Moroccan Wall of Shame

berm wallHave 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

soldiers
guerrilla fighters of the Polisario Front

TV – informercials “info” or just crap?

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.)

drug companies in it for the money

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.)