Saturday, July 13, 2013

Africa and the BRICS: a win-win partnership?

The fifth meeting of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) held earlier this year in Durban, South Africa, was seen as an opportunity for Africa to strengthen its ties with these major emerging economies.

The theme of the summit was “BRICS and Africa – partnerships for integration and industrialisation” with the goal to unlock potential for cooperation between the BRICS and Africa. In fact, Africa has demonstrated huge potential in terms of economic development prospects, abundant natural resources, growing consumer power and favourable demographics. The emergence of the BRICS as major global players has raised hope that a win-win partnership could foster the development of the continent.  read entire article

Friday, July 12, 2013

Chicago 'mayhem' prompts politician to call for National Guard

Back in my day, we got the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act -- better known as CETA -- and today the kids get the National Guard.

The purpose of CETA?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rush Limbaugh: "Stop watching Fox News"

One of my New Year's resolutions was to ignore America's two largest gasbags: Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump.

Both men, with huge egos in tow, say the most stupid and egregious things with inflated air of self-importance.

And in my opinion, Trump and Rush are artificial media inventions. I believe that Trump, bankrupt today billionaire tomorrow, is a mere bagman propped up to be a mogul.

And Rush -- Mr. Oxycontin -- has hugely inflated radio ratings and "bestselling" books that are bought in bulk by right-leaning corporations and foundations to give him an appearance of a huge following.