News of the Boston Marathon blasts reached me after dinner Ghana time and the story hit me in the gut, making me queasy and unsettled. The bombs were placed at the finish line and timed to detonate as a majority of televised runners celebrated the finish of the race. It was hard to digest, making [...]
Just as I was tempted to feel that I might be ‘safer’ in the States, this story comes to my attention (thank you, Facebook) about male representatives of “Indiana Moms Against Gun Control” showing up armed with loaded assault weapons to protest a Gun Control Rally in Indianapolis.
Several men with assault rifles and hand guns [...]
Once again, senseless violence has the survivors scrambling to make sense of the unfathomable.
I get a lot of my news from Facebook. Or from Bob who often sees it first on Facebook. Last night, as I headed upstairs to start working on dinner, Bob told me about the latest American horror in which a 20-year-old took [...]
It appears there’s no stopping this runaway train! Our economy is a giant ponzi scheme and the word from the top is “It’s unstoppable, there’s no turning back and we’re gonna ride it to the end.”
This morning I read the following statement in the New York Times:
The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, [...]
You can hear the sound of freedom from the beach. It’s the low rumble of explosives, the chatter of helicopter blades or the tandem footsteps of young men with the distinctive “high and tight” haircuts as they jog down the tide line. Nearly inaudible reminders that soldiers are being prepared for war, blending with the [...]
The other day, I caught myself again longing for the pace of life I enjoyed in the third world. Life there is languid compared to life in the United States.
Most people will admit that their life is hectic, and I’m no exception. I think it’s because we have so much technology at our fingertips. [...]
Priorities. Our government has them, but they don’t resonate with many of our personal values. One good example is a bloated military budget (an amazing $515.4 Billion or 16.5% of our budget earmarked for 2009) when one out of every three Americans is left without adequate health care.
Another good example is the government’s [...]
I’m just getting around to reading the The Second McCain-Obama Presidential Debate transcripts from October 7, 2008 and Barack Obama’s words caught my eye:
And, in fact, we just found out that AIG, a company that got a bailout, just a week after they got help went on a $400,000 junket.
So I went and [...]
I was reading “After Glow of Games, What Next for China?” in this morning’s New York Times and the following paragraphs caught my eye:
Meanwhile, eight Americans were among a group of foreigners jailed after they tried to demonstrate about China’s Tibet policies. The authorities released the Americans on Sunday and placed them on a [...]
Here’s a great little video exploring the possibility of the U.S. Dollar tanking that was snipped from a documentary recently aired on Dutch National Television:
If you think it can’t happen, think again. Just this week, the Federal Reserve rescued the stock market again. Here is how James Howard Kunstler described it in his [...]