Do people in the Middle East need more reasons to boycott Starbucks?
Published May 19th, 2011 - 12:52 GMT
Feeding the anti-Starbucks propaganda machine with a creepy cautionary tale, on Mom's shock-and-gross-out threshold, It only happens on the streets of Jordan and Peaceful Palestinians aren't a new phenomenon.
Creep recorded women with hidden surveillance camera inside Starbucks restroom
OK this happened in the US, but copy-cat crime is not unheard of and the region is awash with reasons to boycott Starbucks already!
"A 25-year-old man hid a video camera disguised as a plastic coat hook inside the women's restroom of a Starbucks in Glendora, CA, and secretly recorded more than 40 women and children using the toilet over two days."
‘Third Intifada’ flares up across the Middle East and on a Chicago campus
Think first Intifada: Did you know that Palestinians have been practicing peaceful demonstrations, hunger strikes and sit-ins across Palestine throughout the aging struggle?
"But this isn’t the first time Palestinians have used nonviolence. Palestinians, long before the Arab Spring, have been practicing nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience. It made up the core of the First Intifada, before it was violently suppressed by Israel. The Second Intifada, on the other hand, was characterized by violent resistance. But once again, it was met with brutal violence. So for the past few years, Palestinians have reinvigorated the nonviolent struggle, more powerful than ever before."
What's with Moms that can cope with anything?
"So, Moms have this rare ability to stay calm in the oddest situations. Not all of us, but as a group we have a higher tolerance for stuff and it flusters us less. Really. And this is particularly the case with kids that aren’t ours. Are you wondering what types of situations I’m talking about? I’m talking about the usual Mom-situations… you know, vomiting, gashes, cuts, and booboos and such."
Only on the streets of Jordan:
"What’s with guys thinking that every girl passing by them in the street wants to hear and understand what they’re talking about? "
"You know you’re in Jordan when you see people walking NEXT TO THE SIDEWALK, people even prefer walking between parked cars (I’m not getting into how well parked those cars are)."