The United White States of America


The Associated Press is currently running this article. The New York Times picked it up today; I am sure others are to follow. Apparently, gun sales are up, as well are threats against those who support Barack Obama. It seems as if “Whitey,” and by Whitey I am lumping myself into that group simply because…

>Four Tiers of Growth and Prosperity


>Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn makes a good pitch in this recent article. Within, he describes the transition from our traditional First World, Second World, Third World mentality – which within the last decade or so has migrated towards High Income, Middle Income, Low Income nomenclature – to a new paradigm. The world now…

>More Typing, Less Griping


>I haven’t posted in a long while. Several reasons for that, the biggest is laziness, outside of family, coaching basketball and baseball, committee service, updating my website, getting computers to cooperate, and teaching World Geography. I am going to endeavor to improve this. Also, I will try to stick to more geographic-related rantings and less…

>They speak Kannada in Bengalooru


>India’s Bangalore city renamed Bengalooru – washingtonpost.com Now for a more traditional geographical topic – the renaming of a city. Why would India, or any place for that matter, want to change a name of a city, particularly the name of a city of some importance? They might feel compelled if the city’s name was…

Knock the French While U.S. Society Devolves


>WP: France devises a baby boom – washingtonpost.com Highlights – MSNBC.com People love to knock the French. We can’t have French Toast anymore; it’s called “Liberty Toast.” French fries? Nope – “Liberty Fries.” Why? Recall the events after 9/11 and how the French refused to support our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. History will be…