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A beautiful funeral does not necessarily lead to paradise.

Filed in Current affairs, Tragedy by on September 5, 2009 0 Comments
A beautiful funeral does not necessarily lead to paradise.

Seventy days after his tragic death, Michael Jackson was finally laid to rest. His death is a big loss for his family, America, and the rest of the world. For some people Michael Jackson was a pedophile, for others he was a man with a good heart due to his immense philanthropic work. Who are […]

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One fire brand after another keeps fire burning.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 3, 2009 0 Comments
One fire brand after another keeps fire burning.

Three American citizens were arrested in Iran for crossing into their territory illegally. The scenario is the same as that of the two American journalists who crossed into North Korea this year: they were “tourists” (in this case, hikers) crossing illegally into enemy territory. The examples can go on and on. Imagine if they were […]

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Nothing wipes your tears away but your own hand.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 22, 2009 0 Comments
Nothing wipes your tears away but your own hand.

Health care in America is the debate of the moment. Most Americans agree that there are problems with the existing health care system. Despite his ambitious plan to make health care affordable to the millions of Americans without health care, the president is facing big opposition within his own political party. There is no hope […]

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Silence is an attribute of the dead; he who is alive speaks.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 21, 2009 0 Comments
Silence is an attribute of the dead; he who is alive speaks.

Sometimes it is difficult to be silent when facing a complex situation. President Obama has sent a strong message to the Iranian regime about the use of force against their own people. It is a good thing to say something at this moment when the opposition in Iran needs some moral support from the rest […]

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Two lightning flashes cannot come from one cloud.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on May 13, 2009 0 Comments
Two lightning flashes cannot come from one cloud.

Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist convicted by an Iranian court of spying for the U.S. and sentenced to eight years in prison, was released. Was she accused falsely? It is difficult to say. Who could believe years ago that Valerie Plame, the wife of the US ambassador in Niger, was a CIA agent? What is […]

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One devil does not scratch out another devil’s eyes.

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on May 12, 2009 0 Comments
One devil does not scratch out another devil’s eyes.

Definitely, Dick Cheney is succeeding in shifting the attention to be on him. This week he said that he would choose Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell. It is Cheney’s right to choose one person over another. The media should at least give him that right. Today Rush Limbaugh repaid his favor to Dick Cheney. The […]

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He who is too sure of himself and acts without thinking is heading for his downfall.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 10, 2009 0 Comments
He who is too sure of himself and acts without thinking is heading for his downfall.

Silvio Berlusconi, the controversial Italian prime minister, has caused outrage by refusing help from other European countries after a powerful earthquake hit central Italy and for making a disrespectful comment about the thousands of survivors, living in shelters, to pretend they are on a camping weekend. The reality is that people living in the shelters […]

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Evening promises are like butter: morning comes, and it’s all melted.

Filed in Current affairs, financial crisis by on April 3, 2009 0 Comments
Evening promises are like butter: morning comes, and it’s all melted.

The G20 leaders summit on the world economy held in London just ended. The G20 countries, which represent about 85 percent of the global economy, pledged no new stimulus spending but they agreed to commit billions to world trade and International Monetary Fund. I am skeptical about all these promises. The poor countries were not […]

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Where there is a sea there will always be pirates.

Filed in Current affairs, Weather by on March 29, 2009 0 Comments
Where there is a sea there will always be pirates.

Many people are set to abandon their houses around the town of Fargo in North Dakota, fearing the flood. The Red River rose to its highest level in more than 100 years, putting the city at risk. For those still skeptical about the effect of global warming, this is another reason for worries. The US […]

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God speaks a foreign tongue.

Filed in foreign affairs, Religion, Science by on March 19, 2009 0 Comments
God speaks a foreign tongue.

Many people have criticized the controversial Pope Benedict XVI for saying that the use of condoms could endanger public health and increase the problem of AIDS. The Pope tells Africa that using condoms is wrong. I don’t know if the Pope speaks on behalf of God or the Pope is out of touch with reality. […]

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