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Internet junkie I am

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crap happens in multiple simultaneous instances (this is otherwise commonly termed “murphey’s law”.)

we had a notice from our ISP that the internet services are going to be degraded over a week because they are re-routing a major submarine cable by Dubai for the building of the Palm Island and they assured us that although the internet is going to be slow for that period, at least it would be usable.

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Good things are starting to happen

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Almost every Arabic paper you pick up in Bahrain and I suspect the whole Middle East have suddenly realized that extremism is not good! Well H E L L O where have these editors and journalists been for the last few decades? Have they just really realized that extremism is not good, have they been given their new orders to portray extremism – and the new phrase that is being bandied about in these papers – terrorism bad? They never dared to attach the description of “terrorist” to any Muslim before, they have always been “freedom fighters,” “martyrs” and several other adjectives chosen specifically to distance the use of the word terrorist.

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Amna’s appendicitis

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My little big girl is in hospital at the moment. They’ve just ripped her appendix out!

She’s had her operation yesterday morning at 9:30 and it went well. The doctor of course won’t confirm if it was in fact her appendix that was giving her trouble until the results are back from the lab, but he wasn’t too encouraging… hey, I took that thing out because I “think” that was what was wrong with your daughter. Great.

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Living in the gaping void

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cartoons drawn on the back of business cards

Art transcends format. Who says that an artist has to use canvas and smelly oil paints to create masterpieces? Artists will invariably tell you (at least those who don’t draw portraits of leaders and make a living doing so – a la Saddam Hussain’s lot) that their art is their form expression.

Well, there’s this nut who moved to Manhattan and for once didn’t carry his sketchbook one day and had some free time on his hands.. the material he had however was a pen and a business card, then the story started and hilarity ensued from the cartoons he continues to draw on the back of business cards!

Even the Guardian rated him:

“As dark and disturbing as a dry martini served with a razor-blade twist,
as brilliant as a fluorescent-lit city morgue at two in the morning.”
– Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian

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Wake up world… the Arabs have arrived!

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“I loved Baywatch and decided it was a good vehicle to promote many things in modern Egypt, to show beautiful beaches and the reefs – our underwater treasures,” said Mr Mansour, who will also star in the show.”

Yousef Mansour, producer

Whachathinks? Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese babes in bikinis to lull the senses?

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911

Porsche 911 Carrera 2 - 968

My Porsche 911 Carrera 2 RUF modified is up for grabs! Time for a change… I’m looking for a good home for it, if you’re interested to buy this dream, but don’t bother if your offer is less than BD 8,000!

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Killers on the loose

We woke up on the Prophet’s birthday to be shocked that terrorists have attacked civilians in Riyadh, the capital of Islam’s most Holy Places. Now we wait in fear to welcome these bands of Godless animals to Bahrain and the rest of the normally peaceful Arabian Gulf. On the Prophet’s birthday who preached God’s word of peace and love?

29 people dead, more than 200 injured. The dead’s count is set to rise according to sources.

What would it take to get people to see reason? Just what is the value of an attack like this? When will it end? Will this area ever see real peace? Who is to blame?

It has been said that these attacks have been perpetrated by Al-Qaeda members or sympethizers, well who are these people and what is their belief? I don’t think it is the Islam I and billions like me know and follow.

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