Sarah Etongue champion runner gets dream house

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Sarah Liengu Etongue, seven time winner of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope has finally been handed the keys to her newly built house.

The Queen of the Mountain was promised a house some years ago in recognition of her prowess in running the race.
On February 14, the four bed room flat built to the tune of FCFA 16 million was officially handed to her by the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, Adoum Garoua.

“I am very happy, I waited for this house and now I have the house I am grateful”, an elated Sarah said.
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Parents knowling refuse to abort fetus who will be born with two faces

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The Australian parents of an unborn child with two faces and two brains are defying doctors’ advice to terminate the pregnancy. Renee Young and Simon Howie, of Tregear in Sydney’s west, say they were shocked when an ultrasound revealed the twin girls they were expecting were in fact only one child with two perfectly symmetrical faces and two brains. Three-dimensional scans show the child has two legs, two arms and one body with all the vital organs, including a strong beating heart.
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Doctors told Renee she should not keep the child ‘because it would be looked upon by the public as a freak’ and will be ridiculed. The condition, which is known as craniofacial hyperhidrosis or diprosopus, is so rare that only 35 cases have ever been recorded. None has survived. The last known case was born in an Indian village, the baby struggled to feed and died two months later.

But Renee and hubby Simon have refused to abort and instead have decided to go through with the birth and ‘surround’ the child ‘with people who love it’.
Surrounded by the seven children they already have, Mr Howie said they won’t end the pregnancy on ‘moral’ grounds.

‘We thought it was the same as bringing home a child with autism or Down syndrome,’ he said, ‘I don’t really believe in terminating a baby if it’s healthy and growing fine.

His wife, Renee, said ‘Everything happens for a reason’. She had never terminated a pregnancy before and they have a family ‘that gives us a lot of support’.

Doctors insist there was a good chance the couple’s child would not survive to a live birth but if she did, treatment could prove costly. But the burgeoning parents, who are currently not working, said they would ‘cross that bridge as it comes’.

‘If we have to go back to work, we will,’ said Renee who is on a disability pension for her severe rheumatoid arthritis and is looked after by Mr Simon, who draws a carer’s pension.
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Wonderful thing! Facebook now has 50 different genders you can choose from

As if there is not enough to be confused about now we have to think about what gender we are.LMAO*
Facebook said the changes, shared with The Associated Press before the launch on Thursday, initially cover the company’s 159 million monthly users in the U.S.
They are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

1.Agender (describes people who lack a gender)
Androgyne (is a non-binary gender identity. Androgynes may possess traits that are simultaneously feminine and masculine, or neither)
Androgynous
Bigender (a person who feels that their gender is fully male and fully female, or any pair of genders, generally by switching between the two)
Cis (cisgender and cissexual are a closely related class of gender identities where an individual’s gender identity matches the behavior or role considered appropriate for one’s sex)
Cis Female
Cis Male
Cis Man
Cis Woman
Cisgender
Cisgender Female
Cisgender Male
Cisgender Man
Cisgender Woman
Female to Male
FTM (FTM is an abbreviation for ‘female-to-male’ transsexual)
Gender Fluid (those moving between genders)
Gender Nonconforming (or gender variant is behaviour or gender expression that does not conform to dominant gender norms of male and female)
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Genderqueer (a catch-all term for gender identities other than man and woman)
Intersex (a person born with sexual anatomy, reproductive organs, and/or chromosome patterns that do not fit the typical definition of male or female)
Male to Female
MTF (‘male-to-female’)
Neither
Neutrois (taken to mean ‘non-gendered class.’ It refers to a gender identity which is also called null-gendered on occasion)
Non-binary (gender identities that don’t fit within the accepted binary of male and female. People can feel they are both, neither, or some mixture thereof)
Other
Pangender (similar to Androgyne)
Trans (transgender people are people who are born into a body not associated with their gender, or were assigned a sex that does not match their gender)
Trans Female
Trans Male
Trans Man
Trans Person
Trans*Female (the asterisk creates an umbrella term that specially encompasses every single gender identity)
Trans*Male
Trans*Man
Trans*Person
Trans*Woman
Transexual (a subset of transgender, and refers generally to people who identify as a sex other than that they were assigned at birth)
Transexual Female
Transexual Male
Transexual Man
Transexual Person
Transexual Woman
Transgender Female
Transgender Person
Transmasculine (describes those who were assigned female at birth, but identify as more male than female)
50.Two-spirit (describes Indigenous North Americans who fulfill one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations indigenous groups)

Marriage isnt for you-Love letter from a husband to everyone

By Seth Adam Smith

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.

Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.

I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. 🙂 I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.

Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?

Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad.

Perhaps each of us have moments in our lives when it feels like time slows down or the air becomes still and everything around us seems to draw in, marking that moment as one we will never forget.

My dad giving his response to my concerns was such a moment for me. With a knowing smile he said, “Seth, you’re being totally selfish. So I’m going to make this really simple: marriage isn’t for you. You don’t marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy. More than that, your marriage isn’t for yourself, you’re marrying for a family. Not just for the in-laws and all of that nonsense, but for your future children. Who do you want to help you raise them? Who do you want to influence them? Marriage isn’t for you. It’s not about you. Marriage is about the person you married.”

It was in that very moment that I knew that Kim was the right person to marry. I realized that I wanted to make her happy; to see her smile every day, to make her laugh every day. I wanted to be a part of her family, and my family wanted her to be a part of ours. And thinking back on all the times I had seen her play with my nieces, I knew that she was the one with whom I wanted to build our own family.

My father’s advice was both shocking and revelatory. It went against the grain of today’s “Walmart philosophy”, which is if it doesn’t make you happy, you can take it back and get a new one.

No, a true marriage (and true love) is never about you. It’s about the person you love—their wants, their needs, their hopes, and their dreams. Selfishness demands, “What’s in it for me?”, while Love asks, “What can I give?”

Some time ago, my wife showed me what it means to love selflessly. For many months, my heart had been hardening with a mixture of fear and resentment. Then, after the pressure had built up to where neither of us could stand it, emotions erupted. I was callous. I was selfish.

But instead of matching my selfishness, Kim did something beyond wonderful—she showed an outpouring of love. Laying aside all of the pain and aguish I had caused her, she lovingly took me in her arms and soothed my soul.

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Marriage is about family.

I realized that I had forgotten my dad’s advice. While Kim’s side of the marriage had been to love me, my side of the marriage had become all about me. This awful realization brought me to tears, and I promised my wife that I would try to be better.

To all who are reading this article—married, almost married, single, or even the sworn bachelor or bachelorette—I want you to know that marriage isn’t for you. No true relationship of love is for you. Love is about the person you love.

And, paradoxically, the more you truly love that person, the more love you receive. And not just from your significant other, but from their friends and their family and thousands of others you never would have met had your love remained self-centered.

Truly, love and marriage isn’t for you. It’s for others.

Look through your hearts again before those new year’s eve proposals.Image

5 Fun reasons for being single

We’re having plenty of orgasms. In fact, 44 percent of singles have them 90 to 100 percent of the time with a familiar partner. But which single people have the most orgasms, you might be wondering? I’ll tell you: It’s people in Miami, redheads, people with Androids are having the most, and people who work in computers.

We’re true believers. We may not have found our match yet, but 89 percent of singles say they believe they can stay married to the same person forever. Plus, 51 percent of us have imagined a future together while on a first date. That’s optimism, you guys.

There’s a good chance your fun casual fling can also turn serious. Seriously, 31 percent of singles have had a one-night stand turn into a committed relationships. That’s practically a one-in-three chance! So basically, go sleep with three people next week, and boom, you’re guaranteed a boyfriend. (Disclaimer: not guaranteed or scientifically accurate.)

We’re modern and all about the equal rights. A whopping 92 percent of single men are totally cool with a woman asking a guy out on a date.

We put our money where our mouth is. Each month, an average single person spends about $61.53 per month on dating-related activities. With all 111 million singles in America, this adds up to $82 billion annually. You’re welcome, economy. No new bars would ever open without us. We’re basically heroes.

What’s your favorite thing about being single?