Connect with us

facts

8 Signs that a person is toxic

Published

on

A toxic person is anyone whose behavior adds negativity and upset to your life. Many times, people who are toxic are dealing with their own stresses and traumas.

To do this, they act in ways that don’t present them in the best light and usually upset others along the way.

A toxic person regularly displays actions and behaviors that hurt others or otherwise negatively impact the lives of the people around them, and they’re usually the main instigating factor of a toxic relationship.

Here are 10 the key signs of toxic people to look out for…

1. Controlling behaviors

They seek to make others your pawns and have them do as you wish.Someone who’s controlling is always trying to undermine your confidence and put you down in private or in public.

They seem to want to emphasize your flaws and make you feel self-conscious about your quirks. You’re made to feel like the culprit. A controlling partner will always say that their emotions are your fault.

2. Dishonesty

Any sort of dishonesty, whether it’s deceit, lying, or general secrecy, is a sign of a toxic person.

This one is tough, depending on how good of a liar you’re dealing with, but if you catch them in a lie, especially more than once, don’t take it lightly.

3. Lack of boundaries

A toxic person is used to controlling and manipulating you, so they probably will do the same when you set boundaries.

Toxic people have no concept of (or respect for) boundaries. If you set a healthy, reasonable boundary, they’ll trample all over it. They’ll even make it your fault for “being too sensitive” if you get upset when your boundary is crossed.

4. Manipulative

If you feel as though you’re the only one contributing to the relationship, you’re probably right. Toxic people have a way of sending out the vibe that you owe them something.

They also have a way of taking from you or doing something that hurts you, then maintaining they were doing it all for you.

5. Inconsistency

Part of being human is having ups and downs, good times, and bad. But a toxic person is almost never consistent.

Their behavior is erratic. They don’t follow through on their commitments or promises. You never know what they’re going to do next.

6. Galighting

Gaslighting is a form of emotional manipulation, but it gets its own callout because it can be hard to realize when it’s happening to you.

Gaslighting is essentially when someone denies your reality with phrases like “you’re making things up” or “you’re being dramatic” when you express your thoughts and feelings. 

7. Unsupportive

Does this person support your goals and dreams? Are they happy for you when something goes right in your life?

Are they interested in your wants and needs? If the answer to these questions is no, that’s a toxic person.

8. Improper apologies

Someone with toxic traits may avoid responsibility for their behavior with an apology that minimizes their actions. For example, they may say, “I’m sorry you feel that way” or “I’m sorry, but…”

They’ll lie before they ever apologise, so there’s no point arguing. They’ll twist the story, change the way it happened and retell it so convincingly that they’ll believe their own nonsense.

facts

Robert Mugabe, Revolutionary Turned Despot For 37 Years!

Published

on

Robert Gabriel Mugabe ( 21 February 1924 – 6 September 2019) was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician.

He served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.

Also as Leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) from 1980 to 2017.

African Nationalist

Ideologically an African nationalist, during the 1970s and 1980s he identified as a Marxist–Leninist. And as a socialist after the 1990s.

Mugabe was born to a poor Shona family in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia. Educated at Kutama College and the University of Fort Hare.

He worked as a schoolteacher in Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, and Ghana. Angered by white minority rule of his homeland, within the British Empire, Mugabe embraced Marxism.

Also Read

Independent State

And joined African nationalists calling for an independent state, controlled by the black majority.

After making anti-government comments, he was convicted of sedition and imprisoned between 1964 and 1974.

On release, he fled to Mozambique. Established his leadership of ZANU and oversaw its role in the Rhodesian Bush War. Fighting Ian Smith’s predominately white government.

Peace Talks

He reluctantly participated in peace talks in the United Kingdom that resulted in the Lancaster House Agreement, putting an end to the war.

In the 1980 general election, Mugabe led ZANU-PF to victory, becoming Prime Minister. When the country, now renamed Zimbabwe, gained internationally recognized independence later that year.

Mugabe’s administration expanded healthcare and education. And, despite his professed desire for a socialist society, adhered largely to mainstream economic policies.

Also Read

Racial Reconciliation

Mugabe’s calls for racial reconciliation failed to stem growing white emigration. While relations with Joshua Nkomo’s Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) also deteriorated.

In the Gukurahundi of 1982–1987, Mugabe’s Fifth Brigade crushed ZAPU-linked opposition in Matabeleland. In a campaign that killed at least 10,000 people, mostly Ndebele civilians.

Internationally he sent troops into the Second Congo War and chaired the Non-Aligned Movement (1986–89).

Decolonization

He also chaired the Organization of African Unity (1997–98), and the African Union (2015–16). Pursuing decolonization, Mugabe emphasized the redistribution of land.

Controlled by white farmers to landless blacks, initially on a “willing seller–willing buyer” basis.

Frustrated at the slow rate of redistribution, from 2000 he encouraged black Zimbabweans to violently seize white-owned farms.

Also Read

Economic Decline

Food production was severely impacted, leading to famine, economic decline, and foreign sanctions.

Opposition to Mugabe grew, but he was re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2013 through campaigns dominated by violence, electoral fraud, and nationalistic appeals.

To his rural Shona voter base and in 2017, members of his party ousted him in a coup, replacing him with former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Four Decades

Having dominated Zimbabwe’s politics for nearly four decades, Mugabe was a controversial figure.

He was praised as a revolutionary hero of the African liberation struggle who helped free Zimbabwe from British colonialism, imperialism, and white minority rule.

Critics accused Mugabe of being a dictator responsible for economic mismanagement and widespread corruption and human rights abuses, including anti-white racism and crimes against humanity.

Read more at https://thebigissue.co.ke

Continue Reading

facts

The supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un

Published

on

Kim Jong-un born 8 January 1983, is a North Korean politician. He has been Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011. Also the leader of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) since 2012.

He is a son of Kim Jong-il, who was North Korea’s second supreme leader from 1994 to 2011, and Ko Yong-hui.

He is a grandson of Kim Il-sung who was the founder and first supreme leader of North Korea. From its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994.

First Leader of North Korea

Kim II Sung is the first leader of North Korea to have been born in the country after its founding in 1948.

Kim Jong Un was viewed a successor to the leadership of North Korea from late 2010. Following his father’s death in December 2011, state television announced Kim as the “Great Successor”.

Kim holds the titles of General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. He is the President of the State Affairs Commission.

Also Read

Presidium of the Politburo

And also, a member of the Presidium of the Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea. The highest decision-making body.

Kim received a promotion to the highest rank of Marshal in the Korean People’s Army in July 2010. Consolidating his position as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

North Korean state media often refer to him as “Marshal Kim Jong-un” or “Dear Respected Leader”.

Policy of Byungjin

He has promoted the policy of byungjin. Similar to Kim Il-sung’s policy from the 1960s, referring to the simultaneous development of both the economy and the country’s nuclear weapons program.

Kim rules North Korea as a totalitarian dictatorship. And his leadership has followed the same cult of personality as his grandfather and father.

A landmark United Nations Human Rights Council report, suggested that Kim be put on trial for crimes against humanity in 2014.

Also Read

Execution of North Korean Officials

He has ordered the purge or execution of several North Korean officials. He is believed to have assasinated his half-brother, Kim Jong-nam in 2017.

This was in Malaysia. He has presided over an expansion of the consumer economy, construction projects and tourist attractions.

Kim also expanded North Korea’s nuclear program. Which led to heightened tensions with the United States and South Korea.

Summits with South Korean and US Presidents

In 2018 and 2019, Kim took part in summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump.

He has claimed success in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic in North Korea Although many experts doubt the country has had no cases altogether.

Second of three children

Kim Jong-un is the second of three children Ko Yong-hui bore to Kim Jong-il. His elder brother Kim Jong-chul was born in 1981.

While his younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, was born in 1987. He is a grandson of Kim Il-sung.

Who was the founder of and led North Korea, from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994.

Also Read

North Korean Citizen

Kim is the first leader of North Korea, to have been born a North Korean citizen. His father having been born in the Soviet Union, and his grandfather having been born a Japanese subject during the colonial period.

All the children of Kim Jong-il spent their lives in Switzerland. As well as the mother of the two youngest sons, who lived in Geneva for some time.

First reports said that Kim Jong-un attended the private International School of Berne. In Gümligen in Switzerland, under the name “Chol-pak” or “Pak-chol” from 1993 to 1998.

Shy and Good Student

He is shy, a good student who got along well with his classmates, and was a basketball fan.

However, it is later suggested that the student at the Gümligen school, was not Kim Jong-un, but his elder brother Kim Jong-chul.

Kim Jong-un attended the Liebefeld Steinhölzli state school. In Köniz near Bern under the name “Pak-un”.

Also Read

1989 – 2000

Or “Un-pak” from 1998 until 2000 as the son of an employee of the North Korean embassy in Bern.

Authorities confirmed that a North Korean student from North Korea attended the school during that period.

Pak-un first attended a special class for foreign-language children and later attended the regular classes of the 6th, 7th, 8th.

Final 9th Year

And part of the final 9th year, leaving the school abruptly in the autumn of 2000. He is a well-integrated and ambitious student and liked to play basketball.

However, his grades and attendance rating were poor. The ambassador of North Korea in Switzerland, Ri Chol, had a close relationship with him and acted as a mentor.

One of Pak-un’s classmates told reporters that he had told him, that he was the son of the leader of North Korea.

Awkward with girls

According to some reports, Kim s described by classmates as a shy child who was awkward with girls.

And indifferent to political issues, but who distinguished himself in sports and had a fascination, with the American National Basketball Association and Michael Jordan.

Lived in Switzerland

In April 2012, new documents came to light indicating that Kim Jong-un had lived in Switzerland. Since 1991 or 1992, earlier than previously thought.

The Laboratory of Anatomic Anthropology at the University of Lyon, France, compared the picture of Pak-un taken at the Liebefeld Steinhölzli school in 1999.

With a picture of Kim Jong-un from 2012 and concluded that the faces show a conformity of 95%. Suggesting that it is most likely that they are the same person.

Washington Post report

The Washington Post reported in 2009, that Kim Jong-un’s school friends, recalled he “spent hours doing meticulous pencil drawings of Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan”.

Obsessed with basketball and computer games, he was a fan of Jackie Chan action movies.

Most analysts agree that Kim Jong-un attended Kim Il-sung University. A leading officer-training school in Pyongyang, from 2002 to 2007.

Two Degrees

Kim obtained two degrees, one in physics at Kim Il-sung University. And another as an Army officer at the Kim Il-sung Military University.

In late February 2018, Reuters reported that Kim and his father, had used forged passport. Supposedly issued by Brazil and dated 26 February 1996.

To apply for visas in various countries. Both 10-year passports carry a stamp saying “Embassy of Brazil in Prague”. Kim Jong-un’s passport records the name “Josef Pwag” and a date of birth of 1 February 1983.

Photo Outside North Korea

Only one confirmed photograph of him is known to exist for many years. Outside North Korea, apparently taken in the mid-1990s, when he was eleven.

Other supposed images of him occasionally surfaced but disputed. It was only in June 2010, shortly before he was given official posts.

And publicly introduced to the North Korean people, that more pictures were released of Kim. Taken when he was attending school in Switzerland.

First Official Image

The first official image of him as an adult, was a group photograph released on 30 September 2010.

The party conference effectively anointed him and in which he is sat in the front row. Two places from his father. Followed by newsreel footage of him attending the conference.

Eldest half – brother

Kim Jong-un’s eldest half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, had been the favorite to succeed. But reportedly fell out of favor after 2001.

When he was caught attempting to enter Japan, on a fake passport to visit Tokyo Disneyland. In 2017, Kim Jong-nam was killed in Malaysia by suspected North Korean agents.

Kim Jong-il’s former personal chef, Kenji Fujimoto, revealed details regarding Kim Jong-un. With whom he had a good relationship.

Fujimoto

Stating that he was favored to be his father’s successor. Fujimoto also said that Jong-un was favored by his father, over his elder brother, Kim Jong-chul.

Reasoning that Jong-chul is too feminine in character. While Jong-un is “exactly like his father”.

Furthermore, Fujimoto stated that “if power is to be handed over, then Jong-un is the best for it. He has superb physical gifts. Is a big drinker and never admits defeat.”

Smokes Yves Saint Laurent Cigarettes

Also, according to Fujimoto, Jong-un smokes Yves Saint Laurent cigarettes. Loves Johnnie Walker whisky and has a Mercedes-Benz 600 luxury sedan.

When Jong-un was 18, Fujimoto described an episode where Jong-un once questioned his lavish lifestyle.

And asked, “we are here, playing basketball, riding horses, riding jet skis, having fun together. But what of the lives of the average people?”

Reports of a successor

On 15 January 2009, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that Kim Jong-il had appointed Kim Jong-un to be his successor.

On 8 March 2009, BBC News reported that Kim Jong-un was on the ballot for 2009 elections. To the Supreme People’s Assembly, the rubber stamp parliament of North Korea.

Subsequent reports indicated that his name did not appear on the list of lawmakers.

North Korean Military

In the National Defense Commission, which is a banch of the North Korean military. From 2009, it was understood by foreign diplomatic services that Kim was to succeed his father Kim Jong-il.

As the head of the Korean Workers’ Party and de facto leader of North Korea. He has been named “Yŏngmyŏng-han Tongji” (영명한 동지).

Which loosely translates to “Brilliant Comrade”. His father had also asked embassy staff abroad to pledge loyalty to his son.

Newly Composed Song of Praise

There have also been reports that citizens in North Korea were encouraged to sing a newly composed “song of praise” to Kim Jong-un.

In a similar fashion to that of praise songs relating to Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung. Later, in June, Kim was reported to have visited China.

Secretly to “present himself” to the Chinese leadership, who later warned against North Korea conducting another nuclear test. The Chinese foreign ministry has strongly denied that this visit occurred.

September 2009

In September 2009, it was reported that Kim Jong-il had secured support for the succession plan after a propaganda campaign.

It is believed by some that, Kim Jong-un was involved in the Cheonan sinking and the bombardment of Yeonpyeong.

To strengthen his military credentials and facilitate a successful transition of power from his father.

Central Military Commission

Kim Jong-un was made a daejang. The equivalent of a four-star general in the United States, on 27 September 2010.

A day ahead of a rare Workers’ Party of Korea conference in Pyongyang. The first time North Korean media had mentioned him by name.

And despite him having no previous military experience. Despite the promotion, no further details.

September 2010

On 28 September 2010, he was named vice chairman of the Central Military Commission. And appointed to the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party, in an apparent nod to become the successor to Kim Jong-il.

On 10 October 2010, Kim Jong-un was alongside his father, when he attended the ruling Workers’ Party’s 65th-anniversary celebration.

This was seen as confirming his position, as the next leader of the Workers’ Party. Unprecedented international press access was granted to the event.

Importance of Kim Jong Un’s presence

Further indicating the importance of Kim Jong-un’s presence.[57] In January 2011. The regime reportedly began purging around 200 protégés.

Of both Jong-un’s uncle-in-law Jang Song-thaek and O Kuk-ryol, the vice chairman of the National Defence Commission.

By either detention or execution to further prevent either man from rivaling Jong-un.

Read more at https://thebigissue.co.ke

Continue Reading

facts

Famous people who have been charged with sex crimes

Published

on

Several famous musicians, actors, and athletes have been charged with sex crimes.

Some of these celebrities were the victims of false allegations, while others were found guilty of rape and molestation.

They have been charged with indecent exposure, as well as a few famous actors. In short, there’s a surprising amount of celebrities accused of sexual assault and other similar crimes.

1. R.Kelly

For more than two decades, chart-topping R&B singer R. Kelly had faced allegations of sexual abuse.

The accounts went back to the start of his career in the 1990s, with many centring on the predatory pursuit of teenage girls.

R. Kelly was charged with statutory rape and child pornography in 2002 after a video surfaced that appeared to show Kelly having sex and urinating on an underage girl. After several delays, Kelly was found not guilty in 2008.

In 2019, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of “aggravated criminal sexual [misconduct]” involving girls between the ages of 13 and 16. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx urged victims to come forward after a 2018 documentary, Surviving R. Kelly. At least two women reportedly responded. 

In September 2021, R. Kelly was found guilty of racketeering, including acts of bribery and sexual exploitation of a child, along with separate sex trafficking charges.

2. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson is recognised as one of the greatest fighters of all time. He was a monstrous heavyweight, a world champion and a knockout expert.

But he also had a dark side out of the ring. 

He was convicted of a rape charge in 1992 after sexually assaulting 18-year-old Desiree Washington, who was the reigning Miss Black Rhode Island at the time. Tyson served three years in prison for the crime.

3. Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur was sentenced to one and a half to four and a half years at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY on rape charges.

He was charged with sexual battery and sodomy in 1993.

Shakur then admitted to having consensual sexual relations with the woman who accused him of the assault and was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse.

4. Britney Spears

In 2012, Britney Spears was accused of sexual harassment by former body guard, Fernando Flores.

He claimed the pop star flashed him and invited him into her bedroom while she was nude.

Fernando Flores then accused the singer of repeatedly parading around in the nude and having sex in front of him.

5. Kobe Bryant

NBA player Kobe Bryant was accused of rape in 2003. He was accused of raping a 19-year-old Colorado hotel concierge when he was 24.

RELATED TOPICS

Celebrities who have opened up about their mental health battles

6 Famous Recording Artists Who Started As Producers

 The charges were eventually dropped in 2004, but Bryant did admit to having consensual sex with a woman who was not his wife.

6. Kyle Massey

Former Disney Channel star Kyle Massey was charged with a felony in June 2021 for allegedly sending pornographic photos to a 13-year-old girl.

This is tied to his 2019 civil lawsuit, in which the child in question is sued him for $1.5 million for allegedly sending “numerous sexually explicit text messages, images, and videos” via Snapchat.

7. Bill Cosby

In 2004, Bill Cosby was accused of sexual misconduct by 13 different women. The civil lawsuit claimed he drugged and sexually assaulted the women. Cosby settled with undisclosed terms.

In April 2018, Cosby was tried for the 2004 rape of a woman named Andrea Constand. He was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and faces up to 10 years in prison. 

Continue Reading

Trending