星期二, 9月 26, 2006

百年可笑名人预言

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历史上许多名人都曾对未来进行过各种预言。但随着时间推移,其中许多预言在现在看来却显得愚蠢可笑。日前,专家评选出过去一个多世纪以来最可笑的一些名人预言。

里根没有“总统相”

1969年10月26日,撒切尔夫人预言称:“需要许多年以后,一名女性才可能成为英国首相———但在我所处的时代是不可能实现的。”但众所周知,10多年后,撒切尔夫人自己就成了英国第一名女首相。

美国前总统里根曾是一名演员。1964年,美国“联艺”电影公司拍摄一部名为《最好的男人》影片,片中主角是一名总统。然而当里根报名参加主角试镜时,电影公司的主管却将他淘汰。主管预言说:“里根不具备一名总统应有的相貌。”

汽车不会取代马车

1903年,密歇根州储蓄银行总裁建议亨利·福特的律师不要投资创办福特汽车公司。当时他说:“马车将继续保留下去,但机动车只会是很快消失的新奇玩意。”

1895年,英国皇家协会的主席、英国著名数学家和物理学家罗德·凯尔文称:“比 空气重的飞行机器是不可能存在的。”1901年,航空先驱莱特兄弟在一次飞行试验失败时也沮丧地预言说:“人类在50年内都不可能飞上天。”但2年后,2 人就进行了第一次成功的飞行。

喷气飞机“不现实”

伦敦大学自然哲学和天文学教授迪欧尼西斯·拉德(1793-1859)曾预言称:“高速运行的铁路运输永远不可能实现,因为乘客将因高速而无法呼吸,最终将因窒息而死。”

20世纪30年代,当喷气式飞机发动机的发明者弗兰克·惠特尔展示他的发明构想时,剑桥大学著名的航空学教授不屑地预言称:“这的确非常有趣,惠特尔,我的孩子,但它永远不可能成为现实的。”

电脑没理由进家庭

美国的数字设备公司是美国仅次于IBM公司的第二大信息系统公司。但1977年,该公司的创始人和总裁肯·奥尔森女士曾预言称:“认为每个人都希望在家中有一台电脑毫无理由。”

1946年电视刚发明时,著名电影制片人达莱尔·扎怒克预言:“电视不会长久的。人们将很快就对盯着这个木盒子感到厌倦。”

电话“没有价值”

西联公司是全球最大的汇款公司,每年在全球范围内为客户转账数十亿美元。但1878年,该公司一份备忘录中却预言称:“电话有太多缺点,使它无法被当成一种正式的通讯手段。这一设备对我们公司来说,永远都没有价值。”

1959年,当施乐复印机公司的创办人拿着刚研制出来的第一台复印机向IBM公司寻求合作时,后者却以复印机不可能有足够大的市场而拒绝。IBM预言称:“世界对复印机的潜在市场最多不超过5000台。”

人类造不出原子弹

1932年,爱因斯坦预言:“没有任何一丝迹象表明人类可以获得核能量,因这意味着原子将被随意切割。”但短短10多年后,人类就已经成功研制出原子弹。

爱因斯坦都會錯,世事何曾是絕對?當真是: 凡事留一點,他日好相見。

5 則留言:

四葉草 提到...

小鳥哥, 好劲呀! 成个爱因斯坦咁!

Way 提到...

很有趣的一篇文章﹗

human book 提到...

List of racial discriminations in Malaysia, practiced by government as well as government agencies. This list is an open secret. Best verified by government itself because it got the statistics.

This list is not in the order of importance, that means the first one on the list is not the most important and the last one on the list does not mean least important.

This list is a common knowledge to a lot of Malaysians, especially those non-malays (Chinese, Ibans, Kadazans, Orang Asli, Tamils, etc) who were being racially discriminated.

Figures in this list are estimates only and please take it as a guide only. Government of Malaysia has the most correct figures. Is government of Malaysia too ashamed to publish their racist acts by publishing racial statistics?

This list cover a period of about 49 years since independence (1957).

List of racial discriminations (Malaysia):

(1) Out of all the 5 major banks, only one bank is multi-racial, the rest are controlled by malays

(2) 99% of Petronas directors are malays

(3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese

(4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by malays

(5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be bumis status

(6) 0% of non-malay staffs is legally required in malay companies. But there must be 30% malay staffs in Chinese companies

(7) 5% of all new intake for government army, nurses, polices, is non-malays

(8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960

(9) 2% is the percentage of non-malay government servants in Putrajaya. But malays make up 98%

(10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960

(11) 95% of government contracts are given to malays

(12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by malay government e.g. Approved permits, Taxi permits, etc

(13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah had to be sold to malay controlled Bernas in 1980s. Otherwise, life is make difficult for Chinese rice millers

(14) 100 big companies set up, owned and managed by Chinese Malaysians were taken over by government, and later managed by malays since 1970s e.g. MISC, UMBC, UTC, etc

(15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia, throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other malay transport companies due to rejection by malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses

(16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given

(17) 0 non-malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar bus station (November 2004)

(18) 8000 billion ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to malay pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatisation of government agencies, Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years period

(19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(21) 2637 malay primary schools built since 1968 - 2000

(22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, malay schools got 96.5%

(23) While a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, a malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible

(24) 10 all public universities vice chancellors are malays

(25) 5% - the government universities lecturers of non-malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004

(26) Only 5% is given to non-malays for government scholarships over 40 years

(27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japan and Korea under "Look East Policy"

(28) 128 STPM Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired e.g. Medicine (in 2004)

(29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% malays

(30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program in 2003

(31) 25% is Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, drop from 45% in 1957

(32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indians population (2004), a drop from 12% in 1957

(33) 2 million Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago

(34) 0.5 million Indian Malaysians had emigrated to overseas

(35) 3 million Indonesians had migrated into Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens with bumis status

(36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indian Malaysians with red IC and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenships compare with the Chinese and Indians

(37) 5% - 15% discount for a malay to buy a house, regardless whether the malay is poor or rich

(38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what malay villages got for rural development budget

(39) 50 road names (at least) had been changed from Chinese names to other names

(40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g. Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government try to shun Chinese names. This racism happened in around year 2000 or sort

(41) 0 churches/temples were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate got at least one mosque/surau built

(42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysia since 1970. No churches, no temples are required to be built in housing estates

(43) 1 Catholic church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed. But told by malay authority that it must look like a factory and not look like a church. Still not yet approved in 2004

(44) 1 publishing of Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002)

(45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1, RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-malay origins

(46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less

(47) 10 times, at least, malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians using May 13 since 1969

(48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to be developed

(49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racistly re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted that Chinese candidates, particularly DAP candidates lost in election since 1970s

(50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960

(51) 0 - elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s

(52) 20 reported cases whereby malay ambulance attendances treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200

(53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record

(54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down malays were seriously assaulted or killed by malays

(55) 12% is what ASB/ASN got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum

There are hundreds more racial discriminations in Malaysia to add to this list of "colossal" racism. It is hope that the victims of racism will write in to expose racism.

Malaysia government should publish statistics showing how much malays had benefited from the "special rights" of malays and at the same time tell the statistics of how much other minority races are being discriminated.

Hence, the responsibility lies in the Malaysia government itself to publish unadulterated statistics of racial discrimination.

If the Malaysia government hides the statistics above, then there must be some evil doings, immoral doings, shameful doings and sinful doings, like the Nazi, going on onto the non-malays of Malaysia.

Civilized nation, unlike evil Nazi, must publish statistics to show its treatment on its minority races. This is what Malaysia must publish……….

We are asking for the publication of the statistics showing how "implementation of special rights of malays" had inflicted colossal racial discrimination onto non-malays.

cocalalah 提到...

所以说世事无绝对!

mermaid 提到...

昨天放假,一口氣讀哂你成年的作品,累死我了.

除左知道火鳥有個豪華新竇外,還知道你是一個咩都啱玩的人,除左做野吾岩.

今日的blog 執得好整齊,讚!!!!