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A Look At Israel and Other Nations In International Law

October 24, 2011
A Look At Israel and Other Nations In International Law

Should Israel accept a two state solution? Is Israel wrong to blockade its enemies? The Canada Free Press explores how international law is applied to Israel and how it is applied to other nations. The difference is enlightening.

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Canada, Our Neighbour to the North

September 27, 2011
Canada, Our Neighbour to the North

  How much do we know about Canada, our Northern neighbour. They became independent from England in a manner markedly different from us, a fact which has shaped their history, outlook and politics. It is a country worth studying as a point of comparison. I was reading an article from Walrus magazine that talked about […]

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Pronouns as a Window to the Soul

September 19, 2011
Pronouns as a Window to the Soul

It makes perfect sense. If handwriting is a window to the soul, then perhaps grammar and choice of words can provide psychological insights as well.

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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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