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Beer versus sobriety

In Bric-a-brac, Funny, Lighter Sides on January 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I came across a picture this morning from the web and somehow this tickled me to write a post about it. To be honest, I never drink but then again, I just thought that this post might be interesting enough to explore. Afterwards, I was drowning in my cramped, smokey but definitely-cool-for-me cubicle in search for statistics or data to support this writing. This article may also trigger controversy just like the previous one.

As I was browsing Google, entering such keywords as “Effects of beer”, I stumbled upon a page with the subject of “Effects of drinking beer” and on top of the page, there’s question that read “Does drinking make you stupid?”. I read on, and here’s the adapted excerpt from the web page:

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Bizzare Foods From Various Parts of The World

In Bric-a-brac, Trivias, Unique on January 19, 2009 at 10:00 am

This Bizarre Foods phenomenon focuses on regional cuisine from around the world which is typically perceived by the American masses as being gross, unique, or, of course, bizarre even though in the related regions, such foods are considered common cuisines or local delicacies. Foods are so different among different cultures; therefore, this list shall cover some of the outrageous foods/cuisines that commonly served from different regions of the world. These foods are ranging from tonic made from Cow’s urine, tuna eyeballs, fresh goat blood and crocodile head.

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Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land: And The Slaughter Goes On

In History, Photography, World History on January 13, 2009 at 5:04 am

The Gaza Strip

The Gaza Strip is a rectangle along the Mediterranean coast between Israel and Egypt. The majority of its approximately 1.4 million residents are Palestinian refugees, many of whom have been living in refugee camps for decades; 80 percent were estimated to be living in poverty in mid-2007, a figure that has doubtless grown. Its population density is among the world’s highest, at an average of more than 3,000 people per square mile.

In 1967, following a war between Israel and the countries of Syiria, Jordan and Egypt, Israel military occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. That year, The United Nation Security Council passed Resolution 242, calling on Israel to withdraw the troops from the occupied territories. Israel never complies. Today, 3 million Palestinians live under illegal military occupation. Today, the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians are plagued by daily violence and insecurity.

Under the Oslo peace accords signed into 1993, Gaza was turned over to the newly created Palestinian Authority, to form one wing of a nascent Palestinian state, along with the West Bank and a potential land corridor between them. Yassir Arafat, the president of the authority and leader of the Fatah movement, ruled both areas. But as the years passed, it became clear that the Fatah party had less of a hold on Gaza than on the West Bank. Hamas, the political party denounced as a terrorist group by the United States and Israel, became steadily more popular in Gaza, both because of the social services it provided and because of its more militant stance.

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Israel In Gaza: Such Barbaric Acts I condemn Most

In Photography, World History on January 3, 2009 at 3:36 pm

This is absolutely a genocide

Smoke from three days of Israeli air strikes against Hamas militants blends with brewing storm clouds to create a dramatic sunset over the Palestinian territory on December 29, 2008 viewed from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

A New Year Postcard made by one of the Film Directors at the office to commemorate the New Year’s attack.

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