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Labels without meanings; dictators are dictators

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A label defined by a dictator by any other definition is still a falsehood.

President (self-appointed) Assad of Syria has labeled the dissidents in his country as terrorists. That’s the new world-speak word for enemies of the state, or being against the status quo.

Human rights under fire internationally

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Human rights are a critical component to a civilized world. At the United Nations recently, all the member nations have been meeting in the first-ever session of the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) devoted to dealing with sexual orientation and violence. The member states, including the United States, have been discussing and agreeing on ways to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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An accurate forecast: The weather is always hyped

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To tell if so-called experts are hoping you won’t notice they have no clue what they’re talking about, all you need to do is ask one question: Is this what was promised or are they simply talking?

All over the radio and television — and even the Internet — we are being fed a steady stream of weather, 99 percent of which is news about weather that has already been, not what is about to come.

Human rights violated in so many ways internationally

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Three cases going through international courts serve as perfect examples of the fluid defining line of human rights violations. If you were to ask anyone near you what they thought such violations were, they might answer rape, torture, false imprisonment and other horrible crimes against one of more people. And those definitions are what the world courts are grappling with.

We’re political ‘victims’

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Today, the way to win an election is for the candidate to tell you what’s wrong with America, what’s wrong in your life, and make sure to point the finger at the opposition and paint them as responsible. Make you hate them. If you hate them, you’ll vote for the one who sympathizes with your hatred.

Yes, you can start an international business; no, it won’t be easy

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The good news about the modern age is that true democracy has reached the business world. If you want to start a business with world-wide reach, you can. The bad news is that the individual is now expected to perform on that stage and the long-held support systems and business affiliations hungry for bolt-on talent are evaporating quickly. The dog-eat-dog world has moved to the Internet. Let’s take a look at books.

Yes, you can start an international business; no, it won’t be easy

A View From the Edge

The good news about the modern age is that true democracy has reached the business world. If you want to start a business with world-wide reach, you can. The bad news is that the individual is now expected to perform on that stage and the long-held support systems and business affiliations hungry for bolt-on talent are evaporating quickly. The dog-eat-dog world has moved to the Internet. Let’s take a look at books.

A balance is needed in order to to protect children

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No one in their right mind can admire deadbeat dads. To that I would add no one in their right mind should admire deadbeat moms.

Good reasons we have superstitions

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The pre-scientific mind struggles to make sense of the world around us. You can see it in infants, puppies and kittens as they look for patterns to guide their existence.

Some federal subsidies make sense, help our economy

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As spring approaches, you can be sure the clarion call will be from inside Washington to stop subsidies to those undeserving (or not on a lobbyist’s call sheet) and to increase subsidies for industries needing to hire more people (or on that call sheet). From outside Washington the call will be to stop all handouts (which is what the public thinks subsidies are). And from overseas the call will be to stop subsidies as they are unfair competition.