At the End of the Day

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Forgive my father,  for I have sinned

Welcome to the 350th At the End of the Day.

Time was when a politician could rely upon the wife to be his saving grace when things were going wrong. Nixon used his entire family including the dog during the 1950s, but all that was in a gentler age. Today the politician’s chief job is to apologise for his Dad. I wasn’t surprised this morning when I saw that, the Daily Mail having slurred the hard-left Communist father of Ed Miliband last week, the Guardian took a poke at Cameron’s tax-evading stockbroker father. This is all jolly fine if you believe the Bible to have recommended that ‘the sins of the fathers shall be visited on the sons a thousand times’, but the Good Book did nothing of the kind: it merely recorded that this sort of revenge is commonplace. The Old Testament’s…

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Henna Hands

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The first weekend we were all in Ahmedabad, we were off to the market in the old city. The crowds, the stalls, the food, the animals were just overwhelming! One of my earliest ever posts was about this visit.  ( last paragraph) http://talesalongtheway.com/2013/02/12/feral-dogs/

There were women with tubs of henna water pulling at our girls to get their hands done.  Finally they agreed.  In the picture you can see Liz in process and Mallory’s arm.  Okki was in line and she was overcharged, but it was a story for her to tell.  A crown formed everywhere we stopped. This one, not really seen from the photo, was so large that a policeman came to see what was causing it.  Just a group of Americans!

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Henna has been around and used for cosmetic purposes since antiquity! There are evidences  of it used in  the Roman Empire, Egypt, Africa, and the Arabian…

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A Wild Night…!

Humorous Dispassionate

Jim and Clint are leaving the bar,

Jimmy says: I can’t wait to get home! As soon as I walk in the door,
I’m going to rip my wife’s panties off !

Clint:Oh, A wild night, you’re the man !

Jimmy replied: No, I’m serious, They’re killing me !!

Panty

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BBC Yom Kippur war accuracy failure perpetuated over years

BBC Watch

h/t Judge Dan (via Twitter)

An article by the BBC Jerusalem Bureau’s Kevin Connolly titled “Legacy of 1973 Arab-Israeli war reverberates 40 years on” which appeared in the ‘Features & Analysis’ section of the BBC News website’s Middle East page on October 5th 2013 includes a side-box according to which:

 “Egypt and Syria lose estimated 8,500 soldiers; Israel loses 6,000 troops”

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That same claim is also to be found in previous BBC articles on the subject of the Yom Kippur war – for example here in the backgrounder titled ‘A History of Conflict’ which is undated, but appears to come from around 2005.

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It also appears in another side-box of ‘context’ appended to an ‘On This Day’ feature – also undated, but apparently from around 2005 at the latest. 

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But in fact, that number does not accurately represent the number of Israeli casualties in the Yom Kippur…

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Is the Guardian unmoved by the recent terror attack on a 9-year-old Israeli girl?

As mostmainstream media news sites and wire services have reported, a 9-year-old girl named Noam Glick was shot Saturday night in Psagot – an Israeli town located north of Jerusalem, adjacent to Ramallah, al-Bireh, and Kokhav Ya’akov – in a likely Palestinian terror attack.

Noam had stumbled upon a man, believed to be a Palestinian terrorist, as he was about to break into her home. He shot her from a very close distance and then fled the scene. The girl was apparently saved because the bullet that hit her in the neck didn’t move two centimeters to the left or the right, her father, Yisrael Glick, told reporters.

According to her father’s account, per theJerusalem Post

Around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday night Noam returned home from a Bnei Akiva event. She walked by her front yard, which was littered with bicycles and a tricycle. As she started to descend the outside back stairwell, she saw a figure on…

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