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The East German Rightist Surge: “No One Gives a Damn About Us”

September 11, 2011
The East German Rightist Surge: “No One Gives a Damn About Us”

The following is a free translation of an article that appeared in Die Welt, a leading German newspaper. The article is about the electoral victory the National Democratic Party in a small, impoverished village in what used to be communist East Germany. Sinc reunification, the former East Germany has lagged behind western Germany in employment […]

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Israeli Psychological Warfare in Lebanon

September 1, 2011
Israeli Psychological Warfare in Lebanon

  Most articles about warfare focus on its military aspects. Less frequently discussed is the psychological aspect of warfare, of attempting to influence the attitudes of  civilian populations. Sergeant Major Herbert A Friedman did an article on Israli propaganda leaflets and how they are produced. He also provided background information about the leaflets. It is […]

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Israel Sends Warships to Egyptian Maritime Border

August 30, 2011
Israel Sends Warships to Egyptian Maritime Border

  Following reports of planned terrorist infiltration from Egypt, Israel has sent ships to its maritime border with Egypt. Meanwhile, Iran has been sending ships to the Gulf of Aden for the stated purpose of stopping piracy.

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Best of the Blogosphere August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011
Best of the Blogosphere August 29, 2011

  Sultan Knish talks about the slow motion suicide being committed by Western nations as their birth rate dips below replacement level.  Using Joe Biden’s China remarks as a departure point, he points out the problem of aging native populations in Europe and America with a shortage of working young people paying into their pension […]

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Flash Mobs: What Can Police Do?

August 23, 2011
Flash Mobs: What Can Police Do?

With Facebook, Twitter and  texting, criminals have more tools at their disposal. What can police do to combat flash mobs?

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A Look At Martha’s Vineyard

August 21, 2011
A Look At Martha’s Vineyard

  We all know Martha’s Vineyard as a playground for the rich and famous. With Obama and his family there on vacation, it is of course in the spotlight. What is less known is that Martha’s Vineyard has a long and interesting history that reflects on the rest of America on the mainland.

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Losing My Irreligion

August 9, 2011
Losing My Irreligion

  Religious people worry about “losing their religion. The New Yorker explores the flip side of the coin, atheists and agnostics whose doubts about their own world view shake the foundations of  their own thinking..

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Soldiers in Afghanistan Ordered to Carry Unloaded Guns

August 7, 2011
Soldiers in Afghanistan Ordered to Carry Unloaded Guns

  Is there a law against ordering soldiers to carry unloaded guns in a war zone? There should be.

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A Revisionist Approach to Spanish History

August 2, 2011
A Revisionist Approach to Spanish History

  Note to readers:   The following article originally appeared in the Svenska Dagebladet in Swedish. It is by Inger Enkvist, who is a professor of Spanish at Lund University.With the aid of Google Translate, I have attempted to get a rough translation to work with. I have then attempted to render the article into […]

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Peace To Die For: The Killing of Elijah Koger

August 1, 2011
Peace To Die For: The Killing of Elijah Koger

  “The Notorious Meddler” is an extraordinary web site owned by a gifted writer with deep American roots. I discovered him while doing an image search for one of my articles. He writes stories from his family history that are a priceless supplement to history books. His site is a treasure, to which I intend […]

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Vigilant Gun Shop Owner Thwarts Terror Attack

July 28, 2011
Vigilant Gun Shop Owner Thwarts Terror Attack

  Naser Abdo was planing a second Fort Hood Attack. He was a “lone wolf” the hardest type of terrorist to catch. Fortunately, a vigilant gun shop owner warned authorities in time. And fortunately, law enforcement listened when a citizen spoke up.

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News From the Cuban Grapevine

July 25, 2011
News From the Cuban Grapevine

Since Fidel Castro’s brother Raul took over day to day control in Cuba, things have been noticeably changing. James Scudamore reports on the slow, steady pace of change that has resulted from pragmatism, thumb drives and the collapse of communism elsewhere. From the grapevine and personal observations, Scudamore has pieced together a remarkable story.

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Radical Islam’s Number One Enemy

July 22, 2011
Radical Islam’s Number One Enemy

No it is not a Danish cartoonist, but a 76 year old Egyptian Coptic priest who isa Koranic scholar who knows Islamic faith and culture. Muslims worry that he is winning Muslim converts to Christianity at an alarming rate.

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Meet the Other Sarah Palin [Video]

July 22, 2011
Meet the Other Sarah Palin [Video]

What is it like these days going through life with the name Sarah Palin? A 20 year old lifeguard in Texas recounts her experiences with humour and amusement. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Submarine Exploration of Lake Geneva

July 20, 2011
Submarine Exploration of Lake Geneva

  One normally thinks of  wide oceans as being subjects for submarine exploration. Lake Geneva has a shipwreck, underwater canyons and pollutants to small to filter that are now being explored and studied with the help of a submarine owned by the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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