An update and some random links

Quick update on JJR’s review of Confessions of an Economic hitman…JJR adds in the comments section, in case you missed it…

I was think of Kenya when writing this comment about the book:

â??Ever wonder how the US lined up so many countries in Africa and Central / South America for Bushâ??s â??coalition of the willingâ? to invade Iraq? Was it not further interesting that those countries who supported Bush on Iraq were given massive debt relief from World Bank and other loans a few years later?â?

Tanzania was on the debt relief list but Kenya was not. Guess which of these two countries refused to join Bushâ??s so-called â??coalition of the willingâ?? Here is a list of the 150 countries who refused to join:

hmm, i finished the book, and i hadnt really thought about the link between the fact that Kenya’s debt was not forgiven and the ‘war on terror’, or is it the ‘struggle against global extremism’ or…wotteva the new phrase is.

Iscatterlings is a blog i stumbled across via muti, i am hooked. KP i think you might like this one. Be sure to read his series on technobilge or verbal tech kung fu[i borrowed the phrase…gee cant remember from where] – (someone speaking with too much tech jargon that it confounds understanding…) and ‘Dear World’

I – my fellow africans, am in the Mixx with Magaidi! check it out!

On the solar front, there is soo much information on this link to The International Solar Energy Society. (thanks Brian!)

This coming week, i will attempt to answer any solar questions you may have. I am not an expert, but i can look up a decent answer to questions you can throw at me. Please post the questions in the comments section or email me afromusing at gmail [this should be fun!] Have a great weekend y’all.

7 thoughts on “An update and some random links

  1. We installed one solar panel on the roof of our old Ford camper van which at least here in Spain gives us power to run the lights plus the mp3 plugged via a small inverter into the 12 volt socket. We also sometimes use a kind of solar oven made from out of a cardboard box lined with styrofoam. You then put your pot full of veggies beans (never used it for meat) spices etc, leave out in the sun for two hours and wow you have your lunch! All this means we can park up far from the madding crowds whenever we take our trips.
    Thanks for the links – i visiting here regularly for my daily solar feed:)

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  3. Sauti tamu na nyororo, tena ya kuvutia sana! You, literally, stole Magaidi’s show with just a few words!

    Btw, “Confessions…” is on my hit list, although I’ve known much of the stuff he talks about for long.

  4. I am extremely impressed with Sokari’s use of solar power – well done!

    While in Kenya, I met one family that had built their own home and fitted it with solar panels. They had virtually no heating and lighting costs but their intial outlay that involved buying fitting in the solar panels was quite expensive. My question is whether a time will come when these costs are not so prohibitive.

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