GOP Congressman Wants to Deport Every Iranian

Another bigot and xenophobic leader goes berserk again…

http://rawstory.com/2010/01/gop-congressman-deport-iranian/

Here on the Los Angeles Area – we have the largest Iranian (Persian) population in the USA. Beverly Hills and Westwood will never be the same again as these areas are dominated by filthy rich Iranians – my lawyer is an Iranian and so is my doctor, my dentist and my mechanic. They are the ones who drive the economy of Los Angeles. Who shops at the expensive stores in LA and who buys homes during this recession? Certainly not the US congress representatives who steal our money and send our children to fight in wars for the profit of themselves.

Many Persians (Iranians) have kept their Passport and retained heir Iranian Citizenship for the sole reason that they can go back to Iran whenever they want to visit families. There are thousands of Jews, Christians, Bahai’s in addition to Muslims who are citizens of Iran in LA alone. During the elections Westwood and Beverly Hills had election booths set up and on the last Iranian election day last year thousands had shown up to vote.

Now this racist congressman wants to deport them. Make sure you voice your distaste for this bill to your Congress representative.

Obama Urges Bailout For Auto Industry

Now that banking, insurance, airline, retail (in the form of “stimulus”), housing, and many other industries are getting bailouts – the US auto industry is also looking for its own bailout of taxpayer money. And Obama is supporting this. This is such a terrible idea. Socialism gone wild. Las Vegas casinos are not doing well either – what next President Obama? Another bailout for them too?

The US auto industry has been in trouble for a long time now – this is due to their failure to change their business model that has seen sales plummet. Consumers no longer want cars that are gas guzzlers and clunky, outdated, unreliable vehicles. This is survival of the fittest – either you make better vehicles or fizzle out and die.

The taxpayers should not have to bailout the auto industry’s losses because they can’t make good cars, cannot run their companies profitably.

Once you start giving bailouts to companies that can’t run successfully – they will keep asking for more. We are only prolonging the inevitable while hurting the only ones who are helping to keep the economy alive – the taxpayers. This is theft – shame on Obama for proposing it.


Obama asks Bush to help auto industry: NY Times

WASHINGTON (AFP) — President-elect Barack Obama asked President George W. Bush during a White House meeting for immediate aid for the struggling US auto industry, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

During their private meeting, Bush said he could support some aid in exchange for approval of a free-trade agreement with Colombia, the Times said, citing unnamed people familiar with the discussion.

However, neither Obama nor Democrats in Congress — who been blocking the trade pact — seem willing to bend on Colombia, the Times wrote.

UK Police State Stories – Mobile Users Need to Register

In the UK now – mobile users will have to register into a DB – this is a violation of a person’s privacy. They will need a passport or ID to purchase a cell phone – every move they make will be monitored. Every word they say in the cell phone will be monitored. 24/7 you will be tracked….All Brits are terrorists now.

Passports will be needed to buy mobile phones

Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance.

Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society.

A compulsory national register for the owners of all 72m mobile phones in Britain would be part of a much bigger database to combat terrorism and crime.

England – A Police State

This is the stupidity of the UK Government.

Apparently Security officials at Heathrow Airport prevented a thirty year old man from flying and threatened him of arrest unless he removed a t-shirt he was wearing with an image of an armed robot – Megatron – from Transformers.

T-shirt to dangerous to fly

Seriously, this is not a joke. The Evening Standard reported:

An airline passenger claimed that a security guard threatened to arrest him because he was wearing a T-shirt showing a cartoon robot with a gun. Brad Jayakody, 30, from London, said he was stopped from passing through security at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 after his Transformers T-shirt was deemed ‘offensive.’ …Mr Jayakody said the first guard started joking with him about the Transformers character depicted on his French Connection T-shirt. ‘”Then he explains that since Megatron is holding a gun, I’m not allowed to fly,’ he said. ‘It’s a 40ft tall cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. There is no way this shirt is offensive in any way, and what I’m going to use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?

In the USA – it is no better – recently my 73 year old mother was suspected of being a terrorist when four keystone cops from the Transportation Security Administration went though her luggage three times because she tried to take a bottle of water (to drink on the long flight to London) along with her in her purse. They also confiscated her perfumes and hand lotion bottles – God forbid, she just might take the the whole plane hostage with her tiny bottle of Aveeno. “Everybody on the floor!”

How stupid and paranoid do you have to be to believe that 73 year old women pose a significant threat to the country that they have to be patted down like criminals and subject to humiliating searches by illiterate government thugs?

If we want to stop terrorism in this country – let’s start by stopping wars on Arabs, Afghanis, our support to Israel and threatening Iran with “obliteration“. Then they won’t have a reason to attack us. Primary reason for suicide terrorists is occupation of their lands by a foreign power says Robert Pape, the world’s foremost authority on suicide terrorism.

The Flavors of Malaysia

(Click on the photos to see them in full view)

Kuala Lumpur at Night
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Malaysia is a very colorful, diverse and multicultural country. Malaysia is roughly comprised of 65% Malay and other indigenous tribes, 25% Chinese and 7% Indians. The people are very friendly and warm.

Eid, Diwali and Christmas along with Buddhist holidays are observed there. Their cuisine is also just as colorful – a fusion of spices and ethnic styles. This diverse cultural mix has creates a wonderful Malaysian cuisine. Indian dishes like curry prepared Indian and Chinese style, Chinese noodles made Malay and Indian style, and so on.

Here’s a menu I put together (from starters to dessert) with the most popular Malaysian dishes that will make a “Malaysian Night” at home.

Satay (Imran Virani’s favorite)
Roti Canai

Mee Goreng

Malaysian Chicken Curry
Nasi Lemak

Cendol

Kopi (coffee)

During my last visit to Kuala Lumpur (KL is the capital), Malaysia, I became friends with the Hotel Istana staff (where we were staying) – especially the chefs and cooks. I was able to fool around in their kitchen learn some tricks and tips in Malaysian cooking too.

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With the kitchen staff of Taman Sari Brasserie at the Hotel Istana

I’ll post these recipes in the upcoming days, but if you’re interested in making good and authentic Malaysian food then you should get this recipe book:

Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia by James Oseland.

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It was in the list of the ten “Best Asian Books of 2006” by Time Magazine.

The author lived in the Spice Islands of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore for two decades. He’s American but doesn’t try to change or “westernize” the recipes to suit American taste buds so if you want the real thing then this is a great book for authentic Malaysian cuisine.

Here are a few pictures of our trip to Malaysia (Click on the photos to see them in full view):

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Having an extra helping of Satay for Imran

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We had the entire pool to ourselves

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Birjees, Darin and Safeona -Darin’s babysitter (yeah – I know she’s cute – even I wanted one) at the Istana Lobby.

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“Beauty and the Beast” – Hitting the clubs

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Birjees helping me work on about a dozen different Malaysian desserts after dinner

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Birjees, Darin and me at the magnificent Thean Hou Buddhist Temple situated on top of a hill overlooking the city

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The sleek and stylish Negara Mosque with its 73 ft. minaret. Capacity of 15,000 – it is one of the largest mosques in East Asia.

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Prayer hall at Thean Hou Buddhist Temple – it is a great place to visit

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On the way to Bukit Bintang

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Shopping at Bukit Bintang

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Darin with Thomas at the Taman Sari Brasserie (Hotel Istana)

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Darin and Birjees