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Cold Closet

Flash Fiction

By Charles McKelvy

He made so much money working night and day as a chemical engineer for a huge multi-national chemical concern in a far-away country that he had modern furnishings and appliances shipped back to his parents’ humble abode in the old country. 249 more words

Flash Fiction

Hyperloop to connect Vienna and Bratislava

Image source: Hyperloop Transport Technologies

Hypertropy of the periphery? Plans to build hyperloop between Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest. Will it lead under Fico’s fence?

A journey from Bratislava to Budapest via Vienna can currently take up to five hours by train.

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JORDAN: Population grew by 87% over a decade — census

By Omar Obeidat – Feb 22,2016 – JORDAN TIMES

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour speaks at a ceremony in Amman on Monday to announce the preliminary findings of the 2015 population census (Petra photo) 328 more words


JORDAN: Population stands at around 9.5 million, including 2.9 million guests

By Mohammad Ghazal – Jan 30,2016 – JORDAN TIMES

AMMAN — Syrians constitute 46 per cent of non-Jordanians living in the Kingdom and 13.2 per cent of the overall population, preliminary results of the national census conducted in late November showed on Saturday. 417 more words


Border crossing Spielfeld-Straß 1972

An article/research by Peter Payer about guest workers’ route to Austria from the south and about expansion of the border crossing for the multi-track clearance. (in German)


Guest Worker Programs and the 2016 Election

Immigration has emerged as a major issue on both sides of the 2016 Presidential campaign. While Democrats’ sanctuary cities and Trump’s proposed wall along the border have dominated the immigration debate thus far, guest worker programs have also proven to be a key component of candidates’ immigration proposals on both sides of the aisle. 1,022 more words