Asia then and Now

A landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.

A landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Asia has always been at the center of attention for the past centuries. Its unmatched beauty and its persistent ability to stay

in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are twin towers and were the world's tallest buildings before being surpassed by Taipei 101. However, the towers are still the tallest twin buildings in the world. They were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004

in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are twin towers and were the world's tallest buildings before being surpassed by Taipei 101. However, the towers are still the tallest twin buildings in the world. They were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004

unique and interested not just for foreigners but also for locals. China for examples holds many wonders of the world and has developed into a nation that while still ancient in many parts of it country it has managed to also take a hold of the future and become one of the fastest growing nations in the world. Japan also has rich history that is unmatched by most regions in the world.

I just recently watched a program on national geographic which will have me focusing a few posts on unique and interested residential buildings. I have become fascinated at how japan and even china have been taking residential buildings to the next step. With capsule hotels and homes that are truly one of a kind, I am going to find some cool homes that are impressing and can make all of us start that list of ”I want that” in our head.

Obama now owns 60% of General Motors.

After a rough few months in financial distress Generam Motors finaly declares bankruptcy. This is bad news for many share holder and employees. But rest assured The President of The United States now owns 60% of Americas largest auto maker. Phew, Talking about power. Obama and several others who now own huge portions of GM have stated that they plan to return the shares once the company is back up and running.

I think this is the first time a president has owned majority share of a major corporation. It sort of baffles me but I put my hope into obamas skill as a leader.

General Motors will file for bankruptcy on Monday !!

OK, Now after we have given General Motors billions of dollars to help them fix there structuring and ensure that americans keep their jobs, General Motors is filling for bankruptcy. After wasting billions of American tax payers money they will protect themselves from further damage. Now don’t think that the workers of the factories will see any of this, because they will still be laid off. Basically what will happen is that the CEO and executives of GM will still receive their high payouts and essentially the filling for bankruptcy will only protect them.

We are trying to fix the economy but all we are doing by allowing companys like GM to pay their CEO’s 150Million dollars a year is encouraging all corporations to continue the shady techniques they have been using for years. This has to come to an end,bankruptcy protection should protect the citizen and hard workers of the company not the select individuals who cant do without their caviar.

Convicted killer beheaded and put on display in Saudi Arabia! Seriously ?

(CNN) — Saudi Arabian officials beheaded and then publicly displayed the body of a convicted killer in Riyadh on Friday, an act that prompted a stiff denunciation by a leading human rights monitor.
The Saudi Interior Ministry said Ahmed Al-Shamlani Al-Anzi was sentenced to death and then “crucifixion” — having his body displayed in public — for the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old boy and for the killing of the boy’s father, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Amnesty International issued a statement deploring the punishment, with the group’s Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui saying in a statement it is “horrific” that beheadings and crucifixions “still happen.”
Even though the word “crucifixion” is used to describe the public display, the act has no connection to Christianity and the crucifixion of Jesus. The bodies are not displayed on crosses, Lamri Chirouf, who researches Saudi Arabian issues for Amnesty, explained.
The Saudi Interior Ministry asserted that Al-Anzi’s body was displayed as a warning that those involved in similar crimes would suffer the same fate, the press agency reported.
The ministry said Al-Anzi kidnapped the boy and held him for a “malicious purpose” at a grocery store where he worked. He tied rope around the boy’s neck and strangled him to death, the ministry said.
When the boy’s father came to the store looking for his son, Al-Anzi axed the father repeatedly until the man died. When police came to arrest Al-Anzi, Al-Anzi resisted arrest by threatening them with a knife.
Police later discovered that Al-Anzi had been previously convicted of other crimes, including possession of pornographic videos and sodomy, the Interior Ministry said.

Seriously ? What is the problem here. I mean I am all for showing people what happens when you do wrong but this is a bit uncivilized.  I would’ve expected this to happen in Iraq or Aghanistan but not in Saudia Arabia. They have made so much progress in the past few years and now have gone right back to 15th  Century customs. It is about time that the middle east moves completely into the future allowing women to drive and hold the highest office. If they keep on going the way they are the world will only get more ridden with crime and hate.

Egypt! The Future of the Middle East ?

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt

Egypt has always been at the center of attention not just now but also in the past few centuries. In the past it was one of the greatest civilizations of our time. Now in the 21st Century Egypt is one of the largest and most developed country’s in Africa and the Middle east. It has stood out above all other country’s that share the continent and the nearby area of the middle east with it. With a population of roughly 76 Million people it stands to gain even further strength in the coming years. Although Egypt is a great country democracy still is something that still hasn’t caught on.

Democracy is a important thing in every country’s step towards being a efficient power. I hope the people of Egypt soon realize this and stand up for themselves and their country. Egypt is the center point of many of mankind greatest achievements such as the pyramids and with Egypt becoming a democracy it would encourage more and more to travel to its history rich region and maybe even become a stronger international travel destination then it already is. Egypt is a great place I want to visit, I am still Adventurized!

officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country mainly in North Africa

officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country mainly in North Africa

How did we come to be ?

Religion

Religion

I was thinking today during work of how everything that exists got here and if there really is something that has the power to create the stars,galaxies and the planets. We as Humans are so simple minded as to thinking that we are special enough to have a ”God” that will Contact us and show us his ways and rules !?!?!

We simply think that the universe was created for us. My opinion differs very much and I think you will enjoy reading the following. I think that the Universe has a deeper meaning then that of what we think. We are probably just a mere speck of life in the universe were there are probably millions maybe even endless of planets with life out there.

My want for exploration and knowledge goes to as so far as to wanting to know how far our universe really stretches and I think that everyone who loves to explore new places and topics will ponder these same thoughts.

Haven’t been writing in a while !! Here I go…….

Ive been a bit busy with working and going to school. You have probably been following the news just as I have. Wow, the US Economy is really doing bad. It is doing so bad that our unemployment is reaching the highest levels in years and that we are afraid to spend money. I think that this was necessary to show us that cant continue living the way we do. If we learn to respect our planet and not live the lavish lifestyle that we currently do. Maybe we can even learn to help each other so that maybe one day all humans can live a happy life. I’m still on my quest to travel this summer. I will in the coming weeks post some youtube videos regular I just haven’t found the time.

Inauguration Drama and such! Should’ve went to D.C

transferobamabidenTomorrow the United States will inaugurate its 44th President. This inauguration is without a doubt the biggest one we have ever had. This moment means a new beginning for our country and it will shape and define our nation for years to come. The USA has now shown that it is in fact a diverse country, where everyone can have a chance. The only thing we have to wait for now is for the Glass Ceiling to shatter and hopefully racism will be reduced to such a small number that it won’t even affect our lives anymore or at least that’s what I hope. The Obama administration OOZZES with diversity all the way from Hilary Clinton to Eric Holder, Hilda Solis, Steven Chu & Eric Shinesky to all the other diverse people he will have in his administration.

I sure hope that the USA will continue on the path it is right now because this path is the right one. Although our Economy is currently down it can be fixed if we work together and support what the Obama Administration is doing. And if you couldn’t tell I am a Democrat. Comment Wanted😉

Why are they still killing innocent people ???

I found this interesting video on YouTube that I thought I’d share with you guys (Scroll Down watch first minute or so of the video to understand what I’m talking about). You know the funny thing is that we, the people of America hopefully don’t like to see little children die. But why do our president and our senators hold sides with countries that cause unnecessary chaos when that is not what most of us want. We don’t want the fighting to continue so we should step in and have a VOICE. If We the People are the government then how come the Government basically does what it wants? We think that voting is enough but it is not. We have to make our voice heard more than we do now, we should all actively participate in politics.

It is 2009 and the world is still not smart enough to see that fighting brings us nowhere. It is sad to see that innocent lives are wasted only because of small differences. This is OUR planet and we have to learn to work together. We try so hard to differentiate us from animals but we are the same. We fight over unimportant factors such as territory, food, the top spot. THINK for a second and absorb the picture on the left. Is that what you we want? If it is so god help you. If it is not, why are we letting it happen? If your one of the people that thinks it is not our fight, just remember that we all share this planet.

Think. Have Dignity. Have a Voice

True Beauty of the Middle East

pyramid

Our view of the Middle East has been so distorted in the past few decades that the general population wouldn’t even consider it a place of importance and beauty. All though there are many battles going on in the Middle East is an important part of the world. The Middle East is home of many sites that hold major historic value.

People seem to have forgotten that the major religions of our world were founded in the Middle East including Christianity. There are thousands of historical places to see in this beautiful area along with the thousands wonders ranging from the pyramids of ancient Egypt all the way to the ultra modern city of Dubai. So before you think of war when the middle east  comes to mind remember that this area holds many great treasures that one must see to believe.

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