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    There WAS a Jordanian 80s pop band called “Hot Ice” and It’s as Awesome As You Think.

    HAHA! Just discovered an 80s Jordanian pop band that sings in English and is called Hot Ice. Hani Jordan, one of the best youtube old video archivists brings us this gem from the 80s, taken from a French TV show, of a music clip for one of the band’s songs called you’ll never guess what, “Never After”! Even the video is shot in pretty old vintage Amman. AND IT ALL SOUNDS EXACTLY AS AWESOME AS YOU THINK! I WILL CHERISH THIS INTERNET GIFT FOREVER.

    Know more about this band? Comment below!

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    1. Online Privacy is a Corporate Invention!

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    2. What would you pay to remember?

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    3. It’s Hopeless, Jordanian Censorship is Here to Stay

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    4. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh at Al Balad Music Festival

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    5. Jordanian Hate Cleric Qourshah Goes Crazy After Show Canceled, Blames Christians and Zionists

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    6. Jordanian Parliament Debates Censoring YouTube Video

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    7. Israel Continues to Deny Cancer Ailing Detainee Any Treatment

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    8. New Threat to Free Internet in Jordan – Article 6 (b)

      The year 2012 was a horrible year for digital rights and free press in Jordan. The passing of the draconian Press and Publications law and extending its jurisdiction to include online news websites gave the government unprecedented powers to control and censor websites it deems unlawful, made it difficult to start a news website, and […]

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    9. Oh Look, Another Crazy Sexist Fatwa!

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