The spirit and principle of the second mile

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne Linda Scott The Anatomy of Fear Dear Judith, ain’t it the truth! There are some that might question that clear mind thing but I still know who I am, at least most of the time, and I know beyond the benefit of a doubt that our Papa God loves me. Blessings on you and yours sis, your bro, Chaz Reply 20 COMMENTS CSG June 3, 2019 at 8:08 am Oh how well I understand this!True love and total commitment is what the second mile is made up of….and being dedicated to pleasing the Lord. Let’s remember to lift up those who are waiting for someone to come visit them. Pray for them everyday and give them a smile when you pass by.Thank you Jesus, for keeping uskind and ever mindful of others.Bless you Chuck…you and your sweet wife, Nancy! Reply Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleWhy fewer and fewer Americans are getting divorcedNext articleRamadan: A time to reach out to those in need Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply charles towne Please enter your name here June 4, 2019 at 10:48 pm June 2, 2019 at 9:01 am June 2, 2019 at 1:14 am Hi Charles, you, Don, and Herb are such great examples of loving and committed spouses. It helps the rest of us see how it might be for us as we age with our own spouses and what might be required. Thanks for being a role model and an inspiration! Charles, we make a promise when we marry to care for one another without knowing what we are promising to do and who will be caring for whom. That’s life. But it is an honor to care for the one who made the same promise to us. Besdies, it’s a gift of love. Cheering you on and on, Ernie Reply NH Herb Weissman At the gym (remember that place?) I see people working very hard to improve their physical strength. Yes, sometimes physical strength is required to help loved ones in need, but most often it is mental strength from our faith in God that enables us to go the extra mile(s). Please give Nancy a hug for us. Dear friend, I know your about you longing since, as you know, I was a caregiver for such a long time. At first I felt sorry for my self as I was house bound as was Shelley. Then G-D showed me, though a friend, that this was the most noble thing that I could do for my love of my life. Keep them coming. Richard Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Herb, oh yes, and an excellent caregiver you were for your wife my friend. Shelley appreciated you and everything you did for her. Bless you and yours always, Chaz Reply June 2, 2019 at 5:18 pm June 5, 2019 at 2:41 pm Reply June 5, 2019 at 8:35 am Mike, so often the caregiver is worn down to a nubbin and becomes diminished physically, spiritually, and mentally. When this happens we are unable to render the care our loved one needs. We caregivers must take care of ourselves, only then can we be what is necessary for our loved one. Bless you my friend, Chaz Reply charles towne Kristin charles towne June 2, 2019 at 4:06 am June 3, 2019 at 7:36 am Reply Judith Hankes Reply June 2, 2019 at 12:35 am Mike McFaddencenter_img My dear friend Kristin, it is people like you that inspire me. There is nothing I want more than to set a believable example for marriages, families everywhere. Jesus is our example always. My Nancy has a son, he has abandoned his mama. Why? Because some poor souls seem to not be able to tolerate sickness among their families. Nancy is deserving of much love and that is what I am here for. Bless you dear one, Chaz Reply I love this article. I love that it is about courage, facing our fears, and doing what is right. The second mile is never easy and is really not much fun but doesn’t it feel good after that lap is completed? Blessings Charles! Reply You know Linda, I have concluded that whatever we do for someone else willingly, unselfishly, and in love, Papa God smiles and accepts it as good and acceptable service. There is something about service to and for others that is so satisfying and I can just hear His words, “Well done my good and faithful servant…” Blessings on you my dear friend. Chaz When I was much younger, about 13 or 14 and older, my grandmother had brain surgery to remove a life threatening blood clot and afterward she was placed in a nursing home. We would go see her every saturday and sometimes more often and I came to realize a harsh and terrible truth, the ones who get regular visitors are treated better than the ones that are ignored by family and friends! My grandfather would caution me about certain of the residents but I was young and had recently learned about the angels camped roundabout those who love the Lord for their protection!So off I went visiting, I found a man in a wheelchair who lost his legs to diabetes, he was a retired clown from Barnum&Bailey’s circus, the old guys grandpa cautioned me about all worked for a guy named Al Capone in Chicago! That was really exciting for a teenage boy! They used to ask me if anyone was giving me trouble and then they would laugh, I think they were just teasing me! Talking to all those folks back then in the 1960’s finally made me very sad about all the knowledge,all the stories that would disappear forever when they were gone! I could not help but think of “as you have done for the least of these” . I think I heard of someone who felt like that and they started going to nursing homes and recording these people so their knowledge and history would not be lost, God’s blessings on them one and all! Anyway Chuck, going the extra mile i well worth the effort because you meet such fantastic people along the way! Reply June 5, 2019 at 8:23 am There is something heroic about those that cheerfully go that second mile. Don was a second miler of an extraordinary magnitude. He was Betty’s caregiver for over fifty years. His attitude was always uplifting and encouraging. No matter what was demanded of him he loved her through those tough times. There is something amazing, almost superhuman about this type of love. Let it be said of us that we loved with a Holy, Godlike love. Thanks NH, Chaz When I was much younger, about 13 or 14 and older, my grandmother had brain surgery to remove a life threatening blood clot and afterward she was placed in a nursing home. We would go see her every saturday and sometimes more often and I came to realize a harsh and terrible truth, the ones who get regular visitors are treated better than the ones that are ignored by family and friends! My grandfather would caution me about certain of the residents but I was young and had recently learned about the angels camped roundabout those who love the Lord for their protection!So off I went visiting, I found a man in a wheelchair who lost his legs to diabetes, he was a retired clown from Barnum&Bailey’s circus, the old guys grandpa cautioned me about all worked foe a guy named Al Capone in Chicago! That was really exciting for a teenage boy! They used to ask me if anyone was giving me trouble and then they would laugh, I think they were just teasing me! Talking to all those folks back then in the 1960’s finally made me very sad about all the know!edge,all the stories that would disapoear forever when they were gone! I could not help but think of “as you have done for the least of these” . I think I heard of someone who felt like that and they started going to nursing homes and recording these people so their knowledge and history would not be lost, God’s blessings on them one and all! Anyway Chuck, going the extra mile i well worth the effort because you meet such fantastic along the way! June 2, 2019 at 9:43 pm June 2, 2019 at 9:52 pm charles towne June 2, 2019 at 6:48 pm Dr Bursey, you are so right. Loving and caring for another is certainly praiseworthy. Each day when I visit my lady I realize all the more her beauty of character. Let us reflect Him that first loved us. Thank you so very much. Bless you and your darling, Chaz Reply Reply June 3, 2019 at 12:09 pm You are blessed in many ways – Nancy beams when she spots you, still recognizes you. You are soon to be 85 and have a clear mind. You’re a talented writer – gifted with a life full of many rich experiences. You are blessed with friends but most blessed with the assurance that you have a loving Heavenly Father. Life is good. charles towne Reply charles towne Richard my friend, My Nancy is so happy when I spend time with her. I walk through the door and she looks up and when she sees me that beautiful smile covers her face. She doesn’t like for me to leave so I spend as much time as possible with her. Many of the patients sit in loneliness just yearning for family or a kind word. What you learned as a young man was invaluable and I am sure those folks loved the idea of your visits. Papa God was pleased my friend. Blessings on you pal, Chaz Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 June 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm Reply Dear CSG, thank you so very much for Your words and for your willingness fo putting those words into action. Help each of us to live the principle of the second mile in all that we do. Blessings on you and yours dear friend, Chaz Dear Judith, ain’t it the truth! There are some few folks that just might question the clear mind thing, but I still know who I am. Papa God is so very good to us isn’t He? Bless you dear one. I remain your bro in love, Chaz Richard I remember when dad had his accident and was in a coma and never came out of it before he died. Larry and I had determined that we would take care of him no matter what but he only lived a week and a half. I guess all God wanted was the commitment that we would take care of him. Some times he does that. But when Larry was diagnosed with Leukemia I did care for him although in the early stages he was quite independent which was good for His self esteem. Later on when he could no longer drive his own vehicle he sold it to his brother. Then he got a scooter he could drive around the little town we lived in. And that helped him to have some form of independence. I determined I would do all I could, as long as I could and then I world have no regrets. There were some things i wish I had or had not done but of course that is hind sight.I guess what I’m trying to say is if you are a caregiver be careful that you don’t take away the independence of the one you are caring for before they need it. Some times its painful to watch them struggle with things, dressing, daily care, opening things, etc. But I know with my RA I try to do things myself and then if I am not able then I ask for help. I think that keeps a person feeling that they still have value. So I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. Neither one is easy but God gives the strength to do what is necessary. Sometimes I think it is more difficult for the caregiver watching the one they are caring for than the one who is being cared for. Just some observations. I used to pray, God I need help with this or that but lately He has encouraged me to pray, God I need You! Not help, not strength, not wisdom, etc., just You! Really changed my perspective! I guess when we have Him we have everything we need!I am sure, unka Chuck, you have experienced all of these things taking care of Nancy for 15 years plus but maybe others that are in the same place haven’t and I think it is important to share ones experiences so others may benefit. Anyway, that’s my story and I do somewhat understand and very much appreciate your commitment to go the extra mile with Nancy and so happy for you that she still rerecognizes you. And so sad for those who don’t have family or family who care or even know how to care. My son is in that type of situation where he is caring for someone that had a stroke and the grown children are clueless as to how to care for their mother as she has done everything for them all their lives. I could go on, but I’ll cease for now. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here InspirationBy Charles Towne CONSIDER THIS…Do you know what it is like to suffer, or have you realized the great difficulty in your life?  Perhaps you have faced great deprivation or illness. Or maybe you have been cast into the role of caring for an afflicted loved one.  How do you, or did you handle it? Did you run away? I was a runner for most of my life. When life became difficult… I ran. But, I no longer run.History loves to record the names of men who conquered the malice of their fate by the spirit and principle of the second mile.  There was blind Huber who went against all odds and became a great scientist, or blind Fawcett who became the postmaster general of England.  Have you done anything great in your life?  How about Cervantes using imprisonment to begin his classic work, “Don Quixote,” or Bunyan glorifying Bedford jail and honoring God with his work, “Pilgrim’s Progress.” I like the idea that every honest piece of work, no matter how humble is cooperation with God in building the universe!  What do you think?Here I am approaching my 85th. year.  My darling wife Nancy is in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer’s disease as well as multiple sclerosis and the prognosis is bleak.  Do I want her there? No! A thousand times no!I go in each day and spend time with my sweetie. I suppose I am learning that the way to avoid the slavishness of necessity is to be willing, if possible, to do more than is demanded.  Yes, this is called, “going the second mile.”There are those dear ones that sit day after day waiting, yearning for their family members to visit,  to no avail.I wonder how our Holy God considers the abandonment of our loved ones?  Certainly, He is not pleased.But, when I walk into the nursing home and Nancy sees me her face lights up with great joy and That is glory itself, it is like Papa God himself is smiling at me. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. June 3, 2019 at 3:40 pm June 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm charles towne Ernest J Bursey Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate charles towne June 2, 2019 at 4:59 pm Reply Reply charles towne Reply June 2, 2019 at 10:28 pm Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Official charity for The Boat Race 2006 named

first_img Environmental charity Thames21 has been selected as official charity for The Boat Race 2006. The charity’s volunteers work to clean up London’s rivers and canals and create habitats for wildlife.The partnership includes a clean up with the Oxford and Cambridge boat race crews and local community, a guided walk along the route of the Boat Race, and an educational event with local schools.Thames21 estimates that it will raise at least £10,000 from the partnership, and will expand its volunteer base. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 January 2006 | News  33 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Official charity for The Boat Race 2006 named Tagged with: corporate Eventscenter_img This year’s race takes place on Sunday 2 April 2006, and regularly attracts over 140 million television viewers worldwide as well as an average of 250,000 spectators each year.Howard Jacobs, London Representative of the University Boat Clubs said: “We have decided to make Thames21 our official charity because The Boat Race has ties with the Thames which go back over 150 years. The event and the river are synonymous.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Letter about coronavirus-linked press freedom violations in Zimbabwe

first_img Follow the news on Zimbabwe The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, RSF has registered more than 100 press freedom violations in Africa linked to coverage of the crisis. A quarter of these violations, including ten arbitrary arrests, have taken place in Zimbabwe, which is the continent’s biggest offender. The alarming crackdown in Zimbabwe recalls the Robert Mugabe dictatorship.In their open letter dated 3 August, RSF and MISA-Zimbabwe, a local press freedom NGO, ask information minister Monica Mutsvangwa to take all necessary measures to ensure that journalists cease to be subjected to arrests, arbitrary detention or physical violence by the security forces in connection with their coverage of the pandemic.The text of the letter has been released and can be read here. September 1, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell August 5, 2020 Letter about coronavirus-linked press freedom violations in Zimbabwe Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation Reports Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono is present while police conduct a search of his offices in Harare July 21, 2020, at his home a day after he was arrested and charged with incitement to commit public violence. Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Zimbabwean branch of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) have written to Zimbabwe’s information minister voicing alarm about a surge in assaults on journalists and arrests in connection with their coverage of the coronavirus crisis. to go further Help by sharing this information News Zimbabwe is ranked 126th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. The Covid-19 toll in Africa currently stands at more than 1 million infections and 21,000 deaths. News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 12, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19ImprisonedImpunityViolence ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19ImprisonedImpunityViolence Related documents Letter RSF/MISAPDF – 129.05 KB last_img read more

Utah State Athletics Announces New Bag Search Policy

first_img Tags: Clear Bag Policy/Maverik Stadium/Spectrum/Stony Brook/USU Athletics FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday, Utah State University and Utah State athletics announced the implementation of a phased security check at football and men’s basketball games for the 2019-20 athletic season.This will include a bag search and fans are encouraged to arrive early so things go smoothly.As of the football program’s first home game of the season, September 7 against Stony Brook, all bags brought to Maverik Stadium will be subject to search.For the 5:30 pm kickoff, the gates will open at 3:30 pm and authorized personnel will ask all guests to open their bags and display its contents.All guests need to have either a 12x12x6-inch clear bag or a one-gallon-sized clear and sealable bag.Items not allowed at the Spectrum or Maverik Stadium include alcohol, tobacco, smoking or e-cigarettes paraphernalia, non-service animals, artificial noisemakers, fireworks or laser pointers, bicycles, scooters or skateboards, camera lenses greater than 4 inches (fully-extended), monopods, bipods or tripods, stadium chairs with leg or lawn chairs, coolers, glass, aluminum or metal containers, drones or remote-controlled devices, outside food or drink, personal heaters (propane), strollers, umbrellas and weapons. Written by August 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Athletics Announces New Bag Search Policy Brad Jameslast_img read more

Family barred from visiting suspected COVID-19 patient in Maluku

first_img“Meanwhile, other hospital staff are still using the regular surgical masks provided by the Maluku Health Agency. More special masks for hospital staff might arrive soon,” he added.BN, who is studying international relations, arrived in Ambon on Feb. 7 in poor health following a visit to Malaysia, which had at least 19 confirmed coronavirus cases at the time of publishing.Read also: Health Ministry maintains it follows WHO procedures to test for coronavirusMagretty Saumlaki hospital director Fulfully Nuniary said earlier on Thursday that a physical examination showed that the patient was in stable condition and had not exhibited any additional symptoms.Indonesia has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date. (dpk)Topics : The family of the 19-year-old student with suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been prevented from visiting the patient at Magretty Saumlaki Regional General Hospital in Tanimbar Islands regency, Maluku, which has placed the student in isolation.The student from Sifnana village, identified only as BN, was placed in the recommended 14-day isolation from Wednesday, when DN was admitted complaining of a fever and difficulty breathing after returning from Malaysia on Feb. 7. The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough and shortness of breath.Read also: University student becomes first suspected case of coronavirus in Maluku “Starting today, we have put the patient in full quarantine. Therefore, contact with relatives is prohibited,” Tanimbar Islands Health Agency head Edwin Tomasoa told The Jakarta Post on Saturday, adding that he had suggested that the family check the BN’s condition by phone or WhatsApp.Edwin said the hospital was following the Health Ministry’s standard operating procedure in managing suspected COVID-19 cases, and that the medical workers assigned to the patient had been equipped with special masks.last_img read more

Regional races ‘can’t wait until the pandemic is over’: State Palace says amid criticism

first_imgThe State Palace has maintained that Indonesia will hold the 2020 regional elections on Dec. 9, amid mounting calls from various parties for the race to be postponed as the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of letting up.Presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman said the elections must be held in order to “guarantee the constitutional rights of the people, the right to vote and to be elected.”“President Joko Widodo has asserted that the regional elections cannot wait until the pandemic is over because no country can predict the end of the pandemic,” he said in a statement on Monday.“Thus, regional elections must be held under strict health protocols to ensure that they are safe and democratic.”Fadjroel cited some foreign countries, including Singapore, Germany, France and South Korea, as examples of those that had decided to go forward with their elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic and managed to hold them successfully.“Elections during the pandemic are not impossible,” Fadjroel added.He also ensured that all ministerial and related offices had prepared the regional elections thoroughly with adherence to the health protocols and law enforcement.His statement came amid calls from prominent figures asking for the government to postpone the regional elections — set to take place in 270 regions, covering nine provinces, 224 regencies and 37 cities — due to concerns over public health and coronavirus transmission.Read also: NU, Muhammadiyah call for postponement of regional elections over COVID-19 concernsJusuf Kalla, former vice president and chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross, expressed his disagreement with the Dec. 9 election plan in an opinion piece written in Kompas daily, calling it a “fatal” decision.“Forcing something that clearly endangers the lives of citizens is not only reckless, but also fatal. All political processes are supposed to be for the good of the people, not to harm them,” Kalla writes in the piece.He also voiced concerns over the high potential for widespread virus transmission during the election, as candidates would try to gain as many votes as possible through various ways, including gathering crowds.”Besides, crowds are inevitable on voting day as voters will have to stand in line for their turn,” Kalla argued.Indonesia’s two largest Islamic organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, have also called for the postponement of the 2020 simultaneous regional races, joining numerous election watchdogs, activists and health experts who have cited risks to public health and a possible low voter turnout if the elections were to be held on Dec. 9.Concerns heightened as the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) reported 243 violations of health protocols during the registration phase for the elections from Sept. 4 to 6, with many candidates taking along crowds and entourages.Three General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioners, including KPU chairman Arief Budiman, also tested positive for COVID-19 in the middle of election preparations.Topics :last_img read more

Local Roundup: HSU’s McCay wins CCAA heptathlon, breaks school record

first_imgChico >> Humboldt State University track and field athlete Marissa McCay scored a whopping 5,128 points en route to a California Collegiate Athletic Association heptathlon title and an HSU school record to boot at the CCAA Championship meet in Chico on Friday.McCay won six of eight events en route to a near 400-point win over Chico State’s Melanie O’Brien (4,735).McCay also finished third in the women’s long jump with a mark of 19-feet and one-quarter inch.HSU decathlete Teigan Eilers was …last_img read more

Evolution to the Rescue for Abused Ape

first_imgThe UK Guardian reports that Austrian courts are being asked to grant human status to an ape to allow it to sue a company for importing it into Austria for medical research.  In 1999, New Zealand granted “non-human hominid” status to apes to protect them from maltreatment, but this case attempts to give full human rights to apes to allow them to initiate their own lawsuits.  Animal rights advocates base their case on the similarity of humans to apes:One of their central arguments will be that a chimpanzee’s DNA is 96 – 98.4 per cent similar to that of humans – closer than the relationship between donkeys and horses.  They will cite recent findings that wild apes hunt with home-made spears [2/01/2007] and can fight battles and make peace.Activists are trying to ditch the “species barrier” that allows such discrimination.  The article quotes Sommer, an evolutionary anthropologist, saying: “It’s untenable to talk of dividing humans and humanoid apes because there are no clear-cut criteria – neither biological, nor mental, nor social.’”Having rejected the Biblical account of man being created in God’s image, it is easy for animal rights activists to claim that there are no clear-cut criteria between apes and humans.  Given the logical starting place of evolution, such a deduction follows.  Unfortunately, because evolution is trusted as science instead of philosophy, a large number of people have bought into the whole package.  This one is based on flawed statistics.  The 98% similarity figure, often echoed in the news media, is both false and misleading (09/23/2002, 10/25/2002, 08/22/2006).  Depending on what parts of the genome are compared, you can derive almost any figure you want    The Animal Rights movement is a study in itself, but Wikipedia gives us a brief introduction:Animal rights, also known as animal liberation, is the movement to protect non-human animals from being used or regarded as property by humans.  It is a radical social movement insofar as it aims not only to attain more humane treatment for animals, but also to include species other than human beings within the moral community by giving their basic interests � for example, the interest in avoiding suffering – the same consideration as those of human beings.  The claim is that animals should no longer be regarded legally or morally as property, or treated as resources for human purposes, but should instead be regarded as legal persons.Protecting animals is one thing, but giving them human legal status is quite another.  We all support the idea of protecting animals from abuse, but leveraging that support into a law to humanize animals is a bit out of bounds.  Nowhere in the Bible is there any indication that God holds animals to a moral standard.  The application of moral standards to animals is a result of the evolutionary doctrine that we are just smart animals.  Notice that their use of “morally” in the above quote is applied only to humans, not animals.  We know from experience that animals do not behave morally, and we have no expectation that they will.  How then can they be included in the “moral community”?  We are the moral community, not animals    Wikipedia continues with an interesting statistic that does not bode well for our legal future as humans, and sheds some light on the ultimate Animal Rights goals:Animal law courses are now taught in 79 out of 180 United States law schools, and the idea of extending personhood to animals has the support of some senior legal scholars, including Alan Dershowitz and Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School.  The Seattle-based Great Ape Project is campaigning for the United Nations to adopt a Declaration on Great Apes, which would see gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos included in a “community of equals” with human beings, extending to them the protection of three basic interests: the right to life, the protection of individual liberty, and the prohibition of torture.  This is seen by an increasing number of animal rights lawyers as a first step toward granting rights to other animals.When rights are granted to the Great Apes, will they be expected to abide by them?  Will chimpanzees be expected to respect the rights of monkeys, and stop eating them?  When rights are granted to “other animals” will wolves be expected to stop killing and eating deer, which have as much right to life as they do?  Will the United Nations pass a motion censoring wolves for their disregard of the rights of deer?  This should raise some red flags in the minds of evolutionists that perhaps their logical train of thought is about to derail, but we shouldn’t hold out too much hope.  Morality is a human trait.  You can’t apply such a thing as the prohibition of torture to animals.  They don’t even understand the concept.  They are not sentient.  They are not morally responsible.  They are not made in the image of God.    —DK(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img 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Look Backwards for Your Values and Virtues

first_imgThe rules for success—and a successful life—haven’t changed very much (if they’ve changed at all). There are a certain set of character traits, beliefs, and behaviors that have served people since there have been people. There are virtues that have survived for millennia because they have been found useful, making them subject to the Lindy Effect. The Lindy Effect says that the longer something nonperishable survives, like an idea, the longer it will survive into the future.Aristotle had a list of 12 virtues that included courage, temperance, liberality, magnificence, pride, honor, good temper, friendliness, truthfulness, wit, friendship, and justice. His list of virtues is around 2,400 years old and as relevant today as they were in Ancient Greece.The Romans had 14 virtues. As you might imagine, there is a bit of overlap here: Auctoritas (knowing one’s place), Comitas (humor), Clementia (mercy), Dignitas (dignity), Firmitas (tenacity), Frugalitas (frugalness), Gravitas (gravity), Honestas (respectability), Humanitas (humanity, kindness), Industria (industriousness), Pietas (dutifulness), Prudentia (prudence), Salubritas (wholesomeness), Severitas (sternness, discipline), Veritas (truthfulness).Ben Franklin lived long after the Roman Empire and “the Roman Way” had died. There is roughly 1,300 years between Franklin and Rome’s demise in 476. Franklin had 13 virtues. He wrote his in a book and gave himself marks for keeping them each day. His were temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility. Being remarkably human, he didn’t always keep these virtues. Many of these virtues go back to what Aristotle held true.Right now, a lot of people believe disruption is a value. They believe that what has come before is of no use to the future and that everything should be torn down to make way for what is new—even if what is new isn’t an improvement. Human progress has always been incremental, transcending and including what came before. What is working now looks very much like an improvement on what came before.Even more tend to believe that fame is a virtue, even when many are famous only for being famous, something that would have been confusing to those for whom fame was something earned through contribution. There are too many who have put the cart before the horse, seeking fame without developing themselves and without contribution. Mastery would be a better value (Gravitas).When it comes to business, the ethos of today is that one should build a business with the intention of flipping it. This ethos is really a pathology of the “get rich quick without working” variety. There are a lot of good reasons to start a business, and one should begin with the end in mind. But to be sure, you start a business because you want to create value for your clients. The thought of starting a business without pouring your heart and soul into is saddening. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Maria Sharapova responds to Eugenie Bouchard’s ‘cheater’ claims: I am way above that

first_imgFormer world No. 1 Maria Sharapova has hit back at Canadian tennis ace Eugenie Bouchard after the latter called her a ‘cheat’ and urged the WTA not to allow dope offenders to return to the sport.Sharapova made a successful comeback to tennis after a 15-month suspension for doping by reaching the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Thursday.The 30-year-old Russian, who has won five Grand Slams and is among the highest-paid athletes in the world, returned to action on Wednesday with a straight sets win over Roberta Vinci following her suspension for the use of banned substance meldonium. She then eased past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 in her second match to move into the last-8 stage.”I don’t have anything to say – I am way above that,” she told reporters when asked to respond to Bouchard’s comments.”Being in the Quarterfinals here again, is special” [email protected] #PTGP2017 WTA (@WTA) April 27, 2017Many of her rivals were not happy with Sharapova receiving a wildcard entry into the Stuttgart event including Bouchard, who said the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) was sending the wrong message in allowing Sharapova to come back.”I don’t think that’s right. She’s a cheater and so, to me, I mean I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be able to play that sport again,” Bouchard said in an interview on Thursday.”It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids, you know, cheat, and we’ll welcome you back with open arms. I don’t think that’s right and it’s definitely not someone I can say I look up to anymore because it’s definitely ruined it for me a little bit,” she added.advertisementShes a cheater. She shouldnt be allowed to play again.?? We asked @geniebouchard about Maria Sharapovas comeback TRT World (@trtworld) April 27, 2017last_img read more

Jamaica Encouraged to Develop Health Tourism Industry

first_imgExecutive Director of the Washington, D.C., Board of Medicine, Dr. Jacqueline Watson, says Jamaica can establish and operate a thriving health tourism industry, mainly in the area of health care.Making a presentation on June 17, at a forum exploring the diversity of Jamaica’s tourism product, at the 5th Biennial Diaspora Conference, being held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Dr. Watson pointed out that the services generally sought by Americans for health care include orthopaedic surgeries, hip replacement, and dental surgery.“Health and wellness integrated care, that is where Jamaica has a distinct advantage, and we have to start the medical tourism development from a health perspective,” she told her audience.She urged the country to prepare for the new US health care plan slated to come on stream during 2015, as Jamaica could attract many persons who will then have health insurance.“People travel, and the main reason they are travelling is for health reasons, and they choose an attractive destination. Depending on the services you are offering, it can certainly be a boom to the economy,” Dr. Watson said.Explaining the concept of health tourism, she described it as the movement of people from a “highly developed area of the world for medical health care, usually to find treatment at a lower cost.”Dr. Watson pointed out that over 50 countries have identified medical tourism as a national industry, adding that Jamaica would be an ideal destination, given the fact that medical training in Jamaica is in keeping with standards in the US and the United Kingdom.For his part, Vice President at JAMPRO, Claude Duncan, told the forum that many persons from abroad, including the Caribbean are currently utilizing health facilities in Jamaica.He said that insurance companies in those countries encourage persons to travel overseas for medical procedures, as it is less costly to them, while increasing earnings for the host country.Meanwhile, noted Jamaican Scientist, Professor Henry Lowe, said the investment opportunities in health are enormous, and persons should seize them.Contact: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

Police Investigate weekend Robberies

first_img Related Items:#BlueHillsrobberies, #helpstopcrimeinTCI, #weekendrobberiesinProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 15, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating a number of Robberies that occurred over the weekend in the Blue Hills area of Providenciales.Around 5:08am on Sunday 3rd March 2017, a complainant reported that he heard rambling from his neighbor’s apartment as if someone was burglarizing it.   Police responded to the scene located on Bay Road where the victim was met.   He told officers that he had just arrived home when two men (one short and the other tall) with firearms approached him demanding money. He gave them a small amount of cash.   The culprits took him to his room where they assaulted him, took his cell phone and another sum of money.Another male reported that while at the same location, as he was about to exit his vehicle an unknown masked man approached him with a gun and demanded money.  The gunman ordered him to lay on the ground as he searched the victim.   A black Samsung cellphone was stolen.  Checks were made in the area for persons fitting the descriptions given but no one was found.  Investigation are ongoing in both matters.If anyone has information relating to this incident contact the police at Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901 or contact Crime stoppers at 1-800-8477.   The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.   We remind you not to report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.Press Release: RTCIPF#BlueHillsrobberies#weekendrobberiesinProvo#helpstopcrimeinTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more