Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Monday, 01 December 2008

Sam assumes that the process of assembling a diverse administration is, by necessity, the assembling of an incompetent one.  Obviously, because the governance of an administration that is completely uniform in opinion and complete agreement in world-view and ideology has been SOoooo successful.

Naturally, cars that do less damage to the environment will be of low quality like the "Victory Gin" and "Victory Cigarettes" of 1984.  Presumably, Obama will also use perpetual war to keep the populace motivated, and cover his political blunderings with calls to patriotism and blame any losses on those disagreeing with him and undermining his efforts...obviously, since everything Sam believes that Obama will do comes straight out of "1984".  It just stands to reason that forcing the auto industry to move in the direction that demand is already moving is going to be a disaster.  'cause ignoring the market and pouring untold piles of money into advertizing and trying to create artificial demands for vehicles that people don't want anymore, but offer a higher profit margin has worked so well...why would you change that rather than just reduce the $28/hour average wage of the auto industry union fat-cats (ie, the average auto worker?)

Let's sum up with a little Ori watch:

Hallowed are the Ori!  (ah yes, memories of childhood)

Hallowed are the Ori!

(Hat Tip:  Pharyngula)

Screw the Ori!

Give to organizations that save children from evil, witch-hunting pastors like the one that prayed over Sarah Palin.  I suspect that some of my witch friends might want to kick a five-spot to one of these organizations from time-to-time, for instance…


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Stepping Stones Nigeria
Room 36, D Floor
St Leonard's House
St Leonard's Gate
Lancaster LA1 1NN
Tel: 0845 3138391 (Mon-Fri 9 - 5pm)
Works in partnership with local organisations in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria to build sustainable futures for some of the region's many disadvantaged children, including protecting, saving and transforming the lives of children who have been stigmatised as being 'witches'.

Child's Right and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN)
Organisation with a firm belief in, and intent on, safeguarding the rights of a child including the issues of child abandonment, street children and stigmatization as witches and wizards.

African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN)
A pan African network that promotes child rights and child protection in Africa.

Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)
Unit 3D/F Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP
Tel: 020 7704 2261
An organisation concerned about cruelty against the African Child, promoting the welfare of African children in the UK.

Child Abuse Linked to Accusations of "Possession" and "Witchcraft"
UK Government report by Eleanor Stobart on the frequency and severity of child abuse linked to accusations of "possession" and "witchcraft" in the UK.

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
A global network coordinating and promoting information and action on child rights. It has numerous resources on the issue of child witches in Africa.

Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS)
PO Box 133
Kent BR8 7UQ
Tel: 01322 667207
The only independent Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and for those affected by abuse. You can download their
Good Practice for Working with Faith Communities - Spirit Possession & Abuse on their website.

Consortium for Street Children (CSC)
Unit 306
Bon Marche Centre
241-251 Ferndale Road
Tel: 020 7274 0087
58 UK based organisations, working in 89 countries, dedicated to the welfare and rights of street living and working children and children at risk of taking to street life.

Every Child Matters
UK Government website that provides, amongst other things, advice to practitioners and managers to help them identify and deal with abuse that may be linked to a belief in spirit possession. The guidance is aimed at all agencies working with children.

Metropolitan Police: Project Violet Team
Project Violet aims to support communities where cultural and faith-based beliefs can lead to the abuse of children, including cases involving suspected witchcraft and spirit possession.

Poor Children: Child "Witches" and Child Soldiers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Examines two different aspects of the accountability of children: those children who are thrown away by their families because they are "sorcerers," and those children who become soldiers and, through their involvement in armed conflict, inflict violence and death on others, including children.

Nigerian Children's Parliament
Official organisation representing children in Nigeria.

Nigerian High Commission
Nigeria House
9 Northumberland Avenue
London WC2N 5BX
The official website of Nigerian High Commission in London.

Nigerian Ministry of Women Affairs
Nigerian government department responsible for the speedy and healthy development of Nigerian women and the survival, protection and participation of all children as preparation for meaningful adult life.

Victoria Climbié Foundation
C/o 28 Museum St
London WC1A 1LH
Tel: 020 8571 4121
Campaigns for improvements in child protection policies and practices and to ensure effective links and coordination between statutory agencies, care services and BME communities.

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