Is it right for the government to control the media?

At first I thought the news on blocking blogs, Facebook & Twitter in Egypt were just a hoax.  But now, we can’t use  these two powerful social media.   I don’t know what else to say, I’ll probably just pray.  😦

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Is it time for Pres. Mubarak’s regime to step down?

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The English Language

Few days ago, I encountered a group of students making fond of their local teacher by mimicking his accent.  So I asked, what’s wrong?   And they told me, “it’s because their teacher doesn’t have an American accent”.  How absurd, when they can’t even express their ideas articulately in English?

The English language has a lot of variance, especially the accent.  In North America alone has different accents and dialects, like the Americans in Texas have a different accent compared to the Americans in New York or Alabama.  There are even a lot of slang words in the US that can’t even be understood and inappropriate to be used in a formal setting.  So, which among the diverse accents can universally be the standard for communication?

This colonial mentality served as a barrier to achieve freedom and has been the reason to degrade other people and even oneself.  It’s not a valid reason to be cruel to others because they don’t speak or dress up like the Jonas Brothers or Kate Winslet.   Living in an urban city doesn’t mean that you are greater from those who live in the rural areas, nor it doesn’t mean that your accent from a high class society matters and can make you a better person.

How sad that there are people who are particular with the accent instead of the content or thought?

How sad that there are people degrading others and even oneself because of this colonial mentality?

How sad that there are people who have gone wicked just to conform with the high class society?

How shallow can these people be?

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Relax and have fun watching this video.

Warning:  Some of the accents were exaggerated and can be offensive.

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Are you willing to take the risk of treating your own disease or obediently follow your doctor?

Check this out!  Man finds extreme healing eating parasitic worms – http://bit.ly/g2j666 #cnn

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Preserving the tradition or abiding by the law?

Check this out!  BBC News – Polygamy in Canada: How many wives can a man have? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11776534

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Are you willing to compromise privacy over security or vice versa?

Check this out!   Google Street View May Have Caught a Thief in Action

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Do you believe in soul mate?

Do you believe in soul mates?  Have you experienced being comfortable with a person even you have just met him/her?   It’s like a strange or strong feeling towards a person whom you don’t know.

If I am to ask my Buddhist friend, she will justify her belief about soul mates that we have met during our past life.  If we are to ask the Hindus, they will tell you their theory on reincarnation.

Could it be true, that’s why we feel something strange towards them?  Perhaps, there’s a purpose behind. Perhaps, because we have this spirit within or it could just be nothing.  There are a lot of explanations and theories that even contradict each other.  But whatever it is, I hope it would bring out the best in us.

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