An Egyptian man who went online to watch a porno film for the first time got the shock of his life when he found that the woman in the film was his own wife.
The man, identified as Ramadan, instantly collapsed in disbelief on the floor at an internet shop before coming round and rushing home to face his unfaithful wife.
The woman first denied his allegations and started to swear at him, prompting her husband to face her with the film.
Unable to deny it any more, she confessed to have betrayed him with her pre-marriage boy friend, telling him she had never loved him although they had four children during their 16-year marriage.
"I found 11 films showing my wife in indecent scenes with her lover....it was the first time I watched a porno film and I did this just out of curiosity," Ramadan told Egyptian newspapers at his house in the northeastern province of Dakhalia.
"She first denied it and accused me of being insane before I faced her with the films...she then confessed to be still in love with her boyfriend, saying he is as young as her and that I am an old man."
Ramadan said he had been happy during his marriage life until he logged on to that website. Newspapers did not say whether he decided to divorce her.
WASHINGTON - History will be made today as NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle leaves the Kennedy Space Center and heads to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center[located just south of Dulles Airport]. The same radio station, from whence came the linked article, had interviews with three intelligent folks on the airwaves at 5:30 (a.m.). All thought retiring the shuttle was shortsighted, given all the new discoveries made as a result of the space program.
First they said the glaciers were receding but it was shown they were advancing. Then they said "ok, they're advancing but they are thinning", that has now been proved false. Himalayan glaciers are both advancing AND thickening.
Wel-l-l, I suppose China's "THREE GORGES" + other proposed major dam projects can't be responsible for everything. DARE ALL OF CHINA'S-INDIA'S-PAKISTAN'S, ETC. MISSING WATER BEING WILY DASTARDLY TURNED INTO GLACIAL ICE VEE THE HIMALAYAS??
* RUSSIA TODAY > US HIT WID WORST DROUGHT IN YEARS. US Weather + Soil, Crop Boyz starting to get worried.
I made an interesting discovery a while back. Its south facing glaciers that are retreating. North facing glaciers are advancing. Its the same in all the places I've looked, Himalayas, Cascades, Greenland.
Rising atmospheric temperatures can't be the cause. Its almost certainly caused by increased solar insolation from decreased clouds.
We WILL have another ice age. What we call "Ice Age" is the NORMAL state of climate over the past 3 to 5 million years. Glacial periods are about 100,000 years interspersed with 10 to 20 thousand year warm interglacial periods. We are nearing the end of this interglacial but due to the orbital mechanics, this one might be a fairly long one. We are due for a bit of an period of increasing polar insolation for another 5000 years or so before it drops considerably.
I'll trust their models when they can feed it historical data, and produce historical results. Start with the last ice age and what cause ti to warm into what we have now. Or better yet, try to have the models show the Medieval Warm period, and then the "little Ice Age", based on climatic data during the preceding centuries of the Roman Empire and its decline.
Right now, it cannot. You give it historical data, based on what I have read, none of the models can show why the MWP happened (and why it abated), nor can any of them predict the Little Ice Age given the preceding centuries of data.
These so-called "scientists" need to open up their data (raw), their models and their research, completely, so someone can help them spot the flaws. until they have a model that can reliably predict the past with data from the past (and the known outcomes), they need to shut up about any prediction their stuff makes - false premises yield unproven and unfounded conclusions.
That's not science, its snake oil salesmanship. Sorry, I aint buying it and neither should anyone else.
OldSpook, They just deny that the MWP or little ice age ever happened. At best they claim it was just some "local noise" in the system.
I reviewed some of the model code that was published in the "Climategate" release from UEA. Given 30 yrs in software it was very easy to see the lies and tricks the models use. I particularly like the one where they reference a sequential data set (in Fortran) to change any value that was too low for their needs.
g(r)omgoru, Some of that 30 yrs I mentioned was doing modeling too. The genesis of gigo. Modeling can be a big help if done for the right reasons with conservative techniques but they rapidly can get out of hand, can't they?
I also do models for a living and what you want to do is use the same model to compare different scenarios. That way you remove the potential bias between the two or more alternatives. The relative difference is what is useful for making decisions.
[Tripoli Post] A latest presidential election poll in Egypt shows that disqualification of Mubarak's former spy chief and vice president Omar Suleiman ... Now former Vice president of Egypt. From 1993 until his appointment to that office in 2011 he was Minister without Portfolio and Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID)... could benefit Ahmed Shafiq and Jerry Lewis doppelgänger Amr Moussa ... who was head of the Arab League for about 400 dithering years ... A presidential election poll published Sunday and reported by alahramonline has shown that the disqualification of Omar Suleiman, Mubarak's former vice president and intelligence chief, from the presidential race could benefit Amr Moussa and Ahmed Shafiq, both of whom also previously served in Mubarak's government.
The poll, carried out by the state-owned Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies, showed that Shafiq, Mubarak's last prime minister, was the second choice of 40.4 percent of voters who had been planning to vote for Suleiman before he was disqualified from the race Saturday by the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) for allegedly failing to secure the required number of recommendations from the governorate of Assiut.
Amr Moussa, who served as foreign minister for ten years during Mubarak's reign, received the next highest approval percentage from Suleiman supporters, with 27.4 percent.
The poll was carried out on April 7-10 from a sample of 1200 Egyptians from all governorates except those on the borders. The border regions heavily supported Salafist candidates during recent parliamentary elections.
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Five candidates who took part in Guinea-Bissau's aborted presidential election, including top opposition leader Kumba Yala, on Monday condemned last week's military coup.
"We firmly condemn the April 12 military uprising and demand the quick return of constitutional order," said ex-president Yala, who came second in first-round presidential voting on March 18 behind then-prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior, who is currently being held by the coup leaders.
All five rejected the result of the first round, including Henrique Rosa, who said none of them would participate in the National Transitional Council that the military and some opposition parties announced would lead the country after the coup.
"We are democrats. As a matter of ethics and political coherence, we will not participate in the NTC," Rosa told journalists.
The coup came two weeks before the second round of the presidential vote, which would have seen Gomes Junior face off against Yala.
Yala, who said there had been "massive fraud" in the first round, and four other candidates had already said they would not take part in the second round.
The boycott had raised fears of unrest in the country of 1.6 million people, which has a history of military coups and has become a hub in the drug trade between South America and Europe.
The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) had voiced concern after the coup that the five candidates who boycotted the polls may have played a part in overthrowing the government, saying they should be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court ... where Milosevich died of old age before being convicted ... if their involvement could be proved.
[Bangla Daily Star] Nearly five months into his taking over as railway minister, Suranjit Sengupta resigned yesterday on the prime minister's instructions the night before, following the midnight recovery of Tk 70 lakh from the microbus of his close aide.
The money had allegedly been collected as bribe from railway job seekers.
"At the meeting with the prime minister on Sunday night, I told her that I wanted to relieve myself of the charge of the railway ministry, and she happily accepted it," a pale-looking Suranjit told a press briefing at the Rail Bhaban yesterday afternoon.
He said he had decided to step down taking full responsibility for scandal surrounding the cash haul. "As a minister, I'm responsible for all good and bad things in my ministry."
Only a couple of days ago, he had said he would not quit. Since the beginning of the cash haul affair from his assistant personal secretary's (APS) microbus on the night of April 9, he strongly defended his aide by saying he would not take action against the APS until the latter had been found guilty.
He also said the vehicle with the money was not heading for his Jigatola residence in the capital, contrary to the claims of the APS and two other railway officials travelling in the microbus.
But then, the Sunday night meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led to a change of mind in him. Sources at the Prime Minister's Office told The Daily Star that Suranjit got a "clear signal" from the one-to-one meeting with the PM that he was no more expected to head the ministry.
Suranjit, who has a long 55-year political career, told the press that he would also stay away from politics until he came "clear" through investigation, terming it a "break" in his political career.
"I made the decision for the sake of a fair investigation and to set an example, acting beyond the existing practice, and to uphold democracy," an embattled Suranjit told a large crowd of journalists who gathered at the Rail Bhaban following hints that he might step down.
The seven-time parliamentarian from Sunamganj in the northeast region also hoped that the "truth" would emerge through the inquiry.
Earlier in the morning, Suranjit skipped the regular cabinet meeting. He went to his Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office and prepared a draft which he read out at the briefing.
He went to the railway ministry around 12:45pm on a vehicle flying the national flag. But after the announcement of his resignation, he left the ministry in the same car without the national flag at 3:15pm.
Before leaving, he had a farewell meeting with the officials and employees of the ministry and exchanged greetings with them.
Suranjit, who had originally been left out of the cabinet after the general elections of December 2008 apparently because of his "compromising" role during the 2007-08 military-backed caretaker government, finally got a berth in the newly-formed rail ministry in December last year, about three years into the government's tenure.
After taking office, he appeared to be a crusader against corruption in the railway and his vow to "catch the black cat from the bag" made such a bang that his downfall came almost like a whimper, an absolute anti-climax.
And the beginning of the end of his short ministerial career was signalled when the driver of his APS swerved the vehicle into the BGB headquarters in Pilkhana on the night of April 9 and raised an alarm about the APS and two other railway officials -- the now-suspended general manager (East) Yusuf Ali Mirdha, and Dhaka Division security chief Enamul Huq -- carrying Tk 70 lakh in bribe money.
The money is said to be part of the bribe taken recently from job seekers for about 7,000 posts in the railway.
In a belated reaction, Suranjit on Sunday sacked the APS and suspended the GM and the security chief.
He also formed two committees to probe the scandal. But both the committees came under question as they were staffed by his personal secretary, a railway ministry joint secretary and the director general of railway, which is also under the ministry.
One of Britannia's most important Mohammedan leaders is to be charged with war crimes, Sherlocks and officials have told The Sunday Telegraph.
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, also known as Choudhury Moinuddin, director of Mohammedan spiritual care provision in the NHS, a trustee of the major British charity Mohammedan Aid and a central figure in setting up the Mohammedan Council of Britannia, fiercely denies any involvement in a number of abductions and "disappearances" during Bangladesh's independence struggle in the 1970s.
He says the claims are "politically-motivated" and false.
This is why the Kirchners want the Falklands (and perhaps also the Maldives) -- it's the oil, silly, and they want to do what Hugo did in Venezuela, which is to use the national oil company as a personal open-draw bank account. To do that you actually need to have oil, which the Falklands have.
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And Spain has vowed to retaliate harshly. I would imagine they might strike a joint venture in the new oil field recently discovered around the Falkland Island.
China's Oilfinder General Sinopec confirmed it was in serious talk to buy Repsol's stake in YPF for $15B.
So China will have 49% of a company that has big interests in Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and Nigeria. Not to mention just across the ways in the Falklands or as Obama might say, the Maldives.
Following the second week and the first full week of campaigning, polling data shows that Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto continuing to hold a commanding lead over his rivals, more than 20 points over Partido Accion Nacional (PAN) candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota, according to Milenio news daily.
Enrique Pena Nieto
Vazquez Mota's campaign, already suffering from campaign and press gaffes in the first few days of the campaign, has begun to alter its basic strategy by going negative on Pena Nieto, with ads that began to show up on the internet almost a week ago. The results from the change in strategy has yet to appear, or if it has, it has had scant effect on voters' preferences.
Josefina Vazquez Mota
Last week's polling data showed Vazquez Mota with 30 points and Pena Nieto with 50 percentage points. A week later Pena Nieto's polling position has increased two points while Vazquez Mota's has declined by 1.5 percentage points. Vazquez Mota's rival, leftist coalition candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is trailing at 18 percent, down one percentage point from a week ago.
PAN's new found strategy is partly because of the efforts of PAN president Gustavo Madero Munoz, who was brought on board the PAN campaign last week along with Ernesto Cordero. Madero presided over the general collapse of PAN's fortunes in several state elections last summer, one of which -- in Mexico state -- saw the PRI candidate for governor overwhelm his rivals by a factor of almost three to one.
Gustavo Madero Munoz
Madero's efforts later that year in Michoacan yielded a much closer race, though PAN still lost Michoacan to PRI. That election, held last November, was touted by some news organizations as a bellwether for PRI fortunes in 2012. The PRI candidate won by a razor-thin less than 42,000 votes, and PRI failed to capture a majority in the state Chamber of Deputies.
Madero at the time had the advantage of PRI president Humberto Moreira, a leader so flawed and troubled it was hard to see how PRI even won in Michoacan. Moreira was replaced in December by Pedro Coldwell, a far more formidable leader, as it has turned out.
This time round Madero has no similar advantage, and the new negative campaign, which focusses on Pena Nieto's poor record while governor of Mexico state, could well backfire on PAN.
Even so, Madero apparently is aware that under the right circumstances going negative can work, although it may not win Los Pinos for PAN.
The Mexican general elections will be held July 1st, or about 75 days from now.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Cheniere Energy Inc. won federal approval to build the largest U.S. natural-gas export terminal.... Waitaminute - were are we gonna get th gas to export? Green natural gas, of course. Silly...
... as drillers who extract the fuel from shale formations struggle to find domestic buyers to absorb a glut.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved an order Monday that will let Cheniere build a $10 billion plant adjacent to its Sabine Pass gas-import terminal about 170 miles west of Baton Rouge. Making it a true import/export terminal.
Cheniere will compete with LNG producers in Indonesia, Yemen, Qatar and Australia that charge customers in Japan and South Korea as much as as 10 times the price of U.S. supplies. Capitalism - market-driven greed!
If we export all that pesky natural gas to someplace else the resulating CO2 won't warm OUR part of the globe, right? And it will get it out of the way as competition for all our uneconomic green projects.
Though Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has faltered, key financial backer Sheldon Adelson has given more contributions to help the GOP defeat the Democrats.
The Netanyahu confidante and his Israeli-born wife Miriam have donated $5 million to a GOP Super PAC that tries to get Republicans elected to the US House of Representatives, according to new filing reports released Sunday.
The donations come on top of more than $16 million the couple gave to a Super PAC backing Gingrich that keep his campaign operation going despite significantly trailing front-runner Mitt Romney.
Not bad for the son of a Boston taxi driver. Hat tip to his very accomplished wife as well.
Married To: Sheldon Adelson
Israeli-born Ochshorn graduated magna cum laude from Tel Aviv University's medical school. Has since focused her research on the biology of chemical dependency and is considered a pioneer in the treatment of drug addiction. With Adelson, founded drug treatment clinics in Tel Aviv and Las Vegas. In addition to running the clinics, she is an adjunct faculty member at Rockefeller University in New York.