Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Best and the Worst of times

Anyone who has the Live Traffic Feed widget on his/her site is bound to check out who's been visiting the site and like me would get excited on seeing a new destination and probably like me again be wondering what that country is like.

Today, two readers arrived from countries that I've never seen before on this site or they have been here and I missed them.  One is from Palestinian Territory, the other from Israel.  Well, Hello there!  What a coincidence that you both came by one after another. Take a look.

What do I know about Palestinian Territory and Israel? Nothing much except that they are in constant dispute, the former being sympathised with by many countries while the former has been portrayed as the inflictor of pain. I have read too that Palestinians who live on the Israel side are living a much better life, being treated fairly with equal opportunities and so forth. I also read about a boycott called by some prominent personnel urging the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people.

And in response to that, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott and I quote:

"Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, Because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.

"A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube.

Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.

If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege.

and more..

Some time ago, some dimwit here in his dim lightbulb moment called for a boycott of all things American. He must have conveniently forgotten that a lot of bread and butter served in homes here come from being employed in MNCs and a lot American-based too. He probably doesn't have a relative working in an American MNC, or none using an iPhone, no one using computers (Microsoft), etc., etc. Duh!

We are living in the best of times with the best standard of living, the best technological advances, the best medicines (growing a nose on the forehead for some purpose, for instance), etc., but can we also say we are living in the worst of times wrought with hatred, vengence, destruction, wars, you name it.  John Lennon comes to mind..

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

On a positive note,

and I'm going out into the sun today!

You, lovely readers, have a wonderful, wonderful day ahead too!


  1. oh, good news! hope the ozone hole keep on shrinking!
    have a nice day in the sun!

  2. interesting to find you have visitors from all over the world, even from the middle east!! and for real?? the hole in the ozone is shrinking?? that's a great news!! :)

    1. I have no doubt you do too - have readers from all over the world. Install the widget to find out.

      That's what it says but it is still good to use sunscreen when out in the sun.

  3. hmmm...but wondering if it is true or not from those places coz they can use proxy server to come...actually in msia but put as isreal

    1. I think it's the IP address that determines the location of the visitor, e.g., if your computer is assigned the IP address in Malaysia, then wherever you are, you will still be identified as from Malaysia.

      Anyone to shed some light here?

  4. IMAGINE a boy-caught with his pants down while trying to boil-cod?