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Did  YOU move your clock forward an hour on the weekend?   Antique clock face isolated on black background illustration. By Dreamzdesigner.  
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Pastor Terry Jones will burn 3000 copies of the Quran. A group of American Muslims will donate blood in response. While this pacifist reaction is good, why do Muslims, who are professionals, who contribute to the economic and social life of the U.S., have to get defensive and try to "overturn the...
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Of an early Saturday morning I was roused from my bed by the klaxon sound of the fire alarm. Intense and insistent. It meant business. We are told not to take fire alarms for granted. I acted accordingly. Out of bed. Into clothes. Grab my memory stick. Out into the hallway. There was no smell of...
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  It was 1972, only the second time I'd voted in a presidential election. I was working full time and had two small children. My sister agreed to watch the little ones while I went to our nearby fire station voting location, and I, in turn, would watch my niece and nephew while she and her...
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Two of the largest democracies – America and India – top the list of countries wanting to snoop on their citizens. How is that for wonderful liberalism? Can these countries talk of censorship with a straight face? In a bid to curb terrorism and other anti-social activities, US, India, France,...
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Welcome to April 2011's "Upheavals" issue. +++++EDITOR'S NOTE Gentle greetings to all our fellow sojourners... In a season of tough shifts, we're making some changes at the site to provide a new perspective on evergreen subjects, and elsewhere on the Internet we're following history as it...
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Glo· bal· niche, n.psychic solution to your global identity crisis[see expanded definition of a 'global niche'] Don't coin too many terms, a search-engine optimizer recently advised me. "No one’ll know what you're talking about, and those who might won't be able to find you on the Internet!...
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Expat Harem has a new global niche. The Expat Harem — a concept I coined in 2004 with Jennifer Eaton Gokmen and brought to life in 2005 and 2006 in the foreign women in Turkey anthology Tales from the Expat Harem – has always been about a modern and virtual community of cultural peers. Now the (...
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In light of this very special Inauguration Day, please go to this site and tell me what America means to you? www.fyicomminc.com/america/america.htm Thanks, Diva JC www.divajc.com  
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DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - On Friday four American citizens  attempted to make a “citizens arrest” of Karl Rove, former top aide to President George W. Bush . They were arrested themselves, instead. Rove, one of the recognized members of the Neo-Con ‘brain-trust’, has thumbed his nose at a...