The Truth About Money: Money as Debt

Do you ever wonder where is your money comes from? Do you know that when you make a loan from a bank, the money is not drawn from their deposits vault, but is created out of nothing? Do you know that money is not represents value these days but it represents debt? (sounds confusing, isn’t it?) And what is money actually?

You can find the answers by watching these videos. (There are 5 parts of the videos, I put the 1st part only. You can find the rest at the related videos.)

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They breed, We bleed

It was 4 hours meeting and as a result, the fuel price skyrocketed to RM2.70 per liter. The evening news made a huge massive of traffic as people rushed to petrol station, get their tank filled. I was sleeping when the news is announced until a friend (zul oxford) called just to tell me the news.

So they say the hike is due to the increasing oil price in the global market, the government can no longer continue to subsidise fuel, petronas have to use their money to explore more oil and so many other reasons to fit the equation.

I find it difficult to process when Pak Lah says the decision to increase the fuel price is made by the best interest of all people and can be considered a win-win situation. I was like…”Are u kidding me Pak Lah? You can’t be serious”. What do you mean by win-win situation? I don’t see we the people win at all. =(

One thing that really frustrated me is that they keep comparing our fuel price with our neighbor’s. I think this is the biggest problem with our leader. They try to find excuses by comparing our problems with other countries which is always ‘a comparison between apples and oranges’.

We are the one who suffer and it seems that they just couldn’t care less…as the title goes, ‘they breed…we bleed’

50 Interesting Facts

1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”.

6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

11. Dalmatians are born without spots.

12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

13. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings).

14. Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.

15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.

16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.

17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.

18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

21. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.

23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.

25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.

26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.

27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.

28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.

29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.

33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.

36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.

37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.

38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it
is smiling).

39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”

40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.

41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

42. The average person laughs 13 times a day.

43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.

49. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

50. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

Exam

It’s been a while…not that i’m busy but i just don’t feel like writing. Got six drafts but none of them posted. I decided to change the theme since i feel that the last one (1st one actually) is tiring to read. I guess because the  colour of the background is black and the text size was small. I just hope I can keep posting whatever the topic maybe.

It’s an exam week. I feel sorry for one of my housemate…he is the only one who undergrad student in the house. Other peoples are working and I am postgrad student. I only have one exam. It was research methodology in chemistry subject and the final exam don’t need so much ‘brain’ as compared to others. As I’m writing this post, he was studying for tomorrow exam and once he said “jiwa aku rase nak memberontak, tak dapat nak study. tapi kalau tak study tak boleh plak”. Poor him.

I missed the feeling when all the final exams are finished. It was so great…can’t be described with words. The gloomy day suddenly turns really bright as everyone is smiling. No tension, no messy notes, no past year question papers, no need to memorize…there is just happiness.

Good luck with your exams.

Dragon Ball Melayu?

The video is bloody brilliant if I have to say. Watched it so many times and and I just can’t help but laugh. Looking at their faces is as funny as they fight for a locker-one of favourite youtube video of all time.

10 000 B.C. – Review

10 000 B.C.

Watched this movie a day before election day. I must say this is not my favorite. I knew it since the beginning of the movie. It’s like there is an instinct that tells I’m not gonna like it. So, this is the movie analysis.

What I like about the movie:

  1. The appearance of the mammoth, the beaked jungle beast, the vultures and the sabre toothed tiger are impressive. Nicely done.
  2. The sceneries are beautiful – white mountain, desert, green jungle, river and the construction site of the pyramid. Spectacular.
  3. The actress. Played by Camille Belle, girl with blue eyes. Motivates me all the way through the movie.

What I don’t like:

  1. The human. The silliness of their costume makes people in the cinema laughing. Funny part.
  2. The Yagahl tribe that speak English.
  3. Evolet (actress) brought back to life after being killed by the bad guy at the end of the story.

Overall, I think they can do better with the movie especially about the human. It lets me down. The biggest challenge is to imagine the culture, language or in other words how we look like 10 000 BC. =p

Is the grass truly greener on the other side?

grass1

It is often that we comparing ourselves with others. People are never satisfied with their own situation; they always think others have it better. And that includes me…I just see what I want in others, not me.

I think we all know it and therefore I leave you people with one age old question…is the grass truly greener on the other side?
grass2

Got this from a website and written “This picture was drawn by Erika Aoyama on January 18, 2003”. I think this picture explains everything. A picture’s worth a thousand words after all.