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Church Hazards Claimed, Refuted

Church Hazards Claimed, Refuted
This week we continue a series of articles examining the impacts of a proposed church-expansion project. In this issue we look at hazards and drainage issues.

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Leyte solon vows to re-file freedom of information bill

Leyte solon vows to re-file freedom of information bill
A returning congressman in Leyte has vowed to file in Congress the Freedom of Information bill that the 14th House of Representatives had failed to pass.

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Citizenship and Freedom
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Australia Vs. Pakistan 2nd ODI Live Streaming, Australia Vs. Pakistan 2nd ODI Live Streaming Online

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Australia and Pakistan move to Sydney – the venue that caused much heartburn in Pakistan after the second Test – for the second ODI. While Australia will have fond memories of the ground where they pulled off an improbable and stunning win at the start of the year, Pakistan will be eager to erase the bitter memories that the Test left them with. A number of players on both sides are common to the ODI and Test sides, and with not even a month being over since that match, there is no dangers of memories running short.

Both sides are aware, that the ODIs will provide for a much more equal platform for competition than the Test matches did, and that showed in the first ODI, where Pakistan put up a challenging total, and Australia needed Cameron White to play an outstanding innings to take them home.

Pakistan have always been the most mercurial of sides, and several of their problems have arisen from in-fighting and disunity, but there is one thing that has united Pakistan teams across the ages, and that is playing against India. They may not be facing India on the field, but with all the off-field controversy about the IPL auctions, and the collective rejection of the players, the team is likely to be a more unified force than it has been at any point in the Australian tour. Shahid Afridi, in particular, seems to have taken the snub to heart, and it showed in his batting in the first ODI, when he blasted 48 off 26 balls. His ODI average is in the low twenties, but he continues to be the main man in Pakistan’s limited-overs plans with his ability to turn matches with bat and ball.

Pakistan also need young Umar Akmal to exhibit the temperament that, allied to his undoubted talent, will bring forth the next world-beating batsman. The only spot of bother in the batting order seems to be Younis Khan, who pottered around for 46 painful runs in the first ODI. However, the time spent in the middle, and the freedom from team politics and decisions since renouncing theh captaincy, could be just what was required for Younis to rediscover his touch. The bowling was a bit wayward, with excellent first spells by Asif and Aamer being negated, but the talent in the bowling lineup cannot be questioned. It is only a matter of harnessing it, and if they do that, Pakistan could give Australia a good run for their money.

Australia, on the other hand, showed just why they have been so dominant in the ODI format and why they hold the No.1 ranking by a comfortable margin. Although they were made to scrap initially, they found a man for the job and eventually won without any discomfort. It was Cameron White in the first ODI, but Australia have always managed to find a man for the job in crunch situations. This was much in evidence in their ODI series against India late last year, where they won despite fielding an almost second-string side. The in-born Aussie competitiveness and toughness has stood them in good stead and they seem to be able to draw on reserves of determination and self-belief that other teams just don’t have. Their only real worry is the form of Ricky Ponting. The skipper has been noticeably short of runs throughout the summer, notwithstanding his double century in the third Test. Even in the first ODI, he looked to be struggling and not fully at ease. However, the old adage of form being temporary and class permanent holds true, and Pakistan will ignore Ponting as a batting force at their peril.

Australia (From): Shaun Marsh, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting(c), Michael Clarke, Cameron White, Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin(w), Nathan Hauritz, Clint McKay, Doug Bollinger, Peter Siddle, James Hopes, Adam Voges

Pakistan (From): Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal(w), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf(c), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Aamer, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Asif, Naved-ul-Hasan, Fawad Alam, Imran Farhat, Iftikhar Anjum, Khalid Latif, Sarfraz Ahmed


Freedom of Religion
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Can someone please help me with my essay on conservatism vs liberalism?

So after I wrote my intro and a little history on the the two ideologies, I need to write a paragraph about how liberalism and conservatism connect to the Republican and Democratic parties. I also have to write about the definitions of the two ideologies, and their beliefs on issues such as abortion etc….now for my question, can anyone please help me how I should arrange this? I wrote it out, but the paragraphs would be too long if I put it together and its confusing for me to organize it.

My second question, how exactly does liberalism and conservatism connect to the Republican and Democratic parties? help please!!! I would really appreciate it…here are my paragraphs in the essay so far:

Liberalism emphasizes individual rights and equality of opportunity, relative to any constraints imposed by the states. Different forms of liberalism may propose very different policies, but they are generally united by their support for a liberal democracy, where all citizens have equal rights by law. There are two major streams of thought which compete over the use of the term liberal, which are classical liberalism and social liberalism. Classical liberals place the highest value on individual freedom and believe the role of government should be limited. They see state intervention in the economy as a restriction on the economic freedom of individuals. Social liberals want the government to play an active role in promoting the freedom of citizens. They favor the right to healthcare, an education and a minimum wage. Some also favor laws against pollution, provision of welfare, and discrimination in housing and employment. The Democratic Party is home to an ideologically diverse base, with liberals forming the largest and most influential demographic within the party. Conservatism is a belief in the virtue of preserving traditional values, where tradition refers to various religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. The Republican Party supports a conservative ideology with further establishment in social conservatism and supply-side fiscal policies, which argues that economic growth, can be most effectively created by adjusting the income tax and capital gains tax rates.

Democrats and Republicans have opposing opinions on many different issues such as abortion, taxes, affirmative action, and the environment. When dealing with the issue of abortion, Democrats believe it is the advocate’s choice. Republicans support a human life amendment to the constitution that would outlaw abortion, without exceptions. (THEN WRITE ABOUT MORE ISSUES)

someone please help!! THANKS!

Oil Is A National Security Issue, The Next Great Space Race

Any of you who know me understand that I have considered oil as a national security issue for many years. Even as Obama calls for clean energy technology the truth is little or nothing practical has been done to lead us to these goals and time is slipping away.

While this a simple issue to understand, what is not simple is actually breaking free from oil.  However, if we do not we will be tossing our children to a living hell racked with war and terrorism. As seen by 9/11 not only are we buying oil from people who wish to destroy us, we are killing our environment in the process.

The Solution as I see it:

Stage 1
Authorization of short term oil production and drilling in the US, Increased Mileage standards and Production through Ethanol thorough cellulose based waste material. I believe we can accomplish this thought myco culture of waste materials

Stage 2.

Authorization of Nuclear plants for electricity generation, Solar Cell Embedding in All National Highway systems to form a massive solar grid, and hybrid tax incentives.

Stage 3. Use nuclear plants to develop Hydrogen along with the electricity. From there we would take the hydrogen and use it as a new combustion martial allowing us to retrofit the million and million if vehicles on the road.

In conclusion, the only way this will occur is if it’s called a National security issue and the Army Core of engineers and other are called in as they were with the Highway systems, the dam and infrastructure systems, the great space race and many more.

“Many time we find or selves with nothing to do but speak out and raise our voices in the hope that it shall be heard. “

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The Fear in Religion

Fear of the new or the unknown, is the crippling force that is holding humanity back from moving to its next period of evolution. It is self evident that 84% of the world’s population is not ready for the move.

Only 16% of the world has an alternative view from religion – they are the free thinkers who have chosen to think outside the box. It is this 16% who do not live in fear within religion that will move humanity out of the box it now finds itself in. Religion does not tolerate outside views, and it is religion that has kept humanity chained to the fear of leaving it – “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” Humanity has a need to believe in something, and religion capitalized on the fear of the unknown to keep its supporting members.

The world has made huge advances in technology, but has remained stale mated when it comes to knowing itself, its purpose, were it came from, and where it’s going. It also seems inconceivable that mankind has been her now for 100′ s of thousands or even millions of years and in on the last 100 years has discovered the electric light bulb, automobiles and cel phones. Humanity has clearly demonstrated that it does not advance very fast. Where did all these recent discoveries come from? Has the technology been given to us, and are we being guided?

Religion has held us back, because it worked for the Churches. Evolution would automatically turn people away from the churches, because the church does not grow by its very nature. Religion disempowered its people so that they would remain loyal and committed. There is little else in the human experience that people will defend more fiercely even when its evil is exposed. The need to believe is much greater than what one can reason. Wise and powerful people use religion to get what they want and it would not serve them to promote change in doctrine.

Once a person has been disempowered the only thing they have left to hang on to is fear. Fear is the cement that binds and holds one in place, there is no possible escape. For a measure of personal security for its followers, and a promise of eternal damnation; the world’s religions have held back the world’s population in a place in time that is going nowhere. One cannot think outside the box, while they are inside the box. One can deny that they are in the box as their thoughts and actions always give them away – they always return to the box and support their old beliefs. Words can be manipulated and often do not reflect one’s actions. You may be able to speak in a different language, but until you are able to think in that language, you cannot experience it fully.

Many people do not like what I write about, because it causes them to re-evaluate their beliefs, and they don’t like to be challenged. But I do not challenge any belief – all beliefs are valid and appropriate they simply demonstrate what a person is thinking in the moment. What I do is bring to the table an opportunity for change, for something better, and I support empowerment and personal responsibility for one’s own power. No one should ever be condemned for what they believe. If what you believe is bringing you everything that you desire, you would be foolish to change. However, humans are explorers by nature, and if your belief system is holding you back, then you are being held captive by your own thoughts.

Any life affirming religion would empower its members to transcend what it teaches, to become greater than the master, to exceed the limitations of its doctrine. The student must always become the teacher and the teacher the student if it has any value for the future. But this is not possible in religion by its very nature as an end unto itself.

The anthropomorphic old guy with a beard and gray hair who lives in a place called Heaven exists only in your mind and it is what you were taught and because you are afraid to believe otherwise, you have accepted it, by freedom of choice. The world at large believes and created that truth and is made captive by it. God does not live in your body or anywhere else. You are the creator, you are the power to whom you pray to, and you are the centre of the universe. Your world is created by you, for you and because of you. You are the embodiment of all you consider God to be – you are God, and all things are.

Now take that concept and think about it, use it to re-evaluate and reaffirm your present beliefs or use it as a stepping stone to move to the next step. Accept it or reject it because it works or does not work for you, not because you are afraid of it. If unconditional love and unconditional freedom are concepts that you want to experience in your life, then does this new idea work for you – does it pave the way for you to work outside the box? Does it elevate you to a new place of awareness and enlightenment or does it bring you back to where you already are?

A gun in your hand pointed at your head cannot hurt you until you pull the trigger. It is not the gun that kills; it is your thought at the moment you take action on the thought. An idea is just an ideal until it is acted upon. You have nothing to fear from exploring an idea. Some ideas will work for you while others won’t. The thought of holding a gun to your head, is an opportunity for you to evaluate your life and make changes one way or the other. The fact that you got into this position tells you that your current thoughts aren’t working for you. It is an opportunity for you to try something radically different.

Man does not fear being powerless, he experiences it. What man fears the most is the knowledge of his own personal power, of whom he is and what he is capable of. Man uses religion to disempower himself so that he does not have to take responsibility for what he creates and he doesn’t even do it consciously. He creates religions and circumstances that do it for him subconsciously. It is what we have been taught since birth – can we believe anything else?

Try this whenever you are questioned by others or even yourself. When the question comes up about you believing in God or a higher power, answer this way – I believe in me and my power to create all that I desire and experience. I am the creator of all that I experience in this lifetime – there is no one else. I am that higher power and the embodiment of all that I know God to be. Feel the empowerment in those words or the fear that comes from saying the words. You will know immediately what motivates you.

It is not my intention, and never will be, to change the world. I believe it is perfect just the way it is. It is a giant buffet of opportunities that you may choose from. It is your perception of the world that you have control over.

It is the 600 free channels on your TV plus the pay-per-view that you are now experiencing. It is about a life experienced by freedom of choice and not fear. Even in your darkest hour, you will always have a choice because you create your experience through a thought made manifest, and a life lived in fear or freedom.

Roy E. Klienwachter is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. A published author, a student of NLP, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy’s books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination, and take you to places you would never have thought of.

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