Posts Tagged ‘Obama



22
Oct
09

Fat cats ; time to go on a diet…

How would you react to a 90 per cent pay cut ?

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leaders of  the seven companies that received bailout cash from the US government, will have to cut their salaries.

  Is this a big triumph for the little taxpayer in the midst of a downturn where unemployment rates are shooting up through the roof? Like this blogger suggests?

Continue reading ‘Fat cats ; time to go on a diet…’

09
Oct
09

Does President Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize ?

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The Nobel Committee said President Obama was awarded for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”. Continue reading ‘Does President Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize ?’

25
Sep
09

On air: Does the G20 have the answers and the actions?

med In London they gave the IMF more money, now in Pittsburgh they’re giving more countries an influence over what it does. Add to that the confirmation that the G20 will replace the G8 as the lead body co-ordinating the world economy and that power shift we talked about on Wednesday seems to underway. Continue reading ‘On air: Does the G20 have the answers and the actions?’

24
Sep
09

G20-20 vision ?

g20 prepThe Group of Twenty are meeting  in Pittsburgh to deal with the world financial crisis, and hopefully lead us all out of the recession.

Here’s how they’ve been getting on with the pledges they made at the last summit, in London 5 months ago.pittsburgh welcome 

President Obama calls this summit a “check-up”.

Here’s a country-by-country guide to the challenges each of the delegates are facing at home.

So what can we expect this time ?
Continue reading ‘G20-20 vision ?’

23
Sep
09

On air: Is shared power better than a superpower?

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The dynamics of world power appear to be changing. President Obama is about to speak at the UN and he’s going to call for other countries to take more responsibility for tackling the world’s problems. Continue reading ‘On air: Is shared power better than a superpower?’

22
Sep
09

Is WHYS pre-occupied with America?

Here’s an email I’ve just received from Mwesigye who says he’s ‘won’t be tuning in tonight’. See if you agree with him. Continue reading ‘Is WHYS pre-occupied with America?’

17
Sep
09

On air: The right move?

_44825777_missile226iafp The Czech Republic PM says the US is going to abandon its plan to develop a missile defence system in Europe. The BBC’s Paul Reynolds says, it’s a ‘huge shift’. But is it the right one?

10
Sep
09

US Health care debate: What are the issues?

Joe Wilson‘You lie!’ – Republican Joe Wilson felt so strongly about illegal immigrants during President Obama’s speech on health care, that’s what he shouted when the President mentioned it. The President was explaining that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to benefits under his reform proposals.

But there are so many angles to this story I’m wondering what the biggest issue is… Continue reading ‘US Health care debate: What are the issues?’

25
Aug
09

On air: Is it time for Americans to stop questioning their response to 9/11?

So we’ve learned a little more about how the CIA went about extracting information from al-Qaeda suspects.
Continue reading ‘On air: Is it time for Americans to stop questioning their response to 9/11?’

10
Jul
09

Obama and Africa – When times are tough, do we turn our backs on the world’s poor?


“When world leaders break a promise, it is a sin, but when governments break a promise to the poorest people on the planet, it is nothing short of a crime,”

Continue reading ‘Obama and Africa – When times are tough, do we turn our backs on the world’s poor?’




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