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it’s been to long

Hey people! It’s been too long since I’ve actually done a blog so I thought I would feel ya’ll in to what’s going on in Aprilslife. College has started. It’s been pretty busy with helping Steven apply for college and the actives we’re involved in. This year I’m involved in SGA (student government). That has been fun! 🙂 I’ve never been involved in SGA before so this is all new to me, but so far it has been great. I’ve gotten involved with Wesley this year. I involved in Wesley last year but not as well as I should have been. Sadly, I can’t attended BSU (Baptist Student Union) due to classes. We, also, taken year book photos a few weeks back. Between classes, Wesley, and SGA things have been pretty crazy. But, it’s all good though. lol

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Well it’s about time!!!!

Well it’s about time that Kate Middleton gave birth. The name hasn’t been relished yet but they had a boy and it weighs 8 pound 4 ounces. Everyone has been waiting anxiously for the baby’s arrival (or in my mom’s case for the baby’s gender to relished). I just hope the baby is ready because he’ll be the most photographed baby ever. So what is ya’ll take on Kate and William’s new bundle of joy? please comment and let me know but please no negative comments.

college life update

I haven’t done a college life blog in a while, so I’ve decided give y’all an update. Exams are starting tomorrow. I only have to studied for only four of my classes. (online classes you take them earlier) I’ll be studying a lot over the next couple of days. I have already register for my next semester classes. I’m not taking an online class this time. Mission fuge sigh up has started. I’m not sure if I’m going this year are not. Other than all that there really isn’t much going on. So I hope y’all enjoyed this blog.  Please comment and like and don’t forget to subscribe. 🙂

Isaiah 10:1-4

Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue, oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. what will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches? Nothing will remain but to cringe  among the captives or fall among the slain. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.

Isaiah10:1-4

In less than a week

Hey! If you’re reading this then that means that your were either board and decided to read or you actually want to know what’s going on with my life. Well, your reading and that’s what matters. So let’s get started with this update. If you’re wondering what I mean by the title it means that in less than a week I’ll be going on mission fuge. I can hardly wait. Because this year we are going to New York City. This will be my first time going to New York. Our youth minister has taken the youth group there before, but like I said this is my first time going to New York.  We will be leaving the twenty-seventh and we will return ten days later. Hopefully, when I get back I’ll have some things to blog about. I’ll make them more detailed if I do blog about mfuge.(I promise) 🙂 I’ll do a better job in actually blogging about mission fuge than last year that’s for sure. So anyway please like my blog and leave a comment and let me know what I should blog about. Later. 🙂

The Duggars plan to name their child

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On Thursday, December 7th, Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting” received the devastating news that their 20th child no longer had a heartbeat, during a routine checkup. In addition to this sad news was the medical complication that meant Michelle would have to miscarry naturally, because the drugs to constrict the uterus wouldn’t work with the scar from her emergency Cesarean.
Whatever you think of the family’s decision to breed an entire city, this is one of the most heart wrenching experiences anyone can go through. Michelle is currently resting at home. She told People “I am resting and I have felt good physically, which is strange.”
The couple suffered a previous miscarriage after the birth of their second child. Michelle was taking oral contraceptives at the time and says it’s part of the decision to stop using them. “We named that baby Caleb even though we didn’t know if it was a boy or  girl because that miscarriage was early,” she says.  “We will name this  child and will know that we will see those children again someday in  heaven.”
Michelle said that her family is taking care of her, including her daughter Jill who is studying to be a midwife. “The kids are mothering me now,” she says. “Jill just brought me some food and they are taking good care of me.” Best wishes Michelle.

Islamists claim win in Tunisia’s Arab Spring vote

http://news.yahoo.com/tunisia-counts-votes-first-arab-spring-election-011055438.html

TUNIS (Reuters) – Moderate Islamists claimed victory on Monday in Tunisia’s first democratic election, sending a message to other states in the region that long-sidelined Islamists are challenging for power after the “Arab Spring.”

Official results have not been announced, but the Ennahda party said its workers had tallied the results posted at polling stations after Sunday’s vote, the first since the uprisings which began in Tunisia and spread through the region.

“The first confirmed results show that Ennahda has obtained first place,” campaign manager Abdelhamid Jlazzi said outside party headquarters in the center of the Tunisian capital.

As he spoke, a crowd of more than 300 in the street shouted “Allahu Akbar!” or “God is great!” Other people started singing the Tunisian national anthem.

Mindful that some people in Tunisia and elsewhere see the resurgence of Islamists as a threat to modern, liberal values, party officials said they were prepared to form an alliance with two secularist parties, Congress for the Republic and Ettakatol.

“We will spare no effort to create a stable political alliance … We reassure the investors and international economic partners,” Jlazzi said.

Sunday’s vote was for an assembly which will sit for one year to draft a new constitution. It will also appoint a new interim president and government to run the country until fresh elections late next year or early in 2013.

The voting system has built-in checks and balances which make it nearly impossible for any one party to have a majority, compelling Ennahda to seek alliances with secularist parties, which will dilute its influence.

“This is an historic moment,” said Zeinab Omri, a young woman in a hijab, or Islamic head scarf, who was outside the Ennahda headquarters when party officials claimed victory.

“No one can doubt this result. This result shows very clearly that the Tunisian people is a people attached to its Islamic identity,” she said.

REVOLUTION INSPIRED UPRISINGS

Tunisia became the birthplace of the “Arab Spring” when Mohamed Bouazizi, a vegetable seller in a provincial town, set fire to himself in protest at poverty and government repression.

His suicide provoked a wave of protests which, weeks later, forced autocratic president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to flee to Saudi Arabia.

The revolution in Tunisia, a former French colony, in turn inspired uprisings which forced out entrenched leaders in Egypt and Libya, and convulsed Yemen and Syria — re-shaping the political landscape of the Middle East.

Ennahda is led by Rachid Ghannouchi, forced into exile in Britain for 22 years because of harassment by Ben Ali’s police.

A softly spoken scholar, he dresses in suits and open-necked shirts while his wife and daughter wear the hijab.

Ghannouchi is at pains to stress his party will not enforce any code of morality on Tunisian society, or the millions of Western tourists who holiday on its beaches.

He models his approach on the moderate Islamism of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

The party’s rise has been met with ambivalence by some people in Tunisia. The country’s strong secularist traditions go back to the first post-independence president, Habiba Bourguiba, who called the hijab an “odious rag.”

Outside the offices of the commission which organized the election, about 50 people staged a sit-in demanding an investigation into what they said were irregularities committed by Ennahda. Election officials said any problems were minor.

“I really feel a lot of fear and concern after this result,” said Meriam Othmani, a 28-year-old journalist. “Women’s rights will be eroded,” she said. “Also, you’ll see the return of dictatorship once Ennahda achieves a majority in the constituent assembly.”

Ennahda’s preferred coalition partners may reassure some opponents. Ali Larayd, a member of the party’s executive committee, said it was ready to form an alliance with the Congress for the Republic and Ettakatol, both secularist groups respected by Tunisia’s intelligentsia.

 

The Congress is led by Moncef Marzouki, a doctor and human rights activist who spent years in exile in France. Ettakatol is a socialist party led by Mustafa Ben Jaafar, another doctor and veteran Ben Ali opponent.

The only official results released were from polling stations abroad, because they voted early.

The election commission said that out of 18 seats in the 217-seat assembly allocated to the Tunisian diaspora, 9 went to Ennahda. Its closest rivals were Marzouki’s Congress on four seats and Ettakatol, which won three.

The highest-profile secularist challenger to Ennahda, the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) conceded defeat. It had warned voters that modern, liberal values would be threatened if the Islamists won.

“The PDP respects the democratic game. The people gave their trust to those it considers worthy of that trust. We congratulate the winner and we will be in the ranks of the opposition,” a party statement sent to Reuters said.

Ennahda’s win was a remarkable turnaround for a party which just 10 months ago had to operate underground because of a government ban and which had hundreds of followers in prison.

In a slick and well-funded campaign, the party tapped into a desire among ordinary Tunisians to be able to express their faith freely after years of aggressively enforced secularism.

It also sought to show it could represent all Tunisians, including the large number who take a laissez-faire view of Islam’s strictures, drink alcohol, wear revealing clothes and rarely visit the mosque.

Secularist opponents say they believe this is just a cleverly constructed front that conceals more radical views, especially among Ennahda’s rank and file in the provinces.

The party’s final election rally last week was addressed by one of Ennahda’s candidates, a glamorous woman who does not wear a hijab.

On the fringes of the same rally, stalls sold books by Salafist authors, followers of a strict interpretation of Islam who believe women should be covered up and that the sexes should be segregated in public.

(Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by  Tim Pearce)

Here’s an idea

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine on Facebook. I was telling him about my blog and how I needed ideas for more blog posts, and he suggested that I make it into a dairy.(which is what I’m kindof doing now) So I’ve decided to gives this a try.(or aleast make it more interseting) So, here we go. Today, my friend Steven came over for a visit. We mostly just watched tv and Youtube videos. Then after Steven had left my dad’s friends Mike came over.  They drank and had a good time. That’s when I began to remember what had happened between a “friend” had done to me.I’m not going to go in depth about but I will say this I no longer trust him.

But other than that nothing else is going on expect we don’t have school Monday. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

So, if ya’ll have any ideas for more blog  posts please leave a comment and tell me what you think about my posts. Later!

Just one more year and it will be all over

Today, I “pick” up  schedule at school, then had to turn it back in because they messed it up(took 2 classes off and put me and changed another). I should get it back the first day of school hopefully they wont mess it up again. I also got some test results in (passed YAY!). Hopefully everything else will go smoothly until school gets started. MAybe I’ll try to get a prayer group started this year, or a reading group, or maybe I’ll join some groups,but I’m not sure yet. I’ll find out when I get there. I’m hoping to do some blog posts about school. (not sure if I mentioned that earlier) If anything interseting happens I’ll blog about it. Hopefully this year will be an epic one. So if anything happens I’ll let ya’ll guys know.

Later!

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2011 file photo, entertainment mogul Simon Fuller arrives at the BVLGARI Fundraiser benefitting Save The Children and Artists For Peace and Justice in Los Angeles. Fuller sued the producers and network that airs "American Idol" claiming they had reneged on a deal to give him a share of rival Simon Cowell's show "The X-Factor" in accordance with a settlement they had reached years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)http://news.yahoo.com/idol-creator-sues-stake-rival-x-factor-214355917.html

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of “American Idol” sued the show’s broadcaster and producer claiming they have reneged on a deal to give him a stake in a rival competition show that is about to premiere in the United States.

Producer Simon Fuller is seeking an executive producer credit and the appropriate fees once “The X-Factor” — which was created by former “Idol” judge Simon Cowell — begins airing its U.S.-debut in September. His lawsuit is against Fox Broadcasting Co. and the show’s production company, FremantleMedia North America.

Fox will air both “Idol” and “X-Factor,” and FremantleMedia is producing both shows.

The lawsuit reignites longstanding tension between the forces that made “American Idol” one of the past decade’s most popular shows in the United States.

Fuller imported the format from Britain, where he launched “Pop Idol.” The U.S. version debuted in 2001 and featured Cowell as a judge whose biting remarks to contestants became a fixture and a ratings magnet.

Cowell created “X-Factor” three years later; it also premiered in England.

That prompted Fuller to sue Cowell for copyright infringement, and according to his lawsuit, Fox and Fremantle stepped in to preserve “American Idol.”

Fuller’s lawsuit claims he settled the case in 2005 against Cowell after Fox and Fremantle promised him that “X-Factor” would not air in the United States until 2011, Cowell would remain an “Idol” judge for five more seasons, and Fuller would be granted an executive producer credit on Cowell’s show if it ever aired in the United States.

“Despite the clear agreement to grant Fuller an executive producer credit and to pay him an executive producer fee, defendants have refused to honor their obligations and have further refused to negotiate in good faith,” the lawsuit states.

The U.S.-version of X-Factor will begin airing on Fox on Sept. 21.

The case is unlikely to be settled for anything remotely as cheap as a song, with both sides releasing dueling statements hours after the case was filed.

“Mr. Fuller has not been hired, nor performed any duties, on the U.S. version of ‘The X Factor,'” Fox and FremantleMedia wrote in a joint statement. “His suit seeks payment and credit as an executive producer despite his neither having been approved by the required parties, nor hired, as such. We believe this lawsuit is without merit and we expect to prevail.”

Fuller’s attorney, Dale Kinsella, called the companies’ position that Fuller needed to be approved as an executive producer on “X-Factor” absurd.

“Fox is contractually obligated to approve Fuller as executive producer and compensate him accordingly, and it is because of the breach of the 2005 binding agreement that the case was filed,” Kinsella wrote in a statement. “Fox appears to be admitting openly that they have failed to honor the contract terms.”

An initial hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 7 in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/celebritydocket

 

 

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