Thursday, June 25, 2009

King of Pop Michael Jackson is dead

King of Pop Michael Jackson is dead: report
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By Bob Tourtellotte


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades, died on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times said. He was 50.

"Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times," the newspaper reported on its website.

Jackson had been taken ill at his home and found not breathing by paramedics who rushed him to a hospital, the paper said.

The paper's report followed news of Jackson's death first reported by the TMZ entertainment website, which said that the singer suffered a cardiac arrest. There was no immediate comment from spokespersons for Jackson.

Known as the "King of Pop," for hits that included "Thriller" and "Billie Jean," Jackson's dramatic stage presence and innovative dance moves were imitated by legions of fans around the world.

His one-gloved eccentric style also earned him plenty of critics and another nickname, "Wacko Jacko."

Jackson, who had lived as a virtual recluse since his acquittal in 2005 on charges of child molestation, had been scheduled to launch a comeback tour from London next month.

TMZ said on its website that Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. "We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back," the site said.

Earlier, the Los Angeles Times said the singer had been rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital by fire department paramedics. The newspaper said paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the singer's home before taking him to the UCLA Medical Center hospital.


Jackson had been due to start a series of concerts in London on July 13 running until March 2010. The singer had been rehearsing in the Los Angeles area for the past two months.

The shows for the 50 London concerts sold out within minutes of going on sale in March.

His lifetime record sales tally is believed to be around 750 million, which, added to the 13 Grammy Awards he received, makes him one of the most successful entertainers of all time.

There were concerns about Jackson's health in recent years but the promoters of the London shows, AEG Live, said in March that Jackson had passed a 4-1/2 hour physical examination with independent doctors.

New Yorkers and tourists in the city's Times Square were shocked at the news of Jackson's death.

"I don't know what to say. It's sad, it's really, really sad," said Nicole Smith, an 18-year-old student from Brooklyn, New York, in Times Square. "My mother was a fan. I listened to his music."

"I'm shocked. I thought someone was lying to me when I first heard it. I was a fan from when he was a little boy and then he got weird," said Sue Sheider, 51, a teacher from Long Island.


Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, the seventh of nine children. Five Jackson boys -- Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael -- first performed together at a talent show when Michael was 6. They walked off with first prize and went on to become a best-selling band, The Jackson Five, and then The Jackson 5.

Jackson made his first solo album in 1972, and released "Thriller" in 1982, which became a smash hit that yielded seven top-10 singles. The album sold 21 million copies in the United States and at least 27 million worldwide.

The next year, he unveiled his signature "moonwalk" dance move while performing "Billie Jean" during an NBC special.

In 1994, Jackson married Elvis Presley's only child, Lisa Marie, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1996. Jackson married Debbie Rowe the same year and had two children, before splitting in 1999. The couple never lived together.

Jackson has three children named Prince Michael I, Paris Michael and Prince Michael II, known for his brief public appearance when his father held him over the railing of a hotel balcony, causing widespread criticism.

(Additional Reporting by Jill Serjeant in Los Angeles and Michelle Nichols in New York; Writing by Frances Kerry, Editing by Jackie Frank)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

just how true are these minitoots' pays?

The TOP 30 highest paid politicians in the world are all from Singapore:

1. Elected President SR Nathan - S$3.9 million.

2. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - S$3.8 million.

3. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew - S$3.5 million.

4. Senior Minister Goh Chok Thong - S$3.5 million.

5. Senior Minister Prof Jayakumar - S$3.2 million.

6. DPM & Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng - S$2.9 million.

7. DPM & Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean - $2.9 million

8. Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo - S$2.8 million.

9. National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan - S$2.7 million.

10. PMO Miniser Lim Boon Heng - S$2.7 million.

11. Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang - S$2.7 million.

12. PMO Minister Lim Swee Say - S$2.6 million.

13. Environment Minister & Muslim Affairs Minister Dr Yaccob Ibrahim - S$2.6 million.
14. Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan - S$2.6 million.

15. Finance Minister S Tharman - S$2.6 million.

16. Education Minister & 2nd Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen - S$2.6 million.

17. Community Development Youth and Sports Minister - Dr Vivian Balakrishnan - S$2.5 million.

18. Transport Minister & 2nd Minister for Foreign Affairs Raymond Lim Siang Kiat - S$2.5 million.

19. Law Minister & 2nd Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam - S$2.4 million.

20. Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong - S$2.2 million.

21. PMO Minister Lim Hwee Hwa - S$2.2 million.

22. Acting ICA Minister - Lui Tuck Yew - S$2.0 million.

23 to 30 = Senior Ministers of State and Ministers of State - each getting between S$1.8 million to S$1.5 million.

Note: 1. The above pay does not include MP allowances, pensions and other sources of income such as Directorship, Chairmnship, Advisory, Consultancy, etc to Gov-linked and gov-related organisations or foreign MNCs such as Citigroup, etc.
2. Though it is based on an estimate, the data cannot be far off the official salary scales.
The above was posted in redbeanforum by Green Peas.

many of them do not seem to tally their performances with their obscene pays if the figures are REAL or about close. don't u agree too? or many of us just haven't seen a "big python shits before" or in hokkien : mmh pak kwa keh toa chuar pang sai.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

if only madhatter were in our parleement...

it would be great entertainment. just read how satirical the man could get. yes! even with lau lee.

'I don't see why he would request to see me - I am a nobody,' Mr Mahathir (left) told reporters when pressed further on should there be a request from Mr Lee to see him. -- PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR - FORMER prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he does not see any reason for Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew to meet with him.
He was asked by reporters on the possibility of him meeting Mr Lee , who is in the country for an eight-day visit.

'I don't see why he would request to see me - I am a nobody,' he told reporters when pressed further on should there be a request from Mr Lee to see him.

Dr Mahathir met reporters after launching Sapura Crest Petroleum Bhd's new state-of-the-art Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) called the Typhoon, which is capable of deep-water operations, during the Oil and Gas Asia 2009 Exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre yesterday.

He was also asked to comment on the meeting between Mr Lee and opposition leaders and the advice he gave to them.

'Lee Kuan Yew has a lot of experience. Our politicians know nothing. That is why we have to learn from Singapore. Singapore is a great country, they invest so much money,' he said.

On the third bridge issue, Dr Mahathir said: 'If we give sand, then we can get the bridge.' -- BERNAMA

meiling has opened

the old stall where this famous chicken rice once was....

the $1 laksa which was ran by a pair of fatty brothers....

$1.50 traditional chai tao kuey is back in the new meiling.

wow! it was a good thing that the F4 didn't cause much trouble to obstruct the upgrading of MEILING. she's more beautiful now! airier, brighter and with added vital facilities that include escalators - one UP, one DOWN. she also has a lift for the handicaps.

the new makeover meiling is much friendlier. the only drawback is the prices of hawker food has increased. it isn't really much between 20c to 50c. for example, the wholesome handmade soyabean is now 70c. (b4 50c)

a traditional chai tao kuay is still there and surprisingly keeping the old price unchanged at $1.50 per plate! however, another more delicious and more popular one has increased its to $2.50 with slightly more ingredients.

the super yummy hay mee or prawn noodle is history now. the uncle had died after his wifey left him becos of his romp with a china mei mei. another stall which is missing is the super solid generous portion of LOR MEE which used to sell for $2 with all sort of condiments added in.

sad as it is. the char kuay teow man is no longer in biz. he's now in wheelchair with one leg amputated. his char kuay teow was honest to goodness. At $2, u only get the usual sea hums, but fishcakes, lupcheongs and cai xin.

pui soh, LTS' unofficial gf who's the IPOH HOR FUN is back. again, it's the old format. they only open for biz from thursday onwards. they need 3 days to prepare their stuffs like brewing the solid stock gravy that goes into the kuay teow and stewing the ribs and chicken feet.

suprisingly, the oldest chicken/char siew rice still maintains their honest price of $2 per plate. this one u must try. it's cheap. it's good. the soup is very solid and so is the chilli sauce. the portion serve is quite generous especially if u order the char siew rice. for $2.50, u get the shao rou or roasted pork. the friendly hawker couple also whips up some side dishes which are very economically priced between 30c onwards for things like chup choy or cabbages.

with meiling now upgraded and prettier, bigger happier crowds are back to patronise her.

many other stalls are now waiting to be filled. just can't wait for what other surprises meiling would give.

so F4, eat your heart out!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

something sinister is brewing in parleement soon,4136,203542,00.html?

the shittimes followup story in today's 30 may leeport. it states that KENNETH JEYARATNAM and SYLVIA LIM as 2 or the most prospective opp mp candidate to be probably shuffled in automatically. then there is a pic of STEVE CHIA who could also be another opp mp in parleement.

ok, think again! what is really behind this very very shrewd and cunning motive?

the great super kiasu and kiasee once ranted about "fixing the opposition". why a change of heart now??

think hor.....something's very interesting and not very normal.

this war strategy is called:


it means: rounding up all the very intimidating opp political wannabes and then slaughtered them up all in one swop.

what a brilliant "opposition fixing" ploy.

how could that be so?.....think lah!! use your blain!

let's set aside this topic and look at the happening and performance of opp party leaders and prospective GE candidates.

what do we witness? nothing much actually.

now radar in onto the peasants' sentiments at ground level。 what do we sense? displeasure, anger. resentment and much unhappiness, sorrows and sufferings. it appears that our very expensive gabramen though being overly and obscenely paid has lost more money than peasants were fully told or aware of. (much details are still concealed from us and if we really know it, u bet there would be massive uproar and public protests!) our news most probably was gotten from foreign media sources and hence shittimes bo bian but had to kekek print it with lots of held back.

this means paps has lost much of their credibility. the old goat's priceless quote about "THE ORCHESTRA PLAYS ON EVEN WITHOUT A CONDUCTOR" is holding true to every words which appear to be very satirically aimed at themselves.

inevitably, in the next GE more seats losses might be prominent. if we see that, pinky sees it too. now back to the intimidating rant he once issued: FIXING THE OPPOSITION. ok, compare to the present "allowing more opp into parleement".

what do u think is brewing in his pink matter?

he's kiasee and kiasu. his premonition about losing would really be a blow to "face saving". instead of waiting for that to happen, it would be better that he "fixes" the opp once and for all. (anyway, it's probable that in the next GE, paps might lose more seats so indicating to allow in more opp mps in advance would save much of the embarrassment later. get the point?)

the opp wanabes as could be seen are just a bunch of blurcocks and appear more for themselves than for peasants. just observe their habitual party hoppings activity, peasants sometime could get very deluded and confused.

eg, u thought ngejay was SDP and suddenly he was in RP. then as suddenly as u thought he was in RP, he was out again and back to SDP. and u think ”oh, so he's back in SDP now" and we heard he could be starting a new political party. such confusion!!

after leaving their original party, some of them even back-mouthed it and pour out more shits openly. such is the resentment when he leaves the party he once was an important "feature" in.

again, if i see that, pinky sees it too.

now to satisfy every peasants that opps are as a whole incompetent and mostly thinking about SELF than SERVICE, he schemes up this ploy to let in the opp mps into parleement and allow them to prove themselves how indept they could be.

he knows it. and if they prove otherwise, he could easily with the aid of his 80 other lackeys would sabo them openly in parleement. he got the means and the ways and the access to most infos which opp do not have. we saw how he and his ball-carriers tekkan ltk.

in the end, opp mps in parleement would make to look like idiots and dimwits. come next GE, what do u think the voters would do?

yep! permanently vote out the opp mps once and for all. next time, no one would dare to suggest supporting opp mps into parleement. the last surviving opp mps might even lose back their wards to the paps. the paps would eventually rule again for 10,000 yrs without any worry about any opposition. they are fully fixed and eliminated for good!

10,000 yrs, 10,000 yrs to the famiLEE DYNASTY...and now, the next ascent of the PRINCE can continue for austerity.


Monday, June 1, 2009