The Earthquake in Indonesia reminds me of something my father used to say when the weather was very hot, and unnaturally still: “earthquake weather.” Seems we’ve been having that kind of weather lately.
Some quick links:
Thailand’s The Nation editorializes on the economic dangers of a parliament unable to convene.
Hugo Chavez’s kiss of death, politically.
Hanging judge: former Chief Justice Davide in limbo over his U.N. appointment.
World press leaders debate how to join Internet revolution: read also Ethan Zuckerman on the dangers of breaking up the internet into “internets” -at a time when, according to Jakob Nielsen, the world has one billion internet users, and another billion in a decade.
A colleague inquired as to when the parliamentary system envisioned by the 1973 Constitution became a semi-parliamentary one. This time line is very helpful.
Blair’s Congressional gold medal: for some reason, he won’t pick it up.
Region 6 demographics, courtesy of Iloilo City Boy.
comelec AKO has a practical suggestion for promoting English proficiency.
Bunker Chronicles points to the First Family of Taiwan’s media woes.
Measly Meanderings on the perils of entrepreneurship.
In Online Journalism Review, a columnist-blogger discusses the balancing act required by two different kinds of writing.
Mamutong points to an intriguing item on the Japanese and Mindanao.
Out of my mind on vigilantism.
baratillo@cubao on fact checking.