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Thousand Cranes ... (in memoriam Dmitri Hvorostovky)

Posted November 28th, 2017 at 12:08 PM by deaf tuner
Updated December 8th, 2017 at 10:44 AM by deaf tuner

An old Japanese tradition, called Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴 - Senbazuru) say that the one folding thousant origami will see his wish coming true.

Rasul Gamzatov, on his visit to Japan learned about the young girl from Hiroshima, a girl contracting leukemia after the atomic bombing. The girl that folded, as the old tradition wants, the thousand origami. Ofcourse, it wasn't enough for saving her young life ....

Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki, the thousand...
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Police Criticized for Shooting Dementia Patient

Posted December 14th, 2016 at 08:35 PM by redskevin

Police in the American town of Bakersfield in California, have been criticized for shooting a 73-year-old dementia sufferer after reports he might have a gun, only to find he was carrying a crucifix.

A 2015 study rated Bakersfield Police Department as the deadliest in the US. The Bakersfield Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the city of Bakersfield, which according to the BBC, is 110 miles (177km) north of Los Angeles, and has logged 13.6 killings for every...
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A review of "Who rules the World?"

Posted October 4th, 2016 at 12:29 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 10th, 2016 at 03:57 PM by Piccolo

Here, I will post a review of Noam Chomsky's "Who rules the World"?

Per usual, Noam Chomsky covers American and world foreign policy, history, and re-iterates some of his usual points.

William Polk (son of noted diplomat Frank Polk, and distant descendant of President James K. Polk) is a noted foreign policy consultant who is referenced by Chomsky in this work.

Thus, topics covered are Neo-Liberalism, the reponsibility of intellectuals, wage slavery,...
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Notes on global geography

Posted September 6th, 2016 at 09:49 PM by Piccolo
Updated November 21st, 2016 at 04:29 PM by Piccolo


Mount Athos- mountain and peninsula in Greece.

Youghal, Ireland- A city on the coast of southern Ireland.

Seine River- A river in Il-de-France (Paris region) that goes through Paris. 37 bridges within Paris cross this river. Such as the
Pont Alexandre III (a bridge linking the Eiffel tower and some other attractions) and the Pont Neuf.

Ruhr- A river in Germany
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Book Review: Power Play: The Rise of Modern Sinn Féin, by Deaglán de Bréadún (2015)

Posted August 1st, 2016 at 08:57 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Book Review: Power Play: The Rise of Modern Sinn Féin, by Deaglán de Bréadún (2015)

‘We Need to Talk About Sinn Féin…’ is the title of the first chapter, taken from the 2011 Tilda Swinton film about what is for some an equally troubling subject. By the end of the book, while we have indeed heard a lot of talk about Sinn Féin, it is questionable as to whether we know a good deal more about it.

Deaglán de Bréadún excels at a surface look at his subject, its history,...
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