CTTalk is now moving to Blogger. The address is cttalk.blogspot.com… More announcements later…
In a recent interview, President Obama was being pestered by a fly. He had to stop mid-sentence to kill it. He continued to joke about how, “I got the sucker.” and “That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it?” Well, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals has now said that they are upset with him killing the fly. They state that he needed to take a “more humane approach” to getting rid of it. They have now sent the White House a “Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher” which allows the fly to live by being trapped in a compartment, and then later being released. PETA recognizes that while Obama’s voting record for animal rights was outstanding, “Swatting a fly on TV indicates he’s not perfect, and we’re happy to say that we wish he hadn’t.”
Thanks to the Internet, texting and other modern technologies, the Iranian youth is now linked together in a sole voice of protest. The recent presidential elections have caused an extreme uproar, as many feel the elections were rigged. Twitter and Facebook are now being used to get the message out. “Police are coming to houses taking people. Beating to those who don’t obey, ” are regular “tweets” being seen from Iranian people. The Iranian leaders have decided that they might have to reconsider the election counts to avoid risking more problems. They government has already turned off phone service, and are imprisoning those who have satellite dishes. They are doing anything possible to keep people from having a voice. How far away are we, the United States of America, from that?
CTTalk has not been entirely dead for the last week. We now have a Twitter channel and a Youtube channel. The Twitter channel will be in full swing, effective immediately, but the Youtube channel will be on hold until other projects are taken care of. Thanks to WordPress’ Twitter upload mode, I can post directly to Twitter from my blog. So, if you are in a hurry, check out the Twitter channel to see if there is anything interesting. It will make things much more convenient for everyone.
Our absence as a team has been unacceptable. I am very sorry that CTTalk has done nothing to bring you the latest news as of late. Soon we are going to have a meeting to get our scheduling problems worked out. Until then, please bear with us as two of the three CTTalk members are preparing for college. Again, I am very sorry for this increasing absence of news.
Who is the “He” that is referred to in the title? None other than our very own President Barack Obama. He openly admitted to something that no other President has publicly admitted. The 1953 Iran coup that ended up overthrowing Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh. “In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government.” For Iranians, the coup showed that the United States, who was the supposed protector of freedom, wouldn’t give a second thought to overthrowing a democratically elected Prime Minister for America’s own gain. That’s what started the Iranian resentment of the United States. Obama went on to say, “For many years, Iran has defined itself in part by its opposition to my country, and there is in fact a tumultuous history between us… Since the Islamic Revolution, Iran has played a role in acts of hostage-taking and violence against U.S. troops and civilians. This history is well known. Rather than remain trapped in the past, I’ve made it clear to Iran’s leaders and people that my country is prepared to move forward. The question now is not what Iran is against, but rather what future it wants to build.”