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John Key, Jono and Ben, my grandchildren, and me

Yes – unbeknown to John Key, we have a history, culminating with Jono and Ben.

From my first glimpse of Key, I formed a view of him that has remained unchanged. 1,133 more words

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IRAN: REFUSING COMPROMISE

In the case of the somewhat more publicly visible negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of nations, there remains a common thread of optimism in public statements, but this stands in contrast to others indicating that compromise will not be forthcoming from the Iranian side. 352 more words

Iran

IRAN: ON NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS THE SUPREME LEADER MAKES THE DECISIONS. FOREIGN MINISTRY IS JUST A MODERATOR

 

In an interview with the state-run ISNA news agency on August 15, Alaadin Boroujerdi, head of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, described the issues of Iran’s nuclear program negotiations, homeland security, and security interventions in Iraq and Syria.  507 more words

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Muslim Community denounces ‘anti-terror’ law proposals

This statement articulates our position with respect to the counter-terrorism proposals announced by the Abbott Government earlier this month. These proposals are unjust and unjustified. 828 more words

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UN rapporteur demands investigation into massacre of Iranian MEK in Iraq

A full investigation must be carried out into the September 1, 2013, massacre of 52 members of the People’s Mojaheidn Organization of Iran at Camp Ashraf, and the abduction of seven residents, a leading member of Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council has demanded. 355 more words

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Two Towns, Two Police Shootings

Our favorite news-and-talk radio station informed us of another fatal police shooting Tuesday afternoon. Not the one in St. Louis that you’ve probably heard about, which happened just a few miles from the one in Ferguson that even the… 724 more words

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Sinceridade e clareza

“O grande inimigo da linguagem clara é a falta de sinceridade. Quando há uma diferença entre o objetivo real e o objetivo declarado de alguém, ele muda como se fosse instintivamente para palavras longas e expressões idiomáticas exaustivas, como uma lula jorrando fora tinta.” 8 more words

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