Posts in Category: Politics

President Obama Wins in 2012

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The text of President Obama’s acceptance speech:

Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.

Google Takes Sides in Persian Gulf Naming Conflict.

In another ridiculous move by Google to appease some governments, Google has removed the name Persian Gulf from its Google Maps site. There has been a long standing dispute where surrounding countries want to call it the Gulf of Arabia or the Arabian Gulf.

Google’s solution in trying to appease to everyone is to remove the name totally.

The channel of water has been called Persian Gulf for millenia, much before the idea or notion of an Arab entity even existed.

 

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The direct link to Google Maps: http://g.co/maps/2s5rd

Here is a BBC Persian report of this same issue: http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/2012/05/120504_l51_persian_gulf_google_maps.shtml