Peace Island to Get Borough Status

first_imgThe Act establishing the Peace Island Community as a Borough was sponsored by Montserrado County District # 10 Representative Julius BerrianBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIThe Peace Island Community, popularly known as ‘540,’ in Congo Town is headed for a borough status, through an Act approved by the House of Representatives.The Act was approved into law by members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 6.The House passed the Act based on a report by the Joint Committee on Judiciary, Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning and Internal Affairs.“Taking into consideration the rapid growth in population, about thirty-eight thousand (38,000) inhabitants on Peace Island as well as infrastructure development such as schools, clinics, recreation centers, churches, and mosques; and realizing that these residents are peaceful Liberian citizens and have lived on the Peace Island in the Township of Congo Town for the past 20 years, we therefore, crave the indulgence of the plenary to pass this Act into law,” the Joint Committee’s report said.If the law is concurred by the Senate and attested to by the President, the borough shall be headed by a Governor, who will be appointed by the President.It will have a nine-member council to have geographical balance and be subject to elections for a period of four years, and a Magisterial Court will be established for its administration.The Act was sponsored by Montserrado County District # 10 Representative Julius Berrian.Rep. Berrian told reporters that the creation of the Borough of Peace Island is meant to buttress government’s efforts to implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).The lawmaker said “it is an inevitable need for the creation of the Borough of Peace Island Community in order to enhance the livelihood of the more than 38,000 persons” resident there.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Invincible Eleven Intensify Season Preparation

first_imgFormer Mighty Barrolle head coach Tyrance Dixon instructs players after regular training session. (Photo credit: Anthony Kokoi.) Having been relegated to the second tier of the Liberian national league, the “Sunshine Yellow Boys” – Invincible Eleven (IE), have intensified their regular training sessions ahead of the pending league season.IE was last season relegated to the second division after finishing at the bottom of the 12-team table. Though the ‘Yellow Boys’ became stronger during the final half of the season, it was, however, late for them to remain in the league following their poor performance in the first half of the season.For the past weeks, the team have been conducting justification sessions in their quest to recruit new players. During yesterday’s training session, former Mighty Barrolle coach Tyrance Dixon was spotted conducting basic training with the players after being away from the touchline since phase two of last season.Since the climax of last season, IE have only announced the appointment of coach Thomas Kojo as Technical Director. It is yet unclear whether coach Dixon is taking over from former head coach Samuel Sumo, who is currently leading County Meet football champions Montserrado County.Coach Sumo took over IE during the second half of last season and managed to secure three wins and two draws out of 11 games. He conceded his worst defeat in his first match at the Blue Field after his team was thrashed 6-0 by BYC.IE will compete in the second division next season along with traditional rivals Mighty Barrolle that were also relegated after finishing in the 10th position, with 24 points out of 22 games.In another development, club president Sekou Keita has congratulated former IE player George Weah on his achievement as President-elect of Liberia. According to Mr. Keita, Weah deserves the post due to his humanitarian gestures over the years. He expressed hope that the ascendancy of Weah will be a great help to the club that he played for during the early stage of his football career.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana’s telecoms sector liberalised

first_img…Minister gets ‘sweeping’ power – AliAfter six hours of heated debate, the Government on Monday evening passed the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2016, despite pleas from the Opposition that certain sections of the Bill needed to be reviewed.“We are taking all the powers and putting it monopolistically in the hands of the Minister…their powers are too much and too great for the Ministers,” Opposition Member of Parliament Irfaan Ali argued, stating that the Bill was moving the monopoly from a company straight into the hands of the Minister. He further stated that the passage of the Bill in its present state would move the country backwards from a “monopolistic position to dictatorship”.He pointed out that there were errors in the Bill, but they were overlooked. He contended that the “mischief” in the Bill was in plain sight as it related to the Minister’s control in the sector. Therefore, he suggested that the Bill be sent to a special select committee to correct its “deficiencies”.The much-anticipated Bill was on Monday read for a second time in the House by Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, who touted the importance of its passage in developing the country’s economy and standard of living.After eight speakers and back and forth heckling, the Bill was passed. Hughes, in her presentation, pleaded with the House to recognise the importance of information and communication technology as the transformational agent for the overall improvement of citizens’ lives and the building of a 21st Century economy.“Critical to this improvement is the creation of a telecommunication sector that is competitive and flexible enough to need a modern rapidly evolving technological environment. This transition is long overdue,” she insisted, adding that the sector should be an open one in order for Guyana to progress in the area of service provision and delivery and not lag behind other Caricom countries and most of the rest of the world.She said the landmark legislation would provide for an open, competitive telecommunications sector where new market entrants and investors would be attracted to invest in the country.The Minister stated that consumers would be given more choice and access to reliable and advanced telecommunications services. “The intention is clearly to be an Act to provide for the establishment of the telecommunication agency and for a regular, coordinated, open and competitive telecommunication sector.” “Any suggestion that there has been no consultation on this Bill is clearly inaccurate. This Bill is the work of both sides of the House and we should be proud that we were able to work together to come up with such an excellent piece of legislation.“This Bill is a very important one. Guyana cannot waste any more time lagging when it comes to information communication technology. It is one that is awaited with much anticipation by all Guyanese. It will guarantee that we get better service…”In crushing the monopoly and levelling the playing field, Hughes stated that much effort was placed into the design of the legislation to ensure that it was effective and could be implemented as early as possible. She insisted that it was enshrined with transparency and non-discrimination in the issuance of licences and frequency authorisation, adding that the Bill provides for regulation to ensure that consumers receive good quality service. The Bill comprises 14 parts with 95 clauses.GTT, which has claimed a legal monopoly on international voice and data transmissions and the domestic wireline service, has always declared that the sector was free because of the existence of other service providers. However, Digicel, its giant competitor, has lambasted the company for its statement.Member of Parliament Odinga Lumumba who described the monopoly as a noose around the necks of Guyanese, stated that when GT&T took over the sector, it became a “cash cow” and instead of building a national cable network and advancing the sector, the company’s only interest was maximising profits.He stated that from his research, the passage of the legislation would enable better landline services, lower-cost landline and mobile service, more dynamic Internet service and new job opportunities. Stating that the population was dealt a bad hand by the monopoly, Lumumba declared that now was the time to break it and create an open market.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during his presentation, gave his full support to the passage of the Bill, citing that the issues that have risen in the debate were void.He urged Ali to reconsider his statement that the piece of legislation should be sent to a select committee and instead “let us do what we have to do and pass the Bill”.Citing the experience and knowledge the committee leaned on, Harmon announced that he felt proud of the work of the committee and to stand and represent the Bill in the House.He stated that there have been extensive consultations on the legislation and the time has come for its passage. He went as far back as to mention that former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds had called for the passage of the Bill.Harmon stated that the Bill would have been passed if not for the prorogation of the Parliament.In November 2013, the National Assembly sent the legislation to a special select committee with the then Opposition indicating that while it supported the Bill, it was uneasy over the then Minister’s control.The Bill was pushed back several times and the two communications giants in Guyana were in discussions to break the monopoly held by GTT.PPP/C Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, who moved a motion for the Bill to be sent to a special select committee, stated that it was the Government’s responsibility to fix the sector. “We failed, you fix it. We are not in government, hon, you have to get the fibre-optical cable,” she said, minutes before her motion was shot down and the Bill passed.last_img read more

“Killer Man” nabbed for fisherman’s execution in Suriname

first_img– another Guyanese boat captain arrested for deadly attacks Surinamese law enforcement officers on Wednesday evening nabbed the notorious “Killerman” who was fingered in the murder of Guyanese businessman, Somnath Monohar, who was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in March.“Killerman” was arrested by the law enforcement agents after they received information from an informant about his whereabouts.Based on reports received, the informant who is an enemy to “Killerman”, was shot to his chest during an attempted execution by the suspect who drove off the scene with another man in his vehicle.After leaving the scene, they were pursued by Police ranks who were summoned and the duo was subsequently arrested. The injured Police informant is presently in a serious condition in a hospital in Paramaribo.Only on Tuesday, it was reported that Monohar’s family who travelled to Suriname after his shooting offered US$50,000 as revenge money for his murder. Monohar was killed on March 30 while he and a colleague were standing in front of a relative’s home.He was shot several times about the body and succumbed to his injured a few hours later.It is believed that the slain Police rank, Premcharan Ravikan, who was found dead hours after he was allegedly kidnapped by Guyanese, might have been in possession of critical information about the shooting death of Monohar, apart from being the one who provided the gun to carry out the attack.He was kidnapped on Saturday afternoon and his body was discovered in the wee hours of Sunday morning with five stab wounds and a gunshot injury to his abdomen. His throat was also slit.Now with “Killerman” in custody, the Police will make every attempt to get information with respect to the recent piracy attack that has left four dead and 11 others still missing.To date, “Crackhead” has confessed to killing at least five Guyanese fishermen and disposing their bodies in the Atlantic Ocean. Upon his arrest, he reportedly confessed to killing five fishermen in the recent attacks.He claimed that he was following orders which were to attack the boat and “get rid” of the occupants. He remains in custody as the lawmen continue their investigations.However, Guyana Times understands that another suspect in connection with the deadly attacks on April 28, 2018 and May 2, 2018, was arrested in Guyana. The suspect, Ron Drepaul, a 37-year-old fishing boat captain was reportedly in the company of Nakool Monohar.Drepaul is the captain of Cristina-1 SK 1221 and was arrested following a description passed on by survivors of the robberies to the Police. He operates out of Number 43 Village foreshore on the Corentyne.Nakool Manohar, however, was arraigned on Friday last at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for three piracy-related offences and is expected to be charged shortly with the most recent attacks.Meanwhile, following a recent meeting with fishermen a Police inspector reportedly stated that a lot of information is circulating but that little information is officially obtained from the fishermen themselves.As such, he stated “We want to investigate this matter to the bottom, but we depend on you”. He could not disclose details, but the guarantee “that we are right with the research.”last_img read more

UPDATED – Alleged abandoned car found in Hudson’s Hope under RCMP investigation

first_imgThe RCMP are still searching near Gillam for the suspects. UPDATE as of 11:00 am: Cpl. Chris Manseau, Division Media Relations Officer, B.C. RCMP Communication Services has been in touch with Hudson’s Hope RCMP and can say the vehicle owner has been located and identified as someone visiting family locally. The vehicle is of no suspicion in connection to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky and is purely coincidence.HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Over the weekend, a grey Toyota that looked to be abandoned with Manitoba plates was found in Hudson’s Hope and is now being investigated by RCMP.The Facebook post shared on Sunday, August 4th, 2019, shows pictures of the vehicle parked in an area near Hudson’s Hope, with comments from people wondering if this vehicle could be associated with Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.- Advertisement -The original person who posted the photos on Facebook said they contact the RCMP and Cpl. Chris Manseau, Division Media Relations Officer, B.C. RCMP Communication Services confirms the vehicle is now under the investigation of the Hudson’s Hope RCMP.There are no further details at this time and will update the story when we know more.The last confirmed sighting of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod was on July 22 in Gillam Manitoba.  The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more

DDTV: Monday blues? This amazing performance is sure to cheer you up

first_imgRecorded at last year’s Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon, here is a performance by the unbelievable Johnny Gallagher playing “Oh Well”.A crowd quickly gathers around Johnny and after a few minutes he has everyone tapping their feet to the infectious beat. The Rory Gallagher festival is on every year to celebrate the life of the multi-instrumental Rory Gallagher. A bronze statue of Rory overlooks Ballyshannon.DDTV: Monday blues? This amazing performance is sure to cheer you up was last modified: October 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buskingfestivalguitarJOhnny GallagherMUSICRory Gallagherlast_img read more

NEIL GALLAGHER NOMINATED FOR SEPTEMBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD

first_imgNeil Gallagher has been nominated for the September Player of the Month award.Donegal star Neil Gallagher’s chances of getting an All-Star this season have shortened after the influential Glenswilly man was nominated for the September Player of the Month award.Gallagher has been tipped to get his second All-Star award after a stunning year for Donegal.The Glenswilly man was an integral part of Jim McGuinness’s side and helped Donegal regain the Ulster SFC and reach the All-Ireland final. He was one of Donegal’s best performers against Kerry in the All-Ireland final a fortnight ago and he was nominated for this month’s award along with Kerry duo Paul Murphy and Kieran Donaghy.Gallagher played in Glenswilly’s Donegal SFC defeat to Kilcar last weekend and he’ll feature for them this weekend when they travel to Bundoran in search of a crucial win to keep them in the championship. NEIL GALLAGHER NOMINATED FOR SEPTEMBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD was last modified: September 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAANeil GallaghernewsSportlast_img read more

CAN YOU HELP FAMILY FIND THEIR MISSING PET DOG?

first_imgMISSING: A Donegal family have been left heartbroken following the disappearance of their beloved pet dog.The family have contacted Donegal Daily tin the hope that somebody somewhere has spotted their cute little King Charles Spaniel called Casey. Casey went missing yesterday afternoon in the Castlefinn area.However, despite an extensive search being carried out all over the area there will unable to locate Casey.The worried owner Lisa told Donegal Daily, “He’s a very friendly dog and we’re desperate to have him home.“His name is Casey but he also responds to Ned. “He has a birth mark at the top of his head, and has very distinctive brown spots on him which can be seen in the pictures.He’s easy to recognise so we’re hoping some of your readers may have spotted him and we can get him home ASAP.“He also has a black leather collar on him with a small black bandanna on the back.“Please phone 0749146022 if anyone has seen him, we would really appreciate it. CAN YOU HELP FAMILY FIND THEIR MISSING PET DOG? was last modified: July 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOGfamilymissingnewsNoticespetlast_img read more

New Utopian Vision Requires Drastic Demotion of Humans

first_img(Visited 547 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Humans must be re-imagined, then re-made to fit the new global utopia, according to an environmental evolutionist.Reimagining the human (Science Magazine). As Eileen Crist writes in part of Science Magazine’s “Tomorrow’s Earth” series, she forgets the horrors of past generations that tried to “re-imagine” human beings to fit an elite agenda. As usual, the elite only wants to “help” mankind avoid an imagined threat. Crist has a whopper to scare people about:Earth is in the throes of a mass extinction event and climate change upheaval, risking a planetary shift into conditions that will be extremely challenging, if not catastrophic, for complex life. Although responsibility for the present trajectory is unevenly distributed, the overarching drivers are rapid increases in (i) human population, (ii) consumption of food, water, energy, and materials, and (iii) infrastructural incursions into the natural world. As the “trends of more” on all these fronts continue to swell, the ecological crisis is intensifying. Given that human expansionism is causing mass extinction of nonhuman life and threatening both ecological and societal stability, why is humanity not steering toward limiting and reversing its expansionism?Who, exactly, is “humanity” that needs to take the steering wheel? Beware the reckless driver heading us off the cliff!The rational response to the present-day ecological emergency would be to pursue actions that will downscale the human factor and contract our presence in the realm of nature. Yet in mainstream institutional arenas, economic, demographic, and infrastructural growth are framed as inevitable, while technological and management solutions to adverse impacts are pursued single-mindedly. Although pursuing such solutions is important, it is also clear that reducing humanity’s scale and scope in the ecosphere is the surest approach to arresting the extinction crisis, moderating climate change, decreasing pollution, and providing sorely needed leeway to tackle problems of poverty, food insecurity, and forced migration. The question that arises is why the approach of contracting the human enterprise tends to be ignored.This is not only biased (assuming only her view is “the rational response”), it is very odd for a materialist to say. What other species of animal ponders what it “should” do, and decides that mass death is “rational”? Are we not all evolved primates, in Crist’s worldview? Doesn’t population genetics handle these situations automatically?Crist doesn’t stop. With Science Magazine’s blessing, she attacks her bogeyman: the worldview that believes in human exceptionalism:The answer lies in the deeper cause of the ecological crisis: a pervasive worldview that imbues the trends of more with a cachet of inevitability and legitimacy. This worldview esteems the human as a distinguished entity that is superior to all other life forms and is entitled to use them and the places they live. The belief system of superiority and entitlement—or human supremacy—manifests in a range of anthropocentric commonplace assumptions, linguistic constructs, institutional regimes, and everyday actions of individual, group, nation-state, and corporate actors. For example, the human is invested with powers of life and death over all other beings and with the prerogative to control and manage all geographical space. The all-encompassing manifestation of the belief system of human supremacy is precisely what constitutes it as a worldview.She clarifies that this evil worldview is a product of the evil West. Behold, “western civilization has elaborated its most forceful, long-standing expression, and through the West’s ascendancy the influence of this worldview has spread across the globe.”In the Biblical worldview, God created man in his own image, and gave him dominion over creation, but as a steward – not a selfish master.Of course Crist isn’t biased by a worldview. She, after all, is publishing in Science Magazine. Science is not a worldview; it is truth. (She might pause to read the new book by Dr J.P. Moreland about scientism.)Having unmasked the bogeymen, Crist lists all the evil assumptions and beliefs. Her writing consists of a series of big lies, half truths, and glittering generalities. Untangle this sentence: “By operating on all these levels, the worldview of human distinction-and-prerogative obstructs the capacity to question human hegemony for the sake of Earth’s inherent splendor and in the service of a high-quality human life within a downsized, equitable global civilization nested in an all-species commonwealth.”Wow. Utopia will come with fewer human beings on the planet, especially Westerners. They will experience “awe for this living planet” instead of treating it as a mere container of natural resources. Crist needs to get out more. Maybe she could walk into a church and listen to evangelical Christians singing, “O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds Thy hands have made….”With catastrophe looming, Crist needs a savior. She doesn’t specifically name “global governance” or rule by an elite group of scientists, but it is doubtful her sermon will have any effect on individuals out there living like other primate mammals with only Darwinian self-interest in mind. She does speak of “global approaches” that would imply coercion. The recent riots in Paris at President Macron’s tax to combat global warming are nothing compared to the probable natural human reaction to what Crist recommends. In order to reduce the human impact on nature, she advocates draconian measures for “scaling down and pulling back,” which would include:reducing the overall amount of food, water, energy, and materials that humanity consumesmaking certain shifts in what food, energy, and materials are usedlower the global population within a human-rights framework (good luck on that one!)shrink animal agriculturephase out fossil fuelstransform an extractionist, overproducing, throwaway, and polluting economy into a recycling, less busy, thrifty, more ecologically benign economyvastly expanding marine protected areasambitious forest, grasslands, freshwater ecologies, and wetlands protection and restorationShe will never get such things without causing an all-out war be people who refuse to believe her views and would rather fight than take her medicine. And if her side wins, there will be global totalitarianism (remember Lenin?). In the final analysis, the prospect of global governance rises in her list of policy recommendations. Realistically, these policies could only be brought about by coercion and the abandonment of human rights.state-of-the-art family planning services for all (including modern contraceptive technologies) [Does that include abortion?]universal education from the age of 4 to 17 or 18substantial reduction of animal-product consumptionadoption of the reduce-reuse-recycle paradigm as an everyday normmassive protection of wild natureadoption of sustainable and ethical food production practices on land and seaBut it’s that bad old worldview of human exceptionalism that must go, she really is saying. Interestingly, her bio page says that Eileen Crist studied environmental evolution with Lynn Margulis, a bit of a maverick in Darwinism (but still an evolutionist), and subscribes to the Gaia hypothesis. Maybe that explains her use of the word “spiritual” in her ending paragraph:To pursue scaling down and pulling back the human factor requires us to reimagine the human in a register that no longer identifies human greatness with dominance within the ecosphere and domination over nonhumans. The present historical time invites opening our imagination toward a new vision of humanity no longer obstructed by the worldview of human supremacy. Learning to inhabit Earth with care, grace, and proper measure promises material and spiritual abundance for all.Never Listen to Just One SideIronically, an article called ‘Debunking the ‘population bomb’” came out on Phys.org shortly before Crist’s essay appeared. Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak, authors of a new book, Population Bombed!, dispute Paul Ehrlich’s 50-year-old scare book that warned of imminent global ecological catastrophe (which, by the way, never materialized). They also tie the recurrent scare tactic to a a hoary worry warrior who had influenced Darwin, Thomas Malthus, whose beliefs led Darwin to envision a universal struggle for existence:Desrochers and Szurmak write in their book that the predictions of doomsters have not been borne out by reality, and this is not the time to listen to them.Desrochers notes that “population-growth catastrophism” dates back thousands of years, although it is now mostly associated with the British economist Thomas Malthus, who wrote a book in 1798 warning that population growth would outrun the food supply. The most successful proponent of this theory in more recent times was Ehrlich, a charismatic speaker who fired up a generation of activists in 1968 with the best-selling The Population Bomb. Indeed, Desrochers says that Ehrlich was such a cause célèbre that he appeared more than 20 times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.Fame is fleeting indeed. As they challenge “some sacred cows of the environmental movement,” Desrochers and Szurmak even favor continuing burning carbon for fuel, advice that would flabbergast Crist – and yet they affirm they are “not climate skeptics or deniers but are ‘pro-science, pro-creativity and pro-economic development.’”Dr Eric Pianka, ardent evolutionist and genocide advocate, by J B Greene. Used by permission.Let us critique Crist’s worldview (she has one) intellectually before considering the evil fruit it could bear. It’s elitist; it’s hypocritical; and it’s illogical. It’s elitist, because Crist works a cushy job in Virginia Tech, enjoying all the freedoms and benefits of western civilization, and yet presumes to talk down to the rest of us as if we are less worthy than her. It’s hypocritical, because she would not endure one week living under her own recommendations. Let her forswear all electrical appliances, cars, and energy and give her property over to wilderness. Let her take a vow of poverty and live off the land with no energy and no clothing (which requires manufacture by use of energy), with the animals. It’s illogical, because it is self-refuting. She condemns human exceptionalism, but expects us to treat her writing as exceptional: i.e., containing moral authority and undeniable truth. How did that arise by “environmental evolution”? She plagiarizes Christian assumptions to attack the Christian worldview. Let her get her own assumptions. How about “stuff happens” as a foundational assumption? Try to build her sermon on that one!Crist’s utopian vision is a recipe for totalitarian disaster. It sounds good in theory, like all the other ones that offered “the common good” to all, such as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” But utopian visions never work, and often fail horrifically. Can’t you imagine a future Mao or Stalin feeling perfectly justified to eliminate large populations of “useless eaters” that are harming the ecology? Can’t you imagine a global one-child policy, or worse? Can’t you imagine “universal education” forbidding any mention of the Bible, which says God made man in his own image? The only way to achieve her vision of reducing human impact on the ecology would be to eliminate at least 50% of the human population – maybe 90%. Imagine what that would entail! The extremist professor Eric Pianka advocated spraying ebola virus from airplanes to kill off millions quickly. Bill Maher likes that, too. Why not, if “scaling down and pulling back the human factor” is the highest good? Bad ideas have bad consequences, even though the ideas may come in shiny packaging or are published by leading intellectual journals.The ground was cursed because of sin, but the stewardship role of humanity did not end. [photos from Creation Museum by DFC]Only Christianity contains the worldview and values that can really achieve the tangible benefits Crist cherishes: common good, care for animals, awe of nature. Christians just need to act on what they already know. As stewards of the creation, we do have the requirement to be good stewards. But we also know it is a fallen world, filled with evil and suffering with a real devil deceiving people, and only God can save us (which He has provided through His Son, Jesus Christ). There is still good and beauty in the world, but our greatest need is deliverance from sin and Satan through Christ’s work on the cross. Spreading that message will increase the proportion of righteous humans over evil humans, and it is the righteous who will humbly seek to be good stewards over God’s creation. So Eileen, please abandon your elitist, hypocritical, and illogical program, with its guaranteed horrors, and come to Christ. He is the way, the truth, and the life.last_img read more