Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Coca Cola - The Truth Is Out There

I saw this video and thought 'yeah, its easy to knock the big corporations but is there any truth in what they say?' - What do you think?

I am also surprised that Google ahve kept the video up for as long as they have....


Thursday, February 21, 2013

George Galloway - What An Evil Little Man

Yes, that would be George Galloway (born 16 August 1954), a British politician, author, journalist, and broadcaster, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford West.

Now, I don't normally get in to politics as I firmly believe that 99% of politicians are incompetent fools who ought to get a real job.

This Member of Parliament really annoyed me. 

I'm British ( you can read my blogpost 'I'm British' here). Anyway, I also believe in Israel's right to exist. As does the UN, the USA, and the rest of the Western World. 

Who doesn't believe that it should exist? Well, Iran, Iraq, Syria, the Taliban, Hizbollah and Hamas and a few more 'special' countries. Oh, and George Galloway MP.

Watch what the putrid little puss-ball has to say here.

This isn't some backwater technical college, this is in Oxford University. 

Personally, I love the way that after he and his secretary leave, he receives a wide variety of cat calls.

Some history about Galloway:

George Galloway was expelled from the Labour party after being found guilty of four of the five charges of bringing the party into disrepute. The charges faced by Galloway were that: 

· he incited Arabs to fight British troops 
· he incited British troops to defy orders 
· he incited Plymouth voters to reject Labour MPs, 
· he threatened to stand against Labour 
· he backed an anti-war candidate in Preston.

A report by the then-majority Republican Party staff of the United States Senate Committee on Investigations published in October 2005 asserted that Galloway had given false or misleading testimony under oath when appearing before them. The report exhibits bank statements it claims show that £85,000 of proceeds from the Oil-for-Food Programme had been paid to Galloway's then-wife Amineh Abu-Zayyad.

On 20 March 2009, Galloway was advised by the Canada Border Services Agency he was deemed inadmissible to Canada on "security grounds" due to his involvement in the Viva Palestina aid convoy to the Gaza Strip following the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict. The Gaza Strip is governed by Hamas, which is on Canada's list of terrorist organisations. This resulted from a personal donation of £25,000 made by Galloway ten days earlier. 

The Canadians ruled (and maintained on appeal) that this constituted explicit support for Hamas, although Galloway argued it was not the case as the money was intended to be used for aid purposes.

On 20 August 2012, Galloway provoked controversy and criticism with his comments on the legal case against Wikileaks' Julian Assange. Galloway stated that the allegations, even if true, "don't constitute rape" because initiating sex with someone who is asleep after a sexual encounter the previous night isn't rape. 

According to The British barrister, Felicity Gerry, this is not correct under English law. Galloway's comments were criticised by anti-rape campaigners as 'ignorant' and 'very unhelpful'. Respect leader Salma Yaqoob described Galloway's comments as "deeply disappointing and wrong". 

Galloway was then fired from his job as a columnist on Holyrood, a Scottish political magazine, for refusing to apologise for his remarks

On 27 November 2012, Galloway branded Zionism “a blasphemy against Judaism and against God”, praised the legitimacy of Hamas and publicly called for the dismantling of Israel. This call was made during an anti-Israel demonstration. Galloway has said: “We do not hate Jews. We hate Zionism, we hate Israel, we hate murder and injustice. Israel blasphemes against the Torah by calling itself a Jewish state.”. This call was followed by a call for the outlawing of dual British-Israeli citizenship as well.

Galloway does not answer questions about his religious beliefs saying that this is a "personal matter". The New Statesman issued an update noting that Galloway does not deny being a Muslim convert, and that he failed to clarify how by his own admission he had a 'Nikah' (a Muslim marriage ceremony) despite the fact that non-Muslim man cannot marry a Muslim woman under Islamic law.

An 'interesting' man for sure.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Harlem Shake

So whats all the fuss about? Quite simply, The Harlem Shake viral videos. 

Easy to do, easier to share and be seen.

Step 1: Dance a little in front of a camera to the music of "Harlem Shake", in helmet or mask whilst others around you carry on their normal day.

Step 2: At 15 seconds - everyone starts dancing to the music.

The total clip should take 30 seconds.

Simple? Lets see a few different takes on the idea;

A great example. If you have 250+ friends around - go at it!

Peanuts and Friends

At the Office

In the Street

On the Climbing Wall

In Times Square

And of course, in the Aquarium

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Travelling Soon?


Regular visitors to this site know that normally I find a fun or interesting video to share, with an occasional rant thrown in.

Today is the dawning of a new dawn! Well, let's not go too crazy. Yes, i am going to gush about something, but this time its an app, not a video.

Background - my work has given me permission to work from Chicago for the month of July. All four of my family will therefore be leaving Tel Aviv at the crack of sparrow's fart at the end of June to travel a smidgen under 12 hours on a very fast plane. And then get on another.

So how do we 'de-stress' this whole set up? In the 'old days' I'd print up the tickets in triplicate and have one set on me, another in my suitcase and yet another posted to my destination in case there was an almighty screw-up.

With today's technology is dead simple. I simply signed up to join, then emailed them the itinerary i got from the travel agent and voila - all of my trip on my phone. Except that now I can also, at the touch of an icon, see the weather, alternate flights, ETAs, gates and so on.

Wowzers, with this app I am chilling out!!