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Silva avenges friend’s loss, beats Naito for ONE strawweight title

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano ONE strawweight champion Alex Silva. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netBANGKOK — Even as he carried the ONE strawweight championship on his shoulders, Alex Silva is still in disbelief after his stunning unanimous decision win over Yoshitaka Naito in the main event of ONE: Warriors of the World at Impact Arena here.“I still feel it’s like a dream. Don’t wake me up,” he told reporters after five grueling rounds on Saturday. “I don’t believe that I’m here in Bangkok and I got this belt here.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene But for Silva (7-1), his title win could also be seen as redemption as he got back at Naito (12-1), who took the title away from his Evolve MMA teammate Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke last year.“The last time I was here, he took the belt away from my friend and my team. I told myself that when I get back here, I will get the belt for my team and I’m just very happy and blessed,” said the Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseFortunately for Silva, all of his hard work bore fruit as he now sits at the top of the strawweight division.Now a champion, the 35-year-old turns from the hunter to the hunted as a bevy of contenders are out for his belt. Among those in pursuit of his crowd is Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio. Osenio offers no excuse for loss to Chinese foe OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Silva welcomed the idea of a possible duel with the Filipino upstart, but reiterated that after chasing this belt all his career, any challenger will have to give it their all in hopes to get past him.“(Pacio) is a good fighter. He’s a young kid, but this is my time and this is just the beginning. I respect every single fighter, but I feel untouchable and I feel I prove everyday that I am the champion since day one,” he said. “Now that I have this belt, I will protect this for my whole life. Everyone who steps against me will have a hard time. I’m hungry. This is just the beginning.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Silva rues UE’s second half collapse in loss to UP

first_imgUE tallied 10 assists in the first half but that mark dwindled to just four in the final two quarters, where UP took control of the game and broke away from a 33-all stalemate at the break.“UP was having a hard time with us because they didn’t know who was going to score for us, we were passing the ball constantly,” said Silva who replaced Derrick Pumaren as UE’s head coach.“We just lacked the effort and I felt that they gave in during the fourth quarter and at the end of the third quarter.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UE gave away 25 points in fastbreak attempts in its 87-58 loss to University of the Philippines in the season’s opening game Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Silva’s team, understandably, got outrebounded 53-35 with UP flaunting its new prized big man in Bright Akhuetie.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Our weakness, ever since was our bigs because of we don’t have big foreign student-athletes,” said Silva. “What I can’t accept is the 25 fast break points because for me all those points are all about the effort.”Another flaw that Silva wants to be fixed was his team’s lack of ball movement in the second half. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img UE Coach Joe Silva. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonHead coach Joe Silva is aware that University of the East is not the biggest team in the UAAP season 81 men’s basketball tournament, especially with its lack of a hulking center.But while he understands his team will lose some of its rebounding battles, what he won’t allow is watch his team play with minimal hustle.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Back to ‘Team Pilipinas’ for national basketball team under Guiao Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Mother Frances Mayson Buried in Sinoe County

first_imgThe Remains of the Late Mother Frances Seesee Nyohn Worjloh Thomas Mayson, were flown to Toboryen (Lexington), Sinoe County on September 10, 2015 after funeral services was held at the S.T. Nagbe United Methodist Church in Monrovia. Mother Mayson was an Avid reader of the Daily Observer Newspaper; she arranged a special delivery with her newspaper boy Winston to deliver her paper every morning. After about a week of reading her newspaper she would give it to the Market Women at the ELWA Market to use it to wrap up their market products for their customers. The Late Mrs. Frances Mayson was born on February 15, 1919, in Greenville, Sinoe County. Her father, Daniel Thomas, who migrated from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Sinoe County, Liberia, served as Commissioner of Sasstown Territory and Mayor of Greenville City, respectively. He was later elected as a Member of the House of Representatives from Sinoe County. Her mother, Agnes Mombo Thomas, who was later in Life affectionately called Old Lady Mombo, was a baker with reputation for a variety of breads. Both parents were devout Christians who loved their Church, The Episcopal Church. However, Mother Mayson became a staunch member of the S.D. Mayson United Methodist Church, Sinoe County and finally with the S.T. Nagbe United Methodist Church, Sinkor Monrovia. Her parents predeceased her. Mrs. Frances Mayson was one of five siblings including Leticia, Daniel, and Theophilus, all of whom predeceased her. Her only surviving brother, William Thomas, is 93.She attended the private school run by the famous S.J.C. Davies in Greenville, Sinoe County. She graduated Dux of her class. She won many honors, including the honor of reciting the Declaration of Independence from memory and the honor of unfurling the Flag of Liberia’s Flag Day. She was married to Rev. Samuel D. Mayson who was commissioner of Tchien, now Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. This union was blessed with four children: Ambassador/Professor Dew Tuan-Wleh Mayson, Mrs. Emily Guegbeh Peal, Captain Samuel Geeplah Mayson, and Dr. Robert Poka Mayson. The Late Frances Mayson served the People of Liberia as a school teacher for over 30 years. The fruits of her sacrificial and dutiful tutoring are to be found in the large number of successful men and women, who having passed through her tutelage, are now making important contributions to Liberia’s development.The Late Mother Mayson was a humanitarian with strong convictions and a robust social conscience to match. She believed every child deserved equal opportunity. The Mayson and Thomas Families would like to thank everyone who has in immeasurable ways contributed to honoring and bidding farewell to their beloved Mother by show of presence, phone calls, text messages, emails, kind words and varied support.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Simple Logic and The Law: The Judiciary, Legislature, and Even The Executive: Ain’t Gah…

first_imgThe Temple of Justice, home of the Supreme Court of LiberiaExcept When Otherwise DecreedBy Attorney Keith Neville Asumuyaya BestProhibition: an order from the high court, forbidding a lower court or tribunal from deciding a particular case. And that’s the law!Given the above, it could be easily be assumed that this definition settles once and for all, the question of whether the Supreme Court stepped outside of its “jurisdiction” to engage the Legislature in a game to see who would be the first to back down, in the Court’s attempt to get the Legislators a few yards away, to talk things over.The Court — all things said and done — obviously had waded into waters not often ventured into, with the ‘writ of prohibition’, the Justice in Chambers had decided to accommodate, upon request by Justice Ja’neh’s counsel.But that is not to say that something like this hadn’t been done before. According to Black’s Law Dictionary, “while ‘separation of power’ is key to the workings of American government, no democratic system exists with an absolute ‘separation of powers.’” By the same token, there is “no absolute lack of ‘separation of powers,’” either!“Government powers and responsibilities… overlap. As a result, there is an inherent, (built-in) measure of competition and conflict among the branches of government. Through American history, there has been an ebb and flow of prominence among the government branches… as part of an evolutionary process,” the dictionary explained.THE LEGISLATIVE TRIOBut this time around, the guys from the Legislature were not fooling around! They meant business. What made it serious was that they really felt the had a number of things on Justice Ja’neh. It is obvious that they had spotted an opening.  Considering the Constance land case, they believed that an opportunity to generate (create, produce) an edge for the Legislature — as this column already had pointed out — had been sensed by those members of the legislature, who still remain in hot pursuit of Justice Ja’neh, in their bid to get him impeached.As far as that goes, it should not go unsaid, that this paper has no direct fish to fry in the competition and conflict mentioned early in our analysis, that has flared between these two branches of government.  We, however, remain undeterred when it comes to our commitment to justice, the right to a day-in-court and any other right denied any citizen, that in this particular situation, could be proved to have been carried out by Justice Ja’neh.Like most of our citizens, the Justice will have his day in court, and will have and will enjoy the ‘due-process he is entitled to, that the court system will not deny him in the process of being freed from guilt for anything he might be wrongly accused of doing.With that in mind, allow us to proceed with the word “prohibition,” which is derived from its prime (first in time, order or sequence). As the ‘prime’ word: “prohibit,” was passed down to us in the form of — or, as well as from — two Latin words that mean, [pro, in front + habere, to hold]. This word factors prominently in the case at bar.PROHIBITTogether, the two Latin terms farm out the second (2) meaning in the definition, that tells us what the word “prohibit” says, or communicates (passes on while doing what it has been tasked to do: take action, by “holding something in front (of) something else”; “to hinder” or prevent that person, thing or action, from moving on.  “Holding (it) back” — keeps him or it in check, and prevents said person, thing or activity, from moving on or passing through.Needless, to say, the first (1) definition (meaning, description, sharpness) that follows the word: “Prohibit,” issues or sounds out a caveat, (warning, limitation) that is the quintessence (the soul, the heart) of sharpness: Again, this first definition makes it plain (1) TO PROHIBIT, meaning: TO FORBID, (BUT ONLY) BY AUTHORITY (keep your eye on the word: “authority”)!Thus: proclaiming itself with such clarity that — well in advance, the Law understood ab initio, (from the beginning) cannot and must not be ignored. Why? Because the true meaning of “prohibit” goes farther, thereby, better manifesting itself in the broader definition of “PROHIBITION” — itself, a veritable law, order or decree, that again, forbids something.PROHIBITION: An order from the high court, forbidding a lower court or tribunal from deciding a particular case; period! (Courtesy of Reader’s Digest Universal Dictionary!But, under the ‘Law Section’ of the definition in Reader’s Digest Universal Dictionary, the framers of the lexicon, (dictionary) go out of their way — again, to instruct, that the key word is: “authority;” and to lose sight of this — as was also true about “prohibit and the lower court,” would be a mistake.Prohibition does not apply, cannot function and is irrelevant, when used by one branch against the other; it only works correctly when the Supreme Court is controlling an agency that is lower than itself which, naturally, would be found within its own system or sphere!What does this mean? That anything that smacks of prohibition, is non-existent between these three branches of government, given the polarity, (schism, split) amongst them.Each is separate — as far as individual functions are concerned, and equally-distinct; in addition, each is equally powered, by the power-base each has been assigned, and, therefore, commands; needless to say, this power must be exercised without any interference, hindrance, or delay.It is again, under the “law section,” that the bigger, (more inclusive) word: “prohibition,” renders separateness and distinction amongst the three branches more pronounced, leaving each in a realm almost of its own; (take a look): an order from the High Court, forbidding a lower court or tribunal from deciding a particular case. That is all to it!In essence, case would easily be understood to apply to any part or aspect of a given matter, as is well understood and applied in the legal profession, time and time again. What is important in the definition of “prohibition,” is that it only operates within the court system, not horizontally — since there is only one High Court; one that operates perpendicularly — from higher to lower, within a uniform court-system.For impeachment and other unusual developments, authority from the Constitution has distributed amongst the three branches, to help ensure due-process, fair play, justice and right, and anything not anticipated. Therein lies the genius, (brilliance, intelligence) of the court system, in its objective maturation, (growing-up) process. Thus, operating across the court, to another sphere, should not hold, as has often been discouraged.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Son charged with being accessory to father’s murder

first_imgShallow grave murderTwenty-two-year-old Asif Hamid, who reportedly aided and abetted his friend to kill his father, Businessman Saeed Hamid, also called “Sayo”, was on Friday arraigned before New Amsterdam Magistrate Alex Moore on an accessory to murder charge.The charge details that on April 19, 2018, at the New Amsterdam Prison, heThe accused: Antonio Balrup and Satrohan Madrayconspired with 31-year-old Antonio Balrup, a former Police officer, and Satrohan Madray to kill his father.Charged with the murder of Saeed Hamid, Balrup and Madray were on Wednesday arraigned before Fort Wellington Magistrate Rondell Weaver.Represented by Attorney-at-Law Mursaline Bacchus, they were remanded to prison, and the case has been scheduled to continue on July 17, 2018.Asif Hamid is currently on remand for the 2015 murder of Corentyne rice farmer Henry Lallman, whose body was found in a shallow grave under a mango tree in Hamid’s yard.Lallman had mysteriously disappeared, but during investigations, Police stumbledAsif Hamidupon his partially decomposed body after they were informed that he had gone to Hamid’s home and had never returned.Saeed Hamid, Asif’s father, was supposed to testify against his son in connection with that murder.It is believed that Hamid met Madray while in prison, and they plotted to prevent the now dead businessman from giving evidence against his son. On April 16, 2018, the senior Hamid left his Corriverton home and never returned.last_img read more

Hull full-back Figueroa makes Wigan loan return

first_img Honduras international Maynor Figueroa Full-back Maynor Figueroa has returned to Wigan on a one-month loan deal from Hull.The 31-year-old Honduras international played 200 times for the Latics and won an FA Cup winners’ medal during a five-year spell before he left for Hull in 2013 after Wigan were relegated.Figueroa was a regular fixture for Hull under former Wigan boss Steve Bruce last season but has yet to appear in a top-flight contest this term.The defender was selected in manager Uwe Rosler’s Wigan starting line-up for Tuesday night’s game against Millwall.“Maynor is a very experienced player,” Rosler told Wigan’s official website.“He knows and understands the club well and his presence gives us a real shot in the arm.” 1last_img

Nigeria’s Ikeme retires after leukaemia battle

first_img0Shares0000The England-born player, who was capped 10 times and named as an honorary 24th player in the Nigeria squad at the recent World Cup, revealed last month he was in complete remission from the disease.LONDON, United Kingdom, July 27 – Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme confirmed his retirement from professional football on Friday following a battle with acute leukaemia.The England-born player, who was capped 10 times and named as an honorary 24th player in the Nigeria squad at the recent World Cup, revealed last month he was in complete remission from the disease. “The support has been incredible,” the 32-year-old, who has been with Wolves for his whole career, said in a statement on the club’s website.“Every day someone has asked me how I am for a whole year. It’s incredible to think people actually care so much that they’ll do fundraisers in my name.”“I spoke with the doctor and he suggested I should retire, because of the toll the treatment has taken on my body,” he added. “He thinks it’s what is best for me and I can’t really risk trying to come back — my health is the priority.”Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi said: “Having been at the club since the age of 14, Carl is far more than just a player in our eyes — he is our brother and an important part of our family.“When Carl came to tell us his news, yes there was sadness, but also great happiness to see him so healthy and hungry for the opportunities that lay ahead of him.”Ikeme was part of two promotion campaigns. He played more than 200 games for Wolves, promoted to the Premier League last season, as well as dozens of matches during a series of loan spells.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

PRICELESS BELL TO BE TRANSPORTED BACK TO DONEGAL AMIDST HEAVY SECURITY

first_imgA priceless bell from the 6th century is to be bought to Donegal amidst heavy security for its safe-keeping.The priceless St Conall Cael’s Bell.The Saint Conall Cael’s Bell is to be taken by special couriers from the British Museum and brought to the county museum in Letterkenny next week for display.The bell is part of the British Museum’s ‘Treasures of Heaven’ collection and is one of their most important artefacts.The bell dates from between the 7th and 9th century and was enshrined in silver in the 10th or 11th century and worshipped by pilgrims visiting St Conall’s Well on the island of Inishkeel.The bel will be unveiled by Minister of State, Deputy Joe McHugh on Friday next, June 19th at 12.30pm.This is the first time the bell has come back to Donegal.PRICELESS BELL TO BE TRANSPORTED BACK TO DONEGAL AMIDST HEAVY SECURITY was last modified: June 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalsecuritySt Conall Cael’s Belllast_img read more

Big Science’s Distorted View of 9/11

first_imgAmerica’s leading science journal is out of touch with most Americans when it comes to remembering what happened on 9/11/01.In its Sept. 2 issue, Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), published a book review by Sue Black, a forensic scientist from Scotland, titled “Remembering 9/11.” She reviews a new book by Jay D. Aronson, Who Owns the Dead? The Science and Politics of Death at Ground Zero (Harvard University Press, 2016).Black begins with some noble (and notably non-Darwinian) sentiments:There is no dispute that the terrorist events that unfolded in the United States on 11 September 2001 changed western history forever. Governments debated how they would have responded had it happened on their home soil, aviation authorities reconsidered security, emergency services reassessed practices, and parents hugged their children tighter. Those of us in other countries willed Americans to rise above the senseless brutality and steadfastly defy the insult with patriotism, empathy, unity, and resilience.Most of her review (and apparently of Aronson’s book) deals with the unfortunate infighting between stakeholders in the aftermath of the incident. According to her description, the book is a “nonjudgmental chronicle” of the “contentious issues that emerged in the aftermath of 9/11.”What is completely absent is the who behind the it that happened. True, she identifies the “events” as “terrorist events,” but the terrorists have no faces. The events “unfolded.” She says “it happened” somewhere in western history. Black shares some of the American “patriotism, empathy, unity, and resilience” of the Americans across the pond, but whatever “senseless brutality” that “happened” seems as impersonal as a volcanic eruption or an earthquake.It is extremely challenging to write a text and show no favoritism, but Aronson succeeds incredibly well, encouraging readers to come to their own conclusions. He masterfully chronicles the bitter debate between those who “gave” their lives and those who “lost” their lives, those who lived in Manhattan and those who died in Manhattan, those who lost family members and those who wished to rebuild a city.That the grief of the day led, for some, to a legacy of continued pain is deeply saddening.The faces depicted are upset, angry, and grieving Americans from various factions. But who gave their lives, if not the heroic NYFD firefighters? Why does Black put “gave” in quotes? Did they give their lives or not, running upstairs with heavy gear at high risk of impending death, to save their fellow Americans?More importantly, who “took” those lives? The shadowy perpetrators of the senseless brutality, grief, and pain are never mentioned.OK, so let’s mention them: “radical Islamic terrorists.” Why can’t leftists say those simple words? The 19 perpetrators, aided by the Saudi government and evil masterminds overseas like Osama bin Laden were motivated by an evil religion that glorifies death and falsely promises sexual bliss to lusty men who die in their jihad. The evil religion celebrates those who kill as many as possible as they go out in a burst of flames.Say it, Science! Your book review points fingers of blame at some Americans who couldn’t handle their grief properly instead of focusing moral outrage at the evil worldview that caused the grief and still celebrates the destruction. Black mentions “patriotism” in passing but names no heroes. “Parents hugged their children tighter.” Oh please; spare us the vapid sentimentality.Your book review completely ignores the faces of the jihadis and their motivations. It fails to mention the ongoing attacks around the world ever since 9/11—Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino, Orlando. It fails to mention the horrors of Islamic war and genocide, where Muslim fanatics invent ways to inflict the most pain and death, even dipping their enemies in vats of acid or boiling oil, dropping them in cages underwater, beheading Christians just for being Christians, kidnapping little girls for torture in rape rooms, wrapping suicide bombs on little boys and sending them into crowded restaurants.Here’s the reason scientific materialists and other leftists refuse to finger Islam: they cannot bring themselves to call anything EVIL. Ideas don’t have consequences; events just happen. 9/11 was just an “insult,” like one monkey stealing another monkey’s fruit. The brutality is senseless, just like everything in Darwin’s universe. Like Stephen Weinberg famously quipped, “The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it seems pointless.” So what’s the point of writing a book review at all? Stuff happens.AAAS editors, you really need to get out more. Here’s the way patriotic Americans go about “Remembering 9/11.” Call evil evil, and call good good. Identify the enemy. Be relentless in fighting evil. Celebrate courage and righteousness. Teach that ideas have consequences. Oppose false religions like radical Islam and immoral systems like communism. Teach children about the true and loving God of justice, grace, and peace. Build defenses to prevent further evil, going on offense if need be. Shout “Never again!” Help those who suffer. Overcome hate with love. Shine a light in the darkness. Sing God Bless America.Conscientious Americans and international friends of Americans may find better remembrance in Ray Stevens’ new music video, “Dear America” on YouTube.(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Two Rabbits

first_imgSo, did you hear the story about two rabbits from Arlo Guthrie? I didn’t think so. Well, in 1976 at the Temple Music Festival in Ambler, Pa., Arlo Guthrie was interviewed by Peter Stone Brown. Peter was asking Arlo how it felt to be touring with Pete Seeger, singing and protesting the issues of their day. He was kind of asking Arlo if anybody was listening to him and Pete. And Arlo responded by saying his thoughts and ideas weren’t new; that they had, in fact, been thought by people before him. He explained, “This is a history of good guys at work,” and he was glad to be part of it.He encouraged the radio listeners not to get discouraged, and then he went on to relay the story of two rabbits, which his father had told him as a boy: “The mama rabbit and the papa rabbit was walkin’ around one day. And the hounds start comin’ after ’em. And they were runnin’ through the bush, and finally the rabbits end up in this big hollow log, and they can’t get out ’cause there’s dogs at either end. And the mama rabbit looks at the papa one, says, “Pop, this looks like it.” But he had a smile on his face and says, “Let’s just sit here ’til we outnumber ’em.”Pretty good, eh? As a green builder or remodeler, have you ever felt like one of those rabbits about to be eaten by another old, mangy dog who thinks he owns the neighborhood? I often have. In my market, there are plenty of old-school builders and remodelers ready to eat this tree-huggin’ green rabbit for lunch! They are used to running the neighborhood their way, and they don’t want us rabbits moving in. Fortunately, every time I look around I see another rabbit and another rabbit and another rabbit! I haven’t counted the dogs lately, but based on their lower level of barking these past couple of years, I don’t think there are as many of them as there used to be.So, the next time you doubt your decision to go green or you become discouraged by the barking of your neighborhood dogs, take solace and remember a few more words from Arlo Guthrie: “The burden of the world isn’t restin’ on any one particular shoulder. So people shouldn’t be so anxious. They should just take it easy. Do what you can. Have fun doin’ it. Love your kids and your old lady.”last_img read more