You have got to be kidding me? Let’s kill this elephant cause he stopped on some crops? Srsly. It’s 2011 people and you continue to kill what little we have left. Stop proving how stupid we really are.
“Ben Gurion University responded regretfully at the University of Johannesburg’s decision, saying that the South African university’s decision to sever the agreement designed to solve water contamination issues in a reservoir near Johannesburg will mostly hurt South African residents.”
South Africa: putting “politics” over the lives of their people. Plain stupid, if you ask me.
*sigh* the stupidity of this decision is just irksome. And short-sighted.
“Designed in Centimetres, Built in Inches”
What? --- what's the story behind this? --BP
Regarding The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City (yes, that is a mouthful)… Sol Kerzner built this palatial heap in the former “homeland” where gambling laws were relaxed - When staying there at one of Advertising-land’s annual self congratulatory bashes, The Loerie Awards, I was told by one of the staff that the Palace was “designed in centimetres, built in inches” according to Mr Kerzner (of “Atlantis” fame - the hotel, not the ancient legend - although…). Anyhow, it seemed plausible, since everything at the Palace is out of scale with the human body - like it was built for an ancient Amazonian race - which may be precisely the point Sol was trying to make. He even invented a legend of a lost civilisation - hence “The Lost Palace” and installed fantastical “ancient archeology” in the extensive playground and gardens surrounding this vast complex. It’s Vegas. In the middle of the bush. Everybody should see it at least once. It’s home to the Million Dollar Golf Challenge. But it’s all a bit pastiche for me. Still, it is quite magnificent.
“Those who invest in South Africa should not think they are doing us a favor; they are here for what they get out of our cheap and abundant labor, and they should know that they are buttressing one of the most vicious systems.”—