#1MDB – Its the system stupid!


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If you’ve not heard of 1MDB, you should discontinue reading…as you’re in a different world where everything is fine in there, but you’re surely missing something.

All the hype about the 1MDB heist was centered around two rogues:

  1. Najib Razak – The stupid ex-prime minister of Malaysia
  2. Jho Low – Thief.

What was revealed in the Billion Dollar Whale is that Najib Razak was duped by Jho Low and that’s the simple line to sum up the whole dramatic, but surely complicating (?) fraud worth billions of dollars.

I’m not going to delve into the details of the scam because you can read all that at The Financial Times, WSJ, Sarawak Report etc., etc., etc.

Its all about the money. Can you think of anything else in this world that isn’t?

Haa…I can see your eyes looking upwards with a …Hmmm?

You can stop wandering/wondering.

Everything is all about that damned (fiat) money.

“So you think that money is the root of all evil? […] Have you ever asked what is the root of money?

~ Ayn Rand

This is the whole point.

Who controls and issue them toilet papers?

If you don’t know, you should also discontinue reading, because you’re enjoying your life with the money in your bank account and you care a hoot about anything else.

Back to the 1MDB story and its all about the money and the thieves.

I for one wouldn’t put all the blame on the two rogues as I see them as players in this game of theft. Surely you don’t think these two thieves are so smart to pull off this greatest heist on Earth all by themselves? Quite on the contrary. its their stupidity (not knowing who their big bosses are) that this epic scam got blown off to pieces.

You see, its about money and no one but the ‘controllers’ decide everything in the money game. No, not Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings or Queens.

The financial system was designed, created and operated by them ‘controllers’, who also created, issue and distribute the toilet paper around the globe (hate that word).

Lloyd Blankfein Was the Unidentified Goldman Executive Present at 2009 1MDB Meeting

Gathering laid the groundwork for lucrative Malaysia deals
Meeting involved former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak

The meeting offered Blankfein a chance to speak with Najib in his first year as prime minister, and Najib’s visit to New York included meetings with other business leaders and U.S. investors. A month after the gathering, Malaysia’s securities commission announced that Goldman Sachs would set up fund management and corporate finance advisory operations in the nation.

The financial system is operated by the controller’s agents and brokers as facilitators and gatekeepers, and nothing moves without their ‘guidance’, add-vices and approvals, especially when you’re talking about billions of toilet papers. They must have a big slice of the loot…of course.

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“Western professionals “under the guise” of bankers, offshore incorporators, media specialists, investors, and others are helping corrupt individuals “get their money from the scene of the crime, funnel it through the offshore system, and into developed economies.” – Rewcastle Brown

And the thingy about the controllers, they throw the thieves under the bus when they don’t need them anymore.

Can’t say I pity them thieves.

Like I always say – Its the system stupid!

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Ciggie – Ziggy Stardust


Governments are perplexed on the tobacco issue. To tax (more) or not to.

A catch 22 situation.

Health minister says govt can’t afford to raise ciggie prices

File photo of cigarettes seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany

Cigarettes are seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany, in this April 30, 2014 file photograph. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle /Files

“If we raise the cigarette prices until it is not affordable to the B40 group, then they will turn to the cheaper illicit cigarettes that will expose them to a series of non-communicable diseases (NDC): chronic pulmonary disease, chronic cardiovascular disease, lung cancer. – Malay Mail 

Reading the above report will transform you into a mental inmate. The bozos in the corridors of power are actually the inmates running the institution.

The dough-nuts are primarily cracking their heads on the dough like a mad-dog chasing its tail.

Dzulkefly said that currently the cost to treat the three top NDC related to smoking is RM2.29 billion, adding that the government subsidises 67.5 per cent of the treatment cost with 32.5 per cent paid by the patient.

The treatment cost is 0.7 per cent of the nation’s GDP, he said.

Its got nothing to do with the well-being of the people. Its about the dough they have to cough up on so called health-care, if the figures are at all correct let alone true.

More importantly how much money goes into their pockets.

By being greedy they have a problem – they’re playing into the highly competitive black-markets’ hands.

So?

So where were the spiders
While the fly tried to break our balls?
With just the beer light to guide us
So we bitched about his fans
And should we crush his sweet hands?
Oh

Mm-hmm

Ziggy played for time
Jiving us that we were voodoo
The kids were just crass
He was the nazz
With God-given ass
He took it all too far
But, boy, could he play guitar

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…of smoking, haze, emissions and Health.

Manage Your Data and Stay Healthy and Wise


So You Want To Be Healthy?

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No. I don’t tell you what to eat or exercise to be healthy.

I don’t know what is good or bad for you.

What I’d say here is somewhat radical and which escapes most people…its all about data.

What has data got to do with health?

A lot, let me tell you:

Primo: Most if not all people are now in a state of confusion due to data overload. The outcome is confusion. Why? Mismanagement of data. So manage it! How? If I have to tell you, then you should stay off-line. Data is the foundation of AI and definitely for us (humans) too, and its all about managing it as in (IT)?

Secundo: Everybody is very hyped about their HEALTH nowadays and is in a frenzy-rush into dieting. Good data about this is in abundance on-line. Again the word “data“. Manage it! Remember – we are all differently built and configured and that old adage “One man’s meat is another’s poison” is still good advice. You should know your own body better than any doctor or health-freak-specialist. If you don’t know that. That’s the reason you’re unhealthy and you should be sick by now.

Trio: Have a good fulfilling life while enjoying your food…and manage them data (of course)

Bon appétit

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The Malaysian Prime Minister speaking the truth.


“You cannot teach someone anything who is incapable of actually listening objectively to anything no less understand the actual political system in which we live.” ~ Martin Armstrong

His Honorable Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad – Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The speech was a serious one and it was as serious as it could be.The PM wasn’t joking and it wasn’t funny.

The audience laughed and clapped their hands.

WHY?

People have been dumbed-down by lies all their lives that they don’t know the truth when they hear it.

Now…that’s funny!

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…of smoking, haze, emissions and Health.


Never has the world been more concern about human’s health than in this new millennium. With the advent of the Internet, people have awaken (no thanks to governments) to the health hazards in their intake of food and drinks, air pollution and the environment as a whole.

We can see the hospitals are overcrowded and the long waiting-list at the clinics surely is alarming. Health freaks are mushrooming in numbers and the parks are full of joggers and walkers who think that exercise alone will optimize their well-being. Foodies have turned vegetarians and worse – vegans. Its a fast growing cult. Running a gym is now a viable profitable business.

Is that all it takes to be healthy?

Surely not.

Can one remain healthy with pollution in the air, rivers, and seas? These are global issues and this’ where the governments come in.

I am not going to delve with these issues especially when the hyped Global Warming and Climate Change are a big farce. Nuff said.

Let’s look at Malaysia now as the (new) government is geared on a national no-smoking campaign.

No smoking at open-air eateries

The ministry is pushing to gazette all open-air restaurants as no-smoking areas, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. [The Star]

 

Lol! This’ rather humorous:

MP among 8 issued compound after smoking ban takes effect in Parliament

An MP was among eight people who received a compound notice for smoking in the Parliament building, says the Health Ministry.

The fine was given out to the offenders after the Ministry sent out enforcers to check on smoking hot spots in Parliament on Monday (Oct 15)  after the smoking ban took effect in Parliament. [The Star]

Yes, I smoke and yes I know about the related health issues, but I practice good social etiquette when I do it and I surely respect the rights of non-smokers and so I smoke in the open air, far… far from the health-freaks mostly to avoid their patronizing holier-healthier-than-thou attitudes and their cringed faces .

Long before the fake news hype, the people have been engulfed by fake-science. Tobacco has taken a beating by the so called passive smoking and the second-hand smoke myth.

Tobacco – Smokin’ the Propaganda

“When we connect the dots through medicine, science, history, psychology and sociology, the truth emerges plain as day: the all-out global propaganda campaign against tobacco is part of the same push for ‘full-spectrum dominance’ over humanity in all other spheres. The targets and victims of the fake ‘War on Terror’ are the same targets of the war against tobacco. We are expected to believe that our wonderful ‘leaders’ encourage us to eat poisonous GMO food yet are oh, so concerned about the alleged health effects from smoking? Give us a break!” – PTM

If the governments are serious, truthful and sincere about the hazards and dangers of smoking, then they should totally ban it, instead of making a daily big fuss and continuing with money wasting non-stop campaigns.

A young woman smoking cigarette inside.

Why not ban tobacco? I will not answer what the governments won’t.

There is a more serious and dangerous human activity, which the governments are not (adequately) addressing – vehicle emissions.

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Read here for Car Emissions For Testing Facts

Some governments do take it seriously and have taken actions against car manufacturers like Volkswagen and Audi, and even arrested a CEO.

VW’s Audi Unit Settles Munich Diesel Probe for $926 Million

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit agreed to pay an 800 million-euro ($926 million) fine for its role in the diesel-cheating scandal that has disrupted the car industry for more than three years and landed Audi’s longtime leader in jail. – Bloomberg

 

The problem in Malaysia is that smoking as a health issue is under the purview of the Ministry of Health. They aren’t bothered about emission issues because that comes under the purview of the Ministry of Transport. These two ministries are using separate and different algorithms in dealing with two (unrelated) things – tobacco and vehicles.

Hence, vehicle emission is never a health issue rather than a traffic nuisance and therefore car-owners (most are health-freaks too) do not see and care about the hazardous smoke their shining Bimmers, Mercks and SUVs billow into the atmosphere. At the same time these same hypocrites join in the anti-smoking campaign with vigor like their lives depended on it.

Then there is this haze thingy…well, this is a foreign diplomatic issue and a sensitive one at that.

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What about them thick black smoke from refineries and factories…?

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Sigh!

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Malaysia Post GE14 Wreckage and The Only Way Out


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On the night of May 09 2018the earth moved and Malaysia is never to be the same. Malaysians have never seen such an event and were overwhelmed with joy. Two weeks have gone by and we are now faced with the rubbles and garbage underneath the mangled wreckage of the rotten past administration’s ship.

The clean up action by the new government begun almost immediately the next day. It started with assessing the damage and reports of the various parts of the government machinery came in one by one. The list is long and even Santa Claus shook his head in disbelief when compared to his annual Christmas present delivery list.

Simply put, the country was robbed of its assets and finances, and are now literally broke and left with a humongous amount of debt, which is impossible to ever be repaid… anytime.

The new government swiftly put together a couple of think tank groupscomprising of the nation’s crème de la crème to help and advice on how to lift the country out of its predicament.

Council of Elders

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Please allow me to give my two-cent opinion.

Its the system stupid.

Malaysia inherited a filthy rotten system from her colonial masters in her pursuance of “independence” 61 years ago and without much thinking (then and even now) accepted it as the only way to be independent, to build and run a nation. After all the leaders then had nothing, zilch to go by and didn’t know any better (how to run a country/company). The rest as they say is history.

May 09 2018, 61 years later we’re left in a worse position than when we were colonized. The freedom we were shouting and dreaming of was just that – a dream. It is in fact a nightmare.

There is only ONE way to get out of this nightmare.

No. Repairs and tweaking won’t work. Trust me.

How do you mend a broken flimsy system which was designed to break?

We must reset and boot into a completely NEW system, which has never been done before and (I know) which will cringe even the best political science professors, economists, and politicians. YES they will faint.

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What caused the disaster?

Everybody shouted “CORRUPTION!”.

They are going after the corrupt ex PM and his forty thieves. Rightly so!

Will that solve the problem?

No. How about a revolution? Definitely a no no. Its a vicious cycle.

Corruption is the symptom. The disease is called “Centralization” and the only treatment is de-centralization

How?

Technological Change

Have you heard of Blockchain?

What is blockchain?

How Blockchain Technology is Changing the World

Now though, perhaps more than ever before, the future is clouded in uncertainty. No one really knows what the world will truly look like in ten, twenty, fifty years. Unfortunately, this often leads a lot of people to believe it will be fraught with distrust, turmoil and maybe even a bit of madness.

As our world evolves, so do the breakthroughs that help meet those fears head on. And with technologies like the blockchain reconfiguring the way we interact with one another, the future may well be a very bright place.

You don’t have to play by the rules of the corrupt politicians, manipulative media, and brainwashed peers.

See…I told you people will cringe!

If you’ve been following the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency developments and news you’ll find that ALL the governments and banksters in the world are against it and for a good reason. Behind/underneath Bitcoin is Blockchain, which will decentralize every Federal government and the dreaded Central Banks.

I will not drag this essay into the nitty-gritties of this technology and leave you to read and research it…and perhaps will see that it is the ONLY way forward.

On a final note I suggest you also find and learn more about Quantum Computing, which, believe me will change the world as you know it.

Will the new government Pakatan Harapan be willing?

Mahathir: ‘The machinery of government has been corrupted’

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