Summer Holidays — This poet

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Two children skip across the funeral parlour’s greasy tarmac car park, carrying a bag of sweets – a handle each – with gap tooth grins; like dandelion kings. Their sister’s sitting at the bus stop with some friends, coughing over an illicit shared cigarette: all the time in the world and no cash to go […]

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Drought Proofing a Dry Continent — Watts Up With That?

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Guest essay by Viv Forbes Earth is a blue watery planet. 70% of its surface is covered by oceans of salt water, some of which are extremely deep. These oceans contain about 97% of Earth’s water. Another 2% is locked up in snow, ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% of Earth’s surface water […]

via Drought Proofing a Dry Continent — Watts Up With That?

Donald Trump rages amidst the “hunt for high-ranking officials,” who wrote in a commentary that he was part of the “resistance” — Archy Worldys

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DOnald Trump has rushed to an opinion from an anonymous high official within his government, who claimed to be part of a “resistance” that sought to curtail the “worst inclinations” of the President. The explosive column in the New York Times shook the White House on Wednesday and triggered a frantic hunt for the author […]

via Donald Trump rages amidst the “hunt for high-ranking officials,” who wrote in a commentary that he was part of the “resistance” — Archy Worldys

 

India’s top court to deliver landmark gay sex ruling — SANJAY SHAH

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The country’s top court will decide if gay sex should remain a criminal offence. from BBC News – World https://bbc.in/2Q94DHd

via India’s top court to deliver landmark gay sex ruling — SANJAY SHAH

 

Star Fighter — Dried Ink Ribbon

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I’d been fighting longer than I could remember Longer than my ship’s computer could compute Ages Aeons Those glimmering metallic ships flying directly at me Their iridescent fire filling the space all around Luminesce Luftwaffe Waves upon waves of enemies threw themselves upon me Heedless in their desire to end me and my cause Endless […]

via Star Fighter — Dried Ink Ribbon

 

Security by Design – Access to Subject Matter Experts By Kent Howard — Technopreneurph

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One of my favorite mantras is, “It’s hard to beat a man (or woman) at what they do for a living.” There are areas within most any given security program in which additional expertise is needed in order to plan, build, implement and effectively operate a security program. Though, you have to be willing to […]

via Security by Design – Access to Subject Matter Experts By Kent Howard — Technopreneurph

 

summer holidays — thispoet

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Two children skip across the funeral parlour’s greasy tarmac car park, carrying a bag of sweets – a handle each – with gap tooth grins; like dandelion kings. Their sister’s sitting at the bus stop with some friends, coughing over an illicit shared cigarette: all the time in the world and no cash to go […]

via summer holidays — thispoet

 

SkyTrain construction soars to $500M per K, but why is ‘confidential’ — Vancouver Sun

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The New Democrats commissioned the detailed budget for the project, vetted the numbers, and know what each component is expected to cost. They just aren’t telling the taxpaying public anything about it.

via SkyTrain construction soars to $500M per K, but why is ‘confidential’ — Vancouver Sun

 

Jeff Bezos’s First Major Political Donation Is $10 Million to Elect Veterans — MADNESS GOODNESS BLOG

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By KAREN WEISE Mr. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, made what was by far their largest political contribution to the With Honor Fund, which backs congressional candidates with military backgrounds. Published: September 4, 2018 at 03:00PM from NYT

via Jeff Bezos’s First Major Political Donation Is $10 Million to Elect Veterans — MADNESS GOODNESS BLOG

 

Heavy earthquake shakes the main island Hokkaido — Archy Worldys

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[ad_1] Forces of nature do not let the Japanese rest. After the worst typhoon in 25 years, a strong earthquake in the north is seeking home to the island kingdom. There are injured and severe damage. A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has caused damage to Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido. Houses were destroyed by landslides, […]

via Heavy earthquake shakes the main island Hokkaido — Archy Worldys

 

POETRY: What My Teachers Taught Me I Try To Teach My Students by Maura Eichner — The Value of Sparrows

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A bird in the hand is not to be desired. In writing, nothing is too much trouble. Culture is nourished, not by fact, but by myth. Continually think of those who were truly great who in their lives fought for life, who wore at their hearts, the fire’s center. Feel the meanings the words hide. […]

via POETRY: What My Teachers Taught Me I Try To Teach My Students by Maura Eichner — The Value of Sparrows

 

Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers an Bandaid to slow the bleeding — SACRATOMATOVILLE POST

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Sacramento is the fastest growing big city in the State of California. The capital city has seen a 9.4 increase in rent, three times higher than the national average and double the states average. At nearly $1700 a month for a one bedroom, the rent in the Capital city is considerably lower than rents in […]

via Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers an Bandaid to slow the bleeding — SACRATOMATOVILLE POST

 

Couple ordered to hand over homeless man’s GoFundMe money — WGNO

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After Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless man with just $20 in his pocket, gave stranded motorist Kate McClure the money for gas last October, the woman and her boyfriend raised $400,000 to help him out.

via Couple ordered to hand over homeless man’s GoFundMe money — WGNO

 

#BringItHome — Strange Days with Fernand Amandi

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The #FloridaPrimary was a shocker & on #StrangeDaysPodcastPOLITICO Florida’s Marc Caputo & Miami Herald David Smiley analyze the Andrew Gillum v. Ron DeSantis matchup + Cornell University Profs Laurence Moore & Isaac Kramnick discuss Atheism in American politics in their new book Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic 👇🏼

via #BringItHome — Strange Days with Fernand Amandi

 

Poverty Task Force invites Municipal Election Candidates and the public to test their knowledge about poverty in our community! —

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At the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force we listen to people in our communities with low income. In the lead up to this election, we asked people with low income what do you want for your families? “It turns out they want what people of all economic levels want: steady income, a home that is […]

via Poverty Task Force invites Municipal Election Candidates and the public to test their knowledge about poverty in our community! —

 

Amazon is 2nd US company to reach $1 trillion market value — The Denver Post

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Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of iPhone maker Apple.

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The US Military Sees Endless War as a “Victory” — Russia News Now

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Prisons & Policing Inside the Prison Labor Strike: New Tactics Pay Off in Mainstream Coverage Human Rights How Progressives Can End the Era of Mediocre White Men in Power Environment & Health With Food Source Endangered, Southern Resident Killer Whales Face Extinction Politics & Elections As Hearings Begin, Democrats Told to “Go for the Jugular” […]

via The US Military Sees Endless War as a “Victory” — Russia News Now

 

Germany: Left-leaning pols form group to spur establishment — 4 atoms

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Germany: Left-leaning pols form group to spur establishment One of Germany’s most prominent left-wing politicians is leading a new movement launched Tuesday with the aim of reviving the fortunes of the country’s ailing left by attracting like-minded people across party lines. https://ift.tt/2NM6e4k

via Germany: Left-leaning pols form group to spur establishment — 4 atoms

 

Explosions heard near Syria’s Hama: SANA — SuMaC Post! Co. 2

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Several explosions were heard in Syria’s Hama countryside, Syrian state media said on Tuesday.

via Explosions heard near Syria’s Hama: SANA — SuMaC Post! Co. 2

 

NASA finds Super Typhoon Jebi undergoing eyewall replacement — Satoshi Nakamoto Blog

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[ad_1] IMAGE: On Aug. 31 at 8:20 a.m. EDT (1220 UTC) NASA’s Aqua satellite found the coldest temperatures of the strongest thunderstorms (yellow) in Super Typhoon Jebi were as cold as or… view more Credit: Credits: NRL/NASA The tropical cyclone known as Jebi has intensified into a super typhoon and NASA’s Terra satellite found it was […]

via NASA finds Super Typhoon Jebi undergoing eyewall replacement — Satoshi Nakamoto Blog

Westerham Wanderers tow the line for local school funds — Oxted and District Gazette

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EIGHT members of the Westerham Club, affectionately known as the Westerham Wanderers, are taking to the tow path of the River Thames on Saturday, September 8 for a 50km hike to raise money for the town’s Churchill CE Primary School. Led by local businessmen Ray Barr who last year walked from Westerham to Canterbury, bringing […]

via Westerham Wanderers tow the line for local school funds — Oxted and District Gazette

 

Warren Buffetts, real and fake — Helytimes

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These dudes started a fake Warren Buffett account on a bet, and within a few days it was retweeted by Peggy Noonan, Kanye, etc. Impressed with how generic and bland the advice was. The worship of Buffett as an oracle is not just a US phenomenon. If anything it may be stronger in Asia. In […]

via Warren Buffetts, real and fake — Helytimes

 

Why We Will Miss John McCain — FixPnyx

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Demosthenes, a statesman in ancient Greece, was once asked what to do about the decline of Athens. His response was simple: “Do not do what you are doing now.” This, more than anything else, is why I think we will miss John McCain. Today, a grateful nation said goodbye to John McCain—the sailor, Senator, and […]

via Why We Will Miss John McCain — FixPnyx

 

Henry Arnhold, Patriarch of a Storied Banking Family, Dies at 96 by EMILY FLITTER — Jonathan Offt

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By EMILY FLITTER After his family fled Nazi Germany, he helped re-establish its business, dating to 1864, in New York. He also had a hand in rebuilding his native Dresden. Published: August 29, 2018 at 10:11AM from NYT https://ift.tt/2NuDk8L

via Henry Arnhold, Patriarch of a Storied Banking Family, Dies at 96 by EMILY FLITTER — Jonathan Offt

 

How Hurricane Katrina survivors turned into fierce advocates for reproductive rights — For Your Society

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By Jeremy Deaton Thirteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina stole the lives of more than 1,800 Americans and plunged New Orleans into pandemonium. Locals marked the storm’s anniversary by looking to the past, reflecting on its legacy and honoring those who were lost. Some, however, also looked to the years ahead with the knowledge that rising […]

via How Hurricane Katrina survivors turned into fierce advocates for reproductive rights — For Your Society

 

Difference — SarutaValentine

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As I cherish these things that I have, I feel for others who don’t. I wish there was a way that I could give to them, but I can’t. Because of these circumstances I found myself bound by happenstance. I don’t want this blog to be entirely dedicated to me, I want to speak of […]

via Difference — SarutaValentine

 

Economic Resilience Initiative Instructor (20 hr/wk), Greenbridge Career Center at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish — Entry Level Jobs for Social Impact

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Fields: job training, women’s rights, poverty, homeless, racial justice | Location: Seattle, Washington | Deadline: Until filled

via Economic Resilience Initiative Instructor (20 hr/wk), Greenbridge Career Center at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish — Entry Level Jobs for Social Impact

 

Imo State Women Gets Trapped In Flood While On Their Way To Support State Governor — NAIJAROKO

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via Imo State Women Gets Trapped In Flood While On Their Way To Support State Governor — NAIJAROKO

 

Millions of Afghans Face Risks of Drought Related Displacement — Russia News Now

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Politics & Elections Deporting US Citizens: Trump’s New Fascistic Use of Law Economy & Labor The Devil’s in the Details: NAFTA Puts Trump in a Political Pickle Human Rights Audience and Authority in the UK Asylum-Seeking Process Politics & Elections Trump’s Disapproval Hits Record High After Manafort and Cohen News Economy & Labor Trump Proposes […]

via Millions of Afghans Face Risks of Drought Related Displacement — Russia News Now

 

Abuse In Autism Treatment Needs More Coverage (Originally Published July 8th 2018) — Mentally Speaking

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First off I would like to invite you to check out this link. This is beyond disturbing and unacceptable. And above all, abusive to autistic children, or ANYONE for that matter. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/electric-shock-therapy-special-students-treatment-torment/story?id=56238582 Another disturbing thing I discovered recently is the ABA is using autistic babies for research testing the same way dogs or small pets […]

via Abuse In Autism Treatment Needs More Coverage (Originally Published July 8th 2018) — Mentally Speaking

 

Fundraising for farmers & communities battling the crippling #drought is going from strength to strength at prisons in the Central West where over $15,000 has been raised by staff & inmates through initiatives including morning barbecues, an inmate concert & sausage sizzle.pic.twitter.com/nbfrXWnlpI — Site Title

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Fundraising for farmers & communities battling the crippling #drought is going from strength to strength at prisons in the Central West where over $15,000 has been raised by staff & inmates through initiatives including morning barbecues, an inmate concert & sausage sizzle. pic.twitter.com/nbfrXWnlpI Fundraising for farmers & communities battling the crippling #drought is going from […]

via Fundraising for farmers & communities battling the crippling #drought is going from strength to strength at prisons in the Central West where over $15,000 has been raised by staff & inmates through initiatives including morning barbecues, an inmate concert & sausage sizzle.pic.twitter.com/nbfrXWnlpI — Site Title

 

Do we need another planet to colonize? — Archy Worldys

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Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku theorizes a possible future in which digital versions of humans are being beamed to other planets. The American theoretical physicist Michio Kaku says that one day the earth will become inhospitable, so we must look for ways to survive. Photo: AFP He said the laws of physics clearly showed that humans […]

via Do we need another planet to colonize? — Archy Worldys

 

Brexit news: EU boss warns bloc MUST strike deal with UK or risk financial RUIN if no deal | UK | News | Express.co.uk — 61chrissterry

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The revelation has led to the admission that Brussels has no “plan B” to cope with the chaos of the UK exiting the EU without a deal. A deficit of up to £12.7billion a year could result from the UK’s departure from the EU next March, influential German commissioner Mr Oettinger was forced to admit. […]

via Brexit news: EU boss warns bloc MUST strike deal with UK or risk financial RUIN if no deal | UK | News | Express.co.uk — 61chrissterry

 

Birdsong — subtext

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“All life is a foreign country” –Jack Kerouac All my life my tongue could not curl about the words spoken here— my teeth cut my cheek as I stumbled over simple words, simple ideas. I was silenced in simple misunderstandings, in fear of the wrong word spoken too loudly, too softly, or not […]

via Birdsong — subtext

 

Hail damage and farming in the summer of 2018 — Coyote Gulch

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From Westword (Linnea Covington): For micro farms like Lost Creek Farm, devastating storms can easily put them out of business, since crop insurance isn’t available for the small producers you usually see at farmers’ markets. The reason it’s so hard for these family plots to get insurance comes down to numbers and policies that center […]

via Hail damage and farming in the summer of 2018 — Coyote Gulch

 

Sheehan Adopt-a-Family Project sponsors computer lab for foster kids — SCNG

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Founder Melissa Sheehan-Clarkson, who runs Melissa’s Mutt Hutt — a dog walking and pet sitting company — said although the experience through the foundation brought joy to those who could least afford a holiday, she wanted to do more.

via Sheehan Adopt-a-Family Project sponsors computer lab for foster kids — SCNG

 

Lyceum Theatre Temporary Part-time Manager Position — GULL LAKE | Saskatchewan

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The Gull Lake Lyceum Theatre is inviting interested persons to submit their resumes for a temporary part-time relief manager position. This position will cover some of the regular Manager duties, while she is on brief medical leave. Training will be provided well in advance to the starting date. The position will involve working a minimum […]

via Lyceum Theatre Temporary Part-time Manager Position — GULL LAKE | Saskatchewan

 

năm dài tháng rộng| hopega — Mười hai li kem tuyết

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em về rồi, yoongi ơi «Chúng ta từng nghĩ rằng ‘mãi mãi’ là rất lâu, nên chúng ta mới hứa sẽ bên nhau mãi mãi.» ———— Jung Hoseok ngồi thẳng lưng trong căn lều của doanh trại, bên cạnh là ánh đèn bàn mờ nhạt và những tiếng côn trùng kêu rả rích đến khó […]

via năm dài tháng rộng| hopega — Mười hai li kem tuyết

 

A View of the Soldier, A View of the State: Alexander Somerville’s Letters from Ireland during the Famine of 1847. — thought press — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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Victorian era travelogues fulfilled a demand among the British middle classes for accounts of Ireland from “reliable” narrators, as opposed to the unreliable Irish themselves. The British reading public’s fascination with the state of John Bull’s other island was coupled with a distrust of the Irish ability tell the truth. The upshot of these […] via […]

via A View of the Soldier, A View of the State: Alexander Somerville’s Letters from Ireland during the Famine of 1847. — thought press — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

Famine in the land — ShannonBuchbach — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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My last two posts have been focused on digging into the Bible so I thought I may as well continue the theme. I still have vivid memories from childhood and adolescence of asking God to open His Word up to me. I was hungry to go beyond a surface level understanding, but didn’t know how […] […]

via Famine in the land — ShannonBuchbach — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

Des centaines de milliers de personnes tournent le dos à la crise — Nouvelles Du Monde — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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Au Venezuela, de plus en plus de personnes fuient la faim, la violence et l’oppression politique de ce pays d’Amérique du Sud autrefois riche. La vague de réfugiés pourrait plonger toute la région dans une crise profonde. Pedro était sur la route pendant un mois. Avec rien d’autre que les vêtements sur son dos et […] […]

via Des centaines de milliers de personnes tournent le dos à la crise — Nouvelles Du Monde — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

7 years ago : Somalia’s famine reaches into Mogadishu — Le journal du peintre : painting news by Michel Briat — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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The UN first declared a famine in July 2011 in Somalia’s Southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. Somalia’s famine killed 260 000 people. http://lejournaldupeintre.wordpress.com/ http://www.lestableauxdupeintre.wordpress.com http://www.twitter.com/michelbriat http://michelbriat.wixsite.com/painting-news-briat – – – – – – – – via 7 years ago : Somalia’s famine reaches into Mogadishu — Le journal du peintre : painting news by Michel Briat

via 7 years ago : Somalia’s famine reaches into Mogadishu — Le journal du peintre : painting news by Michel Briat — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

Mini Reviews: Nory Ryan’s Song and Maggie’s Door by Patricia Reilly Giff — Apt Reader — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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I was going to write a post to review my thoughts on Nory Ryan’s Song and Maggie’s Door by Patricia Reilly Giff. But I don’t quite know what to say about either one of them. So I’m just going to have a general discussion about them. The two books are companion novels. They tell the […] […]

via Mini Reviews: Nory Ryan’s Song and Maggie’s Door by Patricia Reilly Giff — Apt Reader — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

Le virus Ebola frappe dans la zone de conflit — Nouvelles Du Monde — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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GEOPOLIS – Tous les observateurs s’accordent sur le fait que la reprise du virus Ebola en RDC est particulièrement préoccupante. Parce que cette fois, le virus apparaît dans l’est du pays, près de la ville de Beni au Nord-Kivu. La région est au cœur d’un conflit entre l’armée régulière et les rebelles. Au plus tard […] […]

via Le virus Ebola frappe dans la zone de conflit — Nouvelles Du Monde — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

Inspiring Faith: Joseph — John the United Methodist — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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Genesis 45:1-12 It turns out that the saints of old are not too different from us. We have heard “Sunday School” versions of the saints. Today, the saint who inspires our faith is not too different from us. We’ve heard the story of the multi-colored coat that Joseph received from his father, Jacob. But we […] […]

via Inspiring Faith: Joseph — John the United Methodist — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

The Great Famine — Peto’s People — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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The Great Famine or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1849. During the famine, about one million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island’s population to fall by between 20% and 25%. The famine and its effects permanently changed […] […]

via The Great Famine — Peto’s People — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

condamné en appel, le maire de Dakar n’abandonne pas l’élection présidentielle — Nouvelles Du Monde — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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GEOPOLIS – Le maire de Dakar, Khalifa Sall, a été condamné en appel le 31 août 2018 à cinq ans de prison pour “escroquerie”. Cependant, ce rival du chef de l’Etat Macky Sall n’abandonne pas la présidentielle sénégalaise. Le même jour, un autre candidat, Karim Wade, condamné pour enrichissement personnel et exclu des listes électorales, […] […]

via condamné en appel, le maire de Dakar n’abandonne pas l’élection présidentielle — Nouvelles Du Monde — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

The World — The 50 year old poet — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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The World is such a small place yet is divided by colour and race. Religion and Ideology, not a good mix for sociology. Wars and famines are created to ensure that we are manipulated. Human Beings are disposable, once they become uncontrollable. Money is the true denominator. Greed the number one exterminator. via The World — […]

via The World — The 50 year old poet — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

Carbon Fuels Conquered Famine – But Green Policies Are Inviting It Again — Watts Up With That? — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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The Long War on Famine by Viv Forbes Famine has haunted humans for most of their history. In the days of the Pharaohs, whenever the Nile River failed to flood, Egypt starved. Joseph was called in and he organised stockpiling of grain for famine relief. Even mighty Rome suffered famines – in 436 BC thousands […] […]

via Carbon Fuels Conquered Famine – But Green Policies Are Inviting It Again — Watts Up With That? — GLOBAL1.BLOG

 

3 ways India can escape Trump sanctions for Russia S-400 missile deal — shinflaweraviationblog — GLOBAL1.BLOG

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Despite the convulsions that have marked US foreign policy during Donald Trump’s presidency, US-India relations appear to have survived relatively unscathed thus far. However, a spectre haunts the bilateral relationship – namely, the threat of US sanctions on India if its purchase of Russia’s S-400 strategic surface-to-air missile (SAM) system is successfully concluded. The challenge […] […]

via 3 ways India can escape Trump sanctions for Russia S-400 missile deal — shinflaweraviationblog — GLOBAL1.BLOG