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to kill an american

This is from my Aunt Sally.  I have translated it to Arabic



لقتل أمريكي
ربما فاتك هذا في الاندفاع من الأخبار ، ولكن كان هناك في الواقع التقرير الذي نشرت شخص في باكستان في إحدى الصحف ، عرضا مكافأة لمن يقتل أميركيا ، أي الأمريكية.

هكذا كتب طبيب الأسنان الأسترالية افتتاحية في اليوم التالي للسماح الجميع يعرف ما هو أميركي. حتى انهم يعرفون متى وجدوا واحد. (جيد واحد ، لم!!!!)

'اميركي هي الإنكليزية ، أو الفرنسية ، أو الأيرلندية الإيطالية والألمانية والاسبانية والبولندية أو الروسية أو اليونانية.أمريكية وربما أيضا الكندية والمكسيكية والافريقية والهندية والصينية واليابانية والكورية والأسترالية والإيراني ، وآسيا ، أو العربية ، أو الباكستانية أو الأفغانية.

ويجوز لأمريكا أن تكون أيضا كومانتش ، شيروكي ، الأوساج ، بلاكفوت ، نافاهو ، اباتشي ، سيمينول أو واحدة من القبائل الأخرى الكثيرة المعروفة باسم الهنود الحمر.

أمريكية مسيحية ، أو انه يمكن ان تكون يهودية أو بوذية ، أو مسلم. في الواقع ، هناك أكثر من المسلمين في أميركا في أفغانستان. الفرق الوحيد هو أن في أمريكا فهم أحرار في العبادة كما يختار كل واحد منهم…

the at&t/t-mobile deal

Okay so I don't jump into issues that much, but this whole at&t & t-mobile deal, is getting me riled up.  Looks like freepress is starting a website to say why this merger is a bad thing for the american people. They list 5 reasons why the deal will be bad for Americans and go on to spout information about how it will "hurt" the consumer.  I will attempt to rebuttal and say why I feel this deal is not only good, but necessary for telecommunications to grow and foster in our country.

Here are the 5 points they argue

1. The merger would further erode what little competition exists in the wireless market.

The merger hands two companies, AT&T and Verizon, control over nearly 80 percent of the wireless market. That translates to widespread abuses of market power, something AT&T is already known for.

While this is true, this is not a bad thing.  Lets take a look at my good friend the airline industry.

Airline deregulation has provided and continues to provide enormo…

Funny about women

This is from my Aunt...very funny.






























We don’t ask much.....






It's not difficult to make a woman happy.
A man only needs to be:

1. A friend
2. A companion
3. A lover
4. A brother
5. A father
6. A master
7. A chef
8. An electrician
9. A carpenter
10. A plumber
11. A mechanic
12. A decorator
13. A stylist
14. A sexologist
15. A gynecologist
16. A psychologist
17. A pest exterminator
18. A psychiatrist
19. A healer
20. A good listener
21. An organiser
22. A good father
23. Very clean
24. Sympathetic
25. Athletic
26. Warm
27. Attentive
28. Gallant
29. Intelligent
30. Funny
31. Creative
32. Tender
33. Strong
34. Understanding
35. Tolerant
36. Prudent
37. Ambitious
38. Capable
39. Courageous
40. Determined
41. True
42. Dependable
43. Passionate
44. Compassionate

WITHOUT FORGETTING TO:

45. Give her compliments regularly
46. Love shopping
47. Be honest
48. Be very rich
49. Not stress her out
50. Not look at other girls

AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO:

51. Give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52. Give her lots of time, especial…

Movie Review: "Everything Must Go"

Synopsis: Nick Halsey, played by Will Ferrell gets fired from his job because of his uncontrollable alcoholism.  Right after the opening scene, Nick is fired by his boss Gary (Glenn Howerton) and is given a pocket knife as consolation for his 16 years of service.  The situation goes from bad to worse when Nick gets home and finds all of his stuff out on the lawn, locks and garage door changed.  He friends the next door neighbor, Samatha, played by Rebecca Hall (The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona).  She has just moved from New York due to her husbands promotion.  After meeting the neighbor, Nick returns to his yard to meet Kenny Loftus, who is a kid whose mom is overseeing a dying elder woman in the community and has taken temporary residence there to watch after her until she dies.  Kenny is left to roam the streets and happens to friend Nick through fate.

Review:  I have to say I am impressed by all characters in this movie.  It was great character development and a radical, but wel…

mental flow and irrigation...

I can't shake this feeling that I just don't belong whatever things I needed to share, have been just that and its time for me to transition on...  I don't feel the connection to the universe like I used to, I feel so completely detached.  I seek out truth and love and some sort of confirmation, but lately all I hear is silence or maybe its my madness.  I see my mom fighting to get better and somehow, my own desire to continue wains.

I want to walk away from it all, isolate myself like Thoreau.  No connection in any way to the outside world.  No news, no phones. no computer, no car, no people....nothing.  My faith in myself is dwindling and my connection fades.  I don't hear, see or feel the goodness.  My mind it lies to me... Maybe I am crazy.

I walk in the sun but I don't feel it.  I see the breeze blowing around me, but I don't feel it.  Particular lyrics come to mind...

"The sun brought me
The moon caught me
The wind fought me
The rain got me
The road s…

Giving thanks on Mothers Day

So I didn't really know what to write today.  I woke up at about 7:30 and was extremely exhausted from last night.  I helped my aunt and uncle selling tickets for Jacaranda, a production that they put on every month through the church.  My Aunt was elected director, either for this month or possibly forever.  She asked me if I would help out and I gladly obliged.  I helped set up the computers for credit card sales.  We only had about 20 credit card sales and the show was a success.

At 8:15 I drove to my friend Shireen's bar that she manages, Pete's cafe and bar, which has a fantastic ambiance and really good food.  I had never been to any restaurants downtown so it was fun to visit Petes and catch up with Shireen.  She is doing fantastic and has been a great friend throughout the years.  I met Shireen in 2007 working an event at the Roosevelt and we hit it off instantly.  We have stayed in touch ever since.  I have to admit that I was so tired driving home last night tha…

Update on Mom...

So the great news is she is doing much better.  She was moved to a convalescent home on Tuesday.  She was a bit anxious, but after the move she settled in.  She is staying at: Topanga Terrace in room 225.  She is so excited to see visitors and seems to be much clearer in her thoughts and logic.  She is writing very well and is maintaining good conversation and staying on topic.

When I came in today, she was sitting on the side of the bed with the occupational therapist, and got the biggest smile on her face.  It truly warms your heart to see your mom come back from such a weakened state to have such an amazing expression on her face.  The Occupational therapist said Agneta sat up on her own and said she seems very anxious to get started on getting around.

Her chest sounds fantastic and she has minor mucous that she is coughing up.  Today they replaced her bed with an air mattress and she got her toes done and they gave her a foot massage.  Christina and I both joked with mom that she ma…

Happy Monday

This is from the Universe, well actually Mike Dooley, but still brilliant in all.  I get these daily.  I can tell you that hope and faith is a good thing to have.  If you don't have any, reach out to friends, neighbors or me.  If you do have faith and hope, do something good for someone other than yourself today, even if that is to give a smile or make someone laugh, offer to pay for someones breakfast, or carrying groceries for someone.  We are our greatest when we work together.

"It's like every single life is being played out inside its own tiny, little bubble. Floating effortlessly in the wind, alongside billions and billions of other bubbles.

Yet interestingly enough, while it's quite easy to peer inside other bubbles and notice what is or is not happening there, what they do and do not have, comparing to the point of envy or gloating, it's equally easy to notice, though so few do, that all of the bubbles are floating home, where everyone is equally worthy, imp…