Tuesday, April 29, 2008
It's weird because siya lang ang naka-pants. siguro ayaw niya ipakita ang legs niya sa media.
It's like taking advice from Jeremiah Wright on race relations, or Karl Rove on running a clean campaign.
And elections won't solve anything if the COMELEC is still in the tank for Arroyo and many of the cheaters working for the COMELEC are still there and remain unpunished. Something he conveniently forgot to mention. No amount of window dressing can substitute for a good house cleaning.
And if you're going to repeat Arroyo's talking points like "the system is the problem, not her" OR the other one "the alternatives to replace Arroyo are worse", please have the humility not to lecture us anymore about your crap.
(now back to my regular NBA viewing)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
* Pwede ring VP.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot, law-enforcement sources said.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
As the world's population continues to grow toward a projected 9 billion people by the early 2040s, the demand for food, fresh water and energy will grow with it. At the same time, supplies (water, in particular) are shrinking. So, does it really make it sense to suddenly accelerate the use of crops to produce fuel to satisfy our seemingly endless demand for energy? Of course not, especially when you consider the amount of water it takes to produce that fuel by current processes. The obvious answer to that question raised by Dennis Avery is an emphatic no.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
And, as Petraeus is fond of saying, the enemy gets a vote in U.S. strategy. Will al-Qaeda, the Taliban or Iraqi insurgents see it in their interest to go on the attack against Americans to try to influence the campaign and November's elections? If so, in what direction?
Would Iran welcome a newly elected President Obama with a nuclear enrichment freeze or -- more likely -- by testing him by moving identifiable Iranian militia units into Basra province on a large scale, as some Persian Gulf Arab states may fear? Or if it is President McCain, will the ayatollahs show something like the Reagan reflex? After all, they greeted the election of a conservative hard-liner in 1980 by releasing U.S. hostages.
-- Jim Hoagland, Washington Post April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
These days you hear a lot about the world financial crisis. But there’s another world crisis under way — and it’s hurting a lot more people.
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I’m talking about the food crisis. Over the past few years the prices of wheat, corn, rice and other basic foodstuffs have doubled or tripled, with much of the increase taking place just in the last few months. High food prices dismay even relatively well-off Americans — but they’re truly devastating in poor countries, where food often accounts for more than half a family’s spending.
read the whole thing. (via instapundit) More:
Where the effects of bad policy are clearest, however, is in the rise of demon ethanol and other biofuels.
The subsidized conversion of crops into fuel was supposed to promote energy independence and help limit global warming. But this promise was, as Time magazine bluntly put it, a “scam.”
This is especially true of corn ethanol: even on optimistic estimates, producing a gallon of ethanol from corn uses most of the energy the gallon contains. But it turns out that even seemingly “good” biofuel policies, like Brazil’s use of ethanol from sugar cane, accelerate the pace of climate change by promoting deforestation.
And meanwhile, land used to grow biofuel feedstock is land not available to grow food, so subsidies to biofuels are a major factor in the food crisis. You might put it this way: people are starving in Africa so that American politicians can court votes in farm states.