Thursday, December 21, 2006

CATCHING A WAVE

Nightline will be back January 7th!

See you then.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

UAE teenage boys talk

So we sat and listened to UAE teenage boys, 6 to be exact, talk about their take on life in the UAE.

WOW!

Culture, marriage, work, issues they had opinions and were brave to share them with the nation!

If you missed the show you can get a taste of what we talked about in the lastest post to the JAMESCAST! Give it a listen.

The end message from these young men?

A passionate love for their country!

I for one believe we need to listen a little more closely to the teens of this an any nation they have a lot to offer that is going under noticed!

Monday, December 18, 2006

DRAGONS


Last night we had a chat with Debi Evans and John MacPherson about their book, "the secret society of dragon protectors"!

What a read.

And full of economy of words but not thought at 200 pages!

Want to contact them? Check out the website.

Jamescast has a piece of our conversation last night, and it is worth a listen if I do say so myself.

We also talked about the top 10 things 10 and unders think are the best things in the world!

#1 being a clelebrity!

Imagine...

children and mobile phones

So when do we allow our children to use mobile phones?

Has technology made the phone like clothing, a must?

The general feeling of the callers was that the mobile is a part of our life and it is up to the parent to educate the child about how to use it properly!

False sense of security?

The way it is going?

Another distraction?

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Friday, December 15, 2006

film

Fact or fiction should we be at all concerned about what we see represented on film and TV?

Who has the responsibility to police film content?

Or is it simply a case of not watching that that you find offensive!

This was what took up our time Wednesday on Nightline.

Monday, December 11, 2006

WFP

www.wfp.org

The worlds largest humanitarion organization!

Funded by donations from government, institutions and you and I!

48 hours is their goal on getting to a location that needs food aid! 48 hours!

And only 7% of their resources are used for overhead. WOW.

There is no argueing the fact that we need to act, how and with whom is up to you... but do something!

We ended with a brief talk about the role of the celebrity in bringing attention to issues!

Sharon Stone "to be famous and do nothing is vulger!"

What else can we say?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Dec 10 GOOGLE

So I put my name into google... 836 hits!

The first 30 were right on.

WOW!

There is a lot of information out there on me.

How much information os out there on you?

Do you care?

Have you googled yourself?

Look up your name and then ask how careful you will be when you use the web and upload personal information!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

UAE TEENs

So they are smart, they are hmble and they are UAE national women!

Oh and did I mention they are teenagers?

We listened to three very tuned in UAE teens talk about being a woman in the UAE.

Culture, society, westernisation, cloths, fear...

We got inside the head of UAE teenage women for 2 hours...

What was your impression?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

lost art of writing a letter.

Have we lost the art?

Or has technology just made the art new again?

There is something to be said for holding that paper in your hand and knowing it was touched by another person.

http://www.wendy.com/letterwriting/

Check out the above site it has some interesting content.

In short life is too short to say we are too busy!

MSF

www.msf.org

www.msfuae.ae

There are a lot of HUMANITARIAN groups out there today asking for your help.

Take a second to look at MSF.

I think what they do is moving.

Listen to a podcast.

Look at the images.

Now do something.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

apology or not?

Last night we started with this idea.

Should Britain apologise for its role in the slave trade?

Tony Blair has expressed his "deep sorrow" at Britain's role in the slave trade but stopped short of offering a full apology, despite pressure from some black campaigners and community leaders.
The Prime Minister's condemnation, delivered in the run-up to the bicentenary of Britain's decision to abolish slavery, has reignited debate over judging history by modern moral standards.
Earlier this year, the Government announced that First World War soldiers shot for "cowardice" would be officially pardoned.

Do you think Britain should apologise for its role in the slave trade? Is it useful or futile to apply contemporary ethics to historical events?
If you agree that Britain should seek to make amends for the iniquities of the past, how far back should we look?

Some said yes any apology is a start.

The issue?

What you do once you say sorry!