Friday, November 09, 2012

I am with the uprising of Arab women… period!

During the whole month of October, both Facebook and Twitter were filled with pictures of people, women and men, all ages, races, genders, ethnicity, and religious background … for one purpose: Women!

I have seen so many touching pictures of people fighting for causes and reasons that touch my daily life, others who fight causes that I don’t face because of geography but I could relate to, and those who did it for reasons that I could not relate to but also respected, for one reason… They are humans, and they deserve to live!

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are humans” I can’t get enough of this quote, because it sums it all up. Women are humans; which God they pray for, what do they wear, or who inspires them is not of my – or any ones business – what so ever.
Recently because of few “controversial” – the official description – photos, lots of reports were sent to Facebook administration that the Facebook page admins were sent a warning that the page is in danger of being shut off!!

“Stop supporting human rights for those people don’t like” that’s the message. Weather it is a person with a religious background that makes some people uncomfortable, or it is a person with an outfit that is not liked by people, or someone whose life style is not approved by people, eventually supporting human right to have a peaceful life without being judged or tortured is beyond Facebook toleration policy.

What a shame!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

Article 1.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11.
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense.
(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Article 14.
(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 15.
(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16.
(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17.
(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
(2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 21.
(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23.
(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25.
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26.
(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27.
(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests
resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29.
(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Was Here (United Nations World Humanitarian Day Perform...

I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that, and something that I left behind
When I leave this world, I'll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won't forget

I was here...

I lived, I loved
I was here...
I did, I've done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here...

I want to say I lived each day, until I died

I know that I had something in, somebody's life
The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I leave
That I made a difference, and this world will see

I was here...

I lived, I loved
I was here...
I did, I've done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here...

I was here...

I lived, I loved
I was here...
I did, I've done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here...

I just want them to know

That I gave my all, did my best
Brought someone to hapiness
Left this world a little better just because...

I was here...

I was here...

I lived, I loved
I was here...
I did, I've done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here...

Saturday, June 09, 2012

And the stupidity is still on... Foreigners are BAD

Soon after watching the amazing “Don’t talk to foreigners, they’re spies” ads,  it started to spread all over international news. This is The Independent piece on it, and this is The New York Times!

The ad

Whoever talks about “Wheel of Production” can now go and find him some other thing to be obsessed with, cause if I was a foreigner, I would not give a damn and visit Egypt and talk to people there!

Not mention that the ad is so stupid that it hurts! So some country now has to actually pay someone and plant him in Egypt to unleash the biggest secret ever that Egyptians have a problem with public transportation? That the educational system sucks?

And have you noticed the lady talking with the indirect sign of “Bread, Liberty, and Social Justice” behind her? She was wearing the Palestinian scarf around her neck... aka “She is the Revolution”
You might think this is lame, but considering the level of sophistication of the whole ad, you’ll find this just fits!

What did that woman say? “I over heard them conspiring against the army in the subway”..... God!!!

We conspire against the army in Twitter and all over the Internet... DUH!

According to Zenobia, who thinks this is all a way of dealing with the previous problem of “The Israeli Spy”, the military intelligence the producer of that campaign:

Throughout the day there was speculations among journalists on who exactly stands against that advertising campaign. According to Egyptian TV employees , the campaign is aired by orders of above the above
Anyhow  @Military_Secret twitter account spoke about the campaign which simply is run by the intelligence

So I’m supposed to believe that the military intelligence who happens to have a Twitter account announced “indirectly” that they produced that campaign to counter attack the spies??!!... REALLY?? …”Winking”

Lame alert! 

So here are the final messages:
1- If you are a patriotic Egyptian, don’t ever allow young youth to talk about politics in cafes, there might be a foreigner who will hear them talking!
2- Youth interested in politics in public transportation are “conspiring against the army”!... oh yea, we are that dangerous, but we let them arrest and torture us for the heck of it!
3- Revolution is bad, foreigners are bad, Politics is bad
National TV is good, authority is good, football and Ramadan TV series are good

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Welcome back, Transit

TRANSIT is back… yaaaaaaaaaaaay
Thanks to everyone who had a role in this,
and welcome back Transit.