About Sex, Advertising, Mind Control & Psychology

In this age of consumerism, we are constantly bombarded by advertising messages that wants us to believe that having more is better, or having what you want is the same as having what you need. And of course, buying certain products will get you what you emotionally desire.

Although this video does states the obvious, it is well presented and provides useful truths for the uninitiated to avoid the snare of modern advertising.

Hand in Hand

From an email:
"When I was in China last month, I saw a Chinese modern dance competition on TV. One very unique couple won one of the top prizes. The lady, in her 30's, was a dancer who had trained since she was a little girl. Later in life, she lost her entire left arm in an accident and fell into a state of depression for a few years. Someone then asked her to coach a children's dancing group. From that point on, she realized that she could not forget dancing. She still loved to dance and wanted to dance again. So, she started to do some of her old routines, but, having lost her arm, she had also lost her balance. It took a while before she could even make simple turns and spins without falling.

Then she heard of a man in his 20s who had lost a leg in an accident. He had also fallen into the usual denial, depression and angry type of emotional roller coaster. She was determined to find him (apparently he was from a different Province) and persuaded him to dance with her. He had never danced, and to 'dance with one leg...are you joking with me? No way!' But, she didn't give up, and he reluctantly agreed thinking, 'I have nothing else to do anyway.'

She started to teach him dancing 101. The two broke up a few times because he had no concept of using muscles, of how to control his body, and knew none of the basic things about dancing. When she became frustrated and lost patience with him, he would walk out. Eventually, they came back together and started training seriously. They hired a choreographer to design routines for them. She would fly high (held by him) with both arms (a sleeve for an arm) flying in the air. He could bend horizontally supported by one leg with her leaning on him, etc. In the competition, as you will see, they dance beautifully and they legitimately won the competition. It's ingenious how they incorporate the crutch into the routine!

This is the most magnificent and touching performance I have ever seen. It is living proof that the strong human spirit can conquer tremendous physical limitations!"

New Terengganu MB is a genius

You all heard the fiasco with the purchase of the Mercs in the Oil Rich State. All the story and song about how unreliable the Proton Perdana were and how often they breakdown. We also hear the public laments about this kind of spending in challenging times.

At the center of this trial by the media is the current MB Datuk Ahmad Said, who if you remember was not UMNO's favourite MB. The MSM continue to lynch him with this bad choice and how it is against government policy etc. I looks as if Ahmad is doomed.

Is he?

What I find interesting is how clever this Ahmad Said is.

Just think, the MB didn't buy the Merc for himself. He is using his 18 year old Merc as his official car. But it was ordered for the excos, who if you remember sometime ago.. were hostile to his appointment by the Agung.

Yes, people can complain about the unjustifiable orders and the unfair claims about the unreliable Perdana. But at the end of the day, Datuk Ahmad Said didn't approve the car for his own enjoyment. However, don't you think it would be a nice 'gesture' to once hostile the excos?

Meanwhile, the logic of this purchase was how expensive the previous maintenance costs of the Perdana were. What is interesting is this fact:

"Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said said a total of RM1.15 million have been spent on maintaining the state’s 16 car fleet since they were purchased in 2004. This figure includes the repair costs of RM175,229.97 and RM132,357.76 for two of the cars that was revealed earlier this week. In addition, former MB Idris Jusoh’s car incurred a cost of RM131,600 in the first two months alone this year during the period he was the MB before he was replaced after the elections by Datuk Ahmad Said."
Wow, can we see who he is actually gunning down with this fiasco?
RM 131k in 2 months? Cheh Cheh.. ACA should check this out right?
Also, the RM1.15 million was spent during the previous MB's administration right?

So, with this masterstroke, he not only "buy over" the hostile excos, Datuk Ahmad also get to pin the whole blame on the former MB.

Who is the real daddy?

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Tomato Story

A Jobless man applied for the position of 'office boy' at Microsoft.

The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.

' You are employed ' he said. Give me your e-mail address and I ' ll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.

The man replied ' But I don ' t have a computer, neither an email ' .

' I' m sorry', said the HR manager. If you don ' t have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job. '

The man left with no hope at all. He didn ' t know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate.

He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round.. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with $60.

The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday. Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US. He started to plan his family ' s future, and decided to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded the broker asked him his email.

The man replied, ' I don't have an email.'

The broker answered curiously, 'You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an e mail?!!'

The man thought for a while and replied, 'Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!'

Moral of the story
Moral 1 - Internet is not the solution to your life.
Moral 2 - If you don ' t have Internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.

Credits: Christine