The Audacity of Fear (II)

Submitted by Heather Cole

Submitted by Heather Cole

In 2014, while addressing the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama said:

“In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? John Kerry calls on us to hope. John Edwards calls on us to hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism here — the almost wilful ignorance that thinks unemployment will go away if we just don’t talk about it, or the health care crisis will solve itself if we just ignore it. No, I’m talking about something more substantial. It’s the hope of slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs; the hope of immigrants setting out for distant shores; the hope of a young naval lieutenant bravely patrolling the Mekong Delta; the hope of a millworker’s son who dares to defy the odds; the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too. Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!

Three years later, he wrote a book entitled the Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. In that book he calls for a new kind of politics that unites the people and a vision for the political future of the USA. That speech and that theme propelled him on to the national platform eventually paving the way for him to become the 44th President of the United States of America.

The book became a best seller and President Obama brought eight years of growth to an economy that was on the road to disaster. In essence he had brought the hope that the people need there and then to believe that America could be great again. His was not a doctrine of fear but of what the people could achieve united. Though there were many stumbling blocks in his way, his has been the most successful Presidency in living memory.

In the recent campaign running up to the election, Donald Trump ran on a slogan of “Making America Great Again.” Perhaps Mr. Trump did not read President Obama’s book as his campaign was not based on hope. Instead it instilled fear into the Republicans base; fear that they had lost America. Fear was the weapon of destruction used by Mr. Trump to advocate racism, misogyny, bigotry, lies, deceit, albeit successfully to become the President elect of the USA.

That weapon can only be described as a two edged sword because the fear that was propagated by Mr. Trump has now taken hold on the other half of the country who did not vote for him as his campaigning promises will affect their civil liberties. The Mexicans now fear deportation, the Muslims religious persecution, the LGB Community that their rights will be taken away; the black population that again that their lives will not matter and; women that their rights will rescind to the 1950’s. In essence, Donald Trump triumphed because of the audacity of fear.

Since the election Some of the American people, especially the youth are challenging the institutions created by the founding fathers through protests in many cities and online petitions. These actions after a general election are unprecedented as the act by the early colonist of dumping tea in the Boston Harbor. The older people seem to have accepted that it is a done deal while many of the youth are claiming that the President elect is not there President. This has never been challenged before.

Although the Constitution was designed with separation of powers and clear rules for the impeachment of a President, this may not become a reality as both the House of Representatives and the Congress are controlled by Republicans.

More importantly, although the Constitution begins with “We the people” it does not provide the people with any recourse if they wish to remove a president elect. No one knows what will happen if the protests escalate. These groups must unite and state their clear goals.

Like a play in which the writer has only written two acts, this story is far from over. The county has elected a Republican House of Representatives and Senate along with a Republican President; a businessman known as The Donald who comes with an empire and has set the tone for his absolute rule (not that of his Administration) may be headed towards a constitutional crisis.

On introspection if that famous conversation between Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia and Benjamin Franklin were to take place today regarding the status of the country, and she asked “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” One can say with some degree of certainty that his response would be “A monarchy, what a waste of tea!”

89 comments

  • Well Well & Consequences

    http://ow.ly/g30E306dK9k

    Massive changes ahead…in our lifetime….the trainwreck that is Trump, may just be the catalyst.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    http://ow.ly/wPTN306dOVu

    For all followers of political parties, who love to believe election lies, promises and rhetoric coming from politicians…millions of people in the US are feeling stupid today, because they were played for the fools that they are….the above link is proof positive.

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  • ….. are you kidding ww you just call americans stupid for believing election lies then hold up some other thing somebody wrote as proof positive. Why not wait till it all plays out then judge on the merrits of those who actually get the positions. The media hasnt missed a beat since being so wrong on the election. Not one of those pompous cycophants has quit over changing from journalists to advocates they just keep playing three card monte with the public keeping them tuned in. With this massive gop win cooper and lemon are wondering if they will ever get to wear white.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lol….Lawson…I can see the positives playing out after the Trump negatives, people’s eyes are so now open to reality.

    Ah guess you now believe everything the so gorgeous Justin says after being elected in Canada, you know he is my baby and can do no wrong.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Anyway, Lawson…. you know well that all three, the Repugnants, the Demagogues and the press were playing fast and loose and stupid with Trump…the media was making money selling crap…..and then it got serious, but it was too late for anyone to do anything…they waited too long.

    Trump was already embedded…now their only option is to go with the truth, to save face and pary the mess settles, which is highly unlikele by the way…..too many variables..

    A bet ya appreciate Justin a whole lot more now though, you dont want this nightmare playing out in Canada when you have nowhere to run……lol

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  • I know you are trying to bait me lol every time I see that putz on tv I near vomit. Talk about silver spoon You can see a lot of stuff on his resume except a job. The only reason he is not the most hated man in politics in canada is because kathleen wynne hasnt been booted out yet.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lawson…how dare you speak ill of the love of my life, have you ever heard Justin speak french…heaven on earth…

    Just be thankful ya got Justin….and not Trump this morning, then you would know what for….lol

    Canada could do a lot worse, ya could have had Rob Ford as Prime Minister, may he rest in peace.

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  • Interesting interview with Arthur carried on VoB this morning. He repeated the view held by the BU household and others in the family that Obama will leave no signature initiative that has/will assist the Caribbean. He concluded that Presidents of the USA will fall in line, even Trump. We spin top in mud.

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  • The other side of the coin. Hillary Clinton’s neglect of white voters and of Bill Clinton’s advice.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ed-klein-bill-clinton-hillary-clinton-james-comey/2016/11/15/id/759037/

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  • In fact Arthur wen on to say that Obamma will be remembered by Caribbean islands for supporting legislation to pressure the offshore sector, a key sector of our economies.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Heather, we cannot describe history in subjective ways and still attempt to aim for the truth to fix the issues…how would it be ever found!

    Trump did NOT ‘triumph because of the audacity of fear’ as far as this writer sees it. He triumphed because of a strong distaste for same-old-same-old of Washington ‘Tammny Hall’ politics in the persona of Hillary Clinton.

    As this writer recalls immediately on the heels of Mr Obama’s election ‘many American people’ especially young Whites with and without college educations challenge[ed] the institutions created by the founding fathers through’ verbal protests which morphed into the very effective ‘Tea Party’ and then ‘Freedom Caucus’ et al.

    Back then many ‘older people[DID NOT accept] it is as a done deal…so this has [certainly] been challenged before.’

    And yes it’s vitally important that the Constitution begins with “We the people” because it does absolutely ‘provide the people with recourse if they wish to remove a president’. It may take them two years (change of both houses of Congress creates an effective stop to any President) but they have the voting power and always have.

    So let’s agree that no one wants protests to escalate beyond control and absolutely no one wants any process where half the people can remove an elected president.

    Let’s work within the rules…just as the ‘enemy’ that was called the TeaParty; that was called the Alt-right, that was an off-shoot of the Nativists and White Patriots and the Confederates who boldly and defiantly flew their ‘separatists’ flags in states like NC and Mississippi throughout Obama’s tenure.

    This US history and the obvious inherent problems that is Trump did not start 18 months ago and cannot be solved simply by removing him as President.

    He has been elected and we have to work passionately but legally to usurp him as he has clearly shown, in electing a publicly noted racist as his chief strategist, that he is not the right person to lead the nation.

    However, it does appear that half of the country agrees with you and half do NOT. The same thing roughly as eight years ago (the popular vote issue is basically irrelevant). That change will not be easy.

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  • David;

    Toose who believed that Obama was in the White house to exclusively serve the needs of Blacks in the US and in the Diaspora were delusional. Couldn’t happen. By the way which President of the US has left a signature initiative that has provided lasting assistance to the Caribbean? …. and what were the strategic Global initiatives (and their ultimate purpose) that were helpful for the necessarily short attendance spans related to global conditions while they were in train?

    Lets face it! The Caribbean is just a pawn that is geographically close to the US and can be used and abused at the whims of the existing Administration. Obama could do no more than he did for the Caribbean, given the milieu in which he found himself, and the fact that he had no Caribbean roots to guide a few crumbs our way.

    Wunnah tink dat Trump will help us?

    Pshawww!

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  • “Toose” should be read as “Those”

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  • An interesting piece in the context of debating how the Caribbean can create a space in the global market to support our competitiveness a la Singapore as one example. 

    Caribbean Reflections on Soft Power

    by caribbeantradelaw

    Jo-Ann Hamilton, Guest Writer What do China and the United States have in common? Global influence? Economic Hegemony? Let’s throw Qatar and Iceland into the mix. Any thoughts? The answer is soft power. China invests globally in infrastructure around the globe often in countries largely ignored by the international community. The Chinese government also gives […]

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  • @Are-we-there–yet

    No doubt Arthur’s comment was made against the background that Obama was a Black president who was not afraid to use the executive order. Why not do same to press for an initiative to uplift Blacks and minority interest?

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  • Here is a good extract from the Caribbean Law post:

    This is a brand based on upliftment, where collaboration, strategy, education and an investment in its human capital is key to its success.

    Brand Caribbean must speak with one voice and with a unified message. One may ask how can an entire Caribbean region which is so nuanced and diverse speak in one tone? How can this be achieved? The answer is simple, if the Caribbean region has a strong desire to propel itself and its people into the future, it has no choice. With the right leadership, enthusiasm, patience, confidence and discipline nothing is impossible. This is not a job solely for governments, but for the region’s intellectuals, culturalists, innovators,
    entrepreneurs and changemakers, both at home and in the diaspora.

    “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” Warren G. Bennis

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  • @ David
    “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” Warren G. Bennis
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    It is!

    But there is ‘vision’ …and then there are nightmares….
    Wisdom is the ability to differentiate.
    Wisdom is sadly lacking.

    Why should Obama, Trump or Hillary even bother to fart on us…?

    The very fact that we look to others to ‘do us a favour’ as a means of national development speaks for itself. Fifty years of ‘independence’ and we are still looking for ‘parents’ to look after our interests….

    What the hell is it that we are REALLY celebrating…?

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  • @David
    Interesting interview with Arthur carried on VoB this morning. He repeated the view held by the BU household and others in the family that Obama will leave no signature initiative that has/will assist the Caribbean.
    +++++++++
    My friend Charles Skeete (he will deny that friend bit) would say that a Republican Administration is more amenable to Caribbean Gov’ts because they are all for building personal wealth and would tend to leave those pesky offshore businesses alone. This is fine for local politicians in the short run but what one President gives the other could take away so this will continue to be a see-saw battle and the local Party in power will derive short term benefits (see how well the Barbados middle class prospered with all the offshore companies under Reagan and Pappy Bush) but in the long run Caribbean Gov’ts will have to come up with their own initiatives and fight tooth and nail for what they want.

    The first US President visited Barbados and was housed at a building near Bush Hill which I understand is a hive of mercantile activity when the sun goes down. We have to admire the foresight of the folks who gave the area that name, what can be more appropriate considering the kind of tax free business that found a home there?

    How’s that for a signature initiative?

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  • Bernard Codrington.

    Very interesting piece. I prefer the politics of hope. This is what Obama gave to the people of the USA. His regime saved the American economic system and through this the international economic system.
    BU bloggers must bear in mind that he is the President of the USA ,not a president of the black minority, nor the Caribbean. What the Obamas brought to Blacks in the USA and the Caribbean was the proof that Black people can achieve and spectacularly so.
    The majority of the people of the Caribbean basked in their (the Obamas ) reflected radiance. They did us proud. If we really want to be an independent people we should not look for handouts from any country whether the leaders are black white or Khaki colour.

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  • Steupsss
    Wunna only want to make Bushie sin his damn soul this morning…..

    President Obama, has NEVER been a Bushie favourite, but he has undoubtedly left us one of the greatest legacies that has been left in recent times.
    However Arthur would not recognise it …even if it fell on his donkey.

    Obama managed to complete TWO terms as a BLACK president of the USA, having been placed under the greatest scrutiny that has been placed on ANY president in recent times …. and he leaves office as a highly RESPECTED, gentleman, role mode of decorum, tact, family man and a person (and family) of absolute CLASS.

    No one calls him a thief, bribe-taker, womaniser, pimp, ass-licker or retard…..EVEN THOSE THAT OPENLY HATE HIM… and this after being set up as a fall-guy by a nation of racist haters who FULLY expected chaos under his term of office – and who indeed DELIBERATELY sought to frustrate EVERY GOOD DEED that he attempted on the country’s behalf.

    Shiite!!
    The man is NOT perfect, but for a poor black fella out of CHICAGO (of all places) the man has left a legacy of GOLDEN CLASS… especially when viewed against the typical characterisation of the black man in America.

    Stop with the mournings of brass bowl mendicants …who measure only by what material shit they are able to extract from all circumstances.

    Why don’t Arthur discuss HIS own legacy….?
    Selling assets to foreigners and accepting ‘funding’ from bankers…

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  • Oh gawd..the audacity of fear again?

    Heather Cole, do you think you could ever come on this blog and not %ick ride David Commisiong or de Professor. Don’t you have ideas of your own? Ur worst than a plagarist.

    John Kerry calls on us to hope..hope for what? more Stately Lies?

    John Edwards calls on us to hope….for what…. more Adultery while your wife is dying from cancer? Is that thee Johnny ur quoting?

    Which economy did Obama bring 8 yrs of growth to?

    Ask those poor/working class people how HOPE put food on their tables or paid their rent/mortgage or helped them to advance?

    Why de hell u wanna impeach or remove the Preident Elect? What crime has he committed?

    These protest are paid for just like the other colour revolutions to further destabalise the country.

    And what David said @ 9:10 is CORRECT Obama could have used that Executive pen to sign legislation into effect for the upliftment of Blacks and the other working poor. DId he do it?

    Everything the Wicked Witch of the West and her leftist minions (like HC) accuse Trump of in paras 5 and 6 they are guilty as hell of.

    Y’all love affair with Obama because he’s a Black man is stupefying.

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  • Sorry Bernard
    Had Bushie seen your post, all the above ranting would have been avoided….

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  • @Bushie

    Disagree with you. Obama was a pawn on the board. He will be remembered by BU for not doing one single thing to uplift Blacks and minorities in the USA and by extension the world. In fact he will be remembered for the many Blacks who travel across the USA in fear -they still do. He will be remembered for trying to destroy the offshore sector. Like Arthur stated US presidents do what is in the interest of mainstream USA.

    What you have recognized the Black Obamas for is how good people should behave as a matter of course.

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  • Some of you have short memories.

    Errol Barrow suggested that the Caribbean region could support itself using its own resources.

    I heard him explain how it could work as did some of you on BU.

    Insularity is the problem preventing a united self sufficient Caribbean region.

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  • WHAT HAVE WE BECOME

    What have we become?
    We call ourselves civilized
    Maybe to some
    We’ve left the mechanized
    And become so dumb
    Become so computerized
    But our minds so numbed
    Are still cluttered with evil
    With sparks
    To lend an ear to the devil

    How so-called civilized are we when
    From bottom to top
    We’re ready to criticize our fellow men
    At a hat’s drop
    Before we can count from one to ten
    We can’t stop
    So illogical
    To pass judgment before a trial
    So quickly
    Reinforcing it with every denial
    Look at us
    We see ourselves as sophisticated
    More than plus
    But our brains are still mechanized
    Full of pus
    And old biases still to be eradicated
    In space
    We’re proud of our every achievement
    On earth
    And we’ve destroyed our environment

    Some of us are advanced and powerful
    Yet they moan
    Use their position and become hateful
    Like a bad bone
    It’s scary when power becomes spiteful
    On their own
    Bringing the downtrodden
    Down to their humble bent knees
    Becoming blind
    Seeing the forest and not the trees
    We wrap ourselves in our own compartment
    In invisible cages
    We have come far yet lack good judgement
    Behaving like sages
    Achieving less in the thinking department
    And other stages
    As we idle
    Drooling and end up doodling
    Paying no heed
    Whom do we think we are fooling?
    Even the young and the innocent
    Becoming real asses
    We are always sheer hell bent
    Making obscene passes
    For our own selfish fulfillment
    Trampling the masses
    Abusing our women
    Coloreds and natives
    Abusing children
    Using many superlatives

    We’re trying to find out what’s up there
    With A1 technology
    They say it’s the survival of our welfare
    Yet no one can see
    Our numerous earthly problems here
    Like the economy
    Like the rich
    And the haves and the have-nots
    Like politicians
    Using words, promises and buts
    We try hard to make contact
    With the unknown
    But down here we fail to act
    With our very own
    We can’t communicate is a fact
    We can’t set the tone
    With the Nazis of that despotic regime
    Skinheads, shitheads as we dilly dally
    With war lords, druglords, just scums
    As we’re held hostages here emotionally
    We haven’t learnt with our fellow man
    To appreciate life
    Fighting one another whenever we can
    With mean strife
    Leaping farther than the eye can scan
    With our knife
    Still prejudiced
    As we pray and play in close hypocrisy
    Yet through our veins
    All have red blood fl owing profusely

    We’ve come along way looking fine
    But look behind
    At the bread-line and the soup-line
    Trying to find
    Whilst the above thinking only of mine
    Turning an eye
    Scorning the homeless in city shelter
    And the handicapped
    As the sick and lame run helter skelter
    Some have hearts as black as tar
    Inept gov’ts. neglecting their population
    And spent most money on war
    Let their country-men die of dehydration
    And aid has to come from afar
    From others to prevent mass starvation
    What have we become
    Are these men or weevils
    To turn their backs
    On their wretched peoples
    When the Hippocratic Oath is discarded
    By our medical doctors
    Behaving as if they are mentally retarded
    Becoming abusers
    Abusing women who once regarded
    These professionals as healers
    It’s more than a medical shame
    When in this fi eld we lose respect for those
    Whom we can unequivocally blame
    For our medical and all emotional throes

    Do we only feel when we are hurting
    When the ones involved
    Are our own kith and kin that are dying
    Do we feel absolved
    When we help ’cause it’s embarrassing
    Or let it be resolved
    By the living
    When folks of our own native land
    Are dying
    And we can’t give a helping hand
    What have we done to our history
    When the truth we do twist
    To give heroic pictures to our story
    Clouded by an irregilous mist
    As we colour our patriots with glory
    Ridiculing the others on the list
    Making the Battle of the “Little Big Horn” a curse
    As the General Custer made his last stand between
    Defiant Sitting Bull and the cagey Crazy Horse
    Wiping out 261 soldiers, Majors Reno and Benteen

    What have we become when we change
    Documents to please our command
    When we still can’t find the range
    The big damage a little bullet did and
    How after over 40 years, so strange
    Experts are still trying to understand
    What happened that fatal day
    When in Dallas they shot Kennedy
    Even the experts would not say
    It was a disgraceful conspiracy

    The Neo-Nazis are forming their bases
    Preachers of the non-existence of the Holocaust
    Making a come-back in some places
    These apologies are repeating the painful past
    And many are turning away their faces
    At the awesome Auschwitz memories which will last
    The same kind of belief which gassed 30 million Jews
    Are camouflaged today as ethnic cleansing
    The poor folks of Sarajevo and Bosnia can’t choose
    And evil prosper when good men do nothing

    Can we teach our kids about decency
    When our leaders die by assassination
    Because of their civil rights policy
    When we do not like their pigmentation
    Trying to turn back the hand of history
    Just because some have might
    To stifl e his dreams
    The Rev. Martin Luther was murdered
    When he told the truth
    Then Malcolm X’s belief was destroyed
    What have we become when we clamour
    With no shame
    For Gold from rich Brazil without amour
    To you it’s the same
    But to others who never tasted the glamour
    It’s more than a game
    That gold was mined with chemicals
    That gold on your neck and your fingers
    Has already taken million lives
    By poisoned mercury in the Amazon waters

    Look what is the result
    When we worship the devil and the dead
    A real ungodly insult
    When we moved away from the Godhead
    To a no-name brand cult
    When to witchcraft our souls we shed
    Making it the order of the day
    Is this the end of the world?
    When lesbians, homos have more say
    As their evil flag they unfurl?

    Man the killer
    Who destroys everything
    Man the eater
    Who eats anything
    Who leaves nothing
    Who destroys the fauna
    Kills the whales and dolphins
    Man the taker
    Who destroys the flora
    Will have to pay for his sins
    What’ve we become we’ve changed
    So very little
    Is it because we are racially deranged?
    Becoming brittle
    When Negro-lynching was not so strange
    As we whittle
    At disadvantages
    Now it is encouraged surreptously
    As we whoop, holler and shout
    As heads are turned as churches burn
    As disadvantages are carried out
    How careless can man become
    To have eyes and not see
    When the gov’t look after only some
    Only worrying about the invisible enemy
    As the same rhetoric they hum
    Promising 4 more years to prosperity
    Yet will now have to spend billions in aid
    More costly than some flood defences
    More costly than the priceless Free Trade

    What have we become when
    Wives are addicted to soap operas
    Where men run around with other women
    As watchers try to imitate the actors
    And when the kids reach the age of ten
    They too try to be young imitators
    Whereas time spent watching soaps
    Can be used to mould the young
    Making them good decent citizens
    Disciplined with a civil tongue
    When blind-faith is in question
    When we lose faith in the military
    With botched investigation
    Like in the Iowa in the US navy
    With a blundering explosion
    When young servicemen were killed
    Mothers can’t get the answers
    How can you have a trial for the evils
    By those who think they are above God
    With leaders as obnoxious as weevils
    How dumb or heartless can we be
    When we sacrifice our own for politics
    Sell our mother in the name of ideology
    As in the case of the SS Lusitania
    Or using the SS Greer
    To lure Americans in World War II
    Or to defy the above
    Calling the Titanic unsinkable
    Trying to play God
    Such acts are unpardonable

    I grew up in another land as a lad
    I had looked forward for the time
    When I can be glad and not sad
    To the future which looks sublime
    Many like me felt we’ve been had
    By leaders who are slippery slime
    By merchants not from Venice but every city
    Who judge everything by the dollar sign
    Have forgotten the basics of life in this society
    Who never think of ours but only of mine.

    Thanks
    Norman Datt
    ndatt@rogers.com

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  • @Hants

    To your point here is another extract:

    The Caribbean is the “Green Queen” which makes her a region for innovation on all matters sustainable from renewable energy to agriculture to fashion and all in between. She boasts the world’s best athletes, with a legacy spanning cricket, baseball and track and field. She has a vibrant literary, music and theatrical culture and she is a land of many people, living together for the most part peacefully resulting in every hue and cultural mix imaginable to the human race.

    This makes her an example for diversity and cultural capital of all forms. Each nation has
    something special. Her unique selling points are capable of solving some of the world’s biggest problems where the environment and diplomacy are concerned. Her music, art and culture can act as a hub for innovation centering peace and conflict resolution. Her diaspora is vast, therefore scope and reach are unlimited.

    In the end the biggest convincers of Brand Caribbean are not outsiders but those inside the community. We must first become our own early adopters and appreciate the diverse cultures, values and traditions we bring to the world.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    “Lets face it! The Caribbean is just a pawn that is geographically close to the US and can be used and abused at the whims of the existing Administration.”

    It appears the only people who cant see this are the various ministers and politicians in the Caribbean….I believe it was Kissinger who said many years ago that it’s just “a nice piece of real estate ” with no consideration for the people who live on the islands…that sentiment will always hold true in Washington….because you will always have the same arrogant mentality,.., ya will just have it in different decades…, different 1/4 centuries, half centuries and centuries…

    That realism should propel the leaders of the Caribbean to see….that they are and have always been on their own….instead of carrying the mentality of the clown George Payne of BLP in being sure that any arrogant retard in Washington will ever “do something for the Caribbean”…particularly if they are publicly racists.

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  • You need to stop harping on the “USA”. and its anti tax haven policies.

    Barbados should reduce its dependence on a business that could be shut down by the USA and Canada.

    Wake to eff up and learn to depend on yourselves.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @are-we at 9:00 AM…I agree with all 538 electoral votes re ” which President of the US has left a signature initiative that has provided lasting assistance to the Caribbean? ”

    Former PM Arthur was doing what we all do on occasion: talking sweet as shiiitte, signifying very little.

    @Bernard at 10:12 AM # re “What the Obamas brought to Blacks in the USA and the Caribbean was the proof that Black people can achieve and spectacularly so.”

    Another 538 on that.

    And in my view that is the fundamental reason for the harsh retort from people like Donald Trump to disenfranchise Pres Obama and remove the glint in the eye of Black boys (and girls) that the highest power in the US is surely within their reach.

    He was a birther naysayers for eight years and now is in position to continue his assault on the memory of the Black president and make America whitely great again.

    We decorously say that race is not the real issue with Trump but at our peril we can continue to be fooled with that or own it comprehensively and respond accordingly.

    Trump took long years so we now reboot and rebuild.

    The protests are really not a long term solution as in many regards they signify exactly how the elections played out: city dwellers of blue states against the rural dwellers in blue and red states. That fight must be enjoined differently now to combat Trump!

    To plagiarize (smile) @David ‘spinning top in mud’ pox on both the parties. The Dems were aghast that Trump said he ‘would not concede’ yet it is Dems themed liberal protesters who refuse to concede Trump as the president. Muddy folly.

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  • @ David,

    What is truly disappointing is that Caribbean leaders have been preaching unity for the last 50 years

    but some have chosen to ENRICH THEMSELVES rather than focus on forging unity at every level in the Caribbean.

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  • History will hold Arthur to those words for the picture which Trump has shown to the world is contrary to what OSA states. Furthermore Trump has shown that he can vacilate and can confound conventional thinking. The reality now reveals a man who might hold fast to his promises and only on occasions might bend enough to satisfy a few.
    The past week has shown a continuation of a Jekyll and Hyde personality a factor which would figure into making some of his decision.
    Very too early to understand the mental mindset of a man whose ideas was driving by fear and racist banter and one who has shown he can waiver and still be accepted by an electorate
    Never im the history post election has there so much uncertainty about an elected President policies so much so that Obama has willingly take centre stage to calm the fears of financial markets albeit the positives gains are being attributed to DT which in my opinin can reflect a false positive when he holds the reigns of govt

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    “BU bloggers must bear in mind that he is the President of the USA ,not a president of the black minority, nor the Caribbean.”

    The US is a white majority country…what did yall want Obama to do, treat whites the way black politicians in Barbados treat the majority blacks…give them all the wealth like the politicians on the island do……there are 300 million people in the US, not many more than 40 million are Blacks…..how else was he supposed to run the country to make sure everyone survived.

    What the politicians in the Caribbean can do…is learn from how Obama governed a majority white country…so that the majority black populations in Barbados and the Caribbean…do not feel disenfranched or marginalized…that the wealth is theirs and cannot be stolen from them and given away to tiny minority populations….that minorities are not seen as above the law and commit crimes without consequences while the majority go to prison for everything, that white collar criminals are investigated, arrested and imprisoned and not left alone to freely commit crimes….bring a sense of balance to the table.

    Nothing else makes sense.

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    Besides…the white house never had a family with so much class and no scandal….may never again for another hundred years…given what is about to crawl into the white house as president and first lady…..

    ……on facebook this morning, one commenter said roughly 3 billion males and young boys worldwide have seen the incoming first lady naked in magazines and on videos across the globe, how will they ever walk that back….Mrs. Obama and husband refused to take a group photo with them….the white house is now a standing joke…lol

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  • “My friend Charles Skeete (he will deny that friend bit”

    Not at all Mr Sarge, not at all matter of fact feel distinguished and humble to have you regard me as a friend but the facts speak for themselves and Mr Arthur as Prime Minister for 14 years will be speaking from a position of intimate knowledge and not speculatively. So we cannot just dismiss Mr Arthur’s remarks because we are somehow enamoured with the myth that the Democrats are better for black people and by extension the Caribbean. International business in the case of Barbados and banana cultivation in the case of the Windward islands which have played a significant part to the development however limited of the countries mentioned have been virtually wiped out by policies initiated by the Democratic party of the USA which are put in place to serve their own interest.

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  • @Hants

    Let us agree that integration is a process and there will always be tension given our history.

    Let us also agree that there is and will always be geopolitical considerations whether US, China and the other maguffy countries.

    To you point, we have to craft a vision to be able to sustain a quality society i.e. economic and social. As small islands we have to operate in a world characterize by globalization. At the moment it appears we are going with the flow i.e. tourism and international business. What else is there?

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  • @ David wrote ” i.e. tourism and international business. What else is there?”

    You will find out when one of them collapses.

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  • @ David
    Bushie…Disagree with you. Obama was a pawn on the board. He will be remembered by BU for not doing one single thing to uplift Blacks and minorities in the USA and by extension the world.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    We are all pawns on the board Boss, …and you are right that Obama will be remembered for not tossing scraps to the masses of mendicants across the world. But what else would you expect from mendicants?

    In the BIGGER scheme of things, the dispelling of the myth of the Black man as nothing but a freed yard-boy, and the black family as akin to an animal relationship ….that has been ADMIRABLY executed by Obama and his family -while occupying the highest, most powerful post on earth, is nothing less than the greatest possible gift to FREE black people everywhere.
    Bushie has pity for those who have so brought into the prevailing myth of black inferiority, that they fester a mentality of mendicancy as the best that we can do.

    Bushie expected NOTHING from Obama, ..and was indeed scared stiff that he would have only reinforced the characterisation of blacks as mendicant brass bowls…during his term in office… (as was the intent of many who voted for him…)

    To his credit, he has emerged as a shining light of Black royalty and CLASS …. in keeping with Bushie’s understanding of the order of BBE’s creation.
    The greatest love is that a man would lay down his life for his friends. The second greatest is that he would live a life of exemplary class and selflessness as an inspiration to his friends….
    All kinds of scamps tend to throw scraps around the sty in order to claim that they helped to ‘uplift Blacks and minorities…”

    …at the same time, one can understand how a brass bowl mental slave and a mendicant beggar would tend to differ from the bushman’s perspective.

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  • The BU maguffees should offer suggestions and ideas on how to break the dependence on these two industries and offer ideas for a more diverse economy.

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  • @ Hants
    Boss … Did you REALLY go to HC…..?
    How come you are so attuned with common sense and REALITY?
    Looka…
    Bushie suspects that you either are misleading the blog,…or you have strong ties with the ‘other place’….

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    “Former PM Arthur was doing what we all do on occasion: talking sweet as shiiitte, signifying very little.”

    I was in NY at the time there was a meeting of heads in Washington under the Bush administration. ..because Arthur refused to bow down and agree with the Ship Riders Act…he was un- invited to any further discussion…the yes men and bobble head dolls from the other Caribbean islands who are so enarmored of the self-serving frauds in Washington. ..and agreed to Ship Riders…where has it gotten them…no futher.

    Caribbean leaders need to do right by their people and stop being fooled and making fools of themselves….Arthur with his lying mouth, recognzed the same thing at that time….tales one to know one…lol

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  • @Bush Tea

    Are you not simplifying the challenge for little countries like Barbados? This coming from a man who does not support regional integration. The world is connected by trade/economic agreements and several other arrangements which make surviving in a global world a complex business. This is not to disregard you concern about the dearth of leadership and an irrelevant education system. In the 60s the UK provided opportunities, historically little countries like Barbados have been able to achieve by drafting the larger countries. Yes we will have our eureka achievements but there is a reality that exist. Let is have a pragmatic discussion.

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  • Bernard Codrington.

    @ Bush Tea at 10 : 29 AM.

    I had the same thoughts . But you made it pellucidly clear, better than I have put it.
    At this distance bloggers tend to underestimate the pressures that black people have to undergo to achieve anything of note in the USA. The black man has to be three times as efficient as the white man to achieve recognition. Even then it is given grudgingly.

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  • The Caribbean is the “Green Queen” which makes her a region for innovation on all matters sustainable from renewable energy to agriculture to fashion and all in between. She boasts the world’s best athletes, with a legacy spanning cricket, baseball and track and field. She has a vibrant literary, music and theatrical culture and she is a land of many people, living together for the most part peacefully resulting in every hue and cultural mix imaginable to the human race.
    ……………………………………………………………………..

    Could not agree more…..we Pelaus,one of the newest tribes on the planet need to wake up and realise that we have a world to conquer…….we are a skillfull lot who have the ability to achieve anything providing our energies are channeled by a comprehensive vision for the region.

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  • And do not forget the power of the veto pen which he can used considerably to underscore his promises with full measure and authority a vivid reminder to democrats and Republicans that he was elected by the people to make change
    As this transition takes place a clearer view of his will to fulfilled his promises would be the defining factor. So far from both selected appointment one a high ranking official with KKK ideaolgies and another a smaller version of ultra conservatism one have to watch with eagle eyes the magnitude of such authoritarians actors and thrir behave and their influence on DT decision making as was done during the campaign

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    Any veto instituted by a president can be overturned…they just overturned Obama’s veto a month ago and then cried he did not explain it to them when it backfired…the liars….

    ?……a president’s veto powers are not absolute….there are 3 branches of government and the president dios not exist in a vacuum.

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  • @ David
    Are you not simplifying the challenge for little countries like Barbados? This coming from a man who does not support regional integration.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    LOL
    You accuse Bushie of simplifying and this….?
    Bushie has nothing against regional integration….per se… What Bushie has ALWAYS said, is that this will NOT solve our problems, but in fact will exacerbate them….
    Wunna keep defining everything by MONEY and material stuff.

    What challenge of what little countries what??!!
    It is a GREAT BLESSING to live in a little country…. little more than a FAMILY..really.
    We allow ourselves to be lured into thinking that we NEED stuff to ‘succeed’… the kind of ‘stuff’ that big countries have… and that does NOT satisfy them…

    If only wunna KNEW how blessed it is to be small/ poor/ meek …in the REAL scheme of things…. What a great IRONY, that Blacks think themselves natural slaves; the ‘poor’ think themselves disadvantaged and wretched; the powerful think themselves weak; and most absurdly, the weak think themselves strong.

    What a world….

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    http://ow.ly/jjKe306eFuy

    I am sure if you look hard enough ya will find quite a few states with this language written into the constitution that’s keeping slavery in US prisons alive and well to enrich the greedy..

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  • @Bush Tea

    This will be a circular debate. There is an instinctive and innate desire of humankind to expand. We will always debate how growth should be defined and balanced i.e. spiritual:economic. What we know s that resources of the planet are finite and this must weigh heavily in the discussion.

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  • I understand what bushy means about it not being about money, he is right that intergrating with st vincent will get better weed on the rock

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  • David

    You are wrong @8:45

    Obama’s legacy has or will institutionalize bulling in the Caribbean

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    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/11/15/a-commonwealth-case-of-concern/

    The pretense and shallow, useless trappings and titles always brings them down in the end, they never learn anything.

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  • Bernard Codrington.

    @ David

    Barbados has always been a small society/ economy operating in the world. The challenges have always been there and we have overcome them to meet new challenges whenever they arise. What is the problem now?
    You talk about a finite world .
    Not even physicists talk in those terms. They will tell you that matter cannot be destroyed. So Bush Tea is right you need to take a spiritualist perspective sometimes and realize that the limitations you see may only exist in your mind. Sometimes we need to change our mindsets.
    We often say we need more. But do we? Why do we need more ? To have bragging rights? Do the abundance of things define who we are?

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    There is just no cure for stupidity.

    (CNN)A Tennessee corrections official is out of a job after he made several inflammatory Facebook posts, including one where he said “the KKK is more American” than President Obama and another where he hoped the First Family was hanged.

    David Barber was the deputy director of corrections for Shelby County for 17 years. The posts he made were on his personal Facebook page — but the backlash was immediate when they came to light.

    One said, “The KKK is more American than the illegal president!”
    Another said, “I TRUMP wins and obummer cannot start martial law, he will run to his new mansion in thaArab world to hide. Hopefully the Muslims will eliminate him and mooshelle as queers.”
    There were several others. In one, he posted an item about the President and the First Lady and wrote, “Arrest convict hang and confiscate all assets.”

    Yet another one said, “I am concerned that media using mixed race couple’s in ads as normal is one way liberal’s are trying to eliminate the white race.”
    Shelby County Commission Chairman Melvin Burgess, responding to the KKK post, called it “completely unacceptable.”
    “We must put an end to the racist rhetoric in this country and come together,” he said. “It was not alright and was unacceptable for Barber to make racist statements supporting the Ku Klux Klan.”

    Mayor Mark Luttrell told CNN affilate WREG that because the posts were on Barber’s private page, they didn’t appear to violate county policy. However, the county is now looking into creating a social media policy.

    “Anyone in a leadership position at Shelby County Government is held at a high standard of behavior, both on and off the job,” Luttrell said.
    On Wednesday, Barber offered his resignation to the mayor. “I sincerely regret that I was the scandal we were so happy to have avoided for so long. Please know that I meant no ill and hope to restore your confidence in me in the future,”

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  • @Bernard

    Do you deny natural resources are finite?

    There is the spiritual element to humankind BUT one has to apply a liberal dose of pragmatism as well.

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  • Bernard Codrington.

    @ David At 4:54 PM

    A natural resource may become harder to retrieve but by the time that point arrives the production process may find another resource to replace that element.
    Take money. It was first gold and silver;then paper money; then an entry on a banks ledger,; then magnetic strips on a plastic card then a number of negative and positive electrical charges in a computer room.
    Take house construction: canvas tents, later wooden buildings ; later stone blocks ;then concrete and steel buildings etc . I hope you get the drift.

    Each of these developments replaced a natural resource or used less and less of it.

    In other words do not stress yourself too much. Stress, anxiety and fears use up energy that can be transferred to more creative and innovative processes.

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    http://ow.ly/EzdX306fnfV

    This is called utilizing your civil rights.

    http://ow.ly/ns5D306fnrc

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  • “The black man has to be three times as efficient as the white man to achieve recognition. Even then it is given grudgingly.”

    Here too right in our backyard in a country governed in inverted commas by blacks supposedly independent having thrown off the shackles of colonialism and with the white brethren in the minority still large and in charge followed by the brethren of the Indian ethnicity. So do not knock USA Bernard lets see how we can level the playing field at home first.
    God save the queen.

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  • @Bush Tea November 16, 2016 at 10:27 AM “President Obama a poor black fella out of CHICAGO (of all places)”

    Not Chicago.

    Born in Hawaii.

    Raised in Hawaii and Indonesia.

    Arrived U.S. mainland (California) for college when he was a young adult.

    Then to university in New York City.

    And law school in Connecticut

    Then to Chicago as a full grown man.

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  • He studied law at Harvard, which is in Mass not CT.

    After his undergraduate degree from Columbia in NY, he worked for 5 years before entering Harvard, and 3 of those I believe were in the Chicago area. He would return to Chicago after Harvard and during the summers. It was during one summer he met Michelle, they worked at the same law firm. Incidentally she also has a law degree from Harvard, but graduated the year Obama entered Harvard. She is younger but went straight from Undergrad to Law School.

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    Charles….your weak black politicians, government ministers allow that disparity to continue uninterrupted as I have said on here a thousand times, it could never happen if not allowed by the black leaders, minorities cannot up and decide they are controlling anything including the politicians. …without their tacit approval and collusion.

    Pressure has to be brought to bear on politicians and government ministers, and lawyers and many others who have enabled this gross, repugnant, unfair to the majority practice for decades….to either bring it to an end, or have their names forever be associated with the filthy practice.

    Such a small handfull of minorities should never have had such unfettered access to the taxpayer paid leaders to begin with, it started in the 70s and is now a destructive force.

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  • I was talking to my wife just yesterday as to whether or not President Obama ever visited the Caribbean during his tenure? We know that his has visited Europe, Asia and Africa several times during his presidency, but I can’t recall ever hearing of our first Black president on a tour to the chain of islands which constitutes the Caribbean archipelago? His has been a sad disappointment for those of us whom are clad in the colour black because it is still my belief that President Obama by his mere influence could have done more to address some of the challenges confronting Black people of today.

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  • Is there any doubt in our minds now as to whether Bill Clinton had been termed our first black president? Some people look at President Clinton’s record on crime and formed the conclusion that he is responsible for the incarceration of countless number of Black people in the 1990s, but one had to have been familiar with the drug culture in America during the 1990s, to really understand why Clinton did such a thing. With that out of the way, if one compare the records of Obama and Clinton with respect to addressing some of the needs and concerns of Black people thoughout the western hemisphere, one should see that Clinton has done more, and well as visited the region more than Mr. Obama has done thus far during his tenure.

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    Dompey…Obama was right to stay away from yall nuisance asses in the Caribbean, he only needed one visit to the Caribbean to see that many of the problems the people are experiencing. ..are caused by the leaders…

    …..who the hell in their right minds would want to get involved in any of that…no one with intelligence for sure….

    Barbados is the poster child for what is wrong with the black leaders and all the problems they create for themselves…and heap on their own people….in the Caribbean.

    Obama warned them that their islands are small and much more manageable than what he had inherited…did they listen…no…, what did yall want him to do, leave Washington and come and manage the islands for the ministers….while they were out collecting their bribes from the minorities.

    Yall need a life…lol

    And the drug culture in the US is so much better now since Clinton and the Rockefeller 3 strikes……Dompey, go and sleep, ya will feel better after a few more hours.

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  • Do you know how to Google?

    Obama visited Trinidad AND Jamaica.

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    Well…this is another way of putting it…lol

    “(Actor Michael Shannon.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
    Actor Michael Shannon held nothing back about the 2016 presidential election and President-elect Donald Trump while promoting his new film “Nocturnal Animals” in a new interview with Rogerebert.com.
    When asked whether he could make sense of how exactly Trump was elected, Shannon had a vitriolic response about Trump’s supporters.

    “Yeah, I’ll tell you how to make sense of it: This country’s filled with ignorant jackasses,” he said. “The big red dildo running through the middle of our country needs to be annexed to be its own country of moronic a–holes. You can call it the United States of Moronic F—ing A–holes.”

    Shannon (“Man of Steel,” “Take Shelter”) said he thought the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency had begun to feel “like a lie” because racism and sexism had been “festering underneath the whole time” in disenchanted Trump voters.

    “A lot of these people, they don’t know why the f— they’re alive,” he said. “They’re doing drugs, f—ing killing themselves. Because they’re like, ‘Why the f— am I alive? I can’t get a job, I don’t know anything about anything, I have no curiosity for life or the world.’ So this Trump thing is like getting a box of firecrackers, or something. It’s like, ‘Well, this will be fun for a little while, this’ll kill some time.’ Because, y’know, the jackass will be amusing on television, stay stupid s—.”

    Shannon went on to call Trump’s presidency “the worst thing that’s ever happened.”

    It’s the worst,” he said. “This guy is going to destroy civilization as we know it, and the earth, and all because of these people who don’t have any idea why they’re alive.”

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    As we go along. ..this should help.

    “The most important thing in a functional society is a well-informed public. What we have now is not only uninformed but misinformed masses.”

    How do we combat this problem? Easy, we have to do some work. While I could give a long dissertation on what exactly that means, no one has the patience to read it all, so here are five quick steps that’ll fit in a meme…

    Read first. Then share. I myself am guilty of basing comments or even clicking share based on the headline. This is the worst thing any of us could do. Stop being lazy.
    Check the source (and their sources). In the age of new media true and valid information comes from non-traditional sources but so does a lot of garbage. Any article that posts facts, figures or quotes should provide a source for that information. If there is no backup for their claims, move on.
    Watch out for recycled stories. One thing that seems to be feeding into the misinformation problem is when old stories are being presented as happening now. Check the date on the story before you read on. You’ll be shocked to see how many are from another time and aren’t applicable to the current event you thought they were talking about.
    If you care about facts, ignore the blatantly slanted. Having a slant or taking a position on a story is not wrong in itself. What is wrong is when these ideas are taken as unbiased fact. You can avoid all of this by simply avoiding those sites to start with. Any website with the words: Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Republican, etc. in the title are just advertising how slanted they are. That’s ok if you choose to live in your side’s bubble but please don’t have any delusions that these stories reflect the whole picture.
    Google it. God (and Sergey) gave us Google for a reason. If you see a story that’s unbelievable or has no sources or even if it does, verify. See if the same facts are reported across multiple outlets. See if anyone disputes these facts. Read these pieces and then make up your mind.

    If we could all take these simple steps our society would be a better place. We all have opinions and leanings. There is nothing wrong with that but could we at least all come from a starting point based on facts and reality?

    The truth is, sharing illogical things begins to erode YOUR credibility and it makes you look foolish. Trust me, I speak from experience.

    Now go share this, please.

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  • your boyfriend was in cuba making deals barbados is gonna be left out , better offer him a trip to sandy lane this winter before he goes to st kitts again

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    But Lawson….Canadians been going to Cuba in droves for years now….more bang for their buck, why don’t you talk to those girlfriends you have in Barbados get them talk to Fruendel & Co about getting Justin to give them a piece of that pie….I dont get involved in politics.

    First ya gotta convince the politicians to clean up the island though, you do realize that Cuba’s infrastructure was damaged by decades of US embargoes and they still manage to draw plenty Canadians….so Barbados is definitely getting something wrong….they should ask Castro.

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    http://ow.ly/2xkN306gulQ

    We knew that, we could have told him that, right Lawson…..lol

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    Isn’t it ironic that the same greedy, avarious system they created to steal from others and each other…will kill them…lol, hahaha, lol

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  • I guess the reason they find trump likable is the same reason if hawking claimed he could grab any woman by the pussy because of his fame they would have to say bullshit

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    http://ow.ly/NlSZ306h541

    Is anyone the least bit, the tinest bit, surprised.

    http://ow.ly/Rj9M306h5kM

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  • typical business pratice ..when someone wants something from you leave them confused and nervous then bring them to your big house and let them know the game is changing unless they start to fufill their obligations. Japan were evil during the war to the chinese I suspect they will be more than willing to do what the us feels they have been neglecting.

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  • WW&C is correct, the Canadians go in droves to Cuba.

    And they also operate a ton of hotels (and build them)
    http://www.bluediamondresorts.com/en
    http://www.gaviota-grupo.com/en/hoteles

    Cuba has more miles on undeveloped beach land than is imaginable. Here is another one set to go
    http://www.torontosun.com/2016/06/16/canadian-developer-breaking-ground-on-14-billion-cuba-luxury-hotel-and-golf-resort

    There are also several Bajans who went there years ago. When I working there in ’90’s, I came across a few of them. 3 years ago, my translator, who has since defected to Miami, sent me a note of a movie Lost Roots about Bajans in Cuba. To my knowledge it has never made it to the big screen, but a trailer is on UTube

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    The Japanese are no longer an aggressive people, the A-bomb took care of that….now the Chinese, different story, what a difference a couple hundred years makes.

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    http://ow.ly/sm4O306ins2

    When reality finally hits home.

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    This is what corruption breeds….government ministers and politicians should take note. Clinton was sure she was going to be president and have immunity from all future crimes she planned to commit against the Haitian people, she was so sure, being sure nearly killed Killary.

    Reddit User billclintonisarap1st has reportedly uncovered a new mysterious death linked to Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. His reddit post reports that Monica Petersen was found dead under “suspicious circumstances” while working for the Human Trafficking Center in Haiti.
    Monica had been critical of the Clinton Foundation’s dealings even sharing a highly detailed article highlighting Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation’s despicable dealings in Haiti as well as their connections to Billionaire Carlos Slim and the New York Times.
    A friend reports on what she was researching:

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    As we know, Hillary has ties to convicted sex offender and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. In addition, Hillary was involved in the NGO run by Laura Silsby, the former director of the The New Life Children’s Refuge. She was caught attempting to steal and smuggle 33 children from Haiti, most of whom weren’t even orphans at the time:

    Hillary has a LONG history of interest in Ms. Silsby. Wikileak emails dating back till at least 2001 have been found in her archives discussing Laura’s NGO. Laura had claimed she planned to build an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, but authorities in the country said she never submitted an application for this purpose. They instead located to Haiti.
    Sources:

    https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/10BUENOSAIRES166_a.html
    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/3465
    Huma Abedin was constantly forwarding Hillary articles on this woman’s organization:

    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/2772

    One of the first things Hillary did when she took over the scene in Haiti was to get Laura off the hook:

    http://harvardhrj.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/King.pdf

    And the attorney who represented Laura Silsby? A man who was himself convicted as a sex trafficker:

    https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/32/323249_-os-haiti-us-legal-adviser-to-u-s-haiti-missionaries.html

    Even more disturbing, we uncovered an email in Wikileaks where they are literally pricing how much it costs to transport children:

    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/3741

    Again, this was the same group that got busted by Haitian Authorities trying to Traffic kids.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Life_Children%27s_Refuge_case

    They’re in the Clinton Emails:

    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/3741
    What was going on here? Reddit commenters are asking questions:

    As golfrinserepeat opined, “Just another coincidental death that happens whenever anyone looks too close into Clinton’s dirty laundry.”

    Another poster commented, “This is getting even spookier

    Read more: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/election-woman-investigating-clinton-foundation-crimes-found-dead/#ixzz4QLc37SmW

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    Threats to the Caribbean the leaders must take very seriously, it’s reality, nit politicians fantasy.

    “As part of a nationwide series of university student walkouts in protest of Republican President-elect Donald J. Trump’s proposed policy initiatives regarding immigration and the deportation of criminal undocumented immigrants, nearly a thousand students and faculty members at Rutgers University staged a rally and march in downtown. “(Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    By NAN Business Editor
    News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 18, 2016: The economic impact on the Caribbean of a Donald Trump administration could be problematic. David Jessop, a consultant to the Caribbean Council, has identified five possible economic implications on the region. They are:

    1: Abandoning Existing Trade Deals
    Donald Trump has said that he will abandon existing trade deals. If he is genuinely intent on doing this, it is not hard to see his administration making demands for access for US goods and services on the basis of reciprocity, says Jessop. It is also possible that tax penalties would be levied on those US manufacturers who have off-shored their manufacturing or assembly plants into locations like the Caribbean to take advantage of a more favorable tax environment.

    2: Picking Up The Cost Of Its Own Security.
    Trump may require the Caribbean to fully meet the costs of its own security; for example, guaranteeing the safety of US visitors, Jessop says especially given China’s growing and central role in investment to access the US market in manufacturing and services in the Caribbean region.

    3: Tearing Up Of The Ratified Global Agreement On Climate Change
    If true to his word, Jessop says, Trump could within days of taking office use executive action to tear up the recently ratified global agreement on climate change, a text of existential importance to the Caribbean. This will be a decision that will require the region to react.

    4: Transactional Relationship With Cuba.
    Trump has made it clear, in Cuba’s case, that he would want a transactional relationship. He intends, he said, to “make it rough …. until a really good deal can be made for the Cuban people and for the United States.”
    “We have to make a deal that’s good for the Cuban people and I would make sure that the deal is either made, or I’d have nothing to do with them,” he told a Miami radio station just a few days before being elected. It is a proposition Havana is unlikely to respond well to, says Jessop.

    5: Pitting The Rest Of The Hemisphere Against The US
    Hemispheric groupings like the Organization of American States (OAS) or the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to have to take a position against Trump’s strong authoritarian leadership stance, potentially pitting the rest of the hemisphere against the US”

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  • They may not be aggressive but they only have two ways of looking at people It is either up at you or down at you never at the same level. But you made my point they will be afraid of chinese and do what the us wants.
    WW are you saying ,…lock her up

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    Yes Lawson…..I am saying lock her up, no pardon for this witch, she is vile, I am sur she is counting on Trump to pardon her and he is already leaning that way, presuming he himself is not impeached before slithering into the white house……since he cannot get his fraud and racketeering trump university case delayed.

    Killary should be tried in the Hague she is so vile…not even me with my broom got the stomach for what she is capable of…a demon.

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    http://ow.ly/qPEN306iRSM

    People must be aware at all times who and what is being chosen to make decisions in their lives.

    This one is pure poison, let’s see if he is confirmed.

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    A must watch

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    “The United States has 5% of the world’s population, yet we have nearly 25% of the world’s prison population. Our prison population has grown nearly ten-fold in my lifetime. After my day with Defy, I asked friends who work in the criminal justice system for additional resources about mass incarceration in the United States, and they recommended two books (The New Jim Crow and Just Mercy) and a recent Netflix documentary, 13th:

    If you’re curious about the deliberately racial foundation on which mass incarceration is built, you should read The New Jim Crow or watch 13th. We now imprison a larger percentage of our Black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid. Once incarcerated, individuals often lose access to many of the federal assistance programs designed to help our least fortunate. In most states, they lose the right to vote. Whether they get it back (and when) varies by state. Once released from prison, the lack of assistance makes surviving and thriving exceedingly difficult.

    This is borne out by the numbers: the prison recidivism rate in the United States shows that once you’ve been in prison once, you’ll almost certainly go back. Over two thirds of prisoners who are released from prison are back in prison within three years.”

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    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/11/18/good-men-wanted-2/

    The Bushman….what happened….lol

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/11/18/a-womans-cry/

    Women in Barbados need to seriously consider not having any babies for another 20 years, let this batch of politicians, senators, priests and government ministers leave the landscape, they are jackasses, they cannot deliver water, jobs, streets free of raw sewage, new pipelines, good roads or a corrupt free judiciary or parliament to the people and they want babies….they gotta be mad.

    According to the first link they cannot even find good men in Barbados. …and they want babies….for what, so they can blame the mothers and grandmothers….obvouly they cannot analyze or recognize the social problems.

    Whar a mess.

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    http://ow.ly/WrTJ306kAVu

    This is how you watch wannabe dictators and their families…very carefully. Something for the Barbados and Caribbean electorate to learn about their politicians, these growing concerns will have teachable lessons.

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-jewish-muslim-registry-president-elect-rights-adl-anti-defamation-league-a7426341.html

    Oh the irony..lol

    Somebody help me here, please, now if the JEWS start registering themselves as MUSLIMS in the US…MUSLIMS…I tell you, as they are nio threatening to do, just imagine the possibilities..lol hahaha, lol.

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