The BBC has put together a recap of the year of violent protest in Syria.
The situation in Venezuela is illustrated in this New York Times slideshow. A sad reality indeed.
Thank God it’s Friday; been a lousy week in the world of music. First we lost Dick Clark – CBS obituary here), then Levon Helm (CNN here) and Greg Ham of Men at Work fame (Sydney Morning Herald here). While the first two gentlemen were legends in the music industry around the word, Greg HamContinue reading “Bad week in the world of music”
In his column today Andres Oppenheimer illustrates why nationalization of companies by governments is a particularly bad idea during the current world economic environment. Read it here.
My Blackberry Torch 9800 isn’t really a “smart” phone; devious would be a better term. How else can you describe a phone that has a very sensitive “mute” button located perfectly to ensure it is activated accidently (it must be smart, however, because it seems to do this only during the most important calls). IContinue reading “Blackberry Torch is smart all right…”
As always Mr. Dyer presents a clear view of a conflict – or at least the anniversary of one. Read it here.
I danced on a Friday when the world turned black It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back They buried my body, they thought I was gone But I am the dance, and the dance goes on -Sydney Carter
In his column today Andres Oppenheimer looks at a possible contributor to the drug-related violence along the Mexican/USA border: the National Rifle Association.
We’re screwed..ever hear of a lucky dime ? What will we offer for one’s thoughts? Will people turn up like a bad quarter?