Monday, 2 December 2013
Friday, 29 November 2013
“HIGGINS. Have you no morals, man? DOOLITTLE [unabashed] Cant afford them, Governor. Neither could you if you was as poor as me.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (My Fair Lady) How does one define morality. The law is supposed to be based on the morality of people, yet nothing could be further from the truth. The law is based on who puts up the best argument and how much you can pay someone to argue for you. Business is based on money, not morality. Just occasionally however some brave people do show morality. International drug firms have got together and have more or less agreed to stop supplying the US Death Chambers with Sodium Pentothal a drug the they use in the lethal injection. They maintain the drugs they invented where meant benefit mankind, not destroy it. Again in the States recently a teenage boy was abducted by a pedophile and horribly abused. The police caught the chap, and the Father waited his moment, right up until the police were bringing the pedophile into the courthouse, and he walked over and shot him dead. Of course the police were forced to arrest the chap. The judge maintained that it was extreme provocation the chap got a suspended sentence. Whilst I am not advocating a wild west morality, what I am saying is, that everyone of us can help shape morality everyday. In small ways, the way we treat passersby, our friends, our children. We could change the world.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Another couple found guilty of murder for parenting by "To Train Up a Child" by Alicia Bayer posted on November 27, 2013 04:24PM GMT Please, speak up against the abusive practices advocated in 'To Train Up a Child'. Post on Facebook and Twitter! Sign the petition asking Amazon.com to stop selling this book and encourage new parents to seek more rational resources on child rearing, such as Parenting Beyond Belief. Two parents in Washington state have been found guilty of murder after allegedly following the abusive parenting techniques advocated in the parenting book "To Train Up a Child" by Michael and Debi Pearl. Larry and Carri Williams received the maximum prison sentences allowable under the law after being found guilty of beating and starving their adopted daughter Hana to death. The methods they used to "discipline" their daughter were advocated in the controversial Christian book. The New York Times reported: Late one night in May this year, the adopted girl, Hana, was found face down, naked and emaciated in the backyard; her death was caused by hypothermia and malnutrition, officials determined. According to the sheriff’s report, the parents had deprived her of food for days at a time and had made her sleep in a cold barn or a closet and shower outside with a hose. And they often whipped her, leaving marks on her legs. The mother had praised the Pearls’ book and given a copy to a friend, the sheriff’s report said. Hana had been beaten the day of her death, the report said, with the 15-inch plastic tube recommended by Mr. Pearl. Some of the discipline techniques the Pearls teach include: Michael Pearl tells one mother on his website, "I could break his anger in two days. He would be too scared to get angry. On the third day he would draw into a quiet shell and obey." Despite Pearl's claim that plumbing line is too light to cause damage to muscle or bone, it caused the death of seven year-old Lydia Schatz in 2010. Officials ruled that she died of severe tissue damage. The Pearls and their ministry, No Greater Joy, make an estimated $1.7 million a year.
Friday, 22 November 2013
Is This The Slide That Could Kill Responsive Design? Nov 14, 2013 at 10:36am ET by Greg Sterling