Stories about Ideas from November, 2007
Ray Hanania performs at the Off the Wall Comedy Club in Palestine and Israel and writes about his experience here.
Dondequiera has “a list of actions, not goals” to help jump-start the Puerto Rican economy.
Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy is back .. and this is the reason for his break.
Jordanian Firas is stunned at his Interior Minister's remarks that Jordanians like fighting.
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 behind the project is to use humor to generate a debate about the situation in Rio de Janeiro: “While politicians...
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 months ago the Comrade decided to take a hiatus from his blog Communist Socks and Boots. Our author Rebekah Heacock sought him out for a conversation about writing, reggae and, naturally, Communism.
“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 set the renewable energy pace for the rest of the region.
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.
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 of the very successful experiment in combating violence in Bogota. His piece was published in a Brazilian broadsheet.
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 we always have plenty of – the Sun!”
Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.
After a mentally unstable father kills his son, then commits suicide, Media Watch asks: “who is ultimately responsible for his (the child's) death?”
“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.
“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 we head out for the battle…”: Guyana-Gyal knows that being nice matters.
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 hurricane season…began?”
Harinjaka writes about tire sandals and other forms of Malagasy ingenuity.
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 they “admire” each other. Ahmadinejad calls Iran a second home for the Venezuelan president, and Chavez offers support to the...
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.
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.
Americans are not as ‘rich’ as they seem, argues Jordanian blogger Hareega.
“May be we should hold an election every year as it would appear that’s the only time when anything gets done, or the public is actually listened to,” writes IMHO.bm, while Politics.bm has some advice for Bermudan politicians on how not to canvass.