Friday, September 01, 2006

Sunday's Blog of the Week! (a couple of days early)

In just a couple of hours we are leaving for The Hideaway Ranch and Retreat with family and friends. It does not look like I will be able to do any shooting this weekend with the grand kids at this place, but it will still be fun. I am really looking forward to a weekend away with people I love and respect.

What this means to you, is that my Sunday's Blog of the Week feature is a couple of days early.

This weeks Blog was posted by a "Jacksonian" on Dumb Looks Still Free.

The Quiet and Hidden News of Iraq is a well researched article on progress in Iraq that is not generally being reported in the evening news. There is commentary on progress in rebuilding the electrical and water supply infrastructure and a couple of quotes from Iraqi government press releases. The part of this particular article that caught my eye is the banking/economical figures for Iraq. That is a country that appears to be in a pretty good economic recovery for one that the evening news portrays as a hell hole with no hope for the people. A question and a quote from the article:

So, here is the big question: what kind of civil war is it that brings unemployment down by establishing legitimate jobs, raises the economy up, stabilizes inflation and pays off foreign debts?

The building of a Nation is a quiet thing and lost in the noise because a screaming headline of death always beats, hands down, a new school, a completed sewer project, additional electrical capacity and a stabilized economy.

The links given in the article make it well worth a visit

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