Friday, December 27, 2013

Naku ha December 2013 - Ford Voters are Less Educated

“Ford voters are less educated”

Remember the conclusion from a study that concluded “George Bush voters are stupid?’ Well, a story published in the Star concludes that Ford voters are less educated. We’ll see what happens on election 2014. Now, the Toronto Star tries to get support for Ford opponents by doing the same thing. It published a study that For voters are “less educated.” If there is one thing that voters do not like is being insulted that if they vote for a certain candidate, they are stupid. What happens is that even people who are not planning to vote at all go out and vote for that candidate. It is what happened to the US election between George Bush jr and John Kerry. We all know that happened. Will it happen to Rob Ford in election 2014? We will see.

TRANSLATION OF POLITENESS
When Canadian newspapers write an article, they have a way of being polite. Here is an example.  
CANADA’S NATIONAL POST ARTICLE 
Canada’s DART ( Disaster Assistance Response Team) hits the ground Running in Philippines 
SUBTITLE- Shrewd Planning bypassed possible logistics delays
TRANSLATION OF WHAT THE WORD “LOGISTICS” MEANS - Corruption, Government Officials, DSWD Dinky Soliman, Politicians, etc, etc... 
Sending aid to the Philippines is starting to sound like a military operation. In this case, the enemy is the Philippine government, bureacrats and politicians (INCLUDING VP BINAY WHO WAS NOT ALLOWED BY US MARINES TO GET IN THE AID AREA)who want to get their hands on the aid. The mission of of aid agencies is to reach the victims directly. What will Canada send next time there is disaster in the Philippines - special forces to escort the aid? US marines were actually ordered to make sure to keep the aid packages away from politicians. Other countries might follow suit and send their special forces too just to make sure aid arrives to the people who needs it. Ano ba naman ito? Tayo na tinutulungan, sinasmanatal pa natin. Kitang-kita ang corruption by the rest of the world. Nakakahiya na. Apaprently, not for some politicians sa Pilipinas. Hindi na marunong mahiya. Sus Guinoo naman.

WHY CHINA GAVE SMALL MONEY TO TYPHOON RELIEF
With the pork barrel issue being buried by disaster stories, is it wrong to a ask “with all that money the government has, why is it not being used for recovery operations after every disaster?” If it has been diverted to politician’s pockets, why not divert it again to help the people? Can you blame China for just giving $100,000? It is either they know the victims will not get it or it might be used to buy arms, ships, ammunitions, aircrafts to fight them. We all know that China has been flexing it’s muscles, even encroaching on our territory, right? Or has every forgotten that too? The other countries can afford to give big because they are not having a “war” with the Philippines. Not to mention, the money they are giving is a drop in the bucket for from their budget but big enough to put the disaster areas -past and present maybe - back to normal. That is, if all the money really go to the disaster areas and the victims. But they made up for it. China sent a hospital ship.

GIVE ME THIS, GIVE ME THAT

Why is Mar Roxas enumerating to CNN reporter what the Philippines needs as if it is the obligation of foreign countries / government / donors to fulfill them or give them? His tone of voice makes it sound as if he is demanding even. The Filipinos are grateful, specially the victims - current and past - in the typhoon areaS, but some government spokespersons being interviewed after every disaster gives the impression that they expect more necessities to be delivered by foreign entities (government, aid agencies, Filipinos abroad and their associations) when they are asked what is needed. Isn’t foreign help just supposed to supplement what the government is doing, assuming it is doing something. If the foreign media and foreign aid agencies did not come, the disaster area would have been ignored by the Philippine government and all we’ll hear are government soundbites about “it’s under control and everything is back to normal” without verifications from any local media.

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