- Absolutely disgusting: Britain surrenders to Islam by making policewomen wear veils when entering mosques: http://tinyurl.com/kqohpl #
- Americal Physical Society reconsiders alarmist statement on climate change following petition from Physicists: http://tinyurl.com/ltpa9n #
- Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull barks up wrong tree on Climate Change: http://tinyurl.com/m3m8q4 #
- Abstinence-Only Lunch Programs Ineffective at Combating Teen Obesity, says latest study: http://tinyurl.com/m8e72w #
As part of ongoing Arab attempts to perpetuate the Palestinian refugee problem, in order to extort money from the Western world and bring about the destruction of Israel, Jordan has announced that it is revoking the passports of thousands of its own citizens who had lived in the West bank until 1967.
Sadly, mainstream media coverage of this matter has been virtually non-existent.
The Hashemite Kingdom of of Jordan (originally Transjordan) was created by the British in 1923, by separating 76% of the territory of Palestine located east of the Jordan river and giving it to King Abdullah as a favour in exchange for not fighting the French in Syria. Jordan was founded with a policy forbidding Jewish people from living there.
This move by the British to create Jordan from lands under its administration was controversial, considering that the land was commited to being part of the Jewish state in the Balfour declaration of 1917, which was recognised by the League of Nations [the forerunner of the UN], in 1922.
Jordan was one of the Arab participants in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war who invaded Palestine following the declaration of Israeli independence. By the end of the war, it captured land West of the Jordan river, which today is commonly referred to as the West Bank, Cis-Jordan or the Hebrew names Judea and Samaria.
Jordan annexed this territory following the war and gave citizenship to all residents, except Jewish people who had been forced to flee.
Jordan lost control of the West Bank following the six-day war of 1967, when Israel defeated the Arab coalition comprising Syria, Egypt and Jordan. Jordan eventually gave up all territorial claims to the West Bank in 1988, following the first Intifadah.
- Tased Aboriginal petrol sniffer catches fire following police pursuit: http://tinyurl.com/nql6ol #
- British wildlife park baboons learn to loot visitors' cars (The photo is amazing!): http://tinyurl.com/ma2sbg #
- Looks like Telstra is failing to restore its glory days of monopoly: http://tinyurl.com/mrjaxb #
- French military shells own city in bungled military exercise: http://tinyurl.com/m6dzcu #
- Oz Govt gives extra powers given to ACCC to combat price fixing – it's about time! http://tinyurl.com/l5e9h3 #
- Contrary to mainstream media reporting, Palestinian Militant Group Fatah says it will never recognise Israel: http://tinyurl.com/lxdfvl #
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I am always inspired by creative young people who start with with no money, connections and end up doing really clever things to hit the big time.
In the media, it has been reported that a 17-year old British ‘autistic’ teenager from Yorkshire was attempting to set up a new Channel Islands-based airline that would service most of Europe.
He pulled this off by creating a number of bogus websites, and using virtual office services in a number of countries and writing convincing letters and emails to air industry bosses, which led to telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings.
His mistake came undone after an aviation magazine, who ran an article on his business, got suspicious and started snooping – his biggest mistake was using his own voice to impersonate several different people. In my opinion, he should have invested in one of those voice changing gadgets and learnt to speak and switch between several British regional accents.
His real name has not been published, but he is referred to one of the pseudonyms he used – Adam Tait.
The reports said that he was autistic, but I find this very hard to believe considering the number of social interactions he had. At worst, he would probably have suffering from some form of Aspergers syndrome, in which individuals are high-functioning.
Here are a few articles that tell the story in details:
Still, I am not convinced that he would have failed. I wish they had let this go on a bit more and see where he would have gotten up to. I do believe that creative young people have to struggle to get a fair go and face many forms of discrimination in society.
- Italian Cafe extorts $1000 from Japanese tourist couple: http://tinyurl.com/myj4qp. This is how it was when I was in Italy in 1993. #
- Australian rugby league star craps in hotel corridor: http://tinyurl.com/lqd4ty – he's truly the life of the party! #
- No, children have not been getting fatter over the last 10 years: http://tinyurl.com/lxr5rh #
- Frightened, abused Saudi Arabian woman sent to prison for disobeying parents: http://tinyurl.com/nxjvss #
- Satirical YouTube cartoon – "An Atheist Meets God" – http://tinyurl.com/b2zqds #
- I like singing. Apparently, singing also reduce your stress: http://tinyurl.com/nh4e43 #