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  • Insurrection

                    My name is Mahdi Ziu. I worked for an oil company in Benghazi, Libya, for over twenty years. Life was generally good, and while I did not like living under the dictatorship of General Muammar Gaddafi, the standard of living was quite high and my family and I did well.               While alive, I detested the extremist Muslims who disparaged our religion before the world. That is not my religion. I cannot think of anything more offensive […]

     
  • Eighteen Holes on a Private Island: The Paradise of Caye Chapel

    Eighteen Holes on a Private Island: The Paradise of Caye Chapel

    Caye Chapel is a 265-acre private island just off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean. Although there is more to it, the island is dominated by an 18-hole USGA certified golf course. Originally known as Pyramid Island, Caye Chapel was developed by Kentucky coal millionaire Larry Addington, who poured big sums of money into the island after buying it in 1999, building huge and fully-furnished villas with ocean front views, a swimming pool and pool bar, a massive clubhouse, […]

     
  • Pictures of Jet Powered Cars

    Fiat Turbina

    I love looking at our collective vision of the future from days gone by. Some things sort of turn out while others never materialize. When I was younger it was a given that we would all have our personal jet packs or some personal flying device. That never quite worked out – nor did rocket cars. Turbine driven cars were proposed, some were built but they never took off – but boy do they look cool. Here are a few […]

     
  • Great Film Characters: The Joker

    We will be creating a nice little section featuring some of the most memorable characters in film. What better place to begin than one of the recent greats. Heath Ledger’s version of The Joker – one of Batman’s trickier villains. This will always be remembered as one of the screens best ever character portraits.