Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times say Bush and the US would be much better off if they launched a war against poverty, rather than the current nonsense that is supposed to reduce terrorism, but is actually increasing it.
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I subscribe to Japanese prime minister Koizumi’s weekly email magazine “Lion Heart — Message from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi”. It is usually an interesting read. This week it is on the redeployment of Japanese Self Defence Force troops from Iraq, and on his pink shirt – among other things. You can sign up for the [...]
It wasn’t all about the military at Asian Aerospace today. The Airbus A380 was there – an impressive piece of machinery: And in the flesh, sporting the livery of Singapore Airlines (when SIA finally get one, it will be the world’s first in service): These guys were enjoying the airshow. The show didn’t work all [...]
The Asian Aerospace / Asian Defence Technology event at Changi today was more disturbing than enjoyable. What is it with this crazy world? Governments and revolutionaires are willing to pay billions for incredibly sophisticated weapons. If the wealthy countries (especially the US) took only 10% of what they spend on military hardware and spent it [...]
Since the US President influences all of us, and less than half of the eligible voters in the US even bother to turn up to vote, why not let everyone in the world vote for the US president? Any guess what percentage of the vote Bush would get then…?
Saw a disturbing documentary (by Australia’s ABC) recently on the story of biological weapons in the Soviet Union and USA. Having signed non-proliferation treaties in Nixon’s time, both countries went ahead and kept making them anyway. The Soviets had 4000 tonnes of anthrax at the height of the insanity… (It was not clear whether it [...]
Just finished seeing a BBC documentary on North Korea. Highlights: Famine is still widespread. The hatred shown to the US (Bush’s “Axis of Evil” taunt did not help things) The South continues to prop up the North because they don’t want 22 million hungry and poor people streaming across the border if the North collapses. [...]
I enjoyed this: http://johnhoward.blogspot.com/ I miss political humour…
National Geographic is currently running a series on evolution, sponsored by IBM. The series is called “The Genographic Project”. Part of IBM’s input is to provide access to their vast computing resources for unlocking DNA information. The project is tracking DNA markers in peoples across the world and they have determined that humans arose in [...]