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"Oselu,Ojelu:Politician, Pocketician"

Yorubas have seen the very best of govenance right from pre independence to post independence Nigeria. Chief Obafemi Awolowo who spearheaded the effort to move the western region as first among other regions did it wholeheartedly. 266 more words

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Arthritis in your toe

Spare me. I’ve heard the extent of fruit smoothies and cold Lush masks.
This has been a bad week. A hard time. A long stretch. 125 more words

Poem

You can lead a field to water, but you can't... hang on.

我田引水
ga.den.in.sui

Literally: I/self – (rice) field – pull – water

Alternately: “Drawing water for one’s own field.” Serving only your own interests. Saying and doing what’s best for your convenience without consideration for others. 64 more words

Japanese

Actually, You Need to Love Yourself!

By Peter Wesson

Christianity is sometimes misunderstood as being only about sacrifice.  The idea that we are a bunch martyrs seeking to suffer and completely ignoring our own interests cause some to scoff at Christianity.  552 more words

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Men Arrested: Sexual Harassment of Bangladeshi Woman

A latest from The Hindu reported that two men were arrested on the charges of sexually harassing a Bangladeshi woman on Sunday(5 April 2015).

The culprits were Maayi(42) of Genguvarpatti in Theni district and Sri Devi alias Selvi of Jambuliapatti in Dindigul district. 227 more words

Caught between God and the opinions of people

27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” 29Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

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17 "Wise" Is Not a Suffix

One of my pet peeves is hearing “-wise” used as a suffix.

William Strunk and E.B. White, co-authors of The Elements of Style, (Macmillan, 1979) share my disdain: 526 more words

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