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Cultural Differences, Many Forms of Slavery, Men & Women, Tolerance »

[29 May 2009 | 53 Comments | ]

In India, and in some parts of the Muslim world, marriage is entered into much like a Business Agreement (contract) is entered into in the United States.  Under US law, in order for a contract to be binding, it must include four components:  An Offer, Acceptance, Competency, and Consideration (the exchange of value.)  An offer must be presented and accepted.  The parties entering into the Agreement must be mentally competent and of an age of accountability.  Something of value must be exchanged.
In seeking marriage:
The process of Sourcing for  the contract …

Global Creativity »

[29 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

The first law of thermodynamics is this: Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. The form of energy may change- becoming, for example, mechanical, chemical, or heat energy. But more energy is not produced. Any energy “created” or used is diverted from elsewhere…

Cultural Differences, Defining Root Problems, Men & Women, The Face of America, Tolerance »

[27 May 2009 | 37 Comments | ]

Praise to President Obama who is remaking the face of government to reflect the face of America. Yesterday, he announced that he will nominate Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. A federal appeals judge in New York, she is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents. Raised in the Bronx, she was educated at Yale University. Her professional background exceeds that of Supreme Court Justices before her, including work as a former prosecutor in NY. Sonia Sotomayor will bring real-world life experience to the decision-making that shapes our nation.

Of course, the politicos and racists are out in number- seeking minutiae to grasp hold of and contort. It seems that statements indicating her Latino background will enable her to be a more well-rounded, culturally aware decision maker are threatening to some. There is contention by some that these types of statements present a reverse discrimination of sorts. Read more….

Cultural Differences, Economic Opportunity, Eyes of Children, Global Creativity »

[25 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

On The Way to School..
International student exchange offers a fabulous way for our world to share its beautiful cultural differences.   Many countries require students to serve one or two years in the military after school.  Imagine what a beautiful world we could have if instead all countries required its students to travel one or two summers to study in another culture!
There are many different opportunities for students to visit and study in other countries.  Here is some information for American students and students from other countries who are interested in expanding their world horizons.
American …

Cultural Differences, Economic Opportunity, Eyes of Children, The Face of America »

[25 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

As she stood churning, her private parts ached in pain from the red hot chili peppers that had been forced into the unspeakable parts of her body that morning as punishment for “talking back.”  On that sun-drenched afternoon in I’satta’s small village in Liberia, West Africa, the women churned cream from goats milk and talked about what life in the United States would be like.   Early that morning, Okie Tall had returned to the village from a coveted trip to New York City.  All in the village were in …

Earning Money in a Global World, Economic Opportunity, Global Creativity »

[23 May 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Miguel doesn’t have a dime in his pocket.  Not twenty pesos.  In Mexico, he figures, it takes at least 32 pesos a day to feed a family as big as his.   Fuhrat has five hundred thousand dinars-but it doesn’t mean much since it takes nearly that amount to buy a loaf of bread in Iraq.  That’s if you can find one in the local marketplace, which is most often closed due to threats of violence.  Hanna has a vision, but in Bulgaria, it takes more money than she has to make it real.  Or so she thinks.  …

Cultural Differences, Global Creativity »

[23 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Watch Naria Inri Magaria (NIM), a group of bulgarian artists who use fire dancing, fire spinning and stiltwalking to create beauty..

Defining Root Problems, Economic Opportunity, The Face of America »

[19 May 2009 | 59 Comments | ]

Capitalism has a bad rap. Say the word and imagery of gross excess floods the senses. Read the word “capitalism” and picture: People driving gas guzzling SUVs to a mega-store to buy their third wide screen TV, while wearing thousand dollar sunglasses that shield them from noticing that people a world away- or even two city blocks away- are suffering in poverty.
Read more about global opportunity, capitalism and greed..

Economic Opportunity, Taxi Driver Wisdom »

[18 May 2009 | 6 Comments | ]

The United States embargo against Cuba has been in place since 1962.   In international politi-speak, an embargo is the prohibition of commerce and trade with a country.  The purpose is to cause the government of that country to have internal conflict as its economy suffers in consequence of the sanctions.    In “The Cuban Democracy Act” of 1992,  the US formally mandated continuing embargo as long as the Castro regime refuses to progress toward democratization and greater respect for human rights.   In 1996, Congress further restricted US citizens from doing business with Cuba, prohibiting any public or private assistance to the Castro regime and any successor regime, unless certain conditions demonstrating approach to …

Eyes of Children »

[15 May 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

In my head I am seventeen because I still:

Seek out new things

Am amazed by new things

Get lost

And somehow find my way home

Believe that..