Guarding the Hen House

Most of the politicians Americans trust to protect their interests seem intent on enriching themselves and their buddies at the public’s expense. Yes, I know, that’s not news. We the people keep electing foxes to guard the hen house. That’s how it has been (and probably will be) forever. But I don’t think the looting […]
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Racism in America

To us Jamaicans, American racism is a puzzling phenomenon. I won’t pretend that Jamaica is – and always has been – free of racism. But, in Jamaica, it has been more a question of shade prejudice than color prejudice. I suppose it was the legacy of slavery, when the biracial children of slave owners were […]
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Jamaica named As The 5th Most Miserable Country In The World – 90 countries listed

According to a analysis published by the Cato Institute, Jamaica holds the 5th most miserable nation in the world.  There were 90 countries listed in the 2013 Misery Index. The countries were selected based on data from the Economist Intelligence Unit and calculations from Steve Hanke, a professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University. […]
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chinese food for thought

i’ve always had issues with food… like almost my entire life, since i was about 3 or 4.  me not eating meat is not a choice.  let’s just say, it just is.  and for the record, that includes vegetables.  i tend to tell people that i’m non-carnivore, not a vegetarian as i find it difficult […]
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“Socialists” Doing Just Fine

In a country where Cliven Bundy can be a folk hero, it must come as a shock that the Amerian middle class is no longer the richest in the world. According to the apostles of “the free market” and sink-or-swim individualism, their way is the only way to prosperity. And they have been able to […]
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Musings on Music – and Golf

A segment on 60 Minutes last Sunday night has left me pondering anew the power of the abstract in a world dominated by materialistic concerns. It was about a symphony orchestra (above) created by a devoted group in the world’s poorest country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. If ever there was a people without material comforts […]
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