Zimbabwe’s Hyperinflation 101

The BBC is running a great article on how Zimbabwe’s economy, which is the worst performing economy in the world, came to its current state. With serious food shortages and an inflation rate that has reached 5000%, the Zimbabwean government introduced a 200,000 Zimbabwe dollar note this week. It is interesting to note that as…

Shocking Sexual Atrocities Being Committed in Congo

“Sexual atrocities in Congo’s volatile province of South Kivu extend “far beyond rape” and include sexual slavery, forced incest and cannibalism”. Yakin Ertuk, the United Nation’s special investigator for violence against women I have come to the conclusion that a great evil has settled over the Congo. Honestly, I cannot describe it any other way…

That Tragedy Called Central African Republic…

Image: IHT -( By Michael Kamber for The New York Times) “The rumble of engines, any engines, is the signal for the villagers here to flee, leaving behind smoldering pots of wild roots and leaves, a meager afternoon meal. Their haste was so great on a recent afternoon that they left something else behind —…

That Feeling of Blah…

These past couple of evenings, I have been feeling rather blah… I feel like I have a lot of stuff that I want to get done, stuff that I have been neglecting for the past few weeks due to being really busy. However, now that I don’t have much work related pressure and I can…

UN Peace Keepers Behaving Badly

Ok, this is getting to be rather ridiculas… First we heard about the allegations of sexual misconduct (to put it mildly) by UN peace keepers stationed in the Ivory Coast. Then we heard the same in Congo, in Cambodia and in Haiti. How we hear the Moroccan peace keepers are at it in Ivory Coast……

As Human Beings Sink Deeper Into the Cess Pool of Inhumanity…

Further proof that human beings continue to sink deeper into the cesspool of inhumanity and callousness… Three reports within these past two or so weeks showing how human beings will go, for almost no other reason seemingly than for the pleasure of it, to watch the suffering of animals that have done nothing to them,…

DJ Bailey on 1Xtra: 15-July-2007

Once again another superb show put on by Bailey on his weekly drum and bass show on BBC’s digital radio station, 1Xtra. On this weeks show, my favorite tracks played where D Bridge – Freedom Club (Exit Dub) Break & Silent Witness – Kick Back (Quarantine Dub) I was having problems with the network so…

DJ Flight on 1Xtra: 11-July-2007

Image Source: DJ Flight’s MySpace Page Its been awhile since I posted my regular updates on my favorite Drum and Bass shows… these being ‘Future beatz‘ hosted by DJ Flight and ‘Intabeatz‘ hosted by DJ Bailey, both on the digital radio station, 1Xtra. In addition, there is the Fabio and Grooverider weekly drum and bass…

Pricess Ida at the Rep

Seattle Repertory Theatre Originally uploaded by andai. I just got back from the Leo Kreielsheimer Theatre a.k.a Bagley Wright Theatre a.k.a. Seattle Repertory Theatre where the Seattle Repertory Theatre staged an excellent production of “Princess Ida”, a really goofy/funny Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera production that first run at the Savoy Theatre on January 5,…

This Generation Has Lost its Soul

I have come to believe that this generation living in this age, has lost its soul… I truly believe the people have almost lost the ability to love, to empathize, to care and sacrifice for the good of others. It seems to me that the world is heading towards lawlessness and the love of many…

Stupid Debts and A Nation of Drunkards…

The Changing World (BBC) did an excellent 2 part series on the modern Alcohol culture in the UK, Kenya and India and the industry both commercial and domestic behind the alcohol abuse epidemic… You can download the podcast from here