Tagged: UN

roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR): 32nd Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) FDR was intelligent but not brilliant. He was pampered as the only child of aristocrats. He was crippled by...

climate change

Why Climate Change Trumps Terrorism In Paris

  The Paris climate summit begins today with as many as 40,000 are expected for the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will run through Dec. 11. There will be more than 190 nations represented, and at least 140 national...

Latest Facebook Feature Tries to Combat Suicide

I have my gripes with the so-called ‘Digital Age’. To me, many social media platforms are breeding grounds for narcissism, insecurity, ego, and insensitivity. Cyber bullying has become embedded in our culture — while laudable campaigns that seek to end virtual discrimination and hateful remarks are encouraging, there still remains...

earth day

Earth Day Will Make You Pay Homage To Nature

  Earth Day, a reminder to Earth’s inhabitants to nurture and be kind to Mother Nature, tells us that we have a long way to go. For too long, human beings have paraded the planet with a sense of authority and ownership over the environment, destroying its aesthetic beauty and...