Good Time For A Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community
service this week.’

The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.’

The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to
open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen doughnuts waiting for him at his

Then an MP came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’

The MP was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went
to open up, there were a dozen MPs lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of
our country and the politicians who run it.


Diplomatic Immunity: License for Crime?

The Indian government is as embarrassed as its citizens are outraged by a crime committed by Saudi a diplomat, who will enjoy not only diplomatic immunity, but also blind support from his superiors.

Majed Hassan Ashoor, First Secretary at the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, has been accused of raping two Nepalese maids, a woman of 50 and her 25-year-old daughter. The women were rescued by the Indian police from diplomat’s apartment in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of India’s capital.”

There were days when seven to eight men—all from Saudi Arabia—would take turns in raping us,” the victims said.

“If we resisted, the diplomat and his family would threaten to kill us and dispose of our bodies in the sewer. We were made to do all the household chores from morning until late in the night, and then subjected to sexual assault at the end of the day. We were not given food. Sometimes we only survived on biscuits, bread and watery tea. We were never allowed to step out of the house.”


Final Palestinian Israel War Declared at United Nations

Beyond the Cusp

Yesterday Arab Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas gave a screed at the United Nations General Assembly opening ceremonies, which have been going on all week, filled with invectives and pure bile and hot hatreds against Israel, civility and the general decency which differentiates the human race from the base beasts of the wilds. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu gave his response today and fortunately spent little precious time addressing Abbas and his inflammatory speech simply stating that Israel was prepared to meet and negotiate with no precondition for the formation of an Arab state which would be demilitarized living beside Israel immediately and hoped that Abbas would take this opportunity. The video and the transcript for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s United Nations speech can be viewed on our special page. Much of the rest of the Prime Minister’s speech entailed the problems which will hatch as a result of the…

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Egypt’s War on Terrorism Bears Fruit

Egypt began this week flooding smuggling tunnels along their border with the Gaza Strip with water from the Mediterranean Sea — a move being condemned by Hamas and other Palestinian factions as a “disturbing nightmare.”

The Egyptian army’s move is another sign of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s determination to destroy the tunnels that were used to smuggle weapons, people and merchandise from Sinai to the Gaza Strip and the other way around.

This act is also a sign of Sisi’s resolve to pursue his military campaign against Islamist terror groups that are waging war against the Egyptian authorities in Sinai. The Egyptians are convinced that Hamas and other Palestinian groups have been providing aid to the terror groups in Sinai.

Since the beginning of the year, dozens of Egyptian soldiers and police officers have been killed in a spate of terror attacks launched by Islamist groups in Sinai.


The Social Media Intifada: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Used Extensively for Promoting Violence Against Israelis

“All the rioters and rock-throwers we are seeing have smartphones, computers, websites and Facebook and Twitter accounts,” Palestinian affairs expert Khaled Abu Toameh told The Algemeiner on Thursday, following multiple stabbing attacks against Israelis throughout the day across the country.

Abu Toameh was responding to the question of the role of social media in what the Palestinian street has been calling the “third intifada.”

Israeli officials and analysts deny that the recent spate of violence is an organized uprising, in the vein of the first intifada (from 1987-1991), characterized by rock-throwing and Molotov cocktails, and the second (from 2001-2005) suicide-bombing war.


Morning Briefing – The Telegraph

Good morning.

David Cameron turns 49 today, and he’s celebrating his birthday by having Angela Merkel around to Chequers for dinner and to talk about his EU renegotiation bid. Will the Chancellor have a present to offer her British counterpart? The noises from Berlin suggest Merkel would love to, if only she knew what was on his wish-list. “Germans like to know exactly what the details are. Then we can tick the boxes,” one told this newspaper.

Faced with resistance from other countries like France, Merkel will be a key ally for Cameron in his fight for EU reform. “Mr Cameron needs to talk frankly with Mrs Merkel about reclaiming British sovereignty and the UK’s freedom to compete,” we say. However, the migrant crisis has demanded more of her attention, so progress has been limited. After months discussing the principles of EU reform, Britain is expected to start detailed renegotiations after the Polish elections on October 25.

Meanwhile, a new pro-Brexit campaign – “Vote Leave” – has sprung up, which is backed by major business people, Conservative donors and MPs from across the political divide. Reebok founder Joe Foster said he supports the campaign as he fears Britain’s ability to “trade globally…is being severely constrained by its membership of the EU”. Many Tory MPs are backing it, including Steve Baker and Owen Paterson, while Kate Hoey is leading the Labour cohort and Douglas Carswell has added his support. The group has stolen a march on those who want Britain to stay in the EU, who are set to launch their campaign shortly. It also risks sparking divisions among Eurosceptics as it takes on the Ukip-dominated group “Leave.EU” in the race to become the official “leave” campaign for the referendum. After Carswell’s failure to back this group led to him being rebuked by Nigel Farage for his “residual loyalties” to the Conservatives, his support for a rival campaign will only fuel tensions between Ukip’s two biggest figures.

The “Vote Leave” campaign has released a new ICM poll to mark its launch, which found that most (53%) voters will back a campaign to leave the EU unless Cameron brings back a good enough deal. However, another poll – by Survation – suggests that very few voters (27%) think he can win a good deal for Britain. The Prime Minister will be striving to prove his doubters wrong.

“We have sent billions to the EU each year and got little in return.” Reebok founder Joe Foster

Corbyn’s Big Mo
Senior Labour MPs have warned a new campaign group set up by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn, called Momentum, is a “threat to sitting MPs”. Meanwhile, a poll has found that a third of voters think the Labour leader – who now gets access to secret briefings as part of the Privy Council – has a “security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating” ideology. This shows that attacks on Corbyn’s patriotism are hitting home, I’ve argued.

Hunt: Twitter Isn’t Britain
Tristram Hunt is preparing to lay into Jeremy Corbyn by warning that his leadership, and his followers’ reliance on social media, risks luring Labour into “being the relentless outsider”.

Gears Of War
Nato said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria, as Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a civil war that has already killed 250,000 people. This comes as US officials claimed four cruise missiles fired at Syria from a Russian ship in the Caspian Sea had crashed in Iran.

Hunting For Witches
Boris Johnson, who has overall charge of the Metropolitan Police, has asked Britain’s most senior policeman to explain the “completely unacceptable” delay in telling the widow Lord Brittan that he had been cleared of a rape allegation. “The pursuit of wrongdoing should not degenerate into a witch hunt more appropriate to Salem town in 17th century Massachusetts.,” Norman Lamont writes in today’s paper.

Unfinished Business
Michelle Thomson – the Edinburgh West MP whose property dealings are the subject of a police investigation over potential mortgage fraud – was due to play a “starring role” alongside Nicola Sturgeon and John Swinney winning over the business community at next week’s SNP conference, Labour has said.

Brash Gordon
David Cameron risks a “double betrayal” of Scotland if his government fails to make urgent changes to the package of new powers for Holyrood, Gordon Brown has warned.