Archive for November 12, 2008
I feel that this picture captures the personality of George W. Bush–the “leader of the free world”, no less.
Neil MacFarquhar summs it well: ” Saudi Arabia, which deploys a special police force to ensure that a narrow sect of Islam predominates in the kingdom, is sponsoring a discussion at the United Nations on religious tolerance starting Wednesday.”
“IDF soldier jailed for yawning during Rabin memorial service”. That is right. In the Zionist entity, you may kill Palestinian children but you may not yawn during Rabin memorial service.
Lebanese menu of political choices by comrade Khalid
“The guests should “employ discretion” in expressing affection publicly, says the hotel, with “anything more than a peck on the cheek” likely to result in police involvement.”
…off to Seattle. I am speaking tomorrow night (7:00PM in Lecture Hall 5) at Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington. Returning on Friday.
“Israeli businesswoman Yardena Ovadia is operating as a mediator in arms sales to the African nation of Equatorial Guinea for sums of up to $100 million, security sources told Haaretz in recent days.” (thanks W.)
“Jeffreys’ book explores how the sex trade has been transformed from a small-scale, furtive, vilified industry, into a hugely profitable and legitimised one. As such, the text teems with startling figures. There’s the fact that the stripping industry is worth at least $75bn worldwide, bringing in $15bn in the US alone – more than the [...]
“According to a proposal made jointly by Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann and Vice Premier Haim Ramon, the IDF will evacuate villages that have become launching pads for Hamas and other terror groups and will then raze the villages with artillery, Army Radio reported.” (thanks Pablo)
“Israeli police have evicted a disabled Palestinian man and his wife from the home where they had lived for 52 years, in a Palestinian district of east Jerusalem which is now surrounded by hardline Jewish settlers. The eviction came after years of litigation which culminated in an Israeli supreme court ruling in July ordering them [...]
“Norway has topped a league of countries in closing the gender gap, followed by three other Nordic nations, a survey by the World Economic Forum says.” (thanks Nabeel)
“Israeli President Shimon Peres and Arab leaders including King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia have attended the same dinner at the UN offices in New York.” What is wrong with that? Saudi Arabia and Israeli are fully qualified to coordinate their massive violations of human rights. Let them wine and dine. (thanks Laleh)
“Human rights activists are urging the Foreign Ministry to interfere in the case of an Egyptian doctor, sentenced to 15 years in prison and 1,500 lashes in Saudi Arabia for allegedly driving a patient to addiction.” (thanks Farrah)
“Bozell said Obama “ran as a Reaganite” and “a fiscal conservative” — less than two weeks after claiming Obama was espousing “socialism””