Sunday, August 27, 2006

Human Behavior and Complexity

Whoever said man is a simple being is out of touch with reality.

We are far from simple.

Hidden agendas, thoughts, and wonderings lurk behind those eyes and it is interesting (and funny) to watch when a person is not telling the truth.

Is it ok to lie? It depends on the circumstance and if anyone gets hurt in the process. Personally, I do not care unless it harms someone.

Honey, I know he is not the father of your child, the paternity test says so!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Life's Simple Pleasure #1

Coffee with friends, subject matter: men

Monday, August 21, 2006

Quand je n'arrive pas à m'exprimer

Je pense bien que le monde est calculé
Je pense bien que tout est encadré
Que nos pensées sont tracées dans l'air auparavant
Et tu crois que la derniere prise
Elle a mis du temps ta douleur

Ouvre les yeux le monde change

Ah oui je sais qu'un jour
Ah oui je sais qu'un jour

Pour voir plus clair
Tu dois oublier tous les mensonges
Ah le monde change, le monde change

Soulage ton coeur, soulage ton ame
Ah le monde change

Et tu crois que la derniere prise
Elle a mis du temps ta douleur
Ta douleur, ta douleur

Demain est une autre sortie
Ca fait mal dire mais j'ai peur, j'ai peur, j'ai peur

Ah le monde change, le monde change
Soulage ton coeur, soulage ton âme
Ah le monde change, le monde change

(Thievery Corp. Le Monde)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Long Live Lebanon!

After a month of unrelenting abuse from their neighbors, the Lebanese people prevailed! Today, the IDF holds its head down in shame while the Lebanese lick their wounds and seek for a better tomorrow. Today, my alarm clock wakes me to better news: Lebanese stock improved tremendously, the Lebanese were able to withstand one of the most advanced armies in the world.

Israel sought to divide and conquer, but what they did was embed a sense of nationalism that has been hammered into every Lebanese around the globe.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Learning to Read the Paper

At the age of 22, I have finally learned how to read the paper. Let us take a look at, my favorite, the New York Times. (The parentheses are the stuff that should be understood from the article.)

Israel Asks U.S. to Ship Rockets With Wide Blast

By David S. Cloud

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 — Israel has asked the Bush(mert) administration to speed delivery of short-range antipersonnel rockets armed with cluster munitions, which it could use to strike Hezbollah missile sites (or baby Ali, mommy, whoever the hell gets in the way) in Lebanon, two American officials said Thursday..

But some State Department officials have sought to delay the approval because of concerns over the likelihood of civilian casualties (Bush's approval rating has plummeted, perhaps?), and the diplomatic repercussions (everyone already hates us). The rockets, while they would be very effective against hidden missile launchers, officials say, are fired by the dozen and could be expected to cause civilian casualties if used against targets in populated areas (whoa, shocker!)...

If the shipment is approved, Israel may be told that it must be especially careful (as in 33% of your targets are kids) about firing the rockets into populated areas, the senior official said.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

For You, Georgie

Gandhi is right:

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"

The Way My Coffee Cup Sees It

All unhappiness and stagnation
Result from a feeling that you are
At the mercy of the world and the people in it.
But what a joy it is, what a major shift to strength and
Power, when you no longer wait around for others to favor and
Love you, for others to flatter and reward you. Reward and flatter
Yourself, favor and love yourself.

-Kira Salak