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Friday, April 3, 2009

G20 SUCCESS?

For quite sometime now the world has have a very bad view of the Unites States, with the advent of President Barack Obama I see a rise in the amount of people who are now willing to sit down and talk with us. It was not easy for this point to be accomplished but is has now been sometime overdue. For many years people wonder why other country dislikes the United States and they failed to recognize that we created a monster. With our world class economy and being the most industrious country we have had major edge at the table so to speak. With this edge we have forced our agenda on other countries, which created this bad image.

Dictatorship way of doing things is no longer an option, its very old, as Obama right fully said this morning at the town all meeting in France this morning, we came here to listen and negotiate, which was well received by the Europeans’ my only hope is that all these countries with G20 status will carry out the agreement they agreed to at the meetings.

EUROPE
The London-basenancial Times said the "world is better for having held this summit".
The newspaper welcomed the pledge to increase resources for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and to boost world trade.
But it described the detail on future fiscal stimulus and cleaning up the banks as "disappointingly thin".
"Leaders must remember that the crisis, which started in the banking system, will not be resolved until the banking system itself is fixed," its editorial said.

AFRICA

Kenya's Business Daily warned of the need to overhaul post-World War II multilateral institutions.
"At the moment [the G20 countries] are pushing for protective measures with little regard to what happens to the developing nations. Such protectionism will surely lead to failure," it said.
Botswana's Mmegi also said it was time to "revise the global financial architecture".
"Africa played no role in triggering the current crisis. Yet a prolonged global slowdown will have a serious impact on economic development on the continent, with the attendant risk of aggravating poverty and other social problems."

ASIA

China's Beijing News said the common understanding reached by the G20 leaders had gone beyond people's expectations.
The world, it said, needed co-operation from every country because the global economic crisis could only be solved at a global level.
China's People's Daily agreed, saying such co-operation was vital for a speedy recovery of the world economy.
"As a responsible big developing nation, China is beefing up co-operation with other nations to cope with the crisis to the best of its ability."

Middle East

The pan-Arab al-Quds al-Arabi said that while the summit achieved some positive results, "it focused on rescuing the rich and approving some regulations to prevent a repeat of the recent collapse. But it ignored the poor, who are the majority in the world."
The pan-Arab al-Arab al-Alamiyah said: "The key issue is not how big or how small the IMF's budget should be, but its policies and their link to the United States.
"The US has constantly played a role in facilitating IMF loans to countries that have special relations with her. This explains the lack of enthusiasm among EU states to beef up the fund's budget."
Ridwan Assayed in the pan-Arab al-Sharq al-Awsat said: "Sometimes disasters are necessary to bring about a change… the change I mean is not only economic but also political and strategic… there are now new economic powers... These new powers do not share the opinions of traditional western capitalist states."

This leads me to my question; do you think we will ever be able to achieved world peace? No matter how much you try people will always have a bad perception so how do we clear the air for peaceful negations’?

In my perspective the U.S is at a better standing in the world that I was before this G20 summit, that speech that The President gave in Frances was a good gesture in reconciling our differences with the French. Nicolas Sarkozy was ready for a changes and Obama was the man to make the appeal to the world.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I often sit and wonder what constitute happiness.

Is it money?

Is it personal triumph?

What about morality?



Maybe society depicts the meaning of happiness?

For some people happiness comes in the form of finding a meal a day weather it comes from the garbage, or from an aid who decided that they want to look good n television giving back. However for people like this happiness to me has the most genuine meaning.

So I turn to my co-worker Dawind George and asked him, what makes you happy? This is what he said.

“Anything that I can do to make my mom enjoy life to the fullest and to make her feel proud about, will make me happy and the same goes for the rest of my family”
How ever he failed to mention one simple thing about himself and it makes me think. Why do we as human seem to focus on others and try to make others happy.( is it just in our nature or is it just the way we were raised as caregivers) while not paying much attentions on what really makes us happy as an individuals!

In order to get a females perspective on it I turned to a female Co worker and asked, what makes you happy? .she replied saying!

She replied at first saying she don’t know, seconds later she shouted freedom. I am like what aren’t you free, don’t you live in a democratic nation.

So she though about for a few minutes and said.

“Travelling Getting out of New York, going to Jamaica and the rest of the world”
So I said ok, and asked “are you Jamaican” she replied “no I just love the country, I am a southerner.

As for me growing up as a kid all I wanted was cars bikes and a big house to live and allot of girls to me at the time that was going to make me happy. However I have come to realize that the true meaning of happiness has bin so societal driven that happiness now, has a different meaning to everyone.

When I look at the children of Africa and see when the get a place of food the smile on their faces it restores to me the true meaning of happiness. which to me is that once you have life, food and shelter and a family that’s loves and cares for that should be enough.

Ages 3-12


Them I took it on myself to ask, when do we start knowing if we are happy or not as for me it’s when I was in high school, seeing all the other kids with gadgets that I did not have and wearing the latest shoes bags and coats.

But it came to my mind that it might be rancor, but them I say no! It could not be.

So I came to this conclusion that happiness is learned and society has allot to do with what people perceived as being happiness.
This is evident in so many places; just by watching the movies, I hear my two little cousins saying I want to be like Miley or Nick from a Disney picture.

I would really like to hear what you think and, need to hear the disagreement and also the agreements.

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