Trying to get by...

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

50 ways to trim your budget

Salam, I liked this article off MSN; Housing and utilities: If you're struggling with an unaffordable mortgage or rent payment, moving to a cheaper place or getting a roommate may be options. Otherwise, some ways to lower your housing costs include:
  • Refinance your mortgage to get a lower rate or to switch from a 15-year mortgage to a 30-year loan.
  • Raise your deductibles on your homeowner's or renter's insurance.
  • Challenge your property-tax assessment.
  • Eliminate premium channels from your cable or satellite TV service.
  • Drop the pay TV services altogether.
  • Reduce phone extras such as call forwarding or call waiting.
  • Cancel your land line in favor of cell service (or vice versa).
  • Seek a cheaper long-distance carrier (try or ) or switch to Internet calling if you have high-speed service .
  • Investigate whether bundled service (phone, high-speed Internet and television) might save you money.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes or clothes.
  • Use a clothesline and use your dryer just to soften air-dried clothes.
  • Use shades, blinds and drapes to regulate your home temperature: Keep them open in the winter to let in light and drawn in the summer to block the sun's rays.
  • Install a programmable thermostat so your home is heated or cooled only when you're actually there.
  • Don a sweater in winter and shorts in the summer so you're not overheating or cooling your house.
  • Douse unneeded lights and turn off TVs, computers and other electronics when not in use.


Buying used cars and driving them for years is a great way to reduce your lifetime transportation expenditures. But there are other, more immediate ways to save, as well: Raise the deductibles on your auto-insurance policy.

  • Get all the discounts you deserve, such as good-driver, good-student and multiple-car discounts.
  • If you're driving less, tell your insurer; you may get a cheaper rate.
  • Cancel collision and comprehensive insurance on cars older than five to seven years.
  • Investigate carpools and public transportation, and see if your employer offers any subsidies.
  • Bike or walk as often as possible.
  • Avoid repair bills by maintaining your vehicles properly with regular oil and filter changes.
  • Group your errands and, if you have more than one car, use the vehicle with better gas mileage.


Dining out consumes about half the average family's food expenditures, so eating in more often is one of the fastest ways to trim your budget. Other ways to control costs include:

  • Bring lunches and snacks to work.
  • Cook once, eat twice: Double whatever you're making and freeze the excess for a later meal.
  • Make at least one or two meatless meals each week.
  • Avoid over-packaged, over-processed and highly advertised foods. The closer a food is to its natural state, the less it tends to cost.
  • Buy fruits and vegetables in season.
  • Cruise through your fridge daily to use items before they go bad.
  • Give up a vice (smoking, drinking, soda, salty snack foods).
  • Use the weekly grocery store circulars to see what's on sale and plan meals accordingly.

Personal insurance and retirement:

You might be tempted to cut back on your 401(k) contributions to pay off debt, but that's not a good idea, if you can possibly avoid it. Most companies with 401(k)s offer matching funds, so failing to contribute means you lose that free money. You also don't want to drop disability insurance, which protects you should illness or accident prevent you from working. Here are better areas to look for savings:

  • Consider "refinancing" your term life insurance; rates have dropped in the past decade so you might be able to qualify for a lower premium.
  • If you have a long-term disability policy, investigate the savings if you opt for a longer waiting period to reduce premiums (if you have an emergency fund or other income to bridge the gap).
  • Suspend contributions to annuities and other accounts that don't offer matching funds or tax breaks.
  • Make sure you got proper tax credit for last year's retirement contributions if your adjusted gross income was under $25,000 (for singles) or $50,000 (for couples). The retirement tax credit of up to $1,000 for lower earners is one of the most overlooked tax breaks, said MSN tax columnist Jeff Schnepper in "10 big deductions too many people miss." If you deserved this break but didn't take it, it's worth amending your return.

Health care:

Medical costs are rising at a rate much higher than general inflation, while employers are asking their workers to shoulder a bigger share of the expense. You can fight back if you:

  • Buy generic drugs.
  • Look for free and low-cost clinics.
  • Use urgent-care clinics rather than emergency rooms whenever possible.
  • Ask for discounts when you pay cash.
  • Carefully review hospital bills for errors.
  • Monitor insurance claims to make sure they get paid.

Clothing and services:

Professional organizers say most people wear just a fraction of the clothes they own. If that describes you, consider easing your budget by selling stuff you don't wear and being more careful when you shop. You can also trim what you spend on personal care and other services. For example:

  • Find out what looks good on you and stick to classic styles that won't look weird next season.
  • Inventory your wardrobe and buy pieces that work with what you already own.
  • Avoid dry-clean-only clothing.
  • Make hair appointments at beauty schools, rather than full-priced salons.
  • Drop your health club and form a walking or jogging group with friends.
  • Hold a clothing swap with friends.
  • Ask friends and relatives for hand-me-downs.
  • Give kids a clothing allowance or offer "matching funds" for what they want to buy.
  • Check out consignment and thrift stores for lightly-used items.


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

World Cup Fever

Salam, I'm not a big fan of watching sports on TV, I do play some now and then but that's about it, for those who are football fanatics, here you go: Dear Wife, 1. From 9 June to 9 July 2006, you should read the sports section of the newspaper so that you are aware of what is going on regarding the World Cup, and that way you will be able to join in the conversations. If you fail to do this, then you will be looked at in a bad way, or you will be totally ignored. DO NOT complain about not receiving any attention. 2. During the World Cup, the television is mine, at all times, without any exceptions. If you even take a glimpse of the remote control, you will lose it (your eye). 3. If you have to pass by in front of the TV during a game, I don't mind, as long as you do it crawling on the floor and without distracting me. 4. During the games I will be blind, deaf and mute, unless I require a refill of my drink or something to eat. You are out of your mind if you expect me to listen to you, open the door, answer the telephone. 5. It would be a good idea for you to keep at least 2 six packs in the fridge at all times, as well as plenty of things to nibble on, and please do not make any funny faces to my friends when they come over to watch the games. In return, you will be allowed to use the TV in the afternoon, unless they replay a good game that I missed. 6. Please, please, please!! If you see me upset because one of my teams is losing, DO NOT say "get over it, its only a game", or "don't worry, they'll win next time". If you say these things, you will only make me angrier and I will love you less. Remember, you will never ever know more about football than me and your so called "words of encouragement" will only lead to a divorce. 7. You are welcome to sit with me to watch one game and you can talk to me during halftime but only when the commercials are on, and only if the halftime score is pleasing me. In addition, please note I am saying "one" game; hence do not use the World Cup as a nice cheesy excuse to "spend time together". 8. The replays of the goals are very important. I don't care if I have seen them or I haven't seen them, I want to see them again. Many times. 9. Tell your friends NOT to have any babies, or any other child related parties or gatherings that requires my attendance because: a) I will not go, b) I will not go, and c) I will not go. 10. But, if a friend of mine invites us to his house on a Sunday to watch a game, we will be there in a flash. 11. The daily World Cup highlights show on TV every night is just as important as the games themselves. Do not even think about saying "but you have already seen this...why don't you change the channel to something we can all watch?" because, the reply will be, "Refer to Rule #2 of this list". 12. And finally, please save your expressions such as "Thank God the World Cup is only every 4 years". I am immune to these words, because after this comes the Champions League, Italian League, Spanish League, Premier League, FA Cup, etc. Thank you for your cooperation. Your Loving Husband

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Sorry I had to do this to you!

Salam, Here is another addictive online game.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Peace Takes Courage

Salam, I want everyone who stumbles upon this blog to take a minute or two to humor me if you don't mind. When I asks you to close your eyes and think of someone who's 15 years old in the Middle East. Most of the images you guys gonna come up with would be a careless teen or someone who has no clue with their surroundings. Now, let me introduce you to a fellow ALABAMA 15 years girl, her name is Ava Lowrey; Peace Takes Courage is a project by Ava Lowrey. Ava is a 15 year old student and peace activist from Alabama. In Mid-March 2005, she created her first animation. Since then she has made over 70 animations, many of them about the war in Iraq. In April 2006, Cindy Sheehan wrote an article about Ava and her effort to promote peace through this website. Ava has been featured on Progressive Magazine online,,,, and other sites. If you would like to schedule an interview with Ava please email us at: Here are some of her Animations: 5/08/2006New AnimationWhat Will You Do? 4/27/2006New AnimationThe 32% 4/20/2006New AnimationImpeach the 'Decider' 4/12/2006New AnimationThe Time is Now 4/08/2006New AnimationBroken Promises Please visit her blog and give her a word of encouragement if you like what she do for PEACE. PEACE

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Inside Look at Torture (and Higher-Ups) on Trial

Hello, Starting today, HRF attorney Hina Shamsi is monitoring the important court martial of dog handler Army Sgt. Santos A. Cardona, charged with cruelty and assault committed at Abu Ghraib. The role of higher-ups (both in the military and Secretary Rumsfeld’s Office) should finally come under intense scrutiny during Cardona’s trial, which should prove very interesting to follow. You can read Hina’s daily report from the trial by clicking here: Or you can go directly to the source with your questions by emailing Hina at She will be checking email periodically. Cardona’s lawyers are expected to call Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller to the stand. Gen. Miller has been a central figure in much of the detainee abuse scandal, with many questions not fully examined regarding his role and that of the Pentagon in establishing abusive interrogation and detention policies. It’s clear from testimony of other officers that senior leaders bear significant responsibility not only for the abuses at Abu Ghraib, but also throughout Iraq, Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay. We’re hoping you will help us increase public awareness about this lack of accountability – and shine a spotlight on the important proceedings as they unfold this week. This week we hope to find out: Who ordered what? What was the policy? When were interrogation approaches like the use of dogs, sleep deprivation and nudity authorized or prohibited or permitted? Hopefully we will get some answers. We hope that you stay tuned, and that you tune in your readers as well! Thanks so much, Amelia Field On behalf of Human Rights First

The Wall of Hate

Salam, Here is another email from my friend Ahmad;
Please take 5 minutes (literally) of your time to see this video clip. Then please send it to everyone and to any American who has a heart to see what he or she is paying for without really knowing about it. Once again, this is a humanitarian issue. Irrespective of religion or belief, what is happening is wrong and needs to be seen and heard.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Today House Votes on Palestinian Sanctions Bill

TAKE ACTION: House Votes TODAY on Palestinian Sanctions Monday, May 22, 2006
Do you think that Palestinians should be subjected to draconian sanctions for voting?
If not, then we NEED you to please pick up the phone TODAY and call your Representative because the House is voting tonight, Monday, May 22, on HR4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006.

Call the Capitol switchboard today toll-free at 1-888-355-3588 and ask for your Representative, or call them directly by looking up their numbers here. Even if you've already contacted your Representative before on this issue, please call again today!

If you've ever doubted your ability to have an effect on your Representative, here is some tangible proof that your efforts are paying off:

* Every Member of Congress has received a fax from the US Campaign of a petition signed by more than 330 US-based organizations opposed to HR4681.
* Despite intense arm-twisting and hysterical emails from AIPAC, close to 140 Representatives have refused to co-sponsor HR4681. AIPAC has even acknowledged the intense grassroots opposition to this bill. In an email to their supporters, AIPAC states that "Around the country the opponents of this bill are engaging in grassroots activism in opposition to it and it is important that Congress hear from the bill's supporters."
* Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-4) has banned AIPAC from her office until it apologizes for equating her committee vote against HR4681 to "support for terrorists". In a letter to AIPAC, Rep. McCollum states that "During my nineteen years serving in elected office, including the past five years as a Member of Congress, never has my name and reputation been maligned or smeared as it was last week by a representative of AIPAC."
* Reps. David Price (D-NC-4), Lois Capps (D-CA-23), Ray LaHood (R-IL-18), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3) issued a Dear Colleague letter against HR4681. These Representatives criticized the bill on the grounds that it "would prohibit all assistance to the Palestinian people, other than narrowly-defined categories of humanitarian aid (excluding, for example, education and economic development)."
* Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA-7) entered a scathing critique of HR4681 in the Congressional Record in which he asked "And what can we expect if we turn our backs on the real and growing humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people? It doesn't make sense to put restrictions on funding the NGOs that provide the Palestinian people with hospitals and schools. As a medical doctor, I am gravely concerned about the fate of millions of innocent Palestinians who rely on international aid for food, health care, and for developing their economy and businesses. Recent news reports say that international sanctions are preventing hospitals in Gaza from providing dialysis machines for patients, and they may not be able to supply immunizations to children. The World Health Organization sees a 'rapid decline of the public health system.....towards a possible collapse.' This bill will only make the already dire situation even worse. As a doctor I took an oath to heal. As a nation, we took an oath to lead. Allowing innocent Palestinians to go hungry, while denying them medical treatment cannot possibly correct injustice, or lead to peace."
* Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3) submitted an additional view to the House International Relations Committee report on HR4681, calling it "the wrong answer to a most difficult challenge."
Please pick up the phone today and make sure that your Representative knows that her/his constituents oppose sanctioning the Palestinian people for voting. Call today: 1-888-355-3588


HR4681 is the most draconian sanctions bill that Congress has EVER considered imposing against the Palestinians. The anti-Palestinian sanctions in it include:

* Restricting US humanitarian aid and potentially eliminating entire US aid projects, such as infrastructure and small business development;

* Threatening to withhold a portion of US dues to the United Nations because it maintains bodies that advocate for Palestinian human rights and seek to hold Israel accountable to international law;

* Defining territory controlled nominally by the Palestinian Authority as a "terrorist sanctuary", thereby requiring US businesses to obtain special export licenses for most goods destined for the Occupied Palestinian Territories and gutting the provisions of the US free trade agreement with the West Bank and Gaza;

* Refusing visas to members of the Palestinian Legislative Council and the Palestinian Mission to the UN, even those who belong to political parties that the United States does not classify as "foreign terrorist organizations";

* Restricting the movement of PLO diplomats at the United Nations and threatening to close the PLO's office in Washington, and;

* Instructing the US representative to the World Bank to use the considerable strength of the United States in international financial institutions to vote against the continuation of humanitarian aid projects.


Source: ADC

Thursday, May 18, 2006

إخوان الأردن: مهربو الأسلحة قريبون من فتح لا حماس

اثنان من الذين اتهمتهم عمان بتهريب الأسلحة وعرض التلفزيون الأردني صورهم (الفرنسية) محمد النجار-الأردن قالت مصادر في جماعة الإخوان المسلمين بالأردن "إن المتهمين الذين ظهروا على شاشة التلفزة على أنهم منتمون لحركة المقاومة الإسلامية (حماس) على خلفية قضية الأسلحة لاعلاقة لهم بالحركات الإسلامية وبعضهم من المقربين من حركة فتح". وأكد جميل أبو بكر نائب المراقب العام للجماعة للجزيرة نت صحة ما ورد في ورقة وزعت على عدد من الصحفيين الثلاثاء من قبل شخصيات إسلامية، وتضمنت معلومات تفصيلية عن أربعة متهمين ظهر ثلاثة منهم يدلون باعترافات على أنهم مجندون في حركة حماس، وأنهم قاموا بتهريب السلاح والتخطيط لتنفيذ عمليات لصالح الحركة في الأردن حسب الحكومة الأردنية. وتشير الورقة التي تسلمت الجزيرة نت نسخة منها إلى أن المتهم الأول في القضية (أيمن ناجي دراغمة) من سكان منطقة الهاشمية في الزرقاء "لا يتمتع بأي التزام ديني مطلقا، ويحمل بعض الأوشام على جسده والتي تشير بمعظمها إلى انتمائه لحركة فتح". وأبانت المعلومات الواردة فيها أن دراغمة "عاطل عن العمل غير أنه يعمل في بعض الأحيان في بيع الخضراوات في سيارة متجولة في نفس المنطقة التي يقطنها". وأكد أبو بكر أن الحركة الإسلامية "حصلت على معلومات موثقة من سكان المنطقة التي يسكن فيها الثلاثة والتي تشير في معظمها إلى أن الأشخاص الذين ظهروا على شاشة التلفزيون الأردني لا علاقة لهم بالحركة الإسلامية لا فكرا ولا سلوكا وهناك تفاصيل كثيرة جميعها تؤكد أنهم من المستبعد أن يكونوا منتمين لحماس". ومن المعلومات التي حملتها الورقة عن المتهم الثالث (أحمد نمر أبو ذياب) أنه كان يعمل في مخبز في منطقة الهاشمية وأنه "أطلق لحيته ولبس الزى الأفغاني منذ مدة قصيرة جدا ليعين مؤذنا في منطقة المزرعة الواقعة على بعد 90 كم شمال شرقي عمان". وتحدثت الورقة عن توفيق العبوشي الذي قال المتهم دراغمة أنه هو الذي جنده في حركة حماس، وجاء فيها أن العبوشي كان يقطن في منطقة الهاشمية "ويسكن حاليا في الإمارات العربية المتحدة منذ حوالي الشهر" ونقلت عن أهالي المنطقة أنه لا علاقة له بالتنظيمات الإسلامية. ويقول أبو بكر إن الحركة الإسلامية "متأكدة أن هؤلاء لا علاقة لهم بحماس حتى قبل ظهور هذه المعلومات" مشيرا إلى أن "سكان المنطقة زودوا الحركة الإسلامية بالمعلومات التي تثبت استحالة انتماء هؤلاء للحركة". وقد حاول مراسل الجزيرة نت الاتصال بالناطق الرسمي للحكومة الأردنية للتعليق على ما ورد في الورقة دون جدوى، كما رفضت جهات رسمية أخرى الرد على الموضوع. ____________ مراسل الجزيرة نت المصدر: الجزيرة

Monday, May 15, 2006

Kiefer (from the show 24) tackles the christmas tree!

The story concerning a drunk Kiefer Sutherland tackling a Christmas tree...well here is the video to prove it. Kiefer tackles the christmas tree!

On Nakba Anniversary

By: Mazin Qumsiyeh

In the past couple of days I had the privilage of an International conference and discussions in Italy as part of the mobilization to build an international movement against Israeli apartheid. This conference included famed professors Ilan Pappe, Tanya Reinhardt, Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy, and poet Aharon Shabtai.

We were also privilaged to see a play on Rachel Corrie in the main theater of Biella. Attendees came from as far as Austria, Germany, and Israel-Palestine. The conference participants supported the Palestinian Civil Society call for divestments and boycotts On the anniversary of the Nakba (the Catastrophe, when over 500 villages and towns were completely depopulated as part of the planned and organized process whereby Zionists thought they could transform Palestine into a racist state for Jewish Zionists, see ) the Israeli high court narrowly (vote 6:5) rejected petitions from Israeli human and civil rights organizations and refused to reject the racist law passed by the Knesset that prevents families from living together i in Israel if one of the spouses is a Palestinian resident of the occupied territories and the other an Israeli citizen. The law has other provisions that are strictly discriminatory against Palestinians (Christians and Muslims). The law was condemned by the UN Human Rights Commission (UN HRC), the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD), the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (UN CEDAW), the European Parliament, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch among others.

It is a symptom of Zionist power and callousness that became Israel's modus operandi since the international community remained silent about the original and first crime against humanity, the largest post-WWII: the theft and ethnic cleansing of Palestine precisely 58 years ago. Israeli historians documented )including from declassi9fied Israeli document) the sdome 33 massacres committed to induce the Palestinians to leave. Even Zionist Israeli historians acknowledge the level of ethnic cleansing but justify it. In the case of Israeli historian and Zionist Benny Morris, it was like the genocide of Native Americans (claimed neccessary for producing a developed and civilized America see: In a letter published in the New York Times in December 1948, Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt and other Jewish intellectuals warned against the slide to fascism represented by Menachem Begin )who later became Israeli prime minister) and his party Herut (later Likud and now Kadima): Here is an article from Counterpunch on "Why Viewing Israel as Indispensable Ally of the US is Deadly to Palestinians: The Stability and Value of Israel" by Michael Neuman

Timeline of Zionist colonization in Palestine: To achieve peace, we must begin by understanding the "original sin" )the words of an Israeli writer) and begin to address it. Because from that comes all the subsequent ills and violence that continues to plague us to this day. Mazin Qumsiyeh

Friday, May 12, 2006

Extended X-MEN III trailer

Yet another google hack ! GetByMail 1.3 - Access or Share Your Files via Email is pleased to announce the release of GetByMail version 1.3 - remote access and file sharing by mail software. With GetByMail you can stay at home and have access to your office computer and vice versa simply through your e-mail account. You can get remote directory listings and tree view, download/upload files and directories, perform change dir, make dir, rename and delete operations, capture remote computer desktop screens, run remote applications, shutdown, reboot and logoff remote computer. During download/upload operations files and directories are automatically compressed and split into small pieces to assure reliable transmission. GetByMail gives you a unique ability to share files on your computer with other people simply through e-mail. It is an excellent solution if you want to share files with people who do not have access to FTP, P2P or are behind firewalls. With a help of GetByMail you can get through the firewall without any hassle. Because GetByMail only requires an e-mail address the program is very easy to setup. No complex network configuration, no dedicated IP and no additional FTP software are required. Most popular Internet E-mail (POP3/SMTP) and Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail configurations are supported. GetByMail supports SSL connections over POP3/SMTP protocols and is compatible with Google Gmail service. GetByMail built-in security features allow you to administrate e-mail addresses that are authorized to use GetByMail. All messages and attachments are reliably encrypted to secure the communication process. GetByMail has intuitive FTP client interface with local and remote computer left and right panels. Program is multithreaded and can functions in background while you work on other things. GetByMail version 1.3 is available for Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP and is free to use. Application can be downloaded at SOURCE

HOW-TO: Use your Gmail account as a personal file server

Salam, I know this might be old news to most of you, but I really like this feature specially to store songs and pictures in my Gmail account. This is a fairly simple and useful trick to score yourself a gigabyte's worth of free online file storage. If you already have a Gmail account, you can use it as a central file server that is accessible from anywhere you can access Gmail. If you don't have a Gmail account… read on. We're going to install a shell extension that will allow you to mount your Gmail account as a virtual drive on your desktop, so you can perform basic file manipulation operations without having to go through the web-based interface. Drag and drop, batch copy, create folders and delete files as you normally would in Windows Explorer, and be able to access your virtual drive from virtually anywhere. There are some limitations and caveats associated with this how-to: Gmail doesn’t support files larger than 10MB, so you won’t be able to store large movie files or anything, but you wouldn’t be doing that anyway ‘cuz it’s illegal, right? Also, the Gmail drive shell extension only functions under Windows XP, but you’ll be able to access and download any of your files via any operating system and browser combination supported by Gmail. Be advised that this trick is completely unsupported by the Google folk and so may cease functioning at any time — particularly following upgrades to the Gmail service. As far as we know this isn’t illegal (we actually read the EULA for you — that’s love, people), but we can’t guarantee Google won’t go all RIAA on us and crack down on this app, either, so use at your own risk. Also, it goes without saying that none of you would dream of using something like this to shuttle around any illegally-obtained or un-DRM’d music, right? ‘Cuz that would make you a criminal, and we can’t advocate that. This is only for personal use storage of your, uh, extensive Powerpoint collection, k? Buckle in and let’s roll. Ingredients:

-Gmail account -Gmail Drive shell extension -Windows XP PC To access your files elsewhere, a browser that supports Gmail. Here’s the official list: Fully supported browsers: Microsoft IE 5.5+ (Windows) Netscape 7.1+ (Windows, Mac, Linux) Mozilla 1.4+ (Windows, Mac, Linux) Mozilla Firefox 0.8+ (Windows, Mac, Linux) Safari 1.2.1+ (Mac) Will work with Gmail’s basic HTML view: Microsoft IE 4.0+ Netscape 4.07+ Opera 6.03+ First up, download the Gmail Drive shell extension. The download page says you need to have Internet Explorer 5 or higher for installation; this just refers to the fact that Internet Explorer is infernally wed to Windows Explorer and you need a version of the Windows Explorer based on the IE5+ engine. If you’re running Windows XP you should be all set with this. No need to actually launch that browser — we wouldn’t conscionably recommend that to anyone. Installation is as simple as running the Setup program. When the installer is finished running, it will tell you you can begin using Gmail Drive right away, but you may actually have to restart your machine before you can access the new drive. If you don’t see it in the list of locations under My Computer, just try restarting. Otherwise, you should be seeing Gmail Drive showing up just any regular storage device would:

Double-click the Gmail Drive icon, and you will be prompted for your login information:

Enter your deets and Gmail Drive shell extension will happily enumerate your files and log you in.

If you already have files stored in your account from attachments you’ve received, etc., you will see them in the Explorer window after you’ve logged in. Otherwise, if you have no files or if you’ve just created your brand spankin’ new Gmail account, you’ll just see an empty Explorer window.

Let’s drag and drop some files into our new virtual drive. We’ll choose some image files that we shot ourselves because, as far as we know, it’s not illegal to copy these yet. Just open an Explorer window with some files you’d like to store on your new file server, select them, and drag and drop them into your Gmail Drive just as you would with any regular file transfer. You’ll get a dialogue window with an animation involving a cute little phone that for some reason is sending a letter — some tribute to ye olde modems of yore?

Regardless, it means Gmail Drive is whisking your files happily away and posting them to your Gmail account. When the transfer is finished, you’ll see icons for your files in your Gmail Drive.

Fabulous. Now — if you have another Windows XP machine you use regularly — your work PC, for example — you can just set up the Gmail Drive shell extension there and have Explorer-type file manipulation on that machine, as well. This could be a really handy solution for sharing files between your two locations. But since we already know how to use Gmail Drive, let’s take a look at what happens when we log in to our Gmail account from a regular old web browser. Go to the Gmail login and enter your account information.

When you log in, you’ll see a number of new messages - one message per file you just uploaded. Messages corresponding to files that have been uploaded via Gmail Drive appear with a “GMAILFS” prefix.

That's all folks :-)


John Pilger detects the Salvador Option

John Pilger detects the Salvador Option Columnists: John Pilger Monday 8th May 2006 The American public is being prepared. If the attack on Iran does come, there will be no warning, no declaration of war, no truth, writes John Pilger The lifts in the New York Hilton played CNN on a small screen you could not avoid watching. Iraq was top of the news; pronouncements about a "civil war" and "sectarian violence" were repeated incessantly. It was as if the US invasion had never happened and the killing of tens of thousands of civilians by the Americans was a surreal fiction. The Iraqis were mindless Arabs, haunted by religion, ethnic strife and the need to blow themselves up. Unctuous puppet politicians were paraded with no hint that their exercise yard was inside an American fortress. And when you left the lift, this followed you to your room, to the hotel gym, the airport, the next airport and the next country. Such is the power of America's corporate propaganda, which, as Edward Said pointed out in Culture and Imperialism, "penetrates electronically" with its equivalent of a party line. The party line changed the other day. For almost three years it was that al-Qaeda was the driving force behind the "insurgency", led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a bloodthirsty Jordanian who was clearly being groomed for the kind of infamy Saddam Hussein enjoys. It mattered not that al-Zarqawi had never been seen alive and that only a fraction of the "insurgents" followed al-Qaeda. For the Americans, Zarqawi's role was to distract attention from the thing that almost all Iraqis oppose: the brutal Anglo-American occupation of their country. Now that al-Zarqawi has been replaced by "sectarian violence" and "civil war", the big news is the attacks by Sunnis on Shia mosques and bazaars. The real news, which is not reported in the CNN "mainstream", is that the Salvador Option has been invoked in Iraq. This is the campaign of terror by death squads armed and trained by the US, which attack Sunnis and Shias alike. The goal is the incitement of a real civil war and the break-up of Iraq, the original war aim of Bush's administration. The ministry of the interior in Baghdad, which is run by the CIA, directs the principal death squads. Their members are not exclusively Shia, as the myth goes. The most brutal are the Sunni-led Special Police Commandos, headed by former senior officers in Saddam's Ba'ath Party. This unit was formed and trained by CIA "counter-insurgency" experts, including veterans of the CIA's terror operations in central America in the 1980s, notably El Salvador. In his new book, Empire's Workshop (Metropolitan Books), the American historian Greg Grandin describes the Salvador Option thus: "Once in office, [President] Reagan came down hard on central America, in effect letting his administration's most committed militarists set and execute policy. In El Salvador, they provided more than a million dollars a day to fund a lethal counter-insurgency campaign . . . All told, US allies in central America during Reagan's two terms killed over 300,000 people, tortured hundreds of thousands and drove millions into exile." Although the Reagan administration spawned the current Bushites, or "neo-cons", the pattern was set earlier. In Vietnam, death squads trained, armed and directed by the CIA murdered up to 50,000 people in Operation Phoenix. In the mid-1960s in Indonesia CIA officers compiled "death lists" for General Suharto's killing spree during his seizure of power. After the 2003 invasion, it was only a matter of time before this venerable "policy" was applied in Iraq. According to the investigative writer Max Fuller (National Review Online), the key CIA manager of the interior ministry death squads "cut his teeth in Vietnam before moving on to direct the US military mission in El Salvador". Professor Grandin names another central America veteran whose job now is to "train a ruthless counter-insurgent force made up of ex-Ba'athist thugs". Another, says Fuller, is well-known for his "production of death lists". A secret militia run by the Americans is the Facilities Protection Service, which has been responsible for bombings. "The British and US Special Forces," concludes Fuller, "in conjunction with the [US-created] intelligence services at the Iraqi defence ministry, are fabricating insurgent bombings of Shias." On 16 March, Reuters reported the arrest of an American "security contractor" who was found with weapons and explosives in his car. Last year, two Britons disguised as Arabs were caught with a car full of weapons and explosives; British forces bulldozed the Basra prison to rescue them. The Boston Globe recently reported: "The FBI's counter-terrorism unit has launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering that some of the vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in the United States, according to senior government officials." As I say, all this has been tried before - just as the preparation of the American public for an atrocious attack on Iran is similar to the WMD fabrications in Iraq. If that attack comes, there will be no warning, no declaration of war, no truth. Imprisoned in the Hilton lift, staring at CNN, my fellow passengers could be excused for not making sense of the Middle East, or Latin America, or anywhere. They are isolated. Nothing is explained. Congress is silent. The Democrats are moribund. And the freest media on earth insult the public every day. As Voltaire put it: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." SOURCE

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Just who's kid is this??

Ibn meen hada?!


It's raining cats & dogs !!!!! There was flood all over, my store even got flooded, I was studying and left my books on the floor, and at the last minute I looked down and they were soaking with water. I guess I can take a break now till they dry. :-( Peace

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

Salam, So The Da Vinci Code is out on the 19th of this month, I always wanted to get the book but I never got the chance to do so. I drive 90 miles in and to my workd every day, so I decided to get the book on an audio CD :-) I ordered it from Amazon (The Da Vinci Code [Audio CD]) yesterday and suppose to get it sometimes this week, so while drving to work I will get to hear the whole book, wonder how long it is? but my plan is to finsih it before the 19th. Peace

Packet 8

Salam, Today i'm gonna talk about a product that I started selling at my shop, I sell more of it to my Arab friends than anybody else, and the reason is because you can activate the box in the US get a US phone number, then ship it to Jordan, Kuwait, Palestine, anywhere in the world and calling to and from the US is free because it becomes local call.

How does it work? Packet8 routes your calls over the Internet By taking advantage of a technology called VoIP (voice over internet protocol), high-speed Internet connections, Packet8 is the complete voice communication service. Packet8 sends all calls to and from you through the broadband phone adapter which then route the calls over the Internet, instead of using the traditional public telephone network. There are no extra numbers to dial, no special instructions and no talking through your computer. Just pick up your phone, hear a dial tone and dial any phone number. Incoming calls ring your phone the same as any traditional phone. * FREE PACKET 8 VOIP ADAPTER ($59.99value) * FREE ACTIVATION ($29.95 value) * FREE BUILT IN ROUTER ($49.95 value) * FIRST MONTH FREE ($19.5 value) Unlimited Residential Voice and Video Calling 8x8 offers an array of Packet8 broadband telephone service plans delivered over high speed internet connection such as cable or DSL to meet the most pressing needs of residential, business telephone and video users. Programs include unlimited residential voice and video calling plans to US, Canada, Europe, Asia and more. Business plans for extremely high round-the-clock continuous telephone communications, even hosted PBX services. All of the 8x8 plans include unlimited Packet8 network talk time, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, 3 way calling, call forwarding, caller ID blocking, and on line account management at a minimum. We also offer competitive international rates on all our US and Canadian calling programs, and Unlimited International plans to specific regions of the world. Packet8 uses your existing high-speed internet connection to deliver unlimited calling from a regular analog telephone. Packet8 asks you to specify the "rate center" (calling area or city name) that you would like to have assigned to your account. There can be many rate centers within one area code. With Packet8, you can request a rate center that is local to those who call you the most. Packet8 is available to you even if we do not have your local area code or rate center. Your Packet8 area code and phone number is only used for inbound calls. If a more desirable rate center later becomes available, Packet8 will assign a new number to your account. Specifications Make and receive your phone calls anywhere in the world Unlimited calling plans for the US, Canada, Europe and Asia Great international rates on domestic calling plans Unlimited worldwide calling between Packet8 subscribers Free- Real time billing and online account management Free- Desktop terminal adapter on all subscriptions Choose your area code regardless of location Great value without the high cost CustomerFirstTM service program 30 day no risk trial period through Packet8 Friendly and professional toll free telephone support Real-time Packet8 service announcements Online knowledge base Personalized voicemail Caller ID Caller ID blocking Call Waiting 3 way calling Call forwarding Email support

To sum it up: with Packet8 you make and receive calls as you always have, but we route your calls more efficiently to save you money. Your phone call will have the same quality and your calling experience will be identical to what you have always had. Only your phone bill for local and long distance calling will be a lot less. And there's NO EXTRA CHARGES for features like voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling, or long-distance calls to anywhere in the U.S., Canada or to other Packet8 subscribers worldwide. Voicemail Voicemail To Email Notification Local Number Porting (LNP) Choose Your Area Code Caller ID Caller ID Blocking Anonymous Call Blocking Call Waiting Call Waiting Disable Call Waiting ID Call Return Call Forwarding Three-Way Calling Online Account Management And Billing Do Not Disturb Phone-Based Call Management Find Me, Follow Me Simultaneous Ringing On Multiple Phone Number 7-Digit Local Dialing Network Unavailable Forwarding Enhanced 911 Optional Packet8 Features : Virtual Phone Numbers Distinctive Ringing Toll Free Services 411 Directory AssistanceVideoPhone Virtual Office
Just tell me what I need to get started?
High-speed Internet Access.
To start enjoying Packet8 broadband phone service, you need:
  1. A broadband Internet connection such as cable or DSL
  2. $19.95 monthly fee after the first month!!

Anyone interested in more info feel free to leave a comment :-)


Tuesday, May 09, 2006


ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT KYLE "DUSTY" FOGGO, THE NO. 3 MAN AT THE CIA, HAS RESIGNED. I mean what the heck is going on?! I can just see the president telling the new CIA boss, ok I got good news and bad news. Good news, you are about to be appointed to be the head of the CIA, bad news you have to take the blame for Iraq's war. LOL Dusty: can I call a friend? And ofcourse his friend's advice is: QUIT, GET OUT GET THE HECK OUT. Sorry but that's the first thing I thought when I heard this breaking news. LOL


Sunday, May 07, 2006

Taging Kinzi !

Salam, Well, Kinzi has responded to my Tag( the only one actually who did respond ... Do I smell bad?!..sniff..sniff.wallah ha7et Axe..LOL) Anyways, because Kinzi does not have a blog YET??!!...Sup with that Kinzi?! Here is her comment reposted so everyone can know more of Kinzi :-) "Khaled, thanks for my very first tag! For some of those you tagged, they will still have been be in diapers using those wipes you mentioned 20 years ago! Since I don't have a blog yet- Nearly 20 years ago I left CA and moved to Europe to work in a refugee camp - certain God had more for me to do than develop real estate. 15 years ago my husband and I were married YAY! 10 years ago I was rejoicing over a busy one year old and mourning two miscarriages (in Jordan) 5 years ago discovered I was carrying surprise #4 and got the girl! 1 year ago I was going crazy trying to home-school my oldest son What was next? whew, the brain dead thing, it's kids! Last week, stressed to get an article written that my editor never told me was for NEXT month. House a wreck. Yesterday, tried and get the house in order. Failed, but played with kids. Today, tried to get house in order, enlisted the kids, succeeded. Emailed all the jp ladies for a lady meet-up! Next time, Mrs. Palforce will be an honored invitee. Tomorrow, try to keep all under control when hubby goes on a business trip. Can't even think about the future beyond tomorrow! (Probably alot like Mrs. Palforce!) blessings! Hope you sold all you needed it. I'll pray for some wealthy shoppng addicts to find your store. :) "

Saturday, May 06, 2006

A** Whipes !!!!!!!!!!!

Salam, As I walk inside the convenient store something in the far left corner of my eye sight halts me and forces me to take another look, so I did and here is what I saw:

So, I think to myself: hmmm, we are going there now? Going where no man has gone before! And I started thinking, what's next? I swear America is becoming so inappropriate for my kids anymore, I really do need to move, even though I won't be making it as good as here, even though I have to put up with some of the mentalities back home but it's OK at least my kids will be raised in a clean well mannered society.

Ofcourse I was thinking all that while staring at the Whipes thingy, and it was about 90 seconds.

Then, something (Elhaam) told me to take a closer look, so I did............... ................ ..................... ............................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................................................. ........................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................ ......................................................................... .................................................... .............................

So I went: "Phew! God Bless the US" Peace

Friday, May 05, 2006

No Bravery By: James Blunt

Salam, I saw this on Foulla's Blog;
Click HERE to watch the video No Bravery By: James Blunt There are children standing here, Arms outstretched into the sky, Tears drying on their face. He has been here. Brothers lie in shallow graves. Fathers lost without a trace. A nation blind to their disgrace, Since he's been here. And I see no bravery, No bravery in your eyes anymore. Only sadness. Houses burnt beyond repair. The smell of death is in the air. A woman weeping in despair says, He has been here. Tracer lighting up the sky. It's another families' turn to die. A child afraid to even cry out says, He has been here. And I see no bravery, No bravery in your eyes anymore. Only sadness. There are children standing here, Arms outstretched into the sky, But no one asks the question why, He has been here. Old men kneel and accept their fate. Wives and daughters cut and raped. A generation drenched in hate. Yes, he has been here. And I see no bravery, No bravery in your eyes anymore. Only sadness.

Yupe, aha it's Tag time again.

Salam, I have been tagged by my friend Reema 20 Years Ago: I dropped out from medical school in Algeria and decided the heck with French and medical hard arse school, I wanna move to the states. 15 Years Ago: I was washing dishes at aChinesee restaurant, telling myself:"this was never on my list of things to do when I come to America". 10 Years Ago: I decided to move back to Kuwait. 5 Years Ago: I got married :-) 3 Years Ago: We were blessed with Omar,Leilaa was 2 back then. Last Year: I started my own business and closed it after 6 months..bad location. This Year: I graduated from school, started my masters, and started a new business again. Yesterday: I got my butt whoopedd in pool. Today: I remodeled the shop. Tomorrow: I need to sell sell sell inshallah. Next Year: I should graduate from school inshallah (fingers crossed). 5 to 10 Years from now: I should be in Kuwait, Dubai, or Amman working in some investment firm, playing the middle east stock market and sell 50% of all my shops ( I only got one now... hehehehe they should bread by time goes by) to my friends Inshallah. ______________________________________________________________ I tag Batir, Dar, Hala #1 , Hala #2, Khalidah, Mira, Salam, Tololy, Rebellious Arab Girl, Betqa, Al Ramahi, bilotee, queenie, Rami, hamede, Ziad, madas, Wael Attili, Firas, Jad Madi, last but not least Kinzi and the rest of JP


Here is my stats for Thursday: Last 10 visitors - More 1. 4 May 16:18 Rogers Communications Inc., Canada 2. 4 May 16:18 Datashare, Lebanon 3. 4 May 16:20 ProXad, France 4. 4 May 16:21 Tiscali GmbH, Germany 5. 4 May 16:33 Slovenia ( 6. 4 May 16:34 WestPAnet Inc., United States 7. 4 May 16:39 Slovenia ( 8. 4 May 16:40 Houston Independent School District, Houston, United States 9. 4 May 16:43 Washington, D.C., United States ( <-------- 10. 4 May 16:44 WestPAnet Inc., United States ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ = United States Patent and Trademark Office. Shaklo fi wa7ad ze3el laish I copy his stuff. Gulp!! Ana mesh ana ya doctooooor. LOL. Peace

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Meet the group Outlandish

Salam, I would like to interduce this group to you, Outlandish !! Outlandish are a European hip-hop group based in Denmark. Formed in 1997, they consist of Isam Bachiri (from Morocco), Waqas Ali Qadri (from Pakistan), and Lenny Martinez (from Honduras). All three members are religious, with Isam and Waqas being devout Muslims, and Lenny being at least nominally catholic. Their R&B/Hip-hop/Rap/soul music takes influences from their various backgrounds (Arab, Pakistani, and Latin music), and although their songs are primarily in English, they usually feature lyrics in Spanish, Urdu, and Arabic. All these influences make the music of Outlandish somewhat unique and this is easy to notice from the variety of genres covered in their albums. Outlandish often include themes about Islam and contemporary issues facing young Muslims in the west in their music, and sometimes their songs define a nasheed-like unique genre. Their single Pacific To Pacific was in connection with an Amnesty International charity event. Next came the single Saturday Night, a song that was later to be included on the soundtrack for the Danish movie Pizza King. These singles were the prelude to their first album Outland's Official (2000) which was however only released in Denmark. The hit song Walou was later included on their second album Bread and Barrels of Water. Singles from their even more successful second album Bread And Barrels Of Water (2003) made the most impact on the music charts. Hit singles included Aicha (first made famous by Cheb Khaled) which made it to number one in the USA and Germany and received a lot of airplay across many Asian countries. The video to Aicha also won a best music video award. Guantanamo also made a strong impression on the European charts. An old Hindi chorus running through Peelo made it a smash hit amongst Indians and Pakistanis living in the West. Closer than Veins (2005) is Outlandish's much anticipated third album. The first single was Look Into My Eyes. The song's lyrics are based on a poem expressing the plight of those suffering from America’s foreign policy with regards to Israel and Palestine. This album showcased the group's more mature and religious outlook compared to their previous works. The album also features a track (I've Seen) with Sami Yusuf (a popular Muslim musician / nasheed artist of azeri origin). Outlandish recently have contributed to a track on Sami Yusuf's recent album My Ummah (2005) called Try Not To Cry, and Waqas Ali Qadri also features on the nasheed boy-band 786's Meditate from their album Straight Path (2005). Such collaborations between artists are becoming increasingly popular in the Muslim music world. Other Danish music contemporaries who have occasionally collaborated with Outlandish include Majid and Burhan G. Check out this SONG I fell in love with :-) Ohhhhhh My brothers , ohhhh my sisters... ohhhh Peace

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Food As Medicine

Food As Medicine
HEADACHE? EAT FISH! Eat plenty of fish fish oil helps prevent headaches. So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain. HAY FEVER? EAT YOGURT! Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. Also eat honey from your area (local region) daily. TO PREVENT STROKE DRINK TEA! Prevent buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (actually, tea suppresses my appetite and keeps the pounds from invading....Green tea is great for our immune system)! INSOMNIA (CAN'T SLEEP?) HONEY! Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative. ASTHMA? EAT ONIONS!!!! Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes. (when I was young, my mother would make onion packs to place on our chest, helped the respiratory ailments and actually made us breathe better). ARTHRITIS? EAT FISH, TOO!! Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. (fish has omega oils, good for our immune system). UPSET STOMACH? BANANAS - GINGER!!!!! Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea. BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!! High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria. BONE PROBLEMS? EAT PINEAPPLE!!! Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple. PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME? EAT CORNFLAKES!!!! Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue. MEMORY PROBLEMS? EAT OYSTERS! Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc. COLDS? EAT GARLIC! Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. (remember, garlic lowers cholesterol, too.) COUGHING? USE RED PEPPERS!! A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy. BREAST CANCER? EAT Wheat, bran and cabbage. Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels. LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND VEGGIES!!! A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables. ULCERS? EAT CABBAGE ALSO!!! Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers. DIARRHEA? EAT APPLES! Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition. (Bananas are good for this ailment). CLOGGED ARTERIES? EAT AVOCADO! Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? EAT CELERY AND OLIVE OIL!!! Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too. BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE? EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!! The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar. Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. It's Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange. Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke. Strawberry: Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals. (Actually, any berry is good for you..they're high in anti-oxidants and they actually keep us young.........blueberries are the best and very versatile in the health field........they get rid of all the free-radicals that invade our bodies) Orange: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer. Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium. (watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those darn uv rays) Guava & Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber which helps prevent constipation Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes. (also good for gas and indigestion). Tomatoes are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Learn English in 2 minutes

Learn English in 2 minutes
Kissers مقبلات Upside down مقلوبة Hinds Husband جوز هند Made in husband معمول بالجوز Moons قمار ‎ Vomit office مكتب المراجعات I never escaped a cat لم أهرب قط To be kissed يتقبل Divorced salad السلطة المطلقة Danger on my mind خطر على بالي He does not die to me an onion لا يمت لي بصلة Like an elephant كفيل Two husbands of socks جوزين جوارب He is my mother إنه أُمي Your price on me حقك علي Keep it on my mathematics خليها على حسابي Happy wrote his book on InIn سعيد كتب كتابه على فيفي Loved a door حباب Constitution home parents دستور يا أهل الدار Evaluate my envelopes قدر ظروفي Why after my age ليش يابعد عمري Cairo envelopes ظروف قاهرة She went on you راحت عليك From here to here من هون لهون Cover on your wide يستر على عرضك A doctor on a young girl طبيب عصبية I push the mathematics أنا أدفع الحساب