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10.30.2007

JAPANESE WAR CRIMES: SURGICAL EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED ON FILIPINOS

The disgraced ex Prime Minister Abe should be reading this. The man who kept on insisting that Japan was never a World War 2 bully, the man who brazenly tried to revise Japan's war history, should be made to listen to a recording of this man's confession, again and again.

According to Akira Makino, they cut the throats of Filipino hostages and performed brutal medical experiments on a number of others. The entire article is featured below.


10.29.2007

OIL PRICE BREAKS $92/BARREL

Turmoil in the major supply sources Iraq, Nigeria and Iran created fears that supply will not be free flowing like before. This resulted to a record breaking price that peaked at $93.20 a barrel, before slipping back to $93.05.

The current price is about 29% increase to the price level five months ago ($65.89 per barrel).

Whenever there is a movement in oil prices, I always go back to the oil's real value which is estimated by experts to be at $182/barrel. At the rate that the prices are moving, I'd say that we're on our way.

Time to devout more energy to alternative sources of fossil fuel, alternative(renewable) energy and better fuel efficiency of our gas guzzlers.

The legendary Lee Iacocca claims that unfair trade practices cause the low sales of American in Japan. I beg to disagree. Other than better quality of Japanese cars compared to the US automobiles, compare the fuel efficiency of Japanese cars against the US vehicles. The result should be enlightening enough.

10.26.2007

Plunderer Pardoned!


Found guilty of plunder, this deposed president was pardoned by the incumbent, only three days after he applied for clemency.

Joseph Ejercito Estrada, detained (or billeted) in a luxurious estate for six years, sentenced to a couple of life terms by the courts and yet to see the insides of a prison cell, was freed by her successor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

This is a mad mad world.

I pity the millions of poor citizens in one of Asia's poorest countries.

Consistent with my call for an end to Burma's violence, I now join a nonviolent opposition to the pardon, on behalf of the staring citizens of the Philippines.

Justice for the poorest of the poor!

10.24.2007

CRISIS = OPPORTUNITY

With crisis comes foreclosures. With foreclosures come bargain assets.

Here's yahoo's tips on how to find the best bargains.

10.22.2007

ONLINE BOOKING AND THE MUSIC AFFICIONADOS

A good friend loves this character so much that she reserves Hannah Montana tickets, the earliest possible. All these online ticket sites have proven to be so useful for the concert aficionados. Because of it, musical enjoyment has never been so easy. Imagine how it was before. There were horrible long lines and furious haggling for tickets. I certainly wouldn’t want that to happen again.

Weight loss

In another blog, somebody posted about a Miracle burn supplement that has proven to be very effective. My personal take regarding that is the need for diet and exercise that will aid in the fat burning process. Pills alone will not work if the individual’s food intake continues to be excessive. However, diet, exercise and those diet supplements should do the work. Of course, one should get a physicians medical opinion before engaging in any type of weight loss program. Trying to tinker with the human body always carry certain hazards to a person’s health.

BATTERIES

Whenever on travel, I make sure that I have ample stock of batteries for my camera, cellular phone and flashlight. The camera is useful in capturing precious moments, the cellular phone to keep me connected with the rest of the world, and the flashlight for emergency purposes. Those three things tops the list of important items that I will bring with me if ever I am forced to jump ship.

Microwave Ovens

As a person who leaves alone, I am naturally inefficient in the consumption of various things. Imagine cooking an entire chicken but being unable to finish all the food in one meal. Reheating the leftover lunch to become part of my dinner repertoire means that I waste precious minutes every day. It’s a good thing that this has become the age of microwave ovens. With it, fast reheating has never been so accurate with food being processed evenly.

10.19.2007

PAYDAY LOANS

Are you in need of quick cash? Are you in need of cash but does not have a credit history? Or, do you have a poor credit history or bankrupt? Do not despair. There is such thing as a fast payday loans facility that will willingly address your concerns --> Fast!

Payday loans work by serving lending those who are suddenly in need of a cash advance to be paid during the next payday. If the borrower is currently:
• Employed for at least 3 consecutive months.
• Earning at least $1,000 per month in income.
• Having a valid checking account open for at least 3 months
Then, the usual minimum lenders requirements have been met and the application may proceed.

There are a number of lending institutions that provide the same service but the major advantages of online applications include the fast processing and disbursement of the loan amount (usually overnight, after loan approval) and the guaranteed anonymity of the borrower.

One need not suffer the embarrassment of having to line up for loans since al applications are done online. For more information, please visit the website (cashadvance1500.com) and choose from among the numerous online loan providers.

10.15.2007

U.S. Trio Win Nobel In Economics


Americans Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for work that helps explain situations in which markets work well.

The three researchers "laid the foundations of mechanism design theory," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

"Mechanism design theory initiated by Leonid Hurwicz and further developed by Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson has greatly enhanced our understanding of optimal allocation mechanisms in such situations, accounting for individuals' incentives and private information."

Their theory allows economists, governments and businesses to "distinguish situations (that) work well from those in which they do not."

This post will be updated in a couple of hours... Guten Morgen! :D

2007 SEASON WINDS UP WITH NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS



SLOT CARS


With the high maintenance costs associated with owning a car, I might as well put my purchase plan on hold. The price of petrol is climbing like crazy and all indications are pointing northwards. My current vehicle is not bad. In fact, I still proudly display it everywhere. So, for now, my next four wheel purchase will be a couple of slot cars. With a fast slot car, I’d surely be the most popular kid in the neighborhood. There’s nothing wrong with it, except that I’m 20 years past that age group.

BREAKTIME: Sexy Fashion Show




It’s time to please the readers. In the movie Gladiators, the former great general-turned-slave Maximus was advised that the only way to win his freedom is not by being the best killer in the arena but by being the crowd’s favorite. Both men and women will like this clips. Men like seductive bodies while women surely appreciate sexy lingerie. Economists, accountants, planners or whatever you are, here’s something for you.

I would love to see Alan Greenspans reaction if ever he will watch the following videos.






Getting Your Applications Ready

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The Top Quality Graphics You Want

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Engage Her Interest

Engagement rings will always get her attention, but I happen to know that getting the right diamonds that ring will really get her attention. I was nothing but impressed by Danforth Diamond's selection of top quality diamonds, and I'm pretty sure you will be too. Whether you need a diamond for an engagement ring, a necklace, or something else entirely, you can't miss by getting your diamonds from Danforth Diamond.

Missing Golf

I haven’t’ played golf for quite some time and I am starting to miss it. I miss the crisp sound of my driver hitting the ball, as I tee off, signaling the start of a relaxing day. I also miss the feel of a stiff driver bending behind me as I reach the back swing. For years, I used to Taylor Made but there’s a possibility that I will be considering Nike golf clubs, next time. With those clubs, some of Tiger Wood’s skills will hopefully be passed on to me.

Pimpin' my Chrysler 300


For those wondering how to spice up their cars and thinking of the best Chrysler 300 accessories, I think that a new meshgrill would be enough. I’ve seen these models being accessorized with thin mag wheels and I think it’s a bit too much for me. Installing wide mag wheels and having a lowered car, at my age, will make me look like somebody who missed some parts of his youth. To each his own.

10.10.2007

ECONOMICS: REVISING GOP FISCAL POLICY

Now they're talking.

These farmers are hardly poor but are receiving heavy subsidies.

Vamos a ver!



10.07.2007

PACQUIAO vs BARERRA 2: round by round commentary - HERE IT IS!

Caveat Emptor: This is a commentary from a non boxer's point of view. The author, though, is well experienced in hand to hand combat situations and the exposure in this area stretches to more than a decade.

ROUND 1:
Started with both trying to measure each other. Pacquiao gave a few isolated combinations but back pedaled whenever Barrera countered. Barrera tried to explode a couple of times but stopped and readjusted after PAC has shifted his line. Winner? Hard to say.. Even?

ROUND 2: Barrera probably led it by a few points. He tagged the PAC with a few slugs that did not seem to hurt. As a fighter, I’d say it wasn’t much. But in boxing where points count, the Pac should not have allowed MAB to hit him at all unless he was using it to measure the distance and hit back with knockout punches.

ROUND 3: Barrera landed more solid punches but Pac wasn’t hurt. The Pac was unable to punch effectively.

It’s in this round though where I saw how fast Manny’s punches are. His 1-2-3 left-right combination punches all land within a split second. What sets this apart from the other fighters is that Manny’s punches are equally powerful. Barrera on the other hand has a very nice jab and footwork combination. He can dance around his opponent fast while landing powerful jabs.

ROUND 4: Pac found his distance and won this round. He landed better punches and frustrated Barrera’s counters. Barrera was also unhurt in this round and in my opinion; he could have landed better counters. I noticed that he seemed hesitant or perhaps, out of oxygen to be able to take advantage of the opportunities. An example is when Manny made the sign of the cross in the middle of the round and MAB just watched. Catholic or otherwise, it was the middle of a battle. It was a no quarters scenario. Hesitate and die!

ROUND 5: Barrera’s attention was again called for locking Pac’s head inside his armpits. I am starting to get the impression that MAB fights along the boundaries of legality. This also happened during the previous round.

Pac landed some heavy punches but that did not hurt MAB. In fact, MAB used the Pac blows as a springboard for his powerful counters that landed square in Pac’s jaw. These boxers have such solid jaws, the ordinary street thug would have been hospitalized many times over by blows that both fighter landed.

ROUND 6: Great explosions in this round. Both landed solid hits but my hazy recollection favored MAB in terms of number of punches that landed. However, Barrera’s solid hits didn’t seem to hurt Pac and it is in this round where he seemed to have started getting tired or weary from the Pac punches in the previous rounds. Barrera may have landed more solid punches, but I think this is the round where the legend started to fade. It probably explained the illegal armpit techniques in the previous rounds. MAB was getting tired. Again, as a fighter in the street arts, I would say that MAB’s punches were of no use. He seemed to have landed his best shots but it failed to knock his opponent. On the contrary, he hasn’t received the best of the Pac.

Despite that, the Pac still seemed to be awkward considering the fact that he routed MAB during their first outing. Being to overly cautious may have taken its toll on him.

ROUND 7: Same as round 6. It was at the end of this round when I noticed that the TV network (or whoever) seemed to have scored an overwhelming number of rounds in Pac's favor. I don’t believe it was that lopsided since the Pac hasn’t really exploded. He was either stopped by Barrera’s footwork or his overly cautious attitude was causing the delay.

ROUND 8: MAB was unable to counter as effectively as he did during the first few rounds. I got the impression that he was getting tired. Pac on the other hand, had none of the masterful attacks and counters that he displayed against Erik Morales in their 3rd fight. He scored with lunges and that could have been stopped by Barrera’s powerful jabs. Lucky for him, the MAB was unable to. If MAB had done that and followed with a good head combination, he probably could have stopped the PAC. This round again disappointed me since I’ve been itching to see a round of powerful nonstop exchanges. Who won? The TV commentators had it for Pac, I think.

ROUND 9: The PAC landed the better blows and again, MAB was unable to convert those hits as effective counter attacks. I think he’s tired but not that much. I say, the PAC was more powerful and had more air left in him. I’m now wondering where all those MAB’s pre-fight statements are, at this point. He talked so much about the Pac avoiding him for 4 years but he seemed to have not initiated attacks since round 1. I think he was just forced to be in the ring because of constant ribbing that he got from critics and the urging of his countrymen.

ROUND 10: MAB was clearly outclassed in this round. His dirty tactics were used more times in this round than the previous making me believe that he’s desperate. Clearly this is not the fight he declared to be personal and a revenge. He is as Morales said he will be, “A sissy who will be running away”. Clearly, I am disappointed. I was hoping that MAB will win via KO and Pac will be crying for a rematch.

ROUND 11: Good exchanges that almost knocked Barrera. MAB probably realized that he was losing so he became dirtier than ever. He punched Pac after the ref stopped them and that had the PAC hurting in the ringside. A point deduction was called on MAB. Thereafter, the ref was heard telling the fighters, “Clean fight. Clean fight!”. To me, it meant, “Keep it clean, Barerra”. It was really disgusting. That is no way for a champ, a legend at that, to behave. I could have called it an adrenaline induced accident but in the light of his tactics in the previous rounds, I’d say it was intentional. As a fighter, I know that pugilists react at a hint of an opportunity. It was dirty blood rushing this time.

ROUND 12: The TV commentators said that the MAB was holding out, waiting for that counter attack opportunity that will knock the Pac. I don’t think he can. Any fighter can be dropped by a sucker punch but the Pac can’t be downed by a single Barrera punch while in battle. The final round came to an end without fireworks.

Winner: The Pac via unanimous decision.



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PACQUIAO vs BARERRA 2: round by round commentary


Nope, I didn't think this bout will be as good as the Morales- Pacquiao bouts so I didn't order a Pay per view. The delayed telecast has just ended and it's time for me to go to church.

Pacquiao won by a unanimous decision and I will be uploading a round by round commentary after dinner, tonight.

For the meantime, here's a news report.

UPDATE: ROUND BY ROUND COMMENTARY


Vamos a ver!

10.06.2007

STOP THE KILLINGS IN BURMA: BECAUSE THE FLESH IS WEAKER THAN THE FAL

As posted a couple of days ago, the flesh is no match against the 7.62mm ammunition of the soldiers' rifles. This blog, being a citizen of the world joins the appeal to stop the killings.

Stone's and insults are no match against the tanks and automatic rifles. They were never meant to be.



RAINS, COLDS, FLU, EXERCISE, DIET & VITAMINS

These rains are creating havoc in my system. It threatens to bring coughing bouts, cold and worse, influenza to my staff. And since most of us here have not taken flu vaccine shots this year, we have to take extra caution to avoid these inconveniences. It’s a good thing that I have a set of garden of life in the office. In addition to proper diet, a good set of supplements would be a big help.

10.05.2007

Nintendo Wii Video Games

If you are looking for the latest Nintendo Wii Video Games, Shopping.com has it all. From Mario Strikers to Mario Party, Big Brain Academy, GT Pro Series, Raving Rabids and many more. Just name it, they surely have it. The site is very easy to use due to the multiple search options that it has. A buyer may shop for games based on the price levels, use of the search button or by directly browsing the site.

What sets this site above the competition is its function that allows the shopper to compare prices of games and decide which dealer to buy from. What a wonderful site!