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Photo Of Vermont Snow & Yeti Scalp With Links To Bloggers In Vermont & Nepal

My Cousin Kim in Plainfield, Vermont has sent me the above picture of recent snow in her town.   

Notice the rustic barn or barnlike structure in the photo.

Here is information about organic farming in Vermont.   

Here is information about Plainfield, Vermont. 1286 people are said to live in Plainfield.   

Here is a blog from Vermont called Non-Toxic Kids. It is about not giving kids toxic toys and about all of us living in a more sustainable and decent fashion.  The blog owner seems like a nice lady. She cares about her kids and other people’s kids.

Here is Down On The Farm from South Peacham, Vermont. I wonder what it would be like to live on a farm. What a different life. There are so many ways to live in the world.

Here is a Vermont politics blog I enjoyed reading called Norsehorse’s Home Turf.

Below is a photo of what is said the be the scalp of a Yeti or Abominable Snowman. It is kept in a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal. 

Here is a link to information about bloggers and blogging in Nepal. 

Here is United We Blog For A Democratic Nepal

Here is a blog from Nepal called The Radiant Star. 

Here are some basic facts about Nepal–

  • Population: 26.3 million (UN, 2005)
  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Area: 147,181 sq km (56,827 sq miles)
  • Major language: Nepali
  • Major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism
  • Life expectancy: 61 years (men), 62 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Nepalese rupee = 100 paisa
  • Main exports: Carpets, clothing, leather goods, jute goods, grain
  • GNI per capita: US $270 (World Bank, 2006)
  • Internet domain: .np
  • International dialling code: +977

 Here is an overview of Nepal from The BBC. Those folks have had a rough ride of late. 

January 5, 2008 Posted by | Blogging, Let's Help Our Blogger Friends Around The World, Politics | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Let’s Help Our Blogger Friends: Zambia


This is the first part of a new Texas Liberal series called Let’s Help Our Blogger Friends Around The World. Since I’m lucky to blog in basic freedom in the United States, it seems I should offer help to folks maybe not so lucky elsewhere in the world.     

Global Voices has a feature article about the rise of blogs in Zambia.

According to World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2007, Zambia is a nation in Africa of just over 11 million people. Under the British it was called Northern Rhodesia. Independence was gained in 1964.

The political history of Zambia since independence is a familiar story of corruption and a lack of basic freedoms.

Here is a link to some basic facts about Zambia.  

Here is a link to a blog called Issues Over Matters written by a Gersham Ndhlovu. Mr. Ndhlovu was at one point in conflict with the authorities in Zambia for his opposition to a third-term for a former Zambian President.  

Here is Zambia Forests by I.P.A Manning. This is about conservation in Zambia.

Here is New Zambia. This is a well-done blog of news and views.

The photo above is of a billboard put up by the Anti-Corruption League of Zambia. I think we should have such billboards here in America.

Here is a link to the photo credit for the picture.   

October 1, 2007 Posted by | Let's Help Our Blogger Friends Around The World | , | 7 Comments