Daily Archives: December 14, 2006

Maoists continue to recruit kids in militia and extort money

Rising Nepal | Dec 14, 2006  

I cannot say this enough, because people don’t get it. As long as Maoist cadres uphold the ideology of Maoism, they will continue down the same path towards a tryannical Maoist state. They cannot be trusted to just assimilate and integrate into a free society unless they renounce Maoism and Communism entirely. Only by denouncing Maoism and Communism (along with the other forms of tyranny, such as feudalism, theocracy and fascism), will the people become free. But Nepalese have been brainwashed to accept Communism as a “legitimate” political force in Nepal for decades. This is the failing of “democracy”. Only free-market constitutional republics that value the rights of humanity and shun the unholy alliance between industry and government (communist or fascist) can succeed at retaining stability and freedom. This requires tireless dedication to truth, eternal vigilence and education because an ignorant public is an enslaved public.

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In contravention to the peace agreement signed with the government, the CPN-Maoist is giving continuity to recruitment of school children in its militia in two VDCs of the district.

They have taken a dozen youths of Kukhamba and Limba VDCs to their base camp situated in Yansila of Morang district for recruitment.

Those abducted are Ashika Rai, 14, Dil Bahadur Tamang, 14, Bhim Raj Shrestha, 13.

Similarly, youths Shaok Tamang, Binod Tamang, Yuban Rai, Yogesh Tamang, Shusma Shrestha, Gyanendra Rai, Santosh Rai, Mani Prasad Rai and Saika Bhudhathoki have been taken under control by the Maoists, Gyanendra Thapa, chief of the district people’s government conceded.

The civil society has expressed deep concern over the illegal recruitment violating different agreements including peace agreement between the government and the Maoists.

Meanwhile RSS adds that the Maoists started raising taxes again by installing temporary posts by not following their declaration they made three days ago for not collecting taxes in Siraha district.

Disturbing echo of youth group that lauds Putin

Times Online | Dec 9, 2006

Allegations of violence persist and civil rights campaigners worry that the group was created as a bulwark against a Ukrainian-style range Revolution
 
“We will put an end to the unnatural union of oligarchs and anti-Semites, liberals and Nazis,” it was proudly proclaimed at the 2005 inauguration of the new Russian youth movement Nashi. However, Nashi are not the only ones who allude to Nazism when talking about the group.

Nashi, meaning “ours”, has been compared — particularly by the liberals they deride — to the Hitler Youth and to its Soviet-era analogue, the Komsomol. Allegations of violence persist and civil rights campaigners worry that the group was created as a bulwark against a Ukrainian-style range Revolution. In the two years since their creation, they have grown to claim more than 65,000 adherents, most in their teens and early twenties.

Russian political elite shown to be 78% KGB with no checks or balances

CNN | Dec 13, 2006

President Vladimir Putin has never hidden his KGB spy past and over three-quarters of Russia’s political elite have tell-tale signs of a background in the security services or military, a new study says.

“Our research has shown that … 78 percent of the Russian elite have signs of being siloviki,” Olga Kryshtanovskaya, who has studied the Russian elite since 1989, told Reuters in a telephone interview.

Putin served as a lieutenant-colonel in the KGB during the Cold War. Under his government the number of siloviki, as former military or security service officials are known, has increased dramatically and their influence has spread beyond government.

“Before in the Soviet Union there was a politburo which was not a KGB organization so there was a brake, a balance on the KGB,” Kryshtanovskaya said.

“Now there is also a ‘politburo’ but it is made up exclusively of siloviki so there is no brake on the hawks,” she said.

Microchipping compulsory for all dogs

ABC Australia | Dec 13, 2006 

There will be tougher conditions on dog and cat ownership in the ACT under proposed new laws.

The planned legislation would limit cat ownership to three and eventually make microchipping compulsory for all dogs.

The compulsory age for cat desexing would be reduced from six to three months.

Dogs seized after escaping from their homes and causing problems will not be returned until owners meet certain conditions.

The Government also plans to offer life-time dog registration to current owners at the cost of the annual renewal fee and says the aim of the new regime is to promote responsible pet ownership.

Hi-tech human body of tomorrow

The Tribune | Nov 17, 2006

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Following this trend far enough, and we reach the augmented human.

Researchers are developing a system that automatically delivers the medication we need, when we need it.

Researchers are devising brain implants that will enable us to communicate with machines. A microchip implanted in the motor cortex just beneath our skull will intercept nerve signals and reroute them to a computer, which will then wirelessly send the command to any of various electronic devices, including computers, stereos and electric wheelchairs.

Science and technology is progressing with a great pace and thus revolutionising medical science in particular. We are entering a century in which medical science will go beyond treating disease to create enhancements that will make us “better than well”.

The advances in medical science like brain chips that enable us to control machines with our thoughts; design the child of your dreams, kidneys and lungs built to order in the lab; pills to make you smarter and more creative and an implant that gives you a tan and protects against skin cancer may well lead to more-than-human abilities.

Genetics, materials science, tissue engineering and nanotechnology are already yielding products to help the sick and injured, including a Band-Aid-like heart patch and the C-leg prosthesis for amputees.

Man beheads woman at bus terminal

The Age | Dec 13, 2006  

A 21-year-old woman was beheaded in front of horrified onlookers at a bus terminal in in the capital of the Caribbean island of St Vincent.

Stacy Wilson was returning home from work as a hospital clerk when a machete-wielding assailant pulled her off an idling bus in Kingstown, according to Assistant Police Superintendent Eckron Lockhart.

The attacker, identified by police as Sean Samuel, carried the woman’s severed head for several seconds before dropping it to the ground, witnesses said. Wilson’s right hand was also chopped off at the wrist.

‘Convert or die’ game divides Christians

San Francisco Chronicle | Dec 12, 2006
 

Liberal and progressive Christian groups say a new computer game in which players must either convert or kill non-Christians is the wrong gift to give this holiday season and that Wal-Mart, a major video game retailer, should yank it off its shelves.

The Campaign to Defend the Constitution and the Christian Alliance for Progress, two online political groups, plan to demand today that Wal-Mart dump Left Behind: Eternal Forces, a PC game inspired by a series of Christian novels that are hugely popular, especially with teens.

The series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins is based on their interpretation of the Bible’s Book of Revelation and takes place after the Rapture, when Jesus has taken his people to heaven and left nonbelievers behind to face the Antichrist.