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Kim Kardashian is going to Saudi Arabia!
Rumors are circulating that she has accepted a longstanding invitation from a Saudi prince to spend an evening with him in exchange for $1 million.
An indecent proposal, perhaps?
Although a frequent visitor to glitzy Dubai, Kim's other trips to the region have not always gone well. In 2012, a trip to Bahrain to open a milkshake franchise sparked protests, with police firing tear gas to break up the demonstrations.
Let's just hope that Kim remembers to pack her abaya. We don't want her to violate the strict Saudi dress codes!
Meanwhile, the world continued to lurch from one ridiculous story to another:
* A surprise has been found in Queen Elizabeth's garden at Buckingham Palace: magic mushrooms!
* A Tokyo restaurant announced couples will not be welcome at the eatery on Christmas Eve because the sight of them would make single customers feel lonely.
* A Scottish police officer attempting to make an arrest on a farm had to call for backup due to his fear of cows.
* Authorities in New Zealand announced they seized a haul of imported moist towelettes that were found to be soaked in about a gallon of liquid meth.
* A pair of Egyptian men are highlighting the struggles of Cairo residents with a photo project featuring Spider-Man tackling everyday activities.
Mercedes AMG Petronas is at the top of the Constructors for the Formula One World Championship. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton helped get them there with his second straight win Sunday, at the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain. Hamilton's brilliant calculations were instrumental in fending off his greatest challenger, teammate Nico Rosberg. Roberg had fresh tires and the Drag Reduction System (DRS) option. Hamilton had to keep him close enough to prevent the use of the DRS, while racing on tires that were in need of a change. Fans have said, "it was the most exciting race they have seen in a long time." After three races, Nico Rosberg is in the lead with points after winning one race and two second place podiums. Lewis Hamilton is second in scoring points after winning two races, and missing points for the first race, due to car trouble. While it is still early in the season, fans are asking "where in the world is Red Bull and Ferrari"?
Sergio Perez with Sahara Force India came in third, after a very impressive drive. And not to be over-looked, is the ever dependable Williams-Martini driver, Valtteri Bottas, who continues to score points for the Williams team.
Next race, China
Finian Cunningham of Global Research will be with me tonight to speak to me about Bahrain and their failed Arab Spring. With US help, the Kingdom continues to suppress their Democracy movement. The US Fifth Fleet has their home port there.
Another question we'll discuss: Is Democracy Coming to the U.S.A.
Tonight joining Snoop and I is Mark Lijek to talk about the US led coalition to destroy ISIS. Mark is the author of "Escaping Iran: A True Account of the Best Bad Idea." Will ground troops be next? The White House, State Department and Pentagon have not been on the same page. Does the US along with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Jordan and Bahrain make a coalition? Where is the European Union?
Tune-in, listen and learn or be a putz...
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This week we’re going to take a closer look at the chaos unfolding in Ukraine and Gaza and place both conflicts in the wider political context of the modern history of both the Middle East and Russia.
To help us do that, we’ll be joined by Finian Cunningham, an Irish journalist who has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. For nearly 20 years, Finian worked as an editor and writer ifor major news media organisations, including The Daily Mirror, The Irish Times and The Independent.
Deported from Bahrain in June 2011 because of his critical journalism in which he highlighted systematic human rights violations by the Bahraini regime forces, Finian is now a columnist on international politics for Press TV and the Strategic Culture Foundation.
We hope you'll join us from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET) this Sunday, August 3rd.
Melissa “MoonChild” Stokes was born in California to a Nicaraguan mother, who sang for popular radio stations in her country. Melissa was raised in Africa and the Middle East. From an early age, MoonChild wrote and published poetry. MoonChild’s musical influences include Celia Cruz, Prince, Armando Manzanero and Sadé. She is a songwriter and sings everything from Latin ballads to Hip Hop tracks and Smooth Jazz and R&B to Electronic Dance. She has performed thousands of people and opened for Smokey Robinson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. She performs regularly with Willie Stewart of Third World and his Rhythms of Africa. She absorbed the rich tapestry of music and dance from the world around her: the orchestra of drums deep in the forest throughout the nights in Liberia, and the heart-felt, melodious prayers sung five times a day from the several mosques surrounding her homes in Morocco and Bahrain. After completing two years of pre-med and dance at the University of California, San Diego, MoonChild relocated to the east coast, where she found her voice. She performs at Jazz Festivals, charity events, health fairs, live music lounges and many other venues including the Save the Twinz: Live Pink! Women Who Jam Concert Series. MoonChild released a re-mixed version of her first project, Eclectic Collection I, in 2012, a jazzy, R&B, independent CD, and she is working on a new album. Moonchild can be found on all social media.
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Tonight's special guest is Haseena Patel from South Africa, a returning NAASCA family member who's a girls’ empowerment coach, activist, speaker and author. She'll be appearing to talk about the "Bubbles Beyond Borders" campaign. This International event is planned for August 16th, and is being done to support the rights and dreams of girls and women worldwide. It was inspired by the recent horrific abduction of Nigerian girls. At least 9 countries are planning to be involved at present: South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Trinidad, Bahrain, Australia, the UK, Canada and the USA. (www.facebook.com/bubblesbeyondborders). Ms Patel's own life journey led to her writing her first book, "I Choose Victory: Find light in the darkness of a life-changing crisis." Girls’ empowerment, along with gender equality, has always been something that Haseena felt strongly about, and in 2010, together with her sister, Shameema, she founded Leave No Girl Behind International. Their organization inspires girls to live up to their own potential and raises awareness about the necessity of empowering girls, through international projects and programs. Haseena’s latest book, which she co-authored with Shameema, is titled "Leave No Girl Behind: How to help girls become the change in our world." As Haseena writes, "We need to be the light for all those girls out there who need hope." She goes on, "An empowered girl means an empowered nation which means an empowered generation. Let us Leave No Girl Behind!"
The original podcast of April 22 on the subject of Bahrain with Finian Cunningham was corrupted. I taped the show and have reposted it. Sorry for the inconvenience, but the interview and the information coming out of Bahrain is very telling and suggests that the United States is supporting a murderous Monarchy with the help of its ally Saudi Arabia, even while it claims that they are involved in the civil war in Libya for "humanitarian" reasons. Listen to this interview with a journalist in Bahrain and determine for yourself if the US is involved in the conflict in Libya an Bahrain for altruistic reasons.