Spot the difference: Haitians believe God kills, not germs. For Americans, it’s God not guns

by Rashmee

Posted on October 4, 2017


  Before I went to Haiti, my Kreyol instructor gave our class a valuable lesson in Haitian stoicism, immutability, and yes, ill-logic. “Mikwòb pa touye Ayisyen, that’s what many Haitians believe,” he said. “Be prepared.” What he meant was that a certain section of Haitian society was unwilling to believe that the cholera virus could kill and that … Continue reading “Spot the difference: Haitians believe God kills, not germs. For Americans, it’s God not guns”

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2 extremisms caused Orlando shooting: Omar Mateen’s & the gun lobby

by Rashmee

Posted on June 13, 2016


Sometimes, it is Twitter that provides the right response to a public event marked by blood, sorrow and fear. So it was with Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The tweet read as follows: “What do the vast majority of mass shootings in the US have in common? Not Islam. Angry men with … Continue reading “2 extremisms caused Orlando shooting: Omar Mateen’s & the gun lobby”

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Can’t ban guns? Tax ammo through the roof

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2012


If you can’t ban guns, at least raise taxes on ammunition. By 100 per cent or even 500 per cent. The US would be a safer place and the gun lobby would have less reason to be up in arms. Excuse the pun. But the whole idea of taxing ammunition has an excellent pedigree. Back … Continue reading “Can’t ban guns? Tax ammo through the roof”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK