I don’t know if stone throwing is a sport in the Olympics, but it is definitely taken serious in the West African nation of Mali. The Islamists stoned two people to death accused of committing adultery, the acceptable punishment under Sharia law. This country has been in a state of chaos and could be a hot bed for Taliban and Al Qaida incubation as the factions struggle for local control. With all the good will of the Olympics, many nations continue to struggle with extreme, anti social regimes. The United States has been supporting rebels in Syria as the war rages for control of the middle east nation against their dictator. Extreme actions that limit personal freedoms imposed by the state should never be condoned by the United Nations or the United States.
Will Mali be the next Afghanistan for the United States?
In a year with a national Presidential election, the political adage “as California goes, so does the nation” is often heard. We might have to change that to “as California goes bankrupt, so does the nation.” The third city, San Bernardino, in California has declared bankruptcy. These might not be the last to do it as the fall out of the housing crisis continues to demolish municipal budgets. They could use a little caffeine to get the economic engines started and it seems caffeine is found in high levels in the fresh water supplies in the West. Researchers are baffled by this development as caffeine can develop genetic changes in wild life. Starbucks must be going nuts if the people find out that their morning jolt can come for free.
Do you use caffeine to get you through the day?
Damn those Ex-Flyers Bringing Stanley Cup to area! The Stanley Cup was sighted down the Jersey shore as Justin William, John Stevens and Todd Fedoruk are incensing the Flyers base with their arrogance. This is only more painful as the Flyers commit to the youth movement and the NHL lockout looms on the horizon. Well at least a local Philadelphia area rower has won gold in the London Olympics. Congratulations to Susan Francia, Penn and Abington native rower, who has made the Schuylkill River and Kelly Drive proud. The Stanley Cup might be nice but it is not gold.
What athlete or team have you been most impressed with in the London Olympics?