Daily Archives: 04/28/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – April 28, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 28 April 2016 – Kaieteur News

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The Suicide of Venezuela – by Joel D. Hirst

The Suicide of Venezuela

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Venezuela - Click to enlarge

Venezuela – Click to enlarge

I never expected to witness the slow suicide of a country, a civilization. I suppose nobody does.

Let me tell you, there’s nothing epic about it. We who have the privilege of travel often look down in satisfaction at the ruins of ancient Greece; the Parthenon lit up in blues and greens. The acropolis. The Colosseum in Rome. We walk through the dusty streets of Timbuktu and gaze in wonder at the old mud mosques as we reflect on when these places had energy and purpose. They are not sad musings, for those of us who are tourists. Time has polished over the disaster.

Now all that is left are great old buildings that tell a story of when things were remarkable – not of how they quietly fell away. “There was no reason, not really,” we tell each other as we disembark our air-conditioned buses. “These things just happen. Nothing is forever; and nobody is at fault. It’s just the way of the world,” our plastic wine glass in hand.  Time ebbs and flows, slowly wearing away the foundations of a civilization until it collapses in upon itself – at least that’s what we say to comfort ourselves. There’s nothing to do about it. These things can’t be stopped. They just are.   Continue reading

A brief guide to everything that’s annoying about Apple ….. as Apple’s sales decline – analysis

A brief guide to everything that’s annoying about Apple

This week, the tech giant reported its first fall in sales for 13 years. Have we finally fallen out of love with its shiny new iPhones? Not quite – but there are some small issues …
What’s upset the Apple cart? Its share price fell by 8% yesterday, wiping more than $40bn off its value.
What’s upset the Apple cart? Its share price fell by 8% yesterday, wiping more than $40bn off its value. Composite: Alamy/Getty

A massive demographic upheaval in the United States – Book forecasts

A MASSIVE DEMOGRAPHIC UPHEAVAL IN THE UNITED STATES — 4/27/16

Today’s selection — from delanceyplace.com:…. Brown is the New White by Steve Phillips.

Each day, the United States population increases by more than 8,000 people, and nearly 90 percent of that growth consists of people of color:

“People of color now comprise more than 37 percent of the U.S. population, greater than triple the 12 percent in 1965. The two fastest-growing groups have been Latinos and Asian Americans. In 1965 there were fewer than 9 million Latinos in the United States; by 2013 that number had soared to 54 million. During that same forty­-eight-year span, the Asian American population has grown from 2 mil­lion to more than 18 million people. …   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – April 27, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGovernment News Brief – April 27, 2016