Another referendum-as-usual Sunday in Switzerland. Another chance for curtailing immigration quotas. In the name of environmental sustainability. Non-euphemistically known as xenophobia. [ At the end of the day, Heidi saw the errors of her ways and voted to reject the proposal. Somebody has to tend all those cows after all. ]
Justice is supposed to be blind. In Egypt, she's literally blind. There she goes, blind as a bat, strolling the streets of Cairo, bumping into light-posts, falling into air-shafts, being run over by buses and the occasional camel. But most importantly, led by her government reared guide-dog, she always makes it to her destination, at least that's what she's told so.
It is quite clear by now that Erdogan's ultimate goal is to roll back time, what with his wish to ban the internet, rediscover America on his terms et.al, presumably back to the glory days of the Ottoman Empire. His new target for turning back the clocks: gender equality. Apparently, women's "delicate nature" makes them unequal to men. So having already covered them up (by lifting a head-scarf ban in public institutions & encouraging conservative attire in general), stage two
The 2016 Rio Olympics mascot was revealed today. It is the love-child of Garfield's one-night-stand with a LOLcat in a Manga motel. (The Paralympics mascot is obviously a genetic cross between an artichoke and a teletubby on Viagra.)
Kim Jung Un, North Korean cult personality, is not one to leave unfinished business. Once he had a bunch of high-ranking officials executed he also had to have all their relatives hauled to labor camps (at best), even those as far away as Paris, like the nephew of one of the condemned whom it is reported he ordered kidnapped and shipped back to the motherland (probably as cargo).
New US Ambassador to Moscow, John Tefft, was officially received in the Kremlin on Wednesday by President & czarist hopeful Vladimir Putin to present his credentials. Russian state TV, always the paragon of balanced objectivity (which is a Russian euphemism for blatant propaganda) and with a sweet tooth for US diplomats and a penchant for conspiracy theories, affectionately called him a "diplomat saboteur" eager to ferment an uprising to topple the Russian government.
Welcome to Erdogan's historical revisionism hotline. To revise the discovery of: >> A continent, region or trade route, press 1
>> A planet, galaxy or parallel universe, press 2
>> A scientific or technological innovation, press 3
>> The internet, press 4
>> A cure, vaccine or other medical treatment, press 5
>> A famous quote, an internet meme or a catch-phrase, press 6
>> LOLcats, press 7
>> Fire, press 8
>> Other, press 9
Please note that proof of religious affili
We can now add Historical Revisionism on the list of Erdogan's list of ambitious aspirations along with Perpetual Rule, Banning the Internet, Jailing the most journalist & Building the Biggest of Everything.
To that end, he has just set the record straight about the discovery of the America. Namely, that it wasn't Columbus but rather Muslim sailors, about three centuries before him, who were the ones to do so. Irrefutable proof of that can be found in the diaries on non oth