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Top 10 Video Games of 2008

Posted by freddysetiawan on December 23, 2008

1. Grand Theft Auto IV

It’s ironic that GTA became a football in the debate over sex and violence in video games, because where it belongs is in the debate over whether video games count as art. No game developers are more radical and more passionate about the storytelling power of their medium than folks at Rockstar North, and GTA IV is the company’s most ambitious work ever. It’s the story of Niko Bellic, an Eastern European soldier-for-hire fighting his way up the organized crime ladder in an archly satirical version of New Yo— I mean, Liberty City. It’s a grade-A shoot-’em-up that doubles as an interactive novel and triples as a sly critique of American consumer culture.

2. Braid

Of all the game genres to make a comeback this year, who would’ve picked the side-scrolling platformer? At first blush Braid looks like a standard old-school Super Mario Bros.-style game. But there’s a twist: on top of standard game mechanics like running and jumping, Braid adds the ability to manipulate time: if you make a mistake you can wind back the clock and try again. It sounds simple, but as Portal proved last year, a simple mechanic in the hands of a brilliant developer can yield near-infinite entertainment.

3. LittleBigPlanet

The hero of LittleBigPlanet is a tiny person made out of some kind of coarse-textured fabric. His name is Sackboy. Like everything else in his world, he is a toy. He runs and jumps and slides through an endlessly inventive landscape made of cushions and weights and ramps and springs and glowing bubbles, all rendered with a gritty, high-res perfection which finally shows you why that PS3 you bought was so expensive. Nobody shoots at anybody. When you’re done with the levels the game comes with — and that takes a long time — you can build and download more. LittleBigPlanet is not an adrenaline game; it’s a restful, chill-out kind of experience. Let Sackboy do all the work. You have all the fun.

4. Rock Band 2

Hands down the best party game ever made, Rock Band 2 does what the first Rock Band did — simulate the experience of singing and playing drums, guitar or bass in an actual rock band — only better, faster, harder and with more songs to choose from. The key is Rock Band 2’s candy-colored interface, which is so clear and intuitive that it feels like there’s nothing standing between you and the music. Boot up, jack in, and rock out.

5. Gears of War 2

After all that time Marcus Fenix spent in Gears of War sawing Locusts in half the long way, you’d think he would have moved on to some less stressful activity like playing LittleBigPlanet. Actually not. Except for some new multiplayer modes, Gears of War 2 is remarkably similar to the first installment: lots of shooting and duck-and-covering and, yes, sawing, plus the usual hard-boiled gravelly-voiced dialogue. Not that this is in any way a problem. The main difference is that the backgrounds all this action happens in front of are now even more spectacular: ruined churches, soaring caverns, jagged mountains, airships made out of giant bugs. Sera never looked so good — maybe when Marcus is done killing Locusts he can finally retire there.

6. Dead Space

The hero of Dead Space obviously never saw Alien, or he’d know not to answer distress signals from remote mining spaceships. Turns out the ship has been taken over by an evil and really gross alien menace that turns human corpses into horrible deformed zombies. Your job is to figure out what happened and fix it and not die while doing so. Dead Space doesn’t break new ground, it’s just bloody, scary survival horror at its finest — cool weapons, amazing environments, fast action, fantastic zero-G combat, no letup, no mercy.

7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Evil Jedi walks into a room. Room is full of anonymous Stormtroopers, Jawas, rancors, etc. Does he (a) shock them to death with Force Lightning, (b) grab them with the Force and throw them against the walls and each other till they die, (c) kill them with a sweet light saber combo, (d) pull a passing TIE fighter out of the sky and smash it into them…I could go on. This game has flaws, but it’s so unbelievably satisfying to cut loose with the Force, Jedi honor be damned, that the flaws don’t really register. This is Star Wars without any Ewokkish sentimentality, and it’s the best thing to happen to the franchise in years.

8. Hunted Forever

The future is a terrible place, but at least it’s pretty stylin’ — it looks like an animated title sequence from a 1960s movie, all angular graphics and silhouettes and primary colors. You’re a tiny running man sprinting, jumping and sliding through a post-apocalyptic landscape, relentlessly pursued by an enormous hovering robot. This is a free Flash game, and it’s on this list both for its own merits and as a representative of all the beautiful, quirky Flash games that came out this year. Flash developers don’t have $20 million budgets on the line when they make a game, which means they can take risks and try anything.

9. Fieldrunners

Fun fact: back in the 1970s, before they founded Apple, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak helped create the original game of Breakout for Atari. But Apple has never really shown much fight when it comes to the gaming market. Now it doesn’t have to. With the opening of the App Store and the release of development tools, third-party developers have converted the iPhone and the iPod Touch into handheld gaming devices that will soon be serious competition for the Nintendo DS and Sony’s PSP. The pick of the first litter is Fieldrunners, a fast and furious tower defense game that looks great on those super-bright, super-crisp screens and seamlessly integrates the famous touchscreen as a game controller.

10. Spore

Sims creator Will Wright spent seven years writing, researching and designing this evolutionary epic, which may well be the most ambitious game ever made. Spore follows the history of a single species, designed by you, from a cute little single cell up through sentience, civilization and finally space exploration. The innovation here doesn’t lie in the gameplay, which is merely entertaining, but in the sophistication of the animations that make your creation walk and move and dance, and in the game’s hubristic, near-infinite scope.



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Bangsawan Juga Manusia

Posted by freddysetiawan on December 20, 2008

Salah seorang sahabat mengirimkan foto ini melalui email, konon katanya ini merupakan kejadian nyata pada perayaan 80 tahun Elizabeth II. Entah iya, entah hoax. Yang penting, cukuplah untuk jadi hiburan

Pangeran Phillip kentut!  (lihat ekspresi Ratu Elizabeth II (kiri))

Si Pelaku pembuang Gas :  mesem2..

Putri Anne (agak O’on): Bau apaan sih Papi?

Pangeran Harry (tidak kuasa menahan tawa & …) : Ahhh mati deh gue..Gas beracun ..

Seperti biasa Pangeran Charles tetap jaim sambil mikir : (Bunyi apaan tuh??   uekk untung gue jauh)

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Top 10 Photos of 2008

Posted by freddysetiawan on December 18, 2008

1. Campaign Reflections

(Christopher Morris / VII for TIME)

2. The Phelps Surge

(Heinz Kluetmeier / Sports Illustrated)

3. The Children of Zion

(Stephanie Sinclair / VII)

4. Line in the Sand

(Anthony Suau for TIME)

5. Washed Away

(Brian Ray / Cedar Rapids Gazette / Rapport Press)

6. Pancaked

(Color China Photos / Sipa)

7. Untended

(Yuri Kozyrev for TIME)

8. Masked Man

(Jerome Delay / AP)

9. Handshake

(Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison / U.S. Department of Defense / AP)

10. Mother and Child

(Alexandra Fazzina)

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Prince and The Revolution – Purple Rain

Posted by freddysetiawan on December 14, 2008

Prince and The Revolution – Purple Rain
Album of Purple Rain


I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time see you laughing
I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain

I only wanted to see u bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal you from another
Its such a shame our friendship had to end

Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain

I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain

Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing
Its time we all reach out for something new
That means you to
You say you want a leader
But you cant seem to make up your mind
I think you better close it
And let me guide you to the purple rain

Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain

If you know what Im singing about up here
Cmon raise your hand

Purple rain purple rain

I only want to see you, only want to see you
In the purple rain

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Doa Seorang Anak Manusia

Posted by freddysetiawan on December 13, 2008

Doa (By: Riaeka P)

Yaa Rabb…
Ijinkanlah aku memanjatkan permohonan kepadaMu untuk yang sekian kalinya.
Karena hanya kepadaMulah aku berharap Dan bisa meminta lebih dari segala keinginan Dan kebutuhanku.

Yaa Rabb…
Keluarkan aku dari tempat yang membuat aku lebih mudah untuk melupakan diriMu.
Jauhkan aku dari tempat dan orang-orang yang Kau benci.
Tempatkan aku di tempat yang memang kau pilihkan untukku.
Dan kumpulan aku dengan orang-orang yang kau kasihi.

Yaa Rabb…
Dikeheningan malamMu yang dulu merupakan saat terfaforitku, kini begitu sunyi.
Tak pernah lagi Kau kutemukan di sana.
Kemanakah diriMu…?
Apakah Engkau telah jauh dariku?
Ataukah aku yang menjauh dariMu dengan segala rutinitasku hingga melupakanMu?

Yaa Rabb…
Jika Engkau jauh dariku.
Bagaimana jika saat aku merindukan dan membutuhkan Mu?

Yaa Rabb…
Aku menyadari betapa aku mengingkari segala nikmat dan kemuliaan yang Kau berikan padaku.
Betapa Engkau menyayangi Dan mengasihiKu meski aku sering melupakanMu.

Yaa Rabb…
Ampunilah khilafku.
Hadirlah kembali dalam kesahduan malamMu.
Pinjamkan kembali “Pedang MalamMu” yang pernah kau pinjamkan kepadaku.

Yaa Rabb…
Hanya kepadamu aku berserah diri.
Hanya kepadaMu aku berharap Dan memohon.
Cukupkan segala kebutuhanku.
Dan tuntaskanlah segala keruwetan yang Ada di depanku.

Yaa Rabb…
Terlalu mudah bagi-Mu membalikkan dunia ini.
Terlalu mudah bagi-Mu untuk menghadirkan mentari hingga tak lagi dari ufuk timur kala terbit di Pagi Hari.
Terlalu mudah bagi-Mu untuk hadirkan sejuta azab Dan siksa atas segala kelalaian umat-Mu.
Namun satu pinta ini, sebelum semua itu terwujud dalam nyata, kembalikanlah ia yaa Rabb.
Tumbuhkan semangat untuk hanya mengharap ridha Dan kasih sayang-Mu dalam Hari-Hari yang dilalui ini.
Tumbuhkanlah rasa ikhlas dalam setiap tindak, ucap Dan langkah ini.
Jauhkanlah segala rasa yang dapat menjadikan aku terjerumus akan dosa.
Jangan sampai saat nanti jika tak ada lagi waktu untukku bersujud pada-Mu, rasa sesal ini masih setia bersama diri ini.

Yaa Rabb…
Kabulkanlah pintaku.
Karena aku masih merindu-Mu.

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Hari HAM Sedunia

Posted by freddysetiawan on December 10, 2008

Hari Hak Asasi Manusia dirayakan tiap tahun oleh banyak negara di seluruh dunia setiap tanggal 10 Desember. Ini dinyatakan oleh International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) sebagai hari resmi perayaan kaum Humanisme.

Tanggal ini dipilih untuk menghormati Majelis Umum Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa yang mengadopsi dan memproklamasikan Deklarasi Universal Hak Asasi Manusia, sebuah pernyataan global tentang hak asasi manusia, pada 10 Desember 1948. Peringatan dimulai sejak 1950 ketika Majelis Umum mengundang semua negara dan organisasi yang peduli untuk merayakan.

Hak asasi manusia memang sejak dulu adalah hal yang selalu menjadi pokok pembicaraan utama dan krusial. Kalau tidak salah semuanya berawal dari revolusi Perancis dimana rakyat mengkudeta raja Prancis pada waktu itu dan memancungnya di alun-alun kota.

Bicara soal peringatan hari HAM, aku yang lugu lagi-lagi berpikir dan melirik hari penuh makna, kenapa sich demonya harus pada hari yang bersangkutan? kenapa mesti nunggu 1 tahun sekali?

Apa mungkin supaya kompak? Bareng-bareng seluruh di seluruh dunia? Agar aspirasi kita lebih mudah ditampung karena semua dalam 1 tema? Kenapa mesti tersiksa 1 tahun kalau kita merasa menderita. Sampaikanlah. Karena suara kita wajib untuk didengar, tidak mesti pada tanggal yang bersangkutan, cukup jadikan tanggal tersebut sebagai satu patokan agar di tanggal yang sama di tahun depan kita dapat melihat ke belakang, membandingkannya dan kita menyadari bahwa tahun ini kita lebih baik daripada tahun kemarin.

Entahlah… Mungkin aku salah…
Tapi itulah yang aku rasa.
Itulah yang aku pikir.
Itulah yang aku amati.
Kalo kita tidak mendapat keadilan, haruskah kita menunggu hari keadilan?

Di hari HAM ini diharapkan sebagai hari refleksi atas pelanggaran-pelanggaran HAM yang terjadi di dunia. Kita diharapkan sama-sama menjaga hak-hak setiap manusia, hak untuk hidup, hak untuk bebas berpendapat, mendapatkan penghidupan yang layak, pendidikan, berserikat dan berkumpul serta semua hak-hak dasar manusia sejak lahir yang telah di atur dalam undang-undang internasional.

Di indonesia negeri yang menjujunjung tinggi kebebasan serta kemanusiaan dan selau melindungi hak-hak rakyatnya yang telah jelas-jelas tertulis dalam undang-undang dasar dan terpampang jelas dalam pancasila, ternyata masih terkenal dengan seribu satu pelanggaran HAM yang sampai saat ini masih belum terungkap bahkan cenderung semakin bertambah kasus-kasusnya, pelaku-pelakunya pun masih bebas dan belum terjamah sedikitpun oleh hukum, kasus-kasus pelanggaran HAM berat lambat laun di peti es kan seperti hilang di telan waktu.

Akankah negara indonesia dan bahkan dunia ini harus terus diwarnai dengan tetesan air mata dan tumpahan darah yang selalu mengiringi dalam setiap perjalanannya. Kita tentu sudah lelah dengan setiap kekerasan yang berujung pada pertumpahan darah dan air mata, penindasan dan pelanggaran HAM  saat ini bukan hanya pelanggaran berupa fisik saja. Tetapi  pelanggaran HAM dan penindasan sekarang sudah beragam cara dan tipu muslihat.

Melalui refleksi hari HAM yang jatuh pada tanggal 10 Desember ini mari kita senantiasa berpikir kritis dan peka terhadap persoalan-persoalan yang telah merampas dan menindas hak-hak rakyat, untuk bangkit dan bersatu melawan setiap kekerasan dan penindasn serta praktek-praktek pelanggaran HAM  yang telah ditindas oleh rezim pemerintahan yang fasis dan militeristik yang selalu bertindak represif .

Selamat Hari HAM sedunia

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The 5 Most Dangerous Tourist Destinations

Posted by freddysetiawan on December 9, 2008

The 5 Most Dangerous Tourist Destinations on Earth

All of these places have a lot to offer to those willing to take a chance and visit them, but, compared to other, just as beautiful, destinations they pose a higher risk. Just to be clear this is not a list of the most dangerous places on Earth; countries like Iraq, Sudan or Liberia haven’t been listed here because they are so dangerous that tourists have lost any interest of traveling there.

5. Brazil

Slums of Brazil

Brazil is a beautiful country, with sunny beaches, clear waters, lush rainforests, incredible culture and many other attributes that make it a lovely travel destination. Unfortunately there is also a down side, a dark side of Brazil you’re bound to experience if you ever go. Despite the accelerated economic growth of recent years, poverty is still a serious issue here and people will do just about anything when their survival instincts kick-in.

You could end up with a switchblade pressing hard on your throat and be forced to surrender your wallet and valuables in order to keep your life. Kidnappings aren’t unusual in large cities like Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paolo; you just get pulled into a car and taken to the closest ATM in order to pay your own ransom. If you can’t do that, well, you better hope your family can or you’re in serious trouble.

Drug cartels have a firm grip over the slums of many of Brazil’s large cities and the police simply don’t have the power to bring them to their knees, so you might be unlucky enough to find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time and become a victim of their crossfire.

4. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Beach

Resembling a tear falling down from the Indian mainland, Sri Lanka is an exotic paradise where natural beauty and man-built luxury combine perfectly. With some of the most beautiful sights on the planet and a few of the world’s most luxurious resorts, Sri Lanka might seem like paradise to many tourists.

But those who keep in touch with world news would know that terrorism has been a great problem here ever since a conflict between the government and a revolutionary faction called the Tigers of Tamil broke out in 1983. Over 70,000 people have died since then and although foreigners are not directly threatened they could easily become collateral victims.

3. South Africa

South Africa

With all the civil wars going on as we speak in African countries like Sudan, Liberia, Burundi and many others, some might say South Africa is one of the few islands of peace in an ocean of war.

But South Africa has its own problems and for many, they are enough to make them change their minds about spending a vacation there. The 2010 World Cup host is always rated as one of the top countries by homicide rate. Most of the killing takes place in the poor parts of the country but it often reaches the more peaceful cities as well.

South Africa has been named the “rape capital of the world” on numerous occasions and more than 10 million of its inhabitants are HIV positive. Not exactly your dream destination, is it?

2. Colombia

Colombian Landscape

With a gorgeous coast, lovely mountainous inland and some of the most beautiful women on Earth, Colombia sounds like the perfect travel destination. And it is indeed worth a trip if you can live with the risks. It’s a known fact that Colombia supplies almost 80% of the cocaine in the world and people like Pablo Escobar have become legends to those that want to leave poverty behind through any means necessary. Drug cartels around Colombia have no fear of the law, they bribe who they can and kill the rest, especially local authorities who refuse to do their bidding.

And one mustn’t ignore the dreaded FARC rebels, famous for kidnapping people and releasing them when nobody really thinks they’re alive anymore. Those are the lucky ones, many others are simply killed. There are thousands of people kidnapped in Colombia every year.

1. Haiti


One of the most beautiful countries in the Caribbean, Haiti is also the lawless, poorest and most dangerous. Riots, killings and kidnapping used to take place on a daily basis but, after the deployment of UN troops in the area, the country gained some political and social stability.

Still, the inefficiency of the police and judiciary system help maintain Haiti in a state of crisis. Even the UN Council called for aid in stabilizing the country that is now confronted with problems caused by devastating hurricanes. Of the 57 million demanded by international humanitarian organizations to help the Haitians, only one had been raised at the end of September 2008.

Famine and the lack of shelter could throw Haiti back into the chaos it fought so hard to climb out of.


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Hari AIDS Sedunia

Posted by freddysetiawan on December 1, 2008

Hari AIDS Sedunia yang jatuh pada tanggal 1 Desember diperingati untuk menumbuhkan kesadaran terhadap wabah AIDS di seluruh dunia yang disebabkan oleh penyebaran virus HIV.

Konsep ini digagas pada Pertemuan Menteri Kesehatan Sedunia mengenai Program-program untuk Pencegahan AIDS pada tahun 1988. Sejak saat itu, ia mulai diperingati oleh pihak pemerintah, organisasi internasional dan yayasan amal di seluruh dunia.

World AIDS Day Themes 1988 – present
1988 – Communication
1989 – Youth
1990 – Women and AIDS
1991 – Sharing the Challenge
1992 – Community Commitment
1993 – Act
1994 – AIDS and the Family
1995 – Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996 – One World. One Hope
1997 – Children Living in a World with AIDS
1998 – Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1999 – Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
2000 – AIDS: Men Make a Difference
2001 – I care. Do you?
2002 – Stigma and Discrimination
2003 – Stigma and Discrimination
2004 – Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005 – Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2006 – Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2007 – Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
2008 – Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver

Menurut Wikipedia, AIDS adalah sindrom kumpulan berbagai gejala dan infeksi sebagai akibat dari kerusakan spesifik sistem kekebalan tubuh karena infeksi virus HIV pada manusia, dan virus yang mirip pada spesies lain (SIV, FIV, dan lain-lain). AIDS sendiri merupakan kependekan dari Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, yang dapat diartikan sebagai sindrom menurunnya kekebalan tubuh. AIDS ini merupakan sindrom yang disebabkan oleh sebuah virus yang dikenal dengan HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), yang dapat diartikan sebagai virus penurunan kekebalan tubuh pada manusia.

Perpindahan HIV sendiri melalui cairan tubuh. Misalnya melalui hubungan seks (oral/vaginal/anal) tanpa pelindung dengan banyak orang, menggunakan NARKOBA dengan jarum suntik yang di-share dengan banyak orang, transfusi darah, hubungan ibu dan anak selama kehamilan maupun menyusui, serta kontak cairan tubuh dengan penderita. Perpindahan virus ini datang tanpa disadari, sebab tidak ada gejala yang ekstrim ketika HIV masuk ke dalam tubuh seseorang. Tidak seperti penyakit kulit atau alergi yang langsung terlihat kalau telah terkontaminasi.

Jadi kapan bisa ketahuan? Biasanya ketahuan setelah beberapa saat, ketika penderita mengalami penurunan kekebalan tubuh yang spesifik. Penyebabnya? Bisa saja dari penyakit paling ringan misalnya batuk atau flu. Tetapi batuk dan flu yang berkepanjangan tidak sembuh-sembuh membuka celah untuk penyakit lain masuk ke dalam tubuh penderita. Jika semakin banyak terpapar, maka semakin lemah lah sistem kekebalan tubuh penderita tersebut, dan lama-kelamaan pun meninggal.

Biasanya penderita AIDS memiliki gejala infeksi sistemik seperti demam, keringat (terutama pada malam hari), pembengkakan kelenjar, kedinginan, kelemahan, dan penurunan berat badan. Setelah diagnosis AIDS dibuat, rata-rata lama waktu bertahan dengen terapi antiretroviral (2005) diperkirakan lebih dari 5 tahun, tetapi karena perawatan baru terus berkembang dan karena HIV terus berevolusi melawan perawatan, perkiraan waktu bertahan kemungkinan akan terus berubah. Tanpa terapi antiretroviral, kematian umumnya terjadi dalam waktu setahun. Kebanyakan pasien meninggal karena infeksi oportunistik atau kanker yang berhubungan dengan hancurnya sistem kekebalan tubuh.

Laju perkembangan penyakit klinis sangat bervariasi antarorang dan telah terbukti dipengaruhi oleh banyak faktor seperti kerentanan seseorang terhadap penyakit dan fungsi imun perawatan kesehatan dan infeksi lain, dan juga faktor yang berhubungan dengan galur virus. Infeksi oportunistik spesifik yang diderita pasien AIDS juga bergantung pada prevalensi terjadinya infeksi tersebut di wilayah geografis tempat hidup pasien.

Di masyarakat umum, khususnya di Indonesia, masih banyak yang kurang sigap dan waspada terhadap AIDS ini. Kurangnya pengetahuan mendasar dan sosialisasi yang mengakibatkan kurangnya kewaspadaan terhadap AIDS. Akibatnya, banyak yang masih ceroboh untuk melakukan seenak udelnya saja, ngeles kalau dikasih tahu, keras kepala dan pada akhirnya mengakibatkan virus HIV ini terjangkit ke mana-mana.

Dan juga, kurangnya pengetahuan tentang AIDS ini, kelompok masyarakat yang terkena virus HIV ini malah dijauhi. Takut ikut kena AIDS adalah alasan yang utama. Kelompok penderita AIDS ini dinamakan ODHA (Orang Dengan HIV / AIDS). Padahal ODHA juga manusia. Butuh sosialisasi, dan kasih sayang antar manusia. Justru orang-orang ini sebenarnya kita perlu bantu. Sebab hidup mereka sudah tidak lama lagi di muka bumi ini. Kita perlu memberikan mereka kenangan terindah dalam waktu hidup mereka yang menjadi lebih singkat oleh karena AIDS. Bantu mereka melewati separuh sisa hidup tanpa diskriminasi!

Kali ini mari kita berkontribusi dan bertindak dalam pengendalian HIV dan AIDS, dengan cara :

* Berbicara tentang HIV dan AIDS kepada keluarga dekat dan teman
* Berpartisipasi dalam upaya pencegahan HIV dan AIDS mulai dari diri sendiri dan mengajak orang–orang terdekatnya.
* Memberikan dukungan bagi keluarga atau teman yang terinfeksi HIV.
* Membantu meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat untuk menjalani Voluntary Counseling Testing (VCT)
* Membantu meningkatkan kesadaran ODHA untuk menjalani perawatan dan pengobatan ODHA baik dirumah sakit, puskesmas maupun fasilitas berbasis masyarakat lainnya.
* Secara bersama- sama seluruh komponen masyarakat bergerak untuk mencegah semakin meluasnya penularan HIV terutama ke masyarakat umum, ibu dan bayi.
* Menjadikan Hari AIDS sebagai momentum untuk membentuk opini publik dan meningkatkan kepedulian seluruh komponen bangsa terhadap pengendalian HIV dan AIDS di masa yang akan datang.
* Say NO to Free Sex.

Yah intinya.
Mari bersama-sama memperingati hari AIDS Sedunia ini.
Selamat Hari AIDS Internasional.

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Top 10 Editorial Cartoons of 2008

Posted by freddysetiawan on November 27, 2008

10. Memo For a New President/Superman

(Chris Jurek)

9. Super Tuesday Shuffle

(Rogers / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

8. ‘The Rocket’s’ Reaction

(Walt Handelsman / Newsday)

7. Oil Pricing in Oz

(Gary Varvel / The Indianapolis Star / Creators Syndicate)

6. Thawing Out the Cold War

(Heng / Lianhe Zaobao / CWS)

5. She Does a Better Palin Than Palin

(Beeler / The Washington Examiner / Cagle Cartoons)

4. A High Stickin’ Hockey Mom

(Matson / The New York Observer / Cagle Cartoons)

3. Daily Affirmation, With Hillary Clinton

(Bok / Akron Beacon-Journal)

2. Dante’s Terminal

(Gorrell Art / Creators Syndicate Inc.)

1. ‘Please Take Care of My…Bailout’

(Gary Varvel / The Indianapolis Star / Creators Syndicate)


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The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night

Posted by freddysetiawan on November 23, 2008

The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
Album of A Hard Day’s Night


It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog
It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright

You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it’s worth it just to hear you say you’re gonna give me everything
So why on earth should I moan, ’cause when I get you alone
You know I feel okay
When I’m home everything seems to be right
When I’m home feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah
It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog
It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright


So why on earth should I moan, ’cause when I get you alone
You know I feel okay
When I’m home everything seems to be right
When I’m home feeling your holding me tight, tight, yeah

It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog
It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright
You know I feel alright
You know I feel alright…

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