And so we begin…

20 01 2009

Where we’ve been

And where we are

All hail President Barack Obama and a new beginning for America

Good night and good luck


Michelle Obama

26 08 2008

This week in Politics and News

19 05 2008

It would be morally irresponsible to talk to you about international news without mentioning the earthquake in China. I came across this story on Al Jazeera about a family and the underreported effects of the controversial one child policy. As the country descends into three days of national mourning, it’s important to see the individual effects of the earthquake on one family. More Here.

Violence overtakes the country of South Africa as Zimbabwean immigrants flood the country in the midst of their own economic crisis. “We cannot allow South Africa to be famous for xenophobia,” President Jacob Zuma told a conference in Pretoria

Noteworthy Reads:
-On Exxon and Oil and how the oil companies aren’t as evil as we are told to think.

Political bullshit for week 27

2 05 2008

It’s been a slow week, so I’m just going to give a public service announcement as opposed to real news.

Quote of the week;: Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

-Marianne Williamson. Wrongfully attributed to Nelson Mandela

Food shortage 2008 and other world news

25 04 2008

News Items from the past week

International food shortage: This is an issue that should be important to a lot of people. The food crisis is essentially the culmination of high fuel crisis (see Iraq, possible peak oil, flaccid US Dollar), and corn being used as alternative fuel in conjunction with feeding the world, while the land used to grow it isn’t being expanded on. The international food shortage that has swept the third world like a bad storm, and despite has the potential to be a serious destabilizing factor and a threat to world security. Despite this, no G8 leader has made any significant effort to help stem this and the only government body directly addressing this is the United Nations. (Continued on the Economist)

The Terrorist work together: Muammar el-Qaddafi and the oil industry work together to exempt Libya from complying with a law passed in January, that forces states that sponsor terrorism to compensate victims through seizure of assets/commodities held in the United States. Not surprisingly, the Bush Administration is also in on this. Remember: By conservative estimations, Libya would have to pay $3 Billion if they lose six court cases still pending. Read story here.

Race, Obama and the election: While the presidential election goes forth, one issue that seems to be inescapable is racism and the electorate. From the Reverend Wright controversy to the exit polls in Pennsylvania, race and Obama is an issue that is inseparable and despite the eloquent speech in Philadelphia, it’s still something that Obama America has to deal with. NYT Reports

Quote of the week: Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.

-Ronald Regan (Don’t ask why I’m quoting Ronald Regan)

This week in whatever the fuck……

14 02 2008

Breaking News: I hate Half Sigma There I said it! The site is more a place for racist whites to vent about how they hate black people, than a place for real political discourse. So in summation; a pox on their fucking half sigma, and a pox on the people who post there!

Shameless Plug-in

Here is the approval ratings of several high profile world leaders.

One more thing from the Economist concerning the Guantanamo 6.

Israel’s apparent 9/2007 Strike in the Dark against Syria

Steven Spielberg to boycott Beijing Olympics, along with Ohnest Aeb

Two day late post

31 01 2008

Since I’m unofficially endorsing Barack Obama, here’s his response to the President’s State of the union.

I’m not all that concerned about Bush’s legacy, as his blunders will trump even the legacy of Richard Milhous Nixon’s legacy (although some have come back from the brink to be considered popular presidents, after their term was up).

More in Ohnest Aeb news below:

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