Saturday, June 28, 2008

Put a mosque and get a permit.

It seems that the mosque is the first piece to be put.
As in Revolutionary Nations for Sale.
The house that witnessed my childhood were sold to a corrupt expelled judge that put the first brick in the backyard garden to build a mosque. Back in 1978, the way to get a permit (or to escape demolition sentence) is by having a mosque. He got with the 10 square meters mosque with a minaret and a microphone the ability to raise, building 6 apartments and an extension in the previous garden. We could not recognize the actual shape of the old house !
Thirty years later state representatives and politicians do stand on the same basis to acquire rights over no/every bodies land to sell/invest ... ! But on bigger scales since we can build in the water and above river banks. Every bodies land sold for the profit of a private Egypt previously nationalized ... What a mess!
As if the state will retain ownership of the land and remove any person from the land but not the mosque that, will hide an intention of putting 4 new floors over a 3 floors building 50 years after it's first construction on the same foundations, or simply take over an island in the Nile.
Quiet amazing good business considering that the price of each of the 6,7 or 8 apartments was the price of the land, the old house with one tenant and 2 emptied apartments, or the evacuated island ...
Religious deals still seem to be rewarding in a society between sex and politics.
Bad new empires do conspire with religions.
Put a mosque and get a village.
Use a monk to put a monastery and get a religious colony.
They seem to have understand the rules of the game that only lost souls can execute.
Lost souls having to cope with such duality/cruelty ?

((The other side of the mosque)) appear the
أبو العينين يؤكد حصوله على وعود حكومية بعدم طرد سكان جزيرة القرصاية ويتعهد بإبلاغ النائب العام عن انحرافات موظفي وزارة الزراعة
one hiding behind the mosque and the association representing the defender and the thief for a ClubEuroMed shape with a uniform label and a local content.
Translation of the video words:
<< on the phone: Ahmed Fouad Negm (poet and political activist), with Mohamed Abla (painter and event organizer) >>
<<<< I wanted to come and be with you but, health wise I am unfit, I wanted to come and hold on the land with you. Be brave and don't let these dogs have a grain of sand of this Island, if they have courage they would go to liberate palestinians. We can hear the suffering of the palestinians pellegrins because of an Israeli constable, if they invade you slaughter them these son of bitches, do not leave your land, do not leave your homes, we are all with you, and I am with you with my voice, and my heart, you can see what happened to the ones that left their land ... and I am sure that you are brave men and will know how to defend your land. Do not turn into refugees, you could see what happened to Palestinians, christians and moslems >>>> <<<< We thank Ahmed Fouad Negm. >>>.
شيد قصورك
  شيد قصورك ع المزارع

من كدنا وعمل إدينا
والخمارات جنب المصانع
والسجن مطرح الجنينه
واطلق كلابك
في الشوارع
واقفل زنازينك
وقل نومنا في المضاجع
ادي احنا
نمنا ما اشتهينا
واتقل علينا بالمواجع
احنا اتوجعنا
مين سبب جراحنا
وعرفنا روحنا
عمال وفلاحين
دقت ساعتنا
نسلك طريق
ما لهش طريق
ما لهش راجع
والنصر قرب من عنينا
النصر أقرب
من إدينا

إذا الشمس غرقت
في بحر الغمام
ومدت على الدنيا موجة ظلام
ومات البصر
في العيون والبصاير
وغاب الطريق
في الخطوط والدواير
يا ساير يا داير
يا ابو المفهومية
مفيش لك دليل
غير عيون الكلام

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

About Health

One can see at the website of the Egyptian Ministry of Health the same kind of bush shit one sees on television.
It is fiction.
حلوان منارة الطب الطبيعى
وتتميز بجوها الجاف ، ونسبة رطوبة لا تتجاوز 58 % بالإضافة إلى عدة عيون معدنية وكبريتية لا مثيل لها فى العالم من حيث درجة النقاء والفائدة العلاجية .
وقد أنشىء بها مركز كبريتى للطب الطبيعى وعلاج الألم والأمراض الروماتزمية
ويرجع تاريخ العلاج بمياه حلوان إلى عام 1899 ، ثم جددت الحمامات عام 1955.
وقد أسس مركز حلوان الكبريتى للروماتيزم والطب الطبيعى ،ويضم المركز نخبة من الأطباء المتخصصيين فى الأمراض الروماتيزمية والطب الطبيعى.
وتتميز مراكز حلوان بأنها تجمع ما بين العلاج البيئى والعلاج الدوائى والطبيعى.
كل هذه المناطق يمكن أن تستغل لجذب السياحة العلاجية والتى يمكن أن تطرح للمستثمرين الأجانب حيث إنها تحتاج إلى خبرة فى مجال السياحة العلاجية ويمكن الاستعانة بهذه الخبرات عن طريق الوزارة بالاشتراك مع وزارة السياحة لدعوة بيوت الخبرة العالمية لزيارة هذه الأماكن على الطبيعة وعمل تصور لما يمكن تنفيذه فى هذه المناطق المختلفة
المصدر : وزاره الصحه - القطاع العلاجي
آخر تحديث :(مارس 2007)
While the The Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project (EPAP) sponsored by FINIDA has assigned Finish and Egyptian consultants for the task of developing sector-specific inspection and monitoring guidelines..
Found out that the suspended solid measures for a plant at Helwan:
Survey zone TSP (mg/m3) air
Raw mills and preheaters of dry line 21
Cement mills and kiln of the wet line 61
I have no idea about the significance of XXXmg/m3 means but XXX sounds a bit scary!
and in ... a State of Art Series about Occupational lung disease in high- and low-income countries
Residential exposure experienced by 64.7% (mainly in Shobra El Khaymah, and in Helwan, El-Maasara and surrounding areas)

Physical rehabilitation touristic project in one of the most silica polluted areas in the world with the highest occupational hazards for the industry workers and a government still thinking that inspite of the great harm the real estate investment project is the most rewarding.
Coping and cloning a Bright Star Hospital <>.
Can we Continue Building without Content ... still !!!

On how many ropes are we dancing regarding the ill configured hospital facilities!!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday in May. The first celebration was on January 11, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by the founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. Laughter Yoga says Laughter is a positive and powerful emotion that has all the ingredients required for individuals to change themselves and to change the world in a peaceful and positive way. The day is now celebrated all over the world.
3o2bal 3andena.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

LeMAG: Cairo Alex Kolo CocaCola ... A message to you.

LeMAG: @ the citadels .. since citadels are what they are.

Cairo Alex Kolo CocaCola ... A message to you.

They will know. Of course they will know!
Alexandria the corniche. The unknown soldier, Midan El Anassel, Down town cairo, CocalCola square. End of Times, Justice upside down. The Citadel, since citadels are what they are.
LeMAG: @ the citadels .. since citadels are what they are. Je suis malade, sale, laid. Meme mon lit quand tu t'en vas.
Et pourquoi pas !?

Friday, February 9, 2007

22/7 Cine

I-eye asked I-Eye self!
Why do people follow TV?
I-Eye answered that I-Eye see on TV what I-Eye don't feel in everyday life.
(my book summer 2004 ink on paper)

May be true people are on TV?
Are they?

It takes me back to "how different are we from the image we see projected of ourselves?" or may be put it in its conceptual form of how I-Eye see I-Eye on TV?
The second is more appropriate in order to avoid confrontation with the reader.
I-Eye of course, for example, am the only reader of this post.

the image we see

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

From the Unknown to the unknown.

It was a difficult last week.
I had to deal with a known unknown, that tries to make believe that he is Known.
As a crazy collector, frustrated by collecting what is not his and, not him.
A may be, slave of his ambitions, he works in an execution office.
A dilemma for Power Sneakers!
Or may be: Let it be known that you will be known.
A graffiti on an old city wall.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Dreams Between Societies and Rights


The Place: Alexandria.
The date: كريم عامر: بركاتك يا أزهر !!!!

Barakatak ya walle.
wikipedia says:
During the Ottoman era, (1517-1805) Islamic courts constituted the judicial system applied. Judges had their verdicts directly based on Islamic jurisprudence (Sharia) principles as far as civil and criminal disputes were concerned. This continued in effect until the end of the 18th Century.
And here, now, at the same place, some 500 years later, and the poor guy is still in jail for having taken the right to say two words of Wonders in a Local Language!!!

and here some recent news.

And here is the translation in English of his post بركاتك يا أزهر with some links as to relate to the local concept.

Your Blessings Ya Azhar!!!!

A man can find himself linked unwillingly to something that, he cannot separate from, even if he refuses it or, even hates it. But comes the decisive moment where he is given the chance to free himself from this heavy burden forever and, without any consequences or side effects.

It is quite rare to suffer any harsh consequences from such a separation; however the probability of such happenings happened to me in what I had to face lately.

When I joined the Azhar for my studies on my parents wish, even though I completely refuse the concept of the Azhar and religious thinking. And later on, my writings criticized the religious integration in public life and the control over the common daily life and the simplest human interactions ordering their conduct. However, getting rid of these chains, being a former student, was neither simple nor easy.

So when I was granted my freedom materialized in my final expulsion from the university last March, I thought that everything ended there and that my dismissal was a lease for my freedom from the noose around my neck, the neck of the Azhar students, and then on the entire society and life in our country at various levels. The Azhar ignored what the Gomhoureya newspaper published regarding my “investigation” papers at the office of the “correctional committee”, which I refused to sign according to my own reasons, a copy being sent to the District attorneys office. I also ignored the refusal of the university’s dean office to hand me a copy of my file and gave me the impression that life will go on without burdening myself thinking about what may come. I had the impression that they were more than happy (as well as I) to get rid of me, by expelling me I thought it would cut all relations we had. I than decided to let the thing go and let them keep my file with all my original civic papers and proceeded to apply for an extract of originals that I needed much.

Apparently however, the Azhar "blessings" on its students cannot be lost easily, it did follow as an own shadow, from one side having completed the Azhar Secondary Education, one may not enroll for regular State University, I did try many times even before I was expelled and, all of my efforts failed. So by having their damned diploma, I lost the equal chance, as any other citizen of the country, to study at a regular college university.
The Azhar's "blessings" do not stop only at banning its students the rights to complete their studies away from them, but also what I foresee seriously coming in the coming days, Azharian “blessings” extending mainly against who tries to criticize or refuse the principles of what they teach and how they teach it. Some of the matters they teach do clash with logic and others accentuate violence against others, taking it to death limits. It did happen to me when the Sharia students and the Ashawes group aggressed me personally using white weapons (knives) and, wanted me dead as to protect the Faith in Allah’s. A senior student informed me explaining what happened last May in front of the university. However, I do believe that a new life road I should expect since I managed to escape them and saved my life from their hands – but, I crossed these gates to be imprisoned and put in jail. It see it coming to me in my near future and I do see what I will be facing in the next couple of days. I do not like to predict and foretell. However, I have to be prepared so the reality will not suddenly hit and strike me.

A couple of hours ago I received a letter from the Local District attorney’s office requesting my presence for an ongoing investigation on next Monday in the Police station of Moharam Bek district in Alexandria. The investigation were linked to the claims raised by the Azhar University against me, their need to “interfere” with my writing and my publications outside their walls on the (free) Internet space, where they have no control. It seems to me that the Azhar’s “blessings” that I thought got rid of by obtaining my expulsion letter of freedom is hunting me until today and that the request for the appeal by the police authorities is just one of the parts of these “blessings" that will not part its victims, similar to what happened to Dr. Nasr Hammed Abu Zeid and what happened to him forcing him to separate and divorce his wife, and similar to Dr. Ahmad Sobhi Mansour who's with the Azhar’s blessings managed to get him in jail and his subsequent immigration (exile) outside the country forever or in the "blessings" case of Dr. Nawal Alsaadawi and Ahmad Al Sahawy and others whose publications are banned of publishing and distribution in the entire country due to the Azhar reports.

I am absolutely not frightened. My happiness comes from the fact that the anti-free thinkers are dealing with me in this manner corresponds to those who are intellectually bankrupt and it does raise my self-confidence in my own ideals and principles. I am prepared to face anything and everything to be able to say what I think freely without any restrictions or chains put on me by governments or religious institutions and also collective totalitarian regimes using these ways to achieve continuity of decadent practices. Practices of the enemies of thoughts that abolish people minds either by religion or drugs.

Just the fact that there are laws that criminalize the freedom of thinking and punishes whoever dares to criticize religion in any form by imprisonment is considered a serious fault in the legal system that should in the first place be the structure that governs and sets people interactions and, not to impose restrictions in favor of religion or the law -itself- or any other social structure. Because the human being – the individual – is the principle and he precedes everything else. So to criminalize an individual for criticizing the social structure, religion or the authority – natural behavior that came after that primary individual existence – It is a serious and dangerous effect of these very laws and regulations surpassing their limits of effectiveness and interfere with matters that belong to the realm of individual freedom that is considered a secret and no one -whoever may be- is allowed to cross.

I am hereby and in all clearness and openness declare my rejection and disgust from any law and regulation and authority (system) that does not respect the individual’s rights and personal freedom, that does not believe and acknowledge the complete freedom of the individual to express his views what ever they may be as long as these views were presented in speech and has’t been connected to any behavior (action) that might hurt others. So here I do declare that at this time, these laws do not obligate me in any way and I do accept them or their existence. I do not respect anyone who helps in their implementation, uses it as a guide or reference and who ever tolerate their existence or worse, benefits from them. And if these laws are forced upon us and we are in a state of helplessness then this is due to those who have other “agendas” and benefit for the current situation where they are more than happy to have it and keep it as it is. This will never make me susceptible to surrender or prone to wait for any negotiations or compromise.

I do hereby declare truly and openly refusal and rejection of any law or constitution and any ruling order that does not respect the individual rights and his personal freedom, that does not confess respect absolute human rights as long as it doesn't touch the others in a materialistic way and does not approve freedom of expressing opinions whatever are the arguments and the topics as long as these expressions are words said by people and not linked with materialistic acts that intend harm others, at the same time I declare clearly that such laws are not my concern and do not accept its presence and deeply despise all that work for these laws to be applied and all that refer to these laws in a juridical way and all that support them and gain advantage of them. These regulations imposed on us are not in our hands to change them but in the hands of the ones gaining high interest that are satisfied strongly for their presence and have interests in keeping them. But, all of this will not make me surrender nor wait for delivery and reconciliation.

I also declare from here that I do not approve the legality of the procedures to question me regarding a subject like this actual one that, is in the limits of freedom of expression, dictated by the declaration of the international human rights that Egypt supposedly have signed. Although, regardless the presence of such regulations and even if Egypt did not sign, these human rights are obvious matters that do not need laws and regulations to limit their matters.

To all the envious people who can imagine and think that all these naive manipulations will change my attitude and force me to alter the course that I set for myself I would like to say: die from your envy and hide in your holes, I will not back up, not even for an eye blink, I will not change any of the words I have written and whatever chains you will put on me will not affect my dream to win my freedom. It has been my companion from childhood and will keep on shimmering my imagination till the endless time.

And to the Azhar University, its professors and Sheikhs who stood and are still standing against any notion of free thought that is far away from all their superstition and bigotry I would like to say: your existence will fall into the junk of history and then you will not find anyone who will shed a tear on you and rest assured that your states will shatter and disappear as happened to others like you. And happy is the one who learn from others mistakes!
Karim Amer. Saturday October 28th, 2006

Today Karim was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment.

I find this issue pathetic but may be in a foreign language one can say what he wants. Foreigners in our country. That is what i call discrimination.
I found myself once telling a European friend (not to say french), if we argue, regardless who is guilty and, go to the Egyptian police they will not keep you but me, if we go to the french police they will still keep me and release you. This is what I call racial discrimination. I do not think that Karim Amer would have gone to jail if he said what he said in another language!
(please disagree and tell me that I am wrong).

Saturday, January 27, 2007

This of course is a movie.

Movie # motion picture # sound is motion over a picture # motion picture # movie.
Cinema of the real.
Nice Independent montage.
This is about making movies.

In reality motion is still picture.
May be in reality it serves as job requirements under the slogan reconstruction.
Interesting assignments as regard to fighting unemployment.
Taking societies by their balls. Down with democracies.
WHO's got balls carries it. They don't hire unofficial.
Quiet dangerous game to be involved with.
We need some music as a foreground!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

100YEARS>1MONTH. About music.

This post is about music.
MOMO needs a music teacher.
Contact Nabi Bek Daniel.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

The Applied Art of Praying

I remember like 20 years ago, one of any religion could spend the night in a Cairo mosque.
Mosques did not require an ID for spending the night.
But, hotels do.

She met a guy! Wanted to give herself to a foreigner, an exotic exotic fruit.
The guy, the local can only follow her in the Luxor Hotel if they do a paper called marriage.
She went back home north.
Years later she discovers married twice ! # Polygamy #

What applies to the foreigner,
the resident,
the local!

20 years ago CIA (See Eye American) did not blow mosques.
Long time ago churches also were always opened says some sites on internet.
Is it true that one can pray anywhere?
Can we sleep anywhere?
Home, Resident and Tourist.

A church ... what a nice house!

Foreigner she said.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

A Post to End/Start the Year

29/12/2006 early morning.
Last night I couldn't sleep.

Painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio XVIth century.

Animals were screaming being slaughtered and people in the street were fighting to get a piece of meat. They killed animals all night until dawn than the mosques started praying shouting for hours.I never liked the images of killing.
I felt like they are going to execute Saddam Hussein from some bits and pieces of news on TV.
I remembered years ago when I told a friend that Saddam was a dictator, Mohsein was coming back from Iraq (with a group of artists and film makers) to support the Iraqi people during the American embargo on Iraq, he replied, with that glow in his eyes, that Iraqis do like Saddam Hussein very much and he is considered as a great leader in his country. It took me years to understand the charismatic Saddam Hussein .
Throughout the years I would question every Iraqi I meet about Saddam Hussein and I got very diverse point of views. Some accused him of torturing their family. Some others used his existence to get political asylum in Europe and America the same way some many Copts claimed religious asylum in the west since Gamal Abdel Nasser times. A process that I understood afterwards defined as brain drain.
I cannot remember a single Iraqi talking good about Saddam except some interviewed on TV living in Iraq and willing to starve and suffer for continuing living in Iraq! May be I did not meet his supporters because I never had the chance to know Iraq during Saddam regime.
I guess it must have been like in Cuba were you will only benefit the generosity of the administration only if they frame you and know that you will support their cause.
It is legitimate if the system and its institutions are weak and leaking.
To get back to the point, I do believe today that the Iraqi leader was not what the media portrayed of him. {{Like I do believe I have to know Cuba before the death of Fidel Castro}}
Today, I do not trust the so-called modern democratic regimes as people choose between the bad and the ugly. And, republics being inherited. Administrators in a way or another are replacing leaders.
Peacefully or aggressively.
These thoughts take me back to 1990 when I was enrolled as an Egyptian reserve officer.
My division had to go and liberate Kuwait from the so called Iraqi occupation. (Aren't we actually occupied ?!) Different reasons were given for Egyptians to kill Iraqis and get killed by friendly American fire. Reason 1: to protect the holly land of the Mecca (Saudi Arabia).
Reason 2: the Americans were paying good money # 150 $/day for the officer and 50$/day for the soldier. (These reasons were not good enough for me and, I would like to remaining silent as anything I might say can and will be taken against me in a court of f****n emergency and military law. So much to say regarding the subject!).
The reason that Saddam was a dictator was not the issue, as we knew that Saddam was not different than the rest of Arab leaders (see non-Arabs too) and that he was promised Kuwait as a re compensation for his long war against Iran. Iraq needed a port to export its oil . I do not need to mention that if Iraq has succeeded to benefit from its resources the Saddam strategy was to have the ability to be a strong nation, gather all other Arabs around him and, get rid of the Israeli occupation. I personally think he would have been able to do it but this remains fiction.
Egypt since the Camp David peace treaty could not play the same fighter role, it replaced fighting ability by huge bank accounts making its government rich and its people depending on US aids. The result of which is the today's corrupt system and strong Muslim brotherhood organisms holding the civil society by its balls. A cohabitation with the devil.
Today, I have seen a strong Iraqi leader walking on his feet to be hanged and an Egyptian president leaning on the wall during the Eid pray.
A courageous man that, gave his life to death as a great warrior and, lived fighting for a cause. A leader representing a nation dream of getting rid of that spine called Israel implanted in its heart.
On the other hand an Egyptian president that did not even comment on the death of his Iraqi colegue but only said that it will escalate violence. A president that says the first thing he does when he wakes up is watch the news on CNN and BBC before having his cabinet meeting. A president that watches the news like you and me and doesn't contribute in it.
Egypt # Life can go on as long as life is still possible!
Only the ones dying do give their lives, see Palestinians .
Today the execution of Saddam Hussein is the execution of the last Arab symbol of dignity.
We can still apply for a green card lottery here if you live in Egypt, you may win if you have the required level of education and proper bank account! Than you will grow up, have bacon and eggs for breakfast, join the army here, they seem to have nice helicopters, come back for a road map killing your brothers and sisters, if they are still alive and, if you are still able to recognize them.
If you see your enemy, you are already dead. But, Saddam Hussein when he saw Donald, he did not at that time know that the enemy has amnesia, with well known organic or functional causes . He had others in mind in his power struggle like the case of Mubarak accusing Iran for being behind terrorism in Egypt.

I believe that Saddam is more important than Yasser Arafat. Saddam is comparable to Gamal Abdel Nasser. Saddam will probably remain as the last symbol of a moderate Islamic Arab resistance. And, we can fall in extremism! My heart did not stop aching for two days.
I do not believe in God, otherwise I would have wished Blessing of his soul.
But I do believe in immortality, and I think he will remain immortal in every human soul.
As for the American administration, thanks but no thanks for making my New Year's Eve, Eid and Hanukkah.
01/01/2007 Late night