Let Your Light Shine

http://bible.us/Matt5.14.NKJV “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Fikile Mbalula at Cape Town

Interesting what the Sports Minister said when he was talking about people buying ANC branch member loyalty: (this was taken off the Mail & Guardian)

“Try as much as possible to stay away from the dirty money. If you can’t avoid the temptation, chow the money and keep quiet. And when they come for their money, just say ‘siyibambile’ [we’ve got it].”

Here’s another one:

“People sing songs to redefine the theory of the struggle and not engage in debate. When you can’t engage in debate, the best thing you can do is to sing. The revolution is not about singing,” he said.”

Lastly, his comment on appointing leaders with no agenda, who sing instead of debate

“You must understand and characterise this particular period’s problem, because if you are just going to talk about names and do not speak politics you are going to have names, elect people and then, after Mangaung, those people don’t have an agenda.

“They start going up and down, crisscrossing the country like K-Ci and JoJo [an R&B duo from the United States]. They are singing because they don’t have a vision.”

Credit: http://mg.co.za/article/2012-10-19-00-my-soul-is-intact-says-mbalula

 

Disclaimer: I find it prudent that I put this disclaimer here. I am not involved with politics, nor am I on a spree of some sort against any of our political leaders. I read a lot of things, most relating to technology and politics. I then quote what I find interesting or even funny, on my blog.

Uneducated Public

This is a post from a comment in an article by The Economist. The comment was made by an ‘Otto Beckman‘. I chose it as my quote of the day as nothing comes close to the truth than the first sentence of the comment.

“An uneducated voting public only votes on the basis of skin color. Until an educated public will support two equally strong political parties, the country will only go downhill.
Thus the fears of the worst racists will have been unfairly confirmed.”

Boycotting TechCrunch.com

I know I’m a nobody in a small town from some country where people think we have lions as pets, that doesn’t matter.
It became a habit to get home and open techcrunch.com, read up about all the start-ups and what they are doing to try change the way we do things.

The site is useful, but there’s one huge problem I have about them; they are ‘iSheep’. Their journalism and editorial is becoming an insult to people’s intelligence.
It’s okay for individual authors to have certain preferences, but I think they take it too far when they bash everything that stands on Apple’s way.
My observation’s that as Google and other companies have been spending more on Research and Development (evidenced by their financials), Apple hasn’t been upping their spend enough. Though journalists tend to say that Apple has $100 billion ‘in the bank’, it technically does not. It has about a quarter of that amount (the rest is long-term investments, even if they are marketable securities, they are not ‘cash’).

So one would naturally expect Apple to trail behind in ‘innovation’. Anyways, now there’s this TechCrunch site that just keeps promoting Apple, to a terrible extent where everything else (Google, Nokia, Microsoft, RIM) are being bashed almost from every corner.

I don’t wanna write an essay, but this here posted today is what made me just stop going to TechCrunch:

There’s also a chance that Google will announce a new range of Nexus 7 tablets, perhaps with a model costing as low as $100 and another with 64GB of storage.

The event happens the Monday after Apple’s iPad mini event and the launch of Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface. Intentional timing? You bet. With every announcement, Google is pushing its own branded hardware more than ever before.

No matter what’s announced, we’ll be there in force, ready to liveblog the action no matter how boring or dull it might be. [Emphasis is mine]

So this is the end of TechCrunch for me 🙂 I hope that in future AOL gets decent journalists to write stories, not the elementary rubbish that’s sometimes written.