Posted in Trinidad & Tobago 💙, Yes, This Is Our World.

Terror quake rocks Trinidad: a warning for the people

Last evening, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Trinidad sending people scampering out of buildings and houses and calling upon the name of the Lord. Venezuela and Grenada were also affected. It was the hardest earthquake we’ve ever experienced lasting over a minute. 

The house SHOOK so hard, I thought that it was going to rend in half. The windows rattled as if they’ll fall from their hinges and the floors felt as if it was raising up. We thought it wasn’t going to stop, but I was not afraid for I know God was with us. Traffic lights went down, the electricity went out in many areas including ours and some buildings suffered cracks. The aftershock came in early this morning, but it was not bad. 

It could’ve been worse.

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Look at these stats: 

^ 21 August 2018: 0 people killed after a 6.9 earthquake hit Trinidad & Tobago. Also, a 7.3 hit Venezuela and there were no reports of death or injuries. Guyana felt the earth tremor.

^ 5 August 2018: 460 people killed after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok.

^ 20 April 2013: 160 people killed and 5,700 in China’s rural south-western Sichuan province after a 6.6 earthquake.

^ 22 February 2011: more than 160 people killed in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after a 6.3 earthquake.

^ 14 April 2010: 400 people died after a 6.9 earthquake strikes western China’s Qinghai province.

^ 12 January 2010: 230,000 people died in and around the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince after a 7.0 earthquake.

7 December 1988: 25,000 people die in north-west Armenia after a 6.9 earthquake.

^ 18 April 1906: 3000 people die after a 7.9 earthquake strikes San Francisco from the collapsing buildings or the subsequent fire which lasted for several days. It was one of the worst and deadliest earthquakes in the history of the USA.

We should be thankful and take it as a warning, but people here are going “God is really a Trini.” He isn’t. The next time an earthquake of that magnitude hit T&T, I don’t think we’re going to be so “lucky”. God is not a nation’s mascot. He is not a Trini. He is Alpha and Omega. And this was a warning call which many of us won’t heed because “God is a Trini”.

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Posted in Yes, This Is Our World.

Michael Jackson music video inspires Cheswick boy to help the hungry

The following is taken from wtae.com:

A 9-year-old boy from Cheswick said he was inspired to help the hungry by watching a music video with his mom.

“I was watching a Michael Jackson video, ‘Man In The Mirror,’ and I just saw these kids that didn’t have enough to eat (and) not enough water,” said Sam Kieffer. “And it just didn’t seem right to me. Everyone should have enough food and water to live.”

Kieffer has established Sam’s Blessings Box on Jacoby Road. The outdoor food pantry provides everyday essentials to people who need them. Among them are fruit, vegetables and toiletries such as shampoo.

“I can’t survive a day without eating dinner,” said Kieffer, “so I can’t imagine how people feel when they don’t have anything for dinner for a week or many days. It’s just not right.”

Kieffer said he hopes his effort will inspire others to create similar roadside food pantries in their neighborhoods.

“I feel like the future of this small thing can make a big impact in every community.”

Helping the hungry isn’t the only mission for 9-year-old Sam. He has also become involved in raising money for research of the epidermoid brain tumor. He said his father has such a tumor.

Through the Save The Brains campaign, Sam, his siblings, and others have raised more than $7,000, making them the single-largest donor to the Epidermoid Brain Tumor Society.

Among the fundraisers they hold are lemonade stands and bake sales.

Kieffer has also written a collection of poetry called Freedom Zone, a portion of the sales of which are donated to the Epidermoid Brain Tumor Society. He has listed the book for sale on Amazon.

“Sam is a child who just has a genuine desire to help people and he tries to do that in various ways,” said Kieffer’s mother, Terri.

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This is the best story I’ve read this week and decided to share it here. Sam’s book can be purchased here: Freedom Zone. May God continue to bless this child as he carries out his mission in this world. 

***Photo via Twitter; GIF via Giphy

Posted in Entertainment, Yes, This Is Our World.

There is no such thing as a sexy baby!

This series shows how sick and twisted the world is quickly becoming and it ain’t no picnic. In the coming weeks, I’ll be focusing more on these type of topics.

Living in this world is giving me a headache and robbing me of my peace of mind. When it comes to children, perverts are getting sicker by the second. Child sex robots are being manufactured to treat pedophiles/rapists who want to be cured. How is this possible and what is it really curing? This will encourage the urges and eventually, the sicko will want the real thing. This is beyond disgusting and creepy, but the real question is: what not to expect in this sick world that we’re living in?

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How can people be okay with this?

That’s why when celebrities try to bring light to issues that are hidden in the dark, I don’t believe every word coming out of their mouth for they don’t practice what they preach and in the end, most of them end up exposing their children for the world to see on social media.

When Blake Lively gave a speech on child pornography, many people called it emotional. I did not feel anything coming from this woman. She blah blahed about this and that and yet, she worked with child molester Woody Allen. She wore a plunging neckline to talk at this important conference and her body language told a different story. 

And Salma Hayek gave a very weird speech about Blake Lively before introducing her on the stage. Did Hayek visit a bar before coming to this event? 

If a non-celebrity was trying to bring awareness to this terrible issue, they wouldn’t have been given a platform as big as this, for mind-controlled-celebrity-obsessed-fans wouldn’t give their time to listen. While it’s nice that Miss Lively is given a platform to be a voice for those poor children, spare me for this was scripted just as everything else in Hollywood where the cameras never stop rolling. Hollywood is CRAWLING with pedos! Maybe Lively should speak out against them. Wait…

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Never forget that Miss Lively called child molester Woody Allen “empowering to women”. She doesn’t get a do-over because of that speech. She defended this man.

Then we have a distasteful promo for SNL in which host John Mulaney walks into a bar and orders a Shirley Temple drink only to be bought a literal Shirley Temple (a child). Temple was perhaps the most oversexualized child in the history of Hellywood. I’ve never seen a movie of hers (thank God!), but I do know enough to talk about her which I’ll be doing at another time for I may need more than water to get through the writing.

People can call it a joke, but you don’t joke about children and you certainly don’t over-sexualize them. This is why many former child stars can’t seem to adjust when they’re no longer wanted by the film industry. 

Then there’s this:

With pedophilia a rampant thing in Hollywood, you’ll think that celebrities wouldn’t be making fun of it. There is no such thing as a sexy baby! What is wrong with these old fools? Tom Hanks should be ashamed of himself! I know it’s from 2011, but the clip is still disturbing to see how they sexualized that little girl. Plus she’s singing a song from the rock band Poison and is all like, “Talk dirty to me,” (what does she know about talking dirty?) in the pageant segment and adults laugh at this? It’s not funny. And Tom Hanks is all like, “Sexy baby. Sexy baby. Such a sexy baby.” and clapping like an idiot. 

Jimmy Fallon has a segment on his show call Kid Theater in which he read scenes written by elementary school kids with his guests and I think it’s pretty neat. I know Hanks was on one of the episodes, but I only watched the one with TC and I enjoyed it. They need to show children in this light instead of sexing them up in their dialogues and shows. Some of the writing is really good. Keep in mind, some of these children are as young as seven years old.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

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Posted in Yes, This Is Our World.

The 48-hour challenge. Really, Facebook?

Last month, I read that Facebook introduced a new game in which they encouraged young children to go missing for up to 48 hours. Basically, they were to hide from their parents/guardians for 48 hours, and I find myself wondering what kind of sick twisted game was this?

Children are given a higher score if their names are mentioned on social media by their loved ones desperately seeking them. 

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This sick and twisted game bear a striking resemblance to the ‘Game of 72‘ in 2015 which encouraged children to disappear for 24, 48, or 72 hours. 

Every day, children go missing and this 48 Hour Challenge game targeting children saw children as young as 14 go missing for days at a time. This game was devised by the mind of evil with no regards for the people who go missing every day. One terrified mother who has been searching for her children found them in a different town only to then discover that they were in on the game with their social peers. 

Within the first 48 hours of a crime, crucial evidence mostly disappears and after 48 hours, it becomes harder to find a missing person because the trail goes cold. Is this what these idiots want? For children to go missing to make them easier to kidnap?

Parents, stay vigilant. This world is becoming messier by the second.

Posted in Yes, This Is Our World.

Catalonia parliament has declared its independence from Spain.

It’s chaos in Spain!

On 9 July 1816, Argentina, Uruguay and part of Bolivia declared independence from Spain.

Catalonia’s parliament has declared independence from Spain in a vote earlier today. And how did Spain react? They sacked Catalonia’s government and assumed direct control over the region. This means that central government ministries will assume direct powers of the Catalan administration until a regional election takes place on December 21.

It is not going to be smooth sailing for Catalonia where it concerns EU given that countries such as Germany and France are among European countries that back Spanish unity. The US State Department also issued a similar statement on the matter. So far, Finland is the only country preparing to go against Spain and recognize Catalonia’s independence.

What does this mean for FC Barcelona?

Football fans are more concerned with what would happen to their beloved FC Barcelona when Catalonia is finally independent. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said that the Catalan giants are determined to remain in La Liga. However, at the moment, nobody knows. All we know is that their future in the Spanish league into jeopardy.

I’ve supported this football club for years and whatever happens, I’ll continue to support them.

Visca el Barça i Visca Catalunya!

Posted in History/Milestones, Yes, This Is Our World.

National Read A Book Day

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Image via Pinterest

For National Read A Book Day, I want to share this story of a man and his horse who touched my heart recently.

Ridwan Sururi and his horse Luna hails from the village of Serang, in the Purbalingga region of Java island. Sururi is a father of five and a horse caretaker who desires to see the young ones reading. Since December 2014, he has been running a Kudapustaka (horse library) which sees him take the library around the village and nearby areas weekly (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

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Image via Al Jazeera

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Image via Aktuality.sk

To read more on what this beautiful being is doing for the future of reading in Indonesia, visit bbc.com and happy Read A Book Day!