Funny:: Ronnie Nathanielsz and Quinito Henson have a holiday bitchfight over TV ratings

So you’ve got THE MOST IMPORTANT MATCH IN PHILIPPINE FOOTBALL HISTORY with all the hype, and you can’t even beat a PBA quarterfinals game featuring Ginebra? Maybe Filipinos aren’t ready for football yet. But more probably, you’re airing it on a shitty channel that has terrible reach. from Fire Quinito Here

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rePost:: There is now substantial evidence that the health and schooling of children can be raised by empowering women, and this is precisely what Tunisia did when it raised the minimum age for marriage, revoked the colonial ban on imports of contraceptives, instituted the first family planning programme in Africa, legalized abortion, made polygamy illegal, and gave women the right to divorce as well as the right to stand and vote for election. :: Dani Rodrik’s weblog: The unsung development miracles of our time

I score this one against the moralist forces in our country. They are basically against what other countries find successful. What was their secret? Determined policies to expand educational opportunities and access to health along with a willingness to depart from the conventional wisdom of the day and experiment with their own remedies. Even though […]

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rePost:: Best Read::All the lonely people – Roger Ebert’s Journal

Nice post read the whole thing. When I was a child the mailman came once a day. Now the mail arrives every moment. I used to believe it was preposterous that people could fall in love online. Now I see that all relationships are virtual, even those that take place in person. Whether we use […]

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Musings 2010 09 16

It started sunday night and ended yesterday night, my John Hughes Marathon (Teen flicks + Planes Trains and Automobiles). Some thoughts: There is a light that never goes out Take me out tonight Where there’s music and there’s people Who are young and alive Driving in your car I never never want to go home […]

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Nice Stuff I’ve Read 2010 08 08

How changes on how people consume, because of the recession, may make them happier in the long run. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/business/08consume.html?_r=3&hpw :here On the bright side, the practices that consumers have adopted in response to the economic crisis ultimately could — as a raft of new research suggests — make them happier. New studies of consumption and happiness […]

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