Have you heard of a series of walls 2,720 km-long running through Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara? It is dubbed The Wall of Shame by independence-seekers living in exile.
Units from the United Nations try to keep tens of thousands of combatants separate.
Now that George Bush has backed away from the expensive and ineffective concept of a wall between the USA and Mexico, perhaps we can work on tearing down this one.
Since 1975 refugees have been living in desert camps near Tindouf, Algeria. And I had never heard of them.
There are many sad things in this big world. Ignored.
Moroccan Wall – wikipedia
guerrilla fighters of the Polisario Front
Many years ago the first infomercial I watched was for Bowflex. (They still do a convincing job.)
A ripped young guy was unbelievably defined — supposedly by the machine. Later his coach told me that kid had never seen a Bowflex before the shoot. He was a gymnast, of course, from MAC (Multnomah Athletic Club) in Portland.
Based only on the infomercial, Madonna’s representative phoned him for a “date” … before learning how young he was.
I should file this story with InfomercialScams.com
Your source for uncensored complaints about infomercial products.
Justin Leonard runs this site. (No, not the golfer.)
The best ice hockey goalkeeper (as voted by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League) is awarded the Vezina.
Calgary would trade Kipper for no other goalie in the league.
Wikipedia – Mikka Kiprusoff
Lee Chai has a good eye.
Bolivia photos 2004
My buddy Grant climbed Volcan Licancabur. It’s much tougher and higher than it looks. 5916m (19404ft)
Drugs companies ‘inventing diseases to boost profits’
Do you believe this headline? I’m not so sure.
For example, shyness is diagnosed as a “social anxiety disorder” and treated with antidepressants.
Get your drugs for:
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROMES, SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS, OSTEOPOROSIS, SLEEPY IN THE MORNING SICKNESS … (OK, I invented the last one myself.)
I was twice so far frustrated trying to hike Bolivia, the poorest and most problematic of South American countries.
But I vow one day to do the long Transcordillera trek through the Royal Mountains. And return to the great salt flats.
Google is putting in free (ad supported) wireless internet in San Francisco. Can my city be far behind?
I believe access to information will set us free.
The Next Huge Thing
Now … when will Google release their own version of the internet?