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New-Orleans & Port-au-Prince: Two Tales Of Government Failures

New-Orleans & Port-au-Prince: Two Tales Of Government Failures

Today, after the Super Bowl win by the Saints  is a day of celebration in New-Orleans. Four and half years after Katrina ran amok on the Crescent City in 2005, New-Orleans is still very much in need not only of a moral boost but also of  an economic one. When the Saints play in New-Orleans, […]

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The Business Of Proselytizing

The right wing conservative Christian organization, Focus on the Family, is paying an estimated $2.5 million for an ad on CBS to use Tim Tebow’s noteriety as part of their ongoing anti-choice, anti-gay agenda.

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Super Bowl, American Idols & BigMac: “Panen Et Circenses” Of Today

Super Bowl, American Idols & BigMac: “Panen Et Circenses” Of Today

In the days of the Roman Empire, “Panen Et Circenses” (literally ” bread & circuses”) was the formula for the “well being” of the population or more exactly a political strategy implemented by Rome’s rulers to keep the populace quiet if not fully satisfied. The “Panen Et Circenses” formula offered a variety of pleasures and […]

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When 70 Percent Support Marijuana Legalization, Starbucks Gets The Message

A pro-cannabis group based in Colorado called for a nationwide boycott of coffee giant Starbucks after activists spotted a Starbucks logo on the website of a virulently extremist anti-drug organization. After intense negative publicity ensued, Starbucks actually felt moved to issue a denial.

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Shia Muslims & Sunni Muslims: The War Within Islam

Shia Muslims & Sunni Muslims: The War Within Islam

Today several bombing attacks occurred in Iraq and Pakistan. Also, the attacks were unlikely coordinated the events of today are closely related in expressing the deep conflict between the two main branches of Islam: The Shias and the Sunnis. The bombings are the expression of a 1,320 years old conflict fought between Shia Muslims and […]

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