The result of 96% of HR positions being held by women
Results show that female jealously holds other women back – or at least the pretty ones – but may be helping attractive men. According to EMIRATES ECONOMIST:
"Attractive men were clearly favored, receiving a 19.9% response rate from employers–nearly 50% higher than the response rate for plain-looking men and twice the rate of the men not pictured"
That said, is it possible to statistically determine who is and is not good looking? Either way, a fun post.
Chubby makes it to the news because of #AngryJordan
A blogger in Jordan suggests a hastag - #AngryJordan – with which to cover, track and contribute the demonstrations which took place against rising prices on Friday 14th January. The hashtag is adopted by the local community, and picked up by online media… but not everyone is impressed.
KERMITTHEBLOG asks if the situation in Jordan and Tunisia are really comparable, and takes exception with the #AngryJordan twitter hashtag.
"Here comes my turn to ask Ali couple of question; do you really know what was the reason behind those demonstrations and up to what extent you’re involved in socioeconomic issues? Do you understand that #AngryJordan shows a very negative attitude and you should’ve dealt with it more positively (e.g #PositiveJordan, #ActionJordan, #SmileJordan or any other ones)? Do you know that it’s again an irresponsible way of speaking your mind loud in public in order to get those 24 hours of fame? and the most important question is: were you there between the protesters or you only decided to contribute with a hashtag without even knowing what’s happening there?"
BLACK IRIS of Jordan gives some extremely detailed coverage of the thinking on the Jordanian street, economic and political unrest in Jordan, but also suggests comparisons to Tunisia maybe overplayed:
"Will the events in Tunisia cause a similar situation to unfold in Jordan?
Probably not. While parallels, such as those mentioned above, can be easily drawn throughout much of the Arab world where the majority of the population is struggling to make ends meet, the paradigm is quite different. Both the economic, political and social situations are completely different when it comes to these two countries. Jordanians will likely be inspired enough by Tunisia to engage in the vocalization of their financial despair, even to the extent of calling on the typical toppling of the Rifai government (or whatever government is in play). But they will, for the most part, avoid widespread violence, or calls for a complete overhaul of the system"
Bring Ben Ali back says Gaddafi to the Tunisian people, blaming them (and Wikileaks) for the ousting the dictator. According to EGYPTIAN CHRONCILES Gaddafi looks like he is on crack, his family has assets in Tunisia, and in Libya television has been airing scenes of looting and violence to scare the Libyan people from copying their Tunisian counterparts….