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Archives: March 2012

Omar Khayyam (73)

Clouds rolled in  and wept tears on the field. Without wine, purple flowers cannot grow. The greenery provides  pleasant scenery for me today. For whose delight will my remains  nurture grass tomorrow?…

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Omar Khayyam (96): Against Astrology

The good and bad that are in human nature, the joy and grief that are in fate and destiny– do not attribute them to the movement of heavenly bodies; for according to…

Medvedev slams Romney for “Number one Enemy” Slur

Below, the USG Open Source Center translates an article from Russian about President Dmitry Medvedev’s reaction to Mitt Romney calling Russia the “number one geopolitical foe” of the United States. The Russian…

Omar Khayyam (82)

Khayyam, your body  is like a royal tent; your spirit is king and its residence is temporary. The angel of fate strikes this tent when the king moves on, in favor of…

Omar Khayyam (80)

A codger staggered drunk  out of the bar, a prayer rug over his shoulder and a wine glass in hand. I said, old man,  what’s come over you? He said, have some…

Omar Khayyam (78)

You ignoramus!   This bodily form is nothing. and this speckled dome  of the nine heavens is nothing. Be happy that in the realm of being and corruption we are dependent  on…

Omar Khayyam (71)

Now that the rose of your  good fortune is blooming, why are you standing there with no glass in your hand? Have some wine– fate is a treacherous enemy, And a day…

Omar Khayyam (92)

The sky is a belt woven from our tattered lives. The mighty river was formed by all the tears  our eyes have shed. Hell is a spark from our  searing pain. Heaven…

Tron Dance from Japan: Homage to to the Modern Body

Tron Dance from Japan: Homage to to the Modern Body

Japan’s Wrecking Crew Orchestra performs an innovative light dance in uniforms like those in the classic science fiction movie Tron. I see the performance as a celebration of science and technology, of…

The US Congress’s UNESCO Problem: Daily Show

Comedy Central’s John Oliver sends up the US congressmen who stupidly and wickedly cut off funding to UNESCO because 100 member nations voted to admit Palestine to the organization. The US was…

Omar Khayyam (67)

They say that drunkards are consigned to hell; but that makes no sense and the heart cannot  accept it. If lovers and lushes are going to hell, tomorrow heaven will be as…

AH-64 Apache Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

AH-64 Apache Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

Apache helicopter crash in Afghanistan– incredibly no one was hurt. Apparently this video was leaked, and we don’t hear about woundings, crashes and other negative news in the US military in Afghanistan,…

Omar Khayyam (66)

I don’t drink wine for sheer enjoyment nor to corrupt my morals nor for irreligion or bad character. I want to tame my carnal soul and make it selfless. That’s why I…

Obama’s Hypocritical Message to Iran

Obama’s Hypocritical Message to Iran

President Barack Obama addresses the Iranian public on the occasion of the Iranian New Year (Now-Ruz). Shorter version: The US and Iran are on the brink of war because you have a…

Damascus sees first signs of Guerrilla War

Damascus sees first signs of Guerrilla War

Syrian opposition forces fought the fiercest battle with government loyalist troops yet on Monday, in the tony El Mezze district of Damascus. Damascus, the capital, has not seen huge demonstrations. This violence…

India Trade Delegation Bucks US Sanctions on Iran

A major Indian trade delegation to Iran has pronounced the trip a success. The development underscores how difficult it will be for the Obama administration and the European Union to impose ‘crippling’…

Top 7 Ways Bin Laden Underestimated Joe Biden

Top 7 Ways Bin Laden Underestimated Joe Biden

Captured documents from Usamah Bin Laden’s Abbottabad hideout show that the terrorist leader urged an associate to attempt to assassinate President Barack Obama so that Vice President Joe Biden would come to…

Omar Khayyam (65)

Even though my sins  have jinxed me and made me unlovely I have not lost hope, like a pagan in his temple. But in the wee hours when I sober up I…

Omar Khayyam (61)

Your evil self is like  a household dog,  barking for no good reason. It is like a fox  dreaming of a rabbit. It roars like a tiger and is tricky as a…

Israel’s Atom Bomb Factory in 3D

Israel’s Atom Bomb Factory in 3D

An Israeli news magazine reported in 3D animation on Israel’s Dimona nuclear facility, which produces enough plutonium every year to make another 10 nuclear weapons (Israel is thought to have 400 atom…

Omar Khayyam (63)

Every heart in which  the light of love shines– whether worshipper in a mosque or member of a church– and those who write their names in the book of passion are liberated…

Omar Khayyam (60)

I am not suited to the mosque nor fitted to the church The Lord knows  what he made my clay from. I am like an atheist mystic or an ugly prostitute: Neither…

How to Cuddle with an Elephant Seal

How to Cuddle with an Elephant Seal

Another seal meets girl story (environmentalism, not a Heidi Klum gossip piece). Seal meets girl. Seal falls in love with girl. The end. from Bob Dobalina on Vimeo. This is cute, but…

Omar Khayyam (58)

My creed is to drink wine and be happy; my faith is to be devoid of unbelief and religion. I said to the bride of fate, “How big a diamond would you…

Omar Khayyam (57)

We are pagans of love; the orthodox are something else. We are like puny ants; the splendor of Solomon is something else. Our faces are sallow and our clothing is tattered; the…

Omar Khayyam (56)

I spent a lifetime romancing with wine and roses, but none of my efforts ever went right; since none of my desires was fulfilled through wine, I’ve given up on what is…

Omar Khayyam (55)

Bartender, since fate has defeated you and me, and this world is not a dwelling for you and me; but given that we have a glass of wine in our midst know…

Ayatollah Khamenei and President Obama

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, gave an important policy speech on Thursday. In part, he was reacting to President Barack Obama’s remarks on Iran in his Super Tuesday press conference. While…

Iran’s Leader Seeks Control of Internet

Iran’s Leader Seeks Control of Internet

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, having strengthened his position in the Iranian parliament, is moving to try to control the internet in Iran. He has appointed a committee including lame duck president Mahmoud…

Omar Khayyam (51)

I was deep asleep when a wise man said to me, ‘The rose of joy never bloomed  for anyone from slumber! What are you doing?  Life is short! Hit the bar, since you’ll…

The N. Korea/ Iran Nuclear Connection Fraud

The wingnuts are all in a tizzy about some German news article alleging that North Korea carried out a nuclear test for Iran. As with the Niger uranium story that helped underpin…

Darpa Cheetah Robot beats Land Speed Record

Darpa Cheetah Robot beats Land Speed Record

“This video shows a demonstration of the “Cheetah” robot galloping at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour (mph), setting a new land speed record for legged robots. The previous record…

Netanyahu 1992: Iran will Have the Bomb by 1997

Scott Peterson at the Christian Science Monitor did a useful timeline for dire Israeli and US predictions of an imminent Iranian nuclear weapon, beginning 20 years ago. 1992: Israeli member of parliament…

Omar Khayyam (52)

If the heart knew the secret of life as it really is, it would also know, in death, the divine mysteries. Since you know nothing of yourself today, what will you know…

Omar Khayyam (50)

You’ve seen the world, and all you’ve seen is nothing; and everything, as well,  that you have said and heard is nothing. You’ve sprinted everywhere between here and the horizon; it is…

Khamenei Takes Control, Forbids Nuclear Bomb

Early returns in Iran’s 9th parliamentary election since the 1979 revolution show that Ahmadinejad’s lay populists have taken a drubbing, and that hard line supporters of clerical Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei are…

Omar Khayyan (49)

In monasteries, seminaries, retreats and synagogues, they fear hell and seek paradise. Those who know the mysteries of God never let that seed be planted in their souls. Translated by Juan Cole…

Dear MSM: Andrew Breitbart was not a Blogger

Dear Mainstream Media: Andrew Breitbart was not a blogger. He was a political trickster, a serial frame-up artist, a con man, a fraud, a flimflam man. In the Nixon days he would…

Omar Khayyam (47)

No one can pierce the veil of mystery. No one’s soul is aware  of this arrangement. Only in the heart of the black earth do we have a home. A shame this…