Blogs Roundup

September 23, 2014

Stacks and stacks of new one hundred dollar bills.
06:06 GMT
Netropolitan is an elite social networking site which requires its members to pay over ten thousand dollars to join. Is it destined to fail? A video of the Lebanese Army abusing prisoners goes viral; and Israel is somehow still a part of the EU.

September 22, 2014

Americans love their peanut butter but many Lebanese think it's downright disgusting.
12:00 GMT
McDonalds is permissible and Starbucks is a must, but some American edible exports are not compatible with the Lebanese palette; how to be happy in the Middle East or anywhere in the world; Israel illegally kicking out Africans; and an apology to Egypt.
Members of ISIL in Iraq
06:32 GMT
Organized resistance by locals against the IS group is a present reality in the Ninawa province where the IS stronghold, the city of Mosul, is also located; Lebanon is addressing the Ebola threat; and the media is trying to make Al Nusra Front nice.

September 21, 2014

Many Saudis still believe all music is haraam.
14:34 GMT
Over half of Saudi university students were asked if music should be banned in any form from public forums and a surprising amount said yes; a funny look at the range of 'craziness' among Muslims; and when Israel bombs Gaza, so does America.
Cheating Palestinian husbands are being blackmailed by the Jewish Secret Services.
06:48 GMT
"Whether a Palestinian is of a certain sexual orientation, cheating on his wife, or in need of treatment in Israel or the West Bank – he is a target for blackmail.”; Attention Americans, we are on the edge of a huge war; and mixed reviews of Sisi.

September 20, 2014

A young man opens up his new iPhone and immediately drops it on live TV. (YouTube)
08:48 GMT
This young man had one job, i.e. open the box of his new iPhone 6 but fate or chance or perhaps God is an Android fan, but whatever the reason, he failed his job; Saddam nostalgia is not at all realistic. Just ask the Kurds; and the troops are already in Jordan.

September 18, 2014

A Filipino maid dusts a mirror.
11:19 GMT
Human Rights groups in Lebanon are claiming that migrant workers are 'being denied their livelihoods simply because they’ve had children in Lebanon'; a new radar gun will catch drivers texting; and is Twitter working with the CIA against IS?
The Panic Button App from Amnesty International alerts others when you are being arrested. (image from undergizmo)
08:40 GMT
When an activist gets thrown in the paddy wagon during a demonstration, it can be hours or days before they can call home. Panic Button to the rescue! Iran is going to take out IS on their own; and the 10 types of hunks at university.

September 17, 2014

Bono, the lead singer for Irish rock band U2 , sings to the crowd.
16:33 GMT
Apparently Apple dropped 100 million bucks on the new U2 album so they can give it away for free to their customers but some don't want it; how is a closet sized bathroom at all useful? and twelve things to do in Beirut before October.
Yazidi women from Iraq mourn the losses caused by ISIL.
07:29 GMT
Foreign journalists all confirm that thousands of Yazidi women are being used a sex slaves by ISIL but if Obama keeps his word, help is on the way; Kurds may decide to annex Northern Iraq; and Sisi commands people to give charity to his government.

September 16, 2014

A block of swiss cheese. (Wikipedia)
10:41 GMT
To get Egypt and Saudi's support, the U.S. must condemn the Muslim Brotherhood, even though most rebel groups support the MB, except Iran, whom America loathes; Egyptian blogger a free man; Kuwait bans another book; and an Israel protest in Amsterdam.
The iOS 8 is the newest operating system for Apple's media devices.
05:02 GMT
The new iOS 8 upgrade coming to Apple devices links activity from the phones to the iPad and the desktop for continual usage and priceless family sharing; the pictures of the week are memorable; and does the "Giver' live up to its name?

September 15, 2014

The flag belonging to the Gulf state Qatar.
11:42 GMT
"The worst that can then be said of Qatar is that it is supporting regional groups to augment its own regional influence", just like every other country; marriage advice from dad falls on deaf ears; do they really count steps? and the anti-Israel hit list.
A scuba diver in the Mediterranean sea. (Shutterstock)
07:08 GMT
Ahmed Gabr has been training for 4 years to beat the record with a 15 hour dive that will 'break the frontiers of our knowledge of how the human body can survive at such depths'; 'Let’s Be Cops' or let's not; and 15 Palestinians drown fleeing Israeli siege of Gaza.

September 14, 2014

An ISIL fighter carries a flag.
10:27 GMT
Balint Szlanko for Syria Comment showed how that when the ISIL fighters face any kind of organized and balanced opposition, they can't hold their own; Syrians experiencing increasing racism in Lebanon; and Jabhat al-Nusra is the newest Savior in Syria.