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First female prime minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra: A family is like a thick forest, often from outside it’s dense, but when you are inside each tree has its own position

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First female prime minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra: A family is like a thick forest, often from outside it’s dense, but when you are inside each tree has its own position

Yingluck Shinawatra, the younger sister of Thailand’s ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is about to become the first female Prime Minister of Thailand. Thaksin Shinawatra was convicted of corruption and conflict of interest charges. He fled the country and lives in exile in Dubai. While it is good news for Thailand to see finally a […]

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Turning point for the Obama presidency: The dream of cats is all mice

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on November 2, 2010 0 Comments
Turning point for the Obama presidency: The dream of cats is all mice

We are finally at the turning point of the Obama presidency. Today, America is going to the polls. Regardless of which poll you see or which TV channel you watch, the overall predictions are in favor of the GOP. Americans are obsessed with change but seem to have a short memory. John Boehner, one of the most […]

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Crist’s hopes rest on Meek quitting: A mosquito can make the lion’s eye bleed

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on October 30, 2010 1 Comment
Crist’s hopes rest on Meek quitting: A mosquito can make the lion’s eye bleed

Florida elections are often special in American politics. The three-way Senate race among Democratic US Rep. Kendrick Meek, Tea Party-backed Mark Rubio, and Independent Charlie Crist. The polls have been consistent for while, putting Rubio ahead of Crist and the Democrat candidate in third place. Kendrick Meek is the key player in this election. The […]

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America has lost prestige due to bizarre election campaigns: A person’s character is like pregnancy; it cannot be hidden

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on October 21, 2010 0 Comments
America has lost prestige due to bizarre election campaigns: A person’s character is like pregnancy; it cannot be hidden

This election year is an exciting and bizarre time in American politics, showcasing the obsession for power and the power of money to buy votes. Negative ads on TV seem to be working. It is difficult to differentiate facts and lies. Americans are used to it and certainly love it. The only thing that matters is […]

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Gordon Brown and Bigot: The bee that carries honey in its mouth carries a sting in its tail.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Politics by on April 29, 2010 0 Comments
Gordon Brown and Bigot: The bee that carries honey in its mouth carries a sting in its tail.

 Election fever in Britain is high. I have not seen such passion and enthusiasm among the British for a long time. As always during elections, politicians are being watched closely as they campaign. Gordon Brown, the current Prime Minister, was caught on microphone describing a voter that he just spoke to as a “bigoted woman.” […]

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Iraqis turn out to vote,despite risks: Courage is not the same as fighting someone stronger than you.

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Iraqis turn out to vote,despite risks: Courage is not the same as fighting someone stronger than you.

Despite the risk of being killed, the brave people of Iraq turned out to vote en masse. Democracy is like a pregnancy, the labor is hard but the result is a beautiful baby. The best way to defeat the enemy of Iraq is to show their determination. Many challenges are still ahead. People who lived […]

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When a chick ignores its mother’s warning, the eagle grasps it for a meal.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on November 5, 2009 0 Comments
When a chick ignores its mother’s warning, the eagle grasps it for a meal.

Both Democrats and Republicans are claiming victory for the latest elections in New Jersey, Virginia, and New York. Regardless of which side you are on, the truth is that when the economy is bad, people reject the political party in power. This election is a referendum on the president, but it is also a referendum […]

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It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 2, 2009 0 Comments
It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.

Very few political leaders have the sense to avoid chaos. Many do politics as a way to be rich and powerful, others to serve their people. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, former Afghan foreign minister, withdrew from the November 7 presidential run-off. It is a great move for two reasons: to avoid another painful division in his […]

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A man accused of stealing a goat should not entertain his visitors with goat’s meat.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on October 8, 2009 0 Comments
A man accused of stealing a goat should not entertain his visitors with goat’s meat.

The US government is in a very bad position regarding the Afghan government. The US commitment to president Karzai appears shaky after fraudulent elections. Several European governments are expressing serious concerns about his leadership. The flow of money from the US is certainly not helping the people of Afghanistan, but rather President Karzai and his […]

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Too much honey can be sickening.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 30, 2009 2 Comments
Too much honey can be sickening.

The war of words between President Obama and President Ahmadinejad continues after a series of violent protests about the elections. First, the President of the United States condemned violence against the people of Iran. Then, the new re-elected President of Iran accused President Obama of interfering in Iranian affairs. This situation has forced the Obama […]

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