Red herring means Diverting the attention of others from the truth or one’s problems

Red herring means Diverting the attention of others from the truth or one’s problems

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A red herring is an idiom referring to a device which intends to divert the audience from the truth or an item of significance.[1] For example, in mystery fiction, an innocent party may be purposefully cast as highly suspect through emphasis or descriptive techniques; attention is drawn away from the true guilty party.

In a literal sense, there is no such fish species as a “red herring”; rather it refers to a particularly strong kipper, meaning a fish—typically a herring but not always—that has been strongly cured in brine and/or heavily smoked. This process makes the fish particularly pungent smelling and turns its flesh red (and makes it very noticeable, notably for the idiom).[2] This term, in its literal sense as a type of kipper, can be dated to the late Middle Ages, as quoted here c1400 Femina (Trin-C B.14.40) 27: “He eteþ no ffyssh But heryng red.” Samuel Pepys used it in his diary entry of 28 February 1660 “Up in the morning, and had some red herrings to our breakfast, while my boot-heel was a-mending, by the same token the boy left the hole as big as it was before.”

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Nikon Centre offers hands-on digital imaging experience in KL

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 – The battle for supremacy in the booming digital camera market just got hotter today with the launch of Malaysia’s first Nikon Centre at the Berjaya Times Square mall here.


UN envoy: Sri Lankan military’s war crime video authentic

UN envoy: Sri Lankan military’s war crime video authentic

A UN envoy concluded Thursday that video footage allegedly showing Sri Lankan troops executing Tamil Tiger rebels last year was authentic and urged Colombo to accept an impartial probe.

The video, aired on Britain’s Channel 4 in August, “is authentic,” Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, told reporters here.

The footage was shot during the final stages of the Sri Lankan army’s battle against Tamil Tiger separatists of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

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Two Christian American Terrorists charged with the murder of two Afghans

Two Christian American Terrorists charged with the murder of two Afghans

If they were Muslims MEDIA would definitely use this kind heading.

Now read the news_ Two former Blackwater employees have been charged with the murder of two Afghans in Kabul last year and could face the death penalty, the Justice Department said.

Justin Cannon, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Christopher Drotleff, 29, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, have been charged with second-degree murder following the shooting deaths of the two Afghan men.

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Please don’t sell Islam for politics

Please don’t sell Islam for politics

After all these people are doing all these atrocities just to score political mileage only but at the same time they are damaging not only the image of Islam but they are putting other fellow Minority Muslims around the world at risk.

We should remember that the end result of twin tower bombing is the invasion of Muslim countries and systemic religious discrimination and suppression of Muslims in USA, Europe and many countries. Taliban’s bombing of two ancient statues of the Buddha at Bamiyan was used as an excuse in the anti-Muslim Riots in Myanmar and resulted in destroying of few dozens of mosques.

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Reuters:Intel unveils new microprocessors

Paul S. Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation, delivers his keynote speech at the 2010 CES. — Reuters pic

SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Intel Corp released a flurry of new computer chips on Thursday as it seeks to maintain its dominance over rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc and prepare for an expected rise in demand.


Indian KKK news cartoon angers Australia police

CANBERRA, Jan 8 — Australian police angrily criticised a cartoon in an Indian newspaper  today that depicted them as racist Ku Klux Klan members following the fatal stabbing of an Indian student.

A cartoon in the Delhi Mail Today newspaper portrayed a person in a white Ku Klux Klan hood and wearing a Victoria state police badge against a black background and the words: “We are yet to ascertain the nature of the crime.”


The King of Rock lives on

SYDNEY, Jan 8 — Elvis Presley may have left the building nearly 33 years ago, but a raft of new events and books released this week to mark what would have been his 75th birthday ensures The King lives on — and so do his earnings.


Tablet? Slate? New devices emerge as Apple looms

LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 — Call it a “slate” or call it a “tablet,” the technology world is suddenly awash with a novel category of mobile devices seeking to grab the spotlight from a hugely anticipated product launch by Apple Inc later this month.