Monday, June 30, 2008

DEEP THROAT ON THE LATEST RUMORS

Rumors has it anwar knew about the double agent in his midst’s, a one saiful buhari.

Story has it, that this double agent was used by PKR to pass worthless shit to his umno handlers . the games spy’s play…. Spread misinformation. But apparently the double agent saw that he was being used and thus he took “revenge”, an unexpected move which caught the pkr camp flat footed.

Now coming back to the day that the unholy event took place. Yes anwar was in the said location at time the alleged soto mee took place. The double agent knew fully well about this, because he is anwar’s PA. but what the market is saying, while infact its true anwar was there, but what took place during the alleged time was not the remaking of soto mee, but a very highly clandestine meeting was taking place. Yes a meeting of 4 umno mp’s were there, in a meeting with Dsai.

But now the soto mee case seems a non starter if this rumor is true?. But will those 4 umno mp’s back this rumor ?. now that’s the interesting question. If they do, the backlash may be more then they can handle. So its being like between a hard rock and the devil.

So lets wait and see what else deep throat throws out for the rumor mills.

On another note, that youth leader who recently jumped from PKR to umno, what was his name ? Ezam or something like that, apparently got worried that fingers will pointing at him for this turn of events, and rumors has it that his fingers are needing medical attention, due to long hours spent on sending out SMS to deny any involvement. And if I remember correctly, this guy did promise some surprise to be brought out soon about anwar. I wonder this is it or was it something else. Well this another tangent to the current on going soto mee saga….so lets wait it out. ….cheers

ANWAR LEAVES TURKISH EMBASSY

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Monday left the Turkish embassy in Kuala Lumpur where he took refuge after being hit with sodomy accusations, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Anwar, 60, was accompanied by his wife and daughter as he left the mission where he fled on Sunday saying he feared a government assassination attempt, and insisting the government must guarantee his safety.

"There's no talk of arrest, we will probably take him to his house. The home minister and deputy prime minister have given assurances for his safety. We take that assurance," his lawyer Sankara Nair told AFP…cna

THE ART OF WAR ,ANWAR AND HITLER?


Have you heard of the term physiological warfare. Its been flying around of late in our boleh land.

Everything from mp’s doing the katak dance to sabah threats of no vote of confidence to RPK’s sd is all can be loosely termed as the battle of the minds, played by power brokers.

So coming back to the topic “ what has Hitler got to with anwar?”. Physical, well noting, but physiologically , ah! That’s where its get interesting!. Remember the the two ‘Z’ symbol, the swastika!. It’s a dreaded symbol.

Just paint this symbol in a jews neighborhood, and the reaction will be disastrous. Just a mere symbol can bring back memories of untold misery and death and hardship. The psychological damage which was done in world war 11 has cemented the memories of death and extinction on the jews, world over, you cannot erase that memory no matter how many generations. So a little symbol of the swastika spooks even the modern day jews.

Now the word sodomy is anwar’s swastika!. Imagine the mental agony and misery he went through during the 1998!. Physically your body will forget the pains that it went through during that hardtimes. But you brain and your memory never lets you forget.

His enemies are well versed in this art of “physiological warfare “. How else to spook a target that seems untouchable. Yes play with his mind. That’s whats happening, and no matter how strong one can be, using the swastika method can put a strain on a man.

So lets assume , a plan was set up and all the pawns were inplace just before the elections. Then when the time is right you call for checkmate, bring out your poison pawn and make a police report, knowing fully well that the this will create a storm and divert all Malaysians away from the current issues. And guess what, that whats happening now! Everything else seems secondary now.

Latest news is Anwar has gone into hiding , allegedly from a death threat!. You see no matter how strong you are , even if you are hundred percent innocent , your mind just lets you down, because of the “swastika sodomy” ! so anwar needs time to recover from this latest smear campaign, let his mind come to terms first, only then he can fight back.

In the mean time I hope all those close to him will give their undivided loyalty and bring back the men , that we know as the DSAI……cheers.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY?


one bitten twice shy , so said the wise men of the east! so how to bring down two birds with one stone? divert, disinform then destroy. will we fall into this well traveled road again? will the infamous mattress be walking into the courts again. anyway the rpk saga has dropped from the top ten charts to 2nd rank and the brand new single to jump to top will no doubt be:

" PLAY IT AGAIN SAM"

and the drama minggu ini has one famous actor none other anwar , and an unknown, the up and coming drop out a one Saiful bukhari azlan (photo). a 23 yr old who could not make the grade and turned up as a PA to anwar.
the plot and the story seems to be cut and paste from a former story in 1998. will it be box office hit, well hold on to your hats and lets watch as the story unfolds. desperate times need desperate measures. best defense is offense . so anwar please fast forward your sep 16 dateline, as the people you playing with have no shame and will do anything...cheers

MASTER PLAN FOR DISINFORMATION?

Within a span of 2 weeks things have started boiling again in Malaysian politics!

When you are at ground level you see the puzzles in bits and pieces. Lets leave the ground and move up a few levels to have a birds eye view of whats happening.

Sabah, Sarawak threatening to pull out of BN

Rpk’s statutory declaration

Anwar’s new sodomy allegation

If you notice carefully, each event was let loose a week apart. Whats the purpose?

I would say to create disinformation and confusion. As majority of Malaysians tend to believe what is said in the MSM, internet, radio and sms, you keep the rumor mill going and distract people from the actual or more important events.

You see the fuel price increase has done a lot of damage and everybody was up in arms screaming their heads off. But with the timed and calculated release of this true or fabricated events, has successfully diverted all out thoughts to something else.

Nobody is talking about price increase anymore, as we have new juicy stories to talk about. Nobody is pressing PM to step down anymore (except for one DR that I know of).

You see we are like sheep going a stray. We follow the lead sheep. Were he goes all will follow. Look at the papers, blogs, emails and the rest of information media. Everybody talks of the latest sensations . take a look at all the blogs and msm, its all about anwar and his sodomy allegation.

Where are the voices that cry out for lowering prices?...none to be heard anymore

Where are the voices that cry for PM to step down? .. none to be heard anymore.

The masterminds of this disinformation have successfully diverted our focus to their trap and we have let ourselves to be diverted.

BN has successfully diverted its shortcomings and the rakyat are on a wild goose chase.

My hope is you and I can keep the focus on creating a better Malaysia for every one of us and steer our energies and time to this event. Lets not be sidetracked into the games people play for self preservation. Lets continue to speak up against policies and laws which are harmful to the rakyat, and continue to pressure the government to correct all the flaws in the system, namely the judiciary, corruption, police, aca, civil service and cronyism.

So keep an eye on the macro and disregard the micro. And let not the masters of disinformation pull the wool over your eyes……cheers!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

RPK IS BEING SUED $1 MILLION?



I COPIED THIS FROM BARKINGMAGPIE BLOG. CANNOT SAY ITS ORIGINAL OR FABRICATION? BUT LEAVE IT TO YOU TO DECIDE.
























PAY CUT FOR GOING TO TOILET?

Times are really hard these days! What with fuel, food, and what not going up and up, there never seems to be any good news for us the workers!. Everything going up but not our pay. So what do we do?, yes the only thing that we as fixed waged earners is to cut unnecessary spending and divert our limited resources to more urgent and important needs.

But does it help when employers also start trimming corners to maximize their profitability, and end up eating into our pay packet?. In an absurd factory in the much so called first world country of England, that’s whats happening. Read on…

LONDON (Reuters) - A meat company “Brown Brothers” has been forcing its employees to clock-off every time they want to go to the toilet, and clock-in when they return. And the time spent in the toilet was deducted from their pay? … times must be really hard for this company!

The workers trade union has objected, saying :

"It's outrageous that in 2008 workers should have to endure the indignity of clocking out for toilet breaks as well as other practices which we believe invade their privacy."

"Brown Brothers have refused to change its policy, but the union is demanding that Tesco the UK's largest retailer ensures decent employment standards within its supply chain."

"The workers at Brown Brothers are essentially having their pay stopped for going to the toilet. Tesco must do everything in its power to investigate these practices and put an end to them."

Nobody was immediately available for comment from Brown Brothers.

Hey, I just got a brainstorm. The idea may not be that bad afterall. May the BN government implement this plus also coffee breaks and all other breaks on all its civil servants, starting at the cabinet level!. clock out- clock-in on every break!

Work productivity may improve, with less cost to the public! Pls tell me, should I email this sleeping Buddha?...cheers

STUDENT PRANK REVEALED AFTER 50 YEARS!

It is said to be the ingenious student prank of all time.

In June 1958, Cambridge students awoke to see a car perched at the apex of an inaccessible rooftop on one of their campus buildings, looking as if it were driving across the skyline.

The spectacle made headlines around the world and left police, firefighters and civil defence units battling for nearly a week to hoist the vehicle back down before giving up and taking it down by cutting it to pieces with blowtorches.

The shadowy group of engineering students who executed the stunt were never identified and the mystery of how they did it has baffled successive undergraduates and provided fodder for countless tourist guides.

Now, 50 years on, the group have reunited to disclose their identities and reveal how they winched an Austin Seven to the top of the university's 70ft-high Senate House.

At an anniversary dinner this month, ringleader Peter Davey revealed he had hatched the plan while staying in rooms at Gonville and Caius College overlooking the Senate House roof.

He felt the expanse of roof 'cried out' to be made more interesting and decided a car would do the trick, recruiting 11 others to help realise his plan.

The group chose the May Bumps week, when any passers-by were likely to be drunken rowers celebrating after their races.

After finding a clapped-out Austin Seven, the group had to tow it through Cambridge to a parking space near Senate House but hit on the idea of sticking signs on it advertising a May ball to explain its presence.

Mr Davey, now 72, the leader of the pack, said a ground party manoeuvred the car into position while a lifting party on the Senate House roof hoisted it up using an A-shaped crane constructed from scaffolding poles and steel rope. It took all our engineering skills and knowledge and lessons learnt in the classrooms were put to good use. Remember that that was the 1950’s, no modern machinery, all the equipments used were manually constructed at night and calculated to precision and the job was carried out successfully.

The next day the bizarre sight enthralled crowds of onlookers as attempts by the authorities to construct a crane to hoist it back down failed.

The best part of this story , was when I read how the Dean of Cambridge then, reacted to the whole affair.

“The then Dean of Caius, the late Rev Hugh Montefiore, had an inkling who was responsible and sent a congratulatory case of champagne to their staircase, while maintaining in public he knew nothing of the culprits.”

You see their mindset! The Dean acknowledged their talents and even rewarded them. If this were to happen in our bolehland, guess what? It would have been a police case and the talented culprits would have been sent to jail!

Unsurprisingly given their inventiveness, many of the group went on to enjoy illustrious careers - and Cambridge officials said the ' renegades' had turned into generous benefactors of the college.

Extract from dailymail.

Friday, June 27, 2008

IS NAJIB GETTING IMPATIENT?

Something was out of the ordinary today. After a high power supreme council meeting today our DPM said something today that can mean anything from a to z to so many people!
when asked by reporter if he would contest the party's top post in december, he gave a shocker.
instead of the usual he will standby our sleeping buddha, he said " i will make a decision when the time comes".

did you see that phase " i will make a decision"
looks like our DPM has lost his patiences and moving his gear up one notch. this maybe the signal his supporters are waiting for to start the take over.

PM as usual will be still building castles in the air about his chances come december, and the carpet may just be swept of his feet will he is still waking up from his slumber.

things have got a little hot after the infamous RPK sd made a dent on the DMP and mrs. i'm just wondering why still no defamation suit? maybe because of this our DPM may have decided to shoot for the moon, before it comes tumbling down.

there is talk in the ground that a possible tie up with muhyiddin and dpm to challenge PM. but don't rule out razaleigh and anwar in the equation. at the rate things are moving don't be surprise, when you wake up tomorrow, we have a new government and a new PM.

so sleep easy and wait for the germany and spain results first on sunday, then on monday we will see what new developments will come out of our DPM brave new statement! " i will make a decision"

Thursday, June 26, 2008

GOOD TO KNOW STUFFS

With all the mid term budget speech and the talk of helping the poor is good, but will it reach the intended recipients or will it be end up in bolehland? Don’t despair, relax, tomorrow is another day to fight.

In the meantime take a break and chill out and impress you friends and family with this good to know knowledge.

1) In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'

2) Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled 'G entlemen

O nly...L adies F orbidden'...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

3) The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

4) It is impossible to lick your elbow.

5) If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter 'A'? Meaning spell , one, two three, four….. until you come to a number with the letter ‘a” in it. Would you believe me if I told you , it will take a long count before you reach it. 0 to 999 does not have any letter ‘a’ in it! Thousand is the first in the number series with a ‘a’ in it.

6) The only food that does not spoil is ‘Honey’

Footnote: at least 95% of people who read this will have tried to lick their elbow!

Yours truly included……..cheers

PAYBACK TIME TO TELEMARKETERS!

Do you get irritated by telemarketers?. It just amazes me to find my telephone number floating around these telemarketers phonebooks. The number of calls I receive about new products and bank loans sometimes drives me up the wall. But being me, I find it hard to be rude , I just listen and then come up with an excuse to say no. Is there an easy and more professional way to say no without being rude, as I am aware these people like me are also trying to earn a living. I was reading these article about ways to make the telemarketers give up on you. I doubt I have the balls to do it, but if it helps you why not give it a try!

1) If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could use it. Ask, "How long can I keep it? Do I have to ever pay it back, or is it like that other money I borrowed before my bankruptcy?"

2) If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "I'm so glad you asked, because no one seems to care these days and I have all these problems, my colon is acting up again, my rectum is sore, my pet rock just died." When they try to get back to the sales process, just keep talking about your problems. if they persist - ask them why they don't care.

3) If the person says he's Joe Shmoe from the Acme Company, ask him to spell his name, then ask him to spell the company name, then ask for his address. Ask for landmarks. Continue asking questions about the company for as long as necessary.

4) This one works better if you are male: Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Jessica , with Roger Dodd Services.. You: "Hang on a second." (few seconds pause) "Okay, (in a really husky voice) what are you wearing?"

5) Tell the telemarketer you are busy and if they will give you their phone number you will call them back. If they say they are not allowed to give out their number, then ask them for their home number and tell them you will call them at home. If the sales person says, "Well, I don't really want to get a call at home," say, "Ya! Now you know how I feel," and slam the phone!

...cheers

DON’T MESS WITH YOUR WIFE!

My darling wife sent me this little story. I do not know if it’s a warning of some sort or is she trying to tell me something. So guys out there if ever you make a wish better think twice ….cheers

A married couple in their early 60s was celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant.

Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table.

She said, "For being such an exemplary married couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish."

The wife answered, "Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband."

The fairy waved her magic wand and - poof! - two tickets for the Queen Mary II appeared in her hands.

The husband thought for a moment: "Well, this is all very romantic, but an opportunity like this will never come again. I'm sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me."

The wife, and the fairy, were deeply disappointed, but a wish is a wish. So the fairy waved her magic wand and poof!...the husband became 92 years old.

The moral of this story:
Men who are ungrateful bastards should remember fairies are female.....

SAUDI ARREST TERRORIST

RIYADH : OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia has arrested 701 Islamists in the past six months on suspicion of plotting attacks on oil industry installations, the interior ministry announced on Wednesday.

The ministry did not give the nationalities of those arrested but stressed that the masterminds lived abroad and were recruiting foreigners - among them Muslim pilgrims from around the Islamic world - to carry out attacks.

"Chiefs of the sedition abroad have engaged in recruiting nationals in Asian and African countries to carry out operations in Saudi Arabia, taking advantage of the facilities granted to the Muslim faithful to come to Mecca for the annual pilgrimage or to do the omra," or minor pilgrimage, the official said.

"The cells that have been broken up which were run from abroad were primarily targeting economic targets in the country," which is the world's second-largest oil producer and its largest exporter.

A message purportedly sent to the cell's chief by Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri called for militants to collect money and promised to send jihadists (holy warriors) from "Iraq, Afghanistan and North Africa to attack oil installations and the security forces.

Without giving details, the official said the cell had begun planning an attack on "an oil site and a security target with car bombs."

The kingdom has been battling suspected Al-Qaeda militants since they launched a wave of shootings and bombings, many targeting Westerners, in May 2003.

With the current oil problems facing the world, I just cannot imagine if these people were successful in carrying out the threats. The oil industry will come to a stand still and that’s the end of you and me. Recession will set in and most of us will be out of jobs. So pray hard my friends, that none of this will happen and hope that we will not have to endure hardship just because a few groups of people think otherwise…..cheers

Extract from can/afp/ms

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

THE RPK SAGA

After 1 week of deafening silence , our PM and DPM finally came out with a statement to counter the RPK SD.

Pm said, he does not believe his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor are involved in the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu. The SD is incorrect., and what he (Raja Petra) did is unacceptable. What he said is not right.

Dpm said its “total lies, fabrication and total garbage,” and a “desperate and pathetic attempt to discredit and taint my political image.”

Am I just the only one or are you also seeing something in the statement made by PM?

Looks like its very guarded and more on the cautious side. Don’t you think so? Words like, does not believe, incorrect, not right. I maybe wrong for barking at the wrong tree, but I see no commitments there in our PM. Maybe for a change he is enjoying being out of the spot light for little while. So whats wrong to have a short space to breath even for the wrong reasons.

I would assume he would have come down hard on RPK. A defamation suit at the very least, or is that the next course of action. The law of motion dictates that the pendulum swings in both direction. For RPK to come up with such an explosive SD, there must be some backing?

Many are wondering who the deep throat is , the unknown little bird who told all to RPK?...

If it concerns DPM, then my wild educated guess will be his political rivals. Take your pick:

Mahayuddin?

Razak baginda’s wife?

Razak baginda’s father?

Army intelligence ?

Kairail J?

Anwar?

Tengku razali?

Altanuya’s ghost?

I find it difficult to believe that the whole thing is a hoax. RPK will not hang himself for noting. So whats next?

Hopefully RPK has his trump card all locked up for safe keeping. What that is and how it will be brought out is the bomb that will make the c4 explosion like childplay! So till then, clink on to your chairs ……cheers

A GOOD DEED DESERVES ANOTHER

I did not know whether to laugh or cry after reading this true story, there is a lesson to be learnt here but I could not find it. Maybe you can. It’s a cut and paste . read on…

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it.

As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
Twenty years later, Mbembe was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.

Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mbembe' s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

HANDS ON JOURNALIST!


I just cannot imagine to what lengths people go to become famous?

A journalist named Vlado Taneski in Macedonia just did that. He had people on a cliff hanger on his reports and in-depth investigative reports about the cases of four women, three murdered and one missing in the town of Kicevo, Macedonia. The details were mouth watering and all his readers in a local daily could not wait for the more of the sordid details of the murder.

The victims were all elderly women who lived and worked as cleaners in Kicevo, about 80 miles outside of the Macedonian capital, Skopje.

Their bodies were found naked, stuffed inside plastic bags and left in several locations. Evidence showed that they had been sexually and physically abused before they were strangled with phone cords. All of them lived in the same neighborhood as Taneski. The cases had all gone unsolved since the first woman's disappearance in 2003. The three known victims died in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

Here comes the best part:

The police came to the conclusion that it was impossible for anyone to write such details about the murders. So after a detail investigation, they nailed the culprit. It was the famous journalist Vlado himself! His DNA was found on some of the victims' remains.

The 56-year-old reporter was arrested last Friday and charged with two of the brutal murders. Authorities were hoping to talk to him about the third body and the other missing woman.

But Taneski would never help investigators, nor will he ever stand trial.

He was discovered dead in his cell late on Sunday.

"He committed suicide," police spokesman Ivo Kotevski told ABC News.

"He put his head in a pail full of water. It is unclear how none of his cell mates or guards noticed while he was doing so. He finished like in a horror movie," Kotevski said.

Although I would say he was helped to put his head in the pail, but who am I to doubt the police spokesman…..i thought only my country is bolehland. Looks like there are indeed other bolehland also. Anyway this guy deserved it.. from zero to hero to zero again!

Extract from abcnews.

AGEING AND MEMORY LOSS

It is said that greatest asset any human can have is his brains and the memory that’s stored in there. Take away the memory and you are noting. The human brain is such a complex organ, that no one even understands 80% of it’s working. Even the most advance storage systems in this world cannot even come close to what our brain is capable of. And even so we use only 20% of the actual capacity of this marvelous organ.

And sadly enough, since it’s a living organ, time catches up with it and as we age its functions also slows down. How often have we put our car keys or glass in our pockets and went hunting down the whole house for it, and getting scolding from our wife’s from being so forgetful. And how many times did you go back to the car to check if you locked it or not. Welcome to the golden age club! Below is an article I cut and paste from channelnewsasia. Read on my friends:

For most people, an occasional memory lapse is part and parcel of normal ageing.

But if you find yourself forgetting things you typically remember, such as a loved one’s birthday or your weekly golf game, or if your family notices that you have been more forgetful than usual, there may be a cause for concern.

Such signs may indicate that you have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition which is often known as the "in-between stage of normal ageing and dementia", said Dr Adeline Chuo, head and consultant of the geriatric medicine division at Changi General Hospital.

According to Dr Charles Siow, a consultant neurologist, headache and pain specialist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, MCI occurs when a person has cognitive problems with memory or other mental functions severe enough to be noticeable to other people but does not meet the clinical criteria for dementia.

What’s worrying is that people with MCI are generally at a higher risk of developing dementia, a brain disease which affects about 22,000 people over the age of 65 here. People with dementia lose their ability to remember, orientate, as well as other cognitive and emotional functions gradually.

At around the age of 60, a person has a 1- to 2-per-cent chance of developing dementia each year but the risk for MCI patients can be 10 to 15 times higher, said Dr Chuo.

Unfortunately, MCI is hard to diagnose. The elusive condition doesn’t even show up in tests which are used to diagnose dementia.

More often than not, MCI is diagnosed based on a doctor’s clinical judgment.

Unlike in dementia, where the symptoms are more severe, people with MCI can still “function independently and carry out routine activities”, said Dr Siow, who sees about 20 to 30 cases of MCI each year.

It also doesn’t help that many people think the forgetfulness is due to normal ageing, said Dr Chuo.

“It’s normal to be a little forgetful as we age because we start to lose neurons after the age of 30, which can affect our ability to remember things. But if it starts to impair our day-to-day life, that becomes worrying,” she added.

Interestingly, although the decline in their cognitive abilities is subtle, Dr Chuo said that most of her MCI patients are usually the first ones to notice that they have a memory problem.

Other signs of MCI include friends and relatives noticing that you’re becoming more forgetful than usual. Or you feel you’re “worse off when you compare your cognitive abilities to someone of the same age and education level”, added Dr Chuo.

Although MCI cannot be prevented or cured, Dr Siow said that gingko biloba and Vitamin E may help or slow down its progression.

Still, it’s important to raise awareness about MCI because of its high correlation with dementia. Both doctors and patients would be alerted to the early signs of dementia, so treatment can be sought before the condition deteriorates.

Symptoms to look out for

Not all memory problems mean you have MCI. But you may want to see a doctor if you experience the following:

• You notice a decline in your cognitive abilities.

• Your relatives or close friends tell you that you have been more forgetful than usual lately.

• Compared to a person of the same age and education level, you’re a little worse off.

MRS LEE KUAN YEW CRITICAL

SINGAPORE: Mrs Lee Kuan Yew has suffered another massive haemorrhage while in hospital.

A statement from Minister Mentor's Office said on Tuesday she is critically ill, with guarded prognosis for recovery.

Mrs Lee, 87, has been at Tan Tock Seng Hospital since May 12 after suffering a stroke, and has been under close observation. - CNA/ac

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

SUPERSTAR PELE ROBBED AT GUNPOINT!

SAO PAULO, Brazil:

Soccer legend Pele was held at gunpoint by a band of youths who stole his gold necklace, mobile phone and a watch, local news media reported yesterday.

Pele was riding in the passenger seat of a car when it was stopped near a slum by at least 10 young men armed with pistols and knives, the report said. What an irony?.. 10 young man, his famous number 10 jersey haunts till today!!!

When the assailants approached his car, Pele rolled down the window and told them who he was, but they robbed him anyway, according to the report.

Armed gangs often set up makeshift roadblocks on Brazilian roads, halting traffic and robbing motorists. The robberies usually occur near slums, where the thieves can easily escape and hide from police.

Pele, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, helped Brazil win three of its five World Cup titles. He was legally declared a national treasure by the Brazilian Government and in 1999 was voted Athlete of the Century by the world's national Olympic committees.

What can I say. Even a national treasure has no respect. When you are driven by hunger and poverty , everything else is secondary.

extract from the Australian.

9/11 STYLE ATTACKS WORRY BRITAINS!


Private jets could be hijacked and used as 'vehicle bombs' to target the public, the Government's anti-terror chief has warned.

Due to current lax security at small airports, such attacks would be 'relatively simple' to orchestrate, according to Lord Carlile of Berriew in report on how the UK is dealing with the terror threat.

The warning, which is detailed in a 60-page review, has sparked fears that Britain has been left open to a terrorist attack similar to the September 11 attacks in 2001 on New York and Washington DC.

Thousands of small, rented planes capable of travelling at high speeds between EU countries and the UK should be subjected to much stricter checks, he has said.

There are an estimated 8,500 private aircraft and up to 500 'landing sites' in Britain - ranging from farmers' fields to regional airports.

Lord Carlile also said he was concerned about the thoroughness of checks that were made on planes and executive jets which fly into British airspace every day. He claimed that current security was lax or non-existent in many of them and that as a result terrorism could be conducted with 'relative simplicity'.

Sometimes I wonder if it’s a good idea to bring up this kind info into the public arena?

Why can’t these so called security people quietly cover all the loop holes, rather then give ideas to would be terrorists. ..cheers

Report from dailymail.

CAN EATING DURIANS AND BOOZE KILL YOU?


Ask anyone who sells durian, and they will tell you that you must have a death wish if you combine eating durians and alcohol.

Durian seller James Tan, who has been hawking durians for over 10 years, said that the combination can cause death, especially when the fruit is consumed with hard liquor.

“Everyone who sells durians knows this. Can die leh,” he said in Mandarin. When asked if he has ever eaten them together, Mr Tan said: “I don’t think I’ll be speaking to you if I did.”

Durian lovers may have also heard of this taboo.

But has there been any research in this area? Well depends on who you speak to.

If you check with a western educated dietitian, they will tell you that such concerns are unfounded. Ms Nehal Kamdar, a dietitian at Raffles Hospital said “Some scientific studies have actually been conducted to investigate the validity of this belief, but at this point, it is fair to say that the consumption of durian with alcohol has not shown to be harmful”.

“The durian is one of the few fruits that has a high fat content so it should be eaten in moderation. People with diabetes and those who are watching their weight should also avoid durians,” she advised.

And if speak to a traditional medicine man, like mr Tan, a physician with the Eu Yang Sang clinic, the answer is somewhat different. He said although the combination is unlikely to cause death, there is some basis to the belief that durians should not be consumed with alcohol. He explained that this was because the strong-smelling, high-caloried fruit, which is rich in carbohydrates, protein and fat, contains “heaty” properties. So does alcohol.

“Consuming them together may result in excessive ‘heatiness’. When the body takes in these ‘heaty’ foods, some people may experience symptoms such as a dry throat, a sore throat and a dry cough,” said Mr Tan.
Other symptoms caused by excessive heatiness include headaches and nausea.

Mr Tan added that durians also contain high levels of potassium, so those with kidney and heart conditions should also exercise caution when consuming the fruit.

So finally after reading this , I still do not have an answer. So as my grandma always said, old wife’s tale does carry some weight. So I will follow my grandma’s advice and play it safe. Cheers.

Extract from can/todat/ar

Sunday, June 22, 2008

TOTO WIN GONE IN 180 DAYS!

I was reading the Sunday new paper today and read about this story of a jobless man who won a toto prize of S$390,000 (RM 800,000).

That’s a large sum for me. I can think of a million things I would do if I had that good fortune ….but only in my dreams!

But these guy blows it all up in six months and now has only S$200 in his bank account!

This mr chew was in the red when he was retrenched last year after 10yrs in the job.

Lady luck smiled at him and he struck it big when he won $383,945.

The ecstatic chew went from retrenched to high flier!

100,000 spent on family and relatives.

10,000 on holiday in Thailand

120,000 only in eating?

The only wise move he did was to settle his house loan of 78,000

The balance went on more betting- horse racing and soccer.

Well as they say ease come ease go!

On a personal note, this story reminds me of my company driver.

Back in 1995, this driver of mine Ibrahim was quite trustworthy and worked hard and overall a nice guy. But unknown to me he had some finance problems.

So one day, I had no time to go to the bank, so I asked him to cash my pay check.

It was a cash check, and guess what, he cashed my pay check and disappeared. I was upset, and thought that was the end of my money!

But two weeks later he calls me to apologise and said he be coming down to the office to return my money.

Not only he returned my money but he gave me and extra $500 for the trouble and took me out for makan and a night out in a dandut joint as well.

Questioned on his new found wealth, well he won $100,000 in toto as well. So he was OKB! (orang kaya baru) And at the dandut joint he was dishing out 50 dollar notes to the girls like there was no tomorrow! My my I was think being rich makes you very popular faster then you can say the “cat ate my pumpkin!”.

But as the case go’s with most OKB, he blew all he gained in only 3 weeks! And he was chasing all those new friends of his that he gave money , to try to get it back. But you and I know, if you have money, the whole world will want to be your friend.

But if you have none, then it is “ sorry I do not know you!”… or something like that.

So moral of the story, keep some for the rainy days, as this world only recognizes the haves but not the have nots! ..cheers

CORRUPTION DOES NOT HAVE AN EXPIRY DATE?

The anti corruption agency director general Ahmad Said made a remark, that rang bells in my head!

Speaking to bernama news he remarked thus:

"The offence of corruption does not have an expiry period."

This is a mother of all statements and the implications is as far as east is from west!!!

In our country many people make power packed statements like this. But as in all things there are two rules. One for the rich and powerful. And one for you and me.

The credibility of our ACA has a long reputation of being ineffective. Many cases opened, but how many are actually successful in bring the culprits to the books?. I doubt anyone has done a statistics study on this.

How many politicians who are corrupt to the core , have ever been successfully prosecuted?. Always no prove. Where did all that money come from? They have mind boggling properties, shares, fancy cars, and wealth that cannot be explained. Yet there is no prove.

I have a vey simple mind. For me, to calculate a persons wealth, should be based on his income. Be it his salary or business profits. That’s his wealth. How much he can purchase with it should be the bottom line. Anything more then that has to be accounted for. So if that cannot be explained, then follow the money trail and you will definitely find some thing. I see no difficulty in that.

But with our country, you have unseen hands meddling. So be it the ACA or the police they are, I believe held down by a very very tight leash, any tom, dick, harry out in the streets will tell that.

So for the ACA or the police to make statements for the sake of making them carries very little weight!

Can we believe them? Just see some of the statements made:

"As a law enforcement agency, we conduct investigation without fear or favour,"

“We are not pressured or receive instruction from anyone to open the investigation papers.”

I would like to believe all this is true. But your actions are not where you mouth is!

So readers, one good thing said by our ACA is this:

"The offence of corruption does not have an expiry period."

You can carry this to the bank. Because if we cannot clean up corruption today or tomorrow , but if ten years down the road with a proper government, we can take action against those so called untouchables, based on that one statement alone. …. cheers

Saturday, June 21, 2008

ISRAEL TRAINS FOR POSSIBLE IRAN STRIKE?

ISRAELI fighter jets have recently conducted a large-scale training operation that simulated an attack on an Iranian nuclear reactor, US media reports claim.

The apparent operation follows months of escalating rhetoric from the Israeli defence establishment and politicians, who insist a military strike against the nascent nuclear capabilities of Iran is on strategists' drawing boards.

Up to 100 advanced Israeli combat jets were reported to have taken part in the drill over Greece and other areas of the eastern Mediterranean.

The exercise was tailored to prepare for long-range strikes and focused on air-to-air refuelling and target assessment, Pentagon officials told The New York Times.

The paper reported that more than 100 Israeli jets staged the manoeuvre. It said the aircraft flew more than 1440km, roughly the distance from Israel to Iran's Natanz nuclear-enrichment facility.

Asked to comment on the report, the military issued a statement saying only that the Israeli air force "regularly trains for various missions in order to confront and meet the challenges posed by the threats facing Israel".

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said he preferred that Iran's nuclear ambitions be halted through diplomacy, but he does not rule out military action.

Report from theaustralian

Friday, June 20, 2008

SOMEONE IN DEEP SHIT!


IF THIS DECLARATION IS TRUE, HELL IS GOING TO BREAK LOOSE!!!!



BILL GATES STEPS DOWN FROM MICROSOFT!

The billionaire founder of Microsoft, will steps down from his post next week.

He is the executive chairman of Microsoft, the firm he founded more than 30 years ago.

The 52-year-old will continue to work as non-executive chairman and will spend just one day a week at the business.

Meanwhile guess what he plans to do with all the $BILLIONS ($68B), that has made him the richest man in the world for 13 years in the row according to Fortune magazine's rich list.

Yes! He his giving it away! . but not to you and me?....

Bill Gates has pledged to give all of his 68 billion fortune to charity - rather than leaving it for his children. The billionaire, said he wants to make a 'positive contribution' to the world.

He has promised to transfer his money to the charity he has set up with his wife Melinda, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which funds health and education projects around the world.

Speaking about the joint-decision he made regarding his fortune with his wife, he said: 'We've chosen not to pass it on to our children.

'We want to give it back to society in the way that it will have the most positive impact.

He said he did not want to leave it in his will for his children and added: 'It's like saying which children are most important.

I guess after he dies, a court case might be pending?... who knows about today’s children?... well anyway praise this guy for his charity mind.

IS SINGAPORE ECONOMY LOSSING STEAM?

Is the engine that drives the Singapore economy slowing down? This is questions on the minds of many economist in Singapore.

In the sharpest decline in 17 months , the non-oil domestic export (NODX) dropped a shocking 10.5%!

The governments trade arm blamed the sharp fall in last month's NODX on a 'contraction of both electronic and non-electronic' shipments.

The monetary authority of Singapore has downgraded their full year gdp from 6.3% to 5.5%.

Economists said that the surprise fall in May's NODX may be a sign that consumer demand is softening as the global economy loses steam.

Asian exports, which go largely to the US and Europe, are expected to slow this year as the global credit crunch and crisis-strickened US housing sector take a toll on demand.

Singapore's domestic exports to China dipped 1.5 per cent last month, after a 19.1 per cent surge in April.

In fact, last month's NODX fell across all of Singapore's top 10 markets except for Indonesia and Taiwan, with Europe and the US leading the declines.

Singapore's domestic exports to China dipped 1.5 per cent last month, after a 19.1 per cent surge in April.

In fact, last month's NODX fell across all of Singapore's top 10 markets except for Indonesia and Taiwan, with Europe and the US leading the declines.

Domestic shipments to the EU - Singapore's largest market - slumped 28 per cent, while exports to the US fell 22 per cent.

Report from business times

Thursday, June 19, 2008

RING TONE AND FIGHTING CORRUPTION!

Bravo you guys! I wish I had thought of this idea first!!!.

Our neighbors the Indonesians, have come up with a brilliant idea to fight corruption.

Indonesia: report from the Australian:

The country's top law officer, Attorney-General Hendarman Supandji, was forced onto the back foot yesterday, denying on television a claim he was aware of a plot by his staff to protect a prominent businesswoman accused of bribing a senior prosecutor.

The businesswoman, Artalyta Suryani, is now on trial in the national corruption court over a payment of $US660,000 ($700,000) that she made to a senior prosecutor, Urip Tri Gunawan, in May.

A series of recorded telephone conversations she had with several officials in Mr Supandji's office, as well as with Mr Gunawan, appear to make clear the money was in return for the dropping of a bank fraud investigation.

Under the Indonesian Government's multi-pronged anti-corruption drive, Ms Artalyta is now being tried not on evidence collected by the often ineffective prosecutor's office, but by the stand-alone Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in the national corruption court.

Attorney-General Mr Supandji said yesterday he had ordered his officers to arrest Ms Artalyta immediately after learning of Mr Gunawan's arrest in a sting operation orchestrated by the KPK, but that when they arrived at her house in South Jakarta, there was nothing they could do because KPK officers had already seized her.

The issue has become especially live because one of the recorded conversations, between Ms Artalyta and a senior prosecutor, details a plan to have prosecutors "arrest" her in order to protect her from the KPK investigation. The suggestion was that prosecutors would be able to guarantee that any case against her failed.

Judges have also heard a recording of a conversation Ms Artalyta had with another prosecutor, Kemas Yahya Rahman, in which she praised him for taking the original decision to drop the bank fraud case.

"So my job's finished, right," the prosecutor can be heard saying. "It's clear, right, it's understood. There isn't any problem any more."

Since being played in the court, this recording has reportedly been converted into a mobile phone ringtone that is being used by anti-corruption campaigners across the country.

I am thinking can we make the Lingam “ correct correct correct “ into and ACA national ring tone and make it to be the only official ringtone allowed to be used by all police officers and ACA officers!!! … at the least it will keep them on their toes…..cheers


DR MAHATHIR AND THE JUDGE?

It is said the greatest spin doctors of this world are “Economist”

They can confidently predict the world markets situations for the next day, bring out fact and figures. But the very next day, if their prediction fails to materialize , by God they will have a very sensible answer why it did happen, again with facts and figures.

Don’t believe me?. Just listen to the business news for a day or two, and see what I mean.

Now coming to politicians. This is a whole different ball game altogether . they can ran circles around those talented economist, I say. They can spin the spin to spin even spinner then a gyro can…..whatever that means. I have yet to come across a politician who walks the talk. Rather they talk and you end up with the walk. Politicians are so sweet tooth that they even can sell ice cubes to Eskimos ..so it said.

Writing this article a joke comes to my mind about out the infamous former works minister “ semi value”:

In a ceramah in a kampong with the kampong folks, he proudly announced that a multi-million $ bridge would be built for the poor kampong folks to ease their burden.

An attentive villager said, Dato, seni mana ada sungei mau bikin jabatan?

Not loose out our minister said:

Ok-lah , jangan takut-lah Pa Cik, tidak ada sungei, , kita bikin satu sungei dulu , lepas it bikin jabatan-lah, tadak susah. ????.....see the politician in action.

Anyway coming back from our tangent, you heard what out politician cum MD, DR M had to say about our Judge Chin’s accusation. After spending a week searching for 22 years of files stock pile, he came out finding noting to recall the incident.

Apparently all the 22yrs in power he attended only one judges conference….. please remember what I said about politicians. And being the angel he is , he only talked about high insurance premiums and huge sums of $ awarded by judges in America for malpractice.

Now lets look at judges. They work in the court of law. “ I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, noting but the truth , so help me GOD”! … I rest my case!

It can’t get any clearer then this…cheers

WHO NEXT?


MY GUESS IS AS GOOD AS YOURS?
BUCKLE UP YOU SEAT BELTS, ROUGH WEATHER AHEAD!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

MYSTERY OF CROP CIRCLE RIDDLE SOLVED?



Crop circles have ben around for many years. Who makes them and why, still reminds a mystery in most cases, especially the complex ones.

Sceptics think that it’s the work of humans with fondness for figures and a penchant for puzzles.

Believers in extra-terrestrials on the other hand could argue it was made by mathematically-minded aliens on a field trip to Earth.

What ever you believes are, take a look at the picture of this crop circle found recently in A Barbury village. Carved out in a barley field, this 150ft wide patterns of circles a stunning display of ingenuity. Who made it? And why? Its still a riddle to be solved.

Although numerous-individuals have come forward over the years admitting they had been making crop circles, many people still believe the rings are linked with the paranormal or civilizations in far-flung galaxies.

As yet, no one has claimed responsibility for the Barbury Castle circle.

But what it represents was solved by a retired astrophysicist Mike Reed, who saw a photograph of it and made the mathematical link.

He said it is a pictorial representation of the first ten digits of Pi, one of the most fundamental symbols in mathematics.

How it works:

Although it appears complicated at first glance, the puzzle does make perfect sense if approached logically and taken step by step.

The coded image depicts 3.141592654, the first ten digits of Pi. How is it done?

Firstly, the diagram is divided into ten equal sections (a bit like a dartboard, or a cake sliced ten ways) because there are ten staggered edges located at strategic points around the crop circle.

That sets the basic framework. Next, each number in Pi is represented in the diagram by a corresponding number of coloured blocks.

Beginning in the centre with the arrow marked 'Start', the first number, three, is represented by three red blocks from clockwise.

Follow this round and this takes you to the decimal point, which is depicted by a small circle in the barley.

The number after the decimal point is one, represented by one green block.

The same pattern continues for each of the numbers - four purple blocks, one orange, five blue, nine yellow, two purple, six red, five green, then four dark blue, followed by three circles, or dots, acknowledging that Pi is infinite....dailymail

CHILDREN OF BRITAIN TOPS WORLD FOR DRINKS AND DRUGS!

A report from the World Health Organisation shows that English schoolchildren drink more alcohol and take more drugs and to have had sex than their counterparts in most of the Western world.

Eleven and 13 year olds are among the most likely to have smoked a cigarette.

And they are more stressed at school than any country except Portugal, mirroring a Unicef study last year which found British children were the most unhappy in Europe.

Conservative health spokesman Andrew Lansley said: 'It is tragic that so many children in this country have been sucked into alcohol abuse at such a young age.

This is yet more evidence of the social breakdown that has occurred under this Government.'

The findings, compiled by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the World Health Organisation, were based on interviews with 240,000 children in Europe and North America-aged 11, 13 and 15. The report also raised concerns over the use of cannabis.

Schoolchildren in England and Wales also feel under more pressure than those in almost every country which took part in the study. The survey found 65 per cent of 15-year-olds in Wales and England felt 'pressured' from schoolwork - more than every country except Portugal.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

CANNIBAL KILLER WHO ATE VICTIMS- EXECUTED!


TOKYO: Japan on Tuesday executed the notorious serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki, a fetishist convicted of murdering four little girls and eating some of their bodies, officials said.

Miyazaki, 45, was nicknamed the "killer nerd" for his obsession with sexual cartoons and pornography.

Miyazaki was arrested in July 1989 while trying to take naked pictures of a girl outdoors and the details that emerged from his case stunned Japan.

He confessed to having killed four girls, aged between four and seven, in Tokyo and its suburbs and eating some of the remains of two of them.

Miyazaki mutilated the bodies of the victims, slept next to the corpses and drank their blood.

He sent letters to the media under a woman's name claiming responsibility for the crimes and sent a box containing the remains of a slaughtered girl to her family.

"The atrocious murder of four girls to satisfy his sexual desire leaves no room for leniency," Chief Justice Tokiyasu Fujita said in January 2006 when he upheld his death sentence.

"The crime is cold-blooded and cruel," he said.

When police arrested Miyazaki, they found about 6,000 videotapes, many of which contained horrific footage, at his home in Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo.

During the nearly two-decade judicial process, Miyazaki never uttered a word of remorse to the victims and their families. He cryptically said that a "rat man" – a cartoonish image of which he drew – committed the crimes…CNA

WOMEN COFFEE DRINKERS WILL LIVE LONGER?


A US research published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that women who drink two to three cups of coffee a day can reduce heart disease by as much as 25%!

And the strange thing the study found was it only helps women and not men?.

The researchers are at a lost to explain why coffee appeared to have no effect on the death rates of men.

The study contradicted fears that coffee is bad for the health. Drinking as much as six cups a day did not raise the risk of premature death in either sex.

Those who drank decaffeinated coffee also had lower death rates than those who abstained.

The scientists were unsure whether the coffee itself was cutting the risk of dying prematurely - or whether something else in the lifestyle of female coffee drinkers protects them.

'The possibility of a modest benefit of coffee consumption on heart disease, cancer, and other causes of death needs to be further investigated.'

Coffee contains antioxidants and tannins which are good for the heart and arteries. Past studies have suggested it can also be good for the liver and help reduce the risk of asthma attacks. ..DAILYMAIL

Monday, June 16, 2008

NO FLAT, NO FAMILY, NO MONEY?

Singapore:

The day he was released from jail he found himself homeless ,no family to return to.

With just $28 in his pocket, he spent the first night out of jail, alone on the streets and sleeping on a pavement. Mr wong aged 66 was jailed for 4 months for threatening his ex-girl friend son (28yrs) with a knife.

His own family have long abundant him almost 18yrs ago. Whose fault was it? His own by his admission. His children came to him once, and tried to reconcile with me, but he refused and they left. That was 18 yrs ago, said mr wong with eyes brimming with tears.

He said last Christmas he managed to find out where his daughter works , but could not muster the courage to meet her. He left avoice mail instead, but was never replied.

He has since moved on, with help from a half way house and now works as a taxi driver and earns about S$1500 a month.

He said his only regret was that he disappeared from his children lives and left them hurt and in tears.

Im not asking them to forgive me or acknowledge me as their father, I just hope to see them and say sorry. This is my only wish.

Sometimes when l read stories like these I am but lost . who do we blame for this misadventure. An old man seeking forgiveness after abandoning his family at the time when he is most needed. Then coming back after all these years to say sorry?.

It is indeed a difficult question to answer…. It can be said that you reap what you sow. Yes true indeed, If I was his child would I forgive him? Too difficult to answer, for the burden of the yoke is only known to the bearer…..cheers

SMALL FISH FIGHTS BIG FISH?

Singapore:

In a battle between the small fish and the big fish, there’s only one end result.

And yet this lawyer cum blogger Gopalan Nair an ex-singaporean now a US citizen took the bold step where even the angels dare not step!

He insulted a Singapore court judge saying she was "prostituting herself"!

My my this guy has got some marbles!....

In the blog, Gopalan Nair criticised a recent legal hearing at which Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong testified in a defamation case they filed against an opposition party.

Nair, 58, is charged with insulting Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean by saying she was "prostituting herself during the entire proceedings, by being nothing more than an employee of MM Lee and PM Lee and carrying out their orders," a court document said. Justice Ang presided over the hearing.

If convicted, Nair faces up to one year in prison and a S$5,000 fine.

Nair is freed on bail in Singapore and has vowed to dispute the charges. - AFP/ir

I wish this hero good luck in his future endeavors.

FUEL REBATE TO BE CHANGED?


As in everything our moronic government dishes out in terms of policy changes, one factor remains constant.

That it’s a knee jerk solution to a problem. No proper planning, consultation, or even well thought of.

Say today and tomorrow we have new policy. Now we have some small tremors that squeaking out of our 2nd finance minister Yakcop about fuel card plans.

If going by the way our knee jerk solutions are implemented, I suggest to all motorist please make a bee line to the nearest post office and get you $625 rebate ASAP!

Tomorrow there may not be any rebate- policy change again, flip flop again.. my GOD what else is new?

Our trade minister had the balls to say , the present cash rebate system was not the perfect long-term solution, judging from the crowds of people rushing to collect their rebates. “Surely there can be a better system of dispensing subsidy to vehicle owners,” he told The Star. And mind you he is a minister, who sleeping Buddha put incharge of trade.

I feel sorry for traders and consumers.

Why the hell implement a policy that’s not perfect.

Our ministers are political appointees not intellectuals ! that the bottom line. These idiots do not know the difference between macro and micro economic policies. In laymen’s term penny wise pound foolish!

What we need is not politicians, because end of the day they only think of their survival and how to get re-elected in five years time! We need statesman , these are people who think for the survival of the next generation!....yes that’s whats lacking in our country! Too many politicians.,, that’s the godemn problem!

Now I just cannot wait for the next policy change that the fuel card will bring and two days later some idiotic minister will say that its still not perfect and another policy will be up. When will it stop?. Sorry guys , as I said politicians are not economist or intellectuals and thus be prepared for roller coaster rides .

A simple solution as a men in the streets is this.

Put more money in the hands of the rakyat, not by giving cash but by the following way:

a) Remove all taxes: i.e. remove income tax, road tax, car tax, land tax, property tax.

b) Remove all toll charges

c) Improve the transport system

d) Make education 100% free up to university levels.

This alone will increase the net disposable income of all rakyat with immediate effect. Spending power will increase, economy will improve and this will improve the moral of the people.

Then you can stop the fuel subsidy! No body will angry. And while you at it you can also stop the allowance paid to ministers who take free holidays with our hard earn money!...what nonsense is this. I cannot even bring my family out for holiday, and all these useless ministers with five figure salaries going for holidays with their families on our account! If these ministers are value for money, and good at what they do, then I don’t mind. But it’s the case of giving flowers to monkeys!

Please do the right thing, and come out with good, sound and wholesome policies, but then again how can I ask the blind to drive? So friends put on your seat belts and be prepared for the ride of your life, or at least till sep 16!.....cheers

A GOOD SAMARITAN WITH A GOLDERN HEART:

Singapore:

MADAM Fion Phua started volunteering in homes for the elderly in her teens.

With what she earned from her waitressing job, she bought oats and Milo for the old folk.

But the staff there poured cold water on her efforts.

'They told me not to give the old folk food that was too good as it would prolong their lives. Also, the old folk wouldn't know what good food was.'

Disillusioned with what she heard and saw at the homes, she decided to strike out on her own.

In her free time over the last 20 years, she has been reaching out to the elderly and the needy in one- and two-room flats from Geylang Serai to Henderson and Marsiling.

She is not with any registered charity and counts on her friends and contacts for helping hands to distribute groceries.

She said: 'It's not about the money - it's about the heart. If you have the heart to help others, you will do it.'

She said her acts of compassion do not spring from any particular religion, just that 'it makes life more meaningful for me when I see that people appreciate the work I do and I see their lives improve. My personal life experience is so much richer, and this is something money can't buy'.

People who have heard of her work call to offer to donate items they want to give away. She then checks to see which families need these items and arranges for them to be delivered.

But things have not always fallen into place for her.

She recalled being unable to deliver a wheelchair to an old man on time - he died shortly after from a fall.

She said she was racked by guilt, because 'if we had sent the chair, he might have lived'.

But she does not allow setbacks like this to keep her down, nor does she think it is time to call it a day.

The busy woman has already lined up her next delivery of food to the needy on June 29.

Report from straits times.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

BEATING THE FUEL HIKE! – CAR RUNS ON WATER?

A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered and environmentally-friendly car that it says runs solely on water.

Genepax unveiled the car in the western city of Osaka on Thursday, saying that a litre of any kind of water - rain, river or sea - was all you needed to get the engine going for about an hour at a speed of 80km.

'The car will continue to run as long as you have a bottle of water to top up from time to time,' Genepax's chief executive officer Kiyoshi Hirasawa told TV Tokyo.

'It does not require you to build up an infrastructure to recharge your batteries, which is usually the case for most electric cars,' he added.

Once the water is poured into the tank at the back of the car, a generator breaks it down and uses it to create electrical power, TV Tokyo said.

Whether the car makes it into showrooms remains to be seen. Genepax said it had just applied for a patent and is hoping to collaborate with Japanese car manufacturers.

Most big automakers, meanwhile, are working on fuel cell cars that run on hydrogen and emit - not consume - water.

Hydrogen technology has been around for decades, but serious study of its use in cars is relatively new.

General Motors (GM) and Honda, like most other carmakers developing the technology, mix hydrogen gas with oxygen from the air in a device called a fuel cell to create electricity which drives electric motors.

Proponents note that hydrogen vehicles emit no greenhouses gases, unlike petrol-powered cars. They have a greater range than today's electric cars and can be refuelled faster than a battery can be charged.

Several car makers are also testing plug-in hybrids which could allow owners to plug the vehicle's battery into a standard wall outlet to recharge it. GM is developing such a vehicle - the Chevrolet Volt - which it hopes to launch in 2010.

And Toyota, the world's top maker of petrol-electric hybrids, announced on Wednesday that it would introduce a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries by 2010.

Lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in laptops and cellphones, can store more energy in smaller packages and are seen as crucial for extending the cruising distance of purely electric vehicles.

Reuters, Los Angeles Times, AP