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  • Darfur

    5 août 2008, 16h51m




    The situation in Darfur is the first genocide of the twenty-first century and it has been going on for over 4 years in the Darfur region of Sudan. Sudan is the largest country in Africa, located just south of Egypt on the eastern edge of the Sahara desert. The country’s major economic resource is oil. But, as in other developing countries with oil, this resource is not being developed for the benefit of the Sudanese people, but instead, for an elite few in the government and society. As much as 70 percent of Sudan’s oil export revenues are used to finance the country’s military.

    Darfur, is an area about the size of Texas and it lies in western Sudan and borders Libya, Chad and the Central African Republic. It has only the most basic infrastructure or development. The approximately 6 million inhabitants of Darfur are among the poorest in Africa. They exist largely on either subsistence farming or nomadic herding. Even in good times, the Darfuri people face a very harsh and difficult life.

    The current crisis in Darfur began in 2003. After decades of neglect, drought, oppression and small-scale conflicts in Darfur, two rebel groups - the Sudanese Liberation Army/Movement (SLA/M) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) - mounted a challenge to Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir. These groups represent farmers who are mostly non-Arab black African Muslims from a number of different tribes. President al-Bashir’s response was brutal. In seeking to defeat the rebel movements, the Government of Sudan increased arms and support to local tribal and other militias, which have come to be known as the Janjaweed. Their members are composed mostly of Arab black African Muslims who herd cattle, camels, and other livestock. They have wiped out entire villages, destroyed food and water supplies, and systematically murdered, tortured, and raped hundreds of thousands of Darfuris. These attacks occur with the direct support of the Government of Sudan’s armed forces.

    The Janjaweed (”devils on horseback”) aim to systematically destroy the livelihoods of Darfuris by bombing and burning villages, looting any economic resources, and murdering, raping, and torturing innocent civilians. Though government obstruction has prevented the international community from finding concrete statistics on mortality, we know that hundreds of thousands have died and millions have been displaced as a result of the conflict. In just the first few months of 2007, over 140,000 more Darfuris have been displaced according to the United Nations Mission in Sudan. As a result of the massive displacement and violence, refugees have fled en masse to the neighbouring countries of Chad and the Central African Republic, where they face additional sources of violence. The violence has not only been targeting Darfuris but also the humanitarian convoys that have been working tirelessly to try to deliver aid.

    Compounding the problem is that the numbers of at-risk civilians continue to increase. The Janjaweed continue to undertake attacks against villages, prey on IDPs, and obstruct aid activities. Many Janjaweed have been integrated into the army and police; no one has been charged with any crime, and their actions are not being challenged. There remains a state of total impunity.

    Not since the Rwanda genocide of 1994 has the world seen such a calculated campaign of slaughter, rape, starvation and displacement.





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  • Top 25 - damals:D

    3 août 2008, 21h48m

    1. Oasis - Wonderwall
    2. The Fray - All at Once
    3. Foo Fighters- Over and Out
    4. Incubus - Drive
    5. Albert Hammond Junior - Back to the 101
    6. Green Day - Good Riddance
    7. Madsen - Ein Produkt
    8. Coldplay - The Scientist
    9. Beatstakes - As I Please
    10. Metallica - One
    11. Johnossi - Man Must Dance
    12. Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
    13. The Frattelis - Chelsea Dagger
    14. Motion City Soundtrack - Lgfuad
    15. Kaiser Chiefs - Love is not a Competition
    16. Snow Patrol - Run
    17. Teitur - I was just thinking
    18. John Cale - Hallelujah
    19. Bloc Party - Kreuzberg
    20. Slipknot - Vermillion Pt. 2
    21. System of a Down - Chop Suey
    22. Sufjan Stevens - John Wayn Gacy jr.
    23. The Kooks - Jackie Big Tits
    24. Jimmy Eat World - Drugs or Me
    25. Everlast - What its like

    <--nich alles in der richtigen reihenfolgen:D
  • Soundtrack of your Life

    3 août 2008, 21h47m

    IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
    So, here's how it works:

    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every question, type the song that's playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool... and a lot of the songs
    fit with
    the setting


    Opening Credits:
    Uniform - Bloc Party

    Waking Up:
    Hysteria - Muse

    First Day At School:
    Trapped under Ice - Metallica

    Falling in love:
    It Hurts - Mariha

    Fight Song:
    Chokehold (Chocked`n`Load) - Childrein of Bodom

    Breaking up:
    Kein Pokal - Herbert Grönemeyer

    Life:
    U-Fig - System of a Down

    Mental Breakdown:
    Drown - Limp Bizkit

    Driving:
    How to be Dead - Snow Patrol

    Flashback:
    Iowa - Slipknot

    Wedding:
    You're so beautiful - Joe Cocker

    Death Scene:
    Unter Wasser - Farin Urlaub

    Funeral Song:
    American Idiot - Green Day

    End Credits:
    Broken Home - Papa Roach
  • Flammkuchen-Handmada-Associasion

    3 août 2008, 21h46m

    ......................-~FHA~-.........................
    Flammkuchen-Handmade-Association

    Geschäftsordnung:

    Ich: Chef
    Anika: "2ter Vorstand"
    Marie: 1. Mitlgied
    Eva: 2. Mitglied

    Regeln:
    Jedes neues Mitlgied: Drei-Meter
    -Durchmesser-Flammkuchen backen
    und an chef überbringen:D

    Bei Missachtung:
    Fünf-Meter-Durchmesser

    Gezeichnet:

    Der Vostand

    .......................-~FHA~-.........................

    <--auf der scuhe nach NEUEN Mitgliedern:D
    wer eintreten wille infahc melden:D (verlangen nach
    flammkuchen ist vorgeschreiben:D)
    Jedes Neue mitgleid muss jetzt ausnahmsweise keinen Flammkuchen
    bakcen (verlängerte aktion bis 6.1.08)
  • Der große Mann

    3 août 2008, 21h46m

    Der große Mann
    bewahrt sein
    kindliches Herz.

    Meng-tzu
  • -.- :D_D

    3 août 2008, 21h46m

    Hallo!
    Uns ist aufgefallen, dass du einen oder mehrere nicht erlaubte
    Einträge in den Blitzgrüßen geschrieben hast.

    Dein Grusstext war: fünf stunden server arbeit..und des
    einzigste des sich bessat is schnee^^

    Es ist nicht erlaubt, Beleidigungen, kommerzielle Angebote und
    Werbung jeglicher Art, URLs, sowie politisch oder sexuell motivierte
    Aufrufe zu posten. Als Sprachen sind nur Deutsch oder Englisch
    zulässig.

    Ebenso sind die Blitzgrüße nicht als Kommunikationsmittel
    (Unterhaltungen über die Blitzgrüße) gedacht.
    Hierfür gibt es das Nachrichtensystem. Genauso wenig stellen sie
    eine Plattform zur Partnersuche dar.


    Weiterhin untersagt sind Botschaften, die dazu dienen sollen,
    Steckbriefaufrufe, Gästebucheinträge, Aufrufe oder
    Bewertungen des WebLogs und Userfreundschaften zu sammeln.


    Dies ist nur eine Warnung, die sonst keine weiteren Folgen hat.
    Beachte jedoch, dass die wiederholte Zuwiderhandlung gegen die
    Nutzungsbedingungen empfindliche Sanktionen, bis hin zur Sperrung
    deines Accounts zur Folge haben kann


    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
    Partyfans-Community


    <--und ich warte jetzt noch auf eine antwort gegenüber
    meiner beschwerde auf diese nachricht :D:DD
  • .

    3 août 2008, 21h45m

    Happy end
    or happy after
  • Unzerbrechlich

    3 août 2008, 21h45m

    Du bist überall, alle haben Angst vor dir
    Du tust immer das, was dir gefällt
    Du tust einfach so, als wärest du schon immer hier
    Und kämpfst allein' gegen den Rest der Welt

    Du bist unzerbrechlich
    Du bist groß, stark und mächtig
    Nichts in dieser Welt macht dich kaputt!
    Du bist unzerbrechlich
    Du bist groß, stark und mächtig
    Nichts in dieser Welt stoppt deinen Frust!

    Die Ignoranz und die Angst, und dass man lieber schnell vergisst
    All das machte dich zu dem, was du jetzt bist

    Tausend Mal enttäuscht, tausend Mal zu kurz gekomm'n
    Jetzt bist du allein' auf dich gestellt
    All das, was wirklich glücklich macht, hast du niemals bekomm'n
    Und jetzt rächst du dich am ganzen Rest der Welt

    Du bist unzerbrechlich
    Du bist groß, stark und mächtig
    Nichts in dieser Welt macht dich kaputt!
    Du bist unzerbrechlich
    Du bist groß, stark und mächtig
    Nichts in dieser Welt stoppt deinen Frust!

    Die Ignoranz und die Angst, und dass man lieber schnell vergisst
    All das machte dich zu dem, was du jetzt bist

    Du bist unzerbrechlich
    Du bist groß, stark und mächtig
    Nichts in dieser Welt macht dich kaputt!
    Du bist unzerbrechlich
    Du bist groß, stark und mächtig
    Nichts in dieser Welt stoppt deinen Frust!

    Unzerbrechlich
  • not

    3 août 2008, 21h44m

    Maybe not the number 1,
    not the one to forget all
    the other ones^^
  • This is what i do

    3 août 2008, 21h43m

    I was just thinking that I have been missing you for way too long
    There's something inside this weary head that wants us to love just
    instead
    But I was just thinking, merely thinking
    I've got loads of pictures
    I've got the one of you in that dancing dress
    But man I feel silly in that dim light
    Just after doing you by the sight of My Kodak delights
    I am sinking, merely sinking
    I think about long distance rates instead of kissing you babe
    I'm a singer without a song
    If I wait for you longer my affection is stronger I,
    I was just thinking, merely thinking
    This boat is sinking
    I'm tired of postcards, especially the ones with cute dogs and
    cupids
    I'm tired of calling you, missing you, dreaming I've slept with you
    Don't get me wrong I still desperately love you
    Inside this weary head I just want us to love instead
    But I was just thinking and thinking, merely thinking
    I think about long distance rates instead of kissing you babe
    And time is running me still
    If I wait for you longer my affection is stronger
    I was just thinking - I was just thinking
    That I'm tired of calling you once a week
    And thinking of long distance rates instead of kissing you
    Baby I'm sinking, merely sinking

    I Was Just Thinking