Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Slave trade

You can tell what Im thinking about mostly today, See this Interesting Article on who ended the Slave Trade that I found over at Brad Hightowers blog This article I think should really inspire us to campaign again such a huge injustice such as Slave trade/People trafficing with abandonment.

A Screen Survey

Hi there Blog readers wanderers and anyone who doesn't know quite where they are! Please do me a favour, I keep going onto my blog and the sidebar has been pushed to the bottom, then sometimes its on the side where it should be. If you could spare a minuite, please leave a comment on this post letting me whether its on the side for you or on the bottom and if you have time what OS, Screen resolution and browser your running. If your reading through a satelitte site or RSS Reader, click here Many Thanks! Liam

Soft Drugs dont hurt anybody

This is a way too common perception of drugs such as cannabis. As a teenager "softer" or Class C drugs are seem as harmless recreational pasttimes and commonly cited to be less harmful than alcohol. When set next to Alcohol this may be true but sometimes, you have to look further than yourself. People have tried to argue against cannabis citing the psychological problems it can cause but this article actually calls anyone out there doing cannabis to look beyond themselves. Not to be so concerned with number 1 ( a pretty common characteristic with any drug user) Read this Guardian report of UK Cannabis Farms and the Vietnamese Children illegally trafficked to be the foot soldiers of them Cannabis farms spread to the suburbs "Officers are also eager to locate the Vietnamese criminal chains coordinating the farms, which are often linked to people smugglers.....The use of trafficked children as "gardeners" inside the factories is of particular concern to child protection groups. "We were first aware of Vietnamese children trafficked for cannabis factories in 2003 when a case was reported in Sheffield," said Christine Beddoe, from Ecpat, a coalition of children's charities. "Since then we have learned that this is a UK-wide problem, with cannabis houses regularly raided." Last week the Guardian revealed that children trafficked into Britain to work in cannabis factories were among a number of failed asylum seeking children for whom the Home Office is drawing up plans to return to Vietnam." Check out Protest4.com who are working for Justice for people who are brought into the UK in SLAVERY, and offer to HELP Human-trafficking causes slavery. Protest4 exists because millions
are silenced through this injustice. Protest4 is one point at which we
can unite our voices and actions on their behalf in the protest for a
more just world.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Last.fm, Ive been a user for a while and I have this great thing called iscrobbler which integrates into iTunes on both my PC and iBook and basically breaks down what I'm listening to, e.g. top artists, weekly top tracks etc etc. Its for those of you who like me like to decode your own movements and habits. Anyway it seems since the last time I had a look on the site, the whole system has had quite the face lift so if you like the idea, go check it out last . fm

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This is not an antiwar post

This is not some politically aimed post, or even an anti war post, so no comments about how I should support the boys. But all I can say is WOW. Military Spending to date this year:

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Leaving things

I don't feel like Im a "leave something til it goes away" kind of person but sometimes I don't blog for a while when so much has happened that I wonder if I would ever fit it into, or be able to explain it in a blog post! So I am going to try the impossible just now and blog whats happened in the last few weeks in as short a post as I can write. So Basically....the job I took for summer opened up another oppurtunity to work for the company in a really good position (both interest wise and financially) so I applied with the idea of maybe switching my theological stuidies to part time. The long and short of amazing God things that happened was that I got the job, bought a nice car and ejected from Studentdom (the pot noodle type) for ever. So Im i the job and really enjoying. I wont bore you with the details but if you really want to know about it you can email me and Id be more than happy to let you know if you cant stand mystery! But before I finish this brief and under descriptive post, I just want to let all of you who were aquainted with me in the years of studenthood in its purest form (searching for a better word!) firstly Thanks, and heres a commitment and a promise that if it ever becomes more about things and stuff than about Jesus you can hit me over the head with a plank. As far as this tieing into my vision I see this as a complete blessing of God to get some money together for the future (mission/place etc) and enabling me to comfortably (financially at least) get through Uni. Much more to tell, little stories how God has working in situations in the last few weeks, and already had some amazing conversations at work. Pray for him to be glorified in all I do, and that to always be first in my mind