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 The Bogeyman of Fuel ScarcityThe Bogeyman of Fuel Scarcity by Kola King
 Three facts about sudden Cardiac Arrest could help save a lifeThree facts about sudden Cardiac Arrest could help save a life by Ovi Magazine Guest
Three facts about sudden Cardiac Arrest could help save a life Three key things to remember:1. SCA is not a heart attack: SCA is an \"e
 Tang & Ram #39Tang & Ram #39 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Convenient Omissions: The Ukraine-EU Candidacy ShowConvenient Omissions: The Ukraine-EU Candidacy Show by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Blake UpdateBlake Update by Jan Sand
Tiger, tiger, burning brightLiked a striped electric light,What cosmic electricianSwitched you into your ignition? Who computed all your chips,
 Ghostin' #39Ghostin' #39 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 First cloningFirst cloning by The Ovi Team
July 5th 1996, Dolly the sheep--the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell--is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Originally code-named \"6LL3,\" the cloned lamb was named after the buxom singer and actress Doll
 Malaysia's personality driven foreign policy - Pragmatic and reactionary, rather than grounded on a Malaysian view of the world Malaysia's personality driven foreign policy - Pragmatic and reactionary, rather than grounded on a Malaysian view of the world by Murray Hunter
 HAPPY B-DAY USAHAPPY B-DAY USA by David Sparenberg
I love my children.I love my grandchildren.And have deep concernfor the youth of the Earth.Who and what do you love?What we value
 Giuseppe Garibaldi  4 July 1807 -2 June 1882: Godfather of Transnational Democratic PoliticsGiuseppe Garibaldi 4 July 1807 -2 June 1882: Godfather of Transnational Democratic Politics by Rene Wadlow
 Mika Toxica #29Mika Toxica #29 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Mika Toxica HERE!
 American independenceAmerican independence by The Ovi Team
July 4, 1776; U.S. declares independence. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The decl
 RESISTING END-TIMERESISTING END-TIME by David Sparenberg
 The morning sun in the gardenThe morning sun in the garden by Abigail George
‘You have a sadness about you.’Somebody said that to me onceWhen I was young and brave.‘And sadness in one as young asYou is fri
 A First Responder's Kidney Health JourneyA First Responder's Kidney Health Journey by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Insert Brain Here 2.0 #014Insert Brain Here 2.0 #014 by Paul Woods
  Follow Paul Wood\'s work at Instagra
 Ma-Siri & Alexa #35Ma-Siri & Alexa #35 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa
 Hermann Hesse: Revolt and EnlightenmentHermann Hesse: Revolt and Enlightenment by Rene Wadlow
 Nature's Symphony Nature's Symphony by Nikos Laios
I sat on my balcony Painting a new artwork, And the sky was glowing With a soft diffusing orange,And the light fell on the landscape
 Screws & Chips #35Screws & Chips #35 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Fete de la musique 2022Fete de la musique 2022 by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
The ambience at Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Francaise (AF), Chennai was just so right that evening.  It was pouring outside, so the fog and specified haze on stage helped me merge with the outdoor mood as well. With a cup of hot
 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
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2022Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2022 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - This is a month of increased confidence and initiative for you. Others are following your lead now. It’s an excellent month in which to present your ideas, state your case
 Sceptic feathers #39Sceptic feathers #39 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 A Nation Gripped By ObimaniaA Nation Gripped By Obimania by Kola King
A Nation Gripped By Obimania Obi harps on the ethos of hardwork and productity as the surefire prescription for economic revival
 Alexandra David-Neel (V2)Alexandra David-Neel (V2) by Michael Lee Johnson
She edits her life from a room made darkagainst a desert dropping s
 Worming #39Worming #39 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Antoine de Saint Exupery: Solitude and SolidarityAntoine de Saint Exupery: Solitude and Solidarity by Rene Wadlow
Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944), whose birth anniversary
 If ThenIf Then by Jan Sand
This or that can be something of a smearWhen definitions are not clear.Midnight may erase a day, but time does not pause,Nor the previous disappear.I am not jus
 Stores in Paris offer free drinking water - city produces less plastic wasteStores in Paris offer free drinking water - city produces less plastic waste by Ovi Magazine Guest
Stores in Paris offer free drinking water – city produces less plastic waste By Romana Greiner Tons of plastic drinking
 A fistful of cactus #29A fistful of cactus #29 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus
 Isabel Martinez de PeronIsabel Martinez de Peron by The Ovi Team
June 29th 1974; Maria Estela Isabel Martinez de Peron has been sworn in as inte
 Online media will be the major battleground for GE15Online media will be the major battleground for GE15 by Murray Hunter
Online media will be the major battleground for GE15 Making sense of Malaysia’s online media portals
 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
 Edward Hallett Carr: Policy Recommendations for a World of ChangeEdward Hallett Carr: Policy Recommendations for a World of Change by Rene Wadlow
Edward Hallett Carr (1892 -1982) whose birth anniversary we note on 28 June, was a British diplomat, a professor of international relations at the University of Wales and from 1940 to 1947 the chief editorial writer for the
 Insert Brain Here 2.0 #013Insert Brain Here 2.0 #013 by Paul Woods
  Follow Paul Wood\'s work at Instagram: insertbrainherecom
 Fika bonding! #36Fika bonding! #36 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 The Brutality of "Bulldozer Justice" in IndiaThe Brutality of "Bulldozer Justice" in India by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It looks all too eerily similar as a method: the expulsion of individuals from their home, the demolition of said home and the punishing of entire families.  All excused b
 Once again turned back Once again turned back by Amir Khatib
Once again turned back  (On long paths, looking back is a source of reassurance and safety) Once again my eyes go to that place; To a square mark the side
 "Work will pay again": EU directive for adequate minimum wage"Work will pay again": EU directive for adequate minimum wage by Ovi Magazine Guest
“Work will pay again”: EU directive for adequate minimum wage By Ingo Geiger The EU Parliament agrees on the
 Ephemera #62Ephemera #62 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 26 June: International Day Against Torture.26 June: International Day Against Torture. by Rene Wadlow
Torture has a bad name among the police and security agencies of most countries. Thus torture is usually called by other names.  Even violent husbands do not admit to torturing their wives. 
 Desert WindDesert Wind by Nikos Laios
I walked on alongA desert highway That cut through Red sand and rolling Dunes that stretchedAs far as the eyes could see,
 4 Reasons to drink more water4 Reasons to drink more water by Ovi Magazine Guest
4 Reasons to Drink More H2O We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so diff
 Always something; the family edition #36Always something; the family edition #36 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition,
 International Day in Support of Victims of TortureInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture by The Ovi Team
\"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
 26 June: International Day Against Torture26 June: International Day Against Torture by Rene Wadlow
 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
 AntySaurus Prick #039AntySaurus Prick #039 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 King of Pop dies at age 50King of Pop dies at age 50 by The Ovi Team
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
 Growing discontent across Malay society - This could be UMNO's gravest challengeGrowing discontent across Malay society - This could be UMNO's gravest challenge by Murray Hunter
The Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s declaration during the opening of The Johor State Parliament, declared Johor may choose to secede from Malaysia if the federal government fails to fulfil its rights a
 InterrogativesInterrogatives by Neil Leadbeater
Those days we could use interrogatives like Did I tell you about the heatwave in July? and get a Yes /No answer without alarming the young about global war
 Norman Cousins: A Pioneer of Track II DiplomacyNorman Cousins: A Pioneer of Track II Diplomacy by Rene Wadlow
\"A world that has become a single geographic unit is now groping its way, however slowly, toward global institutions as the only way of achieving common safety and comm
 Ephemera #61Ephemera #61 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Sally RideSally Ride by The Ovi Team
June 24th 1983; America\'s first woman in space has returned safely to Earth in the Challenger space shuttle after a successful six-day flight. Sally Ride, aged 32, captured the media\'s attention over the weeks leading up to blast-off on 19 Ju
 I Don't SupposeI Don't Suppose by Jan Sand
I don’t suppose it’s popular to sayThat soon this planet won’tHave any place to stay where weCan avoid the heat or not drownOr have a
 Water as a human right - How Slovenia protects its drinking waterWater as a human right - How Slovenia protects its drinking water by Ovi Magazine Guest
Water as a human right – How Slovenia protects its drinking water By Johanna Pauls 2.2 billion people in the world have
 Tang & Ram #38Tang & Ram #38 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Type-WriterType-Writer by The Ovi Team
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
 Moneybags and Godfathers in PoliticsMoneybags and Godfathers in Politics by Kola King
The political season is here and on overdrive. The past several weeks have been suffused with a surfeit of politics and the shenanigans of politicians as the political parties organized their conventions to elect their fl
 The Wild Boy of AveyronThe Wild Boy of Aveyron by George Cassidy Payne
Before we learned to solve each other\'s traps,you reminded me of that poor wolf child, urged on by hunger, digging for roots and bulbs in the fields,      
 H. Rider Haggard: An Africa of his imaginationH. Rider Haggard: An Africa of his imagination by Rene Wadlow
 Ghostin' #38Ghostin' #38 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\'
 SkylabSkylab by The Ovi Team
June 22nd 1973; Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space. Skylab was the first US space station and the world\'s first big space station. It was launched on May 14th, 1973 by a Saturn V Rocket. Skyla
 World music dayWorld music day by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
Inspite of knowing that world music day is celebrated on June 21 since 1982 I happened to think over it for the first time today.  One of my favourite childhood memorie
 The SurferThe Surfer by Nikos Laios
It\'s cold and the wind Is howling along the coast, The smell of the ocean Hangs in the airAnd the sound of Rustling eucalyptus t
 A Day of Balance and HarmonyA Day of Balance and Harmony by Rene Wadlow
 Mika Toxica #28Mika Toxica #28 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by Rene Wadlow
20 June is the UN-designated World Refugee Day marking the signing in 1951 of the Convention on Refugees. The condition of refugees and migrants has become a “hot” political issue in many countries, and
 Forgiven sinsForgiven sins by Amir Khatib
I reveal to you a great secret;When I took you to the garden,It wasn\'t my intention to harvest the wet as I promised you,The nightingales and wasps have preceded me,But to eat
 Mistakes candidate Obi must never makeMistakes candidate Obi must never make by Ovi Magazine Guest
Mistakes candidate Obi must never make By Tunde Akande Peter Gregory Obi is taking the political terrain in Nigeria by
 Ma-Siri & Alexa #34Ma-Siri & Alexa #34 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa HERE!
 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by The Ovi Team
 JawsJaws by The Ovi Team
 Predictable Monstrosities: Priti Patel Approves Assange's ExtraditionPredictable Monstrosities: Priti Patel Approves Assange's Extradition by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The only shock about the UK Home Secretary’s decision regarding Julian Assange was that it did not come sooner.  In April, Chief Magistrate Senior District Judge Pau
 The Seeds Of DeathThe Seeds Of Death by Jan Sand
The seeds of death are intimate to the birth of lifeTo strike away the false and clumsy, shearTo oblivion the inexact.Their pact with the unexpected shreds failure to conform
 The Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Greater Awareness Building NeededThe Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Greater Awareness Building Needed by Rene Wadlow
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 19 June of each year to be the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related
 Screws & Chips #34Screws & Chips #34 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE
 World Sickle Cell DayWorld Sickle Cell Day by The Ovi Team
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious condition that affects people all over the world; the complications that arise from it are usually fatal. Sickle cell disease is a set of red blood cell disorders that are mostly inherited. In sickle cell
 Watching from the other side of the Atlantic Watching from the other side of the Atlantic by Thanos Kalamidas
Watching things happening and unveiling this last decade in USA, socially and politically, and from the other side of the Atlantic, I often get a weird and perilous -definitely unsettl
 Sceptic feathers #38Sceptic feathers #38 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 The rise of the toolThe rise of the tool by Jan Sand
 GreenhouseGreenhouse by Osy Mizpah Unuevho
I believe this. I sing yes to the flower beforethe earth unclenches what is in her fist— a crib to lie down in / a book of women & men passing down to a generation
 One Man's Quest to Treat Chronic Bronchitis, a Type of COPDOne Man's Quest to Treat Chronic Bronchitis, a Type of COPD by Ovi Magazine Guest
One Man’s Quest to Treat Chronic Bronchitis, a Type of COPD Over a number of years, 65-year
 Ephemera #60Ephemera #60 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Fighting the First UK-Rwandan Refugee FlightFighting the First UK-Rwandan Refugee Flight by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
June 10 bore witness to a valiant effort on the part of refugee groups and a trade union to stop what promises to be the first journey of many as part of the UK-Rwanda plan. 
 Sorrows Sorrows by Nikos Laios
I became an eagle,And I carried bundles Of sorrows on my wings,And I soared into the skyAnd I jettisoned my sorrowsAnd they fell into the sea, They
 Some implications of Tinubu's nomination victorySome implications of Tinubu's nomination victory by Ovi Magazine Guest
Some implications of Tinubu’s nomination victory The two nominations by the APC and PDP marked a triumph of corruption in NigeriaBy Tunde Akan
 Worming #38Worming #38 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Takeaways and Giveaways from APC Presidential PrimariesTakeaways and Giveaways from APC Presidential Primaries by Kola King
The presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) have come and gone. The Federal Capital Territory was agog and in a festive mood for almost three days as the ruling party organized its special convention i
 AmyAmy by George Cassidy Payne
I honor youYour fiercenessand devotionTo family and friends Your calling to be a teacherand your love of nature Of God\
 A fistful of cactus #28A fistful of cactus #28 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus
 Singapore as a quasi-one-party stateSingapore as a quasi-one-party state by Murray Hunter
Singapore as a quasi-one-party state Expect more of the same with Lawrence Wong
 Fika bonding! #35Fika bonding! #35 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 Every blood donor is a heroEvery blood donor is a hero by The Ovi Team
On 14 June, countries worldwide celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The theme of the 2012
 Burl IvesBurl Ives by The Ovi Team
 The blue journeyThe blue journey by Abigail George
 At dawnAt dawn by Amir Khatib
at dawn, When the top of the mountain shines Like a legendary sapphire crown, And the night has filled my heart with lusts, I have a
 William Butler Yeats: A Road to the Higher SelfWilliam Butler Yeats: A Road to the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow
 Always something; the family edition #35Always something; the family edition #35 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition,
 Miranda RightsMiranda Rights by The Ovi Team
13th June 1966; Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, \"that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior
 Let My Children Go: World Efforts to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child LabourLet My Children Go: World Efforts to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour by Rene Wadlow
 Gods & Savage BeastsGods & Savage Beasts by Nikos Laios
Swimming,Plunging into the deep,Through sea-swells,Coral reefs and Salty fingers,Plunging down Into the crystal blue Soul of
 Dear Times and Costly Cricket: Australia's Sri Lankan TourDear Times and Costly Cricket: Australia's Sri Lankan Tour by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
For a country experiencing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence in 1948, the picture of a touring team pampered and fussed over might cause consternation. 
 AntySaurus Prick #038AntySaurus Prick #038 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 CIRCLES of TRANSFORMATIVE ARTCIRCLES of TRANSFORMATIVE ART by David Sparenberg
A creative act is a two-part (and two directional) process.
 Ephemera #59Ephemera #59 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more ephemera,
 Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a corruption tragedy by choiceKyriakos Mitsotakis, a corruption tragedy by choice by Thanos Kalamidas
It feels like there is a curse laid upon Greece; every time this historic democracy takes a breathe of hope something new comes to destroy all and remind us how fragile democracy can b
 Internal RevelationsInternal Revelations by Jan Sand
To re calibrate the innate,Make it relate to the stateWherein it becomes effected,Requires the enterpriseThat this inspires to energize
 Tang & Ram #37Tang & Ram #37 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 George W. Bush, Freudian Confessions and Foiled AssassinationsGeorge W. Bush, Freudian Confessions and Foiled Assassinations by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Death, remarked Gore Vidal about Truman Capote’s passing, was a good career move.  The novelist Saki also considered the good qualities of shuffling off the mortal c
 The InvasionThe Invasion by Abigail George
Into the window of despair that is written all over your face. What do you know of terror? Walk towards me is all I asked.  You could not love or rather could not love me
 Jagaban Tinubu and his combative Abeokuta speechJagaban Tinubu and his combative Abeokuta speech by Ovi Magazine Guest
Jagaban Tinubu and his combative Abeokuta speech What happens in the APC convention may determine the course of the current democracy. By Tunde Akan
 Ghostin' #37Ghostin' #37 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\', HERE!
 Cole PorterCole Porter by The Ovi Team
June 9th 1891; on this day in 1891, the great composer and lyricist Cole Porter—one of the most important Am
 7 years of Buhari dwindling expectations 7 years of Buhari dwindling expectations by Kola King
The Buhari administration clocked 7 on May 29 having clinched power in 2015. Back then the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was defeated in the presidential elections by General Muh
 DistillationDistillation by George Cassidy Payne
Having grown bored with wisdom, resting by an old fence of fist sized rocks, chalk whiteas baby powder, a young man leans back and closes his eyes, recognizing
 Our Common Oceans and SeasOur Common Oceans and Seas by Rene Wadlow
 Mika Toxica #27Mika Toxica #27 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 World Ocean DayWorld Ocean Day by The Ovi Team
On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honour the body of
 Listing the Odessa BlockadeListing the Odessa Blockade by Rene Wadlow
The Association of World Citizens urges action to lift
 The JourneyThe Journey by Bohdan Yuri
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
 Ukrainian crisis: Meanings, Consequences, OutcomeUkrainian crisis: Meanings, Consequences, Outcome by Ovi Magazine Guest
Ukrainian crisis: Meanings, Consequences, Outcome By Covadonga Romero Three months have now passed since the Russian ‘sp
 Ma-Siri & Alexa #33Ma-Siri & Alexa #33 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa HERE!
 Platinum Jubilees and Republican QuestionsPlatinum Jubilees and Republican Questions by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The platinum jubilee will bore and cause some to yawn. It might certainly agitate the republican spleen in the fourteen countries where Queen Elizabeth II remains a constitutional head of state.
 In the fieldsIn the fields by Amir Khatib
Here, in the fields, I try to smell the lilies, it\'s so many, And until I\'m done with it, The freshest ones wither.
 Buhari, Jonathan and Atiku TriumvirateBuhari, Jonathan and Atiku Triumvirate by Ovi Magazine Guest
Buhari, Jonathan and Atiku TriumvirateBy Tunde Akande There is a triumvirate in Nigeria and unless something drastic happens,
 Screws & Chips #33Screws & Chips #33 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Screws & Chips, HERE!
 Mirrors Mirrors by Abigail George
 Desolation Of The Night Desolation Of The Night by Nikos Laios
UnderThe midnight MoonWeighed downBy time,MadnessAnd the burden Of life,
 Avenues of Action : UN Decade on Ecosystem RestorationAvenues of Action : UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration by Rene Wadlow
On 5 June 2021, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, 2021-2030 started. An ecosystem is the interaction between people, plants, animals and their surroundings. The UN Environment Programme and the UN Food and Agriculture
 Sceptic feathers #37Sceptic feathers #37 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 World Environment DayWorld Environment Day by The Ovi Team
World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the bigges
 Facing In and Facing OutFacing In and Facing Out by Jan Sand
A good many animals have tails and I consider it a personal tragedy that I am missing one. A well-articulated prehensile tail could be a very useful addition to my physiology. While I\'m typing at my word processor I would very much appreciate
 Poet Meets Snake ManPoet Meets Snake Man by Virginia Maria Romero
“Poet Meets Snake Man” My poems - laid hidden        beneath a colorful Turtle cover       
 The Goddess of Democracy: 4 June 1989The Goddess of Democracy: 4 June 1989 by Rene Wadlow
The uprising of Chinese students, soon joined by workers, peasants, and those who called themselves shimin (citizens) started a new era of « reform from below » with the symbol of the Goddess of
 Ephemera #58Ephemera #58 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Ephemera,
 Turkey Spoils the Big NATO PartyTurkey Spoils the Big NATO Party by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Complacency has been the hallmark of NATO expansion.  Over time, it has even become a form of derision, notably directed against Russia.
 DemonstrativesDemonstratives by Neil Leadbeater
On a point of grammar demonstrative pronouns and determiners are singular this and that and plural these and those.
 Eating problems are common among older home care clientsEating problems are common among older home care clients by Ovi Magazine Guest
Eating problems are common among older home care clientsBy University of Eastern Finland Eating problems are common among older home care clients, a new study from th
 Worming #37Worming #37 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more worming, HERE!
 Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry by The Ovi Team
June 3rd 1936; Bestselling novelist Larry McMurtry is born on this day in Wichita Falls,
 Nigeria: Cry, the Beloved Country Nigeria: Cry, the Beloved Country by Kola King
The title of this write-up is taken from Alan Paton’s 1948 novel set in the prelude to apartheid in South Africa. However, this is a far cry from Paton’s South Africa. In fact, apartheid South Africa would seem l
 Heaven is My Horse Fly (V2)Heaven is My Horse Fly (V2) by Michael Lee Johnson
Heaven is My Horse Fly (V2)A common horse flyperipatetic travelervacationing in my worldinto my bathroom,(ride me cowboy, fly)
 Globalization, Sustainability and the War in UkraineGlobalization, Sustainability and the War in Ukraine by Ovi Magazine Guest
Globalization, Sustainability and the War in UkraineHow does sustainability science explain past and future trajectories?By the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability
 A fistful of cactus #27A fistful of cactus #27 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 Dead Poets Society releasedDead Poets Society released by The Ovi Team
June 2nd 1989, the boys’ prep school drama Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams, is re
 FATAL FLAW and FATAL FOLLYFATAL FLAW and FATAL FOLLY by David Sparenberg
 Who knew herWho knew her by Bohdan Yuri
Who knew her   there\'s a hooker lying deadacross
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for June 2022Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for June 2022 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – You have tremendous energy at your disposal. Life picks up pace considerably, and you feel like you can move mountains. Your personality is more obviously expansive, exube
 Fika bonding! #34Fika bonding! #34 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 The Economy of Tolerable Massacres: The Uvalde ShootingsThe Economy of Tolerable Massacres: The Uvalde Shootings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Societies generate their own economies of tolerable cruelties and injustices.  Poverty, for instance, will be allowed, as long a sufficient number of individuals are profi
 Dear GrampsDear Gramps by George Cassidy Payne
They say you owed money butwho knows to whomthe sheriff neverbothered to lookNo matter too much chatterin the backgro
 Walt Whitman: The Spirit Made Manifest in WordsWalt Whitman: The Spirit Made Manifest in Words by Rene Wadlow
 Always something; the family edition #34Always something; the family edition #34 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition,
 Horace Alexander: Unofficial Diplomacy and MediationHorace Alexander: Unofficial Diplomacy and Mediation by Rene Wadlow
At this time of increased tensions and armed conflits in different parts of the world, it is useful to recall the positive possibilities of unofficial diplomacy.  Unofficial diplomats recognize that the suspicions of go
 I didI did by Amir Khatib
Like one who spins his dreams with threads of light Make the laughs that fuel my steps And my hours every day Like waiting for the sun to rise meditatively
 Southeast political elite and the blaming gameSoutheast political elite and the blaming game by Ovi Magazine Guest
Southeast political elite and the blaming game The inability of the major ethnic groups in the South to work together started at Independence. By Ad
 AntySaurus Prick #037AntySaurus Prick #037 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick,
 Wild Flowers, And 'You're Not The Boss of Me' Horses, Sunflowers and U-Necked CranesWild Flowers, And 'You're Not The Boss of Me' Horses, Sunflowers and U-Necked Cranes by Leah Sellers
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Many of the attempts to analyze the nature of thought present the disposition to exclude our animal friends from that process but recently reconsideration has tended to dismiss that prejudice, although there is small doubt t
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When involved in war, those who feel like benefactors are bound to congratulate the gun toting initiators. If you so happen to be on the losing end, sentiments are rather different. Complicity and cause in murder come to min
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Nineteen years ago, Iraq was invaded by the USA, the UK, Australia and Poland on March 19, 2003, after the Bush administration
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I had just taken my nightly dose of medicationAs I waited for the effects to sit in,And decided to go outsideOut into the neighboring slumber To sit whi
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I’m relaxing In my old boyhood Bedroom waiting for New Year’s Eve,The bottle of Jim Beam is ready,
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I’m old Indian chief storyplastered on white scattered sheets,Caucasian paper blowing in yesterday’s winds. 
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for more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
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From old letters.  The country mail did not arrive! I try to remember, when was the last time, I do not remember;  But he did not arrive long ago. I t
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With Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the United States to face 18 charges, 17 of which are based on the brutal, archaic Espionage Act, some Australian politicians have found their vo
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I ride the wind at Christmas timeAcross a black and wintry seaStrapped to a chairHigh in the airDeep in the dark, no Moon to see.Before I am allowed this tripOffic
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The young boy of seven or so was kissing a toy doll affixed with an alarmed face. The doll, no doubt of full Chinese make, was fully tarted up, lips glossy, eyes wide, a blonde with curls. “Stop making out with her,
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The cedars crackedAnd splintered;Falling into the Grassy plains.
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Happy birthday Ovi Magazine ! So here are 17 things about me when I was 17.
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There is an old story of a scientist who invented a machine to transfer consciousness. When his apparatus was complete he had no convenient subject but spotted a centipede on the floor and scooped it up and dropped it into the receiver section.
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(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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December 19th 1984; In the Hall of the People in Beijing, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang sign an agreement committing Britain to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 in return for terms guaranteeing a 50-y
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Thirty-seven elderly Thai villagers from Chana in Songkhla province, on 6th December were arrested in front of government house Bangkok for peacefully protesting against the proposed development of the Chana industrial estat
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It’s All TechniqueDreams flower, reach fruition.Heights arrived, things ease.Poem\'s prime tension-release!
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December 18th. On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopte
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It’s not the sort of thing you encounter regularly. A member of a government cabinet, responsible for arguably one of the country’s most important portfolios, found both wanting and culpable for their actions aft
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Bijoy Dibosh or the Victory Day is celebrated as a national holi
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The Wall(For Roger Waters) I loved you, the way jewels are left unclaimed on the ocean floor. I loved you forevermore, and I knew
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Forget any notions of juicy carrots; the stick approach of savage punishment is in vogue with the Greek government in pushing vaccination rates. It is far from the only one. Across a number of countries in Europe, government
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December 16th, English novelist Jane Austen is born on this day in 1775, t
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With the United Malays National Organization, or UMNO back in political power with a firm and dominating position to the other Malay-centric political parties, kleptocratic practices are on the rise once again. The myth that
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It’s 2:00 AM,And I don’t want to go to sleep.I
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
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\"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going to be long and arduous\"
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I saw two Black birds Fly overhead,And the wind
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Indian democracy has always been majoritarian since its first day as a republic. As a matter of fact the trend has its roots in the pre-partition days of Congress leadership that did
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And when I am gone,Remember how I wished you tell this to your sonThat he should read not my linesAs the blasphemers study the stars for signs,Nor count this te
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December 13th 2003; after spending nine months on the run, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured on this day in 2003. Saddam\'s downfall began on March 20, 2003, when the United States led an invasion force into Iraq to topple his go
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The history of humanitarian or policing missions is a history of taking sides, disruptive partiality and the forfeiture of the very object powers claim when intervening in another country. Things become particularly absurd w
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    The sea’s green eyes watch me with care.I have to get my soul out of here, the river is herenow swallowing me whole, meta lost in translation.Then there are t
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Malaysia, as a federation is based upon nine Malay Sultanates in the peninsula, with two of the old Straits Settlements, Penang and Melaka, along with Sabah and Sarawak. The royal families had a major say in the construction
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What if a person comes upcomes right up before another personand says nothingnot a word, not a single wordcertainly not the last wordseeks nothing, not cr
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Bon nombre de mythes circulent dans la littérature historique sur Dihiya Kahina. Les mythes disent qu’elle aurait conduit une armée Berbère, en tant que juive, en Kabylie et dans les Aurès où elle aurait fond
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December 11th; International Mountain Day. On the occasion of the 10th anniversa
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10 December is the anniversary of the signing of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at Marrakech in 2018.  The aim of the United Nations organized Compact was to bring together existing commitmen
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-Inspired by a sacred Ute prayer River teach me changeas falling leaves decompose in the formless currentRiver teach me hope
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Among the motivations behind establishing a university is a desire to leave old ones. Old in tooth, depraved, decayed, the assumption is that a new institution will return to original purposes on the pretext that these are t
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PREAMBLEWhereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and
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US President Joe Biden and Russia\'s Vladimir Putin will speak via video call on Tuesday (07/12/2021), the White House says, amid mounting tensions over Ukraine. It comes after
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Slickly In PrintAdroit marksman\'s tread...Tide-sensed I wade slick!Book along waters is read.
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For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
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December 9th 1987; in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, the first riots of the Palestinian intifada, or \"shaking off\" in Arabic, begin one day after an Israeli truck crashed into a station wagon carrying Palestinian workers in the Jabalya refu
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Introduction In this essay I look back at the Malaysian government’s grand plan of making the schools “smarter” through a comprehensive overhaul of techn
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Your face melts  With the sunriseAnd your green eyes Drip over the pine trees,Red lips soft like wax.
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Another fault line has opened in the mining wars. In Serbia, resistance is gathering steam against various deals made between Belgrade and companies that risk environmental degradation and lingering spoliation.
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For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
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Stick to the script: owe that duty of care to your population, so the legal experts in government tell you. Self-interest pays, if in small amounts. These rigid, formulaic assumptions have done wonders to harm and deter any
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I Didn’t Know What to SayLook at me,I’
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I have no other qualifications than having read a few books on health and healthy living. So here are my observations (in no particular order). -Watch out for health gurus. To me, health is kind of like religion. Those good
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The Rise of Community and Micro Enterprises in Thailand’s Deep SouthBy Asae Sayaka and Murray Hunter When one undertak
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Algérie-France, la co-dépendence parfois toxique. Dans les années 60, 70 et même 80, le couple franco-algérien travaillait plutôt bien ensemble. Les souvenirs de la Glorieuse Révolution Algérienne de Nove
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Way back when I was a kid the question grownups most asked me was “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The only sensible answer, these days, for any kid is “Alive”, since that is becoming more a
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)I’m lost, I’m lost, I confess. In a minute I’ll be gone. In anotherminute I’ll belong to the past, escape the present. I’ll be s
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Get the Marines ready. Store the supplies. Marshal the allies. The United States is getting ready for war (the preferable term in Washington is policing) in the Indo-Pacific region, and is hoping to do so with a range of exp
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Salutary EffectsHibernation longBolsters inner resources.We breeze through new day!  
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I must admit it took me several years to fully understand the Israeli equivalent of the far-left (or Israeli Communists if you want to call them that).
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For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
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How do you get your “sick” economy back to work. I hope the information provided here will help “heal” your economy one way or the other. First thing you need to know is, in modern times, there are f
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As lemongrass holds the river\'s first shimmer of morning light, you possess me. Drifting in the marsh, my fingertips dipping in the water,     like a luminous blue god,
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When Kingsley Amis encountered the works of D. H. Lawrence, he was left unimpressed by yet another great
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Australian foreign policy towards Taiwan, as things stand, is a distant fantasy in floating mist. There is little to connect them, but Australia’s political classes have a habit of fabricating relations with those it c
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In the rain,In the wind,And the cold,At the end of the street There’s a beating heart.
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This book is important because,It\'s a first person narrative account of late 19th century Paris. Those were times, like in 2021, of social, political and technological revolution.
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For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
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December 2nd; the International Day for the Abolition of Slaverymarks t
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Malaysia’s Opposition Coalition Must Radically Change to SurviveBitter Lessons from Melaka state elections Most of Malay
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Now, master Frankenstein, most senior and benign,Had assembled many creaturesWith both plain and fancy features,Some with wings, some with tentacles or claws,
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – This is a period in which your belief systems and personal philosophies are especially important to you, and you are more inclined to share them with those younger than yo
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For more AntySaurus Prick HERE!
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The Imburi are spirits that are said to inhabit the forests of Gabon in Equatorial Africa and who cry out for those who can hear them at times of impending violence or danger.  The Imburi have been crying out over the i
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Next to my surprise did I realize, life is best served in compromise, not the kind that sets to ruins for the sake of one’s ruthless doings, but the kind that binds togethe
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Most articles will tend to give you paternalistic advice about money, being rich and staying rich. What I\'ll do here is I\'ll mostly tell you what the rich people who stay rich do. -First off, don\'t let money define you.
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For more Ephemera, HERE!
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A small riot. Unrest. Risk of collapse. All given a ballooning effect and inflated for policy makers across the ocean. Before much time elapses, Australian security forces are skirting off to restore order in their vast wate
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Taking ownership of your heart health by monitoring some basic health numbers can contribute to a longer, healthier life. Paying attention to blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight are important for everyone, but especially
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For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
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November 29th. In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on t
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“I don’t see why you can’t write a book. I’m proud of you.” She caressed his back. \"I’m your Alba remember. You can make words do anything. You charmed the pants off of me.”
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Dance My friend,With the The wind And the willowsThe babbling blueStream.
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Love relationships are simple math, but only our grandmothers know the math. The rest of us tend to be fooled by love and relationships, often because we can\'t read the signs properly. Perhaps because being in love is such a strong emotion, th
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For more Ghostin\' , HERE!
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Never leave matters of maturity to the Peter Panners of Silicon Valley. At their most benign, they are easily dismissed as potty and keyboard mad. At their worst, their fantasies assume the noxious, demonic forms that reduce
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Wipe your TearsChild, let your eyelids gleamLike a
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Published in 1949, simply put, Simone de Beauvoir answers Sigmund Freud\'s question: who are women. The book mixes descriptive accounts of the social and individual lives of women with literary accounts of the socia
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Longer distance from death. To make the point clear: Take a little love much sorrow, grains of salt And a bunch of dark pitch ,
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Most, if not all societies in the world, are socially stratified. You belong to certain castes whether you like it or not. Castes could be inherited. Your parents belong to a higher caste, so do you.
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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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Washington Heights Stormy river heights!I revel in fulfilment.Mind made up, I cross.  
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The hour I walked through your temple door,     I came and knelt before your table.Thirsty and tired after a long journey,    you asked me what I needed and po
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Άδεια δωμάτια. Παίρνω μια ιδέα από το μέλλ
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Staring deep into that childhood photoI see memories on the wallin each of the different roomsin that palace in each roomsongs of yesteryear some joyous some poignant
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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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doubting you would, under the Ford Street Bridge at dawn, you kissed me, as a trumpet vine grabs onto every available surface, on arbors, fences, telephone poles, and tree
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During his eventful time in office, US President Donald Trump took much delight in reflecting about the lethal toys of his country’s military, actual or hypothetical. These included a hypersonic capability which, his m
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November 8th 1793; after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. Today, the Louvre\'s collection is one of the richest in the world, with artwork and ar
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Just as water will flow througha well-worn riverbed, even beyond and after death,I go to that place of memory between our legs, holding
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Last week, a friend of mine shared a tweet from Aparna Sen, a Bengali-speaking Indian actress and movie director. She had tweeted: “What has h
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November 4th 1956; The Soviet air force has bombed part of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, and Russian troops have poured into the city in a massive dawn offensive. At least 1,000 Soviet tanks are reported to have entered Budapest and troops d
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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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My wife’s three legged cat moves strange.He hops about in rabbit fashionModifying hunting passionIn a very microcosmic range. A car deprived hi
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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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Come to the surface,O dear stone, the timeto appreciate each otheris nearly over.  
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Like words fixed in time on empty page,Some images tucked away that only we see,The mind that writes sees all at every stageAnd streamlines all till taken is all space free.
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As of Monday morning, 25 October 2021, the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Handok and certain civilian members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council (as the government was called) have been
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A hot desert windBlew orange sand Up in swirling eddies Dancing across the desertUnder a stark clear blue sky.
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People suffer from oral pain for a variety of reasons — a cavity that needs to be filled, sensitive gums, canker sores, dry socket or, most commonly, a nagging toothache.
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For the past few months, Europe is faced with yet another refugee crisis. This time though, the entry point is not the usual Mediterranean route, but the borders between Belarus, Poland and Lithuania. According to many EU so
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Once upon a rainy dayWhile my mind filled with dismayI heard a clacking at my door,A clicking, quacking I’d deplore.I’d thought, a first, it was the
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No one can stop him. He can barely stop himself. The former Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, seems to be everywhere, fighting the poor cause. At the very least, he is everywhere with the press cameras, the niggling co
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The fall of the Melaka state government earlier this month indicates that political infighting among the Malay based parties is still continuing in earnest. Some temporary stability was expected when the Yang di-Pertuan Agon
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The Turkish economy, a COVID19 business relief stupidity and Ron DeSantis and more noticeable caustic iBites from the news.
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Decentralized Greening Future of European Energy By Mak Bajrektarevic Human progress has always gone hand in hand with our ene
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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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I wait At a coastal Railway station,And there\'s a chill In the wind And I read the poetry Of Dylan Thomas
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She has known pain all her life, has taken cou
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Businesses – The incorporation dilemmaby Prem Bashani J, Expert – Taxation & Forensics The decision whether to
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The necessary amendments to immigration legislation to enable ASEAN skilled, semi-skilled, and un-skilled farm workers to be employed on Australian farms was ratified by the Governor General last week. Now workers from parti
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          my daughter speaks of the hunger in all of us; calls it apostmark of noise in the place where i burn old things expected to pass away—
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Religious harmony is becoming an illusion these days with the election win of extremist forces in some parts of our world. Organized violence directed against vulnerable minorities, scripted by ruling power, is often the nor
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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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It was such a noble public health dream, even if rather hazy to begin with. Run down SARS-CoV-2. Suppress it. Crush it. Or just “flatten the curve”, which could have meant versions of all the above. This created
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It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian Dan Ilic made an appropriate point. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the clim
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A large majority of people in the western world now live in cities, and invariably in large cities, and these cities contain neighbourhoods which are self-contained small communities. The industrial revolution stimulated the
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We have traveled ten thousanddreamless mileswithout each other,in the past,present, and future,in unknown realms,unguarded,
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October 19th 1935; the League of Nations votes to impose deliberately ineffectual economic sanctions against Fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia. Steps that would impede the progress of the invasion, such as banning the sale of oil to It
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Malaysia’s prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently launched the 532 page 12th Malaysia Plan (MP12) in parliament. What is clear in the document is that Ismail Sabri didn’t have much time to influence the dire
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O valley,  I will order you to pass the infant on its mother\'s breast,  From the sky  If I decide not to enter your land  To be thr
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World’s Most Expensive Sneakers Will Order Your Pizza March Madness returns this year, after a pandemic-imposed hiatus in 2020.As a result, bas
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 Alaska Alaska by The Ovi Team
October 18th 1867; the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Tex
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Since the last few days we are talking about Nobel Prizes, a Greek poet Odysseus Elytis , was awarded the Literature Nobel Prize and it was announced on the 18th of October 1979.Elytis\'s p
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Globally, bees and butterflies, the winged beauties of the insect-beasty world, are dying, vanishing from habitat and planet. Bees and butterflies are pollinators. Without them, there will be no flowers.
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Linger leaves in air!Time floats, she daydreams...Grasps leaves, flash clues from nowhere.  
 Come to my houseCome to my house by Abigail George
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October 17th 1968; two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowe
 World Food Day: A Call For Collective Action to Protect the PlanetWorld Food Day: A Call For Collective Action to Protect the Planet by Rene Wadlow
...“determined to promote the common welfare by furthering separate and collective action for the purpose of raising levels of nutrition and standards of living”
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What will happen When all the Rustic places Are gone?
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Mental Health of Students Must Figure in Restarting ClassesBy Amy Braun As officials across the nation decide how best to open
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15 October is the U.N. designated International Day of Rural Women.  It is a day to highlight the need to increase food production, especially in those countries that face
 COVIDSafe: The Failure of An AppCOVIDSafe: The Failure of An App by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The returns have not been impressive. For an app essentially anointed as a saviour for tracing purposes in the worst pandemic in a century, COVIDSafe is a lesson in exaggerated prowess and diminished performance.
 A Fair ShakeA Fair Shake by Jan Sand
Life, stuffed into a bag.A sack of bones, glutinous flesh,Strings and tubes, blobs of cells,Lakes of blood, piss, snot and indeterminate goo,Collections of nail
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This year the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York city was poorly attended in-person by the world leaders. Only about 73 heads of state and 31 heads of government 
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pick a choice object of the earth, it is not today these hands river in places lacking stars in their death seasons in our eyes, the hunger of beauty
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Despite challenges over the past year, more than half of U.S. adults are optimistic about the next six to 18 months, according to two nationwide surveys commissioned by the Contact Lens Institute. That translates to people p
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October 14th 1994; the writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, a crime drama featuring multiple
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If you live in Texas where the Texas legislature is continuing to take away Women’s Rights regarding their Decisions for their Bodies and their Lives while they also create Laws which will allow it to be easier and quicker for the Folks o
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I read and waitThen I write and waitEver clinging what anticip
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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Malaysia introducing Harsh New Equity Restrictions Lacklustre assistance for the business sector under 12th Malaysia Plan Mal
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 I am a lonely man worthy of you, madam, share your unit or double it, He puts you on your coat and arranges your collar, which you neglect every time, But
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Exa!tationBag of bones preciousEmpowered by breath\'s treasureExalted dry-dipped.  
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Making healthy food choices can be overwhelming, especially if money is tight. Good nutrition is at the core of good health and reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke. \"Eating delicious no
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On October 10, 1935, George Gershwin\'s opera Porgy and Bess premieres on Broadway. Porgy and Bess began its journey to the Broadway stage in 1936, when George Gershwin wrote a letter late one night to the author of a book he was reading propos
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At small gobbletime I squatted in clocklightTo glancegrab streetwheel swifties and stumblebys.Skyfog chunks ambled in the blue, allwhite,While chirpers quietchopped with whist
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A Nobel Peace Prize, a tax hunt, Afghanistan dark ages, haunted houses and some other noticeable caustic iBites from the news.
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The only surprise was that it did not come sooner. Big Tech whistleblowers are not exactly running out of the offices of Silicon Valley, so it was with some excitement that Facebook could produce a person willing enough to s
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Because we love,Because we need love,To feel true moments Of beautiful passion,To transcend our Fear of death.
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A Swing Set Can Provide Hours Of Fun For Your Kids By Dolores Howe The Amish are revered throughout the US for a dedic
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We live in an interesting time. No time before has the world faced a crisis of this magnitude of a global pandemic, climate change, migration, conflicts and unending wars. More than a quarter billion people has been infected
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Last weekend -plus Monday, (2-4 of October 2021) Facebook blocked Ovi magazine and in extent my personal account because of a photo and according to the message I got,
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Malaysia Introducing National Biometric Database Registry Government committed to surveillance system According to the 12th M
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\"Take a stand for teachers!\" is the 2012 motto for World Teachers\' Day. Celebrations are being organized around the world. UNESCO calls on everyone to consider undertaking a special celebration for World Teachers\' Day.
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Pushing people back across borders; turning asylum seekers away from shores. When such tactics were openly adopted and used with impunity by Australia’s navy and border force, it caused outrage and concern in the marit
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Talibans -Reloaded (A New Force under the Old Name) By Zlatko Hadžidedić The fall of Kabul to
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October 4th 1957; A Russian satellite launched into space - the first man-made object ever to leave the Earth\'s atmosphere. The Russian news agency, Tass, said the satellite Sputnik was now 560 miles (900 kilometres) above the Earth and circli
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If there was any reason to halt a farcical train of legal proceedings, then the case against Julian Assange would have to be the standard bearing example. Since last year, the efforts by the US government to pursue his extra
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A Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders (FMFF) letter to the minister of international trade and industry Azmin Ali has highlighted the 51% Bumiputera equity requirement in many types of businesses.
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There is probably no way to puzzle into that dismayI must have felt when pulled to the light of day.Being born, the shocks of light, of sound, necessities to suck in air,When
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  Now I see the moon, in this burning heap of cinder block and timber,     this cataclysm, this crush, this dense mass of silent con
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - With focus, you can make enormous progress in your work. You would be busy in the work of administration with the aim of dominating the competitors. Savings will slowly increase
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I am neither Christian, nor Jew, nor Gabr, nor Moslem.I am not of the East, nor the West, nor the land, nor the sea… My place is the Placeless, my trace is the Traceless.
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For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
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September 30th. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) first launched International Day of the Deaf in 1958; th
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Malaysia: Corruption Cripples Healthy SMEs Education and law enforcement not working Recently Malaysia’s Ministry of Ru
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There have been periodical periods of repression on religious liberty in Tibet by the Chinese government usually related to broader policies concerning religion on the part of the government.  We may be in such a period
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Sometimes Old memories returnLike soldiers wounded And ravaged by war.
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It was startling and even shocking.  Away from the thrust and cut of domestic politics, not to mention noisy discord within his government’s ranks, Australian Prime
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For more Always Something, HERE!
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With that orange haired brute of a president supposedly ushered out of the White House with moralising delight, the Biden administration was all keen to turn over a new leaf. There would be more diplomacy, and still more dip
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1. 1931 China Floods The 1931 central china floods were a series of floods. Rose in the Republic of China. These floods are recorded as most deadly natural disasters in the world. Approximately the number of deaths happe
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\"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to the international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going t
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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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When President Joe Biden won the White House, he promised, with a facility of unceasing boredom, that diplomacy was back. “Diplomacy is back at the centre of our foreign policy,”
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for more Ephemera, HERE!
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It seems utterly beyond debate but acknowledging legal rights to clean hair has assumed the makings of a slow march over the years. The 1956 Clean Air Act in Britain arose from the lethal effects of London’s 1952 kille
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Human history is rife in speculation to explainThe inherent logic of the forms of lifeThat dominate our world – how it could beEvery living thing we see works so well
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Germany and its Neo-imperial quest By Zlatko Hadžidedić In January 2021, eight months ago, when rumours about the po
 Tang & Ram 21#17Tang & Ram 21#17 by Thanos Kalamidas
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It is a month that the Taliban forces have taken control of Kabul, a symbol that they now control the state.  In addition to the Taliban, there are an estimated 10,000 foreign fighters in some 20 Islamist groups. Among
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Death comes When a man stops Feeling, When the pain Of living Fades.A black void Sucks in the light,
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The faux Damascene converts have been doing the rounds in the Murdoch empire of late, stirring interest in matters green and attempting to shift, if ever so slightly, discussions on climate change. Known for being a stable o
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For more Ghostin\' HERE!
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Australia needs to reconsider the acquisition of nuclear weapons There is a risk Australia may be alone in the region It has b
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 Mika Toxica 21#07Mika Toxica 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
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September 23rd 1846; German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet
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Our earth is a small star in the great universe Yet of it we can make, if we choose, a planet Unvexed by war, untroubled by hunger or fear,
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All In good UseLazy for long to hints obtuse,Steeped in slush slippery lubricities ,Idling away long days equally lax lethargic,
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Brazil: Bolsonaro’s conservative government brings hunger backBy Lateinamerika Nachrichten At the end of April, the offi
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I remember when there was no Internet in Singapore.  When for most of us, all the information and all the news we received were from the government owned TV, government owned radio and government owned newspapers.
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search as I willI cannot find the causereunited with youit doesn’t seem to matterso holy and instinctualis this passio
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21 September is the U.N. sponsored International Day of Peace chosen to mark the annual start of the U.N. General Assembly.  The General Assembly touches upon all the armed conflicts and tension areas. It can highlight the peace missions o
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 International Day of PeaceInternational Day of Peace by The Ovi Team
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It does not get any messier or more chaotic than this. Since 2009, when Australia’s Future Submarine Program (FSP) known as Project SEA 1000, began to take shape, strategists and policy makers have been keen to pursue
 I disassemble myself tooI disassemble myself too by Amir Khatib
 Not a target I mean, - Why did you wake up then? I mean, I don\'t see a specific target. I don\'t see where it is, But he whispers to me there:
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Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. To address this, new federal recommendations have nearly doubled the number of Americans eligible for lung cancer screening. Increased
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For more Sceptic feathers  HERE!
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In the Declaration of Principles and Programme of Action adopted by the 1976 World Employment Conference it is stated, “A basic needs-oriented policy implies the participation of the people in making the decisions
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Pain. There was pain in remembering the past, but also surrender, also in the sweetness of the letting go. Take the pain away. Replace it with a loving mother and father. She is looking into his eyes, he is holding her hand. They are in love. M
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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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For more Ephemera, HERE!
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September 19th 1952; The United States is to prevent the film legend, Charlie Chaplin, from returning to his Hollywood home until he has been investigated by the Immigration Services. The Attorney-General, Thomas McGranery, has ordered the Immi
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Whither Malaysia: Sabah and SarawakProject Malaysia in ICU There has long been unhappiness about the way Sabah and Sarawak hav
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In a particular deli store in South Melbourne, a tongue-and-cheek message is attached to the cash register. “Bitcoin accepted there,” it proclaims brightly. Naturally, it is nothing of the sort, a teasing ruse fo
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020) was a U.S. Supreme Court justice, the second woman to be appointed to the position. Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated f
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September 18th 1970; Guitarist Jimi Hendrix has died after collapsing at a party in London. Police say there was no question of foul play. A number of sleeping pills were found at the house in Notting Hill Gate and they have been taken away for
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Malaysia’s Bodek Culture Ailment compromises integrity of public administration Malaysia’s brain drain is
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School TimeMindset\'s perfect rulesInhale-exhale yoga schoolBone for breath for bone.  
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For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
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September 17th 1967. In introducing them at the Monterey Pop Festival three months earlier, Eric Burdon of the Animals had offered high praise for the up-and-coming British rock band the Who, promising the crowd \"A group that will destroy you
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I caught an interview on the radio, the other day, of an astronaut who described the qualification tests. On a trip to outer space they are confined for days to the control cabin of the shuttle and a slightly larger sp
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Under a clear blue sky And searing heat the sweatDripped off my naked back,I was consumed with digging a ditch To the sounds of jackhammers
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Anniversaries can provide occasions for reflection and deep consideration. Past errors and misjudgements can be considered soberly; historical distance provides perspective. Mature reflections may be permitted. But they can
 Fika bonding! 21#14Fika bonding! 21#14 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer by The Ovi Team
A number of commonly used chemicals have been found to be extremely damaging to the ozone layer. Halocarbons are chemicals in which one or more carbon atoms are linked to one or more halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine). Haloca
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September 16th 1932;  in his cell at Yerovda Jail near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begi
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Refugees and asylum seekers provide rich pickings for demagogues and political opportunists. The Australian approach politicises their plight by arguing that they are illegitimate depending on the way they arrive, namely, by
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Fireflies whisper dreams In the forest without noise, and the night birds swoopFrom shadow stations.A wandering aspirationInvites me to search out
 Always Something 21#15Always Something 21#15 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
 International Day of DemocracyInternational Day of Democracy by The Ovi Team
 Ali defeats SpinksAli defeats Spinks by The Ovi Team
September 15th 1978; boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so. Following his victory, Ali retire
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Malaysia’s Opposition Strategy to Return to Power Focusing on winning the coming general election Ismail Sabri Yaakob,
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Birth and death, love and hate, the burnt scent of cloves on fingers and campfire on jeans,     nothing is attached for long. In the butter-soft leather light of purple
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September 14th 1982; Princess Grace of Monaco has died of the injuries she sustained in a car crash near Monte Carlo. The Hollywood actress Grace Kelly - who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock hits Dial M for Murder and Rear Window - suffered a br
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During his National Day Rally on 29th August 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the opportunity to 
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It was all marvellous for Paul Wolfowitz to get on Australian television (why bother?) to brusquely discuss those attacks on US soil in September 2001 and criticism of the invasion of Iraq by US-led forces. After two decades
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August 19th 1960; The United States pilot, Francis Gary Powers, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Soviet military court. Powers had pleaded guilty to spying for the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after his plane was shot
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Judith smiled across at Thomas. She didn’t say anything when he stroked her thigh up and down in the car. Up and down. Up and down. Until she felt an internal bliss rising up within her. At first, she felt afraid of this sensation. She ha
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 Sucking SpaghettiSucking Spaghetti by Jan Sand
Recently, somewhere on the net, there has been a hectic discussion of the physical impossibility of anyone sucking spaghetti. It is easily accepted that sucking liquid through a straw is explained by the atmosphere pushing on the surface of the
 Cosmic RayCosmic Ray by David Sparenberg
Standing in the Openheart-mind, the expansive plexus
 Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941): The Local and the Universal Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941): The Local and the Universal by Rene Wadlow
The darkness of egoism which will have to be destroyed is the egoism of the Nation.  The ideal of India is against the intense consciousness of the separateness of one’s own peopl
 Fika bonding! 21#11Fika bonding! 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Hiroshima Anniversary Day:  Developing a Nuclear-weapon Abolition StrategyHiroshima Anniversary Day: Developing a Nuclear-weapon Abolition Strategy by Rene Wadlow
 Digging A DitchDigging A Ditch by Nikos Laios
Under a clear blue sky And searing heat the sweatDripped off my naked back,I was consumed with digging a ditch To the sounds of jackhammers
 Always something; the family edition 21#12Always something; the family edition 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Chaos in Thai Home Food Delivery IndustryChaos in Thai Home Food Delivery Industry by Murray Hunter
Chaos in Thai Home Food Delivery Industry Creative destruction runs wild in the food business Motorcycle food deliveries hav
 Wisely On Each Season Wisely On Each Season by Saloni Kaul
Advice comes from the most unlikely quarters terse.Heed it only when you’ve assessed all inputs fed!Balaam who was all out to hurl a curseSoon changed his mind, issued a blessin
 Me, myself and IMe, myself and I by Ovi Magazine Guest
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear art-lovers, we are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition within the project: An Iconic City at A TRANS Vitrine U-Kleistpark Berlin:
 AntySaurus Prick 21#14AntySaurus Prick 21#14 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Rio Tinto in Serbia: The Jadar Lithium ProjectRio Tinto in Serbia: The Jadar Lithium Project by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The company has been looking forward to this for some time.  For an outfit found wanting in dealing with inhabitants of a land whose culture it eviscerated in a matter of
 Avoid Body DroughtAvoid Body Drought by Ovi Magazine Guest
Avoid Body Drought How to Prevent Dehydration It’s in every living cell, tissue and organ, and it’s second only to
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 Malaysia Seeks a Covid-19 EndgameMalaysia Seeks a Covid-19 Endgame by Murray Hunter
Malaysia Seeks a Covid-19 Endgame The nation needs to avoid becoming a lockdown loser Malaysia is now trapped in its third ext
 Global Britain Slashes International AidGlobal Britain Slashes International Aid by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Decisions on aid are eroding trust and eroding relationships between the UK and developing countries.”Abby Baldoumas,
 Tang & Ram 21#13Tang & Ram 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Afghanistan, Failure and Second ThoughtsAfghanistan, Failure and Second Thoughts by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It is a country other powers simply cannot leave alone.  Even after abandoning its Kabul post in ignominy, tail tucked between their legs, Australia is now wondering if it
 Ghostin' 21#13Ghostin' 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 PARACELSICA*PARACELSICA* by David Sparenberg
The stone the tree the water the stone the tree the water: Waterstone stone emergent fro
 The Most Popular Hills Known In This CountyThe Most Popular Hills Known In This County by Abigail George
Why does life have to hurt so much. Why do people tell each other that they love you, when they don\'t. Why do grown ups tell each other they\'ll love you forever when they don\'t. The sa
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Aries ( 21 March–19 April ) - This is a time to open to wider horizons and to study or learn whatever it is you need to set you on the upward road. Use the discernment and analysis native to bring change close
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 Nature of religionNature of religion by Jan Sand
Although religion has always had the capability to raise dissention, there are times, such as the present, when the situation seems more exacerbated than usual.
 Afghanistan: No Peace without a Clear VisionAfghanistan: No Peace without a Clear Vision by Ovi Magazine Guest
Peace is the absence of war, while war is the absence of peace! A negotiated peace in Afghanistan presents a number of challenges. The duration of the war over several decades has created a number of situations, that require
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 Blue RhapsodyBlue Rhapsody by Nikos Laios
Blue,Everything blue,My soul blue,The sky blue,The rivers and oceans blue,The centre of the world blueFill
 Papers Instead of Human Lives: The Sentencing of Daniel HalePapers Instead of Human Lives: The Sentencing of Daniel Hale by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In May 2019, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, that famous bastion of anti-whistleblowing fervour, unsealed an in
 Screws & Chips 21#09Screws & Chips 21#09 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Golden Age of UMNO is on the Wane The Golden Age of UMNO is on the Wane by Murray Hunter
The United Malays National Organization, or UMNO is once again deeply split. There is a fracture between the party grassroots, the Supreme Council or central party governing body, and the parliamentary caucus. In addition, b
 Tiptoe Through TalkTiptoe Through Talk by Saloni Kaul
Loud blabbermouths spout unkind things without e’en meaning toAnd you would do well not to take it all to heart.Compulsive talkers talk their heads off till they so strain fatigue you
 Sceptic feathers 21#13Sceptic feathers 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Pegasus Rides Again: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human RightsPegasus Rides Again: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
They keep insisting they don’t do it. But companies such as the Israeli NSO Group are global vendors for regimes, whatever stripe or colour, for surveillance tools to spy on those they deem of interest.
 4-day week in Iceland4-day week in Iceland by Ovi Magazine Guest
4-day week in Iceland Almost 9 out of 10 Icelanders are entitled to work shorter hoursBy Lena Krainz Ic
 Ephemera 21#10Ephemera 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Widening class division in Thailand - The Covid-19 factorWidening class division in Thailand - The Covid-19 factor by Murray Hunter
Thailand’s class divisions have dramatically widened during the Covid-19 pandemic. With students returning to the streets in protest, even with tight crowd restrictions in place, after a three-month hiatus during the p
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There is respectand there is that snot dripping, wrist shaking,stuttering, knees buckling, heart pounding, eyelid swelling, tears pouring, speechlessrespect. The kin
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Norwegian perspectives on Democracy and Human Rights (says former Prime Minister of Norway, H.E. Kjell Magne Bondevik) By Isabella Maria Bello Aroch
 Worming 21_13Worming 21_13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Collapsible ChairsCollapsible Chairs by Neil Leadbeater
lie in confinement, arms folded, without complaint. They are not like other chairs. Uprights are so stand-offish. Unbending, they leave no room for manoeuvre,ar
 Greenwashing the Tokyo Olympic GamesGreenwashing the Tokyo Olympic Games by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“The gap between rhetoric and reality is a persistent one when looking at the sustainability of commitments of Olympic Games hosts”.Martin Müller,
 A fistful of cactus 21#02A fistful of cactus 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 Tokyo's Pandemic Games OpenTokyo's Pandemic Games Open by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The auguries are not good for the Tokyo Olympic Games.  Resignations have filled the ledger, including Japanese composer Keigo Oyamada, organising committee president Yosh
 A swimmer's life under waterA swimmer's life under water by Abigail George
There’s an accident-prone toddler in the house. My brother’s son. Will he have more children,I wonder to myself as I make tea. Watchin
 Saigonisation of Afghanistan ?Saigonisation of Afghanistan ? by Ovi Magazine Guest
Saigonisation of Afghanistan ? By: Tomislav Jakić As the date of complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
 Fika bonding! 21#10Fika bonding! 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Aegean Night Aegean Night by Nikos Laios
I will take youOn a journeyWith me.
 Advice to couples running businesses togetherAdvice to couples running businesses together by Joseph Gatt
A list of scenarios couples running businesses together can be confronted with. And how to deal with them to stay together or stay married, in a healthy relationship. So you\'re a couple, male-male, female-female, or female
 Always Something 21#11Always Something 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Malaysia Under Growing Stress Malaysia Under Growing Stress by Murray Hunter
Malaysia Under Growing Stress Current political crisis preventing any solutions Over the past week, Malaysians have been usin
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“After years of IT experts telling us that we ‘can’t break the internet’ by pressing the wrong button, it turns out we can do it by updating our settings.”
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In the laptop days, before the smartphone era, the Internet was full of promises. Promises of intellect. In the laptop days, Internet content and input was mostly done via text (that is people uploading written arti
 AntySaurus Prick 21#13AntySaurus Prick 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Colonization of Algeria: should France apologize?Colonization of Algeria: should France apologize? by Joseph Gatt
Short answer: France can not apply the post-1945 legal framework for events that took place before 1945. That is, until the end of the Second World War, conquest of foreign territories was legal, or at least accepted in the international commun
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Profligate, vain and utterly pleased with himself, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson could boast about his latest adventure of megalomania.   Unlike others of t
 Ephemera 21#09Ephemera 21#09 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Infectious Follies: Britain's Freedom DayInfectious Follies: Britain's Freedom Day by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
He can scant resist a slogan, but UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s insistence on describing Britain’s exit from lockdown as Freedom Day came with its usual kitschy quality.
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So, you want to open a restaurant, pub or café. Perhaps you make delicious pancakes, or you\'re a master at coffee brewing, or you love that pub atmosphere, or you can cook the best steak. Don\'t get too excited. Here\'s the checklist befo
 Tang & Ram 21#12Tang & Ram 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Quiet EarthThe Quiet Earth by Nikos Laios
The light faded Behind dark blue cloudsGilded by the sun,The sky rumbled And soft streams of misty Light fell on streets
 Jewish stereotypes in the Arab worldJewish stereotypes in the Arab world by Joseph Gatt
The best way to find out how the Jews are fantasized around the Arab world is by looking at fake social media accounts held by Muslims and Arabs who pretend to be Jews. Those profiles exist, and they are a gold mine of info
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 Ghostin' 21#12Ghostin' 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 Australia Opens Gate for ASEAN Ag Workers Australia Opens Gate for ASEAN Ag Workers by Murray Hunter
Australia Opens Gate for ASEAN Ag Workers Historic agreement ends decades of closed doors to Asean laborers
 Love or be lovedLove or be loved by Amir Khatib
We were created to love or be loved.  I love a blind companion  looks like my mother,  hide from him,  And finds me red-handed.
 Protecting Eden: Pornography and Age Verification Down UnderProtecting Eden: Pornography and Age Verification Down Under by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Sex on the screen and on the page has often incurred the wrath of Australian censors.  Over the years, the opaquely functioning Office of Film and Literature Classificatio
 Mika Toxica 21#02Mika Toxica 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 The Texas Democrats are Standing Their Ground For the Sake of America's Democracy !The Texas Democrats are Standing Their Ground For the Sake of America's Democracy ! by Leah Sellers
“That’s right, Hank. You heard me. I say Halleluiah and Praise the Lord for the Democratic Legislators of Texas, ‘cause not only are they tryin’ to save Texas from the Dis-eased Trumpian clutches of Power Mongers like ou
 "Bund" Judaism in America"Bund" Judaism in America by Joseph Gatt
The Bund was a socialist Jewish organization that took shape in 19th century Russia. 19th century Russia was peculiar. There were cholera epidemics, and the industrial revolution never really picked up. Russians tri
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#08Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#08 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 Applying NONviolent NONcooperation Applying NONviolent NONcooperation by David Sparenberg
I suppose I could have titled this writing Applying Nonviolent Noncooperation to Pernicious Consumerism, or to Malignant Normalcy. Notwithstanding, here are my thoughts…. For as lon
 The future of sex ed'The future of sex ed' by Joseph Gatt
Right now the paradigm goes: sex ed\' is mostly about general sex and contraceptives. But sex ed\' should really contain three sections: -Romantic sex-Recreational sex-Se
 Screws & Chips 21#08Screws & Chips 21#08 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 When Football Did Not Come HomeWhen Football Did Not Come Home by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
They were in with a shot.  The English team, deliriously floating on chants of Football’s Coming Home, ha
 Claims All OnClaims All On by Saloni Kaul
To get something we want some of the timeIs alright, like extracting treasures, mining gold from mine,That adds to the occasion’s glamour, value prime,Because of its pri
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I\'ve read my fair share of non-fiction work. And have worked with my fair share of Ph.D. students. I was going to do two separate articles discussing non-fiction writing and Ph.D. life. But, Ph.D. life is mostly about writ
 Sceptic feathers 21#12Sceptic feathers 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
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I walk the empty hollow streets of Sydney under a scrolling grey Coronavirus sky, it’s July and this winter is cold and biting. The old colonial sandstone buildings lining the harbour are wet and heavy, having soaked i
 A Moment in the BackyardA Moment in the Backyard by George Cassidy Payne
The way some fireflies hide within the obsidian grass, faking the blinking signals of cold heat, I waited for you to want my offerings,as badly as I want
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Australia, like other island states, has had spells of isolationist fancy and hermit dispositions.  Protected by geography, distant and vast, the country’s first bit
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For more Ephemera, HERE!
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University studies, well into the 2000s, were designed mostly to train employees for big business and government positions. That is, until the late 2000s, you didn\'t need to go to college if you wanted to create a small business or work in som
 Worming 21_12Worming 21_12 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Singapore's Controversial Internal Security Act (ISA) - National Security or Political Persecution?Singapore's Controversial Internal Security Act (ISA) - National Security or Political Persecution? by Murray Hunter
Singapore’s ISA has led to round ups of opponents and critics of the Singapore PAP government. The world’s longest serving political prisoner Dr Chia Thye Poh, was incarcerated under the ISA, and restriction orde
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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
 Tech neo-MarxismTech neo-Marxism by Joseph Gatt
When tech companies dominate the economic landscape, and that you marry that with economic ideology, you get “tech neo-liberalism” and “tech neo-Marxism.” “Tech neo-liberalism” is fairly
 A fistful of cactus 21#01A fistful of cactus 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 Four types of parentingFour types of parenting by Joseph Gatt
Putting things simply, there are four types of parenting: friendly parenting, passive parenting, passive-aggressive parenting and aggressive parenting. Let me break those down for you. Friendly parenting
 Fika bonding! 21#09Fika bonding! 21#09 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE! For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE
 LingerLinger by Abigail George
 Desert Song IIDesert Song II by Virginia Maria Romero
Desert Song IIThe wind...sweepsacross time,taking pause in grey-purpleto perform inNature\'s ancestral orchestra...
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Key to success: Investments in public transport, education and help for everyoneBy Johanna Pauls Denmark has been led by Socia
 Always Something 21#10Always Something 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 City Of Angels City Of Angels by Nikos Laios
The Hummer limousinesCruised down the boulevard Filled with the sounds of music,Laughter and clinking glasses And the smiling faces of
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It took over half a year, but the US government’s case against Julian Assange continues its draining grind.  Even the Biden administration, which claims to tolerate
 AntySaurus Prick 21#12AntySaurus Prick 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Muhyiddin's New Tool to Shore up Power: University BoardsMuhyiddin's New Tool to Shore up Power: University Boards by Murray Hunter
Muhyiddin’s New Tool to Shore up Power: University Boards Bastions of patronage rather than excellence Malaysian Prime
 Set in stoneSet in stone by Bohdan Yuri
Never can be told a story set in stone, for what the message was may not be at all.  it will travel in the story lender’s care,  and reside in ears
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The tyrannical, brutal cynicism of keeping Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison remains one of the more inglorious marks of the British legal system and, it should be said, its sponsors and colluders. Having won his case
 Ephemera 21#07Ephemera 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Secrecy and Calamity in Australia's Vaccine RolloutSecrecy and Calamity in Australia's Vaccine Rollout by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
With a lamentable, even disgraceful vaccination rate, confusion over how best to deal with the AstraZeneca supply, vague promises about the arrival of other COVID-19 vaccines, and a degree of complacency, half of Austr
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Exploitation is daily business: EU Social Democrats demand fair working conditions for harvest workersBy Sara Mohammadi An inc
 Tang & Ram 21#11Tang & Ram 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Kicking a Dead HorseKicking a Dead Horse by Jan Sand
There is a very old story of a canny farmer whose life style was to wring every last cent out of all of his operations. He cut down on his own food and maintenance to the bare bone and, for a while, made extreme experiments on his horse to cut
 Spruce UpSpruce Up by Saloni Kaul
Rewards do come from being neat and tidy,That big spring cleaning when you simply tidy up,Instant as that tidy sum that’s for you ready,Or you make clean net gains sturdy as hor
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From the Bagram Airbase they left, leaving behind a piece of the New York World Trade Centre that collapsed with such graphic horror on September 11, 2001.  As with previo
 Ghostin' 21#11Ghostin' 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 Undercover of National Security - Whistle-blowers become scapegoats for mismanagement, misdeeds, and vested interestsUndercover of National Security - Whistle-blowers become scapegoats for mismanagement, misdeeds, and vested interests by Murray Hunter
It’s become clear, the planting of listening devices in the cabinet offices by a team of Australian Security Intelligence Service (ASIS) operatives in 2004, was not for the purposes of national security, but to enhance
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In 1900, after three years bringing the rebellious farmers of the Boer War in South Africa to heel, the bulk of Britain’s regular army was outside the country. This helped fuel
 Mika Toxica 21#01Mika Toxica 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE!  
 Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes CoalLet the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations.
 Letter From The Warmer RegionsLetter From The Warmer Regions by Jan Sand
This guy in the other pit.He’s got a better demon
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#07Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 Screws & Chips 21#07Screws & Chips 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
 The Known Knowns of Donald RumsfeldThe Known Knowns of Donald Rumsfeld by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“On the morning of September 11, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld ran to the fire at the Pentagon to assist the wounded and ensure the safety of survivors,” expressed a mournful George W. Bush in a
 Sceptic feathers 21#11Sceptic feathers 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 Ruined HotelRuined Hotel by Nikos Laios
Moonlight fellOn the walls of An old cracked Ruined Hotel That had decayed Long ago and which Was now home
 Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock ResignsClinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
From his secure fortress of contented spite, Dominic Cummings, exiled from the power he once wielded at Number 10 as one of the chosen, must have felt a sense of satisfaction. 
 Worming 21_11Worming 21_11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Crisis, Pain, and Political Instability in Malaysia - Differing interpretations of palace statement Crisis, Pain, and Political Instability in Malaysia - Differing interpretations of palace statement by Murray Hunter
In overruling Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to delay the reconvening of parliament until September with a statement that was at best ambiguous. Malaysia’s king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad, has left the
 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
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2021Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2021 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You’ll start the month with a need to establish some self control in order to achieve your goals, but this will have impact on your social life, as you’ll be incline
 Fika bonding! 21#08Fika bonding! 21#08 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE! For more Ovi
 Trafficking in Persons: A World-wide EvilTrafficking in Persons: A World-wide Evil by Rene Wadlow
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Oppression, marginalization, violence, propaganda – none of it is new. What is new, however, is the mere scale, frequency and omnipresence of disinformation, especially when it is propagated by a powerful group that ru
 iBite ...snappy! iBite ...snappy! by Theodore K. Nasos
* It Sure Sounds Like Ivanka Trump Lied Under Oath to Criminal Investigators - Trump family doesn’t need any oaths to lie; they are doing comfortable anytime of the say under or over oath!
 Always Something 21#08Always Something 21#08 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always Something, HERE! For more
 DiscerningDiscerning by Saloni Kaul
Speaking up for others is grand, worthy and noble,Indeed high public speaking in itself is quite an art!How they in taking the part of others, feat or foible,Wheedle, cajole,
 AntySaurus Prick 21#11AntySaurus Prick 21#11 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE! For more
 Antoine de Saint Exupery: Solitude and SolidarityAntoine de Saint Exupery: Solitude and Solidarity by Rene Wadlow
 The Great Barrier Reef WarsThe Great Barrier Reef Wars by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km.  There are other stunning formations on the pl
 Ephemera 21#06Ephemera 21#06 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE! For more Ovi Cart
 Alleged Financial and operational Irregularities at MUIS - Whose interests has MUIS been looking after?Alleged Financial and operational Irregularities at MUIS - Whose interests has MUIS been looking after? by Murray Hunter
While MUIS officer Munir Hussein is still under investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation bureau (CPIB) and Singapore police commercial affairs department (CAD) relating to issues arising from the ministerial inqu
 The Insurgency Against Big OilThe Insurgency Against Big Oil by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
While Australian politicians languish in a world blotched by climate change scepticism and fossil fuel love-ins, global oil and gas companies have been shaken.  Three tita
 Tang & Ram 21#10Tang & Ram 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE! For more O
 The Perverse Positive View Of Covid-19The Perverse Positive View Of Covid-19 by Jan Sand
To say the least, the concept that an outright horror such as Covid-19 is both masochistic and sadistic seems to be quite true is something provoking trepidation in any person who tries to be decent and respectful. But it is
 I and THOUI and THOU by David Sparenberg
I open my mind; we share our thoughts.  I open my mouth; we share our words. I open my heart; we share our human feelings of life.  I open my soul: here I am in the dynamic of becoming.  Before me is who you are, metamorphic in t
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In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply.
 Ghostin' 21#10Ghostin' 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE! For more Ovi Car
 Chestnut TreeChestnut Tree by Nikos Laios
Under the boughs Of a chestnut tree An old man sat cracking Nuts and watching the world Pass by in the solitudeOf a cold autumn
 The Conviction and Sentencing of Witness KThe Conviction and Sentencing of Witness K by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
After tormenting the man for years, it became clear that the Australian authorities were willing to, for want of a better word, compromise.  The more accurate word would b
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#06Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#06 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE! For mo
 The 'Can I Get an Amen' SchismThe 'Can I Get an Amen' Schism by Leah Sellers
Brother Deadwood steps up to the Church Pulpit to address His Church. “Halleluiah, Brothers and Sisters ! Can I get an, “Amen” ?!
 Heaven and EarthHeaven and Earth by George Cassidy Payne
I am left timeless. My skin is timeless. Like the rusty mercury gauge in an old Chevy. I am gazing upon Christ. I am aggressive.My density is aggressive. I am an out of body experien
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 Screws & Chips 21#06Screws & Chips 21#06 by Thanos Kalamidas
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Over the last week, political pundits have been reporting the events and rumors around the Yang Dipertuan Agong, or King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, calling up all political leaders one by one for meetings. With each
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My, were they delighted.  Politicians across several international jurisdictions beamed with pride that police and security forces had gotten one up on criminals spanning
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I doubt the me is singularThe sense is multilingualarThe I is sky and fingertips,It’s tears and years and smiling lips,Not one nor ten, but uncountable,
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Bacon and eggs Pop and sizzle in the pan,An old rock song fills theRoom crackling from a radio,The aroma of coffee beans Floats t
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A column browsing contemporary news. War, violence, persecution, human
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Goethe, of Faust fame and acclaimed last Renaissance man of Europe, wrote, “As a man is, (let us amend and say, person) so is his (or her) God (or Goddess).”
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Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees.  We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to d
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There have been questions surrounding the morality of Greece’s use of sound cannons (long range acoustic devices- LRADs) against migrants recently at Greece’s border with Turkey, which have been brought up both b
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Sincere Tony is again on the stump, promoting his vision of how best to return to a lovely, unruffled world of capitalist endeavour, circuit lecturing and summit meetings that no longer need to be held online.
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The problems of dealing with the current complexities of simple sustenance in a world deeply conflicted in the struggles of vast social and financial manipulations throughout society by the various factions involved, is curr
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I\'m not saying I have the cure for depression. But I do try to reflect on the topic, and try to provide “food for thought” on different approaches that can be used to ease depression, and to cure some specific cases of depression.
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Freedom of Conscienceis freedomto think your own thoughtsfeel your own feelingsgive voice to your voice
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Their souls rose upIn plumes of smoke Curling around the
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Those of you drawing sustenance and stimulation from the traditional acronym UFO best brace yourselves.  The less exciting and dull term accepted by the defence clerks
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Last time I discussed legal systems around the world. This time I\'ll discuss social systems in free, tribal and militarized societies. Simply put, in militarized societies, people are treated like “dolls.” That
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Several highly respected prominent thinkers such as Elon Musk and the English physicist Stephan Hawking have warned that the creation of AGI, artificial general intelligence, which can quickly self-mature to a powerful
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This has been a fantasy of Danish governments for some time.  There have been gazes of admiration towards countries like Australia, where processing refugees and asylum-se
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What may seem impossible to employees is common practice for multinationals: they shift their profits around the world until they no longer have to pay taxes on them. A glob
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One has to be repeatedly reminded that the theatre of international relations knows no friends and only national interests, whatever those might be.  Intelligence services
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The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise.  Organised by the World Health Organizatio
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Am I vulnerable amongst the mysteries that life has offered up to me, am I happy although I have a smile pasted on my face for all the old to see.
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We are only born once, Then we are born several times later, We die once, And we shall not die forever, We are a tribe that one wolf can devour us,
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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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The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee.  For
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Music aficionados connect the month of May with Mozart’s minuet written as a five year old ”komm lieber Mai und mache...,” but for many Americans this year the link came from a curtailment of gas It was rep
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For those on the path toward the Higher Self or a greater self-awareness, the name of George Gurdjieff keeps coming up, either through his ideas or through his music structured by Thomas de Hartman. (1) A useful introduction
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It was a long summerAnd the sun glowed,I sat in the back yard with a beerAnd I watched the leavesGently fall around her hair;
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Former army general Prayuth Chan-ocha’s 2014 coup against the besieged Yingluck Shinawatra government, and the 2017 constitution that was forced through prior to the 2019 elections, fulfilled a long-time goal of the Th
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It starts off as an exercise of anticipation.  First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. 
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Finally they were able to replace my idle hand with a solid iron hand, I can now To catch and kill the devil, He does not expect me to do this, but a human,
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Man walks along an unpaved road. His feet make rhythm—the rhythm of a human walking (a two legged, as sages say). His feet form patterns on the wending road—changes to micro-climates and eco-structures, tiny thun
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My love for you is gravitationally balancedbut unstable. A system of huge swirling whirlpools endlessly recycled as repulsive forces that expand with constant acceleration
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The famous remark about money and capability has always been: \"If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?\" Louis Agassiz, the scientist, once remarked, \"I cannot afford to waste my time making money.\"
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love is   a delicious dream, a taste of life
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A clean, technology driven dystopia.  A representation of our techno future.  These were the introductory descriptions
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Dábírà,Your name has in it the duetof sublime harmony,captivating solos of serenemotions,of mel
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On 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, taking advantage of a clause of the Myanmar constitution providing the possibility for the military to establish a state of emergency, took power. The military
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The billowing flags Fluttered on cold beaches,With the dark grey clouds
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In today’s constant contact, cell-phone celebrated, digital world, most people can go days or even weeks without spending any time in natural sunlight. Instead, we eat breakfast inside,
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The Failed Promise of Malaysia’s New Economic Policy The affirmative action program should have embraced entrepreneurship, not cronyism
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Energetically Marching in to the Wrong Side of History Croatia: When Victor tries hard to become Loser By: Tomislav Jakić
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In a mirror inscribed \"Don\'t look back\", I saw a man with two eyes full of his face, and two gloating overflowing with estrangement,  I don\'t remember seeing it before.
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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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Those obstacles that our paths do harrass,At each turn rise of newest plot contrive,Bring in line, override tactics crude crassAnd from the whole only pleasure derive.
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With people more focused on wellness and nutrition these days, interest in a plant-based diet is hotter than ever. One easy way to get in on the trend: Pair summer produce with simple ingredients like pecans for a dish the w
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The smallest infringement is a ruseWhere I am entertained in laughter,And tied by the bonds of sorrow,But where is my enlightenmentThat kindles each par
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It should be making officials in the White House tremble.  Critical infrastructure supplying 45% of the East Coast’s diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, left at the mercy
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It has been a relationship of characterised by bitterness and misunderstanding.  It began with a poorly negotiated agreement – poor, that is, from the European Union
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There is a plan and it is obvious for long time, the repression and eventually the extradition of all Palestinians from Jerusalem. For the founders of this plan the idea was that dominance of
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If and when the emergency lapses called in January with the Covid-19 pandemic as a pretext to protect Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s shaky Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, five major political forces will be comp
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It is inevitable,  after sixty years, And my eyes are on the ground, Search the forest, Among the bushes behind the humps, Unde
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On 30 April 2021, the representatives of what is called the Extended Troika - the U.S.A., Russia, China and Pakistan - presented in Doha, Qatar a \"Joint Statement of Extended Troika on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan\".
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An orange sky Stretched behind Purple mountains Over a desert valley.
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When I was a kid, which was quite a few years ago, I visited a dentist quite often. In those days children were considered not quite up to basic adult standards. The dental drill, commensurate with today\'s high-speed
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Vienna Process: Minilateralism for the future of Europe and its strategic neighbourhood By Dr. Monika Wohlfeld On the historic dat
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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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British justice is a splendidly odd animal.  Its miscarriage is one of those wonders of institutional repetition.  When text
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On April 22nd, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shogun declared the maneuvers in Krim and western Russia a success. All troops would be returned to their permanent bases by May 1st. Howeve
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There is no bloodon my hands;no blood-lust in my heart.
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As India is being devastated by COVID-19 cases that have now passed a daily rate of 400,000, affluent and callous Australia has taken the decision to suspend all flights coming into the country till mid-month.
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How many times do we seek so at the highestTheir thoughts opinions on matters of our concernAs though age or position makes them much the wisest,Able to take stands, magically
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Ideas And scotch Swirled in The glassAmong theClinking Ice.
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 The Portuguese Discovery of AustraliaThe Portuguese Discovery of Australia by Warren Reed
  Dupenews: Melinda Gates crashed the windows of her marriage Dupenews: Melinda Gates crashed the windows of her marriage by Theodore K. Nasos
Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
 Always Something 21#03Always Something 21#03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Malaysia's Stolen Democracy: Local GovernmentMalaysia's Stolen Democracy: Local Government by Murray Hunter
As a federation of states, Malaysia has three distinct tiers of government. At the time of the Malay state federation, and after the formation of Malaysia in 1963, with Sabah and Sarawak, all three levels of government were
 Not INot I by Bohdan Yuri
It\'s hard to be alivewhen everythingaround you has alreadydied but who willtell them allthat they arealready dead not I that is lef
 Chile becomes one of the top COVID-19 vaccination leadersChile becomes one of the top COVID-19 vaccination leaders by Ovi Magazine Guest
Chile becomes one of the top COVID-19 vaccination leaders By Sara Mohammadi After being one of the world’s most hard-hit
 AntySaurus Prick 21#06AntySaurus Prick 21#06 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Ethnic Engineering: Denmark's Ghetto PolicyEthnic Engineering: Denmark's Ghetto Policy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The very word is chilling, but has become normalised political currency in Denmark.  Since 2010, the Danish government has resorted to
 Poem for when an angel appeared briefly in the low lightPoem for when an angel appeared briefly in the low light by Osy Mizpah Unuevho
perhaps, it was an angel appearing briefly in the low light to bear witness to this rippling of fields in the hip. by this, i learn something about power— about the earth &
 On love and post-partum depressionOn love and post-partum depression by Joseph Gatt
Oxytocin is the love hormone. It is the hormone our body secretes when we fall deeply in love. And it is also the hormone our body secretes when we give birth to a child. The hormone works like a steroid. It makes the body
 Ephemera 21#01Ephemera 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The loverThe lover by Abigail George
 Open-air exhibitionOpen-air exhibition by Amir Khatib
I did not get a chance to display my paintings, I did not find a suitable place for them, and I was unable to agree with a financier for the exhibition, but through an angel, a broker, I met him in a bar, and he was drunk, I
 A review of Kyoung H. Park's TalaA review of Kyoung H. Park's Tala by Joseph Gatt
Samuel Beckett in “Waiting for Godot” features a dialogue between two homeless men, Didi and Gogo waiting for someone whose name is “Godot” but “Godot” never shows up. The absurdity of Beckett\'s play touches
 Tang & Ram 21#05Tang & Ram 21#05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Cyprus: Toward a Non-territorial Con-federation?Cyprus: Toward a Non-territorial Con-federation? by Rene Wadlow
Three days, 27-29 April 2021, of \"informal\" talks on the future of Cyprus were held in Geneva under the leadership of U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. There have been no formal negotiations on the issue since 2017.
 Legal systems around the worldLegal systems around the world by Joseph Gatt
Traditionally they say you have “Romano-Germanic law” and “Common law” and “Socialist law” and “Religious law”. Romano-Germanic law being a textual kind of law where j
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for May 2021Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for May 2021 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - This is a good time for an awakening. This is your wake up call. Stop overindulging, and focus on what’s really important to you.Us
 Ghostin' 21#05Ghostin' 21#05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Overcoat BusinessThe Overcoat Business by Jan Sand
There is an old story about two guys living on the edge of poverty. Whenever one was in deep financial problems he sold his overcoat to the other, thus tiding himself over a very bad spot. There was only one overcoat and it went through time be
 SpringSpring by David Sparenberg
Storm sea of greenGreen of spring grassGrass over land
 The pseudo-science of whistleblowersThe pseudo-science of whistleblowers by Joseph Gatt
Some theories have it that whistleblowers are “desperate”. Other theories have it that whistleblowers are “mentally unstable.” That\'s not correct. I\'ve studied and inve
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#01Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Conversation - public life, semi-private life, private lifeConversation - public life, semi-private life, private life by Joseph Gatt
They say that to have an easy life you need a private life that you would be comfortable sharing and exposing with the public. But that\'s far from the case with most people. I would say one of the things that make a lot of
 Mediterranean - Theatre for future EuropeMediterranean - Theatre for future Europe by Ovi Magazine Guest
  French Senator Allizard attending the Vienna Process:Mediterranean – Theatre for future Europe By Dayana da Silva
 Screws & Chips 21#01Screws & Chips 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Virtual Bunny Hugging: Boasting About Climate Change GoalsVirtual Bunny Hugging: Boasting About Climate Change Goals by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
He seemed frustrated.  While Scott Morrison’s international colleagues at the Leaders Summit on Climate
 Linguistics and educationLinguistics and education by Joseph Gatt
Famous linguists like Noam Chomsky or Steven Pinker have made it their life ambition to claim that language is genetically encoded in the brain, and that language is learned naturally. What is implied is that you don\'t nee
 Universities have turned into landlordsUniversities have turned into landlords by Ovi Magazine Guest
“Universities have turned into landlords”: UK students plan biggest rent strike in 40 years By Sara Mohammadi Stud
 Sceptic feathers 20#05Sceptic feathers 20#05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Sunflowers Sunflowers by Nikos Laios
The sunflowers bloom Yellow and bright Over Dutch And Belgian Fields fed by   The blood and bones
 Mixed Sight: New Zealand, the Five Eyes and ChinaMixed Sight: New Zealand, the Five Eyes and China by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Five Eyes arrangement between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has always resembled a segregated, clandestine club.  Focused on the
 Worming 21_05Worming 21_05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 DadDad by George Cassidy Payne
He ate plain oatmeal every morningin the same leather chair that mom got him for Father\'s Dayin 88. One breakfast after finishing an orange
 Nurse Educators Combat COVID-19 Vaccine MythsNurse Educators Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Myths by Ovi Magazine Guest
Distribution and administration of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 virus continues to expand, but myths and disinformation about the vaccine and its safety and benefits persist.According to a recent article in the journal He
 Fika bonding! 21#02Fika bonding! 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Every Day is an EARTH DAYEvery Day is an EARTH DAY by David Sparenberg
Every Day is an EARTH DAY:Suggestions for Living in an Ecozoic Future* Here are two lists of changes that can and should be made,
 I will not fade awayI will not fade away by Amir Khatib
I will not fade away, as they say,Rather, I will be absent for a long time,I do not return to homeland like a refugee dreams,It emerged in another place,And a s
 Devil Hurt by Boehner's Comments... Demands ApologyDevil Hurt by Boehner's Comments... Demands Apology by Artie Knapp
Former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has been out promoting his new book, On the House: A Washington Memoir. While visiting with the ladies of the ABC talk show The View, Boehner stated
 Always Something 21#02Always Something 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Sanders Corona tax would generate 422 billion for public health careSanders Corona tax would generate 422 billion for public health care by Ovi Magazine Guest
Sanders Corona tax would generate 422 billion for public health care By Mariella Edinger In the US the COVID pandemic results
 MagicMagic by Jan Sand
As a kid tales of magic fascinated me. The lamp that produced the genie that produced whatever anyone could request arrived conceptually well before Google that produces almost any information anyone could possibly request in quantity to drown
 DiversionsDiversions by Saloni Kaul
Create something neat ! Why destroy that , precious or otherwise ! Live and let live in fame , glory or  total oblivion. Do use th
 EARTH DAY PRAYEREARTH DAY PRAYER by David Sparenberg
To deer and dolphinforgive me. I have missed the markand often, even ifunintentionally, acted against you.
 Gaia, mother of all Gaia, mother of all by Thanos Kalamidas
In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Eartand one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the beginning, without Gaia nothing
 A Day of Mother Earth: Living in Harmony with NatureA Day of Mother Earth: Living in Harmony with Nature by Rene Wadlow
 Greed and the European Super LeagueGreed and the European Super League by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Suffocating the grassroots.  Mocking the working class origins of the game.  World football, and primarily European club foo
 Balearic government turns empty apartments into social housingBalearic government turns empty apartments into social housing by Ovi Magazine Guest
Balearic government turns empty apartments into social housingBy Sara Mohammadi Affordable housing is scarce, while at the sam
 AntySaurus Prick 21#05AntySaurus Prick 21#05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Day of Mother Earth by Rene Wadlow
 FreeFree by Nikos Laios
The ferry chugged across The harbour at night leaving Behind a foaming trail,As coloured blobs of light Wobbled on the water from
 No Europe without its NeighborhoodNo Europe without its Neighborhood by Ovi Magazine Guest
President of Malta at the Vienna Process:No Europe without its Neighborhood By Eugene Matos de Lara On the
 Tang & Ram 21#04Tang & Ram 21#04 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Thailand's Covid Setback - Plans to reopen the economy have stalled once againThailand's Covid Setback - Plans to reopen the economy have stalled once again by Murray Hunter
Thailand’s reputation for an effective handling the Covid-19 pandemic is under challenge with a third outbreak on the eve of the April 10-16 Songkran, the country’s new year and its biggest holiday. There were hi
 TimeTime by George Cassidy Payne
Is the hourglass of bacterial death. The flow of sand between the past and the future. Time is whatthe clocks me
 Dupenews: Prince Charles plans quality time with son Harry in a graveyardDupenews: Prince Charles plans quality time with son Harry in a graveyard by Theodore K. Nasos
Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk! Prince Charles has plans to take Prince Harry for a walk around the graveyard
 Ghostin' 21#04Ghostin' 21#04 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Finding The Promise Of Love In A COVID-19 WorldFinding The Promise Of Love In A COVID-19 World by Abigail George
Everything I write to you is in code. And when you fall I am reaching for the light that guides you in this universe. I am allowing for the pain of our separation to transform me.
 InventionsInventions by Joseph Gatt
Invention 1: the phone ring systemHow many times did you leave your house or your office and forget to take your phone with you. So you have to drive back home or to the office to pick up your phone.
 Sceptic feathers 20#04Sceptic feathers 20#04 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 A BACK to the FUTURE DIALECTICA BACK to the FUTURE DIALECTIC by David Sparenberg
I wish to write a little on a couple of terms, one of which, Ground or Grounding Dimension, I learned from an essay by Larry Dossey, and the other, Floating World, came to me as a designation for America but which I now unde
 Re-visiting and Re-thinking the Euro-MEDRe-visiting and Re-thinking the Euro-MED by Ovi Magazine Guest
Vienna Process: Re-visiting and Re-thinking the Euro-MED By Nora Wolf   On the historic date of March 08th – In
 Plastic Bags and GunsPlastic Bags and Guns by Jan Sand
Back in my kidtime before I was ten years old the A&P on Sixty-Ninth Street in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn was the source of our groceries. There were some boxed goods and loose dry goods like red kidney beans and rice and coffee beans in burlap
 World Cup Finals At MCG!World Cup Finals At MCG! by Saloni Kaul
For semis’ winners in store at finals was a reversal!With eagle-eye from vantage point on highWe cheered watching two mighty stalwarts tussleThrough staunchest ‘si
 Little-Known Back Story to Japanese WhalingLittle-Known Back Story to Japanese Whaling by Warren Reed
Australians have long delighted in the increasing annual whale migration from the Southern Ocean up along the country’s eastern seaboard, a spectacle that can be readily viewed from the shoreline or up close from runabouts and other small
 Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages the Natanz Nuclear FacilityBeautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages the Natanz Nuclear Facility by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day.  The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant.
 Worming 21_04Worming 21_04 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Thai students back on the streetsThai students back on the streets by Murray Hunter
Since the banning of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit from politics, and the dissolution of his Future Forward Party in February 2020, which had widespread youth support, students lost a political platform that was publicly air
 ExileExile by Nikos Laios
I remember our last dance Before I left for foreign shores,The way you brushed my cheek With your hand and how I Held you gently in my arms.
 Fika bonding! 21#01Fika bonding! 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 U. Thant (1909-1974) Member of the Human RaceU. Thant (1909-1974) Member of the Human Race by Rene Wadlow
I am always conscious of the fact that I am a member of the human race. This consciousness prompts me to work for the great human synthesis which is the implicit goal of the World Organization I had
 The multi-energy storage systemThe multi-energy storage system by Joseph Gatt
In today\'s world, the problem with renewable energy such as solar and wind energy is that the energy can not be “trapped”. That is, if there are clouds that cover the sun, you have no more power. If there is no wind, you have no mo
 Always Something 21#01Always Something 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Fatuous Defence: Australia's Guided Missile PlansFatuous Defence: Australia's Guided Missile Plans by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Even in times of pandemic crises, some things never change.  While Australia gurgles and bumbles slowly with its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there are other priorities at st
 Defeating terrorism: lessons from past mistakesDefeating terrorism: lessons from past mistakes by Joseph Gatt
In the past, pundits and others focused on the relationship between Islam and terrorism. That is, a lot of research focused on what verses of the Quran and what Islamic traditions led terrorists to become terrorists. While
 Establishing a human colony on planet MarsEstablishing a human colony on planet Mars by Joseph Gatt
Earth is mostly oxygen and hydrogen when Mars is mostly Carbon Dioxide. So, if you were to settle on Mars, that would be the equivalent of trying to breathe in a smoke-filled room. Not the cigarette-smoke filled room, but a room where it\'s all
 Brexit and future of cross-Atlantic relations: Decoupling or recalibrationsBrexit and future of cross-Atlantic relations: Decoupling or recalibrations by Ovi Magazine Guest
Brexit and future of cross-Atlantic relations: Decoupling or recalibrations By Sinisa Ljepojevic On the historic date of March 08t
 AntySaurus Prick 21#04AntySaurus Prick 21#04 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Nicolai Nicolai by David Sparenberg
Nicolaian event & process in identity evolution I am Nicolai. Here is my story. As much as I am prepared to tell. In Russian my na
 Tang & Ram 21#03Tang & Ram 21#03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Burma's Military in a Political HoleBurma's Military in a Political Hole by Rene Wadlow
\"An error is not a mistake unless you refuse to correct it\"John F. Kennedy On Wednesday 31 March 2021, the United Nations Security Council me
 LorieLorie by Michael Lee Johnson
Lorie, you want to see me clearlythrough this joy of my naked bodyavoiding the sweat of my emotions,just breathing on my neckrubbing this baseline of my groin-will not fin
 Vienna Process for the Greening of EurasiaVienna Process for the Greening of Eurasia by Ovi Magazine Guest
Vienna Process for the Greening of Eurasia By Chloé Bernadaux On the historic date of March 08th – International Wome
 Ghostin' 21#03Ghostin' 21#03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 ValueValue by Jan Sand
 Usage Little By Little Usage Little By Little by Saloni Kaul
Those were the tales you liked best as book by bookInvented by your mother SALONI KAULRose right before your eyes, your fancy tookIn measures both magnificent and tall.
 Continuity in Times of Crises: UNIDO partnering the Vienna ProcessContinuity in Times of Crises: UNIDO partnering the Vienna Process by Ovi Magazine Guest
Continuity in Times of Crises: UNIDO partnering the Vienna ProcessBy Uulkan Burkanova On the historic date of March 08th – I
 Arnold Toynbee: Tribalism with a Difference by Rene Wadlow
 The Future of Australian Universities: Bogans of the PacificThe Future of Australian Universities: Bogans of the Pacific by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When Nobel Laureates open their mouths in despair and anger, their observations tend to be worth noting.  Immunologist Professor Peter Doherty was willingly doing so last
 Mobius StripMobius Strip by George Cassidy Payne
To forgive is to release. To let go. To be held.To arrive at where we want to end,we grasp for it. Without knowing how to hold our own hand,we cling to it. Where we came from,
 The conman Greeks voted for saviour The conman Greeks voted for saviour by Thanos Kalamidas
A man better known as the manager of a porno-star, after mysteriously funded creates a media mini-empire, he manages to cheat huge amounts of money from
 Malaysia's GLCs: Development Tools or Corruption Vehicles? Mahathir the architectMalaysia's GLCs: Development Tools or Corruption Vehicles? Mahathir the architect by Murray Hunter
For decades, Malaysia’s government-linked companies have functioned as a major instrument of government policy as well as a gift that goes on giving endlessly, providing slush funds for political parties, boodle for co
 Invisible ManInvisible Man by Nikos Laios
I am invisible,I am one of the Countless men Who live in Anonymous cities
 The Rule of Law in times of crisis in Europe - Needed more than everThe Rule of Law in times of crisis in Europe - Needed more than ever by Ovi Magazine Guest
The Rule of Law in times of crisis in Europe - Needed more than ever By Ivana Lima On the historic date of March 08th – Inte
 Sceptic feathers 20#03Sceptic feathers 20#03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Dupenews:  Family values? Grab them by the Gaetz Dupenews: Family values? Grab them by the Gaetz by Theodore K. Nasos
Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
 Worming 21_03Worming 21_03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Mother of Us All by Karla GottliebThe Mother of Us All by Karla Gottlieb by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
A book is only the start of a long, certain journey. Any author would like to be reviewed by an unmotivated, impersonal reader; it is with this frame in mind that I review The Mother of Us All by Karla Gottlieb.
 Pear country during EasterPear country during Easter by Abigail George
(for Julian)You’re just a boy and I’m just an invisible girl. You’retenderness, light, angelic.You’re a still life portrait.
 Sharing some Reflections on Easter or the Resurrection of Jesus the ChristSharing some Reflections on Easter or the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Cancelling Art, Dark Mofo and the Offended ClassesCancelling Art, Dark Mofo and the Offended Classes by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Last week, Australians found themselves delighting in another fit of cancel culture, this time in the art world.  Tasmania’s Dar
 Of the North Stream 2 and Trans-Atlantic Esteem, tooOf the North Stream 2 and Trans-Atlantic Esteem, too by Ovi Magazine Guest
Of the North Stream 2 and Trans-Atlantic Esteem, too By Matthias E Leitner On the historic date of March 08th – Internationa
 Track Two Diplomacy and Beauty as a BridgeTrack Two Diplomacy and Beauty as a Bridge by Rene Wadlow
Only the bridge of Beauty will be strong enough for crossing from the bank of darkness to the side of light. Nicolas Roerich (1874 - 1947)
 Easily Reigning Easily Reigning by Saloni Kaul
Thick with invisible wild life’s strength forests teeming,Pulsates immensity’s lush wilderness striate,Like those who etched their wild’s beauty in the Dreaming
 No EU Green Deal without balanced approach to Energy and TransportNo EU Green Deal without balanced approach to Energy and Transport by Ovi Magazine Guest
No EU Green Deal without balanced approach to Energy and Transport by Audrey Beaulieu On the historic date of March 08th – Inter
 Better off? Better off? by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
Less than a decade ago many economic players pronounced the triumph of global marketing. Governments encouraged market-based decision rules of economic games. Those who invoked benefits of government planning and state monop
 SleepSleep by Jan Sand
The sharp cold corners of the dayDeny the soft foundries where the IUndoes all regulation. Not locationNor chopping minutes’ disciplinesCan marsha
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for April 2021Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for April 2021 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You could feel the need to show off a little. You might be a little over eager and putting in more effort than need be. Don\'t rush to be something you aren\'t. People do really
 2nd opinion, quarantined! 21#102nd opinion, quarantined! 21#10 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
 Increasing Nukes and Trimming the Military: Global Britain's Skewed VisionIncreasing Nukes and Trimming the Military: Global Britain's Skewed Vision by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons had every reason to clink glasses with the coming into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January. 
 Blue Neon SignBlue Neon Sign by Nikos Laios
Why do fat white people Use chopsticks instead Of forks when eating take wayChinese food in their dining rooms?
 View from Latvia: Is the EU Failing us?View from Latvia: Is the EU Failing us? by Ovi Magazine Guest
View from Latvia: Is the EU Failing us? By Eugene Matos de Lara On the historic date of March 08th – International Wom
 Sceptic feathers 20#02Sceptic feathers 20#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Nok FigurineNok Figurine by Shola Balogun
Nok FigurineThe ocean in your eyes,In its depth
 Confused in Afghanistan: The Biden Administration's Latest TrickConfused in Afghanistan: The Biden Administration's Latest Trick by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Biden administration continues to engage in that favourite activity White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki can only describe as “circling back”.  And much c
 Southern Thailand's Phantom Insurgency - From 'hit and run' to 'hit and hide'Southern Thailand's Phantom Insurgency - From 'hit and run' to 'hit and hide' by Murray Hunter
Life in Thailand’s southernmost border provinces, Narathiwat, Yala, and Patani has taken on a sense of normality over the last 12 months that belies a media-preoccupied insurgency that has largely disappeared.
 Big egos, small egos, alpha males, alpha femalesBig egos, small egos, alpha males, alpha females by Joseph Gatt
Before I delve into commentary, here\'s a fun questionnaire. The “big ego” questionnaire: -Do you feel like you made great accomplishments in life? -Do you feel the constant need to talk
 The US, UK and the EU - Triangle of variable geometryThe US, UK and the EU - Triangle of variable geometry by Ovi Magazine Guest
The US, UK and the EU – Triangle of variable geometry by Prof. J.Scott Younger On the historic date of March 08th
 MemesMemes by Jan Sand
Way back when our prime common forbear lounged in a tide pool of tepid water, this blob of snot became upset by the windy to and fro that whacked it repeatedly and decided to hang onto a good sized pebble to fend off whatever dizziness it was c
 The origins of life on EarthThe origins of life on Earth by Joseph Gatt
Some biologists like to claim that there was an “Eve mitochondria” or an “Eve cell” that is a “mother of all cells” or the “first cell to have existed.” I tend to disa
 AntySaurus Prick 21#03AntySaurus Prick 21#03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Dawn of the DINO The Dawn of the DINO by Bohdan Yuri
Yes, believe it!  On the cusp of control, the Democrats have managed to develop a new variant of the political virus: “The DINO” --- Democrats In Name Only
 Coming to the Playing Field: Biden Puts Australia FirstComing to the Playing Field: Biden Puts Australia First by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It has gotten tongues wagging in the diplomatic corps of Beijing, Washington and distant Canberra.  The opening session of the two-day summit between China and the United
 Summer '21 and Greek tourism Summer '21 and Greek tourism by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Bangladesh: A Short History of Its BirthBangladesh: A Short History of Its Birth by The Ovi Team
It all started more or less a year ago after reading an article Dr. Habib Siddiqui had written about contemporary Bangladesh and while my motivation should have been interest, the truth is that it was embarrassment.
 Democracy's Independence under threat in Greece Democracy's Independence under threat in Greece by Thanos Kalamidas
For Greece the 25th of March 2021 marks 200 years of independence; 200 years since the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire that led to the rebirth of a nation after 400 years occupation. It also marks over a year occ
 We Dreamed Ourselves AwakeWe Dreamed Ourselves Awake by David Sparenberg
One day we all woke up.Every one of us really woke up. We dreamed ourselves awake.Nothing moreneeded to be giveneverything alreadywas given between us.
 Notes on "critical race theory"Notes on "critical race theory" by Joseph Gatt
I\'ll start with the conclusion. You don\'t solve ethnic or racial problems by criticizing the system. You solve ethnic and racial problems by winning at the system. That is, over the last 30 years, a lot of academia has be
 Reinvigorating the Spirit of Helsinki for MediterraneanReinvigorating the Spirit of Helsinki for Mediterranean by Ovi Magazine Guest
Vienna Process: Reinvigorating the Spirit of Helsinki for Mediterranean By Emiliano Alessandri On the historic date of March 0
 What COVID-19 can teach us about the environmentWhat COVID-19 can teach us about the environment by Joseph Gatt
I\'ve worked with environmentalists and “green fanatics” as I like to affectionately call them. I love their simplistic logic according to which pollution and carbon emissions and desertification are all caused by greed. And that if
 Biden and the Pot Heads: The Return of the Drug MoralistsBiden and the Pot Heads: The Return of the Drug Moralists by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Promises are very much made to be broken, and the Biden administration is proving to be no exception.  In a moral fit, the Biden White House has gone through the ranks of
 Bullfrog MotelBullfrog Motel by Nikos Laios
I had returned back To the family farm And I lay on the grass Looking up at the falling starsReminiscing my boyhood years;
 Ghostin' 21#01 02Ghostin' 21#01 02 by Thanos Kalamidas
For m
 The crisis of task-based and knowledge-based economiesThe crisis of task-based and knowledge-based economies by Joseph Gatt
A lot of factors cause recessions and economic crises. The usual factors tend to be a mixture of natural disasters and human mismanagement. As I discussed in the previous article, there are roughly two types of economies: k
 EvolutionEvolution by Jan Sand
There was a time, even in the early days of my short life, that humans were considered the apex attainment out of that lazy green slime that luxuriated in the rocking of the gentle waves at the edges of the primordial oceans that covered a good
 National and cultural factors around building a life projectNational and cultural factors around building a life project by Joseph Gatt
So you are young or very young and want to build a life project. But you don\'t know where to start. You need to know that there are two types of economies around the world. Some countries are what I call “knowledge-b
 Worming 21_02Worming 21_02 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 A Climate Change Vandal goes to Paris: Mathias Cormann and the OECDA Climate Change Vandal goes to Paris: Mathias Cormann and the OECD by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The hallmark of any institution is the ability to withstand ironic dysfunction.  The United States under the stewardship of that unintentional comic George W. Bush made Jo
 Goals vs. ProjectsGoals vs. Projects by Joseph Gatt
Stephen R. Covey uses a phrase in his great book “the 7 habits of highly effective people” that you need to “begin with the end in mind.” While
 The PierThe Pier by Nikos Laios
They dangled Their legs overThe pier unawareOf the billowing Grey skies,orThe cold wind Scudding
 Chinese and Korean students in the WestChinese and Korean students in the West by Joseph Gatt
I\'ll attempt to give a somewhat comprehensive anthropological survey of Chinese and Korean students in Western countries like the UK, the USA, Canada or France, and of course Australia and New Zealand. That\'s where you\'ll find the majority o
 Tang & Ram 21#01 #2Tang & Ram 21#01 #2 by Thanos Kalamidas
 Goal setting, health and happinessGoal setting, health and happiness by Joseph Gatt
The general idea is you want to have a big project for life and several side-projects for life. The project takes shape, evolves, encounters new realities as you enter the future. How does this work? In real lif
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk! Former President Trump in an interview late Tuesday said that he is hopeful that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, runs
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Forget the global university rankings of any list.  The global university promotion exercise is filled with snake oil and perfumed refuse, an effort to corrupt the unknowi
 Fairy Penguins All Enchant Fairy Penguins All Enchant by Saloni Kaul
Men, women, children caged in, toeing strict the lineAs setting sun’s emissaries the waters wade;That typical streaming beacon’s the daily signFor start of Summerl
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Having just finished reading Thomas Sowell\'s “intellectuals and society”, the author wonderfully points out how intellectuals can be misled, and can be misleading, including by believing false theories, or myths that are constantly
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On 13 March 2011 in Derra, in the south of Syria, 15 teenage boys were arrested by Syrian security police for having written hostile graffiti against President Bashar Al-Assad on a school wall. The arrests led to non-violent
 Colours Colours by Nikos Laios
We live in colours,Under a blue skyAnd a yellow sunWarm and bright That gives life To the world.
 Building a nation of readersBuilding a nation of readers by Joseph Gatt
Over the last decade or so, people in wealthy and not-so-wealthy nations have asked me “how do you encourage people to read?”So I just had my Eureka moment. The reading cycle goes like this:
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For more AntySaurus Prick HERE!
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March 15 marks the international day against police brutality, repression and criminalization and police forces all around the world have decided to celebrate it by brutally attacking peaceful demonstrators, repressing funda
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The true colors of life are black and white, and not the sparkling candles of impression that reside in the delights of double rainbows.  These carefree hues are kodacrome impo
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Classical economics has it that “skills mismatch in the job market” and “lack of skilled labor” and “brain drain” are the main causes for high unemployment in the third world. But, I had
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Isabella Rodriguez arrived late to work this morning. She stayed up all night to care for her baby daughter who was burning with fever. Still exhausted by the lack of sleep, she waited until her sister dropped by to mind her
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This is the sort of stuff barnacles clinging on the antiquated raft known as British Royalty were waiting for.  One of the royal couples makes a dash for it, shirking and
 A new framework for human personalityA new framework for human personality by Joseph Gatt
Since I like to come up with theories and frameworks about everything, might as well come up with a new theory for personality.
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There\'s what I like to call the “military barracks brain.” Then there\'s the “how can I make my people great” brain. Then there\'s the “free brain.” All three types of brains have their
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Ο ανέμελος εχθρός της δημοκρατίας
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Despite appearances, the most authoritarian, xenophobic and corrupted regime in Europe is not the Hungarian or the Polish but Kyriakos ‘Koulis
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The great Antonio Damasio, whose book “self comes to mind” I\'m about to finish, has it that the brain “organizes and maps information.” To me, that\'s an optimistic outlook on the brain. Indeed, the
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Trinity for Scrutiny: Council of Europe, Human Rights instruments and CitizensBy Nora Wolf Building on the tasteful piece writ
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Happiness can be hard to define. I could define happiness as “the absence of threats” and “enjoying a good social reputation.” These are of course abstract notions, but the absence of threats usually means enjoying physi
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Wash the soot from my soul,I\'ve burned too manyalong the road.there isn\'t a war conspiredthat will douse the firesof man\'s most hateful desires.
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
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By now, anybody speaking about vaccine equality and equity of access must surely be coming across as slightly deranged.  In the field of COVID-19, traditional proprietorial instincts remain.  Add to this the disparity in terms of manu
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I\'ve discussed depression in the past, and the cures for depression. I\'ve hinted more than once that I was not all for depression medication (sorry, big pharma) unless perhaps depression turns into psychosis, but you want to consult with a go
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On 4 March 2021, at the United Nations, Mark Lowcock, the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, warned that a campaign of destruction is taking place in Ethiopia\'s Tigray Provence, saying that nearly five m
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\"Lay me down\"The child Cries in the streetDies in the street.
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The European Union has been keeping up appearances in encouraging the equitable distribution of vaccines to combat SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19.  Numerous statements speak to the need to back the COVAX scheme, to ensure equity and
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For more Worming, HERE!
 Women's DayWomen's Day by Katerina Charisi
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The failure of the European governments to defend their citizens from CoViD-19 and its economic side-effects as a Union while badgering with pharmaceutical companies and cosying up with the far-right, shows how deep the prob
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Then, the entity got off the armchair and walked towards Doug. The two men were now standing close to each other, with Doug positioned in front of the window, and Fin leaning against the wall beside it, facing his companion
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 MOTHER and CHILDMOTHER and CHILD by David Sparenberg
Of all visions accessible on this living Earth, no natural sight is more beautiful that a mother and child. If the mother and child are human (no matter of what race), they are beautiful.
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Caspian: Status, Challenges, ProspectsAn Analysis into the Legal Classification, Security and Environmental Concerns, Geopolitics and Energy Flow Impact of the Caspi
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The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country’s seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan.  None are particularl
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk! Former President Trump on Thursday lashed out at the internet and especially against Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and I
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One of the fundamentals of capitalism is that workers must be dominated by business by seeing to it that the fundamental source of availability of the basic necessities and even luxuries  comes through money and busines
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Her face aged and Weathered with time,Shone with wisdom;She has seen it all,The rise and fall.
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Kyriakos ‘Koulis’ Mitsotakis, became Prime minister of Greece after democratic and free elections on July 8th, 2019. Since then democracy and freedom are suffering and Greece has turn into a police state under th
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    (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).     (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).    (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).
 Delusions of Self-Defense: Biden Bombs SyriaDelusions of Self-Defense: Biden Bombs Syria by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Every power worth its portion of salt in the Levant these days seems to be doing it.  On February 25, President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Syria.
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The American Republican Party is known to be a Party full of Conservatives. However, they have now BeCome Pre-servatives of Old Power, Ancient Hatreds and Fears drug and wrangled into the Present in order to hold back the Enlightening Future of
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World Cup Cricket took all Melbourne by storm,You were at MCG to add your miteTo seventy thousand fans that to see teams’ formThronged stee
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Council of Europe fights for your Right to Know, tooBy Eugene Matos de Lara & Audrey Beaulieu “
 Berserk Alert! Berserk Alert! by Tony Zuvela
  For more Berserk Alert! H
 Culpability and Recalibration: MBS and the Killing of Jamal KhashoggiCulpability and Recalibration: MBS and the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was a brutal way to go, and it had the paw prints of the highest authorities.  On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian insider turned outsider, was murde
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Aries ( 21 March–19 April )- This is a perfect month to promote and position yourself for advancement. Move forward with your eyes wide open. You won\'t want to miss a beat. Focus on bettering yourself and what you have to offer.
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On bridges are stated the limits in tonsof the loads they can bear.But I’ve never yet found one that can bear morethan we do. Although we are not made of roman freestone
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“I will repeat that when humans die Doug, both their material bodies and their spirit are being recycled, they return to their source. Your flesh is being reabsorbed by the Earth which made it, while your soul, if it i
 Perpetual LibrariesPerpetual Libraries by Jan Sand
One of the major tragedies frequently bewailed by historians is the destruction of the library at Alexandria which contained many ancient scrolls and much valuable information ranging from works by ancient Greek phi
 Walk & talk 21#07Walk & talk 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
 Poverty, Malaysia's Hidden Crisis - An issue to top the political agenda Poverty, Malaysia's Hidden Crisis - An issue to top the political agenda by Murray Hunter
Successive Malaysian administrations have hidden the real incidence of poverty in the country for decades. The government narrative asserts that it has reduced poverty from 50 percent in 1970 to almost eliminating it –
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I love to hear the voices of childrenthe sweet, melodious voices of children.
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
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Rudolf Steiner: 25 February 1861- 30 March 1925 Man is not a being who stands still; he is a being in the process of becomin
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The day moves With poetry as
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The Australian Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, was unconvincing in his efforts to summon up courage.  The Australian government had been left reeling in the wake of Facebook
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We that gripped hard at what felt like land’s endWondered at you who only saw what wonderland vast meantIn icy sheets all stretching to south pole’s iceland     
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The Tromsø Convention may revers Europe’s democracy deficit:A unique opportunity for European governments to reaffirm and strengthen their commitment to transpa
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For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE! For more
 Morons, Vaccines and Tennis: Booing at the Australian OpenMorons, Vaccines and Tennis: Booing at the Australian Open by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was a fittingly poor conclusion to a tournament that risked being cancelled, run to ground, or even rendered stillborn.  The tennis world number one, Novak Djokovic, ha
 13 Reasons Why you should feel guilty13 Reasons Why you should feel guilty by Katerina Charisi
 When the Intent of One Thing BeComes Quite AnotherWhen the Intent of One Thing BeComes Quite Another by Leah Sellers
Texas, for the most part has had it rough. First the Corona Pandemic carelessly and irresponsibly dispersed from Asiatic shores. Secondly the Big, Bad Ice a Snow Set-ins keeping Texans for days on end Locked-in with defectiv
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Who knew what?  In many cases of sexual assault in politics, events take place behind bolted doors, the perpetrator and victim bound by ties of power, seediness and suppre
 Sharing information for economic developmentSharing information for economic development by Joseph Gatt
It\'s a big mistake to think that just because people in developing countries have access to information online, that they have access to information on economic development. I\'ve taken a look at the African and Asian and
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 5: Jenny. Part 1Fin Elegy - Chapter 5: Jenny. Part 1 by Christos Mouzeviris
Suddenly the room turned dark, as the shadow from the corner where Fin originated, spread slowly like tar, covering every wall. The doors leading to the exit and the bathroom disappeared behind the coal slime, as it crept pr
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The old paradigm, or the paradigm some scholars like to take into account, is one where there are multiple, distinct intelligences. Gardner\'s theory of multiple intelligence has it that human beings have 8 distinct intelli
 Teenage pregnancyTeenage pregnancy by Katerina Charisi
 ThinkingThinking by Jan Sand
Let’s say a guy gives you three boxes. In one box, there are about a thousand small balls - some are about a millimeter larger than one centimeter in diameter and some are about a millimeter or two smaller in dia
 Uses of productsUses of products by Joseph Gatt
If, from a consumer\'s perspective, you purchase a product. You can use the product (eat it, play with it, wear it, get information from it etc.). Or you can just own the product and leave it on display somewhere. Or you can store the product,
 The LoversThe Lovers by Nikos Laios
The mountainsGazed at the Sea and sighed,Whispering toThe wavesThrough A whistling
 The boss's guide to solving his/her subordinate's problemThe boss's guide to solving his/her subordinate's problem by Joseph Gatt
This is a question I get a lot. I\'m a boss and I want to fix my subordinate\'s problem. Or I\'m a parent and I want to fix my children\'s problems. Or I have siblings or friends and I want to take care of their problems. S
 Power and Corruption within Malaysia's Leadership & How they get away with itPower and Corruption within Malaysia's Leadership & How they get away with it by Murray Hunter
Former Attorney General Tommy Thomas in his recent book, “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness,” suggested that big-time corruption in the Malaysian polity sprang up during the Tun Abdul Razak era – 1970-197
 Today's revolutionsToday's revolutions by Joseph Gatt
Revolution means overthrowing the government, or at least challenging the government. But you can\'t just overthrow the government. Most revolutions are the fruit of the masses challenging the government in the name of an ideology.
 The importance of agricultureThe importance of agriculture by Joseph Gatt
COVID-19 has dealt a huge blow to agriculture. Because, unfortunately, agriculture is not just fruits and vegetables. Agriculture is also the source of all kinds of oils and additives and is used in some many chemic
 Lobbying for Gain: Nick Warner and Australia's Revolving DoorLobbying for Gain: Nick Warner and Australia's Revolving Door by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Governments have an almost crippling trouble appreciating conflicts of interest.  Since tentacle-heavy lobby groups decided to move into the world’s capitals to make
 New Start for Stability in LibyaNew Start for Stability in Libya by Rene Wadlow
The 74 members of the Libya Political Dialogue Forum meeting in Geneva, Switzerland with the mediation of the United Nations, on 5 February 2021, announced the creation of a new executive authority for all of Libya. This int
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The problem with the economy in pre-COVID times is that it wasn\'t all that great. There was a web of interdependence among nations that was doing more harm than good. And there was a lot of waste. Waste, in my opinion, was
 Information Interruptus: Bing, Google and the News Media Bargaining CodeInformation Interruptus: Bing, Google and the News Media Bargaining Code by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It’s looking a touch quixotic, but the News Media Bargaining Code has become Australia’s weapon of choi
 Stop Erosion of Human Rights in EuropeStop Erosion of Human Rights in Europe by Ovi Magazine Guest
Stop Erosion of Human Rights in Europe By Chloé Bernadaux \"2020 has been a disastrous year for human rights in Europe,\"
 Missions to Mars:  Mapping, Probing and Plundering the Red PlanetMissions to Mars: Mapping, Probing and Plundering the Red Planet by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In the first month of 2020, Forbes was all excitement about fresh opportunities for plunder and conquest.  Titled “2020: The Year We Will Conquer Mars”, the co
 Classic 70's Chick (V2)Classic 70's Chick (V2) by Michael Lee Johnson
Classic 70\'s Chick (V2) Classic 70\'s chickscent of these timesgold digger want to be.
 Additional notes on the alchemy of loveAdditional notes on the alchemy of love by Joseph Gatt
What I forgot to say about the alchemy of love in the previous article, in no particular order. When Cupid strikes
 Walk & talk 21#06Walk & talk 21#06 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For mor
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 4: Loving Doug. Part 3Fin Elegy - Chapter 4: Loving Doug. Part 3 by Christos Mouzeviris
After a brief spell of silence between them, Fin ushers Doug back in the conversation, by instigating another one of his theoretical lectures. Just before his new argumentation, his form liquefied from the waist down and sli
 The alchemy of loveThe alchemy of love by Joseph Gatt
You see a man or a woman and you have a “crush.” In scientific language, you get what\'s called an “endorphin rush.” Endorphins are those hormones your brain secretes when you fall in love. V
 Just Suppose...Just Suppose... by Jan Sand
When I was a kid, back in the early 1930’s, there wasn’t a hell of a lot of well conceived good science fiction around. Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs took a stab at it but the only writer that impressed me
 Random notes on fashionRandom notes on fashion by Joseph Gatt
Notes on fashion, in no particular order.-Depending on the country, city, budgets and fashion trends, an individual will purchase around 5 to 50 outfits a year on average, and will own 20 to 100 outfits or more.
 Going Airborne: Coronavirus and Hotel QuarantineGoing Airborne: Coronavirus and Hotel Quarantine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It has happened again.  This time, a diligent worker, having followed all the protocols given to him, had returned a positive result for COVID-19.
 Good and bad economic policyGood and bad economic policy by Joseph Gatt
For me, you need three things in any economic policy. First thing you need is mastery. Second thing you need is incentive. Third thing you need is a solid ne
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 Myanmar: Out of the Fog, Out of the Night, the SLORC Rises AgainMyanmar: Out of the Fog, Out of the Night, the SLORC Rises Again by Rene Wadlow
In the early morning of 1 February, just before the newly-elected Parliament was to hold its first session in the capital Naypyidaw, the military declared a state of emergency and effectively took power. Aung San Suu Kyi, th
 Dantean HellDantean Hell by Nikos Laios
Twinkling Night covered The coast And a coolness Hung in the air,And the street lamps Illuminated the empt
 The story of our ancestorsThe story of our ancestors by Joseph Gatt
The way I imagine things goes like this. Our first ancestors were cells that evolved somewhere in an ocean very near to the shores or coasts. That is, our ancestor cells formed near the shores, in the ocean.
 The EU Sputnik Borrell in Moscow: An aftermath, of DiplomacyThe EU Sputnik Borrell in Moscow: An aftermath, of Diplomacy by Ovi Magazine Guest
The EU Sputnik Borrell in Moscow:An aftermath, of Diplomacy By: Tomislav Jaki After almost unanimous assessment of the
 Can Navalny reform Russia to what Europe wants?Can Navalny reform Russia to what Europe wants? by Christos Mouzeviris
The past few weeks, we have seen more tensions rising and pressure mounting from Europe towards Russia, following the arrest of the West\'s revered \"Putin Critic,\" Alexei Navalny. European governments together with EU offi
 What is time?What is time? by Joseph Gatt
Explaining how time works in the universe is rather complex. But let\'s try to keep it simple. Imagine our planet was created in the year 2000. In the United States, 1 year is 365 days. In China, 1 year is 36500 day
 Let the Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel and the Palestinian TerritoriesLet the Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel and the Palestinian Territories by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
International tribunals tend to be praised, in principle, by those they avoid investigating.  Once interest shifts to those parties, such bodies become the subject of accu
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The 4 February 2021 verdict of guilty against Dominic Ongwen by the International Criminal Court in the Hague highlights what Olara Otunnu, the then Special Representative on children in armed conflict of the U.N. Secretary-
 How voters vote - a simple algorithmHow voters vote - a simple algorithm by Joseph Gatt
Voting is really simple. In any country, there are those who love the strong and love the weak. There are those who love the strong and hate the weak. There are those who hate the strong and love the weak. And there ar
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 Notes on the post-COVID economyNotes on the post-COVID economy by Joseph Gatt
The COVID recession is a cyclical recession with some structural elements. While the recession may be cyclical and caused by a global natural disaster (namely a pandemic), many economies around the world are trying to think about how to re-stru
 Sperm CountSperm Count by Bohdan Yuri
#1. gotta find it      gotta find it       gotta find it...      ...missed it, darn.
 Cowardly History: Australia Day and InvasionCowardly History: Australia Day and Invasion by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It’s the sort of stuff that should have been sorted years ago in Australia: a murderous, frontier society ill disposed to the indigenous populace; the creation of a convict colony that was itself an act of invasi
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Cross-generational and cross-sectoral Recovery for the Union: Towards a New Independent authority?By Nora Wolf The first addre
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 4: Loving Doug. Part 2Fin Elegy - Chapter 4: Loving Doug. Part 2 by Christos Mouzeviris
-Your relationship with Anne was problematic from the beginning. You were both too young and immature to have self-awareness or the ability and courage to totally expose yourselves to the other, as true love requires. You we
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Language evolved in two simultaneous phases: the codes emitted by human beings became more and more complex, and the understanding of those codes became sharper and sharper. There are basically three ways we can use languag
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The Mother of Us All - by Karla Gottlieb A Discussion with Elsa Lycias Joel Over a perfectly simple and effortless chat, Karla
 A LegacyA Legacy by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
She was beautiful, crazy and sick.She was my friend.She is hidden away now,Safe under the lid of the coffinThat will be hers forever.
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The general assumption for a Grand Unified Theory of the laws of physics would be a law that explains all the movements and motion in the universe. That would be, let\'s use simple language, like naming all the chemical ele
 Damage control over the uncontrolled damagedDamage control over the uncontrolled damaged by Thanos Kalamidas
Η διαχείριση της ζημιάς α
 People's protests and government fiascos in Covid struck EuropePeople's protests and government fiascos in Covid struck Europe by Christos Mouzeviris
As the winter season progresses, it is evident that there will be no easy way out of the Covid-19 crisis, or the government imposed lockdowns. Any hope people had with the arrival of the vaccines, are slowly being
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Human bodies evolved, this is a hypothesis, in ways so they can hide in the wilderness. That is, those humans who lived in white, snowy areas tended to develop pale skin and pale hair and pale eyes. Those who evolve
 Walk & talk 21#05Walk & talk 21#05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Einstein's relativity in simple languageEinstein's relativity in simple language by Joseph Gatt
You\'ll notice how when people explain Albert Einstein\'s theory of relativity they use all kinds of complex language. From “speed of light” to “light years” to “space-time conjecture” to other words you\'ll
 Economic Diplomacy in times of PandemicEconomic Diplomacy in times of Pandemic by Ovi Magazine Guest
Economic Diplomacy in times of Pandemic By Eugene Matos de Lara The coronavirus presents Germany\'s most significant challenge
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While Myanmar\'s Aung San Suu Kyi was imprisoned and house arrest for nearly two decades and during that period from her home-cell she became the symbol of democracy not only for Myanmar but for a lot of other repressed nati
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Albert Einstein and his followers believe that everything in the universe is pre-determined and that there is no free will. Many religious beliefs also center on the notion that everything is pre-determined and that there is no freedom of actio
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The Biden administration’s first White House press secretary is keen that things will be done differently under her guidance.  The jaw dropping, sniping sessions bet
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Sometimes I could feel it in the air,A cool breeze blows on a sunny day And my scalp tingles and I feel An interconnectedness With all of humanity.
 The grand unified theory of chat rooms and social mediaThe grand unified theory of chat rooms and social media by Joseph Gatt
If you\'re communicating in public you will inevitably encounter commenters and a few trolls. Or many trolls. But the more important question is why would people comment in the first place?
 Walk & talk 21#04Walk & talk 21#04 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Interfaith Harmony Week: Chou Tan-yi: A Voice for Our TimeInterfaith Harmony Week: Chou Tan-yi: A Voice for Our Time by Rene Wadlow
The United Nations General Assembly on 20 October 2010 proclaimed the first week of February of each year as the \"World Interfaith Harmony Week\" among all religions, faiths and beliefs. The General Assembly resolution reco
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Public health is no excuse to keep business and patriotism at bay.  Not a very humanitarian sentiment, but then again, healing the sick and preserving the healthy can beco
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If someone in my current neighborhood came up to me and said: “I\'m going to open a two-story Starbucks-like café with comfortable furniture, Wi-Fi access, and a range of coffee and snack products on the menu, ranging from cappuccino
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For more \'Then, Again\', HERE! For more
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Sixteen is the birthday of hope and optimism. It marks the end of childhood and the beginning of that awkward part before adulthood. Time for dreams and objectives, for rebelling and rise.
 Happy 16th birthday, OviHappy 16th birthday, Ovi by Asa Butcher
Has it really been a year since I last sat down to pen an editorial in celebration of an Ovi birthday? Wow, where has the time gone? Let’s see…. what has happened in the past 365 days since I last appeared on the
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There are two questions I get asked every now and then: what is Ovi Magazine, and how did you come to write for Ovi Magazine. Ovi Magazine was “born” on December 20, 2004, the work of three expats based in Finla
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OK. AI can defeat the very best at chess of at Chinese checkers. Those are two highly strategic games, where computers are programmed in ways not to attack, but to be very, very defensive. That is, in chess or checkers, com
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 2: Fin's Theory. Part 2Fin Elegy - Chapter 2: Fin's Theory. Part 2 by Christos Mouzeviris
Fin resumes his intellection, while Doug moves closer to him, by positioning himself towards the edge of the bed on the right. He was willing to take all this seriously and allow Fin to get his point across. Besides, he migh
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Governments that issue press releases about the abuse of human rights tend to avoid close gazes at the mirror.  Doing so would be telling.
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Ο κοροναϊός φεύγει, ο ανέμ
 Malaysia's Narcotics NightmareMalaysia's Narcotics Nightmare by Murray Hunter
In 1983, in a country where drug use had become an epidemic, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad rammed through what was regarded as some of the world’s toughest drug toughest programs. Authorities developed an i
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Another guide to prevent our kids and adults from getting hooked on drugs. Scenario 1: Jane Doe\'s parents are divorced. Jane\'s mother lives in Florida and her father lives in Ohio. Jane is 16 and chose to live wit
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As the present world order weakens, the mega confrontations have appeared more likely: On its post-Soviet revival quest, Russia becomes increasingly assertive in Euro-MED theatre and beyond. The Sino-American relations are i
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Frequently asked questions on how to use social media. Q: I just got a job. Should I add my new colleagues on social media? A: It depends what kind of social media user you are. If you\'ve been
 53Weeks53Weeks by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again, HERE! For more Ovi Cartoons,
 Fish Wars and BrexitFish Wars and Brexit by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Warring over fish in the twenty-first century might seem an unlikely proposition.  But the deployment of four Royal Navy ships to deter European fishing vessels from encro
 The planning economy vs. the working economyThe planning economy vs. the working economy by Joseph Gatt
I\'m a member of a great website called “goodreads.com.” It\'s a great website to keep track of your readings, of what you\'ve read, and to retrieve the titles of books that you read that you would otherwise not remember.
 Golden LightGolden Light by Ovi Magazine Guest
Golden LightBy Ian C Smith You stare obliquely,helmet lustrous through decades,pride etched with sadness.
 European Dis-Union of financial interests and back-stabbingEuropean Dis-Union of financial interests and back-stabbing by Christos Mouzeviris
For a year now, we have been waiting for a break-through, a decisive action from the EU in support towards two of its members; Greece and Cyprus. Their territorial integrity has been challenged by the neighboring Turkey, how
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“Never Again.”  These words are used with boring, stage managed frequency by political and company figures who should know better.
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Physicists tend to agree that the universe was born out of a massive explosion that led to the proliferation of chemicals and stars and rocks around the universe. And those chemicals spread around the universe. But then, wh
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The World Medical Association has expressed its profound alarm after amputation sentences on four men were upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. The four prisoners, convicted of robbery, are to have four fingers on their rig
 Sudan: Difficult TransitionsSudan: Difficult Transitions by Rene Wadlow
With the death on 26 November 2020 of Sadeq Al-Mahdi a major figure of modern Sudanese politics leaves the scene at a time of deep transitions within Sudan. Sadeq was the great grandson of Mehammed Ahmed who in the 1880s pro
 Odyssey of Imagination Odyssey of Imagination by Nikos Laios
I followed My thoughts As they floatedOut through the Billowing curtains And the half closed Blue door shu
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A few additional frequently asked questions about dating and relationships. Q: I\'m a woman. How do I recognize a womanizer at a date? A: Simple. But counterintuitive. If a guy you meet at a dat
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For a moment there was silence between the two. Then Doug turned towards Fin, with a child’s eyes that has just realised how bold and naughty it was, seeking forgiveness, love, and acceptance by its parents.
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Before the January 4 ruling of District Judge Vanessa Baraitser in the extradition case of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher will continue to endure the ordeal of cold prison facilities while being menaced by a C
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About a century ago, an experiment was designed to figure out how many degrees of separation there were between human beings around the world. That is, on average, how many people would I need to talk to before reaching any
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Η μακελάρισσα ανεμελιά του Αυριανισ
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For the last twenty years at least, there are a lot of wrong-doings to blame the EU leadership, still you can never blame them for lack of cynic pragmatism or strong self preservation even against a member state of the Union
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Leafing – or in this case scrolling through – the commemorative
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Common misconception: rape and sexual assault takes place in the streets or at the workplace. Happens sometimes, but very rare. Below are the most common scenarios for tragic sexual assault and rape cases. For information a
 Aren't SealedAren't Sealed by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 Think Tankers Against China: The Australian Strategic Policy InstituteThink Tankers Against China: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Security think tanks are the leeches of industry.  Attached to their appropriate field, they compile analysis that is supposedly masterful, insightful and even useful.
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If all the pencils and pens in the world disappeared,
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That\'s what high school career counselors say. Then that\'s what college career counselors say. Then HR staff and CEOs say something completely different. The system is a little bit messy in a lot of countries.
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Australia-China Relationship Chills Policymakers persist in US-centric orientation to their detriment Since the beginning of 2
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In the 19th century and early 20th century, school was about training good soldiers. In the mid-to-late 20th century, school was about training good factory workers. This century, school should
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The sacred tree Stands in the mist And snowAnd has stood Since the   Beginning of Time.
 Trump Exits SomaliaTrump Exits Somalia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
These are things that might have been done earlier.  During the last, flickering days of the Trump administration, activity is being witnessed across countries which have
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At last we managed to see the end of the US Presidential Election 2020 saga,
 My grey shadowMy grey shadow by Bohdan Yuri
Next to me is my grey shadowthe one that falls into a shadeand holds a candle when it rains.its borrowed soul is from my ownbut I never told it what to perform.instead it hide
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Much complaint can be had of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force
 Truth HurtsTruth Hurts by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 A Proposal for Barack ObamaA Proposal for Barack Obama by George Cassidy Payne
With President-elect Biden set to enter the White House next January, a question many people are asking is how best to use President Obama in the next administration? I have a proposal. H
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Clay foot diplomacy is all the rage in Canberra, and the Australian government has become a solid practitioner.  Having stuck its neck out across continents and seas to pr
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If one were to get into the head of Australian government MP Andrew Hastie, a security tangle of woe would no doubt await.  Having been a captain with the Special Air Serv
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Fin Elegy Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 2. As he approached, Doug hastily curled himself in the middle of the bed, being
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There are uncertain times like these where the future is unclear. The truth is, from my perspective, the future is always unclear and uncertain. But many people around the world assume that the future will be as predictable as the past was.
 Brexit's odd timing with vaccines Brexit's odd timing with vaccines by Thanos Kalamidas
Without doubt most conversations about Brexit’s day-after are filled with speculation from both sides, however the feeling is that there is a crit
 Jab Me If You Can: How Political Endorsements Defeat VaccinationsJab Me If You Can: How Political Endorsements Defeat Vaccinations by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Will they ever learn?  When former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton announced that they would publicly take a vaccine against COVID-19, National Public Radio seemed impressed.  “Who better to promote a
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Having spent a lot of time teaching, here are some observations I made, before I introduce a new paradigm and submit it for discussion. -The problem with small class sizes. From a teacher\'s perspective, small class sizes (
 Physicians victims of CoViD-19 should be properly compensated Physicians victims of CoViD-19 should be properly compensated by Ovi Magazine Guest
A call for physicians, who have died or fallen ill from CoViD-19, to be properly compensated has come from the World Medical Association. In advance of tomorrow’s two-day United Nat
 Malaysia's Democratic CharadeMalaysia's Democratic Charade by Murray Hunter
Malaysia’s Democratic Charade Built-in abuses designed to keep government in power One of the initiatives put in places
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“Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen is both immoral and incoherent.”  So
 Your job as a therapistYour job as a therapist by Joseph Gatt
There are two myths that almost any therapist will be taught in universities and during their certifications. First myth: your patients will be deviants who want to kill their fathers so they can marry their mothers
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Europe’s Cyber ResilienceA False Sense of Security in the Private Sector as a Warning Sign and Means to Assess the Effectiveness
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I have two methods when I write articles. One is reading thick books and trying to find what common wisdom is in there. The second is reading the press and listening to people, and trying to find out what their common wisdom there is.
 The fallThe fall by Bohdan Yuri
The skin touches, the flesh burns;jerks from fearing singes,fragile is its thought.inclination presses on, confirmed,
 Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards)Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards) by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for cabinet.
 Storm Clouds Over EthiopiaStorm Clouds Over Ethiopia by Rene Wadlow
 When love ruled the worldWhen love ruled the world by Nikos Laios
A soul Flows like water,It flows over Mountains and valleys,
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Parts of the universe explained in simple and simplistic terms. Just for fun, entertainment, and understanding where we\'re from. -If you were like me, you played pinball as a kid, and played pinball back when the only alte
 Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego MaradonaWhy the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures.  Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take place in accordance with an i
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Short answers to common unsolved linguistics problems. Problem: why is Basque an “isolate language” with no clear connection to any other language? Answer: European languages have th
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You start this month in fine form - your energy, charisma, effectiveness and sense of timing would be great. You will charge ahead and accomplish you goals. Your determination a
 Trump stole the election from himselfTrump stole the election from himself by George Cassidy Payne
From a political perspective, Donald Trump\'s behavior is utterly nonsensical. But when viewed through the lens of philosophy and psychology (which happens to be my particular academic training), his actions are not all that
 Not Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie Moore-GilbertNot Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations.  David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and Juli
 Understanding drug useUnderstanding drug use by Joseph Gatt
A very brief, somewhat straightforward guide to understanding drug use for prevention purposes. Marijuana Marijuana users tend to pick up the habit in schools, in universities or later in life.
 The hate that harms The hate that harms by Thanos Kalamidas
Το μίσος που πυροδότησε κ
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1Fin Elegy - Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1 by Christos Mouzeviris
Fin Elegy Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1. His eyes slowly opened as they blinked, still blurry and pained by the slightest of
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A few nostalgic types still believe that the Union Jack continues to flutter to sighs and reverence over outposts of the world, from the tropics to the desert.  They would
 Understanding emotional blackmailUnderstanding emotional blackmail by Joseph Gatt
Emotional blackmail is often defined as “the threat of withdrawing emotional support if certain lines are crossed.” That wouldn\'t be my definition of emotional blackmail. Because there are relatively few instan
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In politics and despite to what we see in the surface even from a sociopath like Donald Trump, there is always a plan, a strategy. Things don’t happen randomly even though luck and calamities occasionally have a part t
 Empty Harbour Empty Harbour by Nikos Laios
Death by pestilence,Congealed lungsAnd sallow skin Clinging to bones,Vacant stares And empty streets,Bowls
 Hard questions about France's colonial past (in French)Hard questions about France's colonial past (in French) by Joseph Gatt
Le travail de réconciliation des mémoires entre la France et ses anciennes colonies en Algérie, en Afrique, au Proche Orient, en Asie et ailleurs ne peut, à mon avis, se faire que dans le cadre d\'un travail mémoriel qu
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The application round for the University of Eastern Finland’s Master\'s degree programmes taught in English opens on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and closes on Wednesday 20 January 2021. Finnish and international applicants
 A Breath of Fresh Air In and Out of the Trumpian Chicken CoopA Breath of Fresh Air In and Out of the Trumpian Chicken Coop by Leah Sellers
“Well, look at you, Cheyenne,” Cheyenne’s Mama said with genuine surprise. “I have never known you to volutarily pick up the hen’s eggs out of the Chicken Coop without my having to threaten a grounding, Little Miss
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As chief conductor of the saint factory, Pope John Paul II was always going to be, in time, canonised.  Almost 500 saints were created under his watch.
 Startups: the good, the bad and the uglyStartups: the good, the bad and the ugly by Joseph Gatt
A few additional reflections on startups. Why some succeed and many fail. Notes in no particular order. -The “messy” startup. A grocery store is simple to operate. You purchase fridges and freezers and shelves,
 AntySaurus Prick 20#09AntySaurus Prick 20#09 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in AfghanistanSkewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was a
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Common sense “food for thought” on what a resume and cover letter should look like. Notes in no particular order. -First one, big one. After putting my name, address, email etc. on my resume, I would start by a
 Why Malaysia's Monarchy is Set to StayWhy Malaysia's Monarchy is Set to Stay by Murray Hunter
When Malaysia’s Yang di-Pertuan Agong, or king Al-Sultan Abdullah Al-Haj rejected Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s request to declare a state of emergency on October 25, many sections of Malaysia cheered him on.
 That OneThat One by George Cassidy Payne
The one that doesn’twant you to create anythingbecause it wants toprotect what it doesn\'t knowfrom being found out.
 No SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and GirlsNo SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls by Ovi Magazine Guest
No SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and GirlsBy Viola Christian During the 16 Days of Activism against Gende
 Myanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges AheadMyanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges Ahead by Rene Wadlow
The 8 November 2020 elections for the two houses of the Myanmar Parliament were carried out with little violence. The National League for Democracy (NLD) headed by Aung San Suu Kyi won some 80 percent of the open seats. The
 Float AwayFloat Away by Nikos Laios
The light flashed Like jagged forksAgainst the raggedSky,the golden geeseWith wings unfurledStreaked towards
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Maybe your friend or close one is suicidal and you don\'t know it. So here are signs that can help you save a life. Suicide signs are often misunderstood. If your best friend of loved one makes a long, passionate, i
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As the EU has postponed to make any decision on Turkey\'s aggression towards two of its members, Greece and Cyprus, until later this year, it is evident that coming into an agreement won\'t be easy. Witnessing how Poland and
 Covid Offices and the Religion of Remote WorkCovid Offices and the Religion of Remote Work by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Masks can prove liberating.  The hidden face affords security.  Obnoxious authority breathes better, hiding in comfort.
 Mapping depression Mapping depression by Joseph Gatt
There are basically two types of depression: there\'s biological depression, and psychological depression. Biological depression has to do with hormonal imbalances in the body and the brain and is difficult to treat
 Hologram Daddies and Posthumous MolestationHologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together.”  So
 Does telepathy exist?Does telepathy exist? by Joseph Gatt
A lot of people claim to have predicted the future several times. Some claim to swear to have been thinking about a long-lost friend when that long-lost friend called them out of the blue. Some claim that they had a strange urge or feeling at t
 Major Gelopoulakis with Hamlet in a new lockdown Major Gelopoulakis with Hamlet in a new lockdown by Thanos Kalamidas
Ο δήμαρχος
 When it comes to trustWhen it comes to trust by Thanos Kalamidas
What has happened in USA the last four years and what’s going on this minute with Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat, has changed US democracy for years to come if not for ever especially if radical jurispruden
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One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran.  Every messianic state craves clearly
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Pre-COVID, the economy around the world centered on this principle: borrow first, pay later. In a “borrow first, pay later” economy, the assumption is that sources of income are “stable” or
 Hollywood and celebrity (and non-celebrity) playersHollywood and celebrity (and non-celebrity) players by Joseph Gatt
Fictional character Barney Stinson is famous for his playbook. A series of 50 hilarious tricks Barney Stinson plays to sleep with women, many of which could get him arrested for “date rape.” But celebrities, and
 Worming 20_03Worming 20_03 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Australia's Migration Advice Industry in DisarrayAustralia's Migration Advice Industry in Disarray by Murray Hunter
Australia’s Migration Advice Industry in Disarray New regulation causes more problems than it solves Australia’s D
 Petitions, Probes and Rupert MurdochPetitions, Probes and Rupert Murdoch by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media.  One, currently in London’s Belmarsh Prison, is facing the prospect of ex
 Things drug addicts and dealers tell you to get you hookedThings drug addicts and dealers tell you to get you hooked by Joseph Gatt
Some things drug dealers and drug addicts tell kids (and adults) to get them hooked. -”If you do drugs your grades will shoot way up! You\'ll ace every single test! Drugs make you creative and enhance your mem
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On the eve of the resumed meeting of the World Health Assembly next week, the World Medical Association has again called for representatives from Taiwan to be granted observer status.
 Astrolabe Astrolabe by Nikos Laios
I imagine Myself on a ship In the harbour Of AlexandriaCatching the stars With an astrolabe,In the city of Hypatia
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Who am I to teach anyone lessons? Below is just a general overview of how people who base their life on competition behave, versus how people who base their life on strategy behave. Competition-
 Responsibility After TrumpResponsibility After Trump by George Cassidy Payne
If we are being honest with ourselves, the work for all of us has really just begun. For half the country, Trump was the great leader who would take it all on. To the other half, he represented a scapegoat for every problem
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“The worst case scenario is a new pandemic, starting all over again out of Denmark,” came the words of a grave Kåre Mølbak, director of the Danish health authorities, the State Serum Institute.
 Working and competingWorking and competing by Joseph Gatt
Working means you\'re giving something. It\'s usually giving something in exchange for something. It could be a product in exchange for money. It could be a service in exchange for money. It could be more complex sc
 Warning that Patient-Physician Relationship Is Under Threat Warning that Patient-Physician Relationship Is Under Threat by Ovi Magazine Guest
A warning that the age old physician-patient relationship is under threat, has come from the World Medical Association.
 Building Stronger Conflict Prevention NetworksBuilding Stronger Conflict Prevention Networks by Rene Wadlow
As we reflect on current armed conflicts on which the Association of World Citizens has proposed measures for conflict resolution : - Nagorno-Karabakh, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine-Donetsk-Lougansk- Russia - we ask ourselves if we
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“Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria’s government.”Sissy Eileen Austin,
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The stereotype goes like this: there are very few women in science, technology, math and engineering because women lack the analytical mind that men have. That is, they say, women are better at “describing” when men are better at
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 Begging Outrage: British Journalists for AssangeBegging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Even that title strikes an odd note.  It should not.  The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists