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cruel story of youthAfter a long time I had a Chance to go for a movie, actually two. I could have gone with my nieces and nephews to see Pixars “UP” or “Cruel Story of Youth” at the Pacific film archive theater at the campus. Of course with a heavy heart I chose the latter! Because we have a Japanese friend visiting us and we for a while have not spent any quality time (not my words) together.

The movie was made in 1960s by Nagisa Oshima and tells the story of two teenagers who rebelled the post war Japanese establishments and got them selves involved in with nasty Japanese underworld characters. If you like movies like “Rebel without a cause” then you might like the movie. Even though it is sub titled, little bit of Japanese knowledge will help you to find and understand yesteyears Japanese.

I am off for a 16 weeks of sailing, chasing whales, swimming with dolphins, watch soaring vultures in the vulture valley in Argentinian bad lands and such boring stuff with one of my brothers and his crew. I have been training the whole spring and now I am a qualified sailor and I have renewed my diving license.

I know my mother (may be someone else too) praying that I would return without facing any major accidents. Usually accidents follow me like shadows follow normal people. But I will be alright and  I might not be able to blog. I will be reading your blogs though. We have multitude of communications gear but I have not mastered all of them either.

I will also do some work for my employer, big G while on the trip and will also carry some research gear for some other universities that I work with. All in all it will be a four months of continuous work and I will be back with some knowledge to fill all these voids in my mind and the brain that I have.

It will be intersting as this is the first time I will be travelling towards the tip of South America. I have reached the cape of good hope or Kaap de goede hoop as would my ancestors say, already. One thing I know is, sailing is in our family, except my Mom.

I have to drop this and join the conversation about religions that is going on now. Later. I will manage a few more posts before I leave.

But some where down, I feel and wonder if i am a cruel human being, for having fun.


I have been tagged by RD, the Drummer. ( Five Words, Five Bloggers and Five Tags, )

The rules according to the one with sticks are;

You write five words to describe how you feel about recent events in Sri Lanka.

You tag five bloggers.

You sit back and relax.

1.Child’s pain

2.Mothers agony

3. Despair



Here By I tag;

1. Java, the Jones Variety

2. Sachintha, the turning Japanese kind,

3. Harumi the Animated,

4. Life In Taprobane, the loud one,

5. The End, The never ending kind.

Miliband's Enemies.

Miliband's Enemies.

I guess UN is no Commonwealth! Mr. Miliband.  You lost, again.

(Just type “miliband household expenses” to google or click this link)

I wonder why people elect morons,  to their governments and I really hope now some form of aid and relief will reach SL and those suffering people will have some relief.  These children have not forgotten how to smile. Hope they will continue to be so. These same numskulls, who argue, and say “we are humanitarians only if you do this or that”, could have started to send some aid, instead of running losing campaigns. These campaigns are a shame, they become instruments of politics rather than the real issue at hand. Some times I wonder if western countries did not want the SL war to end. If they were genuinely concerned they could have brought up the fact later, after taking care of the suffering.

I guess I learned about international politics during last week to last a life time. Conclusion, 90% of the politicians do not care about people but themselves.

Here is what happened at UN HRC.

11th special session of the Human Rights Council: Adopted resolution – unedited advance version

In favour: Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Uruguay, Zambia;
Against: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
Abstaining: Argentina, Gabon, Japan, Mauritius, Republic of Korea, Ukraine].

In favour: Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Uruguay, Zambia;

Against: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;

Abstaining: Argentina, Gabon, Japan, Mauritius, Republic of Korea, Ukraine].

British Press

Sri Lanka forces West to retreat over ‘war crimes’ with victory at UN

UN supports Sri Lanka aid effort

Hubble In It's New Glory!

Hubble In It's New Glory!

Thanks a million light years! U.S.A., Thank you NASA! for Improving my vision! If you like the image, get a high resolution poster size image from NASA directly. Click on the image.

Petty Thief

I am not paying back, Don't forget to vote for me

David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, has apologised for the MPs’ expenses scandal but says he will not be paying back any taxpayers’ money from his own claims.” Telegraph

I was all into being a modern day hero of British origin in green tights, and take from rich (my parents) and give to the poor. Like claiming more “household”expenses and giving it to the IDP camps in SL. But I was beaten by Miliband, in reverse order. He takes from the poor and enriches himself.

Yes the big humanitarian, Miliband has been juicing his own tax payers, like sums small as £89 a month. So if he is treating his own country like this how would you expect him to treat poor children in a small country like Sri Lanka well. There is no profit in helping but a lot of political profit if he jumps and screams on front of the whole world.

By the way I will withdraw calling him a vulture. I am now looking for a picture of a plague rat.(I did find one that looks like him as well.)

Perhaps countries like Sri Lanka were good escape goats for atrocities that miliband like people want to cover up. He can use these to draw peoples mind away from pressing issues like up to 380 MPs going home due to claims scandal. According to Telegraph he has been syphoning amounts small as £89 in his monthly expense claims. For last five years, Miliband spent just under £30,000 on repairs, home.

The current Foreign Secretary, spent up to £180 every three months on his garden, it seems his own gardener was wondering if this was right. In April 2008, on the bottom of a receipt for £132.96, the gardener wrote: “Please let me know if you would like pots making up at front and back this year, given the relatively short time you’ll be here and their labour-intensive nature. Under the rules, MPs may claim for basic garden maintenance, but not: “plants, shrubs, flowers, hanging baskets or other decorations”.

Miliband fell foul of rules in 2005 for claiming reimbursement for a £199 pram and £80 in “baby essentials” and were both rejected.

Miliband regularly claimed about £89 for undisclosed “household items”.In 2006, when requested for details on “household items”,  he wrote back withdrawing the claims, saying: “I am afraid I have not been able to lay my hands on the receipts for the items so we had better leave the payment as you have made it. I will keep a closer guard of the receipts in future.” Mr Miliband failed to resubmit his claim, even when the fees office wrote back advising that he did not need to provide receipts, but just to supply details of the items. He was not asked to repay his previous claims over several months.

During the five years covered by the receipts, British citizens paid for a £412 hand-crafted chair, a goose-down duvet and chenille throw from Marks & Spencer, a £450 “Gatsby” John Lewis sofa, and a washing machine and tumble dryer, some of which were ordered in the name of his American wife, Louise.Miliband, who claimed between £100 and £200 a month on food, also claimed almost £6,000 for repairs to the front drive and boundary wall — justifying the expense by sending a number of photographs along with their quote to the fees office.

A spokesman yesterday said: “At every stage, David Miliband followed the procedures and rules as laid out by the parliamentary authorities.” Yes,  Rats never think they steal, they think what they steal are rightfully theirs!

That is nice

That is nice

All the way down at #84

Fund in a linking blogs list.

actlankaI learned about ACT through Indi’s posts like toy drive, Tragic feelings and work he did with them. Even before the war ended, these people were working to get medicines to hospitals and other materials to the camps. I silently joined and supported them. I do not care much about politics and last few days I have learned how naive I am when it comes to politics. I realized that people perpetrating to be saints in the international arena are much worse than those leeches sometimes I have encountered in SL.

Either way I have said what I felt and I will spend my energies towards those morons but those children in SL. It does not matter who they are, the truth is they are suffering. People like miliband and kouchner are hell bent on bringing their version of justice to SL, gladly ignoring the plight of people who are suffering. I wish they attended to these suffering people first. They certainly can and looks like they do not. Until they finish their wars at UN and EU, you can help to alleviate some pain of those people by helping organizations like ACT. I think it is time to act, Just think your help will allow one kid to go to sleep painless because his wounds are attended to.

Photo stolen from Indi

Photo stolen from Indi

So do not let moronic acts of people in power stop you from helping a kid like above smile.

Following is from ACTLANKA, ACT to Rehabilitate, about page. Follow the links to find out how you could help.

ACTION & CARE TRUST (ACT) has been formed with the specific mandate of assisting Sri Lankan civilians whose lives, livelihoods and families have been permanently adversely affected by war. We will assist in the rehabilitation of any of the injured, including soldiers of the Sri Lankan armed forces.

ACT is a non-political Trust formed by a group of concerned Sri Lankans in Colombo.  Our aim is to focus on the Survivors of war and endeavor to improve their quality of life, in the short, medium and long term.

Three Phase Action Plan

Phase 1: Emergency Relief & Support to Receiving Hospitals
Phase 2: Rehabilitation Assistance for Survivors
Phase 3: Self-Sustainability Initiatives for Survivors

Phase 1 is currently under way.  Phase 1 involves aid deliveries to the following hospitals:

  1. Vavuniya Hospital (Completed 04/04/09)
  2. Vavuniya and Padaviya Hospitals (Ongoing)
  3. Pulmodai Receiving-point Delivery

We are making a Commitment to Action.

ACT asks YOU to join Them. I have. There might be other Organizations but these guys at least getting the stuff to people. What ever the path you like, helping another will never be in vain.

That is not my smell Mr Miliband

That is not my smell Mr Miliband

This man seems to be a selective humanitarian.  He sided with removing Sadam (where were you when France sold arms to Sadam?),  knowing very well that it will kill hundreds of thousands of people one way or another by chosing that path. May be Iraqi’s and Iranians(see later) are not human enough for him. What actually did you do Mr Kouchner as a doctors without borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres)  member?  Human trafficking? I wonder why did Medecins Sans Frontieres thow you out?

I think you are doing all that good work to feed your own ego, otherwise you will not save some and kill others. I think you are false romantic too(or a sucker boy), “I will never betray you” to our own Condoleezza Rice. How come you did not visit Guantanamo bay? Why not? because they are terrorists or because they are not human enough for you? Hypocrite. Or are you a bloody backboneless nincompoop, scared to question big boys?

I hope you see every human equally and treat such. If you are promoting not to send funds to those IDP children in camps because Sri Lanka does not suck up to you, you are not better than Sadam. The difference is you kill people and put the blame on others. See the statements you made about Iran later in this post, they are your words. You only pretend to be a compassionate man. I think you are a power hungry and dangerous man. I read about you a lot before writing this. I am glad I did because it showed me how hollow you are. So keep your compassion at home in France. Because they might throw you out again, once the dirty work is done. I really hope you die, politically. Party hoppers like you usually do.

You say you started Medecins Sans Frontieres because you saw children starve and die. Great, then how come you are alive and they are dead?  Your same compassion is killing children again, in Sri Lanka. Feed them first and then play your political games, I do not care. I am doing my part to feed those kids even though my efforts are a drop in an ocean.  At the same time I feel sorry for your kids, they must not be getting their dinner, unless they do exactly what you want them to do.

Oh, I love you message of peace, fresh and crispy like a skunk tard. Following are Your own words, not mine.

In an interview on 16 September 2007, he said, “We will negotiate until the end. And at the same time we must prepare ourselves […] for the worst…. The worst, it’s war….”  (Bernard’s view on Iran.)

When criticized about his statement;”I do not want it to be said that I am a warmonger! […] My message was a message of peace, of seriousness and of determination. […] The worst situation would be war. To avoid that, the French attitude is to negotiate, negotiate, negotiate, without fear of being rebuffed, and to work with our European friends on credible sanctions.” President Jacques Chirac and Dominique de Villepin had balls, unlike you.

Don’t stop aid that is going to Sri Lanka that you or your country aren’t even giving. Let those children live. If you are brave, go after big ones. (I don’t think you will, you don’t have the balls. Ego maniacs like you lack in that department too.)

To me You are a monster who wrote reports about starving children while munching on a sandwich in Africa so you could live big, later. That was your agenda. When my kids ask about Medecins Sans Frontieres, I will tell them, “it is a very good organization, one of the very best in the world, happened to be co-founded by an ego maniac. But do not worry, he was thrown out once people found out who he was”. I am sorry that I even knew you Mr. Kouchner.

milliband The Vulture

Getty Images

I lost a post yesterday that contained a single image. It is about Miliband the Brit who thinks he runs the world. Someone got to tell him that the sun has set on the empire and somebody did, today. Miliband is nothing more than a vulture (I am insulting vultures, who are magnificient birds here)  then again we even protect vultures! Welcome to the new world Mr Miliband. Pull your head out.

Simon Jenkins, Piccolo Diplomacy

Do nor forget to read the comments; which starts with

Milliband is nothing more than an immature, cocky, ignorant, and shirty little upstart who suffers from an acute case of foot-in-the-mouth-itis. Foreign policy and diplomacy needs a lot more stature and brains than the incumbent. Time for him to shut up and get back to a beginners’ course in 21st century politics and international relations

But there are comments that approve of him too.

Here is a few paragraphs of  the article by Mr. Jenkins, thank you Mr.Jenkins for speaking up.

I hope President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka takes time out today to comment on the resignation of Mr Speaker. What the Sri Lankan government h as “wanted to see”, he might say in the jargon of the new interventionism, is clean and transparent democracy in Britain. Speaking for all Sri Lankans, he would regard the affair of MPs’ expenses as “unacceptable” and “not living up to their commitments”. A group of Sri Lankan MPs would be visiting Britain to monitor developments.

Ridiculous? Yet those are exactly the words and tone of voice used by Britain’s foreign secretary, David Miliband, in his dealings with what seems like half the globe. The Foreign Office wakes each morning and scans the world’s conflicts to ponder where it might score a quick headline with a call for peace, reform, a ceasefire or “United Nations action”.

I cannot see the point of Britain telling the world that “what we want to see is Russia on a different course“. It merely infuriates every Russian. Why does Miliband say of Syria’s dictator that “I’ve been talking for over 18 months to him about his responsibilities in the region”, as if he wereLugard addressing a recalcitrant Nigerian chief? Why boast that he is “working on maintaining a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza” when he is doing nothing of the sort?

A delegation of Singapore’s MPs might feel equally justified in visiting London to express the “unacceptability” of Britain’s financial regulation. The Colombian prime minister, recently criticised by Miliband for the “impunity” of his militia, might wonder at the impunity of Britain’s corrupt arms dealers.

Pakistan, lectured weekly by London about its army’s performance, might demand an inquiry into discipline at Deep Cut barracks. Beijing might discover a Miliband-style “moral obligation” to defend minority rights in Northern Ireland, given the resurgence of separatist violence. The Swedes might denounce Britain’s care of the elderly on the grounds that they “cannot stand idly by” while welfare state values are traduced by British callousness.