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Essential Politics: In California's primary for governor, it's a race for second place - Los Angeles Times
Washington regulators seek answers on foreign ownership, influence of Ontario politics on Avista's future - The Spokesman-Review
Dafur Emergency: A Challenge To Civilisation
With pain rocking through my whole body today, I cast a bitter glance back at what I called, the 'tragedy of Dafur' and decided to settle accounts with my fellow Africans on this matter.President Omar el-Bashir has twisted history, invented a distortion in African lexicon and rammed it through our throats.
Monetary Flows, Retained Earnings, Over Regulation and Abundant Resources
All countries have specific things that are abundant in the region. Middle East it is oil and sand.
Hawala, or The Bank That Never Was
I. OVERVIEWIn the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the USA, attention was drawn to the age-old, secretive, and globe-spanning banking system developed in Asia and known as "Hawala" (to change, in Arabic).
A Few Quick Thoughts on Freedom and Technology
We have known of the innate characteristic need of members of our species to control individual other members. We also know of our desire to control other species.
What Did You Do In The War Daddy?
This is the first of a series of four articles where my uncle, the late Mr Gordon Bessant is talking to Mr Joe Hieatt-Smith about life during the war years. They taped these recollections in 1996.
There Ought to Be a Law
The 'Land of the Free' is teaming with individual rights for citizens. We have the right to say what we want, do what we want, be who we want.
Simple Middle East Peace Plan
I. WARS ARE BASIC CONFLICTS OVER LAND.
Housing Bubble, Interest Rates, Timber Costs; What Has Changed?
What has really changed in the housing market with regards to timber dumping from Canada, lumber costs since the Professional Building Magazine issue in Sept. 2001.
Monetary Flows, Consumer Debt, Policy, Trade Deficit and Reality
America has some monetary issues, which need to be addressed. First consumer debt is at issue; the average consumer is upside down in their cars, over extended on credit card debt and living in a house, which they may have 10-15% equity and probably less with all these new home sales on 2-3% down and all the re-financing to pay off short term debt.
Government Backed Fraud in Academia
Contrary to the Hobbesian prediction of anarchy (freedom) and brutish or unproductive results in the event that elites (often termed 'beneficent paternalism') aren't fostered: we find lots of evidence that team play and open organizational structure actually creates more civilized and productive governance. Lincoln Electric in Cleveland is a well-documented example of how sharing the wealth and responsibility builds communication and profit.
The Internet Right - Are They Doing It Right
It looks overall like the liberals are advocating for no lines to be drawn on most matters. The right insists there are lines, very clear and important lines.
The World of Diplomatic Backstage
De-classification of official documents have been a routine practice in the United States, while just the opposite is true of Pakistan. Successive governments over the years have believed in hiding away from public eye even the most innocuous of official documents without realizing that the practice only adds to the sense of national confusion.
Free Markets, Farmers, and GM Crops
Many are condemning the latest GM Terminator seeds. Yet there is not need to cause a raucous because the free market will decide which seeds farmers buy? When a Corporate farmer plows under the crop for next season sometimes he uses the old seeds for new life next season.
Is George Bush Two-Faced?
Yes, Bush is two-faced. The two sides of the faces are total opposites.
Transporting Troops in the Future
Currently when we transport troops we use large cargo planes or put all the troops onto airliners or charter large Boeing Jet Airliners to send them near the battlespace, but in the future we will be able to put them to sleep, pack them into small honeycomb spaces and transport 1000 or more troops in cargo container type modules. Sounds inhumane? It isn't, let me explain why.
End Time Clock Ticking Away?
Earlier this month, I heard President George W. Bush and Mahmoud Abbas, the Prime Minister of the Palestinians speaking of another Peace Treaty with Israel.
The "Manchurian Candidate": Lee Harvey Oswald?
An American soldier is taken behind enemy lines and brainwashed as an unwitting assassin by communists in league with American political figures. This soldier then returns to the States to kill a presidential candidate as part of a political scheme to escalate and exploit Cold War tensions.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Was created on July 30th 2002, by Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative Michael Oxley, who drafted the bill. It followed a series of high profile scandals.
Six Sigma Can Improve Government Practices
Government bodies at any level, local, state, and Federal, can implement Six Sigma to improve customer service and increase the effectiveness of government. Although Six Sigma has its roots in private-sector manufacturing, it works just as effectively in governmental organizations and government will reap the same benefits as corporations.
Workaholism, Leisure and Pleasure
The official working week is being reduced to 35 hours a week. In most countries in the world, it is limited to 45 hours a week.
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