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|Education / Re: Why Ants Carry The Bodies Of Their Fellow Dead Ants? A Must Read by rOsy247(f): 3:26am|
ant is one tiny creature i hv always admired right from childhood. i enjoy watching them. their industrious nature is one thing that baffles me abt this tiny creature. no wonder the bible admonished the lazy people to learn from the ant.
|Politics / Re: A Missed Opportunity For Nigeria by courage89(m): 3:14am|
There had been widespread allegations of corruption against many members of Shagari’s government. For this reason, military tribunals were set up to try ministers in Shagari’s administration that had been accused of embezzling public funds. These tribunals were chaired by military officers and had the power to impose massive prison sentences. The only right of appeal from the tribunals was to the SMC which was also exclusively comprised of military officers (and the Inspector-General of police). The military were effectively acting as prosecutor, judge and jury. Unsurprisingly the Nigerian Bar Association barred its member lawyers from participating in the tribunals. Undeterred, Buhari and Idiagbon pressed on with the tribunals and several prominent politicians were convicted of various corruption charges and given massive prison sentences ranging from twenty to over two hundred years. Given that most of the convicted were already over fifty years old, it was obvious that those would die in prison if they served the rest of their sentences. Among those convicted were prominent politicians such as Anthony Enahoro and Jim Nwobodo. The tribunals effectively put Nigeria’s political elite in jail.
Although the harsh sentences and nature of the tribunals were criticised, it is arguable that Nigeria needed these Nuremberg style trials in order to free itself from its corrupt past. The era of Buhari and Idiagbon was the first, and only time that Nigerian public officials were tried, and held accountable for their actions in office. The trials would have had more legitimacy if they had been held in civilian courts, presided over by civilian legal officers, and open to the public. This way Nigerians would have seen justice in action and had a chance to scrutinise the actions of their leaders who had so badly let them down and misused their resources. By virtue of their centrally regimented military training and doctrines, Idiagbon and Buhari were fundamentally unable to grasp the niceties of, and the political legitimacy they could have derived from holding fair and open trials. The public fully backed their assault on the corrupt elite, if not their methods. The trials and WAI campaign also had a psychological impact on other “don’t know how he got rich” individuals in Nigeria. For the first time in Nigeria’s history it became unwise for those with ill gotten to flaunt their wealth – for fear of attracting the attention of Buhari’s anti-corruption drive.
The press had a field day under the civilian Government of Shagari. Freed by the absence of criticism-sensitive soldiers in Government, the press launched constant vitriolic attacks against public officials and often published articles that would not be tolerated in even the most liberal western democracy. The press quite literally abused the freedom given to it and the stinging criticism directed by the press actually resulted in a couple of journalists being charged with sedition (inciting rebellion against the Government). As a reaction to this, on 1st January 1984 (day one of Buhari’s regime), the SMC promulgated Decree 4 of 1984: the Public Officers (Protection Against False Accusation) Decree. Decree 4 made it a criminal offence to publish any article that brought the Government or any public official into disrepute. Tunde Thompson and Nduka Iraboh of The Guardian Newspapers were unfortunate enough to fall foul of Decree 4 and were imprisoned. Decree 4 was no doubt an overreaction by Buhari’s regime and strained relations between the FMG and the press.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
While Buhari’s austere policies could be justified on the basis that he was battling against corruption and economic waste, his public relations machinery was poor. He made a number of strategic errors and failed to ingratiate himself with the mainly southern based print media. His regime was savaged by the press as a result (many of Nigeria’s print houses were then owned by the multi-billionaire businessman/politician: the late Moshood Abiola).
Loss of the South
There are several reasons for the Buhari’s loss of support in the south. Firstly, the governing National Party of Nigeria which Buhari replaced had a “zoning” system for key Government posts which provided that certain Government positions would be “zoned” or reserved to persons from certain geographic parts of the country. Since the presidency had been zoned to President Shagari (from the North), south-westerners logically thought that the presidency would be zoned to them when president Shagari completed his second and final term of office in 1987. They were wrong. One of those who hoped to benefit from the NPN’s zoning system was the multi-billionaire businessman, Moshood Abiola. Abiola assumed that when President Shagari’s term of office expired in 1987, the governing National Party of Nigeria (NPN) would “zone” the presidency to the south, and he would be allowed to run for president. How wrong he was. When Abiola articulated his presidential ambition, he was rebuffed by the powerful Transport Minister: Umaru Dikko, who told him that “the Presidency is not for sale to the highest bidder”. Abiola “retired” from politics soon after – totally exasperated with the NPN. Abiola was however to remerge from the shadows to play a key role in Nigeria’s political history.
The make up of Buhari’s SMC also troubled southerners. Virtually all of the senior positions in the SMC were occupied by northern Muslims: only five of the SMC’s fourteen members were from the south. Additionally, there has always been an unwritten rule that the Nigerian Head of State and his deputy cannot be from the same religion or part of the country. Buhari broke this unwritten rule when he appointed Tunde Idiagbon (who although Yoruba, was from the north and was also a Muslim). The other influential pro-Buhari figure in the regime was the Minister for Internal Affairs: Major-General Mohammed Magoro, who was a Muslim from Buhari’s home state of Sokoto. The lopsided ethno-religious composition of the SMC, coupled with the fact that Buhari’s ascension to power pre-empted the zoning of the presidency to the south prompted some mischievous southerners to claim that the New Year’s Eve coup was a deliberate plan to prevent the south from gaining political control of the country, and was nothing more than an orchestrated preservation of the north’s political control of Nigeria by transferring power from northern civilians to northern soldiers. I personally think that the personal ambition of the primary actors in the coup such as Babangida and Dogonyaro played the primary motivating role for the coup rather than any Machiavellian plot to thwart the south (or any altruistic motives to benefit Nigeria as a whole). Nevertheless, southerners were irked by the perceived northern bias of Buhari’s regime.
The Babangida Factor
With the civilian population powerless to terminate military rule, it was clear that only the military could do away with Buhari. From this perspective, the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Ibrahim Babangida was his greatest threat. Babangida was a contrast to Buhari. While Buhari was stern, serious and resolute, Babangida was deft, tactical and extremely devious. He had systematically cultivated a loyal following of sycophantic mid-ranking officers over the years by making grandiose gestures and buying lavish presents for officers junior to him. These officers now owed allegiance to him rather than to their nation, institution, or to the Head of State Buhari. Babangida had managed to create a mini-personality cult within the military. It is amazing that Buhari, knowing Babangida’s ambition and propensity for coup plotting allowed him to sit with his finger on the trigger as the Chief of Army Staff for so long.
As the net of Buhari’s anti-corruption drive widened, the trail of investigations led back to the Ministry of Defence. There were allegations that senior army officers were involved in drug dealing and rumours of some suspicious financial dealings at the Defence Ministry. Some accusatory fingers were pointed at Babangida. Nigerians never did get to find out the extent or nature of the allegations as a coup led by Babangida swept Buhari away before matters could proceed further. Not long after Buhari was replaced by Babangida, a senior and well respected journalist (Dele Giwa) was killed by a parcel bomb while he was working on a story that accused senior army officers of involvement in drug dealing. Giwa’s murderers have never been found, although attempts have been made to prosecute Babangida, and two military intelligence officers: Colonel Tunde Togun and Brigadier Halilu Akilu, for his murder.
Buhari and Idiagbon did not realise that Babangida loyalists had been pre-positioned in key positions, ready for when Babangida needed them. Buhari later spoke of certain elements within his regime who deliberately sanctioned unpopular moves which were disliked by the public so that they could create an atmosphere of political dissatisfaction great enough to justify another coup.
In early 1985, a military intelligence officer: Colonel Chris Alli, entered the office of Major-General Idiagbon and voiced his concerns about rumours of a pending coup. In characteristically taciturn manner, Idiagbon simply replied “let them try” (a thinly veiled invitation for any potential for any coup plotter to do his worst). Erroneously believing that Idiagbon had the security situation under control, Alli said no more about the coup rumours. On December 27th 1985 (while Idiagbon was out of the country on a religious visit to Saudi Arabia), Buhari was overthrown in a military coup led by the Chief of Army Staff: Major-General Ibrahim Babangida. On the evening of 26th August 1985, Buhari was joined in his official residence by Majors Dangiwa Umar (a Harvard University educated officer born into an aristocratic northern family), Lawan Gwadabe, Abdulmumuni Aminu and Sambo Dasuki. After the five men watched the evening news, the Majors arrested Buhari at gunpoint. Proving the old adage that “what goes around comes around”, a decade later Gwadabe and Dasuki were caught up in an alleged coup plot against General Sani Abacha for which Gwadabe was tortured and imprisoned, and Dasuki driven into exile.
If Buhari had taken a look at the past, he would have realised that in Nigerian politics, and in the Nigerian military, it is those to whom one entrusts his safety that need to be feared most. In January 1966, Prime Minister Balewa was abducted and murdered by soldiers from the Federal Guard: a unit whose primary responsibility was to protect and guarantee the safety of Balewa. Balewa’s successor as Head of State Major-General Aguiyi-Ironsi was abducted, tortured and shot dead by soldiers in his own entourage only seven months after the death of Balewa. Aguiyi-Ironsi’s successor General Gowon was overthrown in July 1975, again with the connivance of officers from the Federal Guard – which as in Balewa’s case in 1966, was supposed to protect him. In a stunning act of betrayal, the commanding officer of the Federal Guards Colonel Joe Garba (who was also Gowon’s brother in law) actually made a nationwide television broadcast to announce Gowon’s overthrow. As mentioned above, the officers that overthrew President Shagari were pre-positioned around Nigeria’s nerve centre in Lagos. Had Buhari and Idiagbon paid greater attention to those in their midst, their regime may have survived and Nigeria may have been a different country today. Another factor that may have hastened Buhari and Idiagbon’s fall from power may have been their failure to award plum jobs to the officers who risked their necks in the 1983/4 coup that brought them to power. It was an understood but unwritten rule from the July 1975 coup onwards that soldiers that executed successful coup plots should be rewarded with the bounty of juicy Government postings. Buhari did not adhere to this rule. Although the coup plotters that brought him to power were active in his regime, they were not in the upper echelons. Many of these officers were middle grade officers, and perhaps in an attempt to maintain military hierarchy, Buhari did not want to appoint them to senior Government positions over the heads of more senior officers (who albeit had not played a part in the coup).
FOR BETTER OR WORSE?
Ironically, the same people who prematurely rejoiced at Buhari and Idiagbon’s downfall are the same people who today recall their tenure with nostalgia. If Buhari and Idiagbon had been allowed to stay in office for as long as Babangida did, they would have changed Nigeria forever – for the better. As usual, Nigerians have only themselves to blame for creating the circumstances that led to their downfall.
Journalists who thought that better times lay ahead post-Buhari need only recall the murder of Dele Giwa to see how wrong they were. The prisoners who thought that life would be less harsh under Babangida and Abacha should recall the consistent harassment and death of Gani Fawehinmi and Moshood Abiola respectively. People complained about the draconian Decree 2 of 1984 – the State security (Detention of Persons) Decree which permitted the Federal Military Government to detain any person considered by the Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters to be a security threat, for up to three months without charge or trial. Civil liberties organisations fumed and breathed a sigh of relief when Babangida took over, expecting Babangida to repeal Decree 2. Babangida not only retained it, but extended the detention period under Decree 2 to six months and used it to detain those civil liberties and pro-democracy movements that had welcomed his assent to power.
Those that felt that Buhari and Idiagbon were too “harsh” for imprisoning corrupt public officials, executing convicted drug dealers and armed robbers, should ask themselves whether they are proud of the fact that the average European cannot point out Nigeria’s location on a map, does not know its capital city, but “knows” that Nigeria is a country where corrupt people, drug dealers and other criminals come from. Those that criticised the WAI for attempting to militarise civilian society need to ask themselves whether they prefer the undisciplined, corruption infested society that is Nigeria in 2003.
Nigeria missed a golden opportunity to change for the better.
|Religion / Re: The Midas Touch- A Balanced Approach To Biblical Prosperity - Kenneth Hagin by BabaGnoni: 3:02am|
Ghen-ghen delivered at 2:03am October 26
- I dont know why you put the wrong time up there, the time was 2:02am and not yet 2:59am October 26.
"Please point out one or two places i so said. i'm alive and here oh" by Image123
Is that not you in BOLD?
|Health / SURGICAL BREAKTHROUGH: Australian Doctors Transplant 'dead' Hearts by remspotng: 2:43am|
Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts that had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first that could change the way organs are donated.
Until now, doctors have relied on using the still-beating hearts of donors who have been declared brain dead, often placing the recovered organs on ice and rushing them to their recipients.
But Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have developed a technique which means hearts which had been still for 20 minutes can be resuscitated and transplanted into a patient.
So far three people have received hearts in this way, with two recovering well and the third and most recent recipient still requiring intensive care.
"They are the only three in the world," surgeon Kumud Dhital, who is an associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, told AFP.
"We know that within a certain period of time the heart, like other organs, can be reanimated, restarted, and only now have we been able to do it in a fashion whereby a heart that has stopped somewhere can be retrieved by the transplant team, put on the machine... and then (surgeons can) transplant it."
Read full story - http://www.remspot.com.ng/2014/10/surgical-breakthrough-australian.html
|Politics / Re: Pres. Jonathan Rocks Suit & Hat To Jerusalem (photos) by ican2020: 2:36am|
Oh you were thinking of evil Mohammed that died longtime ago
The father of boom planting
|Religion / Re: The Midas Touch- A Balanced Approach To Biblical Prosperity - Kenneth Hagin by Image123(m): 1:56am|
You don't have to be verbose, saying one thing as eight. Two, learn to be more accurate in your reports. i believe you're referring to http://www.nairaland.com/1790500/word-faith-movements-doctrine-proponents/5 plus and minus two pages. What we were against is condemnation and gloating which Jesus Himself is against. We're not against speaking or corrections. i also had to give you guys a sense of direction and purpose when you all were missing it, beating about the bush. Like around http://www.nairaland.com/1790500/word-faith-movements-doctrine-proponents/6#24868462 your fellows seemed to have a phobia for known names around.
|Education / Why Ants Carry The Bodies Of Their Fellow Dead Ants? A Must Read by Deejacy2(f): 1:52am|
Why Ants Carry the Bodies of their fellow dead Ants, Have you ever wondered what Ants used these bodies for? This brings me to my short little story. When I was a child, I was filled with so much curiosity, I wanted to know more about them. I will always sit by their house or should I say hole and quietly hide and wait to see what they were up to. I must say they are really amazing creatures. Do you know, they actually perform a funeral for their loved ones? The Queen and other aunts will just gather round the bodies of the dead ants pay their last respect and then they head for the cemetery. I made a research today to confirm all this. Please Learn and Enjoy.
It makes evolutionary sense to move debris out of your tunnels, to recognize dead ants as things that need to be carried away so they don't block a passage or spread disease. Ant colonies (generically speaking) have a garbage dump on the outskirts of the colony. Trash, poo, and dead members of the colony are put in the dump. Interestingly, the ants that work in the dump are the oldest members of the colony. Dump worker is sort of your retirement job as an ant since you're close to death and will end up there anyway. So why carry dead ants to the dump if they die outside of the nest?
Most of what ants do is hardwired into their tiny little brains: instinct. I speculate that they don't differentiate between in the nest and outside of the nest when they come across a dead member of their colony on a trail. A worker running along a trail comes upon another dead worker and the instinct to move it to the dump just clicks in. Compiled by Edidiong J Uwah.
|Politics / Re: N2.8M Missing, 53 Suitcases Saga: BUHARI Clears The Air! by frankyychiji(m): 1:31am|
Lordlexyy:Please what is this one talking about?
|Celebrities / Re: The 5 Wicked Truth About Wizkid's "AYO" Album by BuddhaPalm(m): 1:21am|
Far from it!
Music is not close to being dead.
Download the itunes player on your system. Then go to the itunes store and you will be pleasantly OVERWHELMED!
You don't have to like every genre of music. Wizkid, like every other artiste, has his audience, and he does a damn good job of satisfying them.
As good as the guys you listed up there are, you most certainly don't want to hear them in certain environments - or when you're in certain moods.
|Politics / Re: Reasons Why Tinubu's Teeth Is Yellow And Its Possible Cure (see Picture) by jmaine: 1:12am|
|Literature / Re: The Nilotic Lover (The story of an untold silence)... by PicanRoxy7: 1:04am|
Prologue of Life:
As you browse through life, learn to live on the consistent side of circumstances and never be tossed into eruption of guilt. - Pican Roxy – Of the guarded lone…
The whole life is accompanied by much grieve and pain which will unveil you on the long run, opening you to the sweet and bright side of life, everyone must pass through this, it is a dark night before a bright sunny day, many things will happen in those hours of darkness and this is what life entails…
That there is an hour of darkness characterized by the hours of silence… - Pican Roxy – Seasons of the midnight…
Love cannot endure indifference it needs to be wanted, it like a lamp, it needs to burn on the oil of another’s heart or it flames burns out and this is my story…
Towards a way of Life:
The Nilotic lover the story of an untold silence, a deep and time unveiling life mystery of a young man who found his life-long love and desire somewhere in the middle of the River Nile…
Honor the ocean of love…
Read it your way:
Early that morning, mom woke me, since my alarm clock failed to wake me, it got out of charge I suppose, mom blew my name like a whistle, not waiting for a second hearing I flew out of bed off to the washroom, washed myself, the smell of the Irish spring soap which I used that morning was mind soothing and skin cooling, after washing, I dragged myself to my room, I dressed and put everything in place making me ready for the day.
The community bus SAE14H will be around by 7:15am which of course will wait for no one, I quickly flipped through my timetable and selected the needed books from the pile of notes littering my reading table in order not to miss the bus…
Love is all about living one’s life…
The right side of Life:
I hail from the Carnot Lavender district of Bangui of the Central Africa Republic, but I was born in the sub-urban of the Western Sahara in Dakar the capital city of Senegal, I attended the Elementary low and middle school of our local district and later attended Central high College in the cadastral zone of Bangui, I write to narrate my true life story back then in Central high college where I had my SAT and 1st degree, the scenery of my life, the full story of how I fell in love with a girl (Wendolene) who in-turn shared nothing of what my feelings were and much later of how another (Meganne) fell deeper in love with me and loved everything about me, who readily gave everything and anything just for me to make her a part of my congenial world…
At inception, the matter looked simple but much later I found out that, it was far from simple but highly complicated, I tried to let go of the whole thing but could not because the mindset is not easy to erase or to change you know, many things must happen before that may be achieved, I suffered much emotional distresses things went ill with me as my heart went to a place where I could not bring it back, I wish I could spread my wings and fly away into the atmosphere of unstained silence…
Love is to love someone for who they are, who they were and who they will be…
Trouble in Plate River:
I had narrowly escaped death about two months earlier, over a crucial matter that happened in our neighborhood, when one gang star fired a Walther PPK 9mm auto revolver, at someone in my opposite direction when I was walking back home from the library, which caused a great arsenic uproar in the neighborhood that day, the day was characterized by much chaotic distress, it was chance and fate that landed me safely at home and it took like 4 days before my heartbeat could return to normal, thinking what would have happened if I was the one who was shot dead at that point, it could have been anyone or if a stray bullet had hit me.
Although I was not in any way involved, but such thing will bring about more watchfulness and carefulness, ever since I meddled in no one’s affairs I kept my head low and was stealth in my way, I began the life of private reserve and migrated to the careful side of life…
I decided to see no one and wanted no one to see me and this was how I kept on with life.
Before going too far, Pican Roxy is my name and I live here in Plate River the down town of Arizona of the CAR republic, Central Africa…
Love is a hard work and hard work sometimes hurt…
Light of things:
I shrugged off from the house straight to the waiting bus by the side of the subway, this was my second month in Central high college, as I entered into the bus, looking ahead of me on the 4th row by the left, I saw something, a non-artificial material, a fairy made from the raw material called beauty that gem was all over it, she appealed to my spirit, my heart accepted her, everything about her pleased my inner being, I almost stood still before grabbing a sit on the bus, I sat on 5th row which was directly behind her, instantly the engine in my heart began to work, what happened to me, something sparked in me from that very moment that I saw her…
The engine of the new 4.5 twin cam of the Nissan Urvan 40 passengers bus swung into action, the bus which was given by the county’s deputy Marshall not long before then, the driver was an old fella with a violet panama cap on his oval shape head, he drove the bus like chairman of slow poison group, those who never drive fast, we could say or do nothing, all that was important was for me was getting safely to school.
Back to the ocean of beauty sitting in front of me, it was like something was just created in me, I saw myself in her, I heard there is no such thing as love at first sight, then I told myself that the saying was as correct as pure error mixed with coarse lies, instantly I began to understand the language of love and I was looking at love in the front of me, I hardly feel impulse of emotions but for her I did, momentum of impulse, the innocent lady sat in front of me, unaware of the what was going on in my heart or anyone else, why would she care about that, as long as it wasn’t her classroom or lecture hall, she has nothing to lose.
Love at first sight is said to be the only truth.
Choosing the careful side from the past:
I instantly remembered my promise of keeping my head low and to meddle with no one, and to see no one and for no one to see me either, I tried to forget her and at that instance, I took her thought away from my mind and that was the end of the matter at that time…
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities…
What the day said:
When we arrived at the college I got off the bus quickly, heading straight for my new classroom, (because I switched department earlier), I intentionally did this in order not to know which direction the lady hunting my emotion will go, and this made me steps ahead, at least for that day I saved myself from having a worrisome day, so I thought, I got to the class exchanged pleasantries with those already there and we all settled down.
That morning I noticed that everyone was serious trying to do the assignment to be submitted the same morning before the lecturer comes in, this same assignment has been given more than a week earlier, I decided to take no cognizance of them, I said to myself, unserious students which is what they were, this is not the first or second time, they were fond of doing that, I have noticed this in them, within the short moment of my arrival in that department, while they were doing that, I opened my bag and brought out the note for the first lecture, which was PHY 177 Strength of material…
20 minutes later, Prof. (Mrs) Lucan walked in, a topaz colored woman, so very brilliant she is, in the field of physics and she is well known all over the college as the physicist of distinction, she is known best for her profound analysis in Mechanics, Heat and Atomic physics, though she taught the other aspects too, but she earns the cap of respect when it comes to those fields, very polite in nature, looking at her face you may easily guess that she will be in her early 50’s so I think and the class began for that day…
You simply love because you cannot help it…
It should have ended that day:
Our lecture room has two entrance, one in the front and the other at the back like most lecture room, usually I love sitting somewhere a little further than the middle of the class, after the first 3-4 rows.
After the Physics lecture, 2 other lecturers came and we rested for some little while, unknown to me that since morning when I entered into the class, that I have not turned my eyes backward to see what may be going on with the people behind me, then someone from behind called my name Pican, looking back to see who it was, again I saw her at the back of the class, the same lady, there she was, I instantly forgot who called me, I could not help but to keep on staring at her, it was actually Olsen that called me who was just 2 rows away on my immediate right.
After a brief while I responded to Olsen he actually wanted me to give him the formula to calculate the pivotal strength of Fir wood, which I quickly wrote for him.
I sat back as at other times, thinking about her, what may happen next I seems not to know and I left it there still that time.
We don’t believe in love true love until the first attack…
The Breeze from Lorraine:
On one bright sunny day during recess, she was sitting by herself so I walked up to her, and for the first time we spoke, the interaction went well, perhaps it was too smooth being the first time ever.
She has a soft slim pink lips and a lemon color Tyndall voice which you had love to hear, the consonant harmonic tone of the voice sent me into feelings of some delight.
Pican: Hi, Pican here, precisely Pican Roxy, do feel free to call me Pican and she is?
Wendolene: Wendolene Welch Wellington.
Pican: Wow! That sounds more of Irish or Polish, are you from the Oceania?
Wendolene: [Teasing me] Smart you, you got it, it actually an Irish name which was originally originated from Lorraine…
Pican: So where are you from?
Wendolene: The Slopes of Calcutta.
Pican: You don’t mean that, you look more like the people of the Upper Volta basin
Wendolene: Yeah, that is what most people say, but I am actually from the slopes of Calcutta.
Pican: The slopes of Calcutta indeed, anyway it’s nice meeting you
Wendolene: Same here, the pleasure is all mine
[I smiled to that and some smooth feelings tossed calmly within me]…
Pican: How long have you been staying in Plate River?
Wendolene: In the space of 2 months now,
Pican: 2 what, How is that?
Wendolene: Actually I am a transferee student and am here to complete my SAT and 1st degree and that is why my face may not be too familiar.
Pican: I thought as much, so how come you picked a career in a field highly dominated with calculation.
Wendolene: Don’t be surprised about that, because life itself is filled with how come, to answer you, the main reason why I choose this field is because that it is what I have always wanted, I love mental challenges so much, something that will put my brain into activity and reactivity series and sequence…
Pican: You are kind of impressing, I am short of word.
Wendolene: Well you don’t need to be, that is just me.
Pican: Yeah I do agree with you, and that is actually true.
Wendolene: How about you, how long have you been here?
Pican: As long as it is may be said, I actually grew up here, my middle and high school were here, though I was born in Dakar Western Sahara, but I have had all my life here.
Wendolene: That sounds beautiful, meaning that you have 2 citizenship?
Pican: Yes something almost like that.
Wendolene: Wow that is an ample opportunity
Pican: If you say so
Wendolene: But that is what it is
Pican: Anyway thank you, so where in Plate River is your house?
Wendolene: 15 nautical meters northward the building of the Institute of loss adjusters.
Pican: That means you stay on Colipan road?
Wendolene: Exactly, block PN2D
Wendolene: What about you?
Pican: Plot 125 Olympus lane.
Wendolene: It seems like I have never heard that before, the only one Olympus I know is the mountain peak in northeast Greece I never supposed there could be another place named Olympus.
Pican: Yes, you said it well, actually Olympus is a quiet corner which many people don’t know, unlike Colipan road which is a popular Jingle in Plate River, funny enough it is not too far from Colipan but many people don’t know it, so I am not surprised you do not know it either
Wendolene: Thanks that saved me.
Pican: Most people who have been in Plate River for long does not seems to be aware of it as well.
Wendolene: One of these days, during my leisure time, I could take a stroll down to know the place
Pican: Where in Plate River do you like the most?
Wendolene: The Da-Rosella’s place on Television road.
Pican: As if I knew you were going to say that.
Wendolene: Yes because that is about the most accepted place in town.
Pican: Yes that it correct.
Wendolene: I like your liquid flow accent.
Pican: You leave me with no word, anyway thank you.
Wendolene: Maybe you don’t need to thank me.
Pican: You speak well too, in a smooth flow.
Wendolene: [Smiling in silence]…
Pican: By reason of moving forward, where would you like to practice your real life application?
Wendolene: The all that I desire is to dissipate what I know to others, I have strong affinity for lecturing
Pican: So may I call you Prof Mrs.?
Wendolene: Funny you, maybe or maybe not, time will tell…
The discussion went a little further beyond that, that afternoon, after which we returned to the class.
I think I like her so much, very much, the hair do on her that day was appealing and she was equally welcoming.
Love is like a war, easy to start, hard to end, impossible to forget…
|Literature / The Nilotic Lover (The story of an untold silence)... by PicanRoxy7: 12:52am|
This is a work of fiction, names, characters, places, incidents, either are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is coincidental.
Dedicated to all the meek and patient people of life, to you all this little work is offered in humble dedication.
I thank everyone who has contributed greatly to my life, also to the entire race of mankind thank you all.
I also thank and acknowledge my fellow introverts out there all over the world and around the globe, the members of the innie community and the creative type class those who defined the inside, thank you all, we live where you live…
My profound gratitude to the Faculty of Art in the University of Life…
About the Author:
Pican Roxy, an introvert and an applied writer who has found the whole life in silence and solitude, he enjoys solitude in the rain forest zone of Asia Minor…
He discovered a little late that he is an in-born writer, and suddenly found himself in the Faculty of Art, he believes that he is the Last Born of the Faculty of Art, desiring to become a top writer one day sometimes…
He strongly believes that there are still many uncollected works of modern life and of the modern day. He loves the quote: “Alone and I, we live together”…
|Celebrities / Re: The 5 Wicked Truth About Wizkid's "AYO" Album by fibial: 11:48pm On Oct 25|
Gone r d good dayz of phil colins, marvin gaye, mj, r kelly, 2pac, notorious BIG, tony braxton, victor uwaifo, denis osadebe, bob marley, culture, shania twain, snoop dog, lucky dube, jay z, celie dion, kc n jojo, bryan adams, michael bolton, mltr, lurther vandros, lionel richie, kenny G, Joe, boiz 2men, whitney, james blunt ,elton john, 3T....obvious music s dead n d era of wizkid,erigha,olamide,davido smh
|TV/Movies / Re: [photos]modern Horror Classics: The 17 Scariest Movies Since 2000 by tapingil(m): 11:39pm On Oct 25|
I still dread EVIL dead oo..
1 missed call,
Can't rememba all
|Phones / Re: My Experience With Techno And Its Service Agent, Carlcare. by deluxe83: 11:30pm On Oct 25|
nani667:I don't support the Samsung because these robbers never give any cheap phone of theirs strong processors and they r fuckin slow in operation .I bought a Samsung galaxy duos smartphone for 15k(brand new) thinking I have acquired a good galaxy phone . I was wrong, you should see the way snails complain that my phone was too slow. I advise you to go for lg optimus l4 dual.this fone is 16,500k but does what other androids do without hanging.don't try to underrate the 3.8 inch screen.I did the same but this fone is playing hd games like dead trigger 2 and diablo4
|Religion / Why Go To Church by SonofIssachar: 11:29pm On Oct 25|
- Author Unknown
A churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can’t remember a single one of them. So I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor.
It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me those meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”
Meditation: How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. – 1 Corinthians 14:26
You will succeed in Jesus Name!
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|Romance / Re: Good Reasons Why Some People Break Up by Annypie(f): 11:18pm On Oct 25|
Its actually possible for the trust to come back. It just takes patience
from the erring party as the partner may make it frustrating to prove
that what happened won't occur again. But wHen the erring party does it
again, the courtship is as good as dead.[/quote]patience is indeed a rare virtue in it?pardon me to sound opinionated,buh i wuld rather direct dah energy in building another relationship,wt profound trust.i just feel lost trust are like words,once they are said,they can never be recovered.
|TV/Movies / Re: Big Brother Africa 'hotshots' Official Thread by forkadict(m): 11:03pm On Oct 25|
Let us all thank God for the faceless dimension social media has got.
Let me tell you something straight up. If only, I was randy when I was much younger, I would have had a child your age by now.
So to take your advice, because those people you mentioned spew hate comments about Nigeria then I should also spew hate about their countries And you denied being in need of psychiatric evaluation?
You are the last person I would ever want to have any dealings with till this show is over cos one, you don't act or comment like someone who's sane. Your comments are no different from those that a lunatic who stumbles on a computer will give. I'm dead serious here. Don't take it as an insult and don't take it as a joke. Take it as a statement of fact. Second reason is because of your age. No be fumble o, and no be prouding tinzz. But dude, you are way way too young for me to want to exchange ideas with you. So if you'll excuse me...
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Fc Barcelona Fan Thread: "més Que Un Club" by dmcdad: 11:00pm On Oct 25|
Darkrebel:I am still trying to comprehend why someone would say Neymar flopped. Yeah he switched off sometimes, but c'mon, when the spirit in the players were already dead, it was Neymar that was still making runs and trying to create something out of nothing. No one is saying Messi flopped, it's Neymar abi? That's semtimental if you ask me.
|Religion / Re: The Midas Touch- A Balanced Approach To Biblical Prosperity - Kenneth Hagin by Gombs(m): 10:59pm On Oct 25|
The colored is so true, , that Drummaboy aka WinsomeX confidently copies from their sites and paste here. I know one anti WoF guy, who’s been writing and hating since 1996. From then till now, he has had no accomplishment, neither does he manage a comment in years. These guys are still jokers. I've already told them, their weapons of warfare are carnal.
They knew if they celebrate Hagin for the book, it would mean them eating a humble pie, so what next? They thought "let's call a dog a bad name, so that we can hang it."
Little do they know they made folks seach more about Hagin, and boy, I gave them more Hagin books and E. W. Kenyon. It's all working together for good bro!
Imagine same folks sitting and discussing, nothing to offer except copy and paste and some short videos, and in months, only a few thousand view, yet to some deluded mind, it was a success.
That blog! Hmmm, I wish he took his WoF campaign there, it probably would not have been this dead. At least his rag tag team would be there too. Let them have a field day, I'd continue the book.
|Politics / Re: APC Rally In PH (photo's) by eleko1: 10:48pm On Oct 25|
. PDP is ku.Meaning,PDP is dead. 8 -[ :-
|Politics / Re: Ojukwu Knew Obi Would Dump APGA – Obiano’s Aide by Olaolufred(m): 10:47pm On Oct 25|
You mean the only party born in igboland is dead?
Could it be that ojukwu died with with this party?
In less than 4 years from now, obiano will sing his own new song.
rip ojukwu. rip apga.
|TV/Movies / Re: Big Brother Africa 'hotshots' Official Thread by GIYAZZ(m): 10:47pm On Oct 25|
forkadict:It's you that should be locked away! Nonsense!!
You think tryna be different hiding under the cave of "being unbiased" is real?? Nigga! You're only making yourself look like a tool of mockery in the eyes of these SADC losers!!!
Abeg, be a man and stop being a cow #Word!!!
|Politics / Re: N2.8M Missing, 53 Suitcases Saga: BUHARI Clears The Air! by Lordlexyy: 10:43pm On Oct 25|
atlwireles:Still going round the circle. Crazy liars! You lied about everything just to smear the General's name and reputation. He stands light ahead of who ever your pay master is. Your case is akin to flogging a dead horse to sip water. You hold tantamount to false believe with the hope it becomes true. Where common sense function, the several of his portfolios were avenues to embezzle, but he declined. Yet, a 1,000 naira broke ar.se supporters will come here shouting murder.
|Politics / Re: Reasons Why Tinubu's Teeth Is Yellow And Its Possible Cure (see Picture) by JohnSno: 10:37pm On Oct 25|
Lol, he should attend audition for Walking dead as one of the zom.bies
|Religion / Re: Who Is Your Favorite Bible Character And Why? by kristen12(f): 10:35pm On Oct 25|
My favorite is Ruth, she followed her husband's family to the end even though he was dead,
14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.
16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
She found favour with God and man
5 Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?
6 And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab: 7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.
8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens:
9 Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn. 10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?
11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore. 12 The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. 13 Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.
14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:
16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
And she became the greatgrandmother of David
13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bare a son.
14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.
15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
|Romance / Re: Curvy Women Overly Rated? by gsalvatore(m): 10:30pm On Oct 25|
Curvy women are over rated...I mean ladies with the Toolz figure. they are only good to look at(for folks that like the figure) they offer nothing in bed other than to lie like a dead pig, some even snore.
a classic example of when more is less.
Saying they are overrated is in order.
|TV/Movies / Re: Big Brother Africa 'hotshots' Official Thread by njokusboy(m): 10:23pm On Oct 25|
Giyazz is a popular troll around here..
He gets inspired after taking his daily dose of lafun and groundnut soup.. if you answer am now him go insult all your ancestors, in descending order
No mind the dude
|TV/Movies / Re: Big Brother Africa 'hotshots' Official Thread by forkadict(m): 10:19pm On Oct 25|
I swear no be Igbo the guy smoke. Na dry, fermented sheet the guy smoke. Dude needs to be locked away and given urgent psychiatric evaluation. And I am dead serious.
Abeg wetin concern deaf person with Cool FM? Just imagine!
No disrespect to deaf persons that may be reading this. Fork Addict got nothing but love for yall
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Real Madrid Fans thread - Galacticos of Europe (10 times UCL Conquerors) by ortopazz(m): 10:00pm On Oct 25|
on THE overall I was angry At the end of the game, because it's not every day u get a chance look the devil in THE eye and walk unscathed! ( barca here don't even fit d bill)
yea yea we were the better side, but let's Imagine if Barcelona were the better side tonight we all know history would have chalked off n new ones scribbled,! I mean with all the chances we had?? we couldn't erase that 5 0 shame and put ourselves on top for real! don't get me wrong but at a time most MADRISATAS were angry where I watched, cos bagay would have been ruthless!
against Liverpool we reduced our killing edge, dunno if we were respecting them or wat buh it wasn't cool n today again? na wa o!
barca is dead n almost gone, d blattergruntnas s should pray till dis year finish we shouldn't catch dem else e go bad!
congrts to all
|Culture / 15 Historic Figures Who Did Extremely Weird To Horrible Things by TheGrillr(m): 9:51pm On Oct 25|
X. J. Marion Sims - founded gynecology in the most horrifying way possible
Sims is largely considered to be the father of modern gynecology. He developed the first surgical interventions used to repair gynecological problems, and improved the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of women who have had those surgeries. Unfortunately, he developed those techniques by purchasing slave women with medical problem and operating on them - sometimes more than 30 times - with no anesthesia, despite it being available.
Emperor Tiberius - had a man's face scrubbed off with a fish, and other lunacy
Tiberius' reign over Rome has often been overshadowed by that of his infamous successor, Caligula. That's a shame, because Tiberius was nuts in his own right. In one famous incident, a random fisherman offered his emperor a particularly nice fish he had caught, and the emperor recognized his generosity by having the man's face sanded raw with the fish's sharp scales - when the man protested, Tiberius had him beaten with a crab he had caught.
He had two of his grandsons appointed to the senate, which was pretty typical for the time. What was not typical was the fact that he got jealous of the honours his grandsons had received - from him - and declared them both to be public enemies. He then ordered an executioner to stand outside his grandson Nero's window at all times with a noose; the stress eventually drove Nero to suicide. He had his other grandson locked in his house, until starvation forced him to eat his own bedding before succumbing to death. He also invited a dignitary to his house once, but forgot who the man was when he arrived. Halfway through torturing the man, Tiberius remembered that he had invited him, but was too embarrassed to admit his mistake and had the man executed to save face.
Ibrahim I of Turkey - drowned his harem of 280 obese women
Ibrahim, dubbed 'Ibrahim the Mad' was a 17th century Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He was known for his eccentricities, which included harmless fascinations with perfume and fur. He also had a fetish for obese women, amassing a harem of 280 women, some of whom weighed over 150lbs. Ibrahim heard a rumor one day that one of his harem girls had been 'compromised' by another man. His reaction was to tie every single woman in his harem into a weighted sack and tossed them all into a river. Only one survived.
Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov - devoted his life to creating a human/ape hybrid
Ivanov was an (obviously) Russian/Soviet scientist, who is perhaps best known for perfecting the process of artificial insemination, which would revolutionize the fields of agriculture, animal breeding, and human fertility. Ivanov could have retired as a famous and respected scientist at that point, but he wasn't content to just breed a better horse. Ivanov became obsessed with interbreeding humans and apes to create a "humanzee" hybrid - initial experiments involved inseminating female chimps with human sperm, but when those failed, Ivanov reversed the equation to inseminate human women.
King Goujian of Yue - had the most terrifying pre-battle ritual of all time
Goujian was an ancient Chinese king who wished to get the upper hand in battle by intimidating his opponents. To do this, he would put a line of convicted criminals out in front of his soldiers before the battle began. The criminals were then forced to slit their own throats in front of the enemy, scaring the poo out of them.
James Jameson - ordered a girl eaten in front of him
Jameson was the heir to the Jameson whiskey company. During the European Colonialism of Africa in the late 19th century, Jameson took a trip to the Congo and expressed to his companions that he wanted to cannibalism in action. To that end, he purchased a local 11-year-old girl for a couple of handkerchiefs and promptly handed her over to cannibals, instructing them to devour her in front of him while he watched and drew several pictures of the event.
Innocent VIII (1484 - 1492) - Drank the blood of children to stay alive
While Pope, Innocent VIII was most famous for being the first Pope to agree that witches definitely controlled the weather. More remarkably, Innocent fell into a river and required a blood transfusion for his injuries. He took said blood transfusion in the form of drinking the blood of three 10-year-old boys. Who died. Right before he did.
William Lyon Mackenzie King - secretly spoke to the dead for 22 years
Mackenzie King was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Canada, serving a term of 22 years. He guided Canada through the devastating Second World War, implemented most of the social programs Canadians rely on today, and solidified Canadian autonomy by creating the status of "Canadian Citizen". He was also nuts. Mackenzie King was obsessed with spiritualism, and spent the better part of each day having in-depth conversations with his dead family members, that included a deceased family dog - something his party tried desperately to cover up. Mackenzie King's ideas also led him to believe that Hitler was a great mystic spiritual leader, someone who was destined for eternal greatness, despite whatever horrors he committed on Earth.
Julius III - Had a questionable relationship with a teenage urchin
Elected as a comprise candidate, which means no one really wanted him to be pope; he just happened to be the only person that no one hated that much. He started out with ambitious plans to reform the Catholic Church, but quickly realized that it was way more fun to party all day and let the masses fend for themselves. He eventually shamed the entire Catholic church when it was revealed that he was far, far too close to his adopted nephew, leading people to believe that the boy was either his bastard son or his secret teenage lover.
Boniface VIII (1294 - 1303) - Had a hissy fit, murdered an entire city
In literature, Boniface VIII occupies Dante's eighth circle of hell. In real life, Boniface was a Pope who declared that the Vatican should have power over spiritual and civil matters, essentially declaring himself the king. This didn't go over well, and one powerful family in particular - t family - rebelled against the power-hungry Pope. In response, Boniface threw the biggest Papal hissy fit of all time and stormed the family's home city, razing it to the ground and killing or exiling everyone inside. He destroyed an ancient city and all its history to get back at someone who wrote mean things about him.
Leo X (1513 - 1521) - Almost bankrupted the Church out of existence, gold-plated things
Leo X was crowned Pope on March 19, 1513, which was a remarkable feat for a man who had absolutely no interest in the Church or their bestselling Jesus adventure stories. His Papacy marked the absolute last time that Catholics allowed a non-priest to be Pope, for reasons that will become shockingly clear in a moment. In fact, Leo’s rise to power mostly came about from all the sympathy he got for an BehindBased wound he claimed he’d gotten in combat – a wound which historians now believe came about from some good old-fashioned homosexual boning.
Leo’s first major accomplishment as the world’s #1 Catholic was to blow through one of the greatest Papal fortunes in history, nearly bankrupting the Catholic Church. How did he manage that? You see, he just spent so much money feeding the poor and sheltering the homeless that he… no, can’t even finish that sentence. Leo was notorious for his parties. He’s rumored to have declared, upon his election to Pope, “Since God has given us the papacy, let us enjoy it”. And enjoy it, he did.
Leo had apparently skimmed over all those pesky Bible passages about “sinning” and “not hiring Unclad children as entertainment”, because he spent every moment of his Papacy throwing parties that would have made Ke$ha ask him to tone it down. His favourite forms of entertainment didn’t come cheap; he was especially fond of hiring little boys to jump around Unclad in cakes for his amusement, racking up cake and child therapy bills that nearly brought down the Roman Catholic empire. Another sane and completely affordable hobby of his was to have people gold-plated. He celebrated a visit to Florence by having a child painting a child from head to toe in super-toxic gold paint and paraded him through the streets until the kid dropped dead of blood poisoning. Even that incident didn’t teach him a lesson about keeping poisonous gold out of sensitive orifices; when his beloved pet white elephant (because of course he had a bleeping pet elephant) fell ill with a wicked case of constipation, Leo treated his illness with gold laxatives. Which killed the elephant. To the surprise of absolutely no one but Leo.
dead children and elephants weren’t the only downsides to Leo’s reign – his hard-partying lifestyle left him so magnificently obese and excessively sweaty that people were actually uncomfortable standing near him at religious ceremonies. So in essence, he was the Rob Ford of the Roman Catholic papacy.
Paul II (1464 - 1471) - Gorged himself to death on melons
Pope Paul II was eccentric, though perhaps no more than any other pope. He supposedly won the papacy election by promising new summer villas and other generous donations to his fellow cardinals. What really set Paul II apart, though, was his death - he is reported to have died as a direct result of over-eating. Specifically, he gorged himself to death on melons.
John XII (955 - 964) - Molested everyone until it got him killed
John XII had sex with everyone who was willing – and Molested everyone who wasn’t, including his own sisters. He turned the Vatican into a literal brothel, and had a Cardinal who disagreed with this policy castrated. He was also fond of toasting to the devil, invoking pagan gods, and refusing to make the sign of the cross, none of which sat well with the Catholic church. He went on trial for a list of crimes that would eat up half the word count of this article – including several murders - managed to get himself acquitted, and finished off his Papacy when he was killed by his mistress’ husband after being caught with the man’s wife.
King Charles II of Spain - Had his dead family dug up to keep him company
Charles II was an inbred mess who ruled Spain - mostly with the help of his mother - from 1665 to 1700. Charles suffered from facial abnormalities, seizures, premature baldness, heart defects, skeletal abnormalities and intellectual disabilities. Throughout his reign, he baffled doctors by continuing to live, and proved to be something of a useless king. After his wife died and the Spanish economy collapsed, however, Charles suffered a complete nervous breakdown, and for inexplicable reasons, dealt with it by demanding his long-dead family be exhumed so he could hang out with their corpses.
Clement V (1305 - 1314) - Put his own soldiers to death
The Knights Templar was a medieval organization made up of wealthy Christian men who vowed to protect the interests of the church. The French King Philip IV felt that the organization was a threat to his finances and prestige, and as a result, hundreds of members were arrested and brought up on charges that ranged from the plausible (credit inflation and fraud) to outright lies (sodomy and heresy). Clement V was fully aware that the King's motives were financial, not moral, and so he summoned a council to decide the guilt or innocence of the men. The men were found innocent... and then for inexplicable reasons, the Pope went over the council's heads and declared them guilty anyway, executing dozens and handing their assets over to the French King. Clement V was also apparently a fan of Risk, as he was fond of playing European countries against each other for his own amusement.
Story gotten from http://www.thisnutts.com
|Politics / Re: Pres. Jonathan Rocks Suit & Hat To Jerusalem (photos) by JCcb(m): 9:48pm On Oct 25|
macof:Mr. useful may God forgive you.
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