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Bored. Boredom. An environment, you got to invent excitement

An environment, no matter how hard you look around,

Nothing is to be found to hang on to it for a hint of excitement.

Pain is more powerful than death

And boredom is next to pain in power.

Too hot to take walks.

No car to flee the premises of confinement

The idea of laying down and imagine a hot sexual encounter is to much of an old trick to sustain

The idea to figure out a day dreaming project is an old hat.

You already know that the Witch Wang will Not function

Alcoholic people are bored people.

A few addicted smokers need this break to figure out the next task

To reschedule a general plan for the long day.

Housewives keep dusting, vacuuming, re-arranging, re-designing…

Bored. Boredom

Zeh2en. Shi bi zahe2

Kind of feeling healthy with no pains

Any mild pain would do to focus your mind on

One constipation per week that would last a day and a night

A stomach ache once a month, the kind of gases, that no farting will do to alleviate the uneasiness.

This feeling that something is rotten inside.

Or the intestines is too dry to absorb extra gases

Just lay down and hope to sleep it off.

In downtown, many marches, demonstrations and sit-in.

By youth movements that have gotten fed up of a locked out future.

Treated like chattel by militia leaders who still control the political system.

Even hunger strikers whom the government had ignored for 10 days.

Joining the hunger strikers is a great idea.

Now I need a ride, but no one to volunteer.

Mother would not mind if I joined the hunger strikers,

On condition that I include quitting smoking.

7erak madani. 7erak shababi. 7erak for social changes.

Great events taking place, but no where to go.

7erak to vanquish boredom. To imagine hope in the horizon.

To cling to any reform, before illusion sets in.

Bored. Boredom.

A state when it dawns on you that life sucks.

Lucky the people who die early on.

Before they get convinced that life simply sucks.

Before they experience utter boredom.

Living with an elderly mother who would welcome a good storyteller

Or any TV stories and series

I know no stories and I’m a lousy story teller.

No patience for stories.

No one visiting us to hope that mother will spend quality time.

The purpose of the very few who pay us a visit is to raise mother’s blood pressure

And increase her frustration and despair.

Waiting for the night fall so that mother go to bed.

The night is my free time and hope for good movies and documentaries to fill the time.

I refuse to get up before 9 am: the days are too long to suffer

I have been mulling a second life change

On another continent and far away from relatives

Never to return or be in contact with any one I knew.

Does life provides a second change for older people

To try a new life?


The way I comprehend the current issues in Lebanon:

1. Hezbollah is comfortable attacking in 4 particular fronts that are related to the security and political stability of Lebanon: Israel, Islamist terrorist movements (Al Nousra and ISIS), securing the Lebanese borders from the onslaught of these extremist groups and supporting the army, and focusing on its security within Lebanon.

2. Hezbollah refused to get involved directly in the deep and hot potatoes of fassad (highway and systematic thievery of this militia political system), simply because it would hamper and alienate him in the rickety participation in this system

3. Hezbollah wished that the Tayyar of General Aoun would handle the fassad issues.

The Tayyar did a good job uncovering this endemic problems in the parliament and in the successive governments for years, until he realized that he is unable to carry out this struggle single headedly.

All the political parties united to handicap the Tayyar as representative of the second largest group of deputies in the parliament. Instead, the Tayyar changed direction toward the Constitution front.

4. The Youth movements finally decided to focus on the fassad.

5. Ironically, the Tayyar decided Not to open lines of communications, discussions and negotiation with the Youth movements in order to become a valuable expert in these hot files.

I’m left with this feeling that No political parties in Lebanon is serious about any kinds of reforms in the fassad front

A few of my posts on Facebook related to current Lebanon Youth Movements

Since August 22, 2015 over 11 youth are detained and tortured in the security services. 5 of them are under age juvenile.

The youth movements has acquired the name Movement of Aug 29, following the monster gathering of over 75,000 citizens who converged from all corners of Lebanon to Downtown Beirut. They were all raising the Lebanese flags. No political parties flags were present in this joyful and chanting gathering.

In context:

The garbage crisis has been dragging on for a month and the waste accumulated in mountain of trash, and the stench was suffocating the citizens in every district and street in Lebanon.

The Youth movement #YouStink (referring to the politicians and political system) gathered in front of the government Serai in Riad Solh Square on August 22, 2015 demanding a quick resolution to the garbage.

The security forces (internal, the guards of the Parliament and the army supporting the parliament guards) opened fire (live and rubber bullets) as well as gas canisters on the peaceful demonstration. The activities were shown live on local media and Lebanese started to flock from everywhere to join the marches and express their horrors.

The Internal forces retreated and the youth advanced back to the Square and set up their tents for a sleep over.

The movement gathered winds and more youth movements joined in with new slogans and goals. They occupied the ministry of the environment and a dozen started a hunger strike in front of the ministry.

The gathering on Aug 29 was a monster mass popular demonstration for the determination to weight on significant change in this rotten political system.

The Godfather of the militia leaders during the civil war and who has been Chairman of the Parliament in the last 30 years convened the party leaders in the Parliament to meet on Sept. 9 around the Table of Conversation (Tawelat 7ewar) in order to figure out a way out of this unpredicted dilemma and retain their standing power.

The youth movements, including #badnaN7asseb (We want to judge you), gathered en mass (over 75,000) around the Martyr Square and Riad Sol7. They expressed their total lack of confidence in the political system and highway robberies and felonies of the politicians.

And the movements got stronger and scheduled activities almost every day to recapture state lands that were illegally confiscated by the Real Estates Developers on the seashore of Beirut.

Note 1: Many posts are written in Arabic/Lebanese slang using Latin alphabet. Particular numbers are used by internet users to correspond to Arabic vocals not existing in Latin languages.

Note 2: You have to start from the bottom of this article in order to read chronologically this timeline

Today, Sept.15, the movement gathered in front of the ministry of finance demanding that no pay-checks be sent to the deputies for Job Not done. The employees had to be evacuated through the roof top to an adjacent building. Thus this post.

The President of Uruguay transfer all his pay-checks to the needy families in his home town and agreed to let 200 Syrian refugees to stay in his home.
In Lebanon, we have a Parliament of 128 deputies who extended their tenure for 4 more years.
Worse, they voted to increase their stipend to over $20,000. For doing absolutely nothing. They never met in the last 2 years and failed to perform on their promises: Mainly to reform the election law.
Do you know that any deputy who was elected twice will be paid for life? And his wife and children after his death?

80% of the deputies didn’t win with their own popular forces, but supported by the militia leaders.
About 20 deputies didn’t vote for the extension of their tenure, but they are still in the parliament.
How come it never occurred to those honest deputies to transfer their pay-check to the poorer families in their district, those who voted them in?
On August 22, after the internal forces shot at the youth movements with live and rubber bullets, deputy Nabil Ncoulas was so furious that he stated live to the medias that he resigns from the Parliament.
We didn’t hear any follow up on that statement and his pay-check is still being pocketed by the deputy who did graduate studies +++ years as he likes to say.
Only 4 of the 24 ministers still are functional. The remaining minister barely pay a visit to their ministries. Once there, they lock their door to play with their balls at leisure.

Not a single jobless minister volunteered to give his money to the needed people or caritative institutions.
The minister of the environment (Mu7ammad The Hanged One) has no responsibilities any more: He relinquished the garbage crisis to the minister of agriculture.
A dozen youth have been on hunger strike for 10 days in front of the ministry of the environment, and the Hanged One is unperturbed.
The media showed the miserable dwelling of the parents of these hunger strikers, but the minister would not think of improving the life-style of these people.
What kind of people are we?
Shi bi farre7 al 2alb: (it sooth my heart) a new hero allowed al 7erak (movement) to use his truck to transport the waste that obstructed the entrance of Jisr al moushat to the entrance of Sukleen: A citizen was run over because he couldn’t use the bridge that was totally obstructed by garbage bags.
Shi bi farre7 al 2alb: the media have started showing all the factories for farz al nifayat all over Lebanon. And Sukleen 3ala tiza wa ma shaghalet ma3mal al farz
Shi bi farre7 al 2alb: Al 7erak al shababi 3am tnaddef al nifayat fi madkhal Trablos. Baladiyat Jounieh kabbetton 3indon
Shi bi kharreh: (It sucks) Michel Suleiman wa 7arb ba3don bye3zmo 7alon le kel mnasabeh bil Yarzeh
Shi bi kharreh: ehl behl bi hanno ba3don wa moush daryeen enno al 7erak bye3tebrouhon 3ala tizon
Wa bokra shou? 7arb bado yenteze3 (recapture) haybet al dawleh wa yotabbek kararat al 7oukoumet. Fi karar wa7ed tanfizi, wa albakiya khalt bi khalt
ra7 tedroj akel al nifa. ‪#‎NifaForHangedOne‬ The two of them shaklon bi 7ebbo batnon
to open a new matmar (top in line in specifications), the Sandou2 al 2e3mar bi7ajeh la at least one month. So when the 7 days is over ( and not a single day over) in Na3emeh, where the garbage will be dispatched? To nahr Beirut one more time?
wa meen ra7 yenoub 3an wazir al zira3a? (The minister of agriculture Shohayyeb was appointed to handle the garbage crisis)
In addition to pressing for full transparency in the garbage crisis and any other project that the government is attempting to pass surreptitiously, the youth movements should try a democratic election of the President.
The process is as follow:
1. The youth movements agree on a unified electronic site to conduct the election (as done in many countries) and they have the means and skills to conduct it.
2. All the candidates have to agree on a transitory period (one year) until an election  with a reformed law is done.
3.The candidate must submit his CV with full disclosure of his financial status
4. The candidate who obtains 40% of the votes of those who participated in the election will be selected unanimously as the candidate of the youth movements and submitted to this defunct parliament to vote him in.
All the current candidates who refuse to take the youth movements seriously (refuse to submit their candidacy) will be dropped from the list of potential candidates.
The various Black Boxes in which that militia leaders hoarded the public funds
Sondou2 Al E3mar wa Al Tanmiyat: Black Box for Hariri clan, Seniora, Mikati and funds Moustakbal candidates
Sondou2 Al Janoub: Black Box of Nabih Berry and AMAL candidates
Sondou2 Al Mohajjareen: Black Box for Walid Jumblat and funds his candidates
Sondou2 Majless Nouwab for its maintenance and security: Black Box for Nabih Berry
Sondou2 wizart al 3amal: Black Box for Kataeb, 2azzi and 7arb
Sondou2 al Kahraba2 (electricity): every leader in a district gets his share from the private providers
Sondou2 al zeft: Black Box for the deputies to asphalt their roads
Sondou2 al Autostrad al 3arabi
Sondou2 mashrou3 al Litany
Solidair: Black Box for the Hariri clan and Senior to invest for The Gulf Emirs in prime Beirut Real Estates
Sukleen: Garbage collection Black Box for the Hariri, Fouad Seniora (former PM) and Jumblat
Every cultural event is headed by the wives of the militia leaders
Keep adding to this list
Sontou2 Al Inma2 wa Al 2e3mar (Al Moustakbal Black Box) is supposedly out of the picture in selecting al matamers or getting involved with the environment.
Lejnat al bi2at fi al wizarat tajtame3 wa tou7awer (negotiate) al 7erak al sha3bi for the short term and sustainable resolution of the garbage crisis.
Apparently, the government is keeping Sondou2 al e3mar as the prime contractor for the preparation of the matamers. A move that is illegal since it is the municipality that is responsible for contracting out these public works.
The strategy of the various youth movements is developing and starting to take form:
1. The Garbage crisis is the first and primary demand. Because the waste touches the 5 senses and does not require abstract concepts to make sense. And because the garbage is the primary item that the government is unable to find a sustainable resolution.
2. Each movement adds another demands to the list of urgent deficiencies in this militia highway robber system.
3. The details of the alternative proportional election law is being fine-tuned and will be presented as the youth alternative in any official discussions
4. The youth of districts outside Beirut are earnestly getting involved to present their own specific worries and problems, such as lack of public hospital, public schools, public universities, public institutions to facilitate the daily life of the remote areas.
Shou bek Shehayyeb, enta wa khoubara2ak? Ba3dak n3annad tostolha 3aleina?
Elnelak ma fi fate7 lel matamer, wala le nhar wa7ed
Ma badna matamer. La bi 3akkar, la bi Nabatiyeh, la Bil Masna3, la bil jabal…
Shou bek Shehayyeb, enta wa khoubara2ak ma 2abideen al 7erak?
Leish moush 3am tetssamma3ou 3ala mataleb al 7erak?
Al 7erak has started expressing his alternative election law: Charbel Nahas (former minister) is handling the political education process, and the people are catching up fast and steadily
It is feasible. If Tawelat 7ewar agreed on:
1. Electing a President for a single year in order to care for the “smooth” application of the procedures and protocols for running legitimately this rotten system
2. Agreeing on a proportional election law and voting on one of the alternatives that have been discussed at length for over 3 years
3. Agreeing during the Hewar on a reduced government and the potential ministers to get to work right after the President is chosen. It is all ter2e3 bi ter2e3.
Wa al 7erak moustamer
Yesterday I learned the name of another hunger striker: Hassan Kotaich? We get to know them as they are carried away to hospital. La men 2edon wa la men ejron
I think my mother will support me for hunger strike, if I include quitting smoking. Till death…
The militia leaders are Not afraid of the new heros: They dread the young masses who will defy them at election time.
Now that the militia leaders stuffed enough money in their bank accounts, Berry is contemplating contracting out a larger Table (tawelat). Not to feed the famished Lebanese.
Other minor players, like the Hanged One of the Interior, are erecting taller fences and in iron.
I already sent the message: Occupy the ministry of public work. Just for reminding the minister of the incoming catastrophe
The dignity of an entire generation will be trampled if the youth failed to gather on Sept.9 (date of the meeting of militia leaders).
Tawelat al Hewar is to gain more time in order to disband the youth movements.
Most probably, the meeting of the militia leaders with their Godfather Berry might decide to designate a President for One year with the job of preparing for an election of the deputies.
A major new reformed election law is Not contemplated by this clan of militia leaders.
Like in Guatemala and Thailand
Waref Suleiman. Al Jurdi. And what are the name of the other 10 hunger strikers? Already 100 hours without eating.
The Red Cross was ordered not to visit and care for the hunger strikers.
The Hanged Environmental never stopped to say “Good morning” to the strikers.
How come not many paid a visit to these strikers in this weekend?
Just waiting for Sept. 9 for them to come down?
Note: Waref Suleiman was hit on his head by the security forces and detained this Sept 16, during the second Tawelat al 7ewar.
7amlat al tahweel fi al makalat wa intakadateha al laze3at dod tel3et ri7etkom wa kitabet 2ijabiyat akthar li badna ni7asebkom mouhematoha, ta7ta zaherat al mawdou3iyat, mouhematouha er3ab al sha3b liky la yanzal fi Sept 9.
Innaha wakfat hasemat.
al woukouf dod al toghmat al jabbara wa militiatouha lan tarba7 kol marrat, laken soumoud ta7adi la bodda menha wa mouwasalat al ta7addi mefta7 al 3ezzat lel shabab al makhour




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