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19
Jun

Must Read: Tutu: The Slow Genocide of the Rohingya (People) | Newsweek

#ramadanmubarak #rohingya #rohingyamuslims #tutu #islam #muslims #myanmar

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Rohingya migrants who arrived in Indonesia last week by boat walk back after collecting breakfast at a temporary shelter near Langsa on Wednesday. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

According to the Honorable Archbishop Desmond Tutu 2015, “The credit that is due to the government of Myanmar for reforms undertaken over the past couple of years does not blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic minorities, the Rohingya population in particular.

A country that is not at peace with itself, that fails to acknowledge and protect the dignity and worth of all its people, is not a free country. Freedom is indivisible. All must be invited. All, a part.

The Rohingya people were not consulted when the British drew the Burmese border on the map. With those strokes of a pen, they became a borderland people; people whose ancestral land traverses political boundaries.”

Read more > Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya (People) | Newsweek

26
Nov

Is President Truly Empathetic or just Pathetic?….@BarackObama Condemns Ferguson Violence |@CALLISTE

@Errolcnn @DonLemon @BrookeBCNN @Sara__Firth #barackobama #ferguson #politics #law #justfeelit

Fires in Ferguson, Missouri

Fires burn in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo: ZeeNews.India.com

According to @Calliste 2014, “Yesterday President Barack Obama had the audacity to condemn the violent acts of the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Has Obama forgotten how he commands American drones and the U.S. military to fire on innocent and some times guilty people in non-confrontational countries? People in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen and other countries have not attacked America or Americans. Not one bullet. Yet he commands drone attacks against “could be” terrorists and their families, including unarmed woman and children. While the Ferguson protesters have a valid reason to exert force. Not permissible but still more of a valid reason than American troops and technology killing innocent people.

Lets allow ourselves to think for a minute: Possibly the Ferguson protesters feel the need to be violent because America as a whole is a very violent country. Gun toting, same culture killing…police executing…violence breeds/ begets violence. If the leadership at the top condones violence in the international arena that leader or those leaders should expect no less within the country.

I can go on for quite some time on this subject. But join in. I would love to read your comments.”

Read UPI article > Obama condemns violence, looting in Ferguson http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/11/25/Obama-condemns-violence-looting-in-Ferguson/5421416957348/

5
Nov

Republicans Win Control Of The U.S. Senate | CNBC

#midtermelections #republicanswin #rep #everettrosenfeld @EV_RosenfeldThe U.S. Senate

According to Everett Rosenfeld 2014, “The Republican Party has taken control of the Senate, holding at least 52 seats with several more races still left to call.
The pendulum officially swung in favor of the Republicans with the projections that Joni Ernst had won an Iowa Senate seat, defeating Democrat Bruce Braley. The Republican Party also renewed its lease on the House on Tuesday night. But Tuesday night’s victories may just be the beginning for the Republicans, with some experts saying that proving themselves as capable senatorial leaders may be more challenging than actually winning the chamber.

“That’s not victory, that’s step one,” said American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Michael Strain of a GOP Senate win. “Victory comes in demonstrating to the American people that when the Republicans hold a majority in both houses, they can come together by passing a policy vision that reflects conservative principles and will help the lives of American citizens. That’s hard, and that’s a challenge.”” Read more > http://www.cnbc.com/id/102151973

4
Nov

Former Pig Castrator Joni Ernst Poised To Win Iowa Senate Seat For Republicans | US News | The Guardian

#joniernst #midterms2014 #theguardian #senaterace #iowa #rorycarroll

According to Rory Carroll 2014, “Joni Ernst became famous by gazing into a camera and boasting of castrating hogs on the Iowa farm where she grew up. “So when I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork,” she said. The campaign ad Squeal showed images of pigs, then came her punchline. “Washington is full of big spenders. Let’s make ‘em squeal.” Even Democrats laughed. Late-night comedians spoofed it. Few, initially, took it seriously. This was back in March. Ernst was an obscure, one-term state senator scrambling in a primary against rival Republicans for the right to run for the US senate against a favoured Democrat. Now, on the eve of Tuesday’s midterm election, Democrats don’t see the joke. Ernst, 44, appears poised to win Iowa’s senate race – and possibly to deliver a senate majority to the GOP.” Read more >http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/03/joni-ernst-pig-castrator-iowa-win-senate-republicans

@Calliste I love this Midterm election ad by Joni Ernst. Very funny, cool and true. Good stuff. Joni’s got my vote.

25
Jan

Nude Iranian Movie Star Ignites Firestorm | This Just In | CNN.com

#movie #showbiz #iran #GolshiftehFarahani #celebrity According to Ashely Fantz and Mitra Mobasherat 2012, “A photo and video of a famous Iranian actress baring her breasts have gone viral this week, igniting a fiery debate among Iranians.

Golshifteh Farahani appears topless, cupping her breasts, in a photo in the French magazine Madame Le Figaro. Also, a video apparently made by a French film academy, features the actress looking directly into a camera as she disrobes. She stands with her breasts uncovered. Soon after the images hit the Web, reaction was swift inside Iran, where Farahani gained fame in state-sponsored movies that forbid the mere touching of hands.” Read More > http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/20/nude-iranian-movie-star-ignites-firestorm/?iref=obnetwork

14
Jan

Year in 60 Seconds: 2011 (Video) | Reuters

#khaddafy #reuters #norwayshooting $obl #arabspring #japan According to Jillian Kitchener 2012 “A multimedia showcase of some of 2011’s top stories, including Japan’s tragic earthquake, the Arab Spring, the demise of Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi, the shooting rampage in Norway, famine in Somalia and the Royal Wedding. Multimedia editing by Jillian Kitchener.”

14
Jan

U.S. General Warns Troops To Treat Dead With Dignity And Respect | CNN | (incl. Video)

#usmarines #afghanistan #peeing #desecration #dishonorable According to CNN Wire Staff 2012, “The deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan ordered troops Friday to treat the corpses of slain insurgents and civilians with “appropriate dignity and respect.” The order follows a video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on bodies, images that sparked swift condemnation from the United States and Afghanistan at a particularly crucial period in the U.S.-led war.
“We must treat the living and the dead with dignity and respect,” Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti said in the directive, which was published Friday on the website of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan. He said troops must follow the rules of armed conflict and “act honorably at all times.” Read More > http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/13/us/video-marines-urinating/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

29
Aug

The Economist’s The Economist Innovation Awards and Summit 2011 Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2011

economistconferences_theme_logoAccording to the Economist 2011, “Who’s the greatest innovator of all time? Vote Now.” Participate between now and October 14, 2011 to cast your vote . “A Decade of Celebrating World Changing Innovation.”

Economist adds, “About – As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of our Innovation Awards programme, we have created The Anniversary Award –  a one-time honour which recognises the essence of truly great innovation. We are inviting Economist readers and the wider community the opportunity to vote on who of our previous winners is the most significant to them.” Read more > http://bit.ly/n1eVTu.

29
Aug

The Economist’s High Growth Markets Summit Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2011

economistconferences_theme_logoThe line-up is phenomenal. The Economist’s High Growth Markets Summit Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2011 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London http://bit.ly/odcsN3

According to the Economist Conferences 2011, “There are hundreds of reasons why your company should be investing in high-growth markets; it’s a world of opportunity. But this is a two-way situation: for every new opportunity in a high-growth market there are new high-growth competitors. They operate not only in their home environments but are also expanding globally. Consequently competition is escalating very quickly around the globe. In this new world of hypercompetition, how can businesses operate successfully? What are the strategies companies adopt to stand out?”

2
May

“Faces of the Fallen” | Washington Post

‎”Faces of the Fallen” U.S. service members who died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom http://wapo.st/iwLURJ My comment: God bless their souls. I clicked on at least three random members faces on the “Faces of the Fallen” list posted by the Washington Post and each of their profiles appears on the next page. Each one 22 years old, 24 years old and 22 years old respectively.

The Bush administration started the wars and the Obama administration continues it – based some truth, partial truth’s and lies.

These service men and women gave their lives for their country and us Americans. Show them some respect. These are the people who should be recognized and jubilant cheers, and praise should be given to them for sacrificing their lives for us. And all we can do in return for their sacrifice is act like crazed fools and celebrate the death of one man.

In my opinion Americans who celebrate and say derogatory remarks are basically just like the enemy. Cheering death, showing inner hatred, and ignorance. Not to mention it only incites those bad people to attempt to avenge his death. We need to expend our resources on getting the rest of our American service members home. Safely then act the jubilant fool for the living and the American service members that sacrificed their young lives for our freedom. More about “Faces of the Fallen” http://projects.washingtonpost.com/fallen/about/