Formulae For Half-Life In Exponential Decay

In the last few months, with the sudden "However Limited" freedom of expression, so many issues were raised, & some of them, are raised to last longer than the others. To me this process looks like dealing with radioactive substances. The issue itself is the substance, & the radiation is the rumor. You are not obliged to move a substance to contaminate something, however the radiation can always do the job. The same way nuclear power-stations control the radioactivity & the half-life of certain materials, the people in supreme power control issues & rumors after studying the exact result of each one of them, they increase the half-life of the ones that serve their purposes, & transform the ones that don't into nuclear decay.

The Old Game:

Back in the day, our government was controlling all the outlets from which all issues were being raised, or in my stereotype, all the sources of radioactive material. Each outlet was very wisely used to serve a certain purpose. A great example was happening every year:

The biggest issue Egyptians would always discuss in the beginning of every year, is inflation. Instead of giving the people the chance to discuss such issues, you would see that all the newspapers, television, etc... would race to talk about these issues on the behalf of the people, it is the classical most primitive way to create a fake public opinion. This scenario used to happen every year, you would see big clashes between ministers on these issues & the below scenario was the classical one to be used in such situations:

One morning you find in the newspaper that the minister of the central bank is insuring to Egyptians that there will be a minimum increase in prices of 25% in all commodities next year. The next day, the minister of trade comes out on television & insures that he does not agree with the minister of the central bank, & from his point of view the increase in prices won't  affect the strategic commodities. As if they have never worked together... Or may be have never seen each other before... Then few days later the minister of agriculture, who also have never met the 2 other ministers, comes out & explains how the increase in international prices might affect some strategic commodities. We used to remain in this hassle for at least 3 months, then all of a sudden, BAM! A minimum increase of 35% in all commodities.

Is the consumer shocked? The answer is "No"

The consumer is never shocked, the increase in prices was eased in to everyone, thus no one will stand & object, we all knew about this increase in prices coming up, they have been talking about it in the news for ages, & all of us are prepared for it if not financially, at least psychologically. It is a very simple & slick game that was being played on yearly basis. This game was always very easily plotted if you are the source of radioactive materials. The good news is, THIS GAME IS OVER!

The New Game:

First we have to agree that politicians are stupid, not only in Egypt, it is an international phenomenon, George W Bush was president... TWICE!!!
In our politicians' point of view, there is no big difference between the old game & the new game, they will still use the same classical effete policies. They are not creative enough to impose a new system, or a new protocol to control the above mentioned radioactive materials. Their technique in dealing with issues raised, is the same technique the far east uses for disasters or just to be fair, the far east is better in dealing with disasters since they can somehow anticipate it's source & power, shortly before hand. The people in power here don't act, they react, which keeps them always late, their technique is very primitive, they observe all the issues being raised & they don't have a big role in triggering them, however they can increase the half life of radioactive material or decrease it. We witnessed two incidents that can serve as perfect examples to prove my theory:

1- Decreasing The Half-Life of A Radioactive Material:

In July 2011, someone was badly injured in certain circumstances & died the next day. The circumstances were that this person was going to demonstrate peacefully to express his opinion in front of the headquarters of the people in power. What happened was that the people of the neighborhood around the headquarters were informed by undeclared sources that there will be thugs & thieves coming by, to loot their neighborhood. I wonder who would make up such a terrible lie? Politicians???? The first thing an Egyptian would do when informed of such news even if there is a chance of 95% that it would be only a rumor, is preparing Molotov cocktails, weapons & go down the street waiting for the big fight. WE LOVE TO FIGHT!! That is why it is very easy to call anyone "thug"...

The funny thing is, it wasn't a rumor, IT IS TRUE! People are coming from all over the place. Clashes & clashes, so many people wounded, & the next day a guy died from his wounds in the hospital...

The funeral was coming out of our famous Omar Makram mosque, for those who don't know this mosque is in Tahrir square (The football court of demonstrations & revolution), if this demonstration coming out of the mosque would succeed to cross the street & conquer the Tahrir square, this guy will transform from a thug to a martyr. Why is he classified as a thug? because he is against the people in power (This is the official name for them, see previous publications). It was impossible for them to let this guy become a martyr. They can't take the chance of creating a new one that would gain sympathy of the people. Especially if the average Egyptian mind might relate the people in power to the death of this particular person simply because it happened in their backyard...

No risks are to be taken, half-life of this radioactive material has to be decreased! & it happened. People came out of the mosque they found themselves surrounded by our beloved military police protecting them. They didn't let them out, they kept them for a while, then they sent each one home separately, a very smooth operation that was executed in a few hours schedule. A month passed, & do we remember this guy? do we remember the whole incident? No we don't.... This is a classical perfect half-life decreasing process to a radioactive material.

2- Increasing The Half-Life of A Radioactive Material:

In August 2011, three persons were killed. Two of them are useless, they are considered to be yearly casualties, simply they are numbers in statistics, however the third one is the most important, they were not planning on having him dead. This person is not like the one of July, the one of July was wearing normal trousers, may be jeans, & a shirt. The August man had "GREEN ON!" & that is the biggest difference. The dead of August was a perfect opportunity, a perfect radioactive material to serve the purpose of people in power. The people in power are having so much trouble controlling one part of the country. This part happens to be in a treaty with a second party that we are sharing borders with, thus the authority can't send military reinforcements in this part without the approval of the second party, the death of this man was used to serve their purposes.

A perfect plot, some political movements declared that they will do a demonstration in front of the embassy of the country that killed our men, WOW!!! THIS IS REAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!!! What do we want more? A sit-in? DO A SIT-IN!! they are all yours, you can eat them alive...

I felt very weird this day, especially when I remembered what happened the 1st of August in Tahrir Square. This incident was a clear message that sit-ins are not to be tolerated during Ramadan, for all the problems it makes, & the traffic that doubles during Ramadan, we received a clear message that such behavior is not accepted in this blessed month & the political movements were generous enough to postpone the sit-in to further notice. However if you have another sit-in that would serve my purpose you are most welcomed to do it anytime of the year...

The "Shoft" Phenomenon

A simple Arabic verb in the past tense, often used by Egyptians to express the question "Have you seen?". The most common word to be used after saying hi to a friend.
Sorry to disappoint Egyptians & other Arabs using this word the same way we do, verb "Shaf" or "Shawafa" is not verb To See. According to the very famous & very old Arabic dictionaries like (لسان العرب، مقاييس اللغة، الصحاح في الالغة، الخ) this word has so many other meanings & none of them is related to the way we use it now. The only use that had something to do with the eyes, was to describe an animal that is making certain actions when it feels danger.
It is not a voluntary neural special sense action made by the eye, it is a complete hormonal involuntary action that is caused by the excess secretion of adrenalin when an animal smells danger, & the results to this hormonal action is stretching of the neck into a certain direction accompanied with a gaze in the eyes, a high heart rate, etc... 
A movement that expresses concern, fear & curiosity.

The funny thing is that Egyptians ignoring the actual meaning of the word, they usually use it to open a conversation, & always use it when they want to talk about anything that they have seen that interested them, as if they are being hunted by the things they see. It is funny & it is true. How many times in a day you are being hunted by ads, television, etc... 
the proof you are being hunted is that they make money... 
The other interesting thing, is that in the original language, "Shoft" is an involuntary action, which is true as well, living in our society the fact that you see media is involuntary, how many of us don't like Amr Diab however involuntarily we memorized every single video clip he did?

Egyptians have this characteristic of living in a dream. They are very naive & they would believe what they want to believe. If you give them fake good information & realistic bad information, they would stick to the unreal good ones, & that is not the only problem. The bigger problem is that they will build a whole life based on a good wrong idea, that is the medium in which all mass communication entities swim in our country. The Egyptian society is a very good medium that conducts rumors, & television bullshit faster than copper filaments conducting electricity. Again the proof is this linguistic discovery I made, the "Shoft" effect, & another on the ground proof, the number of new television channels & news papers opened after Hosni Mubarak was kicked out of power. I think we are the biggest medium in the region, even other countries are investing to build mass communication organizations in our country, only for the fertile medium we have. We are a very fast process, & according to the information technology theory GIGO (Garbage in garbage out), we can process very good feelings, information, goals, objectives, & make a wonderful revolution, or we can process all what we get from the media & end up doing what we are doing now... nothing...

The Identity Crisis I

This is my first blog, I am a man who lived through out the Egyptian revolution & participated in it, without having any of the modern means of communication that apparently took the major credit for the success of our blessed & glorious incomplete revolution, & this is the first reality, we must remember 2 things, first, that the revolution is incomplete, second,  that these people (people like me) exist. They might be educated & perfectly willing & able to use the modern means of communication however they chose not to, or they don't have the time, the patience, nor the interest.

The reason I decided to do it now, is that I made a twitter account for the first time, & I thought what will I do with it without having a blog like any other Egyptian in the age of 20 - 40 able to use computers? it sounds like buying a nice jet-ski without having a nice 4 wheeler & a boat chariot to drive around Porto Marina & show off with my new boat... (If you don't know what is Porto Marina, one day we will have a socialist armed militia & this will be the first place they bomb).

This is Egypt, land of civilization LAND OF PLACES YOU WANT TO BOMB, we have always blamed the old regime because of its social injustice... Of course... they are to be blamed, however, once we finish blaming them we go to Porto Marina. That is why I realized that people don't really want justice, they want justice to a certain extent, once they have expressed that, they go & spend their money  in places that should be bombed. The old regime would have never built such places if there was no demand for them... You see people giving money to Somalia & Palestine, & the same people paying a million Egyptian pounds to buy a 100 meters square flat half a kilometer away from the sea in one of these shit holes, you realize that all the well off Egyptians are schizophrenic. Not the well off Egyptians only, I had a coworker that earned 1200 pounds/month, & he was married with 2 kids, of course he was completely in dept, & he always envied his boss for the cell phone he had. One day he made a decision to borrow money with interest & add it to his monthly salary to buy a 5000 pounds phone... Why? Because the phone will make other people think that he is from a different social class. Same as the Porto Marina guy, his family might have ten members wife, mother, children & grand children, still  he would buy the 100 meters square shit hole just to have the privilege of mentioning it to his friends that he is going to X place on the weekend, & all of them would give him a certain look & that makes him think "spending the million pounds was worth it".

The fascist racist sectarian society we have, that is divided into a hierarchy of classes that we created just for our personal pleasure, just because we had a sick sadist on the top of the pyramid that contaminated our society layer after layer to the bottom of the pyramid.


Why do we have to correct this?

Because this is not our identity, this is the one that was tailored by the generation that failed in maintaining a successful political system & accepted the defeat for 30 years, & because of us they are saved & still the ungrateful bastards doesn't want our generation to share in the fate of our society, they are scared of us, politically more than physically.

The revolution that happened is not a revolution of people against a tyrant. It is a revolution of a younger generation against an older generation. In the recent events in England, it could have turned into... Not a revolution, but at least into something bigger than just looting & riots, however England can't have something as big as what we had, not because they are organized or that they have better systems or smarter police forces, but because they succeeded in controlling the median average age of their society, to keep the society as old & obedient as possible... The median average age in Britain is around 40 years, it is a society of old people, nearly all of Europe has a median average age of higher than 38 years old, this is very old compared to the Arab world & Latin America, (i.e. Regions that might witness non-peaceful transition of power)

The median average age in the Arab world is between 16.4 in Yemen  & 30.8 in Qatar, no wonder Yemenis didn't have any trouble staying in the streets for more than 6 months to kick out their tyrant.Egypt has an average age of 24, Syria 22, Libya 24, & Bahrain has a median average age of 30.4, that is why it was very hard for them to make it, they are much older than us.

Bottom line, people who did the biggest role in our revolution are 24/25 years old, & where are they now? Some people call them revolutionaries, some people call them martyr families, but mostly god bless our supreme military council he found the best terminology to describe them, he called them Thugs (Baltageya)