Tag: Gabon

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba not ashamed of father’s wealth: When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba not ashamed of father’s wealth: When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him

Not a day goes by in the world of politics without controversy. President Obama welcomed President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon to the White House. His father, the late Omar Bongo, had ruled the tiny rich oil country for 42 years and was one of the richest heads of state in the world. Unfortunately, with […]

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Brown tries to clear his name: Birds sing not because they have answers, but because they have songs

Filed in Current affairs by on August 30, 2010 0 Comments
Brown tries to clear his name: Birds sing not because they have answers, but because they have songs

Former President George W. Bush and former FEMA director Michael Brown will be forever tied to the failure of the federal administration after Katrina devasted the Gulf coast. Five years has already passed, but the memories are still fresh. Believe it or not, Michael Brown is visiting New Orleans for the fifth Katrina anniversary. This man, […]

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Toyota Chief Akio Toyoda Grilled on Capitol Hill: If you are digging a pit for your enemy, don’t make it too deep, you may fall into it.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on February 25, 2010 0 Comments
Toyota Chief Akio Toyoda Grilled on Capitol Hill: If you are digging a pit for your enemy, don’t make it too deep, you may fall into it.

The Toyota president, Akio Toyoda is in hot water. He was grilled by the US Congress about safety and reliability concerns identified in some Toyota automobiles. While the US Congress has the right to question the recent incidents, the general impression is that they are overreacting and are a little too harsh with the world’s premier […]

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US Congress: A forest cannot be cut with a broken axe.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on February 16, 2010 0 Comments
US Congress: A forest cannot be cut with a broken axe.

Republicans and Democrats are quitting the congress. Many of them have announced that they are retiring. The question is, why now? Two explanations are possible: the American people are waking up after long years in a “coma” and people understand better that the American political system is a system of pure corruption. Democrats and Republicans […]

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Obama and the Democrats: If your cornfield is far from your house, the birds will eat your corn.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on January 24, 2010 0 Comments
Obama and the Democrats: If your cornfield is far from your house, the birds will eat your corn.

You do not have to be a psychic or a voodoo priest to predict dark days ahead for the Democrats. Losing Ted Kennedy‘s seat is a sign.  They also showed that they are unable to stay united and on track. For sure they are going to pay very heavily in the next mid-term elections if […]

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A cat keeps its claws inside until it meets a mouse.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on August 20, 2009 0 Comments
A cat keeps its claws inside until it meets a mouse.

In the town hall meetings about health care reform, the depth of anger and animosity between people who speak on behalf of “the American people” and the politicians is difficult to comprehend. The health care reform debates are just excuses for people to express their hate. Comparing the president to Adolf Hitler, or wishing death […]

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The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 24, 2009 0 Comments
The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces.

The world is watching what is going on in Iran, powerless to stop it. It is frustrating to see a young woman on the ground, bleeding and dying, and people being shot. The more violent the terrorists — in this case, the Iranian police and revolutionary guard — the more determined the people are. Riot […]

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Money cannot buy off death.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 9, 2009 0 Comments
Money cannot buy off death.

The longest-serving head of state in the world, Gabonese president Omar Bongo, just passed away in Spain. The controversial leader — symbol of French imperialism in oil producing countries in Africa — was one of the richest heads of state in the world. Gabon is one of the biggest oil producers in Africa for a […]

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Nothing is more contagious than a bad example.

Filed in Current affairs, Justice, Marriage by on April 28, 2009 1 Comment
Nothing is more contagious than a bad example.

The State of Iowa has been in the news lately for allowing same-sex marriage. The State Supreme Court voted unanimously in favor of gay marriage. Definitely, this decision made many sympathizers of gay marriage happy. On the other hand, those who strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman are scratching […]

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You cannot climb a tree with one hand.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on April 13, 2009 0 Comments
You cannot climb a tree with one hand.

The infestation of the Indian Ocean by pirates certainly can affect the world economy. Somalia, a failed state and outlaw country is probably one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Guns and drugs are sources of revenue. Instead of finding a way to rebuild their country, Somalis are choosing terror as a source […]

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