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Number 5000 Number 5000
by Asa Butcher
2010-02-05 09:03:59
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Once again, here we are at another Ovi milestone, although the celebration is four months late! I don't why the posting of article number 5,000 passed me by but these mistakes happen and I offer my grovelling apologies to anybody that has been patiently waiting for it to appear.

This (almost) time-honoured Ovi magazine tradition of marking each "thousandth" article by recapping the articles that were posted at the "hundredth" mark should continue, so, without further ado, let's take a look back over the 268 days it took us to go from 4,000 to 5,000.

4100
The Great Gamble
By Gush Shalom
24 February 2009


Gush Shalom is a group of Israelis whose aim is to influence Israeli public opinion and lead it towards peace and conciliation with the Palestine, and Ovi is happy to provide them with one extra platform from which to share their messages. This contribution discusses Avigdor Liberman and his announcement to support the creation of a government headed by Binyamin Netanyahu.

Quote: "A real optimist can even hope for the narrowing of the gap between the "Jewish Left" and the "Arab parties", which the Left has until now boycotted and left out of all coalition calculations."

*****

4200
Danish Report

By Euro Reporter

26 March 2009


This Euro Report features three stories from Danishland, also known as Daneland and Denmark.

Quote: "It's sad that we apparently don’t have the ability to bring our death toll down when so many other countries have succeeded in doing so."

*****

4300
"A chain of questions"

By David Barger
13 May 2009

David Barger is one of Ovi's newest poet members and we have been thrilled to present his contributions to our readers.

Quote: "Would abandonment be worth the risk once taken."

*****

4400
Christian Extremists Within the U.S. Military - Myth or Reality?
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
17 May 2009

Dr. Habib Siddiqui has contributed numerous articles and essays to Ovi and they never fail to trigger passionate discussion in our comments section; this contribution resulted in 37 comments.

Quote: "Since 9/11, we have been fed myths about al-Qaeda’s goals to kill non-Muslims and establish an Islamic Caliphate in the world, let alone force Islam upon the dhimmis."

*****

4500 & 4900
2nd Opinion
By Thanos K & Asa B
17 June 2009 & 28 September 2009

The cartoon series "2nd Opinion" is a great opportunity for the Ovi team to utilise some of the nastier comments we have overheard or thought up over the years - perhaps one day we may get to use them in real life!

Quote: "I hear you were born on a farm…"

*****

4600
Zimbabwe's blood diamonds

By Thanos Kalamidas

10 July 2009


Thanos and Zimbabwe go together like water and electricity; sparks will fly! In this article Thanos discusses the country's resources that flow directly into the pockets of Mugabe and his cronies.

Quote: "What Zimbabwe needs is freedom, and the only way to get freedom is through the Zimbabwean people and their resources."

*****

4700
...and this is August!

By The Ovi Team

1 August 2009


At the start of every month Ovi picks its Blog of the Month, Site of the Month and presents its Photo of the Month. Check them all out and your life will improve… marginally!

Quote: "Two old friends trying to use their brains for something less self-destructive than thinking."

*****

4800
Then, Again: Swine Flew
By Patrick McWade
28 August 2009


Alongside our literary contributors are our cartoonists and illustrators, one of whom is Mr. Patrick McWade who contributes some great cartoons that never fail to make me smile.

Quote: "I thought you said you'd get married when pigs fly?"

*****

So, that was just nine of the past 1,000 and it would be remiss of us not to offer thanks to each of you who contributed towards the grand total: Thanks!Here's to 6,000 - let's hope I don't miss it!

A recap:
1,000 articles / 2,000 articles / 3,000 articles / 4,000 articles


  
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Asa2010-02-05 10:20:14
I think we should hit 6,000 around the middle of July 2010, so would somebody please wake me then!


Emanuel Paparella2010-02-05 23:27:27
Emanuel Paparella 2008-05-11 11:16:37
Ad majorem which loosely translated (not on Altavista) means may your success as a magazine of opinion, open to the intelligent discussion of any idea, continue, or to say it in a less verbose mode: CONGRATULATIONS!

The above was written some two years ago on the occassion of the 3000-4000 article celebration and it is perhaps worth repeating to wake Asa from his winter slumber.




Asa2010-02-06 09:37:45
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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