Stories from 2 November 2005
Chippla's Weblog asks what will come after petroleum? He says there are a number of possibilities such as solar and wind power, fuel cells and nuclear energy and even hydrogen. But according to one Professor Levenspiel when petroleum (crude oil and natural gas) reserves become depleted, the only large-scale alternative...
Mentalacrobatics asks us to guess the Presidents (photo shown of two men wearing ties) which one was George Bush the other Daniel Arap Moi.
Timbuktu Chronicles reports on a microcredit scheme run by an organisation called Kiva. The scheme empowers individuals to make charitable, microfinance loans to rural entrepeneurs. Currently the scheme is only in Uganda
Friends of Ethiopia reports on the clashes between riot police and supporters of the opposition party in Addis Ababa, on Tuesday. The clashes started after police arrested and revoked the licenses of 30 taxi drivers who participated in demonstrations against the government and claimed the elections were rigged. The police...
Glutter feels her blog has a life of its own — and it's not hers anymore.
A post by Curzon at Coming Anarchy on former U.S. defense secretary Robert McNamara's remorse at helping plan the firebombing of Tokyo starts a discussion about war crimes and war criminals.
Responding to a news article about indebted Singaporeans, opposition politician James Gomez says that the promise of continued material growth creates a “false belief that debts accrued now can be cleared in the future.” Stardom Dreamer feels that the only thing wrong with materialism is when one overspends, but rethinks...
Macam-macam's Fabian Foo discusses the results of his very unscientific blog poll asking readers what they thought were the “greatest threats to Southeast Asia.” Bird flu came in first, while “Chinese dominance” came in second.
the leaky pen reflects on Taiwan's “barbershop” brothels and the all-too-human need for sexual comforts.
OakMonster at Thai-Blogs.com explains her royal descent from King Mongkut of Siam.
Last week something extraordinary happened in the Persian blogging community. Mohammad Abtahi, a former vice-president of Iran and an enthusiastic blogger was visiting the eighty-something dissident Grand Ayatollah Montazeri in Qom, a religious city south of Tehran. “How is Mr Abtahi's blog doing,” the Grand Ayatollah jokingly asks during a...
Both No Star Where and The Rice Bowl get caught up in the miraculous sight sweeping Saigon: the statue of the Virgin Mary in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral is apparently crying.
Ben Paarmann discusses why Kazakhstan wants to be friends with everyone.
Oneworld Multimedia has more on the protests in Yerevan to save the city's green spaces.
Blogrel summarizes each Azeri party's views on Nagorno-Karabakh.
An American Dramaturg in Armenia reports on a performance of the Armenian National Dance Company.