It’s that time again - free tea time! It’s been a while since I did my first giveaway and the response was so overwhelming that I’ve decided to do another one! Although I can’t share tea with everyone, I’ve decided to do five smaller packages this time, so that there is a…
As a hobby, I track some Central African politics, but not Uganda very much. What I’m talking about here is mainly American misconceptions, not what’s actually going on; I don’t hope to speak for anyone else. I’m not a local or an academic. And I haven’t seen the Kony 2012 video or more than a tiny fraction of the responses.
I know where this phone call is going. I’m on the hospital wards, and a physician in the emergency room downstairs is talking to me about an elderly patient who needs to be admitted to the hospital. The patient is new to me, but the story is familiar: He has several chronic conditions — heart failure, weak kidneys, anemia, Parkinson’s and mild dementia — all tentatively held in check by a fistful of medications. He has been falling more frequently, and his appetite has fallen off, too. Now a stroke threatens to topple this house of cards.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was formed to ensure America’s freedom to travel. Instead, they have made air travel the most difficult means of mass transit in the United States, at the same time failing to make air travel any more secure. (via gmancasefile)