Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Year in Review-2013-2
Another big event in the U.S. was the fiasco of the Healthcare.gov website which had a complete meltdown as people were unable to log on it and it crashed for a few days while the government scrambled to fix it. Although it is much better now but when it was in its disastrous stage, it was just embarrassing for the Obama Administration. One of my nieces’s got married in Chicago and I along with my family drove more than twelve hours each way to attend it from New Jersey. It was a straight fun drive which was although exhausting but not that bad. In the waning days of 2013, two bombs exploded in the Russian federation raising fears about the Winter Olympics which will be held there this year. The Elections in Pakistan was another milestone in that Country's history. It was the first time that a peaceful transition from one democratic government to another took place in that troubled country. I will keep you posted on the situation in Pakistan as the drawdown of the U.S. and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan will definitely have an impact on that country's political and economic scene. The death of the South African Civil rights leader and President Nelson Mandela was a big news event last year since I have been hearing his name for a long time that this news which was long time coming because he was in and out of the hospital many times was not a surprise but still was a big event for South Africa in particular and the world in general.