It really is hard to understand the way in which the world works,I’ve the phrase justice for all,human rights and so and so forth,but I can’t really say I’ve seen it or heard it or even read it. News today is pretty much one big publication of obituaries,all around the world,every corner of this home we call earth,and honestly its a sad reality. I know death is inevitable,but the rate at which we are killing each other is immense,and for what? Who actually knows and remembers why Israel and Palestine are at war,and why is the American Army still posted in Afghanistan if they supposedly killed Osama Bin Laden (body is yet to be seen by anyone),why do rapists who have damning evidence against them still roam the streets as if they are upstanding members of society?
I am an advocate against bullying,I’ve been against it my whole life,I’ve protected my younger brother from a bully that he had in primary school,because the school did nothing about it. Schools are a place where parents expect their children to be taken of,educated and nurtured to become leaders of the new world,but instead they face bullying,something I consider a crime. At Phineas Xulu Secondary School yesterday an 18-year-old pupil named Nkululeko Ndlovu was killed in the classroom by a fellow pupil,Ndlovu was the bully. The pupil who murdered him has not been revealed as yet,but reports state that he used his Metro Cop mothers firearm to seek his own form of justice as the school had not taken any action. The pupils from the high school are relieved that Ndlovu was killed as he was their sole tormentor,pupils statements indicate they feared going to the rest room as Ndlovu would usually seek out his victims there, “We never [wanted] to go to the toilets because we were scared of him. One day I was at the toilet and he came in, grabbed me by my private parts and took my money. His friends were just standing there, laughing,” one boy said. One girl said that if the school had taken action when they were informed of the bullying this would have been prevented,but in a response by an education department spokesperson,they said they were aware of the boys problems and had been working on them with the boys grandmother,I’m sorry but working on the problems is no way of dealing with it,as you can now clearly see that your so-called “working” did not work at all. Killing another human being is a crime,no doubt about that,but in the eyes of a teenager who is constantly beaten up and tormented by a wild child,they do not see any other way out,in some way he is a vigilante for justice.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sentenced 14 criminals to death in just 2 days,the criminals are mainly rapists and murderers,but the Afghan government faces very strong opposition from the Taliban,who claim that other prisoners who also stand to be hung in the next few days are members of their group,and are not “criminals of war” as stated by the administration. The Taliban have basically threatened the government,stating that if the Taliban prisoners are executed there will be “heavy repercussions” for the government. The death penalty is something that has been brought up in many countries worldwide,some people are for it and others against it,but rapists and murderers do they not deserve to be sentenced to death for their hanis crimes?
Monday is back at it again,and it seems as if this weekend was even shorter than the last,but I will say that the weather this weekend was truly sublime,the sun did not hold back any of its beautiful rays,and that just meant,shorts,shades and pool. We went to a pool party in Lonehill over the weekend,and I promise you,it seemed as though we were thrown into an episode of Jersey Shore, I shall dub it Jozi Shore,big buff guys tanned to a near crisp,girls in bikini’s with some big hair and earrings and make-up (all this to go swimming),but it was a pretty awesome party,thank you to the ladies of Peaches Bikini’s for inviting the FreshGang team to be a part of the event,and hopefully soon we will be able to collaborate Mo Crystals with your bikini line.
It is truly heart-breaking to see that in this day and age conflict and violence go hand in hand,there is never a resolution that involves peace and harmony,bloodshed is all. Palestine and Israel wage in a war that has been going on for centuries,people are born into this world of terror and are forced to take part in senseless war where lives have been lost,families are being destroyed and it seems as though world leaders have no intention of bringing this senseless nonsense to an end. The truth of it all is that this continuous anarchy is all about financial gain,the sale of arms and weapons of destruction continues to the line the pockets of the super powers. I do not believe that this war is the problem of the governments of the Middle East or their people,children are being born into a world where they may not see their 1st birthdays,as the death toll rises,do we as a human race just stand back and continue to let this happen?
I’m sure you all remember Anders Behring Breivik,the Norwegian man who slaughtered 77 people in June last year,well this homicidal maniac is back in the media,and yet again for all the wrong reasons. This man has no feelings of remorse for his mass killing spree that he believes was a “cleansing” of the Norwegian society. Anders has written an open letter to a far right German gang member who has been involved in racist killings dating back to the year 2000. Here are some inserts of the letter written by Anders. “We are both among the first rain drops which indicate that there is a massive purifying storm approaching Europe,we are both martyrs for the conservative revolution and you should be extremely proud of your sacrifice and efforts. “Know that your sacrifice is being celebrated in northern Europe by tens of
thousands of cultural conservatives,” he wrote. It truly disgusts me that some people believe that only one race or religion can exist on this planet,and that their actions of mass destruction is a pure and noble thing to do. Do we pass judgment on such people,and does that make us any better than them? Probably not,but having people like Anders as part of our society is definitely not the way forward,obviously people call for the death penalty,but isn’t that the same thing as he has done?Rather place him with hardened criminals whose soul purpose in life is to ensure that new inmates,especially those who have a racist agenda,suffer.
“There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them”
Whats the word mocking birds? Hope everyone had an awesome weekend,I spent my first weekend back in my room after the fire,and I must say it feels pretty damn good. Outsurance were awesome during the whole ordeal,no fuss at all,now that’s an insurance company people need. So I spent most of my weekend in the man cave as I like to now call it,and I realised just how stupid I was with the fire situation,a situation I will never repeat again.
Is it honestly fair that Lance Armstrong went down so easily,or does it show some sort of admission of guilt? I think Lance was treated pretty unfairly,after various tests that showed up negative,they still went after him,but a true champion knows how to show his still the “People’s Champ”.
The Mtv EMA’s took place last night in Frankfurt,I personally have gotten over the whole watching of the show hype,the performances are usually boring and some artists show that they live shows will undoubtedly be a noisy waste of time. Hosted by the sensationally sexy Heidi Klum,who by the way is dating a South African chap fyi. Now if you look at all the winners apart from one,you can clearly see that the music nowadays is dominated by the tween market, Carly Rae Jepsen won best song (Call me Maybe), One Direction won the award for biggest fans, Justin Bieber won best male, Taylor Swift won best female,best live and best look, David Guetta scooped the best electronic award and Linking Park won best rock. Now being an electro fan,it blows my mind to how Guetta beat out Swedish House Mafia,Skrillex and Calvin Harris,who all had a much better year in terms of sales for their music,blows my mind as to how people vote. The dominance of Generation Y is astonishing,even though it’s not their own money,they still have the bulk of the buying worldwide.
After a day of no play in Australia,the test series was able to get back on the way after the skies over head cleared. After a dominant batting display by South Africa’s 2 most reliable players Hashim Amla and Jaques Kallis,who both scored centuries,a fiery Morne Morkel claimed to key wickets to put SA in the driving. A below par bowling performance by debutant Rory Kleinveldt allowed Australia to steady ship,led by captain Michael Clarke who notched up a double century. Kelinveldt has been good domestically showing the qualities of a good bowler in the making,but to play him against Australia down under,may have been a stretch to far for the seamer. Over the years it has become known that the Springboks may be South Africa’s only hope of winning world championships,they’ve done it twice in a very short period of time,and constantly show improvement,with young players coming into the team and replacing legends,and putting in a respectable performance. The Springboks out-bound tour began with a 12-16 victory over Ireland,a brusing game for the Boks,but a solid performance. Notably from Ruan Pienaar who got the only try of the match with some quick thinking under the posts. Pat Lambie had a relatively quiet game,but was very accurate with the boot,kicking well under pressure and giving SA an option to look forward to in the future.
Catch you on the flipside…SHINE ON!!!!
This feels so good right now,this very moment of typing this fiercely and filled with tons of excitement,it feels like forever since I've been able to blog,where have I been? Dealing with the tax man. IRP5's to be exact,and it has been the most brutal I have ever encountered,merely because I hate numbers and everything with SARS is not user-friendly at all,all those adverts about how easy it is to file your returns and bla bla bla,is all a lie,I spent nearly 2 hours on the phone with their "helpful call centre" that ended up to be a waste of my airtime,but dedication and perseverance pushed me through it and I managed to get it all done.
This feels so good right now,this very moment of typing this fiercely and filled with tons of excitement,it feels like forever since I’ve been able to blog,where have I been? Dealing with the tax man. IRP5′s to be exact,and it has been the most brutal I have ever encountered,merely because I hate numbers and everything with SARS is not user-friendly at all,all those adverts about how easy it is to file your returns and bla bla bla,is all a lie,I spent nearly 2 hours on the phone with their “helpful call centre” that ended up to be a waste of my airtime,but dedication and perseverance pushed me through it and I managed to get it all done.
America has spoken,cast their votes and put the right man back in office. It was strange because no news network wanted to just say that America does not want to see the Republicans back in power,because at the end of the day the world was going to suffer with Mitt’s weird beliefs about gay marriage and abortion,this man was planning to turn the world into Mitt City. China seemed pleased with Obama being back in power,the Chinese government was a hot topic during the debate,with Romney claiming the Chinese have been taking American jobs,but that’s normal,there’s at least 1 billion Chinese people,surely they going to take jobs of other nations,it just makes geographical sense.
We’ve also been up to some interesting moves here at Mo Crystals,some of our stones were recently featured in a run way show with Mac Cosmetics,gentlemen I don’t need you guys to understand this one,but ladies I’ sure you understand just how big Mac is as a brand,the show was amazing and the models looked stunning. What blew me away was how they managed to stick the crystals onto the models faces,with the most subtle and elegant touches of make-up by Mac,the stones seemed to come alive. I shall have pictures up of the models as soon as I receive them,and I truly hope this is the beginning of a fruitful and prosperous relationship with Mac Cosmetics.
Great sporting weekend is on the cards for all South Africans,the Proteas have begun their annual tour of Australia this morning,and are currently 255 for 2. I love this test series,it has to be the most exciting of them all,the two powerhouses of test cricket colliding and somehow sparks always fly,if it’s not an onslaught of shear pace bowling by Dale Steyn,then its the elegant and resilient stroke play of Ricky Ponting,and this series is no different,with players like Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander in the form of their lives,the Proteas will be there till the final day defending their World Number 1 status,but the Aussies will be no push overs,Michael Clarke always seems to come alive against South Africa,and with a bowling attack that boasts the likes of Peter Siddle and Pat Cummins,the Australians will show that they still are a cricketing nation.The Springboks begin their tour Europe against the brawling Irish,and Heynecke Meyer has finally heard the nations calls to drop Morne Steyn and replace him with Sharks secret weapon Pat Lambie. Lambie has grown into an amazing flyhalf,very reliable with the boot and has a knack for getting the line moving forward without kicking away possession. Francois Hougaard starts on the wing in the place of the injured Bryan Habana,Hougie is a very illusive runner and has a wicked side step,a very unpredictable player that could help SA gain an easy victory over their Northern Hemisphere opponents.
Now before World news paints this horrible picture of South Africa as they always do,let me say this,what happened at the Linken Park concert in Cape Town was the fault of nobody. A temporary scaffolding collapsed after a freak of nature type of wind blew it over. The sad part of all this was that a young lady lost her life caused by the wind,whilst 19 others were injured with 12 of them needing to be hospitalised. We would like to send our condolences to the family Florentina Heaven-Popa may God be with you.