Archive for August, 2009

Noted Person of African Descent Produces Birth Certificate to Silence Critics

August 24, 09

800m world champion Caster Semenya of South Africa produced her birth certificate which proves she was female at birth, after being asked to take a gender test for some reason or other…

Caster Semenya

This wouldn’t be quite as ridiculous if liberalism hadn’t jumped in to argue that gender is determined by psychology, not physiology, even in sports:

“If there’s a problem and it turns out that there’s been a fraud… that someone has changed sex, then obviously it would be much easier to strip results,” Davies added. “However, if it’s a natural thing and the athlete has always thought she’s a woman or been a woman, it’s not exactly cheating.”

Wow. So apparently, if Ahnold had been raised from birth to think he she was a girl and identified himself herself as a woman, he she would be allowed to compete in the female bodybuilding category. Good luck there, Arnette.

Wait, you didn’t think I meant that Noted Person of African Descent had produced his birth certificate, did you?

Whoops! Totally honest mistake! Sorry to mislead you!

After all, they already found his birth certificate long ago:

Obama Real Birth Cert

Civil Servants in Street Demos Will Be Sacked

August 24, 09

Hypocrisy Meter from theblogprof.

Even these guys, right? Hello? Right?

StreetProtestMotivat

From The Star 23 Aug 2009:

Civil servants involved in street demos will be sacked
By SARBAN SINGH

SEREMBAN: A sacking or demotion awaits civil servants found to be involved in movements that organise street demonstrations.

They will also be charged for dereliction of duty if they leave their work stations to see or participate in such illegal gatherings.

In issuing the reminder, Public Service director general Tan Sri Ismail Adam said civil servants should always pledge their loyalty to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and the government of the day and not to be taken in by any illegal movement out to create public disorder.

“You are not allowed to use the office printer, photocopier or computers to produce leaflets on any such demonstration.

“Also, you can’t leave your workplace during working hours even if your intentions were to just see the demonstration,” he said in a directive issued on Aug 13.

He said civil servants should remember that they could not participate in any activity that disturbed the peace.

“Public sector employees are also not at any point allowed to act in a manner seen to be sympathetic towards such illegal events. You cannot put your personal interest above your duty as a civil servant,” he said.

He also reminded civil servants in the Top Management Group (JUSA) that they were strictly forbidden from being active in politics.

Ismail said those in the Support Group, who make up almost 60 per cent of the civil service, are only allowed to hold positions in political parties after obtaining written approval from the Public Service director general or the secretary-general of the ministry.

“This is important because we want to retain the neutrality and integrity of the civil service.

“This is also to ensure the civil service was stabil and impartial and not influenced by any political party or movement,” he said.

Ismail said those who violated the directive could be charged under rule 4(1) of the General Rules (Discipline and Conduct) Regulations 1993 for disloyalty against the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and country.

Cuepacs president Omar Osman said the directive was probably issued as there were a small number of civil servants involved in such wrongdoings.

“The provision is already contained in our Aku Janji (My Pledge) document which is signed by all civil servants.

“It is good that the PSD had issued the directive as some civil servants may have forgotten that it was an offence to participate in such activites,” he said.

Omar said Cuepacs had also reminded civil servants about the offence of being involved in such activities during a recent roadshow.

“We told our members not to blame anyone except themselves if disciplinary action is taken against them. As far as Cuepacs is concerned, we must at all times remain loyal to the King, country and the government of the day,” he said.

In a separate directive, Ismail said government servants in the Top Management Group who were above 40 must undergo annual medical check-ups.

“All other civil servants must also undergo a medical check-up upon reaching 40.

“This is important because we want them to be at their best to ensure we have a productive and efficient civil service,” he said.

Ismail said disciplinary action will be taken against those who refused to undergo such checks and were later found to be unhealthy.

“They may not be considered for promotions. They must abide by this directive because we want to have a healthy workforce,” he added.

From The Star 28 Aug 2009:

‘Stay away from street demos’
By SARBAN SINGH

SEREMBAN: Civil servants found participating in illegal street demonstrations, or are involved in movements that threatened public peace and security, will be demoted and even sacked.

They will also be charged for dereliction of duty if they left their work stations to see or participate in such illegal gatherings, said Public Service director-general Tan Sri Ismail Adam in a circular.

Those violating the directive could be charged under rule 4(1) of the General Rules (Discipline and Conduct) Regulations 1993 for disloyalty against the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and country.

“You are not allowed to use the office printer, photocopier or computers to produce leaflets for any such demonstration.

“Also, you can’t leave your workplace during working hours even if your intentions were to just see the demonstration,” said Ismail in the Aug 13 directive.

Public sector employees were also not, at any point, allowed to act in a manner seen to be sympathetic towards such illegal events.

“You cannot put your personal interest above your duty as a civil servant,” said Ismail.

He also reminded civil servants in the top management group (JUSA) that they were strictly forbidden from being active in politics.

As for those in the support group, who made up almost 60% of the civil service, were only allowed to hold positions in political parties after obtaining written approval from the Public Service director-general or the secretary-general of the ministry.

“It is also based on the integrity concept to ensure the civil service is truly a stable service which is neutral towards any group including movements, doctrines and political parties,” the circular stated.

Cuepacs president Omar Osman believed the directive had been issued as there might be a small number of civil servants involved in such wrongdoings.

“The provision is already contained in our Aku Janji (My Pledge) document which is signed by all civil servants,” he said.

“It is good the PSD had issued the directive as some civil servants may have forgotten that it is an offence to participate in such activities,” he said.

See also:

The Gamebook Metaphor – God’s Omniscience and Human Free Will

August 18, 09

You know those gamebooks that were popular back in the 80s and 90s? (Check out this comprehensive list – you may recognize some of them!)

In brief, a gamebook is like a regular storybook novel where the reader gets to choose the path of the plot to a certain extent. You start reading at page 1, but at the end of each the page you are given a choice of which path to follow through the story, and turn to the corresponding page.

For example, page 1 lines out the general details of your surroundings – say, an abandoned castle that you are tasked with exploring. At the end of the page, you are given a choice – try and enter via the imposing front door (in which case you turn to page 56 and read from there), or try and climb in through one of the high windows (page 218).

Each choice will then branch out into more choices, and more choices, with the ultimate goal of reaching a favourable ending of the story.

(You can try out some of them online to get a feel for what it’s like – Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf.)

Thus, depending on your choices over the entire length of your read/play through of the gamebook, a huge number of possible combinations of paths can be taken to reach the end of the book (or die trying – curse you, Creature of Havoc!!!).

And once you’ve read through the gamebook, you can read it again to find another way to reach the end – what if you had chosen to open the dusty sarcophagus that you were too chicken to investigate the first time you played? An entire new plot can be followed, creating ‘replay value’!

By making subtly different choices, countless different routes can be found through the gamebook. Only by playing through the book over and over again can one hope to find all the possible pathways – unless you cheat by peeking ahead, of course! And even then, it’s a long shot that you would remember every single combination by heart.

But what about the gamebook author? Even though there are numerous possible combinations, the diligent and dedicated author already knows what each choice will lead to – since he wrote the entire book. A keen enough author might even be able to remember and cite each and every single possible path through the book, page by page and plot point by plot point.

But does this mean that the reader has no choice in the matter of how the story goes? Of course not! Just because the author wrote the entire gamebook from start to finish and knows every single possible way the book can be read, doesn’t mean that the gamebook has become an ordinary novel. The pages are there, yes, but which pages the reader turns to is not set!

Now keep that conclusion in mind, and put it in the context of God and His creation.

God is omnipotent and omniscient – He can do anything and He knows everything. He created everything in the entire universe, and has full power and control to do anything within the universe. He also knows everything that happens and will ever happen in the universe, even before it happens.

And thus the polemicist argues: If God knows everything that ever will be, then He is to blame for everything bad and wrong in the world! After all God knew that Satan would rebel against Him, that Adam and Eve would eat the forbidden fruit, that humanity would sin – and yet God let it all happen!

Ah, but to this I respond – What about the free will that God gave us?

God gave us the free will to choose what we want to do – be it love our neighbor, steal from our enemy, follow His ways or travel down the road to eternal condemnation. This free will was ‘enshrined in the human constitution’ – if I may put it that way – from the very moment God created us in His image, with the choice to do anything we pleased – even reject Him and rebel (as Adam and Eve chose with the forbidden fruit).

But if God knows everything that will ever be done, doesn’t that still nullify the practical application of our free will? Does it matter at all that we can seemingly make concious decisions when the outcome has already been ‘pre-set’?

Return now, if you will, to the gamebook. The author has already written the pages and worked out the various plot possibilities – but does this mean that we cannot choose which pages to turn to? Of course not – that is a clear fallacy! Even if the author has memorized every single dot and comma of his gamebook, that doesn’t remove our ability – our free will – to decide between the door or the window of the castle.

Similarly, God has already ‘written’ all of eternity and worked out the various possibilities that existence could take – but does this mean that we cannot choose what actions we will take, what course human history will follow? Of course not! Just because God has ‘memorized’ every page of His ‘gamebook’ (The Humans of Earth-top Creation), that doesn’t remove our free will to decide between obedience or disobedience.

The gamebook is thus a metaphor for all creation, all history and all potentiality – an infinite number of possible combinations. The readers are us – all humans throughout all of history – deciding the path we (and history) take.

And the gamebook author is, of course, God – already knowing every single one of the infinite combinations, but allowing us to choose how the story goes.

In this way, God can be omniscient (knowing everything that is to come) and at the same time not constrain the free will of humans and the path that history takes.

And just as all gamebooks have certain plot points that are inevitable – the magical artifact you have been sent to recover, the showdown with the big boss, and including the ending(s) – history has certain junctions that will inevitably be reached, such as the birth of Jesus Christ and His future triumphant return to judge the world. In this way, God can give prophecies through his prophets and have them come true – without forcibly shoving history towards that direction.

Fender Bender, Chase Offender, Get Stabbed

August 17, 09

Why you don’t get down from your car to discuss an accident in JB (or anywhere else for that matter), whether you are in the wrong or not. It could always be a trick to rob you, as has happened to personal friends before.

From The Star 17 Aug 2009:

Factory hand stabbed to death after fender bender
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI

JOHOR BARU: A factory worker was stabbed to death following a minor car collision.

Cham Mee Chua, 25, and a friend were on their way to Taman Century when another car rammed into his Proton Iswara from the back at a traffic light along Jalan Tebrau here at about 2am yesterday.

The other vehicle, believed to be a blue Ford, sped away.

Cham gave chase and caught up with the other vehicle at Jalan Maju some 5km away.

He confronted the driver and demanded compensation for the damages to his car’s bumper.

However, the other driver pulled out a knife and stabbed Cham twice in the chest and once on his back.

He also stabbed Cham’s friend before escaping.

Members of the public rushed Cham and his friend to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital but Cham died upon arrival.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Yaakob said that Cham’s body had been sent for a post-mortem while his friend was being treated at the hospital.

“We believe the suspect is in his late 20s,” he said, adding that police had not recovered the knife used in the incident.

ACP Zainuddin urged anyone with information to contact the police hotline at 07-221 2999 or the nearest police station.

JB Cops Acknowledge High Crime, To Put More Men

August 12, 09

Yay! Hope that Taman Century is on the list too.

From The Star 12 Aug 2009:

Johor police focus on 15 crime areas
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI

JOHOR BARU: Police will put more men at 15 crime hotspots in the state to lower the crime rate by 20% as envisioned in the national target.

Among the 15 places identified are Taman Pelangi, Taman Pelangi Indah, Taman Setia Indah, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah in Johor Baru; Taman Bukit Indah in Nusajaya; Taman Johor Jaya and Ulu Tiram in Seri Alam; and Kulaijaya town.

Police would enlist the help of Rela and the Civil Defence Department for the concerted crime prevention operation, said Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff.

He added that the places identified were riddled with street crimes such as wayside robberies and snatch thefts.

“We are also setting up a special operations centre at the state CID headquarters to monitor the situation at the hotspots.

“The senior police personnel in charge will look at feedback from the public and analyse every police success and weaknesses at the hotspots,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

Johor, he added, recorded a 11.42% decline in crime rate between January and August compared to the same period last year.

On a separate matter, DCP Mohd Mokhtar said six suspects, including two Indian nationals, were arrested and two pistols, as well as 17 rounds of ammunition were seized in several raids.

Acting on a tip-off, police first raided a house in Cornation Park at about 5am on Sunday and arrested a local couple and two male Indian nationals.

Police seized the weapons and the bullets from the same house.

Follow-up operations led police to two other suspects, one in a condominium in town and the other in Taman Sri Tebrau.

All six suspects, aged between 27 and 37, would be remanded until Saturday. Police were still investigating what kinds of crimes the suspects were involved in, said DCP Mohd Mokhtar.

He added that four suspected snatch thieves responsible for 23 cases were picked up at an entertainment outlet in the city.

Liberal Idea of Justice and Equality in Two Photos

August 10, 09

Everything you need to know about liberals’ definition of ‘justice’ and ‘equality’ in two photos and two captions.

Exhibit A: A black man is brutally assaulted by a mob screaming racist slurs:

Kenneth Gladley

Exhibit B: Two empty reserved spots:

ACLU and NAACP absent chairs

It seems these two ‘champions’ of the little guy couldn’t be bothered. Hey, after all, he’s Conservative – he deserved what he got coming!

American Civil Liberties Union? In practise, more like ‘Anti Conservative Liberal Union‘. Many, many more examples on the record at Stop the ACLU.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People? Sure, just remember that liberals define ‘coloured’ as ‘voting Democrat’. If you’re Black While Conservative, expect the vilest negrophobic racial slurs to be flung at you, even by other (liberal) blacks – and justified by them.

No Jesse Jackson preaching hellfire upon the hatemongers. No Al Sharpton screeching for justice, courtroom or otherwise.

The plain fact is: If you’re not a liberal yourself, don’t expect organizations that are led and filled by liberals to lift even a pinky to help you.

(After all, the parable of the Good Samaritan doesn’t come from their life philosophy.)

UPDATE: Well no wonder… The NAACP simply considers Kenneth an ‘uncle tom’.

Inspiration for Obamacare Symbol Found

August 7, 09

A frightening revelation:

Animated for your horror:

Ironically, Pelousy thinks its opponents of Obamacare who are swastika wavers. Go figure.

Recall also this:

And this:

Obama Sign of Progress O Hand Salute

Hitler Obama Salute

Even Teens in JB Have Guns

August 7, 09

From The Star 7 Aug 2009:

Teen held after gun found on motorbike

JOHOR BARU: A teenager riding pillion on a motorcycle was detained after a revolver and six live bullets were found on the machine.

The teenager was caught by a team comprising members of various enforcement agencies conducting patrols and house checks along Lo- rong Surau at Kampung Melayu Pandan here yesterday.

“The teenager was on the motorcycle with another man. When they saw us, they turned to the opposite direction and tried to speed off,” said National Anti-Drug Agency’s Putrajaya deputy director of enforcement and safety Zainudin Abdullah.

However, the rider lost control of the motorcycle and the two fell off. The enforcement team caught the teenager but the rider fled.

The revolver and bullets were found on the motorcycle. The teenager was handed over to the police.

Zainudin said OPS Lenjan 1 included officers from the Immigration Depart- ment; Johor Baru City Council (MBJB), Rela, state Registration Department, state Religious Department and state Customs Department.

“The operation was done from house to house, based on earlier investigations which indicated the area had a high record of drug addicts,” he said.

Zainudin said 38 people, including foreigners, were detained for various offences in the operation.

“Fifteen of them tested positive for drugs, while 23 others are illegal immigrants,” he said, adding the operation started at 7am and ended at around noon.

Seri Alam police chief Supt Roslan Zainuddin said that police had identified the man who ran away.

I used to pass by that area every single day. Kudos to the police for their thorough operation!

Obama = Socialist Joker Latest Craze (Collection)

August 5, 09

Remember this?

Obama Socialist Joker has been catching on:

And on:

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Dr M Hypocritical and Ignorant of Historical Malaysian Street Demo Culture

August 3, 09

Hypocrisy Meter from theblogprof.

From The Star 3 August 2009:

Dr M: Anwar started street demo culture

Reports by SIRA HABIBU, LOURDES CHARLES, ANDREW SAGAYAM, NELSON BENJAMIN, MARTIN CALVALHO, HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH, OH ING YEEN, LESTER KONG, IVAN LOH, SHAUN HO, ISABELLE LAI, ROSLINA MOHAMAD, IAN MCINTYRE, GLADYS TAY and DESIREE TRESA GASPER

KUANTAN: Street demonstrations are not part of Malaysian culture, but something that was introduced by PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said there were other ways to uphold one’s causes.

“Holding a street demonstration is not our culture. It is a culture of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“He is the one who introduced street demonstration,” he told reporters here yesterday.

On the Government’s promise to review the ISA, Dr Mahathir said any amendment to the law should be tailored to the current situation.

“All laws, if need be, should be reviewed and designed according to the current situation. This is because things around us keep changing and it is not suitable if we are still using laws of the 18th century.

“It should be applicable for the present situation,” he added.

Just like Najib back in the day, Dr M apparently doesn’t know about, has forgotten, or purposely failed to mention the following:

StreetProtestMalayanUnion

Buuuuuuuuut if he wanted to split hairs, he could argue that the street demos that led to the formation of our nation are Malayan culture, not Malaysian!

But of course, to UMNOputras like the UMNOraja himself, street demos are totally not Malaysian culture except when UMNO is doing it:

StreetProtestMotivat

Posters from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters.

See also related cases of outright UMNOpocrisy at:


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