Monday, March 30, 2009

See What We See News Archive: anti-Earth Day acts of defiance: CMR has the story


Note from the Editor:

I didn't even know there was an "Earth Day" Defiance campaign: but as I like my lights, alarms and electric fence etc: my lights were on during Earth Hour, I even communicated over the Internet: and maybe used my phone:

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ANC president to be out of court's way: because of "illegal" tap on former RSA president?

(Altered Persuasion )

(Altered? As possibly guessed by some: Altered Persuasion, is where we ask controversial questions, and write articles, which may be controversial, or opinion, or satire, or sarcasm, and may have no real, or even apparent or Prima Facie result, or Prima Facie unintentional intent, except to question.
Persuasion: do I have to define it? Being Editor means I don't, unless my audience demands it: tough decision, really: ok, I won't define it: just out of pure boredom, and, aren't definitions so controversial: does life begin when it begins, or when the poor little thing has first breathed?)

(as is obligatory for an Editor:)

Article by Marc Aupiais

--article updated to edit out errors--

"Zuma" (a.k.a. get me my "shower" to avoid "the HIV", and "women in short dresses": they want my Zulu manliness: even if they are an infected AIDS activist (now in exile, fearing for her life)) , "Jacob" (Machine gun song) "Zuma": has done everything to avoid having his corruption, tax-evasion etc trial from going to court: after originally asking for his "day in court": it seems, that not every politician gets "their day": ...in court: according to fascinating daily and weekly newspapers that is:

So, while we are talking about "Zuma"'s 8 (That's eight but maybe more or less: it's such a constant, we forget sometimes) years suspended by "something" from going to "court" (really ... someone "should" (but likely won't) be sued for wasting taxpayer's time): now, he seems to have gotten a more failsafe solution, if newspaper reports are to be believed: apparently ("Sunday Independent": of the IOL group: says it is likely) the "National Prosecuting Authority" ("NPA") is about to drop charges again who they call "Mr. Zuma": based on seemingly allegedly illegally gathered evidence of a "political" conspiracy against the alleged (according to previous allegations made by said alleged "NPA") "corruptioneer", and tax shaking dance man: if they are to have been believed previously.

I always knew the "ANC" liked "abortions": who knew it extended to days in court!

Over 700 charges are expected to be dropped from the docket: allegedly according to mainstream journalism: because a former "Scorpion's" (Disbanded (during "Zuma/Selebi Fiasco") "RSA" version of he "FBI") boss told the (now gotten rid of, or is it taken care of, but he still is alive) president he was loyal to the presidency? and because someone was allegedly "illegally" monitoring "presidential communications" at this time: so that these allegedly illegal "intelligence" tapes: have landed squarely with "Mr Shower to get rid of HIV. J.  Zuma"'s Lawyers' desks. Last time I looked: illegally gathered information is "inadmissible" in court: if the "NPA" really has a "Prima Facie" case against "Comrade" (The "Showering" "away" "the HIV", "machine gun" wielding: or at least-ing-ly singing about that: sing and dance showman) "Zuma": then a couple of tapes resembling "blackmail" shouldn't do much to change their decision. They are, after all, if "illegally" gathered: as the "Sunday Independent" ("The Thinking Man's [Sunday Read]": and better than "that" (to quote what's "that": previous American President: Clinton?) "Sunday Times": which I myself may delay a trial over, if I were to read it: to prevent people knowing I had read it?): not worth much in court, if illegally gathered: that is.

As the plot thickens, and I laugh un-gaily (For once the illiterate section of is he Catholic group will be right: even though that is an old english word: meaning happily: the bigger cue is the name of this service: "South African Catholic"), in a sarcastic smile about "South Africa"'s "Ruling" "ANC"'s: (in the) "Mail and Guardian": alleged "funding" from the "Chinese" "Communist Party" (can't be too careful:

with quotation marks)
(Or with formatting and Grammar):

Meanwhile: the "choice" to bar the "Dalai Lama" (Who just for "that" government official: who allegedly asked "who is the Dalai Lama anyway" (paraphrase): is not a Llama: but the leader ("allegedly" in "Exile") of what used to be called "TIBET": but which Google Maps calmly responds: and  calls: "Xizang, China" , even If I say it in CAPITAL letters in an angry internet voice to it(Sad face!))  from getting a Visa to "South Africa": in case, what: he chooses to mention the fact he is allegedly "exiled" from his "home" "country": where article 2 section d genocide is possibly, maybe just being committed against his people, among other human rights abuses: really: these "pacifists  when occupied by Chinese human rights reports mentioned: gaily viewing Chinese": are a huge "threat" to our balance sheet aren't they? Except when we see how many textile and other workers have lost everything in exchange for "fair" "trade" with China: whom the "Mail And Guardian" says are allegedly funding the "ANC" ("African National Congress") election campaign: along with "Libya" et al.

As to the ANC's new reported hopefully really really please be fractional section of Afrikaaner supporters: that: to "Showerman's possible (if he minds it at all) Dismay" will probably call it the "Aaaahhhhh, Een, Seer"(: the point of which: is that such sounds quite contented), but their sighs of contentment (disliked by other Afrikaaners, who support the DA, COPE, or the FF+ et al: and who amazingly also either pronounce the letters ANC in Afrikaans, or in English): under "Jacob" "Shower-man" "Zuma"'s rule during a recession: may be disturbed by the fact that the man never got his Senior Certificate from school?!

Question: if the "ANC" did receive "arms deal" money, which could have gone into an "Alms Deal": does that make them an "illegitimate government" (to quote us on "Madagascar"'s new "president": who admittedly are a "government" created via what "South Africa", or some nation somewhere calls an "unconstitutional" "coop") these past few years: for what would be use of state power to aid their election wants, and question 2, do "Oilgate" and "Travelgate" and the new and improved "Zumagate", and "Shaik-gate" and now allegedly "Mbekigate": influence the legitimacy of the "Republic" part of a  "South African" state: and Question 3: can't mainstream journalists come up with a name for an alleged scandal: not involving the word "Gate": or do they just reminiscent of "Watergate": and hope for the same, or is it "just to sell newspapers", or maybe it is "easier that way"?

Speaking of which: what happened to having a "Constitution", on their side: is largely unknown to SUM$ of the politically less connected "South Africans": it seems to some commentators: that "political connections", and "intelligence" on the prosecutors, prosecuting you, and if possible the president of the "republic" at "that" time: are what "rule" "South Africa". One need only view "Travel Gate" (no reference to airport "gates"), or the "arms deal" (I know, no Capitals, bad me for that spelling, I mean grammar: "Error"?: but we could have spared allot of SA capital there: and no: it isn't the "Alms Deal": that is what many of the people wanted then though) to be a little scared. As to religious rights: wouldn't someone object if the "Pope" were denied entry into South Africa: I am sure that the "Dalai Lama" fiasco (No, he isn't a Llama, for those more of note people, who may think so (actually explained that one the other day: sort of, I think?): and as a person: shouldn't he have rights under our "Constitution?") is something to do with religious rights, or maybe it is just the "religious right" who think that: and isn't buying "Chinese" "child"-labour produced products, and making them (or Chinese clothing) almost the only option for us poor consumers to buy against the section 28 c of the "constitution" part of our "Constitution": you know: involving "Child Labour"?

As to "that" evidence "that" "that" "Dalai Lama" may mention that he is  "allegedly" in "exile" from "Tibet" ("which" Google" maps" doesn't believe is a place (When I entered "Narinia": it took me to Narni TR, Italy: when I entered "Middle Earth": it took me to: "Middle Earth, Solomons, MD, USA", and not to "New Zealand" ): mind you, "Google" "likes" their "Chinese" "market"): the now "alleged" (by me) "question" is: "is the alleged intelligence: from that 'Chinese' 'based' 'computer' 'spying' 'network'": which "compromised" 'Dalai Lama' (is it wrong that a really special: Google's spell-check which I really do use: lets me write "Dalai Llama", or that it thinks Dalai is a spelling mistake? ) 'Centers' throughout the 'world'?

On a lighter note: our 'Chinese' made clothes, are quite comfortable: and the bloodstains of possible child labour, and the fired "R"SA textile industry: and those (really did try to use "That") foreign based human rights abuses: oh well: child labour doesn't show up as much: that is: when everyone's possibly wearing it:

As they say: "Africa isn't for" (word omitted): and it's true: it's for corruptionaires and '"gaters": after all: we need to have something better than crocodiles when we don't have alligators...

If there were a scandal involving "Bill Gates": would the Press call it "Gate-Gate"?

Pax, and Caelum Tecum: but not too soon; I still want you to read my fascinating satirical editorials!
"Rest in Peace", and wake up refreshed.

Marc Aupiais
Editor of "South African Catholic": hoping not to get too many complaint letters about my article: which is surprisingly not "PC", even though I wrote it on a "PC". Speaking of which, I think that like today: I often get the Blue Screen of Death when covering certain, um, issues: am I infected with that network: "Ghostnet", was it?

Maybe those were those infections my software discovered this morning ...?

If I don't have a "web-cam": can they use my non-existent "web-cam" on me: and if I do: can they choose not to?

Yes, I am in one of those moods: and the best cure would be for the NPA not to drop those all important charges!

RIP what was possibly once the "reputation" "of" "Human Rights" "Famous" "South Africa": I have dearly loved you so (or was it Lint Chocolate, I love?)?, oops I mean Pax tecum my hopefully (please please be): loyal audience: apparently "South Africa" "lost" it's "Human Rights" "reputation" "long" "ago": and I thin' the "United Nations"' "Security Council" had something to do with it?!


God bless, 
Marc Aupiais
Editor
Not Again? (Sarcastic Smiling face)I forgot to take off the cross off feature, didn't I?











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Sunday, March 29, 2009

RSA News: More sexual "misconduct" at "Oprah Winfrey's":"Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy"; near Vereeniging

(Social Justice South Africa ; c.f. IOL (Independent; Secular; South African) 29 / 03 / 2009 )

Article by Marc Aupiais

--Article updated to answer reader's question--

--"Vereeniging"--"South Africa"--29 - 03 - 2009  --"Oprah"--"Oprah Winfrey"--"Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy"--"Schooling in South Africa"--"Alleged Sexual misconduct allegedly involving minors"--"Indecent Assault"--"History of sexual issues at Oprah Academy"-- "Oprah raped as a child"--"Lisa Halliday": spokeswoman for academy--"Virginia Tiny Makgobo" ex-matron at academy--



The effects of celebrity talk show host: "Oprah Winfrey": continue, into this year ...to "touch" "South Africans": particularly the girls who allegedly: have been "sexually abused", or who have allegedly been involved in "Sexual Misconduct" at her all-girls:  "Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy", near "Vereeniging", a small city in "Gauteng Province", "South Africa". Last year, "Virginia Tiny Makgobo",  a 27 year old: at the time: matron at the school: was arrested for allegedly soliciting indecent acts from a minor (several if I remember properly: of the girls), among other alleged crimes involving the girls at the all-girl's school, her arrest sparked an outcry: against the "Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy": a pet "South African" project of "Oprah Winfrey" herself.

Now, 7 (Seven) girls, according to "Oprah"'s school's spokeswoman: "Lisa Halliday": have been suspended from the school: for breaking school conduct: or as the Afrikaans Weekly Sunday newspaper:"Rapport", puts it: for "sexual misconduct":

"According to a letter sent to the parents of one of the girls, aged 15: "You... have been found guilty of physical contact with of a sexual nature with another pupil on campus, harassment, bullying other girls on campus and of being dishonest by not telling investigators the whole truth.""
(IOL (Independent; Secular; South African) 29 / 03 / 2009 )
"Oprah Winfrey", herself, raped as a young girl: has not succeeded in giving back to the community in this case: nor in creating much of the good PR: she constantly seems to get from "American" press agencies: instead: story after story has left her leadership academy: of sexually concerning events, or concerns against, or about the girls staying there.

This latest incident was reported in the "Afrikaans" newspaper, the "Rapport": we have yet to gauge in the media: a response from "Oprah Winfrey" on yet another scurry of sexual activity, amongst minors at her academy.

Sexual relations with another person under the age of 16, in "South Africa": is a crime: punishable with a prison term: as rape.

In answer to a viewer: the school is not for rape victims: it's simply alleged that some girls were raped there!

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Chinese hackers compromise Dalai Lama Exile centres?

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. New York Times (Liberal; Secularist; Independent; American) 28 / 03 / 2009 (published online a day later); Mail and Guardian (South African; Independent; Secular) 21 / 03 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais


--"Toronto"-"Canada"---"Tibet"/"Xizang"-"China"--Information and security Compromised--"Chinese" computers compromise Tibetan Exile centers' computers, and foreign governments'--- 28 - 03 - 2009---Dalai Lama Fiasco-- "New York Times" as primary source-- "South Africa"'s possible ties with "China" investigated further down in article--

The "New York Times" reports: that the "Munk Center for International Studies", based at "Toronto University", in Ontario, Canada: has discovered a pervasive, and sophisticated spy web: centering on Asia, and Tibetan centers throughout the world. The hacking network, which was done, mostly using computers almost entirely based in China: has compromised embassies, and swiped government files throughout the world. It was discovered when the "Dalai Lama" approached the "Munk Center for International Studies": who are known for expertise in discovering such networks.

According to the "New York Times:" the team included: "Ronald J. Deibert", "Greg Walton", "Nart Villeneuve" and "Rafal A. Rohozinski": who discovered the network spanning 103 different countries: and the specific Tibetan centers in Brussels: "Belgium", London: "England", and New York, in the "United States of America" (USA) : as well as that in India.

The system has been stealing files, and can even activate cameras connected with a computer, and recording devices. The Attack, focused on South, and South-Wast Asia, but attacking dozens of vital computers throughout the world daily: it seems dangerous to all national governments, even compromising a NATO computer for half a day, and it is focussed: not simply attacking random computer networks: but those of embassies, foreign offices, and other such vital services.

Recently, the Dalai Lama was denied entrance into "South Africa", by our ANC lead government. This coincided with newspaper activity: accusing the ANC ("African National Congress"): of being funded by China, Libya, Angola, and India. Refusal to reveal the Communist Affiliated ANC's sources of funding, has lead to accusations: that South Africa's human-rights-fatal stint on the UN ("United Nations") security council: was highly influenced by monetary allegiance to certain countries' ruling parties.

"Cardinal Wilfred Napier", of Durban, "South Africa": on behalf of the SACBC ("Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference") said that denying the Dalai Lama a visa was a violation of religious rights.

The spy network is within the capabilities: of "China", "Russia", and "The United States of America" (USA): all of whom are accused, in the "New York Times"' article: of using such sort of pervasive techniques to gain access to intelligence and other information
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Journey: Peter, drop that sword? Was Jesus a pacifist?

(Tridentine South Africa ; Journey in a Broken World )

Article by Marc Aupiais

Now, is it not odd: that Jesus who told his Apostles to get swords: now attacks Peter for using one: "52 Jesus then said, 'Put your sword back, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword." (Matthew 26, NJB) We forget: that this is not the entire quote: in fact, the version in John, hardly mentions this: rather: a few verses before it notes that Jesus asked the attackers to leave his followers alone, and take him himself. Peter is not pleased by this: and rather chooses to fight. It is highly likely that Jesus is not prophesying, but rather saying to Peter: if you take up this fight, against all of these men: you shall die. It is further, seemingly a reference to when Peter desires that Jesus not be crucified: the sword: the human method of salvation: is here lambasted by Jesus: who knows that Peter does not desire for the events of Good Friday to happen: Peter would rather that God be proved a liar, than lose him temporarily.

This is furthered by Saint Paul who notes: that he who focuses only on the physical, shall die, yet the spirit is life.

Ultimately, we must view this verse, as is: a warning against viewing things in a purely physical way: Jesus tells Peter why he must put down his sword, in the same sentence almost: for he himself could stop it: this was not the "Time to Kill", but something that had to happen: God gave his life over in failed trust of the temporal, which he knew was to be abused: so that we would trust in God: Reality Himself.

This does not mean that we are not ever to take the sword, nor that the physical does not matter, clearly, Romans 10 says just the opposite: it means that the servant of God: must be in synchronicity with God's plan: sometimes: this even means disobeying the unjust command of even a bishop: in unison with the papacy, and magisterium: even from the pope in his personal capacity.

The principles of Just War are clear here: Peter had no chance of success: Jesus said that "He who takes up the sword shall die by the Sword!", could he not be referring to those in that very situation. plenty of sword fighters have not died in that manner: plenty whom Jesus would know of. Rather: he cures the damage done by Peter: and thereby spares Peter's life: in curing the enemy man's servant.

We should not easily read into the bible what is not there. What is there: is that human action by those in the church: actions contrary to the will of God: if taken to their extent, only damage God's plan: and in the end infuse death into those who do such. Compromise on justice, and obedience to God: is not a Catholic virtue, it is not a virtue: but illogical: if God is so wise: he sees what we are faced with: if he is not, he is not God: by compromising on our faith: we in fact testify that we do not serve God: let us not unintentionally blaspheme: we serve reality Himself, and we know that Reality is God, for every God must rely on Reality, and we know Reality is the source of all thought: and holds all the attributes of God, and that Reality is the name of God: and so: let us trust Reality: and do as we do in line with His true divine will: let us take up the swords he desires, and not those he apposes.











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Friday, March 27, 2009

Girl: 12: of note (class assignment) speach against abortion, likely delivered in the United States of America

Article by Marc Aupiais

We came accross the following video: of a speach given by a Grade 7 pupil in her class, on the topic of Abortion.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOR1wUqvJS4

Please note, that her reference to the mother's choice not to have "unprotected Sex", is inaccurate: due to how notoriously, the use of condoms, and the procurement of abortions are linked. We do not guarantee the accuracy of her statements. It, is simply an of interest story: for the manner of the speech, and its delivery: we imply no endorsement of the girl, no endorsement of her speech, and no endorsement of her statistics: however we do endorse that she is making statements against the scourge of Abortion: which so destroys the family in our modern world.









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FOX televisaion withdraws remarks about Canadian Military

Article by Marc Aupiais

We reported earlier on what was seen by some as: the rash and hurtful comments of a Fox television talk show, comments apparently: against the Canadian military. Canadian Daily: "The Star", has since printed a response, an "apology" from Fox:

http://www.thestar.com/article/607186









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Mexican Banks slated by Church:Banks Blamed with pushing forward the recession

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. AP (Secular; American; Independent) 26 / 03 / 2009; Reuters (Secular; Independent; British) 26 / 03 / 2009; Bloomberg (American; Independent; Secular) 26 / 03 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Mexico: is expected to take a stance against high interest rates on credit cards: used by Mexican banks:

Reporting on the possibility that Mexico will create a forced cut-off point of 33% interest on credit card purchases: the AP: has noted that the Catholic church, is among those apposing high rates in Mexico: gained by banks over credit cards: the quotation came from December, several month ago:

AP quotes the: Archdiocese of México, which is currently under the care of: Cardianl: Norberto Rivera Carrera:


""Banks are acting with irresponsible voracity, demanding extremely high interest rates which in the end, people won't be able to pay," the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said in December. Banks' "insatiable greed" is speeding an economic crisis that may spark social unrest, the Church warned."
(AP (Secular; American; Independent) 26 / 03 / 2009)

The Catholic understanding of the biblical ban on "Usury": is thought in modern times: to refer not to banking as it was once seen to refer to: in a time where all banking could have been seen as Usurious, but rather to unfairly extravagant interest rates.

The measures have already passed through two senate committees: and voting there suggests that they are likely to pass into Mexican law, when the full senate votes on them. The "Credit Crunch"/"Financial Crisis"/ Recent "Recession", has particularly hit many developing countries.










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A letter from a viewer of "South African Catholic": America still burning Bridges!

A hilarious/really sad letter we received: which is really sad: but just one more time where the Obama liking people have burnt more bridges: and we thought the restart/reset button from the US government to Russia (which hint didn't say restart), and the fact that Obama is looking forward to working with the French opposition was enough: now FOX news: not sure how they view Obama: have angered the Canadian government (I hope they aren't following Iran and North Korea now, not that they would): by suggesting that Canadian troops are not enough in the American launched Middle Eastern missions.

It seems that America may be well on its way back to its bad reputation, as the world realizes: "hey: it wasn't just Bush". At least if this unverified news source is at all accurate: which we are reporting on!

Please note: this is an unverified news source: we neither guarantee the accuracy, nor the fairness, nor offer endorsement in any way: of the quoted news source:


"Americans at it Again!!
March 23 2009 at 2:41 PM
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OTTAWA - The Canadian government has demanded an apology from Fox News for "despicable" and "disgusting" comments made on one of its late- night
programs.

The government was incensed by a recent talk-show segment on the American
conservative cable network that poked fun at Canada and the Canadian
military.


A group of pundits took turns trashing Canada and its reliability as an ally
in fighting terrorism last week as four more Canadian soldiers were killed
in separate attacks in Afghanistan.


Defence Minister Peter MacKay requested an apology just before leaving for
Canadian Forces Base Trenton, where he was to attend a repatriation ceremony
with the families of the latest soldiers killed.


"It's crass, it's insensitive, it's in fact disgusting, given the timing,"
MacKay said.


"There should be an apology - to the families in particular, and to the
Canadian Forces and to Canada generally - given the sacrifice and the
commitment that we've demonstrated in Afghanistan."


Canadian soldiers have been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001 and have
spent the last four years in the country's most violent region.


Canada has lost 116 soldiers in Afghanistan.


A spokesman stressed that the Canadian government specifically wants an
apology from the panelists who made the wisecracks - and not just from the
Fox network at large.


"These are despicable, hurtful and ignorant comments," said Dan Dugas, a
spokesman for MacKay.


"I think that so-called comedian should stare in the camera at his first
opportunity and apologize to all of the families of people he's hurt with
these despicable comments.


"And he's got to say, 'I was misinformed. I was ignorant of the truth and
the contribution of the Canadian Forces to the war on terror, and I want to
take it back. I know as a comedian that I can fail sometimes; I failed
miserably at this so-called comedy.'


"And his panelists should say the same."


Canada says it will withdraw most of its 2,500 troops from Kandahar when its
current combat mission expires in 2011.


News of that impending withdrawal, and the army chief's comments that the
military would need a year's hiatus to regroup and refurbish, served as a
launching pad for members. of the Fox panel to mock Canada.


The five-minute Fox News segment aired last week on the late-night program
"Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" and it was later posted on YouTube.


The segment features American panelists suggesting Canadian soldiers need
time off for "manicures and pedicures."

The item aired after Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, the Canadian Forces Chief of
Land Staff, said the military would need a one-year break from operations
after the difficult mission in Afghanistan winds down.

"The Canadian military wants to take a breather to do some yoga, paint
landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white capri pants," Gutfeld said
with a sneer, adding: "Isn't this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous
country? They have no army."

Another panelist, Doug Benson, said he didn't even know Canadian troops were
in Afghanistan.

"I didn't even know they were in the war. I thought that's where you go if
you don't want to fight - you go chill in Canada," he said.

The segment was posted online http://www.youtube.com/watch?vtcJn5XlbSFk)
under the title, "How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries."

So far, more than 3,000 people have posted responses to the clip, which also
makes fun of RCMP officers and their traditional red uniforms."








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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

South Africa: DA (Democratic Alliance): queries the possible dropping of over 700 Charges against ANC president on corruption

(Social Justice South Africa ; c.f. News24 (South African; Independent; Secular) 23 / 03 / 2009 ; 22 / 03 / 2009 )

Article by Marc Aupiais

In an email received from the Democratic Alliance (DA), we received the following information. Note, this is a quotation of an important source: we do not imply that it is accurate, nor do we imply that we in any way share or endorse the views expressed by members of the DA ("Democratic Alliance"), or others herein quoted:

Note: "Hellen Zille" is an ex-ANC member, and Struggle hero: she is leader of the DA: South Africa's major Opposition party. The DA, is the "Democratic Alliance": though its name has changed, under "Hellen Suzzman": during Apartheid: it was a strong opposition to the Apartheid system.

The ANC: is the "African National Congress": the Party "Nelson Mandela" came to power in. They support "Abortion": without mandatory councilling for minors: and a ten year prison sentence for attempting to prevent a legislated "abortion", they forced MPS to vote to legalize "Gay Marriage", and important supporters of this party, have seemingly called for bloodshed if "Jacob Zuma" does not become president: they intimidated voters in a recent by-election, and there have been violent clashes in Kwazulu-Natal between ANC and IFP (Inkata Freedom Party) supporters. The Dalai Lama was recently refused entrance into South Africa. South Africa's ruling party is communist affiliated: and let South Africa's textile industry crash basically out of existence: in order to allow "free trade" with China. The ANC does not release who their financial backers are: which has also caused concern: especially due to accusations that an "Arms Deal"'s spinoffs benefitted the majority party in South Africa.

The releasing of a man, "Shabir Shaik": accused of a generally corrupt Relationship with "Jacob Zuma": and convicted of this: on "health issues", not released to the public, recently caused outcry: with local newspaper headlines, and the lawyer for the doctors who treated him (appearing on SABC News (government station)): saying that claims that he was on his deathbed: were fabricated, and with a refusal of a judicial overview by the person responsible for his release. The ANC recently removed the previous head of the NPA, despite his name apparently being cleared of wrongdoing.

To my understanding: the NPA, has yet top actually drop charges against Jacob Zuma: but is likely to, unless something is done: according to the Star Newspaper (a member of IOL).

Quotation of the DA email we received:

"DA requests sight of Jacob Zuma’s representations to the NPA

On Sunday, DA leader Helen Zille wrote to the Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) requesting him to furnish the DA with the representations made by Jacob Zuma and the ANC to the National Prosecuting Authority.

This comes after last week’s decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that the DA had the right to make representations as the NPA reviews its decision whether or not to prosecute Jacob Zuma.

"Section 179(5)(d)(iii) of the Constitution states that the National Director may review a decision to prosecute or not to prosecute, after taking representations from any other person or party, besides the accused and the complainant, whom the ‘National Director considers to be relevant’,” said DA leader Helen Zille.

“As the official opposition, and as a political party represented in national, provincial and municipal spheres of government, the DA has a special constitutional role in upholding the rule of law, and the spirit and letter of the Constitution itself.”

Zille said that she believed that the DA would be in a position to make a compelling case for the prosecution of Jacob Zuma based on information already in the public domain. However, in order to address all the pertinent facts at issue, the DA required urgent sight of the representations made to the NPA by Mr Zuma and the African National Congress.

“All indications are that Jacob Zuma’s representations have prompted the NPA to review its decision to prosecute. This is despite the reportedly overwhelming prima facie evidence that obliges the NPA to continue with the prosecution,” she said.

Zille said that press reports on Friday indicated that alleged wrongdoing by former President Thabo Mbeki form the basis of Jacob Zuma’s representations to the NPA.

“If these reports are true, it would seem that, on face of it, such representations would not be sufficient for the NPA to drop the charges against Mr Zuma.”

She said that Mr Mbeki’s case was immaterial to the charges against Mr Zuma.

“If there is evidence that suggests Mr Mbeki acted illegally, then the NPA must charge him and continue with the prosecution of Mr Zuma.”

“Given the uncertainty as to the content of Jacob Zuma’s representations – and the apparently crucial role that they are set to play in the NPA’s decision – it is only proper that the DA is afforded the opportunity to study Jacob Zuma’s representations to the NPA and respond accordingly.” "







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Monday, March 23, 2009

DRC: Congo: North Kivu; North Africa: Fighting continues: Humanitarian situation far from over

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit News Service : French (Catholic; American; Independent) 23 / 03 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

According to Zenit News (French Edition): fighting, conflict and displacement of peoples in the North Kivu Region, of the Eastern stretch of the ("Democratic Republic of the Congo": DRC) Congo: continues: as government and rebel troops continue to confront one another.

A good translation of the French beginning of the Zenit article is:

"The seven bishops delegated by the National Episcopal Conference of Congo have returned to Kinshasa Friday after a week of mission of solidarity and comfort from populations of North Kivu and Eastern Province, victims of a humanitarian tragedy due to ongoing clashes between rebel troops and government forces have created new waves of displacement."
(Zenit News Service : French (Catholic; American; Independent) 23 / 03 / 2009)

The seven Bishops had been in the region: in a mission to create sustainable peace, solidarity, and reconciliation. The Bishops have been attempting to raise awareness of the innocent civilians, who being non-combatants: are often caught up in the conflicts of the DRC.

Both of the most publicized rebellions, that of the LRA ("Lord's Resistance Army": who appose the Ugandan government), and that of the "Kivu Rebels" (FDLR): are from foreign nationals operating in the Congo, and from those they have recruited to their cause. Accoring to the United Nations (UN), as quoted by Zenit News: 0.8 million (800 000: Eight hundred thousand) people are currently displaced in the DRC: these people are not easily accessing humanitarian aid: are vulnerable to criminals, rape, and threats to survival.







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Notre Dame supports Abortion Advocates? Invites Barak Obama to speak: and plans to give pro-infanticide politician honourary law degree!

(Social Justice South Africa )

Article by Marc Aupiais

Disturbing news about Notre Dame University in the United States of America has been circulating:

here is an article on this:
http://cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/446/Default.aspx

The head of Notre Dame can apparently be contacted here:
president@nd.edu I advise writing and asking information on this: and condemning the action if so.


Notre Dame has awarded many previous Presidents similar honors: however their focus on position seems worrying, and sends a certain message to Catholic voters.









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South Africa: SAPA PR: Statement on the denial of a visa to the Dalai Lama (Cardinal Wilfred Napier (DBN) Speaks out)

(Southern African Catholic Dispatches )

Article by Marc Aupiais


Disclaimer on message received from the SACBC today:



I am privileged to forward the following message from the SACBC, it concerns the recent EVENTS, WHEREBY SOUTH AFRICA HAS denied A visa TO THE Dalai Lama. 

As to the Bishops' Conference Press Release:
Rebroadcasting, or forwarding, or publishing this message does not imply endorsement of the Bishops conference, or any person mentioned in the contents of this dispatch/article, nor does it imply any endorsement of the accuracy, or content of views expressed in the forwarded content, which was sent to us by the Southern African catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC). We do not guarantee the accuracy, nor content, nor orthodoxy or fidelity of views expressed by the bishops conference, by emails sent to us via them, and by views recorded by them. These are not necessarily our views, nor do we necessarily express, or ascent to the views expressed in the message we are representing here for you:
The following is nothing, but a quotation of a source, that being an email we directly received from, Antoin Soubrier, representing Father Townsend, of the SACBC, as a press release:
Details of message received from Antoine Soubrier, of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC):

"---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Antoine Soubrier < ASoubrier@sacbc.org.za >;
Date: 2009/3/23
Subject: SAPA PR: Statement on the denial of a visa to the Dalai Lama
To: (Excluded for security)"

Contents:
"Immediate
Pretoria, Monday 23 March 2009

STARTS
Statement on the denial of a visa to the Dalai Lama.

Having hosted the Dalai Lama in Durban some years ago, I express my shock and regret at the denial of his visa. I am concerned that this man of peace is not allowed into our country at this time when we need people of peace to inspire us. I'm very concerned that our rights to association, freedom of religion and freedom of expression have been sold out to economic and political expedience once again.

                  Cardinal Wilfrid Napier
                  Archbishop of Durban
                  Spokesperson for the SACBC


ENDS

Released By Fr Chris Townsend on behalf of Cardinal Wilfrid Napier.

Office for Communication and Media
Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC)
Tel: +27 (0)12 323 6458
Mobile: +27 (0)82 783 4729
www.sacbc.org.za"











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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cameroon: "More a Dictatorship, than a democracy": Catholic Cardinal

(Social Justice South Africa ; c.f. Reuters (Secular; British; Independent) 21 / 03 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

--Yesterday-- Saturday 21 - 03 - 2009 -- Politics-- African Democracy--

Christian Wiyghan Cardinal Tumi (Cardinal Tumi), of the archdiocese of Douala, in Cameroon: was noted years ago: as saying that the "Law of the Strongest", governed Cameroon: that Benedict XVI : asked that this same "Law of the Strongest", be prevented from continuing in Africa: is significant.

"Cardinal Christian Tumi ", has been a conistent government critic, and at times has risked much in Cameroon: to secure the rights of Christians. Recently, in an interview with Reuters News: he said: of the Cameroonian government:

"I don't think that there is a policy for dialogue with any group that expresses discontent ... They are nearer a dictatorship than a democracy,"
(Reuters (Secular; British; Independent) 21/ 03 / 2009)

It is feared that Cameroon, is highly corrupt, and it disturbed some to see the Roman Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI : bless the Cameroonian president: "Paul Biya", who met the pontiff with open arms.

Like Jesus, however: it is noted that Benedict XVI: is not just sent to the good, but to the sinner. The Cardinal warned "Paul Biya" "'s government: that if they continue to to seemingly neglect the needs of the people: Madagascar could happen to them also. Madagascar was recently violently seized via rioting, and an army coop: on accusations of mismanagement. Ironically: the Madagascan government: declared illegitimate by SADC ("Southern African Development Community"), and EU ("European Union") rules: will soon likely face tough sanctions: for allegedly unconstitutional usurping of a valid government.

The opinions of Cardinals, or bishops, may, or may not reflect those of the hierarchy.

Corruption in Africa, is a deep problem: sometimes even taking the guise of rules and regulations. Benedict XVI: has attempted to take a stance against corruption in his recent visit to Africa.









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Reuters: Vatican plans to boycott "Angels And Demons": for anti-Catholicism

(Media Study South Africa; Reuters (Secular; Independent; British) 21 / 03 / 2009 Catholic League (Catholic; Independent; American) 16 / 06 / 2008; Catholic News Agency (CNA) 16 / 06 / 2008)

Article by Marc Aupiais

--Saturday--21 - 03 - 2009 -- Italy --- Anti-Catholicism---

According to Reuters: "Avvenire", a paper which we verify is sponsored by the Italian Bishops' Conference: has noted: that the church cannot possibly endorse the anti-Catholic Angels and Demons movie, by "Ron Howard ": based on the book by 'Dan Brown' , a known anti-Catholic, and 'atheist'.

The Vatican banned the producers of the anti-Christian film, from filming in churches in Rome or the Vatican, after a request made by producers: to film in such. This move was praised by the Catholic league, and other players.

According to Catholic News Agency: the sequel to the previous apparently boring film: the "Da Vinci Code": is set to star "Tom Hanks" (again), who cannot again pretend to be surprised at Christians disliking him for aiding an anti-Catholic/Anti-Christian message once more.

The basic plot according to Catholic News Agency is:

"The movie concerns a secret society’s plot to seize control of the papacy during a papal election. It is directed by Ron Howard and stars actor Tom Hanks, who reappears in his Da Vinci Code role as Harvard professor Robert Langdon. The film sets key scenes in the Vatican and in two churches in Rome, Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria. In both churches cardinals are murdered and mutilated with mysterious symbols."
( Catholic News Agency (CNA) 16 / 06 / 2008)
According to Reuters, quoting "La Stampa ", a popular Turin daily: the Vatican is expected to call for Catholics to boycott the anti-Catholic "Angels and Demons" film release. 









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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Caritas Internationalis: We are innocent: We Explicitly reject Abortion: LifeSiteNews Misrepresented/Misunderstood a UN Document- we have the release

(Social Justice South Africa )


Article by Marc Aupiais
Note from the Editor:
"Caritas Internationalis: is a Catholic Relief Umbrella Organization for over 160 Catholic Charities, which have Catholic and non-Catholic staff, and serve people regardless of creed, it is News source operating out of whichever local country is releasing information. While we do not guarantee their contents, we do enjoy their site, and find them of much benefit."
For legal purposes, we must note: firstly that we did receive this message from Caritas Internationalis, and secondly, that we do not guarantee the accuracy of their views. We have however had a good track record with this organization: who we do not have very much reason to doubt: considering their general track record:

According to Caritas Internationalis: the report on LifeSiteNews.com, a prominent pro-life source: either misunderstood, or misrepresented a document which involved aims, by some NGO's to promote abortion: the signatures of five organizations supported by "Development and Peace": were in fact not endorsing the views of others: who supported legalizing abortion: according to Caritas Internationalis: the signatures were more similar to an attendance roster: according to the organization: verifying an organization's own contribution: but not an endorsement or promotion of Abortion in Mexico. Caritas Internationalis says they have used the articles as a basis for an investigation: and have found that the organizations were not guilty of such: to gain access to such: read to two PDF files. The document was part of a project commissioned by a UN organization: to gain the opinions of several NGOs, and was apparently also signed by several other church affiliated groupings.  Marc Aupiais: Editor.


Details of Message received at16:01 (42 minutes ago), Today, In reply to a request made by myself to Caritas Internationalis:

"---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lesley-Anne Knight knight@caritas.va >
Date: 2009/3/21
Subject: FW: Letter to Canadian Bishops and Archbishops from Development and Peace and profile of 5 partners in Mexico
To: marcaup@gmail.com "


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"Dear Marc,

Thank you for your email and your concern around reports that Caritas Canada (Development and Peace) was alleged to have funded pro-abortion activists.

Firstly I would like to reassure you that all member organizations of Caritas Internationalis are obliged to uphold Catholic Social Teaching in all their humanitarian, development and advocacy programmes.  No funding whatsoever, whether from state, corporate or voluntary sources, may be provided through Caritas organizations to any activities which do not conform with Catholic Social Teaching.

The Chief Executive of Development and Peace in Canada has provided me with a copy of a recent letter to the Canadian Bishops on this issue as well as a profile of the Mexican Partners referred to in the LifeSiteNews.   Could I also say that I was personally shocked that such news about one of our most effective Caritas organizations appeared in LifeSiteNews.  I can only reiterate the statement made by Development and Peace, as attached, which I fully endorse and highlight the following:

As a Catholic organization, Development and Peace are in full communion with the Catholic Church in Canada and the Bishops of Canada on all moral and ethical issues governed by the teachings of the Catholic Church. Their work is devoted to social justice in solidarity with the poor and oppressed, promoting a global culture of peace and justice based on a profound belief in the sacredness of all life and the dignity of the human person– including the unborn – as a central tenet of our faith.

It is inconceivable that an organization of the Catholic Church, such as Development and Peace is, would support any activities that contravene Catholic doctrine or Catholic Social Teaching, particularly activities relating to abortion.

Let there be no mistake:
1. Development and Peace has never supported abortion services anywhere, at any time, and cannot ever support such projects.
2. Development and Peace has never and will never enter into partnership with any organization offering such services. Should they become aware that a partner organization has changed its mandate and begins offering such services, they would be immediately cut off from partnership support and funding.
3. Development and Peace is committed to remaining vigilant regarding any partner’s actions that would place them by association at variance with Church teaching. Should they fail to act on this information, they would lose their raison d’être and the support of the Canadian bishops, Catholic members and donors as well as their membership of Caritas Internationalis.

I hope this provides you with the reassurance you seek. 

With thanks for your solidarity and prayers.
Yours in Christ,
Lesley-Anne Knight
Secretary General


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