Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama's FULL Address To The Nation on Immigration (11-20-14)



"Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it," Obama said. "It's been this way for decades., and for decades we haven't done much about it."  Said  the president.  “only  undocumented criminals will be deported “ added  the president. Republicans reacted quickly, stated   that the president had overstepped his constitutional power.   Click the link below to watch president Obama's full address to the nation. 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Autopsy rules missing Ethiopian woman drowned in accidental death



The missing Wylie woman found inside her minivan at the bottom of a pond last week drowned in what the medical examiner’s office has ruled as an accidental death.
The Collin County medical examiner’s office released the results on Monday in the death of Almaz Gebremedhin, 42.
Gebremedhin was last seen just before 5:30 a.m. Oct. 2 headed to work at the Garnet Hill Rehabilitation and Skilled Care nursing home. She was reported missing later that day. 
Her body was found Nov. 9 inside her Chevy Venture by a team from Illinois that specializes in underwater searches. The husband-and-wife team used side-image sonar equipment to locate the van submerged in Muddy Creek Farms along McMillen Road. The pond is located along Gebremedhin’s usual route to work. Source ( Diretube)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Building Democratic Ethiopia and its Challenges ( Aiga forum.com)




 (A win -win view for government  and private media ).  You have said it all Aiga,  We thank you !  )

We think most of you would agree with us Ethiopia is moving forward. Despite the challenges, the country is continuing to register growth both in economic and social development terms! The economic gains it had so far is an open secret but the social development may not be. One of the growing pain challenges is the continuous tag of war between the government and the fledgling private press. The private media is continuously tasting the water by clearly violating the law of the land and the government is strictly enforcing the law and putting editors and bloggers to jail.
In a normal developed country the private press finds ways to work within the law and still play its role as the watch man. Equally true, in a developed and democratic world, the government also finds ways to accommodate the private media despite their role is to investigate and expose the government excess.We understand Ethiopia is still developing and has many challenges it can spent its meager resources rather than spent it in managing crisis that may be caused by the irresponsible private media. However we think the government can help the development of a democratic and responsible society by leaning more towards tolerance when it comes to some of the private press editors and bloggers in jail. The best tools the government has in its hand to use is the pardon process! And it should use it to pardon some of the jailed journalist who have served enough and were jailed for simple transgression of the law not for committing or intending to commit a crime. The face book and twitter generation journalists who often play copycat to any uprising elsewhere in the world can be tamed and their plan disrupted easily without a long term jail. It saddens us to note the image of Ethiopia as far as democracy goes is not that good outside Ethiopia! We like it or not the high priests of the west have managed to tarnish its images because of the many editors and bloggers in jail at the moment. If the government plays this game differently it can win back the image battle and change the country’s image the same way it did with its economic success. Have Your Say and share with readers if there is a benefit to release some of the journalist and bloggers in jail!  Source (Aigaforum.com)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The 128th year Journey of Addis Abeba.



The capital city of Ethiopia is founded by the late wife of Menelik II , princess Taitu  about 128 years ago .  According   to  historians,  Princess Taitu was  very impressed  by the  natural  climate of the  place  and more importantly  she used   loving to    have shower  from the natural fountain   called  FELUHA. . In fact the name FINFINE   was given at the time since the water sprinkled up by its own.
Since  then  the beloved  city Addis  Abeba  ( New flower  ) remains  the  capital  city  of the country    and  at the same time the  seat of the Government , Diplomats ,  Big  international and continental institutions.  Our  guest of November 16, 2014 Radio  program  will tell us  about  how the city was  founded  and explains  the original sub-citys  names   (  like Doro Manekia, Piassa  Gulele,  Ere Bekentu, Kasanachis , and many mores )  . It is a must listen interview especially as we are remembering the 128 foundation of the city.  
On the second part of the  program  we  present to  you  the  latest  agreement  of China and US  over reducing the  emission of CO2  in  the next 29 year  as  well as    the latest discovery  of   how  Rosita (  a man made satellite)   who  left our planet 10  years ago   successfully  landed on   flying  comet.  As we are  excited by this news , we  are  also questioning what real  benefits it  will  bring in changing the economy,  the life  standard   or  reducing poverty  to the majority  of  the  people  here on earth.  Click the link below   to listen the program.