Saturday, August 17, 2013

Anthony "Carlos Danger" Weiners anyone?

On a Saturday afternoon light note: check-out this story from ABC news:

Anthony Weiner may be lagging in the race for New York City mayor, but he is winning in another area — hot dog marketing.

The  delicious combination of Anthony Weiner’s name and his sexually suggestive Twitter antics were apparently too good to pass up for one Florida marketing man, who has joined forces with an Illinois hot dog company to create a hot dog brand called Carlos Danger Weiners, which he has incorporated into the company Carlos Danger LLC.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Africa Business Center: Towards Sustainable Development

VENTURES AFRICA – Since 1800’s the world has seen two great middle class expansions, and in Africa we are trying to grow and live through a third.

As a result of the nineteenth century industrial revolution created a substantial Western European and American middle class. This growth continued post the WWII – a trajectory that included Japan. Today this is happening in the emerging markets (EMs).

In Asia alone, 525 million people can already count themselves middle class — more than the European Union’s total population. Over the next two decades, the middle class is expected to expand by another three billion, coming almost exclusively from the emerging world.

By 2030, so many people (we hope) will have escaped poverty that the balance of geopolitical power will have changed completely, and global trade patterns will changed based on the new shape of things transpiring in global politics, affecting global business. read more

Tea Party bites the hands that fed them

TP governs by threats
During the summer of 2009 the GOP tapped into the xenophobic zeitgeist (irrational hatred and fear of all things or people non-white or liberal) of their before dormant Tea Party leaning voters.

With the help of the John Birch Society (radical right wingers)  Koch brothers and the GOP propaganda machine, FOX news, they encouraged, aided and abetted the craziest of the crazy -- hell most of these folks have not recovered from the South losing the Civil War --  to yell at the top of their non-intellectual minds