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The Black Country and its contemporary relevance amidst a row about a flag

I was born in the Black Country, a region in England, west of Birmingham, and so were generations of my family before me. For those of you who don’t know, although the ‘exact’ boundaries of the Black Country are regularly disputed, it is generally accepted that the four metropolitan boroughs of Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton constitute the locality, today. 2,033 more words

Going Global Starts Within

There is considerable comfort to be derived from the familiar; this is as true of the world of business as it is of our own domestic arrangements. 494 more words

Making regional Queensland a resilient proposition

Edited remarks made on 30 July 2015 to the Local Government Association of Queensland’s Bush Councils Convention 2015, Cultural Centre, St George, Qld

Thanks Greg Hoffman and good morning Mayors, ladies and gentlemen. 5,404 more words

Sustainable Regional Development

A Divided Mind about Our Nation of Two Mindsets

There is a ring of truth to Lois Lerner’s observation, posted to a friend in an e-mail exchange, that Lincoln should have let the South go in 1861 because the North and South really are of two mindsets. 740 more words

Jim Langcuster

Bernie Sanders: Questionable Progressive Socialist Morality

I often read the opinions of those with whom I do not agree or on subjects that seem a bit staged.  The fact is, most of the news we see or hear is, for the most part, entertainment.   1,542 more words

Grant Wood: Parson Weems' Fable (1939)

American Gothic painter Grant Wood created this work in celebration of historian Parson Weems and first President George Washington.  Weems’ 1800 work Life of Washington… 214 more words


Time to welcome Timor Leste into ASEAN

July 31, 2015

Foreign Affairs

COMMENT: Friends of Timor Leste welcome this initiative by the Jokowi administration to push for the country’s admission into ASEAN. 473 more words