Wednesday, October 19, 2011

迟至今日抨雪议员调薪,国阵才是讲一套做一套

迟至今日抨雪议员调薪,国阵才是讲一套做一套


迟至今日抨雪议员调薪,国阵才是讲一套做一套

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 10:28 AM PDT

国阵领袖明知道雪州国阵州议员之前没有反对雪兰莪州议会动议加薪,现在却跳出来批评民联反对调整国会议员津贴的做法居心叵侧,简直是自打嘴巴。另外,马华雪州联委会副秘书郑有文也揶揄民联讲一套做一套,这边厢调高执政州州议员的津贴,另一方面却拒绝预算案调整国会议员薪金及津贴的说法。其实,当初国阵议员尤其是来自马华的两位州议员都没有针对调整薪金提出反对,而郑有文、州议会反对党领袖沙甸以及黄冠文等人却迟至今日才批评雪州州议会一致所支持的决定,让人有马后炮之嫌。我反问马华和国阵领袖如郑有文,沙巴州州议会也在前年调整州议员薪金至5300零吉,为何当时他们并没有站出来批评由国阵主导的沙巴州州议会的这项举措?到底谁才是双面人?谁才是见缝插针呢?国人必须理清雪州民联政府和由国阵中央政府不同的地方。国阵中央政府赤字年年,债务年年上涨,连由国阵委任的首相署部长拿督伊德里斯之前也提出2019年破产的说法,由此可见,


Fitnah anak LGE: Dr M betul bila kata Khairy korup

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 09:32 AM PDT

"The PM should not talk about rejecting corrupt leaders because his son-in-law who is corrupt has been given special treatment, '' said the former prime minister, who was unhappy that Khairy was let off with a warning by the disciplinary board while Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Ali Rustam was barred from contesting the deputy president's position for breaching party ethics.
Korup tidak semestinya dari segi rasuah tetapi seorang boleh korup idea dan korup akhlak.

Dalam episod serangan atas anak Lim Guan Eng, Khairy telah membuktikan betapa korup idea dan akhlak dia.



Siapa Pemimpin PAS Yang Akan Sertai Himpun?

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 10:25 AM PDT

Himpunan: Penganjur sahkan penyertaan pemimpin PAS

PETALING JAYA: Penganjur Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun) yang dijadualkan pada 22 Oktober ini di Stadium Shah Alam mengesahkan bahawa sebahagian pemimpin PAS Selangor akan menyertai perhimpunan itu.

Jurucakap Gabungan Cegah Murtad (GCM) Hamidzun Khairuddin, penganjur perhimpunan tersebut, berkata, mereka adalah pemimpin PAS yang dipinggirkan oleh parti. Ini termasuk NGO-NGO yang ada kaitan dengan PAS telah menyatakan komitmen untuk hadir.

Kenyataan itu bertentangan dengan mesyuarat PAS malam tadi yang membuat keputusan untuk tidak menyertai program tersebut.

Himpunan yang akan bermula jam 2 petang hari Sabtu ini dianjurkan bertujuan untuk mempertahankan akidah dari serangan gejala- gejala yang tidak diingini di samping memperaga penyatuan dan kekuatan umat Islam di negara ini.

Bagaimanapun, Hamidzun menjelaskan pihaknya tidak menjemput parti politik menghadiri program tersebut tetapi mereka boleh datang atas kapasiti peribadi.

Malam tadi, Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang mengatakan PAS tidak menyertai perhimpunan itu atas alasan "PAS dimaklumkan bahawa majlis ini tidak melibatkan parti-parti politik maka PAS mengambil pendirian untuk tidak terlibat dalam Himpunan tersebut sebagai menghormati kehendak penganjur program."

Kumpulan penyokong Hasan?

Difahamkan kumpulan pemimpin PAS yang akan menghadiri Himpunan tersebut merupakan kumpulan penyokong bekas Pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor Datuk Dr Hasan Ali. Beliau tidak dapat dihubungi untuk mengesahkan dakwaan GCM tersebut.

Hamidzun turut mengecam keputusan PAS untuk tidak menghadiri perhimpunan tersebut dengan menyifatkan sebagai 'hipokrit tertinggi'.

Katanya, sehingga ini Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) dan beberapa NGO Islam lain menyatakan persetujuan untuk hadir. Mufti Perak, Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria juga akan hadir.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharum dilapurkan mempertahankan tujuan perhimpunan itu diadakan.

"Untuk pertahankan Islam demi penyatuan umat," kata bekas mejar tentera itu. -FMT

Ulasan GB

Dengan keputusan PAS untuk tidak terlibat di dalam Himpunan Sejuta Umat, penganjur HIMPUN seperti kehilangan arah. Menuduh yang bukan-bukan terhadap PAS, kononnya PAS "hipokrit tertinggi" walhal empat jarinya menunjuk ke arah diri mereka sendiri.

Kemudian diwarwarkan ada pemimpin PAS yang akan trut serta sedangkan PAS Selangor sudahpun mengarahkan ahlinya untuk tidak turut serta di dalam himpunan tesebut.

Mereka gagal untuk memerangkap PAS, lantas membuat kenyataan yang merapu kononnya ada pemimpin PAS yang akan turut serta.

Dan jika sekalipun benar ada pemimpin PAS yang pergi ke himpunan, GB percaya ia di atas kapasiti peribadi. Jika tidak, maka ia hanya satu helah untuk mencari pintu keluar dari rumah PAS.


Pengetua Sekolah Sangkal Dakwaan Anak Guan Eng Cabul Pelajar

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 08:14 AM PDT

Dakwaan atas anak Guan Eng tidak benar, kata pengetua Heng Ee

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Okt ─ Pengetua SMK Heng Ee menegaskan dakwaan kononnya anak lelaki Lim Guan Eng pernah mengganggu seorang pelajar perempuan sekolah itu secara seksual tidak benar sama sekali.

Goon Boon Poh berkata beliau terkejut apabila membaca dakwaan itu dalam akhbar dan mahu mengakhiri isu ini kerana ia boleh menjejaskan nama baik sekolah.

"Dakwaan ini sama sekali tidak benar. Sangat mudah, ia tidak benar sama sekali," kata Goh kepada The Malaysian Insider."Blog-blog berkata insiden ini berlaku Mei tahun ini. Anak Ketua Menteri tidak menjadi pelajar sekolah ini sejak awal tahun ini," katanya lagi.

Malah kata Goh, gambar-gambar yang diposkan dalam blog bukan anak Lim dan mangsa yang didakwa juga bukan pelajar SMK Heng Ee.

Pengetua ini menjelaskan pegawai-pegawai dari Jabatan Pendidikan telah mengadakan siasatan berkenaan dakwaan kelmarin dan mereka berpuas hati dengan penjelasannya.

"Jika saya senyap, ia akan menyebabkan saya, sekolah berada dalam situasi memalukan. Sangat mudah, jika ia benar-benar, pastinya saya tahu, bukan begitu?

"Tiada pelajar yang membuat dakwaan sedemikian," kata Goh.

Awal hari ini DAP mendedahkan gambar, yang digunakan oleh blog-blog pro-Umno untuk melontarkan dakwaan serangan seksual terhadap anak lelaki Lim, sebenarnya merupakan juara catur berusia 21 tahun, Anya Sun Corke dari Hong Kong.

Corke yang kini mewakili England tiada kaitan dengan Pulau Pinang dan tidak pernah belajar bersama dengan anak lelaki Lim di George Town.

Sebaliknya dia sedang mengikuti pengajian di Wellesley College, Amerika Syarikat.

Pemblog-pemblog pro-Umno termasuk ketua Umno Bukit Gelugor Dr Novandri Hasan Basri mendakwa anak lelaki Ketua Menteri telah mengganggu rakan satu kelas yang berusia 16 tahun dan telah cuba mengelak hukuman dengan menggunakan nama bapanya.

Setiausaha Publisiti DAP Tony Pua menunjukkan paparan skrin dari blog Dr Novandri dan Papagomo dan dipadankan dengan gambar-gambar dari laman web www.chessbase.com-TMI

DAP: Blog guna gambar palsu fitnah anak Lim

Penulis blog yang dikaitkan dengan Umno dikatakan menggunakan gambar palsu bagi memfitnah anak ketua menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng yang hanya berusia 16 tahun meramas buah dada teman sekolahnya.

Menurut setiausaha publisiti DAP, Tony Pua, gambar yang digunakan oleh penulis blog berkenaan dikenalpasti sebagai Anya Sun Corke, 21, seorang warga Britain.

Gadis itu juga dikatakan tidak mempunyai kaitan dengan Pulau Pinang mahupun pernah berhubungan dengan anak Lim, kata Pua.

"(Beliau) sekarang pelajar tahun ketiga di sebuah kolej di Amerika Syarikat. Semua ini membuktikan bahawa dakwaan oleh cybertrooper Umno adalah pembohongan," katanya.

Pua menyifatkan tindakan keji penulis blog berkenaan yang mengheret anak Lim itu sebagai "memalukan bangsa, agama dan negara" mereka dan bertujuan memusnahkan masa depan remaja itu.

"Malah, penulis blog cuba memberi kredibiliti pendustaan mereka dengan menyiarkan gambar gadis muda itu," kata Pua merujuk blog yang turut memuat-naikkan gambar mangsa-mangsa berkenaan.

Menurut Pua, tembelang penulis blog itu berjaya dibongkar oleh pengurus IT DAP Goh Kheng Teong yang mengesan identiti gadis itu selepas gambarnya dimuat-naikkan di blog mereka.

"Tidak ada sesiapa di sekolah anak Lim yang mengenali siapa gadis itu, termasuk pengetua dan guru-guru.

"Tidak memeranjatkan kerana gadis itu tidak pernah belajar di Pulau Pinang dan bukan juga warga Malaysia," katanya.

Corke, yang kini menuntut di Wellesley College, adalah pemain catur yang terhandal dan menjadi wanita pertama yang mewakili universitinya dalam Liga Catur Amerika Syarikat.-mk


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Photo presentation by Toshi Kazama

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 07:09 AM PDT

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" and "to forgive is divine". These extremes represent the different poles of public opinion which Toshi Kazama will attempt to bridge.

The Civil Rights Committee of KLSCAH and Amnesty International Malaysia have jointly collaborated over the past month to advocate for the abolition of the Death Penalty in Malaysia. This collaboration has spawned various activities to raise awareness and educate the general public on the controversial issue on whether or not the death penalty should be retained.

To conclude the month of activities, we are honoured to bring you Mr. Toshi Kazama to share his experiences and views on this issue.

Toshi is a photographer and anti Death Penalty Activist. He is also the founder of Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights, an NGO which brings together the families of victims and of executed inmates. We generally assume that family members of brutal crimes invariably favour the death penalty as a means of achieving justice and closure for their pain and suffering. The members of this NGO will testify otherwise. Many members of murder victims' families have come forward to share their stories and voice out their opposition to the death penalty.

The Civil Rights Committee of KLSCAH and Amnesty International Malaysia thus cordially invite you to join us at the following events:-




"Young Death Rows"
A photo presentation by Toshi Kazama

Date: 23/10/2011 (Sunday)
Time: 5pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Palate Palette Café
Address: No. 21, Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2142 2148

Program: 5.00pm: Arrival of Guests
5.15pm: Presentation by the winners of AIM's Death Penalty: Through My Lens photo competition and prize giving
5.35pm: Photo Presentation by Toshi Kazama
6.35pm: Question and Answer
7.35pm: End

"Death Penalty: Does he/she deserve it?"
A perspective from victims' families.
Talk by Toshi Kazama
Moderator: Yap Sau Bin


Date: 25/10/2011
Time: 8pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Address: No 1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2274 6645

Program: 8.00pm: Talk by Toshi Kazama, Moderator: Yap Sau Bin
8.45pm: Question and Answer
9.30pm: End

Biodata: Toshi Kazama

The Japanese-born Toshi uses his camera as a means to oppose the death penalty. He is best known for his project, "Juveniles of Death Row: A Documentary Exploration" where he portrays juvenile offenders on death row. His project which spanned eight years includes getting to know the offenders' families, as well as the families of their victims and the prison officials. All of Toshi's artworks focus on the value of human life and respect for each other. He shows the realities of the death penalty through his photos and experiences. Toshi has toured the world sharing these photographs and experiences.

Moderator: Yap Sau Bin

Yap was born in Kuala Lumpur and lives and works there now. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, England 1998. He is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia. Yap is also a founding member of Rumah Air Panas Art Society (RAP), an artist collective based in Kuala Lumpur.

His art practice encompasses conceptual work, installations, mapping projects, collaborations, performance and sporadic writings. He had received awards in the Young Contemporaries Arts Award by the National Art Gallery in 2000 and 2002 and has been selected for research residency in Japan under the JENESYS Programme for Creators by the Japan Foundation in 2008.
--
Adeline Choo
Communications Officer
Amnesty International Malaysia


Ist der Kapitalismus noch zeitgemäß?

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 06:31 AM PDT

Der Kapitalismus, unsere Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsordnung, ist – wie man der Presse zur Zeit entnehmen kann – fast am Ende. Überall treffen sich Widerständler, die so die Allmacht des Kapitals nicht mehr akzeptieren möchten und werden.

Soziale Marktwirtschaft in Deutschland
Obwohl in Deutschland die herrschende Wirtschaftsordnung die soziale Marktwirtschaft sein sollte, ist "sozial" immer mehr in den Hintergrund getreten und das "Kapitalistische" immer mehr in den Vordergrund, wobei sich der Kapitalismus in seiner Reinform nur noch auf das monetäre, also das sogenannte Kapital beruft.

Geschichte des Kapitalismus
Ein kurzer Ausblick zeigt, dass es im Laufe der Jahrhunderte diverse Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsordnungen gab, wie z. B. das Sklaventum in der Antike. Dennoch hat sich keine dieser Ordnungen durchgesetzt, sondern im Laufe der Jahre ist immer etwas Neues entstanden bzw. aus dem alten System hervorgegangen.

Streben nach Gewinn
Das oberste Motto des Kapitalismus – Streben nach Gewinn – ist am Ende, da es den Menschen als soziales Wesen völlig außer Betracht lässt. Das Materielle, welchem Jahrzehnte die größte Beachtung entgegen gebracht wurde, ist für die meisten Menschen bedeutungslos geworden. In einer schnellebigen Zeit, in der nur noch auf Materielles geachtet wird, bleibt das Innere leer und das wird immer mehr Menschen bewusst. Diese emotionale Leere zu füllen, schafft allerdings nur die Zuwendung zu anderen Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsordnungen, in denen auch der Mensch eine bedeutende Rolle einnehmen kann.

Zeit und Kapitalismus
Blickt man auf die vergangenen Jahrzehnte zurück, so kann festgehalten werden, dass das Kapital sich auch immer mehr entwickelt hat, zu einer "Übermacht", die schon fast – so scheint es – selbständig regiert. Aber – und das ist das eigentlich Wichtige – so scheint es nur, denn im Grunde wird erst der Wert des Geldes und der materiellen Güter durch den Menschen bemessen und bewertet. Das heisst, dass auch der Mensch entscheidet, wann das Geld und die materiellen Güter keinen Wert mehr haben sollten.
Somit ist der Kapitalismus schon lange nicht mehr zeitgemäß.


Will You Stop Wasting Food!!!

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 06:20 AM PDT

I'm absolutely pissed with that fluff ball. She's being a stubborn little thing and is refusing to eat her dinner! She just looks at it, sniffs it a little, snubs it and walks off with this look of disdain on her face ... arrrggghhh!

It's not like it's some cheap leftover food or something. It's bloody expensive pet food, the likes of chicken with wild mushrooms, chicken or beef with vegetables and I microwave it to make it nice and warm for her and even offer to hand feed her and she's being so darn difficult by not eating.

She's a pampered little fluff ball that's picky with her food and will only eat a particular brand of dog food for dinner and even then, it has to be the two flavors that she likes. Buy her any other flavor and she'll refuse to eat it.

Recently we ran out of her usual dinner food and we had to resort to buying a different brand cos the usual place we get her food from which offers the best Friends and Family deals ran out of stock of her favourite kind. I was too lazy to drive to a different shop to get it and decided to get her something different. And by different, it doesn't mean that she hasn't eaten this brand before. She used to love this brand but now she's just being stubborn by refusing to eat it.

She's just got an earful from me just now. Not that's she's all that bothered mind you. she just sat there and looked at me with this perplexed look on her face. And her dinner is still there in her doggy bowl idling away ... siggghhh ... She's not that concerned cos she knows I'll give in and treat her to a snack later so she's holding out for that! That dog knows me so well.

The perplexed look she gives me when I'm grumbling at her ...

But I'm still pissed at her though. I think if anyone heard me grumbling at her would probably be laughing their heads off cos they'd be tickled pink to find out I'm scolding a dog and not a person ... hahaha!


PAS Selangor Larang Ahli Sertai HIMPUN, Mujahid Pertikai Sikap Double Standard Polis

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 06:48 AM PDT

Badan Perhubungan PAS Selangor mengarahkan semua ahlinya tidak menyertai Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun) yang dijadualkan 22 Oktober ini, harakahdaily melaporkan.

Dalam SMS yang dihantar kepada Harakahdaily, Setiausaha PAS Selangor, Mohd Khairuddin Othman memberitahu, arahan tersebut dikeluarkan berikutan penegasan Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang malam tadi yang memutuskan bahawa PAS tidak terbabit dalam Himpun.

"Presiden PAS telah menyatakan bahawa PAS tidak terlibat dalam Himpunan Sejuta Umat, oleh itu Pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor, Dr Abdul Rani Osman mengarahkan semua ahli PAS di Selangor, agar tidak terlibat dalam himpunan tersebut," tegas beliau.

Tegas Khairuddin, arahan terebut dikeluarkan Pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor selaras dengan arahan yang diterima daripada Presiden PAS.

Dalam kenyataan Presiden PAS selepas mesyuarat Lujnah Politik PAS Pusat malam tadi menegaskan bahawa PAS mengambil pendirian untuk tidak terlibat dalam himpunan tersebut sebagai menghormati kehendak penganjur program yang tidak mahu melibatkan parti politik.

Keputusan diambil PAS, dialu-alukan pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat di semua peringkat.

Sementara itu, Harakahdaily turut melaporkan bahawa Ahli Parlimen Parit Buntar, Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa merasakan ada sesuatu yang tidak kena pada Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun) di Shah Alam pada Sabtu ini.

Perhimpunan tersebut adalah anjuran NGO Islam yang akan membawa isu-isu Islam untuk diperjuangkan bersama oleh umat Islam.

Walaupun tujuan murni perhimpunan bawah tema memelihara aqidah umat Islam adalah sesuatu yang wajar namun demikian, namun beliau berhak untuk berasa bimbang perhimpunan akan lari dari hasrat murni penganjur.

"Saya berasa ada sesuatu yang tidak kena pada perhimpunan ini bukan kerana usaha mengumpulkan sejuta umat tetapi persolannya ialah sifatnya yang mungkin mengancam usaha-usaha keharmonian hubungan antara agama di negara ini," ujarnya yang juga Pengerusi Dialog Antara Agama Rantau Asia Tenggara kepada Harakahdaily.

Beliau menggariskan lima alasan untuk berasa khuatir dalam konteks hubungan antara agama di negara ini.

Katanya, perhimpunan itu diadakan dalam suasana hubungan antara agama di negara ini dalam keadaan rapuh dan apa sahaja suasana permusuhan tidak akan membantu usaha usaha mewujudkan keharmonian hubungan antara agama di negara ini.

Di samping itu, ujarnya perhimpunan itu dikhuatiri akan dieksploitasikan oleh pihak tertentu yang sememangnya mahu mencetuskan keadaan tegang dalam hubungan antara agama.

"Lebih buruk ia dikhuatiri satu perancangan jahat yang menjadi agenda parti yang terdesak untuk terus berkuasa dengan cara mencetuskan ketegangan," ujarnya yang juga AJK PAS Pusat.

Selain itu, tambahnya dikhuatiri nama baik Islam tercemar dan sekaligus membawa imej Islam sebagai agama permusuhan dan menggalakkan benci membenci antara satu sama lain.

Baginya, tema memelihara aqidah tidak salah tetapi mempersoalkan apakah dengan sekadar perhimpunan akan menyelesaikan masalah.

Bukankah, katanya dialog antara agama adalah lebih berkesan untuk menegaskan sikap Islam kepada pemurtadan dan isu-isu sensitif yang lain.

"Dan akhirnya saya merakamkan rasa kesal saya terhadap pihak polis yang double standard memberikan permit dalam perhimpunan ini dan melarang Bersih untuk berhimpun dalam bilangan peserta yang lebih kecil.

"Jelas ia satu sikap yang di bawah telunjuk pihak tertentu,"
katanya.

Ulasan GB

Sebelum ini pun GB sudah pertikaikan sikap double standard polis. Bagaimana mereka begitu keras menghlang pemberian permit kepada perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 yang lalu di atas pelbagai alasan seperti keselamatan, kesesakan dan bermacam-macam lagi. Tetapi bahi HIMPUN, semua alasan sudah tidak ada lagi, terus dapat permit.

Kedua, kita pun hairan bagaimana gerombolan yang satu ketika menentang hukum Allah dilaksanakan tiba-tiba kini bergegak gempita nak berhimpun mempertahankan aqidah umat Islam?

Sedangkan perjuangan menegakkan hukum Allah itu sendiri adalah sebahagian dari impilikasi daripada aqidah?

Alangkah hipokritnya mereka!


Ong... ong... ong... oink!

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 05:16 AM PDT

If former MCA president Ong Tee Keat is seeking medicament from PKR, let him. Although his plan (if any) to join the Opposition is regretted, it is his call. Maybe Ong feels he is already a persona non grata to the party he once led.

So, it's true that Parti Keadilan Rakyat is a party for sour grapes like Ong and former MCA deputy president Chua Jui Meng. After holding senior Cabinet position for years, enjoying all the privileges and worked alongside with the other leaders of BN, they decided to burn down the bridges after losing their party seats.

PKR is truly a losers' pool.

I don't know what is pervading him (read here) but it seems that the former Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker has been on a silent mode since losing to Chua Soi Lek. And Chua himself has been lambasting Ong, describing him as being irrelevant to the party (here). War of words between the two could have been the cause.

I think many MCA leaders and members, and BN supporters do not like the idea of Ong's frogging. As general election is just around the corner, its repercussion on BN's prospect could be very adverse. Or is this what Ong actually want, for BN to lose?

Aahhh... Then many would question Tun Dr Mahathir's decision to leave Umno during Pak Lah's regime. It's different because he re-joined the party after Najib took over as Prime Minister and Umno President. It's not the case for Chua, and Ong too (if he leaves MCA) as they will not turn back.

The rumors are that, Ong has met Anwar recently. What transpired, only God and both of them know. Come to think about it, there is no reason whatsoever for Ong to meet the Opposition leader (whom he himself used to batter) unless for politic talks.

It's not a strange anymore for party leaders who lost their seat to turn their back on their own party. From someone who has been showing extreme fidelity towards the party, he would change to mangle it - just because he does not hold any senior position anymore.

And what do we call people like this? Political rogues! Once you turn your back on your own party, you will lose all the virtues. You have chosen to be an outcast.

So, look before you take the leap!


Bekas Juara Formula1, Jody Scheckter Gesa Anaknya Tinggalkan Perlumbaan IndyCar

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 05:38 AM PDT

Las Vegas: Kematian Dan Wheldon (gambar kecil) dalam tragedi perlumbaan Ahad lalu bagaikan tidak boleh dielakkan.

Pemandu dari Britain itu sedang bersaing untuk memenangi perlumbaan yang menawarkan hadiah cepumas sebanyak AS$5 juta dalam perlumbaan Indy 300 Las Vegas apabila kereta yang dipandunya terlibat dalam kemalangan sehingga mengorbankan nyawa pemandu berusia 33 tahun itu.

Wheldon, yang pernah menjadi juara dua kali Indianapolis 500, gagal menjadi pemandu sepenuh masa pada kempen musim ini.

Barangkali telah menjadi suratan, beliau mengambil bahagian kerana ketua IndyCar, Randy Bernard, menawarkan AS$5 juta untuk pemandu bukan sepenuh masa untuk turut mengambil bahagian.

Ayah dua anak, Wheldon memulakan perlumbaan pada kedudukan ke-34 dan kemudian berada di tempat ke-24 pada pusingan ke-13 apabila sebanyak 15 kereta terlibat dalam nahas yang mengerikan itu.

Kereta yang dipandu oleh Wheldon tercampak tinggi sehingga ke kawasan pagar keselamatan sebelum ia terhempas semula ke litar perlumbaan.

Beberapa jam sebelum insiden itu, Wheldon telah mencapai persetujuan untuk mengambil alih tempat Danica Patrick dalam perlumbaan Andretti Autosport pada musim akan datang.

Beberapa pakar menegaskan bahawa perlumbaan itu tidak seharusnya dianjurkan.

Bekas juara Formula Satu, Jody Scheckter, menyifatkan perlumbaan ini sebagai perlumbaan tidak siuman.

Bahkan, beliau menggesa anaknya, Tomas, meninggalkan perlumbaan IndyCar.

'Ia adalah perlumbaan kereta yang paling berbahaya. Saya harap insiden ini akan memberikan kesedaran kepada anak saya dan ada banyak perkara yang boleh dilakukan daripada perlumbaan ini.'


Tetapi Tomas tetap menegaskan: 'Saya akan meneruskan perlumbaan ini. Tetapi saya akan menggesa para pemandu lain supaya hadir apabila peraturan perlumbaan ini dibuat nanti.

'Kami tahu tentang risiko perlumbaan ini tetapi kami tidak mahu melakukan sesuatu yang bodoh semata-mata untuk hiburan.'

Perlumbaan Formula Satu tidak selaju perlumbaan IndyCar. Bayangkan, Fernando Alonso menjuarai perlumbaan Grand Prix Formula Satu British dengan purata kelajuan 207.6 kilometer satu jam.

Sejauh ini, empat pemandu perlumbaan IndyCar telah terkorban sejak kematian Ayrton Senna di Imola pada 1994.

Bekas pelumba IndyCar, Mark Blundell, berkata: 'Apabila kereta anda terlalu hampir dengan kereta-kereta lain, nahas bagaikan tidak boleh dielakkan jika sesuatu terjadi dalam perlumbaan tersebut.' - Reuters.

[Bergambar & Video] Kecelakaan Babitkan 15 Kereta Lumba IndyCar, Seorang Maut
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Wheldon



NZ travelogue: Sawyers Stream

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 02:13 AM PDT


During our drive up to the Aoraki Mt Cook national park, we came across several such bridges built across dry river beds. The narrowness of the bridges meant that traffic from one direction will always have the right of way but traffic from the other direction is required to stop and wait for the road to clear before proceeding with the crossing.


Rather intrigued with this, I stopped our car at a place called Sawyers Stream to have a closer look at the river bed. Dry as a bone and full of gravel that gave the river bed and banks that unique whitish-grey look. Does it ever get wet here? Does a river actually flow during the wetter periods of the year? Or is it perpetually dry?


But what I do know is that Sawyers Stream joins up eventually with the braided river system that flows into Lake Pukaki, that uniquely turquoise-coloured lake in New Zealand's South Island. Even from Google Maps, the colour of this lake's water is unmistakeable, what more to look at it for ourselves. It was so unlike anything that we had ever seen before.




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Po-TaTers

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 04:14 AM PDT

"PO-TATERS"

Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are just content to watch while others do the work.
They are called "Spec Taters ".


Some people never do anything to help, but are gifted at finding fault with the way others do the work.
They are called "Comment Taters"

Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what to do, but don't want to soil their own hands.
They are called "Dick Taters".

Some people are always looking to cause problems by asking others to agree with them.
It is too hot or too cold, too sour or to sweet. They are called "Agie Taters".

There are those who say they will help, but somehow just never get around to actually doing the promised help.
They are called "Hezzie Taters".

Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone they are not.
They are called "Immy Taters".

Then there are those who love others and do what they say they will. They are always prepared to stop whatever they are doing and lend a helping hand. They bring real sunshine into the lives of others. They are called "Sweet Po Taters".


If you know any "Sweet Po Taters", send this to them!! 

Thanks to SK Tio who sent me this post.


Umno a disgrace to their own race, religion, country

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 04:00 AM PDT

DAP: Blogs used fake photo to tarnish Guan Eng's son

Bloggers aligned to Umno used a fake picture to depict the victim of alleged molest by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's 16-year-old son. 

DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua said that the fake photo that the bloggers used had been identified as that of Anya Sun Corke, 21, who is a British citizen reportedly a Hong Kong chess champion.

Pua said the woman had no ties to Penang, nor had she come in contact with Lim's son and she was now a third year student at a top liberal arts college in the United States - hence, all these prove beyond doubt that the accusations by these Umno cybertroopers are nothing but barbaric lies.

Pua described the bloggers' attempts to pin the molest accusation on Lim's son as a "complete disgrace to their race, religion and country" and  said these "bottom feeders of society" were "sinking to despicable depths" to wreck a teenager's life.

Referring to a posting on a blog with the picture of the alleged victim, Pua said, "These bloggers even attempted to lend credibility to the concoction by putting up the picture of a (innocent) young girl."


The Bombshell !

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 03:33 AM PDT

Finally! It just had to happen.
Banun and I had our 'catfight' war.

I guess my pent-up anger and frustration with my angau ex hubby had fallen on her head.
Coupled with her wrong choice of words, she had to say exactly like what my ex said..
that I am lazy and don't do anything in the house.

Worst still, I'm sure I heard her say exactly what Haslina the bitch also said to me many times..
that 'I pura2 baik!"

And the 'mother volcano' erupted!

That's it! So I'm a bad mother?!!
Go and stay with your father then!

"Taknaak!!"

My ex and I had made a private agreement on matters pertaining to our divorce settlement.
It's almost a year and I have been given only one from the whole list.
There's also; "you pay first and I will reimburse!"
Yet to be made too!

I thought he should know better than to accuse me of being a freeloader when he has yet to pay me my full divorce settlement as promised.
He wrote it down personally..
I didn't ask him to lay it down at knifepoint.
And now, he's pretending as though the voluntary, informal agreement does not exist!
More of ignoring actually.

*O please readers.. don't ask me to get a lawyer! Please!*

I have posted a copy to his girlfriend/ new wife/whatever's house in Ampang.
I hope she has the decency and a bit of brain matter to remind him to have the balls/gall, not to oops forgot lah!

Divorce can silently break a lovely family into pieces.
What the children are feeling inside will not surface until a huge row happens!

No matter how hard I'm trying, I fear that oneday, I am just going to walk away and never go back to my children.
I am trying to be a good mum, yet..I can feel the failure slowly creeping inside me!

If my children only knew..the father had to be pressured for funds and be reminded ferociously to be responsible for his children.

Otherwise, he'd splash most of his money on his many girlfriends then..
and now, his one and only object of love-interest, Haslina Hamzah..
the AA stewardess who hopefully will stay on with him till he needs to wear his pampers oneday.

If she's out just to squeeze him dry then he'd better be ready..
smart as he looks, shamefully he's really blind.
Even her older divorcee sister and her old parents are now hanging on to his coat tails!

The children may care for him to a certain extent, but they too will have their own families..
InsyaAllah.

A divorce gets terribly bitter when the children are secretly suffering emotionally..
but they are not showing the pain and immense hurt until the hatch is lifted open..
and after I've kicked the bedroom door down!
I did just that!! Her bedroom door is gone..

p.s.
For blog reading and sharing my stupid divorce experience only!
Thank you very much!


Tom Venuto's Top 10 Travel Fitness Tips

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 03:34 AM PDT

I recently read two articles about travel fitness. One said that while you're traveling, you should keep up with 50% of your normal training and the other said you should keep up with only one-third. Both were written by well known fitness professionals and both said that you should NOT expect to keep up your regular exercise program while you are traveling. That struck me as kind of "lame


The Incredible Shrinking Fat Cell

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 03:33 AM PDT

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Posted: 19 Oct 2011 03:31 AM PDT

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Why Some People Can Drink Alcohol Without Getting Fat

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 03:31 AM PDT

Alcohol has been implicated as a factor that may hurt your efforts to lose body fat. Whether alcohol is "fattening" has been a very controversial subject because technically speaking, alcohol is NOT stored as fat; it is oxidized ahead of other fuels. Whether moderate drinking is healthy has also been a subject of controversy. Many studies show that cardiovascular health benefits are


What The New "Low-Carb" Study REALLY Says

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 03:30 AM PDT

A news media feeding frenzy erupted recently when a new diet study broke in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Almost all the reporters got it wrong, wrong WRONG! So did most of the gloating low carb forumites and bloggers. Come to think of it, almost everyone interpreted this study wrong. Some valuable insights came out of this study, but almost everyone missed them


Steady State Cardio 5 X More Effective Than HIIT

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 03:29 AM PDT

High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short, has been promoted as one of the most effective training methods ever to come down the pike, both for fat loss and for cardiovascular fitness. One of the most popular claims for HIIT is that it burns "9 times more fat" than conventional (steady state) cardio. This figure was extracted from a study performed by Angelo Tremblay at Laval


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