The 112th Congress: A Fresh Start
Posted on 01/02/2011 02:53:34 PM
In an historic change of political leadership, Republicans' control of the House with the 112th Congress is sure to bring change to Washington. With Nancy Pelosi gone and John Boehner likely to be the new Speaker of the House, Obama faces a new political landscape. However, with so much to..
Stephen Fry and the English Disease
Posted on 12/13/2010 07:23:59 AM
England is infected. The World Health Organisation are not working on a vaccine. Doctors have not been alerted. Yet the infection has spread to a large proportion of the population. Why no action? Ironically, because the host feels no obvious, short-term symptoms and seldom seek treatment. Ins..
HIV the Catholic Church and literacy
Posted on 12/11/2010 09:35:57 AM
"If you want to stop HIV spreading in Africa - stop teaching the people to read." That is the startling conclusion from Professor Grabaheadline at the University of Bathavonton. The controversial announcement follows Pope Benedict XVI decision to break with tradition and speak some sense about the u..
Student riots and the social contract
Posted on 12/11/2010 09:21:26 AM
Once again the students are revolting. Within an hour of MPs voting for the increase in tuition fees violence erupted across central London spreading through Whitehall and as far as Oxford Street. Despite being criticised after the November 10 violence at Conservative HQ, the police were..
CNN poll finds Americans equally split on Obama vs Bush
Posted on 10/09/2010 10:25:08 PM
According to this recent CNN poll the country is evenly divided on which president has done a better job in his tenure in the White House–Barack Obama or President Bush. In this poll Barack Obama leads President Bush by a margin of 47-45 percent.
Why does this matter&n..
Ignorance and Prejudice in 'Mosque' Controversy
Posted on 08/26/2010 04:19:33 PM
One of the first articles I read this morning was entitled “TIME Poll: Majority Opposes Mosque, Many Distrust Muslims.” And so, I will address the prejudice and the ignorance of the American people that has been uncovered from this ‘World Trade Center Mosque’ controversy.
Lobbying Is The Best Investment Ever
Posted on 08/21/2010 02:01:36 PM
What is Lobbying? According to Wikipedia Lobbying (also Lobby) is a form of advocacy with the intention of influencing decisions made by legislators and officials in the government by individuals, other legislators, constituents or advocacy groups. According to One Year Auction lobbyin..
Destabilizing Europe: Goldman Sachs behind Greece`s financial collapse?
Posted on 04/30/2010 03:15:14 PM
Iceland was the first one to crash, Greece came next. Iceland “reacted” by sending volcanic ash over Europe, so everyone is now wondering which will Greece’s reaction be like?
What the crisis revealed, is that countries such as Italy or Greece entered the EU with much la..
National Governments Remain Silent on Peak Oil
Posted on 04/17/2010 02:30:15 PM
As with the global financial crisis, governments, particularly national governments, are sleepwalking their way towards a Peak Oil crisis. Publicly, perhaps only Sweden has a Peak Oil strategy. Undoubtedly, many more national governments and their security councils have privately pre..
NYC Trying to Make Embassies Fork Over $18M in Parking Fines
Posted on 02/04/2010 08:17:56 PM
February 4, 2010
By Amy Lieberman
UNITED NATIONS – Diplomatic immunity might allow foreign embassies to avoid paying parking fines, but it doesn’t allow them to wipe away, and forget, just how much they owe the city of New York.
It’s nearly $..
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