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Titbits 117

The series of events have been called a “revolution,” “revolt,” “upheaval,” “uprising,” “awakening,” “spring,” “conspiracy,” “rioting,” “terrorist,” “hell,”  “Arab,” “Islamic,” and “foreign” are also terms intermittently used in conjunction with the previous descriptions.

Yalla. Covid-19 has become a passe-partout “cause of death“. You don’t die of Ebola, Sarl, or other sisters of Corona…. You just died of Covid-19. I am under the impression that the “Spanish flu” that harvested more than 20 millions after WWI might be a nasty kind of Covid-19.

Why we refrain to say what we think? Do we only express opinions that seem safe to the community idiosyncrasy? Here’s how the spiral of silence works and how we can discover what people really think?  If you never master the courage to sound and look like an idiot for a while, you’ll never do anything great.

Antoun Saadi, founder of Syria National Social party in 1936 said: “The main difference between our capitalist class and the ones in more advanced nations is that our kind of capitalism is Not founded on industrialization which seeks unified and larger markets; but we have simply an outmoded mercantile system

A reminder for our people in the Near-East: Israel was implanted by the western colonial powers in our region to prevent any daily trade and communication among the same people. Israel was created to fail us in any sustained development among the same people who were divided in pseudo “independent” States in order to facilitate the fomenting of civil wars among the pseudo-States. Israel/USA/France/Britain are existential threat to our future well-being

Equal practical opportunities circumvent the wrong implication that opinions are reached independently of their surrounding.

As long as police officers are Not controlled for alcoholism, violence will be prevalence in these institution.

One of the plans of the genes is to decide whether we are to be one of the human species or a bacteria.
Together, the bacteria in the intestine have 150 times more genes than us, called microbiome

Stimulating opportunities to choose from is a stabilizing factor in societies. Stimulating desires (and wants) can be easily blocked in many ways and generate unrests

When a young guy was raised to equal status in the living with his superiors (parents, uncles…), to feel free of extending his opinions, of tasting everything that was displayed in front of him, of expressing the desires he has…How can this guy feels as soon as he feels scared and cowed when confronted with a Master who treats him as a “slave”? Who forces him Not to speak or communicate with the invitees, of Not finishing his meal (as was the customs with apprentis)… When he feels like desiring everything just because he is denied it? (Rousseau)

If an hour of reading leisurely failed to generate a single worthy idea/feeling to note down, then you better try another book

Covid-19 has resuscitated the ancient mode of separation among communities. Farewell the mild fiscal and commercial barriers. Still, internet (social platforms) continue to add wings to ideas/feelings that have been restrained for so long.

Funny. Covid-19 confinement has proven that No major commercial furniture manufacturers have designed a convincing high-performance chair that blends in with the rest of our homes (✦). —Kira Bindrim, 

Protest in Portland continues. For the 56th day in a row, a mostly white crowd of protesters gathered to voice their disapproval of police brutality and racial injustice.

Ideal face mask for Covid-19? You want a three-layer mask. Next to your mouth goes cotton or something else soft and woven. The middle should be a non-woven material, like a Kleenex or the polypropylene in reusable shopping bags, to increase filtration. And the outside should be something that repels moisture, like a nylon or polyester blend.

Etre assez intelligent, assez bon, assez prevoyant, assez… n’aident a rien. C’est l’autre moitié, (l’autre assez) qui fait défaut et qui prévaut. Justement, c’ est “l’autre assez” qui est le plus intéressant.

Mais oui, on peut rire toute une journée, si on apprend a rire de soi-même.

Redouter l’ironie c’est craindre la raison: Plus tu ironise sur ta condition, plus sage tu deviens.

Ce n’est pas la parole qui déguise la pensée: c’est bien ce qu’on écrit.

Why this urgency of US/Israel to negotiate the maritime borders between Lebanon and Israel? Apparently, the blocks 8 and 9 in Lebanon are the main reserves of gas/oil in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel wants to start extraction near this area and fear Hezbollah will demolish any offshore installations without any agreement. Israel does Not want the wealth of this reserve to be share with Egypt and Cyprus.

Proving that competition is a click away is not the same thing as proving that a market is competitive. For competition to work well, consumers need to be able and willing to switch to better products, and new competitors need to be able to enter the market.

Released 42 years ago: late Nigerian Afrobeat star and political activist Fela Kuti “Sorrow Tears & Blood” in his pidgin English: “My people sef dey fear too much!”. Fitting Nigeria past three weeks of EndSARS protests against police brutality, this “Special Anti-Robbery Squad” 

Lumper-proletariat? Prolétariat a guenilles des bidonvilles, shantytowns. L’intellectuel communist a une idée précise de ses propre sous-classes. Ces Lumper-proletaires terrorise les communists traditionnels: Ils ne savent pas comment traiter avec eux.

Chinese officials are testing out a virtual yuan, backed by the central bank, in one of the world’s most cashless societies. Funny, counterfeit digital yuan wallets have already sprung up to exploit the innovation. Yeah, how old, off-line problems have a way of resurfacing in the online world.

Racism is virtual among the rich, regardless of color, religion or origine. The only difference is Old and New wealth.

Racism spans all the spectrum of differences among the poor people.
One exception in Lebanon: White colonial citizens are highly welcomed and treated like VIP, even if they are practically poor or pretty stingy

“Zombie fires”? Wildfires have been smoldering underground in Siberia for five years and can outlast harsh winters and are a growing problem in Arctic areas of Russia.

If we could read each other’s body language, Zooming will fail to bring out the remote communication message.

Not much into that business. If you care, then these Top 10 Cyber Security Tips

  • Reboot your mobile device(s) every morning
  • Use a microphone/camera blocker on all devices/computers when not in use
  • Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with all email/cloud/web accounts
  • Use a Password Manager (with strong passwords, no password reuse)
  • Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN), make sure the VPN vendor is based in a friendly country!
  • Make sure all devices/computers are fully patched (operating system/software/apps are always updated)
  • Don’t post addresses, phone numbers or email account information on social media
  • When travelling, don’t use airport/plane/hotel Wi-Fi networks unless absolutely necessary (and use a VPN if you do!)
  • At home, don’t use the Wi-Fi network provided by your ISP modem (use a separate Wi-Fi router)
  • Keep home IoT (smart speakers, TVs, etc) on a separate Wi-Fi network from devices/computers

Nicolás Rivero’s story on how cities like Stockholm and Seoul are using pneumatic tubes to dispose of waste brightened my day, allowing me to daydream of a better-smelling, less rat-heavy way of life. —Sarah Todd

More than 100 years ago, a multinational Census of Hallucinations found that up to 19% of the living said they’ve encountered the dead . Did you ever had this experience?

The rolling droids robots emit ultraviolet light to disinfect St. Pancras International, one of the country’s busiest transport hubs.

Even with the $18 trillion of stimulus pumped into the global economy, mostly by wealthy governments, the International Monetary Fund projects a cumulative loss of some $12 trillion by the end of 2021.

Measuring hidden carbon footprints of oil companies that are mostlyò generated  from their customers and suppliers?  David Fickling and Elaine provide a useful, if “more art than science,” estimate of which big polluters are keeping the most concealed.

Caste system in certain countries extend to overseas locations: Indians from lower castes can’t escape prejudice even when they emigrate to the US. It’s rampant in Silicon Valley, and Dalits in particular face insidious discrimination from their upper-caste Indian colleagues.

The main reason for tariff cost related are handicap procedure 77%, These cost have prompted companies to relocate their supply chains production. An increase of 33% so far.

New research from the New York Federal Reserve shows more than 70% of a potential $1,500 second payment would be saved or put towards debt payments rather than buying goods, which is the main reason for these lavish payment. Only the well to do can save. The common people have to spend it, no matter how they respond for “wishing” to save.

Poorer nations are floundering amid massive public debt and shortfalls in state revenue. All the while, the roughly 2 billion people who eke out a living in the world’s informal economies face varying degrees of deprivation.

Financiers and traders on Wall Street may be starting to feel optimistic, but for most people the gloom is only deepening. Starvation and famine are looming wide and large in most Third World States

Titbits #301

The 60 year-old Palestinian Khairi Hannoun: “It’s a legitimate, entirely non-violent demonstration (protesting Israel’s confiscation of our land). We were walking. We didn’t think the soldiers would attack us. But we were wrong. They attacked us like hooligans. I’m 60, what can I do to an armed soldier? But for the officer there, I’m a threat and he attacked me brutally.”

Better be roughly right than precisely wrong. Being right has its source in a multidisciplinary path, especially practising and applying an experimental mind. on any design or project you undertake.

Covid-19 has resulted in an estimated 122,600 deaths in Africa since the onset of the pandemic. Malaria, a disease that is particularly prevalent and deadly in the continent, took more than 400,000 lives in 2019 alone. Not counting all the preventable diseases. that harvest millions. Apparently vaccines for malaria are being tested in Burkina Faso.

Immunizations: RNA-based vaccines work by instructing our cells to make the spike protein found on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, spooking the immune system into action. The biggest challenge in immunizing against HIV, tuberculosis, and the flu is that these pathogens have multiple proteins to code for, not just the one in SARS-CoV-2. With mRNA, it’s easy to include the code for several kinds of proteins in a single injection.

Cancer therapies: Cancer is caused by genetic code that’s gone haywire. The most sinister aspect of the disease is how it evades our immune systems. Personalized cancer vaccines would effectively lift cancer’s camouflage. These vaccines would introduce mRNA that codes for one of the unique proteins the cancer produces, called a neo-antigen, that the body could then recognize and attack. Instead of flooding the body with toxic chemicals that kill cells with abandon, cancer vaccines could target only the cancer itself.

Cures or treatments for genetic diseases: For more common rare diseases, a single treatment may work for multiple people. Nucleic acid therapies like ASOs and RNAs that can correct or silence errors in genetic code are a beacon of hope. mRNA won’t be just for rare orphan diseases, either; Ionis Pharmaceuticals has drugs in the pipeline for Alzheimer’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and Hepatitis B—all of which are relatively common—as well as a therapy that could treat high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

New Japanese vending machines sell only edible insects. The nine options include deep-fried or dried crickets, locusts, and silkworm chrysalises.

Can you imagine Earth is devoid of birds? In the last 40 years, birds population decreased by 2/3, especially categories of birds that used to live in agricultural areas and swamps. Germany is encouraging peasants to leave a third of their lands without plowing and Not planted to let birds get this illusion that their natural environment exist and encourage their procration. Birds eat mostly insects that bread exponentially. Prussia Frederick 2 ordered that No birds should exist on the grounds of his palace “Sans Souci”

L’Italy, le soir les gens dans les rues, riant tout haut. Pas de cadavres ambulant de Londre (apres WWI), recroquevillés dans leur fauteuils roulants, les yeux fixés sur quelques vilaine fleurs piquées dans des pots.

Cette qualite de purete, d’intégrité du sentiment que seules les femmes éprouvent entre elles, juste sorties de l’adolescence?

Etre amoureuse? Etre absolument differente des autres

C’était fini entre eux. C’etait affreux. Et pourtant, le soleil répandait sa chaleur. Un jour s’ajoutait à un autre

Conduisons-nous le moin mal possible. Dans ce navire qui fait naufrage et que nous sommes une race condamnée. Decorons notre cachot, allégeons les maux de nos co-prisonniers. Faisons la partie plus dures à ces bandits de Dieux qui gâchent les vies humaines. Conduisons-nous avec Class.. Desormais, on fait le bien pour l’amour du bien?

Tout le monde qui a participé à une guerre a des amis chers qui se sont fait tuer à la guerre.

Tout le monde sacrifie quelque chose de chère en se mariant.

Septimus avit le trauma d’apres une guerre, il voyait des choses, entendait des sons, connaissait les pensées des gens, il savait le sens du monde….Il parlait à lui-même et a haute voix, même la musique était visible..et voulait se suicider, emportant avec lui un amie chère à lui

Scentsplorations” (How to link smell to creativity)? Anosmia (loss of the sense of smell)? With anosmia being a common symptom of Covid-19, more people are realizing how handicapped we’d be without the ability to detect smells in our environments. Prior to the pandemic, perhaps few would have found it entirely surprising that a majority of youths would rather lose their olfactory sense than give up their tech gadgets.

Ce serait chouette si quand on meurt, on pourrait s’étendre comme une brune entre les gens qu’on connaît le mieux: et entre les branches des arbres qui soulèvent la brume.

Personne n’a vu le visage de ce personnage derrière des fenêtres fumées de la voiture quand la voiture s’arrêta. Mais tout le monde sentait le visage d’une ‘Autorité publique”. Le mystère a effleuré les gens de son aile: le fantôme de la religion était en marche, les yeux bandés et la bouche grande ouverte…

Smell affects the quality of our lives in profound ways. Apart from known benefits like alerting us to danger or improving our appetites, paying attention to odors, it seems, also can bolster our creativity. Converts say developing our olfaction can make us think differently and even speak and write more vividly.

This morning, I slowly decided to spend the morning reading, in just a single book. It was a hard decision, unlike deciding to fast, I fully enjoyed my morning. By Noon, it is time to resume the daily routines of tasks.

La jalousie? Cette passion qui survit à toutes les autres passions. Si ces jalousies valent leurs prix d’Or pour se développer et devenir une personne meilleure!

It is a fact, universally acknowledged of human nature, that if you dangle a “badge of Honor“, while guaranteeing that the stomach will Not go hungry, everyone will work many folds harder to snatch this badge. Problem is that the Elite Classes who hoard all these “Secret Clubs” are very selective of the “candidates” competing for the Honor.

It goes without saying that our “stomach”, if guaranteed it will Not go hungry, is the same for all of us. The problem is that the Elite Classes never felt hungry or cared for any guarantee against starvation, were Not excited to think that all kids should have an Equal Start in life, in primary and secondary education and free lunches.

Every child should have an Equal Start in life: that is the primary job of fair government institutions: a guarantee against starvation, free primary and secondary education and free preventive health care.

Titbits #247

Indo-Pacific region new market is a hot target for colonial powers. This region includes India, South-East Asian countries, Indonesia and Australia. “More than 50% of the world’s population, 3,000 different languages, several of the world’s largest militaries…two of the three largest economies…the most populous nation in the world, the largest democracy, and the largest Muslim-majority nation.” It’s also the heart of global trade.

This year 2021, there is a shift of an entire month between the resurrection of Jesus at the Catholic and Orthodox churches. The Catholic had Jesus dying and resurrecting while the Orthodox consider Jesus still walking toward Jerusalem on this glorious Spring day.

Glucophage? A toxic chemical that has been heavily used for decades by multinational Agro-businesses, including Monsanto. The range of diseases includes gluten intolerance, autism, diabetics, celiac illnesses…

Research demonstrated that Glucophage is the cause for countless chronic illnesses that start since we are born. The constant ingestion of small antibiotics doses in industrial food destroy our micro-bio that stabilizes our system. Cereals are sprayed with Glucophage 200 times the tolerated dose for vegetables. This chemical generates glycine, an analogue product that emuate amino-acids and confuses the system.

Are Flying, pregnancy, or taking the pill… all carry far much higher blood clot risks than the J&J vaccine?

“I’m such a poor little fool; do tell me, when I do wrong”

He who is Not with me is against me”? As the gentleman said who was notoriously capable of coarse distinctions and puerile generalities”. People such as maybe Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, a few saints and prophets? Definitely George W. Bush Jr. , Donald Trump… And this radical Jewish Mathew who could Not stoop to be a disciple of Jesus, unless he is a descendent of David, even a fabricated genealogy.

Daydream a lot: That’s the only knowledge that you will retain. Be careful how you daydream and what you dream about.

Ultimately, in the latest hours, we are alone with our fears. No faith or knowledge will be of any help in our anxiety for the unknown. Damn it! A little push for a joyful illusion can go a long way to people gathered around you. Sort of: “What the fuck, I am going to My Heaven”

There is No malice in me: Just a childlike questioning of everything, wrapped in an adult acquired sense of humor

It is still a monolog in a quiet gathering. Listening intently is an acquired skill, out of respect for the implicit toil and suffering of the opinion of the other. And out of respect for our flexible state of mind and emotions.

History is a continuum of “Songs in the time of Order”. A tacit agreement for the subsequent blood letting, torture and indignities heaped on the living species and on Nature. The Silent majority in each community desperately want to obliterate the consequences of its cowing down to the status quo.

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that much infusion of ever increasing budgets for public institutions spoil the savings of taxpayers, and that very little budget lead to embezzling the common citizens

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, only a tap on level of inflation for the basic staples in a sustained economic system can stabilize the unrests in societies.

I can’t recall that I ever wept, and I wonder if there is a hidden emotion that will open the gate to give way to loosely shed luxury tears

What kinds of frequent referendum is needed for our ideas in order to stop our earthly recall of our ambitions?

China institutions can put 500 million chinese to work on any project, as during Mao decades ago. China has more professional, skilled and qualified middle managers than all USA population. A tight control on evaluating these candidates for the State institutions and project.

Calls on multinationals still operating in Myanmar to divest until the military coup ends. These multinationals are effectively cooperating with the junta.

Letters to divest their business activities and financial support to Myanmar junta have been sent to the CEOs of ten of them: the French hotel chain Accor, the French TV group Canal+, America’s Chevron, Sweden’s Ericsson, Korea’s Lotte Hotels and Resorts, Japan’s Okura Nikko Hotel Management, the South Korean steel and energy giant POSCO, the Norwegian state telecom company Telenor, the French oil firm Total and the Anglo-Dutch food processing conglomerate Unilever.

Notes, comments and titbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 168

Posted on March 21, 2018

Note: I take notes of books that I read slowly and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pa 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.

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I heard a couple days ago that Israel relented from constructing another wall of shame on Lebanon’s borders: The announcement referred to Lebanon President steadfast complaint that there are still 13 points on the border Not yet resolved with the UN.

Anyway, Hezbollah strong message is a good enough excuse for Israel Not to open another front.

History stories are wrong: History never united a people on a worthy tangible value. Only wars gathered people to loot and massacre neighboring people.

What Great design and great copy do? They speak clearly so that people don’t have to listen so hard among all these noises

Deja enfant, j’étais certaine que devenir adulte privait plus qu’il n’accordait, empêcher plus qu’il n’autorise.

Vivre dans un quartier populaire, tu confrontes la realite’ que ton niveau de vie est plus que proportionnel a ce que tu mérites en qualité’, en proprete’ et en securite’.

When a President considers that what is illegal does Not apply to him (Nixon and all US presidents), and the major news medias keep the lid on, you end up with all kinds of “gates”.

The US citizens got to come to term that all laws were meant to protect the Elites classes behaviors.

In China and Singapore, and in most South-East Asia, 80% of the kids and adolescents suffer from myopia.

How to retard the set in of Myopia? Plenty to outside activities. Classrooms must enjoy 350 Lux lighting. Apparently, Myopine eye drops in very low concentration of atropine, has proven to be effective.

The Alpine jamboree this year is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” so let’s team up and put those pieces back together.

A country is where we don’t have to be deported or transferred

Rational arguments are meant to reach the stage: “I understand” and stop there. 

Emotional intelligence decide on your position. And it is confident and steadfast.

Scientific facts need plenty of clear repetition and “understanding” before being inducted in the emotional intelligence that has the role of making a decision on an issue.

titbits #127

Archaeologists discovered 12,500-year-old rock paintings in the Colombian Amazon. Tens of thousands of artworks depict humans and Ice Age animals including mastodon, horses, and fish.

Sanmitsu is Japan’s buzzword of the year… It refers to the “three C’s” of social distancing—avoiding closed spaces, crowds, and close-contact situations.

If anyone tells you that your daydreams should account for your “old Age”, then fuck those daydreams and fuck his life

Are you a Romantic? Sure, in my daydreaming stories. Isn’t it the definition of being Romantic?

So many daydreamer Romantics turned out to be the worst nightmares inflicted on the individuals as well on society

I feel so sorry for myself: I am too slow, in expressing my affection and attachment to you

If you have no patience to do your due diligence on fact-checking research, at least make sure your general knowledge is vast enough to discriminate faked news and faked facts.

The bedouin tribes mentality are compatible among themselves. For example, the Arabian Peninsula pseudo- States and Israel. Israel colonial implanted tribes in Palestine

Urban social structure is meant to accommodate many economic and social classes in order to function and exploit.

And ‘Choice’ remains our greatest gift whether we don’t see it or recognize its existence in transforming our life. Yes, life is a journey and our tomorrows are dependent on every action we take and every step we make. We are the author of our destiny, even partially, and it is a huge responsibility that most of us abdicate from. early on.

Is China owning the narrative of vaccine diplomacy by using “powerful” images to get headlines “on the cheap? China is providing “free vaccine” in small amount to many African nations such as Egypt (300,000 shots, Algeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Zimbabwe., Rwanda…

Freedom? People refuse to act on obtaining freedom: They want the Liberty to enslave people, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Freedom demands to confront injustices and indignity in order to free others. Freedom is Not what the silent majority is ready to shoulder. Actually, the “American Revolution” wanted the liberty to keep importing slaves. And the US is still at it, till now and at a larger scale.

Notes and titbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 168

Posted on March 21, 2018

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pa 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.

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I heard a couple days ago that Israel relented from constructing another wall of shame on Lebanon’s borders: The announcement referred to Lebanon President steadfast complaint that there are still 13 points on the border Not yet resolved with the UN. Anyway, Hezbollah strong message is good enough and excuse for Israel Not to open another front.

History stories are wrong: History never united a people on a worthy tangible value. Only wars gathered people to loot and massacre neighboring people.

What Great design and great copy do: They speak clearly so that people don’t have to listen so hard among all these noises.

Deja enfant, j’etais certain que devenir adulte privait plus qu’il n’accordait, empêche plus qu’il n’autorise.

Vivre dans un quartier populaire, tu confrontes la realite’ que ton niveau de vie est plus que proportionel a ce que tu merites en qualite’, en proprete’ et en securite’.

When a President considers that what is illegal does Not apply to him (Nixon and all US presidents), and the major news medias keep the lid on, you end up with all kinds of “gates”.

The US citizens got to come to term that all laws were meant to protect the Elites classes behaviors.

In China and Singapore, and in most South-East Asia, 80% of the kids and adolescents suffer from myopia. How to retard the set in of Myopia? Plenty of outside activities. Classrooms must enjoy 350 Lux lighting. Apparently, Myopine eye drops in very low concentration of atropine, has proven to be effective.

The Alpine jamboree this year is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” so let’s team up and put those pieces back together.

A country is where we don’t have to be deported or transferred.

Rational arguments are meant to reach the stage: “I understand” and stop there. Emotional intelligence decide on your position. And it is confident and steadfast.

Scientific facts need plenty of clear repetition and “understanding” before being inducted in the emotional intelligence that has the role of making a decision on an issue.

Titbits #104

Notes and tidbits on FB and Twitter. Part 62

Posted on September 16, 2017

Un camarade en cachot (1.10*1.50 m) tenait bon, rigolait et se trouvait en forme. Il imaginait des troupeaux d’éléphants errant irrésistiblement á travers les grands espaces ouverts de l’Afrique “Le temps de l’orgueille est fini. Il est temps de nous tourner avec humilité vers les autres animaux”

Il est temps de nous rassurer que nous sommes capables de préserver cette liberté géante des troupeaux d’animaux qui vit encore á nos cotés (Les éléphants et gros mammifères, on land and seas).

La semaine derniére j’ai eu mes ragnagnas (puberté)

Est-il possible que seul notre quartier soit saturé de tensions et de violence, alors que le reste de la ville était radieux et bienveillant?

Cette fois-ci, sa crise de folie était de Bonheur: son ancient amant, il y avait longtemps á cela, avait produit un receuille de poêms et signait sur la premiére page une dédicace a elle.

Saudi Kingdom and the “Gulf” Emirate States have no shrines, religious or otherwise. The Wahhabi sect made sure none of that nonsense should exist. They were about to destroy the Kaaba in Mecca, after demolishing the Prophet tomb in Medina, but King Saud was pressured to recognize its great economical and political worth: Britain ordered him to militarily crush the early extremist Wahhabi leaders (Al Okhouwan) who brought him to power. The same process with Hitler when he came to power.

It was the British who consistently supported with finance and weapons the Wahhabi tribes since the 19th century. Egypt Mohammad Ali and his son Ibrahim crushed this Wahhabi insurgency that disturbed all the neighboring tribes, Iraq and Syria. And Mecca was looted and the Wahhabi fighters assassinated everyone in their path, as today ISIS.

The British rearmed and financed the Wahhabi again after Ibrahim Pasha devastated their home city, after Ibrahim retreated his troops.

As long as Palestinian youths in Lebanese refugee camps are forbidden to work in their disciplines or included in the Lebanese army, they’ll always be the best and easiest resource for extremist movements to lure them in with a handful ready cash.

The British were occupied by the Vikings who occupied the Normandie in France who reconquered England… What specificity the British want to preserve out of the EU? Even Obama was clear: “Get off our back and join the EU. We can no longer afford to support you financially

Rationality set aside, long-term projects confuse me: No girl ever approached me and told me: “Cool it down Adonis. Don’t you worry. This long-term stuff, I take care of it”

Les hommes politiques de premier plan rallient le marxisme par générosité d’âme au mépris de leurs intérêts évidents. Les ratés rejoignent, faute d’avoir été appréciés ailleurs.

France 1913: les filles arrivant au Collège étaient harassés: elles donnaient des répétitions et corrigaient des copies pour des salaires de famine

France 1913: les filles prévoyaient leur échec probable á l’agrégation qui les rejettaient dans le prolétariat des institutions d’ établissement privés (Louise Weiss) 

Camstoll Group? A US institution funded by Emirate States and Israel to downgrade the reputation of Qatar since 2014.

Israel is against funding Hamas, and UAE against subsidizing Muslim Brotherhoods in Egypt, Turkey and Syria

After suicide terrorist attacks in Iran, Iran had to decide on priority: Yemen or Bahrain? Wise Iran is Not about to let 2 wars in her strategic sea, Not so with crazy Saudi Kingdom and backed by USA

Nothing like a courageous night dream to produce a happy zesty day. So is a glorious morning bowel movement.

The young generations want young leaders: They need to retain this hope of a young tomorrow

Ma fille, les hommes ont horreur des femmes qui les aiment et aussi qui ne les aiment pas. Débrouille-toi

Je ne vis pas dans la misère: c’est le doute qui me rend miséreux

C’est énervant: L’autre est toujours en majorité. Quand trouverais-je un moment de relax?

Faire le voeux de quelque chose est un jeu d’enfant

Le ritual nous libére de la necéssité de nous exprimer

En premier temps, on ne choisit pas sa foi. Et le temps second n’arrive que pour les idiots

Quoi Qu’il advienne, la vie continue? De quelle vie parle-t-on? Toute personne ayant droit á l’éducation a aussi le droit de ne pas lire certain livres

La tolérance est de s’accommoder de la contradiction intellectuelle. La tolérance est la meilleure attitude révolutionnaire de tout moment

La tolérance est une activité morale et de premier ordre

Toute personne qui a droit de monter á l’échafaud a aussi le droit á monter á la tribune

Toute personne qui a droit á porter les armes doit avoir le droit de voter

Toute personne ayant la responsabilité de payer des impots a la responsabilité de critiquer les decisions financiéres

Toute personne ayant le droit d’adhérer  á une religion, doit avoir le droit de s’opposer aux clerges

Fear of success as for failure goes hand in hand: Changes are around the bend

The US is having a field day since 2011, hearing these free false propaganda heaping on it, all the intelligence and potency to affecting the Spring Revolutions in Arab World. US doesn’t know zilch about us and is impotent in changing anything.

L’argent est un ciment: il consolide, renforce et répart. Sinon, il est utilisé pour faire les guerres. Ne l’accumule pas

Titbits #106

A massive transfer of wealth to women is under way in the US. They are taking control of an additional $20 trillion in assets this decade as male baby boomers die, leaving assets to spouses, and as more women become breadwinners.

We don’t need to travel in order to grow agreeably? That may be valid if we had the opportunity to travel, at least once, to physically get in touch with differences.

Le comble de l’ironie: “L’Empereur n’était pas dépourvu du sens moral: il connaissait très bien le mal, quand le mal ne venait pas directement de lui” (Chateaubriand). This is the trademark of all “popular” dictators who spread calamities on their people.

“La gloire revient comme une vapeur radieuse et couvre a l’instant le tableau de l’infamie“. (Chateaubriand on the infamie of Napoleon)

La France a fait Napoleon: Les institutions de Louis 16 a permit a Bonaparte de devenir officier, la Révolution était sa nourrice, les premières succès militaires des recruits de La Révolution lui ont permit de continuer les succes militaire, Robespierre lui a donné’ une excuse majeure d’abattre la Révolution et il ne cessa de l’abattre…

300,000 soldats Français furent fauchés chaque année durant le règne de Napoléon. Quand les Français connurent l’humiliation de Napoléon a Saint Helene, ils oublièrent tout leur misères et la misère des générations future.

The practical British institutions turned a blind eye, as long as the sexual preference is Not acknowledged publicly, in order Not to disturb the Victorian conservatism and conserve the heritage laws.

The ultimate in irony: It was Robespierre, the one who dispatched 17,000 French to the scaffold, who was the staunchest defender among the revolutionary leaders for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Arkansas, California, Florida, Montana, Oregon, and Texas all reported spikes in Covid-19 related deaths, with Latinos the worst-affected group.

Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, and Tim Cook (combined worth: $265.8 billionappear before Congress to defend their horror business practices that add billions everyday to their personal wealth.

Les Intouchables de l’Inde (Untouchables cast), comme dans plusieurs pays qui croulent sous les myths ancestral, hors caste, hors systeme, hors systeme scolaire, et jugée “impure” et relégués a la périphérie de l’humanité’.

By 2005 the number of transistors and diodes on a silicon chip rose above 1bn, which many thought was unsustainable. ⁠But there are now around 50 bn transistors jostling for space on some chips and producers are gunning for more.⁠

In the current state of the art, the smallest components (transistors and diodes) made on a silicon chip are about 7 nanometres (billionths of a metre) across.⁠ As components shrink, electrons start to leak from the connections between them.

Price of gold $2000 has gone up by more than 30% this year, because of a weak dollar and low bond yields.

 Apple’s Tim Cook, Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the US House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee tomorrow. it’s the biggest hearing of its kind in the US since Microsoft’s back in 1998.  

Bill Gates was widely considered to come off as defiant and evasive in his testimony at the time. Bill Gates: “I was feeling feisty, like a person who had definitely never had any cream pie thrown at him. I told those senators they should knock off the regulation talk and be grateful for everything Microsoft had done for America. I told them, “The computer-software industry is not broken, and there is no need to fix it.

Well, you know what happened next: The Department of Justice decided we had a monopoly, sued Microsoft in a lawsuit that went on for years, and ultimately won. Microsoft lost its dominance.
I stepped down as CEO”.
I stepped down as CEO”.  

Titbits 120

Mais oui, on peut rire toute une journée, si on apprend a rire de soi-même.

Redouter l’ironie c’est craindre la raison: Plus tu ironise sur ta condition, plus sage tu deviens.

Ce n’est pas la parole qui déguise la pensée: c’est bien ce qu’on écrit.

Why this urgency of US/Israel to negotiate the maritime borders between Lebanon and Israel? Apparently, the blocks 8 and 9 in Lebanon are the main reserves of gas/oil in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel wants to start extraction near this area and fear Hezbollah will demolish any offshore installations without any agreement. Israel does Not want the wealth of this reserve to be share with Egypt and Cyprus. (Actually, it is block 4 at 1,300 m that contains the vastest gas reserve)

Proving that competition is a click away is not the same as proving that a market is competitive. For competition to work well, consumers need to be able and willing to switch to better products, and new competitors need to be able to enter the market.

Released 42 years ago: late Nigerian Afrobeat star and political activist Fela Kuti “Sorrow Tears & Blood in his pidgin English: “My people sef dey fear too much!”. Fitting Nigeria past three weeks of EndSARS protests against police brutality, this “Special Anti-Robbery Squad” 

Lumper-proletariat? Prolétariat a guenilles des bidonvilles, shantytowns. L’intellectuel communist a une idée précise de ses propre sous-classes. Ces Lumper-proletaires terrorise les communists traditionnels: Ils ne savent pas comment traiter avec eux.

Chinese officials are testing out a virtual yuan, backed by the central bank, in one of the world’s most cashless societies. Funny, counterfeit digital yuan wallets have already sprung up to exploit the innovation. Yeah, how old, off-line problems have a way of resurfacing in the online world.

Racism is virtual among the rich, regardless of color, religion or origine. The only difference is Old and New wealth.

Racism spans all the spectrum of differences among the poor people.
One exception in Lebanon: White colonial citizens are highly welcomed and treated like VIP, even if they are practically poor or pretty stingy

“Zombie fires”? Wildfires have been smoldering underground in Siberia for five years and can outlast harsh winters and are a growing problem in Arctic areas of Russia.

If we could read each other’s body language, Zooming will fail to bring out the remote communication message.

Not much into that business. If you care, then these Top 10 Cyber Security Tips

  • Reboot your mobile device(s) every morning
  • Use a microphone/camera blocker on all devices/computers when not in use
  • Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with all email/cloud/web accounts
  • Use a Password Manager (with strong passwords, no password reuse)
  • Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN), make sure the VPN vendor is based in a friendly country!
  • Make sure all devices/computers are fully patched (operating system/software/apps are always updated)
  • Don’t post addresses, phone numbers or email account information on social media
  • When travelling, don’t use airport/plane/hotel Wi-Fi networks unless absolutely necessary (and use a VPN if you do!)
  • At home, don’t use the Wi-Fi network provided by your ISP modem (use a separate Wi-Fi router)
  • Keep home IoT (smart speakers, TVs, etc) on a separate Wi-Fi network from devices/computers

Nicolás Rivero’s story on how cities like Stockholm and Seoul are using pneumatic tubes to dispose of waste brightened my day, allowing me to daydream of a better-smelling, less rat-heavy way of life. —Sarah Todd

More than 100 years ago, a multinational Census of Hallucinations found that up to 19% of the living said they’ve encountered the dead . Did you ever had this experience?

The rolling droids robots emit ultraviolet light to disinfect St. Pancras International, one of the country’s busiest transport hubs.

Even with the $18 trillion of stimulus pumped into the global economy, mostly by wealthy governments, the International Monetary Fund projects a cumulative loss of some $12 trillion by the end of 2021.

Measuring hidden carbon footprints of oil companies that are mostly generated  from their customers and suppliers?  David Fickling and Elaine provide a useful, if “more art than science,” estimate of which big polluters are keeping the most concealed.

Caste system in certain countries extend to overseas locations: Indians from lower castes can’t escape prejudice even when they emigrate to the US. It’s rampant in Silicon Valley, and Dalits in particular face insidious discrimination from their upper-caste Indian colleagues.

The main reason for tariff cost related are handicapping procedure 77%, These cost have prompted companies to relocate their supply chains production. An increase of 33% so far.

New research from the New York Federal Reserve shows more than 70% of a potential $1,500 second payment would be saved or put towards debt payments rather than buying goods that was the main reason for these lavish payment. Only the well to do can save. The common people have to spend it, no matter how they respond for “wishing” to save.

Poorer nations are floundering amid massive public debt and shortfalls in state revenue. All the while, the roughly 2 billion people who eke out a living in the world’s informal economies face varying degrees of deprivation.

Financiers and traders on Wall Street may be starting to feel optimistic, but for most people the gloom is only deepening. Starvation and famine are looming wide and large in most Third World States

Titbits # 110

The night is much longer than the day. Not just in duration but in exhaustion. Trying to sleep and waking up frequently and filling the void. By day break, you feel that you had done all your mental work

The results are there: People vaccinated with Pfizer can contaminate people in contact with them. Worse, the mutant virus target babies of less than 2 years and pregnant women and is more deadly.

Israel turned a mass lab. for Pfizer vaccine. While the cases in Jordan and Gaza are dropping drastically and fast, the cases doubled in Israel and the mutant virus is more deadly.

Israel locked completely its borders: No one is to go out so that the outside nations fail to discover the new deadly mutant virus harvesting the Israeli society. The election is within a month, but the secret is out and the dailies are confronting this “deadly propaganda decision” of Netanyahu.

US regulators approved the first rapid at-home coronavirus test. It has been developed by California-based Lucira Health, and can be completed from start to finish in one location and in only 30 minutes, without requiring an external laboratory to analyze samples. (I don’t trust anymore US health regulators)

Gizadeathstar.com: “The bottom line is: we’re still looking at the same Deep State, the same factions, the same players, and the same playbooks. Mafia, CIA, military, and “Texas oil interests”, meaning the Hunts, the Murchisons, and – yes – the Bush family. And we’re still looking at a banana republic… with Nukes” 57 […]

US/colonial powers commit the assassinations and Israel get free propaganda for her Mossad. Paid mercenaries (Israelis) have to pay the consequences.

Oh Palestinians, Jordanians, Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis: You should Not cow down to the colonial powers directives that you are living on individual Islands and have to fend individually by yourselves. You are one nation, one people and you have got to think, feel and act accordingly. One for all and all for one against the forces that want you isolated, weak and taken apart in our existential future. Any pre-emptive war on one of the “created” State must be confronted as targeting the entire people in all the other States

The democratic process, allowing the base to vote, has the advantage to open up freedom of opinions, debates and a wider communication among the members. The trustee system (Senate, representative chambers, majles Oumanaa2) might look good logically because of a gathering of educated and experienced members, and might be the best alternative at the beginning, but it usually becomes obsolete to the base and inevitably leads to dictatorship of a certain political class of elders with vested interests.

It is impossible to contemplate the Zionists and US extremist Protestants (Neo Conservatives) still living under this heap of crap of fake knowledge, myths and racist ideology. Israel is surviving under this mound of shit and States are forbidden to publicly criticize Israel apartheid policies .

When those States drop “La Ilaha illa Allah” or “Allah Akbar” from their flags, when they drop from their Constitutions that Shari3at is the foundation of the laws, when they drop that a religious sect is the religion of the State, when they drop the concept that women’ brain is half that of men…Then, you may ask me “How do you foresee the future for these people?”

French colonialism did the most harm to the people in the Near-East. French institutions have been suckering to Zionist movements since 1870 and preempting apartheid Israel demands all the way.

All billionaires have shares in pharmaceutical companies, in oil companies, in chemical companies… What is worrying is that, eventually, most future vaccines (covid-19 and others) will be laced with 5G microchips to control and monitor world population by the superpowers. Mind you that Taiwan is the main manufacturer of those microchips.

Do you trust covid-19 vaccine? I don’t. Especially when they force it on you. and more horrifying, when the pharmaceutical companies are liability-free if you die or are maimed…(The PERP ACT of Trump administration)

How the “terrorist” activities are processed and conducted? US/colonial powers fund the “terrorist/mercenary” training camps in an “underdeveloped” country. A high officer in the internal security service of a third country (Pakistan for example) manages and run the execution of the activity. If an activity fails or the main officers are uncovered, they are exterminated in order Not to leave evidences. Former Pakistan dictator General Musharraf said: “These are Not terrorist movements, they can be considered as armed NGO”

For every religion, there is a sect that could resolve many difficulties in working out a taxonomy in beliefs. They are the sects/tribes living close to urban surrounding and fertile zones; and yet they adopt nomadic characteristics and have acquired flexible line of thinking, especially abstract concepts

An unexamined life is Not worth living. And after being examined, it turns out Not to be such a bargain


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