Emily Maitlis’ surgical strikes blow Mark Regev’s defence of Israel’s attack on a UN school out of the water (video)

A good link to a blog which echoes many of my thoughts on the atrocious acts and attempts to justify them!

I Am Incorrigible

Mark Regev, the chief spokesman for the Prime Minister of Israel, is the country’s go to guy when it comes to trying to defend the indefensible to the world’s media.  Yesterday he managed to reach a new low following Israel’s attack on a United Nations school based in Gaza where it is reported that around 1,000 civilians were sheltering from the Israeli Defence Force’s ongoing bombardment.  The UN, which announced on Wednesday that it plans to launch an investigation into possible war crimes during the conflict, told the media that it had requested  a ‘window’ to evacuate civilians from the site before the IDF commenced it’s latest assault but this was not granted by the Israeli’s.

Chris Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works agency said there had earlier been “firing around the compound” and his organisation had asked the Israeli army for time to evacuate civilians. “We spent…

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Why do people have personalised number plates?

Why do people have personalised number plates?

Musing on this I can only come up with a few answers:

Such is their vanity, that the fear that people will know the age of their car must be avoided.

The complexity of remembering random letters and numbers (eg for parking meters or forms) is too much of an intellectual strain.

They are overwhelmed by urges of self promotion/vanity such that sharing their name through any available avenue is a constant preoccupation.

So profound are their thoughts, insights that sharing them in a condensed means will help contribute to the enlightenment of the masses.