If the word ‘Censor’ makes you think of R rated, you may not find it here. Instead, this is the where I put my uncensored thoughts (well, some may be R rated). It will have lots of unrelated stuff, boring and interesting alike. I know that it will not bring many readers, but I have no ambition to make it into a source of income, or use it to make a name in the world. So why do I do it? Why do YOU do anything at all? I feel like it, and this is good enough for me – at least for the time being.
It might be my non-English background, but I often find myself missing the subtleties of the language. For example, the world Party was a word I misinterpreted; I needed to come to London to learn what it meant.
Originally, I thought that Party was a social event or a celebration. But now I realize that Party -- whether a birthday party, a Christmas party, and definitely New Year Party -- means drinking until London appears like a fun place to be in.
I like this interpretation. Yet I still wonder, is it really the only way to have fun? I still have many Christmas parties lined up to figure this out.
An article in yesterday’s paper describes the government's intention to force high-school student that refuse to stay in school to 18 to attend weekend detention.
What will happen to those who do not appear to the detention? Will we employ the police force – too busy to finish their current paperwork – to chase students? And when they catch them? Will we burden the legal system, or shall we simply extend the anti-terrorist law and allow for detention without a trial? Shall we build special jails for them, or shall we just release before time some more dangerous rapist and murderers to free jail space?
There was another interesting fact in yesterday’s paper: on an international scale, in the past five years, British students have plunged down from 4th to 14th place in science, and from 3rd to 19th in Reading Literacy.
So why do we want to force people to go to school? After all, they don’t seem to learn anything there. Aren't they better off getting a job and learn something useful?
Instead of detention centers, the government may want to think of alternative education, make educational TV attractive and exciting. Or perhaps create a free game arcades with exciting educational games.
I’m sure it can’t be that difficult to create some exciting and educational games. For example: a person approaches you in the dark and asks for help (oral comprehension), as soon as you recognize he made a grammatical mistake you can blow his head off, but if you were wrong, he chops you with a machete (grammar education). However, when you are out of bullet you can pick up a bottle of acid (chemistry) and throw at his face and see how his body deforms (biology).
I am sure that the creative minds can come with better games, if not we might want to consider the drop out student as their replacement -- a change that may feel just like the holiday that UK needs.
In 1953 Mosaddeq, the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, was a threat to
British hegemony over Iranian oil. As a result, the British government
of the time manipulated the Americans to believe that Mosaddeq was a
communist supporter. Together with the Americans, they organized
a coup that outset Mosaddeq from power, destroyed the newly established
democracy, and planted the seeds for the Muslim revolution that turned
Iran into a fundamentalist state.
Just in case you thought the Americans were the root of all evil ...
Despite the last few years of intensifying Muslim kill Muslim wars, despite the increase terrorism around the world, despite Isis and Boko el Haram, Israel is still viewed in the Muslim world -- and, unfortunately, by many in the west -- as the cause for all their troubles. If only facts made a difference ...