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Eleonora Oldani

"I'm out of my mind - back in 5 Minutes!"

Maadi + Hedeyak El Ahram, Giza, Egypt
female, age 63
married
Speaks: Ger, Ita, Fre, Spa, Eng, some Arabic
Joined Oct 27, 2012
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If people’s inability and unwillingness to think for themselves (again) would kill – then the problem of overpopulation would be solved instantly!


3rd of March 2014



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Why?



I had two brothers – both a bit older than me – and I’ve lost both of them to cancer; the little one in 2000 to leukemia and the older one mid October 2013 to what started as kidney cancer. Both were putting up a tremendous fight; the younger one for 6 years and the older one for 10 years. Both were throughout their lives my models and I love(d) them unconditionally. The younger one was an ardent Atheist while the older one was an average Roman Catholic (which we all were at some point although we come from a religiously mixed background) and I consider myself a spiritual Agnostic – hoping that the Great Spirit is watching over me!



All three of us siblings learned at an early age to respect other people’s believe as our family is very big and diversified – nation-wise, race-wise and religion-wise.



My little brother said a day before he died: “Soon I will know the ultimate truth – you’ll still have to wait a while”.



When I read these propagandists and hate inciters [against any of the 3 monotheistic religions] these few words of my brother often come to my mind.



Why is it that we can’t respect what other people believe and just argue and discuss the doings of those considerable few who abuse, misuse and hijack any of the 3 religions for their ulterior motives and personal gains – i.e. the political Jewish Zionists, the political Christians (too many parties to list) as well as the political Muslim Brothers?



Why is it that most human beings always have to put others down … hoping that in doing so … they elevate themselves?



Why is it that they don’t understand that in disrespecting themselves they only lower themselves even further?



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In order to honor Zen I've changed today (Feb. 8th, 2014) my Avatar from my Boxer Buddy to "A Light for Zen" for the next two weeks to protest the process of banning her from Care2. Transparency and fair due process was/is altogether missing! So sad and unnecessary.



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Lately I get a lot of friendship requests by members I’ve never read nor exchanged any thoughts in the various fora. While I’m thankful that you think I’m worthy of your friendship … forgive me for not accepting it; it’s nothing personal. I’d just like to get to know someone first – through exchange of comments or messages – before I commit to a friendship. Thank you for your understanding!



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While there are plenty of bad people who happen to belong to one religion or another, I do not believe there is a person who is bad just because he/she happens to belong to a certain religion, culture or race.



I firmly believe that justice is justice - no matter what you look like, where you live, whom you love, or what you believe in; therefore I’ll help you to fight to get your rights and make your voice heard.



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I would have loved to put this under "my video" but it seems I can only upload one - unless I'm doing something wrong (?).



Watch every now and then "A Message to Humanity" to remind us what we're all about - the very best of Charlie Chaplin:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RYlAPjyNm8



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For all those of you who are interested in what's truly happening in Egypt here's a collective video of the 30 JUNE 2013 REVOLUTION and the havoc the Muslim Brotherhood raked over the country since:



http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2013/08/17/1055580



I just do not know why and where they had to find that pretentious and antagonistic commentator!!!



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Thanks a lot for all the good wishes which I receive for our safety. So far it's not too bad - shooting here and there in the neighborhood but I guess that's life for now. Sometimes the bearded guys came and still come a bit close for comfort but nothing to worry. Let's hope order is restored soon and that the Brotherhood (and the US) comes back to their senses and understand that the Egyptian people simply want neither the Brotherhood nor the "help" of America (weapon-wise and money-wise)!



So please USA – stay out of the affairs of Egypt. They mastered over 7’000 years – believe me they will continue ... condition that you take at long last your hands off!!



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It’s bad if you’re ignorant,


It’s worse if you don’t make any effort to educate yourself,


But it is certainly a disaster to try, with all your ignorance, to educate others.


(My husband's saying)



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My parents taught us: "Happiness is an interesting voyage - not a destiny" and that we're the only ones responsible for our path of live.



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Some of my thoughts for whatever they're worth:



We are all responsible for our actions ... even those manipulated by outside forces ... if we have even the slightest capacity to act independently ... we are culpable for whatever choice/action we make.



The greatest act of resistance we can ever undertake isn't done with signs or rocks or slogans ... it is purely internal, an act of conscious choice ... and “The Power That Is” help us if too few have the will to make that choice.



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As you sow you shall reap – very old saying but we tend to forget it ...



It’s not that hard to hold out your hand, and it’s not that hard for another person to shake it.



When you pare away the differences of religion, language, and philosophy, we are all alike, all of us on the planet, in how we love, how we dream, how we hate. Understanding both sides means you take on the heaviest burden of all - empathy.



Why is it that peace, love and life are so fragile, while fighting is perennial, hatred is omnipresent and death so permanent?



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Read and consider signing and joining the "Charter for Compassion" (http://charterforcompassion.org/the-charter) if you truly feel that you'd like to do your best and endeavour a live based on its principles.



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Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.



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“Lies have no legs” (Arabic proverb)




 
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Groups Fighting Against Animal Cruelty!
Hometown Baden, Switzerland (orig. Magenta, North Italy) 
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Birthday April 01, 1951  
Languages Ger, Ita, Fre, Spa, Eng, some Arabic  
About Me I'm half Swiss, half Italian and took from both the best :-) - I'm a double "Aries" in the true sense of the word - hardheaded and emotional, in 10 secs up against the ceiling and almost equally fast down on earth again - LOL - often with a bump! Love humour and lots of laughter - incl. about myself; it puts things in the right perspective!
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Pets 1 Boxer male, brindle  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Universal Declaration of Human Rights, No religion is higher than the truth  
Eating Habits All tasty, healthy food cooked with love  
Wild Fact About Me I'm a confirmed optimist and still believe in the feasibility of having one day peace for all people and animals on this earth. I was truly born on April 1st, on a "White Sunday" (catholic thing) and I came with my feet first - had to test the weather first - LOL! I've survived a busted appendix, was trying "shoulder rubbing" with 2 cancers - didn't like it - had a heart attack in 2005 and have now 4 bypass. In other words: as good as new after this overall maintenance! I had a great and interesting life so far and wouldn't want to miss the ups and downs as they shaped me into who I am. I hope it continues for a while and I can still bother some people - especially the fundamentalists of all couleurs - LOL.
My Philosophy While I can run, I'll run; while I can walk, I'll walk; when I can only crawl, I'll crawl.
But I promised myself, I'll always be moving forward.
What Gives Me Hope The Children of this earth - and people who stick to the basic principles of respect for us to live together in harmony and true acceptance of one another
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Collect all fundamentalists and extremists of all creeds and couleurs, put them on an island and cut all communications with them - let them sort "it" out till the last man!
What/who changed my life and why Other than my parents and my siblings - my husband who taught me to take care "of my 7th neighbour" and the true meaning thereof
What Bugs Me Why do we apply Aspirin instead, of solving the root cause?, Ignorance, Stupidity and Arrogance  
Passions ... and ... and ... LOL  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me Fundamentalists of all couleurs  
  Favorites
Role Models Our parents who taught, us compassion and empathy, My two brothers - R.I.P., My little sister (now, handicapped by Meningitis), "Madiba" Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr  
Quotation I felt that humanity does not deserve the honour of life if it does not strive with all its heart in the cause of peace. (late Gamal Abdel Nasser, 2nd President of Egypt)

Take care of your thoughts because they become words.
Take care of your words because they will become actions.
Take care of your actions because they will become habits.
Take care of your habits because they will form your character.
Take care of your character because it will form your destiny and your destiny will be your life.
There is no religion higher than the truth.
(The Dalai Lama)

First they ignore you,
Then they laugh at you,
Then they fight you,
Then you win!
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Violence is the symptom - Oppression is the disease (Uri Avnery, founder of Gush Shalom)
Interests Too many to list  
Books Books from Nawal El Saadawi, Chomsky Fateful Triangle, Pablo Neruda, Karen Armstrong, Nayef Al-Rodhan, Books from Naguib Mahfouz, Books from Ala Aswani, Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Pappe), Seeds of Destruction (F.W. Engdahl), Globalisation of Poverty (Chossudov  
Music Most music but specially:, Pavarotti - simply the BEST!, Classic and some opera, Mahalia Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Larry Adler, Kitaro, Jazz and Boogie Woogie, South American, Paraguayan  
Movies Oldies, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracey, Gregory Peck  
TV Shows None - is there something worth watching  
Favorite Foods Spec. Mediterranean, All food cooked with love  
Favorite Places Desert and its rich emptiness, Shore of any water, A peaceful world ... some day  
Can't Live Without My husband and our boxer, Our families, Our friends  
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