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What makes this one so great? Check out these features:
» Easily draggable target marker (which has an adorable little atom on it)!
» Bright, stomach-churning colors indicating major negative effects of atomic detonations!
» Effects described include zones of 500 rem exposure, major overpressures, and fire! Plus, the legend breaks these down into easy-to-understand descriptions of what they mean for your average person caught inside of them.
» Lots of pre-sets for both places to drop them (I didn’t want to discriminate) and yields of historical weapons! It has never been easier to put a 50Mt H-bomb on the Eiffel Tower.
» Automatically tries to drop the bomb on wherever Google thinks you are accessing the Internet from (based on your IP address)!
» You can link to specific detonations and send them to your friends to enjoy forever!
» Automatic zooming to make sure that all of a given nuke’s effects fit within the view window! (This can be disabled.)
» More historically contextualized than your average web app!
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Watch The Trailer For “This Is Not A Film” This clandestine documentary,smuggled into France for a last-minute submissionto Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi. “This is Not a Film” was shot partially on an iPhone during Panahi’s house arrest in his Tehran apartment while appealing his sentence — six years in prison and a 20-year filmmaking ban.
February 6, 2012 Leave a comment
Iran Claims it Has Evidence US Was Behind Killing Tehran says US and UK were behind the assassination of nuclear scientist, while Washington focuses on Israel.
January 14, 2012 Leave a comment
By Daniel Politi
Tehran formally accused the United States and Britain of being behind the assassination of an Iranian scientist. The IRNA state news agency reported Saturday that Iranian officials sent a diplomatic letter to the United States saying that “we have reliable documents and evidence that this terrorist act was planned, guided and supported by the CIA,” reports the Associated Press, citing the IRNA state news agency. The Iranian foreign ministry sent the letter to the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, the only form of diplomatic communication with the United States. “The documents clearly show that this terrorist act was carried out with the direct involvement of CIA-linked agents,” said the letter.
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was killed Wednesday in broad daylight in Tehran when a magnetic bomb was attached to his car. It marked the fifth assassination of its kind in two years, notes Reuters.
The IRNA also said Iran’s government sent a “letter of condemnation” to the British government, saying London played an “obvious role” in the killing. The United States and Britain have officially condemned the killing, but, markedly, Israel has not and even hinted it has covert operations in Iran.
Before Saturday’s report, there were hints that Iran was making conciliatory gestures to the West as state-run media confirmed Tehran would host a delegation of U.N. nuclear inspectors later this month, notes the Washington Post. Still, there was skepticism among diplomats, who said the whole effort could just be a way for Iran to buy some time.
For now though, U.S. officials are focusing on Israel. The Wall Street Journal notes that U.S. leaders are increasingly concerned that Israel is planning to attack Iran and top officials, including President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, “have delivered a string of private messages to Israeli leaders warning about the dire consequences of a strike.”
January 14, 2012 Leave a comment
Cansomeone explainto me if there’s supposed to be a scandal that someone peeson the corpseof aTalibanfighter?Someonewho, as part of anorganization,murdered over 3,000Americans?I’ddrop trou and do it, too. That’s me, though. I want a million cool points for these guys.
2 Americans freed by Iran arrive in US Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer land at New York’s Kennedy Airport
September 25, 2011 Leave a comment
Via. associated press
MUSCAT, Oman — Two Americans held for more than two years in an Iranian prison on accusations of spying returned to the U.S. on Sunday, ending a diplomatic ordeal that began with what they called a wrong turn into the wrong country.
Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York City at about 11 a.m. (1500 GMT).
The two were released from prison last week. They arrived Wednesday in Oman under a $1 million bail deal and were embraced by relatives.
They were detained along with fellow hiker Sarah Shourd in July 2009 along the Iran-Iraq border. They say they were only hiking in Iraq’s relatively peaceful Kurdish region and may have wrongly ended up in Iran.
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Before boarding the plane in the Omani capital of Muscat on Saturday night, the men made brief statements and thanked Oman’s ruler for helping secure their release.
“We hope to someday return to this wonderful country, but for now we are eager to go home at last,” Fattal told reporters.
Bauer said he won’t forget the feeling of seeing their loved ones waiting for them in Oman.
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“The joy of embracing them all after so long will stay with us forever,” he said.
A furious diplomatic effort led to the release of Shourd about a year ago, and negotiations continued for the two men. Last month, Fattal and Bauer were sentenced to eight years in prison each for illegal entry into Iran and espionage.
The first hint of change in the case came last week when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Fattal and Bauer could be released within days. But wrangling from within the country’s leadership delayed efforts. Iranian defense attorney Masoud Shafiei secured the necessary judicial approval Wednesday for the bail — $500,000 for each man.
Hours later, the gates of Tehran’s Evin prison opened and the Americans headed in a convoy with diplomats to Tehran’s Mehrabad airport.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry called their release a gesture of Islamic mercy.
Until their release, the last previous direct contact family members had with Bauer and Fattal was in May 2010, when their mothers were permitted a short visit in Tehran, which Iranian officials used for high-profile propaganda.
Since her release last year, Shourd has lived in Oakland, California. Bauer, a freelance journalist, grew up in Onamia, Minnesota, and Fattal, an environmental activist, is from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb.
Bauer proposed marriage to Shourd while they were in jail.