129 results for 'politics'
The palatial castle is defined by its splendor…And the man by his nature. Each castle and each man has its own story to tell. Pride and prejudices construct a lofty of visuals of each entity but once the edifice of their structure crumbles down with their own weight then we get to know the sobbing episodes of the man as well that of castle.
Gold is tested by fire and man by adverse conditions. The sordid affairs of many individuals perhaps never get the attention. They are the one who gets the environment where they are structured with the restricted vision of the world…They were doctored... (more)
...have a Plan B where you can fend for yourself and family for at least 6 months. By those non-hybrid seeds this spring, assuming the climate will let you grow them. The wild card, solar flares! We have had several near misses. If we are hit head on, goodbye internet, power and …. POLITICS – Can you say chaos? The left and right are sharply divided and nothing seems capable of bridging the gap. Not just in the U.S., you will see this division globally. People versus greed, those are the choices. I think we will see the brother against brother scenario and much... (more)
...and reassurance that I had to send home to family and friends. For, you see, I was in Egypt in the middle of an uprising.
Actually I left Cairo – a horribly congested place – a few days before the trouble started in Tahrir Square, flying south to Aswan. I wasn’t in Egypt for politics; I was there for history, or history of an ancient kind. Still, I could not avoid politics altogether, keeping an eye on reports from the BBC and CNN, talking to local people, forming my own impression of modern history in the making.
There is so much enthusiasm, hopes for a better... (more)
Freedom of speech is one of our most protected rights as American citizens. However, it pains me to see how mere accusations can ruin another persons reputation, either professionally or personally, destroying a lifetime of work and effort in the blink of an eye. If the recent charges against Herman Cain are proven true, then he should suffer the consequences. If not, it will go down as one of the worst character assassinations in recent memory. Unfortunately, much damage has already been done regardless of the outcome, and many good people will be paying the price.
In our ultra-techno... (more)
The presidential term of President Pratibha Patil is due to expire in July 2012 and speculation seems to have already commenced in the power circles of New Delhi about her successor. The July 2012 Presidential Elections are crucial for the Congress Party as whoever is elected as President would be overseeing the 2014 General Elections which promise to be hotly contested and with the Congress Party at a disadvantage with Indian public opinion in the manner its Government handled the social activists movements of Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev on issues of corruption. The next President is likely... (more)
Indian political leaders appear deficit in their grasp of national security and internal security issues and every now and then suffer from "foot in the mouth disease" when they indulge in politicizing security issues. Amongst Indian Chief Ministers, the Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister distinguishes himself more than any other Chief Minister.
Curiously he indulges in politicizing internal security issues in the Pakistan proxy war affected Kashmir Valley region every time he is cornered by his political opponents. A few days back he publicly declared that the Armed Forces Special... (more)
As the far right gasps it's death rattle in what has been the nation's nightmare these past long 10 years and counting, a desperate attempt to extinguish the existence of the poor in this country seems to be at the forefront of every agenda being shoved desperately and maniacally forward by the neo-cons and those who have been led down the aisle of death and destruction with them.
There are still those in America who believe that because one is poor, and receives any sort of public assistance from a government program, they have less rights than other Americans, and must subject themselves... (more)
Frank's having one of those mornings when his mind is just in some other time and space. He's calling our Yorkie puppy by the name of a Labrador we owned twenty years ago. She doesn't mind though. I have a feeling she'd answer to pretty much anything.
I was up early and have already seen the news, so Frank's having coffee with Robin Mead while I read the book I've been desperate to finish.
"Hey look!" he says. "It's George Bush on the news. And he's eatin' a corndog."
I don't have to look up. "That's not George Bush. That's Governor Perry."
"God, what'd he do to... (more)
There was a time when people could actually have a civil political discussion with those who held different views. For example, at one time conservatives such as William F. Buckley would intelligently debate those who held liberal beliefs. He did not stoop to applying cowardly erroneous labels to them or to trying to discredit their entire existence; he stated his beliefs and he listened to theirs.
Believe it or not, liberals and conservatives are really not all that far apart. They do, as a rule want what is best for their country. They may go about it in different ways and have different... (more)
The British National Party (BNP), for those who don’t know it, stands on the fringes of British political life. Many of its members and much of its hierarchy, including Nick Griffin, the party chairman, have a Nazi and racist past, something that they rather wish that voters would forget, at least the Nazi part. Under Griffin the party has been attempting to go ‘mainstream’, persuading enough people to vote for them in the 2009 Euro election to get Griffin and Andrew Brons elected as members of the European Parliament. The movement is said to be right-wing, though a good part of its programme... (more)