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Sunday, July 21, 2019

10 GREAT QUOTES ABOUT JEALOUSY


That's how jealous people who use false names face look like



Jealousy is one of the most negative, unhealthy energies with which, everyone, more or less, have to face today. "Insecure people eclipse the sun because they are jealous of daylight, and live in their dark and starless nights." - Shannon L. Alder



Each area can be the object of envy and jealousy when we meet narrow-minded people, never happy, unbalanced and, unfortunately, even rancorous.



  • “1. Anger, resentment, and jealousy don't change the heart of others, it only changes yours.”  ― Shannon L. Alder 2: “Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  • "Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind." - Buddha
  • “The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.” -     Salvador Dal
  • “You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.” -     Margaret Atwood
  • “Life is one big road with lots of signs, so when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” - Bob Marley
  • “What sort of love is permeated by jealousy? You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you.” -    Peter Deunov
  • “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.” -  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • “Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it's true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.” -  Helen Fisher
  • “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” - Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases” -  Robert Kraft
  • “The jealous are troublesome to others but a torment to themselves,” – William Penn


The last one is just a bonus added for our favourite readers.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

THE AFRICAN POLICE FORCE ARE NOT THE ONLY CORRUPT OFFICERS



Corruption within the police is in every part of the world


Poverty, low salaries and unhealthy living conditions, are some of the reasons which have increased corruption among law enforcement officers, especially, the police, throughout African countries, including Ghana and Nigeria.



The African police force, especially, those stationed on the road to monitor the flow of traffic and control vehicle documents, have soiled their reputation, dignity, and respect in Africa, yet, many Africans at home, have no slight idea that some police officers in rich countries overseas are also often involved in the same corruption scandals.


A couple of years ago, a Belgian police officer was detained in France after driving a van full of refugees, trying to reach the UK border. In both Brussels and Antwerp, the law turned on police officers for taking bribes from foreigners and money from a driver.

In Brussels, three police officers were arrested as part of an investigation against a criminal organization within the traveller community operating in Belgium. In another development, two other policemen were arrested last Friday for bribery and breach of professional secrecy.

In Holland, dozens of police officers have been dismissed from the force in recent weeks following investigations into corruption and breaches of official secrecy.

A report obtained by the AD newspaper said police divisions across the country were being infiltrated by organized crime. 19 Police officers in Midden-Nederland, based in Utrecht, were found to have criminal links.

Last week the newspaper revealed that a gang group, led by Ridouan Taghi, who is facing trial for drug dealing and organizing a number of underworld killings had connections with one of the most senior police officers in Utrecht.

The officer was named in witness testimony and has since been fired following an investigation. In Limburg, a senior officer was suspended for potentially unprofessional behaviour and three team members have been taken off duty, following an inquiry into four other police personnel who were suspended in April.  

A 55-year-old member of Amsterdam’s police division was suspended and arrested last week on suspicion of corruption in office, tampering with computers and breaching official secrecy.

It is the seventh time in the last two months that a police officer, a member of the Amsterdam police force, has been suspended for professional misconduct,

In the earlier incidents, employees were sanctioned for stalking, fraud, dereliction of duty and misusing information from police computers.

"Our officers are being approached by stealth of crimes. It happens at every level. Officers need to be trained to deal with it in a good and responsible manner," said Jan Struijs, chairman of the Netherlands Police Department.

Discrimination

The police have also been criticized for failing to tackle a culture of discrimination and bullying following the departure of Carel Boers, who was hired to advise the force on its diversity policy. 

Boers said he had witnessed officers using derogatory language about citizens, including racial slurs, and being openly disparaging about colleagues from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

AFRICA’S LONG WALK TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY


Access to clean drinking water in many places throughout Africa is still a challenge

Access to clean drinking water in many places throughout Africa is still a challenge



Although often referring to an alleged civilizing mission with respect to the relatively backward populations of sub-Saharan Africa, European colonial powers dedicated themselves above all to the exploitation of the continent's natural resources. 


Only in some cases, the European presence in Africa led to the effective development of the occupied regions, for example through the construction of infrastructures. 

In the places where communities of European origin was established, for example in South Africa, the local population was generally discriminated politically and economically.

The African colonies were distinguished in territories that the Europeans hoped to use as a source of raw materials and a commercial outlet for their products. Exploitation colonies such as the Gold Coast, the Free State of Congo, Nigeria, and other colonies encouraged European emigration.

The borders were traced in an arbitrary way and traditionally enemy populations were forced to cohabit while others, united by the same language and by the same story, were divided. This would have created serious problems for African states even after their decolonization.

The ideologies that inspired the colonial policies of the European powers were different. France proposed the assimilationist model in which Africans could obtain the same rights as the French if they acquired the culture and values ​​of the French nation. 

In practice, however, the possibilities for Africans to really participate in the administration and public affairs on an equal footing with whites were actually very limited. France actually met some resistance, the one embodied by the well-known figure of Lalla Fadhma n'Soumer in Algeria.

We can, therefore, deduce that colonialism has blocked the natural development of African societies but decolonization also has its immense faults. 

The first independent governments have also succumbed to despotism and rampant corruption, aggravating the situation and preventing the use of resources, often huge, which could have given a strong boost to economic development, even if African economies have suffered a strong acceleration from the 50 years onwards.

The industrial reconstruction in Europe, the emerging Asian economies, the new American industrial development had an insatiable hunger for raw materials, which the continent could offer at low cost. 

It was not therefore an economy that produced new wealth, an industrial and agricultural development that gave new jobs, but rather mining exploitation without an immediate return on the growth of the colonies.

With the advent of independence, there was hope that the new African nations could soon reach self-sufficiency. This has not happened, on the contrary, we have seen precisely the opposite. 

Without a modern and the efficient industrial park, with agriculture mostly devoted to covering local needs, with unprecedented population growth, African economies are in fact downgraded.

African countries have become heavily in debt, encouraged by financial institutions controlled by the United Nation. The funds were not invested for development or did not yield the expected results. 

By the early 1990s it was clear that African countries were unable to repay debts and that debt service was blocking the growth of various countries. In recent years, various African countries have seen themselves repaying a debt to the World Bank and to some Western countries.

Three-fifths of the farmers are engaged in family crops, with limited productions slightly higher than the family's need. This type of agriculture is based on outdated and ineffective techniques and does not provide capital for reinvestment. 

The time is approaching when the living condition in Africa will be extremely difficult than the current situation. 

The fact that the African continent lacks the knowledge to utilize its own resource, China's taken over Africa and the heavy dependence of Western Europe on Africa, the prospects on the continent is very bleak and if care is not taken, Africa will face the threat of hunger because of gradual population explosion.