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The Word and the Intelligence?

L’Intelligence et les Mots

Les mots, tout le monde en convient, sont l’agent circulant de la communication quotidienne.
L’intelligence dont je veux parler, est la plus basique. Elle est la fille unique de « l’intelligible » c’est à dire ce qui est du domaine du compréhensible.

On me parle. Je comprends. J’adhère ou je n’adhère pas. Là, n’est pas mon propos.

Mon propos est celui de pointer du doigt la distanciation pas toujours visible entre les mots et l’intelligence. Laissons à part, je le répète les intelligences mathématiques, et autres scientifiques ou même celles littéraires, des techniques linguistiques.

Ces intelligences ont une efficacité redoutable mais les mots peuvent à leur tour avoir un Pouvoir non moins redoutable.

Certaines personnes j’en conviens sont plus sensibles aux mots que d’autres. Ceci n’est nullement un jugement de valeur car parmi les personnes « sensibles » aux mots, il y en a qui ont fait le choix de se blinder et qui se sont volontairement injectées des antidotes confectionnés par elles, pour elles.

Ce sont les personnes sensibles aux mots qui m’interpellent.
Parce que:

Elle ont fait le choix délibéré ou pas de ne pas s’injecter d’antidotes. Ou parce qu’elles n’ont pas pu faire autrement.

Toujours est-il que les mots cheminant dans leurs cerveaux sont vite dirigés vers le cerveau droit. Celui des émotions.

Elles sont capables d’une biochimie pour ne pas dire alchimie qui leur fait entendre de véritables sons, bruits, ou musiques suggérés par les mots.
Qui leur fait sentir des odeurs passées ou présentes, et leur en donnent les sensations.

Qui leur fait voir au plus près du réel la scène décrite par les mots

Ces personnes là, lorsqu’elles vous disent « ce que tu me dis là, me touche »;

Ces personnes croient parler au sens figuré du terme, mais au fait elles s’expriment un sens propre , car elles ressentent inconsciemment le pouvoir TACTILE des mots…
Il y a distanciation véritable de l’intelligence par rapport aux mots.
Leur superposition est supercherie.

Tout pouvoir tactile, sera agréable ou douloureux.
Il sera caresse, pince, ou morsure et sera fidèlement vécu comme tel…


Note: Writing style? Taking the risk of Not hurting the intelligence of the reader by letting him comprehend your opinion with the fewer sentences possible. Taking the position that your readers can understand you with minimal development.

Saudi Kingdom using white phosphorus in Yemen

And US drones still very active in Yemen and in bombing humanitarian aid going to East Aleppo

Thomas Gibbons-Neff. Monday 19 September 2016

Saudi Arabia appears to be using US-supplied white phosphorous munitions in its war in Yemen, based on images and videos posted to social media, raising concerns among human rights groups that the highly incendiary material could be used against civilians.

Under American regulations, white phosphorous sold to other countries is to be used only for signaling to other troops and creating smoke screens. When the munition explodes, it releases white phosphorous that automatically ignites in the air and creates a thick white smoke. When used against soldiers or civilians, it can maim and kill by burning to the bone. (Why Saudi Kingdom need tons of that stuff? Too many Saudis lost in the desert?)

It is unclear exactly how the Saudis are using the munitions, but the government has already received widespread condemnation for its indiscriminate bombing in civilian areas since its campaign against rebel forces in Yemen began in 2015.

Andrew Bossone shared a link.…

US officials confirmed that the American government has supplied the Saudis white phosphorous in the past but declined to say how much had been transferred or when. After reviewing a social media image taken from the battlefield that showed a white phosphorous mortar shell, a U.S. official said it appeared to be American in origin but could not trace it to a particular sale because some of the markings were obscured

.”The United States expects any recipient of US military assistance to use those items in accordance with international law and under the terms and conditions of any US transfer or sale,” said a State Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss politically sensitive issues.

The official said the department was looking into reports of Saudi forces’ improperly using US-supplied white phosphorous munitions. “If a country is determined to have used U.S.-provided weapons for unauthorised purposes, the US will take appropriate corrective action,” the official said.

The United States has grown increasingly wary of its material support to the Saudi military. In May, the Obama administration halted the sale of roughly 400 cluster bombs to the Saudis after human rights organizations documented the weapons’ use in civilian areas.

This week, lawmakers on Capitol Hill moved to delay a $1 billion arms deal that would replace some of Saudi Arabia’s US-supplied tanks that have been damaged in the conflict. (As if the administration has Not the habit of circumventing all these laws destined for the public)

Since coming to office in 2009, the Obama administration has facilitated more than $115 billion in 42 different arms sales to Saudi Arabia, more than any other US administration, according to a report in the Security Assistance Monitor. Batches of the equipment are likely to be delivered for years to come.

International humanitarian law does not ban the use of white phosphorous outright, but there is a strict requirement that it be used only in areas clearly separated from civilians. Even using it against enemy combatants has raised concerns, given that the munitions can cause particularly horrific injuries.

“The United States must not provide or sell white phosphorous munitions to Saudi Arabia or any other military that would use them in the Yemen conflict,” said Sunjeev Bery, Amnesty International’s advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa. “As a major arms seller to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. risks being complicit in Saudi Arabia’s likely war crimes in Yemen.”

A spokesman from the Saudi Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment for this article. The Saudi government has repeatedly denied claims about unlawful bombings and civilian casualties, pointing to its military’s Western support as validation of its practices.

According to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, more than 3,700 civilians have been killed and 2.8 million have been displaced during the now nearly two-year-old war.

“The United States is concerned by the high number of casualties resulting from this war,” the State Department official said. “We are prepared to work with the Saudis to deter and confront any external threat to their territorial integrity, and we stand by that assurance. However, that does not mean we refrain from expressing our concerns about the war in Yemen and how it has been waged.”

The Pentagon provides midair refueling for Saudi aircraft and limited intelligence resources to Saudi forces. In addition to short-term military assistance, the Pentagon and the State Department, as well as other Western countries, have facilitated the sale of billions of dollars worth of arms to the Kingdom, everything from hand grenades to attack helicopters.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Patrick Evans, said that “as a matter of policy,” the Pentagon office responsible for overseeing foreign military sales “does not disclose specific deliverables or the details” of the final transfer agreements.

The United States has used white phosphorous against fighters, including in 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq, and sporadically in Afghanistan over the course of the war there.

In 2009, Israel used the weapon in populated areas in the Gaza Strip. (And no one complained of these illegal usages)

Images on pro-Saudi Twitter and Instagram accounts show that Saudi forces are using several systems for firing white phosphorous munitions, including tank rounds, mortars, howitzers and rifle grenades.

Footage and images and social media posts showing the munition indicate that it is being used near the Saudi-Yemen border — in Najran province — and around the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

The most recent footage — posted Sept. 9 — shows a U.S.-developed M198 155mm Saudi howitzer with the telltale sea-foam green white phosphorous rounds nearby ready to be loaded and fired.

Many of the images posted to social media show white phosphorous rounds from a distance, leaving any writing or identifying features blurry or ill-defined. The shell’s color pattern is the most telling, as the greenish-hue interrupted by yellow bands and red writing is internationally recognized as indicating white phosphorous munitions.

The picture reviewed by the U.S. official was first posted in November 2015 on a Saudi Instagram account and shows the shell with the words “Martyr Jamil Hadi” written on it.

The only company with the rights to sell to the U.S. government the white phosphorous round pictured in the image is General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems, according to Marine Corps Systems Command documents distributed in 2015. The shell’s design is owned by TDA-Armaments of France. Both TDA-Armaments and General Dynamics manufacture the munition, although it is unclear which country manufactured the round pictured.

When asked about the image, General Dynamics spokeswoman Laurie VonBrocklin said “it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to comment” and deferred further questions to the Pentagon and the State Department.

Comments and titbits that I posted on my FB

J’ai decide pour un PhD in engineering, a un age ou plusieurs de mes professeurs avaient des enfants au college. J’ai du travailler a 4 jobs pour payer mes etudes et survivre. Et j’ai persiste pendant plusieurs annes pour obtenir ce certificate/ diplome. Le problem: Je ne me sente toujours pas confidant pour insister que les gens m’attache la mention Docteur ou professeur. L’Enfant precaire qui ne sait pas comment devenir un adult hypocrite and suffisant

When teaching in universities, the students often forgot my name: They opted for Sir. Queen Elizabeth was obfuscated

Se constituent une bande de jeunes (a gang)? Oui: le chomage, la concentration des exclus, le regroupement ethnique, la tyrannie des marques, la famille mono-parentale, le developpement d’une economie parallele, les traffics en tout genre… Et surtout: la solitude et la honte des jeunes qui ne comprend pas, perdu dans un monde ou tous les autres comprennent.

Cette solitude du cancre (mauvais eleve en matieres scolaire) dans la honte de ne jamais faire ce qu’il faut. Je n’existais pas pour mes camarades qu’a la recreation. Quand on se sent nulle part, on a tendance a se faire des serments a soi- meme

Les panteres peuvent etre apprivoiser? En les norrissant proprement? Comme les prisoniers qui savent leur droits. Le pire est de relacher les panthers et les prisoniers qui sont blesses avant de les avoir traites

The idea that “I will comply with the tax code, if and only if I can be sure that others comply” requires a high level of transparent information about the tax obligations of others and the extent to which they are meeting them. In Lebanon, the TVA is simply targeting the honest productive citizens, with a sharp two-sided sword, including faked errors to intimidate the honest payers. And productivity is suffering.

A Minister who wants to be protected in the future of wrong doings, would see to it that former ministers are like-wise protected. And that’s the main job of Nabih Berry to sustain this archaic thieving political system.

Ruling by a simple majority leaves the rest of the community in deserved suspicion that the majority will rig the next election laws in their favour. Unless the majority must earn its power by at least 5% difference from the second party that will Not scare it off into drastic election law reforms.

Ruling by a simple arithmetic proportional law has proven to lead to gridlock as in most European governing systems. Some kinds of a cascading discrete levels of permitted proportions must be  carefully studied

Chaque individu a des appartenance multiple: Religion, sect, ses langues, tribue, nation, province, education, voyage, statu financier, urbain/rural, famille (large, petite, eparpillee…) C’ est bien si chaque citoyen peut assumer ses appurtenance multiple. Ce qui est necessaire c’ est que les parties politiques et institutions (public et privees) exhibe ces multiple identitees. I y aura des dechrement pour tout etre, meme les plus informes, mais au moin que le potential d’education est mis en marche

I know all about les accents graves, aigues, legeres, tenors, soprano… They are just too tedious to type. I chose English for my blog. I prefer an expanded set of alphabets to accentuation

Sure, many lonely and tight people manage to succeed, at least in external appearances. But those who manage to transform their world into a world of laughter and enjoying company… barely fail. Especially, at an advanced age.

Ce cancre a l’ecole est un point extreme qui echape a la routine sociale Darwinienne qui doit produire des elites publiques

Les majescules des noms Propres sont des digues tetanisantes. Ces majescules doivent etre voues a l’oubli, si on veut apprendre a acquerire un esprit reflective dans les discussions.

Je te rendrais ton garcon quand il aura son certificate, monsieur pere esclavagiste qui laisse ses fils secher les cours pour la cuillette des chataignes

La douleur de ne pas comprendre et ses degats collateraux: les chagrins d’ecole (Daniel Pennac)

If I was born a young Moslem and felt trampled by the western global domination and controls, most probably I would have worn a kamikaze belt. Not to kill my citizens, but targeting the institutions that are controlled by the occupiers.

The deadly sin of Da3esh strategy is that it forgot that islam was meant to transcend ethinicity, languages and race. Al Qaeda was left to die in Syria and be used in every society that the new colonial powers decided to destabilize.

What people confess to a priest? Mostly benign sins that the priest knows they are common daily behaviors. The serious sins that hurt people and humanity are wrapped in stories packed with lies. The problem is that all benign sins are the basis and the web-net around which we plan and commit all the serious sins

Athlete gene pool? Tight body shape selection
Seven inches difference in height between Michael Phelps and Hicham El Guerrouj, the world record holder in the mile. These two men have the same length legs.
Swimmers are selected for long torso and short legs. Runner for their long and skinny legs

I am all for endurance sports. With the slowest pace possible. The person who can endure to cross last the finish line wins the trophy

Les interactions des chagrins d’ecole parmi les etudents, professeurs, famille, directeurs…Peuvent-ils changer avec de nouveaux programme scolaires? Les invariants de l’incarceration administrative des jeunes

You may graduate in engineering or natural sciences, but acquiring an experimental mind is Not in the educational program. Students in social sciences, psychology, sociology… study experimental design, learn to control and run experiments…They have a far better experimental mind than those in natural sciences, those supposed to be la crème de la crème in intelligence. Unless the educational programs are reformed to include design of experiment and running sophisticated experiments… it is an illusion that the engineers and natural scientists will make a significant reform in society.

C’est le prof qui la dit; les fractions, faut les reduire au denominateur commun” ( Pour pouvoir comparer les grandes fractions. Les petites ne comptent pas). Et si on n’a qu’une seule fraction? Comment circonvenir  a ce que le prof a dit au pluriel? Ces bois flottants que le cancre, mauvais eleve a l école, s’accroche pour se tire d’affaire.

The flux of immigrants and migratory workers to colonial Europe received a strong boost from enterprises after WWII. Business needed cheaper workforces from North Africa, the Subsahara, Turkey… Did the former colonial powers managed to swallow and overcome their sense of humiliation after being defeated in war? Did they treated the new comers with a decent level of dignity? During the economic booms, these immigrants/autichtone probably obtained higher levels of life security than back home: better pay, health care, schooling… Did integration stopped here? Do these autochtone of different colors, race…have to return back home, reverse migration, after decades of settling in the new nation, simply because the economy  is bad? Or to cajole these far-right parties who claim losing their existential character?

And if the Jews in Israel are forced to return to their country of origins, simply because we believe their colonial behaviour is trampling on our existential characters?

Is it true that Lebanon is closed til Thursday?
How about the government double the monthly pay for public employees and eliminate all kinds of holidays, kellon ye3neh kellon, and don’t pay for work-off days?
And let the private sector keep working at normal pace, with increased minimum hourly pays?

Sheihk min hawn, sheikh min hawneek, motran min hawn, motran min hawneek, Beik min hawn, Beik min hawneek, Mo7taram min hawn, mo7taram min hawneek… Yala, yalla, etdabdabo. Fatsho 3an masla7a btenfa3 al mouwaten

Civil disobedience? The hardest movement citizens can undertake. Just take a minute and figure out how this government is still surviving. If you don’t care about participating in demonstrations, marches, expressing your frustration… At least don’t pay. Honest people stop paying TVA. Drivers stop driving and paying for gasoline. Stop paying traffic tickets… Drive slowly and let these elite fanatics horn and bypass you and get the traffic tickets instead of you. Rob this government from ready cash and then demand your rights as a citizern

La spontaneite n’est pas une affaire mentale: c’est un style de vie. Toujours apprendre avec joie.

Il faut apprendre a recevoire les critiques reflechies, et reflechir avant de critique. Ou bien jouer le fou de la communaute. Je prefere le second choix: ca demande plus de reflection que le premier.

La grande consession globale: Aux lieux de travailles, aux institutions publiques… ne prier pas, n’exige pas un lieu consacre a la priere, ne preacher pas ton soi-disant religion. On s’en fout de tes abstractions et de tes genuflexions… Khafef te2l dammak

Bon, je comprend: quand on debarque dans un pays pour y demeurer, il vaut mieux apprendre et respecter la langue, les lois civiles et les droits civils. Ce que je ne comprend pas: Pouquoi dois-je  respecter l’Histoire monsongere et les coutumes qui ne valent pas mieux que les notre?

A la retraite? Nous ne somme meme plus des acteurs, ils nous ont ote le role.

Ah, j’ai completement oublie de te dire: le suicide est une imprudence

Le malaise est plus que palpable: meme lorsque la planete entire est menace, on trouve toujours des excuses d’aller vivre ailleurs

Desire d’apprivoiser le patrimoine artistique, intellectuel, materiel et moral? Et qui nous initient a ce patrimoine? Les sectaires et isolationists?

Does the USA Federal Reserve Note interest set the price of national debt?
If that means drastically under-valueing the US sovereign debt, then Yes.
Just an accounting gimmick.
Since the US decided to forget what is its total sovereign debt, or tried to account for it.
And doesn’t care.
Rou7ou balto al ba7r

Il y a toujours, faute de mieux, la passion de l’echec. Avec un brin approprie de philosophie, ca peut etre la plus reconfortante des passions. Le malheur, ca arrive un peu au tard. Mais bien, une passion est une passion et vaut mieux que nulle

Chagrin disproportionne: Utiliser le beton comme caisse de resonance. “Je n’arrive pas a comprendre la proposition-subordonnee-conjonctive-de-concession-et-d’opposition”. Le vrai problem de cette fille: “J’ai 12 ans et je n’ai rien fait”

Pas de tolerance sans concession. Les conjonctions qui introduisent cette subordonnee: Bien que, quouique, encore que…

Il faut apprendre qu’a un certain temps il va faloir faire rire ton Dieu: Lui racontait tes projets

Que veut tu prof? Que ca reponde un pere? Le maximum. Mon fils sera President d’une Republique.  L’avenir, cette etrange menace

Indicatif present: Pour que la connaissance ait une chance de s’incarner dans le present d’un cours, il faut cesser d’y brandir le passé comme une honte et l’avenir comme un chatiment

Il en est mort de chagrin: le cordonnier n’a pas trouve repreneur. “Alors ma vie ne vaut rien? Tout ca pour rien?”

3awwed bi salamtak. Shou, meen maat? Ma ba3rfo. Fi wa7ad maat bi hal 3alam. Wa ze3laan? No. Moush za3laan. 3am bojbor bi khater al 3abseen 7awlet. Tfarraj 3ala hal orta 7awalayyeh bi wojouh 3abseh. Ma byed7akko lal rgheef al sokhn

Ya emmeh. Esma3eneh. Ass, lam wa t7e7osh al hatab kenet shaghlet jdoudeh. E3fini.

Late Mansour Ra7bani: When my brother 3assi passed away, people paid their condolences to both of us. When I die, consider me a worker who just got paid his dues.

Comment motive negativement d’advantage les enfants pour l’avenir?  You tell them : “Fini les vaches grasses. Chomage et Sida pour tout le monde, voila ce qui vous attend”. Ce qui est le plus dure pour le chomeur, c’est de ne pas avoir ete habitué des l’enfance.

Il y a la mere furieuse, (la seule a comprendre son enfant?), qui est contre son enfant: qui a tout et ne fait rien. Qui fait rien et veut tout, pour qui on a tout fait et qui jamais ne…Qui est si different de l’autre fils… Et toutes ces meres et peres inquiets et honteux. L’avenir pour les inquiets est une representation qui est une projection du present sur ume toile, un mur… des images agrandies de la desolation du present.

Un adolescent installé dans la conviction de sa nullite est un proie facile.

Manque de base? La patate chaude que les parents et institutions scolaire fait sauter d’une main dans l’autre

L’imprimerie, la poudre a canon, et la boussole. La dissemination de la culture, la resistance avec des armes et moyens apropries, et une idee de soi: “who are we as a people? What do we want to be as a unified nation?” We lack all these necessary tools to confront the assault of the new world order. And we persist on romancing our weakening status among the nations and societies.

Don’t apologize for what you did. Better, no need to apologize for what you failed to do. You lived and assumed as best you tried.

I desisted to ponder on the intricacies of love relationship, a long time ago: There are no answers

Should my tears be phosphorescent for the others to notice how much I’m in pain and suffering?

Les caracteres comiques demande un caractere tragique pour que l’ hilarity fonctionne. Ca n’a rien affair avec les oppositions, mais mettre la realte en relief

Etre plus instruit que les autres ne veut rien dire. Il faut y attache un facteur attrayant pour que la connaissance devienne necessaire et suffisante. C’est un de ces traits attrayants que l’on cherche vaillamment a mettre en relief.

Il faut apprendre a recevoir les critiques reflechies. Et reflechir avant de critiquer. Ou bien jouer the role du fou de la communaute. Je prefere le second choix: ca demande beaucoup plus de reflection que le premier.

If you have talent in attracting positive opinions and large audience, a few truthful positions may compensate for the dozens of lies you disseminate: No attraction of the public, no roots for any valuable position.

Darbeh 3ala 7afer, darbeh 3al mosmar. I’m reading “7eber wa mele7. Mar2i Maktoub” by Zahi Wehbeh. Typical Arabic essays on late famous cultural personalities. Loaded with tenuous romantic apologies. Sort of, each chapter could be summarized in a couple of short paragraphs to convey the entire meaning.

Je m’en moque. Qu’est ce que “en” veut dire? Sais pas Sir. Je n’y arriverai jamais. Qu’est ce que “y” veut dire? Mais Sir, ce sont ces “en et y” qui me gonfle  Je mens moque de l’avenir.

There is a small cat, dead by the roadside. It has been there for an entire week. Mashed rats are never picked up: they mesh and blend with the asphalt

A l’age quand le souvenir d’une vie se ramasse si serre

Toute une vie se deroulant sans heurts, une existence ordinaire… ne suffit pas pour comprendre la decision d’un jeune de s’en aller tres loin, avec tous les accidents potentiels qui peuvent s’en suivre

Bon, nous devenond. Vaille que vaille. Ne soyez pas stupid pour suivre mes devenons ou mes derrierons

Why I take cigarette breaks? I copy literary gems. During these breaks, a few of these gems are edited out and transformed to become idioms of mine. I’m contemplating publishing these idioms of mine, which I sincerely consider mine.

We are bound to Hope. Whatever happens today can never be the end of history

Ce concept Invariable de necessite (Maitre/ Escalve) a ete maintenu au fils des temps, par toutes les institutions, civiles, religieuses et locales. Les classes d’elites, celles qui echappent aux lois, survivent parceque ce symbol d’invariabilite doit etre preserver.

Cet horizon en deca duquel nul n’a de compte a render: tentations naturelles de tous les abandons

Les gestes qu’ils reproduisent en commun. La communaute des gestes ou des gens? La progression de l’humanite a transformee nos entites concretes en un symbol abstrait que l’on defend avec acharnement au moyens de lois, discutes en abstraction et appliquees selectivement.

Meme les elites sont defendus par toutes les institutions comme des symbols precieux pour maintenir la cohesion de la communaute d’Elite/Esclave.

Le conflit permanent entre Maître et Esclave? Est-ce que cette these compresse l’eclipse d’une civilization au detriment d’une autre? Il faudrait changer la definition de civilite et de civilisation pour recouvrire notre humanite. Et pourtant, en politique, c’est la meme soupe qu’on nous sert en tout temps.

Il vaut mieux de chercher a connaitre le monde et trebucher sur un tresor, que de la connaitre pour faire une fortune? En tout cas, fortune ou tresor, if faut changer de perspective pour vivre heureux.

Si vous n’aver pas l’habitude de lire beaucoup, vous ne comprendrez rien a ce que j’ecris, sans ces machins de punctuation.

Le temps: les enfants doivent vieillir pour avoir une perception logarithmique de son ecoulement. Pour les enfants, a chaque jour suffit sa peine.

La plupart des eleves mauvais a l’ecole, ces carrottes deja cuites, sont perdus a vie. Les rare recapes s’ en vantent: On ne subit pas 20 ans de cancreries sans laisser sa peau. Les cancres apprennet a identifier l’avenir a “jamais” et “toujours”… comme unites de mesure du temps.

Bon, les profs. n’aiment pas le film Americain “Le cercle des poetes disparus (late Robin Williams). Mais c’est notre film repondent les jeunes, specialement ceux des pensions. C’est pas le votre. And yet, the students were Not duped: they recognized the bad faith of prof Keating and didn’t appreciate his burning of the school book. Why Not burn all the books that he didn’t like?

“Khaleek bil Bayt” ma3 Zahi Wehbeh. Mounassabaat Zahi lel taba7or bi mawadee3 thakafiyya shatta. A very lucky man who found a niche that pleases his passions for culture and literature. These interviews with talented artists and authors are the kinds of archives that we are going to need, once we feel that our culture in what define us as people. Mind you that the interviews with the poet Adonis were burned down in the TV station of Al Moustakbal archive room.

Le lot du cancre etudiant est qu’on ne le croit jamais. On croit qu’il deguise une paresse vicieuse en lamentation commodes. Le bonnet d’ane se porte volontier a posteriori, quand un cancre succede dans la vie. Et pourtant, on ne guerit jamais des douleurs de jadis et les cicatrices ne veulent pas nous faire oublier ces blessures.

Chaque generation d’etudiants epreuve l’envie de se former en s’opposant a l’air du temps, a l’esprit du lieu et le desir de s’epanouir d’un Maitre juge exemplaire (sauf au liban). C’est que la Presque totalite des profs sont trop fatigues et ne sont pas payes pour prendre le role d’un maître, surtout quand les classes sont bondees.

Peut-on elever le niveau des critiques literaires? En premier lieu, livrer des manuscripts sans faute d’orthogrape: les critiques pourraient s’en prendre a d’autre aspects plus serieuses?

Ya7ya Jaaber, Ghassan Jawaad, Nazem Al Sayyed, Mouhammad Barakaat, 3abbass Baydoun, Kassem 7addad, 3abd Mon3em Ramadan, Rasheed Da3eef…? About time I start reading these poets and authors. Those authors whom we could like are Not necessarily the most famous.

This Sunday, May 18, 2 busloads departed from Beit-Chabab, destination 3abbassiyyeh, near Sour. Teams of boules, supporters and cheerleaders, Not the kinds you see on US games. It was a very long day: we lost. All our teams lost, in no time. Though we had to wait till 6 pm for our journey home. Chadi, our bus driver, decided to circumvent Khaldeh by opting for the Shouf trajectory, a 2: 30 hours additional trip. But we enjoyed a couple of ice-cream stops on hungry stomachs. About time for different types of excursions out of Beit-Chabab. No boules trips. And no competition on who is the Funniest. I held the trophy for an entire month and I’m out of competition: I loath competitions that I was excluded from most of my early age.

Parler poliment: une attitude qui donne l’impression d’etre present pour l’autre. “Qui es-tu? Veux-tu parler avec moi? Comme j’ai le plaisir a etre avec toi”

I changed procedure: I used to read for 2:30 hours, excluding breaks. Now, as I fill 4 small pages of notes that I like… it is time to go home. Editing, typing and deciding what to post for the day on FB is hard work, enjoyable work that doesn’t count as working.

My backlog of articles to post on my blog is running in the hundreds: I had decided to post on 3 a day, at most. The same routine is taking roots for my notes, destination FB. I decided to post 6 a day, and the backlog is increasing exponentially

Urgent. Ceux qui prennent l’intelligence pour une fin: ils ont un serieux bug a reperer et reparer le plus tot possible

If you want to make a deal to lose in a game: let it be an individual game. That’s your negotiated and consented deal. When it comes to negotiate a team losing games, it is very wrong at any level and no excuses are admissible. A team must have a tacit oath of loyalty that every member is to perform at best he can, and enjoy the friendship of the members. Otherwise, morale is chattered for a very long period: better search for another team

All in a dream. I’m reading this Arabic caption in my siesta dream today: “Bless the way you’re enjoying your walk on. It was built by your forefathers a century ago” And funny: signed in English President Zimer14. Go figure

Pronoms adverbiales? Comme les y, en, ca, tout… Comme dans: Je m’en moque, ca me gonfle, je m’en batte les coquille, je n’y arriverai jamais… Ces pronoms adverbiables sont utilise comme des planques que nous ne revisitons jamais, des poisons a long term. Savoir si l’ecole est faite pour les etudents ou pour retenir les profs. je n’y arriverai jamais? Mais vour arrivez quand meme: vous frimez,  vous deprimez, vous derivez, vous gueulez, vous cognez… Des nuls fourvoyes dans un univer absurd.

Si on ne peut pas concevoir un future radieux, on ne s’installe pas non plus dans un present frais, enjoue et fructueux

Les maux de grammaire se soignent par la grammaire? Wa dawini bellati kanat hiya al da2ou? Je n’y crois pas. Il y a une exception: la peur  de lire se soigne par la lecture. Je ne vois pas d’autre remede.

La verite? Dans les religions, ou une religion? Dire qu’il doit y avoir un Dieu abstrait qui detient toute la verite qui doit etre relacher? Et que les homes on ecrit en son nom, l’absolu mutist? Comme si on nous empeche de rechercher la verite ailleur. Comme si on ne pourrait atteindre a aucune verite que lorseque les religieux de tout genre et confession concluent a un consensus sur leur affaires temporelles et politique?  Vous vous moquez de tout le monde, messieurs les religieux?

Il y a des emballages trop rustiques, mais le raffinement et le soin apporte nous font pense aux emballages de soie. L’elaboration des concepts nobles se fait a partir du trivial le plus frustre. (Un reffinement a la wabi Japonais?) (Muriel Barbery dans L’Elegance du Herisson)

Avec l’age, ce qui est adequat dans la societe s’oublie: on deviant trop ferme et inebranlable dans nos idee-fixes.

Comment apprendre que je ne suis rien et que pourtant je suis digne de vivre? (en nous comparons aux arbres?). N’apprend pas l’impossible: apprend a devenir quelque chose au moins.

Je ne vois que la psychoanalyse pour concurrence les religions dans l’amour des souffrances qui durent. On ne fait pas le lien entre la psychoanalyse et les anti-depresseurs qu’on prend au fils du temps. Si on veut etre honnete, le plus probable est que nous prenons les anti-depresseurs pour supporter les sessions analytiques.

Grabbed my balls relentlessly

The most horror stories are retired army officers finally settling at home.  The dementias activities an officer goes about around home drive the family members crazy.  It is tough for everyone around, who start suspecting that the officer is losing his mind pretty quickly. It is urgent that retired officers are forced for a week-long retreat of what to expect in civilian life and how to change behaviors.  The first item in the agenda is: Before undertaking a project, secure the agreement of the family members and get a willingness to cooperate. Otherwise, find out if you can afford a day worker to do tasks the family is unwilling to perform

Je ne peut me resoudre a negliger les appels (les noms des eleves), surtout le matin. Le son que fait votre nom a des vibrations de diapason. Better, welcome your students as they enter the classroom (as in Protestant churches?) and imitate their responses, particularly the variations on “Present”.  Other teachers demand that the students wait in ordered line and in silence before the teacher opens the door of the classroom: Acquerir un peu de politesse  n’a jamais fait mal a personne. In the afternoon, let the exhausted students listen for a couple of minutes to the noise outside and compare it to the noise inside the classroom, and proceed to speak at a lower volume.

Existe-il la possibilite de devenir ce qu’on n’est pas encore? Saurai-je saisir cette possibilite et faire de ma vie un autre jardin que celui de mes peres?

On s’epuise vite des monos: On veut de la diversite d’adoration. Ils sont des menteurs endurcis et chevronés, ceux qui prechent le monotheism ou la loyaute sexuelle des couples.

Quoi? Emporter les cloches de Saint-Jacques- de Compostelle par une razzia musulmane au 11 eme siècle est la plus grande catastrophe subie par la Chretiente Iberique? Ces coloniaux sont scandaleux.

Quoi? Toute invasion au nom d’ un Dieu prend une dimension inhumaine et sauvage? Et les invasions aux noms de la finance et l’ economie pour recuperer des dettes souvereignes, sont- ells classes comme humaine et rationelles?

Les hommes de la Renaissance Europeenne? Mais durant l’ empire Arabe, la plupart des intellectuels etaient des hommes et des femmes  de Renaissance dans la diversite de leur connaissance multiple et leur talents artistiques.

Today, my eyes got wet: I read beautiful passages. I don’t recall ever crying: lack of imagination or feelings? Better late than never: I think that I’m recapturing some of my lost capacity for imagination and feelings.

Le sens de l’adequation: C’est ainsi que cela devait etre dispose.

Que fait l’Art pour nous? Il met en forme et rend visibles a nos senses nos emotions et appose ce cachet d’ éternite qui incarne l’universalite des affects humaines. L’Art immortel genere l’emotion sans le desir ou la convoitise.

Qu’est ce que cette histoire de centaines de noeuds que forment la psychologie des hommes? Vous croyez que les psyanalystes savent quelque chose a la topologie?

The children of Palestine and those living in shantytowns of refugee camps, are systematically denied the basic rights of happiness, and of enjoying periods of laziness and boredom. The occupiers made sure to rob these kids of the basic feelings and their innate innocence. They are more mature than other children, and yet, more receptive to all kinds of feelings and emotions.

Les grands (princes and presidents…), que les moins grands dedaignent, sont poutant heureux s’ils deviennent leurs gendres.

Qu’il y a peu d’humains et que le monde est desert? Mais pouquoi les gens sont mechants? Ou pretend l’etre pour qu’on leur fiche la paix?







September 2016

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