This “Heal Jamaica” Video Brought Tears to My Eyes

Margaret Lowe, a Jamaican friend who lives in Orlando, sent me this video, and I am not ashamed to admit it brought tears to my eyes. Not tears of sadness but tears of hope and love and homesickness… I am sharing it with you as a special treat. Click the link below and enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDX14fmED4E&feature=related
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Powerful Illicit Interests Complicate Obama’s Decision on Afghanistan

As U.S. President Barack Obama wrestles with the military’s request for more troops in Afghanistan, critics on the right call him weak on defense and those on the left say it is time to end the war against the Taliban and bring the soldiers home. As I understand it, the President wants his military advisers […]
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The Riddle of a Military Coup and the “Two Obamas”

The mainstream media portray Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (photo below) as a Communist, which he could be, and as a raving maniac, which he certainly is not. I listened to Chavez last night on C Span, and while he rambled in an annoyingly stream-of-consciousness manner, much of what he said made sense. His warnings that […]
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Inching Toward a Level Playing Field in World Finance

Jamaicans know that “donkey say the world no level.” Throughout history, the island has been a microcosm of global injustice, with the scales heavily weighted in favor of oppressors. The meek indigenous fish eaters that we call Arawak Indians (although they were really Taino; Arawak is the name of their language) were ravaged – probably […]
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Don’t Tell Me the Attack on ACORN Isn’t Racist

The more I read and hear the more convinced I am that a race war is raging in America – especially in the media. Yes, I am “playing the race card,” as the racists glibly charge when they’re exposed. No, I am not referring only to the closeups of those Jim Crow placards TV commentators […]
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Surprise! A Glimmer of Hope in the Mideast

Through the dark clouds of despair, a ray of hope has emerged, and it has come from the most unexpected source. I am not talking about American Senator Chuck Schumer’s assertion on MSNBC last night that there’s still a chance a public option will survive the shenanigans going on in the Finance Committee over the […]
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Rush, Bachmann and Beck, and the Fatal Folly of Free Speech

There’s a Jamaican saying that “words are wind,” but that’s not always true. Sometimes words have consequences. And sometimes the consequences can be fatal. The thought came to mind today as I read an Associated Press report about a census worker in Kentucky who was found hanged with the word “Fed” scrawled on his chest. […]
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I Guess Bhutan Isn’t So Great After All

You know what they say, be careful what you wish for, you might get it. So I am hastening to rescind yesterday’s wish to be magically transported to Bhutan. Like every¬† other conclusion in my life, my opinion of Bhutan was based on incomplete information. Today, in the Care2 newsletter, Charlie B. responds to Nancy […]
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I Wish I Could Be Magically Transported to Bhutan

A neighbor sent me an email today that deepens my sense of despair. It’s a press release claiming that “an international drug ring, operating from New York City,” is behind the swine flu scare. I gather the motive is the loot derived from vaccinations plus a secret plan to reduce the world’s population and introduce […]
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The Sinister Implications of a World Hooked on Sugar

How sweet it is. And how deadly. Sugar, I mean. Yes, that sweet-tasting, innocent looking white powder takes more lives than cocaine or heroin. Yet it is marketed freely around the world, without a murmur of protest from those charged with protecting society. I should know. I am a lifelong sugar addict. And I am […]
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