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Quote of the Week

“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, […]

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Diving Destinations

A friend from Hong Kong asked me for advice on booking a diving trip to Pulau Redang for a holiday. Here is my response. —————————————————————————————————————— I agree that Pulau Redang is the best diving site in Peninsular Malaysia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redang_Island But only within Peninsular Malaysia. It is popular with Malaysians because it is near to Kuala […]

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Quote of the Week

“We have met the enemy, and they are us.” – this is a twist on Oliver Hazard Perry’s words after a naval battle: “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.” The updated version was first used in the comic strip “Pogo,” by Walt Kelly, in the 1960s and referred to the turmoil caused […]

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De Oppresso Liber

De oppresso liber is the motto of the United States Army Special Forces. “The turbulent have to be corrected, The faint-hearted cheered up, The weak supported; The Gospel’s opponents need to be refuted, Its insidious enemies guarded against; The unlearned need to be taught, The indolent stirred up, The argumentative checked; The proud must be […]

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