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Posted by grapeshisha at 2:07 PM
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Posted by grapeshisha at 4:02 PM
Shoshana Hebshi, who describes herself as a "half-Arab, half-Jewish housewife," was aggressively cuffed and detained from Frontier Airlines Flight 623, then strip-searched, for the apparent crime of being ambiguously "ethnic"—and being seated next to two Indian guys she didn't know who got up to use the toilet. On Sunday, 9/11/2011, Hebshi was held and questioned in a Detroit cell for several hours. A fellow passenger on her flight had told a flight attendant that she and her dark-skinned seatmates (all of whom were strangers to one another) were "suspicious." One can only presume they were racially profiled.
Note to self, don't be dark skinned, don't fly on 9-11, don't be "ethnic".
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Posted by grapeshisha at 7:59 PM
Well, every year the Summer arrives, and it's just about too hot for anyone to fathom living through death by sun, and so the wife returns to the green suburbs of England or somewhere not so hot where she enjoys a Summer just 10 degrees shy of an Arab Winter leaving diligent husband to slave most of the summer alone, solo with with similar husbands. And so the W@NKER is bourne (Wife Away No Kid Eat Rubbish). They work, they party, they eat 6 shawarmas in one sitting and generally lead a life of ogreness over the hot months. Well, we are approaching mid September, the heat will start to ease, and the w@nker must return from whence he came and replace with smart suited aspiring business exec, looking at making an impact in the "Middle East".
Posted by grapeshisha at 5:35 PM
But now, just as the Abu Dhabi Sandal took centre stage, the Dubai necklace is starting to pop up as a staple of costume jewellery. Designer Kate Benjamin has come up with the Dubai Necklace. It's gold and costume. It's bling and it looks great. but you can't get it in the Gold souks of Dubai, because it's just not gold!
Get your Dubai Necklace from Accessories Direct. Or if you want to buy gold in Dubai, go to the gold souk and ask one of the retailers to make a real metal copy gold Dubai necklace. That will confuse them.
Posted by grapeshisha at 1:36 PM
Depending on which numbers you look at, there were up to a million deaths in Iraq. There are further in Afghanistan. And there have been further Al Qaida bombings in places like London, Madrid, Jordan to name a few.
We remember, lest we forget.
Posted by grapeshisha at 1:51 PM
The man standing next to Cameron, Sarkozy and Merkel in the recent pictures at the Elysee Palace to mark the first 'Friends of Libya' meeting is the Emir of Qatar. Back in March Qatar was first, after France, in publically recognising the Libyan Opposition group, the National Transitional Council. Qatar then went on to not only provide military support for the NATO operation in Libya, but also played a proactive mediation role with members of the Arab League in gathering support for the NATO intervention.
Qatar has also shown strong political leadership, willingness and influence in bilateral relations with its Arab neighbours throughout the Arab Spring -- from rumours of having frozen their investments in Syria, to public messages of support for the opposition in Syria and Yemen -- though Qatar's role may not always seem consistent, as with Bahrain.
The key questions are -- Does the highly nationalistic Arab Spring need an Arab champion that will 'step in', with its military might, to help oust dictators; and what are Qatar's broader international political ambitions? Does the world now need new political players?
We may not have seen the Arab Spring coming, but the motives and ambitions of possible rich and powerful frontrunner countries that support opposition against dictatorship and are willing to fund long-term growth and stability, should not go ignored. That Qatar stepped in quickly with its shuttle diplomacy and military backing for the Libyan NTC and made clear their long-term plans for stability in Libya and the wider region is indeed laudable, and are the appropriate strategic trajectory moves of a reliable international relations player.
That certainly alludes to a lot of power. And good on them. And with power comes the need to buy Greek Islands. Of course.
Sheikh of Qatar buying 2 Greek Islands
Posted by grapeshisha at 1:58 PM
Personally, I think the logic works the other way. Where do you want to go? Where can you go there that caters to our taste and needs? Anyway, it's another badge for the hotels and restaurants around the world who want it. It may indeed be the trigger to lure a whole new market.
Aside, I thought the name crescentrating was a play on concentrating. Maybe I was just concentrating too much.
Posted by grapeshisha at 1:20 PM
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