Ok well this is not going to happen in Saudi any time soon, and I don’t mean getting an “elected member of parliament”, but just having a young senior official holding any office….
With the Lisbon Treaty being signed by all European Union member states, the Pirate Party has gained another seat in the European Parliament. The second Pirate Party seat will be occupied by the 22 year old Amelia Andersdotter, who will become the youngest Member of the European Parliament.
Ironically, The Pirate Party was against the Lisbon Treaty, which has now doubled the number of seats the party has in the European Parliament.
Amelia Andersdotter, will become the youngest Member of the European Parliament. In order to free up time for her political career, Amelia recently decided to quit Economics and Spanish at Lund University in Sweden.
Amelia will officially take her seat in Brussels on December 1st, where she will be joining Christian Engstrom. The two will have plenty of work to do in the years to come, countering the growing influence from pro-copyright lobby groups.
Although some may argue she is far too young to take such an office, I think the fact you can have young blood and passion in such institution can only be a force of good. Lets face it, she had thousands of votes to get that seat, and for that I salute her and her ambition… next stop, Saudi politics? Ya riiight!
Saudi Arabia tops all Gulf countries in attacks by Internet hackers, UAE daily Emirates Business reported on Thursday, citing software firm Trend Micro. Of all the recorded cyber attacks in the first nine months of this year in the Gulf, 64 percent were directed at Saudi Arabia and 20 percent at the UAE. There were 769,698 cases of “compromised systems breakdown” in Saudi Arabia and 248,034 in the UAE, according to Trend Micro data. Kuwait recorded 94,910, followed by Bahrain at 60,440 and Oman with 37,105 cyber attacks. Due to high concentration of wealth, Internet security experts put the Gulf at high-risk of cyber threats as criminals try to steal vital data from the public, including information such as bank details and credit card information. UAE Daily
It’s clear that there is a strong correlation between gun manufacture, and distribution and gun related deaths. However that said, soon Saudis will be able to buy handguns and other personal firearms openly for the first time, changing the law to that of license privately owned gun shops (which isn’t any better, but was highly regulated). The law change will allow anyone over the age of 25 with a clean criminal record and a bank guarantee of $135, 000 USD (why do they seem to think people with more money have more common sense?) can apply to open a gun store (as if this will discourage militant recruiters!).
Some have argued that this is aimed at curbing access to the widespread illegal ownership of handguns and assault weapons. Hunting and sport shooting weapons are currently sold in specialty stores and all weapons have to be licensed. The conditions for carrying firearms include a fresh antecedents certificate and a copy of the civil status card accompanied by three photos (Fantastic!).
Today in Saudi, there is currently no statistics on how many guns exist in private hands in the Kingdom, and one reason is that some Saudi argue that need handguns to defend themselves. However, everyone knows that civilians with guns do more harm than good. Lets face it, criminals are always going to get the first shot anyway.
So what I propose is a call for a total nationwide ban on handguns! We need to move forward people, not back! Shocking news Saudi! So I ask, Won’t it be better to make guns illegal in Saudi Arabia?
Devils Advocate note: No. I don’t believe it would be better to make guns illegal because it just makes it harder for the honest people to defend themselves. Illegal or not, criminals get guns no matter what the laws are.
The official result gave Mr Ahmadinejad a resounding victory – 63% of the vote against 34% for reformist candidate Mr Mousavi. To be honest, I feel sorry for the Iranian people… I really do! and I feel sorry for the whole region that has to deal with this looney!
Whilst thousands of people hit the streets of Tehran in support of Mahouds victory, the reality is that most of them are usued as media of propaganda. Iranians are now tasting the bitterness of tyranny and dictatorship more than ever. The idea that this election is infected by fraud is not as far fetched as many would like you to believe, as there was unprecedented turn out just because many people hoped to get rid of Ahmadinejad.
To be honest, does it really matter which nutcase is running Iran? Of course yes! the country is developing nuclear weapons, and when it succeeds, it will spark a nuclear cold war and the region will bare the brunt!
Only 34% of the British electorate turned out to vote – one of the lowest turnouts in recent times. The Tories came first, but failed to increase their total share significantly, while the BNP gained seats for the first time at national elections.
People who say the BNP vote was merely a protest vote are seriously delusional. As nearly 1 million people voted BNP, maybe it’s because the BNP are concerned with issues that are important to the ordinary British person? Even if thats not true, we most not forget 1 million!! from around 26 million on the electoral roll is still crazzy. However, more voters stayed away from the polling booths than last time, the BNP vote went down (thats no excuse though!)
The Result: We are now seeing the most APPALLING result yet of Labour’s ineptitude – the fact that votes have resulted in the BNP winning seats. A dismal day in our the UK’s political history. and we now have FACISTS representing the UK in Europe!!