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Iraqi “shoe-thrower” sentenced

Posted in World News with tags , , , on March 12, 2009 by FEGNS

Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the 29-year old Iraqi reporter who threw not only one, but both of his shoes at President George W. Bush in December 2008 was sentenced today.  Al-Zeidi received three years in prison for the charge: assaulting a foreign leader.

For those of you who missed the massive coverage of the incident when it happened… you can see the incident in the youtube clip below:

Many people in Iraq (and the middle east as a whole) consider Al-Zeidi a hero worthy of accolades and not imprisonment, while many people in the United States and around the world consider this to be quite comical.  I am not of either camp.

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Obama Abolishes Stem Cell Research Restraints

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2009 by FEGNS

In recent political news, President Barak Obama has repealed all restrictions on Federal funding for stem cell research that the George W. Bush Presidency established in August 2001 because of what was described (at the time) as “fundamental questions about the beginnings of life and the ends of science.”

In layman’s terms, the Bush administration had problems with the fact that much of stem cell research involves the destruction of human embryos.  This was a moral issue for our previous President that he felt was not worthy of any compromise, so he banned the Federal funding of such practices (funding of course, which comes indirectly from each and every tax payer in the country).

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