About OyiaBrown

Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

One of our Jump for joy photo contest winners is Grace Lanuza :) Thanks for the sweet photo!

Originally posted on JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project:

Jump for joy photo contest - Photo sent in by Grace Lanuza Jump for joy photo contest – Photo sent in by Grace Lanuza

We did a little call out for your own Jump for Joy Photos. It was our first jump for joy photo contest call out and had some really sweet entries, I think we may do this again soon… this Jumping photo sent in all the way from Paris, France by Grace Lanuza was one of our picks.

Thanks for sending in your jumping joy photo and and sharing your inspiration with us. Have a wonderful day! :)

Name: Grace Lanuza (and friend Holly)

Photo Credit: My camera but a stranger in Paris took it for us! ;)

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Inspiration: This was taken in Paris with my friend Holly. Her and I have been friends for 25 years. I took her on this trip because it was her birthday and it was her first time in Europe…

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Why the EU and UN Despise Israel?

Originally posted on Beyond the Cusp:

Why do the European Union and the United Nations and so many others hate Israel? It is obvious, it did not fail. When the victorious powers of World War I decided to include forming a Jewish State in the ancient homelands of the Jews, they fully expected to be able to send all their Jews to this land where nobody had succeeded in forming a viable state. Not the Greeks, not the Romans, not the Byzantines, not any of the different Islamic rulers and thus it was expected the Jews would meet a similar fate. The expectation was the Jews would meet misery and hopelessness and surrender and need to beg the rest of the world to allow them to return to their subservience and being a kept people who lived at the mercy and generosity of others. After the Holocaust the Western World did feel the guilt for not…

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After Peace Rally Bombings, Turkey’s Erdogan Takes an Even Tougher Stand Against Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Selahattin Demirtas

Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:


Relatives mourn near the coffin of a victim of the twin bombings in Ankara, during their funeral in Istanbul on October 12, 2015. Photo by Dilay Gundogan, AFP

ISTANBUL (AFP) – The double suicide bombing of a peace rally in Ankara has raised a feud between the government and Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party to a new level, widening a dangerous polarisation as Turks head towards November 1 polls.The carnage has put the charismatic leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas on a collision course with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who he accuses of presiding over a “mafia state” responsible for Saturday’s bombings that killed at least 97 people.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Leader SelahattinDemirtas

Rather than joining forces in solidarity, the HDP and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have exchanged acrimonious accusations as Turkey goes through one of its most explosive periods in years.

The two sides…

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BBC portrayal of Pisgat Ze’ev terror attack focuses on politicised geography

Originally posted on BBC Watch:

BBC News website reporting of the terror attacks which took place in Israel on October 12th appeared in an article currently headlined “Jerusalem attacks: Israelis wounded in fresh stabbings” which was updated and retitled throughout the day as news of more attacks broke.Pisgat Zeev attacks report

Among the four attacks which took place on that day in Jerusalem was one in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighbourhood.

“A 13-year-old Jewish boy from Pisgat Ze’ev is in critical condition Monday after being stabbed nearly a dozen times by two teenage Palestinian terrorists in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, marking the third terrorist attack in the capital in six hours.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the attack took place at approximately 3 p.m., when a 13-year-old Palestinian and a 17-year-old Palestinian armed with knives attacked the Jewish boy while he was riding his bicycle.

“Both terrorists stabbed the boy many times all over his body…

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Germany: Migrants In, Germans Out

German authorities are applying heavy-handed tactics to find housing for the hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees pouring into the country from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

With existing shelters filled to capacity, federal, state and local authorities are now using legally and morally dubious measures — including the expropriation of private property and the eviction of German citizens from their homes — to make room for the newcomers.

German taxpayers are also being obliged to make colossal economic sacrifices to accommodate the influx of migrants, many of whom have no prospect of ever finding a job in the country. Sustaining the 800,000 migrants and refugees who are expected to arrive in Germany in 2015 will cost taxpayers at least at least 11 billion euros ($12 billion) a year for years to come.

As the migration crisis intensifies, and Germans are waking up to the sheer scale of the economic, financial and social costs they will expected to bear in the years ahead, anger is brewing.