From Holiday Inn Express; Nashville (ouch, what a weekend to pick to visit friends, some city wide country music festival is going on; I think the $185 rate is as high as I've ever paid at an Express)
The Times reporting yesterday echoes same as that of The BEEB; how do we pay for it?
http://nytimes.com/2017/06/08/world/afr ... press.html
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...President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government spent $4 billion on a 300-mile railway connecting the capital to the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa, the most expensive infrastructure project since Kenya’s independence 54 years ago and one-fifth of its national budget.
Eager to portray it as a major achievement ahead of national elections in August, Mr. Kenyatta opened the so-called Standard Gauge Railway last Wednesday. But the fanfare was overshadowed by a concern that has been snowballing for months, filling many Kenyans with mild terror: How can the country repay its monstrous debt to China...
I know Mr. Benton would prefer not to have politics discussed at his Forum, but I gotta say it; talk about how to get an undeveloped nation into your web, this has to be it.