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Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
By Sim Kwang Yang
When you are stopped by a policeman by the roadside, or called in for questioning, or arrested for some alleged crimes, do you know all the basic rights? Or are you so scared you just let him do what he wants to do with you?
Here's something the pope should definitely mention in his next encyclical:
Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Health and Family Welfare Minister, has called for the country to redouble its efforts to bring electricity to all of its huge rural population. The introduction of the electric light and television sets to those vast areas that still did not have them would discourage procreation, he argued. “If there is electricity in every village, then people will watch TV till late at night and then fall asleep. They won’t get a chance to produce children,” Mr Azad said. “When there is no electricity there is nothing else to do but produce babies.” He added: “Don’t think that I am saying this in a lighter vein. I am serious. TV will have a great impact. It’s a great medium to tackle the problem . . . 80 per cent of population growth can be reduced through TV.” India’s population has trebled since independence in 1947 to about 1.2 billion after an agricultural revolution, which helped to banish famine, and developmental progress extended life expectancy. The country, whose population is growing by about 1.6 per cent a year, accounts for about 17 per cent of the world’s people but occupies less than 3 per cent of its land area. India’s population is expected to exceed that of China in the next 20 years and experts are warning of violent internal conflicts over resources unless urgent action is taken.
This is an email sent to me by Pious Pius. By far this is the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth to read.
The author of this email is said to be Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well known and well respected psychiatrist.
“A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. 'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.
We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?
Silence is sometimes not Golden.
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world wide, read this and think about it, and send it on - before it's too late."
Emanuel Tanay, M.D.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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In Taiwan, a woman suddenly died unexpectedly with signs of bleeding from her ears, nose, mouth & eyes. After a preliminary autopsy it was diagnosed death due to arsenic poisoning death. Where did the arsenic come from?The police launched an in-depth and extensive investigation.
A medical school professor was invited to come to solve the case. The professor carefully looked at the contents from the deceased's stomach, in less than half an hour, the mystery was solved.
The professor said: 'The deceased did not commit suicide and neither was she murdered, she died of accidental death due to ignorance!'
Everyone was puzzled, why accidental death? The arsenic is of the U.S. Military for carrying rice seedlings H Gao.
The professor said: 'The arsenic is produced in the stomach of the deceased.' The deceased used to take 'Vitamin C' everyday, which in itself is not a problem.
The problem was that she ate a large portion of shrimp/prawn during dinner. Eating shrimp/prawn is not the problem. That's why nothing happened to her family ever though they took the same shrimp/prawn. However at the same time the deceased also took 'vitamin C', that is where the problem is!
Researchers at the University of Chicago in the United States, found through experiments, food such as soft-shell shrimp/prawn contains a much higher concentration of - five potassium arsenic compounds. Such fresh food by itself has no toxic effects on the human body!
However, in taking 'vitamin C', due to the chemical reaction, the original non-toxic - five potassium arsenic (As anhydride, also known as arsenic oxide, the chemical formula for As205) changed to a three potassium toxic arsenic (ADB arsenic anhydride), also known as arsenic trioxide, a chemical formula (As203), which is commonly known as arsenic to the public!
Arsenic poisoning have magma role and can cause paralysis to the small blood vessels, "mercapto Jimei"??, inhibits the activity of the liver and fat necrosis change Hepatic Lobules Centre, heart, liver, kidney, intestine congestion, epithelial cell necrosis, telangiectasia. Therefore, a person who dies of arsenic poisoning will shows signs of bleeding from the ears, nose, mouth & eyes.
Therefore, as a precautionary measure, DO NOT take shrimp/prawn when taking 'vitamin C'.
Contributed by Johanna Sybil through email.
I have just been asked what I think of the recent event in which two journalists from Al Islam surreptitiously joined a worship service in a Catholic church, supposedly to verify if there are Malay Christians in the church. LINK1 Malaysiakini; LINK2 (Nutgraph);LINK3 (STAR).
In general I have no problem with Muslims coming to churches to spy on us. Indeed, we Christians welcome all visitors and that includes spies who harbor ill feelings and mischievous intent towards us. After all, it is only when people hear the good news being preached that they then realize the need to receive freely God’s healing grace and salvation. Hopefully, even spies may be positively impressed and return the good will that should be evident in an ambience filled with Christian love and fellowship.
We need however, to note that the act in which the two Muslims took communion and spit off the host (bread) is not acceptable to Catholics. Catholics will be offended by such an act of sacrilege (given their doctrine of transubstantiation). Hmm – I wonder whether they managed to spit out the wine served in the communion.
The question is whether these Muslims acted out of ignorance or out of malice. By malice I mean an act intended to belittle or insult Catholic worship or incite prejudice or hatred from their readers. We can make a conclusion on their motive based on how they report it in Al Islam.
READ MORE HERE
JULY 15, 2009
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has blamed the controversy of his recent reception of Holy Communion on “people who want to cause embarrassment in religion and drive a wedge between Protestants and Catholics.”
“While I’m not theologically a Catholic, in my judgment, the Catholic Church is a critical bulwark of worldwide Christianity,” Harper added. “The Pope is an important moral and spiritual leader generally and for Christians generally, even though I’m not a Catholic.”
Source: Catholic Culture
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Who is the king? Or are both contenders surprisingly similar?
SCOOP! TODAY WE BRING you an exclusive report from The Afterlife.
The scene: a quiet street in a swish suburb of heaven assigned to music stars. A big house is topped with a neon sign which says “The King”.
In the front garden, a chubby man in his early forties is watering his plants and singing to himself: “Since mah baby lef’ me. I found a noo place ta go.”
He looks up as a thin man with lank black hair appears, moonwalking along the pavements.
The newcomer points to the sign with his white-gloved hand. “I see you guys prepared a house for me,” he says.
“Sorry, bud,” says the stocky homeowner. “There’s only room fer one king round here. And that’s me.”
The thin man looks aggrieved. “But I’m the king of pop. I sold hundreds of millions of albums.”
The chubby man replies: “Ah sold a billion.”
The thin man twitches nervously. He thinks about moving on but then looks again at the word “king” in neon letters. He decides to fight for it. Making stabbing motions with his gloved hand, he launches into an argument. “You need more than album sales, you need the full rock star package. That’s what I had. I was totally eccentric and lived in a big mansion filled with bizarre mementoes. And I was as famous for my hot moves as my singing. Now that’s a rock star.” He does a quick moonwalk on the pavement to demonstrate.
Elvis (for it is he) replies: “You’re a mime?”
The other man is furious. “I am not a mime.”
“That ‘dance’ is jes’ lesson one, normal walking, for any mime. And that white face. Ah jes’ thought….”
“I am the total rock star package,” the thin one repeats.
Elvis puts down his watering can. “Ah had all that stuff too. Mah mansion was called Graceland. And mah dancing was so hot they weren’t allowed to show mah hips on TV. So ah think ah’ll jes’ keep mah title if you don’t mind.”
The thin man is determined now, and he isn’t giving up without a fight. “The mansion and the cool moves were just the start. The main thing is that you gotta be baaad, know what I’m saying? I always talked about moral values, but wasted my fortune on junk. I was worth a billion dollars and ended up owing people money. Ah spent four million dollars just on statues.”
Elvis, 42, replies: “Ah did ‘xactly the same thing. Wasted a huge fortune on junk. Maybe me and you is twins.”
The newcomer, 50, is clearly taken aback. “I’m sure I was badder than you,” he insists, although he is starting to sound unsure of himself. “I was addicted to drugs. My favourite was Demerol. When I died, first they said it was a heart attack, and then they said it was probably Demerol.”
Elvis scratches his head. “Now that’s weird. Ah was also addicted to drugs. When Ah died, they said it was a heart attack, and then they blamed Demerol. Ah died jus’ before startin’ a new concert series.”
“So did I,” says the thin man. “But I’m telling you, there was no way you were as bad as I was. I got in trouble over my interest in underage fans. Now that’s really baaaad.”
Elvis shakes his head. “Sorry, mistah, you ain’t badder than me. Ah also liked the young ones. Ask a 14-year-old gal called Priscilla. Check out mah biographies.” The King tilts his head to one side and looks puzzled. “But there’s one thing ah’m suspicious of. Pop stars are usually good lookin’. I hope you don’t mind me saying this, but you are one mighty weird-looking fella.”
The thin man nods sadly. “Yeah. I used to be young and freshfaced and nice-looking. But I lost my looks as I got older. It was my own fault.”
Elvis nods. “Same story with me. Ah had ever’thing in life when ah was alive, ‘xcept for one thing: a buddy.”
The newcomer agrees. “Me too. Wanna drink?”
“Can we get Demerol round here?”
Elvis puts his arm around the thin man’s shoulders. “Buddy, we’re in heaven now. You don’t need it.”
Courtesy from: THE CURIOUS DIARY OF MR JAM
What the layman perceives to be fair and what is legally correct can sometimes be two different things.
WHAT may appear to be fair and just viewed in isolation may not necessarily be so when viewed in the context of legal principles as enshrined in statutes.
Those who think that the law equals the individual’s notion of what is generally thought to be fair and just, will be in for a disappointment when such expectations are tested in court against cold legal principles.
This happens in different aspects of life. The reality only dawns when the laws are tested against real-life situations that come before the courts. One example of this can be found in an old case in relation to election petitions.
Where a document in the context of litigation is to be served on an opponent through publication in a gazette, invariably printed by the government printers, one would hardly think that the individual is to blame or have to bear the consequences of delay by the printers.
Yet this is exactly what happened in Chong Thain Vun vs Watson & Anor and related cases which involved a challenge to the person declared elected to deny him victory. Such a challenge is through a petition.
The person who commences the proceedings by filing a petition is called a petitioner. The person whose election is challenged would be the respondent. The relevant legislation provided for a notice of the presentation of a petition to be served on the respondent within 10 days.
It was provided for such service to be affected either by delivering the notice to an advocate appointed by the respondent or by posting the same in a registered letter to the address given.
If no advocate had been appointed, or no such address given, service was to be by a notice published in the gazette stating that such petition had been presented, and that a copy of the same could be obtained.
However, the respondent had neither given his address nor appointed an advocate and solicitor.
This being the case, the only option appeared to be that service would have to be through publication in the gazette, a request for which was duly made.
However, the gazette could not be published in time not because the petitioners delayed submitting the notice but because of problems in the printing department. This was explained as attributable to three printing machines not being in order and two others operational but not working properly.
This, according to the witnesses, made it necessary for the magazines to be taken out for cleaning. The upshot of this was that the gazette only appeared later and as a result, the publication of the notice was out of time, pursuant to the Election Petition Rules 1954.
The respondent took objection on the basis that service was out of time. This ground alone would be enough to dismiss the petition.
The eminent advocate of the time, the late Datuk David Marshall, argued that from the circumstances as disclosed by the facts, the petitioners had complied with Rule 15.
On behalf of the petitioners, he sought to rely on the principle of construction that a statutory enactment must be read subject to reasonable possibility of performance. He submitted that the petitioner had done everything possible, and the notices could have been published in time and drew an analogy with Queen vs Justices of London & Anor.
Queen vs Justices of London
Queen vs Justices of London & Anor was a case where the law provided for dealing with appeals against assessment by the local courts. The law provided for all appeals to be determined by March 31 of each year. However, as this could not be done, a challenge was taken to the matter being heard on the basis that it was out of time.
Allowing the appeal to be heard, Lord Esher went on to say that the “Act must be read as all enactments are, subject to their not being made absurd by matters which never could have been within the calculation or consideration of the legislature”.
His lordship went on to add that the glut of business in the court, and the inability of the court to cope with it, is not to be brought into play against the parties, who as far as they are concerned, have obeyed the imperative enactment of the statute by putting down their appeal within time.
However, the court in the Malaysian case rightly distinguished the English case on the ground that the appeal was lodged within time but could not be heard due to the glut of business in court. The fault did not lie with the parties but with the court.
On the question of service, the court also took the view that section 7(2) of the Courts of the Judicature Act 1964 allowed personal service which had not been attempted an interpretation that in itself is not unquestionable.
But the proceedings were clouded further because of the suggestion that the delay was deliberate. This was attributable to the fact that the printing department was under the portfolio of the chief minister who was one of the respondents and that another respondent was the son of the government printer.
In fact, the learned judge seems to have conceded that counsel Datuk David Marshall had quite properly submitted evidence that there was irresistible inference that the printing of the notices was deliberately delayed.
Judge Lee Hun Hoe went on to say that though the facts suggesting this were most unfortunate and embarrassing, it did not necessarily follow that the government printer must give his loyalty to his son and the Chief Minister rather than loyalty to his official duties and obligations.
Of course, the court was not entirely wrong in considering that the government printer was not an officer of the court and its failure would not be the fault of the court.
Of course, another aspect of the matter that would have supported the court’s decision was that there was no attempt to seek an extension of time. However, given such a scenario, the public may be forgiven for having doubts about the fairness of such a situation, legal technicalities notwithstanding.