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· November, 2007

Stories about Ideas from November, 2007

Israel/Palestine: Off the Wall Comedy

Ray Hanania performs at the Off the Wall Comedy Club in Palestine and Israel and writes about his experience here.

Puerto Rico: Jump-Starting the Economy

Dondequiera has “a list of actions, not goals” to help jump-start the Puerto Rican economy.

Egypt: Back to Blogging

Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy is back .. and this is the reason for his break.

Jordanians and Fighting

Jordanian Firas is stunned at his Interior Minister's remarks that Jordanians like fighting.

Brazil: War in Rio

The blog War in Rio, o Jogo [pt], which defines itself as “a manifest game and a bad taste joke”, has been quickly gaining popularity. Inspired by Wargaming, the idea...

Uganda: Ten questions with the Comrade

Beloved by the blogren for his prolific, provocative comments and his endless, passionate devotion to North Korea, the 27th Comrade was until recently one of Uganda's most active bloggers. Two...

Bahamas: Renewable Energy

“Since we rely heavily on tourism, we are especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of petroleum use”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that the island has the potential to...

Jamaica: My Jamaica

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.

Brazil: Blogger is awarded prize for investigation

Eduardo Machado, one of the editors of PEbodycount [pt], received an Investigative Journalism award for his special report ‘Colombia Plan: A Manual Against Violence’, the first account in the country...

Haiti: Going Solar?

Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that...

Bahamas: Paradise Lost?

Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.

Trinidad & Tobago: Murder/Suicide

After a mentally unstable father kills his son, then commits suicide, Media Watch asks: “who is ultimately responsible for his (the child's) death?”

Trinidad & Tobago: Road Rage

“When we repeatedly inflict harm upon each other’s psyches, we must expect the results to be terrible”: Ramblings and Reason blogs about road rage in Trinidad and Tobago.

Guyana: Niceties

“We the people of Guyana declare war on bad manners. We the people didn’t really know who we had to fight. We did forget to look in the mirror before...

Anguilla: Near-Disaster?

As abandoned pilings are washed out to sea, threatening vessels and Disaster Preparedness teams, Corruption-free Anguilla asks: “Was there no agency with the authority to order their removal before the...

Madagascar: Malagasy ingenuity

Harinjaka writes about tire sandals and other forms of Malagasy ingenuity.

Ahmadinejad and Chavez: “Love is in the air”

Last week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made his fourth visit to Tehran in two years to sign more economic agreements with Iran. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Chavez, say...

China: New York Charging Bull hits public

Critiques on Chinese tourists’ vulgar behaviors and ignorance of public rules on foreign land have been all-too-familiar. But this time, the Charging Bull sculpture in Wall-street aroused netizens’ different voices.

Bahrain: The Comeback Podcast

Bahraini blogger emoodz posts his ‘weekly’ podcast after a long break. In his bilingual (Arabic/English) chat, Mohammed Al Maskati touches on local politics and the value of work.

Jordan: Americans Not Too Rich

Americans are not as ‘rich’ as they seem, argues Jordanian blogger Hareega.

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