Monthly Archives: December 2012

US Navy Seals Commander who is famed for Osama Bin Laden death commits ‘Apparent Suicide’.

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US Navy Seal Commander Job W Price, Photograph: AP

In Hyderabad SEAL Team 4 Commanding Officer Job W. Price commited suicide. He and his team were famed for finding and then killing Osama bin Laden.

Commander. Job W. Price, 42, died Saturday, Dec. 22, of a “non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan”. He has left behind his wife and daughter.

A suicide of an Officer of this rank usually surrounds controversy by the media and also from critics of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, as the team was best known for killing Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 1, 2011.

At the time Price was in Afghanistan supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province. He was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit based in Virginia Beach. Price’s was also assigned the task of coordinating all of Team 4 missions.

SEAL Team 4 which price coordinated is among eight SEAL team which are deployed. SEAL Team 6 though is best known among them for uncovering and then killing Osama bin Laden.

A military official made a statement regarding the death and said, “appears to be the result of suicide”. The official spoke on the of status of ‘anonymity’ because the death is still being investigated.

Smith added: “As we mourn the loss and honour the memory of our fallen teammate, those he served with will continue to carry out the mission.”.

Read more here: US Navy Seal’s ‘apparent suicide’ in Afghanistan under investigation (Guardian, Dec 25, 2012):

 

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‘why do Journalist beat the drums of war regardless of the lies of governments?’

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A film with a powerful message that addresses the role of the media in repetitive wars like Iraq, Afghanistan and also tackles the question, “why do Journalist beat the drums of war regardless of the lies of governments ?”.

The War you don’t see is a master piece of Investigative Journalism. It focuses on the embedded journalism who are to put it in more simpler words actually, ‘In bed with the administration’. The film delves into the history of both embedded and independent Journalism and the role played in many wars since world war one to Japan and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the many invasions in particular Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq.

John Pilger says in the film: “We journalists… have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else’s country… That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is.

For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home… In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us… Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power”.

Pildger also brings into the context another war after the focus changes from Iraq and Afghanistan to Iran as a Nuclear weapons capability. We see this in present day 2012 (going on to 2013 in a couple of days) I find this to be a prediction a well-informed one by Pilder, who released this film in 2010. The drum is beating for another war hopefully we are more informed and this war does not occur.

This film is a great eye opener and also provides a rare insight into how the media

actually works. Pilger also interviews  politicians to the Editor and chief of ITV and also Julian Assange. A great example of investigative journalism.

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Instagram debucile summed up

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Instagram is again stuck in another  debacle, this time for their contract changes. It is a class action lawsuit filed on Friday by the Southern California-based Finkelstein and Krinsk law firm which calls on the federal court to ‘bar Instagram from changing the rules’.

Facebook (because Facebook own Instagram) announced that the complaint was “without merit.” [and]”We will fight it vigorously,”.

As a person that is an avid user of Instagram I would be honestly,  devastated to see the app removed from the market. It is a great app that  allows  people to document moments that are personal in the form of pictures so they can share them with friends and family. It is a great tool for aspiring photographers to get their work out there and connect with other users.

This app also always people to take pics let’s be honest that are good quality and you can also edit it and play around with it, as a teenager I can say that it is one of my most worn out apps metaphorically  speaking of course.

Furthermore, just last week Instagram was also in a debacle about,’ changes to the Instagram privacy policy and terms of services had included wording that allowed for people’s pictures to be used by advertisers at Instagram or Facebook worldwide,royalty-free’.

Instagram then changed their plans after an out cry over the new changes that would have been effective in January.

Instagram co-founder and chief Kevin Systrom commented on the situation in one of his blog posts he said,”I want to be really clear: Instagram has no intention of selling your photos, and we never did. We don’t own your photos, you do”.

As a user of Instagram my concern is warranted but nothing to get to worried about right?

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Our Broken world.

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Humans were born to manipulate,

in this world to stupidly create

A war against themselves called wholly

deception, which was never ordained just their perception

While you are young you’re trained for this cause, good self control answered with applause

Taught that you cannot both at once live,

as an adult and have bad motives

A child expects that they will see

that they were not trained ‘properly’ and of the outcome they will not be at shocked, and learn as a grown up your morals will be mocked

so your wrath; scorn, hatred,disagreement; arrogance and sarcasm

you hide them and in doing so revise your list of many ‘isms’

keep in mind adults are children who have learnt how to behave in public

Therefore, human behaviour can be completely angelic.

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Australian politics most funniest and polemic moments of 2012.

 

Since the year is nearly finished, I thought I might put together a list of 5 events that occurred this year that were either funny or controversial, That relates to Australian politics in general so after quite a bit of research this is what I have came up with.

 

 

1. Exhibit one: 30/5/12 Is titled, Run Abbott, Run, Run, Run.

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This happens to be the lovely moment when the  Opposition Leader Tony Abbott makes an attempt to flee the House of Representatives during a vote breaker. Another reason why  I think  that Australian political debates have turned into a  joke but lucky for us we got a free comedy show above all else.

 

Exhibit 2  : 9/10/12 Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist

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I have personally never ever heard of the word ‘misogyny’ in my years of living but Julia Gillard  has taught me a word that would never get me kicked of class because it doesn’t sound like ‘sexism’ but means the same. Another bonus is watching a politician squirm in his seat when he realises he’s in trouble.

 

Exhibit 3: Alan Jones targeting the prime minister.

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‘Julia Gillards father died of shame’ said by the none other then Alan Jones.

Alan Jones a radio broadcaster has always not been one to say nice words to the Prime minister, he caused controversy when he addressees some University students and said the following words .

“Last year, Jones said of Ms Gillard: “I’m putting her into a chaff bag and hoisting her into the Tasman Sea.”

 

“Jones has also claimed her behaviour in imposing the carbon price “borders on the treasonous”, and has agreed with one of his callers regarding Ms Gillard: “Yeah,that’s it. Bring back the guillotine!”(1)

 

 

Exhibit 4 : 4/10/12 The infamous text messages that toppled a speaker and became a polemic issue that will forever be in history.

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The only Thing I can say about this one is what a disgrace to Australian politics, they should left it private and sorted it out in cosed doors. But neverteless, this is one of the most talked about things in politics this year and I have found out that,” James Ashby will today lodge a fresh sexual harassment claim against former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper with Fair Work Australia – despite a Federal Court judge throwing out his case last week for being an abuse of the court’s process”.

If you want to read more then click here.

 

Picture of  Slipper from The Australian.com.au.

Exhibit 5: 5/12/12 Julia Gillard pronounces the ‘end of the world’.

The Prime minister decided to have a try at comedy. I applaud her for showing her critics that she does have a sense of humour, the She says, “she will always fight for us and closes by saying: “good luck to you all”. Oh and “at least this means I won’t have to do Q & A again”.

“When contacted, the Prime Minister’s office said: “What Australian doesn’t mind a laugh from time to time? Anyway, the world’s going to end tomorrow so shouldn’t you be writing about that?”(2) to watch the official video click here.

 
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So this wraps up the list on the most controversial or in some cases, The funniest moments in Australian politics for 2012 .Hope you enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what the next political year to come brings, thats if we do survive.

 

 

(1)http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/gillards-father-died-of-shame-alan-jones-20120929-26soa.html

(2)http://www.news.com.au/features/mayan-apocalypse-2012/julia-gillard-the-end-of-the-world-is-coming/story-fngjq0bi-1226531023530

 

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‘Ingratiating poetry wrapped in eloquence’.

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“when they displayed Scheherazade in the third dress and the fourth and the fifth, and she became as she were a ban branch snell or a thirsting gazelle, lovely of face and perfect in attributes of grace, even as saith of her one in these couplets:

She comes like fullest moon on happy night,
                    Taper of waist with shape of magic might.
                    She hath an eye whose glances quell mankind,
                    And ruby on her cheeks reflects his light.
                    Enveils her hips the blackness of her hair-
                    Beware of curls that bite with viper bite!
                    Her sides are silken-soft, that while the heart
                    Mere rock behind that surface ‘scapes our sight.
                    From the fringed curtains of her eyne she shoots
                    Shafts that at furthest range on mark alight”.

 

This piece of poetry even though I am not a romantic of any sought . I appreciate it because of the flow its depth and  also the way the words are manipulated  by the author so the reader feels like they are their in that moment with the characters. I am quite fond of this particular stanza of the Arabian Nights. Truly fascinating.

 

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‘excessively liberated’.

 

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In this day and age everything is moving fast

As I contemplate the society I live in, I start to understand the task

for I have came to understand that a lesson learnt is not always learnt.

Forgive me for my naiveness but this is underscored by societies discrimination

because in every genius we see pieces of neglected thoughts

I surrender.

But only because I am rendered

and society has left me disabled

because they treat me as a child

it brings up vile every time I think of it

because all great thoughts originate form the youth.

But we are to ‘liberated’ and too young to understand our foolishness.

If only society understood I am capable of giving as much as any middle-aged person

but what is age but a number?

But to tell you the truth we are society, and I will walk defiantly.

B.S (C) 2012

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A MUST WATCH VIDEO ON THE SITUATION IN PALESTINE TODAY

Apartheid in the 21st century and many more human rights violation.

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The following video is an articulate review of the rights and grievances of Palestinians living in Israel and in the Palestinian lands occupied by Israel.
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Roger Waters, speaking on behalf of the Russell Tribunal, delivers a very nicely put speech in front of delegates on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This day also marks an important development in the Palestinians’ bid to statehood as they are now recognized as a non-member observer state. Hopefully the world sees both sides of the story and that both conflicting parties go into negotiations towards a two-state peaceful solution and put an end this long and dragged out conflict. Enough is enough!
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Your parallel future.

 

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When the hour will strike suddenly and our life flashes before our eyes,

And we lose something called ability and no longer can change our lives,

In that state where we’re reminded of our purpose,

Which we were ordered to fulfil before we’re corpses,

After all life was a bit of a flexible test,

And we are as powerful as defenders of an anthill nest,

We forget the reason we were put on this earth, and instead focus on our survival.

To reach true success you must prepare for the future, yet we forget the rest

Why don’t we practice what we preach in the other world, and not limit it only to this one.

After all we need to focus on our future, to achieve any actual outcome.

We do business like immortals and dwell in our success, and as we age we’re mortals young at heart and powerless.

Then what was the logical reason for all those years, you did countless jobs and shed many tears.

At least after reaching your goals did you not think, to complete my journey I feel there is a missing link.

As humans we must never have a time, which we feel we are ready to die.

Remember you are a creation and be grateful for what you have achieved, and ask forgiveness for all those you have deceived.

 

So before your eyes as your life will flash, and it becomes suddenly worthless all that cash.

You’ll peacefully go knowing you worked hard for your destination, and you have left your own mark your own creation.

Life will hold onto you and not vice versa, jealous you’ve also succeeded in your parallel future.

F.A.A(C)2012

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Human resistance a polemic issue.

Human resistance a polemic issue.

Everyone should consider these words, not many people know their rights as humans or as countrymen and women weather this is due to lack of education or other reasons. I do not know, but what this man has said I hold it to be true.We should all know our rights resisting a government that is both oppressive and a regime is not illegal nor is the Palestinians and egyptians that are fighting for their human rights illegal or wrong so let us all not be ignorant, to what people say let us be  independent of biasses

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