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Thursday, December 06, 2007

ELF YOURSELF!

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawkins doing the F Yourself jig.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He won't be dancing any jigs when these landlords get done with his ass.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people have way to much time on their hands. Does the word obsessive mean anything to you?

JMONTOMEPPOF

Chuck Repke

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chill out Repke or you'll be dancing with the elfs instead of the wolves.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know your rights

Irrespective of culture, religion, gender and
politics, each of us has inherited some basic human rights and we celebrate this fervour
with a universal declaration. Arunayan Sharma
explains


WE are considered superior to all animals. We dominate everything to assert our superiority. Although we’re social animals, some of us are unaware of social norms that should be followed for a sane and creative existence. We kill, maim and torture fellow beings, rob them of their natural rights and exploit them to further our narrow ends. We do great injustice to the weaker sections of our society, either knowingly or inadvertently. But irrespective of culture, religion, gender and politics, each and everyone of us has some basic human rights – at least to survive in a peaceful way and let others survive likewise. But how many of us know of basic human rights? On 10 December we celebrate International Human Rights Day, dedicated to those who are not aware of their basic inheritance.
On10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Every person is born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedom. Thus, Human Rights Day focuses on aspects like fighting poverty — as a matter of obligation and not merely charity. Poverty is, by and large, a cause and product of human rights violations and probably the greatest challenge in the world. The links between human rights and poverty are quite obvious, like unequal distribution of income and a growing population.
Poorer sections become victims of discrimination and are more likely to be deprived of their basic rights. For instance, they find it difficult to have little or no access to basic services and resources. Meanwhile, the poor in many societies are unaware or deprived of their rights to education, health and housing because they cannot afford them. Without basic education, they can’t participate in social activities and remain unaware of their civil rights.
The concept of “human rights”, though, has emanated from international charters and conventions, especially after World War II. Indian history has witnessed the existence of these rights with the beginning of human civilisation. In India, being a diversified multi-religion and cultural country, these rights had been recognised and respected by all religions from ancient times. The Rig Veda cites three rights as basic, namely: clothing, housing and food. One of the great Hindu epics, the Mahabharata, quotes the importance of freedom of individuals in a state.
It also advocates revolt against a king who is oppressive and fails to perform his functions of protection. In Manu Sanghita, Manu developed three notions of civil, legal and economic rights. Buddhism and Jainism emphasised the principles of equality and non-violence. Muslim rulers even formulated rules for the protection of women and children during war. Emperor Akbar took certain measures for the protection of the rights of citizens. However, the UN General Assembly initiated the first serious move in December 1948 to protect human rights by adopting “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. This declaration reaffirms that each and every human being should be able to enjoy basic fundamental rights under all circumstances — during emergencies and at times of armed conflict. But this declaration was operated merely as a statement of pious ideals, not legally binding since it had no mechanism for enforcement. This shortcoming was sought to be removed by adopting two more international instruments in December 1966 — for instance, the international covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the international covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. An additional protocol was adopted in the former case. The first instrument specified legally enforceable rights of the individual and the second was directed to the states to implement these by legislation.
The state of human rights in India is complex, because of the country’s immense diversity. Its status as a developing country and its history as a former colonial territory is often questioned particularly by Indian human right groups and activists that members of the Dalit sections or “untouchables”, have suffered and continue to suffer substantial discrimination. In India, torture is rampant in police custody, which is a major reason for the rise of death statistics in custody. Women are forced into commercial sexual exploitation. Frequently women and children are trafficked. Communal conflicts have never ceased to be prevalent since Independence. The Indian administration system often falis to protect the welfare of minorities. But our country has an influential, independent and vibrant media that has played a crucial role in upholding human rights.
The Constitution contains all these rights as fundamental ones. The growing concern in the country about issues relating to human rights and the nature of crime and violence committed had begun reviewing the efficacy of the existing laws, procedures and system of justice. With a view to bring about greater accountability, transparency and devising efficient and effective methods of dealing with the violation of human rights, on 8 January 1994 India enacted the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. This was to better protect human rights. These regulations find reflection in the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (Procedure) Regulations, 1995, that was in effect from 15 September 1995. In Section II of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual are guaranteed under the Constitution or embodied in the international covenants and enforceable by courts in India.
The constitution of India gave some power to fight the rights in case of violations or denial of such rights you are entitled to get help from either State Human Rights Commission or from National Human Rights Commission. Here are some basic information on how one can help both the commissions. The Human Rights Commission shall perform all of the following functions on behalf you namely; inquire, on a petition presented to it by a victim or any person on his behalf, into complaint of violation of human rights or abetment thereof or negligence in the prevention of such violation, by a public servant; intervene in any proceeding involving any allegation of violation of human rights pending before a court with the approval of such court; visit, under intimation to the State Government, any jail or any other institution under the control of the State Government, where persons are detained or lodged for purposes of treatment, reformation or protection to study the living conditions of the inmates and make recommendations thereon.

The Human Rights Commission has many powers relating to inquiries for violations or denial of human rights. The Commission shall, while inquiring into complaints under this Act, have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, and in particular in respect of the following matters; namely, summoning and enforcing the attendance of witnesses and examine them on oath; discovery and production of any document; receiving evidence on affidavits; requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office; (e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents. The Commission shall have power to require any person, subject to any privilege which may be claimed by that person under any law for the time being in force, to furnish information on such points or matters as, in the opinion of the Commission, may be useful for, or relevant to, the subject matter of the inquiry and any person so required shall be deemed to be legally bound to furnish such information within the meaning of section 176 and section 177 of the Indian Penal Code. The Commission or any other officer, not below the rank of a Gazetted Officer, specially authorised in this behalf by the Commission may enter any building or place where the Commission has reason to believe that any document relating to the subject matter of the inquiry may be found, and may seize any such document or take extracts or copies therefrom subject to the provisions of section 100 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, in so far as it may be applicable. The Commission shall be deemed to be a civil court and when any offence as is described in section 175, section 178, section 179, section 180 or section 228 of the Indian Penal Code. The Commission may, after recording the facts constituting the offence and the statement of the accused as provided for in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, forward the case to a Magistrate having jurisdiction to try the same and the Magistrate to whom any such case is forwarded shall proceed to hear the complaint against the accused as if the case has been forwarded to him under section 346 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. Every proceeding before the Commission shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228, and for the purposes of section 196, of the Indian Penal Code, and the Commission shall be deemed to be a civil court for all the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

All complaints received by the State Commission shall be registered and assigned a number. No fee is chargeable on complaints. Ordinarily complaints of the following nature are not entertain able by the State Commission; with regard to matters which are sub-judice; which are vague, anonymous which are of frivolous nature. The State Commission shall not entertain, matters alleging violation of human rights after expiry of one year from the date of the, complained of; matters which are pending before National Human Rights Commission or any other Commission duly constituted under the law. Every complaint, as far as practicable, shall disclose all the relevant facts. The State Commission may ask for further information or direct filing of affidavit in support of allegations. They may be in Hindi, English or in any language included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Commission may in its discretion, accept telegraphic complaints and complaints conveyed through FAX or by e-mail. Complaints can also be made on the mobile telephone number of the Commission. The State Commission may, in its discretion, afford a personal hearing to the petitioner or any other person on his behalf and such other person or persons as in the opinion of the State Commission be heard for appropriate disposal of the matter before it and, where necessary, call for records and examine witnesses in connection with it. The State Commission may, in its discretion, direct further investigation in a given case if it is of opinion that investigation has not been proper or the matter requires further investigation for ascertaining the truth or enabling it to properly dispose of the matter. The State Commission or any of its Members may undertake visits for an on the spot study and where such a study is undertaken by one or more members, a report thereon shall be furnished to the State Commission as early as possible.

However, the Commission also actively seeks out issues in human rights, which are of significance, when brought to its notice by the civil society, the media, concerned citizens, or expert advisers. Its focus is to strengthen the extension of human rights to all sections of society, in particular, the vulnerable groups. The Commission’s purview covers the entire range of civil and political, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. Areas facing terrorism and insurgency, custodial death, rape and torture, reform of the police, prisons, and other institutions such as juvenile homes, mental hospitals and shelters for women have been given special attention. The Commission has urged the provision of primary health facilities to ensure maternal and child welfare essential to a life with dignity, basic needs such as potable drinking water, food and nutrition, and highlighted fundamental questions of equity and justice to the less privileged. Rights of the disabled, access to public services, displacement of populations and especially of tribals by mega projects, food scarcity and allegation of death by starvation, rights of the child, rights of women subjected to violence, sexual harassment and discrimination, and rights of minorities. So, now whenever or wherever you found denial of violations of your rights or your friends, relatives or neighbours just raise your voice and fight for your rights.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck Said:
Some people have way to much time on their hands. Does the word obsessive mean anything to you?


I say:
Yeah you Libs!!!!

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob,

You made my day!

FOB

PS How are you today Chuck?

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is onr of the more creative things I have seen in a long time. It provided a very humorous distraction from the day for a little bit. Thank you to whoever.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all that are saying "not so nice things" about "Chuck Repke", whitch is Thune's side kick and his ex city council aide.
I see that more people are saying what they feel about this city and its dirty dog politicians, they see though the real person in the office like Dawkins, I am sure that he is a very nice person if he wasn't so greedy.
Look how Repke makes out though city money, he must have made some real friends by the council allowing people they know better treatment over someone like the Property Right People.
We dislike people in city hall with their hands out for some type of a payoff
It looks like Repke made out pretty good scenes he worked for Thune.
Keep picking on these bad eggs that think their shit don't stinks.

Bill Dahn

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get lost Dahn....you are an idiot. There's no evidence that Repke has done anything wrong. Take you accusations somewhere else.

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey
I feel Repke is a fine person, that has better connections because of being Thune's aide.
Right Chuck?
Bill Dahn

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get lost Dahn. All your doing is posting here and trying to fit in and as soon as people accept you again, you'll be right back to your insulation Bullshit and stinky butts. Go fuck yourself and get the hell out here. You are a nusiance, and a bad one

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:28 PM
You seem worse then Dahn could ever be.
You mouth sound as if you might have got step on by Dahn in one of his battles with St.Paul city council.
You use words that would make Buddha turn in his grave.
You watch that language, maybe Bob should scold you the same as he dose others.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Dahn -

Who do you recommend to do my insulation, I hear RAP does a good job.

3:58 PM  

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