The PBS show Frontline has been a vanguard of intelligent journalism since 1983, and has a long list of awards to show for it (including a Pulitzer and over a dozen Peabodys). So when they cast their gaze at gun statistics, they did so with customary rigor. The numbers speak for themselves… Number of firearms [...]
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Members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a “topless jihad.” The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words “I own my body; it’s not the source of anyone’s honor” written on [...]
The world is very violent. Many think that violence is innate to humans. But while it is true the above, intelligence is innate to humans. I think, and it is my opinion, that violence is generated by large inequalities in our world. Something we can fix, consensus and dialogue. But we must first have a [...]
The real question Western war planners have been asking since the Korean Armistice in 1953 and especially in the years since the demise of the Cold War and rise of China has been: How much incoming artillery can Seoul take? Because that’s the cost of any war on the Korean Peninsula today. For all of [...]
While praised for his work with the poor, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — has long been dogged by accusations of his role during Argentina’s military dictatorship. We speak to Horacio Verbitsky, a leading Argentine journalist who exposed Francis’ connection to the abduction of two Jesuit priests. Verbitsky is an investigative journalist [...]
A I did not like my politics and form of government of Chavez. But many people I know and do not know who admired and trusted him. And my greatest feeling is about these people (wrong or not, I do not care) I see as suffering from the loss of their leader. I see on [...]
Benedict XVI Pope longer yesterday, after announcing his resignation 17 days ago. Well, with the vacancy, the account @ Pontifex had been the digital presence of the pontiff was “vacant”. Although it was said that the account would be closed instead chose the Vatican delete all messages sent by the Pope and change the name [...]
Argentina accused Britain of transporting nuclear weapons submarine to the Falkland Islands and thus violating international treaties that establish that this region should be nuclear free. “We are in a precarious stage of implementation of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, which prohibits nuclear weapons entirely in Latin America and the Caribbean. This precarious implementation is [...]
From YNet: While Jerusalem and Washington are trying to convince the European Union to add Hezbollah to terror black list, a Cyprus trial might help bring about this change. Six months after the arrest of Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, 24-year-old Lebanese who holds both Lebanese and Swedish passports, Yaacoub has admitted in court to membership in the [...]
Throughout the day there was looting in cities across the country. There was also looting trucks carrying goods. Two dead as a result of the looting supermarkets in the city of Rosario. Pictures can remind us to 2001. But in my opinion this is organized, at least at first. The facts of the city of [...]
Miss USA, Olivia Culpo when it receives the crown of Miss Universe in Las Vegas.
SOPA, Pussy Riot, NATO, GMO, etc.. Words that mean: Claims. All over the world many people came out to protest. This year, 2012, was very busy … it is time that the authorities take note.
Big Red has been an economic powerhouse for decades, especially when it comes to cheap manufacturing and the seemingly endless supply of investment cash it has on hand. But there are some troubles ahead for China as the working class is growing tired of poor working conditions, low pay and a heavy-handed government. It is [...]
Which is more predictable over the next three years: the future of a private company or the future of the owners country? The question matters Because an investor can buy a basket of stocks – called an ETF – particularly from a country in the same way one would buy stock in just one company. [...]
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