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how unrealistic, please visit the newest hotels in palau, you will see that the palauans working there are indeed the chamber maids and boat operators and the like. not very many attorneys, surveyors or consultants now that the doors have opened for the prr and sea passion. not very many palauan accountants, secretaries and clerks at those locations either. mr. man you forget that jt was the ambassador to taiwan before becoming president, what other forms of foreign investment do you see the taiwanese involved in, banking, for example, first commercial bank has how many palauans? one? insurance companies already in palau are mostly based in guam, another one would be overkill for palau, don't you think. international service industries, agriculture have already well established foreign operated businesses, where are the jobs for the palauans? admittedly, the aquaculture and medical services are owned by palauans but still have increasingly foreign employees, with exception of dr. roberts clinic. and finally, yes, palauans will not sell their land as you and mr. diaz have put it they will only lease it for an eternity...way more than 10 to 15 years. a omeral chad er belau engdiak moluches el uaisei leng kmal keltukl el blulak...ngdi ak medengei el kmo ngdiam om chad er belau e diak om kei er belau, kau ma islander ma uchul eng kmal beot a omomulak er tiang... ka di mei em visit...adang
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Wow...the novelty of swimming with turtles, in Hawaii no less, did not happen to go to Poipu and swim with the Eagle Spotted Sting Ray and get covered with the thick film of oil from the tourists' sun block. I am all for the conservation of stock, as I do enjoy the delicacy, and do consider the Ngasech and Melob a matter of cultural pride. Waiting for it would make it all the more sweeter. But why not include the Leatherback and Loggerneck, who while are not as significant culturally, are in fewer numbers in Palau. Yes, there is evidence of these species in Palau. While there why not put more effective conditions for Mesekiu and Grouper/Coral Cod. Better yet, reinvest in the former MMDC programs to increase stock in giant clams and turtles. Having seasons and moratoriums are great, but with the price of everything going up, there are bound to be more people turning to natural resources for food. Increasing money on monitoring and prosecuting those who are willing to break the law could be spent on other efforts. Dikmedung eng mo mekull el dolai a cheled. Got Duaduau...? Adang, le rechad ra Taiwan a di omechar a Otkang ma Kism leng meklou a uchelel, ngdiak lolai a Duaduau leng kuk di meklou a ngisel. Semum is good for blachediil only...ka mluut el medasu a ungil teletellel a bo do mul ra kereker
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hey y'all, have you heard that JT is running with KM riding shotgun...game on morech er kemiu
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2008 on Why he chose Seid? at okedyulabeluu
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Oketol, how is it that the Taiwanese fishermen having the interest waived on fees is the MOJ's fault? are you saying that this was part of a plea bargain by the AG's Office? or a determination by the MOF? Udelei, tiang meral uaisei malechub ke locha cheluid...
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2008 on Chin likely to pair with Seid at okedyulabeluu
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lol...you folks 2 funny How are you able to support this communist propaganda from the same Senator who lists as an accomplishment the 99 year lease. Ngidil ta el chad el me dmu er ngak ra blil a blengur el kmo ak omulak, a le chad er belau ma le chad re ngodech el beluu, a mo ngodech a osengek er ngii leng locha mla bached. This is just too much...here comes another KGB in Palau, we all should be careful what we say, either he and another Senator beat us up or screams at us like a flamer in a restaurant. Seems like there are those here taking this into the racist realm...kede chebuul
Commented Feb 7, 2008 on Open Thread LVI at okedyulabeluu
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How ironic that Surangel who once was the highest vote getter is now calculating and plotting. He has not been Senate President as long as others, and has not wronged Palau by selling out or legislating for personal gains. Ironic to see that in the face of what is going on in this government, you accuse the Senator who pushed for minimum wage for Palauans of being self serving. Brother take a look around the stores, who has more Palauans working, oh well Surangel since purchasing Socio did add to his foreign workers, but who supervises them. We all want a stronger economy, but international investments cannot turn this boat around by itself, if the fat is not trimmed we will be in the same situation in no time. It will take reduction in government and increase in the private sector and government revenue to pull us out this hole. Diaz is two talking, hypocritical, ignorant, son of a banana tree as a person, what makes us think he'll be any different as a Senator...mista pleeze
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heh, yeah you know me, i would wait for the coach to call a time out and bring in the closer, new pitcher, new motion, new speed, best chance to win. that is what we need, best chance to win
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2008 on Koshiba declares bid for President at okedyulabeluu
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for the sake of discussion, former President Etpison was faced with a similar situation, where he inherited a flat economy with national government about to make its last round in a death spiral, under his administration the national government slowly worked back into the black and out from under DOI. President Etpison was probably the least charismatic president Palau has ever had, but he was a shrewd and conservative businessman, with leadership skills. back to more recent history, currently TR is the most charismatic and youthful (energetic) president Palau has ever had, can Palau afford to have another like him in here? what legacy does TR leave behind? if history serves as a lesson, what does this tell us about the kind of person we need in 08? ka di bong
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2008 on Surangel to run for President at okedyulabeluu
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For those of you who need to hop a plane to escape Palau and all its klechiibelau, please feel free, we who remain either by choice or by the inability to do so will, continue to make Palau more suitable for Palauans...merko molikes
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Socialism anyone?...lol, Uchelmelis has got this one by the balls, good point. how quick are we to regulate a freedom we should cherish, the Spanish, Germans and Japanese all tried to regulate or remove these cultural activities. if you want to live in a world where even down to the kebliil level, you were scrutinized and penalized, please take it somewhere else, they have a lot of that in North Korea...lol, sista please
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If for the rebirth of a nation, a depletion of what is already a scarce resource (Palauan Teachers & Palauan Doctors)is required then we are doomed, another Guam in the making, lol...yes, and let's hire some other nationality to replace them, there are too many Teachers & Doctors in the Philippines, India, Banladesh and China, they need somewhere to work...
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2008 on Koshiba declares bid for President at okedyulabeluu
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With Palau's shortage of Palauan doctors, how many medical doctors are we to lose in this election? doesn't look good...
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2008 on Koshiba declares bid for President at okedyulabeluu
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watcher, this is what i see...lol please hit the books, militarism requires a military force to be used as the focus, Palau has none such militaristic force...not to mention anykind of force...lol, in a democracy the idea of equality only emerges only if the number of weak, as you say, is equal to the number of strong, and is idealistic because you assume everyone should have a voice and that voice should be of equal value as the next, an impossibility, but be that as it may, if you take the concept of American Democracy, you will find that the first Presidents were men of the military and so of the many US Presidents till today. although, i do believe senator diaz was brainwashed lol, i think what they washed away was less than what they left behind, that is besides the point. Chin has very respectable military credentials as do many Palauan citizens, i don't believe they are all Rambo either, they make for effective leaders, there are too many good examples to list, lol...along with the many bad examples... i am not a big fan of the military but it does have a place in democracy, along with the ignorant horde and the elitists...lol, bro you bring out the text book in me ke kora omes ra hong ra daingak ngdiak...lol
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2008 on Surangel to run for President at okedyulabeluu
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watcher, please support the comments made, they are a little vague. please if i may, support whomever you want with their list of accomplishments and success, not someone else's rumored failures or evil doings. as for the comments on the financial prowess of the candidates, did not the 9 questions above focus on that? for you to say political connections and closed market v. open market...do they answer or give any headway to the questions asked? Surangel has evidence of his business skills, the company he built from the ground up, i remember when he used to sell appliances, outboard engines and frozen poultry from a shack in the back of his home in Serabe, C-rayb not Se-ra-bee...lol, he started from there and i hardly believe there was any clique involvement then, now maybe some. Surangel has prospered, despite what you say, Socio was not an insider job, or was it, conspiracy theorists abound, did PTC or hmmm what other local company would have the resources to purchase Socio, oh maybe Hanpa, if you consider that local, now there is a company with connections, not Palauan, no Palauan Managers, no problem, as long as they do for cheap...lol. that is one for you to take up with whomever you feel will take KN and TR to task, brother you talking about more than a decade of leadership giving it to the public up the whazooie and you still looking for someone to expose the theives...damn son, this lawyer while he got the job done, came out and blamed someone else for doing his job for him. yeah, he defended alright, no wonder the poor lady from Peleliu lost her children to Norway, he jumped in after the fact and dissected the case in a forum where it did not matter anymore, but it did get him some sympathy points... wow...look who's calling the kettle black, my bad but i do want to make the point, Surangel has the marks on the finance and business front...the other two candidates will have to show what they are all about when the time comes. peace out and my bad if any of this comes out wrong and insults anyone
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2008 on Surangel to run for President at okedyulabeluu
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Moces, It is not absolute that Chen Shui-Bian will not be Taiwan's next President. As you know Taiwan is parliamentary, and Chen Shui-Bian just recently resigned from his political party. As of yet he is still President, it is unusual but not uncommon to run with the support of a different party and still get elected into the Parliament, once there, he will have the opportunity, as with all other parliamentarians, to be President. I will agree that Senator Joshua Koshiba would be a good running mate for JT but not for his expressed support of mainland China, but for his ties to Senator McCain in the US who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination to represent the party in a presidential bid. What impact would that have on the COFA Review in 09? Could be nothing, could be something or could be everything for the next 15 years. Trends have it where Asia is the untapped market for developed countries of the world and the Pacific Region is the largest expansion target area for Asian business and government. It would seem likely that the Pacific Region would remain a high importance item, regardless of who is President of Taiwan, for the immediate future. But we shall see, won't we...a very exciting time.
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komeng, komeng, sel dirke mlo merek el tekingek a mle kirel mora watcher, ngdiak el kedelk, ak kmal ayamar...ma sel tekoi el dirrek el mlora martiliong a mle kirel mo ra remetau...komeng ak milcheuid
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2008 on Surangel to run for President at okedyulabeluu
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Kedelk, It seems interesting that these 9 items are posed to Surangel for he out of the candidates has proven the most in business attributes. Toribiong and Chin do not have businesses or finances locally generated to compare with Surangel's. The point being locally generated in my opinion. The diverse local niches into which the Surangel & Sons company does its business lends itself to the thinking that Surangel has an edge in the finance and especially revenue area. Another question we may ask is how do you think each candidate will do with the COFA Review in 09? Surangel will in my opinion, have the fewest reasons to deviate from having the interests of Palau in mind. Chin of course as has been mentioned in this blog site was former US Armed Forces and might have more ease in backing into the US's terms. Toribiong has had much experience, but with Taiwan in his recent past, I do not assume that he is free from any interests other than Palau's, Martiliong this interest is what is being sold, as opposed to selling as is being done legally, interest in governmental affairs. Surangel should definitely not be dismissed, not at this point anyway. As none of the candidates have built any platforms or even chosen a running mate, as slogans go they are still very generalized, as they should be. I for one am very excited on what they all have to say.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2008 on Surangel to run for President at okedyulabeluu
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LF, You can take my comments for what they are worth to you...its all good
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Husky, Bro for someone who lives in Airai, you sure do stick your neck out for these Koror State / National Government Sewer Workers. This is what I was trying to say, R&D should develop a regulation that charges separately for sewer connection and fees, fees being on a monthly basis. As you may or may not know, sewer is supposedly being included in the water bill, which is unfair for the septic tank users but they are not complaining. Back to the issue...once these fees are collected they may be used to purchase spares and support...lol, that will be the day, and even train the crew, if they missed the first one for the ponding system, which would allow for the merit increase you were talking about. It is a sad day where civil servants are working solely for "increase their salary", one should step back and assess what they are supposedly getting paid for in the first place. Nurses and Teachers on the other hand should not watch if the sewer crew gets its hazard pay, they should ask their bosses to take a pay cut and share the wealth...lol
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2007 on Sewage workers wants hazardous pay at okedyulabeluu
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Ak mla obes... The worst areas of overflow are the Ngerchemai pump, in front of the BNH and in front of King's. Ngerchemai is a load and piping problem while BNH and King's are during periods of heavy rain. Not only during peak periods.
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2007 on Sewage workers wants hazardous pay at okedyulabeluu
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Mardi, Although I do agree with the last statement in the above posting, there just needs to be some clarification on the points made. 1. Yes the pumps are not able to handle the load in that this system was studied in the seventies and built in the eighties, since then there have been no load assessments or even logs on which these records are kept, the main reason for this is the lack of a separate sewer fee by the national or state governments. 2. The lack of this fee has not allowed R&D to upgrade let alone maintain adequately the current system. 3. Pumps as pumps go are are standardized somewhat, but the pumps for the most part do not meet the specs exactly, ker di ou oles er ngii, mostly in the area of power and load, hence frequent problems, but since when did the government ever have spare parts on hand for anything, not to mention the reliability of PPUC power. 4. The overhaul mentioned was for changing out the pumps to meet the current PPUC power conditions, the R&D did not follow the required procedures to obtain the cost and hence was not approved for that budgetary year. 6. Not all large hotels are hooked up to the sewer system and those that are should pay as should all who are using national resources. 7. The burst pipes in front of Long Island was right after the road project, Socio / Surangel should and did fix that. As far as I know there are no sewer pipes toward the Koror Side of the bridge, might have been water pipe, which would be as old as the new bridge. Much of this infrastructure was in place before the current Minister R&D but, alsekum eng tellemall eng ngerchellel el kudmokl, msei a uchul eng kirel mo merek, ngikal Minister a bai kmal chelimosk ra rollel a logistics ra party ma omilillel a President...
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2007 on Sewage workers wants hazardous pay at okedyulabeluu
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Alii e LF, Kmal merang, a Peleliu a meral klebokel e ungil beluu. Ngdirrek el meral tekoi sel om du el kmo ungil a skuul era Peleliu. Ma ka mouchais el kmo tirkel tuobed ra PES ngtela er tir a graduate ra PHS, ngungil a percentage ra uldesuem, ngdiak a problem er sei? Te tela el chad a oureor ra state? A obeskak a uldesuem er sel ochur, eng mo ater ra klungel a beluu? Ker di wa aikal bebil ra state, el state a kot el klou el employment ra beluu. A Peleliu a ou hotel e ou resort e ou museum, e dirrek el diak el dirke klou a unemployment er ngii. Ar oumesind ra oureor a oureor ra Oreor. Ma elechal olengasech a cheral a cheluch, a omomdasu e domdois ra rechad ra beluu eng mo ungil? Kede mes a klungiolel a beluu, ngdi a klungiolel a beluu a di omesiich rar di mekesai le betok er kid a di mediderurt a mekekerei el rolel a udoud, leng diak a long term el ureor ra beluu. Ea TV, ma dengua, ma dengki, ma beras a di uspechall ra bek el sils. Me ka mouchais el kmo kede melemolm el uaisei, malechub kede mo miis aikel rokui el techall el me bedul beluu. Ka beskak e chimol tekoi el sel omdu el kmo guarantee eng 100% el mo tekoi. Ka mochotii sel telkelel a proof el mouspech er ngii. Ka mochotii a ngidil ta er aikal ngar ngii el siobai ra chelsel a Peleliu ra elechal taem el mle sebechel kudmokl aikel proof sera le kot el omuchel. Ak di chad ra beluu el dirrek el kmal soak a ungil mora beluu ma rengalkel. Ka di bong...
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E LF ngbai soam el di le uaisei a rechad ra Peleliu? Omomdasue el di le medechel el uaisei a beluu eng di ngii el mo ungil? Ka betechii a tara uldasue el kudmeklii a ngidil chelitchutul a Peleliu ra elechal taem? Ka di bong...
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!!! It is the time of year when we are able to dawn masks and pretend to be someone or something we are not. So I was thinking there are many in Palau who have been masquerading forever, it might be an interesting exercise for them to reveal their true selves today, since they have been in Halloween masks for so long. Sen. Diaz - Yes Man, he held that prominent position under the former Pres. of Senate the late JR, and now has moved up on the ladder to the top man, TR, it is a wonder he can still breath through that nose, needless to say he has been posing as a Senator. Pres. TR - Bill Clinton Wannabe, he has been racking up the notches on his belt but so far has not found his Monica, this Pres. gig is just to support his true addiction, posing as a JFK Wannabe, Camelot, i think not, maybe came-a-lot...lol, I go too far? my bad, I got the roles mixed up, lol... VP EKC - US Politician, the brother needs some color, this military put blinders on the man, posing as a Palauan Politician trying to find where the interests of the Palauan people fits in. Former Pres. KN - astute business man, this may be his true identity, but of late he has been the cover man for someone else, I don't just mean on the cover of a magazine, but also the potential closer of TR's misdeeds because he is implicated in them. Sen. Pres. Whipps - Confused, oh, he is truly that...posing as himself, lol...a good hearted man, just not politician material. WOW that was fun...what do you think...please add salt and pepper to taste
Commented Oct 31, 2007 on Open Thread LI at okedyulabeluu
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Hello Tuk, You see that is the exact same issue I have with McBrainy. Misinformation! What does the OEK have to do with faulty roads, unsafe drinking water, drug dealers and unsolved murders/crimes. That is all administrative, not legislative. And for the most part these things are being addressed or have been addressed. Do you have first hand experience with this drinking water nonsense? The tap water is potable, drinkable, absolutely safe to drink, and when it is not they have announcements, why does it keep coming up. If either you or McBrainy lived in Palau you'd know that for the past many months efforts have been made to relocate utilities for the new road, this after the causeways and airport have been redone. As far as Palauans living in or below poverty...you need to get your information correct, cite the study... The challenges and issues are there we see them and are not blinded by anyone's bling. It's just rude to point out the obvious, your implication that we on the rock are ignorant because the view is so much better from there, I beg to differ. You decided to step out the kitchen so leave the chef and whomever are left to tend the soup.
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