Friday, October 12, 2007

A new begining

Eid has finally dawned on us, after a tiring and eventful Ramadan. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody out there a Happy Eid to them and their families, asking Allah to bring upon you prosperity, good health, prosperity and success.

كل عام وانتم بخير

The way it is....
Capt. Arab 12/10/2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mental BS

How convenient it is to claim to be mentally insane, mentally unbalanced, mentally ill, (or any other phrase that has the same meaning); when we do wrong to others.

Shame on the lawyers that use it as their line of defense, cheap tactics to evade prison and the long arm of the law.

Our “mentally ill” friend here schemed and planned his mission out well, it was not a spur of the moment event, or something that he always did and was not aware of. This was a plot, executed in a timely fashion to achieve sexual satisfaction. Buddy.. Who did you think you’d fool?

In my books there is nothing more worse than capitalizing on a child’s innocence for self gain. This is just one story, and I am sure that we have all heard and read of so many similar sick perverted twisted stories that make your stomach churn out of disgust.

Unfotunately... The way it is....
Capt. Arab 9/10/2007

Terror Film (The Kingdom) banned? Get realistic !!!

It's all over the papers, our Ministry of Information has banned the film "The Kingdom" from being released in Bahrain. Why?? Apparently the film covers some of the recent terrorist acts that took place in Saudi Arabia some time back.

According to the reviews the film does tend to be a typical American Hollywood production (guns and glory), but also looks at cultural differences on one hand, and on the other is a story (fictitious) that justifies itself in one form or another.

What are the chances that we will be able to get a decent copy from the DVD street hawks trading all over the Bab Al-Bahrain area (right outside the Ministry of Information Tourist Office) Opps... was I wasn't supposed to say that, Gudaibiya (Awal Cinema), or the Irani Market. For the fortunate ones, I guess can always download it from BITORRENT, Ares, You Tube and various other P2P sharing sites. Come on guys... It's 2007 The Age of Information, lets be realistic... Everything is accessible in one form or another. There are worst films which the Ministry allows to be released, that seriously do test the water and pose a big question on moral issues. Maybe such serious efforts should be spent to eradicate pornograpghy, prostitution, drugs, or even the DVD Street Hawks trading on the Minstry's doorstep.

By the way I forgot to mention that the lead star is Jamie Foxx.. It's bound to be a box-office hit, and find it's way to our home projectors sooner or later.

The way it is....
Capt. Arab 9/10/2007

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Are you kidding me ??

News in the BBC that for the past 6 months this 11 year old apparently used to drop his disabled dad off to hospital for appointments, and his mum to her job at Burger King.

An 11-year-old boy and his parents have been arrested after he fled Louisiana police in a car chase at speeds of more than 100mph (160km/h), it is reported.
The child's mother and father have been accused of letting him drive for about six months, the Associated Press said.
The pursuit began when a patrol car spotted the boy's car speeding on Interstate 310 near New Orleans.
Police gave chase but the car sped away, only stopping at a Burger King restaurant where his mother worked.
The boy had been driving home from a hospital where he had dropped off his disabled father for an appointment when the chase began, police told AP.
His parents have been charged with the improper supervision of a minor and allowing an unlicensed minor to drive - something authorities said had been going on for six months.
The boy was reportedly released to the custody of an aunt after being arrested for fleeing from an officer, reckless driving, speeding, passing on the shoulder, improper lane usage and having no driver's licence.

I remember driving a car when I was 13 years old, the average park the car in the garage, or reverse out, etc.. But nothing of this magnitude.. Frightening is the word for the moment. Any chance that this kid is an Arab, as we always seem to have the ambition to drive cars well before our time.

The way it is...
Capt. Arab 7/10/2007

Thursday, October 04, 2007

University of Pune vs Al Wefaq National Islamic Society

Today's GDN "200 Face Expulsion" from the University of Pune, in brief some 200 students will be fined no less $200 US Dollars in respect of overstaying their visa's. On the other hand we have the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, demanding to know the four W's... Why, Where, What, and Who. The case appears to be simple and as reported, a case where an immigration law has been broken and a fine is necessary.

Why do I always get the impression that the majority of us tend to break the law, overrun the landing strip and then expect others to understand. This is 2007, and it is due time we all wake up and understand that the law is the law. Just because you are being fined through self-inflicted sloppiness, we expect intervention and help from others. No Sir !!!!

As for Al-Wefaq, sorry to say that I fail to see the effectiveness of their intervention. Will they attempt to convince the Indian Immigration Authorities to waive this fine, or the University Student Office to cut the Bahraini students a bit of slack because it's Ramadan. The best way to learn is when you get a wrist slap from the law, the law has clearly been broken and there is nothing more to it... Shouldn't our Foreign and Education Ministries be advising students on the Do's and Dont's, or am I just babbling... The same way that you safeguard your passport, ID cards, credit cards and credentials; then it is just essential that you ensure that they are validated accordingly. Or maybe just because it is India, you think that the law can be broken and ultimately you will get away with it.

In simpler terms... University of Pune [1 - 0] Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society

The way it is.....
Capt. Arab 4/10/2007