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Ten Most Influential Books in My Life

You gotta be kidding me? A limit of ten? But that’s the challenge going around Facebook these days. You are supposed to create the list without overthinking it or trying to impress anybody. 104 more words


William J. Astore: Investing in Junk Armies 

Why American Efforts to Create Foreign Armies Fail ~

In June, tens of thousands of Iraqi Security Forces in Nineveh province north of Baghdad collapsed in the face of attacks from the militants of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS), abandoning  2,602 more words

War And Peace

PressTV Reporter Serena Shim Dies In Suspicious Turkey Crash.

Posted on October 19, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“Hold for yourself the belief that each day that dawns is your last.”

- HORACE (65-8 B.C.) Roman poet… 336 more words

Earth Matters

The Emoticons of War and Peace

Some months ago while thinking about emoticons, Charles Dickens popped into my head. So naturally I plopped both thoughts into a juicer and pressed the blend button to see what would happen, and poured “:) :(” into my Facebook status as an emoticon translation of the classic book opening “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” (“A Tale of Two Cities” by the aforementioned Charles). 200 more words

Xrisville Magazine

Djelloul Marbrook: How the Press Masks its Xenophobia

The press dolls up its xenophobia in pseudo-objective claptrap, but when you explore its use of Arabic words like jihad and caliph and mullah a persistent pattern of demonization emerges. 1,725 more words

Social Justice

Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State.

You know the joke? You describe something obviously heading for disaster — a friend crossing Death Valley with next to no gas in his car — and then add, “What could possibly go wrong?”

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Opinion Leaders

German Whistleblower/Journalist: "Always People Behind Push For War."

Posted on October 18, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

German journalist and editor Udo Ulfkotte says he was forced to publish the words of intelligence agents under his own name. 2,137 more words

Earth Matters