Archive for the ‘WORLD’ Category

It is the function of evil to divide, to alienate people from each other and divide one country from another. The universe, this world and our own lives, are the stage for a ceaseless struggle between hatred and compassion, the destructive and constructive aspects of life. In the end, the evil over which we must […]


Bill Mitchell’s Alternative Olympic Games Medal Tally – 2012 2016 BRAZIL  http://www.billmitchell.org/sport/medal_tally_2016.html Last computed: August 7, 2012 – 12:39 EAST (End of Day 10) 1st (38) Grenada 28 (3) United Kingdom 40 (16) South Africa 45 (1) China 53 (2) United States . OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Aug 14, 2008 @ 13:13 Official medal rankings “only reflect world […]


1. Courage is not the absence of fear – it’s inspiring others to move beyond it 2. Lead from the front – but don’t leave your base behind 3. Lead from the back – and let others believe they are in front 4. Know your enemy – and learn about their favourite sport 5. Keep […]


BBC News is following a container around world for a year to tell stories of globalisation and the world economy – track the BBC Box on a live updating map as it travels the globe. The Box is heading to Japan via the Cape of Good Hope and Singapore with a cargo of monosodium glutamate. […]


Too many refugees denied their rights, despite recent gains – UNHCR’s 76-member Executive Committee @ AGM – Switzerland UNHCR – – The United Nations H? C? Refugee Agency [amazing their website doesn’t say what HC stands for! grrrrrrr High Commissioner? what is a high commisioner? is there a mid & low one too?] LINK – […]


Mayor Johnson – the super flamboyant Londoner’s darling – had the crowd rolling in the isles @ the post Olympic party in Beijing Virtually every single one of our international sports were either invented or codified by the British and I say this respectfully to our Chinese hosts who have excelled so magnificently at ping […]


Photo: The Telegraph – EPA – National Stadium, rehearsal – opening ceremony Architects of stadium: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron from Switzerland Estimated cost of hosting the China Olympics: $44 billion USD – €28.7 billion EUR – ₤22.6 billion GBP – R330.4 billion ZAR A bargain! In a discussion on a BBC World radio […]


On Monday, August 6, 1945, the nuclear[?][atom bomb]weapon Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima by the crew of the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought total casualties to 90,000 – 140,000. Approximately 69% of the city’s buildings were completely destroyed, […]


During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all people live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which […]


A letter of protest to the Japanese Abassador, Akihiko Furuya, mustering indignation at the arrest of Japanese Greenpeace activists in outrageous circumstances. If you’re up with whales and down with thuggish governments, please feel free to send a fax to the embassy.