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  • ross1948 12:11 am on April 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Indonesia Career Expo, Mataram - 22/23 April   

    Indonesia Career Expo, Mataram – 22/23 April 

  • ross1948 2:54 pm on April 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , beaches, , , Flores, government meddling, , , , , Kuta, legian, , , ,   

    Prohibition Indonesia – Bali Exempt…Sort Of! 

    Had to get out and about last night to survey the expat reaction to the embryonic ‘creeping shariah’ diktat we’ve already covered here.



    Also to preempt the decree, by sinking as much vin rouge as possible – hence my delayed home-coming (fell asleep on the busway and ended up in Pluit) and my very late emergence today. 

    Not hard to gauge opinion – it was the first thing just about EVERYBODY at the party spoke about. My fellow-attendees included Brits, Canadians, Germans, French and Australians – there was a mood of restrained alarm, many a finger crossed that sanity might yet prevail.

    Some drew consolation from the fact that even government ministers must soon grasp that any such nationwide ban on booze would devastate Bali’s tourist trade.


    • australia_bondi_beach_1010_girls_01 That’s Bondi beach, not Bali’s – but a nice photo, yeah?
    • —————–
    • And sure enough, a small grain of sense has percolated through. However, the ‘exemption’ of the Isle of the Gods is not as sensible as the Jakarta Post headline might lead us to hope.

    Instead of leaving well enough alone, the ‘exemption’ ensures that minimarkets, food stalls, street vendors and beachside vendors will no longer be allowed to sell beer or other beverages with an alcohol content of between 1 and 5 percent. Thirsty tourists will thus no longer be able to walk out of their hotels or flop-houses and buy a beer two yards  from the door. That’s how densely populated Kuta and Legian, at least, are, in terms of mini-marts.

    Instead, a cumbersome network of local government meddling is to be imposed. In Kuta, for example, six customary villages would establish village-owned enterprises to manage the hundreds of beachside beer vendors…

    Wayan Swarsa, chairman of the customary village council (MADP) is planning to establish an enterprise for Kuta, Legian, Tuban, Kerobokan and Kedonganan.

    Kuta Square Bali Kuta Square

    No disrespect to Pak Wayan, but what benefits accrue from local councils running a business already running perfectly well in the hands of free enterprise?  The more state bureaucracies get involved – and I’m not singling out Bali here; it’s a nationwide problem – then the greater the risk of corruption.

    Of course by making these arrangements for Bali, the Government is displaying a clear disregard for all those other areas in the archipelago which aspire to attract tourists.

    borobudur-main-entrance Borobudur, Jogja

    Jogjakarta, with its magnificent architectural heritage, Lombok, Flores, not to mention Jakarta itself, are eager to bring tourists and their money to boost local economies.

    President Jokowi was Jakarta’s Governor, for pity’s sake, and knows this to be true.

    Meanwhile, back at the party, one Canadian demurred from the chorus of condemnation, reminding us that Ontario too has archaic, backward regulation of alcohol.


    Very true!

    But it is nothing like the nightmare vision the Indonesian Government offers us, not just the kind of priggish restrictions residents of Stratford, Kitchener and Mississauga must deal with, but a ban on the very act of pouring a beer down your throat on a tropical Sunday arvo.

  • ross1948 10:34 am on April 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 21/23 April, ,   

    Hospital Expo, Surabaya, 21/23 April 

  • ross1948 9:38 am on April 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Plan Expo. Surabaya   

    Plan Expo, Surabaya, 18th April 

    Planopolis 2015 Plan Expo (Closing Event) Surabaya

  • ross1948 11:25 pm on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 18/19th April, Lomba Java Robot Contest,   

    Lomba Java Robot Contest, Surabaya, 18-19th April 


    Lomba JAVA ROBOT CONTEST VI SUROBOYO (Sinau Robot Lan Budoyo)

    Ini adalah LOMBA ROBOT TINGKAT NASIONAL untuk pelajar SD, SMP, SMA/SMK


    • BOI Battle (Untuk SD sederajat)
    • Neker Strike (Untuk SMP sederajat)
    • Arundati Warrior (Untuk SMA Sederajat)


  • ross1948 11:18 pm on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Day of Silence, extremist teachers, , NUT, , ,   

    Shameless Indoctrination in US and UK Schools! 

    There is a clear and present risk to children in Anglo-Saxon countries – probably in most Western lands, but today’s post concerns both the USA and the UK.

    The danger comes via deliberate, conscienceless indoctrination by pro-pervert teachers.



    Poor sad Canada has just about disappeared down the decadent drain already! Toronto the Good? A Fading Memory, As Freaks Stalk Rest-Rooms… 

    So today an appeal just for American and British parental attention, first to this cri de couer from America’s AFA – it concerns an ‘educational’ version of indecent assault – 

    The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. 




    This year, GLSEN is urging teen students to practice openly homosexual activism in the public classroom on Friday, April 17.

    On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day-even during instructional time-to promote GLSEN’s socio-political goals.

    Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes. Please join the national effort to restore to public education a proper understanding of the role of government-subsidized schools.




    You can help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child’s school allows students to remain silent during instructional time on the Day of Silence.

    If students will be permitted to remain silent, parents can express their opposition most effectively by calling their children out of school on the Day of Silence and sending letters of explanation to their administrators, their children’s teachers, and all school board members. One reason this is effective is that most school districts lose money for each student absence.

    School administrators err when they allow the classroom to be disrupted and politicized by granting students permission to remain silent throughout an entire day.

    Visit for complete information on opposing the Day of Silence.


    1. Call your local schools and ask whether they permit students or teachers to remain silent in the classroom on “Day of Silence.” IMPORTANT: Do not ask any administrator, school board member, or teacher if the school sponsors, endorses, or supports DOS. Schools do not technically sponsor the Day of Silence. Technically, it is students, often students in the gay-straight alliance, who sponsor it. Many administrators will tell you that they do not sponsor the DOS when, in fact, they do permit students and sometimes even teachers to remain silent during instructional time. Also ask administrators whether they permit teachers to create lesson plans to accommodate student silence.

    2. Find out what date the event is planned for your school. (The national date in 2015 is Friday, April 17, but some schools observe DOS on a different date).

    3. Inform the school of your intention to keep your children home on that date and explain why.




    Meanwhile, back in the Old Country,  where an election is due next month, the  National Union of Teachers (NUT) has called  on every party to make it compulsory for all schools’ sex education policies to include a positive portrayal of same sex relationships, promoting LGBT History Month in all schools, and encouraging schools to develop a curriculum that is inclusive of LGBT issues.

    Some demented bint named Christine Blower, who holds high office, with a shockingly high salary, in the NUT – and whose extremism is acknowledged even by other leftwing union agitators….



    …;expanded on this disgusting rant.  “Future governments must tackle the embedded homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia that exist in some schools,” Blower added. “Lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people are all part of their local school communities as teachers, support staff, students, parents, and governors.”

    No wonder Chris McGovern, Chairman ofCampaign for Real Education, is appalled. He recognises what’s ging on as brain-washing.  “The rights of groups who oppose gay marriage on sincere religious grounds should be respected as much as those who support gay marriage. Thought control should not be promoted by the NUT,” McGovern said.

    And all praise to Antonia Tully, national coordinator of Safe at School – 

    “It’s quite clear that the new rules for schools actively to promote so-called ‘British values’ are all about indoctrinating children with a homosexual ideology. The prospect that schools will have to champion homosexuality or risk being downgraded by Ofsted strips all parents of their right to educate their own children about sexual morality!” (LifeSiteNews.com

  • ross1948 10:08 am on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , breathalyser, , dangdut bars, dimly-lit stalls, drunk, , , , tourism, under the influence   

    All Our Tomorrows – Jakarta Pedestrians Breathalysed? 

    Another slow start today, so time for a new update!

    Further to our shock/horror post yesterday..… the Jakarta Post has more details on the ‘creeping shariah’ scheme to outlaw alcohol. As predicted, there are indications it will create two-tier rights, tourists likely licensed to swill, locals not.

    But not exactly – there’s mention of ‘five-star hotels,’ implying wealthy foreigners will be more privileged than less moneyed visitors from overseas.

    Back-packers go thirsty, while limousine liberal lushes luxuriate over libations in air-con lounges. 


    • avoid Five-star tourists
    • ————————
    • Then again, that’s a not inaccurate reflection of local life here!

    But the ‘shariah’ aspect may come unstuck in this aspect – rich Arabs knocking back booze in posh places while co-religionists among the native population face jail-time for the same activity in one of those ‘dimly-lit stalls’ we keep hearing about?


    • rosa daning
    • Or in one of those great dangdut bars I like so very much?



    But it’s not just selling, buying or being caught in the act of slaking one’s thirst on a sultry evening that will place us in peril – get a load of this! 

    – Article 19
    Any person under the influence of alcohol will face one to five years in prison and fines of between Rp 20
    million and Rp 100 million for disturbing public order and threatening the safety of others.

    Note carefully – not the good old ‘D and D’ – that drunk and disorderly charge which arises through brawls and noisy disturbance of an otherwise tranquil night. That’s a fair cop, guv, as Londoners might have said when London was an English city.




    But that clause reads as if just being ‘under the influence’ is equivalent to being a menace!

    Maybe I’m interpreting it wrongly, but in this climate of legislative intolerance, who knows?

    What does ‘under the influence’ mean?

    Collapsed on the side-walk?

    Unable to walk a straight line?

    Smiling foolishly as you make your way home through Jakarta’s dark streets?

    If a cop gets hold of you and you can’t clearly answer his questions, will it be a mis-communication through inebriation, or the language barrier?



    • JazPen 10:28 am on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I knew you would go to town on this one, Ross.
      Do you think they really will go through with this madness? Bali tourism will collapse.

      My worry is you could be right. Your next headline might read ‘Indonesia Truly Arabia.’

    • Alvin 10:53 am on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You declaring a personal interest?

    • Frank 1:11 pm on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Not planning to leave? You disagreed with the NOW magazine editorial a week ago, but this booze news must have made you think again.

  • ross1948 12:01 am on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Korean Culture Day   

    Korean Culture Day, Depok, 18th April 


    Korean Culture Day 2015 – UI Depok

    Tanggal: 18 April 2015

    Tempat: Balairung UI Depok

    Waktu: 10.00 – 17.00 WIB

    Harga tiket masuk:

    • Presale: Rp. 40.000
    • On the spot: Rp. 50.000

    Korean Culture Day 2015

    Program acara yang akan berlangsung antara lain:

    • Talkshow: “All about K-Pop Concert in Indonesia”
    • Performances:
      • Little Lambs
      • Arumba BIPA
      • Sinden
      • Gukgasarang
      • Dance Campuran (Liga Tari)
      • Dance & Singing Cover
    • Bazaar
    • Pameran Pendidikan
  • ross1948 11:45 pm on April 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blue penis, , Liberal Democrats, , weird tattoo man   

    Clegg’s Colourful Brummie Booster! 

    ‘My eyeballs are stained, it’s also known as an eyeball tattoo. I’ve got pirates on me, aliens on me and I’ve got a blue penis. My penis is blue.’  He also had his nipples cut off six months ago in a bid to provide himself with a smoother canvas and keeps the discarded body parts in his freezer ‘next to my sprouts.’




    No Comment needed -so far!


    For all that though, Mr Body Art says employers should take him seriously and look beyond his personal appearance to what’s inside. ‘I personally find it really difficult to get my head around it because there are companies out there that employ people on merit,’ he fumes.


    Legal: Mr Body Art shows off a passport emblazoned with his unusual self-chosen name

    His spare time is being spent helping the local branch of the Liberal Democrats campaign ahead of the election, although he admits that people often wish to talk about his body modifications rather than Lib Dem policies.

    No doubt.

    The former are more impressive than the latter!

    Read more:

  • ross1948 11:10 pm on April 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Easter worship, , , , ,   

    Jogjakarta Fanatics Demand Ban on Christian Worship! 



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