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 Pegasus Rides Again: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human RightsPegasus Rides Again: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
They keep insisting they don’t do it. But companies such as the Israeli NSO Group are global vendors for regimes, whatever stripe or colour, for surveillance tools to spy on those they deem of interest.
 AwakenAwaken by Bohdan Yuri
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.
 4-day week in Iceland4-day week in Iceland by Ovi Magazine Guest
4-day week in Iceland Almost 9 out of 10 Icelanders are entitled to work shorter hoursBy Lena Krainz Ic
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 Ephemera 21#10Ephemera 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Animal HouseAnimal House by The Ovi Team
 IRA declares end to armed struggleIRA declares end to armed struggle by The Ovi Team
July 28th 2005; The IRA has formally ordered an end to its armed campaign and says it will pursue exclusively peaceful means. In a long-awaited statement, the republican organisation said it would follow a democratic path ending more than 30 ye
 Widening class division in Thailand - The Covid-19 factorWidening class division in Thailand - The Covid-19 factor by Murray Hunter
Thailand’s class divisions have dramatically widened during the Covid-19 pandemic. With students returning to the streets in protest, even with tight crowd restrictions in place, after a three-month hiatus during the p
 Ebola Ebola by George Cassidy Payne
There is respectand there is that snot dripping, wrist shaking,stuttering, knees buckling, heart pounding, eyelid swelling, tears pouring, speechlessrespect. The kin
 Norwegian perspectives on Democracy and Human RightsNorwegian perspectives on Democracy and Human Rights by Ovi Magazine Guest
Norwegian perspectives on Democracy and Human Rights (says former Prime Minister of Norway, H.E. Kjell Magne Bondevik) By Isabella Maria Bello Aroch
 Worming 21_13Worming 21_13 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Elizabeth HardwickElizabeth Hardwick by The Ovi Team
 Bomb rocks Atlanta OlympicsBomb rocks Atlanta Olympics by The Ovi Team
July 27th 1996; a bomb has exploded at a crowded concert in Atlanta, Georgia, the city hosting this year\'s Olympic Games. Two people are reported to have been killed and fire fighting officials say as many as 200 people may have been injured.
 Carl G. Jung: Evolution Toward the Higher SelfCarl G. Jung: Evolution Toward the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow
 Collapsible ChairsCollapsible Chairs by Neil Leadbeater
lie in confinement, arms folded, without complaint. They are not like other chairs. Uprights are so stand-offish. Unbending, they leave no room for manoeuvre,ar
 Greenwashing the Tokyo Olympic GamesGreenwashing the Tokyo Olympic Games by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“The gap between rhetoric and reality is a persistent one when looking at the sustainability of commitments of Olympic Games hosts”.Martin Müller,
 A fistful of cactus 21#02A fistful of cactus 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner by The Ovi Team
 Gamal Abdel Nasser military coupGamal Abdel Nasser military coup by The Ovi Team
July 26th 1952; King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. Farouk, the son of King Fu’ad (reigned 1922 - 1936) and Queen Nazli, and the grandson of Khedive Isma’il ibn Ibrahim (reigned 1863 - 1
 Tokyo's Pandemic Games OpenTokyo's Pandemic Games Open by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The auguries are not good for the Tokyo Olympic Games.  Resignations have filled the ledger, including Japanese composer Keigo Oyamada, organising committee president Yosh
 A swimmer's life under waterA swimmer's life under water by Abigail George
There’s an accident-prone toddler in the house. My brother’s son. Will he have more children,I wonder to myself as I make tea. Watchin
 Saigonisation of Afghanistan ?Saigonisation of Afghanistan ? by Ovi Magazine Guest
Saigonisation of Afghanistan ? By: Tomislav Jakić As the date of complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
 Fika bonding! 21#10Fika bonding! 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 Dylan goes electricDylan goes electric by The Ovi Team
 First "test tube baby" bornFirst "test tube baby" born by The Ovi Team
Jul 25, 1978; on this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world\'s first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown. The healthy
 Garry Davis: "And Now the People Have The Floor"Garry Davis: "And Now the People Have The Floor" by Rene Wadlow
Garry Davis, who died 24 July 2013, in Burlington, Vermont, was often called “World Citizen N°1”. The title was not strictly exact as the organized world citizen movement began in England in 1937 by Hugh J. Shonfield and his Co
 Aegean Night Aegean Night by Nikos Laios
I will take youOn a journeyWith me.
 Advice to couples running businesses togetherAdvice to couples running businesses together by Joseph Gatt
A list of scenarios couples running businesses together can be confronted with. And how to deal with them to stay together or stay married, in a healthy relationship. So you\'re a couple, male-male, female-female, or female
 Always Something 21#11Always Something 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always Something, HERE!
 Malaysia Under Growing Stress Malaysia Under Growing Stress by Murray Hunter
Malaysia Under Growing Stress Current political crisis preventing any solutions Over the past week, Malaysians have been usin
 How CDN Providers Break the InternetHow CDN Providers Break the Internet by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“After years of IT experts telling us that we ‘can’t break the internet’ by pressing the wrong button, it turns out we can do it by updating our settings.”
 The Internet: from the laptop to the smartphoneThe Internet: from the laptop to the smartphone by Joseph Gatt
In the laptop days, before the smartphone era, the Internet was full of promises. Promises of intellect. In the laptop days, Internet content and input was mostly done via text (that is people uploading written arti
 AntySaurus Prick 21#13AntySaurus Prick 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick HERE!
 Greek military rule gives in to democracyGreek military rule gives in to democracy by The Ovi Team
July 23rd 1974; the military government in Greece has collapsed and the former Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis has been invited to return. Huge crowds gathered to greet him at Athens airport and there has been jubilation in the streets of
 Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse by The Ovi Team
23 July 2011; with her gravelly voice and eclectic style, Amy Winehouse, 27, who was found dead in London, won comparison with some of the great female singers such as Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone. But like another great singer, Janis Joplin, s
 Colonization of Algeria: should France apologize?Colonization of Algeria: should France apologize? by Joseph Gatt
Short answer: France can not apply the post-1945 legal framework for events that took place before 1945. That is, until the end of the Second World War, conquest of foreign territories was legal, or at least accepted in the international commun
 James Cousins : (22 July 1873 -20 February 1956) An Effort of SynthesisJames Cousins : (22 July 1873 -20 February 1956) An Effort of Synthesis by Rene Wadlow
A national culture is impossible without the individual creative artist; the individual artist is important and unintelligible safe in his relationship to his national culture.
 Branson Goes to SpaceBranson Goes to Space by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Profligate, vain and utterly pleased with himself, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson could boast about his latest adventure of megalomania.   Unlike others of t
 Ephemera 21#09Ephemera 21#09 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis TuttWild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt by The Ovi Team
July 22nd 1865; in the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown. James Butler Hickock (May 27, 1837 - August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill
 James Cousins : (22 July 1873 -20 February 1956) An Effort of SynthesisJames Cousins : (22 July 1873 -20 February 1956) An Effort of Synthesis by Rene Wadlow
 Infectious Follies: Britain's Freedom DayInfectious Follies: Britain's Freedom Day by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
He can scant resist a slogan, but UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s insistence on describing Britain’s exit from lockdown as Freedom Day came with its usual kitschy quality.
 Set in stoneSet in stone by Bohdan Yuri
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
 If you want to open a restaurant, cafe or pub checklistIf you want to open a restaurant, cafe or pub checklist by Joseph Gatt
So, you want to open a restaurant, pub or café. Perhaps you make delicious pancakes, or you\'re a master at coffee brewing, or you love that pub atmosphere, or you can cook the best steak. Don\'t get too excited. Here\'s the checklist befo
 Tang & Ram 21#12Tang & Ram 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Trans-Siberian completedTrans-Siberian completed by The Ovi Team
21st July 1904; Decreed by a Czar, built by thousands of workers ove
 Assault on Religious Liberty : 20 July 1937Assault on Religious Liberty : 20 July 1937 by Rene Wadlow
The Nazi Government of Germany had first moved against the Jews, considered as both a racial and a religious group. The Jews had long been a target of the Nazi movement and the attack on them came as no surprise. However, th
 The Quiet EarthThe Quiet Earth by Nikos Laios
The light faded Behind dark blue cloudsGilded by the sun,The sky rumbled And soft streams of misty Light fell on streets
 Jewish stereotypes in the Arab worldJewish stereotypes in the Arab world by Joseph Gatt
The best way to find out how the Jews are fantasized around the Arab world is by looking at fake social media accounts held by Muslims and Arabs who pretend to be Jews. Those profiles exist, and they are a gold mine of info
 GunVaccGunVacc by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again HERE!
 Emile Zatopek Emile Zatopek by The Ovi Team
July 20th 1952; Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0). One of the greatest runners of the 20th Century, Emil Zátopek achieved legendary status when he won the 5,000, the 10,000 and the marathon at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsin
 Ghostin' 21#12Ghostin' 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 Frantz Fanon: The New HumanismFrantz Fanon: The New Humanism by Rene Wadlow
 Australia Opens Gate for ASEAN Ag Workers Australia Opens Gate for ASEAN Ag Workers by Murray Hunter
Australia Opens Gate for ASEAN Ag Workers Historic agreement ends decades of closed doors to Asean laborers
 Love or be lovedLove or be loved by Amir Khatib
We were created to love or be loved.  I love a blind companion  looks like my mother,  hide from him,  And finds me red-handed.
 Protecting Eden: Pornography and Age Verification Down UnderProtecting Eden: Pornography and Age Verification Down Under by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Sex on the screen and on the page has often incurred the wrath of Australian censors.  Over the years, the opaquely functioning Office of Film and Literature Classificatio
 Mika Toxica 21#02Mika Toxica 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 The Miami funeral procession of Celia CruzThe Miami funeral procession of Celia Cruz by The Ovi Team
 The Texas Democrats are Standing Their Ground For the Sake of America's Democracy !The Texas Democrats are Standing Their Ground For the Sake of America's Democracy ! by Leah Sellers
“That’s right, Hank. You heard me. I say Halleluiah and Praise the Lord for the Democratic Legislators of Texas, ‘cause not only are they tryin’ to save Texas from the Dis-eased Trumpian clutches of Power Mongers like ou
 Slow hands finding the car keysSlow hands finding the car keys by Abigail George
(for dad)        The subtle signs of
 "Bund" Judaism in America"Bund" Judaism in America by Joseph Gatt
The Bund was a socialist Jewish organization that took shape in 19th century Russia. 19th century Russia was peculiar. There were cholera epidemics, and the industrial revolution never really picked up. Russians tri
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#08Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#08 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 Nelson Mandela International DayNelson Mandela International Day by The Ovi Team
18 July is the Nelson Mandela International Day, adopted in November 2009 by the UN General Assembly, as a tribute to the founding president of the post-apartheid South Africa and his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
 Spanish Civil War beginsSpanish Civil War begins by The Ovi Team
July 18th 1936; Spanish Civil War begins, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising. On May 10, 1936, Manuel Azaña was elected President of the Republic after the removal of Alcalá-Zamora and in his memoirs, when it comes to the last two mont
 Applying NONviolent NONcooperation Applying NONviolent NONcooperation by David Sparenberg
I suppose I could have titled this writing Applying Nonviolent Noncooperation to Pernicious Consumerism, or to Malignant Normalcy. Notwithstanding, here are my thoughts…. For as lon
 In The CaseIn The Case by Jan Sand
No stuffed bird in a museum displayCan convey the twitch and swirl thatEvents hurl at something struggling to stayAlive.The march of feathers in a wing or breas
 The future of sex ed'The future of sex ed' by Joseph Gatt
Right now the paradigm goes: sex ed\' is mostly about general sex and contraceptives. But sex ed\' should really contain three sections: -Romantic sex-Recreational sex-Se
 Screws & Chips 21#08Screws & Chips 21#08 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE! For more Ovi Ca
 Meeting in spaceMeeting in space by The Ovi Team
July 17th 1975; As part of a mission aimed at developing space rescue capability, the U.S. spacecraft Apollo 18 and the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19 rendezvous and dock in space. As the hatch was opened between the two vessels, commanders Thomas
 When Football Did Not Come HomeWhen Football Did Not Come Home by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
They were in with a shot.  The English team, deliriously floating on chants of Football’s Coming Home, ha
 Claims All OnClaims All On by Saloni Kaul
To get something we want some of the timeIs alright, like extracting treasures, mining gold from mine,That adds to the occasion’s glamour, value prime,Because of its pri
 Advice for non-fiction writers and Ph.D. studentsAdvice for non-fiction writers and Ph.D. students by Joseph Gatt
I\'ve read my fair share of non-fiction work. And have worked with my fair share of Ph.D. students. I was going to do two separate articles discussing non-fiction writing and Ph.D. life. But, Ph.D. life is mostly about writ
 Sceptic feathers 21#12Sceptic feathers 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 The execution of the Romanovs The execution of the Romanovs by The Ovi Team
July 16th 1918 In Yekaterinburg, Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty. Crowned in 1896, Nicholas was neither trained nor inclined to rule, which did not
 Catcher in the RyeCatcher in the Rye by The Ovi Team
 The hollow streetsThe hollow streets by Nikos Laios
I walk the empty hollow streets of Sydney under a scrolling grey Coronavirus sky, it’s July and this winter is cold and biting. The old colonial sandstone buildings lining the harbour are wet and heavy, having soaked i
 A Moment in the BackyardA Moment in the Backyard by George Cassidy Payne
The way some fireflies hide within the obsidian grass, faking the blinking signals of cold heat, I waited for you to want my offerings,as badly as I want
 Australia's Hermit Nation Strategy UnravelsAustralia's Hermit Nation Strategy Unravels by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia, like other island states, has had spells of isolationist fancy and hermit dispositions.  Protected by geography, distant and vast, the country’s first bit
 Ephemera 21#08Ephemera 21#08 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 RembrandtRembrandt by The Ovi Team
The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606, the son of a miller. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. His more than 600 paintings, man
 Woody Guthrie: This land is my land and I won't let them take it awayWoody Guthrie: This land is my land and I won't let them take it away by Rene Wadlow
 Alexandra David-Neel (V2)Alexandra David-Neel (V2) by Michael Lee Johnson
Alexandra David-Neel (V2)She edits her life from a room made
 A few problems with the higher education curriculumA few problems with the higher education curriculum by Joseph Gatt
University studies, well into the 2000s, were designed mostly to train employees for big business and government positions. That is, until the late 2000s, you didn\'t need to go to college if you wanted to create a small business or work in som
 Worming 21_12Worming 21_12 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 La MarseillaiseLa Marseillaise by The Ovi Team
14th July 1795; \"La Marseillaise\" (\"The song of Marseille\") becomes the n
 French revolutionaries storm BastilleFrench revolutionaries storm Bastille by The Ovi Team
July 14th 1789; Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution
 Singapore's Controversial Internal Security Act (ISA) - National Security or Political Persecution?Singapore's Controversial Internal Security Act (ISA) - National Security or Political Persecution? by Murray Hunter
Singapore’s ISA has led to round ups of opponents and critics of the Singapore PAP government. The world’s longest serving political prisoner Dr Chia Thye Poh, was incarcerated under the ISA, and restriction orde
 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
 Tech neo-MarxismTech neo-Marxism by Joseph Gatt
When tech companies dominate the economic landscape, and that you marry that with economic ideology, you get “tech neo-liberalism” and “tech neo-Marxism.” “Tech neo-liberalism” is fairly
 A fistful of cactus 21#01A fistful of cactus 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 Live Aid ConcertLive Aid Concert by The Ovi Team
13th July 1985; The Live Aid Concert was a series of rock concerts held to raise
 Buckminster Fuller: A World View on Doing More With LessBuckminster Fuller: A World View on Doing More With Less by Rene Wadlow
 In the fieldsIn the fields by Amir Khatib
Here, in the fields, I try to smell the lilies, it\'s so many, And until I\'m done with it, The freshest ones wither.
 Four types of parentingFour types of parenting by Joseph Gatt
Putting things simply, there are four types of parenting: friendly parenting, passive parenting, passive-aggressive parenting and aggressive parenting. Let me break those down for you. Friendly parenting
 Fika bonding! 21#09Fika bonding! 21#09 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE! For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE
 Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda by The Ovi Team
Pablo Neruda born July 12, 1904 (d. September 23, 1973) was the pen name a
 Panama Canal opensPanama Canal opens by The Ovi Team
On July 12th, 1920, the Panama Canal was officially opened by Woodrow Wilson even though it had been in use since 1914. The canal was begun in 1881 and probably would not have been completed without the guidance of President Theodore Roosevelt.
 LingerLinger by Abigail George
 Desert Song IIDesert Song II by Virginia Maria Romero
Desert Song IIThe wind...sweepsacross time,taking pause in grey-purpleto perform inNature\'s ancestral orchestra...
 Key to success: Investments in public transport, education and help for everyoneKey to success: Investments in public transport, education and help for everyone by Ovi Magazine Guest
Key to success: Investments in public transport, education and help for everyoneBy Johanna Pauls Denmark has been led by Socia
 Always Something 21#10Always Something 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always Something, HERE!
 E.B. WhiteE.B. White by The Ovi Team
 Henri PetainHenri Petain by The Ovi Team
July 11th 1940; World War One hero Henri Petain becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France. Petain was a national hero in France for his role in the defence of Verdun in World War One, but was later discredited and sentenced t
 Rex Tugwell: Planning and Action for Rural ReconstructionRex Tugwell: Planning and Action for Rural Reconstruction by Rene Wadlow
 City Of Angels City Of Angels by Nikos Laios
The Hummer limousinesCruised down the boulevard Filled with the sounds of music,Laughter and clinking glasses And the smiling faces of
 The US Appeals the Assange RulingThe US Appeals the Assange Ruling by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It took over half a year, but the US government’s case against Julian Assange continues its draining grind.  Even the Biden administration, which claims to tolerate
 AntySaurus Prick 21#12AntySaurus Prick 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman by The Ovi Team
July 10th 1917; Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft. Emma Goldman, the daughter of Jewish parents, was born in Kovno, Russia on 27th June, 1869. Goldman immigrated to the United States in 1885 and worked in a clothing factory in Roche
 Muhyiddin's New Tool to Shore up Power: University BoardsMuhyiddin's New Tool to Shore up Power: University Boards by Murray Hunter
Muhyiddin’s New Tool to Shore up Power: University Boards Bastions of patronage rather than excellence Malaysian Prime
 Set in stoneSet in stone by Bohdan Yuri
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 in ears
 Thordarson's Fabrications: Another Hole in the Julian Assange ProsecutionThordarson's Fabrications: Another Hole in the Julian Assange Prosecution by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The tyrannical, brutal cynicism of keeping Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison remains one of the more inglorious marks of the British legal system and, it should be said, its sponsors and colluders. Having won his case
 Ephemera 21#07Ephemera 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Dr Daniel Hale WilliamsDr Daniel Hale Williams by The Ovi Team
July 9th 1893; Dr Daniel Hale Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anaesthesia. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) the founder of Provident Hospital was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. His father was a barber who w
 Secrecy and Calamity in Australia's Vaccine RolloutSecrecy and Calamity in Australia's Vaccine Rollout by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
With a lamentable, even disgraceful vaccination rate, confusion over how best to deal with the AstraZeneca supply, vague promises about the arrival of other COVID-19 vaccines, and a degree of complacency, half of Austr
 Trapped in the Net, Wanting to BreachTrapped in the Net, Wanting to Breach by George Cassidy Payne
Built to withstand pressure thatwould crush a
 Exploitation is daily business: EU Social Democrats demand fair working conditions for harvest workersExploitation is daily business: EU Social Democrats demand fair working conditions for harvest workers by Ovi Magazine Guest
Exploitation is daily business: EU Social Democrats demand fair working conditions for harvest workersBy Sara Mohammadi An inc
 Tang & Ram 21#11Tang & Ram 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Delagoa Bay railway line is officially openedDelagoa Bay railway line is officially opened by The Ovi Team
On 8 July 1895 the Delagoa Bay railway line was officially opened by Paul Kruger. Its link to Pretoria was completed on 20 October 1894.The railway line was completed a few years after the end of the first South African War (Anglo-Boer War) and
 Lean On MeLean On Me by The Ovi Team
 Kicking a Dead HorseKicking a Dead Horse by Jan Sand
There is a very old story of a canny farmer whose life style was to wring every last cent out of all of his operations. He cut down on his own food and maintenance to the bare bone and, for a while, made extreme experiments on his horse to cut
 Spruce UpSpruce Up by Saloni Kaul
Rewards do come from being neat and tidy,That big spring cleaning when you simply tidy up,Instant as that tidy sum that’s for you ready,Or you make clean net gains sturdy as hor
 Leaving Bagram Airbase: The Day the US Imperium Turned TailLeaving Bagram Airbase: The Day the US Imperium Turned Tail by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
From the Bagram Airbase they left, leaving behind a piece of the New York World Trade Centre that collapsed with such graphic horror on September 11, 2001.  As with previo
 Ghostin' 21#11Ghostin' 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 Dr. WatsonDr. Watson by The Ovi Team
 Himmler's medical experiments on AuschwitzHimmler's medical experiments on Auschwitz by The Ovi Team
July 7th 1942; Heinrich Himmler, in league with three others, including a physician, decides to begin experimenting on women in the Auschwitz concentration camps and to investigate extending this experimentation on males. Himmler, architect of
 Undercover of National Security - Whistle-blowers become scapegoats for mismanagement, misdeeds, and vested interestsUndercover of National Security - Whistle-blowers become scapegoats for mismanagement, misdeeds, and vested interests by Murray Hunter
It’s become clear, the planting of listening devices in the cabinet offices by a team of Australian Security Intelligence Service (ASIS) operatives in 2004, was not for the purposes of national security, but to enhance
 SpidersSpiders by Bohdan Yuri
Spiders on the crawl send shivers to us all. but spiders on a web hold our single thoughts
 The Spy Novel: Past, Present and Future.The Spy Novel: Past, Present and Future. by Warren Reed
In 1900, after three years bringing the rebellious farmers of the Boer War in South Africa to heel, the bulk of Britain’s regular army was outside the country. This helped fuel
 Mika Toxica 21#01Mika Toxica 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Forrest GumpForrest Gump by The Ovi Team
July 6th 1994. On this day in 1994, the movie 
 Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes CoalLet the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations.
 Letter From The Warmer RegionsLetter From The Warmer Regions by Jan Sand
This guy in the other pit.He’s got a better demon
 21.6 children in the EU are poor - How the EU is planning to end child poverty21.6 children in the EU are poor - How the EU is planning to end child poverty by Ovi Magazine Guest
21.6 children in the EU are poor – How the EU is planning to end child povertyBy Johanna Pauls 1.6 million children in E
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#07Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 That's All Right That's All Right by The Ovi Team
 First cloningFirst cloning by The Ovi Team
July 5th 1996, Dolly the sheep--the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell--is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Originally code-named \"6LL3,\" the cloned lamb was named after the buxom singer and actress Doll
 The blue journeyThe blue journey by Abigail George
 The moon, the wolf, and the darknessThe moon, the wolf, and the darkness by David Barger
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
 Giuseppe Garibaldi  4 July 1807 -2 June 1882: Godfather of Transnational Democratic PoliticsGiuseppe Garibaldi 4 July 1807 -2 June 1882: Godfather of Transnational Democratic Politics by Rene Wadlow
 Screws & Chips 21#07Screws & Chips 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
 American independenceAmerican independence by The Ovi Team
July 4, 1776; U.S. declares independence. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The decl
 The Mechanics Of ThinkingThe Mechanics Of Thinking by Jan Sand
Many of the attempts to analyze the nature of thought present the disposition to exclude our animal friends from that process but recently reconsideration has tended to dismiss that prejudice, although there is small doubt t
 Saskatchewan SkySaskatchewan Sky by Michael Lee Johnson
Saskatchewan SkySaskatchewansky,just a preview of love,chip off
 The Known Knowns of Donald RumsfeldThe Known Knowns of Donald Rumsfeld by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“On the morning of September 11, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld ran to the fire at the Pentagon to assist the wounded and ensure the safety of survivors,” expressed a mournful George W. Bush in a
 Sceptic feathers 21#11Sceptic feathers 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 James Douglas MorrisonJames Douglas Morrison by The Ovi Team
 Hermann Hesse: Revolt and EnlightenmentHermann Hesse: Revolt and Enlightenment by Rene Wadlow
 Ruined HotelRuined Hotel by Nikos Laios
Moonlight fellOn the walls of An old cracked Ruined Hotel That had decayed Long ago and which Was now home
 Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock ResignsClinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
From his secure fortress of contented spite, Dominic Cummings, exiled from the power he once wielded at Number 10 as one of the chosen, must have felt a sense of satisfaction. 
 Worming 21_11Worming 21_11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
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July 1st 1867. The autonomous Dominion of Canada, a confed
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July 1st 1974. With Argentine President Juan Peron on his deathbed, Isabela M
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Speaking up for others is grand, worthy and noble,Indeed high public speaking in itself is quite an art!How they in taking the part of others, feat or foible,Wheedle, cajole,
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June 29th 1956; Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were married. They were divorced on January 20, 1961.
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To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km.  There are other stunning formations on the pl
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June 28th 1969; just after 3 a.m., a police raid of the Stonewall Inn - a gay club located on New York City\'s Christopher Street - turns violent as patrons and local sympathizers begin rioting against the police. Although the police were legal
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On June 28, 1928, a 26-year-old Louis Armstrong walked into a Chicago recordi
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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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While Australian politicians languish in a world blotched by climate change scepticism and fossil fuel love-ins, global oil and gas companies have been shaken.  Three tita
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27th June 1976; the world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins making its way through the area. By the time the epidemic is over, 284 cases are reported, with about half of the victims dying from the disease.
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\"Every day, women, men and children are tortured or ill-treated with the intention of destroying their sense of dignity and human worth. [...] By concretely supporting victims of torture, the international community will prove its unequivocal dete
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The 26th of June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was established by the United Nations in 1987. In its 2006 edition, the UNODC launched an anti-drugs campaign entitled \"Do drugs control your life? Your life. Your c
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In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply.
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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 this day in 2009, Michael Jackson, one of the most commercially successful entertainers in history, dies at the age of 50 at his home in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs give
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After tormenting the man for years, it became clear that the Australian authorities were willing to, for want of a better word, compromise.  The more accurate word would b
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The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as Public Servic
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June 23rd; Peter Falk, the American actor most famous for his role as TV\'s scruffy detective, Columbo, died at the age of 83 on this day. The actor died peacefully at home in Beverly Hills, his family said in a statement. He had been suffering
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June 23rd 1868; Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a \"Type-Writer.\" Born on February 14, 1819, in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, Christopher Latham Sholes moved to Danville, Pennsylvania, as a teenager. It
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Over the last week, political pundits have been reporting the events and rumors around the Yang Dipertuan Agong, or King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, calling up all political leaders one by one for meetings. With each
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June 22nd 1973; Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space. Skylab was the first US space station and the world\'s first big space station. It was launched on May 14th, 1973 by a Saturn V Rocket. Skyla
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My, were they delighted.  Politicians across several international jurisdictions beamed with pride that police and security forces had gotten one up on criminals spanning
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I doubt the me is singularThe sense is multilingualarThe I is sky and fingertips,It’s tears and years and smiling lips,Not one nor ten, but uncountable,
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The World Music Days are more than just a festival. They also are a meeting plac
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June 21st 1964. In Neshoba County in central
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Bacon and eggs Pop and sizzle in the pan,An old rock song fills theRoom crackling from a radio,The aroma of coffee beans Floats t
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A column browsing contemporary news. War, violence, persecution, human
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The United Nations\' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and
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June 20th 1837; Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, London, on 24 May 1819. She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and fourth son of G
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Goethe, of Faust fame and acclaimed last Renaissance man of Europe, wrote, “As a man is, (let us amend and say, person) so is his (or her) God (or Goddess).”
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This is the soundtrack of my heart, of my life if you care to listen. If there is anyone out there who cares to listen. I am the girl you never phone. You never think of me. Was that too much to ask. I never hear your phone
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June 19th 1964; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the
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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious condition that affects people all over the world; the complications that arise from it are usually fatal. Sickle cell disease is a set of red blood cell disorders that are mostly inherited. In sickle cell
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There is a growing groundswell of talk in Kuala Lumpur business, civil service and political circles over the need for a national unity government. This is in the face of widespread dissatisfaction with the so-called “
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Priestley discovering the composition of atmosphere and Toricelli’s invention of the barometerwas a 60 watt lightbulb moment. Souberran’s discovery of chlorofor
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Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees.  We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to d
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June 18th 1815; At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an e
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There have been questions surrounding the morality of Greece’s use of sound cannons (long range acoustic devices- LRADs) against migrants recently at Greece’s border with Turkey, which have been brought up both b
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A look beyond the shadows of deathinvites a mistress to seduce the sorrowstill untapped, and measured in cold timeinside the collection of madhouse pleasures,old age and youth holding frail hands,
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Sincere Tony is again on the stump, promoting his vision of how best to return to a lovely, unruffled world of capitalist endeavour, circuit lecturing and summit meetings that no longer need to be held online.
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The United Nations\' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on the intern
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June 17th 1936; Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano was found guilty on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution. Charles \"Lucky\" Luciano was one of the most famous gangsters in the U.S. during most of the 20th century, credited with turning synd
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June 17th 1885; the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere. This beau
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The problems of dealing with the current complexities of simple sustenance in a world deeply conflicted in the struggles of vast social and financial manipulations throughout society by the various factions involved, is curr
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I\'m not saying I have the cure for depression. But I do try to reflect on the topic, and try to provide “food for thought” on different approaches that can be used to ease depression, and to cure some specific cases of depression.
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June 16th 1976; Soweto protest turns violent. At least 12 people are reported to have been killed in a series of violent clashes between black demonstrators and police in several South African townships. Angry youths threw stones and beer bottl
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Summits often feature grand statements and needless fripperies.  In Cornwall, the leaders of the G7 countries were trying to position and promote their relevance as the va
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Goldfish we search for aliens out therea million miles away at home
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The Biden-Putin Geneva Summit: arms and drums control? By Alexander G. Savelyev & Olga M. Naryshkina On February 3rd, 2021
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June 15th 1911; the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in the state of New York. The company was later renamed International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. In 1911, financier Charles R. Flint directed the merger of the Internati
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The Plight of Malaysia’s Indigenous Peoples Although Malays tell the Chinese they were there first, the country’s true natives are marginalized
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To the heavenly goodness  ask the salt ship timber, If you miss your songs! The sails have no wind to remember,
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Being an anthropologist of sorts, I spent a lot of time with a lot of families. I do have my preferences when it comes to raising children, but there are the patterns I observed here and there. Raising children is usually a
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On 14 June, countries worldwide celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The theme of the 2012
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14th June 1961; following increasing numbers of accidents at uncontrolled zebra crossings a new type of road crossing with push button controls which will allow pedestrians to stop traffic with flashing lights is to be introduced next year.
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June 14th 1951; Univac I was unveiled. It was a computer designed for the U.S. Census Bureau and billed as the world\'s first commercial computer. UNIVAC was, effectively, an updated version of ENIAC. Data could be input using magnetic computer
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Freedom of Conscienceis freedomto think your own thoughtsfeel your own feelingsgive voice to your voice
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13th June 1966; Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, \"that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior
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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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Their souls rose upIn plumes of smoke Curling around the
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An Egyptian playwright with three distinguished works, all of which speak about the current Arab situation in a symbolic and sarcastic manner; dealing with the crises created by the presence of an imaginary or a real enemy.
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Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the wo
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June 12th 1931; Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen were indicted for violating U.S. Prohibition laws. In May 1929, following his arrest in Philadelphia on a concealed weapons charge, Capone was sentenced to a year in prison. With Capone behind ba
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Those of you drawing sustenance and stimulation from the traditional acronym UFO best brace yourselves.  The less exciting and dull term accepted by the defence clerks
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You are morningwhen the artist comesyoung oriental with your
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Last time I discussed legal systems around the world. This time I\'ll discuss social systems in free, tribal and militarized societies. Simply put, in militarized societies, people are treated like “dolls.” That
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June 11th 1955; seventy-seven people have been killed and 77 others injured when two cars collided on the ra
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Several highly respected prominent thinkers such as Elon Musk and the English physicist Stephan Hawking have warned that the creation of AGI, artificial general intelligence, which can quickly self-mature to a powerful
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Long before the last glass is empty, from the last of the seaside planks, the man leans back and stares at the sky, shoe black polish black and fizzing with bonfire embers.Alone agai
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Not a day goes by these days without a casual remark about animal extermination in Australia.  Mice have moved to the front of the queue in terms of animal species Austral
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June 10th 1915 born Canadian-born American writer Nobelist Saul Bellow. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the
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This has been a fantasy of Danish governments for some time.  There have been gazes of admiration towards countries like Australia, where processing refugees and asylum-se
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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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June 9th 1891; on this day in 1891, the great composer and lyricist Cole Porter—one of the most important Am
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Malaysia’s Planners See Yet Another Mirage Government must focus on the rural heartland, not Industry 4.0 Although Malay
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Came in a dream As if I count stars on a clothesline, I fold one in my basket and leave another wet with clouds. A fresh blue devouring the scene. Wheneve
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A pandemic crisis.  A state of emergency.  Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm.
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All day I’ve dreamed of you(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Once,
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June 6th James Meredith, the first black man to brave the colour bar at the University of Mississippi, has been shot and wounded after entering Mississippi on a civil rights march. Police have arrested a 41-year-old white man named Aubrey James
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World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the bigges
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June 5th 1956; Premier Nikita Khrushchev denounced Josef Stalin to the Soviet Communist Party Congress and starts the de-Stalinization. he process begun by Nikita Khrushchev, following the death of former Russian dictator S
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There is an old story of a scientist who invented a machine to transfer consciousness. When his apparatus was complete he had no convenient subject but spotted a centipede on the floor and scooped it up and dropped it into the receiver section.
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a bourbonby the memories of childhood judge it by the way it makes you remember being a childnever w
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His comments would not have fallen on deaf ears.  While metropolitan London would have been aghast at his pedigree and remarks, a Brexit-audience in the rustbelts and area
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Am I vulnerable amongst the mysteries that life has offered up to me, am I happy although I have a smile pasted on my face for all the old to see.
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June 1st 1938; Superman, the world\'s first super hero, appeared in the first issue of Action Comics. Superman is the brainchild of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.  \"Joe and I were high school classmates in Cleveland,\" Siegel
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Malaysia’s shaky, deeply unpopular government is seeking to regain control of the narrative in the internet age via dramatic use of police power to harass and investigate activists, journalists, and social media users.
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May 31st 1909; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its first conference
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The brink of winter is upon meMoving up my leg like a cold hand;Each chilling fingertip up my spine.Its breath deep within another lung.
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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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A good many animals have tails and I consider it a personal tragedy that I am missing one. A well-articulated prehensile tail could be a very useful addition to my physiology. While I\'m typing at my word processor I would very much appreciate
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Breathing was a surprise, it’s 4 am and I’m still alive; when you said good bye, I thought that I had died. but no, my friends, jack, and a pack or two, and
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May 27th 1964; Jawaharlal Nehru, founder of modern India and its current prime minister, has died suddenly at the age of 74. He was taken ill in the early hours of this morning at his house in New Delhi. He had returned from holiday at a hill s
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It was a long summerAnd the sun glowed,I sat in the back yard with a beerAnd I watched the leavesGently fall around her hair;
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May 26th 1927; Henry Ford and his son Edsel drive the 15 millionth Model T Ford out of their factory, marking the famous automobile\'s official last day of production. After production officially ended the following day, Ford factories shut dow
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Former army general Prayuth Chan-ocha’s 2014 coup against the besieged Yingluck Shinawatra government, and the 2017 constitution that was forced through prior to the 2019 elections, fulfilled a long-time goal of the Th
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May 25th 1961; President John F Kennedy has called for millions of dollars to fund a space programme to get the first man on the Moon by 1970. In a speech to a joint session of Congress broadcast on TV and radio around the United States, he ask
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It starts off as an exercise of anticipation.  First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. 
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Finally they were able to replace my idle hand with a solid iron hand, I can now To catch and kill the devil, He does not expect me to do this, but a human,
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May 23rd 1934; famed fugitives Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker are killed in a police ambush near Sailes, Louisiana. A contingent of officers from Texas and Louisiana set up along the highway, waiting for Bonnie and Clyde to appear, and then unl
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My love for you is gravitationally balancedbut unstable. A system of huge swirling whirlpools endlessly recycled as repulsive forces that expand with constant acceleration
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May 22nd 1819; the steamship Savannah became the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean.   The Savannah reached Liverpool in 29 days and 4 hours, a good but not exceptional time, due in part to bad weather. The steam engine performed fault
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May 22nd 1972; on this day, President Richard Nixon arrives in Moscow for a summit with Soviet leaders. Nixon\'s second visit to Moscow in May 1972, this time as president, was for a more conciliatory purpose. During a week of summit meetings w
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The famous remark about money and capability has always been: \"If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?\" Louis Agassiz, the scientist, once remarked, \"I cannot afford to waste my time making money.\"
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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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A clean, technology driven dystopia.  A representation of our techno future.  These were the introductory descriptions
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May 20th 1956; the United States conducts the first airborne test of an improved hydrogen bomb, dropping it from a plane over the tiny island of Namu in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The successful test indicated that hydrogen bombs we
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It began just after dawn on 20 May 1941. Many of the 7700 New Zealand soldiers stationed on Crete were finishing breakfast when hundreds of German transport aircraft – some towing gliders – rumbled in over the Mediterranean island.
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On 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, taking advantage of a clause of the Myanmar constitution providing the possibility for the military to establish a state of emergency, took power. The military
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May 19th 1568; after being defeated by the Protestants, Mary the Queen of Scots, fled to England where she was imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was born in 1542 and was executed on 1587. It is generally believed that Mary\'s
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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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In a mirror inscribed \"Don\'t look back\", I saw a man with two eyes full of his face, and two gloating overflowing with estrangement,  I don\'t remember seeing it before.
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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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Those obstacles that our paths do harrass,At each turn rise of newest plot contrive,Bring in line, override tactics crude crassAnd from the whole only pleasure derive.
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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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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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The smallest infringement is a ruseWhere I am entertained in laughter,And tied by the bonds of sorrow,But where is my enlightenmentThat kindles each par
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It should be making officials in the White House tremble.  Critical infrastructure supplying 45% of the East Coast’s diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, left at the mercy
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It has been a relationship of characterised by bitterness and misunderstanding.  It began with a poorly negotiated agreement – poor, that is, from the European Union
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While waiting for the sun after a midnight rain my dampened dream conspired to put forward a stream of colorless schemes immersed in the running time of lost persuasions. so possessed b
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There is a plan and it is obvious for long time, the repression and eventually the extradition of all Palestinians from Jerusalem. For the founders of this plan the idea was that dominance of
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He seemed frustrated.  While Scott Morrison’s international colleagues at the Leaders Summit on Climate
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Distribution and administration of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 virus continues to expand, but myths and disinformation about the vaccine and its safety and benefits persist.According to a recent article in the journal He
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On April 25, 1917, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald is born in Newport News, Virginia. She was called \"The First Lady of Song,\" an honour whose meaning is captured in a compliment paid to her by the great composer Ira Gershwin: \"I never knew how
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April 24th marks World Day for Laboratory Animals – a day to remember the millions who have been killed, and to redouble efforts to hasten the end of all animal experiments. This year, Animal Aid is planning t
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On April 24, 1980, an ill-fated military operation to rescue the 52 American hostages held in Tehran ends with eight U.S. servicemen dead and no hostages rescued. With the Iran Hostage Crisis stretching into its sixth month and all diplomatic a
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Create something neat ! Why destroy that , precious or otherwise ! Live and let live in fame , glory or  total oblivion. Do use th
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April 23rd; World Book Day now that\'s my idea of the perfect awareness day! I l
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Each year on 23rd of March it\'s World Meteorological Day! In 2012 the theme
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Each year, Earth Day - April 22 - marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death
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Suffocating the grassroots.  Mocking the working class origins of the game.  World football, and primarily European club foo
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The chorale of the balladist in the Akropolis is the metaphor of my wasteland.There is communion in the silence of the millstones and in the dimness of the eyes.There is union in the absence of songsa
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Balearic government turns empty apartments into social housingBy Sara Mohammadi Affordable housing is scarce, while at the sam
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April 21st 1945; Russian troops captured some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city. The Red Army approached the German capital from three directions, north, east and south-ea
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April 21st; According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., R
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The ferry chugged across The harbour at night leaving Behind a foaming trail,As coloured blobs of light Wobbled on the water from
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April 20th 1972: Apollo 16 safely on Moon after engine crisis. The Apollo 16 mission has landed on the Moon after a seven-hour crisis that nearly aborted the mission altogether. Astronauts John Young
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Is the hourglass of bacterial death. The flow of sand between the past and the future. Time is whatthe clocks me
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Everything I write to you is in code. And when you fall I am reaching for the light that guides you in this universe. I am allowing for the pain of our separation to transform me.
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Back in my kidtime before I was ten years old the A&P on Sixty-Ninth Street in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn was the source of our groceries. There were some boxed goods and loose dry goods like red kidney beans and rice and coffee beans in burlap
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For semis’ winners in store at finals was a reversal!With eagle-eye from vantage point on highWe cheered watching two mighty stalwarts tussleThrough staunchest ‘si
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Australians have long delighted in the increasing annual whale migration from the Southern Ocean up along the country’s eastern seaboard, a spectacle that can be readily viewed from the shoreline or up close from runabouts and other small
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April 16th; Have yo
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On April 16, 1917, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the revolutionary Bolshevik Party, returns to Petrograd after a decade of exile to take the reins of the Russian Revolution. Lenin became the virtual dictator of the world\'s first Marxist state. His
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April 16th 1943 in Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hoffman accidently discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 while
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Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day.  The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant.
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April 15th 1894; despite the immense influence her records had on the shape and course of American popular music in the 20th century, the recorded legacy of Bessie Smith only captures part of her historical significance. Yes, her first recordin
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Since the banning of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit from politics, and the dissolution of his Future Forward Party in February 2020, which had widespread youth support, students lost a political platform that was publicly air
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I remember our last dance Before I left for foreign shores,The way you brushed my cheek With your hand and how I Held you gently in my arms.
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Our modern Western nationalism has an ecclesiastical tinge, for, while in one aspect it is a reversion to the idolatrous self-worship of the tribe which was the only religion known to Man before the
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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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I am always conscious of the fact that I am a member of the human race. This consciousness prompts me to work for the great human synthesis which is the implicit goal of the World Organization I had
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In today\'s world, the problem with renewable energy such as solar and wind energy is that the energy can not be “trapped”. That is, if there are clouds that cover the sun, you have no more power. If there is no wind, you have no mo
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Next to my surprise did I realize, life is best served in compromise, not the kind that sets to ruins for the sake of one’s ruthless doings, but the kind that binds togethe
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In the past, pundits and others focused on the relationship between Islam and terrorism. That is, a lot of research focused on what verses of the Quran and what Islamic traditions led terrorists to become terrorists. While
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Earth is mostly oxygen and hydrogen when Mars is mostly Carbon Dioxide. So, if you were to settle on Mars, that would be the equivalent of trying to breathe in a smoke-filled room. Not the cigarette-smoke filled room, but a room where it\'s all
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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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Nicolaian event & process in identity evolution I am Nicolai. Here is my story. As much as I am prepared to tell. In Russian my na
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Hugo Grotius (10 April 1583 - 28 August 1645) whose birth anniversary we mark on 10 April played a crucial role in the development of the Law of States, in particular through two books written in Latin Mare Librium
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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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\"An error is not a mistake unless you refuse to correct it\"John F. Kennedy On Wednesday 31 March 2021, the United Nations Security Council me
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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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Those were the tales you liked best as book by bookInvented by your mother SALONI KAULRose right before your eyes, your fancy tookIn measures both magnificent and tall.
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Continuity in Times of Crises: UNIDO partnering the Vienna ProcessBy Uulkan Burkanova On the historic date of March 08th – I
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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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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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When Nobel Laureates open their mouths in despair and anger, their observations tend to be worth noting.  Immunologist Professor Peter Doherty was willingly doing so last
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To forgive is to release. To let go. To be held.To arrive at where we want to end,we grasp for it. Without knowing how to hold our own hand,we cling to it. Where we came from,
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A man better known as the manager of a porno-star, after mysteriously funded creates a media mini-empire, he manages to cheat huge amounts of money from
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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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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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For decades, Malaysia’s government-linked companies have functioned as a major instrument of government policy as well as a gift that goes on giving endlessly, providing slush funds for political parties, boodle for co
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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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The United Nations General Assembly has designated 5
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Flowing silk saris Surround painted faces, Baubles and bangles Still hang from the past. Starving Crowds bumped apart,Ha
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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A book is only the start of a long, certain journey. Any author would like to be reviewed by an unmotivated, impersonal reader; it is with this frame in mind that I review The Mother of Us All by Karla Gottlieb.
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(for Julian)You’re just a boy and I’m just an invisible girl. You’retenderness, light, angelic.You’re a still life portrait.
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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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Last week, Australians found themselves delighting in another fit of cancel culture, this time in the art world.  Tasmania’s Dar
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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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Only the bridge of Beauty will be strong enough for crossing from the bank of darkness to the side of light. Nicolas Roerich (1874 - 1947)
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Thick with invisible wild life’s strength forests teeming,Pulsates immensity’s lush wilderness striate,Like those who etched their wild’s beauty in the Dreaming
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No EU Green Deal without balanced approach to Energy and Transport by Audrey Beaulieu On the historic date of March 08th – Inter
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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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Less than a decade ago many economic players pronounced the triumph of global marketing. Governments encouraged market-based decision rules of economic games. Those who invoked benefits of government planning and state monop
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The sharp cold corners of the dayDeny the soft foundries where the IUndoes all regulation. Not locationNor chopping minutes’ disciplinesCan marsha
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You could feel the need to show off a little. You might be a little over eager and putting in more effort than need be. Don\'t rush to be something you aren\'t. People do really
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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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Campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons had every reason to clink glasses with the coming into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January. 
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Why do fat white people Use chopsticks instead Of forks when eating take wayChinese food in their dining rooms?
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View from Latvia: Is the EU Failing us? By Eugene Matos de Lara On the historic date of March 08th – International Wom
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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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Nok FigurineThe ocean in your eyes,In its depth
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The Biden administration continues to engage in that favourite activity White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki can only describe as “circling back”.  And much c
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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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Life in Thailand’s southernmost border provinces, Narathiwat, Yala, and Patani has taken on a sense of normality over the last 12 months that belies a media-preoccupied insurgency that has largely disappeared.
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Before I delve into commentary, here\'s a fun questionnaire. The “big ego” questionnaire: -Do you feel like you made great accomplishments in life? -Do you feel the constant need to talk
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The US, UK and the EU – Triangle of variable geometry by Prof. J.Scott Younger On the historic date of March 08th
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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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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
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No meal is complete without family(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Love, how you taught me the bonds of family.And how you sometimes held me close and kissed me.
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Some biologists like to claim that there was an “Eve mitochondria” or an “Eve cell” that is a “mother of all cells” or the “first cell to have existed.” I tend to disa
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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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Yes, believe it!  On the cusp of control, the Democrats have managed to develop a new variant of the political virus: “The DINO” --- Democrats In Name Only
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Yuna:wikko’oWolf song,a primal chorus that I dance toas the fullness of my heart emptiesinto dreams that come with the sun’s last brea
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It has gotten tongues wagging in the diplomatic corps of Beijing, Washington and distant Canberra.  The opening session of the two-day summit between China and the United
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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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It all started more or less a year ago after reading an article Dr. Habib Siddiqui had written about contemporary Bangladesh and while my motivation should have been interest, the truth is that it was embarrassment.
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I write poetryto performa craft The kind I have no space forAnymore
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For Greece the 25th of March 2021 marks 200 years of independence; 200 years since the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire that led to the rebirth of a nation after 400 years occupation. It also marks over a year occ
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One day we all woke up.Every one of us really woke up. We dreamed ourselves awake.Nothing moreneeded to be giveneverything alreadywas given between us.
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I\'ll start with the conclusion. You don\'t solve ethnic or racial problems by criticizing the system. You solve ethnic and racial problems by winning at the system. That is, over the last 30 years, a lot of academia has be
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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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 My grey shadowMy grey shadow by Bohdan Yuri
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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I\'ve worked with environmentalists and “green fanatics” as I like to affectionately call them. I love their simplistic logic according to which pollution and carbon emissions and desertification are all caused by greed. And that if
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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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Promises are very much made to be broken, and the Biden administration is proving to be no exception.  In a moral fit, the Biden White House has gone through the ranks of
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I had returned back To the family farm And I lay on the grass Looking up at the falling starsReminiscing my boyhood years;
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I believe that the One World which is emerging can come into existence only if a New Man comes into being - a man who has emerged from the archaic ties of blood and soil, and who feels himself to be a citizen of the wor
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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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So you are young or very young and want to build a life project. But you don\'t know where to start. You need to know that there are two types of economies around the world. Some countries are what I call “knowledge-b
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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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They dangled Their legs overThe pier unawareOf the billowing Grey skies,orThe cold wind Scudding
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I\'ll attempt to give a somewhat comprehensive anthropological survey of Chinese and Korean students in Western countries like the UK, the USA, Canada or France, and of course Australia and New Zealand. That\'s where you\'ll find the majority o
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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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The general idea is you want to have a big project for life and several side-projects for life. The project takes shape, evolves, encounters new realities as you enter the future. How does this work? In real lif
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That\'s what you get forspinning around incoherently, blissed out to Roberta Flack nailing Leonard Cohen, drunk off blackberry Kir\'s a
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk! Former President Trump in an interview late Tuesday said that he is hopeful that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, runs
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Forget the global university rankings of any list.  The global university promotion exercise is filled with snake oil and perfumed refuse, an effort to corrupt the unknowi
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Having just finished reading Thomas Sowell\'s “intellectuals and society”, the author wonderfully points out how intellectuals can be misled, and can be misleading, including by believing false theories, or myths that are constantly
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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
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March 15 marks the international day against police brutality, repression and criminalization and police forces all around the world have decided to celebrate it by brutally attacking peaceful demonstrators, repressing funda
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The true colors of life are black and white, and not the sparkling candles of impression that reside in the delights of double rainbows.  These carefree hues are kodacrome impo
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Classical economics has it that “skills mismatch in the job market” and “lack of skilled labor” and “brain drain” are the main causes for high unemployment in the third world. But, I had
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On March 15, 1997, the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality in Montreal hel
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March 15th; World Consumer Rights Day will be held around the globe to recognise ou
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Isabella Rodriguez arrived late to work this morning. She stayed up all night to care for her baby daughter who was burning with fever. Still exhausted by the lack of sleep, she waited until her sister dropped by to mind her
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This is the sort of stuff barnacles clinging on the antiquated raft known as British Royalty were waiting for.  One of the royal couples makes a dash for it, shirking and
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Since I like to come up with theories and frameworks about everything, might as well come up with a new theory for personality.
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March 14th; the theme for 2012 was Donate - Kidneys for Life - Receive. So
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There\'s what I like to call the “military barracks brain.” Then there\'s the “how can I make my people great” brain. Then there\'s the “free brain.” All three types of brains have their
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Ο ανέμελος εχθρός της δημοκρατίας
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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
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March 13th; cult leader Adolpho de Jesus Constanzo sacrifices another human victim at
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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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Happiness can be hard to define. I could define happiness as “the absence of threats” and “enjoying a good social reputation.” These are of course abstract notions, but the absence of threats usually means enjoying physi
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Wash the soot from my soul,I\'ve burned too manyalong the road.there isn\'t a war conspiredthat will douse the firesof man\'s most hateful desires.
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
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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
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Is the kind of manwho feels as if he will be apprehendedby the holy ghost at any momentThe kind of ma
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I\'ve discussed depression in the past, and the cures for depression. I\'ve hinted more than once that I was not all for depression medication (sorry, big pharma) unless perhaps depression turns into psychosis, but you want to consult with a go
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE!
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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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\"Lay me down\"The child Cries in the streetDies in the street.
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The European Union has been keeping up appearances in encouraging the equitable distribution of vaccines to combat SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19.  Numerous statements speak to the need to back the COVAX scheme, to ensure equity and
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For more Worming, HERE!
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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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All about Eve(for my parents)    I’ve been living underground    like graffiti, the grunge scene,grav
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Then, the entity got off the armchair and walked towards Doug. The two men were now standing close to each other, with Doug positioned in front of the window, and Fin leaning against the wall beside it, facing his companion
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
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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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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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The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country’s seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan.  None are particularl
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You treat me like soiled underwear.I work my way through.I gave up jitterbug dancing, that cha-cha-chá,all my eccentric moves, theatric acting, poetry slams.
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk! Former President Trump on Thursday lashed out at the internet and especially against Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and I
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March 5th; Students everywhere will be participating in World Spelling Day! Spelling is s
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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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Her face aged and Weathered with time,Shone with wisdom;She has seen it all,The rise and fall.
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4 March 1892 - 17 September 1938 At a time when civil society voices in Russia are being increasingly restricted, and there are wide-spread arrests of intelle
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Kyriakos ‘Koulis’ Mitsotakis, became Prime minister of Greece after democratic and free elections on July 8th, 2019. Since then democracy and freedom are suffering and Greece has turn into a police state under th
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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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Every power worth its portion of salt in the Levant these days seems to be doing it.  On February 25, President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Syria.
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For more Alex Vannini\'s Curriculum, HERE! For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE!
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3rd March, 1931; Cab Calloway makes music history when he records “Minnie
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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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World Cup Cricket took all Melbourne by storm,You were at MCG to add your miteTo seventy thousand fans that to see teams’ formThronged stee
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Council of Europe fights for your Right to Know, tooBy Eugene Matos de Lara & Audrey Beaulieu “
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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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It was a brutal way to go, and it had the paw prints of the highest authorities.  On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian insider turned outsider, was murde
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They say you owed money butwho knows to whomthe sheriff neverbothered to lookNo matter too much chatterin the backgro
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Aries ( 21 March–19 April )- This is a perfect month to promote and position yourself for advancement. Move forward with your eyes wide open. You won\'t want to miss a beat. Focus on bettering yourself and what you have to offer.
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March 1st; self Injury Awareness Day - Self-injury or self harming is when a
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On bridges are stated the limits in tonsof the loads they can bear.But I’ve never yet found one that can bear morethan we do. Although we are not made of roman freestone
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“I will repeat that when humans die Doug, both their material bodies and their spirit are being recycled, they return to their source. Your flesh is being reabsorbed by the Earth which made it, while your soul, if it i
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One of the major tragedies frequently bewailed by historians is the destruction of the library at Alexandria which contained many ancient scrolls and much valuable information ranging from works by ancient Greek phi
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For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
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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
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February 28th 1928; \"I\'m worried about all the people in New Orleans. Tell them
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Successive Malaysian administrations have hidden the real incidence of poverty in the country for decades. The government narrative asserts that it has reduced poverty from 50 percent in 1970 to almost eliminating it –
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Roberto Assagioli (1888-1974) set out a path to the Higher Self with the power of the will.  Roberto Assagioli, whose birth anniversary we mark on 27 February was a close co-worker  of both Sigmund Freud
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
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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 Algeri
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I love to hear the voices of childrenthe sweet, melodious voices of children.
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
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February 26th 1993; a bomb explodes in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Centre i
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Rudolf Steiner: 25 February 1861- 30 March 1925 Man is not a being who stands still; he is a being in the process of becomin
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The day moves With poetry as
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February 25th 1873; there was a time in America, early in the last cent
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25th February, 1964; Cassius Clay, defeated Sonny Liston when Liston retired at the
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There is a good deal of astronomical activity these days to search for life beyond what we know on this planet . At this time there is no positive evidence of extra-terrestrial life apparent. One of the fundamental difficult
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We that gripped hard at what felt like land’s endWondered at you who only saw what wonderland vast meantIn icy sheets all stretching to south pole’s iceland     
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As the winter season progresses, it is evident that there will be no easy way out of the Covid-19 crisis, or the government imposed lockdowns. Any hope people had with the arrival of the vaccines, are slowly being
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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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You\'ll notice how when people explain Albert Einstein\'s theory of relativity they use all kinds of complex language. From “speed of light” to “light years” to “space-time conjecture” to other words you\'ll
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We all have our ways to deal with information. President Eisenhower used to rank files by order of priority, starting with the most urgent, and leaving the less urgent documents at the bottom of the pile. That way, he was sure to read the impor
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If you read any economics textbook, you\'ll find that the economy is about supply meeting demand. And you\'ll find that there needs to be equilibrium between supply and demand. I see things slightly differently. To me, the
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January 4th 1785; on this day, the older of the two Grimm brothers, Jacob, is
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January 4th 1986; Phil Lynott, the former lead singer of the rock band Thin Lizzy, died from heart failure and pneumonia after an 11-day fight for his life. The 36-year-old rock star had been admitted to Salisbury Hospital in Wiltshire with a s
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Memories are thick of this: the respectful, even reverential German introduction of a comedy sketch; the scratchy string orchestral music that adds a layering of anticipation.
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Fin slowly stands up while holding his head down, walks towards the darkest part of the room and stands where light and shadow meet, separating the room by creating a border between them. Then he slowly turns back towards Do
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In the last 20 years, many people around the world studied foreign languages, mainly English. Mainly because “English is a requirement to get a job and work in a globalized world.” Some learned English rather na
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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.
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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
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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
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A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.Definition of Health,Preamble of the World H
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I honor youYour fiercenessand devotionTo family and friends Your calling to be a teacherand your love of nature Of God\
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In today\'s and yesterday\'s world, art education, be it painting, sculpture or music, was about looking at the big picture and producing the big picture. Or about “creativity” or creating a new piece. Problem is: teachers never rea
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January 2nd 1962. The Weavers, one of the most significant popular-music groups of
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A year ago, in a very similar New Year’s editorial, I was talking about a difficult year ahead. The
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I felt like an eagle,I soared with my Wings outstretched Flying over the Landscape of my life;
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Voorspoedige nuwe jaarKul \'am wa antum bikhair
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Even
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The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces the grimmest of prospects come January 4.  On that day, the unsympathetic judicial head of D
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How different people I have encountered define “genius.” -”Genius doesn\'t exist. All men are stupid... but don\'t you dare call me or my loved ones “stupid.” The rest of the world, wel
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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
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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
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There are at present disruptive forces and people who are involved with the solidifying mutations of our current society and how they are attempting, somewhat successfully, to undermine the basic forces and institutions whic
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Filling the espionage ranks with legions of the non-belonging comes with its share of risk.  The process is counter-intuitive, putting stock in skill and aptitude above th
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Let\'s say my name is Yossi Gatt and I\'m 18 years old. I was born in 2002. I just graduated high school and got accepted by Harvard University. I go to the stock market and need to raise 160,000 dollars in shares to pay fo
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A flurry of them has been expected, and just prior to Christmas, US President Donald Trump waved his wand of pardon with vigour.  On December 22, the president issued fift
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in handwoven Amish wicker baskets, sealed in glass mason jars with blue and pink
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Let\'s imagine a closed house. Mommy gets paid to cook. Mommy employs daughter 1 who helps her cook and pays daughter 1 wages. Daddy owns the bank and insurance services, his wife and kids pay him money in case disas
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A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.Definition of Health, Preamble of the World
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I\'m not French, not did I ever try to be French. But like DeGaulle, I have for a long time had my own  “certain idea about France.” To me, France is a great place to observe the clash between socia
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Australia has various advantages as an island continent.  It is monumental and only accessible in the most impractical ways. 
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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
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Think that electricity becomes heat which then mutates into boiling water in its turn. Whose energy is being transferred onto the matter of the vegetables that become food for you to eat, so that you can sustain yourself and
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Capitalism and patriotism do not share the same stable. When those in the business of accumulating profits suggest a love for flag and country, be wary.  Wars might take p
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Threats and arbitrary arrests of doctors in Belarus for having treated people injured in the country’s demonstrations are facing strong condemnation from the World Medical Association. Protests have been taking place i
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It was a hurried dash and came just before the end of the transition period.  The UK and the European Union have reached an agreement on the torturously long road of Brexi
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Christmas in ParisI.When mother died, she got to think about her father,This man she never knew.All she knew was t
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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
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I am definitely not the right person to talk about the religious influence of Christmas to people. Still I do understand the message and somehow I appla
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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHRISTMAS RABBIT A NEW ERA
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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
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I went among the crowds.  I stood in the Valley of Dry Bones.  The voice of conscience cried out of me, “Shall these dry bones rise again?”  I could not answer.
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In my dark heartLies the majesty of my soul,In my dark thoughts
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We in the Western world are accustomed to making friends based on shared interests. I love sports, so I\'ll make friends who also like sports. I love chatting about politics, so I\'ll meet like-minded friends. I love fashion and accessories, so
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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
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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
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The mind changer in Downing Street has struck again.  With UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the helm, changes of direction are compulsive, natural and sudden. The U-Turn
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On a journey to nowhere,I arrived at now.The surrounding skyWithdrew into a hole;Lights turned off,A change in scenery.
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How being the elder son or the younger son or daughter could affect behavior, personality, and life in general. An informal study using a large sample. Growing up as an only child I\'ll focus on
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
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While President Trump pouts and plots, and President-elect Biden anticipates and appoints, there is an October news clipping from Sonia Perez of the Associated Press that I have not been able to get out of my head. Tucked in a small corner on p
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The number of figures extolling the merits of Britain’s Westminster system and how it supposedly embodies a glorious model of democracy are too numerous to mention. 
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Ever since the written press and newspapers were made available online for free, the press has lost basically its entire revenue source. In the newspaper era, revenue usually involved individual copy sales, plus, advertisin
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For more Worming, HERE!
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9 and 10 December 2020 marked the one month anniversary of the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh known as Artsakh by the Armenians. The ceasefire was negotiated by Russia between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The agreement was signed
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Public health is no excuse to keep business and patriotism at bay.  Not a very humanitarian sentiment, but then again, healing the sick and preserving the healthy can beco
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If someone in my current neighborhood came up to me and said: “I\'m going to open a two-story Starbucks-like café with comfortable furniture, Wi-Fi access, and a range of coffee and snack products on the menu, ranging from cappuccino
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For more \'Then, Again\', HERE! For more
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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
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Sixteen is the birthday of hope and optimism. It marks the end of childhood and the beginning of that awkward part before adulthood. Time for dreams and objectives, for rebelling and rise.
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Has it really been a year since I last sat down to pen an editorial in celebration of an Ovi birthday? Wow, where has the time gone? Let’s see…. what has happened in the past 365 days since I last appeared on the
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There are two questions I get asked every now and then: what is Ovi Magazine, and how did you come to write for Ovi Magazine. Ovi Magazine was “born” on December 20, 2004, the work of three expats based in Finla
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December 20th. The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one
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OK. AI can defeat the very best at chess of at Chinese checkers. Those are two highly strategic games, where computers are programmed in ways not to attack, but to be very, very defensive. That is, in chess or checkers, com
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Fin resumes his intellection, while Doug moves closer to him, by positioning himself towards the edge of the bed on the right. He was willing to take all this seriously and allow Fin to get his point across. Besides, he migh
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Governments that issue press releases about the abuse of human rights tend to avoid close gazes at the mirror.  Doing so would be telling.
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Ο κοροναϊός φεύγει, ο ανέμ
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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
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In 1983, in a country where drug use had become an epidemic, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad rammed through what was regarded as some of the world’s toughest drug toughest programs. Authorities developed an i
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Another guide to prevent our kids and adults from getting hooked on drugs. Scenario 1: Jane Doe\'s parents are divorced. Jane\'s mother lives in Florida and her father lives in Ohio. Jane is 16 and chose to live wit
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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
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As the present world order weakens, the mega confrontations have appeared more likely: On its post-Soviet revival quest, Russia becomes increasingly assertive in Euro-MED theatre and beyond. The Sino-American relations are i
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need poems againit may need moreof them here with usin times of survivalunder the living room floor, in our memories, a root cellar of
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Frequently asked questions on how to use social media. Q: I just got a job. Should I add my new colleagues on social media? A: It depends what kind of social media user you are. If you\'ve been
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For more Then, Again, HERE! For more Ovi Cartoons,
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Warring over fish in the twenty-first century might seem an unlikely proposition.  But the deployment of four Royal Navy ships to deter European fishing vessels from encro
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I\'m a member of a great website called “goodreads.com.” It\'s a great website to keep track of your readings, of what you\'ve read, and to retrieve the titles of books that you read that you would otherwise not remember.
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Golden LightBy Ian C Smith You stare obliquely,helmet lustrous through decades,pride etched with sadness.
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
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December 16th, English novelist Jane Austen is born on this day in 1775, t
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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
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For a year now, we have been waiting for a break-through, a decisive action from the EU in support towards two of its members; Greece and Cyprus. Their territorial integrity has been challenged by the neighboring Turkey, how
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“Never Again.”  These words are used with boring, stage managed frequency by political and company figures who should know better.
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Physicists tend to agree that the universe was born out of a massive explosion that led to the proliferation of chemicals and stars and rocks around the universe. And those chemicals spread around the universe. But then, wh
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The World Medical Association has expressed its profound alarm after amputation sentences on four men were upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. The four prisoners, convicted of robbery, are to have four fingers on their rig
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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
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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.
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With the death on 26 November 2020 of Sadeq Al-Mahdi a major figure of modern Sudanese politics leaves the scene at a time of deep transitions within Sudan. Sadeq was the great grandson of Mehammed Ahmed who in the 1880s pro
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I followed My thoughts As they floatedOut through the Billowing curtains And the half closed Blue door shu
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A few additional frequently asked questions about dating and relationships. Q: I\'m a woman. How do I recognize a womanizer at a date? A: Simple. But counterintuitive. If a guy you meet at a dat
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On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 Oc
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December 14th 1900; German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbre
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For a moment there was silence between the two. Then Doug turned towards Fin, with a child’s eyes that has just realised how bold and naughty it was, seeking forgiveness, love, and acceptance by its parents.
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Before the January 4 ruling of District Judge Vanessa Baraitser in the extradition case of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher will continue to endure the ordeal of cold prison facilities while being menaced by a C
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About a century ago, an experiment was designed to figure out how many degrees of separation there were between human beings around the world. That is, on average, how many people would I need to talk to before reaching any
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Η μακελάρισσα ανεμελιά του Αυριανισ
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World Violin day is celebrated on 13th of December every year. Just twelve days before
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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
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For the last twenty years at least, there are a lot of wrong-doings to blame the EU leadership, still you can never blame them for lack of cynic pragmatism or strong self preservation even against a member state of the Union
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Leafing – or in this case scrolling through – the commemorative
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Common misconception: rape and sexual assault takes place in the streets or at the workplace. Happens sometimes, but very rare. Below are the most common scenarios for tragic sexual assault and rape cases. For information a
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For more For the Moment, HERE!
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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.
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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
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Security think tanks are the leeches of industry.  Attached to their appropriate field, they compile analysis that is supposedly masterful, insightful and even useful.
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If all the pencils and pens in the world disappeared,
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That\'s what high school career counselors say. Then that\'s what college career counselors say. Then HR staff and CEOs say something completely different. The system is a little bit messy in a lot of countries.
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December 11th; International Mountain Day. On the occasion of the 10th anniversa
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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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Australia-China Relationship Chills Policymakers persist in US-centric orientation to their detriment Since the beginning of 2
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In the 19th century and early 20th century, school was about training good soldiers. In the mid-to-late 20th century, school was about training good factory workers. This century, school should
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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
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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.
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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!!!
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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
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An Unused but not Forgotten Standard of World Law
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The sacred tree Stands in the mist And snowAnd has stood Since the   Beginning of Time.
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These are things that might have been done earlier.  During the last, flickering days of the Trump administration, activity is being witnessed across countries which have
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December 9th. Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon tha
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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
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At last we managed to see the end of the US Presidential Election 2020 saga,
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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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Much complaint can be had of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force
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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
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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
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With President-elect Biden set to enter the White House next January, a question many people are asking is how best to use President Obama in the next administration? I have a proposal. H
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Clay foot diplomacy is all the rage in Canberra, and the Australian government has become a solid practitioner.  Having stuck its neck out across continents and seas to pr
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December 7th is the International Civil Aviation Day. On the occasion of its 50th an
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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
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If one were to get into the head of Australian government MP Andrew Hastie, a security tangle of woe would no doubt await.  Having been a captain with the Special Air Serv
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There are uncertain times like these where the future is unclear. The truth is, from my perspective, the future is always unclear and uncertain. But many people around the world assume that the future will be as predictable as the past was.
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Without doubt most conversations about Brexit’s day-after are filled with speculation from both sides, however the feeling is that there is a crit
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Will they ever learn?  When former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton announced that they would publicly take a vaccine against COVID-19, National Public Radio seemed impressed.  “Who better to promote a
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Having spent a lot of time teaching, here are some observations I made, before I introduce a new paradigm and submit it for discussion. -The problem with small class sizes. From a teacher\'s perspective, small class sizes (
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Malaysia’s Democratic Charade Built-in abuses designed to keep government in power One of the initiatives put in places
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“Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen is both immoral and incoherent.”  So
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There are two myths that almost any therapist will be taught in universities and during their certifications. First myth: your patients will be deviants who want to kill their fathers so they can marry their mothers
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Europe’s Cyber ResilienceA False Sense of Security in the Private Sector as a Warning Sign and Means to Assess the Effectiveness
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December 4th, 1952; deadly smog created by the smoke soot and sulphur dioxide from the factories, cars and coal fires in local homes begins to hover over London, England, which continues for four days, leading to the deaths of at least 12,000 p
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I have two methods when I write articles. One is reading thick books and trying to find what common wisdom is in there. The second is reading the press and listening to people, and trying to find out what their common wisdom there is.
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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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With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for cabinet.
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December 3rd; International Day of Disabled Persons.  Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability.
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December 3rd; the film director, writer and actor John Cassavetes
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On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received
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December 3rd, 1984; Thousands of people die from the effects of toxic gases which leaked from Bhopal Union Carbide Factory near the central Indian city of Bhopal. The leak also caused injuries to nearly 250,000 more with over 10,000 have since
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A soul Flows like water,It flows over Mountains and valleys,
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Parts of the universe explained in simple and simplistic terms. Just for fun, entertainment, and understanding where we\'re from. -If you were like me, you played pinball as a kid, and played pinball back when the only alte
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December 2nd; the International Day for the Abolition of Slaverymarks t
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In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures.  Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take place in accordance with an i
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Short answers to common unsolved linguistics problems. Problem: why is Basque an “isolate language” with no clear connection to any other language? Answer: European languages have th
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You start this month in fine form - your energy, charisma, effectiveness and sense of timing would be great. You will charge ahead and accomplish you goals. Your determination a
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From a political perspective, Donald Trump\'s behavior is utterly nonsensical. But when viewed through the lens of philosophy and psychology (which happens to be my particular academic training), his actions are not all that
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Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations.  David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and Juli
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A very brief, somewhat straightforward guide to understanding drug use for prevention purposes. Marijuana Marijuana users tend to pick up the habit in schools, in universities or later in life.
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Το μίσος που πυροδότησε κ
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The Wall is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. Presented a
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November 30th 1934; the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
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A few nostalgic types still believe that the Union Jack continues to flutter to sighs and reverence over outposts of the world, from the tropics to the desert.  They would
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Emotional blackmail is often defined as “the threat of withdrawing emotional support if certain lines are crossed.” That wouldn\'t be my definition of emotional blackmail. Because there are relatively few instan
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November 29th. In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on t
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In politics and despite to what we see in the surface even from a sociopath like Donald Trump, there is always a plan, a strategy. Things don’t happen randomly even though luck and calamities occasionally have a part t
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Death by pestilence,Congealed lungsAnd sallow skin Clinging to bones,Vacant stares And empty streets,Bowls
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Le travail de réconciliation des mémoires entre la France et ses anciennes colonies en Algérie, en Afrique, au Proche Orient, en Asie et ailleurs ne peut, à mon avis, se faire que dans le cadre d\'un travail mémoriel qu
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The application round for the University of Eastern Finland’s Master\'s degree programmes taught in English opens on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and closes on Wednesday 20 January 2021. Finnish and international applicants
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“Well, look at you, Cheyenne,” Cheyenne’s Mama said with genuine surprise. “I have never known you to volutarily pick up the hen’s eggs out of the Chicken Coop without my having to threaten a grounding, Little Miss
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As chief conductor of the saint factory, Pope John Paul II was always going to be, in time, canonised.  Almost 500 saints were created under his watch.
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A few additional reflections on startups. Why some succeed and many fail. Notes in no particular order. -The “messy” startup. A grocery store is simple to operate. You purchase fridges and freezers and shelves,
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For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
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November 27th 1940; On this day in 1940, the actor and martial-arts expert Bruce Lee is born in San Francisco, California. In his all-too-brief career, Lee became a film star in Asia, and a pop-culture icon, posthumously, in America.
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The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was a
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Common sense “food for thought” on what a resume and cover letter should look like. Notes in no particular order. -First one, big one. After putting my name, address, email etc. on my resume, I would start by a
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Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now pri
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\"Anarchy in the U.K.\" is a song by the British punk rock band the Sex
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When Malaysia’s Yang di-Pertuan Agong, or king Al-Sultan Abdullah Al-Haj rejected Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s request to declare a state of emergency on October 25, many sections of Malaysia cheered him on.
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November 25th, the United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution designating November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The resolution, which was introduced by the Dominican Republic, marked the anniv
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The 8 November 2020 elections for the two houses of the Myanmar Parliament were carried out with little violence. The National League for Democracy (NLD) headed by Aung San Suu Kyi won some 80 percent of the open seats. The
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Maybe your friend or close one is suicidal and you don\'t know it. So here are signs that can help you save a life. Suicide signs are often misunderstood. If your best friend of loved one makes a long, passionate, i
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November 24th 1963; the man accused of assassinating the US President, John F Kennedy, was shot dead in a Dallas police station. Lee Harvey Oswald, a 24-year-old former Marine, was being transferred from police headquarters to the county jail,
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As the EU has postponed to make any decision on Turkey\'s aggression towards two of its members, Greece and Cyprus, until later this year, it is evident that coming into an agreement won\'t be easy. Witnessing how Poland and
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Masks can prove liberating.  The hidden face affords security.  Obnoxious authority breathes better, hiding in comfort.
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There are basically two types of depression: there\'s biological depression, and psychological depression. Biological depression has to do with hormonal imbalances in the body and the brain and is difficult to treat
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
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November 23rd 1874; on this day, Thomas Hardy\'s novel Far from the Madding Crowd is publ
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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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“I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together.”  So
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A lot of people claim to have predicted the future several times. Some claim to swear to have been thinking about a long-lost friend when that long-lost friend called them out of the blue. Some claim that they had a strange urge or feeling at t
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November 22nd 1963; the President of the United States was assassinated by a gunman in Dallas, Texas. John F Kennedy was hit in the head and throat when three shots were fired at his open-topped car. The presidential motorcade was travelling th
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What has happened in USA the last four years and what’s going on this minute with Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat, has changed US democracy for years to come if not for ever especially if radical jurispruden
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One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran.  Every messianic state craves clearly
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Pre-COVID, the economy around the world centered on this principle: borrow first, pay later. In a “borrow first, pay later” economy, the assumption is that sources of income are “stable” or
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
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November 21st 1976, Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone as the underdog prize-fighter Rocky Balboa, debuts in New York City. The movie, which opened in theatres across the United States on December 3, 1976, was a huge box-office hit and received
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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.
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Fictional character Barney Stinson is famous for his playbook. A series of 50 hilarious tricks Barney Stinson plays to sleep with women, many of which could get him arrested for “date rape.” But celebrities, and
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For more Worming, HERE!
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November 20th 1945; the International Military Tribunal for the Prosecution of Major War Criminals of the European Axis begins trying German war criminals at Nuremberg, Germany, on this day in 1945. Following Germany\'s defeat in World War II,
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Australia’s Migration Advice Industry in Disarray New regulation causes more problems than it solves Australia’s D
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Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media.  One, currently in London’s Belmarsh Prison, is facing the prospect of ex
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Some things drug dealers and drug addicts tell kids (and adults) to get them hooked. -”If you do drugs your grades will shoot way up! You\'ll ace every single test! Drugs make you creative and enhance your mem
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On the eve of the resumed meeting of the World Health Assembly next week, the World Medical Association has again called for representatives from Taiwan to be granted observer status.
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November 19th 1969; Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Be
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November 19th 1969; Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro\'s Maracana stadium. It was a major milestone in an illustrious career that included three World Cup champio
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Jacques Maritain was a French intellectual who spent the years of World War Two in Princeton in the U.S.A. He was a friend of the anti-Nazi German author Thomas Mann who also lived in Princeton. Both men were among the activ
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I imagine Myself on a ship In the harbour Of AlexandriaCatching the stars With an astrolabe,In the city of Hypatia
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Who am I to teach anyone lessons? Below is just a general overview of how people who base their life on competition behave, versus how people who base their life on strategy behave. Competition-
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
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November 18th 1928; Walt Disney\'s Mickey Mouse debuts in NY in \"Steamboat Willie\". Mickey is piloting a steamboat when Captain Pete comes to the bridge and throws him off. They stop to pick up cargo. Minnie just misses t
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November 18th 1793; The Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France. the Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre — is one of the world\'s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. It is a central landm
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If we are being honest with ourselves, the work for all of us has really just begun. For half the country, Trump was the great leader who would take it all on. To the other half, he represented a scapegoat for every problem
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“The worst case scenario is a new pandemic, starting all over again out of Denmark,” came the words of a grave Kåre Mølbak, director of the Danish health authorities, the State Serum Institute.
 Working and competingWorking and competing by Joseph Gatt
Working means you\'re giving something. It\'s usually giving something in exchange for something. It could be a product in exchange for money. It could be a service in exchange for money. It could be more complex sc
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A warning that the age old physician-patient relationship is under threat, has come from the World Medical Association.
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November 17th 1973; Despite the harsh repressive measures of the military Junta during the seven-year dictatorship of 1967-1973 in Greece - the imprisonments, displacements, mass trials in emergency courts-martial, torture, moc
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As we reflect on current armed conflicts on which the Association of World Citizens has proposed measures for conflict resolution : - Nagorno-Karabakh, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine-Donetsk-Lougansk- Russia - we ask ourselves if we
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“Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria’s government.”Sissy Eileen Austin,
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The stereotype goes like this: there are very few women in science, technology, math and engineering because women lack the analytical mind that men have. That is, they say, women are better at “describing” when men are better at
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on 16 November 1945. Its stated purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international co
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Even that title strikes an odd note.  It should not.  The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists
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A brief guidebook for tourism policy.
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Αμέρικα, σήμε
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November 15th 1859; on this day Charles Dickens\' serialized novel, A Tale of Two Cities, comes
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A sense of redundancy might encourage calm.  The job is done, however well or poorly.  The legacy charted.
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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
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Some observations and thoughts on learning foreign languages inside and outside the classroom. -The experience everyone has. You take 200 hours of Hebrew lessons. Or 400 hours of French lessons. Or 800 hours of Mand
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In the depths ofThe liquid blueFloating in Solitude.
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Whatever stance taken by followers of the British Labour Party on the subject of antisemitism within its ranks, the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn must be seen as an exercise of muscle on the part of Sir Keir Starmer.
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The World Medical Association has called on the international health community to express their concern about human rights violations on the Uighur people, a Muslim ethnic minority being detained in China’s Xinjiang re
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November 13th 1850; on this day Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure
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As much as good health is important for life so is social and emotional intelligence and parents seem to understand it best during these times. Many develop a high SI (Social Intelligence)  from getting out and interact
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27 September 2020 marked the start of a renewed armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh among the forces of Azerbaijan, the Armenian-populated Republic of Artsakh, and Armenia. The conflict has provoked a loss of life and the des
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Another medical paper. Dependent personality disorder is a well-known and well-studied condition, one where an individual has huge anxiety problems when left alone. The individual\'s anxiety when left alone can incl
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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
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Sorry Tale of Malaysian PM’s Survival in PowerContinuing political Instability is a product of the politicians seeking power and perks
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The announcement that Pfizer Inc., along with its collaborative partner BioNTech SE, had come up with a successful vaccine candidate to combat the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
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Another medical science paper. New recruits are often misunderstood. Some of them do very well on the job, adapt very quickly, and blend in very quickly. But, there is a fairly common condition,
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Taking for granted … Be waryBy Honourable Donald J. Johnston The title of these comments is inspired by my personal expe
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November 11th 1852; on this day, the Saturday Evening Gazette publishes \"T
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Whatever was set to happen on November 3, President Donald J. Trump would not lose.  Falling in that establishment firebreak against democracy known as the Electoral Colle
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Anyone who has lived a while,Accumulated times that should not have been,Suffers, not from misdirections, not from what was,But from what was not, butNe
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My second medical science paper. My first paper was on a psychiatric condition I called the “culture shock syndrome” which could be revised and updated. This paper is on a psychiatric condition I will call the
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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.
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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/
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Let Planet Earth be sovereign at last. Planet Earth alone will be our sovereign song Velimir Khlebnikov Velimir Khlebnikov was a
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He tried hate speech and voter intimidation. He endorsed gerrymandering and photo ID laws. He declared the election illegal before the first votes were counted and said he was uncertain about a peaceful transfer of power. In
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Friends. Let me tell you why books scare you. Your high school teachers and college professors discussed books at length. Very often, your high school teachers and college professors did not read the books that they
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A Recipe For The War By Zlatko Hadžidedić, Adnan Idrizbegović There is a widespread view that Germany\'s policy
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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
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“A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.” ― Theodore Roosevelt, 
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It was now the turn of other states to vent about, and at, the United States.  The 2020 US presidential elections were coming down to a razor sharp wire.
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Notes and speculations on the existence of extraterrestrial life, in no particular order. -The general assumption is that the universe is made up of planets made of rock and stars made of helium (let\'s call it fire
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November 8th 1847; on this day, Bram Stoker, author of the horror novel “Drac
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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
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The next four years will determine where and how all the accumulated economic resources will be spent. The decisions will affect those suffering from rainy days to come. Targeted spending will sow seeds for innovation, techn
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I sighed Beneath aSpreading Chestnut tree As darkness stalked The night like a black swan Gliding above th
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The current education system in most countries is about playing the system. Let\'s discuss my middle school and high school friend and call him X. X could not stay single. He had this dating cycle with girls where h
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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
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As the present world order weakens, the mega confrontations have appeared more likely: On its post-Soviet revival quest, Russia becomes increasingly assertive in Euro-MED theatre and beyond. The Sino-American relations are i
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The great bard remarks in Henry VI: Part II that all the lawyers ought to be killed.  In entertaining this homicidal formula, William Shakespeare had yet to encounter that
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Simply put, political and economic theory evolved with technology. First, there was no International Postal Union. So communicating with written mail was a little complicated, as letters often took too much time to
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On 6 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 Novembe
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November 6th 1856; “Scenes of Clerical Life”, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
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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
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Ever since the killing of the French teacher Samuel Paty in a Paris suburb on October the 16th, France-and potentially Europe has entered another circle of violence and bloodshed. Samuel was targeted by a teenage muslim refu
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“Ambition is the subtlest Beast of the Intellectual and Moral Field,” wrote John Adams to his son, John Quincy Adams, in January, 1794. “It is wonderfully adroit in concealing itself from its owner.
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Lending money to someone is a militant act. The idea is if you lend your friend 5 bucks so he can buy lunch, and that he promises that his parents will give him money and that he will pay back tomorrow, that\'s a militant act. You\'re basically
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For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
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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
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Protests Open New Divisions in Thai Society Students fight against the tide of history Thailand is currently engulfed by daily
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It’s an oxymoron with a long history: American democracy.  In referring to the United States, it does not exist.  Nor
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Professors and regular people look at my writing and sometimes go like “that can\'t be academic writing, that\'s too simple!” To many people, academic writing is one of two things: -It\'s either writ
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The spreading of fake news and discredited science by world leaders has led to many people dying and others being exposed to Covid-19, according to the departing President of the World Medical Association. In his valedictory
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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
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Despite negotiations for a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the fighting continues. The conflict becomes increasingly complex as other States become involved, in particular Turkey bu
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Four years of Donald Trump have left US democracy deeply wounded. However, never forget that the wounding has started long before with Donald Trump and
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The demand for this paper is for the following people and organizations: “I want to deal with \'clean\' organizations and want to avoid working with corrupt organizations. What signs should I look for?” Corrupti
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For more \'Then, Again\' HERE!
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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
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In a post on Twitter, Turkey’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu, announced l
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In 2016, Australian Major General Jeff Sengelman approached the then chief of the Australian army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell
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This article will be a commentary on the saying “teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.” -You could give the man a rod and teach him how to fish at a pond. Maybe he\'ll catch 5 or 10 fish a day. That\'s n
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For more Nuttley HERE!
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What I call the “knowledge workers” tend to leave any country mainly for two reasons: -It\'s impossible to make ends meet in their home countries, and there are no perspectives of getting a job that will
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - An excellent month to move forward with your plans and ideas. Trust in this divine timing and move ahead.. Do not hesitate or doubt yourself, as this is a favorable time. You wi
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November 1st 1871; on this day Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, is born
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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
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Pain is a broken mirror.  What?  You don’t believe that suffering is glass?  My eyes have been shattered by tears for many years.  Look!  Is this a human face?  No!  It is a mockery e
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The Jack-be-nimble, with his trick,Leaped above the candlestick,Occupied a time and space
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Πάρτι Χαλούμι
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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
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Is international relations a field for cautious minds, marked by permanent setbacks, or terrain where the bold are encouraged to seize the day?  In terms of dealing with t
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Hurray to the Gonera beesthat attacked but did not kill the boywho had wondered awayfound himself stuckin a mouthless cave, aware out therewas light waiting to be se
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Human trafficking is a serious issue. A dramatic issue. A tragic issue. Prostitutes are often glorified as women (or men) who engage in the world\'s “most enjoyable” activity (sex) in exchange for the wo
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Where is a Will – there is BrazilSociety 2020, despite the Pandemics By Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg
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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
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\"When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll\". -Susan B. Anthony
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Reservations at eightat our favorite table,you were fashionably late, a less than cherished fable. you ordered the usual wineI, a double blue label.in our most best of times
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A few myths and mistakes when it comes to career planning, in no particular order. Mistake number 1: telling teenagers not to focus on a career goal, and to focus on school instead. You know the
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The Turkish Government’s recent announcement that it intends to dismantle the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) ‘to protect patients and the profession from terrorists’ has been strongly criticised by the W
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October 29th 1740; James Boswell is born on this day in Edinburgh to an
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Geneva On Friday 23 October 2020, Stephanie Williams, the U.N. acting Special Envoy for Libya said that the representatives of the parties in Geneva had agree
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Play, and Let me dreamAn eternalBliss, anAbyss.
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The Euro is complex turf. Everyone loves some of it. But many think it was a bad idea. Few are sure why it was a bad idea. The good idea about the Euro and its launch on January 1st 1999 as a banking currency, and January 1
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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
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In Europe minus the UK there is no academic job crisis. For a simple reason. Either in countries like France and Belgium the ministry of education supervises tenure, and getting tenure means taking a state-run one-y
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(For Hector Telles (1940-2009)She who comes flying from the “Region of Light” like an “Eagle of Fire”Your words, now unspoken,    linger
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Watch brands do not tend to circulate as discussion topics in the Australian federal parliament.  Time watching is a more functional affair. But Australia Post’s Chi
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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
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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
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Iran, Russia and electoral interference.  It is all part of the delicious mess that any observer of US politics has come to expect.
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The Sage Straight upright in position lotus, all those points about he co-relates.Within he vanishes, swift enters the Self, the rising energies exacerbate.
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The media is really about making a buck or two and keeping readers hooked. In most Western democracies, the media keeps readers hooked by running stories about individual celebrities and their failed marriages, erratic pers
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For more \'Then, Again\' HERE!
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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
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October 26th 1900, writer Henry James first writes to Edith Wharton, whom he
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She has known pain all her life, has taken cou
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It was all a fitting reminder of Bertolt Brecht’s remark that bank robbery lies in the province of amateurs.  The real professionals of plunder establish banks.
 The hyper-debt economyThe hyper-debt economy by Joseph Gatt
In the 1980s and 1990s, job satisfaction statistics tended to be decent. It\'s wasn\'t all rosy, but a lot of people went to work with a smile on their faces. Of course in the 1990s, some people hated their jobs. But they a
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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
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While the court decided that the nazi Golden Dawn is a criminal organization sentencing its leadership into years of imprisonment, another case starts now to unveil the homophobic, discriminat
 U.N. Day: Strengthening and ReformingU.N. Day: Strengthening and Reforming by Rene Wadlow
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The myth goes like this: Jews around the world control and dominate politics, finance, the media and other key ventures. Jews are very secretive about their wealth, power and abuses, but there are a few traitors amongst them who dared speak out
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  For more Berserk Alert! HERE
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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
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7 October marked the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the first major action in the \"war on terror\". Today, there are difficult negotiations in Doha, Quatar,between representatives of the Taliban that the U.S. had overth
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What if there had neverbeen a Socratesan Erasmusa Voltaire or Mark Twain
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You\'re going to find a lot of good fiction works that are not in English. But when it comes to non-fiction, you\'re going to have a lot of trouble finding anything worth reading that is not in English, especially anything written in the 21st c
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How to Spend it: An Austro-Franco-German Proposal for a European Post C-19 Recovery Programme The conference named “75
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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
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Thailand’s Tourism Sector Struggles to Rebound Local xenophobia, bureaucratic fumbling make recovery a nightmare Thaila
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A few more myths about dating and relationships. Myth: You can find love on Tinder and other dating apps.First off, the proportion of men to women on dating apps is huge. Something like 90 to 95
 Berserk Alert! #034Berserk Alert! #034 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
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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
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I. What is Fascism? Is the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the new Hitler?  Now this is quite a radical question but in lieu of the Imper
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In July 2017, two journalists working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dan Oakes and Sam Clark,
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Myths and realities about dating, for women and men. In no particular order. Myth: “I slept with a woman and never called her back.” Reality: Sociologists have it that around 10% wom
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For more Walk & talk HERE! For more
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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
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It was highly probable.  Given the howls of concern that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook nurse and nurture a bias (every choice on content entails one)
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Waking With A Poem Already In My HeadWednesday morning, waking with a poemalready in my head, I sawthe pond-skaterpirouetting on thin iceand knew, as I began to writ
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I\'ve met quite a few people who claim that they do things “the American way.” These people are often from “tribal” societies. That is societies where “respect” and “moderat
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
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After several high-stakes congressional interrogations, unflattering portrayals on film, and personnel shake-ups within his company, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg does not possess the same idealism he started with
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It was praised by Michael Clarke, former Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute, as “clear an
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There are really two ways of reading Sartre. One way to read him is to read his books like it\'s his point of view, one that you think is correct or incorrect, but that you don\'t necessarily want to follow. The other way to read Sartre is to a
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Η ομελέτα του
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If you\'ve read Jean-Paul Sartre\'s Being or Nothingness cover to cover, you have all my respect. Some books are so loaded that you can\'t read them in one sitting. I read the 3,000 page Talmud (more like 6,000 page
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This is how I became an extreme writer, an extreme personality, an extreme human being. There is an art to love, an exceptional and extraordinary art to love. Some people, like scientists and scholars and intellectuals and p
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September 20th 1519; Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain in an effor
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Way back when I was a kid the question grownups most asked me was “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The only sensible answer, these days, for any kid is “Alive”, since that is becoming more a
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There was very little controversial about it.  A featured blog post i
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Tech giants tend to cast thin veils over threats regarding government regulations.  They are also particularly concerned by those more public spirited ones, the sort suppo
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August 28th; Canadian author Robertson Davies is born on this day in the t
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August 28th 1968; the fight for racial equality in the United States moved a step closer to victory today as Martin Luther King spoke of his dream for freedom in an address to thousands of Americans. Reverend King was greeted with rapturous app
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There’s every reason to say democracy has taken firm roots in Africa because most of the countries once ruled by military dictators have embraced democracy. Still, there are pockets of resistance considering the false
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There are no official policing authorities as such when it comes to international relations.  Realists imagine a jungle of states, the preyed upon and the predators, a gri
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We all have an outlook on life. We are all guided by certain principles, a certain way of viewing life. We all approach life a certain way. So here are the main
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Aug 27th 1967; Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, was found dead of an accidental drug overdose in his Sussex, England, home. The following day, the headline in the London Daily Mirror read \"EPSTEIN (The Beatle-Making Prince of Pop) DIES A
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The Uighurs (also spelled Uyghurs) who are the indigenous people of Xinjiang (formerly East Turkestan), living in the (annexed) western frontier of China, are a nation by the text-book definition of nation. Because of their
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The patterns of the world wash inAcros
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If fodder is needed for the argument that a Deep State is running wild and determined to depose President Donald J. Trump, this will surely help.  In a
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August 26th 1959; the British Motor Corporation (BMC) launches its newest car, the small, affordable
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August 26th; on this day in 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson met influential British writer Thomas Carlyle, with whom he would correspond for 38 years. Carlyle and the English romantic poets would have an important effect on Emerson\'s work.
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Singapore’s Retirement Dilemma Government behind the curve on rapidly-aging society Singapore, which has engaged in soc
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There\'s so much cruelty in the world,So much hatred and malice, My heart weeps;We see differences Instead of similarities.
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Simple. In the 1970s and early 1980s (and in the 50s and 60s) you had fantastic European producers. Those producers would hire the best screenwriters to write a script. They would hire another fantastic individual to direct the film. And they w
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August 25th 1989; the unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and
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Martin Amis, son of novelist Kingsley Amis, is born in Oxford on this day in 194
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“Has my Ass-istant #1 put my Mail-in Ballot in the Mailyet ?” Trumpty queried. “I don’t know, sir, but I’ll check,” said Ass-istant #2
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“In the day of Victory, the angel of justice strives with the demons of violence; the heart of the victor all too easily is hardened; moderation and far-seeing wisdom appear to him weakness; the excited passion of the people, often inflamed by th
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I have 100 bucks. I could use 100 bucks for “needs” purposes (to buy stuff). I could hoard 100 bucks and hoard dollars for different reasons (a safety net, savings, or to blackmail people who some day might desperately need foreign
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Ο Γαλοπουλάκης τουρίστας
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August 24th, on this day in 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20
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Aug 24th 1572; King Charles IX of France, under the sway of his mother, Catherine de Medici, orders the assassination of Huguenot Protestant leaders in Paris, setting off an orgy of killing those results in the massacre of tens of thousands of
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smells like roastingBull Nose peppers,
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To put things simply. When you\'re optimistic, you spend more money, because you feel that you\'re going to make more money. When you\'re cautious, you limit your spending, budget as much as you can, and only spend on neces
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“Oh the horrors of slavery! - How the thought of it pains my heart! But the truth ought to be told of it; and what my eyes have seen I think it is my duty to relate; for few people in England know what slavery is. I have been a slave - I
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August 23rd 1926; the death of silent-screen idol Rudolph Valentino at the age of 31 sends
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23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition. The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial r
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Epidemiologist Michael Marmot begins his August 10 piece in The Guardian on a sombre note.
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I would say the notion of freedom in the US is “strange.” Because the United States is about freedom of speech and freedom of worship and belief. But not freedom of action. Most countries however restrict freedo
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\"In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)\" by Evans—the monumental smash hit that
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To be honest, I used to dread fundraising, and the word fundraising itself. There\'s a reason for that, and I think many of you share my background. I come from a background where I grew up in foster homes. And when I asked
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21st Aug. 1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci also called (La Gioconda) (painted between 1503 - 1506), was stolen today from the Louvre in Paris. The Painting was stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia an employee of the Louvre w
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The sound of swing, which utterly dominated the American popular-music scene
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August 21st 1911; an amateur painter sets up his easel near Leonardo da Vinci\'s Mona Lisa at
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The explosion in a Beirut portside warehouse
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A list of difficulties that you could encounter as a translator, in no particular order. -Finding a job. Most companies will hire translators based on ethnicity rather than on the grasp of both (or all three) languages. Tha
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My First FuneralBy Ian C. Smith When Harry plunged her into a chasm of grief he also said her brother-in-law, who phoned Harry
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August 20th 1968; In the face of rising anti-Soviet protests in Czechoslovakia, Soviet troops (backed by troops from other Warsaw Pact nations) intervene to crush the protest and restore order. The brutal Soviet action shocked the West and deal
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On this day in 1918, August 20th, Jacqueline Susann, the author of Valley of the Dolls, the 1966 mega-hit novel about the showbiz lives of three women (reportedly modelled in part after Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly), is born in
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The fast-moving political situation in Belarus needs to be watched closely. Non-violent actions for fair elections and freedom of expression have been met by police and military repression. On 9 August 2020, Alexandr Sashenk
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Sunset, Between the shadows And the dying sunlightThe broken bronze fingersHide in the long grass And wild flowers.
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The Vice Presidency has always gotten a degree of bad press in the US political system. Its ineffectuality is sometimes lost on the occupant, though not on John N. Garner, who
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From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights SystemLegacy of antifascism for the common pa
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August 19th 1960; The United States pilot, Francis Gary Powers, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Soviet military court. Powers had pleaded guilty to spying for the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after his plane was shot
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Today, the world is a global village because of the interconnectivity made possible by the internet. At the touch of a button one can connect to the outside world from the remotest location to the biggest cities and metropol
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It would seem a logical step, at least from an existential perspective: to ban something so utterly horrendous to life; to forbid its use in any circumstances, whatever rationale employed to justify its use. But the nu
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The kind of advice to translators you won\'t find anywhere else. In no particular order. -I\'m sure some of you have had this problem. You have to translate a text (let\'s say from English to French) and you have no idea wh
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August 18th 1991 hard-line elements of the Soviet government and military begin a coup attempt against President Mikhail Gorbachev. The coup attempt signified a decline in Gorbachev\'s power and influence, while one of his most ardent opponents
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Now that Jared Kushner’s new Middle East Peace Plan dissolved into just another smoke filled delusion many are now realizing that the two state solution was also a pipe dream from the start.Almost twenty years ago I
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There are few more righteous sights than the paunchy US Secretary of State savaging the People’s Republic of China with his next volley on Chinese territorial aspirations. 
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In Europe, there are four levels of language fluency, or six in the UK. In East Asia it\'s 6 levels, and Korea has up to level 9. In the US, most institutions recognize 5 levels of fluency. Definitions differ. Here\'s how I
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17th Aug. 1962; The Beatles consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison replace the group\'s drummer \"Pete Best\" with Ringo Starr.
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August 17th 1969, the grooviest event in music history - the Woodstock Music Festival - draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock \'n\' roll in upstate New York. Conceived as \"Three Days of Peace and Music,\" Woodstock was a pr
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Remember Gandhi. Practice nonviolence. Adhere to nonviolence.
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I am dove-wing and prayer.  In the family way, I hold atribe of birds in my heart-all  waves of golden-mystery.
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Melbourne. Being in control of a sinking ship is not enviable.  Regulations previously passe
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Το μερσί μπουρού του Γαλο
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On August 16, 1917, in a renewed thrust of the Allied offensive launched at the end of July in the Flanders region of Belgium — known as the Third Battle of Ypres, or simply as Passchendaele, for the village that saw the heaviest fighting
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August 16th 1977; popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the \"King of Rock and Roll\" brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack,
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On 5 August 2019, the Central Government of India put an end to article 370 of the Indian Constitution which provided autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir, an autonomy which dated from shortly after Independence.
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While an army helicopter applied to transport the Greek Prime minister, Kyriakos “Koulis” Mitsotakis from the cosmopolitan island of Antiparos where he was vacating to the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus to watch a
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Classical economic theory has it that there\'s a certain demand for a product. The product is met with supply. And depending on the availability (supply) and the demand of the product, a price will be set. But here are some
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Don’t avoid what is easy – diplomacy meets art By Tiiu Meiner Individuals should and need to feel like they have t
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August 15th 1918; for the 1st time in history a full length cartoon, the Sinking of Lusitania. Animated account of the sinking of the cruise ship the Lusitania on May 7, 1915 by the German submarine U-39. The ship carried approximately 1,500 pa
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Last week, Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, dressed like a priest-king in a saffron scarf and a silver cro
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Silencing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul was a feat of primeval brutality that sent a shudder through even the most hardened officials.  The House of Saud, a
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BrinkmanshipBy Ian C Smith We lived on our wits and savings then, a working holiday, her keener on working than ho
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August 14th 1994; terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, long known as Carlos the Jackal, is captured in Khartoum, Sudan, by French intelligence agents. Since there was no extradition treaty with Sudan, the French agents sedated and kidnapped Carlos
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Yes, your Litany of Grievances are those of most Middle Class, Working Poor and the Poor. Why should We have to Pay for the Hard Luck or Poor Decisions of Others ? Why ? The Rich no longer pay any real Taxes, thanks to the Rich Playboy Presiden
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Joe Biden did the only - and let’s hope the right - pick for running mate for the simple reason that every other choice would look either motivated from personal insecurities or influenced from in-party pressure. Plus
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How I would explain the solar system, the moons, the formation of stars, and the universe as we know it for a 5 year old kid, or to my sisters, or to my grandparents, using simple language. -Why does the Earth and other pla
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August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. It was first ob
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If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you! Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain\'t easy bein
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August 13th 1961; shortly after midnight on this day in 1961, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city. After World War II, d
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Corruption, Privilege and Retribution in Malaysia A ruling Malay elite place themselves above the law The politically debilita
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I used to spend summer afternoons in 2006-2007 with a group of students rambling about post-modernity. In my grad school years, I think I heard the term “post-modern” thousands of times, yet, my friends and professors seemed to use
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A sorry state of affairs has descended upon Australian academic institutions like a suffocating cloak.  Vice-Chancellors and their overly remunerated toadies are getting h
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
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Silicon Valley continues to sprawl in influence, and its modern robber barons bestride the globe with a confidence verging on contempt.  The technology giants that mark th
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The early Sunday morning Skies are sombre and grey, And a strong wind blows over The ocean and flecks Of white foam dance On a br
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Some “fun” facts about Israel, Judaism and a lot of things connected to the Jewish world. Fallacy: all Hebrew speakers are religious Jews. The Hebrew language is spoken by Orthodox Jews.
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For more For the Moment, HERE!
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Mars and Martians in popular culture. Reptile-like humanoids, bipeds with reptile skin. Some have oversized heads (Mars Attacks) while others have triangle-shaped heads and a bent back (E.T.). OK we\'re not sure E.T. was from Mars but still.
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So must I at sunset times and early morning darknessesAttend the swirls of random thoughts that murmur,Whisper, groan, cry and caress the pastAt the graves of distant distress
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Belief in Google’s promises is much like believing in virgin births.  For a company so proud of its pursuit of a transparent information environment, it has remained
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Ο Γαλοπουλάκης και το μετ
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The glories of love, he whispered in her ear. You are all the glories of love when I look into your eyes, when I hold you in my arms, tight around the waist and feel you tremble in my arms. It was true, the girl did not care
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The Satrap Chronicles of the US imperium will have, near the top of their various ingratiating themes, such Australian politicians as Senators Linda Reynolds and Marise Payne. 
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You\'re a company or an individual. You have a product or a service that you want to sell. Sales are simple. There are basically four “dynamics” when it comes to sales. Sometimes they work, sometimes the
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A few days before the December 2019, UK elections papers leaked in the press and the parliament with long references to negotiations between the British government and Trump’s administration for the sale of the Nationa
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(For my mother)You are my Crazy Horse.My warrior chiefand Grandmother Earth. And long before you surrendered, you stood
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Busting a few career-related tips you\'ll hear a lot on college campuses. Myth 1: Start you own business! Look buddy. Your college is worried about the college\'s reputation. So rather than have
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  You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: In
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For the past decade Europe has shown an incredible resilience to consecutive waves of crises. After the Eurozone one, came the refugee and the Syria crisis, then Brexit and now we face a global pandemic, which unquestionably
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When US President Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed by another on Nagasaki a few days later, he was not acting as an agent untethered from history.
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There are mainly three anti-Semitic “schools” in the world. The Islamic school, the Nationalist school and the Communist school. Note that many Muslims are indifferent to the Jews (and there are a few philo-Semites among Muslims). A
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The long grassBlew in the wind like a waveUnder a blue sky and soldiers Were lying in the grass dead Or half-dead with spent Shell cartridges strewn
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Random tips for budget planning for companies and business, in no particular order. Raw materials: I\'ve seen a lot of businesses collapse when there was a sudden surge in raw material prices. Raw materials coul
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In an all too familiar Nightmare-scape in a Dimension of Time and Place also all too familiarly similar………. “And you are full of Malarkey !” shouted the petulant,
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One noisy theme in the Donald Trump Disruption Show in an otherwise chaotic assemblage of messages has remained fairly constant: winding back US troop commitments.  The US
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Bar Behaviour 101By Ian C Smith At fourteen, wearing
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
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This could be the stuff of fiction. But then again, many legal principles began, at some point or rather, in the sludge of speculation before hardening into legal briefs and prosecutorial documents.
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The needlethe needledoesn’t hurtas muchas you lookingat mewith eyesthat never sawwhere I was
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Identity before the internet and post-social media. To me, identity is three things: it is your rank within society. It is your tribal/ethnic affiliation. And it is your individual quirks. So ve
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Two weeks after Singapore’s People’s Action Party won its 15th straight general election on July 10, taking 83 of the parliament’s 93 seats, a closer analysis of the polls has unsettling implications for th
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The book of hours on Julian Assange is now being written.  But the scribes are far from original.  Repeated rituals of admin
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Common question: how much should I pay my employees? How much should I get paid? Here\'s a quick answer. -Employees have three features. They have skills. They
 From Culture for Peace to Culture of PeaceFrom Culture for Peace to Culture of Peace by Ovi Magazine Guest
From Culture for Peace to Culture of PeaceBy Anastasiia Pachina A conference whose theme was “From the Victory Day to Co
 BIRDS and VIOLINSBIRDS and VIOLINS by David Sparenberg
BIRDS and VIOLINSwith thanks to Quene in Spain There are some who love the Earth still (too few) and the vast array of natural wonders, who delight to awaken to the m
 Capturing the starsCapturing the stars by Dr. Derrick Lim
With the proliferation of modding cameras for H-alpha sensitivity, I find myself still enjoying the image through an unmodded camera. The subtle reds do give a more realistic feel to the image. For this photo, I stacked 8X6
 Mephistopheles of Wall Street: Goldman Sachs, 1MDB and the Malaysian SettlementMephistopheles of Wall Street: Goldman Sachs, 1MDB and the Malaysian Settlement by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Malaysia’s politicians were crowing.  “We are confident that we are securing more money from Goldman Sachs compared to previous attempts, which were far below
 Educating ...helicopters (Greek)Educating ...helicopters (Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Εδώ Κεραμιδίως, εκεί Τσίμ
 The iceberg Trumpism peaksThe iceberg Trumpism peaks by Thanos Kalamidas
The real effects of Trumpism have little to do with his questionable relationship with Russia, the Ukraine scandal or him and his family unethically financially profiting from his position, however all these are part of US d
 Some common economic questionsSome common economic questions by Joseph Gatt
Some provocative questions (and answers) economists and non-economists have pondered over the years. Why are diamonds so expensive? Isn\'t it just a bunch of J
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for August 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for August 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - It is definitely your time to shine. You will put your energy behind some idea you’ve put into motion You could be letting go of demanding partnerships or changing the way
 Berserk Alert! #142Berserk Alert! #142 by Tony Zuvela
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 World Humanitarian Day by Rene Wadlow
 The International Criminal Court Upholds UNESCO's Heritage EffortsThe International Criminal Court Upholds UNESCO's Heritage Efforts by Rene Wadlow
On 14 July, 2020, the International Criminal Court began the trial of Addoulaziz Al-Hassan for crimes which took place during the occupation of Timbuktu bu Islamist and Tuareg militias. There had been a first ICC trial on th
 Climate Change Litigation: The Australian Government Gets SuedClimate Change Litigation: The Australian Government Gets Sued by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“It’s time the government told the public about the impact climate change will have on our future and the economy.”Katta O’Donnell, The Guardian, Jul 24, 2020
 A short history of K-pop and the Korean waveA short history of K-pop and the Korean wave by Joseph Gatt
A brief history of K-pop and the Korean wave. Phase one (2005-2010): only the very bestBefore 2005, very few (if any) people outside Korea had watched Korean soap operas, Korean dramas or Korean
 Towards the pan-European RecalibrationTowards the pan-European Recalibration by Ovi Magazine Guest
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 The forgotten detainees of 9/11 The forgotten detainees of 9/11 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
It has been almost 19 years since the USA, joined by its western allies (esp. the UK, Canada and Australia), launched the so-called global war on terror (GWOT) invading first Afghanistan, soon after 9/11 for Taliban government’s shelterin
 AppraisalAppraisal by Jan Sand
To look insideDelight, deride,Examine and decideWhat might have value
 Russia, Bountiful Hoaxes and The New York TimesRussia, Bountiful Hoaxes and The New York Times by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There is a delicious irony in the Russia Bounty scandal.  The Russians, funding the very entity that was financed, at least in a previous incarnation, by the Central Intel
 Berserk Alert! #209Berserk Alert! #209 by Tony Zuvela
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 Revisions on China: Abandoning the Nixon LegacyRevisions on China: Abandoning the Nixon Legacy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There is little doubt about it.  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the puffed-up hawk of the Trump administration, talons at the ready, beak protruding. While the presi
 Blue SkyBlue Sky by Nikos Laios
A single tree Stood in a golden Swaying wheat-fieldShimmering, noble
 Brazil does not give upBrazil does not give up by Ovi Magazine Guest
Brazil does not give upCulture and Creativity, Solidarity and Livesby Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg Paraphrasing Jorge Am
 Hagia Sophia: The Divine Spark in AllHagia Sophia: The Divine Spark in All by Rene Wadlow
There is a certain irony in the return of the Hagia Sophia to being an Islamic mosque which it had been from 1453 to 1934. From 1934 till today, it was considered a museum and was visited by many especially for the fine qual
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July 15, 2020.  It was a day that will be remembered in the history of social media giant, Twitter. In what is becoming an increasingly quotidian occurrence with such companies, Twitter faced a hack described as “catastrophic”.
 Liberals and conservativesLiberals and conservatives by Joseph Gatt
Communism failed mainly because there was no debate, and there was no communication. That is Communism is a system where the government controls everything from healthcare and education, to housing and business. But, o
 Trump #1Trump #1 by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 Optimism in the Thai Deep South Despite a Spike in Violence and Covid CrisisOptimism in the Thai Deep South Despite a Spike in Violence and Covid Crisis by Murray Hunter
Despite an intensive outbreak of Covid-19 infection clusters within the Thai Deep South, and a sudden spike in violent attacks by separatists, the region continues to display strong economic vibrancy.
 Boulder, ColoradoBoulder, Colorado by George Cassidy Payne
Is the wry grin an old hippy makeswhen hiding a handfulof magic mushrooms. Or the way strangers feel innocentand accomplished at the summit. N
 Are the French racist?Are the French racist? by Joseph Gatt
Title is provocative. The short answer: most French people are not racist. But, a lot of French people are “race conscious” and more so than in most of Europe and North America. I\'ll discuss race issues in Fran
 Total Masking: Victoria's Coronavirus ResponseTotal Masking: Victoria's Coronavirus Response by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Melbourne. The Victorian Premier turned up for his weekend delivery of coronavirus infections, gruffly delivering the news.
 The Most Popular Hills Known In This CountyThe Most Popular Hills Known In This County by Abigail George
Why does life have to hurt so much. Why do people tell each other that they love you, when they don\'t. Why do grown ups tell each other they\'ll love you forever when they don\'t. The sa
 Netanyahu's Annexation DriveNetanyahu's Annexation Drive by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Land seizures, annexations, and conquest.  These are words axiomatic to the state of Israel.  In the main, the state has mai
 ArchAngela and KoulisArchAngela and Koulis by Thanos Kalamidas
Η Αρχαγγέλα και ο Κούλης Γ
 EU authoritarians' stimulus EU authoritarians' stimulus by Thanos Kalamidas
While many talked about the refusal of Holland, Austria, Finland and Sweden to turn the EU stimulus into free money not many noticed a side dis
 Constitutional Umbilical Cords: The Palace Letters and Royal SecrecyConstitutional Umbilical Cords: The Palace Letters and Royal Secrecy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
On July 14, Jenny Hocking was breathless.  “Forty-five years after they were written,”
 Observation and intuitionObservation and intuition by Joseph Gatt
In the old days, when you wrote your Ph.D. dissertation, a lot of professors used to tell you (something alone the lines of) you can either observe a phenomenon or report it. Or you can use logical arguments to come to a conclusion that support
 Berserk Alert! #031Berserk Alert! #031 by Tony Zuvela
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 A Matter of Citizenship: Shamima Begum, Islamic State and Natural JusticeA Matter of Citizenship: Shamima Begum, Islamic State and Natural Justice by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Rarely do terms such as “Islamic State” and “natural justice” keep company.  Both seem alien, uncomfortable, fundamentally ill-suited.
 Networking and personal brandingNetworking and personal branding by Joseph Gatt
Let me start with the story of a lucky guy. He was a chef, highly skilled at that. He worked at an embassy but dreamed of opening a restaurant. One day, he met a couple of guys who wanted to hire him as a chef at their new
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #072nd opinion, quarantined! #07 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Defining the fourth industrial revolutionDefining the fourth industrial revolution by Joseph Gatt
First, you had hunting and gathering. Then you had farming and herding. Then, you had the industrial era that took shape in four stages, which I\'ll describe briefly. -Steam and coal (1760-1890 roughly)The first
 Blue EmbraceBlue Embrace by Nikos Laios
The fish heads Sloshed in the Metal bucket on The swaying deck Splashing drops
 A Shamrock Victory: Apple and Avoiding Tax in IrelandA Shamrock Victory: Apple and Avoiding Tax in Ireland by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The corporate spin machine was working with typical aggression.   “This case was not about how much tax we pay,”
 Enlarge views - Europe is en/large enoughEnlarge views - Europe is en/large enough by Ovi Magazine Guest
Enlarge views – Europe is en/large enoughBy Audrey Beaulieu The first July day of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the anniver
 Vulgar Militarism: Expanding the Australian War MemorialVulgar Militarism: Expanding the Australian War Memorial by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was a decision both rash and indulgent.  In November 2018, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, after being nudged incessantly by then Australian War Memorial dire
 Myths and realties on North African Jewish musicMyths and realties on North African Jewish music by Joseph Gatt
I meet quite a few music lovers here and there in North Africa. There are quite a few misunderstandings related to the Jews, Jewish musicians and the Jewish musical scene. So let\'s bust those myths. Myth: “Algerian J
 Dupenews: Lindsey Graham says abducted protesters for nannies Dupenews: Lindsey Graham says abducted protesters for nannies by Theodore K. Nasos
Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk! Senate Judi
 Siberia is Burning !!Siberia is Burning !! by Leah Sellers
Snap, Crackle, Pop ! Siberia is Burning !! Frozen tundra is bubbling and churning beneath melting snows and the drip, drip of Artic Glaciers, while the ever siphoning Ticks of Humanity suck Mot
  Blue Steak on Lygon Street: The Mario Corniola Effect Blue Steak on Lygon Street: The Mario Corniola Effect by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Is it blue enough?” he growled in affectionate inquiry, referring to the rib eye steak with pepper sauce.  Suitably well, came the reply to Mario Corniola.
 More advice on Algerian touristic policyMore advice on Algerian touristic policy by Joseph Gatt
Notes on boosting tourism in Algeria, in no particular order. -Right now, the way I see it, this seems to be the mentality: you have the Algerian Tourism Office saying something like “we want one million tourists a ye
 Berserk Alert! #136Berserk Alert! #136 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Coronavirus Seal: Victoria's Borders CloseThe Coronavirus Seal: Victoria's Borders Close by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The state of Victoria is being sealed off from the rest of Australia.  On Tuesday, at 11.59pm, the border with New South Wales will be shut with publicised resoluteness.
 Common wealth and income management mistakesCommon wealth and income management mistakes by Joseph Gatt
Bottom line: money and money management is complex. Main mistake a lot of people make: dealing with money as if money management were simple. Mistake number 1: spending all your income on wealth To understand th
 Corruption conspiracies, straight through! (in Greek)Corruption conspiracies, straight through! (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Ιουλιανές συνωμοσίες στρ
 WALL of ISOLATIONWALL of ISOLATION by David Sparenberg
Lah! Trump, with aid of the coronavirus pandemic and hardcore ignorance, has successfully built a wall! It is not the wall he campaigned on, stirring up xenophobia and racial hatred. But he has a wall surrounding these Unite
 A Definition of TimeA Definition of Time by George Cassidy Payne
On a dead-end block inan Atlanta suburb,she lays down to drinkalone, not giving a damnabout being marriedin the finest old oak casksor being distinctive with a
 The Yeezy Effect: Kanye West Joins the Presidential RaceThe Yeezy Effect: Kanye West Joins the Presidential Race by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”Kanye West,
 Berserk Alert! #64Berserk Alert! #64 by Tony Zuvela
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 Spiteful Authority: Malaysia Goes for the JournalistsSpiteful Authority: Malaysia Goes for the Journalists by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Malaysia’s record on letting journalists be is a blotted one.  This month, authorities have been kept busy intimidating the independent news outlet Malaysiakini, wit
 IN ALAHIYIIN ALAHIYI by David Sparenberg
based on a traditional Cherokee love charmIn Alahiyi you make your home, mysterious woman.Now you have come near to hear meIn Alahiyi is your home, light woman.
 The "Starbucks latte" factorThe "Starbucks latte" factor by Joseph Gatt
Currently reading David Bach\'s “the automatic millionaire.” Although it\'s an interesting book, I\'d add my own two cents to the book. What David Bach discusses is how if people avoided their morning Starbucks
 Greek police violently KILLS ...again. (in Greek)Greek police violently KILLS ...again. (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Το άλλοθι του μπάτσου
 The euro-pantheon of authoritarianismThe euro-pantheon of authoritarianism by Thanos Kalamidas
Another victory for another far-right, xenophobe populist leader in Europe and after Viktor Orbán and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the re-elected Polish president, Andrzej Duda, comes to add his
 Doing & LikingDoing & Liking by Saloni Kaul
It’s always sensible to set asideOccasionally wisely the time for you yourselfTo do exactly as you please and decideWithout following the herd, matters
 Random advice to parentsRandom advice to parents by Joseph Gatt
From the bohemian-lifestyle French foster mother I had to the crazy Korean parents who mistake their children for robots that I\'ve met, no one\'s a perfect parent. But there are a few tips that I would give parents that in my experience, could
 The Coronavirus Republic: Three Million Infections and RisingThe Coronavirus Republic: Three Million Infections and Rising by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The United States is famed for doing things, not to scale, but off it. Size is the be-all and end-all, and the coronavirus is now doing its bit to assure that the country remains unrivalled in the
 Can animals and plants think?Can animals and plants think? by Joseph Gatt
Notes on whether animals and plants can think, in no particular order. -If I were a dog (or bear or goat) observing human beings, I wouldn\'t think they are much different from my species. Human beings also walk around, sit
 Walk & talk 20#19Walk & talk 20#19 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 Notes on "personal branding"Notes on "personal branding" by Joseph Gatt
We all have a “personal brand” or a “social brand” whether we like it or not. Public figures and private individuals have a “personal brand.” I\'ll discuss two things: what you “bra
 Alkaline StateAlkaline State by George Cassidy Payne
There is no magic in poetry. Worms have wounds too.There is only the oxygen of what matters.A natural hormone unleashed to the infi
 Criminalising Journalism: Australia's National Security CrazeCriminalising Journalism: Australia's National Security Craze by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There has been a lot of noise made in Australia about the need for broader protections when it comes to the fourth estate and the way it covers national security matters. 
 Berserk Alert! #175Berserk Alert! #175 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt CaseThe Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt Case by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days.  Among its decisions, including those dealing with President
 Black InkBlack Ink by Nikos Laios
Black ink,WordsThat soak Into the skin,Into the muscles
 Building a strong careerBuilding a strong career by Joseph Gatt
A few notes on building a strong career, in no particular order. -To build a strong career, you need to understand that there are essentially three hiring methods: scouting, networking and applying.
 Origins of Future discussed - Vienna Process launchedOrigins of Future discussed - Vienna Process launched by Ovi Magazine Guest
Origins of Future discussed – Vienna Process launchedBy Zeno Leoni The first July day of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the
 Singapore's Malay DilemmaSingapore's Malay Dilemma by Murray Hunter
There has always been a feeling among Singapore’s ethnic Malays that they are second-class citizens within their own land. The government’s endless pursuit of building a strong sense of a Singaporean national ide
 Spiked Concerns: The Melbourne Coronavirus LockdownSpiked Concerns: The Melbourne Coronavirus Lockdown by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It all looked like it was going so well for Australia and Victoria, in particular.  They could point to the mishandling of the Ruby Princess, a cruise ship that docked in
 Descriptive language use in the Maghreb and LebanonDescriptive language use in the Maghreb and Lebanon by Joseph Gatt
A short description of which language to use in the Maghreb and Lebanon. Arabic, Berber, French and English tend to be used interchangeably, so I\'ll give a socio-linguistic description of when languages are used and in what context.
 Birthday party at mayor Koulis palaceBirthday party at mayor Koulis palace by Thanos Kalamidas
Γενέθλια στου δημάρχου Γ
 Kyriakos Mitsotakis demonstrats text book fascismKyriakos Mitsotakis demonstrats text book fascism by Thanos Kalamidas
 Mosques, Museums and Politics: The Fate of Hagia SophiaMosques, Museums and Politics: The Fate of Hagia Sophia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When the caustic Evelyn Waugh visited the majestic sixth century creation of Emperor Justinian, one subsequently enlarged, enriched and encrusted by various rulers, he felt underwhelmed.
 Berserk Alert! #112Berserk Alert! #112 by Tony Zuvela
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 Libya Negotiations BlockedLibya Negotiations Blocked by Rene Wadlow
Despite diplo
 Mr. FLOYDMr. FLOYD by David Sparenberg
My maternal grandfather’s family name is Floyd.  His mother was a Cherokee woman and Grandfather Floyd’s cousin was from the Choctaw nation.  The cousin was considered the Robin Hood of the American Great Depression and was im
 Strategic hiringStrategic hiring by Joseph Gatt
Knowledge and power. Knowledge or power. Knowledge? Or power? Most companies look at the following when hiring staff: degrees and diplomas, work experience and skills. Other important be often unstated factors: financial status of applicant
 Walk & talk 2018Walk & talk 2018 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Can NATO membership be separated from EU aspirations?Can NATO membership be separated from EU aspirations? by Christos Mouzeviris
Growing up in Greece, I often came across the widespread slogan from the country\'s Communist Party (KKE); \"EEC and NATO, the same syndicate\". Back then, I was slightly dismissive about it, not wantin
 Defending Australia: The Deputy Sheriff Spending SpreeDefending Australia: The Deputy Sheriff Spending Spree by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There are few sadder sights in international relations than a leadership in search of devils and hobgoblins.  But such sights tend to make an appearance when specialists i
 Evolution cycles among children in romantic lifeEvolution cycles among children in romantic life by Joseph Gatt
I\'ll discuss how children date in school settings and as young adults, taking three factors into consideration: knowledge factors, power factors and cultural factors. The evolution of the romantic lives of children
 Killing Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down UnderKilling Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down Under by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The British conservationist Gerald Durrell
 This Poem is Practising Social DistancingThis Poem is Practising Social Distancing by Neil Leadbeater
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 Body chemistryBody chemistry by Joseph Gatt
Let\'s make science fun, simple and useful. Our bodies work with hormones. There are three “big” hormones that we secrete: -Oxytocin: the “love” hormone. That
 Walk & talk 2017Walk & talk 2017 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 The Forgotten Lessons of the 4th of JulyThe Forgotten Lessons of the 4th of July by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
American independence day, July 4, fell this year on Saturday. For the first time, there was no real fanfare of this national holiday but only a subdued observation with some fireworks because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This
 The Second BeatitudeThe Second Beatitude by George Cassidy Payne
My mind is rustlingleaves, sound shadowsand deadening echoes.
 A Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit CampaignA Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Rage can be that most trendy of things, and social media rage has become modish. If you dislike something, scream it in a certain number of characters and post it on every network you subscribe to.
 Berserk Alert! #168Berserk Alert! #168 by Tony Zuvela
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 Resetting Higher Education: Returning to the CommunityResetting Higher Education: Returning to the Community by Murray Hunter
Resetting Higher Education: Returning to the Community Time to move on The state restrictions placed on public places in respo
 Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow by Nikos Laios
I could hear the Harpies screech across The river and the boxcars,Clawed hands warming over Crackling orange flamesFrom a rusted
 Some advice to writersSome advice to writers by Joseph Gatt
Answering frequently asked (or meditated) questions to wannabe authors. I want to write the story of my life. What should I do? There\'s absolute
 Walk & talk 2016Walk & talk 2016 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 There is Such Power in the Ability to ChooseThere is Such Power in the Ability to Choose by Leah Sellers
Native American Snake Dancers seek out their Serpents, and while ceremoniously Dancing and Singing/Chanting amongst the roiling, coiling creatures are often Bitten - Poisoned. As their Bodies, Minds an
 While the Shark Still Swims: Boris Johnson, Super Saturday and Super ResponsibilitiesWhile the Shark Still Swims: Boris Johnson, Super Saturday and Super Responsibilities by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
By most accounts, the response of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the coronavirus pandemic has been abysmal.  When the architect of the response himself catches the vir
 Building a winning businessBuilding a winning business by Joseph Gatt
You can only win at business if business becomes second nature. That is if everything you do is natural, and if you have that “sixth sense” when it comes to knowing whether business is going well or not, and how to fix it.
 Berserk Alert! #074Berserk Alert! #074 by Tony Zuvela
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 The ANCESTORThe ANCESTOR by David Sparenberg
Here is the story of my Native American great grandmother, whose presence lives in me to this day.  I do not know her name, the reason for which will be part of the telling.  I do know that she was a full blood Eastern Cherokee woman
 Senses All OnSenses All On by Saloni Kaul
Strain your ears to hear the song of the wind,Your eyes focus to see landscapes pictured in the sky;Breathe in deep to smell the zest through lemon rindTouch needle-sharp
 The Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding IndictmentThe Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding Indictment by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assang
 Kouli's cunning plan (Greek)Kouli's cunning plan (Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Το πονηρό σχέδιο του Κούλη Γαλοπο
 Koulis, the Greek KimKoulis, the Greek Kim by Thanos Kalamidas
Back in 2014 with Greece deep into debt, memorandums, unemployment -reaching 27.5%, and kids literally fainting in schoolyards out of hunger, an EU official said that the terrifying part for the Greek people is that EU trust
 Deep learning during COVID-19Deep learning during COVID-19 by Joseph Gatt
Bored during this confinement period? I would recommend “deep learning.” Different people define “deep learning” differently. I would define it simply as any activity that makes you gain expe
 Wasteful, Secret and Vicious: The Absurd Prosecution of Witness K and Bernard CollaeryWasteful, Secret and Vicious: The Absurd Prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Last week has not been a good one for the Australian legal system.  For those who feel that an open justice process requires abuses of power to be exposed and held to acco
 Berserk Alert! #68Berserk Alert! #68 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Fall of East Pakistan and Liberation of BangladeshThe Fall of East Pakistan and Liberation of Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
After the promulgation of East Pakistan Razakar Ordinance of June 1, 1971, some Bengalis either volunteered or were recruited to work as a paramilitary force or collaborators for the Pakista
 The Skin of GodThe Skin of God by George Cassidy Payne
Blooming undera deep, gold barm
 Childhood and young adulthood phasesChildhood and young adulthood phases by Joseph Gatt
I\'ll save you some time. Very roughly sketching the different phases children and young adults go through. Children ages 0-6 -Need to be under constant adult supervision. -No concept of danger (can
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #062nd opinion, quarantined! #06 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
 Can Track II Efforts Reduce China-India Frontier Tensions?Can Track II Efforts Reduce China-India Frontier Tensions? by Rene Wadlow
In a 24 June 2020 message to the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Mr Vladimir Novov, the Association of World Citizens expressed its active concern with the 15 June death of Indian and Chinese mili
 Secret Trials Down Under: Witness J, Witness K and Bernard CollaerySecret Trials Down Under: Witness J, Witness K and Bernard Collaery by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There a few more spiteful things in political life than a security establishment attempting to punish a leaker or whistleblower for having exposed an impropriety.  Such a
 You live, you learnYou live, you learn by Joseph Gatt
Making the most out of experience in business. Three examples of businesses that did not adapt, and what they should have done. Example 1: Khaled is an Algerian immigrant in France and a black belt in Vovinam, V
 Back to a Better FutureBack to a Better Future by Ovi Magazine Guest
Back to a Better FutureBy Anastasiia Pachina Arts, Science … Excellence We
 The Last Days of TrumpThe Last Days of Trump by Bohdan Yuri
In an earlier article (2016) I\'d made some predictions:1. By the end of the first year the GOP will ask Trump to resign. He refuses. 2. By the end of the second yea
 Indicting Hashim Thaci: The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office Gets BusyIndicting Hashim Thaci: The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office Gets Busy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When it comes to the touchy, violent matter of Kosovar affairs, history keeps company with the devils of nationalism and vengeance. Serbia remains scornful of the aspirations of the territory, whose legitimacy it does
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You begin this month with a strong, adventurous spirit, but you should watch that you don’t overdo. You would focus on areas of wealth that you can build on in the future
 Berserk Alert! #028Berserk Alert! #028 by Tony Zuvela
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 Foreign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian HistoryForeign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian History by Murray Hunter
Foreign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian History Deeply ingrained cultural attitudes Two raids last month by Mala
 Bolton's Memoir Bolts from the StableBolton's Memoir Bolts from the Stable by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton would have been confident.  His indulgent
 Launching a successful businessLaunching a successful business by Joseph Gatt
Let\'s keep it short for today. Straightforward tips if you want to launch a successful business. I was reading books about the art of minimalism in Japan, and the basic idea is that you should get rid of anything you don\'
 Under water #01Under water #01 by George Kalatzis
For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE!
 Dangerous and Uncertain: Coronavirus and the Nuclear IndustryDangerous and Uncertain: Coronavirus and the Nuclear Industry by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Accountability has always been a problem in the nuclear industry, despite praises to the contrary.  Constantly keeping its muddled head above water with government handout
 The globalization of plants, animals, bacteria, parasites, humans