Posts tagged ‘huffington post’

November 8, 2012

Ambassador Hamilton of Formula 1

The rubber tyres screech in from the Indian Formula 1 track and Lewis Hamilton leaves the glamour, girls and champagne behind to jump on to a small jet waiting to show him tiny premature babies in incubators that proved to him that India still needs British aid.

In recent weeks the British government announced that it would be cutting back aid to India.  India is touted as a fast developing nation, Indian MPs sniff at British aid donations saying it is unnecessary and the British public is less concerned about a country that has a growing number of millionaires with an insatiable appetite for Range Rovers.

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September 18, 2012

Gaffe Prone Mitt

With not long to go before the US presidential election, some have declared today the day that Republican candidate, Mitt Romney lost.

Mitt Romney was filmed at a fundraiser sneering that he didn’t need to care about the 47% of Americans that don’t pay federal income tax.  Subsequently, whilst it appeared that he was embarrassed by the remarks he only apologised for the tone and not the content.

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August 21, 2012

Blasphemy

An 11 year old girl, Rifta Masih, with Down Syndrome could face the death penalty in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy. Mehdi Hasan reported in Huffington Post that the child was arrested for burning pages from the Quran. The police say she was arrested for her own safety as approximately 500 people gathered outside her home in outrage.

This is the legacy of General Zia Ul Haq who brought in these laws in the 1980’s to wage war in Afghanistan and to take a harder stance against India. It is not a divine-mandate, as seen by some Pakistanis.

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January 24, 2012

Caffeine Addict

Sex, Tea and Rock ‘n’ Roll doesn’t really have a ring to it so I’ll never be a pop star.  My addiction is available in any grocery store – just plain old caffeine.  Over the weekend, David Lynch wrote an article for Huffington Post about his addiction to coffee.

I totally relate to where he’s coming from guzzling 20 cups per day

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May 19, 2011

Racism Pays

The Obama campaign embarked on a cheeky way of raising cash by laughing at the people who demanded to see his birth certificate to prove he qualified to run for president. 

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April 21, 2011

Rape: You Know You Want It

A phenomenon of Slut Walks is spreading across Canada and the USA.

The Walks were initiated as a constructive movement against a Canadian police officer’s comments at a sexual assault awareness group that women should not dress like sluts if they want to avoid being raped.

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April 1, 2011

Scandalous 60 Seconds No.3

Startling

A woman from the USA is suing her doctor as she hasn’t been able to close her eyes since a 2005 plastic surgery op.

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