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Finally, a dictionary to explain the female’s conversation subtexts!

BERLIN (Reuters) – A leading German dictionary publisher plans to launch a guide it says will help men translate the subtext of female conversation. The Langenscheidt publishing group, best known for its well-respected yellow foreign language dictionaries, will launch sales of a 128-page book to translate such baffling female banter as: “Let’s just cuddle” into “No sex tonight please!.” “Each themed chapter offers men behavioral tips and exposes hidden messages transmitted by women in everyday situations, …

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Corruption Perception Index 2003.. we’ve got a ways to go still

According to the CPI, Finland was ranked as the country that has the least corrupt civil service and was given a score of 9.7 out of a perfect score of 10. Iceland, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland were close behind. Bangladesh and Nigeria, in contrast, were found to have the highest level of corruption among the 91 countries on the list. Among the Arab countries Oman ranked highest with a score of …

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Nick Berg

I’m not shocked at all about the manner of Nick Berg’s death. The sub-humans who carried out this crime bring shame on all of humanity, let alone Islam. And the whole of humanity should strike back. These extremists no matter what they call themselves should be dealt with. If we as Muslims stay quiet about this situation, then we too shall join the ranks of sub-humanity and will be completely culpable. My heartfelt condolences to Nick’s …

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Off with their heads! Islamists propose Shari’a Law in Bahrain

In today’s Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper, on the front page, the Salafi/Wahabi MP Jassim Al-Saidi proposes the application of Shari’a Law in Bahrain and will table a motion to amend the Penal Law as such in parliament. His argument of course is that it is a clear text in the Holy Quran, cut off the hands of theifs. End of story. He goes farther by quoting the actual text in the Quran, and the Teachings of the …

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Field visit to Big Brother Arabia

So the Big Brother production team are in a quandary, give in to the pressure they are facing from our friends the Islamists, shut down and move, of just ignore the criticism and carry on? They apparently chose to calm these Islamists down by trying to set up a committee of religious figures to oversee the production. Here are the people who have been invited to the Big Brother House yesterday:Smart. They’ve included both Shia …

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Whores in Bahrain – circa 1936

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 translate what it says to you: ============ QUOTE ============= The Government of Bahrain Notice Number 1355-50 WHORES We publish this notice …

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MTC-Vodafone gets it!

There is a passion for numbers in Bahrain, and I suppose in the rest of the world. Especially if those numbers are distinctive, unique and nice to look at. People pay vast sums of money for a nice number-plate, telephone number and even address. It’s become a roaring trade in Bahrain in selling and exchanging “sim-sim” or pre-paid mobile phone numbers and I heard for a “nice” number you would pay upwards of BD 1,000 (US$3,770). …

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Want a public office? How much are you worth?

There is a movement in the parliament to at last address an issue that is important. The “Minbar Islamists” have tabled a motion to force all public officials to declare their worth before they take office, and then audit them when they leave. Excellent. At last something useful. They shouldn’t stop at the public official him/herself, that law MUST be extended to audit his direct family as well and raise a red flag whenever that official …

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Saidi, with tail firmly between his legs, forced to apologize

The cartoon above appearing in today’s Al-Wasat Newspaper nicely sums up what the Islamist MPs in particular and the Islamists in society in general are doing to the country. The guy in the middle is the Islamist MP Jassim Al-Saidi, which is clearly indicated because he’s not wearing the “‘Iqal” – (affectionately known by various derogatory names like the “fan-belt” – compare the cartoon with his picture below) and he’s trying to pull down the pillars …

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