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The Future of Electric Vehicles

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 17, 2012

1.) Ford thinks hybrids will beat electric cars. Electric cars are clean and high-tech and seem like they should be the future, many say. But while visionaries and gadget-geeks alike clamor for more automotive electrification, the big global auto manufacturers continue to hedge their bets, with Ford the latest to join the chorus of concern.

2.) As battery prices drop, will electric cars finally catch on? At the moment, Americans aren’t exactly dashing out to dealerships to buy electric cars. The plug-in Nissan Leaf, which runs 75 miles on a single charge, has seen sales plummet since June 2011.

3.) Group aims to develop electric cars for Singapore. A Singapore-based investment holding firm led by a Chinese entrepreneur announced an ambitious plan on Saturday to develop and market electric vehicles from the city state.

4.) 10 electric cars you can buy this year. [Gallery]

5.) The extra mile: Solar car charger panel tracks sun. The summer of 2012 has been scorching hot. The heat at times has been practically unbearable. There is one advantage to the rays emitting from the sun these days: free energy for electric vehicles.



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Infant Death Reports After DTP Vaccination in Africa

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 17, 2012

DTP Vaccine = Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine

Anumber of observational studies have suggested that many female infants in Africa below 12-months of age die after the “non-specific” effects of vaccination with dphtheria-tetanus toxoids and killed (whole-cell) Bordetella pertussis (DTwP).

According to a recent Danish study published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine:

A number of mainly observational studies suggest that many African females below the age of one year die each year from the nonspecific effects of vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus toxoids and killed (whole-cell) Bordetella pertussis (DTwP). In contrast, similar studies suggest that many African females and males may have their lives saved each year by the nonspecific immunological benefits of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination. From an immunological point of view, we hypothesise that the adverse effects of DTwP vaccine may occur because of the Th2-polarising effect of the aluminium phosphate adjuvant in the vaccine and because intramuscular administration of the vaccine may cause chronic inflammation at the site of injection. However, the Th1-polarising effect of BCG is likely to be beneficial. Sexual dimorphism affecting immune functions and vitamin A supplementation may influence both the deleterious and beneficial nonspecific effects of immunisation.


German Study Says Condoms Contain Cancer-causing Chemical

The Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Institute in Stuttgart said on Friday it had found the carcinogen N-Nitrosamine in 29 of 32 types of condoms it tested in simulated conditions.

The condoms, which were kept in a solution with artificial sweat, exuded huge amounts of cancer-causing N-Nitrosamine from its rubber coating. Researchers measured amounts of N-Nitrosamine, that were way above the prescribed limits for other rubber products such as baby pacifiers.

N-Nitrosamine is one of the most carcinogenic substances,” the study’s authors said. “There is a pressing need for manufacturers to tackle this problem.”

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Italian Court Officially Claims Vaccines Cause Autism

MMR Vaccine = Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine

Many parents don’t think twice about taking their children in for routine vaccinations, as they are an integral and heavily promoted part of the conventional medical system. But this decision has had life altering, and sometimes life-ending, ramifications for more children than you might expect.

There are vaccines that historically have been associated with more side effects than others, and the combination measles, mumps and rubella vaccine – MMR shot – is one of those.

Valentino Bocca was given an MMR shot in 2004, at the age of 15 months. According to his parents, the change in his behavior was immediate. That same night he refused to eat, and he developed diarrhea during the night. It quickly went downhill from there. Within days he was no longer able to put a spoon to his mouth, and he spent nights crying in pain. His parents immediately suspected the vaccination, but were told this was “impossible.” Valentino progressively regressed, and received the diagnosis of autism a year later.

In the final analysis, the Italian Health Ministry disagreed with the initial conclusion of the pediatrician, conceding that the vaccine was at fault.

As a result, a court in Rimini, Italy recently awarded the Bocca family a 15-year annuity totaling 174,000 Euros (just under $220,000), plus reimbursement for court costs, ruling that Valentino “has been damaged by irreversible complications due to vaccination (prophylaxis trivalent MMR)i.” According to a featured article in the UK newspaper, The Independentii, about 100 similar cases are now being examined by Italian lawyers, and more cases may be brought to court.

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South Africa: Somalis Kill 14 Ethiopian Christians

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 16, 2012

My Note: There are over 200.000 Somalis in Addis Abeba alone.

Elite cops are investigating claims that terror group al-Shabaab is behind the murders of 14 Christians in the Western Cape.

The killings occurred within a 10-month period across the province, from Mossel Bay to Philippi, Macassar and Paarl.

All of the victims were Ethiopian Christians living here and the murders were initially thought to be random xenophobic attacks on foreigners.

The latest of these is a shop owner who was gunned down in Philippi last Friday.

But police are now investigating new evidence that the killings have been carried out by Somalia-based Al-Shabaab.

It is the first time there has been any suggestion that Al-Shabaab – which has links to Al-Qaeda – is operating in South Africa.

Authorities were made aware of the link to the Cape killings when a Christian bishop, also a former police inspector, noticed a distinct pattern in the murders.

The bishop – who does not want to be identified out of fear that he may be targeted – has sent three letters to President Jacob Zuma highlighting his concerns.

In one letter – seen by the Daily Voice – the bishop states: “Since September, seven of my Ethiopian Community have been shot, of which two have died and five seriously wounded… these are in fact acts of members of Al-Shabaab.

Al Qaeda affiliates operating undercover by Somalis pretending to be normal refugees… the motive appears to be to try and drive out Ethiopian shop owners.”

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Egypt: Anti-Clinton Protesters Chant ‘Monica’

Prominent Christian Egyptians snubbed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday because they feel the U.S. administration favors Islamist parties over secular and liberal forces in society at the expense of Egypt’s 8 million Christians.

Coptic Christian businessman and politician Naguib Sawiris and three other Coptic politicians said in a statement they were objecting to Clinton’s policies in solidarity with the mainstream Egyptian.

They also said that since the revolution, the U.S. administration and Clinton have paid many visits in support of Islamic political currents in society while ignoring other civil movements.

The four prominent Copts consider the meeting with the Islamist parties a form of external pressure to push the Islamists to power and ignore other civil movements. They blamed the U.S. for even showing a preference for an Islamist presidential candidate.

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Abortion is ‘Directly Linked to Porn’: Anti-Porn Crusader

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 14, 2012

Agroup of men campaigning against what they call the “pandemic” of pornography say that their fight is “directly linked” to the fight against abortion.

We see the fight against pornography as part of the battle against abortion,” Mark Houck, co-founder of The King’s Men, told LifeSiteNews.

The King’s Men, founded in 2006, trains men of all ages through retreats, formation programs, and accountability groups to engage in “noble battles” by becoming “leaders, protectors, and providers”. They are trained to fight in what Houck calls the “key battlefields” of “abortion, pornography, and the defense of traditional marriage.”

Houck is convinced that there is a causal link between a culture saturated with pornography and the more than 54 million abortions in the USA since Roe v. Wade made the procedure legal in 1973.

The majority of abortions are committed on women in relationships outside of the context of marriage,” he said, pointing out that the porn industry has fueled such behavior by separating the pleasure of sexual activity from the “free-faithful-fruitful-total context of spousal love”.

These women who become pregnant and then abort are typically over-sexualized by a variety of things, whether it’s through messages in movies, television, or the culture of porn that surrounds them.”

Houck said that one has only to follow the “story of the sexual revolution” to discover the link between high abortion rates and a culture dominated by pornography.

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Injected Contraceptive Increases AIDS Risk for African Women

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 14, 2012

My Note: This is indeed a very disturbing issue. Another medical experimentation on Africans? This warning was first given back in 2004. Read it here. A study was published later in the Lancet (2011) and subsequently reported in the New York Times, sent a wave of anxiety through the global health protection community with the claim that HIV-negative women might face a two-fold increased risk of acquiring the infection from their HIV-positive partners, and that HIV-positive women could have a two-fold increased risk of passing it on to the non-infected partners. The issue has enormous implications given the wide-scale use of injected hormonal contraception in areas of high HIV prevalence.

How many sisters and mothers have already been infected? How many of them perished? Egziabher, the Lord knows! Are Africans Promiscuous Unto Death? Read it here.

Using contraceptive injections could make women twice as likely to contract HIV, claim scientists.

They also increase the chances of male partners becoming infected, according to the study by researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle in the U.S.

Their results came from tracking nearly 4,000 couples for 18 months in seven African countries.

In most instances the women taking part were using DMPA – Depo-Provera, which is a popular injectable contraception in sub-Saharan Africa. (The pharma giant, Pfizer, makes Depo-Provera)

Either the man or woman in each couple had HIV – the Aids-causing virus.

The researchers noted which people used contraceptives and the rates at which the other member of the couple became HIV-positive.

Their results, published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, show that women who used hormone-based contraceptive injections were twice as likely to contract and subsequently transmit HIV, as those who didn’t.

The researchers suspect that the contraceptive is altering vaginal tissue in a way that’s increasing the possibility of HIV transmission.

The authors of the study admit that it is not 100 per cent reliable as it relied on those taking part telling the truth about their contraception use.

Nevertheless, it has been seen by experts as a cause for alarm, given the sheer number of women in Africa that use injectable contraception.

Because it only has to be taken once every month, it is very popular.

Around six per cent of all women between 15and 49 in sub-Saharan Africa rely on it – that’s a headcount of around 12million.

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Anti-Circumcision Agenda: የተፀነሱትን ይገድላሉ – ግርዘትን ግን ይወነጅላሉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 12, 2012

 በአይሁድና ክርስትና እምነቶች ላይ የሚካሄደው ጦርነት – የ4ሺህ ዓመት መለኮታዊ ሥርዓት ላይ የተመዘዘው ሳንጃ

በዓለ ግርዘትመሢሑ ሕፃን ከቅድስት ድንግል ማርያም በቤተልሔም በበረት ከተወልደ በኋላ ስምንት ቀንም በተፈጸመ ጊዜ ሕፃኑን ሊገዝሩት ወሰዱት ስሙኑም ገና በማሕፀን ሳይፀነስ አስቀድሞ መልአኩ እንደሰየመው ኢየሱስ አሉት።‘” በሚለው የወንጌላዊው ቃል መሠረት፤ በ፰ኛው (8ኛው) ቀን ፡ ኢየሱስተብሎ የኪዳነ አብርሃምን ሥርዓት የፈጸሙበትን ዕለት በማስታወስ የምናከብረው በዓል ነው፤ እርሱም በዓለ ግርዘተ ኢየሱስተብሎ በጥር ፮ ቀን ይክበራል። [ሉቃ.፪፥፳፩]። ንቡረ እድ ኤርምያስ ወልደ ኢየሱስ መስከረም ፰ ነው የሚከበረው ይላሉ። የክርስቶስ ልደት መስከረም ፩ ነው የሚል ፅንሰሃሳብ ስላላቸው።

እኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን ይህን በዓል የምናከብረው የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን ግርዘት ለማስታወስ ብቻ ሳይሆን ሥርዓቱን ቀድሞም በኪዳነ ልቦና ማለትም ከአብርሃም በፊት በኖርንበት አምልኮተ እግዚአብሔር ስንፈጽመው የቆየን ኋላም በኪዳነ ኦሪቱ በአብርሃም በመጨረሻም በኪዳነ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ምክንያት ያንኑ ጥንታዊ ሥርዓታችንን አጽንተን የቀጠልን መሆናችንን ለማረጋገጥ ጭምር ነው። በዚህም እየራሳችን በቅዱሱ ኪዳን ጸጋ በነፍስ የሃይማኖትን ግርዘት፡ በሥጋም የምግባርን ግርዘትን ተቀብለን በመንፈስ ቅዱስ አማናዊውን የእግዚአብሔር ልጅነትን ክብር የተቀዳጀን መሆናችንን እናዘክርበታለን።

እኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን፡ ልክ እንደ አይሁዳውያን፡ ላለፉት 4ሺህ ዓመታት ያለማቋረጥ ወንዶች ሕፃናትን ከተወለዱ ከ8 ቀናት በኋላ እንዲገረዙ እናደርጋለን። ይህን ቅዱስ አይሁደክርስቲያናዊ ሥርዓት የተቀረው የክርስቲያን ዓለም አልተከተለውም። ሙስሊሞችም ይህን ስነሥርዓት ከኛ ወስደው ሕፃናቶቻቸውን ከ 4 – 14 ባለው እድሜአቸው ይገርዛሉ። ግን ይህን አስመልክቶ በትውፊት ከአይሁዶችና ክርስቲያኖች ያገኙት እንጂ በቁራናቸው የተገለጸ ነገር የለም፤ ነብያቸውንም ተገርዞ ነው የተወለደው ነው የሚሉት።

የአውሮፓ ክርስቲያኖችም መጽሐፍ ቅዱሳዊ የሆነ የግርዘትን ሥርዓት አይከተሉም፡ ነገር ግን በተውፊት ስላገኙት ከ10 – 15% ብቻ የሚሆኑት አውሮፓውያን ወንዶች ተገርዘዋል፡ ይህም በጎልማሳ እድሜቸው። 75% የሚሆኑት አሜሪካውያን ተገርዘዋል። በብዛት ግን አይሁዳውያንና አፍሪካውያን ናቸው የሚገረዙት።

ግርዘት ሥጋዊና መንፈሳዊ ተልዕኮ ያለው ሥርዓት ስለሆነ፡ በሥጋ የተወለዱትና ለሥጋ ብቻ የሚኖሩት፡ ለኃጢአትና ለሞት የተዳረጉት ሉሲፈራውያኑ የሰው ልጆች፡ በአሁኑ ጊዜ ጦራቸውን በመምዘዝ ግርዘትን በመዋጋት ላይ ናቸው።

ጀርመን አገር በኮሎኝ ከተማ የሚገኝ አንድ ፍርድ ቤት ከጥቂት ቀናት በፊት ግርዘት ወንጀል ነው፡ በሕፃናት ላይ የሚሰነዘር ጥቃት ነው፡ ሕፃናት ያለፈቃዳቸውሲገረዙ ለሥጋዊና ሥነ ልቦናዊ ቀውስ ይጋለጣሉ፡ ስለዚህ ሕፃናትን የሚገርዙ ወላጆች በፌደራል ሕግ መሠረት ይቀጣሉ የሚል ሕግ አስተላለፈ። እዚህች ይመልከቱ ። በታሪክ ተመሳሳይ የሆነ ፍርድ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ተሰጥቶ የነበረው በአምባገነናዊው የናዚ ዘመን ነበር። አንዳንድ የስካንዲኔቪያ አገሮችም እስካሁን ድረስ እንደከለከሉ ናቸው።

ይህን መሠረተቢስና አሳፋሪ የሆነ ድርጊት በሥራ ላይ ለማዋል፡ እንደሁልጊዜው የሚጠቀሙት ሙስሊሞችን ነው። ወደ አገሮቻቸው ሙስሊሞችን በብዛት ያጎረፉበት አንዱ ምክኒያትም የአይሁድክርስቲያናዊውን ሥልጣኔ ከሥር መሠረቱ ነቃቅሎ ለማጥፋት የሺህ ዘመን ዕቅድ ስላላቸው ነው።

በአውሮፓ ግርዘትን እንደ ዋና የኃይማኖታቸው ምሰሶ አድርገው የሚወስዱት አይሁዶች ብቻ ናቸው። ያልተገረዘ አይሁድ አይሁድ ሊባል አይችልም! ታች ያለው እንግሊዛዊ ጽሑፍ ላይ እንደተቀመጠው፤ ከጥቂት ቀናት በፊት በኮሎኝ ከተማ አንድ 4 ዓመት እድሜ የሞላው ሙስሊም በሚገዘርበት ወቅት ብዙ ደም ፈስሶት ጤንነቱ ተቃውሷል የሚል ምክኒያት በመስጠት የከተማዋ ፍርድ ቤት ይህን ጸረግርዘት ሕግ አጸደቀ። ይህን አስመልክቶ በዜና ማሰራጫዎች ከፍተኛ ውይይት በመካሄድ ላይ ይገኛል፤ 2/3 የሚሆኑት ጀርመናውያንም ግርዘትን ያወግዛሉ፤ የተላለፈውንም ሕግ ይደግፋሉ።

ምንም እንኳን ኮሎኝ የካቶሊኮች ከተማ ብትሆንም፤ ላለፉት 20/30 ዓመታት የአውሮፓ ሰዶማውያን ዋና ከሆኑት ከተሞች መካከል አንዷ ለመሆን በቅታለች። የፕሮቴስታንታዊው እንቅስቃሴ፤ ቅዱሳንን በማግለል፣ ቅዱሳዊ ሥርዓቶችን በመተው እንዲሁም ቅዱሳን ምስሎችና ምልክቶች በተከታዮቹ ዘንድ ተቀባይነት እንዳያገኙ ካደረገ በኋላ አውሮፓዊውን ለነፍሳዊና መንፈሳዊ ድክመት አጋለጠው። አሁን ደግሞ ለስጋዊው ድክመት በመጋለጥ ላይ ይገኛል። ግርዘትም ቁልፍ የሆነ ሚና እንደሚጫወት ተደርሶበታል።

ሰዶማዊነትን ወደ አፍሪካ ለማሰራጨት የሚካሄደው ዓይን ያወጣ እንቅስቃሴ ምን እንደሚመስል ለማወቅ እዚህች ላይ ይመልከቱ

ከዚህ ፀረግርዘት እንቅስቃሴ ጀርባ፤ ሰዶማውያን፤ ኢዓማንያን እና ጂሃዲስቶች ቆመዋል። እንዴት ጂሃዲስቶች? ብለን እንጠይቅ ይሆናል። አዎ! ምክኒያቱም፤ በእስልምና አንድ ልጅ 14 ዓመት እድሜ ሲሞላው ሊገዘር ስለሚችል፤ ቁራንም ስለ ግርዘት ስለማይናገር፤ ግርዘት በተለይ ለአይሁዳውያን ትልቅ ትርጉም ስላለው ነው። ኢዓማንያኑንና ሰዶማውያንን የሚወክሉት የፍርድ ሊቆች፡ ጠበቃዎችና ፖለቲከኞች የሚሉትም፡ ሕፃኑ 14 ዓመት ዕድሜ ሲሞለው ነው መገረዝ አለበት ነው። አሁን አይሁዳውያንና እስላሞች አንድ ላይ ሆነው የፍርድ ቤቱን ውሳኔ በመቃወማቸው ሁለቱም ተበዳዮች/ተጠቂዎች እንደሆኑ አድርገን ልንወስድ እንችል ይሆናል፤ ነገር ግን ይህ ትልቅ ስህተት ነው። ለአይሁዳውያኑ፡ ግርዘት፡ በምንም ዓይነት ለድርድር የሚቀርብ ጉዳይ ስላልሆን ለወንጀል የሚያበቃቸው ከሆነ አውሮፓን ለቅቀው ይወጣሉ፤ ከስካንዲኔቪያ ቀስበቀስ በመውጣት ላይ ናቸው(እስላሞች በሚያደርጉባቸው ጥቃቶች ሳቢያ)። በተፈጥሮዊው አካባቢአችን ንቦች እየጠፉ የሚሄዱ ከሆነ በዙሪያችን የተበላሸ ነገር እንዳለ፤ አደጋ እየመጣብን እንደሆነ እንረዳለን፤ በማሕበረሰብም ደረጃ በአውሮፓ አይሁዳውያን ለዘመናት ከሚኖሩቧቸው ቦታዎች የሚፈናቀሉ ከሆነ አስከፊ ጊዜ፡ ተመሳሳይ አደጋ እየመጣ እንደሆነ መገንዘብ ይኖርብናል።

ነፃ የወጡ የሳይንስ ሰዎች ግርዘት ከብዙ በሽታዎች (ኤይድስን ጨምሮ)እንደሚከላከል በግልጽ ይናገራሉ። እዚህች ይጫኑ

የሦስቱ ሉሲፈራውያን (ሰዶማውያን፤ ኢዓማንያን፤ ጂሃዲስቶች)ተልዕኮ በዚህ ብቻ አይገታም። ተከታዩ ትኩረታቸው ጥምቀትላይ ይሆናል፤ አዎ! የክርስቲያን ህፃናት ጥምቀት ላይ። ሕፃናት ያለፈቃዳቸው መጠመቅ የለባቸውምየሚል መፈክር በቅርቡ ይዘው እንደሚመጡ አንጠራጠር። የዓብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ደወሎች ለማስከልከልም በመንቀሳቀስ ላይ ናቸው።

Anti – Circumcision Lobby Groups

There are several of these and their membership is drawn from a wide spectrum of society. They got started in the late60s/early 70s after an article by a Dr Foley in a lay alternative magazine, Fact, in 1966. One of the largest is ‘NOCIRC’, founded in 1979 by Marilyn Milos, in San Rafael, California, with 100 branches having now been spawned worldwide. These minority lobby groups use distortions, anecdotes and testimonials to try to influence professional and legislative bodies and the public.

They attempt to intimidate doctors, even mounting lawsuits that are inevitably thrown out of court. It has even been suggested that anti-circumcision groups should really be regarded as a cult devoted to worship of the foreskin – the parallels are obvious to any observer.

Essential tenets of the cult are that the foreskin is infallible and must be strongly defended. Nature makes no mistakes; therefore all parts of the body are perfect in design. Hence newborn circumcision is inherently wrong.

Moreover, they falsely assert that it is equivalent to female genital mutilation and is a violation of human rights. Unlike science, which is based on a utilitarian, meta-ethical analysis, the arguments of the anti-circs start from a deontological (moral absolutionist) position, thus prohibiting any compromise.

Any research that disagrees with their position is deemed flawed. References to support their claims are deceptive and they use statistical games to discredit good peer-reviewed scientific studies. They also claim that doctors who carry out circumcision do so as part of an “industry” with profit as the only motive. Another claim, contrary to scientific data, is that circumcised men are sexually and psychologically damaged and don’t realize it or are in denial.

Those who are successfully duped into believing that any sexual problems they might have stem from their circumcision are advised to contact the anti-circ groups, thus perpetuating the cult and increasing its membership.

This is not to say that all claims made by anti-circ groups are invalid. Rather, given the cult-like devotion of anti-circ groups to their cause, any claims made by anti-circ groups should be thoroughly verified by independently examining the empirical research findings. As the scientific evidence documenting benefits has mounted, the campaigning by such groups has become more vitriolic.

They have become increasingly desperate and outrageous as the medical literature has documented the benefits. To say that circumcision is equivalent to female genital mutilation is really saying that it is the same as cutting off the penis! This is clearly absurd. The American people are becoming more and more informed about new medical findings and are responding accordingly. The efforts of NOCIRC are proving increasingly futile in the USA.

One only has to do a search on the World Wide Web to read the statements from this group and others like it and any intelligent person can quickly make up their own mind about the quality of their material and the message they are trying to promulgate.

Some of these people mean well and some are intelligent, but lack a broad perspective. Others have more sinister motives (see below). Dr Schoen also noted that when Chairman of the Task Force his committee was bombarded with inaccurate and misleading communications from these groups.

The Symposia they hold comprise entirely anti-circ activists, except when Dr Wiswell attended a few years ago, and only their anti-circ material is presented. At the international NOCIRC conference in 2000 in Sydney there were in fact very few participants, reflecting the minority they constitute, and they were largely ignored by the news media they clamoured for the attention of.

Nevertheless these few people try to make a big noise to be heard over the consensus of medical opinion and common sense.

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ልጆቻችንን በሥርዓቱ አናስገርዝ!


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They All Hate Africa

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 11, 2012

Russia’s global television news network, “RT” – which is the second most-watched foreign news channel in the United States after the BBC – like most of the mainstream media outlets elsewhere — brings seldom Africa-relevant themes in its 24-hour service program. If it brings, it is either to hammer the United States hard or to demonstrate the insignificance of the African continent in world affairs. The station also intoxicated with the craziness of the Middle East.

The current affairs debate program, “Cross-Talk” is hosted by a biased, left-wing, anti-Israel and self-hating American journalist, Peter Lavelle.

This particular program from July 9, 2012 on African matters is supposed to include African guests, but no African was invited. They say, “the African Union” is incapable of doing somethin positive. But, the reality is, with all the means’ that are available to it, with all the existing problems and tough challenges its enemies present, the AU is doing a relatively decent job in tackling the continents diverse problems. African peacekeepers are all over the continent trying to pacify hotspots like Somalia, Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Congo.

Whereas, the Muslim world, even with the presence of passionate Western administrators, experts, advisers and babysitters (Iraq, Afghanistan,Egypt), with the flow of trillions of dollars, with the degree of attention they are given by the medias, they are still unable to move forward, in the contrary, they blame and demonize those who give them help, and continue killing each other playing the victimhood card. Even the 67-year old tool of Arab imperialism, the Arab League is not capable of taking the Syrian situation in its own hands. In fact, the league wants the West to do the dirty job for them. And the world community whines with them why the West is not helping while they are killing each other. Isn’t it ironic, the African, Mr. Kofi Annan, a former U.N. Chief, who let the Tutsis of Rwanda genocidally murdered back in 1994, is serving tirelessly as a special envoy to Syria for the United Nations and the Arab League.

Look how they all show their contempt for Africa, ignorance and disinterest towards its people. “Why should America care for Africa?”, they ask, rhetorically. Compare how emotional and passionate they get, including the moderator, whenever they discuss matters on Syria, Iraq, Egypt or on the so-called Palestinians.


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Mediterranean: Africans Swimming in the Sea of Death

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 11, 2012

They do this to Africans simply because they want and can!

While the world leaders express their heart-warm congratulations to Libyans on their “historic election” hundreds of Africans are dying in the Mediterranean sea – in the busiest seaway in the world — ignored by passing ships and planes, ignored by the world community.

Mind you, the duty to assist persons in distress at sea is a long-established rule of customary international law. The SAR and SOLAS Conventions were amended to impose for the first time an obligation on States to ‘cooperate and coordinate’ to ensure that ships’ masters are allowed to disembark rescued persons to a place of safety, irrespective of the nationality or status of those rescued, and with minimal disruption to the ship’s planned itinerary

There are a number of States, which are under the above-mentioned obligations. First, the coastal State, in whose SAR zone the vessel was in distress, was under an obligation to coordinate the search and rescue operation and to ensure that a ‘place of safety’ is provided for these persons. The exact limits between the SAR zone of Libya and Italy are not known to the author; however, both States are parties to LOSC, SOLAS and SAR Conventions and apparently they might incur responsibility for their omission to provide assistance to the vessel in distress

Well, they seem to prefer rescuing a stranded penguin to an African

As the so-called “Arab Spring” gave power to the Islamists and their surrogates, thousands of minorities have become the targets of ethnic cleansing throughout North Africa. Off the coast of North Africa, boatloads of people have been streaming out of North Africa, desperately fleeing across the Mediterranean to seek non-Muslim landing spots in Europe.

It is obvious that most of these refugees are blacks. Are they black Muslims? Are they black non-Muslims? Are they trying to flee racism and oppression in the ‘lands’ of the Muslim. It is very shameful, a tragedy that nobody seems to care enough to deal with these questions. These refugees pay thousands of dollars to the Arab ‘boat-dispatchers’ / traffickers to seat on those boats, and I am sure some of them could even afford to have cellphones or barometers to take them on board.

Despite that, at least 1 500 African refugees are known to have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in 2011

Europe haunted by fear of African refugees?

According to UNHCR report, an estimated 441,300 asylum claims were recorded in industrialized nations for the year 2011. The number of asylum claims received across all industrialized countries is still smaller than the population of Dadaab, a single refugee camp for Somali refugees in north-east Kenya. The Somali refugee population at Dollo Ado camps in Ethiopia exceeds 150.000, and the capital, Addis Abeba alone accommodates over 200.000 Somalis.

And the country with the highest number of asylum applications in the world is not a European, North American, or Australasian country, but South Africa (not covered by the report), which saw 107,000 claims between January and December 2011.

The world upside down

Peaceful, but desperate Africans who neither terrorize nor kill Europeans are used as scarecrows so that other Africans don’t attempt to come to Europe. Ungrateful, aggressive and murderous and Arabs and Afghans who scare and terrorize Westerners at will are fed with a silver spoon in their own countries, and invited to come to Europe in their thousands. The Fear-factor shaping the way of life rich nations? Or are they showing their powerlessness by killing the voiceless weak, while accommodating terrorists?

Just last week, major donors of the West have offered $16-billion in development aid for Afghanistan (please read the comments here)

The country of origin of the largest number of claimants was Afghanistan, with a 34 per cent increase over 2010 to 35,700. followed by Iraq (23,500).

54 Migrants Die of Thirst in Boat Tragedy off Tunisia

It is with great sadness that UNHCR received the news that 54 people perished attempting the sea journey from Libya to Italy. According to the sole survivor, an Eritrean man, 55 people boarded the boat in Libya in late June. He reported that all the other passengers died of dehydration during a 15 day ordeal.

“This is a tragedy,” said T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees. “Fifty four people have lost their lives.”

Fishermen found the survivor off the Tunisian coast last night. They alerted the Tunisian Coast Guard who rescued the man. He was immediately taken to Zarzis hospital where he is being treated for dehydration and exposure.

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It’s Eugenic – Ethiopia Please Don’t Ratify The Maputo Protocol

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 8, 2012

The Maputo Protocol was originally adopted by the “Assembly of the African Union” in Maputo, Mozambique on July 11, 2003. The official document is titled “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.”

The Maputo Protocol is a treaty instrument that is binding on all countries that ratify it. It went into effect in November 2005, after the minimum 15 of the 53 African Union member countries ratified it. As of June 2007, according to the African Union, 43 nations had signed it and 21 had formally ratified it: (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Libya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia). Those who ratify the treaty are called “States Parties.”

Proponents of the Maputo Protocol present it as a method of combating female genital mutilation in Africa, where it is more common than elsewhere. It is estimated that this harmful practice is performed on approximately two million women a year worldwide. Pro-Protocol forces often try to portray opponents of the Protocol as callous towards women’s rights, even though the Maputo Protocol is not principally aimed at eradicating female genital mutilation.

Is this protocol an international conspiracy being waged by Western population controllers against African mothers?

Then, the Maputo Protocol calls for the free use and distribution of abortifacient contraceptives, while emphasizing that African countries should provide “new educational methods to modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of women and men.”

“This is a radical attempt to reshape and refocus the minds and lives of millions of people, with a propaganda of death that destroys the very foundation of a society and brings into question its future existence,” writes Fr. Boquet. “Such policies result in the breakdown of the family, illegitimacy, growth in the number of orphans, fatherless families and promiscuity. The contraceptive mentality and legalized abortion endorsed by the Maputo Protocol, will not lead to fewer abortions, as its supporters would have us believe, but many more abortions,” warned the Catholic Fr. Boquet. In fact, organizations such as Planned Parenthood which promote population control note that the number of abortions actually grew in Africa between 2003 and 2008.

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Mysterious Chinese Ghost Town in Angola

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 7, 2012

My note: Is there something the Chinese know what both Africans and the West don’t know? Ghost cities in the middle of nowhere….very strange! Means of preserving wealth? A long term investment in resource rich Africa? Or they’ve created invisible Chinese beings? Some say it is a perfect way to claim the land for themselvs. And others have said, Africans allow such deals knowing that they eventually outsmart those who entered into Africa with some sinister intention. Anyways, let’s hope the Chinese, unlike the West, would only like to be blessed by blessing Africa

State-owned China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) has built a town in Angola. And it’s fairly empty,” writes Business Insider’s Mamta Badkar.

“Just outside Angola’s capital city of Luanda is Nova Cidade de Kilamba a residential development of 750 eight-story apartment buildings, a dozen schools, and more than 100 retail units,” the report adds.

The development cost $3.5 billion and was supposed to house approximately 500,000 people, according to the BBC.

“Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos has touted the ‘Kilamba social housing project’ as an example of his social policy, and he has brought international policymakers including Chinese vice-president Xi Jingping to the site,” the BI report adds.

Guess how much apartments in the much-touted complex cost: while the BBC claims that it’s somewhere between $120,000 and $200,000, other evidence claims that a 3-bedroom apartment can run as much as $250,000.

Keep in mind this is Angola. Considering that the country’s GDP per capita in 2011 was $5,144, according to World Bank data cited by Badkar, a $250,000 apartment sounds, um, a wee bit expensive.

“Despite efforts by the government to portray Kilamba as a thriving community through promotional videos, only 220 of the 2,800 apartments have been sold in the first year and the commercial space and schools remain empty,” Construction Digital reports. Shocker.

So why is this Angola development mostly empty?

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