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Skullduggeries at the GGMC part 3

first_imgDear Editor,It has been a well-known fact that weak systems do bread corruption, and the corruption index is directly linked to the quality of the leadership. If the leader is strong, corruption will be low and vice versa. Due to the weak system at the GGMC, Corruption is striving and if the leadership continues to ignore our exposure to the corrupt practices at this organization, the situation will only get worst.Even though many of the staff in the decision-making body possess an unblemished character, they are caught up in a vicious circle of covering-up the atrocities of their colleagues. Often times nature leads us into a vicious circle of being protective through religion, race, villagers, colleagues etc. It must be clearly understood, that those who collaborated in the covering-up of the wrongdoings of their colleagues, are as guilty as the ones who have committed the act. Often times, these acts are committed against the poor and vulnerable for the wealthy, just to satisfy those involved insatiable appetite for money.There is a group of officials within the Commission who are bent on sabotaging the system in order for the Government to look bad, in the hope for a change of governance at the 2020 poll, so that they could return to the level of corruption they were operating under before the 2015 poll. I am saying categorically that there are deliberate attempts by some officials at the high echelon of the GGMC, to sabotage the system in the form of stalling the processes through delays and cover-ups.For instance, there are letters sitting at the Commission for over four (4) years which were written by Hon. Minister, Mr. Joseph Harmon as our then lawyer, but were never addressed. They are also many letters that were written and delivered to the Commission by me, seeking resolution to matters of grave concern to us the bona fide residents of Kurupung and in my individual capacity; which the commission blatantly refuses to address.I met Hon. Minister Harmon at a meeting at the Clonbrook School Compound last October at which the Hon. Minister Semona Broomes was present, has her birth anniversary was announced. The Minister had reiterated his commitment to address our situation at Kurupung, through the relevant authorities. I have no reason to doubt him and believe he will stand to his word. That was the first time I met him after he had first made this promised to me in 2015, that he will address our situation at Kurupung.I have been writing many follow-up letters on these matters, though no attempt was made to seriously address these concerns. A matter of grave concern is the closing date for the THIRD DISPOSAL of MINERAL PROPERTIES 2009.This information is still not being made available because it will expose the callousness and the atrocious acts of their colleagues, they have decided to shelve the findings and never address the matter. There are many matters of great magnitude which the Commission has still refused to address.The worse-case scenario is the perception of collusion among some top officials and those highly organized crooks. My concerns stem from:(1). Even though we were never issued with a notice to cease our operations in locating claims within those allotted boundaries, the commission has chosen to rescind six (6) of the twenty-one(21) Mining Permits that were allotted to us after the discovery of workable mineral deposits were found within some of them. This had been done against the Mining (Amendment) Regulations, 2007. Section 27B (2) of the Regulations which clearly states ‘’the areas previously held under the cancelled prospecting permit, mining permit and special mining permit areas, shall be held in reserve for disposal by a process of bidding or lottery.’’ This also came as a back-drop to the promise of expanding the areas exponentially into a five-mile radius(2). The granting of mining permits to a wealthy foreign company by the name of Spectrum Investment Inc. which covers a huge swath of land, of our allotted twenty-one (21) mining permits. Those allotments are known as the THIRD DISPOSAL of MINERAL PROPERTIES, 2009 and the promise of granting of the five-mile radius to the residents of Kurupung which was made in 2011.Those above mention scenarios are just a few of the many request by me and the Kurupung residents that the GGMC Commission has chosen not to address; yet they chose to address an August 14, 2017 letter which was delivered almost four years after the first letters were dispatched to the commission requesting answers.I am of the firm view that some persons within the Commission have their ulterior motives to discredit me in the eyes of the public and especially to those persons that I had laid my complaints to, so as to continue hiding their wrong doings while lying to their authorities to save their positions.I was a witness to a conversation between two senior officials at the GGMC and two different Ministers of government, when they both had seriously lied to the authorities.And due to the Ministers not micro-managing the organization, those unscrupulous characters got away with their wrongdoings with impunity, but I have decided to expose the practices of the commission for the world to see and be the judge for themselves.Mr. Robeson Benn was arguably the best Commissioner the GGMC has ever had due to the strong leadership quality he demonstrated during his command at the organization. He had those who were bent on wrong doings in “straight- jacket” but after he left they rebounded like a re-coiled spring. That’s how the credibility of a Commissioner will be judged.I am also taking this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who are participating in getting the Commission to start looking into the various matters affecting the residents of Kurupung. It’s the beginning of a long journey with those at the GGMC who are bent on sabotaging the process through delays and the peddling of misinformation. I promise to publicize an update on the progress made at various intervals to sensitize the public.Yours Truly,Suffering Minerlast_img read more

Ethics charges stand against Durham D.A.

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I don’t want to make comments outside the courtroom,” Nifong said after the Friday’s hearing, surrounded by a swarm of reporters who followed him down the street. “You’ll have an opportunity to hear things I have to say inside the courtroom.” The scene drew several gawkers and a heckler, Lee Churchill of Raleigh, who carried a sign that called Nifong a “rapist of justice.” In January, after Nifong had turned the case over to Cooper’s office, the bar accused the veteran prosecutor of failing to give the defense DNA test results that found genetic material from several men on the accuser’s underwear and body, but none from any lacrosse player. Nifong’s attorneys denied he intentionally withheld the DNA evidence, saying he provided the defense with a report outlining test results months before a potential trial and gave notice the lab director would be called as an expert witness. That shouldn’t matter, said bar counsel Katherine Jean, because Nifong knew about the test results before he even won indictments against the three players. It’s possible, she said, that with less capable defense counsel they might have chosen to enter into a plea agreement, which is how the vast majority of criminal cases in North Carolina are resolved. RALEIGH, N.C. – A disciplinary committee rejected a request Friday to dismiss ethics charges against the former prosecutor in the dismissed Duke lacrosse case, who is accused of withholding critical DNA evidence from the defense. The decision by the three-member panel came shortly after an hourlong hearing, at which committee chairman F. Lane Williamson repeatedly challenged the arguments made by attorneys for Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong. The North Carolina State Bar has accused Nifong with breaking several rules of professional conduct as he led the investigation into allegations three lacrosse players raped a stripper at a team party in March 2006. This week, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper dismissed all charges in the case, and said the three players indicted were innocent and that his investigators concluded no attack occurred. In doing so, he portrayed Nifong as a “rogue” prosecutor who rushed the case by failing to verify the accuser’s allegations. last_img read more

Salah makes World Cup headlines for Chechnya photo

first_imgKadyrov, supported by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, rules Chechnya with an iron fist, drawing constant condemnation from human rights groups.According to press reports, he himself went to the Egyptian team hotel to pick up Salah and deliver him for training at the football stadium before 8,000 cheering fans.Officially, The Pharaohs chose Grozny as Egypt’s camp although it is not hosting any matches in the tournament to keep a low profile, away from the media, as they prepare to make their World Cup finals return after an absence of 28 long years.Sporting a turquoise-and-white tracksuit, gushed about Salah, saying the Egypt and Liverpool goal machine was “the best footballer in the world, and an overall perfect person”.Chechnya’s president himself is an avid fan of the no-holds-barred sport of Mixed Martial Arts.Under his rule of Muslim-dominated Chechnya, mosques have sprouted up everywhere from the ruins of towns and villages destroyed in two wars against the central government in Moscow.Tajeddine Soultane, manager of the team’s spanking new hotel, The Local, said they opted for Chechnya “because this is a conservative country… where you don’t find discotheques” and the food is halal in keeping with Muslim religious laws.For the team itself, the Salah-Kadyrov handshake was far less important than whether their star will recover from a shoulder injury to feature in Egypt’s opening match against Uruguay on Friday in Ekaterinburg.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohamed Salah, a star attraction ahead of football’s 2018 World Cup in Russia, has made headlines for a smiling photo with Ramzan Kadyrov, strongman of Chechnya where his Egypt team have set up camp © AFP / KARIM JAAFARGROZNY, Russian Federation, Jun 12 – Mohamed Salah, a star attraction ahead of football’s 2018 World Cup in Russia, has made headlines for a smiling photo with Ramzan Kadyrov, strongman of Chechnya where his Egypt team have set up camp.“Mo Salah was woken from his sleep so a man accused of ‘torture and extrajudicial killings’ could have a photo with him during training” in Grozny, capital of the Russian republic, British tabloid The Sun opined.last_img read more

FOOTBALL: MIXED FORTUNES FOR INISHOWEN CLUBS IN ULSTER JUNIOR CUP

first_imgUlster Junior Cup Reports 27/01/2013Milford United 4-0 Gleneely ColtsThe first half was a dour defensive affair with no chances at either end and neither goalkeeper troubled. Most of the play was bogged down in the midfield area and the colts would have been happy with the situation at the break.Milford raised the tempo on the restart but had a huge slice of luck which enabled them to break the deadlock on 67 minutes when an attempted clearance from a corner saw a defender slice into his own net.They added another on 74 minutes when PJ O Hagan released Ciaran McGinley to run clear and fire low past Jordan McLaughlin in the colts goal. Number three arrived on 81 minutes after Garetth Kerrigan broke through the defence to run clear and round McLaughlin to slot home.They completed the scoring late on after Joey Cullen beat two defenders before crossing for O Hagan to slot home. Killylough (Monaghan) 2-1 (AET) Rasheney FCRasheney made the long trip to Monaghan to play the local Killylough side in wet and wintry conditions on the astro turf in Monaghan Town. The opening period of the game was a dour affair with neither keeper tested and both defences on top.Rasheney took a hold of the game then and on the half hour mark a John Grant free was parried by the home keeper but Ryan Doherty following up just failed to connect.Before the interval John Mclaughlin advanced on the left and crossed for Doherty who fired inches over the bar.The home side took the lead on 55 minutes when John McAree unleashed an effort from forty yards out which caught keeper Johnathan Noone by surprise and ended in the net. But Rasheney levelled on 67 minutes after a John Mclaughlin effort was turned round the post by David Ballantine.From the corner the ball was cleared to John Grant on the right and he cut in to fire low past Ballantine at his near post.On 80 minutes Rasheney had a great chance after David McLaughlin played a one two with Aaron Friel to advance into the area but his effort was well saved by Ballantine.Killylough went close in the closing minutes after Ronan Sterrit cut in from the right wing and unleashed a shot which crashed off the post. The home side made the breakthrough midway through the first period of extra time when McAree converted from the penalty spot.Rasheney tried hard but all they could muster in reply were long range efforts from Grant and John Mclaughlin which were off target and in the end Killylough repeated the scorelines from an earlier FAI Junior cup clash between the sides in Rasheney. Kilmacrennan Celtic 3-2 Glengad UnitedPremier division leaders Glengad have only themselves to blame as they led two nil here in Rathmullan but lost in the end.The home side had the first effort when Kevin Kelly saw an early shot well saved by Martin McLaughlin. Glengad replied with Terence Doherty seeing an effort saved by Ian Gallagher before Patrick McDermott whot wide when well placed after good work from Stephen McLaughlin.Another McLaughlin cross picked out John G McLaughlin but he fired over from the edge of the area.Glengad did take the lead before the interval after a John McDaid cross cannoned off a defender past Gallagher in the home goal.On the restart Stephen McLaughlin had a shot well saved by Gallagher before they doubled their lead on the hour when Paul McLaughlin fed Terence Doherty who rounded Gallagher to score.Kilmacreennan got one back on 71 minutes when the visitors defence failed to clear and Timmy Burke poked home from close range.Minutes later Glengad had a great chance to regain their two goal advantage when Jason Doherty released McDermott but Gallagher saved.Play swung to the other end and on 78 minutes the Glengad defence misjudged a throw in allowing Brian Shields to head home.Then on the stroke of full time the Glengad defence again failed to clear a corner and Caolan Kelly headed home from close range.Moville Celtic 4-2 Drumkill RoversIn a bright opening Kevin Brennan for the visitors turned well but saw his effort deflected away while at the other end Tony Boyce had a shot blocked by Emmet McElvanney.Moville opened the scoring on 9 minutes when a superb Joe Doherty pass found Nigel McMonagle on the run and he rounded the keeper to score.But Drumkil levelled within minutes after Brennan intercepted a poor pass by keeper McGuinness and fired to the net from twenty yards.Moville responded and after good work on the right Conor Mclaughlin’s driven cross was just missed by Dermot Harkin at the back post .On the half hour the visitors Kieran Murphy saw his free kick from the edge of the area well tipped onto the bar by McGuinness and when the corner was not cleared James Traynor fired just wide.The visitors took the lead on 36 minutes when Noel Rice released Brennan to round McGuinness and slot home. Moville got back on terms on the stroke of half time after Sean Doherty fed Raymond Campbell and his twenty two yards effort squirmed under Dwayne Rooney in the Drumkill goal.Moville got a dream start to the second period when Joe Doherty converted a penalty awarded after Tony Boyce was upended.The unmarked PJ Barr then had a header off target before Dermot Harkin had a shot well held by Rooney.The visitors hit back with Traynor just failing to get on the end of Sean O Brien’s cross before Traynors first time effort drifted just wide.McMonagle then had one effort saved before collecting a MB Doherty flick but shooting just wide.Barr then found himself clear in the area but fired wide from ten yards before they scored again on 82 minutes after McMonagle broke clear, rounded the keeper and squared for Joe Doherty to tap home.Clonmany Shamrocks 2-3 Curragh AthleticThis was probably the biggest upset of the round as Clonmany at home were expected to advance.Michael Grant and Mark McLaughlin combined well and the latters dangerous cross was tipped over by Ray Duffy.Curragh served their intention when Shane Barcley broke onto a long ball but fired wide.Clonmany responded with Marty Doherty seeing a free kick turned round the post and from the corner Paul McLaughlin fired over.Then Jason Devlin cut inside from the left but his dangerous cross flashed across goal and eluded all.Before the interval Curragh created a great chance after Ryan Carlin split the home defence for Barclay but he dragged his effort wide. On the restart Marty Doherty had en effort saved before seeing a well struck free turned round the post by keeper Duffy.On 59 minutes Curragh took the lead when Barclay converted a penalty despite keeper Harkin getting both hands to the ball after Barclay had been upended.They doubled their lead minutes later when Barclays effort was parried by Harkin and Garth Gallagher pounced to drill the rebound home.Clonmany got a lifeline after Jason Devlin was upended in the area and Michael Devlin converted but Curragh hit back when Ryan Carlin broke through the home defence before firing low past Harkin.Clonmany got a consolation in the final minutes when substitute Alan Friel flicked on a corner for Jason Devlin to slot home but it was too little too late.Aileach FC 3-6 (AET) Monaghan Town The home side will be kicking themselves as they led by three goals to nil with minutes remaining but somehow contrived to throw it away. Aileach began well and good work by Dermot Doherty and Darren McMonagle saw the former square to brother Gavin to scoop the ball high over Ballantine from fifteen yards.Monaghan were playing some neat football but the final ball was letting them down.Aileachs McMonagle and Doherty were causing havoc on the right and but for stout defending from Johnny Sherry and Paul Gilsenan they could have added to their lead.On the stroke of half time Monaghan broke with Mark Mulhall crossing to Paul Smyth but his effort was gathered at the second attempt by Kevin McDermott.The home side increased their lead minutes into the second period when Dermot Doherty released McMonagle on the right and he advanced into the area to fire low past Ballantine.At the other end Smith turned and saw his shot saved by McDermott before the home side made it three nil on the break when the selfless Anthony Doherty released Conor Gallagher to fire home.But on 85 minutes it all began to go wrong for Aileach when Shane Hannon sneaked in at the back post to head home.Minutes later Paul Hannon capitalized on a poor defensive error to drill gome.Then in the very last minute a headed clearance from a corner was collected by James Traynor and his thirty five yards wonder strike dipped over McDermott and in off the underside of the bar.An experienced Monaghan side dominated a demoralised home side in extra time and took the lead when Conor Callan stole in behind the home defence to slot home before Paul Hannon completed his hat trick with a fine finish from close range at the end of the first half.In the second period Smith saw his shot parried by McDermott and Hannon pounced for his fourth of the game to send the winners from two seasons ago into the quarter finals.FOOTBALL: MIXED FORTUNES FOR INISHOWEN CLUBS IN ULSTER JUNIOR CUP was last modified: January 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:aileachclonmanyFOOTBALL: MIXED FORTUNES FOR INISHOWEN CLUBS IN ULSTER JUNIOR CUPGlengadmoville celticlast_img read more

For the record

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In a story in Sunday’s paper, Pablo Neruda was incorrectly referred to as a Mexican poet. Neruda was from Chile. last_img read more

Seniors arrange series of trips

first_img “Razzle-Dazzle Showtime Cabaret” at the Castaways, Burbank: Departs at 10:45 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. March 9 at a cost of $55. Jean and Laughlin, Nev.: Departs at 8:30 a.m. March 21 and returns at 5 p.m. March 23 at a cost of $60. Pechanga Casino, Temecula: Departs at 8 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. April 20 at a cost of $20. Harrah’s Rincon Casino, San Diego: Departs at 8 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. May 4 at a cost of $15. Palm Spring Follies: Departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. May 17 at a cost of $89. Chukchansi Gold Hotel & Casino, Yosemite National Park: Departs at 9 a.m. May 23 and returns at 5 p.m. May 25 at a cost of $169. Morongo Casino, Cabazon: Departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. June 8 at a cost of $20. Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nev.: Departs at 8:30 a.m. June 28 and returns at 5 p.m. June 29 at a cost of $65.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Iris Porter, a former volunteer at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, is the agency’s new trips and tours coordinator. Porter, a London native, has 25 years of business management and administrative experience. Senior center trips have been scheduled for the first six months of 2006, and Porter is looking for suggestions for jaunts in the second half of the year. The following is a list of upcoming trips; advance registration is required. To register for a scheduled trip or suggest upcoming outings, call Porter at the Trips and Tours desk at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 111. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Santa Anita Park race track: Departs at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at a cost of $25. Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville: Departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at a cost of $30. 107th Golden Dragon Parade: Departs for Chinatown in Los Angeles at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at a cost of $55. Fantasy Springs Casino: Departs for Indio at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at a cost of $30. “Cats” at the Fullerton Civic Light Opera: departs at noon and returns at 7 p.m. March 4 at a cost of $60. last_img read more

Live updates: Raiders rebound, beat Bears 24-21 in London

first_imgJoin us for live scoring updates, news and analysis Sunday morning as the Raiders’ Europeans trip takes them to London for a battle with the Chicago Bears and onetime Raiders star Khalil Mack. GAME ESSENTIALS: Raiders (2-2) vs. Chicago (3-1) in London on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT)TV: FOX-TV, Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), Jennifer Hale (reporter).ODDS: Bears -5.5 (opened at Bears -6). OVER/UNDER: 40.5 (opened at 41). SERIES: All-time series tied at …last_img

Why Is Big Science Pro-Death?

first_imgBig Science and Big Media support abortion and assisted suicide for no scientific reason.What Trump’s US Supreme Court pick means for women’s health (New Scientist). To understand this headline, one needs to understand that “women’s health” is not about pap smears or cold medicine. It’s code for abortion. So is “women’s healthcare.” So is “reproductive rights.” Now we can understand what reporter Christina Cauterucci is talking about. She makes it clear further down, anyway; the whole article is about abortion, scaring readers about mean old Republicans who might restrict it.Neil Gorsuch (pictured), US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacancy on the country’s Supreme Court, is a consistently conservative judge who would enter the court at a critical moment for reproductive rights.Though Gorsuch, a federal judge on the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals, has never ruled on an abortion rights case, his record shows him to be hostile to women’s healthcare and willing to give broad leeway to institutions that want to discriminate against them….Anti-abortion advocates believe Trump and his pick will lead their fight to overturn the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, a strong, if imperfect, safeguard of abortion rights. A recent report from the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York found that 22 states would be likely to roll back abortion rights immediately if Roe were overturned.Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974 (Medical Xpress). This article pretends to be a balanced presentation about statistics. Why, then, does the first photo of “anti-abortion activists” show them lying on the ground in a “die-in,” their placards unreadable in the distance, but the second photo a picture of enthusiastic protestors with T-shirts and signs clearly reading, Protect Abortion Access, United for for Abortion Coverage, My Decision, and the like? Look carefully for bias, and you will see phrases about states “that protect abortion rights” spoken of favorably. In fact, abortion rights (loaded words) appears five times, but “pro-life” only once, in scare quotes. Elsewhere pro-lifers are described as “anti-abortion” or “anti-abortion rights” activists.Women’s access to birth control and abortion fading under Trump (New Scientist). This is another fearmongering article about mean old Republicans wanting to “discriminate” against women who just want the freedom to kill their babies. “Faced with the prospect of losing control of their reproductive rights,” one sentence begins. Doesn’t the unborn baby have any rights? Is not the right to life the first right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence? Half the unborn babies are females who, once aborted, have no reproductive rights at all. What’s this doing in “New Scientist” anyway? Where is the science? Where is the logic? This article goes far beyond journalism, too, by advocating resistance against Trump and his policies.Abortion rate halves if women have to go extra 100 miles (New Scientist). Despite what pro-lifers may think, this is not a celebration. It’s a lament. For instance, “because some healthcare providers were forced to stop offering abortions, some women could not get the services they were seeking,” Chelsea Whyte reports. Services? Since when is killing a human being a service? Try that logic on any other form of life-taking: because some gun stores were forced to stop selling guns, some hit men could not get the weapons they were seeking. Whatever does this have to do with science, anyway?Official abortion rate declined in Texas after law restricted access to clinics (Science Daily). This is another article pretending to share statistical information about causes and effects without bias, but the bias is there: the Texas law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges to hospitals presented “substantial evidence of negative effects on women’s access to care,” the article says. Care? What kind of logic calls killing a human being “care”? And why is this on “science daily”?More providers of safe abortion care can save thousands of women’s lives (Karolinska Institute). This has to be one of the most illogical headlines in recent memory. Abortion kills women in the womb: baby girls, that is, who will become women, along with baby boys. “Unsafe terminations claim tens of thousands of lives, particularly in the poorer parts of the world,” the press release says. So is the solution to kill even more? The death toll is the same or higher with abortion than without it. Why not tout the ideal solution? Improve prenatal care, so that mother and baby can live happily ever after.The Big Science culture of death doesn’t stop with abortion.Doctor-assisted suicide could save Canada up to $139 million each year, Alberta study suggests (National Post). Sharon Kirkey writes, “Doctor-assisted suicide could save Canada tens of millions of dollars annually by avoiding costly ‘end-of-life’ care, according to a provocative new analysis.” Medical ethics just had a heart attack. If society starts putting a price tag on human beings, watch out. The slippery slope has no bottom. No pressure, Grandpa, but you’re costing us a lot of money….Update 2/08/17: Nature published an article about the miracle of child development. Claire Ainsworth writes,Life starts with a puzzle. Out of sight in a mother’s womb, 3 billion letters of DNA code somehow turn into 3D bodies, all in the space of a mere 40 weeks. Fetuses form eyes, brains, hearts, fingers and toes — in processes that are meticulously coordinated in both time and space. Biologists have pieced together parts of this puzzle, but many gaps remain.Juxtapose that wonderful insight into something horrific: Planned Parenthood hosting pizza parties and giving out awards to center that increase their quota of abortions. Believe it or not, that’s what some ex-employees have revealed about what goes on at these death mills (source: Truth Revolt). And do you know the name of the worst serial killer in US history? It’s Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist who was imprisoned for the filthy conditions in his late-term abortion clinic. A book about this mass murderer is near the top hardback best seller, the publisher claims in a story on Breitbart News – yet the New York Times refuses to list the book in its best seller list.Update 2/09/17: Who could possibly be in favor of sex-selection abortions? The practice not only is profoundly anti-female, but has led to dangerous gender imbalances in China and India, where families often prefer males. Why, then, is Medical Xpress appalled at an Arkansas bill that would ban sex-selection abortions? The article favorably quotes an ACLU lawyer who says this: “Any law passed about an abortion performed pre-viability under the current law is unconstitutional. It doesn’t matter why. It doesn’t matter the method. There is very good potential for litigation because of this burden on women obtaining abortions that they want for whatever reason.” Such a statement borders on insanity, because it will certainly put a ‘burden on women’ in utero, a burden of death! Yet no pro-life rebuttals can be found in this article by Kelly P. Kissel. She writes of Republicans as obstacles out there who have an ‘”agenda” to restrict abortion.If Big Science cared about “science,” they would support the pro-life position. A fertilized egg has the full complement of human genes for a unique person, and given the chance, will carry out its embedded program all the way to birth and adulthood. The “product of conception” might be the next Beethoven or Einstein. What gives anyone the right to decide if it lives or dies? How dare they? What if someone had decided that for you when you were in the womb? We’ve previously recommended watching the testimony of Gianna Jessen who survived a saline abortion.We have to cringe at New Scientist’s mention of “Roe v. Wade, a strong, if imperfect, safeguard of abortion rights.” By common legal consensus, Roe v. Wade was a terrible decision, legally speaking. It invented a “right” out of thin air. The Constitution’s authors would be appalled. So now Trump wants to get an originalist justice on the Supreme Court, who will render decisions based on the plain meaning of the text as interpreted by the authors. Isn’t that a cause for celebration?The last article (above) about assisted suicide is very troubling. Years ago, Rod Serling produced a memorable episode for his series “The Twilight Zone” called “The Obsolete Man.” A dictator enjoyed making decisions about which citizens were useful to the regime, and which were obsolete. At one point, he determined a librarian was obsolete, and told him he would be terminated (YouTube). The librarian calmly read Scriptures as the timer counted down the time to the bomb that would kill him, as the dictator panicked at being found locked in with the victim (YouTube). Narrowly escaping, he recovered his composure until the Council decided he was obsolete for shaming the state with cowardice, whereupon he turned into a crybaby, calling out for mercy, blubbering “I’m not obsolete! I want to serve the State!” The council closes in on him, chanting, “obsolete! obsolete! obsolete!”  (See full episode on Vimeo.) Is this not what our culture does to generations of persons yet unborn?Recommended resource: On Evolution News and Views, Wesley J. 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‘I joined to play every game!’ – Leno frustrated at Arsenal

first_imgBernd Leno admits to having endured a “frustrating” start to life at Arsenal, with a man who “came to the club to play every game” spending more time on the bench that he had intended to.The Gunners invested €22 million (£19.2m/$25m) in the German goalkeeper over the summer, with Unai Emery moving to bolster his options between the sticks.Leno was expected to slot straight into the team as the new man in charge at Emirates Stadium sought to implement a system which requires his side to play out from the back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Veteran performer Petr Cech has, however, retained starting duties in the Premier League, with Leno only making his debut during a Europa League opener against Vorskla Poltava .The 26-year-old told Standard Sport on his start at Arsenal: “I came to the club to play every game.“But I think to move to a bigger club, another country, it needs maybe a little bit of time. It is a bit frustrating but I keep calm and work very hard to improve.“The coach always makes the starting XI because of the performance. I think it could change, not every week, but he will change a lot. He didn’t say the League is Petr’s competition and the Europa League is mine. I will work every day hard to play more games.“I came for the Premier League. I think it is the best. The Bundesliga is good but the Premier League is better, so I will look forward to playing any time in the Premier League.”Emery Arsenal Europa LeagueLeno believes he is suited to Arsenal’s ball-playing philosophy and claims all of those at the Emirates are starting to feel more comfortable meeting the demands of Emery.He added on the back of a 4-2 victory over Vorskla: “It is getting better and better [at the club].“The game that the coach wants is my style. I think I did a good job with the ball, with the passing. Of course, the two goals were disappointing, but they scored great goals. Maybe I need a little bit of time.“It is a little bit more of a risk to play this way because we don’t want to kick the ball up front. We want to play because we have the players to play from the back to have more space in the opposite 18-yard box. “In the first half, the opposition was very deep, so we had big problems getting chances. So, when they started to attack more, there were situations where we can create chances by playing from the back. But it needs a little bit of time for the whole team to improve and to get the confidence.”Leno is now waiting to discover who will get the nod from Emery for a Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday, with Arsenal heading that into fixture seeking to secure a fifth successive victory across all competitions.last_img read more