Showing posts from May, 2013

Sad documentary from BBC about the "Slaves of Dubai" , migrant workers.

Slaves of Dubai  http://documentaryh of-dubai- documentary/  Ben Anderson from BBC films this documentary in Dubai, the City of Gold daring to defy nature. To many, Dubai is an impossible dream come true, a megalopolis rising from sterile desert sands within a mere decade. Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai's absolute monarch is often credited for being the dreamer of the many iconic skyscrapers and opulence that has put his city on the map. His name is synonymous with architectural wonders like the Palm Islands, the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab. But who really built them? Follow Ben Anderson as he documents Dubai's open secret: A caste system lies hidden in plain sight. At the lowest rung sit the underclass, a group of imported modern-day slaves trapped upon arrival. They come from the Indian subcontinent, lured in by tales of high-paying jobs and a lavish lifestyle.  Then they land. Their passports ar


Tender Notice for Running the Country The Government of Pakistan requires the service of an International Organisation to run the country for a period of twenty-five years.  Country Background: It is generally believed that Pakistan was created for the Muslims of India. However, there is still debate in the country regarding the ideology of Pakistan. Some say that Pakistan came into being so unexpectedly that no one had the time to define its ideology.  The state of Pakistan can be categorized as one of the following (or any combination thereof): Islamic Secular* Democratic  Autocratic   Militaristic Autistic  Since the creation of Pakistan, following governments have been in place:  1947 – 1948 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan was the first head of the state. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1948.  1948 – 1958 During this period 10 governments came and went. During this time a prime minister was assassinated and another exiled.  1958 – 1968 First Military coup a

10 Benefits of Flaxseeds : Healthy Foods and Side Effects

Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are popular among vegans and vegetarians who want a non-animal source of Omega-3 fatty acids. However, everyone can benefit from adding flaxseeds into their diet. While flaxseed oil contains higher levels of Omega-3 than the seeds, the seeds actually have many more benefits than just the oil. Here are 10 health benefits of flaxseeds and flaxseed  1. Flaxseeds are a a great source of fiber and work as a natural laxative. They are a great way to keep things regular. 2. Flaxseed oil contains concentrated amounts of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fat. Vegetarians and vegans often use this as a substitute for fish oil, although there are differing opinions over whether the Omega-3 in flaxseed oil is as beneficial as that in fish oil. 3. Ground flaxseed has been shown to work just as well as statins in lowering cholesterol. 4. Flaxseeds are a good source of magnesium. 5. Flaxseeds contain high levels of lignans. Lignans may protect against e

Global civil society rejects REDD in climate law.

International Outcry against California’s Forest Offset Scam From Africa to the Amazon, from Chiapas to Siberia, global civil society is raising an international outcry to resoundingly reject California’s proposed forest offset scam called REDD, which would let climate criminals like Chevron and Shell off the hook, cause human rights abuses and worsen global warming. May 7, 2013, was the last day for public comments on the draft California REDD Offset Working Group recommendations regarding linking California’s cap-and-trade program with a program to supposedly reduce deforestation in Chiapas and Acre, Brazil.   California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB32, is posed to include REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), a false solution to climate change, whereby California polluters could use the forests of Chiapas, Mexico and the Brazilian Amazon as sponges for their pollution instead of reducing greenhouse emissions at home. California REDD i

Amazing Humor:English to Germany

he European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.  As part of the negotiations, the British Government c onceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English& quot;.  In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c" .. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k" . This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f" .. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.  In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.  Governments will

Reclaiming Activism.

World Peace Foundation   For most of my adult life I introduced myself as an “activist” first and a writer, researcher, or practitioner of humanitarian action or peacemaking second. Then, about seven or eight years ago, I became rather uncomfortable with the word. Not because I had diluted my personal commitment to working in solidarity with suffering and oppressed people, but because a group of people, in whose company I didn’t want to be, were claiming not only to be activists but to define “activism” itself. I am speaking of course about the policy lobbyists in Washington DC, also known as “designer activists,” who took on the role of promoting certain causes related to Africa, and who arrogated to themselves the privilege of defining these problems and identifying and pursuing ostensible solutions. It was no accident that those purported solutions placed the “activists” themselves at the center of the narrative, because many of them were Hollywood actors—or their hangers on—for w

Urgent Measures:Countering the radicalization of Kenya's youth: Alshabaab /Alqueda.

Countering the radicalization of Kenya's youth     NAIROBI, 6 May 2013 (IRIN) - Unemployment, poverty and political marginalization are contributing to the Islamic radicalization of Kenya's youth, a situation experts say must be addressed through economic empowerment and inclusive policies.   Youth unemployment is extremely high, as are levels of political disenchantment. An estimated 75 percent of out-of-school youths are unemployed, according to the US Agency for International Development (USAID) [  ].    "The unemployment crisis is a ticking bomb. Over 60 percent of the population is under 25. You cannot ignore that," said Yusuf Hassan, the Member of Parliament for Nairobi's largely Muslim Kamukunji Consitituency. "A huge and significant population is restless. And the gap between the rich and poor is getting wider."   "When access to resources is based on ethnic, cultural or religious cha

Bible Wealth Creation Verses.

Proverbs 10:4   ESV / 25 helpful votes A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 1 Timothy 6:17-18   ESV / 19 helpful votes As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, Proverbs 11:4   ESV / 19 helpful votes Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. Luke 16:13   ESV / 14 helpful votes No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Mark 8:36   ESV / 14 helpful votes For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? Proverbs 30:8-9   ESV / 14 helpful votes Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither