Monday, October 24, 2011

What has Gaddhaffi done for Libyans?

Circulating in facebook is a list of 16 accomplishments of Gaddhaffi (chadaffy, khaddafi) which the reader is challenged to deny:

What the late dictator has done for Libya:

  1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.

  2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.

  3. Home considered a human right in Libya – Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has died while him, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent.

  4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.

  5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans are literate. Today the figure is 83%.

  6. Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they would receive farming
    land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and livestock to kick- start their farms – all for free.

  7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it – not only free but they get US $2, 300/mth accommodation and car allowance.

  8. In Libya, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price.

  9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0. 14 per liter.

  10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – now
    frozen globally.

  11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would
    pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until
    employment is found.

  12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank accounts of all
    Libyan citizens.

  13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US $5 ,000

  14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15

  15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree

  16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man-Made River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country.

Of course in return for these "blessings", the former dictator vigorously opposed any form of public dissent and supported state terrorism, the grosses example being the Lockerbie PanAm and Munich restaurant bombings.

But we pass on giving judgment to the late Khaddaffi. We only hope that the above listed benefits are continued by the new administration in Libya. Long live Libya and the Libyan people!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Inglorious end in a cold freezer for a dictator

We cannot believe that former conservative audiences will want to view the corpse of Mummar
Gaddafy, the colonel who ruled with an iron fist in Libya. Even the 24 hour rule of burying a dead
Muslim is not being followed. And the circumstances of his death! Local newspapers tried outdo
each other in presenting gory images of the mob surrounding Gaddafy and the bloodied body of
Gaddafy. Videos of the shooting (but not showing who pulled the trigger) were even available for
viewing in Muslim countries.

Here is the latest photo of what where the body of Gaddafy is now. It is stored in a supermarket freezer!
and the Libyan public can view the dead body with gauze mask to hide the decaying odor.

We hope that Gaddafy's soul will not be greeted by 40 virgins in his idea of heaven.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thought provoking sign of the times, steve jobs and starving african kids

I read more than two FB postings sharing a post of Willie Concepcion containing the following image:

The glaring composition can jar someone out of his "complacency", but Willie may have caught a certain unpalatable truth. We expect more of these images as indeed constant bombardment of these kind of pictures of starving children has the opposite effect of NOT gaining the viewer's sympathy. Instead the children will become a forgotten statistic.

Click for Wiliie's original posting

Friday, October 7, 2011

Spratly is nearest to the Philippines

Here is Google Earth's map of the Spratly and the countries surrounding the islands group. Clearly the Philippines can lay claim to it based on nearness to the area (from Palawan). The islands are between the words Spratly and Islands.

More, we believe it is part of the Philippines as historically it is occupied by Filipinos after Captain Cloma laid claim to the islands. Marcos had the selfish reaction of having him incarcerated instead and should be relegated in the footnotes of Philippine history future generations.

Unfortunately our political leaders do not have the guts to run this country free from corruption as politics is used as a tool for personal wealth accumulation! It is a pity to see the philippines behave like a rich beggar in the world stage. We should be militarily strong as the Philippines may not have someone to turn to. Alas it may be overrun by the events in the future.