Category Archives: Asia

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Clues About Oracle Uncovered”

No, he is not Ted Cruz!

USA, NY Daily News: “Slum Lord Lives In Mansion”

Being a slum lord is the road to living in mansion.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Pistorious Could Be Gang Raped In Jail”

In America this could never occur, inmates have constitutional rights to carry guns!

Norway, Norway Post: “Pastor Dies After Writing Nude Girls”

Was it the writing or the nude girls that gave him the heart attack?

China, China Daily: “Tips For Driving In China”

Red means go?

Blasphemy Leads To Death In Pakistan

It was just another story from Pakistan about another denial of human rights to someone who is not Muslim living in a Muslim society. The story has been repeated countless times, and those who are not Muslim in the nation of Pakistan will be denied their basic right to think tomorrow and the day after. The tale of Asia Bibi has been around for five years. She is a Christian woman living in Pakistan and she is very poor. She asked a colleague working with her in the fields to get her a drink of water, and the man replied that it would be “unclean” to fetch water for a Christian farm labor colleague. They had an argument. During the dispute, some Muslims insisted that Asia Bibi had insulted the Prophet Mohammad. Naturally, she was placed on trial and given the choice of convert or die.

This illiterate woman refused to abandon her faith and now the courts of Pakistan demand that she die. My question is where are the immams in this dispute? Where are Muslim scholars? Where are Muslim college professors in this dispute? Where are college students in the streets protesting this denial of human rights? The read sad aspect of this story is lack of any response from educated Muslims. They prefer to deny the right of people NOT to be Muslim! But, if a Muslim is denied human rights, watch them demonstrate in the streets with angry shouts of freedom for Muslims!! Shame on any educated Pakistani!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

If we are going to ban air flights from Africa, will we ban ships from Africa?

I miss picking up a library book and checking who last took it out.

I enjoy a coffee shop where they check if you need a refill.

I always sigh with relief reading when someone in their eighties has died.

I miss Saturday night when we got our copy of the Sunday comics.

Is there a food that is not included in fast food establishments?

Ah, for the days when a holiday resulted in a doubleheader for one price.

I wonder if an American president will have once served in the military?

I am a bigot, I prefer people who speak with enthusiasm about life.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Norway, Norway Post: “Bank Robbers On Run”

I lot more intelligent than being on a walk.

Sweden, Local: “Cashless Society In Sweden”

Does that mean everything is free??

UK, Guardian: “Monster Salmon Caught”

I am certain there are a hundred fisherman who claim it.

China Daily: “Kim Jong un Makes Appearance”

I guess he finally accepted the reality no NBA team would hire him.

India, India Times: “Cow Parade”

I give this story three moos.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Biden Says Erdogan Admits Mistakes”
“Biden Apologizes To Erdogan For Comment”

France, Connexion: “Rat Complaints”

We prefer Cheddar over Meunster!

UK< Guardian: “Campaign Targets Breast Cancer”

To get it or cure it is the question?

Norway,Norway Post: “Implant Bionic Eye”

I can see you wherever you go!

China, China Daily: “Kim Jong Un Makes Appearance”

I guess that means some generals will make a disappearance.

‘Dr. Ryan On Climate Change

It has become a basic premise of any Republican politician to demonstrate a complete lack of knowledge concerning what is happening in America as well as the world. Representative Paul Ryan ran for the office of Vice President of the United States of America which, ordinarily, would result in a desire to a grasp concerning issues of world importance. But,he is a Republican who must adhere to ideas that make no scientific sense, and simply cast the individual as illiterate and ignorant. Ryan was engaged in a debate with a Democrat and was asked by a moderator to state his views on climate change. He insisted that since climate change had occurred throughout history, we should not blame people today for influencing our climate.

The moderator pushed the issue and noted that 97% of scientists believed human actions have influenced climate. Of course, Ryan replied, that was their view, and he disagreed with it. Again he was asked about climate change and insisted, “I don’t know” what has caused climate change. There is no doubt he earned an ‘A’ grade from the Tea Party. How can college educated people believe this nonsense? What has happened to education in America??

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

As dictator of America, I will decree the end of cars and emergence of bikes in urban areas.

I have never drunk a latte. Am I late for a good thing?

If you see a group of Japanese in a large city, they will be carrying at least one camera.

Saw little girls in Chicago holding brown faced dolls.

No more delightful sight than one year old chasing birds on grass.

I wonder why elderly women reject white hair, it is beautiful.

Mystery of one young man and five attractive girls.

I saw a man with tee shirt, “Keep Dodgers In Brooklyn.” Only sixty years too late.

If three people walking, chances are the one in middle does more of the talking.

I have only been on a tour bus about three times in life, three times too many.

Kim Jong, We Miss You!

The past five weeks have been very difficult ones for me. I ordinarily arise in the morning, gaze toward Asia and ponder the words of wisdom coming from our Beloved leader, the Great and All Wise Kim Jong un. But, alas, he has remained silent and thus made our lives ones of fear and anxiety. Imagine living without the guidance of the pudgy little man from North Korea? To those who believe the Kim man is a reincarnation of Jesus Christ, it is bewildering not be able to decide what to eat for breakfast without his advice. So, where or where can he be?

1. Most probably he is in Africa solving the Ebola problem.

2. Or, he is in Iraq, single handedly taking on ISIS.

3. Boko Haram just released some prisoners, chalk this one up to Kim Jong un.

4. Your lottery ticket led to winning a $100, just give thanks to Kim.

5. North Koreans lack food, another example of his wisdom in reducing obesity in his nation.

Kim, my buddy, we miss you. How can my beloved New York Knick basketball team win the NBA crown this year without your presence on the court??

Another Afghanistan Mistake!

The war in Afghanistan has most probably cost the American people at least one trillion dollars. Of course, Republicans in Congress refuse to allocate a hundred million dollars to build roads or bridges or pay for health care since such allocation of resources is not in the best interests of our nation. Among the military equipment provided to the Afghan army were C-27 transport planes that cost about $486 million. I admit this is a drop in the bucket of how we spent money during the Afghan war–and continue to do so, but $486 million is money that could be used in other parts of our society. It turns out these planes have been plagued by one problem after another, and wound up being useless in fighting a war. So, what else to do but scrap these planes and sell them for whatever we could get. It turns out the American government was able to sell the planes to an Afghan scrap man and receive in return $32,000. Yes, I just wrote, $32,000!

The US Special Investigator for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is somewhat upset. “I was informed that an Afghan construction company paid approximately 6 cents per pound for the scrapped planes which came to total of $32,000.” He wants to know why the Army did not contact the Italian company which built these inadequate planes and get our money back? Or, how about identifying plane parts that might be useful. Oh well, it is just money spent on war.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We ofer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Humans so frequently refer to God’s Wrath, is it themselves who are filled with anger?

I wonder if celibacy arose because there is no Mrs. God?

At age 84, I so like the word, “rebirth.”

One does not gain wisdom from age, it comes from an inquiring mind.

People at computers reach point where they lean back and gaze.

Since computers think, do they ever think about other computers?

There are sounds from my youth which never again will be heard.

Two lonely iPads met for lunch.

There is no doubt one must speak exiting the coffee shop on that damn cell phone!

Tea Party folk hate God’s work-people– but insist they like God!