Thursday, 23 October 2014

QUESTIONS: Who IS Responsible...

Recently I was involved in an interesting debate about the usual White/Black issue in South Africa. I was saddened by the use of the same old rhetoric "Go Home!" "Give back your land/house/car/finances" "Whites are the Devil" I then had a look at one of the commentators Facebook pages and saw that he had recently posted a few questions, leaving them open ended - but the "Answer" to each was the word WHITE. I decided to have a look and see what answers I could come up with that were a bit more informed. 


I have had to do this very quickly - I'm leaving for a work weekend - otherwise I would have been a bit more thorough and added my own two cents worth. 


I just feel that by slapping every non-black culture with the name "WHITE" it stirs up all sorts of trouble. It de-humanises us and makes it a case of US and THEM. Instead of WE. 


Take care everyone. 


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"I can ask you 7 questions that all have a common answer that indicates who is responsible for The Worlds problems and current state:

 

1. Who is responsible for deforestation of the rain forests and wild trees

 

The answer: Human beings are responsible.

 

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the overwhelming direct cause of deforestation is agriculture. Subsistence farming is responsible for 48% of deforestation; commercial agriculture is responsible for 32% of deforestation; logging is responsible for 14% of deforestation and fuel wood removals make up 5% of deforestation.[9] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation

 

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports (2005) that the Earth's total forest area continues to decrease at about 

13 million hectares (32.5 million acres) per year. Or

250 000 hectares (625 000 acres) per week. Or

35 714 hectares (89 000 acres) per day. Or

1488 hectares (3720 acres) an hour. Or

25 hectares (62 acres) a minute. Or

0.4 hectares (1 acre) every second.


An American Football field measures 0.53 ha (1.32 acres). So about 4 football fields every 5 seconds! 

Many people think the actual figure is much higher, because these figures were provided by each country, and may not include illegal logging. 

A report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.: The State of the World's Forests 2003 notes the percentage of forest lost between 1990 and 2000. 

Burundi (15 000 hectares, 9%) and Haiti lost the most (7 000, 5.7%). 

Some countries increased their forest cover. Among them: 

Israel 4.9% increase

Ireland 3%

Cuba 1.3%

China 1.2%

UK 0.6%

New Zealand 0.5%

USA 0.2%

 

2. Who is responsible for the extinction and death of Wild Animals and Sea Creatures?

 

The Answer: Human Beings are responsible.

Causes of Ocean Pollution & Marine Life Deaths:

1. Sewage

2. Toxic Chemicals From Industries

3. Land Runoff

4. Large Scale Oil Spills

5. Ocean Mining

6. Littering

Water pollution, by the discharge of wastewater from commercial and industrial waste (intentionally or through spills) into surface waters; discharges of untreated domestic sewage, and chemical contaminants, such as chlorine, from treated sewage; release of waste and contaminants into surface runoff flowing to surface waters (including urban runoff and agricultural runoff, which may contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides); waste disposal and leaching into groundwatereutrophication and littering. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollution

 

Oceans are the largest water bodies on the planet Earth. Over the last few decades, surplus human activities have severely affected the marine life on the Earth's oceans. Ocean pollution, also known as marine pollution, is the spreading of harmful substances such as oil, plastic, industrial and agricultural waste and chemical particles into the ocean. Since oceans provide home to wide variety of marine animals and plants, it is responsibility of every citizen to play his or her part in making these oceans clean so that marine species can thrive for long period of  time.

Mining for materials such as copper and gold is a major source of contamination in the ocean. For example, copper is a major source of pollutant in the ocean and can interfere with the life cycles of numerous marine organisms and life.

- http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/causes-and-effects-of-ocean-pollution.php

 

3. Who is responsible for the world pollution and man made illnesses.

 

The Answer: Human Beings are responsible.

 

Pollution:

1. Sewage

2. Toxic Chemicals From Industries

3. Carbon monoxide Emmissions

6. Littering

7. Over population

8. Lack of hygiene

 

The biggest killers: cardiovascular disease, cancer & diabetes.

 

According to the World Health Organization, the 10 leading causes of death in 2002 were:

1.     12.6% Ischaemic heart disease

2.     9.7% Cerebrovascular disease

3.     6.8% Lower respiratory infections

4.     4.9% HIV/AIDS

5.     4.8% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

6.     3.2% Diarrhoeal diseases

7.     2.7% Tuberculosis

8.     2.2% Trachea/bronchus/lung cancers

9.     2.2% Malaria

10. 2.1% Road traffic accidents

 

 

4. Who is responsible for the wiping out of other races of human beings and the enslavement of others.

 

The Answer: Many cultures (black/white/mixed) globally have partaken in Genocide, and/or colonisation in the past thousands of years.

 

 

5. Who decided that the access to food should be sold and not freely obtained by all human beings on the planet.

 

The Answer: Homo sapiens principally using the Danube river, at a time beginning 35-30,000 BC

Trade is the transfer of the ownership of goods or services from one person or entity to another in exchange for other goods or services or for money. Trade is sometimes loosely called commerce orfinancial transaction or barter. A network that allows trade is called a market. The original form of trade was barter, the direct exchange of goods and services for other goods and services. Later one side of the barter was precious metals. Modern traders instead generally negotiate through a medium of exchange, such as money. As a result, buying can be separated from selling, or earning. Theinvention of money (and later credit, paper money and non-physical money) greatly simplified and promoted trade. Trade between two traders is called bilateral trade, while trade between more than two traders is called multilateral trade.

Trade exists for man due to specialization and division of labor, in which most people concentrate on a small aspect of production, trading for other products. Trade exists between regions because different regions have a comparative advantage in the production of some trad-able commodity, or because different regions size allows for the benefits of mass production. As such, trade at market prices between locations benefits both locations.

Retail trade consists of the sale of goods or merchandise from a very fixed location, such as adepartment store, boutique or kiosk, or by mail, in small or individual lots for direct consumption or use by the purchaser.[1] Wholesale trade is defined as the sale of goods that are sold asmerchandise to retailers, and/or industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional businessusers, or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services.[2]

Trading is a value-added function: it is the economic process by which a product finds its end user, in which specific risks are to be borne by the trader.

Trading can also refer to the action performed by traders and other market agents in the financial markets.

 

6. Which people, no matter where you go on the Planet are always well off and own the majority of everything whether they are Natives of that land or not.

 

The Answer: Indian Americans are the richest race in the world – (not to be confused with Native Americans)

 

I have searched online and can not find a website that shows RACIAL % of land ownership / business ownership. This has led me to believe that the question above can not be answered correctly and honestly.


LIFESTYLE: Interview with Palmist Charmaine Meager

I had an incredible experience recently.  I really wanted to share the experience and hopefully inspire some of you to give it a try! Ok, so, I nervously sent a picture of my sweaty palms to Palmist Charmaine Meager, and her reply gave me goose bumps… You know when someone links you to an amazing video online, and most of the way through the video your mouth just sort of hangs open? Well, reading her assessment of my hands had my mouth hanging open in amazement. I think I read her reply about 5 times. You can photograph your hands and email them to her, or scan them like I did. Easy peasy. She does the reading and includes her bank details for an EFT.

Evidence: The Sweaty Palms

There was an uncanny accuracy in her reading that blew me away. She also mentioned something that I have until very recently (after the reading) been quite secretive about – by the end of the reading I was in tears. 

“Palmistry is one of the oldest studies in the world.
In the original Hebrew of the book of Job (chapter xxxvii, ver.7), we find these significant words: "God caused signs or seals on the hands of all the sons of men, that the sons of men might know their works."
  
"Palmistry is said to have originated in India and then spread throughout China finding it’s way to Egypt, Greece and then to Europe.” - http://palmistryinhand.com/history-palmistry

"Palmistry" Enrique Simonet - La buenaventura 1899

I was so touched by her words that I decided to write about her work! The following is a Q & A that I did with Charmaine:

Q
What inspired you to learn about the practice of Palmistry? Who told you about it? When did you start?
A
I come from a line of Psychics. But my inspiration for studying Palmistry was definitely my Great Granny, she was a Faith Healer, Herbalist, and used to read tea cups and palms... I adored her and absorbed a lot from her, so developed a strong interest in palmistry and studying the hands at a very young age.

Q
What has been your most inspiring case so far? Do you sometimes form friendships with the people you have read?
A
My most inspiring case, was the shortest reading I ever did! And I could not see the lines on this woman's hands, because when I looked, all I saw was "money" pouring out her palms, and a big number 8!  So that is exactly what I told her, I said "in 8 days, you will receive money, LOTS of it... Turns out she had been trying for months to sell her farm, with no takers, one man had recently viewed it and wanted to buy, it would be around about another 8 days until they knew if his "bond" or "loan" was approved... She received her money!
The lines on your hand change with the experiences you have throughout your life, and I have had people come back for second and third readings every couple of months, so have gotten to know them well.

Q
What pushes you to pursue this field?
A
A passion, hands tell the story of your life, they can't be hidden, are out there for everyone to see, it is amazing how much you can tell about someone just by looking at their hands, before even studying the lines on their palms... It is an ancient Art, something you can study your whole life and there will always be more to learn.

Q
If you could read anybody's hand, who would it be and why?
A
Oscar Pistorius's of course.. So the Truth can be revealed!... :) Seriously though, I think to study the hands of a criminal, rapist, or murderer would be an amazing case study… To see what circumstances in their lives lead them to do what they did.

Q
Where are you based? 
A
I stay in Sherwood, Durban. But I choose to do "online” readings rather than face to face, That way I concentrate on just the hands, without being influenced by how the person looks, or how they come across.

Q
Do you require payment before you do your palm reading? 
A
Before or after, some banks take one or two days for a payment to reflect... When I receive an email of someone's hands (lines clearly visible) I do the reading send it off, and attach my Banking details underneath.

Q
Tell me about yourself, who are you? Where have you been? What are your dreams and hopes for the future? 
A
I was born and grew up in Zimbabwe, moved to SA when I was around 13 years old... I married (and divorced) here with three beautiful children and four (almost five) wonderful grandchildren. My children have been my life for the 19 years I've been divorced... I have found my Soul mate now at 50, he lives in America, and is the only man I see myself ever spending the rest of my life with, being Cherokee, our "Spiritual Beliefs" are very similar. I love the way my life is going."

To have your palms read, please email Charmaine at charmaine.meager@gmail.com

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Are You a Toxic Leader?

1. They rarely demonstrate good traits. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. You won't see them much in toxic leaders.

2. They seek a minimalist structure of accountability. Indeed, if they could get away with it, they would operate in a totally autocratic fashion, with heavy, top-down leadership.

3. They expect behavior of others they don't expect of themselves. "Do as I say, not as I do."

4. They see almost everyone else as inferior to themselves. You will hear them criticizing other leaders while building themselves up.

5. They show favoritism. It is clear that they have a favored few, while they marginalize the rest.

6. They have frequent anger outbursts. This behavior takes place when they don't get their way.

7. They say one thing to some people but different things to others. This is a soft way of saying they lie.

8. They seek to dismiss or marginalize people before they attempt to develop them. People are means to their ends; they see them as projects, not people who need mentoring and developing.

9. They are manipulative. Their most common tactic is using partial truths to get their way.

10. They lack transparency. Autocratic leaders are rarely transparent. If they get caught abusing their power, they may have to forfeit it.

11. They do not allow for pushback or disagreement. When someone does disagree, he or she becomes the victim of the leader's anger and marginalization.

12. They surround themselves with sycophants. Their inner circle thus often includes close friends and family members, as well as a host of "yes people."

13. They communicate poorly. In essence, any clarity of communication would reveal their autocratic behavior, so they keep their communications unintelligible and obtuse.

14. They are self-absorbed. In fact, they would unlikely see themselves in any of these symptoms.

Based on the list found at CharismaNews used with thanks.