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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Perilous April, 2013 as France, New Zealand and Uruguay legalize same sex marriage



A same sex marriage activist dressed as a bride, right, jokes with congressional guards outside Parliament where lawmakers are expected to vote on a same sex marriage law in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

France legalizes gay marriage despite angry protests

 

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/23/17879169-france-legalizes-gay-marriage-despite-angry-protests?lite

 

By Nancy Ing and Alastair Jamieson, NBC News

France became the 14th country in the world to allow same-sex couples to wed Tuesday, when its parliament approved a law that has sparked often violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks.

Lawmakers in the lower house National Assembly, where President Francois Hollande’s Socialists have an absolute majority, passed the bill by 331 votes for and 225 against.

The law also allows same-sex couples to adopt children.

“I hope people across the country will celebrate this moment,” Martin Gaillard, a 31-year-old advocate of gay marriage, told English-language news site France24.com.

Opponents of the law have held increasingly angry protests in recent weeks, including a string of confrontations with police in Paris.

They fought hard to scuttle the parliamentary bill because it also allows the use of surrogate motherhood by gay couples wanting children.

The debate is also blamed for fanning a spate of homophobic attacks, including the beating up of a 24-year-old in the southern city of Nice on Saturday, Reuters reported.




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Protesters converged on Paris from all over France to protest same-sex marriage, which is supported by President Francois Hollande.

Protesters in France: Gay marriage would hurt children


By Tom Heneghan, Reuters

PARIS - Several hundred thousand people converged at the Eiffel Tower in Paris Sunday to protest President Francois Hollande's bill to legalize same-sex marriage by June.

Protesters waved pink and blue flags showing a father, mother and two children. Many had taken long train and bus rides from outside Paris.

Hollande has pledged to push through a same-sex marriage law with his Socialist party’s parliamentary majority, but his opponents have dented public support and forced deputies to put off a plan to allow lesbian couples access to artificial insemination.

Same-sex marriage is recognized in 11 countries including Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway and South Africa. In the U.S., it is legal in nine states and in Washington, D.C.

Champ de Mars, the long park between the Eiffel Tower and the Ecole Militaire, was packed Sunday, with organizers claiming 800,000 protesters, but police more conservatively estimating 340,000 – a large turnout even in France, where protests are a way of life.

"Nobody expected this two or three months ago," said Frigide Barjot, a flamboyant comedian leading the demonstration. At the rally, she read aloud a letter to Hollande asking him to withdraw the bill and hold a public debate on the issue.

Strongly supported by the Catholic Church, opponents of same-sex marriage have mobilized practicing Catholics, members of the extreme far-right Front National party, some Muslims, evangelicals and even a few openly gay people.
They argue that same-sex marriage would cause psychological and social harm to children, which they believe should trump the desire for equal rights for gay adults.

Organizers insist they do not oppose gays and lesbians but rather support what they say are the rights of children to have a father and a mother. Slogans on the posters and banners read, "Marriagophile, not homophobe," "All born of a father and mother" and "Paternity, maternity, equality."

"The French are tolerant, but they are deeply attached to the family and the defense of children," said Daniel Liechti, vice-president of the National Council of French Evangelicals, which urged its members to join the march.

Their efforts appear to have had an impact. Surveys indicate that popular support for gay marriage in France has slipped about 10 points to less than 55 percent since opponents started speaking out. Fewer than half of those polled recently favored giving gay couples adoption rights.

Under this pressure, French legislators dropped a plan that would allow lesbian couples access to artificial insemination.

Hollande's office, recognizing the “substantial” turnout Sunday, said it will not be swayed and that it will continue to push for a law recognizing same-sex marriage. 



Gay-rights supporters celebrate at a bar in Wellington, New Zealand Wednesday.

New Zealand becomes 13th country to legalize gay marriage

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/17/17792194-new-zealand-becomes-13th-country-to-legalize-gay-marriage  

By Naomi Tajitsu, Reuters

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand's parliament voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, prompting cheers, applause and the singing of a traditional Maori celebratory song from the public gallery.

It becomes the 13th country to legalize same-sex marriages, after Uruguay passed its own law last week. Australia last year rejected a similar proposal.

"Two-thirds of parliament have endorsed marriage equality," Louisa Wall, the openly gay opposition Labor Party MP who promoted the bill, told reporters after the vote. "It shows that we are building on our human rights as a country."

The bill was widely expected to pass, given similar support for the change in a preliminary vote held last month. It will likely come into effect in August.

The bill was opposed by the Roman Catholic Church and some conservative religious, political and social groups which campaigned that it would undermine the institution of the family.

The law makes it clear that clergy can decline to preside in gay marriages if they conflict with their beliefs.

New Zealand gave same-sex relationships partial legal recognition in 2005 with the establishment of civil unions.

"I have a boyfriend, so it means we can get married, which is a good thing," said Timothy Atkins, a student who was among a crowd listening to the hearing in the parliamentary lobby.

"It's important to be seen as equal under the law."


Countries where such marriages are legal include Canada, Spain and Sweden, in addition to some states in the United States. France is close to legalizing same-sex marriages amid increasingly vocal opposition.

Seventy-seven of 121 members of New Zealand’s parliament voted in favor of amending the current 1955 Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to marry, making New Zealand the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.

 

Uruguay approves gay marriage, second in region to do so


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By Diego Perez and Hilary Burke, Reuters

MONTEVIDEO —  Uruguay's Congress passed a bill on Wednesday to allow same-sex marriages, making it the second country in predominantly Roman Catholic Latin America to do so.

Seventy-one of 92 lawmakers in the lower house of Congress voted in favor of the proposal, one week after the Senate passed it by a wide majority. Leftist President Jose Mujica, a former guerrilla fighter, is expected to sign the bill into law.

"I agree that family is the basis of society but I also believe that love is the basis of family. And love is neither homosexual nor heterosexual," said opposition lawmaker Fernando Amado of the center-right Colorado Party.

Uruguay is the 12th country to pass a law of this kind, according to Human Rights Watch. In Latin America, Argentina also has approved gay marriage and it is allowed in Mexico City and some parts of Brazil.

Roughly half a million people marched through Paris in January to protest the legalization of same-sex marriage, underscoring opposition to the measure in the heart of Western Europe.

In Uruguay, a nation of about 3.3 million people sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil, critics of the bill included the Catholic Church and other Christian organizations, which said it would endanger the institution of the family.

"We are opposed to this bill because we understand it distorts and changes the nature of the institution of marriage," said opposition lawmaker Gerardo Amarilla.

Damian Diaz, a 25-year-old teacher who is in a committed relationship with a man, said he was heartened by the move.

"We're definitely going to feel now that we live in a place where we're recognized for who we are, where we get more respect and more acceptance," he told Reuters Television.

The insanity of Neo-liberalism: When the poor in Bangladesh die like rats in European and American sweat shops: Europe's Moral Quandary: The High Human Price of Cheap T-Shirts



 

 A victim's body lies amid rubble on April 25 at the site of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, a textile factory complex near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.

 More than 3,000 people worked producing cheap t-shirts for European clothing chains in the highrise sweatshop that collapsed in Bangladesh last week. Hundreds died because the facility was lacking even the most basic safety standards.

Europe's Moral Quandary: The High Human Price of Cheap T-Shirts



By Hasnain Kazim, Nils Klawitter and Wieland Wagner

Jamil can't stop thinking about the voices that came from the building: a mixture of pleading, praying, screaming and whimpering that rose from the mountain of ruins. "We heard people calling for help. We heard them begging for water and reciting prayers," the fireman recalls. "But we couldn't do anything for them. So many of them were simply beyond our reach." They helped those they could, bringing food and water to people trapped in accessible cavities within the giant mound of rubble that days before was still a functioning factory building.

 Relatives of the missing walk past bodies to try to identify the victims. More than 370 bodies had been recovered by Monday morning. Hundreds are still missing. And with every day that passes, the chance of finding survivors grows dimmer.

The disaster, in which several thousand people were buried alive in the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, a suburb of the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, created sights and sounds that many will find hard to forget. Rezaul, for example, vividly remembers a woman with disheveled hair and a blood-encrusted face whose right leg was pinned down by a concrete pillar. "She begged me to saw off her leg and free her," he says. "I just happened to be there."

Rezaul works as a trash collector. When he heard about the disaster, he dropped his bicycle and trash bag, and ran to the site. "But I can't cut a person's leg off," he says. So he left the woman, and went in search of help -- in vain.

At least 3,000 people are believed to have been in the building on Rana Plaza at the time the building collapsed. More than 380 bodies had been recovered by Monday morning. Hundreds are still missing. And with every day that passes, the chances of finding survivors grows dimmer.

A Disaster of Historical Proportions
The deadly incident in Savar has already been called the worst industrial accident in the country's history. It serves as a reminder that nothing has changed when it comes to the inhumane conditions under which clothes are made in Bangladesh for European and American textile companies and clothing chains. And the same can be said about the culture of corruption that is rampant in Bangladesh, the abundance of illegally procured construction permits and the lax attitude factory owners take toward safety standards.

Workers had noticed deep cracks in the building's walls on Tuesday, the day before it caved in. They warned the police, the regulatory authorities and the Exporters Association of Bangladesh. It was common knowledge that the owner had three extra stories added to the previously five-story building without a permit. A ninth floor was under construction when the disaster occurred.

The building housed five garment factories as well as the offices of Brac Bank. The bank manager decided to close the branch on Wednesday because of safety concerns, thus saving his 11 employees' lives. "The branch manager called to say he thought it was too dangerous to go into the building," recalls spokesman Zeeshan Kingshuk Huq. However the operators of the garment factories ordered their workers -- mostly women -- to work their sewing machines as usual.

 Here, people can be seen gathering in front of the building one day earlier, on Thursday.

The subsequent disaster must have been like déjà vu for the people of Savar. In 2005 the town's Spectrum Sweater building collapsed, killing 64 people. That building too had illegally been raised from four floors to nine. And there too, factory workers produced goods sold by German retailers ranging from KarstadtQuelle to Steilmann.

Then as now, the owner of the building had friends in high places: Sayed Shahriyar's father-in-law had a seat in parliament. His wife was a high-court judge. Shahriyar therefore didn't spend long in prison before getting released again.

Mohammed Sohel Rana, the owner of the Rana Plaza building, went into hiding immediately after the disaster. "Wherever he may be, we will find him and bring him to justice," Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised last week. Police arrested Rana on the Indian border over the weekend. Rana is also thought to have good political connections. He's a member of the governing Awami League, and said to be extremely wealthy. He apparently owns two more buildings in Savar, as well as land.

The Complicity of European Companies

According to the Dhaka's Daily Star newspaper, 30-year-old Rana used his connections to obtain the land on which the Rana Plaza stands. The mayor issued the building permit himself, although he isn't officially allowed to, the article contends. Such backroom deals are common -- a well-known combination of corruption, irresponsibility and sloppiness that so often ends in tragedy. Except that in this case, it was encouraged by every European company that buys cheap T-shirts -- and therefore the disaster hits closer to home for Western consumers than they would like.

 A garment worker is rescued from the wreckage on April 24. The deadly incident has already been called the worst industrial accident in the country's history. It serves as a reminder that nothing has changed when it comes to the inhumane conditions under which clothes are made in Bangladesh for European and American garment companies.

Rana had little cause to fear a crackdown by state authorities. After all, there are only 18 inspectors for the entire greater Dhaka region, which has thousands of garment factories. Worse still, according to a report by Human Rights Watch, factories are warned in advance about impending inspections.

As late as Tuesday evening, Rana claimed in a televised interview that structural engineers had checked the cracks in the walls and decided the plaster was merely crumbling. This was what prompted the operators of the garment factories to threaten to fire anyone who didn't turn up for work, say those connected with the incident.

Factories in Bangladesh have been under enormous pressure for weeks from their foreign customers because, until recently, strikes and protests had been disrupting much of the public sector. The political turmoil brought parts of the Bangladeshi economy, the world's second-largest textile exporter after China, to a complete standstill. Trucks loaded with goods destined for Europe and the US were stuck at the port of Chittagong, and many buyers started avoiding Bangladesh altogether. Others, like the British supermarket chain Tesco, publicly considered shifting production to Turkey or even Africa.

'Murder in the Name of Profit'
The Bangladeshi garment industry employs some 4 million people and generates almost 80 percent of the country's export revenues. Threats by customers are therefore not taken lightly. As a result, manufacturers were understandably desperate to make up for lost time. Roy Ramesch Chandra, the head of a trade union in Dhaka, calls the disaster "murder in the name of profit." He says, "Bangladeshi workers had to pay with their lives so that foreign consumers could buy cheap clothes."

The five garment factories operating in Rana Plaza also produced textiles for German retailers. One of these is Phantom Apparels Ltd, which supplied the German discount clothing chain NKD with T-shirts and blouses until 2012. Checks repeatedly uncovered problems with safety, as an NKD spokesman readily admits: Emergency exits were missing, insurance was inadequate or non-existent, maximum working hours were being exceeded. In 2012, NKD severed its ties with Phantom Apparels -- though not because of the poor working conditions or safety concerns, but "due to quality problems."

Another company that now lies buried in the rubble is Ether Tex, a low-cost manufacturer that produced clothing for the German market, including the discount chain Kik and a C&A importer. Until 2010, its customers included the Güldenpfennig company based in Quakenbrück, Germany, which has in the past supplied discount supermarket chain Aldi and the Otto mail-order firm.

Irish textile discount chain Primark also bought clothing from the Rana complex. The rising low-cost brand likes to suggest to its customers that its prices are so low they could afford to wear its clothes just once. At the opening of a store in Frankfurt, 70-year-old Primark Director Breege O'Donoghue proudly told reporters, "Look at me: Everything I'm wearing costs a total of 57 euros. It's all from Primark. Including what you can't see."

Primark's Web site even has a section on ethical trading. The company's suppliers, says the website, are held to the following code of conduct: "A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided. Adequate steps shall be taken to prevent accidents (...) by minimizing, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment." This is clearly intended to mollify customers.

Reaching for Better Standards

Gisela Burckhardt of the Clean Clothes Campaign considers such claims to be hypocritical. Together with trade unions in Dhaka, she has just finished drawing up a fire-protection and building safety agreement. The experience has shown her how difficult it is to commit companies to even the most basic of safety standards. "We took it to H&M, C&A and Kik, unfortunately without any success," she says. So far, the agreement has been signed only by US company PVH, which owns the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, although Tchibo has also indicated its willingness to take part.

Burckhardt says the clothing industry can only be improved sustainably if it pays decent wages and introduces a new kind of regulation involving independent, unannounced inspections of factories funded jointly by suppliers, contractors and trade unions. She also wants companies in Germany to be held accountable. "If German managers are made responsible for human rights abuses in their supply chain, it won't take them long to come to their senses," she says.

Back in Savar, the search for the missing and the dead continues at temperatures of around 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) and amid an ever greater stench of decomposing flesh. Bodies pulled from the rubble are taken to a schoolyard for identification. People carrying pictures of their missing loved ones wander around dazed and angry. The photos depict mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons.

Together the crowd forms a multicolored pack of mourners that dares not leave the site of the disaster. Were it not for the look of anguish on their faces, the scene might almost resemble a Benetton ad.
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt


Kudos !!! Kan. governor signs sweeping anti-abortion bill



 

 Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs a sweeping anti-abortion bill into law during a Statehouse ceremony, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Topeka, Kan. He is surrounded by legislators, abortion opponents and the family of Michael Schuttloffel, to the left just behind Brownback, a lobbyist for the Kansas Catholic Conference. Photo: John Hanna



Kan. governor signs sweeping anti-abortion bill

By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer
 
Updated 5:01 pm, Friday, April 19, 2013
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed sweeping anti-abortion legislation Friday, giving his state a new law to block tax breaks for abortion providers, ban sex-selection abortions and declare that life begins "at fertilization."

Many provisions take effect in July, though the tax changes will be effective for 2014. The measure cleared the Republican-dominated Legislature by wide margins earlier this month.

The GOP governor is a strong abortion opponent who urged lawmakers to create "a culture of life" after taking office in January 2011.

"All human life is sacred. It's beautiful," Brownback said just before signing the measure, flanked by abortion opponents. "With this, we continue to build this culture of life in our state."

An Associated Press photo taken before the signing shows a page of notes about the bill on Brownback's desk that included a handwritten message at the top: "JESUS + Mary." Further down the page were typewritten notes spelling out Brownback's belief that the bill would create "a culture of life."

Brownback's office did not respond immediately to requests Friday afternoon for additional information about the notes.

Supporters of the new law contend it will lessen taxpayers' entanglement with abortion and declare the state's intent to protect life at all stages. The measure is not as restrictive as laws enacted this year in North Dakota and Arkansas to ban abortions even early in pregnancy, but abortion rights supporters still believe it will significantly restrict access to abortion services.

The bill also prohibits abortion providers from being involved in public school sex education classes and spells out in more detail what information doctors must provide to patients seeking abortions.

The new law's language that life begins "at fertilization" worries some abortion rights supporters, who believe it could be used to legally harass providers with lawsuits.

Peter Brownlie, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, which performs abortions at its Overland Park clinic, called the new law "extreme."

"Politicians should not be involved in a woman's personal medical decisions about her pregnancy," he said in a statement. "Let's let real physicians practice medicine — not the 'pretend doctors' in the Statehouse."

But abortion opponents call the fertilization language a statement of principle and not an outright ban on terminating pregnancies. The new law specifically notes that any rights suggested by the language are limited by decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court protecting access to abortion.

In contrast, a new North Dakota law bans abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy and a new Arkansas law prohibits most abortions after the 12th week.

Kansans for Life, the most influential anti-abortion group at the Statehouse, has argued against pursuing such proposals in favor of less dramatic changes that are more likely to hold up in court.

The provisions in the new Kansas law dealing with tax breaks are designed to prevent the state from subsidizing abortions, even indirectly. For example, health care providers don't have to pay the state sales tax on items they purchase, but the bill would deny that tax break to abortion providers. Also, a woman could not include abortion costs if she deducts medical expenses on her income taxes.

Lawmakers moved to ban abortions that are prompted by the baby's gender without any solid data on how many sex-selection procedures are performed in Kansas. A 2008 study by two Columbia University economists suggested the practice of aborting female fetuses — widespread in some nations where parents traditionally prefer sons — is performed in the U.S. on a limited basis.

But legislators on both sides of the issue said the practice should be banned, regardless of how frequently it occurs.

The bill also would require physicians to give women information that addresses breast cancer as a potential risk of abortion. Advocates on both sides acknowledge there's medical evidence that carrying a fetus to term can lower a woman's risk for breast cancer, but doctors convened by the National Cancer Institute a decade ago concluded that abortion does not raise the risk for developing the disease.


 



Saturday, 27 April 2013

Tithing and fear based mind control






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Friday, 26 April 2013

Foolish Episcopalians !! Who bewitched you :Christian Church opens doors to Muslims



 

 St John's Episcopal Church has opened its doors to Muslims for Friday prayers

Christian Church opens doors to Muslims

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21953899


30 March 2013Last updated at 09:05 GMT

On a bitterly cold and snowing afternoon in Aberdeen, the doors of St John's Episcopal Church are open to hundreds of Muslim worshippers, arriving for daily prayers. 



The familiar sounds of Christian hymns have been replaced with Islamic prayer in the chapel this Friday lunchtime and the church priest with the imam from the neighbouring mosque.

Muslims from the Syed Shah Mustafa Jame Masjid mosque next door share this church with Christian worshippers up to five times a day.

 Reverend Isaac Poobalan grew up in Southern India surrounded by Islam

Church leaders believe this may be the only place in the country where Christian and Muslim worshippers pray side by side.

The rector at St John's has opened his doors to Muslims because there was not enough space for them to pray in their own mosque and many were forced to worship outside on the street.

The Reverend Isaac Poobalan, who grew up in Southern India surrounded by Islam, said he would not have been true to his faith if he did not help his neighbours.

"It was a very cold day, like today, and when I walked past the mosque I saw dozens of male worshippers praying outside, on the streets, right near the church.

 The mosque is next door to the church

''Their hands and feet were bare and you could see their breath in the freezing cold.

''Jesus taught his disciples to love your neighbour as yourself and this is something I cannot just preach to my congregation, I had to put it into practice."

Reverend Poobalan adds: ''I felt very distressed when I saw my neighbours praying out in the cold and I knew I needed to do something to help.''

''I know I cannot solve the world's problems, but when there is a problem I can solve, I will.''

Reverend Poobalan asked his congregation for permission to open the church doors to Muslims.

At first, Muslims were reluctant to accept the invite, but they have now settled in well into their new home.

Worshipper Mozhid Sufiyan said: ''We are so grateful to the church for giving us a space for our prayers.

"It was very difficult, especially for the elderly, to pray outside on the floor.

''Father Poobalan has been very kind to us all by inviting us into his church.'

''He has respected all of our beliefs and made us feel comfortable."

There has been some opposition to the arrangement, with Reverend Poobalan facing abuse by online trolls on social networking sites.

Christians believe Jesus is the son of God, while Muslims regard him as a prophet.

But despite these differences, there does not seem to be any tension in St John's Church, with both faiths having learnt to respect each other.

Peter, a member of the church congregation, said: "Any opposition is from people who do not belong to the church and do not understand the arrangement we have here.

"We do not have any issues with sharing our building.

''My faith says if you see anyone out in the cold, you invite them in, so I don't have any problem with it all."

Muslims and Christian worshippers at St John's Church hope their special relationship could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

The Episcopal Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, Dr Robert Gillies, said the arrangement at St John's could serve as a lesson for the rest of the world.

''What we are doing here, is something local that has global significance,'' he said.

''We have demonstrated that Christians and Muslims do not have to agree with one another.

''But they can learn to respect each other's different beliefs and actually come to get along and even like one another."

After lessons from 9/11, Americans wake up to the reality of The US government pinnacle of deception: The Boston Bombing and the grand media deception intended to hide an inside job



 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. (Matthew 24)

 

the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light(Luke 16:8)

 

We truly live in the last days and there is great deception in almost all corners on the face of this earth. To state it candidly, we live in days of deception and lies. Our society and generation seems to move and dwell in lies and deception. Lies and deception is what our adulterous society uses to make things going. From Pastor to Politician to Prophet to President, all tell lies and run organizations by lies and deception. Organized and Institutionalized lies and deception is the order of the day and way of controlling the masses. The Church has not been immune to deception. As a matter of fact Jesus Christ strongly warned us that there would be deception so great in the Last days just before He returned that if possible, the elect would be deceived. So, my simple advice in such times we live is that question whatever you see and hear. Ask the why questions… Ask yourself why the News Media is reporting a certain story… Why are they showing and replaying certain images…etc? Don’t simply follow the crowd. Do your own research, find out why…Kato Mivule



 

 

The media gives you the illusion that you are seeing something. That’s the billiondollar key to mind control … 90% of all the mind control in the world is done by the media, and it is all based on the viewer or the reader never seeing anything really beyond the surface of what is presented.”

 

Media Narrative: Witnessing Boston’s Mass Casualty Event


The use of a wheelchair to aid and transport an individual with such severe injuries–who amazingly is still conscious and discharging little-if-any blood–runs counter to common emergency medical procedure.


"Boston marathon bombing happened on same day as 'controlled explosion' drill by Boston bomb squad", Mike Adams reports for Natural News. "What's not yet being reported by the mainstream media is that a 'controlled explosion' was under way on the same day as the marathon explosion. As the Boston Globe tweeted today, 'Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.' Some people believe this explosion might have been part of the demolition of another bomb. It seems unlikely, however, that a bomb at the library, one mile away, could be so quickly located and rigged to be exploded by the bomb squad in less than one hour following the initial explosions at the marathon."

The Boston Bombing Is An Inside Job -- Evidence!


http://humansarefree.com/2013/04/the-boston-bombing-is-inside-job.html  

 Andrew R. Stec, one of the executive producers of the Moon Rising documentary, with years of experience in photographic analysis, also noticed that the double amputee is missing: "Notice the space behind black woman with red coat ... Double amputee appears suddenly ... Did he crawl there?" 

 The  photo is especially unusual given the apparent sequence of events: the amputee is lying on the ground still unattended after the less-severely wounded black woman appears to have been taken away by emergency response workers. Others, such as the man sporting the hoodie, having likewise sustained far less serious injuries, yet are among the first to be carted away to receive medical attention.


Comments to the above article


On another special event day as well. If people cant see this one for what it is then they never will.


Don't forget; on the same day, at the same time as the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, there was a DHS-sponsored anti-terror drill specifically aimed at this scenario: to prevent and/or deal with a massacre in a movie theater. Armed police and members of SWAT teams participated in this exercise in a theater across the street from the theater where the shooting was actually occurring.


Looks like the best way to avoid becoming a casualty in this country is to check and see if law enforcement is running a "drill" that coincides with the date/location of the event you want to attend. If so, don't go.


These events are designed to do two things. One, they are vilifying gun owners by portraying them as crazed serial killers, so in the name of public safety,they want gun control laws that basically make it impossible to own and carry a fire arm,which will in reality make the public easy to take over. Two, they are deliberately egging on the American public by causing horrifying events that defy rational reasoning, and then they display complete stupidity and brazen audacity in providing lame cover ups in an effort to make angry American's who can't stand having their intelligence insulted to revolt. This will enable the government to enforce Marital Law upon the populace. Eventually, thanks to media bombardment,low I.Q.'s, and engineered financial and social pressures, the public will either give up their guns, or they will revolt. You see, either way, they win. 



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RECALLING THE 9/11 DECEPTION



The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda.
The CIA's Drug-Running Terrorists
and the "Arc of Crisis"

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http://www.antipasministries.com/other/article082.htm  

Empire, Energy and Al-Qaeda:
The American Terror Network;
The Imperial Anatomy of al-Qaeda

http://www.antipasministries.com/other/article081.htm  


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The cunning mediocrity of African Presidents : Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni hands out $100K in a sack full of cash





Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni hands out $100K in a sack full of cash


By Jake Maxwell Watts April 23, 2013


Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni handed over a plain white sack  containing a personal cash donation of 250 million shillings ($100,000) to a local youth group.

The donation (which also included a truck and 15 motorbikes for good measure) was broadcast on national television and soon went viral on YouTube and Twitter, where Museveni quickly became a target of scorn from those who questioned the money’s provenance and how it would be spent.

“Why is Museveni spending money willy-nilly when some public employees go without pay for months?” asked @Mulemeezi. @asiimwe4justice remarked, “Hand outs hinder us from asking the hard questions about the state of our nation.” @dalisochaponda, referencing a recent government crackdown, wrote: “Ugandan Monopoly: ‘President hands you #sackofmoney; collect 100000′; ‘You have been caught in a miniskirt, go to jail, do not pass go.’”

The bizarre episode highlighted the concerns of Museveni’s critics, who have criticized the president’s autocratic rule. When the president extended his 25 years in office in the country’s 2011 elections, EU observers noted that “the distribution of money and gifts by candidates, especially from the ruling party, had been widely observed.”

Judging by his past record, the Ugandan president is clearly fond of cutting out the middleman. In August last year, reports emerged that the Uganda Journalists’ Association was under investigation by anti-corruption offices for misspending a 150 million shilling ($58,700) cash donation from Museveni.

In 2010, the president chastised Christians for pretending to be poor and donating too little while he handed over 50 million shillings ($20,000) in cash to the St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe for renovations, according to local media. The bishop, Wilberforce Luwalira, received a new four-wheel drive to help him get around the community.


President Yoweri Museveni's sack of money sparks Uganda row


22 April 2013Last updated at 17:49 GMT

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has publicly handed a sack containing about $100,000 (£66,000) in cash to a youth group, raising questions about how the money will be spent.

The donation was broadcast on national television, with many social media comments condemning it.

"There should have been a system to make sure the youth spend the money properly," said analyst Peter Magelah.

A minister said giving the money in public would ensure transparency.

Mr Museveni pledged to help the group during the 2011 election campaign.

There were loud cheers as President Museveni held the white sack containing 250 million shillings aloft, before he handed it to a representative of the Busoga Youth Forum.

At the same meeting, he handed over a minibus, a truck and 15 motorcycles, reports Uganda's NTV.

The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga in Kampala says Ugandans are used to seeing the president hand out money at public events.

But what has shocked many Ugandans is the amount and the image of their president holding a sack of money.

Many Ugandan Twitter users have been commenting using #sackofmoney.

Peter Magelah, a researcher at the think-tank Acode told the BBC: "This is just politicking by the president to gain popularity.

"Do we know how they money will be spent? There's no system of accountability to make sure we get it back if these youth mismanage it. It's a loss for the country."

But Minister for the Presidency Frank Tumwebaze defended the donation.

"Quite a few times people have requested the president for money and have stolen it. Giving it in broad day light means that the youth can see who has their money," he said.

"The president is not taking the money to Las Vegas, he's supporting income-generating schemes."



Thursday, 25 April 2013

Risking your reputation through a terrible alliance: Dr Tamale Sali, a Pentecostal Minister who has a programme called Science and faith on LTV given land belonging to Kitante primary School by President Museveni to start a fertility clinic investment.






Dr. Sali is the Founder, Director and Resident Doctor at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre. Dr. Sali attended Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, where he graduated with an MB ChB in 1974. He also achieved an MRCS; LRCP (English Conjoint-RCS) in 1977, DRCOG in 1979, FPA (Family Planning Association) in 1979, MRCOG in 1982, FRSEd in 1982 and FRCOG in 1995. He has diverse experience as a consultant Obstetrician and gynaecologist having worked in this speciality in several hospitals in the UK including Women’s Hospital Nottingham (1977 to 1979), Torbay General Hospital (1981 to 1982), Hereford County Royal Hospital (1982 to 1983), Royal Hospital – Derbyshire (1983 to 1985) and in the Kuwait Oil Company Hospital (1986 to 2004), to name a few.

Faith and Science Ministries is an evangelistic ministry founded by the inspiration of God to Dr. Sali and his wife, Kate Sali. To learn more about Faith and Science Ministries take a moment to read the Statement of Beliefs below, or visit the links in this site, where you’ll find biographies of Dr. Sali and his wife, Kate Sali, along with information about our Ministry especially our popular television programme FAITH AND SCIENCE, we are dedicated to reaching people and transforming lives with the message of Salvation through faith in Jesus.Discover who we are and what we do. Everything you need to know is just a click away!
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 Kitante Primary School pupils stand near the fence that separates the school from the five acres given to Dr Tamale Sali to build a hospital.PHOTO BY FAISWAL KASIRYE  

Museveni gives out more Kitante land

 
By PATIENCEAHIMBISIBWE

Posted  Friday, April 26   2013 at  01:00

In Summary

President doles out two more acres of the school’s land to Dr Tamale Ssali. But since 2007 no hospital has been built on the land, apart from brick-making.

President Museveni, acting through Lands minister Daudi Migereko, has allocated two more acres of prime city land at Kitante Primary School to an investor to build a private hospital.

The investor, Dr Tamale Sali, was given five acres of the school land in 2007 but a visit to the school showed that no hospital has been built and the land is currently used to make bricks for sale.

School officials say the move to carve out even more land will affect pupils directly through demolition of existing structures and restricting future expansion. There has been no construction work at the site given to Dr Sali six years ago.

"I am shocked that some more two acres of the school land is being asked for,” the school’s head teacher, Ms Schola Ndyangambaki, told Daily Monitor in an interview yesterday. “I wonder where it will come from; this means they will have to encroach on the playground and some classroom blocks.”

Started in 1968, the pupil population at Kitante increased from 2,500 in 2009 and is currently 3,386. Officials say despite increasing demand for places, they do not have space to expand facilities.

Mr Migereko wrote to the Uganda Land Commission, which manages public land, last February directing it to carve out two acres off the school land and offer it to Dr Sali to construct a private intro-fertilisation fertility (IVF) and sickle cell hospital.

Minister Migereko said he was acting on the instructions of the President but the latest allocation has raised eyebrows with Lands officials noting that Dr Sali was earlier given a large chunk of land from the school, some of which allegedly went to rent-seekers and State House officials.

There has been no construction work at the site given to Dr Sali six years ago, apart from the brick-making. The first phase of the hospital was supposed to have been completed last year.

Fresh claim

In 2005 Dr Sali approached the President and asked for land around Kampala to build an IVF clinic. The doctor owns a fertility clinic in Kampala, which treats women with fertility problems. On October 27, 2005 Mr Museveni wrote to the Lands minister directing them to allocate about approximately five acres that had been identified at Kitante Primary School.

This was followed by a February 20, 2006 letter from the Lands minister directing ULC, on behalf of the President, to allocate land to Dr Sali and another firm, M/s Yash Computers.

Several meetings were held between ULC, the investor, Kampala City Council management and the management at Kitante PS regarding the location of the land and the acreage to be offered for the clinic.

According to documents seen by this newspaper, the school administration was opposed to the development. This prompted the Lands minister to call for a stakeholders’ meeting at which the offer to M/s Yash Computers was cancelled and five acres allocated to Dr Sali.

The meeting agreed to “the remainder being surveyed, titled and reserved for Kitante PS”, according to minutes seen by Daily Monitor.


Subsequently Mr Francis Lubanga, the Permanent Secretary in the Education ministry withdrew his earlier objection to the allocation of the school land to the private investor.

“I withdraw my objection to the allocation of the school’s land to the fertility centre. ULC may allocate the two acres of land as proposed by the Minister of State for Lands Hon Kasirivu-Atwooki. The commission should title the remaining piece of land for Kitante PS,” Mr Lubanga wrote on June 26, 2007.

After ULC officials surveyed the land and asked Dr Tamale to pay a premium of Shs456 million for the lease, President Museveni again intervened on behalf of the investor.

“This is outrageous. How do you expect an investor to succeed in developing when he has to pay such exorbitant charges? This is to direct you to liaise with ULC in view of waiving this requirement …to enable the investor get the title deed and proceed with the construction,” the President wrote.

The matter continued to attract controversy, however, and in June 2010 President Museveni requested the Lands minister to investigate allegations that officials from State House and Ministry of Lands had taken over the land.

“I gave him 10.7 acres of land in Kitante. Apparently, some people have been trying to steal this land. They only gave him 5 acres. Who are these people that took the other 5.7 acres? Is it true that they are State House and Ministry of Lands officials? Check on the identities of these people and inform me,” reads part of President Museveni’s letter to Hon Atubo, the then-Lands minister.

“Meanwhile, do everything that is legally possible to get Dr Sali the remainder of his 5.7 acres so that he expands his facility.”

Controversy

Dr Sali wrote to minister Migereko last year asking for two more acres of land and alleging that land earlier allocated to him had been stolen.

“The additional land of about 5.7 acres which had been allocated to me was stolen. I did communicate to the President. Some people have started building on it, leaving about two acres which I request to get in order to suit our hospital project which required at least 12 acres of land,” Dr Sali said in his letter.

However, Henry Kawesa, the ULC Secretary, yesterday told Daily Monitor inquiries by his office found no evidence to prove that land allocated to the investor had been stolen.

School officials worry that they could pay the price for the misunderstanding between the investor and the ULC by having more of their land carved out to Dr Sali.

Mr Tamale Murundi, the Presidential Press Secretary, said Dr Sali has the right to ask for more land.

“He wanted more space which he wasn’t given. If he wanted land for a trailer and he was given land for a Pajero, then he has a right to complain because his project can’t be accommodated on what he was given,” Mr Tamale said.
Dr Sali said yesterday: “I asked for more land. I am in Europe on holiday. But who has told you? I don’t know whom am talking to. Let me talk to you when I come back on May 20.”




Doctor accepts blame for death of patient



Publish Date: Dec 08, 2011

By Steven Candia
DR. Edward Tamale Ssali on Wednesday admitted responsibility for the death of a patient who was undergoing an operation at his hospital in Kampala last year.

Tamale Ssali said that the hospital was ready to compensate the bereaved family.

“I wish to extend my condolences to the bereaved family. Death is something that affects all of us. We take full responsibility for what happened,” Ssali, the head of Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre, reportedly told a medical council investigating the issue.

“We would like to sit with you to see how we can compensate you,” he told the bereaved family.

Last year, Mercy Ayiru died at Ssali’s Fertility Centre in Bukoto, a suburb of Kampala, while undergoing an operation to remove fibroids. Tamale Ssali is an obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Ssali made the offer while appearing before the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, which supervises doctors in Uganda. He was summoned last month over allegations of professional misconduct, which was blamed for Ayiru’s death on October 14, 2010.

A source close to the investigation team said that Tamale Ssali was grilled for about three hours in a charged atmosphere. More than five family members of Ayiru, including her father, sat and listened quietly as the inquiry went on.

Speaking as the third and last witness of the day, Tamale Ssali asked for an out of court settlement. The inquiry was held behind closed doors at the government analytical laboratories boardroom in Kampala. However, the Council did not reach a decision because more witnesses are yet to appear. It was also not clear if the family would accept Tamale Ssali’s offer.

The 63-year-old Ssali was dressed in a black stripped suit, a white and blue striped shirt and a matching neck tie.

A source who attended the grilling said that when Ssali made the offer, he turned around and faced the bereaved family, who were seated behind him squarely. He reportedly asked the family to nominate a leader to handle the compensation process.

“That person could get in touch with my lawyer and we settle this,” he reportedly said. The lawyer, Ruth Sebatindira, was present at the inquiry, the source said.

The head of the council, Dr. Okullo Dom Joel, assisted by lead council John Bosco Suuza and registrar Dr. Katumba Ssentongo as well as members Dr. Margaret Mungherera and Dr. Juliet Mwanja, among others were present.

The source said the council members fired tough questions at Tamale Ssali. Dr. Ssentongo confirmed that the council sat but declined to comment.

“We did not reach a decision as most of the key witnesses did not appear. We will convene another meeting with them before a verdict can be reached.”

Asked about other details including Dr. Tamale’s willingness to compensate the bereaved family, Dr. Ssentongo was cagey.

“We are under instructions not to talk to you. On that I don’t know. The other time you carried a story and the defendant complained so much. It damaged the council,” he said and hanged up.

Saturday Vision, a sister newspaper of the New Vision Online, broke the story recently.

It said Ayiru, 34, a financial administrator and a resident of Ntinda, died while undergoing operation at the facility, formerly known as the Kampala Gynaecology & Fertility Centre.

 The operation was carried out by Prof./Dr. Rafique Parker, a visiting doctor from Kenya who was not registered with the council.

Yesterday’s proceedings were captured on video and in writing and Dr. Tamale Ssali reportedly described the mishap as a ‘total disaster’, which had shocked him. He spoke after two other witnesses Dr. Sylvester Onzivua, a pathologist at the Mulago medical school and Milburga Aceru, a sister of the deceased, had testified. 

The council summoned Tamale Ssali last month over charges of neglect, failure to supervise an anaesthetist, Christopher Kirunda, which led to Ayiru’s death. A postmortem report indicated the cause of the death as cardiac arrest.

It also accused Dr. Ssali of engaging Prof/Dr. Rafique B Parker, a Kenyan national, who was not registered to practise in Uganda as required by law.

Yesterday Dr. Tamale Ssali reportedly admitted that Dr. Parker, who he said had served in numerous hospitals in Kampala, was ineligible to practise in Uganda.

“At that time I thought that given that he is registered in Kenya, he could work in Uganda but I have now learnt that that is not the case.” 

Asked about the cause of death, Dr. Tamale Sali said it was anaesthetic death. Probed further as to what that meant, he reportedly said: “It was as a result of wrong intubation.”

A death certificate of Ayiru from the centre also indicated the cause of death as cardiac arrest during induction of anesthesia. Dr. Parker, in a statement to the police, blamed the death on an intubation process gone wrong.

Asked about the procedure used for recruiting external medical practitioners like Dr. Parker, Dr.Tamale Ssali reportedly stunned the council when he said he relied on word of mouth and did not check their CVs for their competencies.

“I could rely mostly on information got from doctors I interact with,” he reportedly said. Dr. Suuza then asked: “Can I note that you do not have any back ground information on this man (Kirunda) apart from verbal information.”

Dr. Tamale Ssali said both Kirunda and Dr. Parker had long ceased working at the centre following the incident. 

Dr. Onzivua, who took part in carrying out a postmortem on Ayiru, also told the inquiry yesterday that she died of cardiac arrest. Ayiru’s sister, Aceru, who accompanied her to the hospital on the fateful day, reportedly narrated the events before, during and after the botched up operation.



Faith and Science Ministries is an evangelistic ministry founded by the inspiration of God to Dr. Sali and his wife, Kate Sali.


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Faith and Science Ministries is an evangelistic ministry founded by the inspiration of God to Dr. Sali and his wife, Kate Sali. To learn more about Faith and Science Ministries take a moment to read the Statement of Beliefs below, or visit the links in this site, where you’ll find biographies of Dr. Sali and his wife, Kate Sali, along with information about our Ministry especially our popular television programme FAITH AND SCIENCE, we are dedicated to reaching people and transforming lives with the message of Salvation through faith in Jesus.Discover who we are and what we do. Everything you need to know is just a click away!


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