How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

I can still remember when I used this phrase as a teenager, I was told that this applies to parent-child relationships rather than boy-girl relationships. I was also told that in the case of boy-girl relationships, 'out of sight, out of mind' is more likely.

The following test shall reveal the difference between the two types of love mentioned:

A professor gave his class (50% male and 50% female) two questions.

Question 1:
There is a man who loved this beautiful woman. But one day, she was disfigured in a freak accident, will he still love her?

Question 2:
There is a woman who loved this wealthy man. But one day, he lost all his money due to financial crisis. Will she still love him?

The answers by the class:
1. 30% Yes 40% May be 30% No
2. 20% Yes 30% May be 50% No

The professor commented that the answers suggest man is at a higher risk of losing his love when he loses his money, compared to women losing their love when they lose their beauty.

Then he asked, "Have you all thought about the relationship the man and woman had in the two questions? Did you all assume it was a romantic relationship between a man and a woman?"

"Yes....are they not?" the class replied.

The professor said, "Answer the questions again - this time, assuming the relationship is between a father and a daughter for question 1 and for question 2, a relationship between a mother and a son."

This time, the answers were:
1. 100% Yes
2. 100% Yes

So now you know the meaning of true love. :-)

A popular poser often asked: if your mother and wife fell overboard, who will you save first?
Someone once replied: "Of course my mother, because I have only one; I can always find another wife." But I think his reply would depend on whether he said it in front of his mother or his wife!

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