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Time lapse video of the opening of a Caper Flower – Capparis spinosa

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I noticed another caper flower about to bloom this afternoon so I set up my iPhone 4s to capture a time-lapse movie and this is the result. I’m in love with this flower as it’s so exotic and its life is very limited, normally it lives for just one day, but in that day it brings joy to whomever is fortunate enough to see it. The ants, as you can see, love it too! …

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No politics?

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I wonder what life would be in this little dot of an island of ours if we had to live without having to worry about politics; in as much as actually living in a modern democracy where human rights are not only protected, but cherished, and where people would feel free to write and voice their opinions without fear of persecution. I’m 50 now, and reflecting back, I can’t remember a time where these conditions existed …

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#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

I can’t but stop and contemplate what real leaders go through to ensure that the rest of us stand a chance of a better life in our own countries. These courageous men and women sacrificed and continue to pay for our freedom; yet, they unjustly languish in jails which are closer to hell than being rehabilitation centers. All for speaking their minds. All for believing that it is their human right to express themselves in a …

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Hearing the furious beating of the wings of Capital

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Another day, another mindless attack on businesses in Bahrain, this time in Jiddhaffs. I don’t give a damn what religion, sect, colour or sexual orientation of the criminals who’ve done this and other crimes against businesses. What I do care about is that this, much more than demonstrations and, dare I say it, burning tyres, are the things which scare businessmen and their capital to take flight. Let alone the complete discouragement of foreign direct investment …

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Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

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Riffa is the seat of power. It is the chosen home of the monarchy. It is one of those areas reserved for the chosen ones and part of the population are barred ownership for some unknown reason. One would be forgiven to think that it should be safe, don’t you think? But no. Most, if not all armed robberies happen in Riffa! Here’s the latest iteration. A gun slinger calmly walks into a money exchangers (it …

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