Daily Archives: June 24, 2012

Who makes the big profits from illegal drugs? – commentary

How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs

Mark Karlin, Truthout:

This is the eighth article in the Truthout on the Mexican Border series looking at US immigration and Mexican border policies through a social justice lens. Mark Karlin, editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout, visited the border region recently to file these reports. You can find links to the previous coverage at the end of this article. 

“Minus the gruesome violence in their host countries, drug cartels are just illegal businessmen, so the business class in the US can relate to them, as can the CIA. They are aggressive, ruthless and greedy, not unlike some of their bankers on Wall Street.

The cost of a to achieve geopolitical objectives then is immense in the loss of life, the breakdown of civil society in the nations affected in Latin America, and in the moral grounding, racial injustice and credibility of our governmental and business institutions.”

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Helpful Household hints and cleaning recipes – by Dmitri Allicock

HELPFUL HOUSEHOLD HINTS AND CLEANING RECIPES

By Dmitri Allicock –  for Guyanese Online       

Here are some tips I would like to share with readers:

This is an extensive list of ideas that would help you in the running of a more effective household.

I am sure that you have seen many of them before but I can assure you that there must be some you have never seen before.  This is a fairly long document but it is in large print and easy to read.

I look forward to your comments:

Read and/or download article: HELPFUL HOUSEHOLD HINTS by Dmitri Allicock

—  Post #1560

Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction?

Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction?

Mobile-Apps-Are-Taking-Over

By Jun. 23, 2012,GIGAOM

Are all the modern devices and digital conveniences we have at our disposal — from the web and social media to smartphones and tablets — making us more distracted and less able to concentrate? And is this harming our ability to think and be creative, and therefore by extension harming society as a whole? It’s a question that rears its head from time to time. One of the latest expressions of this fear comes from Joe Kraus, a serial entrepreneur who is now a partner with Google Ventures and gave a presentation recently about his concerns, offering an alternative concept he calls “Slow Tech.” But is this really something that we need to be afraid of?

In his presentation, Kraus argues that the incessant demands of cellphones and social media, not to mention email and other forms of distraction, are making it difficult for us to connect with other people — including our families — and also endangering our ability to think about anything other than the next jolt of stimulation from the devices we have all around us, which he compares to the constant stimulus of a slot machine at a casino. As he describes it:   [more]

Taste of Guyana in London – By Elaine McGregor

Taste of Guyana in London

By Elaine McGregor

Some of you will have already read my previous post regarding my research into the Guyanese community in the UK: https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/guyanese-in-the-united-kingdom-survey-request/#more-16282. As part of my research Ihave recently spent some time in the UK meeting members of the Guyanese community. Ihave been moved by the openness of people in inviting me to their homes, sharing foodwith me, and spending their time telling me more about Guyana and what many of the Guyanese associations are currently doing in the UK. I wanted to share with you some of my experiences so far.

Read my article here:  GuyaneseOnlinearticle- Taste of Guyana-London

Celebrating Guyana in an awesome way – in NYC

Celebrating Guyana in an awesome way

by Patricia Jordon-Langford and the Committee of The Guyana Tri-State Alliance

The Nation’s 46th Anniversary together with the capital city of Georgetown’s bi-centennial was celebrated at a glittering and festive event with an over capacity crowd at The Brooklyn Borough Hall on June 08, 2012, that was organized by Patricia Jordon-Langford and the Committee of The Guyana Tri-State Alliance, The Guyana Consulate, and the Guyana Mission under the patronage of New York City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, with Council Member Mathieu Eugene, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

The Golden Arrowhead Award of Distinction was awarded by The Guyana Tri-State Alliance, Inc., Consulate of Guyana and The Guyana Missions, along with a presentation of a proclamation from the City Council by Council Man Mathieu Eugene and a Citation from The Office of the President of the Borough of Brooklyn by Deputy Borough President Guyanese Sandra Chapman , to Guyanese who have distinguished themselves in Media – Film, Radio, TV, Music and other forms of communication.              Continue reading

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