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You can let your children live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, you want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your children learn how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learn how to work with others to get things done.

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*M Junaid Tahir
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A Story of Appreciation


A Story of Appreciation

This is a powerful message for our modern society. We seem to have lost our bearing & our sense of direction.

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?"

The youth answered "none".

The director asked, "Was it your father who paid for your school fees?"

The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, "Where did your mother work?"

The youth answered, "My mother worked as laundry woman.

The director requested the youth to show his hands.

The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, "Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?"

The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands.

His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the young man.

The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mothers hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth's e yes, asked: "Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered, "I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'

The Director asked, "Please tell me your feelings."
youth said:
1. I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, there would not have been the successful me today.

2. By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.

3. I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationships.
The director said, "This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.

You can let your children live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, you want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your children learn how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learn how to work with others to get things done.



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Purity of the window through which we see others

 
 GREAT LESSON TLEARN


 
A Young Couple Moves Into A New Neighorhood
The Next Morning While They Are Eating Breakfast,
 
The Young Women Sees Her Neighbor Hanging The Wash Outside. 
 
" The Laundry Is Not Very Clean " She Said 
 
" She Dosnt Know How To Wash Correctly
Perhaps She Needs Better Laundry Saops "
 
Her Husband Looked On But Remained Silent.
 
Everytime Her Neighbour Would Hang Her Wash To Dry,
 
The Young Women Would Make The Same Comments.
 
About One Month Later,
 
The Women Was Surprised To See A Nice Clean
Wash On The Line And Said To Her Husband :
 
" Look, She Has Learned How To Wash Correctly.
I Wonder Who Taught Her This "
 
The Husband Said :
I Got Up Early This Morning And Cleaned Our Windows. "
 
And So it is With Life.
What We See When Watching Others Depends
On The Purity Of The Window Through Which We Look !!!
 
 

 



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*M Junaid Tahir
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Porn Blocker Software

 

Publisher's Description

From tuEagles:

Porn-blocker -- A very powerful and effective software to protect children from porn Web . Porn-blocker filters out adult Web sites, which with objects not fit for children. Porn-blocker can work with all kinds of Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Opera, Netscape and so on. Porn-blocker can filter out porn/force Web sites and softwares with a high anti-rate over 99%. Porn-blocker has Multinational-language filtering, Web sites whitelist, Web sites blacklist, keywords blacklist. Porn-blocker uses special technology to anti-uninstall. Porn-blocker keeps a complete log of all Web sites visited, filtered out or not, and keeps the track of all material emerged on computer, including files, images, music, and so on. You can have the inventory of your kid's computer history.On the other hand, adults, who with password, can surf internet unlimitedly. Porn-blocker is your first selection for Internet purification.

What's new in this version: Version 2.1.8.15 fixed a bug which lead explorer.exe to crash.

 
 


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*M Junaid Tahir
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21 Businesses You Can Run From a Laptop

 

 

21 Businesses You Can Run From a Laptop

Maybe you're a young kid who wants to start a business. Maybe you're a college grad who wants to create a job (rather than finding one). Or maybe you're a corporate mouse who's fed up with the rat race.

In any case, the internet has opened up a world of opportunities for the entrepreneur-at-heart. Here are 21 businesses that you can start today and run entirely from a laptop and an internet connection.

Development LaptopDevelopment

#1 Web Developer

According to SBA.gov, there were 29.6 million small businesses in the US and Ad-ology found that 46% of small businesses don't have a website.

#2 Mobile App Developer

In 2010, the International Telecommunication Union reported that there are over 5 billion cell phones in the world and 1 billion of them have mobile broadband subscriptions.

#3 Blog Maintenance Provider

As tracked by BlogPulse, there were 126 million blogs on the internet in 2010 and most of them suck. Most bloggers think they just have to write, post, and auto-tweet. So if you know how to properly post a WordPress blog post, you can offer this as a service to serious bloggers.

Graphic Design LaptopGraphic Design

#4 Logo Designer

Since there are 29.6 million small businesses in the US alone, that's 29.6 million potential logo customers. But most of them already have logos… Yeah, but very few of them have good logos.

#5 Web Designer

According to Pingdom, there are 234 million websites on the net. Like small business logos, most of these websites look terrible. And even the good ones, as you'll soon see on Retire@21, know the value of continually improving the design.

#6 Book Cover Designer

Right now, there are over 32 million books on Amazon and every one of them has a book cover. According to UNESCO, over 1 million books are published per year. This doesn't include eBooks.

#7 Mobile App Designer

Much like mobile app developers, there's plenty of need for mobile app designers. Companies usually contract out to both developers and designers separately to create the app.

#8 Computer-Aided Designer

CAD drawings are typically 3D mockups and virtual prototypes that companies create prior to manufacturing a product. Pretty much every product design starts as a CAD drawing.

#9 Web Theme Designer

According to WordPress.com, there are over 53 million WordPress sites and about half of them are self-hosted. This means, WordPress alone has about 26 million sites that need themes.

#10 Videographer

In 2009, Zappos reported a 6% to 30% increase in sales for products with video. Website owners realize that video converts higher than any other form of content, so they're starting to contract out for that work.

Writing ServiceWriting

#11 Author

According to Authors Guild, a successful fiction book sells 5,000 copies and a successful nonfiction book sells 7,500 copies. Also, Jenkins Group (a premier publishing firm) reports that 70% of books published don't make a profit. Don't let these stats discourage you, but it's hard to make a living as an author.

#12 Editor

Part of the reason books usually don't earn back their investment is because they have to pay for an editor. You'll likely earn more as an editor than an author.

#13 Copywriter

With 126 million blogs, there are 126 million websites that need content. If you're a good writer and knowledgeable about a niche topic, reach out to the top bloggers in that niche and ask if they'll pay you to write for them.

#14 Transcription

According to Worldwide Freelance, some industry estimates suggest that up to 50% of all non-fiction books are ghostwritten. Often, these books start as audio recordings and the ghostwriter transcribes and spruces up the content. This is just one way to make money as a transcriber.

#15 Translation

English is the universal language of business, but there are roughly 6,500 other languages in the world. Books, websites, manuals, etc. all need to be translated to other languages.

#16 Blogger

Much like authors, few bloggers make a living strictly from blogging. To attract advertisers, you typically need a couple thousand unique visitors per day. Think of a blog as a platform to attract other business opportunities.

Internet Marketing ServiceInternet Marketing

#17 Search Engine Optimization

234 million websites compete to rise to the top of search engines. If you know how to optimize websites, you can help website owners save a lot of money on internet advertising.

#18 Search Engine Marketer

The other side of search engines is paid search. It's not unusual for internet marketers to have $500,000 per month budgets for PPC (pay-per-click) and CPM (cost-per-thousand-impressions) advertising.

#19 Social Media Manager

Don't let companies outsource their social media campaigns. But a service that helps people set up their Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus profiles is completely legitimate.

#20 Email Marketing Manager

Michael always tells you that the money is in the list, but it takes a lot or work to maintain that list. If you offer to create and automate the email newsletters, it'll take a lot of pressure off their backs.

#21 Affiliate Marketer

To date, ClickBank has paid out almost $1.9 billion to affiliate marketers. Affiliate marketing is another way to make a living as a blogger and it's the primary way that Michael makes money.

So what…

I know I gave you lots of big stats and that can be overwhelming.

To put it into perspective, Michael has partaken in or hired out at least 14 of these 21 services; this includes over $30,000 on web design updates to IncomeDiary.

There's a lot of money to be made on the internet. If you have a laptop, an internet connection, and a working brain, the only thing holding you back is you.

Post written by Retireat21 writer, Nick Tart.

About Nicholas Tart

I'm a 23-year-old, full-time entrepreneur living in Colorado. My companies include 14 Clicks, JuniorBiz, and Monument Marketing. I'm the co-author of What it Takes to Make More Money than Your Parents. I graduated from Colorado State in 2010 and I'm dedicated to teaching and helping young entrepreneurs.



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10 Great Companies that Started Out Selling Something Else


 

10 Great Companies that Started Out Selling Something Else

Good companies start by selling what people want. Great companies adapt to what people want and start selling what they're going to want.

As you'll find in this post, sometimes that means completely changing your product or service. Here are 10 great companies that started as something completely different than what they're known for today.

Companies Started by Selling Something Else

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company#1 3M

Formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3 M's, get it?), 3M started in 1902 as a mining company that sold a popular mineral to grinding wheel manufacturers.

From a mineral, they began selling sandpaper, then masking tape, then "Scotch Tape", and today they sell over 55,000 different products including everything from car care products to touch screens.

#2 Abercrombie & Fitch

Founded in 1892 by David Abercrombie and Ezra H. Fitch, Abercrombie & Fitch started as a sporting goods shop and outfitter.

They didn't become a clothing store until The Limited acquired them in 1988. Now they have over 300 stores in the U.S. and they're expanding internationally.

#3 Avon

David H. McConnell started Avon in 1886 as door-to-door book salesman. Sales were tough at first but he realized that he could gain women's attention by offering perfume samples.

Soon those perfume samples became more popular than the books, so he founded the California Perfume Company in New York, NY and it eventually became Avon.

Colgate Jar Toothpaste#4 Colgate

Colgate was originally founded in 1806 by a soap and candle maker named William Colgate. They started by selling soap, candles, and starch.

Colgate didn't start selling toothpaste until 1873 and they sold it by the jar.

#5 Flickr

In 2004, Flickr started as a chat room with real-time photo sharing for the web-based multiplayer game, Game Neverending. Soon thereafter, they shelved Game Neverending, expanded the uploading and filing of photos, and buried the chat room.

In March 2005, Yahoo! acquired Flickr for $35 million.

#6 Microsoft

Bill Gates and Paul Allen started what eventually became Microsoft in 1968 when a local computer company gave the 13-year-olds access to a computer. They were quickly banned after they learned how to hack the system and crash the files. But the company ultimately re-hired them to find bugs and fix weaknesses in their systems.

Over the next five years they received sporadic programming gigs until Gates enrolled at Harvard. One year in, Allen showed Gates the latest issue of Popular Electronics featuring the Altair 8800 and Allen convinced Gates to drop out so they could develop software for personal computers.

Nintendo Playing Cards#7 Nintendo

Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo in 1889 as a playing card company. The game, Hanafuda, became very popular in Japan but they knew the market wasn't that big. So they began to experiment in other industries. Between 1963 and 1968, Nintendo set up a taxi company, a hotel chain, a TV network, and a food company.

Finally, in 1974, Nintendo entered the video-gaming industry and today they're third most valuable listed company in Japan.

#8 Nokia

Nokia got its start in 1865 as a paper mill – the original communications technology. In 1868, Frederick Idestam opened his second pulp mill near the town of Nokia, Finland.

After a century of mergers and acquisitions, Nokia entered the mobile communication in the 1980s with the Mobira Talkman.

#9 Twitter

Twitter originated from a "daylong brainstorming session" between Jack Dorsey and his podcasting company, Odeo, with the goal of creating an online SMS service to communicate within a small group. It was codenamed, Twttr, after being inspired by Flickr.

At first, it was used internally by Odeo employees and they launched Twitter to the public on July 15, 2006.

Wrigley History Chewing Gum#10 Wrigley

Like Colgate, the William Wrigley Jr. Company started by selling soap and baking powder in 1891. Like Avon, William Wrigley began by selling his products door-to-door and he enticed his customers by packaging each can of baking powder with chewing gum.

The chewing gum steadily became more popular than the baking powder. Today several brands of chewing gum are owned by Wrigley, including Juicy Fruit, Extra, Orbit, Hubba Bubba, and 5.

Bonus: Google

Mark my words, years from now our generation will be saying, "Remember when Google was just a search engine?" And we'll be like, "Yeah, dude, I remember the first time I used it back in middle school."

What's the Point?

One of the biggest excuses young people give for not starting a business is, "I don't have an idea yet."

They're just sitting back and waiting for that big idea. You know, that one-in-a-million idea. They think it'll fall out of the sky and into their lap when they least expect it. And that's when they'll get started.

If you want to be successful, just start selling something, anything. Figure out what people are buying and sell it to them. Michael started his journey by selling Pokémon cards to his schoolmates as an 8-year-old.

What you're selling will likely change over time, but the principles will stay the same.

Do you know of other companies that started out selling something completely different?

About Nicholas Tart

I'm a 23-year-old, full-time entrepreneur living in Colorado. My companies include 14 Clicks, JuniorBiz, and Monument Marketing. I'm the co-author of What it Takes to Make More Money than Your Parents. I graduated from Colorado State in 2010 and I'm dedicated to teaching and helping young entrepreneurs

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15 Stepping Stones toward Self-Freedom


15 Stepping Stones toward Self-Freedom

(Excerpted from Beyond Dependency by Guy Finley)

Ponder the following small set of truths until you can see their promise of new ways to empower your wish to be spiritually free. Do this and soon their power will be a part of your newly won freedom.

1. No negative spirit of any kind may remain as a negative influence in the mind that is awake to its presence.

2. Higher spiritual energies are always present, but because our present nature cannot rightly receive their impressions they are like rocket fuel being poured into a diesel engine.

3. No real lesson in life becomes our understanding until we discover the fact that all of our exterior life lessons are the secret reflections of an undetected interior imbalance in us. These lessons exist - are brought about - to help temper our soul's character.

4. There are superior ways to handle times of discomfort or disappointment that do not include expressing negative emotions.

5. There is nothing we can say to a tornado to make it stop spinning. The same holds true for when and what we should say to people caught in negative states. Usually, if left alone, the storm they are in just fades away because it runs out of mechanical energy.

6. No place we walk can be any more meaningful or Light-filled than our awareness of ourselves in that place.

7. One reason people fear being alone is because they don't understand its purpose. Nothing is wrong with you being alone.

8. Everything that happens to us is a reflection of us.

9. Put your attention on what you want in life, not on what you don't want. Base your aim on spiritual aspiration, not physical ambition

10. Learning to be patient with the process that Spirit foments in us is a big part of learning what we are to do.

11. It is impossible to resist something and learn from it at the same time.

12. Fear is a lie; the same frightened self that seeks rescue secretly confirms its condition as being real with each of its plaintive calls for help.

13. It is impossible to bring an end to any emotional suffering by imagining some new joy. The self that is moved to do this kind of imagining does not understand that some unseen force of sorrow or distress fuels its dream-engine.

14. Real happiness is not an emotional sensation but a spiritual quality.

15. Stick with your wish to know the Truth of yourself and this same Truth will see to it that the experiences you need to better know It will be brought to your door.

(To download this entire e-book please go to
http://www.guyfinley.com/Book_Store/eBooks.php4)
Ponder the following small set of truths until you can see their promise of new ways to empower your wish to be spiritually free. Do this and soon their power will be a part of your newly won freedom.
Guy Finley is Founder and Director of the Life of Learning Foundation, devoted to helping people realize their True Relationship with Life. Guy is the author of over 30 books and audio albums that have sold over a million copies in 15 languages worldwide, and is on the faculty of the Omega Institute, the nation's largest and most trusted holistic education provider. For more information about Guy Finley and Life of Learning call (541) 476-1200 or visit http://www.guyfinley.com.
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World's 10 Largest Car Manufacturers

 

World's 10 Largest Car Manufacturers

World's 10 Largest Car Manufacturers

bullet  Toyota

Toyota Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corporation is the world's largest car manufacturer. It has sold 3,564,105 units in the first half of 2009 compared to 4,815,442 units in the first half of 2008. Though Toyota reported an annual net loss of US$4.4 billion on May 8, 2009, it could still emerge as the world's largest car maker. The Japanese giant has been severely affected by the 2007-2009 financial crises. Toyota ventured into the automobile industry in 1934 with its first product Type A engine. It manufactured in its first passenger car the Toyota AA in 1936. Toyota Motor Corporation was established as an independent and separate company in 1937.

bullet  General Motors

General Motors General Motors was established in 1908 by William C. Durant. It is world's second-largest car maker. General Motors was world's number one car company for consecutive 77 years from 1931 to 2007. Because of the economic conditions, the beleaguered car giant went bankrupt on June 1, 2009. On 10th July 2009, the company emerged from" Chapter 11 bankruptcy" reorganization. In spite of all these, General Motors could sell 3,552,722 units compared to last year's 4,541,125 units.

bullet  Volkswagen

Volkswagen The Volkswagen Group is the world's third largest car maker. It sold 3,100.300 units this year compared to 3,265,200 units of previous years. The Volkswagen Group constitutes the car brands like Audi AG, Bentley Motors Ltd., Automobiles Bugatti SA, Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A., SEAT, Skoda Auto and heavy goods vehicle manufacturer Scania AB. Recently, Porsche has united with the Volkswagen Group. The German luxury car company was founded on May 28, 1937 under the leadership of Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler wanted a "people's car". Volkswagen literally means 'people's car' in German.

bullet  Hyundai-Kia

Hyundai-Kia Hyundai-Kia has emerged as the world's fourth largest car manufacturer. This year Hyundai-Kia jumped up a rank above. The Korean car maker showed global sales for the first half of 2009 at 2,153,000 units. The Indian subsidiary of Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, the Hyundai Motors India, is the country's second largest car manufacturer. The Hyundai Motor Company was founded in 1967. It became the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group when Hyundai Motor Company purchased 51% of South Korea's second-largest car company, Kia Motors in 1998.

bullet  Ford

Ford Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. Presently, it is world's fifth largest car maker with 2,145,000 units of global sales. This year, Hyundai-Kia edged out the mighty Ford of the fourth position. In 2007, Ford fell from second to third-ranked car maker for the first time in 56 years, behind only General Motors and Toyota.

bullet PSA Peugeot-Citroen

PSA Peugeot-Citroen The French car company sold 1,586,900 units in 2009. Last year it showed a sale of 1,844,700 units. The company was formed in 1976 and sells under the Peugeot and Citroen brand names. PSA is the second largest automaker based in Europe.

bullet Honda

Honda The Honda Motor Company secures the seventh place with sales units of 1,586,000 compared to last year's 2,022,00 units. Honda became Japan's second largest car maker in 2001 by superseding Nissan. Moreover, Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines. The company was founded by Soichiro Honda on 24th September 1948. Soichiro Honda dreamed to provide a personal mobility to everyone. The first production car from Honda was the S500 sports car.

bullet Nissan

Nissan Nissan Motors was founded in 1932. It is among the top three Asian car companies. Nissan is in the eight position with 1,545,976 units. Last year it sold 2,013,611 units in the first half. Nissan faced severe financial difficulties in 1999 and entered an alliance with Renault S.A. of France. The Nissan VQ engines, of V6 configuration, have featured among Ward's 10 Best Engines for 14 straight years, since the award's inception.

bullet Suzuki

Suzuki Suzuki Motor Corporation is the ninth largest car manufacturer in the world. The company began as Suzuki Loom Works in 1909 under Michio Suzuki. Suzuki started producing cars in 1955. Maruti Suzuki, the Indian arm of the Japanese car honcho is India's largest car manufacturer. The car company sold 1.152,000 units this year compared to 2008's 1,283,000 units.

bullet Renault

Renault Renault is the world's tenth largest car maker with 1.106.989 units this year. Last year, it sold 1.326,164 units. Renault S.A. is a French carmaker producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks since 1899. The company was formed by Louis Renault, his brothers Marcel and Fernand, and his friends Thomas Evert and Julian Wyer. Renault has joined hands with Nissan on March 27, 1999. The Nissan-Renault Alliance is world's fourth largest car maker if their individual units were taken together. Nissan-Renault Alliance sold 2,652,965 units this year.



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Google Urdu Translation

 

Google Urdu Translation

Click on the link and type the roman urdu in the translation box. It will automatically convert the roman urdu to urdu font.
 
For example, if you type "mujhay urdu likhtay hua bara acha laga" then it will be converted like:مجھے اردو لکھتے ہے برا اچھا لگا
 


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Highlights On The UAE Citizenship And Passport Law


 

Highlights On The UAE Citizenship And Passport Law

This is my poor attempt to translate what is called "UAE Citizenship And Passport Law (1972/17)" with the help of Google translator. I couldn't find any English translation of the law online. I translated the meanings of the articles (or what I understood as the meaning) so it might not be accurate 100%. I didn't post all the articles and some of them are not complete. The complete Arabic version of the law is here. There are no emendation or modification of the law that am aware of.



















There are three ways or types of citizenship, they are either a) by law in cases mentioned in Article 1, b) extension by marriage, c) naturalization in cases mentioned in the remaining articles. It is interesting how in most of the cases that are eligible to acquire the citizenship the article say "may be granted" so there is no such thing as right and its solely up to the related authorities and the fact that they are not entitled to be part of elections, nominations or ministerial positions, which is good in a way from my point of view. Am not sure if they apply that or they simply forgot it now. From what I see, the cases in Articles 1, 2, 3 and 4 are applied indiscriminately. Cases in Articles 5,6,7,8 are applied randomly and rarely. It is pathetic the fact that Article 9 is currently used to naturalize worthless singers and soccer players who added nothing to the country.

I think the law needs to be modernized urgently to tackle the current situation at least. I don't see the point of having an outdated law that isn't even applied in most of the cases. It has a good substance though and should be used as a benchmark for any new citizenship law. Things I'd rather see staying is banning naturalized citizens from nominations and elections for a certain period, like 20 years for example. I don't mind the favorable status for the citizens of Oman, Qatar and Bahrain even though I don't see that coming and I encourage prioritizing Arabs in general. The law should give women the ability to inherit their citizenship to their children with the exception of Emirati women who got the citizenship by extension. Finally, Article 9 is vague so it should state clearly what yeoman services are.

Article 1
Acquiring citizenship by law, extension or by naturalization in accordance with the provisions of the following articles:

Article 2
Is a citizen by virtue of the law:
A- An Arab who maintained his residence in one of the Emirates since 1925 or before.
B- The born in the country or abroad of an Emirati by virtue father.
C- The born in the country or abroad of an Emirati by virtue mother who is not attributed legally to a father.
D- The born in the country of unknown parents

Article 3
The marriage of a foreign woman to an Emirati doesn't entitle her to the citizenship unless announced otherwise by the ministry of interior and was married for three years from declaring the wish to get the citizenship and required to give up her original citizenship.

Article 4
The wife who acquired the citizenship by extension may keep the UAE citizenship if her husband died except the following cases:
A- Married a foreign national.
B- Returning back to her original citizenship or acquiring a new citizenship.

Article 5
May be granted the citizenship of the following categories:
A- Arab of Oman, Qatar or Bahrain if stayed continuously and legally for no less than three years and have a legitimate way of living, have a good character and not convicted of a crime involving honesty and morality.
B- Members of Arab tribes who migrated from neighboring countries to the country and lived in the county legally and continuously for at least three years.

Article 6
May be granted the citizenship any Arab if they resided continuously and legally in the United Arab Emirates for no less than seven years and have a legitimate way of living, have a good character and not convicted of a crime involving honesty and morality.

Article 7
May be granted the citizenship any person if they resided continuously and legally in the United Arab Emirates since 1940 or earlier and maintained his residency there and have a legitimate way of living, have a good character, not convicted of a crime involving honesty and morality and good in Arabic.

Article 8
May be granted the citizenship any person other than those mentioned in Articles 5 and 6 if they resided continuously and legally in the United Arab Emirates for no less than thirty years, twenty of them after issuing this law and have a legitimate way of living, have a good character, not convicted of a crime involving honesty and morality and good in Arabic.

Article 9
May be granted the citizenship anyone who has done yeoman services for the country without adhering to the number of years stated in the previous articles.

Article 13
Not be those who gain the citizenship by naturalization in accordance with Articles 5,6,7,8,9 and 10 the right of nomination, election or appointment in any representative bodies or ministerial positions and excluded from the provisions of this article citizens of Oman, Qatar or Bahrain after seven years of acquiring the citizenship.

Top 10 Most expensive Mouse


 

Top 10 Most expensive Mouse



1-SpacePilot Pro 3D navigation mouse
3Dconnexions SpacePilot Pro 3D mouse was nearly is a dream mouse. This 3D mouse is designed to provide freedom in design work and for comfort in handling and 3D applications. The mouse design is also gelled perfect for advanced MCAD Navigation that's well supported by the intelligent function keys. The game-pad styled mice with soft-coated wrist rest, houses fully customizable five dual-function keys that access both primary and secondary functions. SpacePilot Pro adorns a color LCD to display function key assignments with direct access to MS Outlook mail, calendar and other task list, allowing the user to use the important applications and gain important information without many hassles. To be made available with compatible drivers for Windows XP, Vista, Linux and Solaris 8 and 10, the anti-Mac SpacePilot Pro would ship for $499.

The Orbita Mouse is the world's first wireless 3-axis mouse for a wide variety of chores, and a unique cylindrical design with a jog wheel for horizontal scrolling. With a resolution of 800DPI, the Orbita is a fully integrated intuitive and ergonomic control center. Using its ability to rotate from left to right to scroll, instead of the vertical up and down scrolling, the wireless cylindrical mouse is an incredible make, touting of 2.4GHz zero lag wireless communication. Given the quick and precise scrolling capability, with zoom and low cost jog, the mouse can help you scroll through documents more easily and in an improved manner. Integrated with a compass for 3D movement, it will control both 3 dimensional and general applications along with providing media editing facility. Embedded with Mac and PC compatibility, the Orbita comes tagged with a USB charging base.

3-Steampunk Paradox Mouse
Paradox Mouse is a piece of genus from Daniel Pon. Groomed in the magnificence of brass, bolts, gears, wood and vintage typewriter keys, there isn't really anything that lags in its contribution to supplement to the making of a mouse, intended to go along the modded keyboard and monitor. Shaped to mimic the a real mouse itself, Pon has carved the Paradox Mouse in LEDs with extra peripherals like a mouse skull, spine and shoulder blades, but all so efficiently embedded. Pon has a perfect custom mouse pad made to go with the insane mouse.

4-AirMouse
To lure the vulnerable consumers and other who're fed up with the orthodox styled mice and the trouble associated with them, a Canadian firm, Deanmark Ltd has introduced the AirMouse – that can be worn like a glove. Equipped with optical tracking laser, that last for a week on single charge, the mouse has been clinically tested to work by aligning itself with the user's hand and wrist ligaments to keep the hand in a neutral position, thus minimizing the excessive force required to function by the ordinary styled mice. Because, the AirMouse makes hand movement more easy and swift, it also enhances upon the user's mousing speed and accuracy.

Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mouse is created by the geniuses at Mad Catz. Uniform in design but realistically outrageous in general with all those buttons and knobs all around its body, the sleek and black mice would be made available for our gaming desires sometime this spring. In case the gamer in you is confused with how comfy these are, it'll be fitting to snatch words from the maker's mouth and give to you as "most comfortable gaming mice you'll ever use." The Mad Catz USB powered Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mouse offering 3200 dpi laser, to 5600 dpi laser fully adjustable, programmable technology would be available on four versions ranging from $50 to $130.


6-Optical Mouse with LEDs
This USB mouse with integrated LEDs and fan to cool your palm is the only mouse flaunting its own remote. The mouse offers standard 800pdi optical tracking, but to its novelty, with the remote to input messages of up to 12 characters it enjoys the basic diversity of sorts. If you are one of those busy souls who spend hours at the PC, the best feature of the mouse that you'll cherish would be the fans over the LEDs that'll keep blowing out air to keep your busy hand sweat-free, all for about $21 in Japan. 7-Ultra Slim Mouse Christened the MA-BTCARD, this ultra slim optical mouse is no burden to your mobility, it wouldn't occupy any space in your already cramped laptop bag. MA-BTCARD fits perfectly into the TypeII PC card slot in your notebook. The mouse is Bluetooth enabled, doing away with the wire ruckus, charging too isn't a snag – it can be charged in the PC slot itself and costs only $107.

8-Apple's Mighty Mouse
Apple's Mighty Mouse turns its back on the traditional scroll wheel and is equipped with a scroll area that gives the user control of the cursor movements merely by the change of the hand's posture. Minus buttons, the new mouse results in lesser hand strain for the user and has the added bonus of appearing translucent, sleek and stylish. The Mighty Mouse can provide audio feedback to the user concerning the rate at which the finger is moved over the active area. The area may also have haptic-like feedback features, which allow users to define the boundary of active surface area.

9-USB Wireless Finger Mouse

At the first look the wireless mouse that would fit onto the finger and had to be operated with the thumb brought apprehensions of straining the finger muscles, but the manufacturers of this wireless finger mouse assures us that this mouse is ergonomically designed. The USB Wireless Finger Mouse will reduce the desk space, anyway with laptops becoming thinner and touchscreen tablet PCs making their appearances the problem of space has already been solved. Nonetheless, a Wireless Finger Mouse could come handy with a continued usage time of 14 hours, 170 days of stand by time and capability of working from a 15meters distance. It has a built-in lithium-ion battery that takes 2 hours to be recharged. If you can support a 25g mouse on your finger that is heavier than any large ring on your finger then you can go for this mouse.

10-Mouser mouse
A unification of constructive technology and valuable construction, this computer mouse attracts the geek considering the multifaceted, comfortable and pleasant build we have in offer in this near original instrument. Designed by Andrey Chirkov, the mouser mouse is made in two materials with different qualities and texture. The pliable wood gives the mouse an artist retro look while the hard metallic frame used for the buttons gets it back to the modern manifestation. The buttons seems to be hanging in mid air, as the flowing form of the wood only helps the metal finish rest on the skillful body, while the original construction of the rolling wheel adds to the finishing details of the splendor



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