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The Disaffected Lib: Why Tibet Will Never Be Free

This map says it all:

The Tibetan plateau is key to controlling the headwaters of just about every major river in East and South Asia.   China controls Tibet, it controls most of the water that it and its neighbours depend upon.

As written on this blog for years, it was always going to come down . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Why Tibet Will Never Be Free

bastard.logic: RIP MCA aka Adam Yauch (and RIP the Beastie Boys)

Mark Richardson:

The Beastie Boys turned curiosity into a form of art. They wanted to know more about what was around them and learn everything they could about what wasn’t. Forget about Kurt Cobain for a second: For kids like me, the Beastie Boys invented the 90s. Technology was changing fast and the world . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: RIP MCA aka Adam Yauch (and RIP the Beastie Boys)

World Headlines Review: Peas in a Water Pod: China, India and Bangladesh; Atlanta, Alabama and Florida

Two Economist articles of recent publication draw attention to the imminent threat that the availability of water, or the lack thereof, poses to social, political and economic stability.  A Himalayan rivalry, Aug 21; and Chattahoochee blues, Sept 18; describe current and potential disputes on both domestic and international levels.  In discussing the extremely complex nature . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Peas in a Water Pod: China, India and Bangladesh; Atlanta, Alabama and Florida