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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Driving under the influence..







سمعت خبرًا بالأمس أنه سيتم تطبيق عقوبات أشد على قائدي السيارات من مستخدمي أجهزة الهواتف النقالة أثناء القيادة في المملكة المتحدة، حيث تضاعفت الغرامة المالية إلى 60 جنيه استرليني (بعد أن كانت 30) وإضافة ما يصل إلى 3 نقاط لرخصة قيادتهم، مما يعني المخاطرة بفقدانهم الرخصة إذا وصلت النقاط إلى 6. أتت هذه العقوبات بعد أن أثبتت أبحاثهم بأن استخدام الهاتف النقال أثناء القيادة يشكل خطورةً أكبر من القيادة تحت تأثير المشروبات الكحولية!! بل دلّت الإحصائيات بأن هؤلاء السائقين قد تسببوا في 13 حالة وفاة و400 إصابة في سنة 2005.

عندها تذكرت مشهدًا من فيلم "الإرهاب والكباب" لعادل إمام ، حين كان أحد الرهائن يكرر باللهجة السودانية: "في أوروبا والدول المتقدمة ..." يحدث كذا وكذا

فما الذي نفعله في الكويت؟؟

لقد وصل توافر وسهولة الحصول على الهواتف النقالة إلى درجةٍ مخيفةٍ وضعته في أيدي أبناء الثانية عشر. بل لا يمكن أن تقود سيارتك لأكثر من خمسة أمتار بدون أن تمرعليك سيارة يستخدم سائقها أو سائقتها الهاتف النقال أثناء القيادة. أنا متأكدة مئة في المئة بأن هذه الظاهرة قد نمت عن حوادث كثيرة. فهل منكم من يعلم أرقامًا إحصائية على وجه التحديد أو يعلم بحادثة من هذا النوع؟ ولكن لنبدأ بسؤال أكثر واقعية: هل منا من يرى أن قيادة السيارة "تحت تأثير الهاتف النقال" خطيرة؟؟

 
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Sunday, February 25, 2007
عيدي يا بلادي

بيض صنائعنا سود مواقعنا


خضر مرابعنا حمر مواضينا




كل عام وإنتِ حرة وبألف خير يا كويت الخير



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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Joke of the Day
Here are some news bits from Yahoo! News which I found really amusing today. Not as amusing as the ever endless Bushisms, but, nevertheless, so ironically funny.


"We know that if we leave Iraq before the mission is completed, the enemy is going to come after us. And I want you to know that the American people will not support a policy of retreat" said DICK Cheney in a speech aboard the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier at Yokosuka Navy Base near Tokyo.

I have no idea why are they still using that lie! Terrorism?? In Iraq? That would haunt them? PUH-lease!! I think after the bloodshed the 'invation' has created, they won't be any Iraqis left to terrorise anybody, anywhere!


"We want to complete the mission, we want to get it done right, and we want to return with honor," he added.

I'm a bit confused here! Are we still talking about Iraq?? Complete the Mission? Right? Honor?? Horror, is more like it! (Suddenly Abu Ghraib flashes horribly in mind!!)


Bush is sending 21,500 more troops to Iraq, but Democrats in charge of U.S. Congress are pressing for a change in strategy.

You go, Georgy!! Flood them out with more troops. Kill ALL the Iraqis and your problems will ALL be gone, along with the remains of what used to be a semi-functional brain that won you the elections TWICE somehow!


British media reported that British Prime Minister Tony Blair was set to announce on Wednesday that Britain would start to withdraw its 7,100 troops from Iraq within weeks. Blair was expected to say the withdrawal reflected Britain's success in southern Iraq, where control of security is being handed back to Iraqi forces, the media reports said.

NOW that's a lie worth telling!! Whatever it takes to get you outta there! Maybe the Americans should give such strategy a shot! (Hmm.. that sounded ludicrously redundant, didn't it? lol)


*Update*

LONDON - Britain will withdraw around 1,600 troops from Iraq in the coming months and aims to further cut its 7,100-strong contingent by late summer if Iraqi forces can secure the country's south, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday.

Hmm.. am worried about that if!

*Update2* 22/02/07


LONDON - Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, is getting his wish to serve in Iraq. The Ministry of Defense ended speculation that had been swirling for about a week by announcing Thursday the 22-year-old prince will be sent to Iraq with his Blues and Royals regiment in May or June. Harry, a second lieutenant, will assume a troop commander's role.

The Sun (which I despise) said it all: 1,600 OUT.. ONE'S IN! مسيجين .. راح من كيس أهله

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Sunday, February 18, 2007
The Kingdom


Salam all. Witty here, not Fuzzy, since some people are still confusing us :) It's finally the weekend, so thought I'd post something.

A friend of mine sent me an e-mail about a new movie due out in September 2007, called The Kingdom. The story starts when a terrorist detonates a bomb in a Western housing compound in Riyadh. Yup! Riyadh, KSA! So, of course, the Americans, being the best at everything, take over with FBI special agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) assembling an 'elite' team to go to KSA and catch the 'madman'.

At the beginning, I was really appalled by the idea. Not only are the Americans parading another all-American-heroes-the-only-ones-who-can-save-the-day type of movie, but now they are filming it in Saudia Arabia! And Allah knows how I hate the way they dress us up and make us behave in those movies. They actually have a scene where they are talking to the King or a Prince, convincing him that they are the best and they know what they're doing, so 'leave it to us, Your Highness'! As if no-one else has the brains but them. I'm not anti-Americans, but I'm anti-what-they-do or claim to be able to do. The skeptical me kept thinking that they are going to make fun of Saudis (i.e. Arabs in general) just to prove they're the best.

However, after a while, I thought I'd give it a shot and go see it when it's out. Simply because I was also skeptical of Syriana at the beginning. Thought they are probably making fun of us, so I won't go watch it in the movies; I don't want to be humiliated in public. If I must, I may buy the DVD later and be humiliated one-on-one. But I've decided to go to the movies after I heard that George Clooney was called a traitor for starring in it, because it showed the real American policy. To be honest, the movie was crowded with so many events that you won't be able to keep up with them all. Nevertheless, I LOVED it! Surely it was funny (we laughed out loud at the movies) when Clooney was trying to pass as a fluent Arabic speaker, but I loved the fact that the Prince in Syriana had the Kuwaiti Royal Family's name, dressed like UAE and adopted the Saudi Royal Family's story. All in all, it was a new kind of movie. I'm hoping it's the beginning of an era, American honesty era, which so far has been an oxymoron.


So, back to The Kingdom. Let's wait and see.

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