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CONTINENT OF IRONY AND PARADOX

“Africa is the richest continent on the planet with the poorest people on the planet…” and is treated like the world’s bitch … In becoming South African president for the second time, South Africans were expecting much from Cyril Ramaphosa. His first stint as president was essentially an interim position of four years, 2014 to 2018, to which he was appointed when then President Jacob Zuma contracted that seemingly incurable African political virus: corruption and its inevitable social impact on the lives of those to whom it means most – not the least is living conditions: lack of infrastructure, running …

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What Is Your Mindset?

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” [Proverbs 23:7] Many times we think that life is just happening to us and we believe that we have no control over our lives. It’s true that there are many situations that we have no control over, but there are also many things that we absolutely do have total control over. One of those things is our mindset, the way that we think about life. Our mindset determines our destination in life; it determines our future. Ask yourself: do I have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? A fixed …

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Title: A legacy of peace

There’s too much war in the world today. There are wars in families, homes, and even marriages. Wars Are widespread in governments, schools, and universities. Wars are not just here in Canada or North America, but in divers other nations and we see its evidence every day on the television and we hear of them on the radio. We are hearing about all kinds of wars. Racial wars, economic wars, financial wars and most of all political wars which are worldwide. Now is the time to start thinking about sweet peace. Not the peace of men, but the peace of …

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Honor Thy Dad

Having a Say—On Father’s Day I recall from my early years a quote from Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act but a habit. Fatherhood is not an act it is what males should repeatedly do. It should be a natural instinct not governed by rules. Father’s Day is just a few days away, the day set aside to celebrate the special man that is or was in each of our lives. Needless to say, it should be every day. While mothers are usually considered the ones who nurture …

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A Backwards Move

By Dr. Alwin Spence Back off Mr. Minister, back off Mr. Premier. Bad laws, even if supported by the majority, are still bad laws The city councillor from Ville d’ Anjou was upset because she had to subject herself to medical treatment from an ophthalmologist who was wearing a hijab. The ophthalmologist did her job and the treatment seemed to be fine. For the councillor, the professional should not have been wearing the hijab because she is in a position of power. What gives the professional power? Is it the hijab or the Diploma of competence in her field? I …

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SIMPLY PUT

Africa is the world’s bitch and its leaders are the pimps. She’s also “the richest continent on the planet with the poorest people on the planet…” Just because a rotten crop of post-colonial leaders have helped to stagnate the continent, but all bad things will end.Novel Thomas So here’s the rest… Notwithstanding the continual bad news stories coming out of Africa, I continue to believe that the underlying conditions that give rise to them will inevitably end. How do I know that? I see and hear ongoing evidence of that emanating from corporate media. From my perspective, what once was …

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What’s Your Definition Of Success?

What does being successful mean to you? Does it mean having a lot of money or having a lot of stuff? Does it mean having a great job, a nice car or traveling the world? Does it mean having a great family and lots of friends or living in complete peace and contentment and experiencing good health? What are you striving for, and why? Zig Ziglar says, “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting, in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard reaching for the highest …

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Are you training for good health?

Bodybuilding and mind building We live in an era where bodily exercise is so popular. Daily, we see gyms are filled with people building their muscles, toning up and toning down. Some cycling at high-speeds, others at low speeds, strengthening the heart muscles. Some are taking gym hours to lose body fat and the list goes on. All of this is very important and very good for the body. Today, however, I want to address the importance of your mind. Your mind governs your whole body and as a result the word of God begs us to take care of …

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Trump’s Wall A Trumped-up Call

Growing evidence shows that the real threat lies within the wall not outside the wall. The leadership of the Democratic Party in the US and its various committees, totally blinded and blindsided by a strong dislike of President Trump: his pugnacity, his banality, along with an ongoing quest to bring about his downfall, are failing to see the multiplicity of problems that Americans are facing. Regrettably, Robert Mueller’s report did not produce the ammunition that they had hoped for. The U.S.-Mexico border is a distraction and the reasons proffered for its erection are both unfounded and factitious. Evidence exists that …

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SIMPLY PUT…

Africa is the world’s bitch, its dubious leaders the pimps. But all bad things will end – one day Watching a BBC program a few weeks ago, an African businessman in Djibouti, that small country on the northeastern tip of Africa (known as known as “the Horn…”), in talking business prospects for the country and continental economic development in general, said “Africa is the richest continent on the planet with the poorest people on the planet…” An interesting, insightful and thought-provoking statement that resonated with me and I’m sure other people who might’ve seen that particular program. It is a …

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