Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. In the Middle Ages when the feudal lords who inhabited the castles whose towers may still be seen along the Rhine concluded to enlarge their domains, to increase their power, their prestige and their wealth they declared war upon one another. But they themselves did [...]
Welcome to the Papua New Guinea Gossip Newsletter -- 16th August 2005
On Line Opinion - Australia's free Internet journal of social and political opinion.
A foiled suicide bombing brings out three media myths on Palestinian terror
Attempted suicide bomber Wafa al-Bas
Yesterday (June 20), a Palestinian woman took advantage of a humanitarian medical clearance to attempt a suicide bombing of an Israeli hospital. Israeli security caught Wafa al-Bas at a Gaza checkpoint and safely detonated the explosives that had been tied to her undergarments.
1) SUICIDE TERROR: ASPIRATION, NOT DESPERATION
2) IMPORTANCE OF ISRAELI CHECKPOINTS
3) PA EMBRACING, NOT STOPPING TERRORISTS
News items from missionaries working in the UNITED STATES, KENYA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA and THE INTERNET
What is the Queensland Department of Child Safety?
...And to what extent do they carry out their vision of creating, "confident children and young people who are safe and valued...?"
Kens Comment: Well! What about you and your cronies come clean, mate. Beattie, you are a product of a broken home yourself and all have been told how child abuse is ongoing amongst victims. Want to step up and take me on ... or are you going to hide behind legislation that is supposed to prevent people from suing you for ongoing system child abuse? Look carefully at the Act, then tell me where the judicial relief provision is hidden, MATE. All these children have been stolen because your Act is illegal, mate.
Read on, for a kids-eye view of the QLD Dept. of Child Safety...
From the Mouth of Babe's, Part I
Monday, 18 April 2005
Dear Mr. Peter Beattie,
I am eight years old and have been forced to go to unusual measures to get your attention and ask you to perform your duty of care towards the charges of my home state, Queensland. What has happened to my family and I must not happen to any other family in your charge and under your duty of care.
Feature article 1
Domestic Violence Distortions Conceal Culture of Male Hatred.
By Mark Charalambous
Feature article 2
The Counterfeit Marriage Movement, II - Why Promise Keepers Collapsed
By David R.Usher
* Female sexual abuse hidden
* Student sex: teacher avoids jail
* Kids in the Crossfire
* A matter of humour
News Items - Overseas:
* England: Teenage girls just want to marry and stay home
* England: More men stay home with parents
* UN: New gender guidelines through peacekeeping
* Spain: New anti- male law
* USA: Woman, 29, accused of sex with 8 year old boy
* USA: Father Facts: Top Ten Father Facts
Action corner: Contact Gloria Jeans
--Yesh Gvul scoring a point in court
--B'Tselem: IDF destroys homes of innocent Palestinians
--Future leaders - Gush Shalom advocating prisoners release
--The ongoing Palestinian olive harvest
--Nearly forgotten, but also ongoing: the building of and struggle against the Wall
--Vanunu released from house arrest
--Democracy - the new excuse
--Farewell Arafat - by Mahmoud Darwish
--Reshaping history - by Noam Chomsky
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Here follow excerpts from & links to:
* articles of Israeli and Palestinian peace seekers
* international experts.
This week no chronicle of actions.