BREAKING: Michael Cohen, President Donald J. Trump’s former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN. Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources said. https://cnn.it/2LoPrXK –
Sydney Symmonds the host of the CBC Talk Yuh Talk show had an interesting discussion on Thursday morning regarding the adoption of low pants and cornrow hairstyle by young people in Barbados. The argument posited to explain the low pants style which has been popularized by the American hip hop and prison culture was – it is just a matter of style. Interesting is the fact some states in the USA have instituted laws to ban the low pant style.
We have those who say a person should have the right to style as they please. There is the other camp who is concerned about the future of our Black youth given their willy nilly acceptance of American and other foreign cultures. How can any intelligent being who understands the meaning of pride and industry retreat to a position that our society should surrender to the culture of the USA or Jamaica?
A strength of the Bajan society historically has been our willingness to deal with issues in a Bajan way. The challenges which have started to emerge given the nature of a pluralistic society which Barbados is transitioning to must take centre place as concerned Bajans question the type of society we want to become. This is a difficult discussion which must be taken out of the realm of economic mumbo jumbo. The emphasis must be to raise the discussion to appreciate that a society in our view which is socially cohesive will naturally create economic wealth.
There has been recent discussion over at Barbados Free Press speculating on the influence which blogs maybe having on how decisions are being made in Barbados. There is no denying the power of the blogosphere in the North America, Asia and Pacific countries. BU suspect that our influence has not yet reached that of the countries mentioned; however the acceptance of blogs as a credible news channel outside of Barbados has provided the opportunity to force that influence by operating in the blogosphere and therefore benefiting from external pressures which maybe be exerted.
A classic example is the request which Bajan bloggers received to respond to a CNN request for a web cam interview to speak to the world about how Barbadians are currently preparing for a partial impact from the approaching Hurricane Dean. Understandably, BU had to respectfully decline the request and referred CNN to our only snub nosed reporter left on the island, David Ellis.
We’re looking for a Barbados based blogger who could do an interview via web cam this evening on Anderson’s show. Just want to talk about Hurricane Dean preparations. Could you call me at the number below, or let me know how best to reach you via phone?
Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, One Time Warner Center, 7th FloorNew York, NY 10019-8012
To all you Barbadians relaxed in believing that Barbados is not going to adopt “world behavior”very soon___ you are in for a rude awakening!
CNN put up a comments page about last night’s New Hampshire GOP debate
at CNN Political Ticker Who Won the Debate? The comments were overwhelmingly for Ron Paul.
CNN removed the comments and replaced them with a page of
comments about the June 3, 2007 Democratic debate. SMOOTH. Unfortunately I was unable to get a screenshot this time because I had to get up early this morning. Ah, the middle class life, how it hinders the ability to micromanage the media.