A Look Inside Burma’s Press Freedom, Business and Election – With Aung Thura and Patrick Boehler
This month we were fortunate to host two Asia-based professionals with deep insights into Burma. Yangon-based Aung Thura is a Burmese national and returnee whose guarded optimism about the latest developments in his native homeland underscored the hopeful cheers of a world waiting for true democracy to take hold. Hong Kong expatriate Patrick Boehler provided focused commentary on the political situation and his experience with Burmese refugees in Kuala Lumpur. Both confirmed Southeast Asia is quite possibly one of the most dynamic and interesting regions in the world today.Nigeria Was Created By The British Not God And Must Be Divided Now
Here we are going to consider the theory of a former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo who believes in the divine creation of the Nigerian state. Of course for a man like Obasanjo and the part he has played in the Nigeria affairs it is not difficult to see how it is easy for him to believe as he does. On the two occasions that he had opportunity to head Nigeria’s government, they were both fortuitous moments, all coming on the heels of the death or assassination of his predecessors.Is China the Next Global Power
China has a very ancient civilization, which stretches back to 400 years. At that time China was known as the ‘middle kingdom’ and was the centre of the world. But history has a cycle and that cycle sent China hurtling down as the European powers led by England and France came to the fore.Mr Putin: End These Wrongs
The greatest problems with Russia that need addressing are an unreformed court system, deadly military hazing and domestic violence. Solving these problems will improve both Russia and its standing in the world.Our Political Divide on Syria – What Diplomatic Tact Do We Take Now?
Well, the media seems to be bombarding us with Super Tuesday News, but that is hardly all that is going on in the world. Perhaps, the results of Super Tuesday will affect other major events around the globe too, as the US is at crunch time to make a decision what to do in Syria, and that will effect what happens in the future with Iran, especially considering they just had their election, and Russia too, both involved in Syria’s civil war and bloodshed. How we play this will determine human history in the Middle East for the remainder of…This Decade of Dying Fiat Currencies
Countries are now starting to look very carefully at their true wealth and are now focused on Gold to protect their countries short term future. Fiat currencies continue to loose their value, and with deflation creeping in, Central banks around the world are now cranking out paper money faster than ever before. This is leading those Fiat currencies on a one way trip to the graveyard. Silver and Gold are well poised to again protect your personal wealth, as high inflation erodes bank savings in the next few years.The “Social” Conscience of America Is Alive and Well Among Our Nation’s Young People
Among my list of Friends are my three teenage sons. I consider this both a blessing and a curse, and I’m convinced that the only reason I’m still Friends with them is because they forgot that they once accepted me in a weak moment some years ago during their respective days of innocence. I would be an easy Facebook Friend to forget, since I’m rarely on it, and never choose to comment on or “Like” any of their postings. It’s better that way.Things As They Are
What life have we got in 2012? What can we have in the 21st century? Weather and earth forecasts, predictions from psychics, statistics from historians, feasibility studies from scientists, economics from traders, lifestyles from tribes and communities, education from teachers, and false promises from a number of public and private servants, among others.Is China Pleased Our Military Is Busy Being Challenged by Iran and North Korea?
China is our biggest trading partner and therefore one of our biggest allies right? Well, theoretically that should be the case, as Americans and Chinese get along fine. Americans like Chinese food and we all have friends who are Chinese-Americans – we go to school and work together.The UN’s Declaration of Human Rights – Critique
The United Nation was created after WWII and obviously after the failures of the League of Nations, it made sense to pay attention as to not repeat history or allow such ruthless totalitarian regimes and nation-states from doing what was done in the past period. The UN using their declaration of human rights hopes to limit such power of nations overpowering their populations to do the unthinkable to their own people and the people of other nations. This makes sense right?