n.b. American Bison / also known as buffalo / Bob Marley / Buffalo Soldiers / African-American regiments of the US Army / Civil wars of the USA / Indigenous Americans* / First Nation / slavery / colonisation / land grabs / exploitation / What is freedom? / What do we love and whom do we love? / Who pays for prosperity? / Is a life survived best left unexposed? / ethics / Trace’ by Lauret Savoy.
* I am uncertain how to collectively name the people who populated The Great Plains of the North American continent. Advice happily received.
n.b. First, first time loser for 28 years. That’s the first time in 7 USA elections when a President has been binned after 4 years in the job. Some football managers last longer in their posts than that.
Let’s be frank about this, he’s had a go, grew his vote, but grew the opposition vote by more. He’s been fired.
n.b. This Category 4 hurricane has caused considerable damage in Nicaragua and is now moving towards Cuba and then onto the east coast of the USA.
While the results of the USA presidential election are being clarified, something more powerful than any man, stalks the Caribbean Sea, (again). It is estimated that at least 150 lives have been lost in this storm by the time of writing.
While the electioneers are estimated to have spent around $14 billion on campaigning, the costs of administering the mechanics of the voting system were supported by a donation of $400m from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. This donation had been necessary because the world’s richest nation has not fully funded its own democratic machinery.
n.b. www.ccn.com reports that the People’s Republic of China’s national / official news media highlights the irony of China’s government being criticised for how the PRC is responding to pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, by a US President who is calling for “domination” of the people demonstrating against police brutality following George Floyd’s callous murder.