While the world looks at the terrorist holding people hostage in Sydney, Uruguay Tries to SetPattern on Guantanamo Detainees President José Mujica’s Government Expressed Hope That His Nation’s Gesture Would Lead Other Countries to Resettle Prisoners From at the U.S.-Run Facility. Mujica didn’t say “send Uruguay more Giltmo alumni,” though. Last week I was asking under what country’s passports would the six terrorists travel ....more
It's the most wonderful time of the year – and the most spendy, too. That's good news for the people on the receiving end of holiday gifts! According to the 2014 National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, the average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah will spend $804.42 and most of that will go toward presents. As for what kinds of presents, gadgets are hot....more
Before Greenpeace: After Greenpeace: It’s time to put the Greenpeace vandals out of business ARGENTINA Why Argentina Must Learn the Virtues of Economic Orthodoxy Ignore Basic Economic Lessons, Bring on More Crises BOLIVIA Bolivia’s YPFB Hit by Corruption, Sexual-Harassment Scandal BRAZIL Survivors Recall Genocide of Amazon Tribe in Brazil, the Waimiri-Atroari. Brazil killer alleges 42 victims Brazilian police arrest a man who says he killed 42 people in the last decade, which would make him one of the country’s most prolific serial killers CHILE Chile Not Facing an Economic Crisis, Bachelet Says Construction in Chile of world’s largest telescope approved COLOMBIA Colombian Government, Rebels Resume Peace Talks COSTA RICA Take a Ride on Costa Rica’s Fiscal Train Wreck Executive Ignores Credit Risk, Overrules Congress for 19 Percent Spending Increase CUBA Cuban Regime Arrests Over 100 Activists on Human Rights Day Police Target Dissident Ladies in White, Independent Journalists ‘Al Capone’ Justice for Fidel Castro The AP’s Latest Attack: On Cuba’s Independent Rappers DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Abortion stalls Dominican Republic Penal Code vote ECUADOR Ecuador Moves to Block Disclosure of U.S. Propaganda Activities Government attempts to prevent court discovery of documents at its U.S.-based PR firm EL SALVADOR El Salvador President to Cuba for Checkup after Falling Ill in Mexico, since that worked so well for Hugo Chávez. GUATEMALA Guatemala: Breaking the silence How do a country and its people come to terms with the atrocities committed during a decades-long, bloody civil war? ...more
Hello everyone and welcome to Eat Like a Sim’s Month of Cookies! For the entire month of December I will be posting one new cookie recipe every week so that you can make them (for Santa of course!) This week’s recipe is not actually a recipe from the game, but rather something that I came up with to put a festive spin on the most recognizable icons of the Sims… the plumbob! I decided to come up with a recipe for Gingerbread Plumbob cookies ....more
Perhaps you have a person in your life whose holiday wishes lean toward social justice, feminism, or diversity. Sure you could buy them a present at the mall... but why not give a gift that affirms their values and also supports an independent artist or a good cause? I've been searching the Internet for items. Read on to check them out.
First stop, the bookstore.
I was surfing on YouTube the other day and found this hilarious video mash-up of Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” and an 80s aerobics video. For a lot of kids today, mash-ups are all the rage—whether it’s combining two videos, two songs, or two words....more
After you sign up for an affiliate account with an online retailer, the first order of business is how and where to share your link so you can generate some referral income. I am fortunate to bring in a little income from my cloth diapering blog through affiliate sales, so here are a few things I’ve learned that should help you get more results with your links. Focus on a few affiliate programs and promote them heavily rather than signing up for every program out there ....more
On the (sadly) rare occasion that I leave my desk for lunch, I take my phone with me. I know I cannot successfully walk and text, but I will usually type out a brief note to my husband on the escalator ride through my building, and maybe another note as I am waiting in line to order food....more