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Bakelalan Bird Watching Trip Report

One of the few places that has been getting some bird watching attention is no other than the highland village of Bakelalan in Sarawak, Borneo. For the serious bird watchers, this is my Bakelalan bird watching trip report, done in November 2018.  First of all, Bakelalan or Ba'Kelalan is a Lun Bawang tribe village, located in the northeast highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is also in the district of Lawas, which can be easily accessed from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah or Miri in Sarawak. Ge...
Tags: Travel, House, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Malaysia Bird Watching, Malaysia Asia, Sarawak Borneo, Bandar, Whitehead, Sandakan

"Even Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, never made an impassioned Beijing-style speech about women in Saudi Arabia being obliterated under a black tarp."

"During the first gulf war, fought in part to protect the Saudis from an encroaching Saddam, a group of Saudi women — artists and academics — got excited by the presence of American female soldiers and went for a joy ride. The clerics branded the drivers 'whores' and 'harlots.' They received death threats and lost their jobs. Driving by women, banned by custom, was made illegal. America was mute. Our government did not even fight for the right of its women soldiers protecting Saudi Arabia to ref...
Tags: Jewelry, Law, Saudi Arabia, America, Barack Obama, Beijing, Hillary Clinton, Islam, Hillary, George W Bush, Bush, Haifa, Donald J Trump, Qaeda, Persian Gulf, Saddam

A big ball of joy conquers Asia

In a gym that looked ready to host an EDM gig, a 26 year old who looked like he was pushing 40 brought a team you probably haven’t heard of to unprecedented glory. Emmet Ryan looks back on the fascinating spectacle that was the FIBA Asia Champions Cup final as Petrochimi from Iran took their first ever title Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi looked more suited to hosting a gig, it was like a boutique arena, but the Thai city is home to Mono Vampire which is sponsored by Mono29 which owns the arena and t...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, Australia, Youtube, Wikipedia, Sport, Turkey, Iran, Features, Thailand, Nba, Brazil, Tokyo, Toyota

Saudi Arabia offers monthly handout to soften public over tax hike

Saudi Arabia has ordered new monthly payments to civil servants and soldiers in an effort to soften the impact of price hikes and new taxes introduced under the kingdom’s economic reform plans.  The Saudi monarchy - driven by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - this week doubled petrol prices and introduced a VAT tax to try to take on a 195 billion riyal (£38 billion) budget deficit caused by years of low oil prices. But wary of public anger over the price rises, the government announced Saturday...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Paris, Mohammed, Reuters, King Salman, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Bandar, Sabq, Mecca Credit, REUTERS Faisal Al Nasser

Skull collector Ray “Bones” Bandar dies in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ray “Bones” Bandar, a retired high school science teacher who kept 6,000 animal skulls in his San Francisco home, has died. He was 90. Faylene Bandar tells the San Francisco Chronicle that her uncle died from congestive heart failure on Dec. 23 at his home. Bandar began stocking his home with […]
Tags: News, San Francisco, Ap, Ray, San Francisco Chronicle, Bandar, Nation & World, Ray Bones Bandar, Faylene Bandar

Islamic State is the real aggressor in Syria | Letters

Owen Jones (Americans can spot meddling, 5 January) refers to Russian interference in Syria to support the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad against his own people. In fact, Vladimir Putin is supporting Syria against the brutal invasion of Islamic State, which has been armed and financed, by proxy, through the US client states Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey in order to destabilise Syria (as related by US journalist Seymour Hersh, among others). Islamists have been used repeatedly by western and re...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, Islamic State, US, Qatar, Turkey, US foreign policy, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Bashar Al Assad, Cia, Owen Jones, Bandar, Seymour Hersh, Saudi Arabia Qatar

Seeking a Context for "Hillarygate"

In a season of disturbingly ill-informed political dialogue, no topic has left the public with a more distorted understanding of the facts than the one which has taken center stage in the final days of the campaign: the handling of sensitive information by Secretary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. There are Four basic questions that need to be addressed to place Secretary Clinton's mistakes in context and determine how to weigh those mistakes in the larger decision of who to sup...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Defense, Reagan, Iran, Syria, Fbi, United States, House, New Jersey, National Security Council, State Department, Cia, Assad

29 Pages Revealed: Corruption, Crime and Cover-up Of 9/11

First and foremost, here is what you need to know when you listen to any member of our government state that the newly released 29 pages are no smoking gun -- THEY ARE LYING. Our government's relationship to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is no different than an addict's relationship to heroin. Much like a heroin addict who will lie, cheat, and steal to feed their vice, certain members of our government will lie, cheat, and steal to continue their dysfunctional and deadly relationship with the KSA ...
Tags: Florida, Isis, News, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iraq, Kingdom, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Turkey, Syria, Fbi, Afghanistan

Bandar Foods raises $2 mln seed

Bandar Foods, a maker of Indian-inspired snacks and condiments, closed a $2 million seed funding round. Participants in the round include ACP, AccelFoods, Volta Global, and Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School of Business. Bandar is a recent graduate of AccelFoods, an early-stage investment platform. PRESS RELEASE PHILADELPHIA , March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Innovators in Indian-inspired snacks and condiments, Bandar Foods announced today it has closed on $2 million in Series Seed capital. The ...
Tags: Singapore, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Venture Capital Fund, Dan, ACP, VOLTA, Ulrich, Bandar, Lalit, VC Deals, Lauren Jupiter, AccelFoods, Bandar Foods, Volta Global, ACP AccelFoods Volta Global