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

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright - until you hear them speak.

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?

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.)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Like being born again: sewage baby literally went through hell and back

Nothing can have more extreme of reactions than having a baby.

There are many unwanted pregnancies conceived out of wedlock or a result of uncontrolled hormones or rape. As if to teach the couple a lesson, often just one time was enough to conceive! Poor baby.

Yet, on the other extreme, there are many couples who had tried ways and means to conceive without success. It could be due to one or more of several reasons due to the husband or wife, or both. Fortunately, medical science could do wonders like IVF, use of surrogate mother, or even choice of sperm for a single mother by choice!

The reaction of the man responsible when told of conception must be the most reliable test of his readiness for fatherhood, or his love for would be mother. There are countless variables used in movies and I am sure some scriptwriters are trying hard to come out with some new ones based on modern life styles and expectations.

For those who have missed the real life sad story of the Chinese baby who ended up in the sewerage pipe but fortunately saved...




Loo-flush baby boy's amazing rescue

'A NEWBORN baby found wedged in a sewage pipe after being flushed down the loo was making a miraculous recovery last night.

Firemen found the two-day-old boy after the landlady at some flats reported hearing whimpering from the 4in-wide pipe.
When they cut into it and peered inside they saw a tiny foot. The 5lb boy could not be tugged out so the entire L-shaped section of pipe was cut out and taken to hospital.'

'Doctors in Jinhua, China, then used saws and pliers to carefully chip away at the pipe to free the baby, who still had his umbilical cord and placenta attached.
He suffered cuts and a possible fractured skull.
But the hospital said the boy — named Baby 59 after the number of his incubator — was stable and expected to make a full recovery.

Police were said to be treating the case as attempted murder amid claims the parents deliberately flushed the unwanted baby down the loo.
But some reports said the mum told nurses it was an accident because she unexpectedly went into labour while using the toilet.'

'The dramatic rescue was captured by TV cameras and sparked a furious response on Chinese social networks.
One poster said: “I can never forgive dumping the baby into the toilet pipe. Can these people be called human beings?”
Babies are often dumped in China as couples in towns and cities are fined if they have more than one child.
The policy was introduced in the 1970s in an effort to keep a rapidly growing population under control.'

CAROL COOPER:
'HUMAN babies are totally dependent on others for warmth, nourishment and protection from infection.
Crying is their only weapon. But they don’t always cry very loud or very long.
Newborn babies are poor at controlling body temperature, so they become cold very quickly. When they do, they stop crying.
Their blood sugar levels can also plummet, which can result in coma. Within hours, this baby would have gone quiet and died.'

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