Every year this arrives in the mail, addressed to someone who died almost twenty years ago. I supposed I could contact the Mission and ask the deceased to be removed from their mailing list. But I’m busy enough already and don’t really need any extra hassle. With accusations and apparent proof of dead voters being… Read More Forget Dead Voters! How About Dead Givers?
I just went through my RSS feeds. I have thousands of them. And for some reason, I haven’t been looking at them too carefully for the past little while. But today is a holiday in Canada and I feel a bit less ‘pressured’ than usual so took the time to just let it all load.… Read More More on spies, lies and our crumbling Earth – Earthpages.ca
and broke into everyone’s homes across the nation, stealing 54 dollars from each and every home, and then were caught giving the money to their family members and buddies, how do you think they should be treated? Should they get prison sentences? 54 dollars per dwelling may not seem like too much, but when you… Read More If a gang of thieves organized a mass robbery…
During a state of emergency, it is important for the Saeima, Cabinet of Ministers, Crisis Management Council and other officials to make decisions quickly and ensure completion. However, in such a situation there is a risk of dishonest officials abusing their powers for personal gain, risking the quality of democracy. Source: COVID-19 pandemic and corruption… Read More COVID-19 pandemic and corruption risks. How can government and society defend against them?
In Hinduism, Kalki is the tenth and final avatar of Vishnu whom believers say is yet to come. Since many Vaishnavite Hindus believe in endless cycles of existence, Kalki would more precisely be the final avatar in our current cosmic cycle. When I last edited this entry from Think Free (2011/02/23) Wikipedia had this description:… Read More Kalki – The Tenth and Final Avatar of Vishnu
Tanzania is East Africa’s biggest hub for drugs trafficking, a US government agency has said, putting Dar es Salaam on the radar of international anti-narcotics spies. Source: Drug lords on global spies radar set up East Africa’s hub in Dar es Salaam, US agency says – The Citizen Opinion: Another kind of ‘pandemic’ but this… Read More Drug lords on global spies radar set up East Africa’s hub in Dar es Salaam, US agency says – The Citizen | + Opinion
PARIS: Say no to a handshake, refuse every peck on the cheek and definitely avoid hugging. Instead, try a direct gaze, or maybe a hand gesture. Source: Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi Opinion: I’m usually not one to follow the crowd. I like to think for myself… Read More Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi | + Opinion
Australia’s domestic intelligence agency would have the power to forcibly question foreign spies for up to 24 hours, under a plan by the Morrison government to overhaul national security laws. Source: ASIO’s counter-terrorism powers to be widened to catch foreign spies Opinion: While writing an introduction to a recent article about terrorism, I was somewhat… Read More ASIO’s counter-terrorism powers to be widened to catch foreign spies | + Opinion
Valentina Zharkova at the University of Northumbria Source: Major science journal retracts study blaming climate change on the sun | New Scientist Opinion: Another ‘heretic’ going against the Church of Climate Crisis? Punish the sinner! I wonder how many conventional Global Warming publications containing minor errors were never retracted? If you read more in that… Read More Major science journal retracts study blaming climate change on the sun | New Scientist | + Opinion
In her recently published book The internet is broken. But we can fix it, Marleen Stikker, internet pioneer, philosopher, and co-founder… Source: 25 Years of Internet: It’s Broken, but We Can Fix It Opinion: Another David Bowie pic? Well, I like him and sometimes I wonder if his spirit periodically hovers around those of us… Read More 25 Years of Internet: It’s Broken, but We Can Fix It | + Opinion