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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friendship Poem

Golden Friend

You are friendly, kind and caring
Sensitive, loyal and understanding
Humorous, fun, secure and true
Always there... yes that's you.

Special, accepting, exciting and wise
Truthful and helpful, with honest blue eyes
Confiding, forgiving, cheerful and bright
Yes that's you... not one bit of spite.

You're one of a kind, different from others
Generous, charming, but not one that smothers
Optimistic, thoughtful, happy and game
But not just another... in the long chain.

Appreciative, warm and precious like gold
Our friendship won't tarnish or ever grow old
You'll always be there, I know that is true
I'll always be here... always for you.

Biography for Barack Obama

Date of Birth
4 August 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Birth Name
Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

Nickname
Barry
Bama
Rock
The One

Height
1.87 m

Mini Biography
Barack Obama was born to a white American mother, Ann Dunham, and a black Kenyan father, Barack Obama, Sr., who were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left for Harvard, she and Barack stayed behind, and his father ultimately returned alone to Kenya, where he worked as a government economist. Barack's mother remarried an Indonesian oil manager and moved to Jakarta when Barack was six. He later recounted Indonesia as simultaneously lush and a harrowing exposure to tropical poverty. He returned to Hawaii, where he was brought up largely by his grandparents. The family lived in a small apartment - his grandfather was a furniture salesman and an unsuccessful insurance agent and his grandmother worked in a bank - but Barack managed to get into Punahou School, Hawaii's top prep academy. His father wrote to him regularly but, though he traveled around the world on official business for Kenya, he visited only once, when Barack was ten.

Obama attended Columbia University, but found New York's racial tension inescapable. He became a community organizer for a small Chicago church-based group for three years, helping poor South Side residents cope with a wave of plant closings. He then attended Harvard Law School, and in 1990 became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. He turned down a prestigious judicial clerkship, choosing instead to practice civil-rights law back in Chicago, representing victims of housing and employment discrimination and working on voting-rights legislation. He also began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School. Eventually he ran as a Democrat for the state senate seat from his district, which included both Hyde Park and some of the poorest ghettos on the South Side, and won.

In 2004 Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, representing Illinois, and gained national attention by giving a rousing and well-received keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. In 2008 he ran for president as a democrat and won. He is set to become the 44th president of the Unites States and the first African-American ever elected to that position

Friday, April 10, 2009

Internet Business

This song is so touching...

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Little child
Dry your crying eyes
How can I explain
The fear you feel inside
�cause you were born
Into this evil world
Where man is killing man
and no one knows just why

What have we become
Just look what we have done
All that we destroyed
You must build again

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
�cause when the children sing
Then the new world begins

Little child
You must show the way
To a better day
For all the young
�cause you were born
For the world to see
That we all can live
with love and peace

No more presidents
And all the wars will end
One united world under God

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
�cause when the children sing
Then the new world begins

What have we become
Just look what we have done
All that we destroyed
You must build again

No more presidents
And all the wars will end
One united world under God

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
�cause when the children sing
The new world begins

What have we become
Just look what we have done
All that we destroyed
You must build again

No more presidents
And all the wars will end
One united world under God

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
�cause when the children fight
Let them know it ain�t right
When the children pray
Let them know the way
�cause when the children sing
Then the new world begins..

Inspirational Quotes and Inspiring Quotes

A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing; Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!
-- Thomas A. Kempis

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
-- Mark Twain

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.
-- Mary Kay Ash

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
-- Hendry David..

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.
--Oscar Wilde

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
-- Marian Anderson

Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.
-- Jesse Herman Holmes

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
-- Phillips Brooks

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
-- Mary Kay Ash

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
-- Dr. Dale Turner

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
-- Voltaire

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
-- David Seabury

Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.
-- Nolan Bushnell

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
-- Louisa May Alcott

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
-- Will Rogers

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret B. Runbeck

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
-- Leon J. Suenes

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.
-- Golda Meir

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
-- Agatha Christie

I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
-- Martina Navratilova

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
-- Louisa May Alcott

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
-- Martha Washington

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
-- Margaret Fuller

If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
-- Mary Pickford

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
-- Glenn Clark

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
-- Jonathan Winters

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
-- John Ruskin

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
-- James Anthony Froude

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.
-- Mabel Newcomber

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
-- Seneca

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
-- Harold B. Melchart

Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
-- Brendan Francis

No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval.
-- Minot Simons

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
-- Mary Shelley

Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
-- Ralph Blum

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
-- Oscar Wilde

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.
-- Julie Andrews

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
--Hendry Wadsworth Lonfellow

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
-- Charles Dickens

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
-- Evan Esar

The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.
-- William Mather Lewis

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
-- Aristotle

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
-- William Wordsworth

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
-- Elbert Hubbard

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
-- Mark Twain

The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.
-- Thomas Edison

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now.
-- Joan Baez

Indonesian legislative election, 2009

Legislative elections for the 132 seats of the Regional Representatives Council and the 560 seats of the People's Representative Council were held in Indonesia on 9 April 2009. Over 60 parties registered for the elections, but only 34 originally met the eligibility requirements. However, on 15 August, following a successful legal challenge, another four parties were permitted to join the contest, making 38 in total. The total number of candidates is 11,219.

Parties

A total of 38 parties met the requirements to be allowed to participate in the national elections, with a further six contesting in Aceh only. Among the requirements is that 30 percent of candidates are women. The table shows the parties together with the numbers they will use during the campaign and that will appear on the ballot papers.

Number Party Ideology Chair
Parties contesting nationally
1 People's Conscience Party (Partai Hati Nurani Rakyat, Partai Hanura) Pancasila Wiranto
2 Concern for the Nation Functional Party (Partai Karya Peduli Bangsa) Pancasila H.R. Hartono
3 Indonesian Workers and Employers Party (Partai Pengusaha dan Pekerja Indonesia) Pancasila Daniel Hutapea
4 National People's Concern Party (Partai Peduli Rakyat Nasional) Pancasila Amelia Achmad Yani
5 Great Indonesia Movement Party (Partai Gerakan Indonesia Raya, Gerindra) Pancasila Suhardi
6 National Front Party (Partai Barisan Nasional, Barnas) Pancasila Vence Rumangkang
7 Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan Indonesia) Pancasila Meutia Farida Swasono
8 Prosperous Justice Party (Partai Keadilan Sejahtera) Islam Tifatul Sembiring
9 National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional) Pancasila Sutrisno Bachir
10 New Indonesia Party of Struggle (Partai Perjuangan Indonesia Baru) Pancasila Kartini Syahrir
11 Sovereignty Party (Partai Kedaulatan) Pancasila Oesman Sapta
12 Regional Unity Party (Partai Persatuan Daerah) Pancasila Adhie M Massardi
13 National Awakening Party (Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa) Pancasila Muhamin Iskandar
14 Indonesian Youth Party (Partai Pemuda Indonesia) 1945 Constitution & Pancasila Hasanuddin Yusuf
15 Indonesian National Party Marhaenism (Partai Nasional Indonesia Marhaenisme) Teachings of Sukarno Sukmawati Sukarnoputri
16 Democratic Renewal Party (Partai Demokrasi Pembaruan, PDP) Pancasila Roy BB Janis
17 Functional Party of Struggle (Partai Karya Perjuangan) Pancasila Jackson Kumaat
18 National Sun Party(Partai Matahari Bangsa) Islam Imam Addaruqutni
19 Indonesian Democratic Vanguard Party (Partai Penegak Demokrasi Indonesia) Pancasila Mentik Budiwiyono
20 Democratic Nationhood Party (Partai Demokrasi Kebangsaan) Pancasila Ryaas Rasyid
21 Archipelago Republic Party (Partai Republik Nusantara) Pancasila Syarir MS
22 Vanguard Party (Partai Pelopor) Pancasila Eko Suryo Sancoyo
23 Golkar Party (Partai Golongan Karya) Pancasila Jusuf Kalla
24 United Development Party (Partai Persatuan Pembangunan) Islam Suryadharma Ali
25 Prosperous Peace Party (Partai Damai Sejahtera) Pancasila Ruyandi Hutasoit
26 Indonesian National Populist Fortress Party (Partai Nasional Benteng Kerakyatan Indonesia) Nationalism Erros Djarot
27 Crescent Star Party (Partai Bulan Bintang) Islam MS Kaban
28 Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan) Pancasila Megawati Sukarnoputri
29 Reform Star Party (Partai Bintang Reformasi) Islam Bursah Zarnubi
30 Patriot Party (Partai Patriot) Pancasila Yapto S Soemarno
31 Democratic Party (Partai Demokrat) Pancasila Hadi Utomo
32 Indonesian Democratic Party of Devotion (Partai Kasih Demokrasi Indonesia) Pancasila Roy Rening
33 Prosperous Indonesia Party (Partai Indonesia Sejahtera) Pancasila Budiyanto Darmastono
34 Ulema National Awakening Party (Partai Kebangkitan Nasional Ulama) Islam Choirul Anam
41 Freedom Party (Partai Merdeka) Pancasila &
1945 Constitution
Rosmawi Hasan
42 Indonesian Nahdlatul Community Party (Partai Persatuan Nahdlatul Ummah Indonesia) Islam Syukron Ma'mun
43 Indonesian Unity Party (Partai Sarikat Indonesia) Pancasila Rahardjo Tjakraningrat
44 Labor Party (Partai Buruh) Pancasila Muchtar Pakpahan
Parties contesting in Aceh only
35 Prosperous and Safe Aceh Party (Partai Aceh Aman Sejahtera) - Ghazali Abbas Adan
36 Aceh Sovereignty Party (Partai Daulat Atjeh) - Nurkalis
37 Independent Voice of the Acehnese Party (Partai Suara Independen Rakyat Aceh, SIRA) - Taufiq Abda
38 Aceh People's Party (Partai Rakyat Aceh) - Ridwan H Mukthar
39 Aceh Party (Partai Aceh) - Muzakkir Manaf
40 Aceh Unity Party (Partai Bersatu Aceh)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Inspirational Story



Trees That Wood

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty."

Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull."

Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me."

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter" ... and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree a woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one", and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time. Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.