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2009 June 22 — Why Now?
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The West Is Accused Of Reporting By Iran

CNN tells us that Iran slams ‘meddling West’ over election

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Iran stepped up allegations Monday against the West of “meddling” in its disputed presidential election even as its election authority reportedly acknowledged that the number of ballots cast in dozens of cities exceeded the number of eligible voters in those areas.

Speaking to reporters, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hasan Qashqavi alleged that foreign media organizations, such as CNN and the BBC, were mouthpieces of their respective governments that were exaggerating reports of police clashes with protesters who have demonstrated daily since the June 12 race.

He also said that government-run news sites, such as the Iranian Student’s News Agency, had been hacked in recent days and implied foreign outlets were behind it.

“Isn’t it a cyber war of the media with an independent government?” Qashqavi said. “They ask people to use the DOS (denial of service) system to hack our Web sites.”

Yo, dude, major geek cred fail – a DOS is not a hack. A hack would be if the content of the site were altered by inserting LOLcat pictures for the President and Supreme Leader of Iran. Find a better hosting service.

Get real, “if it bleeds, it leads”. Stop beating and shooting people and the media will go away. “The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.”

June 22, 2009   3 Comments

It’s HOT!

Last year we didn’t have a single day of 100° [38° C] temperatures. We barely had a heat index [how it feels based on temperature and humidity] that high. Well, we are making up for it.

We have had Heat Advisories [heat index over 100° (38° C)] for over a week, and now we have had Excessive Heat Warnings [heat index over 110° (43° C)] for a couple of days. This is something that happens in August, not June.

This isn’t the dry heat of the desert, this is the soggy, humid, swimming-in-your-own-sweat heat of the South. The skies are hazy with the humidity, so you just know there will be second degree burns on the beach, and the Gulf will feel like warm spit, rather than refreshing.

I feel like hooking up a sprinkler for my front yard and sleeping under the spray because the ground water stays at 70° [21° C], while the tap water which is pumped into towers to supply pressure comes out lukewarm.

There are thunderstorms predicted for later in the week. I hope they show up.

June 22, 2009   4 Comments