Monday, April 11, 2011

how cool is this?!

You guys probably already know of Kwabena Boahen's silicon brain & silicon retina. Pretty cool stuff. I've gotta look for this guy. (i'm already scratching my head and wondering how this technology can be used to improve the governing of a country.) video courtesy of TEDtalks

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

i miss MJ

I miss Michael jackson. I heard one of his songs on radio and it got me thinking evil about "The media". The nasty evil journalists of course. Not the intelligent ones. I can't start to imagine how difficult it must be when anytime you wake up, people you haven't met or ever talked to do nothing but say and write negative & false stories about you. Even if I were the devil's step-child, I'd still have a hard time dealing with stories going around about me everyday. There were more people writing negative stories about MJ than those that wrote positive ones. Nobody deserves that kind of negative energy. Now that he's dead, I hope all those that treated him badly and made up stories about him, see the pain they caused and change their ways. It is this anger in me that makes me not like journalists very much. It shouldn't be so. There are lots of journalists out there with good hearts but the dirt the others do casts this dark cloud over all of them. The world will be a better place when people paid to write, write responsibly. We will all be so happy. I hurt even more when some guy that used to write for Vibe magazine in the late 90's said he regrets being a part of the writers that hyped up the East Coast - West Coast feud that eventually led to Pac & Biggie's deaths. Now I miss Pac. Gotta go listen to "Me Against The World". It sure would be nice to go to & one day and not find a negative article with a crass title.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I've often wondered why my people and I are quick to accept, without question, what people in authority tell us.
Could it have started when we were colonized?
A Pimp's girls dont question him. They just go on & do whatever he asks.
That must have been how it started.

UB40's Tyler paints a similar story (out of Louisiana).
"Tyler is guilty a white judge has said so
What right do we got to say its not so"

Looking back over the years, I see a drift. A shift from what we used to be.
We talk more, we ask more questions and we see more value in doing so.
I love what I see!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

GH for life!

With a name like Ghana Hall of Shame, I hope I don't come off as one that dislikes Ghana.
Truth is, I care about Ghana a lot a lot a lot.
When you care a great deal about something, you hurt when it's not living up to its potential.
Ghana has been great before and has made several positive marks in the history of this world.
I totally believe Ghana can be a great & highly productive country, with all its children living comfortably and peacefully in Ghana. I'm actually looking forward to that.

Considering where we are today, we all need to step up and put in some work.
It warms my heart when I read the blogs I follow. Your posts give me hope. Your thoughts are inspirational. Each of you in your own way, is contributing to make the world a better place. And that is even better.
I worry when I scan the Ghana politics scene. It makes me wonder where the brilliant Ghanaians are and why they are not the ones making the intelligent decisions needed to move the country forward. I worry that the most of the intelligent ones don't want to be bothered with how the country is run. Then I come out here and I read what you all that I follow have to say, and I have hope again.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ayekooo FDB

Ghana's Food & Drugs Board recently ordered Tianshi to stop the importation & sale of unapproved penis & breast enlargement devices in Ghana.
I'm proud of who ever put their foot down and signed-off on that order. The device wasn't registered with FDB and therefore couldn't be on the market. Simple!

Good job FDB, but ease-up on the commentary about the safety of the devices.... unless there is documented proof. I know I know. 0% chance that thing works anyway.
Seriously though, isnt Ghana the worst market for penis & breast enlargement devices? Majority of our women are stacked!
And our men. Word on the street is they all hang low.
I wonder who the target market was.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Electricity for all!!

Now THAT would be nice.
Electricity for all communities in Ghana.
Electricity, meaning 24/7 Electricity right? Because there would be no sense in proclaiming "drinks are on me" at the bar and then I proceeding to serve 2 drops per patron.

Well, I wasn't in Keta but I read that Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information is promising electricity for all in a few months. AND we will all be connected to the national grid.

Pssst! Psssst! Come here Samuel.
Did you really say that? All of us connected to THE national grid?
Slap yourself!
Now slap yourself again!
Go take some SSS physics lessons and stop insulting us.

Does anyone have a clue where the electricity Okudzeto-Ablakwa is talking about will be generated from? Has Gh Atomic Energy finally come up with something we are yet to hear about? I'd love to hear more good news.

Monday, December 20, 2010

We did our best under the circumstances

If the leaked cables (thanks to Wikileaks) is what has prompted Ghana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to withdraw some Diplomatic passports, then Thank You very much Mr Assange!

Drug smugglers don't always have a sign on their foreheads identifying them as such so our former ministers should hush up. They created & maintained loopholes for illegal activities to continue.
When these loopholes are being discussed, they should quit claiming "we did our best under the circumstances".
Those circumstances were under your control until you started making calls for your buddies to use the VVIP lounge.
The circumstances are always supposed to be under your control when you have a job to do.