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GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “HOW TO GET RICH:  TRY SPAIN’S NATIONAL LOTTERY,” 15 November 1963

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “HOW TO GET RICH: TRY SPAIN’S NATIONAL LOTTERY,” 15 November 1963 »

17 Dec, 2018
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The irrepressible tendency of citizens to risk a bit of their hard earned cash in the hope of gaining a sizeable piece of real estate in the Milky Way has been turned to good advantage. In the form of National Lotteries it provides the only form of taxation where the tax payers queue up to contribute their share of the National Expenditure and get quite a thrill out of doing so.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS HERE,” 19 December 1986

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS HERE,” 19 December 1986 »

9 Dec, 2018
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Thirty-two years ago, this lovely article was published in Guidepost. Age hasn't dimmed its vividness. And Spain at Christmas, as the writer described it, still is very much the same despite Santa Claus, the Christmas trees and the Christmas lights which, on the other hand, are welcome imports. FELIZ NAVIDAD everyone!

STATESIDE STORIES: The Legend of Mistletoe, Christmas Kisses!

STATESIDE STORIES: The Legend of Mistletoe, Christmas Kisses! »

8 Dec, 2018
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Tradition dictates that a man is allowed to kiss any woman standing underneath the mistletoe, with bad luck for her all year round if she refused. But there's a very unromantic side to the little bugger: it is parasitic! It feeds on the host plant and stunts it growth.

THE GRAN VIA AND THE MADRID CENTRAL, ¡QUE GUAY!

THE GRAN VIA AND THE MADRID CENTRAL, ¡QUE GUAY! »

1 Dec, 2018
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The remake of the hundred year old Gran Via is part of the city’s broader plan, the Madrid Central, the Central Area of Low Emissions which, ultimately, will phase out pollutant traffic from the central district of the city where 72% of movements  are owing to internal combustion cars. Imagine a place without them. Paradise recouped

A Second Opinion: The New US Embassy in Jerusalem

A Second Opinion: The New US Embassy in Jerusalem »

22 Nov, 2018
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The US Embassy in Jerusalem distances it from other allies who have kept their embassies in Tel Aviv, a more modern and secured city. But Jerusalem has historically been the center of the three great religions that share their roots in the Holy Land: Muslim, Christianity, and Judaism. From the Old Testament to the New, and even in the Koran, Jerusalem still is a bright spot in the dark tragedies of the day

STATESIDE STORIES: FAR-RIGHT STRIKES

STATESIDE STORIES: FAR-RIGHT STRIKES »

4 Nov, 2018
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October ended with domestic terrorism on the table in the States, with the court appearance of Cesar Sayoc Jr. who sent bomb packages to high-profile targets. In a separate incident, Federal prosecutors filed hate crime charges against Pennsylvania man Robert Bowers who stormed the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people.

GUIDEPOST REPRINT FEATURING ICELAND: “THE GREEN LAND OF ICELAND,” 12 October 1973

GUIDEPOST REPRINT FEATURING ICELAND: “THE GREEN LAND OF ICELAND,” 12 October 1973 »

4 Nov, 2018
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Iceland is a land of misconceptions. There are neither polar bears nor Eskimos on the island, and Detriot gets more snow than Reykjavik. New Yorkers shiver through lower January temperatures than residents here in the world’s northernmost capital. And the landscape’s predominant colour is not white but green

GUIDEPOST REPRINT, FEATURING ICELAND: “WHOEVER HEARD OF AKUREYRI?,” 12 October 1973

GUIDEPOST REPRINT, FEATURING ICELAND: “WHOEVER HEARD OF AKUREYRI?,” 12 October 1973 »

4 Nov, 2018
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AKUREYRI, Iceland’s second largest town, lies just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. at the end of a deep fjord, with the surrounding hills and sheep pastures seemingly coated in green velvet. It’s a place for lovers of clear water, blue skies and the great outdoors

Critical Thinking: Khashoggi Slain

Critical Thinking: Khashoggi Slain »

27 Oct, 2018
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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called the killing of the journalist--who had been critical of the current Saudi regime--a "rogue operation" and an "aberation". President Trump has been reluctant to call for the condemnation of the Saudi royal regime, although some Senators are clamoring for high-level investigations of the incident. Trump has stated that there are many ways the U.S. can respond to the journalist's killing that will not jeopardize relations between the two allies.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: LET’S ALL STAND UP AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: LET’S ALL STAND UP AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES »

26 Oct, 2018
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From Alex Neve Amnesty International Canada

 

We teach our children to stand up for others. To defend