God did not forget about Africa

Posted: 07 November 2012 1853 hrs 

KOGELO, Kenya: Singing and dancing, the ancestral village of Barack Obama celebrated on Wednesday the re-election of the son of their soil, who won because he knows how to “love all people”, his grandmother said.
Crowds stayed up throughout the night in Kogelo, a small village in western Kenya nestled in the hills about 60 kilometres (40 miles) from the blue waters of Lake Victoria, until the results showed Obama had won.
“The reason why he has won is because God has given it to him,” said Sarah Obama, 90 this year and the third wife of the paternal grandfather of the president, who has said he regards her as a grandmother.
“Secondly he has got the knowledge to love all people, he doesn’t have the knowledge of division, that is why he has won,” she added, speaking in the Luo language to reporters on the lawn outside the family home.
Weary from an all-night vigil but happy at the win, people cheered to welcome her — known popularly as “Mama Sarah” — and in support of the victory.
“It was tough this time, nothing like last time,” said 35-year old Calvin Odinga, a chemist. “But we were so happy Obama made it.”
In Nairobi, Prime Minister Railda Odinga praised a win he said would “reignite faith worldwide, but especially in Africa, in the restorative capacity of democracy to deliver change and discard entrenched divisions.”
President Mwai Kibaki offered his own congratulations in a statement to Obama. “Kenya, as always is proud of our association with you,” he said.
For Obama’s grandmother, the re-election was more important than his win four years ago. “He came back a second time, and he won,” she said.
But she also sought to quell the disappointment of many Kenyans who had hoped for a visit from the president during his first term. “We cannot be bitter,” said Mama Sarah.
Many in Kogelo stayed up all night as the results trickled through, some splashing out to attend coverage shown on a big screen at a hotel despite the 12-dollar ticket — a small fortune for many people here.
But others gathered in a small dark room nearby, with die-hard supporters refusing to go to bed until the announcement was made.
The first part of the night, as the gap narrowed between Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney, was difficult.
“I was hoping… I knew Obama’s strongholds would be revealed later,” said Frederick Odinga, a local government official.
It was not until around daybreak in Kogelo, when the news television stations announced the winner, that the village exploded into cheers.
On the way to school, some children, mostly barefoot, paused for a few minutes around the small crowd of shouting supporters, some in tears, calling out “Obama, yes!” to the gathered reporters.
Some would still like to see Obama focus more on Africa, and Kenya.
“He didn’t come to Kenya, he really disappointed us,” said Jack Koyoko, 32, a carpenter.
The US president visited only Ghana on the continent during his first term.
However, thanks to the spotlight given by the first election of Obama, the once-simple village of Kogelo has changed much in four years. The main road is now paved and there is electricity and running water in some homes.
“We hope he will do more,” Koyoko added, as he joined the others in the celebrations.

– AFP/xq


The re-Building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem

The Third Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem beside the Temple Mount at the courtyard of the gentiles for the coming of Jesus, and I will stop at all costs the Antichrist, and when the Antichrist comes, there will be no place for him, I have already changed the entire prophesy. The End Times is coming but there is no WW3, no tribulation, but the transistion of Earth into Heaven. I have already paid the price and carried the weight of the entire world on my shoulders. 

According to Rabbinical sources both the First and Second Temples were built on the same foundations, at the same location somewhere on the Temple Mount. The site had to be consecrated ground that had not been previously used for tombs and that was not a previous pagan worship site (“high place”). The innermost sanctuary of the Temple, the Holy of Holies, or Kodesh Hakodeshim, where the Ark of the Covenant was placed, marked the exact center of the world, and was the innermost zone in holiness or sanctity in Jewish thought. The manifest presence of God, the Shekinah, was centered between the cherubim of the Ark and especially noted at the dedication of the First Temple—

When Solomon had ended his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house. When all the children of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the earth on the pavement, and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever.” (2 Chronicles 7:1-3)

Moving outwards from the Holy of Holies one came to The Holy Place, and then to the Courts of the priests, and of the women and of the Jewish people, then the Court of the Gentiles, and so on, out into the world in decreasing degrees of holiness.
– Contributed by Oogle.

Energy saving device using Induction/Inverters for adapters/extention plugs

The variable-frequency drive uses a rectifier to convert the incoming alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) and then uses pulse-width modulation in an electrical inverter to produce AC of a desired frequency. The variable frequency AC drives a brushless motor or an induction motor. As the speed of an induction motor is proportional to the frequency of the AC, the compressors runs at different speeds. A microcontroller can then sample the current ambient air temperature and adjust the speed of the compressor appropriately. The additional electronics add to cost of equipment and operation. Conversion from AC to DC, and then back to AC, can cost as much 4 – 6% in energy losses for each conversion step.[citation needed]
Eliminating stop-start cycles increases efficiency, extends the life of components, and helps eliminate sharp fluctuations in the load it places on the power supply. Ultimately this makes inverter less prone to breakdowns, cheaper to run.

A power inverter, or inverter, is an electrical power converter that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC);[1] the converted AC can be at any required voltage and frequency with the use of appropriate transformers, switching, and control circuits.
Solid-state inverters have no moving parts and are used in a wide range of applications, from small switching power supplies in computers, to large electric utility high-voltage direct current applications that transport bulk power. Inverters are commonly used to supply AC power from DC sources such as solar panels or batteries.
The inverter performs the opposite function of a rectifier. The electrical inverter is a high-power electronic oscillator. It is so named because early mechanical AC to DC converters were made to work in reverse, and thus were “inverted”, to convert DC to AC.
Three-phase inverters are used for variable-frequency drive applications and for high power applications such as HVDC power transmission. A basic three-phase inverter consists of three single-phase inverter switches each connected to one of the three load terminals. For the most basic control scheme, the operation of the three switches is coordinated so that one switch operates at each 60 degree point of the fundamental output waveform. This creates a line-to-line output waveform that has six steps. The six-step waveform has a zero-voltage step between the positive and negative sections of the square-wave such that the harmonics that are multiples of three are eliminated as described above. When carrier-based PWM techniques are applied to six-step waveforms, the basic overall shape, or envelope, of the waveform is retained so that the 3rd harmonic and its multiples are cancelled.
To construct inverters with higher power ratings, two six-step three-phase inverters can be connected in parallel for a higher current rating or in series for a higher voltage rating. In either case, the output waveforms are phase shifted to obtain a 12-step waveform. If additional inverters are combined, an 18-step inverter is obtained with three inverters etc. Although inverters are usually combined for the purpose of achieving increased voltage or current ratings, the quality of the waveform is improved as well.
When controlled rectifier circuits are operated in the inversion mode, they would be classified by pulse number also. Rectifier circuits that have a higher pulse number have reduced harmonic content in the AC input current and reduced ripple in the DC output voltage. In the inversion mode, circuits that have a higher pulse number have lower harmonic content in the AC output voltage waveform.

Therefore Induction and Inverter technologies can help the household save electrical energy if you have a unit placed between your direct AC to convert to DC for any home appliances, and the ideal is an extention plug or adapter, but such a size has not been effectively achieved yet. Improvements of up to 50% can be achieved for Solar and Wind Farms but so far nobody has achieved the invention of a small device to achieve the same power savings.

– Contributed by Oogle.

Camera and Radar to monitor accident prone areas, with GPS installed in every vehicle

Thursday, Nov 08, 2012
The Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR – A controversial new traffic-camera system to nab speedsters is threatening to become a political liability for the ruling Barisan Nasional.
The nationwide Automated Enforcement System (AES) started operating on Sept22, as one answer to Malaysia’s soaring accident rate.
But motorists say the cameras are located in areas where speeding is either rare or impossible, and there are no clear signs. Meanwhile, the opposition says the project was improperly awarded to two private companies linked to the ruling Barisan Nasional government.
Traffic accidents on Malaysian roads rose from 363,319 in 2007 to 449,040 last year, according to the Malaysian Department of Road Safety. Last year, 6,877 people were killed in half a million road accidents, costing the government RM9billion (S$3.6billion) in ambulance, clean-up, investigation and other costs. So far, the Transport Ministry has set up 14 AES cameras on accident-prone stretches in Putrajaya, Selangor, Perak and Kuala Lumpur. A total of 831 will be deployed around the country.
Unlike conventional speed traps, AES cameras’ locations are fixed and marked with signs. Speeding tickets are mailed within two weeks to the offender’s residence and can be challenged only in court.
By mailing summonses directly to offenders, the government hopes to reduce opportunities to bribe the traffic police.
But some motorists say several AES spots do not have adequate signs. Others say they were unjustly given traffic summonses while driving at the legal speed.
“It feels like the AES is to torment us road users, not to educate us,” said Ms Hayati Haris on Facebook.
In four states controlled by the opposition – Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan – leaders say they want to defer the system pending review.
The system is managed by Beta Tegap and ATES, local partners of traffic systems providers Redflex Traffic System of Australia and JenOptik Robot of Germany respectively.
Each company is expected to spend RM350million a year to maintain the system. They will take RM16 of the RM300 that motorists pay per summons.
“This commercialisation and privatisation of summonses is not in the public interest and done solely for the private profiteering of BN crony companies,” said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in a statement yesterday.
Mr Chang Lih Kang, a senior leader in Parti Keadilan Rakyat, said in a statement yesterday that one of the AES contractors was tied to a senior Johor Umno politician.
Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister for Transport, defended the project, saying that it has already reduced traffic violations by 60per cent in the areas implemented.
But with public dissatisfaction mounting, several Barisan Nasional leaders have also called for the project to be reviewed.
The controversy is erupting a few months after a cattle-farming scandal that forced Umno’s top woman leader to resign from her ministerial post, and just as the Barisan Nasional heads into a crucial general election, which must be called by April28 next year.
Given the current political heat against the traffic camera project, the government may decide to hold off implementation. “Anything that can disturb the people’s pocket will not be implemented too soon,” said Dr James Chin, a political analyst at Malaysia’s Monash University.
You need to install GPS into every vehicle not to track them but gather very accurate evidence over accident prone areas, which a radar will be monitoring when you exceed the speed limit and camera will film your vehicle, licence plates with GPS co-ordinates when you break the law, so there is totally no argument or mistakes with a summon.
It is not feasible to implement a “pay as you use” system like Singapore because the area is too large with vehicle population too many that will jam up the GPS system and need a lot of money to maintain, not to mention the online data transfer required.
Project vendors, you need to do capacity planning with the vehicle population and the online link to the GPS system via satellite, and the rate of data transfer, to find out the exact costs of maintaining the systems, you do not need to use the GPS system online all the time to save costs.
Do not expect me to do the work of others, I only concentrate on what I do best, I am not interested in any projects except my research for the UN, with it, I am already so busy, so even with research, I will provide the solutions, the views and the pointers but do not expect me to implement it. You got problems I solve it for you but do not expect me to do your work. You need to prepare the reports, provide me the info, and the goals you want to achieve, I do not create miracles out of thin air, so if you provide me the wrong info, the results will be skewed and I will also tell you.
– Contributed by Oogle. 

Do you know the history of Bidadari Cemetery?

Bidadari Cemetery (Chinese: 比达达利坟场, Malay: Perkuburan Bidadari) is a defunct cemetery in Singapore. There were two sections: the Muslim section was at the base of Mount Vernon, bounded by Upper Aljunied Road, Upper Serangoon Road, and Bartley Road; the Christian section was across Upper Aljunied Road from the Muslim section, and bounded by Upper Serangoon Road as well.
Apart from being a place of remembrance, the trails inside Bidadari Cemetery used to be very popular as a running route for members of the Gurkha Contingent. Bidadari Cemetery is no longer in use, and most of the graves have been exhumed for redevelopment. Woodleigh MRT Station now occupies part of the former site.
The word bidadari means “fairy” and is probably derived from the Sanskrit word widyadari, which means a nymph of India‘s heaven or a houri of paradise. The bidadari are depicted as kindly fairies and genies that preside over the union of flowers. In the local context, the name is a reference to the beauty of the wife of Maharajah abu Bakar of Johore who had a house there. The cemetery took the name after the sultan‘s wife ceased to reside there. The grounds were leased to a Japanese person who built moats with typical Japanese wooden bridges and a teahouse.

The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination and international movement known for its charity shops and other charity work, operating in over 120 countries.[2] The organisation was founded in 1865 in the United Kingdom by William and Catherine Booth as the North London Christian Mission, operating with a quasi-military structure, which has been retained to the present day.[3] The theology of the Salvation Army is mainstream Methodist although it is distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follow mainstream Christian beliefs, and its articles of faith emphasise God’s “saving purposes”. Its objects are “the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.”[4]

Everything has been prepared for me, and soon everything will fall into place. – Contributed by Oogle.

A Balance of dreams, realities and opportunities


If you cannot create the idea environment, where wage increases need to be balanced by lower business costs, lower housing costs by eliminating excessive demand by building a mix of Micro, Shoebox and other housing, productivity that will lead to more skilled jobs, a lifelong education plan with world class education system that can offer training in technical and knowledge skills at the lowest costs possible thru distance learning, where healthcare and insurance rising costs need to be controlled by separating the business of advice from selling medication, and insurance to be more profitable by re-investing their pool to lower insurance costs, the final beneficiary is your pension plans which will be guaranteed when you retire, without solving all these problems with a balance, do you think everyone can move forward? Wealth with GDP growth is important but not as important as jobs with a sustainable population where there needs to be replacement for the aging population, without family values and a stable environment will there be growth in the creation of babies, especially the basic needs of puting food on the table, everybody needs to upgrade before this can happen. Especially the needs of everyone in a globalised world, the money required is tremendous and I can only offer one solution to solve the needs of the entire world, which God has commanded me to do for the coming of Jesus in the UN, so actually everything does not belong to me. Once I complete my mission then what others give then I will keep. The coming of a Perfect world with a Perfect Economy.

– Contributed by Oogle.