Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014

Hello Everybody,
Happy new year!

Yes it is the beginning of a new year and sometimes that is good. A new year can be the start of new goals, targets and plans.

This is a letter from a friend, and it is beautiful, I think this is the best way to say I wish you a perfect new year.


Proverbs taken from Christian Courier:

A good and faithful friend evidences constancy

These “friends of opportunity” are similar to “fair-weather” friends. They are of no value for real needs and support. Choose your friends wisely, for “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Prov. 18:24). The cultivation of friendships indiscriminately can be disastrous.

A true friend possesses candor. He will be open, honest, and sincere. Reproof that is given in love is noble; insincere affection is hypocritical. Solomon said, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy” (Prov. 27:6).

To surround ourselves with “yes men” is spiritually detrimental. “A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet” (Prov. 29:5). We ought to be thankful when our friends offer criticism; we ought to take it as constructively as we can. “Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue” (Prov. 28:23). Candor is a quality of a true friend.

A genuine friend offers wise counsel, even a healthy clash of views.


A trustworthy friend has consideration. He should demonstrate compassion for the feelings of friends. He ought to have a deep sensitivity so he can say the right thing at the right time. If “counsel” is what he says, “consideration” is how and when he says it.


May I wish you a very happy and fruitful 2014


All the best,
Your friend,
Laura

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Weapon of Mass Destruction is Missing!!!!

Hello everybody,

Trusting all is well.


The third artilce is published and this is the link for easy access.

Weapon of Mass Destruction Missing



This article is about a Dillon Gatling Mini-gun that has a six barreled machine gun capable of firing up to 3000 rounds a minute. This is a weapon of mass destruction and its missing! Now can you imagine if this mini-gun ended up in the hands of some fanatic group or terrorist organization? What a tragedy that would be.


In the published article is a snapshot of the letter sent to the President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Zuma, requesting him to intervene in this matter. This letter was delivered on December 20, and no response has been received.

Such a sorry state of affairs! I ask myself if there is an end to this corruption and I can honestly say NO, not during my lifetime. I can imagine how vast the corruption is world-wide and I only have a small glimpse of the size of corruption in South Africa. It is scary, really scary. The world-wide corruption must be terrifying.
Yes that's it, read the article and you will discover how corruption in South Africa is dangerously rearing its ugly head into all the government departments.

Have a wonderful weekend, I'm off to the Johannesburg Zoo with family for the day.

All the best,
Your friend,
Laura

Alarming Abuse of Weapons in South Africa and MORE!!!!!!!!

Hello Everybody,

I am back, my new articles are published and I want to share the links with you.



Article number 1

South Africa a Failing Democracy and a Case of Corruption

This is now a threat, and all threats need to be eliminated. To keep up the charade of being honest, it is difficult for dishonest people to look forward, they must look back, left and right, just in case someone recognizes a little evil lurking somewhere. Despite all these issues being raised with the SAPS (Police), despite cooperation from the SAPS, the issues are held to be above their mandate.

What a nightmare corruption is!


Article number 2

Alarming Abuse of Dangerous Weapons in South Africa

During October 2012, NGAM (a private company) discovered that weapons held at a place of safety under the supervision of the South African Police (SAP) were tampered with. This immediately initiated an investigation by the concerned company. It created a flurry of activity when the weapons were moved from their place of safety to an unknown location. The move was a deliberate use of deception with the SANDF issuing a false affidavit to the South African Police.



There is one more article that is not published yet. I am sure it will be sometime during the day. This is a really scary story, its about a weapon of mass destruction that is MISSING!!!!!! I will share the link once it is published in the Guardian Liberty Voice.

Thank you for taking time out to read my posts, I do appreciate this.

I have enjoyed the writing and sharing with all my friends and family. I am thrilled with all the new friends I have, and feel so blessed.


Take care now.
All the best.

Your friend
Laura



South Africa A Failing Democracy continued

Hello Everybody,

Trusting all is well.
Yes, it's still summer here in South Africa, and we had a lot of rain over the past few days. On Christmas day, it rained the whole day, and we had to limit our fun too indoors and could not enjoy the lovely gardens, swimming pools and blue skies. It was still a lovely day, and we are grateful that we had the opportunity of spending this blessed day with family and fantastic friends. I hope you all had a splendid day to.



<b>South Africa A Failing Democracy – Focus on the Special Forces and NPA
This article focuses on the Special Forces of South Africa and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). These departments are extremely powerful and under the direct control of Jeff Radebe, the Minister of Justice. The Special Forces is rigged with fraud and theft. The NPA is in complete shambles, and I wonder if there is any chance of this unit running properly.



South Africa a Failing Democracy Focus on Joe Modise and the Assassination of Chris Hani
This article is a brief focus on Joe Modise; he is an apartheid activist and was arrested alongside Nelson Mandela. He served as Minister of Defense under the Mandela presidency. He was a staunch guerrilla fighter and often came under the heat of Chris Hani during the struggle days.

The history and assassination of Chris Hani has always fascinated me, and I wanted to find a link to the failing democracy. I truly believe there was a link. Chris Hani was a popular leader and loved by millions of people who were part of the struggle for freedom. He was a man who had a vision, perhaps one of harmony and peace. We will never know. Had he lived I think he would have been elected the first black president of South Africa. I have reason to believe that his death was planned from within the high ranking officials of the African National Congress (ANC). Of course his killer Clive Derby Lewis was a staunch right winger and if he had not been arrested, I think he would have dragged South Africa into a civil war.





I am in the process of submitting another three articles for publication and these are a little more intense than the last few articles. I will post the links once they are available on the Guardian Liberty Voice.

Take care now and happy reading.

Your friend
Laura


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody,
I sincerely wish you all the best over this festive season and pray for the peace of God to fill your lives. May you and your families have a blessed time and be filled with joy, happiness and love.


This story is from Godfruits.com and a big thank you to them for allowing us to share these precious words.

The Night Before Christmas
(With apologies to Clement C. Moore)

It was the night before Christmas and all thru the land
people were traveling home as planned.

The Inns were full of travelers, you know
And a young couple was searching for someplace to go.

She was heavy with child and found permission to rest
in a small stable, not considered the best.

It had a manger and hay, not much more,
Just a few animals and a dirt floor.

In the same country abiding in the field
Shepherds were tending their sheep as they will.

The stars up above were shining up high,
One in particular was lighting the sky.

All of a sudden there appeared in the sky
An angel of God with a message from high.

The angel announced don’t be afraid
I bring you good tidings for all people today.

A Savior is born to you this day
Which is Christ the Lord, he had to say.

In the city of David wrapped in old clothes
lying in manger is the sign you should know.

And all of a sudden there was singing in the air
a multitude of angels singing with care.

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And when they were gone, the shepherds agreed
that they would travel to Bethlehem immediately.

When they arrived they found the sign. Mary, Joseph and the Babe.
He was lying in the manger, just as the angel proclaimed.

They told the parents that they were told
of this Holy child that she now holds.

Mary was thinking of the things that they said
then they returned and bowed their heads

They praised and prayed and glorified Him
and for all the things the angel had said

Eight days later, it’s time, someone claimed
The small infant JESUS was named.

Remember the star that lighted the sky
that special night, the angels came by .

From even that time, from really afar,
there had been three kings following that star.

It had taken much time to read the starry law,
but they rejoiced with great joy when they saw what they saw.

A mother named Mary with a child that they saw
they fell to the floor and worshipped in awe.

They brought Him gifts of Myrrh, frankincense and gold
very pricey items we are told.

Over two thousand years have passed since then
When Jesus was a child born not of sin.

He came and He lived and died for you and me.
God Almighty clearly loves all humanity.

He says He will be back, very soon at least,
To gather His bride for a wedding feast.

Christmas will continue forever indeed
So give your gifts in His precious memory.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
may your life be filled with His joy and His light.

-- Rock Griffis
the wonderful memories! Share God's love and keep smiling!


"If you say, 'Surely we did not know this,' does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?"
Proverbs 24:12 NKJV


All the best,
Your friend,
Laura

Sunday, December 22, 2013

South Africa - A failing Democracy

Hello Everybody,

Trusting all is well.

Yes, its weekend time again, and as always fabulous. We are enjoying lovely hot summer weather. Clear blue skies, temperatures are high, and it's hot. It's time to enjoy swimming and water sports. We have had a lot of summer rain during the nights, and that is so welcome to reduce the heat of the day.
The other half of the world has winter now and some places snow. I think that must be beautiful to see. I have never experienced a 'white' Christmas, and can imagine it must be magical.

I have being writing a few articles on the failing democracy of South Africa over the past week, and I am inserting the links for you to read and a brief synopsis.

South Africa a Failing Democracy – The Introduction

This article is the introduction of the story about the South African Failing Democracy and briefly describes the different cultures and the first twenty years of democracy.

South Africa a Failing Democracy: Hendrik Verwoerd, Jeff Radebe and Pik Botha
The second article about the failing democracy takes a look at Verwoerd the prime minister who was assassinated and possible reasons. A brief discussion on Jeff Rabdebe and Pik Botha, who both seem to be colorful people.

South Africa A Failing Democracy – The ANC Governance
The third article describes the governance of the ANC and shows how it is certainly failing the citizens. A short story on the shack dwellers and their attack on government for decent housing, show how democracy is failing.
South Africa A Failing Democracy Spotlight on Fana Hlongwane and Vusi Pikoli

This article is about two characters that seem to have a direct link to the failing democracy of South Africa. Fana Holonwane, our own billionaire who lives like a rap star and does not hide the fact that he is mega rich. Vusi Pikoli is indeed a person that is linked to conspiracy and perhaps there is more to tell.

South Africa a Failing Democracy – The ANC and Spotlight on January Che Masilela
Again this article goes back to the ANC, the governing party and briefly looks at some of its policies. Then we spotlight on January Che Masilela who died in a tragic car accident and wonder if this was indeed a planned 'hit' because he knew to much.

South Africa A Failing Democracy – The Mining Community and Cyril Ramaphosa
This is the last article I had published but certainly not the end of the story. In this article, we look at Cyril Ramaphosa and his contribution to the unions of this country. The a quick look at the mining industry, starting with Welkom gold mines and the history, to the Auroro Mines, controlled by the Zuma and Mandela families, and how their workers are treated worse than dogs. A look at the extensively covered story of the Marikana massacre.

There are so many questions that need to be answered. I have so many more stories to tell and will continue posting new articles this week. The new articles will focus on the media, some of the defense force departments, the white billionaires of the defense force and the Zuma and Radebe camp. Are we for or against Zuma?

It is a sad fact that the democracy is indeed failing. Perhaps there is some hope for this country, perhaps not.

Have a super week
Your Friend
Laura

Sunday, December 15, 2013

South Africa - December 16


Hello Everybody,

Today is a public holiday in South Africa. December 16, this date is significant to both the Afrikaans speaking people and the African cultures. In 1994, this date was recognized as a day of reconciliation and national unity.



Before the reign of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid, the Afrikaner commemorated this day as the Day of the Vow, a religious holiday, also known as the of the Covenant or Dingaan's Day. (This refers to victory over the Zulus, or Battle of Blood River.)
December 16, 1961 is known as the founding of Umkhonte we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), the armed forces of the African National Congress (ANC)



Today is significant as the president of South Africa; Jacob Zuma will unveil the 9 meter high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa




I began writing a few articles titled SOUTH AFRICA – A FAILING DEMOCRACY and the first two were published in the Guardian Liberty Express yesterday. Here are the links to both articles.

South Africa a Failing Democracy – The Introduction

South Africa a Failing Democracy: Hendrik Verwoerd, Jeff Radebe and Pik Botha

I am hoping to uncover some of the reasons why we have a failing democracy and am convinced that these articles will do just that. I am captivated by the vast amount of people and departments who are part of a net so intricately weaved, and perhaps not realizing there is a giant spider that can dismantle the entire web.. It’s a real challenge and one that I am enjoying.

All the best,
Your friend,
Laura

NELSON MANDELA ETERNALLY AT REST

Hello everybody,

It is such a beautiful day here in Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s a real hot summer's day, blue skies with a few clouds dancing about and no wind. Actually it is extremely hot outside, but perfect if you are in the shade under one of the beautiful large green trees, sipping a cold iced tea and admiring the lovely flowers and colors. Oh so perfect. I am blessed.
When the official time of death of Nelson Mandela was announced on December 5, it brought a swift end to the speculation of when he died and who was right about the date. Well that is clearly an issue that will be debated and the discovery of certain planned events before the announcement; there might just be a story to tell.
I wrote and published a story in the Guardian Liberty Voice (previously Guardian Express), titled Nelson Mandela Funeral Plans and His Final Resting Place in Qunu.
Please use this link NM Funeral Plans article link and read this article.
Since December 5, so many media channels have over exposed the Mandela story and history of his life. Perhaps it’s a little too much after all the man is not a god. I found the publicity given to Nelson Mandela unbearable at times and considered that the way news is generated through the social media, and communication channels is overpowering at times.

The memorial service held at the FNB Stadium, in Soweto, and attended by a huge contingent of world leaders, and royalty was amusing, sad, and caught my attention. Yes, I listened when Barak Obama spoke, his tribute was moving and that in my opinion was the best speech of the day.
The downpour of rain down all day long, left the stadium wet and covered by gloomy skies, but the heads of state and VIP's were secured behind a glass enclosure and protected from the weather, among other possible happenings. I was amused by the booing during President Zuma's speech.

That is a shameful action to undertake at an event of this magnitude and especially when so many world leaders are grouped together at the same time. This action prompted me to find out more, and yes I did. I will share during the next few weeks. It was like information overload, and I am overwhelmed at the real situation of the South African state. A hint, I think it was to ruin President Jacob Zuma.
Anyway, after that memorial service, the body of Nelson Mandela was moved to the mortuary at the Military Hospital in Pretoria. From Wednesday until Friday, the casket, draped with a South African flag was moved to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. I think it is pretty sad considering the number of people who queued the whole day to file past the body was unbearable. I wondered how people could stand all day long just to catch a fleeting glimpse of Nelson Mandela. Well people did love the man, and I guess it was a final goodbye for many. Or perhaps, it’s the first time that so many ordinary citizens could actually get that close to the famed Nelson Mandela. A friend of mine, who saw the corpse, told me it looked more like a wax figure than a real corpse. Of course, the frenzy of the photo doing the viral rounds on twitter caused a little controversy. Again people who did see this photo commented that it looked green and not real. Well the man is dead, what are we supposed to expect.
Now that the final burial takes place at Qunu in the Eastern Cape, a sense of normality has returned to our province, and people seem to be pleased to continue with their lives and holidays. That’s exactly what I want to do! I am officially on holiday and can enjoy my freedom for a month. Yeah, so happy about that!


Wishing you a wonderful week and stay blessed.
Your friend
Laura
(With my son on his wedding day)




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