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Sir David Attenborough is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, and 3D. (source)
Jane Byrne proving the adage that you can never put the poo back in the donkey.
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ISIS has released yet another barbaric video in which two suspected thieves are doused in red antiseptic solution before their left foot and right hand is chopped off with a meat cleaver.
Islamic State sympathisers who shared the grotesque footage online claim ‘two armed thieves attacked herders and stole livestock and cars’, supposedly in the Syrian city of Homs.
This latest display of cruelty comes just one day after the terror group shared a video of a man being thrown to his death from a tall building in Iraq for supposedly being gay.
These people simply have no intelligence. Mob rule. Fear controls. And just to remind you, Labour and the Green Taliban don’t want New Zealand forces to be involved in trying to stop this barbarism, preferring us to stay well away, and take a few refugees. Possibly those with hands and feet. Read more »
How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes
Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures
by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR
In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a multimillion-dollar project to transform the desperately poor area, which was hit hard by the earthquake that struck Haiti the year before. The main focus of the project — called LAMIKA, an acronym in Creole for “A Better
Life in My Neighborhood” — was building hundreds of permanent homes.
Today, not one home has been built in Campeche. Many residents live in shacks made of rusty sheet metal, without access to drinkable water, electricity or basic sanitation. When it rains, their homes flood and residents bail out mud and water.
The Red Cross received an outpouring of donations after the quake, nearly half a billion dollars.
Whenever disaster strikes, the safe bet was to give your money to the Red Cross, because “at least you knew it would go where it was needed”.
That trust, that brand, that loyalty has taken a huge hit – perhaps damaged beyond repair Read more »