DO RIGHT WHILE WE HELP OURSELVES By Jim Redwine

first_img Gavel Gamut By Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.comDO RIGHT WHILE WE HELP OURSELVESIf you read last week’s column (hey, I can dream can’t I), you know I am preparing to help the National Judicial College teach Rural Court Judges. Last week we talked about the theory that our law arises from our history and culture, our Volksgeist. Or as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) put it, “The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience”.Posey County, Indiana has produced several influential thinkers on what our law should be and do, that is, what is the proper purpose of our legal system? Our most famous citizen was and still is Alvin P. Hovey (1821–1891). Hovey was an attorney, a Posey Circuit Court judge, a general and the only governor to ever come from Posey County (1889–1891). He also sat on the Indiana Supreme Court when it decided a poor person was entitled to the same protection of our laws as a rich person.Another of our famous predecessors was the brilliant and courageous Frances (Mad Fanny) Wright (1795–1852) who gave her entire adult life to an effort to free slaves and secure equal rights for women. Unfortunately, her good deeds were often overshadowed by her lifestyle. Still she fought for those who could not fight for themselves.Frances Wright’s companion and fellow traveler was former Congressman Robert Dale Owen (1801–1877). Owen knew Abraham Lincoln from having served in Congress in 1843–1847 while Lincoln served in Congress 1847–1849. Owen’s 1863 letter to Lincoln urging him to free the slaves is credited with influencing the President to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.Robert Owen and Alvin Hovey were also Posey County’s delegates to the Indiana Constitutional Convention of 1850–1852 that produced our 1852 Constitution in which our legal system demands fair and equal treatment regardless of a person’s ability to pay. The Preamble sets forth the first principle of our government is to establish justice and, as set forth in Article I, “That all people are created equal”.Article I, Section 12, guarantees equal justice to rich and poor alike:“All courts shall be open and every person for injury done to him in his person, property, or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law. Justice shall be administered freely, and without purchase; completely, and without denial; speedily, and without delay.” While there are many reasons we need justice from our legal system, I suggest the two most important areas concern whether our government wants to lock us up or take away our children. Of course, there are many wealthy people who are charged with crimes and even some wealthy people who the rest of us believe should lose their children to state care. However, it is simply a fact that most people who go to jail are poor as are most parents whose children are removed by the courts.It is usually the poor and powerless who are caught up in the terrifying, confusing and expensive legal system. And frequently these poor people are not highly educated nor do they have friends in high places. They need help and both Indiana and federal law guarantee that help to them, including representation by an attorney. If the rest of us want to lock someone up or take away their children, the least we can do is follow the law ourselves and provide these people with legal assistance as our Constitutions demand. This is not only required by law, fair, just and reasonable, it is good for all of us. If the innocent are not locked up or the guilty are fairly sentenced or children are not removed when unnecessary or when necessary are removed carefully and with efforts to help the children and the parents, such justice is in our own self interest. In other words, not only is it right, it is smart and in the long run saves us money as it helps people recover so they may contribute to society. And it helps families remain united or reunite.If we can spend trillions on matters beyond our borders, we should not be mean-spirited and self-destructive with our own citizens. Plus, it complies with the law, especially those state and federal Constitutions some of us are fond of saying we revere.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Sign Up Now for 5-Mile Labor Day Run on Beach in Ocean City

first_imgA tie-dyed race T-shirt is guaranteed for any pre-registered runner in the 25th annual OCNJ Labor Day Race on Monday, Sept. 7.Online registration for the 25th annual OCNJ Labor Day Race will be open through 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 6).The Monday, Sept. 7 events include a 5-mile beach run that starts at 23rd Street in Ocean City at 9 a.m. A 1-mile walk/run will go off immediately following the 5-mile start.Pre-registration fee is $20 (or $10 for 14-and-unders) and guarantees a race T-shirt. Visit www.OCNJ.US/RACE-EVENTS to sign up.Packet pick-up will be available 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 5 and 6) at the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Avenue).Race-day registration and packet pickup will be open 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at 23rd Street Beach. Race-day registration fee is $25.See results of past Labor Day Races:2014 Race Results2013 Race Results2012 Race Results2011 Race ResultsFind Past Results24 years of Overall WinnersRegistration also is open for the annual OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K & 10 Mile races on Sept. 27. Visit www.OCNJ.US/RACE-EVENTS to sign up.last_img read more

Bakery Services sees pre-tax loss

first_imgBakery Services has announced ’disappointing’ preliminary results, for the year ended 31 March 2007, showing pre-tax losses of £124,985.Bakery Services operates Don Millers’ franchise cafés and Inbake, an in-store bakeries business. Underlying sales revenues generated by Don Millers were down by approximately 8% at £2.75 million. The company closed one store in January 2006.The group’s in-store bakery business, Inbake, increased revenues by 3% over the year and, in most host stores, increased total store sales participation. Operating profits before group management charges at Inbake improved to £278,091 against £240,500 for the same previous year period.The company said it plans to seek outside investment opportunities to help enhance shareholder value. It will propose a resolution at its annual general meeting in August.last_img read more

Maurice Brown Performs Two Tracks From Upcoming Hip-Hop/Jazz Album [Watch]

first_imgMaurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but the Grammy-Award-winning trumpet virtuoso has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. Specializing in jazz, hip-hop, and blues, Brown is dedicating 2016 to his own band with a highly anticipated album coming out in June, entitled “The Mood.” Recently, he brought his outstanding band to CongaHead to perform a few original compositions from the new album, “Moroccan Dancehall” and “Stand Up.”“Moroccan Dancehall”“Stand Up”last_img read more

moe. Reveals The ‘Remote Location’ For Their 2016 New Years Eve Show

first_imgLast month, moe. guitarist Al Schnier spoke at length about the band wanting to bring fans to a “remote location” for their New Year’s Eve performance. “If you want to come, come, and if not, it doesn’t matter… It’s not quite Alaska, but we talked about Alaska,” Schnier said on the Made In Utica program, which you can watch here.Today, the “like Alaska” location was revealed as Missoula, Montana, as the band will perform two nights, December 30-31, at The Wilma. Pre-sale tickets will be released tomorrow at 12 PM Eastern, and the on-sale follows this Friday, June 24th, at 12pm Eastern.moe. also recently announced a full-set tribute to Pink Floyd for their Peach Music Festival appearance; more on that here.[Photo by Benjamin Adams Photography]last_img read more

Jerry Garcia’s Solo Catalog Is Now On Streaming Services For The First Time Ever [Updated]

first_imgUPDATE 8/5: The Garcia catalog has now been added to Spotify as well! Stream on.August 1st marks the birthday of Jerry Garcia, and his estate certainly had a nice surprise in store for his fans. In honor of Garcia’s birthday, his entire catalog of solo albums will be released on streaming services for the first time ever.The newly-released discography includes all of Garcia’s solo studio albums, including Garcia, Garcia (Compliments), Reflections, Cats Under The Stars and Run For The Roses. Of course, this announcement wouldn’t be as potent without some live releases as well. Fortunately, the entire GarciaLive series, as well as favorites like Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound and After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 will also be released.Not only that, but the press release promises more albums on the way. Just head to iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play and listen up for these great Garcia records.Happy birthday Jerry. We miss you.last_img read more

Otis Rush, Legendary Chicago Blues Guitarist, Passes Away At The Age Of 84

first_imgOver the weekend, the legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush passed away at the age of 84. Rush pioneered West Side Chicago blues, with Rolling Stone ranking him number 53 on their countdown of 100 Greatest Guitarists. Known for his dramatic bent notes and patient builds, Rush came to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s alongside other greats like Magic Sam and Buddy Guy—in fact, Buddy Guy credits Rush with giving him his start. Otis Rush was one of the most influential guitarists in history, with artists like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Michael Bloomfield, and many others citing him as an inspiration.Born in Mississippi in 1935, Otis Rush moved to Chicago at the tail end of the 1940s. Though he had played guitar from the age of eight, after seeing a Muddy Waters concert, Rush decided to pursue music full time, eventually releasing his debut single, the Willie Dixon-penned “I Can’t Quit You Baby”, on Cobra. The song became a hit and was later revived by Led Zeppelin, with the British rock act covering the tune on their 1969 debut album.Otis Rush – “I Can’t Quit You Baby”[Video: Eirek Sandnes]Over the years, Otis Rush continued to build up his catalog, releasing a number of classic tunes such as “My Love Will Never Die”, “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)”, and “Double Trouble” (which Stevie Ray Vaughn used as inspiration for the name of his band). However, Rush was perpetually followed by label issues. His initial label, Cobra, went bankrupt, and Rush jumped around to different labels, releasing singles here and there. The guitarist didn’t release a full album until 1969, and other finished albums took years to be actually released.Otis Rush w/ Eric Clapton – “Double Trouble”[Video: montreuxlive]Rush was a successful touring and recording artist throughout the ’60s and ’70s. In 1994, after not releasing an album in 16 years, Otis Rush released Ain’t Enough Comin’ In, effectively bringing him back into the national spotlight. As a follow-up, his final album, Any Place I’m Goin‘, won him a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1996. Though Any Place I’m Goin’ is considered his last full album, in the decade since its release, Rush continued to serve as a highly sought-after collaborator and regular road dog. Otis Rush suffered a stroke in 2003, which forced him off the road for good until his death earlier this week.Rest in power, Otis Rush. You will be missed and never forgotten.last_img read more

Harvard expands creative vision in Allston

first_imgHarvard University on Monday unveiled plans for the development of a new hub for arts innovation on North Harvard Street in Allston.The ArtLab will feature spaces that allow faculty, students, and artists to cross media and academic boundaries to explore possibilities in sensory experience and social cognition. The lab will also host exhibitions and performances, bringing together Harvard, its growing Allston campus, and the community.“The ArtLab will be more than just a space — it will be an important addition to Harvard’s burgeoning arts environment, a home where faculty, staff, and students can engage in the kinds of interdisciplinary collaboration both within and beyond the curriculum that is a hallmark of Harvard’s strong and diverse arts community,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “The ArtLab also represents our firm commitment to ensuring that creative and artistic innovation are at the heart of our campus. I have no doubt it will both complement and benefit from what is already a vibrant and growing arts community in Allston.”The ArtLab will further amplify the importance of arts-practice research and collaboration at Harvard. Since the 2008 Report of the Task Force on the Arts, the University has developed academic programs, recruited renowned artists for the faculty, and hosted notable artists from around the world. It has also invested significantly in a network of physical spaces dedicated to the arts, for which the ArtLab will serve as an important connecting point.“At Harvard, art spaces have historically been designed and situated discipline by discipline,” said Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey, co-chair of the ArtLab Steering Committee. “But our faculty and student artists want to collaborate across boundaries, to mix performance and video, soundscapes and dance, engineering and art. The ArtLab will give them a space to mingle and experiment, free from the usual restraints of school, department, or medium.”The 9,000-square-foot structure, to be located on North Harvard Street in Barry’s Corner, will offer spaces for film, theater, dance, and media. The ArtLab will house sound-editing stations, a recording studio, and space for rehearsal, improvisation, and informal performance. Plans call for the lab to host visiting and local artists, providing them with flexible studio spaces.The ArtLab design features sizable glass portions at street level to showcase the creative process. The use of cast materials will create a simple aesthetic, one that supports a diversity of active uses and flexible workshop functions.The construction material palette includes a mix of industrial, recyclable, and reusable materials, allowing for natural light and a street-level view of the activity inside. The building was designed by Berlin-based Barkow Leibinger Architekten. The local architect is Sasaki of Watertown.The Boston Planning and Development Agency requires Harvard to file an amendment to its 2013 Institutional Master Plan to secure regulatory approval for the ArtLab.“This is a new way of approaching art-making on campus,” said Harvard Provost Alan Garber. “The new space, in proximity to the Harvard Business School, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the i-lab cluster will give Harvard faculty and their students an opportunity to cross boundaries of media and discipline in new and exciting ways.”“The ArtLab will be a key contributor to the artistic ecosystem in Allston by leveraging collaborations with the Ed Portal, the Ceramics Studio, the i-lab cluster, and Zone 3,” said Executive Vice President Katie Lapp. “We’re incredibly excited about the partnerships and new artistic methods that will no doubt take shape at the ArtLab, and are confident that the entire space will be a significant asset to Barry’s Corner.”The ArtLab plan comes as Harvard continues to strengthen its partnerships with the community, and as the Allston campus continues to grow and thrive. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently joined Faust at the groundbreaking for the upcoming renovation of the historic William F. Smith Field in Allston. Just last week Trader Joe’s opened its doors in Barry’s Corner, and the Zone 3 initiative on Western Avenue continues to offer exciting programs and events.In the 2016–2017 academic year, the Harvard Ed Portal offered more than 200 programs for the community, including dozens of arts events, 11 film screenings, and performances by three Grammy winners. Through the Ed Portal, Harvard also provided scholarships to local residents to use the Harvard Ceramics Studio in Allston, further contributing to arts in the neighborhood.If approved, construction on the ArtLab could begin as soon as the summer of 2018, and finish early the next year.last_img read more

The Coolest Hike in Virginia

first_imgThe long-anticipated opening of the Claudius Crozet Tunnel has moved the spotlight to beautiful, peaceful Nelson County and exciting, artistic Waynesboro, Virginia. The juxtaposition of these two places create a unique opportunity for visitors to visit both sides of the much-visited Blue Ridge Mountains. The tunnel bridges the gap between cityscape and countryside, and makes a fun destination that works for everyone- artists, gardeners, history buffs, railroad aficionados, environmentalists, hikers, campers, craft beverage enthusiasts, and lovers of the unusual. Visitors can jog, walk, or bike while admiring the raw, exposed rock and bricked walls and ceiling. Of course, this isn’t the only jarring thing about the tunnel. There’s another surprising twist to this attraction- those who enter must bring flashlights and headlamps! That’s right- the tunnel isn’t lit! Be very brave. Don’t forget to make a visit to Silverback Distillery, the only mother-daughter distilling duo in the nation crafting high quality, award-winning spirits.   What’s more- there are plenty of activities in Nelson County and in Waynesboro, so you and yours can pack in days’ worth of experiences. Once your eyes adjust to the light again, enjoy a few of Waynesboro’s attractions, then wind down in Nelson County. Create your own mix-and-match day or weekend excursion with a jump over the Blue Ridge. The Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel is a part of a greenway system connecting three counties. It runs through Afton Mountain under Rockfish Gap. The Appalachian Trail is located above it as well. The Eastern portal is in Nelson and the Western entrance is in Augusta County near Waynesboro. This trail is for hikers and cyclists of every level, wildlife watchers, history enthusiasts, railroad buffs, heritage tourists, school children on field trips, and nearby residents. Continue along Nelson County’s Route 151. The artist in you will find interest in the Waynesboro Murals. They cover entire buildings and can be seen in various places throughout the city. StreetArt360 named the murals #1 in Top 100 Urban Art in 2019. There’s even a Waynesboro Street Arts Trail, an annual Virginia Street Arts Festival and a free scavenger hunt. There are also other self-guided walking excursions available: the Tree Street Historic District Tour, the downtown historical tour, and a tour of the murals of Waynesboro. The visitor center is located at 301 West Main Street. Want to do a little picking yourself? Travel to Nelson County to Critzer Family Farm next. This 5th-generation farm provides county residents and visitors alike with fresh produce. They offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, plants, and hand-churned ice cream. Travel on Nelson County’s picturesque Route 151 and stop at Dickie Brothers 151 Farm Market. Grab fresh apple cider, tomatoes, jellies, apple butter, pumpkins, tomatoes, and check out their selection of fresh apples straight from the orchard in Massies Mill. Visitors to Waynesboro can enjoy a walkable downtown area, restaurants, shops, museums, and art installations. The tunnel pierces through history; those with an interest in history should look out for the interpretive signs along the 2.25 mile trail that relay more information as one travels the trail. The tunnel itself was designed by French engineer Claudius Crozet and was built between 1850 and 1858, years before the invention of dynamite. When it was completed, the Blue Ridge Tunnel was the longest tunnel in the United States. For a more relaxed pace, Nelson County is the destination. No place can better compliment the action in Waynesboro. It’s the birthplace of the hit TV show, The Waltons. Visitors flock to the tranquil locale to pay homage to the show, hit the ski slopes at Wintergreen and be treated to some of the most inventive and varied craft beverages in the world. Don’t forget picking some of the most crisp, sweet apples that you’ve ever tasted. Nelson County has many craft breweries to visit as well. Brewing Tree Beer Company offers craft brews and the Scratch Kitchen food truck, and Devils Backbone Brewery treats patrons to a dynamic dining experience and outdoor spaces. Devils Backbone Camp has campsites as well, with both RV hookup sites and primitive sites available.center_img If you are thinking of adding a hands-on experience to add your child’s online learning, or you’re just a history buff yourself, visit Augusta County’s former manufacturing boomtown, Basic City. Named after the process of basic oxygen steelmaking, For a more in-depth visit, see Basic City Beer Company, which is set up in the former Virginia Metalcrafters complex. If you want to bring Fido, it’s no problem- dogs are allowed! It’s affectionately called “Virginia’s Long Weekend Address,” and this famed craft beverage trail includes breweries, cideries, distilleries, wineries, and a meadery. Most 151 craft beverage producers host special events on selected weekends and usually include music and food along with tastings. Nelson 151 is located along a beautiful stretch of scenic byway, complete with Blue Ridge Mountain views. Flying Fox Vineyard in Afton is reminiscent of The Waynesboro Murals, so keep them in mind as you approach. Those who visit Flying Fox Vineyard relish the stunning décor. Industrial furniture and huge murals furnish and adorn the building, and art is everywhere you look. A huge black-and-white outdoor mural adorns the building. Further south is Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery, where you can enjoy the indoor beehive. Watch bees enter and exit the building and get a little buzz of your own on Hill Top’s wine and meads. Cardinal Point Winery is near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline drive and creates high-quality, creative wines. Another wonderful winery is 12 Ridges Vineyard, which offers 360-degree views and sparkling, cool-climate wines. To enjoy a little bit of the unusual side of history, visit the downtown Russell Museum. The museum also focuses on the former residents of Swannanoa Palace (head over to Nelson County and see Swannanoa for yourself, too). The museum is no lightweight; sixty tons of artwork created by Walter Bowman Russell, an Impressionist American artist and author, is held in the building, which encompasses 32,000 square feet. Also featured are photos and documents from Swannanoa Palace. The trip through the tunnel is about a mile long, and it’s a stirring experience for a variety of visitors. With the wonder of nature’s and human art still in your heart, visit Afton Mountain Vineyards. This beautiful vineyard is one of Virginia’s first farm wineries, and some of their first vines are still producing today. Nearby Veritas Vineyard and Winery, with a verandah that has some of the best mountain views around. If hard cider is your passion, Nelson County boasts three cideries: Bryant’s Small Batch Hard Cider, Blue Toad Hard Cider, and Bold Rock Hard Cider. Waynesboro’s Heritage Museum features both permanent and rotating exhibit galleries. A quilt hand-sewn by Waynesboro residents is available at the front entryway as a symbol of community pride. For more information about the Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel and suggestions for how to create your own Tunnel-based getaway, call the Nelson County Visitors Center at 434-263-7015. Visit the city’s parks next. Stroll over to Waynesboro’s Ridgeview Park and/or the South River Greenway. Ridgeview Park 85-acre park offers views of the South River. If you’re a gardener, you’ll like viewing one of Ridgeview Park’s many gardens. The South River Greenway, aptly named, runs for over a mile along the South River. If you’re visiting Nelson during the fall, you’re not alone- Nelson is wildly popular when the Blue Ridge changes out of her green dress and dons her fiery gown. Start with a wildlife experience. View majestic birds at the Rockfish Hawk Watch. The Watch is one of over 200 in North America and collects data during the birds’ fall migration. It’s possible to drive to the location, park, and watch the hawks. Enjoy the 180-degree views of Rockfish Gap, the Piedmont, and the Shenandoah Valley. All photos by Jack Looney If you are needing a little WanderLove, take a drive on the Nelson Scenic Loop. The Loop is a 50-mile auto and bike tour that includes four Virginia-designated scenic byways. The drive winds around the Rockfish Valley, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Tye River Valley in beautiful Nelson County. There isn’t much that can prepare you for all Nelson County has to offer, but before heading to the Central Virginia hidden gem, you may want to visit a store on your way out our town to prepare for hiking and more naturalist adventures. Check out Rockfish Gap Outfitters before you leave Waynesboro. The huge store is over 7,000 square feet of backpacking, bicycling, camping, and hiking gear. The store itself is named for the wind gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Charlottesville and Waynesboro, where the Blue Ridge Tunnel is located.last_img read more

Brazilian Battalion Enforces Security Amid Crisis

first_img Before the January 12, 2010, earthquake, the U.N.’s permanent military contingent in Haiti consisted of 7,000 men. After the tragedy, the U.N. Security Council authorized the deployment of another 2,000 military personnel to assist with humanitarian aid and rescue efforts. The Brazilian Battalion, or BRABATT, has been the largest in the country since the creation of MINUSTAH in 2004, with approximately 1,300 military personnel. After the earthquake, another contingent of 900 men, who make up BRABATT II, was sent to Haiti. Diálogo magazine went to BRABATT’s headquarters to talk to the battalion’s thencommander, Col. Ajax Pinheiro, about the new challenges the troops have faced since the disaster. DIÁLOGO: What changed in the activities of the Brazilian Battalion after the earthquake? Col. Ajax Pinheiro: Everything. There are four classic decisionmaking factors: mission, enemy, terrain and means. Here there are no enemies; there are adverse forces, which are organized crime, gangs, and groups of criminals. Before the earthquake, the most dangerous criminals were behind bars, and those who were free were a small and disorganized contingent. With the collapse of the prisons during the earthquake, approximately 4,500 [prisoners] escaped. In other words, the category of adverse forces changed. The terrain also changed. Bel Air is a classic example, where there are streets that we used to patrol and don’t anymore, because we can’t get through due to the debris or because it doesn’t interest us since nobody lives there anymore. With the new military personnel arriving from other countries, especially the U.S. and Canada, we had to review our strategies and make new plans. Along with all that, our mission also changed. We used to focus principally on security. Nowadays, half of the troops are involved with humanitarian aid — which always existed — and the other half work on security. DIÁLOGO: Was there a problem regarding security? Col. Ajax: We were very concerned that security issues would turn into a serious problem. When we had our first gang confrontation, which happened five weeks after the earthquake, we had to send a strong response so that the bandits would understand that they could not confront us. So when they pointed pistols and AK rifles at us, we shot to hit the walls close to them and arrested three of them. This happened in Cité Soleil. We immediately sent 350 men there, with eight armored vehicles, and we closed off the area. We searched the area and arrested two more thugs. It was a way to send a strong response so that they would not threaten us anymore. DIÁLOGO: Is there somewhere to put these prisoners, since the majority of the jails in Port-au-Prince collapsed? Col. Ajax: The plan is to rebuild the jails rapidly. For instance, I know that Canada is investing in the construction of new prisons. Our role is to do the intelligence work, to arrest the criminals and turn them over to the Haitian police and to the UNIPOL, the U.N. police. From that point on, it’s a problem for the Haitian judicial system. We are not involved with it. In sum, the security problem is under control, and I can guarantee that the level of security in Port-au-Prince is better than in many capitals and large cities of the world. DIÁLOGO: Isn’t there a negative reaction from the Haitian population when they see foreigners arresting their compatriots? Col. Ajax: At least in the Brazilian Battalion, we’ve never had that problem. Besides the fact that they know we’re arresting criminals, we’ve always provided humanitarian aid, so we are seen favorably by the Haitians. DIÁLOGO: Besides the intelligence service and patrols, how do the military personnel become aware of the criminals’ activities? Col. Ajax: We have a hot line that works very well and that is already very popular among the Haitians. Besides this, the people themselves approach our Soldiers to denounce possible criminal acts, confidentially. This shows great confidence in us. By Dialogo April 01, 2010 Hello, when the imagination is projected taking into account the reconstruction of the planet, in a few places in one way, in others in another way, and in some others in every way, we must start with the staff willing to do the best for their own value as a person, educating others and helping them move in that direction, not forced, not by trickery or promises, but with a decision to improve their current lifestyle. We have to discuss several points that are branching in the growth, the methods applied to counteract, the pests which depend on the natural stations in the biological cycle, so it is like springing, and if not caught early, they can devour, as we have seen, and in this way, you lose the crop. Then, what should you do? What do you like doing? Seeing that the authorities do not perform the job as they should, often because they are busy doing other things. last_img read more