woensdag, juli 31, 2013

Zand erover

Cyriels verhaal 

De 77-jarige Goirlenaar Cyriel le Coq heeft een boek 'Zand erover'  geschreven * over zijn jeugd in Aardenburg en over de brute uithuisplaatsing toen hij 12 jaar oud was.Dat resulteerde in een langdurige zwerftocht langs kloosters **  en boerderijen. 

Aanleiding tot het boek was het onverwerkt verleden van Cyriel die slecht sliep en veel piekerde over vroeger. Zo heeft hij nooit geweten waarom hij en zijn broers en zussen uit huis zijn geplaatst. Als ze het aan hun moeder vroegen kregen ze steeds te horen dat vooruit moesten kijken en het verleden laten rusten.

*   crispina: laten schrijven
** Crispina: Heiblom tot de komst van de parachutist,
 Stokershorst tot bombardement
tot ontslag als door  slagerbroer van de overste Harreveld  bestolen meerderjarige

Cyriels verhaal

Inzet van jeugdbeschermingsmaatregelen "maar dan moet er wél geluisterd worden"

De nis der schande; Indiana Maalouf and the temple of doom

maandag, juli 29, 2013



inlegkruis met vleugeltjes

bron: co-productie buitenland  uit de krant van intelligent Nederland

Paus Franciscus: homo's moeten niet worden veroordeeld - 'nieuwe opstelling'  

Make disciples!

Wat doet een Em als ie van de Bond niet mag vloeken maar er wel de gloeiende pest in heeft ?
Gaat ie dan met Lombardi de kroeg van  Antoine Bodar in en sturen ze slap van het lachen: mission completed  die rekening ook naar een Italiaanse luchtvaartmaatschappij? 

zondag, juli 28, 2013

aardappeleters en de carapau op sardinhadas

dág,  mijnheer Gauguin





Yummie yummie in my tummie Bastiaans tripadvies


voor niet aanvullend verzekerden : een Bolletje met hüttekäse en aardbeien met lievevrouwenbedstroo voldoet ook uitstekend.

Sinte Katrien; Wereld Jongeren Dagen

" “I had to dig up a dead killer whale about two weeks after it was buried: Kandu, the male. The laboratory asked after a sample for one particular part of the brain, which was missed during an exhaustive necropsy,” he says. “The vet asked me, ‘Can you get someone to do this? ’ I could never ask someone else to do that, so I suited up, and I went out there.”

I tried to picture it: Demers in a haz-mat suit or something, perched at the lip of a grave containing a 4.5-metric-ton killer whale that had been interred for two weeks. Demers slip-sliding around a rotting whale carcass—a mountain of putrefying flesh—in the wee hours of the night. By what, lantern light? How the hell did he get the brain out? You can’t pick up a whale and shake him until his brain falls out like a dried pea from a soda can. You ever touched a whale? Its skin is as tough as an inner tube. Was Kandu’s skull sawed apart already? I mean, Christ—try to picture it yourself: Phil Demers’ arm sunk shoulder deep in a killer whale’s head, gloved fingers rummaging through blubber and shattered bone and Valium-steeped blood for that runnelled bowling ball of a brain. "

vrijdag, juli 26, 2013

Pimp je slippers


Kids in care


guinea pigs on vaccine research and nutritional experiments

By Jorge Barrera
APTN National News

 The nutritional experiments conducted in First Nation communities and in Indian residential schools were not the only example where Canada’s Indigenous population faced treatment as “guinea pigs,” academic research shows.

First Nation infants were used for Saskatchewan trials of a tuberculosis vaccine that was mired in controversy at the time of the experiment in the 1930s and 1940s.
The subject of nutritional experiments exploded last week after reports surfaced on a study by University of Guelph food historian Ian Mosby. The study found that experiments were conducted in six residential schools and communities in northern Ontario, northern Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia between 1942 and 1952.

Previous and ongoing academic research shows, however, that the nutritional experiments were part of a wider pattern in the medical and scientific community’s approach to Indigenous people at the time which included experimentation and the persistence of certain types of surgeries that were no longer conducted on non-Indigenous people.

Academic research also shows that many Indigenous people who died undergoing medical care for diseases like tuberculosis (TB) were buried in unmarked graves because Indian Affairs would not pay to take their bodies back to their home communities.

“Historians have been reluctant to question medical care because we are enthralled with the power of medicine,” said Brock University professor Maureen Lux, who published a paper on the vaccine trials in 1998 and is currently working on a book that delves into the still thinly-explored realm of the treatment of Indigenous people in sanatoriums. “Once I started looking at what was going and how they were operated and in whose interest, it becomes a fairly dark story.”

The vaccine trial on First Nation children from the Qu’Appelle reserves in southern Saskatchewan is one of those threads in that story.

The bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine trials were backed by the National Research Council and Indian Affairs. While the trials were eventually successful and the vaccine is still around today, one of the doctors involved with the experiment at the time worried about the dangers and believed Ottawa could find itself on the hook if something went wrong.

It was already apparent to medical officials before the trials that TB rates were dramatically lowered by improving the living conditions of First Nation people living on reserve, according the study written by Lux titled, Perfect Subjects: Race Tuberculosis and the Qu’Appelle BCG Vaccine Trial.

Between 1930 and 1932, the tuberculosis rate had been cut in half after a federally-backed Qu’Appelle Demonstration Health Unit began focusing on changing the situation on the ground. It replaced one-room log huts with frame houses, drilled wells to improve water supply, provided families with hens and seed and improved the food given to school children and pregnant women, according to Lux’s study. A nurse was also hired to give care to children suffering from infections disease in their own home.

“The general death rate and the infant mortality rate both also fell. Thus, before the BCG vaccine trials were begun, the tuberculosis death rate had been reduced by half by marginal improvements in living conditions, and especially by segregating those with active tuberculosis,” wrote Lux.

But vaccines were cheaper than paying to improve the conditions of Indian residential schools and reserves or treating people in sanatoriums which could turn into lengthy stays.

Lux said the urgency to conduct the vaccine trials on First Nation infants in southern Saskatchewan was also driven by a fear that Indigenous people would infect the non-Indigenous population with TB.

“The general death rate and the infant mortality rate both also fell. Thus, before the BCG vaccine trials were begun, the tuberculosis death rate had been reduced by half by marginal improvements in living conditions, and especially by segregating those with active tuberculosis,” wrote Lux.

But vaccines were cheaper than paying to improve the conditions of Indian residential schools and reserves or treating people in sanatoriums which could turn into lengthy stays.

Lux said the urgency to conduct the vaccine trials on First Nation infants in southern Saskatchewan was also driven by a fear that Indigenous people would infect the non-Indigenous population with TB.

“They were seen as vectors of disease because TB rates in the non-Aboriginal community were falling quickly. They were better fed and housed, but not so on-reserve,” said Lux, in an interview. “My point in the article was that TB wasn’t the big threat…the big threat was poverty because more kids died of poverty related diseases than from TB.”

The BCG vaccine at the time was controversial.

A German experiment in 1930 led to the deaths 71 children after they were given a contaminated strain. At the time of the Qu’Appelle trial, close to 400,000 children had been vaccinated and trials had been conducted in Montreal, but it was still unclear at the time whether the vaccine would regain its virulence. The United States and Britain did not use the BCG vaccine at the time “because of fears that the vaccine was not stable,” wrote Lux.

Worries over the vaccine were expressed in a confidential memo to federal authorities.

“I feel as though it would be unwise to initiate human experimental work among Indian children who are the direct wards of the government, and for which reasons they are not in a position to exercise voluntary cooperation,” wrote Dr. R. George Ferguson, the medical superintendant of the Fort Qu’Appelle Sanatorium, to the president of the National Research Council. “Furthermore in case of difficulties arising, the government itself could not be without responsibility.”

The trial went ahead in 1933 and it proved successful. According to Lux, between 1933 and 1945, 306 infants were vaccinated and 303 were used as a control group. Only six vaccinated infants contracted TB and two died. In the unvaccinated group, 29 caught TB and nine died.

compleet artikel 

donderdag, juli 25, 2013

Truth and Reconciliation Hobbema, Alberta, July 25

Watch live streaming video from trc_cvr at livestream.com


OTTAWA — Grassroots indigenous activists are calling on the Harper government to honour the 2008 Indian residential schools apology, part of the ongoing fallout from news that aboriginal adults and children were unwitting subjects of nutritional experiments run by government bureaucrats in the 1940s and 1950s.

News of the experiments has provoked mass outrage and also led to renewed scrutiny of what critics see as the government’s lack of cooperation with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) efforts to compile a historical record of Indian residential schools.

The experiments, which involved intentionally depriving 1,300 aboriginal people — including children in several residential schools — of important vitamins and leaving them malnourished between 1942 and 1952, were detailed in a research paper by University of Guelph food historian Ian Mosby.

The news provoked horror among non-aboriginal Canadians, and outrage coupled with a sad sense of familiarity among indigenous peoples whose relatives have told them of such horrors that took place at the government-funded, church-run residential schools.

For Wab Kinew, director of indigenous inclusion at the University of Winnipeg, the news of nutrition experiments hit particularly close to home. Kinew said he felt “total disgust and revulsion” when he heard about the experiments; his father and all of his uncles attended St. Mary’s residential school in B.C. during the period when one of the nutrition experiments was conducted there.

“I thought: How can this have happened? How can my dad and my uncles and these people I grew up with have been guinea pigs?” he said.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a historic apology for the Indian residential schools system in 2008. But critics say the government hasn’t followed the apology with meaningful action.

Kinew, one of the organizers of a national day of prayer on Thursday, will call on the government to “honour the apology” by immediately releasing all relevant documents to the commission tasked with compiling the history of the dark period in Canada’s history.

Noontime events will take place in cities across the country; Kinew said they are about honouring the victims and providing an outlet for people who have been upset by the news.

“We’re saying release the documents now,” he said. “I think it’s a real disservice for everybody in Canada if we don’t allow the TRC to fulfil its mandate and thoroughly and critically examine the residential school era. This is the history of Canada. If we go with the watered-down version, or the redacted version, we’re not getting the full truth.”

Delays have plagued the truth and reconciliation process. The government turned over some documents, but withheld others saying they weren’t relevant until a court ruled in the commission’s favour in January. The commission says it has received more than three million documents. The government, however, says it has now delivered 4.1 million documents to the TRC.

Both commission chair Justice Murray Sinclair and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt have said they are optimistic the government can turn over the relevant documents to the TRC before its mandate expires in July 2014.

But Library and Archives Canada has estimated it could cost about $40 million and take 10 years to retrieve and digitize the relevant documents. That means it could take a renewed push by the federal government to dedicate more resources to the job.

“I think that it’s integral that they release these documents to the TRC,” said Andrea Landry, a master’s student at the University of Windsor and co-organizer of the event. “They made the apology … now it’s a matter of walking the talk and following through.”

Erica Meekes, spokesperson for Valcourt, said the government is on track to turn over all “active and semi-active documents”  to the TRC by the end of this month. As for the archived documents, Meekes said the department “is working with all involved federal departments to ensure that the remaining historical documents stored at Library and Archives Canada are provided to the TRC.”

The emotional reactions nationwide to the nutritional experiments, including among non-native people, is a reminder that Canada is still grappling with the horrors of the residential schools era, Kinew said.

“This is a very strong reminder that we haven’t totally come to terms with it. The fact that we’re still figuring things out, the fact that there are still documents which aren’t being disclosed, it really leaves a lot of unanswered questions for people,” he said. “How many more things like the nutrition experiments are there in those documents that we haven’t seen yet? Maybe this is the worst of it, but we can’t say for certain.”

Added Landry: “We’ve had so many non-indigenous Canadians that were surprised and shocked about what the federal government and the churches have done to our children in the past. Although some of these stories have been released in the past, I think now more people are paying more attention to it.”

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) was holding its annual general meeting in Whitehorse last week when reports on the experiments emerged. The news moved “like a firestorm” through the assembly, AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo told Postmedia News last week.

The AFN passed an emergency resolution saying it “will not accept the apology as catch-all recognition for all federal policy past, present and ongoing which have and continue to negatively impact Indigenous peoples.”

Valcourt, however, has said that Harper’s 2008 apology included the nutritional experiments.
Meekes said most of the documents related to the nutritional experiments were disclosed to the commission in 2010, and some in 2011. “These are abhorrent examples of the dark pages of the residential schools legacy,” she said. “We have provided over 900 documents related to this to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”

Kinew said the government can ensure the commission receives all the documents if it makes the issue a priority.

“I don’t see how you can obstruct the mission of the truth and reconciliation commission and then say you meant the apology,” Kinew said. “But the way I look at it, the prime minister still has time to do the right thing.”

Thursday’s events will take place in cities across the country and will feature people from various faiths and nationalities speaking. That will serve as a way to help bridge the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians, Landry said.

woensdag, juli 24, 2013

Truth and Reconciliation Hobbema, Alberta, July 24/25; Glimoogies

Ermineskin Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium

                  Thank you  *

* Vertaling  de  Hoekstra's

Are you the idiot who cut down the cherry trees? Ierse Belgenmop, defrocked

Vraag Nl. tv journalist aan royalty-watcher bij verschijning echtpaar met kinderen op een balkon:
"en wie van die twee heeft er nou de broek aan?"

dinsdag, juli 23, 2013

Laurentius tranen; en die broekies zullen er komen

Boas - vindas ao Papa Chico ! Frei Betto Welcome, Pope Chico!


By Frei Betto
English translation by Rebel Girl

Dear Pope Francis, the Brazilian people are waiting for you with open arms and hearts. Thanks to your election, the papacy has now acquired a happier face.

You have instilled in us all a renewed hope in the Catholic Church by taking actions that are closer to the Gospel of Jesus than the monarchical lines prevalent in the Vatican. Once elected, you returned personally to the three-star hotel where you had stayed in Rome to pay the bill; at the Vatican, you decided to live at Casa Santa Marta, the guest house, and not in the papal residence, almost a princely palace; you eat lunch in the staff cafeteria and don't have a reserved seat, changing tables and dinner companions every day; you had the priest director of the Vatican bank, who was involved in swindling 20 million euros, arrested.

In Lampedusa, where they bring the African immigrants who have survived the ocean crossing (in which 20,000 people have died) and are seeking a better life in Europe, you criticized the "globalization of indifference" and those who, anonymously, move the economic and financial indexes, condemning multitudes of people to unemployment and poverty.

A different Brazil awaits you. It's as if God, to brighten World Youth Day further, had mobilized our young people who, in recent weeks, have flooded our streets, expressing dreams and demands. Above all, hope for a better Brazil and a better world.

It's a fact that our ecclesiastical and civil authorities were careful not to leave you more time with young people. According to the official program, you will have more encounters with those who now govern us and lead the Church in Brazil than with those who are the focal point and protagonists of this day.

While our people are experiencing a moment of direct democracy in the streets, the organizers of your visit have taken care to imprison you in palaces and lecture halls. Just as your speeches are now being modified in Rome to be more attuned to the cry of Brazilian youth, hopefully you will change the program that they have prepared for you here and devote more time to dialogue with the young people.

It makes no sense, for example, for you to bless, in the city of Rio, the flags of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. They're sporting events beyond all religious, cultural, ethnic, national, and political diversity.

Why is the head of the Catholic Church making this symbolic gesture of blessing the flags of two events that have nothing religious about them, although they do contain gospel values because they cancel out the differences between nations and promote peace? Perhaps it will be the only time athletes from North Korea and the U.S. will fraternize.

How would we feel if they were blessed by a rabbi or a Muslim religious authority?

In the statements you'll make in Brazil, you'll make it clear why you've come. When you were elected and proclaimed pope, you told the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome, that the cardinals went to "the ends of the earth" to look for a Pope.

Hopefully your pontificate also represents the beginning of a new era for the Catholic Church, free of moralism, clericalism, distrust in the face of post-modernity. A Church that puts an end to mandatory celibacy, the ban on condom use, the exclusion of women from access to the priesthood.

A Church that reincorporates married priests into the priestly ministry, that dialogues without arrogance with the different religious traditions, that is open to scientific advances, that assumes its prophetic role of denouncing, in Jesus' name, the causes of poverty, social inequality, migration, and natural devastation.

Young people expect a Church that is a joyful community, stripped, without luxuries and glitter, able to reflect the face of the Young Man of Nazareth, and where love always finds its dwelling place.

Welcome to Brazil, Pope Chico! If the Argentines justly boast of having a fellow countryman as the successor of Peter, know that here we are all pleased to know that God is Brazilian! 

Hoe zou het nu met de kinderen uit Cidade de Deus zijn?





maandag, juli 22, 2013

Hagiografiën en castanholas de cana ; je kunt de boom in, Amatus !

"Warmond, maart 1961

Aan de leden van de Congregatie

Reeds verschillende jaren heef Broeder Januarius de ar-
chieven van de Congregatie nagespeurd, om daaruit interes-
sante gegevens te verzamelen, interessant voor ons allen.

We worden bij lezing weer even geconfronteerd met het ver-

Wat ik vooral belangrijk vind is, dat door Broeder Janua-
rius een aantal bijzonderheden zijn genoteerd, die waard
zijn, in de herinnering van de Broeders te blijven voort-

Wat broeder Januarius hier genoteerd heeft is, noch naar
inhoud noch naar vorm geschikt voor publicatie in de wereld-

Het geschrevene is bedoeld voor eigen gebruik, binnen de

Ik dank Broeder Januarius voor het vele werk dat hij ver-
zet heeft, om ons deze "overlevering" te bezorgen.

Broeder Waltherus
Alg. Overste   "

Congregatie - Memoriaal
geschreven door

Broeder Januarius
Warmond, Kerstmis 1959


Met dank aan Tantetje

zondag, juli 21, 2013