“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
Not about colours but LGBT issue: Anwar on Swatch raid By Puteri Aisya Sufian
Friday, May 26, 2023
Sheikh Madani with another beard
Malaysiakini : Amid criticism centred on the Swatch store raids, Prime Minister
Anwar Ibrahim said it was not about the colours but the issue of LGBT.
However, he is leaving it to the Home Ministry to clarify the matter. “Let
the Home Ministry clarify (the raids) because I do not have the details
except the fact that it’s not the issue of the (watches’) colours but
the issue that LGBT (components) were put (on the watches),” Anwar
briefly told reporters after attending the Selangor Islamic festival in
Shah Alam today.
Yesterday, The Edge reported that 11 Swatch stores nationwide were raided on May 13 and 14 for displaying their Pride Collection. The financial daily quoted Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek Jr who confirmed the raids as well as the seizures of numerous watches. Hayek denied any political motives for the watches.
Message of equality
was reported that Home Ministry officers raided Swatch stores at
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, One Utama, Sunway Pyramid, Setia City Mall, Mid
Valley Megamall, Southkey, Sunway Putra Mall, Sogo KL, Queensbay,
Fahrenheit 88 and Suria Sabah.
Another five stores received warnings - KTCC (Terengganu), Aeon KB, Aman Central Kedah, City Square and Viva City Kuching. The Swiss watchmaker created the Pride Collection to celebrate the pride movement and its message of equality and diversity.
rainbow flag symbolises the LGBT movement, which supports the rights of
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
many global brands and retailers have an annual range of rainbow-themed
items released in conjunction with pride month every June, such products
are typically not made available in stores in Malaysia or other
Muslim-majority countries with a strong stand against the LGBT
Knucklehead : PMX, here is a list of some companies known for their LGBTQ+ inclusivity and support, go shut them down and chase them away from Malaysia!
Apple: Apple has consistently been supportive of LGBTQ+ rights, both internally and externally, and has advocated for equality and inclusion. They have also released limited edition Pride-themed products and supported LGBTQ+ organizations.
Google: Google is known for its inclusive workplace policies and has been actively supportive of LGBTQ+ employees. They have participated in Pride parades and have a dedicated LGBTQ+ employee resource group called "Gayglers."
Microsoft: Microsoft has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and actively advocates for diversity and inclusion. They have implemented LGBTQ+-inclusive policies and supported various LGBTQ+ organizations.
IBM: IBM has a long-standing commitment to LGBTQ+ rights and has been a leader in providing inclusive benefits and policies for their LGBTQ+ employees. They have also sponsored Pride events and initiatives.
Ben & Jerry's: The ice cream company Ben & Jerry's has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. They have actively supported LGBTQ+ causes, such as same-sex marriage, and have released ice cream flavors in support of LGBTQ+ equality.
Levi Strauss & Co.: Levi's has been a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights for many years. They have sponsored Pride events, partnered with LGBTQ+ organizations, and have inclusive policies for their employees.
Starbucks: Starbucks has a strong commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusivity and has supported various LGBTQ+ initiatives. They have been vocal about their support for marriage equality and have sponsored Pride events.
Nike: Nike has been actively involved in supporting LGBTQ+ rights, particularly in the realm of sports. They have sponsored LGBTQ+ athletes, released Pride-themed products, and supported LGBTQ+ organizations.
American Express: American Express has consistently received high ratings for LGBTQ+ inclusivity and support. They have implemented inclusive policies, provided equal benefits, and actively engaged in LGBTQ+ advocacy.
Airbnb: Airbnb has been supportive of LGBTQ+ rights and has taken steps to ensure inclusivity within their platform. They have implemented non-discrimination policies and supported LGBTQ+ initiatives and events.
Shall I go on?
Don't just pick on Swatch, get them all, since you have such a hard working minister!