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Beautiful Nature

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2011 at 7:21 am

President Tancho – U’re Dead “Fish”

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2011 at 6:59 am

He will begin learning hand-shake and practice new hand-shake till Aug 27.

This is an interesting analysis of Tony Tan’s handshake with other people. If he deems someone is important enough to him he will do a proper handshake with his thumb and fingers bent over his counterpart’s palm.

If however he feels that someone is below his status or dignity he will only stretch out his palm to be held by the other person. Notice that when he shakes hand with the ordinary people his thumb and fingers will remain outstretched and not bent over the counterpart’s palm. In other words it is clearly a one-sided handshake.

It is obvious with this clear gesture that he tries to have as little contact as possible with the ordinary citizen whom he does not respect.

See the various photos on Tony Tan’s handshake below to see if you agree with this analysis.

I myself agree with the author that your handshake is a very telling body language that tells a lot about your sincerity and feeling towards your counterpart. I think Tony Tan has just lost my vote because he despises ordinary folks like me.

This is a body language telling us whether the handshake is sincere.

*Tony Tan lampooned by netizens for ‘Dead Fish’ handshake with fishmonger

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PAP-endorsed presidential hopeful Tony Tan has been lampooned by netizens for his ‘Dead Fish’ handshake with a fishmonger in the market.

Channel 8 showed a clip of Tony Tan hesitantly reaching out to shake the hands of a fishmonger with his thumb facing up which is commonly known as the ‘Dead Fish’ handshake two days ago which was captured by netizens.

World badminton branded ‘sexist and dated’ over women’s dress ruling (pic)

In Uncategorized on September 23, 2011 at 7:51 am

World badminton branded ‘sexist and dated’ over women’s dress ruling (pic)

World badminton’s attempts to glamorise the sport with a mandatory rule for women to wear skirts have been branded “dated and sexist” by one of Scotland’s leading mixed doubles players.The Badminton World Federation’s new dress code was due to come into effect from Sunday – the start date for Olympic qualification – requiring all female players to wear skirts or dresses “to ensure attractive presentation”.

However the BWF has now pushed back the new dress code until June 1 after criticism from players and governing bodies.
Some players believe that the ruling will hamper their movement on court while Pakistan officials say that it contradicts the country’s religious principles.

Those who fail to play tournaments under the new rules will be fined $250, though players may continue to wear shorts but underneath a skirt.

Leading the calls for women to have freedom in what they can wear on court, Bankier, currently inside the world’s top 20 with English partner Chris Adcock, told Telegraph Sport: “You can’t make demands like that to make women more glamorous.

“It is our right to choose what to wear on court and I will certainly fight to make sure this dated and simply sexist rule doesn’t happen.

“It is ridiculous; tennis certainly doesn’t have this problem so why should we have to put up with it.”

The BWF said that the skirt requirement does not “in any way discriminate against any religious or other beliefs and respects women”.

The governing body’s plans were first approved in 2009 before Octagon, the agency handling BWF’s marketing strategy, made a series of recommendations to raise the profile of the sport.

Jamie Dean, a sports marketing expert at Radar, said: “As the game of badminton grows on a global basis it needs to encourage commercial investment into the sport through sponsors so the decision is the right one.

“But badminton needs to become a better viewing experience to enhance sponsor interest. What scares the sponsors away are the low viewing figures.”

What they say…

Badminton Asia Confederation Vice-President Syed Naqi Mohsin: “The BWF states that the new regulation will not discriminate against any religion or beliefs. How can wearing skirts not clash with the religious beliefs of female Muslim players?”

Vita Marissa, Indonesia’s mixed doubles player: “The point of going into competitions is for us to be champions, and we have to feel comfortable while playing.”

Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta: “I don’t think it’s the right way. You can’t pressurise anybody to wear anything. What kind of clothes a person wears is totally up to them. It’s totally a personal choice.”

“I did wear a skirt in the All-England tournament last month but it was so big that even affected my performance.”
Last year’s Asian Championship winner Li Xuerui

“You can’t force anyone to become more glamourous. Probably, they can ask the sponsors to design better clothing like the tennis girls wear.” India’s doubles specialist Jwala Gutta.

http://www.badmintonplanet.com/badminton-news/1811-world-badminton-branded-sexist-and-dated-over-womens-dress-ruling-pic.html

Sarah Palinisms

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2011 at 5:06 am

Sarah Palinisms
Dumb Quotations, Gaffes and Lies by Sarah Palin
By Daniel Kurtzman,
“Well, it certainly does because our — our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia … We have trade missions back and forth. We– we do– it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is– from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to– to our state.” –Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric how Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, CBS News interview, Sept. 24, 2008 (Watch video clip)

“But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy.” –Sarah Palin, explaining the $700 billion government bailout of Wall Street to Karie Couric, CBS News interview, Sept. 24, 2008

“I’m the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can’t.'” –Sarah Palin, as quoted by former City Council Member Nick Carney, after he raised objections about the $50,000 she spent renovating the mayor’s office without approval of the city council

“That’s exactly what we’re going to do in a Palin and McCain administration.” –Sarah Palin, elevating herself to the top of the ticket, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sept. 18, 2008 (Watch video clip)

“I watched with the volume all the way down. I thought it was hilarious. I thought she was spot on. … It was hilarious. Again, didn’t hear a word she said, but the visual, spot on.” –Sarah Palin, on Tina Fey’s “SNL” skit interview on FOX News’s “Hannity & Colmes,” Sept. 17, 2008

“Oil and coal? Of course, it’s a fungible commodity and they don’t flag, you know, the molecules, where it’s going and where it’s not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it’s Americans that get stuck to holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It’s got to flow into our domestic markets first.” –Sarah Palin, billed by John McCain as the nation’s foremost expert on energy, clumsily answering a question while speaking off the cuff at a town hall meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sept. 17, 2008

“The fact is that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers.” –Sarah Palin, on the two companies which are in fact private entities, Colorado Springs, CO, Sept. 13, 2008

“They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.” –Sarah Palin, on her foreign policy insights into Russia, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

“Nucular.” –Sarah Palin, mispronouncing the word “nuclear” twice, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

“Perhaps so.” –Sarah Palin, when asked if we may need to go to war with Russia because of the Georgia crisis, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

“I have not, and I think if you go back in history and if you ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the same answer that I just gave you.” –Sarah Palin, after being asked if she had never met a foreign head of state, despite the fact that every vice president in the last 32 years had met a foreign head of state prior to taking office, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

“In what respect, Charlie?” –Sarah Palin, after being asked if she agreed with the Bush Doctrine, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008 (Watch the raw, unedited video)

“Let me speak specifically about a credential that I do bring to this table, Charlie, and that’s with the energy independence that I’ve been working on for these years as the governor of this state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy.” –Sarah Palin, misstating the actual amount of energy produced by Alaska, which is only 3.5 percent, Sept. 11, 2008 (Watch the raw, unedited video)

“We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity.” –Sarah Palin, in her speech at the Republican Convention, quoting the fascist right-wing columnist Westbrook Pegler, an avowed racist and anti-Semite who once expressed his hope that Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated

“You’ll be there to defend the innocents from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the deaths of thousands of Americans.” –Sarah Palin, linking the Iraq war the 9/11 attacks while addressing U.S. soldiers shipping off to Iraq, Fairbanks, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2008

“I told the Congress, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ on that Bridge to Nowhere.” –Sarah Palin, who was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it, multiple

“Absolutely. Yup, yup.” –Sarah Palin after being asked by People magazine if she was ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency

“It’s great to see another part of the country.” –Sarah Palin, campaigning in Pennsylvania, Aug. 2008

“A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.” –Sarah Palin, dismissing global warming as influenced by human activity, Newsmax interview, Aug. 2008

“As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?” –Sarah Palin, interview with CNBC’s “Kudlow & Co”, July 2008 (Watch video clip)

“I’ve been so focused on state government, I haven’t really focused much on the war in Iraq.” –Sarah Palin, interview with Alaska Business Monthly, March 2007

The Most Ridiculous Tea Party Protest Signs

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2011 at 5:01 am

The Most Ridiculous Tea Party Protest Signs