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Aug 29, 2010
Telegraph Island on Warehouse 13!

So, being a busy summer and all, I’m a bit behind on some of my television shows. Yesterday I caught up on a few of the recent episodes of …

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Aug 27, 2010
Dubai, Global City

Looks like Dubai is number 27 on The Global Cities Index for 2010 from Foreign Policy, A.T. Kearney, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Here are the top ten:
1 New York
2 London
3 Tokyo
4 Paris
5 Hong …

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Aug 26, 2010
2011 Jetta

Ooh, the Orlando Sentinel has a glowing review of the new Volkswagen Jetta: “All-new VW Jetta bigger, prettier, cheaper.”
While I really don’t care if it’s any bigger, I am a …

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Aug 25, 2010
More on the Cordoba House

If the debate over the proposed Muslim community center in NYC were actually a discussion, we’d probably see more articles like this one from the Christian Science Monitor: “Sex shop …

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Aug 25, 2010
Banning Mixed Marriage in Dubai

Yesterday’s The National had an interesting article about banning Emirate marriages to foreigners: “Grand Mufti of Dubai calls for curb on mixed marriages.”
I like how they have statistics for some …

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Aug 24, 2010
Mickey Hates Muslims, too? Shit.

Yuh-oh. Nobody wins here: “Disneyland Prohibits Muslim Worker from Wearing Hijab on the Job, Suit Claims.”

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Aug 23, 2010
Tide Power

You probably heard about the tidal current generators Eastport last week, but this article has a good description (and pictures) of the TidGen turbines: “Maine offshore energy project exceeds expectations.”
Every …

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Aug 21, 2010
Not Very Social of Him …

Is Justin Timberlake flipping us off in the new trailer for “The Social Network“?

Looks like a double middle finger to me.
I kind of can’t believe the MPAA allowed that!

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Aug 20, 2010
We’re Number 3! We’re Number 3!

And now for some happy news this Friday morning: “10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country“.

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Aug 20, 2010
Pentagon Mosque

This article is from a week and a half ago, sadly it doesn’t seem to have picked up much traction in the whole Cordoba House brouhaha: “There’s a mosque inside …

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Aug 20, 2010

Just read an interesting fact in an article about Chinese megacities over at Foreign Policy.
In Britain, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, there are only two cities with a population …

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Aug 19, 2010
American hatred

Another mikeyhemlok article from the “Attackerman” blog: “Getting Ugly Out There“:
I’m getting increasingly uncomfortable with where we find ourselves going. It’s moving quickly past mere reprehensible politics, fueling itself with …

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Aug 19, 2010
Cordoba House

I could go on-and-on about the Cordoba House Mosque and Islamic Center controversy all day. But most of my thoughts are being said elsewhere on the internet tubes, so …

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Aug 19, 2010
Abu Dhabi Logo

Our friends in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE and neighbor to Dubai, have a new logo: “The Abu Dhabi Brand: Rich.”

I like it. It’s classy, which is nice; …

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Aug 18, 2010
Bourdain in Dubai

Back in April the Travel Channel aired an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations shot in Maine (see Bourdain in Maine).
Now, last week, the episode went to Dubai!
Here’s a clip: …

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Aug 17, 2010
Return of the Dubai’s Hard Rock

When we lived in Dubai we were fans of the Hard Rock Cafe. It was a ten minute walk from our house and they had burgers, salads and, most …

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Aug 16, 2010
RIP Harrison Price

Oh that’s sad, I just heard that Harrison “Buzz” Price has passed away: “Disney Legend Harrison “Buzz” Price Dies at 89.”
Briefly, Price was the MBA from Stanford who figured where …

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Aug 11, 2010
Ramadan Kareem!

Today’s the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. I spoke about the practices back on the Newlywed in Dubai blog (see Ramadan).
The basic gist is …

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Aug 10, 2010
Saab’s Future

Why am I on a car kick this week?
Just read an interesting blog over at the New York Times: “Saab’s Owners Offer a Peek Into Its Future.”
I’ve had a soft-spot …

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Aug 9, 2010
The Italians Are Coming, the Italians Are Coming!

Just saw this from last week: “Fiat returning to U.S., looking to open Florida dealerships.”
Their Fiat 500 is pretty cute:

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