Thursday, January 31, 2008

Isn't It NaSTy When You Know theSun is Part of The Star in the Solar MSM System?

When I was a little boy, I always thought that the Sun is always greater, shines brighter and scrotchier compared to the obscure Star.

But not now. The Sun is actually part of the Star in the solar system. So is the Malaysian MSM system.

You've probably got the NaSTy scoop from big shots like Rocky and Jeff.

Vincent Tan says 'Hi' to you all...

The latest casualty? Jacqueline Ann Surin?

Jacky Surin's last column in theSun. Still remember her open letter to The Sleepy Head?



The signs are telling. It really smells Star-esque when you get this as the front page:



This kind of editorial...



And you publish letters like this:



And this is the new line-up...



...and the old line-up, just last Friday (click on image for larger view).



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Read Haris Ibrahim’s site.

This may come in a bit late, but have you signed the petition?

A ‘Boycott the Newspapers!’ online petition was launched on last Monday. The petition can be accessed and signed online at http://www.petitiononline.com/hartal/petition.html

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

BN's 2004 Manifesto Website Removed/Not Found/Domain Expired

Looks familiar?









Via Politics101.

He asked us to give him fresh mandate as 'these things are not easy and take time to accomplish'.

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As I came across this from Better Malaysia...

Click image for larger view. Better still, print and distribute it to your family and friends.

...I thought of the above smiling mugshot of that fella. So, I tried to look up what were the 'things are not easy and take time to accomplish' and I found (or rather did not find) this:



Yes, the BN's 2004 Manifesto website has either been removed, not found, or the domain has expired.

But can the smiling mugshot fella be 'removed, not found or expired'? The choice is yours...

Monday, January 28, 2008

'Blogs (Lies) Won't Influence People's Thinking': Negeri Sembilan MB

Another politician jumping the bandwagon in demonising blogs:

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Hishammuddin Hussein vs. Wan Azizah (Permatang Pauh) & Yap Pian Hon vs. Jeff Ooi (Serdang)?

Election news you might have missed today...

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Not Subang Jaya eh, Jeff?

The Sensintrovert's 'Learn A Syndrome A Day': The Stockholm Syndrome

I noticed that I haven't posted any updates on 'syndromes' since the last one on ADHD, so might as well do it today: The Stockholm Syndrome.


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We are also being held hostage by a certain blue party since independence. Will we get the Stockholm Syndrome also? ;-)

Is Lighting Candle A Blasphemy in Hinduism (And Desecration of Temple)?

Yes, according to our (newly-appointed) Minister of Hindu Affairs:

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I'm not a theologist, so I let some of the pictures sourced from the internet do the talking...

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And also from Wikipedia:

Religion

The candle is used in the religious ceremonies of many different faiths.

Sikhism

The candle is used in Sikhism on Diwali, the festival of light.

Buddhism

Candles are a traditional part of Buddhist ritual observances. Along with incense and flowers, candles (or some other type of light source, such as butter lamps) are placed before Buddhist shrines or images of the Buddha as a show of respect. They may also be accompanied by offerings of food and drink. The light of the candles is described as representing the light of the Buddha's teachings, echoing the metaphor of light used in various Buddhist scriptures.[1] See Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival for an example of a Buddhist festival that makes extensive use of candles.

Hinduism

In almost all Hindu homes, lamps are lit daily before the altar of the Lord. In some houses, the lamps, or candles, at dawn, and in some, twice a day - at dawn and dusk - and a few homes, it is maintained continuously.

A diya, or clay lamp, is frequently used in Hindu celebrations and forms an integral part in many social rites. It is a strong symbol of enlightenment and prosperity.

In its traditional and simplest form, the diya is made from baked clay or terracotta and holds oil that is lit via a cotton wick.

Traditional diyas have now evolved into form wherein waxes are being used as replacements for oils. sample of a traditional earthen clay lamp

Christianity

Candles are sometimes burnt in churches and cathedrals as a sign of remembrance. Small donations, such as those from this candle in Helsinki Cathedral often go towards missionary work or other charities.
Candles are sometimes burnt in churches and cathedrals as a sign of remembrance. Small donations, such as those from this candle in Helsinki Cathedral often go towards missionary work or other charities.

In Christianity the candle is commonly used in worship both for decoration and ambiance, and as symbols that represent the light of God or, specifically, the light of Christ. The candle is often placed on the altar. A Votive candle may be lit as an accompaniment to prayer. The candle is lit by worshippers in front of icons in Orthodox and other churches. In some churches, a special candle known as the Paschal candle, specifically represents Christ and is lit only at Easter, funerals, and baptisms.

In some Christian denominations, the day of Candlemas marks the end of the season of Epiphany. On this day, the presiding priest blesses the candle to be used in worship for the following year.

The Candle was traditionally used to light up Christmas trees before the advent of electric lights. They are still commonly used to decorate Christmas trees in Denmark and other European countries. They are also used in Advent wreaths.

In Sweden (and other Scandinavian countries), St. Lucia Day is celebrated on December 13 with the crowning of a young girl with a candle ring.

Judaism

In Judaism, a pair of candles is lit on Friday evening at the start of the weekly Sabbath celebration. On Saturday night, a special candle with several wicks is lit for the Havdalah ritual marking the end of the Sabbath.

The 8-day holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by lighting a special candelabrum or Hanukkiyah each night to commemorate the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.

A memorial candle is lit on the Yahrtzeit, or anniversary of the death of a loved one according to the Hebrew calendar. The candle burns for 24 hours. A memorial candle is also lit on Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for all those who perished in the Holocaust, and on the eve of Yom Kippur.

Kwanzaa

The Candle is also used in celebrations of Kwanzaa, which is an African American holiday which runs from December 26 to January 1. The kinara: has three red, one black, three green.

Humanism

For some Humanists the candle is become a symbol of the light of reason or rationality. The Humanist festival of HumanLight often features a candle-lighting ceremony.

Wicca

In Wicca and related forms of Neopaganism, the candle is frequently used on the altar to represent the presence of the God and Goddess, and in the four corners of a ritual circle to represent the presence of the four classical elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. When used in this manner, lighting and extinguishing the candle marks the opening and closing of the ritual. The candle is also frequently used by Wiccans and other Neopagans for magical and meditative purposes.


Any Hindus out there mind doing us some enlightening? ;-)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

I've Won The 'Malaysia 50th Anniversary celebration lottery Award International program'!

Think you have had enough of the '50th Anniversary' celebration? Wait till you get this in your mail. Sure, you'll be lucky enough to get it. I got it, why shouldn't you. ;-)

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Just Like The 'Reformasi' Days, Where The 'Shit' Is Overexposed...

Remember this book, a decade ago?

UPDATED: Here's the actual book cover, courtesy of the ever-great Doc Mave.



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Book cover depiction only. Actual book cover could not be sourced. Read the book reviews here.

And remember this man? (Read his Wiki entry here)

Author of the book pictured with blogger Gayour (left).

History repeats itself?



Poster by mob1900.

Malaysiakini : "Bullshitting"



theSun: "Bullshitting"



NasTY Pee: "Bull****ting"

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MCA Times: "Bragging" only.



"Bulls***ting" (Well, at least there's a 's' clue there)

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No, I can't find Lingam 'melembutahi' or '零敢公牛粪' in the vernacular papers. :-)

TheFreeDictionary defines the meaning and the usage of 'shit' as:

shit (sht) Vulgar Slang
v. shit also shat (sht), shit·ting, shits
v.intr.
To defecate.
v.tr.
1. To defecate in.
2. To tease or try to deceive.
n.
1. Excrement.
2. The act or an instance of defecating.
3. shits Diarrhea. Used with the.
4.
a. Something considered disgusting, of poor quality, foolish, or otherwise totally unacceptable.
b. A mean or contemptible person.
5. A narcotic or intoxicant, such as marijuana or heroin.
6. Things; items.
7. Foolish, deceitful, or boastful language.
8. Insolent talk or behavior.
9. Trouble or difficulty.
10. A small or worthless amount: He doesn't know shit.
interj.
Used to express surprise, anger, or extreme displeasure.
Phrasal Verb:
shit on
To treat with malice or extreme disrespect.
Idioms:
get (one's) shit together
To get organized; put one's affairs or possessions in order.
give a shit
To care the least bit.
no shit
1. Used to express disbelief.
2. Used to express contemptuous acknowledgment of the obvious.
shit bricks/a brick
To become extremely worried or frightened.
up shit creek (without a paddle)
In dire circumstances with no hope of help.
when the shit hits the fan
When the situation goes awry; when trouble starts.


This blogger is not really a fan of vulgarity here he's the greatest hypocrite, he uses a lot in his blog but 'when the shit hits the fan', then the 'shit' shall be used in its full glory, without censorship. Moreover, that was quoted in the Royal Commissions, right?

'Enjoy' the video. ;-)



And one 'inconvenient truth' ad:



Oh, while discussing on this bovine topic, I've just remembered on how we are making waves in CNN.

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Picture by BHarianHairan.

Addicted to farm animals stories? (Don't you know we all live in an Animal Farm?) Here are some, to be fair. ;-)

"Bedol's Jamnapari Goats Stolen"



"Bloodshed in Parliament"

Source: Malaysiakini; snapshot by Whatalulu.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mahathir Endorses Abdullah Badawi's (Second Term) Leadership?

So said Ali 'PPP Can Suck My A*se' Rustam, via Utusan Malaysia:

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Hey, what happened to all these?

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theSun pg.2

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The Star...

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M Mudah Lupa?

Or uMno Mudah Putar?

Educational Learnings of Venezuela for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Malaysia

Just published in the latest issue of Nature. Something for the academicians in Malaysians and the rakyat in general to ponder upon.

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