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Five Presidency Candidates from Golkar

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Jusuf Kalla, vice president of Indonesia.

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I believe that this is a good news. Some senior politician from Golkar few days ago informally announced its presidency candidates for 2014 election. The five potential presidency candidates from Golkar  are Jusuf Kalla, Agung Laksono, Akbar Tandjung, Aburizal Bakrie, and Fadel Muhammad. I know, they all are potential elites from Golkar. Sources said that the official candidate will be announced based on Golkar’s internal survey. But I believe that Jusuf Kalla, is the best choice. Jusuf Kalla still have the best reputation as Golkar’s elites. Compared to Aburizal Bakrie, I believe that Indonesian generally prefer Jusuf Kalla to be the next president. Aburizal Bakrie, have Lapindo and many political obstacle that will be exploited by his political opponent. So, I bet that Jusuf Kalla will be the next official presidency candidate from Golkar. And I bet that he will win the 2014 contestation.

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August 7, 2011 at 4:51 am

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Declining Role of Postal Service

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So, this is the main argument why we have to close Postal Service. First, in this skype and instant messaging world we have to face the declining of mail volume. It means, mail delivery becomes high cost and un-profitable. Second, Postal Service couldn’t beat what the internet offers to its customer. Internet is still the faster and the most efficient service compared to what a traditional Postal Service offers. So, I believe that to beat Internet service is the most important strategy if Postal Service to be survived. I mean, Postal Service have to revolutionize its service to be more efficient and faster. Postal Service still could hijack the moment of internet. For example, using the potential of Internet to revolutionize Postal Service. So, here is interesting articles that shows us the main argument about the discourse of declining role of Postal Service.

Over the past 10 years while the Postal Service loss 14 percent of its mail volume; it has also cut its workforce by nearly 25 percent. That means postal employees have been more efficient while delivering mail to every American home six days a week. We understand that working together we can avoid cuts in service that would eventually lead to the end of the USPS. As letter carriers we also realize there are many who still rely on the Postal Service as a primary source of communication. Recent polls that suggest Saturday deliveries would not be missed are misleading. In this age of instant technology there still exist a great "digital divide."

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August 7, 2011 at 4:37 am

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Postal Service is Important

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Here is interesting article about postal service in the US wrote by Philip F. Rubio. It is very interesting for several reason. first, Rubio’s article highlighted the why Postal Service is important. Second, Rubio’s article is an counter discourse to the rising discourse of the declining Postal Service role in the skype and instant messaging world. Third, if the Postal Service win on the war of position, it will be a historical moment before everything wiped by the internet.

The post office has historically helped all kinds of people find jobs, including immigrants, rural migrants and those pursuing higher education. For African-Americans, the post office has been a job magnet and a vehicle for social activism and community development. Since changes in the law allowed them to enter the ranks in 1865, African-Americans fought segregation and discrimination in the Postal Service and its unions, and they played a key role in modernizing the agency. Historically, the post office has been the largest employer of African-Americans, and from 1970 to 2000, blacks were at least twice as likely to work for the post office as whites.

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August 7, 2011 at 4:25 am

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Chaves and Gaddafi, a Deadly Friendship

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I Just realized that Chaves and Gaddafi’s friendship is a deadly friendship. Just take a look at Chaves latest letter to Gaddafi. The letter shows Cahves’ support to Gaddafi’s stand in Libya. It is actually a deadly friendship for several reasons. Fist, Chaves’ support will make Gaddafi psychologically stronger. Chaves’ support shows that Gaddafi still have a close friend. It is actually have a negative impact. Gaddafi that recently weaker maybe become stronger again. It also means, there will be more casualties in Libya due to Gaddafi’s increasing insanity. Second, Chaves’s support shows the world that Gaddafi still have support. There are several possibilities regarding the support. Gaddafi may use Chaves to strengthen its military power. or, Gaddafi will use it to win back Libyans heart and mind.

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August 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

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Psychopaths are Everywhere

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To be a prosperous country is not always lead to a stability and security. Prospers and developed countries still have their own problems. Recent Norway double attack confirmed my argument. Prosperity always weaken people’s mental health. Subsequently, too many paranoid that you could find in the developed countries. They fear of many things. Sometimes, they fear of Islam. At some case, too many people also fear of developing countries people. They fear of poor people. Recent Oslo suspect confirmed this argument. The Oslo suspect fear of Islam and plan a Christian War. I believe that this people is crazy. And I believe that too many people as psychopathic as the Oslo suspect.

The Norwegian man charged Saturday with a pair of attacks in Oslo that killed at least 92 people left behind a detailed manifesto outlining his preparations and calling for a Christian war to defend Europe against the threat of Muslim domination, according to Norwegian and American officials familiar with the investigation.

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July 24, 2011 at 3:19 am

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Rakornas Demokrat

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Today is an important day for Partai Demokrat (Democratic Party) because they organized a national meeting. The meeting is intended to reconsolidate the party members to support Anas Urbaningrum as the chairman. Recently, Anas Urbaningrum had accused by Nazarudin on money politics case. The issue lead a public concern about Party’s reputation. It also lead Party’s elite concern about Special Meeting to step down Anas Urbaningrum as party’s chairman. But I think, there two possible result of the Rakornas. First, the national meeting succeed to reconsolidate the party members to support Anas Urbaningrum. Second, the national meeting succeed to reconsolidate the party members to force Anas Urbaningrum step down from his chairman position. Just wait what will be the best result.

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July 23, 2011 at 5:37 am

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Late-night Bailout

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Finally, a late-night bailout safe Eurozone. I don’t know what the number actually said. I think that the problem is very complicated. Everybody said that Eurozone is in trouble. But then, it is interesting that the Eurozone is saved by a late-night bailout. The late-night bailout actually have been long awaited by commentators. When, the late-night bailout agreed, it is praised. As Independed said, the bailout heralds a new dawn for Eurozone. So, one problem solved. But we still have US debt ceiling problem. If the problem persist till August, we’ll face another world economic crisis. Just wait, what will happen with US debt ceiling problem.

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July 23, 2011 at 4:01 am

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Shocking Double Attacks in Norway

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I thought that Norway is the most stable country in the world. But recent double attacks in Norway just scattered my mind. First attack, is bomb attack at the government offices. It is just a common terrorist attack. You could find the same modus operandi in Afghanistan and Iraq. The bomb killed seven people and wounded 15 others. The second attack, is more terrible than the first attack. In the second attack, a man dressed as a police officer entered a youth camp on the island of Utoya, 19 miles northwest of Oslo, Norwegia. The police officer just opened fire. 80 teenager dead on the incident. It is shocking. Norway is a very stable country. And the such double attacks that killed 87 people in a day just scattered my mind. So, stability and prosperity won’t ensure that terrorism never happened. Therefore, we need more comprehensive approach to deal with terrorism.

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July 23, 2011 at 3:07 am

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NATO Will Lose in Libya

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NATO, the modern genocide machine, now on its end story. They may no longer able to afford their ammunition to fight Gaddafi and kill civilian. It is maybe a good news for us.

The heads of the air force and the navy have announced that their services can’t carry on combat for much longer without more kit, and that’s even before Liam Fox’s latest cuts announcement.

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June 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

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George Orwell’s Five Rules

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Twisted convolution is a societal pathology. I mean, sometimes language is to entertain. In politics, we always see this happened. When some politician speak with their twisted convolution to entertain their constituent. Just like when Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of Indonesia, speak about Ruyati’s execution in Saudi Arabia few days ago. It was an entertainment for Indonesian. But I believe that nobody satisfied by the entertainment. This is a kind of societal pathology when everybody that have public responsibility never speak effectively. They only take speech as entertainment, to entertain their constituent. Therefore, I think we have to look back what George Orwell had said on his book, Politics and the English Language. Orwell teach us 5 rules on how to use language effectively:

  1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
  2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
  3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
  4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
  5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
  6. Break any of these rules sooner than saying anything outright barbarous.

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June 26, 2011 at 6:12 am

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