A Round of Court Martials, Barkeep
What the Professor said.
Every Little Helps
He also criticised social workers who failed to intervene in the case of Victoria Climbie, an eight-year-old girl from the Ivory Coast who died in 2000 after months of abuse and neglect by her great aunt and her great aunt's boyfriend. The inquiry into Victoria's death heard that social workers believed the girl's fear of her great aunt was part of her African culture, which emphasised respect for elders.For all Mr. Phillips' apparent tendency to cause more racial problems than he solves, I'd say he's got it just about right this time.
"There is no aspect of African culture that demands that we turn a blind eye to the degradation and murder of a human being," Mr Phillips said.
At that time of the wheellock's development, the only practical alternative was a matchlock, which required a continuously burning wick to ignite the powder charge. It's easy to see that trying to carry a matchlock gun concealed would either extinguish the wick or set the person's clothes on fire -- neither eventuality being ideal from a self-defense standpoint.-- Paul Hager
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Two U.S. sailors died Saturday after a small boat they boarded off Basra, Iraq, exploded, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman said.I feel like I'm not doing enough. Although I have enough money to live on quite well myself, I don't have any to spare to give. If I could find a military post that would take me with non-functioning knees and rods in my back, I'd sign up in a second, but that's not happening. I hope quite soon to start working at a homeless shelter/church/community center/thrift store place my church runs, but I sometimes feel that that's not enough. These people are giving their all, and they're signing up for more, knowing exactly what they're going into. I'm comfortable and lazy and not doing enough.
'There was a judge in Bengal [during India's freedom movement], who was greatly loved by all the people of his district. He was their ma-bap [parent-figure], and they all came to him with their troubles. He loved India, he was devoted to India and like so many other men he worked long hours for India, and yet he met his end at the hands of two girls in saris. They came along to his bungalow and told his servant that they wanted to see the judge-sahib, as they had a petition to present to him. The judge came out on to the verandah and directly he got close to the girls with his hand out to receive the petition one of the girls pulled a pistol from her sari and killed him.' Like many of her compatriots, Marjorie Cashmore found such actions incomprehensible and sought an explanation from an Indian friend in the Congress party: '"Here you have devoted servants of India, giving their lives, sacrificing everything in order to serve your people. You have others who come out from England and don't understand India. They've only come out for a few years and they abuse the Indian. I can understand you wanting that type of person out of the country, but this person is serving you, doing more than anybody else for your people and yet you kill him." And he laughed and said, "Don't you understand? The judge and those like him are hindrances to our getting Home Rule. The other man we needn't bother about because he gives us a cause for kicking out the British."'
He went on to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.What was this punishment that was much worse than God's repeated turning over of Israel to marauding hordes? Well, now there was to be a new covenant; the old covenant between God and Israel had been broken, and Israel was cast down to the same level as everyone else. "There is neither Jew nor Greek." They would be spiritually dead (much of the talk of "killing" and "death" in the New Testament refers to spiritual death and death of the independent self, not to actual poke-you-with-a-sword death) and, like everyone else, they would have to be born again from the dead if they would want in on the new covenant. How awful that would be, to be fired from your job as God's chosen people because of your refusal to listen to God's servants (the prophets) and then God's son, and then to have your job given to outsiders and to those among you who accept the new deal!
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.'
"But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. 'This is the heir,' they said. 'Let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
"What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." -- (Luke 20:9-16a)