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Hello, again

It has been almost six months since I last wrote. As I indicated months ago, I have not felt the need to write. I get requests to keep this blog going, but living an ordinary life in Portland, Oregon is not, to me, particularly interesting. 614 more words

Oregon Non-fiction

Is the IMF paving the way for Monsanto?

IMF Tranche to Kiev Not Happening Unless Kiev Sells Off Land, Raises Pension Age

The International Monetary Fund has indicated that it will not release a new loan tranche to Ukraine until parliament approves controversial land privatization legislation and raises the retirement age. 492 more words

Is the US Revisiting its Syria Policy by Participating in Astana talks?

By Salman Rafi Sheikh – New Eastern Outlook – 26.05.2017

The Syria crisis has seen too many actors playing different yet identical games just as it has seen too many twists, taking place on pretty regular intervals.

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New Cold War clouds are dispersing

By M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline | May 26, 2017

Imagine if former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were to have suddenly arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on September 27, 2014 to deliver a speech at Harvard and had received a welcome like a rock star – and all this to steal the thunder from his successor Prime Minister Modi on the eve of the latter’s famous Madison Square Garden event.

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NABU Auditors - Again

Several entries in February, March and April have appeared regarding shenanigans surrounding the on-going (and overdue) appointments of the external Auditors for the anti-corruption body NABU. 212 more words


Pictures: Ariska Putri Pertiwi Miss Grand International 2016 in Kiev, Ukraine

The very beautiful and reigning Miss Grand International 2016 Ariska Putri Pertiwi is in Ukraine right now enjoying her stay in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. 138 more words

Miss Grand International 2016