The White Billionaire’s Burden

About 100 years ago, a famous British man wrote a poem about poor and uneducated little brown people (of the Phillipine Islands) and how it was the white man’s “burden” to help them. I was reminded of that sentiment once again this morning after reading an open letter from billionaire George Soros in the Guardian…

Racism in Romania

It never fails that at least once a week somebody, somewhere on the internet mentions Madonna giving the finger to sixty thousand (paying!) Romanian fans back in 2009 because of their “discrimination” against Gypsies and how this proves just how backwards and racist everybody in Romania is. Now I see there’s a new AP piece…

Exterminating Corruption in Romania

A few years ago, a friend of mine got a job where he went to homes and businesses specifically to eliminate mold (Rom: mucegai). Although he used a variety of specialized chemicals, the simplest and most effective method to kill fungi is to expose them to bright sunlight in a well-ventilated area. I bring this…