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Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 152

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

On raconte ses Noels? J’etais en pension (boarding school) durant 6 ans. Mes parents venaient tous les 2 etes. Nos Noels, mon frere et soeur, n’etaient pas celebre’ en famille, mais avec les etudiants que leurs parents ne pouvaient pas les recuperer. Je  me souvient d’un Noel ou je coupais and gluais des cartons pour construire des mainsons dans une grande sale d’etude, presque vide. Un cadeau miserable nous etait offert. C’est tout. Un autre Noel on fut inviter avec mon frere a une maison d’une cousine (Nadia 3abboud Toubiyya) qui travaillait a l’ecole. C’etait une soire’ simple, chalereuse et memorable, beaucoup plus memorable que tous les autres Noels qui suivirent.

In 1946, the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry concluded that the demand for a “Jewish State” was Not part of the obligations of the Balfour Declaration or the British Mandate.

Even in the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897, when Zionists sought to “establish a home for the Jewish people”, there was no reference of a “Jewish State”.

If the US wants Iran to withdraw its military presence in Syria, it better plans to withdraw and close all its bases in North Syria. For the time being, US has to close its bases by the Syria/Iraq borders (no need for any buffer zone there)

In 1900 lived in historical Palestine 800,000 of its 840,000 inhabitants and a few thousands Jews lived in a few colonies. Most of the Palestinians were driven off their land through wars, terror tactics, violent eviction or fear.

Remember that in 1948, UN resolution 198 included the Right of Return of the Palestinians to their homeland and the 1947 resolution divided Palestine into 2 States with definite boundaries.

It is very easy to cherry-pick quotes from scriptures of all religions that permit or enjoin violent acts against other people. This is the danger of believing “every word and sentences” in religious books that were fabricated piece-meal during decades and centuries to fit the power-to-be interests.

Je patiente dans l’attente de grands changements? Comme s’enfoncer plus profondement dans une routine futile and sans issue?

Pour Franco, je constituais la preuve de son omnipotence a me transformer: je lui permettais de demontrer qu’il savait etre un homme comme il se doit, et aussi etre la femme qu’il aurait voulu etre.

Les evenements de changements arrivent par vagues. Ils sont plus frequent et performants pendant les periodes de development econmiques, qu’on appelle “periodes instables“.

Unstable periods? It means changes are the results of economic transformation

Is it this Only reality of death that is rendering moments of fulgurant epiphany possible? We try hard to demonstrate we are smart or nonchalant in our periods of depressive moods

Nous etions deux adultes raisonables: on pense qu’on peut discuter et expliquer pour affronter nos divergences? Mon oeil. Seuls, les enfants savent resoudre leurs problems: le present a plus de valeur a tout moment.



Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 151

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

Your depressed friends could be a good source of free labor. Invite them to contribute to your life in some way, even if it’s as small as asking you to go see a movie that you wanted to see in the theater or help you clean out the garage: They love to get engaged

Jihad told me and showed a short video of the wedding of his son As3ad Ghoussoub in Cyprus. Perfect wedding to be emulated extensively. Break my heart that Cyprus is a century ahead of Lebanon in civil status laws and human rights

Cyprus frequent visits to Lebanon is to convince us to install all the oil and gas infrastructure for the region on our seashore. Rational: since our shores are so heavily polluted, let’s Capitalize on that humiliating and unhealthy situation. Cyprus is to remain a touristic attraction for the over 7 million visitors a year

Paul (the disturbed) was being ironic when he wrote: “If you can’t believe Jesus resurrected, you are No Christian”. And he knew people were fool enough to take seriously that faith in myths rules supreme. He resumed thus to discriminate against female gender

Pietro voulait contribuer au jour le jour, a son echelle: une vie reglee’ par une routine intangible. Pietro etait depasse’ par le desorde diffus dans tous lea domaines de l’existence.

When inspiration becomes manipulation, inspiration becomes obfuscation. If you are no cynical you should be skeptical. You should be as skeptical of placebo politics as of placebo medicine.

If a problem is in fact endemic to a system, then the exponential effects of Moore’s law also serve to amplify what’s broken.

If and when the key problems facing our species were to be solved, then perhaps many of us in this room would be out of work (and perhaps in jail).

It’s not true. Problems are Not “puzzles” to be solved. That metaphor assumes that all the necessary pieces are already on the table, they just need to be rearranged and reprogrammed. Barely anything is on the table, discussed and analyzed.

Instead of dumbing-down the future, we need to raise the level of general understanding to the level of complexity of the systems in which we are embedded and which are embedded in us.

Philip Giraldi: Israeli government is a rogue regime by most international standards, engaging as it does in torture, arbitrary imprisonment, administrative detention, and continued occupation of territories seized by its military, assassination.

Khalass. Bala zanakha. Meen 3azam al mauwt?

Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 150

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

The foundations of capitalism have proven Not to function except within strong State institutions, which are almost totally controlled by the capitalist classes.

The one foundation that all economic systems in developed States share is free global trade, which means the liberty to exploiting the developing countries in natural resources and cheap labor. (And much lower interest rates on loan)

What’s the next step at the UN? Relative to Yemen, the millions succumbing to the cholera epidemic, the thousands dying like flies from diphtheria, undrinkable water, famine, lack of medical facilities and medicine?

What’s next at the UN concerning Palestinians, Palestinian State, and Palestinian entity and identity?

Chacun raconte sa vie comme ca l’arrange, et les autres qui la raconte comme ca leur arrange? Arranger peut avoir des connotations vilaines

We marry at an early age to basically flee home. If you disagree, from experience, do share your opinions.

Sadness doesn’t need to be treated with the urgency of a shark attack.

The inability to “just get over it” is called being in a depressed mood. Get over this lame sentence.

You cannot cure clinical depression by suggesting to eat ice cream. Maybe eating ice cream is Not meant for “normal people”?

Don’t think that being sad and being OK are incompatible. Yes, we can be sad and OK at the exact same time. TV, movies, popular songs and even people tell us if we’re not happy, there’s something wrong. and we’re taught that sadness is unnatural, and we must resist it. In truth, it’s natural and it’s healthy to accept sadness and know it won’t last forever. It means you are a reflective person

“Hey, call or text me anytime, but I might not be able to get back to you that same day.” It’s totally cool for you to make a narrow offer with really clear boundaries.

Ayaam al loulou ma hallaloulou. Al fekra moush waaridat ba3d al takaa3od wa al esteklal al mousta7aq

Kaa3ed etfarrage 3ala mouzaharaat. Fi shi bostat lel moutazahireen ila Kfarkela? Badi ekba3 sharit sha2ek abal ma al Israili ye3ammer another Wall of Shame 3ala 7oudoudna


Do Night dreams dig deep into your emotional instability?

I went to bed at midnight and got up at 4:30 am in sweat, upset and totally angry. I had this night dream.

The dream: It’s a long day of graduating students, in open air gathering. Each student has to take the podium to deliver a talk on his thesis.

As usual, to prolong the nightmare in my dream I’m listed at the near end for the horror tasks.

I’m a timid person and has been for most of my life  and can’t face the public. My mind goes blank and I’m ashamed of asking questions: My questions might seem trivial and not at par of the subject matter.

All day long, I’m wishing a calamity to befall on this event and put an end to my horror.

Actually, I have never been satisfied with any thesis or achievement and feel my work is Not up to my initial goal.

As the girl just ahead of me started her talk, the rain drizzled and I found it legitimate to run away in order to dry my clothes. At my apartment, I’m lingering even after the rain stopped: I’m really not anxious to go back there.

By the time I got there, the event has finished. My friend takes me to meet the chairman in order to find out what are the consequences and remedies.

The chairman had no idea that it rained and quickly erased my name from the list of students who failed to deliver. He asked for a moment to discuss with the committee. He returned with a list of remedies for me to select from. Sort of reading a reviewing select books

Here, my lucid dream took over and I’m boasting that I have read all the books in the lists and there is no point for me to go ahead with such a punishment.

Things turned to the worst and the chairman is scribbling more items on the list and more conditions to meet.

I can’t read his handwriting and my friend tells me that we find the required professors to meet with in the directory.

And so my mind is boiling and I’m ready to go search for a gun to blow the balls of the suggested professors.

I forced myself to get out of this violent dream. Time to piss, get a can of beer and smoke a cigarette in order to cool down and hate my self for this lousy upbringing that didn’t bring me but shame and isolation.

I decide to note down my dream: I barely remember dreams.

I’m watching the channel ARTE: a documentary on the detente or conscious relaxation in these busy days at work.

I liked the method of hanging in closed multicolored hammocks, wrapped inside as an egg for 10 minutes.

I usually don’t feel that I slept if not accompanied with dreams, even if occasionally I slept 8 hours with no interruption.

Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 149

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

Human factors design of products or services should alleviating the repetitive musculo-skeletal disorders by reducing efforts, vibration, and proper handling of tools and equipment, designing for proper postures, minimizing static positions.

A designer should keep in mind that any testing and evaluation study should factor in the condition that a worker or an employee is operating 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and for many years.

This Scapegoat tendency of Single Cause fallacy that alters the veracity of many studies and decisions.

Our problem is that we lack identity; we lack a sense of belonging not to a land, but rather to humanity. You became utterly convinced that you cannot change, and that seeing people die is part of life or of a bigger political game, a natural sacrifice for the fight of power and money.

Discredited certitude? Unregulated capitalism (liberal capitalism) is plainly discredited; communism was discredited way before 1989; the doctrine of the Christian religion was discredited since the French Revolution in 1787 ; Islam was discredited less than a century after the Prophet’s death,  but can religion be eradicated from the spirit of the masses?

History demonstrated that glorious periods in civilization around the world are usually focused in a country, a city, a university, or a center. And for a short time of peaceful coexistence.

Glorious periods are also focused on a hobby (a lifetime love affair) such as in architecture, painting, sculpting, music, literature, sciences, math, philosophy, singing, dancing, acting, movie, and so on.

There are calls to start filtering and controlling this mass of information on the net for untenable reasons that are meant to hide the real frightening reality that is weakening the hold of central powers and multinational institutions on the kinds of knowledge we should be learning.

Women can shatter males Autistic sexual perception of love…

Having “faith” is used by adolescents to shirk the effort of using their brain when faced with despair and the complex world of comprehending new realities. Thus, adolescents have always been susceptible to extreme positions and have been used as logs to burn in the incinerator of martyrdom.

Man has survived because he was too ignorant to know how to realize his wishes (desires). Now that he can realize his wishes, he must then either change them or perish“.

It has become so hard to behave as the usual Male after ISIS grabbed the flag of manhood

It was against the background of genocide in the name of “European civilization” that Africans in the Diaspora who had been shipped from Africa and enslaved in the West Indies and in the Americas realized that the solution to Africa’s people both at home and abroad was Pan-Africanism.

Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 148

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

It is worth reading “Tout est hallucine'” de Hyam Yared, just for the sentences of Dalal in that story.

Ma grand-mere etait une montagne de force et n’avait aucune illusion. Elle n’avait pas de rapport d’amour, ni a Dieu, ni a son mari: une facon de s’evader du domicile familiale. Elle etait connecte’ a l’histoire politique des changements.

Ma grand-mere ne se morfondait pas quand le couple etait separe’ des mois durant et refusait de prier Dieu pour qu’il n’arrive rien a son mari.

In June 1974, the movie “The hour of liberation has chimed.. Out colonialists” by the young woman director Heine Srour won a special acclaim in Cannes.  Hind is a Jew female who had to leave Lebanon during the civil war. This movie is about the popular revolutionary struggle of the people in Zofar (Oman, Hadramout, and south Yemen) from the British colonial power and archaic monarchic structures.

In February 1975, director Borhan Alweyeh showed his movie “Kfar Kassem“.  Hundreds of spectators remained in the theater way after midnight discussing the movie.  The film is a retrospective documentary of the genocidal massacre that Israel committed against the Palestinians in the village of Kfar Kassem in 1956 before it invaded Sinai.

26% of USA want to support Israel versus just 2% for Palestine? Evangelical Zionists are the majority in USA? What of all these minorities, Catholics and Moslems?

People in Yemen are dying 10 times more from diphtheria than from cholera. Yemen was denied inoculation from basic illnesses in the last 3 years

At the first session of my class I repeat several times that the purpose of the engineering discipline is to design practical products or systems that man needs and wants, that human factors engineers are trained to consider first the health and safety of end users, the customers, the operators, and the workers when designing interfaces for products or systems.

Several weeks later, a few students retained the concept of designing practical interfaces or what an interface could be, but the pictures of end users are still blurred in their mind. How can you design anything if the end user is Not present in your purpose?

USA ma badda te3teref enno Da3esh intahat, mass badda te3teref bi Jerusalem, ka3edat lel erhab al sohyouni

Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 147

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

Trump akhad fesse’ (behind whipped). 128 countries slapped his ass pretty well. 9 of USA “colonies” voted against the UN resolution, Pretty lame alliances

Again, why US administration didn’t challenge Israel to conduct a referendum on Jerusalem before the pronouncement in the face of world community position? Simple: It is the US Evangelical Zionists who wanted it. (Something to do with Second Coming?)

Our existential enemies are the Evangelical Zionists who are spreading Jewish myths, every which way and manners

Most of the days (1971-75) I ended up attending conferences, political party meetings, joining regular demonstrations and marches by university students, sit-ins, hunger strikes on the street in front of the education ministry (I tried once for half a day), fleeing police tanks and water hoses, or just walking all around Beirut circulating where the “movable fairs” crossed my path, gathering of people chanting slogans against the sectarian and mercantile political system, the defeatist government, not responding to the frequent bombardment of Israel in south Lebanon...

The citizens (mostly Moslem Chiaa) in the south (1970-75), after each Israeli incursion in Lebanon, flocked to the suburbs of Beirut, mainly in Dahieh, and labelled the “Red belt of poverty

Let’s be focused: Until the Evangelical Zionists in US Senate and Congress rescind the 1995 law on Jerusalem, there should be No let-off of the various Intifadas in Palestine and everywhere else. Every week, on successive Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

38 countries abstained of voting on a UN resolution that didn’t even mention an independent Palestinian State? Shi mouzri. ba3d fi shoghol kteer

La survie de la region (Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan) depend des fleuves et des sources d’eau: mont Hermon (Jabal el Cheikh)

Imagine un corps, mirroir d’une identite’ honnie. Ma grand-mere se souvient de tous les humiliations depuis 1936 en Palestine. Elle a vu ses parents changer de domicile plusieurs fois, avec des bagages bien plus restreint au fil des evenements.

Trop d’intelligence innee’ qui se develop avec chaque boulversement: De la rationalite’ froide et efficace.




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