Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Out of the office

I'm in Seattle at the moment--that's my current excuse for not being around at the moment--but I wanted to drop in and mention some of the latest news from Zimbabwe (this is actually from Sunday). In my opinion, this may be the worst news of the year. This may serve to perpetuate violence towards thousands, if not millions. And just when there may have been a glimmer of hope for so many people... then again, Mugabe had been actively working to crush that hope.

Since then, there have been just a continuate of what you might expect from Zimbabwe. The opposition presidential candidate seeks refuge in a foreign embassy, fearing his life; Mugabe's goons raid the opposition headquarters, and so on.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Interesting things to keep in mind

I've said this before: continue watching Zimbabwe news. It's so interesting, and terrible at the same time. It's like watching a train crash. Mugabe warns of violence, if he loses the next election. How can you lead a country like that? It's shocking, and indicative of Zimbabwe's current state.

Gotta say, love the Wii. Glad they're selling so well, so consistently, so long.

I never expected to worry about shower curtains.

Catholic bishops speak out against embryonic stem cell research again. EDIT: I thought it was important to include this bit from the article to clarify and emphasize that they're against embryonic stem cell research...
They said the church had no objection to use of stem cells from adult tissues and umbilical cord blood. Nor do they oppose other research that "involves no harm to human beings at any stage of development."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

By the way

I'm still around.

Google now has Google Health in beta. Yay for more free applications and open standards!

And, the fourth edition of D&D recently came out. Can't wait to get a look at that. I don't who to link for that, it's all over.

In other news, the Japanese economy just can't get off the ground... the article is confusing, though. If their concern is that prices are high, shouldn't they raise interest rates to slow inflation? They're not raising rates, so their concern is presumably low investment, but the article doesn't seem to reflect that. They're a little too tight on policy for my tastes.

I urge everyone to follow Zimbabwean news, though it's of particular interest to me, as it portends to me the future of Venezuela.

Speaking of which, Venezuela beat Brazil in soccer for the first time ever! 2-0! I just hope that Venezuela's World Cup qualifier match against Uruguay on Saturday goes well (though, it's admittedly unlikely due to such a new coach).