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Putin Stands Out as a Real World Leader by Finian Cunningham + Putin's Annual Q&A Session

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
April 17, 2014

There is a reason why Russian President Vladimir Putin eclipses his Western counterparts in popular support, and why he can demonstrate to them what it means to be a world leader of stature. 1,894 more words

Politics

Bandar Dismissal No Let-up for Syria by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
April 17, 2014

The ditching of Saudi Prince Bandar as the oil kingdom’s spymaster does not portend a retreat by Saudi Arabia from its covert dirty wars or its hard-line anti-Shia hostility. 1,084 more words

Politics

How did I live through high school?

The first half of my senior year of high school pretty much sucked.

I’d just moved back to Southern California from Montana, I knew no one other than my dad.   1,156 more words

Life

What a Brave New World We Live in*

In Agatha Christie’s One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (AKA The Patriotic Murders and An Overdose of Death), Hercule Poirot is talking to two young people about the brand-new world they want to create: 920 more words

Agatha Christie

Bye Bye Stuart Weitzman

Not my intent at all, I dozed off while reading something by James Sire. Suddenly I was back at the writer’s conference and an older gentleman came over to give me a hug. 727 more words

Spiritual Formation

500th post: blood moons cont'd

A very special ‘Thank you’ to all my several friends who kindly put up with my first reports and thoughts in early 2009 along with subsequent emails, and then subscribed to my blog after its launch in November 2011. 1,647 more words

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