A-First are those with no discernible principles, are virtually unemployable in the private sector and who are purely self-serving in seeking power..
B-The second group are those who do have and try to put into practice, strong principles, but whose principles are badly misguided or even evil.
C-The third group have and try to put into practice principles which are on the whole praiseworthy, but whose methods/policies are misguided or who do not have the ability to achieve them or are defeated by circumstances..
D-The fourth and rarest group is of those who have praiseworthy principles and succeed in implementing a significant proportion of what they want.
Why not make your own list of who you think fits into A,,B..C or D
You can either keep it to yourself or post it in the comments section.
Greypower found this appropriate link on National Union of Fairies and others which we think Greypower supporters and pensioners will enjoy, given the climate in Fiji for putting in place all sorts of novel ideas; for example a totally new definition of human rights unforeseen by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which we seem to be re-writing in Fiji in relation to the vulnerable people like older persons and the working class of Fiji.
We are pleased to suggest the following link purely for entertainment. The site, among other things promotes the merits of ruthenium boro-bismuth thiohydride (RuBBiSH). a commodity that administrators and public sector executives may be familiar with. The internal/extended links provide more serious insights and are well worth a click or two.
Grey Power Commentary on Poll results showing 66% support for Prime Minister Bainimarama: now no need for Public Emergency Regulations
Grey Power observed with interest the results of the poll showing 66% support for the Prime Minister of Fiji.
Since the Prime Minister has that level of support now among the population of Fiji it would be timely to remove the Public Emergency Regulations (PER) which places censorship on the media and prohibits public meetings, including social gatherings, without a permit. PER clearly has become superfluous.
Grey Power had noted that articles and news items on the Burness v Fiji National Provident Fund case were not being published by the media in Fiji due to the censorship guidelines set down by the Ministry of Information pursuant to the PER. Of course FNPF did not have the same guidelines imposed on their advertisements which, ad nauseum, have been inflicted on us all without pensioners being allowed any comments in response in order to provide another view.
But with this much level of support for the PM we appeal to him to direct the police and Ministry of Information to remove the PER which censors or has a chilling effect on the media even for news items with public interest content like the FNPF case.
This would also allow an even greater percentage of Fiji’s people to express their support for the PM in a more transparent, independent and enthusiastic way.
Actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called, as you will see. Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem Old Farts remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal , Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War , the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the Peacekeeping Missions, not to mention Vietnam .
If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk he will apologise. If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Farts trust strangers and are courtly to women.
Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
Old Farts get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don’t like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
Old Farts have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it’s about their children or grandchildren.
It’s the Old Farts who know our great country is protected, not by politician’s, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.
This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.
We need them now more than ever.
Thank God for Old Farts!
Pass this on to all the Old Farts you know.
I was taught to respect my elders. It’s just getting harder to find them.
ours is a sick profession marked by incompetence, lack of training, misconduct and bad manners. Ineptness, bungling, malpractice and bad ethics can be observed in court houses all over this country every day … these incompetents have a seeming unawareness of the fundamental ethics of the profession
Chief Justice Warren Burger
Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge.
David Mellor, British Conservative politician.
It is lawyers who run our civilization for us – our governments, our businesses, our private lives… We cannot buy a home or rent an apartment, we cannot get married or try to get divorced, we cannot leave our property to our children without calling on the lawyers to guide us. To guide us, incidentally, through a maze of confusing gestures and formalities that lawyers have created… The legal trade, in short, is nothing but a high-class racketFred Rodell, Professor of Law, Yale University
The Fiji government and the country’s only pension fund are being accused of deliberately targeting selected pensioners for pension reductions.
The lawyer representing the pensioners says newspaper advertisements placed by the pension fund show the pension cuts are politically motivated. The allegations come after months of controversy over plans by the military-backed government and the National Provident Fund to put pensions on a sound economic footing.
Presenter: Jemima Garrett ABC Australia Pacific Beat
Speaker: Dr Shaista Shameem, principal of the Suva-based law firm ShameemLaw
GARRETT: The Fiji National Provident Fund is in trouble. Even without recent failed investments which saw asset writedowns of 160 million Australian dollars it has a big problem with unfunded pension liabilities.
The Fiji government and the pension fund management are determined to do something about it.
But their plans are being challenged in the High Court by 75-year-old pensioner David Burness, who stands to lose up to 64 per cent of his pension. Mr Burness wants to see a full independent inquiry into the problem before any pension cuts are implemented. Over the past four weekends the Provident Fund has been setting out its position in newspaper advertisements.
Mr Burnesses lawyer, Shaista Shameem, is concerned the pensioners case is being undermined by government censorship and she says the Provident Fund is going too far in making comments on issues that are before the courts.
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March 23, 2011 — Cocoa, used throughout history as a folk medicine, may actually have significant health benefits, according to a new study by Harvard researchers.
Their analysis of 21 studies with 2,575 participants shows that cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure, improvedblood vessel health, and improvement in cholesterol levels, among other benefits.
Eric L. Ding, PhD, of Harvard Medical School says the apparent health benefits come from polyphenolic flavonoids in cocoa that have the potential to prevent heart disease. Flavonoids are antioxidants that are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, tea, wine, and coffee.