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More on global population

WILL 9 BILLION PEOPLE MAX OUT THE EARTH’S NATURAL RESOURCES? OR IS OVERCONSUMPTION THE REAL PLANETARY THREAT? The number of people on Earth is expected to grow from 6.5 billion to about 9 billion by 2050. That much is relatively uncontroversial. But recently, we’ve seen disparate views emerge as to how this population growth will […]

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July 10, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: world events  No Comments

Right place, right time… (Olympic torch change)

I was walking up Robie St. today when I saw a large crowd gathering and a man dressed up in all white with a large stick in his hand. As it turned out he was there to receive the flame for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. So, I stopped and took a small video (sorry […]

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November 18, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: canada, world events  No Comments

Missing UN Diplomat

At sometime in December, I’m not too sure about the date, a Canadian diplomat and his aide went missing in Niger. When it broke this was a big story in Canada, but it has since cooled. This is commonly done in the Canadian press to lower tensions and ease rescue/release in kidnapping cases. However, I […]

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December 28, 2008  Tags: ,   Posted in: Africa, world events  No Comments

US politics, kool-aid, Obama and a little linguistics

I assure you that this post is about linguistics just as much as it is about American politics. “…the students go and, sort of, drink the kool-aid of a wonderful speech…” This short quote is from Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell who was trying to convince a group of college students to support Hillary Clinton as […]

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September 1, 2008  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Linguistics, world events  No Comments

This seems to be bigger then I thought…

Hijab Hillary: Mrs. Clinton Wears Muslim Thing! Will the shameful photographs of Democrats wearing “race clothing” ever end? Probably not! Here’s a picture of Hillary wearing the traditional Muslim wife’s “hijab,” which is just one letter away from “jihad.” What terrible opponent is leaking this smear photo on the Internets? The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential […]

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February 26, 2008  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, Tigrigna, world events  No Comments

A small note for the record…

It seems that there a quite a few bloggers who have been calling this (the article that Hillary Clinton is wearing) a Hijab. It’s not a Hijab; it is a traditional dress worn by Christian Eritrean and Ethiopian women.

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February 25, 2008  Tags: ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, world events  One Comment

Hillary lives in a glass house…

This is a language website and I hate people who blog about politics, but I just saw this on the BBC… Robed Obama picture ignites row The photo of Barack Obama was taken during a 2006 trip US Democratic front-runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have traded accusations over a photo of Mr Obama circulating […]

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February 25, 2008  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, world events  4 Comments

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