Honestly, by what stretch of the imagination can this poster (from Amazon.com by the way, so one knows that this is from a reputable company) be seen as fitting the definition above?
Borderlinx has refused to ship this poster to my address, so I’ve decided to get it rerouted to another US address. Paid $35 to get it done as well. Unless this new forwarder I am sending the poster to says the same thing as Borderlinx (which I most definitely doubt!), I really don’t see any problems in getting this. Once this product arrives at my doorstep, I will elaborate on what transpired between Borderlinx and I.
Washington D.C. tells the story of a nation. Tourists like Sanjay Patil discover the past and envision the future as they explore the capital of the United States. Washington D.C. is full of historically significant attractions, but it has a surprising cultural side as well.
Monuments and Memorials
Washington D.C. is home to a substantial number of monuments and memorials honoring those who gave their lives for their country or played significant roles in the history of the United States.
Although it doesn’t take much time to visit, the Lincoln Memorial is a favorite of travelers like Sanjay Patil MD. The Gettysburg Address and Lincoln’s second inaugural speech are etched in the walls. A stunning spectacle, the Lincoln Memorial is at its most dramatic when viewed after dark. Continue reading…
Americans are in furious debate over gun control laws. Honestly I don’t expect things in the US to change anytime soon, because as long as Americans hold on to the attitude that owning guns is a “right” (regardless of the fact that it can and has been abused before), we will be hearing more mass-murder incidents by individuals on civilians.
The man that the US of A love to hate is officially dead as a doornail, apparently shot in a US-led commando raid on his hideout somewhere in Pakistan. When I first read the news, the first thing I felt was relief. After all, a good Khawarij is always a dead one. OBL’s greatest mistake was to pick out civilian targets for his so-called “global war” against the US, and I never could understand the rationale for doing so. If he had launched his attacks against Israel, that would have made better sense. Then again, the Khawarij never had a record for ever thinking straight or take into consideration the immense harm they would do to Islam in general and the Muslim ummah in particular by killing innocent lives.
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Even though it is running on Pligg, Project Petaling Street has been modified to accommodate only blog pings. That makes it different from other standard installations of Pligg. Not trying to toot my own horn here, but PPS has many things which other blog aggregators (most especially a certain “PPS Killer” *snigger* hosted on a UK server) do not have.
Among its more interesting features are:
Fast, dedicated hosting server with a robust system, protected from hacks. Hosting is based in the United States. PPS also has its own dedicated IP, which is good from an SEO perspective.
Ability to vote or comment on a blog ping. This is a feature that was planned from its very inception but was never implemented until the move to the new system.
Has the groups feature where users can set up their own communities and get other PPS users according to their specific interests.
A list of popular tags being used by PPS users, with its own page.
You can see the live activity of the site and how PPS users are engaged in using PPS.
Unlike a certain “PPS Killer” *snigger again*, all links are SEO-ed and are dofollow. There are no redirects from the pings, all links point straight to the specific blog post. This means that unlike other blog aggregators, PPS works great for search engines and will pass Google PageRank juice to your blog posts.
In the future, I plan to have more functions added such as a login integration feature with Facebook Connect and other features that I will not list here at the moment.
A lot of people are pinning their hopes that the new American President will bring change, especially to the destructive foreign policies initiated by his predecessor. His inauguration speech was no doubt very inspiring, it was like a breath of fresh air listening to it compared to the donkey that inhabited the White House before him. People are focusing on the colour of his skin as the impetus for initiating change but before I throw in full support behind him, I want to see what his actions are.
If you are looking for historical pictures of President-elect Barack Obama and his family, there is a good resource online which you can see here. A very interesting collection of photographs of a young Barack Obama, his parents and grandparents, as well as his family.
There was never any doubt in my mind that Obama would win the Presidency of the United States. People were getting fed-up with the eight years of Rethuglicans misrule and the economic situation didn’t help either. So they elected an intelligent, charismatic candidate who can deliver the goods.
Despite the Democrat win, I am still adopting a “look-and-see” approach to how President Obama will handle the many problems left behind by the Bush administration. The only things I want done differently is that the US must pull out of Iraq, be an honest broker for a just peace in the Middle East, vis-a-vis the Palestinian issue and stop threatening countries with war if they do not get their way.
No prizes for guessing whose side I am on and if you still can’t figure it out, then its obvious you don’t bother about US politics. I have been leaning towards Democrat candidates for as long as I can remember, because of their generally non-interventionist foreign policy and internal social reforms, both of which involves less war and more peace.
And we certainly need a lot of that in current times.
Ironically, I could have participated in the voting since I am a born-American (and that, folks, makes me a US citizen) but I choose not to. Firstly, because it is such a bother having to travel to the US embassy and prove that you are an American (and I haven’t renewed my US passport for like 20 years) and secondly, I already had my fair share of excitement voting in the last GE. So I think I’ll just cheer by the sidelines and hope for an Obama-Biden victory….
I find it an irony that such bus campaigns are allowed in — of all places! — Chicago, US of A. I doubt such a advert slapped on a RapidKL could take off here in Islam terHadpada Hari-hari tertentu Malaysia…JAKIM will probably receive all kinds of flak from the Islam Liberals and the Islamophobes combined. I can think of a few organisations that will oppose such a move here. But I will officially make it my lifelong ambition to see such an advert promoting Bismika Allahuma to appear on a RapidKL bus one day.
For those who wish to support the ICNA bus ad campaign, you may donate here.
Its a great irony (at least, to me) that the Greatest Islamophobic State in the world today is most likely going to elect a black President in this coming November (trust me, McCain will not win, not by a long shot). I wonder what the missionaries, Christian xenophobes and Islam-haters in the country has to say to that notion of thought happening.
Very interesting read indeed from Alexander Cockburn about the realities of “modern” America. Note especially this:
…the suicide rate among middle-aged Americans has reached its highest point in at least 25 years. The rate rose by about 20 per cent between 1999 and 2004 for those aged 45 through 54 – far more than among younger adults, whose own suicide stats are also on the rise.
The previous high was in 1982, a year when there was a terrible farm crisis in the Midwest.