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Monday, February 26, 2018

Alabama's Death Row: Doyle Lee Hamm; Lynda Lyon Block/Executed;George Sibley/Executed

26th Feb 2018

Although I stopped corresponding with death row inmates in 2008 I still read up on some of the cases and today I found an article about the badly botched attempt at executing Doyle Hamm. It seems the man is a terminal cancer patient and so it seems he will be dying soon anyway, so why the rush to send him on his way?

Years ago I corresponded with Lynda Lyon/Block who was the last person to be executed in 'Yellow Mama'..Alabama's reknowned electric chair. I also corresponded with her husband, George Sibley, who was given the needle after she died.
While researching the case of Doyle Hamm I found a video about Lynda which I am linking to. She was a very interesting person and I missed her letters after she died.
Only God knows her heart and, after watching this video, I believe that both she and George had good ones even though they may have been rather controversial. I hope to meet them both in the next phase.
I also hope her son is doing well!

Video: Lynda Lyon Block on Death Row

It seems that Doyle Hamm never really had a chance to become anything other than a criminal. There are many like him as I found out during my years of corresponding with American inmates.
I wish Doyle Hamm what he wishes himself and if he, by the Grace of our Creator and His Son, has found the way to redemption, then maybe he'll also make it into the Kingdom.

Doyle Hamm: The Long Defense of Doyle Lee Hamm on Alabama's Death Row

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lutheran Church Massacre: The Long Arm Of The Law Reaches A Suspected Liberian War Criminal In Philadelphia

Indonesia’s Forest Burning Threatens Orangutans, Human Health

As a great fan of Marie Biscuits I would like to ask people to bypass these biscuits if they contain palm oi...l as a favour to our orangutans and the environment ♡
I also read today that palm oil is mandatory in bio-fuels and so am posting a link to an eye-opening video

Palm oil-deforestation for everyday products

Indonesia’s Forest Burning Threatens Orangutans, Human Health: The population of orangutans on Borneo—the largest Asian island and third largest in the world—has plummeted by half in 15 years as their habitat has been reduced by the palm oil and paper industries, according to findings to be published in the journal Current Biology.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece

Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece: Turkey's ruling party, and even much of the opposition, seem intent on, if not obsessed with, invading and conquering these Greek islands, on the grounds that they are actually Turkish territory. 'The things we have done so far [pale in comparison to

Friday, February 16, 2018

Why Stopping Terrorism Is Harder than You Think

Part 1: Why Stopping Terrorism Is Harder than You Think: Despite intense worldwide focus and attention, the fight against terrorism drags on. A conversation with a terrorism expert reveals the complexities of the issue.

Part 2: Why Stopping Terrorism Is Harder Than You Think

Friday, February 09, 2018

James Bulger: Why Jon Venables' True Name Should Be Revealed

Although this case was and still is controversial, the fact is that pedophiles cannot be and will never be 'cured'! They may go into a form of 'remission' for a time but the urges remain and, because society is totally amoral worldwide due to liberalism and rejection of a moral Creator, the triggers that set the mind in motion are very easily found out in an uncontrolled cyberspace.
Pedophilia is a curse and those suffering from the condition always remain a risk to any and all innocent children. Perpetrators, once discovered, should in given another chance to inflict themselves on another child as long as they draw breath and the only way to prevent this is to reveal their identity and lock them up for life!

James Bulger's Mother Speaks Out Against Pedophile Jon Venable's 'Apology'

2018 Winter Olympic Games in Korea

9th February, 2018

Just watching the introduction to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea as shown on TV
What an awsome show it is and, due to the joining up of all Korean participants from both north and south Korea under one Korean flag, one can but hope that this is a genuine move towards total reconciliation of this divided country in a very troubled world!
In this earthly life one has to take risks to succeed and to promote peace on earth and so 'kamsamnida' to Korea and may many other moves towards true reconciliation be made into the future.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Feminism, Swedish Style

Feminism, Swedish Style: A Swedish court ruled against the parental rights of Alicia, a Swedish citizen, and handed over her children (also Swedish citizens) to a foreigner who is known to have raped their mother, in the context of an Islamic sharia 'marriage,' when she herself

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Abductions Rise in South Sudan as War Drives Desperation

Abductions Rise in South Sudan as War Drives Desperation: AKOBO, South Sudan (AP) – It has been almost two years since Deng Machar’s three young children were abducted from his home and likely sold for cattle. Sitting in South Sudan’s opposition-held town of Akobo, the 35-year-old pointed to the dirt beneath his feet.

Neil Aggett: The suspicious death of an anti-apartheid activist

27th Feb 2018

Two years ago I posted a comment on fb in relation to an article published by SAHO  regarding the suspicious 'suicide' in prison of ant-apartheid activist, Neil Aggett.
On 5th Feb 2018 I noticed that 20 people had 'liked' my comment and, since then, have even commented on it.

The question to ask still remains and that is...did Dr Aggett die in vain?
One comment to my fb comment is that he did indeed die in vain!

With all the turmoil going on in Africa today I would suggest to all Africans to stop fleeing the country of your birth and fight, as did Neil Aggett, for your right to a decent living!

The way I see it.. as a white, English speaking South African by birth who grew up under the apartheid regime of the time..the only way to bring about positive change to this battered continent is, first and foremost to denounce.. very loudly..corruption, tribalism and polygamy.

Once these three poisonous 'cultural' attributes are removed completely and the population of Africa starts to decrease, then social reform will kick in regarding education and a better way of life for all.

As a follower of Jesus Christ my prayers are with my fellow brethren in Africa and I know there are many of them.
Sadly the followers of Jesus Christ are being dreadfully persecuted in the world today but we need to remain faithful in spite of this because our True Leader promised that the 'gates of hell' would not prevail against the movement He started all those years ago!

South Africa is the key to harmony and well being in the whole of this awesome continent and so people of all races need to get past their grievances..which the corrupt leaders keep rehashing..and genuinely work together to re-make the country great for all. This is the way to go if we don't want Neil Aggett to have died for nothing!!

Neil Aggett; May Day call for justice for Dr Aggett

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Are Evangelical Christians Anti-Palestinian?

Are Evangelical Christians Anti-Palestinian?

U.S. Slaps Arms Embargo on South Sudan, Urges UN to Do Same

U.S. Slaps Arms Embargo on South Sudan, Urges UN to Do Same: WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is imposing a U.S. arms embargo on civil war-torn South Sudan while urging the United Nations and other countries to do the same.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

The CRISPR Revolution

The CRISPR Revolution: Scientists are now editing DNA with high hopes of healing every disease. The techniques are rapidly advancing and incredibly promising—but the ethics are murky.

Dirt: A Missing Ingredient for World Peace

Dirt: A Missing Ingredient for World Peace: It can be easy to take the soil beneath our feet for granted. Yet its health has always been a key to our survival.