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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Congrats to re-elected US President: Barack Hussein Obama.

I don't think he should be ashamed or feel guilty for his middle name anymore!

But there is one note about the recent US Presidential elections, despite a still flagging economy and seemingly lowering American world stature, Americans took the idea of the American Dream in that of Pres. Obama and what he as President stood for.

I guess that is one thing we should never sell short. The idea that the American Dream in that you can make it and have a shot at it in America, lives on and is stronger than their problems or current circumstances.

There was no way possible Mitt Romney- the GOP candidate- could have won on that score. You know why? Because he appeared to be a part of the same old, same old. Nothing path breaking about him when pitted against Pres. Obama's exceptionality.

Another thing of note is that now, finally, the GOP should begin to court African Americans and Latinos and even Asians as a priority. I think the racial barriers need to come down first, and not necessarily the other social items to which liberals stand for- gender issues and socialist principles.

I happen to feel that Blacks and Latinos have more socially to identify within the GOP than they do with the Democrats.

Well, for now, congrats to the Pres. Obama and his re-election. May God continue to guide him, through all that he does.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ok... a little late with posting a great deal of material, so bear with me!

Hi all,

Wow... I have not posted anything since July 18th. It's really bad man, really bad. I forget about my blog- which has brought me so much fame from these writings.

There has been alot of things going on, most of which the government in The Bahamas- my country- has changed. So, I have new responsibilities- not that I'm a government employee, but it's just the way things happen.

Anyways... what about the attack that killed US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens? (RIP)

Apparently, he was killed in the attack- smoke inhalation- after protesters set fire to the US Embassy compound, destroying the entire thing. (a short video on youtube was posted by protesters dragging Ambassador Stevens out of the compound, but he was still alive... they were screaming that "he is alive" and thanking God that he was.

There is a man wanted for questioning in organizing this attack in Libya. Apparently, he was a former Gitmo detainee who was released into the custody of the Libyan authorities prior to Qaddafi being ousted- he was supposed to be kept in jail.

In any case, the official line- and impetus for the attack- was that it was sparked by a 15 min trailer of a movie produced by an American independent film maker, where the Prophet Mohammad, was mocked and put into a situation where he was called a racist and a homosexual as well as a pedophile. (yea... that would do it)

So, as you can imagine, Muslims were livid. Thus leading to the attack in Libya, and the protests in other Arab/Middle Eastern countries. (which is quite unfortunate)...

Suffice to say that the US has not retaliated as yet. Probably not going to be anything until after the US Presidential elections in November- which by all intents and purposes, seems as if Mr. Obama is going to win in a very easy election. Even these recent attacks, which hit at the core of his foreign policy endeavours and his bonafides on national security, won't put a dent into his campaign armour.

More from me later... hope I got the more salient points on the recent protests.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Syrian Defence Minister killed in blast.

Ok... either the USofA, NATO or Israel is giving the Liberation of Damascus army assistance. You just don't "kill" the Defence Minister of a country, one such as Syria, without a little bit of help. For the mere fact that these Syrian insurgents are keeping this thing going should give you an idea that they are externally funded- to the hilt!

Yahoo link

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Egypt has a new president.

The Egyptian elections are finally over. Yahoo Newslink

I guess it's over, for now. Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist, won by nearly 52% of the vote. Hosni Mubarak's prime minister, Ahmed Safiq, garnered 48.3% of the vote.

This ends the end of military rule in Egypt after the protests that ousted former president Mubarak out of power.

Good news for the people of Egypt!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Exchange!

Hi all,

I'm going to be on ZNS TV13, Nassau, Bahamas on "The Exchange" a new talk show hosted by Dr. Ian Strachan from the College of The Bahamas.

It first airs tonight at 9:00pm on said channel, then it airs again at 12:00pm again. So, please, stay tuned....


Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Bahamian Goverment!

Ten days ago, May 7th, 2012 The Bahamas elected a new government, led by the Right. Honourable Perry G. Christie. Congrats to my home town. The victory was a kind of vindication for Mr. Christie having being beaten by the then former prime minister and now former prime minister, the Right. Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham, 2007.

Having said all of that I wish the new government all the best success. The victory was a landslide, having won 29 out of the 38 seats available. The Bahamian people have spoken, God is with them.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Former Premier, Turks and Caicos Islands- warrant out for the arrest of Michael Misick!

Just when you thought it was over, they came right back again. See here an article from the Jamaica Gleaner, stating that Michael Misick has been issued a Red Notice (provisional warrant for those facing extradition) for his arrest by Interpol. Jamaica Gleaner  

Can't say we have not warned him, he was out of order for years now. Since he was ousted back in, 2009 he has been on the lamb and away from the authorities.

Just a refresher: Here is an article I wrote back on this blog and appeared in tyhe TCI Net News in November, 2008 about the issues Misick was facing. My piece on Misick in 2008  

It wasn't good then and it ain't good now!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Brazil is on the queit!

There is nothing much to report on Brazil as of late, aside from the issue of two key resignations of cabinet ministers this last year: Defence Minister, Nelson Jobim and Labour Minister Carlos Lupi. This year has seen the resignation of Mario Negromonte, Minister of Transport.

The instability of President Rousseff's cabinet is absolutely insane. When things happen like this, so early in the game for a first time president- whether it is in the developed world or a developing country like Brazil, which can be classified as a BRIC, medium sized country- it means one of two things: 1. the ministers and personnel were thrust upon a leader and that leader was forced to work with these people and their imperfections and they too were ill-equipped for handling the task at hand; or 2. the president, him/her self, is corrupt and using his/her ministers as scapegoats for his or her wrong doings (which is a highly unlikely scenario). Either which way, it's not good to see this play out. Because the very next question is with regard to "when will the other resignations happen, and why?".

Needless to say that these are very interesting times in Brazilian politics. But the country has remained stable, which is pretty much fine with the rest of Latin America.

What's surprising through it all is that Brazil is not undertaking a massive food aid programme worth over $2 million dollars with cooperation from the FAO, which is pegging food assistance to developing countries in need in Africa-Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal.

This is a good thing. Brazil is taking a page out of China's book with regard to developmental aid in Africa, even though this input is rather small.

Another issue which should have regional heads turning; Brazil is now in the process of increasing its arms and defence production in the Latin American region. America must be pleased (not!). The intent is to capture the Latin American market in defence and also produce economies of scale to mass production in arms globally. Interesting!

Well, that's it for them, now!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

GOP Presidential race heating up...

Never have I been so amazed at a bunch of men, rushing to NOT be the President of he USofA as I have seen with the current crop of GOP (Republican) candidates.

Here we have it, down to the big three + 1. Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts; Newt Gingrich, former congressman and Speaker of the House; and Former Senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum. The + 1 is the perpetual candidate, Ron Paul.

Well, we know it took is quite some time to go to this point. The only other potential winner was taken out to the barn yard and shot, PR wise- Governor of Texas, Rick Perry. He simply was not presidential material and could not stand the test of time and has thrown his endorsement behind Newt Gingrich.

The other potential winner, Herman Cain, a business man, was sent back to his home in disgrace. He has now come out in support of Newt Gingrich as well.

The supposed front-runner, Mitt Romney, had taken a beating over the last few weeks due to a surge by former Speaker of the House, Gingrich, who maintained a blistering attack!

As I type, Governor Romney has just now won the Florida Caucus over Gingrich and Santorum. This was after he had lost the South Carolina caucus to Gingrich a few weeks back.

But, after all of the damage that each are doing to the other, what shape would they be in to take on President Obama? They are weakening themselves.

So, as it appears, attack ads aren't that effective in Florida. More on this as things develop...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I never wished Happy New Year... 2012!

Well, Happy New Year. And what better way to start the year than with a bit of fear in the air... Happy 2012, anyways! :-)

China and Russia may go to war if sanctions in Iran remain constant. Sad...