Thursday, 27 October 2011

US Government asked Google to remove police brutality videos

According to the Guardian, the US Government asked Google to remove videos of police brutality on its Youtube video sharing mega-site but the technology giant declined

US police have come under increasing pressure from the American public for record number of police brutality videos that are increasing in frequency and level of violence and senselessness.

Videos of old women and paraplegics being beaten or slammed to the ground is really causing revolt in the minds of the average American and more and more of them are campaigning against such brutal police tactics, which they claim started rising after the 9-11 attack on the Word Trade Centre twin towers in New York.

Many US skeptics continue to insist that the attack was planned by the US Government as a way of increasing surveillance and encroaching into the well-protected individual rights of Americans.

Read the full article from the Guardian HERE

below is the movie Loose Change that questioned many of the aspects of the 911 investigations

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Fallen Idol" Steven Tyler falls in shower and breaks two teeth

Steven Tyler, lead singer of the US rock group Aerosmith, was admitted Tuesday to a private hospital in Paraguay for treatment after apparently falling over in his hotel room, a report said.

The singer, who had been scheduled to perform with his long-running band in the capital later Tuesday, was reported to have suffered a cut eyebrow and injuries to his mouth including two broken teeth in the fall, said the newspaper ABC on its website.

The 62-year-old, who has also had stints as a celebrity judge on the US talent show "American Idol," was treated for the injuries, according to the report citing witnesses in the La Costa hospital. - AFP

Obama getting more desperate as re-election looms

Change is good but people want more
America's first black president, or at least non-white president, started off on a high but is now struggling worse than anyone could imagine four years ago.

His promise of change seemed so uplifting and needed by America but, as anyone knows making a promise is one thing, keeping it is quite another thing.

Obama's failure to keep his promise of bringing home American troops from Iraq and Afghanistan can still be blamed on the system resisting his efforts but breaking his promise to keep lobbyists out of the White House and the Capitol Hill rang very hollow now that his Administration has the longest roster of lobbyists-turned cabinet members and administrators in the history of the country.

AS re-election looms, Obama is becoming desperate, to the extent of getting the State Department to spend USD70,000 on his memoirs, 'Dream of My Father'

Obi-wan has also been spending time with Hollywood bigwigs recently, in the hope that perhaps they could polish his image a bit...maybe do a movie about a heroic black president or something...wait a minute..that's been done...oh well, somethig else then.

Obama's efforts may nosedive if a comedy about the White House goes to production.

Apparently national network NBC has just ordered a pilot episode on a comedy about the White House from Obama's  former speechwriter, John Lovett.

Apparently the set-up is about a dysfunctional comedy that happens to live in 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House.

Aaah, the love he is showing for his former boss.

Euro summit may miss deadline, collapse imminent

The Crisis in Europe is looking ever more likely to implode as European heads of Government and their bankers struggle to cobble together a deal that to put to be Greece's debt crisis but hurdles after hurdles keep coming up.

In the last days of the crisis, it now appears that they may miss the deadline and many analysts say this may lead to the collapse of the Euro, this chorus of doom is led by none other than former US Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan.

click on the links below for more

Greenspan: Why European Union doomed to fail - CNBC
Fears Euro summit could miss final deal - FT
US Stocks end sharply lower on Euro worries - CNBC 
European investors fret ahead of Key European meeting - FT

While European leaders are struggling to save the union, Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi's government may collapse under the weight of his many scandals.

Italian Government on brink of collapse - FT

Zuckerberg Is Selling Private Facebook Information To Highest Bidders

Source, COLN

DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS!  It turns out, the machinery for exploiting your own information, EVEN THAT SHARED ONLY WITH A FEW FRIENDS has been perfected so that TOTAL STRANGERS seeking to control  you, will have access to ALL your information which many people think, is only for their own friends and family, for example!


Frodo, throw Zuckerberg into the Mt. Doom!  Now!  
Zuckerberg lays down the law: One timeline to rule them all – Ideas@Innovations – The Washington Post

This year’s event brought the boldest proclamation yet of Zuckerberg’s Law — a Moore’s Law of sorts for the social media generation. Loosely stated, it means that the amount of content that can be shared online doubles roughly every 12 months. If you shared 50 things this year, you’ll share 100 things next year. The best part about this exponential growth in shared content, from Mark Zuckerberg’s perspective, is that Facebook is now finally positioned to profit from all the sharing and “like”-ing that’s going on across the Web. (Full disclosure: The Washington Post Co.’s chairman and chief executive, Donald E. Graham, is a member of Facebook’s board of directors.)

Pembongkaran Ketua Audit Negara melukakan hati penternak lembu, kambing dan kerbau

Sumber Mummy Rokiah

Laporan Ketua Audit Negara yang terkini mendedahkan Institut Sukan Negara (NSI) memperoleh 23 ekor kuda bernilai RM5.66mil tanpa kelulusan daripada Kementerian Kewangan. Dan yang melucukan lagi tiada seekor kuda pun yang dibeli layak bertanding dalam dua kejohanan antarabangsa seperti yang disyorkan.

Menurut Laporan Ketua Audit Negara lagi, yang menambah kehairanan apabila perolehan telah dibuat tanpa apa-apa surat tawaran atau perjanjian yang memerlukan ketetapan yang jelas berhubung tanggungjawab pembekal.

Malah hairan bin ajaib lagi pembayaran kepada Syarikat El Rancho Country Club telah dibuat di bawah atas nama individu.

Friday, 21 October 2011

VIDEO: Amazing Lytro light field camera

FREAKING AMAZING Lytro light field camera, it captures light information in a way that allows the software to focus retroactively on pictures ALREADY taken and allow the user to decide which object should be sharp and in focus....WOW!!!!!

My mind is blown, can anyone explain how this works...please....

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Tiga stesen RapidKL Monorel sedang dinaiktaraf

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) sedang menjalankan kerja menaiktaraf stesen monorel Medan Tuanku, Imbi dan Raja Chulan.

Ketiga-tiga stesen ini adalah antara yang paling sibuk dalam sistem RapidKL Monorel.

Kerja kerja menaiktaraf bermula dari sekarang dan dijangka siap pada Disember 23.

Semasa kerja menaiktaraf dijalankan para pengguna dinasihat mengikut arahan dan papan amaran serta tidak melepasi penghadang yang ditempatkan di kawasan kerja untuk tujuan keselamatan.

Prasaran akan menaiktraf semua stesen RapidKL Monorel secara berperingkat dan para pengguna akan diberitahu perkembangan selanjutnya pada apabila diperlukan.

Untuk membaca siaran akhbar dari Prasarana dalam bahasa Inggeris, sila klik pada sambungan.

Bajet Kelantan: Defisit RM83.23 Juta

Sumber: McTheory melalui Unspinners

Belanjawan Negeri Kelantan 2012 yang dibentangkan di Dewan Undangan Negeri pada Selasa, menyaksikan kadar defisit bagi tahun depan terus bertambah yang dijangka meningkat berjumlah RM83.23 juta berbanding RM53.25 juta pada belanjawan tahun ini.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perancangan Ekonomi, Kewangan dan Kebajikan Negeri, Datuk Husam Musa yang menjadi orang kepercayaan Pok Nik ketika membentangkan belanjawan penuh hutang itu

PM ke Lombok hadiri perundingan Malaysia-Indonesia

SEPANG 20 Okt. - Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berlepas ke Lombok hari ini untuk menghadiri Perundingan Tahunan Ke-8 Pemimpin Malaysia-Indonesia.

Najib yang diiringi isteri Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor berlepas dari Kompleks Bunga Raya, Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) pada pukul 8.30 pagi.

Perundingan di Lombok itu akan dihoskan Presiden Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Perundingan tahunan itu dianjurkan secara bergilir di antara kedua-dua negara. Malaysia menjadi tuan rumah Perundingan Tahunan Pemimpin Ke-7 di Putrajaya pada 18 Mei tahun lepas. - Bernama

ALBUM: Si Hot Mama, Nora Danish Di Majlis Pelancaran Anugerah Skrin 2011

Terasa rugi diri ini tidak dapat hadir ke majlis pelancaran Anugerah Skrin 2011 semalam sebab banyak selebriti-selebriti hangat yang turut hadir, termasuklah si hot mama, Nora Danish. Memang cantik, menarik, tertarik kau memang da bomb sungguh Nora Danish ini.

Lagi beberapa keping gambar Nora Danish di majlis pelancaran Anugerah Skrin 2011 dengan membaca entri ini sepenuhnya di blog Abang Nara

Malaysia naik 5 kedudukan pada laporan perniagaan

KUALA LUMPUR 20 Okt. - Kedududkan Malaysia meningkat lima anak tangga ke tempat ke-18 di dalam Laporan Melakukan Perniagaan Bank Dunia 2012, di hadapan banyak negara maju seperti Jerman, Jepun, Taiwan dan Switzerland.

Dalam satu kenyataan di sini hari ini, Ketua Setiausaha Negara Tan Sri Mohd. Sidek Hassan berkata, laporan itu adalah hasil usaha dan inisiatif kerajaan untuk meningkatkan sistem serahan perkhidmatan awam.

"Kedudukan dunia itu menunjukkan bahawa langkah pembaharuan yang dilaksanakan kerajaan mulai membuahkan hasil,” katanya. Beliau juga Pengerusi Bersama Pasukan Petugas Khas Untuk Memudahkan Perniagaan (Pemudah).

Sejak 24 bulan yang lepas katanya, pelbagai perubahan telah dilaksanakan di dalam agensi-agensi sektor awam bagi memudahkan prosedur dan meningkatkan ketelusan dan keefisienan.

Bagaimana pun katanya, sektor swasta sendiri juga perlu mengambil langkah bagi memudahkan prosedur dan mengurangkan birokrasi yang tidak perlu bagi meningkatkan keefisienan perniagaan. - Bernama

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

LGE: Saya pindahkan anak dari Sekolah Eng Hee kerana ada gejala dadah

Akhbar berbahasa Cina, Guan Ming Daily di dalam halaman A10 telah menyentuh kenyataan Lim Guan Eng ekoran Skandal RM200,000 3R yang hangat dibincangkan sekaran ini.

Di antaranya :-

Menurut laporan akhbar terbabit, Lim Guan Eng menyifatkan dakwaan tersebut adalah fitnah dari pemimpin UMNO yang tidak senang dengan kepimpinannya. BACA SINI

Lim Guan Eng menjelaskan bahawa anaknya dipindahkan ke Sekolah St Xavier’s Institution kerana bimbang terjebak dengan gejala dan sindiket dadah di kalangan pelajar.

Alasan itu tidak munasabah kerana bertentangan dengan kenyataan yang dikeluarkannya kepada bloggers dan media sebelum ini bahawa anaknya dipindahkan kerana masalah displin.

Manakala kenyataan media lain menyebut beliau pindahkan anaknya kerana kerana mahu berambut panjang.

Defender of Israeli atrocities owned by Norman Finkelstein

A bit of background, Norman Gary Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist, activist and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. He is a graduate of Binghamton University and received his Ph.D in Political Science from Princeton University. He has held faculty positions at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, and, most recently, DePaul University, where he was an assistant professor from 2001 to 2007.

Bursa KL: Take drastic actions against the directors of MAS & Tune Air

Source: Wee Choo Keong

Prior to the inking of the secret MAS – AirAsia share swap and the “Collaborative Frameworks” agreements , both MAS and Tune Air Sdn Bhd did not make any announcement that they were negotiating for the secret MAS – AirAsia share swap. Both the directors of MAS and Tune Air Sdn Bhd’s are duty bound to disclose to Bursa KL about the said negotiations.
Bursa KL’s Disclosure Guide clearly state their duties as follows: 
Disclosure Guide Bursa KL Rule 9.03 (2) provides:
“An information is considered material if it is reasonably expected to have a material effect on the –
(a) price,value or market activity of any of its securities; or
(b) investors decision in determining his choice of action.”
Rules 1.11
Read the rest of the story after the jump

PAS tak sertai Himpunan Sejuta Umat kerana ia anjuran NGO. Bersih dulu macamana?

Blogger pro Nik Aziz/PAS Mohd Sayuti Omar (MSO) yang artikelnya saya letak penuh di sini berkata "Jangan Perangkap Pas Dengan Himpunan Sejuta Umat kerana ianya urusan NGO, tak elok jika parti politik sertai, Pantai Reporter nak bertanya sedikit; Kenapa PAS boleh sertai BErsih 2.0 tapi tak Himpunan Sejuta Umat?

AKHBAR Utusan dalam talian hari ini memakai tajuk berita berbunyi "Himpun diteruskan tanpa Pas". Berita itu mengolah kenyataan dan sikap Pengerusi Himpun Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid yang membalas balik kenyataan Pas yang tidak mahu terbabit dengan majlis himpunan sejuta umat itu. Alasan Pas mudah sahaja sebab himpunan itu kerja Nngo maka tidak elok dan tidak kena kalau parti politik mengambil bahagian.

Dalam pada itu Pas tetap menhormati usaha Himpun itu kerana kerja mempertahankan akidah umat Islam adalah tanggungjawab bersama.

Setpol ADUN Bagan hina kaum India???

Leong Yook Kong, Setiausaha Politik YB Thanasekaran, ADUN DAP Bagan dalam akaun twitternya telah menghina kaum India dengan ibaratkan mereka dengan ular.

Beliau yang sebelum ini pernah melakukan sedemikian kali ini dengan terus terang menghina  kaum India dilaman twitternya. Jika dilihat dengan baik, beliau sering menggunakan kata-kata kesat terhadap kebanyakkan orang yang beliau tidak sukai seperti yang tentera di gambar atas.

The Evolving National Debt Ceiling: Does Malaysia Need A Fiscal Responsibility Act?

National economic policies and politics can be quite difficult to understand, here we have blogger Pure Shiite breaking down the current national debt issue and asks whether we need a new law to regulate it.

If you are economically inclined, Pure Shiite's articles are usually very well researched and relatively easy to understand.

Here is an excerpt from his article:

The national debt level is governed by various acts of parliament that impose a debt ceiling for the government. In accordance with Act 637 Loan (Local) Act 1959 (revised 2004) and Act 275 Government Investment Act 1983, the combined loans raised locally should not exceed a ceiling of 55% of the nation’s GDP.

Act 403 External Loans Act 1963 (revised 1989) limits the external loans exposure to RM35 billion at any particular time.

On top of the debt ceiling imposed by the acts, the national treasury also follows strict guidelines to strengthen the fiscal discipline, even before my tenure as the Finance Minister.

For example, the proposed operational budget for a particular year should never exceed the revenue projection. 

Why Anwar doesn't dare debate the budget?

We know that Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has challenged Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak to a debate about the budget but some quarters from BN, says Anwar is actually chickening out from the debate already.

They point out that a lively debate is going on in Parliament about the budget at the moment and Anwar is free to point out his objections and get answers to any queries from the PM and/or other ministers.


UiTM sasar lahirkan Melayu pertama penerima hadiah Nobel

ED- Elok lah kalau dah ada wawasan macam ni, harap jangan jadi angan angan Mat Jenin sudah lah. Anak Melayu memang mampu cemerlang tapui jangan dimanjakan sangat dan mesti diberi motivasi yang secukupnya, motivasi ni bukan duit atau kesenangan aje, kesusahan juga motivasi

Sumber Utusan Malaysia

SHAH ALAM 19 Okt. - Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) mensasarkan untuk melahirkan orang Melayu pertama yang menerima Hadiah Nobel melalui bimbingan serta tunjuk ajar saintis tersohor Pakistan Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman.

Naib Canselor UiTM Datuk Prof. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar berkata, beliau yakin dengan kepakaran yang dimiliki Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, UiTM mampu merealisasikan impian itu melalui kajian dan pembangunan yang terperinci dalam bidang saintifik.

Who leaked the story about Lim Guan Eng's son?

Gambar sekadar hiasan.
It is no secret that when Lim Guan Eng was made the Chief Minister of Penang, it shook the DAP hierarchy in the state, not least, the party's state chairman may have felt that he should carry that responsibility and not an import from Malacca.

Of course, DAP has always planted Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh in Penang in the hope that they may take the helm if the state ever fell into their hands and LGE's ascension to the state top post should not come as a surprise.

Nonetheless, there are many within the DAP that are not happy with LKS and LGE treating the party like their family business.

In Penang that unhappiness has been simmering close to boiling point with some complaining that the CM is not as he is portrayed in the Opposition media.

If the story about Lim Guan Eng's son turns out to be true then it could only have come out from the politician's inner circle.

The story continues to rile LGE accusing anti-Pakatan bloggers of spreading lies about him but in reality they only hinted at the personalities involved  as VVIP from a northern state.

"We did not have all the facts but we knew we had a story so we did not dare put the name into our blogs.

"After the first story came out we met a few people from DAP and they added the detail about the RM200,000 but we still had no concrete proof, only added confirmation that the story may be true after all.

"Malaysiakini was the one who put two and two together and went to ask LGE, if they did nto ask LGE the public would still be guessing which VVIP and son are involved," said Pisau.Net when asked by Pantai Reporter.

Simmer came to a boil when pro-Pakatan newsportal, Malaysiakini dug up the dirt after pro-Pakatan bloggers charged that the VVIP must be a BN politician, reasoning that only BN people would have RM200,000 to pay off the victim.

Having stumbled on some details, Malaysiakini then asked LGE about the veracity of the story and he blew his top, blaming anti-Pakatan bloggers for the story.

In Susan Loone's story, she went to Heng Ee School in Penang to get confirmation and reported that the picture being played in some of the blog are not of the actual victim.

That statement indicates that the case did take place and the victim is known to the school, it's just that the pictures used by bloggers are of the wrong person.

Malaysiakini's report further showed that a student was transfered from Heng Ee to St Xavier.

So now we know that the molest case actually happened but we do not know for sure that it involves Lim Guan Eng's son, who, coincidentally, was also transferred from Heng Ee to St Xavier earlier this year.

Lynas has no permit to ship rare earth ore into Malaysia.

Source: Bernama via The Mole

The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti), in a joint statement today, said Lynas was not authorised to import any rare earth ore into the country without the prior approval of the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB).

"AELB has made it clear that no such approval was ever given," the statement said, adding that for the importation of rare earth ore into Malaysia, a would-be importer must be issued a two-stage authorisation.

On October 7, Miti, Mosti, AELB and other relevant agencies met leaders of the Anti-Lynas Coalition to clarify issues surrounding the Lynas controversy and to hear views of those who were opposed to the project.

At the meeting, the anti-Lynas representative told Miti they had information Lynas was planning to import rare earth ore in October via Kuantan Port. -- Bernama

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Susan Sarandon call Pope a Nazi

Susan Sarandon slammed Pope Benedict XVI at The Hamptons Film Festival over the weekend.

Sarandon was interviewed by Bob Balaban at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Saturday. She said she sent the pope a copy of the anti death penalty book, Dead Man Walking, authored by Sister Helen Prejean. Sarandon starred in the 1995 big-screen adaptation.

"The last one," she said, "not this Nazi one we have now."

Raja Nong Chik: Reduce reliance on cars, use public transport instead

Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin said the current growth in the number of motor vehicles in Malaysia is contributing to the traffic congestion that is costing the country billions in lost productivity.
He said that the number of cars on the road have grown between eight to 12 per cent for the last five years, and equally worrying is the fact that more people are now relying on private vehicles for transportation compared to those using public transportation.
Answering a question by DAP Member of Parliament, Dr Tan Seng Giaw, Raja Nong Chik said that the ratio now is 85:15, in favour of private transportation.
Tan wanted to know what steps the Government is taking to improve the quality of public transportation in the city.
The minister said that the conditions of roads in the city is satisfactory and there are enough roads to cater to the needs of the capital however the attitude of road users, together with accidents and road maintenance work all contribute towards traffic congestion.
He added that the Government is constantly improving the quality of roads as well as its network and there is also a concerted move to further improve the level of public transportation in the city

Monday, 17 October 2011

Chegubard sasar sebar 100,000 risalah anti-Rosmah sebelum November

Baza kisah seterusnay di SINI

Branson opens private space port

British billionaire Richard Branson opened the world's first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the new home for his company, Virgin Galactic.

The eccentric businessman, with usual flair, sported a black jacket and waves of hair flying as he inaugurated the building by breaking a champagne bottle against a hanger building, while rappelling down the side of it.

"Spaceport America," as the site is called, will serve "as the operating hub for Virgin Galactic and is expected to house up to two WhiteKnightTwos and five SpaceShipTwos, in addition to all of Virgin?s astronaut preparation facilities and mission control," said the company in a statement to the press.

Nurul Izzah: We will distribute 40,000 alternative Budget booklets

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will distribute 40,000 booklets summarising its alternative Budget to all its constituencies starting today to help get word of its fiscal plans to ground.

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said the booklet will include opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s speech on Tuesday outlining the main thrusts of PR’s “shadow Budget”.

Copies will be given to members of the public free of charge.

“It’s a start but at least we realise that without traction and support from the ground, there’s no use talking,” Nurul Izzah told a 150-strong crowd at the PR Alternative Budget Forum here last night.

Michael Chong: Malaysians don’t deserve to be called maid abusers

The Star

Malaysia does not deserve the reputation that its people abuse maids as the majority of employers treat domestic workers well, said MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong.

He said the general statement that human rights groups had made about the employers did not paint a “true picture” as many treated their maids kindly and treated them like family members.

Chong stressed that most Malaysians did not tolerate maid abuse and were quick to report to the authorities so that errant employers would be punished.

“The maids whom I've met were brought over by neighbours who rescued them from their employers.”

Friday, 14 October 2011

Pantai Bazaria criticised by Hawkers and MP

Source: FreeMalaysiaToday

Haphazard and indiscriminate planning is causing a lot of suffering to dispossessed Lembah Pantai traders.

In repeat of the Little India hawker episode, the traders are being told by KL City Hall (DBKL) to move their businesses to a temporary centre off Jalan Pantai Permai.

They will have to share the cramped Bazaria centre with at least 130 other hawkers. None of them know, however, how long they are to be located there.

Sundry shop owner Dhaiful Amran Kasim, 38, owned a roadside stall along Jalan Pantai Permai for over 3 years.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Nong Chik:Kampung Baru will only be developed if the landowners and heirs agree to it

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin reiterated that Kampung Baru will only be developed if the landowners and heirs agree to it.

He said although Kampung Baru Development Corporation Bill 2011 was passed by Dewan Rakyat last week, the approval of landowners and heirs is more important to the government.

“If the landowners and heirs don’t agree to it, we will stop the project. We  will only develop areas that get their approval.

“This is unlike claims by the opposition that we seize land from the owners and heirs who get a small profit while the developer makes a big profit,” he said at mini kindergarten convocation in Pantai Dalam here yesterday.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

IMF doesn't have enough to bail out Europe, collapse possible

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Monday the fund had adequate resources to deal with the debt crisis affecting the world economy.

"I believe that today the IMF has adequate resources," Lagarde told Europe 1 radio after some member nations of the G20 meeting in Paris on Friday and Saturday called for increased resources for the world body.

The United States said an increase was unnecessary.

Asked what she considered an adequate level of resources for the International Monetary Fund, Lagarde declined to give figures.

Rich and emerging G20 economies meeting in Paris committed to ensuring that the IMF has adequate resources to meet its responsibilities and said they looked forward to debate the issue during the G20 summit in Cannes, France, November 3 and 4.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Chavez dying of cancer, experts say he has two years

 Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez likely has less than two years to live, his former doctor said, as the ailing firebrand traveled to Cuba for a checkup following cancer treatment.
Chavez, 57, has been through four rounds of chemotherapy in Cuba since revealing he had a cancerous tumor removed in June. But Venezuela has provided few details about the exact nature of the cancer, aside from that it was in the pelvic area.
Salvador Navarrete, his former personal surgeon, told Mexican newspaper Milenio Semanal on Sunday that the leader's condition likely was worse than publicly admitted.

Read more:

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Chicago morgue too full of bodies

Apparently they cannot get enough of the plywood coffins for unclaimed bodies and as a result they have to double stack bodies in at least 30 cooler drawers.

Why is this happening in 'the greatest country on the planet'? Well maybe because it is no longer the greatest country on the planet.

Two things wrong many homeless people are dying every day there and why can't they afford 60 plywood coffins?

Read the full horrifying story HERE 

Bos Amerika vs Bos negara lain

Lu pikir lah sendiri.....

Sikit punya baguih Bos Amerika tekan pekerja biasa, bandingkan dengan Bos Jepun, inilah punca utama masalah ekonomi di US, Bos Bos semua dah tak merasai masalah pekerja dan orang kebanyakkan

agak agak Bos Malaysia kat mana ye?

Kalau nak baca cerita ni (in English) klik SINI

Mat Sabu samakan Nik Aziz dan Asri Muda

Asri Muda ni memang tak digemari orang PAS sebab dia keluar pas, tubuh parti lain dan join BN. OK lah, tapi tak OK lah kata MSO sebab dia tetap bekas presiden PAS...kenapa Mat Sabu tak sebut nama dia dalam ucapan dan buku penghargaan ketika meyambut ulang tahun PAS ke 60.

Yang lebih pelik nya Mat Sabu terlupa sebut nama Nik Aziz dalam ucapan dan juga buku penghargaan.... itu yang membuatkan MOS lebih marah. Maklumlah MSO ni memang taksub dengan Nik Aziz.

Baza pandangan MSO sepenuhnya di SINI

Nik Aziz: Kalau pakaian mendedah, padan muka kena rogol

Nak tahu siapa suka dan siapa tak suka dengan kenyataan Nik Aziz ni sila klik di SINI

Ujian Mati Pucuk

Mati Pucuk ialah satu keadaan yang mengerikan untuk lelaki dan kalau kita baca surat khabar, kes mati pucuk ni makin meningkat atas faktor kesihatan dan pelbagai penyakit.

Rupanya doktor memang ada satu set soalan untuk menguji sama anda  masih jantan ataupun sudah mati pucuk. Ianya terdiri dari 15 soalan yang dapat memberi gambaran tentang prestasi anda.

Kalau anda nak tahu cara untuk menguji jika anda sudah mula mengalami simptom mati pucuk sila klik di SINI

Time to rethink the model of public education

Public Education is a new thing in human history, we have had it only since the Industrial revolution and it was born of the economic need for an educated population to work the economy and also on the back of the Enlightenment.

However the reasoning for state-issued education may have run its useful course, perhaps it is time to rethink how we educate our children, taking into account the pace of development and the speed of information circulation.

I don't think we can continue to create jelly mould kids education that lasts 12 years, we should start looking at customisable and modular education that starts in primary school to allow for different interests and abilities.

Read more about how we can change our education system HERE

More dirt on MAS-Air Asia share swap

Air Asia getting a large chunk of Malaysia Airlines shareholding is making a lot of people upset, not least because they saw how Tony Fernandez screwed the Rural Air Service after being given the rights some years ago.

This time around it does look that His Tonyness is doing the same to Firefly, MAS's fledgling but increasingly popular low-cost arm.

MAS's sponsorship of WPR (Tony owns QPR) days after the share swap and change in directors also stank the news pages.

For the full range of dirt, click HERE

Betulka kerajaan DAP Penang tak lulus tanah untuk kroni?

YB Tan Chong Heong
Masa mula mula mengangkat sumpah sebagai ketua menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng berkata mereka tak akan benarkan wakil DAP memohon tanah di negeri tersebut selagi mereka berkuasa, satu janji yang cantek dan mendapat pujian ramai.

Masalahnya kadang kadang janji macam ni susah nak ditunai bila kawan dan sahabat kerap mengulangi permintaan.

Mungkin ini yang berlaku pada LGE, bila kerajaan negeri meluluskan permohonan sebidang tanah 1.1 hektar di Jalan Song Bang Kheng di Bukit Mertajam untuk ADUN DAP bagi Padang Lalang YB Tan Chong Heong dan saudara kandungnya Tan Hong Cheng

Baca cerita di SINI

Wardina dilantik duta hudud dikalangan artis?

Kita semua kenal Wardina, dia dikenali sebagai 'pendakwah' di kalangan artis.

Dalam hal Hudud Wardian kini telah menjadi jurucakap tak rasmi isu ini dalam kelompok glamour artis Malaysia. Elok lah kalau ada orang yang sanggup meluangkan masa memberi penjelasan tentang isu yang agak kompleks ini.

Sesiapa yang nak tahu lebih lanjut pasal hudud sila rujuk pada Wardina.
Kisah sepenuhnya di SINI

Lawyer: Reform before election or we have revolution

Human Rights activist and lawyer, Haris Ibrahim, threatened to organise Tahrir Square style uprising if the Barisan Nasional government were to hold elections before their demands for electoral reform is put in place.

Calls for Arab-Spring style revolution has been quietly fermenting among pro-Opposition groups although they officially deny any moves in that direction.

You can read Haris's stand in his own words HERE

Permit ditarik balik kerana tak hadir acara menteri

Menteri ada macam macam kuasa tapi sebanyak mana kuasa menteri, semuanya wajib digunakan untuk berkhidmat kepada Boss. Dalam sistem demokrasi atau sistem kerajaan yang berlandaskan Islam tanggungkawab Kerajaan adalah kepada rakyat. Bukan Rakyat yang kena kow tow dengan menteri

Dalam kes ini, pak menteri wajib beri penjelasan kenapa permit kawan kita ni digantung semata mata kerana tak hadir pada acara pak menteri.

Kalau ye pun acara tu penting, takkan lah sampai tak nak bagi anak bini peniaga ni makan sebulan, jangan jadi gila pak menteri, nanti rakyat menggila

Baca berita sepenuhnya di SINI

Pakatan budget unrealistic?

A Shadow Budget is typically more populist than the one tabled by the Government of the day because the Opposition is trying to unseat the Government and they do not have to actually implement the budget.

This time around, Pakatan has come up with a RM220billion budget that offers many goodies to the people but some are sceptical that there is enough money to be shared so generously with the average Malaysian.

You can read what pro-opposition Malaysians think about Pakatan's budget HERE

PAS Supporters' Club: Hudud is unpopular and inappropriate

Actually they said selling Hudud now is like selling ice cream on a rainy day.

“Pas needs to think as politicians and look at all angles. How sure are they that hudud will not be used and manipulated by rival parties? How will talk about hudud benefit Pas now?” asked Pas Supporters Club president Hu Pang Chow.

Hu believes matters relating to hudud should be resolved and put on hold first to avoid any conflicts within Pakatan Rakyat component parties and confidence among the public as well.

Pas youth head Nasruddin Hassan today said the party’s non-Muslim club’s stand about not understanding hudud is because they choose not to learn about it.

When contacted Nasruddin said: “The matter had been discussed from time to time ever since the Kelantan Syariah Law Enactment 1993, and we had been engaging the non-muslims, including representatives from DAP and liberal groups like Sisters in Islam."

Full story  HERE

Shell paid bandits to destroy Nigerian towns

New research reveals Shell paid militants who destroyed Nigerian towns

Shell fuelled human rights abuses in Nigeria by paying huge contracts to armed militants, according to a new report published by Platform and a coalition of NGOs and featured today in The Guardian.

Counting the Cost implicates Shell in cases of serious violence in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region from 2000 to 2010.

The report uncovers how Shell’s routine payments to armed militants exacerbated conflicts, in one case leading to the destruction of Rumuekpe town where it is estimated that at least 60 people were killed.

Full Story HERE

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

TNB menganiaya rakyat dengan bil anggaran

Ini bil elektrik saya bulan ini, ianya bukan bil anggaran tetapi bil bacaan sebenar yang saya terima selang sebulan.

Selama ini saya tidak mengambil endah sangat tentang bil TNB ini sebab kita meanggap bahawa TNB akan membaca meter dengan betul dan tidak mungkin menganiaya kita, walaupun bil dikenakan secara anggaran.

Iye lah selang sbulan bacaan sebanar akan dibuat maka bayaran anggran, jika terkurang atau terlebih sudah tentu akan ditolak dari bacaan sebenar.

Tetapi bulan ini seorang jiran merungut tentang bacaan bil nya yang tinggi, mencecah RM500 kerana pembaca bil tidak datang membuat bacaan sebenar sudah dua bulan, katanya bil biasa hanya seratus lebih...

Jiran ni duduk seorang jadi dia menyewakan bilik dan dalam otak dia, si penyewa lah yang menggunakan letrik dengan banyak, dia pun menunjukkan bil kepada saya.

ternampak ada keanehan, lalu saya pun balik ke rumah untuk melihat bil sendiri.

Jelas menurut bil di atas jumlah penggunaan elektrik selama dua bulan adalah 1,021 unit dan mesin pembaca TNB pun mengeluarkan kiraan menurut kadar penggunaan elektrik TNB, lebih banyak maka kadar yang dikenakan juga meningkat.

Kadar untuk 420 unit pertama ialah 21.8 sen
untuk 210 unit seterusnya 33.4 sen
210 unit seterusnya 40.0 sen

201 unit berikut ialah 40.2 sen

bila dicongak, maka bil saya untuk dua bulan ialah RM318.46, seperti yang tertera di bil
dari jumlah tersebut TNB menolak bayaran anggaran bulan sebelumnya iaitu RM152.37 sen dan bakinya ialah RM166.09 sen

Sekali pandang nampak macam semuanya OK tapi bila dipikir kan betul betul, ada sesuatu yang tak kena.

Seperti yang saya katakan tadi, bacaan untuk tempoh dua bulan menunjukkan saya menggunakan 1,021 unit elektrik, jadi jika dibahagikan kepada dua, sebulan saya menggunakan 510 unit elektrik.

Berdasarkan kadar yang dikenakan TNB, setiap bulan saya hanya perlu membayar dua kadar terendah kerana 420 campur 90 menjadikan 510.

Mengikut kiraan ini bil saya ialah:
420 x 21.8 sen   = RM91.56
90 x  33.4 sen  =   RM30.06
Jumlahnya  hanya RM121.62

jika dikalikan dengan dua bulan maka bil saya sepatutnya hanyalah RM243.24, jika ditolah RM152.37 yang sudah dibayar maka baki hanyalah RM90.87 sen dan bukannya RM166.09.

ini bermakna TNB telahmemaksa saya membayar RM76 lebih dari sepatutnya dan oleh kerana bacaan dua bulan saya ialah RM 318 maka ada kemungkina TNB akan menyelaraskan anggaran mereka kepada RM160 sebulan  dan terus menerus mengutip RM80 lebih dari sepatutnya setiap dua bulan

Dlaam tempuh satu tahun ini akan menjadi RM480lebihan yang terpaksa saya bayar kepada syarikat elektrik tunggal negara.

Sekiranya ini berlaku kepada 500,000 rumah maka TNB telah menganiaya rakyat Malaysia sebanyak RM240 juta setahun.

Dengan ini saya mahu TNB berhenti dari membuat kiraan anggaran seperti ini, sekiranya mereka tidak datang membaca bil selama dua bulan maka jumlah bacaan perlu dibahagi kepada dua dan dikenakan kadar yang sepautnya sebelum digandakan menjadi penggunaan dua bulan

Sekiranya mereka datang membaca enam bulan sekali, maka kadar bacaan perlulah dibahagi enam dan dicongak kadar bulanan sebelum dikali enam semula.

Saya akan menuntut TNB mengira bil saya semula pada hari Jumaat ini semasa membuat bayara, saya enggan membayar kadar yang tertera kerana ia adalah satu penganiayaan oleh TNB

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Not Tsu Kun: Denies involvement in photoshop job

Unpopular former Penang Chief Minister, Dr Koh Tsu Kun denied he forced a Chinese daily to photoshop his photo next to the Prime Minister, DS Najib Razak during a charity bicycle ride in Penang.

Pro Pakatan bloggers spotted the anomaly a few days ago and began playing it up before the story was picked up by The Mole

You can read the stories HERE and HERE

Sri Lankan adds God to Oz anthem and angers thousands

Ruth Ponniah wrote it for her church 23-years ago
THOUSANDS of schoolchildren are being forced to sing an alternative version of the Australian national anthem that installs "Christ" as the country's head of state and removes any reference to the Southern Cross.

In a move that outraged parents' groups have labelled "disrespectful", some 50 Christian schools of mixed denominations have replaced the second verse of Advance Australia Fair with the lyrics, which begin, "With Christ our head and cornerstone, we'll build our nation's might", for school assembly renditions.
The contentious version was penned 23 years ago by Sri Lankan immigrant Ruth Ponniah, 75, who now lives in Sydney, as part of her local church's bicentennial celebrations and is now sung in schools including the Penrith Christian School, St George Christian School, Westmead Christian Grammar School and Bethel Christian School in Mt Druitt.
Federal Education Minister Peter Garrett has admonished the unauthorised words, saying that under national protocols the anthem should not be modified and that the alternative verse had no place in the state's educational institutions - regardless of their religious affiliations.

The full story is HERE

British churches may no longer do weddings

British MP is trying to stop the church from conducting any marriage at all if it refuses to solemnise same-sex marriages

A member of the British Parliament is urging the country’s government to ban Christian churches from performing marriages if they refuse to also perform same-sex unions.

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove, wrote a letter Aug. 21 to Prime Minister David Cameron saying, “As long as religious groups can refuse to preside over ceremonies for same-sex couples, there will be inequality.”

Read all about it HERE

Delivery man's death made S. Korea cry

Delivery man earning $775 per month donates portion of income to needy

The death of a Chinese food delivery man who regularly donated a portion of his small salary to help the needy is touching the heart of the nation.

People he barely knew have attended his funeral, expressing condolence. They praised him for carrying out the spirit of sharing despite living on a shoestring budget.

Kim Woo-su, 54, died Sunday, two days after his motorcycle collided with a car while on a delivery run. Though Kim scratched a living as a delivery man of a small Chinese restaurant, he had given part of his salary to children in need through Child Fund Korea since 2006. He had earned 700,000 won ($600) a month from the restaurant in the southern Seoul town of Ilwon.

Korean Herald has the tear-jerking story HERE

No one is safe from Uncle Sam's Assassins

US Government slams by politicians and human rights group for assasinating top US-born Al-Qaeda member

Is this the world we want? Where the president of the United States can place an American citizen, or anyone else for that matter, living outside a war zone on a targeted assassination list, and then have him murdered by drone strike.

This was the very result we at the Center for Constitutional Rights and the ACLU feared when we brought a case in US federal court on behalf of Anwar al-Awlaki's father, hoping to prevent this targeted killing. We lost the case on procedural grounds, but the judge considered the implications of the practice as raising "serious questions", asking:

"Can the executive order the assassination of a US citizen without first affording him any form of judicial process whatsoever, based on the mere assertion that he is a dangerous member of a terrorist organisation?"

What is even more shocking is that some believe Al Awaliki is a CIA plant inside Al Qaeda

Read presidential runner Ron Paul's view HERE
The UK Guardian is WORRIED for us all

Big Brother tells youtube to yank protest videos

  • The British Government, joins the ranks of China for telling Google-owned Youtube to yank off videos of public protests.

In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.

The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.
Big Brother UK version HERE

China warns India not to look for oil in South China Sea

An Indian national oil company JV with Vietnam is at stake and China is not kidding here

China wants everything inside the red line
China has warned India against collaborating with Vietnam over oil and gas exploration in the disputed South China Sea. The warning comes as reports suggest an Indian state-owned oil producer is about to start joint exploration of gas resources despite protests from Beijing, the official Global Times has reported.

It’s a reminder of the dangers that still exist in the Sino-Indian relationship.

Global Times quoted Jiang Yu, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, as stating that ‘as for oil and gas exploration...we are opposed to any country engaged in the waters under China’s jurisdiction. We hope foreign countries do not get involved in the South China Sea dispute.

Full story HERE