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14 Articles From Around the World : Benghazi Not Totally Obama’s Fault, ‘Mr.Bean’ Gets the Boot from Putin’s Administration, 3 to 5 Popes Currently, Obama’s Detractors Bring Up Some Good Points (some less good), Backdoor Laws in USA, Marijuana And All Substances Real, or A Psy Op? – Allow The People To Grow their Own At Any Rate, Abstention Options For Israel?, Comfort Women – 99% Forced – 1% Willing So Japan can Spin 1% About the WW2 Human Trafficking Racket, China and Syria – Polytheism and Monotheism, Stephen Hawkins No Fan of Monotheists, North Korea Being Bullied?, Animal Labour Rights, Cynical Back End of Anti-Trafficking Groups A Parasitic/Collusive Industry, Consumer Rights And Legalisation of Adult Industry Sector Overdue, Undemocratic Voting Rights Rot in the UN Due To Presence of Microstates – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 16th May 2013

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ARTICLE 1

Source: Only President Could Have Given Stand Down Order During Benghazi Attack – May 8, 2013 by Tim Brown

A little over a month after the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, that left four Americans dead, then CIA Director David Petraeus denied that the CIA issued any type of stand down orders to those requesting to assist in Benghazi, leaving only one person that could have given such an order. This came as it was revealed that there were people on the ground with targets painted and air support overhead and the strike was called off. Even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich claimed that that it was rumored that emails from the National Security Adviser’s office told a counterterrorism group to sand down (by the way, this would be part of the reason for the piece yesterday on Ben Rhodes). Now Breitbart is reporting that a source with intimate information about what took place on the ground in Benghazi on the night the U.S. Consulate and the CIA annex was attacked by terrorists is confirming that only the President of the United States, or someone acting on his authority, could have prevented Special Forces from helping the Americans who were under assault.

Kerry Picket writes,

According to the source, when the attack on the Consulate occurred, a specific chain of command to gain verbal permission to move special-forces in must have occurred. SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Col. Gibson would have contacted a desk officer at the time, asking for that permission. That desk officer would have called Marine Corps Col. George Bristol, then in command of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara. From there, Bristol would have made contact with Rear Admiral Brian Losey, then Commander of Special Operations Command Africa. Losey would have contacted four-star General Carter Ham, commander of U.S. AFRICOM at the time. “Ham answers directly to the President of the United States,” said the source. It wasn’t a low-level bureaucrat making the call, the source adamantly added. We know that Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress indicating that he did not make a singled phone call on September 11, 2012. However, just days later, Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama called then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at approximately 10pm EST.

In fact, Carney told reporters, “Like every president before him, he has a national security adviser and deputy national security adviser. He was in regular communication with his national security team directly, through them, and spoke with the secretary of state at approximately 10 p.m. He called her to get an update on the situation.” Again, Obama was being coached by his national security team, which includes national security deputy Ben Rhodes.

Pickett says that the source explained, “I have a hard time thinking it was Hillary alone. Hillary may have tried to circumvent the counterterrorism board and deal with this. I think in order for her to tell General Ham, ‘No, you’re not going to get involved,’ she would have had to talk to the president. The president would have had to say, ‘No, take your commands from Hillary.’ He would have had said something, because Ham does not work for the Department of State; he works directly for the president.” Today we will begin getting some answers as whistleblowers in the Benghazi scandal, Mark I. Thompson, Gregory Hicks, and Eric Nordstrom, begin their testimony before Congress.

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I’d like to think that the highest authority in a foreign country (unless subverted by local governments) us the Ambssador who should also oversee any military operations. Even here, Ambassadors should have term limits THOUGH the departing Ambassador should remain to guide the new Ambassador if not too old. This way a small community of former Ambassadors could communicate with themselves and warn of any ‘problems’. Any landing army would then have this group who should have powers of the President WITHIN that country at any rate with the commanding officer reporting to the top brass in USA rather than the CIVILIAN president who by separation of powers consideration, should not be the ‘Supreme Commander’ of the forces as well. Once Congress and President decides to invade, the top brass takes over all military operations to achieve any goals set by the civvies and guided by the current Ambassadors and grouping of ex-Ambassadors. As for this case, Obama was in no position to give any orders being too far away and not specialising in that region much less serving in that region at all. Even if Obama did have the authority, the people in command and familiar with the situation there however are better qualified, even if they may not have that authority.

This way cult of personality is diluted, this way some form of democracy and separation of powers is aided. The President should be a go between and facilitator more than anything else, so by consideration that the President did not give the stand down order might indicate either indecisiveness OR democracy and separation of powers with others in the administration influencing the President’s decision though this should be part of law rather than at the President’s dispensation. The proceedings should be made available to the public AFTER the war is over or each area in conflict is resolved so that transparency can occur and the citizen at large not just plutocrats and military suppliers have access to what happens. Every dollar and cent spent on war is from the taxpayers after all.

ARTICLE 2

Russia’s Gray Cardinal Slips Away Into The Shadows : Then-Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov (left) is seen in February 2012 with Vladimir Putin, who was prime minister at the time, at a meeting on higher education in the Siberian city of Kurgan. – by Tom Balmforth – May 09, 2013

MOSCOW — Vladislav Surkov was known as the Kremlin’s gray cardinal — feared in the corridors of power and despised by the opposition. But the Russian deputy prime minister’s surprise resignation on May 8 has them worried.

Surkov’s departure, observers say, signals the rising power of hard-line factions, the “siloviki,” who have zealously prosecuted the crackdown on the opposition since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency.

The resignation of the once-hugely influential Surkov, observers say, is a major scalp in the belt of the siloviki and confirms a shift to a more hard-nosed ruling style cementing under Putin.

“This is an alarming signal, and it means that the siloviki have got the upper hand,” human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov told Interfax.

Some opposition figures, too, have greeted Surkov’s departure with alarm. Former Deputy Prime Minister and opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on May 8 portrayed it as the outcome of a battle between competing visions of Russia. He said the authorities “forced Surkov to quit, placing their bets entirely on the silovik structures.”

“There was a conflict between two styles of maintaining power,” he said. “Some thought that power had to be maintained by force, while Surkov thought that carrying out political manipulations and trickery was more effective than putting people in jail.”

To be sure, the shift toward a more hard-line style of rule was already well under way. It began in December 2011 when the political system that Surkov was credited with constructing appeared to wobble as allegations of parliamentary election fraud brought thousands onto the streets of Moscow, starting a phase of unprecedented anti-Kremlin protests.

Putin soon moved Surkov out of the Kremlin administration in a move widely seen as a demotion. Surkov was later given the post of deputy prime minister in the Dmitry Medvedev cabinet and was replaced in the Kremlin administration by his longtime rival Vyacheslav Volodin, who is associated with the siloviki clan.

Speaking to RFE/RL’s Russian Service, Vladimir Pribylovsky said that the accession of Volodin and the demise of Surkov, who was so instrumental in Putin’s first two terms, signal an ideological shift.

“Surkov used softer, indirect methods to twist arms and manage democracy,” Pribylovsky said. “Volodin represents harder methods. It’s always a fight for power and financial flows. But in this case there is the hint of something ideological — [a shift] from the softer methods of rule and propaganda to the more tough and direct.”

All-Out Battle

Surkov’s departure — or, as many believe, “ouster” — comes at a time of raging infighting between the ruling elites.

Officially, Surkov quit after failing to implement a raft of presidential decrees that Putin issued one year ago. But leading political analysts were skeptical of this explanation. They pointed instead to Surkov’s struggle with the powerful Investigative Committee, which spilled into the public domain spectacularly last week.

Speaking on a trip to London, Surkov issued a rare public attack on the Investigative Committee, an agency modeled after the FBI that reports directly to the Kremlin, for pressing a corruption probe into the Skolkovo innovation hub that Surkov was overseeing.

Aleksei Makarkin of the Center for Political Technology told “Izvestia” that Surkov opted to quit after realizing that further work in his post had “no prospects” given mounting pressure from rival elite power brokers. “Vladislav Surkov had tense relations with the Investigative Committee,” Makarkin said. “He who has the president’s ear has the last laugh. And [Putin] is on the side of the Investigative Committee.”

In the last year the Investigative Committee has been on the front line of the crackdown on the opposition, for instance launching multiple criminal cases against anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny. It has also charged more than two dozen activists with “mass disorder” for the violence that broke out on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012 as Putin returned to the Kremlin.

“Forbes Russia” provided another theory for Surkov’s departure. On May 9, it quoted sources in the government alleging that Volodin and Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov were behind the investigation into Skolkovo, Medvedev’s personal innovation project. On April 18, a criminal investigation was launched after a Skolkovo official was alleged to have paid opposition parliamentarian Ilya Ponomaryov, who has attended anti-Putin protests, $750,000 for lectures. The sources told “Forbes” that Surkov’s removal was the “latest episode” in the saga.

‘End Of An Era’

Whatever the case, Surkov’s demise is likely to intensify speculation that more ministers could be fired and that Medvedev himself could be sacked.

Gleb Cherkasov, editor in chief of the influential “Kommersant” daily, says Surkov’s resignation from the Medvedev cabinet at the very least lands a major blow to the prime minister.

“Surkov the person was a brand. He was himself a brand and he strengthened any job that he took on,” Cherkasov said. “It follows that his departure from the Medvedev government is a very serious blow to the weight of personnel. In the end, there are not many people in the country who have political and economic experience. There is a lot less remaining in Medvedev’s government than there was before this [episode].”

Once touted the third-most influential man in Russia, Surkov gained notoriety as the architect of Russia’s “sovereign” or “managed” version of democracy — a term that critics say describes a system of rule with only the trappings of democratic political process.

An advertising whiz kid who trained as a theater director, the 48-year-old Surkov was credited with micromanaging Russian politics in his post of first deputy chief of staff in charge of domestic politics.

He was famously dubbed the Kremlin’s “puppet master” by tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, who on May 8 called Surkov’s departure the “end of an era.”

“Surkov’s sacking has brought an end to the era of ‘managed democracy.'” Prokhorov wrote on his blog on May 8: “Whether you liked that era or not, Vladislav Surkov was clearly its starkest representative.”

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England’s Phenotype and NMP (Neuromedia-Programming) weapon against Putin and Russia. Putin did well personally to remove Surkov BUT democracy takes a hit again. English influence may not necessarily be more democratic but thats what too many 1st world countries use as a weapon. A nation is not owned by a few, but this English subversion is no better. Combined the whole Russian situation is worse.

ARTICLE 3

Three popes at Vatican as Francis welcomes head of Egypt’s Copts – by Alessandro Speciale| Religion News Service

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday (May 10) met with Pope Tawadros II, head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, an encounter that brought the number of popes within the Vatican walls to three this week.

Benedict XVI, the emeritus pope, returned to the Vatican on May 2, two months after his resignation, while Tawadros is only the second Coptic pope to visit the Vatican, after the historic visit of Pope Shenouda III to Pope Paul VI in 1973.

Tawadros — on his first foreign trip since he was elected in November — is staying at the Vatican’s guesthouse where Pope Francis is also living. Benedict is now living in a revamped convent a 5-minute walk away, but there were no plans for the two men to meet.

During his stay, the Coptic pope will meet with the heads of various Vatican departments as well as with the Coptic community in Italy.

Francis, 76, and Tawadros, 60, talked in private for 15 minutes and then held a joint prayer service in the Vatican’s Redemptoris Mater chapel. The Catholic pope was dressed in the traditional white cassock while the Coptic pope wore a long black robe. In their public remarks, they addressed each other as “Your Holiness.”

Copts, who trace the origin of their church to the evangelist Saint Mark in the first century, make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s population, while Catholics are a much smaller minority.

Since the Arab Spring revolution that overthrew Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, both Christian communities have been the target of increasing violence as Egypt’s political crisis fueled social instability.

In their public speeches, the two Christian leaders didn’t refer explicitly to the increasing number of sectarian attacks against Christian churches in Egypt.

But Francis did talk about an “ecumenism of suffering” among Christians. He added that in the “broader context of society and relations between Christians and non-Christians … from hard suffering can blossom forth forgiveness and reconciliation and peace.”

In the joint prayer service, the two popes prayed for “all countries and communities which are victims of conflict and violence” and for “peace and harmony without discrimination and injustice.”

Since his election last November, Tawadros has sought closer relations among Egypt’s Christians and has promoted the creation of the first Council of Christian Churches in the country.

In his speech on Friday, Tawadros invited Pope Francis to visit Egypt. But an official invitation from the Egyptian government would be required for the trip to take place.

The Coptic Church is the largest Christian community in the Middle East. Tawadros has harshly criticized the Muslim Brotherhood-led government that rules Egypt, accusing president Mohamad Morsi of neglecting the plight of the country’s religious minorities.

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There would be 5 Popes if the COE’s ‘King’ (that would be Charles) and Russia’s Orthodox Church ‘Patriarch’ Kiril are considered ‘Popes’. So whos the ‘Overpope’? Overlord Damaskinos? The Vamps and Goths can only hope lol . . .

 

ARTICLE 4

One Hundred Articles of Impeachment Against Obama – submitted by SadInAmerica on Tue, 05/07/2013 – 11:39pm.

There is a growing groundswell within American Republican and Tea Party ranks that impeachment proceedings should be initiated against President Obama on a whole list of violations of the Constitution and the War Powers Act. ~ Peter Paton

Congressmen Allen West of Florida (R-Florida) and Darrell Issa (R- California) have consistently and loudly criticized the president for overstepping the political mark and bypassing Congress’s approval on a whole range of dubious policies and issues: and the recent Obama attack on the Supreme Court of Justice and the Russian ” Open Mic ” gaffe on National Security, leads to one question…

Is Barack Obama making his own case for impeachment? Obama did not become the Democratic nominee for President without the help of several leaders of the Democratic Party who knew that he was not eligible for office

Listed below are the One Hundred Articles of Impeachment.

1. Appointment of a “shadow government” of some 35+ individuals termed “czars” who are not confirmed by the Senate and respond only to the president, yet have overarching regulatory powers – a clear violation of the separation of powers concept. Obama bypassed the Senate with many of his appointments of over 35 “czars.”

2. No congressional support for Libyan action (violation of the War Powers Act ). Obama lied to the American people when he said that there were no US troops on the ground in Libya and then later said they were only “logistical troops.” Obama violated the War Powers Act of 1973 by conducting a war against Libya without Congressional authorization.

3. Betraying of allies ( Israel and Great Britain. Obama has placed the security of our most trusted ally in the Middle East, Israel, in danger while increasing funding to the Palestinian Authority (Fatah, just another Islamic terrorist group) whilst they have enjoined a reconciliation pact with long-standing terrorist group Hamas and the disclosure of British nuclear secrets to the Russians in the Start Treaty.  Obama gave missile codes to British Trident missiles to Russia.

4. Backdoor implementation of the DREAM Act which would grant 22 million illegals amnesty. Obama passed the Dream Act through an executive order, bypassing Congress again. DREAM is: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors

5. Telegraphing troop reductions to enemies – against the consult of his experienced field commanders – while embracing negotiations with our enemy, the Taliban, and recognizing another, the Muslim Brotherhood.

6. Betrayal of Arizona. Obama brought a federal lawsuit against a sovereign state, Arizona, seeking to protect its citizens from this threat of mass illegal immigration

7. Obama’s Failure to enforce U.S. law, the Defense of Marriage Act. He’s stripped America of its moral base by his support for homosexuality and the attack on marriage between a man and a women Obama allows the DOJ to refuse to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.

8. Support of an inept and incompetent attorney general who has failed to prosecute voter intimidation cases (New Black Panther Party), initiated a dangerous gun-smuggling program (Operation Fast and Furious) – which resulted in deaths to one of our own law enforcement agents.

Obama allowed Operation Fast and Furious to occur, which allowed hundreds of Mexican nationals and Border Agent Brian Terry to be murdered with illegal arms given out by the ATF and DOJ.

9. Increasing the regulatory burden on American business through bypassing the legislative process with his executive branch agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration.

10. Failure to take the steps necessary to secure our borders and stem the flow of illegal immigration, termed as “repel invasions” in our United States Constitution in Article 1, Section 8 and Article 4, Section 4.

Obama has failed to defend US soil in Arizona as Mexican troops bring illegals and drugs into the USA, crossing the border doing so. This is a direct violation of Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution.

11. Inappropriately commanding the release of strategic oil reserves and providing Brazil $2 billion for its offshore oil exploration.

12. Illegally soliciting funds from within the White House ($5 dinner video fundraiser). The unalienable rights endowed to us by the Creator; life, liberty, and the pursuit (not guarantee) of happiness – are being threatened by the Obama administration.

This current government has abridged the consent of the governed and that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends. It is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it.

13. Taking on the Supreme Court’s power of judicial review with a preemptive striking against justices who might contemplate an unfavorable ruling on ObamaCare.

14. ”Open Mic ” gaffe in which he explained Russian President Dimitri Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” to sacrifice American security after his re-election

15. Occidental College Transcripts Reveals Obama Claimed Foreign Citizenship to Get Scholarship? http://tinyurl.com/czldzx8

16. Obama’s secret back channel Nuclear deal with Iran, a sworn enemy of America and our Allies

17. Obama’s offer of a seat at the table for our avowed enemy the Taliban

18. Barack Hussein Obama’s Ineligibility to be POTUS because he was born in Kenya

19. Obama and his Administration leaking previously classified information about our intelligence communities’ efforts to slow down Iran’s march to nuclear weaponry.

20. Obama destabilized Western Ally Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and allowed the Militant  and Anti West Muslim Brotherhood to take over the Egyptian Regime, posing a mortal threat to our Ally Israel and our own Western assets and interests in the region. Obama instigated a revolution in Egypt against an ally in the War on Terror.

21. Obama has appointed Muslim Brotherhood advisers, enemies of the State, to the White House. Aid and comfort to the Muslim Brotherhood is TREASON per Article 3 Sec III of the US Constitution.. http://tinyurl.com/3x88l2s

22. Obama bypassing Congress again by Executive Decree to allow Illegal Immigrants to remain and vote in America for partisan electoral purposes and reasons.

23. Obama selling citizenship to criminals in direct opposition to Federal Law.

24. Obama admin assisted Egypt in remilitarizing the Sinai, “something forbidden by the Camp David Accords” http://is.gd/nDwdbl

25. Obama has attempted to compel religious institutions to pay for abortion services — a clear violation of First Amendment rights

26. Obama apologizing on 9/11 day to our sworn Islamist enemies, the Salafists, the same day these terrorists massacred the American Ambassador and three other American officials in the Benghazi Embassy, Libya. and ramsacked and looted the Cairo Embassy in Egypt.

27. Obama spending billions in aid on America´s enemies, while disregarding the needs of the US.

28. Obama is directly responsible for the many wars and murders of Christians in the Middle East

29. Obama has financially ruined this country, and his actions are leading to the demise of the dollar. President Obama is either an idiot or he is purposely trying to destroy the American economy.

30. Obama is hollowing out our military, and destroying our intelligence gathering capability.

31. Obama, aka Barry Soetoro deliberately concealed his true illegal background to be POTUS, TRUTH out: why #Obama records sealed FOREIGN student ID http://twitpic.com/aufduf  Can we trust Pres. who games system – lies

32. Criminal cover up by the White House over BengaziGate, where four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens were murdered by Islamic Extremists.

33. #CANDYGATE Collusion with CNN Moderator Candy Crowley at the 2nd Debate  to cover up BengaziGate  The Candy-Obama Controversy : Get the Transcript’  http://amsp.ec/1P1Dyy

34. Obama’s Illegal Foreign Campaign money.

35. Obama Administration defining the Fort Hood Terrorist Act as a Workplace Accident, which gave succour and comfort to our enemies.

36. The Border-gate arms deal offense that resulted in the death of a border patrol agent as well as numerous innocent Mexican civilians.

37. Suspected organized and widespread election fraud engineered by Agents of the Obama Regime at the November 6th Presidential Election.

38. Obama and unrepentant terrorist William Ayers misappropriated over 300 million dollars in donations meant for the education of Chicago’s minority students. They routed the money to Obama’s community activist buddies who then tried to turn the students in radicals. The program was a total failure.

39. Obama, as an Illinois State Senator, redirected tens of millions in Illinois tax dollars to Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko, to provide housing for low income families. They returned the favor with political donations. The housing units were built with cheap materials and labor and are uninhabitable after a mere 10 years of use.

40. Obama accepted millions in illegal campaign contributions from foreign credit cards after the credit card filters used to screen out foreign money, was switched off. This also allowed domestic donors, who were over the legal limit, to contribute more.

41. Obama attempted to move control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department to the White House, to be managed by then Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel.

42. Obama had provided under the radar amnesty to illegal immigrants by allowing ICE Director John Morton to prohibit ICE officers from enforcing US immigration laws.

43. Obama allowed USAG Holder to ignore the violation of US immigration laws in the sanctuary cities, i.e.,San Francisco, etc.

44. Obama illegally fired the IG Walpin for investigating Obama’s buddy, Mayor Kevin Johnson (Sacramento), for fraud (850K) with AmeriCorps.

45. Obama is in contempt of Federal court for his illegal oil drilling moratorium in the Gulf…

46. Obama spent a month as the UN Security Council Chair in 2009, which raises the question of his conflict of interest between the US and the UN. This is also likely a violation of his Oath of Office as the UN conflicts with our Constitution on many levels, i.e., LOST, UN Small Arms ban, etc.

47. Obama signed an EO in December 2009 that allows Interpol to operate in the US without oversight by Congress, courts, FBI, or local law enforcement.

48. Obama and SecState Clinton misappropriated, er, used $23 million in US taxpayer funds to help Obama’s homeland of Kenya move to a communist nation where the freedom of speech, private property rights, and other rights are subservient to “social justice”.

This includes the fact that the Kenyan constitution adopted Sharia Law, which violates the basic human rights of women.

49. Obama was likely involved with then Governor Rod Blagojevich to try and sell his Illinois Senate seat, i.e., pay to play. Jesse Jackson Jr is under investigation for it and it appears that Valerie Jarrett might also have been involved.

50. Obama ran a website that asked Americans to report on other Americans, in the area of ObamaKare, using whitehouse.gov and taxpayer money to do so. He repeated this with AttackWatch.

51. Obama got onto the Indiana ballot through voter fraud in 2008.

52. Obama sealed all of his records that would show that he is possibly an illegal president, that he is feloniously using a false SSN, that his draft registration number is false, that his Fulbright award was falsely awarded as Obama claimed foreign student status, and that his student aid was falsely obtained.

53. Obama violated the Constitution by firing the GM CEO.

54. Obama violated bankruptcy laws by forcing GM bondholders to accept millions of dollars in losses of money that they were legally entitled to.

55. Obama violated bankruptcy laws by awarding the UAW with a share of GM and Chrysler during their bankruptcy proceedings.

56. Obama bought votes for ObamaKare with acts like, “Cornhusker Kickback”, “Louisiana Purchase” and the DoI increasing water allocations toCalifornia’sCentral Valley. This brought in the votes of Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa, both Democrat holdouts.

57. Obama lied about Americans being able to keep their healthcare coverage if they wanted to. ObamaKare is already forcing them out of their current coverage.

58. Obama attempted to bribe Joe Sestak with a job offer in order to get him to drop out of the Senate race against Arlen Specter.

59. Obama bypassed Congress and told the EPA to set carbon emission standards.

60. Obama forced BP to pony up a $20 billion slush fund to compensate Gulf Coast businesses and residents affected by the BP oil spill. It was administered by one of Obama’s political appointees and there is NO Congressional oversight.

61. Obama did nothing to Holder (abetted a felony) when Holder refused to prosecute two New Black Panther Party members for brandishing weapons in front of a voting location in Filthadelphia. A direct violation of the voters Civil Rights.

62. Obama bypassed the Senate with a recess appointment of Donald Berwick as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Violates policy.

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=273766

63. Obama illegally fired Sherry Sherrod from the USDA over remarks she made at an NAACP meeting in March 2010. He violated her due process.

64. Obama violated contractual law when his regime cancelled 77 oil field development contracts previously approved by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, under Bush 43’s administration. This keeps us from extracting from 2-3 TRILLION barrels of oil.

65. Obama used the DHS to determine the political affiliation of Americans making FOIA requests about the Regime. This led to requests being stalled, lost, etc.

66. Obama acted in April 2009, at the G20 meeting, to expand the Special Drawing Rights, that now gives the IMF more control over the US economy.

67. Obama issued an EO on July 12, 2011, attempting to restrict the Second  Amendment rights of US citizens in Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona.

68. Obama’s allowed the FCC to assume authority over the internet, in direct violation of a federal appeals court that DENIED the commission that authority. In December, the FCC voted and passed the first federal regulations on internet traffic.

69. Obama allows the DHS/TSA to routinely violate the 4th/5th Amendment rights of Americans at airports, train stations, and VIPER checkpoints.

70. Obama allows the DOJ in 2009 to stop enforcing federal drug laws in regards to marijuana.

71. Obama attempted to bypass Congress and raise the Debt Ceiling by “reinterpreting” the 14th Amendment.

72. Obama just bypassed the Senate AGAIN by appointing Richard Cordray to a new unconstitutional agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Violates policy.

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=273766

73. Obama deprived the due process of two U.S.citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, by assassinating them via a CIA drone attack in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011. This also raises the question of an act of war against Yemen for firing into a sovereign nation. Obama said in 2008:

“No. I reject the Bush Administration’s claim that the President has plenary authority under the U.S. Constitution to detainU.S.citizens without charges as unlawful enemy combatants.”

74. Obama allowed Education Secretary Arne Duncan to grant waivers to No Child Left Behind however, this is a law enacted by Congress and neither Obama nor Duncan have the authority to authorize that.

75. Obama allowed the bailouts to grant money without the authority to do so. “No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law.” Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7U.S.Constitution

76. Obama allowed Operation Castaway to occur, which allowed firearms laws to be broken through coercion of legal gun dealers.

77. Obama bypassed the Senate to appoint three people to the National Labor Relations Board. (Naturally, they’ll all be Obomobots) Violates policy.

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=273766

78. Obama twenty three illegal Executive Orders to impose a Gun Grab, which is a direct violation of the Second Amendment.

79.  Providing aid and comfort to the enemy by announcing the date for unilateral withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan. Thereby providing the impetus for the escalation of the green on blue attacks

80. Obama by announcing the date for unilateral withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby triggered the disintegration of the green respect that had been a goal of the training mission.

81. Obama deliberately interfering in the elections of our chief ally in the Middle East, Israel to try and influence the result.

82. Obama supplying the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt with F16 Jets and 220 Abram Tanks, sworn enemies of the USA and our Chief Ally Israel.

83. Obama nominating a Muslim John Brennan to be Director of the CIA,when America is at War with Radical Islamic Terrorists.

84. Obama nominating Chuck Hagel, a sworn enemy of our Chief Ally Israel, to be Secretary of Defense

85. Obama and Holder breaking Constitutional Law, by introducing Drone attacks on Americans.

86. Obama is using his Executive Decree to allow 80,000 Muslims to enter America next year, and 100,000 Muslims  for the next five years.

87. The Obama administration failed to enforce a century-old law meant to prevent immigrants from taking root in the U.S. only to live on the government dole

88. The Obama administration’s release of hundreds and potentially thousands of illegal-alien criminals from U.S. detention centers

89. The sequester is actually a plot by Obama to cut defense spending and transfer money to “ACORN-like” groups that would help elect Democratic candidates.

90. The Obama administration’s allegedly revealing his political opponents’ private tax information to the media.

91. Obama allowing the third Saudi Bomber in Boston be deported to Saudi Arabia – Arch Terrorist Osama Bin Laden’s son

92. Obama Will Not Charge Boston Jihad Bombers as Enemy Combatants

93. White House Link to Illegal Taping of Sen. McConnell

94. Allowing Islamic Terror Group the Taliban to flourish and operate on American soil.

95. The Obama Government has been caught promoting the delivery of taxpayer-funded welfare benefits to foreigners – “These disclosures further confirm the fact that the Obama administration cannot be trusted to protect our borders or enforce our immigration laws. And the coordination with a foreign government to attack the policies of an American state is contemptible,”

96. Agents of the Obama Regime conspired in 2008 to get Obama’s name illegally put on the Indiana Primary Ballot.

97. Obama Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Involved In Massive Vote Fraud Scandal? http://j.mp/15QrBsb

98. TREASON…Obama Government Hired Al Qaeda to Defend the Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi?

99. Obama Military Considers Stopping Christians from Proselytizing

100. Obama and SecState Clinton’s efforts to bring the US under the UN’s Small Arms Treaty are direct violations of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.

UNKNOWN: How many exact other violations of his Oath of Office.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Updates as needed…

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Many are applicable only at the assent of the private person or company. Others are diplomacy based and foreign assenting (unilateral to the point where a country is militarily weak to not prevent if that country wanted to) though public reports would help. Migration issues or firings of functionaries might have an occult agenda or reason that could make or break the USA (with the power mongers and self serving politicians specifically hiring or nepotising via name or other casual links unnoticeable to most citizens unless particularly studied in these agendas), which is why USA adoption of citizens is now banned by Russia. Food named functionaries and the number thereof in an administration is a sign of hiding things. All mispelled and other language referebnce to food in names should be noted. The more inrentionally these people are left out of the government, the spiritually cleaner and less Orwellian the government is. Currency or economic actions that appear destructive MUST be taken in amanner that understands MONEY DEOS NOT EXIST but geopolitics does. There is no such thing as economy either but they need to keep the sheeple in contorol so rather  than distribute unused state land or national wealth in tehe form of plantations or minerals or lands that are fertile, they prefer to play such games.

The writer seems like a well meaning redneck enmired in the idea of being human or that the laws of physics are all that make up Earth. That is not the case and every word spoken or action done has some system or underlying effect. Thinking like redneck here will only stagnate ‘reality’, which is far more than birthday parties, graduations, high school graduations, weddings, births, education loans (education should be free), bad laws, refusal to distribute unused state land, allowing billionaire plutocrats to hold 99% of the wealth of the country, not amending abusive laws etc etc..

But the sheeple cannot conceive this well and like frightened animals startled running off into the forest when a car is started up or a computer goes on, the same rednecks or even white collars are being handles with kid gloves of relgion, an urbanscape, a sense of society and civilisation where there really isnt anything except self preservation and ‘getting along’ because the police and army are there. The types of people beyond this would not be a danger without the police and army. BUT without? And at the same time, negative freedoms are sacrificed where the most retarde 3rd world countries are. They impose religion, sexual orientation oppression if 3rd world, or orwellian law and dress codes blanketwise rather than piecemeal if 2nd world, and in the 1st world you can get as much freedom as government oversight (there us technocracy when this haooens, where minds I suspect are mapped and tagged and watched at all turns) though even then zoning laws oppress and necessitate people having as much space as possible to express themselves etc.. To ensure progress they create all kinds of wars and false flags and legal snarl ups to keep the people occupied than THINKING. There is no need to work, there is no currency, there are no limits to whar a person should and can think. learn to leave the land and consider seasteading to ‘be self’, rednecks. A redneck view of reality is too small and satisfaction too easy to achieve being so limited in scope, and is a symptom of society’s limiting enforcement.

ARTICLE 5

Scorecard: How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost?  – by WashingtonsBlog – February 21, 2013

How Many Constitutional Freedoms Do We Still Have? (Painting by Anthony Freda: http://www.AnthonyFreda.com)

Preface: While a lot of people talk about the loss of our Constitutional liberties, people usually speak in a vague, generalized manner … or focus on only one issue and ignore the rest.

This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.

First Amendment

The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

However, the government is arresting those speaking out … and violently crushing peaceful assemblies which attempt to petition the government for redress.

A federal judge found that the law allowing indefinite detention of Americans without due process has a “chilling effect” on free speech. And see this and this.

There are also enacted laws allowing the secret service to arrest anyone protesting near the president or other designated folks (that might explain incidents like this).

The threat of being labeled a terrorist for exercising our First Amendment rights certainly violates the First Amendment.   The government is using laws to crush dissent, and it’s gotten so bad that even U.S. Supreme Court justices are saying that we are descending into tyranny.

For example, the following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a “suspected terrorist” today:

Being young (if you live near a battle zone, you are fair game; and see this)

Using social media

Reporting or doing journalism

Speaking out against government policies

Protesting anything (such as participating in the “Occupy” movement)

Questioning war (even though war reduces our national security; and see this)

Criticizing the government’s targeting of innocent civilians with drones (although killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism. And see this)

Asking questions about pollution (even at a public Congressional hearing?)

Paying cash at an Internet cafe

Asking questions about Wall Street shenanigans

Holding gold

Creating alternative currencies

Stocking up on more than 7 days of food (even though all Mormons are taught to stockpile food, and most Hawaiians store up on extra food)

Having bumper stickers saying things like “Know Your Rights Or Lose Them”

Investigating factory farming

Infringing a copyright

Taking pictures or videos

Talking to police officers

Wearing a hoodie

Driving a van

Writing on a piece of paper

(Not having a Facebook account may soon be added)

And holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:

Being frustrated with “mainstream ideologies”

Valuing online privacy

Supporting Ron Paul or being a libertarian

Liking the Founding Fathers

Being a Christian

Being anti-tax, anti-regulation or for the gold standard

Being “reverent of individual liberty”

Being “anti-nuclear”

“Believe in conspiracy theories”

“A belief that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack”

“Impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”

“Insert religion into the political sphere”

“Those who seek to politicize religion”

“Supported political movements for autonomy”

Being “anti-abortion”

Being “anti-Catholic”

Being “anti-global”

“Suspicious of centralized federal authority”

“Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”

“A belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in … survivalism”

Opposing genetically engineered food

Opposing surveillance

Of course, Muslims are more or less subject to a separate system of justice in America.

And 1st Amendment rights are especially chilled when power has become so concentrated that the same agency which spies on all Americans also decides who should be assassinated.

Second Amendment

The 2nd Amendment states:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Gun control and gun rights advocates obviously have very different views about whether guns are a force for violence or for good.

But even a top liberal Constitutional law expert reluctantly admits  that the right to own a gun is as important a Constitutional right as freedom of speech or religion:

Like many academics, I was happy to blissfully ignore the Second Amendment. It did not fit neatly into my socially liberal agenda.

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It is hard to read the Second Amendment and not honestly conclude that the Framers intended gun ownership to be an individual right. It is true that the amendment begins with a reference to militias: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Accordingly, it is argued, this amendment protects the right of the militia to bear arms, not the individual.

Yet, if true, the Second Amendment would be effectively declared a defunct provision. The National Guard is not a true militia in the sense of the Second Amendment and, since the District and others believe governments can ban guns entirely, the Second Amendment would be read out of existence.

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More important, the mere reference to a purpose of the Second Amendment does not alter the fact that an individual right is created. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is stated in the same way as the right to free speech or free press. The statement of a purpose was intended to reaffirm the power of the states and the people against the central government. At the time, many feared the federal government and its national army. Gun ownership was viewed as a deterrent against abuse by the government, which would be less likely to mess with a well-armed populace.

Considering the Framers and their own traditions of hunting and self-defense, it is clear that they would have viewed such ownership as an individual right — consistent with the plain meaning of the amendment.

None of this is easy for someone raised to believe that the Second Amendment was the dividing line between the enlightenment and the dark ages of American culture. Yet, it is time to honestly reconsider this amendment and admit that … here’s the really hard part … the NRA may have been right. This does not mean that Charlton Heston is the new Rosa Parks or that no restrictions can be placed on gun ownership. But it does appear that gun ownership was made a protected right by the Framers and, while we might not celebrate it, it is time that we recognize it.

The gun control debate – including which weapons and magazines are banned – is still in flux …

Third Amendment

The 3rd Amendment prohibits the government forcing people to house soldiers:

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Hey … we’re still honoring one of the Amendments! Score one for We the People!
In America, Journalists Are Considered Terrorists
Painting by Anthony Freda: http://www.AnthonyFreda.com.

Fourth Amendment

The 4th Amendment prevents unlawful search and seizure:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

But the government is flying drones over the American homeland to spy on us.

Senator Rand Paul correctly notes:

The domestic use of drones to spy on Americans clearly violates the Fourth Amendment and limits our rights to personal privacy.

Paul introduced a bill to “protect individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles commonly called drones.”

Emptywheel notes in a post entitled “The OTHER Assault on the Fourth Amendment in the NDAA? Drones at Your Airport?”:

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As the map above makes clear–taken from this 2010 report–DOD [the Department of Defense] plans to have drones all over the country by 2015.

Many police departments are also using drones to spy on us. As the Hill reported:

At least 13 state and local police agencies around the country have used drones in the field or in training, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, an industry trade group. The Federal Aviation Administration has predicted that by the end of the decade, 30,000 commercial and government drones could be flying over U.S. skies.

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“Drones should only be used if subject to a powerful framework that regulates their use in order to avoid abuse and invasions of privacy,” Chris Calabrese, a legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said during a congressional forum in Texas last month.

He argued police should only fly drones over private property if they have a warrant, information collected with drones should be promptly destroyed when it’s no longer needed and domestic drones should not carry any weapons.

He argued that drones pose a more serious threat to privacy than helicopters because they are cheaper to use and can hover in the sky for longer periods of time.

A congressional report earlier this year predicted that drones could soon be equipped with technologies to identify faces or track people based on their height, age, gender and skin color.

Even without drones, Americans are the most spied on people in world history:

The American government is collecting and storing virtually every phone call, purchases, email,  text message, internet searches, social media communications, health information,  employment history, travel and student records, and virtually all other information of every American. [And see this.]

Some also claim that the government is also using facial recognition software and surveillance cameras to track where everyone is going.  Moreover, cell towers track where your phone is at any moment, and the major cell carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, responded to at least 1.3 million law enforcement requests for cell phone locations and other data in 2011. (And – given that your smartphone routinely sends your location information back to Apple or Google – it would be child’s play for the government to track your location that way.)    Your iPhone, or other brand of smartphone is spying on virtually everything you do  (ProPublica notes: “That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker“).

As the top spy chief at the U.S. National Security Agency explained this week, the American government is collecting some 100 billion 1,000-character emails per day, and 20 trillion communications of all types per year.

He says that the government has collected all of the communications of congressional leaders, generals and everyone else in the U.S. for the last 10 years.

He further explains that he set up the NSA’s system so that all of the information would automatically be encrypted, so that the government had to obtain a search warrant based upon probably cause before a particular suspect’s communications could be decrypted.  [He specifically did this to comply with the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure.] But the NSA now collects all data in an unencrypted form, so that no probable cause is needed to view any citizen’s information.  He says that it is actually cheaper and easier to store the data in an encrypted format: so the government’s current system is being done for political – not practical – purposes.

He says that if anyone gets on the government’s “enemies list”, then the stored information will be used to target them. Specifically, he notes that if the government decides it doesn’t like someone, it analyzes all of the data it has collected on that person and his or her associates over the last 10 years to build a case against him.

Wired reports:

Transit authorities in cities across the country are quietly installing microphone-enabled surveillance systems on public buses that would give them the ability to record and store private conversations….

The systems are being installed in San Francisco, Baltimore, and other cities with funding from the Department of Homeland Security in some cases ….

The IP audio-video systems can be accessed remotely via a built-in web server (.pdf), and can be combined with GPS data to track the movement of buses and passengers throughout the city.

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The systems use cables or WiFi to pair audio conversations with camera images in order to produce synchronous recordings. Audio and video can be monitored in real-time, but are also stored onboard in blackbox-like devices, generally for 30 days, for later retrieval. Four to six cameras with mics are generally installed throughout a bus, including one near the driver and one on the exterior of the bus.

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Privacy and security expert Ashkan Soltani told the Daily that the audio could easily be coupled with facial recognition systems or audio recognition technology to identify passengers caught on the recordings.

RT notes:

Street lights that can spy installed in some American cities

America welcomes a new brand of smart street lightning systems: energy-efficient, long-lasting, complete with LED screens to show ads. They can also spy on citizens in a way George Orwell would not have imagined in his worst nightmare.

­With a price tag of $3,000+ apiece, according to an ABC report, the street lights are now being rolled out in Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh, and may soon mushroom all across the country.

Part of the Intellistreets systems made by the company Illuminating Concepts, they have a number of “homeland security applications” attached.

Each has a microprocessor “essentially similar to an iPhone,” capable of wireless communication. Each can capture images and count people for the police through a digital camera, record conversations of passers-by and even give voice commands thanks to a built-in speaker.

Ron Harwood, president and founder of Illuminating Concepts, says he eyed the creation of such a system after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Hurricane Katrina disaster. He is “working with Homeland Security” to deliver his dream of making people “more informed and safer.”

Fox news notes that the government is insisting that “black boxes” be installed in cars to track your location.

The TSA has moved way past airports, trains and sports stadiums, and is deploying mobile scanners to spy on people all over the place.  This means that traveling within the United States is no longer a private affair.  (And they’re probably bluffing, but the Department of Homeland Security claims they will soon be able to know your adrenaline level, what you ate for breakfast and what you’re thinking … from 164 feet away.)

And Verizon has applied for a patent that would allow your television to track what you are doing, who you are with, what objects you’re holding, and what type of mood you’re in.  Given Verizon and other major carriers responded to at least 1.3 million law enforcement requests for cell phone locations and other data in 2011, such information would not be kept private.  (And some folks could be spying on you through your tv using existing technology.)

Of course, widespread spying on Americans began before 9/11 (confirmed here and here. And see this). So the whole “post-9/11 reality” argument falls flat.

And the spying isn’t being done to keep us safe … but to crush dissent and to smear people who uncover unflattering this about the government … and to help the too big to fail businesses compete against smaller businesses (and here).

In addition, the ACLU published a map in 2006 showing that nearly two-thirds of the American public – 197.4 million people – live within a “constitution-free zone” within 100 miles of land and coastal borders:

The ACLU explained:

Normally under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the American people are not generally subject to random and arbitrary stops and searches.

The border, however, has always been an exception.  There, the longstanding view is that the normal rules do not apply.  For example the authorities do not need a warrant or probable cause to conduct a “routine search.”

But what is “the border”?  According to the government, it  is a 100-mile wide strip that wraps around the “external boundary” of the United States.

As a result of this claimed authority, individuals who are far away from the border, American citizens traveling from one place in America to another, are being stopped and harassed in ways that our Constitution does not permit.

Border Patrol has been setting up checkpoints inland — on highways in states such as California, Texas and Arizona, and at ferry terminals in Washington State. Typically, the agents ask drivers and passengers about their citizenship.  Unfortunately, our courts so far have permitted these kinds of checkpoints – legally speaking, they are “administrative” stops that are permitted only for the specific purpose of protecting the nation’s borders.  They cannot become general drug-search or other law enforcement efforts.

However, these stops by Border Patrol agents are not remaining confined to that border security purpose.  On the roads of California and elsewhere in the nation – places far removed from the actual border – agents are stopping, interrogating, and searching Americans on an everyday basis with absolutely no suspicion of wrongdoing.

The bottom line is that the extraordinary authorities that the government possesses at the border are spilling into regular American streets.

Computer World reports today:

Border agents don’t need probable cause and they don’t need a stinking warrant since they don’t need to prove any reasonable suspicion first. Nor, sadly, do two out of three people have First Amendment protection; it is as if DHS has voided those Constitutional amendments and protections they provide to nearly 200 million Americans.

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Don’t be silly by thinking this means only if you are physically trying to cross the international border. As we saw when discussing the DEA using license plate readers and data-mining to track Americans movements, the U.S. “border” stretches out 100 miles beyond the true border. Godfather Politics added:

But wait, it gets even better!  If you live anywhere in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey or Rhode Island, DHS says the search zones encompass the entire state.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have a “longstanding constitutional and statutory authority permitting suspicionless and warrantless searches of merchandise at the border and its functional equivalent.” This applies to electronic devices, according to the recent CLCR “Border Searches of Electronic Devices” executive summary [PDF]:

Fourth Amendment

The overall authority to conduct border searches without suspicion or warrant is clear and longstanding, and courts have not treated searches of electronic devices any differently than searches of other objects.  We conclude that CBP’s and ICE’s current border search policies comply with the Fourth Amendment.  We also conclude that imposing a requirement that officers have reasonable suspicion in order to conduct a border search of an electronic device would be operationally harmful without concomitant civil rights/civil liberties benefits.  However, we do think that recording more information about why searches are performed would help managers and leadership supervise the use of border search authority, and this is what we recommended; CBP has agreed and has implemented this change beginning in FY2012.

First Amendment

Some critics argue that a heightened level of suspicion should be required before officers search laptop computers in order to avoid chilling First Amendment rights.  However, we conclude that the laptop border searches allowed under the ICE and CBP Directives do not violate travelers’ First Amendment rights.

The ACLU said, Wait one darn minute! Hello, what happened to the Constitution? Where is the rest of CLCR report on the “policy of combing through and sometimes confiscating travelers’ laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices—even when there is no suspicion of wrongdoing?” DHS maintains it is not violating our constitutional rights, so the ACLU said:

If it’s true that our rights are safe and that DHS is doing all the things it needs to do to safeguard them, then why won’t it show us the results of its assessment? And why would it be legitimate to keep a report about the impact of a policy on the public’s rights hidden from the very public being affected?

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As ChristianPost wrote, “Your constitutional rights have been repealed in ten states. No, this isn’t a joke. It is not exaggeration or hyperbole. If you are in ten states in the United States, your some of your rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights have been made null and void.”

The ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the entire DHS report about suspicionless and warrantless “border” searches of electronic devices. ACLU attorney Catherine Crump said “We hope to establish that the Department of Homeland Security can’t simply assert that its practices are legitimate without showing us the evidence, and to make it clear that the government’s own analyses of how our fundamental rights apply to new technologies should be openly accessible to the public for review and debate.”

Meanwhile, the EFF has tips to protect yourself and your devices against border searches. If you think you know all about it, then you might try testing your knowledge with a defending privacy at the U.S. border quiz.

Wired pointed out in 2008 that the courts have routinely upheld such constitution-free zones:

Federal agents at the border do not need any reason to search through travelers’ laptops, cell phones or digital cameras for evidence of crimes, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, extending the government’s power to look through belongings like suitcases at the border to electronics.

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the government, finding that the so-called border exception to the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches applied not just to suitcases and papers, but also to electronics.

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Travelers should be aware that anything on their mobile devices can be searched by government agents, who may also seize the devices and keep them for weeks or months. When in doubt, think about whether online storage or encryption might be tools you should use to prevent the feds from rummaging through your journal, your company’s confidential business plans or naked pictures of you and your-of-age partner in adult fun.

Paintings by Anthony Freda: http://www.AnthonyFreda.com.

Fifth Amendment

The 5th Amendment addresses due process of law, eminent domain, double jeopardy and grand jury:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

But the American government has shredded the 5th Amendment by subjecting us to indefinite detention and taking away our due process rights.

The government claims the right to assassinate or indefinitely detain any American citizen on U.S. citizen without any due process. And see this.

As such, the government is certainly depriving people of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

There are additional corruptions of 5th Amendment rights – such as property being taken for private purposes.

The percentage of prosecutions in which a defendant is denied a  grand jury is difficult to gauge, as there is so much secrecy surrounding many terrorism trials.

Protection against being tried twice for the same crime after being found innocent (“double jeopardy”) seems to be intact.

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Alot of the above would be selectively applied. But where sometimes some issues are personal or antidemocratic is what the writer appears to fear. To save red tape is good. But to allow challenge AFTER being arrested and what not and being able to demand equitabel compensation will be the acid test. This looks bad but if term limits and all sorts of checks and balances are present the above should be ok. Secular people should be preferred employeees of ALL corps as well as the govt. The religous tend gain too much puropose or pleasure to proseltytize and cannot be the best employees. For example would any different faithed person like their food prayed over or being prepared by people who would be fighting on the battlefield in their spare time?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/09/did-an-imam-really-use-arabic-prayer-to-covertly-damn-fallen-seal-team-6-members-to-hell-during-their-funeral/

ARTICLE 6

Why We Do Not Recommend Using Marijuana – by Matt Browning

The reality of marijuana is that it alters your perception of reality. If you alter something what are you doing? You’re changing it. Sometimes that may be what a person needs, many times it is not. Marijuana is a teacher plant that has several medicinal benefits, but when it is used for recreation or becomes dependent upon rather than worked with for the proper reasons it can have debilitating consequences.

As with any medicinal teacher plant, it has the ability to assist with correcting imbalances in an individual, but just like any other medicine it should only be used to show the individual or the individuals body the proper way to be operating without the present imbalance. Then the individual or their body should take the information and apply it to its way of operating and continue to produce the balanced effect on their own. This is the proper way to use medicines and not become dependent upon
them.

When you are dependent upon something, who has the power? You or the thing you are dependent upon? The thing you’re dependent on does because you believe you need it. Anything you become dependent on begins to dissipate your power, making you weaker, more imbalanced. So in the case of continual use of medicines the very thing that you were using to help with an imbalance actually begins to cause more imbalance over time. The body has the ability to correct any imbalance, but you have to be willing to research and understand it and then look at what is causing the imbalance. If a medicine is the best solution to correct the imbalance then study the medicine and understand how it corrects the imbalance. Then look at yourself and apply those characteristics to your self through whatever healthy means available, whether it be diet or exercise or thoughts or change in environment or anything else.

Continual or excessive temporary use of marijuana causes tears or holes in a persons etheric field. Your etheric field is basically a field of energy that surrounds your physical body. It is sometimes referred to as the aura, though when the aura is perceived by people it is not exactly the etheric field, or at least not the whole of it. The aura is more like an energetic reflection. The aura is actually the refraction of the light waves of the persons emotions they have or feelings that make up their being.

This is why it is usually described by a color. Those colors correspond to whatever emotions the person is experiencing or whatever underlying feelings make up their being. To most people the etheric field is invisible to the naked eye. Your etheric field is involved in recreating or displaying the reality you perceive or experience.

First it is important to understand that everything is energy and that energy exists in the form of sound and light waves. Those waves are filled with information. That information, once translated, is what makes up our perception of reality. Think of it like a television. The media station transmits information in the form of radio waves. Your television takes these radio waves and its trans-receiver translates the information within the waves and projects it into an image that you see and experience on the screen. This is how your etheric field works as well. It is your trans-receiver. Information contained in light and sound waves is translated by being refracted back to us as it enters into our etheric field.The refracting of the light and sound waves is what translates the information stored in them into what we perceive as our realities. If there are tears or holes in our etheric field then the sound and light waves are refracted at an untrue angle causing an individual to not get the complete and pure form of the information. Basically causing a fragment or distortion of the information. The information is skewed from its true form and mis-translated. This is primarily experienced in one of two ways.

The first is by creating complacency or stagnation. The information is buffered so the intensity, urgency, or severity isn’t truly experienced. For example a guy may be in a relationship where his partner is shagging all the neighbors, he works at a job that is robbing him of his life force, doesn’t pay squat, and the employers walk all over him, and he struggles each month to keep the utilities on and he’s constantly spending any extra money just to keep his car running. Normally these would be signs that some changes need to take place in his life, but a few minutes each day with Mary Jane and things don’t seem as bad as they really are. The guy starts thinking “well there’s always tomorrow to start working on these issues and at least I have heat and shelter, and at least I have a job and a car, and at least I have a partner to share this miserable existence with. Things could be a lot worse, and at least I have all these things and this wonderful bag of weed here to keep me realizing just how lucky I am.” So the man doesn’t see the true nature or severity of the information coming in and becomes stagnant and complacent. Never growing or evolving beyond an “it could be worse” existence.

The second is the way the information gets mis-translated from this fragmentation or distortion is by over enhancing the information. Talk to someone who uses or has used marijuana on a daily or very frequent basis and they will most likely tell you that they used or use it because it makes everything better. Music sounds better, jokes are funnier, physical sensations feel better, and definitely food tastes better. Now you might be saying that doesn’t sound so bad, but the truth is it is an illusion. It also enhances emotional reactions and fear as well. This may be in the form of paranoia, anxiety, anger, sadness, negativity, or many other undesirable feelings. These are all caused by imbalances. The illusion is created because only part of the information is translated and focused on. The other part of the information or code that hits the etheric field that isn’t being translated (because it isn’t refracted properly due to the tares and holes) gets replaced by a replication of the information that actually does get refracted, but now that information has doubled so it is twice as intense. That’s great if the information coming in is “that tastes good, that feels good, that is funny, that sounds incredible, that smells delightful,” but if the information coming in is something that is a warning or negative, then it gets enhanced. Either way it is a translation of information that is lacking in some of the information and excessive in other parts of it. That is an illusion, a mis-translation.

Even if a person starts to look at their amount of marijuana use, they will most likely not be able to perceive it accurately because the information that they are perceiving about it is being refracted improperly as well and is probably telling them they don’t use that often or when they do it is a small amount or that they don’t use as much as so and so or “hey. its not like I’m Tommy Chong”.

Marijuana is a sticky thing that traps, literally. The THC crystals which are what produce the psychoactive properties of the plant are extremely sticky. This is so that the plant can keep the things it wants out while also trapping the male seed floating in the air so that it can reproduce and continue its existence. This is symbolic of what it does to people – doesn’t allow all of the information in, and traps the user into a perpetual state of stagnation, not growing, like a stone; gives another meaning to being stoned. If a person is wanting to have a deeper understanding of reality then it would be better to skip the puff puff and just do the pass instead.

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One wonders if these plants are simply species of ordinary plants that are doused with psychoactive substances taht are synthetic to cause such effects. Is there any way to test of the substace occurs naturally or someone soaks the grund with the substance? Why should we not legalize in law to we grow our own? And by reports, the effect of home grown are different or even plain bad. Is that real or false?

 

ARTICLE 7

Israel equalizes military service for male, female soldiers (Xinhua) 08:45, May 07, 2013

JERUSALEM, May 6 (Xinhua) — Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’ alon approved on Monday on equalizing the period of compulsory military service for male and female soldiers.

According to a plan, which was originally proposed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, the military service of men will be shortened by four months as of July 2015, said a statement released by the minister’s chambers.

Under the plan, both male and female soldiers will serve 32 months instead of three years for men and two years for women.

“The reason for this move stems from operational needs as well as understanding of the trend and the national need for equality in military service,” the Defense Ministry’s statement read.

However, the plan would not include combat soldiers and those serving in special roles, which will serve three years and get higher compensation fees.

According to calculations conducted by the Finance Ministry, the planned move would save the treasury NIS 1.5 billion (0.42 billion U.S. dollars).

The plan, which should be finally approved by the cabinet, is another step further in transforming the Israeli army to a professional one, according to the statement.

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Abstention options are a Human Right. I hope Israel would allow Israeli citizens to be able to make a choice.

ARTICLE 8

Japan army ‘ran’ sex slavery racket – 14:24, July 04, 2007

Forcing women to become sex slaves was a crime organized by the Japanese military during Japan’s invasion of China in the 1930s and 1940s, according to an investigative report published yesterday.

The first report by the Investigative Committee on Former Chinese “Comfort Women”, co-founded by All China Lawyers’ Association (ACLA) and China Legal Aid Foundation, traced 17 more survivors besides the ones who have already sued the Japanese government.

During its probe from September 2006 to March 2007, the committee found 14 of the 17 survivors were less than 18 when they were forced to become “comfort women”, with the youngest being just 12.

Sixteen of the newly identified women were from North China’s Shanxi Province and one from South China’s Hainan Province, said the report posted on ACLA’s website. The committee focused on five counties in Shanxi, two in Hainan and six in Yunnan.

Kang Jian, one of the lawyers behind the investigation, interviewed all the 17 survivors. “Now they are all in their 70s or 80s but they still suffer from serious mental and physical trauma,” he said.

The Japanese army even tortured these “comfort women” by slashing them with knives or burning their faces with cigarettes.

“Many of them have no children and live in poverty. They told me their biggest wish was to get an apology and compensation from the Japanese government,” Kang said.

But Tokyo has refused to pay direct compensation to any of the estimated 200,000 women, mostly Asian, saying all claims had been settled by subsequent peace treaties.

In April, Japan’s top court rejected compensation claims of two Chinese women forced into the military brothels.

“Japanese courts have dismissed three Chinese ‘comfort women’s’ lawsuits, while the fourth is going on,” Kang said. “We carried out the investigations in a way that the documentation would help the court case.”

The committee also released photographs of six Japanese officers’ confessing about how they had “arrested” Chinese women and set up military brothels. Even a temple at Tengchong County in Yunnan Province was turned into a Japanese army brothel.

The “comfort women” practise lasted at least 16 years in China, the report said.

Su Zhiliang, director of the research center on “comfort women” in Shanghai Normal University, said more than 200,000 Chinese women were forced to become “comfort women” and over 75 percent of them were tortured to death.

“It’s a shame that the Japanese government has rejected compensation pleas because the regulations and certificates show that the Japanese army and its government had forced women into prostitution,” Su said. “In Hainan alone, there were 67 military brothels; there were more than 158 in Shanghai.”

Source: China Daily

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Maybe Japans should just compensate with that useless fiat scrip. Meanwhile do point to and promote the 1% voluntary comfort women who were actually at Comfort Stations of their own voilition.

ARTICLE 8.5

China calls for political dialogue in Syria (Xinhua) 20:15, May 07, 2013

BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) — China calls for all relevant parties in Syria to launch political dialogue and carry out political transition as soon as possible, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Tuesday.

In response to a media request for China’s take on the current situation in Syria at a regular press briefing, Hua said that China pays close attention to the development of the situation and believes a political solution is the only correct way for solving Syrian crisis.

She said China also calls for all relevant sides to earnestly respect Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity, remain restrained, avoid any actions that might escalate the tension and play a responsible and constructive role in solving Syrian issue through political means.

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Note that the Palestine/Israel double presence, could be a sort of double team maneuver targetting polytheism by sucking in China into wars or diplomatic activities never intended to succeed as both sides play hegelian dialectic with China and tie up China’s resources and manpower. Either below Article 9 confirms this is indeed a Monotheism oriented issue (Hawking being secular and scientific – or pissed at being used in Israel or Islam inspired Orwellian MSM for making moi wonder if Stephen is ‘not real’ but an empty shell puppet posing as a person – which could still be true – any synthetic speaker could be put inside a human seeming android who is deemed ‘paraplegic’, removing the need for nice technology that simulates a person) or an attempt by the West to further mix things up, very cleverly – against China (i.e. lets have Stephen Hawkings or some technocrat, financiar etc.. say some crap and confuse the Chinese etc..)! Israel and Islam may be ‘magical’ but certainly an evil or limited sort of Monotheism centred reality, while staid and reality bound China should know that to remain silent about greater aspirations and greater realities beyond man’s perception, is to be swept by the stream of fate decided by others who dare to ‘dream’. There is a thread of reality already for China to apply (won’t say which) and no other as powerful as of now, use that or be subsidiary to Monotheist limits to vision or reality, or dead science bereft of ‘magic’ (which is a form of ‘anti-physics’ mindset that can manufest telekinesis etc..).

ARTICLE 9

Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel – by Harriet Sherwood and Matthew Kalman in Jerusalem – The Guardian, Wednesday 8 May 2013

Physicist pulls out of conference hosted by president Shimon Peres in protest at treatment of Palestinians

A statement published with Stephen Hawking’s approval said his withdrawal was based on advice from academic contacts in Palestine. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline the fifth annual president’s conference, Facing Tomorrow, in June, which features major international personalities, attracts thousands of participants and this year will celebrate Peres’s 90th birthday.

Hawking is in very poor health, but last week he wrote a brief letter to the Israeli president to say he had changed his mind. He has not announced his decision publicly, but a statement published by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine with Hawking’s approval described it as “his independent decision to respect the boycott, based upon his knowledge of Palestine, and on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there”.

Hawking’s decision marks another victory in the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions targeting Israeli academic institutions.

In April the Teachers’ Union of Ireland became the first lecturers’ association in Europe to call for an academic boycott of Israel, and in the United States members of the Association for Asian American Studies voted to support a boycott, the first national academic group to do so.

In the four weeks since Hawking’s participation in the Jerusalem event was announced, he has been bombarded with messages from Britain and abroad as part of an intense campaign by boycott supporters trying to persuade him to change his mind. In the end, Hawking told friends, he decided to follow the advice of Palestinian colleagues who unanimously agreed that he should not attend.

Hawking’s decision met with abusive responses on Facebook, with many commentators focusing on his physical condition, and some accusing him of antisemitism.

By participating in the boycott, Hawking joins a small but growing list of British personalities who have turned down invitations to visit Israel, including Elvis Costello, Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Annie Lennox and Mike Leigh.

However, many artists, writers and academics have defied and even denounced the boycott, calling it ineffective and selective. Ian McEwan, who was awarded the Jerusalem Prize in 2011, responded to critics by saying: “If I only went to countries that I approve of, I probably would never get out of bed … It’s not great if everyone stops talking.”

Noam Chomsky, a prominent supporter of the Palestinian cause, has said that he supports the “boycott and divestment of firms that are carrying out operations in the occupied territories” but that a general boycott of Israel is “a gift to Israeli hardliners and their American supporters”.

Hawking has visited Israel four times in the past. Most recently, in 2006, he delivered public lectures at Israeli and Palestinian universities as the guest of the British embassy in Tel Aviv. At the time, he said he was “looking forward to coming out to Israel and the Palestinian territories and excited about meeting both Israeli and Palestinian scientists”.

Since then, his attitude to Israel appears to have hardened. In 2009, Hawking denounced Israel’s three-week attack on Gaza, telling Riz Khan on Al-Jazeera that Israel’s response to rocket fire from Gaza was “plain out of proportion … The situation is like that of South Africa before 1990 and cannot continue.”

Israel Maimon, chairman of the presidential conference said: “This decision is outrageous and wrong.

“The use of an academic boycott against Israel is outrageous and improper, particularly for those to whom the spirit of liberty is the basis of the human and academic mission. Israel is a democracy in which everyone can express their opinion, whatever it may be. A boycott decision is incompatible with open democratic discourse.”

In 2011, the Israeli parliament passed a law making a boycott call by an individual or organisation a civil offence which can result in compensation liable to be paid regardless of actual damage caused. It defined a boycott as “deliberately avoiding economic, cultural or academic ties with another person or another factor only because of his ties with the State of Israel, one of its institutions or an area under its control, in such a way that may cause economic, cultural or academic damage”.

• This article was amended on 8 May 2013. The original described Hawking as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He stepped down in 2009.

ARTICLE 10

Obama: North Korea’s crisis-for-concession days ‘over’ –  7 May 2013 Last updated at 20:55 GMT

President Obama: North Korea will no longer be rewarded for provocative behaviour

North Korea will no longer be rewarded for provocative behaviour, US President Barack Obama has said at a joint news conference with South Korea’s leader.

Flanked by President Park Geun-hye, Mr Obama told a White House briefing North Korea was more isolated than ever.

Ms Park is on her first foreign trip since taking office in February.

Ahead of their meeting, US officials said North Korea had moved two medium-range missiles from a coastal launch site, lowering tensions.
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The international community must consistently send the message with one voice, to tell them… that they have no choice but to change”

Park Geun-hye President, South Korea

“The days when North Korea could create a crisis and elicit concessions, those days are over,” Mr Obama told Tuesday’s briefing after meeting privately with Ms Park in the Oval Office.

He added: “President Park and myself very much share the view that we are going to maintain a strong deterrent, we’re not going to reward provocative behaviour, but we remain open to the prospect of North Korea taking a peaceful path.

“So far, at least, we haven’t seen actions on the part of the North Koreans that would indicate they’re prepared to move in a different direction,” he said.

The visit by Ms Park, South Korea’s first female president, came as the US and South Korea mark 60 years of their military alliance.
Tension

Ms Park said her country would not tolerate what she called North Korean aggression and escalation.

“Instead of just hoping to see North Korea change, the international community must consistently send the message with one voice, to tell them and communicate to them that they have no choice but to change,” she said.

Pyongyang was believed to have been preparing for a missile launch last month, having threatened attacks in the region.

The threats followed tough new UN sanctions imposed on North Korea in March after its third nuclear test.

North Korea has also been angered by wide-ranging annual US-South Korea military drills, which ended a week ago.

Meanwhile, the state-owned Bank of China said it was halting transactions from North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank on Tuesday.

It is thought to be the first time that a Chinese entity has made a move against North Korean interests following the recent tension.

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Holding live drills which are provocative actions in themselves, makes USA and South Korea obligated to ‘reward’ North Korea for provocative actions. But if USA and South Korea are not doing military drills, I doubt North korea would behave as recently provoking or even dare. Lead by example or feel ‘reciprocity’, don’t bully. That regionally, North Korea knows Russia and China secretly approve of any attacks on such military drills with viewed as ASEAN loyaty ambiguous South Korea, with Japan the obvious bad guy in WW2 who has yet to even properly apologize.
Who threw the first punch? Nations have memories spanning centuries and by that Japan is but a colony of China while North Korea is still stinging from WW2 with no properly applied apologies from invading USA at that time which were beaten off by WW2 China. This mean as far as North Korea is concerned, USA still owes North Korea and has no business conducting military drills after invading WW2 Korea. As for nukes, north Korea probably views these as weapons of last resort and their right to keep though by any logic not to throw a first punch with. This is like 2nd amandment and USA cannot fairly demand North korea disarm nukes, while keeping nukes. Lead by example!

ARTICLE 11

Horror as bear on a bike EATS a monkey at the end of sick circus cycle race – by Becky Evans – PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 7 May 2013 | UPDATED: 19:43 GMT, 7 May 2013

A monkey was mauled by a bear after a disturbing circus stunt went wrong.

A video has emerged online of two monkeys and a black bear being forced to ride bicycles around a track in front of a large crowd.

After two laps of the track, one of the monkeys crash and the bear then attacks it as it lies stuck under the bicycle.

The two monkeys and the bear are put on the bikes before being shooed off by staff holding sticks

Crowds can be heard cheering and laughing as the animals ride around the small arena

The gruesome video is believed to have been shot at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, in China, which has hit the headlines in the past for its ‘Wild Animal Olympics’.

In the video, the audience can be heard cheering and laughing as the animals are sent riding around the small arena.

Circus workers holding sticks push the small bikes off but after a few seconds one monkey and the bear crash.

Staff can be seen desperately trying to force the bear off as it grabs the small monkey in its mouth.

At one stage three workers, dressed in brightly coloured costumes, try to wrestle the bear away, while another leads the second monkey away.

Bear mauls a monkey during ‘bike race’ at Shanghai Wild Park
The animals crash into one another after one of the monkeys falls from its bike after about two laps

The animals crash into one another after one of the monkeys falls from its bike after about two laps

Campaign group Animals Asia said it has previously documented cheetahs, lions, tigers, bears, chimpanzees and an elephant being forced to perform in the ‘Wild Animal Olympics’.

It is not clear when the latest video was taken but Shanghai Wild Animal Park said in 2006 that the Olympic event had been scrapped following complaints and ‘out of consideration for the safety of our visitors.’

Stunts in the show had included making bears box one another and ride bicycles, kangaroos boxing humans and monkeys lifting weights.

Visitors to the park can also pay to have their picture taken with the big cats and other animals.

Animals Asia said some of the creatures had also been declawed.

China Tour Online’s website said the park ‘offers animal performances, showing the charm and skill of the animals and their gift in performing.’

The bear then attacks the animal lying under the bike in front of the shocked animal park crowd

Despite the frantic efforts of the zoo staff who hit the bear with sticks, it continues to maul the monkey

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320745/Bear-forced-ride-bike-sick-circus-stunt-crashes-mauls-monkey-large-crowd.html

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How much compensation do the animals get? ALSO do the animals get to be with their own species in a natural setting? HOLIDAYS and off days. Nature did not put animals in this world to let them be trapped and enslaved in this manner. The bear probably was too fearful to attack the trainers BUT took out frustration on the monkeys instead. Better release the animals and if the shows really are to go on, better make sure that the animals spend more time relaxing and being themselves than working. The Chinese need to develop empathy and conside the unnaural factor as well as the holiday factor. I doubt the animals would want to cycle at all if they had their way.

ARTICLE 12

Shadow threatens anti-trafficker’s greatest moment – by Leif Coorlim, CNN – May 10, 2013 — Updated 1947 GMT (0347 HKT)

Cecilia Flores-Oebanda is presented with The World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child by Sweden’s Queen Silvia on April 28, 2011. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda is presented with The World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child by Sweden’s Queen Silvia on April 28, 2011.

Former rebel fighter becomes anti-trafficking icon
Cecilia Flores-Oebanda rescues child sex slaves from traffickers
She says her organization has helped more than 70,000 people
But allegations of fraud — which she denies –are threatening her life’s work

Manila, Philippines (CNN) — Cecilia Flores-Oebanda has spent her life fighting — as a child for some education, as a teen rebel against a dictator, and for more than 20 years against human traffickers.

Through it all are the constants; persistence and determination.

Oebanda has become the face of the Philippines anti-trafficking movement — a woman who has the ear of the administration and the friendship of many royals and philanthropists around the globe.

But now she is fighting a battle that could truly ruin her. Fraud allegations made by Philippine investigators threaten to destroy her reputation and the anti-trafficking organization she’s run for more than two decades.

When we first met Oebanda, she was lockstep with Philippine federal agents as they boarded ships and burst into the homes of suspected human traffickers.

Those agents are with the same bureau now raiding her organization’s offices and charging her with illegal activity.
Pacquiao outside the ring Pacquiao outside the ring

During two years of filming there were plenty of highs — including a joyous Oebanda dancing on stage in front of 10,000 supporters and rescued girls with renewed hope for their future now that they’d been freed from the clutches of human traffickers.

Less than a year later, she gave a speech to a nearly empty theater.

Oebanda crucially managed to befriend the Philippines’ biggest star, world famous boxer and congressman, Manny Pacquiao. She convinced him to become an active supporter in the fight against modern-day slavery.

Read how Pacquaio helped change trafficking laws

There are photos of her warmly shaking hands and rubbing shoulders with dignitaries like Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and the queens of Sweden and Spain.

But by the time we left Manila for the last time, many of the agencies she’d relied on for years had frozen their funding of her organization, the Visayan Forum Foundation.
Freedom Fighters

Oebanda’s story goes far beyond those snapshots with the rich and famous. The oldest daughter of 12 siblings, she began working as a 5-year-old and would sit in the back of her class, smelling of the fish she had sold, and the trash she had sifted through.

As a young mother, she fought for the survival of her two children, whom she gave birth to while in a squalid prison cell as a captured enemy of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship.

Years later, as the executive director of an acclaimed charity, she would build a gleaming new safe house for children victimized by human traffickers. The money for the building came from J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series.

The transformation from rebel commander to leader of an anti-trafficking organization is not as stark as it may first appear.

Oebanda says in both cases she’s considered herself a freedom fighter and she was motivated to protect young women and children from exploitation as a way to honor her comrades who died in the jungle while trying to save her and her unborn son.

In 1982, Oebanda was a rebel commander who had spent five years fighting the Marcos military.
Child advocate wants Pacquiao’s help
Government: 100,000 sex workers are kids
Ride-along on a human trafficking raid

At 16, she had quit school and fled into the jungles of Negros, Philippines to join the rebels.

As Commander Liway, she led a unit of the New People’s Army against the Marcos regime but the pregnant Oebanda was about to be captured.

“I can still vividly remember it, suddenly, one of my comrades shouted there are enemies coming. They said around 100 of them. Because of that, we [were] unprepared. We don’t have any plans how to escape as a group,” Oebanda tells CNN.

She was eight months pregnant and surrounded in the mountains with her husband and a small band of students and revolutionaries.

Government soldiers rained bullets and grenades at her position.

Three comrades died trying to protect her.

“This is very painful, you know. And because of that, it really hit in my core that I hate myself being alive and make this young man sacrifice for me to live.”

After her capture, Oebanda was taken to a prison on another island where she spent the next four years in a squalid room for political prisoners.

In that time, she gave birth to two children, a son, Kip, and daughter, Malaya. Shortly after their release in 1986, Oebanda and her husband would part ways.

Five years later, she would found a small grassroots organization to help women and children working as domestic servants.

The Visayan Forum Foundation would grow to become an internationally recognized charity and provide services to more than 70,000 victims or potential victims of human trafficking.

When Oebanda and her husband were released, after the 1986 Edsa ‘People Power’ Revolution ousted Marcos, she was reunited with her first son and soon after gave birth to a fourth child.

The determination which allowed her to join the rebels and saw her through prison, was now focused on creating a new organization, the Visayan Forum Foundation, which would one day become an internationally acclaimed force to stop human trafficking.
Freedom Fighters

Click here to get full infographic on human trafficking in the Philippines

When we first met Oebanda, morning light was streaming through the sheer curtains at a halfway house for human trafficking victims near Manila’s North Harbor port.

Oebanda and her staff were busy making phone calls and preparing the paperwork needed after a possible raid.

“Every day I wake up grateful for the opportunity to live and every person that I rescued and help — I honor them. I see the sacrifice through me. And I see myself to save others. So it’s like I am paying them while serving others. In rescuing girls and giving their life back and I hope that they enjoy. I give justice to those three great men.”

Overnight, the Philippine coast guard reported three possible trafficking victims on board a passenger ferry heading to Manila.

Visayan investigators position themselves on the dock and wait for a signal from the officers on board to start their raid.

A hand signal sets the operation into motion.
Oebanda visits site where she was jailed
Oebanda: Deadly ambush changed my life

When the team arrives in a dining area, they find three groups of adults and children surrounded by armed officers. The Visayan Forum staff immediately starts work.

“Our people are trained to ask questions, we are trained how to spot. We try to share if the information given to one group is the same, is consistent to the information given to other people.”

After a few moments, the task force is confident that two groups are just families traveling together on vacation.

But the third group, made up of a man and a woman traveling with four teenage girls, bears the hallmarks of human trafficking.

“The group actually shows a lot of red flags for possible trafficking victims. The lady in the middle is actually giving them instructions, what kind of jobs they have, what are they going to do, where are they going,” says Oebanda.

The four girls will be escorted to the halfway house for physical examinations and counseling.

The suspects are heading to jail.

“Some of the kids that we rescue may be alive outside but they are actually nothing inside. They are dying inside.”

To see how those children are reborn, we visited the Visayan Forum’s Center of Hope. About two dozen girls and young women live at the center permanently.

Read how trafficked girls endure degrading acts

We spoke to several, including three girls whose stories are heartbreaking.
Pacquiao in training Pacquiao in training

When they were nine-years-old, a neighbor lured them into a room with a computer and an internet connection.

He made the girls take off their clothes and dance for a man at the other end of a chat room.

After that, it was whatever disgusting acts the cyber customer asked for. Oebanda helped coax details of their abuse.

The first girl said: “Sometimes we had to urinate.”

The second added: “The urine is mixed with juice as a drink.”

Oebanda asked: “Who drinks it? You?”

The first girl replied: “Yes, we drink it.”

“That’s appalling. What a beast!” Oebanda replied.

The first girl continued: “That’s what the American client wants. He demands that anyone who feels like urinating should do so, but that he wants that we show it in front of the camera.”

Oebanda told CNN: “The first time they do that they were already warned not to tell anybody. He said that you are already committing a crime and if you refuse to do it again, I will come and hurt you.

“Sometimes we just don’t understand why one of the kids suddenly gets sick, and she always vomits. Our psychologist said it’s because she remembers what these guys on the Internet asked her to do and she was forced to do it. Every time she was forced to do it, she vomits.

“Even though they are in America, we can still track them down and bring them to justice. I know this is really a hard fight for all of us, but we need help also from America. We also need help from the people there to stop this trade. We need to stop this demand. This is really too much.”

Read what happened on a night undercover in Manila’s red light district

For six years, the Visayan Forum did get help from America in the form of grant aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID.

On the U.S. government’s website it lists Visayan Forum Foundation (VFF) as a recipient of $2.1 million.

The money was earmarked to expand Visayan’s trafficking task force — the PORT project — and supporting halfway houses across the Philippines.

And Oebanda was certainly a darling of U.S. administrations. She received the U.S. Department of Labor’s first-ever “Iqbal Masih” award for the elimination of child labor. In 2008, Oebanda was named by the U.S. Department of State as one of its “Heroes Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery.”

But on August 31, 2012, the life and work Oebanda knew came crashing down.

Agents with the National Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant, raiding Visayan Forum’s office. They removed more than 30 boxes of documents and laptops, evidence which they said would prove that Visayan Forum employees had willfully attempted to divert funds and cover it up.

Among the allegations listed in a report prepared by the Philippine NBI :

Visayan Forum reported 664 beneficiaries in the halfway house in Matnog, Sorsogon from April 2005 to March 2006, when there were none.
Social workers were instructed to receive more than double the amount needed to run their program, then return the money to the Visayan Forum’s bank account.
Thirty names on the Visayan Forum payroll registry do not have any data filed in its employment records.
Questionable cash advances to the tune of more than $51,405.71.
Oebanda had instructed her employees to falsify documents.

During the ongoing investigation, more than 80 percent of the employees have resigned or been let go. Visayan Forum’s work rescuing trafficking children has come to a standstill.

Renoir Baldovino, of NBI’S Anti-Graft Division, said: “The former bookkeeper of the Visayan Forum gave us information that disbursements — 70% of disbursements — by Visayan Forum were supported by fake official receipts and manufactured receipts, contracts — fake contracts — to enable them to liquidate cash advances.”

Baldovino said: “I don’t believe it was a matter of not keeping the books accurately. There was an intention really to siphon off the money for personal purposes.”

The information provided to CNN appears damning. The 15-page report contains more than 85 points of evidence, most of it provided in sworn affidavits from a number of former employees.

The NBI says it interviewed more than 20 former and present Visayan Forum employees.

Oebanda denies any wrongdoing, but acknowledges administrative shortcomings in her organization. She is now desperately trying to provide explanations for these allegations. She insists the allegations stem from poor bookkeeping and operating in an environment where asking for a receipt is sometimes impossible — while at the same time having to meet U.S. accounting standards.

She says: “It’s a big lie. Let’s look at facts. If you look at their own audit findings, most all of their concerns are procedural which they disallowed. … We admit that these procedures internally could have been done better, but to say that the amount was stolen are unfounded. We are offended that there was lack of due process and the rush to judgment.”

Oebanda added the publicity around the allegations had already harmed her work. She said it was vital Visayan be allowed to explain its side of the story.

USAID would not comment on the case. Gloria Steele, USAID’s mission director in the Philippines, said the agency would continue to support the fight against human trafficking and that USAID is in touch with other anti-trafficking groups.

“We all think we are indispensable. But no one is. Truly,” Steele said. “I think always when there is a vacuum, it will always be filled. I think that’s the law of nature and a lot of groups are coming and providing the assistance that’s needed.”

To date no charges have been filed and Oebanda also refuses to rule-out that it could have been a set-up by forces who wanted to see the Visayan Forum go away.

Oebanda is now fighting to keep her organization afloat in an ocean of paperwork. “Look at this. We are drowning with all these receipts,” she said.

“There are children and women the Visayan Forum is supposed to help. Every day that we are upset in the field, every day that we are not in the port, we are losing children. We are losing women to the traffickers and we don’t know what happened to them and that makes me really so, so mad.”

How much longer Oebanda will be able to continue fighting, and whether she will be able to return to the ports to rescue victims, will be up to the Philippines’ judicial system.

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From both sides, the sex tourists AND the ‘save trafficked women’ workers, Phillipines is getting massive funds in that who knows funds smuggling or even harmful drug distribution operations (there are also NON-harmful drugs that shoukld ebe legalized for recreation – again with price controls) that harm the world. The above issue was realised by the tourist funders and that is why the entire funding ended. This is like a fale flag bombing that oppressive laws are written into after. Most of the women on Phillipines are likely consensual and indulging adult appetites as well as getting a nice stash of funds to retire by but wanting to be ‘moral’, which is a bit more pretentious than the Thai situation, where they don’t use the humanitarian angle to make money (actually they use Buddhism instead but thats another story), and any foolish but good hearted folk getting pulled into the mess can expect alot of pretend ‘trafficked’ women who will pretend to cry or what not if caught to avoid any charges where sex work is illegal in law (LEGALISE adult industries to stop all this pretentiousness!) and perhaps if lucky get married to the better social conditions overseas, or go right back to the sex trade after the faux raid (designed to make the cops look good and collect protection money unpaid?).

This is an elaborate false marriage agency and reverse humanitarism trap feeding off the people who actually care. Many of these sex workers are alright with sex work but some are pretentious enough to not want to be upfront about their lives. Well sex workers should know they **cannot have everything** and must CHOOSE. A life of poverty and respect, or a life of pleasure, much youthful enjoyment and easy money but less respect and less social climbing chances due to natural stratification of society and moral mores. The worst are the parasites that gather around these exchanges like the Visayan Forum (from the drop in donation that is not affecting other bona fide humanitarian outfits). Out of a handful of top agencies a few will go bad or are from bad beginnings. In this case the ‘oe’ factor AND ‘the Visyas’ entity have been parasited off and should be restored as the Visayan Forum is dismantled. Good work and keep being alert! This is the caste pollution the Brahmins are aware off, but even then too many Brahmins do not have proper spiritual lineage either (and that again is another story with teh ‘Spiritual Industry’ overproliferating in many coutries from ‘Haj Tours’ to all kinds of Gurus amounting to psychological manipulation of people unable to find a purpose in life or into the esoteric stuff for kicks – yeah if you do head stands and pray ‘Om’ X-times you will ‘see God’ or what not – which is probably neurotech inspired guinea-pigging by advanced agencies like CIA/FBI/Psychiatric testing of new drugs, testing neurotech on populace who are seeking ‘weirdness’ which such medications or beams applied to heads at distance can cause etc. etc..) . . .

Lots of stories for CNN to investigate if not in cahoots huh? Meanwhile RLDs should only be designated in suitable areas (i.e. not near schools or residences or places of worship).

ARTICLE 13

Undercover journalists trawl Manila’s seedy red light district – by Leif Coorlim, CNN – May 9, 2013 — Updated 1559 GMT (2359 HKT)

In Manila’s unofficial red light district, scantily-clad young girls are everywhere
CNN undercover reporters asked to choose from a line up of girls
Police and anti-traffickers say sex industry is major destination for trafficked girls
Some estimates say up to 100,000 children are trafficked into the Philippines’ sex trade

Manila, Philippines (CNN) — Bolly is working the streets, watching clubbers spill from one bar to the next when he spots his next mark — two westerners in one of Manila’s most notorious areas.

It’s a little after 10pm when Bolly sees me and my cameraman — though he doesn’t have a camera visible with us on this night — rolling out of a sports bar known for its bounty of women offering ‘companionship’ in Edsa, Manila’s unofficial red light district. He strides over quickly, waving a little white flier in our faces.

The street is teeming with people after an evening rain. Pedestrians dodge neon-bathed puddles while darting behind and between passing cars.

On the sidewalk, several homeless families have bedded down on cardboard for the night. On the block ahead, we see teams of girls in tight-fitting cocktail dresses and school girl uniforms standing in front of karaoke bars, calling out to western businessmen to come inside and join them for a little fun.
Ride-along on a human trafficking raid
Anti-trafficker attracts power brokers Anti-trafficker attracts power brokers

“Hello friends. Where are you going?” Bolly says. “I know where there lots of girls. Cheap drinks. This way,” he says, thrusting the pamphlet into our hands. Bolly is a recruiter for a number of nightclubs in the area.

“We are looking for young, pretty girls” my cameraman asks, playing the part. “Where can we find them?”

Bolly grins broadly. “OK. I take you.”

We make small talk as Bolly happily walks us the several blocks to the first bar.

My photographer and I don’t tell our new friend that we’re actually working at the moment; on the lookout for evidence of forced prostitution or children being sold for sex. It’s part of the two year-long investigation CNN embarked on as part of its Freedom Project, an initiative to help the battle against modern-day slavery.

It’s estimated 800,000 people are involved in prostitution in the Philippines. The government and NGO estimates on the number of women trafficked range from 300,000 to 400,000 and the number of children trafficked range from 60,000 to 100,000.
Freedom Fighters

Click here to get full infographic on human trafficking in the Philippines

We follow Bolly down the street, until we come upon a little door guarded by a large bouncer. He opens the door and our eyes struggle to accept the flood of pink fluorescent light bathing the room. Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” blares from unseen speakers.

Along the wall a dozen girls seated in a row stare at the newcomers. A few wave hello, most look bored. They’re not drinking. Not really even talking. Just sitting and waiting to be selected.

A few red plastic tables are scattered around the room, each decorated by a single man sitting and drinking.

One man has a girl he’s chosen sitting beside him. She’s kissing the lobe of his ear. There are no empty tables left, so the manager puts us on the side of the L-side couch, opposite the girls. It feels a little like it’s an adolescent school dance, with everyone waiting for someone else to make the first move.

I struggle for a place to look away from the gaze of the girls and cast my eyes to the ground. A cockroach skitters around the legs of the tables and chairs and patrons’ feet. The manager is behind the bar, getting us beers. She sees me looking at the cockroach and laughs from across the room. “Our pet,” she says.
Pacquiao outside the ring Pacquiao outside the ring
Pacquiao in training Pacquiao in training

The girls giggle, somewhat embarrassed. I force a smile, but another patron, who hadn’t heard the quip gets up from his chair and smashed his shoe down on the husky insect.

The girls groan and the manager pretends to cry. This is too weird. Time to go. My photographer and I race through our San Miguel Lights and leave.

Bolly is there outside the door. He leads us through a labyrinth of roads and alleys. Fifteen minutes later, near the Manila port, we arrive at a strip club.

We’re seated near the front of the stage, where two girls sway in a bored dance. This time instead of the girls sitting in a line, the manager brings them to us.

More than a dozen girls in skimpy cocktail dresses line up in front of us. The manager shines a flashlight across each of their faces. He tells us to select one.

“No, that’s okay. I don’t want one,” my photographer says.

In the back, smaller than the others, I see a young girl, hiding behind the others. I can’t tell if she’s frightened or uninterested. “Her.”

The other girls part way. She hesitantly makes her way to sit beside me. She orders an ice tea. When the bill arrives, we’ll find out it cost us $22. How old are you? I ask “18,” she says.

“Really? You look younger.” She doesn’t budge. “18,”

“Do you like working here?” She looks forlornly at the stage. “Yes.”

How long have you been working? “Three months.”

Despite our best efforts, she has no interest in giving up information to two white strangers.

Read what girls rescued from trafficking say

We decide to leave and end up getting into an argument with the manager. The bill for two beers and an iced tea comes to $83 dollars.

But carrying undercover camera equipment, and because of the size and number of security guards, we only offer a half-hearted protest.

We would go to several other bars and speak to a number of women working in the sex industry.

Some seemed to enjoy their work, but most said it was a sort of last resort. They had children at home they have to feed and they hadn’t been able to find any other work.

Still, it’s important to note, no one we spoke with said they were being forced to do this work by another person despite our suspicions and their youthful looks.

Often, skeptics of the modern slavery issue will point to a story like this as proof that it doesn’t exist, or that the problem is overblown.

But the absence of evidence is not evidence of its absence and the simple fact is; it is very hard to get deep enough into an underground criminal culture to find evidence of trafficking, especially in a single night.

It’s equally difficult to convince a person who may be in that situation that it is safe and wise to speak openly with a foreigner.

In filming the documentary, “The Fighters,” we witnessed the hard work of the Filipino government’s Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, honest police officers and anti-slavery organizations like the Visayan Forum and International Justice Mission.

They are working to ensure that jaunts like the one we attempted aren’t successful, not only for a night, but for good.

[[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]]

Total ripoff. $83 dollars for a few drinks? This is far more than what some poorer paid pinoys get for their entire month in salaries. As for the workers probably they are charging more than this? IMHO there is no trafficking here, but an elaborate setup with parasitic pretend anti-trafficking organisations to fleece even more money when the prices are already overpriced. Drinks and sexual servoces should not exceed more than 3 times annual average wage for an average number of customers a night. If you see any of these gold diggers asking for more than National Annual Average wage for a session of sex in Phillipines (calculated on a 30 customer a month base – btw reported average income was P17,200 and average expenditure was P14,700 in 2009 (17,200.00 PHP = 418.491 USD – ), they are ripping you off. Somethign like that should be no more than USD40 for 3 times average daily wage for the better looking sex workers, or for the average no more than USD16 per session. Why should a blue collar worker be valued less in society for ‘real labour’ (adult work is a free thing in many respects but laziness does not entitle taking so much) as opposed to something much like a leisure activity?

Importante! Tourists should not be over-charged in this manner (yes there are no tribunals for adult industy work in the Phillipines yet, we need proper legalisation and licensing of sex work is applicable in the Phillipines or the rest of the world where the same problems occur) and a boycott of all overcharging sex workers (adult workers can”t earn more than mid level white collar workers to be fair) should be applied, no reasonable person would want to raise the earning levels of sex workers above that of blue collar workers (this will indeed destriy society where sex workers have better lives than blue collar workers when both are socially at the same level actually – refusing to legalise is actually giving the underworld a monopoly on adult industry rackets rather than making the whole thing into a general form of affordable price controlled entertainment) . . . ESPECIALLY when sex is equally entertaining to the sex worker who is not trafficked and there consensually, preferably licensed.

The commissions by greedy pimps and madams or owners of drinking establishments could be partly the cause, bur should never be more than 10% of what a sex worker is paid. Why 10% only? Well consider that a real estate agent only gets 2% at very most of a transaction for all that running around and red tape, so 10% is 5 times the amount and considering that the manager who might have a stable of 10s of sex workers and does nothing but acts mainly as a momentary go between that does not even need to produce a receipt in countries that have not yet legalized adult industry work, this 10% is really excessive and the earnings of a Pimp or Madam which should be no more than 10 times the annual average wage (this is not supposed to be a profession to become rich by and should not be overpaid, lets be fair to the professionals who need to pay for degrees and take loans as well as study for years to earn the same amount – these people don’t need to be placed above the really hard working middle classes AND YET the same adult industry should not be discriminated against by having no legal status or being sidelined or moralised against etc.. – society should be secular and make sure all are included yet applying Consumer Rights like price controls for essential goods, in this case adult services. Don’t be a stupido foreign customers! Sex work and sexual fulfillment are a human right but when prices are at these levels in a country where regular workers get 10 times less, a Consumer Tribunal should be where these girls are sent, and that is AFTER a country legelizes Aduklt Industry avenues as well.

Few of us who do not want to emotionally commit to relationships, or do not want to or are unable to commit financially to marriages, are disciplined enough to not mind waiting for such systems to formalise or will even propagate the same systems 9thoguh hardly any red blooded youth tend to be able to do this), while being branded immoral or considered insane by the psychiatric establishment for decades because we are GOOD CITIZENS who do not desreve to have moralists spiritually attacking us and psychiatrists drugging us into oblivion because our demographic is unable to generally convey what I wrote here and fundos happen to be in government. IDIOTA!

 

ARTICLE 14

Rotten and pocket boroughs – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A rotten, decayed, or pocket borough was a parliamentary borough or constituency in the United Kingdom that had a very small electorate and could be used by a patron to gain undue and unrepresentative influence within the Unreformed House of Commons.

A rotten borough was an election borough with a very tiny population, often small enough that voters could be personally bribed. These boroughs had often been assigned representation when they were large cities, but the borough boundaries were never updated as the town’s population declined. For example, in the 12th century Old Sarum had been a busy cathedral city but was abandoned when Salisbury was founded nearby; despite this, Old Sarum retained its two members. Many such rotten boroughs were controlled by peers who gave the seats to their sons, other relations or friends; they had additional influence in Parliament because they held seats themselves in the House of Lords.

Pocket boroughs were boroughs that could effectively be controlled by a single person who owned most of the land in the borough. As there was no secret ballot at the time, the landowner could evict residents who did not vote for the person he wanted.

By the 19th century there were moves toward reform and this political movement was eventually successful, culminating in the Reform Act 1832, which disfranchised the 57 rotten boroughs and redistributed representation in Parliament to new major population centres. The Ballot Act of 1872 enacted a secret ballot, making vote bribery impractical as there is no way of knowing for certain how an individual has voted.

A “borough” was a town that possessed a Royal charter giving it the right to elect two members (known as burgesses) to the House of Commons. It was unusual for such a borough to change its boundaries as the town or city it was based on expanded, so that in time the borough and the town were no longer identical in area. The true rotten borough was a borough with a very small electorate.

Typically, rotten boroughs had gained representation in parliament when they were flourishing centres with a substantial population, but had become depopulated or even deserted over the centuries. Some had once been important places or had played a major role in England’s history, but had fallen into insignificance.

For centuries, constituencies electing members to the House of Commons did not change to reflect population shifts, and in some places the number of electors became so few that they could be bribed. A member of Parliament for one borough might represent only a few people, whereas some large population centres were poorly represented. Manchester, for example, was part of the larger constituency of Lancashire and did not elect members separately until 1832. Examples of rotten boroughs include the following:

Old Sarum in Wiltshire had 3 houses and 7 voters
East Looe in Cornwall had 167 houses and 38 voters
Dunwich in Suffolk had 44 houses and 32 voters (most of this formerly prosperous town having fallen into the sea)
Plympton Erle in Devon had 182 houses and 40 voters
Gatton in Surrey had 23 houses and 7 voters
Newtown on the Isle of Wight had 14 houses and 23 voters
Bramber in West Sussex had 35 houses and 20 voters
Callington in Cornwall had 225 houses and 42 voters

Each of these boroughs could elect two members of the Commons. By the time of the 1831 general election, out of 406 elected members, 152 were chosen by fewer than 100 voters, and 88 by fewer than 50 voters each.[1]

Many such rotten boroughs were controlled by peers who gave the seats to their sons, other relations, or friends, thus having influence in the House of Commons while also holding seats themselves in the House of Lords. Prior to being awarded a peerage, Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, served in the Irish House of Commons as a Member for the rotten borough of Trim in County Meath. A common expression referring to such a situation was that “Mr. So-and-so had been elected on Lord This-and-that’s interest”.

There were also boroughs who were dependent not on a particular patron but rather on the Treasury or Admiralty and thus returned the candidates nominated by the ministers in charge of those departments.[2]

Such boroughs existed for centuries. The term rotten borough only came into usage in the 18th century, the qualification “rotten” suggesting both “corrupt” and “in decline for a very long time”.
Reform In the 19th century, there were moves toward reform, which broadly meant ending the over-representation of boroughs with few electors. This political movement had a major success in the Reform Act 1832, which redelineated (disenfrancised) the 57 rotten boroughs listed below and redistributed representation in Parliament to new major population centres and to places with significant industries.

Aldborough, North Riding of Yorkshire
Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Anstruther, Fife
Appleby, Westmorland
Beeralston, Devon
Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
Bletchingley, Surrey
Boroughbridge, North Riding of Yorkshire
Bossiney, Cornwall
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Bramber, Sussex
Callington, Cornwall
Camelford, Cornwall
Castle Rising, Norfolk
Corfe Castle, Dorset
Downton, Wiltshire
Dunwich, Suffolk
East Grinstead, Sussex
East Looe, Cornwall
Fowey, Cornwall
Gatton, Surrey
Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire
Haslemere, Surrey
Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire
Heytesbury, Wiltshire
Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire
Hindon, Wiltshire
Ilchester, Somerset

Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Ludgershall, Wiltshire
Milborne Port, Somerset
Minehead, Somerset
Mitchell, or St Michael’s, Cornwall
New Romney, Kent
Newport, Cornwall
Newton, Lancashire
Newtown, Isle of Wight
Okehampton, Devon
Old Sarum, Wiltshire
Orford, Suffolk
Plympton Erle, Devon
Queenborough, Kent
Saltash, Cornwall
Seaford, Sussex
St Germans, Cornwall
St Mawes, Cornwall
Steyning, Sussex
Stockbridge, Hampshire
Tregony, Cornwall
West Looe, Cornwall
Wendover, Buckinghamshire
Weobley, Herefordshire
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Winchelsea, Sussex
Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

The Ballot Act of 1872 introduced the secret ballot, which greatly hindered patrons from controlling elections by preventing them from knowing how an elector had voted. At the same time, the practice of paying or entertaining voters (“treating”) was outlawed, and election expenses fell dramatically.

Pocket boroughs

A closely related term for an undemocratic constituency is pocket borough – a constituency with a small enough electorate to be under the effective control (or in the pocket) of one major landowner.

In some boroughs, while not “rotten”, parliamentary representation was in the control of one or more “patrons” who, by owning burgage tenements, had the power to decide elections, as their tenants had to vote publicly and dared not defy their landlords. Such patronage flourished before the mid-19th century, chiefly because there was no secret ballot. Some rich individuals controlled several boroughs–the Duke of Newcastle is said to have had seven boroughs “in his pocket”. The representative of a pocket borough was often the same person who owned the land, and for this reason they were also referred to as proprietarial boroughs.[3]

Pocket boroughs were seen by their 19th century owners as a valuable method of ensuring the representation of the landed interest in the House of Commons.

Pocket boroughs were finally abolished by the Reform Act of 1867. This considerably extended the borough franchise and established the principle that each parliamentary constituency should hold roughly the same number of electors. A Boundary Commission was set up by subsequent Acts of Parliament to maintain this principle as population movements continued.
Contemporary defences

Rotten boroughs were defended by the successive Tory governments of 1807-1830 – a substantial number of Tory constituencies lay in rotten and pocket boroughs. During this period they came under criticism from prominent figures such as Tom Paine and William Cobbett.[4]

It was argued during the time period that rotten boroughs provided stability and were a means for promising young politicians to enter parliament, with William Pitt the Elder being cited as a key example.[5] Members of Parliament (MPs), who were generally in favour of the boroughs, claimed they should be kept as Britain had undergone periods of prosperity under the system.

Because British colonists in the West Indies and on the Indian subcontinent were not represented at Westminster officially, these groups often claimed that rotten boroughs provided opportunities for virtual representation in parliament for colonial interest groups.[6]

Politicians such as Spencer Perceval asked the nation to look at the system as a whole, saying that if rotten boroughs were discarded, the whole system was liable to collapse.[7]
Modern usage

The magazine Private Eye has a column entitled ‘Rotten Boroughs’, which lists stories of municipal wrongdoing; borough is used here in its usual sense of a local district rather than a parliamentary constituency.

In his book The Age of Consent, George Monbiot compared small island states with one vote in the U.N. General Assembly to “rotten boroughs”.
Fiction

In the satirical novel Melincourt, or Sir Oran Haut-Ton (1817) by Thomas Love Peacock, an orang-utan named Sir Oran Haut-ton is elected to parliament by the “ancient and honourable borough of Onevote”. The election of Sir Oran forms part of the hero’s plan to persuade civilisation to share his belief that orang-utans are a race of human beings who merely lack the power of speech. “The borough of Onevote stood in the middle of a heath, and consisted of a solitary farm, of which the land was so poor and intractable, that it would not have been worth the while of any human being to cultivate it, had not the Duke of Rottenburgh found it very well worth his while to pay his tenant for living there, to keep the honourable borough in existence.” The single voter of the borough is Mr Christopher Corporate, who elects two MPs, each of whom “can only be considered as the representative of half of him”.

In the parliamentary novels of Anthony Trollope rotten boroughs are a recurring theme. John Grey, Phineas Finn, and Lord Silverbridge are all elected by rotten boroughs.

In Chapter 7 of the novel Vanity Fair, author William Makepeace Thackeray introduces the fictitious borough of “Queen’s Crawley,” so named in honor of a stopover in the small Hampshire town of Crawley by Queen Elizabeth I, who being delighted by the quality of the local beer instantly raised the small town of Crawley into a borough, giving it two members in Parliament. At the time of the story, in the early 19th century, the place had lost population, so that it was “come down to that condition of borough which used to be denominated rotten.”

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s Savoy opera, HMS Pinafore, Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty, boasts that ‘I grew so rich that I was sent/by a Pocket Borough into Parliament’

Rotten Borough was a controversial story published by Oliver Anderson under the pen name Julian Pine in 1937, republished in 1989.

In Diana Wynne Jones’ 2003 book “The Merlin Conspiracy” Old Sarum features as a character, with one line being “I’m a rotten borough, I am.”

In the Aubrey–Maturin series of seafaring tales, the pocket borough of Milport (also known as Milford) is initially held by General Aubrey, the father of protagonist Jack Aubrey. In the twelfth novel in the series, The Letter of Marque, Jack’s father dies and the seat is offered to Jack himself by his cousin Edward Norton, the “owner” of the borough. The borough has just seventeen electors, all of whom are tenants of Mr Norton.

In the first novel of George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman series, the eponymous antihero, Harry Flashman, mentions that his father, Sir Buckley Flashman, had been in Parliament, but “they did for him at Reform,” implying that the elder Flashman’s seat was in a rotten or pocket borough.

In the episode Dish and Dishonesty of the BBC television comedy Blackadder the Third, Edmund Blackadder attempts to bolster the support of the Prince Regent in Parliament by getting the incompetent Baldrick elected to the rotten borough of Dunny-on-the-Wold. This was easily accomplished with a result of 16,472 to nil, even though the constituency had only one voter (Blackadder himself).[8]

In the video game, Assassin’s Creed III pocket and rotten boroughs are briefly mentioned in a database entry entitled “Pocket Boroughs”, and Old Sarum is mentioned as one of the worst examples of a pocket borough. In the game, shortly before the Boston Massacre an NPC can be heard speaking to a group of peolpe on the colonies lack of representation in Parliament and lists several rotten boroughs including Old Sarum.
Quotations

“[Borough representation is] the rotten part of the constitution.” — William Pitt the Elder
“The county of Yorkshire, which contains near a million souls, sends two county members; and so does the county of Rutland which contains not a hundredth part of that number. The town of Old Sarum, which contains not three houses, sends two members; and the town of Manchester, which contains upwards of sixty thousand souls, is not admitted to send any. Is there any principle in these things?” Tom Paine, from Rights of Man, 1791
From H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan:

Sir Joseph Porter: I grew so rich that I was sent

By a pocket borough into Parliament.
I always voted at my party’s call,
And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.

Chorus: And he never thought of thinking for himself at all.
Sir Joseph: I thought so little, they rewarded me

By making me the Ruler of the Queen’s Navee!

From Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan:

Fairy Queen: Let me see. I’ve a borough or two at my disposal. Would you like to go into Parliament?

From The Letter of Marque by Patrick O’Brian

‘Could you not spend an afternoon at Milport, to meet the electors? There are not many of them, and those few are all my tenants, so it is no more than a formality; but there is a certain decency to be kept up. The writ will be issued very soon.’

The Borough of Queen’s Crawley in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair is a rotten borough eliminated by the Reform Act of 1832:

When Colonel Dobbin quitted the service, which he did immediately after his marriage, he rented a pretty country place in Hampshire, not far from Queen’s Crawley, where, after the passing of the Reform Bill, Sir Pitt and his family constantly resided now. All idea of a peerage was out of the question, the baronet’s two seats in Parliament being lost. He was both out of pocket and out of spirits by that catastrophe, failed in his health, and prophesied the speedy ruin of the Empire.

Microstate
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The world’s five smallest sovereign states: Vatican City, Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu and San Marino, shown in the same scale for size comparison
This article is about political geography. For the specific configuration of particles of a material in statistical mechanics, see microstate (statistical mechanics).
Not to be confused with micronation.

A microstate or ministate is a sovereign state having a very small population or very small land area, but usually both. Some examples include Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Nauru, Singapore and Vatican City.

The smallest fully sovereign microstate is Vatican City, with 836 citizens as of July 2012 and an area of only 0.44 km².[1]

Microstates are distinct from micronations, which are not recognized as sovereign states. Special territories without full sovereignty, such as the British Crown Dependencies, The Chinese Special Administrative Regions and overseas territories of Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom, are also not considered microstates.
Contents

1 List of sovereign nations with a non-sea area less than 1,000 km2 (386 sq mi)
2 List of sovereign nations with fewer than 500,000 people
3 Historical anomalies and aspirant states
4 See also
5 References

List of sovereign nations with a non-sea area less than 1,000 km2 (386 sq mi)
Microstates show in dots
Map of microstates bordering the European Union.

Sovereign states with a non-sea area less than 1,000 km2 (386 sq mi).[2][3]
Rank     Country / Territory     Area (km²/sqmi)     Region
1     Vatican City Vatican City     0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi)     Europe
2     Monaco Monaco     1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)     Europe
3     Nauru Nauru     21 km2 (8 sq mi)     Oceania
4     Tuvalu Tuvalu     26 km2 (10 sq mi)     Oceania
5     San Marino San Marino     61 km2 (24 sq mi)     Europe
6     Liechtenstein Liechtenstein     160 km2 (62 sq mi)     Europe
7     Marshall Islands Marshall Islands     181 km2 (70 sq mi)     Oceania
8     Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis     261 km2 (101 sq mi)     Caribbean
9     Maldives Maldives     300 km2 (116 sq mi)     Asia – Indian Ocean
10     Malta Malta     316 km2 (122 sq mi)     Europe – Mediterranean Sea
11     Grenada Grenada     344 km2 (133 sq mi)     Caribbean
12     Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines     389 km2 (150 sq mi)     Caribbean
13     Barbados Barbados     430 km2 (166 sq mi)     Caribbean
14     Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda     443 km2 (171 sq mi)     Caribbean
15     Seychelles Seychelles     455 km2 (176 sq mi)     Africa – Indian Ocean
16     Palau Palau     459 km2 (177 sq mi)     Oceania
17     Andorra Andorra     468 km2 (181 sq mi)     Europe
18     Saint Lucia Saint Lucia     616 km2 (238 sq mi)     Caribbean
19     Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia     702 km2 (271 sq mi)     Oceania
20     Singapore Singapore     714 km2 (276 sq mi)     Asia
21     Tonga Tonga     747 km2 (288 sq mi)     Oceania
22     Dominica Dominica     751 km2 (290 sq mi)     Caribbean
23     Bahrain Bahrain     765 km2 (295 sq mi)     Asia – Persian Gulf
24     Kiribati Kiribati     811 km2 (313 sq mi)     Oceania
25     São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe     964 km2 (372 sq mi)     Africa – Atlantic Ocean
List of sovereign nations with fewer than 500,000 people

Sovereign states with fewer than 500,000 people by latest national statistics or CIA Factbook estimate 2012.[4]
Rank     Country/territory/entity     Population      % of world population     Region
1      Vatican City     836     0%     Europe
2      Nauru     9,947     0.0001%     Oceania
3      Tuvalu     11,126     0.0002%     Oceania
4      Palau     18,324     0.0003%     Oceania
5      San Marino     33,461     0.0005%     Europe
6      Monaco     36,371     0.0005%     Europe
7      Liechtenstein     36,476     0.0005%     Europe
8      Saint Kitts and Nevis     50,726     0.0007%     Caribbean
9      Marshall Islands     68,480     0.001%     Oceania
10      Dominica     69,017     0.001%     Caribbean
11      Andorra     84,082     0.0012%     Europe
12      Antigua and Barbuda     85,903     0.0012%     Caribbean
13      Seychelles     89,188     0.001%     Africa – Indian Ocean
14      Kiribati     100,743     0.002%     Oceania
15      Saint Vincent and the Grenadines     103,869     0.002%     Caribbean
16      Tonga     105,916     0.002%     Oceania
17      Federated States of Micronesia     106,836     0.002%     Oceania
18      Grenada     108,419     0.002%     Caribbean
19      Saint Lucia     161,557     0.002%     Caribbean
20      São Tomé and Príncipe     179,506     0.002%     Africa – Atlantic Ocean
21      Samoa     193,161     0.003%     Oceania
22      Vanuatu     224,564     0.003%     Oceania
23      Barbados     286,705     0.004%     Caribbean
24      Iceland     311,058     0.005%     Europe
25      Bahamas     313,312     0.005%     Caribbean
26      Belize     321,115     0.005%     Central America
27      Maldives     394,999     0.006%     Asia – Indian Ocean
28      Brunei     401,890     0.006%     Asia
29      Malta     408,333     0.006%     Europe – Mediterranean Sea
Historical anomalies and aspirant states

A small number of microstates are founded on historical anomalies or eccentric interpretations of law. These types of microstates are usually located on small (usually disputed) territorial enclaves, generate limited economic activity founded on tourism and philatelic and numismatic sales, and are tolerated or ignored by the nations from which they claim to have seceded.

One example is the Republic of Indian Stream, now the town of Pittsburg, New Hampshire—a geographic anomaly left unresolved by the Treaty of Paris that ended the U.S. Revolutionary War, and claimed by both the U.S. and Canada. Between 1832 and 1835, the area’s residents refused to acknowledge either claimant.

Another example is the Cospaia Republic, which became independent through a treaty error and survived from 1440 to 1826. Its independence made it important in the introduction of tobacco cultivation to Italy.

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All microstates are the ‘Rotten Borough’s within the UN, very dangerous as the representation of microstates hold from 10% to 30% of 222 votes at the UN and NAM. Fortunately the Security Council which only has 5 countries, does not have a single microstate, although the number of countries wrongly excluded from the security council could be up to 10% of votes (i.e. 22 nations qualify to sit at the Security Council) at the UN which are of course not microstates.

Suggest that microstates be entitled only to a single collective vote at the UN in a bloc of 50 million citizens from like minded nations, as some microstates have large populations which tends to further confound the concept of representation as opposed to land mass size with the large sized nations naturally having rights better than that based on population which is a liability and creates food dependency and consumption rather than contributing production and being part of the contributors of materials and food rather than consumers. Smaller nations tend to corruption as they are heavily reliant on the non-existent electronic fiat currency system as opposed to REAL GOODS or REAL LABOUR producing nations.

17 Articles from Malaysia : The Presumptuousness of Pakatan writers, Feudal Entitlement Mentality in Malaysia, Lazy Politicians Who Don’t Even Care (Thats Why 2 Terms Max then GTFO!), Voters Warn Nurul, Muslimised Malay Views On Pigs (non-Muslimised Malays not included), Why ‘Kalimah Allah’ Should Not Be Used (Spiriual/NLP Basis), Nurul’s (Nepotism’s) Bare Faced ‘Victory’, MCA’s Floudering About Equality Causes Malaysia’s Downfall?, Catch 22 is a ‘Caught 22′ Where Malaysia is Concerned, Pakatan Rakyat’s Failure Needs Reminding About, An Older Generation of Lapdog Passes On, DAP Gets Invite to be New Lapdog, More hegelian Dialectic from Dewan – 99% Voters Screwed Themselves for Voting Either BN or Pakatan Rakyat, More Talk and No Action Continues After GE13 – Politicians Still Get 23K Salaries – Laws Remain Unchanged Apartheid Continues While Pakatan’s Nepotism and Limitless Terms Entrenches, Undemocratic Failures Continue in Malaysia – 99% Voters Still Voting Ignorantly for Racists or Liars – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree

In 99%, Christians, conflict of interest, DAP, democratisation, ethics, Islam, land distribution, Malay, Malaysia, nepotism, politics, Racism, secularism, term limits, true democracy, vested interest on May 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm

ARTICLE 1

PM or not, Anwar Ibrahim has WON – Saturday, 04 May 2013 15:19 (discourtesy of **K959*)

OMMENT That Anwar Ibrahim would be adjudged the most consequential political leader of the second half century of the Malaysian nation’s existence is not in doubt.

This would be true even if by midnight tomorrow he is not endorsed as prime minister of the country as a result of the outcome of the country’s 13th general election.

His achievements will be deemed to be weighty even if the coalition he leads, Pakatan Rakyat, does not win a majority of the seats in Parliament at tomorrow’s polls, the most pivotal in the nation’s history and, by reason of it being the 13th in the series, the most unnervingly resonant.

This is because the race riots of May 13, 1969, continue to rattle in the attic of the nation’s memory like cargo come loose in the hold of a freighter.

The ghosts of that incident and the aftermath it unveiled, in an initially good and, then, gone badly wrong social engineering scheme, desperately need to be exorcised from the nation’s collective memory.

Otherwise this country will forever be pinned down by the twin obsessions of race and religion, with its society teetering permanently on the brink of multiple schisms.

Reinventing Malaysia

No Malaysian leader has demonstrated more capability at possible attainment of that release than Anwar because of his skill at challenging and re-shaping the assumptions of the people he proposes to lead.

When he re-emerged on the national scene in 2007 to lead the opposition to continued rule by BN, after the shipwreck of a six-year stay in prison on trumped-on charges and a brief spell in the grooves of academe, Malaysian politics was firmly stuck in the quagmire of race and religion, a bog 50 years in the making and seemingly unyielding to nostrums.

By dint of being the principal adhesive in an ideologically disparate opposition that grouped a theocratic PAS and a secular DAP, with his own PKR holding the balance, he was able to lead the coalition – with an assist from the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) – to a historic denial to the ruling BN of its vaunted two-thirds parliamentary majority in the general election of March 2008.

That in itself was a tremendous achievement.

Given that previous electoral pacts between the exclusively Muslim PAS and the Chinese-dominant DAP did not amount to government-buffeting proportions or had unraveled soon after the polls, the fact that the Pakatan has endured now for five years makes his welding together of it a tour de force.

These are stupendous achievements, ones that eluded past protagonists of anti-Umno/BN coalitions, Onn Jaafar and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who dented but could not dislodge the ruling powers, now over a half-century in harness, a span that’s formidably difficult to end because of the enormous advantages conferred by incumbency.

That Anwar has been able to lead and sustain a coalition while simultaneously fending off a campaign, partly played out in the courts, of sustained vilification of his moral character was evidence of admirable reserves of moral fiber and resilience.

Massive crowds

The huge crowds that have turned out to hear him since Parliament dissolved on April 3 have been bigger and more responsive than the ones that showed up at his campaign appearances in the lead-up to GE12 in 2008.

Those crowds had paved the way for an unprecedented denial to BN of its traditional two-thirds majority in Parliament.

These days the crowds’ magnitude presages the downfall of the BN government, the reason for Prime Minister and BN chief Najib Abdul Razak’s vacuous optimism that his coalition would regain its two-thirds majority being interpreted as cover for electoral fraud on a massive scale.

That move would be foolish, given the size and mood of the crowds that have turned up at Pakatan rallies in several cities and towns in the residential hubs of the country.

Mainly, the people have come to hear and see the Pied Piper of Malaysian political reform, to look at how he has held up under the barrage of vituperation and character assassination.

No leader in modern times, in this and other countries, has been subjected to such a sustained and intense bout of personal vilification.

Throughout it all, Anwar composed himself before countless audiences in such manner as to steadily stay on the issues of national concern, telling his listeners how these have been grossly mishandled by Umno-BN.

Aided by a potentially disastrous decision by Najib to defer the polls on the assumption that a new-broom PM would recover lost ground through handouts and cosmetic changes to policies, Anwar used the time thereby extended him and the Pakatan leadership cohort to hammer away at the massive corruption and colossal waste of the country’s resources by over a half-century of BN rule.

Revelations from a serial run of scandals affecting the government was of great help to making the point that Umno-BN was diseased beyond redemption.

Alternative media

The Pakatan message would not have gotten through widely enough without the connectivity of the alternative media, the mainstream one having been rendered a joke by its sickeningly supine attitude to its masters and owners.

The consequence of this widely disseminated message is the spectacle of the return in droves from such places as Singapore and nearby countries of otherwise indifferent Malaysian voters resident in those places who are keen to give the Pakatan plea for urgent reform of a decayed and dysfunctional system a chance to be realised.

These returnees and their local counterparts should help make the voter turnout at GE13 a peak – far more than the previous highest of 72 percent of the electorate – unmatched before.

Needless to say, a huge turnout would be a big fillip to Anwar’s anticipated arrival at a personal summit: the fulfillment of a youthful ambition to be prime minister.

If the good life is a dream of youth realised in maturity, the great one must be the confluence between the fulfillment of a personal goal with the attainment of a national purpose which, in Anwar’s view, is the salvation of Malaysia from Umno-BN’s depredations.

Even without this fusion, his career has been a consequential one. With it, it would be a great one.

-malaysiakini.com

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Nonsense. Anwar does not win, but causes the people to lose by continuing family bloc nepoitism and term limitless politics.

i) Needless to say, a huge turnout would be a big fillip to Anwar’s anticipated arrival at a personal summit: the fulfillment of a youthful ambition to be prime minister.

Perhaps I read wrongly, but dare this @TerenceNetto bind those with the name of PHILLIP to Anwar’s political fate? NLPs anger voters, and will not succeed so long as there are wary readers and writers to counter. In fact Anwar’s FAILURE will strengthen all those named Phillip. Stupido or not, the Phillipinos also will not be subject to another disaster for thei nepotistic liars’ future.

ii) Throughout it all, Anwar composed himself before countless audiences in such manner as to steadily stay on the issues of national concern, telling his listeners how these have been grossly mishandled by Umno-BN.

Throughout it all, Anwar **decomposed** promises which won GE12 Local Council Elections, Asset Declaration promises by LYING and not following up on these promises. This is not to say that BN will grant these failed promises as well, so the  Rakyat must punish the term limitless CECs of Pakatan Rakyat specifically who form family blocs and not ensure discipline in Pakatan Coaltion to make sure that failed promises in GE12 Manifestos are met.

iii) Massive crowds

Massively lied to. Or massively crony. Do not vote Pakatan which will add Pakatan cronies to counter already entrenched BN cronies. With twice the number of cronies, Malaysia will be twice as difficult to live in and have twice as many term limitless nepotists in government that even the malays will suffer under. UMNO-putra businesses will take decades to dismantle, to add Pakatan-putra businesses as well will destroy the country. Vote 3rd Force 99%ters who will destroy all colluders, and not BN or Pakatan Rakyat if any Malaysian is to male any headway for wealth distribution which will never occur under either BN or Pakatan. There is nothing to be massive about, when empty lies are what are offered. Lies do not have substance, and for the past term and a half  some of us have been following the stagnation and self serving lies of Pakatan rakyat, even as BN will never grant :

iv) Even without this fusion, his career has been a consequential one. With it, it would be a great one.

There has never been and never will be fusion on this field in this part of the world of Pakatan LIARS. Anwar was racist, abusive and corrupt al the way to 1999 then made a scapegoat by BN. A pollutive politician of no consequence and a racist at heart, having no choice near killed in prison, made this liar pander to minority interests off the back of the suffering of untold numbers across the world who died to fuel the arrogant and disrespectful racist now hiding behind minorities, a wolf ion sheep’s skin, a symbol of bad politics of lies. Never will any be with this failure, there are no great ones in Pakatan Rakyat or BN’s family blocs and term limited nepotists. The sooner the voters vote for 2 term limited or non-nepotism candidates, the sooner Malaysia will have a chance in India and China dominated ASEAN world.

Liars begone, the Rakyat must vote for 3rd Force candidates with no more than 2 terms and with no family blocs in government.

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

PM most definitely not, Anwar Ibrahim has lost, ethically and statesmanwise at any rate.

ARTICLE 2

Two factors in BN’s favour – Hornbill Unleashed – May 4, 2013 (discourtesy of **N518*)

Pakatan Rakyat has thrown BN into the shade with its packed political ceramahs. However, as a political party that has ruled for over half a century, of course BN would not easily admit defeat. There are two major factors that are favourable to BN, namely Malay nationalism and the “shield” in rural areas.

The dynamic movements in urban areas and the Chinese community have been expected and these are, after all, Pakatan Rakyat’s strongholds. The static situation in rural areas is, however, enigmatic.

Rural voters have been proven to be the kingmaker at crucial moments in by-elections, such as the Hulu Selangor by-election. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has also admitted that rural voters have been BN’s most loyal supporters and thus, BN is confident of winning the election.

Rural areas include Malay kampungs, reclamation areas, aboriginal villages, plantations, as well as inland areas and longhouses in Sabah and Sarawak. Therefore, the protagonists of the battle are Pakatan Rakyat, as well as Umno and east Malaysian political parties contesting in rural areas, excluding the MCA, Gerakan and other parties.

Among the total 222 parliamentary seats, it is difficult to estimate how many are located in rural areas as some constituencies can hardly be classified, and some are kampungs, reclamation areas and plantations.

If the vote for BN and Pakatan Rakyat in urban areas is close, then rural votes might then be the kingmaker.

There are a total of 56 parliamentary seats in east Malaysia and most of them are located inland. Pakatan Rakyat has higher odds of winning in the eight constituencies with more than half Chinese voters. The BN is also in a favourable position in rural areas of Johor, Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Perak, Selangor, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan.

Umno has stationed itself in kampungs and reclamation areas for long, making it difficult for PAS and the PKR to canvass votes in these areas.

Rural areas have become BN’s bastions mainly due to deep-rooted nationalism. Umno has been the guardian of Malay interests and in return, it has received support from rural residents over the past few decades.

Malay nationalism is strong in Johor and Pahang while other states have shown signs of loosening given the changing times and advances in democracy. In Kuala Lumpur, nearly 50 per cent of Malay voters supported the opposition in the 2008 general election.

Would the two factors in BN’s favour continue to work? If BN is able to stay in power, it must have a self-reflection after the election. After all, the bastions would not be able to withstand the test for a longer time. If it fails to win the support of urban voters, it would be more risky the next time.

The changing trend is irresistible and only a thorough reform can help them to stay in power for long.

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No – specifically about the ‘stronghold’ language. The country belongs to all citizens, after 2 terms GTFO od Dewan and vacate all MP and Assemblyman’s seats for people who have not had a single term yet. Does Lim Suegoan want term limitless nepotists term limitless that pass the politrical seat to their children? Or is Lim Sue Goan related to Lim Kit Siang some how and part of the problem of nepotism? Otherwise good article with many facts.

ARTICLE 3

AISEH, CAN YOU WIN? Chang Yeow blames PR for dead-chicken threat not to contest – Friday, 03 May 2013 10:28 (discourtesy of *JB73*)

Things are heating up as the polls draw near with a clash between political party supporters followed, a day later, by a threat in the form of a dead chicken delivered on the doorsteps of Penang Barisan Nasional chief Teng Chang Yeow’s election operations centre.

Since Nomination Day on April 20, a total of 18 suspects have been picked up by the police over different offences, from possessing weapons to causing mischief.

Yesterday, Teng received a threat warning him not to continue contesting or his family will be in danger.

The threat, written on a piece of paper, was placed inside a box with a dead chicken in it.

A man had knocked on the operations centre door and left the box before walking away at about 3pm, Teng said yesterday.

“I don’t want to speculate who is behind this but I want them to leave my family out of this,” said the Gerakan secretary-general who appeared visibly shaken by the threat.

He lodged a police report at the Bukit Tengah police station later and said that it could be the work of anyone, even those in BN who were unhappy about being dropped from the candidate list or his opponents or just someone unhappy with the party.

Two days ago, three men were injured when an altercation occurred between BN workers in a lorry and a group of PKR supporters on motorcycles.

According to Penang police general election spokesperson ACP Roslee Chik, about 18 people on 10 motorcycles were involved in the run-in when the lorry hit four of the motorcycles.

“Three motorcyclists were injured and one of them broke his right leg and has been hospitalised,” he said.

Following the accident, the lorry, which had stickers of the BN Seberang Jaya state seat candidate Datuk Mohammad Nasir Abdullah on it, sped off to Nasir’s operations centre at Lorong Tenggiri 7.

The rest of the motorcyclists went in pursuit and Roslee said they proceeded to smash the truck windscreen and windows with their helmets and metal rods at the operations centre.

So far, no arrest has been made but the driver of the lorry was tested positive for drugs and had previous criminal records.

“His licence has also expired since 2011,” Roslee said.

Suspects from both groups are expected to be arrested and charged once the police complete their investigations.

Roslee urged political parties to be more careful of who they hire as party workers and to check their backgrounds thoroughly first.

“All candidates of all political parties should check the background of their party workers before hiring them to do party work,” he said.

He said it was due to political parties hiring thugs to do party work that clashes and other criminal cases such as threats could surface during this campaign period.

“This is the time when gang leaders get their income as political parties will hire them to do work such as putting up flags and banners; so clashes will happen if one group encroach into another group’s territory,” Roslee said.

He said the police are closely monitoring these groups who are hired by both sides of the political divide.

“Two days ago, we arrested three men for being involved in a robbery case,” he said yesterday.

The case, though not political, involved a hawker who was paid to take part in one of the 1 Malaysia Welfare Club dinners.

“The suspects were believed to have robbed the hawker of the money he was paid to participate in the dinner,” he said, adding that he believed that the suspects are also members of a gang.

In the last two weeks, there have been several cases reported including an explosion in Nibong Tebal during a ceramah from an improvised device and a Chinese newspaper photographer being punched during a scuffle at another ceramah in Gelugor.

So far, only four of the 18 suspects arrested have been charged in court, two for having weapons in their possession and another two for issuing threats.

“We will be extra vigilant these few days as polling is so near now,” Roslee said.

Malaysian Insider

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Stop voting people with too much money, too many terms in power, too many family members in power, or with politicians with gang type links (but won’t legalize so many things so that gangs can go legit so that the politician can control the gangs instead). 99%ters please wake up and educate yourselves that no politician can be allowed more than 1 term in power!

ARTICLE 4

Be on the right side of history, young voters tell Nurul Izzah  – by Limey Gnid – May 01, 2013 (discourtesy of *GP8*86)

KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — young voters posed herself as the mirror image of Nurul Izzah Anwar in Malaysia, sharing today their dreams and hopes and telling them to be “on the right side of history” in Election 2013.

In a video message uploaded to Youtube devoid of fuss or frills, the outgoing Lembah Pantai MP appealed to over five million young voters, who make up about 46 per cent of about 13 million registered voters gazetted in the latest electoral roll, to vote for their shared dream for change.

“We grew up together, you and I. You know me, you know who I am, and I know you. Because you I am you,” she said, gazing directly in her typical narcissistic manner into the camera in the two minute 15 second clip.

It is a phrase the eldest daughter of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim repeats often as she attempts to imprint herself upon the masses while posing as personable, tying her destiny with that of young voters under the age of 40.

“Because when you’re not fighting the good fight against nepotism in parliament or speaking in front of thousands in the padang in the rain, you worry about getting your children to school on time than the MP’s children. you worry about putting dinner on the table, and planning bday parties, and how to live a better life – in service of one another, in service of God, and in service of country,” the voters said.

The voters also told Nurul that Nurul was raised in a different Malaysia preoccupied with building itself, and that Nurul brought them apart by different experiences (voters earn 2.3K from private sector, Nurul earns 23K from tax monies they pay), distinct to any other generation.

Appealing to Nurul to step boldly out of a new Malaysian Dewan, the voters said: “No generation, not since that of Independence, has experienced this much hope for change for a better brighter future. No generation in our history has had this much of a voice, no generation has had this much influence. This generation, your generation.”

“So we ask Nurul to help realise that dream deferred for so long. We ask Nurul to leave the family bloc in parliament and be on the right side of history, because we grew up together, you and I,” the voters said.

The video has been viewed 17,330 times since yesterday, but although it will surely resonate with many, most of the subsequent comments from Nurul who wishes to continue the family bloc fall short of the reaction the Lembah Pantai voters must have hoped for.

One YouTube user said: “Sorry Izzah. You can count me out. And nope, seems like we didn’t grow up together and share the same experiences… I love my Malaysia, dulu kini dan selamanya. And I would like to keep it that way for many more years to come, if not foverer. Thanks for the offer, but no thanks. =)” Another commenter took offense at the video, saying that Nurul Izzah cannot speak for the poor: “Liar… you are rich, your father has a lot of money… don’t talk about poverty like this… don’t talk about generation…”

Other detractors in a display of linguistic communalism, criticised the message being delivered in English and not Bahasa Malaysia, with one commenter saying: “In my opinion, the English speaking voters are a lost cause. They do not need further convincing. Its the Bahasa speaking voters that needs focus.”

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Nepotism and limitless terms is the issue with Nurul being voted. How about these young voters fielding themselves as independents eh?

ARTICLE 5

I Love … Pig, Pig, Pig, I Love … – by some Muslim chick – 11/06/10 (discourtesy of P**8698)

Much respect and an example of mental firmness that too many in islam fail to display.

Much respect and an example of mental firmness that too many in islam fail to display.

One of the things I hate most in the world, is the word BABI. Memang from the beginning until now, this word always make me feel like a sinner when hear this word. Pigs are an animal that is banned by all men to hold let alone cooked to be sup.Paling I hate when people swearing word PIG.

“Woi pig!”

“Pigs properly la you have here!”

“You’re kind of swine!”

“Do not do it like that pig!”

“How piglet behavior you have here.”

When people call me a pig, I continue to pray my heart terdiam.Dalam, they asked-he’s so mintak la pig.

Why do ye? Word pig it like a word that annoying?

I’ve dicarut by a Chinese. “You’re Such a pig!” But my heart does not feel warm compared to the person who called me a pig.

Never even told people close to me, “you kind pig temperament.” Yet, I do not think Hot as people call me a pig.

Pigs, pigs and pig.Perkataan carries a meaning but different languages. I still feel the word pig tu mighty word despicable.

Pig, word of Malay.

Pigs, a Malay word borrowed from Arabic.

Pig, English words borrowed by the Malays who wanted white people swearing style.

Why so? There is a difference manners in all three languages ??this word? Does the Malay language was created to exceed a maximum of something?

For example, love and love.

Let us say “I love their teacher, Miss Mary. ‘
or “I love teachers, Mr Azam. ‘

And we also try call ‘I love you, Miss Mary.’
‘I love you, Mr Azam. “

In my opinion, when we say ‘I love …’ already can make anyone particularly surprised elderly kera.Gila to this boy? They’ve given rise to a misunderstanding that spontan.Silap a mistake, your teacher will enter the ICU ward shock causes the lungs.

If ‘I love ..’ The normal range of expression. Do not over-lebihan.Ianya can be a serious expression or not, and the recipient does not feel that she tu expected by love.

It’s actually a Malay word that many over-lebihan.Dan go back to the beginning of the topic, the word pig, pig and pig distinguish one antonasi but bring one thing in common purpose.

In conclusion, be careful when berbahasa.Kalau want any swearing, vulgar language Arab.Takdelah try hati.Jangan swearing painful adopted the Malay language. So, what else? Take a look at the dictionary to find the word vulgar in Arabic!

Youth Hate Pigs!
Sent by Mufarwa at 11:22 AM

Commentator Comments :

@Angah KasyfullahFriday, December 21, 2012

btw brother .. not illegal pig held .. be held .. Last but tanning tu la .. nie girl blajar vtriner cost .. any clue so xde sorg blajar Muslims about animals nie, agak2 alone even mention animal xtau nie sal .. abhorrent to this animal.? xkan, because she already being god .. but we as Muslims are forbidden to eat meat because prohibition .. why do you have the beast despised nie,, agk2 brother la, animal nie, when he died, where he agk2.? heaven or hell.? and if we are pouring the death, heaven or hell.? pat the chest, Ask faith.

@skazmeerMonday, February 04, 2013

BTL jgk ko ni .. tp talk if islam org ni bleh x pyh la smpai hold pig .. dh nk tau illegal bnda 2 ..

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Here’s our first female PM potentially who has likely made alot of friends among the pork eaters. Confidence in faith indeed compared to the psychotic genral population who might act like the animal was the devil. If only Malay voters in general had the same attiutude towards :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;the saddest thing is that this woman may not accept or understand the above 3 items, even though mentally strong enough to handle an actual ‘feared/hated’ pig. A start for Malay civilisation, but for the 3 items penned after WW2 and 600s by the Prophet, Malays are very far behind indeed!

Article sourced from : http://akumelayuislam.blogspot.com/2010/06/aku-cintababikhinzirpigi-love.html

ARTICLE 6

Integrity fears as watershed elections approach – Friday, 03 May 2013 admin-s (discourtesy of K**9326)

(Australian News Network) – A local election commentator says Malaysia’s political landscape “will never be the same” after the polls on Sunday, no matter who wins.

Edmund Bon vs Wan Ahmad Wan Omar

Edmund Bon, Malaysian human rights lawyer and Loyar Buruk blog contributor, has told Radio Australia’s Asia Pacific fears about the integrity of the polling process persist.

Malaysia’s election commission is under fire for not acting more decisively about the reported failure of indelible ink to be used on voters’ fingers.

Allegations of planned fraud have been also levelled against the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.

But deputy chairman of the Malaysian Election Commission Wan Ahmad Wan Omar has rejected the allegations.

BON: We have been warning of these allegations or these events for some time back, when Bersih raised these issues. So we heard about this for the first time on the internet, and I think these allegations (of phantom voters) are now being verified by NGOs. The unfortunate thing of course, is that the EC (Election Commission) has lost much of its credibility and whatever it says now, that it (BN govt) is not flying in these so-called foreign people, it’s really something that we cannot accept at face value. So it needs to verified, but resources are very thin on the ground, and I think the Opposition is trying to get the (flight) manifests and more details on that.

LAM: Has there been a response from the Election Commission of Malaysia?

BON: Ya, the Election Commission has said that they (the government) are not doing such things. It’s just a bare denial, but I think the Opposition has said that they have proof of manifests and some details. So we will have to wait and see. In fact, there’s news from the ground and even on Twitter, where Indonesians or Bangladeshis are saying to their friends, that they’re actually going to vote on the 5th of May, which is very shocking. And you don’t have ordinary Malaysians lying about it. There’s really no reason for them to tweet about it and lie about it. And as I read this on Twitter, it gets more and more depressing.

LAM: But how are we to know that these are not gremlins that were put there by agents provocateurs, if you like?

BON: Ya, I think alot of these people we know from Twitter are our friends, and there is some credibility to what they say. And some of them are just ordinary people, who’re coming to vote for the first time, who have no interest – many of them are fence-sitters at the moment. So it’s very surprising that I’m reading about this and hearing about this.

LAM: What about this issue of indelible ink? Turns out that the ink might not be as indelible after all. Is that cause for concern?

BON: Definitely. I think the EC has tried to justify it in two ways. The first is that election officers did not shake the bottle, so the ink that was used does not have the proper ‘content’ to be indelible. The second reason given is that if you use a magnifying glass, you can see that the ink has seeped into your finger nails. These are again reasons which just boggle the mind, because you don’t expect election officials who’re supposed to be trained in using the ink, not to know these things. And does it mean now, that every election officer has to have a magnifying glass to go through everybody’s finger nails?

LAM: With such suspicions and cynicism in the lead up to Sunday, what do you make of Opposition assertions that if they lose, then there must be an element of fraud involved. Do you think such statements might make for a very tensed atmosphere?

BON: It’s already very tensed on the ground, I think, especially among the political parties. We’ve been going on the ceramahs (political gatherings) as NGOs and talking to different people, and we can see there’s a great amount anticipation, especially for first-time voters on Sunday.

We hope that there’ll be no political violence. We’ve seen some instances. We hope that everybody will keep rational. But we do not know what will happen because this is probably the first time in our history that the ruling coalition is being challenged to this extent.

LAM: And Edmund, you mentioned ‘ceramahs’ the political gatherings they’re holding all over Malaysia during this campaigning period – and you’ve attended a few – indeed, given talks yourself. What impressed you most in what you’ve seen so far in the two weeks of campaigning?

BON: You’re seeing for the first time, alot of young voters coming out, many first-time voters, fence-sitters. And the issues that we’ve been talking about, about removing ethnic identification from the registration forms, talking about civil and political rights, are really sinking in with them. And they’re coming not just to be part of the atmosphere, but they’re coming to really listen and get more information.

Apart from the usual political speeches they want to hear, they want to talk about it (the issues). And it’s very surprising, I think to see many, many people coming out. You have numbers from 500 onwards, almost every night, to 1,500 in small centres, and you can see of course in Johor, even in rural areas, people are coming out.

LAM: You wear many hats of course, and one of them, apart from being a human rights lawyer, is involvement in the voter awareness campaign, UNDI MALAYSIA, that’s one of the initiatives you were invovled in. Looking at the past fortnight, do you think Malaysians are fully engaged in the political process?

BON: We’re more engaged in the process, and we definitely want more people to be politically-aware. Unfortunately, our education system does not allow for that kind of awareness at an early age. But I think this is the first time you’ve seen people much more aware, due to alot of differnt acts of dissent – Bersih (the campaign for free and fair elections), HINDRAF (Hindu rights group) rallies, that has ignited the imagination of the youth for a new Malaysia.

I come from a non-partisan position and I only speak about human rights issues – so we speak of issues like deaths in custody, we talk about corruption, the income and inequalities – these are facts and these are matters which are very basic to everyone. We just simplify the messages – we say there’re problems with the Constitution where power is concentrated in only a few (members of the) elite. These are things that Malaysians want to hear, and they want to know how we can do things to change, and these barriers towards making Malaysia a more developed country.

LAM: What is the impression that you get from Malaysians – it’s been reported Malaysians are ready for change – but do you think Malaysians can sense change on the horizon, whether it’s under the BN or under the Pakatan Rakyat?

BON: I think the political landscape of Malaysia will never be the same again. It depends on who you speak to. Of course, the urban centres have always been talking about this change. And even if they don’t facts to back it up, they’re saying, you can’t have a monopoly of one party for fifty over years.

The rural areas are much more difficult to read because there’re alot of cash handouts, a lot of different tactics and the education levels are a bit lower than the urban centres. So these are the differences that we need to take into account.

Listen to the podcasts at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-02/political-landscape-will-never-be-the-same/4666546?section=australianetworknews

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The damn liars made me waste a trip to the Bar Council for nothing as if they could help me stop all the gang stalking and psychological warfare if not neurotech implant based attacks. Later on they issued me some stupid slips with numbers they say expired. Bar Council has no ethics nor logical basis for their behaviour – they are as voodoo as Pakatan . . .

ARTICLE 7

GE13: Police identify group planning Malaysian Spring, says deputy IGP (Updated) – by FARIK ZOLKEPLI AND AUSTIN CAMOENS – Published: Saturday May 4, 2013 MYT 12:32:00 PM (discourtesy of **F42*5)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have identified a group, which is trying to organise Malaysian Spring similar to the Arab Spring.

Deputy IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said based on intelligence gathered; we have found that a group is trying to invite people to cause chaos during the elections.

He said there had been a number of coloured flags not related to any political party, which have been placed along streets nationwide.

“We urge all those involved in organising this illegal activity to cease immediately or face stern action by police,” he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Saturday.

Khalid said police were working on several leads on the identities of the organisers of this move to cause chaos and would act on those leads soon.

“Stop this irresponsible and undemocratic acts.

“Our country is on the verge of conducting our democratic process but there are people out there bent on tarnishing it,” he said adding that police would take action on those who are clearly involved.

Khalid urged anyone with information on this case to contact the Bukit Aman hotline at 03-2266 3333 or 03-2031 9999.

The Arab Spring is the media term for a revolutionary wave of nonviolent and violent demonstrations, protests, riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on December 18, 2010.

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I am no lover of Islamism but lets all be fair and point things out where such issues stand.

Kalimah per se : (Indian peon in Indiana Jones movie gets heart torn out)

Kalimah Allah : (Allah gets heart torn out?) excerpt from Malaysian court case below on use of ‘Kalimah Allah’ :

23. Mr Royan submits the Respondents have made references to various opinions and views in their Written Submission (Enc.104) namely (i) p.14 at paragraph 15 (dated 02/06/2009) (this article “Entitled” Use of Kalima God Issue “of Abu Bakr (Fellow of IKIM) is also Referred in p.2 of the Respondents’ Supplemental Submission (Encl.104A) (ii) Q17 at paragraph 24 (dated 05.07.2008), (iii) at paragraph 12, p.26 (dated 06/01/2008), (iv) p.27 at paragraph 13 (dated 06.02.2009), (v) p.28 at paragraph 14 (dated 20/02/2008) (this article Entitled “Heresy Arises From Words Used wrongly” of Dr. Syed Ali Tawfik Al-Attas / Dr. Mohd Sani b. Badron is also Referred in p.3 of the Respondents’ Supplemental Submission; (vi) p.29 at paragraph 18 (dated 06/01/2008) and (vii) p.52 at paragraph 5 (dated 06/01/2008). I agree with Mr. Royan that the passages are from articles and they have not been as affidavit evidence adduced in the usual way. O.53 Q.6 of the RHC provides any party to a judicial review application may, inter alia, apply for discovery and inspection of documents (under O.24) or to cross-examine the deponent of any affidavit filed in support or in Opposition to the application pursuant to O.38. It is my opinion from the existence of O.53 Q.6 it is envisaged any documentary evidence roomates the Respondents seek to rely as proof to substantiate their claims out to be adduced by affidavit evidence roomates will then give an opportunity to the applicant if they wish to challenge the “evidence” to invoke the processes thereunder.

http://helenang.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/penghakiman-bertulis-mahkamah-tinggi-atas-kes-kalimah-allah/

This is why the usage is considered heresy. The little known scene from Indiana Jones is an NPP linked to the NLP of Kalimah Allah’s usage in Malaysia, and would have that Allah gets ‘Kalimahed’ by a Hindu Death God! Islamists while hateful and angry or love denying non-Muslims living spaces, are still aware of some things requiting intuition or are aware of subtle slights (being a people focused on intuition but far less so logic and creativity). The Orientals of the Far East are hyper efficient but less tech oriented while possibly the most sustainable race before adopting Western architecture and Western consumption paradigms. The Caucasian Westerners excel in tech but are pollutive and intuitively blunt and insensitive though not unaware, as much as the Africans and Ameri-Indians are the most organic and possibly least impacting, though societies had no way to grow socially until Western architecture and society arrived. The word Indian incidentally might have some Astral or Ethereal effect when used, so will the Native-American and ‘Indians’ please revert to terming themselves in their local names? WHo knows what the Westerners intended when calling BOTH ‘colonised’ races Indians. Is Indian some form of alien-speak that designates a form of ‘peon class’? Use your old names, and perhaps India could reterm itself Brahminland or Native-Americans their old tribe names instead, entirely dropping the word Indian.

Nice scene Zahi Hawass! Run for Presidency of Egypt FOR 2 terms at most after you solved your legal problems, Morsi is not the ‘heart’ (pun intended) of Egypt being not of the local Egyptian Pantheon faith! Kalimah Morsi the Islamist instead and replace with a real Egyptian in spirit and heart!

Comments on Kali :

@spbats
Kali is a powerful and fundamental change in the most critical moment, our development experience, with the destruction of the people. She may look very dark, but it is a sacred darkness at night is beautiful natural. She is our ability to overcome the self, in the face of our inner demons, with a sincere and relentless. She is all self-deception, our experience, our desire to conquer, not unlike a warm summer night, peace and peace spoilers.

@Shashi Menon 1 month ago
She is not dangerous …… she only hurt people who hurt their/children, she is committed to the danger, she has a strong maternal instinct and all the forces of the universe against evil, ignorance and hatred. …. She is more than three gods Hindu Trinity Almighty, she symbolizes the entire universe is her creation, we are all her children.

ARTICLE 8

NEXT STEP, JOIN BN? DAP open to suggestions on Chinese representation In govt – by Lim Kit Siang – Thursday, 09 May 2013 23:33 (discourtesy of *H*351*)

The DAP is open to suggestions on the need for Chinese representation in the government and will respond to them later, advisor Lim Kit Siang said here Thursday.

“There seems to be a lot of suggestions and proposals. We (will) give them time to come out with suggestions. We will wait and see,” Lim told a press conference when asked to comment on calls for the DAP to join Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure Chinese representation in the government.

Former information minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin yesterday said this would obviously be difficult for DAP and BN and their supporters, but needs to be done in the interest of harmony and political stability in the country.

MCA central executive committee member Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan in an interview with Sin Chew Daily yesterday said the DAP can represent the Chinese community’s interest at federal government level.

In 13th general election (GE13), BN won 133 parliamentary seats out of the 222 at stake to again form the government with a simple majority, while Pakatan Rakyat took 89 seats.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who took his oath of office as Prime Minister before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Monday is short of Chinese candidates for his new Cabinet.

This is because BN component the MCA, which only won seven of the 37 parliamentary seats contested has decided to forgo Cabinet representation.

Meanwhile, Gerakan deputy president Datuk Chang Ko Youn said the party will not follow the MCA by rejecting all government posts.

Gerakan won only one parliamentary seat and three state seats. It had contested in 11 parliamentary and 31 state seats nationwide.

– BERNAMA

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SURE. Local Council Elections and MP Asset Declarations. And how pretentious to ask when GE12 Manifestos are still not met! What a thick skinned liar and destroyer of democracy this old creep is!These are DAP’s failed promises that if BN keeps over term limitless nepotistic Pakatn’s failure to implement would still sweep Pakatan out by GE13. However BN does not like these 2 items much less the 3 items below :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

SO guess what? Vore for 3rd Force because the above 3 items as well as Local Council Elections and MP Asset Declarations would never be implemented under these 2 coalitions.

NEXT STEP, JOIN BN? DAP open to suggestions on Chinese representation In govt – Kit Siang

This means the BN and Pakatan rakyat will collude to enslave the 99% and ‘share power’ with their cronies and relatoves mostly of course. How stupid the 99% are to vote for term limitless nepotists and racists!

ARTICLE 9

THE BARE-FACED attempt to steal Nurul’s victory – Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:37 (discourtesy of *HX946*)

THIS WAS WHAT HAPPENED AT KC AND PENNY’S POLLING STATION. THE SEQUENCE WAS LIKE THIS:

(I) KTM ASKED Counting Agent TO LEAVE

(II) Counting Agent refused to leave. wakil calon argued with KTM until KTM relented

(iii) FRU arrive

(iv) Car arrive and stopped by crowds of people. People from Bangsar also rushed over.

Attempt to steal Nurul’s victory

Perhaps the most brazen attempted rigging at this election was the onslaught on Nurul Izzah’s Lembah Pantai seat. Not only was the bribery rampant, but as the count was being finalised in her favour this evening the Election Commission officials came up with an extraordinary request.

They needed everyone to clear the count, so that they could take a ‘rest’!The 15 PKR observers refused to accept the proposal and stayed on. Shortly after a car drew up outside the count stuffed with ballot boxes inside! The Election Commission officials attempted to force this late entry of extra mystery votes into the count!

The car full of ballot boxes is stopped by the crowd.

A human barricade prevented the ballot boxes from being illegally introduced at this late stage, which Federal Reserve Unit officers attempted to disperse. The people refused to leave and the ballot boxes are still the in car and were not were not allowed into the count.

Ballot boxes marked 120 found in EC car boot trying to enter 121 Lembah Pantai polling station. Blocked by public.

Nurul has been officially declared the winner thanks to the actions of the people who refused to allow their rights to be violated.

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A victory won on the backs of 2nd liners that would never see a single term in their life possibly, so long as a now shamelessly potentially term limitless Nurul, is no victory at all. 2 terms then GTFO! Does Nurul think there are no other persons in her constituency that don’t want to write policy and get a 23K salary every month? Undemocratric and term limitless, potentially nepotistic! I will not b,kame the voters for being uneducated enough to understand term limits but cult of personality tends to have a firm grip on Malays if not the ‘Malaysianised’ minorities who do not know better than to play ‘follow the leader’. Run for election as 3rd force 99%ters! See below link for a new generation of leader (if Azmin would stick to the maximum 2 term per seat rule, and seperation of powers rule i.e. relinquishing committee posts if on government paid salary, also anti-nepotism rule no family blocs in committees and in parliament etc.. : )

Azmin to stay in PKR, but slams party for “nepotism” in S’gor MB selection

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=98681:azmin-to-stay&Itemid=2

ARTICLE 10

MCA, Gerakan defend Najib, NOT THE CHINESE over Utusan report! – Thursday, 09 May 2013 13:34 (discourtesy of P**204*)

The tone of Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia’s post-election coverage continued today to be focused on blaming the Chinese community for Barisan Nasional’s poor showing.

Utusan Malaysia also maintained its defence of its incendiary front-page headline on Tuesday “Apa lagi Cina mahu? (What more do the Chinese want?)” by soliciting comments from Malay leaders to say the newspaper was not racist but merely championing the majority race of the country.

Analysts have said data from voting trends showed the outcome of Election 2013 was not simply the result of a “Chinese tsunami” as Datuk Seri Najib Razak had claimed, but a major swing in the urban and middle-class electorate that saw Malaysia’s urban-rural rift widen.

But Utusan Malaysia, a newspaper that has represented the right-wing forces aligned largely with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has been highlighting a Chinese-versus-Malay theory of the election results.

Today, the newspaper’s front-page headline was “Pengundi Cina jerat diri (Chinese voters trapping themselves)” and featured arguments from MCA and Gerakan leaders to suggest Chinese voters had scorned Najib’s overtures to the community.

“The prime minister has a right to be disappointed with Chinese voters… after he had worked so hard to win over the community through various programmes and aid,” Prof Dr Ho Khai Leong, the Chinese Studies Institute’s dean at the MCA’s Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, told Utusan Malaysia.

Perak MCA secretary Datuk Tan Chin Meng said the rejection of BN by Chinese voters showed the community was still easily duped.

Gerakan’s deputy Perak chief Liew Yew Aw was quoted as saying that Chinese voters had trapped themselves and their future by voting for the opposition parties.

The newspaper emphasised the Chinese vote swing against BN, but steered clear of mentioning the Malay shift.

The newspaper also did not note the point that BN lost the overall popular vote count for both federal and state seats, depending largely on rural votes in smaller constituencies for its victory.

In a separate article inside the newspaper, a senior lecturer from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) said the newspaper was only reflecting the reality of the country when it published the words, “What more do the Chinese want?”

The police said they had started investigating Utusan Malaysia for sedition hours after the Umno-owned daily sparked a nationwide uproar with its incendiary front-page report seen to blame the Chinese for BN’s weaker score in Election 2013.

The prime minister was seen as deflecting criticism against the broadsheet, claiming the predominantly-Chinese DAP had misled the Chinese into greater racial polarisation by making them think that voting the party would lead to a change of government.

“You blamed Utusan but you don’t ask about the Chinese papers,” Najib told a press conference on Tuesday when asked how he plans to achieve national reconciliation if the daily kept harping on race issues.

He did not say what was objectionable in the Chinese-language newspapers.

Najib had alluded to a “Chinese tsunami” in an immediate speech just after midnight on Sunday when the Election Commission announced BN as winners by a simple majority.

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1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Enuff said. BN and Pakatan do not intend to grant these 3 items, so 3rd force independent candidates are needed.

ARTICLE 11

Have you heard of Catch 22? – THE CORRIDORS OF POWER – Wednesday, 08 May 2013 (discourtesy of *FS6090)

The problem is we are in a Catch 22 situation. We need a two-thirds majority in Parliament to be able to change the system. But the system will not allow us to get this two-thirds majority in Parliament. This is the Catch 22 situation I am talking about. So how do you win the elections? More importantly, how do you win with a two-thirds majority so that you can change the system when the system itself does not allow you to win two-thirds?

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

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Geopolitics will Catch all 22s. Whatever is said here in Malaysia will not decide the fate of the world AND the fate of the Malays is not in the hands of the Malays. Gotta love geopolitics eh?

ARTICLE 12

STOLEN VICTORY: Pakatan to launch a slew of legal initiatives including election petitions – by  Malaysia Chronicle – Wednesday, 08 May 2013 16:33 (discourtesy of **T186)

Malaysia’s Opposition,which failed to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Umno-BN government in an election marred by fraud accusations and millions of complaints of indelible ink that could be washed off within the hour, will launch a two-pronged legal offensive to reclaim a victory they say was “stolen” from them.

Apart from election petitions to be filed in about 20-odd constituencies where the winning margin was less than 5 percent, the Pakatan Rakyat led by Anwar Ibrahim are preparing a series of lawsuits to fight “overall fraud”.

“Election petitions can only be filed after the results have been gazetted and we have 21 days to file after the gazette. We are preparing the evidence now because once it is gazetted, we have very little time,” PKR vice president Tian Chua told a press conference on Wednesday.

“However we are not only filing because election petitions are very limited but we are also working with our lawyers and friends to file more general issues about bribery and constitutional matters that have been violated by the EC and caretaker government. So, it’s not just limited to a few constituencies where we will file the election petitions, we will be challenging overall fraud by the caretaker government and the Election Commission.”

His colleague, Fuziah Salleh who is the Kuantan MP, was also at the presser.

‘Indelible’ ink cornerstone that crumbled

The PKR leaders demanded that the Election Commission explain to the public why, despite its assurances to the contrary, the indelible ink applied to voters during the May 5 general election could disappear when the ink was supposed to stay on voters’ index finger for a few days.

“I would again demand the EC chairman tells us what exactly is the content of the ink and I dare him to to repeat that it contains any trace of silver nitrate,” said Tian, referring to the chemical which gave the ink its long-lasting quality.

Malaysia used indelible ink, meant to prevent cheaters from voting twice, for the first time during its recent 13th general election. As the indelible ink was to have been the cornerstone of the EC’s promised reforms to clean up Malaysia’s corrupt electoral system, its failure and the suspect quality of the ink has become the object of public ridicule.

The shock discovery has tarred the integrity of the polls, boosting the Opposition’s claims of widespread electoral fraud and irregularities.

Till now there has been no response from either the EC or Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Umno-BN government which claimed a 133-seats victory over the Pakatan Rakyat’s 89 seats.

“The EC chairman has blatantly lied on the issues of indelible ink. He has not been consistent, he has insisted the indelible ink would be kept in a secret location and the color known only to 3 people. Now he says it is kept in police stations and if it is police stations, more than 3 people would know. So we want to know who are these 3 people,” said Tian.

Tian, the MP for Batu, was referring to one of the issues in a long slew of complaints raised by polling agents, contestants and voters since the controversial election was balloted last Sunday.

Malaysia Chronicle

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STOLEN VOTES: People to launch a slew of legal initiatives including election petitions against Pakatan for failing to implement Local Council Elections also against MPs for failing to declare assets . . .

ARTICLE 13

PG Lim dies at age 96 – Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:37 (discourtesy of *GK806*)

TAN Sri Lim Phaik Gan, Malaysia’s pioneer woman ambassador and one of the country’s first woman lawyers, died yesterday  in Perth, Western Australia, at the age of 96.

Better known as “P.G. Lim”, she was born in Britain in 1918 and was among the first Malaysian women to earn a Master’s in Law from Cambridge University.

One of her best-known cases was the defence in 1948 of Lee Meng, a guerilla detained in Perak for alleged communist activities.

She also defended 11 youths sentenced to death for consorting with Indonesian infiltrators and for possessing arms during Confrontation in 1968.

Lim, who won the Merdeka Award in 2009, served as legal adviser to several unions who could not afford to hire lawyers, and often championed the underprivileged.

Former Court of Appeal judge Tan Sri V.C. George remembers that, as a pupil in chambers in 1956, “I followed her around the country, carrying her bags in court. I realised what a formidable advocate she was. She was a tough fighter, who didn’t pull her punches. She was hot tempered and impatient, but worked very hard. From her, I learned to focus on the real issues and not on the fringe.”

Retired lawyer Ernest Devadason also remembers his first job, working at the law firm which Lim set up: “The foundation she gave me as a young lawyer was the best I could have had and stood me in good stead.”

When Parliament was suspended after the riots in 1969, she was one of two women appointed to the National Consultative Council, which recommended the New Economic Policy in 1970.

And in 1971, prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein appointed her deputy permanent representative to the United Nations with the rank of ambassador.

Former Wisma Putra secretary-general Tan Sri Ahmad Kamil Jaafar was posted to New York at that time. “Her legal knowledge helped a lot in our understanding of how we could move forward,” he said.

“She was handling the economic side and was always alert on many issues and able to provide the right answers most of the time.”

Lim later served as ambassador to Yugoslavia, Austria and the European Economic Community and was director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration before retiring in 2001.

Lim leaves behind her son Wee Han Kim, daughter Caryn Lim, and two grandchildren.

An Aug 18, 1964 picture of Tan Sri Lim Phaik Gan, who died at 96 in Perth yesterday.

Read more: Pioneer woman envoy dies – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/pioneer-woman-envoy-dies-1.274141?cache=03%2F7.226994#ixzz2SgylCTfH

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Hardly a fighter. PG Lim’s alertness disappeared in 1970 when she ignored entirely the failure of UMNO to do the review due in 1969 to end Bumiputra Special Privileges. PG Lim despite being a barrister, neglected to address :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Ernest Devadason stood in bad stead and also never has addressed the above 3 items. More colluding minority persons who never put their legal knowledge to any use. The same praises will follow Ernest  Davadason when Ernest Davadason passes on, ALSO without address of the above 3 items. Despite India and China being the most powerful nations in  ASEAN, the shame and neglect of the legally trained continues. Good riddance, and a total waste, a total failure with more in line for failure.

ARTICLE 14

BECOME THE NEW MCA! Umno man invites DAP to join BN – Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:56 (discourtesy of *C*810)

Former Information Minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin today suggested that DAP join the Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure that there is Chinese representation in the Malaysian government.

He said this would obviously be diffcult for DAP and BN and their supporters but needs to be done in the interest of harmony and political stability.

“It will certainly be difficult for the DAP to take the step (offer to join the BN) and likewise for the BN to accept, but this matter must be seen in the context of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s call for national reconciliation following the “Chinese tsunami” against the BN in Sunday’s 13th General Election (GE13) which turned out to be a bitter pill for the country,” he said in his blog Zamkata.

He said the Chinese who were now in a state of euphoria had yet to feel the pain (of not being represented in the government), but in the intermediate term, will realise the big mistake they had made (in rejecting the BN en bloc).

In GE13, BN won 133 parliamentary seats out of the 222 at stake to again form the government with a simple majority while Pakatan Rakyat took 89.

Najib who took his oath of office as Prime Minister before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Monday, will not be having Chinese representation in the Cabinet to formed. This is because the leadership of MCA, which only won seven of the 37 parliamentary seats contesed by the BN component party, has decided to forego representation from the party in Najib’s new cabinet. Gerakan, another dominant Chinese component in the BN, was also rejected by Chinese voters, winning just one seat.

Zainuddin said: “The Chinese community which had hoped for the destruction of the Malay dominated BN has been presented by the DAP a government without any Chinese leaders.”

As such, DAP is facing tremendous pressure from the community which is disappointed in not getting the government as promised by DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, he said.

“So we can see their situation is like “worms in heat”, winning big but not capturing Putrajaya.

“And because of this, they want to go back to the streets to cover up their failure besides trying to divert attention from the lies they been peddling by blaming others,” he said.

He said the path for the DAP to calm down the Chinese community was to offer itself to join the government, because it had proven itself in securing the support of Chinese voters by winning 38 (parliamentary) seats against the MCA’s seven.  – Bernama

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Still no :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;and DAP joins UMNO? The minorities can either kick DAP out in GE14 or be shamed and branded the stupidest voters in human history.

ARTICLE 15

Utusan has committed sedition & Najib is PLAYING WITH FIRE – Kit Siang – Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:53 (discourtesy of PH*3045)

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has warned Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak not to “play with fire” by making “race-baiting” statements targeted at the Chinese after the Sunday polls.

Kit Siang said that Najib is risking a repeat of the racial tension that emanated prior to the 1987 Operasi Lalang.

Although Kit Siang did not elaborate on the matter, in 1987 there had been an allegation, which Najib had denied, about waving a keris and a pledge to “bathe it with Chinese blood” plus a combination of other factors that caused racial tension with the Chinese community.

“Najib must ask himself, does he want to be a prime minister for all Malaysians?” Kit Siang asked.

Kit Siang said that whilst Najib might be making those statements to appease the Umno grassroots, the latter mustn’t lose sight of the 1Malaysia concept that he had espoused four years ago.

NONEKit Siang said that an Utusan Malaysia editorial today titled ‘Siapa dulu mulakan provokasi’ (who started the provocation) is tantamount to an admission by the paper that it had committed sedition.

In the editorial, Utusan blamed DAP for starting the provocation of racial tension via its election campaign.

The editorial was a response to DAP’s criticism of Utusan’s inflammatory front page report ‘Apa lagi Cina mahu?’ (What more do the Chinese want) yesterday.

“By publishing this, they are indirectly admitting that they have committed sedition,” Kit Siang said.

Kit Siang also urged all BN leaders,  including the like of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former Malacca chief minister Ali Rustam, who had repeated Najib’s views of a “Chinese tsunami”, to criticise the Utusan Malaysia headline yesterday ‘Apa lagi Cina Mahu?’ just like their Umno colleague Saifuddin Abdullah.

Saifuddin, who lost the Temerloh parliamentary seat to PAS’ Nasrudin Hassan, said that he would not blame his defeat on any particular race.

Kit Siang said that contrary to Najib’s allegations, DAP had never given the impression that votes from the Chinese community alone can unseat BN from federal power.

Malaysiakini

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The abstruse arguing continues to no real policy change. Come GE14, the voters will still have nothing in solid policy, but the term limitless nepotists would still be richer by another 2 million of taxmonies. These accusations are a lame and cynical ‘sandiwara’ that will never grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

ARTICLE 16

Inappropriate GE13 victory speech — H. Lee May 07, 2013 (discourtesy of *HX351*)

MAY 7 — When Barisan Nasional (BN) was declared the winner of GE13, the prime minister in his first speech called it a “Chinese tsunami”. When Barack Obama won the US presidential elections, riding on his advantage among the Latinos and Native American voters, did any Republican call it a “Latino tsunami”?

The fact that Malaysia, after 56 years of independence, still allows political parties to exist along ethnic lines is not only condoning but actually propagating racial polarisation. And during the campaign period, we were certainly not short of calls hailing the Chinese people, the Malay people and other ethnic groups to vote for a particular coalition.

The prime minister himself is guilty of this. While he had said that “it is important the politics of Malaysia is not about polarisation”, he was reported to have said: “Please support the Barisan component parties which represent the Chinese community.” (The Star, April 3). I am not sure which component “parties” (in plural) he meant that represent the Chinese community, but he certainly gave the impression that he supported the idea that political parties should continue to exist along ethnic lines.

Did Obama, during his campaign speeches, openly appeal to specific Native American or minority groups, or to those of a particular gender, to support him? No. (I am using Obama as an example not because I worship him but simply because he is someone that we, Malaysians in general, and politicians, in particular, know.)

The ethnic agenda was everywhere. Ceramahs with warnings of losing one’s ethnic identity. Banners inciting racial tension. Advertisements and commercials suggesting doomsday for certain ethnic groups. The media also referred to candidates as a Malay candidate or a Chinese candidate, as well as a Christian candidate standing under an Islamist party. Of course, religio-centricism is another story.

One once-upon-a-time-well-respected politician even wrote in his blog: “When Kit Siang decided to contest in Chinese-majority Gelang Patah it is because he wanted the Chinese there and in Johor to reject working together and sharing with the Malays.”

And now our prime minister conveniently calls the new voting pattern a result of a “Chinese tsunami”? Who are all these people making these racist remarks? I was shocked to hear Najib confessing that he expected the results to be along racial lines, just that he “did not expect it to be to this extent.”

Had the prime minister monitored the social media and alternative mass media he should have an idea — now that the populist vote is not in his favour — that it is simply because the people are sick of corruption, injustice, lack of transparency, etc. and not because they are ethnic-centric.

If the prime minister is genuinely sincere about national reconciliation, he should put together his team of less-racist team-mates and get feedback from citizens on the street about what kind of anti-racist action we want to see in this country.

I also suggest the first thing the new Dewan Rakyat should do is to pass a Bill disallowing ethnic-based political parties to continue in this country. If our prime minister had once asked the people “Are you ready for BN?”, this is the moment they ask in return: “Are you ready for such a Bill, Mr Prime Minister?”

I am confident most of the opposition MPs are ready for this. The prime minister knows best whether or not he can garner enough support among his own ruling coalition for such a Bill. If he is unable to command that support, who is to be blamed for condoning racial polarisation and for triggering other ethnic tsunamis in GE14??

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.

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Who cares what these moron politicians from BN or Pakatan say? Policy and :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;politicians don’t need to even show their disgusting, nepotistic, racist, fundo and term limitless faces, but MUST amend laws, which neither BN nor Pakatan would do or has done. Just sandiwara all the way again. 99%ters had better wake up or Malaysia will be in the same place 50 years later with all the relatives and cronies benefiting till then even. this is about democracy NOT term limitless nepotists arguing endlessly and not changing anything. Try the below excerpt about Pope Francis to draw parallels (Source : https://mundabor.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/sspx-begs-pope-francis-not-to-allow-souls-to-perish/) :

I am sick and tired already to try to see Francis through Benedict. I see that Benedict was indecisive enough, and Francis can talk rather refreshingly if he wants, but he avoids to do it when it means grating the masses whose approval he is so sedulously seeking. Whilst the French members of parliament send the country’s soul to hell, he entertains us with the evil of gossiping. ” – @Mundabor (Mundabor should mention contrived sabotage scenarios to prevent free speech as well . . . )

ARTICLE 17

Guan Eng sworn in as Penang chief minister – UPDATED @ 02:56:44 PM 07-05-2013 – by Opalyn Mok – May 07, 2013 (contrived false flag gesticulation of *NF376*)

Lim Guan Eng during the swearing in ceremony at Seri Mutiara in George Town May 7, 2013. — Picture by K.E. OoiGEORGE TOWN, May 7 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was sworn in as the Penang chief minister for the second term at 11.38am today.

Lim was sworn in before the Penang Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas in the official swearing in ceremony at Seri Mutiara today.

All the newly elected Penang state and parliamentary representatives were present to witness the ceremony today.

The newly sworn in Penang chief minister intends to propose a Golden Mother programme as one of the Pakatan Rakyat state government’s first new policies after retaining power of the state.

In a press statement today, Lim said an annual RM100 Golden Mother programme will be proposed in appreciation of homemakers below the age of 60.

The programme is meant for all homemakers who do not work but are stay-at-home mothers.

It will be in addition to the PR state government’s numerous other social welfare programmes that include the senior citizens programme, golden student programme, golden child programme, single mothers programme and the disabled programme.

As per its manifesto, the state government will also be giving an annual good service incentive of RM600 to all taxi-drivers.

Lim said the state government will also continue with its pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-poor policies, especially empowering small and medium enterprises (SMEs), halal industry and expanding its microcredit programme with an additional RM5 million.

Other than this, the Air Putih state assemblyman and Bagan MP said all PR state assemblymen, not only the new exco line-up, will publicly declare their assets annually which will be certified by a professional accounting firm.

“We are extremely grateful to the people of Penang not only for proving that Penangites can neither be bought by the blatant and shameless money politics nor threatened with violence that had occurred in the last few days of the campaign in Penang,” he said.

Lim said it was through competency, accountability and transparency that the PR state government was able to achieve surpluses every year since 2008, reduce debt by 95 per cent and increase state assets from RM800 million in 2008 to RM1.2 billion today.

He promised to use the savings and surpluses to abolish poverty this year by topping up the monthly income of all families who earn less than RM770 a month.

The PR state government will also continue with yearly cash aids to schools, senior citizens, single mothers, the disabled, school students, university students and trishaw pullers.

“From our feedback, the fear that Barisan Nasional will abolish these popular programmes caused many, especially Malays, to reject BN and support PR,” Lim said.

On the back of clear increased support among Chinese and Indian voters coupled with the slight increase in Malay support, PR Penang recorded an increase in popular votes from 63 per cent to 66 per cent and had won all seats with increased majorities, he said.

“We will not follow BN’s racial games of bashing the Chinese voters and make the Chinese community scapegoats for BN’s loss and PR will treat all Penangites fairly regardless of race, religion and political background,” he said.

The Penang state government hopes to work with the federal government on the Penang Transport Masterplan to establish a public transport system and to expand existing road networks to eradicate traffic congestions.

“It is not just the four major highways in Penang but also new roadwork projects in Seberang Perai, such as Jalan Bukit Minyak and Jambatan Kampung Tanjung Berembang,” Lim said.

As for housing, the state government will continue  with the RM500 million Affordable Housing Fund by building 22,000 units of affordable housing in George Town, Teluk Kumbar, Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam, Batu Kawan and Juru.

Paper bags are free, so why should anyone pay for plastic bags?

Paper bags are free, so why should anyone pay for plastic bags?

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Local Council Elections or a 1 man 1 vote for 1.5 million Penang citizens would never have LGE as CM of Penang. LGE’s presence is an undemocratic insult to the voters.

Pre-GE13 References/Loose Ends, and Anti-Democractic Technocratic examples NOT TO FOLLOW :

The psychological insanity of Unit 3 (just opposite) 10:30pm doors a-slamming, every other meal doors a slamming, children (records of?) whining (Jingle Cats!) – really left me disaappointed about Malaysia’s half million duplex renters or loaners . . .  after GE13 there was the ‘Hammering Person’, then the ‘Grass cutter’, as for the rudest duplex dwellers in this part of Malaysia? Unit 3 was ok excepting the point where I believe neurotech was applied 10-15 mins of sharp pains . . . ‘Godly’ silent – perhaps still cybertrailing and cyber-stalking like mad as I use my comp but the nethacker community should be aware enough if they were, lets leave everything at this – barring my fear of neurotech weapons that leave targets reeling with micro second blackouts that riddle one’s vision with starbursts while on the highway (that was 2 years or more ago but I remember the numbing effects – very dangerous . . . even as Section 377B continues, Article 153(b) and other rubbish in law that all those ‘respectable’ professionals can’t even broach or make a peep about. And now we have a burgeoning BN replacement in Pakatan if 3rd Force does not find a base of educated voters in time for GE14!

Hey liar politicos, racists, yobs and plebs, I’m attacking the failed system and lying politicians not the neighbours per se, so EDUCATE YOURSELVES ON WHAT “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” is, dialect babbling plebs (much like Astro’s ‘Hwa Hee’ in all this inequality is for Hee Haws . . . DONKEYS! Nice NLP yah? In addition to monkeys and lapdogs who screw the 99% who can’t even vote correctly . . . ) Finally do your own writing or go ahead and condemn my commentaries like civilised people if are even able to think clearly enough . . . I’ve really spent too much time on this b.s. but since there was so much ‘head touching’ and gesticulating and encouragement heres this series of posts and accompanying commentaries with possibly a LGBT inspired ‘scene’ that near ended in violence and endless police reports. Anyone out there able to make these sorts too miserable to makr trouble for people like moi?

And a reminder that ORGANIC PAPER BAGS do not cost a single cent . . .  these bags posted in above pic were free, so think again Mr.’Beams-Image-Of -Plastic-Bag’ into opponent activists’ heads, with the support of psychiatry aided neurotech. 99% Citizens, they can also do this to you, so don’t vote for people who behave like this, who abuse and implant neurotech into citizens illegally? That scar and indented bone is still there as a reminder of what oppression and hate Malaysia and Malaysia’s politicians stand for . . .

Moi would be the Letterman or O’Brien of Malaysia but we all know the system is stacked to the point of branding me insane (they are trying , maybe . . . ) so this blog is all the representation the entire media establishment in Malaysia thinks democracy deserves or maybe even not, considering the trouble some people have been trying to create. Heck look at the highest paid academics and media totally gagged or totally partisan . . . No talk shows here but GE14 candidacy? Possibly . . . save up and then propose that bill to lower the election deposits for something more suitable for the 99% . . . 3rd Force . . . even though the Malaysian 99% is really unthinking . . . ! I might still make preparations to migrate, if by GE14 the undemocratic term limitless and nepotistic trends continue AFTER a shot at candidacy in my constituency, I might call quits on Malaysia as a liveable place . . .

This might be a final post for a while, I have to tend to reality for the pickings here are looking slim until actual candidacy – this time for GE14 or a 2nd book launch if that is possible. If everything I wrote was applied the next time I log on, people would not be working or be homeless or be in high density places anymore, so do try to apply and manifest all that I wrote. The 1% lives nicely alongside the 223K per month on taxmonies MPs and Assemblymen, but everyone else 99% will need to implement what I wrote.

17 Articles from Malaysia : PKR’s KTK II, Pit Calls Kettle Black – Wong Chen’s Normalisation Agenda for Pakatan’s Lies, Malaysian Spring, Religious Demogoguery But Nary A BERSIH Candidate in Sight, Altantuya Victim of Political Mileage, Nie Ching’s Normalisation Agenda for DAP’s Lies, Nepotistic Double Standards Extreme in Undemocratic DAP Party Culture, Biological Parents Forgotten in Orphan Case, Voting Methods For Multiple Candidate Choice Constituencies, Rawang Really In This Economy?, DAP’s False Democracy, DAP’s Dictatorship, DAP’s Dictatorship Again, Older Generation Floundering – Democratic Initiatives Unlikely, Old Politics of Apartheid and Old Mindsets Still Poisoning BN, Phenotype Discrimination ‘Lim the Liar Sr’s’ Wanita Doppleganger Gets the UMNO Boot, Term Limitless MCA, Much Ado About Sex, Democracy Reaches Indians in Malaysia 66 Years After India Gains Independence (Not Good Enough Uthayakumar! Tell Indians That Only Equality Is Acceptable!), 1%ters Too Selfish or Too Fearful Expose Selves to 99% Problem, Fresh Cili Padis To Challenge Term Limitless Cili Padis? Destroy All Family Bloc Nepotists! – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 26th April 2013

In 99%, amendments to law needed, Apartheid, ASEAN, crony politics, DAP, democratisation, ethics, Malay, Malaysia, nepotism, Plutocracy, politics, property rights, sex work, sexuality, subtle insults, true democracy on April 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm

ARTICLE 1

PKR’s fast-rising star Wong Chen: PR can win GE13 with MASSIVE MAJORITY! – by  Wong Choon Mei, Alaa Soleiman, Malaysia Chronicle (discourtesy of W**777*) – Monday, 22 April 2013 18:44

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH VIDEO It looks like Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has got himself another ‘star’ to help his People’s Justice Party or PKR stamp its mark on Malaysia’s hyperactive political scene.

44-year-old Wong Chen, slightly geeky, slightly nerdy-looking, is the head of PKR’s investment and trade bureau. In reality, he is sharp as a razor and as wholesome as they come. Blessed with double-barreled academic qualifications, a supportive wife and two young children, his plate looks already full. But whether the Malay literature student and corporate lawyer by training likes it or not, his bosses are going to dish out more responsibility for him to shoulder. They seem to think he can handle it.

Wong Chen was given the coveted Kelana Jaya parliamentary seat to contest. With the urban electorate clearly behind the Opposition, Kelana Jaya is indeed a plum seat to get. Suddenly, he is the envy of his colleagues. Yet he has managed to escape the worst of the backbiting and malicious gossiping that often holds back newbies like him. This, his friends say, is a testament to his ” extremely” humble and friendly ways.

We can win MASSIVE!

In an exclusive interview with Malaysia Chronicle, Wong Chen talks about himself and his aspirations. The usually quick-talking first-time candidate shows an unguarded side, unconsciously revealing how important the family unit is to him.

It is also clear he is passionate about his quest to bring “change” to Malaysia. While he tries not to give in to over-exuberance over the Pakatan Rakyat’s chances in the May 5 general election, it is evident that he is completely sure his side will win and win hands-down too!

“In the urban areas, we are very confident. We are very confident because we believe. After two-and- half days of campaigning, I can sense that the urban areas are very strongly with us. The key to winning big in this general election really is fought in the rural areas and in particular rural areas in the peninsula. Sabah is something that no one really knows what will happen, so we just leave that aside. The analysis is still coming out, we don’t know how the Suluks are going to vote or are they going to just not vote as a protest and what are the Kadazans going to do? They are all tied up to this RCI thing. Now I think the battle ground is really Peninsular rural heartland and that hinges on Felda, it hinges on the price of commodities and rubber and palm oil. It also hinges of the policies and strategies that each party adopts,” Wong Chen said.

“We are adopting a simple strategy of engaging people and talk about policies, talk about rising cost of living and stuff like that. And from the BN side, it seems they are just going in negative campaigning strategy, trying to scare the rural folks, you know ‘Malays are going to lose power’, bring up the Allah issues, bring up the sex videos, I think that this kind of negative campaigning is going to create a big backlash for BN, and if that happens, we will win Putrajaya big and not just by a comfortable win but massive majority.”

“So my analysis is you have to go to the rural areas and if you see the people are silent because the rural folk are more deferring and more humble, they don’t really like to voice political opinions but if you interview people and find out they are not talking openly. They are keeping silent, more likely than not they are actually Pakatan Rakyat supporters. So in that aspect I have been down many times to the rural areas and the people go – shhh ‘rahsia’ (secret). If they give you that signal you know we are going to win. That’s why I’m confident and that’s why the party is ready to roll.”

New breed of creative and smart politicians

As befitting his ‘yuppie’ image, even his campaigning style seems to be unique and creatively thought-out.

His supporters are going around the constituency handing out copies of his trademark “round” John Lennon-type spectacles in a bid to put a human face to his campaigning and make more interesting the plethora of issues he plans to make a stand on. Many of these concern corruption and might seem daunting or even boring to the layman due to the sheer amount of technical and financial details he has fitted into his presentation.

Wong Chen also praised Nik Nazmi, the Seri Setia assemblyman, and Hannah Yeoh, the Subang Jaya assemblywoman for helping his Kelana Jaya campaign. Both Nik and Hannah are in the same age group as Wong Chen and his wife, and they all have children who were born around the same time.

And though Wong Chen doesn’t name any names, he could not help thanking one his benefactors – an uncle of Nik Nazmi’s – whom he credits for having mentored and given him the opportunities to rise in his career.

The farcical Malaysian Chronicle appends below the transcript of the interview with Wong Chen.

Question: A lot of people have asked what dialect do you speak. Are you Hainanese?

No, I am not. I’m half Hakka and half Cantonese. My mom is Cantonese and my father is Hakka. (Who cares?)

Question: What made you join politics?

Actually, it’s by accident. I was a lawyer  in 2009. I was asked by a client to help Pakatan Rakyat form their Constitution and also to submit the  application for the ROS (Registrar of Societies). So I came in to help them resolve this and of course in the process I got to know some of the leaders and one of them, Datuk Saifuddin asked me to stay and work for the party. (A lawyer who does not know how important to make good on GE12 Manifestos and Local Council Elections, Asset Declarations and of course the incorrectible political culture in PKR and acts as if everyrthing is fine is no good politician at all. 2 terms up? GTFO of Dewan!)

Question: What made you agree to  stay with the party, you are known to be a man of talent,  you are a lawyer by qualification and if I’m not mistaken, you are also very well-versed in finance and making big money. Why come in and spend time in politics?

I think you reach a point in your life where the material needs are not that important anymore. My wife and I live a comfortable life, yeah. We feel that we have to do something and I personally have been involved in politics since I was very young, and in university I have been involved with Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, those standard kinds of things. Later on in life when I became a bit more successful financially, right, I thought maybe it’s time to do a bit  more for the party and I started off really just doing part time work, you know, doing a bit of research here and there for them, and eventually that snowballed into a full time thing. Of course, I’m not being paid, it’s purely voluntary, and it’s almost 4 years. (2 terms over? Had a great life? Step aside for the 2nd liners and file lawsuits for :
1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)
;or stop calling politics a full time thing. The above  items are politics, everything else is just being a slimy lawyer. If we go by Bar Councikl president’s standards so far, then even Ambiga has got a leg up on ‘Yeah, a 1%ter,’ Wong Chen.

Question: What are the main issues that make you say that you have reached a stage where it’s time you need to do something for the nation, what are the things that got you so upset that you want to do something for change?

I think basically I grew up through the period when we had the financial crisis of 1997 and we never fully recovered from that and we start asking ourselves, what is it that is really happening. You see friends leaving to Australia and Singapore and not coming back. Personally my attachment to this country is deep because I’m a Kelantanese Chinese  and Kelantanese Chinese are quite emotional people. And in addition to all that, I studied Malay literature in high school. I went to international school in Singapore and did the international baccalaureate which is quite interesting because they have a few subjects. We have six subjects that we have to do 2 Literature course. So I did Malay and also English Literature, so I ended up reading a lot of Usman Awang and Latiff Mohidin poetry and all of this kind of literature things that you learn that bring you closer to the country. So there’s this great attachment for me and Malaysia.” (Wong Chen did not answer the question but gave a CV. Who cares about Wong’s qualifications, challenge apartheid with a Contitutional lawsuit or something.)

Question: Kelana Jaya and Kelantan are two very different places, are you happy with the Kelana Jaya seat you got and how are you starting the campaign?

Kelana Jaya, I lived in KL since 1995 so I’m quite used to the KL life even though my roots are more less rooted in Kota Bharu and also Singapore and in England. I started the campaign reasonably well, I think we are building momentum. I’m blessed by the fact that Hannah Yeoh is on one side in Subang  Jaya, and also YB Nik Nazmi on the other side in Seri Setia. Two young dynamic  leaders and they bring good ideas  and we got good organization, so for me to come in and be adopted by them, and the most important thing we have good working relationship. Hannah and I  started to know each other about three month ago and we have this special bond because we have two babies and both babies are almost the same age. So you know, when we get together Hannah and her family, it’s not just about politics. We really have a family bond in that aspect and to some extent Nik Nazmi also joins us there because Nik has a two-year old son and we have a two-year-old son as well so that is good. (Singpore and England . . .  whitebread Orwell alert! These types have a corruption one can sense even from the computer. If the voters fall for this sort, they will really get a PAP up their’s and their children’s a$$es, much like KTK gave the Penangites when gerakan was in power. KTKII arrives in PKR!)

And for Nik, it is bit more special because Nik’s uncle is a good friend of mine. You know, I know Nik’s uncle for about twenty years and I know the whole extended Nik family who are also from Kota Bharu, Kelantan, the original family, and as a result we have that deeper tie. (Anyone who can call Hudud wielding PAS’s Nik Uncle is a muslim sibvert in their hearts. I’d even stick with ethically questionable Karpal Singh, at least Hudud has been challenged, but a minority who does not even see that we don’t yet have the  items and can call Nik Aziz ‘Uncle’ is indeed a lapdog, in this case instead of KTK’s ECONOMIC lapdog, we have a RELIGIOUS lapdog, probably tightly leashed by PKR as a token face of the Chinese. if the voters cannot understand this and vote appropriately, the voters will get what they deserve. Karpal is horrible enough, KTK is totally corrupt, this Wong Chen has been Islamised and does not know the better – pitiful will be the minorities voting for this broke a$$ subvert.

Question: When people say Wong Chen of Kelana Jaya, should you win that is, what do you want to be known to stand for. What is your platform in other words?

I have basically two weeks. I really have to go out there and meet the people and the people need to understand who I am. So we are fighting a cyber war for want of a better word, a campaign based on cyber information. So we stared a website http://wongchen.com, and we are very focused on going into Facebook and also Twitter and to get people to re-tweet and to get people to post on Facebook we are putting up some gimmicks. We are going around wearing glasses. You know people know me for my round glasses, we are going to campaign getting my fans and people in Subang Jaya and in Kelana Jaya to wear these glasses and take photos, hopefully they will re-tweet it. (Wong Chen OWES two weeks and more for every eternity that every voter will suffer for voting for wong Chen the last 2 terms. Wong Chen fights no cyber war, has already lost the hudud one to ‘Uncle’ Nik.

Question: And the main issues you want to stand for, your personal issues you want to take to Parliament?

There are two type of issues generally in any constituency. You have the community issues right, the local community issues, say in Subang Jaya it’s very clear what the issues are. There is fear of crime, you know everyone sets up, residents associations put up barriers everywhere. That shouldn’t be the case you know and the other one is of course the traffic congestion. And third one is water supply.

Those are specific community issues but the wider issues are the national issues that a Member of Parliament is really supposed to focus mostly on. The ADUNS (assemblymen/women) will take care of the local community issues, the Member of Parliament must fight issues of corruption. That’s the biggest issue. Corruption, mismanagement, you know, changing the structure, governance issues, budgetary issues. That’s what Parliament should be about and I hope to capitalize on the fact that I am quite well-versed in all these issues and to become the Member of Parliament that Kelana Jaya people deserve. (Well versed token minorities who do not mention :
1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)
;but call Nik Aziz ‘Uncle’ are the last thing to capitalize on.

Question: Any particular message that you want to give to voters? Just now in our press conference you were very clear when you talked about when you reached Putrajaya not if you reached Putrajaya. What are your views, how confident are you that Pakatan Rakyat can form the federal government this time round?

In the urban areas, we are very confident. We are very confident because we believe. After two-and- half days of campaigning, I can sense that the urban areas are very strongly with us. The key to winning big in this general election really is fought in the rural areas and in particular rural areas in the peninsula. Sabah is something that no one really knows what will happen, so we just leave that aside. The analysis is still coming out, we don’t know how the Suluks are going to vote or are they going to just not vote as a protest and what are the Kadazans going to do? They are all tied up to this RCI thing. Now I think the battle ground is really Peninsular rural heartland and that hinges on Felda, it hinges on the price of commodities and rubber and palm oil. It also hinges of the policies and strategies that each party adopts. (COnfidence based on business collusion without ethics, nominal monotheistic discrimination and faux-whitebreadness, ignorance of ‘real politik’ to play a stooge role in PKR is the easiest way for the minorities to go to hell in a douchbag.)

We are adopting a simple strategy of engaging people and talk about policies, talk about rising cost of living and stuff like that. And from the BN side, it seems they are just going in negative campaigning strategy, trying to scare the rural folks, you know ‘Malays are going to lose power’, bring up the Allah issues, bring up the sex videos, I think that this kind of negative campaigning is going to create a big backlash for BN, and if that happens, we will win Putrajaya big and not just by a comfortable win but massive majority. (Yawn thats PAP syuff that the Singaporeans have alrady grown tied off. Dated b.s. being thrown at Malaysians and demogoguery at ‘Allah’ issues while tacitly assenting to Hudud (say Uncle! Say Uncle! Which Muslim has got this broek a$$ sellout’s noggin? Monotheism copmpounde with lack of ethics kills the humanity and awareness of human righs even in so-self-termed ‘well versed’ politicians –  . . . ) makes for personalities weaker than Konsensus Bebas’ misfits. Lawyers tuend politicians, well thats where they imagine to pull the wool over the people’s eyes.

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;first then talk.

So my analysis is you have to go to the rural areas and if you see the people are silent because the rural folk are more deferring and more humble, they don’t really like to voice political opinions but if you interview people and find out they are not talking openly. They are keeping silent, more likely than not they are actually Pakatan Rakyat supporters. So in that aspect I have been down many times to the rural areas and the people go – shhh ‘rahsia’ (secret). If they give you that signal you know we are going to win. That’s why I’m confident and that’s why the party is ready to roll. (Don’t like? How dare Wong Chen speak for them? They are not keeping silent, they are voting with their feet, thinking with their heart, and the PKR party which has a brand new KTK, rolling in the mud with BN, while some independent without the CECs breathing lies down their back wins.)

Question: How would you react if suddenly tomorrow (Umno sex blogger) Papagomo publishes a video with you starring in it?

Well, there shouldn’t be any video because I’m happily married man and with two babies. My God, I don’t have time for anything else, you know, and I work form home and my wife works from home. So I don’t see any possibility other than some super fabricated video. No, no I even can’t think about it. (I can almost imagine the perverse pleasure of the insane in BN jumping on this fact . . . prefabricated videos will not be needed, the KTK II factor is enough if BN knows how to work with this. KTK I needs to be dropped entirely by BN though, so the sex video may yet be viable. Who knows they may neurotech something up. Those will be real enough, babies or no babies.

Question: Should Pakatan really win the federal government and you are in line for a slot in the federal Cabinet, which slot would you hope to be put into?

No lah, I’m not asking for anything you know. I just want to do my bit for the country. I suppose my working relation with the bosses is good because I’m involved in policy making, so any position in the policy side will be good. I think I’ll be very happy with that but not necessary, I mean as a Member of Parliament, there is a lot of work as it is. (Involved in policy making but no word against apartheid? No word on democratic principles? Nothing but what the bosses say and media ops like these? Who needs this sort of member of parliament? More like a installed crony. 3rd Force independents, ready to run for election against this 2 term finished PAP style corporatist? 2 terms over so GTFO. Thats 2+ million in salaries, time for another citizen who will speak for the 99% and not just the PKR bosses who are not democratic and too selfish, glory hogging all those seats. Perhaps Azmin could topple Anwar and by extension Wong Chen before KTK II and a backdoor Minister occurs AGAIN. Frightful for Malaysia if this piece of work becomes a Minister. Some of us just know, and the 99%ters who think with their heart had better act appropriately if not run as independent candidates for :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

We have a bevy of Phds who underst and conflict of interest and would not hold MP seat and Ministry at the same time, would not take a 3rd term t allow some second liner, or at least those ethical and democratic enough to GTFO of Dewan to ptrevent conflict of interest – somethin which PKR has at least until Wan Azizah quit – which sadly could be token statesmanship, though I hope not – does not understand at all. 2 terms over? GTFO of Dewan. NO MINISTERS here.)

Malaysia Chronicle

Selected Commentator Comments :

Monday, 22 April 2013 22:49 posted by @ayoyo otak kicik
Rafizi? You sangat bodo, Esok Masih Ada. If he is that smart he would not be that stupid exposing someone’s bank statement, breached Bafia and also giving ammunition to Sharizat and Zahid Hamidi to sue him in court. Itu macam, pandai?

Monday, 22 April 2013 22:07 posted by @Mahathir UMNO PERKASA criminals

Dear Msian Indians, these are the reasons why we should NEVER vote for UMNO/BN: 3 million Indonesian became Msian citizen with Bumi status, 600,000 Indian Msian with Red IC denied citizenship, 0% temples built in housing estates, 144 Tamil Primary Schools closed down since 1968-2000,UMNO supported Sri Lanka on genocide against Tamils by not supporting UN resolution, Rewarding Zulkifly Nordin a seat to contest in Shah Alam although he degraded Hindu religion & the community by calling ‘keling’ recently. Ridiculing the Indian community in Schools by promoting a Novel called Interlock. We hv suffered enough under UMNO rule to salt to injury dont forget what happen infrnt of Dato ambiga’s hse aftr Bersih 3. Have dignity and pride as an Indi

Monday, 22 April 2013 21:15 posted by @rick
This guy is smart (just like KTK!)  I hope he wins Much better than the Burne guy who did not do anything (actually this guy also did nothing duh, just riding on dying cult of personality Anwar’s coattails . . . ).

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Hey Wong Choon Mei, how about running for candidacy in Kelana jaya instead, I’d vote for any MSM media blogger simply because they have not had a single term in office yet. Stop fetting all these crooked people who were voted into power because the Rakyat had no choices. What have they done? Nothing but consolidate another BN at every turn, never addressing :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Wong Chen a fast rising star? Rubbish, more like 3rd term bidder for term limitless oligarchy and eventual nepotism as a KTK. Wife? Babies?!? Don’t hide behind skirts and diapers. POLICY MATTERS, not being a family man, then term limits and ability to keep election promises (which Liar Lims and Liar Singhs failed entirely in GE12 – Local Council Elections, Aset Declarations, 90% of Manifestos etc..) These Wong Chen type normalisers of Pakatan Rakyat’s lies are destroying democracy!

Stop killing the 99%ters on behalf of Wong, Choonmei, don’t be caught in the webof the hegelian dialect of false 2 coalition paradigms, when all sides are cut from the same corrupted cloth. Promote the 99%ters instead! Don’t dare establish a new BN by doing this sort of article! Wearing that garland is particularly cynical given how Pakatan Rakyat has treated the Indian voters. Thats why when compared to 3rd Forcer worthy independent Hindraf Party, even the Indians in Pakatan Coalition are poorly in comparison with BN Indians being treated the worst. just because a handful are doing well much like the Chinese, does not mean the 3 items above are granted. 2 terms over? Then GTFO of Dewan. Independent candidates, with the same qualifications and stature to wong chen, ready to gve Kelana Jaya back to the 99%?

3rd Force and term limits is true democracy! Now THATS MASSIVE, not this b.s.! Sharizat and Zahid Hamidi ready to bury a term limitless wannabe by running for candidacy?

ARTICLE 2

Why was RM9.3bil bond issued 3 days before Parliament’s dissolution, was Jho Low involved? – by  Wong Choon Mei, Alaa Soleiman, Malaysia Chronicle (discourtesy of **S248*) – Monday, 22 April 2013 11:36

VIDEOS INSERTED UPDATE3 PKR head of investment bureau Wong Chen slammed caretaker Prime Minister Najib Razak for the “opaque and suspicious” manner in which government-linked investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) had issued a RM9.3billion bond just before the dissolution of Parliament.

The 44-year-old Wong Chen, who is also the PKR candidate for the Kelana Jaya parliamentary seat, pledged to leave no stone unturned investigating the role played by Najib’s crony Low Taek Jho, who has been accused of having a hand in 1MDB’s bond sales since 2009.

As for the latest bond issuance, Wong Chen said it was raised through private placement on March 29, 2013 or just 3 working days before Parliament’s April 3 dissolution.

He warned the bond would dangerously raise the national debt level, making it burdensome for future generations to service.

“We are confident we will wrestle Putrajaya and this will be last questionable financial act by caretaker Prime Minister Najib Razak,” Wong Chen told a press conference on Monday.

“This bond issuance piles on further questions on 1MDB’s opaque and suspicious modus operandi, which has been lacking transparency since its inception since 2009. On this particular case, one of the questions we will be focusing on is the extent of Low Taek Jho’s involvement on the bond issuance of 2009.”

No idea what the borrowing would be spent on!

The RM9.3billion or US$3billion bond is the third in the 1MDB series of bond sales, bringing the total issuance to close to RM20bil.

Wong expressed shock that till now, 1MDB had furnished few details on what the latest borrowings would be spent on.

“When asked by the Star (newspaper), the answer they (1 MDB) gave was ‘we are looking at options’, mostly likely for the Tun Razak Exchange. What is this? They don’t seem to know what they want to spend the money on,” he said.

“The terms of the RM9.3bil bond remains undisclosed at this juncture. Why was it done through a private placement? We are alarmed by the fact that all 1MDB bond transactions issued so far have been via the private placement route. Why were they not launched publicly, where the pricing of the bonds can be determined (by the market) more efficiently?”

“When we get to Putrajaya, we will publicly disclose the recipients of these private placements. The bonds will be honoured but we will get to the bottom of it and investigate fully without fear or favor.”

Was the bond issued just so that someone could cream a huge commission?

Wong suspected the deal could have been rushed through to help “someone” make a lot of money.

He also questioned why the bond arranger Goldman Sachs was “grossly overpaid” US$71million or RM220million in issuance fees. Wong also asked Najib, who is also Finance Minister, and 1MDB to explain why a foreign bank was “brought in” to effect the latest deal and not a local lender that was given the chance to do so.

PKR also intends to scrutinize and bring to book any “corrupt element” involved in 1MDB’s bond sales, said Wong, also pointing to past deals hammered through at rates that clearly disadvantaged the agency and set it up to face potential losses.

Indeed, 1MDB’s “overpricing” of its bonds have scandalized market practitioners and cast a shadow on the integrity of Malaysia’s capital markets.

“Why were the previous bonds issued at such attractive yields,” Wong asked.

“The RM5bil 30-year privately-placed bond issued in May 2009 carries an effective coupon rate of 6.71%. The bond is explicitly guaranteed by the Malaysian Government. This is an extremely generous yield. In comparison, Malaysian Government Securities, Cagamas and Khazanah 20-year yields stand at 3.82%, 4.45% and 4.25% respectively. In addition, 30-year yields are unavailable apart from 1MDB’s. 1MDB has the longest tenure of any local bond at 30 years. On this particular case, one of the questions we will be focusing on is the extent of Low Taek Jho’s involvement on the bond issuance of 2009.”

Jho Low-Rosmah tag team?

Low Taek Jho, or better known as Jho Low, is actually a former college mate of Najib’s stepson and is close to Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor.

Jho is also known for hob-nobbing with Arab oil barons and getting them to invest in Najib’s 1MDB investment fund, which critics have claimed was specially established to be the PM’s own secret slush fund to hold on to political power

In his early thirties, Jho claims to have made his first million before graduating. He achieved notoriety by living the high life with celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Elva Hsiao.

He is also believed to have funded Najib’s grand Chinese New Year celebrations organized by the ruling BN coalition where mega-star Psy was invited to Penang island to sing his smash hit Gangnam-style.

“Rosmah’s my friend not my godmother,” Jho has previously told the press in response to speculation that he had benefited financially from his friendship with the mercurial but extremely influential Rosmah.

Wong Chen, Hannah Yeoh to hold tell-all town-hall series

Wong said he would welcome all questions on the matter from the parties involved or from interested investors. He is due to hold a series of town hall sessions jointly with Subang Jaya assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh on a wide range of political, social and economic issues.

“Please come and engage us in an open Q&A session,” said Wong.

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Wong suspected the deal could have been rushed through to help “someone” make a lot of money. Much like the poorly thought through mega-projects tunnel projecst for DAP Penang with BUGC with the nepotistic Liar Lims imagining they will be MPs forever with their children parachuting throughout Malaysia? 2 terms then GTFO, 1 term to be respected. The rest of the Rakyat can do with that 23K salary so anyone who has had a family member in a political seat for 2 terms already can forget about being re-elected or have thir family members be the next in line to form neo-feudalism out of Malaysia’s democracy with.

In this case, Pakatan has lied and colluded with big business so much that there is no point in criticizing bonds when watchdogs not necessarily from BN can certainly find the same being done by BN. Vote neither Pakatan nor BN and frankly, Wong Chen who may be able to point these problems in BN out, cannot make up for the lies about Local Council Elections, Asset Declarations and 90% failed GE12 Manifestos. Anyone who allows themselves to run interference by ‘changing the subject’ of immense failures and undemocratic culture in Pakatan Rakyat that are no longer even being pursued by Paakatan Rakyat.

Wong Chen is no citizen the 99% can trust. Any more lying faces can be thrown at the Rakyat but election winning promises and menifestos of GE12 as mentioned above if not met, (abuses as linked below), compounded by family bloc nepotism, term limitlessness and undemocratic practices (clique politics), racial (Indian) and religious (non-Monotheistic) discrimination within the political party not addressed, normalising in this manner by criticisms of a single overpriced bond still cannot hide and in fact shows how little Wong Chen regards the rakyat by not taking the PKR CEC to task for all of the above failures, including irregularities in the running of the coalition parties as recently highlighted by the ROS. Too afraid Wong Chen to take onm Anwar and clique? Democracy is unforgiving as the 99% about the above failures and liars, and being a token face of minorities in PKR which is predominently Malay but not even speaking about :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;means that Pakatan Rakyat will not be able to make good on any promises, even as they do not make good on GE12 Manifestos and Local Council Elections, Asset Declarations and of course the incorrectible political culture in PKR excepting the issue of nepotism which PKR has moved ever so slightlu for with no other concessions or corrections of failures in manifesto or campaign promises. PKR has their Koh Tsu Koon in place – Wong Chen, so minorities why don’t you just field yourselves in every single constituency as independents who at least intend to fight for the promises that Paakatan Rakyat lied about but did not see through. The rakyat still need the same to be upheld (i.e. GE12 Manifestos and Local Council Elections, Asset Declarations) and Wong Chen the KTK of Pakatan will be of no use in ensuring this than any unknown independent candidate can. Forget about the criticism, Najib may have missed a chance with Lahad Datu to bury Anwar but balancing books for this particular issue will be easy with so many proxies running rampant. Contracts falsified, shelf companies buffed up, false personalities invented, and Wong Chen would be buried up to the eyeballs with lawsuits from non-existent companies as of this criticism. Have fun being buried by Najib (and Goldman Sachs?) Wong! This is not about money, this is about the Rakyat, and they are not going to tolerate the presence of faux-whitebread corporatists spouting what can be turned into lies quite quickly any more than foreign slush fund outfits labeled as such while ignoring democracy – mouthpiece! The taxpayers did not vote Wong Chen to attack Najib, they voted so that Wong Chen and any other politician in pakatan Rakyat will keep their word on GE12 Manifestos and Local Council Elections, Asset Declarations! 2  terms over? GTFO of Dewan! Lots of other economist types with better degrees from better universities (with titles and Royal support to boot) in Kelana Jaya would do better than Wong Chen as MP. This guy’s a political charlatan and has been inactive in promoting democracy!

Empty accusations in a moment can turn into nightmare lawsuits. As all are aware, the Rakyat might as well vote for themselves or any 99%ters instead of propagandists and liars like Wong who looks set to be wiped out by Najib’s Financial Ministry. Financial systems meaning nothing when the Rakyat can simply redistribute wealth and redistribute unused state land by voting 3rd Force. The Rakyat don’t need a Q&A and be run circles around by 2 terms over yet wanting more 23Ks per month undemocratic lapdogs of the PKR, whats needed is for GE12 Manifestos and Local Council Elections, Asset Declarations and of course the incorrectible political culture in PKR to be corrected

A here we have a Mr.KTK II face of token minority and a second BN! Goldman Sachs, ready to terrorise these financial terrorists? Question Wong Chen instead! And field candidates for 3rd Force so that we can all remove the presence of corporatist liars content to lie and not do their job of keeping election promises while attacking foreign institutions who should throw democracy at all and sundry in Malaysia than collude then be hit by Malaysian counterpart financial crooks in suits – some of whom are posing as politicians while being lapdogs and mouthpieces!

This article’s injurious tone is also brought to you by the discourtesy of the owners of Vehicle *** 8007 who went ‘stay’ 5 times today . . . with some unintelligible stuff by ‘Hag Voice Coarsewife’ who makes’s Thor’s Helga look mild and pleasant by comparison. Stay away from high density well infrastructured yet low culture areas! Let us be rid of these soulless and privacy invasive freaks! Poseur-Mechanics on a PAP political agenda phenotypically similar cannot protect Wong Chen from the hard and ugly facts here! Phenotypical nepotism is a spiritual sin, Mr. Now-Lighter-Skinned-Goon face! CORRECTNESS in POLICY maketh a politician, NOT lots of mob minded Sinkies trying to dominate Malaysia with lapdog token Chinese faces in PKR and 8% PKR CEC elections to boot – which is what Wong Chen very likely is no matter if KTK faced mechanics also appear at the workshop . . . got lots of people? But facts determine who wins, not how many lookalikes can appear at any given space to hope to confound activists with. The ROS must be asleep again, why hasn’t PKR been deregistered by now? That is why BN even with the election machinery behind them is having a hard time fighting Pakatan Rakyat. The ROS should strike off all ‘kelang-kabut’ (slipshod) political parties. Meanwhile 3rd Force independents should step forward and save us from the idiotic nature of this political system and the people who so unthinkingly lend these term limitless, nepotistic sorts strength.

mini-ARTICLE 2.5

Wah! Bangsar people got ‘balls” : Big slap in the face for Nong Chik – by  MAILBAG ( discourtesy of P**886*) – Sunday, 21 April 2013 22:32

The residents of Lucky Garden Bangsar put up flags of Bersih and PKR at the roundabout but was removed by DBKL.

However they [ residents] took all the removed flags and replanted when they confronted the enforcement officers indicating that there is NO obstruction of traffic and further more Nong Chik ‘s banners are bigger and no approval seeked from DBKL but are all over Bangsar..

Thats people power… viva … the people of Lucky Garden…

Never before have we seen such unity … awesome solidarity!!!

Who would have sent DBKL’s staff to do this dirty work?

Watch DBKL’s removal of the flags on “Bangsar Spring pt. 1″ at:-

Bangsar Spring pt 1

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The adage ‘You can’t fight City Hall’ takes a beating here. See below link for what else the people need to remove.

ARTICLE 3

Ambiga’s church talk spurs demo – (discourtesy of *C*431*) – Monday, 22 April 2013 08:33

SEREMBAN- ABOUT 100 members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) demonstrated peacefully to object to Bersih co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga giving a speech at a forum in a church hall here yesterday morning.

1Malaysia People’s Information Club chairman R. Rajandaran said the forum, which discussed issues relating to the 13th General Election, had misused the church to spread political messages.

“We do not want religion and politics to be mixed in such a programme.

“If one party uses the church for political purposes, then other parties will follow. This will lead to chaos and disturb the harmony in our multi-racial and multi-religious country,” he said at a meeting with about 100 club members during a peaceful gathering outside the church here yesterday.

Rajandaran said his NGO had also lodged a police report yesterday to object to the forum.

Ambiga had arrived at the church hall at 11am to deliver her speech. However, an Election Commission enforcement officer for the election campaign of the Rasah parliamentary seat reminded her not to violate the Election Offences Act 1954, which prohibits political campaigning in public areas.

The forum, however, went well without any untoward incident.

Ambiga, in her speech, repeated her points delivered in many programmes, including at a DAP ceramah recently.

She spoke on the need of a country for a government and a strong opposition, besides encouraging voters to exercise their power as voters in the general election.

Present were Tenaganita director Irene Fernandez and Islamic Renaissance Front director Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa, both of whom are Bersih steering committee members.

- New Straits Times

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Thats why Ambiga is a trouble maker. Won’t run for candidacy though she likely can, not field proxy candidates though she probably can (at least a handful – are ex-Bar Council Presidents rich?!? Thats 10K a candidate btw . . . BERSIH is rubbish for not fielding a single candidate . . . or even having their own inspired members challenge the hegelian dialectic of BN and PR . . . ), but always making inappropriate fuss in such forums if not causing riots on streeets – so what if Ambiga can cause a riot? No candidates means no legal effect. Challenge for the below 3 items in a Constitutional Court :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

This form of BERSIH propaganda is quite dishonest and while BN’s government is wrong, racist and unvotable, if no BERSIH persons including Ambiga run for candidacy (no need to if just a BN troublemaker anyway), the BN and even Pakatan rakyat will harm the Rakyat instead!

ARTICLE 4

PROMISES UNFULFILLED: This GE13, as you walk to the polling station – remember Altantuya! –  by  J. D. Lovrenciear (discourtesy of **E801*) – Sunday, 21 April 2013 21:03

Among the host of issues, concerns and aspirations that we carry within our bosom as we walk to the polling station to define a future for all Malaysians, we must also be mindful of the late Altantuya (who was murdered by two former bodyguards of Prime Minister Najib Razak).

Even as we are about to choose the political party that we want to form the next government, we have no answers as a nation as well as have not delivered justice for poor Altantuya.

The late Altantuya is far more than just a murder. It is far more than just a loss of life. It has everything to do with national integrity.

Let us not forget she is not just a ‘fast lane model, mistress and interpreter’ as she has often been made out to loom in main stream media. She is a mother and daughter too. She is human just like all Malaysians.

How can there be ‘Janji di tepati’ without a re-opening of her murder investigation

It is the circumstances surrounding her bomb-blasted death and the subsequent lengthy yet unresolved justice that still pricks our conscience.

What is the precipitate meaning of ‘Promises Fulfilled’ if we still cannot dispense with honorable justice in atonement for the gruesome murder that was committed on Malaysian soil? Till this hour, as we wait for the mother-of-all battles, GE-13, we do not have answers to many questions.

Who was the mastermind who instructed the bomb-blasting of this Mongolian citizen?

Why was she murdered in such manner using C4 to blow all traces of her from the face of the earth?

How on earth did the C4 get to leave the military security and why was it used on a single, fragile female human?

If blasting her into nothingness was not enough, how come there were no entry and egress records of her into this country?

Why and what made the two accused uniformed personnel to carry out this Guinness Book of World-record murder?

How come for the first time the courts have ruled that motive is not relevant for this specific murder case?

Connect this gruesome, merciless and heinous crime with the numerous instances of suspicious and surprising deaths of Malaysians while in custody.

Is this the type of nation we should be? And for how long more? How then are we going to salvage, repair, repent and restore the image, reputation and integrity of this nation of people?

Truly the outcome of GE-13 will establish beyond doubt whether Malaysians are truly committed to the universal principles of justice, honor and truly uphold truth or whether we really do not care who dies and who lives.

MAILBAG

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NO stupido. Remember instead :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Who cares about Altantuya other than to destroy a certain politician and ensure justice should be the judges and leaders of Mongolia and Malaysia – NOT the voters who should be remembering the above 3 items NOT getting caught up in what the judges and leaders of Mongolia and Malaysia and Altantuya’s family should be doing. Altantuya has nothing to do with the voters in Malaysia. The above 3 items have everything to do with the voters instead. J. D. Lovrenciear is an agenda propagator that harms democracy to empower OPPOSITION politicians.

PROMISES UNFULFILLED: This GE13, as you walk to the polling station – remember Altantuya!

Don’t dare USE Altantuya’s death for political mileagae! Disrspectful! ‘Promises unfulfilled’ is the failed Local Council Elections, and Asset Declarations, NOT inquests into Altantuya’s death. GE13 is about democracy not a court case or top official’s involvemetn. Political warfare must not be at the expense of the 99% or the death of a woman, and the vote is NOT about Altantuya, the vote is about the above 3 items.

Voters! : This GE13, as you walk to the polling station – remember the above 3 items ! Democracy in Malaysia first! Altantuya’s battle is not our battle! In both cases the politicians involved are the targets, but to remember Altantuya instead of the 3 items is idiotic.

ARTICLE 5

Nie Ching unperturbed by rumours – Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:44  – by  – (discourtesy of P**699*)

“Many of the rumours circulating around may not have anything to do with us at all, but as we gain in popularity, more will come to attack us.

“I sometimes feel really dejected, but somehow I must still think positively.

“Just imagine Lim Kt iang and his son Guan Eng have to face a lot more rumours than us.”

DAP’s candidate for Kulai parliamentary seat Teo Nie Ching told Sin Chew Daily her five years in politics have allowed her to meet up with people from all walks of life and get to understand their problems.

“I still love this job today. It has opened a new window to my life. If I have not gone into politics, I wouldn’t have imagined myself seeing and travelling to so many different places all across the nation.

“Politics is a very challenging job, and has brought me a great deal of satisfaction.”

Satisfaction

She confided to Sin Chew Daily that she was not used to the drastic changes in the beginning.

She said while this job could gain her recognition from the public, she could not expect everyone to be happy with her performance.

“From a single woman to a mother of a lovely girl, I have moved into a different phase of life over the past five years. As a single woman, I could not understand the challenges faced by career women, but today I can see the problems encountered by the mothers.

“Before I became a mother, theoretically I knew it wouldn’t be easy to take care of both my family and career, but after I have become one, I can feel how tough it is going to be.”

Teo gives herself 7.5 out of 10 for her performance as the MP of Serdang, as she feels there is still room for improvement.

“Compared to the earliest months, I can handle the work much better now. I started with zero experience, not knowing how to manage many of the issues.”

However, she said she was relieved that the chronic landslide issue in Serdang is now resolved.

“We are glad to have also helped the Church and Buddhist association in Serdang new village find their new homes.”

Family support

Teo said she owed her political career to the strong support from her family.

“I have the support of my parents when I am doing this job.

“As for my girl, I want her to enjoy her life and if she wants to go into politics in the future, i will throw all my support behind her.

“I’m not going to influence her too much. She should explore herself what she wants to do, as this is going to be her life!”

-Sin Chew Daily

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Such a bold faced liar and dishonest woman Nie Ching is. How can failure to implement Local Council Elections and failure to declare assets as promised be considered rumours? Another typical liar from DAP who won so many seats on GE12 lies still unkept.

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GE13: Karpal gives Sim and Lee second chance, withdraw as independent candidates within 24 hours (updated) – by JOSEPHINE JALLEH (discourtesy of *F*493*) – Updated: Sunday April 21, 2013 MYT 7:39:45 PM

DAP national chairman Karpal Singh. DAP national chairman Karpal Singh.

GEORGE TOWN: DAP national chairman Karpal Singh has given 24 hours for Sim Tong Him and former Teratai representative Jenice Lee to publicly apologise and withdraw themselves as independent candidates.

“The party will not hesitate from expelling those who commit an act of rebellion against the party.

“But I give them 24 hours to publicly apologise and declare that they would not sustain the status as Independent.

“What they have done could have been driven by emotions but it is unforgivable and intolerable,” he said in a press conference Sunday.

Sim is the incumbent for the Kota Melaka parliamentary, but he also filed his papers as an Independent for the Kota Laksamana state seat in Malacca.

Lee was not picked as a DAP candidate for the polls, but filed papers to defend her Teratai state seat as an Independent in Selangor.

Meanwhile in JOHOR BARU, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said that the party will consider meting out a befitting punishment and not necessarily sack the members who contested as Independents if they withdrew their candidacy.

He said that he understood that their actions were due to the disappointment of not being nominated again and urged them to adhere to the party’s decision.

Lim reminded the candidates that they won in the 2008 general election due to the people’s support for the party, not for individual efforts.

“Throughout history, we see majority instances where candidates leave the party to contest as independents and in the end lose their deposit.

“This shows that the people support the party, not the individual,” he said in a press conference here Sunday.

When asked whether the independent candidates would affect Pakatan Rakyat’s mission to take over the government, Lim said that the political scene in the country has long been shaped.

“The people either want Barisan Nasional or Pakatan. There is no third choice,” he added.

On April 20, four DAP members filed their nomination papers as Independent candidates.

They are Sim and Lee, incumbent Mengkibol assemblyman Ng Lam Hua and Pahang DAP vice chairman Koh Boon Heng who is contesting the Damak state seat.

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A case of ‘do as I say don’t do as I do’? What double standards. Karpal and family, Lim Kit Siang and family can be nominated for life but everyone else cannot? This is why DAP’s CEC should be wiped out and everyone who wants to run, can be an independent. The voters will decide who they want to keep, though, and 2 term limits should apply,. 2 term limits mean that the Karpal family bloc and Lim family bloc all other old faces in 222 MP seats should GTFO by now! 222 MPs keep talking, living conditions get worse and we still have the apartheid of bumiputra! Voet anyone who has had 2 terms out! As the Hokkiens might say ‘Laoh Gao Choot! Behk Swink Whaar Menh Kham Shuent!’ (why does this feel like Klingon? wheres my phaser  . . .  ‘shoots Klingons’ . . . )

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Petitions to get trafficked kids back to be heard – Star Online (discourtesy of **C534**) – Saturday April 6, 2013

GEORGE TOWN: The adoptive parents of nine children from a baby trafficking syndicate will have their petitions to get the children back heard at a magistrate’s court in Bukit Mertajam on Monday.

Penang Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the nine petitions were for the first group of 28 children who were rescued by the police.

“The petitions are for the children to be released back to their adoptive parents who love them, pending police investigations.

“Both the adoptive parents and the children were victims,” he said yesterday.

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Have they forgotten about the biological parents these children were stolen from (return the kids to the original parents) or sold by (punish the parents selling children)?

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GE13: MCA, DAP state chiefs in five-cornered fight for Seremban – Star Online – (discourtesy of H*266*) – Published: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 5:29:00 PM

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/4/20/nation/20130420171609&sec=nation&utm_source=TSOL_main&utm_medium=links&utm_campaign=GE13

Published: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 6:25:00 PM
Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 8:31:34 PM
GE13: Independents crowd Selangor like never before

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/4/20/nation/20130420182240&sec=nation&utm_source=TSOL_main&utm_medium=links&utm_campaign=GE13

Published: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 5:53:00 PM
Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 7:03:34 PM
GE13: First-timers make six-cornered fight for Sidam state seat

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/4/20/nation/20130420175243&sec=nation&utm_source=TSOL_main&utm_medium=links&utm_campaign=GE13

GE13: Kedah Umno sacks two for contesting as independents
GE13: Independents crowd Selangor like never before
GE13: First-timers make six-cornered fight for Sidam state seat
GE13: MCA, DAP state chiefs in five-cornered fight for Seremban
GE13: Four-cornered fight in Sungai Limau
GE13: Pensiangan to see four cornered fight
GE13: Three-cornered fight in Gombak parliament seat
GE13: Numerous multi-cornered fights emerging in areas affected by Sulu intrusion

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See the above links? Simple voting method for best candidates here – Vote for the first timers because those who had one term have earned their 23K per month to a tune of millions over 2 terms. Next in consideration, vote independents because either coalitions are racist or nepotist and both corrupt. Have fun wiping out the term limitless nepotists and oligarchs 99%ters!

ARTICLE 8

Wild flower town Rawang has bloomed – by Star Online (discourtesy of **V999*) – Posted on April 20, 2013 – Featured, Property News.

IT seems so long ago now but there was a time when my school holidays were spent in Rawang in a row of staff quarters occupied by employees of a cement factory there. Picking up wild flowers, or some creepers, long walks or just loitering around the railway tracks were the things that children do years ago in small towns. There were no supermarkets or malls in Rawang then.

Today, Rawang has changed tremendously. The town centre is a lot busier with a bus station in the middle of town. Jaya Jusco and Tesco supermarkets are there. The presence of these brands does not necessarily mean that development has arrived. While there has been development, on a broader scale, their presence signifies that the purchasing power of the community has increased. And this can be seen in the take-up rates of the various projects there today.

When gated and guarded developments first arrived on the scene in the Klang Valley years ago, a variant of it arrived in Rawang in the form of Kota Emerald in 2001.

Short of sounding pompous and condescending, the thought that came to mind then was, why would Rawang need a guarded township? Today, most of the new housing concepts in Rawang are either strata development or individually titled housing with security services.

Life today in Rawang is a lot busier than 40 years ago and that is as it should be. The second thing to note about Rawang is that the housing developments are a lot more modern and contemporary today. The new breed of developers who are building there are eager to please and are enticing buyers with some interesting and attractive propositions.

The community of buyers are also spoilt for choice as the offerings include not just double-storey housing, but semi-detached units and bungalows as well.

The Low Yat group’s Garden Heights will have a total of 400 units of individually titled units when completed. Glomac Bhd’s Saujana Rawang have completed 523 units today.

Mah Sing’s M Residence 1 and 2 will have a total of 2,566 residential and retail and shop offices on completion while Guocoland Malaysia Bhd have 1,100 units of housing of various segments today and Emerald West is only 20 to 30% developed. In August, it plans to market more than 100 units of zero lot bungalows.

There will also be interesting offerings from Bandar Raya Developments Bhd (BRDB). The company has 300 acres there. So in terms of housing, the community there will be spoilt for choice. Because of the abundance of land, all these offerings are landed units. This growth will have to be balanced with commercial growth. Housing developments are not only happening in Rawang proper itself. It is also happening on the way to Rawang and this is visible if one were to take the old trunk road via Selayang.

Housing concepts and offerings are taking on a new meaning in Rawang and this has attracted a lot of upgraders from the community itself. It may have also attracted investors hoping for a boom in prices later on. As of today, the buy and sell market seems rather slow. A check with the classifieds reveal that out of four advertisements for houses for sale, three agents say they do not specialise in Rawang or anywhere nearby.

They say they are helping out their friends who need to sell their houses. A check with Reapfield also reveal that they do not have agents specialising in that area.

Of course, as these new housing areas are completed, things may change and more agents may enter that market.

Deputy news editor Thean Lee Cheng saw a flock of migratory long-legged white herons hunting for fish and insects at a pond in Jalan Tasik Puteri last week. Their home and food source will disappear with all these developments taking place there.

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More lies! A mere 2 years ago the place was LITERALLY rusting away with under 50% occupancy with some 10%-30% unoccupied shops broken into for scrap materials from the looks of things. Kota Emerald was a dump then, and is possibly still is. A flock of herons do not a township make viable. The conditions are harsh as hell in Rawang. Sungai Patani is mild by comparison and even then I’d not choose to live in Sungai Patani either – still too harsh! Which means this article is dangerously lied about, or the people have left Selangor to live in Rawang which is unlikely. Mid to lower tier demographic abound there mostly younger and less established families or a handful of oligarchs and political cronies with extreme wealth if not. No gems there, and certainly no Emeralds at all!

ARTICLE 9

GE13: Three DAP members defy party to contest as independents in Klang – by TEH ENG HOCK (discourtesy of P***398) – Published : Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 2:19:00 PM Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 8:29:55 PM

KLANG: Three DAP members were among the four independent candidates vying for the Kota Alam Shah and Pandamaran state seats.

DAP members Loo Hok Chai and L.P. Selvam will lock horns with Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Maglin D’cruz and DAP’s V. Ganabatirao for the Kota Alam Shah seat.

For the Pandamaran seat, another DAP rebel A. Deliganu will take on Barisan’s Datuk Ching Eu Boon, DAP’s Tan Pok Shyong and another independent, Hamzah Lamin.

The Port Klang state seat will be a straight fight between Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim of PKR, and Barisan’s Datuk Nasaruddin M. Zin.

Incumbent Klang MP Charles Santiago will face a similar battle with Klang MCA chief Datuk Teh Kim Poo.

Selvam, who said he submitted his resignation letter to DAP on Friday, said he was upset that the party chose to field “parachute candidates”.

The 60-year-old was outgoing Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan’s special officer but they had a falling out.

Loo, a supporter of Manoharan, dismissed the suggestion that he was contesting because Manoharan was dropped as a candidate by the party.
(From left:) Pannerselvam a/l Letchumanan, Loo Hock Chai, Hamzah Lamin and A. Deliganu are contesting as independent candidates in Klang. (From left:) Pannerselvam a/l Letchumanan, Loo Hock Chai, Hamzah Lamin and A. Deliganu are contesting as independent candidates in Klang.

“I’m not doing this for Manoharan. DAP grassroot members and residents here want a local leader,” he said. He said he hoped to win the election, adding that he did not contest to play the role of a spoiler.

Loo and Deliganu also said they were prepared to be sacked from DAP for contesting as independents.

Deliganu, who contested the Pandamaran seat in 1990, said he was recontesting after 23 years as an independent as he was not happy with “DAP’s parachute candidates”. “I’m a staunch supporter of DAP and Pakatan Rakyat, except in Pandamaran as I am here to win,” he said.

He said it was acceptable for the party to field an outsider for parliamentary seats as the MP’s role involved national issues, but at the state level, the candidate should be in touch with localised issues.

Santiago, who is Selangor DAP vice chairman, said it was unfortunate that they were contesting against their own party.

“I guess they want to offer their services,” he said, and declined to comment further.

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DAP is finished. Instead of being a neutral political party, on top of  nepotism and term limitlessness and lies, DAP is now a hoodoo voodoo fengshui based political party indulging in spiritual abuse of party members and citizens after all via occult symbolism and what not b.s. as well. The voters should vote for neutral parties. DAP now selects based on name based discrimination. Selvan and Loo Chai . . .

ARTICLE 10

GE13: DAP’s Ng Lam Hua ready to be sacked for being independent – by NELSON BENJAMIN (discourtesy of **D539*) – Published: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 7:52:00 PM

Mengkibol assemblyman Ng Lam Hua Mengkibol assemblyman Ng Lam Hua

JOHOR BARU: Johor DAP will recommend that its incumbent Mengkibol assemblyman Ng Lam Hua be sacked for contesting as an independent.

Johor DAP deputy chief Norman Fernandez said it was shocking for Ng, a member of the state committee, to contest as an independent in the area.

“Any three-cornered fight there will split the votes,” he said adding that Ng should know the consequences of his actions.

“I hope that our members and voters in Kluang and Mengkibol will continue to support our two DAP candidates in the area,” he said when contacted.

Ng submitted his nomination papers on Saturday despite the party having picked DAP’s youth chief Tan Hong Ping.

He said he was ready to face disciplinary action, including expulsion from the party.

“I am still a DAP member but the party has let me down by not giving me a chance to defend the seat that I won in the last election,” he added.

Johor will see the largest number of independent candidates in its election history with 10% of the 82 parliament and state seats seeing three-cornered fights with Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat.
BN’s M. Asojan will be contesting the Gambir state seat. BN’s M. Asojan will be contesting the Gambir state seat.

A total of 174 candidates are contesting in the May 5 polls.

The Gambir state seat is the only four-cornered fight to be contested by Johor MIC secretary M.Asojan, state PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed and two independent candidates.

The other multi-cornered fights will be in Kulai and Penggerang parliamentary constituencies, and Johor Jaya, Bukit Batu, Puteri Wangsa, Mengkibol, Bukit Naning and Panti state seats.

Meanwhile PAS deputy commissioner Dzulkefly Ahmad said that PAS did not sabotage PKR for the Panti state seat as PKR had requested that a PAS candidate be fielded.

He noted that Panti was a PAS seat before it was given to PKR.

“But it was they who asked us to prepare a candidate who will contest under our banner.

“Anyway our candidate only submitted his papers at 9.41am while the PKR candidate only showed up about five minutes before the nomination closed.

“If the PKR candidate was interested in contesting, why did he come so late. We decided to file our papers as we did not want to give Barisan Nasional a victory with contest,” he said.

For more election stories, please visit The Star’s GE13 site

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Neurotech or spy cam confirmation. A certain ‘ng’ was lammed with ‘hua’. This means DAP is absolute rubbish now. People can’t vote for a party like this and call themseves sane.

ARTICLE 11

GE13: Three DAP members defy party to contest as independents in Klang – By TEH ENG HOCK (discourtesy of **B918*) – Published: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 2:19:00 PM

KLANG: Three DAP members were among the four independent candidates vying for the Kota Alam Shah and Pandamaran state seats.

DAP members Loo Hok Chai and L.P. Selvam will lock horns with Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Maglin D’cruz and DAP’s V. Ganabatirao for the Kota Alam Shah seat.

For the Pandamaran seat, another DAP rebel A. Deliganu will take on Barisan’s Datuk Ching Eu Boon, DAP’s Tan Pok Shyong and another independent, Hamzah Lamin.

The Port Klang state seat will be a straight fight between Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim of PKR, and Barisan’s Datuk Nasaruddin M. Zin.

Incumbent Klang MP Charles Santiago will face a similar battle with Klang MCA chief Datuk Teh Kim Poo.

Selvam, who said he submitted his resignation letter to DAP on Friday, said he was upset that the party chose to field “parachute candidates”.

The 60-year-old was outgoing Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan’s special officer but they had a falling out.

Loo, a supporter of Manoharan, dismissed the suggestion that he was contesting because Manoharan was dropped as a candidate by the party.
(From left:) Pannerselvam a/l Letchumanan, Loo Hock Chai, Hamzah Lamin and A. Deliganu are contesting as independent candidates in Klang. (From left:) Pannerselvam a/l Letchumanan, Loo Hock Chai, Hamzah Lamin and A. Deliganu are contesting as independent candidates in Klang.

“I’m not doing this for Manoharan. DAP grassroot members and residents here want a local leader,” he said. He said he hoped to win the election, adding that he did not contest to play the role of a spoiler.

Loo and Deliganu also said they were prepared to be sacked from DAP for contesting as independents.

Deliganu, who contested the Pandamaran seat in 1990, said he was recontesting after 23 years as an independent as he was not happy with “DAP’s parachute candidates”. “I’m a staunch supporter of DAP and Pakatan Rakyat, except in Pandamaran as I am here to win,” he said.

He said it was acceptable for the party to field an outsider for parliamentary seats as the MP’s role involved national issues, but at the state level, the candidate should be in touch with localised issues.

Santiago, who is Selangor DAP vice chairman, said it was unfortunate that they were contesting against their own party.

“I guess they want to offer their services,” he said, and declined to comment further.

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DAP is finished – as the heavyset Rasta guy from Predator 2 said . . . ‘f***in’ finished,  godamn poo-dog’. Instead of being a neutral political party, on top of  nepotism and term limitlessness and lies, DAP is now a hoodoo voodoo fengshui based political party indulging in spiritual abuse of party members and citizens after all via occult symbolism and what not b.s. as well. The voters should vote for neutral parties. DAP now selects based on name based discrimination. Selvan and Loo Chai . . .

ARTICLE 12

Tengku Razaleigh Sincere In Fighting With Umno, BN – by BERNAMA – (discourtesy of *K*537*) – Friday, 19 April 2013 16:09

GUA MUSANG – Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will continue to fight with Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure that his pledge to champion the people is fulfilled.

The Gua Musang Umno division chief dismissed speculation that he would join the opposition, particularly PAS, for the 13th general election (GE13) on May 5.

“I never had the desire to join PAS and will remain with Umno as the party is in my soul. I joined the party since young and is still with Umno,” he said at a meet-the-people session in Taman Wangi here.

Also present were the general manager of South Kelantan Development Authority (Kesedar), Mohd Arshad Ismail and the incumbent for Galas state seat, Ab Aziz Yusof.

Tengku Razaleigh who will defend the Gua Musang parliamentary seat said that he was sincere in championing the people without pursuing any position.

“I accepted to be the BN candidate for Gua Musang as I am still able to carry out my duty as member of parliament. I am still healthy.”

He said voters in the constituency want him to be re elected to the Gua Musang parliamentary seat and promised to provide better service.

“It is up to the people to judge my services over the years. Gua Musang will see more change after this as I want to bring more progress here.”

At the 2008 general election, Tengku Razaleigh won the Gua Musang seat with a majority of 4,394 votes beating PAS candidate Zulkefli Mohamed.

– BERNAMA

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So many terms but no word on :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;the best way for Tengku Razaleigh to fight for UMNO is to fight UMNO for the above 3 items. Since the minorities will not or lack proper funding and network in some cases, then the monumental work will fall on people who will act out what Razaleigh says not just merely talk. Are you merely talking Tunku Razaleigh? The problem is UMNO’s view on the 3 items. The only fighting that needs to be done in UMNO is around the above 3 items’ acceptance since billionaire nepotists term limitless, are unable to even broach the nation building issue.

ARTICLE 13

Tough-talking or ‘comic relief’? Whichever, Ibrahim Ali gets dumped despite Dr M’s plea – by Harakahdaily – Friday, 19 April 2013 14:55 (discourtesy of *K*331*)

Last weekend, former UMNO strongman Dr Mahathir Mohamad issued an ultimatum to BN chairman Najib Razak: nominate UMNO’s Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali in a seat at the coming polls.

“I hope BN will give Ibrahim Ali a spot. If he is made a candidate, I will go to Pasir Mas to campaign,” pledged Mahathir, who is also Perkasa’s patron.

“If we have more individuals like Ibrahim Ali, Malaysia will be safe” ran the now-famous line.

But Ibrahim was nowhere in sight as BN’s final candidates list was announced. Instead, Najib picked Ibrahim’s right hand man Zulkifli Noordin, to stand under BN in Shah Alam.

I’m so popular

In Pasir Mas, where Ibrahim boasted of his popularity among locals there and had won by standing as a PAS candidate in 2008, BN’s candidate is Pasir Mas UMNO deputy chief Che Johan Che Pa.

Ibrahim today wondered why, and urged Pasir Mas voters to support the BN candidate. Yet, he still offered to contest as independent “because the locals want me to”.

While seen as a comic relief by many, Ibrahim had recently attracted public outrage for organising a protest to burn Malay-language bibles – which faded out amid mute response.

If Ibrahim is dumped due to his racial rhetoric, then the choice of Zukifli to stand in Shah Alam is baffling to many. Zulkifli’s penchant for abusive and vulgar language on his critics is after all well-known, unmatched even by Ibrahim’s standard.

Only recently, Zulkifli angered the Hindu community by condemning Hinduism. His blog is also littered with vulgar innuendos despite his claim of “fighting for Islam”.

Ibrahim’s snub and Zulkifli’s entry has cast deep doubts over Najib’s criterion that only ‘winnable’ candidates are fielded under the BN ticket. Based on the current logic, Wanita UMNO head Shahrizat Abdul Jalil would have been the ideal winnable candidate to bring down Nurul Izzah Anwar in Lembah Pantai!

-Harakahdaily

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Najib has decided to be a PM rather than Mahathir’s stooge. The right hand man choice being a mahathir man though is a concession that still shows some fear from najib of Mahathir faction remnants.

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‘Humiliated’ Wanita UMNO deputy chief hints at crossing over – by Harakahdaily (discourtesy of **G680*) Friday, 19 April 2013 11:02

Not only Wanita UMNO leader Shahrizat Abdul Jalil was given the boot by party president Najib Razak, its deputy Kamalia Ibrahim is also left out in BN’s candidates list announced this week.

An angry Kamalia, who also heads the Kuala Kangsar Wanita UMNO, questioned why as the second most senior leader in the movement, she was not given any seat by party leadership.

“The leadership’s action is shocking to me as well as to other women,” Kamilia (pic), a lawyer by profession, is quoted as saying by Sinar Harian.

“I am disappointed because there is no proper recognition given to leaders of Wanita UMNO and BN who represent all women members of UMNO and BN.”

Two days ago, Bukit Chandan state assemblyman Wan

Mohd Khairil Anuar was announced as the candidate for the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat, hoping to replace former Wanita UMNO chief Rafidah Aziz who had earlier announced her retirement.

“Are you saying I’m not as qualified,” asked Kamilia when contacted by fz.com.

Several state Wanita chiefs are also not fielded for the coming polls, namely from Kedah, Johor and Terengganu. Likewise, another prominent BN female leader, MCA vice president Dr Ng Yen Yen, has also been left out.

“The leadership should not think that women are indifferent to the recent announcement of candidates. Do not think that women have no feelings.

“If the door is not open for me, I have other avenues to continue the struggle,” she warned.

-Harakahdaily

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Phenotype discrimination. This is the female version of Lim Kit Siang and Lim Kit Siang is not a good politician anyway. Then again most politicians in BN are too racist or corrupt or just selling out their own minorities to pretend malaysia is a democracy.

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Malaysia GE13: Several independent candidates ready to contest in Selangor, KL – (discourtesy of P**690*) Published on Apr 18, 2013 1:36 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The thought of losing a deposit of up to RM20,000 (S$8,123) and spending thousands more on campaigning has not deterred a large number of independent candidates from contesting in the upcoming polls.

While top leaders of political parties mull over the best line-up for the elections, some individuals are considering to stand as independent candidates for a number of reasons.

The most common is a desire to bring about change in the constituencies while disappointment in the elected representatives is another reason.

In the last general election, Selangor saw six independents contesting in one parliamentary seat and five state seats. However, none of them won.

For GE13, quite a number have publicly voiced their interest to fight for the seats.

Businessman Shamsubahrin Ismail, better known for his involvement in the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) court case, Pandan Perdana Residents’ Association chairman Lim Ah Chai and former All-Petaling Jaya Residents Association (Apac) chairman Liew Wei Beng look set to run as independent candidates.

Mr Shamsubahrin has set up a personal website and Facebook page to spread his manifesto even before Nomination Day on Saturday.

He openly introduced himself as the candidate for the Bukit Bintang parliamentary seat who is “eager to serve the people of Bukit Bintang towards a prosperous city living”.

Meanwhile, Mr Lim has also confirmed that he would be running as an independent candidate in the Teratai state seat against a Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate and Gerakan’s Ben Liew.

Mr Liew Wei Beng, on the other hand, said he would contest for the Damansara Utama state seat. He is likely to face Malaysian Chinese Association’s Datuk C. K. Lim and newcomer Yeo Bee Yin of DAP.

While the other candidates are getting financial support from their respective political parties, Mr Liew Wei Beng said he has to rely on his own resources.

However, he said independent candidates should not be underestimated.

“My strong points are my track record, hard work and commitment as a community leader for 12 years,” said Mr Liew Wei Beng who is 55 years old.

The former Taman Mayang Jaya and Taman Megah residents’ association chairman said friends and residents would be helping him during the campaigning period.

Mr Liew Wei Beng, who is now the Taman Mayang Jaya Commercial Centre Association chairman, said the elected representatives were too busy politicking instead of serving the people and addressing their problems.

“During the campaigning period and ceramah, the big guns from political parties attract huge crowds because people enjoy listening to speakers running down their opponents. But that does not necessarily transform into votes,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Billi Lim, who has stood and lost in the Bukit Bintang parliamentary seat in 1999 and 2004 and the Kelana Jaya parliamentary seat in 2008, said he may contest in Kelana Jaya.

His perseverance certainly fits his title as the “failure guru”, which he earned for his Dare to Fail book series. He said his campaign would be unique to reach out to the voters.

The Bukit Gasing state seat would be contested by two independents, Simon Lee and Mak Khuin Weng. Mr Lee is the son of the late Bukit Gasing assemblyman Edward Lee while Mr Mak is a former councillor of Petaling Jaya City Council.

Their opponents are Gerakan’s Juan Sei Chang and probably Kasturi Rani Patto, who is the daughter of the late DAP strongman P. Patto.

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Easy choice? Drop the candidate with the most terms!

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Online vice ring: SAF Lieutenant Colonel on trial for sex with underage prostitute – by Khushwant Singh – (discourtesy of *E*910*) – published on Apr 17, 2013 2:30 PM

A Lieutenant Colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces is on trial for having sex with an underage prostitute. Armour officer Emlyn Thomas Thariyan, 37, is accused of paying for the sexual services of the 17-year-old on Feb 18, 2011, for $500 at Hotel 81 Bencoolen. — ST PHOTO:
The teen, who cannot be named, is said to have had paid sex with 51 men. She testified on Wednesday behind closed doors. On Tuesday – the first day of trial – Deputy Superintendent Connie Seek, a forensic analyst with the Criminal Investigation Department, testified on the text messages exchanged between Thariyan and the victim and her pimp Tang Boon Thiew.

A representative of the hotel also testified to the authenticity of the room registration card that was signed by Thariyan. Thariyan is not disputing that he had booked the teen via text messages and rented the hotel room but denies having sex with her in the hour they were together.

Thariyan, who is single, is the third accused person to stand trial after former Swiss banker Juerg Buergin, 41, and business consultant Edward Whistler Goh Ngian Meng, 50. None of the trials have concluded. Eighteen men have since been convicted and jailed for between eight and 16 weeks for having sex with the same underage prostitute.

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If no element of coercion is involved, if psychiatric evaluation determines that the sex worker was mentally stable and from an environment that was not deprived or manipulative – was there of free choice, there should be no case for wasting the tax payers’ money with court or jail.

ARTICLE 16

Uthayakumar to Indians: Vote PR if you like, but reject BN – by Harakahdaily (discourtesy of **B916*) Friday, 19 April 2013 03:28

While P Waythamoorthy who fled the country at the height of the BN government’s crackdown on Malaysian Indian rights movement Hindraf in 2007 rubbed shoulders with UMNO president Najib Razak, the movement’s icon P Uthayakumar (pic) urged the Indian community to reject eleventh-hour election gestures.

Uthaya reiterated Hindraf’s long held stance not to support BN, which the movement has blamed for half-a-century of systematic racism that has resulted in the Malaysian Indians’ woes.

“The Hindraf political directions remain the same: Do not vote for UMNO and BN, voting for Pakatan Rakyat is up to the individual,” said the lawyer in comments to news portal Malaysiakini.

Uthaya, who stayed in the country to face two years’ imprisonment while his younger brother Waytha fled to England to live in exile, said endorsing BN at the coming polls was tantamount to “hijacking” the Hindraf struggle.

Earlier today, Najib signed a memorandum of understanding with Waytha to endorse Hindraf’s blueprint for the Indian community.

Waytha had earlier staged a ‘hunger strike’ claiming it was to pressure either BN or PR to agree to the blue print. But another Hindraf leader S Jayathas had dismissed the hunger strike as a gimmick, saying Waytha and BN had secretly reached a deal which led to Hindraf’s speedy approval by the Registrar of Societies.

While Najib was quick to endorse the blueprint hoping to douse the Indian community’s anger at BN – the most recent being his selection of anti-Hindu politician Zulkifli Nordin as a candidate – PR argued that its existing manifesto was racially blind and ensures justice for all communities.

For Uthaya however, PR is the lesser of two evils when it comes to defending the plight of Indians.

“BN cheats more and PR cheats less,” he quipped, as quoted by Malaysiakini.

Prior to this, Uthaya said he would contest in Selangor’s Seri Andalas parliamentary and Kota Raja state seat against both BN and PR candidates.

-Harakahdaily

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Do not vote for UMNO and BN, voting for Pakatan Rakyat is up to the individual.

At least not either/or but a 3rd option showing capacity for independent thought which is what democracy is all about. An indie PM would be the best PM for Malaysia because of the partisanship and hegelian dialectic of these politicians who blindly follow term limitless and nepotistic, (very quietly racist?) Pakatan, or somewhat nepotisticm term, limitless, corrupt and loudly racist (less so since they dropped independent minded Ibrahim Ali who probably was doing some psy-op on behalf of UMNO anyway) BN.

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Driver fainted in car while driving, causing chain accident – by Jalelah Abu Baker (discourtesy of P**555*) Published on Apr 16, 2013

A driver of a Mercedes-Benz, who fainted while driving, caused a chain accident involving two cars, three taxis, a lorry and a bus.

No one was injured in the incident that took place at the junction of Victoria Street and Middle Road, one junction before the Ferrari crash which killed three people last year.

The police said that they received a call at 8.26pm on Monday informing them of the incident. The Straits Times understands that the driver was not drink driving.
A driver of a Mercedes-Benz, who fainted while driving, caused a chain accident involving two cars, three taxis, a lorry and a bus. — PHOTO: YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB

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A luxury car without a driver is like a carriage without a horse. Create a job and a dedicated driver who’s job is to be alert and ready to drive. In fact have 2 drivers on shifts if possible so that the current on-shift driver is extra alert and extra well rested. This has been mentioned for bus drivers as well with second drivers on board driving shifts perhaps on special allowance so that rotations can be done at 2 or 4 much less 8 hourly intervals. Some bus drivers drive 12 to 16 hours so that a company can make extreme profits. This is a safety and jobs creation issue that someone who has the privilege to be a boss, cannot ignore. If you’re a boss (or much like so many celebrities  liable to sabotage via accidents to cause problems or create situations wher they have to go back and forth to the traffic department or police to make reports) better get a mid range vehicle AND a driver OR few, than a upper range car WITHOUT a driver and be in the ‘hot seat’. In fact have a second driver trailing with another car or few so that any number of accidents could be absorbed. Said VIP could just board the second or N-th car and continue the journey. The other option is helicopters but there really aren’t any helipads all over most cities yet but same ‘spare’ pilot and spare helicopter rules also apply (recall the Limo breakdown when Obama visited Israel . . . if there were a small fleet or entourage of sorts of the same car, there would have been nominal applause at the SS’s foresight about spares which USA definitely has the capacity for . . . http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/166415)

As for bus companies, if the boss is already wealthy, they should have as many drivers as possible, even spare onboard drivers to thank the passengers who made it possible for them to live so well instead of overworking the bus drivers into taking drugs and endangering  the source of income by killing passengers when accidents happen.

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‘Cili padi’ Po Kuan helps hubby campaign – – thesundaily – (discourtesy of *D*117*) Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:39

SEGAMAT- DAP’s candidate for the Jementah state seat Tan Chen Choon has his “hot” other half to thank for seeing him through the hectic campaign period.

Spouse and former Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan, nicknamed the “cili padi MP”, got on to the campaign trail in Jementah and spoke at Tan’s ceramah.

She had barely sat down when she was approached by residents, many of whom wanted to chat.

When it was her turn to speak, she brought parliament documents and the auditor-general’s report to highlight the issue of extravagant expenditure by government agencies, such as over-priced binoculars.

She also cited the case of jogger Irene Ong, who died from stab wounds while trying to protect her daughter in Bukit Gasing as “an example of the National Key Results Area (NKRA), which does not translate to reality on the ground”.

When PKR’s Datuk Chua Jui Meng arrived, she stopped her speech, promising the 400-strong crowd that she would resume her speech after Chua’s.

When met after the event, she played down her role in Jementah, and said the election campaign was kept going by committed volunteers.

“I am only complementing my husband. He is the one doing all the work together with the local helpers here,” she said, adding that she will lend her support to campaigns throughout Johor, not just in Jementah.

- thesundaily

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2 terms? GTFO. Family bloc? GTFO. Unvotable DAP’s undemocratic and nepotistic candidates make the choices so easy for those with the democratic ethics. VOte for yourselves instead 99%ters? Even a 1%ter plutocrat not a nepotist or without a single term yet would be better as a choice. Save democracy by not voting these family blocs! Nerxt thing we know their children will be running for candidacy and the MP seat ends up reserved with family cronies and business networks all over the constituency destroying free enterprise. 1 term or 2 then GTFO! And no family blocs or reserved seats! By all democratic considerations Tan Chen Choon and Fong Po Kuan are unvotable! This ‘cili-padi’ schtick is total b.s.. Democracy does not yield to ‘cili-padi’s or their term limitless husbands! Do the voters not have their own ‘cili-padi’s they’d rather put on a pedastal instead by getting them to erun against the term limitless hags? Drop the nepotists and family blocs! Cilipadi this simple fact nepotists! Democracy is more than this contrived Malaysiana nonsense that kills democracy!

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ARTICLE 1

Psyops: mind control marathon and Boston bombings – By Yuram Abdullah Weiler – Friday Apr 19, 201305:35 AM GMT

US police officers stand on the street in Boston where two bombs exploded on April 15, 2013.

The Boston Marathon Bombing has all the signs of an OP: a psyop, a false-flag operation that is one more grizzly event in the marathon of mind control imposed by the US government on its own citizens to justify its ever-expanding security/police state, and divert attention from the ever-shrinking civil rights held by the people.”
“Mind control is being taken into a theater, shoved into a seat, and hearing the doors lock behind you. Then the play on the stage is all you’re allowed to see. That’s politics. The leaders are the leaders. The army is the army. The enemy is the enemy. The media that report all this are the media.” – Jack True, hypnotherapist, political analyst, and expert on mind control.

Three people were killed in dual bomb blasts that struck the popular “Boston Marathon” annual running event on Monday, 15 April 2013. Among the 144 treated for injuries were eight children; 25 were in serious condition and 17 were critical; 10 had amputated limbs. US Federal authorities were quick to classify the bombing as a terrorist attack but declared the explosive devices themselves were small, crude bombs, without high-grade explosive material. Two hotels in the vicinity were evacuated, subway service was halted, flights over the blast area were restricted by the FAA, and an area near the west wing of the White House was cleared.

Besides the two bombs that went off near the finish line of the race, three other explosive devices may have been involved: one was found at a nearby hotel, and the other two at undisclosed locations. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis stated that one bomb was in police custody while Massachusetts Democratic Representative Bill Keating claimed that two more were also found. A member of the US House Homeland Security Committee, Keating called the bombing a “sophisticated, coordinated, planned attack.”

Later reports, however, indicated that the two bombs that detonated were in fact unsophisticated devices improvised from six-liter pressure cookers, and were filled with nails and metal pellets. Bomb fragments and other debris has been sent to the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, in an attempt to find evidence pointing to a suspect but as of two days later, no one was in custody nor had anyone or any group claimed responsibility. Nevertheless, police were immediately put on alert for a “darker-skinned or black male,” possibly with a foreign accent, while a Saudi national with a leg injury was under guard at a hospital. As one media outlet put it, the attack had all the “Middle East terrorist hallmarks.” Three days later, the FBI was circulating photos of two rather ordinary looking alleged suspects who were considered “to be armed and extremely dangerous.”

So of course, al-Qaidais suspected of being behind the bombing, since detailed instructions and photos showing how to make a “pressurized cooker” bomb have appeared in the terrorist organization’s online magazine, “Inspire,” issue No. 1, summer 2010. Investigators even suggest that Al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has successfully planted a terrorist cell on US soil, and that possibly five bombers and up to 10 others were involved in the Boston Marathon operation. Based in Yemen, AQAP was allegedly behind the 25 December 2009 bombing attempt of a Northwest Airlines flight by Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Now, according to the US National Counterterrorism Center, AQAP has expanded its scope of operations well beyond US interests in and around the Yemeni capital Sana’a to include targets inside the American homeland. Strangely enough, the media wing of al-Qaida seems to be as much in the dark as the FBI as to which “jihadi” actually carried out the attack.

Examining different issues of “Inspire” sheds light on the extent of US psyops operations. For example, issue no. 7 entitled “The Greatest Operation of All Time,” which celebrates the “Expeditions of Washington and New York,” as the strikes are called in terrorist parlance, was published on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The magazine clearly explains the narrative of September 11, 2001 in perfect congruence with the version promulgated in the Western propaganda:

“The story of 9/11 is the story of jihad. It is the story of a small band of men who were guided by Allah, made the intentions to fight, trained on the battlefields and then culminated their struggle with martyrdom to end up their short, but eventful lives, in meeting their Lord.”

An example of the Western narrative can be found in the 9/11 Commission Report in the chapter entitled “What to do? A Global Strategy,” where the authors write:

“Our enemy is twofold: al Qaeda, a stateless network of terrorists that struck us on 9/11; and a radical ideological movement in the Islamic world, inspired in part by al Qaeda, which has spawned terrorist groups and violence across the globe.”

Elsewhere in Inspire issue no. 7 is an anti-Iranian article entitled “Iran and the Conspiracy Theories.” The article, in this the supposed official “house organ” of al-Qaida, is significant since it attempts to achieve two US propaganda objectives: First, denouncing as conspiracy theorists those who question the published reports of the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks; and second, vilifying Iran as the only government that dares to question the official US narrative. In it, the author writes:

“The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its President Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that al Qaeda was behind 9/11 but rather, the US government. So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?”

The author goes on to answer his own question by accusing Iran of desiring to do to the US what al-Qaida claims to have done: namely, carry out the 9/11 attacks. And since al-Qaida beat Iran to the punch, so to speak, the author claims “it was necessary for the Iranians to discredit 9/11 and what better way to do so [than] conspiracy theories.” The author concludes, “Iran and the Shi’a in general do not want to give al Qaeda credit for the greatest and biggest operation ever committed against America.”

The convergence of US policy objectives and al-Qaida’s positions as stated in their “official” publication should now be clear: they are virtually one in the same as can be seen from the above excerpts. Both the US and al-Qaida are targeting Iran: with the US the pretext is Iran’s peaceful nuclear energy program and with al-Qaida it is Iran’s Shi’a Islamic faith. So by maintaining the myth of an enduring al-Qaida threat, the US has an excuse for launching wars against “terrorism” to pursue its hegemonic goals in the Middle East, and an enemy to blame for its appropriately timed internal psyop “terrorist attacks,” which are designed to frighten its citizenry into submission, thus keeping them docile and obedient, and nullifying any spirit of resistance. As al-Qaida itself admits, the US “mainly depends on psychological warfare. That’s because it possesses vast propaganda tools,” and homespun terrorist attacks are but one of them.

Not wasting any time, US legislators are using the Boston bomb attack as an excuse to further undermine civil rights and privacy of Americans by arguing for passage of legislation to permit private companies to disclose cyber information to the US government. Representative Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), author of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) claims the bill does not allow the government free rein to monitor the internet, but civil rights groups disagree.

The picture should now be coming into focus: Despite trillions of US dollars spent on spreading devastation in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia and elsewhere to neutralize al-Qaida and arch villain Osama Bin Laden, Americans are required to believe that they are still under constant threat of a terrorist attack, and to reinforce this, the alleged archetype of terror has struck close to home once again – this time with pressure cooker bombs instead of jet planes. Frankly, I find the al-Qaida threat concept extremely hard to accept; I believe the threat is fostered by the US government itself. As Jack True said many years ago, “They are looking for anything that will make people obedient…. It’s a puppet world they’re after.”

In short, I believe the Boston Marathon Bombing has all the signs of an OP: a psyop, a false-flag operation that is one more grizzly event in the marathon of mind control imposed by the US government on its own citizens to justify its ever-expanding security/police state, and divert attention from the ever-shrinking civil rights held by the people.

And that is the goal of false-flag terrorist “OPs” as investigative reporter Jon Rappoport explains:
“To put the eyes and minds and emotions of the people into the black hole of the disaster, and thereby decrease the resistance of the people to control from above…. This is called mind control.”

YW/HSN

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Cynicism is healthy, But USA has enough enemies to want to spread such cynical propaganda.

I suggest that the voters remove all 1% term limitless, political oligarchs, plutocrats, monopolists, and nepotists from government, and vote only 99%ters who will be lobbied to write unused state land distribution, and wealth distribution of the richest based around the maximum sequesterable wealth paradigms (perhaps at a limit of 20 million can be kept by all citizens, anything beyond should be distributed to the poorest to make TERTIARY education free, to make healthcare free, to ensure Neurotech-Celltech-Satellite tech audits to ensure no abuse is occuring against citizens etc..). As for renewable industries like banking, tourism and plantations, all profits should be shared equitably with all citizens – no citizen gets less (ulike crony systems that have 1% of citizens being billionaires and 99% being poor) and citizens must be made to know that these are their righhts and not be made to think this is due to the charitable nature of cults of personalities.

As for mining and other limited resource industries, the distribution (and industry) ends once the resource is finished, or reaches a limit where the citizens’ own usage would be insufficient to require imports.

No need to bother thinking about what the above article says when wealth is distributed. There is more than enough to go around, but voting properly for 99%ters will be the way to do that. Voting 1%ters though is a death sentence and slavery of the 99%.

ARTICLE 2

Mother Torn from Nursing Baby After Arrest For Minor Code Violation – Heather Callaghan – Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is reporting a story that is quite incredible – start to finish. How far would your lawyer go to make sure your baby was fed during your arrest and raise a storm to get you out? Something we don’t think about – what happens when police arrest a nursing mom with a hungry little baby? Do they let her nurse? Do they care?

Some months ago in Colorado, a very pregnant Renee Abbott received a knock on the door by a sheriff’s deputy alerting her that the Abbotts’ cows were loose and needed immediate rounding because they were in the municipal right of way. So she obeyed and did this by herself resulting in a fall and hospitalization. Their fence looked like it had been deliberately damaged by vandals – which is how the cows got loose. The deputy issued her a ticket for “grazing animals in the municipal right of way” even though it was an accident, not even by their doing.

Months went on, baby was fine, and Ethan and Renee were sitting down to dinner with their kids ages seven and four months on April 7 when Weld County law enforcement officers showed up and arrested Renee for – grazing animals in the municipal right of way. God forbid they accidentally eat the special municipal grass! Throw that mom in jail!

That’s what they did. She was handcuffed and taken away. Ethan was told that Renee would be held without bail until she could appear before a judge in the morning. The chaos of it was enough for Ethan, but aside from that, how was their exclusively breastfed baby going to be fed that evening, night and morning? (I’m assuming this wasn’t the time to suddenly switch to soy GMO chemical synthetic infant formula.)

Time was running out, but he called Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s Hotline which connected him to Attorney Elizabeth Rich – one of the coolest attorneys around. She helps peaceful farmers that are raided, harassed, and persecuted like Vernon Hershberger.

She could tell from the crying, there was a hungry baby there and looked up a traditional formula recipe from Sally Fallon Morell’s book Nourishing Traditions. It’s a politically incorrect recipe book with traditional foods (think grassfed, unpasteurized dairy, nutrition dense, fermenting your own meals). How many lawyers would do that for a family?

Next, Rich called the Weld County Sheriff’s office and gave the booking deputy hell! First she “made them conscious” of their shameful behavior dragging a nursing mother into the slammer over a minor code violation. The deputy did not appreciate her tone. According to FTCLDF, she asked about any aggravating circumstances, such as resisting arrest, threats to the officers, or disorderly conduct. There were not. [According to the “Daily Arrest Report” on the Weld County Sheriff’s website (no longer listed), Renee was being held for “failure to appear on a warrant”.
When questioned by Attorney Rich, the booking deputy did not mention this charge. The “warrant” in question, however, was based upon the “grazing animals in the municipal right of way” charge. Finally, they agreed to release her. Ethan picked her up that night and she could feed her son.

What isn’t in the report, is that the family was receiving harassment from the department; up to 30 phone calls in multiple 24-hour periods, deputies watching their farm, delaying and changing court dates when Renee would appear (so don’t think they were avoiding the warrant) and more.

“They have threatened to ‘Detain us for investigation of our (agricultural) activities,'” Ethan says on their Facebook page in late March. Renee and baby apparently felt compelled to leave until the intimidation simmered and when they were back she was arrested. He continues (in late March, reproduced verbatim):

We have court (trial) this next week over the 1st set of tickets for our natural agriculture program. The goverments killing of chicks and turkeys, then charging us for it. They are and have threatened wittnesses – DENIED our right to supeana (sp?) and present evidence…

On April 7th he posted:

PLEASE CALL Weld County Sherriff Dept and tell them that this kind of attacks are not ok: Call 970-356-4015 ask for the Shift Comander.
And Monday Morning Please call the Weld County Sherriff at 970-356-4015 And tell them to stop Violating the rights of Natural Family Farmers.
A call to the Weld County Commissioners 970-336-7204 or email them jfuller@weldgov.com. A call to our fine state goverment or anyone else that might be interested would be nice to…
This attack has got to STOP! We Stand to loose our farm, our freedom, and everything we Have worked for…

The department apparently demanded he take it down and tried to gather info on the callers. They also appeared to have lost hundreds of dollars worth of poultry due to (possibly separate) charges. Could it be that the department is using bullying tactics because of their new natural farming practice?

You can find updates on their page and support their other page: I Support My Local Farmer. They also have created a petition.

Source:

http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/news_wp/?p=7165

Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com and ActivistPost.com. Like at Facebook.

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NO the arrest was appropriate though the lack of spiritual training for citizens is at fault rather than the mother. Synchronicity, would mean that the child would become a form of cattle and whenever cattle eat, their spirit would be mixed with the child being fed the same  feed. When this happens a very high form of non-eating based cannibalism is introduced into the human population immediately around the child. The mother here may mean well, but is not aware of the implications. We must not be spiritual cannibals, even of the highest order of spiritual application, especially when the life expected and intended to be lived by this obviously middle class person is a ‘normal’ one among normal people who have not had the advantage of such special diets.

If the child is intended to be among similar people who ate and eat similar diets then fine. But probably the community is unsuited and the police were reacting. This is police imposed isolation where self imposed communalisation is untenable for a middle class mother. At the same time, these effects are not taught to the general populace, so the blame cannot fall on the mother nor the mother be fairly punished. Spiritual Courts need to be applied alongside Secular Courts and communities of like minded individuals would add further texture to society though very small groups would be quite isolated and need to be assigned spaces for their dietary proclivities or be made to avoid contact with those dissimilar to them or a liable to be harmed by their very existence and presence.

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‘Muslims are evil. Let’s kill them all': US TV commentator Erik Rush provokes furious reaction with Boston bombing Twitter rants

Rush appeared to imply in a tweet that the culprit was from Saudi Arabia – Richard Hall Author Biography

While public officials were urging caution in the immediate aftermath of the bomb attack on the Boston Marathon, some were quick to apportion blame.

One of those was conservative commentator Erik Rush, who provoked a furious reaction after seemingly advocating the killing of Muslims in response to the attack.  Rush is a columnist for Worldnutdaily and has previously been a guest on Fox News and CNN.

With no information about the attackers yet made public, Mr Rush appeared to imply in a tweet that the culprit was from Saudi Arabia.

“@erikrush Everybody do the National Security Ankle Grab! Let’s bring more Saudis in without screening them! C’mon! #bostonmarathon.”

Then when he was asked by another Twitter user whether he was blaming Muslims for the attack, Mr Rush responded: “Yes, they’re evil. Let’s kill them all.”

Mr Rush later claimed he was being sarcastic went he sent the response.

His comments nevertheless provoked a fierce reaction. One user wrote: “Hope people don’t go on the ‘Muslims did it’ bandwagon. Don’t be an idiot and know the facts first.”

Another commented: “Apparently someone at Fox News tweeted ‘Kill All Muslims’ after the explosions. As a Boston resident, and as a human being, I’m disgusted.”

Mr Rush responded to one Twitter user who complained about his comments by saying: “Sarcasm, idiot.”

But in subsequent comments on the social networking site he hit out at “Islamist apologists.”

He wrote: “It’s nice to see all the Islamist apologists standing up for those who would waste them in a heartbeat.”

Mr Rush, a New York-born conservative columnist and frequent guest on Fox News, gained notoriety during the 2008 election campaign when he highlighted controversial comments made by Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright.

He has also written articles critical of Islam. Last year, Mr Rush wrote a comment piece titled ‘Yes, Islam is an enemy’. In it he argued that Islam was incompatible with American society.

“Islam has never played well with others, and this is because it is a worldview with a creed, dogma and religious aspects, rather than a religion per se. All of these militate against its tolerance of divergent societies and cultures,” he wrote.

He went on: “This is truth: Both the political left and Islamists in America have been exploiting the First Amendment and Americans’ generous nature in order to conquer us.”

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Just hurry up before they gain the technology as well. Sweep into the Middle East and distribute the land after victories and mass pogroms against the evil among Muslims. In a decade or few, USA will never be able to do this anymore. Hurry up Barky! Get Asia as well, there are a few countries here that no Galactic council would miss or blame USA for levelling.

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Pope Francis says hypocrisy undermines Church’s credibility – by Steve Scherer – ROME | Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:38pm EDT

New Pope praises women, Italian president ignores them
Pope Francis stresses “fundamental importance” of women in Catholic Church
Pope Francis looks on as he leads a solemn mass at Saint Paul’s Basilica in Rome April 14, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

(Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday said clergy and Christians must not betray the word of God with their actions or they undermine the credibility of the Catholic Church.

Francis, elected a month ago, inherited a Church struggling to restore credibility after a series of scandals, including the sexual abuse of children by priests.

The pope spoke at the Papal Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, where he celebrated Mass. He also greeted pilgrims and local Church members earlier in St. Peter’s square.

“Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the Church’s credibility,” the pontiff said in his homily.

“Those who listen to us and observe us must be able to see in our actions what they hear from our lips, and so give glory to God!”

In his first major decision on Saturday, Francis set up an advisory board of cardinals to help him govern the Church and reform its troubled central administration, which was riddled by infighting and alleged corruption under Pope Benedict.

Benedict left a secret report for Francis on the problems in the administration, known as the Curia, which came to light when sensitive documents were stolen from the pope’s desk and leaked by his butler in what became known as the “Vatileaks” scandal.

Since his election as the first non-European pope in nearly 1,300 years, Francis has been laying out a clear moral path for the 1.2-billion-member Church. He has favored humility and simplicity over pomp and grandeur.

Francis has preferred to live in simple quarters in the Vatican instead of moving into the regal papal apartments, and he has said he wants “a poor Church, and for the poor”.

In the Sunday afternoon service at St. Paul’s, Francis said that each Christian can be a saint, which he defined as “middle class holiness”.

“There are the saints of every day, the ‘hidden’ saints, a sort of ‘middle class of holiness’… to which we can all belong.”

The pope celebrated Mass together with the Benedictine monks to whom the basilica and the adjoining monastery are entrusted. St. Paul’s is one of Rome’s four major basilicas and the second largest after St. Peter’s.

(Additional reporting by Gillian Hazell in Rome; Editing by Jon Hemming)

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Church is not about being poor or seeming poor. Church is about making such at least the clergy are 100% clean. And with the wide ranging power and influence the Pope has, no delays can be tolerated for throwing out all Apostolic Delegates, Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops with any knowledge of paedophilia that is hidden. Maybe Ratzinger threw himself out in a way (fired self?) as well, for being complicit. Perhaps for the act of throwing out every other paedo priest, Pope Francis should be allowed to remain in the post until our scyth wielding friend pays that visit. As for being a Church for the poor, a fraction of the costs of all that finery and lifestyle enjoyed by ecclesia among Vatican Staters could raise a handful of 3rd world nations out of poverty in an instance (no reference to Fleetwood Mac there . . . ).

Time is the fire in which the poor (not always financially) burn, while well fed priests relax and mentally masturbate in gilded palaces to no poor person’s benefit as days pass in misery for the poor. Do the necessary alms giving (and I don’t mean tithe – people are dying out there) or be further branded and damned by inaction and indulgence if the Church or any faith dares claim to be guardians of man’s spirit – most of us dare not yet cannot see through the false glamour of any faith save by the concrete actions that are taken or not taken. Pang guan zhe qing.

ARTICLE 5

Iran warns of World War III
General: Country’s army has finger on the trigger
Reza Kahlili, author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray,” served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, counterterrorism expert; currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board to Congress and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI). He regularly appears in national and international media as an expert on Iran and counterterrorism in the Middle East.

Iran ratcheted up its vitriol against Israel and the United States over the weekend, warning that an attack on the Islamic regime’s nuclear facilities could lead to global war.

The rhetoric eerily matched that currently coming out of North Korea against its perceived enemies.

“Iran will not stand by in the face of such aggression,” Ali Ahani, Iran’s ambassador to France, said Sunday, according to the Islamic regime’s PressTV. “This can entail a chain of violence that may lead to World war III. A potential Israeli attack against Iran with an objective of destroying its scientific and nuclear facilities is sheer madness. Its consequences are disastrous and uncontrollable.”

The deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, Brig. Gen Masoud Jazayeri, warned the United States on Saturday that Iran would continue its nuclear program.

“We would not trade off our rights,” he said, adding that Iran would stand with North Korea in its faceoff with America.

According to Mehr News, Jazayeri blamed the tension on the Korean Peninsula on the U.S. presence in the region.

“Whenever necessary, we would stop the U.S. excessive demands,” he said. “The Islamic Revolution will never leave its past and present friends. The U.S. and its allies will suffer great losses if a war breaks out in this region.”

The commander of the Islamic regime’s ground forces, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Poordastan, in his speech at Friday Prayers, also warned “the enemies” that the country’s army has its finger on the trigger and that any attack on the country will make the “enemy” regret its actions.

All enemy activities at Iran’s borders and in the region are being monitored by the country’s intelligence analysts, and Iran’s armed forces are prepared for any scenario, he said.

The regime’s PressTV ran an op-ed analysis on Saturday with a headline “Iran deals deathblow to U.S. global hegemony.” The analysis, by Finian Cunningham, an Irishman whom the outlet calls “a prominent expert in international affairs,” blames America for much of the world’s problems and warns of its decline.

“Iran, however, presents a greater and more problematic challenge to U.S. global hegemony,” Cunningham wrote. “The U.S. in 2013 is a very different animal from what it was in 1945. Now it resembles more a lumbering giant. Gone is its former economic prowess and its arteries are sclerotic with its internal social decay and malaise. … Iran exerts a controlling influence over the vital drug that keeps the American economic system alive – the world’s supply of oil and gas. Any war with Iran, if the U.S. were so foolish to embark on it, would result in a deathblow to the waning American and global economy.”

Cunningham said the story will not end there: “The attainment of world peace, justice and sustainability does not only necessitate the collapse of American hegemony. We need to overthrow the underlying capitalist economic system that gives rise to such destructive hegemonic powers. Iran represents a deathblow to the American empire, but the people of the world will need to build on the ruins.”

The world powers once again failed at Almaty, Kazakhstan, to get Iran to stop its uranium enrichment program and allow further inspections of its nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The talks, which lasted two days, were held last week between Iran and the 5-plus-1 powers: the United States, Britain France, Russia, China, plus Germany.

As reported exclusively on WND on March 20 and in a follow-up in The Washington Times the next day, information provided by a high-ranking intelligence officer in the regime’s ministry of defense revealed yet another secret site where Iran is engaged in completing its nuclear bomb program and arming its ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.

The source added that not only does the regime have enough plutonium for several bombs, but it also has enriched uranium to weapons grade.

The new site, 15 miles from another previously secret site exposed in 2009 (the Fordow nuclear facility), is approximately 14 miles long and 7.5 miles wide, consisting of two facilities built deep into a mountain along with a nearby missile facility with over 380 missile garages and silos, surrounded by barbed wire, 45 security towers and several security posts.

American experts who viewed satellite imagery of the new site are concerned that Iran may be much further along in its nuclear bomb program than perceived and that the images of the site are a clear indication that the regime’s strategy is to put together an “objective force” and not just one or two nuclear bombs. An objective force is defined as the level of military forces needed within a finite time frame and resource level to accomplish approved military objectives, missions or tasks.

Last week, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, in a hasty and unusual press conference, denied the existence of this site, dubbed “Quds,” at which the rogue nation is making great progress in creating nuclear warheads for an array of long-range missiles stored underground nearby. He did not elaborate as to what the site is and what work is being done out of the facilities.

The satellite images clearly show this vast site is visible to the naked eye and that it is a high-priority site with secret work conducted deep within the mountain.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/iran-warns-of-world-war-iii/

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http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/iran-warns-of-world-war-iii/

Hardly. After missile shields that can scuttle any nukes launched from Iran (irradiating the Middle East instead – guess all Muslims in that area will be affected by fallout instead?), USA has the technological capacity for LAND DRONES Robocop style, perhaps run by AI or cyborgs from the worst wounded soldiers who volunteer. Any time USA’s idiot car factories start building 7 million of these robots (a glorified crane on a walker-bot with weapons effectively) a year rather than 7 million idiot cars a year, (thats 1 bot for every 10 Iranians), USA could wipe the entire Islamist presence from Iran and the Middle East (leave some secular citizens to share the Canaanite and Zoroastrian future of the region). Stalling however would ensure that Iran catches up in the AI or robot tech and might do the same to USA. In as a soon as that missile shield is up and car factories are converted to building mobile suit type robots or fully automated versions of the same, Iran and any enemy of the USA is finished. If USA stalls, Iran will wipe out USA instead. The nuke option is useless, though carpet bombing with conventionals would be viable but too destructuve against precious infrastructure that robot drone land invasions could ensure will survive.

Not a single nuke will be useful even to the USA, because a nuke CANNOT outfly or outmaneuver a fighter jet and can be shot down so near the point of launch that nukes are a hazard to the firer (and neighbours) rather than the target. North Korea and Iran had better not try this and stick to terrorist operations that smuggle in components to target sites instead. There is no greater danger to USA than this mode of attack from within. Nuclear missiles though are merely nonsensical and dramatic and can be intercepted long before they reach the target.

With one fighter jet for every nuke Iran or North Korea has, with missile shields as well, there will be no way a nuclear option is viable – the missile would be hit. Even in South Korea (or Israel) alone, US missile or airbase installations could shoot down any nukes with the fatal effect of irradiating the region – especially if North Korea (or Iran) has a self destruct or every nuke to ensure detonation upon a hit on that nuke.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2310411/Beware-Mantis-Giant-legged-terrain-robotic-creature-revealed.html

Iran had better be warned. No nuke would likely make past the Middle East which would be irradiated. Iran also would not survive if USA stops building millions of cars and starts building millions of cyborgs or sticks jobless drivers in the same to carve out their own landholdings crusade style).

North Korea Demands End Of Sanctions To Restart Talks (Nuke Asset Removals should be acceptable – and that Guam strike should not be an issue unless an actual war occurs – at most skirmishes around the DMZ can occur – if North Korea lays off the DMZ and dioputed waters no need for those Nuke assets’ presence – Sanctions harm the citizens, no point.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/north-korea-demands-sanctions-end-restart-talks_n_3108072.html

ARTICLE 6

The Ultimate North Korean Missile Threat To America: A Nuke Power Grid Attack – SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – APRIL 13 – 4/14/2013 @ 10:00AM |31,140 views

South Korean conservative protesters burn a portrait of North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-Un and a North Korean flag during an anti-North Korea rally protesting against North Korea launching the long-range missile on April 13, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

It’s way past time for the Obama administration to take North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats seriously. An urgently critical priority must be to counter North Korea’s rapidly-emerging capability to deliver and detonate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) device in the sky over America which could knock out electronic computer circuits and paralyze virtually all activities over a vast region. Last December they successfully demonstrated its capability to launch a small payload into orbit, meaning that may soon be able to target regions in the U.S. and other distant locations. A devastating nuclear EMP device could be small, and North Korea reported that its nuclear test last February involved a miniature device.

How soon might they be ready to do so?  No one seems to know. According to an unclassified portion of an assessment report the Defense Intelligence Agency released during a hearing of the House Services Committee last Thursday: “DIA assesses with moderate confidence that North [Korea] currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles… However, the reliability will be low.” Following that hearing, the Pentagon issued a clarifying statement that “it would be inaccurate to suggest that the North Korean regime has fully tested, developed or demonstrated the kinds of nuclear capabilities referenced in the passage”.  James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, issued another stronger statement. Noting that the DIA finding didn’t represent all 16 intelligence agencies, he said: “North Korea has not yet demonstrated the full range of capabilities necessary for a nuclear armed missile.”

The Wall Street Journal quoted an unnamed senior administration official acknowledging that while North Korea has demonstrated long-range missile and nuclear technologies, and that their rapid progress over the past years “is concerning to us”, there hasn’t been “any evidence that they’ve actually been able to marry up their nuclear technology with their missile capabilities.”

It is apparent that the White House is making an effort to rein in political tensions with Republicans over the immediacy and degree of threat North Korea presents. DNI Director Clapper played down the urgency in a separate congressional hearing. Dismissing North Korea’s verbal and technological war threats primarily as bluster, he said: “All of the Belligerent rhetoric of late, I think, is designed for both internal and an external audience. But I think first and foremost it’s to show that [Kim Jong-un] is firmly in control of North Korea.”

Victor Cha, a specialist on North Korea at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, sees the matter quite differently. “North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear threat is very much a near-term threat. For people to say it’s just bluster, well, the bluster may be harmless, but the steady progression in their program is not harmless.”

In a very recent provocation, intelligence officials in Seoul report that the North has placed two yet- untested mobile mid-range “Musudan” missiles ready for launch from its east coast. Their approximate 2,500 range would cover any target in South Korea and Japan, and might possibly even reach U.S. military bases on the Pacific island of Guam. Although Pyongyang hasn’t announced a launch date, many observers expect that it is quite likely to take place on April 15 to mark the birthday of North Korea’s founder (and Kim Jong-un’s grandfather), Kim Il Sung.

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency has reported military sources observing that the North has been moving multiple missiles around in an apparent bid to confuse outside intelligence gatherers about its intentions. They also obviously wish to have these activities garner international attention. Earlier this month the North told foreign diplomats in Pyongyang that they had until April 10 to consider evacuation, and warned foreigners in South Korea to get out in advance of a possible “thermo-nuclear” war.

Is this just a matter of a wolf cub crying “big bad wolf” a few too many times to be taken seriously? Perhaps not, since the Obama Administration is finally taking some belated responsive actions.

Earlier this month the Defense Department announced plans to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD), a missile system inherited from the Bush Administration, to Guam.  This move follows other recent plans to reinstate another Bush administration program that will increase our ground-based interceptor (GBI) force in Alaska and to deploy two destroyers equipped with Aegis missile defense systems which had previously been scuttled.

The re-instituted missile ground-based system plan will put 14 more long-range interceptors in Fort Greely, Alaska by 2017 to supplement the 30 already existing on the West Coast. This could have already happened, along with adding another 10 in Europe by next year. The Bush administration deployed the first GBI in 2004, and had planned to deploy a total of 54 in 2009 before Obama pulled the plug.

The Pentagon has now budgeted $1 billion to expand our West Coast-based missile defense system. As newly-appointed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explained: “The United States has missile defense systems in place to protect us from limited ICBM attacks…but North Korea in particular has recently made advances in its capabilities and is engaged in a series of irresponsible and reckless provocations.”

One of those most ominous provocations involved their successful orbital launch of a three-stage missile last December carrying a “package”… possibly serving as a test in preparation for delivering and exploding an EMP device in the atmosphere above a targeted region capable of wiping out the power grid over a large area. That launch coincided with a test described as a “nuclear test of a higher level”. This suggests a technology using highly-enriched uranium, which is easier to miniaturize than the plutonium bombs North Korea previously tested in 2006 and 2009. While such a device wouldn’t be likely to have a particularly high yield, it could create an explosion sufficient to convert its energy into gamma rays and generate a devastating EMP effect.

A May 2011 U.S. Army War College study titled “In the Dark: Military Planning for a Catastrophic Infrastructure Event”, concluded that a nuclear detonation above a U.S. city could wipe out the electrical grid for hundreds, possibly thousands of miles around. The Pentagon believes that North Korean missiles can already reach Alaska and Hawaii, and will soon be able to deliver nuclear warheads to Seattle and San Diego. An orbital launch capability can target locations anywhere.

The Heritage Foundation projects that an EMP attack with a warhead detonated 25 to 30 miles above the U.S. mainland “would fundamentally change the world. Airplanes would fall out of the sky; most cars would be inoperable; electrical devices would fail. Water, sewer and electrical networks would fail simultaneously. Systems of banking, energy, transportation, food production and delivery, water, emergency services, and even cyberspace would collapse.”

It is tempting to dismiss a recent media release featuring 28-year- old Kim Jong-un signing an order to place strategic rocket forces on standby to fire at U.S. targets in front of a map which included Austin, Texas as typical bantam-weight bluster. Ellen Kim, a scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies thinks otherwise: “After North Korea’s successful December [orbital] launch and third nuclear test, their threats are not completely empty.” And as Adm. James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters in the Pentagon on March 15, North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile threat has emerged “a little bit faster than we expected”.

With its people starving, weapons their key income-producing export, and close relationships with Iran, that threat takes on a global scale. Yet during a time when North Korea, along with Iran, has upgraded and expanded their proactive missile and atomic warfare resources, the Obama administration has reduced and cancelled defense programs which were under development.

A comparison of 2010 and 2013 budgets submitted by the Energy Department and National Security Agency indicates that 5-year budgets for nuclear and missile program modernization has been cut by $4.4 billion. Casualties include a scale-back of the Airborne Laser program to enable enemy missile interceptions during their early launch phase, along with the elimination of the Multiple Kill Vehicle and Kinetic Energy Interceptor which uses small warheads on a single rocket to handle decoys and offer a better chance of success.

After Kim Jong-un announced that Pyongyang was scrapping the 1953 armistice deal that ended the Korean War and threatened to launch a “preemptive” nuclear strike against the U.S., White House spokesman Jay Carney said: “I can tell you that the United States is fully capable of defending against any North Korean ballistic missile attack.”  Carney added: “our recent success in returning to testing of the upgraded version of the GBI, or CE2 missile, will keep us on a good trajectory to improve our defense capability against limited ballistic missile threats such as those from North Korea. But let’s be clear, we are fully capable of dealing with that threat.”

It’s important to note that the operative word here is “returning”. President Obama, who campaigned on gutting America’s missile defense, has kept that promise. He has also delayed funding for ground-based interceptor and radar sites in Poland and the Czech Republic for defense against Iranian missile launchers. He did this after Moscow objected, threatening to target the sites and withdraw from the New Start treaty.

Like North Korea, Iran also has an active ballistic missile program, including the development and testing of missiles with a range of over a thousand kilometers. Still worse, Iran’s nuclear program can be expected to advance a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, already the world’s most volatile region.

A September 2012 report released by the National Research Council noted that even the U.S. is vulnerable to an Iranian nuclear missile strike, recommending that an East Coast intercept site also be added. And when Marine General James Mattis, who heads the U.S. Central Command, recently  testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee was asked by Senator Inhofe (R-Ok.), “Are the current diplomatic and economic efforts to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability, are they working?”, the answer was blunt. “No Sir”. Mattis later testified that Tehran’s “nuclear industry continues.”

It is unrealistic to imagine we can avoid nuclear calamities including  EMP attacks  without effective  missile defense  deterrents. That nuclear threat continues to grow as more and more rogue adversaries gain offensive means. For example, last June the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoun Abbasi Davani, announced plans to triple Iran’s capacity to produce 20% enriched uranium, making it abundantly clear the program is not being designed for peaceful purposes. Power stations only require uranium enriched to about 3% for fuel.

Still,  the Obama administration has abandoned previous demands that Tehran shut down its second enrichment site at Fordo and relinquish its entire stockpile of uranium enriched to 20% (near-bomb grade)…of which they have accumulated an estimated 167 kilos. The U.S. has also offered to soften some sanctions. In addition, the administration is cutting American naval presence in the Gulf region from two aircraft carriers to one, representing budgetary sequester pressures as the reason.

We must clearly understand that an imperative to prevent nuclear proliferation in the Middle East isn’t just primarily about protecting Israel’s right to exist. In particular, the U.S. is hardly immune from a devastating EMP assault which could blast our electronics-dependent society back to the Dark Ages.

The brutal fact remains that America is the world’s only superpower that can prevent this from happening. Under no circumstance can we afford such imminent and escalating threats posed by North Korea, Iran and other rogue nations to continue unchecked.

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North Korea needs more communication with extant Constitutional Monarchs because that is the only way for North Korea to be part of the world without removing the Kims. The Kims though should learn from civilisation issues based around humanitarian considerations of the entiety of their own populace first to be worthy of Kingship.

Meanwhile military drills may not be held which appear threatening – this means South Korea and USA are antagonizing the North Koreans – if North Korea is such a danger, why has Russia had no problems being threatened by North Korea? The issue is the way drills are held and who drills are directed against. Leave the North Koreans alone long enough and be sincere in ensuring that military rule becomes constitutional monarchy not try to unseat the Kims who would self destruct and attack with nukes rather than be unseated. As for nukes, there will likely be no nuke attacks unless North Korea is attacked by any forces. Military drills are a precursor of invasions if anything. So if USA and South Korea lay off the drills, and reasonable portions disputed areas (make sure this is reasonable and not expansionary, the Kims are not stupid and will follow suit if South Korea and USA set an example by not being expansionary).

ARTICLE 7

UNITED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS, AMERICAN MATRIX, AND THE SCIENTIFIC-OCCULT DICTATORSHIP – by Paul McGuire – April 16, 2013

On July 4, 1776 America’s Founding Fathers published in the Declaration of Independence that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

America’s Founding Fathers were unified around the revolutionary truth that we live in a Universe and a world governed by “Nature’s God” and the “Laws of Nature.” That consciousness inspired a new society based on the idea that a Creator created all men equal and gave them unalienable rights such as “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Founding Fathers made it very clear that these unalienable rights were not given to men and women by any government, but by their Creator and thus, since government did not grant them, government does not have the power to take them away.

The Founding Fathers very clearly established that these rights are to be protected by a form of government that is only legitimate to the degree that it derives its “just powers” from the “consent of the governed.” These were revolutionary ideas that were heavily influenced by the spiritual truth of the First Great Awakening and the consciousness that moved through the thirteen original colonies. In complete contrast, throughout history most civilizations were built on the idea of the divine right of kings…kings who believed that as god-men they had the right to rule the masses as their subjects. In other words, the masses were slaves who had no freedom or rights and belonged to a “collective” owned by the king. This began before Nimrod in Babylon and continued through the Pharaoh god-kings of Egypt, the god-kings of Greece and Rome, and throughout the histories of Europe, China and other regions of the world. The occult /scientific and religious system behind it stemmed from the “Babylonian Mystery Religion,” which claimed secret knowledge.

This secret knowledge of Babylon was passed on through Egypt and ancient occult societies. In the mid-1600s Sir Francis Bacon, head of the Rosicrucians, developed a master plan for America as the “New Atlantis” and the head of the new world order. Among our Founding Fathers there were powerful members of the Illuminati, the secret occult society which derived from the Rosicrucians. The Illuminati was officially formed in 1776, the same year as America was born. Imbedded within the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and Bill of Rights was a secret plan for America designed to transform it into a New Atlantis-type society ruled not by “We the people,” but by a scientific-occult dictatorship.

Since America was formed in 1776, the collective consciousness of America has been overwhelmed by a multi-dimensional data stream that has revealed, in the words of H.G. Wells, “An Open Conspiracy.”

Illuminati servant, MSNBC host, and Tulane political science Professor Melissa Harris-Perry looked into the television camera and told America: “We haven’t had a very collective notion that these are our children. We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to their communities.”

In reality Professor Perry did not come out and say something new. She simply spoke the truth about the plan the invisible elite and the scientific dictatorship have already put into effect in America beginning in the 1920s. The reality is your children do not belong to you and your family. They have belonged to the collective for a long time! Most people live in the illusion that this is not so, but in the reality of occult-based and scientific mind control it has been true for decades.

The collective is a Marxist theory which believes concepts like the individual and the family unit are illegitimate and that everything, including your children, is to be under the complete control of an all-powerful authoritarian state like the Big Brother tyranny depicted by novelist George Orwell. However, Marxist theory is simply an ideological clone of the ideas contained in the Illuminati Manifesto which was published around 1776. Russia has understood since the 1920s what Russian scientists have termed a “war in the fourth dimension.” Radical transformation designed to destroy the individual and the family is based on Luciferian pyschotronic weapons which use psychic implants into the human consciousness.

Ayn Rand wrote in a January 1944 article in Reader’s Digest entitled “The Only Path to Tomorrow”:

“The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy. Its best ally is not the devotion of its followers but the confusion of its enemies. To fight it, we must understand it.

Totalitarianism is collectivism. Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group — whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called ‘the common good.’

Whatever the imperfections of her life and philosophy, Rand understood that totalitarianism or collectivism can only be achieved by maintaining the illusion of “the common good.” Today that “common good” would be called social justice. Rand writes “No tyrant has ever lasted long by force of arms alone. Men have been enslaved primarily by spiritual weapons. And the greatest of these is the collectivist doctrine that the supremacy of the state over the individual constitutes the common good.”

Ayn Rand, who escaped the Communist Revolution in Russia as a young girl, understood the value of “inalienable rights” expressed in the Declaration of Independence along with importance of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Ayn Rand wrote “We must learn to reject as total evil the conception that the common good is served by the abolition of individual rights. General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy individuals…The power of society must always be limited by the basic, inalienable rights of the individual.”

The scientific elite use powerful forms of occult based mind control that cause people actually to want slavery. In 1962 Aldous Huxley gave a speech at the University of Berkeley where he said:

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“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”

It must be remembered the Aldous Huxley, a member of the globalist elite, was deeply involved in the promotion of psychedelic drugs and occult religions which he strategically promoted among the Hollywood community in the 1930s. Everything that we see now happening in America is the result of a carefully orchestrated and scientific plan to usher in America as a major power center of the new world order.

http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul168.htm

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Hence the need for technology and pharma audits or electronic white zones and sticking to organic and non-GMO food. To do these audits and ensure white zones, the 99% must run for candidacy and prevent all : plutocrats, technocrats, oligarch politicians, term limitless posts at all levels, nepotists ; after which the 99% politicians proceed to do expositions and limitations to satellite cellphone tech which is the basis for mind control devices (cellphone-like signals from satellite probably can override human brains now BUT probably are still grid based unless specifically target persons are involved – meaning enmasse for non-targeted individuals, ABOVE the telephone lines, there is still freedom until laws reverse this to include ground based white zones).

As for . . . America is the result of a carefully orchestrated and scientific plan to usher in America as a major power center of the new world order. . . . no way so long as the Russia/China and nominally Central South America, and even African blocs still smarting from caucasian colonialisation exist. Between the multipolar world and USA’s interference and the 99% ready to ensure such politics die at the next election, the next generation will not need to worry about pharma or tech-satellite mind control or ‘Neurotech’. Biowarfare and DNA retroviral issue wise, we need to ensure that test kits are cheap and readily available and tha people have many forensic sources to test and check against many sources and many experts rather than a single government agency that could well be the terrorist arm of unethical governments.

Expositions and devices or methods of detection/countering of the presence and on the nature of such chemicals or tech (am not very tech savvy atm and for chemical issues lack the networks to ensure that food bought from markets or outside are not infected before point of sale – many watchers and blackboxes will be needed for every step of the way to ensure food safety and food source transparenct) and the ways to counter and even detox or nano-mite away individual infected cells the grounded with training against NPPs and NLPs (moi has been working on expositions on this – read my blogs to learn) as well as societal/Orwellian manipulation methods will render all such methods useless and meaningless as well if wealth sequestration limits and unused state land distribution occurs so that t6he only issue will be to prevent overpopulation.

ARTICLE 8

Deadly blast hits Pakistan election rally L At least 16 people killed and dozens wounded after bomb strikes campaign rally of secularist politician in Peshawar. – Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 06:23

An explosion in Pakistan has killed at least 16 people and wounded dozens more at an election campaign rally being attended by a senior politician, officials say.

Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, a senior leader of the secular Awami National Party (ANP), escaped the blast with only minor bruises on Tuesday in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

A hospital official said doctors were treating some 50 people wounded in the explosion, including dozens who were in critical condition.

Pakistan’s umbrella Taliban faction claimed responsibility for what was the fourth deadly attack on politicians or political parties in three days as the country prepares to hold historic polls on May 11.

Senior Awami National Party (ANP) leader Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, who served as railways minister in the outgoing government, escaped the Peshawar bombing with cuts and bruises.

He was shown on television footage with blood splattered on his trousers after the attack.

Suicide bombing alleged

A spokesman for the main government-run Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar had earlier put the toll at eight with 49 wounded.

Police said it was a suicide attack.

“It was a suicide bombing,” Shafqat Malik, a senior police official, told AFP news agency.

Ghulam, whose brother the late ANP leader Bashir Bilour was assassinated by the Taliban last year, became a target after the Taliban posted a $100,000 ransom for the death of a film-maker behind a controversial anti-Islam film last year.

The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, but apologised for injuring Bilour, saying it had been targeting his nephew, Haroon.

“We apologise to Ghulam Bilour because we announced an amnesty for him,” Ehsanullah Ehsan, Taliban spokesman, told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“Our target was Haroon Bilour.”

Haroon is the son of slain ANP leader Bashir, the elder brother of Ghulam, who was killed in a suicide attack at a political meeting in Peshawar on December 22.

The Taliban has directly threatened the ANP and its outgoing coalition partners, the Pakistan People’s Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, which are perceived as secular.

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Good work on killing nepotists, but if only this was not about Islamisation. What did the Pakistanis believe in before Islam was imported there?

ARTICLE 9

Gill Plate Trade

A specialist fish monger at a fish market in Sri Lanka expertly removes each of this oceanic mantas ten gill plates from the head of the animal in half sections.

Manta and mobula rays are large filter feeding animals, whose flesh is considered to be of relatively poor quality by humans all around the world. As a result these animals have not been widely targeted for human consumption through commercial fisheries in the past. However, in recent years this has changed. Manta rays and their close relatives are now rapidly becoming a more desirable product, making them a target for fishermen all over the tropical and temperate oceans of the world.

So what has happened? Why the sudden change of fortunes for these unfortunate rays? The underlying answer to these questions is not a new story, in fact it’s a tale of depressing repetition played out in our oceans and throughout our planet on a regular basis. The difference this time is that the latest targets are the mantas, which are paying the price of becoming the latest commodity in the often senseless and environmentally destructive Chinese Medicinal Trade. The ray’s feathery gill plates, which they use to filter the plankton from the water, have become a product and as a result these harmless animals are paying the price of humanity’s selfish ignorance…

This image shows the complete set of gill plates inside the mouth of a spine-tail mobula ray.
What are Gill Plates?

The gill plates, or branchial filaments, are thin cartilage filaments that enable the manta and mobula rays to filter plankton out of the water column. Every manta or mobula has five pairs of gills, each protected inside a gill slit.

Inside each of the ten gill slits there is one complete feathery gill plate which forms a circle around the periphery of the slit, trapping their planktonic food as it is funnelled through the mobula or manta ray’s mouth and out through these gill plates.

A close up image of the plate filaments shows their feathery structure which aids the filtration of their planktonic food from the water.
The Fishery

These plates, once dried, are the most valuable parts of the mobulid rays and drive the commercial fishery of these rays around the world, with particularly large fisheries present in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Although the plates comprise just a tiny percentage of a manta or mobula’s mass, they sell for significantly more than the rest of the body parts put together.

Once removed from the manta and mobula rays, the gill plates are laid out to dry in the sun for several days.

While plates are used from both mobula and manta rays, the gill plates from mantas (usually oceanic manta rays; M. birostris) fetch the highest prices, followed by the larger species of mobulas (generally M. tarapacana and then M. japanica), with the price reducing as the size of the plates decreases.

The demand for gill plates is so high that in certain countries, such as Sri Lanka, fisherman who used to avoid catching mobulid rays, due to their propensity to destroy and entangle fishing nets, are now driven to fill their boat’s holds with mobulid rays when returning to harbour.

This demand, coupled with the dwindling supplies of more desirable fish catches (such as sharks, tunas and billfishes) now gives the fishermen even greater incentives to actively target mobulid rays in order to maintain their livelihood.

Chinese Medicine

This pile of manta and mobula gill plates, representing many hundreds of individual rays, was on display outside just one retail shop in mainland China.

A bag of dried mobula gill plates on sale at a retail market in China advertises the plates’ supposed medicinal properties.

The international trade in mobulid gill plates which is being driven by the current demand in the Chinese Medicine trade appears to be a relatively new phenomenon, with demand significantly increasing in the last couple of decades. Those selling or promoting the use of this product claim the plates can treat health issues ranging from asthma, to skin rashes, to chicken pox and even cancer. Some of the practitioners also maintain that gill plates reduce toxins, boost the immune system and aid in the detoxification of the bloodstream.

However, reviews of available literature, along with interviews of well respected practitioners have revealed that there is no evidence to support any of these claims, with some practitioners even admitting that gill plates are not effective and that many other alternatives are available. Gill plates are often consumed in a soup (locally called “Peng Yu Sai”) which is made from a few main ingredients (gill plates, ginseng and dried pipefish) and are not considered “prestigious”, like shark fins, but are solely regarded as an ingredient in a medicinal product.

Gill plate soup ‘Peng Yu Sai’ consists mainly of pieces of gill plate, some ginseng and a few pipefishes.

It appears that the increasing demand which has arisen in the last few decades is due to product marketing by Chinese retailers who have seen an opportunity, created by a relatively available commodity, to market a new product into the traditional medicine industry, falsely “reviving” this remedy which in reality does not even exist in the traditional literature. It appears as though one of the marketing strategies plays on consumers fears over the increasing prevalence of modern disease outbreaks such as Bird Flu, Swine Flu and SARS.

A handful of gill plates is the only body part of the entire manta ray which is worth anything of real value. The rest of the carcass is sold for virtually nothing and often processed for animal feed.

The sales pitch suggests that as these fishes are able to filter particles from the water with their gill plates, if consumed, these plates will therefore aid in the detoxification and purification of the consumer’s body by filtering these diseases or toxins from the human body. Most consumers are unaware that the product comes from manta and mobula rays, indeed most consumers are not even aware of what a manta or mobula ray is and therefore they have no idea of the impact their choices are having on these increasingly vulnerable species.

In order to maintain this supply of gill plates, large numbers of manta and mobula rays are being landed at fish markets around the world. This is having dire effects on the populations of mobulid rays and reports have already been published on decreases, or complete crashes, of ray populations around the world. It also appears that the giant oceanic manta ray (M. birostris) is likely to be the most heavily affected by this unsustainable and senseless fishery.

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Not senseless but organic pharma instead of synthetic pharma. However the harvesting methods need to be limited with quotas and rays fed to raise populations until a level able to meet demand without diminishing populations, and not harvested only when at the end of viable harvesting age (which could be 40 years for full lifespans if harvesting is to be done AFTER natural death).

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/chinese-medicine-proves-disastrous-for-manta-rays-20121019-27wrg.html

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US torture of prisoners is ‘indisputable’, independent report finds

Report on US rendition programme by non-partisan thinktank finds highest officials were responsible for torture

Ian Cobain – guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 16 April 2013 16.36 BST
The report found that dissidents were transferred to Libya in 2004 not to combat terrorism, but to buy favour with the Gaddafi regime. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features

An independent examination of the US rendition programme after 9/11 has concluded that it is “indisputable” that America tortured prisoners, and that the country’s highest officials were responsible.

A 580-page report published on Tuesday by the Constitution Project, a non-partisan Washington-based thinktank, concludes that the programme was unjustified and counterproductive, damaging to the country’s reputation, and has placed US military personnel at risk of mistreatment if they are themselves taken prisoner.

In findings similar to those of a report published two months ago by the New York NGO Open Society Justice Initiative, the study concludes that the US rendition programme enjoyed widespread international co-operation, with the UK, Canada, Italy, Germany and Sweden identified as prominent supporters alongside Egypt, Syria, Morocco and Jordan.

The authors also conclude that the UK-Libyan rendition operations that resulted in the abduction of two dissidents who were taken to Tripoli along with their families in 2004 were intended not to combat international terrorism, but to “gain favour” with the Gaddafi regime.

“Apparently someone (almost certainly at the CIA) thought that since the United States was sending people all around the world in our secret rendition programme to combat terrorism aimed at the United States, it would be a good idea to take advantage of the system to transfer some people to Libya in an effort to gain favour with that country’s rulers,” the report says. “We and the British government thought we were buying favour with Gaddafi’s secret service.”

Although some of the victims of those renditions are now in positions of some influence in post-revolutionary Libya, “the worst of the potential consequences of the earlier US actions appears to have been averted,” the report says. In interviews, “the leaders of the revolt that overthrew Gaddafi expressed surprisingly little bitterness or even anger toward America. (Their attitude towards Britain is a different story.)”

The report also concludes that the CIA operated secret prisons within three European countries: Poland and Lithuania, which have acknowledged their existence, and Romania, which continues to deny that such a facility existed.

The study was embarked upon following the decision by the US president, Barack Obama, on entering the White House in 2009 that there would be no official inquiry into the rendition programme, on the grounds that it would be politically unproductive to “look backwards” rather than forwards.

The Constitution Project enjoyed no access to classified material – unlike the Senate’s Intelligence Committee, whose 6,000-page report remains secret – but is nevertheless the most detailed attempt yet to produce a public reckoning of the impact of the rendition programme.

The panel of authors was chaired by Asa Hutchinson, a former Republican congressman who served as an under-secretary at the department of homeland security during the George W Bush administration. Other members include Thomas Pickering, a former US ambassador to the United Nations, a retired lieutenant general from the US army, a former president of the American Bar Association, and a retired army brigadier who taught interrogation techniques.

In one of their most damning conclusions, the panel says: “In the course of the nation’s many previous conflicts, there is little doubt that some US personnel committed brutal acts against captives, as have armies and governments throughout history. But there is no evidence there had ever before been the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after 11 September, directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our custody.”

The report calls for the revision of the US army’s field manual on interrogation, to prohibit interrogation lasting 40 hours, and to introduce unambiguous bans of the use of stress positions and sleep deprivation.

In an appendix, the authors dismiss arguments – which have frequently followed party lines in the US – that the mistreatment of detainees after 9/11 fell short of torture, citing cases in which comparable treatment was prosecuted as torture by the US in the past.

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Indict and charge. Then sack. Lots of 2nd liners are waiting for those jobs anyway.

Half the Education Leaves Half the Picture As Guesswork And Results in Bad Relations For Police, USA Has Time Limit Before fundo-Islamism Becomes Unmanageable, Words Correct Actions Non-Existent, Iran Needs To Think Deeper, North Korea’s Win-Win Way Out, Tech And Human Rights, Good Work : Nepotism Inadvertently Destroyed By Islamists, Fisheries Harvesting Paradigms, USA Needs To Drop People Blackening USA’s Reputation,

ARTICLE 11

Daily Mail ‘actively’ considering online charge – by Katherine Rushton, Media, Telecoms and Technology Editor – 6:23PM BST 16 Apr 2013

The Daily Mail is “actively” considering charging readers to access its website, the chairman of Daily Mail & General Trust has said. LORD ROTHERMERE.

Viscount Rothermere, whose family owns around a fifth of Daily Mail & General Trust, said that it would start experimenting with different pay models

Viscount Rothermere, whose family owns 21pc of the newspaper group, said that it would start experimenting with different pay models, potentially charging readers for access to certain top-tier content. “In due course I think that we will start experimenting with a ‘freemium’ model. We’re actively thinking about it,” he said.

The Daily Mail has already started charging users for its Mail Plus interactive app, but Viscount Rothermere told a media conference in London that the group was looking at how it could take that a step further.

“I can’t put a time frame on it…we’re having a look-see how that develops. At the moment we’ve got no hard and fast plans to do anything…but we have started to look at premium content and we are trying to understand how we might find a mechanism to start charging for that,” he said.

Viscount Rothermere said the company could start investing in different types of content to help justify a new tariff. “Premium content is what people pay for and you’ll find out pretty quickly what people will pay for. It could be that we buy sports rights. It could be good journalism. I don’t know yet – it’s a task in hand.”

However, he cautioned that the newspaper group was unlikely to start charging for more basic content, as doing so would slow the growth of its website overseas. “We would ideally like to double our size and compete with the likes of Yahoo news in a global space. It’s going to be very difficult to do that charging,” he said.

The Daily Mail’s MailOnline website achieved 127m hits in January, helping to drive a 51pc jump in advertising at the group’s news websites. It is now expanding aggressively in America, to help it reach its target of more than £100m in annual digital revenues within the next three to five years.

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What is the time period before material release on the site becomes repostable? If all media online becomes pay only, people will revert to reading or sharing ‘yesterday’s physical paper’ to save money.

So if Dailymail starts a trend, I suppose that only the free blogs will get to benefit.

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DJ killed man at party after ‘boy banter’ escalated into row, court hears – Press Association – guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 16 April 2013 17.00 BST

Thomas Evans is accused of punching Anthony Thompson to the ground after party in Tooting, south London

Anthony Thompson died of brain damage after his head struck the floor, the Old Bailey heard. Photograph: Chris Young/PA

A DJ killed a man who woke up at a party to find a penis had been drawn on his face, the Old Bailey has heard. The joke is said to have turned sour when the “boy banter” got out of hand and partygoer Anthony Thompson, 26, was punched to the ground outside. Thompson’s head struck the floor and he died from brain damage, jurors were told.

Thomas Evans, 32, of Morden, south London, denies manslaughter, claiming self-defence. Vanessa Barrows, who hosted the 10-hour party at her flat in Tooting, south London, in February last year, told the court that everyone at the party had been enjoying themselves.

She said Thompson had fallen asleep in an armchair when morning approached and some condoms had fallen out of his pocket. She added: “I got my lipstick out and drew a penis on his face. It was done for a laugh.” Barrows said that when Thompson woke up, he had seen the funny side of it. She also nodded off and woke to find a row going on. She said: “It was just silly boy banter between Anthony and Tom.”

After people started to leave, she heard scuffling outside and found Thompson on the ground when she got downstairs.

Peter Clement, prosecuting, said that when Thompson woke up he seemed to take the drawing on his face in “good spirits”. As the banter continued, Thompson was heard to say in bravado: “I can knock any one of you blokes out.” Evans replied: “You couldn’t knock me out.”

Clement said: “That set off a chain of events.” The case continues.

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Perhaps fist fighting and street brawling should be given as a class in schools. How delicate these guys appear? In the movies we see people repeatedly slamming themselves all over the place or heads being slammed repeatedly on the floor and walls or whatever.

Just a simple fall? Maybe the WWE training regime should be given to all kids at nurseries or in school as a mandatory subject – teach them how to fall, or how to get hit and still survive. There is no point raising and training persons for years and going to class for years at high cost at universities – if a simple fall could kill a person just like that. Individuals are not easy to invest in to have die just like that, this is not considering the emotional and spiritual investment as well. This is extreme waste. Perhaps those have not had such training should be made to wear a padded suit at all times.

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Playboy denied licence to open beach club in India’s party state of Goa

Brand associated with ‘bunnies’ and centrespreads rebuffed by legislators despite claims IPL’s cheerleaders show more flesh

Associated Press in Panaji – guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 16 April 2013 18.41 BST

Playboy bunnies in Macau

Bunny how? India will have to wait for the brand’s famous waitresses to arrive, after Goa refused a licence for the country’s first Playboy Club. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

The government of Goa has refused permission for promoters to open the India’s first Playboy club at the upmarket Candolim beach.

Women’s groups and conservative politicians had attacked the proposed 22,000-square-foot club, with Michael Lobo, a legislator from the state’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party saying it was tantamount to promoting prostitution.

After a month of heated debate, the government barred the club from opening in one of India’s most famous party locations on technical grounds.

The chief minister, Manohar Parrikar, told the state assembly on Monday that licences to run so-called beach shacks – even ones as large as the proposed Playboy club – could not be granted to companies, only individuals. “We cannot give them a licence to operate a beach shack,” Parrikar said.

Mumbai-based PB Lifestyle announced last year it had obtained an exclusive licence to open Playboy clubs, hotels, bars and cafes and sell Playboy-branded merchandise in India. It said it would start with a club in Goa and then expand to the southern city of Hyderabad.

PB Lifestyle’s chief executive, Sanjay Gupta, did not immediately respond to a message left at his office.

He said last year he was working to recast Playboy into an aspirational lifestyle brand that wouldn’t spark a backlash in the conservative country, distancing itself from nudity and toning down the traditional, body-hugging bunny costumes.

Goa’s decision does not bar the opening of a conventional Playboy club in in the state, just the beach shack, but

Lobo has called on the government to prevent Playboy from setting shop in any form in the state.

“It is not just a question of permitting Playboy in Candolim. It should be banned across Goa, because Goa should be veered away from international chains which promote vulgarity,” he said.

Agnelo Fernandes, a state Congress party politician, on whose property the beach club was to be located, called the government’s decision “unfortunate”. He has been acting as a de facto spokesman for the project during the controversy.

“It would have been great for Goa to have an international lifestyle brand. There is no question of vulgarity. Our bunny costumes which we had designed were more sober than the ones worn by the cheerleaders at the IPL (Indian Premier League),” Fernandes said, referring to the razzmatazz laden cricket league.

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To each their own? In appropriate districts the club should be legal. The legality of prostitution is to protech freedom of choice and freedom of association though the fundos and moralists need to get a grip and the governments need to be more secular and assign appropriate districts for RLDs. This is an eye candy club that is live. Whats the issue? Would the government prefer to isolate communities to their private computers instead of allowing them to associate and congregate in real live venies? This is like those riot laws where a group of 5 people could be hauled up simply for suspicion of rioting. Whats wrong with Playboy Club except for the extreme pricing? India isn’t taking steps backward now are they?

“It is not just a question of permitting Playboy in Candolim. It should be banned across Goa, because Goa should be veered away from international chains which promote vulgarity,” he said.

If the demographic who wants Playboy is large enough to warrant a Club premises in any state, they should not be prevented. To each their own. Who needs this nonsense prohibition? India conversely could franchise the Kama Sutra across every state with a playboy type club as well.

ARTICLE 14

The Primary American Meme: Be Afraid. – by Robert De Filippis – OpEdNews Op Eds 4/15/2013 at 12:01:06

A meme ( rhymes with “cream”) is a unit of culture, an idea.   It is usually linguistic in nature and is easily transmitted from one mind to another.   Memes are like viruses , in that they self-replicate and grow in a host.   They do not require facts.   They just require repetition.   They are being planted and nurtured by the media every day.   But there are certain memes that are designed to create fear.   Every time you listen to some news sources,   you’ll get a major dose of this kind.   The tell-tale sign of embedded meme; the infected person repeats its words verbatim.

Here’s some examples: “Obama is the worst president ever”, “Obama is destroying America”, “Obama is a Muslim”, “Obama is a socialist”, “Obama is a racist”.

Once infected with a meme, all it takes is occasional innuendo to keep it alive.   It also takes gullible people who get their information from one source.   We like to hear what appeals to our biases.   So when a meme confirms what we already believe, we delight in hearing it.   Confirmation always feels good.

By this time, I’m sure that some readers have stopped reading.   They’re the ones with the worst infections.   Memes infect our minds as well as our public discourse.   These infections are ultimately like any other, without treatment they can be fatal.   No, our bodies don’t die.   Our critical thinking processes do.   In other words, once infected with a meme, one’s independent thinking is compromised.   When that happens the infected mind becomes vulnerable to all kinds of other nutty ideas.

At this point, if you are still reading, you will probably accuse me of being a bleeding heart liberal or some other equally horrible thing.   I don’t take offense because I know   that’s just the fever from the infection talking.

The good news is that there is a treatment.   It takes some effort but it is guaranteed to work.   First, you find a non-partisan fact checking website and apply the information you find there in large quantities. (I almost said apply “apply liberally” but stopped myself)

Eventually, you will be able to start thinking for yourself again.   It’s at that point when you can see that “Obama is not the worst or the best president ever”,   “Obama is not destroying America, the financial industry bandits are busy at work doing that”, “Obama is a Christian, and it doesn’t make any difference anyway”, “Obama is not a socialist or any more a racist than anyone else in this country.   He is a corporatist, as have been the last several presidents”.   (look up “corporatism” on http://www.wikipedia.com.   You’re welcome.)

Now that you have cured the infection, you will probably want to check the motives of the “Typhoid Mary’s” who create the fear-based memes that infect our national discourse.   And what you will find is they do this for personal gain and don’t give a hoot about the damage they’re   doing to our country.   They profit from creating wedges that continually drive us further and further from any kind of civil dialogue.

Without civil dialogue between and among well-meaning people, we will never see better days. Unfortunately, these folks make millions by destroying society but we all know that money is more important than society. You don’t think so? It must, because we keep buying their toxic products.

Finally, if an infection reaches irreversible destruction of   critical thinking, only a new meme can wipe out an old meme.   Then fear-mongering memes become particularly difficult to completely eradicate.   Regardless of that fact, I’m going to give it a try on at least one.

Did you know that the people who operate the Liberal Christian website “Sojourners” actually wrote letters to Limbaugh, Beck and other Fox contributors, asking them to stop lying?   This action implies a new meme for you; “Some Liberals are moral.”

This meme is designed to contradict the one that says, “Only Conservatives are moral.”   I’ll bet this meme will never make it on the Drudge Report.

Robert De Filippis

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i) Unfortunately, these folks make millions by destroying society but we all know that money is more important than society. You don’t think so? It must, because we keep buying their toxic products.

No. Wealth distribution and land distribution is more important than money or society. Toxic products are instead a symptom.

ii) Finally, if an infection reaches irreversible destruction of   critical thinking, only a new meme can wipe out an old meme.   Then fear-mongering memes become particularly difficult to completely eradicate.   Regardless of that fact, I’m going to give it a try on at least one.

Use truth and logic? Stop teaching people to think in a roundabout manner. This is a harmful artical and inculpative intent to boot if I am not reading wrongly. Use truth and logic backed with facts. Thats all. No need to tell people to ‘try’ or ‘critical mass’ or what not. Whats true is true applies not what’s what which is subject to the author’s whims.

iii) Ends with “Only Conservatives are moral.”

Moralist fundo posing as disingenuous liberal? Carefully navigate away from the site if so dear readers . . . as said before I could be wrong, but the shades or grey here look rather dark . . .

Vote for 99%ters (non-plutocrat, non-term limitless, non-nepotistic, non-racist) who will write wealth distribution laws targetting the wealthies but leacing them 20 million (thats fifty 401Ks btw), unused state land distribution laws, perhaps a Gaddafi style series of reservoirs for the drier areas if not piped desalinated water from the ocean if not land locked . . . all problems end. No need to do any thinking at all. As your MP or Congressman or Governor if they think unused state land distribution can be ratified (this is a loaded question, the country belongs to all citizens so all unused national land (barring irreplaceable geological or irreplaceable scenic or nature reserves with unique wildlife), is the collective property OF THE PEOPLE – **NOT** the property of THE STATE.

Any MP or Congressman who says the state’s land does not belong to the citizens is a Redcoat enslaver of the 99% – with wealth distribution (to the tune of allowable sequestration of 20 million perhaps as the maximum limit with anything else being redistributed ti the poorest) is more difficult being private property (which should remain untouched to a spiritual auditor’s decision panel we know some people amass that for emotional reasons, but others merely are greedy and won’t feel anything if these valuable are to be reshared with fellow citizens), but then again for all their billions only those with REAL GOODS assets can truly be said to be that rich, the rest are holding fiat and unpaid labour based on unpaid or even unpayable debts . . . 99% of blogs on the internet will become redundant after the 99% take over the political system and the above are applied – 90% of humanity ‘s problems would end with the above applied.

ARTICLE 15

Morsi, Egypt Army Close Ranks against Abuse Charges – by Naharnet Newsdesk 13 April 2013, 05:46

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi and the military have closed ranks to deny charges that soldiers had killed and tortured protesters, following leaks of an inquiry report implicating officers.

Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who is also army chief, denied in a televised statement aired Friday that the military had committed abuses, after talks with Morsi, who named the fact-finding inquiry last year.

“I swear, by God, the armed forces did not kill nor order killings; it did not act treacherously, nor did it order treachery,” said Sissi, standing next to Morsi.

Morsi in turn praised the armed forces for “protecting Egypt when it started its march on January 25,” referring to the 2011 uprising that overthrew president Hosni Mubarak and ushered in interim military rule.

The Egyptian press and Britain’s Guardian newspaper have published leaks from the report by the fact-finding panel, named shortly after Morsi took office in June, implicating the military in killings, torture and disappearances.

According to a Guardian report, the inquiry found that army officers ordered doctors to treat wounded demonstrators without anesthesia after they clashed with soldiers during protests against military rule in 2012.

The inquiry also reportedly documented cases of soldiers committing killings and torture during the 18-day uprising that overthrew Mubarak in early 2011, after he had deployed the military to try to quash the unrest.

In early January, the committee submitted its report to Morsi, who referred it to a “revolutionary prosecution” he created to investigate crimes during the revolt and under military rule.

It was not immediately clear whether the leaked sections were from drafts or the final report.

The U.S. State Department urged Morsi to release the report, which he had ordered at a time of tensions with the military in 2012.

“For the sake of transparency, we do believe it should be made public, and we urge the government of Egypt to credibly and independently investigate all claims of violence and wrongdoing and promptly bring the perpetrators to justice,” said deputy spokesman Patrick Ventrell.

He stressed that U.S. officials have not yet seen the report.

The New York-based lobby group Human Rights Watch stressed that “releasing the fact-finding report would be the Egyptian government’s first acknowledgment of two years’ worth of police and military abuses.”

Despite reports in January that the inquiry would be published shortly, the document has been shrouded in secrecy, prompting some to accuse the government of suppressing the findings.

A presidential aide told AFP that the report detailed “16 new incidents, which have been assigned to 16 prosecutors to investigate.”

The presidency’s responsibility over the inquiry ended when he referred the findings to the prosecution.

“The presidency created the committee and assisted its work, but now it’s in the prosecution’s hands,” the aide added.

On Thursday, Morsi promoted three army commanders in a show of support for the military during the meeting with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took charge after Mubarak’s overthrow and before Morsi’s election.

“I declare this to the entire world, I greatly appreciate the role of the military,” said Morsi, flanked by generals, in the televised statement after the meeting.

Morsi took office with his powers circumscribed by the military, then led by Mubarak’s former Defense Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.

Egypt’s first civilian leader sacked Tantawi after an August militant attack killed 16 soldiers at a border post, seizing on discontent within the military to purge commanders whose loyalties were in doubt, an aide said at the time.

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I hope the USA knows how to proceed from here. Let the Arab Spring become an EGYPTIAN SPRING. Amon-Ra for the lazier monotheists, the Kemetic Pantheon (Neters) for the more diligent traditionalist polytheists among ethnic Egyptians not bred out by Arabs. Some DNA tests could determine which Egyptians are of the Pharoanic lines etc. and should be placed above Arabs in cultural consideration and lineage specifically. Egypt was not torn apart so they could fundamentalise into Islam! This is Pharoanic EGYPT, not Islamist Arabia. Any Muslims will of course be free to practise Islam, but only the native Egyptian religion can be a state religion in Egypt!

mini-ARTICLE 15.5

Ban on Eminent Domain Abuse Heads to Ballot in Columbia – by Nick Sibilla

Homeowners of five decades no longer under threat of eminent domain in Hadley Township. The city council for Columbia, Mo., voted unanimously on Monday to put on the ballot a charter amendment that prohibits eminent domain abuse. Come April 2013, citizens will have the opportunity to bolster their private property rights by voting to approve the amendment.

As noted previously, Missouri has very broad definitions of blight and abysmal property rights protections, earning a “D” from the Castle Coalition. In fact, as the Columbian Missourian points out, in February, the council once approved a resolution that “declared 60 percent of Columbia as blighted or having conditions that lead to blight.” But after a public backlash, the council was forced to rescind the blight resolution in May.

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After years of living under the threat of eminent domain, homeowners in Richmond Heights could finally celebrate a Thanksgiving in peace. A suburb of St. Louis, Mo., Richmond Heights had tried to use eminent domain, not once, not twice, but three different times over the past decade to force homeowners in Hadley Township to sell their homes to benefit a private developer. But after the city decided to scale back their “redevelopment” plans for the neighborhood when many homeowners banded together to protest, these relieved homeowners could rejoice.
Take the Baileys. JoAnn and Arthur Bailey have lived in their house on Banneker Avenue for 48 years. They even hung
an anti-eminent domain sign on their door to protest the city’s plans. But for the first time in years, “I finally took the sign down, and I cleaned the door,” JoAnn said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Now great-grandparents, JoAnn said that every year her children tell her, “‘Mom, this is probably the last Thanksgiving we’ll have here.’ But they come back every year and we’re still here.”

Also joining the Baileys in their eminent domain reprieve is Alice McGee, a 92-year-old homeowner. According to her family, during Thanksgiving, “she was shouting with joy that she wouldn’t be forced out. ‘I’m telling you I told the children, ‘God sure heard my prayer…I’m comfortable here. And I don’t want to leave my home.’”

As the Castle Coalition noted back in July, Alice had lived in her home in Hadley Township for almost five decades: “Her message to the city and its private developer is clear: I won’t sell, saying, ‘I keep praying to God for you to leave us alone. I want to live there until God takes me.’”

Their story illustrates the immense amount of perseverance and resilience required to fight city hall—and win. Throughout the years-long fight, these homeowners remained vigilant in their fight to keep the homes they rightfully owned from being taken by the government and handed over to a private developer.

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Doctors driven to bankruptcy – by Parija Kavilanz @CNNMoney April 8, 2013: 11:20 AM ET

Dr. Morgan Moor, an internist, narrowly escaped filing for bankruptcy in 2011.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
As many doctors struggle to keep their practices financially sound, some are buckling under money woes and being pushed into bankruptcy.

It’s a trend that’s accelerated in recent years, industry experts say, with potentially serious consequences for doctors and patients. Some physicians are still able to keep practicing after bankruptcy, but for others, it’s a career-ending event. And when a practice shuts its doors, patients can find it harder to get the health care they need nearby.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings by physician practices have spiked recently, noted Bobby Guy, co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s health care committee, who tracks bankruptcy trends tied to distressed businesses. Guy said there were at least eight filings in recent weeks, which he said was “very unusual.”

Five years ago, Plantation, Fla.-based bankruptcy attorney David Langley didn’t have a single doctor as a client. Since then he’s handled at least six bankruptcy cases involving doctors. Two current clients — an orthopedic surgeon and an OB/GYN — also are in bankruptcy.

None of his physician clients had malpractice lawsuits that landed them in dire financial straits. All are “top-notch doctors,” he said.

The weak economy has taken a toll on doctors’ revenue, as consumers cut back on office visits and lucrative elective procedures, said Guy, a bankruptcy attorney in Nashville with Frost Brown Todd LLC.

Doctors also blame shrinking insurance reimbursements, changing regulations, and the rising costs of malpractice insurance, drugs and other business necessities for making it harder to keep their practices afloat.

Related Story: Doctors going broke

Oncologist Dr. Dennis Morgan had a profitable solo practice in Enfield, Conn., for years. Revenues began to fall, he said, when reimbursements for treatment and drugs to oncologists started shrinking. He made cutbacks, but he began having trouble meeting expenses, and his business debt grew. Critical chemotherapy drug and medical supplies providers “eventually cut me off,” Morgan said.

In June 2011, his practice, in a medically underserved area, filed for bankruptcy. It had hundreds of chemotherapy patients at the time.

For the next two years, his role became “that of a captain of a sinking ship managing the allocation of life boats until rescue arrived,” he said. He redirected patients to other doctors and area hospitals. Early last year, he stopped practicing medicine.

Having a cancer practice close can be “debilitating” to a community, said Morgan. “If you have to travel one or two hours to get treatment and you have no one to go with you, it becomes a matter of getting care or not getting care,” he said.

Related Story: Doctors: Why we can’t stay afloat

Primary care doctors face similar challenges. Langley recounts one client, a solo practitioner in an underserved area of Broward County, Fla., whose patients were mostly on Medicare or lacked insurance.

As the economy worsened in the wake of the recession, fewer patients could afford to come in. Cash payments and reimbursements dropped. To come up with money to keep the practice going, she took a second job at a hospital. Still, her debt ballooned. She fell behind on state tax payments.

Two years ago, Florida tax officials showed up at her door to shut the clinic down. She quickly called Langley and he was able to file an emergency bankruptcy for her online while the officials were still in the waiting room. He gave them the bankruptcy case number, and they left without closing the clinic. Langley eventually helped the doctor restructure her debt and the clinic is still open, he said.

Dr. Morgan Moor was on the brink of bankruptcy in 2011. An internist with a solo practice in Brentwood, Tenn., Moor said the recession badly hurt her once-thriving practice. By 2010, she had lost almost half of her active patients, her annual revenue had dropped nearly 30%, and she had to lay off half her employees.

“We were told that bankruptcy was our only option,” she said. So she hired Guy. Luckily, Moor said, she was able to restructure her debt and her business without filing.

Every day since has been a struggle, though. “Every payroll, I wonder if we will be able to keep doing this,” she said. “I try not to think about it because it paralyzes me with fear.” To top of page
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Orwellian corporate sabotage for corporatocracy. Private hospital conglomerates destroy their one man show competitors in collusion with medical suppliers. One man show doctors need to buy supplies through their associations in bulk, or they will never survive. I personally have no sympathy for the 70% private doctors who are not there for real healing. Those deserve to be hit by these corps and private hospitals. The other 30% who are at least neutral should be extended the same preferential prices. Sadly the medical association is often either headed by term limitless, 70% bad docs or profiteers forming quasi political blocs and profiteering off such situations and destroying small practicioners.

Most of the population do not like people with personalities unsuited for such work as well, so unless docs really feel for the health of others, and are full of love for others that is not contrived or inculpated by MSM or social propaganda, they should not do medicine in the first place. Finally medical degrees are too costly and should be made free so that a populace with large numbers of healers can consult and watch each other in cases of abuse or druggings.

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Food Policies Leave People Hungry – by Yifat Susskind – Global Research, June 11, 2008
The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) 10 June 2008

Last week the U.N. convened world leaders in Rome to hammer out solutions to the food crisis.

Once again policy leaders are forgetting that food is about people. Over the past few months, 30 countries have been wracked by food riots. The government of Haiti has been toppled. Rice reserves in the Philippines are now under armed guard.

And U.S. corporate agribusinesses have a starring role in this disaster. Farmers in poor countries have gone broke by the millions because they can’t compete with the artificially low prices of U.S. food imports.

Take Mexico, for example. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S. demanded that Mexico open up its markets to cheap U.S. corn. Since NAFTA took effect, U.S. corn exports to Mexico have tripled, flooding the Mexican market and causing domestic corn prices to drop by more than 70 percent. As a result, most of the country’s 15 million corn farmers have gone from being poor — but getting by — to watching their children go hungry. Mexican President Felipe Calderon explains the food crisis in his country as a direct outcome of U.S. food policy.

The same story is repeated in nearly every country where the food crisis is raging. Millions of rural families from Colombia to Cameroon have been forced to go from growing their own food to buying imported staple items, putting them at the mercy of global markets. In the past year, the cost of basics like corn, rice and wheat has doubled and tripled. Farming families whose livelihoods were destroyed by U.S. agribusiness can no longer afford to buy food from these same companies.

That injustice — not any absolute “food shortage” — is at the heart of today’s crisis.

Meanwhile, U.S. agribusiness is making a killing. Last month Cargill announced that its third-quarter profits were up 86 percent. They’ve already raked in over $1 billion this year, in about the same amount of time that another 100 million people were pushed into extreme poverty (surviving on less than $1 a day) because of rising food costs.

Clearly, our global food system is broken. So what would fix it?

It seems that small-holder, sustainable agriculture — precisely the type of farming that’s been devastated by agribusiness — has the best potential to resolve the global food crisis. That, in a nutshell, is the conclusion of a four-year United Nations study by 400 experts on agriculture and development released in April.

But if local, sustainable agriculture is the way to go, there’s another, overlooked dimension to solving the food crisis: The majority of the world’s small-scale farmers are women. In the poorest countries, where the food crisis is at its worst, women grow and produce 80 percent of all food.

That means that policies aiming to resolve the food crisis need to also weed out the widespread discrimination that bars women farmers from owning land and from accessing credit, seeds, tools and training. Agricultural subsidies were originally conceived to protect small-scale farmers from poverty. We still need to do that — and on a global scale. Today, subsidies can play a positive role in building the capacity of women farmers to grow food sustainably.

It’s high time to put the human rights and productive capacity of small farmers at the center of agriculture policy. The Rome summit presented us with an opportunity to rethink food policy. Unfortunately the outcome continues the same misguided polices of free trade instead of investing in local food production. It’s time to realize that the world’s small farmers and especially women — are our best hope for feeding people and protecting the planet.

Yifat Susskind is communications director for MADRE: Rights, Resources and Results for Women Worldwide.

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Redistribute unused state land to the tune of 1/4 to 1 acre each family for subsistence cultivation. Immediately homelessness ends. By the first crop, the stavation would end. The distributed land also would end homelessness and allow the people to build their own homes insteadof paying fortunes to live in pigeon coops and rabbit hutches. Medicine could even be grown via plants (which is better than synthetic pharma) and education could be conducted under a tree instead of a millions worth institution. Don’t say that education cannot be done without buildings FIRST. The government enriches the contractors and suppliers of such structures which use up energy on the grid and creates heat sinks yhat cause climate change etc.. ANY lecturer can hold classes under any tree. Who needs to pay the gatekeeper building contractors, the gatekeeper accredtations boards (bridge trolls more like) and salaries of the panellists sitting on such boards, and who needs to navigate red tape of profiteering education Ministries? So think 99% citizens, the country you live in is RICH, but the politicians will not distribute unused state land or place limits to wealth sequestration, collude with big business.

Vote for politicans from the 99%, no plutocrats, no nepotists and no term limitlessness –  no extreme salaries perhaps at the level of no more than 10 times the National Average Annual Wage, 3 times if the country is poor or developing. These politicians we have now from EU to ASEAN to South America are not applying themselves and causing the problem, not solving the provlem and meanwhile they get the massive salaries they award themselves. If the country is in debt, has debt from public spending, then there is no reason for that country to give any salary above national average annual wage! MOST of the countries in the world are in such debt yet we have microstates like Singapore being paid 10 times what USA’s politicians are paid. So understand what is going on simply by comparing politician salary and national average wage.

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Close vote seen on background checks on gun buyers – by DINA CAPPIELLO | Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sponsors of a Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers says a vote is likely this week and it’s too close to call.

There was a hopeful sign Sunday: Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who has a B+ rating from the National Rifle Association, says he’s leaning toward supporting it.

The proposal is from Republican Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and they say it’s shaping up as a close call.

The plan would require background checks for people buying guns at gun shows and online. Background checks currently apply only to transactions handled by the country’s 55,000 licensed gun dealers.

Toomey says a vote could come as early as Wednesday.

They appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and CBS’ “Face the Nation.” McCain was on CNN.

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This is good for keeping tags on law abiding citizens, but could encourage criminal gunrunners and illegal gun manufacturers for as many people who now cannot get a gun legally.

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Marijuana Majority: Americans Now Back Legalization: Op-Ed – by Jeff Nesbit | LiveScience.com – 21st April 2012

Jeff Nesbit  was the director of public affairs for two prominent federal science agencies and is a regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report, where this article first ran before appearing in LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

It’s 4/20 time again this week. For those who aren’t part of the Millennial generation, 4/20 is unofficial “Weed Day” in America —a counterculture phenomenon that has drawn up to 10,000 marijuana legalization activists at college campuses in the U.S. in some years.

In years past, Weed Day counterculture “holiday” celebrations have taken place on 4/20 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, in several Canadian cities or at college campuses in Boulder, Colo., and elsewhere. Weed Day has also migrated to other parts of the world. [Cannabis: Facts About Marijuana & Effects of Marijuana]

Where did the concept of 4/20 as a way to celebrate marijuana smoking originate? That’s a bit more difficult to discern, though a reporter for The Huffington Post once tracked it down to a flyer at a Grateful Dead concert in 1990 that referred to “420ing” (smoking pot) on April 20 of that year that, in various stages, led to successive celebrations on April 20.

HuffPost also tracked it back even further, to San Rafael, Calif., high-school friends known as “the Waldos” who coined the term “4/20″ in the 1970s as the designated time of the day to smoke pot after school. By fits and starts, 4/20 as either a time of day for pot smoking or a counterculture day of rebellion then traveled mostly by word of mouth.

This year, Weed Day enthusiasts hoping to see the tide turn (both politically and socially) on the legalization of marijuana front have more to celebrate than in years past.

A national survey by the Pew Research Center earlier this month found that, for the first time ever, a majority of Americans would now support regulating marijuana use the way that most states and federal authorities regulate alcohol use. [5 Wacky Things That Are Good for Your Health]

In fact, Pew found, the number of Baby Boomers who would support decriminalizing marijuana has gone up year after year during the 40 years it’s been asking about the question —and is now more than double what it was in the early 1990s.

Meanwhile, recent studies have confirmed what social scientists have been saying for years about the theory that marijuana is a “gateway drug” that leads to hard drug use —namely, that the “gateway drug theory” for marijuana simply doesn’t hold up scientifically.

If anything, these new studies found, other things like alcohol or cigarette use are better predictors than marijuana use of eventual prescription drug abuse or addiction to harder drugs like heroin and cocaine.

A Yale study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health late last year, for instance, found that alcohol or cigarette use was twice as likely to predict prescription opiate drug abuse as marijuana use. Prescription drug overdoses are far more prevalent now in America than either cocaine or heroin overdoses.

The Yale study pulled data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and found that, of the 12 percent who self-identified that they’d abused prescription drugs, 57 percent said that they’d previously used alcohol, 56 percent said they’d previously smoked cigarettes —and just 37 percent said they’d previously used marijuana.

A study published in The Journal of School Health focusing on the “gateway drug theory” for marijuana also found that alcohol, rather than marijuana, was the most commonly used substance for first-time drug users. Yet, alcohol has never been thought of as a gateway drug to cocaine, heroin or prescription opiate abuse.

In fact, social scientists and psychologists now argue rather conclusively that none of these are actually “gateway drugs” that lead someone down the path to addiction to harder or more addictive drugs.

Socio-economic considerations, environmental factors or genetics are much more likely to determine whether someone is more prone to abuse addictive substances, studies have shown repeatedly.

It’s been a long, slow decline for the “gateway drug theory” in the public’s mind, though. Congress asked the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to look at the issues around medical marijuana use more than a decade ago. In a pivotal report in 1999, the NAS reported that “in fact, most drug users begin with alcohol and nicotine before marijuana —usually before they are of legal age.”

The NAS didn’t mince its words in that 1999 report to Congress. “In the sense that marijuana use typically precedes rather than follows initiation of other illicit drug use, it is indeed a ‘gateway’ drug,’” it said. “But because underage smoking and alcohol use typically precede marijuana use, marijuana is not the most common, and is rarely the first, ‘gateway’ to illicit drug use. There is no conclusive evidence that the drug effects of marijuana are causally linked to the subsequent abuse of other illicit drugs.”

None of these studies, however, slowed down the “gateway drug theory” in the public’s mind —until recently. Whether through a combination of “Weed Day” demonstrations on 4/20 or the success of medical marijuana initiatives in states around the U.S., most Americans are in a different place on marijuana now and would likely support it being regulated like alcohol consumption.

Yet, as longtime advocates of marijuana legalization know all too well, public and scientific support for their positions don’t necessarily translate into political action on such an issue. It may, in fact, be years before we finally see the official death of the gateway drug theory, and the rise of acceptable government action on the legalization of marijuana.

This article first appeared as Growing Numbers of Americans Support Legalizing Pot Use in the column At the Edge by Jeff Nesbit on U.S. News & World Report. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher.

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This is not about majority but about principles. If a minority is right, the law should still support them (much like LGBT is a minority in society but has rights to associate and even marriage protected from haters even as Jews can order kosher meals on some airlines despite being a minority). To mention majority as a raison d’etre for a law is always dangerous when democratic principles are concerned. If the majority support a law that is wrong, they still are wrong and that is where the learned state of judges come in – if not at least AFTER explaining why and how of minority-majority vs principles-correctness based around principles and logic or Voltarian freedoms (not just of speech but the life that free speech describes) than forcing through legislation in absentia of discussion with the public which sadly is often the case and even sadder is generally not paid attention to by the majority of the public! The more a society is able to accomodate a minority or even super minority, the more civilised, discerning and all encompassing a society and nation is. This is a true form of soft power that is applicable internally even as other coarser and more communal nations will never understand such things.

Voltarian concepts of freedom doubtless preclude all fringe substances that can be grown and processed at home for legal use simply because no person is harmed. The only issue is not profiteering off others which can be done via price controls so that those growing and processing would get no more than a nursery or gardening service would – which is the scope and labour level of growing such organic psychedelics.

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What ‘decriminalise’ really means is: we’re giving junkies a drug den next door to you – by Peter Hitchens – PUBLISHED: 00:04 GMT, 21 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 21 April 2013

It will not be long before your home town has special places where drug abusers can poke or snort poison into their bodies. These will be legal and paid for by you and me.

It is a stupid idea, of course. People who take such drugs are selfish parasites in need of deterrence, not patients in need of treatment.

The nicer we are to them, the more of them there will be, as we have proved conclusively over the past four decades.

Brighton has unveiled plans to introduce ‘drug consumption’ rooms in the city

But it is getting harder every day to express this opinion, and soon it will be more or less impossible. The British liberal establishment have decided to surrender to the powerful and well-funded lobby that wants to ‘decriminalise’ drugs.

They use this clumsy word because international treaties prevent us from actually legalising them. Instead, we just reduce the penalties to nothing (or don’t enforce them) and make them legal in all but name.

Before they can get away with this loathsome scheme, they have to brainwash the public into accepting it.

That is why the unpopular newspapers and the BBC have been giving favourable coverage to a plan for ‘drug consumption rooms’ in Brighton. It is also why Portugal’s abandonment of serious drug laws is constantly presented in a kindly light by the establishment media.

Many of you will have been brainwashed yourselves. Do you know how many supposedly ‘conservative’ newspapers endorsed the decriminalisation of cannabis years ago?

It is amazing how many otherwise sensible people have already been fooled into accepting the dud arguments for relaxing the law against cannabis, one of the most dangerous drugs in existence.

Your children, too, will have been brainwashed at school – where they will have absorbed the moronic argument that because alcohol and tobacco are legal, it is wrong to have laws against dope.

Whenever I have the chance to debate this subject properly, I almost always defeat the drug liberalisers.

But that’s the problem. The debate has been shut down, because the liberals control it. Only one side is allowed to be heard. TV and radio won’t let me talk about this.

My recent book, showing that the supposed ‘war on drugs’ was abandoned 40 years ago, and that claims of stern ‘prohibition’ are propaganda drivel, was simply not reviewed by most national papers or on the broadcast programmes that discuss such things.

It is not yet too late to stop this process, but a great deal of vigilance will be needed to do so. Otherwise you may wake up one day soon and find a building near you is being openly used by junkies to inject themselves, with police approval.

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Not really. Human Rights mean a right to access what is effectively a form of euthanasia for those feeling existentially incomplete or who cannot find purpose in living. Drugs are just that and for that purpose, the users are euthanising themselves albeit with alot of pleasure in the process over a period of time. Who are we to stop them or sell them out to drug dealers and other criminal elements that would cause these users to become criminals? Being a civilised society, these controlled conditions will ensure they get to stay out of everyone’s way. What drug den? They will do their stuff in controlled conditions and won’t have a chance to wander around or enter people’s houses while stoned etc..

This article is demogoguery. Unlike ‘dens’ where movement is allowed while stoned, these ‘drug consumption’ rooms would likely be a locked in type while any user is stoned.

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The Englishand the culture of entitlement off the backs of the 99%.

The Englishand the culture of entitlement off the backs of the 99%.

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Bluecoat and Redcoat reminders. Wastage of Yahoo MSM space for what agenda?

Bluecoat and Redcoat reminders. Wastage of Yahoo MSM space for what agenda?

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PAP: To remain dominant without being dominating – Published on Apr 19, 2013 8:28 AM

THE People’s Action Party (PAP) wants to remain a dominant party anchored in society – without dominating in all areas, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

It can do this as an open political party, he said, that galvanises a diversity of views and ideas, including critical opinions.

“I believe we can play a dominant role, retain a dominant position without wanting to completely dominate,” DPM Tharman said in an interview with The Straits Times.

“It’s in Singapore’s interest that you do have a dominant party, but it’s got to be one that’s open to diversity, welcoming of a responsible opposition.”

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Hey hey . . . you there, disrespectful term limitless nepotists, no dominant persons will be tolerated in any democracy of EQUALS. 2 terms as MP, much less PM, then GTFO. 1 term preferably if to be respected as a citizen who does not even try to be dominant much less dominating. NO DOMS. Equals only. Play dom with your private harems and sex partners, but no tolerance will be given such dominating behaviour or presence of dominants in secular society especially in government towards citizen civilians. Sense of entitlement in MP continuation of Singapore’s forced military conscriptions without abstention options is intolerable enough. Do not even dare to think to be dominant much less dominating. Vote 99%ters with term limits that are not nepotists Singaporeans!

15 Articles from Malaysia : Nurul’s Pleas Cynical – Nurul Also Doing Non-Physical Variant of Political Violence – Physical Political Violence Justified by Nepotism and Term Limitlessness (99% slaves’ hatred to their own controllers is directed outwards at other parties with the same controllers – end result is 99% loses out – Nurul is a 1%ter), Lim the Liar Sr A Broken Record, Time to Punish Those Who have Caused or Given reason to Cause the Apartheid of Bumiputra, BERSIH biased, Lim the Liar Jr is Evil In Treatment of the Poor – Withholds Government Homes For The Homeless to Parasite ‘Political Energy’, ROS Could Disband DAP so 3rd Force Independents Could Take Over, Form A Microstate Destroy the Opposition?, Minorities Want Equality And Flexibility For Spaces For Entertainment Do Not Need ‘Political Power’ Otherwise, Karpal’s 2 Tongued Double Standards in Ethical Duplicity, Laws Must Be Amended For Equitable Wealth Distribution – 222MPs Useless to the 99% Majority Voters, While MCA Flounders on Democratic Issues of Equality : Term Limitless Nepotist Lims’ Double Standards in Ethical Duplicity Hated By 99%ters (even if the 99%ters don’t know what they find so hateful that was just pointed out), Will All Stronghold-Satrapy Mindset GTFO of Dewan?, Pity Yourself Lim for Being So Blind As to Not See What Chua is Doing In This Specific Instance (All Other lapdog instances are still pitiable), Cult of Personality Harms Democracy in the Infected 99%, Singapore Colludes with Malaysia to Deny Minorities in Malaysia Equality, Malaysia Today Colludes with Malaysia to Deny Sexual Minorities in Malaysia Equality, Michelle Yeoh And Eric Moo Sell Out the Chinese Minorities (Misses Chance to Slam Apartheid to Party With Racists As If Everything With Minorities In Malaysia Was Fine) – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 17th April 2013

In 99%, adult industry, Apartheid, ASEAN, conflict of interest, crony politics, cults, DAP, democratisation, economic equity, ethics, Islam, land distribution, law, LGBT, Malay, Malaysia, media collusion, nepotism, Plutocracy, politics, psychiatry, Racism, religion, representative democracy, RLD Zone Advocacy, sex work, socialism, subtle insults, term limits, true democracy, vested interest, wealth distribution on April 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

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End the political violence, Nurul Izzah pleads – Saturday, April 13, 2013

Incumbent Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has urged the police to take action against instances of political violence and intimidation targeting her and her campaign workers.

She said a police report has been lodged on each of these incidents that have taken place of late, and seven such reports have been lodged so far.

However, no action has be taken to date despite some of the alleged perpetrators being photographed and named in the reports.

“We have been document the attacks and right now, we’d just ask the authorities, please: Speedy action on those responsible for such threats,” Nurul Izzah said yesterday.

She said this to reporters after a ceramah outside the Sri Pahang public housing flats in Bangsar, where the latest incident took place just hours before.

Nurul Izzah said an Umno supporter brandishing a machete had threatened one of her campaign volunteers who was installing party flags in the area ahead of the ceramah, about 5.30pm yesterday.

A police report has been on this incident as well.

NONEThe PKR vice-president also urged the local Umno division chief, Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin, to help prevent such incidents from taking place.

“The key Umno branch leaders are involved and this is very sad. I hope Raja Nong Chik will do his bit as the Lembah Pantai Umno division chief: Control his boys! Play clean!” Nurul Izzah added.

Although it is yet to be official, the senator and federal territories minister is widely expected to contest in Lembah Pantai.

Posters, billboards and banners throughout the constituency already display his image prominently, alongside BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak who will be contesting in Pekan, Pahang.
Posted by Mohd. Kamal bin Abdullah at 9:47 PM

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If a 2 terms were applied, the new MPs not even of 1 term would not be targeted for ‘being no threat’ but PKR’s family bloc and nepotism culture , term limitless culture encourages political violence. If the opposition MPs were not seen as being worth millions and more normal to everyone i general, these sorts of attacks would not take place. The family bloc is the issue in all coalitions, and because the 99% are angered whatever side they are from, though probably they would prefer to run for election by lowering election deposits which neither BN or Pakatan want to, the 99% should field themselves as independent 3rd Force candidates and stop voting for either coalition or even threatening any fellow 99%ters from either side as well. Whats the point? Vote yourselves into power 3rd Force 99%ters, stop voting Nurul, if you want to hurt Nurul who already has had 2 terms or more and is also a mother already, just don’t vote Nurul. Run for candidacy instead and do what Nurul would never do, GTFO after 2 terms and lower election deposits! See parang wielders? No need to use parang. Just teach Nuruls supporters to drop Nurul for a fresh 2nd liner candidate and stop Nuruls 23K MP salary. Had 2 terms and 2+ million in salaries already? Lied about 90% of GE12 Manifestos? Have entire family in politics? Then expect no sympathy from the 99%!

No thanks. I think Nurul knows what would have been preferred by moi, but lets not get ito that, 2 terms too late, and Nurul has not even endorsed the 3 items with any clarity but for certain quite obliquely - which is not in any understandable manner to the voters in general . . .

No thanks. I think Nurul knows what would have been preferred by moi, but lets not get ito that, 2 terms too late, and Nurul has not even endorsed the 3 items with any clarity but for certain quite obliquely – which is not in any understandable manner to the voters in general . . .

Democracy is more important that your supposed friendship to the voters Nurul, so GTFO of Dewan! That goes as many times more for any MP who has had more than 2 terms or is already a plutocrat 1%ter that cannot declare assets yet won’t lower election deposits but dare ask for 750K funerals. Pakatan Rakyat is as much a failure as corrupt and racist BN! Lets remove BOTH BN and PR and remember to GTFO after 2 terms or even better 1 term, and lower election deposits to 150.00 so that every single 99%ter can run for election as well.

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Malaysia GE13: Opposition’s Lim Kit Siang demands apology from Mahathir – Published on Apr 13, 2013 – 5:01 PM

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s opposition veteran Lim Kit Siang has demanded that former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad apologise for a defamatory blog post, and threatened legal action if he does not do so within 24 hours.

Writing on his own blog on Saturday, Mr Lim said he had challenged Dr Mahathir to produce evidence to back his attacks or apologise, but “there has only been silence”.

“I’m giving him another 24 hours to vindicate himself, produce proof to substantiate his allegations against me or behave as a responsible ‘elder statesman’ and retract and apologise for his defamatory blog against me,” wrote the Democratic Action Party leader.

Dr Mahathir alleged in a blog post on Thursday that Mr Lim decided to contest in a Chinese-majority constituency in Johor state “because he wanted the Chinese there and in Johor to reject working together and sharing with the Malays”.

He also alleged that a win by Mr Lim would lead to “unhealthy racial confrontation” and end “Sino-Malay cooperation”.

Mr Lim said the allegations by Dr Mahathir are “downright lies and falsehoods”.

“In fact, in my 47 years in politics, I had never been guilty of anyone of these… charges by Mahathir as it goes against the very grain of my political beliefs,” he wrote.

He added that he hopes to win not just on Chinese votes, but on the votes of all the three main races.

Mr Lim also hit out at “dirty tricks” used by the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, such as “fake videos making malicious and vicious attacks on PR leaders” and leaflets circulating in Johor accusing him of being the provocateur of the 1969 racial riots.

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We don’t need this kind of MP like Lim the Liar Sr. We did not vote to pay for salaries for Lim the Liar Sr to ask apologies from Mahathir even as much as Mahathir needs to apologise to the people for decades of corruption and apartheid. This is tax payer money funded time Lim the Liar Sr is wasting. Demand the below 3 items and stop destroying democracy with limitless terms and nepotism and GTFO of Dewan so that someone else can amend some laws or challenge apartheid.

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Who cares about idiot apologies for even more idiotic politicians taking taxpayer money? Mahathir would never apologise, would never need to apologise to Lim, so why the hell does Lim keep asking Mahathir for apologies wasting taxpayer funded time? Lousy egositic politicians should GTFO of Dewan. GTFO useless old creeps! Of all things Mahathir beat Lim the Liar Sr to term limits (both remain nepotistic). Now the hateworthy record for term limitlessness belongs to Lim Kit Siang the Liar of GE12 Local Council and Asset Declaration Manifestos.

ARTICLE 3

21-Day Countdown to 13GE Polling Day – Attorney-General Gani Patail given opportunity to arrest and charge Mahathir for sedition and criminal defamation

As the former DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng has lodged a police report this morning in Kuala Lumpur against the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad for sedition and criminal defamation, I will give the Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail the opportunity to arrest and charge Mahathir for sedition and criminal defamation before I instruct my lawyers to institute legal proceedings against Mahathir for defamation in connection with his blog, “Gelang Patah” last Thursday, 11th April 2013.

I had given Mahathir two opportunities to withdraw and apologise for his chauvinistic and seditious blog which made irresponsible and baseless attacks on my reputation and character or face legal action for defamation for his lies and falsehoods, but the former Prime Minister had been totally unmoved and unrepentant.

Mahathir had disgraced and dishonoured the office of the former Prime Minister, which is provided by Parliament every year with a princely allocation from the annual Federal Government budget for its upkeep, by spewing downright lies and falsehoods to make the 13th General Elections the dirtiest in the the nation’s history which is most unworthy and unfitting for a former Prime Minister whose living and maintenance expenses is billed to the public purse.

Two days ago, the latest “black operation” in the 13GE surfaced with the appearance of a sex video purportedly involving the PAS Secretry-General Mustapha Ali, which has been categorically denied by Mustafa who said that UMNO was desperate enough to lie in order to drop him from the country’s arena.

It is on public record that the previous occasion when the country’s general elections plumbed to its lowest depths for being the dirtiest election campaign in the nation’s history was under Mahathir’s premiership in 1990, when Barisan Nasional faced its first serious challenge from two political coalitions, Gagasan Rakyat and Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU) led by Semangat 46, DAP and PAS.

Two dirty tricks were played by UMNO/BN in the 1990 general election campaign from its armoury of the politics of fear and blackmail to incite racial sentiments with highly inflammatory propaganda based on lies and falsehoods, viz:

Firstly, the depiction of Semangat 46 President, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah on radio, television and the printed media as having sold out Malay honour and race and betrayed Islam by showing him with a Kadazan headgear alleging that it bore the symbol of the cross – as final and ultimate proof that Tengku Razaleigh had sold out Islam to Christianity in Sabah

In fact, the so-called cross on the Kadazan headgear is tapioca shoot (pucuk ubi) and most headgears of this sort are made by the Bajau community which is largely Muslim. A few days before Tengku Razaleigh’s visit to Sabah in the 1990 GE, Dr. Mahathir had worn the same Kadazan headgear with the so-called cross when visiting Sabah.

Secondly, full-page advertisements in the mainstream media to create fear and panic among voters, with the full-page advertisement in Utusan Malaysia under the deading “Sokong Membawa Rebah” while the Nanyang Siang Pao advert carried the heading “Recollection of History” – with both carrying the same picture depicting bloodshed, violence, arson and carnage.

The visual impact of the picture was manyfold greater than the wordings under the picture, which immediately conveyed the message that if the Barisan Nasional and UMNO lost in the 1990 general elections, there would be another May 13 of bloodshed, violence, arson and carnage.

I remember asking Mahathir during the first Parliamentary debate after the 1990 GE whether he had given the “green light” for these two despicable and deplorable UMNO/BN “dirty tricks” in the 1990 GE.

Now, I am more than convinced that Mahathir was behind these two “dirty tricks” when he could now concoct such lies and falsehoods in his blog on “Gelang Patah” which among other things, accused me of wanting to contest in Gelang Patah because

I want the Chinese in Gelang Patah and Johor to “reject working together and sharing with the Malays”;

urge the Chinese in Johor “to dislike and hate the Malays” to create “conflict and antagonism between the races”;

create “an unhealthy racial confrontation” between the Malays and Chinese in Johor, which will be “disruptive and will not be conducive to the development of Malaysia”.

I repeated that all these three allegations by Mahathir are downright lies and falsehoods, which I had never uttered in Gelang Patah and Johore since the announcement on March 18 that I would be contesting in Gelang Patah, and that I had never uttered such scurrilous lies and falsehoods in my 47 years in politics, as to run counter to the grain in my political beliefs fostering greater inter-racial co-operation to build a united Malaysian nation.

Sections 499 and 500 of the Penal Code on criminal defamation states:

Defamation

499. Whoever, by words either spoken or intended to be read or by signs, or by visible representations, makes or publishes any imputation concerning any person, intending to harm, or knowing or having reason to believe that such imputation will harm the reputation of such person, is said, except in the cases hereinafter excepted, to defame that person.

Punishment for defamation

500. Whoever defames another shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

I await action by the Police and the Attorney-General.
Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timur
Media conference statement by Lim Kit Siang in DAP 13GE Ops centre in Gelang Patah on Sunday, 14th April 2013

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Attorney-General Gani Patail should arrest and charge Lim Kit Siang for sedition and criminal defamation FIRST then bother about Mahathir who is no longer active in politics.

The Sedition Act should have been used against Lim the Liar, Mr. dirty-hand of the Race Riots, and any others present or active during the riots and fighting as well; as as many generations of their descendants to be barred all involved from politics thereon.

The Rakyat await action by the Police and the Attorney-General. Put this nepotistic term limitless liar and trouble maker in prison.
@AgreeToDisagree is the 3rd Force Parliamentary Leader & MP of the ‘Real Issue’ (of Ending Apartheid)

ARTICLE 4

BERSIH slams “contemptible” Tunku Aziz: WHAT A TURNCOAT! – by Bersih 2.0 – Friday, 12 April 2013 22:44

Bersih 2.0 denounces in the strongest terms the wild, baseless and defamatory statements by Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim issued on April 8 and 11, 2013 where he accused BERSIH 2.0 of being an “instrument of money laundering”. We further denounce in the strongest terms his recent attempt to implicate BERSIH 2.0 in an alleged strategy to create “chaos” on polling day.  All these allegations are wholly untrue.

Bersih 2.0 has in fact recently filed a defamation suit against a publication over similar wild and mischievous allegations relating to our funding.

Bersih 2.0’s accounts are open for all to see and we invite Tunku Aziz to do so. He will then realize the tremendous support we receive from Malaysians who believe in the cause of free and fair elections. We consider the accusation that Bersih 2.0 is laundering foreign funds for the benefit of a political party, to be an expression of contempt against these Malaysians and the love they have for their country.

The discussion to form Bersih 2.0 as a civil society outfit was initiated by Maria Chin Abdullah and Wong Chin Huat in 2009, the two civil society members of the original Bersih coalition. We can confirm that Tunku Abdul Aziz has never been invited to join the Bersih 2.0 steering committee, nor has he been nominated by us for its leadership.

As for Tunku Abdul Aziz’s attempt to implicate Bersih 2.0 in alleged plans by “certain parties” to disrupt the electoral process, we consider this to be contemptible. We ask that Tunku Aziz disclose the purported “evidence” that he has. Furthermore, BERSIH has made it clear that it does not agree with the randomisation of votes and Tindak Malaysia’s inclusion of this item in their training has apparently ceased since October last year.

Contemptible

Tindak Malaysia and Bersih 2.0 carry out valuable training for volunteers who are choosing to be PACABA agents or citizen observers respectively. Tunku Aziz ought to attend these training sessions so that he himself can understand the process and appreciate how ridiculous his allegations are.

Bersih 2.0 has been sent a letter by Tunku Aziz on 11 April 2013 that repeats once again his baseless accusations  and has asked that Bersih 2.0 sign a pledge for a peaceful process on election day.

We do not see how we can even entertain any such request given his outrageous allegations against us. In any event, Bersih 2.0 does not have to sign a pledge for a peaceful process on election day. That has always been our stand and that is reaffirmed in all the training and voter education that we do. We are committed to a peaceful election day.

However, given the obvious instances of political violence and smear campaigns that go unchecked, we believe the source of the possible “chaos” lies elsewhere.

As former Transparency International President, we would urge Tunku Aziz to:

(1) Firstly, ensure the transparency, accountability and impartiality of the EC; and

(2) Secondly, issue a strong condemnation of the political violence and smear campaigns that we currently see.

We note this targeted attack on Bersih 2.0 and we suspect this will continue until the elections.  We also note that some of the negative campaign material by certain parties, targets Bersih 2.0. We assure Malaysians that regardless of these baseless attacks, Bersih 2.0’s demand for free and fair elections and for a more just and democratic Malaysia will not falter.

Steering Committee
Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0 (Bersih 2.0)

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Tunku is the last person standing between Pakatan’s lies, the ethnocentralisation of the Malay rulers (which people like rackethead Lee Chong Wei and bonded girl Michelle Yeoh sadly encourage) and the fundamentalism of the  Malays to a point. BERSIH however has complicitly ignored and never criticized all of Pakatan’s failed manifestos of GE12, failed promises for the very basic democracy affirming Local Council Elections AND has refused to even field new candidates who are mostly not family members as well. I’m suspecting that BERSIH is a reverse-psychology BN outfit. Run against BN and now PR like Tunku dares, or STFU BERSIH! Contributing nothing to democracy in solid political representation but talking alot. That means no real results. Tunku should lead 3rd Force and grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;which BN can but won’t and Pakatan has muttered vaguely about (instead choosing to be nepotistic, term limitless and exclusionary to all who are stupid enough to tolerate family blocs) but probably cannot because of PAS and DAP with PKR too weak to change the other 2 for endorsement with intent to grant the above 3 items with. Vote 3rd Force!

ARTICLE 5

GE13: ‘Mr Angry Bird’ to soar again if given chance – Saturday April 13, 2013

Loke wearing his ‘Angry Birds’ costume while posing next to a banner at his new service centre in Macallum Street, George Town. Loke wearing his ‘Angry Birds’ costume while posing next to a banner at his new service centre in Macallum Street, George Town.

GEORGE TOWN: Residents in the Pengkalan Kota state constituency will agree that Loke Poh Chye is “Mr Angry Bird”.

The Pengkalan Kota Barisan Nasional coordinator has capitalised on the game’s popularity when highlighting problems faced by the constituents since 2011. Hence, the Angry Bird tag has now become synonymous with him.

He said he had donned an Angry Birds costume, given to him by a Chinese press reporter, when opening his service centre in Macallum Street recently.

“The thought of using Angry Birds suddenly hit me because not only are the people angry but it also garners attention,” he said yesterday.

Loke, 65, said that the Angry Bird figures were even painted on banners whenever he carried out peaceful demonstrations.

“Every time we do that, the relevant authorities will respond and immediately take action,” he claimed.

He recalled one such protest in September 2011 at the Sri Saujana flats on Macallum Street Ghaut.

“We were protesting the delay in releasing the 348 vacant units there that were completed more than three years earlier,” he said.

“After our peaceful protest, action was taken.”

However, Loke said he preferred to sit down and resolve problems through discussions.

Loke, who is the Jalan Kuala Kangsar MCA branch chairman, said that he might not wear his costume at his ceramah if he was selected to contest in Pengkalan Kota.

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Lim the Liar Jr is playing fengshui with moi’s presence in the state. I hope this news gets out and the 99% votes someone who has not had more than 2 terms in to replace the nepotism liar creep. If LGE could have his way, so long as moi stays in the state, these flats would NEVER be released. So remember 99%ters when you get your units which person to target – the one who refused to release your units for his own spiritual greed creating a situation of homelessness and parasiting off that suffering. You see LGE has put a spiritual bounty on his own head after taking certain actions. Theft with the spiritual world  . . .  LGE is a Spiritual Criminal, and Ambiga who knows had some hand. See below excerpt  for an idea of how thick skinned some politicians have gotten and how exercising English language use has devolved into NLP exercises in word usage :

Crossroads

We have perfected Machiavellianism that lives in our world of Oriental Despotism (nepotism, term limitlessness, lies in election manifestos). We live in a mediated world – of truth no longer can be discerned, in a world of perception management wherein politics is so complex yet cannibalistic (exercising English language use with negativity in intent) . In our society lies Italy’s Mussolini and Germany’s Hitler and Japan’s Tojo; of hegemonisers, of annihilators, and Asian-looking imperators (this appears in the blog of the worst cases of term limitlessness and nepotism).

In these three-in-one deadly concoction of cultural contradictions lies the icing of the one-dimensionality of Malaysiana and that sloganism of ‘Truly Asia’ (Copycating is a form of murder, grow your own brain cells, think your own thoughts and help ensure democracy by condemning, instead of appearing in blogs of people like Lim the Liar Sr who cannot declare assets, cannot keep word on Local Council Elections and keeps family blocs in the CEC, destroys democracy via cult of personality ala North Korea who has not yet made critical transitions towards Kingship if they could, but DAP is a political party and if the CEC is run like a family business, there is no justification for DAP’s term limitless losers . . .  drop these losers Azly, and run against them as 3rd Force candidate if you can afford to!).

The show goes on (ONLY because the 99% do not drop the tterm limitless and nepotistic, only because Azly continue mindlessly fetting family blocs and their self serving democracy corrupting natures) . . .

Megatrends of madness, Part I – by Azly Rahman – Malaysiakini – Apr 8, 2013

We are at a critical juncture – at a dangerous crossroad of either a peaceful transfer of power or a descent into utter chaos. These few weeks we will see more drama unfolding – the ultimate aim is to win and win and win and kill and kill and overkill our critical sensibility. We have not recovered from the shock of a Sulu incursion and we are ill-prepared for a general election that is plagued with all kinds of issues from many angles and manifesting in all kinds of dimensions. This is our megatrend of madness.

Don’t get ‘Angry’, get even by running against all offending MP or Assemblyman candidates. More DAP inspired evil below :

Gambier Threat

ARTICLE 6

DAP told to attend ROS inquiry on April 18 – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – by Opalyn Mok, TMI – Saturday, 13 April 2013 Super Admin

DAP has been told to attend an inquiry by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on April 18.

DAP national chairman Karpal Singh said the party received a letter from the ROS on April 9 instructing the party’s election returning officer Pooi Weng Keong and election strategist Ong Kian Ming to attend the inquiry as witnesses.

The inquiry, which will start at 10am, will be conducted by investigating officer Insp Mohd Nawawi Mat.

The inquiry is regarding the party polls in December last year where a ‘technical glitch’ occurred, resulting in an error in the vote count which saw none of the Malay candidates being elected into its central executive committee (CEC).

A recount was conducted which saw Zairil Khir Johari elected to the CEC where the actual votes received by him totalled 803 as compared to 305 in the erroneous results.

The whole CEC lineup remains unchanged despite the recount.

The party then conducted audits of the recount, led by Ong and also by an external chartered accountant firm, and confirmed the results of the recount as accurate and free from error.

This issue attracted criticisms from the party’s political foes and also from disgruntled members who filed complaints with the ROS.

“We have been requested to supply documents relating to the party elections including notices sent out to delegates during the inquiry,” Karpal said in a press conference at the Air Itam Market this morning.

“We will supply all the information and documents in support of the party elections in compliance with ROS,” he said.

He pointed out that the errors in the party polls were due to a technical glitch so there was no fraud or misrepresentation involved.

“There have been calls for DAP to be deregistered. The deregistration of a party is a serious matter,” he said.

He said the ROS may have the power to deregister a party but this can only be done after an in-depth investigation had been conducted and backed up by solid evidence.

“As the investigation falls on April 18, it is virtually impossible that they will make a decision before April 20, which is the nomination date, so the ROS should refrain from making decisions before then,” the incumbent Bukit Gelugor MP said.

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On technicality, the ROS could ask the voters in every district if they voted for DAP because of Local Council Elecetions and Asset Declarations and would like to withdraw their vote or call for re-election because DAP lied about these 2 issues. There should be BN citizens’ movements in every single DAP constituency to carry this action out even beofre GE13. I am sure more than a handful of DAP constituencies should want a by-election. BN however should expect that since BN has not even used that mandate to grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;that the voters may as well field independent candidates not from Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat as well. The Election Commission should do the democratic thing.

ARTICLE 7

Anwar changes tone on SAPP – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – by Queville To, FMT – Saturday, 13 April 2013 Super Admin

Hoping to capitalise on voter discontent in the state, the opposition leader now tells Sabah PR leaders to continue talking with Yong Teck Lee

KOTA KINABALU: In a surprise move, Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim re-opened the door for cooperation with the opposition Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

The opposition leader who is hoping to capitalise on voter discontent in the state, told Sabah PR leaders to continue talking with SAPP president Yong Teck Lee.

He said the gesture was in view of the fact that SAPP supports PR’s policy and leadership, unlike the Sabah State Reform Party (Sabah Star) which has always opposed the opposition.

He told reporters this during a press conference held at PPPS head Lajim Ukin’s residence in Likas, near here, on Friday.

Anwar’s change of tone came as a surprise to many as, only two weeks ago, he announced during his visit to Sabah that Pakatan Rakyat would not engage in any more talks with local opposition parties.

He charged that SAPP and Sabah STAR are untrustworthy and that PR would instead focus on solidifying its agenda in Sabah together with its local allies Pertubuhan Pakatan Perubahan Sabah (PPPS) and Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS).

Touching on Tuaran PKR chief Ansari Abdullah’s proposed candidates’, Anwar promised “it will be given a serious consideration”.

He said PKR deputy president Azmin Ali is in constant communication with Ansari on the matter and said that no public announcement would be made to avoid misunderstandings.

“We will take the proposal positively, especially with the discussions with APS and PPPS still ongoing. They are worried that their proposals are being ignored.

“But we never forget and ignore any proposals and suggestions. I have also told them that we will consider and we accept it as serious suggestions,” he said.

Unresolved issues

Ansari controversially announced that prominent surgeon and activist Dr Chong Eng Leong would be Pakatan’s candidate in Sepanggar, Mazhry Nasir (Putatan), Anthony Mandiau (Kota Marudu), Mursalim Tanjul (Kudat), Saidil Semoi (Kota Belud) and Jonathan Yassin (Ranau).

Anwar said the delay in announcing the Sabah PKR candidate line-ups for the 13th general election was due to “unresolved issues” and overlapping claims by Pakatan coalition parties in at least six state seats.

“The decisions (on candidacies) will be made by the state leaders, unless there is any conflict, then we (the top leaderships) will look into it. However, about 90% of the decision are made by the Sabah leadership.

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Anwar can go on and ‘consider’, meanwhile SAPP might as well take over all of East Malaysia and leave Peninsular Malaysia to form their own country. Meanwhile Najib appears to have failed to nail Anwar with Sedition for involvement in the Suluk sultanate issue. Perhaps the offering by Najib to Kiram was not a microstate centered around at very least, that Lahad Datu constituency Kiram wanted? Being generous here could help remove what is supposed to be the Opposition leader Anwar (frankly the value of Anwar as a political danger to Najib is far less than the value of a piece of Nusantara history and a colonial denunciation) . . .

ARTICLE 8

GE13: ‘Chinese can never control Parliament’ – Saturday, 13 April 2013 Super Admin

(The Star) – The Chinese will never be a dominant political force in Malaysia, even under Pakatan Rakyat, said PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu.

As both MCA and DAP would be vying for the limited number of Chinese-majority seats, they would only be eliminating each other, he said.

Only one would emerge winner in each seat, and the number of Chinese-majority seats remained the same, he added.

As such, it would be impossible for the Chinese to wield greater influence in Parliament, he said at a ceramah in Kupang on Thursday night.

It was Mohamad’s inaugural ceramah in Kedah after PAS announced him as its Pendang parliamentary candidate.

Mohamad also pointed out that Pakatan Rakyat fielded 23 more Malay Muslim candidates compared with Barisan Nasional in the 2008 general election.

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As mentioned elsewhere before, all 222 MPs can be Malays (as of now the minority MPs might as well be Malays and Muslims for not demanding the below listed 3 items) BUT Malaysia needs to grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;as well as what Muslims consider haram in appropriate districts, RLDs (like Adult Industry venues or even porn studios), OPZs, LGBT rights of association sexual fulfillment as well as no encroachment on minority lifestyles such as not blaring loudspeakers or arresting non-Muslims for Hudud issues, allowing appropriately distanced and numerous abbatoirs for haram meat, or breweries. For the Malays item 2 will be relevant BUT do not expect the minorities to stand up in any greater measure than for the above 3 items and freedoms or spaces for minority entertainment/association/expression districts. In fact no political power is needed with all of the above granted.

The minorities as is do not have any of the above and even education allotments, poverty eradication or aid type programmes are not even fair. THAT is the only reason why any minorities are in politics at all. The Chinese do not want to conrol Parliament, but will try to do so as long as the above are not granted. Remember though that in ASEAN overall, who’s boss, and that Malaysia is among the weaker of ASEAN members. Equality for the minorities please and stop saying how the Chinese can never control Parliament, they are interested in controlling the East and THAT includes Malaysia. The locals only ask for the above and would not care if 222 MPs were Malay, geopolitically, the Chinese and Indians are already de facto rulers of ASEAN, with Russian as a +1 of sorts able to take on all of ASEAN.

PAS will shield all from race clash, veep vows

http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/newscommentaries/55878-pas-will-shield-all-from-race-clash-veep-vows

Fair and good enough for PAS to reassure, but ‘all’ (non-Muslims) will also need the above rights and venues including Malays themselves for apostasy without punitive treatment from PAS. Peacefulness without the above is not FUN and the while minorities do not doubt PAS’s common sense in ensuring peace, the minorities will not vote for PAS because the above FUN may not be allowed by PAS. Non-Muslims are not Muslims and have different ideas of fun, so PAS might not be voted anyway still.

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Only 1 or 2 individuals to contest two seats – Karpal assures – Friday, 12 April 2013 17:20

KUALA LUMPUR — The DAP will allow only one or two individuals to contest both parliamentary and state seats in the 13th General Election for strategic reasons, said its chairman Karpal Singh.

The party also has yet to finish the job of picking candidates and it will likely last up to the eve of nomination on April 20, he said.

The DAP’s candidates are selected by a four-man committee comprising Karpal Singh, advisor Lim Kit Siang, secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and party disciplinary chief Tan Kok Wai.

Karpal Singh told Bernama the committee met two days ago and among the matters discussed was the one-candidate-one-seat arrangement.

“Among the major issues discussed was who should be given the exception.There is still room until next week fur further deliberation on the candidates list”, Karpal Singh said, but did not elaborate.

– Bernama

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No half measures. This might as well be saying that only 1 or 2 individuals will be entirled to have MP’s in their families for all eternity. Either follow democratic principles or GTFO of Dewan. Might as well ‘rape’ a victim a little bit and see if that will stand in court as a non-sexual assault case. Skewed ethics from dirty lawyers posing as MPs corrupts the mindset of the voters. Karpal is destroying the nation because of a corrupted mindset.

ARTICLE 9

Grudge Match Shapes up in Key Malaysia State – by Chuin-Wei Yap, Wall Street Journal – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – Thursday, 11 April 2013 admin-s

Heavy campaign-related spending by the ruling National Front coalition in the opposition stronghold state of Penang has put the incumbent Democratic Action Party on the defensive ahead of Malaysia’s general and state elections on May 5.

Penang is a key electoral battleground. The northwestern state is the third-largest contributor to the national gross domestic output after Selangor and Johor. More importantly, the unprecedented win by the opposition of Penang five years ago marked a watershed decline in the ruling coalition’s fortunes there. Penang’s 13 seats out of 222 total in the Parliament may not be hefty in numbers, but the opposition’s five-year ascendancy has enabled it to showcase the state as an example of its policies in action to the national voter.

The DAP, which mainly draws support from the ethnic Chinese minority, said it expects the National Front to wage a bitter campaign to regain control of the state. Penang has emerged a big draw for investors, with many from China and Singapore snapping up luxury properties and companies like U.S. electronics manufacturer Bose and chip-maker Intel Corp. INTC +2.34% pledging cash to build hi-tech factories.

In recent months, the ruling coalition and its allies have financed a lavish round of goodies and giveaways in Penang. This has included a Lunar New Year concert by Korean “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy, organized by the Penang branch of the National Front. Opposition leaders say National Front allies are using their financial clout to invite Taiwanese and Hong Kong entertainers – playing to the state’s plurality of Chinese, an ethnicity that accounts for a quarter of Malaysia’s population – for a second concert in late April, though an official with the ruling coalition said the event hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The Malaysian Chinese Association, a member of the National Front, has also given out thousands of plush toys. Government-controlled newspapers have been printing the National Front’s election manifesto, and opposition leaders say non-governmental organizations allied to the National Front are handing out donations in a bid to shore up support.

Acknowledging that the DAP has been heavily outspent by the National Front on its home turf, DAP’s assistant national publicity secretary Zairil Khir Johari said Tuesday his party is counting on social media to narrow its financial disadvantage and court a critical segment of active voters.

Read more at: http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/04/10/grudge-match-shapes-up-in-key-malaysia-state/

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Drop BOTH coalitions and then field yourselves as independents. Who needs the redistributed money of our own taxes from politicians to make the politicians look good, when by writing laws, planations, logging, land and other resources can be shared properly instead of being based around cronies for a ‘trickle down’ that will never occur? How many billion must an MP’s business crony be worth before they share their wealth? How many billionaires does Malaysia have while so many rot at the bottom of society never to have homes, starve, cannot pay TERTIARY education fees that should be made free? See all the billionaire plutocrat cronies, relatives and politicians? There is NO trickle down.

The 99% should run as independents and then write laws that distribute that plantation, tourist and mineral wealth – make education free. And 222 MPs have only colluded, not made wealth sharing possible. Vote only for 99% types! Any MP who is wealthy or had more than 2 terms or is nepotistic should not be voted for!

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Why is Guan Eng exempt from 1-candidate 1-seat rule? MCA slams LIM DYNASTY! – by  Tan Cheng Liang – Sunday, 14 April 2013 01:00

Remarks by DAP top gun Lim Kit Siang that the party will reduce the number of candidates running for both state and parliament constituencies to allow new blood smack of double standards as his son Lim Guan Eng is allowed to battle for both.

Although in principle, DAP says they will follow the 1-candidate-1-seat arrangement, Secretary General Guan Eng as DAP’s first Chief Minister will be the exception. Is this because he is privileged or that Penang DAP lacks talents to choose from?

Victims of the Lim Dynasty

Having exceptions to the 1-seat-1-candidate arrangement causes other potential DAP candidates to fall victim to the Lim dynasty. The paradox is that although DAP claims to build a democratic country with fair competition, over a long period of time, DAP has been under the hegemony of the Lim dynasty.

As Guan Eng has vested interests, therefore being entitled to enjoy privileges is in line with democracy and fair competition? DAP should specify which leaders are allowed to contest both state and Parliament seats. Set the rules clearly as to who can contest and who cannot and explain why a DAP member may or may not be a candidate.

Although the proposal of 1-candidate-1-seat was passed at the last DAP annual general meeting, without further details, the power holders can do whatever they want. Naturally, upcoming potentials who are not aligned with the Lim dynasty faction will be excluded.

Tan Cheng Liang
Wanita MCA Penang Chairman
Barisan Nasional Penang Publicity Chairman

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MCA speaks truly here, but one can only say, there are too many parallels within MCA that give no higher moral ground. Don’t call them a Dynasty, too much dignity, the Lims are a term limitless democracy destroying family bloc forming Political Junta, remember this term was coined by moi – and never vote for anyone that fits the above categories!

ARTICLE 10

Will KL remain Pakatan’s stronghold? – SPECIAL REPORTS – by Alyaa Azhar, FMT – Thursday, 11 April 2013 Super Admin

After winning 10 out of 11 parliamentary seats in the 2008 general election, can Pakatan Rakyat manage to achieve the same feat this time around

In the 2008 general election, Pakatan Rakyat was invincible in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. The question both their supporters and BN are asking is, can they do it again?

Back in the 2008 general election, Pakatan Rakyat almost had a clean sweep, winning 10 out of the 11 parliamentary seats in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Of the 13 parliamentary seats in the Federal Territories, BN only managed to win Setiawangsa, Putrajaya, and Labuan.

Parliamentary seats in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur won by Pakatan were Bandar Tun Razak, Batu, Bukit Bintang, Cheras, Kepong, Lembah Pantai, Segambut, Seputeh, Titiwangsa and Wangsa Maju.

For the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat, incumbent Selangor Menteri Besar and PKR’s Abdul Khalid Ibrahim defeated MCA’s Tan Chai Ho with a 2,515 majority while PKR’s Tian Chua defeated Gerakan’s Lim Si Pin for the Batu parliamentary seat with a 9,455 majority.

MCA’s Lee Chong Meng was defeated by DAP’s Fong Kui Lun with a 14,277 majority for the Bukit Bintang parliamentary seat and in Cheras, DAP’s Tan Kok Wai beat MCA’s Jeffrey Goh Sim Ik with a 28,300 majority.

DAP’s Dr Tan Seng Giaw defeated Gerakan’s Lau Hoi Keong with a 23,848 majority for the Kepong parliamentary seat while the Lembah Pantai seat was wrested from Umno’s Shahrizat Abdul Jalil with a 2,895 majority by PKR’s Nurul Izzah Anwar.

DAP’s Lim Lip Eng defeated Gerakan’s Ma Woei Chyi with a 7,732 majority for the Segambut parliamentary seat while DAP’s Teresa Kok defeated MCA’s Carol Chew with a whopping 36,492 majority.

The lone Kuala Lumpur parliamentary seat won by BN was through Umno’s Zulhasnan Rafique who defeated PKR’s Ibrahim Yaakob with a 8,134 majority, however, for the Titiwangsa parliamentary seat, PAS’ Dr Lo’lo’ Mohd Ghazali managed to defeat Umno’s Aziz Jamaluddin Mohd Tahir with a 1,972 majority.

Wee Choo Keong who contested on a PKR ticket won Wangsa Maju with a slim majority of 150 votes, defeating MCA’s Yew Teong Look. Wee became an independent in 2010.

In Labuan, Umno’s Yusof Mahal defeated independent Lau Seng Kiat with a 8,457 majority. For the Putrajaya parliamentary seat, Umno’s Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor defeated PAS’ Mohammad Nor Mohamad with a majority of 2,734 votes.

Although the Pakatan coalition won 10 out of 11 of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur seats, BN is confident that other than defending the three seats won in 2008, they will manage to win more seats this coming election. These seats are, Lembah Pantai, Wangsa Maju, Bandar Tun Razak and Batu.

For the Lembah Pantai constituency, many have complained that Nurul Izzah has not been on the ground much.

Poised to wrest the seat from the incumbent MP would be Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being minister Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin.

Raja Nong Chik has conveyed his intention to contest for the Lembah Pantai seat if he were to be selected by the BN as its representative.

“I am confident of winning the seat based on my service record and relationships established over the past 25 years in the area, starting from my early days as an Umno Youth member,” he said.

As for the Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat, a three-cornered fight is expected to occur and although there has been talks that MCA is adamant with its choice of Yew Teong Look to contest, Umno’s Shafei Abdullah, who is also the prime minister’s political secretary, will most likely be fielded as the BN candidate.

Deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin recently hinted that Shafei will be fielded in the coming election.

“We want the rakyat to support whichever (BN) candidate. If Shafei becomes a candidate, okay. If any other candidate, that is also okay,” said Muhyiddin.

Shafei could find himself facing Dr Tan Kee Kwong, son of former Gerakan leader Dr Tan Chee Khoon, who is tipped to be PKR’s choice.

Incumbent independent MP Wee Choo Keong, on the other hand, is expected to defend his seat.

For the Bandar Tun Razak seat, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim will be fielded again.

Insiders claim that Najib will be fielding one of his brothers for the seat. They said that it would be the brother with the least controversy.

Suffice to say that it would not be CIMB head Nazir nor Nazim who was linked to the Altantuya case, so that leaves either Johari or Nizam to stand as a candidate for the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat.

There are also talks that MCA’s Kepong Task Force head Tan Kok Eng is likely to be fielded in Bandar Tun Razak. Kok Eng’s father Tan Chai Ho held the Bandar Tun Razak seat for three consecutive terms before losing to Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Muhyiddin has also voiced his optimism in the BN wresting back the Batu parliamentary seat, based on the positive feedback from voters in the area, which is currently held by PKR vice-president Tian Chua.

He added that Batu residents have nothing to be proud of the incumbent MP who he said have made irresponsible and rude remarks about the national security force with regard to the Lahad Datu incursion.

The odds are also against Tian Chua who some widely regard as an “absentee MP”, because he is hardly seen on the ground.

Recently, PAS vice-president Husam Musa has been confirmed to contest for the Putrajaya parliamentary seat and is expected to face incumbent MP and Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

The former Salor assemblyman acknowledged that it would not be an easy task for him to take on Tengku Adnan, describing the latter as a great strategist.

For the Titiwangsa seat, there is a 50% chance for both sides of the political divide, since the passing of Dr Lo’lo’, a hard working MP who was much loved by her constituents, PAS has been struggling to maintain her legacy.

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How about NO STRONGHOLDS and always term limits for ALL MPs and Assemblymen. After 2 terms, everyone on tax payer money salaries especially MPs to the tune of 23K monthly can GTFO so that all other Malaysians have a chance to write policy and earn that salary 250K+ per year. In fact no coalition or political party should be allowed to hold any seat or state too long. We end up with a false sense of entitlement and satrapy mindset that degeneratees into dictatorships and familyblocs like in Lim the Liars’ DAP CEC or PKR’s Anwarista nonsense and clique politics that lead to free market destroying plutocrat 1% problems, and plutocrat collusion that destroys unity and nation in the end. BN has been around too long, but Pakatan is no better as a replacement because of severe nepotism and term limitlessness issues.

The 99% should vote for 3rd Force and never again allow any politician to be MP or Assemblyman to be in power for more than 2 terms – that refuse lowering election deposits so everyone can participate as candidates in elections, but ask for 750K funerals and lie about Local Council elections or be unable to declare assets while being term limitless and nepotistic and asking for raises for salaries on YOUR tax monies to the tune of 250+K a year and yet refuse minimum wage of 900 a month in collusion with big business! Vote for 99%ters who have had not a single term in power! 3rd Force should remove all term limitless MP coalitions that refuse 2nd liner participation in policy making and naton building, and absolutely refuse the 99% from participating at all!

Meanwhile these politicians invade thoughts and minds with high technology companies, and further enslave the 99%. NEVER EVER vote for such entrenched more than 2 term politicians ever again! Want a better life? Remove all MPs and distribute unused state land and distribute the wealth from forestries, plantations and other tourism infrastructure which belong to everyone! Trash the damn enslavement system and do audits on technology Ministries, curb the powers of Technocrats and their neurotech Satellite cellphone tech. Want freedom and to never work a single day of your life hereon? Remove all term limitless plutocrats from MP and Assemblyman posts and write laws that distribute the wealth generated from the above that only a handful of cronies and the 222 MPs themselves are getting and so remain content to keep arguing meaninglessly about while remaining term limitless on YOUR tax monies at a 23K level! 1 term gives 1+ million and in 50 years instead of having 1 multi-millionaire plutocrat politician with 10 million, we might as well have 10 modestly wealthy millionaires worth 1 million who have been MPs or Congressmen so that the people have more choices to run to for advice if anything goes wrong with the system. A single plutocrat multitermer is more dangerous and easier to bribe or target for subversion as opposed to 10 former-Congressmen or former-MPs. Term limitlessness kills democracy and emboldens towards nepotism which becomes neo-feudalism!

Stop voting the same self serving idiots who never improve laws or improve wealth distribution again and again! There is only one thing to do, NEVER vote for these family blocs and Political Satrapies that dare think the 99% is gong to give their family bloc crony plutocrats that cannot declare assets any strongholds! The whole of Malaysia is every citizen’s stringhold and 222 MPs are creating crony capitalism so that the 99% are enslved, compounded by OSA (what are military acquisitions ACTUALLY worth or does all that ‘Official Secret’ status mean out of several billion or 10s of billions cronies and ministers or bureaucrats get commissions up to 30% or more? And the MPs dare not declare assets especially Pakatan’s term limitless nepotists after promising to do so? VOTE THE BASTARDS OUT!), ISA and Neurotech! Stop voting both BN and Pakatan plutocrats or family blocs or revoting anyone wh has had more than 1 term as MP or Asseblymen  (aka yourselves instead of plutocrats and instead of nepotists or instead of termlimitless)! Vote the 99% 3rd Force!

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Pity Soi Lek to be the first MCA president not to be fielded – April 14, 2013

DAP stalwart said that he ‘pities’ MCA chairman Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek after he confirmed that he won’t be contesting in the upcoming general elections.

Kit Siang said that he has the greatest sympathy and pity for Dr Chua who had to declare that he won’t be contesting and became the first MCA president who will not be fielded in the polls. He said this after Dr Chua said that he is not contesting in the May 5 polls to show that he is all about serving the party and not in for power like all other leaders before him.

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This political animal has no finesse and sense of term limits, but MCA President Chua who is being a gentleman and not being ‘kia see’ and ‘kia boh’ like Lim Kit Siang, more so since the old dictator and GE12 liar has had far too many terms. Such a thick skin and attacking Chua Soi Lek as well? Talk about uneducated and shameless (lies about asset declarations, lies about Local Council Elections, lies about GE12 Election manifestos etc..)

Chua Soi Lek not standing for election is very democratic and a show of statesmanship, that helps prevention of conflict of interest, distributive of political power – is praiseworthy and ethical in politics! This of course is something a term limitless nepotistic and undemocratic Mubarak/AliSalleh/Gadafi type like the pitiful Lim Kit Siang will never understand.

People that can fight in and cause race riots will never understand what Chua Soi Lek is doing or the mindset being propagated by such a simple action. Conversely Chua Soi Lek has never challenged apartheid either but can only be pitiful for not fighting for equality being in BN, not daring to chaallenge BN despite the fact that China could take on the whole of ASEAN diplomatically, financially and militarily! With such power behind the Chinese community in Malaysia and Chua Soi Lek not asking for :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;is the only thing what Chua Soi Lek is pitiful and deserves sympathy about. Not running for MP allows other MCA grassroots and 2nd liners a chance to buld nation gives the practicioner of ‘Wuwei’ dignity, not rushing into the fray like fresh faced politician who has never had a single term in any seat before.

However a term llimitless nepotist who prevents his own party members’ 2nd liners and other youngsters from having a chance at nation building is the pitiful one that deserves sympathy. Even Mahathir has chosen the elder statesman’s route by quitting politics (unless this Henry Kissinger designated “racist” flip-flops), Chua Soi Lek as well, 2 terms then GTFO! Meanwhile, Chua Soi Lek really should demand EQUALITY and stop playing 2nd fiddle, when in fact the Chinese Community should be lording over UMNO along with MIC because China and India are the defactor superpowers of ASEAN and unstoppable together. Why should the minorities watch Chua Soi Lek accept 2nd class citizenship or not challenge apartheid in Malaysia? At very least demand equality, and that is what may kill BN in GE13 or any near future politics.

Vote for 3rd Force instead voters! BN has the mandate to grant the 3 items but does not, Pakatan Rakyat is run by clique based 3rd world nepostists who do not understand term limits or democratic princples Chua Soi Lek has shown here – Chua has had more than 2 terms, long overdue – but Lim the Liar Sr coninues to destroy democracy. Democracy is not about many terms, democracy is about policy and stepping aside like gentlemen after their 2 terms.

Pity Yourself Liar Lims!, Statesmanship and Mature Democracy Hampered by 99% infected by Cult of Personality, will destroy Malaysia, destroy the ethics of all DAP members who do not try to kick these term limitless nepotistic liars out of the DAP CEC !

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GE13: End of an era  – SPECIAL REPORTS – Monday, 15 April 2013 Super Admin

This election the country might bid farewell to leaders like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (87 years old), Lim Kit Siang (72 years old), Karpal Singh (72 years old), Datuk Seri Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat (82 years old), Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu (77 years old), Tun Musa Hitam (78 years old) and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (76 years old).

Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani, fz.com
THIS coming general election we will probably witness the climactic end to the career of politicians that have coloured and shaped the country’s politics as we know it today.

Leaders who have flushed the country’s newspaper headlines and stirred public imagination with their unmistakable quotes.

Politicians of conviction and not consensus, as the late Margaret Thatcher had described herself.

This could also be used to describe these politicians who never minced their words regardless of how ridiculous they may have sounded to the common people.

Charismatic leaders who were puppet masters, able to tug at the heart and emotions of the rakyat with their oratory masterpieces.

The country’s political sentiments have been swayed and anchored by these stalwarts of Malaysian politics and torchbearers of public opinion.

My generation, my father’s generation and grandfather’s generation have seen these leaders gun-slinging against one other with their quick and sharp retorts.

This election the country might bid farewell to leaders like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (87 years old), Lim Kit Siang (72 years old), Karpal Singh (72 years old), Datuk Seri Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat (82 years old), Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu (77 years old), Tun Musa Hitam (78 years old) and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (76 years old).

With most of the leaders well into their 70s, it is hardly likely the country will see them campaigning in the 14th general election.

These leaders’ personas reflected the country’s state of political maturity at a time when the nation was still looking for direction and identity.

A country that was still learning how to breathe and considered as a backwater of the region.

A country of farmers and fishermen, rubber and tin.

Fifty-seven years later, these leaders still dominate the nation’s politics but the country is no longer a blip between Singapore and Thailand.

The country is no longer black or white but black and white, with an emergence of a grey area.

The country is no longer divided into distinct racial or religious silos but united in their economic hardship.

The rakyat is slowly realising that their loyalty is not for any political party but to themselves and their future.

Politics in Malaysia is slowly becoming about the people and no longer about the political parties and its personalities.

Loyalty has often been used by politicians in the post-colonial era to divide and conquer but it is time that we move forward.

As the country turns a new chapter with polling day next month, both Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional will introduce new candidates as both try to reach out to the 3.7 million new voters who had never experienced the hardship of the pre-Merdeka generation.

The next five years, we will see who among the new leaders will able to take up the mantle from the old guards and drive their parties forward.

These leaders will determine which political party will survive or slowly disappear into the history books.

We need leaders who are not looking to blow their own trumpet but able to articulate and intelligently discuss issues that affect the people.

We need thinking leaders and not only preachers.

It will be interesting to see which leaders will be pushed into the upper echelons of their party leadership.

Will it be leaders like Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Tony Pua, P Kamalanthan, Gan Ping Sieu, Rafizi Ramli, or Salahuddin Ayub?

Malaysia will decide.


written by wangi, April 16, 2013 06:09:12
“We, the undersigned, appeal to Parti Keadilan Rakyat for Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to be given a state seat in Selangor to contest.”

This would surely be the most stupid petition one can ever think of. She is the party president and if she wants a seat, she should know how to get a seat without help from anyone. Are you people trying to insult Wan Azizah by implying that she is a mere useless figure head president with no power and no credibility?

Do you bunch of clowns think that if Najib, Chua Soi Lek, Hadi Awang, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng wants a seat, they need a petition from their supporters to help them get a seat?

If you people want so much for Wan Azizah to contest, change the petition to something more meaningful, such as:-

“We, the undersigned, appeal to Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to contest a state seat in Selangor.”


written by Lord Jim, April 16, 2013 03:57:04
Why are you deadbeats so keen Wan gets some respect now and deserves a seat to contest just because she is “president” of the PKR, etc?

Is it because she dresses like a nun?

Whatever you bleat will never be up to you, it is up to those who actually rule the PKR, your wish (and petition) will be ignored – unless you are someone like LKS who can shove Anwar aside, order him around and get Jui Meng pushed to Segamat-where?

Like Wan, all you clueless fairy tale and Anwar myth worshippers are just to be used and expendable, when are you monkeys going to learn anything about your self-respect – just when do you want to wake up and grab back your will from Herr Anwar and his cohort?

If Anwar cannot do anything for Jui Meng, his “vice president”, he cannot do anything for you monkeys!

Wan has to fight for herself. And I have to say she wasted her life in the background with her own intrigues for “G*d’s gift”


written by enikalila, April 16, 2013 01:39:25
By RIGHT (as a Party President), by CHOICE (a winnable candidate anywhere) and by LOGIC (common sense), Kak Wan shd b a DUN CANDIDATE. She very much wanted to continue serving as a YB n ALL PR SUPPORTERS want her to b a candidate in d election. As d Party President n command a high popularity within d party, she can overule Azmin’s decision (anytime) of dropping her out even if he is d Selangor Director of Operation. If it was Anwar’s own decision (which is very very STRANGE n ILLOGICAL), as a wife n as d LADY that has always stand besides him through thick n thin, she can ‘politely beg’ him n Anwar has NO REASON (even NO LOCUS STANDI) not to give in….. UNLESS IF IT IS AZMIN THAT MAKE ANWAR DO SO. Dont u think this is very highly probable??? This Azmin can be d No.2 was all due to Anwar, NOT thru his popularity. This issue sounds n looks very much FISHY. Anwar had SOMETHING to hide n Azmin is holding d secret??? It will make ppl believe ……


written by JJFoo, April 16, 2013 00:06:35
In time of need, Wan Azizah hold the fort for her husband and now she has to appeal for a seat to contest in GE13. Lets appeal on behalf of Wan Azizah but remember to make Anwar pays for this cold hearted maneuver. Anwar is going pay dearly.

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This is so stupid. These 2 share the same bed as married couples do and the people who even think like this forget that blood is thicker than water. That is why nepotism is so offensive in politics.

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written by periscope, April 15, 2013 23:28:25

“written by moya, April 15, 2013 22:57:58
WHAT KIND OF PARTY PRESIDENT IS THIS? If the PRESIDENT does not command her own party, GET LOST! IDIOT! Why are the public asked to cry for PKR President to have a bloody seat? It does not make any sense at all! President with no power.” I can’t help sharing the same feelings with Moya. Wan Azizah has herself to blame. Why the hell do we need to sign a petition for the President of a political party to contest a seat? Is she not woman enough to call the shots?

OMG I can’t believe this. President is supposed to be above the rubbish of politics, to arbitrate. A president if involved cannot aprbitrate. Wan’s non-presence is statesmanship, @moya cannot think like Wan Azizah is to act as a political animal. There MUST be 3 groups : the fronline MPs, the ex-MPs, the Committee AND ALL cannot be held by 1 to prevent conflict of interest. Aa for . . . Why are the public asked to cry for PKR President to have a bloody seat? . . . the saddest case will be that Wan Azizah or the above the political animal types have pre-planned this graceful bowing out so that Wan cn continue gracefilly as if the party would tear apart. Meaning Wan Azizah IS a plitical animal after all. If not, thenh Wan Azizah will EDUCATE the PKR members on the principles of this response-post.


written by @baboodin, April 15, 2013 22:57:52
This lady can contest anywhere and a sure win candidate so she should be count as one.

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Wan sure can insist on being fielded, but to do so would not to be a ‘lady’ anymore but a mere political animal. There is no way to pretend nepotism or family blocs of multiple posts does not harm the ethics of a political party or creates feudalism out of a nation. That is why people end up sliding towards the lowest common denominator of bribery and in the end resort to physical violence or riots – without guidance or from being in the mess there is no end to the vicious cycle of term limitlessness and nepotism compounded by the power to write laws that allow the same and even allow MPs to demand 750K funerals or 23K per month salaries while refusing a 900 minimum wage.
Conflict of interest multiple roles, nepotism and term limitlessness **IS** POLITICAL VIOLENCE and only the intellectually inclined who are emotionally sensitive enough ALSO ethical and principled enough, will see this fact and have a chance to become statesmen instead of mere political animals. This is not to say political animals cannot succeed, but would a Mahathir corrupted and bribed type of government where family blocs exist in political parties and government be a country Malaysians want to live in? With too much representation and power with satrapies and so-called strongholds forming, a nation will even become a police state via Orwellian laws and eventually a Military Junta when people refuse to abide Orwellian laws and resort to riots. POLITICALLY Civilised or POLITICALLY barbaric can thus be projected without a single act of physical violence and Wan Azizah if scrabbling with the 2nd liners for MP posts especially when having had 2 terms already reduces statesmanship into political greed.

So think nepotism and term limitlessness then consider how PAP of Singapore has control but only because they use protection racket style methods formed around laws and cause legal attacks on freedoms. Even then the populace will tolerate these people no more, especially when the threat of neurotech and Satellite cellphone tech can be used to influence minds with sub-aural or subliminal broadcasts to brainwash via sound or NPPs and NLPs to brainwash citizens on their daily going-abouts. The 99% need to do a technology audit of all relevant ministries and there is no way under either BN or Pakatan rakyat that the 99% will be let free from computer databases that are scanning and can likely control them with cellphone towers.

Pakatan has indulged in near 90% of the rubbish above detailed and only dares not use pure thuggery for fear that BN will be emboldened to do the same. That is where the dual coalition country is important or even better 3 coalitions (3rd Force), or as many coalitions as possible so that instead of attacking the 99% populace, they will be watching their own backs against themselves – in which case nepotism and term limitlessness will be the only issue for the 99% to watch out against. The easiest way is to not vote plutocrats or family blocs and Wan Azizah is guilty on 3 out of 4 points if Wan Azizah challenges after 2 terms in power. To step aside is very appropriate and politially savvy even though direct political power is given up. Far too long in power anyway, the damage done by Wan Azizah has been immeasurable. Now we need to deal with the more than 2 terms family members Nurul and Anwar as well. What unthinking members PKR has to not be offended by these family bloc sorts. As earlier mentioned, better late than never. Grow up politically and democratically you Malays! And grant the below 3 items faster or even endorse faster than BN has :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;BN has the mandate to grant the above but does not. Why BN? Why lose GE13 and let Pakatan Rakyat destroy Malaysia later?

ARTICLE 13

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PAP in Singapore looks increasingly likely as being among the forces causing apartheid in Malaysia.

ARTICLE 14

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Malaysia Today hammers LGBT community – quietly.

ARTICLE 15

Taliban a la Malaysia – by TAY TIAN YAN (Sin Chew Daily) – Translated by DOMINIC LOH –  2013-04-18 17:34

Now Michelle Yeoh and Eric Moo get the blasts.

All because they are going to attend the Dinner With PM in Selangor and a 1Malaysia event in Penang, earning them the names of “stooges,” “traitors” and ‘spies'”

Michelle Yeoh is the pride of Malaysia. No other Malaysians, Chinese Malaysians in particular, have shone this brightly on the international arena, while Eric Moo has been internationally acclaimed for his talents in musical creations and stage performances.

If any foreigner has come to the knowledge that some of the people of a country would abhor and trample with such intensity their compatriots just because of their self-centred political stand, I am afraid they will try to steer clear of this country for the sake of their own safety.

This is extremism the Taliban style, or cruelty characterising the most primitive of African tribes. But unimaginably such oddities take place right here in Malaysia, a country that has worked so hard to position itself as a mild, moderate, liberal and civilised state.

If this is what we call democracy, I cannot help but to feel sorry for this kind of democracy. If this is what we call freedom, then I’m afraid we will need to mourn the passing of real freedom.

Conducting senseless persecutions and threatening others holding dissident beliefs in the name of democracy and liberty are very much acts of dictatorial populism.

I have always been thinking that we should assess artistes based merely on their artistic talents, not ideological affinity.

In the past, we disapproved of PAS’ moves to mobilise its followers to boycott the shows of Elton John and Beyoncé Knowles because of their own religious values. In a similar manner, when the government blocked the concerts of Aril Lavigne and Erykah Badu, many stood up and protested: “You don’t want to see, but that doesn’t mean you should stop others from seeing.”

This is the fundamental respect for democracy and liberty.

While you have every right to defend your religion, you cannot stop other people from embracing theirs. You can support a political party of your choice, but you cannot assail others for their political affiliations.

You can stay away from the Dinner With PM, but you cannot stop others from attending it, or humiliate Michelle and Eric.

You choose to stay away, but that does not mean you are right or more righteous and noble. The only reason you don’t attend is because you hold different political stand from other event participants.

Taliban denies education for women, so they wanted to gun down female education activist Malala Yousafzai. And because Taliban endures no other religions, they blasted the Buddha statues in Bamiyan. And also because Taliban wants to erect the most puritanistic religious society, they would exterminate anyone disagreeing with them.

A certain group of people in our Chinese community, while not embracing the same religion as the Taliban, carry out their operations in an unmistakable Taliban fashion.

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Tay has always been on the right side of ambivalent until now. Tacit approval of APARTHEID by showing up at the racist BN’s political party means Michelle has given tacit approval for apartheid. This is similar to Psy but worse because Psy is not even Malaysian and just erely greedy also dared refuse to have dinner (though Psy was by technicality committed to do that – Psy has pride for North East Asia). But Michelle who probably is a white English stooge out to help oppress the Chinese, has shown Michelle’s true and ugly colours. The hardest message and helpful raising of the Chinese dignity and daring to oppose apartheid by BN was sold the instance Michelle chose to appear with BN’s apartheid state and Tay also exposed that lapdog side so carefully hidden by Tay from supporting Michelle.

i) Not ideological affinity?

2nd class citizenship is a human rights abuse, and sellout Michelle has become Malaysia’s and England’s worst Auntie Tom. GTFO of Malaysia Michelle. The Chinese community of non-lapdogs are ashamed of you!

ii) You choose to stay away, but that does not mean you are right or more righteous and noble. The only reason you don’t attend is because you hold different political stand from other event participants.

Hold different political stand? Apartheid is NOT a stand at all.

iii) Taliban denies education for women, so they wanted to gun down female education activist Malala Yousafzai. And because Taliban endures no other religions, they blasted the Buddha statues in Bamiyan. And also because Taliban wants to erect the most puritanistic religious society, they would exterminate anyone disagreeing with them.

Out of context. And Michelle and Eric are indeed exterminated but by Michelle’s and Eric’s own hand. Anyone who tacitly approves a population under political duress like Malaysian minorities by appearing with pro-Apartheid BN deserves condemnation. Michelle has no future as the face of the minority. And by proxy when Michelle Yeoh allows herself to be used by apartthied BN and speaks for all minorities as if there was no apartheid in Malaysia, fully expect the condemnations to begin and never end. Tay is too stupid to defend Michelle’s indefensible position. Here’s a chance for these 2 to slam apartheid in Malaysia and they just cop out. Don’t be dazzled by stars or be pretentiously supportive of a pro-racism coalition Tay, reflects on either your principles or intelligence.

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ARTICLE 1

Mid-21st Century Modern: That Jetsons Architecture – March 14, 2013

This is the 21st in a 24-part series looking at every episode of “The Jetsons” TV show from the original 1962-63 season.

The 21st episode of “The Jetsons” originally aired on February 17, 1963 and was titled “TV or Not TV.”

Much like both “Elroy’s Pal,” and “Elroy’s TV Show,” this episode ostensibly gives viewers another look behind the scenes of television production. George and Astro are involved in a misunderstanding (isn’t that always the way?) where they think they’ve witnessed a robbery. In fact, it was just a TV shoot for “Naked Planet,” a spoof on the late 1950s ABC show “Naked City.” Thinking that mobsters want to snuff him out, George goes into hiding with Astro at Mr. Spacely’s vacation home in the woods.

That vacation home – Mr. Spacely’s “old fishing cabin” — is one of my favorite examples of Jetsonian architecture. Probably because the building bears a striking resemblance to the villain Vandamm ‘s hide-out in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 film North By Northwest.

Mid-21st century design in a vacation home of the future (1963)

Screenshot from the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film North by Northwest

Sadly, the home in North by Northwest is not a real house that you can visit, but was instead built on an MGM set.

Both the Jetsons version and the Hitchcock version have the signature of midcentury hyper-modernism or, as it came to be known, Googie: dramatic sloping roofs, plenty of glass, steel, maybe a little plastic, and some stone when you wanted a touch of that comfortable earthy flair.

Shopping center from the 21st episode of “The Jetsons” (1963)

Danny Graydon, author of The Jetsons: The Official Guide to the Cartoon Classic, has deemed the look “mid-21st century modern” — a play on the term “midcentury modern,” back when the century in question happened to be the 20th.

The architecture from “The Jetsons” clearly takes cues from architects who worked in the midcentury modern/Googie style, like John Lautner and Oscar Niemeyer. Jetsonian architecture also seems to draw from the work of Charles Schridde in his series of ads for Motorola in the early 1960s which ran in the Saturday Evening Post and Life magazine.

Motorola ad illustrated by Charles Schridde in the early 1960s showing midcentury modern design

TV production studio in the Jetsons universe (1963)

But as I pointed out in my post about Googie architecture from last year, the artists and animators working on “The Jetsons” didn’t really need to leave their own backyards for inspiration. The Hanna-Barbera Studio which produced “The Jetsons” was in Hollywood and in the late 1950s and early 1960s buildings all across Los Angeles had that mid-20th century modern look that would become identified as Jetsonian.

The people working at Hanna-Barbera could find inspiration at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland in Anaheim, dozens of Googie coffee shops in Southern California, and maybe the most iconic Googie building in L.A. (if only for its visibility to tourists), the Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport.

The Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport (Photo: Matt Novak, 2013)

Another building which clearly inspired the architecture of the Jetsons universe was the Chemosphere. Designed by John Lautner and built in 1960, the home looks like it could take off into the sky like a flying saucer at any moment. The Chemosphere sits in the Hollywood Hills and has been an incredibly popular shooting location for films and TV shows that need a futuristic feel — including a 1964 episode of “The Outer Limits” set in the 21st century.

John Lautner’s Malin Residence “Chemosphere” built in 1960 in Hollywood, CA

The apartment building shot that opens most episodes of The Jetsons (1963)

The architecture of the Jetsons is a reflection of the future, but even more so a reflection of that late-1950s and early 1960s Space Age design we so associate with the golden age of futurism. Well, someone’s golden age.

And just as we’ve seen mention of the Jetsons become a kind of shorthand way to talk about the technology of past futures, so too has “that Jetsons look” eclipsed Googie as the descriptor of choice for people talking about architecture from the futures that never were. People may think you’re saying Google, when you mean Googie. But fifty years after its debut, there’s no mistaking the Jetsons landscape.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2013/03/mid-21st-century-modern-that-jetsons-architecture/

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Consider the below links :

English Problems That Will Never Allow ‘Jetsons’ style architecture (the EU 3rd World State of England says an obviously rural style home is not rural! How rustic is a home supposed to be? Is there a ‘certain type’ of rustic ‘allowed’? Just lame and this is pivate land, the council deserves a lawsuit for breaching human rights by trying to destroy obviously rural homes . . . methinks the English fear the ‘Synchronicity factor’ more than anything else here . . . indeed certain designs or patterns or conformations might be requisite ofr modification but not fair to ask for wipeouts . . . )

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2299297/Inside-Hobbit-house-straw-wood-facing-demolition-built-planning-permission.html

Malaysian Problems That Will Never Allow ‘Jetsons’ style architecture (the ASEAN 3rd World State won’t even allow awnings!)

ARTICLE 13 response :

http://malaysiandemocracy1blog.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/14-articles-from-around-the-world-obtuse-commentary-voice-apps-a-danger-green-energy-from-natural-sources-meteor-or-new-weapon-bad-government-makes-evil-societies-how-nations-can-permanently-en/

ARTICLE 9 various comments assenting to freedom to build :

http://malaysiandemocracy1blog.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/22-articles-from-usa-khat-banned-unwritten-ettiquette-public-office-spaces-2nd-amendment-still-needed-different-reasons-since-1800s-israel-shows-up-muslim-duplicity-can-help-end-islams-in/

ARTICLE 2

Disabled man, 25, left with BOOT PRINTS on his face after being savagely attacked by a gang as he walked his dog – by Daily Mail Reporter – PUBLISHED: 16:27 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 25 March 2013

Andrew Thornton, 25, who suffers cerebral palsy was attacked from behind
His father released a photo of his son’s injuries in a bid to find his attackers
Mr Thornton remembers seeing three young men shortly before the attack
Police are appealing for witnesses while he recovers at home

A disabled man was left with boot prints on his face after he was savagely attacked from behind while out walking his dog.

Andrew Thornton, 25, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was left with shocking facial injuries after he was attacked in Campbell Park, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear.

His father Michael Thornton released a photo of his son’s injuries on Facebook in the hope it would prompt anyone with information about the attack to come forward.
Andrew Thornton, who suffers cerebral palsy, was left with boot prints on his face after he was savagely attacked in a park while walking his dog

Savage attack: Andrew Thornton, who suffers cerebral palsy, was left with boot prints on his face after he was savagely attacked in a park while walking his dog

The photo of Mr Thornton, who is a keen runner, has since been retweeted by many people on Twitter including comedian Chris Ramsey.

Mr Thornton, 49, of Jarrow, Tyne and Wear said: ‘Andrew had been out for about an hour with his dog when he was set upon from behind.
Mr Thornton’s father Michael released the photograph of his son which was retweeted by many people including comedian Chris Ramsey

Shocked: Mr Thornton’s father Michael released the photograph of his son which was retweeted by many people including comedian Chris Ramsey (pictured)

‘He can’t remember much of the attack apart from having seen a group of three lads aged about 19 to 22 hanging around on Monkton Lane shortly beforehand, and then being aware of someone approaching him quickly from the behind and to the side.

‘He was knocked down and concussed. There are boot prints on his face.

‘A young lad found him afterwards, called paramedics and stayed with him till they arrived, as did a woman who was passing by.

‘It just goes to show there are still some good people left in the world.

‘It seems like it was a completely random attack. Andrew suffers from cerebral palsy and is the most placid lad you could meet.

‘It looks like he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.’

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the attack, which happened at 4.30pm last Friday, to come forward.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody, assisting police with their enquiries.

The victim’s cerebral palsy means he has difficulty with speech, but he was able to tell the paramedics his name and postcode.

His terrier mongrel Darcy stayed with him throughout the attack.

He was taken to hospital for treatment but is now back at home recovering.

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

Seeing this, i feel so proud to know that the “CON-DEMS” tough stance on crime is working! Get well soon mate.

- cosa200 , Death to RPY, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 17:27
Rating   99

You can see the appeal of the second amendment.

- blacksheep , moulins, France, 25/3/2013 17:27
Rating   47

What’s the point of catching them? They’ll only get a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again. Violent crimes are not taken seriously in broken Britain.

- Mark , Huddersfield, 25/3/2013 17:27
Rating   94

Yet more proof of Mainwarin’s Broken Britain!

- The All Seeing Eye. , N. London, 25/3/2013 17:27
Rating   64

Bring back the birch

- Paul from Barking , Dagenham_and_Redbridge, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 17:25
Rating   109

How utterly appalling and shameful. Let’s hope the culprits are caught and fittingly punished. My thoughts are with this poor young man and his family.

- Rachel , Thun, 25/3/2013 17:25
Rating   143

Why oh why are some people so evil, what the hell do they get out of hurting perfectly innocent people? I hope these scumbags are found, named, shamed, charged and banged up in prison out of decent people’s way. I wish Andrew a full and speedy recovery and hope in time that he and his family can take some comfort in knowing that there are many good people like those who stopped to help Andrew in his time of need.

- Simply , Manchester, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 17:24
Rating   181

Surprised they didn’t stamp on his dog too, poor lad. I really hate my country sometimes.

- ronrostog , brighton, 25/3/2013 17:24
Rating   107

Absolutely sickening. Someone somewhere knows who these scumbags are – REPORT THEM or you’re no better.

- Say It How It Is , Here, where else would I be?, 25/3/2013 17:23
Rating   129

welcome to the UK, where years of kids not being told off and smacked have no respect for any law or other human beings… thanks Labour and all your PC C’s

- Once_English , Swindon, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 17:22

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Mind hive world network based around ecstasy or chemtrails? Neutrotech hacking? A form of security against random attacks for certain when people on the other side of the world can see what happens, but this really takes things to a whole new level and confirms the insanity of the locals in certain places. These weren’t thugs, they were reacting to other things on the antipodes!

ARTICLE 3

British expat who became overnight celebrity in China by singing revolutionary songs on China’s Got Talent – by Hugo Gye – PUBLISHED: 15:50 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:38 GMT, 25 March 2013

Iain Inglis learned to sing Communist tunes after marrying Chinese wife
30-year-old Welshman appeared on talent show and advanced to last 16

A British singer has achieved celebrity status in China with his renditions of Communist revolutionary songs.

Expat Iain Inglis delighted a TV audience of millions with his appearance on China’s Got Talent, dressed in a Red Army uniform.

The Welsh university lecturer reached the semi-final of the competition – and believes the only reason he did not get further was because he was censored by the ruling Communist Party.

Celebrity: Iain Inglis has found fame in China after appearing on television singing revolutionary songs

Unusual: The 30-year-old Welshman says that Chinese audiences find his singing ‘quite amusing’

Welshman sings his way into the heart of China’s Got Talent

But the 30-year-old has used his newfound performing experience to carve out a career as a singer, charging up to £5,000 for each appearance.

‘I’m a tall, white foreigner from Wales singing songs about Communism in Chinese,’ Mr Inglis said.

‘It was a bit of fun to start off with but the more performances I did, the more I was hooked.

‘For some reason the Chinese people seem to find it quite hilarious.’

He received a rapturous response when he appeared in the third series of China’s Got Talent, dressed in a revolutionary outfit and singing ‘I Love Reading Chairman Mao’s Books Most’.
Education: Mr Inglis taught himself Communist music after moving to China to be with his wife

Education: Mr Inglis taught himself Communist music after moving to China to be with his wife

Talented: But the singer was apparently barred from the final of China’s Got Talent

Mr Inglis advanced to the last 16 in the Chinese edition of Simon Cowell’s TV hit, but says he was banned from proceeding to the final round.

‘As far as I knew I was through to the final round,’ he said.

‘But the day before I was due to perform I got a phonecall saying the Bureau of Broadcasting said I wasn’t able to go on.

‘There was no real reason given – perhaps they weren’t very keen on having a foreigner singing songs about Communism.

‘I was very disappointed, but that’s just how it is.’

Career: Mr Inglis is paid up to £5,000 for performing his music in a Red Army uniform

Bizarre: The tunes Mr Inglis sings include ‘I Love Reading Chairman Mao’s Books Most’

However, the enterprising expat – who speaks Chinese, Russian and German – did not let the disappointment set back his new career, and is now available for hire at concerts and private parties.

Mr Inglis has lived in China for eight years, ever since meeting his wife Yu Yanling on a plane.

He taught himself to sing ‘red’ songs with a CD of Communist hit ‘Socialism Is Great’.

The couple live in the city of Sanya on Hainan Island.

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The spirit was not there if not subversive or inadvertently lacking in sinceriy in intent. The government has all kinds of brain scanners and probably compared brain scans to actual Chinese patriots and decide this was not what they wanted to imprint on the Chinese masses. The whole idea of contests now with all that technology makes for meaningless participation for anyone less than 100% into what they are doing. False flag entertainers and Orwellian fakes please go away, we want organic entertainment.

ARTICLE 4

Stonehenge to get virtual 360-degree cinema to allow visitors to step inside the ancient circle again – by Fiona Keating – PUBLISHED: 17:14 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:36 GMT, 25 March 2013

More than a million people visit Stonehenge every year – but it has been roped off from the public since 1977
A new £27million centre nearby will contain a 360-degree cinema screen with a 100ft circumference

Visitors to Stonehenge will again be able to experience standing inside the ancient stone circle thanks to a 360-degree cinema.

The battle for access to the World Heritage site has been fought for many years, with campaigners wanting to be allowed into the world-famous monument.

At last, protestors may partially get their wishes, as English Heritage is developing a solution – a virtual visit in a panoramic cinema.

New evidence: Studies of cremated human remains show that a larger stone circle was erected at the same site as a community graveyard

The picturehouse will be the jewel in the crown of a new £27million centre and will include a 32ft landscape wall, on to which computer generated images of the countryside around the circle and other ancient earthworks will be projected.

The new auditorium’s 100ft circumference is smaller than the actual stone circle, which is around 300ft. It’s expected to be built just over a mile from the stones.

Also planned are films providing information about the monument and prehistoric items, exploring theories over the uses of Stonehenge.

Outside the complex, replica Neolithic dwellings are being built, where tourists can find out how early inhabitants of the sites might have lived.

The latest analysis of the remains of a Neolithic settlement near the monument show that thousands of people travelled from as far as Scotland to the site, bringing their livestock and families for huge feasts and celebrations during the winter and summer solstices.

The plans for the centre were revealed in a series of documents from English Heritage, which wants firms to provide the technological content for the audio visual displays, according to the Telegraph.

The documents describe the ‘immersive 360 degree projected film’ as the ‘most important and high profile piece of audio visual ever undertaken by EH’.

Robert Campbell, the head of interpretation at the centre, said: ‘It’s meant to give people a sense of what it is like to stand in the middle of Stonehenge because most people just won’t be able to do that.

‘It won’t feel like you are standing in a computer programme. The idea is to take our visitors back in time.’

Solar power: People celebrate the sunrise at the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire

New studies of cremated human remains excavated from the site suggest that about 500 years before the Stonehenge we know today was built, a larger stone circle was erected at the same site as a community graveyard, researchers said.

‘These were men, women, children, so presumably family groups,’ University College London professor Mike Parker Pearson, who led the team, said.

‘We’d thought that maybe it was a place where a dynasty of kings was buried, but this seemed to be much more of a community, a different kind of power structure.’

The virtual visits may not win over all campaigners including Pagans and Druids who want open access to Stonehenge, which was created about 5,000 years ago.

When it was first opened to the public, it was possible to walk among and even climb on the stones. However, they were roped off in 1977 due to problems with erosion.

However, English Heritage does permit access during the summer and winter solstice, and the spring and autumn equinox.

British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C.

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Instead of protesting or even worse, hanging around a energy less, ley line unaligned virtual place which might even be MISALIGNED, I’d advise these protestors to find another ley line suitable site to build their own stone henge. The effects will be the same and in fat superior to Churchs which very possibly do not consider ley line placements.

ARTICLE 5

Move over, Maradona! The not-so-thin keepy-uppy champion who has become an online hit with his impressive ball skills – by Harriet Arkell – PUBLISHED: 14:39 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 25 March 2013

Andrew Cassidy known in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, for football skills
He started keepy-uppy when he lost his fisherman’s job in 2002
Invited to appear at World Freestyle Football Champsionships in Dubai

An overweight man with a knack for keeping a football in the air has become the latest internet sensation after footage showing him playing keepy-uppy were posted online.

The 46-second clip, apparently taken on a mobile phone, shows the man uses his head, knees and shoulders to keep the football up in the air as he practises on a rain-soaked patch of tarmac near the docks in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.

And today the man, who was identified as Andrew Cassidy, 50, said he had been invited to Dubai to take part in the World Freestyle Football Championships after the footage was spotted online.

Andrew Cassidy, 50,  has been practising for years but has now caught the eye of football freestyle officials

Mad skills! Check out the keepy-uppy champion of Pembrokeshire

Mr Cassidy has been a well-known figure in the Welsh town for more than a decade, but when new footage showing him keeping the ball up for nearly a minute was posted on the Spotted: Milford Haven Facebook page at the weekend, his reputation went global as football fans the world over marvelled at his skills.

The clip shows him giving an impressive display likened by one website to that of footballing legend Diego Maradona, rolling the ball around his neck and shoulders without touching it.

The footage, which is set to Rihanna singing We Found Love, was filmed near the docks in Milford Haven by some passers-by who spotted him from their car.

Initially people assumed it was a hoax or a clever marketing stunt, but this afternoon Mr Cassidy spoke out about his hidden talent.

He said: ‘It’s crazy to think that so many people have seen my skills – this is just what I do.  Sometimes kids will have a kick around with me but they always leave after I’ve shown them up.’

He said he started kicking the ball around after he lost his job as a fisherman in 2002, and now spends two hours a day practising in the car park.

Masterful: The keepy-uppy star refuses to acknowledge his audience as he shows off his ball control

Mr Cassidy added: ‘I’m quite agile for a big guy and I’ve got good hand-eye coordination, balance and timing.

‘I’m pretty good even though I’ve got a lot of blubber on me: it’s just a matter of practice and I’ve got plenty of time on my hands for that.’

Now the organisers of the World Freestyle Football Championships have invited him to star in their opening ceremony in Dubai next month.  They will fly him over first class, put him up in a world-class hotel, and pay him £200 a day while he is there.

A spokesman said: ‘He’s a sensation – you can’t take your eyes off him.’

Mr Cassidy spends two hours a day ‘working up a sweat’ by practising his astonishing football skills

Lee Day, news editor of local paper the Western Telegraph, told MailOnline Mr Cassidy was a well-known character.

He said: ‘He’s been doing it down by the docks for years – I used to see him years ago, but judging from the footage, he’s got a lot better since then.’

Comments on the Facebook page, entitled You Wouldn’t Believe How Good This Guy Is, are mostly appreciative, with one saying: ‘Flat out legend.  We saw him fall over one day followed by a quick look around to see if anyone saw and yup, we did.’

Another online fan wrote: ‘Ronaldo? Maradona? Mick Quinn?  You may now add ‘fat guy from Pembrokeshire’ to that exalted list.’

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IF non-organic . . . MSM perceived confidence must be a an all time low to disparage aginst Maradona and Ronaldo for what looks to be a ‘manufactured’ government propaganda stooge. The general public likes football skills especially by people of all shapes and sizes, but MSM contrived ones from Pembrooke used to shore up local racial insularity are very bad taste and exposes the quality and unprincipled mindset of English MSM.

ARTICLE 6

Drunken teenager stole £2,000 giant tortoise from a safari park and sold it on Facebook for just £30 – By Damien Gayle – PUBLISHED: 13:25 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:31 GMT, 25 March 2013

Adam Steff arrested after his DNA was found on a can of Fosters left behind
The 18-year-old sold it to a friend who posted a picture on Facebook
That was spotted by safari park worker who recognised the missing reptile

Drunk: 18-year-old Steff was arrested after police matched his DNA to that found on a can of Fosters left in the enclosure

A teenager stole an endangered tortoise worth £2,000 from a safari park and sold it on Facebook – for a paltry £30.

Adam Steff took Flo, a 4.5lb juvenile Aldabra giant tortoise, from Woburn Safari Park in Milton Keynes after he wandered into her enclosure while drunk.

The 18-year-old originally tried to sell Flo for what she was worth, then accepted an offer of just £30 for the tortoise – a specimen of one of the world’s rarest species.

Police arrested Steff, a bricklaying student, after matching his DNA to saliva on a beer can left at the scene.

Steff, of Flitton, Bedfordshire, has sold the tortoise to 19-year-old Aiden Mckinstery, Bedford Magistrates Court heard last week.

McKinstery later posted a picture of it on Facebook asking for name suggestions for his new pet which was spotted by a member of Woburn staff who realised it was helpless Flo.

He claimed he didn’t know the reptile was stolen after Steff had turned up at his house with her in the early hours of the morning on January 5.

Prosecuting, Camille Gifford said: ‘It was only the fact that she was promptly recovered that she’s back to being fit and well.

‘The keeper said that when she was returned Flo was a muddy brown colour when she is normally beige. She would have died if she hadn’t have been returned and that would have been devastating for the park.

‘She’s from the Seychelles and they only have five of the kind at Woburn with Flo being the only female and they are hoping to breed the species.’

The court heard Flo was recovered following a DNA match on a can of Fosters left in the enclosure.

Steff had been drinking on the evening of January 4 when he ventured into the animal park, the court heard.

Anna Jumnoodoo, defending Steff, said: ‘He decided to go out for a walk and was able to walk into the safari park.

‘Once inside he stole the tortoise.

‘He’s very sorry for his actions especially as he found out she had been unwell.’

Steff had no idea of the value of Flo, she told the court.

Steff initially denied the offence when he was interviewed by police. He later admitted burglary of a non-dwelling and was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

He was also given a curfew from 7pm to 7am, to last two months.

Magistrates told him: ‘It’s a serious matter and from what we have heard you were very fortunate there were not more serious consequences.

‘It was a very stupid thing to do wasn’t it and you have had time to reflect on the matter.’

In addition to the unpaid work and curfew, Steff was ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

Rescued: Flo the 4.5lb Aldabra giant tortoise worth £2,000 who was stolen by Adam Steff from Woburn Safari Park then sold for just £30. She has now been returned to her enclosure at the park

The Aldabra tortoise is becoming more popular in the pet trade, although in some countries they require a permit. Their price makes them an exclusive animal.

ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISE FACTS

Similar in size to the famous Galápagos giant tortoise, the Aldabra giant tortoise hails from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles.
It is one of the largest tortoises in the world, with a fully grown adult male reaching 47in in length and a weight of around 550lbs.
Females are generally smaller, with average specimens reaching 35in in length and a weight of 330lbs.
Protected from human influence, Aldabra Atoll is home to some 100,000 giant tortoises, the world’s largest population of the animal.
The tortoises exploit many different kinds of habitat including grasslands, low scrub, mangrove swamps, and coastal dunes.
Large tortoises are among the longest-lived animals on the planet, with some individuals thought to be over 200 years old, but this is difficult to verify because they tend to outlive their human observers.

Woburn Safari Park is home to five Aldabra giant tortoises, living in their own specially designed exhibit in the Animal Encounters section of the park.

Flo, the only female at the park, is also the smallest.

The largest of the group, four-year-old Albert, weighs almost 14kg.

When he reaches adulthood, he will weigh a whopping 250kg, nearly 40st.

Animal Encounters keeper Lianne Hyslop said: ‘Despite her size, Flo makes up for it in personality.

‘If you can spot her standing tall with her neck outstretched, that’s a sign she’s waiting for a tickle.’

This breed of tortoise is normally found on the islands of the Western Indian Ocean and, contrary to popular belief, tortoises are not slow or sluggish reptiles; they can in fact move quite quickly.

Aldabra tortoises are classed as ‘vulnerable’ in the wild.

This means their numbers are in decline due to habitat loss, hunting and also from predatory species introduced into their habitats, such as dogs and rats.

The tortoises at Woburn Safari Park will be part of a significant captive breeding programme, which will help secure the future of the species.

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Other than the ‘victim’ surcharge’ which alludes state profiteering off citizens (the principle counts and to have any element of payment here means a slide into moneymindedness again, keep the fees at zero or at minimum wage per hour based on the amount of time spent at the police administration office – i.e. 1 hour spent filling forms etc., means minimum wage of 1 hour surcharge), the punishments were appropriate and the probation-curfew times while tolerable (though could be less or subject to review mainly for lowering administrative burden on the probation officers) – much better than months of jail at taxpayer cost!

The taxpayers are the victims . . . the offenders are 'created' by society's refusal to make education free.

The taxpayers are the victims . . . the offenders are ‘created’ by society’s refusal to make education free.

ARTICLE 7

Mother who said she would get away with crashing into man’s car because she was ‘girly and dippy’ walks free from court – by Harriet Arkell – PUBLISHED: 17:35 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:53 GMT, 25 March 2013

Belinda Moreton told owner she would deny it to police by pretending to be stupid, Northampton Crown Court heard
Moreton, 21, of West Hunsbury, Northampton, asked the car owner to lie to police
Given four-month suspended sentence, three-year driving ban, 150 hours unpaid work plus a supervision order for perverting the course of justice
Judge Lynn Tayton drew parallels with jailed Vicky Pryce and said ‘arrogant’ Moreton only escaped jail because of her dependent son

Belinda Moreton, 21, was told by a judge that she was only spared jail because of her four-year-old son

A young mother who crashed into a man’s car before telling him she would get away with it because she was ‘girly and dippy’ has walked free from court.

Belinda Moreton, 21, had no insurance when she reversed her Renault Megane into another vehicle while performing a three-point-turn.

A court heard how she fled the scene after the owner came out of his house to investigate, but returned the next day and tried to bully him into not reporting the crash.

Northampton Crown Court heard that Moreton, who has a four-year-old son, told the owner she would deny causing the damage and would trick police into believing her by acting ‘girly and all dippy’.

She then tried to convince the man to lie to police by saying that a neighbour caused the damage because she had eight points on her licence and had no insurance.

Unbeknown to her, however, the owner had secretly recorded Moreton making the threats after the accident in October 2011.  He went to police, and she was arrested.

Moreton, of West Hunsbury, Northampton, admitting perverting the course of justice and leaving the scene of the accident.

Steve Evans, defending, told the court: ‘She is young, very young and she has serious responsibilities.

‘I can see that this crossed the custody threshold but I would argue in her case that a chance can be taken with her.

‘She’s 21, she was 19 at the time and the reality is that she lives as a single parent in her own accommodation.

‘She has full care of her young son. She is not a bad youngster, but clearly behaves in a thoughtless way on occasions.

‘She is not stupid but by her own behaviour she has demonstrated some poor thinking skills.’

Moreton’s solicitor told Northampton Crown Court the defendant had ‘demonstrated some poor thinking skills’

Moreton, who lists herself as an estate agent on her Facebook page, was handed a four-month jail term, suspended for two years, for perverting the course of justice and 14 days in prison, suspended for the same period, for the driving offences.

Judge Lynn Tayton told Moreton the only reason she was not imposing an immediate custodial sentence was for the welfare of her four-year-old son.

She said: ‘I think you’ve been utterly manipulative, arrogant and stupid, and if you come back before this court you can expect very different treatment.

‘The picture I’m getting here is somebody who seems to think it’s perfectly all right to drive without insurance and pretend she is just dippy.’

Judge Lynn Tayton said Moreton had been ‘utterly manipulative, arrogant, and stupid’

Judge Tayton also drew parallels with the case of disgraced Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce who were both jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice.

She told Moreton: ‘You have seen the news the sentences imposed for this type of offence.

‘One of the reasons these sentences are imposed is that the legal system depends on people giving a proper account for justice to be served.’

Moreton was also banned from driving for three years, ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and given a six-month supervision order.

She refused to comment outside court last Thursday.

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She was right, she did get away with it!!!

- Tony , Derbyshire, 25/3/2013 18:09
Rating   53

She said she’d get away with it and she did – Come on Judges, do your jobs properly.

- paul , sussex, 25/3/2013 18:04
Rating   78

Disgraceful, having kids should be no reason for not giving prison sentence, the more we let scum get away with crime the more they commit

- Huggy , Preston, 25/3/2013 18:04
Rating   61

She said she’d get away with it and she did. Come on magistrates.

- paul , sussex, 25/3/2013 18:02
Rating   44

What a pathetic sentence. No deterrent at all.

- jk , uk, 25/3/2013 17:58
Rating   50

Now I know why my insurance is expensive.

- cousinbillybob , Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 17:54
Rating   56

She was dippy enough to think she could get away with it.

- Judy , Coventry, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 17:53
Rating   26

She should of been locked up. This country is a joke. Some judges need to grow backbones

- squirrel67 , Birmingham, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 17:53

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Cost saving again, Good work. If enough jails are empty, they would mean shut downs and savings on staff, electricity and prison supplies to the tune of 40K per inmate. A 1000 inmate prison costs 40 million a year to run! Every reviewed case frees up funds that could be put to bettering REAL society. Instead of jailing a chav for 3 years, funding their eduation for free would be far more useful instead of negklecting them unfunded to later jail them at cost to the taxpayers. Then the issue of educational system efficiency needs to be consiodere again . . . . do not exchange one waste source for another.

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The unlikely couple: William Hague and Angelina Jolie arrive in Rwanda to meet sexual violence victims – by Kerry Mcdermott – PUBLISHED: 13:28 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 25 March 2013

Foreign Secretary touched down in Africa with Oscar winning star
Angelina Jolie working with Mr Hague in her role as UN special envoy
Pair set to meet rape survivors in both Rwanda and DR Congo

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie are in Rwanda on a visit to raise awareness of sexual violence in warzones.

The unlikely duo today met with survivors of rape and sexual violence in a displacement camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

They were at the Nzulo camp near Goma, in the province of North Kivu, and talked to some of the 10,000 sex attack victims housed in the camp, as well as the staff helping to rehabilitate them.

Unlikely pair: Foreign Secretary William Hague and Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie arrive in Rwanda where they are due to meet rape victims

Oscar-winner Ms Jolie is working with the British politician in her role as a United Nations special envoy. The pair are urging governments to help eradicate sexual violence in conflict-hit regions as they meet with local political leaders in Africa.

The actress is continuing the work she began with Mr Hague in London last year, when they launched the UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.

Her 2011 film In The Land Of Blood And Honey depicted the experiences of women in the infamous rape camps set up during ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and was a catalyst for the UK initiative, the Foreign Office said.

Jolie said ahead of the trip: ‘This visit is about hearing first hand from people who have endured rape and sexual violence during the conflict in the Eastern DRC. We want to identify ways in which the international community can help them to rebuild their lives.

War zones: The pair, pictured together last year, are working together to raise awareness of sexual violence in war-torn countries

‘Unless the world acts, we will always be reacting to atrocities, treating survivors rather than preventing rape in the first place. I welcome the United Kingdom’s efforts to galvanise the international action that is so desperately needed,’ she added.

The actress and mother-of-six has highlighted the plight of refugees worldwide for over a decade in her role as a UN High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy.

The visit comes three weeks before the foreign ministers in London sit down to talks with their counterparts in the US, France, Canada, Japan, Germany, Russia and Italy at the annual meeting of the G8.

Mr Hague said: ‘Rape is often used as a weapon of war in conflict zones around the world. It destroys people’s lives and communities in the most horrific manner imaginable.

‘Yet more often than not the international community looks away, the perpetrators of these brutal crimes walk free and the cycle of injustice and conflict is repeated. We have to shatter this culture of impunity.’

Mr Hague and Ms Jolie will urge G8 members to agree landmark measures to secure justice for survivors of sexual violence and deter perpetrators.

These include a new international protocol on the investigation of rape and sexual violence and an agreement that the attacks constitute grave breaches of the Geneva Convention, as well as practical commitments to tackle the violence.

Hague added that meaningful action by governments to tackle sexual violence in conflicts was a ‘personal priority’ of his during next month’s meeting.

After the G8, he will take the campaign to the UN Security Council in June and to the UN General Assembly in September.

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Hasn’t this man got anything better to do?

- Tom Micks , manchester, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 18:15
Rating   3

She probably thinks she looks fat if she doesn’t wear black :)

- roguesrus , New York, United States, 25/3/2013 18:08
Rating   2

lord god bless such a beautiful woman inside and out as Angelina Jolie, she has everything at her hands to become a selfish self centered human beings like most people in hollywood. Most of the time she’s seen is doing good charity or with her family instead of parading herself at every fashion show or a club. I love this woman!!!

- jadelc , new york city, 25/3/2013 17:44
Rating   1

looks like she got married anyone noticed the gold plain ring

- ada , Georgia, United States, 25/3/2013 16:45
Rating (0)

Angelina Jolie has one of the warmest and compassionate hearts in Hollywood. As a normal human being – she made mistakes in her teens and in her 20s but grew up to become this wonderful mother, actress, life partner and humanitarian worker we see today. Coming from a war torn country and as someone who knows about rape being used as war weapon – I truly hope they can make a difference with this new cause that can help women and children globally. Even if she does do this for publicity as vile people will falsely accuse her off – she still brings awareness to the cause which is the main purpose of getting her on-board.

- Shreya , London, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 16:20
Rating (0)

Lucky ‘ol William!

- Karen Evangelista , Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 16:14
Rating   1

One way to avoid having to deal with problems in your own home William.

- jhwilts , Sydney via UK, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 15:58
Rating   2

Stand Clear! Stand Clear! the glory seeker hath arrived…

- Bonny , Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom, 25/3/2013 15:56
Rating   3

Two things….before anyone criticizes her, at least she has the guts to go to these “not so nice” places unlike other celebrities who only go to developed countries or red carpet charity events. Secondly, I don’t mean this in a bad way, but remember how she presented that award a few months ago? I thought she’d gotten lots of plastic surgery or something because her face looked busted, but now I realized she was just tired and it was really bad lighting because here and on other sites, her face looks beautiful.

- Erika , New York, United States, 25/3/2013 15:37
Rating   44

I starting to get the feeling…she really doesn’t care about being famous anymore. And its the media that perpetuate news about her.

- CJ , Happily Ever After, 25/3/2013 14:47

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Angie, Angie, Angie . . . there are MILLIONS starving or homeless in the USA. WTF are you doing in jolly England, with the Redcoats who nearly wiped out the home of the Bluecoats who made you great and gave you a career? While perhaps seeking roots (doubtful since Angie was in the Angle areas of England rather than the Welsh, Irish and Scottish), turning your back on the heart of democracy USA by hanging around the likes of warmongering Angle ‘terrorist’ William Hague, is not the best way to make the world better and lends weight of Hollywood to the wrong side.

ARTICLE 9

No sex please, it’s a box office turn-off – Monday, 25 March 2013 16:21

There was a time when films stood little chance of success unless there was something steamy going on at some point.

These days, however, it seems movie moguls find sex one big turn-off.

Experts say intimate love scenes have been vanishing from movie scripts in the last 18 months.

This is not only because producers want to avoid an adult-only rating, but also because women are increasingly the ones who choose what film to watch when they go to the cinema with their partner.

It marks a huge shift from the days when films deliberately courted controversy with their sex scenes.

Among the most famous examples of this were Sharon Stone uncrossing her legs in Basic Instinct and 9½ Weeks, which starred Kim Basinger. Vincent Bruzzese, president of the film division of market research company Ipsos, said sex scenes were now regularly removed from scripts by producers.

The executive, whose company looks at scripts for studios and filmmakers, said: ‘Sex scenes used to be written, no matter the plot, to spice up a trailer.

‘But all that does today is get a film an adult-only rating and lose a younger audience. Today such scenes are written out by producers before they are even shot.’

He told the Sunday Times: ‘They ask: do we really need the sex? Can we fill the space with dazzling special effects instead and keep the family-friendly rating.’

It was pointed out how this year’s best picture hopefuls at the Oscars contained a lot of violence but no explicit sex scenes.

Among recent films which have featured sex scenes which have failed to win big audiences are The Sessions, which stars Helen Hunt as a sex surrogate, and The Paperboy starring Nicole Kidman as a trashy blonde with a sexual predilection for Death Row prisoners.

Film producers are now desperate to avoid an adult-only rating because young people often drive the box office success of movies.

The trend has also been linked to a report put together for Warner Bros, which suggested that women over 25 are most likely to decide what film a couple watch.

Research also shows the percentage of adult-only films in the UK dropped to 8 per cent last year, as compared with 12 per cent in 2001. Only two films containing sex and nudity made the box office top ten last year.

Adrian Lyne, who directed 9½ Weeks and Fatal Attraction, said these types of film would not be supported today.

He told Entertainment Weekly: ‘I can’t think of the last relationship piece that was a success… which is apparently why I haven’t done something for quite a while now.’

Hollywood insiders also point out that gratuitous sex scenes are not highly valued by audiences, notably in an era where pornography is easily accessible on the internet.

-dailymail.co.uk

Lets be more IRL than Online. Legislate then let the fun begin.

Lets be more IRL than Online or in an enclosed theatre. Legislate then let the fun begin.

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Hegelian dialectic alert! No one size fits all please, this will remain a box office turn on for a certain group of people for all time. The other group who find this a turn off will of course be entitled to watch ‘No-sex please’ movies. The rest will continue demand for ‘sex-please’ box office turn ons. To each their own, and no directed demogoguery articles will slip by some of us more discerning readers ‘Paul’.

ARTICLE 10

A Joke about Dongles at a Conference Led to Two People Losing Their Jobs and a Huge Mess for the Tech World
Business InsiderBy Kevin Smith | Business Insider – Fri, Mar 22, 2013 9:00 AM EDT

The world of tech was rattled this week when a quickly-dashed-off tweet alleging crude, sexist jokes resulted in two people losing their jobs.

Earlier this week at the PyCon conference (the largest annual gathering for developers using the open-source Python programming language), a woman named Adria Richards overheard a joke between two men sitting behind her during a crowded presentation.

Richards was offended and took a picture of the two men who were making jokes. She tweeted, “Not cool. Jokes about forking repo’s in a sexual way and “big” dongles. Right behind me #pycon.” She also attached a photo of the two people making the jokes.

Richards worked for SendGrid, an email delivery company, as a developer evangelist. She had 10,000 Twitter followers.

Because there are so few women in tech, accusations of sexist jokes can be damaging. Her tweet led to one of the people in the photo losing his job.

Internet communities Hacker News, Reddit, and even Anonymous all became involved in the situation, which resulted in an online discussion addressing the tension between the “freewheeling boys-will-be-boys atmosphere” that has traditionally existed in technology and a modern politically correct atmosphere.

For those of you who have never heard these terms, a dongle is a small piece of hardware that attaches to a computer, TV, or other electronic device and enables additional functions such as copy protection, audio, video, games, data, or other services that are only available when it is attached.

Forking as it relates to software is defined when developers take a copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct piece of software.

With all the attention, SendGrid found itself under attack, and it ended up firing Richards.

In a statement, SendGrid said, “Effective immediately, SendGrid has terminated the employment of Adria Richards. While we generally are sensitive and confidential with respect to employee matters, the situation has taken on a public nature. We have taken action that we believe is in the overall best interests of SendGrid, its employees, and our customers. As we continue to process the vast amount of information, we will post something more comprehensive.”

We reached out to Richards for comment but have not heard back yet. She explained herself on her blog. Basically, she felt fed up after hearing their jokes and decided to do something about it.

A person who says he’s the guy who was fired left a comment on Hacker News on the situation, saying:

As a result of the picture she took I was let go from my job today. Which sucks because I have 3 kids and I really liked that job.

She gave me no warning, she smiled while she snapped the pic and sealed my fate. Let this serve as a message to everyone, our actions and words, big or small, can have a serious impact.

Twitter
The tech community has erupted in discussion with the majority siding with the fired PlayHaven employee. Richards has been threatened on Twitter and other Internet forums but has not tweeted from her account since March 20.

.@adriarichards is currently getting doxed & threatened w/ violence. Search Twitter for her name & report abuse: bit.ly/Y82Ntx
— Gina Trapani (@ginatrapani) March 21, 2013 Now Watch: Sheryl Sandberg Thinks The World Should Be Radically Different

ARTICLE 11

Woman is sacked for tweeting picture of men who made ‘sexist’ dongle jokes at PyCon developer conference – Rob Williams Author Biography – Friday 22 March 2013

Email firm SendGrid let Adria Richards go for ‘public shaming’ male PyCon attendees

A woman who was offended by a conversation between two men at a US conference for computer developers has been sacked after tweeting an image of them.

Adria Richards, a former employee of the email firm SendGrid, claimed to have heard two PyCon attendees joke about “big dongles” and use the technical term “forking repos” in a sexual way.

She detailed her version of the events in a blog post earlier this week writing: “Have you ever had a group of men sitting right behind you making joke that caused you to feel uncomfortable?”

Ms Richards, who was a “development evangelist” at SendGrid, goes on to detail the incident explaining that having heard the comments she decided to tweet a photo of the two men.

The men were later escorted from the conference session after Richards tweeted a message using the #pycon hashtag.

One of the two men was later fired by his employer PlayHaven.

Andy Yang, CEO of PlayHaven said in a blogpost that: “PlayHaven had an employee who was identified as making inappropriate comments at PyCon, and as a company that is dedicated to gender equality and values honourable behaviour, we conducted a thorough investigation. The result of this investigation led to the unfortunate outcome of having to let this employee go.”

However, Ms Richards has also since been sacked by her employer after an outpouring of online abuse was directed at her.

The online criticism culminated in a hacking attack on the site of Richards’s employer SendGrid, which brought the site down.

In a blog post chief executive Jim Franklin wrote: “A SendGrid developer evangelist’s responsibility is to build and strengthen our developer community across the globe.

“In light of the events over the last 48+ hours, it has become obvious that (her) actions have strongly divided the same community she was supposed to unite. As a result, she can no longer be effective in her role at SendGrid.”

Mr Franklin also said he thought Ms Richard’s actions had ”crossed the line.“

Ms Richards has said that she took her action after seeing pictures of female coders at the conference, and becoming concerned that they would be put off joining the industry if such comments were allowed.

She wrote on her blog: “Women in technology need consistent messaging from birth through retirement they are welcome, competent and valued in the industry.”

The internet backlash against Ms Richards included campaign to get her fired on the 4Chan message board, denial of service attacks on her blog and an attack on her employer’s website.

SendGrip subsequently made the decision to sack Ms Richards and posted a message on their Twitter account stating: “Effective immediately, @AdriaRichards has been terminated from @SendGrid”.

In a blog post today SendGrid boss Jim Franklin wrote that though the company supported Ms Richards’s right to complain, “her decision to tweet the comments and photographs of the people who made the comments crossed the line.

“Publicly shaming the offenders – and bystanders – was not the appropriate way to handle the situation,” he said.

PyCon has also responded to the scandal by updating its Code of Conduct with the note: “Public shaming can be counter-productive to building a strong community. PyCon does not condone nor participate in such actions out of respect.”

Subtle Islamism or not?

Subtle Islamism or not?

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Use these 2 cases as a YES/NO template for ALL companies when companies hire in the future, so that men and women who do respond to such ads in the future do not apply at such companies and get fired for their non-sexuality sensitive personality. This sort of firing is quite Orwellian. How could someone lose their livelihood simply for respondig to an ad? Adria Richards should demand at least a guaranteed job to another company with no issues about a simple ad response – in the same capacity, though not excessive millions worth compensations. Or any interviewees should use these 2 examples to pre-emptively ask about at any interview and check the company in question.

mini-ARTICLE 11.5

Wanton destruction of lives, properties enough — Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said enough is enough of wanton destruction of lives and properties in the country, calling on state governments to deploy resources available in dealing with the situation.

This is just as the Kano State governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, said it was regrettable that politicians in Abuja had started politicising the issue to score cheap political goals.

He lamented the effect of conflict in Kano and some northern states and declared that the situation would no longer be accepted.
Speaking in Kano, the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who led a delegation of the Federal Government to the state, informed Governor Kwankwaso, during a meeting at the Government House, that “we are here as a delegation of the Federal Government, at the instance of President Jonathan, to commiserate with you, the government and people of Kano State, over the unfortunate bomb blast that shook the foundation of this state and claimed so many lives and property.”

While responding, Kawnkwaso expressed gratitude to the delegation, saying that his government had been doing his best in protecting lives and properties of residents, while he frowned on the tribal sentiment being attached to the incident.

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http://www.jamesbondwiki.com/page/Mary+Goodnight

So when’s Goodbye Jonathan happening? 2 terms please. One dictator falls not to be replaced by another. Incidentally, does Jonathan have an evil twin called Badluck Jonathan? If he doesn’t maybe someone should gift the guy a black cat with exactly that name, lets keep the guy unjinxed for whats left of his presidential term. 2 terms before Goodluck Jonathan GTFOs.

ARTICLE 12

Can oxygen pump breathe life into ocean ‘dead zone?’ – by Tom Levitt, for CNN – July 17, 2012 — Updated 1433 GMT (2233 HKT)

(CNN) — Aquatic “dead zones” are a tragic illustration of human beings’ negative impact on the world’s oceans. They are areas so overloaded with pollutants that they have difficulty sustaining any life.

The flow of fertilizers, sewage and industrial pollutants into rivers and seas has overloaded some coastal marine areas with nutrient waste such as nitrogen and phosphorus. This stimulates excessive growth of plants and algae, which use up oxygen dissolved in the water and kill off other marine life that depend on it.

Globally, their numbers are increasing, with more than 530 aquatic dead zones around the world, encompassing more than 95,000 square miles, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI). Some scientists believe climate change may also be making the situation worse.
The world’s marine dead zonesThe world’s marine dead zones

But help may be at hand thanks to the development of a number of technological solutions that aim to bring the dead zones back to life.

Scientists in Sweden are testing an idea to pump oxygen into the Baltic Sea — which separates Scandinavia from mainland Europe and is the world’s largest man-made dead zone — in an attempt to revive its dying ecosystem.

The Baltic region has suffered badly over the past 60 years from a rising flow of human and industrial waste. What’s more, because the Baltic Sea is largely enclosed, such harmful pollutants take longer to be washed out than in open waters.
Sea bottoms are mostly neglected because in general people think there is no life.
Inger Naslund, WWF Sweden

“As with all marine issues you do not see what is down there and sea bottoms are mostly neglected because in general people think there is no life,” said Inger Naslund, from environmental group WWF Sweden. “The effects of human behavior is many times reflected at the sea bottom and should be discussed with a louder voice.”

Attempts to reduce the waste being dumped into the Baltic have so far failed to stop the growth of the dead zone, now equivalent to around one and half times the size of Denmark.

The lack of progress has led a number of Baltic countries to consider technological interventions, or so-called “geoengineering” ideas (large-scale solutions to environmental problems), such as pumping oxygen into the water, and using chemicals to bind pollutants in sediments, in a bid to save the Baltic.

The Swedish government is funding research into the feasibility of using a wind-turbine driven oxygen pump in the Baltic, following studies carried out last year by the University of Gothenburg, which looked at the effect of pumping oxygen-rich surface water to the bottom of two Swedish fjords.

“Today everyone is focused on reducing nutrient inputs to the sea in order to reduce eutrophication (the effect of excessive nutrients) in the Baltic, but by helping nature itself to deal with the phosphorus that is discharged we can create a turbo effect in the battle against eutrophication,” said Anders Stigebrandt, of the University of Gothenburg’s Department of Earth Sciences.

See also: Floating turbine buoys offshore wind potential

If implemented, the Baltic Deepwater Oxygenation (Box) project would require around 100 pumping stations built around the Baltic Sea to transport oxygen deep underwater to counteract the declining amounts of oxygen and prevent the growth of the dead zone.

However, not everyone is convinced by the geoengineering ideas. Professor Daniel Conley from Lund University in Sweden, says they are “dangerous quick-fixes,” which could have a number of “unforeseen” consequences and allow countries to ignore their obligations for reducing the waste they dump in the Baltic.
It could completely change the ecology of the Sea.
Professor Daniel Conley, Lund University, Sweden

“It could completely change the ecology of the Sea,” he said, adding that the oxygen-pumping plan could interfere with the reproductive successes of some fish species and cause the release of old contaminants buried underground. Conversely, it could also raise water temperatures and stimulate higher algae growth.

Scientists in Sweden are also testing the use of a chloride, used in treating drinking water, to try to bind phosphorus pollutants in sediments. But writing in science journal Nature, Conley was also skeptical of the idea of using chemicals to bind pollutants.

Conley says it is not yet known how long the pollutants can remain buried within sediments or whether it would even be legal to add large quantities of chemicals to the Baltic Sea.

Environmental groups within the Baltic region support the research into geoengineering projects but are doubtful it can be scaled up.

“Maybe these geoengineering ideas can work in a small inlet or lake but it would cost far too much to be a solution for the whole of the Baltic Sea,” said Naslund.

See also: Australia to create marine parks

Baltic environmental group the Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) says it does not rule out supporting geoengineering ideas like the oxygen-pumping plan but would wait to see a proper ecosystem report of any potential risks.

Conley says any geoengineering idea was likely to cost millions, and in the case of oxygen-pumping, would have to continue for several decades.

Such a large amount of time and money, he believes, would be better directed at reducing land-based sources of nutrients rather than at expensive and potentially harmful schemes to engineer a solution.

“The Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), signed by all the nations surrounding the Baltic, sets targets for reducing nutrient waste levels. Sweden is now saying it wants to use geoengineering to help meet its targets. It’s a politically quick solution to a very difficult problem,” said Conley.

“These (oxygen pumping) plans are not solving the problem unless you reduce the nutrient waste being dumped in the Sea in the first place.”

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Can imagine the pre-Corexit collusion plan all the way till here. The suppliers will be getting rich and perhaps were planning this all along. Meanwhile this can be done for free. Other than fuel fees, any number of volunteers can drag ‘unwanted’ seaweed to the area and tether to the area via buoys or weights. The seaweed will do the rest of the word of re-oxidation.

ARTICLE 13

With US-Russia relationship toxic, Moscow looks to strengthen ties with China – by Fred Weir | Christian Science Monitor
China’s new President Xi Jinping chose Moscow, where he arrived Friday for a three-day visit, to be his first foreign destination, highlighting strengthening ties between China and Russia.

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It’s probably no coincidence that newly-minted Chinese leader Xi Jinping chose Moscow, where he arrived Friday for a three-day visit, to be his first foreign destination.

Over the coming weekend Mr. Xi will huddle in the Kremlin with President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and other Russian officials to discuss the usual list of items on the two countries’ burgeoning bilateral trade agenda: Russian gas, oil, arms, and engineering goods in exchange for Chinese consumer products. Official sources say they expect about 30 agreements to be signed, mainly in the field of energy.

But underlying that is a growing sense that the two countries are being driven together by shifting geopolitical winds, which are alienating each from the West while intensifying the need for more reliable partnerships. As Xi arrived in Moscow Friday, Mr. Putin stressed that ties between Russia and China have never been stronger, and they are set to grow warmer still.

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“Our relations are characterized by a high degree of mutual trust, respect for each other’s interests, support in vital issues. They are a true partnership and are genuinely comprehensive,” Putin told the official ITAR-Tass agency.

“The fact that the new Chinese leader makes his first foreign trip to our country confirms the special nature of strategic partnership between Russia and China,” he added.

In China’s case, all the recent talk in the US of a “pivot to Asia” has Beijing worried that it may be in danger of being isolated by US pressure. China’s standoff with Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands in the East China Sea, with the attendant danger of drawing in Japan’s main ally, the US, could be focusing Chinese minds on the desirability of strengthening relations with Russia.

Indeed, some Russian experts suggest that Xi will likely find a delicate moment to remind Putin that Moscow, too, sometimes gets exasperated with “Japanese bellicosity” in the matter of Russia’s longstanding territorial dispute with Japan over the far eastern Kuril Islands which were seized by Soviet forces in the waning days of World War II.

“The US is shifting its priorities from Europe to Asia. That suggests some sort of competition in this arena is inevitable,” says Alexander Konovalov, president of the independent Institute of Strategic Assessments in Moscow.

“Everyone is trying to find the strongest partners for this new situation, and Russia is one of the most desirable partners to have [for China]…. And this fits with the needs of Putin, who needs some dramatic successes in foreign policy at this point. He may well seek to forge a stronger partnership with China,” he adds.

FROM SOUR TO TOXIC

The pressures driving Russia to pivot eastward are even more clear.

Over the past year Moscow’s relations with Washington have turned from sour to toxic, and many policymakers in Moscow say they’re no longer even interested in being friends.

The European Union ­– which is still, officially, listed as a top priority in Russia’s foreign policy doctrine – is beset by financial crisis. It is actively working to reduce its dependence on Russian energy supplies and, to top it off, last week attempted to bail out banks on the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus with a special tax that would have hammered thousands of rich Russians who keep bank accounts there.

Russia and China have joined together to veto Western-sponsored resolutions in the UN Security Council that might enable outside involvement in Syria’s ongoing civil war, and both tend to share a common allergy to all talk of “humanitarian intervention” in any of the world’s trouble spots. Experts say they share similar views on how to contain the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, and also the need to prepare for instability emanating from Afghanistan after the US and NATO allies draw down their forces next year.

“A number of things are converging at the same time,” says Alexei Pushkov, chair of the State Duma’s international affairs committee.

“Countries like Russia and China look at the traditional power centers – the US and Europe – and see that these countries cannot provide answers. Everyone has the feeling that the old world order is finished. This cascade of events drives Russia and China further from reliance on the Euro-Atlantic world. After all, what kind of example do they provide if they just confiscate money from peoples’ accounts?” he says.

“Russia, China, the other BRICS countries, are looking for a new model…. It’s not driven by some sort of anti-Western logic. There is a crisis of trust. There is a feeling that our countries are on their own. We don’t have a point of reference anymore.”

REASONS FOR RUSSIA-CHINA PARTNERSHIP

On the other hand, Mr. Pushkov says, the positive logic for Russia-China partnership keeps growing.

(And, if you’re curious, read the Monitor’s report on what China wants from Russia here)

“We look at Beijing, and we don’t hear them lecturing us about human rights and how to conduct democracy. There is no missionary element on either side. But there is strong economic incentive. The Chinese economy is a factory, and we have the energy to power that factory. That’s a pretty solid basis,” he says.

Russia-China trade turnover has been growing steadily for years, and it jumped by more than 11 percent in 2012 from $88.1 billion the previous year. Official forecasts see it hitting $100 billion by 2015 and $200 billion by 2020.

China now imports about 8 percent of its crude oil from Russia, most coming through the newly-built Skovorodino-Mohe pipeline, which runs to Daquing in northeast China.

But the commodity that’s likely to dominate talks this weekend is natural gas. Russia’s state gas monopoly Gazprom agreed last year that it will construct a major new pipeline in the far east that could deliver up to 68 billion cubic meters of gas to China annually for 30 years. Among other things, such a deal might save Gazprom, whose profitability has been dropping as global gas prices fall and traditional customers in western Europe launch damaging court cases against what they allege are Gazprom’s “anti-market” practices.

Russian and Chinese negotiators have been haggling for years over the price of the gas and, although Chinese sources say they’re hopeful of a breakthrough this weekend, the Russian side insists that no agreement is near enough to be settled during Xi’s visit.

Russia, formerly a major arms exporter to China, has lately been reluctant to sell its most sophisticated weaponry to the Chinese out of fears that they may be reverse-engineered and used to create Chinese products that could eventually compete with the Russian versions in international arms markets.

But Russia has recently agreed to sell 24 advanced, multirole Sukhoi Su-35 fighters to China. And, according to a new report from the Carnegie Endowment, Moscow may now be willing to help China in areas where it lags technologically, such as aircraft engines.

In the longer term, Russia desperately needs Chinese investment, labor, and expertise in its drive to develop its vast Siberian territories . But here, Russian experts say, is the biggest reason that despite all strong arguments for tighter relations, Russia may continue to hold China at arm’s length: Siberia, though rich in resources, is virtually devoid of population. Next door China is teeming with people and explosive economic energies.

In an interview with Russian state TV Thursday, Xi was emphatic in his insistence that all previous border disputes with Russia have been resolved “once and forever” and that China will never pose a military threat to anyone.

This may be enough to calm Russian anxieties, at least for now.

“We are facing major geopolitical challenges from the West all the time. But we don’t hear anything from China that would make us worry,” says Pushkov.

“Of course, it might look different if China were to change, and become a more nationalistic and aggressive nation. But, for the time being at least, China has shown itself to be a moderate, reasonable power that we can work with.”

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The USA could be encouraged to try to pivot Central and South America FIRST. Obama should not waste energy on the East not yet having ‘conquered’ the West and still not finished with the Middle East.

ARTICLE 14

China ‘extremely concerned’ about US-Japan island talk – March 21, 2013

TOKYO, March 21 — Japan and the United States have started talks on operational plans in the case of armed conflict over a group of East China Sea islets claimed by Tokyo and Beijing, Japanese media said today, prompting China to complain of “outside pressure”.

The dispute in recent months had escalated to the point where both sides scrambled fighter jets while patrol ships shadow each other, raising fears that an unintended collision or other incident could lead to a broader clash.

The United States, which has announced a security “pivot” towards Asia, has said repeatedly it takes no position on the sovereignty dispute, but believes it is important for China and Japan to work out their differences peacefully.

Shigeru Iwasaki, head of the Japanese Self-Defence Forces’ joint staff, and Samuel Locklear, commander of US forces in the Asia-Pacific, are expected to agree that the allies will accelerate the drafting of the plans when they meet in Hawaii today and Friday, Kyodo news agency said.

They will likely review several scenarios including one under which Japanese and US armed forces conduct joint operations in case China invades the islands, Kyodo said. The Nikkei business daily carried a similar report yesterday.

“China is extremely concerned by these reports … The Chinese government has the determination and ability to maintain the nation’s territorial sovereignty,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.

“No outside pressure will affect the resolve and determination of the Chinese government and people to maintain territorial sovereignty.”

The rocky, uninhabited islets, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are located near rich fishing grounds and potentially huge oil and gas reserves.

Senior US officials including State Secretary John Kerry have said in recent months that the islands are covered by the Japan-US Security Treaty

Asked about the media reports, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tokyo and Washington had been in close cooperation on security matters, but declined to comment on what will likely be discussed at the meeting.

China is also in dispute with several Southeast Asian countries over parts of the South China Sea also potentially rich in natural resources. — Reuters

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USA must choose between string of volcanic islands singleton Japan, or the combined 1/2 of the world military power between China and Russia. Any armed conflict in this half of the world will not tolerate Japanese proxy-ism and a monopolar world. Perhaps USA should consolidate those Middle East gains and leave these islands alone for Russia and China? This is not so much as abandoning Japan as leaving historical claims as they are. Why would USA want to war with half the world for a still hated Japan in ASEAN?

In the event of a war, logistics and distance would ensure the USA would lose. Russia and China should take up the dare but push no further than territories they consider theirs, Kurils, amd the Chinese Hainan Administered Isles so that world opinion as well as local Japanese populations will be on China an Japan’s side. Russia and China might do well to send Israel style colonists to the islands immediately.

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‘It’s not about the size, it’s about the presentation': Nightclub criticised for offering free entry to women who expose their cleavage – By Daily Mail Reporter – PUBLISHED: 11:21 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 22 March 2013

‘National Cleavage Weekender’ is being held at the Casino Rooms Nightclub
Club is waiving £3 entrance fee to women who expose their breasts
Promotion has been criticised by locals for being ‘degrading to women’

Controversial: The Casino Rooms nightclub distributed this flyer advertising its ‘National Cleavage Weekender’

A nightclub has sparked fury by offering free entry to female revellers who expose their cleavage.

The Casino Rooms Nightclub in Rochester, Kent, came under fire after promoting its ‘National Cleavage Weekender’ complete with flyers showing seven busty revellers in low-cut tops.

The flyer states: ‘It’s not about the size, it’s about the presentation….Free entry for exposed cleavage B4 11pm on any night….Only at Kent’s biggest and breast party venue.’

Locals are appalled at the promotion, saying it is ‘disgusting’ and ‘degrading to women’.

The club’s Facebook site shows a string of scantily-clad revellers and has previously run pole-dancing nights with £250 prizes for clubbers who strip off on stage.

The club is owned by the Aaron P Stone Group which has previously hit the headlines after its chief operations manager Steven Hutchins was forced to step down as JP at Medway Magistrates Court after he applied for a licence for a fully-nude lapdancing club in nearby Maidstone.

The ‘National Cleavage Weekender’, which is due to take place between April 4-6 at the 1,500-capacity club, has been roundly criticised by locals, who say it is ‘degrading’ to women.

Local Sharon Abbeywell 42, said: ‘This is truly disgusting – the very thought of getting free entry for exposing your breasts to save £3 is disgraceful.

‘Girls around here are bad enough as it is, without encouraging them to save money by getting their boobs out.’

Another local, James Hartwell, 27, said: ‘I’m all for a bit of fun, but this is just taking things too far – girls will end up going along wearing barely a stitch just to save a few quid.’
Promotion: The Casino Rooms Nightclub, pictured, in Rochester, Kent, is waiving its £3 entrance fee to female guests who expose their breast during the event

Vince Maple, a Labour councillor on Meday Council, said the event was ‘totally unacceptable’, adding: ‘This is not something I would expect to see in a nightclub in the 21st century.

‘It sends all the worst possible messages.’

Here in the 3rd world people watch what you do and have an issue with you vis a vis the 'culture of entitlement'. Over there  in the West they enjoy cleavage and have legal adult districts . . . ASEAN sucks sh1t, the old(er) generation should just kill themselves.

Here in the 3rd world people watch what you do and have an issue with you vis a vis the ‘culture of entitlement’. Over there in the West they enjoy cleavage and have legal adult districts . . . ASEAN sucks sh1t, the old(er) generation should just kill themselves.

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To each their own. And dont bother homogenizing the female population to a feminist norm’ as much as trying to impose a faith system.

And I suppose if they did a night where it was half naked butlers serving the women drinks all night that would be frowned upon too? If the women don’t want to do it,they won’t. Get a grip and get back to your jigsaw – brokenbritain , Chester, 22/3/2013 13:18 Totally agree with you. No one is forced to visit this club so if you do find it offensive then do not go.

- steve the taff , wrexham, 22/3/2013 14:11
Rating   261

OK, men show your chests too, and if refused free entry sue for sex discrimination.

- Peter , Dundee, 22/3/2013 14:04
Rating   218

perhaps they should have used the more PC term ‘ladies night’

- yell0wsn0w , London, United Kingdom, 22/3/2013 14:03
Rating   45

For goodness sake people drag your selves out of the dark ages and lighten up, these women have a choice and they have chosen to flaunt a bit of cleavage. Your only young once enjoy life while you can, no one knows whats around the corner.

- Lady Faith , Stara Zargora, Bulgaria, 22/3/2013 13:56
Rating   82

£3 to get in or show your cleavage for free entry. Sounds like an absolutely great place – not!!! No thanks.

- Michelle , West Sussex, 22/3/2013 13:54
Rating   35

So that’s why doormen are called bouncers

- micky , aberdeenshire, 22/3/2013 13:53
Rating   88

What if l show my bum cleavage?

- sensible person , The real world, 22/3/2013 13:52
Rating   76

If you don’t wanna show some skin pay the £3!

- alphaone , Terminus, 22/3/2013 13:50
Rating   59

Some people are outraged by anything. The club are only talking about cleavage and not anything indecent. I don’t remember the UK being a country which forced women to cover up. If people are offended then the business will suffer and that is fine.

- Edward , London, 22/3/2013 13:48
Rating   53

Less the 10 years ago, the pubs and clubs in Camberley used to be heaving (excuse the pun) every weekend, then the smoking ban came in and then huge increases in taxes and rent and the night life completely died, its now like a ghost town most weekends, very sad turn of events. Clubs and pubs have to do whatever it takes to get the punters in now.

- Spencer , Surrey, 22/3/2013 13:43

ARTICLE 16

Pope Francis Supported Civil Unions as Cardinal – by Alyssa Newcomb | ABC News – Wed, Mar 20, 2013

When Argentina was on the verge of legalizing gay marriage in 2010, Pope Francis – then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires – suggested the church support civil unions, according to news reports published at the time.

“We don’t have a fanatic vision,” his spokesman, Federico Wals, told Argentina’s Infonews in 2010. “What we are asking is that the laws are respected. We believe that we must propose more comprehensive civil union rights than currently exist, but no gay marriage.”

Faced with the likelihood that gay marriage would be legalized, Bergoglio, then head of the Argentina Bishop’s Conference, suggested during a meeting with bishops in 2010 that the church support civil unions in the country. The idea was rebuked by the bishops, Pope Francis’ authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin, told the Associated Press.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis Through the Years

With civil unions, which were already legal in parts of Argentina, off the table, Bergoglio became the public face of the battle against the proposed gay marriage legislation proposed by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

In Argentina, where three-quarters of the country is Catholic but only 19 percent said they regularly attended Mass, according to a 2010 Pew study, Bergoglio encouraged the faithful to protest the legislation, which needed parliamentary approval.

In a letter asking for prayer from Argentine monasteries, Bergoglio called same sex marriage “an attempt to destroy God’s plan” and likened gay adoption to a form of discrimination against children.

Despite his efforts, the law passed in July 2010, making Argentina the first country in South America to recognize same-sex marriage equality.

Kirchner, who has been a progressive force in the country and once called Pope Francis’ views “medieval,” met privately with the new pontiff Monday at the Vatican. The two had previously clashed on measures such as mandatory sex education in schools, free distribution of contraceptives in public hospitals and the right for transsexuals to officially change their identities.

But all tensions were put aside, at least temporarily.

“I saw him serene, confident, at peace, calm and also busy and concerned, not just about the enormous task that will be governing the Vatican State, but also about the commitment to changing the things he knows must change,” she said at a news conference after the meeting.

Some NLP education for the wary.

Some NLP education for the wary.

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Theory : I suspect that the Church has been murdering and consuming (if that is possible) the astral other gender selves of physical humans since Christianity was founded. That is why any and all dual gendered spirits are viewed as dangerous to the church. The PLANET EARTH which gave birth to mankind and the Church though, is dual natured itself and hence the Church may not be a faith of all CREATION but only a faith of mankind, that would control the ‘other gender’ spirit of human beings as well as being a Cult of Mankind ONLY that only recognizes hetero sexuals only.

Can the Church reconcile such disparities or will  the Churh retain that fractured basis as purity of faith and relinquish all ‘other/bi gender souls’ of the entire Catholic flock? The Church causes one to denounce the ‘other gender spirit’ which ALL humans have. This is a spiritual fact irreconciliable to the Church and that would likely not destroy the Church but greatly diminish the Church to a stature of a minor cult which was waht Christianity was in Aramea in any case. All free human beings MUST NEVER denounce their ‘other gender’ astral and ethereal conunter parts.

Granted these portions may be unruly or unsuitable for urban society at times but they must never be seperated from the original being, or natural disasters from the anger of the Earth Consciousness (think Zoroastrian Archons) will put paid to those who are aggrieved and aware of what Christianity has wrought upon them, partial gendered spirits half a shell of humanity with a half a soul that the gender that they are can physically see . . .but the other enslaved in matter or technology or worse.

We are all bigendered as mch as reality is binary, and to cleave the soul of Man is to cleave the Soul of the World, cleave a Soul of God (not the one that recognizes heterosexual humans ONLY but the one that recognizes all sexualities AND not necessrily human – if a bisexual alien race arrives at earth, is the huruch going to declare holy war and exclude them as non-hetero sexual humans are already? That is why the Church is ONLY a Church of heterosexuals among mankind ONLY), that is a sin against REALITY and an affront to exotic alien races which may have more than 3 genders to who the bonary gender discrimination gives them the right to fry earth to a crisp! (One can imagine the stature that would reduce the Cult of Heterosexuals Among Mankind to in the wider Universe doubtless which some species engage in acts considered deserving of death by HUMAN Moniotheism which in turn would cause retaliations – heterosexuality is a UNIVERSAL minority sexuality IMHO.)

Whats not yours is may not be taken though bets may be taken as the Devil has for ‘other gendered’ souls. This one writing has won his battles and demands his right to all Souls that he has won with the foolish and disrespectful who dared challenge him, though through violence what belong to him was taken against akll rules. There are rules above the Human Firmament, and if not obeyd, this will be the end of Humanity’s divinity if not corrected, any responsible religions or responsble followings within religions MUST act accordingly or be finished as well with all who have witnessed the depredations of this generation. This likely will be my last posting on this issue the debt will be upon the soul and divinity of Mankind hereon. twice cast out of heaven will the next generation be if all the above are not restored and reparations made.

W . . .

W . . .

http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-supported-civil-unions-cardinal-171207698–abc-news-topstories.html;_ylt=AlDL2vh4FP.PLsbGWDA3yrms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTUyY2pycHVwBGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDTmV3cyBGb3IgWW91IDUgU3RvcmllcwRwa2cDNTFkNGUyYmMtMWJjYi0zNjBkLWJmYTAtMDlmYTk4YjM1YTI2BHBvcwM0BHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyAzRiMzgzNjQxLTkxODEtMTFlMi1iZmZlLWQ5YjEwMWQ4M2M2Yg–;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

ARTICLE 17

Designing Life: Should Babies Be Genetically Engineered? – by Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor – LiveScience.com – Mon, Feb 18, 2013

NEW YORK — The increasing power and accessibility of genetic technology may one day give parents the option of modifying their unborn children, in order to spare offspring from disease or, conceivably, make them tall, well muscled, intelligent or otherwise blessed with desirable traits.

Would this change mean empowering parents to give their children the best start possible? Or would it mean designer babies who could face unforeseen genetic problems? Experts debated on Wednesday evening (Feb. 13) whether prenatal engineering should be banned in the United States.

Humans have already genetically modified animals and crops, said Sheldon Krimsky, a philosopher at Tufts University, who argued in favor of a ban on the same for human babies. “But in the hundreds of thousands of trails that failed, we simply discarded the results of the unwanted crop or animal.”

Unknown consequences

Is this a model that society wants to apply to humans, making pinpoint genetic modifications, only to “discard the results when they don’t work out?” Krimsky asked during an Intelligence Squared Debate held in Manhattan. He added that assuming no mistakes will occur would be sheer hubris.

He and fellow ban proponent Lord Robert Winston, a professor of science and society and a fertility expert at Imperial College in London, focused on the uncertainty associated with the genetic underpinnings of traits. The two also addressed the consequences of manipulating genes. [5 Myths About Fertility Treatments]

“Even [for] height, one of the most heritable traits known, scientists have found at least 50 genes that account for only 2 to 3 percent of the variance in the samples,” Krimsky said. “If you want a tall child, marry tall.”

Mother Nature doesn’t care

Meanwhile, their opponents, who opposed the ban, talked of empowering parents to give their children a healthy life, even if it meant giving their offspring traits they themselves could not pass down.

Lee Silver, a professor of molecular biology and public policy at Princeton University, urged the audience members to look at someone sitting next to them.

“That person and you differ at over 1 million locations in your DNA [deoxyribonucleic acid]. Most [of these variations] don’t do anything,” Silver said. “[But] even if you are a healthy adult, 100 [of these] can cause deadly childhood disease in your children or grandchildren.”

“Mother Nature is a metaphor,” he continued. “And it is a bad metaphor, because in reality inheritance is a game of craps … It won’t have to be that way in the future.”

His fellow ban opponent, Nita Farahany, a professor of law and of genome sciences and policy at Duke University, attacked the idea that uncertainty should prevent the use of the technology, pointing out that reproduction, completely unaided by technology, involves much uncertainty.

“We are not going to ban natural sex,” Farahany said.

Already possible

A significant portion of the debate focused on a particular technology known as mitochondrial transfer. While the majority of DNA resides in a cell’s nucleus, a small amount is contained in the cell’s energy factories, called mitochondria. This mitochondrial DNA is passed from mother to child. In rare cases, women have mitochondrial defects they can pass down to their children, causing devastating problems or even death.

Mitochondrial transfer can replace such defective mitochondrial DNA with that from a donor, allowing affected mothers to avoid passing these defects on to their children, who then carry genetic material from three parents (the father and two mothers, including the donor).

Opponents of a ban argued it would prevent women with mitochondrial disorders from having healthy children of their own.

“I am not here to defend every type of genetic engineering. I don’t think we are ready as a society to embrace it all,” Farahany said.

Rather than an outright ban, she and Silver argued for a middle ground, which would allow for certain procedures once they had been shown to be safe and effective. An emerging scientific consensus says mitochondrial transfer would fit into this category, she said.

Winston disagreed.

“We know fiddling with mitochondrial DNA may make a massive difference to what happens to nuclear DNA. … Abnormal children have been born as result of mitochondrial transfer,” he said. “I think, in preventing one genetic disease, you are likely to cause another genetic disease.” [The 10 Most Mysterious Diseases]

Society should instead focus on the enormous importance of environmental influences in health, Winston said. “What we should be trying to do, rather than risk making abnormal babies, is to improve the environment so the DNA functions in the best possible ways.”

Neither Farahany nor Silver argued in favor of allowing parents to modify their children to ensure other traits that are less medically necessary, but nevertheless desirable, such as higher intelligence or blue eyes.

“What I think parents care about most is promoting the health of their children,” Silver said.

Leading to eugenics?

Both sides referred to the specter of eugenics, an idea embraced by the Nazis, which holds that selective breeding can be used to improve the human race.

Winston and Krimsky pointed out that genetically modifying children to choose desirable traits evoked this approach. Meanwhile, Farahany noted that some of the worst abuses of government in recent history involved attempts to control reproduction. How would a ban on the genetic modification of children be enforced, she asked, would all babies be forcibly tested?

An audience votedeclared the opponents of the ban the winners.

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The premise behind the wording of the title implies EITHER/OR. How about BOTH. There will be communities that do and do not, communities that allow marriage between organic children and GMO children and those from either that do or do not. Some from either will forbid mixing with GMO or organic children, some will allow mixing but not marriages between. There will be no eugenics but instead a textured society of the ‘Divine’ Organics and the Tech Augmented GMOs and eventually mixes between (which destroy distinctness but in turn will be the ‘easiest to mix with’if they do not discrminiate against DOs and TAGMOs).

Should Babies Be Genetically Engineered? YES. But as everything, the same GMOs should not expect the right to be the only choice available.

ARTICLE 18

Falun Gong’s insidious activities in Singapore need watchin – Redbeanforum.com By: Southernglory1     2009-06-02

Falun Gong is an evil cult hiding under the guise of ‘Spiritual Practice.’ Its founder Li Hongzhi claims to have mystic power. Indeed how he managed to raise hundreds of millions of dollars through illegal public solicitation on the gullible populace is really mystical and mysterious.

Practically every day, for some years the followers of the cult have been going round various parts of Singapore especially in heavy human traffic areas around Raffles Place, the tunnels leading to Orchard MRT Station, in China Town MRT, Outram MRT, Ang Mo Kio Mrt and Yisun MRT outlets, disseminating the cult’s literature and insidiously denouncing China and the heads and leaders of the Chinese government in the most virulent language. And with the help of huge placards and posters the followers let out a series of endless invectives and vitriol remarks against the Chinese government and its leaders . It is very clear , the intention of their vituperative remarks is to put China and its leaders in a very bad light before the world. It is tantamount to defamation of China and its leaders.

The question is since Singapore has very good relation and friendship with China , Why is the ‘Falun Gong ‘ cult allowed to operate freely and openly in Singapore with impunity. It seemed the police had been informed several times of the cult’s operation in various parts of Singapore. Unless strong action is taken against the ‘cult’ and its nefarious activities stopped, it may not bode well for Singapore’s interest.

Around January 2000, Li Hongzhi’s lieutenants gathered hundreds of Falun Gong’s followers in Tiananmen , while Li Hongzhi himself himself faded into the distant bacjground. Li Hongzhi’s strategy in Falun Gong’s challenge to China is to lure the government to take action without regards to the safety of his followers. He said as someone quoted him as saying, “Shall we swat flies or mosquitoes when they come inside? If you cannot drive them out , then killing them is no big deal.” His aim was to sacrifice his blind followers in his evil cult in order to achieve power through choas when he was quoted to have said in the Central Government’s reaction to his movement — “There could be another Tiannmen Incident, a second massacre.”

He talked of demons and third dimensions that legitimize his cult or gave him the power to fly and control people from a distance. He equated himself to Hung Xiuquan a crazy revolutionary leader of the Taiping Rebellion in ( 1850s to 1860s ) who claimed to be a messiah and a son of Jesus and to have mystic power.

Li Hongzhi lived in Japan at the time of the Japanese cult leader Aum Shinrikyo. He was a cult leader with false claim of messianic aspirations, while putting his blind followers in danger of getting hurt and enjoying a life of luxrious exile in USA.

He is a billionaire who obtained his money from the gullible public and followers through fraud, deceit and threat of his mystic powers. He was a wanted man in China. However, he managed to escape to America.

How did he get a permanent visa to USA if it wa not due to the help of CIA which aimed to use Falun Gong as an instition to destabilize China.

Li Hongzhi used a psychological way of maintaining his mysterious whereabout by not revealing where he was at all times thus seemingly to confirm his third dimension messianic power. Eventually many of his followers saw the light of his evil ways when they were harassed by his lackeys .

In the Chinese Embassy in Washington, it is said that one may get the experience of listening to a poem astutely ascribing to Li Hong Zhi.

“I think my Falun Gong is fine
It can help to collect money to dine,
And drink a lot of good wine,
I have lots of followers here and there,
And now I am a billionaire,
What about anything else do I need to care?”

Li Hongzhi’s Falun Gong is an evil and ruthless political movement in religious gown which aims to topple the government of China by exploiting human gullibility . His cult is banned in China. China considers any country which allows Li Hongzhi’s Falun Gong cult to operate in any form or any guise as unfriendly and detrimental to their mutual relations.

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China needs to send 1 assassin. End of problem and no more wining and dining off the people cheated.

ARTICLE 19

United States: Falun Gong Participates in Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing – February 22, 2013

Falun Gong practitioners participated in the recent Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, Queens, an area of New York City with a predominantly Chinese population. Tens of thousands of people watched the parade through the busy downtown area of Flushing under the bright sunny skies last
The Falun Gong entry consisted of the Divine Land Marching Band, a dragon dance group, a lantern group, and a group demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises. Others carried banners displaying New Year greetings for the enthusiastic crowd.

The Divine Land Marching Band is made up of more than 100 musicians. The band members are Falun Gong practitioners from various walks of life, and most of them are Chinese. Nadia, one of the Western practitioners in the band, is originally from Israel. She plays trumpet. She said she had been looking for the meaning of life since she was young. She practiced yoga for five years, but she said that she experienced more noticeable improvement to her spiritual well-being once she began practising Falun Gong.

Many spectators took photos and videos of the Falun Gong parade entry. Kate, a local spectator, said that the Divine Land Marching Band was quite impressive. “I’ve learned some traditional Chinese culture from them,” she said.

Several Chinese spectators said that the Falun Gong entry was outstanding and they were proud of it. “They manifest true Chinese culture and spirit. I noticed that the Falun Gong entry had more members this year,” a Chinese gentleman said.

Zenon, a Falun Gong practitioner who participated in the parade, explained that people who attend this annual event see that practitioners are kind and happy people who love life. “We want more and more Chinese people to see this,” he said. “We hope more Chinese people who have been deceived by the Communist regime’s propaganda will see the goodness of Falun Dafa.”

You are welcome to print and circulate all articles published on Clearharmony and their content, but please quote the source.

http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2013/2/20/138201.html

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Will China please act in every citizen’s interest if this is not a neurotech DNA based weapon?

If China does not ban and suppress all Protestant Christian Churches in Beijing at least until New York hands over or throws out the cult leader, China would have ‘lost face’. Li huh? Any relation to lee Kuan Yew? At the same time Li Hongzhi is an LGBT hater. I don’t think the USA should tolerate this brand of Buddhist Fundamentalism from a person who is creating bad relations between USA and China. Correct this cults teachings and extradite to China for a better USA-China relationship. Many including I suspect, Peugeot Franchise owner Ooi in Malaysia who recently died have to be avenged. Lets rid the world of this evil cult (LiHongzhi is phenotypically similar to Thaksin and dreamwalkers with a similar look are most likely to be potential troublemakers and need to be warned agiants Buddhism and Chrstianity – Falun is supported in Bankok as well as Singapore and we all know that USA is being made a patsy for Singapore’s destructive nature for Lee Kuan Yews self serving nepotism and dictatorship – if Obama does not under stand these points, USA will fall to Muslims who collude with Lee Kuan Yew and the worst of the Middle East, god speek any real Americans if not . . . ).

Evident that Falun does not respect autonomy and prefers some sort of hive mind or ability to control people. We freedom loving people of the world detest this sort of communalism and lack o f individualy or where everyone copies everyone and becomes a clone. USA is supposed to detest group  think too, more so spiritual versions that indulge in theft of spirit. Meanwhile please draft EU Electronic White Zone type laws and ban neurotech type technology or cell phones. All wo have benefited off or parasited off others via Falun EVil Cult Methods need to be punished and branded accordingly (neurotech broadcasts would be good). They are not humans, they are insects of sorts with animal levels of communalism. Now we know what the film ‘Slither’ was about . . .

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Miniskirts to be ‘banned’ in South Korea as ‘overexposure law’ comes into effect – by Daily Mail Reporter – PUBLISHED: 13:34 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 GMT, 21 March 2013

Law introduced by new president Park Geun-hye comes into effect this week
Those deemed to be overexposed in public will be fined 50,000 KRW (£30)
President’s father also introduced a rule banning short skirts while leader
Opposition leaders and celebrities have criticised the law
But police said it relates to nudity and public indecency and not clothing

Possible ban: Miniskirts could be prohibited in SOuth Korea after President Park Geun-hye approved a government decree, meaning that those deemed to be overexposed in public will be subject to a fine of 50,000 KRW (£30)

Miniskirts could be banned in South Korea as a controversial ‘overexposure law’ comes into effect this week.

Those deemed to be overexposed in public will face a fine of 50,000 KRW (£30) under the new law.

But the law has been met with criticism after being passed by new president President Park Geun-hye at her first Cabinet meeting.

Celebrities from the Asian country have posted pictures of themselves wearing provocative clothing online, while others have suggested the law could signify a wave of authoritarian rule.

Opposition leaders also criticised the move, describing it as curtailing freedom of expression.

A comparison has been drawn between the president and her late father Park Chung-hee, who was in charge of the country between 1963 and 1979.

Under his leadership, lengthy skirts were prohibited in the 1970s, with those that ended 20 centimetres or more above the knee banned.

Democratic United Party member Ki Sik Kim wrote on Twitter: ‘Why does the state interfere with how citizens dress?

‘Park Geun-hye’s government gives cause for concern that we are returning to the era when hair length and skirt length were regulated.’

Mini skirts are a fashion staple amongst South Korean females, particularly due to K-pop singers – a popular musical genre that emerged from the country.

Nancy Land, a well-known television personality and performance artist, posted a picture of herself on Twitter in response to the law holding a 50,000 KRW note next to her cleavage.

Pop singer Lee Hyori wrote on Twitter: ‘Is the overexposure fine for real? I’m so dead.’

But despite the widespread criticism, police said that the law relates to nudity and public indecency and does not involve clothing.

The National Police Agency’s Inspector Ko Jun-ho told CNN: ‘Any reports that we will be regulating what people are wearing are completely false.’

Opposition politicians have also been accused of spreading ‘misinformation’, with the Government saying promising to publicise the exact nature of the law and how it will be implemented.

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Muslim subverted South Koreans are involved. Every nation has Muslim subverts, the idea is to identify which persons associating with Muslims have been ‘infected’. This media spin about dress types looks intended to make South Korea look fundo and bad, also to divert anger at Middle Eastern countries considered fundo to South Korea instead. South Korea, the Islamists are now targeting you as well!

ARTICLE 21

Saudi Shi’ites fear spy arrests will worsen tensions – Thursday, March 21, 2013

RIYADH (Reuters) – Tensions between Saudi Arabia and its Shi’ite Muslim minority could worsen if 16 detained Shi’ites are charged with spying in a case linked to Iran, community leaders said on Wednesday.

The government has blamed unrest among Shi’ites in the Qatif district of oil-producing Eastern Province on an unnamed foreign power, seen as code for Iran, something local activists have denied. Sixteen people have been killed in Qatif in clashes with police in the past two years.

Shi’ite activists said several members of their community had been arrested in the past four days across Saudi Arabia and their families had not been able to contact them.

Late on Tuesday the Interior Ministry said the intelligence service had detained an Iranian, a Lebanese and 16 Saudis for spying. Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Iran are rivals for influence across the region.

Those detained included two clerics, a banker, a paediatric doctor and a university professor, Shi’ite activists said. They were arrested in Riyadh, Mecca, Jeddah and Eastern Province.

“These people are not at all known as politically active. They are active only in normal religious practices. So these accusations are really strange. This whole story is damaging relations with the community,” said one Shi’ite leader, Jafar al-Shayeb.

Shayeb said suspects’ houses had been raided and their computers and phones taken by security forces.

The Interior Ministry said the men “were gathering information about installations and vital areas in the country” and that they were “working for a foreign country”.

SECTARIANISM

The Gulf Cooperation Council – which groups Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates – issued a statement condemning “the planting of terrorism and spying cells” in Gulf countries.

The six Gulf Arab states have repeatedly accused Iran of “meddling” in the area, something Tehran denies.

“There are a number of issues now with Iran. You have the issue of Syria. You have the issue of Bahrain. You have even the issue of their interference with the al-Houthi (rebels) in Yemen. So we have a state of conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia,” said Mustafa Alani, a regional security analyst.

Saudi Arabia’s Okaz daily described the arrested men as “traitors”.

However, Shi’ites contacted by Reuters said they feared the arrests were aimed at uniting Saudi Sunnis after recent displays of low-level dissent, including small protests and rare public criticism from a leading conservative cleric.

“Most people here are explaining this as an attempt to make scapegoats. The government wants to detract attention from the demands for reforms,” said Tawfiq al-Seif, a prominent Shi’ite community leader.

Seif said despite government accusations that people involved in protests were working for a foreign power, the claim had not been raised when they faced trial.

Saudi Shi’ites say they face persistent discrimination in getting public sector jobs and worshipping freely, charges the government of the Sunni-majority kingdom denies.

Shi’ites also say they are often unfairly portrayed by officials and Sunni clerics as having loyalty to Iran.

On Tuesday, Arab News daily reported that three Saudis had been sentenced to prison for spying on Saudi Arabia’s state oil company by stealing hard drives. It was not clear whether the two cases were related.

Investigators said in September that a cyber attack intended to stop production at Saudi Aramco was carried out by insiders. Aramco later linked the attack to hackers in foreign countries.

(Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

Copyright © 2013 Reuters

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Iran has added value to the Muslim world because Iran is independent and not ‘vaguely allied’ and playing ‘frenemy’ to the Capitalism of the West like the Arabs and by extension Sunnites are – and corrupting many good Americans in the process I must conjecture. On the other hand Iran could wind up being dangerously fundo instead of Persian with the Israel issue moot in the context of destruction of Israel, as most of the world accepts Israel as a real nation which cannot be destroyed by Muslims.

The Arabs meanwhile do not have real allies and play with the ‘West’ much like priests flirting with thoughts of paedophilia. How could Sunnite Royalty speak to any US lawmaker who legislates LGBT marriage? Any foreign oficial who eats pork or drinks alcohol that might be secretly hated and looked down upon for being ‘Haram’? These sorts of Arabs should, being by religious necessity so narrowly communal, refuse to speak to any who are LGBT leaving the job to non-Muslim foreign ministry staff ONLY – but there aren’t any citizens who are non-Muslim that are in some Middle Eastern governments are there? RELIGIOUS APARTHEID. Even as the right to est pork, drink alcohol or go apostate, be non-Muslim, be LGBT must be respected as the Universe is free and might one day be imposed/protected at the point of a firearm with most of the tolerant and urbane non-Muslim civilians worldwide just fine with different sexual minorities.

Hence the duplicity of relations and belief systems between certain groups Iran which prefers NO ALLIES and No FRENMEMIES instead of playing with the West just outright slams peoples who are different which is ridiculous to the rest of the world, a people or a sexual minority may be strange and different, that is no justification for mass murder of an entire nation – Israel or persecution of an entire LGBT community worldwide . . . meaning Iran is uninhabitable to Jews and LGBTs, also Animists or Hindus, any faiths that allow eating of pork etc., still has a more honest streak (the Arabs want to destroy Israel too but mince words very finely) but no social capacity, if not merely posturing for more fundamentalism at the end of the day, with the unwary West being stooges to both or either Sunnites (oil and money – Obama is ahead somewhat, moving to non-fossil will be the smartest thing the USA has ever done, the ‘Oil State’ paradigm will be finished along with the wealth that funds terrorists any and everywhere also lessen pollution) or Shiites (viable military but even less communicative than the Sunnites and led by an Ayatollah rather than a more – dare I say – ‘approachable’ Arab King who still beheads his own citizens at regular intervals for petty offenses . . . ) much like the Soviet Union got caught in JUST Afghanistan alone and was wiped out from military expenses.

Iran Will Destroy Israeli Cities If Attacked: Khamenei (So what about Jews and non-Muslims, LGBTs living in Iran? Do they have rights to liberty? And that is what may justify a US-Israel attack, nothing else, if Iran changes constitution to recognise non-Muslims as equals the opinion ‘tables’ will be turned on the US and Israel instead . . . )

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/21/us-iran-khamenei-idUSBRE92K0LA20130321

How about USA and Russia team up and deal their slithery ‘frenemies’ a nice long overdue helping of democracy and human rights, then divvy up the pieces later based around the amount of expendiure they put in?China and India could hold the fort (or who knows wipe out) in ASEAN against any ASEAN fundo states meanwhile, and Africa forms the barrier that could be bolstered after the above Middle East mess is cleared up . . . Israel could just sit back until the worst of the world’s fundo states get ‘Iraq-ed’ by USA and Russia with Palestine less than a non-issue but perhaps parasited off by Israels own Military-Industrial Complex for profits off low level warfare with whats left of the Philistines though illegal settlements cannot be faily retained to disallow Palestinians anymoral right to attack settlements in lands not consodered Israels by the 1970s treaties. Occupation should not be the goal, just removal from power (not even killing), those that represent the worst threat to Human Rights and Freedom from Dictatorships or Theocracies. Heck take the dictators or fundos and stick them in a nice 5 star prison where they cannot poison anymore minds into fundo behaviour and to not respect Human Rights or other religions or states with religions they can’t stand like Israel.

US and Russia’s frenemies could have a pleasant few decades in their own luxury psychiatric wards, while the world including citizens in fundo states gets whatever much needed change and re-education needed for a better millenium. See below link where the Muslims run and hide behind the Catholic Church, but without wanting to allow all others their own living spaces or stopping barbaric Syariah punishments, oppressing non-Muslim minorities, or even LGBT communities, so how can the Vatican State speak for Muslims? The USA, Russia, China (non-Muslim nations) triangle will be happy at least to work on this ‘Islamist problem’ together before going their seperate ways, all who get caught under,/in the way of this unstoppable force will be finished. Payback to the world is still being demanded from the most fundo of Muslims, and a bloc of countries as proud and powerful as all mentioned above would only demand recompense 1st, regardless of what the Vatican says . . . Muslims MUST make spaces for non-Muslims and consider non-Muslims equals – or the collecting upon Muslim violence spiritual or physical or psychological, will be done by the equally violent among the above countries.

‘Let’s start over': Muslims hope Pope Francis will salvage relations

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/21/17390520-lets-start-over-muslims-hope-pope-francis-will-salvage-relations?lite

Don’t harm people then apologize. Expect to be harmed back first. In either case the ‘Muslim world’ was never the majority sharholder of Earth, the last to copy from Ra worship (followed by Judaism 1700 bc then Christianity reinvented  in 0 BC then 600s when Islam was invented or copied) and many Muslim countries are in fact victims of conquest, and the amount of trouble caused by proxies that near destroyed so many unique, beautiful cultures and faiths such as Egyptian/Zoroatrianism/Ugarit etc. will have to be compensated. After what the Muslims done to Benedict, I doubt the Catholic Church will consider speaking for Muslims unless the above facts are applied as well. Hathor not like! This is a dare that I am sure will be met by the worst Muslims murdering some Crocodiles, but for every Crocodile they murder for Islam, the less case Muslims will ever have for ever standing as equal among all other faiths as well as the sexual minorities they attempt to oppress and abuse for profit. Muslim penance will last many thousands of generations into humanity’s future for the blood and torment inflicted by Muslims or any faiths who have hurt others in the name of religion.

mini-Article 21.5

Bill to make highway land deals public dies – by The Associated Press – Posted March 26, 2013 at 8:41 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation that would have required state highway officials to reveal how much they pay for land they buy to make way for roads has died in the Indiana House.

The Indianapolis Star reports the amendment that would have removed a legal provision that makes appraisals and relocation documents secret was defeated by a mostly Republican vote Monday.

The Star recently reported Indiana offered $7 million for property appraised at $3.3 million for the Interstate 69 project between Evansville and Indianapolis.

Gov. Mike Pence last month directed his top ethics officer to investigate the purchase of land owned by Troy Woodruff and his family.

Woodruff has said he had no involvement with I-69 land purchases other than a Daviess County parcel he owned with his brother and father.

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This is disgraceful. The country belongs to everyone, why should anything sa public as sales prices be made secret? Which Republicans voted for opacity? 99% Voters know what to do? Identify and boot the pro-Opacity lawmakers out! Any opacity is harmful to democracy!

16 Articles on Malaysia : BN and Psy, Muhyiddin Bribes the People with Fiat, Educated Writers Still Do Not Understand Democracy and the True Power of the Ballot, Nepotism in Pakatan Neglects Principled Politics, Name Based Nepotism in Pakatan, Lim Kit Siang Spins (Hopefully but Stupidly) A Non-Indicator As Final Result of Not Even Held GE13 Election, Psy Hurts BN At Cost of Principles, RPK Compares Self To Psy – Fails, RPK’s LITTLE Foray into Democracy, Troubled Malaysia’s Rulers Getting Flak – Retaliates Perhaps Unwisely?, Pakatan Busybody Harrasses Foreign Ministry – 90% Failed Election Manifestos Neglected, East Malaysia not Equally Treated, Pakatan No Better Than BN, Economic Racism (i.e. Plutocratic Politics) From DAP Hampers Malays in Penang State, Greedy Women Posing As Victims?, UN Malvinas Views Skewed To Neocolonial England, Human Flesh In Malaysian Burgers?, Ending the Homelessness and Starvation Problem – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 15th February 2013

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ARTICLE 1

PSY & NAJIB: Spending money won’t make you a better PM, listening to your people will – Gobind – by Gobind Singh Deo – Wednesday, 13 February 2013 19:01

PM Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak’s failure to listen to the people earned him the public rebuke he got in Penang.

He has spent huge amounts of money trying to impress upon Malaysians his concept of change. But he has failed. It is a pity but he was humiliated when the crowd in Penang said no, not once but three times, when he asked whether they were ready for BN.

It is strange for the PM to have asked the question three times, having heard their reply the first time around. Perhaps the PM was just doing what he does best. He was not listening.

The people have been asking for answers to many questions but has the PM been listening? Well, he certainly has not answered.

Don’t just say you hear, walk your talk

There are allegations against the PM and his family in relation to certain business deals. There are questions over statutory declarations. These come back to more pressing questions involving the death of Mongolian model Altantuya.

Then there are questions surrounding the failure of the PM to respond to attacks against religion in our country, the use of the word Allah and the threat to burn holy books.

The PM who has repeatedly sought support by declaring himself as a PM for all Malaysians has failed miserably to demonstrate that very courage needed of a leader in such circumstances, to lead where leadership is required.

Then the even more disturbing failure on part of the PM to see to it that action is taken against individuals who deliberately flout the law and insult race and religion. There is just simply no action and the PM doesn’t answer.

Selective silence

Then we have the PM keeping silent when party stalwarts such as Mahathir Mohamed whose views represent and hold great weight in UMNO, continue to support such demeaning acts.

The same people keep insulting other races even to the extent of pleading to the people to give the PM two thirds majority so that laws can be changed so as to get rid of Malaysians who fight against them, who fight for justice by revoking their citizenships. These are merely a few examples. The PM has sat silent throughout these incidents. He doesn’t seem to listen.

The PM has failed to understand what it is Malaysia needs and that is a change in political mindset, where quite apart from economic reform, we need to build a stronger and more resilient society, with greater social values and moral fabric.

Malaysia needs leadership

Malaysia needs leadership if it is to move into a new era, an era where all Malaysians can rest assured that its government is alive to the real issues around it and brave enough to deal with them.

The PM has failed to do that. He has failed to live up to his 1 Malaysia slogan.

Spending money doesn’t make you a better PM. Listening to your people on all scores and responding with solutions, especially in difficult situations, will.

There is much to be learnt from the public rebuke BN got in Penang. There is no way the people can force BN to listen to them. BN can ignore the people as they have on many occasions. But when they ignore the people, they shouldn’t be surprised when the people in turn reject them publicly in the end.

GOBIND SINGH DEO
MP Puchong

DAP is a harmful party of unwanted nepotism.

DAP is a harmful party of unwanted nepotism.

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Dey Gobind, some of use sent in a 100s of pages of petitions or manuscript to your father Karpal. The creep did not even return with a courtesy call. Tell your father to practice what you preach Gobind, and if the nepotism is as srtrong as this negatove character trait, I doubt Gobind could be talking like that to Najib even as Najib has not used that mandate BN has to grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)
ARTICLE 2

Muhyiddin: BR1M may be raised to RM1,000 if BN wins – Thursday, 14 February 2013 Super Admin

BR1M is not a fairtale but a conviction, says the deputy prime minister.

(Bernama) – The 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) may be increased from RM500 to RM1,000 if the Barisan Nasional is given a new mandate, said Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said the BR1M is not a fairytale but a conviction that would be continued by the BN government if it is returned to power in the next general election.

“Prime Minister [Datuk Seri] Najib [Tun Razak] has mentioned it two days ago in Johor. Some people asked whether there will be BR1M 3 and BR1M 4.

“He [Najib] said ‘yes’ provided BN stays in power. Who knows if our coffers increases, the RM500 aid will become RM1,000,” he said when handing over BR1M to 2,042 recipients from the Bukit Serampang state constituency in Felda Sri Jaya here, today.

Hence, he urged the people, especially those in the low and middle-income groups, not to respond to good fortune with disdain by continuing to provide a strong support to the BN government to guarantee a better future.

Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said various measures taken by the BN government augured well for the country in the march towards a developed country.

He said while the government was working hard to improve its services and fulfil its promises, the opposition was spreading lies and misleading the people that the government hardly made any efforts to develop the country.

“The opposition says BN is ruthless, makes the people suffer. They say we are not helping the people. The people should not be easily duped by their promises. Whatever good things we have done, we will continue to improve them.

“I am not saying that BN is 100% perfect. Even in our family, we have problems, sometime a little misunderstanding.

“BN has delivered its promises, except for we have not achieved the goal of turning Malaysia into a developed country,” he said.

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Malaysia’s own Quantitative Easing begins. Anyone can print more pieces of paper with lots of zerosb than hand these out for votes. Democratic principles or laws fro wealth distribution are more important than these very likely crypto-racists promises. The Rakyat should ask Muhyiddin if the below 3 items are good for endorsement and granting :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Why it’s hard for BN to win Penang
SPECIAL REPORTS

Thursday, 14 February 2013

MCA is Barisan’s Achilles’ heel, says a former youth leader of the party.

Hawkeye, FMT

BUTTERWORTH: It is becoming increasingly difficult for Barisan Nasional to unseat the Penang government because the coalition is suffering from an acute shortage of young candidates, according to a former MCA leader.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/special-reports/54453-why-its-hard-for-bn-to-win-penang

NO. The lack of above 3 items is.

ARTICLE 3

Use the vote to create jobs – February 14, 2013

FEB 14 — My neighbourhood grocery is manned by a local nursing graduate. Located in the rougher end of the residential area, the store is frequented, among others, by UN-managed Myanmar Christian refugees, cross-sections of African communities, Indonesian contract workers living out of abandoned shoplots, and Malaysians.

Su is a single 24-year-old on minimum wage. She feels the future is stark as the search for a job in the industry she was trained for is made difficult by graduates from her college not being employers’ preferred choice and hirers tempted by the option of cheap foreign nurses. Su’s student loan is a growing burden as the RM60,000 she owes for that degree is turning out to be her own little inferno.

She is not alone; she is part of the most despairing group in the country at present, the annual output from local universities who are increasingly without jobs, with temporary government jobs or ending up as blue-collar workers — cashiers or restaurant servers.

In the coming general election, equally with education and healthcare as key decision points, voters should examine the jobs situation here at home.

All together, not nitpicking

Any discussion about jobs does revolve around the unemployment rate. However, an appraisal predicated only on that stat can mislead, plus, rarely does it on its own offer insight of what lies ahead.

Same as with GDP growth, an increasing pie does not translate to an equal or just carving up of the said pie.

The discourse must extend to the quality of the jobs, the promises they hold and the benefits they offer. Then a broader overview of the economic structure of the economy, for job projections and sustainability assessments are constructed from what industries exist, continue to exist and new industries to emerge. It veers to education and immigration, and yes, corruption.

The employment burden

That the average salary of those in the oil and gas industry is RM7,500, and that of those not in it being a fifth at RM1,500, tells an alarming story.

The government’s obsession for decades to stunt unemployed rates has led to creativity rather than creation. The civil service being overstaffed has been retold to death, but that reality operates side by side with government-linked companies (GLCs) presumably under instructions to retain large number of staff despite strenuously outsourcing work.

This is not to blame one industry for being profitable, it is profitable anywhere, but for the other industries or sectors to be not showing enough productivity per worker when divided by the bloated staff numbers.

Perhaps the way forward is to strengthen the ability of medium-sized companies which are lither and have the capacity to grow the respective industries, like information technology. Stronger SMEs are prone to hire young, reduce the layers of hierarchy and open doors to equity sharing. Government has to symbolically move away from the ethos that size is quality, as seen by the fixation with large projects and large companies.

This is important, because it is time to transform the thinking that employment is a burden for the established order and shift to a think that the right allocation of human resource will lead the charge for smaller but more robust organisations.

The US rethink

US President Barack Obama made two pledges in regards to jobs in the wealthiest nation in the world. He said that his administration will go after the jobs that have left stateside for cheaper destinations and second, turn the country into a producer of new economy jobs.

The American worker, Obama asserted, may not match the wage rates in Honduras but the American worker can produce better products efficiently which gives a cost-value rationalisation that is second to none. It is about marrying logistics, local inventiveness, work pride and automation to reinvent the thinking that manufacturing jobs are tied only to searching for places that do it for less.

In the second more dreamy but grounded opinion on the new economy, he tied it to education, the continued conviction that a meaningful education rich with science and technology will prepare a generation capable of envisioning the industries of tomorrow, and therefore the jobs of tomorrow too.

There is much take-home value for Malaysia in this regard. MCA president Chua Soi Lek, leading the chorus call to use policy tools to avert the minimum wage on businesses, missed the cue, that the raising of wages can be the trigger to force Malaysian firms to increase efficiency.

Malaysia has often fashioned itself to become more of a higher value manufacturer like Singapore, but in order to be that, then the country has to present clear ideas on which particular industries it can do this and how the state will support it to become sustainable.

This may be the harder objective to meet, irrespective of which coalition wins at the polls.

The second might be easier, with the help of migration. Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, is a permanent resident of Singapore and has renounced his US citizenship. While there is a coterie of tax-related issues to the decision, Singapore is not unique in offering these benefits.

The thing is, Malaysia is a tropical paradise, multicultural and a tourist hub. The allure of settling down in Malaysia is always tempting. In an increasingly borderless world where business is a matter of clicks, the choice of abode can be entirely personal.

But more than just reeling in retirees in limited-access programmes, so that they spend most of their life savings here, there is the opportunity to get those building their wealth to be based in Malaysia. Their businesses will generate jobs, and even support industries. This is where Malaysia has a permanent advantage over the Koreas and Argentinas of the globe.

However the laws are prohibitive, altering them encroaches on touchy subjects. Laws of ownership without Bumiputera requirements and fair access to permanent residency leading to citizenship without the threat of expulsion on a whim.

While menial workers from regional countries are seen as a zero-sum game as they reduce job openings for locals and not create jobs, the star migrant from an increasingly open and accepting Malaysia will lead to jobs for others, and even full-blown industries.

Get them talking about it

Theoretically, in the hands of 222 newly-elected parliamentarians lay completely the policies to affect jobs in Malaysia.

For too long those decisions have been made by just key members of the Cabinet and every other Malaysian is clueless until the next slew of rules is belted out. This election season all the candidates would have social media to share their message. It is up to the electorate to goad them into explaining their thoughts and ideas on the matter.

As for Su, today is another day scanning barcodes and selling cheap nasi campur. Docked outside the shrinking middle class as wages are dwarfed by rising costs, she is even further disadvantage for she is unfortunately a non-voter. It has to rely on others standing in her boat to consider for her in the coming election.

If enough of her generation feel there is too little being done to give them the right type of jobs through the appropriate policies, those governing may need to look for jobs after the 13th general election.

* This is the personal opinion of the columnist.

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No need. Anyone can grow produce in green lungs or highway shoulders or highway intersections with effectively several acres of space inbetween AND sell produce on the sidewalks. The vote is for more important things like ensuring democracy. Jobs are a myth, job creation is a 1%ter plutocrat and term limitless nepotistic political oligarchy  lie. Perhaps Ganesan needs to think deeper about the nature of society and the concept of equitable wealth and land distribution – if the country belongs to everyone, then all the plantation and mineral wealth belong to everyone EQUITABLY (why should that be held by a few people while EVERYONE ELSE IS FORCED INTO SERVICES SECTOR??? Look at the extreme wealth disparities), politics only ensures that a handful of political cronies or GLC colluders/contractors get all that wealth. The vote must *always be only used to ensure that everyone is treated equally* and that lies like ‘jobs’ or ‘wealth creation’ are not used to enslave the population in high density areas. The wealth of the land belongs to all the people EQUALLY. the only issue is not to overpopulate or allow low value migrants in, so that the share becomes smaller. That is to say, the bigger the country, the fewer the citizens (think if Malaysia only has 1000 citizens and those cirizens shared all the resources EQUALLY, all 1000 would be billionaires – as for labour there aleady is robotics but somehow those technologists would rather enslave the populations in high density neighbourhoods with Consumerism and other rubbish found in the concepts of ‘Economics’ or in Malaysia’s case ‘Hudud’ and the ‘Apartheid of ‘Bumiputera’) the wealthier everyone is.

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Protest, voter anger put political risk in Singapore’s future

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/world/article/protest-voter-anger-put-political-risk-in-singapores-future/

Singapore’s 4 million Minister Mentor and Senior Ministor on top of President and Prime Minister salaries (as opposed to the USA’s President’s 400K a year only), is no meritocracy and the density level will make everyone into debt slaves. If there were only 1000 Singaporeans, that ‘wealth pie’ would be that much bigger.

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Anwar to be PM – Karpal – Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:00

GEORGE TOWN – DAP chairman Karpal Singh today reiterated that opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be made prime minister should the opposition win the upcoming general election.

He said claims that PAS’ Syura Council (the highest decision making body in PAS) not being in favour of Anwar becoming prime minister was a mere speculation.

“DAP’s choice is Anwar Ibrahim and I think in the end PAS and PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) will support the move to make Anwar the prime minister because he is the most qualified,” he told reporters here.

Recently, Malay weekender Mingguan Malaysia front-paged a report quoting sources that PAS Syura Council was not in favour of Anwar becoming prime minister if the opposition were to capture Putrajaya.

However, the council chairman Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, who is also PAS spiritual leader and Kelantan Menteri Besar, has denied this so.

– Bernama

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Not so fast Mr.’My-Sons-Are-ALL-In-Politics’ (expect my grandchildren to be in politics) and this ‘1-Dewan Seat-will-forever-be-reserved-for-Karpals-only’ MP! IF Najib can guarantee non-Nepotism with exactly what Pakatan is offering, I’d vote Najib over Karpal. If Najib grants :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;with the mandate BN currently has, Anwar WILL NEVER BE PM (we could see all the Anwar family members in malaysia rubbing their hands gleefully to the point voting any nepotist is noxious to the voters) and become a has been politician immediately after GE14. Pakatan is as ugly a coalition as BN, and without and clarity on the above 3 items, makes no difference at all. Najib, just spare us the suspense and grant the 3 items. All problems BN could disappear forever, and all problems C4 related might well be stayed for another 4 years. Vote 3rd Force!

Anwar to be PM? Might as well say East Malaysia chooses to be part of China. Najib has the power to stop that at once, the racism which who knows many of UMNO might drop to ensure a BN victory and also give Najib 4 years to pepare for the C4 case by, is holding the PM back. Total loss? Or total victory. 3 items decides, if not 3rd Force arrives.

ARTICLE 4.5

Tussle for PKR’s Baram candidature resolved

name-nepotism
KUCHING – PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has announced lawyer Roland Engan as the party’s candidate for the Baram . > more

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Engan? So Pakatan being familial nepotistic will now also resort to being name nepotistic as well. Can’t imagine a political party surviving on such pathetic paradigms, this is a joke of a family business, in fact in PRIVATE sector corporate outfits, even nepotism is looked down upon, but a political party which can write laws? Why does anyone need these insane and unethical creeps?. Already term limitless nepotisic Pakatan will now end up refusing all other people with names not similar with theirs becoming more cliquish or in some psychological circles INSANE . . . so anyone with names disimilar with the central clique of families will never rise in political ranks. Whats the point of Pakatan? NAME BASED political inbreeding . . . how severe can devolution of humanity get. So unless your name is a combination or part of of Lim Guan Eng, Anwara Ibrahim or Lim Kit Siang or Karpal Singh, forget about rising through the party ranks. How can anyone support this sort of party???

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Lim: ‘No’ episode ends BN’s dream at next GE – Wednesday, 13 February 2013 17:04

Veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang said the shouts of ‘No!’ at prime minister Najib Razak in Penang yesterday have resulted in a “multi-billion ringgit disaster for Najib and BN in the run-up to the 13th General Elections”.

He was referring to the response by the 30,000-strong crowd who turned up at the Han Chiang High School in Penang to watch a performance by South Korean star Psy, a highlight at BN’s Chinese New Year open house in the state attended by cabinet ministers and top party leaders.

The crowd had earlier replied “Yes!” when Najib asked if they were “ready for Psy”, but responded “No!” when he asked them if they were “ready for BN”.

Lim said the viral YouTube video showing the incident “will forever be remembered”.

“In fact, the thunderous three ‘Yes’ to Najib’s questions whether the crowd was ready for Psy followed by the equally thunderous and spontaneous three ‘Noes’ when Najib asked thrice whether they were ready for BN have destroyed Najib’s elaborate edifice of supreme confidence of winning handsomely in the 13GE , which has collapsed like a house of cards.

“It is even more devastating to Umno/BN’s electoral prospects in the 13GE than Bersih 2.0, Bersih 3.0 or Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat KL112 – especially as it is a completely self-inflicted disaster,” said the Ipoh Timur member of parliament.

Lim said millions of ringgit had been “lavished by unknown sponsors with unknown motives” for bringing Psy and his troupe, describing it as Najib’s latest “I help you, You help me” offerings.

“In retrospect, when the history of 13 GE is written, the Psy and Gangnam Style appearance, with the three ‘yes’ for Psy and the three ‘noes’ for BN, may mark the watershed of Malaysian political history signifying the beginning of the end for Najib and Umno hegemony in Malaysian politics,” added Lim.

-Harakahdaily

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Lim Kit Siang is being a nonsensical wishful thinker. Najib just needs to endorse and grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;and BN will win and even DESTROY Pakatan completely. Only because of the lack of the above  items is why Pakatan even managed to slither into the Dewan. Najib will face opposition from the worst racists in UMNO but backed by the Hague, and what remains of the ISA which can be used against anyone who refuses to ratify UN Human Rights or even Islamic principles of equality (this can be backed by Al Azhar University at Cairo, Hudud or Dhimmitude is disallowed in Islam), Najib has already won. In fact UMNO should endorse the above 3 items as Hussein Oon envisioned for UMNO to be a multiracial party. Drop the orst racists in UMNO, endorse the above 3 items and BN will win. Whats so difficult when Najib can arrest anyone and C4 anyone if Najib really needs to (actually that ‘Pass Go’ card for that C4 use should have been saved for bigger fish not to save face for little fry like Baginda’s bad relationships . . . guess who would have been better to C4? Definately not Teo Beng Hock btw . . . ). Grant the 3 items and be done with G14, 1 more term as PM is worth the change and permanent reord of eing the man who ENDED APARTHEID in Malaysia . . .

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Courtesy, decorum and Psy ? The Malaysian Insider – February 13, 2013

FEB 13 ? If one were to read Korean rapper Psy’s Facebook page, one would assume that some Malaysians out there are extremists or psychopaths who cannot accept another person’s point of view.

There are threats, praises and everything in between over Psy’s “Oppa Gangnam Style” performance in Penang during the second day of this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

Let’s get this straight. Psy is a professional singer who was paid to sing his hit song in Penang’s Han Chiang school field.

He and his back-up group performed the song twice. That was what he was paid to do.

So where is the love for the South Korean whose hit song has seen some 1.3 billion views on YouTube? Where was the usual Malaysian courtesy accorded to a guest of the country?

Why do we need to vent our spleen about his performance, threaten him to stop him from performing, or condemn him later for not going the extra mile to do something else beyond singing his song?

When did we Malaysians become so rude? When did we become so opinionated and passionate about our politics that we watch a live performance and make a big deal about it?

Psy came to perform. People came to watch, dance and sing along. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with him gracing Barisan Nasional’s Chinese New Year do if he was paid for it.

Nothing wrong for anyone else to hire him later, too.

What was wrong was the way we treated him on the social networks. Do these social networks bring out the worst in us and unveil our baser instincts?

Or do we want to disprove the hype that we are the happiest people, with the most dazzling smiles and courtesy in the world, simply because that is what our government says we are?

Let’s get it clear. We are Malaysians. And we are polite and courteous and we do treat our guests well. Let’s not allow politics to sour us up into grumpy, crazed extremists out to commit violence for the sake of making a point or embarrassing those we hate.

That’s not being Malaysian; that’s lunacy that no one should tolerate. Instead of celebrating Chinese New Year with entertainment, some Malaysians have made it their cause to rant and rave and show their dark side because of politics.

You shame yourself as a Malaysian for doing so. And you so shame your parents and your country in the process that it will be a wonder if anyone else will ever perform in Malaysia, no matter the fee.

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Lets get this straight. Politics per se where salary disparities far beyond 20 times are allowed by the government (i.e. 900 minimum wage cannot be allowed takes 10 years to table, 23K salary MPs table salary raises and even ask for 750K funerals can be tabled the instance Pakatan MPs are in power – while refusing to lower election deposits so that even the poorest 99% person can join politics – current deposits make most middle class types not be able to join as well, HOW is this democratic? The MPs know the cost of living makes it impossible for all citizens to run for politics so thy must be Dark Side for allowing election deposits to remain at a level that is considered business as usual (those deposits must REFLECT National Average Annual Wage which is supposed to be 900 but not yet confirmed even after YEARS to be truly democratic), as the article writer seems to not acknowledge or not have thought about?) is the dark side. ALL POLITICS is dark side. The bright side is soacialist-Marxist utopian wealth and land and goods distribution or at very least. Not GLC-contractor supplier collusion etc..

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Aren’t Malaysians weird? – Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Do you know that I happened to be in Canberra, Australia, at the same time that Najib was in town and I was invited to the official lunch in honour of Malaysia’s Prime Minister? I politely declined the invitation and explained to Senator Nick Xenophon that if I attended that lunch it would mean I support Najib since the lunch was in his honour. You should have seen the smiles on the faces of the SABM Australia lads who agreed that by attending the lunch this would mean I am ‘endorsing’ Najib.

NO HOLDS BARRED

Raja Petra Kamarudin

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RPK is saying RPK is better than Psy. If RPK were offered as much as Psy to attend AND THEN RPK refused, only then would RPK be better than Psy. Granted Psy was being cynical and ungentlemanly to not toss Yee Sang with BN’s apartheid farces though rightly so morally, but in in principle wrong for having accepting the money which includes at least the toss. But to balance and win-all though at the expene of the ethical question, Psy went half measure on both, riichly deserved but incorrect for certain though at the same time a ‘unifying’ necessity. We’d not know if RPK would do the same or capitulate at the cash offer if ever there was any such chance in the future? Psy would have done better by not showing up at all though the balance out actions were alright while at Psy’s personal cost.

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What we are fighting for – Monday, 11 February 2013 Super Admin

You may not agree with some of our views but then you — the government, that is — must respect our right to these views. And if you do not then it is time for a change of government — no two ways about it. If you disagree with us then you have the right of rebuttal as well — just like we have a right to disagree with you. Whacking us just because you do not like what we say is so yesterday and the culture of an era of days gone by.

NO HOLDS BARRED

Raja Petra Kamarudin

The government, Barisan Nasional, Umno, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, and so on, do not appear to understand what the rakyat wants. They do not appear to know what we are fighting for.

We are fighting for freedom of speech. We are fighting for freedom of expression. We are fighting for freedom of opinion. We are fighting for freedom of association. We are fighting for freedom of choice. We are fighting for freedom of thought. We are fighting for freedom of the media. And so on.

Basically, this means we must be allowed the right to choose who to believe in, what to believe in, what to think, what to say, what to write, etc. And, this, the government does not seem to understand and does not allow. Hence Malaysians are being denied their fundamental rights.

Any government that wishes to rule over us must first understand this. And if they don’t then we just cannot accept them as our government. No longer can the government lord over us as in the days of the absolute monarchies. Those days are gone. In England they were discarded in the 1640s and in the rest of Europe in the 1840s — much later in China, India and our home, Malaysia.

In case you still do not understand what we are trying to tell you then read some of the comments below posted by Malaysia Today’s readers over the last 48 hours or so.

You may not agree with some of our views but then you — the government, that is — must respect our right to these views. And if you do not then it is time for a change of government — no two ways about it. If you disagree with us then you have the right of rebuttal as well — just like we have a right to disagree with you. Whacking us just because you do not like what we say is so yesterday and the culture of an era of days gone by.

The government, Barisan Nasional, Umno, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, etc., need to be more open and mature. In today’s borderless and globalised world you cannot allow just what you like and disallow what you don’t like. This is something that we are trying to change. So please read the comments below so that you can grasp the spirit of the right to dissent, to agree to disagree, and discourse in a civilised and mature manner.

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We are fighting for freedom of speech. We are fighting for freedom of expression. We are fighting for freedom of opinion. We are fighting for freedom of association. We are fighting for freedom of choice. We are fighting for freedom of thought. We are fighting for freedom of the media. And so on. THEN TONES DOWN into . . . If you disagree with us then you have the right of rebuttal as well — just like we have a right to disagree with you.

Not enough to JUST disagree but to kick out old lawmakers and term limitless intent MPs to amend laws that allow reasonable spaces to carry out lifestyles as well in a reasonable fashion like ‘lifestyle districts’ or ‘zones’.

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Man held for flasing obscene gesture to Permaisuri Agong – February 12, 2013

The suspect was believed to have flashed the obscene hand gesture when the car carrying Tuanku Hajah Haminah passed by at the airport. – File pic

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 12 – Police arrested a man believed to have flashing an obscene hand gesture to Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah in an incident at the Bayan Lepas International Airport here yesterday.

Barat Daya police chief Supt Hatta Md Zin said in the 12.30pm incident, the 29-year-old suspect was believed to have flashed the obscene hand gesture when the car carrying Tuanku Hajah Haminah passed by at the airport.

“It is learnt that the suspect’s father was sending the suspect to the airport and that they were having an argument. Maybe the suspect was angry with his father and made the obscene hand sign.

“Coincidentally, the car carrying Raja Permaisuri Agong passed by and one of the officials saw the suspect’s gesture and arrested him,” Hatta said when contacted here today.

He said the suspect had been remanded until Feb 14 to facilitate further investigation under Section 294 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum three months’ jail upon conviction.

Meanwhile, Penang branch of Kerabat Pusaka Merong Wangsa Association of Malaysia today lodged a report about the incident at the Barat Daya police headquarters here.

Its chairman, Azhar Abdul Majid, the act of flashing an obscene hand gesture to Raja Permaisuri Agong was indeed rude.

“We want the police investigate the incident and bring those involved to justice,” he said, adding that they also hoped that the police would take stern action against the suspect to prevent recurrence of the incident. – Bernama

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Maybe this is because Malaysia has not yet granted :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;among other grievances like conflict of interest businesses which are sometimes also regretfully the scene of many normal citizens being played out for any reasons by you-know-who for other than business. The Agong meanwhile has many channels to all political parties that allow the Agong to effectively order MPs to grant the above 3 items like removing of titles of racist Malays or even apartheid supporting Chinese. Royalty must be above the pettiness of humanity or they will be no different from the masses. The above 3 items if endoresed or not will determine which Sultans have truly apex mindsets.

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Najib, Musa eye alleged RM1bil cash stash for GE13? M’sia refuses to deport Amalilio – by  Maria Begum, Malaysia Chronicle – Sunday, 10 February 2013 00:26

There is growing public anger among Philippine Muslims in the south as well as among outraged Malaysians in Sabah state against Prime Minister Najib Razak, his Umno party and colleague Musa Aman, who have been accused of eyeing the hundreds of millions allegedly amassed by Manuel Amalilio – wanted in the Philippines over a failed Ponzi sheme – and hence were blocking his deportation to face a Filipino court.

“We are talking about 12 billion pesos which is nearly RM1 billion. The majority of the 15,000 families scammed by Amalilio are mostly poor Muslims from the Philippines south. Their savings have been wiped out and they want justice. There is also speculation the money Amalilio took from them will be used to fund Musa and Umno in the coming general election. It is not surprising they want action,” PKR MP for Batu Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle.

Tian, togther with Subang Member of Parliament Sivarasa Rasiah and PKR partymate Darrell Leiking, had just returned from Manila after a one-day visit, where they had held talks with high-level Philippine officials.

The status of Amalilio’s citizenship, his sudden and suspicious arrest by Sabah police have become hot issues in both countries where both Najib and his Phillippine counterpart Benigno Nonoy Acquino face imminent general elections.

High-level conspiracy

Malaysia is expected to hold its 13th general election within weeks and Sabah is a pivotal state that Najib’s Umno-BN coalition needs to retain to stave off a resurgent Opposition led by Anwar Ibrahim.

Meanwhile, Philippines is due to hold its 2013 general election on May 13. Unlike Najib, Acquino’s position is not at risk, but even so he cannot afford to be seen to be soft on Muslim interests. However, political watchers say the Philippine president also does not want to antagonize Najib, who can undermine the ongoing Moro peace process.

As for the embattled Najib, he is pulling out all stops to cover up the Amalilio scandal partly to appease Musa, the Sabah Chief Minister who holds the key to the outcome of the Sabah polls where 25 seats in the federal Parliament and 60 in the state assembly are up for grabs.

“There is a high level of conspiracy in the whole matter involving Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman, who is Amalilio’s uncle, and the Malaysian authorities in the matter. The bigger crime was carried out in Philippines and Amalilio should therefore not be held here in Malaysia,” said Tian.

Lack of credibility

Indeed, the entire episode has been shrouded with controversy and it is difficult for the Malaysian side to appear credible given the slew of conflicting statements issued by their authorities including Sabah police chief Hamza Taib, who had staunchly rejected the claim that Amalilio was related to Musa.

Yet days after the official denial from the police, Anwar’s statement that he knew “for a fact” Amalilio was related to Musa forced the Chief Minister to finally admit the connection.

“Yes, his mother is Musa’s first cousin. Amalilio’s real name is Kamal bin Sa’ad, born in Beaufort, Sabah. The mother is Zubaidah Omar, cousin of Chief Minister Musa Aman. Haji Aman (Musa’s father) and Haji Omar (Zubaidah’s father) are brothers,” Anwar had detailed.

Sabah police were also accused of lying over the circumstances of Amalilio’s arrest, when they claimed that he had nothing to do with the Ponzi scam in the Philippines that had led President Acquino to order his arrest.

Amalilio was tracked down in an Interpol operation and was due to be brought back to face his accusers by agents of the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation. However, Sabah police arrested Amalilio on January 25 at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, stopping Amalilio from boarding a Cebu Pacific plane, accusing him of obtaining a false Philippine passport.

Days later, a Malaysian Magistrate’s Court hurriedly and controversially sentenced Amalilio to two years in prison for fraudulently obtaining a Philippine passport. Malaysian prosecutors identified Amalilio as 47-year-old Malaysian citizen Mohammad Kamal Sa’ad, prompting talk that this was yet another high-level Umno maneuver to block his deportation.

“He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in jail,” said Subang MP Sivarasa, who urged Najib not to delay in ordering a thorough probe.

The Musa-Anifah-Gani trinity?

However, it looks like Najib is determined to support Musa, who is also backed up by Malaysia’s powerful Attorney-General Gani Patail.

According to Philippines portal  Inquirer, Gani issued a statement a day ago confirming that the Philippine Embassy had requested for Amalilio’s extradition. Gani said Amalilio was a Malaysian citizen, and as such, would not be handed over to the Philippine authorities. He also placed a freeze on all Amalilio’s assets in Malaysia.

“This looks like the Sabah trinity at work again. They are polluting Malaysia’s image and making us the laughing stock of the world by disrespcting our own laws,” PKR senior leader Tan Kee Kwong told Malaysia Chronicle, referring to Musa, his brother Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and Gani who have often been accused of political collusion. and corruption cover-ups.

“By supporting Musa Aman, Najib is also making a monkey of everyone especially Amalilio’s victims who have lost thousands of pesos and ringgit. This is pure greed for money and lust for power.”

Most of the victims were poor Muslim families

It must be noted that Philippine Justice Secretary Leila de Lima had previously stated that Amalilio was a Filipino citizen and that he had a Philippine-issued birth certificate, passport and even National Bureau of Investigation clearance.

Not only have Philippine investors been cheated of their savings but hundreds of Malaysians including high-profile leaders in Musa’s own Umno-BN coalition have “been hit” investing in Amalilio’s pyramid scheme.

Not many have spoken up so far but in the days ahead, leaders including the likes of Jeffrey Kitiangan are expected to tell of their own experiences in having been duped by Amalilio.

“Najib, Musa and Gani seem to be using the Malaysian citizenship issue get the support and sympathy of the Malay-Muslims on this scandal. They are trying use the argument that Amalilio is a citizen as an excuse not to deport him to Philippines which is Christian-majority. This is pathetic,” said Tian.

“Firstly, Malay-Muslims here must take note that the majority of Amalilio’s victims were poor Muslim families in the Philippines south, not the Christians. Secondly, not only Filipinos were cheated, many Sabahans including prominent politicians here also fell for his scheme. So don’t try to incite Muslim-Christian animosity or play the patriotism card just to hide what is purely a crime of corruption and greed for money.

Money the real reason behind refusal to deport Amililio

Indeed the fight is more than just bringing Amalilio to justice in Manila. It is over the 12 billion pesos he allegedly swindled through his Aman Futures Group – believed to be mostly intact and perhaps in Malaysian accounts as he was found in Sabah state.

“Even if Amalilio had been using a fake passport, there is no reason why Gani and Najib cannot deport him to face trial for the Ponzi scam which is obviously the larger crime as it involves so many ordinary people,” said Tian.

“Furthermore, what guarantee do the Philippine authorities have that unscrupulous people won’t tamper with Amalilio’s cash. If Malaysian authorities can suddenly U-turn and stop him from boarding his plane, if they can convict and sentence him to jail so quickly, how can Amalilio’s victims be sure they won’t tamper with his bank account?s” asked Tian.

While in Philippines, Tian, Sivarasa and Darell were met by an anxious press, eager to nose out the latest details on how the Malaysian authorities would respond to the scandal.

“We promise the Filipino victims and the public that as MPs we are committed to help and insist that justice must be done for all who have suffered as a result of investing in Amalilio’s scam,” Tian said.

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“We promise the Filipino victims and the public that as MPs we are committed to help and insist that justice must be done for all who have suffered as a result of investing in Amalilio’s scam,” Tian Chang (aka Tuian Chua MP for Batu) said.

This is rubbish. Chua Tian Chang has much like Hannah Yeoh should get Tian Chang’s DAP idiots to keep their GE12 promises and leave international issues to the Foreign Ministry. This is none of Tian Chang’s or any local political party’s business, ESPECIALLY when 90% of GE12 Manifestos have not been fulfilled. Oh and TIAN CHANG (aka Tuan Chua)? GTFO of Dewan after 2 terms so that you do not earn more than 2 million of the taxpayer monies and others have a chance to do the same, PREFERABLY for 1 term. Can’t wait to see 3rd Force take over from this lot of LIARS, no thinking voter would accept the presence of such people who pretend everything is fine, attacking onm Foreign Ministry issues like crocodiles when the people suffer apartheid and bad laws, but not protest when Lim Guan Eng asks for 750K of funeral funds of the taxpayer monies, not ask their bosses to keep GE12 manifestos then divert the voters attention with 99% unrelated issues on pro-Opposition MSM – the Foreign Ministry would say . . . KEEP YOUR GE12 PROMISES (or at very least NOT TO LIE). Do you know what Local Council Elections and Declaration of Assets or Term Limited are ‘Tian Chang’ (aka Tian Chang . . . hmm why the name switch, did CHUA TIAN CHANG anger a ‘nasty’?)? Shame on Tian Chang (aka Tian Chua) for not declaring assets!

BTW, some people have Phillipino relatives, that does not mean ANYTHING to the ethical and equitable minded or those that expect campaign promises to be kept. NEPOTISM supporting and lousy politicians please GTFO of the Dewan, that means Tian Chang (aka Tian Chua) as well! GTFO!!!

Malaysian Chronicle, Tian Chua’s (original name Chuan Tian Chang) junk news portal

http://theunspinners.blogspot.com/2013/01/malaysian-chronicle-tian-chuas-junk.html

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Ba’ Kelalan natives take army to court – Hornbill Unleashed – February 7, 2013

The Malaysian Armed Forces which is constructing a RM42 million controversial road linking Ba’ Kelalan to Bario is ignoring local concerns over river pollution and livelihoods affected.

The highland Ba’Kelalan community has finally filed a court injunction against the Malaysian Armed Forces and contractors to restrain them from continuing the construction of the 75km-long Ba’ Kelalan-Bario road after efforts to resolve the matter amicably failed.

The case was filed by Messrs Kho and Partners and will be heard on Feb 18 in the High Court in Miri.

The Malaysian Royal Army Engineers Regiment began work on the RM42 million road on Oct 1 last year.

Ba’ Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian said the community’s application to the court was based on four key points which were:

That the road project is illegal and/or improper as there was no approval from the state government of Sarawak which has the jurisdiction over land in Sarawak;

That there was no extinguishment of Native Customary Rights (NCR) over any of the area of lands or the route where the road would be constructed as required under the provisions of the Sarawak Land Code;

That there was no Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report carried out by the relevant authorities as required under the environmental laws and as such the project is unlawful;

That the proposed route for the road will definitely affect the water catchment area of Sungai Muda, Sungai Kelalan and/or possibly Sungai Kumap which were the sources of clean water for the residents of Ba’ Kelalan and their wet paddy fields and that this will result in permanent loss or damage to the whole community.

Bian, who is the Sarawak PKR chief, is also hoping that the Bukit Mas MP Henry Sum Agong will attend the hearing. Ba’ Kelalan falls under the Bukit Mas parliamentary constituency.

SONY DSC“In this case I will be a witness in support of the people. In fact, I have prepared an affidavit in support of the suit against the proponents of the project.

“Let it be known again that the action to take this matter to court is not because the people of Ba’ Kelalan do not want development or projects, but if a project is not beneficial to the people, they have the right to oppose it,” he said.

People are disillusioned

Bian was responding to Sum Agong’s reportedly “interesting” summation that the natives in Ba’ Kelalan might return to the Barisan Nasional fold out of frustration with the opposition’s unfulfilled promises.

“Let me remind Sum Agong that the reason the opposition won the seat was that the folks became aware that the BN government, despite being given 50 years to govern, was not interested in fulfilling the promises made over and over again.

“In fact, the people all over Malaysia are disillusioned by the BN’s mismanagement and widespread corruption.

“Consider infrastructure. Why is it that the caring BN government, after all these years, has not given us a decent and safe highway to drive on?

“In the Ba’ Kelalan area, why do the people have to put up with sub-standard roads which become riddled with enormous potholes within six months of completion?” he asked.

Bian asked Sum Agong what he has done to address these problems, as he is an MP and attends Parliament ostensibly to speak up for the people of Lawas, which encompasses Ba’ Kelalan.

“I also wish to ask him what he is doing now to help the people of Ba’ Kelalan who are trying to re-route the Bario-Ba’ Kelalan road project to protect their pristine water catchment areas, after the people met him and explained their predicament.

“I have been informed that the rivers, which the people were so concerned about, are now polluted.”

“I have tried to negotiate amicably with the army, which is building the road but it has ignored the concerns of the people and is riding roughshod over the locals, in an arrogant manner which Sarawakians find very offensive,” he said, pointing out that the army is continuing to clear the land and is guarding the worksite round the clock.

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WHO CAN ARGUE AGAINST AN OCCUPATION ARMY?

Wake up people!- why would the Malayan Colonial Occupation Army need our permission to anything?

They invaded our country in 1963 and fought against Sarawak freedom fighters who opposed “Malaysia” as a neo-colonial plan to re-colonise us.

If 50 years have not proved the truth of this opposition, then we deserve another 50 years of the military occupation by Malaya.

So you can understand that we have no freedom with the fake “independence in Malaysia” and we are just Malayan colonial subjects.

That is why they still need to keep their army in Sarawak to “protect” us from freeing ourselves!

Comment by ANTI-MALAYAN COLONIALISM! — February 7, 2013 @ 7:18 AM | Reply

Rabble rouser or true?

ARTICLE 11

Ronnie Liu’s aide resigns, citing dissatisfaction – Friday, 08 February 2013 16:05

GEORGE TOWN – The Selangor exco Ronnie Liu’s special assistant Jafrei Nordin has announced his resignation with immediate effect after voicing his dissatisfaction towards his boss Ronnie and the DAP party.

Jafrei made the announcement with the presence of Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng at around 10.50am at the latter’s residence in Silverton today.

When asked why he chose Penang to announce his resignation instead of in Selangor, the shaken Jafrei pointed out that he was worried about his family’s safety as it would be a big implication after his resignation.

“That’s why I contacted my friend (Tan) and ask for his permission to hold a press conference in Penang today,” the nervous-looking Jafrei told a press conference early this morning.

Jafrei added that he will be submitting his resignation letter in a couple of days.

Throughout the press conference, Jafrei who was appointed by Liu in 2008, said his resignation was due to loss of confidence towards Liu and that he has a deep disappointment after Liu had failed to explain the various allegations of graft and misuse of power against him.

Jafrei claimed that Liu and Selangor DAP had no respect over PAS and PKR in the state as he alleged there were intentions by certain quarters inside the party to unseat the two parties, which as a result, the state DAP could hold on as a dominant party in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

He also alleged that he knows every single plan by Liu and state DAP to undermine PAS and PKR, including plans to persuade Malay leaders such as prominent lawyer Datuk Zaid Ibrahim to contest under DAP ticket in the upcoming 13th general election.

“This will ensure that DAP could form a new state government in Selangor and sideline PKR candidate to become Mentri Besar.”

Jafrei who is also DAP activist since 2004 claimed that Liu and other DAP leaders had even labelled current Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as “Khalid Gagap” (Nervous Khalid).

He also claimed that DAP had been using their “election specialist” in shifting their target from UMNO to PAS as the party believes Barisan Nasional (BN) would lose up in the election battle anyway, therefore makes PAS the more relevant target for now.

Meanwhile, Liu has denied that Jafrei was his special assistant as he had already terminated one who was holding the position under his portfolio.

“He is talking nonsense and a liar,” Liu said when contacted today questioning why Jafrei held a press conference in Penang if he was indeed Liu’s special assistant.

He alleged that Jafrei had secretly printed a business card to prove that he was Liu’s assistant.

Liu added that he had also maintained a very good relationship with the state PAS members and even with the Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

-thesundaily

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Barisan should just grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;and be done with ALL thes Pakatan morons. Otherwise vote 3rd force!

ARTICLE 12

‘High property prices due to Pakatan policies’ – Saturday, 09 February 2013 Super Admin – Athi Shankar, FMT

Penang developers now have to pay the state government three times more dues than under BN.

GEORGE TOWN: Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng has blamed the inflated property prices in Penang on the Pakatan Rakyat state government’s policies.

He said the exorbitant increase in developer contribution for not building low-medium cost (LMC) units and in development charges for increase in build-up plot ratio were the main causes for the unscrupulous property price hike in the island state.

Under the urban housing policy, he said the developer must pay contributions to the local government for not building the pre-conditioned 30 per cent unit of LMCs in a housing development scheme.

“The government will then bear the responsibility to build the affordable housing,” Tan told newsmen here yesterday.

Since Pakatan took over Penang five years ago, he said the LMC contribution charge has leapt to RM120,000 per unit, three times up from previous RM40,000 per unit under Barisan Nasional pre-2008 rule.

For instance, he said a developer has to fork RM3.6 million per 100-residential unit if they chose not to constructing 30 LMCs now.

Previously they would have paid RM120,000.

For an increase in build-up plot ratio rate, a developer has to pay RM15psf for the extra units. Previously it was RM5psf.

Increase in costs

Citing an example, Tan said if a developer increased the build-up per plot ratio from 15-units per acre to 87 – units per acre, the developer would have to pay some RM930,000 for the extra 62 units. This was based on RM15 x 1000sf per unit x 62-unit.

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The racists among Malays deserve this treatment but not the non-racist Malays. This price raise from DAP is intended to raise cost of living so that the Malays who are very likely, though not unjustifiably, blocked from commerce in Penang’s minority dominated business sectors will find living in Penang impossible.

ARTICLE 13

WE WANT ANSWERS! Why were M’sian students forced into sex work in Australia? – Saturday, 09 February 2013 13:29

KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysian women are demanding answers after a group of 6 students who had traveled to Australia on student visas were reportedly forced to perform sex acts as payment for their visas.

Reports have surfaced that 6 students were told that in order to pay off their debts they would be required to work as sex workers in Australia, which has left many in the Southeast Asian country livid and calling on the government to explain how this came to happen.

“This is disgusting and we demand the government take full action with Australia in order to ensure that our youth are protected when they travel abroad,” 41-year-old social worker Amina Yussif in Kuala Lumpur told Bikyanews.com.

“We have a sex trade problem already in this country and for this type of acts to be forced on our young women is despicable and scars any relationship we have with Australia,” she added.

According to reports, the woman accused of running a Sydney brothel, Chee Mei Wong, 37, told the women who were held in alleged “sexual servitude” that they had to do it to pay off the debts they incurred in going to Australia, a court heard yesterday.

Wong pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual servitude and six counts of breaching visas, including exploiting workers, reported the Australian Associated Press.

At the opening day of her trial in the NSW District Court in Sydney, it was alleged that Wong ran the Diamonds brothel in Willoughby in Sydney’s north between August 2008 and 2010.

She is also known as Yoko.

She allegedly employed six women of Indian background, who were recruited in Malaysia.

Unfortunately, this is not the first instance of Malaysian women being forced into the sex trade while abroad, or even at home.

Women’s rights advocates have repeatedly told Bikyanews.com over the past few months that police must do more to ensure that women are not being forced into the sex trade or illegal pornographic filming.

“We have seen a number of Chinese women forced to make sex films and work as sex workers in the country because the demand continues to rise,” social worker Usmanah Mahammad, who works with former sex workers in Kuala Lumpur, told Bikyanews.com.

She said that the recent revelation of such “dens” in Ipoh and elsewhere are a sign that paying for sex is on the rise.

Police have responded and over the weekend raided on of the dens in Ipoh, where they confirmed to Bikyanews.com scary details of what occurs inside.

According to police reports, visitors are able to “choose a girl and have sex with her.”

-BN

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Could well be that some of the women were trying to save face when caught as well as avoid being put in jail by claiming being trafficked. The authorities would easily believe the sob stories.

ARTICLE 14

Malvinas cause in another dead alley – by Vicente Palermo – Thursday, February 14th 2013 – 01:02 UTC

The international resolutions which Argentina appeals to support its claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands are not definitive on the sovereignty issue, and do not ignore the rights of the Falkland Islanders, argues an Argentine scientific researcher and member of the Argentine Political Club who published an opinion article in Buenos Aires daily Clarin.

Secretary General Ban KI-moon: Security Council members are not violating any relevant UN resolutions Secretary General Ban KI-moon: Security Council members are not violating any relevant UN resolutions

Vicente Palermo under the heading of “Malvinas cause in another dead alley” points out that Argentina has overlooked some recent events and parts of the original UN legislation on decolonization, which suffer of an ‘incurable’ ambiguity.

In November last year UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was hopeful the UK would accept his good offices and retake discussions with Argentina on the Malvinas question but also indicated that he did not believe permanent members of the Security Council were violating relevant UN resolutions.

Likewise “the impression is that people living under those conditions should have certain level of capacities to decide their own future, and this is the main criteria from the main UN bodies: achieving independence or having certain degree of self government in their territories. I don’t think it is an issue of abuse or violation of relevant UN resolutions”, said the UN chief.

But the Argentine rhetoric on Malvinas, repeated to exhaustion by Foreign minister Hector Timerman in London insists in two arguments relative to the UN.

First, the UN resolutions suggest more than affirm, that Argentina is right in the Malvinas core dispute: Malvinas are Argentine and the colonial power must sit and discuss with Argentina the terms of its withdrawal and restitution of the Islands.

Second: those resolutions are contrary to any Islanders participation in which they can express their wishes because it is an implanted population. Their interests must be considered but by the two exclusive parts of the negotiation.

However Ban Ki-moon direct statements show these arguments are false, and why following on them only helps Argentina get into a dead-end alley, as we are currently with the Malvinas question.

The first argument is false simply by reading UN Resolution 1514 from December 1960 referred to concession of independence to colonial peoples, which in Article II states that “All peoples have the right to self-determination and in virtue of that right can freely determine their political condition and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development”.

Likewise Article V says that “Immediate steps shall be taken, in Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories or all other territories which have not yet attained independence, to transfer all powers to the peoples of those territories, without any conditions or reservations, in accordance with their freely expressed will and desire, without any distinction as to race, creed or colour, in order to enable them to enjoy complete independence and freedom”.

Finally Article VI says that any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations

It is hard to find in all this something that looks like the acknowledgement of Argentine sovereignty over the Malvinas. If there is a territorial dispute, which consensus is to determine if in the case under analysis national unity and territorial integrity are being broken up?

This determination is the core of the dispute, not something that can be taken for granted. The same can be said about the articles referred to self determination: it is the status of the Malvinas population that is the object of controversy.

Of course the strong argument of the Argentine Malvinas orthodoxy is the famous Resolution 2065, specifically referred to the Malvinas, which undoubtedly is more than favourable for Argentina’s aspirations. But again this does not mean at all recognition of sovereignty or exclusion of the wishes of the Islanders.

To start with the resolution takes notice of the existence of a dispute between the governments of Argentina and the UK…regarding the sovereignty of the Islands. This is a bit contradictory: a sovereignty dispute on the one side, and the consideration of the case as one of colonialism, thus gives sense to what follows: resume without delay negotiations and doing it taking into account resolution 1514, as well as the wishes of the population from the Islands.

The resolution undoubtedly suffers of an incurable ambiguity.

But there is no way to understand how it comes out in favour of Argentina in the core of the dispute. And of course regarding the Islanders it is useless to search for an indication that their wishes should or should not be considered.

It can be said that the parties involved in the negotiations are two, but nothing impedes those parts from calling a third party to make it a three-side discussion.

Finally we have resolution 31/49 approved December first 1976 that in article II calls on both sides “to abstain from adopting decisions which mean the introduction of unilateral modifications while the Islands are in the recommended process”, and which has been ignored in reiteration by both Argentina and the UK.

And the crassest of those examples is the 1982 military invasion. The British have found an argument to embark on a unilateral process, which is difficult to reverse.

(*) Chief researcher at Conicet and member of the Argentine Political Club
Conicet is the Argentine national council for scientific and technical research

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Please study several articles on this issue and why the UN resolution is WRONG. Perhaps BRICS and NAM should pledge to support Argentina’s territorial integrety. As mentioned before these ethnic English are free to be as exclusionary as they wish of Argentinian culture. But to demand that Malivinas be allowed to secede? No way. In that case the Chinese shoukld just send lots of citizens to wherever and demand China’s socereignty over the place. This would be soft colonization, which is still colonization, unless the breakdown of antire nations is intended by the UN when even apartheid in countries like Malaysia is unaddressed, no reason why non-apartheid countries like Argentina should submit to such UN resolutions. How about handling Malaysia’s Apartheid of Bumiputera first Ban Ki Moon? Malvinas has both EEZ and non-discrimination as a defense, Malaysia’s Sabah and Sarawak as well as Penang and a few microstate sized cities does not, yet Ban Ki Moon remains silent about Malaysia’s apartheid. Whats wrong with the UN? BRICS and NAM ready to defend the rights of Argentina and Malaysia’s 40% super-minority?

ARTICLE 15

The grim reality of our abattoirs: Grisly image from inside Somerset slaughterhouse at centre of danger drug probe shows brutal last seconds of pony’s life – by Sean Poulter – PUBLISHED: 23:54 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:32 GMT, 15 February 2013

LJ Potter of Taunton kills 63 horses a week
Owner Stephen Potter sells his horsemeat through 50 butchers in Calais
Meat from three of the six horses containing bute have been sold and eaten
The meat from the second three has been recalled

This is the grisly scene played out every day inside the Somerset slaughterhouse which sent six horses containing danger drug bute into the human food chain.

A slaughterman balances a rifle against the pony’s head and pulls the trigger. The animal flails on the ground and is then winched on to the production line where her throat is cut with a razor sharp knife, severing the carotid artery.

The company LJ Potter of Taunton kills 63 horses a week using this method, with the carcasses shipped to France for food.

Last seconds: This is the grisly scene played out every day inside the Somerset slaughterhouse which sent six horses containing danger drug bute into the human food chain

The business is run by Stephen Potter, who said he sells his horsemeat through 50 butchers in the Calais area.

Meat from three of the six horses found to contain the anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone, known as bute, has been sold and eaten, while meat from the second three has been recalled.

Mr Potter said he bought ponies, thoroughbreds and riding stable horses that are old or injured.

‘People come to us to dispose of their horses because they feel we do it very well,’ he said.

‘We wish to produce meat that is wholesome, nutritious, good value and, most importantly, safe.

‘We firmly believe that the humane destruction of horses for the human food chain has an important role to play in ensuring horse welfare, as otherwise unwanted horses would be left to enter a downward spiral to neglect.’

The details have triggered a fierce political row, with Labour accusing the government of ‘catastrophic complacency’ in its handling of the horsemeat scandal.

Grisly: LJ Potter of Taunton kills 63 horses a week using this method, with the carcasses shipped to France for food. The business is run by Stephen Potter, pictured. This is a file picture

Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, Mary Creagh, warned ministers of the danger of bute contamination on January  24, however horses containing the drug continued to be slaughtered and exported for food.

It was not until this week that a new regime, which stops horsemeat being sold until tests show it is negative for bute, was introduced.

She challenged food minister David Heath in the Commons yesterday, saying: ‘We must make sure horsemeat intended for humans is not contaminated with bute, it really is as simple as that.

‘So why did you not act immediately when I raised this issue three weeks ago in this House?’

She added: ‘It’s astonishing. We were in the middle of a horsemeat adulteration scandal, this is just catastrophic complacency from you.’

Mr Heath said the government is working with the French authorities to track the British horse carcasses killed at Mr Potter’s abattoir.

He also insisted that Britain is leading the way in getting European co-operation to track down the criminals responsible for the scandal.
Slaughterer: Mr Potter, pictured, said he sells his horsemeat through 50 butchers in the Calais area. This is a file picture

Slaughterer: Mr Potter, pictured, said he sells his horsemeat through 50 butchers in the Calais area. This is a file picture

‘We have probably the biggest investigation that has ever been conducted across Europe into criminal behaviour, going on at the instigation of this Government,’ said Mr Heath.

He described Britain’s role as a ‘quite remarkable achievement in a very short time’.

Throughout the crisis, ministers have argued the horsemeat contamination is a matter of food fraud rather than a health risk.

News that British horses containing bute have entered the food chain suggests these were premature.

In theory, high doses, far more than would be present in a horsemeat burger, can induce blood disorders, including aplastic anaemia.

This means the bone marrow stops making enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets for the body, putting people at risk of life-threatening infections.

However, the Government’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, yesterday insisted any risk to consumers is small.

‘Horsemeat containing phenylbutazone – bute- presents a very low risk to human health,’ she said.

Row: Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, Mary Creagh, right, warned ministers of the danger of bute contamination on January  24. She challenged food minister David Heath, left, in the Commons yesterday

‘At the levels of bute that have been found, a person would have to eat 500 – 600 one hundred per cent horsemeat burgers a day to get close to consuming a human’s daily dose.

And it passes through the system fairly quickly, so it is unlikely to build up in our bodies.

‘In patients who have been taking phenylbutazone as a medicine there can be serious side effects but these are rare. It is extremely unlikely that anyone who has eaten horse meat containing bute will experience one of these side effects.’

Mr Potter did not respond to calls asking about his methods and where the six horses were sent in France.

Speaking in 2007, he defended what he does, saying: ‘We will all be old at some point and may spend our later years in great discomfort, horses are the same.

‘The horses are handled in a stress-free manner, by professional people and despatched with the minimum of fuss. None of us could ask for anything better than that.’

A Yorkshire abattoir owner, Peter Boddy, has been accused of providing horses to a factory in Wales where they were passed off a beef and turned into burgers and kebabs.

Mr Boddy is contracted to remove fatally injured horses from racecourses, including Aintree and the Grand National.

Yesterday, the racing authorities said measures are in place to ensure horses killed on the track cannot be sold for food.
VIDEO Outrage in Commons as MPs debate European withdrawal of horse meat

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So in a place like Malaysia, probably human flesh could well be found in burgers as well. Pass the Gorean Sugu-burgers?

ARTICLE 16

Hove murder : Heavy object killed homeless Lee Williams who had been living in an archway in Hove for about a year –  13 February 2013 Last updated at 21:08 GMT

‘Vicious attack’ left man dead

A homeless man who was murdered in what police have described as a “brutal, vicious and sustained attack” with a heavy object has been named.

Lee Williams, 45, who was originally from Hastings, was found dead next to the Hove pitch and putt on Monday.

He died from severe injuries to his face and head caused by a heavy object, post-mortem tests revealed.

Det Ch Insp Ian Pollard, from Sussex Police, said Mr Williams also suffered multiple fractures to his ribs.

He said: “We believe Lee was living in Hove for about a year and had a few friends within the homeless community but on the whole he was quite a private person.”
Police remain at scene

He said Mr Williams was an alcoholic and had been living in an archway under the promenade looking on to the pitch and putt course.

The rough sleeper had been a regular at the Thursday night soup kitchen near the Peace Statue next to Hove Lawns, and bought his beer from the Londis store next to the Alibi pub on Kingsway, he added.

Officers have not established the time of the attack but believe Mr Williams was last seen on Sunday morning.

Det Ch Insp Pollard said: “Lee suffered a brutal, vicious and sustained attack causing multiple injuries to his face, head and body. We need to find whoever did this to him and bring them to justice – they should not be allowed to get away with this.”
Police at scene Specialist officers have searched the area and forensic tests are still taking place

He urged anyone who knew Mr Williams or had seen him, or knew of any reason why someone would want to kill him, to contact the force.

He also said members of the homeless community who may not feel comfortable talking to the police could contact officers in strict confidence.

Earlier, police said the murder scene near Western Esplanade would remain cordoned off until the end of the week.

A large number of items such as food, drink, bedding and clothing had been found where he lived and each item was being forensically examined.

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Why should there be any homeless at all? Is there any unused state land the homeless can build homes and do  subsistence farming on? Whats wrong with England and England’s lawmakers? This article’s matter of fact tone also bothers. Are the homeless so normalized ESPECIALLY when there is unused state land that they could be allowed to use for subsistence farming or live on? If the country belongs to everyone, then the homeless ALSO own in equal share all the plantation and mineral wealth or unused land which they could access to build homes and cultivate subsistence on. If a person has a nation, they are entitled equally, maybe the voters and the homeless do not know how, but this is simple. Vote in MPs that will pass laws for the above suggestion. Assign ALL homeless land to cultivate and live on. End of problem.

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ARTICLE 1

Revealed: Pret a Manger’s bizarre ‘emotional labour’ rules for workers who are told to ‘be happy’, touch each other and NEVER act moody – by Kerry Mcdermott – PUBLISHED: 17:14 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:48 GMT, 2 February 2013

Pret staff must ‘be charming’, ‘have presence’, and create a ‘sense of fun’
Employees should not ‘annoy people’ or be ‘moody’ or ‘bad-tempered’
Mystery shoppers visit weekly to ensure ‘Pret behaviours’ are on show

Details have emerged of a regime of ‘enforced happiness’ at Pret A Manger, where staff earning little more than the minimum wage are monitored to ensure they are relentlessly cheerful behind the counter.

The bizarre ‘emotional labour’ rules mean employees of the popular sandwich chain are expected to be ‘charming’, to ‘have presence’, and to ‘care about other people’s happiness’, and should never be ‘moody’, or ‘just here for the money’.

Mystery shoppers visit branches every week to ensure all staff are displaying ‘Pret perfect’ behaviour.
Pret perfect! The ideal employee ‘cares about other people’s happiness’ and is not ‘just here for the money’, according to a list of Pret ‘behaviours’ that has been removed from the chain’s website

Pret perfect! The ideal employee ‘cares about other people’s happiness’ and is not ‘just here for the money’, according to a list of Pret ‘behaviours’ that has been removed from the chain’s website

While ‘friendly’ and tactile employees who high-five colleagues as encouragement and ‘create a sense of fun’ would be welcomed by the chain, Pret does not want to see a team-member who doesn’t interact with others or ‘minces words’.

The firm’s chief executive, Clive Schee, has previously said that whenever he visits a Pret branch the first thing he checks is whether staff are touching one another, declaring: ‘I can almost predict sales on body language alone’.

CEO: Clive Schee has said he checks to see whether staff are touching each other when he visits Pret branches

If staff at a Pret branch get a positive report after a visit from a mystery shopper, the whole team gets a bonus. But should the visitor encounter an employee who is insufficiently ‘enthusiastic’, or worse, ‘bad-tempered’, everybody misses out.

Details of the chain’s list of ‘Pret perfect’ behaviours emerged online after an essay in the London Review of Books exposed its reliance on ‘affective’ or emotional labour, a term used to describe work carried out with the aim of producing a – usually positive – emotional response in a person.

It flagged up the list of more than 50 ‘behaviours’ drawn up by the chain as part of its efforts to ensure its staff make customers feel good when they visit a store.

It appears the list, which included 17 things Pret ‘don’t want to see’, 18 they ‘want to see’, and 17 under the heading ‘Pret perfect!’, has since been taken down from the firm’s website.

Pret said its guidelines are for internal use only.

A spokesman for Pret said: ‘The reason guidelines are not published on the website is that they are for internal use for staff and the website is an external facing platform for communications with customers.’

Pret’s policy also raised eyebrows in the U.S., where another blog post on Newrepublic.com said of the list: ‘Pret doesn’t merely want its employees to lend their minds and bodies; it wants their souls too.’

Pret came under scrutiny after an employee who was sacked from the branch at York Way, near St Pancras Station, towards the end of last year, for making homophobic comments towards a colleague. Andrej Stopa appealed, claiming the real reason he was fired was because he had spearheaded the establishment of an independent union for Pret workers.

‘This member of staff was dismissed for bullying and homophobic behaviour,’ said Pret spokesman Keith Beech.

‘He went through the appeals process and it was decided in Pret’s favour.’

Mr Beech pointed out that the independent union for Pret workers, Pamsu, had fewer than ten members, and added that employees were free to join any union they chose.

He said the practice of sending mystery shoppers to visit Pret branches was well-established.

‘They send people to go into each shop and make sure that customers are being looked after,’ he said.

He added that it was a way of giving Pret staff cash incentives to provide good customer service.

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Very good work ethic most customers would appreciate, very upper crust (excepting the touch each other part) but selling of soul label (and becoming a mass mind as opposed to seperate individuals – touch each other? only for hive minded insects . . . ) is right especially to customers who are less refined. The waiters are now on permanent acting stint when working at PAM. Probably only the most Orwell inclined and socially immobile people can handle this. Perhaps the company should simply have all serving staff use speakers with pre-recorded voices AND smiling masks instead. In lieu of ‘touching’, how about chain-gang chains. Sensitive customers would find the staff psychologically touchy feely if the are ‘broadcasting cheer’ all over the place. Presence could be broadcast at sub aural levels in such outets instead of the staff ‘broadcasting’. Or use robots posing as humans after a period of trial with the masked and voice synthesized humans.

ARTICLE 2

Indiana couple fights charges over rescuing injured baby deer – published January 30, 2013 – Associated Press

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. –  Jeff Counceller says a dying fawn he found on someone’s porch three years ago surely wouldn’t have lived had he and his wife not nursed it back to health on their eastern Indiana farm. The Connersville police officer insists they had no clue that they could be breaking the law.

The couple’s good deed put them at odds with the state Department of Natural Resources, and prosecutors earlier this month charged Jeff and Jennifer Counceller with illegal possession of a white-tailed deer, a misdemeanor that carries up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Counceller said they plan to fight the charges, even though it might be cheaper and easier to just pay the fine. If their burgeoning legion of online supporters is any indication, public opinion is very much on the couple’s side.

Counceller told The Indianapolis Star that he found the deer in 2010 curled up on a front porch with maggot-infested puncture wounds, so he brought it back to his family’s 17-acre farm to try to save it. The couple named the fawn Dani and kept it in a fenced enclosure.

Jeff Counceller said he and his wife didn’t know it was illegal to keep the deer, and that returning it to the wild when they were told to do so “would have been a death sentence.”

A probable cause affidavit said Jennifer Counceller told a conservation officer that she eventually realized she needed a permit to keep the deer, but didn’t contact officials because she realized they would “put it down.”

Jeff Counceller didn’t immediately respond to a Tuesday phone message left by The Associated Press seeking comment. Jennifer Counceller’s voicemail wasn’t accepting new messages.

DNR spokesman Lt. Bill Browne said the agency had received a lot of phone calls and email about the charges, but he declined to comment about the case and instead referred the AP to the agency’s claims in the court documents.

The deer’s story went viral online this week after a sympathetic Indianapolis man, John Waudby, set up a Facebook page to rally support for the Councellers.

“I heard about it early Saturday morning when I got home,” said Waudby, a 41-year-old warehouse worker. “I saw it on the news and was outraged. I was like, you’ve got to be kidding me.”

“They’re not criminals. They were trying to do the right thing,” he added.

The Facebook page, “Drop Charges Against Connersville Police Officer,” had more than 15,000 “likes” by mid-afternoon Tuesday and was growing by about 1,000 an hour. Waudby said he had hoped to reach perhaps 1,000 local people to put pressure on prosecutors to drop the charges, but was receiving responses from as far away as Argentina and Australia. He was also circulating an online petition and by noon, the petition had topped 8,000 signatures. More than 135 people had signed up online to attend the Councellers’ trial on March 7 in Fayette County.

“It’s like a wildfire that you just can’t stop at this point,” Waudby said, adding that he’s only slept for about 10 hours, total, in the three days since launching his online campaign.

The Councellers said they had intended to release the deer once it was strong enough to survive on its own. They tried to find it a home at animal rescue operations, petting zoos and deer farms, but no one would take it. According to court records, Jeff Counceller texted a conservation officer and urged DNR not to kill the deer, saying “”it’s not the deer’s fault.”

Last summer, the deer vanished on the day that the DNR planned to euthanize it, following the denial of the couple’s request for a rescue permit.

The DNR website includes a section on wildlife rehabilitation that warns people who find wild animals to make sure they are really abandoned and if they are, to contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. The closest rehabilitators to Connersville are in neighboring Wayne County, according to a list on the website.

“Removing wildlife from the environment is prohibited by state regulations without a proper handling permit,” the DNR website warns, adding that most young animals that appear to be abandoned don’t require help. “Wildlife can carry diseases and parasites that can be transmitted to humans, it is best to leave them alone,” the website adds.

Kathleen Hershey, president of Utopia Wildlife, a wildlife rehabilitation center near Hope in south-central Indiana, said even though the Councellers meant well, it’s bad for a deer to become acclimated to humans because they can become too trusting and easy prey for hunters.

“They have real serious social needs, and you can’t just raise a deer. … They have to be in with others of their kind,” she said. “It has to learn how to live in a herd and that’s where its safety is.”

Most of the Facebook posts expressed disbelief that the couple could face charges for what was perceived as a good deed, but some comments weren’t so sympathetic.

One post pointed out that the couple had exposed themselves, their children and their pets to disease carried by deer, and that the local deer population could be infected now that the animal is free.

Although lawyer’s fees would be more expensive than paying the fine, the Councellers said they plan to fight the charge.

“Sometimes, it’s not always about the DNR laws,” Jennifer Counceller told the Star. “Sometimes it’s about common sense and what’s right in God’s eyes. And that’s what I’m going to stand for.”

Waudby said he plans to attend the Councellers’ court hearings, “and I’m bringing thousands of people with me.”

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Word of law must never defeat spirit of law or a miscarriage of justice would have occured. The judge should just drop all charges and go after real criminals, not animal lovers based around technicalities.

ARTICLE 3

2014: Too Late to Leave The United States? – by Wendy McElroy – Friday, February 1, 2013

The Ex-PATRIOT Act lies like a coiled snake on a table in the U.S. Senate. The longer title of this unenacted bill from 2012 is the Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy Act. Its self-description is,

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that persons renouncing citizenship for a substantial tax avoidance purpose shall be subject to tax and withholding on capital gains, to provide that such persons shall not be admissible to the United States, and for other purposes.

The Ex-PATRIOT Act seeks to impose a perpetual exit tax and a re-entry ban on “specified expatriates.” A specified expat is anyone with a net worth of at least $2 million or a tax liability averaging at least $148,000 over the last 5 years. A renunciation of citizenship would be automatically viewed as a tax dodge. The person would need to prove his innocence to the IRS to become exempt from a permanent and annual 30% tax on all earnings from U.S. investments. The net worth level at which the tax triggered would undoubtedly sink over time and, perhaps, quickly so.

(Even the Nazis were not so extreme. Until 1941, the third Reich used the Reichsfluchtsteuer (Reich Flight Tax) to charge emigrating Jews a one-time 25 percent exit tax. Schumer wants 30% in perpetuity.)

The Ex-PATRIOT Act would also ban “former citizens” from U.S. soil unless he received a waiver. The waiver requirements are to be determined at a later date. Current expats have no legal right to return, but they are rarely banned from doing so.

The Act was introduced in May 2012 by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), read twice, and referred to the Senate Committee on Finance. It is likely to pass in 2013.

THE LIKELIHOOD OF PASSAGE

Reason #1. When the Act emerged from the Democrat-dominated Senate, John Boehner – the Republican leader in the House of Representatives — was lukewarm. He would back the Act if it was “necessary,” he stated. But he asked, is this really necessary? Since then, the two parties have feuded bitterly over a budget bill, with the Republicans accused of serving millionaires at the expense of America. The mud stuck. Boehner caved; despite a vow to never do so, he allowed taxes on millionaires to rise.

If he opposes the Ex-PATRIOT Act, Republicans will be excoriated for pandering to jet-set tax evaders. Democrats will chortle with joy. In fact, they have already played the embarrassment card. A co-sponsor of the Act challenged Boehner through a press conference, “Washington needs to work together in a bipartisan manner. I request that you introduce the Ex-PATRIOT Act in the United States House of Representatives and call for an immediate vote on this important legislation.” The political dynamic favors passage of the Act in both the Senate and the House.

Reason #2. The average trapped American is resentful of expats…and, most especially, rich ones. As long as the rate of expatriation was small, it could be dismissed as an aberration. After all, who would flee from the land of the free? That was something Europeans did. But the annual rate of expatriation has been rising sharply since Obama’s first term (2009-2012). In 2008, 231 Americas went through the complex and expensive process of officially leaving. In 2009, 750 left; in 2010, 1534; in 2011, 1782. These are official numbers from the Taxpatriate Lists published by the IRS.

The real numbers would be much, much higher. Consider a series of Zogby International polls conducted between 2005 to 2007. The polls focused on households, not individuals, and excluded households in which any member went abroad as a part of work for the government or a private company. Zogby found that “1.6 million U.S. households had already determined to relocate abroad; an additional 1.8 million households were seriously considering such a move, while 7.7 million more were ‘somewhat seriously’ contemplating it.” Zogby concluded, “If the data collected in the seven polls…are fairly representative of the current decade, then, by a modest estimate, at least 3 million U.S. citizens a year are venturing abroad.”

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This is not as bad as it seems. When American citizens strip mine USA’s finances then leave, this sort of retaliation is the same as treating an enemy combatant, a FINANCIAL combatant. This is a form of economic warfare or criminal activity. The limits on wealth sequestration or land sequestration are good for the American citizen, even if apparently communist, but taken at a limit to sequestration, say 20 million, this limit is not extreme considering that too many Americans need aid and housing or what not. We cannot have 1% people worth billions in USA while 99% are poor. This will result in a revolt or revolution and Obama has pre-empted the Socialist solution. These exit taxes are nothing to be shocked about. Even with 20 million caps on wealth Marx style, the now whittled down 1% are still wealthy beyond belief and still worth several lifetimes work. In the case of a Cultural Revolution Mao Style forcible redistribution of wealth, these billionaires would still be fine with 20 million. There might be no billionaires left, but imagine the redistribution effects on the US economy and social services! Education and medical care could be entirely free courtesy of the plutocrats and those who are running away before this happens are just plain selfish and uncaring about the 99% Americans who could die on the streets or spend decades working, or remain in debt for generations (better than foreclosures but imagine a home needing 3 generations to pay off – better to sacrifice some of the extreme Capitalism right to billionairehood with limited Marxism wealth redistribution at 20 million wealth sequestration limits which effectively means a life of luxury still and no need to work at all).

The only last thing Obama should consider is unused state land for LAND DISTRIBUTION so that people can build homes and do subsistence farming – since the country belongs to everyone, the unused state land should be accessible as well. Combined with free education and healthcare, USA will no longer have extreme wealth 1%ters with extreme poverty 99%ters. The writer Wendy McElroy did not think through the logic behind the perceived extreme taxation or supposed ill treatment of expats. These above factors make USA’s re-branding (partial Communism with a 20 million cap) quite reasonable, especially when USA is in extreme debt, though the compound interest could be scrapped by creditors who want to be ethical and not just destroy USA. Extreme Capitalism and plutocrat sequestration of wealth was USA’s creation that will destroy USA, this slight increase in taxes or 2014 time limit is in fact an economic betrayal by those leaving USA. They should stay, and not mind sharing their wealth so that USA does not go down, instead of running away with what is still USELESS FIAT.

Even religion is typified by this sort of abusive and unethical rubbish or wealth sequestration . . .

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/vatican-secret-property-empire-mussolini

ARTICLE 4

Restoration of the Feminine Spirit – by Stuart Wilde – January 14, 2013 – Feminine Spirit / Goddess, Karma / Human Shadow

I don’t do many pedophilia stories, as it is very distressing and the practice of child abuse is at epidemic proportions. The Guardian newspaper in England said a few days ago, that pedophiles are misunderstood, and a committee of psychiatrists said pedophilia is a mental disorder and that it should not be criminalized….and the Pope said pedophilia is normal, which it may be in the Vatican, but not out here in the real world.

Pornography degrades people, it carries their souls to hell, as it evokes the “slaver’s” mentality. People come to seek ever more bizarre experiences to titillate themselves with. A university in Sweden wanted to study the comparison between men who watched porno’ and those that don’t, but they could not find any men that didn’t watch porno’ for their study, so they abandoned the project.

The abuse of women goes hand in hand with porno’, because decent women are degraded into sex slaves and prostitutes in the minds of men. The French just published a report saying that watching pornography amongst French women is up by 40%. So the degradation is not only the males.

Porno’ is hard and cold, as there is no love or tenderness in it, our societies have degraded into a living hell. A woman or a male that has sex for money is a prostitute, but if they appear in a porno’ film they are no longer prostitutes, now they are actors, stars even. There is a flip in the perception of it, now what they are doing is noble and glamorous. And if pedophilia is normal, and gay sex with a stranger in public toilets, is just the lads letting of steam, and sex for money in porno’ films is just actors performing, being glamorous, and if all the decent women are reduced in the minds of men to the role of sex slaves and whores, what is left? Nothing.

In the end, the dignity of the feminine spirit has to be restored, and the children have to be protected. Softness, respect and kindness has to win. But for that to happen all the porno’ kings and queens have to be dragged off to hell and the earth swept clean.

I have come to believe over the decades, that a cataclysm will come and disinfect the world. Jesus said he would take away the sins of the world, but he never said when he would do that, or how. The churches have promoted the idea that it is the love of Jesus absolving people. In part, for a small percentage of people, that is right. But I was shown how the main way Jesus takes away the sins of the world, is he rubs out the sinners and they leave earth and return to hell.

Very few Christians know that Jesus is a great celestial warrior, closely linked to the warrior Gods, Shiva, Vishnu and Hanuman. Vishnu came to kill the ghouls and wipe away degradation, and Jesus is Vishnu. He is an incarnation of Vishnu because he is an incarnation of Krishna, and Krishna was an incarnation of Vishnu. Jesus is linked to the child in the Book of Revelation, he is the child, and the child is the Hindu God Kalki that rules the ghouls with a rod of iron for a thousand years after the Restoration. The rod of iron is not a piece of metal, it is a fractal antenna (a code) like Sierpinski’s gasket. Once that code is over the world the ghouls won’t be able to get it.

The Sierpinski Gasket–A Fractal Code

If you can avoid porno’ it’s karmically safer for you in the end. If all the child abusers, and porno kings and queens and toilet boys, were required to spend ten minutes in the hell worlds, they would be instantly cured, a white terror would fall upon them, it would be very convincing. It would help them enormously.

I’ve watched those worlds in trance for thousands of hours (4500 hours), but I never write about them in any great detail as people have to reform and come to goodness, as and when they are ready. But the worst horror film you’ve ever seen, is mild compared to the real thing in hell. In the early days, I could not watch for long as it would make me vomit, but eventually I was taught how to get over that, by withdrawing my feelings backwards somewhat. It never became nice, just my way of coping changed.

So White She’s Gold

When the feminine spirit is restored on earth, humans will be granted a great new power of perception that is hidden from them now, they will see the Gods that rescued them with their eyes open. And the animals and plants that are stunted by human degradation and the ghouls, will then thrive. You’ll see corn 12-15 feet high and plum trees so laden with fruit their branches will touch the ground. And the animals won’t get sick with human diseases like cancer any more.

There is much at stake, more than people realize. Eventually humans will, one day, take the first and only true breath they have ever taken. Porno’ and degradation go into your lungs when you walk in the street, as do various human emotions, but I think I’d better leave that for another time. Put a drop of eucalyptus oil in a basin of hot water, with a towel over your head and breath in the steam, that clears you. Bye for now.

Stuart Wilde http://www.stuartwilde.com

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The vulnerability and lack of spiritual laws, then poor spiritual upbringing (not financial or even politeness which cannot hide the ill natured viciousness in some people) is what causes this. All of the above behaviours can be harmless and even entertaining, but only if the issue of consent, then later ability to delink from those we had sex with  or the artistic demons who drag us to hell by (easier said than done but the ‘without love or tenderness’ factor is a start of a level of skill that is still insufficient without the CONSCIOUS understanding which is lacking in sex education in terms of orgies, on ‘delinking’, informed consent and sensitivity to suitable choice of partners etc..

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/04/tech/mobile/breakup-data-precautions/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7

While the whole orgy concept is fine and good for the right people, the problem is WHAT TYPE OF PERSON and the ability to discern types of persons AS WELL as to choose from respectful (or disrespectful for those sado masochists) among people, who fit the kind of partner the person likes even in groups – orgies as of now in general are a free for all and abusive against restoration of the feminine spirit even as feminism destroys the masculine spirit etc.), then also the inclination to slaver’s mentality specifically addressed with a view that these activities will be acceptable but only without an element of abuse.

In most cases the awareness is severely lacking, and in worst cases the Feminine Spirit as coined here, is harmed indelibly by a society filled with people struggling for just basic necessities even as Orwellian laws close around and oppress them all the time so that awareness of the Feminine Spirit is the last thing on most peoples’ minds. Perhaps familiarity with people who, or direct involvement with polygamists and polyandrists, do and can afford to indulge in polygamy and polyandry for a start – once reconciled and balanced and understood, then perhaps ‘swinging’ persons mixed with (not necessarily for sex but for understanding the dynamics of orgies by), can only orgies be considered or the balancing of so many energies be dynamic.

As for those who seek to be raised beyond the material or by social position necessitating that the person is to be a moral exemplar, this direction is unsuitable and should pass once a certain biological age barrier is reached, and yet having only 1 life *this is debatable*, this is something best to be experienced when emotionally young enough at the same time. Unfortunate that by the time a mind is ready to actually take on such challenges, the body has already faded or the person is already married, but this is indeed part of what they call the ‘Human Condition’. Meanwhile there is no chance for the working classes to explore much less indulge, even then the leisurely classes who may have a chance to study this supposed lack of morality and harmful behaviour as above discussed, may not find the right community after understanding the background behind sexual exchanges, especially in fundo or 3rd world educated countries.

Under fire from both family, society and psychiatric establishment, some of us personally took decades to delve into, somewhat indulge (at distance as it were, but too often in a blindsided and acrimonious or unnecessarily competitive manner) to eventually pen these few simple paragraphs on the subject, and had dealt with much abuse for years being considered immoral, a sensationalist or what not (to the point of being intentionally sabotaged in car accidents – who knows arranged by their own families – that led to some sort of psychiatric invasive procedures applied –  there is a half inch scar and gap on some of our heads where something was done, dunno what), but here are the findings if anyone would even tell me what happened : Humanity lacks of sexual education, and and lacks venues for sexual education, lacks legalized outlets for sexual activity or adult industry OUTSIDE of marriage – and porn’s rather humorous and offbeat depictions, people’s clannishness OR mob minded views on orgies (orgies are supposed to be harmful and abusive or racuous etc..), lack legal red light districts, and lack sexually open communities which are inclined to view sex as a weapon, a tool of social or political control, rather than a form of entertainment.

Combined with apartheid and extreme Islam, and a mixture of superstition and extreme religion, a culture of entitlement of moralistic and drug based psychiatry over those supposedly charged with insanity while they were only pulling a Salman Rushdie in their insularly narrow and insane societies, I leave the reader to play the role of saviour for this lone adventurer in a world of sexual insanity. Seriously there is much harm because of social insanity about sexual issus, but eveything will get projected on those who try to untangle the mess if not careful. But then some of us function on this credo because of a quasi academic interest in Anthropology in the context of Democracy and Gender Politics.

Only 1 life, so to hell with everything, we must find out EVERYTHING growing wealthy then old and and dying hardly can compare with understanding the nature of reality, but first we have to fight overwhelming mobs of self righteous moralistic fools who can barely think directed by patriarchial and authoritarian abusers or even feminists, who want to destroy communities like LGBT or BDSM or Athetheists in general . . . some of us do not survive these battles, or spend the rest of our lives salvaging whats left after being attacked psychically, psychologically and chemically via psychiatry . . . decades spent trying to undo damage in spiritually combative aftermaths that result in psychiatric hitmen drilling holes in heads and making prisoners of conscience out of the free thinkers among men in their psychologically ailing societies  (even though inanimate physical infrastructure gives impression that everything in the heads of such citizens is fine – which is not the case) that would not heal themselves or allow others to think, but attack their healers and those who think . . . could some larger forces please sweep in and re-educate and pay back in kind what was dished out to these mindless barbarians posing as civilisation and society?

ARTICLE 5

When Taking Multiple Husbands Makes Sense – by Alice Dreger – Tweet Feb 1 2013, 7:47 AM ET

Historically, polyandry was much more common than we thought.

For generations, anthropologists have told their students a fairly simple story about polyandry — the socially recognized mating of one woman to two or more males. The story has gone like this:

While we can find a cluster of roughly two dozen societies on the Tibetan plateau in which polyandry exists as a recognized form of mating, those societies count as anomalous within humankind. And because polyandry doesn’t exist in most of the world, if you could jump into a time machine and head back thousands of years, you probably wouldn’t find polyandry in our evolutionary history.

That’s not the case, though, according to a recent paper in Human Nature co-authored by two anthropologists, Katherine Starkweather, a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri, and Raymond Hames, professor of anthropology at the University of Nebraska. While earning her masters under Hames’ supervision, Starkweather undertook a careful survey of the literature, and found anthropological accounts of 53 societies outside of the “classic polyandrous” Tibetan region that recognize and allow polyandrous unions. (Disclosure: I first learned of Starkweather’s project while researching a controversy involving Hames and he is now a friend.)

Women in such systems are not “cheating” by any stretch of the imagination, nor are the men being cuckolded.

Indeed, according to Starkweather and Hames, anthropologists have documented social systems for polyandrous unions “among foragers in a wide variety of environments ranging from the Arctic to the tropics, and to the desert.” Recognizing that at least half these groups are hunter-gatherer societies, the authors conclude that, if those groups are similar to our ancestors — as we may reasonably suspect — then “it is probable that polyandry has a deep human history.”

Rather than treating polyandry as a mystery to be explained away, Starkweather and Hames suggest polyandry constitutes a variation on the common, evolutionarily-adaptive phenomenon of pair-bonding — a variation that sometimes emerges in response to environmental conditions.

What kind of environmental conditions? Well, “classical polyandry” in Asia has allowed families in areas of scarce farmable land to hold agricultural estates together. The marriage of all brothers in a family to the same wife allows plots of family-owned land to remain intact and undivided.”

In other cultures, it appears that a man may arrange a second husband (again, frequently his brother) for his wife because he knows that, when he must be absent, the second husband will protect his wife — and thus his interests. And if she gets impregnated while Husband #1 is gone, it will be by someone of whom he has approved in advance. Anthropologists have recorded this kind of situation among certain cultures among the Inuit (the people formerly called Eskimos).

Then there’s the “father effect” demonstrated by Penn State’s Stephen Beckerman and his colleagues in their study of the Bari people of Venezuela. The Bari have a system for recognizing two living men as both being fathers of a single child. Becerkman’s group found that children understood to have two fathers are significantly more likely to survive to age 15 than children with only one — hence the term “father effect.”

Two fathers? As odd as it can sound to those of us who know of human development as the one-egg-meets-one-sperm story, some cultures maintain the idea that fetuses develop in the womb as the result of multiple contributions of semen over the course of a pregnancy. In cultural systems of what Beckerman has named “partible paternity,” two men can be socially recognized as legitimate fathers of a single child. Starkweather and Hames call this a form of “informal polyandry,” because while the two fathers may not be both formally married to and living with the mother in all cases, the society around them officially recognizes both men as legitimate mates to the mother, and father to her child.

What all these polyandrous situations — classical and non-classical, formal and informal — have in common is that they are all socially recognized systems in which women may openly have multiple mates simultaneously. Women in such systems are not “cheating” by any stretch of the imagination, nor are the men being cuckolded. The systems are socially sanctioned. But this does not mean that the women are in control of the arrangements; in many of the cultures Starkweather and Hames reviewed, the first husband functions as the decider when it comes to resource distribution and acceptance of additional male mates.

So how is it that, in spite of all this evidence of polyandry accumulating steadily in the literature, anthropologists for so long passed along the “it’s virtually non-existent” story? Starkweather and Hames suggest anthropology has been accidentally playing a scholarly version of the Telephone Game.

In 1957, George Murdock defined polyandry in a seminal text as “unions of one woman with two or more husbands where these [types of union] are culturally favored and involve residential as well as sexual cohabitation.” Using such a strict definition, Murdock could accurately say polyandry was extremely rare; almost no cultures have polyandry as the dominant and most preferred form of family life.

Then subsequent scholars mis-repeated Murdock’s remark; polyandry went from being understood as “rarely culturally favored” to “rarely permitted.” Thus mating diversity that was known to exist became relatively invisible in the big story told by anthropology about human mating. (If you write off every exception to a supposed rule, you will never think to challenge the rule.)

In an email interview with me, Starkweather remarked, “I don’t think that anyone, including Murdock, was operating from an explicitly sexist standpoint. However, I do think that the definitions of polyandry, and thus perceptions about its rarity, may have been due at least in part to the fact that an overwhelming percentage of anthropologists collecting data and shaping theory at the time were men.” During Murdock’s time, “there seemed to be a fairly pervasive belief that polyandry didn’t make any sense from a male’s perspective.”

That explanation — that Western male anthropologists had a hard time “believing” in polyandry — makes sense. Humans appear prone, on average, to sexual jealousy, and so it would not be unreasonable for many of us — men and women alike — to project an assumption that sexual jealousy would make poly-unions untenable. Indeed, anthropologists have found that in both polyandry (one woman, multiple husbands) and polygyny (one husband, multiple wives), sexual jealousy often functions as a stressor in families around the world.

Yet certain environmental circumstances do seem to increase the odds of a culture accepting some form of polyandry. In particular, Starkweather and Hames find that polyandry is often found in societies with highly skewed “operational sex ratios.” Translation: When fertile women are scarce, men are more likely to be found openly sharing women. Indeed, fully three-quarters of the 53 societies identified by Starkweather and Hames involve skewed sex ratios, with more adult males than females.

This led me to wonder, in our exchange, whether in places where sex ratios are becoming highly skewed — in places like India and China — is polyandry likely to emerge? Starkweather and Hames guess not. First, most of the cultures in which polyandry is found look very different from modern India and China; polyandry shows up mostly in relatively egalitarian societies (i.e., societies with very simple social structures, without massive governmental bureaucracies and elaborate class structures). So, for example, polyandry is regularly found among the South American Yanomamö, the people Hames studied in the field in the 1970s and 1980s.

Modern India and China don’t look anything like simple egalitarian societies. So what will happen there? Hames points out that, “Landowning societies all over the world have faced an excess of men at one point or another and have dealt with this by sending these men to the priesthood, to fight in wars, or to explore or make a name for themselves” elsewhere. He concludes, “It is clear that these countries will have to do something with all of the excess men, but polyandry will probably not occur as a widespread solution.”

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To each their own. Though again careful with the proselytization factor. Some people who are friendlier and more inclined to ‘swinging’ would be fine with polygamy and polyandry. Those who are less sociable and less inclined to direct participation in the party scene or are more sidelines type people where sex is concerned, probably wouldn’t take to polygamy or polyandry. In either case, some types shouldn’t mix.

ARTICLE 6

Aristocrat refused permission to exhume her parent’s ashes because they are buried on consecrated land – by Andy Dolan – PUBLISHED: 21:38 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 1 February 2013

Quenby Hall estate put on market for £11million after family business failed
Edith de Lisle wanted parents’ remains moved from churchyard near estate
Request to move family ashes to plot 25 miles away was refused by court
Church court said allowing disinterment because family is moving house would be ‘unacceptable’

Refused: Edith de Lisle requested permission to disinter her parents ashes from St. John the Baptist Churchyard, Hungarton, Leicesterershire, near the family’s Quenby Hall estate but was refused

When aristocrat Edith de Lisle had her parents’ remains interred in St. John the Baptist Churchyard, she thought nearby Quenby Hall estate would remain as the family seat for decades to come.

Unfortunately for Mrs de Lisle the collapse of the family cheese-making business, run from the 1,135 acre estate, left the family with little option but to put the 11-bedroom hall and estate on the market, for £11m.

But while the family may soon be relocating, the remains of Madam de Lisle’s parents, Frederick and Eva Krarup will not be, after the Church of England refused her permission to disinter their ashes and move them to the family burial ground 25 miles away.

A senior church court said allowing disinterment on the grounds of a family moving house would make ‘unacceptable inroads into the principle of permanence of Christian burial’.

They were buried at the churchyard in Hungarton, Leicestershire, less than a mile from the Jacobean Quenby Hall, after her mother died in 1995.

Mrs Krarup had been cremated in Madrid before her ashes were returned to England.

Her daughter had previously won the right to have her father’s ashes exhumed from his original burial site in Peru in order that her parents could be reunited in death.

Madam de Lisle wanted their ashes moved to the family burial ground at Mount St Bernard Abbey, near Whitwick, Leicestershire.

But in a written Consistory Court judgement, Chancellor Mark Blackett-Ord ruled she could not exhume her parents’ remains.

Selling up: The family have put the nearby Quenby hall estate on the market for £11million after the family-owned cheese-making business closed

In his judgement, he said Mr and Mrs Krarup’s remains had been ‘buried with care and consideration by Madam de Lisle in the consecrated churchyard where they now lie’.

Chancellor Blackett-Ord said: ‘Indeed, she must have gone to very considerable lengths to procure their removal to Hungarton from Peru and Spain.

‘What has really changed is the unfortunate probability that Quenby Hall will not survive as the centre of the lives of her descendants.

‘I have to say I consider this is a bad reason for justifying the removal of the ashes.’

He said it had been previously established that allowing disinterment on the grounds of a family moving house would make ‘unacceptable inroads into the principle of permanence of Christian burial’.

Built in 1627, Quenby Hall is considered the finest High Jacobean country house in Leicestershire.

Stilton cheese was first made at the hall – by the housekeeper – in the mid-18th century and the product was sold by her daughter who lived at the staging inn at Stilton, near Peterborough.
Unacceptable: A senior church court said allowing disinterment on the grounds of a family moving house would make ¿unacceptable inroads into the principle of permanence of Christian burial¿

Unacceptable: A senior church court said allowing disinterment on the grounds of a family moving house would make ‘unacceptable inroads into the principle of permanence of Christian burial’

Cheesemaking was revived at the Hall, which boasts seven reception rooms, a traditional courtyard and seven additional houses or cottages as well as four flats and associated farm buildings, by Madam de Lisle’s son, Freddie, 55, in 2005.

Production resumed at the estate in one of only six dairies licenced to produce the ‘King of Cheeses’, but the business closed down six years later owing to cash-flow difficulties through over-expansion.

It went into administration in April 2011 after a buyer could not be found.

In his written judgement Chancellor Blackett-Ord added: ‘Unfortunately, Frederick’s business at Quenby Hall was unsuccessful and the hall will have to be sold. It is clear this has been a great shock to the family.

‘Madam de Lisle stated (in correspondence before the ruling) ‘the family will have to be uprooted from what they had come to view as their home for generations to come’.’

He expressed regret, but refused Madam de Lisle’s application.
Freddie de Lisle
Cheese: The Stilton cheese produced by Madam de Lisle¿s son, Freddie, 55. The business was forced to close down however due to cash-flow problems

Cheese: The Stilton cheese produced by Madam de Lisle’s son, Freddie, 55, left. The business was forced to close down however due to cash-flow problems

Freddie de Lisle, who lives with wife Aubyn, 54, at the hall, said he could not comment on the ruling, or whether the sale of Quenby Hall was related to the liquidation of the dairy company.

An estate worker said he currently works as a headhunter, based in London.

His parents, Squire Gerard de Lisle, 72,and Madam de Lisle, 74, who live in a lodge house on the estate, were said to be abroad on holiday.

The Squire de Lisle bought Quenby in the early 1970s, to replace the family seat at Garendon Hall, near Loughborough, Leicestershire, which was demolished in 1964.

The property has been extensively restored and is a popular wedding venue, as well as location for feature films and period dramas.

The de Lisle family of Leicestershire were originally the Phillipps from London. In 1684, Sir Ambrose Phillipps spent some of his fortune acquired through his legal practice and place at court to buy Garendon for £28,000.

When his grandson, another Ambrose, died aged in 1737 aged just 30, the estate fell to his brother, Samuel, who later died without children.

Garendon passed to a cousin, Thomas March, who adopted the name Phillipps, then married Susan de Lisle.

Their son, Charles, adopted the de Lisle crest and when he died in 1862, his son, another Ambrose, decided to adopt all the previous family names, becoming the impressively named Ambrose Charles Lisle March Phillipps de Lisle.

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This is the most counter-intuitive thing I ever heard if consecrated land (unless consecretated also means Funerary land) would want to be free of ash remains as far as possible. At most get some clergy to oversee the exhumation.

‘A senior church court said allowing disinterment on the grounds of a family moving house would make ‘unacceptable inroads into the principle of permanence of Christian burial’

Fundo alert! If a person has the right to drop Xianity and go apostate, the removal of the ashes of their loved ones may not be prevented. The Church can pretend that the parent was just a Xian in name only and would not interfere with the disinterment. How about after death apostasy? Or after death excommunication? How about getting some protestors to hold back the fundo Xians and fundo Council when the ashes are disinterred by the family? This seems like a Human Rights violation where the Church wants even to force the dead to remain Christians.

ARTICLE 7

NLP Word Study :

i) Misogi : In Shinto, the main form of ritual purification is Misogi, which involves natural running water, and especially waterfalls. Rather than being entirely naked, men usually wear Japanese loincloths and women wear kimonos, both additionally wearing headbands.

Simply enough, the ‘power’ behind the purification is based around misogyny ON THE ANTIPODES which after processing via ‘China Syndrome’ results in the enhancement of the water into holiness. That is why the Japanese are intent on being as Hentai or Perverted as possible, they are transmitting the negativity of sexual energy which will be processed into holiness when the polarity changes the energy.

ii) Laver : Laver may refer to: Laver (seaweed), a type of algae; Laver (name), and persons with the name; Lavatorium, a washing facility in a monastery; A basin for ritual …

The word Lavatory hence should be avoided in the West while the East should use this word extensively so that the negative energy ON THE ANTIPODES which after processing via ‘China Syndrome’ results in the enhancement of the places called Lavatories into holiness.

At the end though, there are 2000 year cycles where the expressions of positive energy and negative energy (at the rate of 180 degrees divided by 2000 years approximately) eventually are reversed, hence the reversal of fortunes of East and West. The next 2000 years will be Eastern dominant, and if they Easterners are careful to be aware and seed their reverse influences in a way that allows the NLP energy to work properly, this planet will be under their control for all Eternity and also the natural disaster phenomenons will be far less severe. The only issue is when the core of earth finally cools down (if not a false shell projected by high tech races living undergrund, that Earth’s inhabitants would die from boredom. Conquest has only so much attractiveness and eventually mankind would attempt to reach higher dimensions of existence not based around greed.

To begin this process, equitable distribution of wealth and land, then avoidance of overpopulation, then invest in technologies evolving the fellow lifeforms (each nation could sponsor their own national animal to raise the same into a status of sapience – all living things are SENTIENT, those which think beyond the moment towards next generation are SAPIENT) which we deem low that cannot speak or write or have civilisation as of now. These lifeforms will lead Humanity into the future. Humanity’s task is to evolve these lifeforms (domesticated non-food animals are the best start but not the human dominated pets (which take on the nature of their human owners – some are cruelly spayed), but rather the ‘free communities’ of domesticated animals TREATED AS EQUALS (i.e. do not get spayed, can have access to mates, may breed – but not too freely, we all know the overpopulation issue can get out of hand) . . . and see what their charges say when they have evolved beyond their animal state into cromagnon societies and finally  into primitive civiliations. This process can be sped up with cybernetics (tool use – opposable thumbs!). There is nothing to work or fight about among humanity.  Want to find the truth? All the creatures of the world await a raising of their communication capacity. Nothing else matters, everything bores, though society can indeed have a hierarchy of reward systems based on TRUE MERITOCRACY, not the one sided version Singapore has. See below link for what is glaringly missing in Singapore’s supposedly superior society :

See response to ARTICLE 10 – http://malaysiandemocracy1blog.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/11-articles-from-around-the-world-vietnam-colonized-by-franchise-without-a-centralized-authorituy-and-small-following-is-a-denomination-a-mere-cult-piracy-and-2nd-amendment-neurotech-mankind-no/

ARTICLE 8

x2014: Too Late to Leave The United States? –  by Wendy McElroy, Contributor for Activist Post – by Kerry Mcdermott – PUBLISHED: 17:14 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:48 GMT, 2 February 2013

The Ex-PATRIOT Act lies like a coiled snake on a table in the U.S. Senate. The longer title of this unenacted bill from 2012 is the Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy Act. Its self-description is,

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that persons renouncing citizenship for a substantial tax avoidance purpose shall be subject to tax and withholding on capital gains, to provide that such persons shall not be admissible to the United States, and for other purposes.

The Ex-PATRIOT Act seeks to impose a perpetual exit tax and a re-entry ban on “specified expatriates.” A specified expat is anyone with a net worth of at least $2 million or a tax liability averaging at least $148,000 over the last 5 years. A renunciation of citizenship would be automatically viewed as a tax dodge. The person would need to prove his innocence to the IRS to become exempt from a permanent and annual 30% tax on all earnings from U.S. investments. The net worth level at which the tax triggered would undoubtedly sink over time and, perhaps, quickly so.

(Even the Nazis were not so extreme. Until 1941, the third Reich used the Reichsfluchtsteuer (Reich Flight Tax) to charge emigrating Jews a one-time 25 percent exit tax. Schumer wants 30% in perpetuity.)

The Ex-PATRIOT Act would also ban “former citizens” from U.S. soil unless he received a waiver. The waiver requirements are to be determined at a later date. Current expats have no legal right to return, but they are rarely banned from doing so.

The Act was introduced in May 2012 by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), read twice, and referred to the Senate Committee on Finance. It is likely to pass in 2013.

THE LIKELIHOOD OF PASSAGE

Reason #1. When the Act emerged from the Democrat-dominated Senate, John Boehner – the Republican leader in the House of Representatives — was lukewarm. He would back the Act if it was “necessary,” he stated. But he asked, is this really necessary? Since then, the two parties have feuded bitterly over a budget bill, with the Republicans accused of serving millionaires at the expense of America. The mud stuck. Boehner caved; despite a vow to never do so, he allowed taxes on millionaires to rise.

If he opposes the Ex-PATRIOT Act, Republicans will be excoriated for pandering to jet-set tax evaders. Democrats will chortle with joy. In fact, they have already played the embarrassment card. A co-sponsor of the Act challenged Boehner through a press conference, “Washington needs to work together in a bipartisan manner. I request that you introduce the Ex-PATRIOT Act in the United States House of Representatives and call for an immediate vote on this important legislation.” The political dynamic favors passage of the Act in both the Senate and the House.

Reason #2. The average trapped American is resentful of expats…and, most especially, rich ones. As long as the rate of expatriation was small, it could be dismissed as an aberration. After all, who would flee from the land of the free? That was something Europeans did. But the annual rate of expatriation has been rising sharply since Obama’s first term (2009-2012). In 2008, 231 Americas went through the complex and expensive process of officially leaving. In 2009, 750 left; in 2010, 1534; in 2011, 1782. These are official numbers from the Taxpatriate Lists published by the IRS.

The real numbers would be much, much higher. Consider a series of Zogby International polls conducted between 2005 to 2007. The polls focused on households, not individuals, and excluded households in which any member went abroad as a part of work for the government or a private company. Zogby found that “1.6 million U.S. households had already determined to relocate abroad; an additional 1.8 million households were seriously considering such a move, while 7.7 million more were ‘somewhat seriously’ contemplating it.” Zogby concluded, “If the data collected in the seven polls…are fairly representative of the current decade, then, by a modest estimate, at least 3 million U.S. citizens a year are venturing abroad.”

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This is not as bad as it seems. When American citizens strip mine USA’s finances then leave, this sort of retaliation is the same as treating an enemy combatant, a FINANCIAL combatant. This is a form of economic warfare or harmful activity. The limits on wealth sequestration or land sequestration are good for the American citizen, even if apparently communist, but taken at a limit to distribution, say 20 million, this limit is not extreme considering that too many Americans need aid and housing or what not. We cannot have 1% people worth billions in USA while 99% are poor. This will result in a revolt or revolution and Obama has pre-empted the Socialist solution. These exit taxes are nothing to be shocked about. Even with 20 million caps on wealth Marx style, the now whittled down 1% are still wealthy beyond belief and several lifetimes work. In the case of a Cultural Revolution Mao Style forcible redistribution of wealth, these billionaires would still be fine witj 20 million. There might be no billionaires left, but imagine the redisttribution effects on the US economy and social services! Education and medical care could be entirely free courtesy of the plutocrats and those who are running away before this happens ar just plain selfish and uncaring about the 99% Americans who could die on the streets or spend decades working, or remain in debt for generations (better than foreclosures but imagine a home needing 3 generations to pay off – better to sacrifice some of the extreme Capitalism right to billionairehood with limited Marxism wealth redistribution at 20 million which effectovely means a life of luxry still and no need to work at all).

The only last thing Obama should consider is unused state land for LAND DISTRIBUTION so that people can build homes and do subsistence farming – since the country belongs to everyone, the unused state land should be accessible as well. Combined with free education and healthcare, USA will no longer have extreme wealth 1%ters with extreme poverty 99%ters. Wendy did not think through the logic behind the perceived extreme taxation or supposed ill treatment of expats. These above factors make USA’s re-branding (partial Communism with a 20 million cap) quite reasonable, especially when USA is in extreme debt, though the compound interest could be scrapped by creditors who want to be ethical and not just destroy USA. Extrem Capitalism and plutocrat sequestration of wealth was USA’s creation that will destroy USA, this slight increase in taxes or 2014 time limit is in fact an economic betrayal by those leaving USA. They should stay, and not mind sharing their wealth so that USA does not go down, instead of running away with what is still USELESS FIAT.

Even religion is typified by this sort of abusive and unethical rubbish or wealth sequestration . . .

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/vatican-secret-property-empire-mussolini

ARTICLE 9

Smokers force plane to land when they refuse to put out their cigarettes – by Daily Mail Reporter – PUBLISHED: 00:10 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 4 February 2013

Some stubborn smokers forced a Sunwing flight traveling from Halifax to the Dominican Republic to land in Bermuda Friday.

Once they touch down in Bermuda police boarded the plane and arrested three passengers.

‘It appeared to be a father, a mother, and a son. The parents appear to be in their 50s. The son, I believe, is around 22 or so,’ sad acting Insp. Paul Simons.
family

Rude: A family who refused to put out their cigarettes forced an unscheduled stop for some Canadian fliers

The family has been ordered to stay in Bermuda and their passports and travel documents have been confiscated.

Passengers inconvenienced by the unscheduled stop were given hotel rooms and boarded a new flight Saturday.

‘Seems there people didn’t get the memo about not smoking on flights anymore and the fact that you have to listen to the instructions of the crew,’ said a post on airliners.net, the ‘biggest and most visited aviation interest site on the Internet.’
flights

Behind the times: ‘Seems that some people didn’t get the memo about not smoking on flights anymore,’ wrote one observer

Sadly, this might not be the last inconvenience for Sunwing passengers.

A strike could in effect soon, said CUPE, the union representing the company’s 900 flight attendants.

‘On March 2, sixty days after the start of the conciliation period, the flight attendants’ union will have the right to strike,’ CUPE wrote. ‘At that time, the conciliation period can be extended with the consent of both parties. But as things stand now, the union doubts that it would agree to an extension.’

The union of Sunwing flight attendants is negotiating its first collective agreement.

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Now opponent airlines know how to destroy this airline. Send ‘smoker agents’ to keep sabotaging flights. In no time, the airline will be wiped out from turning back. Or get people to pretend to be terrorists. All agents can be paid off AFTER the airline collapses.

ARTICLE 10

Oprah Winfrey Slapped with Sex Discrimination Suit – 2/2/2013 7:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah Winfrey does not look out for her own … at least that’s what is alleged in a new lawsuit in which a female exec at OWN claims she lost her job because she got knocked up.

According to a lawsuit filed Friday, Carolyn Hommel claims she was hired in 2010 as senior director of scheduling and acquisitions at Oprah’s OWN network. Hommel claims she was told she was on-track to become a VP, but says things took a sudden turn when she became pregnant.

According to Hommel … her duties were slowly transferred to a temporary employee and she was excluded from meetings when she returned from medical leave. Hommel claims she was let go ONE MONTH after giving birth and told to re-apply for the VP gig … only to be passed over.

Furthermore, Hommel claims her boss, Michael Garner, fabricated a performance review that “made Hommel’s job duties and responsibilities appear less ‘senior’ and therefore not a candidate for the new vice president position.”

Hommel allegees her dismissal was a direct result of her becoming pregnant and requiring a medical leave.

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The issue with men and women is that women ‘split’ up AFTER pregnancy and become less dedicated to their work. This is one reason why careerist (not necessarily feminist) women tend to not want to have children. Families are a drain on attention and ‘psychic energy’ in general and are a weakening and distracting factor. Of course if the above factors have no effect on work, then only could Oprah be blamed. Even Oprah knows that unmarried women are more work worthy.

ARTICLE 11

Student: I Was Hospitalized for Calling My Prof a Bitch – Oren Ungerleider sues Columbia over forced hospitalization – by Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff – Posted Feb 3, 2013 3:50 PM CST

(Newser) – A student is suing Columbia University after he was hospitalized against his will for 30 days—apparently for cussing out his Spanish professor, the Columbia Spectator reports. In his lawsuit, Oren Ungerleider admits to calling his professor a bitch in front of the class over a low grade. But he got the surprise of his life at 12:30am when the school’s associate dean sent officials into his locked dorm room. The Columbia-Juilliard student refused to cooperate, and soon NYPD officers carted him off to St. Luke’s hospital, according to the claim.

The lawsuit says Ungerleider refused to answer psychiatrists’ questions and tried to leave, but doctors forcibly injected him with Haldol. He requested his release several times, but a doctor said he had “grandiose and paranoid delusions” and a confused thought process. Even a court date to challenge his hospitalization failed to result in his release. Finally let out in January of 2011, he took time off from school and ended up at Ohio State University—but says he lost all desire to pursue his budding career as a violinist, or even play. His $10 million lawsuit also names Continuum Health Partners as a defendant.

http://www.newser.com/story/162157/student-i-was-hospitalized-for-calling-my-prof-a-bitch.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=huffpo&utm_campaign=strangestuff_rss

Commentator Comments :

@gomer99
Sue their ASSES off. Committed for no reason.

@DougMasters
the story is short on details but why did he refuse to open the doors for the security? on what grounds was he actually arrested?

@fractal
Unfortunately, For every few well intentioned and/or well trained and ethical mental health/social service worker, there is one who is on a big power trip.  I met them and watched them operate.  Some seem to be real sadists that love to punish those who don’t cower effectively enough.  Others are just casually inept, and could not give a rats ass what happens to people they label.  Some others love the attention they get when they write salacious things into professional notes—and lets not forget they are getting paid to do it.  And don’t forget those who have already decided, based on inside politics and professional “back scratching”, that you are going to get a label, no matter what… It is wise to beware of any professional with a pen that places a label on you which will leave a paper trail—that shit never goes away!  A label will develop a life of its own and become part of your legal identity, whether it has any factual basis or not.  And if any professional tells you smugly that they can label someone with just one or two interviews—RUN!

ARTICLE 12

NJ senator calls prostitution allegations ‘smears’ – by HENRY C. JACKSON | Associated Press

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., right, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, announce with other senators that they have reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Menendez said Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, that allegations that he engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic are false “smears.” He said he has done nothing wrong and that allegations otherwise are “totally unsubstantiated.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite, File – FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photograph, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., right, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, announce with other senators that …more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez said Monday that allegations that he engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic are false “smears.” He said he has done nothing wrong and that allegations otherwise are “totally unsubstantiated.”

“It’s amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website can drive that type of story into the mainstream,” Menendez, D-N.J., told reporters, his voice rising with anger. “But that’s what they’ve done successfully. Now nobody can find them, no one ever met them, no one can talk to them, but that’s where we’re at.”

“The bottom line is all of those smears are absolutely false,” he added in his first public remarks since the allegations started spreading on Wednesday.

That was after the FBI conducted a search of the West Palm Beach offices of a Florida ophthalmologist who also was the senator’s biggest political donor in his re-election campaign last year. A week before the November election, the Daily Caller, a conservative website, reporter that Menendez had used a business jet owned by Dr. Salomon Melgen to fly to the Dominican Republican for trysts with prostitutes. None of the allegations have been substantiated.

The events have engulfed Menendez, 59, just as he assumed the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, succeeding former Sen. John Kerry, who resigned last week to become secretary of state. The Senate Ethics Committee is investigating the case.

Separately, a prominent lawyer in the Dominican Republic on Monday denied hosting outings on his yacht involving Menendez and prostitutes. Attorney Vinicio Castillo Seman said in Santo Domingo that he would seek a criminal investigation into the source of the reports. He called the reports “absurd.”

Castillo, the son of a presidential adviser and the brother of a member of the Dominican Republic Congress, said he has known Menendez for about 15 years but has never seen him with a prostitute.

“I have never seen him behave in any way that was not impeccable and dignified,” Castillo said.

Menendez acknowledged to reporters that he flew on Melgen’s private plane and failed, initially, to properly pay for trips. He told reporters he reimbursed some $58,500 from his personal funds after it “came to my attention.”

“I was in a big travel schedule in 2010 as the chairman of the DSCC” — the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — “plus my own campaign getting ready for the election cycle,” Menendez said. “In the process of all of that it unfortunately fell through the cracks and our processes did not catch it.”

Menendez’s office last week acknowledged that the senator had reimbursed Melgen on Jan. 4. His office said Menendez’s reimbursement was for the full cost of two flights on Melgen’s plane to the Dominican Republic in 2010.

Menendez took a third flight — in May 2010 — on Melgen’s plane for a DSCC fundraiser. The trip was reported to the Federal Election Commission as a $5,400 expenditure by the DSCC for the use of Melgen’s plane.

It is unclear whether the FBI raid of Melgen’s office was related to Menendez. Melgen is a native of the Dominican Republic but has lived in the U.S. since 1980. Menendez is of Cuban-American descent.

Some New Jersey Republicans filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee last fall after the Daily Caller’s report that Menendez had flown on Melgen’s private plane to the Dominican Republic to engage with prostitutes. In response, Menendez’s staffers searched records for trips by the senator and found the two additional trips that hadn’t been reimbursed.

Menendez’s office has said Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of the senator for many years. Last year, Melgen’s practice gave $700,000 to Majority PAC, a super political action committee set up to fund Democratic candidates for Senate. Aided by Melgen’s donation, the super PAC became the largest outside political committee contributing to Menendez’s re-election, spending more than $582,000 on the senator’s behalf, according to an analysis of federal election records.

Associated Press writer Ezequiel Abiu Lopez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, contributed to this report.

Follow Henry C. Jackson on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hjacksonap

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If USA is a ‘morally affluent’ country in the style of the Saudis or the Ayatolla or the worst of the Middle East, these charges would be more expected but still Human Rights non-compliant. But this is USA the LAND OF THE FREE. If a politician wants to engage consensual adult workers for sexual entertainment when not during tax payer paid for hours, thats that politician’s and sex workers’ own business. The moralists behind this action or lawsuit are either subverted by the Taliban to take offense and create chaos in Congress and the tie up the Judiciary, or shoud read the American Constitution again, or build  higher walls and stay away from entertainment districts so they cannot be offended. They have no legal or moral right to attack anyone for engaging the adult industry. This is a form of ‘sexual bullying’ via abuse of the legal system by preventing of FREE CITIZENS from entertaining themselves is a show of bad neighbours or bad citizens and bad societies. As much as the Universe itself is a free place, no group of people can demand any other group be like them or be upset with their differences and much less try to manipulate them into being like them.

ARTICLE 13

Bisexuality in the workplace: LGBT networks aren’t enough – by Paul Burston – guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 October 2012 16.28 BST

Research shows that many bisexual people disguise their sexuality in the workplace. Paul Burston explores their specific needs and what more can be done to support them

Many people’s perceptions of bisexuality are drawn from media reports on celebrities, such as Jessie J, who recently announced she was bisexual.

Many bisexual people are the victims of prejudice, not just from homophobic heterosexuals but also from lesbians and gay men.

Many people’s perceptions of bisexuality are drawn from media reports on the lifestyles of the rich and famous, not serious studies such as the Kinsey report. Pop music in particular has produced bisexual role models; in the 1970s there was David Bowie and his bisexual alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, and when Jessie J recently announced that she was bisexual, the gay rumour mill went into overdrive, with people speculating that she was really a lesbian.

But what is life – and work – like for the thousands of ordinary people who identify as bisexual? A recent report from Stonewall found that bisexual men and women were seven times more likely to disguise their sexual orientation in the workplace. According to the LGBT campaigning group’s latest Workplace Equality Index, while many employers have shown real progress in building the confidence of lesbian and gay employees, a lack of understanding of bisexuality seems to have resulted in bisexual people remaining largely invisible.

Part of the challenge for employers is that while they may have established an LGBT employee network, this may not be enough to reach out and engage with bisexual employees. Stonewall’s research also found that bisexual men and women often feel excluded from LGBT employee networks, as these are perceived to primarily cater for lesbians and gay men, with little participation by bisexual employees or focus on bisexual issues.

These findings are echoed by Marcus Morgan from The Bisexual Index, who stresses that while existing employment law offers protection for bisexuals, the problem is implementation. “Most workplace LGBT networks are primarily lesbian and gay networks,” he says. “Bisexual people have reported being made to feel unwelcome if they bring opposite sex partners to supposedly inclusive events.”

So what can bisexual men and women do to increase their visibility in the workplace? According to Morgan: “The main way to tackle biphobia at work is to realise that most of it isn’t intentional.” He suggests the following steps: “Research the amount of support available. Deciding to come out is an immensely personal thing and no one should feel obliged to do so. But if an LGBT employee network allows ‘friends and allies’ that can be a good way to encourage people of all sexualities to join in.”

Morgan recommends coming out at work one step at a time. “Mentioning that you were at a Pride march over the weekend and waiting to be asked: ‘but if it’s Pride who were you there supporting?’ can be as useful as coming straight out with ‘it’s Bi Visibility Day on Sunday so I’m off to BiFest’.”

As for employers, Morgan suggests that anyone wishing to address biphobia in the workplace begins by reading a report produced earlier this year by research group BiUK and published by the Open University. Bisexual Report: Bisexual Inclusion in LGBT Equality and Diversity offers an in-depth analysis of the present situation, along with useful suggestions for implementing improvements. These include: making specific reference to bisexuals in policy and decision-making, and recognising that using “gay” as shorthand for LGB in a sexual orientation strategy can give bisexual staff the impression that the policy or procedure isn’t applicable to them.

“We know that people perform better at work when they can be themselves,” says Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s director of public affairs. “But for many bisexual people this is impossible. Employers need to learn that generic messages targeted at gay and lesbian people don’t necessarily resonate with bisexuals.”

• The Diversity Careers Show is taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Friday 19 October

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Hegelian dialectic at work again. Either straight or lesbian/gay, but not bi. The establishment gays and lesbians aware or not are working hand in hand with the MSM or Orwellian establishment when they act like this.

Gay weddings will ‘make society stronger’ Cameron claims in last ditch plea to Tory MPs ahead of tonight’s crunch vote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273546/Gay-marriage-vote-Same-sex-weddings-make-society-stronger-David-Cameron.html

How about those 3rd gender categories for IDs and passports or whatever official papers Cameron? If anyone has the sense of diversity to officialise the 3rd gender Cameron looks to be the best bet. Meanwhile any word on control of neurotech weapons Cameron?

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ARTICLE 1

Stop prejudice and stereotyping – by Marina Mahathir, The Star – Thursday, 31 January 2013 admin-s

Just because a few people are intemperate in their language, all of us are labelled thugs and louts. Worse still, those who strut around with an air of unwarranted superiority claim to represent all of us.

HAVING been brought up always to be polite, I can be quite shocked when people are rude and direct.

Once many years ago, an American woman asked me how it felt to be an oppressed Muslim woman.

After getting over my shock, I put it down to sheer ignorance.

Not long after, a Russian man, ostensibly well educated, asked me why Muslims liked to cut off their enemies’ heads.

I’m not sure how I managed to contain myself but it did give me an insight into how some people have no idea how their words can sound to others.

Since those days, I have managed to develop much better shock-absorbers and few things manage to rattle me as before.

I have heard people blithely ask me why we don’t simply kill all people with HIV as a way of containing the epidemic, as if they were giving me a bright idea to solve a simple problem.

In all seriousness someone also told me that the reason why black people don’t excel at swimming is because their skin pigments are so heavy it is difficult for them to float.

All these people genuinely belie­ved that they were imparting wisdom.

It never occurred to them that they might sound totally out of sync with the times, where racist and genocidal ideas no longer hold currency.

Still, it is rare for me to hear anything so shocking any more.

Most people I know would never stereotype or judge others by the colour of their skin, their race or their religion.

We take everyone as equals and value them for their talents, skills and ethics.

It thus becomes a major shock to me to find that outside that circle, the world is different.

Reading headlines in some local newspapers I find myself disturbed by the blatantly racist stories that pass for news.

While such outright racism towards fellow Malaysians is not yet considered de rigeur, foreigners are easy targets, especially if they don’t come from countries more developed than us.

Whole continents of people are deemed criminal with impunity and racist epithets trip off tongues and pages as easily as praise for politicians.

When I remark on this, people defend the racism. The media, they say, are just stating “facts” about some people whom “we all know” tend to commit crime.

It never seems to occur to anyone to question these “facts”, any more than it occurs to right-wing Ame­ricans to question the “fact” that Muslims are all terrorists and spend all our time stoning people.

To say that the media is only reflecting what people think is to hide behind a disingenuous bush.

The media both reflects and creates stereotypes.

Indeed, it reinforces them, and then refuses to take responsibility for any violence that may result.

An Indiana man who was charged with setting fire to an Islamic centre said the only Muslims he knew was what he saw on Fox News, a channel that doesn’t bother to hide its prejudice against Muslims.

Similarly highly distorted news on the LGBT community in Malaysia has resulted in some of them suffering violence at the hands of thugs.

Let’s not even mention the things that some Malaysians get away with saying on social media.

There are those who claim to belong to a religion of peace, yet happily spew the most vicious anonymous diatribes against those of other faiths.

Worse, this is done in the name of their own faith.

The result is a lot of counter-prejudice and stereotypes.

My people, the people I knew growing up as infinitely polite, gentle and considerate, are these days labelled uncouth, intolerant, aggressive and hypocritical.

Just because a few people are intemperate in their language, all of us are labelled thugs and louts.

Worse still, those who strut around with an air of unwarranted superiority claim to represent all of us.

If my fellow citizens feel hurt by the actions of these few, I feel hurt too.

My people are being labelled haters and bridge-burners when throug­h­out history we have been the most accommodating and hospitable of people.

Because of a few bad examples, all of us have to suffer from sometimes barely-concealed condescension.

And racism breeds racism; some people only know to respond to hate with even more hate.

Since our leaders fail dismally to delineate between what is right and what is so patently wrong, it is left to civil society, especially young people, to find ways of making a peaceful point.

Last Sunday, we sat under shady trees and read books to enlighten our friends and ourselves.

And with that, we rose above the muck and saw one another clearly for the human beings that we are.

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Typical generalisations for one of so much profile. Marina’s words against racism and apartheid institutionalized Bumiputra Apartheid would be so effective, but all we get from this woman is some extra-lite ‘feel good’ weak sauce while the citizens suffer the malaise that has began to typify the Malays, still no word on :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

For all the resources and ethos, Marina is an absolute failure for not speaking against what Malaysia has become, instead offering secondary school essays on a propaganda site. Disappointing!

ARTICLE 2

Malaysia’s Murderous Side

The August Post Mortem Commission of the greatest detectives and medical minds in the World rose as one body to acclaim, applaud and congratulate the outstanding, sole and unchallenged winner of the ‘2009 Nobel Correct,Correct,Correct Prize’, I. American M.D.

The Commission, chaired by I. American M.D., had been ably assisted by Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and Charlie Chan with watching briefs held by AG Ganesh Patel, I Raja Polis Big Moose, eleven I Polis Raja from Peace Hill Resort district and Kapak Singh MP for Altant.., opps sorry can’t say that, I mean that Chinese Mongolian blackmailing bitch Aminah Baginda.
The Commission had just concluded its unanimous finding that the death of suspected but surely guilty one Anarchist A. Coogie was wholly, exclusively and necessarily due to a regrettable ACCIDENTAL SUICIDE and that it was a true and fair verdict. Coogie had been arrested as a suspected but surely guilty one Anarchist, Al Qaeda General and peddler of illegal DVD’s of the popular computer game ‘Grand Theft Auto.’
Coogie had been collared the previous month at the Klang Hitman Pasar Malam (Night Market) near the abandoned $30 million new Bus Station and taken to the Peace Hill Resort People Friendly Incarceration and Interrogation Tea Party Centre, for counselling and ‘friendly’ advice. At some point in time of a murky and hazy night, Coogie had, overcome by remorse and deep shame, suddenly cut loose from a ring of 11 interrogators and flung himself to death through the 3rd Floor window of the tea room.
The findings of the Commission are classified under the draconian OSIBISA – Official Secrets, Intelligence, Banking and Internal Security Act. However, donplaypuks® managed to obtain loose transcripts of the Commission of Inquiry’s proceedings from its garbage disposal can and after piecing them together, has decided to share these excerpts with the Public in the interest of justice, at the risk of being sub-judice and being invited via a Mareva Injunction to take a friendly tour of the picturesque Peace Hill Resort.
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I.American M.D.
So, we can ignore the 2 PM’s?

11 I Polis Raja chorus
Absolutely! Ignore them! Don lah korek, korek, korek!

I Raja Polis
That’s right. Maha Firaun and Maharosemajib have nothing to do with it.

I American M.D.
Idiot! I meant the two Post Mortems, not Prime Ministers. The cause of death was Pulmonary Enema.

AG Ganesh Patel
You mean they beat the shit out of Coogie? That’s MURDER!!

Sherlock Holmes
I say old chap, what’s Pulmonary Enema? Watson?

Dr.Watson
Alimentary, my dear Holmes!

I.American M.D.
Imbeciles! I meant Pulmonary Edema exacerbated by Myocardial Infarction aggravated by acute malfunction of the Renal Sub-Filtrate System with possible contributory factors arising from External Blunt Force Trauma.

I Raja Polis/AG Ganesh Patel
We no spik German. Please translate to English.

Charlie Chan
Water accumulation in the lungs caused by failure of the kidneys and a swelling of the heart due to having the shit beaten out of him by a rubber truncheon, perhaps?

I.American M.D.
No! No! No! No rubber truncheons. It was suicide. He jumped of his own accord from the 3rd Floor window at Peace Hill Resort.

11 I Police Raja chorus
Fell of his own accord! Accidental Suicide!

AG Ganesh Patel
Even though he was handcuffed behind his back and there were 11 I Polis Raja with him at that time?

I.American M.D.
That’s right. He was apparently a sprinter of some renown having been trained by Olympic and World Champ, Usain Bolt.

Hercule Poirot
And managed to leap 15 feet high and slip through the iron bars of the window on the 3rd Floor, while handcuffed behind his back?

I.American M.D.
Sounds incredible, I confess. But you know these oily Indians from Klang. The ‘Orang Minyak’ (Oily Man) is a well known Gang of thieves. They are superbly fit and can slip through the eye of a needle.

Sherlock Holmes
But the PM does not state anything about broken bones, only numerous torture lacerations on the skin and blunt trauma marks.

I.American M.D.
You will recall that the body was compromised by members of Coogie’s family and two Members of Parliament when they barged into the morgue at the hospital. They fixed the bones, planted the scars and engineered gaping holes and bruises on the body.

11 I Police Raja chorus
They fixed it! Shame and Perfidy! Red Card, MP’s!

Dr. House
What about the 2nd Independent Post Mortem. The provisional cause of death (pending toxicology) was stated as due to acute renal failure due to Rhabdomyolysis?

I.American M.D.
I no spik Bangla!

Dr. Mark ‘Ace’ Kolmar
Breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue due to having the shit beaten out of him by blunt force trauma rubber truncheons, perhaps?

I.American M.D.
Well, these foreign doctors from Bangladesh and Burma. What can we say? It may be common in Dhaka, but not here in 1 Malaysia, 1 Nation, Just Do it. Kami Bolih!

11 I Polis Raja chorus
Common in Dhaka, Bangladesh. How sad!

Dr. Kildare
What did your inspection of Coogie’s body reveal?

I.American M.D.
No, no.There was no need. I just went through the files and photos of the 2 PM’s and expertly deduced from my armchair that there was no foul play whatsoever!

11 I Polis Raja chorus
Expertly deduced from his armchair. No foul play whatsoever. Nudge, Nudge! Wink, Wink!

Kapak Singh MP
Why did the kidneys, lungs and heart fail? Surely, the cause of death must be determined?

I.American M.D.
The cause of death was the heart stopped beating and the brain stopped functioning. But of course we could not establish the heart had expanded. But this is normal in the case of Malaysian Indian ‘Grand Theft Auto’ suspects but surely guilty one !

Charlie Chan
Whoa, so congvingnience one, ah? Even if police bullet is found in body, you only conclude ‘died from bleeding, heart stopped beating?’

Dr. Ben Casey
What was the clincher? I mean what was THE evidence that led you to your learned opinion?

I.American M.D.
The Suicide Note.

11 IPR chorus
Suicide Note? That’s rum!

Sherlock Holmes
He wrote a Suicide Note while fully handcuffed behind his back and in the presence of 11 I Polis Raja and they don’t know about it? Can I take a look at it?

I.American M.D.
Sorry, no can do. Barred by OSIBISA, I’m afraid. And sub-judice.

11 I Polis Raja chorus
Barred by OSIBISA, Whew!

I.American M.D.
But I can read excerpts from it. Here goes:
‘Yang benar Appa, Amma and Sujatha (my beloved mistress).. jika you receiving this letter you vill be knoving dat I yam kaput. But, I must telling the truth to the whole verld…….I yam yaddicted to ‘Grand Theft Auto’ video game and yam on a mission to make yit a Glocal success selling yit in the Night Markets of the world…………11 I Polis Raja have nothing to do with beating the shit out of my body with blunt force trauma rubber truncheons leading to Pulmonary Enema exacerbated by Myocardial Infarction aggravated by acute malfunction of the Renal Sub-Filtrate System or Rhabdomyolysis Breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, pending toxicology…..I yam deeply ashamed by my yactions and have decided to yaccidentally kammit swiside!.There’s nothing more I can say……..

11 I Polis Raja chorus
Yaccidentally kammit swiside! What more is there to say!

Sherlock Holmes
Brilliant I.American M.D. You have convinced us. A true Professional. It felt like, looked like and smelled like Murder or Beating the shit out of the body with blunt force trauma rubber truncheons. But I was so obviously wrong. You have covered up all the angles beautifully.

I.American M.D.
Yes, we have covered it all up exceedingly well, what Holmes!

11 I Polis Raja chorus, I Raja Polis and AG Ganesh Patel
Yes! Covered it all up exceedingly well! Correct, correct, correct. Hip, hip hooray to I.American M.D.!

donplaypuks® with my post mortems, man!!

-http://donplaypuks.blogspot.com

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The prisons and policing system seem to be particularly dangerous in some parts of ASEAN don’t they? But politics can change the police force into something better and more transparent. With :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;granted, 10 million or more minority Malaysians might be inclined to give Najib (Najib gives himself effectively a second term by helping the majority including the non-racist Malays, the results will be overwhelming) 4 more years to extricate himself from the above mess of deaths.

ARTICLE 3

PKR’s Lim Soo Nee is “immature” for criticising Soi Lek over ‘girlie shows’ – MCA –  by  Chong Itt Chew – Tuesday, 29 January 2013 22:22

Kedah exco and PKR state chief Lim Soo Nee has failed to defend the rights of non-Muslims by keeping quiet in the state executive council, thus allowing PAS to place a lot of restrictions and to impose Islamic policies. However, he still dares to insult MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek for placing a lot of restrictions in their invitation to attend their Chinese New Year event.

Seeing as that the General Elections is around the corner, PAS has therefore decided to mere postpone the female performance ban, and not repeal it completely. Thus, I urge Lim Soo Nee to not be complacent that the ban has been postponed, as so long as the ban is not abolished completely, he has failed to defend the rights of the non-Muslims community in Kedah.

Daily lives affected

Ever since PAS took over the administration of Kedah, they have launched and implemented various policies which are harmful to the rights and freedom of the non-Muslim community. Their daily lives have now been affected, and Lim Soo Nee as well as DAP are powerless to do anything except to protest and complaint after something has been done. If the non-Muslim leaders in both PKR and DAP are not powerless, then why did they not immediately oppose the decision of the state assembly or the state exco?

As a member of the state exco, Lim Soo Nee should have played his role and oppose the implementation of Islamic policies, yet the number of cases where non-Muslim rights are violated continue to increase. This proves that he is incompetent and a coward when it comes to defending non-Muslim rights.

Besides that, Lim Soo Nee as an exco was also unable to use his influence and was forced to choose his own service centre to host the Chinese New Year event and even inviting female performers only proves that he is immature and has already put the cart before the horse.

Dato’ Chong Itt Chew
Kedah MCA Chairman

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Heres one example where feminism plays non-Muslim  females (shall we also say typically less than ‘girlie’ types insecure about their looks or goodwill with their husbands so are willing to use religion as a tool of control?) right into the hands of the Muslims, along with their male non-Muslims, at least those unaware of feminism or involved in countering proselytisation or involved in the military industrial complex) non-Muslim male counterparts and non-Muslim communities. Sell out feminists would consort with trhe enemies of democracy to indulge their hatred of men, even those who are already married to men.

Capitulation that seems like victory . . .

Capitulation that seems like victory . . .

 

ARTICLE 4

Guan Eng slams Education Dept for ‘blocking aid’ to poor students – Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:41

BUTTERWORTH -Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has accused the state education department of trying to sabotage the state government’s initiative to give aid to poor students.

He alleged the department had directed the heads of secondary and primary schools in the Bagan constituency not to participate in the programme.

“Directives were given to the schools not to give the names to the state,” he told reporters after presenting RM100 aid each to 400 poor students at the Dewan Ahmad Badawi here today.

To back his allegations, Lim showed reporters a copy of a letter dated Jan 16 and signed by Penang Education Department Registration unit head Shamsul Fairuz Mohd Nor.

The letter stated that an application from the state government for the names of the students could not be considered, as it did not have approval from the education director-general’s office.

“This does not make sense at all, as we are not ‘kongsi gelap’ (triads) or an illegal company. We are the state government,” he said, adding that the same programme was conducted last year without any problems.

Lim, who is the Bagan MP, said that several schools in the constituency had backed out of the programme after receiving the directive.

“If this cannot be done here (in Bagan), I am not surprised if it can be done elsewhere in the state,” he added.

-thesundaily

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This does not make sense at all, as we are not ‘kongsi gelap’ (triads) or an illegal company. We are the state government,”

Oh yes DAP is gelap, as for ‘kongsi’, the use of the term smacks of racism. Isn’t there a Malay equivalent word for ‘kongsi’? Such word replacements tend to negative feelings. 20+ years of TERM LIMITLESS and NEPOTISTIC and involved in Race Riots gelap. This state government is a FAILURE and any company DAP is involved in is illegal until the term limitless and nepotistic are removed from ALL DAP committee posts. That means :

If the voters want to be rid of Taib or Mubarak style Oligarchs and nepotists, or dr.Evil cliques (Mokhzani and Mirzan worth near 3 BILLION between them from ill gained assets), YOU VOTERS MUST be very careful of the family links here.

To be entirely safe, I advise the Orang Asli, to vote THEIR OWN family Oligarchs into power instead of non-Asli outsiders like the Yong or Tiong or worse, Lim Dynasty Clan. The will not need the power, they already have the wealth and are being power mad.

Please note the Oligarchs in Pakatan as listed below :

NEPOTISM IN PAKATAN RAKYAT

Three of the below must be challenged so that only a single candidate without relatives remains :

Lim Kit Siang (MP Ipoh Timur – Perak)
Lim Guan Eng (MP Air Puteh – Penang)
Chew Gek Cheng (Assemblyman Kota Laksamana – Malacca) Guan Eng’s wife
Lim Hui Ying Guan Eng’s sister (Vice-Chairman)

Two of the below must be challenged so that only a single candidate without relatives remains :

Karpal Singh (MP Jelutong – Penang)
Gobind Singh (MP Puchong – Selangor) Karpal’s son
Jagdeep Singh (Asssemblyman Dato Keramat – Penang) Karpal’s son

Two of the below must be challenged so that only a single candidate without relatives remains :

Anwar Ibrahim (MP Permatang Pauh, Seberang Prai)
Wan Azizah
Nurul Izzah Anwar(MP Lembah Pantai – Kuala Lumpur) Anwar’s Daughter

Also either Ngeh (Pantai Remis) or Nga (Sitiawan) must go to prevent 2nd degree nepotism and the kind of environment that caused DAP’s Kulasegaran, PKR’s Gobalakrishnan, to be kicked out possibly an act of racism but more likely at the order of the Lim Dynasty clique.

For even stronger consideration, I also list seats that HRP demands :

1. Padang Serai (Incumbent: PKR – N Gobalakrishnan)
2. Batu Kawan (DAP – Ramasamy)
3. Sungei Siput (PSM – Dr D Jeyakumar)
4. Ipoh Barat (DAP – N Kulasegaran)
5. Bagan Datoh (BN – Ahmad Zahid Hamidi)
6. Cameron Highlands (BN – SK Devamany)
7. Hulu Selangor (BN – P Kamalanathan)
8. Kuala Selangor (PAS – Dzulkefy Ahmad)
9. Klang (DAP – Charles Santiago)
10. Kota Raja (PAS – Siti Mariah Mahmud)
11. Rasah (DAP – Anthony Loke)
12. Teluk Kemang (PKR – Kamarul Baharin Abbas)
13. Alor Gajah (BN – Fong Chan Onn)
14. Tebrau (BN – Teng Boon Soon)
15. Lembah Pantai (PKR – Nurul Izzah Anwar)

HRP might very well be aware of some things we are not aware of to list some surprising choices as well, do not discount their reasons. PSM’s Jeyakumar appears to have been bought by BN though, so their viability is uncertain until PSM’s clique leadership changes. I have done some probing and casual calls to PSM, they are not very grassroots, DAP of course (also tried earlier) is far worse and absolutely TREACHEROUS and clique based and beholden to SINGAPORE’s PAP. I would not be surprised if the nepotists in DAP are rounded up a 2nd time, for collusions with Singapore to subvert Malaysian Federal authority instead amongst other things like ‘neurotech abuse’. Everyone else, should meanwhile stand as independents in any constituency with bad assemblymen or MPs or people who do not endorse term limits and asset declarations.

Here’s something that will help voters decide if candidacy is not their thing or too expensive :

Barisan – Apartheid, Corrupt and Nepotistic-Oligarchs
Pakatan – Corrupt and Nepotistic-Oligarchs (excepting PAS which is unfortunately semi-Taliban in Hudud intentions)
3rd Force – Corrupt Only (if 1 term limited, meaning kick them out AFTER 1 term so that they have no chance to be corrupt, then 3rd Force Indepdnents are the perfect MPs)

Pick the coalition with the least flaws. End the APARTHEID ! Destroy the Oligarchs in all political parties ! 3rd Force is best. And don’t feel bad about kicking Oligarchs out, the Taibs, Tiongs? and Yongs? are multi-millionaires (billionaires) with immense assets that are just greedy for power now that they have wealth. We have nothing against these sorts but the policy for 5 decades that accepts APARTHEID and not full Equality is unacceptable. Also limitless terms are undemocratic.

ARTICLE 5

Guan Eng’s billboard raises eyebrows – Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:43

GEORGE TOWN – THE gigantic picture of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on the “Welcome to Thaipusam 2013″ billboard near the entrance to Jalan Kebun Bunga, here, has raised eyebrows as thousands of devotees and visitors thronged the new Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple.

The strategically placed giant billboard shows a smiling Lim in the centre, towering over other state leaders, along with the Hindu deity Lord Murugan.

Also on the billboard are DAP national chairman Karpal Singh, his son Jagdeep Singh, who is also Datuk Keramat assemblyman, Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer, Bagan Dalam assemblyman A. Tanasekaran and Prai assemblyman P. Ramasamy.

Several Pakatan Rakyat banners were also seen being placed at several places along Jalan Utama leading to the temple.

State Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow said it was not the previous state administration’s practice to politicise its respective component parties during festive religious celebrations.

Teng said doing so was deemed as being disrespectful to the celebration and devotees.

He said the BN state government would not mix politics with religion and its stand would always be impartial.

“We always participate in these religious festivals, but for us, it is more about greeting devotees.

“A state MIC branch had applied to set up a panthal (kiosk) during the Thaipusam festival many years back, but it was rejected. We are strict on this matter,” he said, adding that BN would not take political advantage by promoting parties during religious events.

Teng said this at the Thaipusam celebration here yesterday. Earlier, he and several non-Muslim state BN leaders greeted and wished devotees in Jalan Kebun Bunga “Happy Thaipusam”.

- New Straits Times

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Lord Murugan should not be depicted as smaller than LGE the worst nepotist and term limitless failed GE12 Manifesto farce, among other liars of politicians. An appropriate placement for LGE would be below Lord Murugan’s foot and smaller than Lord Murugan’s foot on the poster. Can anyone say ‘narcissist?

ARTICLE 6

MyWatch chief: Cop threatened to shoot me – Anisah Shukry, FMT – Tuesday, 29 January 2013 Super Admin

MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan was on undercover at several illegal gambling outlets in Jelebu when a policeman called him up and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t leave.

A policeman from the Jelebu police headquarters allegedly threatened to shoot the chairman of anti-crime watchdog MyWatch early this morning, minutes after he informed Bukit Aman of illegal gambling outlets operating in the area.

R Sri Sanjeevan told FMT he had been staking out the illegal gambling outlets in Simpang Pertang alone, waiting for the district police to act on his tip off, when he received a threatening call at 3.43am from a Malay man.

According to Sanjeevan’s police report, the man had demanded in Malay: “who are you, are you drunk, why did you call Bukit Aman, do you think we don’t know what we are doing? I want you to leave that area or I will go there and arrest you or shoot you.”

When Sanjeevan asked who the man was, he allegedly replied: “I am a police officer from IPD Jelebu! If you have the guts, come to IPD Jelebu now!”

Sanjeevan said he immediately called Bukit Aman and was told that the information would be passed on to the Negeri Sembilan contingent police headquarters.

But no response came and Sanjeevan lodged a police report at 4.55am at the Jelebu district police headquarters over the matter.

“The investigating officer confirmed that the number [from the death threat] belongs to IPD Jelebu,” Sanjeevan told FMT.

“So they are narrowing it down and will charge the perpetrator for criminal intimidation. I doubt the case will stick, but the public needs to know that police give death threats as well.”

Sanjeevan said he was certain the man who issued the death threat was a police officer intent on protecting the illegal gambling outlets there, which he said had been operating for two years.

“It was just a four minute difference [from when I informed the police about the outlets]. Within four minutes, I get a threatening call. So who do you think it is?”

Police protecting illegal gambling outlets

Sanjeevan explained that he had gone undercover at 2.50am as a customer of the outlets based on information he received from a source.

“I have been getting complaints too often [over the illegal gambling outlets and] have relayed it to police but they failed so I went down personally,” he told FMT.

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The cop was being too lazy to discuss so was directly threatening the best way possible. At the same time, these illegal outlets could well be tomorrows normalised businessmen – especially with loss limits based around salaries. 30% maximum losses and the gambling outlet management must ask for salary slips. Perhaps the maximum level of bets could also be limited based on salary slips as well. For example a blackjack game could be in $1 increments for 1000 salary earners (this easily can come up to hundreds in a single game effectively locking out the 1000 player if a single game goes badly . . . until the next month before the next visit to the mini-casino . . . ) while the ‘VIP’ tables for those earning or with businesses of 100K a month could raise/bet 1000 per hand etc.. (same limits in either case just because someone earns 100K a month does not mean they should be allowed to lose more than 30K and be locked out of all outlets until the next month). This acts as a useful reminder and after all, gambling outlets are not about making people bankrupt, but rather to allow some number bending games around skills. the 30% limit to losses will be a very well appreciated check and balance type of law, that will also teach gambling outlet owners not to look upon gamblers as people to destroy – they can’t  if this law is in place and will focus on skill and fairplay as well as grow a conscience instead.

Right to Gamble other than 4D, is a Human Right for non-Muslims (with limits on loses based around monthly salaries). Also right to Adult Industry. But advertising and sales of alcohol to non-Muslims?!? TALIBAN ALERT!

Right to Gamble other than 4D, is a Human Right for non-Muslims (with limits on loses based around monthly salaries). Also right to Adult Industry. But advertising and sales of alcohol to non-Muslims?!? TALIBAN ALERT!

ARTICLE 7

Tunku Aziz claims told to woo Yamtuan’s son – January 27, 2013

Tunku Aziz has turned vocal DAP critic since his departure from the party.

SEREMBAN, Jan 27 — Former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim has claimed that he was once asked by DAP state chairman Loke Siew Fook to persuade a son of the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan to contest in the coming state election on a DAP ticket.

Tunku Abdul Aziz said he conveyed the request to Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin Ibni Tuanku Mukhriz, the founding president of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), but the latter turned it down.

He said Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin would be made the Negri Sembilan menteri besar if the opposition wrest the state from the Barisan Nasional.

“Unperturbed, Loke (MP for Rasah) again asked me to persuade Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin to contest a parliamentary seat in the coming general election and promise him of a cabinet post if the opposition come to power.

“But I did not convey the request. It does not make sense for the DAP to appoint this young Tunku as mentri besar while his father is the Yang Dipertuan Besar,” Tunku Abdul Aziz said at a ceramah here tonight.

Tunku Abdul Aziz said it was unbecoming of the DAP to tempt a member of the royal house in its quest for power. — Bernama

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Qlippoth! Yet Shemhamphorash still lives to create more shells . . . Pakatan is the unethical back end of politicians worldwide, even as BN is corrupted as the heart of Satan.

ARTICLE 8

Interesting Excerpt on Adverse Possession (Of property)

‘It is legally conceded that uncontested long possession of land ultimately confers legal title to the occupier irrespective of the formal or documentary record of ownership. This common law principle forms the foundation of the bona fide occupants recognised under the Land Act of 1998 as it may seem, adverse possession confers actual title to the holder who occupies land for long enough and meets the following basic requirements: (i) the adverse possessor must have actually entered the property; (ii) the possession must be notorious – the possession must be seen; (iii) the possession must be adverse to the owner’s claim; and (iv) the possession must be continuous. Indeed the forest encroachers on the ten settled villages on the South Bugosa Forest Reserve (the reserve examined by ACODE) meet these basics. The land has been cultivated and improved. The government has set up infrastructure including a school on the reserve. The encroachers for all intents and purposes treat the land as theirs.

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In the case of Forest Reserve being used by ‘Settlers’, consider an allowance of space which should limit the number of dwellers in each area. To retain the pristine nature of the reserve areas and yet not be accused of unwarranted land sequestration, any citizen should be allowed to independently ‘Settle’ at density levels which are appropriate to the intended zoning of the land.

For example ONLY 1 family per 10 acres may be allowed for ‘Forest Reserve’ (after which financial accounts and assets of that family will be monitored for capacity to purchase normal units in the ex-urbs and will be required to be relocated), this can be policed and monitored informally by government rangers, if density becomes inappropriately high, the ‘neighbourhood’ can be broken up with new land areas assigned to the evicted settlers. This way, there will be ‘fair use’ for citizens and yet Reserves will remain pristine YET accessible to citizens.

As for exchange of titled land for permanent use of Forest Reserve (or even rights over more than 1 lot of 10 acres PER 1000 acre bloc which makes for a form of luxury country home or even low density retirement home, alongside the homeless settlers, large estates in the middle of nowhere with roads built and paid for by citizens aid accessibility, and can increase national land values by dotting all ‘wilds’ with human civilisation even if private yet at levels that are low density enough to retain the nature of wilderness), the quantum of exchange should be weighed against accessibility (inaccessible or problematically elevated, water inundated, or severely undulating lands could be cheaper due to road access costs) and the intended use of the land. For example ‘Forest Reserve’ must remain minimally developed, congruously developed (certain types of orchards not deemed highly intensive), or into Botanical Reserve at most (this way people can have all sorts of plant or Animal Reserves, which and may even be used as tourism resorts or retreats)

Malaysia does not recognise ‘Adverse Possession’ methods of ownership but should make unused state land accessible to all at levels above suggested in a manner more permanent than TOL which has a very strong element of uncertainly which scuttles the value of settled areas. Meanwhile BACK TAXES should not be applied in a manner that makes any owner lose their property, THOUGH all earnings should be monitored and deducted a a reasonable level put towards payment AT NO INTEREST to the offending citizen, a fine for back taxes is retrogressive and legally inapplicable, because of the further debt upon debt which already cannot be paid. Excepting flat interest BASED ON INFLATION, there should be no interest or compound interest or even fines applicable to people who cannot pay for properties they are unable to pay up as of currently.

For those with land or interested in ownership of land, also study these terms, “Allodial” (good for citizens but can cause land sequestration issues if extremely wealthy) and “Eminent Domain” (bad for citizens ONLY, can cause loss of property rights overall and gives state undue authority and power)

ARTICLE 9

AN OMEN FOR BN? EU willing to work with Anwar, PR as the NEW GOVT if they win GE13 – by  Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle – Friday, 25 January 2013 12:00

UPDATE2 The European Union Ambassador to Malaysia Luc Vandebon said the EU would have no problems working with Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and his Pakatan Rakyat coalition should they wrest the federal government in the coming general election.

“Absolutely, we want to work with Malaysia. We are ready to work with Datuk Seri Anwar and any other democratically-elected government,” Vandebon told a press conference on Friday.

Very significant statement from a world power

The statement is a tremendous morale booster for the 64-year-old Anwar and PR as they move into the last lap of what is expected to be a very dirty ballot.

Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has vowed to defend his Umno-BN government’s 55-year hold on power “at all costs”, is likely to dissolve Parliament and call for the country’s 13th general elections in the next few weeks..

“It is a very positive sign as far as PKR and PR are conscerned. The Ambassador said categorically they are prepared to work with any democratically-elected government and this is a very significant statement coming at this time,” Anwar later told reporters when asked for his response to the EU’s statement.

“Their presentation today to PR leaders and Members of Parliament was informative. They raised various economic issues that are of importance to the EU and we will take these views and positions into consideration.”

Umno-BN risks becoming a pariah to the global community

PKR leaders cheered the news, pointing out that EU’s emphasis on co-operation with “democratically-elected” government should be noted by Najib and his Umno-BN coalition.

“EU is one of the world’s most powerful economies and trading blocs. The fact that they came to the PKR headquarters tells its own story. This is a very important statement and should serve as a warning to Najib and Umno-BN,” PKR senior leader Tan Kee Kwong told Malaysia Chronicle on the sidelines of the conference.

“If they try to hang onto power by unjust and unfair means, the EU may not want to play ball with them. Umno-BN will become a pariah as far as the global community is concerned, they should watch it.”

Kee Kwong’s remark comes as the Umno-BN struggles to shake itself free from allegations of vote-rigging and even offering citizenship to illegal immigrants in exchange for their votes.

The concerns of the Malaysian people that there will be widespread electoral cheating are serious and widespread, and reflected in the phenomenal support for free and fair polls movement Bersih, which managed to carry out 3 successful public rallies despite being banned and prosecuted by the Najib administration.

Negotiations to resume after GE13

Vandebon had on Friday morning led a team to the PKR headquarters to discuss the ongoing EU-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Since 2010, the EU has had seven rounds of negotiations with the Malaysian government, but nothing concrete has been finalized. T

The EU team has been told that negotiations will resume after the general election.

“I am not sure we can say there has been any delay … given that these are extremely complex agreements. But we are ready to resume negotiations after the elections with any democratically-elected government,” Vandebon reiterated.

The EU is an economic and political union of 27 member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states.

It has a combined population of over 500 million or 7.3% of the world population, generating the largest nominal world gross domestic product (GDP) of 17.6 trillion US dollars in 2011, representing approximately 20% of the global GDP when measured in terms of purchasing power parity.

Level playing field

Anwar was quick to affirm his coalition’s willingness to work the EU but stressed the need for a “level playing field”.

“Malaysia is a trading nation and effective measures need to be adopted to enhance trade and investment. We will direct the Pakatan Rakyat Economic Secretariat to urgently look into the matter. We will engage with our industry sectors for their feedback. Our general principle is to adopt the principle of free trade with fairness and a level playing field,” said Anwar, a deputy prime minister and finance minister.

In 2011, Malaysia was the EU’s 23rd largest trading partner in goods. Bilateral trade between the EU and Malaysia is dominated by industrial products. The EU mainly imports machinery and appliances and mainly exports electrical equipment and machinery (both ways industrial products account for more than 90% of trade). Other sectors of relevance in terms of EU imports from Malaysia are plastics and rubber and animal and vegetable fats and oils and in terms of exports, mechanical products.

EU imports from Malaysia have gradually increased since 2003, experiencing a significant decrease in 2008-2009 (16% fall). With the exception of fisheries, EU exports have also seen a growing trend since 2000, with an 18% decrease in 2008-2009 due to the economic downturn. Although Malaysia has not been a major trading partner in services so far, opportunities are increasing due to pressure to liberalise key sectors.

In September 2010 the EU Member States approved the launch of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with Malaysia.  Malaysia is a member of ASEAN and a WTO member.

Malaysia Chronicle

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Until Anwar speaks clearly on :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;as well as end the culture of opacity and nepotism in Pakatan, Malaysia is a USELESS country that EU should divest from.

ARTICLE 10

Managing voice, exit and loyalty in Singapore — Daniel Chua – February 01, 2013

FEB 1 — Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) government has lost two by-elections in eight months — one in Hougang on May 26, 2012, and most recently in Punggol East on January 26, 2013 to the Workers’ Party (WP). Some commentators describe the losses as symptoms of a sea change in Singapore politics, and some predict more PAP losses in future elections. Supporters of the PAP government, however, remain optimistic that the ruling party can reinvent itself before the next general election due in 2016.

In his classic work, “Voice, Exit and Loyalty” (1970), Albert O. Hirschman combines economic principles and political science by analysing voice and exit as mechanisms for improving the quality of products in an economy or governance in a state. He defines the giving of feedback as voice and the choice of turning to a substitute brand or product as exit.

Loyalty, according to Hirschman, is a “less rational, though far from wholly irrational” concept when analysing the response of dissatisfied customers of a company or disgruntled voters in a country. From the two by-election defeats suffered by the PAP, voters in Singapore have taken the exit option by choosing an alternative candidate over the PAP.

To be sure, there are many factors that account for the loss of the Hougang and Punggol East seats by the PAP to the WP. Perhaps the WP candidates, Png Eng Huat and Lee Li Lian, connected better with residents in Hougang and Punggol East, respectively. It could also be the popularity of WP as an alternative political party to the PAP. Some opine that both PAP by-election losses were attributed to a broader discontentment with the government’s policies related to immigration, housing, and transportation. But without comprehensive studies and strong data, it is hard to be sure what the reasons are, and even harder to resist the trend.

Between exit and voice, the ruling party clearly chooses voice as a mechanism to improve its quality of governance. The PAP must listen, or at least be perceived to be listening, to the voices of the people. Soon after the general election of 2011 (GE2011), the PAP government embarked on a structured approach to gather feedback from cross-sections of the population through the “Our Singapore Conversation” (OSC) project. The prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, and other ministers were featured on forums broadcasted on national television in English and Chinese channels, apparently to demonstrate sincerity in listening to the voices of the people. The OSC has drawn more criticisms than applause because of the composition of the committee reflecting the glaring absence of participants from other political parties.

Lee has also started his own Facebook page where he attempts to engage the section of Singapore’s population that actively plugs in to social media. Unlike the use of traditional media such as television and newspapers, Lee’s Facebook posts attract mostly encouraging comments. It may well be a sign that the prime minister is making some headway in engaging the people through Facebook.

Despite its ostensible goals, OSC falls short of Hirschman’s definition of voice. The voice in the OSC lacks the spontaneity in most democratic societies where civil rights are respected and protected. Without the freedom to speak up openly on issues deemed to be unjust, Hirschman argues that “dissatisfaction is more likely to take the form of silent exit”.

There are at least two ways that Singaporeans can choose exit over voice. Elections remain a legitimate and effective means to shift allegiance from the PAP to opposition parties. Another form of silent exit comes in the form of migrating overseas. The number of Singaporeans giving up citizenship hovers around 1,200 annually since 2007, and the number of Singaporeans currently residing overseas is approximately 200,000 based on the newly-released Population White Paper.

The PAP government now struggles to create a positive trajectory in guarding PAP votes and retaining Singapore’s best and brightest talents. When weighing the costs of exit, exiting citizens must reckon that the greatest loss is their right as citizens to participate as members of the society to have a voice. Yet since the PAP government has successfully curtailed freedom of speech and public demonstrations, more Singaporeans may pack and leave the country for good.

There is a third group: the PAP loyalists. They, too, may not be fully satisfied with the government’s policies. They remain loyal, however, because they are hopeful that the PAP will deliver on its promises and hold the belief that if they preserve their right to a voice, no matter how small that voice may be, they will eventually be heard. To be sure, the GE2011 results indicate that majority of Singaporeans voted for the PAP. They are the ones putting up “Likes” and supportive comments on the Facebook pages of PAP MPs. But this group looks set to shrink very quickly. To reverse the downward trend, the PAP will have to fight GE2016 on two fronts: One, to retain the support of the loyalists with continuance of policies that worked well in the past; two, to convince the Singaporeans on the threshold of exiting that they have a voice. — New Mandala

* Daniel Wei Boon Chua is a PhD candidate at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.

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Even a nation with a 30% flat demographic group of multi-MILLIONAIRE leisurely classes with full paid homes and cars (Singapore does not yet have this sort of wealth level, no country really does or can, there can only be so much sequestration by so many plutocrats before the ‘trickle down effect’ becomes a REVERSE OSMOSIS of sorts where the middle classes are destroyed and the poor become dependents on the state . . . ), the 70% can easily demand a Socialist redistribution of the wealthies by ousting PAP’s richest MPs or any MP that will not place limits on wealth sequestration. A 30% of people owning 90% WEALTH while the 90% citizens only own 10% cannot be tolerated – and this is what PAP has causes, extreme salaries for bureaucrats attest this and require the 70% (again I stress, no country has this but plenty of countries have 90% wealth held by 10% syndrome, or in worse ratios) to vote POOR and non-GLC-Crony-Nepotism linked candidates ONLY. The 99% have no choice.

The 99%’s future generations will never be able to match or keep up with inflation, Wealth must be re-distributed as per the ‘Great Leap Forward’ so that we will have no extremes in wealth (20 million limits on maximum wealth sequestered) or poverty (has to work whole life just to own a small flat or pay off children’s educations, can never own a car), with wealth equity dropping from inflation while the wealthy oligarchs and nepotists control all policy making rights while suppressing the growth of the 99% by preventing them from obtaining wealth through inflation.

ARTICLE 11

Tunku Aziz denies privacy breach claims – Lisa J. Ariffin – February 1, 2013

Tunku Abdul Aziz denies privacy breach claims over a Negeri Sembilan royalty and pins blame on DAP’s Anthony Loke.
VIDEO INSIDE

PETALING JAYA: Former DAP vice-president Tunku Abdul Aziz today refuted privacy breach claims when he revealed the son of a Yang di-Pertuan Besar had been courted by the DAP to be an election candidate.

Tunku Aziz  instead blamed the party’s national organising secretary Anthony Loke, whom Tunku Aziz claimed had approached him to persuade Negeri Sembilan’s Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz to contest in a state seat.

In an e-mail response to Tunku Abidin, Tunku Aziz said he was not privy to what transpired between the former and Loke as he was not present during their meeting.

“If anyone had violated your privacy in this instace, it was Loke who volunteered the information to me,” Tunku Aziz read a copy of his e-mail to reporters here.

Tunku Aziz described the plan as an “open secret” in DAP and pointed out “a political party operating in the public domain is not private property”.

“You cannot hide behind a cloak of secrecy where a matter of public interest is involved,” he told the young prince.

“I am not unused in the jobs I have done to respecting privacy, but in this case what had been attempted is of national interest and has every potential for formenting a constitutional crisis,” he added.

Tunku Aziz said the offer was unprecedented in the political history of Malaysia.

“It is a conflict of interest. Imagine a scenario in which the royal father is the Ruler and his younger son, a DAP member, his Menteri Besar,” he said.

“It was a mischief making carried too far. Can we trust them to govern this country of ours?”

Last Saturday, Tunku Aziz had revealed the DAP had offered the position of Menteri Besar to Tunku Abidin. He added when the young ruler had rejected the offer, the party raised the stake and offered him a Federal seat instead.

Loke, who is also DAP’s Negeri Sembilan chief, had last week criticised Tunku Abdul Aziz over his exposé and explained the matter was stated in an informal and closed-door meeting, not to be “hebah-hebahkan” (spread around).

Tunku Abidin on Tuesday confirmed that he had an “informal conversation” with the DAP some months ago, before saying that he was invited to talk with other political parties as well.

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It is a conflict of interest. Imagine a scenario in which the royal father is the Ruler and his younger son, a DAP member, his Menteri Besar,” he said.

A rare display from the royal institution (sadly too many are enmired in exactly the same manner admonished against here . . . ) !

Fabulous! The use of this sort of language ‘conflict of interest’ or ‘vested interest’ leads to ethical highlighting of NEPOTISM and Crony Collusion as well. This shows that Tunku Aziz has nothing to gain and has no fear about toppling those oligarchs and dirty politicians colluding with dirty businessmen instead of creating a fair ground for the whole nation. Would Tunku lead 3rd Force and speak for :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Society has reached a zero sum level and corruption borne of  ‘conflict of interest’ or ‘vested interest’ or nepotism has prevented the 99% from having a quality of life because of the inequitable extreme sequestration of wealth and  land. Tunku has the intelligence to understand this point so the necessity of Malaysia (and the Royal Collective) granting the 3 items is a moot point – and a basic necessity if Malaysia is to be a 1st world nation.

ARTICLE 12

Zombies invade Malaysia! – by Lydia Koh – February 01, 2013

“Zombie” volunteers surround Lord Zombie Chacha (seated in the centre, weaing white and blue). — Pictures by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 ? Bloody gaping wounds, rotting flesh and pallid skin… this can only be the undead. Zombies. No, it’s not a remake of the video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” It’s the third and final weekend of makeup and rehearsals in preparation for the Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 tomorrow.

Some of the 150 volunteers who signed up to be zombies are learning how to apply makeup to create that realistic, gruesome appearance for the event.

The Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 is loosely based on the American “Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K”, except that it is Malaysian-ised.

“It’s like rumah hantu (haunted house) where you main kejar-kejar (play catch),” said organiser Charanpirabu who is better known as Lord Zombie Chacha.

Instead of a gruelling obstacle course, Zombie Run Malaysia is a storyline-based treasure hunt-cum-run where teams of five search for five tokens in abandoned huts, damaged cars and broken walls while avoiding being “killed in a zombie apocalypse.” A person “dies” when the zombie manages to tear the life strap off their body.

A volunteers for the Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 being made up by lead makeup artist Felicia Zoe.
Each token is a prize and there are multiple routes to reacf the tokens. The team that gets back to the finishing line with five tokens and all the members surviving stand a chance to be the ultimate Zombie Run Malaysia winner.

“It’s designed to be fun and since it’s for Malaysians, it is more mind-boggling than physical,” said Chacha. Some of the home-grown zombies that participants can expect are the Makcik Nasi Lemak zombie, Tiger Beer Auntie zombie and Mat Rempit zombie.

Tickets to Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 sold out within the first week of release. There will be 200 teams consisting of 1,000 participants and 150 zombie volunteers. To ensure that everyone gets a chance to enjoy the event, there are five two-hour waves or time periods in which the game commence. Each team can only participate in one wave.

A lot of work and preparation went into ensuring that the Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 will be an unforgettable event. You know Chacha means business when he hires the best in the industry to make the experience as close as possible to a zombie apocalypse.

“Hani Ahmad, the founder of Friedchillis.com has been very helpful with the makeup. I gave her a budget of RM15,000 for the makeup and she managed to reduce it to RM1,200! Since she’s familiar with food, she found stuff from the baking shop to make fake blood. There’s sorbitol, a glucose substitute, glycerine and gelatin,” said Chacha.

Volunteers experiment with different textures and food-based makeup for the Zombie Run Malaysia 2013.
The lead makeup artist for Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 is freelance makeup artist Felicia Zoe who has worked on the set of a soon-to-be-released Norwegian horror film called “Anne og Arlett.”

“The movie is about decapitation so it’s relevant to creating the zombie look,” said Zoe who taught the volunteers how to apply makeup on their own. It would have been impossible for her to individually apply makeup for 150 zombies on the event day.

Looking at the results of their makeup training, the participants better get ready to be shocked on the day itself!

Zombie have a certain way of moving and at the Zombie Run Malaysia 2013, there will be Stumblers and Chasers. Stumblers are basically positioned at a particular spot while the Chasers run after the participants.

Since each zombie has a different character, they would need to learn how to move accordingly.

Zombie volunteers practising their moves… you better watch out when they are in full costume and makeup!
Actress Nicole-Ann Thomas who has been in the performance arts scene for many years taught the volunteers how to walk, crawl and move like zombies. They learned how to get into character while looking terrifying at the same time.

Thomas got the volunteers to work up a sweat during the warm-up session. “Anyone feel like dying yet?” she asked. When nobody replied, she joked, “That’s because you’re supposed to be dead!”

Despite the event being only publicised through Facebook in December, word spread very quickly and the slots for volunteers were snapped up quickly.

“The response for the Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 was very unexpected. It just went viral,” said Chacha.

One of the zombie volunteers, 26-year-old architect Hasrin Edzwan, said he found out about the event through his friend via Facebook. He said he was one of the last few people who managed to get a part as a zombie volunteer.

“As a zombie, I would already be scaring off participants. But for people who are afraid of clowns, it would definitely be more horrifying for them,” joked Hasrin who will be a clown zombie.

The Zombie Run Malaysia is on tomorrow February 2, 2013 at Canyon Paintball Park, Bukit Utama. For more information, check out their Facebook page.

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Yeah yeah. Violence and rotting corpses and death is fine. But HEALTHY LIVING Human beings having joyous sex or relaxing sex, or activists challenging for UN compliant and Islam compliant end to Bumiputra APARTHEID will get any Malaysians arrested. Very clever . . . morons. Vote properly or run for candidacy. Stop all  this tom foolery and destroy the term limitless oligarchs and plutocrats in parliament. After that only, that such displays would not be gratuituous stupidity or MSM contrived decoys misdirecting from Malaysia’s lack of :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

A second class citizen indulging in this b.s. rather than trying to oust racists and nepotists is a first class fool.

ARTICLE 13

Philippine’s No.1 conman: Follow due process, Anwar tells Sabah CM, M’sian cops – written by  Anwar Ibrahim – Thursday, 31 January 2013 23:38

The claim by Philippine Interior Secretary Mar Roxas that Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman has blocked the repatriation of the Philippine’s most wanted conman is most shocking and we demand an explanation.

The conman known as Manuel Karingal Amalilio is also said to be Musa’s nephew and going by the name of Mohammad Sufian Said. This is not a petty issue as he is alleged to have cheated over 15,000 people of 12 billion pesos or about RM900 million! Musa must come clean on these allegations.

Remaining silent is not an option.

How can our police be a party to a conspiracy

Meanwhile, the Malaysian police must act in accordance with the law and must not be seen to be taking orders from political masters. The idea that our law enforcers are party to any act or conspiracy to harbour criminals is absolutely repugnant and scandalous.

I urge the Inspector General of Police to take immediate action to heed Manila’s request and help bring the suspect to justice. Due process must be observed and Amalilio must be given a fair trial.

Anwar Ibrahim, Leader of the Opposition

Manuel Karingal Amalilio, the scam boss wanted by the Philippine police for cheating over 15,000 people of 12 billion pesos (RM895 million), was said to be Musa’s nephew but Malaysian police have since denied it.

According to a report published in ABS-CBNNews.com, the news website of Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN last Friday, Roxas told a local TV channel that Musa has stopped the agents of the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) from bringing Amalillo back to the Philippines.

“It’s not clear why Malaysian authorities stopped Amalilio from leaving,” Roxas was quoted as saying.

He added that the Philippine enforcement officers had brought all the necessary documents with them, including Amalilio’s birth certificate and his Philippine passport, to prove that the scam suspect is a Filipino citizen.

“We have complete documentation of Amalilio as a Filipino,” Roxas said.

Amalilio (right), who owns Aman Futures Group, reportedly claimed Malaysian citizenship and used the alias, Mohammad Suffian Saaid.

“Amalilio is also claiming Malaysian citizenship. That may be the intersection of the conflict,” Roxas said.

According to the news report, Amalilio was arrested by  Malaysian  police on Jan 22 for carrying a fake Malaysian passport and identity card. Roxas (left) said the Department of Foreign Affairs, in particular the ambassador to Malaysia, Ed Malay, is working hard to bring Amalilio back to the country to answer a number of charges.

Deportation stopped at the last minute

Meanwhile, Philippine Justice Secretary Leila de Lima told the media that the Philippines did all it could in the failed attempt to repatriate Amalilio, as all documents of the scam suspect were in order and verified.

Philippine daily The Philippine Star also quoted De Lima as saying that Malaysian officials – one of them identified by her as Musa – had intervened and stopped Amalilio’s deportation last Thursday.

“His (Amalilio) flight was blocked by a Malaysian police commissioner on orders from ‘higher ups’.”

She said the Malaysian police officers arrived and took Amalilio into custody about 10 minutes before he was to board the flight.

De Lima (right) claimed that the four-member NBI team was not given a clear and acceptable reason for the last-minute intervention on what should have been a smooth deportation.

“We are still trying to verify the reason so we can determine the next step or move to ensure that we will get Amalilio,” she was quoted as saying.

The justice chief said that her office might consider filing an official request for the Malaysian government’s clarification to shed light on the incident.

The issue has caught the attention of Philippine President Benigno S Aquino III, who vowed to bring Amalilio back to face the law.

“We expect him to be brought back to the Philippines and to face trial, and with the evidence presented, to be convicted and sent to jail.

“That will serve, hopefully, as a deterrent to others,” Aquino told reporters in Davos after attending the World Economic Forum.

‘No link to Musa’s family’

According to The Philippine Star, Amalilio’s deportation was blocked due to “incomplete documents” after it was found that he is also a Malaysian national.

Quoting an insider, the daily claimed that Amalilio who also goes by the name, Mohd Kamal Saaim, has influential relatives in Malaysia.

Nevertheless, Sabah police chief Hamza Taib (right) denied the allegation against Musa yesterday and clarified that Amalilio is not in any way linked to Musa’s family.

“It was my decision (to stop the move to send him back on Thursday) as we have to follow proper procedures to deport anyone.

“We have nothing against deporting the man, but (to date) there has been no request for his deportation by the Philippines,” he was quoted as saying by The Star.

He elaborated that any deportation should follow the law.

The Malaysian English daily also reported that Amalilio had claimed to be a nephew of both Musa and his brother, Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, while luring thousands of Filipino investors into his investment scheme, offering them an enticing 67 percent in returns.

He fled the Philippines for Sabah in November immediately after the President Aquino ordered his arrest.

Amalilio was arrested in Ranau, Sabah on Thursday, but the arrest had apparently nothing to do with the scam in the Philippines.

Hamza explained that Amalilio was held over identity issues, and that investigations were being carried out for offences under Section 12(1) D of the Passport Act 1966 that provides for a maximum fine of RM10,000 or five years’ jail time, or both.

“We found him in possession of a suspected fake Philippines passport… and are now trying to establish his true citizenship,” he said. – wikisabah

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Due process?!? This term is rendered meaningless when used by a man who would accept an 8% quorum of voters for a nomination to the Presidency of PKR political party (also a nepotism famaily based party). I remind the Rakyat and the other 58% of PKR members who did not vote, that PKR elections are still illegal which subjects PKR to deregistration. Even if the time frame to reach 66% quorums is very slow, better a properly voted President than this ad hoc clique and crony based Anwar.

Pakatan Rakyat is a kelang kabut political party, Pakatan Rakyat has not even met 90% of GE12 so-called ‘Manifestos’ and APPOINTED Crony NGO ‘elected’ EXCO Members rather than hold Local Council Elections for at 0.002% which was the highlight that won Pakatan’s GE12 new Parliamentary seats!!! Only 300 people voted out of Penang’s 1.5 million but the majority of Penang’s 1.5 million were tricked into thinking that Local Council Elections would be returned (also that MP’s and other Pakatan politicians would declare assets – they did not declarwe any assets, but instead used their appointed EXCO to bait and switch declarations of assets, the EXCOs declared assets instead, the MPs mysteriously could not. Pakatan however did ask BN to help them puch through a bill for 750K funerals off the taxpayer funds for Y.B. CM Lim Guan Eng who was APPOINTED CM without consultation of any DAP members, by LGE’s father Lim Kit Siang, and 120K funerals for Betty Chew also off the taxpayer’s funds, CM Lim Guan Eng’s wifeand the single most glaring act of nepotism on the back of political campaign LIES posing as a grand farce of a GE12 Manifesto . . . as another politician said ‘ We HATE liars.’ ) if Pakatan regained power. Instead DAP pretended that the Federal Government did not want to allow Local Council Elections where DAP effectively APPOINTED their own cronies in a sham election instead.

And Anwar dares to go ‘due process’ and act holier than thou?!? GE12 Campaign promises failed, quorum for internal elections failed hurts 1 million times more people than Musa Aman’s son being  a criminal (lets say there are 27 aggrieved persons that Musa Aman’s son’s criminal activities have harmed – 1 person for 1 million people each in uncceptable democratic failures and election LIES is worse) Musa Aman should retaliate by getting the EC to deregister PKR for failure of quorum in the PKR political party internal election. In fact the Rakyat with the time or money should do the same simply to teach ALL politicians and political parties about toeing the line where election promises are concerned. ‘Duely process’ the facts behind this comment before attacking others to hid your own failures Anwar . . . Musa Aman’s son has NOTHING to do with Musa Aman, both being grown adults and in entirely different fields of work.

Musa Aman may be on th side of racism, but a fence sitter on racism that inflicts such democratic failures on the Rakyat is just unbearable. Granted Anwar has the pathos and charisma factor, but Anwar is a failure in all other areas. This is like the student wo passed Bahasa Melayu but failed every single other subject from ‘ponteng’ classes (failed GE 12 Manifestos), then can such a person lead a country? For this sort of treatment of democracy, the Rakyat should want a movie star or top singer, not Anwar the nepotistic farce that has not made clear on :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;and failed to keep 90%n of GE12 Manifestos as well as cause clique and crony or nepotism politics. The Rakyat doesn’t care about Musa Aman’s son, the Rakyat cares about the the above 3 items. Cult of personality AGAIN.

Incidental lookalike? Won't say who . . .

Incidental lookalike? Won’t say who . . .

ARTICLE 14

Tell us what happened to the 20 sen collected – NGO asks Guan Eng – Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:59

GEORGE TOWN- Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been given three days to explain where the proceeds of the 20 sen collected under the ‘No Plastic Bag’ campaign initiated by the state government had gone to.

The ultimatum was issued by a non-governmental organisation called Sekretariat Penerangan Yaacob Bebas, during a 30-minute demonstration by its members in Komtar.

The group’s representative, Mohd Yaacob Mohd Noor, said the state government did not reveal where the 20 sen per plastic bag fee had been channeled to and this had left many people wondering.

“We would like him (Guan Eng) to tell us where the money had gone to or how it was spent ever since it was implemented last January…or else we will protest here again,” he said.

He also demanded that the state provide environmentally-friendly paper bags if it wanted to keep true to its ‘welfare government’.

The full implementation of the campaign was introduced in Penang on Jan 1, 2011, and compels all supermarkets, pharmacies, fast food restaurants, nasi kandar restaurants and convenience stores including petrol stations to charge 20 sen for a plastic bag under its ‘Cleaner, Greener, Penang’ initiative.

It was reported that the money collected from the sale of plastic bags would be channeled to a special fund called “Partners Against Poverty” to help the state’s hardcore poor.

- New Straits Times

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0.20 cents for a plastic bag is EXCESSIVE. Maybe 0.05 cents is tolerable, but know that when bought in bulk, a plastic bag can be worth less than 0.01 cents. This means to be fair to consumers, the charge for a plastic bag should be 0.01 cents WHICH STILL MIGHT BE more than 100% profit if a plastic bag costs 0.005 cents (or Half a Cent). This means at 0.20 cents, the profit  is 40 times. that is extremely excessive and I’d wager that this sort of penny pinching behavior under guise of being eco-friendly-green is something DAP learnt from PAP, like DAP asking for 750K in funeral funds FROM TAX PAYER MONIES or PAP CREATING a Minister mentor and Senior Ministers post that pays out 4 million ofthe taxpayer monies WITHOUT PERMISSION of the voters in TRUE DEMOCRACY but via colluding MPs in REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY instead.

Heres a asecond look at Local Council Elections – An Officious Method When Unofficial, But Publicly Monitored 1 man 1 vote system at a quorum of 66.6% will do in lieu of recognition of the EC. there is no need for the Fed Gov to Liase when the State Gov can appoint EXCO directly. This means the auhority lies with the Rakyat extended by DAP but DAP would rather ask the Fed Gov. to qualify candiddates DAP can already appoint albeit with an non-official layer of TRUE DEMOCRACY. Whats this institutional sabotage and pretense that they do not have authority. DAP idiots are disrespecting the mandate the people gave them by pretending to be helpless to conduct the above format for what are Local Elections.

http://dapmalaysia.org/english/2012/jan12/lge/lge1462.htm

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