Daily Archives: 02/10/2014

Gratitude: The Gift Of Life – by Louie Schwartzberg – video

Gratitude: The Gift Of Life – by Louie Schwartzberg

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. (Filmed at TEDxSF.)

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life — revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty.

Learn more about Louie and Moving Art at www.movingart.com.


Our thanks to contributor Clyde Duncan for submitting this entry.

Marie-Joseph Angélique, exected in 1734 for burning Montreal


Marie-Joseph Angélique, exected in 1734 for burning Montreal

Marie-Joseph Angélique

Marie-Joseph Angélique

Marie-Joseph Angélique  (From Wikipedia)

Marie-Josèphe dite Angélique (died June 21, 1734) was the name given by her last owners[1] to a Portuguese-born black slave in New France (later the province of Quebec in Canada). She was tried and convicted of setting fire to her owner’s home, burning much of what is now referred to as Old Montreal.

Until recently, it was generally accepted that Angélique was guilty of the crime of which she was accused.

However, it has recently been argued that she was, in fact, innocent of the crime and convicted more on the basis of her reputation as a rebellious runaway slave, than on the basis of factual evidence. A competing theory is that she was guilty of the crime as an act of justified rebellion against slavery. No consensus has been reached by the modern historical community on Angélique’s guilt or innocence.   Continue reading

Guyana: Youth crime upsurge a serious problem – report

Alarming number of youths being prosecuted for serious crimes

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 | BY  | By Sunita Samaroo

“The youth involvement in crime tells you that there is a general sense of hopelessness and that the young people are seriously seeking attention by any means necessary” – Commissioner of Rights of the Child (ROC)

Recently, it seems as though crime is the bitter fruit which continues to poison society. While some may argue that crime has always been the ‘kid on the block,’ one can with ease point to the statistics recently released by the Guyana Police Force, which clearly point to an upsurge of criminal activity.

 Some of the youths who perpetrated the law

It wouldn’t take much to notice that many recent headlines have begun with the words “youth” “teen” or “teenager.”

Murder charges 
The most recent was the charge instituted against a 17-year-old for the murder of a taxi driver. Through tracking cellular phone data, investigators were allegedly led to the youth who, police claim, allegedly played a part in murdering and dumping the man’s body in a garbage heap.   Continue reading

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