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 Interesting Articles

 My USA trip in 1992 in a VW Bus.  50,000 Km, 77 National/State Parks. California - Canada - Northern Alaska - Great Lakes - Maritimes - East Coast - Rio Grande - South West - California.
 Reform of the Botswana Trade Act by Keith Jefferis.  Sensible, smart and level-headed recommendations by the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswana. All small businesses in Botswana should read this (566Kb, MS-Word.doc)

  Pilot's Logbook from 1943-44, B-17 Bomber.  An amazing log of heroic (and almost suicidal) flying over Germany and the North Sea during WWII. 8th Airforce, 385th Bomber Wing, Great Ashfield Airfield, log kept by navigator Joel Punches (.pdf, 1.8Mb)

  The Big Takeover by Matt Taibbi.  An insightful, gritty (and frightening) analysis of the causes of the "Financial Crisis."

  Is Google Making us Stupid? by Nicholas Carr.  Are our brains being programmed by the Internet? Feature article in Popular Mechanics Magazine, October 2008.

  The Lure of Namibia by Elinor Burkett.  Want to visit Namibia? Read this article and your mind will be made.

  Can't Grasp The Credit Crisis? Join The Club by David Leonhardt in the NY Times.  A clear, well written article on an obscure subject.

  Dare you fly SAA? by Jani Allen.  A stinging (and frightening) indictment of South African Airways, once one of the world's safest and most reputable airlines.

 Diamonds get real by Joshua Davis.  Modern artificial diamond manufacturing processes produce near-perfect diamonds.

 Why I'm Fleeing South Africa by Anne Paton.  Wife of Allen Paton, author of 'Cry, The Beloved Country' on her decision to leave South Africa because of the uncontrolled crime.

 Driving by Michael Gartner.  Pulitzer prizewinning president of NBC News writes on his aging parents driving anecdotes.

 Wounded Nation by Fred Bridgland.  The lights are literally and figuratively going out all over South Africa as crime, corruption and mismanagement push the rainbow country towards becoming another failed African state.

 Interview with a convicted South African car thief.

The Way Our World Ends by Patrick J. Buchanan.  Are you glad you were born when you were? You will be after you read this

 Texas A & M University Commencement Address by Neal Boortz.  It is extremely rare that anyone speaks the truth like this at any College or High School Commencement Address. His views are thought-provoking.

 Why We Went To War in Iraq by Douglas J. Feith.  A clear, reasoned and sensible account of why it happened.

 

 

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