[…] For #writers #skepticism is a #natural, inevitable thing. It is our...– Nick Burd
Love is in the Air
#Funny #Ethiopian #political #satire: The #Cadre’s #Love #Letter.
What makes one artist a legend and another with equal or more talent obscure? ...– The Gentle Crooner: The Life and Times of Menelik Wossenachew — more @HorizonEthiopia
#Jazzmaris performing in France, fusing #Ethiopian songs n Jazz! Great music! This particular song is an improvisation of Lanchi Biye, an old Amharic tune by Menelik Wesinachew (RIP).
Porn in Indonesian Parliament →
Lawmaker Arifinto of the Prosperous Justice Party was caught on camera watching porn on his tablet computer during a parliament hearing. A photographer managed to zoom in and show to the whole country that a parliament member of a conservative party that had pushed hard for a controversial anti porn bill was watching naked women at a time when he was supposed to represent the people who had...
The #Europeans have had 500 years of making it good in #Africa & failed...– One of the online responses to Current TV documentary: Chinatown, Africa.
#Life will not wait forever for #you to get on board…you have to chase after...– GD
“If I don’t rule the #country, then nobody rules it.” — B.T. #Costantinos, Speaking on the African enlightenment and political dilemma, @TEDx #Addis
In “#Chinatown, #Africa”, Vanguard correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Angola to investigate China’s rapidly growing presence in Africa. While many welcome China’s investment, others see reason for concern. Chinatown, Africa is revealing look at a growing superpower’s adventures abroad.
Livelihoods Information Food Energy @TEDx Johannesburg
[…] A true #friend is somebody who has the courage to tell you what nonsense you are, and still be loving and nice to you. You’re always making friends among those who support your way of thinking, feeling, understanding, liking, disliking, isn’t it? […] But a friend is [also] somebody who constantly pulls your ego down and dances upon it. […] In just trying to maintain some...
Why I Am a Male #Feminist →
[…] I grew to resent my father’s dominance in the household, even though I loved him as dearly as I loved my mother. His anger and intimidation shut down my mother, sister and me from freely expressing our opinions whenever they didn’t sit well with his own. Something about the inequity in their relationship felt unjust to me, but at that young age, I couldn’t...
Do you know what #you are? You are a #marvel. You are #unique. In all the...– Pablo Casals
#Ethiopia and #South #Korea: Strengthening... →
#Addis #Ababa: South #Korean President Lee Myung-bak, [visiting Ethiopia], agreed to provide active support for Ethiopia’s economic development, pledging to significantly boost relations with the African nation that helped save the South from North Korea’s invasion 60 years ago. In summit talks with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Lee expressed gratitude for Ethiopia’s...
A man who is too #modest goes #hungry. (TeGderDari TsOm Adaari.)– #Ethiopian #Proverb
Former #First #Lady #Betty #Ford (Rip) →
Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don’t say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it. She mused that living together before marriage might be wise, thought women should be drafted into the military if men were, and spoke up unapologetically for abortion rights, taking a position contrary to the president’s. “Having babies is a blessing, not a duty,”...
Interesting #names ...
Shel Silverstein Tupac Shakur Khalil Gibran Sarah Flower Adams Roger McGough Pablo Neruda William Shakespeare Robert Frost William Wordsworth John Keats Rabindranath Tagore Charles Bukowski Emily Dickinson Langston Hughes William Blake William Butler Yeats Maya Angelou Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Alfred Lord Tennyson Rainer Maria Rilke Percy Bysshe Shelley Dylan Thomas Edgar...
#South #Sudan, World's #Newest #African #Nation →
[…] breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of millions. In the new country’s capital, Juba, streets pulsed with excitement. Residents danced, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world’s newest president, Salva Kiir. One man kneeled and kissed the ground as a group ran through the streets singing “We will never,...
Sometimes the notes are ferocious, skirmishes against the author raging along...– Marginalia, by Billy Collins … such an awesome poem!
#Billy #Collins →
His #poetry: my #newfound #addiction.
New #Somali PM vows to fight militants →
A recent attempt to clean up Somalia’s weak government and fight militants suffered a set back after a U.N.-backed deal allowed the country’s president and parliament speaker to oust a popular prime minister who was pushing for reforms. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Harvard-educated Somali-American, was recently put in office as the new transitional prime minister. He will help appoint...
#USA's Most #Beautiful #Landmarks →
From soaring man-made monuments to jaw-dropping natural landforms, the U.S. has a wealth of beautiful landmarks. — More @ Yahoo Travel
#Car #Buying #Rip-offs →
Relying on a salesperson to choose the best car for you, instead of doing your own homework, is possibly the worst kind of car-buying rip-off and there’s no-one to blame but yourself. — Read the rest @ Yahoo.com
#Confessions: 10 reasons why #men #cheat →
To compliment the earlier post on women… Reason #9: She cheated on you So you found out your lady was being unfaithful, and the only way you can relieve your anger is by doing the same. For many men, this is the only way to get back at their cheating girlfriends and even the score. Some men might even cheat to get back at all the cheating women they’ve had the misfortune of dating...
#Confessions: 7 reasons why #women #cheat →
Reason #1: There’s no passion “I had been with John for about three years — he was a really nice guy, and I enjoyed being with him, but there wasn’t a ton of passion. Most everyone we knew had gotten engaged, and though John would have proposed in a second, whenever he brought it up, I’d change the subject. I took a trip to Australia for work and while I was gone, I got together with a...
#Farewell #My #Concubine →
#Hong #Kong , 1993 Directed by #Chen #Kaige. Farewell My Concubine is the story of two actors of the Peking (Beijing) Opera, told with the sweeping historical backdrop of China in the 20th Century. We see them through nearly the entire span of their lives. We see their greatest triumphs and their greatest failures, while China herself alternates between rejecting them and embracing them, until...
The #Chinese #Communist #Party →
Want to know what happens these days within a Chinese Communist Party cell? Party members at the Jinxin Garden apartments get together once a month to discuss their volunteer projects, like raising money for earthquake victims and preventing neighborhood robberies. Or they plan excursions, such as a trip last week from their southern Beijing suburb to the Olympic stadium for a concert honoring...
Truth, my friend, is a risky business.– Fela Kuti, a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, …