How the World Sees U.S.; an Image in Tatters

In a world where millions are starving, where disease, war and pestilence ravage mankind, where injustice and oppression are rampant – and where one misstep could set off a global conflagration at any moment, you might expect the number one superpower to act responsibly and thoughtfully, weighing the consequences of its domestic and foreign policies […]
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At least the French have balls…

With the important November elections just around the corner, the media is filled with practically nothing but politics.  BO-ring! Most times I would be caught up in election fever, but this election is different, and not because the democrats (a party that I don’t belong to by the way), will apparently lose ground… though I’m […]
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Looking for a Bright Side in a Gloomy Election

With days to go before the mid-term elections, America is in dire danger of falling into the hands of extremists who could wreak havoc on the economy and the social fabric of this once-prosperous nation. The polls paint a gloomy picture. The bright-eyed hope-and-change voters who swept President Obama into power just two years ago […]
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Crazy? It’s Much More Sinister than That, Howard!

In a Huffington Post article today, former Newsweek senior editor Howard Fineman says he was prepared to dismiss Jon Stewart’s Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity” as “self-indulgent, time-wasting comedy” until he saw two videos that convinced him sanity is indeed in peril in the U.S. during the current campaign season. The two videos? One […]
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Cool Ruler come an’ gone!

From: [email protected] Subject: Jamaican in China!–Gregory Isaacs, The Cool Ruler, R.I.P. Date: October 27, 2010 11:46:36 AM GMT+08:00 This is a brief, but important interlude from my adventures here in China, to let fans of Jamaican culture, and Reggae specifically know that noted Reggae singer, Gregory Isaacs, (aka “The Cool Ruler”) passed on Oct 25, […]
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Bushman & Friends

Bushman And His Friends Deliver @ Club Amazura BY Anmour & Stan Evan Smith Senior Writer, Jamaicans.com He is black, a Rasta man and he’s part Japanese and hails from the parish of St Thomas, Jamaica. His vocal style evokes shades of  reggae’s cultural messenger Luciano, but is from the school of reggae’s Crown Prince, […]
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Jamaica shows Improvement in Global Corruption Index

The global coalation against corruption released their 2010 report on corruption on October 26, 2010. These folks measure how well 178 countries are faring, given the financial instability that is still roiling the world. Money is the mother’s milk of corruption so this index is used as a means on how effectives countries are doing […]
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