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SCORECARD

April 18 2013
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MONDAY’S GAMES AND FROLICS Boston Massacre 3 dead. Kabul, Afghanistan – 24 dead. Mogadishu, Somalia – 38 dead. Combined all-star team in Iraq – 61 dead, 271 wounded. The major leagues are tough and the Boston Marathon just doesn’t have what it takes to make the Big Time. However, our prayers and well-wishing thoughts go…

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Bored!

March 23 2013
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I know you don’t care – and who can blame you? – but here are the best stories of the day: 22 March 2013 Today’s top story France: Sarkozy comeback dream in tatters after corruption charge Agence France-Presse. Nicolas Sarkozy’s hopes of a political comeback lay in tatters Friday after the former French president was…

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WORLD CORRUPTION AND DEMOCRACY

August 29 2012
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This is our most important post of 2012. A must read. Here is the link to a complete discussion. http://gendinsjournal.com/?p=6309

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BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY

July 4 2012
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We are still a very young country – a mere 226 years old. We have packed an awful lot of living into those precious few years, and it is easy to forget we are brash youth. From Columbus’s discovery of the New Land in 1492 to the Declaration of Independence, 284 years elapsed. We have…

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RICK SANTORUM TYPES AND THE WORLD

January 26 2012
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Major articles in this week’s ECONOMIST. The question of the day is this: How many of the Republican candidates for President know more about these matters than does a high school senior taking a civics course? Highlights from The Economist online’s Politics this week » Lexington: The union’s state is dire » The Republican nomination:…

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WORLD WAR TWO

December 8 2011
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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 EDITORIAL 70 years since Pearl Harbor attack Seventy years have passed since Dec. 8, 1941 (Japan time), when more than 300 Japanese bombers, torpedo bombers and fighters from an aircraft carrier task force attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack exploded, sank or severely damaged five U.S. battleships, among other seacraft,…

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NOT THAT YOU CARE – NOR SHOULD YOU

November 25 2011
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The Siasat Daily 2011-11-24: Washington, November 24: The United States plans to keep its arsenal of chemical weapons for many years to come, as it seeks to extend the deadline set by the international Chemical Weapons Convention. The US has asked for a decade-long extension to the convention deadline which obliges signatory-states to dismantle their…

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HOW TO INTERVIEW THE CONTENDERS

November 11 2011
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I suppose the people who moderate these TV shows that feature Republican specialists in bombast have entered into an agreement not to embarrass them with tough questions. It would be easy enough, otherwise, to knock out a few of them with questions that would prove even to their supporters that they are dumb fools whose…

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IT CAN’T GET MUCH WORSE, CAN IT?

July 23 2011
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No doubt that the attack in Oslo killing at least 91 persons is the shock story of the story but the news out of Somalia is, in some ways, even worse. The famine Somalia, and the Horn of Africa generally, is experiencing is growing and the statistics are so overwhelming that they are numbing. 11.5…

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A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

June 24 2011
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1. Simon Wheatcroft is not only blind but he is dumb, too. He is starting out today on a 100 mile two day run. Never mind where. 2. Japan set a new heat record for June. 103.8. But was much hotter in Hiroshima days. 3. Boris Becker’s oversized Mallorca estate has been placed in embargo…

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A Time to Love, A Time to THINK

April 2 2011
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1917- Robert LaFollette: “Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely. It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. … If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another.” 1917 –…

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…TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI

March 21 2011
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Why is Obama so intent upon killing Libyans? Enough of TV pap. Gendin will give you the LONG ANSWER. Why bother with pictures or a few words when an essay is always better? We [a euphemism for the U.S. government under the pretext that it is for, by, and of the people] began our campaign…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY SECONDS

March 3 2011
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Here are some headlines from The Economist. 1. Fighting between forces loyal to Libya’s leader, Muammar Qaddafi, and his opponents in the east grew fiercer. He remains in control of Tripoli, the capital, and is battling to seize back towns under rebel control. Western and Arab leaders discussed whether a no-fly zone should be imposed.…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY MINUTES

January 27 2011
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JANUARY 27, 2011. 1. A suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport killed 35 people and injured more than 100. There were no admissions of responsibility but suspicion fell on Islamists from Russia’s restive north Caucasus, who have been responsible for previous terrorist attacks. President Dmitry Medvedev sacked several police and security officials for failing to…

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WHAT’S HAPPENIN’

December 14 2010
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To access any or all of the stories below, go to www.planetdata.net Global Security Egypt Recognizes Interpol Travel Document Dec. 14, 2010 African Union Considers New Anti-Terror Law Dec. 14, 2010 Dozens of Casualties in Bangladesh Factory Fire Dec. 14, 2010 Ahmadinejad Fires Iran’s Foreign Minister Dec. 13, 2010 Moscow Police on Alert for More…

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THE WAYS OF GOD ARE UNFATHOMABLE

October 24 2010
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1. JUAREZ, Mexico—Gunmen stormed two homes and massacred 13 young people at a birthday party in the latest large-scale attack in this violent border city, even as a new government strategy seeks to restore order with social programs and massive police deployments. Attackers in two vehicles pulled up to the houses in a lower-middle-class Ciudad…

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CHINA ANGERED OVER AWARDING OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

October 9 2010
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From The Wall Street Journal. 54-year old Liu Xiaobo has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, and China is furious. Mr. Liu, 54 years old, is the first Chinese dissident to be awarded the prize, although it did go to the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, in 1989, after the Chinese government crushed…

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AFGHANIWHERE?

August 6 2010
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Considering the fact that fewer than 50% of Americans know the U.S. is engaged in a war in Afghanistan and that fewer than half of those who do know have any idea where that collection of rocks is located, it is pretty funny that PEW even bothered to poll people on the significance of the…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY CASKETS

July 21 2010
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Just another day at the offices of Mayhem, Incorporated. Violence is as Chinese as egg foo young. Near the city of Dalian in China, a series of oil-pipeline explosions took out an as yet uncounted number of people. The latest expolisions sent 1,500 tons of oil into a compact 20 squares miles of ocean water.…

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BOMBS AWAY!

May 28 2010
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From ploughshares.org. More than a decade and a half after the Cold War ended, the world’s combined stockpile of nuclear warheads remain at a very high level: more than 20,000. Of these, more than 10,000 warheads are considered operational, of which a couple of thousand U.S. and Russian warheads are on high alert, ready for…

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IF YOU HAVE TIME TO READ ONLY 2 BOOKS THIS YEAR, MAKE IT…

May 17 2010
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There is no doubt in my mind that if you really want to understand what’s what in this world then the two books you should read are the annual giant reports of Transparency International and Freedom House. Best is to buy them and keep them on your shelf. However, they can be downloaded. TI offers…

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ACCESS TO INTERNET AS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

April 22 2010
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37,000 persons in 26 nations were asked whether access to the internet should be a fundamental right of all people. 50% said they strongly agree and 29% said they agree somewhat. This 79% agreement in the world is slighter higher than in the U.S. which is only 76% positive. 9% disagree somewhat and 6% strongly…

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THE BIG GUYS

March 14 2010
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Here is a partial list of the world’s largest newspapers. If you need to see the complete list, CLICK HERE. Newspaper Country Circulation (thousands) Language Owner 1 Yomiuri Shimbun Japan 14,067 Japanese Yomiuri Shimbun Group 2 Asahi Shimbun Japan 12,121 Japanese Asahi Shimbun Group 3 Mainichi Shimbun Japan 5,587 Japanese The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.…

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ISRAELI/HAITIAN CONNECTION

February 1 2010
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Israel is in the uncomfortable position of being criticized for giving aid to Haiti. It is a marvelous example of “Damned if we do and damned if we don’t.” Enemies of Israel are claiming Israel’s aid is only a public relations ploy and, cynically, they find it amusing that Israel doesn’t provide the same humanitarian…

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