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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.

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

United Nations Losing Ambassador Nikki Haley

United Nations Losing Ambassador Nikki Haley »

20 Oct, 2018
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Ambassador Halley has been a backer of Trump's foreign policies , but says she "believes in term limits." Apparently, Haley is interested in making more money in the private sector which "is not a step down but a step up." Few women have held a UN Ambassadorship, and so well.

STATESIDE STORIES: Kavenaugh on Supreme Court

STATESIDE STORIES: Kavenaugh on Supreme Court »

11 Oct, 2018
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The whole confirmation process and sexual misconduct allegations have been the top story in the Media for the past month, since a position on the Supreme Court is Key to the  System of Justice in the United States

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A CENTURY MAKES!

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A CENTURY MAKES! »

9 Oct, 2018
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It's only been a hundred years ago but it looks like another planet! think how it'll work a hundred years from now!

STATESIDE STORIES: SUMMER SIGHTINGS!

STATESIDE STORIES: SUMMER SIGHTINGS! »

15 Aug, 2018
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The heat rippled up from the vast fields of grain, high on the Eastern Oregon plateaus, nary a tree or bush in sight. It's the Wheat Farmer's Territory, tilled by huge combines and tractors, irrigated by specially arched pipe sprinklers which awed these city slickers for the work they entailed and the sheer enormity of their undertaking: being the breadbasket to the world!