That way I could witness at first hand the results of the lawlessness and insecurity which rule this city, outweighing in most Iraqi eyes the benefits of the six month old American occupation.Up until 2200 it looked as though it was going to be a quiet evening for the Yarmouk 50 admissions, one dead on arrival and only a few critical cases.Then suddenly the whole ward filled with shocked humanity and crumpled, bloodied bodies.We arrived at 1700 to find four beds occupied in the emergency ward including a couple of kids who had hurt themselves falling over and Salam Ali Hussein, who had been the victim of an attempted carjacking.Mr Hussein had been passing through the Karada district when four men rushed up to his car, one of whom sprayed pepper spray, or CS, into his face.He held onto the wheel and received a head injury in the ensuing struggle. Some people from the neighbourhood then chased the thieves away.At 1715 the first new admission comes in (Patient 1) Adhib Abdul Hamid who has been hit by an AK47 bullet in his left shoulder.The shot must have been fired into the air some distance away perhaps during a wedding party and Mr Abdul Hamid wasunlucky enough to be standing in his doorway when the bullet landed there.Patient 3 arrives 10 minutes later with an identical wound in his right shoulder this time the unfortunate recipient is 13 year old Hussein Kadhim, who had been out in the street playing football.At 1750, Muyyad Nijm (Patient 8) is brought in with a bullet in his back. Of the three he is the only one whom doctors are able to treat in the emergency unit as the bullet is near the surface.
Moroccans, though most are devout Muslims, seem to do all of the above. Hashish is quite common in Morocco, and it’s easy to get alcohol at many bars despite the Muslim stricture against it. In bigger cities, like Casablanca or Marrakech, you can find bars and nightclubs where they like to party until the wee hours..
The Cantor does hand out some very old technology: packages of colored pencils and sketching paper for students and families. “You can walk through our museum at any point and there’s some kid lying on the floor looking at a work of art and drawing,” Wolf says. “And there’s no better way to experience art than to really be active in looking.”.
Another thing is when I go for a run after vaping my lungs feel tight and I feel out of breath quicker. This doesn’t happen when I smoke before I run. Vapor is known to be hot and dry. The Syro Malabar faith is part of my identity. It affects the food I eat, the jewelry my mother wears, the holidays my family celebrates. There’s something present at this altar that is neither European Catholicism nor Indian in any way Westerners can identify.