an Apple store in Georgia refuses to sell an iPad to an Iranian-American customer: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/apple-store-refuses-to-sell-ipad-to-iranian_n_1609734.html
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@Goldberg3000 gives seven perspectives on the Israeli political revolution (Kadima joining Likud).
Though, I still doubt Israel will ever attack Iran, and if anything this new alliance makes it even more unlikely.
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An Israeli diplomat’s car was sabotaged in New Delhi this morning – photo captured on Twitter. The NYT summarizes: in a nutshell, Israel and India are blaming Iran, and as @blakehounshell just noted, the proability of war on Iran just went up drastically.
Another grenade bomb also targeting an Israeli diplomat was defused in Tbilisi, Georgia. Looks to be a coordinated attempt.
So, Huntsman revealed his neocon crazy last night:
“I cannot live with a nuclear-armed Iran. If there was ever a reason to use American force, it would be that.”
South Asia is a huge region with more than 1.5 billion people and a lot of diversity. Current public genome databases do not have a lot of samples from South Asia. Also, a number of samples that do exist are from small, isolated groups like the Kalash or Burusho. Being of South Asian descent, I thought that it would be good to analyze genome data from different South Asian groups for a better understanding of our ancestry. Thus was born the Harappa Ancestry Project. I named it after Harappa, an archaeological site of the Indus Valley Civilization in Punjab, Pakistan.
People of South Asian origin, or from neighboring countries, are eligible to participate in this project. The list of countries of origin I am accepting are as follows:
- Sri Lanka
Right now, I am only accepting raw data samples from people who have tested with 23andme.
If you would like to participate, please send your All DNA raw data text file (zipped is better) downloaded from 23andme to email@example.com along with ancestral background information about you and all four of your grandparents. Background information would include where they were born, mother tongue, caste/community to which they belonged, etc. Please provide as much ancestry information as possible and try to be specific. Do especially include information about any ancestry from outside South Asia. Please do not send data from close relatives.
Please spread the word!
Christian warmonger and war criminal calls for more bloodshed in the Middle East:
Speaking at Britain’s inquiry into the war in Iraq, he rejected suggestions from the panel that the 2003 US-led invasion there had actually empowered neighbouring Iran and encouraged it to pursue its nuclear programme.
“I say this to you with all of the passion I possibly can — at some point the West has to get out of what I think is a wretched policy or posture of apology for believing that we are causing what the Iranians are doing, or what these extremists are doing,” he said.
“We are not. The fact is they are doing it because they disagree fundamentally with our way of life and they’ll carry on doing it unless they are met by the requisite determination and if necessary, force.”