December 19, 2008

Muntazar Al Zaidi my hero- by Dave Lindorff

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When Iraqi journalist Muntazar Al Zaidi heaved his two shoes at the head of President George W Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, he did something that the White House press corps should have done years ago.

Al Zaidi listened to Bush blather that the half-decade of war he had initiated with the illegal invasion of Iraq had been “necessary for US security, Iraqi stability (sic) and world peace” and something just snapped. The television correspondent, who had been kidnapped and held for a while last year by Shiite militants, pulled off a shoe and threw it at Bush — a serious insult in Iraqi culture– and shouted “This is a farewell kiss, you dog!” When the first shoe missed its target, he grabbed a second shoe and heaved it too, causing the president to duck a second time as Al Zaidi shouted, “This is from the widows, the orphans, and those who were killed in Iraq!” Read More »Muntazar Al Zaidi my hero- by Dave Lindorff

Immune system works better at night

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imuneA good night’s sleep really does a sick body good, new research says. Stanford University research with fruit flies reveals that the immune system fights invading bacteria the hardest at night and the least during the day. The findings were to be presented Sunday at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in San Francisco.Read More »Immune system works better at night