Sunday, October 29, 2006

My Apology

Due to other committments I have been away from the Blog.I will be back soon!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Words of Wisdom from a Departing Non-EU doctor

So you have read the article in Medicine Weekly and wants to know more .Fine read the previous posts to define certain things I wrote in my article.But you need to be proactive and and to ask the right questions:is it true that rasicm is common in Ireland among the medics?if common how common? what is the contribution of non-eu doctors to Medicine in ireland?do they deserve a protected and specialized training or they are OK with the EUROS they get and their countries don't need specialization any way as they are (and will be) third world countries? assume one morning all non-eu doctors took time off how is the Health system will run?? and more questions and answers are welcome.........

Saturday, June 24, 2006

From Sudan with Love

Unplanned trip home.Arrived at 6 pm,temp 38C.I stayed in the capital khartoum first night.I walked into an old acquaitance of mine(He is originally from Darfur,went into Big business with good connections with China and things re so fine that his family moved to live in London when he is travelling looking after business.). I met him last night and he wanted his son to come to Ireland for training as his son just finished medical training in China.When I offered him an academic opinion about how to and the requirements he interrupted me to tell his son is going there for good " You know he is going to tell them that he is from Darfur and things will be fine as a friend told him"-This what he said to me.....................And I couldn't say more than OK that is fine!!!!! .I felt as if I had never belonged to Sudan.Another Holocaust story for sale.As if we never lived together as Sudanese ( Sudanese= Sudanese.There is no actual sub nations,Arabs,africans,..etc.There are tribes though and the worst are the political tribes and the business tribes.AKA some of the so called African Darfur tribes belonged to this current goverment and when things didn't work they remembered they are different and decided that they are Africans....I do admit alot of the poor and humble Darforians are victims of the goverment( and who isn't? You need some connections with some body on the far side of the World to adopt your cause for whatever reason:to bring civilization,GOD,business or to save the Dying Africans and hee you go.).Read This Link which gives some insight to the conflict.Further reference will follow
Khartoum is not the same city I knew from before,there is a hell of China City without the Chinese.Chinese products swamped the city (including the good,the bad and the harmfull stuff) and money is generated for some of the new Sudanese Rich (who are very very few as most of the people are poor and some money is being lodged in the real China banks.
One amazing commodity is MOBILES ,shops of all types of accessories and types of products and aren't we all talking.As least we don't have any excuse that we could miss any news in the world.In sudan we like "missed calls" it is the best method to save many i.e you get somebody to satify your need to chat and you get him/her to pay???(a definition of a miss call aka missed call is when you try to to answer the caller will hang up to get you to call back).

and the DSL is there so alot of people are on the web cam and the messenger and LOVE is on the air!!!!

25.06.2006 Khartoum

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sharing Some Snapshots of my Personal Journey(1)

(See letter to the editor in Medicine Weekly 12.7.2006)

I will share with you some snap shots of my personal journey.My failures should guide you to avoid my mistakes and hence perfom better .You are going also to find out that you may see the" Empire naked" but you can't say any thing and rather have to praise his nice dress (That will be your personal choice.I once decided to tell his highness that he was naked and I ended up be told that I was "naive and I should be "cute" and do it the "Irish way" AKA lie and praise His Highness,....... it is a long story will come to it).

  1. Non Sleepers Force (NSF= National Service For all).It is the group of Non-Eu doctors running the doctor on call service in Ireland.I had experience with three of such locum agencies the majority of thier staff are Non-Eu who provide all the care needed for sean and Mary 24/7 .I suggest somebody to look at the service provided by such great doctors ,providing the quick care and continuous care for patients.NB Even if the patient lands on an A&E who wil see them first?another question to answer.
  2. The Bell Curve and how it affects you:it is a book trying to explain the difference in performance between the The White Americans and Non white americans based on racial difference of intelligence .It says if you are black American your best is not good enough compared with a white mate? see review of the book here or you can read about Race and Intelligence here .Have aread and tell us what you think.
  3. The microcephalin and the ASPM genes: Prof Lahn had written some work & other papers about those genes he relates to the development and the size of the brain.thwe bad news is THAT THE AFRICANS AND SOME OTHER ASIANS lack those genes??
  4. The Jargon of belonging to the Irish (how to get naturalized=citizenized):See other posts in my blog.
  5. Review the Books mentioned in the Article: will follow

How "Natural " can a foreigner get? (1)

When a foreigner lands in Ireland and decides to stay ,he or she is supposed to go through a” Naturalization" process. I will look at this from a personal perspective in my future posts.

Naturalization: (From
The noun naturalization has 4 meanings:
1: the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
2: the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
3: the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
4: changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers’ phonology

Whereas Wikipedia has more interesting information here

• Denaturalization:
Philosopher Giorgio Agamben, who wrote Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power or Bare Life (1998), underlined the various denaturalization laws passed after World War I by most European countries:"It is important to note that starting with the period of World War I, many European states began to introduce laws which permitted their own citizens to be denaturalized and denationalized. The first was France, in 1915, with regard to naturalized citizens of "enemy" origins; in 1922 the example was followed by Belgium, which revoked the naturalization of citizens who had committed "anti-national" acts during the war; in 1926 the Fascist regime in Italy passed a similar law concerning citizens who had shown themselves to be "unworthy of Italian citizenship"; in 1933 it was Austria's turn, and so forth, until in 1935 the Nuremberg Laws divided German citizens into full citizens and citizens without political rights. These laws - and the mass statelessness that resulted - mark a decisive turning point in the life of the modern nation-state and its definitive emancipation from the naive notions of "people" and "citizen."

Citizenize : (I is an interesting verb it looks like it has been replaced by naturalize although it is more accurate.See coming post)

v.b;To make a citizen; to admit to the rights and privileges of a citizen.
citizenize was used and explained by Senator Young, of Illinois, in the Senate on February 1, 1841, and he gave Noah Webster as authority for it

• Decetizenize:
We have no law -- as the French have -- to decitizenize a citizen. --Edw. Bates

Found in 4 dictionaries
2. Online Plain Text English Dictionary
3. Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition
4. Multi-Lingual Dictionary

Sunday, June 18, 2006

When Mary met B.Paddy (from My Diary)

I took the train from Belfast to Dublin.The journey was interesting, but was really amazing when B.Paddy ( a Black Paddy working as inspector in the train ) met Mary (an elderly REAL Irish sitting with her husband).As routine inspection of all travelers Mr B.Paddy asked the couple to show him their tickets and they had only one ticket.He asked for the second ticket but they said as the husband holds a free pass they got only one ticket .He informed them that they need another ticket and he gave them a form to fill in and would give them the second ticket.It looked OK to me .but as Mr B.Paddy left the couple ,the wife was so angry that a Black Paddy will ask them for the second ticket and that it never happened to them before.The husband looked wiser and wanted to fill in the form but Mary took it from him and after started writing ,she said " I wish I wrote it in Irish" .Then I got interested as it looked like there is a problem that a Black Paddy had asked for the ticket and started thinking about David Mc Williams' book "The Pope's Children" ,who as potential leaders of the Irish society will have difficulty to read Irish if Mary wrote her form in Irish .While I was thinking I came back to reality when she said to her husband " They come from where ever they come to take the jobs of our kids" -referring to the Black Paddy- and that "he is just being difficult ,and thank God he is not paying the cost of the ticket"-As an actual employee ,I believe Mr B.Paddy pays all his duties some of which goes to the social services which contribute to the care of REAL elderly Irish citizens - and she kept on and on and on about this B.Paddy ending by advising her husband to leave the form on the desk and not to hand it over to such a guy-the poor hard working B.Paddy who would have thought that he is NATURAL enough to be accepted as a member of the society ,but is he?.

I know it is difficult and wrong to generalize from Mary's behaviour and to say it is what every other REAL Mary or REAL Paddy would do.But we need to ask the question why did it happen? whose duty is it to inform Mary of this gentleman's contribution to the society?many other questions came to mind and many other anecdotes came to mind but thank God we arrived at Connolly station and I had to get the Luas to where I live.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Gardi and Ireland's Diversity

The upcoming campaign by the gardai to recruit ethnic minorities into the force is to be commended. It is about time a major State employer such as the gardai recognised the importance of reflecting Ireland's increasing diversity within its structures.Metro eireann hopes that other State employers, such as the Defence Forces, will follow suit sooner rather than later.It is also vital for the Public Appointments Service to target migrants with information about public jobs which are available. This does not mean giving them preference over native Irish people. It simply means recognising that application details and entry requirements will be more alien to those who have not grown up in Ireland.The time is right for the gardai to step up its anti-racism training at the garda training college in Templemore, Co Tipperary. Metro eireann understands that current anti-racism education for trainee gardai is a tiny fraction of their overall preparation for life in the force.Now that native gardai will be working alongside ethnic gardai, it is crucial that gardai are as informed as possible about different cultures – and this certainly includes educating ethnic gardai about Irish mannerisms, customs and even 'slang', which they will actually need to know in order to carry out some of their duties. At press time, metro eireann had not been informed of any plans to tailor training for minorities in areas where they may be lacking, nor has there been any indication yet that anti-racism training will be increased.The gardai must also plan for a number of issues which will stem from the recruitment of minorities. These issues will include uniform requirements for minorities such as members of the Sikh religion, updating and expanding its equality policy, and having a system in place which helps ensure racism doesn't play a part in promotion and deployment of ethnic officers.The gardai have taken an important step, and we will watchdevelopments with interest over the coming months and years.
The artcile was taken from

Monday, June 12, 2006


: Catherine Doherty/John Thompson
ISBN No: 340856300
Publisher: Hodder

This book is an interesting read .It consists fo eleven chapters ,well written and streamlined.Chapter one is"Everyone can be aleader" while chapter two is introduction to Leadership styles;you can use different styles in different situations.Read this chapter twice ,it is fantastic.All leaders need to know what they want to achieve,plan it,unlock their thinking and communication abilities and have values and beliefs.Then a leader should interact as a leader with powerfull communication.A leader needs to balance life and work and be his best.
There is a progress chart at the end of each chapter which is usefull .Still you need to have the book on your desk as it is a quick refernce.
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