We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Revolution in Africa, according to article is folks are learning to farm and tote their goods to market.
What an accomplishment and summarized in this paragraph;
Now farm experts are beginning to change their views, putting the customer ahead of production. In 2004, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) became the first aid donor to pledge to organize its spending around the principle that the end customer is the prime mover in African agriculture. Given a ready buyer who is offering a fair price, African farmers will defy stereotypes of their inherent conservatism and backwardness. “They move like lightning when money is on the table,” says David Barry, a British coffee buyer based in Kampala. “Cash is king.”
Glad the natives of the dark continent are getting a handle on these revolutionary concepts.
Change is acceptable in American coin but someone here, in Albuquerque ( it is a multi-cultural city, after all) slipped me Somalian 10 shilling coin which I haven't been able to pass as a nickle or a quarter.
New Mexican cashiers are sharp.
Stamped on the shilling is XXI CENTURY 1999 FOOD SECURITY and a camel, like the one on a pack of Camels, with FAO over it.
So, Somalians know it's the twenty-first century. anyway.
Re bitter pundits: using the MSM tactic of selective quoting, I love Andrew Sullivan saying, "Obama - a far-left, atheist, elite, pansy Godless snob fraud". Yeah! Go Andy! Ya got it, and so do we all....