Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Eid Mubarak to everybody

Eid is a special occassion meant to portray happiness and salutations towards other humans beings and completion of blessings from The Lord.

Everybody is welcome to share this feeling with everybody.

Happy Eid.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The End of Poverty - Must Watch

Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies — in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries. Renowned actor and activist, Martin Sheen, narrates THE END OF POVERTY?, a feature-length documentary directed by award-winning director, Philippe Diaz, which explains how today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Consider that 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. At this rate, to maintain our lifestyle means more and more people will sink below the poverty line. Filmed in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, THE END OF POVERTY? features expert insights from: Nobel prize winners in Economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz; acclaimed authors Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson; university professors William Easterly and Michael Watts; government ministers such as Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and the leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Tanzania. It is produced by Cinema Libre Studio in collaboration with the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation. Can we really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Estoy estudiando español

I'm trying to learn some spanish using the Rosetta Stone software. It's pretty good and interactive. Software helps you learn the language very easily and it does not at all feel like work (trabajo).

It's going to help me in work and probably in other situations as well.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Strings: Mera Bichra Yaar

I like this song. Video is alright. I don't know what they're trying to show in the video. But anyway.