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Ethiopia Has Made a List of The Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2014

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 29, 2013

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More on The Beautiful Churches of Addis Abeba: Gofa Gabriel

Each year, we look forward to Lonely Planet’s take on the next places to visit. Their book, out Tuesday, highlights the best of the best of travel–countries and cities to visit, the best budget spots, the best family spots, everything.

Consider this your primer for 2014.

Happy travels!

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Don’t Worry, Be Sad: The Bright Side of Sadness

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 29, 2013

Bad moods can have unappreciated mental upsides

While a positive mood may increase self-focus and selfishness, a negative mood can increase concern for others and the quality of communication,”

Thomas Jefferson defended the right to pursue happiness in the Declaration of Independence. But that’ssad_moodlist so 237 years ago. Many modern societies champion everyone’s right to be happy pretty much all the time.

Good luck with that, says psychologist Joseph Forgas of the University of New South Wales in Sydney. A lack of close friends, unfulfilled financial dreams and other harsh realities leave many people feeling lonely and forlorn a lot of the time. But there’s a mental and social upside to occasional downers that often goes unappreciated.

“Bad moods are seen in our happiness-focused culture as representing a problem, but we need to be aware that temporary, mild negative feelings have important benefits,” Forgas says.

Growing evidence suggests that gloomy moods improve key types of thinking and behavior, Forgas asserts in a new review paper aptly titled “Don’t worry, be sad!” For good evolutionary reasons, positive and negative moods subtly recruit thinking styles suited to either benign or troubling situations, he says. Each way of dealing with current circumstances generally works well, if imperfectly.

New and recent studies described by Forgas in the June Current Directions in Psychological Science illustrate some of the ways in which periods of sadness spontaneously recruit a detail-oriented, analytical thinking style. Morose moods have evolved as early-warning signs of problematic or dangerous situations that demand close attention, these reports suggest.

One investigation found that people in sad moods have an advantage remembering the details of unusual incidents that they have witnessed. And a little gloominess could help job applicants; lousy moods cut down on the tendency to stereotype others, thus boosting the accuracy of first impressions. People in sad moods also show a greater willingness to work on demanding tasks, communicate more persuasively and are more concerned with being fair to others than are peers in neutral or happy moods.

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Cruelty & The Beast: How Poor Ethiopian Teens Starved to Death by Their Adoptive ‘Family’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 27, 2013

ኢትዮጵያ ሀገሬ ሞኝ ነሽ ተላላ ፡ የሞተልሽ ቀርቶ የገደለሽ በላ!”

Shocking turn in manslaughter case as husband turns on his wife and says she is responsible for starvation and hypothermia death of adopted daughter

  • Larry and Carri Williams of Sedro-Woolley, Washington were found guilty of neglecting, abusing, and ultimately killing 13-year-old Hana Williams

  • The couple left Hana to die from hypothermia and starvation in their backyard in May 2011

  • Step-brother Immanuel testified he and Hana were beaten with sticks, hosed down, forced to eat frozen food and locked in closets

  • Larry accusing his wife of being the ‘primary actor’ in the abuse

HanaWillThe adoptive father of an Ethiopian teen has blamed his wife for the girl’s hypothermia and starvation death in order to get a lighter sentence, it emerged today.

Larry Williams and his wife Carri were found guilty of manslaughter last month after their adopted daughter Hana was found frozen and starved to death outside their Washington home in May 2011 when the temperature was just 40F.

The couple will be sentenced next week for her death and the abuse of their son Immanuel, who was also adopted from Ethiopia.

On Friday Larry Williams said through his attorney that his wife should spend decades in jail because ‘she was the primary actor’ in all of the treatment of Hana and Immanuel.

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International Adoption: I Was Stolen From My Family

By Tarikuwa Lemma, Special to CNN

Editor’s note: Tarikuwa Lemma, 19, was “adopted” from Ethiopia seven years ago by a U.S. family along with her two younger sisters after being deceived that they were headed to America on a study trip. She now lives in Maine and has just entered college with the goal of becoming a human rights advocate.

When I was 13, I was sold

TarikuaLemmaFriends of my father worked for a corrupt adoption agency operating in my homeland of Ethiopia — friends my father trusted. In 2006 they coerced him into believing he was sending my younger sisters and me to America for an educational program during which we would come home every summer and on school breaks.

Little did my father know that his “friends” were being paid to recruit children for an American adoption agency. In fact, he didn’t even know what “adoption” meant. Instead of an educational program, we found ourselves caught up in an international adoption scandal.

We weren’t the only ones lied to. The family who adopted us, who lived in the southwestern United States, were told that they were taking into their family three AIDS orphans, the oldest of whom was nine years old. The truth was that our mother had died from complications during childbirth, and our father was alive and well. Instead of nine, I was 13 years old; my sisters were 11 and six.

Our new “parents” changed our names and told us we could no longer speak to each other in our own languages; we were punished if we disobeyed. Eventually, we forgot how to speak our native languages, Amarigna and Wolaytta.

I was so young and naïve. I actually believed that if I ran away, I could walk back to Ethiopia. I wanted to escape from the people I felt had kidnapped us from our homeland, our culture, and our family. I was angry, hurt and grieving.

After eight months, I was “re-homed,” without my sisters, to live with my adoptive mother’s parents in the Midwest. I have only seen my sisters a handful of times since.

Living in the Midwest was difficult. I had been taken from my family in Ethiopia, and then separated from my sisters. But instead of getting caught up in my depression, I threw myself into finding ways to let the world know the hard truths about corruption in international adoption.

My second adoption placement did not work out either, and at 18, while still in high school, I found myself staying on a friend’s floor. A family in Maine, who I met through adoption reform work, offered to take me in. So I moved my few possessions and myself across the country again.

Supporters of international adoption frequently mention the enormous numbers of orphans in the world — UNICEF estimates there are 151 million orphans. What most people don’t realize is that when the United Nations determines the figures for orphans, they include children who have lost just one parent (the U.N. estimates only 18 million have lost both parents).

I assure you that I did not consider myself an orphan. My sisters and I had a father, a brother and older sisters, plus a large extended family that cared for us and loved us. We were middle class by Ethiopian standards, not poor. We, and many other adoptees like us, should never have been placed for adoption.

All the lies and deception comes down to money. I have discovered since my adoption, the price paid by adoptive parents is exorbitant and feeds the corruption. Had my father’s friends not made money from the placement of my sisters and me for adoption, none of this ever would have happened. They were basically paid to create orphans. Depending upon the country, an adoption can cost upwards of $50,000. Imagine what that kind of money could do to help struggling families in developing nations keep their children!

Adding the horror of being sold for profit, I now know that parents pay far more to adopt a white child than an African-American child. A 2010 study by Caltech, the London School of Economics, and New York University showed that parents are willing to pay an average of $38,000 more for a non-African American baby. Let me call that what it is: Racism.

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ቅዱስ እሰጢፋኖስ በቅዱስ ዮሐንስ አፈወርቅ አስተምህሮ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 27, 2013

 

በዲ/ን ሽመልስ መርጊያ

(የሐዋ.68-.753)

በሐዋርያት ስብከት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ስትስፋፋ በትምህርታቸውና በተዐምራታቸው ተስበው ወደ ክርስትና እምነት የተመለሱ ከአይሁድና ከአሕዛብ ወገን የሆኑ ክርስቲያኖች መሬታቸውንና ጥሪታቸውን በመሸጥ ያላቸውን ሀብት አንድነት በማድረግ በኢየሩሳሌም የአንድነት ኑሮን ይኖሩ ነበር፡፡ በሕብረትም የሐዋርያት ትምህርትን በመስማትና  በጸሎት ይተጉ እንዲሁም ማዕድን በመባረክ በጋራ ይመገቡ ነበር፡፡ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስም “አንድ ልብና አንዲትነፈስ አላቸው በማለት (የሐዋ.432) ስለአንድነታቸው ፍጹምነት ይነግረናል፡፡

ነገር ግን በቁጥር እየበዙ ሲመጡ በመካከላቸው በማዕድ ምክንያት ልዩነት ተፈጠረ፡፡ ከይሁዲነት ወደ ክርስትና የተመለሱ ክርስቲያኖች በምግብ ክፍፍል ወቅት ከግሪክ የመጡትን ይጸየፉዋቸው፣ በተለይ ባልቴቶቻቸውን ቸል ይሉባቸው ስለነበር በማኅበሩ መካከል አለመስማማት ተፈጠረ፡፡ ይህም በሐዋርያት ዘንድ ተሰማ፡፡

ሐዋርያትም “የእግዚአብሔርን ቃል ትተን ማዕድን እናገለግል ዘንድ የሚገባ አይደለም”የሐዋ.62) በማለት ማዕዱንና በውስጥ ያለውን አገልግሎት ያስተናብሩ ዘንድ ሰባት ሰዎች እንዲመረጡ የክርስቲያኑን ኅብረት ጠየቁ፡፡ ምዕመናኑም በአሳቡ ደስ ተሰኝተው መንፈስ ቅዱስና ጥበብ የሞላባቸውን ሰባት ክርስቲያኖችን መረጡ፡፡ ሐዋርያትም እጆቻቸውን ጭነው ረድእ ይሆኑአቸው ዘንድ ዲያቆናት አድርገው ሾሙአቸው፡፡

ከእነዚህም ዲያቆናት መካከል በቅድስና ሕይወቱ ለክርስቲያኖች ዓብነት የሆነው ሰማዕቱ ቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስ ይገኝበታል፡፡ እስጢፋኖስ የሚለው ቃል የግሪክ ቃል ሲሆን ትርጉሙም “አክሊል” ማለት ነው፡፡ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስን ወደ ግእዝ በኋላም ወደ አማርኛ የመለሱት አባቶች በቀጥታ የግሪኩን እስጢፋኖስ የሚለውን ቃል ተጠቅመዋል፡፡ ቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስ ምንም እንኳ ስሙ የግሪክ ስም ይሁን እንጂ በትውልዱ አይሁዳዊ ነው፡፡ ወላጆቹ ይህንን ስም ሊሰጡት የቻሉት በፍልስጤም ጠረፋማ ከተሞች ይኖሩ ስለነበር የግርክ ባሕልና ቋንቋ ተጽእኖ አድሮባቸው ይሆናል ተብሎ ይገመታል፡፡

ቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስ በሐዋርያት ጥበቃ የነበረችውን ቤተ ክርስቲያን ከአምላክ ዘንድ ባገኘው የማስተማርና የፈውስ ሀብት ያገለግል ነበር፡፡ በእርሱም ታላላቅ ተኣምራት ይፈጸሙ ነበር፡፡ ስለዚህም ሕዝቡ ከፊት ይልቅ እጅግ እየበዛና በትምህርት እየጠነከረ መጣ፡፡ አይሁድም ይህን ተመልክተው በቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስ ላይ በቅናትና በጠላትነት ተነሡበት፡፡ ነገር ግን ከመንፈስ ቅዱስ ባገኘው ጥበብና ኃይል እነርሱን በቃልም በድርጊትም ይቃወማቸው ነበርና ሊረቱት አልተቻላቸውም፡፡ ስለዚህም እግዚአብርሔርን፣ ሙሴ ሲሳደብ ሰምተነዋል፣. ሙሴ የሠራልንን ሥርዐት ይለውጣል፣ በዚህ ቤተ መቅደስና በሕጉ ላይ የስድብን ቃል ይናገራል፣ ይህንንም ቤተ መቅደስ የናዝሬቱ ኢየሱስ አፍርሱ ብሎአል እያለ ያስተምራል አያሉ፣ ሕዝቡን፣ ሽማግሌዎችንና ጸሐፍትን በማናደድ ይዘው ከሸንጎ ፊት አቆሙት፡፡

ቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስን በሸንጎ ፊት ባቆሙት ጊዜም ፊቱ ልክ እንደ መልአክ ፊት ሆኖ በርቶ ነበር፡፡ እርሱም ለተከሰሰበት ነጥብ መልስ ሰጠ፡፡ ከአብርሃም እስከ ክርስቶስ ለእነርሱ የተሰጣቸውን በረከት በመቃወማቸው ከተስፋ ቃል እርቀው እንደተወገዱ ገለጠላቸው፡፡ ክርስቶስንም ባለመቀበላቸው ወቀሳቸው፡፡ በዚህም ምክንያት በቁጣ ተነሣስተው ከከተማ ውጭ በመውሰድ በድንጋይ ወግረው ገደሉት፡፡

ቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስ አይሁድ በድንጋይ እየወገሩት ሳለ ሰማያት ተከፍተው ክርስቶስን በአብ ቀኝ ቆሞ ተመለከተ፡፡ ይህንን ራእይ የክርስቶስን ትንሣኤን ለማይቀበሉት አይሁድ አሰምቶ ተናገረ፤ እነርሱ ከፊት ይልቅ በእርሱ ጨከኑ በድንጋይም ወገሩት፡፡ ነገር ግን ቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስ ጌታውን ክርስቶስን መስሎ ነበርና ልክ እንደ መምህሩ ክርስቶስ “አቤቱ ይህን ኀጢአት አትቁጠርባቸው” ብሎ በታላቅ ድምፅ ጮኾ  ነፍሱን ሰጠ፡፡ በቤተክርስቲያንም ታሪክ ስለክርስቶስ መስክሮ ሰማዕትነትን የተቀበለ የመጀመሪያው ዲያቆን ሆኖአል፡፡

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What Each Country Leads The World In

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 25, 2013

EachCountryLeads

Most countries lead the world in something. Sometimes good things, sometimes not so good things, and sometimes funny things. This amazing map from Doghouse Diaries shows what each country does best compared to all other countries. It looks quietly humorous and shocking at the same time.

  • Ethiopia: Employing Children

  • Egypt: Africa Cup of Nations Titles

  • Sweden: Atheism

  • Finland: Drinking Coffee

  • UK: Fascist Movements

  • USA: Noble Laureates & Getting Killed by Lawnmowers

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Ethiopia Bans Citizens From Travelling Abroad for Work

MewelweyaEthiopia’s government has temporarily banned its citizens from travelling abroad to look for work, the state-run Erta news agency reports.

The foreign ministry was quoted as saying countless Ethiopians had lost their lives or undergone untold physical and psychological trauma because of illegal human trafficking.

The decision was meant to “safeguard the well-being of citizens”, it added.

The travel ban will remain in place until a “lasting solution” is found.

The ministry said the government had taken various measures to limit the suffering of its citizens, including setting up a national council and a taskforce to educate them.

But those measures had not been able to address the problem sufficiently, it added.

Employment agencies will also be barred from facilitating travel abroad.

The scarcity of work opportunities is a major factor fuelling emigration from Ethiopia, which has Africa’s second largest population. Youth unemployment is officially estimated at more than 50%.

Human rights activists also say a significant number of those classified as economic migrants flee the country because of political and economic oppression or ethnic discrimination by the state.

Many Ethiopians try to reach Saudi Arabia, travelling via Yemen by sea and entering the kingdom illegally. Thousands of others head for South Africa, Israel and Europe.

They often end up being smuggled, trafficked or subjected to mental and physical torture. And once they reach their destinations, many require humanitarian assistance or face a wide range of abuses from employers.

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UN Investigator Says Human Rights Abuses in Eritrea Spur Up to 3,000 to Flee Every Month

Alarming human rights abuses in Eritrea are spurring between 2,000 and 3,000 people to flee the east African nation every month, despite a “shoot-to-kill policy” targeting those attempting to leave, a U.N. investigator said Thursday.

Sheila Keetharuth, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea, said the U.N. refugee agency was concerned about 305,723 Eritreans who have fled over the past decade.

“The most serious human rights violations are being committed” in Eritrea, Keetharuth said, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, extended incommunicado detention, torture, indefinite national service, and lack of freedom of expression, assembly, religious belief and movement.

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Time of The Ungodly: Qatar’s Slave Trade Death Toll

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 25, 2013

  • 1,5 Million Foreign workers live in Qatar

  • Only 200.000 are Qatari citizens

My note: This is beyond disgusting but actually it is not shocking.. It is not something new… everyone has been aware of what’s going on in these evil states for decades, yet, everyone seems to swim together with them while sinking in ignorance — which is the most violent element in society — sad, the West is complicit in this horrendous crime.

The Egyptians dispensed with the life of their slaves in the construction of the pyramids as if they were nothing but throw-away products before that had even been invented in the modern day and age in which we live. Today, Qatar is doing the self-same thing.  There are 1.2 million migrant workers (the vast majority of them are in the construction industry) in Qatar and they are working flat out under the pressure of the Qataris to get the country ready to host the2022 World Cup. But, those modern-day slaves are set to die at the rate of a dozen every week before the projects get finalized. That means there will be 600 deaths every year related to the construction of stadiums and infrastructure for a leather ball that will be kicked around a field for the pleasure of the millions that will be ready to watch the matches played in 9 years.

Not only has Qatar hit the headlines in recent months for keeping westerners hostage in the country under the strange laws of maintaining workers under almost hostage-like conditions because they are refused their passports and cannot leave the country unless their sponsors give the green light and allow them to do so.

Qatar 2022 World Cup

Now, the richest country in the world is also getting itself into hot water because the workers that are from Nepal and India and that have been brought in to do the dirty work in 50°C-temperatures are dropping like flies. But, the Qatari government seems as if it has very little concern over the poor people dying. Is it money that means that life can be dispensed with a will? Or is it that the Qatari government really only lends any importance to their own infrastructure rather than life of the Nepalese and Indian migrant workers?

Half a million extra workers will be needed in the next few years in order for the whistle to be blown around the world for the games to begin on time. Those workers will be primarily from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Investigations have shown by the International Trade Union Confederation that autopsies are rarely performed and that deaths are almost systematically put down to heart failure. The majority of the twelve deaths per week in the country on construction sites for migrant workers are due to heart failure? Is that catching?

Cramped accommodation in which the migrants are housed and the squalid living conditions are part of the reason why the migrants are dying.

They have been forced into labor and to work in temperatures that would boil your brain.

As with all migrant workers, salaries are retained by the sponsors that are necessary in order to find work in the country and passports are confiscated to stop them leaving the country.

Reports have shown that between June and August there were 44 deaths of Nepalese migrants working in the construction industry on the building sites of the World Cup.

Perhaps the fact that the government of Qatar has been withholding free drinking water to the workers might have something to do with it.

How do they expect workers to pay for water when their salaries have been withheld too?

Recently there were 30 Nepalese migrant workers that demanded to be granted a safe haven in their country’s embassy and to be helped to return home. They left and were not paid.

82 Indian workers lost their lives in the first half of this year and there have been nearly 1, 500 complaints that have been lodged with the Indian Embassy in Doha. In 2010 and over a two-year period there were over 700 deaths recorded for Indian workers alone.

While the migrant workers are dying the Qatari government is spending the princely sum of over $99.67 billion on the building of infrastructure to host the World Cup. Why isn’t the governing body of football (FIFA) doing anything to stop this modern form of slavery when it has been informed of the situation already? The Qatari government is doing very little to rectify anything.

A spokesman issued a statement on behalf of the Qatar 2022 organizing committee which said: “The health, safety, wellbeing and dignity of every worker that contributes to staging the 2022 FIFA World Cup is of the utmost importance to our committee and we are committed to ensuring that the event serves as a catalyst toward creating sustainable improvements to the lives of all workers in Qatar”.

There is one thing being appalled by the deaths that are occurring at an average rate of one every day at the moment and actually doing something about it.

Some experts believe that if the Qatar government doesn’t react to change the situation in the very near future, then the migrant workers will revolt and the heavy reliance on that workforce will mean that construction will come to a halt.

In 2013 the Qatari government needs to change its attitude towards migrant workers that make up the staple component of their economy, without which they would not be able to function. However, those workers are considered as invisible and disposable components that are simply to be replaced like spare parts. Any economy that doesn’t believe that workers are equally as important as the capital that is spent on investment will fail. The Qataris are living in a prehistoric age in which they consider the working masses to be exploited, used, abused and replaced all free of charge.

When the Qatar 2022 committee was asked why so many Nepalese died from heart-attacks the answer provided was: “This question would be better suited for the relevant health authorities or the government of Nepal.”

The spokesman for the government stated that “The Ministry of Labour is committed to ensuring that all workers are treated in a fair and just manner.”

The World Cup is nothing or at least has very little to do with kicking a ball about the field these days. It has everything to do with revamping a derelict site in a city or showcasing the wonders of modern technology to show the world just how wealthy you are. It has everything to do with regenerating sites and cities. Football’s governing body holds nobody to account, not even itself. After all, how could it? That would be impossible especially when it too demands that South Africa tear down a football stadium and have it rebuilt elsewhere because the view of Table Mountain in Cape Town isn’t good enough for them.

As the world sits back in the recliner chairs, with the crates of beers at the ready, the pretzels and the popcorn to gorge themselves on, I wonder how many people will actually imagine just how many migrant workers have been lowered into the ground or incinerated after dying from supposed heart-attacks, not even granted the dignity of an autopsy by the Qataris. That would have cost too much and they can be replaced anyhow, can’t they?

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Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’

Ten Facts About Slavery in Islam

SlavesInChainsMuslim slave trade in Africa has lasted 14 centuries and continues to this day in places like Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan.

  • Over 17 million slaves (mostly black women and children) were transported out of Africa by Islamic traders. Another 85 million are believed to have died en route.

  • The Prophet Muhammad practiced and approved of slavery, and directed his men to do the same.

  • The Qur’an devotes more verses to informing Muslim men of their right to keep women as sex slaves, than it does to telling them to pray five times a day.

  • The Arabic word for “black” (Abd) is synonymous with the word for “slave”.

  • Muhammad’s father-in-law, Umar declared that Arabs could not be taken as slaves, and freed all Arab slaves.  This led to the wide Islamic campaign to capture slaves in Africa, Europe and Asia. 

  • Western slave trade exploited Africans primarily for agricultural labor. The Arab slave trade on the other hand, has more often used men for military service, and women for sex and for their wombs – to produce children who will be Muslims.

  • Many Muslim leaders since Muhammad have had harems of hundreds (or even thousands) of non-Muslim young girls and women to service their desires.

  • Converting to Islam does not automatically grant a slave his freedom, although this is said to increase the slave master’s heavenly reward.

  • According to Islamic courts, slave masters may treat their slaves however they choose without fear of penalty.

Anti-Christian Terror is Everyone’s Concern

APTOPIX_Mideast_Egypt-0f55bAn Egyptian woman mourns during the funeral of several Copt Christians who were killed in Warraq’s Virgin Mary church in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Egypt’s Christians were stunned Monday by a drive-by shooting in which masked gunmen sprayed a wedding party outside a Cairo church with automatic weapons fire, killing several, including two young girls, in an attack that raised fears of a nascent insurgency by extremists after the military’s ouster of the president and a crackdown on Islamists

The persecution of any religious minority anywhere by anyone is an evil injustice. It requires all persons of conscience to speak out and, when possible, take action.

The upcoming 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht makes this an auspicious time to raise awareness about the contemporary violence targeting religious minorities and their places of worship. Of particular concern are attacks against Christian minorities that have occurred with alarming frequency from Syria to Egypt, from Iraq to Pakistan, and from Kenya to Sudan.

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[Psalms 58: 10-11] „The godly will rejoice when they see vengeance carried out; they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked. Then observers will say, “Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded!  Yes indeed, there is a God who judges in the earth!”

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What Is a True Love Relationship?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 22, 2013

FikerBA True Love relationship is based on both partners allowing this inner development of both and their relationship with another to happen. Yes, this means work! And it’s challenging because it forces us to let go of all our safety programs, ego-illusions, our imbalances, incongruences and most importantly – our control patterns!

In a True Love relationship there is no need for inferiority or superiority – there is no need for doing something to ‘keep’ the other – and there is no space for control or manipulation. This is the reason why we need to be clear and strong within ourselves first; why we need to love ourselves unconditionally and be whole within, so that we are open to resonate with others, who are also aligned to True Love.

What is a Twin Soul Relationship?

Being aligned to the resonance of True Love within and the kind of relationship that can develop out of this resonance then becomes our key to opening up our Twin Soul field. Twin Souls are not to be confused with soul-mates. Soul-Mates are mutual karmic partners to help us heal our karmic patterns. Twin Souls are the total reflection of our True Selves and provide a higher purpose for the evolution of our consciousness. A Twin Soul resonates with us on a truth level even more challenging than a True Love. Twin Soul relationships leave nothing hidden, abandoned or denied. Do you think you are ready for this kind of relationship?

TwinSoul work, the process of self-transformation and evolution of our vibratory rate also has nothing to do with becoming perfect. This journey isn’t about becoming perfect – it’s about improving, enhancing, unfolding, expanding and creating – it doesn’t end here, it begins here!

Are we ready for a True Love relationship?

If we are not willing to let go of our last ego illusions, for example the search for ‘eternal foreverness’ or the idea of a perfect relationship, a relationship and life based on truth, inner love and heart-connection isn’t for us! We will simply not be congruent enough; we will lack maturity and strength to stand in a frequency free of patterns and programs, expectations, manipulations and control; and we will continually gravitate out of our heart-field and back into disharmony and pain. This is why we all have homework to do.

If we are still struggling with letting go our mental and emotional programs, our defensive reactivity and ego/shadow-based perception, we are not ready for a True Love or TwinSoul relationship either. Instead we will continue making compromises or allowing our inner integrity to be violated; we will still pretend everything is okay when it’s not; we will spend more energy trying to maintain the way things are than allowing growth; and we will probably continue to struggle with our inner connection and balance of masculinity & femininity.

There is no judgment in these statements. It our right to choose, but we cannot feed our illusion of the perfect relationship within us if we are not able to be truly in love ourselves. Being on this journey comes with a price – TRUTH.

Looking one way and walking another can be a very painful path!

You know that when you’re ready, when the pain of staying where we are at is worse than the pain of changing.

You are ready, when you aren’t afraid of facing and transcending your limitations; when you found your path to your heart and Inner Divine; when you know how to become one with your heart and learned how to surrender our thoughts and emotions to GRACE/Divine/Source/your inner higher power.

You are ready for a True Love relationship when you can feel True Love inside and know what it feels like to be truly connected with yourselves.

This process never ends, but we will have learned to overcome our fears of the unknown, go by trial and error and embrace experimenting, making mistakes and making corrections until we find the way for ourselves to be True to who we really are – until we find a way to love ourselves unconditionally and we can see this in the other too.

True Love and Twin Soul Work

I am often asked what it is that we can do to specifically prepare for a True Love/Twin Soul relationship. If you are willing to do True Love and Twin Soul work, here some tips as to what matters for this kind of resonance:

In order to be prepared for a True Love Relationship or Twin Soul Re-Unification we really need to have an understanding of True, unconditional Love within us first. For this understanding we need to be able to discern relationship patterns, inner masculine & feminine energies and inner programs (including our inner child and past & karmic patterns). We need to be absolutely clear that we understand, that the role of the other is not to make us feel whole or complete but to reflect us.

We need to know that it’s our responsibility to become whole within, and to acknowledge and honor our inner Divinity. This then prepares the way for our partner to recognize Divinity within us (and vice versa) – and the great gift of mutual and synergetic growth.

We also need to be able to stand our ground, whether in low or high frequency fields (TWIN SOUL energy within itself is a very high frequency field and instantly removes energetic dissonances by showing them.) Being with our Twin Soul means to able to allow being in this field without constantly getting fried by our expectations, romanticism, thought patterns, role models and other mental/emotional programs (push-pull).

We need to have a feeling for what it feels like to be true to ourselves, congruent and connected, without bashing or making ourselves, others or our relationship special. We need to know our True Self and understand the purpose of our eternal existence as a Soul with a body, so that we feel no need for separation pains.

And lastly, we need to be willing to accept the gift of growth. TwinSoul energy is the unconditional mirror of True Love – the gift of reflection, harmony and the evenflow of energy exchange and creation.

Conclusion

This all may sound like a lot, but don’t mistake this having to be at a ‘certain level’ to do this work – it’s the dedication it takes to get there that qualifies us for a True Love/Twin Soul relationship.

True Love and Twin Soul work is not based on a romantic idea; on the contrary, it shatters it and motivates us to go into a deeper level of self-work, self-understanding, self-responsibility, which can only resonate with truth and inner congruence.

The planetary evolution of consciousness is causing our overall energy field to speed up – high vibratory fields are becoming stronger and the collective more permeable. Allow this momentum to carry you into the next vibratory level of your journey – trust in your heart and your True Self and the beauty of your soul. Sooner or later you will find yourself surrounded by humans, circumstances and a relationship with the same resonance.

Now is the time to determine the course of your relationships – with yourself and everyone else!

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Etete: One of Washington’s 10 Best Restaurants

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 22, 2013

EthioCuisine2Politics and power brokers make for some buzzy gossip – and heady prices – at top restaurants. But thanks to the diversity of people who call the United States capital home, the D.C. dining scene is also a melting pot of eclectic flavours and international cuisines. From high-end to humble, there are some must-taste dishes, tastes and places to try.

ETETE

D.C. is known for authentic offerings of Ethiopian cuisine. You won’t do better than this room in the district’s Little Ethiopia neighbourhood. Get the spicy house specialty, the tikul (marinated spiced ground beef), along with a vegetarian platter full of perfectly seasoned stewed lentils, peas, greens and string beans. Then dig in, mopping up every last bit with the spongy, slightly sour injera bread.

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Hitchhiking Virus Confirms Saga of Ancient Human Migration

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 22, 2013

AHominider19v study of the full genetic code of a common human virus offers a dramatic confirmation of the “out-of-Africa” pattern of human migration, which had previously been documented by anthropologists and studies of the human genome.

The virus under study, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), usually causes nothing more severe than cold sores around the mouth, says Curtis Brandt, a professor of medical microbiology and ophthalmology at UW-Madison. Brandt is senior author of the study, now online in the journal PLOS ONE.

When Brandt and co-authors Aaron Kolb and Cécile Ané compared 31 strains of HSV-1 collected in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, “the result was fairly stunning,” says Brandt.

“The viral strains sort exactly as you would predict based on sequencing of human genomes. We found that all of the African isolates cluster together, all the virus from the Far East, Korea, Japan, China clustered together, all the viruses in Europe and America, with one exception, clustered together,” he says.

“What we found follows exactly what the anthropologists have told us, and the molecular geneticists who have analyzed the human genome have told us, about where humans originated and how they spread across the planet,” said Curtis Brandt

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Black Women Targeted With Eugenics Drug, a Deadly Carcinogen Offered as a ‘Contraceptive’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 20, 2013

How do we “cut” the planet’s population by 90 percent? Even genocidal mass murderers Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao combined did not come close to attaining such a “lofty” goal. As always, the devil is in the details. Forum participant Barbara Marx Hubbard may already have provided some of the devilish answer. In The Book of Co-Creation she writes: “Out of the full spectrum of human personality, one-fourth is electing to transcend …. One-fourth is destructive [and] they are defective seeds. In the past they were permitted to die a ‘natural death.’ … Now as we approach the quantum shift from the creature-human to the co-creative human — the human who is an inheritor of god-like powers — the destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body …. Fortunately, you are not responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of God’s selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death.” ~ William F. Jasper

 

It has been on the U.S. drug market since the early 1990s, and population control organizations like Planned Parenthood continue to push it heavily on black women and other ethnic minorities as a form of contraception. But the injectable contraceptive drug Depo-Provera, manufactured by Pfizer, has an extensive track record of causing serious harm to women, including its tendency to trigger the development of cancer.

Most people are unaware of this and many of the other long-term side effects of Depo-Provera, because eugenics groups like Planned Parenthood erroneously claim the drug is “safe, effective and convenient.” But the non-profit Rebecca Project for Human Rights (RPHR) recently issued a groundbreaking report outlining the adverse effects of this insidious birth control shot, which currently bears a “black box warning” issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in 2004.

This warning clearly states that women who receive Depo-Provera could develop significant and irreversible bone mineral density loss, for instance. The drug can also lead to blood clots in arms, legs, lungs and eyes and may also cause stroke, bleeding irregularities, weight gain, ectopic pregnancy and delayed return to fertility. In some cases, women who get jabbed with Depo-Provera become permanently sterile.

Perhaps most concerning is the fact that Depo-Provera has been shown to more than double a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. A 2012 study out of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that, compared to women who had never received a Depo-Provera shot, jabbed women were about 220 percent more likely to develop the disease, regardless of their family and medical histories.

Gates Foundation, USAID behind ongoing Depo-Provera eugenics conspiracy

But according to RPHR, none of these catastrophic risk factors has deterred groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Columbia University and others from aggressively pushing this horrific jab on unsuspecting women both domestically and abroad. The group’s report draws attention to the fact that these organizations have committed medical violence against women, particularly in third-world countries, by administering the shot time and time again without informed consent.

“The story of Rebecca Project for Human Right’s struggle to unmask Depo Provera as a deadly contraceptive for women is important, because it demonstrates the deeply rooted cultural hegemony of population control and corporate profits put before humanity at any cost,” explains the report, entitled Depo-Provera: Deadly Reproductive Violence Against Women. It goes on to highlight numerous Depo-Provera experiments that have taken place against women in the U.S., Ghana and elsewhere.

You can read the full RPHR report on Depo-Provera here: http://www.rebeccaproject.org

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