Monthly Archives: January 2009

Hay a5ert el 3arab…

The following excerpts are taken from Arab newspapers applauding the actions of the Turkish prime minister and condemning the ass of a leader, Amro Musa.
ABD-AL-BARI ATWAN IN AL-QUDS AL-ARABI

We were not surprised to see the Turkish prime minister walking off the stage because he was not allowed to respond to Shimon Peres’ misleading statements. We were surprised to see Arab League Secretary-General Amr Musa remaining on the same platform as Peres, without either challenging him or exposing his lies.

ALI QASIM IN SYRIA’S AL-THAWRAH

Erdogan’s action conveys many messages and could turn the whole international scene upside down. The important question now is: did the Arabs get the message?

MUHAMMAD NUR IN LEBANON’S AL-SAFIR

Erdogan proved once again that he is more Arab and human than most Arab rulers… Amr Musa’s reaction was, in fact, a sin and absolutely astonishing.

Basically they’re telling us the fact that has been killing me for as long as I know, the Arab leaders are cowards. Especially Amro Musa ! What the fuck man, Turkey stands up for us and you stand there like a little bitch doing what exactly ? When the fuck are our leaders going to do anything, when they can’t even stand up and talk! All our voices, all our shouts, all our cries and all our tears, and for what ? For that dick to stand right next to Peres and say nothing, JUST FUCKING GREAT !

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Erdogan, a hero.

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DAVOS, Switzerland (CNN) — Thousands of people turned out to greet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his return home from Davos Friday, a day after he stormed off stage following a heated exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres over Israel’s military campaign in Gaza.

The pair exchanged angry words during the debate but Peres told CNN on Friday the two leaders had spoken on the phone to clear the air.

In a press conference earlier, Erdogan said his words were directed at the Israeli government, not the Israeli people.

“I heard his press conference and he said it was nothing against me, nothing against Israel. So I called him up and said yes it’s nothing against you, nothing against Turkey, we consider you as a friend,” Peres said.

But Peres said it had been his duty to “answer unfounded accusations” and denied either side had apologized to the other.

“I didn’t take it personally, I didn’t go for a personal fight. I answered unfounded accusations, it was my duty, and they didn’t change my mind. I have relations with Turkey, relations with the prime minister, relations with the president and that’s it.”

Erdogan returned home to a hero’s welcome following his scene-grabbing moment in Davos. Thousands of people lined up at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, cheering and waving signs. A large banner read, “You Will Never Walk Alone” and other, smaller signs bore phrases including “Davos Conqueror.”

People were also seen waving Turkish and Palestinian flags and throwing flowers on the road leading to Erdogan’s home. Despite the glowing response at the airport, there has been some criticism in Turkish media of Erdogan’s exchange with the Israeli president.

CNN Turk’s Deniz Bayramoglu said the issue was still “hot” with Erdogan’s secularist political opponents speaking out against the prime minister.

“They also say that Israel’s behavior in Gaza is unacceptable but they are very critical of Prime Minister Erdogan’s behavior,” Bayramoglu said.

“Some are saying they are really proud of Prime Minister Erdogan and some are saying it is a diplomatic scandal.”

Erdogan had been angered after Peres said that Israel is committed to peace and blamed Hamas for the fighting in Gaza, where Israel staged a three-week military operation that ended earlier this month.

When Erdogan began responding, a moderator cut him off, saying the debate had run over its allotted time. Erdogan patted the moderator on the arm until he was granted one more minute to respond. Video Watch commentary on Erdogan’s angry exchange »

“I know the reason behind raising your voice is because of the guilty psychology,” he said to Peres. “My voice will not be that loud, you must know that.”

“When it comes to killing — you know killing very well. I know how you hit, kill children on the beaches.”

He then left the stage, complaining that Peres was receiving preferential treatment.

“From now on, Davos is finished for me,” Erdogan said. “I will not come back. You won’t let people talk. You gave him 25 minutes, but you gave me 12 minutes. This is not right.”

Erdogan had described the military campaign against Hamas fighters in Gaza as “barbaric” and accused Israel of using excessive force.

Peres had said Hamas was responsible for the “tragedy,” accusing the Islamist militants of creating a “dangerous dictatorship.”

“Israel left Gaza completely — no occupation,” Peres said. “I want to understand why they throw rockets at us. 

* I took this article from CNN *

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I surfed, I stumbled, I watched…

jumbleEver wanted to watch a series but couldn’t be bothered to download the episodes ? Ever miss out on an episode and wished you could see it right away ? Well a few weeks ago I was sitting at home doing absolutely nothing and I wasn’t in the mood to go to “Share3 el jam3a” and buy DVD’s, so I stumbled upon this website, Ninjavideo, and I started watching 30Rock episodes.

Okay now I have 3 things to get out of this post :

1. Click on “stumbled upon” above, and you’ll be directed to a cool website that literally stumbles upon other cool websites.

2. Ninjavideo is the sickest place to watch all your favorite series and movies online, depending on your connection speed and if you live in Jordan then depending on what day of the month it is =P, cause I usually max out my downloads at day 13..

3. 30Rock is one of the funniest TV shows I’ve watched. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin really come together and make the series extremely appealing, to me at least.

So check out StumbleUpon, NinjaVideo and 30Rock by clicking on them :).

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2009 and yet another iPhone…

iphone-evidenceSpeculations have been hovering over iPhone-related websites for the release of a new iPhone in 2009. MacRumors found evidence of a new iPhone in the 2.x firmware (code shown above). After digging deep within, MacRumors discovered this code, and “iPhone2,1″ implies the next generation iPhone. The first iPhone’s model number is “iPhone1,1″, while the iPhone 3G’s is “iPhone1,2″, therefore; “iPhone2,1″ is very promising.

Many designers have already posted up their own ideas for a new iPhone. The one I most like is Gizmodo’s concept design, which reveals a slide out keyboard for that sometimes-annoying on-screen keyboard, and a better camera. Another one that I find appealing is the iPhone Nano. Okay, the name isn’t that ingenious, but everyone knows what a Nano of an apple product would look like.

I’m currently content with the iPhone 3G, although the camera sucks when used in a dim-lighted area, and the multi-touch makes for a great evidence bag for C.S.I (hence the fingerprints), we’re all waiting for what 2009 brings. I’m looking forward to what Apple releases, although with Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., out sick for the next few months things won’t be the same. My fingers are crossed.

Yes, I’m a gizmo freak =) !

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Life works in mysterious ways.

img_01021It’s funny how life works. Yesterday, technically before yesterday, I posted “The man I am” post and let me quote myself : “I’ve never prayed or gone to church,except on occasions” and this evening I went to church with my family. It was totally random, I was sitting down writing down my “Dubai = $” blog and my mom was like Shadi go dress nice, we’re going to church. I was like “Who? What ?”.

Dad came home from work (yeah my dad works on friday, so save room maybe that’s why I look the part) and we drove up to the church. It was really beautiful, hundreds of people from all nationalities praying together. Me and dad waited outside and talked about his work, waiting for the ceremony to begin. I could just feel warmth, love and serenity hovering all over the church ground. To me, that’s what christianity is all about, the love that binds all people together and brings all of us together, even if we don’t know who everyone is.

The ceremony started and we all sat down. The priest walked in and the ceremony began, and the choir started to chant, and immediately the room was filled with an aura that I can’t define. I was happy, sad and afraid all at the same time. Everyone was praying along with the priest and I was standing there like an idiot, and I wished for one moment that I was a devout christian. Not so I can be close to God or anything like that, but because if I were a devout christian, I wouldn’t have to write that previous post.

Anyway, at the end of the ceremony, the priest prays on wine and bread,  and then everyone attending is given a piece of bread dipped in wine, resembling the blood and body of Jesus Christ, but let’s not go into details. So after that I knelt down next to mom, and prayed to be a better person, better than the ” man I am “.

Anyway, just wanted to share this with you guys, God bless…

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Mido, go "Jizz" your pants.

Jizz in my pants, the first single from The Lonely Island’s debut album “INCREDIBAD”.

Watch the video, hilarious shit =P. Enjoy :).

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Mido, go “Jizz” your pants.

Jizz in my pants, the first single from The Lonely Island’s debut album “INCREDIBAD”.

Watch the video, hilarious shit =P. Enjoy :).

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