It is raining Bobs!

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Egypt: HIV+

HIV

I have nothing new to say. Probably people reading this already know that the moral stigma of HIV is getting more people infected. The ignoramuses fearing that people would be promiscuous because of sex ed, are helping no one. Arguments against teaching teenagers about sex, drugs and condoms are no longer justified. I think more delays in introducing such classes will be a landmark failure in proper reasoning by the Egyptian society.

We have a retarded patent office

Everyone should browse the Egyptian Patent Office website. It is a goldmine.

In a few minutes I found out some extremely retarded entries. In an exceptionally bad site.

Honey treats everything:

HONEY KILLS THE BACTERIA THAT CAUSE CHOLERA TYPHOID BACILLARY DYSENTRY AND DIPHTHERIA AND THE FUNGUS WHICH CAUSE TINEA PEDIS AND CAN BE USED IN TREATMENT OF THESE DISEASES. link

A multipurpose time machine:

MULTI-PURPOSE TIME CONTROLE MACHINE.

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Amman

What a tragedy and a loss. The sad events in Amman took the life of 57 innocent people including the life of the film director and producer Mostafa Akkad.

It is the same bitterness again, even more.

Reproduction of masculinities

Why would anyone pay 37.24 USD plus tax for a paper published in 1998 about four men chatting about the 'one-eyed trouser snake' and big boobs around several pints of beers. Here is a intriguing piece from the abstract:

... examining the reproduction of masculinities in the context of a group of four young men interacting under the influence of alcohol.

Reproduction of masculinities ?

Videos of riots in Alexandria

Religious harmony severed in Egypt

The Egyptian blogosphere has been agitated by the events in Alexandria that shook the country. Four died (3 killed by riot poilce), tens wounded and 100 detained after 5000 angry Muslim protesters demonstrated against a play that the protesters considered offensive to Islam. Protesters demanded an official apology from the Pope.

Continue reading a round up of what the Egyptian blogs are saying about the tragic events

Wind Power

Was responsible for many bruises I have right now.

Today, windsurfing was fantastic, but really harsh for me. I returned home exhausted, fatigued and discovered a good number of bruises.

Anna should have docked in front of the Manesterly palace today. She is a Greenpeace sail boat, originally built in 1901, staying 3 days in Cairo to raise awareness about climate change.

Will we see the millennia old Nile valley looking like this, providing renewable and clean energy sources to help our development ?

Cockroaches

cockroach

Cockroaches are said to be stinky, disgusting and repulsive pests that can carry cholera, typhoid, salmonella and even more pathogens. But if you look beyond this. You will find:

Batel (swearing-in) protest

I passed in front of the usual police and security personnel to enter and join the crowd. I noticed fewer cameras. Or was the number of journalists dissolved by the number of protesters ? I noticed copies of the "Batel" poster. I started searching for other banners I made while searching for Alaa or Mohammed among the crowd, took me a while to find Alaa. I found Noura, Mohammed, Amr and Ahmed. I was introduced to Sandmonkey and Shamoussa for the first time. I couldn't stop bragging about my posters. I felt I don't need to shout any of the slogan, I shouted already but visually!

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