Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Rare footage of an unsuccessful attempt by North Korea to launch the North Star 2 medium range missile



video
North Korea launched the North Star 2 medium-range missile.
Operating at low-speed velocity the missile took to the sky only to crash moments later.
Full photography, the video is rare, hard to come by.

LIVE AND LET DIE , THE BEAUTY OF HUMAN RELATIONS

In 1923, nine of the wealthiest people in the world met at Chicago's Edge Water Beach Hotel.

Their combined wealth, it is estimated, exceeded the wealth of the Government of the United States at that time. These men certainly knew how to make a living and accumulate wealth. Attending the meeting were the following men:

1. The president of the largest steel company,

2. The president of the largest utility company,

3. The president of the largest gas company,

4. The president of the New York Stock Exchange,

5. The president of the Bank of International Settlements,

6. The greatest wheat speculator,

7. The greatest bear on Wall Street,

8. The head of the World's greatest monopoly &

9. A member of President Harding's cabinet.

That's a pretty impressive line-up of people by anyone's yardstick.

Yet, 25 years later, where were those nine industrial giants?

Let’s examine what happened to them 25 years later.
1. The President of the then largest steel company (Bethlehem Steel Corp), Charles M Schwab, lived on borrowed capital for five years before he died bankrupt.

2. The President of the then largest gas company, Howard Hubson, went insane.

3. One of the greatest commodity traders (Wheat Speculator), Arthur Cutten, died insolvent.

4. The then President of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney, was sent to jail.

5. The member of the US President’s Cabinet (the member of President Harding's cabinet), Albert Fall, was pardoned from jail just to be able to go home and die in peace.

6. The greatest “bear” on Wall Street, Jesse Livermore committed suicide.

7. The President of the then world’s greatest monopoly, Ivar Krueger, committed suicide.

8. The President of the Bank of International Settlement, Leon Fraser, committed Suicide.

9. The president of the largest utility company, Samuel Insull, died penniless.

What they forgot was how to "make" life while they got busy making money!

Money in itself is not evil; it provides food for the hungry, medicine for the sick, clothes for the needy. Money is only a medium of exchange.

We need two kinds of education:

a) One that teaches us how to make a living,

and

b) One that teaches us how to live.

There are many of us who are so engrossed in our professional life that we neglect our family, health and social responsibilities.

If asked why we do this, we would reply that "We are doing it for our family".

Yet, our kids are sleeping when we leave home. They are sleeping when we come back home!! Twenty years later, we’ll turn back, and they’ll all be gone, to pursue their own dreams and their own lives.

Without water, a ship cannot move. The ship needs water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will face existential problems. What was once a means of living for the ship will now become a means of destruction.

Similarly we live in a time where earning is a necessity but let not the earning enter our hearts, for what was once a means of living will surely become a means of destruction for us as well.

So take a moment and ask yourself, "Has the water entered my ship?"
I hope not!

Hope the above story will drive all of us in a better direction in life.
 
    ''Alone I can 'Say' but
    together we can 'talk'.

    'Alone I can 'Enjoy' but
     together we can
    'Celebrate'.
 
    'Alone I can 'Smile' but
    together we can 'Laugh'.

    That's the BEAUTY of
    Human Relations.

    We are nothing without
    each other
 
    Stay Connected!! Be inspired!! Make someone smile today, and have a great day.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It is not much about understanding the formation of Malaysia. It's more about respecting and honoring it.

It is not much about understanding the formation of Malaysia. It's more about respecting and honoring it.

Since day one prior to the formation of Malaysia, Malayan authorities and political counterparts never in the true essence of the word respected neither Sabah nor Sarawak as equal partners
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They - Malayans , were up till this present day disillusioned by a superiority mental psyche towards their eastern counterparts in the "wild east" , a termed fondly used by the Malayan controlled central government to describe more than anything else the backwardness of the two Borneo States..

A Colonial masters legacy so damming an inheritance  embedded deeply in their  mental fraternity - a superiority complex which has been a stumbling block detrimental to both Sabah and Sarawak at fostering good relations with their partner across the South China Sea.

Governed by their superiority mindset , Sabah and Sarawak have remained at the loosing end , look down upon, shunned and reduced to being second class citizens.

The central establishment  without an iota of guilt has gone to the extent of shoveling aside a legit agreement that both Borneo provinces are equal partners in the formation of the country thus reducing the two independent provinces to mere states , a precursor to numerous other disrespectful initiatives undertaken against the people of these two entities.

Undermining stipulated rights of Sabah/Sarawak are political master plans perfected  down the years by the powers that be to continue having a strangle hold on the populace.

Demographics have been altered for political expediency. Jobs in both states are scarce due to the monopolistic pursuance of the central government,  Native and state lands taken up by huge Peninsular  base public listed companies leaving the natives  of the land with nothing but small plots to toil for a livelihood  hardly enabling to make ends meet.

More significantly, and to add salt to wound , Sabah and Sarawak have always been contributors not consumers of the country's coffers.
Why are we made to haggle when the bulk of natural resource are ours to begin with?

This is our 54th year as Malaysians yet the exploits of our beloved state has not hindered - lopsided policies prevailed to this very instant.

In areas where they failed to impose their policies either by coercion or  sinister plots ,  arm twisting tactics are applied  and the all important  aspect of our well-being which is security  as a bargaining chip.

All these  "short change"  ,"one-sided affair" and "unfair policies"  ,  boils down to one vivid manifestation  which is ,  since the birth of Malaysia ,  Sabah's prerogatives were handled by a lesser than formidable  leadership.
Sarawak has fared much better in this field.

The State yearns for a principled , determined , and a leadership with sheer guts to chart it's course.


Previous leaders notably the late Tun Mustapha was too ill educated to put up a sound diplomatic argument. Tun Sakaran in turn was a clear stooge.

Harris Salleh was over zealous to achieve his personal golds forgetting the very people who put him in power  were over the passage of time revolting against his stance on issues affecting the state. Needless to point out his role in the 85' saga and the skirmishes that followed.  

The Kitingan brothers on the other hand were pseudo statesmen , early at their tenure appeared all fired up only to self decimate. .
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Our best bet were with those who perished in the double six tragedy  unfortunately their reign were cruelly halted prematurely.

The major factor why Sabah was enticed to be part of Malaysia is base on the MA63s solemn assurance of the State's status as an autonomous region within Malaysia..

Due emphasis  by our own representatives on the distortion of Malaysia Agreement 63 was never a prerogative that saw the light of day in the August House.

Decades later it takes an ethical Malayan Parliamentarian to voice out as visualize in the clip below Sabahs plight in a Dewan Rakyat sitting further echoing  the lackluster cum inferior attitude of our own people's representative.

The best case scenario for Sabah at present is to usher in a new breed of politicians unblemished  and without baggage to continue the aspirations pursued by victims of the double six tragedy. 





Monday, April 17, 2017

Battle hardened Philippine military soldiers are our best bet to eliminate the notorious Abu Sayyaff bandits

Battle hardened Philippine military soldiers are our best bet to eliminate the notorious Abu Sayaff bandits.



All it takes is a determined commandant in Chief to relentlessly direct offensive resources to this aim.



Human rights or not , as demonstrated in Duterte's undeterred rage at hardcore criminals dubbed as a " killing spree " of drug warlords and other vice elements have in many ways served its purpose if not in totality .
Preemptive strikes of this sought has instilled fear right into the heart of the organization.

Not to undermine the capability of our own military, Imagined if those with vested powers had at the time the political will and the balls to preempt the Tanduo insurgency. The casualty on our side would have been much less.



Abu Sayyaf Leader Among 6 Suspects Gunned Down in Central Philippines

Friday, April 7, 2017

Joceline Tan's take on Musa Aman and the impending State Elections.


Joceline Tan is a Mercenary journalist..

She has that sheepishness of endeavor in coexistence with a spectacular writing flare coupled with an apt of imposing an adequate percentage of spin to boost the accolades of a deadwood personality or an evil character the likes of Hitler and portray him as a saint. All for an handsome amount of fees.

Citizens of Sabah have no qualms personally with the present Chief Minister nor his services rendered to the state through out his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer. 14 years to date.

Joceline is right to point out that Musa has been wealthy long before his involvement in politics. This fact sets him apart from many opportunists clowns masquerading as politicians who are in it(politics) for monetary gain. The emphasis on his  kin's  as Joceline puts it , living a moderate existence is however uncalled for. Pretending to live modestly and  by contrast genuinely living a modest life are subject matters that differs.

Perhaps many would agree , voters are ready to give Musa another five year term to run the state only if he is not in cohorts with UMNO. This is the ultimate setback hoovering over Musa's head and that of his future as CM.

Sabah and Sarawak are twice the size of Malaya as Jocelyne points out clearly, nonetheless what she presumably fails to mention is the amount of revenue extracted each day from these two Borneo entities solely for the benefit of Malaya while Sabah and Sarawak abudantly blessed with natural resources receive peanuts in return hence the mocking remarked ' two of the poorest states'

Taking into account previous political establishments , UMNO has reached the pinnacle of its might with much fanfare but little to shout about as far as real economical , infrastructure and development progress particularly for Sabah. Besides, its the norm for the state to  try out new Leadership and Political affiliates at the end of the five year mandatory allocation given a twist of good faith stretching to the
extent for the incumbent remaining in office for a spell of two or three terms the most.
Chief Executive Officers of previous administrations had a first hand experienced of this phenomena ,their so called 'Waterloo' before their third term was up. Musa must be thanking his lucky stars for not having to go through similar predicament.
Will there be a fourth term for him is now the golden question?

Hot issues on the streets that of project ic, autonomous rights under Malaysia Agreement 63, Crude Oil royalty,massive misused of tax payers and revenue money lend credence to the potential demise of the present status quo.

Moreover , with the advent of information technology thanks to the internet the present generation are no more as naive as generations of yesteryears

Almost everything falls under their radar no matter how secretive the government chooses to be. A new trend that has emerged which is hazardous to any dubious regime A  trend that ultimately sets an untrustworthy leadership  in dire straits.
Read Here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

"Bolehkah Dyana memberi reaksi jujur?" Apa kata Danil Daud

 Saya orang asli Wilayah Sabah iaitu sebuah wilayah independent yang menjadi salah satu Wilayah teras di antara empat Wilayah  dalam pembentukan sebuah negara daulat yang kita kenali sebagai negara Malaysia...

 Perlembagaan Persekutuan atau lebih tepat dirujuk sebagai " Perlembagaan Wilayah Malaya 1957 "  dan/atau  artikel 153 serta klausa klausa  yang terkandung didalamnya dan pindaan  seperti " hak istimewa indigenous Sabahan/Sarawakian yang  disogok pakai muat hanya selepas pembentukan Malaysia enam tahun kemudian  pada 1963...

 Persoalaan utama yang sepatutnya diutarakan  lebih setengah abad yang lalu... , Siapakah pemimpin / badan menerajui  pembikinan  draf dan pemeterai perundangan Perlembagaan Persekutuan 1957 yang meliputii yakni tongak perundangan keseluruhan wilayah Malaysia hari ini? Adakah wakil pemimpin Sabah/Sarawak terlibat sama?

 Jawaban pada soalan kedua adalah tentunya tidak kerana Sabah/Sarawak belum menyertai apa-apa perundingan pada masa Perlembagaan itu digubal dan Negara Malaysia belum wujud. Dalam hal demikian , apa yang dikenali sebagai Perlembagaan Persekutuan adalah tidak releven dan tidak significant pada penduduk  wilayah Sabah/Sarawak dan seharusnya di declare null & void setelah terbentuknya negara baru , Malaysia.

 Datuk Salleh Said , a prominent Sabahan and ex Chief Minister of the state  in his capacity as a state leader should set the records straight. Hence , denounce the significance of article 153 of the so called Federal Constitution and whatever relevance it has on the lives of both the people of Sabah/Sarawak. Going into confrontation with a Malayan politician over the matter doesn't denote the leadership quality of a genuine Bajau warrior such as the legendary Paduka Mat Salleh.
 What he should  rightly be doing ,  is to do a Ghapur Salleh on the Federal authorities by telling the Deputy Minister of home Affairs to go fly kites for the nincompoops irrational suggestion of wanting local Sabah tourist attractions to close shop as a resolute " hard thinking " government way to  prevent further abductions by the lawless AbuSayyaff bandits instead of compelling enforcement agencies to buck-up or pull out.


 Kembali kepada hudud ,The hudud and its decree. I will not dwell on race , simply because i conclude , to mention anyone's  race in Malaysia is malicious and filled with ill intent. Sabah/Sarawak known to live in harmony since time in memorial have had it , the racial bigotry spilling over the other side of the Peninsular fence.

 Notwithstanding religious or racist bigotry, The hotly debated hudud and the staunch penalties that follows.
 

On this particular subject i will stray away from the honorable late Karpal Singh...This is not solely about religious believes  per-Se and far from " the best of two worlds " normally associated with the Hypocrite Malay Malayan who wants to be seen and praised as pious but let out of the den , will be scavenging for cheap sex be it amongst their sub-ordinates or low down prostitutes.

These weasels , mainly Government or GLC employees away from Malaya where they pretend to be holier than thou show artists experiencing for the first time the moment they set foot in the east the free spirited ways of Sabah/Sarawak evolved to their true colours. There are so many witnesses to profess to this behavior and many more caught on candid camera performing the act , to prove a point. One of these low down skunk was the previous Sabah state POS Area Manager circa 1995 to 2002 who not only set a bad example and left a bad mark on Sabahans but also set a trend of having   free sex amongst his subordinates.

Hudud and its harsh laws should be seen as a deterrent rather than a punishment... and should be considered on grounds transgressing  the fundamental notion of  human liberty.. Besides human liberty is to do good not bad... The decrees found in hudud are not hostile to other faiths as most are inscribed in the holy bible as well as the torah. His Excellency The Sultan of Brunei , an absolute Monarch with all his might realized that he too is not above Gods law _ Danil Daud




Bolehkah Dyana memberi reaksi jujur?





May 23, 2014




Adalah tidak jujur untuk meminta sokongan pengundi tetapi enggan menyatakan pendirian sebenar mengenai isu-isu yang sensitif seperti Perkara 153, UiTM dan hudud.
COMMENT
Dyana SofyaOleh Salleh Said Keruak
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) perlu kekal sebagai satu-satunya institusi Melayu, kata Pro Canselor Tan Sri Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad.
Tan Sri Dr Rahman mengulas gesaan calon DAP dalam pilihan raya kecil parlimen Teluk Intan Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud agar peluang samarata diberikan kepada semua untuk memasuki institusi pengajian tinggi awam di negara ini.


Justeru itu, Tan Sri Dr Rahman berhujah bahawa UiTM ditubuhkan berdasarkan peruntukan Perkara 153 Perlembagaan Persekutuan Malaysia dan seterusnya menekankan bahawa hak atau keistimewaan Bumiputera tidak harus dipersoalkan.
Jelas sekali, ini merupakan taktik DAP untuk meraih sokongan pengundi Cina yang kini berada di persimpangan jalan sama ada menyokong DAP atau Barisan Nasional (BN) pada pilihan raya kecil itu.


Bagaimanapun, strategi kempen yang menyentuh isu sensitif bakal mengundang risiko kerana kemungkinan ia akan merubah senario kepada persaingan Melayu lawan Cina atau bukan Melayu.
Sebelum ini, Dyana Sofya telah membuat kenyataan mengenai hudud — Undang-Undang Syariah Islam. Dalam kenyataan itu, Dyana Sofya menunjukkan dia menentang hudud kerana itulah pendirian parti yang diwakilinya.


Hari ini Dyana Sofya enggan mengulas mengenai perkara itu mungkin kerana menyedari komennya sebelum ini tidak memberi impak yang diharapkan.
Pilihan raya atau pilihan raya kecil merupakan platform dan peluang untuk calon-calon untuk menerangkan dasar dan ideologi parti mereka kepada pengundi.


Disinilah mereka memperjelaskan kepada pengundi tentang pendirian parti.
Mereka tidak sepatutnya memberitahu kepada pengundi “tidak mahu memberi komen” apabila ditanya tentang sesuatu perkara kerana ia bermakna mereka tidak bersifat terbuka dan menyembunyikan sesuatu perkara dari pengetahuan pengundi.


Jika DAP tidak bersetuju dengan peruntukan Perkara 153 dan UiTM sebagai sebuah institusi Melayu, dan menentang usaha PAS menggunapakai undang-undang Islam, maka ini perlu dinyatakan dengan jelas supaya pengundi akan tahu pendirian parti yang mereka undi.
Adalah tidak jujur bagi parti untuk meminta sokongan daripada pengundi tetapi enggan menyatakan pendirian sebenar mengenai isu-isu yang sensitif seperti Perkara 153, UiTM dan hudud.

Penulis adalah adalah Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah dan Timbalan Pengerusi Perhubungan Umno Sabah

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I call it PEACE among enemies! Good example for humans.

I call it  PEACE among enemies!   Good example for humans.

For your enjoyment:
This is a video of a homeless man in Santa Barbara and his pets. They work State Street every week for donations.  The animals are pretty well fed and are mellow. They are a family. The man who owns them rigged a harness up for his cat so she wouldn't have to walk so much (like the dog and himself).   At some juncture the rat came along, and as no one wanted to eat anyone else, the rat started riding with the cat and, often, on the cat! 
The dog, will stand all day and let you talk to him and admire him for a few chin scratches. The Mayor of Santa Barbara filmed this clip and sent it out as a holiday card.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D85yrIgA4Nk&feature=player_embedded
 

Rare footage of an unsuccessful attempt by North Korea to launch the North Star 2 medium range missile

North Korea launched the North Star 2 medium-range missile. Operating at low-speed velocity the missile took to the sky only to crash ...