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Police Search

November 16th, 2007

A bunch of us were in Soho the other night and a plain-clothed policeman and 2 policemen came by and started to interrogate my friend because he was smoking rolled cigarettes. They asked my friend to empty his pockets and other embarrasing things. Should the plain-clothed cop show his ID or badge before making such requests? What is the general procedure?

Smoking In Bars Continued

November 16th, 2007

Along with smoking in bars being an erosion of our civil rights, the laws regulating smoking in bars are not being followed by the tobacco control office and smoking exemptions are being withdrawn at the whim of the officers rather than for actual infringements of the smoking exemption rules.

 I know of one bar that lost its smoking exemption because it served food.  The smoking ordinance states very clearly that a bar is only in violation of the law if it "PRIMARILY" serves food. 

This bar was never questioned about the percentage of food to alcohol sales, and during its hearing the management was told that it had broken the regulations by allowing a magazine to print an unauthorized note in a dining round-up saying food was available in the bar.

 If the government wants businesses to follow the law, it should follow it itself.

Banning Smoking in Bars

November 14th, 2007

Another erosion of civil liberties…. the banning of smoking at bars and restaurants… I am a non-smoker and find the banning of smoking in bars to be another instance of our freedom being taken away from us.

An alternative solution would be for the government to setup different licensing policies for smoking and non-smoking bars; and the government can regulate the proportion of smoking to non-smoking bars through pricing control. This offers people who don't wish to suffer second hand smoke to go to bars that are non-smoking and those who wish to smoke to go to bars smoking bars.

Are we becoming too politically-correct?

2 Found Dead at Grand Hyatt

November 14th, 2007

Anymore updates on the 2 people who died at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong? I heard that the 2 who died were businessmen staying over and they were found dead in their suits.

Pollution in Hong Kong

November 13th, 2007

I can't understand why everyone in Hong Kong is asking the government to spearhead initiatives to curb pollution in Hong Kong. It is well-known that ~80% of the pollution comes from the Pearl River Delta region so even if Hong Kong didn't have cars, we would still have serious pollution issues to deal with. Perhaps a more sensible idea would be for the Hong Kong Government to disucss these issues with China. Shouldn't we try to address the real cause?

Flu Vaccines

October 28th, 2007

The Influenza virus has a unique genome made of 8 separate pieces of DNA that be exchanged between other flu viruses which is why the virus is changing constantly. Flu vaccines are all made from previous strains of the virus which invariably one would already have immunity to and it is impossible to have vaccination for future strains of the flu virus…

Why are people anywhere in the world taking them Flu vaccines?  It is absurd, this is a disease that you cannot vaccinate against.

Moreover, Flu vaccines contain a lot of very nasty chemicals in them such as Thimerosal and Formaldehyde. Thimerosal is a mercury-based compound that is highly toxic to nerve cells and has been linked to be the cause of Autoism; it is used in the vaccine as a preservative.

Formaldehyde is a chemical used to preserving dead bodies; it is carcinogenic chemical and is very harmful to the body.

Can somebody challenge what I am saying and please back up what you say with scientific facts?

Anti-competition Laws

October 28th, 2007

Hong Kong desperately needs anti-competition laws….. to free the economy from the monopolies and duopolies such as Welcome and Park 'n' Shop…… When will the government do something about this??

Martin Lee and the Democrats

October 28th, 2007

Martin Lee and the democrats are typical arm-chair critics - I really would delight in seeing these people do something constructive for Hong Kong rather than spend every waking hour criticising government.

The recent letter that Martin submitted to the US government was rather harsh - wasn't it?

Universal Suffrage in Hong Kong

October 28th, 2007

I have been grappling with the idea of universal suffrage in Hong Kong but hitherto cannot see any discernible benefits from it. Thus far, without universal suffrage, Hong Kong is still by far the free-est place I've ever lived in, I can speak freely about what I think, I feel safe when I leave my house, I can setup a business from scratch with little to no assistance and I can enjoy a multi-cultural and multi-religious environment free of discrimination.

What will universal suffrage bring? America, for instance, has universal suffrage but it is one of the most unsafe places to live in, where racism is rife and you cannot even walk down the street drinking a beer…..

Have I missed out on something?

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