Monday, 31 March 2014

She forgoes cancer treatment and dies to have the baby she wanted.


Woman forgoes cancer treatment and dies to have the baby girl she desperately wanted
YouTubeWoman forgoes cancer treatment and dies to have the baby girl she desperately wanted
A US mother who chose to continue carrying her child rather than have cancer treatment to fight a recurring tumour has died just weeks after giving birth.
Elizabeth Joice, 36, gave up everything to be a mother, just for a moment, says her husband, Max.
The New York City resident, known as Liz, was fiercely independent from the very start of her life after the death of her mother and subsequent disappearance of her father, according to theNew York Post.
Sister-in-law Judith said Liz will always be remembered as a fighter. Photo: YouTube.
In September 2010, doctors found some suspicious growths in her lungs.
“The day the doctors called us with the results is also the day I proposed to her,” Max said.
“She said, ‘If it’s terminal, I’m not even going to fight. Let’s travel the world until I keel over.’ ”
“I said, ‘You don’t have the option not to fight’ and proposed to her then,” said Max, who had rushed to the kitchen to produce an engagement ring made of tin foil.
“We got married a month later.”
Max and Elizabeth Joice were married in New York in 2010. Photo: YouTube.
Joice endured four rounds of chemotherapy and surgery to eradicate her Sarcoma.
She was declared cancer-free for three years but longed to have a baby, despite doctors strongly advising against it.
They told Liz that she would never get pregnant. When she did fall pregnant in 2013, it was something of a miracle.
"I totally blew a gasket," Max told the New York Post.
"They said there was no chance this was happening — and here it was happening."
Elizabeth Joice gave up everything to be a mother, just for a moment, says her husband, Max. Photo: YouTube.
Just a month later, doctors told the couple that Liz's tumour was back.
While doctors removed the mass with another surgery, her oncologist couldn't put her under a full-body MRI scan to see if the cancer was spreading because she was pregnant.
Her pregnancy joy quickly turned to heartbreak when she was offered two choices: terminate the pregnancy so she could start cancer treatment, or risk her own life and continue with the pregnancy.
She chose to risk her own life for her baby.
Elizabeth Joice and Max Joice with their newborn baby, Lily Anne. Photo: Facebook.
Her due date was set for March 4, but a surgeon was forced to perform a C-section and Lily Anne Joice was born.
However, tumours invaded her right lung, heart and abdomen almost immediately after giving birth.
She was forced to return to hospital before passing away on March 9.
"We said our goodbyes," Max said.
"It was like something out of a movie. We sat there and cried. We tried to tell stories, talk about all the great things."
"Liz came home five days after Lily was born."
"That one night at home was all we had."
"She had this positive energy that made you want to be the best version of yourself. She was intolerant of self-pity."
Liz was described as strong and fiercely independent by those who loved her. Photo: YouTube.
Sister-in-law Judith said Liz will always be remembered as a fighter.
"With so much to live for, she fought harder than her doctors had ever seen someone fight, overcoming the odds to spend just one more day with Lily and Max. And another. Then another."
"But the struggle could only last for so long."
"Liz had given it all she had, but could not fight anymore."

And if we can win in Kajang why not elsewhere, with or without Anwar, and then Putrajaya, with or without Anwar!

with Thanks to FMT

A critical virtue to good governance

 | March 31, 2014
Umno-BN is bankrupt despite its once vast reserves of goodwill and Pakatan, with or without Anwar, will do well to never forget that power is dangerous without humility
Anwar IbrahimPakatan Rakyat (PR) has promised good governance through transparent and genuine democracy; driving a high performance, sustainable and equitable economy; social justice and human development; federal-state relationship and foreign policy.
All these are contained in its ‘Buku Jingga’ which outlines polices to be undertaken when in Government. We will hold them to these promises. The coalition is committed to the rights and demands of each citizen to be treated equally, and as I have said before, the devil is in the details.
Election of individual partners in the coalition leaves much to be desired but its saving grace is that this weakness is being discussed and debated openly and, refreshingly, by even its own party members.
There have been crossovers to Barisan Nasional (BN) due mainly to the lack of stringent measures when vetting candidates choosing to represent PR, and the leaders of PR are not shy in admitting this weakness, vowing to be more judicious when candidate selections are done in the future.
While greed is prevalent even within PR ranks, it has not been allowed to fester and is certainly frowned upon by all in the coalition. While greed is good in Umno, not so in PR. It has instilled in us the hope that change has finally taken root in our political landscape.
Pakatan Rakyat is the future and it must take over the government for change to happen.
Imagine Umno in Opposition! Imagine Umno berating PR for failing to provide good governance in Parliament. Imagine Umno questioning the process by which government tenders are awarded or negotiated for!
Imagine Umno lamenting the inability of the PR government to police corruption in the police, restore independence in the judiciary and provide for the needs of the less privileged, the minorities, the old and the sick!
It is too delicious a scenario to imagine, but you and I can make that happen!
And while all this is happening within Umno, rest assured that we are watching PR for any diversion to what was promised in its Buku Jingga. Any slackening of its resolve to do as it has promised will be questioned and monitored, and we will not let it rest on its laurels.
Our future prospects are daunting but it promises much, much more that what we have now. Certainly we will win back our dignity and graciousness as a multi racial society that respects our diversity and unity.
There’s hope for Pakatan Rakyat
We will have again our individual and civil liberty to worship to our own beliefs, believe in our own political ideologies. Once again we can take to the streets responsibly to protest against the shortcomings and failures of our government to deliver its promises to the rakyat.
We can all meet in Dataran Merdeka and protest against the slowness of the government to grant the Orang Asli their deserved place in our society. We can protest about a government that we think has failed to uphold the independence of the judiciary.
We can show our displeasure at its failure to appoint a police chief who we feel would be better at eliminating corruption within the force and we can even protest because our protesting have not been acknowledged by the authorities.
And our religious festivities will no longer be an opportunity for political leaders to meet and greet the rakyat for their own selfish purposes.
Race and religion will once again be the individual’s prerogative not the government’s. Our television and radio stations will entertain and educate us. It will no longer be a government medium to disseminate propaganda.
I will be looking to the media to tell me the news as it really is and I will be able to enjoy reading them over breakfast, secure in the knowledge that I will not be reading about “another BN project” or gutter politics!
These are my dreams friends, dreams that are not impossible, dreams that are already in the making in Penang, Selangor and Kelantan, and it is all because of PR. We must thank Mahathir for it because he started it all when he began the prosecution and persecution of Anwar Ibrahim.
Lim Kit Siang, Karpal Singh, Tok Guru and Hadi Awang were the Clint Eastwoods who stood over Mahathir and Umno and told them: ‘Make our day, Punk!’ And they have made our day!
Today there is hope that we can vote to put PR in Putrajaya. Today we are confident enough to say that with or without Anwar, PR will win as it did in Kajang.
And if we can win in Kajang why not elsewhere, with or without Anwar, and then Putrajaya, with or without Anwar!
But above all this, we must remember one thing: humility. In every political victory, always humility. In our dealings with each other, with our political nemesis and peers, always never forget humility.
The lack of humility has made Umno-BN bankrupt despite its once vast reserves of goodwill, affection and trust it had from the people. PR must never forget that power is dangerous without humility!
CT Ali is a reformist who believes in Pakatan Rakyat’s ideologies. He is a FMT columnist.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Joke lagi...." Who belong this pen?"

Aiyah...saw this on Susan's facebook page and simply must share it with you guys...nice way to start Sunday morning. Tqs Susan!

Brilliant Beijing Hotel Brochure.
A friend went to Beijing recently and was given this brochure by the hotel. It is precious.
She is keeping it and reading it whenever she feels depressed. Obviously, it has been translated directly, word for word from Mandarin to English.

Getting There: 
Our representative will make you wait at the airport. The bus to the hotel runs along the lake shore. Soon you will feel pleasure in passing water. You will know that you are getting near the hotel, because you will go round the bend. The manager will await you in the entrance hall. He always tries to have intercourse with all new guests.

The Hotel: 
This is a family hotel, so children are very welcome. We of course are always pleased to accept adultery. Highly skilled nurses are available in the evenings to put down your children. Guests are invited to conjugate in the bar and expose themselves to others. But please note that ladies are not allowed to have babies in the bar. We organize social games, so no guest is ever left alone to play with them self.

The Restaurant: 
Our menus have been carefully chosen to be ordinary and unexciting. At dinner, our quartet will circulate from table to table, and fiddle with you.

Your Room: 
Every room has excellent facilities for your private parts. In winter, every room is on heat. Each room has a balcony offering views of outstanding obscenity! .. You will not be disturbed by traffic noise, since the road between the hotel and the lake is used only by pederasts.

Your bed has been made in accordance with local tradition. If you have any other ideas please ring for the chambermaid. Please take advantage of her. She will be very pleased to squash your shirts, blouses and underwear. If asked, she will also squeeze your trousers.

Above All: 
When you leave us at the end of your holiday, you will have no hope. You will struggle to forget.

steadyaku47 comment: 
Reminded me of my MCKK school days when the quiet of the Library was shattered when the Librarian held up a pen he found on one of the tables there and asked loudly " Who belong this pen?"

If you go through the brochure again you can understand why there so many damm Chinese anywhere you look....there is so much emphasis on sex! ......"pleasure, intercourse, adultery, conjugate, exposing yourself, having babies, play with yourself, fiddling, private parts, being on heat, obscenity, taking advantage of the chambermaid"...aiyah don't these Chinese have anything else on their mind? 

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Selepas hampir 30 tahun peristiwa Memali berlaku, bekas timbalan perdana menteri Tun Musa Hitam mendedahkan bahawa perdana menteri ketika itu Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berada di Kuala Lumpur, bukannya China sebagaimana yang diberitakan sebelum ini.

With thanks to The Malaysian Insider


Selepas hampir 30 tahun, Musa Hitam dedah Dr Mahathir berada di KL ketika peristiwa Memali

MARCH 28, 2014
Tan Sri Musa Hitam yang dahulunya dipersalahkan dengan peristiwa Memali itu mendedahkan bahawa Tun Dr Mahathir yang terlepas kerana mengatakan beliau di China sebenarnya berada di Kuala Lumpur semasa kejadian tersebut. – Gambar diambil dari YouTube, 28 Mac, 2014. Tan Sri Musa Hitam yang dahulunya dipersalahkan dengan peristiwa Memali itu mendedahkan bahawa Tun Dr Mahathir yang terlepas kerana mengatakan beliau di China sebenarnya berada di Kuala Lumpur semasa kejadian tersebut. – Gambar diambil dari YouTube, 28 Mac, 2014.Selepas hampir 30 tahun peristiwa Memali berlaku, bekas timbalan perdana menteri Tun Musa Hitam mendedahkan bahawa perdana menteri ketika itu Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berada di Kuala Lumpur, bukannya China sebagaimana yang diberitakan sebelum ini.
Pendedahan ini dibuat sendiri oleh Musa yang juga menteri keselamatan dalam negeri ketika peristiwa itu berlaku pada 19 November 1985 yang mengorbankan 14 orang dan berpuluh yang lain cedera.
Musa mendedahkan perkara ini dalam Diskusi Politik Malaysia: Dulu dan Sekarang anjuran Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan yang diadakan di Kota Bharu malam kelmarin.
Turut serta bersama beliau sebagai panel adalah naib presiden PAS Datuk Husam Musa dan moderatornya adalah Profesor Madya Datuk Dr Mohmamad Agus Yusof.
Musa ketika menjawab soalan Agus berkata, Dr Mahathir berada di Kuala Lumpur ketika kejadian itu bahkan, "Dua tiga hari selepas kejadian itu pun dia berada di Kuala Lumpur."
Ia disambut oleh Agus dengan berkata "Oh my God," dengan nada terkejut ekoran pendedahan Musa itu kerana media melaporkan Dr Mahathir berada di China ketika kejadian itu berlaku.
"Ok, my God, our God," kata Musa menyambut kenyataan Agus sambil ketawa dengan pendedahan itu.
Dalam diskusi itu juga Musa berkata, "titik hitam dalam politik saya adalah Memali, saya cakap terus terang." Musa berkata, itulah juga yang dinyatakan beliau kepada kawan-kawanya dalam politik dan di mana-mana.
Menurut ensiklopedia bebas, Wikipedia, peristiwa Memali berlaku pada 19 November 1985. Insiden ini mengorbankan 14 orang dan berpuluh-puluh yang lain tercedera serta penahanan beratus-ratus orang.
Kesemua yang ditahan telah dibebaskan kecuali 36 orang.
Mereka ditahan di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA).
Dalam pertempuran antara orang kampung dengan pihak polis, Ustaz Ibrahim Mahmud atau lebih dikenali dengan Ibrahim Libya terbunuh.
Polis memanggil operasi ini sebagai 'Operasi Angkara atau Operasi Hapus'.
"Ketika itu Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad selaku Perdana Menteri Malaysia berada di China," menurut Wikipedia, dan kini baru didedahkan sebaliknya oleh Musa apabila beliau berkata ketika itu Dr Mahathir berada di Kuala Lumpur.
Peristiwa Memali berlaku apabila polis cuba menahan Ibrahim Libya di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) kerana didakwa mengamalkan ajaran sesat.
Ibrahim pula tidak mahu menyerah diri kalau mahu ditahan di bawah ISA. Akibatnya polis merempuh perumahan Ibrahim Libya dan pengikutnya dengan kereta perisai dan mengakibatkan 14 terbunuh.
Musa dipersalahkan dengan peristiwa itu dan Dr Mahathir selaku perdana menteri terlepas kerana dia diberitakan berada di luar negara ketika itu, iaitu China.
Pendedahan Musa hari ini akan memberikan satu episod baru dalam peristiwa hitam ini.
PAS menyifatkan semua yang terbunuh sebagai mati syahid manakala Sultan Kedah Tuanku Abdul Halim menziarahi kubur Allahyarham dan pengikutnya serta menyiramkan air mawar di atas pusara mereka. – 28 Mac, 2014.

MH 370 : Flight recreated in 777 simulator

Flight recreated in 777 simulator

The West Australian

Flight recreated in 777 simulator

Geoffrey Thomas in the 777 simulator at FlightCity, 
Jandakot. Picture: Ian Munro/The West Australia

Nestled in the captain's seat of a Boeing 777, you get a chill up your spine. It is dark outside - inky black, in fact I'm at FlightCity in Jandakot, Australia's only Boeing 777 simulator. It's as real as it gets without flying the real thing. I am about to fly the same route as MH370.

The cockpit is the exact replica and I have a former 777 captain as my co-pilot.
Take-off is effortless and the lights of Kuala Lumpur International Airport quickly disappear below. I call for undercarriage retraction, then flaps up as our speed increases.
A slow turn to the north-east and, once on track, I engage the autopilot to take us to 10,600m for the almost boring flight to Beijing. But this plane and its 239 passengers and crew are not going to Beijing.
The climb is routine and the scene surreal. We burst through the layer of cloud, which is lit up by a half-moon, and the view outside is peaceful. But in the cockpit things are not so tranquil.
At 1.07am, 27 minutes after take-off, I switch off the 777's aircraft communications and reporting system. ACARS sends hourly data reports on the health - or not - of the 777.
It is too easy, merely requiring the press of a button on the flight management computer to my right.
Just 15 minutes later, after a sign-off to Malaysian air traffic control, I turn a knob and kill the plane's transponder that sends our signature to air traffic control. I have now vanished from air traffic control.
If I had wanted to get rid of my co-pilot, as some have suggested may have happened on the ill-fated MH370, it is incredibly easy.
When he leaves the cockpit for a break, I select deny on the cockpit door access switch and he is never coming back. I don't even have to move from my seat.
Back to the flight, a simple twist of the heading select button on the autopilot and depressing the same button puts me on a new course west across Malaysia. I try to climb to 13,700m, the reported highest altitude reached by MH370. It takes a bit of coaxing but I get to 13,100m, the limit of this simulator, which incidentally is the maximum height certified by Boeing for the 777.
Now for the rapid descent, another easy task. Dial in the altitude and vertical speed required and pull back the throttles. The 777 is certified to descend at a maximum 1524m a minute. At 3600m, I head across Malaysia.
My speed has dropped to 600km/h from 950km/h because the air is denser.
Once over the Malacca Strait, I turn north-west. Again, it is easy to dial in a new course of 330 and push select. The 777 obeys my every wish.
My mind wanders to the early hours of March 8 and what was actually happening on the real MH370. I can get up and drive back to my office - the passengers on MH370 could not.
Time for the next turn if I am to reach the accepted final resting place of MH370.
I dial in 180 due south for the heading and 10,600m for the altitude. I press select and the 777 turns slowly but assuredly to meet its fate.
Many suggest that by daybreak on March 8, the passengers and crew on MH370 were already dead - quite probably from induced hypoxia designed to mercifully overwhelm them and put them to sleep. While passengers would have run out of oxygen in 45 minutes, the pilot had four hours.
In my simulator, the sun is rising in the east and I am still wide awake contemplating the mystery of MH370.
What would it be like at the end? I am about to find out. The serenity of the moment is shattered as I cut the fuel to one engine.
The 777's systems cut in with some urgency and compensate for the lack of power from one engine as the flight continues. But all hell is about to break loose as I cut the fuel to the second engine.
The result, I am told, is unpredictable. And it is. It is also utterly terrifying. We try it three times. The first gives a nose-up situation into an aerodynamic stall and then a dive followed by another nose-up. We are on the roller-coaster from hell.
Bells and alarms ring out. It is chaos and suddenly we hit the sea.
On another attempt, I find myself in a flat spin with alarms shattering the eerie silence of engines without power. The control column is shaking violently, the altitude read-out a blur and the forward speed non-existent. I forget I am in a simulator - this is real and I am sweating.
The third is a spiral dive at near supersonic speed. This time the speed tape is to the red. It takes seconds to bring the flight to a ghastly halt.
The drive back to the Osborne Park offices of The Weekend West takes on a different perspective. I can go back to work, back to my darling wife and back to my wonderful life. The 239 passengers of MH370 could not.