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I am a political scientist by training but at heart I am a change maker with an insatiable drive to correct the injustices that plague Nigeria.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Racism In The Holy Land

                  “Watch the video the New York Times didn't Want You to See” — (Max) Blumenthal

I would first like to take this opportunity to say kudos to the creators of this film David Sheen and Max Blumenthal; thank you for exposing this horrific situation and pushing your viewers to take a stand against this injustice in Israel the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

This video is very taxing to watch, but I believe it is essential to view to fully understand the current tragedy that is occurring. The war that has been waged on the Sudanese and all Africans in Israel is horrific. I do not understand why the hatred is at this point. It is horrifically racist and just plain wrong.

While all parts of this film are emotionally taxing to view, I was particularly struck when the individuals were berating an African woman holding a baby in a grocery store. It is clearly unsafe for the African individuals to be in Israel. It rattles the very being of my soul that this behavior is tolerated. It is repulsive that the Israeli government is supporting and frankly encouraging this behavior.

The way the African individuals are being held in deplorable conditions is inhumane. Something has to be done. This level of mistreatment and racism has to stop. I am very curious to know if the same treatment would be bestowed upon Irish Catholics (who are white) immigrating to Israel? Somehow I  don’t think they would be welcomed with such hatred. Or a repeat of holocaust on the Israelis anywhere in world wouldn't be strongly condemned worldwide?

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sahara Reporters Hoodwink Journalism

My usual early morning read of West Coast African news online captured the below article by Sahara Reporters: “How Aviation Minister Stella Oduah Forced Cash-Strapped Aviation Agency To Spend $1.6 Million On Two BMW Armored Cars For Her”. And linked as follows

Analyzing the article:

While I think I can understand the point this author is trying to make, I simply have to point out the level of stupidity within this article. It is not even reasonable that two BMW’s would cost $1.6 million even if they were armored. A 2014 BMW sedan of this make and model would typically cost between $74,000 and $141,000. I find it hard to believe if not impossible for the “armoring” of the car to cost $1.32 million using $141,000 figure price for 2014 BMW 760Li series models.

It is pretty clear here that the author is trying to point out the misuse of government dollars. It is disturbing, however, that he would go to the lengths he did. This article is clearly a lie. As an author integrity is everything. It is clear that this author has no integrity. He has ruined his image and can not be trusted to report events and happenings in a reliable manner. It is very disappointing that an author would make up such extreme lies to portray such a waste of government spending. I believe that lies are not needed to expose the wasteful government spending. A little bit of research will expose an enormous amount of wasteful spending.

Integrity is everything, once you author an article like this, you will never have it back.

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