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Typhoon Haiyan: How To Help

via NPR: The State Department announced Monday that it is “cooperating with the Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief Fund established by The mGive Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit organization” to collect donations for victims of the typhoon…

Super Typhoon Haiyan Death Estimate: 10,000 In Philippines

  Today the Philippines are reeling from the devastation from Super Typhoon Haiyan, as Vietnam prepares for landfall there. As reported by Al Jazeera: Typhoon Haiyan wiped away buildings and…

North Korea Needs To Send Propaganda Men To Film School

You know it’s bad when I can pick out the duplicated images, the pixilations, the green screen lines in a video on my puny 19″ monitor. North Korea is cranking…

Is Syria World War 2½?

Is Syria World War 2½?

  When the Prophet Mohammed died in June of 632, a power vacuum was created and two factions emerged, one following the Prophet’s son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib and one…

Peace Accord Reached With Philippine Rebels

Peace Accord Reached With Philippine Rebels

The Philippines is a group of 7,107 islands directly east of Vietnam. It has a population of 94 million, of whom 80% are Roman Catholic, 10% are other Christian and…

Philippine Government Squares Off Against Catholic Church

Philippine Government Squares Off Against Catholic Church

Almost thirty years ago, Monty Python’s Flying Circus produced a movie called The Meaning of Life. In it was one of the boys’ most famous songs – “Every Sperm Is…

Myanmar Takes Third Step To Democracy

Myanmar Takes Third Step To Democracy

The first step was releasing political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi from twenty years of house arrest and allowing her to run for parliament. The second step was holding reasonably…

Myanmar’s Parliament Flexes Its Power

Myanmar’s Parliament Flexes Its Power

No one suggested that Myanmar’s transition from decades of military rule to a freely elected parliamentary system would be easy, but few thought the parliament would push so quickly and…

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