The Awami League web site report a “Bid to foil mourning day program” where a chap wearing “punjabi, pajama and a tupi” was apprehended cutting cables. The same story becomes “Police foil plot to kill Bangladesh opposition leader” in Gulf news and “Bangladesh police foil bomb attack plan on Hasina” in India News. Of course it doesn’t hurt the Awami League leader’s cause to have the story make her a victim. Maybe the AL webmaster will sex-up, to use a british phrase, the title of the story later…?
Is this article in Haaretz (israeli newspaper) a joke or is it an indication of how far removed Israelis are from reality? Haifa zoo animals stressed and ill after 34 days of guerilla rocket fire.
There used to be a time when I would thank god that I was living in a liberal democracy like Brtain. But news like this story in The Times which claims that in the future certain types of travellers - READ MUSLIM TRAVELLERS - will face selective assessments certainly doesn’t do anything for my onions.
There also used to be a time when I would dabble in philosophy of various hues. No seriously I did. It was the done thing for pseuds like me to have some philosophy book peeping out of a coat pocket with the title just visible. Except in my case it wasn’t to impress some beautiful English lit undergrad…no I had already done that by other means…. And so it came as a bit of a shock to read that Mr George Bush, a man who has difficulty eating pretzels, has just finished reading The Stranger by Albert Camus at his Texas ranch. Who is this monkey chump trying to impress? And according to this article he made quick work of this book. Hmmm. I wonder if the aide who suggested this book sees some connection between Mr Bush and the main character of the book? And I wonder if George ever even suspected that whilst he was reading it?