Peace Day Doves – When You Know Peace is Dead

26 Jan 2010  1 Comment

The above is Afghanistan….

The above is in Russia…

Yasser Arafat’s Intimate Kissing

16 Jan 2010  5 Comments

I dont know how legit this video is, but it is hilarious. I wish i could understand what the dubbing is saying because it sounds so funny!

2009 in Review

4 Jan 2010  5 Comments

From Obama, to MJ, to Dubai, to Swine Flu, to Juwaihel, to Kuwait’s Parliament to the iPhone vs Everyone battle, to the Mishref Sewage plant disaster. Events that directly affected us as Kuwaiti’s in 2009, feel free to add yours.

History is made in the USA with the inauguration of the first black president, for the first time in a while, many Americans are optimistic. Is it too much pressure on one person to heal the world? Check the rest of the entry below. Continue Reading

Airport Screening Procedures Leaked Online

9 Dec 2009  2 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) stupidly posted online their 93 page brochure on airport screening criteria. It included lists of items that did not require screening, as well as stating that during peak times security is lessened.

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The aforementioned passport-holders automatically targeted for secondary “selective” screening are, by the way, from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Yemen or Algeria.

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Two thumbs up, one to the TSA, and one to the Cuban with the massive moustache in the retro photo above.

Kuwait in the News

3 Dec 2009  4 Comments

Some random news in relation to or taking place in Kuwait…

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Kuwait’s formal request for the design and construction of Kuwait Air Force facilities and infrastructure. The estimated cost of the project is $700 million.

What credit crunch?

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Kuwait’s National Industries Group or NIG, an affiliate of billionaire Nasser Al Kharafi’s conglomerate, said on Wednesday it has filed a lawsuit against a unit of U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group over a $25 million investment loss.

You gotta love being called a “conglomerate”

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A mother may have fallen asleep while breastfeeding and accidentally smothered her suckling infant aboard a flight from Washington to Kuwait

A very sad story.

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A former U.S. Army Major stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, his wife, sister and niece were sentenced for their participation in a bribery and money laundering scheme related to contracts awarded in support of the Iraq war

More Iraq war conspiracies out of Kuwait.

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As you can see most articles these days relating to Kuwait are either to do with money, military, conspiracies, or all the 3 put together.

Grill the PM for Music Classes!

10 Nov 2009  10 Comments

“We will not allow our schools to become centres for graduating dancers,” said Hayef

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Seated above, this hipster has decided to grill the prime minister for making music classes compulsory in schools in Kuwait.  What happened to the education system itself, or the health care system, or the mishref waste plant mess? It must be a talent finding the most irrelevant issues to unsettle your National Assembly and country. How about sitting down during the national anthem and texting?

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Swine Flu Vaccine – Do or Don’t?

9 Nov 2009  7 Comments

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With all thats going on with Swine Flu around the world, and more importantly in Kuwait, we are all faced with a new dilemma. The vaccine is now available for the elderly and young, and those suffering certain health conditions. So the question is, do we take it? Do we give it to our kids? With viral emails and endless websites talking about the side effects, you really don’t know whats true and whats made up. There is a panel in the US set up to monitor the side-effects of the vaccine, you can read about it here. You can also check some of the side effects so far in this article. Kuwait’s Minister of Health, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer has already taken the vaccine in order to release some of the anxiety faced by many people regarding its safety. Knowing his credibility, the majority will deny it was taken for “politics” in order to calm everyone down. It was a great step by him, but are the rest of us as brave to do the same for our loved ones?

Bush in Jail? A Possibility?

7 Sep 2009  3 Comments

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Some of the top aides in the Bush administration are being investigated regarding the interrogations of the CIA during the war on terror. As it says in this article here, it is highly unlikely Bush or any of the top officials will end up in jail. But the possibility is there since the steps have been taken by the current Obama administration to actually investigate the Central Intelligence Agency as i wrote about before with their interrogation techniques here. Since 9/11, a domino effect has occured against the Bush administration and it doesnt seem like its stopping anytime soon.

Random piece of information of the day : a white glove thrown by the king of pop, Michael Jackson, in 1996 in Melbourne has been auctioned off and sold for $49,000. The white glove worn in 1983 when he did his first moonwalk for the Motown 25 TV special will also be auctioned off in New York later this year.

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John Stewart vs. Cross Fire

3 Sep 2009  2 Comments

We all know John Stewart for his late night show “The Daily Show”. It’s mostly about politics but with a comedic twist. It’s very fun to watch, even though I don’t care about politics, especially US politics.

What you might not know about Mr. Stewart is that he was the reason CNN took their famous show “Cross Fire” off the air, I kid you not. When asked about the cancellations, CNN President, Jonathan Klein said, referencing Stewart’s appearance on the show:

“I think he made a good point about the noise level of these types of shows, which does nothing to illuminate the issues of the day.”

This episode aired back in 2004, here is the video:

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