Monthly Archives: October 2006

A Little Housekeeping

Recently I added the captcha spam filter for comments to cut down on the spam I was having to contend with. However, the captcha can be annoying at times. As a convenience feature, I enabled registration for those readers who do … Continue reading

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Just Say No To Macaca

  Jim Webb has pulled even with George "Macaca" Allen. It’s crunch time in Virginia. The key to this election is turnout in Northern Virginia. Help Jim Webb get his message out. Contribute if you can, volunteer if you can.

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Grameen Bank: A Photo Essay

Drishtipat has an excellent photo essay about a field trip they took to a Grameen Bank location in a Bangladeshi village. It is a chance to see microcredit in action in a very personal way. For me, it brought back memories … Continue reading

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Democracy At Risk

Having failed to find any WMD in Iraq, George W Bush has resorted to his "freedom" agenda. Mr. Bush repeatedly claims that "democracies don’t go to war with each other." His prescription for lasting peace in the Middle East and … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Iraq, Politics, Society | 6 Comments

Muhammad Yunus And The Power Of An Idea

Today Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank were awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to create economic and social development from below." Today is a day of celebration for all of Bangladesh and Bengalis everywhere. In a … Continue reading

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