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When the last of the iconic animals have been shot for whatever reason, tourists who support the sanctuaries and the country as a whole, will stop to come. If politicians and others, who let harm be done to the wildlife children - the country's heritage entrusted to them - then those uncaring and self-serving people do not deserve that heritage. Other countries in the world would only have been too happy to have these creatures and provide them the security they deserve.
henry wolfe gummer Suspicion is not the same as knowing for sure! What were the circumstances? Was the man out throwing rocks at the elephant to get him away from crops or what? People put themselves in danger when they attack a wild elephant. The elephant has to survive too. They were there first. This killing by Kenyan authorities is outrageous. I feel for the man's family but killing the elephants doesn't solve their problem. Losing just one of these big guys is devastating for the future of elephants. Their future is in danger but humans' futures are not.
So what's wrong with this story? There are many solutions to human/wildlife conflict, from buzzing bees, to buzzing drones, to helicopter herding as happens in the Maasai Mara and Samburu. Was the male in musth and threatening people? Could it not be moved away from people? How was the man killed-defending his crops, walking alone at night, throwing rocks at the elephant, defending his family?
Killing a wild animal for being wild, is not the pathway to peaceful coexistence. You can't apply human logic to a wild animal's way of thinking, because humans have stepped out of nature. henry wolfe
No need to be sour just because the red cars broke down - twice ;)
When LH wins its his achievement. When he loses it's Mercedes.MMM
Yup - http://abyc.co.za/ladies-show-their-mettle/
Any results from the weekend race ???
What a great day in the end fantastic race right down the bitter end with only seconds between the first and second boat. Great to see more boats on the water for a change.
Great story. It's always very sad to see and hear stories of animals indiscriminately caught in snares and dying a slow horrific death. Poachers should be shot on sight to help deter this horrendous practice.
Bibliophile, you've made totally irrelevant points in view of the writer's objective to point out that renewal is needed in Africa, seen in a global perspective.
Most of the reformers who are represented by statues at the Reformation Wall memorial in Geneva were Calvinists. Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli are represented there but have significantly less prominent memorials at the side of the wall. It is all very well talking about having "simple" principles but surely the more important consideration all Christians need to consider is whose principles actually constitute orthodox Christianity? Calvin's? Luther's? Zwingli's? Anyone's?
The only reason why the Chinese authorities were able to "effect a seamless transition to a new leadership team" is because China is not a democracy and because its communist government intends to keep it that way by all means necessary including but not limited to brutally supressing its citizen's human rights. In that sense China has not progressed at all from "the grip of Mao".
I like Eddies writings but he is wrong to think that Africa is making great strides Africa will never in his lifetime of those of his children make great strides as it is not in the genes or capability to make great strides if not advised ,assisted and helped by another race.be it the Chines who I have a great admiration for even their politics fit in with their economic style. gummer
EDDIE, you conclude with the statement:- " In Zimbabwe we have 5 million well educated young people in the Diaspora, they are learning new ways of doing things, adopting a new World View and when finally, they come home, nothing will ever be the same again." Many Zimbos in the diaspora, if not most of them, have been away from home for ten, twenty, thirty years. They have re-established themselves successfully in that diaspora, carving out careers, acquiring homes, raising families - in short, living normal lives in real freedom & democracy..... and, consequently, who now care little about Zimbabwe (and even less for notion of ever going to live there again). The criminal & brutal takeover of Zimbabwe has smouldered on for so long now, and has delivered such complete destruction & depravity masking itself as governance, that you will find most of that the Diasporan Birds have not only flown, they have gone for good ! Mugabe & tjums and ZANUpf should have been dealt with by the people decisively 15-20 years ago and, under the MDC banner they were. However, the ZANUpf accomplices in the regional Liberation Movements-become-governments generally (and the ANCpf in particular), made sure that this democratic process was criminally subverted. And you in the MDC rolled over and into bed with them......you were had, hook, line and sinker..... SHAME on you. Only recently, EDDIE, you penned your hopes on the succession of MNANGAGWA to the Praesidium..... SHAME on you again ! I think you need to stop smoking your socks, Eddie. I will consider viewing Zimbabwe's future in a more positive light when I learn of the full re-instatement of all Zim Government pensions, the seizure and repatriation of stolen loot stashed by Jongwe functionaries abroad, and when MUGABE, MNANANGAGWA & the Top Table in ZANUpf are securely behind bars awaiting arraignment in front of a competent Court of Real Justice. You really do need to cease dreaming and navel gazing, Eddie. Let's be honest - the false hope you preach does nobody any real good in the long term.....
One should be EXTREMELY cautious of quoting people when you actually know so little about them and their works The Nazis were particularly enamored of Luther’s 1543 work, “On The Jews And Their Lies.” Hendel said that though Luther was not always anti-Semitic, he came to hate Jews after they refused to convert en masse to Christianity. In November 1933, the Nazis marked the 450th anniversary of Luther’s birth with a nationwide “German Luther Day.” Party leaders praised Luther’s “ethno-nationalist mission,” and called their movement “the completion of the German Reformation in the Third Reich.” Nazi propagandists also celebrated the fact that the infamous Kristallnacht night of violence against Jews in 1938 fell over Luther’s birthday. Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward/385670/how-nazis-used-martin-luthers-virulent-anti-semitism/ Further background http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/martin-luther-quot-the-jews-and-their-lies-quot https://lutheranreformation.org/history/luther-and-the-jews/ The actual book ( read and see for yourself ) https://archive.org/details/TheJewsAndTheirLies1543En1948
Malgas has entered, now looking for some more ABYC challengers and crew to particate from ABYC.
Blade Runner, the final chapter: Their dystopian dream, in one sentence seen by those who keen, "Robots, artificial intelligence and the Internet are the things that promise us smarter cities and easier lives", trancefellated "Trancehumanism, zero intelligence and the net of puppet strings that promise you surveillance cities and Orwellian lies", but then Goldstein must have his way, eyes wide shut, the steely trap doth in your path lay, will you fly or will ye their inane insane game play.
Why are we as South Africans paying so much for fuel. Namibia for example purchases their fuel from South Africa at a ridiculous amount ( say R4,50 - R5.00 per litre) and then sells it to their citizens for R7 something per litre. Why are we paying the premium price for fuel and electricity when the rest of our African neighbours pay the lesser amount. Petrol prices go through the roof and so does the cost of living, making it harder for the citizens of this country ... think for once about the well being of your fellow South Africans before the rest of Africa! Same with our electricity ... our prices skyrocket and we have to sit in the dark whilst the rest of Africa has a blast!
Interessante manier om 'n ding te se (oorspronklik op "PI News" gelees). Geert Wilders oor die integrasie van Moslems by 'n onderhoud met De Telegraaf: "Dit is nie vyf of twee minute voor twaalf nie, dit is reeds amper oggend!" PVV-voorman Geert Wilders maakt zich onverminderd grote zorgen over integratie van moslims. In onze reeks Islam in Nederland waarschuwt hij voor het ’afsterven’ van onze cultuur. „Het is niet vijf voor twaalf of twee voor twaalf; het is bijna ochtend https://www.pvv.nl/36-fj-related/geert-wilders/9610-telegraaf-interview-geert-wilders-islam-is-wat-mij-betreft-geen-religie.html Op dieselfde manier, watter tyd van die dag is dit huidig in Suid-Afrika? Reeds middernag die volgende dag?
Jy bedoel seker Caster, waar ek Casper is.
Stem saam, Casper is 'n man. Die arme vroue atlete trek aan die kortste ent. Wat 'n siek wêreld.
Daar is voorstelle by ander skole vir rompe vir seuns, om uniformiteit te behaal.
Nog 'n wekroep vir die talmende blanke en meer konserwatiewe Afrikaner. Selfbeskik en selfregeer oor kerk, werkpreserverende ekonomie, gesondheid, opvoeding en leefstyl, - onder andere, - of word verswelg deur 'n toenemend dwase en onvolhoubare mensdom.
In Kanada het die voornaamwoorde verander van he en she na zer en zee en ook nog ander vorme waarvan my eie lewenservaring te beperk is om te kan begryp. Toe wonder ek so bymeselwers wat sal "hy" en "sy" in Afrikaans word en hoe vêr sal dit wees van "hie" en "ha"? Dus as twee van die een soort en twee van die anderste soort saamstap kan ons in Afrikaans na hulle verwys as "Daar kom hie, hie en ha, ha?"
Ek het nog altyd so stilweg vermoed dat die werklike diskriminasie in die geval van Cluster Sementbal teen die ander sportvroue is, wat moet meeding sonder die kragvoordele van die manlike fisiologie en dus geneties geprogrammeer is om nie eerste te kan kom nie. Maar wat weet 'n ou wit man, gevestig in die patriargie, dan nou ook van geslagsgelykheid in al seshonderd moontlike verskillende geslagsvorme?
Hier op die plaas gebruik ons nie woord "transgender" nie. As 'n bok tweeslagtig gebore word, wat so een keer in 'n duisend voorkom, gebruik ons die woord trassie. Ou Afrikaanse woord wat algemeen gebruik word om daardie grys area te beskryf tussen wat duidelik seuntjies en dogtertjies is.
Kul jou hier,kul jou daar en 'Zie daar'.
Suethezulu, buying the votas, the cadres parlaying the usual "fool you". Alles for flea, everything for free, a majority of the missing brain cells middle don't belong at a university, taxpayers on the hook for the billions that these cretins demand be allocated to their payday book, the burning, looting and destroying continues apace, 3 years in succession, to the bottom they merrily race, Giguava certainly makes the case!