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Faith, Identity and Nationalism Revisited

Note: This article was written sometime in 1999 and adapted from an op-ed piece I wrote for my local newspaper, the Opelika-Auburn News. Much of it is badly dated, and that is precisely why I’ve chosen to re-post it.   1,098 more words

Jim Langcuster

Palm Oil, Food and Beverage and the EU

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The implacable and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM meets the President and other VVIPs of the European Community in charge of F00d & Beverage products in the… 418 more words

Food And Drink

The Killer Instinct

“Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.”
(Prov 6:6)

The Killer Instinct

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

In my first professional job as an economist, I interned with the Economic Research Service (ERS) in the U.S. 776 more words

Called Along The Way


Pianist Stephen Hough (The Guardian: Arts hit back at Brexit) looks for vibrations deeper than words:

Musicians keep playing when the lights go out, when people are suffering, confused or angry.

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What's Wrong with the EU? Part 1

Since the Brexit vote last week, I have been trying to sort out my disparate thoughts about the EU. In doing so, I have been thinking about the early history of the EU and its origins in the early 1950s and the convoluted process by which Britain came to join what was then called the European Common Market. 3,877 more words

What was it you wanted to leave?

And, equal but opposite, what was it I wanted to stay in?

A few days after my gentle poem, urging everyone to vote and suggesting staying in Europe might be the best option, our world here in Britain and Northern Ireland has changed. 752 more words