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  • Libya deGaddafinated
    thanx to Fissa's Free Libyan Voice
    by at August 13th, 2011 at 06:08 pm
  • YouTube Aisha Gaddafi’s wedding reception – WILD!
    WILD WILD WILD. You must see this YouTube of Aisha Gaddafi’s wedding reception. Rarely is so much bad taste convened under one tent. First they are carried through the air on some kind of crane. The Groom’s white tux looks like he borrowed it from Gaddafi himself. After half way – check out her dress. Her boobs are falling out of the decollete. The cameraman...
    by at August 11th, 2011 at 11:08 pm
  • Legalize it! Medical Marijuana in Venice Beach
    We all do know what I”m talking about, right? Medical Marijuana in Venice Beach is about as close as you can get without just legalizing it.
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 04:08 pm
  • Venice Beach Couples – All shapes and all beautiful in the Sun
    Couples in Venice Beach come is all shapes and ages. They are all beautiful in the California sun.
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 04:08 pm
  • Venice Beach Street Life – What I call Freedom
    The Land of the Free - California USA - Venice Beach I’m going to let the pictures tell a thousand words. When I watched the people in Venice Beach California, I couldn’t help but think this spot has got to be one of the most free places on the planet. I’m dividing my photos from this glorious Friday afternoon into three articles: Street Life, Legalize...
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 04:08 pm
  • Postcards for Libya – Love Heals All Wounds
    There are a lot of heroes in the Libyan revolution but also a lot of pain and heartbreak. Many victims of the war, civilian and freedom fighters alike, have gone to Tunisia for medical treatment. Some are children, some are women, some are men young and old – all have terrible injuries and are far from their families and support system. Family is so important in...
    by at August 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  • What Libyan Freedom Fighters in Nafusa Mountains accomplished in less than 3 months
    Some talk about a stalemate in Libya, but just check out this map showing the progress of the Revolutionaries, otherwise known as Libyan Freedom Fighters, in the battle for the Nafusa Mountains in the western part of the country. Please remember these guys started out with knives and hunting rifles less than three months ago; their weapons have largely been seized from...
    by at August 2nd, 2011 at 02:08 pm
  • First impressions of Trawangan, Gili Islands, Bali
    The Gili Island of Trawangan itself is much much different from what I was expecting. I think the good old days of relaxed backpackers, drinking mushroom shakes and hanging out on the beach in bean bags like what was described to me by Indonesian locals in Sanur is long gone. I’m not sure how often they update the Lonely Planet guide, but the one we have is from...
    by at July 31st, 2011 at 05:07 pm
  • Little Ethiopia on Fairfax south of LACMA
    Messob's on Fairfax Ave There’s a string of Ethiopian restaurants and food shops in one short block on Fairfax south of LACMA on the Miracle Mile in LA. In fact, you don’t really need the sign that says you’ve arrived in Little Ethiopia. Picking a spot to eat was strictly right-brained and we were so lucky to stumble into a lively eatery filled with...
    by at July 28th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • A social day at LACMA with Ray’s Stark et al
    There’s plenty of art to see, but there’s also a social life to be enjoyed at LACMA (Los Angeles County Art Museum). Ray's for lunch White sails in the noon sky Topiary in the plaza Kinetic interactive sculpture Free Afro-American-Latino Jazz concert Stark's bar with video of The Mourners Ballet   Happy Hour  
    by at July 28th, 2011 at 08:07 pm
  • LACMA permanent collection of Islamic Art is almost as impressive as Gifts of the Sultan
    Carved Ivory tusk, Moghul India with human figures from the permanent LACMA Islamic art collection (as all photos on this page.) At LACMA, we visited the Gifts of the Sultan exhibit with an impressive collection of gifts either given by various Sultans of the Ottoman Empire to other crown heads, such as the Tsar of Russia, or received by them. Photography was not allowed...
    by at July 28th, 2011 at 04:07 pm
  • 1001 Inventions at LA Science Center: Islamic Science in Golden Age plus Arabia 3D
    1001 Alchemist tents The interactive exhibit at the LA Science Center is definitely worth checking out. Geared to kids, as most of the Science Center is, there is something there for all of us children at heart. The achievements of the Islamic World during the time of the European Dark Ages are impressive. Too often we think of the Arab-speaking world as the repository...
    by at July 28th, 2011 at 03:07 pm
  • Twitter with Purpose
    Like all writers, I love words. I like to play with them and caress them, putting just the right ones in the right combinations to tease the senses or trick the mind. My fiction is sprinkled with phrases that linger between poetry and prose. I also like to write pithy, straight forward facts and opinions expressed directly, with no frills, no icing on the cake. That’s...
    by at July 15th, 2011 at 02:07 pm
  • Extending my Bali visa
    Visa extention is in the works. Guy came by the dive shop yesterday and I gave him my passport and 500,000 rupiah [US$58.]  [8500 rupiah roughly to the US dollar or 9000 to the AUS Dollar]. He said it takes about a week  for everything to go through, so he’s going to send me a txt when its done. The process is underway, but I won’t have my passport for...
    by at July 15th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Sen Diane Feinstein’s reply to my message on Libya support
    Thank you for writing to express your views about international military operations in Libya.  I appreciate hearing your position on this issue and welcome the opportunity to respond. Please know that I support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led efforts to enforce a no-fly zone and arms embargo over Libya aimed at protecting civilian populations from...
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 02:07 pm
  • Beer, massage and Irish pub and music in Sanur Bali
    Last night had a pretty big adventure here in Sanur. I started just kinda wandering around, trying to get a feel for the area, and somehow ended up walking in circles like 3 times. By this point, I was getting really overheated and started feeling light headed. So I popped into a bar and got an ice cold beer and sat under a fan for a while which cooled me down. At this...
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Strumpton Coffee Roasters in NYC serves up great brew
    Strumptown Coffee Roasters, Ace Hotel, NYC I love a good coffee shop and am always looking for the right place to get the right foam in the right atmosphere. This article was posted by Christine C Quinn who has been New York City Council Speaker since 2006. She represents the council’s 3rd district with all the great neighborhoods of Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Hell’s...
    by at July 12th, 2011 at 08:07 am
  • Misrata July 6 Rally: LIBYA LIBYA LIBYA LIBYA
    Watch and be thrilled, inspired and proud. The JOY of it. Gaddafi eat your heart out. Are these the beeble who love you?
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 11:07 am
  • Ibn Thabit “Tripoli is calling”
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • Gaddafi family launches PR campaign with TV interviews featuring Saif al-Islam and Aisha while Gaddafi threatens Europe
    The Gaddafi’s are obviously on a PR campaign to win sympathy. And from the look of their dress, both Aisha and Saif are hoping to appeal to the traditional world. Saif has a new beard and North African robes in contrast with his college boy look shown in the photo below taken from a CNN interview the first days of the conflict. Aisha appeared for her French TV interview...
    by at July 1st, 2011 at 10:07 am
  • Ibn Thabit tribute to Libyan women “Ms. Revolution”
    Check out other Ibn Thabit videos on this site.
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Princess Aisha Gaddafi cries to French TV at upcoming loss of her crown
    From an unnamed hotel in Tripoli, the only daughter of Muammar Gaddafi, Aisha, cried to French TV in an exclusive interview which shows a woman with sad eyes that often filled with tears. One might feel sorry for her if one hadn’t seen her on State TV in the in her mink coat and smug smile as her father and brothers were murdering Libyans. My, how times have changed....
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • @WheelerTweets sends photos from Zintan Libya
    James Wheeler @WheelerTweets continues with his great messages and photos from on the ground in the Western Mountain area of Libya known as Nafusa. These photos were taken a few days ago in Zintan. Defected Libyan football (soccer) team getting off bus for their visit to Zintan. Crowd goes wild! Volunteer painters wrapping up their work for the day in the center of Zintan.   Map...
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 11:06 am
  • ICC arrest warrant for Gaddafi & son Saif with UN Security Council travel ban on wife Safiya
    Safiya and Muammar in better days - or maybe now - hiding out in desert? This is not a good time to be a member of the Gaddafi family. The father, Muammar, named as “acting Head of State,” by the ICC (International Criminal Court) is officially wanted for crimes against humanity. He’s now an alleged war criminal with an ICC arrest warrant calling for...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • More @WheelerTweets pix from Libya
    James Wheeler standing in front of Roman ruins at Siffeet. Western Mtns (Nafusa). Siffeet. The damage at top of this Roman monument is all too recent. Courtesy of Gaddafi. Western Mtns (Nafusa). Drive from Yefren to Qalaa. Yefren. A view of the hospital entrance mid-day. Except for FFs, vistors outnumber town residents. Yefren Hospital entrance today. Lady on right in...
    by at June 22nd, 2011 at 04:06 pm
  • @WheelerTweets photos from Nafusa Libya
    James Wheeler at Bir Ayad on the road to Ar-ryayna Zintan Hospital in Arrusjban Jadu ruins used as lookout point by Freedom Fighters Jadu view Zintan bomb disposal. This one man personally neutralized 169 land mines! Jadu "barracks" for Freedom Fighters Arrusjban median Brazilian landmines - Khosha Arrujban girl besides Grad hole Jadu Freedom Fighters with...
    by at June 16th, 2011 at 12:06 pm
  • First hand story of Christchurch earthquake from Brutus, my real friend
    Hi, yes, I am fine, but it is getting old. We get substantial aftershocks a couple times a week, but this morning it was a sort of rolling thunder. I figure since the house hasn’t fallen down yet, then it probably won’t, but there is a sliver of doubt about what to do while you are sitting and the earth is jumping around. I tend to measure them by the amount...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 08:06 pm