All things to all people
A friend recently described this blog as being "even-handed".
Well, that certainly wasn't my intention, but in the spirit of his praise I offer you a couple of contrasting stories.BPa. BP makes record profitsb. BP slammed for rights abusesc. BP's operations in Indonesiad. BP has a notorious reputation,
but exhaustingly attempts to parade the company off as a socially and environmentally responsible company.e. BP in Aceh
~ the B
ress, that isTom showed me that it's time to focus on the living. Yes, the devastation is like nothing the modern world has seen before. But as Christians mobilize in the face of seemingly insurmountable anguish and destruction to carry aid and perform acts of service and selflessness, the survivors of Aceh - as well as the people of Sri Lanka, India, the Maldives, and Thailand - will see the difference of those who come as the hands and feet of Christ Jesus. *Names changed for security reasons.
Presumably this means Jesus Christ, not Tom.Investmenta. Ethical Funds
Some investors feel that there are no standards which can be created for ethical investing since each individual has their own set of values and morals. If no standards are created, however, then even the most harmful investments can be called "ethical" by some. Fortunately, there are several basic values that most people share:
b. Vice Fund It is the Advisor's philosophy that although often considered politically incorrect, these and similar industries and products ... will continue to experience significant capital appreciation during good and bad markets. The Advisor considers these industries to be nearly "recession-proof." - Vice Fund Prospectus
- Avoid Causing Illness, Disease & Death
- Avoid Destroying or Damaging the Environment
- Avoid Treating Honest People with Disrespect
are some links to blogs and sites which have come to my attention through my tags and referring sources.
First off, there is the Fiction Writing Blog
, which has seemingly used Jakartass as source material. To be honest, I have problems enough in living in the real world, let alone fictionalising it.
Then there's Netlex Blogs 2.0
in French (eh?
) who've got Jakartass as a permanent link. Merci beaucoup. C'est un honneur. Mais pourquoi?
Another permanent link is from Belize Jungle Dome
ALL staff seem to be blogging there ~ what a lifestyle! This is an eco-tourism project I'm very interested in because I very much hope to have a major involvement in Hotel Rimbo
in West Sumatra within a year or two.Simon's World of Asian blogs
is, as always, worth exploring.Finally,
anyone here who has seen the Oscar-nominated film, In the Name of the Father
(available here as a pirated DVD for less than $1), may be surprised, yet pleased, to hear that 16 years after their convictions were quashed, the Guildford 4 have finally received a public apology from British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
It was one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice
in British legal history. Three Belfast men and an English woman spent 15 years in prison after police fabricated confessions for the IRA bombing of the Horse and Groom pub in Guildford in 1974.At the time of the Guildford Four's sentencing (on October 22, 1975), presiding judge Sir John Donaldson stated that he regretted they had not been charged with treason, for then he could have sentenced them to death.There were more than 100 discrepancies in the Guildford Four's confessions.
The IRA bombers who actually confessed to the bombing are currently in prison, but not for this outrage.
It's not so different here in Indonesia. There are many perpetrators of evil acts who go unpunished. These may be oldish links, but they're still valid.Whither the Munir case?Will these generals ever be brought to trial?And these?