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21 September
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21st Century Pakistan……Not Protesting = Blasphemy = Execution?

Pakistani police are probing a local businessman over alleged blasphemy. His refusal to close his shops in solidarity with demonstrators against an Islam-insulting film led to a standoff which could see him face execution or life imprisonment

As Kirsty Wark of BBC Newsnight would say – yet another of Muslims being OFFENDED and OUTRAGED, their ANGER being driven by religious fervour……(go to 22 minutes into this and watch how, when Ayaan Hirsi Ali starts wondering about the selectivity of Pakistani outrage Kirsty gets distinctly uncomfortable and quickly ends the interview)

….or maybe it’s not so much about religious fervour and more about something a tad less spiritual. The businessman owns a lot of shops in the city of Hyderabad

Police suspect that some of the complaints against Khan have been filed by other shop owners, whom the businessman threatened to evict for late payments.

That’s the advantage of a little bit of religious fervour. You can gain some celestial credit for the afterlife and settle a few old scores at the same time.

Job done…..

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04 February
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Syria’s Assad Is Putin’s Kind Of Guy…You Shoot Them Down, Bashar, Vladimir Will Supply The Bullets…

Of course Putin ordered the UN resolution on Syria to be vetoed. Bashar al-Assad is his kind of guy…after Putin was once a KGB operative, a member of the old Soviet secret police force tasked with smashing any hint of free speech and thought in the old USSR.

He also wants to hang on to those warm water facilities at Tartus.

Remember this photo taken of Russian soldiers in Budapest in 1956? They were in the process of restoring Hungary’s chains.

Crushing dissent with brutal violence is wired into his DNA.

Keep firing at those protestors, Bashar…you’ll never run out of ammunition while Vladimir’s around…

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18 December
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Hua Shan Plank Walk – 20 Inches Wide Overlooking A Gorge 3,000 Ft Below..

Hua Shan is a mountain in the Shaanxi Province of China, about 120 kilometres east of the city of Xi’an and is more than 2000 metres in height. Cut into the side of the mountain and overlooking a deep gorge is a pathway made up of three planks laid on top of iron bolts drilled into the rockface.

Walking along the planks, even with a safety harness, is terrifying but, if you fancy an adrenalin rush, this is the path to travel…..

The first view of the only 0.3 metres wide planks was simply and quite literally breathtaking: The half-rotten planks lay on some iron bolts that were drilled into the mountain every five meters or so and were held together by a few rusty nails. Walking onto the planks leaves you with nothing below you for at least a 1000 meters……………………………………… I am not sure how dangerous the walk actually is, but all three of us were holding on for dear life and walking ever so slowly, making sure we did not slip or let go of the handrail (unless we had to clip the harness into the next section).

Suggestion….cut the annoying music on the vid..

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08 December
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