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Tidbits #44

The US national debt (the amount the federal government has borrowed over the years and must pay back) is $23 trillion and growing. We’re paying more than $270 billion just in interest on that public debt annually. And the top two foreign countries who “own” our debt are China and Japan. (The irony is that Japan is the second most indebted nation. Go figure)

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, French economist

In Minneapolis, between 2000 and 2018 unemployment rose from 6.8% to 8% among black people, while it dropped from 2.5% to 1.9% among whites. In many other US cities where protests have erupted in recent days, the pre-pandemic racial gap in unemployment is striking:

In one hour, our organs consume 100 Watts bulb. We salivate about one litter a day. The total surface of our small intestine is 7 km long

We have two sphincters: one external and one internal.The internal is ready to let go anytime, The nerves of the external is linked to our brain that gives order for the go ahead

I say: Any childhood changes (locations, schools…) is a life changing path . Too many of these child a-changing leave you stuck in a maze.

Chasing after anyone or anything demands plenty of energy. The source of that energy is Temporary Insanity.

The developed States don’t want a reduction in oil prices: they want to preserve the tax revenue in the gas stations, lest the citizens revolt for paying no legal taxes on gasoline in “free markets of demand and offer”

The US national deficit (the difference between what the government spends and the revenue it takes in) is projected to surpass $1 trillion every year.

Germany enables employers to furlough (and keep) staff, with state assistance, while the US has focused on strengthening unemployment benefits.

The 10 ASEAN countries, many of which have rapid growing economies, are importing more Chinese goods than American for the first time,

The biggest percentage drop in air pollution, no surprise, came from the aviation industry, with a 60% decline, or 1.7 million metric tons. The biggest raw drop in emissions came from surface transportation, which fell by 36%, or 7.5 million metric tons. That figure includes personal vehicles as well as trucks and domestic and international shipping. (Read lately that air pollution in Pekin has gone back as bad as before Covid-19)

The objective of history is to define human civilization and the social, economic and cultural events, taken in their totality, as a system. History is an independent discipline: philosophy and politics are branches
Ibn Khaldoun
Are you suffering lactose intolerance, cycles of losing and gaining weight quickly, lesions on your thighs, face and other parts of your body that don’t heal, bad breath, gastroenterite…? You are Not taking good care of the good bacteria in your intestine and mouth.
Beware of antibiotics that kill the good and bad germs equally well.

Notes and tidbits on FB and Twitter. Part 61

La France parlementaire de la République III, d’entre les deux guerres, ne fonctionait pas: Le premier minister était convoqué personnellement en moyenne de 26 fois par mois, sans compter les ministers. Comment dans ces cas un executive pouvait faire quelque chose?

La République V de De Gaulle, qui existe toujours, a drastiquement réforme’ le system.

Les blés anciens ainsi que le riz étaient beaucoup plus nutritive. Le blé blanc les a remplacé. Et on se demande pourquoi nos corps sont intolerant a beaucoup d’aliments.

The Islamic WC (toilet), hard for the elder people, is available in the 5 continents and in every mosque: It is called  “Turkish WC” by the French, Greek WC by the Turks, Bulgar WC by the Greek, Chinese WC by the Japanese…

To avoid hemorrhoids and diverticula, adopt the stooping position as in the Islamic WC. If you insist on using the western throne position for defecating, raise your legs by posing your feet on a stool so that the intestine is in direct straight position for quick and totally satisfying experience

Trump promises jobs for Americans to build weapons for Saudi Monarchy that enabled 9/11 murderers and blocked FBI investigation of 9/11 crimes

It is difficult to admit that all the experiences and wisdom we acquired can vanish at death. At least, I like to believe that conscious survives. Most probably, life is like an off/on interrupter. I never installed this kind of on/off alternatives on Apple products (Steve Jobs)

There are plenty of geniuses in human history and in all kinds of disciplines. Rare are those geniuses who could invent (intuition) and do the demonstration also.

One common traits among those rare geniuses is that they had to write down what they discovered in two versions: 1. A version for their own benefit translating their mental processes for ease recollection when re-read, and 2. A version for publication to satisfy the rational processes for the period

Anti-biotics are produced by intensive growth of particular bacteria in huge water containers: it is bacteria that generate antibiotics

The funny part, I have opted Not to drive for many years now.

From the outside, History looks like a succession of dynasties and political events. History is an independent discipline: philosophy and politics  are branches.

The objective of history is to define human civilization and the social, economic and cultural events, taken in their totality, as a system.

Taking a good look from the inside, history is meant to accede to truth, to explain the causes and origins of the facts. (Ibn Khaldoun)

Zaki avait une facon ensorcelante de faire l’amour. Il remplassait par l’experience la vigueur de la jeunesse, comme un vieux footballeur compense par une grande technique son manque de souplesse. From “L’Immeuble Yacoubian” de Alaa el Aswany

La liberté ne vient pas de l’homme en tant qu’il est, mais en tant qu’il n’est pas, en tant que fini et limité. Est-ce que l’unique fondement de l’être est la liberté?

Qu’ est ce que cela veut dire? Former une volonté de réflechir a tout ce qui atteint sa pensée? A établir un courage d’exprimer sa pensée réflechit? Même si son libre arbiter est détraqué?

L’hypothése du Malin Génie: l’homme est une négation pure. Le doute de l’humain atteint tout ce qui est en dehors de sa pensée. Et de pouvoir s’échapper á toutes les tromperies.

O combien rare: On veut être libre mais on succombe fréquemment au régne de la communauté.

Seule les femmes qui portent l’eau á une grande distance connaissent la valeur de chaque goute.

On average, we defecate about 250 gm per day. 3/4 of the weight is water. 1/3 of the compact matter is of bacteria, 1/3 of fiber that couldn’t be digested and 1/3 is constituted of cholesterol, medicine, and artificially colored products…
In one hour, our organs consume 100 Watts bulb. We salivate about one litter a day. The total surface of our small intestine is 7 km long
Les souffrances qui ne se voient pas physiquement sont lampées dans “Get over it
Si le monde occidental s’est developé, après tant de crises et de calamites, c’ est qu’il a adopté le concept de Dieu incarné en l’homme Jésus: Si Dieu n’existe pas, Jésus a-il- existé?
Chasing after anyone or anything demands plenty of energy. The source of that energy is Temporary Insanity.
Le monde imaginaire dans lequel je vivais, enfant bourgeois, ne recevait du monde reel aucun démenti aux contes des mythologies. Ces Histoires de passions se renforcérent avec l’âge. Un vieillard á une belle jeune actrice: “Quel malheur, Mademoiselle, de voir une chose si belle quand on va mourrir”.

What is to be done: Short of clinical testing for hormones deficiencies…? (fiction story, part 1)

Matilda is a young girl who always adds a year to her age: She is in a hurry to be considered a mature woman. She already believes that she reached 15 and is set to claim “I know it all. What do you know you old fart…?”

Short of clinical testing for hormones imbalance, I don’t know how to fathom Mathe’s behavior. This is not supposed to be a pun, but the fact is she hates math and any course that involves numbers and equations… Mathe hates all the other course subjects, you name it she hate it. She hates history, geography, literature… She thinks that she mastered the English language, but hates to write anything or even check the dictionary…

After years of learning French and Arabic, she still cannot read or understand these languages. She love to sing, dance and act: Every other kinds of knowledge that does contribute to be eligible for acting in Hollywood is a total waste of time and energy.

Fact is she is way the youngest in a family of six kids, the last of the grape (Akher al 3onkoud), and the one giving most headaches to her mother Conchita. Mathe is more beautiful than her sisters, and a tad taller, and the most spoiled: Modern education method is very spoiling.

No one in the family was able to oppose her desires and wishes: “I want this and that and I want to do this and that…” and gifts pour in at every occasion. The latest gift was an iPhone and always following “What’s up”…This young girl has digested the effective tricks to get her wills satisfied: She screams, shouts, bangs, cries, and throw a tantrum…

Her violent behaviors are reinforced every day. The irony is that she is not happy by the end of the day, kind of she is unable to enjoy the games and plays since she has to be the leader of the pack… It is hard to see her smiling, kind of looking tired most of the time…

Mathe simply wants to be an actress in Hollywood. When she was about 6, she was always ready to be part of a video shooting, done by one of her sisters or brothers for course assignment, and she was very patient for any retakes, and doing fine in her acting…

This story took place in an afternoon at home.

Mathe’s mother got used to bow to the wishes of her daughter. Mathe was watching a segment of a series on the laptop, sort of an hour break before studying. This afternoon, Mathe was not in the mood of studying, as is the case every day, and stayed 5 hours watching and refused to listen to her mother orders. Conchita was feeling very tired in bed and refused to get up and check what Mathe was doing…

Conchita used to ask me to unplug the computer, but I refrained from this drastic tactic. This afternoon, I sensed that Conchita was on the verge of nervous breakdown and she badly wished that Mathe obey her once and start preparing for tomorrow’s tests.

I told Mathe to shut down the laptop, but she faked not to hear me, as if “You don’t count and you are totally irrelevant… Bug out”

I stepped in and unplugged the computer. The girl got totally hysteric: “How dare you unplug the computer I am using? Can’t you see that I am not finished…?”

She was looking wild and her eyes crazy, and she started banging on the table and screaming… I focused my eyes in her eyes just to let her know that I am not about to blink or cave to her tactics. She suddenly pushed me and I fell on the sofa.

I approached her and she hit me with her fists and I grabbed her hands and made her knell in pain. She got up completely enraged and kicked me on the groins. I kicked her back. No physical harms were done, just sort of touch-kick.

Mathe realized that she got a match in stubbornness and her attitude changed.  I was not about to flinch, retract or cave to her well-oiled tragic tactics. Conchita reminded her daughter from the bed that this laptop is for me to use exclusively when I need it: Her older brother left the laptop, when on a trip, for me to use for my blogging activities.

Mathe registered this convincing argument and calmly shut down the computer the correct way, and rushed into her mother’s bedroom throwing a tantrum. She was very unhappy that Conchita didn’t side with her or even cared to get up off her bed and check what was going on.

Conchita didn’t look at her daughter and Mather went to the kitchen and brought in a large knife. She faked to slice her arm.

Conchita sensed what Mathe is about to do, and she was too scared to look at the scene. Luckily, the knife was too blunt to draw blood.

I was watching intently, mesmerized. You don’t see these kinds of gesture every day. I held my breath and not a single muscle moved. I was like keeping silent lest this somnambulism of a girl wakes up from her dream. Mathe tried one more slicing attempt, carefully, shaking, very apprehensive that this time around her act might work.

It is not that simple and easy to cut oneself. No blood was drawn again. Mathe began whimpering out of relief.

I had this impression that if the blood was faked and all… Mathe would have failed to be that convincing.

Temporary Insanity” is Not insanity most of the time: It is a premeditated scenario whose opportunity has knocked for execution.

Mathe went to her bedroom and slept off her tears. We were all exhausted.

I went down to my apartment and began mending a 100-hole mosquito net. Way into the night.




June 2023

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