9/11 PLUS JAPAN QUAKE DATES EQUALS 12-21-2012
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Good day from this enthused social analyst and self-development guru!
Just about a week ago, my wiz-kid nephew Dean Patick Delago, an accounting student who’s among the topguns of his batch, alerted me to the dates of 9/11 (9-11-2001) and the Japan quake cum tsunami (3-10-2011), with the intriguing conclusion that when added yields the following…Continue
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I'll be visiting my nation's longest war next week in Afghanistan, thanks to a wonderful organization called Voices for Creative Nonviolence which seeks to build friendship and understanding between countries. I'll be meeting with ordinary and prominent Afghans and reporting on what they think of their country's future -- often a more complex view than will fit into a television sound byte.
In preparation, I've been trying to ascertain…Continue
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Aid Worker: HALT!!!
HALT is a popular self-care tool in the treatment of alcoholism. It is an acronym for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired, and was designed to remind people when they might be vulnerable to relapse. But really, HALT applies to anyone– no…Continue
Kurdistan: you are my abode, my abode
of thousands of years,
I have been nurtured by these valleys,
summits and hummocks,
My breath is full of the fragrant breeze of
My lips are satiated by your snow waters,
My gaze is used to the sight of your
Reflecting on evening snows,
My ears are habituated to the music of
Pouring down from high quarters above
snow to green…
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Libya: IPB condemns military strikes and urges political negotiations to protect the civilian population
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President Obama on Monday said he would "never hesitate" to use the U.S. military "unilaterally" to defend "interests" and "values," including "maintaining the flow of commerce." Fear of exactly that led the founders of this republic to give Congress the exclusive power to declare war. James Madison did not believe any single individual could be trusted with such power:
"The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast, ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable…Continue
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When the massive Tohoku quake struck on Mar. 11, Yayoko Shinohara, owner of a small grocery store on the main shopping street of the now devastated Namie town, grabbed the day’s earnings and escaped to safety with her husband.
When the couple returned two days later what they had feared most had come true - the street, including their shop, had been reduced to ruble and their home, just two miles away, also lay in ruins after it was hit by the huge tsunami that swept the area. …
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 29, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments
Back office administration is an under-represented field in international development sector projects, causing various dysfunctional organizational management issues for development projects. Most development projects are more sophisticated because they focus on changing people's lives, and people are more complicated than objects. The more people and the more places a project affects, the more technically, politically, and economically complicated the project becomes. Random planning or…Continue
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Fugitive Philippine Senator Panfilo Lacson, who has an arrest order served on him over a double murder case (killings of PR man Bobby Dacer and his driver Corbito), came out of over a year of hiding. On the strength of a decision of the Court of Appeals, which centered on questions of propriety of witness testimony, the arrest warrant served Lacson was nullified, hence permitting the fugitive to surface and resume with his duties in the…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 28, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments
***A Message from Dr. William Zartman: For Immediate Distribution***
To the Global Conflict Management Community:
As IPSI’s Chairman of the Board, I am proud to announce that Ambassador Álvaro de Soto, Betty Bigombe, and Jeffrey Mapendere will lend their…Continue
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Talk Peace, Live Peace, Create Peace
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more…Continue
An analogy occurred to me recently:
Imagine that your best friend is quitting smoking. This is something you’ve really wanted her to do for a long time, as you’ve seen the teeth darken and heard the hacking cough for too long now.
So after much soul searching and commitment on your best friend’s part, she takes the first step on their journey. She reduces the number of cigarettes she smokes per day by three! She has been smoking a pack a day.
It has required…
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Situated some 300km east of Kathmandu, Sindhuli is a remote district of Nepal where many villages are without access or means of transportation. It was one of the first districts attacked by the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) when they initiated their ‘People’s war’ in February 1996. During the 11 years of internal armed conflict, 14 people disappeared and 221 lost their lives in Sindhali. Ambika Pokhrel, local correspondent for Nepal, recently had the opportunity to visit the…Continue
Weather affects people everyday and the weather is also important to human.
The Somali media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) would like to articulate publicly today the current overview on Somalia’s drought impacts.
The climate in a certain place does’ not change very much from year to year even though the weather may change a great deal from season to season. So when people talk about climate, they are not talking about the weather…Continue
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mensagem do dia mundial do Teatro, por Jessica Atwooki Kaahwa,(dramaturga, actriz e directora do teatro académico, escreveu mais de 15 peças de teatro, televisão e rádio. Distingue-se pelo seu trabalho humanitário. Utiliza o teatro como meio de desenvolvimento humano e como força…Continue
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For the longest time, Israeli governments have explained their resistance to Palestinian statehood by pointing to the Palestinians' and the Arab world's democracy deficit.
The dishonesty of that explanation has now been exposed to even the most credulous by the reaction of Israel's government to the democratic revolutions sweeping the region. We are now told by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government that the overthrow of Tunisia's and Egypt's rulers and the challenges to…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 27, 2011 at 5:43am — No Comments
By: Mary Kadi Manoah*
The current events in the Ivory Coast have certainly captured some attention. As soon as we are faced with the words ‘colonialism’ the words we associate with it pop up again all in negatives well
most…….’oppression, manipulation, exploitation to…Continue