Archive for September, 2007

Liberal Definition of A ‘Person’

September 29, 07

Moonbattery put it so well in this post on liberal insani-reality, that I had to repost it.

The following is the liberal  / humanist  / atheist / moral relativist  understanding of what a PERSON is:

A person:

       NonHumanChimpanzee

The above should have the right to freedom from captivity, freedom from pain, pursuit of happiness, and welfare financial support.

Not a person:

       20WeekOldHumanFetus

The above does not even have the right to live.

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Partial birth abortion (or, How to Smash and Cut Open a Baby’s Skull)

Hey, Do You Think We Should We Kill Babies?

You Reach Your Right Hand In, And Pull The Baby’s Brains Out

Are Your Babies Inside Your Parents?

Back to the Future Stem Cells

Liberal Vampires Would Kill Millions of Stem Cell Babies to Live Longer

Mommy Why Don’t You Love Me

Photos of Brutally Murdered Victims of the Southern Thailand Pattani Insurgency

September 28, 07

The Myanmar protests against raised oil prices continue on. At this time, the latest update is that government soldiers have responded with violent and fatal retaliation (just like one expect from a Communist dictatorship).

Michelle Malkin has a collection of updates, including on the shot dead Japanese reporter Kenji Nagai. Video of that, small photos.

But that’s not what this post is mainly about. It just serves as a stark contrast and a reminder of another ongoing protest marred by violence in South East Asia.

Religious followers in Myanmar protest the government’s policies that they disagree with by holding peace marches. The government army responds with a violent crackdown, which is met with non-violence and utter pacifism.

Meanwhile, religious followers in Southern Thailand protest the government’s policies that they disagree with by launching a brutal campaign of terror, extortion, torture, murder and mutilation. The government army responds with both retribution and reconciliation, which is met with even more, ever-escalating violence.

We in Malaysia occasionally read/hear about the troubles in Pattani in our local mainstream news. A schoolteacher maimed here, a few soldiers killed there, a couple of monks and a mosque preacher murdered…

But it is so different when you actually see what the Pattani ‘insurgents’ actually do to their victims. There is a very good reason why such people are called ‘terrorists’ – their methods are intentionally designed to cause as much fear, horror and panic as possible.

Anyone who does not support or comply with the terrorists is brutally murdered – perhaps tortured first, and the body hatefully disfigured after death. Through such intimidation, the local populace are cowed into submission – whether or not they agree with the goals and secession demands of the terror-mongers.

School teachers, pacifist Buddhist monks, local ulamas, mothers going to the market – it doesn;t matter who the victims are to these monsters. Their lust for evil and power far overwhelm their shallow facade and excuse of religious righteousness and government unfairness.

The Pattani rebels are nothing more than the usual gangsters, criminals and serial murderers. Nothing justifies their hateful, sadistic, despicable actions. They would likely kill their own families in their depravity. And then gleefully record their evil on their handphones.

Below follow several photos of the South Thailand insurgency terrorism victims. Be warned, although I have censored the most gory parts, they are still very extreme.

Scroll down to view the horrors perpatrated just beyond our very borders. How long before they export this barbaric madness to Malaysia, such a short hop away?

The following photos are sourced from Zombietime.com. The uncensored versions and more photos can be found there. The photos were apparently sent in by a Malaysian – perhaps a news team member, which would explain how he/she got the photos that we consumers never see.

Zombietime is much respected as a truthful source by bloggers worldwide. I mention and reference his journalistic efforts several times in my own blog, in All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us, Flat Fatima will Make Your News Stories Become The Truth!, and especially Malaysiakini: Are US News Agencies Biased Against Palestine?.

But if you think the Pattani murderers are horrifying and filled with the blackest of all evil… Then you haven’t seen The Jawa Report’s photos of a young Taliban child dressed in battle gear cutting off someone’s head.

Just the same as what was done to Nick Berg and Jack Hensley and Shosei Koda and Kenneth Bigley and Paul Marshall Johnson Jr and Seif Adnan Kanaan and Eugene Armstrong and Kim Sun-il and Thomas Tucker and Kristian Menchaca, Theo van Gogh, and of course, Daniel Pearl.

EVIL.

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A beheaded motorcyclist. A threatening warning note was found on the body, you can see it and the translation at Zombietime.

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The removed head left near the body. Gruesome…

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A soldier after the terrorists had their way with him. I forget, which is the merciless, inhuman organization of oppression again? The Thai government?

Pattani4

Brutalized dead body, probably of a monk, found in a house in a very unnatural position.

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A tiny censor box to blot out the gore from a victim left on the train tracks to be run over… But that doesn’t stop you from realizing “Oh **** where’s the rest of the body?!”

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Worst of the lot – the viciously defiled body of a monk, so gory and heartless that basically the entire photo had to be censored to post it on my blog.

Again, go to Zombietime.com for the uncensored versions and a few other pics. And again, if you think the above is really bad, you need to see the uncensored photo proof at The Jawa Report of jihadis leading a young boy to hack off a victim’s head.

There has to be a stronger word of condemnation for such than EVIL.

Mother Gaia WANTS The Human Disease to Stick Around

September 27, 07

The following rationalization is not to be taken seriously. It is merely a nonsense thought experiment based on an (IMHO) equally nonsense philosophy.

Gaia hypothesis preaches that the planet Earth is akin to a sngle organism, its living and nonliving parts working in smooth synch to support life overall.

According to some versions of Gaian-ish belief, humanity and our environmental destruction are merely a disease or cancer that is plaguing the planet. The latest threat to be raised by the green-sane crowd is the ‘irrefutable fact’ of global warming.

The best solution for the planetary natural ecosystem (meaning everything except humans, even though we live here too) is for all humans to die off.

This post is my response to such self-destructive philosophy. (Or rather, everyone-else destroying philosophy – the noisiest back-to-primitive-living proponents are invariably the richest, most luxury-loving, last ones who would ever leave their comfortable air-conditioned mega-mansions and do what they preach.)

So here’s the conundrum – Let’ say Gaia taken as a whole is an organism, has a form of sentience, and also control over its natural phenomena such as earthquakes and tsunami. Why would Gaia allow us horrible parasites called humans to infest her surface, instead of utilizing mass extinction to cure herself of the human plague?

Here’s my suggested reason: We ‘horribly destructive’ humans are merely an itchy growth on the skin of Gaia, a tiny niggle. We hardly put a dent into her.

Even if we wipe out 99% of all life with our nukes, Gaia could easily repopulate herself with new life forms in a few million years – a blink of an eye on a geological time-scale. After all, she did it before when the dinosaurs died out.

Ah! There are the two points I want to raise, right there in the preceding paragraph! Human nukes and the dinosaur extinction.

The leading theory as to how and why the noble dinosaurs died out en-masse is the Alvarez hypothesis. Basically, it says that a massive astroid around 10 kilometres in diameter struck the Earth… I mean, Mother Gaia.

This incredible impact released 100 trillion tons of TNT of force, which is about 2 million times greater than the most powerful nuclear bomb ever tested‘s mere 50 million tons.

The super-impact released tons of Gaia’s fragile, quivering body into the atmosphere, blocking out sunlight and causing a global winter (heh, 1975 Newsweek magazine). Fireblast, acid rain and total collapse of the food chain are also theorized.

Gaia, obviously badly injured by such a MASSIVE attack, decided that a countermeasure had to be developed. The Moon floating around every now and then simply wouldn’t be good enough precaution against another world-devastating meteorite smash.

A massive volcanic explosion might do the trick. Krakatoa in 1883 managed 200 million tonness of TNT. Earlier supervolcanos had even more force. Surely a massive ejection of Gaia’s boiling blood and flesh would deflect a rogue asteroid away?

But such a huge explosion erupting from her body would also injure Gaia greatly in and of itself. And the short range (on an astronomical scale) of the explosion might not have the reach to sufficiently deflect a mega-rock headed directly at Gaia. All a volcanic explosion would accomplish is expose Gaia’s vulnerable, inviting innards to the astronomical rapist.

A different approach was needed. Thus, Mother Gaia evolved… Us. Humans. Those nasty little tech-monkeys who are going around spoiling Gaia’s environmental beauty with our Deforestation, Super Radiation, Smog, Toxics and Hate (“By your powers combined, I am Captain Pollution!”)

But for all our spoiled brattiness, Mother Gaia is patient with us… Even to the point of tolerating our occasional nuclear-test tantrums. Because she needs our nuclear weapons, with their massive but focused destruction and off-world capable ICBM mountings.
 
After all, what is a few eons of bad acne compared to a fatal orbital bullet through the heart? Gaia intends to keep us around, as evident by her not smiting us into extinction.

Shouldn’t we concur with our wise and revered Mother, and not spite her by voluntarily killing ourselves off in the name of ill-advised ‘environmentalism’?

Or do the enviro-nuts care to admit to blasphemy, heresy and apostasy against the Jungle Temple of High Mother Gaia?

To summarize in a nutshell…

Human-technology including nukes = Good for Gaia’s long term survival.

Daft, hypocritical and genocidal enviromental greensanity = Bad for Gaia’s long term survival.

So there. 

      ByeByeMommaGaia

SPP Interview Expose – Interview With the Very Condescending Bigshot Rich Datuk

September 26, 07

The following is re-posted on a request from a friend… And because I too cannot tahan such condescending, superficial, self-correct, ARROGANT nonsense!

Are you a Malaysian blogger, or a blogger who takes interest in Malaysian matters? Do you disapprove of self-important Datuks using their rank, influence, power and wealth to bully and insult others into meekly bowing to their inane perception of relaity?

Then I ask you to re-post the following testimony, and call on all Malaysian or Malaysia-interested bloggers you know to follow suit! Tell everyone you know about it.

It’s time to let the Very Condescending Bigshot Rich Datuks know, this is the era of IT, where all the little mice can make their voices heard through blogs and non-mainstream media! No more do you control all the channels of communication.

Bullying of the masses will not go unspoken of or unprotested any longer. Try it, and we will make you… ‘Famous’.

Power to the Bloggers!

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SPP Interview Expose – Interview With the Very Condescending Bigshot Rich Datuk

(name of interviewee has been omitted to prevent retributive action)

I was at Jabatan Perdana Menteri yesterday, for an interview with the Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Pelajaran. It was an interview to confirm my placement into the government service as DG41.

The interview letters stated that we should wear “formal berlengan panjang.”

From http://www.spp.jpm.my/temuduga-faktor.php:

Perawakan Dan Penampilan Diri.

Calon-calon dikehendaki hadir temuduga dengan berpakaian kemas dan sopan. Calon-calon lelaki dikehendaki memakai baju kemeja berlengan panjang dan bertali leher, manakala calon-calon wanita memakai pakaian yang bersopan.

I wore my grey slacks, dark blue long-sleeve shirt, and a silver tie.

Upon arrival at Bilik Temuduga 10, we were told by our room’s interviewer that we need to wear a coat.

Nobody brought any coats from our room. We went out to search for a coat. Around 5 other guys in the entire interview had coats. So we borrowed their coats and passed them around.

When my turn came, I put on the coat and went in.

Right after I said “Selamat pagi Dato,” he asked me where I got the coat from. I said I borrowed it. He said how come I don’t even own a coat. I said the letter did not state that I have to wear a coat, or else I would’ve found one before I came. He scolded me and said I did not know how to interpret the letter.

He asked what kind of pants I was wearing. I said my grey slacks. He said how can that be formal. I said only have 2 pairs of slacks. One black, one grey. The black one, I wore to school on Monday, and now it is being washed. So, today I’m wearing my grey slacks.

He chased me out of the room.

He called me in again after a very long time. It wasn’t an interview. It was a dressing-down, humiliation session. He didn’t really ask me anything much. Here’s the gist of what he said:

“Bapa kamu tahu tak, you seluar hanya ada dua? Kalau dia tahu, dia malu tak, anak dia macam ini?”

I said, hidup saya susah. I explained my family background. And why I have banyak tanggungan.

“You are wrong!! Saya pun tak pernah tanggung orang macam itu. You must change the way you live.”

He looked at my shoes, and he said:

“Kasut kamu tak gilap”

I said, I cycle to school everyday. How to gilap?

“COME ON… YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT!!”

Well, if I don’t have a car, and my school is nearby, and I can’t afford to arrive in an Alfa Romeo, what’s wrong with cycling to school?
“You pakai baju apa itu. Cina tak boleh pakai gelap.”

I said I’m a Christian, I don’t abide by such superstitions. I said by the way, my shirt is blue. Not black.

“Kamu bukan Cina kah? You must be proud to be Chinese… Malaysian Chinese…”

What does he know about being a Malaysian Chinese? We don’t get Datukships and awards like him. We can’t afford to be wearing designer clothes like him. We are not supported by the government’s silver spoon in our mouth from the day we were born. We have to struggle to take care of our families. What does he know?

He said, “Dalam PIPP, ada dinyatakan kita harus memartabatkan profesion keguruan. Apa yang kamu faham tentang itu?”

That is the Teras Kelima in the PIPP. I explained that according to the PIPP blueprint, we are supposed to upgrade the intake system of teachers and improve the working environment of teachers. I wasn’t taking rubbish. That was the textbook answer.

He said, “Tak payah, tak payah. Kalau untuk kamu saja, macam mana?”

I said, “Kena memperbaiki imej, kalau menurut dato.”

He said “Gaji satu bulan berapa? Pergilah beli seluar…”

He even stood up to show me his slacks. He said must buy a pair that costs seratus lebih. That would be a good one.

I cycle to school everyday. My shoes aren’t shined. I can’t afford a pair of slacks that cost over a hundred bucks. I don’t have a coat. I guess I’m not fit to be a teacher.

Well, if they can pay me 4 grand a month, certainly the profession guru’s martabat will be dipertingkatkan, isn’t it?

If what I wear matters so much more than how I teach, my workplace is not in a musty classroom. I should be on the catwalk runway.

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Dato’ Haji Abdullah bin Haji Abdul Kadir

http://www.alumnisas.com.my/asas/asasgmbr/dato’HjAbdullah.jpg

Here’s the instigator. I want his arrogance taken down a peg or two. Help me.

- A Little Mouse (real name withheld)

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Testimony ends. Please re-post the above and invite all your Malaysian/Malaysia-interested blog contacts to do the same. The following are bloggers who have also taken up this cause:

Dr Hsu: SPP interview expose – the antics of a very condescending Bigshot

Cherwith: Is that what you look for in a teacher, Malaysia?

Jamie: SPP Interview Expose – Interview With the Very Condescending Bigshot Rich Datuk

Joshua Hooi: SPP Interview Expose

Ghostline: Bullying in The Civil Service

clara @ good girl: read it…

If you have had a personal experience of extreme rudness and belligerence during your SPP Interview, feel free to post a comment.

Power to the bloggers! Power to the Little Mice!

Iran Prez Ahmadinejad Sez: “There Are No Homosexuals in Iran” (And Why There Ain’t Any)

September 25, 07

President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in Columbia University on Monday. Furthermore, he has stated his intetion to visit Ground Zero – the site of the 9-11 World Trade Center attacks.

The controversial leader naturally caused a strong reaction among those Americans who contend that he is a self-avowed enemy of America.

Ahmadinejad was asked various questions during his appearance on stage at Columbia, but get this snippet…

—Asked about widely documented government abuse of women and homosexuals in his country, Ahmadinejad said, “We don’t have homosexuals” in Iran. “I don’t know who told you we had it,” he said.—

And this is why not, as aptly put by Cox and Forkum:

NoHomosexualsInIranAnymore

Photos of Ahmadinejad’s ‘humane methods of establishing peace’:

                IranCraneHangingHomosexual

Yes, that is a real gay person ‘hanging out’ in the American Democratic-Liberal’s utopian free-love paradise of Iran.

But don’t worry, heteros… The wonderful wonderland of Iran executes you if you’re raped by the opposite gender, and also executes if you resist rape by the opposite gender. You really can have it both ways!

And if you’re caught performing adultery, the feminist nirvana of Iran will execute the woman (mothers of trhee kids included) while just whipping the man! Progressive!

‘Tis truly strange how American liberals who doggedly fight for gay rights, women’s rights, non-racism, separation of church and state, and religious freedom (including the right to be atheist) show so much support and solidarity with theocratic nations where homosexuals and apostates are summarily executed, women live in the shadows of society and Jews are routinely demonized by the nation’s leaders.

I simply cannot get this Liberalogic.

Cannot. Get. It. Utterly mind-boggling.

Via The Jawa Report:

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For more updates regarding Mr. Iran’s visit, speech and interview:

Video of that gem of a moment - “We have no homosexuals in Iran.”

Michelle Malkin’s updates with tons of links and snippets. More updates on Ahmadijenad’s UN appearance, timing of release of Iran-held activists, and irony/hypocrisy of allowing Ahmadinejad to speak on the grounds of ‘freedom of speech’. Responses to the moonbat responses to the unfriendly response to Mad Jenad.

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Shiri Negari condemns you, Ahmadinejad and Columbia U.

Sweetness & Light with video embed of Ahmadijenad’s remark about non-existence of Iranian homosexuals and pics showing why.

Ann Coulter weighs in on how free Columbia and other universities’ idea of ‘free speech’ is.

Classical Values has some videos of the non-existant Iranian homosexuals.

Scott Adams, writer of Dilbert, has a short summary of and gives his opinions about Ahmadijenad’s points.

Red State Update: Ahmadinejad Hearts NY gives us a video take on the redneck Right-wing reaction to Jenad’s NY visit.

Ahmadinejad: Has Anybody Seen His Gays?, a musical ‘tribute’ to Mad Dijenad.

CNN’s report on Ahmadinejad’s speech and interview.

Full transcript of Ahmadinejad’s speech (no interview).

Right Truth: Columbia University’s ransom to Iran – UPDATED. Did Columbia University invite Ahmadijenad over to speak freely in order to persuade Iran to release a Columbia U alumnus being held in Iranian prison? Ironically/hypocritically, the alumnus was being held because Iran’s authorities didn’t like his ‘free speech’.

The Jawa Report embedding a video that shows a series of still photos of Iranian compassion, mercy and progressiveness (opposite of).

IranDeathPhotoSeries

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Transcript of Ahmadenijad plus the Q & A session, where this transpires:

QUESTION: Mr. President, the question isn’t about criminal and drug smugglers. The question was about sexual preference and women.

AHMADINEJAD (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have it.

Go to the link and search (CTRL + F) for ‘homosexuals’ to get to that part.

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And now for the editorial cartoons.

An interesting pic below. Can you spot the hidden message?

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Go to Cox and Forkum to find out what it is and the story behind its creation. Very interesting read, lots of examples of editorial cartoons.

From Gary Varvel:

WhyTheGroundZeroUproar

From Michael Ramirez:

AhmadinejadGroundZeroWreath

From Larry Wright:

IranianEducationNoneLeft

From Mike Lester:

VillagePeopleIRAN

Two from Red Planet Cartoons:

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IranPriorities

From Freedom’s Watch:

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From The Peoples Cube, come listen and learn with Ahmadinejad’s version of the hit song ‘New York, New York’:

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And ending with something more serious: Via Moonbattery on Ahmadinejad’s credentials.

             Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad_hostages

Correlate at Wikipedia article and comparison with a newly discovered picture at www.danielpipes.org:

AhmadinejadThenAndNowComparison

And another uncovered pic from Gateway Pundit:

AhmadinejadAndKhomeini

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See also my old post UN-Enforceeeeeers for some cartoons on the long-standing, continually cartooned issue regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Honestly, there are too many on this subject to hunt down and collect!

The Hakka – Famous Kicked Out Chinese People

September 21, 07

I am a pure Hakka Chinese. The Hakka people migrated southwards in China several times because of various undesirable stuff happening – such as foreign invaders coming a-slaughtering.

The locals didn’t like their turf being stepped on, and called these people ‘Hakka’ or ‘outsiders. The name stuck, and the outsiders started referring to themselves as Hakka.

With a large presence among the Overseas Chinese, the Hakka with their long acquaintance with persecution, exile and forced migration represent an epitome of Chinese hardiness and survival.

Now, the Hainanese are known for their cooking and opening of restaurants and coffee-shops.

The Hokkien are famous for bak kut teh (pork ribs soup) and char kway teow dishes. And also for songs and parodies that somehow aren’t as funny in any other dialect. Case in point: Ah Long Bukit Beruntung.

What about the Hakka, what are they well known for? Apparently, the Hakka are famous trouble-makers! (They even have a set of martial arts, the better to wreak vengeance upon their enemies).

I found out from my dad that Hakkas have produced a lot of great and famous men, including a lot of ‘outsiders’ who were controversial and noisy enough to get themselves kicked even further out! It seems like even after migrating once or more, prominent Hakkas these days still have to ‘migrate’ the way their proto-Hakka ancestors did!

Even the Wikipedia entry’s introduction says it! - The Hakka have had a significant influence on the course of Chinese and overseas Chinese history: in particular, they have been a source of revolutionary and political leaders.

And so, here I present to you some great Hakkas – many of whom were unceremoniously kicked out of their places, yet managed to thrive nonetheless.

Lee Kuan Yew, who had a Hakka great-grandfather, had his resourceless Singapore kicked out of Malaysia just 2 years after joining it to gain independence from the British. Singapore today has overtaken Malaysia, with a currency more than 2 times as strong.

Thaksin Shinawatra (there’s a surprise!), also with a Hakka great-grandfather, was ousted in a bloodless military coup while he was overseas. After which he went to London and bought the Manchester City Football Club.

Sun Yat-sen (likely a Hakka), the Father of Modern China who helped overthrow the Qing dynasty, and co-founded the Kuomintang was the first provisional President of the Republic of China, but was later repeatedly rebelled against and was repeatedly exiled.

Deng Xiaoping, a leader of Communist China, who brought the nation out of the vagaries of the Cultural Revolution into prosperity, but was also the one who cracked down on the infamous Tiananmen Square protests. Hakkas were also among otehr top posts in the echelons of Communist power.

Yap Ah Loy, Kapitan Cina whose leadership through unrest and violent clashes and later development of Kuala Lumpur helped it become the capital city of Malaya.

And of course, that most looked-up to Hakka, Hong Xiuquan, leader of the Taiping Rebellion. Hong Xiuquan took control of large areas of Central and Southern China and set up a Christian-based theocracy – the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace. The exams for officials were even based on Bible knowledge!

Ironically, his Qing opponents got help from the ostensibly Christian French and British to defeat the Heavenly Kingdom and restore the status quo (namely Confucianism, which 100 years later would replaced by atheistic Communism).

Then again, Hong Xiuquan had quite the unique doctrines… Such as that Jesus was not divine but merely God’s first son, and Hong Xiuquan was God’s second son and thus Jesus’ literal younger brother! But apart from that, the Heavenly Kingdom strove for some pretty admirable reformations – if badly carried out and brutally enforced (and I’m not saying that just because I’m a Hakka).

In fact, what with the classlessness and socialization, the later Communists would definitely have approved of the Heavenly Kingdom – just replacing Hong with Mao, and God with man.

Throw in the Hai San of the Larut Wars, and it looks like Hakkas pretty much stir up trouble wherever they go! Hey, I’m blogging controversial aren’t I? Need any more proof of Hakka meddlesomeness and mischief making? :p

Anyway, Hakka leader Chung Keng Quee later was a signatory of the Pangkor Treaty that ended the fighting (and gave the British a foot/strangle hold in Perak). And from that treaty, the town of Larut was renamed – Hakka drum roll please – Taiping !

 HAKKA PRIDE!

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PS. If you read Hakka – I mean, Chinese, you can check out  www.hakkaonline.com

VGCats: Finish Your Meds

September 20, 07

Click to see why computer learning is still not a substitute for years of university education and hands-on internship. Especially puzzle video games type ‘computer learning’. 

                            VGCatsDrMario

Not to mention Dr Mario’s blatant promotion of antibiotic over-reliant society/drug abuse/suicide by overdose…

On the subject of puzzle game webcomics, you may also want to see Dueling Analogs: Tetris Love.

PS. This is the first webcomic snippet I’ve done using The Gimp. It’s a handy little freeware graphics editor, has some difficulties in learning to use it and there are several things it can’t do (like draw lines or boxes easily). The colour was affected when I used my usual Microsoft Paint on this strip, so Gimp it was.

Video Game Pianist – Super Mario l33t Piano Skillz

September 19, 07

It’s the Video Game Pianist, Martin Leung! He’s renowned for his piano arrangements of various video game music tracks and high-level piano playing skills. His official site is at http://www.videogamepianist.com/.

But for now, just watch and listen to this d00d play tunes from the Mario series, starting with the Super Mario Bros. theme while blindfolded in his breakthru performance on Youtube.

         MarioPianoBlindfolded

He then takes off the blindfold and moves on the Underground theme at around 1:32, the firey+lavaey Castle at  1:55, the Water stage at 2:11., and the Starman theme at 2:58 which soon goes hyper! Throughout, he throws in getting coins and 1-up sound effects!

At 3:17, he switches to Super Mario Bros. 2 (Super Mario USA)’s ending music. At 4:38, it’s on to the second stage music from Super Mario Bros. 3 which I like, very fast, fun and bouncy.

He then does the Super Mario World opening screen at 5:36, beginning with the Nintendo coin-sound. At 6:07, you’ve just entered the game by pressing start. At 6:21, it’s the first world map screen.

At 6:29, you’ve just discovered the signboard that tells you of King Koopa’s evil scheme. At 6:45 is the Forest of Illusion theme. At 6:54 is the Keep or Castle music – very classical grandiose. At 8:19, it’s the ending theme of Super Mario World.

And for an encore at 9:15, he does the very fast paced Super Mario World highland stage music. Watch his hands and be impressed. Not fast enough for you? To finish off at 10:01, he plays the ‘time is running out’ music… And just like in the games, the music speeds up!!!! Before ending with a final stage-completed-fade-out.

Excerpts From ‘The Politically Correct Elitist Leftwing Liberal Handbook

September 18, 07

Discovered at Moonbattery.

THE POLITICALLY CORRECT ELITIST LEFTWING LIBERAL HANDBOOK contains eerily true-to-real-life commandments like the following selection (with a link-fest to my related posts):

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical, documented changes in the earth’s climate, and more affected by soccer moms driving SUVs.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being lesbian is natural.

7. You have to be against capital punishment for criminals, even murderers, but support abortion on demand.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad, because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas, preferential treatment and set-asides are not racist.

17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism and communism haven’t worked anywhere it’s been tried, is because the right people haven’t been in charge. You must also vociferously deny the fact that “Nazi” is an abbreviation for Adolf Hitler’s Nationalsozialist party, because Hitler makes socialism look bad, unlike humanitarian socialists like Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein and a host of other socialists who raped, tortured, maimed and slaughtered their own people in the name of political and economic advancement for the plight of the downtrodden.

19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites and bestiality as well as organizations such as NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) and other groups that promote pedophilia should be constitutionally protected, but symbols such as the Cross, the Star of David and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

26. You have to believe that all spirituality and all religions except Islam are bad.

35. You must always have Double Standards, a higher standard that you demand of nations, corporations and individuals you don’t like and especially people who don’t agree with you – and another set of standards for yourself and your Elitist Leftwing Liberal confederates which is preferably no standards at all.

39. You are always to belittle and deride concepts such as optimism, patriotism, honor, honesty, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, courage, bravery, principles, trust, trustworthiness, reliability, responsibility, respect, common-courtesy, common decency, kindness, Good Samaritanism, sacrifice, patience, fortitude, values, integrity and character as being naive and passe. Call anyone who uses those words, “judgemental” and “intolerant”.

42. You must be “politically correct” when it suits your purpose and point out that political correctness is a form of freedom rather than more mind-control, but, it’s more important to demand that others be “politically correct” than actually follow those demands yourself.

43. You must always offer praise and/or excuses for all of America’s enemies, especially terrorists who aren’t really murdering cowards, but, rather multiculturally misunderstood.

50. Conservatives suggest that people should “hate the sin, love the sinner”. Remember, as an Elitist Leftwing Liberal you must always hate the sinner [person or corporation who doesn’t agree with you] and love the sin as all sins are “relative” and finding anything wrong with them is “judgemental”. This may be difficult to grasp at first glance since Elitist Leftwing Liberals don’t believe in “sin” [unless it’s being applied via Double Standard, see Article #35, toward corporations or people who don’t agree with Elitist Leftwing Liberals] except for hypocrisy which is the only sin, when applied to our opponents and is one of the most effective slurs in our arsenal. See Article #54.

53. Remember, “A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.” ~ G. Gordon Liddy

57. Remember, as a cheerleader for decadence, when any despot, criminal or maniac is treated in any way differently from the way he treated others, it’s your sworn duty to scream to the heavens that he isn’t being treated with dignity and is being embarrassed in spite of the fact he may have raped, tortured, maimed and slaughtered others; as an Elitist Leftwing Liberal you must remain silent about the victims of despots, criminals and maniacs. The victims got what they deserved and despots, criminals and maniacs are to be honored, lionized, venerated and if they’re bad enough, worshipped.

63. Remember, one of the Elitist Leftwing Liberal hallmarks is to try to instill fear and use whatever scare tactics are available. This in conjunction with doomsday prophecies, perennial pessimism and hopelessness, real or imagined, will hopefully amplify the fear in others. “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” ~ Bertrand Russell

65. You must always insist that the Holy Bible must never be read in schools – even by students who get free condoms (though it can be burned) but, it’s acceptable reading in penitentiaries and people testifying in court must swear on the Holy Bible, but, the Bible’s “Ten Commandments” cannot be displayed at the courthouse by court order.

66. You, as an Elitist Leftwing Liberal, have to believe that all of the above is part of a vast right wing conspiracy.

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So true, so sadly true. See also Official British Court Finds 11 Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Labels It As Political Propaganda, Mainstream Media Dishonesty – 101 Liberal Media Lies and Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Stand Up?

Do Republicans Support The Troops Because the of Jesus and the Apostles?

September 17, 07

Just a musing, follow my thoughts if you will…

Take the US occupation of Iraq. It is costing many American lives and much American resources.

Put aside all potential benefits to America, such as destruction of terrorists and a potential source of oil.

Taken like this, the US involvement in Iraq is basically exacting a huge cost on America, in an attempt to bring peace and stability to a people who may show no gratitude whatsoever. America instead becomes even more vilified across the world.

Now consider the general opposition to continued troop presence in Iraq by Democrats, and general support for continued troop presence in Iraq by Republicans.

Could it be that all other factors aside, more Republicans support a continued American involvement in Iraq simply because more Republicans are Christians?

After all, by staying on in Iraq to stabilize the nation, Americans are sacrificing for the sake of Iraqis – with no benefit to Americans themselves.

Could it be that Republicans are influenced by the Christian example of self-sacrificial love and charity – the example set by Jesus Himself dying on the cross for our sins?

Or of the Apostles and Paul who suffered hardship and died to proclaim the Gospel for the sake of the lost?

Or of the early believers who sold their possessions and gave the proceeds to the church?

Or even of the missionaries who give up their time, money, health and even lives to help strangers who may be intent on killing them?

Could it be that Republicans are more supportive of the notion of gainless American self-sacrifice for the Iraqis, simply because more Republicans identify themselves as Christians?

It makes sense to conservative Republicans to give up their (America’s) own benefits for the sake of strangers – even hostile strangers, at least from a heavenly prespective. After all, to them this life and this world are but a fleeting shadow – eternity awaits afterwards!

Whereas fewer Democrats identify themselves as Christians, or at least not strongly religious Christians. And I believe more of them identify themselves as agnostics or atheists.

It would make no sense at all to liberal Democrats to give up their (America’s) own benefits for the sake of strangers (except for continually letting CAIR and like-minded groups subvert, conquer and dhimmify America’s own culture). After all, to them this life and this world is all there is – live it to the selfish full, for only oblivion awaits!

The Republicans have an example, a precedent, an inspiration which encourages them to say “Yes! We will help the Iraqis, even if it gains us nothing and costs us everything!” Why? Because Jesus tells them so.

The Democrats have no such example. Why not? Because Darwin’s survival of the fittest precludes such a suicidal genetic-propagation strategy.

And those are my thoughts.

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From Mike Shelton (not exactly what is discused above, but related)

PS. Go to Pro General Petraeus, Anti Betray Us Editorial Cartoons to see support for the selfless American efforts to aid the Iraqis!

PPS. Yes, I am politically biased. Go and read Daily Kos if you need to feel better about being a yourself-first Liberal.


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