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Dr. Monica Juma is Not the Right Candidate for the Position of Principal Secretary, Ministry of Interior!!

Originally posted on Hard Talk Kenya:

· Caution: – a) A concerned Kenyan, Michael Orende, wrote an interesting letter to the Standard (Monday, June 15, 2015).

· Orende said: “I was astounded by the strength of the newly found unity and solidarity among women in this country on Parliament’s decision to reject Dr. Monica Juma’s appointment as Secretary to the Cabinet.

· I find their arguments very outrageous and shocking given that the MPs’ rejection of Dr. Juma was based on her conduct and not her qualifications.

· That is a public office meant to serve the public and the MPs are the representatives of the public. Now, if they should be shunned off like that, one can imagine how a regular (read ordinary) citizen can be handled.

· Why do women have this tendency to marshal numbers rallying for support whenever something happens to an individual woman? The same happened when Rachel Shebesh was slapped…

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Posted by on June 22, 2015 in General News

 

“Dadaab Refugee Camp is a Real Time Bomb; Let Us Close it Immediately!!” – Veteran Journalist, Gitau Warigi.

Originally posted on Hard Talk Kenya:

· Veteran journalist, Gitau Warigi, penned an interesting piece (Sunday Nation, May 17, 2015).

· Warigi said: “When the Government recently announced its plan to send refugees in the Dadaab camp home, we all should have noted how fiercely the camp residents opposed the idea.

· One young Somali woman who was born in the camp told the media – in perfect Kiswahili – that her ambition was to take up a nursing job in Thika.

· An older colleague was blunt: They will not go back to Somalia even if the GSU were brought in to move them.

· We Kenyans had better wake up to the reality that these fellows we welcomed into our country in 1991 – on the condition that their stay would be temporary – have no intention of ever going back voluntarily.

· They are now into their third generation. Young women like the…

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Posted by on June 22, 2015 in General News

 

Mr. Kigeugeu Must Stop Peddling Falsehoods and Pathological Hatred!!

Originally posted on Hard Talk Kenya:

· Very serious food for thought: –

· What, good people, does Mr. Kigeugeu believe in; what does he believe in as a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, an uncle, a Luo leader, a Kenyan, an East African, an African, a human being, et cetera?

· Must he always plot and scheme negative things; must he always plot to do that which is evil;

· Must he always be in opposition to good order, good manners, commonsense, mature thinking, healthful and hygienic politics of growth, development and prosperity;

· Must he always complain without providing any solutions; must he always see negativities in everything done by those in power just because he is not in power himself;

· What can he do for Kenyans and Kenya, if he ever became the President;

· What can he do that he did not do when he shared power with Son…

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Posted by on June 22, 2015 in General News

 

Two children lose limbs in separate shark attacks at same North Carolina beach

Two children lose limbs in separate shark attacks at same North Carolina beach

Originally posted on Fox 59:

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (June 15, 2015) — A 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy each lost an arm Sunday in separate shark attacks at the same North Carolina beach.

Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace told CNN that the female swimmer was attacked first, around 4:15 p.m. Less than 90 minutes later, as responders were still tending to her, the boy was then attacked.

Both victims were airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Both arrived in critical condition, according to hospital spokeswoman Martha Harlan.

Harlan said they’ve each had an arm amputated; his below the shoulder, hers at the elbow. The female also sustained serious tissue damage to her leg, according to Harlan.

Both patients — whose names are not being released — have since been upgraded to fair condition.

Wallace told CNN that shark attacks are so rare at Oak Island — a southerly…

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Posted by on June 17, 2015 in General News

 

Female robber shot and killed during Kokomo robbery was 17 years old

Female robber shot and killed during Kokomo robbery was 17 years old

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KOKOMO, Ind. (June 15, 2015)– Just days after Friday’s shooting inside Casey’s General Store in Kokomo, officers are trying to wrap their heads around what led a 17-year-old girl to rob the store at gunpoint.

“The officer identified himself and ordered the female to drop the weapon at which time the female pointed the weapon at the officer. The officer then fired two shots,” said Major Brian Seldon with the Kokomo Police Department.

A 10-year Kokomo police veteran, Officer Roy Smith, was put in a position to save his life and the people who witnessed the tragedy.

“We have a split second decision to make out here on the street therefore if we feel the threat is toward the officer or threat toward a witness or individual we have to make a decision whether to use deadly force or not,” said Seldon.

Police have not identified…

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Posted by on June 17, 2015 in General News

 

Sartre’s “Bad Faith” and the Self

Originally posted on Frank DeVita:

For Sartre, we are fundamentally free beings as a result of our ability to take ourselves “out of circuit” with respect to being, an activity that makes us conscious of our own freedom and defines the preset self as distinct from both the future and past. Being conscious of our being conscious of freedom is the essence of the phenomenon of anguish for Sartre, in which we become anxious about future possibilities, realizing that we have no control over our future self and are “condemned to freedom.” We can try to avoid this Sartrean anguish in two ways.

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Posted by on June 6, 2015 in General News

 

Sartre’s “Existentialism Is a Humanism” and Choosing for All Mankind

Originally posted on Frank DeVita:

Sartre’s “Existentialism is a Humanism” is a defense of existentialism “against several reproaches that have been laid against it” (345). The reproaches at hand interpret existentialism as “ an invitation to dwell in the quietism of despair” and a movement that strives to highlight those aspects of human nature that lack the charm and beauty that belong to the “brighter side of human nature” (ibid.). In the essay, Sartre argues to refute these claims and makes two important ones along the way that are principles of existentialism in general. The first claim is that, for the existentialists, “existence comes before essence” (EH 348). The second concerns conduct – “[we mean] that in choosing for himself [man] chooses for all men” (EH 350). These two claims are contradictory prima facie, for the former implies that an essence is not the foundation of our existence and the latter implies that our…

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Posted by on June 6, 2015 in General News

 
 
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