Thursday, May 11, 2017

Why Do North Koreans Hate USA? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War.

“WHY DO THEY hate USA.?”

It’s a question that has bewildered Americans again and again in the wake of 9/11, in reference to the Arab and Muslim worlds. These days, however, it’s a question increasingly asked about the reclusive North Koreans.
Photo: Keystone/Getty Images via The Intercept
Let’s be clear: There is no doubt that the citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea both fear and loathe the United States. Paranoia, resentment, and a crude anti-Americanism have been nurtured inside the Hermit Kingdom for decades. Children are taught to hate Americans in school while adults mark a “Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month” every year (it’s in June, in case you were wondering).

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Opinion: Sorry President Widodo, GDP rankings are economists’ equivalent of fake news

‘GDP is an attempt to emulate the corporate world by putting money numbers on performance but... with GDP you get no equivalents of the corporate balance sheet or profit and loss account and no notes to the accounts’


‘GDP is an attempt to emulate the corporate world by putting money numbers on performance but... with GDP you get no equivalents of the corporate balance sheet or profit and loss account and no notes to the accounts’

Third in the world, is it? What world is that?

Within Asia alone I count 13 countries with higher reported economic growth rates than Indonesia’s latest 5.02 per cent.

They are India (7.5), Laos (7.4), Myanmar (7.3), Cambodia (7.2), Bangladesh (7.1), Philippines (6.9), China (6.7) Vietnam (6.2), Pakistan (5.7), Mongolia (5.5), Palau (5.5), Timor-Leste (5.5) and Papua New Guinea (5.4).

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Indonesia’s economic growth is the third in the world. What world is that?

‘GDP is an attempt to emulate the corporate world by putting money numbers on performance but... with GDP you get no equivalents of the corporate balance sheet or profit and loss account and no notes to the accounts’


‘GDP is an attempt to emulate the corporate world by putting money numbers on performance but... with GDP you get no equivalents of the corporate balance sheet or profit and loss account and no notes to the accounts’

Third in the world, is it? What world is that?

Within Asia alone I count 13 countries with higher reported economic growth rates than Indonesia’s latest 5.02 per cent.

They are India (7.5), Laos (7.4), Myanmar (7.3), Cambodia (7.2), Bangladesh (7.1), Philippines (6.9), China (6.7) Vietnam (6.2), Pakistan (5.7), Mongolia (5.5), Palau (5.5), Timor-Leste (5.5) and Papua New Guinea (5.4).


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thousands of homes flooded in Jakarta





Jakarta is hit by flooding to some degree every year during tropical Indonesia’s months-long rainy season, with the city’s numerous riverside communities worst affected.

Monday, February 06, 2017

The real reason many poor people in Jakarta do not choose Ahok in the gubernatorial election



The poor people in the north coast of Jakarta were evicted and relocated very far from the location of their job as fishermen. Those fishermen are complaining that they were housed in a low-cost apartment but four hours to the port.


Dharma Diani, resident of Kampung Akuarium. Photo: Irwin Fedriansyah via smh.com.au

They are being taken on a tour that Dharma Diani grimly calls "rubble tourism".

Friday, February 03, 2017

Yudhoyono says he may have been illegally wiretapped


Why Ahok alias Basuki Tjahya Purnama alias Basuki Indra or whose real name is Zhang Wan Xie very ambitious to become governor of Jakarta with a variety of propaganda? Perhaps because of this. The job of governor of the capital can lead to higher office. Joko Widodo was Jakarta governor before making his successful bid for the presidency.


A former Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said on Wednesday he believed his telephone may have recently been illegally tapped by government agencies and he had sought an explanation from his successor, President Joko Widodo.

Ex-President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim-Majority Countries in 2015


Council of Foreign Relations resident skeptic Micah Zenko recently tallied up how many bombs the United States has dropped on other countries and the results are as depressing as one would think. Zenko figured that since Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. has dropped around 23,144 bombs on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, all countries that are majority Muslim.

The chart, provided by the generally pro-State Department think tank, puts in stark terms how much destruction the U.S. has leveled on other countries. Whether or not one thinks such bombing is justified, it's a blunt illustration of how much raw damage the United States inflicts on the Muslim world:


Sources: Estimate based upon Combined Forces Air Component Commander 2010-2015 Airpower Statistics; Information requested from CJTF-Operation Inherent Resolve Public Affairs Office, January 7, 2016; New America Foundation (NAF); Long War Journal (LWJ); The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ).

It does not appear to be working either. Despite the fact that the U.S. dropped 947 bombs in Afghanistan in 2015, a recent analysis in Foreign Policy magazine found that the Taliban control more territory in Afghanistan than at any point since 2001. The U.S. has entered its 16th year of war in Afghanistan despite several promises by the Obama administration to withdraw. In October of last year, President Obama reversed his position and decided to keep American troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2017.

The last four U.S. presidents have bombed Iraq, and that includes the current one since airstrikes were launched on Aug. 7, 2014. The war against ISIS was originally framed as a "limited," "humanitarian" intervention. Since then, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has insisted it will be a "30-year war" and the White House has spoken vaguely of a "long-term effort" in both Iraq and Syria.

Another red flag Zenko noted was the complete lack of civilian deaths being tallied as a result of those 23,144 bombs.

Remarkably, they also claim that alongside the 25,000 fighters killed, only 6 civilians have “likely” been killed in the seventeen-month air campaign. At the same time, officials admit that the size of the group has remained wholly unchanged. In 2014, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimated the size of the Islamic State to be between 20,000 and 31,000 fighters, while on Wednesday, Warren again repeated the 30,000 estimate. To summarize the anti-Islamic State bombing calculus: 30,000 – 25,000 = 30,000.

So after more than 20,000 bombs, the U.S. Defense Department only cops to the deaths of six civilians. This is a position largely accepted by the media, which rarely asks who is actually being extinguished by the airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

In October, 30 civilians died after the U.S. bombed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The incident is still being investigated, but it has already been revealed that many elements of the original story were either false or deliberately misleading.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Imperial Anthem of Iran






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Sorude Parcam

Ey parcame xoršide Irân
Partow afkan be ruye in jahân
Yâd âvar az ân ruzegâri
Kâsud az barqe tiqat har karân
Dar sâye at jân mifešânim
Az došmanân jân misetânim
Mâ vârese molke kiyânim
Hamiše xâhim vatan râ az del o jân.


Sorude Melli

Budim o hastim peyrove haq
Joz haq hargez naxâhim az jahân
Bâ šahparasti mamlekat râ
Dârim az daste došman dar amân
Mâ peyrove kerdâre nikim
Rowšandel az pendâre nikim
Raxšande az goftâre nikim
Šod zin fazâ'el bolandâvâze Irân.


Sorude Šâhanšâhe

Šâhanšâhe mâ zende bâdâ
Pâyad kešvar be faraš jâvedân
Kaz Pahlavi šod molke Irân
Sad rah behtar ze ahde bâsetân
Az došmanân budi parišân
Dar sâye aš âsude Irân
Irâniyân peyvaste šâdân
Hamvâre Yazdân bovad urâ negahbân.


Translation in English

Flag anthem:

Oh, Sun that shines on Iran's banner,
Shed upon each nation rays strong and fair.
Those days keep in our recollection
When thy flashing sword brought peace everywhere.
We give our lives in thy shade benign,
And take the lives of each enemy.
We are the heirs of Kianis' line;
Oh, beloved land, ever wholly thine are we.


National anthem:

Of Right we've been and still are champions.
What is right is all we ever demand.
Through worship of the King, we ever
From the enemy will guard this our land.
"Good Deeds" the first virtue of our call,
"Good Thoughts" the light our hearts and minds to guide,
And through "Good Speech" shining, one and all,
This is Iran's fame that will echo far and wide.


Imperial anthem:

1. Long live our King of Kings,
And may his glory make immortal our land
For Pahlavi improved Iran,
A hundredfold from where it once used to stand.
Though once beset by the foemen's rage,
Now it has peace in his keeping sure.
We of Iran, rejoice in every age,
Oh, may God protect him both now and evermore.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Spanish police smash Chinese immigration ring, they have arrested 57 people

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Spanish police said Saturday they had smashed a major ring allegedly providing Chinese nationals living illegally in the country with fake contracts as domestic staff so they could get residency permits.

 The arrests took place in Barcelona, Valencia, San Sebastian and Las Palmas, one of the Canary Islands.

Police arrested 57 people across the country as part of the operation, including a Chinese couple suspected of running the ring, police said in a statement.

The police say the Chinese lived illegally in Spain, working in the textile industry in Barcelona.

Chinese nationals illegally living in Spain reportedly paid the ring €8,000 ($8,960; £6,820) each to obtain fake contracts as domestic workers.

In return they were given residency permits.

The ring allegedly paid employers, usually hotels in Lanzarote, 1,500-2,000 euros for each fake work contract they provided a Chinese national.

A police spokeswoman could not say how many Chinese nationals obtained residency permits through the scheme, saying only that the ring was "very important".

Just under 200,000 Chinese nationals legally live in Spain, making the Chinese immigrant population the fourth largest foreign community in the country, according to national statistics institute INE.

The ringleaders, a Chinese couple, allegedly paid employers between €1,500 and €2,000 for the contracts.

Most of the employers allegedly involved are linked to the hotel trade in Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands.

Chinese immigrants are the fifth biggest foreign community in Spain with almost 170,000 people as of 2015, according to the National Statistics Institute.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Indonesian energy minister sacked for holding dual citizenship

This is the case embarrassing for Indonesia. One minister only served for 20 days.

President Joko Widodo looked so proud to have been appointed Arcandra as energy minister in late July during the second cabinet reshuffle.

Shortly thereafter, the president was forced to fire him. It happened because of the inaccuracy of government or there may be some element of intent.


Arcandra Tahar, who became minister of energy and mineral resources last month, was sacked following a dispute over his citizenship.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Why USA Destroyed Libya?

United States and its allies are the new colonizers in Africa. They had to destroy the richest countries in Africa, Libya.

A school bombed by NATO forces in August 2011
Don DeBar, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama ordered a new bombing campaign in Libya.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pipe containing methamphetamine comes from China Into Indonesia

The National Anti Narcotics Agency (BNN: Badan Narkotika Nasional) has revealed that nine pieces of steel pipe with methamphetamine concealed inside, were recovered from a house in Penjaringan village, North Jakarta, and originally came from Guangzhou, China.

Photo via BeritaKepo.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

Uighur Man Gets 7-Year Jail Term for Watching Movie on Muslim Migration

Thursday, May 9, 2016


RFA - Radio Free Asia
An ethnic Uighur Muslim has been sentenced to seven years in prison for watching a film on Muslim migration with his family which was deemed “sensitive” by Chinese authorities.

According to Radio Free Asia, officials claimed the man, identified as Eli Yasin, a resident of Chaghraq township in Aksu prefecture, had watched a film on Muslim migration and was possibly “planning to go abroad ‘to wage jihad.'” Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic minority, are the majority population in Xinjiang and have long complained of discrimination and marginalization by the Chinese state.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Hell's Highway in Indonesia: the world's worst traffic jam... named BREXIT - 18 have died on same stretch of road

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said on his facebook's fanpage, "This highway (toll road) will reduce traffic jams, shorten travel time and speed up the flow of goods, so that eventually the economy moving. For my brother who will be going home during Eid, a trip to the hometown will be faster through this highway." (June 16, 2016)



In fact, there was Hell's highway or 'Horror' traffic jam. Eighteen motorists and passengers die in three days after getting caught in gridlock at Indonesian junction... named BREXIT 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

EgyptAir flight crashes in Mediterranean with 66 on board

Thursday, 19 May 2016

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is thought to have crashed into the sea with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board - including one British national.

Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11.09pm (CEST) before vanishing.

The airline said the plane lost contact with radar at 2.45am Cairo time (1.45am BST). Its final contact with air control was 10 minutes earlier.

At that stage the Airbus A320, which was 13 years old, was about three hours and 40 minutes into the four-hour journey and flying at 37,000ft.