2021-05-06: Maybe It's not Within the President's Power to Fix

2021-05-06: Who Needs Vaccines?

2021-05-06: Land of the Free--with Censorship

2021-05-06: Deplatforming is Censorship

2021-04-30: Don’t Pull the Plug The risk that someone will yell “Fire!” is no reason to pull the plug on the projector.

2021-04-30: Girl, Taken Arlington Heights is a tranquil place. World events seldom disturb the peace of the Northwest …

2021-04-30: Invitation to a Book-burning In today’s topsy-turvy world the liberals are in favor of censorship and the conservatives are …

2021-04-14: Two Houthi Drones They’ve been throwing these at Riyadh lately.

2021-04-14: Don’t Pull the Plug The risk that someone will yell “Fire!” is no reason to pull the plug on the projector.

2021-03-28: 10 x 1/2 Saudi Arabia has roughly half the number of Active Covid-19 cases as Bahrain, but it has at least …

2021-03-27: Lined Up Karen National Union. Shan State Army. Now Kachin Independence Army. all lined up against the rebel …

2021-03-27: No Press, Please Perhaps they want to hide the efficient way the Suez Canal Authority is managing the crisis.

2021-03-27: Civil War in Myanmar The Shan State Army, along with the Karen National Union, lines up against the rebel Tatmadaw.

2021-03-26: The Dangers of Word for Word Translation

2021-03-26: The Satisfaction of Typing a Letter

2021-03-26: Trump on Trump

2021-03-26: Push Harder

2021-03-26: Coward Cops Back on the Beat

2021-03-26: Get Your CV Read

2021-03-26: Biden's Promises (From the Chicago Reader)

2021-03-26: Did you Cash your $2000 Check Yet?

2021-03-26: Censorship

2021-03-26: Biden Says

2021-03-24: Twitter’s Algos/AI Twitter has banned discussions of committing the ultimate harm to oneself, so the usual words for …

2021-03-23: Ivermectin Joins Hydroxy Ivermectin joins Hydroxychloroquine as a once highly-touted drug for the treatment of the Sickness …

2021-03-22: Cost Cutting Can Kill Colby Chandler, Kodak’s former CEO from 1983-1990 was proud of his cost cutting. He once took …

2021-03-22: Caveat from ODNI Assessment Here’s a caveat to a recent US ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) assessment: …

2021-03-18: Spanked by Twitter My account was suspended by Twitter for suggesting that, in view of the evidence of the Astra Zeneca …

2021-02-20: LLavero A young woman takes over her father’s drug business. By the time she points a gun at you, it’s too …

2021-02-07: President Biden's New Grandchild Hunter Biden is guaranteed to provide political comic relief for the next four years. Hunter …

2021-02-03: There are now three (four?) recognized dangerous Covid-19 variants: B.1.1.7 (United Kingdom) P1 …

2021-02-03: 2021 Scorecard 2021 Scorecard: Storming of the US Capitol Trump Impeachment B737 Crash in Indonesia Outbreak of …

2021-02-03: The Coup in Myanmar Imagine if the generals of the Tatmadaw were advising Trump. After arresting Myanmar legislators and …

2021-01-21: No More Conspiracy Theories No More Conspiracy Theories I’m sick and tired of QAnon, Pizzagate and other conspiracy theories. …

2021-01-20: Government Depository Libraries Government Depository Libraries Every major university’s library, public and private, is a …

2020-12-27: Vaccinations and Centenarians A vaccine is an immune system booster. It is not a cure or a treatment for disease. You have to have …

2020-12-26: Aaron Swartz: Blame MIT and USAO I wrote this four years ago, pointing out that the Swartz prosecution was political in nature. MIT …

2020-12-17: What do you call a Post-K Arbitration? An adjutorious arbitration; an archaic word but then again, in the law nothing is archaic. There has …

2020-11-28: Another Extrajudicial Killing You cannot applaud the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Iran while condemning the …

2020-11-20: Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan left the White House when he was 77 years old after serving two terms. Joe Biden today …

2020-11-19: Sumerian Wind Demons “There’s no freedom of religion unless you are free to worship Sumerian wind demons”

2020-11-14: Francis Scott Key and John Marshall Francis Scott Key, the author of the Star Spangled Banner, was an attorney in Maryland. And a …

2020-11-07: Trump's Post-Presidency It looks like Biden is the victor, assuming no court intervention. Whatever happens between now and …

2020-11-07: The Post-Presidency

2020-11-02: British Judicial Understatement In describing an incident where feces were found in the marital bed that Amber Heard shared with …

2020-11-02: Who Will Win? We won’t know on election night and there’s the rub. The courts may give the election to …

2020-10-30: How I Got My Twitter Account Back Whose Fault? When I woke up one morning in June, there was a message from Twitter on my phone, …

2020-10-28: Character Evidence Evidence of good character is relevant in many types of legal proceedings. How long before the …

2020-10-28: Facebook Obituaries How long before an obituary records the number of Facebook “likes” a person received …

2020-10-28: Jerry Jeff Walker RIP When you’re down on your luck And you ain’t got a buck In London, you’re a goner They say you remain …

2020-10-26: Hovering Around 3100 For the past six days, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Bahrain has hovered around 3100.

2020-10-26: Sick Travelers Game the System Sick travelers game the system, putting everyone at risk, to be able to travel to Pakistan. This is …

2020-10-24: Embassies to the Middle East American cultural embassies to the Middle East: KFC McDonald’s Dunkin Donuts Krispy Creme …

2020-10-23: Travel Dreams Travel dreams.

2020-10-23: Bug the Fire Extinguishers When the CIA bugged the Ecuadorian embassy in London (howdey doodad?) they placed the bugs on the …

2020-10-23: What is Close Contact Close contact may not be close contact, and occasional contact may now be close contact. I guess.

2020-10-22: Howda hell diddy get dat? Howda hell diddy get dat?

2020-10-22: Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object Irresistible Force: Blaming the Russians, Cubans, Chinese Immovable Object: Having to pay your …

2020-10-22: Bulgarian Chihuaha Smugglers Bulgarian chihuahua smugglers operating in Norway may mean the death of this innocent animal.

2020-10-22: Lining Up In An Orderly Fashion This is what the US has been fighting for in Afghanistan.

2020-10-20: Foreign Policy by Indictment

2020-10-20: Childhood My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon. (From Austin Powers)

2020-10-19: Americans Can't Extend French Visas, But Chechen Murderers Get Ten Year Residency Americans can’t extend French Schengen visas, but Chechen murderers get ten year French …

2020-10-18: Sea-Launched Drones Bad news for the US Fifth Fleet: Iran now has sea-launched drones. The Fifth Fleet is headquartered …

2020-10-16: Proposed Scrivener Pleading Wizard One way to make Scrivener easier would be to add Wizards for common tasks, like compile. Back in the …

2020-10-09: Masked Confrontations Now Commonplace The masked and the maskless both have strong opinions. That is why fistfights break out over …

2020-10-07: Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly was Italian, not Irish, as his name would otherwise suggest.

2020-10-06: Causeway Questions Clear Up The Causeway/border mystery has been resolved. The Causeway is open. But the reason why there has …

2020-10-05: How the Indian Education System Teaches Students to Game the System A devastating analysis of Jugaad, the Indian education system and gaming the system as a way of …

2020-10-05: Second Wave: Ireland Ireland’s Covid-19 task force is now recommending a full, Stage 5 lock-down as cases increase to …

2020-10-05: Second Wave: French Bars to Close The French will be forced to drink at home as the number of cases of the Sickness increases.

2020-10-05: Saudi Arabia and Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to susceptibility to the Sickness. Fully 83% of Saudi citizens …

2020-10-04: Juliette Binoche and E-Books

2020-10-04: Dealmaking in the Middle East It is common in the Middle East for a party to enter into a transaction only to find strangers …

2020-10-02: Looking Back at the Roger Stone Arrest I still believe that the (televised) Roger Stone arrest was the result of a deliberate leak by the …

2020-10-02: There is no "Kavanaugh Rule"

2020-10-01: Lawrence Ferling Lawrence Ferling is the birth name of the poet you may know as Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

2020-09-30: Trump-Biden Debate Analysis Congratulations, America; you got your spectacle. The problem is media coverage: treat the …

2020-09-28: Jesus was Illiterate Jesus was illiterate.

2020-09-27: Against All Odds

2020-09-27: Unrestrained Greed Lil Tay was a nine year-old Internet sensation who used foul language while flexing (that is, …

2020-09-26: Here's a Preview of the 2020 Vote https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_v._Gore

2020-09-24: Taiwan is Now Arrakis Taiwan is now Arrakis.

2020-09-24: One Step Forward, One Step Back

2020-09-24: A Grim Number

2020-09-22: The Grammar of Money The secret laws of money. Ignore them at your peril.

2020-09-22: Better than an Appeal I guess this is one way to show your disapproval of an 11th Circuit opinion requiring felons in …

2020-09-20: Kosher Salt in Bahrain Diplomatic relations with Israel were only established last week and look what’s already on …

2020-09-20: DiBlasio and Netanyahu DiBlasio and Netanyahu bob have the same problem when it comes to getting the haredim to obey social …

2020-09-20: About Latinx There are serious people on both sides of this argument. Grammatical gender is a feature of many …

2020-09-20: The Difference between Canada and the USA Which is why the US has more cases than any country in the world.

2020-09-19: Nothing Wrong I told you, there’s nothing wrong with my passport.

2020-09-19: Journalists Beware The US DoJ has argued in the Assange extradition case that US journalists can be convicted under the …

2020-09-19: Aztec Plague Advice (from David Bowles) The Aztecs treated their kings harshly for failing to follow plague protocols.

2020-09-19: Where's Walid? Prince Walid bin Talal, famous Saudi billionaire, the most well-known of all those incarcerated in …

2020-09-18: The Ultraviolet Solution Ultraviolet light kills Covid-19. Read more.

2020-09-18: Russian Vaccine Sputnik V, the name of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine, seems to be effective. Vaccinations have been …

2020-09-18: Opening Postponed Based on the more than doubling of new Covid-19 cases in the past two weeks, Bahrain announced today …

2020-09-16: The Long Game Would a Trump victory insure the nomination of a progressive by the Democrats in 2024? With another …

2020-09-16: Underground Bahrain Someone sent me this…

2020-09-16: Fake News It was 61° F in New York today; not 31°. The source was an Arab television station.

2020-09-15: 38/32 It’s 38° C in Bahrain; 32° F in NYC.

2020-09-11: Assange Extradition Unfortunately, you can’t trust the United States government when it comes to extradition. Just ask …

2020-09-11: Exorcism or Prosecution? The Nimitz Loses a Sailor USS Nimitz Loses Sailor, Time for an Exorcism A sailor assigned to the USS Nimitz, an American …

2020-09-07: The Gates Foundation and Journalism Subsidized news without or with little disclosure.

2020-09-06: What's the Difference between Indie Publishing and Vanity Publishing? The difference is sales to strangers. Vanity publishing means printing and ordering books. After …

2020-09-04: The Drug War and Napoleon No one anticipated that a wealthy Saudi who took up our invitation to throw the Russians out of …

2020-09-03: M. Duras Spoke Vietnamese Marguerite Duras, author, film director, Resistance fighter grew up speaking Vietnamese. Though she …

2020-09-02: Never Grill a Rubber Chicken Always sound advice.

2020-09-02: You Should be Using It For typesetting.

2020-09-02: Sturgis v. Peru in the CoronaBowl (From David Stockman) “Finally, there’s this. When over 460,000 motorcyclists descended upon …

2020-09-02: Low Level Persistent Spread Low-Level but Persistent Spread Like Cuba, Bahrain is an island. Like Cuba, Bahrain has closed off …

2020-09-02: The First Electrocution But the blood was continuing to ooze from Kemmler’s small finger wound. His heart still had to be …

2020-08-29: End of Story Translation End of story = Capítulo cerrado. Spanish, obviously.

2020-08-25: New Orleans A beignet is just a small ojaldra. Discuss.

2020-08-24: On an Island I’m on an island. The only land border was closed on March 6. The airport closed then as well. …

2020-08-21: Steve Bannon Arrest The arrest was made by US Postal Inspectors, one of the most professional of all federal law …

2020-08-20: Death in Laos The Laotian hazmat squad shows up to take away the coffin carrying the infected body.

2020-08-20: Average Age of Covid-19 Deaths Average age of Covid-19 death is 82 years.

2020-08-20: tessst kielbasa rump short ribs buffalo. Ribeye t-bone chuck chicken burgdoggen tail prosciutto pastrami …

2020-08-15: Pressure on Saudi Arabia? The WSJ claims that the establishment of diplomatic relations between the UAE and Saudi Arabia puts …

2020-08-14: Test of Logging Version Marsedit Bacon ipsum dolor amet filet mignon boudin swine porchetta rump turkey, t-bone beef ribs. Pork loin …

2020-08-13: Who's Responsible for the Beirut Port Fire? When the M/V Rhosus sailed into Lebanese waters in 2013 to pick up new cargo, the owners already had …

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2020-08-11: I Don’t Care I don’t care if the vaccine has alien DNA in it or if it’s …

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2020-08-08: Biden's Election Means Trouble for Saudi Arabia More here.

2020-08-08: Anything is Possible at Zombo.com The unattainable is unknown at zombo.com. Worth a visit.

2020-08-08: Saudi Arabia's Secret Payment to Spanish King A curious payment: a contractor seeking a public works contract might be tempted to pay a bribe. …

2020-08-07: Game at 50, by W. Nanner Flint Dating for the over 50’s:Game at 50.

2020-08-07: De-Platforming is Censorship De-Platforming is censorship.

2020-08-07: Leveling the Playing Field Would Be Nice Federal criminal defense attorneys must pay for PACER access out of their own pockets (in theory, …

2020-08-07: Huawei, China, Canada But not smooth enough to get out of a diplomatic crisis with China. #mengwanzhou #fourdeathsentences …

2020-08-06: The ceviche was a success. This time I used a Panamanian recipe. I soaked the fish in brine for …

2020-08-05: This is the Problem

2020-08-05: My Extensive July Travels A whole two kilometers.

2020-08-05: Mid-Year Recap 2020 Mid-Year Recap It’s been a helluva year. To briefly recap: Impeachment and trial of American …

2020-08-05: How to File a Grievance or Respond to an HR Complaint How to Write an Employee Complaint Upon getting that dreaded letter from HR (remember: HR is not …

2020-08-05: Saudi Arabia Employee Handbook Thinking of a job in Saudi Arabia?

2020-08-05: It Could be Worse Looks like the pandemic will be with us for a while yet longer.

2020-08-05: Dementia is a Terrible Disease How can the Democrats put forward a 78 year-old with dementia?

2020-08-04: Nine Life Hacks You Won't Find Anywhere Else ###Use Pennies to Identify Recurring Monthly Payments Let’s say you owe a creditor $50 per …

2020-08-04: That’s depressing. Go back to mu7ami.com

2020-08-03: Pepys on Pubs in the Pandemic Sage advice.

2020-08-03: It's Monday But the post office in Adliya was closed. Strange.

2020-08-02: Document Post Test Here’s a document. Here is a link to the document: mu7ami.micro.blog/uploads/2…

2020-08-02: This is What "Defund the Police" Means This is basically the idea.

2020-08-02: MarsEdit 3 Chicken bacon corned beef beef ribs venison. Pig chislic pork belly corned beef pastrami, shankle …

2020-08-02: Marsedit Image Test Chicken bacon corned beef beef ribs venison. Pig chislic pork belly corned beef pastrami, shankle …

2020-08-02: Test of Marsedit This is a test of Marsedit. Bacon ipsum dolor amet chislic short ribs tongue, pork bresaola pork …

2020-08-02: Was It A Training Exercise? The killing of Floyd George has drawn an avalanche of commentary due to the subsequent and …

2020-08-01: JT Leroy, Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Eileen Myles, T Kira Madden Maybe it was because it was a different time I am trying to understand the outrage behind the JT …

2020-08-01: Game at 50 by W. Nanner Flint. The dating manual for the over-50’s.

2020-08-01: ## Death of a Lawyer: Perry Mason 2020, S01 Ep 4 Death of a Lawyer: Perry Mason 2020, S01 Ep 4 Earle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer, novelist …

2020-08-01: Bahrain Active Cases Down to Mid-May Levels Bahrain’s doing pretty well. 5374 active cases at …

2020-07-31: Anyone can get tested. Go back to mu7ami.com

2020-07-31: Because People Won’t Follow Rules The authorities in Milan were brutal. Go back to mu7ami.com

2020-07-31: When You Stare into the Abyss Go back to mu7ami.com

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2020-07-31: The Only Safe Place

2020-07-31: Hydroxychloroquine remains a subject of controversy. So far, we have been failed by the …

2020-07-31: The Alley American Alley, Juffair, Bahrain