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Whores in Bahrain – circa 1936

Whores in Bahrain – circa 1936

22 Feb, '048 Comments

In the nothing to do department, I thought I’d share this scanned image with you people. This was a notice by the “British Representative” aka the Governor of Bahrain by Her Majesty the Queen of Britain, that time Bahrain being a British protectorate. Click on the thumbnail to see the whole page: So let me […]

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Marriage Fund?

6 Dec, '033 Comments

Now it’s the Shura Council’s turn to have a brain-fart. Some bright spark looked at the marriage statistics in Bahrain in 2001 and decided that not enough Bahrainis are marrying each other with most men opting to have foreign wives, so what does he propose? Throw money at the problem and it’ll go away! He’s […]

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Let’s all stick with Microsoft because this is what we know…

12 Aug, '031 Comment

One of the leading “opposition” newspapers[arabic] published today two big pieces on Linux on page 14 which deals with “technology” and what you get from those articles is the a clear smell that Microsoft or one of its agents has actually written or inspired those articles. The issue is that the Bahraini government, specifically the […]

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The National ID “smart card” idea continues to take hold

30 Jul, '032 Comments

yet no answers to the questions I asked are forthcoming, even though the same article has been sent twice to the national papers in Bahrain. No one seems to be interested in protecting their most basic of human rights: privacy. Amazing. Now the BDF (Bahrain Defence Forces) Hospital which is one of the leading hospitals […]

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Bye privacy… welcome totalitarianism

14 Jul, '0310 Comments

The government is going to introduce a national ID card next year that will further control our lives, expose our most private details: any and all financial transactions, every time we travel, obtain health care, work, rent or buy a house yet no one asked us, the people, if we support such a totalitarian measure. […]

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