Messi,Gareth Bale,Christiano Ronaldo,Frank Riberry And Neymar Nominated For 2013 Ballon D’or

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Four-time Fifa Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is the odds-on favourite to claim a record fifth world player of the year award after the 23-man longlist for the prestigious prize was announced by football’s world governing body.
The Barcelona forward has previously won the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 awards and is expected to claim the prize for an unprecedented fifth time despite being up against Franck Ribery who was crowned Uefa’s best player in Europein August after winning the treble with Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 46 goals in 2013 for club and country, Paris Saint Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale, the world’s most expensive player, are the other leading contenders.
Premier League representation is led by last season’s top scorer Robin van Persie, the Manchester United striker, and Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, who is the highest scoring player in the top flight in 2013.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who helped his club to the Europa League trophy last season, are the other Premier League players on the list which doesn’t include a single English player.
The omission of any English nominee, for the first time since 2010, comes amid concern over the future of the national game with Football Association chairman Greg Dyke having set up a commission to discuss the state of the sport.
The 10-man shortlist for coach of the year is headed by former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who won the league title in his final season in charge, and ex-Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes who bowed out of management by winning the treble.
Other nominees include Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 longlist:
Gareth Bale (Wales/Tottenham Hotspur/Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay/Napoli/Paris Saint Germain), Radamel Falcao (Colombia/Atletico Madrid/Monaco), Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden/AC Milan/Paris Saint Germain), Andrés Iniesta (Spain/Barcelona), Philipp Lahm (Germany/Bayern Munich), Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Borussia Dortmund), Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona), Thomas Müller (Germany/Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayer Munich), Neymar (Brazil/Santos/Barcelona), Mesut Özil (Germany/Real Madrid/Arsenal), Andrea Pirlo (Italy/Juventus), Franck Ribéry (France/Bayern Munich), Arjen Robben (Netherlands/Bayern Munich), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany/Bayern Munich), Luis Suárez (Uruguay/Liverpool), Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris Saint Germain), Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast/Manchester City), Robin Van Persie (Netherlands/Manchester United), Xavi (Spain/Barcelona).
FIFA World Coach of the Year 2013:
Carlo Ancelotti (Paris Saint-Germain/Real Madrid), Rafael Benítez (Chelsea/Napoli), Antonio Conte (Juventus), Vicente Del Bosque (Spain), Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United), Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich), Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund), José Mourinho (Real Madrid/Chelsea), Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil), Arsène Wenger (Arsenal).

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Illuminati DOESN’T Exist!! Brain Washing At Its Best To Scare People!

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It’s become somewhat of an
in-​​joke among us
orchestra members. A
couple of us believe it, a
couple of us aren’t
convinced, but we take it
light-​​heartedly. We’ve
even planned to have a
Dan Brown marathon.

Somehow the conspiracy
theory has spread through
the year level. I hear
people talking about it all
the time now, some people
are even scared. I was
asked by a couple of
friends the other day about
whether or not I believed in
the Illuminati, and I
promised to explain my
answer. So, here we go, an
amalgamation of topics and
claims.
I think the most concise
thing I’ve heard spoken by
my peers has something to
do with ruling the world.
Something about creating a
New World Order? But then
what is the Old World Order
and what makes the new
one new?
A brief history of the Order
of the Illuminati (yes, it did
exist): A secularist free
thought movement
established in Bavaria in
1776, but suppressed in
1785 because their
progressive ideas were
radical and distasteful.
Years later, conspiracy
theorists insisted the
suppression did not take
place and they were the
catalysts in the world’s
revolutions, the fear of the
ruling class. Others said
they were elites, Jews
controlling from the top.
Judging by the internet
now, the theories on what
the Illuminati actually do are
even more varied. Asking a
couple of my friends about
the Illuminati gets me
nowhere. I feel like I’m
talking to David Icke, there
is no purpose. I’m
underwhelmed to say the
least.
So let’s assume that
everybody insists the
Illuminati are trying to
create a New World Order,
or a one world government
with complete global
domination if you will. Does
anyone actually know how
much work that takes? How
much manpower? To take
over each and every
geopolitical territory, or to
even control one, takes a
massive amount of
resources, and there is no
way an operation like that
can stay undercover. It
would take millions of
people, and there is no
amount of money or threats
or chocolate bribes that
could keep that many
mouths shut.
Is the government in on it?
What, you mean are they in
on relinquishing their own
control? That doesn’t
sound like power-​​
mongering to me.
But I now hear you
screaming: We already
know it’s happening. Ke$ha
and Lady Gaga are
members of the Illuminati.
So the Illuminati are in
control of the entertainment
industry? What are they
supposed to do? Make
terrible movies about the
end of the world? Make
people scared about
apocalypses and
Armageddon? Make us
party till we drop dead?
Recycle the same annoying
loops? Sing us to death?
Oh yeah, too late.
“Yeah, but I saw Ke$ha’s
music video. I saw the eye
in the triangle. The
symbolism is obvious.”
Can I please put this in
perspective here? We
have people over the
internet trying to analyse
the song sung by a girl
whose most pervasive and
profound lyrics (which she
didn’t even write) include:
Don’t stop, make it
pop/​DJ, blow my
speakers up
and the more recent
masterpiece:
Young hearts, out our
minds/​runnin’ like we
outta time/​wild childs,
lookin’ good/​livin hard
just like we should
I saw the eye in the triangle
too. I saw many of them,
actually. I also saw trippy
editing and many generic
music-​​video style shots,
wolves mating and Ke$ha in
the process of foreplay.
And is this metaphor and
symbolism supposed to be
comparable to George
Orwell’s work? Most of this
is probably the decision of
the director, so he should
probably get most of the
Illuminati credit anyway.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not
“hatin’ on Ke$ha”, she can
make whatever music she
wants to make. But don’t
try to insult everybody’s
intelligence by reading
meaning into a song that
isn’t there. Clearly, she
just wants to have fun and
party, respect an artist’s
wishes guys.
Alright, fine. If you say
they’ve taken over the
world, what now? They
poison our water sources
with mind-​​controlling
fluoride, they use a sugar
replacement to brainwash
us, vaccines to make us
sick, etcetera etcetera.
Well, if there is a force
trying to control our minds
with malicious intent, they
are going about it all wrong.
Why don’t they use tried
and tested methods that
actually work? There are a
billion claims that I can
jabber on about here.
There are also plenty of
studies and plenty of
credible research you can
explore yourself on
vaccines and aspartame
and fluoride that prove its
a really ineffective way to
brainwash somebody, or kill
them. I won’t be able to
spoon feed you a rebuttal
to every topic, not on this
post anyway. However if
you’re trying to change the
way people think, make it
actually work.
But would they really be so
blunt as to tell us when
they’re adding mind-​​
warping chemicals to the
water? “Yeah guys, don’t
mind the fluoride, we swear
it’s not for mind control.”
But I don’t see their mind
control working. I’m
questioning, you’re
questioning, everybody
seems to be in on it, so
they would have failed by
now, wouldn’t they?
Alright, fine. Let’s assume
that they do take over the
world, and intend to
promote an ideology(because we already knowthat they haven’t
succeeded yet, because I still have to argue with people at dinner parties about politics). Do we all remember what the Order
of the Illuminati was in the first place? It was a society promoting liberal ideas like
gender equality, and
educating and treating
women as intellectual
equals. It doesn’t sound
like too bad of a world to live in. And can we all put an emphasis on free thought, the viewpoint that opinions should not be borne out of tradition or authority? If the conspiracy theories are accurate,then this new age Illuminati organization has nothing to do with the original Order,or progressive thinking or
secularism. It’s like me
saying Ancient Egyptian
culture has lasted millennia when the Pharaoh is no longer seen by an entire
society to be a god. The
Pharaohs are no longer
around, and apparently
neither is rationality.
Yes, there are plenty of
people claiming to be
members, plenty of
websites that have some pretty interesting claims. All I see around every click of the mouse is more scary,
mysterious words.
“Secrets” and “enemies” and more generic plots to insight curiosity and terror.
Gaining an air of mystique and trying to sound profound does not equal evidence.
And the fact that maybe the Illuminati are surveying us?
They’re tapping our
information sources to
figure out everything about us? Anonymous, Knightsec and any knowledgeable
sixteen year old with a
laptop can manage that. Adding a level of mystery to something so blatant is pointless.
Does this post seem like it has no direction to it? You would be right. Because there is absolutely no direction and no sense in my experience with my
fellow high school children.
They are receptive to
scare-​​mongering, that’s
no surprise. They spout
bits and pieces which I
have to rebut with no
context. There is not one concrete argument I have found. At least when I’m battling against organic
food proponents they have something they put across.
But Illuminati conspiracy
theorists? I don’t have a clue what you’re afraid of.
What will they do when they take over the world? What are they trying to achieve by surveying us Nineteen
Eighty-​​Four-​​style?
This is why I’m underwhelmed. You’re no fun, just give us something to work with here.
I’m happy to be proven
wrong though, if somebody has a solid claim to discuss.
But so far the internet and my peers haven’t given me anything to work with.
What kind of wimpy
organization is this? Their “spokespeople” are “hot messes” trying to pose as
pop stars, they seem to have no purpose but to dominate in contradiction to
their values, and they’re using methods that don’t work to achieve this.
Please tell me what I’m
missing here, because I
honestly have no clue.
So next time when
somebody mentions band camp, you can dispel those terrible Hollywood rumours.
We just sit around talking about the Illuminati and complain about euphoniums,
‘cause deep down, nobody really likes euphoniums.

Kronos Vintage Porsches on their way Ahead Of The East African Safari Rally Classic 2013

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The Kronos Vintage Porsches are on their way to Mombasa from Antwerp. And like so many of the other cars about to compete in the Safari Classic, they had to be squeezed in containers that also carry spare parts for service during the rally.
The first photo shows the three Kronos Porsches in preparation at the Belgian workshop while the second shows the car of Phillipe Vandromme going into the container. The other Kronos cars will be driven by Kronos director, Jean-Pierre Mondron, and Gerard Brianti.Porsche VintagePorsche

“Uhuru Kenyatta Is Seeking A Licence To Kill More” Says Desmond Tutu

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MEMBERS of the African Union will meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today to discuss recent calls by some African leaders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. These calls must be resisted. The continent has suffered the consequences of unaccountable governance for too long to disown the protections offered by the I.C.C
Those leaders seeking to skirt the court are effectively looking for a license to kill, maim and oppress their own people without consequence. They believe the interests of the people should not stand in the way of their ambitions of wealth and power; that being held to account by the I.C.C. interferes with their ability to achieve these ambitions; and that those who get in their way — the victims: their own people — should remain faceless and voiceless.
Most of all, they believe that neither the golden rule, nor the rule of law, applies to them.
But they know that they cannot say these things in public without repercussions. Instead, they conveniently accuse the I.C.C. of racism.
Leaving the I.C.C. would be a tragedy for Africa, as leaders like the former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, of Ghana, have noted. Without its deterrence, countries could and would attack their neighbors, or minorities in their own countries, with impunity. When Lubanga was arrested to face charges of enlisting and conscripting child soldiers, the threat of the I.C.C. undermined his support from other militias. After the Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo was taken to face justice in The Hague, the country was able to rebuild.
Without this court, there would be no brake on the worst excesses of these criminals. And these violent leaders continue to plague Africa: the Great Lakes, Mali, northern Nigeria and Egypt all give reason for concern. Perpetrators of violence must not be allowed to wriggle free.
Moreover, where justice and order are not restored, there can be no healing, leaving violence and hatred ticking like a bomb in the corner. We know too well that long, painful road to healing in South Africa, as do the people of Kenya. As Africa begins to find its voice in world affairs, it must strengthen its commitment to the rule of law, not undermine it. These principles are part of our global moral and legal responsibility, not items from a menu we can choose only when it suits us.
Along with thousands of others, I have joined a campaign by Avaaz, an international advocacy group, calling on Africa’s leaders to stay in the I.C.C. The alternatives are too painful: revenge, like what happened in Rwanda, Kosovo and Bosnia, or blanket amnesty and a national commitment to amnesia, like what happened in Chile. The only way any country can deal with its past is to confront it.
We need loud voices in Addis Ababa to deliver this message, to shout down those who want us to do nothing. We also need the continent’s heavyweights, Nigeria and South Africa, to exercise leadership and stop those who don’t like the rules from attempting to rewrite them. Far from a fight between Africa and the West, this is a fight within Africa, for its soul.
Desmond Tutu, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his contribution to opposing apartheid.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Case At ICC Seems To Be Taking A Shift Of Getting Postponed For A Year

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The war crimes trial of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta could be suspended for at least a year under a diplomatic deal to be put to the United Nations.
Western diplomats are preparing a UN Security Council resolution that would put the International Criminal Court (ICC) case on hold after the African Union lodged objections to the trial.
Sources said the resolution was to avoid a damaging stand-off between the court and African states over charges faced by Mr Kenyatta of orchestrating post-election violence that killed more than 1,000 people in 2007-08.
Mr Kenyatta has said he is reluctant to attend the opening of his trial in The Hague on Nov 12 after judges agreed to alternate his appearances with the hearing for William Rutto, the vice-president, who is also charged.
However, an extraordinary summit of the African Union on Saturday issued an ultimatum to the court to stop the case, warning judges that Mr Kenyatta must not be compelled. Speaking at the African
Union extraordinary
summit, President Kenyatta
accused the court of being
used by European and
American governments,
adding that the court had
humiliated and stigmatised
him and his Deputy William
Ruto. Speaking to The Telegraph, a senior European diplomat
said: “Uhuru is not an
indicted figure who is
defying the court like
Sudan’s president (Omar) Bashir. He is someone who is working closely with the West in a region in chaos that needs to tackle a very worrying terrorist situation,” adding that a solution must be found that avoids a breakdown in
relations with President
Kenyatta or the court’s
authority.

When a Lady Finds Herself Dating A Jobless Man,A Broke Man Without Anything!

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1.Be Supportive, Not Motherly
-Your honey’s probably feeling bad about his lack of dough and may be even a bit embarrassed. Don’t make it worse by constantly bringing it up, even if you’re trying to be encouraging. Don’t put all his financial burdens on your back either, unless you’ve been together long enough to justify such AND can rightly say he would do the same for you. You may casually mention gig or job opportunities and forward over emails that have positions that he may be looking for, but don’t turn into his mom.
2. Come Up With Creative Dates
-Some guys are inclined to keep dropping money on taking you out even when they can’t afford it because of pride or fear of letting you down. Suggest fun things for the two of you to do that don’t cost a ton of dough: outdoor concerts, happy hours, nature hikes, etc. Don’t say “I got something cheap we can do”, but just mention the low-budget event as something you’d enjoy doing together.
3. Don’t Go Silent
-If you are sharing a family plan on your cell phone or paying rent together, you need to discuss plans for getting these bills paid. Don’t just assume he’s got it together, but don’t feel all the financial responsibility is on your shoulders now either. If you two agreed to stand by each other during good times and bad, this is the test of that committment. Step up and make it happen.
4.Plan Events Accordingly
-If a group dinner at an expensive restaurant or drinks at a fancy club with your crew is gonna make him feel uncomfortable, then roll without him (“It’s girls night!) or skip the outing all together. You’d want him to be mindful about taking you somewhere that would cause you to be a little awkward, show him the same courtesy.
5. Watch What You Say
-An argument isnotyour time to take shots at him for struggling or to make him feel low just because you are angry. And please don’t get caught saying something as callous as “I’d love to go to _____ this weekend, but it’s probably too expensive for you.” The way you behave during this time-both of you-says a lot about your character. Constantly mentioning things you’d like to do if only he had the cash is a real good way of saying “I’m a jerk and I’m not ready for a relationship.” If you don’t care about him enough to see past this situation, then you probably just aren’t that in to him anyway.

U.S Navy Seal’s Have Captured Two Senior Al Shabaab Commander As They Raided Their Hide Out In Somalia

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A team of US Navy Seals reportedly carried out the strike in Somalia on Saturday against al-Shabaab, the radical Islamist group behind last month’s shopping centre massacre in Kenya.
They are said to have attacked a senior al-Shabaab commander’s seaside villa in the southern town of Baraawe, where Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group’s leader, has stayed in the past.
The Seals, the special operations force that killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011, were said by The New York Times to have approached from the sea before engaging in an hour-long battle.

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