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Post  tohkharpengkew080022 on Tue 19 Jan 2010, 12:28 am

1. comment on livespeech
Name: Toh Khar Peng matrix number:KEW 080022
KXEX 2163 Thinking and communication skill
Comment on a live speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaUbFk4xp9A
The people I choose to comment is Hillary Rodham Clinton. She is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to2009. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she served as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
I choose to comment her live speech because her speech was amazing. I was impressed for Hillary for a great long time. Her history was amazing , she playing the pivotal role in the Bill Clinton become the president of united states. When I heard the lecturer give us the assignment of giving the comment to a lives speech , the very first person come to my mind are her, Hillary Clinton. I still remember vividly the speech she give last time ,” no way, no how , no Mccain.
I was choosing this speech because this speed giving me the knock of the soul at the most at that moment. Excellent speech. No matter which campaign you from, surely you will impressed from it. This is the first comment I read for her speech. All the comment for her are praising without any bad words.
She is class, Hillary Clinton , she was perfect to set the tone what was a defining moment in this presidential campaign. From her speech , you will willing to vote the Barack Obama without any hesitation. She did a great job, for Barack Obama, her power of speed was salute me.
First of all, her daughter , Chelsea Victoria Clinton, intro her mother Hillary Clinton , from her face , u can feel she is so proud, she is so proud for her mother ,her hero. Even her husband and also as an audience , a supporter for her. When she start her speed she was so calm, you can feel like all are under her control, her passion, her spirit, fight for country, fight for love without any doubt.
"No way. No how. No McCain."Barack Obama is my candidate. And he must be our President." This is the climate of her speech I think, she lead the everyone no matter her supporter ,or who you are, to support the Obama. All audience stand up clap for her, we feel like she can help everyone for do not need to suffer the failed leadership. And she is born to be here to be our leader.
And then she started to critics the John McCain ,from the healthy and worker politics. And Hillary are smart to link the George Bush with John McCain , the two politicians are same with their attitude and the method. She made people to believe that we will not get a good life under McCain.
She start to telling the audience story , from her story ,she leading the all audience to believe and tell for the all why we need to choose the Barack Obama as our president. After it ,she ran for president to renew the promise of America. Below is what her promise.
To rebuild the middle class and sustain the American Dream, to provide the opportunity to work hard and have that work rewarded, to save for college, a home and retirement, to afford the gas and groceries and still have a little left over each month.

To promote a clean energy economy that will create millions of green collar jobs.

To create a health care system that is universal, high quality, and affordable so that parents no longer have to choose between care for themselves or their children or be stuck in dead end jobs simply to keep their insurance.

To create a world class education system and make college affordable again.

To fight for an America defined by deep and meaningful equality — from civil rights to labor rights, from women's rights to gay rights, from ending discrimination to promoting unionization to providing help for the most important job there is: caring for our families. To help every child live up to his or her God-given potential.

To make America once again a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.

To bring fiscal sanity back to Washington and make our government an instrument of the public good, not of private plunder.

To restore America's standing in the world, to end the war in Iraq, bring our troops home and honor their service by caring for our veterans.

And to join with our allies to confront our shared challenges, from poverty and genocide to terrorism and global warming.
The all promise of her give is persuasive. Her promise let all the people trust and believe her without any doubt. Hillary Clinton use d the “we “ after that to made the people feel we are all together a great nation with the rule of Barack Obama. Her speech have knock the soul of the audience to fight for the country ,love the country, under the rule of Obama, we can achieve a great, peaceful, lovely , and passion country.
I have never felt so much respect and admiration for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. You really did make history tonight. An awe-inspiring speech and the grandest of gestures from a true Democratic statesman. But she really went beyond expectation and absolve herself of all responsibility for the election. Even the Obama win or lose, Hillary still get the credit because of tonight.

2.comment on newspaper
Name: Toh Khar Peng matrix number:KEW 080022
KXEX 2163 Thinking and communication skill
Comment on a newspaper article

I was really quite surprised that when I read that even four days after the earthquake, the survivor still waiting for the basics: food, water ,and medicine, even the world leader have pledge aid to rebuild the devastated. Although it all need times consuming to deliver all the basics, but I have felt that, their actions are too slow for the rescue.
The logistical logjams problems have made the many of the victims sheltering in makeshift camps on streets strewn with debris and decomposing bodies. This situation will caused a lot of healthy problem from the above. The consequence maybe will cause the disease spreading around the area. And lack of the authority, the condition at the Haiti became very worst, the fighting broke out are all around the place. The many of Haitian are finding the food and shelter in the countryside and flee aftershocks and violence, this is really so sad to hear about that in this century, someone really need to pick up the task to save all of them.
The U.S. president Barack Obama promised to help as sent the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Haiti, to control over the congested main airport to guide aid from around the world. This is helping a lot for now, because even the government Haiti is on the chaos now, they are in shell-shocked for this moment. That are chaos in the streets, the police patrols shots the tear gas to try disperses looters, and can be seen the young man carrying pistols everywhere. It really need some force to fix it.
Besides that, even the military of U.S. or aid worker at there really no shown the professional of them, tossing and throw the food and water to the desperate Haitians. This just another disaster to them, this is what kind of rescue ,just only made the things become worst and worst. Someone should really held the responsible for it. They should organized and do the identifying for the sick and old giving them the priority first.
I really salute the spirit of rescue team, even after four days the earthquake , thanks to their effort they pulled two Haitian girls from a ruin house. And the rescue teams have also saves a supermarket cahier which is buried inside. The Haitian government are unable to handle the crisis alone the quake even destroyed the presidential palace and knocked out communication and power. This incident really brought a disaster to Haitian, they need a lot of work and time to regain all of this.
At the last, I feel that we really need to appreciate and cherish what we have now after read out the this report. We really should do something like donation drive or everything possible to help them.

Source from:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/17/worldupdates/2010-01-17T105807Z_01_NOOTR_RTRMDNC_0_-453452-45&sec=Worldupdates

World pledges quake aid, Haitians still waiting
By Andrew Cawthorne and Catherine Bremer
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - World leaders have stepped up to pledge aid to rebuild a devastated Haiti, but on the streets of its wrecked capital quake survivors were still waiting on Sunday for the basics: food, water and medicine.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to Haiti President Rene Preval during her visit to Port-au-Prince January 16, 2010. World leaders have stepped up to pledge aid to rebuild a devastated Haiti, but on the streets of its wrecked capital quake survivors were still waiting for the basics: food, water and medicine. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
Four days after a massive quake killed up to 200,000 people international rescue teams were still finding people alive under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince.
Hundreds of thousands of hungry Haitians were desperately waiting for help, but logistical logjams kept major relief from reaching most victims, many of them sheltering in makeshift camps on streets strewn with debris and decomposing bodies.
In the widespread absence of authority, looters swarmed over collapsed stores on the city's shattered main commercial boulevard, carrying off T-shirts, bags, toys and anything else they could find. Fighting broke out between groups of looters carrying knives, ice-picks, hammers and rocks.
Many Haitians streamed out of the city on foot with suitcases on their heads or jammed in cars to find food and shelter in the countryside, and flee aftershocks and violence.
Many others crowded the airport hoping to get on planes that left packed with Haitians.
President Barack Obama promised help as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew to Haiti, where the shell-shocked government gave the United States control over the congested main airport to guide aid flights from around the world.
"We're moving forward with one of the largest relief efforts in our history to save lives and deliver relief that averts an even larger catastrophe," said Obama, flanked at the White House by predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who will lead a charity drive to help Haiti.
CHAOS
But on the streets of Port-au-Prince, where scarce police patrols fired occasional shots and tear gas to try to disperse looters, the distribution of aid appeared random, chaotic and minimal. Downtown, young men could be seen carrying pistols.
There were jostling scrums for food and water as U.S. military helicopters swooped down to throw out boxes of water bottles and rations. A reporter also saw foreign aid workers tossing packets of food to desperate Haitians.
"The distribution is totally disorganized. They are not identifying the people who need the water. The sick and the old have no chance," said Estime Pierre Deny, standing at the back of a crowd looking for water with his empty plastic container.
Haiti is the Western Hemisphere's poorest country and has for decades struggled with devastating storms, floods and political unrest. Around 9,000 U.N. peacekeepers have provided security here since a 2004 uprising ousted one president.
Looting has been sporadic since Tuesday's earthquake, which flattened large parts of the capital. But it appeared to widen on Saturday as people became more desperate.
The U.N. mission responsible for security in Haiti lost at least 40 of its members when its headquarters collapsed. The U.N. said the mission's chief, Hedi Annabi of Tunisia, his deputy Luiz Carlos da Costa of Brazil and U.N. police commissioner in Haiti, Doug Coates of Canada, were killed.
RUSSIANS RESCUE GIRLS
Four days after the 7.0 magnitude quake, aftershocks were felt every few hours in the capital, terrifying survivors and sending rubble and dust tumbling from buildings.
Dramatizing the need to keep up rescue efforts, a Russian team pulled out two Haitian girls still alive -- 9-year-old Olon Remi and 11-year-old Senviol Ovri -- from the ruins of a house on Saturday.
U.S. rescuers worked through the night to dig out survivors from one collapsed supermarket where as many as 100 people could have been trapped inside. They were about to give up, when they were told a supermarket cashier had managed to call someone in Miami to say she was still alive inside.
Trucks piled with corpses have been ferrying bodies to hurriedly excavated mass graves outside the city, but thousands of bodies are still believed buried under the rubble.
Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime said around 50,000 bodies had already been collected and the final death toll will likely be between 100,000 and 200,000.
Dozens of bloated bodies have been dumped in the yard outside the main hospital on Saturday, decomposing in the sun. The hospital gardens were a mass of beds with injured people, with makeshift drips hanging from trees.
The weakened Haitian government is in no position to handle the crisis alone. The quake destroyed the presidential palace and knocked out communications and power. President Rene Preval is living and working from the judicial police headquarters.
AIRPORT BOTTLENECK
Hillary Clinton told Haitians the United States will ensure their country emerges "stronger and better" from the disaster.
"We will be here today, tomorrow and for the time ahead," she said after meeting Preval at the airport.
The U.S. State Department confirmed 15 Americans had died in the temblor, including one of its employees in Haiti.
Dozens of countries have sent planes with rescue teams, doctors, tents, food, medicine and other supplies, but faced a bottleneck at Port-au-Prince's small airport.
The American Red Cross said 50-bed field hospitals and water purification equipment that were rerouted to neighbouring Dominican Republic arrived by truck convoy, allowing it to start distributing water and first aid in Port-au-Prince.
Air traffic control in Port-au-Prince, hampered by damage to the airport's tower, was taken over by the U.S. military with backup from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which arrived off Haiti on Friday.
Navy helicopters are taking water and rations ashore and ferrying injured people to a field hospital near the airport.
The Pan American Health Organization said at least eight hospitals and health centres in Port-au-Prince had collapsed or sustained damage and were unable to function.
The president of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, will visit Haiti on Monday and attend a donors meeting in the Dominican Republic to start analysing Haiti's reconstruction needs, a bank spokesman said.

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Post  Cheah Meng Kit KEW080006 on Tue 19 Jan 2010, 10:20 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton as the 67th United States Secretary of State is a great woman. She should be the example of all the women in the world.
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Post  Leong Jia Wei KEW080013 on Thu 21 Jan 2010, 3:08 pm

Hillary Clinton is a truly amazing women. Even what her husband did, she put it behind her and rose from the flames like a phoenix! I salute her for that alone!
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