Obama vs McCain

Barack Hussein Obama vs John Sidney McCain? 

I have heard from many that Obama is likely to win the elections than McCain. Is it true? If I were an american voter, I’ll go for Obama! We are of same color hehehe just kidin! 🙂

Actually, I had a previous post about OBAMA vs McCAIN, yet I thought of posting another one to inform you and hopefully many about an information I heard which caught my attention.

I have a friend who is closely  working with an American Soldier. I would just name my friend as “binoy” and his American friend “Joe.” Binoy, in one of our regular meeting, mentioned about the upcoming US elections.  He said that most of the ads and even news infered that Obama will win for Presidential elections. I definitely agreed with him. He spoke out his views and side about the elections, the whys and hows. What stunned me was when he told me about an assassination plot about Obama. He said that Joe told him, in one of their drinking spree, that should Obama win the elections, an assassination plot will be raised for Obama. Joe even told him that it’s already planned. Binoy asked why? Joe explained that most Americans still don’t like “blacks” much more would they want a president. I was actually doubtful because all I know racial discrimination in America has long been gone. Yet Binoy further continued that he also gave same comment to Joe but Joe insisted that its true,color discrimination is still existing in American land. (Is this really true?) Joe said that the a special operations team from american military was already in place to execute the plans. Well, its just so hard believe on “hearsays” but should this be true…i hope it remained a hearsay. 

Posted under Politics by brix on Sunday 2 November 2008 at 1:36 pm

Water vs Paracetamol

Water versus Paracetamol?

My grandfather died from a lung problem. Although he was a regular smoker, he also had a weak lungs. Unluckily, I inherited my granpa’s weakness, a vulnerable respiratory system.

I couldn’t count on my fingers how many times i was hospitalized because of Respiratory Track Infection. And everytime I was confined at the hospital or diagnosed with RTI, I am bombarded with lots of medicines. Paracetamol was never out in my list of drugs since along with my RTI was always a fever. In short, my body was so full of Paracetamol and other RTI related meds.

Until one day, I read from a bulletin posted by my office mate about water therapy and its benefits. I found out that there are various illnesses and diseases you can treat by only drinking water. And one of these was my chronic problem, cough and colds. When I first read about it, i couldn’t believe since it was too good to be true. I couldn’t imagine a free and very accessible medicine for URTI-water.

Until soon enough, i had flu and eventually had a slight fever. I then gambled in drinking water instead of taking medicine. As soon as I stood on my feet the next day, I drank 1.5 liters of water and drank more as much as i could. I never stopped drinking water the whole day. Its like I want to drown myself from water. I thought then that if other people can bear drinking cases of Liquors/beers, why can’t I drink cases of water? Much more if it can make my body feel better or heal me from any sickness? And so I ended the day with only water running my whole body. I continued until before I slept. The only thing i hated when I was doing this was, I was also a chronic visitor of the comfort room. 🙂 but the following day? I swear, God knows, had no fever and I really felt better. I was really amazed. I dunno if that was a coincident but just a week ago, i had again a flu and slight fever. And all i did was just drink plenty and plenty and plenty and pleeeenty of water. Although i bought Paracetamol and few Carbocisteine capsules, i did not bother taking it. Still, I got healed.

Water is I guess a very powerful medicine we should all take advantage of. Its not that I am setting aside medicines( i still believe in them), but if we can heal our illnesses by natural resources/process, why not take it? And besides its for free!

By the way, if you want to read more on water and its benefits, click here

Posted under Health,Personal by brix on Saturday 1 November 2008 at 10:43 am

Friendster vs Facebook

Friendster versus Facebook. Facebook versus Friendster. Which is better?

I have signed up and used friendster for almost 3 years now. I was very pleased with this social site because it has been surprising me in meeting my long lost classmates and friends online. It has indeed a very helpful tool in linking to/with other people, both those you know and those you dont.

With that number of years, I could somehow say that I know well friendster’s services and/or features. I have no complains about this social site except sometimes I had so many messages and requests to people who I don’t know and are just actually wanting to befriend with me because they just wanted to increase their list of friends to hundreds and maybe thousands (well, it’s a social site anyway).

Just lately my wife told me about another social site called Facebook.Although I have heard about it for the past years, I explained to her that as far as I know, Friendster was just patterned to Facebook. The only difference i guess was friendster spread like a virus, especially in the PHilippines.

I thought Facebook has bad features that’s why it was outran by friendster. However, when my wife told me Kris Aquino uses Facebook, I then thought Facebook may not be that bad at all, knowing Kris Aquino’s character, very choosy and ‘meticulous’. [Yet I still dont like her :-)]

2 days ago, my brother told me he doesn’t have friendster accounts, but he, his wife, my brothers and his friends rather use Facebook. I asked why and he told me that facebook is better. He explained few points and reasoned more on the fact that in friendster, you have so many offending photos and pictures, sometimes even posted on main pages. There are lots of nude photos in friendster. (Have you noticed that also?) Also, he said that in facebook, you’re social network limits only to your friends and your friends friends, and not to people who are not related to you at all.

To check and see the difference, I signed up for Facebook and I’m just few days old now. For the meantime, I could hardly give feedbacks on difference between the 2 but I have researched few sites and here are some that I found out:

THE FEEL: Similarities and Differences

Similar Features:
• Friend Updates
• Upload Photos and Videos
• Comments (Friendster)/ the Wall (Facebook)
• Send a Smile (Friendster)/ Poke (Facebook)
• Connect with School/ College Friends
• Fans Profiles
• Shout Out (Friendster)/ What am I doing right now (Facebook)
• Classifieds
• Bulletin Boards (Friendster)/ Events and Feed (Facebook)
• Send a Smile (Friendster)/ Poke (Facebook)
• Groups and Discussion Forums

Differences:

Level of Privacy
Both Friendster and Facebook have customizable privacy settings, and allow their users to choose what profile visitors can and cannot see. However, Facebook is stricter when it comes to privacy, as full viewing of profiles is restricted to 1st-degree friends only; whereas Friendster allows anyone, including non-registered Friendster browsers, to explore and view all “open” profiles.

Blogs
Friendster has its own blog-builder open to its users which works like and just as customizable as any other weblog publishing site. The Friendster blog is linked to the user profile page and opens up into a separate window when accessed. Facebook on the other hand, only allows users to post links to their external weblogs on their Facebook profiles.

Applications
Facebook’s Applications is what sets it apart from Friendster. Due to its restricted layout and small fonts, adding applications to the Facebook profile is easy as a breeze. Due to Facebook Platform which allows developers to create applications to be shared and used within the Facebook community, Facebook has a well of fun applications that users can add to their own and their friends’ profiles ranging from games, quizzes, polls, virtual gestures, etc.

Distinctly Friendster:
CSS customizable profiles.

Distinctly Facebook:
Gifts
This is a feature that allows users to send virtual gifts to their Facebook friends and networks.

Badges
This feature allows users to create their own Facebook profile widget that they can upload in other websites.

Business Solutions
Facebook also has a dedicated page that encourages employers, business owners and organizations to create Facebook profiles and use it as a tool to promote their businesses or groups, and to connect with members/customers.

Read more of this here

Posted under Communication,Infromation Tech/Internet,Miscellaneous,Personal by brix on Thursday 16 October 2008 at 5:20 am

Salamander vs Frog

Just this morning, my brother showed me a video from YouTube which really amazed me. It was about a frog and a salamander. Since this site actually covers anything with “versus”, i chanced to post it here. 

Watch the video below or click here. You will be amazed how a frog eats a Salamander, yet will be more stunned to see the salamander kill the  frog!

Posted under Animals,The Ring by brix on Sunday 12 October 2008 at 5:35 am

Something vs Anything

Something versus Anything?

I am not expert in grammar so here’s an article i read about when to use the word ‘something’, ‘anything’, ‘someone’ and ‘anyone’. Hope this will help.

Hub Request: what  is the distinction between something and anything?

It’s easiest to first look at the definitions of “some” and “any”:

Some: An unspecified number or quantity

Any: to any degree or extent; one, some, every, or all without specification

Definition: Something

Something (pronoun): An indeterminate or unspecified thing, amount or extent

  • We all remembered something of their visit.
  • She was a biology teacher, but she knew something about physics.

Definition: Anything

Anything (pronoun): Any object, occurrence, or matter whatever.

  • Do you have anything you’d like to say?
  • I will have anything to eat

What is the Difference? Read more here…

Posted under Communication,Miscellaneous by brix on Thursday 9 October 2008 at 4:34 am

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