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  1. warm salam to you bollywood lovers!!! i was in love with bollywood movies while i was in nairobi kenya....not knowing of coarse how much unrealistic and child like subjects they contained....came to north and ignored them for a while...then a visit to this house...there was this bollywood movie called kuch kuch hota hee and to my surprise i liked it alot..and rented it which was really difficult since i did not wanted anybody seeing me renting indian movie in an indian store..STILL THEY DON'T CONTAIN SERIOUS SUBJECTS LIKE SOCIAL ECONOMIC SUBJECTS...JUST A GUY/GIRL GOING AFTER EACH OTHER.ALLDAY.WHICH IS COOL BUT NOT COOL WHEN MOST MOVIES ARE BASED ON THAT. but i admit since we are more conservative society they are good alternative to watching the dirty and the ugly hollywood movies. favourite actor: amir khan shahrukhan and amita bachan. actress: manisha koirala and karishma kapoor
  2. wowww!!true dhehhhh...thanks for this beautifull article...its one of those articles that leave with you something to reflect on...softens hearts and cleans minds..
  3. silent sister i meet all those requirements except the cooking part . to tell you the truth i can make tea, cook only that okey my dear sister. if its then let me know asap cause the faarax is desperate to hear from you
  4. you know you are somali when you have more relatives than your friends.
  5. Somali Businesses Stunted by Too-Free Enterprise By Ian Fisher Mogadishu Journal August 7, 2000 There are five competing airlines here; three phone companies, which have some of the cheapest rates in the world; at least two pasta factories; 45 private hospitals; 55 providers of electricity; 1,500 wholesalers for imported goods; and an infinite number of guys with donkeys who will deliver 55 gallons of clean water to your house for 25 cents. What Somalia does not have is a government, and in many ways, that makes it the world's purest laboratory for capitalism. No one collects taxes. Business is booming. Libertarians of the world, unite! So it may come as a surprise that business people in Mogadishu, the wrecked and lawless capital, are begging for a government. They would love to be taxed and would gladly let politicians meddle at least a bit in their affairs. "The thing is," Abdi Muhammad Sabria said, "it's a lot better to pay a tax than to go through what we are going through." Last year Mr. Sabria and his partners opened a pasta factory here, and at the moment they cannot make enough to meet demand. But they pay $3,000 a month just for gunmen, including the one who sits with an AK-47 across the factory's spotless concrete floor from the pasta cutting machine. Because there is no port, they lose up to 10 percent of their imported supplies on the beach. They had to dig their own well. They generate their own power. "You have to provide everything for yourself," Mr. Sabria said. "You have to collect the garbage on your own street." Even this requires a payment to local toughs, who often block private garbage trucks. Established business people here are all too aware of the paradox they face: what helps make their business so good -- freedom from government -- is exactly what will kill their businesses in the long run. It may be true that the government that is best governs least. But at least it governs. "Security is the doorstep for development," said Muhammad Ahmed Hirabe, an economist collecting statistics on the business climate in Mogadishu. His partner, Muhammad M. Sheik, added: "Lack of government is not good for the economy and the whole business environment. That is the bottom line." And so businesses are among the key supporters of the peace conference in the neighboring country of Djibouti, in which some 2,000 Somalis are gathered to try yet again to establish a government. Businessmen are backing various candidates for top posts, in ways that make other Somalis nervous about the influence they may have on a new government. But the business people argue that their success has irreversibly altered the way government is viewed in Somalia. The unavoidable reality is that business will shape whatever government is formed, most likely by making it far smaller than its predecessor. Business has been one of the few sources of stability in Somalia since the military dictator Muhammad Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991 and no one rose to replace him. In anarchy deepened by local warlords, private interests swooped in to provide essentials like water, telephones and electricity, though not in the most efficient ways. The three telephone companies, for instance, operate entirely independently of one another. Having access to all people with phones means having three telephone lines -- one from each company. Drinkable water is delivered mostly by donkey. Smuggling thrives, in everything from guns to cigarettes to electronics. One of the major exports is charcoal, to the Persian Gulf states. The trade has caused an environmental disaster as well as battles between tree cutters and herdsmen whose camels eat from the trees. But the market's invisible hand has worked in remarkable ways: competition is so fierce that international phone calls are just $1.50 a minute. The main market downtown is jammed with goods. And after Mr. Sabria's factory opened last summer, a price war sharply cut the cost of pasta, one of the staples in this former Italian colony. The company started off selling high-quality pasta at about $8 for a 10-kilogram (22-pound) box. Then importers moved to undercut them, selling a lower-grade pasta shipped in from Dubai at $5 a box. Not to be outdone, Mr. Sabria's company introduced its own lower-grade line, for about $4.60 a box. Now, three months later, he says he has wrested the market back from the importers. "They are crying," Mr. Sabria said with predatory glee. "We still hold them, and there is no way they can get out." It is striking that Somalia, unlike many parts of Africa, has achieved this thriving business climate on its own, without the usual aid and advice from rich nations. They have all but disengaged from Somalia since the failure of the United Nations operation here in the early 1990's. Somalis have learned that they are pretty good at making money. "It's entrepreneurism that's doing it," said Ahmed Abdisalam Adan, director of programs for Horn Afrik, Somalia's first independent radio and television station, established last year. "It's who has more creativity. It's who is willing to take risks. Before it was the government. The government could make you rich one day and poor the next." Indeed, in General Siad Barre's heyday, the government controlled nearly all commerce, from airlines to sugar factories to hotels. It was consequently one of the most corrupt on the continent -- typical of African governments, whose leaders often run publicly owned industry into the ground as they siphon profits into private bank accounts. If the Somali businessmen's smaller-is-better vision becomes reality, it will be a radical departure. In general, these businessmen say, government has a strong role to play as a regulator of existing industries. For example, it might force the telephone companies, to integrate their lines, or ban the export of charcoal. But they argue that any new government should focus on essentials like roads, education and health. "A lot of services can be covered by the private people," said Abdul aziz H. A. Sheikh, managing director of Somalia Telecommunications, one of the three phone companies. But the economist, Mr. Sheik, argues that a small government is an impossibility, given the state of Somalia's public works nearly a decade after the government fell. There are few roads, no central power plants, no water and hardly any habitable public buildings. "If it is very small, who is going to rehabilitate?" he asked. "The private sector can't do that." The private sector is clearly hard pressed. Mr. Adan, 40, who started his radio and television company with two people who like him had fled to Canada, said that at the outset his security guards had been forced into firefights with the gunmen of a local warlord. The telephone company chief, Mr. Sheikh, says thugs regularly prevent him from digging trenches for phone cable. Smaller entrepreneurs, too, find it difficult to work in chaos: Abdi Muhidin, 23, who goes to the beach near the ruined downtown nearly every day to dig flakes of gold from the volcanic rock there, can make as much as $10 a day, a good wage here. But bandits often rob him. "Yeah, it happens," he said, as he scraped the rock with a metal rod. "What I would like to have is peace." One of the eight gunmen guarding a reporter (at $200 a day) squatted down and told Mr. Muhidin, "I don't want a government." Mr. Muhidin did not bother to look up. "Yes," he told the gunman, "for you it's better not to have one."
  6. give us a link of islamic website you think will be interesting and usefull!!.
  7. I got this message from a sister in an egroup I belong to, plz take a few seconds and say a little prayer for this little boy. jazakalah and thanks for informing us...may allah cure that baby asap. amin. i thought women can have more than 3 surgery to give birth.. or maybe i'm wrong!!
  8. very enlightening indeed. many more are coming to islam soon. here is a picture link of jew rabbi who converted to islam. and this is the website that aims to convert jews to islam..
  9. the wrongs of few does not make the whole community a bad community..i think somalia as well as countries in the islamic ummah have lower much lower divorce rate than non muslim countries specially the west. its a fact.
  10. lol..what is wrong with this article or argument...i mean isn't a good idea to let people say what they think..this nomad named mujaahid did not say its the puntlanders who did this to the refugeees..he is simply saying it happened more than once an needs to be investigated thats if theirs qualified people who can investigate things in puntland. todays somalia even qualified people are not to be trusted. LOL. You know what , your hate for puntland have no limit , even in this tragedy you trying to point finger . puntlanders are not the people who will attack somali refuees , our puntland state is safe for every somali refugee who have no where to go. those refugees from mughadisho and other southern somali cities have no thing to fear and puntland gov`ment and its people will help them to rebould their lives again. wow..hold it man.just to let you know, we are definitely reading you loud and clear.hold it to your quick conclusion to this tragedy please.. The fact is that NE Somalia has been a haven for Internally Displaced Somalis since 1991 from Central/South/NW Somalia during their civil wars. The people in the NE are not racist like in the NW--we are somali and don't discriminate against other somalis. Not to mention people from other East african countries. hope that you are genuine in your optimistic picture of puntland...cause it will help other parts of somalia develop system like it.
  11. this is really sick very sick article..very degrading really. i'm not surprised though since i know western media specially the uk and usa like to go the extra mile to find the bad side of our community and to even suggest islam is to blame....which is not true....blame somali culture not islam..sometimes you would think their media copy each other in their race to damage the islamic community....i watched enterview of this bangaladeshi woman..a writer. a muslim..who wrote ugly book about islam and her bangaladeshi a somali woman or women.doing this propaganda..
  12. wow...very excited to know ameenah is not 25 yet..balsam fate and luck play important part in the marriage find nice, decent woman marrying bad bad man..and the decent men wonder why the hell did she go to that man while i'm here!!! advice dear sister is your best and wait the result for allah to decide!!.
  13. i agree with you on this as i do most of your posts my sweet sister O-G Girl...doing something for the sake of money and not for the love of it...won't take you anywhere...its very important to do something makes you happy and you feel proud you accomplished it...its just my oppinion.
  14. wow powerfull reminder indeed.
  15. my mother used to always say "life is what you make of it"....very powerfull words indeed!!!>,i don't have any explanation about love...its just a mystery to me..some people find it and keep it all their lifes[happy ever after] and some love each other days, months and years and leave each other...and never like to hear each others names ever again...this tells you that love is simply a mystery thing that humans have no knowledge of..and i also think that fate and luck also play big part in shaping this thing called love... here is what the english dictionary says about love: A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance.
  16. I don't think you can, I'd go for Barwaqos bull detector thing though. Just tell him, 'babes its cool, I prefer a brother with prior experience anyway..' and watch him run his mouth lol woowwww....damn aint that good news for faaaraxs'..but not me though... The way he reacts to your body, his movement, Knowing more than where to put what in what, how fast he has an orgasim, the way he talks, all those things can be an indication of whether he is experienced guy or inexperience=virgin. lol@scorpiansister...damn..isn't it too late to do something about when you find out he is not virgin...after you go down with him...i mean intimate with him....honestly i don't need to findout if the girl i'm marrying is virgin or not..i prefer it hidden...
  17. its seems faaraxs and xaliimo's here neeed to hold somekind of conflict resolution conference.. ladies i thought you smarter than labeling all men equal. those creature called "WOMAN' So simple, yet so complex So weak, yet so powerful So confusing, yet so desirable
  18. kir nyaa , every time u change ur story u told me u were born in Mogadisho the capital and now u saying some thing else. lol@og-girl....hey o-g girl Now u need a craashh coarse for mogadishu more thanever.. if mogadishu ain't good to be a capital, then which city in somali @ the moment is good for a capital??/ and also is it not a good thin or democratic thing to ask all somali peole where they want the somali capital to be.
  19. waraa sax alxamdulilah naga tag i stop here or my list will become disturbing for my nomads...
  20. nomadrebell

    Four Wives

    wow..thanx for sharing it. its definately a powerfull story. few articles make me think after reading them and this is really one of them...jazakalah my brother.
  21. wow!!that was enlightening article og-girl. thanx for sharing it...! its really a fact that the islamic world today has huge problems..and it will take a huge efforts to solve it. blaming the past like the clonization of the islamic world and Now the attittude and the bullying of USA in the islamic world will not end our problems. the islamic world needs to invent their own systems of doing things like governing, economics and social by themselves instead of following western governing systems.
  22. well this can be said to men too. i mean o-g you know and i know that we have a long list of what a future partner should look like. after reading this we should trimm it down a little bit!!. forexample we can say!!oooh its okey if she is fat as long as she is smart woman..something like that.
  23. definately heart breaking!!.
  24. believe that girls should keep their legs closed. As for the guys their penis should be chopped off. damn@mizzlexsuuus. why chopp-off when you can train it to be nice.
  25. believe that girls should keep their legs closed. As for the guys their penis should be chopped off. damn@mizzlexsuuus. why chopp-off when you can train it to be nice.