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Taking the train to Tibet

Many know Tibet as the Roof of the World. For centuries, Tibet was isolated mostly because it was difficult and time consuming for anyone to go there—even armies. 306 more words


The Chief Whip

Basically, in a nut shell what primary school taught me is, if you were ‘stupid’ you got caned. Period. There was no in between.

Lucky for me, I was one hell of a smart kid, or maybe a coward? 253 more words

Democracy in Hong Kong

When in a place such as Hong Kong, protesters choose the path of civil disobedience, albeit a non-violent form of it, to express their views and in response, Hong Kong’s normally peaceful police emerge in full riot gear and tear gas protesters, something has gone seriously wrong. 997 more words


Nigeria, top oil producer, has 64 million adult illiterates – Official

The National Mass Education Commission, NMEC, says 64 million Nigerian adults are illiterate.

The Chairman of the Governing Board of the commission, Esther Udehi, made this known on Monday in Awka during a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke. 505 more words


The passing scene: Links & comments 9/30/14

Bernie Sanders: Longterm Democratic strategy is “pathetic”, an interview by Thomas Frank for Salon.

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, said the Democratic Party is too beholden to big-money donors to do anything meaningful for working people.  364 more words


Past few days..

Sorry need to have a pause on my last topic, since something way more important is happening right now and on, than my “little trip to Beijing” and not quite sure if we know hows it going to end up. 108 more words