Friday, April 10, 2009


"Alone" is often interpreted as autobiographical, expressing the author's feelings of isolation and inner torment. Poet Daniel Hoffman believed "Alone" was evidence that "Poe really was a haunted man."[3] The poem, however, is an introspective about Poe's youth,[4] written when he was only 20 years old.


From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

Insult To Islam: Wifes Face Shown On Booking Photo For Killing a 2yr Old

Earlier this week, Nour Hadid, 25, was charged with one count of first-degree murder for the death of her two-year-old niece, Bhia. Her police booking photo was released Tuesday to the media.

"To be show in the newspaper, splashed on the news is really a violation of her rights."
However, Hadid's husband, Alaeddin, says that exposing his wife's face to the public is an "insult against our religion."

Orland Park detectives say they treated Hadid as they would any other suspect. The photograph depicts Hadid without her hijab (headscarf) and in a revealing top. She appears to be emotional and trying to cover her chest and shoulders with her hands.

Alaeddin and Nour Hadid are practicing Muslims. According to custom, Alaeddin says his wife "never leaves the home without covering up."

"It is against our religion," Alaeddin said, reports the Southtown Star. "We do not do this in our culture."

Alaeddin, who believes that Nour is innocent, has threatened to sue.

A number of Islamic advocacy groups—the Council on Islamic-American Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation—have declined to comment on the matter. Due to the circumstances of the case, they may be hesitant to weigh in on the controversy.

"It's particularly humiliating because she appears to be in her underwear," said Kareem Irfan, former chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Chicago, "[but] I don't condone what she's alleged to have done."
Bitch2: You are in AMERICA and when someone commits a crime no matter what religion they have their photo taken without anything on their head or face. There is a 2yr old child dead and he is worried that his wife doesn't have her headscarf on !! Go back to IRAQ

6th Grader Sues Her Father & Wins

Most kids complain bitterly when they are grounded. Some will sneak out, while others will settle for slamming doors and announcing that they hate the person making the rules. But sometimes, kids get creative when they're punished: A 6th grader in Quebec sued her dad because she felt that his punishment was too harsh.

The 12-year-old girl's parents are divorced; in the spring of 2008, the girl's mom gave her permission to go on a class trip to Quebec City in June. But the middle-schooler lived with her father, and after she disobeyed daddy's orders to stay off the Internet, he told her she couldn't go. So what did she do? She took him to court. Of course.

A lower court ruled in favor of the girl, who went on the embattled class trip. Her father appealed -- on principle - -and amazingly, the girl won again. The father's attorney, Kim Beaudoin, says that her client is "flabbergasted" and they are considering another appeal, this time to Canada's Supreme Court. But, the attorney adds, the father has no regrets about the court proceedings. "Either way, he doesn't have authority over this child anymore. She sued him because she doesn't respect his rules," Beaudoin said. "It's very hard to raise a child who is the boss."
Now, I don't know a lot about the law, but I watch enough "Law & Order" to know that one thing that counts in the legal world is precedent. CBC News says that "the appeal court warned [that] the case should not be seen as an open invitation for children to take legal action every time they're grounded." But here's thing: If you don't want someone to consider using your ruling in other cases, maybe you shouldn't make the ruling. And what could the judge's reasoning possibly have been? Lucie Fortin, the Legal Aid lawyer who helped the girl take her pops to court, said that "The trip was very important" to the daughter. How is that a legal argument? Don't parents have the right to punish their children? (This is like making Consensual Living a legal requirement.)

Sadly, the case has destroyed the relationship between the girl and her father. "We went from a child who wanted to live with her father, and after all this has been done, they're not speaking anymore." The father's attorney adds, "We have a lot of work to re-establish a link between those two."
What is happening with our children ? I noticed an influx of 911 calls from children on their parents. One call I responded to was a kid was scared to tell his dad that he didn't get good grades on his report card and he said his dad might hit him. I couldn't believe this he was 10 yrs old and calling the police on his parents . Unfortunately there are so many more cases like this these kids think they can do anything they want and there should be no punishment for it