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Archive for September 13th, 2011

Back to start: Latest news from Egypt, Libya, and US revolt fronts

General Tantawee of Egypt and his high-level officers in the armed forces re-established the emergency laws in Egypt in order to “secure peace and stability in Egypt“.  Why he did that?

Angry Egyptians stormed Israel Embassy and Barack Obama called to ensure security of Israel Embassy… and Tantawee responded by killing and injuring hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators! Why Tantawee did that?

Because dictator Sadat and his successor dictator Mubarak signed a “peace treaty” with terrorist Menuhin Begin without consulting with his people.  Actually, the treaty was linked to Israel withdrawing from occupied Palestinian territories in the West bank and Gaza, a clause that Israel never thought of satisfying.

Menuhin Begin was the first leader to start terrorist activities in the region during British mandate in Palestine: He blew up the King David headquarter and then followed up his terrorist activities by committing genocides in Palestinian towns and villages in order to force Palestinians to vacate their homes and end up refugees…

The Norwegian committee for Peace Prize deemed Begin as good a representative for leading peace behaviors…along with dictator Sadat.

Is something fishy in awarding Peace Prizes to convinced terrorists who never apologized for their brutality, but have been very apologetic about their sound decisions that “terrorism is good for reaching a political end results?

What Menuhin Begin did to confirm his reversal to a peaceful leader after the award?

He and Ariel Sharon preempted a war on Lebanon in 1982 and entered the Capital Beirut, they committed the horrible genocide in the Palestinian camps of Sabra and Chatila, they killed 50,000 civilians in Lebanon, they used phosphorous and cluster bombs, and occupied Lebanon for 25 years…

Guess what. There is this supposed leader of the Libya revolt, Abdul Jalil, claiming that Islam is going to be the source of laws.  He is so funny that he resumed “But our Islam is going to be a moderate Islam!”

I am glad that these revolts are not over yet.

The modern Arab activists will not wait for the next spring to sweep away those archaic and “too matured” leaders who didn’t get it yet.

The people want liberty, transparency, democratic fair elections, referendum on critical problems and ancient biased treaties, return to civic normal way of life, job opportunities, freedom of opinions, respect of human rights, working toward improving and sustaining the human development indicators as defined by the UN…

Did President Barack Obama failed to read the autobiography of GW.Bush in “Decisive moments” on the Palestinian problem?

GW. Bush wrote “The more I thought of the troubles in the Middle East, the more I was convinced that the fundamental culprit is lack of liberty in the occupied Palestinian territories. Without a recognized State, the Palestinians could not find their place in the world community; as long as the Palestinians have no say in their future, the extremist elements were going to fill the void; without legitimate leaders, democratically elected, dedicated to fighting extremist movement, peace with Israel will be compromised… I was the first US President demanding a recognized Palestinian State by the UN…

Not only Obama wants to veto the establishment of a Palestinian State, but he has been consistent in vetoing every UN resolution condemning Israel terrorist activities in the occupied Palestinian territories and the “Freedom boat” massacre against Turkish peace activists.  Obama is black, but he has proven to be the worst “apartheid” leader in the world community.  Apartheid is not defined by color: Observe Israel.

Something fishy is going around, don’t you think?

Secret to a happy life: Why are you “unsuccessful” and unhappy?  

Is this just another rational logic that says: “If you want to learn how to be happy, you have got to understand what is called depression in order to overcome your unhappy condition?” wrote: “Have you ever wondered why (Cyclothymia or manic/depressive or bipolar) is called depression?  Is it because in your daily life your problems and unmet responsibilities create stress?  Stressful feelings in turn creates a lot of pressure on you.

And so, you have to decompress, or depress. Thus the word depression. If you can find a way to depress every day, maybe you’ll be able to escape your cycle of depressions or Cyclothymia or manic/depressive or bipolar.”

On September 11, 2011, I received a link from, and I decided to re-publish the article and comment on it. It says:

“The successful and happy person gets an idea of what he wants to do or be. He then goes and does that; despite all obstacles.

You want to do something. I know. You want to be someone. I know. Just go and do that. Be that.

Process one idea at a time. Overcome and resolve one obstacle at a time.

It might seem simple. It is.  Are you trying to complicate matter? You get impatient and pursue two ideas at a time. Or maybe three Bad ideas.

Repetition is vital when something is so simple, yet so powerful: It  gets always underestimated.

One idea at a time.  One obstacle at a time. (Is it too complicated?)

If you change one of these two steps and you, more often than not, set yourself up for an unsuccessful and unhappy life. You set yourself up for wishful thinking.

I’ve heard the “One idea at a time” mantra a lot over the years. It went through my head unnoticed. I underestimated it.  I didn’t believe it. I wasn’t convinced it could be this simple.

No one explained it.  And I kept on juggling multiple ideas at a time. And I kept on failing. And then I tried it.

It works. Period. Try it.  Once you do, you don’t need convincing. Leave wishful thinking to someone else, and go be successful and happy.

A single idea at a time.  One obstacle at a time.” End of quote.

Two ideas can be generated from this article:

First, do what makes you happy; and

Second, “Process one idea at a time. Overcome and resolve one obstacle to at a time.”

We can witness many “successful” people around us, and we know they are certifiable as “very Not happy“.

The expression “If you learn to be happy, you can learn to be successful” is closer to reality.

What can be considered a “success story” is debatable, but if I say “I am happy” then who are you to contradict me?

Is being married with children a success story?

Is managing to build a profitable business a success story?

Is inheriting a profitable business a success story?

Is earning a university degree a success story?

Does having a handicapped kid of yours a factor that dampens the view that you are a success story?

How much money is needed to be considered by others as a success story?

How much learning is required to be viewed a success story?…

One element you cannot contest: Are you happy? Isn’t life meant to be lived happily?

Do you think that you could feel unsuccessful if you are happy? Regardless of what others judge your level of success?

“Process one idea at a time. Overcome and resolve one obstacle to at a time” is the secret to learn how to be happy.

Once you nail down that mechanism, you learn to be happy.  Once you are in a state of happiness, you are already successful, and success in the eyes of others is never too far.

Is it possible to be viewed “unsuccessful” if you are a contagious element that make people feel and learn to be happy?  No way!

Learn the secret of what make you happy and you are on your way to be the best catalyst to change your neighborhood into a happy environment.

“Process one idea at a time. Overcome and resolve one obstacle to at a time” sound a very simple and naive recipe for happiness.  Try it. I challenge you!

For example, I don’t have a dime in my pocket. I have no monetary equity. I learned to live an entire year without money or a credit card in my pocket.

Do you think that you are happier than me? Do you think that you are healthier than me?

Do you think that you are a better success story than me? Good for you: Somehow you are applying the recipe “without Knowing it”?

Note: Janet sent me a reply that says: “Success means being good and productive at something useful for the greater society.  Happiness comes and goes with respecting yourself that you have become good at something. 80% of people are useless to society and useless to the economy.  That’s the real problem.  It’s not an illusion. The fact is that most people are worthless, and deep down they know it, so they are depressed.  They should be.”

I like the big picture in this reply.  I have two requests:

1. That we make the term “productive” operational.  For example, what work is specifically considered productive and what is not.  Can we say that house cleaning is a productive job? That aiding kids after school to study better is a productive undertaking…Even if hiring someone is less expensive for the time spent?

2. This rate of 80% is becoming a consensus number that means “Sorry for the exaggeration…” It is not possible that any society survive with such a high rate of “unemployed productive” citizens…

In any case, kids of  age 6 start working in the underdeveloped States, and they tend to add stickers on products that read “This product was not done by kids”…




September 2011

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