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  1. This is merely the tip of the iceberg and this conference’s only objective is to get a lot of Somali folks salivating at the prospects and potential of Somalia’s natural resources. I see many Somali elites from around the country recalibrating their political stances based on this new data— and yearning to move to ‘greener’ pastures, as it were😄 In any case, the sooner the Federal constitution is completed and a genuine resource sharing agreement between all Somalis is reached, the better for all concerned.
  2. Keep your eyes on the ball, my fellow Somalis. The aged Gorilla of Uganda is right...for now. 😁 Somalia, indeed, lacks a state with authority. But like everything else, just because something is a certain way does not mean it shall remain the same forever. So let’s keep our eyes on the ball, my fellow Somalis. Let’s keep working on improving the effectiveness of our nascent Federal institutions and learn to hold our current leaders accountable. I believe, completion of the Federal constitution and the courts responsible for its implementation must be our number one priority; or else, we shall continue to give Museveni— and all sorts of other unsavory banditti — cause to go into contortions of mirth, at our poor expense.😂 P.S If it’s any consolation, Ambrose Bierce, an American author, once wrote to describe a conversation between a dictator and a young democracy in one of his fables titled, “The Good Government” "What a happy land you are!" said a Republican Form of Government to a Sovereign State. "Be good enough to lie still while I walk upon you, singing the praises of universal suffrage and descanting upon the blessings of civil and religious liberty. In the meantime you can relieve your feelings by cursing the one-man power and the effete monarchies of Europe." "My public servants have been fools and rogues from the date of your accession to power," replied the State; "my legislative bodies, both State and municipal, are bands of thieves; my taxes are insupportable; my courts are corrupt; my cities are a disgrace to civilisation; my corporations have their hands at the throats of every private interest - all my affairs are in disorder and criminal confusion." ”That is all very true,” that all very true said the Republican form of Government, putting on it’s hopnail shoe; “but consider how I thrill you every Fourth of July.”😁
  3. Our resident internet bot hasn’t been updated ever since the Tigray brigands were kicked out office. So, OO, is running a lot of malwares these days😁😁😁
  4. Tillamook

    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Dabrow, I don’t ever recall there being a track record of your predictions coming true. Therefore we gonna have to chalk your prediction that our federalism “will collapse on its own weight” down as merely one of your many melancholy ruminations—typical with our pitiable Federal detractors in here. This Federal train is unstoppable and so many have fallen off on the way side. I urge you not to become one of them.
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    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Xaaji, booyadaha booseneerooyinka aad taankiga ka dhigtey waa halis ee bal naga ilaali😁
  6. Tillamook

    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Fardaha iyo dawacooyinka soo Soomaali ma aha?😁 Soo dhawaadaa walaalayaal. Qof waliboo kalsooni ha muujiyo waayo Soomaali waa Soomaali— meelna uma kale socoto aakhirka.
  7. Tillamook

    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Oh look at what the cat dragged in from the filthy sewage. 😂 Mudane Xaaji maalaayacni, ii waran saaxiib. Wax walba soo ma fiicna?😁
  8. Tillamook

    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Bullshit. I did not advocate for clan ownership of anything. All I said was every Somali is capable of managing his own local affairs without sharing that responsibility with outsider Somalis. That’s what I said. Marka Galbeedi, charity begins at home. Fix Awdal first before anywhere else.
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    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Sxb, Galbeedi, maahmaah baa ahayd “Habar fadhidaa lagdin la fududaa.” While your braggadocio in here is commendable and ambition, in general, is a good thing within bounds, I don’t believe thinking yourself a lion when in fact you’re a kitten, is a wise thing to do. Such foolhardiness of trying to act as though you could possibly punch above your weight class is simply pitiable. Also, you seem too keen on wanting to share advise that isn’t required nor was asked for. Now whether 30 million dollars or 30 shillings is spent on Puntland’s inauguration is of no concern to you, marka anigu waxaan kuugu tallin lahaa, keep your advice to yourself and don’t worry about the “tomato sellers” of Bosasso but rather concentrate on keeping the taxes collected from the tomato sellers of Borama safe from the dirty clutches of the Jeegaan cabal. After all what is good for the goose is good for the gander, right😀 Now with that out of the way, let me educate you, further: Puntland’s inauguration is not a waste of time or money. In fact, it is a celebration of Puntland’s peaceful change of government —and transfer of power— that all Puntlanders are proud of and look forward to. Need I also add that Puntlanders are happy with their institutions of governance and the mechanisms with which we hold them accountable— and we work towards improving them each and everyday. Whenever setbacks occur(and they do) we have the ability to hit the reset button and try to fix them. I would only hope you could say the same for your end of the woods, instead of wasting time in here, after all “ nin tiisa daryeela ayaa tu kale ku dara”.😁 Now about the federalism issue. We all agree that Federalism is important to the people of Somalia. Slowly, in every corner of the country, more and more people are demanding their political rights and within every Federal member state, you have locals jostling for local power and going against politicians who would have national politicians in Xamar controlling them. I believe this is a good thing, and federalism proves to be a good vehicle to promote local autonomy and freedom from the unnecessary bureaucracy of the politicians in Xamar. Now I know our federalism is NOT perfect yet—but whatever shortcomings our current federal framework might have or whatever tweaks it might still need— I am confident in due course the Somali people will collectively work through them. Galbeedi, If as an Awdalite you would like to have a Federal system based on the provinces of Somalia, that is within your right to demand so, but know this: You DO NOT speak for the provinces that have united under the glorious banner of Puntland. We are more than capable of pursuing our interests without having others piggybacking on us. I know this can be frustrating, but with time I know it will get easier. Let every Somali insist on his rights locally wherever he is from and not allow other Somalis to have political power over their lands. This is Federalism. “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours”. When we all first agree to that, then we can move to the final objective of Federalism which is the question... “ Of the things that are mine, which am I willing to share with other Somalis and in exchange, what are they willing to give me in return?” When ALL Somalis can answer that question, only then will we reap the bountifully benefits of a strong and united Federal Somalia.
  10. Tillamook

    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Somali leaders, especially Mudane Farmajo need to quickly understand that it is futile to seek a second term in a country where there is a lot of political mistrust. If I were them I would concentrate on leaving behind a good legacy that all Somalis will forever appreciate-- and work towards stabilizing and strengthening the institutions of the Federal government. It is futile, not to complete the work on the federal constitution just to ensure a little leeway here or there to pull political gimmickry whenever the next election comes like Culusow attempted. Damjadiid blocked the work on the constitution from going ahead, instead they thought their insistence on 4.5 would get them re-elected. It did not. Now, the same goes for Farmaajo. It is futile to resist building the constitutional courts correctly, and finishing the federal constitution all in the hopes of a second term. All the money in the world from Gulf countries will not get a 2nd term for Farmaajo&CO. All current one term leaders must understand this, unless they wish to continue conflict and civil strife in Somalia.
  11. Tillamook

    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Galbeedi, As always, when called out on your baseless commentary, you tend to get too defensive and run around the place like a headless chicken. Saaxiib, there is nothing strange or unusual about today's inauguration in Puntland. It is no different from any of the previous inaugurations of Puntland's former presidents, only the office holders in attendance might have changed. Need I remind you the saying: "Puntland waa hooyada federalismka Somaaliya". Therefore, if today all of Puntland's federal children (so to speak) have come home to their political mother to pay respectful homage and tribute; and seek guidance or support for their political ambitions or differences, then why saaxiib would you wanna hate on this glorious display of Puntland's importance and value in Somali affairs? Galbeedi, walaal, don't hate. Allow Puntland and Puntlanders to enjoy their hard worn glories and prestige in Somali affairs. For fcuks sake, where the hell were you when Puntlanders were sweeping away all the riffraff from Villa Somalia and laying the solid foundations of the federalism and freedoms that all Somalis enjoy today? I'm sure like most of today's detractors xaarkaaga ayaad walaaqanaysey. P.S You need to educate yourself on the uses and importance of nicknames in Somali culture.
  12. Tillamook

    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Galbeedi, is this news of yours from the usual Somali rumor mills or from the salacious grapevine of your risible “secret sources”?😁 Also I couldn’t but help laugh at your other comical remarks when you said” those of us from the other side of coin (The northern unionists) come to power neither of these groups will get nothing. They would be the swamp that must be cleared.” I guess....😂
  13. Tillamook

    Political Gamesmanship in Deni's inaugural ceremony

    Holac, indeed waa indha adeyg; why would a failed “DEAD”state be wasting monies on all these high flying politicians, state and national leaders and foreign dignitaries. I say, what could they possibly hope to gain from it? Or worse still, what could these very same high flying political figures from around the country hope to benefit from ingratiating themselves to such a morbid corpse by attending the inauguration of Mr Deni? ...tsk tsk tsk 😁 Let's just all hope that decency and “xishood” will continue to prevail ...lol
  14. Tillamook

    Is Puntland dead?

    As the resident Puntlander on SOL I shall bite, but Mudane Holac, for me to engage you gonna have to give us alittle more substance. Now give it another go —and kindly, this time, elucidate your question further. How do you mean dead? oo yaa xishoonaya?
  15. Tillamook

    Ilhan Omar assigned to the Foreign Affairs Committee

    ^ ...for a good reason, too. Now, we Somalis will get some much needed respresentation in one of the congressional committees with the most impact on Somalia.