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Pope, Iran, GOP

<blockquote><p>I lived to see the day when the Pope and the President of Iran are more flexible on doctrine than the House GOP</p>&mdash; Juan Cole (@jricole) <a href=”″>September 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Quiz – Who is Older?


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U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Destroys Part of Ancient Road with her Convoy

Here’s a story that’s only in the Arabic-language papers. The U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Maura Connelly, visited an ancient historical site near Tyre, and one of the SUVs in her motorcade crushed a small portion of ancient wall. (Or just some wall–the papers I’ve seen so far are not entirely clear). In any case, you can see from the photo that the path is not intended for vehicles.

An English version of the story here:


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Funny Pic – Osama Selfy

Found this pick on

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Don’t Worry, Romney Still Rich

Cute video

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Yoga Cat

I wasn’t going to post this neat video Cute Overload sent me in their daily email, then I got to this comment,

bahaha, this reminds me of when I was little and would find my dad praying (muslim-style), I’d jump on for the free piggy-back ride. Somehow, he had the same patience as this lady.

which was too charming not to share.

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I Finally Taste Camel Chocolate

An awesome friend brought me a bar of al-Nassma camel chocolate from the UAE. It’s been two years or so since I first heard about camel chocolate and I’ve been dying to try it. Camel milk is supposedly superior to cow milk in all kinds of ways, plus, camels!

The bar is a 70% chocolate bar, which is way “darker” than I ordinarily like (Hershey’s Special Dark is 45%), but this bar is so creamy I would have guessed it was a milk chocolate bar. Very tasty and feels great going down.

Here are a couple reviews I found, with more detail: at Candy Blog
and Chocolate Ratings.

And here’s the official site:

UPDATE: I finally had the sense to read the wrapper. The ingredients are as follows: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, whole camel milk powder (2%), honey, bourbon vanilla. Cocoa: 70% minimum. May contain traces of nuts and soy lecithin.


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