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 Brief notes on the beloved BerbersBrief notes on the beloved Berbers by Joseph Gatt
A few notes on the great Berber people. -My hypothesis is as follows: Semitic people and Afro-Asiatic people (or languages) originate from the Nile, and moved West to North Africa (and became the Berbers) and East to the Le
 Mirrors Mirrors by Abigail George
 Business as Usual: Coronavirus, Iran and US SanctionsBusiness as Usual: Coronavirus, Iran and US Sanctions by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Berserk Alert! #103Berserk Alert! #103 by Tony Zuvela
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 Poll Tax riotsPoll Tax riots by The Ovi Team
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
 Oklahoma! On BroadwayOklahoma! On Broadway by The Ovi Team
 Coronavirus and the Prison Industrial ComplexCoronavirus and the Prison Industrial Complex by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Jean Giono and the Energies of the EarthJean Giono and the Energies of the Earth by Rene Wadlow
 Myths and realities of the current economyMyths and realities of the current economy by Joseph Gatt
Notes on the past, present, future of the economy, in no particular order. -In 1919, after 4 years of what was known back then as “the Great War” political and economic actors vowed that “there will never
 AntySaurus Prick 2004AntySaurus Prick 2004 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Ronald Reagan shotRonald Reagan shot by The Ovi Team
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
 Sunshine On My ShouldersSunshine On My Shoulders by The Ovi Team
 Trump's Final Act Is a Global Tragedy  Trump's Final Act Is a Global Tragedy by George Cassidy Payne
 The Pandemic Surveillance StateThe Pandemic Surveillance State by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Explaining the Cremieux DecreeExplaining the Cremieux Decree by Joseph Gatt
On 24 October, 1870, Algeria\'s Jews were granted French citizenship by decree. This decree still causes a lot of heated rhetoric among many Muslim Algerians and French anti-Semites. Here\'s what the Muslim Algerians tell m
 Berserk Alert! #082Berserk Alert! #082 by Tony Zuvela
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 Tom Jones knightedTom Jones knighted by The Ovi Team
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
 CONFRONTING CRISIS: Lessons to be LearnedCONFRONTING CRISIS: Lessons to be Learned by David Sparenberg
 Viral Reactions: The Smugness of Celebrity Self-IsolationViral Reactions: The Smugness of Celebrity Self-Isolation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Lessons from a possible financial meltdownLessons from a possible financial meltdown by Joseph Gatt
I rarely share insider stories, but here\'s a good one. A Korean bank CEO complained that Starbucks Korea had way more liquidity than the bank he owned. For the story Starbucks is a coffee franchise, but dropped
 Applause idiot Greek! (in Greek) Applause idiot Greek! (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
 The Alabama rallyThe Alabama rally by The Ovi Team
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
 Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa by The Ovi Team
 Academia dilemmas Academia dilemmas by Joseph Gatt
Are professors teachers, are they researchers or administrators? And are students going to college for networking, learning, or acing tests? No one really has the answer to these questions. Not one single university clearly
 The ExileThe Exile by Nikos Laios
The old woodenShack sat on the edge Of a sand dune on a Desolate beach On the outskirts Of the city.
 The two faces of Hunger #7The two faces of Hunger #7 by Katerina Charisi
 Walk & talk 2010Walk & talk 2010 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
 Typhoid MaryTyphoid Mary by The Ovi Team
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
 Marlon Brando declines OscarMarlon Brando declines Oscar by The Ovi Team
March 27th, on this day in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declines the Acad
 The Democrats' VP Choice: How to Extract the Sensible Republicans from the Trump PartyThe Democrats' VP Choice: How to Extract the Sensible Republicans from the Trump Party by Bohdan Yuri
 Possible bank liquidity crisis on one legPossible bank liquidity crisis on one leg by Joseph Gatt
Here\'s the cycle in North America, Europe, Asia. Banks loan money to households, corporations, local state governments and national governments. Local national governments, state governments, corporations, households, fail to repay their payme
 Viktor Frankl: An Inner Drive to Find a Meaning For LifeViktor Frankl: An Inner Drive to Find a Meaning For Life by Rene Wadlow
 Berserk Alert! #081Berserk Alert! #081 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
 The Portuguese Discovery of AustraliaThe Portuguese Discovery of Australia by Warren Reed
 Surf the Internet Instead: Britannic Herd Immunity and CoronavirusSurf the Internet Instead: Britannic Herd Immunity and Coronavirus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Saving South KoreaSaving South Korea by Joseph Gatt
A few notes which hopefully will be helpful to South Korea. -Coca Cola and Pepsi sales have declined steeply in the last 10-15 years. Many reasons explain the decline: competition from home-made and other drink companies, t
 Exoneration through personal responsibility (in Greek)Exoneration through personal responsibility (in Greek) by Ovi Greece
 The bittersweet reunion of the Motown familyThe bittersweet reunion of the Motown family by The Ovi Team
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
 The Quest for Reform in Malaysia Yields to a Malay Dream AccomplishedThe Quest for Reform in Malaysia Yields to a Malay Dream Accomplished by Murray Hunter
 Resisting Interpretation: The Perpetrator and Domestic Violence in AustraliaResisting Interpretation: The Perpetrator and Domestic Violence in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Wilhelm Reich: A Taoist in Freudian DisguiseWilhelm Reich: A Taoist in Freudian Disguise by Rene Wadlow
 World TB DayWorld TB Day by The Ovi Team
March 24th; World TB Day commemorates 24 March 1882 when Dr Robert Koch discovered what causes tube
 Elvis Presley into the armyElvis Presley into the army by The Ovi Team
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
 Moralising Hoarding, Panic Buying and CoronavirusMoralising Hoarding, Panic Buying and Coronavirus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Erich Fromm: Meeting the Challenges of the CenturyErich Fromm: Meeting the Challenges of the Century by Rene Wadlow
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
 Notes on FranceNotes on France by Joseph Gatt
Political, economic, social notes on France. -France\'s growth has been stagnating over the last 20 years or so. This means two lost decades for France. This means the French who were born in 1980 and who entered the workfo
 elBOW sneezeelBOW sneeze by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Cold War into spaceCold War into space by The Ovi Team
March 23rd 1983; President Reagan unveiled plans to combat nuclear war in space. The Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) proposed a defensive shield, using laser or particle beam technology to \"intercept and destroy\" incoming missiles as they
 Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor by The Ovi Team
 Erich Fromm: Meeting the Challenges of the Century by Rene Wadlow
 International Decade of Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028International Decade of Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 by Rene Wadlow
 Dance of Tears, Chief Nobody (V5)Dance of Tears, Chief Nobody (V5) by Michael Lee Johnson
I’m old Indian chief storyplastered on white scattered sheets,Caucasian paper blowing in yesterday’s winds. 
 The two faces of Hunger #6The two faces of Hunger #6 by Katerina Charisi
 World Water DayWorld Water Day by The Ovi Team
March 22nd. Each year on the 22nd of March it\'s World Water Day. First celebrated in 199
 The bus boycottThe bus boycott by The Ovi Team
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
 A Speech to End All Speeches !A Speech to End All Speeches ! by Leah Sellers
In a Coronaviral Worldwide Nightmare somewhere in the seemingly UnImpossible all too near Present and Future……. “Yeah, that’s ju
 The Taliban Scores a CoupThe Taliban Scores a Coup by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Clarifications on IranClarifications on Iran by Joseph Gatt
Information about Iran that you might find useful. -In military affairs, it\'s never just about military capability. I know the French and Germans and East Asians tend to view variables as independent, rather than look at t
 Turkish President urged to release human rights physicianTurkish President urged to release human rights physician by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Moondog Coronation BallMoondog Coronation Ball by The Ovi Team
Breathless promotion on the local radio station. Tickets selling out in a single day. Thousands of teenagers, hours before show time, lining up outside the biggest venue in town. The scene outside the Cleveland Arena on a chilly Friday night in
 Making Lemonades from LemonsMaking Lemonades from Lemons by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 I see myselfI see myself by Bohdan Yuri
I see myselfI see myself, first time,As age finally spreads its dew.Crystal clear? Not ever near.Plain and simple ---I stil
 An open letter to Greta ThunbergAn open letter to Greta Thunberg by Joseph Gatt
Hi Greta, First of all congratulations on all the attention you\'re getting for your climate change action, and protest action against climate change and for environmental protection. You, Greta
 International Day of the FrancophoneInternational Day of the Francophone by The Ovi Team
March 20th; half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Day of Francophonie on 20
 American Beauty American Beauty by The Ovi Team
March 20th, on this day in 2000, Billy Crystal hosts the 72nd annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with the film American Beauty toping the Oscars. Ball won in the Best Original Screenplay category, while Space
 This Side of ParadiseThis Side of Paradise by The Ovi Team
 Uncle Tom's CabinUncle Tom's Cabin by The Ovi Team
March 20th 1852; Harriet Beecher Stowe\'s Uncle Tom\'s Cabin is publ
 Sir Richard Burton: A Gnostic Bridge to Asian CultureSir Richard Burton: A Gnostic Bridge to Asian Culture by Rene Wadlow
            He noblest lives and noblest dies
 Sir Richard Burton: A Gnostic Bridge to Asian CultureSir Richard Burton: A Gnostic Bridge to Asian Culture by Rene Wadlow
 God's FrequencyGod's Frequency by George Cassidy Payne
I could be wrong but I do not thinkit can be measured in Hz. An unfolding, gentle shift of the brainwave. A pink noise rumbling.A rainmaking noise likea head dissolving into a
 Problems with international studentsProblems with international students by Joseph Gatt
From the university perspective, dwindling local university populations, along with a demand for international education from now wealthy nations like China and Korea and India and Saudi Arabia, means that international students can be a good s
 HandwashHandwash by Patrick McWade
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 DeMille's OscarDeMille's Oscar by The Ovi Team
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
 For Heaven's Sake Sanitise! Coronavirus as a Way of LifeFor Heaven's Sake Sanitise! Coronavirus as a Way of Life by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Beauty's Yardstick & Temple Triumphs Beauty's Yardstick & Temple Triumphs by Saloni Kaul
Stars flit o’er the sky’s midnight blueAs I contend with beauty, beauty long forgot,Grapple with changing aesthetics untrueAs fickle as fashion t
 East Asian nations: challenges and opportunities for this decadeEast Asian nations: challenges and opportunities for this decade by Joseph Gatt
Challenges and opportunities in the 2020s for China, Japan and Korea. ChallengesThe education systemThe biggest challenge for China, Japan and Korea is going to be t
 Sun-Earth DaySun-Earth Day by The Ovi Team
March 18th; NASA\'s Sun Earth Days team is joining forces with NASA EDGE to explore the violent nature of our Sun at the peak of solar activity and share discoveries from NASA\'s heliophysics and planetary missions during this exciting period.
 John UpdikeJohn Updike by The Ovi Team
 Muhyiddin Yassin's Malaysian QuagmireMuhyiddin Yassin's Malaysian Quagmire by Murray Hunter
 Memory Of The World Memory Of The World by Nikos Laios
In solitude I heardThe trees whisper In the heat of the day Among the cicada songs,
 Are immigrants stealing our jobs?Are immigrants stealing our jobs? by Joseph Gatt
Social economics is more like YouTube than Instagram. That is social economics is diverse, moving, dynamic and collective, when most people think of the economy as individual and static. Let me explain. There are several ca
 1st St. Patrick's Day parade1st St. Patrick's Day parade by The Ovi Team
March 17th 1762; in New York City, the first parade honouring the Catholic feast
 Beannachtai na Feile PadraigBeannachtai na Feile Padraig by The Ovi Team
The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn\'t get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship. Far from being
 Poetry Class and the Baby Handiwipes and TP BluesPoetry Class and the Baby Handiwipes and TP Blues by Leah Sellers
“Maybelle, I sure am enjoyin’ this Poetry Class I let you talk me into attendin’ with you. And who’d have thunk it !” Jimmie Bea snorted with laughter.“I’m so glad you said ,
 Coronavirus Offerings and Job Losses: University Reliance on China BitesCoronavirus Offerings and Job Losses: University Reliance on China Bites by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The two faces of Hunger #5 - Home, InterruptedThe two faces of Hunger #5 - Home, Interrupted by Katerina Charisi
 Paper ProductsPaper Products by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Halabja gas attackHalabja gas attack by The Ovi Team
March 16th 1988; Thousands of people were killed and many others injured in a poison gas attack on a Kurdish city in northern Iraq. Up to 20 aircraft, said to include Iraqi Migs and Mirages, were seen overhead at around 1100 local time in Halab
 Volcano LoversVolcano Lovers by Abigail George
 Desert In BloomDesert In Bloom by Virginia Maria Romero
He walks through the desertgrabbing handfuls of silken petalsheavy with morning dewnot thinking of the thorns    piercing his calloused f
 Dupenews: UK coronavirus definitely blueDupenews: UK coronavirus definitely blue by Theodore K. Nasos
 International Day Against Police BrutalityInternational Day Against Police Brutality by The Ovi Team
On March 15, 1997, the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality in Montreal hel
 World Consumer Rights DayWorld Consumer Rights Day by The Ovi Team
March 15th; World Consumer Rights Day will be held around the globe to recognise ou
 Albert Einstein:  Remember Your Humanity and Forget the RestAlbert Einstein: Remember Your Humanity and Forget the Rest by Rene Wadlow
 Urgent LoveUrgent Love by David Sparenberg
Live in alternative practice.Choosing alternative energyde-industrialize.
 Real immigrant problemsReal immigrant problems by Joseph Gatt
Ideology has it that immigrants are “dangerous” and “potential criminals” and “lack patriotism” without specifying who we are talking about. Are we talking about first generation immigrants? Second generation
 World Kidney DayWorld Kidney Day by The Ovi Team
March 14th; the theme for 2012 was Donate - Kidneys for Life - Receive. So
 Billy Crystal Billy Crystal by The Ovi Team
 Jack Ruby sentenced to deathJack Ruby sentenced to death by The Ovi Team
March 14th 1964; Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald--the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy--is found guilty of the \"murder with malice\" of Oswald and sentenced to die in the electric chair. It was t
 Dr Maza's Salafi-Styled Theocracy Dr Maza's Salafi-Styled Theocracy by Murray Hunter
 CrusoeCrusoe by Shola Balogun
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
 A few Arab misunderstandings on JudaismA few Arab misunderstandings on Judaism by Joseph Gatt
Just a few things to clarify Judaism for my Arab friends. 1. Jews are not organized in “tribes.”What I read a lot in Muslim literature about Jews is that Jews are organized in tribes, as in the
 Under water #02Under water #02 by George Kalatzis
For more Under Water and George Kalatzis Cartoons, HERE!
 Rancho Santa ElenaRancho Santa Elena by The Ovi Team
March 13th; cult leader Adolpho de Jesus Constanzo sacrifices another human victim at
 The Love BugThe Love Bug by The Ovi Team
March 13th; on this day in 1969, \"The Love Bug,\" a Walt Disney movie about the adventures of a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, opens in theatres across the United States. The film, which was based on a 1961 book called \"Car, Boy, Girl\" by G
 The problem with startupsThe problem with startups by Joseph Gatt
Notes on the problem with startups around the world, in no particular order. -Successful startups usually allow each employee a large degree of autonomy to carry out tasks. Successful startups also have well-rounded staff t
 Isles Of SeclusionIsles Of Seclusion by Saloni Kaul
Poets and sensitive souls shy from excessOf virtually all vulgarity, violence,Bathos, verbosity, the sentimental recess,To stoically allow inner reserves dom
 Golden Anniversaries for Flawed Treaties: The NPT turns FiftyGolden Anniversaries for Flawed Treaties: The NPT turns Fifty by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #102Berserk Alert! #102 by Tony Zuvela
 For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For
 Paul weds LindaPaul weds Linda by The Ovi Team
March 12th 1969; on this day Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman in a civil ceremony in London. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Marylebone Register Office to catch a glimpse of the couple as they arrived with Miss Eastman\'s six-year-o
 Sanitizing Modi's Hindutvadi Fascism is Impious!Sanitizing Modi's Hindutvadi Fascism is Impious! by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 DescentDescent by Jan Sand
At night, in the field of darknessWhere an old mind tosses bright memoriesLike an emperor’s entourage flinging flower petals,The currents of nostalgia move and swirlIn edd
 The two faces of hunger #4 - Sacrifices The two faces of hunger #4 - Sacrifices by Katerina Charisi
 Physician leaders issue plea to Turkey and Greece on boarder dispute Physician leaders issue plea to Turkey and Greece on boarder dispute by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Frankenstein publishedFrankenstein published by The Ovi Team
 Gorbachev, USSR leaderGorbachev, USSR leader by The Ovi Team
March 11th 1985; Mikhail Gorbachev took over following the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Chernenko, 73, died after a long illness. Sombre music preceded the news on radio and television and scheduled programmes were cancelled. The speed of nam
 Crimes in Afghanistan: Fatou Bensouda's Investigative MissionCrimes in Afghanistan: Fatou Bensouda's Investigative Mission by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Beating HeartBeating Heart by Nikos Laios
I have a Beating heart
 Conversation pathologiesConversation pathologies by Joseph Gatt
When I consult with patients as a therapist, I look at a lot of things. One of the things I look at is conversation pathologies among the patients or in the environment surrounding the patients. Now we all lie every now and
 Berserk Alert! #132Berserk Alert! #132 by Tony Zuvela
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 James Earl Ray gets lifeJames Earl Ray gets life by The Ovi Team
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
 Malaysia's New Political Landscape - Back to the future...Malaysia's New Political Landscape - Back to the future... by Murray Hunter
 I Didn't Know What to SayI Didn't Know What to Say by Bohdan Yuri
I Didn’t Know What to SayLook at me,I’
 What kind of spouse men and women wantWhat kind of spouse men and women want by Joseph Gatt
There are four types of husband or wife people tend to want. This is descriptive, not prescriptive work. -The domestic worker/sex slave They say it\'s usually men who abuse the wife and reduce the wife to a dome
 AntySaurus Prick 2003AntySaurus Prick 2003 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 Barbie makes a debutBarbie makes a debut by The Ovi Team
March 9th; on this day and ironically only one day after the international women’s day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie wa
 The Spiritual and Socialist Start of International Women's DayThe Spiritual and Socialist Start of International Women's Day by Rene Wadlow
 Woman, life's refugee (in Greek)Woman, life's refugee (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
 International Women's DayInternational Women's Day by The Ovi Team
International Women\'s Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women\'s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated
 What next for Europe and the UK after Brexit?What next for Europe and the UK after Brexit? by Christos Mouzeviris
 Sovereignty Sovereignty by David Sparenberg
Freedom of Conscienceis freedomto think your own thoughtsfeel your own feelingsgive voice to your voice
 Toilet Paper Blues: Coronavirus and Pandemic PantriesToilet Paper Blues: Coronavirus and Pandemic Pantries by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 World health professionals calling governments to prioritise support for healthcare workers in the front line against coronavirusWorld health professionals calling governments to prioritise support for healthcare workers in the front line against coronavirus by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Golda MeirGolda Meir by The Ovi Team
March 7th 1969; Golda Meir, the \"grand old woman of Israeli politics\", became on this day the first female prime minister of Israel. The 70-year-old\'s candidature was officially accepted by the Labour Party in Tel Aviv after she received 287
 The InheritorsThe Inheritors by Jan Sand
 Barely a Portrait, Images, TransitionsBarely a Portrait, Images, Transitions by Michael Lee Johnson
Barely a Portrait, Images, Transitions(Niles High School, Niles, Michigan) You will find her here blowing soap bubbles,chewing gum cigars, old time candy and toy as
 The two faces of hunger #3The two faces of hunger #3 by Katerina Charisi
 World Maths DayWorld Maths Day by The Ovi Team
March 6th; World Maths Day wants to give pupils a change from their usual maths
 The aspirinThe aspirin by The Ovi Team
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
 The Viral Blame Game: Xenophobia, Attribution and CoronavirusThe Viral Blame Game: Xenophobia, Attribution and Coronavirus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Ragin' Contagions !Ragin' Contagions ! by Leah Sellers
Yes, Viruses are interesting CrittersCritters longing for TransmissionTo put them into CommissionMy, my, my, my CoronaBeComesYour, your, your, your Corona
 Dupenews: Sit on mummy's chair, babe!Dupenews: Sit on mummy's chair, babe! by Theodore K. Nasos
 World Spelling DayWorld Spelling Day by The Ovi Team
March 5th; Students everywhere will be participating in World Spelling Day! Spelling is s
 The iron curtain ...speechThe iron curtain ...speech by The Ovi Team
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
 Political Betrayal, Treachery, and Political Hara-Kiri in MalaysiaPolitical Betrayal, Treachery, and Political Hara-Kiri in Malaysia by Murray Hunter
 Children Of The StarsChildren Of The Stars by Nikos Laios
Every act Of love is life,Every act of kindness Affirms our humanity, Every act of cruelty Betrays our soul.
 Daring to Kiss: Coronavirus and the Butterfly EffectDaring to Kiss: Coronavirus and the Butterfly Effect by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #098Berserk Alert! #098 by Tony Zuvela
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 John Lennon's quote ...among other John Lennon's quote ...among other by The Ovi Team
 De-evolution of Europe - The Name of the Rose (Second Part)De-evolution of Europe - The Name of the Rose (Second Part) by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 Trellises All In Sequence Trellises All In Sequence by Saloni Kaul
Arched trellises as children we strolled throughOf saturated time replete with summer’s scentsAppear before us in their shades of pink green blue,Arcs painted
 Mixed Returns for the Huawei Bashing TourMixed Returns for the Huawei Bashing Tour by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Walk & talk 2009Walk & talk 2009 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 CarmenCarmen by The Ovi Team
March 3rd 1875; Georges Bizet\'s opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris. Unfortunately opening run was denounced by the majority of critics. It was almost withdrawn after its fourth or fifth performance, and
 Minnie the MoocherMinnie the Moocher by The Ovi Team
3rd March, 1931; Cab Calloway makes music history when he records “Minnie
 The Priorities of General Motors: Ditching HoldenThe Priorities of General Motors: Ditching Holden by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Israeli electionsIsraeli elections by Joseph Gatt
We are a nation that will soon turn 72. We were born in 1948. In the 1960s, we used to brag about all the elections that we never had. Everyone claimed to vote, bu
 The two faces of hunger #2 - RecognitionThe two faces of hunger #2 - Recognition by Katerina Charisi
 More Berserk Alert! #313More Berserk Alert! #313 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 Concord's first Concord's first by The Ovi Team
March 2nd 1969; that day the supersonic airliner, Concorde did a \"faultless\" maiden flight. The Anglo-French plane took off from Toulouse and was in the air for just 27 minutes before the pilot made the decision to land. The first pilot, Andr
 Lovers DictionaryLovers Dictionary by Abigail George
 Julian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition HearingsJulian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition Hearings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for March 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for March 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
 Self Injury Awareness DaySelf Injury Awareness Day by The Ovi Team
March 1st; self Injury Awareness Day - Self-injury or self harming is when a
 DEMOCRACY: from Athenian Origins to 21st Century AmericaDEMOCRACY: from Athenian Origins to 21st Century America by David Sparenberg
 TalkTalk by Jan Sand
There comes a point where idle chatter over things that don’t really matter,Civilities that tolerate the insensate, talk that prates out of the politeConsiderations of weather, hea
 Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition HearingsJulian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #163Berserk Alert! #163 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
 The first African American OscarThe first African American Oscar by The Ovi Team
 Viral Losses: Australian Universities, Coronavirus and GreedViral Losses: Australian Universities, Coronavirus and Greed by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The two faces of hunger #1The two faces of hunger #1 by Katerina Charisi
 It's Brexit, stupid! It's Brexit, stupid! by Thanos Kalamidas
 Olof Palme assassinated Olof Palme assassinated by The Ovi Team
February 28th 1986; the Swedish prime minister died after being shot in a street ambush in central Stockholm. His wife was wounded. Olof and Lisbeth Palme were attacked as they were leaving a cinema at about 2330 local time. Mr Palme was shot t
 Fats DominoFats Domino by The Ovi Team
February 28th 1928; \"I\'m worried about all the people in New Orleans. Tell them
 Sanders Would Be Wise to Consider Booker for VPSanders Would Be Wise to Consider Booker for VP by George Cassidy Payne
 Dark Nights Dark Nights by Nikos Laios
They carried bundles Of wood and threw them Onto a pyre outside the ruins
 Julian Assange Against the Imperium: Day Two of Extradition HearingsJulian Assange Against the Imperium: Day Two of Extradition Hearings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 AntySaurus Prick 2002AntySaurus Prick 2002 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Valley of FearThe Valley of Fear by The Ovi Team
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In an ideal world, professors and researchers would be charismatic figures, well-read, and who can give clear lectures and write clear papers on their subjects of specialty. Furthermore, ideally, professors and researchers should be able have a
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The United Nations General Assembly, on the initiative of Nurbch Jeenbrev, the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the U.N. in New York, has proclaimed 20 February as the “World Day of Social Justice” with an emp
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We Israelis and Americans think that the rest of the world elects politicians to solve problems, not create them. We Israelis and Americans are naive. In most countries, politicians are not chosen to solve problems. In most
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Why am I here?Who sent me towound my enemieswith these gravesideprayers hollow enoughto stick a fist through?Who invited me?
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On February 16, 1959, Fidel Castro is sworn in as prime minister of Cuba after leading a guerrilla campaign that forced right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile. Castro, who became commander in chief of Cuba\'s armed forces after Batist
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Nations and territories discussed here are China, North and South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR. Sweeping generalizations about those nations, as each territory or individual is different. GeneralitiesTwo
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Seeping,Soaked, stained Ingrained through Textured paper;The paint squeezed From the tube.
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Pre-9/11 means two things: pre-Internet and pre-9/11 attacks. The 9/11 attacks were indeed almost simultaneous with the explosion of the Internet. So the Muslims faced a double challenge: how to define their identity in the face of the horrific
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White mountainous clouds reflectOrange magma colored skyAs the sun dips below fading tree lines.Miracle like rays of lightSh
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In the early 20th century, a mixture of a revolution in machines and mechanics and an ability to map space led to space exploration. The pioneers of space exploration were over-excited. It kind of worked like this. When I w
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Math is simple and should stay simple. I know it\'s in the DNA of people to make their jobs sound less accessible than they actually are, and I know mathematicians like to make it sound like they have brains three times the size of a non-mathem
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10th February, 1964; Bob Dylan releases \"The Times They Are a-Changin\" his 3rd album, by Columbia Records. The album is seen as a protest album featuring songs about issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track was one o
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Cinema and soap operas help promote tourism, help promote social cohesion, give people something to talk about at work, at school or during resting time. I thought a lot about what genres the Algerian cinema industry could
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Let me save you some embarrassment in future meetings. There are basically three types of people. First, people who assert their individual authority and rank. Second type of person are those who assert their individual and tribal authority. Th
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We Americans value the notion of “relevance” in intellectual conversation. That is when exchanging intellectual information or debating about current events, we try to remain relevant to the single current even being discussed.
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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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There\'s no clear definition of what diplomacy means. But the word “diplomacy” is usually understood as being “the pursuit of politics through non-violent means.” Namely, diplomacy means discussion,
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4th of February. Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 mi
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In a not too Distant seeming Tragic UnReality made Reality…….“Hey Vlad ! So glad you came by to Congratulate me at my Pussy Cat Grabbin’ Pad !”“Dah ! Dah ! Gl
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Korean, Chinese and Japanese companies engage in a daily ritual where at the end of the day they shower their subordinates with value judgments on what they believe the value of their subordinates\' work was. Everything from the choice of suit
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(for my slave ancestry)Shroud don’t say anything if I changedmy hair, if I spoke my thoughts, don’t
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Before you were a saving beacon,  blind ships were lured to cast lost souls.   rugged rocks and stormy squalls shipwrecks littered along your shoals.
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January 30th 1948; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi\'s Vaishnava mother was d
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Every individual is different, but there are two major global consumer trends: “the green movement” and “the nationalist movement.” A third movement, small but significant, is the “luxury movement” while a fo
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The old man;Lonely and melancholy Gazed down from his balcony At the tumbling scraps of paper
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Anyone who\'s dated a Korean girl or any Jew who was adopted by an Arab family will be all too familiar with psychological warfare. What is psychological warfare in the first place? Here\'s what it looks like:
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January 27th 1945; The Red Army liberated the Nazis\' biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz in south-western Poland. According to reports, hundreds of thousands of Polish people, as well as Jews from a number of other European countries, have
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January 26th 1950; the independent republic of India is officially born on that day, after nearly 100 years of British rule. A public holiday was declared throughout the country, and millions of people celebrated with processions and ceremonies
 Diminishing Returns: Calculated Misery in Air TravelDiminishing Returns: Calculated Misery in Air Travel by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Foggy BluesFoggy Blues by Jan Sand
Here is a morning fogThat rises from the snowTo inhabit head-tall spaceIn lightless glow.
 Additional advice to South Korea on the economyAdditional advice to South Korea on the economy by Joseph Gatt
Notes and advice to the South Koreans on the economy, in no particular order. General philosophy
 The contemporarily of a mistake - the permanently of a crime (in Greek) The contemporarily of a mistake - the permanently of a crime (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
 Robert BurnsRobert Burns by The Ovi Team
 First Winter OlympicsFirst Winter Olympics by The Ovi Team
On January 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics take off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski jump and bobsled as well as 12 other events involving a total of six sports. The \"International Winter Sports
 The Ka-Thunking Politics of SabotageThe Ka-Thunking Politics of Sabotage by Leah Sellers
The Politics of Sabotage does not exist solely in Washington D.C..Oh no, the Politics of Sabotage is everywhere groups of Humanity can be found. The Politics of Sabotage is Darwinian - primal and predatory in nature
 The Present HomeThe Present Home by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
 Negotiating with the North KoreansNegotiating with the North Koreans by Joseph Gatt
Theatrics and advice on negotiating with the North Koreans. Yossi is partnered with a North Korean named Tae Seon in a language exchange program. Yossi (in Korean): Hi, my name is Yossi,
 Berserk Alert! #116Berserk Alert! #116 by Tony Zuvela
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 Edith WhartonEdith Wharton by The Ovi Team
 Director Theo Angelopoulos died in road accidentDirector Theo Angelopoulos died in road accident by The Ovi Team
January 24th 2012. On the day film lovers around the globe tuned in to find out this year\'s Oscar contenders, the world of cinema mourned the loss of one of its most respected figures. Greek award-winning film director Theo Angelopoulos died T
 Winston Churchill diesWinston Churchill dies by The Ovi Team
January 24th 1965; Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 with his wife Lady Clementine Churchill and other members of the family at his bedside. He suffered a stroke 15 days before and gradually slipped into a deep sleep from which he never awake
 Islamic Assault on Malaysia's Higher Education - Salafi cabal seeks to dominate universitiesIslamic Assault on Malaysia's Higher Education - Salafi cabal seeks to dominate universities by Murray Hunter
 Pipe DreamsPipe Dreams by Bohdan Yuri
Pipe DreamsLight a pipedream a lifeA pipe dreamsSo it seems…  
 The future of Algerian politicsThe future of Algerian politics by Joseph Gatt
Notes on Algerian politics, in no particular order. -Algeria has just elected Abdelmajid Tebboune as its president. -A little bit of insider history. During the Bouteflika years, a hierarchy was installed within
 Walk & talk 2003Walk & talk 2003 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Insulin, first useInsulin, first use by The Ovi Team
23rd January, 1922: The first injection of Insulin (called isletin originally) on Leonard Thompson, a
 Libya: The Fairy Godmothers hoping to bless a new State Structure meet in BerlinLibya: The Fairy Godmothers hoping to bless a new State Structure meet in Berlin by Rene Wadlow
 Mystic RiverMystic River by Nikos Laios
In my youthPoetry was aRiver that flowed Deep within me,
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Fundamental legacy of The Nuremberg and Tokyo Trials (1945-1948)By Wedyan AlMadani These – rather unfortunate – days some voices in Europe are trying, in
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 Heath LedgerHeath Ledger by The Ovi Team
 Queen Victoria diesQueen Victoria dies by The Ovi Team
The death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901, ends an era in which most of her British subjects know no other monarch. Her 63-year reign, the longest in British history, saw the growth of an empire on which the sun never set. Victoria restored digni
 This is Not Dresden*This is Not Dresden* by David Sparenberg
Just when we were about to give up hope… No—stop!  This is
 Janus-Faced on Climate Change: Microsoft's Carbon VisionJanus-Faced on Climate Change: Microsoft's Carbon Vision by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The evolution of Western politicsThe evolution of Western politics by Joseph Gatt
 Supreme LeaderSupreme Leader by Patrick McWade
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 Don DeLillo's White NoiseDon DeLillo's White Noise by The Ovi Team
 Tehran frees US hostages Tehran frees US hostages by The Ovi Team
January 21st 1981; The 52 American hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran for more than 14 months arrived in West Germany on their way home to the United States. The former diplomats and embassy staff stepped from the plane onto the tarmac a
 A Matter of Quality: Air Pollution, Tennis and Sporting OfficialdomA Matter of Quality: Air Pollution, Tennis and Sporting Officialdom by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Have You Seen My Integrity?Have You Seen My Integrity? by George Cassidy Payne
It was wearing a crimsonfedora and a gun metal blackv neck t-shirt
 What the supply-siders get wrongWhat the supply-siders get wrong by Joseph Gatt
China, Japan and Korea believe in supply-side economics. That is the Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan believe that if you supply a product, there will automatically be a demand for the product. Now why do East
 Martin Luther King DayMartin Luther King Day by The Ovi Team
It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Congressman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, first introduced legislation for a commemorative holiday four days after King was assassinated in 1968. After the bill be
 Jerry Lee Lewis in Grand Ole OpryJerry Lee Lewis in Grand Ole Opry by The Ovi Team
 John F Kennedy sworn in as US presidentJohn F Kennedy sworn in as US president by The Ovi Team
January 20 1961; The Democrat John F Kennedy was sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States. The 43-year-old Roman Catholic was inaugurated as the 35th president on a snow-covered Capitol Hill in Washington. He takes o
 De-evolution of Europe - The equation of Communism with Nazism (First Part)De-evolution of Europe - The equation of Communism with Nazism (First Part) by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 The origins of the "X"-menThe origins of the "X"-men by Abigail George
(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)Most people live in between the married and thesingle life. I want death. I want life. I want my lifeto be celebrated in death. I just
 Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates CourtShort of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 More Berserk Alert! #307More Berserk Alert! #307 by Tony Zuvela
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 Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi by The Ovi Team
January 19th 1966; Indira Gandhi, only daughter of India\'s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became the country\'s next leader. She was chosen at the end of a bitter leadership battle with former finance minister Morarji Desai. Following
 The Master BuilderThe Master Builder by The Ovi Team
January 19th 1893; Henrik Ibsen\'s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin. The play was first performed at the Lessing Theatre, Berlin, with Emanuel Reicher as Solness. It opened at the Trafalgar Theatre, London on
 Curing Malaysia's National PsychosisCuring Malaysia's National Psychosis by Murray Hunter
 The evolution of Google, YouTube and FacebookThe evolution of Google, YouTube and Facebook by Joseph Gatt
Up until around 2014, Google search results had the same rankings no matter where you were. If you typed “best burger in town” the search rankings would be the same whether you were in Sydney, Australia, or Auckland, New Zealand, or
 Harry and Meghan Exit: The Royal Family Propaganda MachineHarry and Meghan Exit: The Royal Family Propaganda Machine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 For your own ...benefit, Sakellaropoulou (in Greek) For your own ...benefit, Sakellaropoulou (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
 Cook discovers HawaiiCook discovers Hawaii by The Ovi Team
 A.A. MilneA.A. Milne by The Ovi Team
 Peace conference begins in ParisPeace conference begins in Paris by The Ovi Team
January 18th 1919 in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Leaders of the victorious Allied powers--France, Great
 He's Got Bone Spurs that Jingle-Jangle-Jingle....He's Got Bone Spurs that Jingle-Jangle-Jingle.... by Leah Sellers
In an UnReality-Reality Dark vortex somewhere within the Climate Changing Universe.........“Well, King Trumpty, what do the Polls have to say about your ImPeaching Dumpty on General Soleimani ?” The Aide
 SerendipitousSerendipitous by Jan Sand
I breathe, I smile, I walk a mile,I cook, I look, I sit a while.Lots of things that can be done,Can be a nuisance, can be fun,But, professional, these a
 Profiles and psychiatry of mass shootersProfiles and psychiatry of mass shooters by Joseph Gatt
Human nature has it that we are protected by a community. Individual human beings are usually protected by their parents, with whom they tend to have a hierarchical but protective relationship. Individuals then tend to play a role in a tribe, o
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 PopeyePopeye by The Ovi Team
January 17th 1929; Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip. Popeye the Sailor Man is a fictional hero notable for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well a
 Mother of all BattlesMother of all Battles by The Ovi Team
January 17 1991; The Gulf War Allies send hundreds of planes on bombing raids into Iraq, at the start of Operation Desert Storm. The American, British, French, Saudi and Kuwaiti aircraft took off at 2330 GMT. Their bombs were aimed at military
 The Stunning Hypocrisy Of Trump's Evangelical SupportersThe Stunning Hypocrisy Of Trump's Evangelical Supporters by George Cassidy Payne
 To PoemTo Poem by David Sparenberg
Seldom do I dream;often do I poem.I have pondered this:Why?Who gives guidance to any otherwho does not first have
 Vague Imminence: US policy, Pre-emptive Force and Qasem SoleimaniVague Imminence: US policy, Pre-emptive Force and Qasem Soleimani by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Walk & talk 2002Walk & talk 2002 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 Benny Goodman in Carnegie HallBenny Goodman in Carnegie Hall by The Ovi Team
 Incendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species EffectIncendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species Effect by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Burnt SkyBurnt Sky by Nikos Laios
In the heat of the day they suffer,The sky is glowing orange like hellAnd they huddle on a beach Waiting for boats to arrive As the flames steadily
 Case studies to better understand domestic violenceCase studies to better understand domestic violence by Joseph Gatt
I am a man. 5 feet 9, rather sturdy. Yet I was a victim of domestic violence by my ex-girlfriend for many years. The story goes like this. It was threatening text messages, it was hours of rage at home, it was weeks of disappearance and silent
 Berserk Alert! #156Berserk Alert! #156 by Tony Zuvela
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 Hill Street Blues beginsHill Street Blues begins by The Ovi Team
January 15th 1981; Hill Street Blues, television\'s landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC. When Hill Street Blues first appeared, the police show had pretty much been given up for dead. Critics savaged stodgy and moralistic melodramas,
 Martin Niemoller: After Nazi Violence, Reconciliation EffortsMartin Niemoller: After Nazi Violence, Reconciliation Efforts by Rene Wadlow
 Haphazard Revolutionaries Seek Leader Haphazard Revolutionaries Seek Leader by Saloni Kaul
As though at the behest of some primeval thinking force,A distant sun’s haze is astonishingly there agleam ,Vying with these shapechanging clouds for form Like sharp for
 Theatrics of Korean security, political and business meetingsTheatrics of Korean security, political and business meetings by Joseph Gatt
Yossi Gatt tries to help the South Koreans become world leaders, handle political and security affairs. Scene 1 Yossi works at Cyworld, one of the world\'s largest social media sites although a vast majority of
 Walk & talk 2001Walk & talk 2001 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggioMarilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio by The Ovi Team
 Conrad returns to LondonConrad returns to London by The Ovi Team
January 14th, on this day in 1894, Joseph Conrad returns to London to settle down after a long career at sea. There, he begins rewriting a story he had been working on during his travels, which becomes his first novel, Almayer\'s Folly.
 Action and Imagery in the Middle East Maybe Worth ItAction and Imagery in the Middle East Maybe Worth It by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 Restless Hawk (V2)Restless Hawk (V2) by Michael Lee Johnson
Restless Hawk (V2)The angels of wings are always in flightbe the devil or archangel Michael.I\'m a hawk, I\'m a night owl nightbarroom flights, fighter,seeing eyes t
 Notes on racism in FranceNotes on racism in France by Joseph Gatt
Notes on racism in France, in no particular order. Note that France does not recognize ethnicities. Generalizations about ethnicities can be considered unlawful in France, if such generalizations can lead to ethnic violence or calls for ethnic
 Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp by The Ovi Team
 Writers' strikeWriters' strike by The Ovi Team
 Allies bomb IraqAllies bomb Iraq by The Ovi Team
January 13th 1993; American, British and French fighter jets carried out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq. The Iraqis have repeatedly breached the \"no-fly zone\" set up after the Gulf War - which began almost two years ago - and ma
 The Plunge Of Prometheus*The Plunge Of Prometheus* by David Sparenberg
 The aftermath of lonelinessThe aftermath of loneliness by Abigail George
(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)I want you to bring me to life, bring me flowers, Ihave become nothing. In the station of the metro, girls arebeing woken up by kisses.
 The token economyThe token economy by Joseph Gatt
When you build the biggest tower in the world, you need to at least consider that no one wants to work on the 72nd floor. When you reevaluate your currency, you need to at least consider that people\'s savings will be wiped out. When you hire a
 Berserk Alert! #201Berserk Alert! #201 by Tony Zuvela
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 Jack LondonJack London by The Ovi Team
January 12th 1876; On this day, Jack London, the illegitimate son of an astrolog
 Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it's nobleComing to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it's noble by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Letter From The Warmer RegionsLetter From The Warmer Regions by Jan Sand
This guy in the other pit.He’s got a better demon
 Soleimani's assassination triggers US-Iran standoff Soleimani's assassination triggers US-Iran standoff by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Drinking ProblemDrinking Problem by Paul Woods
You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: Insertbrainherecomic
 Nikos KavvadiasNikos Kavvadias by The Ovi Team
Nikos Kavvadias born in January 11, 1910 and he was a poet and writer; current
 Stalin deports TrotskyStalin deports Trotsky by The Ovi Team
January 11th 1928; Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He lived there in internal exile for a year bef
 Indian Adventures: Policing, Facial Recognition and Targeting PrivacyIndian Adventures: Policing, Facial Recognition and Targeting Privacy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Set asideSet aside by Bohdan Yuri
Harbor not some old remorse, most left unfolded,harshly cast behind some unconscious holding,not those distant tales of long lost yearnings,or mistakes that
 Almost everything you wanted to know about sexAlmost everything you wanted to know about sex by Joseph Gatt
The way I see sex is there are three forms of sex: “passionate love” would be the first. “Addicted impulse” would be the second. “Caving into the addicted impulse of a partner” would be the third.
 More Berserk Alert! #282More Berserk Alert! #282 by Tony Zuvela
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 Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett by The Ovi Team
 The League of NationsThe League of Nations by The Ovi Team
On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations formally comes into being when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, takes effect. In 1914, a political assassination in Sarajevo set off a chain of events that led to
 Is it Time to Stop Calling Trump's Evangelical Base Christians?Is it Time to Stop Calling Trump's Evangelical Base Christians? by George Cassidy Payne
 Goddess Goddess by Nikos Laios
Sing goddess,Dance with me;
 Anti-Semitism and cultural lensAnti-Semitism and cultural lens by Joseph Gatt
The main problem with anti-Semitism is this. In Arab nations, France, Korea, Japan and Muslim countries in general, leadership tends to be opaque. Very opaque. In companies, the leader\'s name is often taboo and can\'t be pronounced. No one kno
 Kim & DonKim & Don by Patrick McWade
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 Bond features Aston MartinBond features Aston Martin by The Ovi Team
January 9th 1965; James Bond movie \"Goldfinger,\" driving an Aston Martin Silver Birch DB5 sports car premiers. Aston Martins would go on to appear in a number of other Bond films. Aston Martin\'s roots date back to 1913, when Robert Bamford a
 iPhone birthdayiPhone birthday by The Ovi Team
January 9th, On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iP
 What causes the suicides of office workers, journalists and othersWhat causes the suicides of office workers, journalists and others by Joseph Gatt
This article is a reaction to a deluge of articles on why suicide is so prevalent in the K-pop industry. Suicide, corruption, rape, serial womanizing and murder are fortunately marginal but exist in all industries.
 The ghost fadesThe ghost fades by Abigail George
(for Vincent Moloi, a pair of boots and a bicycle)I miss you. I don\'t miss you. I miss you. I reallydon\'t care if you care, I don\'t miss you. Yourhead is Muir and full of dev
 Pakistanisation of Britain: Is Johnson the last UK Prime Minister?Pakistanisation of Britain: Is Johnson the last UK Prime Minister? by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Berserk Alert! #154Berserk Alert! #154 by Tony Zuvela
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 Randolph Hearst stops Citizen KaneRandolph Hearst stops Citizen Kane by The Ovi Team
January 8th, one of Hollywood’s most famous clashes of the titans - an ups
 Wagging the Dog: Trump does it this timeWagging the Dog: Trump does it this time by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Disruptive Assassinations: Killing Qassem SoleimaniDisruptive Assassinations: Killing Qassem Soleimani by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Dupenews: Trump's resolutionsDupenews: Trump's resolutions by Theodore K. Nasos
 Donald & RonaldDonald & Ronald by Patrick McWade
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 Zora NealeZora Neale by The Ovi Team
January 7th, on this day in 1891, Zora Neale Hurston, novelist and folklorist, is born in Eatonville, Fla. Although at the time of her death in 1960, Hurston had published more books than any other black woman in America, she was unable to capt
 Truman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bombTruman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bomb by The Ovi Team
January 7th 1953; in his final State of the Union address before Congress, President Harry S. Truman tells the world that that the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. It was just three years earlier on January 31, 1950, that Truman pub
 A Vibrant World Civil SocietyA Vibrant World Civil Society by Rene Wadlow
 BirdingBirding by George Cassidy Payne
Fragile, shalehands holdthe womb
 Fixing relations between Korea and JapanFixing relations between Korea and Japan by Joseph Gatt
Japan and South Korea have radically different public relations and public diplomacy approaches. Japan spends almost zero dollars on public relations, and uses a “if you want to come see us, come see us, but we won\'t invite you” ki
 World day for War orphansWorld day for War orphans by The Ovi Team
Usually we say that one picture says more than a thousand words. Unfortunately when it comes to war orphans there are thousands of pictures and all of them leave us …speechless!!
 Nurmi breaks two world recordsNurmi breaks two world records by The Ovi Team
January 6th 1925; Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi steps up to the starting line in New York\'s Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. appearance. Anticipation for the moment had been building steadily since Nurmi\'s arrival in America
 EPIC a back to the future Shamanic telling for public recitationEPIC a back to the future Shamanic telling for public recitation by David Sparenberg
 Feast On The RocksFeast On The Rocks by Saloni Kaul
Outcast like farflung rock on which he sitsMost greedily tears open his newspaper Wrapped castaway  apparent charityAnd gobbles hungrily down all the fish and chips
 Poverty alleviation using the language learning metaphorPoverty alleviation using the language learning metaphor by Joseph Gatt
NGO poverty alleviation workers and language teachers share a few things in common. Poverty alleviation is about teaching poor people how to make money. And language teaching is about “alleviating the poverty” of a foreign language
 Without RestraintWithout Restraint by Patrick McWade
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 Dreyfus AffairDreyfus Affair by The Ovi Team
 Prague Spring beginsPrague Spring begins by The Ovi Team
January 5th 1968; Antonin Novotny, the Stalinist ruler of Czechoslovakia, is succeeded as first secretary by Alexander Dubcek, a Slovak who supports liberal reforms. In the first few months of his rule, Dubcek introduced a series of far-reachin
 Do Muslims matter in Modi's India?Do Muslims matter in Modi's India? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Double with...Double with... by Katerina Charisi
 Hypersonic Putin and Gonzo WeaponryHypersonic Putin and Gonzo Weaponry by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 More Berserk Alert! #263More Berserk Alert! #263 by Tony Zuvela
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 Phil Lynott diesPhil Lynott dies by The Ovi Team
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
 Jacob GrimmJacob Grimm by The Ovi Team
January 4th 1785; on this day, the older of the two Grimm brothers, Jacob, is
 Australia Burns: Fireworks, Bush Fires and DenialAustralia Burns: Fireworks, Bush Fires and Denial by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 FireFire by Nikos Laios
The sky is oran
 Do fruits, vegetables, plants; animals have a purpose in life?Do fruits, vegetables, plants; animals have a purpose in life? by Joseph Gatt
Let me be a little radical here. Human beings, plants and animals pretty much have the same purpose in life: breeding children in the best possible conditions, and ensuring the best possible future for their seedlings. That
 Physician leaders send anniversary message of thanks to nursesPhysician leaders send anniversary message of thanks to nurses by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Leonardo's flying machinesLeonardo's flying machines by The Ovi Team
3rd of January 1496, Leonardo da Vinci tried for the first time unsuccessfully unfortunately to fly with one of the flying machines that had become his passion for long time. So that makes a great chance to remember the unbelievable creations o
 Noriega surrenders to U.S.Noriega surrenders to U.S. by The Ovi Team
January 3rd 1990; Panama\'s General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. Noriega was flown to Miami the following day
 MoonlightMoonlight by Gordana Mudri
 Sanctions, Security and the Nord Stream 2 PipelineSanctions, Security and the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Gossip among culturesGossip among cultures by Joseph Gatt
I use a condescending, almost racist term for China, Japan and Korea and ASEAN nations. I call them the “yellow” papers; because of how much they love to sit down and gossip (it\'s basically all they do). The Arab world, Indians and
 Berserk Alert! #115Berserk Alert! #115 by Tony Zuvela
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 A refusal to a loyalty oathA refusal to a loyalty oath by The Ovi Team
January 2nd 1962. The Weavers, one of the most significant popular-music groups of
 Happy New Year ...Old Earth! Happy New Year ...Old Earth! by Thanos Kalamidas
 I AM NOT a GOOD AMERICANI AM NOT a GOOD AMERICAN by David Sparenberg
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for January 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for January 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
 Saying Happy New Year Saying Happy New Year by The Ovi Team
Voorspoedige nuwe jaarKul \'am wa antum bikhair
 New Year's DayNew Year's Day by The Ovi Team
 The top New Year resolutionsThe top New Year resolutions by The Ovi Team
New Year’s resolutions are not a new tradition but obviously resolutions change with th
 Scapegoats for Jamal KhashoggiScapegoats for Jamal Khashoggi by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Life SpansLife Spans by Bohdan Yuri
Life SpansEvery day someone’s born,Everyday someone dies,All day long, emotions are alive,All day long, anything to survive,
 Bibi gate: Bibi is innocent! Bibi gate: Bibi is innocent! by Joseph Gatt
Right now the main lines of defense for Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been indicted on charges of fraud and bribery, have been as follows: they either say “he\'s corrupt but so is everyone else” or “he should be acquitted becaus
 ImpeachmentImpeachment by Patrick McWade
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 New Year's EveNew Year's Eve by The Ovi Team
New Year eve and every different nation have its unique traditions that often have survived through time, invaders and changes. So here some of them from different places around the world. France: Jour Des Étrennes. Th
 It is New Year's EveIt is New Year's Eve by The Ovi Team
The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year\'s Eve, \"Auld Lang Syne\" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. Burns transcribed it (and m
 How to run a book publishing companyHow to run a book publishing company by Joseph Gatt
The Ten Commandments on how to run a book publishing company. Or ten conditions to publish a book. 1- Clarity. Any book about to be published should be perfectly clear, and its contents should not leave the reader\'s head s
 The Sage The Sage by Saloni Kaul
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.
 Burning Continents, Secret Travels and Scott MorrisonBurning Continents, Secret Travels and Scott Morrison by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Berserk Alert! #094Berserk Alert! #094 by Tony Zuvela
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 Grigori RasputinGrigori Rasputin by The Ovi Team
 Led Zeppelin captured liveLed Zeppelin captured live by The Ovi Team
 In the bedroom of the poet (novella excerpt)In the bedroom of the poet (novella excerpt) by Abigail George
 A Car Bomb in Baghdad A Car Bomb in Baghdad by George Cassidy Payne
A Car Bomb in Baghdad winds originatingat the edge of a gravel road, he gripped a rib bone between the remai
 Why do the "American Bastards" want 5 billionWhy do the "American Bastards" want 5 billion by Joseph Gatt
We have all experienced this in some form, first hand or second hand. My brother (or sister) comes live in my apartment as she is between jobs, or looking for a job, or fresh out of college. I give her a room and pocket money and feed her and t
 Stronger than fear Stronger than fear by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManPortrait of the Artist as a Young Man by The Ovi Team
 A McConnell Rotten ImPeachMent Or A Fair and Just Trial ?!A McConnell Rotten ImPeachMent Or A Fair and Just Trial ?! by Leah Sellers
“But, Sir, this is America. I’m supposed to be able to get a Fair and Just Trial, just like our President Trumpty’s !”“And just what are you inferring ?”
 Christmas Revolutions: The Fall of Ceausescu Christmas Revolutions: The Fall of Ceausescu by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Israel and the Arab worldIsrael and the Arab world by Joseph Gatt
One thing we Israelis should know is that the average Arab tends not to believe in friendship and any “friendship\" often involves financial variables.
 Berserk Alert! #149Berserk Alert! #149 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Gulag Archipelago publishedThe Gulag Archipelago published by The Ovi Team
December 28th 1983; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn\'s \"literary investigation\" of the police-state system in the Soviet Union, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, is published in the original Russian in Paris. The book was the first of the three-volume
 The making of Hinducracy in Modi's IndiaThe making of Hinducracy in Modi's India by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 DabiraDabira by Shola Balogun
Dábírà,Your name has in it the duetof sublime harmony,captivating solos of serenemotions,of mel
 Medical Opinion, Torture and Julian AssangeMedical Opinion, Torture and Julian Assange by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 WMA urges legislation on violence against physicians WMA urges legislation on violence against physicians by Ovi Magazine Guest
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The first question you want to ask is who are the tourist groups? For Algeria, the potential market is for the following tourists: -Second, third, fourth generation Muslim Algerians residing overseas (mostly in France and C
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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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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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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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(for my mother, father, sister, and brother)       I haven’t fallen in love in eighthours. I wish I could fly out of thisroom to any place th
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A few notes on the USMCA agreement, in no particular order. -When NAFTA was signed in 1994, the US and Canada kind of knew that the trade balance would favor Mexico, but still went through with the deal, thinking that Mexic
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Countries covered here are Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Sweeping generalizations about human resources in those countries, in no particular order. -First thing that comes to mind i
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An awkward moment arisesAs all eyes stare intentlyAt the man w
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A few notes on solving the unemployment crisis and how to use expats in the workforce in South Korea.-First off, big one. South Korea, Japan and China have this problem where they have ultra-liberal economic policies, low t
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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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Dear Ovi Magazine readers, staff, writers, passers-by, Dario Moreno resembles me in many ways. He was orphaned, Turkish, Jewish and something of a global citizen. And in a passionate love song he dedicated to Brigit
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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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They feel and carry The weight of the world,I feel and carry the Weight of the world,
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)This is not a suicide note to remind the cruel worldabout me, about my name. The boy with the darkhair has already mov
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Q & A on the possible construction of a third temple in Jerusalem. Question: Why would we Jews build a third temple in Jerusalem in the coming years? Why would some Jews want to do that? Answer: Let me reass
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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 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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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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You wake up at dawn, your eyes adjust to the pale light. I wake up in the middle of night, eyes burning.
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Let\'s say Thanos is the president and I decide to run against him. Thanos finds out that in my stint at the Korea Times I once accidentally ate someone\'s sandwich. Thanos meets the Korea Times president and asks the KT president for the file
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The faint scent of death pervadesLatter days.There ar
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I think of the decades Of people that
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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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Submerged coherently in a delugeDeliberations delicately explosiveA torrent of semiquaver-like argumentsWe fluidly abandon pat a set of wordsAnd settle
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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 2nd; the International Day for the Abolition of Slaverymarks t
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Cheyenne swept into the Kitchen, and scattered her papers and books in front of her on the Kitchen Table before sitting down. “Mama, I have been studying Reality !”Cheyenne’s Mama smiled as she kneaded the
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The Wall is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. Presented a
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Each nations and individual are very different. Sweeping generalizations on the cultures of South Asia. GeneralitiesAlmost 2 billion people live in South Asia, meaning that a little less than a third of the worl
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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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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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Every individual is different. Sweeping generalizations on the cultures of Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand. GeneralitiesThe main problem I face when discussing North American, Australian or New Zealand cu
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(for my mother, sister, brother, and father)Air. Heir can’t be cured –I’m bee farmer caught stealing.Hospitality.
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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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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
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Individuals and countries can have very different cultures and mindsets. Sweeping generalities about cultural traits in Eastern Europe. GeneralitiesWhat a lot of Eastern Europeans tell me is that during Communis
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My lips Find joy In yours,
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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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November 11th 1852; on this day, the Saturday Evening Gazette publishes \"T
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Water threaded us together for a brief moment in time.In the swimming pool, at my uncle’s house. I thought it would always be like this. I loved you like a beautiful
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Let me shoot straight at what China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan\'s economic woes are. Small industry is the hidden champions. But, unfortunately, the university system teaches students that they only have the following options: giant co
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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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Dear brothers and sisters, Jewish, Arab Christian, Arab Sunni, Arab Shiite, Druze, Bedouin, Armenian, Baha\'i, Circassian, Samaritan, Jewish Israelis with no religious affiliation who refuse to identify as Jewish an
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After you might have killed me tooThen your child would ask this of you,How is it that he knew not his sin,What he did and that which you have seen?Why is it that you still pond
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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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On 6 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 Novembe
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I can feel The blue sky Rub between my fingers,And the taste of the yellow Sun on my lips.
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Go fishing somewhere else this is my territory. In her eyes (the paper tiger empress) I can see the origins of smoke and mirrors and they feed the skeletons, the bears, beasts, the monsters, the life drawings of monkeys of my imagination. Under
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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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tempest skyblood moondead earth below
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Sweeping generalizations about human resources in Canada and the US, Australia and New Zealand. -First one, perhaps big one. Unless stated otherwise, in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand, any information you give pe
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In an UnReality-Reality Show in which America is Spinning within Spaceand all too long a Time………..“But, Sir, aren’t you at all worried about this American, Purple Heart a
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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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No stuffed bird in a museum displayCan convey the twitch and swirl that
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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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Recently Myanmar’s de facto leader Suu Kyi met the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
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October 29th 1740; James Boswell is born on this day in Edinburgh to an
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Isolation Is savagery,And loneliness Is despair.
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Sweeping generalizations about human resources in Latin America, in no particular order. -First thing that comes to mind is in most Latin American countries, save perhaps Bolivia and Paraguay, sexual harassment is a free ga
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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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I think of you often. I think of you standing in the kitchen baking, the aroma of a freshly-baked something, or you hiding behind your bangs, your horse-hair in a ponytail, or I think of you losing all conviction and hope, I think of your relea
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Sweeping generalizations on human resources in ASEAN nations, in no particular order. -First thing that comes to mind, ASEAN nations are somewhat different when it comes to human resources. So I\'ll try to compare different
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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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October 26th 1900, writer Henry James first writes to Edith Wharton, whom he
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If you believe God wrote the Bible, you have all my respect, love and affection. But I could politely excuse you from reading this article. The movement according to which God wrote the Bible is so influential, that on my Go
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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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    (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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-Modern casinos were invented for two purposes: to take people\'s money, and for money laundering purposes.
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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
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In recent years both Europe and the USA, have increasingly witnessed fears about the impact of immigration, that have almost managed to rip apart the European Union. Yet scientists are delivering new answers to the questio
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In silence I drankThe moon tonight,
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Fortune tellers and shamans are businessmen. They know how to tell normal people from desperate people. If you go them all smiles, holding hands with your honey or boo, fortune tellers know they are wasting their time. So they will tell you som
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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
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What joins wit to weight is matterIn filigreed ionic fieldsThat seine sensation from the scatter,Covet it in horny shieldsTo integrate, elucidate, eliminate and formulateT
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Usually I put forward my personal ideas here on Ovi, but this time around I\'m going to give a shout out to an Israeli informal group that goes around middle schools, high schools, universities and sometimes military academies or even pubs to g
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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
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(for my mother and father)The world in which I liveis a ki
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Case studies on negotiating with Persians. Case 1 -Persian: Salam Aleikum
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The hands on the clock are broken,time has caught its first desperate chill.my present is forced to survive guiltinside the space of misdeeds and
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Many astrophysicists like to predict that within a century or two humanity will move to a distant planet or that humanity will divide its residence between planet Earth and some other planet. Some of us have watched the mov
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Life couldn’t have been less eventful in Murrumbeena.After what she’d lived through who’d want events!
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Rivka, a Jewish woman, is married to Jane, a non-Jewish woman. Jane, through artificial insemination, gets pregnant to Jack, their child. Jack grows up to be a fervent Zionist and tries to move to Israel at age 18. Is Jack Jewish enough?
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Pablo Neruda born July 12, 1904 (d. September 23, 1973) was the pen name a
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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.
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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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In Israel, to speak “be tachless” is the norm. There is no correct equivalent of the word “tachless” but I can give you examples. Your friend invites you home for lunch and you don\'t like the food. In most countries you
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I think about how the hive mindknows how to act in one direction,
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Here are a few of the problems that you can encounter in your country\'s banking and financial sector. Cyclical problemsOversupply of cash and overinvestment: In some cases, banks supply too much cash to stimula
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These are real (somewhat altered) conversations I\'ve had with people who were looking for loans or funding. Next time I\'ll discuss the banking and finance system on a more serious tone, so stay tuned. The point I\'m trying to make here is the
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The light is More beautiful When it dies,When it fades over The horizon And leaves an Impression.
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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
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Everything you wanted to know about Seoul but never dared to ask. The basics Seoul is searching for itself. Not quite a world capital of fashion, but could compete with Paris or Milan. Not quite the food capital
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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
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It is very hard, dangerous even, depending upon how things end up, but it must be admitted to that the Trumpian-Regime-Democracy-Gobbling- Machine has been, and is, a Good Lesson for a Democracy gone Lazy and Complacent.Thi
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Everything you wanted to know about Paris but never dared to ask. The basics Paris. The world capital of food, wine, cheese, fashion. The romantic city. Actually that\'s partly true. But it\'s also a city with a
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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
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N is a village in Mexico. Pretty much all the boys and girls between ages 13 and 37 at N are either drug addicts or drug dealers. The drug addicts kill their parents for money, try to rob the village bank for money, try to rob all the stores fo
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July 6th 1994. On this day in 1994, the movie 
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As some primeval matted forest, skeleton so bony, All silence calm until it wit
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Everything you wanted to know about Ankara but did not dare to ask. The basics Ankara, Turkey. Turkey, the Middle East. The Middle East, hot desertic weather and conservative Muslims. Wrong.
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America is a vast desolate plantation withan eerie wind tone signaling deep space.It\'s an ocean of forbidden red wine reaching for throats once transformed into sta
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Everybody wants to play with fireLonging to be instilled with warmth
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Titanium spikesIn the ripped earth Like jagged flesh Deep roots torn The trees are dying The trees are dying.
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Cultural notes on the Chinese in no particular order. -China is a big country but there are basically two Chinas. In the South and in inner China, people are stereotyped as shy, very kind and almost “dull”. In N
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Cultural notes on the Mollahs, in no particular order. -Mollahs can be a lot more friendly than the average conservative Sunni or Shiite Muslim. They\'ll give you a ride if you need one, they\'ll loan you money (and will lo
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July 2nd 1839. Early in the morning, Africans on the Cu
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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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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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It took me thirteen years to reach the restless ones,Wayward tales filled with Fears, a prelude to be called;A warm embrace now easily fell into a weak charade.I wish I knew wha
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Almost everything you wanted to know about Maputo but did not dare to ask. Before we beginWhen you arrive in Maputo you will need some survival Portuguese. Bom dia is good morning, como esta is how are you, muit
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June 30th 1974; Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto, Canada. Mikhail began his bal
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Everything you wanted to know about Bogota but did not dare to ask. For startersBogota is incredibly modern for a Latin American city. There are many shopping malls, all the major brands are rep
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June 29th 1974; Maria Estela Isabel Martinez de Peron has been sworn in as inte
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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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In the halls of the museumThings are not what they seem.Appearances can be most deceiving.If visitors come walking outWith their heads turned round abou
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Spoiler alert. Don\'t read this if you haven\'t seen the movie and don\'t want me to spoil the movie. The story on one foot: Will is a 21 year-old, probably a school drop-out, who works as a janitor at the MIT and lives in
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You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: Insertbrainherecomic
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On June 28, 1928, a 26-year-old Louis Armstrong walked into a Chicago recordi
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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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Shepherd’s Field(for Ambronese)    Our expectations were obsessive that Saturday.  
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If you really, really want to invest in the stock market here\'s my advice. Take it as the advice of a buddy you\'re having a beer with, not a financial expert. The best way to make money in the stock market is by looking a
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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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Jun 27, 1948; Soviets blockade West Berlin. One of the most dramatic standoffs in the history of the Cold War begins as the Soviet Union blocks all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. The blockade turned out to be a terrible diplomat
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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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\"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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June 26th 1541; Francisco Pizarro, the governor of Peru and conqueror o
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June 26th 1925; Charlie Chaplin\'s comedy, \"The Gold Rush,\" premiered in Hollywood. A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to
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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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The city wore Its metallic skin Like a cheap Dress washed inGlowing neon colours,As the hookers and pimpsH
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Scientists can deny being influenced by the Bible all they want, some might even claim they\'re Atheists. Some scientists might even write a book or two claiming that religion has no science to back it up. Those very same s
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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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June 25th 1950. Armed forces from communist North Korea smash
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What do you doIf upon death, You\'re in a place With no time, no space.
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If you want to operate a small business, there are a few basic rules. One, show up. Wake up at 4 AM, clean and put order in your shop until 6 AM, open your shop at 6 AM. Close around 10 PM, leave at 11PM. Get some sleep. Repeat. Pick a day of t
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This is the Machine.  It is a brute device. Its singular purpose is to annihilate life.  So thorough is the mangling of the Machine that individual remains of victims cannot be identified; entire species are often undiscernible.
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North and South Korea are a divided nation. North and South Koreans are not allowed to talk to each other, not allowed to correspond, not allowed to check-in on each other. Yet they are a tight-knit homogenous group, sharing a common language,
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23rd June 1961; The Antarctic Treaty System comes into force to regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica, \"all land and ice shelves south of 60°S latitude parallel\". Antarctica is the Earth\'s only continent without a
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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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All my thoughts are dinged in blacksTo lay dark fieldsOn which bright thoughts of youPlay out remembered actsThat shine li
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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 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 21st 1964. In Neshoba County in central
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Sound like a breathing spiral moves both ways Has its all-highs and has its lows. Tight-ribbed spine and bone curled clays, At either end when you’d imagine it woul
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Dating people from exotic countries is the new hype. The more exotic the country the better. So to my friends dating people around the world, here\'s some friendly advice, in no particular order. -First one, big one, in mos
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The Growing past Nourishes our Diminishing Future.
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We often assume that aliens or extraterrestrials are about the same size as human beings, come from planets with similar features as planet Earth, and have means of communication and transportation that resemble those found on planet Earth. Her
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May 21st 1991; Rajiv Gandhi, the 46-year-old former Indian prime minister, was assassinated. He was campaigning for the Congress Party on the second day of voting in the world\'s largest democratic election when a powerful bomb, hidden
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There are a lot of unknowns about the universe. First, we don\'t know whether the universe is finite or infinite. But let\'s delve directly into the question. Assuming the universe is finite, it would probably contain something along the lines
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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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May 19th 1965; from the Bible to Oedipus Rex to King Lear, literature has long concerned itself with the difficult relations that sometimes arise between members of different generations. The Fifth Commandment—\"Honour thy father and thy
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If you are shocked by flocks of foxes,Deterred by a herd of birds,Never fear, it’s quite clearYou can be coerced by words. 
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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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Professors are chosen to teach at your school based on three criteria: -The prestige of the school they attended -The sheer volume of publications they have (the longer the list of publications the better) -and,
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You can no longer warm your cold hands, nor offer them in friendship. You have time to look back only once to see the life of your friendship with the flowers, the pleasure you take in love, the light ignited in your heart of
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May 17th 1954; The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled for school integration in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling declared that racially segregated schools were inherently unequal. In the early 1950\'s, racial segregation in
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The IMF and other creditors no longer loan money if they\'re not sure to get it back. Creditor institutions have a long history of loaning money to countries whose shaky governments ended up embezzling the loaned money, perpetuating a vicious c
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May 16th 1943; in Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising comes to an end as Nazi soldiers gain control of Warsaw\'s Jewish ghetto, blowing up the last remaining synagogue and beginning the mass deportation of the ghetto\'s remaining dwellers to the
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On May 15, 1963, Gordon Cooper is launched into space aboard Faith 7 on the longest American space mission to that date. Faith 7 was the capstone of Project Mercury, the NASA program that put the first American into space in 1961 and the first
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May 15th 1957; Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean.Britain has exploded its first hydrogen bomb as part of a series of tests in the Pacific, the Ministry of Supply has announced.
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Traditionally Algeria designates the highest-ranking army official to lead the nation (Ben Bella, Boumediene, Chadli, Boudiaf, Zeroual) or the longest-serving political official to lead the nation (Kafi, Bouteflika). That is to avoid fights ove
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The main problem is that Kim Jung Eun is perceived like a god in his country. So Kim Jung Eun\'s line of work is on that deals a lot with propaganda, and the rest is trying to make money to preserve the elite\'s financial status.
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May 13th 1981; thousands see Pope shot in Rome. The Pope has been shot four times as he blessed the crowds in St Peter\'s Square in Rome. Surgeons have performed a five-hour operation and say they hope he will make a full recovery.
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When you discuss diversity, do you discuss ethnic diversity or cultural diversity? What are the varying degrees of ethnicity and culture? When providing citizenship do you take ethnicity into account, culture into account or both?
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EchoesRadio bigmouth, and out of that hornthat
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The problem is a lot of South Koreans are not buying housing, or are only renting temporary housing, or living with their parents, even when married. Simply because Koreans know that if they buy a house, the value of the house will soon, very s
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May 10th 1994; Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa\'s first black president Nelson Mandela has become South Africa\'s first black president after more than three centuries of white rule. Mr. Mandela\'s African National Congress (ANC) party won
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Why do death-thoughts come aroundwhen recallingthe tender warmth of a woman’s body?Must every flower be fragile?Why does aging happenwhen reme
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The myth says that women make 80 cents to the dollar or 70 cents to the dollar of what men make for doing the exact same tasks. There\'s some truth to the myth, but if you know anything about salary negotiation, you probably know that three fac
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Thanks to the state and non-state actors, our world is increasingly becoming insecure and unsafe for ordinary civilians.  No place is safe and secure for them!
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On schooners sturdy handcrafted like the toughest boots,Knit close, we\'re back to pioneering history\'s grassroots.Resistant as boat-boot, sail through life. As for st
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Thalassaemia is the name of a group of genetic inherited disorders of the blood. More specifically, it is a disorder of the haemoglobin molecule inside the red blood cells.
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May 8th 1963, with the release of Dr. No, moviegoers get their first look--down the barrel of a gun--at the super-spy James Bond (codename: 007), the immortal character created by Ian Fleming in his now-famous series of novels and portrayed ons
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The social consensus in South Korea was that you would usually go to university, get a job, buy a house, get married, have children and retire. This model of society was not one without imperfections. Healthcare and education systems were corru
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May 7th 1945: Germany signs unconditional surrender. Germany has signed an unconditional surrender bringing to an end six years of war in Europe. The document was signed by General Bedell Smith for the Allied commander, Gen
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“Wow, do you see all of those Buzzards perched on the new Communication Tower ? There must be over fifty of ‘em up there,” Jeb said with a soft whistle as he cast his first piece of wriggling bait and hook into the River
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They had walked In the valleysAnd between The jagged cliffs,Walked over red deserts And harsh landscapes Under the hot sunAnd
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We won\'t know what the Palestinian-Israeli deal of the century will be until after Ramadan. But given the teasers that have been provided, the peace plan looks like it has been drafted by idealistic grad students rather than by experts in the
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May 6th 1937; the German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 9
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May 6th 1940, John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. The book traces the fictional Joad family of Oklahoma as they lose their family farm and move to California in search of a better life. They encounter
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(For the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    ‘The flame in the snow’, in the field,    In the wild ‘song of songs’ wilderness of
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On May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish-Catholic militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death immediately touched off widespread
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May 4th 1979: Election victory for Margaret Thatcher. The Conservative Party has won the general election making Margaret Th
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In Algeria pretty much everyone wants to be president. OK not everyone, but many members of the elite see themselves as potential presidents. As president you tend to be a father figure to the nation, you tend to have your portrait displayed al
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Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their
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May 3rd 1952; the first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole. While Fletcher and Benedict have
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The mind, like meshed membrane through which filters All thought immediate welcome, sifts these textured themesPriorities into right place like trained accustomed tilters,Acco
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The thing about being Israeli is that a lot of people think that we\'re a secret society that controls and dominates the world. A secret society with superpowers. So a lot of people in many countries will either not talk to us, or in some cases
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May 2nd 1902 - \"A Trip to the Moon,\" the first science fiction film was released. It was created by magician George Melies. By 1900 the movies had already witnessed colour, sound and widescreen, quickly ignored innovation
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“ Alright, Maybelle, what are you doin’ sittin’ here in the middle of the Chicken Coop again ? What are you upset about this time ?” Sam asked irritably. “I’m needin’ your help movin’ those Mama
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Take me out on a blind date with a womanWho doesn\'t own a large wardrobeWho doesn\'t put makeup on Who doesn\'t go to the hair salonI don\'t care if she\
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May 1st, International Workers\' Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in most countries. The struggle for the eight-hour day began in the 1860s. In 1884, the Federation of Organized T
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I would categorize Korean people\'s history since 2000 in three broad phases: the information technology age between 2000 and 2007, then the globalization phase between 2007 and 2014, and finally, the sex, drugs and rock n\'roll phase between 2
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April 30th 1975; the war in Vietnam ended today as the government in Saigon announced its unconditional surrender to North Vietnamese forces. The President, Duong Van Minh, who has been in office for just three days, made the announcement in a
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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
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You essentially have three types of brain drain. You have a brain drain involving people with high school or university diplomas who leave the country to settle elsewhere. You have the brain drain involving people with work experience moving to
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Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C., U.S American pianist who was the greatest jazz composer and bandleader. One of the originators of big-band jazz, Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands o
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A cool night breeze Gently whispers through An open window Bringing in the fresh aroma Of crushed rose petals,And the lamplight f
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According to the Greek religious calendar, Easter is the most important festival of the Greeks, hence hug
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April 28th 1789; a mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island. The mutineers left Captain W. Bligh and 18 sailors adrift. It is not surprising that the most
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Make love to the angel: cultivate the angel to birth angelic culture into our interspecies endangering, humanly dangerous world.  A culture where, amid myriad strengths, love is greatest.
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There are companies who only look at diplomas. Then there are companies who only look at experience. Then there are companies who only look at skills. Then there are companies who look at diplomas and experience, diplomas and skills, experience
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April 27th 1945; Russians and Americans meeting at Elbe. Russian and American troops have joined hands at the River Elbe in Germany, bringing the end of the war a step closer. Statements have been released simultaneously in London, Moscow and W
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I was arrested on January 2, 2015 and deported to camp 44 in South Korea. Here\'s how the daily routine works. -You get a room with Internet access and a cell phone, and a store that sells beer and dry sandwiches that also
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April 26th 1962; first US rocket lands on Moon the American Moon rocket Ranger IV has landed on the far side of the
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26th April 1986; an explosion and fire at the No. 4 reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine resulted in a nuclear meltdown sending radioactivity into the atmosphere. The Radiation fallout spread throughout Europe the Chernobyl disas
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“You read that Mueller Report yet, Sam ?” Maybelle asked over her shoulder as she put the screwdriver down she had been using on their old Ford tractor.“Maybelle, that thing you downloaded from the Interne
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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 25th 1980; Tehran hostage rescue mission fails; a top-secret attempt by the United States to free American hostages held in Iran\'s capital, Tehran, has collapsed in failure, with the death of eight soldiers. President Carter announced th
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Advice for those who want careers in the arts, in no particular order. -The more you know about art, the better. Whether you\'re a film director or a playwright or a painter or musician or in any other form of art, you will
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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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April 23rd; World Book Day now that\'s my idea of the perfect awareness day! I l
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Cosmic order, young or old,eternal life shed from bright,move along on stilted visions,swiftly set our hearts afire.Speck
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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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Easter time, from the carnivals that come before the Lenten fast through Holy Week and the celebrations of Easter, is a special season in Greece. Since the date of the Greek Orthodox Easter is based on a modified Julian calendar and the Western
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April 21st 1913; Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane. Georgia Broadwick was nickname
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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 1918; German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, \"The Red Baron,\" was shot down and killed during World War I. Manfred von Richthofen was born on May 2, 1892 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw Poland). He died on A
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I had no compelling reasons to decide on Alleppey as my weekend getaway. This trip with my bosom buddy Navina came about by accident; it was certainly not my intention to travel to a place ravaged by floods. Life doesn’t go always as plan
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The all-powerful sun rules like dictator That doesn’t permit anything else to grow or appear In its domain the sky (however beautiful blue), like senator,Storming throug
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South Korea has two major problems when it comes to the tourism industry: the weather, and geography. South Korean weather is made up of cold and dry winters and hot and humid summers, meaning tourists tend to avoid South Korea for the weather.
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Rabbits have been associated with springtime since ancient times. It is believed that a symbol of the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring Eostre was the hare. It was Eostre\'s sacred animal since it was a symbol of fertility and the rebirth of nature
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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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Algeria\'s president Bouteflika was chosen to lead the country in 1999 specifically because he had been a government insider since 1963. Bouteflika was also chosen because, being an admirer of Castro, he could give lengthy speeches, and, more i
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Turnip in the Still In shadow wooden structures
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April 19th 1824; George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron
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The first god, perhaps,Thrust out of the blackStar filled skyAs a fist of fire.
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Israel suffers from two major image problems when it comes to the conflict: first, the blood libel attributed to Jews in general and Israelis in particular. Second, the post-1945 UN led liberal world order which posits that all peoples have a r
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April 18th 1775 American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that \"the Regulars are coming out.\" Later, the phrase \"the British are coming\" was attributed
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Lost Malaysian Hopes and the Pakatan Catch 22 Asia’s experiment in democracy deeply threatened It took the Malaysian o
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Let me whisper to the bush, guardian of my homelet me proclaim the message of arrivalin this time of warlet me not leave any stone unturnedlet me whisper to the bushlet me say:
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To understand the political situation of a country, you really need to know who has the money and who does what with money.In Algeria there are two major financial clans. There\'s the business clan, and there\'s the oil cla
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April 17th 1961, the invasion of Cuba was carried out by a force of about 1,400 exiled Cubans, with American support from the sea and air.The main landing point at the Bay of Pigs was a beach surrounded by a mosquito-infest
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April 17th; World Hemophilia Day is observed every year on 17th April to advocate a global effort to ensure appropriate care and treatment f
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The solitary and silent by themselves all stayAnd feed like melancholy long on thoughtUntil they think it wise to join the frayAnd share the wise collection they have brought.
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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; Have yo
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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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The steel bridgeSpanned the bay And the fog floated Slowly over the waves,And the midnight ships Glided to the other side.
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Nine major factors that cause recessions, in no particular order. Commercial value overestimationIf you overestimate the commercial value of a home or a product, and that it is done at a large s
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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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April 15th 1945 British troops have entered the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. Inside the camp the horrified soldiers found piles of dead and rotting corpses and thousands of sick and starving prisoners kept in severely overcrowded
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Far to the west, in direction of the Blessed Isles, stands an ancient, cylindrical tower.  It is rumored the tower has stood for hundreds of years, perhaps an entire millennium, or even more.  At base of the tower protrudes the roots
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)The air is sweet here, and I am filled    with a sudden longing for you. It just    didn’t work out and
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Truth is, I always read a lot. There were some fast periods in my life when it came to reading, and until 2015, I used to have a problem I got rid of. That is I used to start reading a lot of books, but didn\'t bother to finish many of them.
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April 14th 1912; just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull, and begins to sink. Because of a shortage of lifeboats and the lack of satisfactory emergency procedures
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When you think about Jewish languages, Yiddish comes to mind, and Ladino or Judeo-Spanish comes to mind. How did Yiddish and Ladino survive in the first place, even when in “exile”? That is when German Jews left Germany for Eastern
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April 13th 19624. On this day in 1964, Sydney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as a construction worker who helps build a chapel in 
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The skin touches, the flesh burns;jerks from fearing singes,fragile is its thought.inclination presses on, confirmed,
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Algeria has experienced something of an intellectual lost decade in the 2010s. The press was heavily censored, no serious economic analyses or reports are available on the country, no serious social studies are made and investigative journalism
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April 12th 1861; the bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina\'s Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confedera
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April 12th; In 2011, global military spending sur
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Here\'s a hint. If your Korean, Chinese or Japanese boss asks you to come home and fix his washing machine, you better go to his house and fix it. So in China, Japan and Korea, you better have the kind of search engine that can direct you to an
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Hard and brittle, rigid and unyieldingas cast iron ,
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April 11th 1961, the trial begun in Israel of the man accused of helping Hitler in his plan t
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The surface of the seaChipped into hollows by the windWaves whitecaps back at me.I am fixed ashore, pinnedTo a static spot to watch the dance
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My ex-girlfriend and I met for the first time in April 2006 and talked for the first time in July 2006. Back then, she had been in a casual relationship with her ex-boyfriend. She and her ex-boyfriend never really broke up, but had casually bee
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April 10th 1919; Emiliano Zapata, a leader of peasants and indigenous people during the Mexican Revolution, is ambushed and shot to death in Morelos by government forces. Born a peasant in 1879, Zapata was forced into the Mexican army in 1908 f
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I sat in The darkness And looked out Through a windowAt the green paddocks And rusted silos and tractors,A
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The myth goes that under Christian canon law in Europe Christians were not allowed to loan money with interest and that Jews were the usurers and gave loans with interest, and that\'s how the Jews became very rich and dominated global finance.
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Linda Lou opened the Barn Door and slipped in to find her Friend, Nancy, painting Signs.“Hey, Nancy ! What’cha’ paintin’ on those boards ?”Nancy held up the white board s
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The analogy I often use is your Facebook profile is like your virtual home. When you invite someone to your real home, you don\'t want them to see shoes all over the place and socks all over the place and laundry all over the place and incohere
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)They all had this other life I knew nothing    about. This distant family in name only on    my father
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Yonsei University Korean Language Institute (YSKLI) is located near the back gate of Yonsei University. It is probably the most expensive intensive Korean language program for non-Korean speakers, and it also has the reputation of being one of
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For the original article see HERE! Question: What makes you believe that the disappeared Yemenite children were adopted by Arab famili
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Let it rainBy Daniel AjayiLet it rain, to unplug scarcity,Introduce the best service in townLet it rain near, here and
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Like a lot of people, I watch Youtube videos and read a lot of materials on psychology. I\'ve noticed that envy and jealousy, narcissism, and psychopathy are sometimes used interchangeably, which can be misleading. If you\'
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It is quite conventionalAnd not at all contentionalTo rage against the age when we decay.For the progress of the regressGenerates the anger to express
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On Your Own Independently!Paper clips are not made of plain paper,
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-If a Korean girl wants to date you, she will date you right away. If she does not have feelings for you and you ask her out, she will say something along the lines of “I need a year or two to take some kind of examination, once I\'m done
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Blue and orange Brush strokes Painted the sky,
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In France, discussing or displaying your personal beliefs is considered very, very rude. You can discuss politics, but don\'t ever discuss what your personal political tendencies are. You can discuss religion, but don\'t ever reveal what your o
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“A Penny for your thoughts,” Linda Lou said to her Cousin, Janet Lee.“A Penny ? In this day and time of over Inflated Inflations ?” Janet Lee laughed.“Okay, I
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The Comedy of the Tragedy or Sputum to the sky The sun deceived usWe were defeated by our grandfathers’ landAnd the moon gave us whimper that we do not deserve
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Put the lion in his magnificent cell andworship him there. In my dream leavesturn into milk quietly. Daylight crushedmy dr
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Algeria\'s main challenge is satisfying a young population with high unemployment rates. The other, more minor challenge is the high trade deficit. I\'ll discuss both problems briefly. If Algerians are demonstrating, the ma
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Listen: it isn’t about me about ego and it isn’t about you your property income taxes but about EARTH about life about spirit and grandchildren about seven generations and seven times after that about the full spiral circle of plane
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Last time I took the IQ test was in 2006. I remember scoring 110, which is just above average. I had taken the test several times and scored 110 each time, scoring 120 once. I took the test recently and got 220, when the Gu
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He was one of the ’Murphy’s’ regulars althoughNobody talked to him or knew his name He was a huge guy: when you looked at him all you saw was A true mountain of fat, greasy hair, cannonball
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He appearedTall and thin.Tall and thin with a grin.An ironic smile, with guileTo permit an opening. Friendly enoughSo that approa
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Last time I discussed the fact there were three types of personalities: people who value negative emotions, people who value positive emotions and people who value flat emotions. I\'ll discuss here their main features and how to recognize them.
 Berserk Alert! #090Berserk Alert! #090 by Tony Zuvela
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“Hey Ralph !  Are you ready to get a Re-Education in History ?” Fred asked haughtily.“This should be real interestin‘, Fred. You have been blatherin’ on and on about this little pr
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Experience the maximum with minimum effort On the physical, emotional, spiritual tractHeights arrived at, dreams flower, reach fruition, contract.E
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 Dogon-Peul Conflict in Mali Draws U.N. Attention to Broader Settled Agriculturalist-Pastoralists Tensions in AfricaDogon-Peul Conflict in Mali Draws U.N. Attention to Broader Settled Agriculturalist-Pastoralists Tensions in Africa by Rene Wadlow
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The memories I had of you Drowned one day,They sankT
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All the reasons for unemployment you might think of. Unemployment is not just people without a job looking for a job. In many cases it\'s more complicated than that. -I have no skills.When you don\'t have market
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You basically have four political schools of thought in Algeria. You have the Nationalists, who tend to be anti-Western and for a conservative form of Islam. You have the Islamists, who are for a radical form of Islam. You have the Marxists, wh
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Algerians have been demonstrating since February 22. What initially happened was elections were planned on April 18, and incumbent president Bouteflika announced that he would run for the elections. Bouteflika is ailing, incapable of speaking a
 Berserk Alert! #233 by Tony Zuvela
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 Positive emotions, negative emotions, flat emotionsPositive emotions, negative emotions, flat emotions by Joseph Gatt
There are basically three types of people. Those who value positive emotions, those who value negative emotions, and those who value flat emotions. Part of it is cultural you might say. You might say that Koreans tend to va
 Therapy or SpringTherapy or Spring by Abigail George
(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    I lose myself in Johannesburg. Upstreets. Down streets. I know its map    like I know the back of my hand.
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 Globalising the Christchurch Shootings: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Gallipoli and InvasionGlobalising the Christchurch Shootings: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Gallipoli and Invasion by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Never let a bloody and opportune crisis pass.  In New Zealand, there is talk about gun reform after attacks on two Christchurch mosques left fifty dead.  There have been remarks made in parliament about unchecked white supremacy growi
 KeyboardKeyboard by Jan Sand
Were I to drawOn a paper stripThe keyboard of a piano,A pianist touching a selected oblong
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He stood outside With the snow Falling on his Bloodied face
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I often smile, even laugh out loud, when journalists debate “who holds power in the Arab world?” As if one man, or one clan, or one group of people, decided everything in totalitarian fashion. You have governmen
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Cloud larger than kisskiss larger than skyso the evening passnear your eyesand the wondering little birds, slept near your wonder
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Over the last few days several Algerians have asked me my opinion on how to fix the political system. In this brief article, I will explain that Algeria, just like any other democracy, needs four things in its political system: competitive elec
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 The death of the middle classThe death of the middle class by Joseph Gatt
Rumor has it that globalization is stealing middle class jobs. That is not the analysis that I make of it. The middle class does not have a globalization problem, it has a spending problem. The middle class is expected to spend like the upper c
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Never in my life have I seen such an image. if I only had known what expressions unfold when I expose my regrets, so full of discontent, to have conformed so easily, to losing m
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 Berserk Alert! #141 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Dangers of Values: Brenton Tarrant, Fraser Anning and the Christchurch ShootingsThe Dangers of Values: Brenton Tarrant, Fraser Anning and the Christchurch Shootings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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(for my Johannesburg cousins whom I haven’t seen in years)Water threaded us togetherFor a brief moment in time.In the swimming pool, atmy uncle
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The scriptures used to be read by priests and scholars although the general population, especially men, in Islam, Judaism and Christianity were encouraged to read the scriptures. In the East, the general literate population was encouraged to re
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“Alright, Young Lady. I’ve finally got this Medical Gadget hung around my neck like you wanted,” Mr. Roy said wryly.“And I am deeply grateful for it, Mr. Roy. It only took me three months to
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What if there had neverbeen a Socratesan Erasmusa Voltaire or Mark Twain
 Mourning by Gordana Mudri
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 Death in New Zealand: The Christchurch ShootingsDeath in New Zealand: The Christchurch Shootings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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Today very few countries use Sharia law, and even when they do, they tend to use Sharia law flexibly. Today\'s Islam in the Muslim world is one that co-exists with Civil Law, with a Civil code that is often inspired from Islam but also has West
 Syria: Concerns raised and possible next stepsSyria: Concerns raised and possible next steps by Rene Wadlow
 Tussle Tussle by Saloni Kaul
Stark darkness with its own yardstick measures.The Night lets luminaries all  glow and shineOverruling sun’s arrogant dictates and treasures That yielding all-sun day
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Israel is a democratic state, where the one person-one vote rule applies. Israelis tend to vote based on different factors and parameters, but there are mainly five factors that influence their vote: who their family tends to vote for, what par
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Perhaps the most important event last month was Pakistan’s magnanimous release of the captured Indian pilot. Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to release captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinanda
 Red SkyRed Sky by Nikos Laios
The red sky
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 Rene Dumont (13 Mar 1904 - 18 Jun 2001): Focus of the Small-Scale Farmer and Social JusticeRene Dumont (13 Mar 1904 - 18 Jun 2001): Focus of the Small-Scale Farmer and Social Justice by Rene Wadlow
 The Cardinal Can Do No Wrong: George Pell's DefendersThe Cardinal Can Do No Wrong: George Pell's Defenders by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Sending S.O.S. by Katerina Charisi
 A Fancy Hypocrisy: China, Australia and Coal ManiaA Fancy Hypocrisy: China, Australia and Coal Mania by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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These streets are now well walked.I know their spotted concrete patches,Lightning cracks, tufts of wayward sprouting weeds,Broken trees with jagged boughs, blackboned fingers
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Korean society follows one precept: preventing, at all costs, people from becoming better than one\'s self. Here are several ways this plays out. Teaching: teachers preventing students from becoming better than them
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 Robert Muller (11 March 1923 -20 Sept. 2010) The U.N. NetworkerRobert Muller (11 March 1923 -20 Sept. 2010) The U.N. Networker by Rene Wadlow
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To a Friend Who Died in the SwampRivers meet in my eyes for you.Transfixed on the veiled Mound of the swamp, Lone Beholder of unsteady opera On rotten marble, You s
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It started out as the French, Muslim, ultra-nationalist, Communist, right wing, left wing or apathetic lashing out Jews for supporting Israelis who it was believed were beating the hell out of defenseless Palestinians. The French did not have t
 Wine & WomenWine & Women by Patrick McWade
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 A Fairy TaleA Fairy Tale by David Sparenberg
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(for my nephew)    You fill my soul withleaf and paradise and the pulse of     blue light. Your shark     tee
 The greatest start-up in the worldThe greatest start-up in the world by Joseph Gatt
Right now the reason start-ups don\'t always work is we are using supply-side economics when it comes to start-ups. That is you create a start-up, you supply a favor, and wait for the demand to come pouring it. A healthy st
 Greek Fake news and Greenpeace, in ...GreekGreek Fake news and Greenpeace, in ...Greek by Thanos Kalamidas
Άναυδες οι μετοχές της …Greenpeace Ο κολλητό
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I remember an affluent upper-middle class American East coast 22 year-old kid who had been in Korea for a year and who wrote a book. In the book he wrote something along the lines of “we Koreans should stop our obsession with English and
 Berserk Alert! #089 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Spiritual and Socialist Start of International Women's DayThe Spiritual and Socialist Start of International Women's Day by Rene Wadlow
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 Walk & talk 907Walk & talk 907 by Thanos Kalamidas
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The big change in the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies is that you now have to pay tuition fees. Part of the Kyung Hee University system, the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies (GIP) is a graduate school in rural South Korea, near Seoul, wh
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I used to think that mysteryHung somewhere out among the starsLike silver bells and mirror ballsOn the celestial Christmas tree. 
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Have you ever clung to a desire for so longthat your eyes saw nothing else? The most beautiful part of existence is the ability to dream, to aspi
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I have said before, somewhat artistically, half-jokingly, that I am a right-wing, labor Zionist. I will here define what I mean by right-wing, labor and Zionist. By right-wing, I mean four things. Military first, two-state
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Little magpie,I see you walking Delicately on the Green grass
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Gantz is a political genius. And Algeria has not reserve team. I never thought I would say this, but Benny Gantz is a political genius. Over the years, Netanyahu won elections because he\'s an excellent debater. Netanyahu k
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Yes, Folks, there is a difference between Nay-Sayers and Bray-Sayers.Nay-Sayers are all about the “No” in order to keep the same amount of Control they feel they have always had within Systems that maintain thei
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 10 myths about South Korea10 myths about South Korea by Joseph Gatt
 Berserk Alert! #128 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Most Selfish of Virtues: Alan Bennett's Lady in the VanThe Most Selfish of Virtues: Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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(for my brother and his son)There is love here. A kindOf resurrecting. A life instinctDrowning in the gaseous lifeExperience of the mother tongue,
 The end of social networking?The end of social networking? by Joseph Gatt
We probably all knew that man or woman; that person who seemed to know everyone else and who was willing to introduce everyone to everyone else. That relationship matchmaker, business matchmaker, the guy or girl you would call when you need a g
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1) Listen!  You are not listening.  Look!  You are not looking.Once
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Having spent most of my life learning foreign languages in different settings and different countries, I experienced firsthand how languages evolve, how argots, dialects or languages evolve and the different relationships people have to a langu
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Ploughed,Open and cultivated,Tilled like the brown earthMy nourishing soulSprouting love And green shoots
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There are basically six types of feelings people can have for you: they can be in love with you, they can adore you, they can like you, they can be indifferent to you, they can be jealous of you or they can hate you. Let me break these down for
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 Speculations on what happened to the adopted Yemeni childrenSpeculations on what happened to the adopted Yemeni children by Joseph Gatt
I am about to give away a scoop. Some would say drop an H-bomb, given the history and nature of the scandal. But since no one really pays attention to all the other stuff I do, no one will pay attention to this one.
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Impatiently the clock’s batonTaps the music to start up.
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Go on foot down to honorConform folks, took comfortShot of
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)I think of high school girls. Perfect days,    and prefects, playing first team hockey,    art and the debati
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I do
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My son,you are a teenager,a mutant. a mindless generic alteration trapped in metamorphic,hormonal rages.  but fear not, this will pass,
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A few notes on Iran in no particular order. -In Islamic states, the nation is adored. But the concept of nation is different from that we have in the West. In Iran, the concept of nation includes land and nature, but does n
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 Berserk Alert! #239 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Myth of 'Bengali Migration' to Arakan The Myth of 'Bengali Migration' to Arakan by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Genocidal crimes don’t occur by chance and require years of preparation. The rationale for justifying such horrendous crimes is often provided by the evil geniuses or the ideologues within the dominant group. Thi
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There is suspicion of intentIn everything, no purpose bent,For living things must orientPurposes where none is meant. 
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I think North Koreans have been misunderstood. Simply put, the North Korean regime has tried to establish a unified Korean nation where all souls have clean souls and excellent warrior abilities. Whether they get enough to eat is beyond the poi
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There wasA crack in the Wall and it wasSucking in the sky,
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(for Ambronese)   The mirror takes a look at my face.    The face that flinched when you wanted to hit me. I smile. I smile. I smile (think of autumn) because it
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Jeanne Calment\'s age has been all over the news recently. She died at 122, setting the world record for the oldest person known to have lived. On the other hand, France is taking a scandal that hit its comedy industry very seriously involving
 Attack on hospital denounced by global health leaders Attack on hospital denounced by global health leaders by Ovi Magazine Guest
 E-Mer-Gen-cy! E-Mer-Gen-cy!E-Mer-Gen-cy! E-Mer-Gen-cy! by Leah Sellers
“E-Mer-Gen-cy ! E-Mer-Gen-cy !!” Trumpty cried near and far !“There is a National E-Mer-Gen-cy, people, at our Borders as you all know, because I am telling you that you all know about it.”
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Every human being requiressustenance foodsome form of nutritionfood and water.
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 Worming 907Worming 907 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Conscious Creation to Transform the WorldConscious Creation to Transform the World by Rene Wadlow
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I see many voices rising with the sunsharp spears of the sun ,undulating with comi
 Notes on the Israeli electionsNotes on the Israeli elections by Joseph Gatt
Notes on the upcoming Israeli elections, in no particular order. -Orthodox Jews are going to vote for the religious parties, modern Orthodox Jews for Naphtali Bennett, middle class secular Jews for Benny Gantz or Yair Lapid
 Walk & talk 903Walk & talk 903 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Racism in our time: can it be defeated?Racism in our time: can it be defeated? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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The beginning is a cracked egg shellWith yoke dripping from the frailLimbs connecting human form,And the ever present spirit of everlasting,  
 The social consequences of the service economyThe social consequences of the service economy by Joseph Gatt
I will never marry someone who works in the service economy! How could you want a job in the service economy? You will live with your parents for the rest of your life! You will die poor if you work in the service economy! You\'ll be a starving
 Why I care what happens to the children in YemenWhy I care what happens to the children in Yemen by George Cassidy Payne
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Blueprint & The Stars AllHe was deft, dramatic and determined.His aim was the perfect driveMoulding physique and stamina,Sheer genius and ability.
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Last time I discussed how jobs were no longer in the government or in industry, but in the service sector. I did not discuss retail last time, but the same could be said about retail jobs as could be said about the government and industry jobs.
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(for mum, dad, Vincent, Babs, Max)   Peri-spinach (a constellation/s)   alongside fried onions. Layers.And martyrs. Stars out.
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A cold wind Blows outside,And the leaves
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What was he thinking when he stood across from her. the children were sleeping upstairs, he was their father, she was his wife. she asked him to leave, he wanted to stay.
 The service economyThe service economy by Joseph Gatt
“Our jobs all went to China!” “Immigrants are stealing our jobs!” “There are no more quality jobs!” I\'ve read dozens of books on the economy, yet no one book had addressed the shift of the economy to the ser
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 ChildrenChildren by David Sparenberg
I love to hear the voices of childrenthe sweet, melodious voices of children.
 Why politics are so divisiveWhy politics are so divisive by Joseph Gatt
 Change position by Paul Woods
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 Ed Averill's When Push Comes to Shove MomentEd Averill's When Push Comes to Shove Moment by Leah Sellers
Investigator Alvarez looked earnestly over his paper coffee cup at the Young Journalist across the table from him and said, “Yep, I remember Ed Averill. He was that lunatic that robbed that Prosperity Bank in North West Austin back in 201
 Traces on the wallTraces on the wall by Amir Khatib
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Last night I had a dream that I was at a bar in Algeria and met two American expats, a man and a woman and those we had a long chat about this fascinating country. This of course was a dream, because chances are, you will probably never have ca
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 Structural problems with the South Korean economyStructural problems with the South Korean economy by Joseph Gatt
You basically have workers demanding high wages and high business real estate prices. This means a lot of times companies can\'t sell low-tech products but have to sell high-tech products for higher profit margins. High-tech products cost more
 UtilityUtility by Jan Sand
We know that they are thereLurking in their secret passageways,Hooting high frequencies through their lair.
 Stolen moments by Katerina Charisi
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“Alright, Alma May, ‘fess up. What has got you all upset, girl ? Come on, spill the beans, and let’s get on with the rest of our shopping spree.”“Thelma Lou, I am not White enough !” Alma
 A tale of organized crime A tale of organized crime by Joseph Gatt
President Trump wants to build a wall to limit the inflow of organized criminals to the United States from the Southern border. In this article I will share anecdotes about organized crime. I remember a restaurant opening n
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
 Walk & talk 902Walk & talk 902 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Urban Symphony Urban Symphony by Nikos Laios
I sat on the quay With hot fish and chips
 Notes on relations between Israel and Arab statesNotes on relations between Israel and Arab states by Joseph Gatt
Relations between Israel and the Arab world are like a 10,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. I will give you pieces of the puzzle with lots of pieces missing. Of course, if you invite me to give a talk on the issue I\'d be pleased, but then perhaps some
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In an Alternate World of  very smokey and irritantly reflective Smoke-and-Mirrors........“Oh, I really like all of our Private Meetings with no one from America in the room, but you, and I. I am so proud
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There are two ways to speak a language. To claim to speak it and to actually speak it. In Korea, I met several non-Koreans who claimed to speak Korean. When I decided to test them and to switch to Korean, they would gently switch back to Englis
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Incessant Stomachs By Kaduka Fabian The soil they plod on is putrescenceTheir actions malodorousImpaired integrity
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 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
 The rise and fall of French as an international languageThe rise and fall of French as an international language by Joseph Gatt
Speaking French was once a must in international diplomacy. The main reason is that up until the late 70s or early 80s French was as important as English when it came to scientific literature. In a pre-computer world era, all matters pertaining
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 A month of SundaysA month of Sundays by Abigail George
“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.”
 Modern Korean philosophy movementsModern Korean philosophy movements by Joseph Gatt
Korean thinkers are not celebrated and tend to be anonymous. Furthermore there is a strict hierarchy among Korean scholars meaning there is often very little room for debate, and papers rarely contradict other papers. So here I won\'t be discussing any
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“Peggy Joy, I have some bad news, and a heartfelt Apology to give you,” Teresa Lynn said sadly.“Yes,” Peggy Joy said with surprise.“Pete accidentally ran ov
 Alyaa's voice Alyaa's voice by Amir Khatib
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When I was in a relationship with a Korean woman, I would often complain to my Korean friends about the way the relationship was heading. We had no future plans, she was taking too many risks for my taste, she avoided one-on-one conversation at
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Message of Solidarity sent to Health Workers in VenezuelaBy the World Medical Association.
 Germans surrender at StalingradGermans surrender at Stalingrad by The Ovi Team
February 2nd 1943; the last German troops in the Soviet city of Stalingrad surrender to the Red Army, ending one of the pivotal battles of World War II. The Battle of Stalingrad turned the tide in the war between Germany and the Soviet Union. G
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We go back to timelessness to seasonsBack to
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I will discuss the difficulties surrounding the establishment of a viable peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians. I will then discuss what the peace plan should contain, in my opinion. Difficulties establishing a pe
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