The War in Syria is Like Dancing on The Heads of Snakes

When you fight a complex war like this one in Syria, where nearly every player is an enemy of two or more forces in the conflict, a war with no common fronts, it becomes rather easy to appreciate why that conflict can be equated to Dancing on the heads of poisonous snakes…you simply don’t know where to put your feet as you dance to the tunes.

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Tantalizing Facts That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head Left and Right (Part 1)

Read and and enjoy them my friends.

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Tantalizing Facts That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head Left and Right (Part 2)

Amazing facts.

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Pope Francis Visits My Country Uganda and We Feel Deeply Blessed

He is the best of the best human Popes that reigned in the Vatican.

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Pope Paul (1464-1471): The Wicked Pope That Died in a Satanic Sexual Orgy at The Palace in 1471

This Man was so undeserving to be the Pope that I still Wonder how he got there.

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Election Politics in Uganda and Our Fears About 2016

2016 is coming and its coming very fast indeed. Many of us pray that it passes peacefully.

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WHO and Partners Develop Psychological First Aid Guide for Relief Workers

WHO and Partners Develop Psychological First Aid Guide for Relief Workers.

The Extraordinary Case of a Jakarta Toddler Who Smokes Four Packs a Day

Bad habit

The Extraordinary news that an Indonesian toddler of about 2 years has become a tobacco addict is sending disbelief all over the world. I still find this totally shocking because, I am aware that smoking involves not just puffing smoke, but getting it right through the mouth down to the lungs before exhaling the smoke out through the nostrils. This could choke you to death if you are novice smoker. Where did an 18 month old toddler get this talent or skill? I never smoked at all, yet today in my ripe old age, I can hardly get smoke down to my lungs and puff them out without a respiratory mishap!

It is reported that this toddler of two years smokes up to four packs a day and still cries for more. In fact the media has hilarious put it that he goes into a tantrum if his mother fails to provide him with a stick of cigarettes. His mother has confessed that she was largely responsible for spoiling her child because she smoked heavily while she was pregnant with him and when he was finally born, she continued to smoke around him and his father is said to have been the one who gave the little boy the first butt of cigarettes. From this first cigarette, the toddler became such a phenomenal smoker that he could complete 4 packs of cigarettes a day. Latest reports indicate that he has reduced his intake rate to 1 pack a day, but this does not yet give any reasons for celebrations because Ardi Rizal should be taking more pints of milk instead of inhaling smoke loaded with nicotine even if it were just a half a stick a day.

Available statistics show that infantile addiction to smoking in Indonesia has steadily been on the rise since 2001. I still believe this is the greatest disgrace to parenthood the world has ever seen. It also borders some modicum of national shame because the law makers and the Child Protection Agencies of this beautiful country of Indonesia seem to be looking away from the real social catastrophe that is slowly eating up their society.

Indonesia may be the number 3 world super power in smoking, but I want to put a wish list to the powers that be in this country for consideration. My first wish is, let there be no smoking for toddlers. It is extraordinary, spectacular and stunning to see a toddler smoking side by side with his mother and father all at the same time and place. Only strict regulation can bring this vice under control and the case of the smoking 2 year old Ardi Rizal should give authorities some good grounds to act now.

Pastor John Hagee and His Prophesies on The Destruction of Israel, America and The World

He regards Obama as the worst thing that ever happened to America especially when allowed the construction of a Multi-million dollar Mosque near Ground Zero

 

If there is any American Pastor who has some strong views about America and how it will soon lose her undisputed super power status in a world that is constantly heading to the unstoppable thresholds of the Armageddon, then it is John Hagee.

He is a strong willed man with a strong conservative view about America and the end of our era. He believes America does not have a chance any more,to give unto Americans the American dream of unfettered freedom. He draws his analytical power from the Bible and when Pastor John Hagee is talking about the issues of the end of the American era, you don’t need to be a faint hearted part of his audience, otherwise you could give up on life as a whole and wait for the end times.

He quotes the book of Ezekiel quite often whenever he is talking and he links the end of our era to the attitude of certain world players against Israel. To this day, Pastor John Hagee believes, Iran will destroy the world because she is bent on destroying Israel. Remember, he links the destruction of the world to the destruction of Israel. To him, the marriage of convenience between Iran and Russia are all machinations to accomplish the prophetic Armageddon. Iran is wealthy with countless barrels of untapped oil, Russia wants this oil and has the best scientists to transfer technology to Iran in exchange for oil.

According to Pastor John Hagee, Russia is completely convinced, she will never recover her super power status in the world and feels strongly, that she has nothing to lose with the collapse of the America as a super power. It is therefore, Russia that is secretly urging Iran to enrich her nuclear capability while openly appearing to oppose that Iranian project. All the appearances of Iran to slow down her tones on building her nuclear capabilities lately in the wake of the threat of American led sanctions is, according to Pastor Hage, an effort to dub the world into believing she has given up on her nuclear ambitions but the truth is, she probably has several war-heads already, poised to strike at Israel.

He regards Obama as the worst thing that ever happened to America. He could not believe, that a true American would back the construction of a Multi-million dollar Mosque, a few meters away from ground Zero. In fact, like many hard-line conservatives, Pastor Hagee takes particular exception on the manner in which President Obama is running the country. He regards the health care reform that Obama is pursuing as some kind of socialist policy being imported to the free world by Obama and his cohorts. He believes, there has not been any time in history when Israel has been abandoned by America as we see happening today.

According to his latest book on the survival of America, Pastor Hagee believes Obama is playing into the hands of the enemies of Israel and therefore, bringing America onto the course of destruction. He still echoes the fear of 2012. 2012 according to Pastor John Hage is going to see one huge destruction around the world on a scale and manner that has never be seen. He actually mentions that one third of the earth will be destroyed in 2012 and the good Pastor believes, Iran, Russia and the foolish complacency of the current American Administration will largely be responsible for such a massive destruction to our planet. He doesn’t tell the world though, what will destroy the planet but believes, whatever it is, Iran and Russia will have a hand.

Pastor John Hagee is a political animal after all, and does not have any specs of shame to espouse his political opinion. He at times appears resigned to the fact that America is on an unstoppable downward fall, but he still thinks, in a desperate effort to hold onto the crumbling power base of America as a super power, there is need for Americans to rise up in the November Mid term election and vote out the Obama team of leaders altogether from running the affairs of America. I am waiting to see the prophesies of this great Pastor unfold, I hope I live to see all he has predicted come to pass.

My Childhood Squirrel Hunting and White Ant Gathering

Back in my little village in Northern Uganda years ago as an 8 year old boy, hunting squirrels and gathering white ants were exciting preoccupations for all folks in Acholiland.

Squirrel Hunting

Squirrels were mainly hunted during the dry season. Little boys of my age would try to undo one other in narrating to each other, their heroic adventures with squirrels. It was no doubt, a risky business where deadly accidents would occur along the way. Sometimes I look back and wonder how I made it alive to this prime age because there were things that I now consider too risky for any child to do,  such as extracting the squirrels from the ant hill holes whose chambers, both snakes and squirrels share as their dens. Many young boys would push their heads deep into the ant hill holes, some would come out with snake bites on their fore-heads and die as we looked on. Others would pull out big squirrels that instantly accord them a hero’s status both among their peers and back at home where their family members constantly look to them for a change of diet. No boy growing up in my village had a name to talk about if he could not hunt, kill or trap squirrels for home consumption.

A squirrel dish is usually very deliciously prepared. It is smoked over fire for a day before boiling it in a cucumber stew. The stew is seasoned with ground nut paste and the entire family members would eat with a dynamic appetite. The boy responsible for bringing the squirrel home traditionally eats the head of the squirrel because  society here believes that eating the head of the animal one has killed brings good fortunes for the hunter and empowers him to kill more.

White Ant Gathering

As far as white ant gathering was concerned, we would engage in this economic activity with the onset of the rainy season. This was perhaps the most exciting food gathering experience for the Acholi population. The signs that there would a white ant catch starts with a heavy and prolonged rain in the morning which would then be followed by an equally heavy sunshine from around midday till sunset.

By around 6 o’clock in the evening, the entire village would be embroiled in a beehive of activities, trying to locate ant-hills fertile with white ants and clearing the arena for the white ant harvest. By 8 o’clock in the night, only the sick, the disabled and the very old folks would be left at home. Even those left at home would not be sitting idle to let the flying insects pass them by-they would light grass torches and attract the flying insects into their calabashes. You easily tell it is a white ant night by the shouting and general commotion in the entire neighborhood.

By around 9.30 pm, the hunters return home with sacks upon sacks of gathered white ants. Before family members go to sleep, the white ants would be roasted and feasted upon by everybody. The rest of the catch would then be sun dried and stored for home consumption while the surplus would be shipped away to distant markets for sale.

White ant dishes are often reserved for the most important visitors available, like sons in laws and chiefs. Wives who truly love their hubbies also hide away some white ant dishes from the rest of the family members and serve small amounts to their hubbies by the bedside late in the night. It is usually an ingenious way employed by clever wives to show how much they care, love and respect their hubbies.