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Why don’t they print T-shirts or signs with “SNEAKER” or “I TOOK SOMETHING ILLIGALLY” and have them wear the T-shirts, or hold the signs-stand by the sidewalks in front of Palau High School so that our young generation and the general public will see to it the negative consequence of stealing. I say 3 months of holding such signs or T-shirt and then $5000 fine or 5 years in prison or both. But the 3 months of holding sign is a must. No if and or buts. Since were on this issue, could anyone let us know what’s up with governor Kodep of Melkeok State? It amazed me if he’s still free. Look at former governor of Ngiwal State, and Ngardmau State. They are in jail now for similar offense, I suspect but what is going with Governor Kodep. Can we have fair justice served? Sulang
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No way, I think you mix-up traffic light with street light. Anyway, they should invest in solar panel for each street light. We live close to the equator and so the source of solar energy is great. Let’s take advantage of our geographical location. Sulang HS
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Koror streets lights up at okedyulabeluu
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Sorry, this a correct link: http://www.micsem.org/photos/media%20and%20messages/22.htm Sulang
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Daylight savings passes 2nd reading at okedyulabeluu
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Back in the days when the flat screen LCD TV hasn’t born yet. http://www.micsem.org/photos/media%20and%20messages/21.htm. Sorry folks for posting these links but I find it more amusing and perhaps something that some of us can relate to. Sulang,
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Daylight savings passes 2nd reading at okedyulabeluu
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How about the 80's cell phone? http://www.micsem.org/photos/media%20and%20messages/22.htm
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Daylight savings passes 2nd reading at okedyulabeluu
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To you all, Do you want to see the 70’s Ipod or MP3 Check this link. LOL http://www.micsem.org/photos/media%20and%20messages/13.htm HS
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Daylight savings passes 2nd reading at okedyulabeluu
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Basio, I live in the state and been practicing some of what you suggest. And yes! It really shows on your electric bill when you’re at least an hour away from home multiple times in a month. But remember to turn off all not needed lights and or appliances when you’re gone. But then sometimes I wonder if the cost of commuting to and from the park including some other things enough to justify the means. Although I’m more inclined to believe that outing is quite a bit costly, I find it more fun and healthy for my kids. Most of the time, I wish I live in Palau so that I can do gardening or go fishing aside from going to the park or a zoo. All in all, the point is trying to save energy and therefore, if we all agree and remember to turn off one light bulb that is not needed while your gone for the day, then that add up to lot of savings. Imagine if we all remember to turn off our water heaters when we go to bed at night or leave home for work. But then again each family has their own circumstance to deal with. If you have a laptop and a desktop at home try to use the laptop as it is using less energy compare to a desktop. Some of you may want to visit this site (http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/howmuch.html) just to get the idea. Hopefully it will help. Sulang
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2009 on Daylight savings passes 2nd reading at okedyulabeluu
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Cheuas, I wish we could start from the senate and scrutinize down the line but unfortunately they are protected under Article IX section 6 of our constitution-correct me if I’m wrong. It is becoming a real joke - “Banana Republic” when the requirement for the office of president and the congressmen doesn’t even mention your level of education, yet we turn around and make it as a requirement for the regular government employees. Is that something? Don’t get me wrong! I think it is a right thing to do (ask for a degree) but let’s do it across the board, top to bottom if you will. Sulang
Commented Aug 11, 2009 on Open Thread LXXVI at okedyulabeluu
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Wow! I wonder what could happen to those elementary school teachers that don’t have their degrees yet. I guess they are exempt. Sulang
Commented Aug 11, 2009 on Open Thread LXXVI at okedyulabeluu
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Thank you Cheuas for the flag infoemation. HS
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Cheuas, Check this link. http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1249645773/ref=sr_pg_1?ie=UTF8&rs=&keywords=palau%20flag&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Apalau%20flag&page=1 It must be a Palauan who’s in the business. It is all over the Amazon.com site along with some other things mainly T-shirts and such. The highest price I came across for the ROP flag was $116.46. Wow! Sulang
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Check this out! Our Flag is on the internet market for sale, (39.95) by the United State Flag Store: https://us-dc2-order.store.yahoo.net/ymix/MetaController.html?ysco_key_event_id=1&ysco_key_store_id=united-states-flag&sectionId=ysco.ship-bill I wonder when and how did it came about; or are we getting anything from it? Can anyone shed some light? Or mabybe it there for the good cause?
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Cheuas, If you see Mr. Cauguiran, tell him to suck BALUT! I can do the feasibility study for free of charge. What happen to Mr. Harley, the PI who got 200k for PSB fiasco? Are we a Banana Republic, or what? Sulang
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Cheuas, Although sometimes some bloggers are annoying or fruitless; as much as possible I always and will always stick around all because I love Palau and my people; especially Honto where I grew up. I purposely use “Honto-Style” for my screen name all because it’s best describe what I wish for one day when I retire and return back home. Who knows? We’re all in God’s will and so….let it be. You may not see my name on board form time to time but just remember that I may be just a spectator. Sulang
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Cheuas, Thank you! I overlooked that one. “Ligalize.” Yes in deed …like you -I am affirmed believer that our government is oversize for its population. And because of that, our leaders, if not the government itself is disoriented, doesn’t know how or unable to manage these 5 words: Prioritize, Privatize, Legalize, Utilize and Downsize; and perhaps some other things. Or, should I say the leaders are too comfortable with their pay so they rather go with the flow and deal with it later? It seems to be that way the way I see it. And so, if that’s the case, then we (constituents) are having issue. The question is: How can we effectively approach this issue? And by the way, you mention about independent ministry to monitor such thing, but I would say the first “priority” is to downsize the government and therefore, all the ministries will be gone; we’ll call them as: Depart of Health, Depart of Land and Natural Resources, Dept. of so & so… Not sure how much the ministers /Department head are making annually but I think the decent pay for that position in Palau would be 30k to 35k annually. And for the senators and delegates I would say 35k to 40k. And the President would be 40k to 45k Let’s face it! A great State of Hawaii with population of over a million pay roughly 48k/yr for their congressmen. Their minimum wage is 7.25 hr. They were making 35K last year while our congressmen were making 50k. Imagine that! Let’s take a look at the Palau Senators’ salaries for example: again this is just senators only. Let’s do the math: If we reduce their (13 senators’) salaries to say-40K, that means we have 130k that could be used for COLA. If you divide that among let say 2000 government employee- each employees will have extra $65/ per paycheck. I stand to be corrected if I’m wrong with numbers. Not sure about the data for the government employees but I think you got the picture. Again, we fall back to square 1. How can we effectively approach this matter? Sulang,
Commented Jul 22, 2009 on Open Thread LXXV at okedyulabeluu
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Admin, It seems like people are shy away when they asked to log in. It’s not exciting as usual. There goes Cheuas! We’re dragging the day. LOL
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Cheuas, This is in response to your post on: July 21, 2009 at 09:03 PM Although you mention a lot with respect to the existing government, I tried to summarize it, came up with these three words: 1. Prioritize 2. Privatize 3. Utilize 4. Downsize Do you agree with my summery? Or, did I miss anything? Let me hear your confirmation so we can proceed with a healthy discussion. Sulang
Commented Jul 21, 2009 on Open Thread LXXV at okedyulabeluu
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Cheuas, Your response is irrelevant to what I asked. I’m fully aware your position towards NC/SC, however … please refer to my postings on July 21, 2009 at 09:06 AM and July 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM. Otherwise your argument is baseless, Sulang
Commented Jul 21, 2009 on Open Thread LXXV at okedyulabeluu
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Another news to share http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2009/July/07-21-08.htm Sulang
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Something to share regarding CNMI LT. GOV… Visit this link: http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2009/July/07-20-10.htm Sulang Honto-Style
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Cheuas, Unfortunately Bill Gates and his friend are not here to stay permanently and so they can say what the want but the real issue is the well being of the palauan people like you and me. Could you please elaborate more cause in your blog above you start of by saying (“I love development”) but at end you mentioned “the compact road” and “the landslides” caused by our own development as- “I presume part of distraction.” I just want to be make sure that you are not one of a kind Palauan who takes one step forward and then 2 steps back. Sulang
Commented Jul 21, 2009 on Open Thread LXXV at okedyulabeluu
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Given the fact that our compact funding is nearly depleted in the next 4 or 5 yrs or so… And our leadership, especially OEK is in turmoil, not synchronized ….how efficiently and ethically can we arrive with the best and most friendly investor/developer? If you like foreign investor but not those who cheat and deceive you; who do you have in mind? And how much time will it takes to actually benefit from them. Please elaborate cause I for one is dying to live with basic and simple life-Honto-Style it is! Belief it or not, I’ll be the first one to arrive in Palau to establish my life in Honto should we plan to live the old days…back in the 60 and beyond. Sulang
Commented Jul 21, 2009 on Open Thread LXXV at okedyulabeluu
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Concerned, I bet you "change" is the name behind "Where's HS" or "Go Tommy." They couldn’t stand the heat; and therefore, such name seems to fit their actions which best describe the true character behind the scene. LOL…. Where’s HS/Go Tommy, I told you the tidal wave is heading your way.
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For those who are anti developer, I wonder if you can come up with feasible solution(s) that will guaranty a promising long term source of funds to operate our government and pay its deficit? Please be specific. Thank you!
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For those who are anti developer, I wonder if you can come up with feasible solution(s) that will guaranty a promising long term source of funds to operate our government and pay its deficit? Please be specific. Thank you!
Commented Jul 20, 2009 on Open Thread LXXV at okedyulabeluu
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