Monday 31 May 2010
Article by Marc Aupiais
If I kill myself, blame the um, blame the Sex... and the City... 2... movie, for destroying my reasons for living. haha. Yes, I am being dragged by my good will, and dear love of one of my female friends into watching the same firm offer of reasons to cause your own death- if you are stupid and don't know to love life infinitely: they play in those suicide parlours somewhere in Europe, just in case someone asks for their money back.
I considered getting drunk, but I have never been drunk in my life, the last time I took a sip of Alcohol, was at my Confirmation, when I drank the Blood of Christ from the Chalice. I considered smoking, but I care too much for my health. I considered sex, drugs and rock and roll, but I prefer classical music, and drugs may kill me, and sex is half the problem with that title.
So, instead I put on MK, the Afrikaans musiek channel this morning, and tried to understand what the people were saying, and why their shorts were so short. And with that, my Blackberry to email, twitter and browse the web, and a short article, and given the comfort of my female friend- I might just survive being in the same theatre as Sex and the City is playing in.
Rumour has it, that in the cold war, Mother Russia, would play this movie to American captives, to show them why Russian women are so much better, and thus why they should betray their state, or is it states?
Anyway, I am dressing down, just in case I get some unwanted attention from the other minimal male audience members. Hopefully, if any pitch up, they were also being dragged along, knowing you can't kick or scream around a female friend.
That all said, the reason I am going, is that I dearly love my friend, I love her company, and her humour and much else. I actually plan to enjoy myself tonight... but just in case I don't make it out of the theatre, or the police arrest me for burning down the theatre, like any real man would (joke), I thought to tell you, my readers...
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I always knew South African Musiek was scraping through the sands, searching for some hope of talent
Unfortunately, I don't think they found it here;)!~
Hilarious, terrible Musiek (Music) video, note the mummies, and the poor boere explorer man!
Hilarious! en die baie baie kort kort (Very short) Boere (Afrikaner) broekke (pants/trousers/shorts)!
haha! Why I watch MK!
Sunday 30 May 2010
Monsignor Charles Scicluna, said that priests who abuse risk terrible punishment in Hell, quoting the bible. Though Nick Pisa insisted on making a headline which makes it news. The article surveys Italians rather than Catholics, and cherry picks statistics, as a proper view would show. There is no proof the pope even knew of the German case in Munich, and the pope has done more than apologise to victims in Malta, he did the same in many countries and has done very much to fight abuse.
None the less, with a cautious view, one may be interested in this article!
The youngest son of former Gov. Jeb Bush, the son being 26 years old, John Ellis Bush Jr. got married to Sandra Algudady in Miami, Saturday, in a Melkite Catholic Church. The Melkite Church is in Full Communion with Rome, making it Catholic.
George W. (and his daughters: Jenna and Barbara) and George H. W. Bush were both in attendance at the wedding as were Secret Service and Police it seems.
Anyone who thinks doctrinal and theological differences makes a good sentence is a bit afar from Christianity. Doctrine and theology form one body of overlapping knowledge, and doctrine is part of theology.
The Pope's decision to debate has actually earned many allies in the Muslim world, and in traditional political hotspots, the pope is well versed. The article seems forced, and written by someone who knows they are out of their depths. The Cyprian visit will likely go off without a hitch. Benedict may spark debate, but not violence so much. He will likely quote local bishops in his speech, it is how he usually operates, he says what his favourite local bishops say!
Obama's energy gamble pays off, but not for the White House, for the Republicans in the Houses of Parliament
Why not risk the environment while campaigning and while working: focus on controversial "Global Warmning"/"Climate Change" rather than protecting not controversial, but existing eco-systems, such was Obama's agenda in office, as legitimate conservation concerns were ignored, and as off-shore drilling has become the New Iraq.
British Petroleum (BP), or whatever they call themselves in the USA drilled oil at a level, where if safety measures failed, a disaster like this was assured. The oil rig exploded, resulting in loss of human life, and the safety measures for this failed, resulting in the loss of animal and plant life.
For the sake of a problem that may happen: man-made "greenhouse effect" climate change, Obama risked and ignored the environment we already had, after all, the Wall Street Journal notes that Obama was compromising on the safety of sea habitats, for the sake of carbon cuts, a complete irony.
Obama also has yet to end Climate Change, if it is man-made and not caused by another cause, which may well even then perhaps be preventable.
The USA, and China, both at Copenhagen: achieved an industrial coup. Their reductions, promised, according to EuroNews, were seemingly not based on 1990's levels, meaning that they certainly will not prevent the 2 degree rise that Global Warming faithful say would be irreversible.
Their black ships remind one of the destructive alien space craft of many a science fiction film. Their name says a lot about this militant leftest green organization. Sea Shepherd, a vigil ante group: heroes in Australia which sees whaling as illegal, monstrous villains in Japan, where the other view prevails.
Those with good memories will remember the alleged sinking of one of these ships by a Japanese whaling boat, video seemed to show stink bombs being thrown at the Japanese and other acts constituting assault.
It was interesting to compare the BBC to Al Jazeera in covering this group, and interesting also how positively Animal Planet (Discovery Channel) portrays these law breaking extremists.
No one should doubt that Sea Shepherd are extremists, or that they plan to damage others' property. What is notable however is that unlike Al Qaeda or the Taliban, or even the rare pro-lifer who takes the law into their own hands (actually pro-abortionist groups and individuals attack pro-lifers and kill them more than the other way around), Sea Shepherd are portrayed as heroes, seeking the common good of the world.
It's all about ideology.
That isn't saying Sea Shepherd doesn't do good, that isn't saying the IRA didn't achieve good. It is simply saying that one media outlet's hero, is another's extremist. Aren't we all extreme about something? Which extreme is acceptable really depends on the speaker's goals.
Saturday 29 May 2010
So here is an open letter by Thomas Peters to some guy with a Russian sounding name, about some nun at a Catholic hospital who decided to take it upon herself to cause an elective abortion.
So Thomas Peters isn't too pleased with the New York Times portrayal (let's be honest: no one under 30 should actually admit to reading the New York Times anyway unless they do journalistic stuff like me).
So the small guy is taking on the guy with two prizes from some or other committee, just 'cause!
Fart be it from me not to link to it.
And to the excommunicate nun, get a life, stop taking lives, wait, don't get a life, we don't want you anywhere near sick people! Now scat from the church, be gone! Hamba- to use a South Africanism!
Thursday 27 May 2010
I say that without watching it, from another who hasn't. A female friend has decided i am to watch it on Monday with her. I technically won't watch it hopefully, I will just be in the theatre, while the junk plays and she oogles at the screen but I don't.
Complete junk from a junk script written in hell, and thus burnt of any connection with reality, or healthy, wholesome living. P.s. Salon.com which is quoted, as it is one of the few sites to hold a male review of the film, is unfortunately to my knowledge pro-abortion, but Decent films, clearly couldn't find another male review of the non-carborated garbage which is that denial of sanity- "Sex and the City".
In France, tossing a dwarf is a cherished tradition, but whichever dwarf took this photo of the pope, while hiding under a table and working for the Reuters press agency, certainly wasn't tossed... out that is. because they got their photo of the pope, and some other lads and ladies, you know the pope, gregarious type of folk he is: preaching friendship, truth and the Gospel and all. That's God's Rottweiler for you, fortunately for Reuters, he is a well train lad, he doesn't attack dwarfs working for the often brilliant Reuters press agency.in reference to: Papist Picture of the Day – 5/26/10 « CatholicVoteAction.org (view on Google Sidewiki)
Some lifelike pro-life art.in reference to: Incredible: Baby art like you’ve never seen « CatholicVoteAction.org (view on Google Sidewiki)
If I often mention Thomas Peters' articles, it is because I love reading his articles. At least these nuns are wearing habits. They gave up chicken farming and opened a lucrative day spa. Though some people might want to spar with whoever came up with the concept. Read on at American Papist!in reference to: Wha?! Nuns dump chicken farm to open message spa « CatholicVoteAction.org (view on Google Sidewiki)
Selena Gomez is once again raising money for Trick or Treat. In the past trick or treat money, according to the National Catholic Register: has gone towards promoting abortion and steralization in third world countries. Unicef staff, according to news reports, have also often pushed abortion, which has caused a population decline, which KPMG warns could be disastrous to world economies in the future. Sad from a girl raised Catholic!in reference to: Facebook | I am so happy to... (view on Google Sidewiki)
The BBC reports on a case in Northern Ireland were a man was purportedly denied bail, based on what the judge apparently saw as a needed no tolerance approach to sectarian hate. The woman who allegedly was threatened with being burnt out of her home, was a Protestant lady, living in a largely Catholic area in Northern Ireland, the Belfast High Court found. It will be interesting to see in future whether a similar policy will apply when the victim is Catholic.in reference to: BBC News - Zero tolerance for sectarian hate (view on Google Sidewiki)
At least she was on September 26, 2008 when asked about family traditions by famous Stationary/school stuff company Scholastic's for teenagers/kids news service. She said:
"Selena: My family does have Quincenaras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."
Anyone who really knows me, knows: I love God, and I love Selena Gomez, which I love more on a particular day has often been in dispute.
I enjoyed this interview!
P.S. Selena does raise funds for Unicef, an organization which does quietly support abortion, as detailed by many news reports around the world.
I still would marry her in an Instant, Selena Gomez, will you marry me... in a Catholic Church?in reference to:
"Selena: My family does have Quincenaras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."
- Star Spotlight: Selena Gomez | Scholastic.com (view on Google Sidewiki)
She changed her mind about abortion, but that didn't change her doctor's mind, as she allegedly was held down as they killed her baby!in reference to:
"Woman Held Down to Force Abortion?"
- Creative Minority Report: Woman Held Down to Force Abortion? (view on Google Sidewiki)
Bishop Giuseppe Sandri MCCJ (whatever that means), who the SACBC says is Bishop of Witbank, clearly had enough time on his hands to bless a world cup soccer stadium in Nelspruit. I am glad the South African bishops are focussing on important social issues, and not just a world cup which may cost South Africa more than it gives us.
In another note, when what Johannesburg Archdiocese' Archdiocesan News called about 3 000 Catholic protesters marched on Constitution Hill under Archbishop Buthi, who attacked parliamentarians basically as complicit in murder, the wonderful SACBC (Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference) did not find that racy reading to be good enough to send out to what they have claimed is something like 4 000 email addresses non I mean on their list.
Thank you for letting us know that a soccer stadium is "blessed" SACBC, I am sure the uber-rich will appreciate it, as with fans, before they leave the stadium drunk and die before reaching home. I am also sure the many who will be kidnapped and human trafficked during the event will appreciate that the stadium was "blessed". Glad our Bishops are focussing on important things.
"Bishop Giuseppe Sandri MCCJ, Bishop of Witbank"
- CHURCH ON THE BALL | Football World Cup South Africa 2010 (view on Google Sidewiki)
Damien Thompson of the Telegraph writes how only 400 000 Catholics will be allowed tickets to see the pope in his visit to Great Britain. He believes it is out of fear that the pope won't be of interest to British Catholics, or out of a decision by the previous Labour government, or of the British Catholic Bishops, notorious for bad relations with the pope.in reference to:
"Anxieties over the Papal visit to Britain"
- Anxieties over the Papal visit to Britain – Telegraph Blogs (view on Google Sidewiki)
Does this count as an open letter from a disgruntled citizen? Patrick Archbold's daughter who we know as name omitted, from school omitted, has written a letter into a magazine asking kids to tell the president what they think, because Americans are losing their jobs, the girl tells the US president that America is becoming a first class mad house.
Why a first class and not second class is uncertain, I was not able to interview the young lady.
I still think it cute!
Many have claimed that the reason the English speaking Catholic world has found such turmoil is that the mass translation was messed up when the vernacular was finally followed after the Second Vatican Council. The Church, under Pope Benedict XVI, has sought to remedy the poor English translation, and one point to be made is why we now (already in many South African parishes) say: and with Your Spirit, to the priest ministering communion at the mass. The phrase of course, refers to Jesus who works through the priest, says Msgr Charles Pope on the Archdiocese of Washington blog!in reference to: “And With Your Spirit” – It’s Not What You Think | Archdiocese of Washington (view on Google Sidewiki)
Google is one of the best search engines on the internet, producing not only search results, but a browser, soon an OS (Operating System), the Nexus One smart phone, a phone operating system, and so much more. Take especial note of its Custom Search Engine facilities, they are largely unique and useful.
Google's policy is don't be evil, but evil tends to differ per market they operate in, and certainly seems to be a Google judgement call, with many criticising it for both search suggestions, and for company involvement in politics.
Google tends to seem to believe that the web democracy should decide which results are on the top, although space can be bought with advertisements in the advertisements sections.
Google provides about 60% of online advertising, meaning that what they advertise affects the world. They have been severely criticized from all sides on the ads they allow and do not allow, some of them hateful and terrible in nature, some encouraging what many governments consider undesirable behaviour. Further, Google adverts often appear in some anti-virus programs, so as to make the entire page seem dangerous, as the ad page linked to has been accused of dangerous activity.
If one wants to find the views of extremists, search for them on Google. If one wants to find their opponents, Google is also available.
Google is a search engine, and unlike Yahoo, not a web directory program. It generally believes in non-interference with web results, much as some environmentalists will not interfere with the life-cycle of animals.
If I want information on a topic i often either use Google or a custom search engine using a Google engine.
I disagree with much of what Google does and says, but they do tend to stand up for what they believe in, and for their own bottom... line.
I especially disagree with their pro-abortion adverts etc, in search results and on web-pages, and with their links to seeming hate sites, in advertisements.
Google is controversial, but likely the most or one of the most effective ITC companies in the world. I extensively use and like many of their services!
SiteMeter, is one of the best services for discovering who uses your website and what they read and for how long. What it shows can be of surprise, but make sure you note your privacy settings, and adjust them to make the results private. Also, do not fall into the trap of posting for views, rather: post what your own voice says, and create a quality long-term service, instead of going after short term viewership.in reference to: Site Meter - Counter and Statistics Tracker (view on Google Sidewiki)
YouTube, owned by Google, is likely the most popular video sharing site online. It shows many sorts of videos, though some users have complained of videos being taken down with Google alleging copyright infringement or other claims.
YouTube videos should only be trusted as accurate if from a source you trust. Video editing is a much cherished art, especially among many in the Internet Elite, and among the younger generation.
YouTube has been host to terribly violent and disgusting, and obscene videos in the past. People have also committed suicide over videos posted about them on YouTube.
What goes on YouTube is often downloaded and redistributed, so be careful what you post, and what you let others post on YouTube involving you, and remember, many governments and News agencies also use YouTube, be careful you don't break the law, or commit a personal delict against another person, and insure you use YouTube responsibly.
YouTube may deactivate your entire account over a copyright infringement claim, even if you are a fan of what you have put up.
Due to the explicit nature of a number of videos, and to the largely unmoderated/community moderated way YouTube operates, it is inadvisable for persons below a certain age to use it. It can also destract from study and from work.
Many people use Real Player to download YouTube clips, or a similar service.
YouTube also has customized per country sites, including one for South Africa. The Vatican also has its own account of use to its followers, on the video sharing site, as does the Queen of England (head of the Anglican church).
It is often best to find the YouTube of your favourite News station or celebrity, from their website, Facebook or other such page.
Not all YouTube videos are available in every country, and many countries have banned the service.
Facebook is an internationally used social networking site, used especially in South Africa. It allows different levels of privacy, although there are privacy concerns involving it.
One should be always careful about what they share online, as job recruiters and others view Facebook, and there are viruses, acquired via friends' use of applications and other means which can take your personal information from facebook. Also, what is in writing remains in writing. Facebook has played an active role in political campaigns, via use of groups and pages.
Many celebrities have fake clones of Facebook, and their identity is abused by these. Facebook has strict post policies, and relatively good abuse features responses. It is not for under 13s, and parents should be cautious on how their children use Facebook.
One should only invite, or accept people on Facebook who they know in real life. It is useful as a tool to get to know information on a person they would not otherwise show, but people can lie on Facebook, and may spend hours taking pictures to pretend they had a fun time.
Facebook is useful if used cautiously and responsibly. Never reveal where you are located, or any private information on it, and be cautious about any discussion forums on Facebook.
Never enter your Facebook password unless you are sure it is Facebook you are using.
And remember to check your friends are your actual friends and not fakes, and on peoples' ages.
What you put on the internet can haunt you forever, be careful. I say this with experience, having sometimes attracted unwanted attention online, and sometimes having made mistakes.
It is always good to have a long talk with an experienced Facebook user, before setting it up, and to get their help with privacy settings.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
I have nothing to say about the Catholic Culture article, except that UCA News, has been taken out of the Scripturelink main Catholic search engine. Any attack on transubstantiation is entirely unacceptable!in reference to: Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Jesuit head of Asian Catholic news agency criticizes transubstantiation (view on Google Sidewiki)
The premier of Oceania's Tasmania, has decided to give environmentalists the time of day in re the forestry industry, rather than rushing through talks involving interested parties. The move represents a possible gain for ideologically green persons, and a possible loss for the Tasmanian forestry industry: depending on the results of talks.
In South Africa, which has some of the toughest environmental legislation, and where ironically the state produces most energy via expensive and environmentally damaging coal power stations, trees are mostly planted and then cut down, in a sort of forest farm set up, and much of the country's paper is recycled, as with other items.
Read more as provided by the Australian government's Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
Dumbell attack teacher warns of potential crisis in British education, due to the environment teachers work in
He taught science at All Saints' Roman Catholic School in Mansfield, in Nottinghamshire, and had been teaching for over 20 year, something teachers tend to be proud of given their odd emphasis on "experience". Peter Harvey, 50 years of age, had last year severely beaten a boy with a dumbbell, but somehow impressed his jury and the judge involved to the extent that he was spared jail time, being acquitted of attempted murder, and of the lesser charge of assault with intent of causing grievous bodily harm.
The teacher had used a dumbbell, a small pole with weights on either end, and screeched "die... die... die" while inflicting possibly permanent damage on the boy, despite school Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, and many witnesses.
Apparently the children had a scheme to make him go berserk, and a camera at the ready. He claimed what in South African law is called provocation, that due to emotional stress, he had lost control of himself, literally gone berserk. I am unsure of what the defence in British jurisdiction is known as, in South Africa it is hardly ever accepted since the Eadie (Hocky Stick) case.
Many South African teachers immigrate to Great Britain and elsewhere, and many of these according to the grape vine would agree with Mr Harvey, that working conditions for teachers in Great Britain are often near intolerable.
If these teachers are to be believed, children swearing at teachers in Great Britain, is not uncommon. It was a swear word, accompanied with its common accompanying word, informing the teacher to get out of the 14 year old (at the time, now 15)'s business which caused what the verdict means was a crazed attack on the boy.
The teacher involved, had just returned from a seemingly ineffective long leave for stress, and due to his demonstrated inability to work with children, will be prevented from working with children in the United Kingdom, due to his unacceptable behaviour.
As the South African courts have found, simply being angry, is mostly not enough of an excuse, most people could handle a child swearing at them without going berserk, that does not mean that working conditions do not cause people to be more susceptible to uncontrolled outbursts.
(Nothing in this note about an of note Sky News article constitutes legal advice)
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Sharks use light emitting organs to become invisible, and attract mates- expert at a Catholic University relays a study conducted
They may look like American Stealth fighters or bombers, and fly as fast through the water as one, but now researchers have discovered that sharks can do something that fireflies are known for, they can glow. The glow mimics the surrounding light from the surface, making the shark effectively invisible, and stealthily unseen by predator and prey alike.
The glow makes 10% of shark species which emit it: invisible at the depths at which they swim to animals below. Obviously, a shadow blocks the light from the surface, going down, so the sharks emit a glow from their underside. A specific species of shark tested: velvet belly lantern shark, adjusts the glow according to external light, a study has discovered, using sharks caught in Bergen Norway, says the Discovery news article hosted by MSNBC.
As the pelvic, holding the sexual organs of the sharks are especially illuminated, it is thought that the sharks could use illumination to attract a mate, in addition to being a hunting tool.
British Channel 4 aired an abortion ad for Marie Stopes , an abortion provider, says Vatican radio (Radio Vaticana) and many other sources.
If abortion were really some sort of required right in a civilized society, why would it need to be advertised. Nothing is more revolting than abortion, it wrecks women's lives, it wrecks babies lives, it wrecks fathers' lives, and mothers' lives. It wrecks men's lives.
I am all for progress, but not in this direction. A television ad is wilful profiteering from what any sane mind calls infanticide.
While there are some errors involving formatting and spelling, you'll have to forgive Mari, she's writing Exams. Marianne Kalabakas is studying law with me, we come from slightly different cultures, and religions, and have different political perspectives of the world, but we both often value the other's opinion. We both sit in the front of class with our Netbook, and dictaphone each in the ready, and we both enjoy intelligence from ourselves and others.
I certainly would consider it hell to be some of the people I dislike, for whatever reason, and it is more than with the question of what is nerdy.
A nerd is one of a thousand epithets used on suspecting and unsuspecting victims.
It is a power word used to take control away from another, although oddly, sometimes people use it to compliment another, or use the work geek instead. Both words disgust me, and I certainly would never associate with them.
The point Mari makes, and accidentally (due to formatting error) makes twice is this: one should be cautious at rash judgement. I agree to an extent, although I do believe there is a place for judgement, even rash judgement until we gain additional knowledge, but that we must act, knowing just how certain or uncertain we actually are of a situation, or any other thing!
While cringing at the very image of a nerd, I did find this a notable read. Just skim over the spelling errors, without spell check, while writing exams, sometimes spelling in an article is imperfect.
"I am a Nerd and so are you…well maybe, ask the person looking at you."
- I am a Nerd and so are you…well maybe, ask the person looking at you. « Marianna Irene Kalabakas's Blog (view on Google Sidewiki)
It prides itself on independence, from negative influences, and has in the past come into conflict with church officials, including at the Vatican, and the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, for publishing stories and accusations which it was asked to shelve.
It has been called paranoid, and an overly fluffy Valentines' Day teddy bear, by Gunther, the Editor of the Southern Cross, after it reported on the support the Southern Cross gave to legalized abortion and on what has been labelled an anti-magisterial bias held by the paper, sold in the parishes of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, although the references could also have been directed towards Catholic Culture, it was likely intended to refer to this site.
Fr Chris Townsend, Information Officer of the SACBC, in dismay, called South African Catholic "Sensationalist", after it broke a story about the Caritas Internationalis Secretary General, at the time, involving accusations she made about the media and the United Nations, involving Canadian organization Development and Peace, and abortion.
(All information placed here, is done with proof, one may note that I, editor of this site have placed negative reviews up, this is because I believe these reflect positively on our service, and it's importance to the world at large!)