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  • ross1948 8:25 pm on April 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Jakarta Wine and Cheese Run, May 25th! Sign Up Soon! 


    The Wine and Cheese 10 k and 5 k Run Sunday 25 May 2014 – a fun event – La Piazza, Bulevard Kelapa Gading Blok M,Sentra.

    Open for registration http://www.wineandcheeseexpo.com/jwcr

  • ross1948 7:54 pm on April 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Prattling Pro-Crimmigrant Clerics in Oz – A Barely Hidden Agenda? 

    I see that some prattling prelate named Jeffrey Driver has been using Easter to play politics.



    He’s an Australian Anglican Archbishop and, deftly forgetting that famous advice when He held up that Roman coin, Driver’s got the cheek to quote Jesus on the queue-jump issue. ‘Let the little children come to me’.”

    But it turns out he’s up to his neck in agitprop anyway, the convener of the Anglican Refugee Network,  no less, and has been a busy old bishop recently, adding his archiepiscopal signature to a condemnation of mandatory detention of children.

    But where’s the logic there? Parents to Manus, kids elsewhere?

    There’s a barely hidden agenda in this. It makes little sense to break up families, and if these children are allowed to skip the detention rule, the obvious next demand by pinko priests (and pastors) will be that the parents get to beat the system too!




    The wise thing to do is send them ALL back to whence they came.

    The same news report reminds us just how divorced these clerics are from mainstream Aussie views, with the Association of Baptist Churches faithfully echoing the grisly Green Party, ranting at the “morally bankrupt” policy the electorate approved, and the Jesuit Refugee Service surely requiring jesuitical logic to justify turning truth on its head by saying that Tony Abbott’s description of illegal immigrants as “illegal” is wrong!

    Given the disorderly conduct of some self-styled ‘Christians,’ disregarding Christ’s exhortation to render unto Caesar, staging ‘sit-ins’ in government offices, instead of behaving like honest citizens and holding lawful demonstrations, one has to agree with Scott Morrison.

     “People are entitled to voice their opinions in an open society and need to do so in accordance with the law.”  http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/asylum-policies-attacked-20140419-36y4w.html#ixzz2zQaRd5cE

     Or shed their clerical vestments and stand for parliament on a pro-crimmigrant platform!



  • ross1948 4:29 pm on April 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘Hate’ Conclave Goes Ahead in Bandung Amid Minority Protests 

    Despite protests from the tiny Shia minority here that the participants are promoting ‘hatred’; the Anti-Shia Alliance are today holding their get-together in Bandung (yes, West Java. of course) but a lot of people in the majority Sunni community are trying to distance themselves from the fanatic conclave.

    Shia spokesman, Hesti Rahardja, said that the planned event would not so much create hatred against the Shia community as a whole, but more against individual Shia followers…“This spirit [of hatred] will surely spread. This is what we are concerned about.” 


    • ahmad-heryawan Heryawan, of the Muslim Brotherhood-style party, PKS
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    • Previously, it was understood West Java’s Governor Heryawan was attening, but it seems he has found better things to do.

    His political courage shone through, though, as he declined to tell the media if he supported the event or not!

    Even the local MUI ‘scholars’ provincial chairman, our old friend Rafani Achyar, has said hs organisation was not invited, so won’t attend.

    But according to the JP report, two leading lights do plan to go.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/20/shiites-protest-anti-shia-declaration-bandung.html


    • Rafani Rafani

    I’d have thought that one could disagree with doctrine but refrain from describing yourself as anti-Shia.

    I disagree with Catholic doctrine, and many other doctrines, but I don’t think of myself as in any way anti-Catholic. Were I, how could i have allowed today’s house-guest continually to switch my tv from the news to the Pope’s Easter mass!

    But here…?

    Respect for religious differences breaks down rapidly if triumphalists feel challenged. A mob of Sunni savages murdered two Shia and burned out an entire village in Sampang.

    And it’s not just ignorant rabble at fault.

    The ghastly Minister of Religious Affairs, Suryadharma Ali, contributed his mite towards tolerance for these harmless people too.


    ali heretical


     Sad, really. 

    Happy Easter, everyone!

  • ross1948 4:17 pm on April 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    UKIP’s Flop Founder – The Sourest Grapes of Wrath! 

    One has to ask what motivates a man like Alan Sked, who founded UKIP years ago and led it precisely nowhere.

    Now that Nigel Farage has tken it to the brink of break-through (and that’s underestinating its electoral prospects) Sked turns on hiis successor savagely....he described Mr Farage as ‘alcoholic, dim and racist’   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2608676/UKIP-founder-calls-Farage-dim-racist-alcoholic-poll-says-MP.html

    Sked at some point in his negligible political career felt that Britain’s deliverance from the EUSSR was the top priority. Thanks to Farage, that priority is high on the nation’s agenda.


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    • Yet Sked chooses this moment to disgorge the sourest grapes imaginable?

    We all have regrets, no doubt, about how our performance, in politics or in any field, might have been better.

    But when somebody else is doing a grand job, how sorry a sight to see such petty back-biting. . 

  • ross1948 1:03 pm on April 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    The Impartial Indonesia Expat – Not Me – It’s A Good Glossy Mag! 

    Finally got my act together this Sunday morning – ooops, arvo – the whiff of toasting bacon sandwiches works wonders on that lingering Jim Beam effect!

    So I offer something like a magazine review.

    I don’t always get the expat mags out here in the northwest part of Jakarta, but since I wander off into town quite often, usually somebody’s got copies lying around. Hence I came across the March issue of Indonesia Expat and it was a fascinating read, focused on smoking.



    What caught my eye, apart from the incredibly beautiful Ineke Selly holding a ‘vape,’ on the front page, was the sheer snobbery of many ex-smokers.

    I say ‘ex’ rather than ‘non’ because it frequently transpires that those who have given up the enjoyable habit are the most venomous in their subsequent intolerance.

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    • Okay, that’s said to be true of people who get or change religion too, but I find the supercilious tone very grating.

    We have some Austrian bloke saying that pople who don’t smoke are ‘hipper, trendier, more successful and active,’ which makes me all the more of gladsome mind that I still puff away. ‘Hip’ and ‘trendy’ signify pretentious and boring to me.

    But then he goes on to be downright offensive, saying that we smokers are likely to be ‘lower class and less successful.’

    He’s done all right for himself, risen to high rank in the NEO Hotel chain, and although he doesn’t specify how recently he quit, most of his rise and rise in the hotel trade must have occurred while he was still a non ‘hip,’ and non’ trendy,’ unsuccessful, low-class smoker like me. 


    Smoking did not detract from HIS successful status at all.


    braveheart FREEDOM!


    • Compare his disdain for those who don’t share his personal tastes to the laid-back Laiman, the Indonesian guy who runs a Padang eatery downtown. Even the bule reporter who interviews him cannot help but be impressed with Laiman’s take on life….”a good way to spend the day, smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee, chatting with friends..”

    Heck, must be a common ancestor somewhere back!

    Anyway, both sides get a hearing.

    The Indonesia Expat promised not to preach and it kept its word.

    AND they helpfully published a whole page listing non-smoking Jakarta restos – makes it all the easier to avoid them!

    All in all, an unusually (and surprisingly) fair effort! 


  • ross1948 12:46 am on April 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Kpop House Gathering? May 4th, Jakarta! 

  • ross1948 10:25 pm on April 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Britannia Dolorosa – Sectarian Sex Segregation in Britain’s Class-Rooms! 

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    Britannia weeps for her daughters


    Department of Education inspectors said that girls in a school at the centre of the so-called “Trojan Horse” plot were forced to sit at the back of the class, some Christian pupils were left to “teach themselves” and an extremist preacher was invited to speak to children.

    You can read the whole sickening story of how a pack of primitives have imported backward bigotry into British schools, right there on the link.

    But what I want to write about is WHY this report, clearly of vital concern to every decent Briton, and especially every British parent, ONLY became public knowledge due to a ‘leak!?!’

    Whoever arranged the leak deserves a medal, but those whose job it is to cleanse the class-rooms of jihadist jerks are OUTRAGED!




    A spokesman for Park View Educational Trust said: “This is a confidential draft report which the trust is entitled to respond to within a given timescale and it should not have been made public. We are extremely disappointed that our entitlement to confidentiality has been breached and we will not comment any further.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10775755/State-schools-isolate-non-Muslims.html

    Of course they’re entitled to respond, Not just entitled - they’d damn well better respond, and have a good explanation for why this disgraceful situation has come to pass.

    Or else just resign en masse and let somebody take over who understands that the schools are in the UK, not the UAE or somewhere worse!

    But meantime the horrid revelations should be the talk of every public place and private home across the realm.

    AND in Parliament, where any Government worth its salt should be announcing plans to round up the sectarians bent on subverting British schools and British values and deporting them.


    out with them



    Multicult in action – as rotten as it gets!

    If people will not leave their backward baggage behind when they migrate to a civilised country, they should stay home – be sent there, no ifs, no buts, no nonsense.




  • ross1948 7:40 pm on April 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Jakarta Rape Case – Child Sex Abuse ‘Gone On For Years!’ – Senior Ministry Official 

    In a brief statement reported in Tempo.com today, a senior official with Indonesia’s Ministry of Eduction and Culture dropped a bombshell –  sexual abuse at Jakarta International School ( JIS ) is suspected to have gone on for years!


    • ————

    Lydia Freyani Hawadi, Director General of Early Learning (Non – Formal and Informal Education)  is quoted as saying there’s another parent claiming children had experienced similar incidents. Lydia told those present that in this case, the parental preference was to keep quiet and just communicate with the school by email! 


    My immediate reaction to this revelation is what the hell kind of parents would hear their kids had been sexually assaulted and then restrict their response to sending an email.

    I’d have gone out and bought a shotgun!

    But Lydia perhaps anticipated such reactions – she explained the difference in addressing this was due to differences in the communication styles of Western and Eastern cultureshttps://id.berita.yahoo.com/kekerasan-seksual-di-jis-sudah-bertahun-tahun-033839812.html

    I’m not sure about this at all.  Who’s she talking about?

    Indonesian parents love their children just as much as Western parents. The couple whose kindergarten son is in the news right now are a mixed marriage, Dutch guy, local wife. They are raising Cain, as most everybody I know would too.

    And we know that lots of local people don’t hesitate to see rough justice done – every so often, we read of street-crims being beaten to death by angry crowds. 


     Lydia- who does she think she is, saying it’s how kids dress that’s at issue??


    I reckon this outburst will result in a storm.

    So I’m not going to speculate. Nevertheless, I have to pick up one bizarre comment from Lydia which shows she herself suffers from some sort of ‘cultural’ hang-ups, a silly remark about how JIS students dress in a ‘free and minimal’ way. 

    Having been there some time ago, I can say they don’t.

    The teen girls dress like normal teens at any non-uniform school, but I never saw anything untoward.

    Lydia, however, takes an incredibly narrow-minded view that schools should guide students to dress neatly and politely so as not to trigger a negative event!




    With all due respect, Ma’am, that’s hogwash.

    You begin to sound like the pathetic Suryadharma Ali, the embarrassment who holds the post of Minister of Religious Affairs. He came out wth the clownish conclusion that skirts that expose female knees are bad and that his view was a ‘universal criterion!

    At the time, we all had a good laugh at such a benighted mentality!

    But we are now dealing with a very serious issue. Don’t fall back on that aurat stuff! Don’t point fingers at youngsters’ fashions! Catch and hammer  child-molestors till they beg for mercy! 

    Negative events are not triggered by how kids dress but are the fault of sick perverts who cannot restrain their primitive passions!

    But Tempo’s report again notes that the JIS Principal refused point-blank to answer any questions at his press conference this week – instead, as Tempo pointedly puts it, he fled towards the elevator.

    Tempo also says nobody’s picking up the phone at JIS. That might just be because the school will be closed for the Easter weekend!

    However, I believe it’s time for a longer statement and that some questions must be answered!

  • ross1948 3:38 pm on April 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Oz Versus Bludgers – First the Good News! 


    • Asylum-seeker registrations in Indonesia down by 80 per cent

      The Australian-
      AUSTRALIA’S hard-line strategy against people smuggling has reduced asylum-seeker registrations in Indonesia by more than 80 per cent this …
    •  Oz should learn from America’s error
      Then the bad news!

      Despite the awful example of the USA, where illegals weasel into California, Texas and other states, pop out a few kids then use these ‘anchor-babies’ to seek a way of avoiding deportation, some court is actually hearing a case from bludgers trying the same trick in Oz!


      Lawyers for Ferouz argue that because he was born in Australia he should be given an Australian passport and not be described as an asylum seeker.


      So if my cat gets pregnant and crawls into the neighbour’s dog’s kennel one stormy night to give birth, her offspring are therefore puppies?



      I will only offer an excellent quote from Ann Coulter, who recently told a crowded college ausitorium on Lincoln Day that  “the theory of anchor babies is ‘if I successfully break into your house, I get to own it. And if I don’t own it, then at least my kids do, but don’t punish the children, I told them we own the house,’’ she said.



      Coulter said a shift in thinking has caused Americans to view immigration in a skewed way.

      “It’s this weird idea that’s taken hold that it’s somehow unfair for America to skim the cream to get the best immigrants we can get,” she said. “I think we ought to be bringing in people who are better than us, not worse than us.


  • ross1948 2:12 pm on April 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    JIS Case Goes International – Lawyer Says Dutch Embassy Approached 

    Since readers are clearly concerned about developments in the alleged rape case at Jakarta International School ( JIS ) I’m trying to piece together news not so far covered in the English-language media here.

    Today’s latest is a statement from the lawyer representing the parents of the kindergarten victim, that because the father is a Dutch citizen, the Netherlands Embassy has become involved.


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    • While foreign embassies can and must pay heed to problems their citizens encounter here, I’m not sure what if any difference this involvement will make to the proposed legal action attorney O C Kaligis is planning.  Interestingly, it seems that JIS was once known as the Joint Embassy School, though the Dutch Embassy was not one of those involved in the original diplomatic sponsorship.
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    What Mr. Kaligis’ statement will do is widen overseas attention, which, judging from my viewing stats is already significant. Since I only use English and occasionally Indonesian, I don’t usually get all that many from Continental Europe.

    But the past few days have been different, and since I didn’t know till now that one of the parents was Dutch, I wasn’t sure why.

    Now I do.


    Predators and Child Molestors


    “Certainly we will sue the school, ” says Mr. Kaligis..  http://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2014/04/17/1609030/Kejahatan.Seksual.di.JIS.Kedubes.Belanda.Dilibatkan 

    One of the frustrating things about some headline-hitting court cases here is how they seem to fade away, leaving the public in the dark about what, if any, outcome emerges from  police investigation.

    But it looks like this story will run and run.  

    Quite right, I hear you say, and I agree.

    But I do still wonder why so many similarly horrific reports from non-international schools ( and other places)  do not get the same day-after-day saturation coverage - a double standard somewhere in the background?  



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