Yes, the Brazilians are still the centerpiece of South American economic growth, yet there are competitors arising. While Venezuala faces a period of uncertainty with the potential replacement of Hugo Chavez, Argentina offers a renewed challenge to the Falklands under Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Europe reminds many historians of conditions during the 1930s. Economically depressed countries are embracing extremist political parties with racial divide, riots, and anger as the symptoms. Currently, most of the population is aware of the European debt crisis. Although a serious as the economic crisis is, the side effects of lower economic output can be more serious.
To stray from the Predictions of 2013 series, I did an infographic of the gun control debate raging in the US, along with some statistics. The objectives of Obama gun control rules come plainly from the White House publication on the topic. As one can see, the proposed regulations are quite practical.
Egypt has often been the focus of news in Africa as of late. The removal of Mubarak and election of Mohammed Morsi has proven to be an interesting turn of events, but the excitement is far from over. Morsi symbolically removed ties from the Muslim Brotherhood, but that move hardly removes the influence the party has on the President.
Often, articles will be conclusions with a few supporting facts that will often sway the reader. I find this problematic for two reasons. First, the reader does not have the chance to fully understand the topic because no background is given. Secondly, the reader doesn't really have an opportunity to disagree with the writer's conclusion if the reader has little to no knowledge of the topic.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
|Not exactly advocates of freedom of speech.|
|I don't think this guy likes Toyota.|
|This is the result of this chaos.|
Basically, the protests aren’t a reflection of Islam or a movie that mocks it; it’s a reflection of deteriorating geopolitical and economic conditions in the Middle East.
The Middle East has many problems, and one of them is not a 14 minute YouTube video. Hopefully the leaders and people can recognize this, and the needless deaths of diplomats such as Chris Stevens will not occur again.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
|When I use quotation marks in this post|
I am quoting from Mitt Romney's website.
|Easy to see why Republicans don't like |
Regulation - quite expensive.
|How did it come to this? Well, public sector unions are just as |
(if not more)greedy as "Fat Cats" (left wing term for bankers).
However, Romney has a record of running Bain Capital, something Obama cannot even come close to when it comes to experience. Regardless of what the media will say about Bain, it is an esteemed organization of intellectual professionals who know how to get things done. Romney’s experience in running a large organization is unquestionable.
|What's America doing while the rest of the world signs Free Trade |
Agreements? Debating between legitimate and illegitimate rape.
|I think they want the Americans to leave.|
|Social Security and Medicare are 40% of |
|Just shut up. Seriously.|
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
|Well I never said I was a fan of affirmative action,|
just that the Democrats supported it
|Kerr-Mills was different from Social Security as there|
was no mandatory enrolment. It provide funds
to state's who could not fully afford to provide health care to
those who could not afford it.
|Read the history for yourself|
|They're mostly the same people.|
|Ronald Reagan: Republican Rockstar|
|Triple Facepalm: "
No, raising taxes to ridiculous levels like|
France has is not the answer, Britain already has tried that and has
lowered their tax rates to try and decrease tax evasion. "
|I'll just leave this here.|
Monday, 27 August 2012
|Warning: This article does not mention|
Joe Biden. Why? He's irrelevant.
|"Why do you hate me? I'm a |
Republican under Ike's definition"
So why in the name of Barack Hussain Obama should you vote Democrat?
|"But..they need to go even lower!"|
|Sorta seems like the reverse is happening. Could|
higher taxes mean more economic growth?
Honestly, I have no idea how the post 60s Republicans became known as good with money.
|A Paul Ryan supporter.|
|So is Romney for, or against? |
I don't think he even knows.
It is humorous that Republicans are more apt to attend strip clubs than Democrats, and actually spend thrice as much money while at them. This is same party which under Tom Buchanan sees as the defender of American family values.
Besides not wanting a Republican President, why else vote Democrat? Well, Obama has done a decent job from the mess he was handed – in terms of the economy. He’s attempting to re-regulate Wall Street with the Dodd-Frank Bill - which is a legislative mess admittedly. This comes after repealing the Glass Steagall act in 1999, which created a mess as it removed the separation between commercial banking and investment banking (Yeah, Paul Ryan voted for this). Additionally Obama did cut taxes for small businesses through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
|More expensive than Obama thought.|
|Legislators are just salivating about |
introducing laws to the internet.
So there it is, if you’re voting Democrat those most likely are at least some of your reasons. In summarization: Mitt Romney’s floppiness on issues, idiotic Republican statements and extremism, Obama’s decent (not great, not bad) record, and hedging your bets to prevent another partisan driven legislative gridlock.
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Friday, 10 August 2012