crzy thoughts,

IPhone-Facebook ---German accused of spying on facebook

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Khaled Schmidt - Berlin

Zerta demanded protection of the environment and justice-German legal action quick and firm to bind site Facebook, the imposition of additional measures for the protection of personal data for the subscriber Germans, who number upwards of ten million, of the 500 million members involved in social networking in this world. She drew heavy criticism for Wazzertan facebook after a German newspaper revealed the existence of gaps in the new Active Protection System data, facilitates the spyware even on people from non-participants.

The newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sonntag" scam that someone logged in Facebook using the same e-mail address of the person who is not a member of the site, can I get emails from all of them linked to the appropriate manner of participants in Facebook.

Negligent auditing The disclosure that the new German about the violation of Facebook's rules for the protection of personal data, after giving the study released by "Test of the goods," the German late March, Facebook's worst in the area of data and the rights of users, from a range of networking sites global and the U.S.

Frankfurter explained - which reached as a result of the new discovery, a number of direct experiences - that the original e-mail will not know what happened from the exploitation of personal mail only after receiving a later message welcomed by the membership of Facebook.

They noted that the process of exploitation occur due to not check social networking as if wishing to participate in e-mail address is used its own or another person. In a first reaction to the Times story, said German Justice Minister Zabena Hnarenperger The disclosure of this gap indicates a lack of respect for Facebook to protect the personal data of all Internet users and not users only.

She called on the German government to regulate the procedures required for activating the social networking system to protect data in it, and stressed the importance of emphasizing a legal right of individuals to protect and use their data on the Internet.

Aigner: deception and ugliness of naming a website for the same social network to connect, while always looking forward to profiting from the privacy of its users

Ugly and misleading
For her part, Minister of Consumer Protection Ilse Aigner Violation of Facebook, this time represents one of a series of irregularities and unconvincing applications available on the site, built his work on the question is "Who knows". She added that "it is misleading and ugly name of a website for the same social network to connect, while always looking forward to profiting from the privacy of its users, and the granting of these profits based on breach of law, has priority over data protection." She considered that the occurrence of new spy across the gap to a single person, represents something awful, but that most dreadful of it is the transformation of data transfer members and non-members of Facebook to a third party, to a general feature of the site since a long time.

Canceled the membership
The Aigner canceled its membership in the Facebook protest against the limitations in the protection of personal data of its users.

She sharply criticized the days before the development of the Facebook site for a program that can transfer data stored on the communication devices "iPhone" and add to his data. Aigner said in an interview with Focus magazine, "If my office staff transfer their data from devices their iPhone to their page on Facebook, the PIN code for my mobile phone and all e-mail addresses will be passed on to social networking without my knowledge." He also contended that the Data Protection Commissioner in the state of Hamburg Johannes Caspar, the gap that the new disclosure reveals the failure to take sufficient action to facebook data protection. The Caspar win earlier this year a court ruling to facebook obliged to pay fines for violating data protection laws in Hamburg as the headquarters of the German branch of the Facebook site.

Source: الجزيرة Al Jazeera
Mexico,

Cajeta - Mexican Caramel Sauce

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Also known as Leche Quemado or Dulce de Leche, seriusly you have to try this recipe.



Cajeta Goat's Milk Caramel Sauce., althought it can be prepared with any milk.

Makes about 3 cups
Ingredients

2L 2 quarts goat's milk or a combination of goat’s milk and cow’s milk—or even with all cow’s milk (use whole milk in all cases)
500g 2 cups sugar
A 2-inch piece of cinnamon stick, or 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

Directions

1. Simmer the cajeta. In a medium-large (6L 6-quart) pot (preferably a copper one), combine the milk, sugar and cinnamon stick and set over medium heat. Stir regularly until the milk comes to a simmer (all the sugar should have dissolved by this point). Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the dissolved baking soda—it’ll foam up if the goat’s milk is acidic. When the bubbles subside, return the pot to the heat.

Adjust the heat to maintain the mixture at a brisk simmer (too high and the mixture will boil over; too low and the cooking time will seem interminable). Cook, stirring regularly, until the mixture turns pale golden, more or less one hour.

Now, begin stirring frequently as the mixture colors to caramel-brown and thickens to the consistency of maple syrup (you’ll notice the bubbles becoming larger and glassier). Stir regularly so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot. Test a couple of drops on a cold plate: When cool, the cajeta should be the consistency of a medium-thick caramel sauce. If the cooled cajeta is thicker (almost like caramel candy), stir in a tablespoon or so of water and remove from the heat; if too runny, keep cooking.

2. Finish the cajeta. Pour the cajeta through a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl or a wide-mouth storage jar. When cool, cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Warming the cajeta before serving (a microwave oven is efficient here) makes it extra delicious.

Working Ahead: Cajeta keeps for a month or more in the refrigerator. Keep it tightly covered to keep it from absorbing other flavors.

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This is one of the mexican flavos that I miss most, the cajeta reminds me of my childhood, when I use to eat all kind of candies made with this mexican sweet, the cajeta, Mexico has a great variety of products with this particular Cajeta flavor, here are some pictures delicious products , yumy!!

Cookies filled with cajeta


We tryed before "Churros with Chocolate" but, what about churros with cajeta, simplely wanderful.


Flan with cajeta


Ice cream and cajeta.


And I'm sure you have ever tried a Cajeta Popsicle(Paleta de Cajeta)

with a thicker consistence you can make this Cajeta Candies.


A Cajeta lollypop

Obleas (Wafers) with Cajeta this are one of my favorites Mexican Candies.

Egypt,

Let's go to Egypt!.....but.. wait a minute !

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For most of the people when they listen about Egypt the first thing that comes to their minds are without no doubt "Pyramids, museums,river,etc.etc", but there is a whole new world to discover here,most of the tourist come to this country without the right knowledge of its culture, and ending often offending the others, without they meaning.

Egypt as many of the Muslims countries has a different code of Etiquette & Customs that differ from those in the Occident, therefore is advisable to read and learn a bit of this customs before you travel, the worst thing you can do is insult someone that you are visiting.

When you come here probably you will find somethings a bit strange that all do, like how people ate with their hands, how people prayed, how people talk with the food in their mouth,how people gives the welcome to all foreigners, how people celebrated,etc. You have to keep an open mind to learn and be comfortable with many situations that you will find during your stance here, this is the way of life here and those are the customs, we must Respect Cultures.

Etiquette & Customs in Egypt

Meeting Etiquette
. Greetings are based on both class and the religion of the person.
. It is best to follow the lead of the Egyptian you are meeting.
. Handshakes are the customary greeting among individuals of the same sex.
. Handshakes are somewhat limp and prolonged, although they are always given with a hearty smile and direct eye contact.
. Once a relationship has developed, it is common to kiss on one cheek and then the other while shaking hands, men with men and women with women.
. In any greeting between men and women, the woman must extend her hand first. If she does not, a man should bow his head in greeting.

Gift Giving Etiquette

. If you are invited to an Egyptian's home for dinner, bring good quality chocolates, sweets or pastries to the hostess.
. Do not give flowers, which are usually reserved for weddings or the ill, unless you know that the hosts would appreciate them.
. A small gift for the children shows affection.
. Always give gifts with the right hand or both hands if the gift is heavy.
. Gifts are not opened when received

Dining Etiquette

If you are invited into an Egyptian's house:
. You would normally remove your shoes before entering.
. Dress well and conservatively. Appearances are important to Egyptians.
. Compliment the host on the house.

Table manners

. Wait for the host or hostess to tell you where to sit.
. Eat with the right hand only.
. It is considered a sincere compliment to take second helpings.
. Always show appreciation for the meal.
. Salting your food is considered an insult.
. Leave a small amount of food on your plate when you have finished eating. Otherwise they will keep filling it up for you!

Egyptian Society & Culture

Islam
Islam is practised by the majority of Egyptians and governs their personal, political, economic and legal lives. Islam emanated from what is today Saudi Arabia. The Prophet Muhammad is seen as the last of God's emissaries (following in the footsteps of Jesus, Moses, Abraham, etc) to bring revelation to mankind. He was distinguished with bringing a message for the whole of mankind, rather than just to a certain peoples. As Moses brought the Torah and Jesus the Bible, Muhammad brought the last book, the Quran. The Quran and the actions of the Prophet (the Sunnah) are used as the basis for all guidance in the religion.

Among certain obligations for Muslims are to pray five times a day - at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and evening. The exact time is listed in the local newspaper each day. Friday is the Muslim holy day. Everything is closed. Many companies also close on Thursday, making the weekend Thursday and Friday.

During the holy month of Ramadan all Muslims must fast from dawn to dusk and are only permitted to work six hours per day. Fasting includes no eating, drinking, cigarette smoking, or gum chewing. Expatriates are not required to fast; however, they must not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in public.

Each night at sunset, families and friends gather together to celebrate the breaking of the fast (iftar). The festivities often continue well into the night. In general, things happen more slowly during Ramadan. Many businesses operate on a reduced schedule. Shops may be open and closed at unusual times.

Family Values

. The family is the most significant unit of Egyptian society.
. Kinship plays an important role in all social relations.
. The individual is always subordinate to the family, tribe or group.
. Nepotism is viewed positively, since it is patronage of one's family.
. The family consists of both the nuclear and the extended family.

Egyptian Honour

. Honour is an important facet of interpersonal relationships.
. Respect and esteem for people is both a right and an obligation.
. An individual's honour is intricately entwined with the reputation and honour of everyone in their family.
. Honour requires that Egyptians demonstrate hospitality to friends and guests.
. It also dictates that people dress as well as their financial circumstances allow, and show proper respect and deference to their elders and those in authority.
. A man's word is considered his bond and to go back on your word is to bring dishonour to your family.

Social Class

. Social class is very apparent in Egypt since it determines your access to power and position.
. The social class an Egyptian is born into dictates their everyday life and the opportunities they will have.
. There are three social classes: upper, middle, and lower.
. Status is defined more by family background than by absolute wealth.
. There is little social mobility.
2010/fashion,

And where is the "Islamic"?

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‘Islamic Fashion Festival’ started in 2006 and it has being spreat to Jakarta, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and New York.



The Islamic Fashion Festival is precisely intended to end the myth that a Muslim woman cannot posses a sense of style. On the contrary, Islamic dressing is a style of its own, and today it is beginning to attract more and more attention, as mainstream trends become increasingly bold, sensual and provocative which is unappealing to the more conservative consumers,” said Rosmah Mansur, the first lady of Malaysia.
write something in Arabic in any gown and there it is!, You have created Islamic Fashion!


----So call me "Conservative" but how something "bold sensual and provocative" can be Islamic fashion??, I really think this first lady should learn what Islam means and what are the code of dress for Muslims, Am I wrong?

On IFF, she said its main mission was to capitalise on fashion as a platform to bring together designers and fashion enthusiasts of different cultures, religious backgrounds and race to bring Islamic Couture into the mainstream of style and fashion.

Ok I'm lost (wt...) Where is the "Islamic" in this model?

----They did brought designers (around 100 designers since this started) from different cultures, religious backgrounds and race to bring whattttt??, Islamic Couture, sorry but I really don't think this was necessary, Islam is not a fashion, and if it were, how comes that non-Muslim designers can understand what Islam orders and make it attractive to all those non-Muslims women around the world?


Islamic fashion is fast becoming a lucrative business with the current market estimated to be worth more than US$96 billion a year.

----This is why Islamic fashion in recent years has become popular and trendy, lets take some Arab styles and incorporate them in a western clothes and there we have our Islamic "Trendy" not 100% Muslim (for those who suffer of Islamophobia) that can be worn for all kind of people and lets make business and win billions every year.



The global Muslim population comprises one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, hence representing a major growth opportunity for businesses around the globe, including in the fashion sector,”


----Are they using us??, I mean in fact some of the richest countries in all the world are Muslim countries, then they come with their original European Brands to this Arab countries and sale what they don't in a hole year in Europe in only few months.


This recent interest in Muslim fashion signals the changing dynamics of the ever-increasing interaction among Eastern and Western cultures. Nowadays, Muslim women can choose from a broad selection of designs to create a look that matches their values, traditions and tastes, without compromising any of the three.

----Question? Are this designs really matching our values, traditions and what do they know about our tastes btw?

In my opinion this is the only model that you can say in some way that follow the Islamic dress code.

crzy thoughts,

Tony Blair's sister in law... a MUSLIM?

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By Mail On Sunday Reporter

Tony Blair’s sister-in-law has converted to Islam after having a ‘holy experience’ in Iran.
Broadcaster and journalist Lauren Booth, 43 - Cherie Blair’s half-sister - said she now wears a hijab head covering whenever she leaves her home, prays five times a day and visits her local mosque ‘when I can’.
She decided to become a Muslim six weeks ago after visiting the shrine of Fatima al-Masumeh in the city of Qom.

It was a Tuesday evening and I sat down and felt this shot of spiritual morphine, just absolute bliss and joy,’ she told The Mail on Sunday.
When she returned to Britain, she decided to convert immediately.

‘Now I don’t eat pork and I read the Koran every day. I’m on page 60. I also haven’t had a drink in 45 days, the longest period in 25 years,' she said.

'The strange thing is that since I decided to convert I haven’t wanted to touch alcohol, and I was someone who craved a glass of wine or two at the end of a day.’
Refusing to discount the possibility that she might wear a burka, she said: ‘Who knows where my spiritual journey will take me?’
Before her awakening in Iran, she had been ‘sympathetic’ to Islam and has spent considerable time working in Palestine. ‘I was always impressed with the strength and comfort it gave,’ she said of the religion.
Miss Booth, who works for Press TV, the English-language Iranian news channel, has been a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq.
In August 2008 she travelled to Gaza by ship from Cyprus, along with 46 other activists, to highlight Israel’s blockade of the territory.

She was subsequently refused entry into both Israel and Egypt.
In 2006 she was a contestant on the ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity .  .  . Get Me Out Of Here!, donating her fee to the Palestinian relief charity Interpal.
She said she hoped her conversion would help Mr Blair change his presumptions about Islam.

During her visit to Iran last month, Booth wrote a public letter to Mr Blair asking him to mark Al-Quds (Jerusalem) day - a protest at Israel's occupation of Palestine.
The missive was a bitter attack on the former Prime Minister, who is now a Middle East envoy working for peace in the troubled region.

'The men, women and children around me withstood a day of no water and no food (it’s called Ramadan, Tony, it’s a fast),' Booth wrote.

'Coping with hunger and thirst in the hundred degrees heat, as if it were nothing. They can withstand deprivation in the Muslim world.

'Here in Iran they feel proud to suffer in order to express solidarity with the people of Palestine. It's kind of like the way you express solidarity with America only without illegal chemical weapons and a million civilian deaths.'

She adds: 'Your world view is that Muslims, are mad, bad, dangerous to know. A contagion to be contained.

'In the final chapter [of his autobiography] you say we need a "religious counter attack" against Islam. And by "Islam" you mean the Al Quds rallies, the Palestinian
intifada (based on an anti Apartheid struggle Tony, NOT religious bigotry), against every Arab who fails to put their arms in the air as the F16 missiles rain on their homes and refugee camps and sing a rousing chorus of ‘Imagine all the people...’

Booth moved to France with her family - husband Craig Darby and two daughters Alexandra and Holly in 2004.
Her husband was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in April 2009 when he was drunk and not wearing a helmet.

He suffered a severe brain injury, a fractured neck, damage to his spine and several broken ribs and was in a deep coma for two weeks.

The 42-year-old had to learn how to walk and talk again. He lost much of his memory, has sight problem and cannot work.

The couple decided to move back to Britain to help his recovery and reduce the amount of time Booth has to work away from home.

Booth took part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Met Out of Here! in 2006 alongside Myleene Klass and Jason Donovan, finishing ninth.
Of her relationship with the Blairs, she said at the time: 'I'm happy to criticise them politically if they deserve it but that on a personal level we get on fine.'

Mr Blair was famously told not to 'do God' by his spin doctor Alistair Campbell while he was Prime Minister.

But on leaving office, he converted to Catholicism after starting to go to Mass - saying later that it was his wife who spurred his decision.
He said last year that it was like 'coming home' and is now 'where my heart is, where I know I belong'.
2010/fashion,

jewellery and make up in a Pakistani weadding

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Usually when you hear about India you also hear about Pakistan, they share a lot of traditions and styles.
If we talk about fashion, and wedding traditions we can't see a big difference between them, in Pakistan for example, an Islamic country located in South Asia and the Greater Middle East, has a great culture with rich customs. A Pakistani wedding is a great feast of fun, merriments, and celebrations. It is celebrated with great fervor. A Pakistani wedding is followed by several pre-wedding customs and rituals.

Some of the customs followed in Pakistani weddings have no foundation in Islam. However, the Pakistani culture has adopted those ceremonies and traditions from the Hindu culture.



In Pakistan there is no greater event in a family than a wedding.

Bridal Dresses in Pakistan today have a lot of work done on them. Zari, embroidery, organza, zardozi, sequins, cut work, mirror work, patchwork, pearl work, are all different kinds of work, which beautify the bridal suit. Pakistani wedding dresses can range from a few thousand to a few lac rupees.

Bridal Makeup is given also much more importance. No matter what an Pakistani bride wears, she does look like a living doll, decorated on her special day. This Special Bridal Makeup is matched with the shade of the dress colour, so that the brides glows more than any one in the ceremony.

Bridal Jewellery has become necessary bridal item in Pakistani weddings. Gold jewellery is used on wedding day, including heavy neckless, rings, bracelets, and bangles.


hijab,

Angelina Jolie in Hijab

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Well as we all know Angelina Jolie a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations visited the Pakistan's flood victims and according to this article She wasn't happy with the attitude of the authorities and the government who were more interested in trying to please her while pushing the flood victims, what a Shame!

She is pretty no doubt of it and this blue colors makes her even prettiest, Is strange the way her veins looks on her arms, looks like an old women, probably because she is so thin ?

The first thing that I noticed was how beautiful she looks in Hijab,she has a scandalous past, but I think since she began with the work as ambassador she had realised how grateful we should be with Allah for all what we have in this life,She has become a very simple woman, she use not expensive products, I read once she use a $12 usd body cream and she doesn't eat more (some say she is anorexic)this in her own words is due to the non- appetite she feel and more now that she had seen all this kids starving, no doubt, she is one of the powerful actresses in Hollywood, and has the envy of all women because she is Brad pit's couple, has 6 kids, etc,etc.

Avery simple and beautiful hijab, notice that when you are not used to wear hijab or you live in a hot weather country the best is choose one in natural fabrics like this one, I think is made of Caftan fabric.
Good or bad I hope one day she turn her interest into Islam Insha'allah, for now here some pics of her with hijab, a very simple style, I think in my personal opinion she even wear it better than we Muslims.

crzy thoughts

Can't talk, I'm crying

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The first thing I read today after 2 days without Internet connection, was about the Chilean miners rescue, and as soon as I started to watch this video I began to cry, I can't explain the feeling, I had read about this since the first day and I couldn't imagine how the families of all this 33 persons feel about it, also I think the government of Chile has made a great job and finally after 69 days the miner could see their families once again, this video shows the excitement of the reunion, (this was what makes me cry I swear).
hijab,

So... you wear hijab.....

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We claim to be Muslims, and not just that, we are "Good Muslims" because we do wear hijab, but sadly for more of us, hijab is only a head piece that complement our "Look", why?, Well because we don't even know why we must to do it, and a very important thing How we should wear it?

The New Fashion Trends in Hijab are: "Make your Hijab as a Hair do", Am I wrong?, look at this pics:

The scarf simulates the hair in a pony tale, you also see her neck .
This is like if you have only a bandana with a long and free hair, again we can see the neck.

And again the blue veil simulates a long and free hair the under scarves like a normal bandana.

Having not enough with that and thanks to the new growing of the Arab countries like UEA, the "Fashion" in the Whole world is adopting the "Arab" style, and now Muslims from other countries are trying to imitate the "Look" of those "Rich" (but with the credit card on the limit) women who use to wear a Camel Hump to stylish what they think is a "Hijab".

Khaleeji style which I love but to achieve this look some women use a flower claw clip to simulate again long hair, you can make this pretty style without the need of the clip and only if you need a little bit of volume to balance your head shape with your shoulders and body use an other scarf in the normal way and above this use the shayla, you will have a real look with out the hump of camel.
Turkish style, and I love this colors but I think is toooooo much!
You can have this look with a full under scarf, avoid the fake Bun, and add a bandana (New Bandana collection from Muslim Elegance coming Soon!) and it's done.
Some women also buy some kind of "hats" to create the illusion of having a long hair in a Bun.
Syrian Style is pretty much the same simulating a long hair in a bun.

There is a Hadith that states: Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) said. "I will not be a witness for two types of people who are destined for the Fire: people with whips, like the tails of cows, who beat the people (ie, tyrannical rulers who are the enemies of their own people), and women who, although clothed, are yet naked, seducing and being seduced, their hair styled like the tilted humps of camels. These will not enter the Garden nor will its fragrance even reach them, although its fragrance reaches a very great distance. (Reported by Muslim).

although there is not yet an agreement on how high this " Hump of Camel" should be, we can quote an other Hadith:
On the authority of Al-Hasan bin Ali, the grandson of the messenger of Allah, who said : I memorized from the messenger of Allah his saying :"Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt.At-Tirmidhi

Then if we still don't know how high this can be then why we take the risk and do it?.

I had promised a second part of Hijab; choosing the right one for you, but while I was searching I found this Hadith that made me realise how wrong will I be If I post a Hijab that doesn't follow the "Rules", then I found that the new "Trends" are getting "Higher", the Hijabs now days, are more a "Hair do" than a Hijab.

One of the reason to wear hijab is to cover our hair and we are supposed to not show how long is our hair when wearing hijab, there are women who had even bought accessories that makes the fake look of having a hight pony tale,or use other scarves to give this effect, but then are we only choosing from the Hadits and form the Quran what make us happy or what we like?, then, what is the difference between a Muslim and a Non-Muslim?.

There are a lot of thins that we can use to make our Hijab pretty without broke the "Rules", is always recommendable to use a Full Under Scarf which will cover all your head, neck and don't forget the ears, with the use of the full under scarf you have many options to stylish your Hijab.
This is the most simple and beautiful style, with only a full under scarf and an square or an oblong scarf.

Some times due to the shape of our head we kind of look "Strange" with the Hijab, but this could be because we are wearing a style not suitable for us, if you have long hair make a pony tale in the low part of your head and neck, not in the middle of the back of your head, this will give you volume and prevents you to have this hump of camel, also if you head shape is not circle enough and it looks like some one has shaved the half of your back head, then use an other hijab under it, in the classic style, and above it use the hijab you want for that day, if you are concerned about the hot weather, use always natural fabrics like cotton as background.
The use of "Bandanas" are an other option to stylish your hijab, you can also combine more than one color.