Sunday, 14 September 2014

Our Muslims Brother & Sisters

Our Muslims Brother & Sisters are not happy. I actually feel very sad for this as a human being.

They're not happy in Gaza
They're not happy in Egypt
They're not happy in Libya
They're not happy in Morocco
They're not happy in Iran
They're not happy in Iraq
They're not happy in Yemen
They're not happy in Afghanistan
They're not happy in Pakistan
They're not happy in Syria
They're not happy in Lebanon
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Lets Find The reason Why..
So, where are they happy?
They're happy in Australia
They're happy in England
They're happy in France
They're happy in Italy
They're happy in Germany
They're happy in Sweden
They're happy in the USA & Canada
They're happy in INDIA

They're happy in almost every country that is not
Islamic! And who do they blame?
Not Islam..
Not their leadership..
Not themselves..

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!

And they want to change the countries they're happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy.
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Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Bahai's = No Problem
Bahai's living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Bahai's = No Problem
Bahai's living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem

Now..

Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
Muslims living with Christians = Problem
Muslims living with Jews = Problem
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
Muslims living with Bahai's = Problem
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem

MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG
PROBLEM !

Mind You ! :

Worth thinking upon...A  very dear muslim friend of mine has sent me this!!!!!!!��������������

Japan is a country keeping Islam at bay

Have you ever read in the newspaper that a political leader or a prime minister from an Islamic nation has visited
Japan ?

Have you ever come across news that the Ayatollah of Iran or the King of Saudi Arabia or even a Saudi Prince has visited Japan?

Japan is a country keeping Islam at bay. Japan has put strict restrictions on Islam and all Muslims.

The reasons are :

1) Japan is the only nation that does not give citizenship to Muslims.
2) In Japan permanent residency is not given to Muslims.
3) There is a strong ban on the propagation of Islam in Japan.
4) In the University of Japan, Arabic or any Islamic language is not taught.
5) One cannot import a 'Koran' published in the Arabic language.
6) According to data published by the Japanese government, it has given temporary residency to only 2 lakhs Muslims, who must follow the Japanese Law of the Land. These Muslims should speak Japanese and carry their religious rituals in their homes.
7) Japan is the only country in the world that has a negligible number of embassies in Islamic countries.
8) Japanese people are not attracted to Islam at all.
9) Muslims residing in Japan are the employees of foreign companies.
10) Even today, visas are not granted to Muslim doctors, engineers or managers sent by foreign companies.
11) In the majority of companies it is stated in their regulations that no Muslims should apply for a job.
12) The Japanese govt. is of the opinion that Muslims are fundamentalist and even in the era of globalization they are not willing to change their Muslim laws.
13) Muslims cannot even think about renting a house in Japan.
14) If anyone comes to know that his neighbour is a Muslim then the whole neighbourhood stays alert.
15) No one can start an Islamic cell or Arabic 'Madrasa' in Japan.
16) There is no Sharia law in Japan .
17) If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim then she is considered an outcast forever.
18) According to Mr. Kumiko Yagi, Professor of Arab/Islamic Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, "There is a mind frame in Japan that Islam is a very narrow minded religion and one should stay away from it"

Remember : The japanese are considered one of the most intelligent and advances people in the world...!!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The boy with three mums hits back

 

Orlando Burcham,11, with his mum Cordelia Troy, wrote to Tony Abbott about his mum, who is gay, asking why the PM is against gay marriage. Orlando Burcham,11, with his mum Cordelia Troy, wrote to Tony Abbott about his mum, who is gay, asking why the PM is against gay marriage.

Orlando Burcham is 11 years old, has three mums, wants to be prime minister one day, and is something of a global phenomenon after giving Tony Abbott a piece of his mind on the subject of gay marriage.
The Prime Minister, according to the Cessnock primary school student, is wrong. Orlando wants to meet him to tell him so – boy to man.
''He just doesn't understand. If he's Prime Minister, he should understand,'' he said.
Orlando Burcham's open letter to Tony Abbott asking the PM to reconsider his stance on gay marriage. Orlando Burcham's open letter to Tony Abbott asking the PM to reconsider his stance on gay marriage. Photo: Dean Osland

Orlando's letter to Mr Abbott and the reply he received last week went viral after his mother, Cessnock councillor and Liberal branch vice-president Cordelia Troy, put them on her Facebook page.
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His harsh assessment of Mr Abbott's opposition to gay marriage – ''You were elected to represent our country, not yourself'' – was lead the news item on Australian and international websites, including the prestigious US online site The Huffington Post.
Orlando's challenge to Mr Abbott – ''Doesn't our opinions matter to you? Just because you're the Prime Minister, which by the way does not give you all the power'' – became a rallying cry for Australian supporters of gay marriage.
The Prime Minister's reply to Orlando Burcham. The Prime Minister's reply to Orlando Burcham. Photo: Dean Osland

Any suggestion that Orlando's mother, who flew to New York last year to marry wife Marissa, was behind the letter was scotched yesterday when Orlando calmly handled media interviews, and repeated that Mr Abbott needed to update his belief that marriage was restricted to a man and a woman.
''He just didn't think it through. That's what he needs to do as Prime Minister – think things through,'' Orlando said.
As for Mr Abbott's famous admission in 2010 that he felt ''a bit threatened'' by homosexuality, Orlando was dismissive.
Orlando Burcham Orlando Burcham Photo: Dean Osland

''I think that's idiotic. How could you be threatened about it? 
''There's no reason,'' he said.
He wrote the letter six weeks ago while his twin sister, Ocean, wrote a letter to a bus company praising a bus driver.
Gay marriage was an important issue for him, because he was sad and angry his mother had to leave the country to wed, he said.
He wrote it ''because I'm supporting her and encouraging her to make changes''.
Ocean did not get a response from the bus company. 
However, Orlando received a signed letter from the Prime Minister, thanking him for his views, and noting that: ''Ongoing dialogue between government and citizens keeps our democracy strong.''
Orlando was happy for that ongoing dialogue to continue yesterday.
''He's an all-right Prime Minister, but I'm not entirely happy with his decisions,'' he said.
''His sister is gay. What kind of a brother is he?''
Cr Troy said she was extremely proud of her ''beautiful son'' for raising ''an issue that needs to be looked at''.
Orlando said he was happy to have three ''mums'' – Ms Troy, her wife Marissa, and his father's wife.
''It's awesome,'' he said, and gave a reason only an 11-year-old boy could get away with: ''They're very good cooks.'' 

Eleven-year-old Orlando, from Newcastle, NSW, recently wrote this impassioned letter to the prime minister of Australia.

Eleven-year-old Orlando, from Newcastle, NSW, recently wrote this impassioned letter to the prime minister of Australia.

 

It reads:

Dear Tony Abbott

My name is Orlando Burcham, I am 11 years old and I would like to know why you don't allow "gay marriage" in Australia. Because the majority of Australians are happily married, so why are you stopping all the gay men/women to be married in this beautiful country?

My mother is gay and even worse your own sister is gay! And thousands more are as well. You have actually met my mum (Councillor Cordelia Troy) who is a member of the Liberal Party and she was deputy major at the time. It is so pathetic that you aren't letting the gay people of Australia and other countries get married here. Millions of people in the world and when they come to Australia and think "wow this place is great! Let's get married here!" And then they remember that they can't. So they spend thousands of dollars to go somewhere they can get married. My mum is married but she had to go to New York, which took a lot of money.
You were elected to represent our country, not yourself. Just because you think it's wrong, does not give you the right to make it illegal. Doesn't our opinions matter to you? Just because you're the Prime Minister, which by the way does not give you all the power.
I hope you change your mind.

2. A few days later, he received this response from Tony Abbott.

A few days later, he received this response from Tony Abbott.

 

Dear Orlando

Thank you for letting me know your views about same sex marriage.
I appreciate the deep feelings that many in the community have on either side of the issue.
The Government supports the current definition of marriage contained in the Marriage Act 1961. Any change to this policy would be a matter for the Coalition Party Room.
My personal opinion is to support the existing definition of marriage.
Though we disagree on this issue, I respect the views you have put forward.
Ongoing dialogue between government and citizens keeps our democracy strong.
Thank you again for writing to me.

Yours sincerely

Tony Abbott
 
 
 
 
 
When Orlando's letter and the PM's response were posted to the Australian Marriage Equality Facebook page , Orlando's mum commented on how proud she was.
 
 
 
Ellie Filler, left, and Emily Jehne tied the knot in December last year.

 
 
Emily Jehne and Ellie Filler have a certificate at their home that says "wife and wife".
"It's not valid for anything at the moment," Ms Jehne said.
But it's a lovely reminder of the five days in December last year that the Canberra couple were married before same-sex marriage laws in the ACT were overturned by the High Court.
The couple has not given up hope of reclaiming their married status, and thought they had found the answer when same-sex marriage became legal in Britain earlier this year.
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Ms Filler is British, which means she and Ms Jehne can marry in British consulates and high commissions in Australia.
But instead of celebrating with a ceremony at the British High Commission in Canberra at the weekend, they have been thrust into a legal and bureaucratic nightmare because of a prior civil partnership the pair entered in 2009.
The British government recognises civil unions entered into in Australian states and territories.
Couples cannot legally be in both a British marriage and a British civil partnership or an Australian equivalent.
For Ms Jehne and Ms Filler to marry under British laws, they have been told they must first dissolve their ACT civil partnership – and with it any legal benefits they have in Australia from having that registered relationship.
"We're in limbo," Ms Jehne said.
"We're very keen to be married but we can't do it without revoking some of our legal protection in Australia."
The Australian government does not recognise same-sex marriages performed overseas.
A parliamentary inquiry is examining the problem, but will not report back until September.
NSW, Victoria, Queensland, the ACT and Tasmania all have schemes for same-sex civil partnerships.
Two states - Queensland and Tasmania - also allow overseas same-sex marriages to be recognised as civil unions in those states and a similar bill will be put to the NSW parliament.
But the lack of federal reform to legislate for same-sex marriage in Australia, or a national law recognising same-sex marriages entered into in other countries, has left couples in a position where they must choose between the symbolic recognition of a British marriage certificate and legal certainty at home.
Solicitor Heidi Yates, co-convenor of the National Association of Community Legal Centres LGBTIQ network, said that while de facto laws granted protections to same-sex couples, civil partnerships had additional legal benefits because they offered conclusive proof of a relationship the moment a couple "signs on the dotted line".
She said that meant guaranteed recognition of the relationship in situations such as a medical emergency or pregnancy.
Rodney Croome, national director of Australian Marriage Equality, said that until Australia legislated for marriage equality, Australian same-sex couples would continue to find themselves navigating the "absurdity" of conflicting and overlapping laws.
He said the system was so complex, Australian couples were regularly told to "Google your rights" when moving between states and territories, and even local council areas.
For Queensland couple Kath Gelber and Lou Stanley it was too great a risk to give up their Queensland civil partnership to marry in a British consulate.
But together 21 years and raising an eight-year-old son who has begun asking why they cannot marry, they want a wedding.
"There is only one solution - we need to have same-sex marriage in Australia," Ms Gelber said.
"Just get rid of all these two-tiered relationship rules to have one set of marriage laws for anyone who wants to commit to each other."
 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

15 fun things to do in Bangkok

15 fun things to do in Bangkok

I'm pretty sure that every blogpost I ever wrote about Thailand and Bangkok in particular was essentially just one big lovefest. It's true that the most popular of destinations in Asia is simply always guaranteed to provide a good time, pretty much regardless of weather, company or budget. It's a bit like a disneyland for adults with fun people, amazing food, stimulating culture, great nightlife, incredible beaches – and trust me, that list can go on and on.

Consequently, it was essentially a no-brainer when Thai Airways sent me an email back in November, asking if I would be interested to join a trip to Bangkok and a nearby beach town called Hua Hin. Of course I wanted to join! Now in all honestly, I usually shy away from group trips, I'm just not very good at keeping a schedule on when to eat, where to go and who to hang out with. But in this case – hey, this was Thailand – it couldn't possibly be bad. And what do you know? I was right.

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First lucky strike was that despite an otherwise international team of bloggers, my buddy Marlen who blogs forIgnant was also invited, so together we had a pretty good time going for sunrise swims in the giant pool of theDusit Thani Hua Hin Hotel, spending a lifetime haggling with cabdrivers for semi-fair prices, shopping clothes on Bangkok street-markets and eating in some really incredible restaurants.

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Now I must admit, it seems that every time I do go to Thailand something crazy just happened or is still in the process of happening. The first time I went just shortly after the Tsunami hit, the next time I was there during the insane floods of fall 2011 and this time the long-term demonstrations as part of the current political crisiswere in full swing. While I have heard a few comments about people cancelling or postponing their Thailand trip due to those unrests, I can assure you that in the 4 days we spent in Bangkok we noticed none of that. We were merely informed that cabdrivers had to take detours to get from the center of the city to popular backpacker mekka Khao San Road, but we didn't even deal with that by simply taking the boat ferry. More fun anyway. I guess what I'm saying is, if you're considering a trip to Bangkok or Thailand, don't let political or weather conditions curb your enthusiasm.

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After a total of about 8 trips and at least 2 full months spent in the Thai capitol I feel quite entitled to give you a quick low-down on what the city is all about and what should definitely make it on your to-do list while there. Most to-do lists for Bangkok one finds on the web are all about temples and theatres, here's a bit more relaxed attitude to what not to miss while in one of the world's most exciting metropolis.

1. Try all the street food your stomach can fit. Yes, even the insects, you only live once. But whatever you do, don't mis out on sticky rice (khao niaw), it's my favorite.

2. Take tuk-tuks, they're great fun. Stay away from the ones that are waiting outside touristy spots as they might try to scam you. Always opt for tuk tuks you hail off the street. For longer journeys (air-conditioned) taxis are best – in polluted Bangkok your lungs will thank you. Always negotiate prices first or insist on the meter.

3. Shop til you drop. There might be no other place on earth with this many malls, markets and shops to buy from. And it seems there is something for everyone, except of course those taller than 5'5.

4. Go for a ride on the river ferry, because you can't beat spending 30cents on a cruise.

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5. On sundays go to Chatuchak market, the world's largest weekend market. Seeing it all in one day is a challenge so come early, take breaks, bring cash. This is a prime spot for vintage shopping as many marketeers import their vintage clothing from Japan. This is especially awesome for petite girls, if you're tall, buy some presents for your friends back home.

6. Splurge and treat yourself to dinner at Vertigo, the restaurant on top of the Banyan Tree hotel. Reservations are necessary as this place is seriously popular.

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7. Want the views but can't spare the cash for the food? Grab a drink at Sky Bar atop the State Tower. Or at any of these great roof top bars.

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8. Look out for nightmarkets. Khao San is the obvious choice and probably best at catering to backpackers but my favorite is actually Siam night market, starting at 6 every evening, located right by Siam Station.

9. Ride the sky train, but never during rush hour.

10. Get a foot massage. Or a Thai massage. Or any massage, because they're usually cheap and awesome and easy to come by. My personal favorite are the footrubs on and around Khao San Road. Enjoyed at nighttime, smoothie in hand, this is a top spot for people watching while getting the full spa-treatment.

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11. If on a budget stay at a hotel in the Khao San Road area, but never directly on Khao San (far too loud). I like the Wild Orchid Villa (cool balcony showers!)

12. Let yourself get lost. Wander the streets for ages, sit inside a public bus and let it take you to somewhere new. Bangkok is so easy to live adventures in, take advantage.

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13. Relax hard. For a busy city like this one it's remarkable how easy it can be to come down for a few days. The Khao San area is light in traffic and pedestrian friendly. Grab a seat at one of the guest house restaurants along Chana Songkhram and watch a movie while slurping your 3rd banana milkshake of the day or order some pancakes. My favorite spot for this is New My House Guest House. Then smile at the fact that this set you back a mere dollar or two.

14. With all the budgeting and cheapness, don't miss out on one or 2 nights at a fancy hotel of your choice.The Kempinski is a good one in a great and central location. Great breakfast here, too!

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15. Get out of town. One of the beauties of Bangkok is that the nearest beach is only a couple of hours drive away with Hua Hin being your easiest option to reach. We stayed at the Dusit Thani Hua Hin, which was beautiful and offered great food at any time of day. Hus Hin itself is a bit slow during the day but the nightmarket here is awesome. A perfect little spot for a weekend away.

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Last but not least, it's important not to let the 6.3 million people who call Bangkok their home get to you. Yes, it's a big city, there is smog and traffic and it can sometimes unnerve you if you let it. But just like most other large cities there is beauty in the hustle and bustle and it never gets boring. Always a new place to discover, a new flavor to taste, a new experience to live. Come here with an open heart and an open mind and just like many others before you, you will fall for this city.
I'll leave you with a few more impressions of Bangkok, city of roof-top bars, spa-treatments, night-markets, street food, traffic jams, skyscrapers, river boats and so much more.

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If you're looking to go to Bangkok or Thailand, Thai Airways offers international direct transfers at good prices. Check out their website for deals.





Bada Bing Go-Go Bar

Bada Bing is a fun-loving and friendly bar on Patpong Soi 2 where every night over 25 girls dance provocatively on stage dressed in sexy denim micro-shorts, army uniforms, nurses outfits and many other fantasy costumes that wouldn't keep you warm, but certainly make the customers heat up. The bar design is modern, the service prompt, and best of all, Bada Bing is one of the only bars in the Patpong area where you can totally relax and enjoy yourself. With free entry every night of the week, you've got to ask yourself 'why haven't you seen this place with your own eyes?'

Patpong is a fairly short but notorious street that connects Surawong Road and Silom Road (the main business district in the city). It is an exciting part of the city and attracts many different types of people who come for two main reasons – counterfeit goods from the night market and beautiful dancers in the many go-go bars.

Bada Bing Go-Go Bar

Known as the biggest go-go bar in the area, Bada Bing has a simple plan to keep the customers coming back: drinks prices are reasonable (140 baht for a beer), girls are numerous, of many shapes and sizes and are ready and willing to have a drink with you but only when you ask them. Bada Bing Go-Go is one of the most modern bars on the strip, and they have gathered a large group of regular customers – mostly expats – who keep coming back because of the fair treatment they receive and the easygoing nature of the dancers and staff.


Bada Bing Go-Go Bar

There are two types of dancers – coyotes and go-go girls. They take it in turns to dance on stage, swapping roughly every 20 minutes. The only real differences are their costumes and the style of dance. Coyote girls are employed for their dancing skills and beauty, whereas go-go girls have 'additional responsibilities'. Of course, at Bada Bing the customer is still king and should you want to have a drink with any of the ladies then I'm sure it would happen (but after they have finished their dance routine). Any arrangements you wish to make with them is done on a 'quid pro quo' basis.

Bada Bing Go-Go Bar

The layout of the bar is typical of go-go bars but very well executed, with cushioned sofas running along the walls and single-seaters scattered around. This makes Bada Bing comfortable for singles or groups, and if guests arrive with a larger group, a good idea would be to head upstairs where the bar will accommodate you in privacy. If you are planning a big birthday bash, corporate or stag party, it is best to call ahead as the management can help to arrange an unforgettable night. 

Alternatively, you should ask to speak to Alex Tarozzi, the manager of Bada Bing, who is always on hand to take care of guests and help plan something special.

Bada Bing Go-Go Bar

The bar is busiest from 22:30 until 03:00 although the official closing time is not set and depends very much on the circumstances. On Sunday and Monday nights Bada Bing have special shows to entice their regulars out for another night of indulgence. These special nights usually take on some kind of theme, such as burlesque nights or doctors and nurses; anything that has a fun element that isn't taken too seriously.

Located on Patpong Soi 2, Bada Bing is easy to find about 15 metres down the soi from Silom Road, on a corner position with a small alley connecting to Patpong Soi 1. Let the bright red Bada Bing sign be your guide.

Bada Bing Go-Go Bar

Opening Hours20:00 – 03:00 
Address: Patpong Soi 2