Trying to get by...

Friday, September 30, 2005

New Arabic/English Blog Service

Salam, So Albawaba is starting a beta Blog service, and it doesn't seem bad at all, I first heard about it from Roba, and also Ammar has something to do with the project, and wonder how big would that service get, but as a new Arabic service we should all encourage it and do our share of contributing as many blog posts there as possible. Peace

Thursday, September 29, 2005

New Poem by Thamir Bin Jad3an

Salam, There was a new video of some thugs attacking 2 girls, which made the poet Thamir Bin Jad3an mad and here is his new poem Click here. Source: Yabdoo ______________________________________________________________
نعم وأقسم بالله العظيم بأنني سوف أدفع مكافأة عشرة ألالاف ريال (000ر10) سعودي لمن يدلي لي بمعلومات تؤدي للقبض على هؤلاء الخارجين عن الدين والعرف والتربية وهذه صورهم أخساهم الله أقسم بالله العظيم مرة أخرى بأنني سأدفع هذا المبلغ لمن يساعد في القبض على هذه الحيوانات وكل الشكر لمن ساهم في وضع صورهم وأيضاً لمشرفي الساحة السياسية لإبقاء هذا الموضوع فيها عنواني للمراسلة بخصوص هذا الموضوع فقط هو أختكم في الله بنبان

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Busy Message


Salam, Tonight I was watching one of my favorite TV shows NCIS, the new season started last week, the last episode of the last season was shocking where one of their team member was shot by an Israeli sniper a Mosad agent, whois supposedly lying to the CIA by telling them he is about to uncover some Muslim cell in the US. Well, the NCIS team believes he was the killer but everybody else don't, and this Mosad agent( Ari ) send a decoy to try to kill the leader of the team but ended up being shot,, it was too easy... So the NCIS didn't buy it. TIME OUT: guess what was the decoy's name? Yup you guessed it, ( MOHAMMED ). What a twist eh? And, I was also surprised how the NCIS team didn't fall for it and knew it wa s a Mosad Agent not Mohammad. interesting....

Galilee Flowers

Galilee Flowers (new updated edition) is out! If you haven't got the book yet, now you can buy this new updated edition on and soon via Amazon. The French publisher of this book is under trial, while the first print (in French) was burned on the instigation of LICRA, a French Jewish organisation. This is the original English-language version. The new edition is of pocket-size, costs less ($17.99) and includes some new essays as well as the original ones. The book has also a new subtitle: if the book of Dershowitz is called "The Case for Israel", and a new book of our good friend Michael Neumann is called The Case against Israel, this book is called The Case for Palestine and Israel united in love to the Holy Land. One of the latest attacks on Galilee Flowers comes from a German Back Cover: This extremely controversial bestselling book about an Israeli’s love to Palestine and Palestinians acquired its cult following when it was published in the Web under the title Galilee Flowers, while its first printed edition was called Flowers of Galilee. This second updated and corrected edition reverts to the original title. “I am deeply in love with the Holy Land,” writes Israel Shamir. “but it is not a dead object. It is a living country. Palestinians are her soul . . . To love a country and wish away her inhabitants is a kind of necrophiliac’s romance.” The war in the Holy Land is presented as the centre-stage of the world-wide struggle of ideas, against a backdrop of such momentous modern developments as the growing influence of American Jewry, the decline of the Left, the ascent of Globalisation, the first steps of the anti-Globalisation movement, and the outbreak of World War Three with America and Israel against the World.” While seeking the Liberation of Palestine, the author pursues another broader goal as well: the Liberation of Public Discourse. A great intellectual and spiritual adventure into uncharted waters by the “Khalil Gibran of our time”, “a wonderful Hebrew Prophet”, Israel Shamir. It was only through the accidental access to the writings of the prophetic and eloquent Jewish dissident Israel Shamir that I learned the deep, true and historically connected story of Palestine. And why in the words of John Pilger: Palestine Is Still the Issue. Why that is so may be summed up in this quote from Shamir: “Israel/Palestine is the model of the world the American elites want to create. Its peasants and their flocks die of thirst, while the chosen folk lounge by swimming pools on the hilltop. It has a huge army and it has many imported labourers without any rights. In order to turn all the world into Palestine, they began now their World War Three against the Third World.” Influenced by John Ruskin, Simone Weil, Franz Fanon, T. S. Eliot and Edward Said, Israel Shamir rejects the “twin temptation of Mammon and Zionism” in the name of compassion with “the sturdy peasants” of his adoptive homeland. Owen Owens. Also by Israel Shamir: Pardes, Surge Books 2005, ISBN 1-4196-0601-8 Our Lady of Sorrow, Surge Books 2005 ISBN 1-4196-0835-5 Israel Adam Shamir is a leading Israeli writer and intellectual turned dissident. A native of Novosibirsk, Siberia, Israel Shamir came to Israel in 1969, served as paratrooper in the army and fought in the 1973 war, but later became disenchanted with Zionism and its Jewish State project. Shamir’s literary œvres include The Pine and the Olive, the story of Palestine/Israel in space and time, and bestselling Galilee Flowers (2004). He also translated a medieval treatise on the Talmud into English, and the works of Israeli Nobel Prize winner, S.Y. Agnon, the Odyssey of Homer and James Joyce’s Ulysses, into Russian. As a journalist, Shamir has reported for Israel Radio, the BBC, and for major newspapers and media services in Israel, Russia, Japan and elsewhere. He was a parliamentary spokesman for Israeli Socialist Party Mapam. In response to the second Palestinian Intifada, Shamir has become a leading champion of the “One Man, One Vote, One State” solution in all of Palestine/Israel. Shamir’s Internet essays are widely circulated and he is hailed as one of the great humanists of our time. Shamir’s website is He lives in the mixed Jewish-Arab town of Jaffa on the Mediterranean shore described in his stories. In his 50s, Shamir is father of two sons. Cover art by Pauline Adamova, Tel Aviv, the painting by Suleiman Mansur, Jerusalem. A brilliant storyteller with a vast knowledge of history, Shamir discusses current events and their global implications with brutal honesty and tenderness. Israel Shamir’s clarity of insight and lyrical use of language to illustrate social, religious and political complexities make him the Khalil Gibran of our time. His essays portray the peaceful, pastoral landscape of the Holy Land and the humanity of its inhabitants, juxtaposed against the ugliness and inhumanity of state racism. Shamir strives to free readers from both fear and adoration of Jews. He demystifies the threat of “anti-Semitism” as a control mechanism to keep good Jews from confronting the Jewish leaders responsible for promoting war and policies of economic inequality. He dreams of a world where the descendants of Jews and Palestinians will be able to live as equals, intermarry, and create a new race of people. Israel Shamir’s proposal is the only viable option for a lasting peace in the Middle East. Karin M. Friedemann, World View News Service The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences Shamir, who does not get much mention in the "respectable" press, seems to me a noble spirit and a penetrating analyst of the world scene today. His love of the Holy Land, of the Palestinians, and indeed of his fellow Jews, shines in his writing. I shall be interested to see if my notion of him as a giant of world literature and as a paradigm of virtuous political protest, holds up in the years ahead. My guess is it will. Tom White, Culture Wars Magazine

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Mercury Grand Marquis

OK, admitting the fact that blogs has better ranks when googling, Here is my shameless plug: I'm looking for Mercury Grand Marquis Nationwide, from 1995-2004 . If you are a dealer and need to find someone to buy all your trade ins, I'm your man, email me : Cheers :-) Peace

Friday, September 23, 2005

Where do you stand morally?

So where do you stand morally? This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line. THE SITUATION: You are in New Orleans to be specific. There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions. You are photo journalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless.You're trying to shoot career-making photos.There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury. ____________________________________________________________ THE TEST: Suddenly you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer.Somehow the man looks familiar.You suddenly realize who it is.It's the President, George W. Bush.

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever. You have two options:

1- you can save the life of thePresident, or 2- you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo,documenting the death of one of the world's most famous men.


THE QUESTION: Here's the question, and please give an honest answer....... Would you select high contrast colour film,or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?! Peace :-)

Dave Chappelle

OK, One of my all time favorite comedy shows is The Dave Chappelle Show. I don't get his show on TV anymore but I check him out on Comedy Central from time to time. Here are the funniest 2 episodes of his show that when I watch them I can't stop cracking up like a hyena; 1- Chappelle's Show: Wayne Brady Here are my favorite lines: -Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch? -Goodevevning Bitches. - It's me baby, we black actors, we black actors. 2- Chappelle's Show: Black Bush Here is my all time favorite line: - Oil? What Oil?! Bitch you Cooking? Peace

Thursday, September 22, 2005

ACC Celebrates 'Women of Achievement' in Michigan

ADC Press Release: ACC Celebrates 'Women of Achievement' in Michigan Oakar to Receive 'Civil Rights Award' Washington, DC, September 22, 2005--Hon. Mary Rose Oakar, President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), will be receiving the American and Chaldean Council (ACC) 2005 'Civil Rights Award' for her work and dedication in the area of civil rights. Oakar will receive the award at ACC's 26th Annual Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala on Saturday, September 24, in Detroit, Michigan at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.ACC's Gala will attract more than 1500 guests, including leaders representing national and state policy-making, members of the judiciary, leaders of the corporate world and health care industries, and educational institutions and foundations.Other honoree include: Jane Arraf, CNN's Senior Baghdad Correspondent; Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan; Helen Daoud, Philanthropist; Irma Elder, President/CEO of Elder Automotive Group; Barbara Farrah, State Representative, Michigan; Maya Hammoud, University of Michigan; Pricilla Khoury, Member of the Board of Director, ACC; Captain Katrina Mathews, Salvation Army; Iman Mohamed, Medical College of Ohio; and Nida Samona, Michigan Liquor Control Commission.ACC is recognized as the largest human services organization serving the needs of the Arab and Chaldean population. They offer programs to assist the newly arrived immigrants adjust to their new environment. They also serve over 80,000 clients annually with over 50 specialized services. The programs offered by ACC include state sponsored Workfirst and Placement programs, Behavioral Health, Public and Primary Health Care, Cultural Tapestry, and Youth Centered Enrichment and Leadership Programs.ACC was founded in 1979 in Michigan and is the largest community based, human service organization assisting the Middle Eastern communities in the U.S., providing services specifically tailored for this unique population. ACC will mark this year 26 years of dedicated human services for its local communities and determination to making a difference as a leading educational, employment and health care human services organizations.For more information on the Gala and about ACC, please see: or read their press release below. ______________________________________________________________________PRESS RELEASE FROM ACCThe Arab American and Chaldean Celebrate Women of AchievementSeptember 21, 2005Detroit, Mich., - On Saturday, September 24th at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, 6 p.m., the Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) will host Celebrating Women of Achievement at its 26th Annual Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala.The evening's theme is a tribute to all women, honoring their extraordinary leadership and accomplishments. President and CEO of the Chrysler Group Dieter Zetsche is the evenings Keynote Speaker and recipient of the 2005 International Leadership Award. DaimlerChrysler has been identified by ACC as the leading Detroit based corporation in recognizing the pioneering spirit of women and promoting their accomplishments.The evening's program will be emceed by specialty reporter Paula Tutman of WDIV Channel 4. This year’s 2005 honorees are: - Jane Arraf, Senior Baghdad Correspondent, CNN - Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan - Helen Daoud, Philanthropist - Irma Elder, President/CEO, Elder Automotive Group - Barbara Farrah, State Representative, State of Michigan - Maya Hammoud, M.D., University of Michigan - Priscilla Khoury, ACC Board Member - Captain Katrina Mathews, Salvation Army- Iman Mohamed, M.D., Medical College of Ohio - Honorable Mary Rose Oakar, President, American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee - Nida Samona, Michigan Liquor Control Commission, State of MichiganACC is proud to celebrate as we continue to make a difference in our communities as the leading educational, employment and healthcare human services organization. This year's gala will attract more than 1,500 guests, including leaders representing national and state policy-making, members of the judiciary, leaders of the corporate world and health care industries, and educational institutions and foundations. Last year, ACC hosted The Prince of Jordan His Excellency Prince Hamzah and Princess Noor of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.Tickets are still available; please call 248-559-1990 for more information.ACC is the largest non-profit human service organization to provide services to the Middle Eastern Community in Southeast Michigan. For more information onACC services, please visit us at ________________________________________________________________________Celebrate ADC's 25 Years of Dedicated Service to Civil and Human Rights by:CONTRIBUTING TO AND/OR JOINING ADC more information, contact Laila Al-Qatami at:American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)4201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20008Tel: 202-244-2990 Fax 202-244-3196 E-mail:

Identity Crisis :-)

Handbook For Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents

Salam, I got 2 firends to start Blogging in the past 10 days, and to help them get a jump start in the Blogging World here is an interesting post at Mostafa Hussein - Blogging on the wrong side about a handbook for Bloggers by :Reporters Without Borders. it's a PDF file. Check this out Contents: Bloggers, the new heralds of free expression What’s a blog ? The language of blogging Choosing the best tool How to set up and run a blog What ethics should bloggers have ? Getting your blog picked up by search-engines What really makes a blog shine ? Personal accounts: - Germany - Bahrain - USA - Hong Kong - Iran - Nepal How to blog anonymously Technical ways to get round censorship Ensuring your e-mail is truly private Internet-censor world championship Peace.

Gentlemen, Welcome to SaveMyAss!

OK, Whoever came up with this idea is a genius :-) Check it out: SaveMyAss is a personal assistant that keeps your girlfriend or wife happy by sending her flowers on your behalf, on a regular but semi-random basis. Why do I need this? If you're a successful professional whose career demands the bulk of your time, you know the problem. You want her to be happy, but you're busy and it's hard to be on top of flowers when you have deals closing or decks to finish. Sign up for this service once, and we'll take care of the rest. She'll be happy, you'll be happy. How does it work? You provide us with your billing info and her delivery address. We'll periodically send her flowers every 4-6 weeks. We'll notify you before each order, and you can edit them in advance, if you'd like. We'll schedule flowers for all the obligatory dates she expects (Valentine's, Anniversaries, etc.) and we'll score you points by making deliveries she doesn't expect. Read More.....

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

"Men Are From Mars, Women Are FromVenus"

Here is a funny one by my friend Hiro (Ahmad): The below is funny as hell... Here's a prime example of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are FromVenus" offered by an English professor from the University of Phoenix: The professor told his class one day: "Today we will experiment witha new form called the tandem story. The process is simple. Eachperson will pair off with the person sitting to his or herimmediate right. As homework tonight, one of you will write the firstparagraph of a short story. You will e-mail your partner thatparagraph and send another copy to me. The partner will read thefirst paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story andsend it back, also sending another copy to me.The first person will then add a third paragraph, and so onback-and-forth. Remember to re-read what has been written eachtime in order to keep the story coherent.There is to be absolutely NO talking outside of the e-mails andanything you wish to say must be written in the e-mail. The storyis over when both agree a conclusion has been reached."The following was actually turned in by two of his Englishstudents: Rebecca and Gary. THE STORY: (first paragraph by Rebecca) At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. The chamomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times, that he liked chamomile. But she felt she must now, at all costs, keep her mind off Carl. His possessiveness was suffocating, and if she thought about him too much her asthma started acting up again. So chamomile was out of the question. (second paragraph by Gary) Meanwhile, Advance Sergeant Carl Harris, leader of the attack squadron now in orbit over Skylon 4, had more important things to think about than the neuroses of an air-headed asthmatic bimbo named Laurie with whom he had spent one sweaty night over a year ago. "A.S. Harris to Geostation 17," he said into his transgalactic communicator. "Polar orbit established. No sign of resistance so far..." But before he could sign off a bluish particle beam flashed out of nowhere and blasted a hole through his ship's cargo bay. The jolt from the direct hit sent him flying out of his seat and across the cockpit. (Rebecca) He bumped his head and died almost immediately, but not before he felt one last pang of regret for psychically brutalizing the one woman who had ever had feelings for him. Soon afterwards, Earth stopped its pointless hostilities towards the peaceful farmers of Skylon 4. "Congress Passes Law Permanently Abolishing War and Space Travel," Laurie read in her newspaper one morning. The news simultaneously excited her and bored her. She stared out the window, dreaming of her youth, when the days had passed unhurriedly and carefree, with no newspaper to read, no television to distract her from her sense of innocent wonder at all the beautiful things around her. "Why must one lose one's innocence to become a woman?" she pondered wistfully. (Gary ) Little did she know, but she had less than 10 seconds to live. Thousands of miles above the city, the Anu'udrian mothership launched the first of its lithium fusion missiles. The dim-witted wimpy peaceniks who pushed the Unilateral Aerospace disarmament Treaty through the congress had left Earth a defenseless target for the hostile alien empires who were determined to destroy the human race. Within two hours after the passage of the treaty the Anu'udrian ships were on course for Earth, carrying enough firepower to pulverize the entire planet. With no one to stop them, they swiftly initiated their diabolical plan. The lithium fusion missile entered the atmosphere unimpeded. The President, in his top-secret mobile submarine headquarters on the ocean floor off the coast of Guam, felt the inconceivably massive explosion, which vaporized poor, stupid Laurie. (Rebecca) This is absurd. I refuse to continue this mockery of literature. My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent. (Gary) Yeah? Well, my writing partner is a self-centered tedious neurotic whose attempts at writing are the literary equivalent of Valium. "Oh, shall I have chamomile tea? Or shall I have some other sort of F--KING TEA??? Oh no, what am I to do? I'm such an air headed bimbo who reads too many Danielle Steele novels!" (Rebecca) A**hole. (Gary) B**ch (Rebecca) F__K YOU - YOU NEANDERTHAL! (Gary) Go drink some tea - whore. (TEACHER) A+ - I really liked this one. -- HiRo Hero for Hire

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Ayman Won Ya Gama3ah

Salam, Here is Ayman beating me 10-9 but ofcourse that's nothing compared to the last time I beat him which was 6-0. :-) Peace

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Ted Turner

Salam, I was watching David Letterman show last night, and one of his guests was Ted Turner, I was ver impressed with the interview and all what Turner has done and his attitude toward the war and how he is a peace man. Here is something Mr. Turner said:
" Ted believes good education and health care and a better standard of living is the best way to fight terrorism. Provide them with the above and they won't want to blow themselves up or go to war. He points out that the United States spends $400-500 billion a year on their military budget. The rest of the world spends the same amount. Is all that money spent on the military spent wisely? In a speech earlier this year, Ted went through a laundry list of the leading social problems around the world and the dollar cost of fixing them. For instance:-$15 billion a year for universal primary education of all children.-$4 billion a year for adult literacy-$10 billion a year for reproductive health and family planningOn and on and on Ted spelled it out in this speech. Total cost: $62 billion a year. He reminds us that the United States spends $500 billion on the military alone each year. And the U.S. wouldn't have to pay the entire $62 billion; it would be spread out across the world. "You don't stop terrorism with tanks, you stop it with hope," says Ted. Dang it, it makes sense to me. " Then I also read this email from AL-AWDA about US aid to Israel: Total Direct Aid to Israel Conservatively Estimated at Almost $105 Billion By Shirl McArthur TABLE 1. RECENT U.S. AID TO ISRAEL(millions of dollars) Year Total Grant 1949-1996 68,030.9 1997 3,132.1 1998 3,080.0 1999 3,010.0 2000 4,129.1 2001 2,873.8 2002 2,848.0 2003 est. 3,741.1 2004 est. 2,687.3 Total: 93,534.6 Notes: The economic grant was earmarked for $960 million for FY2000 but was reduced to meet the 0.38% recision. FY2000 military grants include $1.2 billion for the Wye agreement and $1.92 billion in annual military aid. Final amounts for FY2003 are reduced by 0.65% mandated recision, and final amounts for FY2004 are reduced by 0.59%. Source: CRS Issue Brief, Israel: U.S. Foreign Assistance, updated Dec. 9, 2004. _______________________________________________________________ Shirl McArthur, a retired U.S. foreign service officer, is a consultant in the Washington, DC area. Peace

Palestinian Refugees Donate to Survivors of Hurricane Katrina

Palestinian Refugees Donate to Survivors of Hurricane Katrina Report, PTT, 13 September 2005 RAMALLAH -- Palestinian refugees, moved by the plight of survivors of Hurricane Katrina will present US Consul-General, Jake Wallace, with a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross. The donation will be given today (13 September 2005) at 12 noon at the President’s Office in Ramallah. Dr. Rafiq Husseini, Chief of Staff of President Mahmoud Abbas will offer the donation on behalf of the President and Palestinian refugees. The donation will be earmarked to those survivors most affected by the Hurricane – the displaced poor, elderly and disabled. Money was recently collected by Palestinian refugees in the refugee camps of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.Commenting on the donation, President Abbas notes, "On behalf of the Palestinian people and, in particular, the refugee communities of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, I wish to express our deepest sympathy with the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. With our humble donation, we feel it is important to show our concern since Palestinians know all too well the pain and hardship caused by being a refugee. We pray that they will soon be able to return to their homes." More Information Diana Buttu, Tel: +972-599-604-657

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

New Bloger

Salam, I would like to introduce a new friend to the blog world :-) Majdooleh ________________________________________________________________ Now you can Search Blogs by Google . ________________________________________________________________ Tagged by thelivedexperience "Thanks for the Tag :-)":
  • Seven things you plan to do before you die: 1) Finish Grad school. 2) Put my wife through school. 3) Attend my kids graduations. 4) Pay off my Debts & Dues. 5) Make peace with myself/old friends/family. 6) Go to Haj. 7) visit Algeria one more time.

  • Seven things you can do: 1) I can fix computers. 2) I can make a mean dish of (FOOL). 3) I can tell you everything you need to know about Cellphones in the states. 4) I can almost research anything on the internet. 5) I can play the Tablah. 6) I can draw Mickey Mouse face. 7) I can whistle most Om Kalthoum songs.

  • Seven things you say most: 1) Jazaka Allah kher. 2) Allah yehdeeh. 3) Brinji. 4) Kashal. 5) 3azchanat. 6) For Shizzle. 7) Y'all aint from around here?

  • Seven things You can't do: 1) I can't play the Oud. 2) I can't play the keyboard. 3) I can't sing if my life depended on it. 4) I can't code. 5) I cant seem to learn ACCESS. 6) I can't say: Title Clerk when they are together. 7) I can't fix cars.

  • Seven things that attract you to the opposite sex: 1) Wit. 2) Humor. 3) Uniqueness. 4) Genuinity. 5) Spirituality. 6) Class. 7) Love for kids.


OK this is silly I know, but bare with moi :-) So, I got me a new cellphone and as you know cellphones in the US are are so old fashion, the ME and the rest of the world got us beat in that area. So, I'm trying to add real music to my mobile cause its capable of playing real music, well to buy one through my carrier its about $3 almost, but there is always a short cut. First you would need the Datacable, then let's hope it has a software with the cable, mine was a freebie from a friend and it didn't have one, so what I did is go to the manufacture site (SonyEricsson) and searched for my phone (Z500a) and then downloaded the software that syncs sounds and pics to and from my PC to my phone. Well, now we are half way there, all I'm missing is music, after reading around a full MP3 song wont fit on my phone it has to be about 20 second long only. so there is the hard way and the easy way. Ofcourse I went for the easy way which is go to Walmart music section and each CD should have asample of its songs in MP3 format which is the exact size I need for my cellphone. And again Walmart came to the rescue :-) so I downloaded loads of clips and uploaded them to my phone, the funny part Walmart has some Arabic music aswell. Peace

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

My friend sent me a pic of Odetobliss. I'm not gonna stretch this any longer, I just wanted to say : Rest in Peace Ode. One last time.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

OdetoBliss :-(

Salam, I got a bad news email this early morning. OdetoBliss is an old IRC friend who we kept in touch through MSN for the longest merely because me and him share the same age, well he never got married, he was well spoken and read a lot of books ( book worm), me and him were always talking about our plans, the same dreaded question( Stay in the US or move back to the Middle East), He finally made that move and moved back to Jordan, there he started translating and he did so good that he was making very good money. I always told him settle down and get something good going so when I come I got a hookup. One of the guys from Birmingham, Alabama went to Jordan and proposed to a girl who happened to be OdetoBliss's cousin, so to ask about the guy Ode emailed me asking about him, and as costumed I asked around for him and now my friend and his wife and their new born are back in Birmingham, Alabama. Well, 6 months ago he vanished from my list, he wont sign on, so I figured out he either moved on and got married, or he simply put all his MSN list on block ( like I sometimes do when I'm down), didn't think much of it, he would show back up again for sure. This morning I wake up to review my exam and here is the dreaded email about OdetoBliss diagnosed with leukemia 6 months ago and passed away 4 days ago, he was only 37 years old :-( Inna lillah wa inna elayhi raje3oon. Peace :-(

Thursday, September 08, 2005


The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321. The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night. "Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes. Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump." If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard. If the population of China walked past you in single line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left. A snail can sleep for 3 years. China has more English speakers than the United States. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Via Phalasteen Blog


In a soccer match between the teams Switzerland and "Israel", 4 protestors raised banners saying: "Free Palestine, and Boycott Apartheid”Go Switzerland Via Palestineblogs Via: Phalasteen Blog Peace

Musical Tag

Salam, Tagged by nasimjo.
  • Please Mention the Artists/Bands that makes the biggest part of your musical collection in Minutes (Ex: Metallica = 570:55 Mins , Opeth= 470:04 Mins). Too many minutes to calculate :-)
  • Please Mention the Artists/Bands you have FULL Collections by them, all the CDs, all the Demos, & even Concerts & gigs. Um Kalthoum- Abdel Halim- (Nawal Bio, Songs)- (Asalah Bio Songs)- Abdel Majed- Warda- Creed- Pearl Jam- Guns 'n Roses- Pink Floyd- Sade- Andain- Prince- Kanye West- 50 cents- Tupac- Biggie- Missy Elliot- Bee Gees- ABBA- Andrea Bocelli- Palestinian songs
  • Please Mention Musical Sets that you conside "Precious" in your collection (Ex: The Jimi Hendrix Experience (4 CDs Box Set). None.
  • Please Mention the latest album you had in your so-called personal Music collection. Havent bought any in ages.
  • Please Mention the Oldest album you had in your so-called personal Music collection. My entire collection is old.
  • Please mention any Vinyls you may own. 3 years ago I met this old Lebanese/American old man who started hanging out at my store and while conversating he asked me if I would buy an old box full of old Arabic Records from him, and I did. Here is the full list: Hanan: Walyobil alfiddi ( dont ask!) Reyad Alsunbaty: Roba3eyat Alkhayam. Hiyam Younis: Safir ya Habeeby werja3. Abdelwahab various records. Various Artists: Lina Lina Ya Lina. Um Kalthoum various records. Laila Murad Mona Marachly: La tasalny. Majida El roumi Abdel Halim various recods. Fahd Ballan: Hit songs (Arabic James Bond LOL) Warda: We malo. Ammar Alshare3y Music. Rajaa Abdo farid Atrash Variou sRecords. Fairuz Various Records. Orchestra Tewfic Basha. Fayza Ahmed. Nazem Alghazali. Azar Habib: Nana. Sabah Fakhry. Mariam Ataya. Melhem Barakat: Rahbaneyat. Omar Khourshid. Nahad tarabay: Ana loubnani. Needless to say they are all mint condition :-)
  • Please Mention Albums/singles from your collection that your proud to have! My records.
  • Please Mention Radio Station you do check or tune in. NPR - Rick and Bubba Morning Show- Coast to coast (A.M after midnight).

I'm Tagging reema- , raindrop , salted-caramel , Mira , Muslim Artist and Jad Madi .


برج مخ ما في (الثور
: أنت ما في يطلع من بيت هذا أسبوع، واجد مشكل في طريق ممكن حصل يمكن أنت يكون فكر في حبيبة مال أنت..... يجي سيارة كبير واجد (يقصد تريلا) يدوس أنت بعدين يسوي أنت شاورمة
برج مال جوز ( الجوزاء ) :
شغل واجد في هذا أسبوع، بس فلوس ما في حصل.. شوي صبر الله كريم...
برج مال قبقب (السرطان):
لازم شوية سياسة مع كفيل مال أنت، هذا كفيل ممكن فنش أنت إذا ما في يسير زين..أنت كله كلام جميل حق أرباب...بعدين أنت يصير مدير
برج مال أسد:
فكير.ويوم حصل واجد فلوس، واحد يوم كل هذا فلوس روح، أخر يوم أنت في مسكين...فكير ...يروح يغسل سيارات
برج ما في عروس (عذراء):
جنجال مع رفيق... مشكل مع صديق... مسخرة مع نفرات في طريق.....لسان واجد تويل...أنت يروح شرطة......كنسل إقامة.. وبعدين روح أنت انديا... (يعني تسفير للهند)
برج مال ميزان:
شرطة سوي زيارة مال بيت أنت، بعدين أنت سوي زيارة شرطة حق مخفر .. أنت في كضية بوق فلوس مال نفر...أنت لازم يحبس 6 شهر
برج مال قروص (عقرب):
كلام شوي حار مع حرمة حق أنت، بعدين أنت ممكن روح مستشفى مال طوارئ مرة يضرب بالمقلة فوق راس مال أنت...أنت يصير نفر ما في مخ
برج مال سهم ( قوس):
شوية خراب في صحة مال أنت.. ثلاث يوم أنت مريض.. ياخذ من مستشفي سيك ليف...... باقي يوم في أسبوع صحة زين...أنت لا ياكل سمبوسة واجد...في دهن واجد.
برج مال تيس ( جدي ):
أول يوم كلش تمام.. باقي أسبوع كلش مافي تمام أنت فيه غنمات كله موت وبيت جيران مال أنت واجد يسوي جنجال... أنت لازم ما يطلع بره
برج زيلة وشامليدر (الدلو):
شوي زعلان، لأن فلوس مافي ، فواتير مال تلفون لازم سدد ، سوا كارد يخلص ويقعد ثلاثة يوم مافيه اتصال.. بنك مافي يعطي قرز.. شو سوي...غسل سيارة !!
برج مال سمك كبير (الحوت):
أنت يحصل ثوب جديد... شورت جديد.. يمكن سيكل جديد...في الصيف دهن جوز الهند لازم واجد يخلي في راس مال أنت....ممكن بعد في شغل جديد... بس ما في يتصل حق بابا ماما واجد بعدين فلوس خلاص.
برج مال غنم صغير (الحمل):
كلش نفرات مال هذا برج ما في زين هذا أسبوع، بس شو سبب ؟؟؟ ما في معلوم.. يمكن في يسوي جنجال واجد

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Syrian Bride

A movie worth watching !

Why my friend Ahmad is in love with Angelina Jolie.

Salam, Well, I have this friend who's in love with Angelina Jolie, but to me I was not on the same band wagon, simply because she wasn't my type (Salma Hayek is though :P). But my friend who's name is Ahmad (online buddy for over 7 years) elaborated and told me he is not in love with her because of her looks only, she is an activist. So I went on researching her Activist role. Check her out Here, Here, Here, Here and there : She also spent Christmas of 2004 in children hospital with children with cancer in Lebanon. Read this: JOLIE'S CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR BEIRUT CANCER KIDS . I now have more respect for Angelina and I'm afraid Salma's rank is threatened now that I know more of Jolie. P.S: there are other celebraties who are activists as well, such as : ___________________________________________________________________ Ronaldo, Read more here The checkpoints prevented Ronaldo from granting the wish of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in the Rafah refugee camp, named Hamad al-Nairib. Hamad once dreamt of becoming “the Ronaldo of Palestine,” but such hopes were dashed when an Israeli cruise missile eviscerated one of his legs. Hamad wrote the following letter, urging Ronaldo to defy the travel ban on the Gaza strip, so the two of them could “shake hands.” Here is the full text of Hamad’s letter. (Note: This letter has been widely published in the European and Middle Eastern papers but to my knowledge hasn’t appeared anywhere in the mainstream press in the United States.) “Dear Ronaldo, My name is Hamad al-Nairab, I am 12-year-old, live in the Refugee Camp of al-Shabboura in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. I like football very much, and love you very much. I am one of the supporters of the Brazilian football team. Everyday, I watch football matches on TV to see you while playing football. I used to play football in our quarter. I used to wear the yellow shirt with number 9. I hoped to visit Brazil to see you there, play with you and to take picture with you. I had a dream to be older and older and to become a famous professional footballer like you, I had a dream to be the Ronaldo of Palestine. Dear Ronaldo, I cannot play football because I lost my left leg. On May 19, 2004, me and my friends participated in a peaceful march in Rafah. The Israeli helicopters hit us with missiles. A lot of friends were killed and others wounded. On that day, I lost my leg and my dreams dead. No more playing football. I was so pleased and surprised when I heard that you are visiting our homeland Palestine. But, unfortunately, I will be not able to see you because of the Israeli checkpoints and my health condition. All of my friends love you so much, and love football, they hope just to see you even for seconds. Seeing you is one of their big dreams. I invite you to visit Rafah and beg you to agree, to award me the opportunity to shake hand with you and to take pictures with you. And to see how much the people here love you. All of them talk about you and about your visit. I hope you will not disappoint the children of Rafah and all the people here who love you. We are waiting for you, Hamad al-Nairab.” _________________________________________________________________ Richard Gear American actor Richard Gere and Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi pause for the media after their meeting at her house in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Tuesday, June 3 , 2003. ( AP Photo/Nasser Nasser) Via EI _________________________________________________________________ Ricky Martin Via Sabbah's Blog AMMAN, Jordan - On his first visit to the Middle East, Ricky Martin declared he will try to change negative perceptions of Arab youth in the West. “I promise I will become a spokesperson, if you allow me to, a spokesperson on your behalf. I will defend you and try to get rid of any stereotypes,” the 33-year-old singer told youngsters from 16 mainly Arab countries at a youth conference on Monday. The children, ages 14 to 16, expressed concern about being labeled as “terrorists” by the West. Read more.. Peace

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Live Rescue Scanner From New Orleans

Salam, Here is a rescue scanner from New Orleans. Live Scanner Via Desperately Wandering Via BoingBoing Peace

Monday, September 05, 2005

Solidarity Design

SOLIDARITY DESIGN was started up with the specific objective of helping get the Palestinian voice across the Internet by providing web-related services to Palestinian organizations. Our philosophy is that greater awareness of the Palestinian issue leads to greater support for the Palestinian cause. The advent of the Internet has presented an unsurpassed vehicle for achieving this, and we encourage activists to make maximum use of it in countering the pro-Israel media machine. SOLIDARITY DESIGN is aware that most activist groups, and most Palestinian organizations have tight budgets - therefore, we render our services to them at no profit*, effectively working "at cost". SOLIDARITY DESIGN offers the full range of Web services, including consulting, domain registration, web hosting, web design, and website promotion. * The discount is applicable to organizations which have limited budgets and fall into the following categories: i) Organizations physically located in occupied Palestine and contributing to the cause, ii) Organizations outside of Palestine that actively support the Palestinian cause. SOLIDARITY DESIGN will use its sole discretion in determining whether an organization qualifies for the discount. Kindly e-mail us your organization's mission in order to have your request processed. ______________________________________________________________ was our first website production. The website is geared towards providing information about the Palestinian intifada, including news, analysis, statistics, links, diary, martyrs list, and political cartoons. Now in its third version, features a weekly topic spotlight. Click here to ________________________________________________________________ is a site dedicated to the heroic American activist, Rachel Corrie. Rachel was mowed down by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to stop it from demolishing a Palestinian family home in Rafah, Gaza. Click here to _________________________________________________________________ sells books and documentary films about Palestine, as well as arts and crafts, and solidarity items. Its dual objective is to promote excellent resources about Palestine, as well as benefit the Palesitnian economy by marketing Palestinian-made products. A portion of the not-for-profit's proceeds go towards humanitarian relief in Gaza via the US-based charity KinderUSA. Click here to visit _________________________________________________________________ SOLIDARITY DESIGN can be reached at: E-Mail : Postal : 4750 Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 237, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, U.S.A. Peace

Updated Satellite images from New Orleans!!

Salam, Here are new Satellite images of New Orleans taken after Katrina. thanks to Carolyn & The Past Imperfect for the link. Peace

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Chuckey Cheese

Salam, Sunday morning, Laila is carving Chuckey Cheese, so me and Laila (one of those rare father / daughter bonding trips) went to Chuckey Cheese, and man oh man, its Kids Heaven, wonder what this mouse (Chuckey) is doing so right that made kids worship him, all kids 0-10 love going there. Anyways I enjoyed my quality time with Lulu and I found out Laila not only she can dance and sing, but she makes up her own lyrics too. Peace

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Kicking Ass in Pool

I and my friend Ayman play pool every now and then. Well, he plays almost daily because they got a pool table at work. So we practices almost daily, today after a meal of Chinese food, he asked me to go get my ass kicked by the master of pool (Ayman). I said why not.... Well, here he is crying like a little girl after I beat him 6-0. He later on switched to a big boy face and told me: WHAT HAPPENED AT POOL TABLES STAYS AT POOL TABLES, I DONT WANT ANYONE KNOWING ABOUT THIS. Of course I told him sure thing buddy cheer up. While in my mind I was saying: THIS IS TOTALLY GOING ON MY BLOG. Tehehehehehe, T3eesh ew tokel gheerha. Peace

Tagged !!

Salam, While playing yahoo pool reema tagged me. Uffft, yella amri lillaah :p Last book you read: Gmat Last phone number you called: My wife's Last show you watched on TV: Numb3rs Last thing you had to drink: Vimto Last thing you ate: White Cheese. Last time you cried: (would teary eyes count? if so last night) Last time you smiled: 30 Min. ago while talking to Ayman on the phone Last person you hugged: My daughter and son, so that makes the answer Omar my son. Last person you talked to on the phone: My Wife Last thing you smelled: jalapeños before I buy them. Last CD that you bought: Well it’s been a while but answering your question Creed. Last song you sang: Hayart Alby ma3ak, Wana badary Wakhaby... Last thing you laughed at: The way my son Omar talk What's in your CD player/changer: Om Kalthoum-Abdelmajeed Abdullah-Prince-Palestinian Wedding songs-Nawal-Asalah. What time did you wake up today: 5 A.M Current favorite article of clothing: Faulkner ( My University) Shirt. Favorite place to be: Home with wife and kids. Least favorite place: Jail. Do you believe in an afterlife?: Yes In Heaven or Hell: Aiming for heaven, my deeds aren't taking me there, let's hope my heart would. How tall are you: 5,11 Current favorite word: Fo Shizzle! Favorite Book: Total Money make Over by Dave Ramsey Random lyric: (1) I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky, but why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine "Black" by Pearl Jam .(2) One last cry, before I leave it all behind I’ve gotta put you outta my mind this time Stop living a lie I guess I’m down to my last cry......"One Last Cry" Brian McKnight If I could be doing anything right now, I would be: Browsing. Are you a daredevil?: Nope. Not into showing off. Have you ever told a secret you swore you'd never tell?: Yes, But I did warn them I can't keep a secret. LOL Do looks matter?: of course they do, but inner beauty is far more essential. How do you release your anger?: I get a headache, go to sleep, wakeup reformatted. :) My second home is: Hopefully (Kuwait-Jordan-Palestine). One thing I have that I wish I didn't is: My new car. All you need is: Peace of mind. Something I want but I don't really need is: 42' TV Something I need but I don't really want is: Root canal *do you...* Drink?: Switched from Soda, to O.J & water 3 years ago. Have a boyfriend/girlfriend?: Nope. Have a dream that keeps coming back?: Yes Believe there is life on other planets?: Yes. Read the newspaper?: Yes. Consider yourself tolerant of others?: Yes. Consider police a friend or foe?: my only contact with police is whenever there is trouble, and that goes under the foe category. LOL

Oh by the way I'm tagging: salted-caramel, Deser tGirl , Muslim Artist , Roba and Jad Madi

Peace :-)

My new job

Salam, Well, my new job is interesting, at the office it's me and the 2 owners, basically I'm organizing their job flow and moving their files to excel spread sheets. And attempting to move from excel to access. The operation goes like this, the company have buyers all over the south east buying mainly from auctions and some dealerships, we buy cars to Saudi (Grand Marquis, GMC, Suburban, and some lexuses). Then I have to find trucking to haul the cars to our warehouse, then I have follow-up on the title from the seller, and in the mean time make sure they get paid, (No payment/No Title). Then we have to call our forwarder and book a place for the cars on one of the carriers going to Saudi. Also I have to find a trucker to haul them to the port. Now I got all this on Excel, I need to be able to sum all that in Access. Although I took access in school but I'm not very comfortable using it. Then, the second task comes in buying cars online, there is a huge opportunity to make money from buying our requested cars from the internet, but I need to setup my job flow in a set database first then it should turn into a routine, and I would have more time looking for cars online. Peace

Friday, September 02, 2005

Vacation is Over... an open letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush

Friday, September 2nd, 2005 Dear Mr. Bush Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag. Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with? Last Thursday I was in south Florida and sat outside while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died and, as of today, there were still homes without power. That night the weatherman said this storm was on its way to New Orleans. That was Thursday! Did anybody tell you? I know you didn't want to interrupt your vacation and I know how you don't like to get bad news. Plus, you had fundraisers to go to and mothers of dead soldiers to ignore and smear. You sure showed her! I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don't let people criticize you for this -- after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike? And don't listen to those who, in the coming days, will reveal how you specifically reduced the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for New Orleans this summer for the third year in a row. You just tell them that even if you hadn't cut the money to fix those levees, there weren't going to be any Army engineers to fix them anyway because you had a much more important construction job for them -- BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ! On Day 3, when you finally left your vacation home, I have to say I was moved by how you had your Air Force One pilot descend from the clouds as you flew over New Orleans so you could catch a quick look of the disaster. Hey, I know you couldn't stop and grab a bullhorn and stand on some rubble and act like a commander in chief. Been there done that. There will be those who will try to politicize this tragedy and try to use it against you. Just have your people keep pointing that out. Respond to nothing. Even those pesky scientists who predicted this would happen because the water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hotter and hotter making a storm like this inevitable. Ignore them and all their global warming Chicken Littles. There is nothing unusual about a hurricane that was so wide it would be like having one F-4 tornado that stretched from New York to Cleveland. No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing -- NOTHING -- to do with this! You hang in there, Mr. Bush. Just try to find a few of our Army helicopters and send them there. Pretend the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are near Tikrit. Yours, Michael Moore P.S. That annoying mother, Cindy Sheehan, is no longer at your ranch. She and dozens of other relatives of the Iraqi War dead are now driving across the country, stopping in many cities along the way. Maybe you can catch up with them before they get to DC on September 21st. ---