الأربعاء، يوليو 11، 2012

Banner from Qatif

Shi'ite protesters in the eastern region hold a banner during the funerals of the protesters shot by Saudi riot police. It reads: "This is the Republic of al-Ahsa and al-Qatif. No to the kingdom of Wahhabis and Al Saud."



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A child from Syria holding a sign: "As long as you respect my rights you are my brother. It doesn't matter if you worship God or a stone ~ from free Yebrud 7-10-12"

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Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

Zeyad,

Have you managed to retrieve your furniture and books?

Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

"As long as you respect my rights you are my brother. It doesn't matter if you worship God or a stone ~ from free Yebrud 7-10-12"

I like this one the best. :)

   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
Petes يقول...

Seems to me the troll's fits of ignorant condescension are increasing in frequency of late.

   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
Petes يقول...

Oil took another one per cent slide this morning, and that in spite of the fact that the dollar has strengthened against the euro and other currencies.

Petes يقول...

Iraq's oil revenue for June was down $2.4b compared to April, due to falling prices and rising domestic consumption. It exported 100 kbpd less in June, although oil production is still at its highest level for twenty years. The Iraqi economy will be impacted if prices continue to slide -- 98% of government revenue is from oil.

   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

Interesting article, Lee. The Russians appear to have some critical choices to make.

If Syrian opposition forces wanted to attack Russian targets in Syria, they would not need to wait for the arrival of these marines in Tartus. There are plenty of Russians present in Syria even now -- including those already at the naval base. Up to now, though, the Syrian opposition has not focused on them.

My guess is the Syrian opposition has other fish to fry right now.

Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

Zeyad,

If you're out there and listening, albeit not speaking, I wanted to tell you that I was starting to get a little irritated with you on this book recommendation. I was finding Mahfouz's characters in "Palace of Desire" rather rigid and closed minded in their thinking, not really likable at all. But I am almost done with it now and have begun to think that Kamal is not just a lovestruck teenager but someone of substance. He appears to have the ability to think for himself. I suspect perhaps a bit of an autobiographical character? So, if he isn't killed off, I will forgive you.

   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
Zeyad يقول...

Lynnette, Kamal is my favorite character in the series and he is indeed a reflection of the author's own spiritual journey in life. (spoiler alert) don't worry he won't be killed off.

Petes يقول...

LOL. That spoiler alert didn't leave much time to avert one's eyes.

Petes يقول...

The Syrian ambassador to Baghdad has defected to the Syrian rebel cause.

Petes يقول...

Good news, or at least some belated justice ... the unscrupulous f*cker who sold $85m of completely useless bomb detector equipment to Iraq has been charged with fraud. A BBC investigation in 2010 revealed that the devices, which were sold at $40k a twist, contained absolutely no functional components. Sales were banned by the UK government, but some of these things are still in use at police checkpoints in Iraq. The owner of the manufacturing company, Jim McCormack has been charged with six counts of fraud. I wonder how many Iraqis died because of this gangster.

Wholesale Printer يقول...

good snap.I searched web to print and overnight prints Use ful to me and my friend

Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

...don't worry he won't be killed off.

Thank you for the reassurance. :)

Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

U.K. bank Barclays agreed to pay $453 million to settle claims brought by U.S. and U.K. bank regulators.

Possibly only the tip of that iceberg. As someone mentioned in the comments section, it will be interesting to see if they eventually bring criminal charges against some of these people.

Regulators OK key Dodd-Frank rules.

Is it enough?

   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال المؤلف هذا التعليق.
   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...

 
Today's entry re:  American politics

Rumors abounding today that Mitt Romney was acting as CEO of Bain Capital for three years longer than he has admitted to being with the firm.  Romney has tried to dodge some of the more biting Obama campaign ads by claiming the conduct complained of came after he left as Bain's CEO in 1999.  The Boston Globe claims to have unearthed Bain documentation, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, showing that Romney was ‘chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president of Bain as late as 2002.  (There appear to be some Massachusetts state document filings in accord.)
The Romney campaign claims the information is ‘inaccurate’.  (I'm not certain that's the same thing as saying it's not generally true in all important respects, but that's pretty much all they've said ‘bout it so far, beyond the claim that Romney had no input on investments or management after 1999.)
It appears the Romney himself signed the documents in question.  Falsifying important information in these required government filings would probably be a felony offense.  Not to mention the political damage it could do to Romney's credibility with independent voters.

I suspect the calls for release of Romney's back tax returns, which he has so far strenuously and successfully resisted without apparent political damage to himself, just took on a bit more significance, even for many of Romney's present supporters.

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