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The Blackberry Ban

The Blackberry Ban

6 Aug, '1025 Comments

Bahrain started it. UAE happily followed, and of course Saudi rushes headlong into the gap and slaps an apparent full ban on the Blackberry services. Now, one country after another is announcing or at least mulling how they too can find an excuse to apply their band on a service that has revolutionised how people […]

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Huh? Has bin Rajab been cleared?

Huh? Has bin Rajab been cleared?

3 Aug, '106 Comments

Just saw this on today’s Al-Wasat:‬ ‪ العاهل يستقبل عائلة بن رجب استقبل عاهل البلاد جلالة الملك حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة بقصر الصافرية أمس عائلة بن رجب، وذلك للسلام على جلالته، وقد رحب عاهل البلاد بالجميع وتبادل معهم الأحاديث الودية. وأكد خلال اللقاء أن مملكة البحرين حققت الكثير من الإنجازات في مختلف الميادين، وذلك […]

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Vote buying getting more expensive

Vote buying getting more expensive

31 Jul, '101 Comment

The democratic “experiment” is getting much more mature in the Bahraini custom now. Bribing poor people with sacks of rice, sugar and some oil as has happened in the elections of 2002 and 2006 is no longer enough, according to Al-Wasat this morning. People now demand more for their votes, they upped their prices! لكن […]

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Indications of a pending election

Indications of a pending election

30 Jul, '102 Comments

The GDN goes into an unstoppable tizz reporting Good News™ and how excellent the government is at serving its people Al-Wasat reports Bad News™ and shows how bad the government is at serving it’s people’s needs Al-Ayam, Al-Bilad and of course Akhbar Al-Khaleej try to negate columns appearing in Al-Wasat While Al-Watan continues to stoke […]

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If you had one wish…

If you had one wish…

29 Jul, '100 Comments

I think that if I were on my death bed, I would regret the opportunities I wasted. I’m sure that you probably can relate to that too. Yes, hind-sight is very powerful to be sure, but sometimes when you are told that an opportunity will come knocking, and knocking hard and please take the time to prepare yourself to take advantage of that opportunity, there is really no one to blame for that wasted chance other than yourself.

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