In my past posts, I have taken shots at President Thaksin Shinawatra (Thailand) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Japan) for trying to jump start their sagging popularity ratings by creating foreign enemies. In my books, people like them do not deserve praise and should be discarded in the dustbins of history. Now, the great Hillary, in her quest to live up to the name popularized by the great Sir Edmund, is hitting on outsourcing, thereby joining the paranoids of her country. She tried to stay away from this group but with her diminishing chances to nag the democrats nomination, she finally joined the fray, hoping to bag some brownie points. She doesn’t get my vote.
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I just remembered... When the US released what was supposed to be the largest non nuclear bomb in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Russians released a bigger version a few years later. Let's see how the Russians will respond to this one. There's one thing that we are sure of. this is the start of a new age in warfare. Now that the Americans have admitted such capabilities, expect them to keep on using it.
Here is a diagram of how it was done as well as a Syndicated news regarding the event.
During the past few years, we saw an upsurge in teachers all over the world being indicted for having sex with their students. The latest is South Carolina middle school teacher Allena Ward who had sex with 5 teenage boys. Watch the video.
At the rate the dollar is being devalued, I would say that the move is very wise. Store owners make more money by setting their own exchange rates and by selling their hordes foreign currency when its value has substantially grown, they make more money.
And with the Philippine peso gaining 20% against the US dollar within a year, I will not be surprised if stores where there are Asians will start putting up "Philippine Pesos Accepted here signs"
It’s been a month and a half since the Christmas holidays and my appetite for good food has not waned. On the contrary, it probably has increased. The unusually heavy challenges that came into my work table seemed to have challenged me to stop thinking of weight loss and fantasize about weight gain. OK, that was an overstatement. But the fact remains, I am starting to look like my dad!
One of the things that people should have is individual health insurance policies from reputable companies. There is no telling what can happen to us as after we wake up in the morning and unless we have no parents, siblings or close relative that we want to benefit, we all should have one. And that is my unsolicited practical advice for the day. Cheers!
Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about mesothelioma being a form of cancer that is one of the dangers associated with people exposed to asbestos. It is quite dangerous since it only starts to manifest itself to people 20~50 years after exposure. Since the widespread use of asbestos fell in the early eighties, people with this type of cancer can be expected to grow in numbers until 2020. I don’t know what the medical industry is doing but with a decline in the expected number of affected people approximately 12 years from now, I suspect that the efforts to find a cure may not be as much as the trouble they are get themselves into for other types of medicines.
And just recently, Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian went to the the conflict area Spratly Islands to assert his country's claims against several others like China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei. This was said to have been done after his Democratic Progressive Party suffered a humiliating loss in the legislative elections three weeks ago.
The pattern seems to be so evident. So what's next? Chen's downfall? It happened with Thaksin and Abe...
On other parts of the world, leaders seem to be quick in condemning the violence in Darfur but a bit slow when it comes to actually doing something about it. At this point, there are only 9,000 poorly trained UN soldiers on the ground which is very low compared to the estimated 26,000 troops, as originally conceived. In Chad, rebel soldiers are marching the capital and analysts believe that even if they win, the country will probably not be better off, based on their intentions.