Friday, October 10, 2008

shooting up stream

pietermaritzburg is off the news map!
okay, but what about the congo guys earning a living while waiting for the drc to get back to abnornality?

the fruit and veg sellers selling fine pumpkin to those who get up as the sun shines or the rural horse racers and drag kings next to the duzi?

okay, life goes on and the film is pushed through the m6.

while the hiv rate goes through the roof and mountain rise fills with the human remains. see my series on www.lightstalkers.com/john-robinson and more work will slip through as the sun shines its light on this forgotten space.

j.

shooting up stream

pietermaritzburg is off the news map!
okay, but what about the congo guys earning a living while waiting for the drc to get back to abnornality?

the fruit and veg sellers selling fine pumpkin to those who get up as the sun shines or the rural horse racers and drag kings next to the duzi?

okay, life goes on and the film is pushed through the m6.

while the hiv rate goes through the roof and mountain rise fills with the human remains. see my series on lightstalkers.com/john-robinson and more work will slip through as the sun shines its light on this forgotten space.

j.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

back again

i lost my way up high on the wall, i am back.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

still saying stuff...

"We are back where we started. Sending raw materials out, bringing cheap manufactured goods in. This isn't progress. It is colonialism." WILFRED COLLINS WONANI, head of the Chamber of Commerce in Kabwe, Zambia, where a
Chinese company once manufactured finished cloth but now
exports only raw cotton.

the new colonials...

Slide Show: New Power in Africa
Manufacturing has suffered in Africa as cheap Chinese goods flood the market, eliminating needed jobs.
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/08/20/world/20070820ZAMBIA_index.html?th&emc=th

Saturday, August 18, 2007

the new royals, again...

URL:http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/editorials/article/0,2777,DRMN_23964_5675236,00.html
On the road to ruin in Venezuela

August 17, 2007

Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez likes being president so much he's arranging to stay in charge indefinitely. While this may be good for Chavez's boundless ego, it's bad for Venezuela.

Chavez has presented another rewrite of the country's constitution to the tame National Assembly. This latest version would abolish the current two-term limit and extend a presidential term from six to seven years.

It would also greatly diminish possible challenges to his authority by curbing the powers of elected governors and mayors in favor of local "communal councils" that will be dependent on Chavez for funding. And to secure that funding he is proposing to end the autonomy of the Venezuelan Central Bank. That shortsighted move is bound to weaken the country's currency and isolate it from international financial institutions.

Chavez has already scared off needed foreign investment in Venezuela and especially in its aging oil-industry infrastructure. He has nationalized various industries, and the new constitution would give him still greater powers to appropriate private property.

It is all part of his avowed plan to eradicate capitalism in Venezuela in favor of "21st-Century Socialism," which looks very much like 20th-century socialism with its proven record of failure.

Raid nets 42 vendors

POLICE in Gweru (Zimbabwe) have arrested about 42 vegetable vendors suspected of overcharging, mostly for cabbages and potatoes.

The raid over the Heroes and Defence Force holidays came after vendors at Kudzanayi Long Distance Bus Terminus and other markets around the city centre raised their prices.

The price hikes saw a head of cabbage being sold for $150 000 while a pocket of potatoes was selling at around $1,5 million.

The recommended price for a head of cabbage is $60 000 while a pocket of potatoes should not be sold at more than $600 000.

Acting police spokesperson for Midlands Province Assistant Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said some of the vendors had paid admission of guilt fines while others were expected to appear in court soon for either operating illegally or defying the Government directive to freeze prices. — Midlands Bureau The Herald

and so they said...

"i feel like an asshole, the idiot, because i feel like I am distracting from the other things that are important like global warming and that kind of stuff. I genuinely mean that. And I don't know what to do"... Lindsay Lohan

Rabbit don't run
Recycled vibrators: www.lovehoney.co.uk/rabbit-amnesty/much less disgusting than they sound at first. Because really, ew.

"If you live alone, whose feet will you wash?" - Saint Basil