Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, March 8.
A nice saturday evening in Malaysia, flight MH 370 boarded its passengers and took off for China. The time was 12:41 a.m. local time (12:41 p.m. Friday EST) . Around 12 midnight the Western world got the usual CNN breaking news that Flight 370, a Boeing 777 with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board is missing. It has been 16 days since that breaking news and today the Malaysian government reported the sad news. Here are 10 things I have learned since this news was announced today.

1. The Malaysian Government is INEPT. Frankly the government’s handling of the disaster is beyond acceptable and the latest announcement seems like a fait accompli rather than solid intelligent evidence and facts.
2. The global satellite system is archaic. With so many satellites above us none of them seem to be able to produce any tangible fact on this missing plane. Technology also seems to be out of sync with that used in airplanes.
3. The media is above their heads when it comes to covering a missing plane. Some of the questions asked by the media a 6 year old could have figured it out.
4. The technology used in the black box is outdated and immediate review needs to be done and improvements implemented. When we can send man to the moon why can’t the black box FLOAT and have technology where the battery does not fade within 30 days?
5. The PR as it relates to the family members was poor. Again the Malaysian government as well as Malaysian Airlines are directly responsible for this. The families were treated like chopped liver.
6. The claim that traveling by air is still the safest way to travel is ridiculous to say the least. Try telling that to the family members. Taking a flight like all travel is taking a risk, a BIG risk. You cannot quantify RISK. Risk is risk. If you land or arrive by car safely, say a prayer.
7. With all the exploration MAN has done there is still a place on earth that is presumably undiscovered. The Indian Ocean seems to be the obvious target for the National Geographic channel.
8. With all the so called latest technology in the 777 there is still some small, practical detail that a plane should do that it isn’t. One thing comes to mind, why can’t a plane record its flying specs to a database where it can be monitored instead of to this ‘black box’ which in all likelihood will never be found?
9.With an airline industry so big why isn’t there one body that takes over all air crashes when it happens? One independent agency that takes over the investigations so governments like Malaysia cannot corrupt the system. We still do not have any questions answered as to what happened. We are only told that the plane crashed in the Indian ocean and everybody died. ummm DUH?
10. Flight MH 370 took off, all seems ok, last word from flight was good night, no signal after wards, flight seemed to have changed course headed in opposite direction, no word. Seems to be mechanical , a total shut down. Question is how can all system fail, how did the passengers seemed not able to tex or phone and lastly why did the place change course? I don’t think these questions will ever be answered.



Listened to Mutabaruka’s radio show yesterday on IrieFm Jamaica. He had an interesting discussion on a lot of topics however this one stood out. He was talking about the bad habits we have developed eating packaged food. The world’s population has blossomed to enormous levels, so in order to feed ourselves man has resorted to packaging, preserving and producing in labs.

The rasta community has told us for years..eat from the soil. That’s their mantra. But Muta also said..”you get more for a cereal box than the cereals sold in the box”:.

When you think about it he is absolutely correct. People , we are eating poison, killing us slowly, one bite at a time. EAT RESPONSIBLY.


“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” Mark Twain.

Truer words have never been said. We are educating the public to think like doctors, lawyers, professors and not educating them based on their own creativity and worthiness.

Having watched this interesting TED talk by Dr Ken Robinson it drives home my point all too clearly. He said the reason why education was designed on this global basis was to prepare the world at the time for the industrial revolution but since then education has inflated to unbelievable cost, the emphasis on the brighter students getting the accolades and the ones not so good at maths and english left to sit in the detention room.

Thankfully we have seen a paradigm shift in this emphasis and more students are leaving schools educated based on their creativity. There’s a far way to go however. People are as different as there are trees. We all can’t be doctors, professors, lawyers or even scientist. What we can all be is the best that we can be and that to me is the purpose of education.

Watch his talk. It is interesting , enlightening, educating but most of all very funny.




They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English.
I can’t even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain’t,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be…
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.
Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education,
And now we’’ve got these knuckleheads walking around.
The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.
$500 sneakers for what?
And they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was 2?
Where were you when he was 12?
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn’t know that he had a pistol?
And where is the father? Or who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward:
Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong?
People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?

Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from?
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa …..

I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.
I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don’t have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany , Scotland , England , Ireland , or the Netherlands .
The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa .
So stop, already! ! !
With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap ………
And all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem.
We have got to take the neighborhood back.
People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now.
We have millionaire football players who cannot read.
We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs.
We, as black folks have to do a better job.
Someone working at WalMart with seven kids, you are hurting us.
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard..
We cannot blame the white people any longer.’

~Dr.. William Henry ‘Bill’ Cosby, Jr., Ed..D.


Crime in jamaica, Wow, what else is new?
The sad thing is Erica’s words, as prophetic and diagnostic as they are will fall on deaf ears. A few of us are sick and tired of the current state of this country so Erica you are not alone. But I am convinced that Jamaicans are sitting and waiting on a miracle to happen.

This is how we deal with crime in Jamaica. We have a prayer breakfast every now and then to show the world we are ‘doing something’ tangible about crime and God will somehow speak to the bad boys. At least that’s the church’s remedy. They also have gun amnesty so the perpetrators bring in old non functional guns to make way for newer, high powered models.

Then there is the civilian way . They let the hustlers and the police kill each other and when it spills over in the top echelon of society they hold their head and cry shame, flood their face with tears and vow to leave Jamaica never to return. The wealthy will pay to ‘protect’ themselves from the disease and the educated middle-class remain selective on their going abouts. So to a lot of people the problem does not affect them. There are also some ready to equate crime here as a natural phenomenon, something that will always happen so why are we ashamed? When I hear this argument I always ask them to say the same thing to the Swiss and hear their response. In switzerland most of their crimes are committed by foreigners. WoW.

Some how the sun will always shine, tourist will always come and Jamaicans will always run fast and win medals. We are also content that if we can buy hair, bleach the skin. travel as we please, have the biggest parties and entertainment , drive the biggest car then the problem is not really my problem so why should i do anything about it? The mentality is ‘I elected a government to fix crime, they can’t seem to fix it so let me do what i do best and that is “hole mi cawna” and try and not get any mess on me when the S&*T hits the fan. After all there are 3 Jamaica- the Wealthy Jamaica, the Don’t Mix Jamaica and the hustlers. I have already dropped my defense for this country. We will continue to wander in this wilderness of backwardness and despair for another 40 years. Crime is a fact in the world. We know that. But in Jamaica we know the reason, the poor and the uneducated are manipulated by the greed and hatred of the intelligent. What are your thoughts?



Here’s a powerful message for those who harbour negative feelings. I got this from a Facebook page , proving Facebook is not all chronic. I hope you get the message and understand that as simple as it sounds, always PUT THE GLASS DOWN.

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to put the glass down.