White Balloon

Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Life on Mars?!!!

Phoenix has found water on Mars!!! Life beyond earth is coming out of the magic box.... Isn't that an amazing development?

Read the full story on BBC.

Friday, July 25, 2008


The Obama-mania in Europe, specially the scenes of his Berlin speech with 200,000 participants were truly amazing. It's quite naive to think that the American century is over. Still, an semi-progressive US presidential candidate can grab the hearts and minds of millions of people. In a world that heroism and idealism has died, only an American political genuis like Barack Obama is able to steal people's heart like that.

Yet, Obama has to win the hearts and minds of the average American and then has to work around the most powerful corporate system in the world to get any small bits done. How much can really get done, stays quite a mystery. Specially with the huge and unreserved service that Bush administration has awarded to those corporate powers in the past 7 years!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The scale of monthly spending

"Their credit card bills peaked between January 2007 and May 2008, during which time Cindy McCain charged as much as $500,000 in a single month on one American Express card and $250,000 on another, while one of their two dependent children had an AmEx card with a monthly balance as large as $50,000."

Independent of the fact that this is about John McCain's family, I just focus on the level of spending on the credit card. I actually never thought that there are credit cards in that scale!

Read the full story here.
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