Sunday, May 18, 2008
World Economic Forum, a full of sense speech by Bush.
In the presence of country leaders and business men including my favorite figures, Mr. and Mrs. Gamal Mubarak and Jimmy Wales the founder of Wikia (wikipedia), Bush addressed a full of sense speech regarding development and democracy keeping his promise for Palestine. I really hope it's the American aim (project) in the Middle East.
What can be taken is on the speech is:
- Resistance is a must and it shouldn't be resisted.
- 60 years shouldn't be a constant factor or a time measurement. because western analysts stated that Israel will stay for 60 more years.
- Development and democracy is not the same in all Arab countries.
- Blair should be there.
Friday, May 09, 2008
Nonsense strike .... boycott
First strike was to boycott commodities. Second strike was to boycott newspaper. The coming strike will be to boycott fuel .....
is it for the benefit of the poor? i doubt.
is it effective? negative
Why don't we launch a campaign for the rich to support the poor?
Why don't we encourage Muslims to pay zakat and Christians to donate?
Let's have a positive stand and support each other. let's start by ourselves.
الشباب بجد يبنى مش يهد
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Still, I'll vote for Gamal Mubarak if he applies for the coming presidential elections.
I'm not voting for the son of the president, i vote for:
- A normal Egypian citizen graduated from an ordinary school "St. Georges College".
- An American University in Cairo student (AUCian).
- An employee at Bank of America, Egypt Branch.
- An executive in Bank of America, London branch, specialized in investment banking.
- The founder of Medinvest Associates ltd.
- The chairman of Future Generation Foundation (FGF).
No Big Deal
Egypt and Israel on Thursday June 30 2005, signed a $2.5 billion preliminary agreement on sales of Egyptian natural gas to Israel, underscoring improved ties between the two countries. Here are some details:
- The agreement stipulates Egypt will supply 1.7 billion cubic meters, or 60 billion cubic feet, of natural gas a year via an undersea pipeline from the north Egyptian town of el-Arish to the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon.
- Twenty percent of Israeli power plants operate by Egyptian natural gas supplies. - The price is 1/10th of the global markets, whereas 9 power stations in Egypt have stopped operation due to steeping fuel prices.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Robin Hood,,,, welcome to Egypt !
Robin Hood is an archetypal figure in English folklore, whose story originates from medieval times but who remains significant in popular culture where he is painted as a man known for robbing the rich to give to the poor and fighting against injustice and tyranny. I like Robin Hood and i don't consider him stealing, but he must give the poor or a disaster will happen to all parties, the rich, the poor and Robbin Hood.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Fuel price ..... is it an auction?
I totally agree with rising the fuel price but: Will there be any remedy in fighting poverty? Will it solve the problem of supported bread? If i cannot afford the fuel price will there be any substitute? ie. capable public transportation? Will it be easier to find fuel in remote areas such as Hurghada where i have to search between only 3 stations for octane 92?
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Samy is Free
December 15, 2001, dawned overcast at Pakistan’s Chaman crossing point into Afghanistan, and Al-Jazeera reporter Abdelhaq Sadah and cameraman Sami Muhyideen al-Haj were anxious to get moving. Just across the border, the Taliban had fled Kandahar, their rule effectively ended by a fierce U.S. air and Afghan ground assault. The pair’s assignment was to cover the aftermath.
They wouldn’t get far, as Sadah recalls today. When they presented their passports, a Pakistani border guard grew angry. Sadah could go through, the officer barked, but there was a problem with al-Haj’s passport. The officer produced an English-language notice from Pakistani intelligence instructing border guards to apprehend al-Haj for suspected links to al-Qaeda, Sadah recalled.
Both journalists were puzzled. Several times over two months, al-Haj had crossed Chaman with another Al-Jazeera crew without incident. Just a few days earlier, Sadah and al-Haj had traveled across the border to Spinboldak, where they reported on damage to the main Afghan road from Chaman to Kandahar.
Al-Haj thought there was a misunderstanding. The written order that the border guard produced listed the number of his old Sudanese passport, which he had lost two years earlier. A Pakistani intelligence official identifying himself as Major Nadeem arrived at the border later that day and told the two journalists not to worry. The next morning, Sadah said, the major drove off with al-Haj.
“Since that time, I have not seen Sami,” Sadah told CPJ. Neither have al-Haj’s colleagues, family, and friends.