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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 on FB and Twitter. Part 59

Il y a des grossesses qui durent des années d’espoir. Et les hommes? óu aboutissent-elles leurs années d’espoir?

Pas d’esperance sans souffrances qui générent determination et but

On vit á moitié parcequ’on n’est pas sure de ce qu’on est?  Pas besoin de se connaitre tout á fait: Vie pleinement de ce que tu te connais.

Ce bout de chemin ensemble que je chéris

L’histoire du genre humain est une suite d’attente et de transition, une série d’espérance que les périodes des intransigents binaire OUI ou NON passent

Naufragés de tous les systémes, vous qui venez comme á regret. Rêveurs, l’oeil perdu dans l’ombre de tout, gens de persévérance, voulant le Bonheur.

Les misérables du gens humain: lévent la tête et avancent. Ne choisit pas le silence pour parler, ou la parole pour être silencieux.

Crétin, Va jusqu’au bout. L’avenir doit être une promesse de devenir meilleur. Sinon, cesse de compter les jours

Ananké“: Toujours en avant pour lutter contre la religion, la société et la nature dévastateur.

99% of all bacteria (good and bad) in our body are located in the intestine (mostly the large one) and they weight 2 kilos!

95% of serotonine (the happy mood) is produced in the intestine. 80% of the immune cells are located in the intestine. What we smell (good and bad) is generated by bacteria.

Well-being is a consequence of a good composition of bacteria that produce all the B vitamins

Je ressens, donc je suis“. The cosciousness of the “I” is located in the Insula cortex, where we form a global image of the self every 40 sec. And the intestin is an integral and most important part of forming this image.

Dalai Lama said that Europe has accepted more refugees that it can handle. He also says ‘Refugees should return [be sent back] to rebuild their country’, a Noble thought if it were not for the fact he himself has not returned to rebiluild anything!
Are the Palestinians allowed to return according to UN resolution 198? Bi ayyat 7alen 3odta ya Ramadan. People in Mosul and Yemen have no water or food or medicines to celebrate anything

Le Grand Pasha dit au riche entrepreneur Cheikh Azzam: Le poucentage de 25% sur vos profit s’applique a toutes les grandes affairs. En échange, nous te protégerons contre le fisc, les charges sociales, les régles de securite, le controle administrative et les mille bureaux qui peuvent te mener a ta perte. Lit ton dossier preparait par les enquétes de la Securité d’Etat. On sait tout de tes sales activités.

One of the plans of the genes is to decide which species you should belong to, including being one of the bacteria

The eyes of the poor pilgrims fired fanaticism

Les chiens ont trop d’amour-proper: quand le chien accompagne son vieux et pauvre maître qui fouille les ordure, il regarde de côté, comme ayant honte pour lui

Le vieux Jésuite se demandait si á son age la patience cessait d’être une vertu, au lieu d’un luxe.

If you cannot pay decent wages then you are in the wrong business. Abusing of the lives of workers is entitlement at its highest level

En 1911, les pélerins Russes pour les Pâques en Terre Sainte etaient les plus nombreux et les plus pauvres: ils subsistaient au pain noir et bouillon. A chaque étape du calvair, ils se couchaient dans la poussiére, les bras en Croix, et gigotaient d’ecxtase. Les Armeniens leur tombaient dessus et vendaient des chandeliers á 33 cierges (age du Christ) et de faux bois. Raspoutine faisait parti des pélerins. C’était la prevue que la Russie était malheureuse. Le “Feu sacré” fut dépeché au Tsar. (Louise Weiss avait 19 ans quand elle accompagna sa mére de Marseille en crosiére en Mediterranné)

The lesson from New Zealand decriminalizing sex work: When it came to making sex work safer, they were ready to hear it straight from sex workers themselves. It was written in collaboration with sex workers; namely, the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective.

If people were allowed to migrate legally they wouldn’t have to place their lives into the hands of smugglers

La bonté rend souvent bizarre

Est-ce que les Americains avaient bombardés la Corée du Nord avec des mouches infectées de cholera et de peste?

Les gens n’ont rien á vous dire: vous essayez de les entendre et connaitre á travers les romans. Les écrivains imaginent pour vous des alternatives de conversation

Comment peut-on distribuer des miettes de gentillesse sans une réserve de bonheur intérieur?

“Dieu calcule et le monde se fait?” Est-ce que le Un peut imaginer le Zéro? L’aspect quantitative du nombre enracine son essence qualitative de classification en clan, tribu, sect, status…

D’imaginer le future et reconstruire le passé.

L’espace s’accroit á une grande vitesse: les galaxies s’expandent. Et nos “espace vitaux” se rapetissent grace á la resistance de la notion d’autonomie.

There are currently over half a million Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.  They settled in refugee camps during three major phases:  First, they settled in refugee camps after the “Independence of Israel”, a State recognized my a single and simple majority vote in the UN in 1948, and second, after the 1967 preemptive Israeli war against Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, and third, after the defeat of the Palestinian resistance by the Jordanian monarchy in 1971. 

Already, one hundred thousand Palestinian refugees got the Lebanese nationality, not included in the half a million previously mentioned.  Those who got the Lebanese nationality are of three categories:  First, the mostly Palestinian Christians, in order to re-establish sectarian “balance” when the Maronite Christian Presidents of Lebanon had vast authorities before the Taif Agreement in 1989, and second, Palestinians originating from Lebanon such as those who lived in Northern Israel and the Seven Villages and are mostly from the Islam Chiaa sect, and third, the wealthy and business men Palestinians such as the families of Baidass, Sabbagh, Khoury, Nemr, Nahoum, Faress, Nasr, Kattan, Yutajy, Freij, Gharghour, Oweida, Irathy, Saba and many other families.

It appears that the refugees inscribed in the UNRWA, those residing continuously in Lebanon, number around 200,000 or 5% of the total estimated population in Lebanon.  The remaining Palestinians had managed to settle or work abroad with Lebanese travel documents.

Recent statistics show that over 92% of Palestinian refugees want to return to their Homeland, Palestine.  That is a case closed:  the UN resolution #198 of 1948 guarantees the right of Palestinians to return to Palestine and there is no way to cancel or drop that civic and human right accorded to all refugees who were forced to flee under duress and genocidal treatments.

The US, European Union, and Russia are demanding that the Palestinian refugees drop the right to return before extending compensations.  This is an impossible political condition that cannot be satisfied.  The UN should compensate immediately every adult Palestinian and Palestinian families in refugee camps (without any clause pertaining to dropping their rights for return) so that they decide what to do with that money.  Every State around the world, especially the US and European States, will welcome rich Palestinians capable of owning real estates or establishing businesses.  After two years of paying taxes and valid residency papers, the immigrated Palestinians would be having a recognized citizenship.

Since Israelis are entitled to dual citizenship then, it should be so to Palestinians.  For the time being, the UN institution of UNRWA has been caring for the Palestinian refugees in matters of education, health, and survival food since 1948.  The UNRWA budget has been cut frequently while the number of refugees has been increasing dramatically.  Currently, the  UNRWA budget is half a billion dollars; the portion allocated to the refugees in Lebanon is just $70 millions. 

There is a heated debate in Lebanon on how to securing the civic and human rights of the refugees.  There are less than 60 types of jobs that Palestinians are entitled to applying for; and they are denied owning properties, though rich Arabs and foreigners can purchase and own properties. 

The Lebanese have no jobs, no electricity, no potable water, no health coverage for more than 50% of the population, public education neglected for over 30 years, and things are going to hell.  I am pretty sure if Palestinian refugees would consider bartering their UNRWA facilities for a Lebanese nationality card then, most Lebanese would gladly relinquish their stupid cards that are more of a problem than a privilege.

 The UN should establish an international fund to aid and support the Lebanese government improve the infrastructure in the refugee camps and providing health insurance.  Palestinian kids are suffering from diseases due to bad health environment.  The education facilities are deteriorating in the camps.  Camps are becoming hotbeds of insecurity to all the youth not finding an outlet to development and assuring the minimum level of dignity.

The working force in construction, gas stations and sanitation are filled by Syrians, Egyptians, and Bangladeshis.  In-house maids and outside are from Philippines, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Madagascar… May be Lebanese and Palestinians should be allocated quotas to work alongside the foreign workers. 

If Lebanon enjoyed an economic and financial boom in its first 30 years of its independence it is mainly because of the flux of Palestinian wealth and knowhow.  Many English-speaking Palestinian refugees worked in the Arab Gulf States and supported their families in Lebanon.  They also made a qualitative development for the American University of Beirut and taught there and constituted the prime English tributary to our economy and finance.

If Lebanon had ever been tad of a State, it would have sustained its financial standing and maintained a modicum of sovereignty.  The Palestinian Resistance Organization (PLO) became a State within a State and even more powerful and more organized since 1972.  The dollar changed for just two Lebanese pounds because of the hard currencies that the PLO poured in our economy; it is currently 1,500 LL


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