Gaza’s Darwin Award

July 24, 2011

Unfortunately, the person who deserves the Darwin Award for this one is the one who is still alive. He managed to kill someone else instead.

A student was accidentally shot dead Sunday by her brother while celebrating her success in passing the Tawjihi high school exit exams, police said.
Fatima Al-Masdar was killed by a stray bullet during celebratory gunfire to mark the release of Tawjihi results in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Al-Masdar had scored 95.2 percent in the tests, which prepare students for entry into universities.
In the Middle East, it is customary for men to fire gunshots into the air to celebrate wedding parties and other significant events, but Palestinian security services have repeatedly warned the public not to use weapons or fireworks during celebrations to avoid tragedies.

And you thought it’s all genetic and you couldn’t have a bright kid and a moron in the same family….
Picture at the top is not connected.

I have no comment to add.


Dubai’s Economy about to fall even with oil profits

November 27, 2009
Rising high among the towers in Business Bay, Burj Dubai, the ...
AP

Thu Nov 26, 9:16 AM ET

Rising high among the towers in Business Bay, Burj Dubai, the world tallest tower, which is still under construction, is scheduled to be open in January 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. In a brief statement Wednesday, Dubai’s government said its main development engine, Dubai World, would ask creditors for a ‘standstill’, and to delay maturity of its $60 billion debt until at least May 2010.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Just a year after the global downturn derailed Dubai‘s explosive growth, the city is now so swamped in debt that it’s asking for a six-month reprieve on paying its bills — causing a drop on world markets Thursday and raising questions about Dubai’s reputation as a magnet for international investment.

The fallout came swiftly and was felt globally after Wednesday statement that Dubai’s main development engine, Dubai World, would ask creditors for a “standstill” on paying back its $60 billion debt until at least May. The company’s real estate arm, Nakheel — whose projects include the palm-shaped island in the Gulf — shoulders the bulk of money due to banks, investment houses and outside development contractors.

In total, the state-backed networks nicknamed Dubai Inc. are $80 billion in the red and the emirate needed a bailout earlier this year from its oil-rich neighbor Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, had continually dismissed concerns over the city-state’s liquidity and claims it overreached during the good times.

When asked about the debt, he confidently assured reporters in a rare meeting two months ago that “we are all right” and “we are not worried,” leaving details of a recovery plan — if such a plan exists — to everyone’s guess.

Then, earlier this month, he told Dubai’s critics to “shut up.”


Dubai’s Economy about to fall even with oil profits

November 27, 2009
AP

Thu Nov 26, 9:16 AM ET

Rising high among the towers in Business Bay, Burj Dubai, the world tallest tower, which is still under construction, is scheduled to be open in January 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. In a brief statement Wednesday, Dubai’s government said its main development engine, Dubai World, would ask creditors for a ‘standstill’, and to delay maturity of its $60 billion debt until at least May 2010.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Just a year after the global downturn derailed Dubai‘s explosive growth, the city is now so swamped in debt that it’s asking for a six-month reprieve on paying its bills — causing a drop on world markets Thursday and raising questions about Dubai’s reputation as a magnet for international investment.
The fallout came swiftly and was felt globally after Wednesday statement that Dubai’s main development engine, Dubai World, would ask creditors for a “standstill” on paying back its $60 billion debt until at least May. The company’s real estate arm, Nakheel — whose projects include the palm-shaped island in the Gulf — shoulders the bulk of money due to banks, investment houses and outside development contractors.
In total, the state-backed networks nicknamed Dubai Inc. are $80 billion in the red and the emirate needed a bailout earlier this year from its oil-rich neighbor Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, had continually dismissed concerns over the city-state’s liquidity and claims it overreached during the good times.

When asked about the debt, he confidently assured reporters in a rare meeting two months ago that “we are all right” and “we are not worried,” leaving details of a recovery plan — if such a plan exists — to everyone’s guess.

Then, earlier this month, he told Dubai’s critics to “shut up.”


My Brother didn’t VOTE!

November 5, 2008
my brother couldn’t be bothered to vote…  I say do over…. actually he was in NYC at his job and couldn’t make it back to Poughkeepsie….

My Brother didn’t VOTE!

November 5, 2008
my brother couldn’t be bothered to vote…  I say do over…. actually he was in NYC at his job and couldn’t make it back to Poughkeepsie….

Psycho’s Brother

April 21, 2008

Most people didn’t realize that Norman Bates had a well adjusted brother who worked as a social worker.  Neighbors could always hear him screaming late at night before he moved out, “Damn it Norman.  Stop it with the dress already.  It really isn’t funny”

Psycho’s Brother

April 21, 2008

Most people didn’t realize that Norman Bates had a well adjusted brother who worked as a social worker.  Neighbors could always hear him screaming late at night before he moved out, “Damn it Norman.  Stop it with the dress already.  It really isn’t funny”