Tag Archives: Uganda

Ypsi’s newest startup, Hyperion Coffee, wants to do more than just roast the best coffee in the world

At some point in the next six weeks or so, a new business will be opening in Depot Town, a coffee roastery by the name of Hyperion. It’s the brainchild of Eric Mullins and Dan Kubera, both of whom were, until recently, employees of Ypsilanti’s Ugly Mug. Here, with more, is the transcript of a […]

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The gay rape gang that never existed, and how it spread through fundamentalist Christian social media

Earlier in the week, in a response to something that I’d written about Michigan’s “License to Discriminate” legislation having passed the House, a reader by the name of EOS posted a link to a ridiculous video intended to demonstrate, if I understood it correctly, that gay people can, when pushed, be just as intolerant as […]

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Patricia Griffin on the business challenges and entrepreneurial opportunities of Africa

About a dozen years ago now, I had an opportunity to work on a project with a young, precocious engineering undergrad at the University of Michigan by the name of Patricia Griffin. Our lives have taken us in different directions over the course of past decade, but we’ve always done a pretty good job of […]

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The root of anti-gay violence in Africa

We’ve talked here in the past about violence against homosexuals in Africa, but I don’t think I’ve ever shared video of those so-called Christians who are largely to blame. Here, with that in mind, is footage of a religious leader in Uganda, where the death penalty is currently being considered for gays. I’d like to […]

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Killing gays in Uganda, stealing money at home, and negotiating healthcare in secret

Tonight, I wanted to write about how fucked up things are in Uganda, where they’re now considering the death penalty for homosexuality, about how Obama is going back on his promise to negotiate the details of the healthcare bill in the light of day, and how it looks as though Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner may […]

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