Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Dreams do come true, Dr King.
Remembering Dr King's words:
"This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, ‘My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring’.
"And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
"And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Friday, June 13, 2008
According to studies, the inflation rate shot up in May at the fastest pace in six months.
The US Labor Department has reported that consumer prices rose by 0.6 percent last month, the biggest one-month increase since last November, as gasoline costs surged by 5.7 percent.
Food prices, which have also been rising sharply, were up 0.3 percent as the cost of beef and bakery products showed big gains.
Analysts said the pressure in both the energy and food areas is likely to continue as and rising demand push food prices up and energy costs continue to soar, reflecting a relentless surge in .
So, yeah, life is hard. I'd like to pack up my bags, sell off my apartment and buy a small bit of property somewhere where life is idyllic.....
Is there such a place where I can live my dreams?
The US is so big.....I'll find some place where I can grow my own food.
So, I guess this means we're all in the same rickety boat!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Escalating prices of consumer goods across the board are well on their way to make YOUR life harder and more painful than it already is.
It is true that globally, oil prices are going up. But, I don't know, man. I am so suspicious of the AAB administration.
Have his economists done the right calculations?
Going by what I have read, you guys back home are paying way too much in way too short a time since the last hike.
Has Petronas already closed shop? Has oil exploration and rigging ceased? Have the oil "fields" dried up?
HAS MALAYSIA STOPPED PRODUCING OIL?
Way too much, man. Way too much.
You poor poor souls.
And now THEY tell you to cut down on this and that.
Sell your Merc or Beemer and get a Proton Perdana.
Sell your Honda and get a Proton Wira.
Will that help?
Where are the Mak Cik Minah and Aunty Lily going to find that extra cash to pay the hiked-up school bus fares?
But, let me tell you that the PM, DPM and all of them down the line should PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH.
They should be the first to cut down on all their excesses, let me tell you!
I'll go to the streets, man! This is outrageous! Because, you know what, Malaysians are being robbed from right under their noses....
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
What a woman says: “This place is a mess! C’mon, you and I need to clean up. Your stuff is lying on the floor, and you’ll have no clothes to wear if we don’t do laundry right now!”
What a man hears: “Blah, blah, blah, blah. C’MON, YOU AND I, blah, blah, blah, blah, ON THE FLOOR, blah, blah, blah, blah, NO CLOTHES, blah, blah, blah, blah, RIGHT NOW.”