Morning Coffee 11.3.08

Are you ready to vote? You better be getting ready.

Banta was sworn in as president of Zambia by an extremely narrow margin- approximately 2% [BBC]

Scientists have created a map of when a woman will experience menopause- key for would-be older mothers gauging their biological clock. If you had this option, would you utilize it? I don’t know if I would. [G]

The Iraqi government has pledged $900,000 to help displaced Christians who have fled because of the killings and threats their religious group have endured. In contrast, many Congolese are returning to their war-torn homes because the refugee camps have no water, sanitation or food. What is going on in the world where people would GO BACK to a place where they could be mutilated, raped or worse INSTEAD of a refugee camp? [CNN] [CNN2]

In other news, a good friend of mine died this weekend and on behalf of Parlour- I’d like to extend condolences and prayers to the family of Shakir Stewart. He was a great man and a wonderful represenation of a Cali transplant in NYC. He will always be missed.

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