Tuesday, May 16, 2006

ليسقط الثلاثي ولتحيا الكويت


Enthralled by Sunday night’s gathering and yesterday’s parliamentary session, I can't write anything of substance yet.

Proud and scared
Hopeful and anxious
Thrilled and beat

Too excited to sleep.

To the people in orange:
I truly love you guys :*

See you in a few hours by the parliament.

40 comments:

kila ma6goog said...

نايس

انا مثلج فخور بس خايف

صراحة خايف يصير عنف و احد يتعور

عموما الخرافي وصلتله المسج واضحة

أي قطرة دماء كويتية تسيل بالمجلس سيتحمل هو مسؤوليتها التاريخية

نراكم بعد قليل

DiiGMaa said...

Darling..

ya36eech alf 3afya ;**
Sunday was a great night that made me feel exactly what u discribed.. I wishh all the rest came out to stand with us..
we love you too and wish I could of been with ya at the assembly..
keep up the great effort :**

Mini Я. said...

Sunday night was EXHILIRATING! Can't find a better word. I truly was saddened for not being able to make it to Parliament, but thanks to you guys...you're making your country PROUD!

I'm excited too & now my family share my excitement...my father is finally convinced that what we're doing is the right thing & supports us fully in our cause.

Oh by the way, nice t-shirt :P

Яeema said...

الله يعطيكم العافية و يحميكم

نفس الشعور و ماني قادرة أنام

neelaah said...

حلووووووووة اللوحة

ترى انا حطيت صور اليوم الصبح مري شوفيهم

ZORT said...

I slept at 6:30 am...Damn it!

Gollum said...

Thanks for everyone o moltaqana el-yoom ..

Anonymous said...

ya36eekom alf 3afya

bas shiddaw 7ailkom ba3ad ilyom il sa3a 8 latkhallooon

ولاّدة said...

ليسقط الرباعي

Shurouq said...

Kila Ma6goog
كافي كافي يا الخرافي

Diigmaa
It was lovely meeting you dear :)

Mini R and I'm too tired to reverse it
But my T-shirt yfashel allah yhadak!

Reema
النوم معفوس.. بس لاحقين عليه انشالله :)

Neelah
يعني انتي كنتي من بين الحشد؟؟ تشرفنا :*

Zort
نوم العوافي :)

Gollum
We'll be there :)

Anonymous
الله يعافيك
ولا توصي/توصين حريص

Walladah
:*
لا تخليني أقول الخماسي

Papillona ® said...

Who's this?

Mini Я. said...

Then you should check out my shirt one day..remind me to tell you about it. And hey..I like cows..3an il'3ala6! :P

See you tonight inshallah, I'm the shortest, terrorist-like guy available lol

Hanan said...

ya3ni carrying that camera around all day and all we get is a lousy painting? :P

See you there tonight. I couldn't sleep, so don't mind me if I walk around bumping into people coz my eyes won't stay open :)

Shopaholic Q8eya said...

we love you too ;*

I just woke up and not feeling very good. I hardly slept the past 48 hours and when I do, my dream is all orange ;P

Trina Flowers said...

Shurouq,

Read the following report and know it is one of the reasons Kuwaiti youths should be fighting like hell to end corruption in Kuwait (after all what is really happening to the Kuwait Future Generations'Fund?)! And who is it really benefitting now? Who really controls it?

The following report was published on 25 January 2006, only 10 days after the last Amir Sheik Jaber died. Interesting timing, don't you think?

Published on 25 Jan 2006 by Whiskey & Gunpowder.

Things just got worse
by Byron W. King

NO, MAKE IT A LOT WORSE. Word just came out that Kuwait, long regarded as home to some of the world's largest reserves of petroleum, may possess only half the amount of oil reserves that it officially has been stating for many years.

According to a restricted report issued by the authoritative industry newsletter Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (PIW), internal Kuwaiti records reveal that the nation's oil reserves are far below the officially stated amount of about 99 billion barrels. Kuwait's reported 99 billion barrels, if they were really there in the ground, would make up about 10% of world's reported oil reserves.

The PIW report is based upon data circulating within the top echelons of the Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC). KOC is the upstream arm of state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corp. KOC has primary responsibility for conducting exploration, drilling and production from Kuwait's oil fields. The PIW report claims that Kuwait's remaining proven and nonproven oil reserves total about 48 billion barrels, or 51 billion fewer barrels than previously advertised.

By way of comparison, the estimated remaining proven oil reserves for the United States total about 22 billion barrels. Estimates for the North Sea are about 17 billion barrels. So a downward adjustment of 51 billion barrels by the Kuwaitis leaves a good deal more than twice what remains in the United States, and three times what is in the North Sea.

Yet another way of stating the matter, and in a macro sense, the amount of estimated world oil reserves just fell by 5%. This 5% drop in reserves is the equivalent of almost 20 months worth of total cumulative worldwide oil production and consumption, based on the current world oil use of about 84 million barrels per day. From the standpoint of the world reaching the absolute Peak Oil point, we now live in August 2007, not January 2006. And as the Mogambo Guru would say, "Thanks a hell of a lot, guys."

According to the PIW report, the official public Kuwaiti figures do not distinguish between what are known as "proven," "probable" and "possible" reserves. The PIW report stated that the Kuwaiti data indicate that, of the current remaining 48 billion barrels of proven and nonproven reserves, only about 24 billion barrels are so far fully proven (That is, slightly more reserves than in the States).

The rest of the Kuwaiti reserves are probably out there, but we will know only after someone drills and completes a series of wells. And if the wells are dry, whoops, there goes another 2.5% of the world's oil reserves. And in that case, it may as well be 2008, from the standpoint of achieving the milestone for mankind known as Peak Oil. The future is here.

Follow the Oil

Most of the proven Kuwaiti reserves, about 15 billion barrels, are the well-known volumes in Kuwait's largest oil field, at Burgan, in the southeast of the country and just north of the border with Saudi Arabia. Burgan is an extension of a geologic trend that includes the massive Ghawar oil field to the south, in Saudi Arabia.

Burgan is known in the trade as a "super giant" oil field and has been pumping oil for almost 60 years. Burgan accounts for most of Kuwait's oil production and exports. You may remember the images of burning oil wells that came out of the Gulf War of 1991. Almost all of these were wells in Burgan, blown up and set afire by retreating Iraqi troops. (Under international law, oh, by the way, this type of intentional destruction of Kuwait's national patrimony and natural resource base was a war crime of the first magnitude.) The oil was just roaring straight up out of the holes in the ground, propelled by its own underground reservoirs, and feeding the conflagrations. It took many months of truly heroic effort to control the fires. And many of the Burgan wells, and portions of the producing rock formations, were irreparably damaged.

For a number of years, KOC has been adding upward of 500 million barrels of oil reserves per year at Burgan, by means of offset drilling into adjacent geological strata. Statistically, the remaining nonproven reserves of some 5.3 billion barrels will likely be upgraded to proven, according to PIW.

In the fall of 2005, KOC chairman Farouk Al-Zanki admitted that, in the future, the sustained output of the Burgan oil field will be around 1.7 million barrels of oil per day. This amount is significantly less than the 2 million barrels per day of production for the rest of the field's estimated 30-40 remaining years of life that were forecast as recently as mid-2005. In a recent experiment, Kuwaiti oil engineers tried to obtain 1.9 million barrels of oil production per day from Burgan, but the level was not sustainable. The engineers determined that the higher rate of production was causing pressure drops, water intrusion, and other formation damage to the underground reservoirs. Thus, according to KOC, 1.7 million barrels per day is considered to be the optimum rate.

Kuwait has announced plans to spend upward of $3 billion per year into the future to boost output and exports from other fields. There are three consortia, led by BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil, presently pursuing a contract to win something called Project Kuwait. Project Kuwait is intended to be a 20-year operating service agreement with the government of Kuwait to raise crude capacity at four relatively unexplored oil fields in the north of the country, near the border with Iraq. (That is another problem, but we will not go there just now.)

The competition for Project Kuwait is still open. However, I should note that one of the competitors, Chevron, has a long history in that relatively small nation. Gulf Oil Corp., which became part of Chevron in 1984, discovered the super giant Burgan oil field in Kuwait in 1938. In what was perhaps an omen of things to come, the first oil well drilled into Burgan hit pressures that were so high as to blow out the wellhead valves and turn the first Kuwaiti oil well into an uncontrolled gusher. Additional drilling and large-scale development, however, was interrupted by World War II.

The long-term impact of the Burgan discovery went beyond simply drilling wells into high-pressure zones and helped to change the geopolitics of the Middle East. In 1946, Kuwait began exporting oil, and has remained a net oil exporter ever since, except during the time of its military occupation by Iraq, in 1990-1991. After the first tankers started sailing from its ports, Kuwait rapidly became a wealthy nation. To its credit, and through its comparatively prudent stewardship of its oil revenues over the years, Kuwait has become a world-class financial power.

Burgan gusher or not, however, for many oil analysts, the reports that Kuwaiti reserves are significantly less than claimed are not news. For many years, there have been analyses along the lines that the Kuwaitis, and many other oil-producing countries whose reserves are state controlled, have been misstating the size of their reserves. In essence, the officially stated oil reserves of Kuwait have for many years been little more than an illusion, based on nothing more than wishful thinking and economic fiddling. The attitude seemed to be, "Oh, yes. Burgan is a big field. Lots of oil there. No problem."

No problem? Using a method called "Hubbert linearization," some analysts have previously estimated that Kuwait's ultimate recoverable reserves would be far less than what the government statistics forecast. One authoritative estimate has placed Kuwaiti reserves ultimately at 76 billion barrels, of which about 36 billion have already been produced. This would leave remaining Kuwaiti reserves at about 40 billion barrels, and that is assuming that there is massive effort at additional drilling, new discovery, and production in the years to come. This linearized estimate is in general agreement with the range of oil reserves, 48 billion barrels, based on the internal KOC information that PIW recently reported.

The numbers suggest that Kuwait is at about 47% of its ultimate oil recovery, or, for all intent and purpose, at the halfway point of ultimate oil recovery. Future depletion rates are cheerfully, if not hopefully, estimated to be in the magnitude of about 4% per year. However, the Kuwaitis have in recent years adopted the latest approaches to using new technology to maximize short-term oil production and recovery. That is, they are drilling horizontal wells and using what are called multiple lateral completion techniques. This does not really find "new" oil; it just drains the existing oil faster.

Thus, in this case, it is not possible to rule out the possibility that Kuwaiti oil production will suddenly go into steep decline. This would be similar to what we have seen in other oil provinces that have benefited from application of "new technology," like in the North Sea or Mexico's Cantarell. Instead of the estimated annual 4% depletion rate, we might see a North Sea-like depletion rate of 10% or more per year. Thus, until the decline rate becomes apparent, and given the age of and production history of Burgan, it will not be possible to make a refined estimate of future production trends.

Are the Other Books Being Cooked?

The news out of Kuwait highlights the point that most, if not all, of the estimates published by member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are similarly without merit. In all likelihood, all of the OPEC member nations have chronically overstated their reserves. The ominous implication is that we are confronting the reality that the world has a lot less oil than we thought and that a peak in global oil output must occur sooner than even some of the most pessimistic predictions.

The news about the Burgan oil field lends credence to the opinions of investment banker Matthew Simmons, who has made a career working with the companies that form the industrial backbone of the oil industry. For the specific arguments of Simmons, you should read his exceptionally well-written book Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, published in June 2005. In preparing and writing his book, Simmons reviewed hundreds of technical papers written about the Saudi oil fields, interviewed many people with firsthand knowledge of Saudi oil production, and visited a number of important oil sites in Saudi Arabia. Based on this, Simmons makes a solid case that Saudi Arabia faces an imminent downturn in oil production. And because Saudi Arabia has always been considered the "swing producer" to the world, and thus the price-setting supplier to the world's oil-based economy, any production shortfalls would have severe and immediate econom ic, political, and military impacts.

Using the "Hubbert linearization" method on publicly available reserve data and production figures for Saudi Arabia, it appears that the Saudis have produced 105 billion barrels of oil out of an ultimately recoverable reserve base of about 180 billion barrels. Much of this production came out of the ground in the past 25 years. Thus, the Saudis are now at about 55-60% of their ultimate recovery and a state of irreversible decline cannot be very far behind.

The implications for the global economy of a decline in Kuwaiti oil exports, let alone Saudi production, are indeed serious. If the world oil supply fails to expand proportionally to the increasing demands of China and India, as well as to growing demand from the West and Japan, then the upward pressure on oil prices will be inexorable. As we have said so many times before in Whiskey & Gunpowder, and in other Agora Financial publications, we can expect to see the price of oil climb.

For the oil producers, an upward price trend will be good news in some respects and come as compensation, for at least a few years, for declining output. Swelling coffers of revenue from oil sales may even cushion some nations against economic collapse, which will be likely when oil prices begin their long-term increase to stratospheric levels.

Oil-consuming nations and societies will face major energy and financial crises. Governments and central banks will try to "inflate" their way out of it, as has been the case in America over the past few years. Eventually, however, the combination of high prices, depreciating currency, and absolute shortages of oil will lead to profound dislocations in society. Things may approach a state of what author James Kunstler calls The Long Emergency, the title of his book published last year.

And what are the political, economic, and cultural leaders of most nations doing about this profound and precarious situation? Very little, sad to say. At the recent Detroit Auto Show, the biggest press coverage was reserved for new versions of 1960s muscle cars, recreations of such famous old names as the Chevy Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. The U.S. economy is still utterly dependent, and growing more and more so, on over-the-road trucking for most freight hauling, at an average fuel burn of about 4 miles per gallon. And every U.S. politician of any significance has a well-honed "position" on the virtues, or not, of Roe v. Wade. But ask that politician about Peak Oil and, with a few notable exceptions, you will get a blank stare, or at best a silly answer, that betrays little understanding.

So let's review. Kuwait's oil reserves are being downgraded by 51 billion barrels. Detroit is building muscle cars. Few U.S. politicians even have a clue about the problem, and apparently Peak Oil simply does not fit into any of their standard political paradigms. It is just crazy.

Which reminds me of a comment about Peak Oil from the above-noted Kunstler, who has written a sentence that, for a lot of people at least, truly sums it all up:

"Peak is making us insane and passing Peak will make us more insane. There may be no moment of clarity, only new kinds of delusion and disorder. We'll keep behaving the way we do until we can't, and then we won't."

And what are you doing about all of this, dear readers? Do you really believe that, as the notion goes, "technology will save us"? (OK, technology will help, but you had better get out in front of it.) Or do you believe that "the politicians will do something"? (Wow. Call your doctor. Get that closed-head injury examined.) Or do you subscribe to the "abiotic theory" of oil formation? (I call it "abiotic snake oil." It offers nothing but utterly false hope.)

Are your kids studying something in school that will prepare them to compete with 6 billion other people in an energy-short world? ("Marxist Themes in Feminist Literature"? Oh, really? How interesting.) Are you at least investing in the "right kinds" of things, so that you can secure your financial future? (At Agora Financial, we have some ideas about that....)

Well, dear readers, if you have gotten this far, you are making a start. We thank you corporately. I thank you personally.

Until we meet again…
Byron W. King

Editorial Notes

The PIW report on the Kuwaiti oil reserves has been much discussed in the Peak Oil blogosphere, for example this post by Stuart Staniford at The Oil Drum.

[I didn't post this report, but I would read it and look at the charts and graphs. Could Kuwaitis really go back to pearl diving as their primary source of income while the ruling family and elite members of society sail off into the sunset? Again, refer to my comments at the beginning about the Future Generations' Fund!]

I hope your readers think, do the math and then react accordingly.
After all, it's their very futures that are at stake.

ولاّدة said...

شروق

كتبت بوست وأنتِ في بالي
فأهديته لكِ

Alia said...

I like the paiting

آنا خايفة تعب هاليومين مع قلة النوم يطلع علينا باجر

بس ما أقو إلا ربنا ياخدك ياللي فبالي

Anonymous said...

NO NO JUNGLE LAW

kel ele raa7 el tajamo3 ams .. kelkom 3ala raaasy mashkoooreeen

enshallah nestemer elaiman "negla3" el tholaathy o neftak men el fasaad el mostashre
o enred en9eer 3arooos elkhaleeej

ana gabel kent faaqda el amal eb hal deera, bas entaw ya jeely el 3azeez bayyathtooha :**

Papillona ® said...

you make me proud ;*

bunaz said...

shurouq,
trina flowers's comment needs to be summaraized.
it seems important but way too long .
am'i allowed to ask for a volunteer?

Mini Я. said...

Last night was amazing. I was surprised at the number of people that came.

And couldn't help but chuckle at the frustrated looks I got when I refused to tell how I reversed the Я in my nickname. I mean it's Яeally not that hard to figure out ;)

BuJwais said...

BuNaz,

Trina's post talks about the proven Kuwaiti Oil reserves. This was 7adeeth al sa3a a few months back before Kuwait suddenly announced that there were new natural gas reserves found in Kuwait.

This goes back to the 80's if I'm not mistaken; there was a time when the gulf-oil countries suddenly doubled their numbers on the oil reserves they have, and Kuwait was one of them (going from 50 Billion Barrels to 100 Billion Barrels or something like that).

Announcing higher numbers gives you the 'rights' to produce more oil daily (OPEC rules) which means more money. Kuwait currently stands at around 2.5 MBD (Saudi around 9 MBD official, and word says around 1 MBD non-official).

One of the MPs of yesterday's gathering said that one of the reasons for the government to create a hassle on the constituencies issue was to distract the public from some major "thefts". Connect the dots between this news and the oil reserves and close your eyes to imagine the 'bright' future of Kuwait etha al wath3 thal 3ala ma huwa 3alaih :).

BuJwais said...

There was also something about Oil-field peaks. They call it the "Hubbert Peak", which is the maximum amount of production of oil from a field before it gradually becomes more difficult and expensive to produce oil. After that you reach a stage where there is oil but it's more expensive for you to dig it out, so you just leave it there!

America peaked all of their fields back in the 70s I think, and the Uk back in 2003? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

BuJwais said...

Correction on America's fields; they peaked most of their major fields not all their fields.

Anonymous said...

If I only knew pretty n hot women like u are going chan i would be the first one there ;)

like ur mole :D

ValenciaLover said...

I think "proud & scared" best descibes what we all feel.

Nice painting :D

Soud said...

قواكم الله الرسالة وصلت للرباعى وعنوانها أنتهى زمن الفساد

ما أدرى ليش يت على بالى أغنية راجع راجع وبتصرف

راجع راجع يتعمر الكويت راجاع يتعمر أحسن مما كان

شروق هاذى صورتى اللى راسمتها ؟؟ :D

Trina Flowers said...

BuJwais,

You said: "One of the MPs of yesterday's gathering said that one of the reasons for the government to create a hassle on the constituencies issue was to distract the public from some major 'thefts'. Connect the dots between this news and the oil reserves and close your eyes to imagine the 'bright' future of Kuwait etha al wath3 thal 3ala ma huwa 3alaih :)."

There is much more to it than just distracting the public from some major "thefts" regardless of how major they really are!

Bingo--some have finally started to connect a few dots, and Kuwait's entire future is on the line; some should start to wonder if there will actually be any future.

Some should also read more critically and use analytical skills because they are missing the point.

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
--"V for Vendetta."

"In essence, that's how a free society should be.... One of the first things you notice in the graphic novel is a street camera. It's plainly labeled, 'For Your Protection.' This government came about because the people allowed it to during a time of uncertainty. It happened quickly. However, we have to be cautious because the same thing is happening to us in a much slower fashion. In fact, I'd say that England was almost there...have you tried to purchase a firearm there recently? Have you tried walking down the street without being caught on a government surveillance camera? Neither can be done. They are only a few steps away from the world of V for Vendetta...but do they even know it? Would we know it if we were headed in that direction? Perhaps we already are."

"Thomas Jefferson said, 'The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure.' Indeed."

It's obvious Kuwait is finally having its social revolution! I'm surprised it took so long given the problems that have been on-going for years with the classifications of bedouns, bedwins, huther, and furthermore, the subdivisions within the classes--i.e., 1 through 7. Then of course, there also has always been "disagreements" among Shias and Sunnis to boot.

I hope the Kuwaiti populace realizes what they have started and they fight for the common good of all in the country and don't do the same as the government and start in-fighting where tribalism and sects metamorphosis into an entirely new issue.

BuJwais said...

Trina,

The first thing I thought of when I started to read the graphic novel and saw the camera was also England! I went to England last year, and it was about 2 weeks after the train station bombings took place. It was then that I realised how invasive to privacy those cameras can be (even though they helped catch the bomber(s); double-edged sword).

As for Kuwait's future... what's scary is that, whether people find out a replacement for oil anytime soon or not, we're not really in a very good shape! I used to hear people saying "Latkhaf, naf6 likuwait bajeelah ba3ad 200 years". Two hundred years my a$#!

Ma3ashaat al deera killaha yayya min al naf6. Kahrabatna yayyah min al naf6. Mayna al 7ilo bittaq6eer. Al 7al al wa7eed elli ashoofa 7aliyyan 7ag dawlah mo sina3iyyah mithilna, is to emphacize foreign investments. Maybe there are other ways, but the fact remains that by living the luxury life of oil that we're living now, we are simply living the life of "today" and not "tomorrow". I dread the day when water becomes so scarce that people might have to fight for it.

It doesn't matter if this was going to happen soon or a bit further in the future. We all have a duty to prepare a decent life for the next generations.

From what I've been reading, by the year 202X, a good percentage of the remaining oil in the world will be in the middle-east (gulf countries, iran, and a few others). China will want more oil. India will want more oil. America is already facing more pressure. There is only one way out for the giants: a cheaper energy resource.

What's the way out for us? That's what this generation should really start to consider.

jashanmal said...

بعد التطورات الأخيرة ماقوووول إلا الوكاد إنها حكومة حباري مافيها صقور

Trina Flowers said...

BuJwais,

You made some very valid and accurate points; however, there are other equally important issues that will have to eventually be dealt with.

"Big Brother" watching is indeed a double-edged sword.

I also heard the 200 year theory, but the reality is maybe 50 years and that's a stretch.

Yes, water is becoming a big problem again; the 40,000 plus Kuwait al-Kandaris might have to become the "water carriers" again.

The oil giants already have alternative energy sources; we'll just have to start pressuring them into using them; the sooner the better for us anyway.

The Romans destroyed themselves and their empire in 700 years...others will do the same to themselves.

BuJwais said...

I think the 50 years estimate is close but a bit ambitious. Or at least what I think is that the problems with the world demand on oil will start much sooner than that, and we'll be affected by it.

I'm aware that the giants have other energy resources, but what I meant is that as of now there's still no "cheaper" energy resource than oil. In america for example their major oil consumption comes from transportation; cars and planes and such. Until now there's still no other readily available alternative and cheap fuel.

I'm not sure the roman empire example will happen again (it may very well do), but in the past there have been several paradigm shifts in what people use as energy. From Whale-oil to wind/water to coal to oil. I don't know how close we are to the next shift.

I was talking to an american visitor at work the other day, and he was so confident that they will be able to market another energy resource (particularly hydrogen) soon. Who knows what's gonna happen.

nazzal said...

is it your painting ??
where is mine ?? :)
may'7alif emsam7ich
but if we get the Orange 5
i'll get 1 3ala kaifee
A6ob wata'7ayyar
La .. webbalash

Shurouq said...

Paps
Shame!

Mini Я.
It was nice meeting you :)
Next time I gotta ask you about your t-shirt.

And about your reversed R.. Sorry, but I'm afraid I'm technologically challenged.

Hanan
You know how lousy I am at taking pictures.
They're not worthy of sharing walla

Shopa
Ya36eech il3afya :*

Walladah
:*

Alia
حتى اللي في بالك مو قادرة أدعي عليه بالموت.. أصل ألبي رهيف

Anonymous
I liked 'negla3' :)

BuNaz
بو جويس ما قصر

Anonymous
I'm flattered, but if you were only there after hot, pretty women, I suggest next time you stay home :)

ValenciaLover
Heheh.. Shasawwi.. I go to artpad.art.com whenever I'm.. hmm.. confused.

Soud13
صورتك؟ :)
ما أدري.. فيهم واحد يشبهك؟

Jashanmal
شخبارك؟ :)

Nazzal
Yes it's mine.

And you mean when we get the orange 5 ;)

Trina Flowers & BuJwais
I don't know how accurate that Byron W. King report is, but thanks for the very enlightening and alarming discussion.

Trina Flowers said...

Shurouq,

For you and your audience also read the following and then determine for yourselves how accurate the reports are. Pay special attention to the graphs; they are very "alarming!"

"The PIW report on the Kuwaiti oil reserves has been much discussed in the Peak Oil blogosphere, for example this post by Stuart Staniford at 'The Oil Drum.'"

[I'm not posting the actual report here or the link since some think the information is too long; therefore, those that want to be enlightened (and perhaps alarmed) can go to the appropriate websites and read it themselves.]

bo bader said...

يا شباب
أنا عندي مجموعة من المقترحات المهمة ويا ليت نحاول نطبقها:
1- كل واحد الآن اصبح مسؤول ومؤتمن على أن يكمل هذه المسيرة معاً - حسافة سباق الماراثون الطويل ما نكمله وما باقي لنا على النهاية الا عشرات الأمتار فقط.
2- صحيح ان الشباب هم الأساس قبل الأعضاء لكن الأعضاء هم الذين يصوتون في المجلس نيابة عن الشعب لأنهم ممثلينا الشرعيين
ولذلك هم سلاحنا في معركة محاربة الفساد ويجب زيادة الضغط الشعبي عليهم عن طريق التصال المباشر وجهاً لوجه ويفضل أن تأخذ معاك عدة ناخبين من نفس دائرة العضو وتبين له انكم جميعا تطالبون بخمس دوائر وانكم لن تنتخبوا مستقبلاً الا من يوافق على الخمس دوائر
صدقوني ان المواجهة المباشرة فعالة جدا وخاصة في ديوان النائب وامام ناخبيه.
3- كرر الضغط على نائب منطقتك كما شرحت سابقاً حول موضوع الدستور - يجب ان نبينها وبالصوت العالي ان الدستور خط أحمر تماما ولا احد يوافق على اي تنقيح تحت اي عذر
50 أو 60 عضو هذه مو المشكلة في موضوع الدوائر ولا يحاول الانتهازيون ان يبعدوننا عن اصل ولب المشكلة وهو حجم القاعدة الانتخابية الآن صغير جدا ويسهل التأثير عليه بالمال والخدمات والحل تقليص عدد الدوائر ليصعب التأثير على ارادة الناخبين والخمس دوائر هي الحل المطلوب .
(Don't get sidetracked)
وكرر نفس الضغط على الوزراء اذا حصل لك فرصة مع استخدام اسلوب اقوى وانشف شوية من النواب لأنهم ما استحوا منا ولا وجبونا كشعب فلا تستحون منهم ولا تجاملون على حساب دستوركم ووطنكم ابداً.
4- استخدم كل نا يقع تحت يديك من وسائل الاتصال لنشر هذه المبادئ
واذكر بأن أهم وسائل الاتصال هي الاتصال المباشر وجها لوجه مع الاهتمام بالانترنت والصحف ووسائل الاعلام العالمية الموجودة الان في الكويت
ياشباب
ايام دواوين الاثنين سنة 89 و 90 لم يكن هناك لا انترنت ولا فضائيات والصحف كانت مراقبة وذاك من ذاك اللي عنده نقال
الوضع الان من صالحنا وكل الظروف موائمة لمساعدتنا
شدوا حيلكم ترى احنا يا الشياب وايد متأملين منكم

HUG said...

ليسقط الثلاثي ولتحيا الكويت

الثلاثي مجرد أدوات

ابحثو عمن يحركهم

Hashemy said...

ana agool el kel eqool tholathy bs mino etholathy .. tholathy athwa2 el masra7 wela ghairhom shrayech shurouq? ;p

Hanan said...

Fellow bloggers/nabeeha5 fighters/ شباب الياسمين : Seeing your faces at those political gatherings has been part of the pleasure I derive from my meager political activism. I find myself insisting on attending in spite of my busy work schedule (semester nearing its end, exams not yet written) partly in excitement over meeting with you again. Our political struggle will hopefully continue beyond our struggle to approve the 5 constituencies. However, I would love for us to be able to meet on a more social ground. Are you interested? I wasn't able to contact all of you by email so I chose to spread my call here.

Kuwaiti said...

نبيها خمس ونبيها كويتنا نظيفه