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HECTOR'S DIARY Bali Advertiser, Aug. 5, 2015

His fortnightly diet of worms and other non-religious experiences

Poison Chalice

Three people died from methanol poisoning in Bali recently. They had all been drinking at a bar in Legian. 1,445 more words

Bali

Community-Level Aid and Corruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As Rick has discussed in a previous post, one common strategy adopted by donors seeking to engage in development and humanitarian work in countries with corrupt governments is to try to… 1,010 more words

Commentary

King Solomon, Horse Tanks, Iran Deal (u/d)

Ever wonder why King Solomon was criticized for trading horses in Deuteronomy 17:16? 709 more words

King Solomon

Regime Change for Humanitarian Aid - By Michael Barnett and Peter Walker July/August 2015 Issue

The global humanitarian system, already under considerable strain, will soon be tested as never before. In 2013, the gap between the funds available for humanitarian aid and estimated global needs reached $4.5 billion, leaving at least one-third of the demand unmet. 264 more words

Medical Care

Desperate to Escape

One of the many radio programmes I remember from my childhood began with the announcement ‘Once again we stop the mighty roar of London’s traffic to bring you the stories of people who are IN TOWN TONIGHT.’ I used that memory in my recently completed novel. 774 more words

Migrant Crisis

US Army Involved In Road Work In Baltic Countries

You know, sometimes, I wonder just how stupid my government really is. Sometimes I see something, and it’s like “You people have no clue what you’re doing!” But sometimes, I take a moment, and look at something from a different perspective, and I get a completely different result that makes me feel like I’ve gone and wrapped myself in tinfoil. 457 more words

Government

OBAMA IRAN DEAL WORTH MORE THAN ALL U.S. AID TO ISRAEL SINCE 1948: COMPLETING WHAT HITLER LEFT BEHIND, DOES THE GOP KNOW?

Breitbart: “The Iran deal will provide Iran with a cash windfall as sanctions are eased and assets are unfrozen. The total amount is estimated to be as high as $150 billion. 99 more words

Politics