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 The Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt CaseThe Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt Case by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days.  Among its decisions, including those dealing with President
 Black InkBlack Ink by Nikos Laios
Black ink,WordsThat soak Into the skin,Into the muscles
 Building a strong careerBuilding a strong career by Joseph Gatt
A few notes on building a strong career, in no particular order. -To build a strong career, you need to understand that there are essentially three hiring methods: scouting, networking and applying.
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 Origins of Future discussed - Vienna Process launchedOrigins of Future discussed - Vienna Process launched by Ovi Magazine Guest
Origins of Future discussed – Vienna Process launchedBy Zeno Leoni The first July day of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the
 Singapore's Malay DilemmaSingapore's Malay Dilemma by Murray Hunter
There has always been a feeling among Singapore’s ethnic Malays that they are second-class citizens within their own land. The government’s endless pursuit of building a strong sense of a Singaporean national ide
 Spiked Concerns: The Melbourne Coronavirus LockdownSpiked Concerns: The Melbourne Coronavirus Lockdown by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It all looked like it was going so well for Australia and Victoria, in particular.  They could point to the mishandling of the Ruby Princess, a cruise ship that docked in
 Descriptive language use in the Maghreb and LebanonDescriptive language use in the Maghreb and Lebanon by Joseph Gatt
A short description of which language to use in the Maghreb and Lebanon. Arabic, Berber, French and English tend to be used interchangeably, so I\'ll give a socio-linguistic description of when languages are used and in what context.
 Birthday party at mayor Koulis palaceBirthday party at mayor Koulis palace by Thanos Kalamidas
Γενέθλια στου δημάρχου Γ
 Kyriakos Mitsotakis demonstrats text book fascismKyriakos Mitsotakis demonstrats text book fascism by Thanos Kalamidas
 Mosques, Museums and Politics: The Fate of Hagia SophiaMosques, Museums and Politics: The Fate of Hagia Sophia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When the caustic Evelyn Waugh visited the majestic sixth century creation of Emperor Justinian, one subsequently enlarged, enriched and encrusted by various rulers, he felt underwhelmed.
 Buckminster Fuller: A World View on Doing More With LessBuckminster Fuller: A World View on Doing More With Less by Rene Wadlow
 Libya Negotiations BlockedLibya Negotiations Blocked by Rene Wadlow
Despite diplo
 Mr. FLOYDMr. FLOYD by David Sparenberg
My maternal grandfather’s family name is Floyd.  His mother was a Cherokee woman and Grandfather Floyd’s cousin was from the Choctaw nation.  The cousin was considered the Robin Hood of the American Great Depression and was im
 Strategic hiringStrategic hiring by Joseph Gatt
Knowledge and power. Knowledge or power. Knowledge? Or power? Most companies look at the following when hiring staff: degrees and diplomas, work experience and skills. Other important be often unstated factors: financial status of applicant
 Walk & talk 2018Walk & talk 2018 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
 E.B. WhiteE.B. White by The Ovi Team
 Can NATO membership be separated from EU aspirations?Can NATO membership be separated from EU aspirations? by Christos Mouzeviris
Growing up in Greece, I often came across the widespread slogan from the country\'s Communist Party (KKE); \"EEC and NATO, the same syndicate\". Back then, I was slightly dismissive about it, not wantin
 Defending Australia: The Deputy Sheriff Spending SpreeDefending Australia: The Deputy Sheriff Spending Spree by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There are few sadder sights in international relations than a leadership in search of devils and hobgoblins.  But such sights tend to make an appearance when specialists i
 Rex Tugwell: Planning and Action for Rural ReconstructionRex Tugwell: Planning and Action for Rural Reconstruction by Rene Wadlow
 Evolution cycles among children in romantic lifeEvolution cycles among children in romantic life by Joseph Gatt
I\'ll discuss how children date in school settings and as young adults, taking three factors into consideration: knowledge factors, power factors and cultural factors. The evolution of the romantic lives of children
 Killing Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down UnderKilling Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down Under by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The British conservationist Gerald Durrell
 This Poem is Practising Social DistancingThis Poem is Practising Social Distancing by Neil Leadbeater
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 Body chemistryBody chemistry by Joseph Gatt
Let\'s make science fun, simple and useful. Our bodies work with hormones. There are three “big” hormones that we secrete: -Oxytocin: the “love” hormone. That
 Walk & talk 2017Walk & talk 2017 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 Dr Daniel Hale WilliamsDr Daniel Hale Williams by The Ovi Team
July 9th 1893; Dr Daniel Hale Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anaesthesia. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) the founder of Provident Hospital was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. His father was a barber who w
 The Forgotten Lessons of the 4th of JulyThe Forgotten Lessons of the 4th of July by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
American independence day, July 4, fell this year on Saturday. For the first time, there was no real fanfare of this national holiday but only a subdued observation with some fireworks because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This
 The Second BeatitudeThe Second Beatitude by George Cassidy Payne
My mind is rustlingleaves, sound shadowsand deadening echoes.
 A Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit CampaignA Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Rage can be that most trendy of things, and social media rage has become modish. If you dislike something, scream it in a certain number of characters and post it on every network you subscribe to.
 Resetting Higher Education: Returning to the CommunityResetting Higher Education: Returning to the Community by Murray Hunter
Resetting Higher Education: Returning to the Community Time to move on The state restrictions placed on public places in respo
 Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow by Nikos Laios
I could hear the Harpies screech across The river and the boxcars,Clawed hands warming over Crackling orange flamesFrom a rusted
 Some advice to writersSome advice to writers by Joseph Gatt
Answering frequently asked (or meditated) questions to wannabe authors. I want to write the story of my life. What should I do? There\'s absolute
 Walk & talk 2016Walk & talk 2016 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 There is Such Power in the Ability to ChooseThere is Such Power in the Ability to Choose by Leah Sellers
Native American Snake Dancers seek out their Serpents, and while ceremoniously Dancing and Singing/Chanting amongst the roiling, coiling creatures are often Bitten - Poisoned. As their Bodies, Minds an
 While the Shark Still Swims: Boris Johnson, Super Saturday and Super ResponsibilitiesWhile the Shark Still Swims: Boris Johnson, Super Saturday and Super Responsibilities by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
By most accounts, the response of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the coronavirus pandemic has been abysmal.  When the architect of the response himself catches the vir
 Building a winning businessBuilding a winning business by Joseph Gatt
You can only win at business if business becomes second nature. That is if everything you do is natural, and if you have that “sixth sense” when it comes to knowing whether business is going well or not, and how to fix it.
 The ANCESTORThe ANCESTOR by David Sparenberg
Here is the story of my Native American great grandmother, whose presence lives in me to this day.  I do not know her name, the reason for which will be part of the telling.  I do know that she was a full blood Eastern Cherokee woman
 Senses All OnSenses All On by Saloni Kaul
Strain your ears to hear the song of the wind,Your eyes focus to see landscapes pictured in the sky;Breathe in deep to smell the zest through lemon rindTouch needle-sharp
 The Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding IndictmentThe Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding Indictment by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assang
 Kouli's cunning plan (Greek)Kouli's cunning plan (Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Το πονηρό σχέδιο του Κούλη Γαλοπο
 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
 Koulis, the Greek KimKoulis, the Greek Kim by Thanos Kalamidas
Back in 2014 with Greece deep into debt, memorandums, unemployment -reaching 27.5%, and kids literally fainting in schoolyards out of hunger, an EU official said that the terrifying part for the Greek people is that EU trust
 Deep learning during COVID-19Deep learning during COVID-19 by Joseph Gatt
Bored during this confinement period? I would recommend “deep learning.” Different people define “deep learning” differently. I would define it simply as any activity that makes you gain expe
 Wasteful, Secret and Vicious: The Absurd Prosecution of Witness K and Bernard CollaeryWasteful, Secret and Vicious: The Absurd Prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Last week has not been a good one for the Australian legal system.  For those who feel that an open justice process requires abuses of power to be exposed and held to acco
 American independenceAmerican independence by The Ovi Team
July 4, 1776; U.S. declares independence. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The decl
 The Fall of East Pakistan and Liberation of BangladeshThe Fall of East Pakistan and Liberation of Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
After the promulgation of East Pakistan Razakar Ordinance of June 1, 1971, some Bengalis either volunteered or were recruited to work as a paramilitary force or collaborators for the Pakista
 The Skin of GodThe Skin of God by George Cassidy Payne
Blooming undera deep, gold barm
 Childhood and young adulthood phasesChildhood and young adulthood phases by Joseph Gatt
I\'ll save you some time. Very roughly sketching the different phases children and young adults go through. Children ages 0-6 -Need to be under constant adult supervision. -No concept of danger (can
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #062nd opinion, quarantined! #06 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
 Can Track II Efforts Reduce China-India Frontier Tensions?Can Track II Efforts Reduce China-India Frontier Tensions? by Rene Wadlow
In a 24 June 2020 message to the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Mr Vladimir Novov, the Association of World Citizens expressed its active concern with the 15 June death of Indian and Chinese mili
 Secret Trials Down Under: Witness J, Witness K and Bernard CollaerySecret Trials Down Under: Witness J, Witness K and Bernard Collaery by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There a few more spiteful things in political life than a security establishment attempting to punish a leaker or whistleblower for having exposed an impropriety.  Such a
 You live, you learnYou live, you learn by Joseph Gatt
Making the most out of experience in business. Three examples of businesses that did not adapt, and what they should have done. Example 1: Khaled is an Algerian immigrant in France and a black belt in Vovinam, V
 Back to a Better FutureBack to a Better Future by Ovi Magazine Guest
Back to a Better FutureBy Anastasiia Pachina Arts, Science … Excellence We
 The Last Days of TrumpThe Last Days of Trump by Bohdan Yuri
In an earlier article (2016) I\'d made some predictions:1. By the end of the first year the GOP will ask Trump to resign. He refuses. 2. By the end of the second yea
 Indicting Hashim Thaci: The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office Gets BusyIndicting Hashim Thaci: The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office Gets Busy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When it comes to the touchy, violent matter of Kosovar affairs, history keeps company with the devils of nationalism and vengeance. Serbia remains scornful of the aspirations of the territory, whose legitimacy it does
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You begin this month with a strong, adventurous spirit, but you should watch that you don’t overdo. You would focus on areas of wealth that you can build on in the future
 Foreign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian HistoryForeign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian History by Murray Hunter
Foreign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian History Deeply ingrained cultural attitudes Two raids last month by Mala
 Bolton's Memoir Bolts from the StableBolton's Memoir Bolts from the Stable by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton would have been confident.  His indulgent
 Launching a successful businessLaunching a successful business by Joseph Gatt
Let\'s keep it short for today. Straightforward tips if you want to launch a successful business. I was reading books about the art of minimalism in Japan, and the basic idea is that you should get rid of anything you don\'
 Dangerous and Uncertain: Coronavirus and the Nuclear IndustryDangerous and Uncertain: Coronavirus and the Nuclear Industry by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Accountability has always been a problem in the nuclear industry, despite praises to the contrary.  Constantly keeping its muddled head above water with government handout
 The globalization of plants, animals, bacteria, parasites, humansThe globalization of plants, animals, bacteria, parasites, humans by Joseph Gatt
The last few years I read quite a few books about human and biological evolution. One thing that surprises me is how evolutionary biologists often omit planet Earth geographical factors from their study of evolution. That i
 Antoine de Saint Exupery: Solitude and SolidarityAntoine de Saint Exupery: Solitude and Solidarity by Rene Wadlow
 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
 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
 Happiness or something like itHappiness or something like it by Abigail George
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
 Corrupt Propositions: AstraZeneca, Public Institutions and the Coronavirus Vaccine DriveCorrupt Propositions: AstraZeneca, Public Institutions and the Coronavirus Vaccine Drive by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Putting your destiny into the hands of a drug company is much like seeking reassurances from an opportunistic pimp.  The returns are bound to mixed, dressed up in deceptiv
 Corrupted Greek New ...Democracy (Greek)Corrupted Greek New ...Democracy (Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Γενίτσαροι κουλής δημοκρατίας
 Writing For The Stage and Screen: The Creative ApproachWriting For The Stage and Screen: The Creative Approach by Shola Balogun
Preamble In “Writing For The Stage and Screen: The Creative Approach”, we intend to present a practical how-to guide with personal knowledge acquired from the theatre
 Encounter Encounter by David Sparenberg
If pure lightcasts a shadowwhat is the natureof that shadow?Is that shadownot white? How can light be dark
 Danilo Dolci: Development and Opposition to the Oppression of the MafiaDanilo Dolci: Development and Opposition to the Oppression of the Mafia by Rene Wadlow
 Hidden Scorpion by Warren ReedHidden Scorpion by Warren Reed by Murray Hunter
Book Review: Hidden Scorpion by Warren ReedIntricate tale of spycraft and danger by a former intelligence officer. Pity Sake Publishing, Australia
 26 June: International Day Against Torture26 June: International Day Against Torture by Rene Wadlow
 Reverse Logic: Trump Sanctions the International Criminal CourtReverse Logic: Trump Sanctions the International Criminal Court by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The decision by the Trump administration to sanction members of the International Criminal Court defies logic, in so far as there is any logic to sanctions.  As a policy tool, such tools are supposedly designed to target specific members o
 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
 Obvious Maladies: Prepublication Reviews and Trump's Bolton ProblemObvious Maladies: Prepublication Reviews and Trump's Bolton Problem by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Again, they cheered, and again, the Schadenfreude chorus sounded off key.  It was another atrocious week for US President Donald Trump, whose efforts to prevent the public
 Eureka !!!Eureka !!! by Leah Sellers
Eureka !!!Behold ! The energetic Explosiveness of aGreat Idea !The Energetic Inspirational and AspirationalElectro-Magnetic flow and surgeOf an Idea
 ASEAN, C-19 and the Vietnam's ChairmanshipASEAN, C-19 and the Vietnam's Chairmanship by Ovi Magazine Guest
ASEAN, C-19 and the Vietnam’s Chairmanship By Bich T Tran COVID-19 (C-19) event is posing serious challenges for the Ass
 Walk & talk 2015Walk & talk 2015 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, 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
 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
 The Golden DivineThe Golden Divine by Nikos Laios
The day illuminatedThe golden divineThrough swaying Wheat-fields, and Reeds rustling in The breeze like A
 The Conviction of Maria Ressa: Press Freedom in the PhilippinesThe Conviction of Maria Ressa: Press Freedom in the Philippines by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It has long been said that countries in Southeast Asia take a dim view of the fourth estate.  Various legal measures have been deployed against those irritable scribblers
 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
 Our well hidden racism Our well hidden racism by Thanos Kalamidas
I think the first time it really hit me – and it did hit me hard – was when I noticed that the Finnish state broadcaster had changed its social media
 The Narrative of the Leakers: Collateral Murder and the Assange IndictmentThe Narrative of the Leakers: Collateral Murder and the Assange Indictment by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia against Julian Assange on May 23, 2019, there was one glaring omission. 
 The art of perfecting your artThe art of perfecting your art by Joseph Gatt
“I want to become a singer-songwriter but the industry is so focused on money they don\'t allow creativity!” “I want to become a writer but the publishing industry is so profit-driven they don\'t a
 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
 Race still matters in the land of LincolnRace still matters in the land of Lincoln by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
President Trump has taken credit for popularizing Juneteenth in an interview with the
 Woked in Fright: The Brief Banning of Fawlty TowersWoked in Fright: The Brief Banning of Fawlty Towers by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It’s all getting nasty.  The urge to remove statues in hurried indignation; the lust to censor programmes now deemed offensive; the erasure of history, which, any se
 Random parenting tipsRandom parenting tips by Joseph Gatt
I like to turn lemon into lemonade. Growing up with several foster families, I got to see first-hand how some parents ace this parenting thing, and how others, well, could do better. So here, rather than “patronizing
 When corruption stereotypes become government (in Greek) When corruption stereotypes become government (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Καλύτερα να σου βγει το μά
 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
 A Sea of TearsA Sea of Tears by Katerina Charisi
I filled the bathtub with water and now I just stand there, staring at the motionless transparent liquid while the kids are excited thinking that they are going to have a bubble bath, so they run in their room and come back
 A Day of Balance and HarmonyA Day of Balance and Harmony by Rene Wadlow
 Battles over Education: Australia, China and Unsafe UniversitiesBattles over Education: Australia, China and Unsafe Universities by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Entering a university should be, to some degree, unsafe.  Away from the gazing eyes of parents, institutional structures for the child, the entrant faces, or at least shou
 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
 GATHERING at the CENTERGATHERING at the CENTER by David Sparenberg
This poem was originally written on request and publicly recited by then Seattle Major, Norm Rice (a Black American) for the reopening of Key Arena and the Founders’ Fountain at the Seattle Center on 28 October 1995.  At that time, what
 Automation, machines, robots: the end of jobs?Automation, machines, robots: the end of jobs? by Joseph Gatt
Short answer: no. Let\'s imagine this. Amazon automates everything. Books are automatically printed by specially designed 3D printers that can print thousands of books a second. A robot then picks up the books and p
 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by The Ovi Team
 JawsJaws by The Ovi Team
 Malaysia: Permanent Ethnic Malay PolityMalaysia: Permanent Ethnic Malay Polity by Murray Hunter
Malaysia: Permanent Ethnic Malay PolityInstitutions put in place decades ago continue to shape the country’s political destiny
 Sticks, Stones and Death in Galwan ValleySticks, Stones and Death in Galwan Valley by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control.  Neith
 Random notes on human resources, marketing and working from homeRandom notes on human resources, marketing and working from home by Joseph Gatt
A few notes on human resources, marketing and working from home in no particular order. -One big mistake a lot of companies make with human resources (I would say 99.9% companies make with human resources): they are too
 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
 Death of an ex-minister in BangladeshDeath of an ex-minister in Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Earlier on Saturday, June 13, 2020, senior Awami League leader and former health minister Mohammed Nasim died of massive cardiac arrest in Dhaka. He had tested positive for coronavirus when he was admitted on June 1 in a hos
 Railroad TracksRailroad Tracks by Nikos Laios
9:30am on a cold Sunday morningAnd I’m travelling on a train Up the east coast on my way to Sydney, Listening to Tom Waits’s ‘Blue Valentine’ album, Read
 Open Wounds: Sweden Drops the Olof Palme CaseOpen Wounds: Sweden Drops the Olof Palme Case by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It’s the sort of thing that ruffled the image of a composed and tranquil existence.  In some countries, doing away with political leaders is a periodic affair, deeme
 Trump at West Point: Un-Policing the WorldTrump at West Point: Un-Policing the World by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Donald Trump claims to be the law-and-order president of the United States.  There does not seem much sign of this as the stitching of the Republic gets undone.
 Common Action for Wise Land UseCommon Action for Wise Land Use by Rene Wadlow
 Business is easy!Business is easy! by Joseph Gatt
I\'ve spent the last five years reading all kinds of books about doing business. And observing people running businesses. And reading books of successful businessmen, including those who occasionally failed. What\'s the sec
 The Tulsa Matters BluesThe Tulsa Matters Blues by Leah Sellers
A Sour Tune Being Played in an AltRighty and AltMighty Reality Show Universe somewhere into Infinity and Beyond……. “I’m telling’ you, Stevo, and some of the other fellah’s I have wor
 Altars of Hypocrisy: George Floyd, Protest and Black FaceAltars of Hypocrisy: George Floyd, Protest and Black Face by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Be wary what you protest about.  The modern moral constabulary are out, and they are assisted by their Silicon Valley friends in the Social Media club.
 Great Arab civilization and the Golden age of IslamGreat Arab civilization and the Golden age of Islam by Joseph Gatt
Today Arab societies are often portrayed in the media as societies with high unemployment rates, high crime rates and housing crises and so on. Or as terrorists. Either way, as dangerous societies. Having spent the last 5 y
 The narcissist Kyriakos Mitsotakis (Greek)The narcissist Kyriakos Mitsotakis (Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Νυν υπέρ πάντων Κούλης
 Europe should reflect on racial inequality tooEurope should reflect on racial inequality too by Christos Mouzeviris
Since the 25th of May and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the African American who succumbed whilst in police custody, yet another round of race inequality related violence and protests has erupted across the US.
 Radical Reforms: Disbanding Police Forces in the USRadical Reforms: Disbanding Police Forces in the US by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“I’ve been saying for the last several years … American policing is at a crossroads.”
 Iron Fist for Pacific EastIron Fist for Pacific East by Ovi Magazine Guest
Iron Fist for Pacific EastBy Stephen R. Nagy “Americans performed three very different policies on the People’s Republic: From a total
 Sudan's Recovery Crippled by U.S. Sanctions PolicySudan's Recovery Crippled by U.S. Sanctions Policy by Rene Wadlow
Economic recovery from decades of stagnation and misuse of resources during the 30-year dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir is critical for Sudan\'s civilian-led transitional government. Since
 Eternal Fixation: The Madeleine McCann Disappearance ShowEternal Fixation: The Madeleine McCann Disappearance Show by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The “lost child” endures as motif and theme, the stalking shadow of much literature, the background to a society’s anxiety.  The child, often deemed inno
 The fashion line's brief bible (or vague guidelines)The fashion line's brief bible (or vague guidelines) by Joseph Gatt
So you have a fashion line. Great! This probably means that you have a name and a reputation (or are trying to build one) and have designers and salesmen working with you. But the literature on fashion consumer trends is va
 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
 MAN WALKING an UNPAVED ROADMAN WALKING an UNPAVED ROAD by David Sparenberg
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
 William Butler Yeats: A Road to the Higher SelfWilliam Butler Yeats: A Road to the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow
 How God tends to be definedHow God tends to be defined by Joseph Gatt
There are different interpretations of how the monotheistic God of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and a few other religions that are “spinoffs” of the three Abrahamic religions (the Baha\'i faith, messianic o
 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
 Irrepressible Irrepressible by Saloni Kaul
Living off impulses might sound riskyBut there’s much to be said in its favourAs irrepressible laughter (pure as malt whisky)Does wonders for someone’s waning
 Avoiding the Obvious: Skim Reading, Exams and the InternetAvoiding the Obvious: Skim Reading, Exams and the Internet by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It is the anxiety-inducing nightmare for the studious: A dream where you find yourself in an exam hall, which might, on ordinary days, be a gym or some other facility.  It
 Spargelzeit Spargelzeit by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
In Germany, there is now an important season highlighting the special value of white asparagus. Anyone who visits Germany between April and June will certainly remember a truly national food specialty: white asparagus togeth
 Fatuous Grounds and Barren Thoughts: Misconduct, the University of Queensland and Drew PavlouFatuous Grounds and Barren Thoughts: Misconduct, the University of Queensland and Drew Pavlou by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The global student populace have become so passive it is a surprise to hear any stir of protest that issues forth from a campus.  Generation Z tends to seek passes and cer
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We know that the universe we observe tends to observe certain laws. The laws of gravity and motion, and that it\'s mostly populated of nitrogen and helium stars and rocks, comets and asteroids and the like. But we have only
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I know I have weird thoughts sometimes. A thought occurred to me, one where I thought: how come all known species only have one or two genders (male and female) but never three, four, five, six, twenty genders? I mean, we h
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Just finished reading Andrew Yang\'s “the war on normal people.” A fun read, lots of interesting points. But I disagree with one of the premises, which is prevalent in some circles, according to which “use of machines and auto
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In a Nation and a World within all too sadly familiar Multiverse Reality TV Show............ “Hello America, it is I, your Imperial Dictator Trumpty !”
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World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the bigges
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We are your horses, Lord Delusions of the field
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June 2nd 1989, the boys’ prep school drama Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams, is re
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Hell has, in its raging fires, ringside seats for those who like their spreadsheets.  The seating, already peopled by those from human resources, white collar criminals an
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Homage to Georges Perec, author of “je me souviens” (I remember). -I\'ve only been a victim of a scam involving money once. It was in 9th grade, and a female
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Leaving crises to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s management skills will never disappoint those who favour chaos and the attractions of vague direction.  The double s
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It promised to be bruising to both dignity and wallet.  However brazen Australian politicians have been drumming up support for an international inquiry into the origins o
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Some tips on how to conceive and grow your business. -You have registered your business. Congratulations! You are providing a service or product, and hope the service or product sells. Here are my tips. -Start b
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If you cannot discover or create something, best steal it.  It has been the operating principle for everything from wealth to technology.
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The women sieveFlour over the table,
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Australia matters little when it comes to international muscle.  It is the retainer and pretender of power, a middle-distance runner who runs out of puff on the final stri
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The French school system does not encourage students to do the talking in class. Student apathy usually reigns, and teachers often complain about that student apathy. My elementary school years, my first five schooling year
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For more Walk & talk, HERE!
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I did not believe them.You are so much more than a giant, spinning ballof hydrogen and helium. When they doubted you,I saw you radiating out
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i am standing nowi am standing in this place
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Obituary: Mory Kanté (1950-2020) The best one-hit-wonder that ever was, in my opinion. Kora harp on his belly. A trance-like s
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Everything I write to you is in code. And when you fall I am reaching for the light that guides you in this universe. I am allowing for the pain of our separation to transform me.
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Learning in light of crisis By Rattana Lao Bangkok – The global
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The “gate” suffix has been wearing thin since the break-in scandal that gave it its birth.  Since Watergate, virtually anything dubious and suggestive, and muc
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Open eyes, black-eyed peas,laid back busy live
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When he announced at the end of April that he would be retiring, t
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The Me Too movement was meant to be more than a howl or rage with a trending hash tag.  It was a surge that threatened to pulverise all before it, arming accusers with wea
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The 23 March 2020 appeal of the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a universal cease-fire so that humanity could concentrate its energies on the Covid-19 health crisis was noted and then largely ignored.
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Here I\'ll discuss two things, rather briefly. First, I\'ll discuss “historiography” or “historical philosophy” in Korea and will give my two cents on how Korean history could be studied, at least how I study it.
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They said to me, Die and with my death I should take the sun.  For those who told me death comes to lovers, the sooner the better and the sooner forgotten, chose to plot in shadows and keep their schemes and plans and their workings secret
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When the novel coronavirus started to get stroppy and make its now global impression, one theme seemed to be common. Facemasks were, at least initially, a conceit, a sort of fashion or extra-medical accessory.
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Helpful advice to those who are interested in launching a startup, by giving examples of how startups can reach their potential. Little sister one: Hi Yossi. My startup is one where I create plates and cups using wheat resi
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For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
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 “When we think of the repression of journalists, we automatically evoke foreign lands.  We rarely, however, evoke or remember our own dissidents.
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October 1999. I was in 10th grade at a French school in Ankara, Turkey. The times were complicated. On August 17, 1999, a huge earthquake had struck Western Turkey, with a death toll of 40,000, some say a lot more. So there
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Leadership for Thought: Non-Permanent members lead the Security Council through COVID-19By Elizabeth Deheza Building up on the
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I fall to the stars; vigilante-like and it is if my name is Cal and I am living in East of Eden, and me and Hemingway kiss and Rilke and I are neighbours. The earth swallows me whole like a lake. I lay there completely still
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“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful.  And so are we.  They never stop thinking
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My experience with school politics, from childhood to adult life. First election I took part in was in the 4th grade. I was at the French school in New York City. French classes were divided in three groups per leve
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When it comes to the politics of medicine and disease, the United States has always attempted to steal the limelight, while adding the now faded colouring of universal human welfare.
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I live in between,On the edge of borders;On the edge of suburbia,On the edge of the sea,On the edge of humanity, On the edge of chaos,On the edge of
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Correcting a few mistakes that HR managers make when reviewing resumes. Myth: If someone attends an elite university, he/she must be a genius. Fact: Some of them of course are geniuses.
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The sun brakes the lights,shyly and seductively vomiting rays.  It regains its breath ... it gasps for the fastest arrival, roses flirt here.  To give everything.
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Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia.  When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindes
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While Joseph Biden chimes in from a studio in his basement, President Trump has the biggest bully pulpit in the world, including the ability to stage a town hall in the lustrous shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. An effective d
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“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it,” urged the Earl of Chesterfield
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A few things I would change about the banking system. Or how I would conceive the banking system. Student loans I remember my first year as a college student. I was surrounded by 600 cla
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The ability of Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas to continue as a major revenue provider to the national budget is quickly waning, raising the specter of reduced spending, which in turn would mean cancellation o
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“Mr Assange will be facing a David and Goliath battle with his hands tied behind his back.”Edward Fitzgerald QC, lawyer for Julian Assange, April 27, 2020
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Return of the Wir wussten nicht The equation of Communism with Nazism
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If the title of epidemiological czar were to be created, its first occupant would have to be Sweden’s Anders Tegnell.  He has held sway in the face of sceptics and c
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World wide, the Covid-19 pandemic has caught both go
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People want praise, not sycophancy. I spent quite a lot of time studying the psychological aspects of wars and conflicts. Be they family conflicts, or conflicts at a larger scale, say conflicts between two nations o
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Priestley discovering the composition of atmosphere and Toricelli’s invention of the barometerwas a 60 watt lightbulb moment. Souberran’s discovery of chlorofor
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Thalassaemia is the name of a group of genetic inherited disorders of the blood. More specifically, it is a disorder of the haemoglobin molecule inside the red blood cells.
 Post-COVID-19 lifePost-COVID-19 life by Joseph Gatt
COVID-19 for most of us is a time-out. So I\'ll briefly discuss different ways you can make the most out of this crisis. Example 1: the badminton doubles game I lost. Bad use of a time-o
 An Odd Little Commemoration: ANZAC Mythology during CoronavirusAn Odd Little Commemoration: ANZAC Mythology during Coronavirus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
War commemorations nurse a dirty secret, though it is one displayed with a peacock flourish.  The victors bring out the celebratory paraphernalia and talk about noble idea
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
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Rome was not built in one day. Rome was not conceived in an incubator. A tale of two startup builders Tale 1: John and his disabled brother Andrew are best friends forever. Andrew is paralyzed f
 The GrabberThe Grabber by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
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May 6th 1937; the German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 9
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 Blue MountainBlue Mountain by George Cassidy Payne
Anointed by the elementsyou are my blueeyed mountain jewel, my empty breeze returning togreet the lipsof a valle
 Acing the French philosophy testAcing the French philosophy test by Joseph Gatt
Advice to high school French philosophy test takers. Last time I discussed how I coached French kids in philosophy. This time around I\'ll give advice on how to ace the test. The format of the t
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\"Maybelle, I am sick to death of this Corona Virus Thingy.” Peggy Joy said sardonically as she chewed on a mouthful of romaine lettuce. “And I am sick to death of getting salads that are nothin’ but gobs of lettuce and a tiny
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There\'s always a glimmer of hope in the darkest times,Always the promised golden dawn after the longest night,There\'s always kind Future packed with dollars and dimes,What i
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Australians have long delighted in the increasing annual whale migration from the Southern Ocean up along the country’s eastern seaboard, a spectacle that can be readily viewed from the shoreline or up close from runabouts and other small
 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
 Obituary: Idir (Hamid Cheriet) 1949-2020Obituary: Idir (Hamid Cheriet) 1949-2020 by Joseph Gatt
The global ethno-pop star that could have been. Immensely popular in his native Kabylie, somewhat popular in his native Algeria. A few fans in his adopted France. The Kabyle music scene is fascinating, because it is one of
 World Press Freedom DayWorld Press Freedom Day by The Ovi Team
Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their
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The messenger of God entered the Capitol of the Land of Nihilism and went before Pharaoh, ruler of the land.  There the messenger spoke, saying, “Thus saith the Lord: You are not owner of creation and the Earth is not yours to corrup
 Despots and Disease: Gossiping over Kim Jong-UnDespots and Disease: Gossiping over Kim Jong-Un by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 How I teach philosophyHow I teach philosophy by Joseph Gatt
Philosophy is a big part of the French curriculum. Every senior high school student has to go through 5 to 8 hours of philosophy classes. Most students dread those classes, and some parents send their kids over to me to coach them. So here\'s w
 NoMaskNoMask by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again, HERE!
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 I begI beg by Bohdan Yuri
I beg my will to show me still the simple strength from within, that I may hold on beyond the end and not fall weak to wanting trends.
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for May 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for May 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - A month of effort, long hours, of contemplating your accomplishments and worldly position, of interfacing with higher-ups, yields now to four weeks of happiness, entertainment, a lighter heart and
 A Buddhist Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic A Buddhist Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic by George Cassidy Payne
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 Career counselingCareer counseling by Joseph Gatt
I\'m going to answer “mail” I received from people seeking career counseling from me. When I say “mail” it was either mail or people seeking advice for themselves or family members. Details are altered, just for you to g
 Donald Trump's Governor Problem: Debates on Opening Up the EconomyDonald Trump's Governor Problem: Debates on Opening Up the Economy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 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.
 The economy: what happened? The economy: what happened? by Joseph Gatt
Anyone who knows me knows that I have mild OCD. I\'m set in my own ways. I vacuum clean my room with a lamp to make sure there\'s no dust stain left in the corners. I have wet towels for everything. I like to keep a cup of pens and a cup of sha
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Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, is currently being observed by Muslims. However, this time, Muslims are either restricted or strongly discouraged from congregating in the
 The Coronavirus Liability Craze: Holding China AccountableThe Coronavirus Liability Craze: Holding China Accountable by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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For more Walk & talk, HERE!
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All kindness comes from instant recognition from afarLike strict geometry is altogether accurateOf this wide world and its people as they drawn are;To accept facts and foibles
 Social media for the government Social media for the government by Joseph Gatt
A brief guide to social media use for government organizations, ministries or state-owned organizations. In the old days, if you were the government, you would write a press release that you would send to press agencies. Th
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 COVID-19: Resource Curse in Oil-Exporting CountriesCOVID-19: Resource Curse in Oil-Exporting Countries by Dr Mohd Shahidan Shaari
Countries with abundant natural resources have a head start as they can have comparative advantages. They can export at lower prices and thus the global quantity demanded of their resources will be on the rise. Hence, they can sustain their exp
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Look into my eyes and perhaps then you can see the difference between infatuation and love. Perhaps then you can see my heart. Straight to the marrow of me, the prizewinning flesh of the heart and matter and energy that I am carrying in my vein
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A brief guide to strategies you can use for social media. Most people use a mixture of strategies on social media. Actually, most people have no idea what they\'re doing on social media. So here are four strateg
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26th April 1986; an explosion and fire at the No. 4 reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine resulted in a nuclear meltdown sending radioactivity into the atmosphere. The Radiation fallout spread throughout Europe the Chernobyl disas
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 Self Portrait as a FrogletSelf Portrait as a Froglet by George Cassidy Payne
first I feedon mother\'s yolkattached am I to her algae soft fingersthen I start the process freshcovered by tiny teeth,my l
 Social media for businessSocial media for business by Joseph Gatt
A guide for using social media if you are a business, however small, however big, however huge. Your customers want to know three things: -Where are you located? -What products do yo
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
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Listening to Brahms very loudly,Drinking a deep lusty red wine ,I can hear the rolling waves Of the ocean crashing  On the nearby beach Through my wi
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April 24th marks World Day for Laboratory Animals – a day to remember the millions who have been killed, and to redouble efforts to hasten the end of all animal experiments. This year, Animal Aid is planning t
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 Successful business modelsSuccessful business models by Joseph Gatt
I\'ve discussed failed business a lot in the past. But below I\'ll discuss successful businesses, and how they went about their business. The basic idea is this. If you love providing a service, and don\'t really care too m
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April 23rd; World Book Day now that\'s my idea of the perfect awareness day! I l
 A Day of Mother Earth: Living in Harmony with NatureA Day of Mother Earth: Living in Harmony with Nature by Rene Wadlow
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To deer and dolphinforgive me. I have missed the markand often, even ifunintentionally, acted against you.
 The Fire Fauci BrigadeThe Fire Fauci Brigade by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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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
 The Coronavirus State: New Zealand and Authoritarian RumblingsThe Coronavirus State: New Zealand and Authoritarian Rumblings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 100000 Being100000 Being by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again, HERE!
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April 21st 1913; Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane. Georgia Broadwick was nickname
 The post-COVID-19 economyThe post-COVID-19 economy by Joseph Gatt
Common sense predictions about what will happen after COVID-19. Could be wrong, just speculating. Notes in no particular order. -Right now a lot of people are regretting not having saved money. Many are stuck in a situation
 CagesCages by Jan Sand
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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Yes, Give us Leaders who have SufferedAnd OverComeThe Darkness Outside and Inside ThemSelves
 Optimizing social media useOptimizing social media use by Joseph Gatt
Social media says something about your personality, about your connections, about your skills, about your hobbies, about your outlook on life, about your social identity, about your experience and about the institutions you attended and places
 Covid-1Covid-1 by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Lord Byron dies in GreeceLord Byron dies in Greece by The Ovi Team
April 19th 1824; George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron
 THE VISITATION: a Story of Horror & ArchetypeTHE VISITATION: a Story of Horror & Archetype by David Sparenberg
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Like a dark Lazarus I rose from the depths,
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Psychotherapists are usually the ones giving advice. But I\'ll give them advice here, in no particular order. -Unfortunately, as psychotherapists we get a lot of training in psychological theory, mainly in the history of ps
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Ten days before, nine EU member states issued a joined letter to the EU Council President Charles Michel, calling for the issuance of a joined European debt mechanism, or the “corona-bonds“ as they are named.The
 A few notes to historiansA few notes to historians by Joseph Gatt
A few notes to historians, in no particular order. -First off, a rant. I hear a lot here and there that “historians” or “intellectuals” are really trying to escape their social obligations, namely, escape getting a
 Julian Assange: One Year In BelmarshJulian Assange: One Year In Belmarsh by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Body CondumBody Condum by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 World Hemophilia DayWorld Hemophilia Day by The Ovi Team
April 17th; World Hemophilia Day is observed every year on 17th April to advocate a global effort to ensure appropriate care and treatment f
 Long Before the Coronavirus, Anthropologist Edward T. Hall Researched the Phenomenon of Social DistancingLong Before the Coronavirus, Anthropologist Edward T. Hall Researched the Phenomenon of Social Distancing by George Cassidy Payne
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 Julian Assange and Lockdown InjusticeJulian Assange and Lockdown Injustice by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Yossi Gatt FAQYossi Gatt FAQ by Joseph Gatt
Answers to questions I get asked frequently. -Why do you write exclusively in English? I wouldn\'t mind sharing my two cents in French or Spanish or perhaps Korean or Turkish or Hebrew. Wouldn\'t mind writing in Arabic or Kabyle
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #012nd opinion, quarantined! #01 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE!  
 Asia's Air Transport Industry CollapsesAsia's Air Transport Industry Collapses by Murray Hunter
 Boastful Pay Cuts: The Coronavirus IncentiveBoastful Pay Cuts: The Coronavirus Incentive by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The secret to perfect sexThe secret to perfect sex by Joseph Gatt
The secret to perfect sex is there is no perfect sex. I will discuss how it\'s done in pornography, in real life, and give you a few tips on how to do it better. One of the challenges I set myself was to talk about sex in a
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 The Coronavirus Poker GameThe Coronavirus Poker Game by Leah Sellers
“Hey Maybelle !” “Hey, Peggy Joy !” “Girl, I love your Face Mask !” exclaimed Peggy Joy. “Did you ma
 A Victory for the Fogeys: Bernie Sanders Drops OutA Victory for the Fogeys: Bernie Sanders Drops Out by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 More advice to writersMore advice to writers by Joseph Gatt
A few notes to writers, in no particular order. -Readers will pick up your essay, novel or article if they find the title matches their personal interests and satisfies their curiosity. Two reasons they can be curious: they
 Tested PositiveTested Positive by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 EasterEaster by David Sparenberg
 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.
 Easter of the ResurrectionEaster of the Resurrection by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Greek Easter traditionsGreek Easter traditions by The Ovi Team
Easter time, from the carnivals that come before the Lenten fast through Holy Week and the celebrations of Easter, is a special season in Greece. Since the date of the Greek Orthodox Easter is based on a modified Julian calendar and the Western
 "Captain Cook's Endeavour Voyage" - A review "Captain Cook's Endeavour Voyage" - A review by Warren Reed
 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
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 Easter bunnies and Easter eggsEaster bunnies and Easter eggs by The Ovi Team
Rabbits have been associated with springtime since ancient times. It is believed that a symbol of the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring Eostre was the hare. It was Eostre\'s sacred animal since it was a symbol of fertility and the rebirth of nature
 Bob Dylan in New York CityBob Dylan in New York City by The Ovi Team
 Banal Terrors: Pandemics and the Ordinary Business of WarBanal Terrors: Pandemics and the Ordinary Business of War by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Where Are the Colors of Time?Where Are the Colors of Time? by Bohdan Yuri
Where are the colors of time,Do they hide in the opaque islands,Floating in our white crowded sky?Can we dare imagine,To believe that they are real?
 Palestinian and Israeli historyPalestinian and Israeli history by Joseph Gatt
History is one of those rare topics I love to read about but would rather not discuss. Not because I\'m uncomfortable with the truth, but because I\'m uncomfortable with the historian mentality. In Korea for example, histor
 Walk & talk 2011Walk & talk 2011 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk HERE! For more
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 Hopes AloneHopes Alone by Saloni Kaul
Hopes elastic as dream and fiction stretchThe canopy to the greatest extentLike kindness generosity have a \'go and fetch\'Capacity that\'s infinite in content;
 Coronavirus Socialism for the WealthyCoronavirus Socialism for the Wealthy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Covid-19 Likely to Accelerate a Business Environment RevolutionCovid-19 Likely to Accelerate a Business Environment Revolution by Murray Hunter
 Darkness Darkness by Nikos Laios
The darkness Comes to all of us,It’s how we handle The light that counts,How we spend The time we have Left unde
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A lot of my friends tell me that the Jews “invented” capitalism, and “invented” communism, in a “divide and conquer” kind of strategy to better rule the world. Let me bust this myth. I\'l
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8th April 1994; Modern rock icon Kurt Cobain lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana commits suicide with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
 World on Autopilot: The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19World on Autopilot: The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19 by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 God and the PandemicGod and the Pandemic by George Cassidy Payne
 East Asia's low birth ratesEast Asia's low birth rates by Joseph Gatt
Here\'s an aphorism I came up with. Want a woman to have 12 children? Get her to drop out in the 6th grade. Want her to have 6 children? Get her to drop out in the 9th grade. Want her to have 3 children? Get her to drop out in the last year of
 Jim Clark killedJim Clark killed by The Ovi Team
April 7th 1968; Motor racing world champion Jim Clark was killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim. Clark, 32, was at the wheel of his Lotus-Cosworth which left the track at 170mph (274km/h), somersaulted through the air an
 The Coronavirus' Swan SongThe Coronavirus' Swan Song by Leah Sellers
 Dangerous Gifts: Coronavirus and Trump's Sanctions RegimeDangerous Gifts: Coronavirus and Trump's Sanctions Regime by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 To all those who invest in finance or real estateTo all those who invest in finance or real estate by Joseph Gatt
A conversation between myself and a fictional friend on finance, real estate and investments. Friend: I think I need to invest my money somewhere. Do you think the stock market\'s a good option, or do you think I should inv
 Conscience: The Inner Voice of the Higher SelfConscience: The Inner Voice of the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow
 LovedLoved by Abigail George
 Signing in and Dropping Out: Coronavirus and the Virtual UniversitySigning in and Dropping Out: Coronavirus and the Virtual University by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Global physician leaders call for urgent action to protect health professionals and carersGlobal physician leaders call for urgent action to protect health professionals and carers by Ovi Magazine Guest
 BLESSING WAY & PRAYER of the INTERIOR FORMS of the EARTHBLESSING WAY & PRAYER of the INTERIOR FORMS of the EARTH by David Sparenberg
 The Swedish Alternative: Coronavirus as a Grand GambleThe Swedish Alternative: Coronavirus as a Grand Gamble by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 What do the Palestinians want?What do the Palestinians want? by Joseph Gatt
I\'ve had chats with Palestinians. Their names are Salaheddine, who works as an Arabic-English-Persian translator. Or Sirine, a 39 year-old woman, who studied engineering, dreams of setting up robots or a startup, but has been unemployed over 1
 The changing nature of Thailand's deep south insurgencyThe changing nature of Thailand's deep south insurgency by Murray Hunter
 Advice to parents in times of confinementAdvice to parents in times of confinement by Joseph Gatt
Random advice to parents in these times of confinement and beyond. -Dear beloved parents, first thing you need to know is that children under the age of 13 tend to have a very vague notion of identity. In many cases they ha
 Barbaric Decisions: Coronavirus, Refusing Bail and Julian AssangeBarbaric Decisions: Coronavirus, Refusing Bail and Julian Assange by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The sobering statistics of COVID-19The sobering statistics of COVID-19 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 The needleThe needle by Bohdan Yuri
The needledoesn’t hurtas muchas you lookingat mewith eyesthat never sawwhere I wasto getto whe
 Goodbye GabbardGoodbye Gabbard by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 An Inglorious Opportunity: Coronavirus and Emergency PowersAn Inglorious Opportunity: Coronavirus and Emergency Powers by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for April 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for April 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
 Palestinian philosophy on one footPalestinian philosophy on one foot by Joseph Gatt
Think you understand the Palestinians? Think again. Here\'s a 5 minute read on the world according to the Palestinians. Belief number 1. The Palestinians believe this. They believe that we Jews practiced Islam in Biblical t
 MotherNature = doneMotherNature = done by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Brief notes on the beloved BerbersBrief notes on the beloved Berbers by Joseph Gatt
A few notes on the great Berber people. -My hypothesis is as follows: Semitic people and Afro-Asiatic people (or languages) originate from the Nile, and moved West to North Africa (and became the Berbers) and East to the Le
 Mirrors Mirrors by Abigail George
 Business as Usual: Coronavirus, Iran and US SanctionsBusiness as Usual: Coronavirus, Iran and US Sanctions by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Oklahoma! On BroadwayOklahoma! On Broadway by The Ovi Team
 Coronavirus and the Prison Industrial ComplexCoronavirus and the Prison Industrial Complex by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Jean Giono and the Energies of the EarthJean Giono and the Energies of the Earth by Rene Wadlow
 Myths and realities of the current economyMyths and realities of the current economy by Joseph Gatt
Notes on the past, present, future of the economy, in no particular order. -In 1919, after 4 years of what was known back then as “the Great War” political and economic actors vowed that “there will never
 AntySaurus Prick 2004AntySaurus Prick 2004 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick HERE!
 Sunshine On My ShouldersSunshine On My Shoulders by The Ovi Team
 Trump's Final Act Is a Global Tragedy  Trump's Final Act Is a Global Tragedy by George Cassidy Payne
 The Pandemic Surveillance StateThe Pandemic Surveillance State by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Explaining the Cremieux DecreeExplaining the Cremieux Decree by Joseph Gatt
On 24 October, 1870, Algeria\'s Jews were granted French citizenship by decree. This decree still causes a lot of heated rhetoric among many Muslim Algerians and French anti-Semites. Here\'s what the Muslim Algerians tell m
 CONFRONTING CRISIS: Lessons to be LearnedCONFRONTING CRISIS: Lessons to be Learned by David Sparenberg
 Viral Reactions: The Smugness of Celebrity Self-IsolationViral Reactions: The Smugness of Celebrity Self-Isolation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Lessons from a possible financial meltdownLessons from a possible financial meltdown by Joseph Gatt
I rarely share insider stories, but here\'s a good one. A Korean bank CEO complained that Starbucks Korea had way more liquidity than the bank he owned. For the story Starbucks is a coffee franchise, but dropped
 Applause idiot Greek! (in Greek) Applause idiot Greek! (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
 Academia dilemmas Academia dilemmas by Joseph Gatt
Are professors teachers, are they researchers or administrators? And are students going to college for networking, learning, or acing tests? No one really has the answer to these questions. Not one single university clearly
 The ExileThe Exile by Nikos Laios
The old woodenShack sat on the edge Of a sand dune on a Desolate beach On the outskirts Of the city.
 The two faces of Hunger #7The two faces of Hunger #7 by Katerina Charisi
 Walk & talk 2010Walk & talk 2010 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
 The Democrats' VP Choice: How to Extract the Sensible Republicans from the Trump PartyThe Democrats' VP Choice: How to Extract the Sensible Republicans from the Trump Party by Bohdan Yuri
 Possible bank liquidity crisis on one legPossible bank liquidity crisis on one leg by Joseph Gatt
Here\'s the cycle in North America, Europe, Asia. Banks loan money to households, corporations, local state governments and national governments. Local national governments, state governments, corporations, households, fail to repay their payme
 Viktor Frankl: An Inner Drive to Find a Meaning For LifeViktor Frankl: An Inner Drive to Find a Meaning For Life by Rene Wadlow
 The Portuguese Discovery of AustraliaThe Portuguese Discovery of Australia by Warren Reed
 Surf the Internet Instead: Britannic Herd Immunity and CoronavirusSurf the Internet Instead: Britannic Herd Immunity and Coronavirus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Saving South KoreaSaving South Korea by Joseph Gatt
A few notes which hopefully will be helpful to South Korea. -Coca Cola and Pepsi sales have declined steeply in the last 10-15 years. Many reasons explain the decline: competition from home-made and other drink companies, t
 Exoneration through personal responsibility (in Greek)Exoneration through personal responsibility (in Greek) by Ovi Greece
 The Quest for Reform in Malaysia Yields to a Malay Dream AccomplishedThe Quest for Reform in Malaysia Yields to a Malay Dream Accomplished by Murray Hunter
 Resisting Interpretation: The Perpetrator and Domestic Violence in AustraliaResisting Interpretation: The Perpetrator and Domestic Violence in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Moralising Hoarding, Panic Buying and CoronavirusMoralising Hoarding, Panic Buying and Coronavirus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Erich Fromm: Meeting the Challenges of the CenturyErich Fromm: Meeting the Challenges of the Century by Rene Wadlow
I believe that the One World which is emerging can come into existence only if a New Man comes into being - a man who has emerged from the archaic ties of blood and soil, and who feels himself to be a citizen of the wor
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Political, economic, social notes on France. -France\'s growth has been stagnating over the last 20 years or so. This means two lost decades for France. This means the French who were born in 1980 and who entered the workfo
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Hi Greta, First of all congratulations on all the attention you\'re getting for your climate change action, and protest action against climate change and for environmental protection. You, Greta
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I could be wrong but I do not thinkit can be measured in Hz. An unfolding, gentle shift of the brainwave. A pink noise rumbling.A rainmaking noise likea head dissolving into a
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From the university perspective, dwindling local university populations, along with a demand for international education from now wealthy nations like China and Korea and India and Saudi Arabia, means that international students can be a good s
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In solitude I heardThe trees whisper In the heat of the day Among the cicada songs,
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Social economics is more like YouTube than Instagram. That is social economics is diverse, moving, dynamic and collective, when most people think of the economy as individual and static. Let me explain. There are several ca
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When I consult with patients as a therapist, I look at a lot of things. One of the things I look at is conversation pathologies among the patients or in the environment surrounding the patients. Now we all lie every now and
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There are four types of husband or wife people tend to want. This is descriptive, not prescriptive work. -The domestic worker/sex slave They say it\'s usually men who abuse the wife and reduce the wife to a dome
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We are a nation that will soon turn 72. We were born in 1948. In the 1960s, we used to brag about all the elections that we never had. Everyone claimed to vote, bu
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I’m tired of disciplinin
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restlesslya man could not sleep—the woman’s voice
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“Hank, come on down for breakfast, Hon. We gotta’ talk over a couple of things before we head on into the Restaurant,” Maybelle hollered upstairs.As Maybelle set everything out on the Kitchen Table, Hank c
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In an ideal world, professors and researchers would be charismatic figures, well-read, and who can give clear lectures and write clear papers on their subjects of specialty. Furthermore, ideally, professors and researchers should be able have a
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The United Nations General Assembly, on the initiative of Nurbch Jeenbrev, the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the U.N. in New York, has proclaimed 20 February as the “World Day of Social Justice” with an emp
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Do you want to be famous but have no idea what you want to be famous for? I mean, do you want to launch a startup but have no idea what startups to launch? Here are a few ideas. Grocery lists and the smart house
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The days and nights Melt into one,
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We Israelis and Americans think that the rest of the world elects politicians to solve problems, not create them. We Israelis and Americans are naive. In most countries, politicians are not chosen to solve problems. In most
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Why am I here?Who sent me towound my enemieswith these gravesideprayers hollow enoughto stick a fist through?Who invited me?
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Every ASEAN nation is different and every individual is different. Sweeping generalizations about culture in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia. Generalities
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PassengerI climb the misty mountain peak. And heavy clouds will be my bed, the last place where I will sleep.Just let me take my breath... Just give me a moment to
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Latin America and the Caribbean comprise 39 states and territories depending on how you count. Sweeping generalizations about cultural traits in those Hispanic and Portuguese nations and territories. Generalities
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Ζητείται όραμα ή οραματισ
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Pale opalescent cloudscapes of vapourBreathe like a canvas stained in vibrant pigment blur,All sulphur-stamped’s the sun’s clouddriven capers ,Po
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Nations and territories discussed here are China, North and South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR. Sweeping generalizations about those nations, as each territory or individual is different. GeneralitiesTwo
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Seeping,Soaked, stained Ingrained through Textured paper;The paint squeezed From the tube.
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Pre-9/11 means two things: pre-Internet and pre-9/11 attacks. The 9/11 attacks were indeed almost simultaneous with the explosion of the Internet. So the Muslims faced a double challenge: how to define their identity in the face of the horrific
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In the early 20th century, a mixture of a revolution in machines and mechanics and an ability to map space led to space exploration. The pioneers of space exploration were over-excited. It kind of worked like this. When I w
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Math is simple and should stay simple. I know it\'s in the DNA of people to make their jobs sound less accessible than they actually are, and I know mathematicians like to make it sound like they have brains three times the size of a non-mathem
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(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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Cinema and soap operas help promote tourism, help promote social cohesion, give people something to talk about at work, at school or during resting time. I thought a lot about what genres the Algerian cinema industry could
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Let me save you some embarrassment in future meetings. There are basically three types of people. First, people who assert their individual authority and rank. Second type of person are those who assert their individual and tribal authority. Th
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I woke up In a corner Of a dark room In a cold sweat
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Mistakes done at offices, in no particular order. Mistake number 1: leaving office members with no work to do for several weeks or monthsWhen office workers show up to the office but there are no projects to wor
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We Americans value the notion of “relevance” in intellectual conversation. That is when exchanging intellectual information or debating about current events, we try to remain relevant to the single current even being discussed.
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There\'s no clear definition of what diplomacy means. But the word “diplomacy” is usually understood as being “the pursuit of politics through non-violent means.” Namely, diplomacy means discussion,
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In a not too Distant seeming Tragic UnReality made Reality…….“Hey Vlad ! So glad you came by to Congratulate me at my Pussy Cat Grabbin’ Pad !”“Dah ! Dah ! Gl
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Korean, Chinese and Japanese companies engage in a daily ritual where at the end of the day they shower their subordinates with value judgments on what they believe the value of their subordinates\' work was. Everything from the choice of suit
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The Koreans often tell me that they don\'t get Nobels because, despite deserving them, their works are not translated into English or something. That is if Korean physicists were translated into English, or Korean novelists were translated into
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Anyone who\'s dated a Korean girl or any Jew who was adopted by an Arab family will be all too familiar with psychological warfare. What is psychological warfare in the first place? Here\'s what it looks like:
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I never met youYou died by gunshotWas it you whopulled the trigger?They say that youhad enemiesWho r
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Here is a morning fogThat rises from the snowTo inhabit head-tall spaceIn lightless glow.
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Notes and advice to the South Koreans on the economy, in no particular order. General philosophy
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Theatrics and advice on negotiating with the North Koreans. Yossi is partnered with a North Korean named Tae Seon in a language exchange program. Yossi (in Korean): Hi, my name is Yossi,
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Pipe DreamsLight a pipedream a lifeA pipe dreamsSo it seems…  
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In my youthPoetry was aRiver that flowed Deep within me,
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Just when we were about to give up hope… No—stop!  This is
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It was wearing a crimsonfedora and a gun metal blackv neck t-shirt
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China, Japan and Korea believe in supply-side economics. That is the Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan believe that if you supply a product, there will automatically be a demand for the product. Now why do East
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January 19th 1966; Indira Gandhi, only daughter of India\'s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became the country\'s next leader. She was chosen at the end of a bitter leadership battle with former finance minister Morarji Desai. Following
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Up until around 2014, Google search results had the same rankings no matter where you were. If you typed “best burger in town” the search rankings would be the same whether you were in Sydney, Australia, or Auckland, New Zealand, or
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I breathe, I smile, I walk a mile,I cook, I look, I sit a while.Lots of things that can be done,Can be a nuisance, can be fun,But, professional, these a
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Human nature has it that we are protected by a community. Individual human beings are usually protected by their parents, with whom they tend to have a hierarchical but protective relationship. Individuals then tend to play a role in a tribe, o
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Seldom do I dream;often do I poem.I have pondered this:Why?Who gives guidance to any otherwho does not first have
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In the heat of the day they suffer,The sky is glowing orange like hellAnd they huddle on a beach Waiting for boats to arrive As the flames steadily
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I am a man. 5 feet 9, rather sturdy. Yet I was a victim of domestic violence by my ex-girlfriend for many years. The story goes like this. It was threatening text messages, it was hours of rage at home, it was weeks of disappearance and silent
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As though at the behest of some primeval thinking force,A distant sun’s haze is astonishingly there agleam ,Vying with these shapechanging clouds for form Like sharp for
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Restless Hawk (V2)The angels of wings are always in flightbe the devil or archangel Michael.I\'m a hawk, I\'m a night owl nightbarroom flights, fighter,seeing eyes t
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Notes on racism in France, in no particular order. Note that France does not recognize ethnicities. Generalizations about ethnicities can be considered unlawful in France, if such generalizations can lead to ethnic violence or calls for ethnic
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)I want you to bring me to life, bring me flowers, Ihave become nothing. In the station of the metro, girls arebeing woken up by kisses.
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When you build the biggest tower in the world, you need to at least consider that no one wants to work on the 72nd floor. When you reevaluate your currency, you need to at least consider that people\'s savings will be wiped out. When you hire a
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This guy in the other pit.He’s got a better demon
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You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: Insertbrainherecomic
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January 11th 1928; Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He lived there in internal exile for a year bef
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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
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The way I see sex is there are three forms of sex: “passionate love” would be the first. “Addicted impulse” would be the second. “Caving into the addicted impulse of a partner” would be the third.
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Sing goddess,Dance with me;
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The main problem with anti-Semitism is this. In Arab nations, France, Korea, Japan and Muslim countries in general, leadership tends to be opaque. Very opaque. In companies, the leader\'s name is often taboo and can\'t be pronounced. No one kno
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For more Then, Again, HERE!
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January 9th, On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iP
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This article is a reaction to a deluge of articles on why suicide is so prevalent in the K-pop industry. Suicide, corruption, rape, serial womanizing and murder are fortunately marginal but exist in all industries.
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(for Vincent Moloi, a pair of boots and a bicycle)I miss you. I don\'t miss you. I miss you. I reallydon\'t care if you care, I don\'t miss you. Yourhead is Muir and full of dev
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January 8th, one of Hollywood’s most famous clashes of the titans - an ups
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For more Then, Again. HERE!
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Fragile, shalehands holdthe womb
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Japan and South Korea have radically different public relations and public diplomacy approaches. Japan spends almost zero dollars on public relations, and uses a “if you want to come see us, come see us, but we won\'t invite you” ki
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Outcast like farflung rock on which he sitsMost greedily tears open his newspaper Wrapped castaway  apparent charityAnd gobbles hungrily down all the fish and chips
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For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
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The sky is oran
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Let me be a little radical here. Human beings, plants and animals pretty much have the same purpose in life: breeding children in the best possible conditions, and ensuring the best possible future for their seedlings. That
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3rd of January 1496, Leonardo da Vinci tried for the first time unsuccessfully unfortunately to fly with one of the flying machines that had become his passion for long time. So that makes a great chance to remember the unbelievable creations o
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I use a condescending, almost racist term for China, Japan and Korea and ASEAN nations. I call them the “yellow” papers; because of how much they love to sit down and gossip (it\'s basically all they do). The Arab world, Indians and
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Voorspoedige nuwe jaarKul \'am wa antum bikhair
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Life SpansEvery day someone’s born,Everyday someone dies,All day long, emotions are alive,All day long, anything to survive,
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Right now the main lines of defense for Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been indicted on charges of fraud and bribery, have been as follows: they either say “he\'s corrupt but so is everyone else” or “he should be acquitted becaus
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For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
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The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year\'s Eve, \"Auld Lang Syne\" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. Burns transcribed it (and m
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The Ten Commandments on how to run a book publishing company. Or ten conditions to publish a book. 1- Clarity. Any book about to be published should be perfectly clear, and its contents should not leave the reader\'s head s
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The Sage Straight upright in position lotus, all those points about he co-relates.Within he vanishes, swift enters the Self, the rising energies exacerbate.
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A Car Bomb in Baghdad winds originatingat the edge of a gravel road, he gripped a rib bone between the remai
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We have all experienced this in some form, first hand or second hand. My brother (or sister) comes live in my apartment as she is between jobs, or looking for a job, or fresh out of college. I give her a room and pocket money and feed her and t
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“But, Sir, this is America. I’m supposed to be able to get a Fair and Just Trial, just like our President Trumpty’s !”“And just what are you inferring ?”
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One thing we Israelis should know is that the average Arab tends not to believe in friendship and any “friendship\" often involves financial variables.
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Dábírà,Your name has in it the duetof sublime harmony,captivating solos of serenemotions,of mel
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The first question you want to ask is who are the tourist groups? For Algeria, the potential market is for the following tourists: -Second, third, fourth generation Muslim Algerians residing overseas (mostly in France and C
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Ripped, buzz,  Cracked, cut, snapped,
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Christmas in ParisI.When mother died, she got to think about her father,This man she never knew.All she knew was t
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10 ideas for the South Korean economy to get back in track.1- A greater diversity of businesses
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Last July, Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected Prime Minister in a post-memorandums Greece, promising a new day for a nation that had gone through a financial hell and still hadn\'t finished with
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(for my mother, father, sister, and brother)       I haven’t fallen in love in eighthours. I wish I could fly out of thisroom to any place th
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A few notes on the USMCA agreement, in no particular order. -When NAFTA was signed in 1994, the US and Canada kind of knew that the trade balance would favor Mexico, but still went through with the deal, thinking that Mexic
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inspired by & freely adapted from a poem by the French poet Paul Eluard On every doorat every gatein every doorwayon all the windows, mirrors
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Countries covered here are Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Sweeping generalizations about human resources in those countries, in no particular order. -First thing that comes to mind i
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“Cheyenne, what are you up to, Baby ? You’ve been quiet for way too long ?” Cheyenne’s Mama asked lightly from the Living Room.“I’m Experimentin’ with my Frogs, Mama,” Cheyenne answered seriou
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A few notes on solving the unemployment crisis and how to use expats in the workforce in South Korea.-First off, big one. South Korea, Japan and China have this problem where they have ultra-liberal economic policies, low t
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Dear Ovi Magazine readers, staff, writers, passers-by, Dario Moreno resembles me in many ways. He was orphaned, Turkish, Jewish and something of a global citizen. And in a passionate love song he dedicated to Brigit
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Twirling sedately on its axis ,A bottle shape slowly revolves.Like molten gold all selfcontained A heightened burnished sheen thickly evolves.   
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What do people mean when they say they speak 6,7,8, 12 or 4 languages? Truth is it depends on the person. So here I\'ll discuss what different people mean when they say they speak several languages, and I\'ll offer tools to “measure
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Our journey wanders in lost shadows,Seeking dreams of ancient hallows.  We move along without much qualm ,waiting our turn, standing in the dark. While a brand
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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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They feel and carry The weight of the world,I feel and carry the Weight of the world,
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You have two enemies on the stock market: stock brokers, and financial firms. Let me break it down for you. Stock brokers: Back in 2011-2014 I was attending several conferences and events around the world. I could detect th
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For more For the Moment HERE! For more O
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I\'ve been invited to many internal business meetings in China, Japan and Korea. Conversation tends to revolve around quantitative data (how much money was made, how many customers came) and individual relationships (who came visit the company,
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December 16th, English novelist Jane Austen is born on this day in 1775, t
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)This is not a suicide note to remind the cruel worldabout me, about my name. The boy with the darkhair has already mov
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Q & A on the possible construction of a third temple in Jerusalem. Question: Why would we Jews build a third temple in Jerusalem in the coming years? Why would some Jews want to do that? Answer: Let me reass
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Given my previous articles, I think you now understand the gist of the difference between militarized talk, rapport talk and report talk. So in this article, I will give a few examples and very brief descriptions of convers
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O heavenly sky,Let me bathe in The magnificence Of your aqua-blue,
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Words first arrived on cave walls in France and Spain,Shaped as animals, aurochs and deer.Symbolic prey, sorceries of hunt. It is presumedThose dark halls echoed speech to res
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Point is we need precise wording. There are several hypotheses as to how we evolved to become human beings. Mine would be one where some fish-like species evolved to some kind of frog-like species that evolved adapted to living on land. That fr
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    (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).     (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).    (He sleeps the sleep of an addict).
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The wind howls And the train clings To the cliff top ove
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Let\'s say you live in a city where your four kids go to school and your wife is employed. You just lost your job, and finding one in the city will be complicated. To top that off, let\'s say that you\'re a telecommunications engineer, and the
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I have not done a formal study on the causes of divorce. Nor do I have statistics. I did conduct several informal surveys, looking at happily married couples and divorced couples around the world. I took notes, and here\'s what I found. The div
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The orange light swirled,And the foaming waves
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A number of commonly used chemicals have been found to be extremely damaging to the ozone layer. Halocarbons are chemicals in which one or more carbon atoms are linked to one or more halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine). Haloca
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On a cold Saturday morning I walked down An Athenian Street To my regular cafe,
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We have reached the end.  We lack fervor and are without water.If a dem
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The seventeen year old Texas-American Girl peered seriously at the much older German Lady she had grown to Respect and Love through exchanged Letters throughout the years, and Memories of the times Frau Eckfelder had gladly Babysat her when her
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-Modern casinos were invented for two purposes: to take people\'s money, and for money laundering purposes.
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In silence I drankThe moon tonight,
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What joins wit to weight is matterIn filigreed ionic fieldsThat seine sensation from the scatter,Covet it in horny shieldsTo integrate, elucidate, eliminate and formulateT
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Usually I put forward my personal ideas here on Ovi, but this time around I\'m going to give a shout out to an Israeli informal group that goes around middle schools, high schools, universities and sometimes military academies or even pubs to g
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(for my mother and father)The world in which I liveis a ki
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In Israel, to speak “be tachless” is the norm. There is no correct equivalent of the word “tachless” but I can give you examples. Your friend invites you home for lunch and you don\'t like the food. In most countries you
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I think about how the hive mindknows how to act in one direction,
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Here are a few of the problems that you can encounter in your country\'s banking and financial sector. Cyclical problemsOversupply of cash and overinvestment: In some cases, banks supply too much cash to stimula
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These are real (somewhat altered) conversations I\'ve had with people who were looking for loans or funding. Next time I\'ll discuss the banking and finance system on a more serious tone, so stay tuned. The point I\'m trying to make here is the
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Everything you wanted to know about Ankara but did not dare to ask. The basics Ankara, Turkey. Turkey, the Middle East. The Middle East, hot desertic weather and conservative Muslims. Wrong.
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Create something neat ! Why destroy that , precious or otherwise ! Live and let live in fame , glory or  total oblivion. Do use th
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It took me thirteen years to reach the restless ones,Wayward tales filled with Fears, a prelude to be called;A warm embrace now easily fell into a weak charade.I wish I knew wha
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Almost everything you wanted to know about Maputo but did not dare to ask. Before we beginWhen you arrive in Maputo you will need some survival Portuguese. Bom dia is good morning, como esta is how are you, muit
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Everything you wanted to know about Bogota but did not dare to ask. For startersBogota is incredibly modern for a Latin American city. There are many shopping malls, all the major brands are rep
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If you really, really want to invest in the stock market here\'s my advice. Take it as the advice of a buddy you\'re having a beer with, not a financial expert. The best way to make money in the stock market is by looking a
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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 city wore Its metallic skin Like a cheap Dress washed inGlowing neon colours,As the hookers and pimpsH
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The United States is a liberal capitalist economy, one where there is a clear separation between government and private enterprise. In terms of global economies, this is the exception rather than the rule. Most global econo
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Iran finances ISIS and the Iraqi government in Iraq. Divide, and conquer. Iran finances ISIS and the Syrian government in Syria. Divide, and conquer. Iran finances Houthi rebels and pro-
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How many ways can I tell you I love you?None! The language of love has no words,It is a tender sigh, a gentle touch, A warmth wrapped in sen
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President Park Chung Hee of South Korea (1961-1979) would spend every morning of every day, including weekends, discussing the economy with his advisors, and no stone was left unturned. He would then spend the afternoon discussing security with
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What immigration is for immigrants to Europe, North America, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand: better social status in their home country, improved economic status, more political status within their families. Better marriage prospects, mor
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“No, Mommy ! You can not Punish me !”“What, did you just say to me, Young Man ?”“President Trump never gets Punished for doing Bad Things.”
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When you have military power and alliances you have low anxiety levels, meaning free societies. When you have low military power but good alliances you have moderate anxiety levels, which lead to tribal societies. When you are surrounded with m
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Did you see The the lost kitesUp there floatingIn the cold windSwirling with Scraps of paper in The dark w
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From Siva’s locks down brow or  Vishnu’s toe,At Gomukhi* from towering Himalayan peaks,(*Cow’s Mouth Cave)Translucent green Gangotri springs, down to plains it goes
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Israel was always a consensus. The consensus was, and these are my words “a State where cultural and religious Jews live in harmony.” That is, if you ask a religious Jew: are cultural Jews, Jews? They will say yes and make no furthe
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Such a familiar sound.Black bear digging for pine cones.
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I wouldn\'t put all the blame on China for the trade deficit between China and the US. China is relatively crime free, food is cheap, booze and cigarettes are cheap, you can smoke in pubs, transportation systems are excellent in China, housing
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8 June has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of the Oceans to highlight the important role that the United Nations has played in crea
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The heart cries, Its voice muted.Eyes well
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Financial advisers don\'t think in terms of “how can I help YOU make money” but in terms of “how can YOU help ME make money.” They tend to sell you all kinds of dreams, stories about people who invested in hedge funds an
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On May 23, 2019 the weeks-long elections in India delivered a stunning victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A second term for a Hindutvadi fascist party that pampers and promotes a Hindu majorita
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While crossing the Yamuna stormy that grows turbulent,He combats river that takes its own stubborn stand ;Straw basket Babe dangles from hand like tapped talent,
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Yes, We the Peoples of the World are Better Than Symptomatic Trumpianism !Greed, in all of its insidiously devastating Corruptible and Corrosive Forms.Tyrannical, Self-Serving B
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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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A Poet of the Glen came to a high rock and sat atop it, with quiet sheep feeding around him.
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The Growing past Nourishes our Diminishing Future.
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The problem with me is I always wanted to learn in an education system that defined you by how much you learn, not how much you succeed. Placing first on each test, then becoming a doctor is what defined your success. I wanted to become a teach
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The French education system seems to be agonizing. In my opinion three things need to be fixed: the curriculum, teachers and testing. The curriculum Humanities: French, history and philosophy are taught, but wit
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Unfortunately, the United States cannot be Trusted or Counted On by AnyOne AnyWhere in the Nation or on the
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Up until 1973, university grades did not depend on your ability to get a job. Most jobs were obtained through referrals and sponsorship, and it was a colleague who would recommend someone for the job, the referred person would go through an inf
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“Gol’ dang it, Theodore Joseph ! Get that gol’ durned Drone out of the Barn. Right now, young man !” Mr. Hopper hollered at his distracted Son.No sooner than Mr. Hopper hopped all over his er
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Last ChanceBehold the fading beautyof an unfurled rosefrail petals fall from touchone by onesweet fragrancelingers...
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The United States is a democracy where decisions are taken largely by consensus. South Korea is an authoritarian democracy, one where democratically elected leaders have vast powers and decide with little consensus. Then you have North Korea, a
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Storm sea of greenGreen of spring grassGrass over land
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Yahoo, Google, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are all American companies so my non-American friends like to talk about internet colonialism. Starbucks, McDonald\'s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Papa John\'s, Wall Mart or GAP is Americ
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The sharp cold corners of the dayDeny the soft foundries where the IUndoes all regulation. Not locationNor chopping minutes’ disciplinesCan marsha
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“Parfois la politique c\'est le diner de cons.” That\'s what the French say, which roughly translates to “sometimes politics is a dinner where fools are guests.” Le diner de cons is a French movie where rich people decid
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North Korea doesn\'t believe in long-term plans. Simply because North Koreans believe that if they reveal their long-term plans, people are going to come meddle with their long-term plans. So it\'s not like you could tell North Koreans what lif
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The grey mist Sat on the ocean In the harshness Of winter and white flecksDanced on the choppy seaUnder strong winds
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Obstacles to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, in no particular order -Violent attacks on Israel Car ramming, knife attacks, terrorist attacks, kite bombs, Palestinians always find a way to attack Israel,
 Walk & talk 910Walk & talk 910 by Thanos Kalamidas
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We often assume that aliens or extraterrestrials are about the same size as human beings, come from planets with similar features as planet Earth, and have means of communication and transportation that resemble those found on planet Earth. Her
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A Blast from the Past of Similar Ilk to America and the World\'s Present Day Democracy Blaster.....So, why is everyone in such an uproar about Donald Sterling ? What’s the Big-Mac-Daddy-Donald-not-so-Sterling
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Sunchaser’s Escapades So , as I tell, to cut long stories short, succinct ,Wild conservation by elders-ancients in the systemWas inbuilt ; animals protected most b
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There are a lot of unknowns about the universe. First, we don\'t know whether the universe is finite or infinite. But let\'s delve directly into the question. Assuming the universe is finite, it would probably contain something along the lines
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If you are shocked by flocks of foxes,Deterred by a herd of birds,Never fear, it’s quite clearYou can be coerced by words. 
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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Professors are chosen to teach at your school based on three criteria: -The prestige of the school they attended -The sheer volume of publications they have (the longer the list of publications the better) -and,
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You can no longer warm your cold hands, nor offer them in friendship. You have time to look back only once to see the life of your friendship with the flowers, the pleasure you take in love, the light ignited in your heart of
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The IMF and other creditors no longer loan money if they\'re not sure to get it back. Creditor institutions have a long history of loaning money to countries whose shaky governments ended up embezzling the loaned money, perpetuating a vicious c
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The path Is not straight,It is long and arduousAnd it winds through life,It will take you on many Journeys and adventures,The seen and the unforesee
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11 reasons for the rise of anti-Semitism in France, in no particular orderElitist Jewish (and non-Jewish) public intellectuals
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Traditionally Algeria designates the highest-ranking army official to lead the nation (Ben Bella, Boumediene, Chadli, Boudiaf, Zeroual) or the longest-serving political official to lead the nation (Kafi, Bouteflika). That is to avoid fights ove
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The main problem is that Kim Jung Eun is perceived like a god in his country. So Kim Jung Eun\'s line of work is on that deals a lot with propaganda, and the rest is trying to make money to preserve the elite\'s financial status.
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Sweet SpiritMother of AllSoul of All Creation
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When you discuss diversity, do you discuss ethnic diversity or cultural diversity? What are the varying degrees of ethnicity and culture? When providing citizenship do you take ethnicity into account, culture into account or both?
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The waltz of warmthThat dances in and outOf each yearIs played on instrumentsThat seem sturdy.
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The problem is a lot of South Koreans are not buying housing, or are only renting temporary housing, or living with their parents, even when married. Simply because Koreans know that if they buy a house, the value of the house will soon, very s
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Why do death-thoughts come aroundwhen recallingthe tender warmth of a woman’s body?Must every flower be fragile?Why does aging happenwhen reme
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The myth says that women make 80 cents to the dollar or 70 cents to the dollar of what men make for doing the exact same tasks. There\'s some truth to the myth, but if you know anything about salary negotiation, you probably know that three fac
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Thanks to the state and non-state actors, our world is increasingly becoming insecure and unsafe for ordinary civilians.  No place is safe and secure for them!
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On schooners sturdy handcrafted like the toughest boots,Knit close, we\'re back to pioneering history\'s grassroots.Resistant as boat-boot, sail through life. As for st
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The social consensus in South Korea was that you would usually go to university, get a job, buy a house, get married, have children and retire. This model of society was not one without imperfections. Healthcare and education systems were corru
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“Wow, do you see all of those Buzzards perched on the new Communication Tower ? There must be over fifty of ‘em up there,” Jeb said with a soft whistle as he cast his first piece of wriggling bait and hook into the River
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They had walked In the valleysAnd between The jagged cliffs,Walked over red deserts And harsh landscapes Under the hot sunAnd
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We won\'t know what the Palestinian-Israeli deal of the century will be until after Ramadan. But given the teasers that have been provided, the peace plan looks like it has been drafted by idealistic grad students rather than by experts in the
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(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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In Algeria pretty much everyone wants to be president. OK not everyone, but many members of the elite see themselves as potential presidents. As president you tend to be a father figure to the nation, you tend to have your portrait displayed al
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Call my nameBy Daniel AjayiDistance borders seen in the circle of red seaLittle brother, wonder what kind of head cut
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The mind, like meshed membrane through which filters All thought immediate welcome, sifts these textured themesPriorities into right place like trained accustomed tilters,Acco
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The thing about being Israeli is that a lot of people think that we\'re a secret society that controls and dominates the world. A secret society with superpowers. So a lot of people in many countries will either not talk to us, or in some cases
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“ Alright, Maybelle, what are you doin’ sittin’ here in the middle of the Chicken Coop again ? What are you upset about this time ?” Sam asked irritably. “I’m needin’ your help movin’ those Mama
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Take me out on a blind date with a womanWho doesn\'t own a large wardrobeWho doesn\'t put makeup on Who doesn\'t go to the hair salonI don\'t care if she\
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I would categorize Korean people\'s history since 2000 in three broad phases: the information technology age between 2000 and 2007, then the globalization phase between 2007 and 2014, and finally, the sex, drugs and rock n\'roll phase between 2
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There’s an accident-prone toddler in the house. My brother’s son. Will he have more children,I wonder to myself as I make tea. Watchin
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You essentially have three types of brain drain. You have a brain drain involving people with high school or university diplomas who leave the country to settle elsewhere. You have the brain drain involving people with work experience moving to
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A cool night breeze Gently whispers through An open window Bringing in the fresh aroma Of crushed rose petals,And the lamplight f
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Make love to the angel: cultivate the angel to birth angelic culture into our interspecies endangering, humanly dangerous world.  A culture where, amid myriad strengths, love is greatest.
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There are companies who only look at diplomas. Then there are companies who only look at experience. Then there are companies who only look at skills. Then there are companies who look at diplomas and experience, diplomas and skills, experience
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  You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: In
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I was arrested on January 2, 2015 and deported to camp 44 in South Korea. Here\'s how the daily routine works. -You get a room with Internet access and a cell phone, and a store that sells beer and dry sandwiches that also
 Life and deathLife and death by Ovi Magazine Guest
Life and deathBy Daniel Ajayi It’s becoming clearBetter than the night,more sipped from the soulThe
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“You read that Mueller Report yet, Sam ?” Maybelle asked over her shoulder as she put the screwdriver down she had been using on their old Ford tractor.“Maybelle, that thing you downloaded from the Interne
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Advice for those who want careers in the arts, in no particular order. -The more you know about art, the better. Whether you\'re a film director or a playwright or a painter or musician or in any other form of art, you will
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The University of Nanterre is located near the Champs Elysees in Paris, near the great Arch of La Defense, right by Nanterre University RER station. It\'s France\'s second largest university by size, and France does not rank universities, but N
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 A fastA fast by Bohdan Yuri
Cosmic order, young or old,eternal life shed from bright,move along on stilted visions,swiftly set our hearts afire.Speck
 Memories of the Academy of Korean StudiesMemories of the Academy of Korean Studies by Joseph Gatt
I studied at the Academy of Korean Studies as a Ph.D. Candidate between August 2011 and December 2014. So if you\'re reading this because you want to find out what goes on at the Academy of Korean Studies, here are the warnings:
 Thorny thoughtsThorny thoughts by George Kalatzis
 The Republic of God is WithinThe Republic of God is Within by Rene Wadlow
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 Beckoning backwaters and banana frittersBeckoning backwaters and banana fritters by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
I had no compelling reasons to decide on Alleppey as my weekend getaway. This trip with my bosom buddy Navina came about by accident; it was certainly not my intention to travel to a place ravaged by floods. Life doesn’t go always as plan
 Sunny Fantasia Sunny Fantasia by Saloni Kaul
The all-powerful sun rules like dictator That doesn’t permit anything else to grow or appear In its domain the sky (however beautiful blue), like senator,Storming throug
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South Korea has two major problems when it comes to the tourism industry: the weather, and geography. South Korean weather is made up of cold and dry winters and hot and humid summers, meaning tourists tend to avoid South Korea for the weather.
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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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 CarpenteringCarpentering by Jan Sand
The first god, perhaps,Thrust out of the blackStar filled skyAs a fist of fire.
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Israel suffers from two major image problems when it comes to the conflict: first, the blood libel attributed to Jews in general and Israelis in particular. Second, the post-1945 UN led liberal world order which posits that all peoples have a r
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Health Care Professions Condemn New Brunei LawsBy The World Health Professions Alliance The World Health Professions Alliance has condemned new laws, recently put in
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Lost Malaysian Hopes and the Pakatan Catch 22 Asia’s experiment in democracy deeply threatened It took the Malaysian o
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Let me whisper to the bush, guardian of my homelet me proclaim the message of arrivalin this time of warlet me not leave any stone unturnedlet me whisper to the bushlet me say:
 What's really going on in AlgeriaWhat's really going on in Algeria by Joseph Gatt
To understand the political situation of a country, you really need to know who has the money and who does what with money.In Algeria there are two major financial clans. There\'s the business clan, and there\'s the oil cla
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The solitary and silent by themselves all stayAnd feed like melancholy long on thoughtUntil they think it wise to join the frayAnd share the wise collection they have brought.
 Delegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian AssangeDelegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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The steel bridgeSpanned the bay And the fog floated Slowly over the waves,And the midnight ships Glided to the other side.
 Major factors that cause recessionsMajor factors that cause recessions by Joseph Gatt
Nine major factors that cause recessions, in no particular order. Commercial value overestimationIf you overestimate the commercial value of a home or a product, and that it is done at a large s
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 Cartography Cartography by David Sparenberg
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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Truth is, I always read a lot. There were some fast periods in my life when it came to reading, and until 2015, I used to have a problem I got rid of. That is I used to start reading a lot of books, but didn\'t bother to finish many of them.
 AntySaurus Prick 913AntySaurus Prick 913 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 What is Judeo-Arabic?What is Judeo-Arabic? by Joseph Gatt
When you think about Jewish languages, Yiddish comes to mind, and Ladino or Judeo-Spanish comes to mind. How did Yiddish and Ladino survive in the first place, even when in “exile”? That is when German Jews left Germany for Eastern
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 Absence of Proof: The Approval Process for AdaniAbsence of Proof: The Approval Process for Adani by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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The skin touches, the flesh burns;jerks from fearing singes,fragile is its thought.inclination presses on, confirmed,
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Algeria has experienced something of an intellectual lost decade in the 2010s. The press was heavily censored, no serious economic analyses or reports are available on the country, no serious social studies are made and investigative journalism
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Here\'s a hint. If your Korean, Chinese or Japanese boss asks you to come home and fix his washing machine, you better go to his house and fix it. So in China, Japan and Korea, you better have the kind of search engine that can direct you to an
 Compare & Contrast  Compare & Contrast by Saloni Kaul
Hard and brittle, rigid and unyieldingas cast iron ,
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 Seeding Seeding by David Sparenberg
 BelowBelow by Jan Sand
The surface of the seaChipped into hollows by the windWaves whitecaps back at me.I am fixed ashore, pinnedTo a static spot to watch the dance
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My ex-girlfriend and I met for the first time in April 2006 and talked for the first time in July 2006. Back then, she had been in a casual relationship with her ex-boyfriend. She and her ex-boyfriend never really broke up, but had casually bee
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I sat in The darkness And looked out Through a windowAt the green paddocks And rusted silos and tractors,A
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The myth goes that under Christian canon law in Europe Christians were not allowed to loan money with interest and that Jews were the usurers and gave loans with interest, and that\'s how the Jews became very rich and dominated global finance.
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Linda Lou opened the Barn Door and slipped in to find her Friend, Nancy, painting Signs.“Hey, Nancy ! What’cha’ paintin’ on those boards ?”Nancy held up the white board s
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The analogy I often use is your Facebook profile is like your virtual home. When you invite someone to your real home, you don\'t want them to see shoes all over the place and socks all over the place and laundry all over the place and incohere
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)They all had this other life I knew nothing    about. This distant family in name only on    my father
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Yonsei University Korean Language Institute (YSKLI) is located near the back gate of Yonsei University. It is probably the most expensive intensive Korean language program for non-Korean speakers, and it also has the reputation of being one of
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For the original article see HERE! Question: What makes you believe that the disappeared Yemenite children were adopted by Arab famili
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Let it rainBy Daniel AjayiLet it rain, to unplug scarcity,Introduce the best service in townLet it rain near, here and
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Like a lot of people, I watch Youtube videos and read a lot of materials on psychology. I\'ve noticed that envy and jealousy, narcissism, and psychopathy are sometimes used interchangeably, which can be misleading. If you\'
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It is quite conventionalAnd not at all contentionalTo rage against the age when we decay.For the progress of the regressGenerates the anger to express
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On Your Own Independently!Paper clips are not made of plain paper,
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-If a Korean girl wants to date you, she will date you right away. If she does not have feelings for you and you ask her out, she will say something along the lines of “I need a year or two to take some kind of examination, once I\'m done
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Blue and orange Brush strokes Painted the sky,
 Angles of Tolerance: Yusuf Islam in ChristchurchAngles of Tolerance: Yusuf Islam in Christchurch by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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In France, discussing or displaying your personal beliefs is considered very, very rude. You can discuss politics, but don\'t ever discuss what your personal political tendencies are. You can discuss religion, but don\'t ever reveal what your o
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“A Penny for your thoughts,” Linda Lou said to her Cousin, Janet Lee.“A Penny ? In this day and time of over Inflated Inflations ?” Janet Lee laughed.“Okay, I
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The Comedy of the Tragedy or Sputum to the sky The sun deceived usWe were defeated by our grandfathers’ landAnd the moon gave us whimper that we do not deserve
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Put the lion in his magnificent cell andworship him there. In my dream leavesturn into milk quietly. Daylight crushedmy dr
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Algeria\'s main challenge is satisfying a young population with high unemployment rates. The other, more minor challenge is the high trade deficit. I\'ll discuss both problems briefly. If Algerians are demonstrating, the ma
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Listen: it isn’t about me about ego and it isn’t about you your property income taxes but about EARTH about life about spirit and grandchildren about seven generations and seven times after that about the full spiral circle of plane
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Last time I took the IQ test was in 2006. I remember scoring 110, which is just above average. I had taken the test several times and scored 110 each time, scoring 120 once. I took the test recently and got 220, when the Gu
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He was one of the ’Murphy’s’ regulars althoughNobody talked to him or knew his name He was a huge guy: when you looked at him all you saw was A true mountain of fat, greasy hair, cannonball
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He appearedTall and thin.Tall and thin with a grin.An ironic smile, with guileTo permit an opening. Friendly enoughSo that approa
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Last time I discussed the fact there were three types of personalities: people who value negative emotions, people who value positive emotions and people who value flat emotions. I\'ll discuss here their main features and how to recognize them.
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“Hey Ralph !  Are you ready to get a Re-Education in History ?” Fred asked haughtily.“This should be real interestin‘, Fred. You have been blatherin’ on and on about this little pr
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The memories I had of you Drowned one day,They sankT
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All the reasons for unemployment you might think of. Unemployment is not just people without a job looking for a job. In many cases it\'s more complicated than that. -I have no skills.When you don\'t have market
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You basically have four political schools of thought in Algeria. You have the Nationalists, who tend to be anti-Western and for a conservative form of Islam. You have the Islamists, who are for a radical form of Islam. You have the Marxists, wh
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Algerians have been demonstrating since February 22. What initially happened was elections were planned on April 18, and incumbent president Bouteflika announced that he would run for the elections. Bouteflika is ailing, incapable of speaking a
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There are basically three types of people. Those who value positive emotions, those who value negative emotions, and those who value flat emotions. Part of it is cultural you might say. You might say that Koreans tend to va
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    I lose myself in Johannesburg. Upstreets. Down streets. I know its map    like I know the back of my hand.
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Never let a bloody and opportune crisis pass.  In New Zealand, there is talk about gun reform after attacks on two Christchurch mosques left fifty dead.  There have been remarks made in parliament about unchecked white supremacy growi
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Were I to drawOn a paper stripThe keyboard of a piano,A pianist touching a selected oblong
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He stood outside With the snow Falling on his Bloodied face
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I often smile, even laugh out loud, when journalists debate “who holds power in the Arab world?” As if one man, or one clan, or one group of people, decided everything in totalitarian fashion. You have governmen
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Cloud larger than kisskiss larger than skyso the evening passnear your eyesand the wondering little birds, slept near your wonder
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Over the last few days several Algerians have asked me my opinion on how to fix the political system. In this brief article, I will explain that Algeria, just like any other democracy, needs four things in its political system: competitive elec
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 The death of the middle classThe death of the middle class by Joseph Gatt
Rumor has it that globalization is stealing middle class jobs. That is not the analysis that I make of it. The middle class does not have a globalization problem, it has a spending problem. The middle class is expected to spend like the upper c
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(for my Johannesburg cousins whom I haven’t seen in years)Water threaded us togetherFor a brief moment in time.In the swimming pool, atmy uncle
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The scriptures used to be read by priests and scholars although the general population, especially men, in Islam, Judaism and Christianity were encouraged to read the scriptures. In the East, the general literate population was encouraged to re
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“Alright, Young Lady. I’ve finally got this Medical Gadget hung around my neck like you wanted,” Mr. Roy said wryly.“And I am deeply grateful for it, Mr. Roy. It only took me three months to
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What if there had neverbeen a Socratesan Erasmusa Voltaire or Mark Twain
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Stark darkness with its own yardstick measures.The Night lets luminaries all  glow and shineOverruling sun’s arrogant dictates and treasures That yielding all-sun day
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Israel is a democratic state, where the one person-one vote rule applies. Israelis tend to vote based on different factors and parameters, but there are mainly five factors that influence their vote: who their family tends to vote for, what par
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Perhaps the most important event last month was Pakistan’s magnanimous release of the captured Indian pilot. Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to release captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinanda
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The red sky
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These streets are now well walked.I know their spotted concrete patches,Lightning cracks, tufts of wayward sprouting weeds,Broken trees with jagged boughs, blackboned fingers
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Korean society follows one precept: preventing, at all costs, people from becoming better than one\'s self. Here are several ways this plays out. Teaching: teachers preventing students from becoming better than them
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To a Friend Who Died in the SwampRivers meet in my eyes for you.Transfixed on the veiled Mound of the swamp, Lone Beholder of unsteady opera On rotten marble, You s
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It started out as the French, Muslim, ultra-nationalist, Communist, right wing, left wing or apathetic lashing out Jews for supporting Israelis who it was believed were beating the hell out of defenseless Palestinians. The French did not have t
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(for my nephew)    You fill my soul withleaf and paradise and the pulse of     blue light. Your shark     tee
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Right now the reason start-ups don\'t always work is we are using supply-side economics when it comes to start-ups. That is you create a start-up, you supply a favor, and wait for the demand to come pouring it. A healthy st
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I remember an affluent upper-middle class American East coast 22 year-old kid who had been in Korea for a year and who wrote a book. In the book he wrote something along the lines of “we Koreans should stop our obsession with English and
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The big change in the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies is that you now have to pay tuition fees. Part of the Kyung Hee University system, the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies (GIP) is a graduate school in rural South Korea, near Seoul, wh
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I used to think that mysteryHung somewhere out among the starsLike silver bells and mirror ballsOn the celestial Christmas tree. 
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Have you ever clung to a desire for so longthat your eyes saw nothing else? The most beautiful part of existence is the ability to dream, to aspi
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I have said before, somewhat artistically, half-jokingly, that I am a right-wing, labor Zionist. I will here define what I mean by right-wing, labor and Zionist. By right-wing, I mean four things. Military first, two-state
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Little magpie,I see you walking Delicately on the Green grass
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Gantz is a political genius. And Algeria has not reserve team. I never thought I would say this, but Benny Gantz is a political genius. Over the years, Netanyahu won elections because he\'s an excellent debater. Netanyahu k
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Yes, Folks, there is a difference between Nay-Sayers and Bray-Sayers.Nay-Sayers are all about the “No” in order to keep the same amount of Control they feel they have always had within Systems that maintain thei
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(for my brother and his son)There is love here. A kindOf resurrecting. A life instinctDrowning in the gaseous lifeExperience of the mother tongue,
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We probably all knew that man or woman; that person who seemed to know everyone else and who was willing to introduce everyone to everyone else. That relationship matchmaker, business matchmaker, the guy or girl you would call when you need a g
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1) Listen!  You are not listening.  Look!  You are not looking.Once
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Having spent most of my life learning foreign languages in different settings and different countries, I experienced firsthand how languages evolve, how argots, dialects or languages evolve and the different relationships people have to a langu
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Ploughed,Open and cultivated,Tilled like the brown earthMy nourishing soulSprouting love And green shoots
 A short guide to dealing with peopleA short guide to dealing with people by Joseph Gatt
There are basically six types of feelings people can have for you: they can be in love with you, they can adore you, they can like you, they can be indifferent to you, they can be jealous of you or they can hate you. Let me break these down for
 Goooodmorning Vietnam! Goooodmorning Vietnam! by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Speculations on what happened to the adopted Yemeni childrenSpeculations on what happened to the adopted Yemeni children by Joseph Gatt
I am about to give away a scoop. Some would say drop an H-bomb, given the history and nature of the scandal. But since no one really pays attention to all the other stuff I do, no one will pay attention to this one.
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Impatiently the clock’s batonTaps the music to start up.
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 Korea: A New Summit: Possible Steps forward for Asian SecurityKorea: A New Summit: Possible Steps forward for Asian Security by Rene Wadlow
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Go on foot down to honorConform folks, took comfortShot of
 Size Matters: The Demise of the A380Size Matters: The Demise of the A380 by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)I think of high school girls. Perfect days,    and prefects, playing first team hockey,    art and the debati
 More on the service economyMore on the service economy by Joseph Gatt
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I do
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My son,you are a teenager,a mutant. a mindless generic alteration trapped in metamorphic,hormonal rages.  but fear not, this will pass,
 How to learn a foreign languageHow to learn a foreign language by Joseph Gatt
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A few notes on Iran in no particular order. -In Islamic states, the nation is adored. But the concept of nation is different from that we have in the West. In Iran, the concept of nation includes land and nature, but does n
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Genocidal crimes don’t occur by chance and require years of preparation. The rationale for justifying such horrendous crimes is often provided by the evil geniuses or the ideologues within the dominant group. Thi
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There is suspicion of intentIn everything, no purpose bent,For living things must orientPurposes where none is meant. 
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I think North Koreans have been misunderstood. Simply put, the North Korean regime has tried to establish a unified Korean nation where all souls have clean souls and excellent warrior abilities. Whether they get enough to eat is beyond the poi
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There wasA crack in the Wall and it wasSucking in the sky,
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(for Ambronese)   The mirror takes a look at my face.    The face that flinched when you wanted to hit me. I smile. I smile. I smile (think of autumn) because it
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Jeanne Calment\'s age has been all over the news recently. She died at 122, setting the world record for the oldest person known to have lived. On the other hand, France is taking a scandal that hit its comedy industry very seriously involving
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“E-Mer-Gen-cy ! E-Mer-Gen-cy !!” Trumpty cried near and far !“There is a National E-Mer-Gen-cy, people, at our Borders as you all know, because I am telling you that you all know about it.”
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Every human being requiressustenance foodsome form of nutritionfood and water.
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I will never marry someone who works in the service economy! How could you want a job in the service economy? You will live with your parents for the rest of your life! You will die poor if you work in the service economy! You\'ll be a starving
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Last time I discussed how jobs were no longer in the government or in industry, but in the service sector. I did not discuss retail last time, but the same could be said about retail jobs as could be said about the government and industry jobs.
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What was he thinking when he stood across from her. the children were sleeping upstairs, he was their father, she was his wife. she asked him to leave, he wanted to stay.
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“Our jobs all went to China!” “Immigrants are stealing our jobs!” “There are no more quality jobs!” I\'ve read dozens of books on the economy, yet no one book had addressed the shift of the economy to the ser
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I love to hear the voices of childrenthe sweet, melodious voices of children.
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Investigator Alvarez looked earnestly over his paper coffee cup at the Young Journalist across the table from him and said, “Yep, I remember Ed Averill. He was that lunatic that robbed that Prosperity Bank in North West Austin back in 201
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Last night I had a dream that I was at a bar in Algeria and met two American expats, a man and a woman and those we had a long chat about this fascinating country. This of course was a dream, because chances are, you will probably never have ca
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You basically have workers demanding high wages and high business real estate prices. This means a lot of times companies can\'t sell low-tech products but have to sell high-tech products for higher profit margins. High-tech products cost more
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We know that they are thereLurking in their secret passageways,Hooting high frequencies through their lair.
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President Trump wants to build a wall to limit the inflow of organized criminals to the United States from the Southern border. In this article I will share anecdotes about organized crime. I remember a restaurant opening n
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There are two ways to speak a language. To claim to speak it and to actually speak it. In Korea, I met several non-Koreans who claimed to speak Korean. When I decided to test them and to switch to Korean, they would gently switch back to Englis
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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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“Peggy Joy, I have some bad news, and a heartfelt Apology to give you,” Teresa Lynn said sadly.“Yes,” Peggy Joy said with surprise.“Pete accidentally ran ov
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Koreans mistakenly believe that Jewish educational success secrets lie in the Talmud, or in a yeshiva learning system called “chaverut” where two students pair up to discuss passages of the Talmud. This shows ho
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“Hello ! Who’s doin’ all of that hollerin’ down there ?” MAGA Mike yelled down the Hole in the ground.“It’s me ! Your local Federal Worker ! Thank heavens, SomeBody finally heard me
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My window sill proudly displaysA grove of tomato plantsThat we
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I am aware of the numerous wars and inter-tribal disputes which occurred for thousands of years before European settlers arrived in what is now the continental United States. I am also aware of the many Native American practices that make mode
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(for my father, Vincent and Mikale)    Leonard
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He took dead aim naturally without thinking about it under the bright sunlight, withou
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Ethel opened her front door and sighed with relief. “Maybelle.”“Ethel“ Maybelle said as she entered her long time Friend’s Home.
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In all the parks in all the worldThe old men sitAnd feed the birds.
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When I started out as a journalist, a hundred years ago, I did every mistake a journalist could make. Over the years I learned the craft still make the occasional mistake, but I can handle the job. People who get started in
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The dark sky rumbledAnd the landscape Lit up dramatically Like an El GrecoPainting, wild And vivid With st
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For reasons of practicality, the physical description of the universe we often have is one represented in landscape format describing the solar system. This description is often misleading, as many astrophysicists tend to believe that galaxies
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“Where were you when I needed your protection,” asks the blasted flower. “Instead of pr
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Just a bit of Levity…..but, then again, maybe not…..
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(for Ambronese)    There was a home and a family that belonged to her. Fragments in a diary. You’ve
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Poetry from meIs not written,It erupts.From fea
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Let\'s get real. Trump does not care about the federal government. He only cares about his ego and his ego\'s brand. When will the mainstream media start reporting the real story about why Trump is willing to stop the federal government from do
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The length of my life has transported me to an area of personal survival in which I am in an extended quest for discovering why and what I am doing here. What is currently valuable to me and what registers as meaningless. In my life, I have exp
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(for Ambronese)    I’m helpless. She knows this and tells me     to forget this place of weeping and change.    She’s an
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There is no bloodon my hands;no blood-lust in my heart.
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Fear of the Darkening of Skin within America (or AnyWhere else for that matter) is ridiculous.Mother Earth is heating up. Depending upon the effects/affects of the trash-chemicals we have thrust into her Living-Dying Ocea
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One must integrateWith dirt, with dust,With flakin
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Finish this wit livingI\'ll shift this dimwit twistLight this brisk, gi
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(for dad)        The subtle signs of
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Like and Share and win this
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Heck, yeah ! Let’s Build a Nation Based on all of our Hatreds and Fears !Our Bigotries, Dis-criminations, Re-criminations, Oppressions, Deflections, Repressions, Suppressions and Internal Hesitations !
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My father took a while to die.I spent six months with him to seeIf I could help him through his misery.But, the effort’s hard to satisfy.The work
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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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Nine Circles The city Bathed in red In the dark night,And a million desolate Souls sat in their living roomsWatching televisi
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A few notes, in no particular order. Reactions after reading Shlomo Sand\'s “the invention of the Jewish people” and “the invention of the land of Israel.” -Both books are approximately 300 pages and
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My Friend, Tom, and I are Working together on a Tiny House.An Empty Shell with Windows and a Door.I Know Tom to be a Pragmatist. A Skilled Craftsman. A Builder of Houses.
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Tell them never ever let her test meShe sees me cheer her Then sh
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Within discipline to become:personwithin person
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The signs you partner is cheating on you are never 100% clear. Each individual has different ways of being faithful or unfaithful. But here are some signs, the kind of signs you won\'t find in other literature. -Does your p
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Every French man or women are an entire world to themselves. But here are some cultural notes on the French in general. -We in the US tend to be a happy bunch who are rather hard to irritate. The French on the other hand ar
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There are four six words to find out if someone has feelings for you: active seduction, passive seduction, active presence, passive presence, active communication, passive communication. Active seduction: If they have feeli
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You know what? I hate you man. I hate you because you rushed in my life at your will and made me forget how it was life before you. You gave my life so color and ligh
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 Crisbus 2018 by Patrick McWade
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Today, while Walking my Canine Friend, ZellaWe simultaneously, stopped and stoodTaut and Alert
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Moonlight is not only white. If She Who Watches weeps, looking out on this conflicted Earth, are Moon’s tear
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At a shack, call that a pad Grab a stall and sag Watch TV at a
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The last fatherI drew my face on a plate of paperI play with him in that disguised ambushEveryone wears his face hereIt\'s a party for adults
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Culture is not every thing, but helps explain a lot of things. Here are some cultural interpretations on the arrest of Carlos Ghosn in Japan. -In most Western countries, a company leader is expected to keep sales up and kee
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The numbersOne and two and three,Small steps towards infinity,Where imagination crashesAnd the universe falls to ashes.They have
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I am a nationalist, right-wing, labor Zionist. I find labor unionizing important. But I also find patriotism and nationalism important. I thinking working for you and your country is important, as much as I think loving your country is importan
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 Worming 802 by Thanos Kalamidas
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Way back when our prime common forbear lounged in a tide pool of tepid water, this blob of snot became upset by the windy to and fro that whacked it repeatedly and decided to hang onto a good sized pebble to fend off whatever dizziness it was c
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Yes, Give us Leaders who have SufferedAnd OverComeThe Darkness Outside and Inside ThemSelves
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We are praisers of Earth.  But we have become killers.  We are celebrants of Creation. But we have become destroyers.  We are givers and our gifts are treasures of memory.  Yet we have become hoarders of forgetfulness, consu
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There are these speechless days, that I don’t even hear my own voice in my head. There are these invisible days that I catch myself wonder
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I can feel the Blues coming On oozing;Fluid blues like a Sweet bourbon Flowing over Cracking ice
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Cultural notes on South Korea, in no particular order. -Korea has a rigidly stratified social order. Your age, the ranking of the university you went to, the ranking of the company you work for, your financial assets and yo
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To sit remote,In the middle of the skyWithin a flimsy rigOf canvas and steel pipe.Icy air smokes between my feetLike dragon
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“Oh, Vlad, my friend. We are making Bully Boy Autocratic History ! Give me the Autocratic Bad Boy’s Murderer’s Club High Five, my Man !” MBS said with a Batman movie Joker’s Big Grin as he slapped and grabbed Putin
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A LegacyShe was beautiful, crazy and sick.She was my friend.She is hidden away now,Safe under the lid of the coffinThat wil
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IfIf you are trulya daughterif you are truly
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Almost everything you need to know about sham marriages and scam marriages. Marriage is both a social arrangement and a love affair. Love marriages can be complicated, but some marriages were never meant to last in the firs
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I had a visitor one day. One of them stood on my window sill, looking inside. For a while we were staring at each other, he on the outside, I on the inside. When I st
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“Excuse me, Sir, but how can you compare Human Beings to Ticks and Fleas on the back of your ‘Ole Hound dog, Bocephus? How can you do that, Uncle E.L.?”“Well, Child, Truth Be Told, there are many sim
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Red Cliffs The red cliffsThe blue swell
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The world is whirled in SpaceAnd hurled in moving ’round the placeWhich centers on the Sun.
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How would you like to think out one beautiful dayThat in its many minuscule divisionsPlays out a myriad fable themes in grand array,Colourful in display as they take on revisi
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“Ethel Lou, why in the world are you wearing a face mask, and your ‘ole red MAGA Cap while you’re raking up the leaves in your front yard ?” Rose Anne asked as she crossed the street toward her friend’s home.
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While around the globe we all celebrate some form of Thanksgiving, the food consumed does vary. In the U.S. we consume Turkey – usually store bought, not hunted. Bavaria sees such celebration with Beer and Bratwurst. In China, the celebra
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In yellow-green mistlone cedar standsas cedar has
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ShadowYou left the worldBut your shadow remains, The imprint that your soul Made on this world remains.
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I happened on an arthropod,A jointed legged fellow,
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SmileSmile at me, baby. Show those teeth of yours.
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Another mass shooting in America!  They are so frequent they are anticipated.  I favor stick gun control, and the application of the Second Amendment of the Constitution should be challenged as it now stands before weapons’ tech
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When sounds of trouble then all of a sudden soarLike pigs disgruntled squabbling in a
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-Married for 45 years. Have you any idea how long that is? Do you know how many lives of yours that is? Let me tell you what it means to be married for that long.
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Swimming in the deepThe ocean sang Of memoriesSwimming in the deepUnder the blue sky And swaying palms.
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I wanted to title my final Eureka piece “Eureka commits suicide” or some shock title like that. I am not suicidal, nor have I ever been. I am a dove and have no killer instincts. But “killing” Eureka would mean the end o
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 #freemelania 822 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Trump's Old Deal by Thanos Kalamidas
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All hard lines, strong shapesBright colors, make escapesTo leave remains behind closed lids.Dark sparkles, vague circles, pyramids
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A lot of times we evaluate economic progress by looking at quantitative indexes, such as GDP growth rates or unemployment rates. Some countries do rather well quantitatively, with high GDP growth rates and low unemployment rates and the like, y
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Things you need to know about stardust(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    Open the door and you will find a kingdom
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If you become one with God, you share in the agony of God.  The agony of God is in the starvation of polar bears and masses.  In the despair of species on the brink of extinction.  And among victims and survivors of mass murder.
 ...Lost and Found by Bohdan Yuri
…Lost and FoundFound loveLost loveAgainAndAgainStill Searching……Lost and Found  
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Transform Cinematically! Weighed down under a host of problems unresolved,A sad glow overcomes the much oppressed heart ;Contained wrapped permanant solutions solvedFloat
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As with most other European countries, one of the main topics of debate in the recent Swedish general elections in September was immigration. The issue has lodged itself at the epicenter of public debate across our continent for a long time now
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Empty CellHe goes to sleep tiredAnd he wakes up tired, The city had scooped The soul out of his guts And left an empty shel
 Eureka: The language learning curriculum by Joseph Gatt
In France they focus language learning on reading. That is you read a text, and the teacher lectures you on pronunciation, grammar, synonyms, definitions, reading comprehension and at the end you get an essay question
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 A moderate result in a polarized country by Thanos Kalamidas
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Have you ever seen a lady with fried chicken in her hair?Or slept with thirty seagulls in very deep despair?
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WMA condems shameful move to ban doctors from working By the World Medical Association The World Medical Association has condemned as ‘shameful’ a new mov
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A woman must always keep a journal    I watch the fragments ofthe sun in the history of water.    Agriculture reminds me
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“I am so mad !”“Why, Brenda Lea, I have never known you to be mad about anything,” her long time friend Karen said in surprise.“Well, Karen, I am soooo mad,
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“Yeah, Charlie, that Brown Caravan with all of those needy Immigrants called Refugees are headin’ toward our Borders, and we still do not have that gol’ durned Trumpian Wall built, ‘cause of all of those pesky Bleedin
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I live in a World of poetry;The sky is poetry,The ocean is poetry,The grass, trees,Steel, cement, glass An
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 Soviet tanks in HungarySoviet tanks in Hungary by The Ovi Team
November 4th 1956; The Soviet air force has bombed part of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, and Russian troops have poured into the city in a massive dawn offensive. At least 1,000 Soviet tanks are reported to have entered Budapest and troops d
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Colorful Moods(two part exercise which can also be worked into performance)1. Today I start Blue.  Not deep, melancholy blue…2. Light Blue.1. Light blue
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All my life I was working hard to make proud everyone around me. Parents and relatives, their friends and my teachers. Trying to be the beautiful exhibit for their co
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WMA welcomes call for greater physician involvement in combating air pollutionBy World Medical Association The World Medical Association has echoed a high-powered cal
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Three winged monsters, females serpent haired, on endEach ominous wing flap stark calling your attention,Most rhythmic, purposeful, with ‘look at me’ command;Ah, s
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The Man and Woman dressed in ornate leather attire covered with eagle, hawk, turkey, chicken, ostrich, emu, peacock and goose feathers rattled their painted rattles covered with Multi-cultural Sacred Symbols as they danced and chanted around th
 Julian Assange, Ecuador and the Dangers of Farce by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Physicians encouraged to "go green" by Ovi Magazine Guest
Physicians encouraged to \"go green\"By World Medical Association Physicians are being urged by the World Medical Association to “Go Green”.
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 2 am by Jan Sand
2 amThe early blackIs still unstirredBy yawning morning.The ceiling fills
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After how many wrecks the water changes color? Tears filled the sea. Lives that will never live.
 No Hostilities Yet by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 The Arms Behind the Invictus Games by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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All day I’ve dreamed of you(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Once,
 Eureka: Understanding social media for professionals by Joseph Gatt
 Walk & talk 822 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Highlighting the Need to Combat the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War by Rene Wadlow
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Pinholes If you shine a lightsize and shape of a pinholeinto the innermost inward,you might catch a glimpse,form and face,fro
 Eureka: Media and social media for politicians by Joseph Gatt
 The Devil's Own... by Leah Sellers
“Yeah, I’ve got all of the Republicans runnin’ for Re-Election actin’ just like me. ‘Speak with the Devil’s Own Forked Tongue’ is my motto !And if God is on the Other side of the ar
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Sky high loveYou keenly wait to hear what I have yet to sayAs clouds of streaming white go drifting by.Then, as you look up, quite as clear as day,In my own pointed way, l
 Berserk Alert! #073 by Tony Zuvela
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 People on the Move: Focus of 2018 U.N. Day by Rene Wadlow
 Physician leaders protest over conditions of detention and death sentences by Ovi Magazine Guest
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New CenturyThe fog clearedAnd the whaler glided Into the bay as the workersSat on steel girders  With their legs dangling High over the n
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 Embassy Disappearances: Jamal Khashoggi and the Foreign Policy Web by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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Trance And Dental MedicationNo doubt the prospect of a toothInfected by a microbe’s lack of ruthConjures scenes of horror and dismayTo conve
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 #freemelania 818 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Anybody out there, Brexiteers? by Thanos Kalamidas
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Her eyes had this downcast look(for Mikale, mummy and daddy)    Rooka gave me her old    clothes. Old clothes  
 The International Court of Justice Reaffirms the Protection of Humanitarian Goods in Times of Sanctions and Boycotts by Rene Wadlow
 More Berserk Alert! #270 by Tony Zuvela
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 How by David Sparenberg
How do we learn (or relearn) to communicate in the language of creation?  Roaring thunder contains the heartbeat rhythm of the hummingbird; lightning, iridescence of the dragonfly.
 Vanquishing the Republic: Harry and Meghan in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Fake News ! Journalists are the Enemy of the People ! by Leah Sellers
“What did you just say to me ?” The Young Journalist queried.“You, are Fake News, and an Enemy of the People !” The haughty Autocratic Leader repeated haughtily.“Al
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 Walk & talk 821 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Is peace attainable in our time? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 The Conceit by Jan Sand
Beneath all sense and sensationWhere the secret gears revolve,Where the snap and slap of moleculesEnforce the chains of interactionTightly confined b
 Dupenews: President Trump's DNA Test Prompts Thorny Questions by Theodore K. Nasos
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Results all speak for themselves Each permanent aspect lovingly shaped,Each linear detail painstakingly cast ,Results then speak directly for themselves
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 The World Disorder by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Orson Welles’ spectral return to the screen, ingeniously in posthumous mode, should have come as a comfort to the magicians skilled in the arts of trickery.  Beyond the grave, he seems to be exerting a continuing influence, with his
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 IPCC Report: Demise of the 'Here-Us-Now' Civilisation by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
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Jerusalem after its fall(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    This maternal arrangement is so     unexpected. The feeling of these
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 Not Nobel by Patrick McWade
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 For Greece to become a "normal" country, it needs a "normal" Europe by Christos Mouzeviris
 Nauru Government Condemns Mentally Traumatized Individuals to Life-long Anguish by Rene Wadlow
 Amazing stories by Katerina Charisi
-Hey, moving out? -You could call it that, I guess… I don’t have a home anymore.
 Physicians' concern over restrictive migration policies by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Barely Breathing: May's Gasping Premiership by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Dying Light by Nikos Laios
I swam in the ocean at sunset,I played blues on my guitar,I barbecued spare ribs on an open fire,The sun fell on her golden hair,I glistened like a
 Dupenews: Congressman claims harassment from aliens by Theodore K. Nasos
 The Death Penalty and Human Dignity by Rene Wadlow
 Australian Complicity: Nauru and Silencing Journalism by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Give Us Your by Patrick McWade
For more \"For the Moment\" HERE! For more Ovi Cartoons, HERE!
 Two Sides of A Me, Too Reality by Leah Sellers
“Yes, Boys will be Boys. It’s their Natures. Hormones get to poppin’ and Boys and Girls do things when they’re young that they normally wouldn’t given a little Age and Wisdom,” Gladys said evenly as she sippe
 Richard St. Barbe Baker: The Life of the Forests by Rene Wadlow
 A Sleep Over by Ovi Magazine Guest
A Sleep OverBy Antony King With a smile on his face And brown paper bag He knock
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 What did we learn from Kavanaugh's hearings by Thanos Kalamidas
 Midnight Wind At The Carnival by Jan Sand
The chill air tumbles down from the moonAnd splashes through trembling leavesTainted by the icebergs of Europa.Silently, like a frenzied animal,The nightwind pokes its nose
 Eureka: Different types of poverty by Joseph Gatt
Poverty can affect individuals, families, societies or nations. Having studied poverty, I realized that most scholars did not differentiate the different types of poverty one can encounter. So in this article I will outline briefly what I consi
 WMA Leader Warns of Global Physician Burnout by Ovi Magazine Guest
WMA Leader Warns of Global Physician BurnoutBy World Medical Association Doctors across the world are suffering from ‘a pandemic of physician burnout’, th
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The sorrows of Jerusalem(for May, Jennifer, Charles and Danfred)     We’ve found each other again on     this island. Call it a kingdom or
 Smoked Ham by Paul Woods
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 Orcas & Bumblebees by David Sparenberg
 Cave Man Grunt and Cave Woman Gimme by Leah Sellers
“Ugh ! Cave Man Grunt want Cave Woman Gimme in Cave.”“Not now, Honey. I’m busy poundin’ wheat into meal to make our Bread.”“Ugh ! Cave Man Grunt
 Dupenews: Serial sexual predators demand from FBI Kavanaugh-style investigation by Theodore K. Nasos
 Legitimacy of Kashmir struggle of independence. by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Vaclav Havel: Resistance and Vision by Rene Wadlow
 South-South cooperation has no alternative by Ovi Magazine Guest
 PolarBear Office by Paul Woods
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 Nostalgia and Sunshine: Bruce Beresford's Ladies in Black by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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I Think About You Rodney KingI sit in a Sydney cafe And read about Zak dying On an Athenian Street a
 America First and Alone by Rene Wadlow
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 While Slowly On the Mend by Leah Sellers
What happens to a Woman who’s sexually assaulted - stabbed and left to bleed out? How does it Feel to awaken on a cold, hard floor, in a sticky pool of your own Life’s blood?
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When there is direct active verbal sparringAnd people at each other senselessly sharp lash ,Or when head to foot in the thick of it downright jarringDiscordant vo
 Limiting Israel: Russia's Deploys the S-300 to Syria by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Elimination of dog transmitted rabies by 2030 by Ovi Magazine Guest
Elimination of dog transmitted rabies by 2030By World Medical Association The total elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by 2030 has been called for in a joint
 Mahatma Gandhi! Efforts of Mediation in the Middle East by Rene Wadlow
 The Master And His Palimpsest by Jan Sand
I do not know who I am nor why.I scribble seasons on the earth and sky.I prescribe the heat, cold, wet and dryAnd watch seas, winds, shells of earth, comply.
 Tortured Solutions: Ecuador, the UK and Julian Assange's Fate by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The University of Rochester's Military Partnership Should be More Transparent by George Cassidy Payne
Before I get into the economics of this problem, I need to establish from the very beginning that the University of Rochester has always been committed to the enterprise of war. Students have enlisted in every major American military contest be
 Time to Help Hungary by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 Eureka: Clearing Israeli stereotypes by Joseph Gatt
Having spent my entire life with people outside Israel, here\'s a glimpse at how Israel is perceived and what it actually looks like. To sum up Israel gets lost in translation around the global media and mentalities, like,
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for October 2018 by Manish Kumar Arora
 Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The ghost of punishment, repentance and hope by Abigail George
The ghost of punishment, repentance and hope(for Catherine, Dharam, Julian and Mikale)    Once she was my lover (or rather, the love of my life). She’s neit
 Leave or let go by Katerina Charisi
When you let something go, they say it leaves you too. And you believe that ...until you find yourself for the first time thirty long years later, riding a bicycle. B
 Ice Fishing by Paul Woods
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 Lanza Del Vasto: (1901-1981) Shantidas -Servant of Peace by Rene Wadlow
 Power Song - Number Two by David Sparenberg
Song that remembers there are tidesSong that remembers there are orphansSong to the heights of tree, beyond trees to the heights of cloudsSong to mountain summits
 Parasitic and Irrelevant: The University Vice Chancellor by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 WMA Supports Health Personnel On Trial by Ovi Magazine Guest
The World Medical Association has spoken out strongly in support of physicians and other healthcare personnel who are facing trial tomorrow (Friday) for helping patients during a military curfew in the town of Cizre in Turkey.
 My Road Trips in Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Experiments High JauntExperiments High Jaunt by Saloni Kaul
Experiments High JauntAnd with that absolute intrinsic essence floweringEach sonnet brims with reveries to read.All ready high to fly, each line that sings assuring
 Augmenting Brains: Google Turns Twenty by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 UN's laughingstock, US' PTSD by Thanos Kalamidas
 He Said, She Said, We Say...... by Leah Sellers
These old Republican Good ‘Ole Boys are crafty “Me, Too” Chicken Coop marauders. Yep.In setting up this so-called Hearing as He Said, She Said with no proper and fair previous Investigative Process
 Eureka: The ten commandments of immigration policy by Joseph Gatt
 WMA calls for stronger Healthcare Systems based on Physician-led primary care by Ovi Magazine Guest
WMA calls for stronger Healthcare Systems based on Physician-led primary care By World Medical Association A call to strengthen health car
 Trumpian Rah-Rah Rallies And Golf Course Rants by Leah Sellers
On an imagined Golf Course somewhere around Washington D.C……“Get my Caddy to kick my ball up and out of that Sand Pit when nobody else is lookin’, would ya’ Don Jr. ?Now, where was I ? Oh
 UN-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by Rene Wadlow
\"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
 Eureka: Blue collar, green collar, red collar, white collar, gray collar, gold collar by Joseph Gatt
An overview of the different types of workers you\'ll find Green collar workers: they are the farmers or people who work on farms. Farms are often isolated areas with little or no facilities around the farm. People who work
 Living without you by Katerina Charisi
I fell for my wife
 Ukraine: A Return to the Original Flashpoint? by Bohdan Yuri
 Eureka: What is "social privilege?" by Joseph Gatt
Or any kind of privilege? You have “white” privilege, “handsome” privilege, “elite school” privilege, “elite passport” privilege, “son or daughter of the elites” privilege and so on. S
 China and the SEA in the Asia's Troubled waters by Ovi Magazine Guest
 UN General Assembly: Can It Provide The Needed Global Leadership? by Rene Wadlow
 Duration by Jan Sand
DurationThe crack of dawnThrough which dreamsLeak away is
 Eureka: Global big business since 2015 by Joseph Gatt
Up until 2015, a handful of global companies dominated the electronics market. The electronics market competed for who would sell most electronics. It was Korean companies vs. Japanese companies vs. Chinese companies vs. American companies in e
 How Dare She ! by Leah Sellers
Well, what did you expect, Ladies ?Especially those of you who Voted the Trumpian King into the American Presidency.Yes, the Pussy Cat Grabbin’ (just because He can) Cheatin’, Lyin
 All about Eve by Abigail George
All about Eve(for my parents)    I’ve been living underground    like graffiti, the grunge scene,grav
 Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Walk & talk 820 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The 5 stages of Brexit: Denial-Denial-Denial-Denial-Denial by Thanos Kalamidas
 Old Time Patterns PetallineOld Time Patterns Petalline by Saloni Kaul
Old Time Patterns PetallineThose petal peels from memory ,On them is lingering on the dew ;The texture silken satin smooth
 The Pathology of Mass Surveillance: The UK, Bulk Interception and the European Court of Human Rights by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Is it Immoral to Watch the NFL? by George Cassidy Payne
 Together for Peace by Rene Wadlow
 Deplatforming Germaine Greer by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Eureka: A few clarifications on Israel by Joseph Gatt
Over a few conversations on Israel, I found that four things caused confusion among observers of Israel. First, the Jewish nature of the state of Israel. Second the territories/settlements in Judea and Samaria/the West Bank. Third the demograph
 The Woes of Climate Change States by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Eagle by Nikos Laios
EagleThe eagle flewOver the city On a cold night,Lights glowingBrightly below,Gliding over Glass and steel Buildings and A r
 Eureka: An air-conditioner side chat on job creation by Joseph Gatt
 Europe should consider cooperating with Russia on Syria's rebuilding by Christos Mouzeviris
 Mariner's Report by Jan Sand
Mariner\'s Report I still struggle not to sinkDown to docile death.The music of the minutesFills my spinnakerFor direction and for hope.The seas a
 Eureka: Review of Kim Suki's "without you there is no us" by Joseph Gatt
In 2013 Kim Suki published her North Korean memoir “without you there is no us.” A journalist undercover as a missionary teacher in North Korea, she taught English as a Foreign Language at Pyongyang University of Science and Technol
 Mean Cuppa by Paul Woods
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 I Have Been Beamed! by Leah Sellers
“Hazel, I have been Beamed !” Harry hollered as he staggered through the backdoor, and struggled into a chair at the Kitchen Table, holding his sweaty head in his large, work-worn hands. Hazel stopped dustin
 Needled Strawberries: Food Terrorism Down Under by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Eureka: Advice for dealing with airport security by Joseph Gatt
I\'ve heard more than one person rant about border security and airport security. Yes, they can be tough, but once you figure out how they work, they become a lot more easy to navigate. So here are some tips, in no particular order.
 Nikolai Kondratiev: The Long Economic Cycles by Rene Wadlow
 Doctrines of Impunity: John Bolton and the ICC by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Eureka: The pseudo science of human networks by Joseph Gatt
Human networks operate with one, two or several people and are a criss-cross of those people. You have organization types, their nature and their function. Organization types: -Governmental: organizations that o
 The stream by Thanos Kalamidas
Father always told me and my sister not to go looking for ways to cross the stream. “Never, never, never,” he used to say. “Our people always stay from this side of the stream, the other side is for the others.” And the
 No meal is complete without family by Abigail George
No meal is complete without family(for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)Love, how you taught me the bonds of family.And how you sometimes held me close and kissed me.
 A Traditional Right: Jimmie Akesson and the Sweden Democrats by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 GOD of MANY COLORS by David Sparenberg
 Whale Songs: Echoed Symphonies by Leah Sellers
Whale Songs: Echoed SymphoniesThe Mother WhaleNudged her Child’s lifeless BodyAnd moaned
 Eureka: 10 ideas that made the 21st century by Joseph Gatt
 Handyman's Dream by Paul Woods
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 The Natural Enemy: Serena Williams and the Sporting Umpire by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Barren World by Nikos Laios
Barren WorldI walk with a dog-eared Copy of Bukowski in my pocket, I follow his common vernacular Through the streets,Econo
 Eureka: Dispelling rumors on Judaism in Algeria by Joseph Gatt
A few rumors and urban legends about the Jews in Algeria. Rumor number 1: There are a lot of Jews in the city of Blida Blida, fifty kilometers south of Algiers, is a hub city between the Mitija plains and the ca
 Covered Ears, Head Down by G. David Schwartz
Covered Ears, Head Down The teacher drew the calk Across the board and made a sour sound Which all the students winced at
 Korean Anniversary: Confidence-building Measures Still Needed by Rene Wadlow
 Tory Kafuffles: Boris Johnson, Brexit and Suicide Vests by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Eureka: A brief history of the 21st century economy by Joseph Gatt
 Anonymous by Patrick McWade
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 Swedish Democracy Vis Sweden Democrats by Thanos Kalamidas
 Traditional Fantasies: US designs on Venezuela by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Trump's Mission of Distraction: Finding the Anonymous Author by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Eureka: Three things on modern Jewish history by Joseph Gatt
 The Kavanaugh Cannon Ball by Leah Sellers
The thunderin’ and blunderin’Anonymous National messy Maculate Con-ceptions and Re-directions of the American Ragin’ Red Republican Con-servatives regarding America‘s Trumpian-Bannonite Regime Machine’s National an
 Seeing by Jan Sand
The Sun which cedes the day to night does not vanishBut plays peekaboo with the planetWhich spins the universe to displayThe cosmos comprisedOf other su
 Eureka: Islamic states: who they are, where their future lies by Joseph Gatt
Islamic states are found from Morocco all the way to Indonesia. All of them have more or less the same structure. They are ruled by a ruling elite, you then find the urban dwellers and the rural dwellers, who share political and social views. Y
 Walk & talk 819 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Mum, I think I might be gay by Abigail George
 Eureka: Modern South Korean presidential history by Joseph Gatt
A brief history of the South Korean presidency. Syngman Rhee: preventing a second Korean war Syngman Rhee was a born again Christian, fervent anti-Communist, and some could argue, the father of the Republic of K
 International Managers Have Choices by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 Eureka: 5 economic disasters South Korea should fix by Joseph Gatt
 Global physician leaders express repulsion about torture reports from Uganda by Ovi Magazine Guest
Global physician leaders express repulsion about torture reports from UgandaBy World Medical Association Reports that detainees in Uganda are being tortured and denie
 Peggy Joy's List on Cults of Personality by Leah Sellers
“Hey Hon, you writing a letter to your Sister ?” Jeb asked as he reached for a coffee cup out of the kitchen cabinet.“No, Jeb, I’m making a List,” Peggy Joy answered absent-mindedly.
 Silent Autumn SprintSilent Autumn Sprint by Saloni Kaul
Silent Autumn SprintOld town in heyday steep, expanding wealth bloated,At all three waters’ lapping confluence,On which grand commerce’s tall ships once floa
 Eureka: 10 problems and 10 solutions to Korean unemployment by Joseph Gatt
 Holy Spark by David Sparenberg
 The end of the summer by Nikos Laios
The end of the summerAn ocean swell surgesAnd the yellow sun melts On the blue horizon;And the warmth
 Fraser Anning and the Smugness of Australian "Values" by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The Carnival of Homelessness: How the Filthy Rich React by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Getting Older by Jan Sand
Getting OlderClocks unceasing in their stomp on minutesCrushes past into fragrancies of memories,Stains, sometimes rather bloody, on that long wall of time
 Eureka: 6 reasons Jews from Arab states moved to Israel by Joseph Gatt
 Chicken Gyms by Paul Woods
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 Anybody for Trumpland? by Thanos Kalamidas
 Battling Contamination: Erin Brockovich Down Under by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Eureka: A rant against the Shanghai university rankings by Joseph Gatt