Craigslist ditches erotic adverts
Craigslist recently toppled MySpace as the most visited site
The US classified ads website Craigslist says it will remove its erotic services category, following claims it promotes prostitution.
Law enforcement officials have said prostitutes and clients use the site for illegal sexual encounters.
In place will be a new adult services section that will be closely monitored.
"We are optimistic that the new balance struck will be an acceptable compromise," Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said.
Iranian TV: Swine Flu – A Zionist/American Conspiracy
Leave it to the Islamists to always make the best of things. Egypt took advantage of swine flu by further impoverishing Christian pig farmers (even though swine flu is not a pig disease). Now the Iranians are relying on swine flu to further demonize Israel and the U.S., by implying the latter are responsible for it.
"Iranian TV: Swine Flu – A Zionist/American Conspiracy," from MEMRI, May 12:
Following are excerpts from an Iranian TV report on swine flu, which aired on IRINN, the Iranian news channel, on May 6, 2009:
To view this clip, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2104.htm.
Reporter: "Every so often, diseases develop in different corners of the world, and disappear after wreaking damage to the tune of billions of dollars. After avian flu, the time has come for pigs. It is a disease that afflicts pigs, but because of the physiological similarity between humans and pigs, this disease afflicts humans as well. Now, the main actors in this great movie must go into action. The director has fulfilled his role very well, and gathered the boldest and most famous actors for this blockbuster.
"The international news networks air the trailers of this movie for free. With the outbreak of this disease, the American president went into action, and said in a sensational speech: 'My government has consulted health officials, and they have not advised the closing of the U.S. borders.'
"In his speech, Barak Obama mentioned a medicine called Tamiflu - but what exactly is Tamiflu? Who are the compassionate manufacturers of this medicine? This great pharmacist is none other than Rumsfeld, the former American secretary of defense. He is one of the shareholders, and an active and influential member on the board of directors of Gilead Science, which is the main provider of medicine for this disease.
"It should be noted that the Gilead Sciences is a Jewish company. Its name, in Hebrew means "holy place," and all its shareholders are Zionists."
"The U.S. is One of the Few Countries With an Arsenal of Viruses
Dr. Ali-Reza Mehrabi, ShaidBeheshtiUniversity: "The United States is one of the few countries with an arsenal of viruses. It is one of the countries with the largest arsenals of smallpox.[...]
"It is interesting that last year, [Rumsfeld] bought, if I'm not mistaken, 18 billion dollars worth of new Gilead stocks.[...]
"If we accept the assumption that work was conducted in a laboratory in Mexico - whether in a pig farm or some other place - the mere fact that this substance found its way out, even if by mistake, shows that the U.S. is conducting experiments in a peripheral country, rather than on its own soil. In this case, the U.S. might have lost control."