Back when reporters were hounding Dennis Rodman for information on the reclusive communist state and its leader, the former basketball star stated Kim Jong Un was, “a friend for life.” However a new commercial for pistachios may spell major problems for the two friends after the North Korean leader’s latest purge of power. 276 more words
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On Dec. 9, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed a major deal that calls for the construction of a large desalination plant in Jordan that would take billions of gallons of water from the Dead Sea and convert it to clean drinking water—water that would be shared by Jordan and Israel. 1,153 more words
It fell in large, fluffy clusters and small, shiny dots at a rate that was steady steady and metered. Light and flaky it settled spread-- spread across the land the grass, the concrete, the asphalt as if it's life's purpose was only this no questions, no conflict just there, just here, present. 22 more words
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That contemptuous phrase “the whims of man” applies well to autocratic societies in which, indeed, the whims of one man control a great swath of humanity, but with those, one knows the methods: to those who humiliate themselves before their regimes: bribery, nepotism, and patronage: i.e., those get fed like dogs; to those who threaten such regimes: blackmail, intimidation, murder.