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 The long arms of Hindutvadi supremacists are troublingThe long arms of Hindutvadi supremacists are troubling by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Arcanum Arcanum by Saloni Kaul
In those high-flown attempts eternal flatTo gain harmonious constants consistentlyYou level up all equabilityConfabulating like love\'s all coy constancy
 Corporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council ElectionsCorporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council Elections by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 World Diabetes DayWorld Diabetes Day by The Ovi Team
World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response
 Charter for Conservatism: The ALP Campaign ReviewCharter for Conservatism: The ALP Campaign Review by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Jewels on deep blue seasJewels on deep blue seas by Bohdan Yuri
Strings of pearls on deep blue seas that do appear in daylight dreams, reveal wild islands basking in the sun, moving mysteries into forevermore.  Natu
 Cultural overview: Eastern EuropeCultural overview: Eastern Europe by Joseph Gatt
Individuals and countries can have very different cultures and mindsets. Sweeping generalities about cultural traits in Eastern Europe. GeneralitiesWhat a lot of Eastern Europeans tell me is that during Communis
 More Berserk Alert! #259More Berserk Alert! #259 by Tony Zuvela
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 Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson by The Ovi Team
November 13th 1850; on this day Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure
 Documents Allege Corruption in Malaysia's Halal Certification ProcessDocuments Allege Corruption in Malaysia's Halal Certification Process by Murray Hunter
 Among The StarsAmong The Stars by Nikos Laios
My lips Find joy In yours,
 Cultural overview: Western EuropeCultural overview: Western Europe by Joseph Gatt
Every individual and country is different. In some cases two neighboring villages can have very different values and mindsets. Sweeping generalities on culture in Western Europe. GeneralitiesMost Western Europea
 Dog ToothacheDog Toothache by Paul Woods
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 DeWitt WallaceDeWitt Wallace by The Ovi Team
November 12th 1889; on this day DeWitt Wallace is born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to a minister and his wife. After high school, Wallace worked in a bank and began keeping an index-card file of his favourite magazine articles. He later attended th
 Thoughts on al-Baghdadi RaidThoughts on al-Baghdadi Raid by George Cassidy Payne
 Cultural overview: The Middle EastCultural overview: The Middle East by Joseph Gatt
Every individual and country is different, in some cases very different. Two neighboring villages can have completely different mindsets and cultures. So these are sweeping generalities on culture in the Middle East. Genera
 Scott Morrison's Authoritarian Streak: Crushing Anti-Mining Protest in AustraliaScott Morrison's Authoritarian Streak: Crushing Anti-Mining Protest in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #230Berserk Alert! #230 by Tony Zuvela
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 Sesame StreetSesame Street by The Ovi Team
November 10th 1969, \"Sesame Street,\" a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. \"Sesame Street,\" with its memorable theme song (\"Can you tell me how to get/
 Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott by The Ovi Team
November 11th 1852; on this day, the Saturday Evening Gazette publishes \"T
 30 years after 9/11: How many Germanies should Europe have?30 years after 9/11: How many Germanies should Europe have? by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 Water passing from fragile life into skyWater passing from fragile life into sky by Abigail George
Water threaded us together for a brief moment in time.In the swimming pool, at my uncle’s house. I thought it would always be like this. I loved you like a beautiful
 Walls in the Head: Ostalgia and the Berlin Wall Three Decades LaterWalls in the Head: Ostalgia and the Berlin Wall Three Decades Later by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Walk & talk 926Walk & talk 926 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Fastnet RockFastnet Rock by The Ovi Team
November 10th 1847; the passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
 Velimir Khlebnikov: The Futurian and World CitizenVelimir Khlebnikov: The Futurian and World Citizen by Rene Wadlow
 SustainSustain by Jan Sand
Anyone who has lived a while,Accumulated times that should not have be
 Economic advice to China, Japan and KoreaEconomic advice to China, Japan and Korea by Joseph Gatt
Let me shoot straight at what China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan\'s economic woes are. Small industry is the hidden champions. But, unfortunately, the university system teaches students that they only have the following options: giant co
 Violence Against Health Professionals a Significant Public Health ChallengeViolence Against Health Professionals a Significant Public Health Challenge by Ovi Magazine Guest
Violence Against Health Professionals a Significant Public Health Challenge A rising tide of violence against physicians and health professionals is being reported to the World Medical Asso
 KristallnachtKristallnacht by The Ovi Team
November 9th 1938; on this day in an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through November
 The Malay Search for 'Dignity' - Looking for self-esteem in all the wrong placesThe Malay Search for 'Dignity' - Looking for self-esteem in all the wrong places by Murray Hunter
 StarvingStarving by Bohdan Yuri
Flowing silk saris Surround painted faces, Baubles and bangles Still hang from the past. Starving Crowds bumped apart,Ha
 Ending the Israeli political deadlockEnding the Israeli political deadlock by Joseph Gatt
Dear brothers and sisters, Jewish, Arab Christian, Arab Sunni, Arab Shiite, Druze, Bedouin, Armenian, Baha\'i, Circassian, Samaritan, Jewish Israelis with no religious affiliation who refuse to identify as Jewish an
 Berserk Alert! #155Berserk Alert! #155 by Tony Zuvela
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 Louvre opensLouvre opens by The Ovi Team
November 8th 1793; after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. Today, the Louvre\'s collection is one of the richest in the world, with artwork and ar
 Bram StokerBram Stoker by The Ovi Team
November 8th 1847; on this day, Bram Stoker, author of the horror novel “Drac
 Albert CamusAlbert Camus by The Ovi Team
 The Hillary Clinton Resentment MachineThe Hillary Clinton Resentment Machine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 At the GraveyardAt the Graveyard by Shola Balogun
After you might have killed me tooThen your child would ask this of you,How is it that he knew not his sin,What he did and that which you have seen?Why is it that you still pond
 Human resources in TurkeyHuman resources in Turkey by Joseph Gatt
Sweeping generalizations about human resources in Turkey, in no particular order. -I discussed the importance of networks in Turkey. There are two countries in the world where networks play a huge role: Turkey and the Phili
 His dawgHis dawg by Patrick McWade
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 Protests outforce East German rulersProtests outforce East German rulers by The Ovi Team
November 7th 1989; East Germany\'s Communist-dominated government has resigned - the first time such an event has occurred in the country\'s 40-year history. The decision by the Council of Ministers to give up office leaves the Communists still
 China's forced assimilation of Uyghurs is repugnant and dehumanizingChina's forced assimilation of Uyghurs is repugnant and dehumanizing by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Smiles Wag Across Your Face Smiles Wag Across Your Face by G. David Schwartz
1 Smiles wag across your face     and move your lips out of place 2 Trees in the park sanction birds in the dark.     Trees in the day are a pupp
 Tethering Pegasus: WhatsApp takes NSO Group to CourtTethering Pegasus: WhatsApp takes NSO Group to Court by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict by The Ovi Team
On 6 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 Novembe
 Bolsheviks revoltBolsheviks revolt by The Ovi Team
November 6th 1917; led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin, leftist revolutionaries launch a nearly bloodless coup d’état against Russia\'s ineffectual Provisional Government. The Bolsheviks and their allies occupied government
 Scenes of Clerical LifeScenes of Clerical Life by The Ovi Team
November 6th 1856; “Scenes of Clerical Life”, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
 Trump's Charisma Does Not Explain Loyalty of BaseTrump's Charisma Does Not Explain Loyalty of Base by George Cassidy Payne
 My World's ScaleMy World's Scale by Saloni Kaul
There comes a time when I see these world quartersAll through the filtered haze of my own writing screen,A scrawl of words that write themselves on scene--Magnifically telling
 Business negotiations in TurkeyBusiness negotiations in Turkey by Joseph Gatt
Every individual is different. Sweeping generalizations about business negotiations in Turkey, in no particular order. -In Turkey, your network is going to be very important, more important than in almost any country. It\'s
 WMA Issues Revised Guidelines on Genetic TestingWMA Issues Revised Guidelines on Genetic Testing by Ovi Magazine Guest
 The oldest heavyweight champ in historyThe oldest heavyweight champ in history by The Ovi Team
On November 5, 1994, 45-year-old George Foreman knocks out 26-year-old Michael Moorer and becomes the oldest heavyweight champ in the history of boxing. Foreman had been the champ once before, until Muhammed Ali took the belt from him in 1974
 The Lasting Impact of the Islamic StateThe Lasting Impact of the Islamic State by Rene Wadlow
 Ephemeral LifeEphemeral Life by Nikos Laios
I can feel The blue sky Rub between my fingers,And the taste of the yellow Sun on my lips.
 Business negotiations in North America, Australia, New ZealandBusiness negotiations in North America, Australia, New Zealand by Joseph Gatt
Every individual and country is different. Sweeping generalizations about business negotiations on North America, Australia and New Zealand. -First, in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand, business is relatively easy.
 More Berserk Alert! #290More Berserk Alert! #290 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 Distance lends enchantment to the viewDistance lends enchantment to the view by Abigail George
Go fishing somewhere else this is my territory. In her eyes (the paper tiger empress) I can see the origins of smoke and mirrors and they feed the skeletons, the bears, beasts, the monsters, the life drawings of monkeys of my imagination. Under
 How to make a PowerPoint presentationHow to make a PowerPoint presentation by Joseph Gatt
What I allow you and don\'t allow you to put in a PowerPoint presentation, in no particular order. These are suggestions and recommendations, if you want to ace your presentation. -The general idea. Suppose you were at a me
 Unlevelled Fields: Brexit, Workers' Rights and the EnvironmentUnlevelled Fields: Brexit, Workers' Rights and the Environment by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Is the Balkans splitting the EU apart?Is the Balkans splitting the EU apart? by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Panama declares independencePanama declares independence by The Ovi Team
November 3rd 1903; with the support of the U.S. government, Panama issues a declaration of independence from Colombia. The revolution was engineered by a Panamanian faction backed by the Panama Canal Company, a French-U.S. corporation that hope
 CipherCipher by David Sparenberg
tempest skyblood moondead earth below
 Libra and Calibra: Mark Zuckerberg appears before CongressLibra and Calibra: Mark Zuckerberg appears before Congress by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Human resources in North America, Australia, New ZealandHuman resources in North America, Australia, New Zealand by Joseph Gatt
Sweeping generalizations about human resources in Canada and the US, Australia and New Zealand. -First one, perhaps big one. Unless stated otherwise, in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand, any information you give pe
 World Medical Association Urges All Governments to Introduce Sugar TaxWorld Medical Association Urges All Governments to Introduce Sugar Tax by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Lady Chatterley's Lover obscenity trial endsLady Chatterley's Lover obscenity trial ends by The Ovi Team
 The Smear KingThe Smear King by Leah Sellers
In an UnReality-Reality Show in which America is Spinning within Spaceand all too long a Time………..“But, Sir, aren’t you at all worried about this American, Purple Heart a
 A Touch of Plagiarism: The Nazari PrecedentA Touch of Plagiarism: The Nazari Precedent by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for November 2019Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for November 2019 by Manish Kumar Arora
 What is a veganWhat is a vegan by The Ovi Team
 Stephen CraneStephen Crane by The Ovi Team
November 1st 1871; on this day Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, is born
 The red RhineThe red Rhine by The Ovi Team
November 1st 1986; a catastrophic fire at a chemicals factory near Basel, Switzerland, sends tons of toxic chemicals into the nearby river Rhine and turning it red. The fire broke out early in the morning in a storage building used for pesticid
 Boris Johnson Against ParliamentBoris Johnson Against Parliament by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 In The CaseIn The Case by Jan Sand
No stuffed bird in a museum displayCan convey the twitch and swirl that
 Human resources in IsraelHuman resources in Israel by Joseph Gatt
Sweeping generalizations about human resources in Israel, in no particular order. -Many Israelis get part-time jobs in high school for pocket money, almost everyone goes through two or three or more years of military servic
 Berserk Alert! #191Berserk Alert! #191 by Tony Zuvela
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 HalloweenHalloween by The Ovi Team
Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while \"some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is
 The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by The Ovi Team
 Economic Sanctions : Balancing Principles, National Interests and the Advancement of World LawEconomic Sanctions : Balancing Principles, National Interests and the Advancement of World Law by Rene Wadlow
 Case Mismanagement in London: Julian Assange, Political Offences and SurveillanceCase Mismanagement in London: Julian Assange, Political Offences and Surveillance by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Business negotiations with IsraelisBusiness negotiations with Israelis by Joseph Gatt
Every individual is different. Sweeping generalizations about business negotiations with Israelis, in no particular order. -Here\'s the best way to put things. In 1946-1947 Holocaust survivors were in transition camps in Eu
 Physicians Demand Accelerated Action on Climate ChangePhysicians Demand Accelerated Action on Climate Change by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility by The Ovi Team
 Orson Welles scaring moment Orson Welles scaring moment by The Ovi Team
October 30th 1938; Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of \"War of the Worlds\"—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theatre company deci
  The peculiar case of Japan vis-a-vis the Rohingya tragedy The peculiar case of Japan vis-a-vis the Rohingya tragedy by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Recently Myanmar’s de facto leader Suu Kyi met the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
 Joshua TreeJoshua Tree by George Cassidy Payne
is a place that has nothingto do with us. A place wheredeer sleep and mammoth didbefore them. Hidden and heldin place by a secret grammar
 Celebrity Protesters and Extinction RebellionCelebrity Protesters and Extinction Rebellion by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 More Berserk Alert! #278More Berserk Alert! #278 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 John Glenn back to spaceJohn Glenn back to space by The Ovi Team
 James BoswellJames Boswell by The Ovi Team
October 29th 1740; James Boswell is born on this day in Edinburgh to an
 Brand Trudeau Wins a Second TermBrand Trudeau Wins a Second Term by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 FreedomFreedom by Nikos Laios
Isolation Is savagery,And loneliness Is despair.
 Human resources in Latin AmericaHuman resources in Latin America by Joseph Gatt
Sweeping generalizations about human resources in Latin America, in no particular order. -First thing that comes to mind is in most Latin American countries, save perhaps Bolivia and Paraguay, sexual harassment is a free ga
 Medical students and physicians need to practice with empathy in carying for patientsMedical students and physicians need to practice with empathy in carying for patients by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Cuban missile crisis endsCuban missile crisis ends by The Ovi Team
October 28th 1962; the world has breathed a collective sigh of relief after the superpowers reached an agreement ending the immediate threat of nuclear war. Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev has agreed to dismantle all Russian missiles based in
 Julia RobertsJulia Roberts by The Ovi Team
 Migration and Awareness of Trafficking in PersonsMigration and Awareness of Trafficking in Persons by Rene Wadlow
 Dear Reader, this is for my slave ancestry gone foreverDear Reader, this is for my slave ancestry gone forever by Abigail George
I think of you often. I think of you standing in the kitchen baking, the aroma of a freshly-baked something, or you hiding behind your bangs, your horse-hair in a ponytail, or I think of you losing all conviction and hope, I think of your relea
 Human resources in ASEAN nationsHuman resources in ASEAN nations by Joseph Gatt
Sweeping generalizations on human resources in ASEAN nations, in no particular order. -First thing that comes to mind, ASEAN nations are somewhat different when it comes to human resources. So I\'ll try to compare different
 World Day for Audiovisual HeritageWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage by The Ovi Team
October 27th. Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, are our common heritage and contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries. They help to maintain the cultural identity of a people; but countless
 Lou ReedLou Reed by The Ovi Team
 Jesus Christ Superstar releasedJesus Christ Superstar released by The Ovi Team
27th October 1970; from the late 1950s to the mid 1960s, it was common for original cast recordings of successful Broadway musicals to find their way up near the top of the pop album charts. Hit shows like West Side Story, The Sound of Music an
 The Dangerous Policy of WaitingThe Dangerous Policy of Waiting by Bohdan Yuri
When is the Right Time?In all honesty we all knew it was inevitable, we just didn’t know when. The when (it should have happened) was the first impeachable offense, campaign irregularities; records still shrou
 As the egret is in the far EastAs the egret is in the far East by Shola Balogun
Do not think to be old and to be beautifulIs not earthly, nor truthful;As the egret is in the far east,So are you a symbol of profound beautyUpon whom even the eyes of the gods
 Human resources in Northeast AsiaHuman resources in Northeast Asia by Joseph Gatt
Sweeping generalizations on human resources in Northeast Asia, in no particular order. -There\'s the older generation and the younger generation. The older generation (people aged 45 plus) tend to have something of a
 Berserk Alert! #085Berserk Alert! #085 by Tony Zuvela
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 Henry James and Edith WhartonHenry James and Edith Wharton by The Ovi Team
October 26th 1900, writer Henry James first writes to Edith Wharton, whom he
 The Patriot ActThe Patriot Act by The Ovi Team
October 26th 2001; President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act, an anti-terrorism law drawn up in response to the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. The USA PATRIOT Act, as it is officially known, is an acr
 Saving All My Love For YouSaving All My Love For You by The Ovi Team
 Malaysian Civil Service's Cancerous Culture - Bloated, unresponsive, Malay-orientedMalaysian Civil Service's Cancerous Culture - Bloated, unresponsive, Malay-oriented by Murray Hunter
 Creat(ure)orCreat(ure)or by Gordana Mudri
Creat(ure)orIn days of yore I\'ve had a landso full of divine beauty,there was no need and no commandand joy was all my duty.
 Did God write the Bible? Did God write the Bible? by Joseph Gatt
If you believe God wrote the Bible, you have all my respect, love and affection. But I could politely excuse you from reading this article. The movement according to which God wrote the Bible is so influential, that on my Go
 World Pasta DayWorld Pasta Day by The Ovi Team
October 25th. World Pasta Day is the day which is celebrated on 25th October every year. The chief purpose of World Pasta Day is to encourage the nutritional and culinary advantages of the pasta. Eating the Italian food is pleasure of travellin
 U.N. Day: Strengthening and ReformingU.N. Day: Strengthening and Reforming by Rene Wadlow
 What Could I Have Done?What Could I Have Done? by Bohdan Yuri
I will, Idle my needs for your warm felt touchAnd remove the spell that spins your gold,What could I have done To make your heart seem so cold? How will
 Equine Hypocrisies: Race Horses for the KnackeryEquine Hypocrisies: Race Horses for the Knackery by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 #freemelania #904#freemelania #904 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more #freemelania, HERE!
 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by The Ovi Team
 Allende elected president of ChileAllende elected president of Chile by The Ovi Team
October 24th 1970; Salvador Allende, an avowed Marxist, becomes president of Chile after being confirmed by the Chilean congress. For the next three years, the United States would exert tremendous pressure to try to destabilize and unseat the A
 The Decent Protester: A Down Under CreationThe Decent Protester: A Down Under Creation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Scene Scene by Saloni Kaul
For all my young friendsA ghostly ship cast in the SeaAnd the Memory of this Golden TuskerIs stirred; as evinced by that widening eye starklyLike echoes f
 Talking under the pillowTalking under the pillow by Joseph Gatt
Given my previous articles, I think you now understand the gist of the difference between militarized talk, rapport talk and report talk. So in this article, I will give a few examples and very brief descriptions of convers
 Tattoos RemovalTattoos Removal by Paul Woods
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 If You Leave Me NowIf You Leave Me Now by The Ovi Team
 The Hungarian uprising The Hungarian uprising by The Ovi Team
October 23rd 1956; thousands of Hungarians erupt in protest against the Soviet presence in their nation and are met with armed resistance. Organized demonstrations by Hungarian citizens had been ongoing since June 1956, when signs of political
 Using Fear In Politics Isn't New...And Will ContinueUsing Fear In Politics Isn't New...And Will Continue by George Cassidy Payne
 Celestial Serenade Celestial Serenade by Nikos Laios
O heavenly sky,Let me bathe in The magnificence Of your aqua-blue,
 Talking from 9 to 5Talking from 9 to 5 by Joseph Gatt
As I said in the previous article, there are basically four types of communication. First is militarized talk or “order talk” where people communicate mostly to give orders. Second is rapport talk where people talk mostly to define
 More Berserk Alert! #265More Berserk Alert! #265 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 Sartre and the Nobel PrizeSartre and the Nobel Prize by The Ovi Team
October 22nd 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, which he declines.In his novels, essays, and plays, Sartre advanced the philosophy of existentialism, arguing that each individual must create meaning fo
 Havrin Khalaf: A Light Has Gone Out But The Tasks of Reconciliation RemainHavrin Khalaf: A Light Has Gone Out But The Tasks of Reconciliation Remain by Rene Wadlow
 Tell this to your sonTell this to your son by Shola Balogun
And when I am gone,Remember how I wished you tell this to your sonThat he should read not my linesAs the blasphemers study the stars for signs,Nor count this te
 Four ways of communicationFour ways of communication by Joseph Gatt
Professor Deborah Tannen identifies two ways of communication: what she calls “rapport talk” (conversation which emphasizes the relationship between two people) and “report talk” (conversation that involves reporting the
 What about....What about.... by Thanos Kalamidas
For more iMemes HERE! Fo
 Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie by The Ovi Team
October 21st 1917; an iconic figure in the history of jazz music who was instantly recognizable even to millions of non-jazz fans by his puffed-out cheeks and his trademark trumpet, with its horn bent upwards at a 45-degree angle, John Birks Gi
 Why you will marry the wrong personWhy you will marry the wrong person by Abigail George
 Informing PatternInforming Pattern by Jan Sand
Words first arrived on cave walls in France and Spain,Shaped as animals, aurochs and deer.Symbolic prey, sorceries of hunt. It is presumedThose dark halls echoed speech to res
 Oh shit. I am a momOh shit. I am a mom by Katerina Charisi
 Berserk Alert! #226Berserk Alert! #226 by Tony Zuvela
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 Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud by The Ovi Team
 Moammar Gadhafi's endMoammar Gadhafi's end by The Ovi Team
 Daddy, How Do You Lose Face?Daddy, How Do You Lose Face? by Leah Sellers
“Daddy, how do you Lose your Face ?”Jayce’s Daddy looked up and out from under the Ford Truck’s raised hood and peered quizzically at his seven year old Son. “Did you say Lose your Face
 Beneath dark cloudsBeneath dark clouds by David Barger
The sky is behind dark clouds,  And the moon  
 Piggish Problems: African Swine Fever Does Its WorstPiggish Problems: African Swine Fever Does Its Worst by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Walk & talk 925Walk & talk 925 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
 Ethiopia aloneEthiopia alone by The Ovi Team
October 19th 1935; the League of Nations votes to impose deliberately ineffectual economic sanctions against Fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia. Steps that would impede the progress of the invasion, such as banning the sale of oil to It
 University Woes: The Managerial Class Gets UppityUniversity Woes: The Managerial Class Gets Uppity by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Toodalooo From the Zoo Near the MoonToodalooo From the Zoo Near the Moon by Bohdan Yuri
What say you inside the Milky Way,Where stars are stirred into foray,A spiral swirl into a dark exhaust,A memory saved in lost remorse.
 Advice on being happyAdvice on being happy by Joseph Gatt
Tips on what to do and what not to do, to be happy. In no particular order. -Unhappy people want to cut corners. If they want something, they try to get it without making the necessary effort. -Happy people know
 Berserk Alert! #217Berserk Alert! #217 by Tony Zuvela
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 Alaska Alaska by The Ovi Team
October 18th 1867; the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Tex
 Phillis Wheatley freePhillis Wheatley free by The Ovi Team
October 18th 1775; African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery. Phillis Wheatley (1753 – December 5, 1784), enslaved at the age of eight, is widely known as the first African-American woman in United States\' history to have
 Malaysia's Halal CrisisMalaysia's Halal Crisis by Murray Hunter
 A Central ThemeA Central Theme by George Cassidy Payne
You asked for a strongcentral theme, well, here it is.Love is a cloththat comes undonelike a bootleg Gucci handbag, the type soldbehind a hot dog stand
 Notes on social media marketing and personal brandingNotes on social media marketing and personal branding by Joseph Gatt
I\'m not the social media type of guy. Oddly enough, I took the advice of staying out of social media from... Mila Kunis of all people. Actress Mila Kunis, until recently (I think it\'s still the case) had no Twitter account, no Facebook accoun
 International Day for the Eradication of PovertyInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty by The Ovi Team
The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to
 Olympic silent protestOlympic silent protest by The Ovi Team
October 17th 1968; two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowe
 16 October: World Food Day:  Ecologically-Sound Development16 October: World Food Day: Ecologically-Sound Development by Rene Wadlow
 Have human beings evolved from human beingsHave human beings evolved from human beings by Joseph Gatt
Point is we need precise wording. There are several hypotheses as to how we evolved to become human beings. Mine would be one where some fish-like species evolved to some kind of frog-like species that evolved adapted to living on land. That fr
 Turkey, Genocide, and ErdoganTurkey, Genocide, and Erdogan by Nikos Laios
 The Greek Express #101The Greek Express #101 by Thanos Raftopoulos
For more The Greek Express, HERE! For mo
 Nuremberg executionsNuremberg executions by The Ovi Team
October 16th 1946; at Nuremberg, Germany, 10 high-ranking Nazi officials are executed by hanging for their crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, and war crimes during World War II. Two weeks earlier, the 10 were found guilty by the Int
 Oscar WildeOscar Wilde by The Ovi Team
 Uighurs - the victims of Hanification Uighurs - the victims of Hanification by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 The SageThe Sage by Saloni Kaul
Straight upright in position lotus, all those points about he industrially co-relates.Within he direct vanishes, swift enters the Self, the rising energies exacerbate.D
 A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian AssangeA Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Walk & talk 924Walk & talk 924 by Thanos Kalamidas
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October 14th 1994; the writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, a crime drama featuring multiple
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The point, in mathematics, is an indication of a place,A thing of no dimension, no extension, merely a mentionThat it is here we must pay attention.This dot of spot must gain
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The mirror of the soulHundreds of shadows walk.
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October 11th 1976; the new chairman of China\'s Communist Party, Hua Guofeng, ordered the arrest of four leading radicals in Peking. A sign that China is changing political direction following the death last month of Chairman Mao Zedong. The so
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A silver pebbled beachAll of a hundred miles......A thousand paces chain continuously strongSilent all the while !Placements sure and steadyOr could
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Can you peer through those eyes? The radiance must be blinding.As I gaze into them I\'ve come to understandwhat the ancients m
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    (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).     (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).    (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).
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Tips on writing. The method is what I would call the Israeli method or the Jewish North American method of writing, but which also applies to some North American non-Jews, and people from other backgrounds as well. Tip numb
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The wind howls And the train clings To the cliff top ove
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I am a bookworm myself and have met several people who want to get into reading. So here are a few tips, in no particular order. Tip number 1: don\'t drink and read I have drunk and read before, usually some of
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5 tips on how to ace this networking thing. In no particular order.  Tip number 1: Fight for your (realistic) reputation Four factors tend to play out in your reputation: your physical traits, your personal
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October 1st 1962; two people have been killed and at least 75 injured in rioting at the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. Hundreds of extra troops have been brought in to join Federal forces already stationed in the nearby town of Oxf
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The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened the past week amid simmering tension in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which Saudi Arabia and the United States blame on Iran. It also c
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(for Mishka and Stuart Hoosen-Lewis)Ice man cometh, cometh, cometh. You, you never loved me at all, Julian. I can see that now. How youfound yourself in Natasha\'s arms, and I w
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Let\'s say you live in a city where your four kids go to school and your wife is employed. You just lost your job, and finding one in the city will be complicated. To top that off, let\'s say that you\'re a telecommunications engineer, and the
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September 30th. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) first launched International Day of the Deaf in 1958; th
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September 29th 1960; The Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev has disrupted a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with several angry outbursts. Twice he pounded his desk and twice he shouted interruptions to show his disapproval at the w
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She clutches her bag, an odd, old paisley thing…with;Un-important things inside!Plastic combs, mints flecked with dirt….all un-covered like
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I have not done a formal study on the causes of divorce. Nor do I have statistics. I did conduct several informal surveys, looking at happily married couples and divorced couples around the world. I took notes, and here\'s what I found. The div
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September 27th 1988; Sprinter Ben Johnson has been sent home from the Seoul Olympic Games in disgrace. The Canadian has also been stripped of his 100m gold medal after testing positive for drugs. Johnson has just arrived home in Toronto and has
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Never can be told a story set in stone, for what the message was may not be at all.  it will travel in the story lender’s care,  and reside i
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September 26th; there have never been more opportunities to work or study in a different European country - but lack of language competence prevents many people from taking advantage of them. Globalisation and patterns of business ownership mea
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Will the changing climates     Continue shifting? Will the seasons ever swap    With their ways?
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September 25th 1957; Nine African-American children were finally able to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But they had to be surrounded by more than 1,000 US paratroopers to protect them from segregationist whites. On the or
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I have yet to hear an apple scream when I peel it for a pie.Admittedly chopped onions do evoke a cry,But conversations, exclamations, out of communicationsWith other living be
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I felt the windFurious and cold Buffeting against The grey skyAnd the chill Sinking deep.
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September 23rd 1846; German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet
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My father called me Desire in bed, my father called me Love until my mind was diseased, and my mother called me Wanda. My father plucked my virginal-innocence until there was nothing left of it, and youth is always
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The night is trying to sleep over the mast of patiencelike the moon
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Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the str
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September 22nd 1980; Long-standing border disputes and political turmoil in Iran prompt Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to launch an invasion of Iran\'s oil-producing province of Khuzestan. After initial advances, the Iraqi offense was repulsed.
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Shadows dancing, lost and found, stars above, make no sounds;  from the moon, ghostly abstractions fill my room with playful distractions.  a trop
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21st Sept. 1958; Britain and Iceland have called a temporary halt to the COD WAR because a British Marine was taken sick with acute appendicitis, and the British skipper of the Frigate Diana asked the Icelandic coast guard ship Aeger for permis
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September 21st 1792; In Revolutionary France, the Legislative Assembly votes to abolish the monarchy and establish the First Republic. The measure came one year after King Louis XVI reluctantly approved a new constitution that stripped him of m
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“What’s Sam doin’ with a gun holster strapped to his hip ?  You know Hannibal, he’s the only hombre I know who still wears janglin’ spurs everywhere.”  Jethro spit a wad of chewing tobacco juice int
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On plates that ring in plenty comes each overtureLike foundling season ready to lavish expand ,The top patch on which we stand, the beautiful curvature,Gives but a glimpse of
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September 20th 1519; Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain in an effor
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September 20th 1970; The Russian space probe, Luna 16, landed on the Moon to collec
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The orange light swirled,And the foaming waves
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September 19th 1952; The United States is to prevent the film legend, Charlie Chaplin, from returning to his Hollywood home until he has been investigated by the Immigration Services. The Attorney-General, Thomas McGranery, has ordered the Immi
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Fifteen men on a dead man\'s chestYo ho ho and a bottle of rumDrink and the devil had done for the restYo ho ho and a bottle of rum.The mate was fixed by the bosu
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(for my slave ancestry)     Once she was a high schoolstudent, reading Bessie Head, and AtholFugard’s plays, bipolar-experimenting
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September 18th 1970; Guitarist Jimi Hendrix has died after collapsing at a party in London. Police say there was no question of foul play. A number of sleeping pills were found at the house in Notting Hill Gate and they have been taken away for
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Of course, you can tell quite a lot about someone from their New Yorker
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September 17th 1967. In introducing them at the Monterey Pop Festival three months earlier, Eric Burdon of the Animals had offered high praise for the up-and-coming British rock band the Who, promising the crowd \"A group that will destroy you
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The  SentinelI\"You get these nuts from time to time,\" the Captain sometimes growls.\"Especially in these domestic things.
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A number of commonly used chemicals have been found to be extremely damaging to the ozone layer. Halocarbons are chemicals in which one or more carbon atoms are linked to one or more halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine). Haloca
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September 16th 1932;  in his cell at Yerovda Jail near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begi
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 Old ShoeOld Shoe by Nikos Laios
On a cold Saturday morning I walked down An Athenian Street To my regular cafe,
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September 15th 1978; boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so. Following his victory, Ali retire
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We have reached the end.  We lack fervor and are without water.If a dem
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The first cool hint of winterCame this Sunday morningFrom a pale blue skyTo shine
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September 14th 1982; Princess Grace of Monaco has died of the injuries she sustained in a car crash near Monte Carlo. The Hollywood actress Grace Kelly - who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock hits Dial M for Murder and Rear Window - suffered a br
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Next to me is my grey shadowthe one that falls into a shadeand holds a candle when it rains.its borrowed soul is from my ownbut I never told it what to perform.instead it hide
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September 13th 1916, Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (196
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Like words fixed in time on empty page,Some images tucked away that only we see,The mind that writes sees all at every stageAnd streamlines all till taken is all space free.
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September 12th 1977; the leader of the black consciousness movement in South Africa, Steve Biko, has died in police custody. The 30-year-old\'s death was confirmed by the commissioner of police, General Gert Prinsloo, today.
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One must always consider one’s self.This is the quiet point from whichAll disturbances arise.
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I\'ve identified three types of socialism. Type 1: the government owns everything and makes every single investment. Type 2: the government taxes the population like crazy to “give to the needy.” Type 3: The government does not inve
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June 13th 1991; Yeltsin wins first Russian elections. Boris Yeltsin is celebrating victory as Russia\'s first popularly-elected president. The 60-year-old reformer and leader of the group Democratic Russia has inflicted a heavy defeat on the Co
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I wouldn\'t put all the blame on China for the trade deficit between China and the US. China is relatively crime free, food is cheap, booze and cigarettes are cheap, you can smoke in pubs, transportation systems are excellent in China, housing
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World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the bigges
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June 4th 1940; the British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk, France.  The Pr
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The Growing past Nourishes our Diminishing Future.
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The problem with me is I always wanted to learn in an education system that defined you by how much you learn, not how much you succeed. Placing first on each test, then becoming a doctor is what defined your success. I wanted to become a teach
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The French education system seems to be agonizing. In my opinion three things need to be fixed: the curriculum, teachers and testing. The curriculum Humanities: French, history and philosophy are taught, but wit
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May 30th 1967; Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA. The quintessential American daredevil motorcyclist, Evel Knievel defied gravity as he rode his bike to the heights of i
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Unfortunately, the United States cannot be Trusted or Counted On by AnyOne AnyWhere in the Nation or on the
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Up until 1973, university grades did not depend on your ability to get a job. Most jobs were obtained through referrals and sponsorship, and it was a colleague who would recommend someone for the job, the referred person would go through an inf
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May 28th 1935; John Steinbeck\'s first successful novel,
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Last ChanceBehold the fading beautyof an unfurled rosefrail petals fall from touchone by onesweet fragrancelingers...
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Yahoo, Google, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are all American companies so my non-American friends like to talk about internet colonialism. Starbucks, McDonald\'s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Papa John\'s, Wall Mart or GAP is Americ
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“Parfois la politique c\'est le diner de cons.” That\'s what the French say, which roughly translates to “sometimes politics is a dinner where fools are guests.” Le diner de cons is a French movie where rich people decid
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Brueghal, Censor  I.Peter Brueghal the Elder was the greatest painter in the History of the world.He brought to light dark and vibrant corners of the human pa
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We often assume that aliens or extraterrestrials are about the same size as human beings, come from planets with similar features as planet Earth, and have means of communication and transportation that resemble those found on planet Earth. Her
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May 21st 1991; Rajiv Gandhi, the 46-year-old former Indian prime minister, was assassinated. He was campaigning for the Congress Party on the second day of voting in the world\'s largest democratic election when a powerful bomb, hidden
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Sunchaser’s Escapades So , as I tell, to cut long stories short, succinct ,Wild conservation by elders-ancients in the systemWas inbuilt ; animals protected most b
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There are a lot of unknowns about the universe. First, we don\'t know whether the universe is finite or infinite. But let\'s delve directly into the question. Assuming the universe is finite, it would probably contain something along the lines
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May 19th 1965; from the Bible to Oedipus Rex to King Lear, literature has long concerned itself with the difficult relations that sometimes arise between members of different generations. The Fifth Commandment—\"Honour thy father and thy
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If you are shocked by flocks of foxes,Deterred by a herd of birds,Never fear, it’s quite clearYou can be coerced by words. 
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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May 18th 1964; Scores of youths have been given prison sentences following a Whitsun weekend of violent clashes between gangs of Mods and Rockers at a number of resorts on the south coast of England. Two youths were taken to hospital with knife
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May 18th 1953 - The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound, Jacqueline Cochran, piloted an F-86 Sabrejet overCalifornia at an average speed of 652.337 miles-per-hour.  At the beginning of World War II, she became a Wing Commande
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Professors are chosen to teach at your school based on three criteria: -The prestige of the school they attended -The sheer volume of publications they have (the longer the list of publications the better) -and,
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You can no longer warm your cold hands, nor offer them in friendship. You have time to look back only once to see the life of your friendship with the flowers, the pleasure you take in love, the light ignited in your heart of
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I hold firmly the old picture on my chest,
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May 17th 1954; The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled for school integration in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling declared that racially segregated schools were inherently unequal. In the early 1950\'s, racial segregation in
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The IMF and other creditors no longer loan money if they\'re not sure to get it back. Creditor institutions have a long history of loaning money to countries whose shaky governments ended up embezzling the loaned money, perpetuating a vicious c
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May 16th 1943; in Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising comes to an end as Nazi soldiers gain control of Warsaw\'s Jewish ghetto, blowing up the last remaining synagogue and beginning the mass deportation of the ghetto\'s remaining dwellers to the
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The path Is not straight,It is long and arduousAnd it winds through life,It will take you on many Journeys and adventures,The seen and the unforesee
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11 reasons for the rise of anti-Semitism in France, in no particular orderElitist Jewish (and non-Jewish) public intellectuals
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On May 15, 1963, Gordon Cooper is launched into space aboard Faith 7 on the longest American space mission to that date. Faith 7 was the capstone of Project Mercury, the NASA program that put the first American into space in 1961 and the first
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May 15th 1957; Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean.Britain has exploded its first hydrogen bomb as part of a series of tests in the Pacific, the Ministry of Supply has announced.
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Traditionally Algeria designates the highest-ranking army official to lead the nation (Ben Bella, Boumediene, Chadli, Boudiaf, Zeroual) or the longest-serving political official to lead the nation (Kafi, Bouteflika). That is to avoid fights ove
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May 14th 1955; The Soviet Union and seven of its European satellites sign a treaty establishing the Warsaw Pact, a mutual defence organization that put the Soviets in command of the armed forces of the member states. The Warsaw
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The main problem is that Kim Jung Eun is perceived like a god in his country. So Kim Jung Eun\'s line of work is on that deals a lot with propaganda, and the rest is trying to make money to preserve the elite\'s financial status.
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“Wow, do you see all of those Buzzards perched on the new Communication Tower ? There must be over fifty of ‘em up there,” Jeb said with a soft whistle as he cast his first piece of wriggling bait and hook into the River
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)The air is sweet here, and I am filled    with a sudden longing for you. It just    didn’t work out and
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Truth is, I always read a lot. There were some fast periods in my life when it came to reading, and until 2015, I used to have a problem I got rid of. That is I used to start reading a lot of books, but didn\'t bother to finish many of them.
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April 14th 1912; just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull, and begins to sink. Because of a shortage of lifeboats and the lack of satisfactory emergency procedures
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When you think about Jewish languages, Yiddish comes to mind, and Ladino or Judeo-Spanish comes to mind. How did Yiddish and Ladino survive in the first place, even when in “exile”? That is when German Jews left Germany for Eastern
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April 13th 19624. On this day in 1964, Sydney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as a construction worker who helps build a chapel in 
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The skin touches, the flesh burns;jerks from fearing singes,fragile is its thought.inclination presses on, confirmed,
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Algeria has experienced something of an intellectual lost decade in the 2010s. The press was heavily censored, no serious economic analyses or reports are available on the country, no serious social studies are made and investigative journalism
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April 12th 1861; the bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina\'s Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confedera
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April 12th; In 2011, global military spending sur
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Here\'s a hint. If your Korean, Chinese or Japanese boss asks you to come home and fix his washing machine, you better go to his house and fix it. So in China, Japan and Korea, you better have the kind of search engine that can direct you to an
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Hard and brittle, rigid and unyieldingas cast iron ,
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April 11th 1961, the trial begun in Israel of the man accused of helping Hitler in his plan t
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The surface of the seaChipped into hollows by the windWaves whitecaps back at me.I am fixed ashore, pinnedTo a static spot to watch the dance
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My ex-girlfriend and I met for the first time in April 2006 and talked for the first time in July 2006. Back then, she had been in a casual relationship with her ex-boyfriend. She and her ex-boyfriend never really broke up, but had casually bee
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April 10th 1919; Emiliano Zapata, a leader of peasants and indigenous people during the Mexican Revolution, is ambushed and shot to death in Morelos by government forces. Born a peasant in 1879, Zapata was forced into the Mexican army in 1908 f
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I sat in The darkness And looked out Through a windowAt the green paddocks And rusted silos and tractors,A
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The myth goes that under Christian canon law in Europe Christians were not allowed to loan money with interest and that Jews were the usurers and gave loans with interest, and that\'s how the Jews became very rich and dominated global finance.
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9th April 1927; Mae West is arrested during her starring role in the play \"sex\" which she wrote, produced, directed and starred in on Broadway. She was prosecuted on morals charges and sentenced to 10 days in jail for public obscenity.
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April 9th, on this day in 1962, the 34th annual Academy Awards ceremony is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. In addition to the overwhelming triumph of the musical West Side Story, which won 10 Oscars, inclu
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Linda Lou opened the Barn Door and slipped in to find her Friend, Nancy, painting Signs.“Hey, Nancy ! What’cha’ paintin’ on those boards ?”Nancy held up the white board s
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The analogy I often use is your Facebook profile is like your virtual home. When you invite someone to your real home, you don\'t want them to see shoes all over the place and socks all over the place and laundry all over the place and incohere
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8th April 1994; Modern rock icon Kurt Cobain lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana commits suicide with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
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The International Day of the Roma (April 8) is a day to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romani people. The day was officially declared in 1990 in Serock, Poland, the site of the fourth World Romani Congress of
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International Roma Day on April 8 is an opportunity to celebrate Romani culture but also to highlight the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life.
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)They all had this other life I knew nothing    about. This distant family in name only on    my father
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Yonsei University Korean Language Institute (YSKLI) is located near the back gate of Yonsei University. It is probably the most expensive intensive Korean language program for non-Korean speakers, and it also has the reputation of being one of
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April 7th 1968; Motor racing world champion Jim Clark was killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim. Clark, 32, was at the wheel of his Lotus-Cosworth which left the track at 170mph (274km/h), somersaulted through the air an
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April 7th; World Health Day is commemorated each year on this, under the funding of World Health Organization (WHO).
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For the original article see HERE! Question: What makes you believe that the disappeared Yemenite children were adopted by Arab famili
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Let it rainBy Daniel AjayiLet it rain, to unplug scarcity,Introduce the best service in townLet it rain near, here and
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April 6th 1895; Writer Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
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April 6th 1975; A plane carrying 99 Vietnamese orphans landed at Heathrow airport. The Boein
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Like a lot of people, I watch Youtube videos and read a lot of materials on psychology. I\'ve noticed that envy and jealousy, narcissism, and psychopathy are sometimes used interchangeably, which can be misleading. If you\'
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It is quite conventionalAnd not at all contentionalTo rage against the age when we decay.For the progress of the regressGenerates the anger to express
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On Your Own Independently!Paper clips are not made of plain paper,
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-If a Korean girl wants to date you, she will date you right away. If she does not have feelings for you and you ask her out, she will say something along the lines of “I need a year or two to take some kind of examination, once I\'m done
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April 4th; On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly decl
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April 4th 1968; Dr Martin Luther King, was assassinated. Dr King was shot dead in the southe
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April 4th 1859; Bryant\'s Minstrels debut \"Dixie\" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show. Bryant\'s Minstrels was a blackface minstrel troupe that performed in the mid-19th century, primarily in New York City. The troupe
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Blue and orange Brush strokes Painted the sky,
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April 3rd; World Party Day also known as P-Day is celebrated annually on April 3rd through personal and public observances of party-like atmosphere, as a synchronized global mass celebration of a better
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In France, discussing or displaying your personal beliefs is considered very, very rude. You can discuss politics, but don\'t ever discuss what your personal political tendencies are. You can discuss religion, but don\'t ever reveal what your o
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April 2nd; The United Nations General Assembly declared 2nd April as World Autism Awareness Day to focus the need of improving the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so that they
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“A Penny for your thoughts,” Linda Lou said to her Cousin, Janet Lee.“A Penny ? In this day and time of over Inflated Inflations ?” Janet Lee laughed.“Okay, I
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The Comedy of the Tragedy or Sputum to the sky The sun deceived usWe were defeated by our grandfathers’ landAnd the moon gave us whimper that we do not deserve
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The BBC creates a hoax Panorama programme about spaghetti crops in Switzerland and showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and laying them in the sun to dry. It should be remembered in context that Spaghetti was not a
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Put the lion in his magnificent cell andworship him there. In my dream leavesturn into milk quietly. Daylight crushedmy dr
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Algeria\'s main challenge is satisfying a young population with high unemployment rates. The other, more minor challenge is the high trade deficit. I\'ll discuss both problems briefly. If Algerians are demonstrating, the ma
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31st March, 1990; the worst violence seen so far in the series of Anti Poll Tax demonstrations erupted in London during the largest rally when nearly 100,000 people take to the streets in protest at the new government levy. More than 400 were a
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Listen: it isn’t about me about ego and it isn’t about you your property income taxes but about EARTH about life about spirit and grandchildren about seven generations and seven times after that about the full spiral circle of plane
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Last time I took the IQ test was in 2006. I remember scoring 110, which is just above average. I had taken the test several times and scored 110 each time, scoring 120 once. I took the test recently and got 220, when the Gu
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He was one of the ’Murphy’s’ regulars althoughNobody talked to him or knew his name He was a huge guy: when you looked at him all you saw was A true mountain of fat, greasy hair, cannonball
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March 30th 1981; John Hinckley, Jr. shoots President Ronald Reagan outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. just after the president had addressed the Building and Construction Workers Union of the AFL-CIO. Hinckley was armed with a .22 revo
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He appearedTall and thin.Tall and thin with a grin.An ironic smile, with guileTo permit an opening. Friendly enoughSo that approa
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Last time I discussed the fact there were three types of personalities: people who value negative emotions, people who value positive emotions and people who value flat emotions. I\'ll discuss here their main features and how to recognize them.
 Berserk Alert! #090Berserk Alert! #090 by Tony Zuvela
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Tom Jones can apparently count among his many fans one Elizabeth Windsor of London, England—known professionally as Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and
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“Hey Ralph !  Are you ready to get a Re-Education in History ?” Fred asked haughtily.“This should be real interestin‘, Fred. You have been blatherin’ on and on about this little pr
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Experience the maximum with minimum effort On the physical, emotional, spiritual tractHeights arrived at, dreams flower, reach fruition, contract.E
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March 28th 1965; Dr Martin Luther King has taken a crowd of nearly 25,000 people to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama to highlight black grievances. The procession marks the end of a five-day march which started in Selma and
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The memories I had of you Drowned one day,They sankT
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All the reasons for unemployment you might think of. Unemployment is not just people without a job looking for a job. In many cases it\'s more complicated than that. -I have no skills.When you don\'t have market
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March 27th, on this day in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declines the Acad
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March 27th 1915; Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – Novembe
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Before you were a saving beacon,  blind ships were lured to cast lost souls.   rugged rocks and stormy squalls shipwrecks littered along your shoals.
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You basically have four political schools of thought in Algeria. You have the Nationalists, who tend to be anti-Western and for a conservative form of Islam. You have the Islamists, who are for a radical form of Islam. You have the Marxists, wh
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Algerians have been demonstrating since February 22. What initially happened was elections were planned on April 18, and incumbent president Bouteflika announced that he would run for the elections. Bouteflika is ailing, incapable of speaking a
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March 25th 1983; technically, the 25th anniversary of Motown Records should have been celebrated nine months later, in January 1984, but that was only one of several details glossed over in staging the landmark television special Motown 25: Yes
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There are basically three types of people. Those who value positive emotions, those who value negative emotions, and those who value flat emotions. Part of it is cultural you might say. You might say that Koreans tend to va
 Therapy or SpringTherapy or Spring by Abigail George
(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    I lose myself in Johannesburg. Upstreets. Down streets. I know its map    like I know the back of my hand.
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March 24th; World TB Day commemorates 24 March 1882 when Dr Robert Koch discovered what causes tube
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When Elvis Presley turned 18 on January 8, 1953, he fulfilled his patriotic duty and legal obligation to register his name with the Selective Service System, thereby making himself eligible for the draft. The Korean War was still underway at th
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Never let a bloody and opportune crisis pass.  In New Zealand, there is talk about gun reform after attacks on two Christchurch mosques left fifty dead.  There have been remarks made in parliament about unchecked white supremacy growi
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Were I to drawOn a paper stripThe keyboard of a piano,A pianist touching a selected oblong
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March 23rd 1983; President Reagan unveiled plans to combat nuclear war in space. The Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) proposed a defensive shield, using laser or particle beam technology to \"intercept and destroy\" incoming missiles as they
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March 22nd. Each year on the 22nd of March it\'s World Water Day. First celebrated in 199
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March 22nd 1956; Civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, was convicted of organising an illegal boycott by black passengers of buses in the US state of Alabama. Mr King, 27, was fined $500 (£178) and ordered to pay an equal a
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He stood outside With the snow Falling on his Bloodied face
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I often smile, even laugh out loud, when journalists debate “who holds power in the Arab world?” As if one man, or one clan, or one group of people, decided everything in totalitarian fashion. You have governmen
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Breathless promotion on the local radio station. Tickets selling out in a single day. Thousands of teenagers, hours before show time, lining up outside the biggest venue in town. The scene outside the Cleveland Arena on a chilly Friday night in
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Cloud larger than kisskiss larger than skyso the evening passnear your eyesand the wondering little birds, slept near your wonder
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Over the last few days several Algerians have asked me my opinion on how to fix the political system. In this brief article, I will explain that Algeria, just like any other democracy, needs four things in its political system: competitive elec
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March 20th 1852; Harriet Beecher Stowe\'s Uncle Tom\'s Cabin is publ
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March 20th; half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Day of Francophonie on 20
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Rumor has it that globalization is stealing middle class jobs. That is not the analysis that I make of it. The middle class does not have a globalization problem, it has a spending problem. The middle class is expected to spend like the upper c
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Never in my life have I seen such an image. if I only had known what expressions unfold when I expose my regrets, so full of discontent, to have conformed so easily, to losing m
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On March 19, 1953, legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille wins the only Academy Award of his career when The Greatest Show on Earth takes home an Oscar for Best Picture. The film, a big-budget extravaganza about circus life, starred Charlton Hest
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(for my Johannesburg cousins whom I haven’t seen in years)Water threaded us togetherFor a brief moment in time.In the swimming pool, atmy uncle
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The scriptures used to be read by priests and scholars although the general population, especially men, in Islam, Judaism and Christianity were encouraged to read the scriptures. In the East, the general literate population was encouraged to re
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March 18th; NASA\'s Sun Earth Days team is joining forces with NASA EDGE to explore the violent nature of our Sun at the peak of solar activity and share discoveries from NASA\'s heliophysics and planetary missions during this exciting period.
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“Alright, Young Lady. I’ve finally got this Medical Gadget hung around my neck like you wanted,” Mr. Roy said wryly.“And I am deeply grateful for it, Mr. Roy. It only took me three months to
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What if there had neverbeen a Socratesan Erasmusa Voltaire or Mark Twain
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 1st St. Patrick's Day parade by The Ovi Team
March 17th 1762; in New York City, the first parade honouring the Catholic feast
 Beannachtai na Feile Padraig by The Ovi Team
The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn\'t get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship. Far from being
 Death in New Zealand: The Christchurch ShootingsDeath in New Zealand: The Christchurch Shootings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Jews in the QuranJews in the Quran by Joseph Gatt
Today very few countries use Sharia law, and even when they do, they tend to use Sharia law flexibly. Today\'s Islam in the Muslim world is one that co-exists with Civil Law, with a Civil code that is often inspired from Islam but also has West
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March 16th 1988; Thousands of people were killed and many others injured in a poison gas attack on a Kurdish city in northern Iraq. Up to 20 aircraft, said to include Iraqi Migs and Mirages, were seen overhead at around 1100 local time in Halab
 Syria: Concerns raised and possible next stepsSyria: Concerns raised and possible next steps by Rene Wadlow
 Tussle Tussle by Saloni Kaul
Stark darkness with its own yardstick measures.The Night lets luminaries all  glow and shineOverruling sun’s arrogant dictates and treasures That yielding all-sun day
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Israel is a democratic state, where the one person-one vote rule applies. Israelis tend to vote based on different factors and parameters, but there are mainly five factors that influence their vote: who their family tends to vote for, what par
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 World Consumer Rights DayWorld Consumer Rights Day by The Ovi Team
March 15th; World Consumer Rights Day will be held around the globe to recognise ou
 International Day Against Police BrutalityInternational Day Against Police Brutality by The Ovi Team
On March 15, 1997, the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality in Montreal hel
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Perhaps the most important event last month was Pakistan’s magnanimous release of the captured Indian pilot. Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to release captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinanda
 Red SkyRed Sky by Nikos Laios
The red sky
 Albert Einstein: Remember Your Humanity and Forget the Rest by Rene Wadlow
 Worming 909Worming 909 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Jack Ruby sentenced to death by The Ovi Team
March 14th 1964; Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald--the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy--is found guilty of the \"murder with malice\" of Oswald and sentenced to die in the electric chair. It was t
 World Kidney DayWorld Kidney Day by The Ovi Team
March 14th; the theme for 2012 was Donate - Kidneys for Life - Receive. So
 Billy Crystal by The Ovi Team
 MayxitMayxit by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Cardinal Can Do No Wrong: George Pell's DefendersThe Cardinal Can Do No Wrong: George Pell's Defenders by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Sending S.O.S. by Katerina Charisi
 The Love Bug by The Ovi Team
March 13th; on this day in 1969, \"The Love Bug,\" a Walt Disney movie about the adventures of a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, opens in theatres across the United States. The film, which was based on a 1961 book called \"Car, Boy, Girl\" by G
 Rancho Santa ElenaRancho Santa Elena by The Ovi Team
March 13th; cult leader Adolpho de Jesus Constanzo sacrifices another human victim at
 A Fancy Hypocrisy: China, Australia and Coal ManiaA Fancy Hypocrisy: China, Australia and Coal Mania by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 In The SuburbsIn The Suburbs by Jan Sand
These streets are now well walked.I know their spotted concrete patches,Lightning cracks, tufts of wayward sprouting weeds,Broken trees with jagged boughs, blackboned fingers
 Why there is bullying in Korean societyWhy there is bullying in Korean society by Joseph Gatt
Korean society follows one precept: preventing, at all costs, people from becoming better than one\'s self. Here are several ways this plays out. Teaching: teachers preventing students from becoming better than them
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 Paul weds Linda by The Ovi Team
March 12th 1969; on this day Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman in a civil ceremony in London. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Marylebone Register Office to catch a glimpse of the couple as they arrived with Miss Eastman\'s six-year-o
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 To a Friend Who Died in the Swamp by Shola Balogun
To a Friend Who Died in the SwampRivers meet in my eyes for you.Transfixed on the veiled Mound of the swamp, Lone Beholder of unsteady opera On rotten marble, You s
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It started out as the French, Muslim, ultra-nationalist, Communist, right wing, left wing or apathetic lashing out Jews for supporting Israelis who it was believed were beating the hell out of defenseless Palestinians. The French did not have t
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 Gorbachev, USSR leader by The Ovi Team
March 11th 1985; Mikhail Gorbachev took over following the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Chernenko, 73, died after a long illness. Sombre music preceded the news on radio and television and scheduled programmes were cancelled. The speed of nam
 Frankenstein published by The Ovi Team
 A Fairy TaleA Fairy Tale by David Sparenberg
 While watching cartoonsWhile watching cartoons by Abigail George
(for my nephew)    You fill my soul withleaf and paradise and the pulse of     blue light. Your shark     tee
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Right now the reason start-ups don\'t always work is we are using supply-side economics when it comes to start-ups. That is you create a start-up, you supply a favor, and wait for the demand to come pouring it. A healthy st
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Άναυδες οι μετοχές της …Greenpeace Ο κολλητό
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March 10th 1969; James Earl Ray was been jailed for 99 years by a court in Memphis, Tennessee, after admitting he carried out the murder of the American civil rights leader. His guilty plea was made on the understanding he was spared the electr
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 My little Indian friend by David Barger
Sonya,Sweet Sonya, Hair of blackest coal.I remember well your smileBeckoning with straw;Like a stuffed doll
 A Jewish Israeli pretending to be a Palestinian A Jewish Israeli pretending to be a Palestinian by Joseph Gatt
I remember an affluent upper-middle class American East coast 22 year-old kid who had been in Korea for a year and who wrote a book. In the book he wrote something along the lines of “we Koreans should stop our obsession with English and
 Berserk Alert! #089 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Voyage Out by The Ovi Team
 Barbie makes a debut by The Ovi Team
March 9th; on this day and ironically only one day after the international women’s day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie wa
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 Walk & talk 907Walk & talk 907 by Thanos Kalamidas
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International Women\'s Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women\'s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated
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The big change in the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies is that you now have to pay tuition fees. Part of the Kyung Hee University system, the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies (GIP) is a graduate school in rural South Korea, near Seoul, wh
 GameGame by Jan Sand
I used to think that mysteryHung somewhere out among the starsLike silver bells and mirror ballsOn the celestial Christmas tree. 
 Nameless by Gordana Mudri
 Berserk Alert! #180 by Tony Zuvela
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 Golda Meir by The Ovi Team
March 7th 1969; Golda Meir, the \"grand old woman of Israeli politics\", became on this day the first female prime minister of Israel. The 70-year-old\'s candidature was officially accepted by the Labour Party in Tel Aviv after she received 287
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Have you ever clung to a desire for so longthat your eyes saw nothing else? The most beautiful part of existence is the ability to dream, to aspi
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I have said before, somewhat artistically, half-jokingly, that I am a right-wing, labor Zionist. I will here define what I mean by right-wing, labor and Zionist. By right-wing, I mean four things. Military first, two-state
 Walk & talk 906Walk & talk 906 by Thanos Kalamidas
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March 6th; on this day in 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co.  Now the most common drug in househol
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Little magpie,I see you walking Delicately on the Green grass
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Gantz is a political genius. And Algeria has not reserve team. I never thought I would say this, but Benny Gantz is a political genius. Over the years, Netanyahu won elections because he\'s an excellent debater. Netanyahu k
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You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: Insertbrainherecomic
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5th March, 1946; Winston Churchill delivers one of the first speeches condemning what he thought was a Soviet Union bent on the expansion of communism in Europe and around the world, during the speech he coined the phrase \"The Iron Curtain\" w
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March 5th; Students everywhere will be participating in World Spelling Day! Spelling is s
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Yes, Folks, there is a difference between Nay-Sayers and Bray-Sayers.Nay-Sayers are all about the “No” in order to keep the same amount of Control they feel they have always had within Systems that maintain thei
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 Berserk Alert! #128 by Tony Zuvela
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(for my brother and his son)There is love here. A kindOf resurrecting. A life instinctDrowning in the gaseous lifeExperience of the mother tongue,
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We probably all knew that man or woman; that person who seemed to know everyone else and who was willing to introduce everyone to everyone else. That relationship matchmaker, business matchmaker, the guy or girl you would call when you need a g
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March 3rd 1875; George Bizet\'s Carmen premieres in Paris. Today, it is one of the most popular operas in the standard repertoire, but Georges Bizet\'s Carmen faced many obstacles in even reaching the stage, let alone becoming a success. With a
 Minnie the Moocher by The Ovi Team
3rd March, 1931; Cab Calloway makes music history when he records “Minnie
 Carmen by The Ovi Team
March 3rd 1875; Georges Bizet\'s opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris. Unfortunately opening run was denounced by the majority of critics. It was almost withdrawn after its fourth or fifth performance, and
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1) Listen!  You are not listening.  Look!  You are not looking.Once
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 Walk & talk 905Walk & talk 905 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Concord's first by The Ovi Team
March 2nd 1969; that day the supersonic airliner, Concorde did a \"faultless\" maiden flight. The Anglo-French plane took off from Toulouse and was in the air for just 27 minutes before the pilot made the decision to land. The first pilot, Andr
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Having spent most of my life learning foreign languages in different settings and different countries, I experienced firsthand how languages evolve, how argots, dialects or languages evolve and the different relationships people have to a langu
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March 1st; self Injury Awareness Day - Self-injury or self harming is when a
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Ploughed,Open and cultivated,Tilled like the brown earthMy nourishing soulSprouting love And green shoots
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There are basically six types of feelings people can have for you: they can be in love with you, they can adore you, they can like you, they can be indifferent to you, they can be jealous of you or they can hate you. Let me break these down for
 Berserk Alert! #194 by Tony Zuvela
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 Olof Palme assassinated by The Ovi Team
February 28th 1986; the Swedish prime minister died after being shot in a street ambush in central Stockholm. His wife was wounded. Olof and Lisbeth Palme were attacked as they were leaving a cinema at about 2330 local time. Mr Palme was shot t
 Fats DominoFats Domino by The Ovi Team
February 28th 1928; \"I\'m worried about all the people in New Orleans. Tell them
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 Cured Ham by Paul Woods
  You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: In
 The Valley of Fear by The Ovi Team
 Argoud charged by The Ovi Team
February 27 1963; Antoine Argoud, President De Gaulle\'s arch enemy and a former colonel in the French Army was charged with an assassination attempt on the president. Argoud was, the only active member of the Algerian Secret Army (OAS) , an or
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I am about to give away a scoop. Some would say drop an H-bomb, given the history and nature of the scandal. But since no one really pays attention to all the other stuff I do, no one will pay attention to this one.
 The ConcertThe Concert by Jan Sand
Impatiently the clock’s batonTaps the music to start up.
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 1993 World Trade Centre bombed by The Ovi Team
February 26th 1993; a bomb explodes in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Centre i
 Halle Berry accepts Razzie by The Ovi Team
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 Long plot to honorLong plot to honor by Joseph Gatt
Go on foot down to honorConform folks, took comfortShot of
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 Berserk Alert! #240 by Tony Zuvela
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 Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso by The Ovi Team
February 25th 1873; there was a time in America, early in the last cent
 Cassius Clay Becomes Champion by The Ovi Team
25th February, 1964; Cassius Clay, defeated Sonny Liston when Liston retired at the
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 OfferingOffering by Abigail George
(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)I think of high school girls. Perfect days,    and prefects, playing first team hockey,    art and the debati
 More on the service economyMore on the service economy by Joseph Gatt
 Remember to forget by Katerina Charisi
I do
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 Peron elected in Argentina by The Ovi Team
February 24th 1946; Juan Domingo Peron, the controversial former vice president of Argentina, is elected president. As president, Peron constructed an impressive populist alliance, and his vision of self-sufficiency for Argentina won him wide s
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My son,you are a teenager,a mutant. a mindless generic alteration trapped in metamorphic,hormonal rages.  but fear not, this will pass,
 How to learn a foreign languageHow to learn a foreign language by Joseph Gatt
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 First polio vaccine by The Ovi Team
 Children receive first polio vaccine by The Ovi Team
February 23rd 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk.Though not as devastating as the plague o
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 Black Lines by David Barger
White mountainous clouds reflectOrange magma colored skyAs the sun dips below fading tree lines.Miracle like rays of lightSh
 Notes on IranNotes on Iran by Joseph Gatt
A few notes on Iran in no particular order. -In Islamic states, the nation is adored. But the concept of nation is different from that we have in the West. In Iran, the concept of nation includes land and nature, but does n
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 Edna St. Vincent Millay by The Ovi Team
 Dolly the sheep cloned by The Ovi Team
February 22nd 1997; scientists in Scotland announced the birth of the world\'s first successfully cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep. Dolly, who was created at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, was actually born on 5 July 1996 although her arrival
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World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for 10 million Girl G
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 The Present Home by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
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 Berserk Alert! #239 by Tony Zuvela
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 Nixon in China by The Ovi Team
February 21st 1972; The American President Richard Nixon arrived in China at the start of a week-long summit aimed at ending 20 years of frosty relations between the two countries. His visit began with an unexpected audience with Chairman Mao Z
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February 21st; International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by UNESCO\'s Gen
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Genocidal crimes don’t occur by chance and require years of preparation. The rationale for justifying such horrendous crimes is often provided by the evil geniuses or the ideologues within the dominant group. Thi
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There is suspicion of intentIn everything, no purpose bent,For living things must orientPurposes where none is meant. 
 North Korean intentionsNorth Korean intentions by Joseph Gatt
I think North Koreans have been misunderstood. Simply put, the North Korean regime has tried to establish a unified Korean nation where all souls have clean souls and excellent warrior abilities. Whether they get enough to eat is beyond the poi
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 Dylan Thomas by The Ovi Team
February 20th 1950; Welsh poet Dylan Thomas arrives in New York for his first reading tour of the United States. His
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Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous c
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There wasA crack in the Wall and it wasSucking in the sky,
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 The phonograph by The Ovi Team
 Deng Xiaoping dead by The Ovi Team
February 19th 1997; China\'s paramount leader Deng Xiaoping died at the age of 92. He had been suffering from failing health for several years and was last seen in public three years ago. The country\'s official news agency said his death was t
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(for Ambronese)   The mirror takes a look at my face.    The face that flinched when you wanted to hit me. I smile. I smile. I smile (think of autumn) because it
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Jeanne Calment\'s age has been all over the news recently. She died at 122, setting the world record for the oldest person known to have lived. On the other hand, France is taking a scandal that hit its comedy industry very seriously involving
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February 18th 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous--and famously controversial--novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the book\'s heart is the journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on a raft. Ji
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 E-Mer-Gen-cy! E-Mer-Gen-cy!E-Mer-Gen-cy! E-Mer-Gen-cy! by Leah Sellers
“E-Mer-Gen-cy ! E-Mer-Gen-cy !!” Trumpty cried near and far !“There is a National E-Mer-Gen-cy, people, at our Borders as you all know, because I am telling you that you all know about it.”
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Every human being requiressustenance foodsome form of nutritionfood and water.
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 Worming 907Worming 907 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Madame Butterfly by The Ovi Team
17th February, 1911; Puccini\'s opera \'Madame Butterfly\' which tells the story of an American sailor, B
 Kasparov defeats computer by The Ovi Team
February 17th 1996; in the final game of a six-game match, world chess champion Garry Kasparov triumphs over Deep Blue, IBM’s chess-playing computer, and wins the match, 4-2. However, Deep Blue goes on to defeat Kasparov in a heavily publ
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 Dawn Rising by Mbizo Chirasha
I see many voices rising with the sunsharp spears of the sun ,undulating with comi
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Notes on the upcoming Israeli elections, in no particular order. -Orthodox Jews are going to vote for the religious parties, modern Orthodox Jews for Naphtali Bennett, middle class secular Jews for Benny Gantz or Yair Lapid
 Walk & talk 903Walk & talk 903 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Castro sworn in by The Ovi Team
On February 16, 1959, Fidel Castro is sworn in as prime minister of Cuba after leading a guerrilla campaign that forced right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile. Castro, who became commander in chief of Cuba\'s armed forces after Batist
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The beginning is a cracked egg shellWith yoke dripping from the frailLimbs connecting human form,And the ever present spirit of everlasting,  
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I will never marry someone who works in the service economy! How could you want a job in the service economy? You will live with your parents for the rest of your life! You will die poor if you work in the service economy! You\'ll be a starving
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February 15th 1989; Soviet troops withdrawn from Afghanistan, nine years after they swept into the country. A convoy of Soviet armoured vehicles travelled the 260-mile (418km) journey to the USSR border while other soldiers left aboard an Ilyus
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February 15th 1852; Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits its first patient. G
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Blueprint & The Stars AllHe was deft, dramatic and determined.His aim was the perfect driveMoulding physique and stamina,Sheer genius and ability.
 Accommodating the service economyAccommodating the service economy by Joseph Gatt
Last time I discussed how jobs were no longer in the government or in industry, but in the service sector. I did not discuss retail last time, but the same could be said about retail jobs as could be said about the government and industry jobs.
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 Boz Ball by The Ovi Team
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February 14th 1984; following the death of Yuri Andropov four days earlier, Konstantin Chernenko takes over as the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, the ruling position in the Soviet Union. Chernenko was the last of the Russian c
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(for mum, dad, Vincent, Babs, Max)   Peri-spinach (a constellation/s)   alongside fried onions. Layers.And martyrs. Stars out.
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 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by The Ovi Team
 Dresden devastated by The Ovi Team
On the evening of February 13, 1945, the most controversial episode in the Allied air war against Germany begins as hundreds of British bombers loaded with incendiaries and high-explosive bombs descend on Dresden, a historic city located in eas
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A cold wind Blows outside,And the leaves
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On February 12, 1912, Hsian-T\'ung, the last emperor of China, is forced to abdicate following Sun Yat-sen\'s republican revolution. A provisional government was established in his place, ending 267 years of Manchu rule in China and 2,000 years
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February 12th 1816; the Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire. The Real Teatro di San Carlo is an opera house in Naples, Italy. It is the oldest continuously active such venue in Europe and it is re
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What was he thinking when he stood across from her. the children were sleeping upstairs, he was their father, she was his wife. she asked him to leave, he wanted to stay.
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“Our jobs all went to China!” “Immigrants are stealing our jobs!” “There are no more quality jobs!” I\'ve read dozens of books on the economy, yet no one book had addressed the shift of the economy to the ser
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I love to hear the voices of childrenthe sweet, melodious voices of children.
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February 10th 1870; The YWCA is founded in New York City. The World YWCA is the umbrella organization of the global network of the YWCA, a movement of women working for social and economic change around the world. It advocates for young women
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February 10th 1962; American spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers freed from prison in the Soviet Union in exchange for a Russian spy jailed in the US. Gary Powers were sentenced to 10 years in a Soviet prison after his U-2 plane was shot down o
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10th February, 1964; Bob Dylan releases \"The Times They Are a-Changin\" his 3rd album, by Columbia Records. The album is seen as a protest album featuring songs about issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track was one o
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Investigator Alvarez looked earnestly over his paper coffee cup at the Young Journalist across the table from him and said, “Yep, I remember Ed Averill. He was that lunatic that robbed that Prosperity Bank in North West Austin back in 201
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Last night I had a dream that I was at a bar in Algeria and met two American expats, a man and a woman and those we had a long chat about this fascinating country. This of course was a dream, because chances are, you will probably never have ca
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On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (USA), William G Morgan, a YMCA physical e
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February 9th 1950; United States Senator Joe McCarthy accused more than 200 staff in the State Department of being members of the Communist Party. He made the startling allegation in a public speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, saying the State Departme
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You basically have workers demanding high wages and high business real estate prices. This means a lot of times companies can\'t sell low-tech products but have to sell high-tech products for higher profit margins. High-tech products cost more
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We know that they are thereLurking in their secret passageways,Hooting high frequencies through their lair.
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February 8th 1952; Princess Elizabeth formally proclaimed herself Queen and Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith. Lords of the Council - numbering 150 - representatives from the Commonwealth, officials from the City of London - including
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“Alright, Alma May, ‘fess up. What has got you all upset, girl ? Come on, spill the beans, and let’s get on with the rest of our shopping spree.”“Thelma Lou, I am not White enough !” Alma
 A tale of organized crime A tale of organized crime by Joseph Gatt
President Trump wants to build a wall to limit the inflow of organized criminals to the United States from the Southern border. In this article I will share anecdotes about organized crime. I remember a restaurant opening n
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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February 7th 1974; a little-known group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) said its members are responsible for kidnapping the 19-year-old newspaper heiress, Patty Hearst, in California. The group sent a letter to a radio station in Be
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 Urban Symphony Urban Symphony by Nikos Laios
I sat on the quay With hot fish and chips
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Relations between Israel and the Arab world are like a 10,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. I will give you pieces of the puzzle with lots of pieces missing. Of course, if you invite me to give a talk on the issue I\'d be pleased, but then perhaps some
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February 6th 1983; war criminal and former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie arrived in France to stand trial for crimes committed 37 years ago. The 69-year-old, known as the \'Butcher of Lyon\', was behind the deaths of more than 4,000 Jews, man
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In an Alternate World of  very smokey and irritantly reflective Smoke-and-Mirrors........“Oh, I really like all of our Private Meetings with no one from America in the room, but you, and I. I am so proud
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There are two ways to speak a language. To claim to speak it and to actually speak it. In Korea, I met several non-Koreans who claimed to speak Korean. When I decided to test them and to switch to Korean, they would gently switch back to Englis
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Incessant Stomachs By Kaduka Fabian The soil they plod on is putrescenceTheir actions malodorousImpaired integrity
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Hans Rudolf \'Ruedi\' Giger, born in Chur, Grisons Canton, Switzerland, 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014, is a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer, who won an Academy A
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On February 5, 1988, two federal grand juries in Florida announce indictments of Panama military strongman General Manuel Antonio Noriega and 16 associates on drug smuggling and money laundering charges. Noriega, the de facto dictator of Panama
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Next to me is my grey shadowthe one that falls into a shadeand holds a candle when it rains.its borrowed soul is from my ownbut I never told it what to perform.instead it hide
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Speaking French was once a must in international diplomacy. The main reason is that up until the late 70s or early 80s French was as important as English when it came to scientific literature. In a pre-computer world era, all matters pertaining
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4th of February. Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 mi
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“I don’t see why you can’t write a book. I’m proud of you.” She caressed his back. \"I’m your Alba remember. You can make words do anything. You charmed the pants off of me.”
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Korean thinkers are not celebrated and tend to be anonymous. Furthermore there is a strict hierarchy among Korean scholars meaning there is often very little room for debate, and papers rarely contradict other papers. So here I won\'t be discussing any
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“Peggy Joy, I have some bad news, and a heartfelt Apology to give you,” Teresa Lynn said sadly.“Yes,” Peggy Joy said with surprise.“Pete accidentally ran ov
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When I was in a relationship with a Korean woman, I would often complain to my Korean friends about the way the relationship was heading. We had no future plans, she was taking too many risks for my taste, she avoided one-on-one conversation at
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Message of Solidarity sent to Health Workers in VenezuelaBy the World Medical Association.
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February 2nd 1943; the last German troops in the Soviet city of Stalingrad surrender to the Red Army, ending one of the pivotal battles of World War II. The Battle of Stalingrad turned the tide in the war between Germany and the Soviet Union. G
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On February 1, 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran in triumph after 15 years of exile. The shah and his family had fled the country two weeks before, and jubilant Iranian revolutionaries were eager to establish a fundamentalist Islamic
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We go back to timelessness to seasonsBack to
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I will discuss the difficulties surrounding the establishment of a viable peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians. I will then discuss what the peace plan should contain, in my opinion. Difficulties establishing a pe
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January 31st; Phillip Glass, a vital force in postmodern music, is born in Baltimore, Maryland, on this day in 1937.
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January 30th 1948; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi\'s Vaishnava mother was d
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Koreans mistakenly believe that Jewish educational success secrets lie in the Talmud, or in a yeshiva learning system called “chaverut” where two students pair up to discuss passages of the Talmud. This shows ho
 Berserk Alert! #125 by Tony Zuvela
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January 29th 1962; Peter, Paul and Mary didn\'t revolutionize folk music the way
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“Hello ! Who’s doin’ all of that hollerin’ down there ?” MAGA Mike yelled down the Hole in the ground.“It’s me ! Your local Federal Worker ! Thank heavens, SomeBody finally heard me
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My window sill proudly displaysA grove of tomato plantsThat we
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The complete guide to recognizing a narcissistic pervert. -They tend to be outgoing, make it sound like they have a lot of friends. They tend to have money and a variety of skills, and tend to know how to make themselves us
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I am aware of the numerous wars and inter-tribal disputes which occurred for thousands of years before European settlers arrived in what is now the continental United States. I am also aware of the many Native American practices that make mode
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January 28th 1813; Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdo
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January 28th 1873; on this day, French author Colette (born Sidonie-Gab
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One of the true lessons I learned from RD Laing was to observe each person and entity from more than one perspective.  Life is dynamic and in one sense or another every encounter is in process and how we approach a presence initiates openn
 Don't tell Don't tell by Abigail George
(for my father, Vincent and Mikale)    Leonard
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WMA condems use of lethal force against Sudanese physicians and protestersBy World Medical Association The World Medical Association has condemned in the strongest te
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January 27th 1945; The Red Army liberated the Nazis\' biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz in south-western Poland. According to reports, hundreds of thousands of Polish people, as well as Jews from a number of other European countries, have
 Remains of BrexitRemains of Brexit by Thanos Kalamidas
 The Fedora Kid by Richard Stanford
He took dead aim naturally without thinking about it under the bright sunlight, withou
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 Berserk Alert! #187 by Tony Zuvela
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 India becomes a republic by The Ovi Team
January 26th 1950; the independent republic of India is officially born on that day, after nearly 100 years of British rule. A public holiday was declared throughout the country, and millions of people celebrated with processions and ceremonies
 The Ignorant Wise ManThe Ignorant Wise Man by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
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 Walk & talk 901Walk & talk 901 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 First Winter Olympics by The Ovi Team
On January 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics take off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski jump and bobsled as well as 12 other events involving a total of six sports. The \"International Winter Sports
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 GOP opportunist profiteering GOP opportunist profiteering by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Winston Churchill dies by The Ovi Team
January 24th 1965; Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 with his wife Lady Clementine Churchill and other members of the family at his bedside. He suffered a stroke 15 days before and gradually slipped into a deep sleep from which he never awake
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January 24th 2012. On the day film lovers around the globe tuned in to find out this year\'s Oscar contenders, the world of cinema mourned the loss of one of its most respected figures. Greek award-winning film director Theo Angelopoulos died T
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Ethel opened her front door and sighed with relief. “Maybelle.”“Ethel“ Maybelle said as she entered her long time Friend’s Home.
 All In good UseAll In good Use by Saloni Kaul
All In good UseLazy for long to hints obtuse,Steeped in slush slippery lubricities ,Idling away long days equally lax lethargic,
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Cold In Their EnclaveThis time I hark after a distant soundDusting tall statuettes of gold.I trace the songline to the edge of the mound
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23rd January, 1922: The first injection of Insulin (called isletin originally) on Leonard Thompson, a
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In all the parks in all the worldThe old men sitAnd feed the birds.
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When I started out as a journalist, a hundred years ago, I did every mistake a journalist could make. Over the years I learned the craft still make the occasional mistake, but I can handle the job. People who get started in
 Worming 905Worming 905 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Queen Victoria dies by The Ovi Team
The death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901, ends an era in which most of her British subjects know no other monarch. Her 63-year reign, the longest in British history, saw the growth of an empire on which the sun never set. Victoria restored digni
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 Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian AgentSpy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 El Greco SkyEl Greco Sky by Nikos Laios
The dark sky rumbledAnd the landscape Lit up dramatically Like an El GrecoPainting, wild And vivid With st
 The universe is not flatThe universe is not flat by Joseph Gatt
For reasons of practicality, the physical description of the universe we often have is one represented in landscape format describing the solar system. This description is often misleading, as many astrophysicists tend to believe that galaxies
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It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Congressman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, first introduced legislation for a commemorative holiday four days after King was assassinated in 1968. After the bill be
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 Tehran frees US hostages by The Ovi Team
January 21st 1981; The 52 American hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran for more than 14 months arrived in West Germany on their way home to the United States. The former diplomats and embassy staff stepped from the plane onto the tarmac a
 Don DeLillo's White Noise by The Ovi Team
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“Where were you when I needed your protection,” asks the blasted flower. “Instead of pr
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Just a bit of Levity…..but, then again, maybe not…..
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 John F Kennedy sworn in as US president by The Ovi Team
January 20 1961; The Democrat John F Kennedy was sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States. The 43-year-old Roman Catholic was inaugurated as the 35th president on a snow-covered Capitol Hill in Washington. He takes o
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(for Ambronese)    There was a home and a family that belonged to her. Fragments in a diary. You’ve
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Some companies make you spend hundreds of dollars, pretending to teach you how to become a better person. Here I will give you tips, absolutely free, on how to become an alpha person. A lot of literature uses the phrase
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 The Master Builder by The Ovi Team
January 19th 1893; Henrik Ibsen\'s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin. The play was first performed at the Lessing Theatre, Berlin, with Emanuel Reicher as Solness. It opened at the Trafalgar Theatre, London on
 Indira Gandhi by The Ovi Team
January 19th 1966; Indira Gandhi, only daughter of India\'s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became the country\'s next leader. She was chosen at the end of a bitter leadership battle with former finance minister Morarji Desai. Following
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CrusoeI ride on the waves of their lies and tell how vicious men master vain manners for a piece of unhallowed bread.I ride on the waves of their rumours and belch at the ridiculous riddles of
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 Stranger by Katerina Charisi
 AntySaurus Prick 904AntySaurus Prick 904 by Thanos Kalamidas
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January 18th 1919 in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Leaders of the victorious Allied powers--France, Great
 A.A. Milne by The Ovi Team
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 A Brexit standoff by Thanos Kalamidas
 Fatherhood by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
Sit there on the sofa, in front of the screen. Baseball, basketball, football, hockey, drag racing — men\'s business.Everything at hand: beer, pretzels, sandwiches, pota
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January 17 1991; The Gulf War Allies send hundreds of planes on bombing raids into Iraq, at the start of Operation Desert Storm. The American, British, French, Saudi and Kuwaiti aircraft took off at 2330 GMT. Their bombs were aimed at military
 Popeye by The Ovi Team
January 17th 1929; Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip. Popeye the Sailor Man is a fictional hero notable for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well a
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Signs of a destructive relationship, at the workplace or within a couple. At the workplace -If you feel that you are “not understood” at the workplace, you are probably dealing with “narcissist
 Volcanic by Jan Sand
Poetry from meIs not written,It erupts.From fea
 Trump's Shutdown is an Intentional Attack on the Federal Government by George Cassidy Payne
Let\'s get real. Trump does not care about the federal government. He only cares about his ego and his ego\'s brand. When will the mainstream media start reporting the real story about why Trump is willing to stop the federal government from do
 Berserk Alert! #147 by Tony Zuvela
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 Benny Goodman in Carnegie Hall by The Ovi Team
 Dances of Disinformation: The Partisan Politics of the Integrity Initiative by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Stringfellow Barr; Joining the Human Race by Rene Wadlow
 Dupenews: Trump finds insulting the accusation that he has ever worked by Theodore K. Nasos
 Worming 904 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Hill Street Blues begins by The Ovi Team
January 15th 1981; Hill Street Blues, television\'s landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC. When Hill Street Blues first appeared, the police show had pretty much been given up for dead. Critics savaged stodgy and moralistic melodramas,
 Albert Schweitzer: Respect for Life Against Nuclear Death by Rene Wadlow
 The Bygone Years by Nikos Laios
The matches spiltOnto the floor As the girl str
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January 14th, on this day in 1894, Joseph Conrad returns to London to settle down after a long career at sea. There, he begins rewriting a story he had been working on during his travels, which becomes his first novel, Almayer\'s Folly.
 Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio by The Ovi Team
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The length of my life has transported me to an area of personal survival in which I am in an extended quest for discovering why and what I am doing here. What is currently valuable to me and what registers as meaningless. In my life, I have exp
 The painted birds by Abigail George
(for Ambronese)    I’m helpless. She knows this and tells me     to forget this place of weeping and change.    She’s an
 Gabon and Coup Mania by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 AntySaurus Prick 903 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Writers' strike by The Ovi Team
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January 13th 1993; American, British and French fighter jets carried out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq. The Iraqis have repeatedly breached the \"no-fly zone\" set up after the Gulf War - which began almost two years ago - and ma
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 Ice Matters: A Meditation on Snow by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Creed by David Sparenberg
There is no bloodon my hands;no blood-lust in my heart.
 Berserk Alert! #086 by Tony Zuvela
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 Soviet forces break the siege of Leningrad by The Ovi Team
January 12 1943; Soviet troops create a breach in the German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted for a year and a half. The Soviet forces punched a hole in the siege, which ruptured the German encirclement and allowed for more supplies to come
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January 12th 1876; On this day, Jack London, the illegitimate son of an astrolog
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 Oaked Fires in Serbia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Worming 903 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Stalin deports Trotsky by The Ovi Team
January 11th 1928; Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He lived there in internal exile for a year bef
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Nikos Kavvadias born in January 11, 1910 and he was a poet and writer; current
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Notes, in no particular order, on the upcoming Israeli elections. -First of all, politics is no longer an attractive trade in Israel. In Israel as in many other countries, people want big careers in the private sector, want
 Fake reality through lies by Thanos Kalamidas
 Berserk Alert! #170 by Tony Zuvela
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 The League of Nations by The Ovi Team
On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations formally comes into being when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, takes effect. In 1914, a political assassination in Sarajevo set off a chain of events that led to
 Dashiell Hammett by The Ovi Team
 Kathakali by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
 The Stroll by Nikos Laios
The BreezeMoved through The red velvetCurtains amongst The marbled columns,With tropical plants  Shimmering under
 The door by Katerina Charisi
 AntySaurus Prick 902 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 iPhone birthdayiPhone birthday by The Ovi Team
January 9th, On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iP
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January 9th 1965; James Bond movie \"Goldfinger,\" driving an Aston Martin Silver Birch DB5 sports car premiers. Aston Martins would go on to appear in a number of other Bond films. Aston Martin\'s roots date back to 1913, when Robert Bamford a
 Fear of the Darkening Skin of..... by Leah Sellers
Fear of the Darkening of Skin within America (or AnyWhere else for that matter) is ridiculous.Mother Earth is heating up. Depending upon the effects/affects of the trash-chemicals we have thrust into her Living-Dying Ocea
 Transition by Jan Sand
One must integrateWith dirt, with dust,With flakin
 Biting into Apple: The Giant's Revenues Fall by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #060 by Tony Zuvela
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 Randolph Hearst stops Citizen KaneRandolph Hearst stops Citizen Kane by The Ovi Team
January 8th, one of Hollywood’s most famous clashes of the titans - an ups
 Hearst Vs Citizen Kane by The Ovi Team
January 8th 1941; one of Hollywood’s most famous clashes of the titans--an upstart “boy genius” filmmaker versus a furious 76-year-old newspaper tycoon--heats up on this day in 1941, when William Randolph Hearst forbids any of
 Twinning Europe and Asia in Cyberspace by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 Dupenews: Me Wall, You Criminal by Theodore K. Nasos
 Worming 902 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Truman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bomb by The Ovi Team
January 7th 1953; in his final State of the Union address before Congress, President Harry S. Truman tells the world that that the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. It was just three years earlier on January 31, 1950, that Truman pub
 Zora NealeZora Neale by The Ovi Team
January 7th, on this day in 1891, Zora Neale Hurston, novelist and folklorist, is born in Eatonville, Fla. Although at the time of her death in 1960, Hurston had published more books than any other black woman in America, she was unable to capt
 Kahlil Gibran: The Forerunner by Rene Wadlow
 I'll bring it by Joseph Gatt
Finish this wit livingI\'ll shift this dimwit twistLight this brisk, gi
 Walking away by Katerina Charisi
 Plumber by Paul Woods
You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: Insertbrainherecomic For more from
 World day for War orphans by The Ovi Team
Usually we say that one picture says more than a thousand words. Unfortunately when it comes to war orphans there are thousands of pictures and all of them leave us …speechless!!
 Nurmi breaks two world records by The Ovi Team
January 6th 1925; Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi steps up to the starting line in New York\'s Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. appearance. Anticipation for the moment had been building steadily since Nurmi\'s arrival in America
 Being Mindful and Getting Focused in a Hyper-Connected World by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Dupenews: Trump: if Mexico won't pay salaries, shutdown to last for years by Theodore K. Nasos
 AntySaurus Prick 901 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Prague Spring begins by The Ovi Team
January 5th 1968; Antonin Novotny, the Stalinist ruler of Czechoslovakia, is succeeded as first secretary by Alexander Dubcek, a Slovak who supports liberal reforms. In the first few months of his rule, Dubcek introduced a series of far-reachin
 Dreyfus Affair by The Ovi Team
 The Hand that Won't Sign the Paper: Adani's Stalling Project by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Slow hands finding the car keys by Abigail George
(for dad)        The subtle signs of
 Like and Share by Katerina Charisi
Like and Share and win this
 More Berserk Alert! #268 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 Jacob GrimmJacob Grimm by The Ovi Team
January 4th 1785; on this day, the older of the two Grimm brothers, Jacob, is
 Let's Build a Nation Based On..... by Leah Sellers
Heck, yeah ! Let’s Build a Nation Based on all of our Hatreds and Fears !Our Bigotries, Dis-criminations, Re-criminations, Oppressions, Deflections, Repressions, Suppressions and Internal Hesitations !
 John Sand, Born Drelich, 1890-1973 by Jan Sand
My father took a while to die.I spent six months with him to seeIf I could help him through his misery.But, the effort’s hard to satisfy.The work
 Brexit Armageddon by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 No Climate Change without a generational interval by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Leonardo's flying machines by The Ovi Team
3rd of January 1496, Leonardo da Vinci tried for the first time unsuccessfully unfortunately to fly with one of the flying machines that had become his passion for long time. So that makes a great chance to remember the unbelievable creations o
 Noriega surrenders to U.S. by The Ovi Team
January 3rd 1990; Panama\'s General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. Noriega was flown to Miami the following day
 Lick Observatory by The Ovi Team
January 3rd 1888; the refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
 I and THOU by David Sparenberg
I open my mind; we share our thoughts.  I open my mouth; we share our words. I open my heart; we share our human feelings of life.  I open my soul: here I am in the dynamic of becoming.  Before me is who you are, metamorphic in t
 Nine Circles by Nikos Laios
Nine Circles The city Bathed in red In the dark night,And a million desolate Souls sat in their living roomsWatching televisi
 A review of Shlomo Sand's books by Joseph Gatt
A few notes, in no particular order. Reactions after reading Shlomo Sand\'s “the invention of the Jewish people” and “the invention of the land of Israel.” -Both books are approximately 300 pages and
 Worming 901 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 A refusal to a loyalty oathA refusal to a loyalty oath by The Ovi Team
January 2nd 1962. The Weavers, one of the most significant popular-music groups of
 Accounting and predicting by Thanos Kalamidas
 When time expires by Bohdan Yuri
Our journey wanders in lost shadows,Seeking dreams of ancient hallows.  We move along without much qualm ,waiting our turn, standing in the dark. While a brand
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for January 2019 by Manish Kumar Arora
 Looking Ahead to 2019 by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Saying Happy New Year by The Ovi Team
Voorspoedige nuwe jaarKul \'am wa antum bikhair
 The top New Year resolutions by The Ovi Team
New Year’s resolutions are not a new tradition but obviously resolutions change with th
 New Year's Day by The Ovi Team
 Painting With Fire by Leah Sellers
My Friend, Tom, and I are Working together on a Tiny House.An Empty Shell with Windows and a Door.I Know Tom to be a Pragmatist. A Skilled Craftsman. A Builder of Houses.
 You're good at those things by Abigail George
You\'re good at those things(for Ambronese and Voldi)Rapture is the son of Johannesburg.    The same way that Prague is  
 Tell them, passer-by... by Gordana Mudri
 Walk & talk 825 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 It is New Year's Eve by The Ovi Team
The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year\'s Eve, \"Auld Lang Syne\" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. Burns transcribed it (and m
 New Year's Eve by The Ovi Team
New Year eve and every different nation have its unique traditions that often have survived through time, invaders and changes. So here some of them from different places around the world. France: Jour Des Étrennes. Th
 Afghanistan and Russia: Still Searching for Appropriate Structures of Governance by Rene Wadlow
 The jester rests by Joseph Gatt
Tell them never ever let her test meShe sees me cheer her Then sh
 Dupenews: Trump's New Year resolution by Theodore K. Nasos
 Berserk Alert! #210 by Tony Zuvela
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 Led Zeppelin live by The Ovi Team
 Grigori Rasputin by The Ovi Team
 Led Zeppelin captured live by The Ovi Team
 Orban's Latest Dance by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Zen Garden by David Sparenberg
Within discipline to become:personwithin person
 Signs that they are cheating by Joseph Gatt
The signs you partner is cheating on you are never 100% clear. Each individual has different ways of being faithful or unfaithful. But here are some signs, the kind of signs you won\'t find in other literature. -Does your p
 Worming 806 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by The Ovi Team
 'Isa (AS) in the Qur'an by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Coyote Whisperer by Virginia Maria Romero
Coyote WhispererIn a moment of absolute abandon...warmth from the sun’s first rays             
 Helsinginkatu 10, The Medium - 01 by Thanos Kalamidas
 Why Doctors Need To Join The Fight Against Climate Change by Ovi Magazine Guest
Why Doctors Need To Join The Fight Against Climate ChangeBy World Medical Association Reversing climate change could be the greatest health accomplishment of the 21st
 The Gulag Archipelago published by The Ovi Team
December 28th 1983; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn\'s \"literary investigation\" of the police-state system in the Soviet Union, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, is published in the original Russian in Paris. The book was the first of the three-volume
 A Couple of Thoughts by Jan Sand
 A City Remembers by Nikos Laios
The cobblestonesGlistened with rain And the streets were silent,Flanked by neo-classicalBuildings cold and desolateIn the darknes
 Cultural notes on the French by Joseph Gatt
Every French man or women are an entire world to themselves. But here are some cultural notes on the French in general. -We in the US tend to be a happy bunch who are rather hard to irritate. The French on the other hand ar
 Santa by Alex Vannini
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 Benazir Bhutto assassinated by The Ovi Team
December 27th 2007; Benazir Bhutto, a former Pakistani prime minister and the first democratically elected female leader of a Muslim country, is assassinated at age 54 in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. A polarizing figure at home and abroad, Bhutto
 Peter Pan by The Ovi Team
 How to find out if someone has feelings for you by Joseph Gatt
There are four six words to find out if someone has feelings for you: active seduction, passive seduction, active presence, passive presence, active communication, passive communication. Active seduction: If they have feeli
 When love is not enough by Abigail George
When love is not enough(for Ambronese)    A thousand-people loving me could     not undo the onion-layers of damage  
 Unfinished deals by Katerina Charisi
You know what? I hate you man. I hate you because you rushed in my life at your will and made me forget how it was life before you. You gave my life so color and ligh
 Tear Gassing Children is a Crime Against Humanity by George Cassidy Payne
 Boxing Day by The Ovi Team
Boxing Day is a public holiday occurring on the 26th of December. The exact etymology of the term \"boxing\" is unclear and there are several competing theories, none of which is definitive. The tradition has long included giving money and othe
 The Misuses of History: The Christmas 1914 Truce by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Ho-ho-ho by Thanos Kalamidas
 Christmas in Paris by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
Christmas in ParisI.When mother died, she got to think about her father,This man she never knew.All she knew was t
 Crisbus 2018 by Patrick McWade
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 Worming 805 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Christmas party games by The Ovi Team
It\'s Christmas and most will have people art home including a lot of kids. So here some games for the Christmas party. Stocking Stouffer SurpriseThis is an easy game to adapt for any age. The preparations are s
 Syria: The Power of Positive Thinking but not the End of the Story by Rene Wadlow
 An Eagle Amongst Blackbird Dance and Song by Leah Sellers
Today, while Walking my Canine Friend, ZellaWe simultaneously, stopped and stoodTaut and Alert
 A mathematical problem by Joseph Gatt
 Smioling Snowman by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 Christmas carols by The Ovi Team
Carols composed centuries ago, connected not only with Christmas but with our childhood. Two of the most popular and most translated Christmas carols are “O Christmas Tree” and naturally the “Silent Night.” So Ovi team j
 Christmas Traditions in Greece by The Ovi Team
St. Nicholas is important in Greece as the patron saint of sailors. According to Greek tradition, his clothes are drenched with brine, his beard drips with seawater, and his face is covered with perspiration because he has been working hard aga
 Moon Morphs by David Sparenberg
Moonlight is not only white. If She Who Watches weeps, looking out on this conflicted Earth, are Moon’s tear
 Part man part tramp by Joseph Gatt
At a shack, call that a pad Grab a stall and sag Watch TV at a
 Agreed Rules, COP24 and Climate Change Protest by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Worming 804 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Chuck Berry arrested by The Ovi Team
 May Days in Britain by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The last father by Amir Khatib
The last fatherI drew my face on a plate of paperI play with him in that disguised ambushEveryone wears his face hereIt\'s a party for adults
 Other cultural notes on Arabs and Persians by Joseph Gatt
More cultural notes on Arabs and Persians. -Reinventing themselves: one thing I\'ve noticed about Arabs or Persians is that given the opportunity, they will reinvent themselves. I\'ve had Arabs claim they were from the roya
 Mackinder's Heartland vs. Rimeland by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Fifth Symphony by The Ovi Team
 Cultural perspective on arrest of Carlos Ghosn by Joseph Gatt
Culture is not every thing, but helps explain a lot of things. Here are some cultural interpretations on the arrest of Carlos Ghosn in Japan. -In most Western countries, a company leader is expected to keep sales up and kee
 The Traveller by Nikos Laios
The Traveller  I shall always Be a traveller;I shall wait at Airports And train stationsAnd bus
 Scattered tribe by Gordana Mudri
 On the Edge by Gordana Mudri
 Hang Out by Patrick McWade
For more or the Moment, HERE!
 Flight 103 explodes over Scotland by The Ovi Team
December 21st 1988; Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cas
 Margret Rey by The Ovi Team
 Happy 14th birthday, Ovi by Asa Butcher
Who in their right mind would decide to launch a new website just days before Christmas? Yes, the answer to that question is obviously Thanos, John and I, although I forget who made the final decisi
 Back then ...fourteen years now by Thanos Kalamidas
 The Numbers Game by Jan Sand
The numbersOne and two and three,Small steps towards infinity,Where imagination crashesAnd the universe falls to ashes.They have
 Happy 14th by The Ovi Team
 
 International Human Solidarity DayInternational Human Solidarity Day by The Ovi Team
December 20th. The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one
 Can we punish the hate provocateurs for the genocide of the Rohingya? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Despair by Abigail George
Despair (a diary entry)My breath is caught inthe downward arch ofthe wave’s-length. I feel smotheredby the wise heat of the
 Tumblr and the Cult of the Safe by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Worming 803 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE! F
 United Nations Day for South-South CooperationUnited Nations Day for South-South Cooperation by The Ovi Team
December 19th. South-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pur
 Migration in a Globalized World Economy by Rene Wadlow
 Saddle over the Horse of Memory by Moustafa Al Yassin
Still it is, mixing the first lines the father has been drawing over the white paperDescribing the first horse my eyes has ever seenBut that horse was running away
 Different types of scams by Joseph Gatt
 International Migrants DayInternational Migrants Day by The Ovi Team
December 18th. On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopte
 George H.W. Bush: A Legacy of Honor and Hypocrisy by George Cassidy Payne
 The Kosovo Blunder: Moves Towards a Standing Army by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 In the Slum by Shola Balogun
In the SlumDeep down in the slum,There is more sacred baptism in silent doctrines.Invading fears are ripen nightmares.They keep you bellow the pool of debris to keep you a
 Lipogram on my political convictions by Joseph Gatt
I am a nationalist, right-wing, labor Zionist. I find labor unionizing important. But I also find patriotism and nationalism important. I thinking working for you and your country is important, as much as I think loving your country is importan
 Freedom, Sovereign Debt, Generational Accounting and other Myths by Ovi Magazine Guest
 The first fly by The Ovi Team
 Rob by Abigail George
 Shenabu by Virginia Maria Romero
Shenabu In the name of Peace,humanity spills it’s blood across the land… In the name of Peace,we send our children to fight unHoly wars..In the name
 William Blum: Anti-Imperial Advocate by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Worming 802 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE! For more Ovi Carto
 Jane AustenJane Austen by The Ovi Team
December 16th, English novelist Jane Austen is born on this day in 1775, t
 The dance of Zalongo by The Ovi Team
The term Dance of Zalongo (Greek: Χορός του Ζαλόγγου Horós tou Zalóngou) refers to an event in Greek history, and to a popular dance song commemorating this event
 Conservatives flirting Nazis in Greece by Thanos Kalamidas
 Yesterdays & Tomorrows by Nikos Laios
Yesterdays & Tomorrows  The moments Are fleeting:The morning sunDancing on closed
 10 ways to fix unemployment in South Korea by Joseph Gatt
 Cold Outside by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Schindler's List by The Ovi Team
 Eichmann sentenced to die by The Ovi Team
December 15th 1961; In Tel Aviv, Israel, Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi SS officer who organized Adolf Hitler\'s \"final solution of the Jewish question,\" is condemned to death by an Israeli war crimes tribunal.Eichmann was born
 The Pushkin House by The Ovi Team
December 15th 1905; The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin.The Pushkin House is the familiar name of the Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg.
 Be Offensive and Be Damned: The Cases of Peter Ridd and Tim Anderson by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 10 things to fix unemployment in Arab states by Joseph Gatt
 Nice Try by Bohdan Yuri
Nice TryA thousand eyes inside my mindA thousand ways to commit suicideMy problem lies not in the crimeIt’s to choose which road to rid
 Started to feed her children now she feeds a communisty by Ovi Magazine Guest
 International Day for Older PersonsInternational Day for Older Persons by The Ovi Team
On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 Oc
 The birth of quantum theoryThe birth of quantum theory by The Ovi Team
December 14th 1900; German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbre
 Memes by Jan Sand
Way back when our prime common forbear lounged in a tide pool of tepid water, this blob of snot became upset by the windy to and fro that whacked it repeatedly and decided to hang onto a good sized pebble to fend off whatever dizziness it was c
 Exhuming Franco: Spain's Immemorial Divisions by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 MeToo Santa by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again, HERE!
 World Violin DayWorld Violin Day by The Ovi Team
World Violin day is celebrated on 13th of December every year. Just twelve days before
 Saddam Hussein captured by The Ovi Team
December 13th 2003; after spending nine months on the run, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured on this day in 2003. Saddam\'s downfall began on March 20, 2003, when the United States led an invasion force into Iraq to topple his go
 Seventy Years of Aspiration: Rights Charters and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Give Us Leaders Who have Suffered...... by Leah Sellers
Yes, Give us Leaders who have SufferedAnd OverComeThe Darkness Outside and Inside ThemSelves
 Dating French men and women by Joseph Gatt
A man or a woman is an entire world to itself, but here are a few generalizations about dating French men and women. Dating French women -Going on dates is not common in France. What French wome
 Worming 801 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE!
 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by The Ovi Team
December 12th 1967; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a groundbreaking movie about an interracial romantic relationship starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton, opens in theatres.
 Ravi Shankar diesRavi Shankar dies by The Ovi Team
December 12th 2012. Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar has died in a hospital in the US, aged 92. His family said he had been admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego last week, but had failed to recover fully from surgery. Shankar
 Love-Bird of Sanity by David Sparenberg
We are praisers of Earth.  But we have become killers.  We are celebrants of Creation. But we have become destroyers.  We are givers and our gifts are treasures of memory.  Yet we have become hoarders of forgetfulness, consu
 Cultural notes on Israel by Joseph Gatt
Cultural notes on Israel, in no particular order. -Israelis all have ancestors who came from somewhere around the world. Stereotypes do not play a significant role. Israelis are used to seeing people from all over and enjoy
 Dupenews: Trump is looking candidates for a new show: "Chief of Staffs" by Theodore K. Nasos
 How Bad Can Freezing by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Hitler and Mussolini declare war on US by The Ovi Team
December 11th 1941; Germany and Italy have announced they are at war with the United States. America immediately responded by declaring war on the two Axis powers. Three days before, US President Franklin Roosevelt announced America was at war
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December 11th; International Mountain Day. On the occasion of the 10th anniversa
 The Lasting Traumas of Violence by Rene Wadlow
 First Arab Artists' exhibition in Helsinki by Ovi Magazine Guest
 There are some days... by Katerina Charisi
There are these speechless days, that I don’t even hear my own voice in my head. There are these invisible days that I catch myself wonder
 Human Rights DayHuman Rights Day by The Ovi Team
December 10th, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.
 International Animal Rights Day by The Ovi Team
December 10th. Sometimes we forget that humans are not the only animals on this planet with rights and ironically the international day for the animal\'s rights is exactly the same day with the International day for the Human Rights!!!
 First Nobel Prizes by The Ovi Team
December 10th 1901; the first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of
 The Universal declaration of Human Rights The Universal declaration of Human Rights by The Ovi Team
PREAMBLEWhereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and
 The Security Derangement Complex: Technology Companies and Australia's Anti-Encryption Law by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The loss of a beautiful mind. For Larry by Thanos Kalamidas
 Blind Politics by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
 International Anti Corruption DayInternational Anti Corruption Day by The Ovi Team
December 9th. Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon tha
 Intifada begins by The Ovi Team
December 9th 1987; in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, the first riots of the Palestinian intifada, or \"shaking off\" in Arabic, begin one day after an Israeli truck crashed into a station wagon carrying Palestinian workers in the Jabalya refu
 Yemen: Humanitarian Relief: Necessary First Steps on a Long Road of Reconciliation by Rene Wadlow
 Sunrise and Sunset by Nikos Laios
I can feel the Blues coming On oozing;Fluid blues like a Sweet bourbon Flowing over Cracking ice
 Cultural notes on Arab countries and Persians by Joseph Gatt
Cultural notes on Arab people and Persians, in no particular order. -A lot of Arabs and Persians don\'t have the desire to be loved but have the desire to be feared. Let me explain. -When trying to date men or w
 The Greek Express #95 by Thanos Raftopoulos
For more The Greek Express, HERE! For mor
 Bodhi Day by The Ovi Team
Bodhi Day, traditionally the 8th day of the 12th lunar month, has been observed on December 8 in Japan since the Meiji Restoration (1862-1869). It is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni or Siddh
 John Lennon shot dead by The Ovi Team
December 8th 1980; Singer John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside his apartment building in New York City. After committing the murder, Chapman waited calmly outside, reading a copy of The Catcher in the Rye. Chapman was a
 Cultural notes on Korea by Joseph Gatt
Cultural notes on South Korea, in no particular order. -Korea has a rigidly stratified social order. Your age, the ranking of the university you went to, the ranking of the company you work for, your financial assets and yo
 J-3 by Jan Sand
To sit remote,In the middle of the skyWithin a flimsy rigOf canvas and steel pipe.Icy air smokes between my feetLike dragon
 In Contempt of Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Teargassed & Shot at by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again, HERE! For more Ovi
 Pearl Harbor bombed by The Ovi Team
December 7th 1941; at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the
 International Civil Aviation DayInternational Civil Aviation Day by The Ovi Team
December 7th is the International Civil Aviation Day. On the occasion of its 50th an
 The Murderer's High-Five 'Let None Who Oppose Us Stay Alive'! by Leah Sellers
“Oh, Vlad, my friend. We are making Bully Boy Autocratic History ! Give me the Autocratic Bad Boy’s Murderer’s Club High Five, my Man !” MBS said with a Batman movie Joker’s Big Grin as he slapped and grabbed Putin
 Dating Korean men and women by Joseph Gatt
Every man and woman is an entire world to itself. But here are some generalizations on dating Korean men and women. Dating Korean women -Korean women are extremely status conscious and have very
 Journey into Obsolescence: The Adani Carmichael Project by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 For Want of a Plane by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 Visions by Virginia Maria Romero
VisionsSwirling and swirling        around in my head,             out fro
 Eyes Without The Prize: Stripping Aung San Suu Kyi's Awards by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 More Berserk Alert! #252 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 The Merchants of Death Today by Rene Wadlow
 A Legacy by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
A LegacyShe was beautiful, crazy and sick.She was my friend.She is hidden away now,Safe under the lid of the coffinThat wil
 Dating Arab men and women by Joseph Gatt
A man or a woman can be an entire world by themselves, but here are some generalizations on dating Arab men or women. Dating Arab women -Social status is of extreme significance. Good social sta
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A few months before the midterms, I came across a survey on Democrats.com, in which users were asked to pick their favorite potential candidate for president in 2020. Here was the breakdown:
 George H.W. Bush - the man and his legacy by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Falling by Abigail George
Falling    Our choices change the future    evolution of the universe. His    body is heaven’s plateau. A cold
 George H.W. Bush: Cold War Ends and New World Orders by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Bleak See on the Black Sea by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 If by David Sparenberg
IfIf you are trulya daughterif you are truly
 Dupenews: Cohen, the new US Ambassador to Russia! by Theodore K. Nasos
 What climate change? by Thanos Kalamidas
For more iMemes, HERE! For more Ovi Cartoo
 Sham marriages and scam marriages by Joseph Gatt
Almost everything you need to know about sham marriages and scam marriages. Marriage is both a social arrangement and a love affair. Love marriages can be complicated, but some marriages were never meant to last in the firs
 Mutual Decline: The Failings of Student Evaluations by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for December 2018 by Manish Kumar Arora
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 Visitors by Katerina Charisi
I had a visitor one day. One of them stood on my window sill, looking inside. For a while we were staring at each other, he on the outside, I on the inside. When I st
 Berserk Alert! #096 by Tony Zuvela
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 Bocephus, the Hound Dog's, Environmental Theory by Leah Sellers
“Excuse me, Sir, but how can you compare Human Beings to Ticks and Fleas on the back of your ‘Ole Hound dog, Bocephus? How can you do that, Uncle E.L.?”“Well, Child, Truth Be Told, there are many sim
 Red Cliffs by Nikos Laios
Red Cliffs The red cliffsThe blue swell
 Steve Bannon at Oxford by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Written Response by Patrick McWade
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 A Reminder on the Essence of Genuine Leadership by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Life SpansEvery day someone’s born,Everyday someone dies,All day long, emotions are alive,All day long, anything to survive,
 Coming Up Against Yellow Vests: Emmanuel Macron's Fuel Problem by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Nationalism and its Contradictions by George Cassidy Payne
 The Fire of Love: A Sufi Path in Islam by Rene Wadlow
 Carousel by Jan Sand
The world is whirled in SpaceAnd hurled in moving ’round the placeWhich centers on the Sun.
 Dating Israeli men and women by Joseph Gatt
 Berserk Alert! #165 by Tony Zuvela
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 Package from China: Who pays the freight? by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 Israeli-Palestinian negotiations by Joseph Gatt
 Finding the back way in by David Barger
An awkward moment arisesAs all eyes stare intentlyAt the man w
 Breeeeeeeeeeexit! by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Forgetting Jamal Khashoggi: Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia and Brute Realism by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 While watching the first snow by Abigail George
While watching the first snow(for mum who believed)   
 Reagan's last six months strike again the presidency by Thanos Kalamidas
 Trump is not a Phenomenon by George Cassidy Payne
 Betrayals by David Sparenberg
 Essaying Expression DailyEssaying Expression Daily by Saloni Kaul
How would you like to think out one beautiful dayThat in its many minuscule divisionsPlays out a myriad fable themes in grand array,Colourful in display as they take on revisi
 Dupenews: May promises to Remain Brexit! by Theodore K. Nasos
 Asylum by Patrick McWade
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 The MAGA Mad Capper by Leah Sellers
“Ethel Lou, why in the world are you wearing a face mask, and your ‘ole red MAGA Cap while you’re raking up the leaves in your front yard ?” Rose Anne asked as she crossed the street toward her friend’s home.
 Charges under Seal: US Prosecutors Get Busy With Julian Assange by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Pipe Dreams by Bohdan Yuri
Pipe DreamsLight a pipedream a lifeA pipe dreamsSo it seems…  
 More Berserk Alert! #250 by Tony Zuvela
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 In the Interest of Food by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
While around the globe we all celebrate some form of Thanksgiving, the food consumed does vary. In the U.S. we consume Turkey – usually store bought, not hunted. Bavaria sees such celebration with Beer and Bratwurst. In China, the celebra
 Cedar by David Sparenberg
In yellow-green mistlone cedar standsas cedar has
 Unnecessary Fussing: China, the United States and APEC by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Shadow by Nikos Laios
ShadowYou left the worldBut your shadow remains, The imprint that your soul Made on this world remains.
 Dupenews: Ivanka voluntarily Locks Herself Up! by Theodore K. Nasos
 Walk & talk 824 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Uneasy Future Awaits Trump and MBS by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Bug Blues by Jan Sand
I happened on an arthropod,A jointed legged fellow,
 Dupenews: Make America Rake Again by Theodore K. Nasos
Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
 More Berserk Alert! #288 by Tony Zuvela
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 Queen-Brexit is naked by Thanos Kalamidas
 Smile by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
SmileSmile at me, baby. Show those teeth of yours.
 The Jerusalem Tangle: ScoMo's Recognition Policy Stumbles by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 American Gun by David Sparenberg
Another mass shooting in America!  They are so frequent they are anticipated.  I favor stick gun control, and the application of the Second Amendment of the Constitution should be challenged as it now stands before weapons’ tech
 By Teaspoons ? By Ladle ?By Teaspoons ? By Ladle ? by Saloni Kaul
When sounds of trouble then all of a sudden soarLike pigs disgruntled squabbling in a
 The Disgruntled Former Prime Minister by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #200 by Tony Zuvela
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 Convenient Demonologies: Stopping Migrant Caravans by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 45 years by Katerina Charisi
-Married for 45 years. Have you any idea how long that is? Do you know how many lives of yours that is? Let me tell you what it means to be married for that long.
 Bread-Education-Freedom by Thanos Kalamidas
 Donetsk-Luhansk-Ukraine-Russia: Another Round in a Frozen But Deadly Struggle by Rene Wadlow
 Swimming in the deep by Nikos Laios
Swimming in the deepThe ocean sang Of memoriesSwimming in the deepUnder the blue sky And swaying palms.
 Dupenews: Queen Melaniasbeth I of USA will design her own crown jewels by Theodore K. Nasos
 Eureka: New beginnings by Joseph Gatt
I wanted to title my final Eureka piece “Eureka commits suicide” or some shock title like that. I am not suicidal, nor have I ever been. I am a dove and have no killer instincts. But “killing” Eureka would mean the end o
 Wisconsin by Abigail George
Wisconsin(for my brother and his son)    There is love here. A kind    of resurrecting. A life instinct 
 Concepts of Nonsense: Australian Soft Power by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 #freemelania 822 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Trump's Old Deal by Thanos Kalamidas
 Spelunking the Psyche by Jan Sand
All hard lines, strong shapesBright colors, make escapesTo leave remains behind closed lids.Dark sparkles, vague circles, pyramids
 Politicised Victimhood: Ukraine's Holodomor, Genocide and Intent by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 More Berserk Alert! #289 by Tony Zuvela
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 Is There a Pattern to the Challenges We Face? A New Age? by Rene Wadlow
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 Eureka: A fireside chat on qualitative economics by Joseph Gatt
A lot of times we evaluate economic progress by looking at quantitative indexes, such as GDP growth rates or unemployment rates. Some countries do rather well quantitatively, with high GDP growth rates and low unemployment rates and the like, y
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The noise of flameTouching the eyelids with the flames of the missingwhile the tears that running under there will never stop anything of the memory insideAnd the wishes and t
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Things you need to know about stardust(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    Open the door and you will find a kingdom
 Eureka: Novelty seeking vs. novelty avoidant by Joseph Gatt
 The demolition of Babri masque by Ovi Magazine Guest
 If You Become by David Sparenberg
If you become one with God, you share in the agony of God.  The agony of God is in the starvation of polar bears and masses.  In the despair of species on the brink of extinction.  And among victims and survivors of mass murder.
 ...Lost and Found by Bohdan Yuri
…Lost and FoundFound loveLost loveAgainAndAgainStill Searching……Lost and Found  
 Masquerading Reforms: The Tricks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 #freemelania 821 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Mid-Term Divisions: The Trump Take by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Transform Cinematically! Transform Cinematically! by Saloni Kaul
Transform Cinematically! Weighed down under a host of problems unresolved,A sad glow overcomes the much oppressed heart ;Contained wrapped permanant solutions solvedFloat
 Eureka: South Korea - bringing back 10% growth by Joseph Gatt
 More Berserk Alert! #287 by Tony Zuvela
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 We need a debate on immigration in Europe by Christos Mouzeviris
As with most other European countries, one of the main topics of debate in the recent Swedish general elections in September was immigration. The issue has lodged itself at the epicenter of public debate across our continent for a long time now
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Empty CellHe goes to sleep tiredAnd he wakes up tired, The city had scooped The soul out of his guts And left an empty shel
 Eureka: The language learning curriculum by Joseph Gatt
In France they focus language learning on reading. That is you read a text, and the teacher lectures you on pronunciation, grammar, synonyms, definitions, reading comprehension and at the end you get an essay question
 Walk & talk 823 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 A moderate result in a polarized country by Thanos Kalamidas
 Mistress' Farewell by Jan Sand
Have you ever seen a lady with fried chicken in her hair?Or slept with thirty seagulls in very deep despair?
 Closing Loopholes: Taxing the Digital Giants by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 WMA condems shameful move to ban doctors from working by Ovi Magazine Guest
WMA condems shameful move to ban doctors from working By the World Medical Association The World Medical Association has condemned as ‘shameful’ a new mov
 The United Nations: Challenges and Leadership by Rene Wadlow
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A woman must always keep a journal    I watch the fragments ofthe sun in the history of water.    Agriculture reminds me
 Eureka: Solving Korean problems by Joseph Gatt
 Berserk Alert! #235 by Tony Zuvela
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 The 2018 American Elections Matter by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Thanksgiving Turkey, Fried Frog Legs, Little Tin Soldiers and the Vote ! by Leah Sellers
“I am so mad !”“Why, Brenda Lea, I have never known you to be mad about anything,” her long time friend Karen said in surprise.“Well, Karen, I am soooo mad,
 Say NO to Donald Trump, the enemy of the people by Thanos Kalamidas
 Chicken Bedtime Stories by Paul Woods
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 The Invadin', Flesh Eatin' Armadillo Refugees by Leah Sellers
“Yeah, Charlie, that Brown Caravan with all of those needy Immigrants called Refugees are headin’ toward our Borders, and we still do not have that gol’ durned Trumpian Wall built, ‘cause of all of those pesky Bleedin
 Eugene Victor Debs: An Early U.S. Socialist Voice by Rene Wadlow
 Losing Users: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Problems by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 More Berserk Alert! #247 by Tony Zuvela
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 Pakistan Blasphemy Death Sentence Overturned: A One-time Event or a Trend Toward Justice? by Rene Wadlow
 World of poetry by Nikos Laios
I live in a World of poetry;The sky is poetry,The ocean is poetry,The grass, trees,Steel, cement, glass An
 Moving Right in Brazil: The Rise of Jair Bolsonaro by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 #freemelania 820 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Soviet tanks in HungarySoviet tanks in Hungary by The Ovi Team
November 4th 1956; The Soviet air force has bombed part of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, and Russian troops have poured into the city in a massive dawn offensive. At least 1,000 Soviet tanks are reported to have entered Budapest and troops d
 Angela Merkel's Last Days by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Colorful Moods by David Sparenberg
Colorful Moods(two part exercise which can also be worked into performance)1. Today I start Blue.  Not deep, melancholy blue…2. Light Blue.1. Light blue
 A reason to be proud by Katerina Charisi
All my life I was working hard to make proud everyone around me. Parents and relatives, their friends and my teachers. Trying to be the beautiful exhibit for their co
 WMA welcomes call for greater physician involvement in combating air pollution by Ovi Magazine Guest
WMA welcomes call for greater physician involvement in combating air pollutionBy World Medical Association The World Medical Association has echoed a high-powered cal
 Reform at the UN needed to stop world disorder by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Point Counterpoint: Gorgons of This WorldPoint Counterpoint: Gorgons of This World by Saloni Kaul
Three winged monsters, females serpent haired, on endEach ominous wing flap stark calling your attention,Most rhythmic, purposeful, with ‘look at me’ command;Ah, s
 Dupenews: Fox News: The caravan carries myopia virus by Theodore K. Nasos
 Berserk Alert! #47Berserk Alert! #47 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Anti-Bad-Ju-Ju-Voting Ritual by Leah Sellers
The Man and Woman dressed in ornate leather attire covered with eagle, hawk, turkey, chicken, ostrich, emu, peacock and goose feathers rattled their painted rattles covered with Multi-cultural Sacred Symbols as they danced and chanted around th
 Julian Assange, Ecuador and the Dangers of Farce by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Physicians encouraged to "go green" by Ovi Magazine Guest
Physicians encouraged to \"go green\"By World Medical Association Physicians are being urged by the World Medical Association to “Go Green”.
 The Diplomacy of Women : Norms into Practice Needed by Rene Wadlow
 2 am by Jan Sand
2 amThe early blackIs still unstirredBy yawning morning.The ceiling fills
 Eureka: What Arabs tell me about Israel by Joseph Gatt
 The Saudi Arabian Model: Blueprints for Murder and Purchasing Arms by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Yemen: Two Assassinations and Potential Changes by Rene Wadlow
 The sea by Katerina Charisi
After how many wrecks the water changes color? Tears filled the sea. Lives that will never live.
 No Hostilities Yet by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 The Arms Behind the Invictus Games by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 More Berserk Alert! #283 by Tony Zuvela
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 Denials Down Under: Climate Change and Health by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 All day I've dreamed of you by Abigail George
All day I’ve dreamed of you(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Once,
 Eureka: Understanding social media for professionals by Joseph Gatt
 Walk & talk 822 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Highlighting the Need to Combat the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War by Rene Wadlow
 Pinholes by David Sparenberg
Pinholes If you shine a lightsize and shape of a pinholeinto the innermost inward,you might catch a glimpse,form and face,fro
 Eureka: Media and social media for politicians by Joseph Gatt
 #freemelania 819 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Devil's Own... by Leah Sellers
“Yeah, I’ve got all of the Republicans runnin’ for Re-Election actin’ just like me. ‘Speak with the Devil’s Own Forked Tongue’ is my motto !And if God is on the Other side of the ar
 Ditching Nuclear Treaties: Trump Withdraws from the INF by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Sky high loveSky high love by Saloni Kaul
Sky high loveYou keenly wait to hear what I have yet to sayAs clouds of streaming white go drifting by.Then, as you look up, quite as clear as day,In my own pointed way, l
 Berserk Alert! #073 by Tony Zuvela
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 Trump's mightiest fear: a group of outcasts and ragamuffins by Thanos Kalamidas
 People on the Move: Focus of 2018 U.N. Day by Rene Wadlow
 Physician leaders protest over conditions of detention and death sentences by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Who would have imagined this? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 New Century by Nikos Laios
New CenturyThe fog clearedAnd the whaler glided Into the bay as the workersSat on steel girders  With their legs dangling High over the n
 Wentworth Blues: Another Nail in the Scomo Coffin by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Small Rolls by Patrick McWade
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 Embassy Disappearances: Jamal Khashoggi and the Foreign Policy Web by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Trance And Dental Medication by Jan Sand
Trance And Dental MedicationNo doubt the prospect of a toothInfected by a microbe’s lack of ruthConjures scenes of horror and dismayTo conve
 Dupenews: It was his Shaolin-monk training by Theodore K. Nasos
 Let's begin with the obvious. The president only truly values American citizenship by George Cassidy Payne
 Nadia Murad: A Yazidi Voice Against Slavery by Rene Wadlow
 Snapshot by Bohdan Yuri
The sun was lazy in setting on our last day,A Labor Day breeze cooled most repartee,The drive back to the city would be delayed,As Mike and Donna, in whose house was played,This last summer weekend, ou
 Leaking for Change: ASIO, Jakarta, and Australia's Jerusalem Problem by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 #freemelania 818 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Anybody out there, Brexiteers? by Thanos Kalamidas
 Her eyes had this downcast look by Abigail George
Her eyes had this downcast look(for Mikale, mummy and daddy)    Rooka gave me her old    clothes. Old clothes  
 The International Court of Justice Reaffirms the Protection of Humanitarian Goods in Times of Sanctions and Boycotts by Rene Wadlow
 More Berserk Alert! #270 by Tony Zuvela
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 How by David Sparenberg
How do we learn (or relearn) to communicate in the language of creation?  Roaring thunder contains the heartbeat rhythm of the hummingbird; lightning, iridescence of the dragonfly.
 Vanquishing the Republic: Harry and Meghan in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Fake News ! Journalists are the Enemy of the People ! by Leah Sellers
“What did you just say to me ?” The Young Journalist queried.“You, are Fake News, and an Enemy of the People !” The haughty Autocratic Leader repeated haughtily.“Al
 DNA in Trumpland: Elizabeth Warren's Native American Dance by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #70 by Tony Zuvela
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 Child poverty & economic colonialism in the European Union by Nikos Laios
 The Tyranny of Fashion: Shredding Banksy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Walk & talk 821 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Is peace attainable in our time? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 The Conceit by Jan Sand
Beneath all sense and sensationWhere the secret gears revolve,Where the snap and slap of moleculesEnforce the chains of interactionTightly confined b
 Dupenews: President Trump's DNA Test Prompts Thorny Questions by Theodore K. Nasos
 Physicians offered new advice on medically indicated termination of pregnancy by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Agents of Chaos: Trump, the Federal Reserve and Andrew Jackson by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 World Food Day: A Wholistic World Food Policy is Needed by Rene Wadlow
 Analysandly blind by David Barger
       Roger dodger       Came the call.The lunatics have escaped!     They hide within
 Berserk Alert! #241 by Tony Zuvela
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 Women's Critical Role in the Food Chain by Rene Wadlow
 Results all speak for themselves Results all speak for themselves by Saloni Kaul
Results all speak for themselves Each permanent aspect lovingly shaped,Each linear detail painstakingly cast ,Results then speak directly for themselves
 Evacuating Nauru: Medecins Sans Frontieres and Australia's Refugee Dilemma by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Criminalisation of doctors condemned by WMA by Ovi Magazine Guest
 The World Disorder by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Translations from the Cinema - Ballad of a Soldier by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
 Orson Welles, Broadcasts and Fake News by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Orson Welles’ spectral return to the screen, ingeniously in posthumous mode, should have come as a comfort to the magicians skilled in the arts of trickery.  Beyond the grave, he seems to be exerting a continuing influence, with his
 Why the Kavanaugh confirmation was a national distraction by George Cassidy Payne
 IPCC Report: Demise of the 'Here-Us-Now' Civilisation by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 Jerusalem after its fall by Abigail George
Jerusalem after its fall(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    This maternal arrangement is so     unexpected. The feeling of these
 The Sessional Curse: Universities and the Casual Work Force by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Not Nobel by Patrick McWade
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 For Greece to become a "normal" country, it needs a "normal" Europe by Christos Mouzeviris
 Nauru Government Condemns Mentally Traumatized Individuals to Life-long Anguish by Rene Wadlow
 Amazing stories by Katerina Charisi
-Hey, moving out? -You could call it that, I guess… I don’t have a home anymore.
 Physicians' concern over restrictive migration policies by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Barely Breathing: May's Gasping Premiership by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Dying Light by Nikos Laios
I swam in the ocean at sunset,I played blues on my guitar,I barbecued spare ribs on an open fire,The sun fell on her golden hair,I glistened like a
 Dupenews: Congressman claims harassment from aliens by Theodore K. Nasos
 The Death Penalty and Human Dignity by Rene Wadlow
 Australian Complicity: Nauru and Silencing Journalism by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Give Us Your by Patrick McWade
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 Two Sides of A Me, Too Reality by Leah Sellers
“Yes, Boys will be Boys. It’s their Natures. Hormones get to poppin’ and Boys and Girls do things when they’re young that they normally wouldn’t given a little Age and Wisdom,” Gladys said evenly as she sippe
 Richard St. Barbe Baker: The Life of the Forests by Rene Wadlow
 A Sleep Over by Ovi Magazine Guest
A Sleep OverBy Antony King With a smile on his face And brown paper bag He knock
 More Berserk Alert! #298 by Tony Zuvela
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 What did we learn from Kavanaugh's hearings by Thanos Kalamidas
 Midnight Wind At The Carnival by Jan Sand
The chill air tumbles down from the moonAnd splashes through trembling leavesTainted by the icebergs of Europa.Silently, like a frenzied animal,The nightwind pokes its nose
 Eureka: Different types of poverty by Joseph Gatt
Poverty can affect individuals, families, societies or nations. Having studied poverty, I realized that most scholars did not differentiate the different types of poverty one can encounter. So in this article I will outline briefly what I consi
 WMA Leader Warns of Global Physician Burnout by Ovi Magazine Guest
WMA Leader Warns of Global Physician BurnoutBy World Medical Association Doctors across the world are suffering from ‘a pandemic of physician burnout’, th
 Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World by Rene Wadlow
 The sorrows of Jerusalem by Abigail George
The sorrows of Jerusalem(for May, Jennifer, Charles and Danfred)     We’ve found each other again on     this island. Call it a kingdom or
 Always on guard by Katerina Charisi
I’m tired of disciplinin
 Smoked Ham by Paul Woods
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 Orcas & Bumblebees by David Sparenberg
 Cave Man Grunt and Cave Woman Gimme by Leah Sellers
“Ugh ! Cave Man Grunt want Cave Woman Gimme in Cave.”“Not now, Honey. I’m busy poundin’ wheat into meal to make our Bread.”“Ugh ! Cave Man Grunt
 Dupenews: Serial sexual predators demand from FBI Kavanaugh-style investigation by Theodore K. Nasos
 Legitimacy of Kashmir struggle of independence. by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Vaclav Havel: Resistance and Vision by Rene Wadlow
 Those early years by Bohdan Yuri
I didn’t learn much in those early years,just remembered a few essential things,and my middle years were mostly spentconvalescing through my hidden fears.
 South-South cooperation has no alternative by Ovi Magazine Guest
 PolarBear Office by Paul Woods
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 Nostalgia and Sunshine: Bruce Beresford's Ladies in Black by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 I Think About You Rodney King by Nikos Laios
I Think About You Rodney KingI sit in a Sydney cafe And read about Zak dying On an Athenian Street a
 America First and Alone by Rene Wadlow
 More Berserk Alert! #266 by Tony Zuvela
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 While Slowly On the Mend by Leah Sellers
What happens to a Woman who’s sexually assaulted - stabbed and left to bleed out? How does it Feel to awaken on a cold, hard floor, in a sticky pool of your own Life’s blood?
 Kindness all onKindness all on by Saloni Kaul
When there is direct active verbal sparringAnd people at each other senselessly sharp lash ,Or when head to foot in the thick of it downright jarringDiscordant vo
 Limiting Israel: Russia's Deploys the S-300 to Syria by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Elimination of dog transmitted rabies by 2030 by Ovi Magazine Guest
Elimination of dog transmitted rabies by 2030By World Medical Association The total elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by 2030 has been called for in a joint
 Mahatma Gandhi! Efforts of Mediation in the Middle East by Rene Wadlow
 The Master And His Palimpsest by Jan Sand
I do not know who I am nor why.I scribble seasons on the earth and sky.I prescribe the heat, cold, wet and dryAnd watch seas, winds, shells of earth, comply.
 Tortured Solutions: Ecuador, the UK and Julian Assange's Fate by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The University of Rochester's Military Partnership Should be More Transparent by George Cassidy Payne
Before I get into the economics of this problem, I need to establish from the very beginning that the University of Rochester has always been committed to the enterprise of war. Students have enlisted in every major American military contest be
 Time to Help Hungary by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 Eureka: Clearing Israeli stereotypes by Joseph Gatt
Having spent my entire life with people outside Israel, here\'s a glimpse at how Israel is perceived and what it actually looks like. To sum up Israel gets lost in translation around the global media and mentalities, like,
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for October 2018 by Manish Kumar Arora
 Berserk Alert! #071 by Tony Zuvela
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 Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The ghost of punishment, repentance and hope by Abigail George
The ghost of punishment, repentance and hope(for Catherine, Dharam, Julian and Mikale)    Once she was my lover (or rather, the love of my life). She’s neit
 Leave or let go by Katerina Charisi
When you let something go, they say it leaves you too. And you believe that ...until you find yourself for the first time thirty long years later, riding a bicycle. B
 Ice Fishing by Paul Woods
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 Lanza Del Vasto: (1901-1981) Shantidas -Servant of Peace by Rene Wadlow
 Power Song - Number Two by David Sparenberg
Song that remembers there are tidesSong that remembers there are orphansSong to the heights of tree, beyond trees to the heights of cloudsSong to mountain summits
 Parasitic and Irrelevant: The University Vice Chancellor by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 WMA Supports Health Personnel On Trial by Ovi Magazine Guest
The World Medical Association has spoken out strongly in support of physicians and other healthcare personnel who are facing trial tomorrow (Friday) for helping patients during a military curfew in the town of Cizre in Turkey.
 My Road Trips in Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Experiments High JauntExperiments High Jaunt by Saloni Kaul
Experiments High JauntAnd with that absolute intrinsic essence floweringEach sonnet brims with reveries to read.All ready high to fly, each line that sings assuring
 Augmenting Brains: Google Turns Twenty by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #198 by Tony Zuvela
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 UN's laughingstock, US' PTSD by Thanos Kalamidas
 He Said, She Said, We Say...... by Leah Sellers
These old Republican Good ‘Ole Boys are crafty “Me, Too” Chicken Coop marauders. Yep.In setting up this so-called Hearing as He Said, She Said with no proper and fair previous Investigative Process
 Eureka: The ten commandments of immigration policy by Joseph Gatt
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WMA calls for stronger Healthcare Systems based on Physician-led primary care By World Medical Association A call to strengthen health car
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Human networks operate with one, two or several people and are a criss-cross of those people. You have organization types, their nature and their function. Organization types: -Governmental: organizations that o
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Father always told me and my sister not to go looking for ways to cross the stream. “Never, never, never,” he used to say. “Our people always stay from this side of the stream, the other side is for the others.” And the
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You can buy your PhD in Mexico and Central America (and as many PhDs as you want) and you can get a PhD in Finland, Sweden and Norway for absolutely no money in 3 days, all you have to do is defend a dissertation, and if the jury validates, con
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“Peggy Joy, what are you doin’,” Hiram asked as he walked over to the refrigerator, grabbed and uncapped a beer, pulled out a chair at the Kitchen Table and sat down across from his wife.“Making a Li
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The taste of summer wine(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Human frailties become sharper, at the   
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Let me be concise and a little vulgar. Apologies for that. Sasha Baron Cohen, in his Bruno character, a acting as gay Austrian reporter, his character meets a Christian pastor for gay conversion therapy. That is Bruno wants to become straight a
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It was the LaughterILaughingest man! – it wasn’t an act, it was desperation.It was larger than yourself, little man.They all sai
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In international relations, relations are always between two states, as states rarely group up to have common security, environmental, political, economic and social relations with other states. Relations between two states can be friendly, pas
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“Maybelle !” Sam yelled as he opened the back screen door and headed for the kitchen.“Maybelle, I need your help with that Mama Goat of yours. She won’t let me near her or that new Kid of her
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Things a lot of university professors say, and what they should really say. They say: you don\'t know what a paper is. What they should say: Do you know what a paper is? No? OK, let me help you and let me tell y
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World Medical Association condemns killing of medic T
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When I was in college and grad school, we were all taught classical economics, and by classical I mean Adam Smith, Hamilton, Ricardo, Marx, Keynes, Hayek, Mesis, Rothbard. No I\'m actually making stuff up. We did not study Hayek, Mesis or Rothb
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The Affair Passion is a rising tideThat sweeps through cities of intelligenceDrowning ordered streets
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Advice to college students, in no particular order. -College debt. I think today\'s college students love paying taxes. Because college debt is a form of tax. You borrow money and in the future whatever salary you have will
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20 chapters, 20 seconds per chapter on the new art of politics. Four types of political systemsYou have failed states where it\'s not clear who the leaders are and what the leaders are supposed to be doing. You
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I Didn’t Know What to SayLook at me,I’
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A little less than 20 chapters, approximately twenty seconds per chapter on the environment. The composition of the environment You essentially have three types of environments and four types of beings who share
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Come on over, my Republican Party American sell-outs, Rally Rabid Fans and Sycophants ! Come one and all !King-Daddy Trumpty has brought all of his Reluctant and Rabid Admirers some irresistible Candy !
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A pecha-kucha is a presentation where you have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Since this is no power point presentation, I will discuss the new art of war in 20 chapters, and very brief notes on each chapter. The chapt
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Some thoughts on where the fourth industrial revolution is headed and where the fifth industrial revolution might take us. Some open-ended thoughts on transportation, education, agriculture, and water management. -Philosoph
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The idea for this paper came when I was trying to work on a few problems with Arab friends. I would reiterate the problem over, and over, and over, and over again, yet my Arab friends did not even give the hint of a solution, not the glimpse of
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In this short article I will discuss two cases studies of how regulations hurt a certain market. First, I will discuss the evolution of the language teaching market in South Korea, then I will discuss the evolution of the language teaching mark
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Ah yes, President Trumpty, it is sadly True, that Helsinki was a Stinky that put Putinik in the Pinky, America’s Friends and Allies in a Rockin’-and-Rollin’ Roller Rinky, and Betraying, Petty, Dictatorial, Kingy, YourSelf, in
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I had just taken my nightly dose of medicationAs I waited for the effects to sit in,And decided to go outsideOut into the neighboring slumber To sit whi
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Let it rainBy Daniel Ajayi Let it r
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The heavy-set, red-headed Man who had followed Maybelle into the Office sat down right beside her.Maybelle knew that he had followed her in, but she smiled and said, “We live in a World of Hurry-up and Wait.”
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