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India – 3 people awarded life imprisonment in 1984 Sikh riots case

It is always said that justice delayed is justice denied, the very fact that the criminal justice system in India takes decades to wind through and deliver justice. In that time, people either give up on justice, die, or implemented their own form of justice; conversely, it becomes easier to thwart justice by either witnesses […]

Humour: Kenyan offers animals for Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton’s (wikipedia) dowry: 40 goats and 20 cows. Now if you have finished laughing, this was actually a proposal made by a Kenyan man (Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor). Giving livestock for gaining the hand of a girl in marriage is apparently proper in Kenya, and this offer was first made 9 years ago when the […]

Iran – People Getting Killed in Prisons

The struggles following the Iranian election and the dispute over the ‘successful election’ of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were not crushed as was initially thought. At some point, when the Supreme Leader waded again into the controversy by first declaring the election as valid, and then actually calling for stringent action against the protests, the huge […]

The shift by Senator Specter – and what this means for US politics

It is the wish of every US president to have a compliant Congress that will vote his way for the bills that he wants. Many Presidents have had the horror of having to veto bills that have been passed by Congress that they do not like, and also had the inverse effect of seeing their […]