Their motto is “To save a life is to save all of humanity”. Formed in 2013, 130 of their number have fallen, yet over 58,000 lives have been saved. They are volunteer rescue workers in Syria called “The White Helmets”. Continue reading “The White Helmets – Beyond the Greatest Love”
As 2016 stumbles to a close, I gotta say, it’s been a weird one. I wrote recently about the deaths I have seen, and now my mind is trying to figure out all this poo-litical stuff. The two big ones are of course Trump and Brexit.
I was thinking to share some files with a group I belong to on Facebook. I could also use my own cloud server (ownCloud) but I know Facebook groups will also handle files. Then I remembered that famous clause the T&C, that if we upload content to FB, then they own it.
So .. all those nasty videos and pictures we see on Facebook? Hmm …
The Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, has lashed out (or as much as English Bishops do lash out) in response to cinemas banning a simple video of people reciting the Lord’s prayer. The ban was put in place so that audiences “would not be offended” by the prayer when shown before Star Wars, or something. Continue reading “Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.”
.. not a migrant. If you are fleeing for your life, and risking the death of yourself and the child you are carrying, you are a refugee not a migrant. I am a migrant. I chose to move to Finland with my family. I had a job ready and waiting for me. Continue reading “If you are in a leaky rubber boat you are a refugee ..”
So .. when I read this I went through a whole range of emotions over a few short minutes. Ranging from, “Is this April 1st?” to “How do explain my own perspective?”. On one hand I am freaking out a little, on the other hand .. I’m only freaking out a little.
What’s your superpower?
This phrase is normally accredited to Stan Lee, but in various forms it is pre-dated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, and a biblical variant is in the book of Luke. Most of us, however, will remember these words as being said by Benjamin “Ben” Parker, the uncle of Peter Parker / Spiderman. Continue reading ““With great power there must also come great responsibility.””
Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel surrounded by idiots? You’re amazed they even manage to brush their teeth without pushing the toothbrush out through their ear.
On the bus there is always ‘that one’ who we steer clear of. They look different. They perhaps smell a little odd, nothing offensive mind, just .. odd. They maybe move a little different too. If you were to sit next to them you are not quite sure if they will suddenly start talking to you loudly. Continue reading “That one on the bus: A challenge to racism”
Probably the most sensible article I have read so far on the current crisis in Ukraine.