Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hungry Kid?..Pray for it

Two Unrelated News Items...that need no comment..

"Despite its predominance as an agricultural country, research shows that Indonesia holds the dubious title as the country with the highest levels of malnutrition in Southeast Asia.

National research on Indonesian basic health, or Riskesdas, released at the end of 2008, revealed that one out of five children aged under five were underweight and nearly 37 percent of children experienced stunted growth."


The East Java provincial government has decided to provide free healthcare to clerics who run Islamic boarding schools across the province, Deputy Governor Saifullah Yusuf said Saturday.

Quoted by Antara state news agency, he said the initiative would help prevent clerics from suffering serious illnesses.


The country of Haiti is suffering after an earthquake of devastating proportions and we are, as so often is the case witnessing the very worst and very best of human behaviour.

It is always curious to see at times like these, the very people crying out for the downfall of the USA and the “West” in general now screaming out to for the USA to please help. The USA being what she is, of course answers the call again providing the lion's share of aid and support.

One cannot but think what kind of sad world we would live in if we had to
rely on the likes of China, the Middle East and South America for humanitarian aid.

As for the carping, mindless USA/West criticism from the morally moribund left, the Stump looks forward to the day when the USA sends the bill for the Aid to the EU and UN. After all, didn’t we decide that unilateral action by a super power was a sin beyond redemption.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Sorry the Stump has been indisposed of late but we have some big wins and a few small loses but overall in front. Posting will be few n far between over the next few weeks as we scuttle off to the sunburnt country for a bit of R&R after a hectic Christmas and New Year working.
Meanwhile a few of highlights that have made us laugh, cry and shake our heads.

• The outstanding performance of Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati when questioned by the terminally ignorant. Never has one person displayed such accurate feelings of contempt and distain for the parasites that have nerve to suggest they represent the people in Indonesia. Oh if only she ran for President!

• Islam took another set of body blows with a bunch of ignorant cavemen claiming the sole right to use the word Allah in Malaysia and burning churches to boot. Considering the word is primarily used by Christians in Malaysian “Borneo”, perhaps these knuckle heads should be a bit more polite considering they are only late comer guests.

• Meanwhile yet another self proclaimed representative of Allah and cleric declared it wasn’t him that raped a 15 year old girl but his pet genie!

• The UN confessed that “THE peak UN body on climate change has been dealt another humiliating blow to its credibility after it was revealed a central claim of one of its benchmark reports - that most of the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 because of global warming - was based on a "speculative" claim by an obscure Indian scientist”…. “Mr Hasnain, who was then the chairman of the International Commission on Snow and Ice's working group on Himalayan glaciology, has since admitted that the claim was "speculation" and was not supported by any formal research.”

Have fun and see you soon...