Monday, February 28, 2011

The hypocrisy of Democratic countries

It is the democracy that support dictatorship, that breed is democracy that let the crazy demon go as dictator and kill the civilian, the people of his own country....

This democratic countries are the strong human right advocates, the strong democracy champions. Why?....

What a hypocrites they are; the double standard of democracy, and human right....

What a shame....

Western arms helping Libyan forces massacre anti-regime rebels, EU documents reveal

European and British arms firms supplied Libya with hundreds of millions of pounds of military hardware which is now being used by its armed forces to put down the revolt against Col Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

The European Union's latest arms control report, released in January, said member states issued licences for the sale of £293.2 million worth of weapons and weapons systems to Libya in 2009 alone.

Britain issued arms firms licences for the sale of £21.7 million worth of small arms, ammunition, ordinance, aviation components, armoured and protective equipment and military electronics.

Malta, which issued licences worth £67.9 million, was the largest European arms supplier to Libya in 2009. The sales, which were almost certainly re-exports of equipment bought elsewhere, were entirely made up of small arms – the kind of equipment now being used by Libyan forces to fire on unarmed protesters.

Germany issued licences for the sale of £47e_STnSmillion of military hardware, mainly vehicles and spare parts, France, approved £20.6 million of sales and Belgium a total of £19.04 million.

The sales were part of an intense competition between Russian and European manufacturers. Libya began a modest rearmament effort starting in 2004, when the United States and EU lifted sanctions imposed because of its support of terrorist groups.


and now they said again...

Libya: US ready to offer 'any type of assistance' to rebels

The Obama administration on Sunday said it was ready to offer "any type of assistance" to Libyans seeking to oust Col Muammar Gaddafi, as the US president's aides attempted to ward off criticism that Washington had acted too slowly to prevent the massacre of opponents of the Libyan regime.

"I think it's way too soon to tell how this is going to play out, but we're going to be ready and prepared to offer any kind of assistance that anyone wishes to have from the United States."


Finally the SWOT analysis have been done by the strategists of the democracy champions, human right advocates......after many lives had gone....

Please avoid playing global political games for own selfish political and economic gains at the expense of the human right of other countries. Who supply arms to the dictator in the country to strengthen his political position(and also their position)? It just remind us of how another dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was groomed and supported by the democratic countries at the earlier stage.....

Are you sure there are true democracy champion, human right advocates? is just a political games(they called it global strategy), and we ordinary people suffered from their plays.....Democracy can be used as a platform to create dictatorship, some leaders of democratic countries are dictators in their own way, especially in global politic. They are like demon in Democracy, using democracy and human right as their platform and political tools for the global strategy. But actually they have hidden agenda.....look at the arms dealings, petrol politic, are they telling the true on democracy and human right?......

Ordinary people just want the basic human right to live, live in better global environment, better future for mankind, for the world.....

May be it is time their people throw some Jasmine flowers to them, to remind them their military arms supplies had developed the situation today.

What a shame.....

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

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, colour, 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 defence.
* (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 honour 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 favourable 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 favourable 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.


As the Jasmine flowers are blowing not only in North Africa, Middle East, and even traces of Jasmine flowers will be found in Europe and Asia; it is highly contagion. It is high time the ruling government relook at the Universal Declaration of Human Right, including the so called Democracy Champion and Human Right advocates......are you still hiding under the carpet?.....

Otherwise the Jasmine flowers may fall into your backyard, without you notice it; as Jasmine's good friend is the Facebook, the social media which travel and communicate fast, faster than your action ..... people power now stand tall and know their individual right....

The most common categorization of human rights is to split them into civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights.

Civil and political rights are enshrined in articles 3 to 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Economic, social and cultural rights are enshrined in articles 22 to 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

Is the human right differ in Asia and from people with different religion?
This is held to be true because without civil and political rights the public cannot assert their economic, social and cultural rights. Similarly, without livelihoods and a working society, the public cannot assert or make use of civil or political rights (known as the full belly thesis).

The indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights has been confirmed by the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action:

“ All human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and related. The international community must treat human rights globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing, and with the same emphasis”

—Vienna Declaration and Program of Action, World Conference on Human Rights, 1993

But the west and the east have different value.....did the declaration taking into the value of other human from different global regions?

How about religion value? will the declaration take into consideration of religion perspectives? the right of the people with religion.....

Is there any absolute right? even the right to kill by allowing gun ownership; or a nation's arm sales to poorer country for killing human, or where the people are facing poverty. Is the arms selling countries, an act of deprivation of human right of the citizen of buying country, a right for better living, a violation of human right?....

Government allow the government to ban the exercise of individual right ? where the right involve non humanity action...or the right violate the right of human to live in peace.....

How about the individual government right, which represent the combination of individual rights, to say "no" to political pressure from the superpowers?.....

The human right of minority.......

Is morally not right, a human right?......

Some human right may be universal; but some right may not....

It is not human right or human wrong; it is the human right of "ownership" of the basic human right.....

If your animal eat better food than me, a human; or I have no food to eat as a human. Is it human right to ask for food from you, the owner of the animal who are also human, or if I eat the animal as food, is it human wrong?... human violate the animal right?.......Otherwise a human will died of hunger and a animal will be fat with the inheritance of human, which is sufficient to feed many human in the world........can animal right have higher priority over human right??? depriving human the right, and given the animal the "human right", is it human right violation?.

It is the human right, political right to choose a government under democracy; if we choose a dictator in our country, it is exercise of our individual human right; is government chosen by people, liked by people and their government is people centered dictator, all citizen are happy as the government care for the citizens and ruled the country well..... can an action by superpower to suppress the country be treated as a human right violation?....

Is there any learning curve for country to undergo different stages of human right maturity?......

If the people of the country are happy of their existing political situation, it is their human right to maintain it; it is also their human right to change it. No any third party or 3rd country, even human right advocates can interfere with the domestic affair of the country as it is people is their human right of government.....

A monopoly; trade protection, price manipulation, cartel, nepotism, corruption,pollution....a human right violation? deprive human of better economic/business environment...

Is the unauthorized involvement of a government of a country to the domestic affairs of another country, a human right violation?.....

Can a nation having racial discriminating legal framework, be a country that respect human right?....

Can human right have double standards; not only within the nation, also across the national borders?.....

Can a super race, privileged race, or master race conception a human right "right"? the practice a violation of human right?...

Human right means people power; human right means people centered ownership of their basic rights.....and no others. The right must be for the human entitlement for a basic living and for betterment of human environment itself. It must start from human, politically it is still people, human.....the right for betterment of mankind....

" Non- human" cannot have human right.......


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Liberating Libya - Uprising continue...

The news have been blocked. The silence revealed may be more killings of the civilians

Jamal al-Hajji, an activist who initiated a Facebook call for "day of rage" protests against the Qaddafi regime on Feb. 17. No news from him....

Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has vowed to fight on and die a "martyr"

Gaddafi Is Using Foreign African Mercenaries to Crush Libyans' Revolt

Saif al-Islam appeared on state television and blamed the violence and protests, including "acts of sabotage and burning," on "foreign agents," and in particular, Israel, echoing the attempts made by other Arab leaders in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen to dismiss and downplay the unrest.67 He said that the unrest "may cause civil war" and referred to the civil war in Libya in 1936. He also said that Libya was different from its neighbours. He ended by warning, "We will fight to the last man and woman and bullet. We will not lose Libya. We will not let Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya and BBC trick us"(source: wikipedia)

Gaddafi on 13 February warned against the use of Facebook, and security organisations arrested several prominent internet activists and bloggers

On 23 February Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini stated that according to his information 1,000 people had died so far

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Girl with courage

Libya & Direct Democracy

After popular movements overturned the rulers of Tunisia and Egypt, its immediate neighbours to the west and east, Libya experienced a full-scale revolt beginning in February 2011.[23][24] By 20 February, the unrest had spread to Tripoli. In the early hours of 21 February 2011, Seif al-Islam, oldest son of Muammar Gaddafi, spoke on Libyan television of his fears that the country would fragment and be replaced by "15 Islamic fundamentalist emirates" if the uprising engulfed the entire state. He warned that the country's economic wealth and recent prosperity was at risk, admitted that "mistakes had been made" in quelling recent protests and announced that a constitutional convention would begin on 23 February. This convention would have the aim of reforming and democratising the constitution.[citation needed] Shortly after this speech, the Libyan Ambassador to India announced on BBC Radio 5 live that he had resigned in protest at the "massacre" of protesters.

Rumours began to circulate as to the whereabouts of Gaddafi, with unsubstantiated sources claiming that he had fled the country, possibly to Venezuela.[25][26] Gaddafi appeared on Libyan state TV to deny these rumours, stating "I want to show that I'm in Tripoli and not in Venezuela. Do not believe the channels belonging to stray dogs".[27] Two Libyan Air Force colonels flew their F-1 Mirage jets to Malta and defected after refusing orders to bomb protesters

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Libya (Arabic: ‏ليبيا‎‎ Lībiyā), officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Arabic: الجماهيرية العربية الليبية الشعبية الإشتراكية العظمى‎‎ Al Jamāhīriyyah al 'Arabiyyah al Lībiyyah aš Ša'biyyah al Ištirākiyyah al 'Uẓmā), is a country located in the Maghreb region of northern Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Libya lies between Egypt to the east, Sudan to the south east, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

With an area of almost 1,800,000 square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa by area, and the 17th largest in the world.[4] The capital, Tripoli, is home to 1.7 million of Libya's 6.4 million people. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. Libya has the highest HDI in Africa and the fourth highest GDP (PPP) per capita in Africa as of 2009, behind Seychelles, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. These are largely due to its large petroleum reserves and low population.[5][6] Libya is one of the 10 richest oil producing countries.

Independent since 1951, Libya has been ruled from 1969 to the present by Muammar al-Gaddafi, who rose to power in a military coup. Still ongoing anti-government mass protests began in the country in mid-February 2011

Muammar al-Gaddafi

Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi(Arabic: معمر القذافي‎ Muʿammar al-Qaḏḏāfī About this sound audio (help·info); also known simply as Colonel Gaddafi; born 7 June 1942) has been the leader of Libya since a coup in 1969.[1]

On 1 September 1969, a small group of junior military officers led by Gaddafi staged a bloodless coup d'état against King Idris while he was in Turkey for medical treatment. His nephew, the Crown Prince Sayyid Hasan ar-Rida al-Mahdi as-Sanussi, had been formally deposed by the revolutionary army officers and put under house arrest; they abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the new Libyan Arab Republic.

From 1972, when Gaddafi relinquished the title of prime minister, he has been accorded the honorifics "Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" or "Leader and Guide of the Revolution" in government statements and the official press.[2] With the death of Omar Bongo of Gabon on 8 June 2009, he became the longest serving of all current non-royal national leaders and he is one of the longest serving rulers in history. He is also the longest-serving ruler of Libya since Libya, then Tripoli, became an Ottoman province in 1551.

Gaddafi based his new regime on a blend of Arab nationalism,[10][11] aspects of the welfare state,[12][13][14] and what Gaddafi termed "popular democracy",[15] or more commonly "direct, popular democracy". He called this system "Islamic socialism", and, while he permitted private control over small companies, the government controlled the larger ones. Welfare, "liberation" (or “emancipation” depending on the translation),[16] and education[17] were emphasized. He also imposed a system of Islamic morals,[18][19] outlawing alcohol and gambling. Like previous revolutionary figures of the 20th century such as Mao and his Little Red Book, Gaddafi outlined his political philosophy in his Green Book to reinforce the ideals of this socialist-Islamic state and published in three volumes between 1975 and 1979.

n 1977, Gaddafi proclaimed that Libya was changing its form of government from a republic to a "jamahiriya" – a neologism that means "mass-state" or "government by the masses". In theory, Libya became a direct democracy governed by the people[20] through local popular councils and communes.[21] At the top of this structure was the General People's Congress,[22] with Gaddafi as secretary-general. However, after only two years, Gaddafi gave up all of his governmental posts in keeping with the new egalitarian philosophy.

Gaddafi followed Gamal Abdel Nasser's ideas of pan-Arabism and became a fervent advocate of the unity of all Arab states into one Arab nation. He also supported pan-Islamism, the notion of a loose union of all Islamic countries and peoples. After Nasser's death on 28 September 1970, Gaddafi attempted to take up the mantle of ideological leader of Arab nationalism. He proclaimed the "Federation of Arab Republics" (Libya, Egypt, and Syria) in 1972, hoping to create a pan-Arab state, but the three countries disagreed on the specific terms of the merger. In 1974, he signed an agreement with Tunisia's Habib Bourguiba on a merger between the two countries, but this also failed to work in practice and ultimately differences between the two countries would deteriorate into strong animosity.
(source: extract from wikipedia)

So far, after the Tunisian uprising, and the contagion of civilian unrest spread to many Middle East countries and North African countries; Libya is the most violent response from the ruling government. The dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi make use of his own mercenaries or so called "Gaddafi's death squads", mainly employed from the African countries, to open fire on civilian. The use of military plans to bomb the civilian objects, are the sign of struggle to hold on to the power.

The following are report extracted from article "Gaddafi urges violent showdown and tells Libya 'I'll die a martyr", dated 22-2-2011, The statement revealed the full color of the dictator for the 41 years in Libya.

"Muammar Gaddafi set the stage for a violent, final showdown to crush Libya's popular uprising by urging loyalists to take to the streets to fight "greasy rats" in the pay of enemies ranging from the US to al-Qaida.

In an angry, ranting and often incoherent speech, the beleaguered Libyan leader ignored evidence of repression and bloodshed, including new reports of death squads, to insist that he would die in his homeland rather than flee abroad.

"I am not going to leave this land," Gaddafi vowed in a live broadcast on state TV. "I will die as a martyr at the end … I shall remain, defiant. Muammar is leader of the revolution until the end of time."

Speaking in front of the Tripoli compound bombed by US planes in 1986, he invoked the spirit of resistance to foreign powers and warned that the US could occupy Libya like Afghanistan. He claimed protesters were on hallucinogenic drugs and wanted to turn Libya into an Islamic state. They deserved the death penalty, he said, waving his Green Book".

Libyan are the bravest, of all the various Jasmine Uprising contagion events; they faced the most dangerous situation, and yet were courageous to take up the challenge for their future. Hat off to them, and wish that they will all succeeded to have a new life and new government in Libya. Many may have disappeared and never return, they have lost their lives. It is the most violent struggle by the dictator, they open fire to civilian, they use military plane to bomb the civilian objects....what a demon in the dictator, the "direct, popular democracy", it is actually demon go his own definition of democracy....

It let us open an eye on the meaning of democracy, western, social or any form; is there a real democracy if the system is not for the people for the love of mankind. It can be any form, the political system must be for the betterment of mankind....not only form but substance...

If you look at global politic, the dictatorial system survived because of superpowers playing dirty political games, for the benefits of their respective global strategy. Democratic governments support dictatorship, to indirectly help to suppress the people, allow them to be deprived of their basic human right when they are the human right advocates in their own country. But for the sake of their global strategy, strategic positions, petroleum politic; they exercise double standards and closed their eyes on the suffering of the people of the country of the dictator they supported. The democracy and human right policy is different in home policy and foreign policy where there are always hidden agenda.....

......just look at the political history of the Libya, you can see how the superpowers played their roles to continue support the dictatorship.... and this is the people, the ordinary people, the young people, who have been longing for the days of freedom(especially information freedom), that exploded at the same time, and spread as contagion effect to every hearts of ordinary people, that stand up and fight for their basic human right....

1. In August 2003, two years after Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's conviction, Libya wrote to the United Nations formally accepting 'responsibility for the actions of its officials' in respect of the Lockerbie bombing and agreed to pay compensation of up to US$2.7 billion – or up to US$10 million each – to the families of the 270 victims. The same month, Britain and Bulgaria co-sponsored a UN resolution which removed the suspended sanctions

In March 2004, British PM Tony Blair became one of the first Western leaders in decades to visit Libya and publicly meet Gaddafi. Blair praised Gaddafi's recent acts, and stated that he hoped Libya could now be a strong ally in the international War on Terrorism. In the run-up to Blair's visit, the British ambassador in Tripoli, Anthony Layden, explained Libya's and Gaddafi's political change thus:

"35 years of total state control of the economy has left them in a situation where they're simply not generating enough economic activity to give employment to the young people who are streaming through their successful education system. I think this dilemma goes to the heart of Colonel Gaddafi's decision that he needed a radical change of direction."[47]

2. On 15 May 2006, the US State Department announced that it would restore full diplomatic relations with Libya, once Gaddafi declared he was abandoning Libya's weapons of mass destruction program. The State Department also said that Libya would be removed from the list of nations supporting terrorism.[48] On 31 August 2006, however, Gaddafi openly called upon his supporters to "kill enemies" of his revolution and anyone who asks for political change within Libya.

3. In July 2007, French president Nicolas Sarkozy visited Libya and signed a number of bilateral and multilateral (EU) agreements with Gaddafi.

4. In October 2008 Libya paid $1.5 billion into a fund which will be used to compensate relatives of the

1. Lockerbie bombing victims with the remaining 20%;
2. American victims of the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing;
3. American victims of the 1989 UTA Flight 772 bombing; and,
4. Libyan victims of the 1986 US bombing of Tripoli and Benghazi.

As a result, President Bush signed Executive Order 13477 restoring the Libyan government's immunity from terror-related lawsuits and dismissing all of the pending compensation cases in the US, the White House said.[

5. On 30 August 2008, Gaddafi and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi signed a historic cooperation treaty in Benghazi.[54][55][56] Under its terms, Italy will pay $5 billion to Libya as compensation for its former military occupation. In exchange, Libya will take measures to combat illegal immigration coming from its shores and boost investments in Italian companies.[55][57] The treaty was ratified by Italy in 6 February 2009,[54] and by Libya on 2 March, during a visit to Tripoli by Berlusconi

(source: wikipedia)

Not the "human right advocates", not the "democracy champions"; where are their voices? they still want the dictators they supported to continue, to continue support the status quo, not to adversely affect their benefits in the countries, especially petrol right, arms sales, military position etc, or whatever their hiden agenda.....

The so called "human right advocates", the "democracy champion" are silence this time; the outlook of the events may be adversely affect their global strategic plan of their respective countries.........this time their strategists failed them....they are all surprise by the events, and got caught pants off....

Beware of Pseudo freedom, false democracy....they served a different master...

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Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower)茉莉花

Mo Li Hua is a classic Chinese folk song about the Jasmine flower or Mo Li flower. It is a beautiful song, the song many have heard since school days. Recently the song has become a patriotic song instead of love song due to the recent development in the political uprising of Tunisia, which was named the Jasmine Uprising or Jasmine Revolution. Jasmine, the word has become sensitive to some country.

Forget about the political, just listen to the beautiful song, it will bring peace to the burden souls. It is a peaceful song...

Let us listen to Mo Li Hua. 茉莉花.... 茉莉花....

Jasmine (Jasminum, pronounced /ˈdʒæzmɨnəm/,[4] via Arabic from the Persian yasmin, i.e. "gift from God",[5][6][7]) is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae), with about 200 species, native to tropical and warm temperate regions of the Old World. The leaves can be either evergreen (green all year round) or deciduous (falling in autumn).

茉莉又名茉莉花Mo Li Hua,为木樨科素馨属(Jasminum)常绿灌木或藤本植物的统称。茉莉花色洁白,香气浓郁,是最常见的芳香性盆栽花木。最著名的一种是双瓣茉莉(Jasminum sambac),也就是人们平常俗称的茉莉花

Mo Li Hua (茉莉花; pinyin: Mòlìhuā), which means 'Jasmine Flowers', is a popular Chinese folk song. It was created during the Qianlong Emperor period of the Qing Dynasty. There are two versions of the song, the more well known one from the Jiangsu Province, and the other from Zhejiang Province. They have different lyrics and a slightly different melody.

The melody has become well known among Western listeners as it was included by Giacomo Puccini in his opera Turandot, where it is associated with 'Turandot's splendor'.[1]

This song was sung by a young Chinese girl and broadcast to the world, at the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, to introduce the next Olympic Games site, accompanied by the music by Peking University students. [2] At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, this music was used in all awarding ceremonies.

An adaptation of the melody by Tan Dun(譚盾) was played during the medal ceremonies at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games



Hǎo yī duǒ měi lì de mò li huā
Hǎo yī duǒ měi lì de mò li huā
Fēn fāng měi lì mǎn zhī yā
Yòu xiāng yòu bái rén rén kuā
Ràng wǒ lái jiāng nǐ zhāi xià
Sòng gěi bié rén jiā
Mò li huā yā mò li huā


Such a beautiful jasmine flower
Such a beautiful jasmine flower
Sweet-smelling, beautiful, stems full of buds
Fragrant and white, everyone praises
Let me pluck you down
Give to someone
Jasmine flower, oh jasmine flower

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Christchurch - This is 2nd time earthquake

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New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands. The indigenous Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, commonly translated as land of the long white cloud. The Realm of New Zealand also includes Tokelau; the Cook Islands and Niue (self-governing but in free association); and the Ross Dependency, New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica.

New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation: it is situated about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) southeast of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and its closest neighbours to the north are the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. The country's sharp mountain peaks owe much to the earthquakes and volcanic activity caused by the clashing Pacific and Indo-Australian Plates. The climate is mild and temperate and most of the landscape is covered by tussock grass or forests of podocarp, kauri or southern beech. During its long isolation New Zealand developed a distinctive fauna dominated by birds, a number of which became extinct after the arrival of humans and introduced mammals.

They said New Zealand is the last land mass appeared on earth.New Zealand is a choice destination for holidays to many people.

Earthquakes occur regularly in New Zealand as the country forms part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is geologically active. About 14,000 earthquakes, most of them minor, are recorded each year.[1] About 200 of these are strong enough to be felt.[2] This affects the culture of the country, in the form of general awareness, historical events, disaster planning and building regulations.

Most earthquakes in New Zealand occur along the main ranges running from Fiordland in the southwest to East Cape in the northeast. This axis follows the boundary between the Indo-Australian and Pacific plates. Large earthquakes are less common along the central Alpine Fault, where the plates are not subducting and the forces are accommodated in different ways.New Zealand is sometimes nicknamed the Shaky Isles. Quite early on, European settlers were faced with the reality of earthquakes in their new home.

The largest city within this high risk zone is the nation's capital, Wellington, followed by Napier and Hastings. All these cities have experienced severe earthquakes since European settlement.

The New Zealand region of Canterbury (Māori: Waitaha) is mainly composed of the Canterbury Plains and the surrounding mountains. Its main city, Christchurch, hosts the main office of the Christchurch City Council, the Canterbury Regional Council and the University of Canterbury.

The Canterbury Region of New Zealand corresponds to the portion of the South Island to the east of the Southern Alps, from the Waiau River in the north, to the Waitaki River in the south.

To the west of the Southern Alps lies the Alpine Fault, a major fault boundary, that passes through the South Island from Fiordland in the south, to the Marlborough Region in the north, where it divides into multiple faults. The Pacific Plate lies to the east of the Alpine Fault and the Australian Plate lies to the west. The Pacific Plate is sliding SSW at about 35mm/yr, relative to the Australian Plate, and rising up 10mm/yr, generating the Southern Alps.

The Alpine Fault did not develop until early Miocene times (23 Ma). Ten million years ago the Southern Alps were low hills, and they only became mountainous as recently as 5 million years ago.

To the east of the Southern Alps are the Canterbury Plains, formed by the sediment eroded from the Southern Alps. On the coast, just southeast of Christchurch, is Banks Peninsula, composed of two large mainly basaltic Miocene volcanoes.

2010 Canterbury earthquake

The first time, The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Christchurch earthquake or Darfield earthquake) was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake,[1][2] which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am on 4 September 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC).Mass fatalities were avoided partly due to there being few houses of unreinforced construction, although this was also aided by the quake occurring during the night when most people were off the street.The earthquake's epicentre was 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Christchurch,[9] near the town of Darfield. The hypocentre was at a shallow[9] depth of 10 km.[1] A foreshock of roughly magnitude 5.8 hit five seconds before the main quake,[10] and strong aftershocks have been reported,[4][11] up to magnitude 5.4.[12] The initial quake lasted about 40 seconds,[5] and was felt widely across the South Island, and in the North Island as far north as New Plymouth.[13] As the epicentre was on land away from the coast, no tsunami occurred.

2011 Canterbury earthquake

The 2nd time, An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred on 22 February 2011, centred on Lyttelton and at a depth of 5 kilometres (3.1 mi). The quake cracked tarmac on roads and burst water mains. Buildings also collapsed in the shake and so far 65 people have been confirmed dead and there are over 200 missing.

The 2011 Canterbury earthquake was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake[1] which struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island at 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011 local time (23:51 21 February UTC).[1][4] Centred 5 km (3 mi) below the town of Lyttelton, the quake caused widespread damage and multiple fatalities in nearby Christchurch, New Zealand's second-most populous city. It was the second strong quake in five months to hit Christchurch, a city of almost 400,000 people. About 120 survivors had been pulled from the rubble but the death toll was expected to rise.

This was the largest aftershock of the 4 September 2010 Canterbury earthquake,[5] although in some respects it is being regarded as a separate earthquake. Although smaller in magnitude, the earthquake was more damaging because the epicentre was closer to Christchurch, and the September quake was measured at 10 km deep whereas the more recent quake came within 5 km of the surface. The February earthquake also occurred during lunchtime on a Tuesday rather than before dawn on a Saturday, and many buildings were already weakened from the previous quakes.[6][7] The intensity felt in Christchurch was MM VIII.[2]

On the day of the quake, Prime Minister John Key stated the current death toll was 65, saying that 22 February "may well be New Zealand's darkest day".[8] Early the next day the Director of Civil Defence said that 38 deaths had been fully confirmed (meaning that the bodies were identified and the next of kin informed).[9] There are unconfirmed reports that the death toll could reach 200–400.[10] Mayor of Christchurch Bob Parker says at least 200 people are believed trapped under rubble, saying that New Zealanders are "going to be presented with statistics that are going to be bleak".[11]

Many buildings were severely damaged, including the iconic ChristChurch Cathedral.

(source: mainly extract from wikipedia)

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Why Generation, Y Generation or Generation Y?

Y Generation

One of the readers sent this to me, about Y Generation;

People born before 1946 were called The Silent generation.

People born between 1946 and 1959 are called The Baby Boomers.

People born between 1960 and 1979 are called Generation X,

And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called Generation Y

Why do we call the last group Generation Y?

I always thought it was because they say.... you know;

Y should I get a job?

Y should I leave home and find my own place?

Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?

Y should I clean my room?

Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?

Y should I buy any food?


Generation Y

Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation (or Millennials),[1][2] Generation Next,[3] Net Generation,[4] Echo Boomers,[5] describes the demographic cohort following Generation X. As there are no precise dates for when the Millennial generation starts and ends, commentators have used birth dates ranging somewhere from the mid-1970s[6] to the early 2000s.[7] Members of this generation are called Echo Boomers, due to the significant increase in birth rates through the 1980s and into the 1990s, and because many of them are children of baby boomers.[8][9][10][11] The 20th century trend toward smaller families in developed countries continued,[12][13] however, so the relative impact of the "baby boom echo" was generally less pronounced than the original boom.

Characteristics of the generation vary by region, depending on social and economic conditions. However, it is generally marked by an increased use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies. In most parts of the world its upbringing was marked by an increase in a neoliberal approach to politics and economics.[14] The effects of this environment are disputed.

The Millennial Generation (or Gen Y), like other generations, has been shaped by the events, leaders, developments and trends of its time.[54] The rise of instant communication technologies made possible through use of the internet, such as email, texting, and IM and new media used through websites like YouTube and social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, may explain the Millennials' reputation for being somewhat peer-oriented due to easier facilitation of communication through technology.[55]

Expression and acceptance has been highly important to this generation. In China, with a total population of a billion people, the urge to stand out and be individualistic has become a staple of the Chinese youth culture.[56] Elsewhere, mainly in more well-developed nations, several cohorts of Generation Y members have found comfort in online games such as MMORPGs and virtual worlds like World of Warcraft and Second Life.[57] Flash mobbing, internet meme, and online communities have given some of the more expressive Generation Y members acceptance, while online pen pals have given the more socially timid individuals acceptance as well.[58]
[edit] Digital technology

In their 2007 book, authors Junco and Mastrodicasa expanded on the work of Howe and Strauss to include research-based information about the personality profiles of Millennials, especially as it relates to higher education. They conducted a large-sample (7,705) research study of college students. They found that Next Generation college students, born between 1982–2003, were frequently in touch with their parents and they used technology at higher rates than people from other generations. In their survey, they found that 97% of these students owned a computer, 94% owned a cell phone, and 56% owned a MP3 player. They also found that students spoke with their parents an average of 1.5 times a day about a wide range of topics. Other findings in the Junco and Mastrodicasa survey revealed 76% of students used instant messaging, 92% of those reported multitasking while IMing, 40% of them used television to get most of their news, with 15% watched The Daily Show and 5% The Colbert Report, and 34% of students surveyed used the Internet.[59][60]

In June 2009, Nielsen released the report, "How Teens Use Media" which discussed the latest data on media usage by generation. In this report, Nielsen set out to redefine the dialogue around media usage by the youngest of Generation Y, extending through working age Generation Y and compared to Generation X and Baby Boomers.[61]

The Millennials grew up amid a time during which the Internet caused great change to all traditional media. Shawn Fanning, considered by some sources a Generation Y member, founded the peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster while in college. Though the RIAA won a lawsuit and shut down the service in 2001, innovations in technology mean the Millennials have access to more media on demand than any previous generation and have forced the media industry to adapt to new business models. As a result music has become more independently generated due to the rise of the MP3 format, as well as other changes in the way people access music.[62][63] This has also led to fewer artists gaining the degree of popularity observed in past decades, and music trends have become less uniform.

Literature and pop culture of the 1990s and 2000s popular with Gen Y include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Pokémon, Goosebumps (childhood),[64] and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Many of the latter half of generation Y also enjoy the Harry Potter series of books and films.

Some have argued that the Millennials have "moved beyond" the ideological battles spawned by the counterculture of the 1960s, which persisted through the 1990s in the form of the culture wars.[65] This is further documented in Strauss & Howe's book titled Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation, which describes the Millennial generation as "civic minded," rejecting the attitudes of the Baby Boomers and Generation X.[66]

(source: wikipedia)

Generation Y in China

In China, some Generation Y is part of generation called "The Post-80s" (八零后) is a colloquial term which refers to the generation whose members were born between 1980 to 1989 in Mainland China after the introduction of the One-child policy.The Post-90s (九零后) means people born between the years 1990 to 1999 in urban areas. They are usually concerted to brain-disabled characters and non-mainstream culture. The early part of this generation, at least, is often classed as a part of China's Generation Y along with 80s-born.It is a generation of approximately 240 million people born between 1980 and 1990, although characteristics of the after-eighty generation have also been seen in those born in the 1990s. Growing up in modern China, this generation has been characterized by its optimism for the future, newfound excitement for consumerism, entrepreneurship, and acceptance of its historic role in transforming modern China into an economic superpower.

Politically this is the time bomb for China, the Y generation of urban and rural areas; more potentially explosive are the Generation Y of the rural areas, as compare to their counterparts in urban areas, they have lost and not enjoy what the urban enjoy, the economic sweeties. But they all are highly exposed to internet technology despite their controlled internet environment.

Y Generation in Taiwan
Strawberry generation (草莓族), is a Chinese language neologism for Taiwanese people born between 1981 and 1991 who "bruise easily" like strawberries -- meaning they can't withstand social pressure or work hard like their parents' generation; the term refers to people who are insubordinate,[3] spoiled, selfish, arrogant, and sluggish in work.[4] Persons from this generation have grown up being overprotected by their parents and in an environment of economic prosperity, in a similar manner to how strawberries are grown in protected greenhouses and command a higher price compared to other fruits.

But they are not soft strawberry when fighting for their right....

Chractristic of Generation Y from article by Sally Kane, Guide:

1. Tech-Savvy: Generation Y grew up with technology and rely on it to perform their jobs better. Armed with BlackBerrys, laptops, cellphones and other gadgets, Generation Y is plugged-in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This generation prefers to communicate through e-mail and text messaging rather than face-to-face contact and prefers webinars and online technology to traditional lecture-based presentations.
2. Family-Centric: The fast-track has lost much of its appeal for Generation Y who is willing to trade high pay for fewer billable hours, flexible schedules and a better work/life balance. While older generations may view this attitude as narcissistic or lacking commitment, discipline and drive, Generation Y legal professionals have a different vision of workplace expectations and prioritize family over work.

3. Achievement-Oriented: Nurtured and pampered by parents who did not want to make the mistakes of the previous generation, Generation Y is confident, ambitious and achievement-oriented. They have high expectations of their employers, seek out new challenges and are not afraid to question authority. Generation Y wants meaningful work and a solid learning curve.

4. Team-Oriented: As children, Generation Y participated in team sports, play groups and other group activities. They value teamwork and seek the input and affirmation of others. Part of a no-person-left-behind generation, Generation Y is loyal, committed and wants to be included and involved.

5. Attention-Craving: Generation Y craves attention in the forms of feedback and guidance. They appreciate being kept in the loop and seek frequent praise and reassurance. Generation Y may benefit greatly from mentors who can help guide and develop their young careers.

Generation Y, is it just a marketing segment? or segment for population survey? The segment is the core segment for marketing professionals. Generation Y is making news lately, in global politic, in Middle East....they are no longer a marketing segment...they now have political ambitions.

I know they are different, they are IT generation, the generation that use IT Technology to make changes, they use facebook to start the recent Tunisia & Egypt uprising, they communicate fast....the uprising of Generation Y?.....they are going to compete with Generation X in global politic as significant force, they are going to voice up strong in countries with dictatorship(many are baby boomers). They will question the ruling dictators, why you did not give me my personal freedom, why you did not respect my basic human right, why this, why that, as they are generation Y(Why?)...

They are the same, all over the world; with the Internet technology and communication access they are evolved from their popular culture; they may be blurred in race identity, national identity, religion identity, but identify with group norm of their social media group. They are borderless...But they are slowly open up to politic, to fight for information freedom, democracy to use social media, and basic human right to live as individual with liberty environment. The internet technology will open up their mind, see in the global perspective, less extreme in ideology, more green environmentally, more social concern,.......and more politic awareness...

May be all the global political leaders should read books on how to manage Generation Y, instead of banning internet, facebook, youtube, or even using military force to stop the uprising....better read the book before it is too continue to be dictator, you need to understand the psychology of Generation Y. Otherwise you need to open up and give back their freedom and democracy to the Generation Y.

.....they are going to make greater impact on the world.....Generation Y......and they are going to be the national leaders one day...

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Bahrain (Listeni /bɑːˈreɪn/), officially Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين‎ Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn, English: Kingdom of the Two Seas), is a small island country with approximately 1,234,596 inhabitants (2010), located near the western shores of the Persian Gulf and ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. While Bahrain is an archipelago of thirty-three islands, the largest (Bahrain Island) is 55 km (34 mi) long by 18 km (11 mi) wide.

Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain via the King Fahd Causeway, which was officially opened on 25 November 1986. Qatar is to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain. The planned Qatar Bahrain Causeway will link Bahrain and Qatar as the longest fixed link in the world.

Bahrain is known for its oil and pearls. The country is the home of many large structures such as the Bahrain World Trade Center and the Bahrain Financial Harbour and other skyscrapers, and proposes to build the 1,022 m (3,353 ft) high supertall Murjan Tower. The Qal’at al-Bahrain (The Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun) has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[8] The Bahrain International Circuit is the race course where the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix takes place.

Bahrain is the Arabic term for "two seas", referring to the freshwater springs that are found within the salty seas surrounding it. Bahrain is a borderless island country in the Persian Gulf. Although Bahrain became an independent country in 1971, the history of these islands starts from ancient times. Bahrain's strategic location in the Persian Gulf has brought rule and influence from the Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Portuguese, the Arabs, and the British.

Oil was discovered in 1932 and brought rapid modernization to Bahrain.

Bahrain People

Just over half of the population are Arabs, and most are native-born Bahrainis, but only minority of them are Omanis, or Saudis. Foreign-born inhabitants, comprising nearly half of the population, are mostly from Iran, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Britain, and the United States. About three-fifths of the largely Asian labour force is foreign.[1]

The population is mostly Muslim and includes both the majority Shia and minority Sunni sects. Bahrain is also the only Persian Gulf Arab state with an active Jewish population, and has the largest Christian minority within the Persian Gulf Arab states. Roughly 1,000 Christians hold Bahraini citizenship, with the closest country, Kuwait, only having approximately 200. Arabic is the official language of Bahrain,and the G.C.C but English is widely used. Southern Persian (Bushehr) dialect is widely spoken by Bahrainis of Persian descent ajam and others. Many Bahrainis have a working knowledge not only of English but Hindi and Urdu as well.

In spite of its rapid economic development, Bahrain remains, in many respects, essentially Arab in its culture.

Bahrain is an absolute monarchy headed by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa, who presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members, where 80% of its members are from the royal family. Bahrain has a bicameral legislature with a lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, elected by universal suffrage and an upper house, the Shura Council, appointed by the king. Both houses have forty members.

Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa assumed the throne in March 1999 upon the death of his father, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the ruler of Bahrain since 1961. He continued to implement democratic reforms, including the transformation of Bahrain from a hereditary emirate to a constitutional monarchy, and in so doing changed his status from emir to king. He also pardoned all political prisoners and detainees, including those who had been arrested for their unsubstantiated participation in the 1996 bombings as well as abolishing the State Security Law and the State Security Court, which had permitted the government to detain individuals without trial for up to 3 years. Because of the changes that the King Khalifa has implemented during his reign, Bahrain has not experienced a resurgence of political violence.

The first round of voting in the 2006 parliamentary election took place on 25 November 2006, and in the second round Islamists hailed a huge election victory.[48]

The opening up of politics has seen big gains for both Shīa and Sunnī Islamists in elections, which have given them a parliamentary platform to pursue their policies.

The government of Bahrain has actively cooperated with the international community in general and the United States in particular to combat global terrorism. Basing and extensive over flight clearances that it has granted U.S. military aircraft contributed to the success of Operation Enduring Freedom. The government of Bahrain has cooperated closely on criminal investigations linked to terrorism. Likewise, it has taken steps to prevent terrorist organizations from using the nation’s well-developed financial system. Not all of Bahrain’s citizens have applauded their government’s efforts, however, particular vis-à-vis its support for U.S. initiatives. Several anti-American demonstrations took place in 2002, during one of which the U.S. embassy was attacked with firebombs, and again at the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

The country's first female cabinet minister was appointed in 2004 when Dr. Nada Haffadh became Minister of Health, while the quasi-governmental women's group, the Supreme Council for Women, trained female candidates to take part in the 2006 general election. When Bahrain was elected to head the United Nations General Assembly in 2006 it appointed lawyer and women's rights activist Haya bint Rashid Al Khalifa as the President of the United Nations General Assembly,[55] only the third woman in history to head the world body.[56] The king recently created the Supreme Judicial Council[57] to regulate the country's courts and institutionalize the separation of the administrative and judicial branches of government;[58] the leader of this court is Mohammed Humaidan.

In November 2005, al Muntada, a grouping of liberal academics, launched "We Have A Right", a campaign to explain to the public why personal freedoms matter and why they need to be defended.

In 2007, Al Wefaq-backed parliamentary investigations are credited with forcing the government to remove ministers who had frequently clashed with MPs: the Minister of Health, Dr Nada Haffadh (who was also Bahrain's first ever female cabinet minister) and the Minister of Information, Dr Mohammed Abdul Gaffar.

The major Bahraini citizen protests are occurring currently, following some and coincident with other Arab world protests in succession of 2010–2011 democracy demonstrations. The protesters selected 14 February as a day of protest to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the National Action Charter.[62]

On February 18 2011 the Guardian reported: 'Five people are believed to have been killed and scores injured after Bahraini security forces raided thousands in a peaceful protest in Pearl Square in the early hours of Thursday morning.' [63] The situation is currently active and changing.

(extract from wikipedia)

Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet — the centerpiece of Washington's efforts to confront Iranian military influence in the region. This revealed the close military relationship with USA, and Bahrain is having strong strategic position in USA's foreign policy. Will the current event in Bahrain worry USA?.

The demonstrators are emulating the protesters in Tunisia and Egypt, attempting to bring political reform in the country. Will Bahrain follow Tunisia and Egypt?....It seems that the contagion effect is really on in the middle east, there will be changes in political position of many countries in the region. Looking at the faces of the demonstrators, they are ordinary people, mainly young people...the people is telling the world, the country, that they have enough and it is time for change. The voices of people, the power of people, the wave of people power..... no one can stop it now....

The internet technology has allowed the people all over the world to see the differences, the facebook as social network to help the communication, the youtube to see the actual action, the blog and e-mail, the wonder the first thing the dictator government do is to stop the internet service. May be their actual enemy is the internet and they still cannot see the actual picture and hear the voices of the people....may be they should open a facebook account instead of banning it....

Now, will the people power spread to other part of the world?....and change the position of global power?....let us wait and see....

People power is the trends, and it is contagion; beware all is really hot now....

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Who is behind you?...

Footage of two New Zealand women using a hidden camera to catch men(and woman too) leering at their behinds has gone viral on the Internet, attracting more than a million hits in three days. As on today it had been viewed 3,780,195 times...

New Zealanders Jessie Gurunathan and Reanin Johannink rigged up a camera to covertly record men's reactions as they walked the streets of Los Angeles, posting the resulting footage on video-sharing site YouTube.

"If you've ever wondered what goes on behind your back, we've figured out a way to bust people, so checkout ass-cam,"

(source: yahoo,

This is what Jessie & Reanin posted:

We are Jessie & Reanin. Our hidden camera will show you fellas and ladies how sly you aren't.

Find us on Twitter:

Is this for real? Yes.
Can I have your number? No.
What's that song? Something Bigger, Something Better by Amanda Blank
Will you be do another video in my town? Maybe. Hit us up on twitter.
What kind of accent is that? We are Kiwis (New Zealanders), sexy right?
Are you single? For you? no.

One of the comment said "Maybe all the people are looking because there is a freaking cam sticking out of her ass.....".

It may be unthinkable to some people, especially the Generation x(1960 and 1979), their parent's generation; or the Baby boomers(1946 and 1959), their grandparent's generation. To the Silent generation(1925–1945), it is unheard of, the generation of their grand-grand parents.

It is popular culture or pop culture, that is how the way they become popular instantly and famous by using internet technology....they become popular like American Idol...

The video can be viewed at

It is funny and "fanny" isn't it?, a facebook can start or fan a revolution in our modern world recently; and an ass cam can fan the popularity of a person in the world, thanks to youtube. The products of IT technology and popular culture(or pop culture)....of Generation y.

What's the world.....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Peace return to Cairo

Peace has returned to Cairo, it is the victory for the Egyptian people. The Egyptian people has been fighting hard for their country, for the democracy of their country, for freedom, and the human right of people. It make history as Facebook revolution, where the people over the world has seen the power of social media, facebook create an impact on the heart of people, which become contagion and evolved into a people movement. A history where the world will remember...

Political analyst Diaa Rashwan at the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. "They searched for their freedom and now they have it." " Now, it's time for phase two, he adds: "Building a new regime. Who are the possible candidates?

A free election to choose their own government is the priority.

And the Egyptian people need to open their eyes carefully to choose a candidate that really love Egypt , love democracy, love people, respect human right. otherwise, the fruit of the famous Egypt Uprising will be robbed by a wolf from somewhere with the name of democracy, but is actually demon go rob the fruit of the uprising....they may be with the name of religion, human right, democracy, social reform, or.....many political platform they can use.....another dictator will possibly come up later....

Will the real democracy come to Egypt? the climax is over, but there are work to be continue, Egyptian people still have to be aware and alert for politician wearing the clothing of democracy but actually a opportunist or puppet for certain power group, be it form the West or Arab bloc. The effort of people uprising must be for the benefits of the people, the Egyptian, who has make history....The majority has stand up and voiced their desire for a better Egypt, let the politician(minority) follow the people, the majority.....that is real democracy.

Salute to the youth of Egypt, they are the future of Egypt; who will transform Egypt to a great country like it once was......

The rainbow has not come, Egyptian people is still need to be alert...

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has finally stepped down

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has step down. He is finally down. Victory for Egyptian people. A new chapter is begin for the country.

It is celebration in Egypt for 2 weeks people movement...Congratulation all Egyptian people.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hijacking the Tunisian revolution

2010–2011 Tunisian protests and resignation of Ben Ali

In response to the 2010–2011 Tunisian protests, Ben Ali declared a state of emergency in the country, dissolved the government on January 14, 2011, and promised new legislative elections within six months. But on that same day Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi went on state television to say he was assuming power in Tunisia. Unconfirmed news reports, citing unidentified government sources in Tunisia, said that the President had left the country.[62][63] Gannouchi based his speech on Article 56 of the Tunisian constitution. However, the head of Tunisia's Constitutional Court, Fethi Abdennadher,[64] confirms that Gannouchi violated the constitution, as Article 56 is not applicable to current circumstances and requires a President. Article 57 of the constitution states that the President of the Parliament should take the executive power and organize an election in 45 to 60 days. It was soon confirmed, however, that Ben Ali had indeed fled, allegedly taking 1.5 tons of the country's gold with him.[65] On January 26, 2011, INTERPOL confirmed that its National Central Bureau (NCB) in Tunis has issued a global alert via INTERPOL's international network to seek the location and arrest of former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and six of his relatives.

Jasmine Revolution
Dubbed the Jasmine revolution, Tunisia's uprising was driven by the youth of the country. It all started with a young man who set himself ablaze, igniting a popular rebellion. The young dominated the scene and over the past month dozens of young people have been killed confronting the authority's use of deadly force. In a country where half the population is under the age of 25, that is a lot of disenfranchised, disenchanted ... just plain dissed young people. It was a popular, organic revolt, with no external influence or firebrand clerics leading it. There was really no prominent leadership at all - just young people expressing their seething frustrations and taking to the streets. Some have called it the Facebook or Twitter revolution because social media played a critical role in fanning the flames of discontent and spreading the news to a captivated world. But is Tunisia's Jasmine revolution entering a new phase? Driven by the youth and trade unions, are professional politicians now hijacking the Tunisian uprising? How do the young people of Tunisia feel about the course their revolution is taking? In this special show from Tunis, Inside Story presenter James Bays discusses.

Will professional politician and opportunists hijacking the fruit of Jasmine Revolution?......

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The hero - Wael Ghonim

The sea of people pulsated with energy, galvanized by the words of Wael Ghonim, the young Google executive who got the Mubarak treatment — 12-day disappearance, blindfolding, interrogation....for his country, Egypt.

Heroes are the ones in the street, and he is one of them. The street heroes make him a Egyptian hero, a national hero.....

Wael Said Abbas Ghonim (Arabic: وائل سعيد عباس غنيم‎, IPA: [ˈwæːʔel sæˈʕiːd ʕæbˈbæːs ɣoˈneːm]) (born 23 December 1980 in Cairo, Egypt) is an Egyptian Revolutionary, Internet activist, computer engineer and since January 2010 the Head of Marketing of Google Middle East and North Africa.[2] He became an international figure and energized pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt after his emotional interview[3] following 11 days of secret incarceration by Egyptian police.

Wael Ghonim was born to a middle-class family on 23 December 1980 in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in the United Arab Emirates.He earned a computer engineering degree from Cairo University in 2004 and a MBA in marketing and finance from the American University in Cairo in 2007
(source: wikipedia)


* 1998–2002 — Helped in the launch of one of the most visited websites in the Arab world[6]

* 2002–2005 — Marketing and Sales Manager of, the leading e-mail service provider in the Middle East[7][8]

* 2005–2008 — Founder and General Manager of, the leading Arabic financial portal in the Middle East[7]

* November 2008–January 2010 — Regional Product & Marketing Manager of Google Middle East and North Africa based at Google Egypt[9]

* January 2010–Present — Head of Marketing of Google Middle East and North Africa based at Google's UAE office in Dubai Internet City in Dubai

Ghonim persuaded Google to allow him to return to Egypt, citing a "personal problem".[12] After his arrival, he disappeared on 27 January 2011 during the nationwide unrest in Egypt. His family told Al-Arabiya and other international media that he was missing. Google also issued a statement confirming the disappearance. Many bloggers like Chris DiBona and Habib Haddad campaigned in an attempt to identify his whereabouts. On 5 February 2011, Mostafa Alnagar, a major Egyptian opposition figure, reported Wael Ghonim as alive and detained by the authorities and to be released 'within hours'.[13] On 6 February 2011, Amnesty International demanded that the Egyptian authorities disclose where Ghonim was and to release him.[14]

2011 Egyptian protest involvement
Ghonim was released on 7 February, after 11 days in detention. Upon his release, he was greeted with cheers and applause when he stated: "We will not abandon our demand and that is the departure of the regime." He appeared on the Egyptian channel DreamTV on the "10:00pm" programme, where he praised the protesters, urging that they deserved attention more than he did, and calling for the end of the Mubarak regime, describing it again as 'rubbish'. He also asserted his allegiance to Egypt, saying that he would never move to the United States, the homeland of his wife.[15][16] Becoming a symbol of the revolution in Egypt,[17] Ghonim stated that he is "ready to die" for the cause.[18] On 9 February, Ghonim addressed the crowds in Tahrir Square, telling the protesters: "This is not the time for individuals, or parties, or movements. It's a time for all of us to say just one thing: Egypt above all
(source: wikipedia)

This video is upload from youtube, it is in arabic, for all Egyptian in Egypt

Remember his name for Egypt....

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The richest man in the world - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

London, Feb 8(ANI): Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is likely the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune worth about 70 billion dollars.

According to the Guardian, Mubarak has money stashed in several Swiss and other foreign bank accounts, and has shadowy real-estate holdings in Manhattan, London and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

The 70 billion dollars would put the 82-year-old comfortably ahead of Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim Helu, who is worth about 53.5 billion dollars, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the richest American with 53 billion dollars.
(source: &

How did this man, a politician acquired his assets? Mubarak was appointed Vice President in 1975, and assumed the Presidency on October 14, 1981, following the assassination of President Anwar El Sadat. He is the longest-serving Egyptian ruler since Muhammad Ali Pasha. Now he is facing political crisis in Egypt.

Forbes list of billionaires

Forbes list of billionaires is based on an annual assessment of wealth and assetts compiled and published by Forbes magazine on March 10, 2010. The following list is Forbes ranking of an assessment of the wealth and assets of the world's billionaires as of February 12, 2010, and does not reflect changes since then. There are 1,011 names in this year’s list. United States currently has the most billionaires amongst the world's top 10 but India is expected to soon overtake the United States to gain more billionaires among the world’s top 10 than any other country.

The top 5 are:

1. Carlos Slim HelúCarlos Slim Helú and family, $53.5 billion increase, age 70, from Mexico
2. William Henry Gates III,$53.0 billion increase, age 54, from United States
3. Warren Buffett, $47.0 billion increase,age 80,from United States
4. Mukesh Ambani,$29.0 billion increase, age 53, from India
5. Lakshmi Mittal ,$28.7 billion increase, age 60, from India

For other names in the list, please refer to &

This list of non-Forbes billionaires

This list of non-Forbes billionaires is a list of those persons who have not been included offically in Forbes magazine's annual World's Billionaires list but have nonetheless been cited as billionaires (or people with a net worth of more than one billion USD) by various other credible sources. This list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive.

Name – Occupation – Country – Estimated net-worth (in USD)

1. Hosni Mubarak – Politician – Egypt – $70 billion [1][2]

2. Vladimir Putin – Politician – Russia – $40 billion [3][4][5][6]

3. Lai Changxing – Businessman – China – $10 biliion [7]

4. Hasan Ali Khan – Businessman – India – $9 billion [8][9][10]

5. Prince' Dr. Musa Bin Shamsher – Businessman (arms-dealer) – Bangladesh – $7 billion [11][12]

6. Massud Barzani – Politician – Iraq Kurdistan – $2 billion [13]

7. Asif Ali Zardari – Politician – Pakistan – $1.8 billion [14][15]

8. Madhu Koda – Politician – India – $1 billion [16][17][18]

9. Adnan Khashoggi – Businessman (arms-dealer) – Saudi Arabia – $1 billion [19][20][21]

10. Dawood Ibrahim – Crime-boss – India – $1 billion [22]

11. Semion Mogilevich – Crime-boss – Russia – $1 billion [23]

12. Sonja Zuckerman – Real Estate and Finance – Egypt – $2.9 billion

(source: wikipedia)

After all, Egypt's President is the richest man in the world, as listed by some sources.


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