Saturday, October 29, 2011



@tombstone001: Hell is to "absolutely know" you are nothing, it is also the heaven.
from my cousin Masood Anwar
TRUE ?????????
10 Lesser known facts about Libya and Gaddafi :

1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.
... 2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.
... 3. Home considered a human right in Libya – Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has died while him, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent.
4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the government to buy their first apartment to help start up the family.
5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is 83%.
6. Should Libyans want to take up farming as a career, they would receive farming land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and Livestock to kick- start their farms – all for free.
7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it – not only free but they get US $2, 300/month accommodation and car allowance.
8. In Libya, if a Libyan buys a car, the government pays 50% of the price.
9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0. 14 per liter.
10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – now frozen globally.(...
I posted this list, "unedited" on  my facebook page to start a discussion, not name calling, just to talk about things as adults.  I am sure those who made comments are just as sure of their positions and ideas as being the right ones, as I assume Ghadaffi was, just as certain as he was that we KNOW. That is the human folly that we are always so damn sure of being right. 

Just to make sure, the money was not his money, it was the money of his people, he did not own the oil that brought the money, no one, no leader, president king or dictator OWNS the country's wealth, so on that account, he was not the only one wrong, ( though I could be in my assumption). 

How may  people, "leaders" are led astray by their power, did Bush and Cheney not assume that it was in their power to legalize torture? Is the power drunk not what we were warned about? How then we  ever trust anyone who wields power over us? ANY ONE!

It is not just for the history books, it happens today, in our nations and even in our own homes, the one in power abuses those he is put in charge of, those of us from the East, so used to having "servants" in our homes, are we really just? Are we even fair? Have we not talked about some people being happy and content even while the spread feces around the yard? Honestly? how much value do we think their lives are worth, we don't have to be rapist or torturers to cross that fine line between "human" and "evil".

Personally, I am always suspicious of people  in power and all their great intentions.A study of recent history will show they all failed and they all failed their people, there are no great/obvious exceptions to the rule. It is terrible already when the power is in the hands of a dictator, it is even worse in a democracy these days because we elect leaders not on the basis of what will be best for our people and the country, but as to what we will get out of the deal for ourselves personally.

No amount of money can equal freedom of choice, but given no freedom,  you can oppress people for only so long,  and even with unlimited freedom, like in the USA for example, people do need money to survive,  so there is no easy equation.

It is also known, to the people in power that people can be pushed down and kept down and wanting for a very long time, the Romans knew it, the Normans knew it and the leaders of every third world country know.
Look around, at the slums of Bombay, of Karachi and Lahore, the Barrios of  LosAngles, of Juarez, of  Mexico City, Santiago and Rio de Janeiro, millions, even tens of millions living in scum, ignored  and still living,  oppressed yet uncomplaining, compliant in their misery, while their wealth, the wealth of their nations is stolen and usurped by the rich and powerful. What happened to the oil money of Mexico? Where is all the wealth that was remitted to Pakistan by those working overseas? Why the American bankers and industrialist do not want to pay welfare and unemployment benefits to the poor and working class after they have exported all the jobs overseas and refuse to pay a living wage to the working stiffs.

Strange here, that those who accuse Gaddafi of atrocities and also those who may  defend him are both willing to overlook the same from their own  preferred regimes. If we claim that Gaddafi was a megalomaniac, or just out right crazy, then who else would be on  that list, or rather would not be on that list  to keep it short? Who among the leaders today is not a liar and a thief? Can you name any?

And what about the role of the money, who has not tried to buy obedience and  conformity with the public funds real and imaginary. IN the USA, the republicans have bought the  loyalty of those who do not understand yet how they have been ripped of, and the democrats have been know to promise freebies to all.

Then there is the question of the other oil money,  the one used to buy arms and pay of prostitutes, buying properties and industries in the West, while spreading ignorance and illiteracy in teh Islamic countries, spewing hatred and discontent among the hungry and the hopeless.

Only from the "heavens" can you  get "real hell".

Not related though, I just posted this at the "White House wall" on Facebook.

There is a big kid at school, he goes thru the lockers of other kids taking what he wants, he beats up on little kids, takes their lunch money, also also eats up the kids lunch, he tears up kids books, kicks the wheels of their bikes, and threatens them with beatings if they do not bow to his wishes, he tells kids to loan him money knowing full well that he has no intention of paying it back as received. He threatens teachers, and the principles, even the friends. Please write here what you will tell this kid.!/WhiteHouse/posts/10150398170604238?notif_t=feed_comment
Now please read what you just wrote down here!
I like to have fun with people, really,!/WhiteHouse/posts/10150399405649238

Basically there are no good governments, everyone everywhere is greedy and trying to get as much as they can for themselves and leave nothing for others, especially if the other means ill educated, poor. Most of us only do any thing good, if we do at all, is to may be feel good about ourselves only.
Surely Gaddafi thied to buy the goodwill of his people by spending money. Republicans and Democrats here have been spending money they don't have to keep the people appeased while they loot the riches, none of it is any different that the governments in the third world countries stealing the peoples money out right, be it Zimbabwe or Pakistan or the ex Soviet states, including Russia. I believe the Communists are adopting Capitalism only because it legitimizes the stealing from the countries riches. I am sure everyone reading this has a favorite "government", or their favorite type of a government, but all governments are made up of thieves at all levels, and you will certainly be wrong no matter who you  pick.


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