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 Striking it rich in the construction and real estate worldStriking it rich in the construction and real estate world by Joseph Gatt
I have two methods when I write articles. One is reading thick books and trying to find what common wisdom is in there. The second is reading the press and listening to people, and trying to find out what their common wisdom there is.
 The fallThe fall by Bohdan Yuri
The skin touches, the flesh burns;jerks from fearing singes,fragile is its thought.inclination presses on, confirmed,
 Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards)Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards) by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for cabinet.
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 Storm Clouds Over EthiopiaStorm Clouds Over Ethiopia by Rene Wadlow
 When love ruled the worldWhen love ruled the world by Nikos Laios
A soul Flows like water,It flows over Mountains and valleys,
 The universe as a 4-dimensional pinball gameThe universe as a 4-dimensional pinball game by Joseph Gatt
Parts of the universe explained in simple and simplistic terms. Just for fun, entertainment, and understanding where we\'re from. -If you were like me, you played pinball as a kid, and played pinball back when the only alte
 International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery by The Ovi Team
December 2nd; the International Day for the Abolition of Slaverymarks t
 Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego MaradonaWhy the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures.  Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take place in accordance with an i
 Answers to unsolved linguistics problemsAnswers to unsolved linguistics problems by Joseph Gatt
Short answers to common unsolved linguistics problems. Problem: why is Basque an “isolate language” with no clear connection to any other language? Answer: European languages have th
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for December 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for December 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You start this month in fine form - your energy, charisma, effectiveness and sense of timing would be great. You will charge ahead and accomplish you goals. Your determination a
 Trump stole the election from himselfTrump stole the election from himself by George Cassidy Payne
From a political perspective, Donald Trump\'s behavior is utterly nonsensical. But when viewed through the lens of philosophy and psychology (which happens to be my particular academic training), his actions are not all that
 Not Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie Moore-GilbertNot Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations.  David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and Juli
 Understanding drug useUnderstanding drug use by Joseph Gatt
A very brief, somewhat straightforward guide to understanding drug use for prevention purposes. Marijuana Marijuana users tend to pick up the habit in schools, in universities or later in life.
 The hate that harms The hate that harms by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Fin Elegy - Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1Fin Elegy - Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1 by Christos Mouzeviris
Fin Elegy Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1. His eyes slowly opened as they blinked, still blurry and pained by the slightest of
 Keeping the Empire Running: Britain's Global Military FootprintKeeping the Empire Running: Britain's Global Military Footprint by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
A few nostalgic types still believe that the Union Jack continues to flutter to sighs and reverence over outposts of the world, from the tropics to the desert.  They would
 Understanding emotional blackmailUnderstanding emotional blackmail by Joseph Gatt
Emotional blackmail is often defined as “the threat of withdrawing emotional support if certain lines are crossed.” That wouldn\'t be my definition of emotional blackmail. Because there are relatively few instan
 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by The Ovi Team
November 29th. In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on t
 Trump's planned randomness   Trump's planned randomness by Thanos Kalamidas
In politics and despite to what we see in the surface even from a sociopath like Donald Trump, there is always a plan, a strategy. Things don’t happen randomly even though luck and calamities occasionally have a part t
 Empty Harbour Empty Harbour by Nikos Laios
Death by pestilence,Congealed lungsAnd sallow skin Clinging to bones,Vacant stares And empty streets,Bowls
 Hard questions about France's colonial past (in French)Hard questions about France's colonial past (in French) by Joseph Gatt
Le travail de réconciliation des mémoires entre la France et ses anciennes colonies en Algérie, en Afrique, au Proche Orient, en Asie et ailleurs ne peut, à mon avis, se faire que dans le cadre d\'un travail mémoriel qu
 UEF's 20 international Master's degree programmes start inviting applications on 1 DecemberUEF's 20 international Master's degree programmes start inviting applications on 1 December by Ovi Magazine Guest
The application round for the University of Eastern Finland’s Master\'s degree programmes taught in English opens on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and closes on Wednesday 20 January 2021. Finnish and international applicants
 A Breath of Fresh Air In and Out of the Trumpian Chicken CoopA Breath of Fresh Air In and Out of the Trumpian Chicken Coop by Leah Sellers
“Well, look at you, Cheyenne,” Cheyenne’s Mama said with genuine surprise. “I have never known you to volutarily pick up the hen’s eggs out of the Chicken Coop without my having to threaten a grounding, Little Miss
 Dim Halos: Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul IIDim Halos: Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul II by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
As chief conductor of the saint factory, Pope John Paul II was always going to be, in time, canonised.  Almost 500 saints were created under his watch.
 Startups: the good, the bad and the uglyStartups: the good, the bad and the ugly by Joseph Gatt
A few additional reflections on startups. Why some succeed and many fail. Notes in no particular order. -The “messy” startup. A grocery store is simple to operate. You purchase fridges and freezers and shelves,
 AntySaurus Prick 20#09AntySaurus Prick 20#09 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in AfghanistanSkewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was a
 My conception of the resume and cover letterMy conception of the resume and cover letter by Joseph Gatt
Common sense “food for thought” on what a resume and cover letter should look like. Notes in no particular order. -First one, big one. After putting my name, address, email etc. on my resume, I would start by a
 Why Malaysia's Monarchy is Set to StayWhy Malaysia's Monarchy is Set to Stay by Murray Hunter
When Malaysia’s Yang di-Pertuan Agong, or king Al-Sultan Abdullah Al-Haj rejected Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s request to declare a state of emergency on October 25, many sections of Malaysia cheered him on.
 That OneThat One by George Cassidy Payne
The one that doesn’twant you to create anythingbecause it wants toprotect what it doesn\'t knowfrom being found out.
 No SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and GirlsNo SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls by Ovi Magazine Guest
No SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and GirlsBy Viola Christian During the 16 Days of Activism against Gende
 Myanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges AheadMyanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges Ahead by Rene Wadlow
The 8 November 2020 elections for the two houses of the Myanmar Parliament were carried out with little violence. The National League for Democracy (NLD) headed by Aung San Suu Kyi won some 80 percent of the open seats. The
 Float AwayFloat Away by Nikos Laios
The light flashed Like jagged forksAgainst the raggedSky,the golden geeseWith wings unfurledStreaked towards
 Suicide signs (how to save a life)Suicide signs (how to save a life) by Joseph Gatt
Maybe your friend or close one is suicidal and you don\'t know it. So here are signs that can help you save a life. Suicide signs are often misunderstood. If your best friend of loved one makes a long, passionate, i
 Physician Leaders Call for Fair Global Distribution of Covid-19 VaccinesPhysician Leaders Call for Fair Global Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines by Ovi Magazine Guest
No country should be left behind in the race to vaccinate its population against Covid-19, the World Medical Association pointed.
 It is time for Greece to leave NATO, since it fails to secure its interestsIt is time for Greece to leave NATO, since it fails to secure its interests by Christos Mouzeviris
As the EU has postponed to make any decision on Turkey\'s aggression towards two of its members, Greece and Cyprus, until later this year, it is evident that coming into an agreement won\'t be easy. Witnessing how Poland and
 Covid Offices and the Religion of Remote WorkCovid Offices and the Religion of Remote Work by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Masks can prove liberating.  The hidden face affords security.  Obnoxious authority breathes better, hiding in comfort.
 Mapping depression Mapping depression by Joseph Gatt
There are basically two types of depression: there\'s biological depression, and psychological depression. Biological depression has to do with hormonal imbalances in the body and the brain and is difficult to treat
 A month of SundaysA month of Sundays by Abigail George
“I don’t see why you can’t write a book. I’m proud of you.” She caressed his back. \"I’m your Alba remember. You can make words do anything. You charmed the pants off of me.”
 Hologram Daddies and Posthumous MolestationHologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together.”  So
 Does telepathy exist?Does telepathy exist? by Joseph Gatt
A lot of people claim to have predicted the future several times. Some claim to swear to have been thinking about a long-lost friend when that long-lost friend called them out of the blue. Some claim that they had a strange urge or feeling at t
 Major Gelopoulakis with Hamlet in a new lockdown Major Gelopoulakis with Hamlet in a new lockdown by Thanos Kalamidas
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 When it comes to trustWhen it comes to trust by Thanos Kalamidas
What has happened in USA the last four years and what’s going on this minute with Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat, has changed US democracy for years to come if not for ever especially if radical jurispruden
 A Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions RegimeA Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions Regime by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran.  Every messianic state craves clearly
 "Backpack ready" economics"Backpack ready" economics by Joseph Gatt
Pre-COVID, the economy around the world centered on this principle: borrow first, pay later. In a “borrow first, pay later” economy, the assumption is that sources of income are “stable” or
 RockyRocky by The Ovi Team
November 21st 1976, Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone as the underdog prize-fighter Rocky Balboa, debuts in New York City. The movie, which opened in theatres across the United States on December 3, 1976, was a huge box-office hit and received
 Universal Children's DayUniversal Children's Day by Rene Wadlow
 Those early yearsThose early years by Bohdan Yuri
I didn’t learn much in those early years,just remembered a few essential things,and my middle years were mostly spentconvalescing through my hidden fears.
 Hollywood and celebrity (and non-celebrity) playersHollywood and celebrity (and non-celebrity) players by Joseph Gatt
Fictional character Barney Stinson is famous for his playbook. A series of 50 hilarious tricks Barney Stinson plays to sleep with women, many of which could get him arrested for “date rape.” But celebrities, and
 Worming 20_03Worming 20_03 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Nuremberg trials startNuremberg trials start by The Ovi Team
November 20th 1945; the International Military Tribunal for the Prosecution of Major War Criminals of the European Axis begins trying German war criminals at Nuremberg, Germany, on this day in 1945. Following Germany\'s defeat in World War II,
 Australia's Migration Advice Industry in DisarrayAustralia's Migration Advice Industry in Disarray by Murray Hunter
Australia’s Migration Advice Industry in Disarray New regulation causes more problems than it solves Australia’s D
 Petitions, Probes and Rupert MurdochPetitions, Probes and Rupert Murdoch by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media.  One, currently in London’s Belmarsh Prison, is facing the prospect of ex
 Things drug addicts and dealers tell you to get you hookedThings drug addicts and dealers tell you to get you hooked by Joseph Gatt
Some things drug dealers and drug addicts tell kids (and adults) to get them hooked. -”If you do drugs your grades will shoot way up! You\'ll ace every single test! Drugs make you creative and enhance your mem
 WMA repeats plea for Taiwan's admission to World Health AssemblyWMA repeats plea for Taiwan's admission to World Health Assembly by Ovi Magazine Guest
On the eve of the resumed meeting of the World Health Assembly next week, the World Medical Association has again called for representatives from Taiwan to be granted observer status.
 Jacques Maritain (18 November 1882 -23 April 1973) World Citizen PhilosopherJacques Maritain (18 November 1882 -23 April 1973) World Citizen Philosopher by Rene Wadlow
Jacques Maritain was a French intellectual who spent the years of World War Two in Princeton in the U.S.A. He was a friend of the anti-Nazi German author Thomas Mann who also lived in Princeton. Both men were among the activ
 Astrolabe Astrolabe by Nikos Laios
I imagine Myself on a ship In the harbour Of AlexandriaCatching the stars With an astrolabe,In the city of Hypatia
 Competition-based and strategy-based lifeCompetition-based and strategy-based life by Joseph Gatt
Who am I to teach anyone lessons? Below is just a general overview of how people who base their life on competition behave, versus how people who base their life on strategy behave. Competition-
 Responsibility After TrumpResponsibility After Trump by George Cassidy Payne
If we are being honest with ourselves, the work for all of us has really just begun. For half the country, Trump was the great leader who would take it all on. To the other half, he represented a scapegoat for every problem
 Fur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink MassacreFur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink Massacre by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“The worst case scenario is a new pandemic, starting all over again out of Denmark,” came the words of a grave Kåre Mølbak, director of the Danish health authorities, the State Serum Institute.
 Working and competingWorking and competing by Joseph Gatt
Working means you\'re giving something. It\'s usually giving something in exchange for something. It could be a product in exchange for money. It could be a service in exchange for money. It could be more complex sc
 Warning that Patient-Physician Relationship Is Under Threat Warning that Patient-Physician Relationship Is Under Threat by Ovi Magazine Guest
A warning that the age old physician-patient relationship is under threat, has come from the World Medical Association.
 The Athens Polytechnic uprisingThe Athens Polytechnic uprising by The Ovi Team
November 17th 1973; Despite the harsh repressive measures of the military Junta during the seven-year dictatorship of 1967-1973 in Greece - the imprisonments, displacements, mass trials in emergency courts-martial, torture, moc
 Building Stronger Conflict Prevention NetworksBuilding Stronger Conflict Prevention Networks by Rene Wadlow
As we reflect on current armed conflicts on which the Association of World Citizens has proposed measures for conflict resolution : - Nagorno-Karabakh, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine-Donetsk-Lougansk- Russia - we ask ourselves if we
 Sawing the Sacred: Felling the Djab Wurrung Directions TreeSawing the Sacred: Felling the Djab Wurrung Directions Tree by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria’s government.”Sissy Eileen Austin,
 Women and scienceWomen and science by Joseph Gatt
The stereotype goes like this: there are very few women in science, technology, math and engineering because women lack the analytical mind that men have. That is, they say, women are better at “describing” when men are better at
 When we get to ParisWhen we get to Paris by Abigail George
 Begging Outrage: British Journalists for AssangeBegging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Even that title strikes an odd note.  It should not.  The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists
 The social aspects of tourismThe social aspects of tourism by Joseph Gatt
A brief guidebook for tourism policy.
 Start a fire while fired & other conspiracy theoriesStart a fire while fired & other conspiracy theories by Thanos Kalamidas
 Out of Nothing Out of Nothing by George Cassidy Payne
My love for you is gravitationally balancedbut unstable. A system of huge swirling whirlpools endlessly recycled as repulsive forces that expand with constant acceleration
 Rolling Heads at the Pentagon: Trump as Sacker-in-ChiefRolling Heads at the Pentagon: Trump as Sacker-in-Chief by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
A sense of redundancy might encourage calm.  The job is done, however well or poorly.  The legacy charted.
 Random reflections on the foreign language classroomRandom reflections on the foreign language classroom by Joseph Gatt
Some observations and thoughts on learning foreign languages inside and outside the classroom. -The experience everyone has. You take 200 hours of Hebrew lessons. Or 400 hours of French lessons. Or 800 hours of Mand
 Liquid BlueLiquid Blue by Nikos Laios
In the depths ofThe liquid blueFloating in Solitude.
 Factionalising Antisemitism: The British Labour Party Suspends Jeremy CorbynFactionalising Antisemitism: The British Labour Party Suspends Jeremy Corbyn by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Whatever stance taken by followers of the British Labour Party on the subject of antisemitism within its ranks, the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn must be seen as an exercise of muscle on the part of Sir Keir Starmer.
 Physicians leaders express concern over human rights violations against Uighur people Physicians leaders express concern over human rights violations against Uighur people by Ovi Magazine Guest
The World Medical Association has called on the international health community to express their concern about human rights violations on the Uighur people, a Muslim ethnic minority being detained in China’s Xinjiang re
 Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson by The Ovi Team
November 13th 1850; on this day Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure
 SI and EQ of kidsSI and EQ of kids by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
As much as good health is important for life so is social and emotional intelligence and parents seem to understand it best during these times. Many develop a high SI (Social Intelligence)  from getting out and interact
 Nagorno-Karabakh: Starting the Second Month of WarNagorno-Karabakh: Starting the Second Month of War by Rene Wadlow
27 September 2020 marked the start of a renewed armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh among the forces of Azerbaijan, the Armenian-populated Republic of Artsakh, and Armenia. The conflict has provoked a loss of life and the des
 Single-person dependent personality disorderSingle-person dependent personality disorder by Joseph Gatt
Another medical paper. Dependent personality disorder is a well-known and well-studied condition, one where an individual has huge anxiety problems when left alone. The individual\'s anxiety when left alone can incl
 Sorry Tale of Malaysian PM's Survival in PowerSorry Tale of Malaysian PM's Survival in Power by Murray Hunter
Sorry Tale of Malaysian PM’s Survival in PowerContinuing political Instability is a product of the politicians seeking power and perks
 Viral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech VaccineViral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The announcement that Pfizer Inc., along with its collaborative partner BioNTech SE, had come up with a successful vaccine candidate to combat the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
 The "first job" syndromeThe "first job" syndrome by Joseph Gatt
Another medical science paper. New recruits are often misunderstood. Some of them do very well on the job, adapt very quickly, and blend in very quickly. But, there is a fairly common condition,
 Taking for granted ...Be waryTaking for granted ...Be wary by Ovi Magazine Guest
Taking for granted … Be waryBy Honourable Donald J. Johnston The title of these comments is inspired by my personal expe
 Biden's Victory: A Eunuch Presidency BeckonsBiden's Victory: A Eunuch Presidency Beckons by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Whatever was set to happen on November 3, President Donald J. Trump would not lose.  Falling in that establishment firebreak against democracy known as the Electoral Colle
 SustainSustain by Jan Sand
Anyone who has lived a while,Accumulated times that should not have been,Suffers, not from misdirections, not from what was,But from what was not, butNe
 Protocol crisisProtocol crisis by Joseph Gatt
My second medical science paper. My first paper was on a psychiatric condition I called the “culture shock syndrome” which could be revised and updated. This paper is on a psychiatric condition I will call the
 Velimir Khlebnikov: (9 November 1885 - 28 June 1922) The Futurian and World CitizenVelimir Khlebnikov: (9 November 1885 - 28 June 1922) The Futurian and World Citizen by Rene Wadlow
Let Planet Earth be sovereign at last. Planet Earth alone will be our sovereign song Velimir Khlebnikov Velimir Khlebnikov was a
 The People Have SpokenThe People Have Spoken by George Cassidy Payne
He tried hate speech and voter intimidation. He endorsed gerrymandering and photo ID laws. He declared the election illegal before the first votes were counted and said he was uncertain about a peaceful transfer of power. In
 The pseudo-science of reading booksThe pseudo-science of reading books by Joseph Gatt
Friends. Let me tell you why books scare you. Your high school teachers and college professors discussed books at length. Very often, your high school teachers and college professors did not read the books that they
 A Recipe For The WarA Recipe For The War by Ovi Magazine Guest
A Recipe For The War By Zlatko Hadžidedić, Adnan Idrizbegović There is a widespread view that Germany\'s policy
 Progressivism is a Winner in 2020Progressivism is a Winner in 2020 by George Cassidy Payne
“A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.” ― Theodore Roosevelt, 
 The US Presidential Election: The View from OutsideThe US Presidential Election: The View from Outside by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was now the turn of other states to vent about, and at, the United States.  The 2020 US presidential elections were coming down to a razor sharp wire.
 Notes on extraterrestrial lifeNotes on extraterrestrial life by Joseph Gatt
Notes and speculations on the existence of extraterrestrial life, in no particular order. -The general assumption is that the universe is made up of planets made of rock and stars made of helium (let\'s call it fire
 Koulis goes lockdownKoulis goes lockdown by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Louvre opensLouvre opens by The Ovi Team
November 8th 1793; after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. Today, the Louvre\'s collection is one of the richest in the world, with artwork and ar
 Education: Key public and private investment choice for the coming administrationEducation: Key public and private investment choice for the coming administration by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
The next four years will determine where and how all the accumulated economic resources will be spent. The decisions will affect those suffering from rainy days to come. Targeted spending will sow seeds for innovation, techn
 Chestnut TreeChestnut Tree by Nikos Laios
I sighed Beneath aSpreading Chestnut tree As darkness stalked The night like a black swan Gliding above th
 The virtues of slow, long-term learningThe virtues of slow, long-term learning by Joseph Gatt
The current education system in most countries is about playing the system. Let\'s discuss my middle school and high school friend and call him X. X could not stay single. He had this dating cycle with girls where h
 USSAUSSA by Patrick McWade
For more \'For the Moment\' HERE! For mo
 ASEAN at Crossroads: Nonaligned Movement has no alternativeASEAN at Crossroads: Nonaligned Movement has no alternative by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
As the present world order weakens, the mega confrontations have appeared more likely: On its post-Soviet revival quest, Russia becomes increasingly assertive in Euro-MED theatre and beyond. The Sino-American relations are i
 Trump, Blue Mirages and False PollsTrump, Blue Mirages and False Polls by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The great bard remarks in Henry VI: Part II that all the lawyers ought to be killed.  In entertaining this homicidal formula, William Shakespeare had yet to encounter that
 The evolution of political and economic theoryThe evolution of political and economic theory by Joseph Gatt
Simply put, political and economic theory evolved with technology. First, there was no International Postal Union. So communicating with written mail was a little complicated, as letters often took too much time to
 Europe must abandon its complexes on migration and integration to debate openly on these issuesEurope must abandon its complexes on migration and integration to debate openly on these issues by Christos Mouzeviris
Ever since the killing of the French teacher Samuel Paty in a Paris suburb on October the 16th, France-and potentially Europe has entered another circle of violence and bloodshed. Samuel was targeted by a teenage muslim refu
 Google meets the Sherman ActGoogle meets the Sherman Act by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Ambition is the subtlest Beast of the Intellectual and Moral Field,” wrote John Adams to his son, John Quincy Adams, in January, 1794. “It is wonderfully adroit in concealing itself from its owner.
 Should lenders or borrowers be blamed for recessions?Should lenders or borrowers be blamed for recessions? by Joseph Gatt
Lending money to someone is a militant act. The idea is if you lend your friend 5 bucks so he can buy lunch, and that he promises that his parents will give him money and that he will pay back tomorrow, that\'s a militant act. You\'re basically
 Mr. ShakenMr. Shaken by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Protests Open New Divisions in Thai SocietyProtests Open New Divisions in Thai Society by Murray Hunter
Protests Open New Divisions in Thai Society Students fight against the tide of history Thailand is currently engulfed by daily
 The US Republic, Trump and the Authoritarian Fear Mongering ClubThe US Republic, Trump and the Authoritarian Fear Mongering Club by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It’s an oxymoron with a long history: American democracy.  In referring to the United States, it does not exist.  Nor
 Notes on academic writingNotes on academic writing by Joseph Gatt
Professors and regular people look at my writing and sometimes go like “that can\'t be academic writing, that\'s too simple!” To many people, academic writing is one of two things: -It\'s either writ
 Lives Lost Through Spreading of Discredited Science Says WMA LeaderLives Lost Through Spreading of Discredited Science Says WMA Leader by Ovi Magazine Guest
The spreading of fake news and discredited science by world leaders has led to many people dying and others being exposed to Covid-19, according to the departing President of the World Medical Association. In his valedictory
 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
 Azerbaijan and Armenia: Confidence-building Measures NeededAzerbaijan and Armenia: Confidence-building Measures Needed by Rene Wadlow
Despite negotiations for a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the fighting continues. The conflict becomes increasingly complex as other States become involved, in particular Turkey bu
 The tomorrows of US democracyThe tomorrows of US democracy by Thanos Kalamidas
Four years of Donald Trump have left US democracy deeply wounded. However, never forget that the wounding has started long before with Donald Trump and
 Traits of corrupt organizationsTraits of corrupt organizations by Joseph Gatt
The demand for this paper is for the following people and organizations: “I want to deal with \'clean\' organizations and want to avoid working with corrupt organizations. What signs should I look for?” Corrupti
 Turnedback-ClockTurnedback-Clock by Patrick McWade
For more \'Then, Again\' HERE!
 Panama declares independencePanama declares independence by The Ovi Team
November 3rd 1903; with the support of the U.S. government, Panama issues a declaration of independence from Colombia. The revolution was engineered by a Panamanian faction backed by the Panama Canal Company, a French-U.S. corporation that hope
 Europe's East Mediterranean FiascoEurope's East Mediterranean Fiasco by Christos Mouzeviris
In a post on Twitter, Turkey’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu, announced l
 Impunity and Carefree Violence: Australia's Special Forces in AfghanistanImpunity and Carefree Violence: Australia's Special Forces in Afghanistan by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In 2016, Australian Major General Jeff Sengelman approached the then chief of the Australian army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell
 The subtleties of the economyThe subtleties of the economy by Joseph Gatt
This article will be a commentary on the saying “teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.” -You could give the man a rod and teach him how to fish at a pond. Maybe he\'ll catch 5 or 10 fish a day. That\'s n
 Bird of PrayBird of Pray by Patrick McWade
For more Nuttley HERE!
 No More Imagining Things of the PastNo More Imagining Things of the Past by Abigail George
 Precisions on the brain drainPrecisions on the brain drain by Joseph Gatt
What I call the “knowledge workers” tend to leave any country mainly for two reasons: -It\'s impossible to make ends meet in their home countries, and there are no perspectives of getting a job that will
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for November 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for November 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - An excellent month to move forward with your plans and ideas. Trust in this divine timing and move ahead.. Do not hesitate or doubt yourself, as this is a favorable time. You wi
 Stephen CraneStephen Crane by The Ovi Team
November 1st 1871; on this day Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, is born
 The red RhineThe red Rhine by The Ovi Team
November 1st 1986; a catastrophic fire at a chemicals factory near Basel, Switzerland, sends tons of toxic chemicals into the nearby river Rhine and turning it red. The fire broke out early in the morning in a storage building used for pesticid
 NOSFERATU: a Monologue on the Pathology of the Undead - DraculaNOSFERATU: a Monologue on the Pathology of the Undead - Dracula by David Sparenberg
Pain is a broken mirror.  What?  You don’t believe that suffering is glass?  My eyes have been shattered by tears for many years.  Look!  Is this a human face?  No!  It is a mockery e
 Nimble LeapNimble Leap by Jan Sand
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Το κατοικίδιο
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There’s every reason to say democracy has taken firm roots in Africa because most of the countries once ruled by military dictators have embraced democracy. Still, there are pockets of resistance considering the false
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Ο Γαλοπουλάκης τουρίστας
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Το μερσί μπουρού του Γαλο
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Ο Γαλοπουλάκης και το μετ
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The Satrap Chronicles of the US imperium will have, near the top of their various ingratiating themes, such Australian politicians as Senators Linda Reynolds and Marise Payne. 
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A few days before the December 2019, UK elections papers leaked in the press and the parliament with long references to negotiations between the British government and Trump’s administration for the sale of the Nationa
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From Culture for Peace to Culture of PeaceBy Anastasiia Pachina A conference whose theme was “From the Victory Day to Co
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Εδώ Κεραμιδίως, εκεί Τσίμ
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There is a certain irony in the return of the Hagia Sophia to being an Islamic mosque which it had been from 1453 to 1934. From 1934 till today, it was considered a museum and was visited by many especially for the fine qual
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Communism failed mainly because there was no debate, and there was no communication. That is Communism is a system where the government controls everything from healthcare and education, to housing and business. But, o
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Despite an intensive outbreak of Covid-19 infection clusters within the Thai Deep South, and a sudden spike in violent attacks by separatists, the region continues to display strong economic vibrancy.
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Is the wry grin an old hippy makeswhen hiding a handfulof magic mushrooms. Or the way strangers feel innocentand accomplished at the summit. N
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Melbourne. The Victorian Premier turned up for his weekend delivery of coronavirus infections, gruffly delivering the news.
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Why does life have to hurt so much. Why do people tell each other that they love you, when they don\'t. Why do grown ups tell each other they\'ll love you forever when they don\'t. The sa
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Η Αρχαγγέλα και ο Κούλης Γ
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While many talked about the refusal of Holland, Austria, Finland and Sweden to turn the EU stimulus into free money not many noticed a side dis
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In the old days, when you wrote your Ph.D. dissertation, a lot of professors used to tell you (something alone the lines of) you can either observe a phenomenon or report it. Or you can use logical arguments to come to a conclusion that support
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Rarely do terms such as “Islamic State” and “natural justice” keep company.  Both seem alien, uncomfortable, fundamentally ill-suited.
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Let me start with the story of a lucky guy. He was a chef, highly skilled at that. He worked at an embassy but dreamed of opening a restaurant. One day, he met a couple of guys who wanted to hire him as a chef at their new
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First, you had hunting and gathering. Then you had farming and herding. Then, you had the industrial era that took shape in four stages, which I\'ll describe briefly. -Steam and coal (1760-1890 roughly)The first
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The fish heads Sloshed in the Metal bucket on The swaying deck Splashing drops
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The corporate spin machine was working with typical aggression.   “This case was not about how much tax we pay,”
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23 July 2011; with her gravelly voice and eclectic style, Amy Winehouse, 27, who was found dead in London, won comparison with some of the great female singers such as Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone. But like another great singer, Janis Joplin, s
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July 23rd 1974; the military government in Greece has collapsed and the former Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis has been invited to return. Huge crowds gathered to greet him at Athens airport and there has been jubilation in the streets of
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“Is it blue enough?” he growled in affectionate inquiry, referring to the rib eye steak with pepper sauce.  Suitably well, came the reply to Mario Corniola.
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Ιουλιανές συνωμοσίες στρ
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July 20th 1952; Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0). One of the greatest runners of the 20th Century, Emil Zátopek achieved legendary status when he won the 5,000, the 10,000 and the marathon at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsin
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Lah! Trump, with aid of the coronavirus pandemic and hardcore ignorance, has successfully built a wall! It is not the wall he campaigned on, stirring up xenophobia and racial hatred. But he has a wall surrounding these Unite
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On a dead-end block inan Atlanta suburb,she lays down to drinkalone, not giving a damnabout being marriedin the finest old oak casksor being distinctive with a
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“Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”Kanye West,
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Malaysia’s record on letting journalists be is a blotted one.  This month, authorities have been kept busy intimidating the independent news outlet Malaysiakini, wit
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Το άλλοθι του μπάτσου
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Another victory for another far-right, xenophobe populist leader in Europe and after Viktor Orbán and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the re-elected Polish president, Andrzej Duda, comes to add his
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It’s always sensible to set asideOccasionally wisely the time for you yourselfTo do exactly as you please and decideWithout following the herd, matters
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July 17th 1975; As part of a mission aimed at developing space rescue capability, the U.S. spacecraft Apollo 18 and the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19 rendezvous and dock in space. As the hatch was opened between the two vessels, commanders Thomas
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The United States is famed for doing things, not to scale, but off it. Size is the be-all and end-all, and the coronavirus is now doing its bit to assure that the country remains unrivalled in the
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This is the soundtrack of my heart, of my life if you care to listen. If there is anyone out there who cares to listen. I am the girl you never phone. You never think of me. Was that too much to ask. I never hear your phone
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There is no magic in poetry. Worms have wounds too.There is only the oxygen of what matters.A natural hormone unleashed to the infi
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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
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Black ink,WordsThat soak Into the skin,Into the muscles
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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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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
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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
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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.
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Γενέθλια στου δημάρχου Γ
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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.
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Despite diplo
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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
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 Walk & talk 2018Walk & talk 2018 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
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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
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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
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The British conservationist Gerald Durrell
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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
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For more Walk & talk, HERE!
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July 9th 1893; Dr Daniel Hale Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anaesthesia. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) the founder of Provident Hospital was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. His father was a barber who w
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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
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My mind is rustlingleaves, sound shadowsand deadening echoes.
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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.
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Resetting Higher Education: Returning to the Community Time to move on The state restrictions placed on public places in respo
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I could hear the Harpies screech across The river and the boxcars,Clawed hands warming over Crackling orange flamesFrom a rusted
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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
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For more Walk & talk, HERE!
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assang
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Το πονηρό σχέδιο του Κούλη Γαλοπο
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Blooming undera deep, gold barm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Back to a Better FutureBy Anastasiia Pachina Arts, Science … Excellence We
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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
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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
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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
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Foreign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian History Deeply ingrained cultural attitudes Two raids last month by Mala
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President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton would have been confident.  His indulgent
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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\'
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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
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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
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June 29th 1974; Maria Estela Isabel Martinez de Peron has been sworn in as inte
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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
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Pain. There was pain in remembering the past, but also surrender, also in the sweetness of the letting go. Take the pain away. Replace it with a loving mother and father. She is looking into his eyes, he is holding her hand. They are in love. M
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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
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Γενίτσαροι κουλής δημοκρατίας
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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
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If pure lightcasts a shadowwhat is the natureof that shadow?Is that shadownot white? How can light be dark
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Book Review: Hidden Scorpion by Warren ReedIntricate tale of spycraft and danger by a former intelligence officer. Pity Sake Publishing, Australia
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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
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\"Every day, women, men and children are tortured or ill-treated with the intention of destroying their sense of dignity and human worth. [...] By concretely supporting victims of torture, the international community will prove its unequivocal dete
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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
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George Floyd’s suffocating death at the end of a policeman’s knee in Minneapolis on May 25 has become an international protest movement.  What endures beyond t
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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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For anybody familiar with that gruesome manifestation of the modern work place, namely the open plan office, the advent of coronavirus might be something of a relief.  The
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The United States is the richest country in the world. It has the best hospitals in the world. The best doctors and health professionals in the world. The most sophisticated technology in the world. The most civil liberties
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Mobs are unruly, headless things.  The message is the action.  The platform is often violence.
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June 2nd 1989, the boys’ prep school drama Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams, is re
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World on Autopilot II(The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19 – addendum) Further to the points of view
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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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It has been a withering time for the airlines, whose unused planes moulder in a gruelling waiting game of survival.  The receivers are smacking their lips; administration
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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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The Australian press and a chorus of the country’s politicians painted a misguided, blotched picture: the Scott Morrison government had achieved its goal of convincing members of the World Health Assembly that an
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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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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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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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Long after the Covid-19 emergency restrictions and lockdowns have been lifted, one of the last industries that will recover is international tourism, which has been decimated by border closures, leaving air transport and air
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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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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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Smug assertions of liability in history are often incautious things.  They constitute a fruit salad mix: assertions of the wishful thinkers; hopes of the crazed; the quest
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Book review of Albert Einstein\'s “the theory of relativity” and “the world as I see it.” First thing that surprises me is, despite Albert Einstein\'s status as a legend, a genius, a pop icon
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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.
 Learning in light of crisis Learning in light of crisis by Ovi Magazine Guest
Learning in light of crisis By Rattana Lao Bangkok – The global
 Why Thinking Makes it So: Donald Trump's Obamagate FixationWhy Thinking Makes it So: Donald Trump's Obamagate Fixation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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
 Open Eyes Laid BackOpen Eyes Laid Back by Michael Lee Johnson
Open eyes, black-eyed peas,laid back busy live
 On fake newsOn fake news by Joseph Gatt
How do newspapers come up with fake news in the first place? I\'ll discuss two things: fake facts, and fake facts slipped into opinion articles. Fake facts Let\'s keep this nice and simple. Here\'s an example I
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #042nd opinion, quarantined! #04 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more 2nd opinion, quarantined!, HERE!
 Contributing to a Safer, Healthier and Prosperous World: OIC and its Rapid Reaction CapacitationContributing to a Safer, Healthier and Prosperous World: OIC and its Rapid Reaction Capacitation by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
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 Greasing the Revolving Door: Palantir Recruits Down UnderGreasing the Revolving Door: Palantir Recruits Down Under by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When he announced at the end of April that he would be retiring, t
 A Eurovision entryA Eurovision entry by Joseph Gatt
Like many Israelis, I was disappointed that Eden Alene could not compete in this year\'s Eurovision because of COVID-19. I know Idan Raichel and others will do a fantastic job writing her a song. But if they need inspiratio
 Urgent action demand to combat violence against health personnel Urgent action demand to combat violence against health personnel by Ovi Magazine Guest
Urgent action to combat the rising tide of violence against health personnel in every region of the world has been called for by the World Medical Association. On the opening day of the World Health Assembly today (Monday),
 Hydrogen bomb over Bikini AtollHydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll by The Ovi Team
May 20th 1956; the United States conducts the first airborne test of an improved hydrogen bomb, dropping it from a plane over the tiny island of Namu in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The successful test indicated that hydrogen bombs we
 10 Reasons President Trump Should Wear a Mask10 Reasons President Trump Should Wear a Mask by George Cassidy Payne
1. To symbolically apologize to every woman who he has demeaned, intimidated, forcibly touched, and silenced. 2.To block some of the sound vibrations coming from his mouth, so the world can hear a little less rambli
 Stylistics all on each spree Stylistics all on each spree by Saloni Kaul
Whales throw their tails so high up in the air,Regardless of who\'s whale-watching perform antics;Eagles patrol the skies, circle handsomely as they stareIndifferent to your i
 Tara Reade, the Democrats and Joe Biden's Woman ProblemTara Reade, the Democrats and Joe Biden's Woman Problem by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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
 Walk & talk 2013Walk & talk 2013 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 My GenerationMy Generation by The Ovi Team
May 19th 1965; from the Bible to Oedipus Rex to King Lear, literature has long concerned itself with the difficult relations that sometimes arise between members of different generations. The Fifth Commandment—\"Honour thy father and thy
 The Resolution of Armed Conflicts: Back to Square OneThe Resolution of Armed Conflicts: Back to Square One by Rene Wadlow
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.
 I May Have Covid-19 - Part TwoI May Have Covid-19 - Part Two by Leah Sellers
Good News !  My Fever has Broken. I’m feeling more Energetic and am ready for a short thirty minute, I-so-lated Walk into the Deep Woods ! I have a strong urge to Hug one of my favorite Oak Trees - ha ! Howe
 The evolution of education in South KoreaThe evolution of education in South Korea by Joseph Gatt
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.
 World Health Organization (WHO) must be sufficiently funded World Health Organization (WHO) must be sufficiently funded by Ovi Magazine Guest
World Health Organization (WHO) must be sufficiently funded By World Medical Association A plea to all governments to continue
 Mods and Rockers Mods and Rockers by The Ovi Team
May 18th 1964; Scores of youths have been given prison sentences following a Whitsun weekend of violent clashes between gangs of Mods and Rockers at a number of resorts on the south coast of England. Two youths were taken to hospital with knife
 OutlierOutlier by David Sparenberg
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
 About Face: The Great Coronavirus Mask DebateAbout Face: The Great Coronavirus Mask Debate by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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.
 Startup coachingStartup coaching by Joseph Gatt
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
 Canadian BorderCanadian Border by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 I May Have Covid -19I May Have Covid -19 by Leah Sellers
Yes, that’s right. The dreaded Covid - 19 may have rolled right up my nostrils, down into my throat, and scurried it’s little ‘ole Destructive Path into the rest of my Body. Oops and Egads !! Yes, I w
 Muting Justice: Rescheduling Julian Assange's HearingMuting Justice: Rescheduling Julian Assange's Hearing by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 “When we think of the repression of journalists, we automatically evoke foreign lands.  We rarely, however, evoke or remember our own dissidents.
 Did the Russians play with the elections?Did the Russians play with the elections? by Joseph Gatt
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
 State of torment in lockdown and COVID-19State of torment in lockdown and COVID-19 by Abigail George
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
 Pandemic Revisionism: The George W. Bush WhitewashPandemic Revisionism: The George W. Bush Whitewash by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful.  And so are we.  They never stop thinking
 My experience with politicsMy experience with politics by Joseph Gatt
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
 Patriotic Vaccines: The Divided Coronavirus CausePatriotic Vaccines: The Divided Coronavirus Cause by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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.
 I Live in BetweenI Live in Between by Nikos Laios
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
 Facts and fallacies about skillsFacts and fallacies about skills by Joseph Gatt
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.
 Walk & talk 2012Walk & talk 2012 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 Politics of fearmongering in the altar of Hindutva in Modi's India Politics of fearmongering in the altar of Hindutva in Modi's India by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Reclining moonReclining moon by Amir Khatib
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.
 The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for ParanoiaThe Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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
 Differences Between Lincoln and Trump are StarkDifferences Between Lincoln and Trump are Stark by George Cassidy Payne
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
 Harvard's Fossil Fuels Formula: Engagement before WithdrawalHarvard's Fossil Fuels Formula: Engagement before Withdrawal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it,” urged the Earl of Chesterfield
 How I'd reform the banking systemHow I'd reform the banking system by Joseph Gatt
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
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #032nd opinion, quarantined! #03 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more 2nd opinion, quarantined!, HERE!
 Petronas: Malaysia's Ailing Financial Lifeline - A cash drawer to fund dark projects slides shutPetronas: Malaysia's Ailing Financial Lifeline - A cash drawer to fund dark projects slides shut by Murray Hunter
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
 Pandemic Delays: Postponing the Assange Extradition HearingPandemic Delays: Postponing the Assange Extradition Hearing by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“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
 De-evolution of Europe - Return of the Wir wussten nicht (Third Part)De-evolution of Europe - Return of the Wir wussten nicht (Third Part) by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
Return of the Wir wussten nicht The equation of Communism with Nazism
 Red RoadRed Road by David Sparenberg
path of the Spirit WarriorIf you will but
 Brutal Choices: Anders Tegnell and Sweden's Herd Immunity GoalBrutal Choices: Anders Tegnell and Sweden's Herd Immunity Goal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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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Γκρούεζα ζεις, την ΝΔ στον 21
 NGO Transformations amid Uncertainty NGO Transformations amid Uncertainty by Rene Wadlow
World wide, the Covid-19 pandemic has caught both go
 Treacherous Accommodations: Australian Universities, Coronavirus and the NTEUTreacherous Accommodations: Australian Universities, Coronavirus and the NTEU by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Conflicting narrativesConflicting narratives by Joseph Gatt
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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 Lightbulb Moments: IIILightbulb Moments: III by Neil Leadbeater
Priestley discovering the composition of atmosphere and Toricelli’s invention of the barometerwas a 60 watt lightbulb moment. Souberran’s discovery of chlorofor
 Pandemic Diplomacy: The Gum on China's ShoePandemic Diplomacy: The Gum on China's Shoe by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 World Thalassaemia DayWorld Thalassaemia Day by The Ovi Team
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
 Berserk Alert! #46Berserk Alert! #46 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
 Gary CooperGary Cooper by The Ovi Team
 Climbing the Revenue Mountain: Google, Facebook and the Publishers' RightClimbing the Revenue Mountain: Google, Facebook and the Publishers' Right by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 StartupsStartups by Joseph Gatt
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!
 Hindenburg crashedHindenburg crashed by The Ovi Team
May 6th 1937; the German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 9
 Scuttling New START: Trump's China DistractionScuttling New START: Trump's China Distraction by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 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
 WMA condemns attacks on health care professionals WMA condemns attacks on health care professionals by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Ineptitude or a Culling?!Ineptitude or a Culling?! by Leah Sellers
\"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
 Kind Scents OnKind Scents On by Saloni Kaul
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
 Settling Scores: Malcolm Turnbull's Smaller PictureSettling Scores: Malcolm Turnbull's Smaller Picture by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Little-Known Back Story to Japanese WhalingLittle-Known Back Story to Japanese Whaling by Warren Reed
Australians have long delighted in the increasing annual whale migration from the Southern Ocean up along the country’s eastern seaboard, a spectacle that can be readily viewed from the shoreline or up close from runabouts and other small
 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
 Hostage of the herd (in Greek) Hostage of the herd (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
 EXODUS RevisitedEXODUS Revisited by David Sparenberg
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!
 Threatening the Governors: William Barr's Commercial and Civil Liberties BriefThreatening the Governors: William Barr's Commercial and Civil Liberties Brief by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 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
 The Pell Acquittal Exposes Australia's Kangaroo Court SystemThe Pell Acquittal Exposes Australia's Kangaroo Court System by Murray Hunter
 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
 Taiwan's exclusion from WHO damaging healthTaiwan's exclusion from WHO damaging health by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Ramadan Reflections in the midst of Covid-19Ramadan Reflections in the midst of Covid-19 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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
 Hybrid war and neocolonialism: rewriting historyHybrid war and neocolonialism: rewriting history by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Walk & talk 201Walk & talk 201 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 The Collapse of Malaysian Private Universities - Covid-19 just the latest problem The Collapse of Malaysian Private Universities - Covid-19 just the latest problem by Murray Hunter
 Wisely On CueWisely On Cue by Saloni Kaul
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
 Zebulon PikeZebulon Pike by The Ovi Team
 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
 Letters to the young poet, VirgilLetters to the young poet, Virgil by Abigail George
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
 Social media strategiesSocial media strategies by Joseph Gatt
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
 Corruption always starts from the head ...in GreekCorruption always starts from the head ...in Greek by Thanos Kalamidas
 Chernobyl Nuclear DisasterChernobyl Nuclear Disaster by The Ovi Team
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
 Studio 54Studio 54 by The Ovi Team
 Hell is Other People: Pandemic Lifestyles and Domestic ViolenceHell is Other People: Pandemic Lifestyles and Domestic Violence by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 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
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #022nd opinion, quarantined! #02 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
 I am aliveI am alive by Nikos Laios
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
 Worshiping and Defiling Britain's NHSWorshiping and Defiling Britain's NHS by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Little Otter Learns to SwimLittle Otter Learns to Swim by Artie Knapp
 World Day for Laboratory AnimalsWorld Day for Laboratory Animals by The Ovi Team
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
 International Data Need to Add UpsInternational Data Need to Add Ups by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 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
 World Book DayWorld Book Day by The Ovi Team
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
 EARTH DAY PRAYEREARTH DAY PRAYER by David Sparenberg
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
 Malaysia's Grandiose Education Ambitions a MessMalaysia's Grandiose Education Ambitions a Mess by Murray Hunter
 Collapsible ChairsCollapsible Chairs by Neil Leadbeater
lie in confinement, arms folded, without complaint. They are not like other chairs. Uprights are so stand-offish. Unbending, they leave no room for manoeuvre,ar
 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!
 Georgia BroadwickGeorgia Broadwick by The Ovi Team
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
 Cosmic Gangster Capitalism: Elon Musk Crowds the HeavensCosmic Gangster Capitalism: Elon Musk Crowds the Heavens by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Global health leaders urge G20 to act now of personal protective equipment Global health leaders urge G20 to act now of personal protective equipment by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Cutting the Funding: The WHO, Trump and the Coronavirus WarsCutting the Funding: The WHO, Trump and the Coronavirus Wars by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Give Us Leaders Who have Suffered......Give Us Leaders Who have Suffered...... by Leah Sellers
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
 Lazarus Lazarus by Nikos Laios
Like a dark Lazarus I rose from the depths,
 Advice to psychotherapistsAdvice to psychotherapists by Joseph Gatt
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
 A poetic crucifixion and Alexis' mistakes in ...GreekA poetic crucifixion and Alexis' mistakes in ...Greek by Thanos Kalamidas
 Corona-bonds: it is make-or-break time for Europe nowCorona-bonds: it is make-or-break time for Europe now by Christos Mouzeviris
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
 The March to Madness of Massacre of Mid-night March 25 - Part IIThe March to Madness of Massacre of Mid-night March 25 - Part II by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 University Bailouts, Funding and CoronavirusUniversity Bailouts, Funding and Coronavirus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The March to Madness of Massacre of Mid-night March 25 - Part IThe March to Madness of Massacre of Mid-night March 25 - Part I by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 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
 Taken as a "fan" - not as a voter (in Greek)Taken as a "fan" - not as a voter (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
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“Hey Maybelle !” “Hey, Peggy Joy !” “Girl, I love your Face Mask !” exclaimed Peggy Joy. “Did you ma
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Is the hourglass of bacterial death. The flow of sand between the past and the future. Time is whatthe clocks me
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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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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
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April 7th 1968; Motor racing world champion Jim Clark was killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim. Clark, 32, was at the wheel of his Lotus-Cosworth which left the track at 170mph (274km/h), somersaulted through the air an
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The old woodenShack sat on the edge Of a sand dune on a Desolate beach On the outskirts Of the city.
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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
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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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I’m old Indian chief storyplastered on white scattered sheets,Caucasian paper blowing in yesterday’s winds. 
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Breathless promotion on the local radio station. Tickets selling out in a single day. Thousands of teenagers, hours before show time, lining up outside the biggest venue in town. The scene outside the Cleveland Arena on a chilly Friday night in
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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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            He noblest lives and noblest dies
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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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“Maybelle, I sure am enjoyin’ this Poetry Class I let you talk me into attendin’ with you. And who’d have thunk it !” Jimmie Bea snorted with laughter.“I’m so glad you said ,
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He walks through the desertgrabbing handfuls of silken petalsheavy with morning dewnot thinking of the thorns    piercing his calloused f
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On March 15, 1997, the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality in Montreal hel
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Live in alternative practice.Choosing alternative energyde-industrialize.
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Ideology has it that immigrants are “dangerous” and “potential criminals” and “lack patriotism” without specifying who we are talking about. Are we talking about first generation immigrants? Second generation
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Just a few things to clarify Judaism for my Arab friends. 1. Jews are not organized in “tribes.”What I read a lot in Muslim literature about Jews is that Jews are organized in tribes, as in the
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Poets and sensitive souls shy from excessOf virtually all vulgarity, violence,Bathos, verbosity, the sentimental recess,To stoically allow inner reserves dom
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I have a Beating heart
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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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I Didn’t Know What to SayLook at me,I’
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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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Freedom of Conscienceis freedomto think your own thoughtsfeel your own feelingsgive voice to your voice
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Barely a Portrait, Images, Transitions(Niles High School, Niles, Michigan) You will find her here blowing soap bubbles,chewing gum cigars, old time candy and toy as
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Yes, Viruses are interesting CrittersCritters longing for TransmissionTo put them into CommissionMy, my, my, my CoronaBeComesYour, your, your, your Corona
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Every act Of love is life,Every act of kindness Affirms our humanity, Every act of cruelty Betrays our soul.
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Arched trellises as children we strolled throughOf saturated time replete with summer’s scentsAppear before us in their shades of pink green blue,Arcs painted
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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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There comes a point where idle chatter over things that don’t really matter,Civilities that tolerate the insensate, talk that prates out of the politeConsiderations of weather, hea
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February 28th 1928; \"I\'m worried about all the people in New Orleans. Tell them
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They carried bundles Of wood and threw them Onto a pyre outside the ruins
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Stretched lazily across, it shows up in the skySo like a long forgotten loved one dearAt your doorstep leaning against the woodframe high,Startles the eye an
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February is a month short-changed, the spit of winter roams the plains; snow is shoveled through and through, still around, a reflection of the moon. super bowls are lost and won,
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I’m tired of disciplinin
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)I dope myself up with the dead poets and sleeping pills,with Marilyn, with Bukowski (it was booze), with Sylvia.I just want to rest, ch
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restlesslya man could not sleep—the woman’s voice
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There are basically three types of leaders. There\'s the militarized leader, the tribal leader and the free leader. Here are their features. Militarized leadersNotable examples: Emmanuel Macron of France, Shinzo
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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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Thin sequinned showers preempt the season like a prologue wearer,Narrator-like hint at what’s to be the hankered after confection,A prelude beckons, brings the scene ahead a shade nearer
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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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February 21st; International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by UNESCO\'s Gen
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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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 Intelligence Spats: Australia, Britain and HuaweiIntelligence Spats: Australia, Britain and Huawei by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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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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 Words and PicturesWords and Pictures by Jan Sand
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The days and nights Melt into one,
 Buying Elections: The Bloomberg Meme CampaignBuying Elections: The Bloomberg Meme Campaign by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Problem creators vs. Problem solversProblem creators vs. Problem solvers by Joseph Gatt
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
 The SeaThe Sea by Abigail George
 Ferguson Ferguson by George Cassidy Payne
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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 PassengerPassenger by Gordana Mudri
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
 Cultural overview: Latin AmericaCultural overview: Latin America by Joseph Gatt
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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 Walk & talk 2007Walk & talk 2007 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
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 Ingrained Ingrained by Nikos Laios
Seeping,Soaked, stained Ingrained through Textured paper;The paint squeezed From the tube.
 Islamic identity pre and post-9/11Islamic identity pre and post-9/11 by Joseph Gatt
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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 Why explore space? Why explore space? by Joseph Gatt
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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 Paranoid Groundings and Technocratic States: Hillary Clinton versus Mark ZuckerbergParanoid Groundings and Technocratic States: Hillary Clinton versus Mark Zuckerberg by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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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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February 10th 1870; The YWCA is founded in New York City. The World YWCA is the umbrella organization of the global network of the YWCA, a movement of women working for social and economic change around the world. It advocates for young women
 Gender ResponsibilitiesGender Responsibilities by David Sparenberg
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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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For more Then, Again, HERE!
 Anatomy of Malaysian Corruption: The State Level Anatomy of Malaysian Corruption: The State Level by Murray Hunter
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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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For more Walk & talk, HERE!
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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.
 H.R. GigerH.R. Giger by The Ovi Team
Hans Rudolf \'Ruedi\' Giger, born in Chur, Grisons Canton, Switzerland, 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014, is a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer, who won an Academy A
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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,
 When the Rule of Law Is Perverted Into The Rule of the PowerfulWhen the Rule of Law Is Perverted Into The Rule of the Powerful by Leah Sellers
In a not too Distant seeming Tragic UnReality made Reality…….“Hey Vlad ! So glad you came by to Congratulate me at my Pussy Cat Grabbin’ Pad !”“Dah ! Dah ! Gl
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Korean, Chinese and Japanese companies engage in a daily ritual where at the end of the day they shower their subordinates with value judgments on what they believe the value of their subordinates\' work was. Everything from the choice of suit
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(for my slave ancestry)Shroud don’t say anything if I changedmy hair, if I spoke my thoughts, don’t
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I\'ve written quite a few articles on learning foreign languages, but here are my “final” notes (this is a work in progress) on my research on learning languages. -How did I learn English in the US and Spanish i
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On February 1, 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran in triumph after 15 years of exile. The shah and his family had fled the country two weeks before, and jubilant Iranian revolutionaries were eager to establish a fundamentalist Islamic
 Europe should unite and act over LibyaEurope should unite and act over Libya by Christos Mouzeviris
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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
 Phillip GlassPhillip Glass by The Ovi Team
January 31st; Phillip Glass, a vital force in postmodern music, is born in Baltimore, Maryland, on this day in 1937.
 Turkish-Russian Shadows Darken the Sky Over LibyaTurkish-Russian Shadows Darken the Sky Over Libya by Rene Wadlow
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How To Resolvea Self ContradictionI pray to Godbut don\'t believeDoes Godbelieve in me
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Advice if you\'re a struggling book publisher, or if you want to set up a book publishing company. -First one, big one, most book publishers, especially the smaller ones, do not specialize in book sales for bookstores. Most
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Every individual is different, but there are two major global consumer trends: “the green movement” and “the nationalist movement.” A third movement, small but significant, is the “luxury movement” while a fo
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Herding words to perform tricks,Acrobatics into ballads, rhymesThat twinkle into good times
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 Walk & talk 2005Walk & talk 2005 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
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January 29th 1962; Peter, Paul and Mary didn\'t revolutionize folk music the way
 Book Review: From High Hopes to Shattered Dreams: The Second Mahathirist Revolution a Year After by Dr Azly Rahman Book Review: From High Hopes to Shattered Dreams: The Second Mahathirist Revolution a Year After by Dr Azly Rahman by Murray Hunter
 The Old ManThe Old Man by Nikos Laios
The old man;Lonely and melancholy Gazed down from his balcony At the tumbling scraps of paper
 Responding to North Korean psychological warfareResponding to North Korean psychological warfare by Joseph Gatt
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:
 ColetteColette by The Ovi Team
January 28th 1873; on this day, French author Colette (born Sidonie-Gab
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Classic 70\'s Chick (V2) Classic 70\'s chickscent of these timesgold digger want to be.
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 Walk & talk 2004Walk & talk 2004 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
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 Dear GrandpaDear Grandpa by George Cassidy Payne
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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The Politics of Sabotage does not exist solely in Washington D.C..Oh no, the Politics of Sabotage is everywhere groups of Humanity can be found. The Politics of Sabotage is Darwinian - primal and predatory in nature
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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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Notes on Algerian politics, in no particular order. -Algeria has just elected Abdelmajid Tebboune as its president. -A little bit of insider history. During the Bouteflika years, a hierarchy was installed within
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For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
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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
 Janus-Faced on Climate Change: Microsoft's Carbon VisionJanus-Faced on Climate Change: Microsoft's Carbon Vision by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Supreme LeaderSupreme Leader by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 A Matter of Quality: Air Pollution, Tennis and Sporting OfficialdomA Matter of Quality: Air Pollution, Tennis and Sporting Officialdom by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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It was wearing a crimsonfedora and a gun metal blackv neck t-shirt
 What the supply-siders get wrongWhat the supply-siders get wrong by Joseph Gatt
China, Japan and Korea believe in supply-side economics. That is the Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan believe that if you supply a product, there will automatically be a demand for the product. Now why do East
 Jerry Lee Lewis in Grand Ole OpryJerry Lee Lewis in Grand Ole Opry by The Ovi Team
 De-evolution of Europe - The equation of Communism with Nazism (First Part)De-evolution of Europe - The equation of Communism with Nazism (First Part) by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)Most people live in between the married and thesingle life. I want death. I want life. I want my lifeto be celebrated in death. I just
 Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates CourtShort of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi by The Ovi Team
January 19th 1966; Indira Gandhi, only daughter of India\'s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became the country\'s next leader. She was chosen at the end of a bitter leadership battle with former finance minister Morarji Desai. Following
 Curing Malaysia's National PsychosisCuring Malaysia's National Psychosis by Murray Hunter
 The evolution of Google, YouTube and FacebookThe evolution of Google, YouTube and Facebook by Joseph Gatt
Up until around 2014, Google search results had the same rankings no matter where you were. If you typed “best burger in town” the search rankings would be the same whether you were in Sydney, Australia, or Auckland, New Zealand, or
 Harry and Meghan Exit: The Royal Family Propaganda MachineHarry and Meghan Exit: The Royal Family Propaganda Machine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Cook discovers HawaiiCook discovers Hawaii by The Ovi Team
 He's Got Bone Spurs that Jingle-Jangle-Jingle....He's Got Bone Spurs that Jingle-Jangle-Jingle.... by Leah Sellers
In an UnReality-Reality Dark vortex somewhere within the Climate Changing Universe.........“Well, King Trumpty, what do the Polls have to say about your ImPeaching Dumpty on General Soleimani ?” The Aide
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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
 Profiles and psychiatry of mass shootersProfiles and psychiatry of mass shooters by Joseph Gatt
Human nature has it that we are protected by a community. Individual human beings are usually protected by their parents, with whom they tend to have a hierarchical but protective relationship. Individuals then tend to play a role in a tribe, o
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Seldom do I dream;often do I poem.I have pondered this:Why?Who gives guidance to any otherwho does not first have
 Vague Imminence: US policy, Pre-emptive Force and Qasem SoleimaniVague Imminence: US policy, Pre-emptive Force and Qasem Soleimani by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Walk & talk 2002Walk & talk 2002 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 Benny Goodman in Carnegie HallBenny Goodman in Carnegie Hall by The Ovi Team
 Incendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species EffectIncendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species Effect by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Burnt SkyBurnt Sky by Nikos Laios
In the heat of the day they suffer,The sky is glowing orange like hellAnd they huddle on a beach Waiting for boats to arrive As the flames steadily
 Case studies to better understand domestic violenceCase studies to better understand domestic violence by Joseph Gatt
I am a man. 5 feet 9, rather sturdy. Yet I was a victim of domestic violence by my ex-girlfriend for many years. The story goes like this. It was threatening text messages, it was hours of rage at home, it was weeks of disappearance and silent
 Hill Street Blues beginsHill Street Blues begins by The Ovi Team
January 15th 1981; Hill Street Blues, television\'s landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC. When Hill Street Blues first appeared, the police show had pretty much been given up for dead. Critics savaged stodgy and moralistic melodramas,
 Martin Niemoller: After Nazi Violence, Reconciliation EffortsMartin Niemoller: After Nazi Violence, Reconciliation Efforts by Rene Wadlow
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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
 Theatrics of Korean security, political and business meetingsTheatrics of Korean security, political and business meetings by Joseph Gatt
Yossi Gatt tries to help the South Koreans become world leaders, handle political and security affairs. Scene 1 Yossi works at Cyworld, one of the world\'s largest social media sites although a vast majority of
 Walk & talk 2001Walk & talk 2001 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggioMarilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio by The Ovi Team
 Action and Imagery in the Middle East Maybe Worth ItAction and Imagery in the Middle East Maybe Worth It by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 Restless Hawk (V2)Restless Hawk (V2) by Michael Lee Johnson
Restless Hawk (V2)The angels of wings are always in flightbe the devil or archangel Michael.I\'m a hawk, I\'m a night owl nightbarroom flights, fighter,seeing eyes t
 Notes on racism in FranceNotes on racism in France by Joseph Gatt
Notes on racism in France, in no particular order. Note that France does not recognize ethnicities. Generalizations about ethnicities can be considered unlawful in France, if such generalizations can lead to ethnic violence or calls for ethnic
 The Plunge Of Prometheus*The Plunge Of Prometheus* by David Sparenberg
 The aftermath of lonelinessThe aftermath of loneliness by Abigail George
(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)I want you to bring me to life, bring me flowers, Ihave become nothing. In the station of the metro, girls arebeing woken up by kisses.
 The token economyThe token economy by Joseph Gatt
When you build the biggest tower in the world, you need to at least consider that no one wants to work on the 72nd floor. When you reevaluate your currency, you need to at least consider that people\'s savings will be wiped out. When you hire a
 Jack LondonJack London by The Ovi Team
January 12th 1876; On this day, Jack London, the illegitimate son of an astrolog
 Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it's nobleComing to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it's noble by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Letter From The Warmer RegionsLetter From The Warmer Regions by Jan Sand
This guy in the other pit.He’s got a better demon
 Soleimani's assassination triggers US-Iran standoff Soleimani's assassination triggers US-Iran standoff by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Drinking ProblemDrinking Problem by Paul Woods
You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: Insertbrainherecomic
 Stalin deports TrotskyStalin deports Trotsky by The Ovi Team
January 11th 1928; Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He lived there in internal exile for a year bef
 Indian Adventures: Policing, Facial Recognition and Targeting PrivacyIndian Adventures: Policing, Facial Recognition and Targeting Privacy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Set asideSet aside by Bohdan Yuri
Harbor not some old remorse, most left unfolded,harshly cast behind some unconscious holding,not those distant tales of long lost yearnings,or mistakes that
 Almost everything you wanted to know about sexAlmost everything you wanted to know about sex by Joseph Gatt
The way I see sex is there are three forms of sex: “passionate love” would be the first. “Addicted impulse” would be the second. “Caving into the addicted impulse of a partner” would be the third.
 Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett by The Ovi Team
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 Goddess Goddess by Nikos Laios
Sing goddess,Dance with me;
 Anti-Semitism and cultural lensAnti-Semitism and cultural lens by Joseph Gatt
The main problem with anti-Semitism is this. In Arab nations, France, Korea, Japan and Muslim countries in general, leadership tends to be opaque. Very opaque. In companies, the leader\'s name is often taboo and can\'t be pronounced. No one kno
 Kim & DonKim & Don by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again, HERE!
 iPhone birthdayiPhone birthday by The Ovi Team
January 9th, On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iP
 What causes the suicides of office workers, journalists and othersWhat causes the suicides of office workers, journalists and others by Joseph Gatt
This article is a reaction to a deluge of articles on why suicide is so prevalent in the K-pop industry. Suicide, corruption, rape, serial womanizing and murder are fortunately marginal but exist in all industries.
 The ghost fadesThe ghost fades by Abigail George
(for Vincent Moloi, a pair of boots and a bicycle)I miss you. I don\'t miss you. I miss you. I reallydon\'t care if you care, I don\'t miss you. Yourhead is Muir and full of dev
 Pakistanisation of Britain: Is Johnson the last UK Prime Minister?Pakistanisation of Britain: Is Johnson the last UK Prime Minister? by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Randolph Hearst stops Citizen KaneRandolph Hearst stops Citizen Kane by The Ovi Team
January 8th, one of Hollywood’s most famous clashes of the titans - an ups
 Wagging the Dog: Trump does it this timeWagging the Dog: Trump does it this time by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Disruptive Assassinations: Killing Qassem SoleimaniDisruptive Assassinations: Killing Qassem Soleimani by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Donald & RonaldDonald & Ronald by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again. HERE!
 A Vibrant World Civil SocietyA Vibrant World Civil Society by Rene Wadlow
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Fragile, shalehands holdthe womb
 Fixing relations between Korea and JapanFixing relations between Korea and Japan by Joseph Gatt
Japan and South Korea have radically different public relations and public diplomacy approaches. Japan spends almost zero dollars on public relations, and uses a “if you want to come see us, come see us, but we won\'t invite you” ki
 EPIC a back to the future Shamanic telling for public recitationEPIC a back to the future Shamanic telling for public recitation by David Sparenberg
 Feast On The RocksFeast On The Rocks by Saloni Kaul
Outcast like farflung rock on which he sitsMost greedily tears open his newspaper Wrapped castaway  apparent charityAnd gobbles hungrily down all the fish and chips
 Poverty alleviation using the language learning metaphorPoverty alleviation using the language learning metaphor by Joseph Gatt
NGO poverty alleviation workers and language teachers share a few things in common. Poverty alleviation is about teaching poor people how to make money. And language teaching is about “alleviating the poverty” of a foreign language
 Without RestraintWithout Restraint by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Dreyfus AffairDreyfus Affair by The Ovi Team
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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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“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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You wake up at dawn, your eyes adjust to the pale light. I wake up in the middle of night, eyes burning.
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There used to be this herd of horses, somewhere in Africa. That family of horses figured out that rather than run around and hunt for hay, they could eat leaves from neighboring trees. The trees, who did not want to have their leaves eaten, dec
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Water threaded us together for a brief moment in time.In the swimming pool, at my uncle’s house. I thought it would always be like this. I loved you like a beautiful
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Dear brothers and sisters, Jewish, Arab Christian, Arab Sunni, Arab Shiite, Druze, Bedouin, Armenian, Baha\'i, Circassian, Samaritan, Jewish Israelis with no religious affiliation who refuse to identify as Jewish an
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    (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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The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened the past week amid simmering tension in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which Saudi Arabia and the United States blame on Iran. It also c
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(for Mishka and Stuart Hoosen-Lewis)Ice man cometh, cometh, cometh. You, you never loved me at all, Julian. I can see that now. How youfound yourself in Natasha\'s arms, and I w
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Let\'s say you live in a city where your four kids go to school and your wife is employed. You just lost your job, and finding one in the city will be complicated. To top that off, let\'s say that you\'re a telecommunications engineer, and the
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GrrrrrRunts, are magnificent Grunting creatures.Grunts are usually perceived in hierarchical societies as Underling-a-lings. Sub-Servients. The Economically and/or Sociologically de-prived, dis-advataged and/or de-p
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I think of my first love - my greatest love at 21 - and it brings tears to my eyes and I am overwhelmed by the powerful feeling of love, that I could move heaven and earth and achieve anything, and the feeling of immortality and a connectedness
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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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Never can be told a story set in stone, for what the message was may not be at all.  it will travel in the story lender’s care,  and reside i
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Will the changing climates     Continue shifting? Will the seasons ever swap    With their ways?
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I have yet to hear an apple scream when I peel it for a pie.Admittedly chopped onions do evoke a cry,But conversations, exclamations, out of communicationsWith other living be
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I felt the windFurious and cold Buffeting against The grey skyAnd the chill Sinking deep.
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My father called me Desire in bed, my father called me Love until my mind was diseased, and my mother called me Wanda. My father plucked my virginal-innocence until there was nothing left of it, and youth is always
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“What’s Sam doin’ with a gun holster strapped to his hip ?  You know Hannibal, he’s the only hombre I know who still wears janglin’ spurs everywhere.”  Jethro spit a wad of chewing tobacco juice int
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The orange light swirled,And the foaming waves
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One must always consider one’s self.This is the quiet point from whichAll disturbances arise.
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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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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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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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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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Scientists can deny being influenced by the Bible all they want, some might even claim they\'re Atheists. Some scientists might even write a book or two claiming that religion has no science to back it up. Those very same s
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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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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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When Nixon decided to nix the gold standard in 1971, meaning that currency was backed by nothing, there was an uproar among politicians and economists. But here are 10 reasons I\'m against returning to the gold standard, 10 reasons that could k
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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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It is unquestionableHis rough pawExtends the elementaryShock and aweTo define raw force
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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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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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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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 Anthropo-geographic Inversion: Economy of Triangular Trade - Part IIAnthropo-geographic Inversion: Economy of Triangular Trade - Part II by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
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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
 Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and the Youtuber generationIlhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and the Youtuber generation by Joseph Gatt
“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 Bay at the Edge of the WorldThe Bay at the Edge of the World by Nikos Laios
The grey mist Sat on the ocean In the harshness Of winter and white flecksDanced on the choppy seaUnder strong winds
 Obstacles for peace with the PalestiniansObstacles for peace with the Palestinians by Joseph Gatt
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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 Cultural Diversity and Conflict ResolutionCultural Diversity and Conflict Resolution by Rene Wadlow
 Speculations on extraterrestrial lifeSpeculations on extraterrestrial life by Joseph Gatt
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
 What's the Big Deal About Donald-Not-So-Sterling?!What's the Big Deal About Donald-Not-So-Sterling?! by Leah Sellers
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
 Sunchaser's Escapades Sunchaser's Escapades by Saloni Kaul
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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 Love of Dandelions Love of Dandelions by David Sparenberg
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 Museums for Our Entry into the World SocietyMuseums for Our Entry into the World Society by Rene Wadlow
 MultiplesMultiples by Jan Sand
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!
 Things to consider if you want to do a Ph.D. Things to consider if you want to do a Ph.D. by Joseph Gatt
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,
 What Is Written in the Dark by WarWhat Is Written in the Dark by War by Uzeyir Lokman Cayci
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
 Modern Merchants of Death: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human RightsModern Merchants of Death: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Herat, the fire's brideHerat, the fire's bride by Ovi Magazine Guest
 A Great Flushing Out: Social Media Footprints and Electioneering in AustraliaA Great Flushing Out: Social Media Footprints and Electioneering in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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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
 Maximum Pressure in the Strait of Hormuz: The US-Iran StandoffMaximum Pressure in the Strait of Hormuz: The US-Iran Standoff by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The PathThe Path by Nikos Laios
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
 11 reasons for anti-Semitism's rise in France11 reasons for anti-Semitism's rise in France by Joseph Gatt
11 reasons for the rise of anti-Semitism in France, in no particular orderElitist Jewish (and non-Jewish) public intellectuals
 Physician leaders reaffirm opposition to IAAF rulesPhysician leaders reaffirm opposition to IAAF rules by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Why Trump Thrives on Manufactured ChaosWhy Trump Thrives on Manufactured Chaos by George Cassidy Payne
 Lowering Standards: Australian Universities, English Requirements and Student Cash CowsLowering Standards: Australian Universities, English Requirements and Student Cash Cows by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Speculations on Algeria's next leadershipSpeculations on Algeria's next leadership by Joseph Gatt
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
 Cameroon: Window of Opportunity for Con-federal Conflict Resolution?Cameroon: Window of Opportunity for Con-federal Conflict Resolution? by Rene Wadlow
 North Korean negotiationsNorth Korean negotiations by Joseph Gatt
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.
 Queens of melodyQueens of melody by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
 Mother of AllMother of All by Leah Sellers
Sweet SpiritMother of AllSoul of All Creation
 The difference between ethnicity and cultureThe difference between ethnicity and culture by Joseph Gatt
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?
 Crossing the limits on Social MediaCrossing the limits on Social Media by Katerina Charisi
 The Dangers of the Thai Deep SouthThe Dangers of the Thai Deep South by Murray Hunter
 The Shaman of Football: Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool FCThe Shaman of Football: Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool FC by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Turkish hunger strike protest by World Medical AssociationTurkish hunger strike protest by World Medical Association by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Services: Performance of the FutureServices: Performance of the Future by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 ChoreographyChoreography by Jan Sand
The waltz of warmthThat dances in and outOf each yearIs played on instrumentsThat seem sturdy.
 South Korea's real estate bubbleSouth Korea's real estate bubble by Joseph Gatt
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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 Old Age & DeathOld Age & Death by David Sparenberg
Why do death-thoughts come aroundwhen recallingthe tender warmth of a woman’s body?Must every flower be fragile?Why does aging happenwhen reme
 Notes on gender equalityNotes on gender equality by Joseph Gatt
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!
 SailingSailing by Saloni Kaul
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
 Infantilizing Memes: Ending Subscriptions to PewDiePieInfantilizing Memes: Ending Subscriptions to PewDiePie by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Worming 915Worming 915 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Fixing South Korea's social problemsFixing South Korea's social problems by Joseph Gatt
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
 Disproportionate Sentences: Julian Assange, Bail, and ExtraditionDisproportionate Sentences: Julian Assange, Bail, and Extradition by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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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
 Barren FieldBarren Field by Nikos Laios
They had walked In the valleysAnd between The jagged cliffs,Walked over red deserts And harsh landscapes Under the hot sunAnd
 Deal of the century doomed to failure?Deal of the century doomed to failure? by Joseph Gatt
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
 Walk & talk 909Walk & talk 909 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Three SistersThree Sisters by David Sparenberg
 A prayer for the dementia of the fleshA prayer for the dementia of the flesh by Abigail George
(For the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    ‘The flame in the snow’, in the field,    In the wild ‘song of songs’ wilderness of
 The constitution of a crisisThe constitution of a crisis by Thanos Kalamidas
 The Drug Dealer Analogy: How the Mueller Report Let Trump Off the HookThe Drug Dealer Analogy: How the Mueller Report Let Trump Off the Hook by George Cassidy Payne
 The Bird-Man of PragueThe Bird-Man of Prague by Bohdan Yuri
 Islamic State Celluloid: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Witch Doctors of TerrorismIslamic State Celluloid: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Witch Doctors of Terrorism by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Electoral Reform Crucial for Malaysian ReformElectoral Reform Crucial for Malaysian Reform by Murray Hunter
 Doubts at the NSA:  Shelving a Mass Surveillance ProgramDoubts at the NSA: Shelving a Mass Surveillance Program by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Demonstrations in Algeria: what you need to knowDemonstrations in Algeria: what you need to know by Joseph Gatt
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
 Call my nameCall my name by Ovi Magazine Guest
Call my nameBy Daniel AjayiDistance borders seen in the circle of red seaLittle brother, wonder what kind of head cut
 Corporate Joe: Biden Enters the Presidential Race Corporate Joe: Biden Enters the Presidential Race by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Eminence all on its cards Eminence all on its cards by Saloni Kaul
The mind, like meshed membrane through which filters All thought immediate welcome, sifts these textured themesPriorities into right place like trained accustomed tilters,Acco
 Anecdotes about being Israeli Anecdotes about being Israeli by Joseph Gatt
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
 Big FishBig Fish by Paul Woods
You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: Insertbrainherecomic
 What Rule of Law?!What Rule of Law?! by Leah Sellers
“ 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
 Take me out on a blind dateTake me out on a blind date by Joseph Gatt
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\
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for May 2019Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for May 2019 by Manish Kumar Arora
 The Deep Forces Preventing Reform in MalaysiaThe Deep Forces Preventing Reform in Malaysia by Murray Hunter
 A people's history of 21st century South KoreaA people's history of 21st century South Korea by Joseph Gatt
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
 Action urged to meet world shortage of health professionalsAction urged to meet world shortage of health professionals by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Volodymyr Zelenskiy as Actor PresidentVolodymyr Zelenskiy as Actor President by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 A swimmer's life under waterA swimmer's life under water by Abigail George
There’s an accident-prone toddler in the house. My brother’s son. Will he have more children,I wonder to myself as I make tea. Watchin
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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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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 The League of Nations and its unused Peace ArmyThe League of Nations and its unused Peace Army by Rene Wadlow
 Blue BusBlue Bus by Nikos Laios
A cool night breeze Gently whispers through An open window Bringing in the fresh aroma Of crushed rose petals,And the lamplight f
 Failed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar moves on TripoliFailed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar moves on Tripoli by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Angel Love #2Angel Love #2 by David Sparenberg
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.
 Diplomas, experience, skills or all three?Diplomas, experience, skills or all three? by Joseph Gatt
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
 Continued Detentions: The Intended Role for Chelsea ManningContinued Detentions: The Intended Role for Chelsea Manning by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 DatingDating by Paul Woods
  You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: In
 Lethal Bungling: Sri Lanka's Easter BombingsLethal Bungling: Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Memories of camp 44 and Algerian solitary confinementMemories of camp 44 and Algerian solitary confinement by Joseph Gatt
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
 Trumpty: America's Trauma Drama-KingTrumpty: America's Trauma Drama-King by Leah Sellers
“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
 Julian Assange as NeurosesJulian Assange as Neuroses by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Realignments Transform Malaysian Political Landscape Realignments Transform Malaysian Political Landscape by Murray Hunter
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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
 Burning Gothic: Reflections on Notre-Dame de ParisBurning Gothic: Reflections on Notre-Dame de Paris by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 AntySaurus Prick 914AntySaurus Prick 914 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Anthropo-geographic Inversion: Tireless Othering - Part IAnthropo-geographic Inversion: Tireless Othering - Part I by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 Memories of the University of NanterreMemories of the University of Nanterre by Joseph Gatt
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
 Good Souls Bring Curative MarketingGood Souls Bring Curative Marketing by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 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
 Worming 914Worming 914 by Thanos Kalamidas
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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
 Revitalizing South Korea's tourism industryRevitalizing South Korea's tourism industry by Joseph Gatt
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.
 The rise and fall of president BouteflikaThe rise and fall of president Bouteflika by Joseph Gatt
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
 Permissible Influences: Israel and the Australian ElectionsPermissible Influences: Israel and the Australian Elections by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Good FridayGood Friday by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 Passing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the MediterraneanPassing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 CarpenteringCarpentering by Jan Sand
The first god, perhaps,Thrust out of the blackStar filled skyAs a fist of fire.
 Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflictPerspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Joseph Gatt
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
 Health Care Professions Condemn New Brunei LawsHealth Care Professions Condemn New Brunei Laws by Ovi Magazine Guest
Health Care Professions Condemn New Brunei LawsBy The World Health Professions Alliance The World Health Professions Alliance has condemned new laws, recently put in
 Lost Malaysian Hopes and the Pakatan Catch 22Lost Malaysian Hopes and the Pakatan Catch 22 by Murray Hunter
Lost Malaysian Hopes and the Pakatan Catch 22 Asia’s experiment in democracy deeply threatened It took the Malaysian o
 Only the Landscape KnowsOnly the Landscape Knows by Emmanuel Sigauke
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
 When it Comes to Julian Assange, the U.S. is Killing the MessengerWhen it Comes to Julian Assange, the U.S. is Killing the Messenger by George Cassidy Payne
 Silence & All Syllabic!Silence & All Syllabic! by Saloni Kaul
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
 Commonality Builds A BridgeCommonality Builds A Bridge by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
 Steel BridgeSteel Bridge by Nikos Laios
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
 Japan - A quiet geo-economic giantJapan - A quiet geo-economic giant by Ovi Magazine Guest
 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
 Chronology of a lifetime of readingChronology of a lifetime of reading by Joseph Gatt
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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 After 30 Years of Stagnation, Incompetence and Repression, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan is Pushed Out. Problems RemainAfter 30 Years of Stagnation, Incompetence and Repression, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan is Pushed Out. Problems Remain by Rene Wadlow
 For all those nameless...For all those nameless... by Gordana Mudri
 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
 Sudan and the international community must ensure al-Bashir faces justiceSudan and the international community must ensure al-Bashir faces justice by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Absence of Proof: The Approval Process for AdaniAbsence of Proof: The Approval Process for Adani by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 What are Algerians demonstrating for anyway?What are Algerians demonstrating for anyway? by Joseph Gatt
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
 More Berserk Alert! #280More Berserk Alert! #280 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
 Can Google conquer East Asia?Can Google conquer East Asia? by Joseph Gatt
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 ,
 Lethal Fluctuations: The Death Penalty in AsiaLethal Fluctuations: The Death Penalty in Asia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Worming 913Worming 913 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE! For more Ovi Cart
 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
 Memories of my ex-girlfriendMemories of my ex-girlfriend by Joseph Gatt
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
 Night Parrot Confections: The Dangers of Discovering the ElusiveNight Parrot Confections: The Dangers of Discovering the Elusive by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Richest Man In The WorldRichest Man In The World by Nikos Laios
I sat in The darkness And looked out Through a windowAt the green paddocks And rusted silos and tractors,A
 Jews and moneyJews and money by Joseph Gatt
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.
 A Great Khan in ItalyA Great Khan in Italy by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Nancy's Trouble Makin' Signs!Nancy's Trouble Makin' Signs! by Leah Sellers
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
 Libya: Will the U.N. Appeal for a halt to the March on Tripoli be heard?Libya: Will the U.N. Appeal for a halt to the March on Tripoli be heard? by Rene Wadlow
 MotherMother by Abigail George
(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
 Memories of Yonsei University Korean Language InstituteMemories of Yonsei University Korean Language Institute by Joseph Gatt
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
 AntySaurus Prick 912AntySaurus Prick 912 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Migration and Awareness of Trafficking in PersonsMigration and Awareness of Trafficking in Persons by Rene Wadlow
 An interview on the disappeared Israeli Yemenite childrenAn interview on the disappeared Israeli Yemenite children by Joseph Gatt
For the original article see HERE! Question: What makes you believe that the disappeared Yemenite children were adopted by Arab famili
 Let it rainLet it rain by Ovi Magazine Guest
Let it rainBy Daniel AjayiLet it rain, to unplug scarcity,Introduce the best service in townLet it rain near, here and
 Berserk Alert! #188Berserk Alert! #188 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
 Jealousy, envy, narcissism, psychopathyJealousy, envy, narcissism, psychopathy by Joseph Gatt
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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