Monday, November 01, 2004

KD 200 for every Kuwaiti!

I will not even attempt to find any logic or reason behind the latest government stunt, simply because there ain't none!

That said, how will you spend your KD 200 when you get your grubby hands on it? Most creative answer gets a prize to be determined later, after the shock has worn off.

54 comments:

  1. u know what the scary part is?? Ppl will start talking about how great and kind our rulers are for such a generous gift!!

    Zaydoun, honestly, what other option did they have? This really is the only way to make the uneducated idiots in the majlis shut up and not ask for a raise in all government salaries.

    200,000,000 KD spent in one day is better than increasing salaries by 50 for example, and that is for life! So every four yrs, you would be spending that amount instead of just once!

    And of course when the country gives u 200, u say wow thx i love my country.....if they even mention the word 'tax', also known as giving back to your country, then it turns into "who the hell do they think they are?? I earned that money! Why should I give anything when others are stealing" (our excuse for everything btw)!

    Also, we all know where that money will go....something silly like a downpayment or first installment on his or her new porsche, then taking out a loan and being even more in debt....and ask for more money from the government "boo hoo, poor me, im in debt, i need money, im not being payed enough!"

    End of rant!

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  2. ديرتنا انترست بنوعين من البشر ، المنافقين و هم اللي راح نشوفهم يهللون و يصفقون حق وزير الطاقة مثل ما تفضل الاخ (كيو) بذكرهم على صفحته ، و الجزء الثاني هم الماديين اللي تفكيرهم ينحصر بالـ 200 د.ك اللي يبي يحصلهم و التي غالبا ما ستذهب من اجل دفع قسط السيارة والا لشراء حذاء جديد من فيلا مودا... و هذا الصنف (المادي) لو تقوله نصرف هالبيزات على الديرة و تطويرها او حتى كاستثمار للمستقبل فبتشوفه ينظرلك نظرة و لسان حاله يقول "أثول أنت"!!!
    بس يا جماعة ترى 200 مليون د.ك هذه و تنصرف في يوم واحد ترى قوية ، و إن دلت على شي فإنما تدل على ان حكومتنا مهببة بشي عووود و بتراضي (أو بمعنى أصح بتخدر) شعبها بهالـفلوس!
    زيدون ، بالنسبة لسبب المنحة فقد فكرت و فكرت و هم بعد فكرت و اعتقد اني عرفت ليش باخيينا.. الظاهر عن قريب الكهرباء راح تنقطع بشكل متكرر أو دائم ، و على ضوء ذلك كل مواطن راح يشوف نفسه شاريله من هال 200 كم حبة زهيوي (سراي التقمبر) و يظل عايش على هالحاله..
    و اذا طلعت توقعاتي صح فإني أنصح جميع الاخوة المواطنين بشراء الزهيوي بو فتيلة حمرة ، هو صج ثقيل و شكله شوي اولد فاشون ، بس عاد هيفي دووتي.

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  3. عدل كلامكم..
    ما دام إنهم بيعطون 200 دينار لكل حامل بطاقه و بدون سبب يذكر هذا شنو معناته؟
    ال200 مليون احنا محتاجينها بشغلات تنفعنا بديرتنا، والله يهديهم كل ما صدر مشروع قالوا الميزانيه!!! اي ميزانيه؟
    ليش ما وافقوا على مشروع زيادة الرواتب هذا أقل شي يفيدنا مو ال200 دينار
    عندهم 3 اقتراحات لهذا الموضوع ومو قادرين يتخذون القرار فيه..
    1. انهم يزيدون 20% على الراتب
    2. اذا صار فائض بالميزانية، يتوزع هالفائض على الموظفين
    3. يعطونهم مبلغ ليلحين ما حددوه مره وحده

    شنو هالتفاهات...!! ما يبيلها تفكير
    وال200 دينا تتحذف على المواطنيين
    مادري شلون يفكروون

    الحين عرفتوا ليش بيوزعونها؟؟
    عشان تنسون الزياده

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  4. Dear Z,
    wait, but we get KD200 for what? just having a q8e dad? cool. but wait, this is supposed to make us forget what? what are they trying to cover up?

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  5. Greetings Zaydoun? Long time avid reader and first time blogger. What's ironic is that the name of your blog is Kuwait Unplugged when Kuwait was actually unplugged without electricity a couple nights ago, hehehe. 200KD, that's a good idea. Let people be happy with it. Don't question as to why you're getting it, just be happy you're getting it. Ok Zaydoun, keep up the good work, check out my blog that I started http://cupidsbrokenarrow.blogspot.com

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  6. mishu , your father get 50kd more money because he is kuwaiti and he has a kuwaiti son :P , so its not like the first time you stuff because you are kuwaiti .

    the 200kd are there to stop the argument about wage raise , which is deadlokced since they say raising it would make it unfair to the privite sector worker , and also would stop people who want the goverment to drop the elec bills which they didn't pay , if the goverment is smart ( ha , right ) they should deduct the 200 if you didn't pay the elec bill , that way you reward the people who paid the bills on time

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  7. Dear Ripped, I can't believe I missed that one. I'm kicking myself!!

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  8. شوف الكويتيين ماديين و الحكومه عارفه ها الشى و قاعده تتلاعب في نقطة الضعف هذي متى ما حست ان في شوية تذمر ها خالنبخهم و يسكتون و فعلا هذا اللي يصير امس الكويتيين نسوا الكهرباء و ما كانوا يتكلمون الا عن ال 200 دينار شنهم طرارين

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  9. أبو حفص، صلحت المشكلة في موضوع دبي.... روح علّق

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  10. Zaydoun:مانشيتات الجرايد احسن تعليق

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  11. مانشيت الوطن أفضل عنوان

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  12. lil asaf, i agree that alwatan got it spot on!

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  13. What did alWatan say?
    i don't have it and their site is down

    I feel like shoving that 200 in...
    oh well..
    Ramadan Kareem

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  16. سمعت قبل جم يوم إنه اطلعت كميات نفط مو طبيعية ويت عوائد كبيرة من النفط وإنه في نية بإعطاء الموظفين زيادة
    وكانت المفاجأة إنه مو بس الموظفين حصلوا لكن كل الكويتيين وانا أعتقد إنه هالزيادة الكبيرة بالنفط اليومين إلي طافوا اهمه السبب ولا شيئ أكثر
    ليش الهجوم والنفسية المتشاءمة وليش ما يعجبكم شي
    ???
    !!!
    :)

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  17. by the way it is a smart move from the government !
    بس ماراح يسكتون النواب عن زيادة الرواتب مثل ما توقع بعضكم

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  18. Smart, as in good for the country? Cos that's the only acceptable smart

    Or maybe you mean Smart, as in hahahaha lets just give them KD 200 and shut them up!

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  19. ra-1, ibyaskitoon, walla hamaj o ma yiftahmoon, o hal 200KD bitsakkithum (ashwa)!

    lil asaf inna the country has to pay 200,000,000 KD to shut some idiots up instead of using it to build better schools and hospitals!

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  20. Ra-1
    أيهم أفضل
    استغل الفوائض النفطية لتطوير المستشفيات و المدارس و لكي أضع خطة مستقبلية من شأنها أن تضمن حياة معقولة لأبناءنا
    أو
    أزيد رواتب الموظفين في الوزارات و الكل يعلم ان ذلك لن يزيد من الانتاجية بل و من الممكن ان يشجع المواطن الكويتي على الاتجاه للعمل الحكومي و من ثم ماكو شغل غير بطاط و باديان من الصبح و أخذي ازدياد البطالة المقنعة

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  21. ra-1:انتي من صجك و الله اتقشمرين؟ حركه ذكيه من الحكومه على اي اساس اذا كان قصدك ان الحكومه بتسكت الكويتيين هذا يمكن بس ال194000 مليون دينار اللي راح تدفعهم اعتقد المستشفيات و المدارس أولى فيها وبعدين من قال ان النفط مرتفع اليومين اللي فاتو فعشان شذي بيعطونه فلوس أسفه بس بحياتي ما شفت طرح اي شئ مثل هذا

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  22. nano illee egool 3an 6ar7 ennas ay shay oho illee ay shay !
    seconldly yemken awal marra tshofeen 6ar7 chethee!!! coz u have never seen 6ar7 mo3akes kella haz roos o agreed with u !
    I dont ;)
    بالتوفيق

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  23. ra-1: الظاهر ان انتي جديده على الموضوع كله لأنه الشئ الايجابي للبلوغنغ هو تبادل وجهات النظر واحترام وجهة النظر الأخرى مهما كان الأختلاف بس انا من صجي اول مره اسمع مثل وجهة النظر هذي و صدقيني احنا هني ما حد يهز راسه بالموافقة بس هذا عند الحكومه اللي تدافعين عنها

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  24. The point of this post I guess was to see HOW you will spend the 200kd :P

    I am thinking of putting it aside until something worth it comes along and I waste it on something cool like techie or something like that :P

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  25. الشباب الكويتي المسلم الملتزم التقي الذي يخاف عذاب القبر و يعطي صوته لأئمة المساجد في انتخابات مجلس الأمة حتى يضمن الحصول على تذكرة سفر درجة أولى إلى جنات عدن والفردوس سيصرف هذه ال 200 دينار في أمور تغضب الله و رسوله مثل شراء الخمور و تأجير المومسات

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  26. weelllll....i wouldnt accept free money from the govt or anyone else other than my old man.

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  27. This gesture reminds me of fairytales where the king gets married and offers a single sheep to each of his subjects in celebration of the royal event. Alternatively, this is a classic
    خذ من جيبه و عايدة

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  28. oooohhhh since we are looking for a creative and outrageous answer: a voodoo dick.
    opne the box and the voodoo dick flys out, and starts buzzing around like a humming bird, only a big humming bird with a thyroid problem and has balls instead of wings....
    voodooo dick, i am your master and commander. there is that religious MP. go get him!...

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  29. Zaydoun,
    Abdullateef AlDu'aij made my wish come true (sort of)
    Yalla, isn't it time you start writing in a local paper? pleeease?

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  30. أبو حفص انت بعد الدعيج مسويلك دعاية.. اقرا قبس الثلاثاء
    ترى يحق لك ترفع قضية على كاتب المقال لأنه أولا عرضك لمخاطر الله يكافيك شرها، وثانيا مسح الأربع أحرف الأخيرة من اسمك لأسباب رقابية والله أعلم

    زيدون، آسفة أخذت مساحة من صفحاتك عشان أبشر أبا حفص بس "بلوغه" لا يقبل التعليقات بسبب خلل فني ما

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  31. One more thing..I DON'T BELIEVE THIS
    I'm boycotting KNCC and so should everyone

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  32. Why boycott KNCC? What have they done?

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  33. رحنا فييهااا ... اذا ما لقيتوني أكتب في البلوج فآنا في السجن المركزي

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  34. Hey zaydoun!! Congrats on the perfect ad!

    Alqabas, aldu3aij's article (Best writer in Kuwait)!

    Keep up the good work! Everybody will be blocked or go to jail soon! lol

    Cheers ;)

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  35. أصبت كبد الحقيقة يا سيد كيو . فملالي الكواليتي نت و فاست تلكو سيحجبون بلوج الشيخ زيدون و بلوجي في وقت أن موقع حامد العلي لا زال يغسل عقول شباب الكويت من أجل الجهاد في العراق

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  36. إخوتي في الإسلام

    نهنأكم كثيرا بمناسبة دروشة شركة السينما الكويتية

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  37. ya gama3ah a7ad eyfamny sheno ga3dien tetkalmoun 3anna ma3endi jareeda...

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  38. و ماذا سالفة ال كي أن سي سي ؟

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  39. nanonano.....its in my blog
    Kuwaitism

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  40. Yaaay! more unwanted publicity and unnecessary attention from the wrong kind of people!

    I'll will demand a Wi-Fi connection from my jail cell!

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  41. من أين نحصل على النقود من أجل دفع تكلفة المحامي ؟ نحن نحتاج إلى محامي أو جيه سيمبسون لكي يخرجنا براءة

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  42. Let's put our KD200 together and buy/upgrade a power plant.

    (As of yet I have not formulated a motive behind the gift, and honestly I'm not curious, Though I view it in a better light than the KD500 payed to "samidoon" after the invasion).

    peace.

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  43. أبو حفص معاي عالخط
    Ask him about KNCC, or check AlQabas' last page
    I'm too sleepy to 'enlighten' you people

    Good night

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  44. Abu 7afs & zaydoun.......I suggest that all bloggers contribute their 200 KD for the best damn lawyers in the world to guarantee that at least zaydoun and abu 7afs get their internet connections in their jail cells! We need our daily doses ;)

    Instant celebrity status, we will have rallies calling out ur names and big signs and posters and will make it a global cry for ur release....cool, no? Im already excited about that! Go to jail quick! Before the momentum dies down!

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  45. Ok now we can all see how our beautiful country is being ripped (& raped) by some crooks.. and also being turned into a small talibani state on a "step by step" basis.. The question is, are we going to do anything about it???

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  46. Zaydoun, Abu Hafs
    I don't know if you have seen this, but it's worth a visit: http://kuwaitism.blogspot.com/2004/11/blogging-gets-recognition.html

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  47. 7ARAM YAL 7OKOOOMA...whats happening? what is the gov't trying to do? play politics with the parliament? 7aram wala...instead of giving away 200 million, they should invest it in housing the needy people of kuwait. i dont beleive the Amir would give away 200 million for no reason...its the 7AWASHEEER who are getting the BIG $$$$...please dont tell me that the government is GREAT! about HALF-BILLION DOLLARS...think about education, health, roads...HOSPITALS!!!! anyway, i dont want to write...its mad about this...iam against it

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  48. Next time just give away A free cell phone for every Kuwaiti.

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  49. The decision to hand out KD 200 came so suddenly, and that's why it's so worrying because you can tell that no thought went into it at all

    I wonder how this news is playing outside Kuwait, I didn't even have time to look!

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  50. I know Fouad Al-Hashem is a paid hack, but even his endorsement of the KD 200 handout is too much. See his column today

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  51. سيد زيدون هذا هو صيغة الخبر باللغة الانجليزية

    Each Kuwait citizen to get $680 bonus

    November 1, 2004

    KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait's ruler has ordered that each Kuwaiti citizen receive a one-time bonus of $680, the cabinet said Sunday. The reward comes in response to record oil revenues flowing into the Gulf emirate.

    The cabinet statement did not link the increased oil revenues to the payment, but it is widely understood that the offer was made to offset demands by lawmakers wanting oil proceeds to fund salary increases for civil servants.

    Rising international oil prices have resulted in record oil revenues for Kuwait, which is expected to go from predicting a shortfall in its 2004-2005 budget to recording an estimated surplus.

    The money will be distributed to some 900,000 citizens, accounting for less than half of the country's 2.4 million population. The rest are foreign workers. AP

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  52. PEOPLE WAKE UP!! KUWAITS MONEY(YOUR MONEY) IS BEING GIVEN AWAY RIGHT LEFT AND CENTER TO OTHER STATES NO QUESTIONS ASKED.(JORDAN ALONE IS GIVEN ABOUT KWD100 MILLION YEARLY). YES, JORDAN.. THE COUNTRY THAT SIDED WITH IRAQ DURING THE INVASION OF KUWAIT.

    SO IF YOU GET KD200,YOU SHOULD COUNT YOUR LUCKY STARS THAT YOU EVEN GET TO SEE ANY OF YOU COUNTRY'S MONEY.
    INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ON WHY KUWAITI MONEY IS GOING TO KUWAITI PEOPLE, YOU SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON COMPLAINING ON KUWAITS MONEY YOUR MONEY IS BEING WASTED ON OTHER NATIONS.

    I THINK THIS COMPLAINT WOULD MAKE MORE SENCE.

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