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Man kills only son for trying to marry an older woman

Unidentified man in Awka, the Anambra State capital, has allegedly killed his only son, Chibuzor, for proposing to a woman older than him. 289 more words

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My Favorite Word, "Auntie"

We were fortunate enough to spend the past weekend with some of my family on a vacation in Iowa. It was a long drive but we made it there and back in one piece. 301 more words

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My Favorite Word, “Auntie”

We were fortunate enough to spend the past weekend with some of my family on a vacation in Iowa. It was a long drive but we made it there and back in one piece. We used my sisters time share to get a couple of apartment style rooms on a golf course in Panora, IA. (For the record she does not advise that you purchase time shares but since the deed is done we make the most of it!) The weather was perfect all weekend which always helps with kids so they aren’t cooped up all the time. We had so much square footage that is was so nice to not be on top of each other for once. We had three kitchens and five bathrooms between the two apartments so that kind of space was darn near priceless. Typically the boys will go out golfing but as we were on the golf course the ladies got a chance to go out once as well. It was a blast. And of course I got spend time with five of my favorite people. Each of them are such fun, sassy, outgoing, and loving people. I’ll never get tired of them calling out to me or hugging my neck tight. Sweet Alice still has a limited vocabulary but spits out, “Auntie!” just fine. There are pros and cons to being a younger sibling. You constantly feel behind at life and are always trying to catch up to where your older siblings are at. You always feel younger and less mature by comparison. When I think about what my siblings were like at my current age they always seemed more put together and in charge of life at the same age than I ever was. I think part of that is just perception and birth order because when I look to my younger sibling in the case where I am the older one, that is when I feel put together in life. It makes me curious as to how the oldest and the youngest feel. Does the youngest never get the chance to feel like they are grown adults? Does the oldest feel added pressure to pave the way and set high expectations for their siblings to then meet? I don’t know, I think I’m rambling at this point. My point being is although I feel ready to start a family and have my own children, being a younger sibling gave me the opportunity to be a great aunt. If I were the oldest sibling I’d never have as much time to spoil and enjoy my nieces and nephews because my first job would be to mother my own kids. I am grateful for being a middle child for that reason. But it is a double edged sword. Being 8 and 4 years younger than my older siblings means that even if I had children at the same age as they did they’d still be 8-4 years younger than their cousins. And as I have not had kids at the same age as they did that gap will be even bigger and that has always bothered me. I’m ready to have a family when God gives it to me but I’m sad knowing that my children won’t get to play with cousins their own age and will most likely be left out of activities with them simply because they will be so much younger. And with M’s brother and his wife living on the other side of the country there’s not the opportunity for close cousin activities there either. As much as I hate feeling like the odd man out in my family I have to remember all the times in my life I’ve always felt that way and how nine times out of ten it ended being a really great thing. Growing up everyone always said if I didn’t look like the rest of the family they’d swear I was adopted! Sometimes that can make me feel proud and different and sometimes that uniqueness can be lonely. But now for sure I know I’m rambling. I’ve gotten way off topic thanks to my desire to procrastinate my chores and the contemplative music I have on in the background. Back to the vacation recap! Of course family time can be stressful too. Differences of opinions, different ways of doing things, different ideas on how to spend your vacation time…you get the idea. So with stress, time away from work, and long drives, what makes family time worth it? Simple. The memories made, the pictures taken, and the laughter in between it all. And the older my siblings and I get the harder it will start to be to get all together.

When it comes to Health Provision, the USA could learn a lot from North Korea

North Korea: “Their Health System Sucks”, Do They have Schools and Hospitals… In America, We’ve Got Medicare…

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research, August 16, 2017… 937 more words

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When it comes to Health Provision, the USA could learn a lot from North Korea

North Korea: “Their Health System Sucks”, Do They have Schools and Hospitals… In America, We’ve Got Medicare…
Global Research, August 16, 2017
The North Korean government, according to the Western media is said to be oppressing and impoverishing its population. Here in the USA we have medicare, all our kids are educated, we are all literate, and “we want to live in America”. And in the DPRK, the health system sucks, they don’t have schools and hospital beds, they are all a bunch of illiterates,   You would not want to live there!  Beneath the mountain of media disinformation, there is more than meets the eye. Despite sanctions and military threats, not to mention the failed intent of “respectable” human rights organizations (including Amnesty International) to distort the facts, North Korea’s “health system is the envy of the developing world” according to the Director General of the World Health Organization:WHO director-general Margaret Chan said the country had “no lack of doctors and nurses””. Screen shot of April 2010 BBC report Health. DPRK vs. USA While praising North Korea, the WHO admonishes the USA for “not having a universal health coverage”: Screenshot CNBC Report, February 2017 quoting a study by the WHO and Imperial College London Lets look at the figures. The Library of Congress Federal Research Division quoting official sources concurs: North Korea has a national medical service and health insurance system. As of 2000, some 99 percent of the population had access to sanitation, and 100 percent had access to water, but water was not always potable. Medical treatment is free. In the past, there reportedly has been one doctor for every 700 inhabitants and one hospital bed for every 350 inhabitants “In 2006 life expectancy was estimated at 74.5 years for women and 68.9 for men, or nearly 71.6 years total.” Higher than in most developing countries. Lower than in the United States. Can we trust official US-UN sources? In America we have medicare. Education: DPRK vs. USA What about their run down schools, serving an illiterate North Korean population? According to UNESCO, Public Education in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is universal and fully funded by the State. According to US official government sources (Library of Congress Federal Research Division): “Education in North Korea is free, compulsory, and universal for 11 years, from ages four to 15, in state-run schools. The national literacy rate for citizens 15 years of age and older is 99 percent. (Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, p. 7) In contrast in the USA, according to the US Department of Education Surveysthe Adult Illiteracy rate (16 and older) is of the order of 13.6% and 14.5%  depending on the criterion (2003 data). There is a 99% percent adult literacy rate in North Korea compared to about 86% in the USA. That sounds crazy! Who is fiddling with the data? These are all official UN-US statistics. “The national direct estimates of the percentages of adults lacking BPLS (Basic Prose Literacy Skills) are 14.5 percent for the 2003 NAAL and 14.7 percent for the 1992 NALS. In comparison, the national direct estimates of the percentages Below Basic in prose literacy are 13.6 percent for the NAAL and 13.8 percent for the NALS. (National Center for Education Statistics) Educational achievement measured in terms of adult literacy in the DPRK is higher than in the United States of America? And how did they reach this performance with an economic sanctions regime extending over a period of more than 20 years? History: Up to thirty percent of the population of North Korea was killed during the Korean War (1950-53) Just a couple of additional statistics concerning “life expectancy” in the DPRK resulting from US led wars (1950-53), not to mention Trump’s “fire and fury”. “After destroying North Korea’s 78 cities and thousands of her villages, and killing countless numbers of her civilians, [General] LeMay remarked,“Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population.” (See War Veteran Brian Willson. Korea and the Axis of Evil, Global Research, April, 2002) According to Dean Rusk, who later became secretary of state, the US bombed“everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another.”   It is now believed that the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population of 8 – 9 million people during the 37-month long “hot” war, 1950 – 1953, perhaps an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerence of another.” (See Brian Willson. Korea and the Axis of Evil, Global Research, April, 2002) Even Newsweek tacitly acknowledges that the US committed extensive war crimes against the Korean people: Screenshot Newsweek 4 May 2017 While Newsweek in this article is telling the truth, more generally the US media has failed to inform Americans regarding the extensive war crimes committed against the Korean people by successive US administrations. Collective Memory of the People of North Korea It is not in America’s collective memory as pointed out by Newsweek, but it is certainly in the collective memory of the people of the DPRK. There is not a single family in North Korea which has not lost a loved one during 37 months of extensive US carpet bombing (1950-53). Put yourself in their shoes. Pyongyang capital of North Korea, in 1953, almost entirely destroyed by U.S. bombing during the Korean War. Pyongyang today, rebuilt. Pyongyang today rebuilt: Dispels the myth of a backward urban society. Trump wants to reduce Pyongyang to rubble. Do the Pyongyang towers (see image above) compete with Manhattan’s Trump Tower? Ask Donald Trump. WE NEED AN ORGANIZED AND UNIFIED PROTEST MOVEMENT ACROSS THE LAND, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY SAY NO TO TRUMP’S “PREVENTIVE” NUCLEAR WAR AGAINST NORTH KOREA. SAY NO TO WORLD WAR III.   CALL FOR THE US TO SIGN A PEACE AGREEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA. The original source of this article is Global Research

3 robbery suspects arrested in Enugu

Enugu state police command has reported arrest three members of a robbery gang that have been terrorising motorists along Ugwuoba, Awka, Oji Road and its environs. 107 more words

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Man survives after truck rams into SUV at Awka, crumpling it

This is nothing short of a miracle. A speeding truck rammed into an SUV early Sunday morning, atop Aroma Flyover bridge, Awka, Anambra State.

The unidentified lone occupant of the crumpled jeep was finally brought out after two hours of rescue operation and evacuated to the hospital by good Samaritans. 28 more words

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El misterio de Los Awkas

“Había un señor que se llamó Roque Mutumbajoy. Él era completamente diferente a nosotros, los rasgos físicos de él, tenía unas orejas muy grandotas, la nariz de él era totalmente diferente y tenía unos rotos, unos huecos por aquí en el tabique y plumas de guacamayo travesadas en las orejas, no porque fuera médico tradicional sino que así era la cultura de él. 687 more words

Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. #JujuFilms

Awka has a certain kind of aura about it, because it was the place of the blacksmiths that created implements which made agriculture possible. — Chinua Achebe… 875 more words