Occupy Wall Street: Does It Have a Chance to Change Anything?
For the past few weeks the Occupy Wall Street movement is gaining momentum and spreading across the world – to Europe and Asia. Protests in the US are loosely organized, but a general theme is based on the theory that the richest 1% of the US population controls a disproportionate share of wealth and political power.Haiti: The Land Of Opportunities
Despite the formidable socio-economic challenges, Haiti offers unique opportunities for growth and development that will make it leapfrog into the 21st century. For that to happen, the central government must be willing to share power with regional governments and empower them through innovative policies to become decision-makers; and it must focus on energy independence by promoting renewable sources of energy.Born To Die: The Bane of Female Infanticide
On 8 March 2011, women across the globe celebrated the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. However, with the phenomena of female feticide and female infanticide, women’s emancipation still has a long way to go.Jerusalem’s Museum of Tolerance Under Fire – For Intolerance
In a 20 October letter, leading archaeologists speak out against plans to break ground on a museum that they say will disturb an ancient Muslim cemetery in the heart of Jerusalem. With a dramatic modern design and a central location in the contested city, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance is supposed to bring together people from a variety of viewpoints, religions, and ethnicities.Why Don’t All Nations Unite to Stop the Somalia Based Pirates?
Not long ago, I mentioned to an acquaintance that there is a good chance that the Somalia pirate problem will be solved within the next 5 to 10 years. They seem to be a little taken aback, and felt as if my predictions were a little over the top. But really I don’t think my estimates are, and let me explain why.Gaddafi’s Libya: A Positive Approach
Colonel Gaddafi was a ruler for around 40 years in Libya. Here, some of the positive impacts during his regime are enlisted.Is a Full-Scale Civil War in Syria Next Up On the Arab Spring-Summer-Winter-Fall List of Chaos?
Well, it seems that the Arab Spring in Syria just will not quit, and things are getting rather problematic. The current government wants to maintain power, and the world is worried that if it falls things could be worse after it is gone. Then there is the issue with human rights, and the powers that be telling President Assad that if he keeps up the brutality and killing of protestors that he may in the end not only lose his leadership role, but also be brought to an international court to answer for his actions.Gaddafi Had More WMDs Than He Disclosed or Intelligence Community Foretold Us
It was very interesting that NATO, the Obama Administration, and our intelligence agencies made no mention of WMD when they decided to put in a no-fly zone to prevent Kadhafi from using his aerial assets against the protesters. It’s not that we didn’t know that Qaddafi had lots of WMD, as it has been written about in several books I’ve read, and the information goes back several decades, it wasn’t actually a secret.Papandreou Tells Greeks It’s Time To Grow Up
Papandreou told his fellow Greeks to make a choice and accept the consequences. It’s a gamble, but not an irrational one.Nuclear Weapons in Iran, North Korea, and Who Knows Where Next
We have an unfortunate challenge when it comes to military intervention in Iran and North Korea to stop their nuclear weapons development, namely that Americans do not have a clue as to the long-reaching ramifications in all of this, and due to the fact that most Americans simply do not know a whole lot about the enrichment process. You see, not long ago, there was an article in the news about how Iran had reached 20% enrichment on a good chunk of their uranium, and this is the point it can be used as nuclear fuel, or enriched more…