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Hey, What's So Funny?

My friend was sad last night. Maybe she was angry. It could have been the wine. It’s hard to tell sometimes on an email. (UNLESS YOU’RE WRITING LIKE THIS, of course, which is awfully loud and means you’re either angry or just confused about that whole “caps lock” nonsense.) 801 more words


Welcome to the desert of the real – A civilization ruled by fools is bound to collapse

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.

Rabindranath Tagore


We are witnessing the convergences of a number of interwoven crises, with multiple, interlocking effects and symptoms, building up a “perfect storm”: 2,622 more words

War & Peace

Civil Liberties vs. National Security

“As France and Belgium Strengthen Security, a Classic Debate Arises” – NYTimes.com

After the recent Paris attacks, both France and Belgium are starting to enter into the debate the US has faced since Sept. 220 more words


Practical steps after the Paris attacks

By now you’ve no doubt heard of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and you’ve no doubt heard the rumblings about “what we should do now”. 638 more words


Gas wars in the Middle East

A clash of the titans for the control of the European gas market, with Syria’s territory as the most practical route for a natural gas pipeline. 26 more words

War & Peace

sl-week 20: blue white red (bleu blanc rouge)

“When terrorism strikes,
divisive anger is a natural response.”
Mohsin Hamid

My thoughts goes out to France … and to all the victims around the world … of war and terrorism, and their loved ones. 22 more words

Un/useful Information

ISIS-claimed Attacks Abroad Reveal Limits at Home

As France continues to recover from last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, many across the Western world are filled with fear and anxiety about the apparently expanding power of ISIS abroad. 272 more words