Could It Be That President Obama Is An Alien?

November 16, 2011

Could It Be That President Obama Is An Alien?

Anonymous writes: Scary, when you think about it: why is it that no one from President Barack Obama’s past has come forward to talk about the old days? I hadn’t thought about this but then it hit me: where are Obama’s past girlfriends? Surely he must have had at least one or two. But no, no past female companions popping up anywhere. Strange, strange to the point of being downright weird! OK, this is just plain old common sense, with no political agendas tied in: American citizens usually know every little tidbit about their presidents, and their wives. Everyone knows that Andrew Jackson’s wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery, or that Abraham Lincoln never went to school or John Kennedy wore a back brace or Harry Truman played the piano. We are Americans,... 

One Of Our Readers Gets Cocky. And Sends Us His Thoughts On The Coalition Government

May 17, 2010

One Of Our Readers Gets Cocky. And Sends Us His Thoughts On The Coalition Government

Thomas Mathew writes: One of our readers, Bill, has sent us a piece, accompanying it with a health warning: ‘fraid you’ll have to be British to get the value of it – sorry.’ Having glanced through the article we realised that being not British we couldn’t understand a single word in it. But we still decided to post it and see who gets it. Bill writes: Britain’s long, national nightmare of not knowing who was going to govern them, was over in a flash (last week) as the nation was once again placed in the safe, reliable hands of some vaguely effeminate public school boys. After three years of being governed by a rough, nasty boy from a state school, who shouted at everyone and didn’t like custard, Britain hopes it can now introduce both the prime minister and deputy prime minister... 

One Of Our Readers Sends Us His Prayer

May 2, 2010

One Of Our Readers Sends Us His Prayer

Thomas Mathew writes: Our regular reader, Robert, sent us a prayer that he picked up from the web. And we decided to post it. Dear Lord, I know that I haven’t talked to You that much, but this past 12 months You have taken away: my favourite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favourite actress, Farah Fawcett, my favourite musician, Michael Jackson, and my favourite salesman, Billy Mayes. I just wanted to let You know that my favourite politicians are Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. – End – Amen  Read More →

A Radical Solution To America’s Insolvent Financial System

September 18, 2009

A Radical Solution To America’s Insolvent Financial System

Mansoor H. Khan writes, in response to our article on banking: The core problem of the banking system in the United States (and maybe the world’s banking system as a whole) is not liquidity but insolvency. The liabilities of the U.S. banking sector exceeds the value of its assets. The issue is not only the toxic assets (toxic mortgage backed securities, toxic commercial real estate loans, sub-prime mortgages, alt-A loans, adjustable loans likely to go bust, increase in prime mortgage default rates, etc) but also off-balance sheet liabilities (such as expected huge unaccounted for future derivatives losses).This means that bailouts are just beginning and will require bigger and bigger sums of taxpayers’ money as time goes on. The government will resort to borrowing more and more... 

We Present A Comment On Our Article About Global Warming

September 7, 2009

We Present A Comment On Our Article About Global Warming

Today we post a comment to Martin McCauley’s article Global Warming: It’s A Myth by one of our readers, Chuck D. We thought it might interest some people. Chuck D writes: This is an exercise for the two days that I been investigating the findings regarding Global Warming. Prior to this, I was also assigned to work with my group in EE183-Engineering Ethics to research on solutions that mitigate and counter Global Warming. I assumed the position of verifying if Global warming is an actual problem to be concerned about. It would be quite pointless to think of a solution for a fictitious problem, don’t you think? It appeared that within a class of 30 students, I was the only to cast doubt on the issue. But it was a class project, in term of ethics, my need to get the assignment... 

Our Reader Calls On People To Check Their Receipts

August 16, 2009

Our Reader Calls On People To Check Their Receipts

Today we are posting a comment by one of our readers, Chris Poston, who has written to us in response to our article called, I Will Never Again Buy Anything At Boots The Chemist. Ever. We will send Chris a voucher to the value of £20 which can be used in the chemist Bliss, once he sends us his address as comment to the recent announcement to readers. Chris writes: I have just returned from a four day break mear Dartmouth and the weather was very good, so good that my wife quickly got sunburnt as she is very fair skinned, so a quick call into Boots, Dartmouth to purchase some Aloa Vera soothing gel at £5.99 a bottle + two reduced items at £1.10 each totalling £8.19. The till totalled this up to £12.49 !!!!! and when we brought it to the attention of a more senior female assistant... 

The End Of The World? Not Today

August 10, 2009

The End Of The World? Not Today

Gren-Hilda Duval de Villeneuve writes: Today, in South Africa, we have a public holiday, and notwithstanding the fact that we have far too many of them for our fragile economy to handle, it is a glorious day! It is a winter’s day that would fool you into thinking it was midsummer, and the sun is heavenly on bare skin that has been oppressed by many layers of clothing for too long. Bare feet shiver in delight with the energy of the earth.This all sounds very wonderful, and it is, but why is it the best day of my life? What life changing moment have I experienced today? Did I win the lottery? Did something momentous happen to a member of my family? No, it is just an ordinary, if lovely, sunny day. And I have not even had a glass of wine yet! The fact is that we are constantly being bombarded... 

A Passionate Comment From One Of Our Readers

August 1, 2009

A Passionate Comment From One Of Our Readers

We have received a passionate comment to our article on charity from one of readers in South Africa and we decided to post it as a separate piece. Here it is: Maybe you have opened a floodgate, but here goes. Your discussion on charity had me thinking how awful it is that we are so scared of getting personally involved, and the worst thing is that we are right to be cautious. I do not give money, unless I know the charity well, which is possible as I am from a small town, but will give food to a feeding scheme, for example. It also made me think of something else you wrote, about the older you get, the less friends you need. My husband and I have always felt that way, as friends always seem to end up causing grief. But how awful is it that we can’t make connections with each other, without... 

We Present The Latest Comments By Our Readers

April 25, 2009

We Present The Latest Comments By Our Readers

We have received quite a few comments on our piece Jacob Zuma Is Zooming Into The Presidency Of South Africa. Is This A Good Thing. Thecave writes: ‘I’m a South African going to the polls today. Your article gives a fair appraisal of where South Africa is at. The one consolation for having an uneducated, unwise, backward man of dubious morality in the presidency is that the last guy was so bad, it’s hard to imagine Zuma being worse. Thabo Mbeki drove the dream of the rainbow nation straight off a cliff, with a Harvard examination estimating that 300,000 people are dead in South Africa who would be alive today if not for Mbeki’s refusal to accept the science (and blatantly obvious consequences) of HIV. ‘Furthermore, he ran the civil service as a jobs-for-pals racket that... 

We Present Some Of Our Most Recent Readers’ Comments

April 23, 2009

We Present Some Of Our Most Recent Readers’ Comments

We have received loads of comments in the past several days. Must be something in air. But we are always grateful to people who write to us, even if they disagree strongly with what we say.In response to our piece, Jacob Zuma Is Zooming Into The Presidency of South Africa. Is It A Good Thing?, Elana sent us a passionate response. She writes: ‘No, I don’t think that Zuma should be President of South Africa. He is not recognising important elements of what the country needs. There is corruption and extreme poverty that needs to be addressed. People need houses, they need AIDS retroviruls. They do not need a corrupt leader who made ‘promises’ without saying what he is promising. South Africans need zero tolerance to crime, they need an education system to stop teens murdering... 

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