Sunday, September 23, 2012

PH was better during Martial Law?

Do not crucify the son for the sins of the father.

But when the son aligns himself with head of states like Iran's Achmadenajad and Japan's Shinz┼Ź Abe, we move forward and leave the son along the dust bins of history.

Achmadenajad publicly denies that the Holocaust happened while Abe proclaims that the comfort women and killings in the Philippines were mere propaganda concocted by enemies of Japan.

Bongbong Marcos has from time to time did the same thing about Martial Law. He cannot deny it now because of lot of people who were present at that time are still here but from time to time, he would try to justify it. The Philippines was better under Martial law? Is that why a US court  ordered that money from the Marcos estate be distributed to some 10,000 victims of human rights abuses under the Marcos watch?

Bongbong, if you are like your father, you probably deserve to be forgotten like that Iranian and Japanese mentioned above.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Privacy Vs. Peace & Order and National Security

At the Philippine Daily Inquirer today, one headline says:

"Cops may tap Skype conversations, e-mails under new cybercrime law"

It says that under the recently signed "Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012", it only requires a court order, cops may be able to tap into everyone's online activities.

I believe that in instances where privacy gets into conflict with crime prevention and protection of national security, the individual has to take a back seat. However, the danger of this law being abused by people out to harm others remain very high. At the Manila Police District for instance, a radio reports that a good number of cases are filed against cops every month. 

I therefore propose that a special court be created specifically to handle cyber crime. That way, only a select few will be able to decide this matters. People will also be able to closely scrutinize their decisions.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rock N' Roll!!

I didn’t know that rock stars, most specifically drummers, had roc n soc throne height adjustment problem. All I knew is that they had a small wooden stool and an expensive drum set in a small space where they beat the drums in heavy metal rhythms and get paid a lot.

Oh yeah, there’s the groupies too! Little do I know that there is a lot of science that goes with rock music.

Irresponsible Use of the Press

For the past few weeks, my disgust for Karen Davila’s below par approach to journalism which is reinforced by her bald partner had risen to great heights. This disgust also includes Gerry Baja and Anthony Taberna, who sounds like paid mercenaries to my ear. Davila often comes to work unprepared and start blabbering into the microphone. This is always reinforced by that bald fatso and very unfortunately, their sermons reach millions of innocent listeners. Taberna and Baja on the other hand, tried to squeeze juice from that old and very retired catholic bishop Oscar Cruz in order to implicate USEC Rico Puno to all the illegalities that plague the Philippine society. Even if Oscar Cruz said almost nothing, Taberna and Baja used his silence to further drown Puno in a sea of malicious speculations. The very old and retired Oscar Cruz, of course, also tried to insinuate something against Puno. At the senate hearing however, Bishop Cruz,in so many words, admitted that he didn’t have a single evidence and only had something like hearsay. Jesus Christ, destroy a man based on hearsay? Davila, Kalbo, Taberna, Baja and BISHOP OSCAR CRUZ, You rank very lowly in my book. Bishop Cruz, I commend you to hell. Since you will probably die before me, I will see you when I get there and I will tell you this; “All those Godly pronouncements, and still I find you here!”

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wipe Your Hard Drives

Being a person concerned with privacy, I try to wipe my hard drive of sensitive business files that I no longer need. People who doesn’t need to should not be able to access it. I just remembered Hayden after reading about a similar video scandal in Taiwan. The two guys had very personal and somewhat naughty videos in their laptops that somehow landed in the hands of people that they do not want to have anything to do with those files.

The result is history. Dr. Hayden is no longer authorized to practice medicine and there will probably be a jail term for the Taiwanese dude.

Street Parking Attendants in Makati?

I don’t understand why the City of Makati, with billions of surpluses annually, still collects parking street fees. If one will count the number of pay parking collectors in every street, compared to the number of vehicles parked, I don’t think the income makes a substantial contribution to the city’s income. I also think that the ticket attendant are mostly useless and doesn’t do any service to the city beyond the fee collections…. To be continued.


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