· ☕ 7 min read
Transparency International recently published their latest annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), laid out in an eye-catching map of the world with the least corrupt nations coded in happy yellow and the most corrupt nations smeared in stigmatising red. The CPI defines corruption as “the misuse of public power for private benefit,” and draws its data from 12 different institutions including the World Bank, Freedom House, and the World Economic Forum.

Warning of mass extinction of species, including humans, within one decade
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Carlos Dagorret
On February 10, 2017, 18:00 UTC it is forecast to be 0.1°C or 32.1°F at the North Pole, i.e. above the temperature at which Click to enlarge water freezes. The temperature at the North Pole is forecast to be 30°C or 54°F warmer than 1979-2000, on Feb 10, 2017, 18:00 UTC, as shown on the Climate Reanalyzer image on the right. This high temperature is expected as a result of strong winds blowing warm air from the North Atlantic into the Arctic.

6 Interesting Old Interviews
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Carlos Dagorret
Back before the age of 24-hour cable news and stations dedicated entirely to single sports teams, television was a pretty barren medium dominated by the three major networks. At night, families would gather around the tube to watch early TV talk stars like Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, and Ed Sullivan. While those early shows set the tone for late night shows to come, they weren’t limited to sketch comedy and celebrity promotional tours.

A Tree Like a Woman
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Carlos Dagorret
Or a woman in a tree

Amsterdam History of the Red Light District
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Carlos Dagorret
A red light district is a neighborhood where prostitution and other businesses in the sex industry flourish. The term “red light district” was first recorded in the United States in 1894, in an article in The Sentinel, a newspaper in Milwaukee. Other mentions from the 1890s are numerous, and located all over the United States. The famous Red light district of Amsterdam is called “De Wallen”. Tourist Attraction De Wallen is the largest and best-known red light district in Amsterdam and a major tourist attraction.

Denmark a Shame
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Carlos Dagorret
As reported, hunting of pilot whales on the Danish Faroe Islands no “reported” threats to the extinction of the species. That’s not the point. All this happens year after year in the Faroe Island in Denmark, primarily involved in this slaughter young people to demonstrate that these same young people have already reached an age “adult” maturity. It is assumed that we are civilized. It is assumed that humans have the responsibility of caring for the planet, and as being “superior” are who we protect all animals and plants of our “civility.

Human Traffic
· ☕ 6 min read · ✍️ Carlos Dagorret
Is it possible that we as Christians just aren’t angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps, we’ve grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile. I’m not trying to say this for the sake of the ’shock factor’ but I really believe there are times when the Church needs to have a deep[er] anger about the grave injustices of the world particularly when it involves the exploitation of children. Have we deduced our faith to convenient and self serving pleasantries?

Malcolm X on John Brown
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Carlos Dagorret
John Brown was a guerrilla fighter, who worked together with Harriet Tubman, and who fought and died for African American National Liberation. This month is the 150th anniversary of militant white abolotionist John Brown’s armed raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, an important moment in the African American Liberation struggle. To mark the occasion, here is a quote from Malcolm X in 1965 (My year of birth): There are many white people in this country, especially the younger generation, who realize that the injustice that has been done and is being done to black people cannot go on without the chickens coming home to roost eventually.