Posted on March 27, 2008 by atheistkiwi
On Sunday in the Town of Weston, near Wausau, 11-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died of diabetic ketoacidosis, a treatable though serious condition of type 1 diabetes in which acid builds up in the blood.Neumann’s parents said they didn’t know she had diabetes. They didn’t take her to a doctor. They prayed for healing.
I hope the parents get charged with Manslaughter. The girl had not been to the doctor since she was three years old. This is utterly disgusting and if a parent had done that and had been an atheist, they would be arrested and charged with neglect, child abuse and manslaughter.
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Posted on January 11, 2008 by atheistkiwi
Sir Edmund Hillary (b 20 July 1919) died in New Zealand today at the age of 88. He had been in decline since a fall in Nepal.
While Sir Edmund ( a New Zealander) was most known for being the first known person (along with his Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay) to have reached the peak of Mount Everest in 1953, he was also well known for being a humanitarian for the people of Nepal. He helped raise money and attention for the plight of these people. He started the Himalayan Trust in the early 1960s and helped build hospitals, schools, pipelines and airfields. He encouraged other mountaineers to look after Mount Everest’s environment, and to be aware of the Nepalese people.
Afer Everest, he climbed ten other peaks in the Himalayas on further visits in 1956, 1960-61 and 1963-65. He also reached the South Pole as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, for which he led the New Zealand section, on 4 January 1958. He led a jetboat expedition, titled “Ocean to Sky”, from the mouth of the Ganges River to its source in 1977. In 1979, he was scheduled to act as a commentator on the ill-fated Air New Zealand Flight 901, an Antarctic sightseeing flight, but had to pull out due to work commitments elsewhere. He was replaced by his close friend Peter Mulgrew, who perished as the flight crashed on Mount Erebus.
He had suffered personal tragedy in 1975 when his first wife, Louise and his child, Belinda were killed while on route to join him in Nepal , in a plane crash.
He is survived by his second wife, June, two children and six great grand children.
He was a legend in New Zealand (and throughout the world). He was one tough bugger.
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