Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008

The HM Treasury attempted to freeze all the assets of Icelandic Landsbanki bank in the UK. The order was approved by both Houses of Parliament on the 28th of October 2008. Landsbanki bank was placed into receivership in Iceland as the bank was one of the first of the global crisis to reach the brink of collapse. When this happened the powers that  be in the UK tried to get Iceland to put the burden of debt from this bank onto the Icelandic public. The prime minister of Iceland at the time refused and Landsbanki bank was put on the same list as Al qaeda and the Taliban. Continue reading Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008

Nigerian super rich

The super rich living amongst the super poor

The poverty rate in Nigeria is almost three times the size of the US’s poverty rate, but with an economy growing at more than 5% per year in Nigeria and a GDP of around $500 billion its’ difficult to comprehend how so many people can still be suffering. The first thing to keep in mind is that Nigeria has only been an independent Country since the 1960’s. The pre-colonial period was from around 1500 – 1800 and then the British owned the Country for over 150 years.  Continue reading Nigerian super rich

The second law of thermodynamics and life

The arrow of time is based on the second law of thermodynamics. As I understand it, the second law of thermodynamics is that things get more random over time, and that is how the natural order of things within the universe we live in, works. They call this entropy or disorder, and this increases with time. Continue reading The second law of thermodynamics and life

Mohammed Ibrahim – Black Billionaire speaks raw truth to old African leaders

Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British billionaire businessman who founded Celtel, a telecommunications company  which had over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in 14 African countries. He sold the company for $3.4 billion and set up the Mo Ibrahim foundation to encourage better governance of Africa. What I love about the video is the confidence and surety he speaks with about current African leaders. Continue reading Mohammed Ibrahim – Black Billionaire speaks raw truth to old African leaders

Barbershop Boycott

The Babershop

The focal point for black communities.

The congregation centre for black men.

The  place to make yourself look fresh for the world.

I know this is going to hurt people, especially young black men who pride themselves in getting their ritual haircut at their local establishment, but hear me out. Up and down the Country thousands of men, f ortnightly, take a trip to visit the one man in their life who they know will be there. He didn’t run away. He didn’t leave you when you needed him. He was always been there. The barber. Continue reading Barbershop Boycott

George Washington Carver

Tenacious, practical, intelligent and with a deep thirst for knowledge. Given all the real barriers to progression Carver had against him it is amazing how much greatness he was able to achieve. I hope the younger black generations can use Carver as a positive example of triumph over adversity. Excuses are for the apathetic and lazy.