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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Those of us who are bi-cultural - that is, those who take a visceral interest in the social and politicol fabric of both the United States and Canada, see no way forward with viable, let alone inspirational leadership. This is not to say that we merely represent yet a few more pulses in the mass of resigned (or unproductively, habitually angry) protoplasm that defines our geographic populations. On the contray. Both the functional and the best minds around are worried sick, and they, we have historic and current evidence that much concern is warranted. We are non-participatory citizens in societies and economies that are in trouble. Uncertainty is at hts highest point since the months after the crash of 1929. The political landscapes - those we all share on this tiny planet - are wastelands waiting for someone with a secondary school vocabulary, a weak B.A., acceptable teeth, good hair and a tan (and male) to convince us that someone has arrived to help us get back on our contextual f...

Saturday, 29 December 2012
The so-called "festive" season was marred this year by the killing of 20 children and two adults at the Sandy Hook School in Connecticut. However, the massacre and its aftermath took more away from our basic humanity than it did unite us in it or highlight it. As the pundits claimed, the world watched in horror as little bodies were mourned on street corners, in livingrooms, and at front doors where relatives of the victims were willing to talk to the cameras and diplay their grief globally. Poignantly, the next day and the next, an unarmed soldier stood guard by the flag outside an elementar...
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Too many years ago to admit, I had the privilege and persistence to study economics and political theory with the best minds of the time. When these renown, experienced intellects cited post-WWII economics, pre-WWIII economics and the future, they drilled into our tired minds the inevitability of the critical situation that we face today. Even Galbraith, as a professor and in person, a relative moderate, would become furrowed with worry over a future he continued to feel wretched about as he settled into old age at his bucolic home and property in Vermont. He foresaw, and lived to see, a defic...

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The Israeli military shot and killed two Palestinian men and wounded scores of others in the West Ba...
Everything you need to know about the boxes that are key to every plane crash investigation.


The founder of the Orion Post is author, psychotherapist and keynote speaker
Dr. Lauren Kennedy-Smith.

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Israeli Strike Kills a Leader of Islamic Jihad
Islamic Jihad said that Salah Abu Hassanein — a spokesman for its militia, Al-Quds Brigades — and his sons, aged 15 and 12, were killed at their home in the southern city of Rafah.
City Room: New York Today: Finale for a Ferry
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: life aboard the Rockaway Ferry, nice weather eventually turning cloudy, and G train woes begin.
Syndicated news 3
An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali. and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso.
Commerce Department said orders increased 0.7 per cent as demand increased from transportation to machinery and computers and electronic products