Obama has been in office for a whole month, by this time all wars and hunger should have ended. I’m starting to think he’s a fraud…
It’s official. The Obama family will be getting a dog in April. The much-anticipated announcement came from Michelle Obama during an interview with People magazine. [Guardian]
It’s nice to know the so called Leader of the Free World has chosen a dog breed from my country, but I still think Bush’s dog was funnier
Israelis killed by Hamas rockets since 2001: 23
Palestinians killed in last week’s attack in Gaza: 421
Millennium, Portugal’s largest privately-owned bank, said on Wednesday after the closing bell it had agreed to sell the stake for 164 million euros ($235.8 million) to Santoro Financial Holdings, which is owned by the daughter of Angola’s president. [Forexpros]
George Ayittey has an excellent talk on TED (transcript here) where he splits Africa’s recent history in two generations: cheetahs and hippos. While cheetahs are the younger generation more willing to change things and less tolerant to issues such as corruption, hippos, the older generation, are the ruling elite with their mindset still attached to colonialism and imperialism, in a way the only thing they’ve done was replacing the European rulers by their inner circle.
Despite Isabel dos Santos, President’s daughter and shareholder in most of the companies operating in Angola, being a young woman, hardly anyone would identify her as part of the cheetah generation that’s trying to change things in Africa.
Georgia, the country not the U.S. state, gets attacked by its colossal neighbor with a colossal army in support of two small separatist republics (, ) for humanitarian reasons, the same “support” that has been brutally denied to a less fortunate neighbor. Like always the Paladin of freedom has come out to pledge support to one of the sides.
The actors are different and set is located elsewhere, but in the end the plot is always the same…