Friday, June 07, 2013

Illegal Immigration from China is a Growing Problem in Ghana

This week the Ghanaian government detained 168 illegal Chinese immigrants operating illegal gold mines in the country. They will all be deported back to China. In March the government expelled 120 Chinese without proper documentation working on illegal gold mines. The government has vowed to continue to crack down on illegal Chinese immigration and gold mining. The Ghanaian population is not very happy at the consistent and blatant violation of its immigration and mining laws by the Chinese.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Once in a while somebody on the Left is Right

The criticisms from the right of Dr. Loomis, the poster child and new martyr for many liberal left academics in the US, are many and not very interesting. The fewer criticisms of Dr. Loomis from the left on the other hand are much fewer, more interesting, and much more accurate. I am not sure what to make of this other than I prefer honest left anarchists like Chomsky to charlatans who are handmaidens to the establishment like Loomis any day of the week. Speaking of left anarchists, the best critiques of Dr. Loomis are here and here. Although not from an anarchist this left-wing critique of Loomis is also spot on. Unfortunately, I think there are far too many people like Loomis and not enough like Chomsky in American academia today.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Malaria again

Fortunately, I have almost finished everything I need to do before my vacation starts next Saturday. Because this weekend was completely used up recovering from another bout of malaria.