Good Riddance?

I hate to say this and may be I shouldn’t. On the other hand, Azam Tariq was a crazy guy who was a leader of a group which murdered hundreds of Shia in Pakistan. He died the way his followers killed so many others. Maulana Azam Tariq, chief of the Millat-i-Islamia and MNA, was assassinated… Continue reading Good Riddance?

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Iraq, Media, Politics and Public Opinion

Via Balkinization, I found a survey of US public opinion of the Iraq war and related matters. This survey has a lot of interesting information regarding public beliefs about the Iraq war and their correlation with media and political beliefs. Regarding Iraq’s connections to al-Qaeda, 22% thought that Iraq was directly involved in carrying out… Continue reading Iraq, Media, Politics and Public Opinion

I Wish!

I wish our school had stuff like this. Students now get massages, pedicures and manicures at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, while Washington State University boasts of having the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast. It holds 53 people. Play one of 52 golf courses from around the world on the room-sized golf simulators… Continue reading I Wish!

Immigration Arbitrariness

This news story is about a Turkish physician whose visa extension hit some snags at BCIS until his congressman intervened. I think it shows how arbitrary of the immigration process in the US is and how much depends on the specific immigration officer examining your case. An impressive career, a 1,000-page visa application and 10… Continue reading Immigration Arbitrariness

Popular Posts

I have added two different ways of looking at popular posts on the sidebar. One looks at my webserver logs and selects the posts who individual entry archive pages have been visited the most in the past 3 days. (Extension to longer times is possible if I knew Perl. [UPDATE: Used a nasty solution to… Continue reading Popular Posts

Categorized as Internet

Kashmir Photos

Disclaimer: All photographs are copyrighted by their photographers. You can visit their sites and view their galleries by clicking on the images.

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Plame Affair

You probably already know about the leaking of a CIA operative’s name by administration officials. It has become a big story as a result of CIA request for an investigation. At CIA Director George J. Tenet’s request, the Justice Department is looking into an allegation that administration officials leaked the name of an undercover CIA… Continue reading Plame Affair

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