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farzana-versey's picture
Oct.04.2013
Can a novelist predict events or does he assume by relying on common sense? Tom Clancy's obituary pieces, while paying a tribute to his hugely popular espionage genre, have invariably mentioned his 'predictions'. He had believed so himself when he stated, “I hang my hat on getting as many things...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.17.2013
I admit, my first thought was not one of sympathy, but “Hope it is not a Muslim” on hearing about the bomb blasts.   Is she dead? Injured? Her limbs blown off? I will never know. I knew her only as a pseudonym. She often spoke about training for the marathon. She was, from all accounts,...
steven-belanger's picture
Mar.01.2013
photo: from the film's Wikipedia page   I'm posting this entry quite a bit after I'd seen the film because I wanted to post the entry for Silver Linings Playbook before Sunday's Academy Awards--as at least Jennifer Lawrence should win something from that very good film--and because I wanted...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Nov.07.2012
Amid all the angst over Iraq and the War on Terror, I never hear anybody talk about what our enemies are thinking, yet any military commander knows that to know the enemy - his intentions, fears and internal dissensions - is vital intelligence. With that in mind, let's just say that in 1861 some...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.09.2012
Osama bin Laden was a huge industry when alive. He continues to be one in death, shrouded in mystery. No surprise, then, that ‘No Easy Day’ by a former Navy SEAL has topped the charts. Matt Bissonnette used the pen name "Mark Owen". Had I read the book, and the contradictory version the...
farzana-versey's picture
Feb.20.2012
Now exchanging mails, sending text messages, and disbursing information on social networking sites will assure you posterity. At least for one year. Unlike most people who talk of censorship and freedom, I am quite excited about the UK government move for a new “spy plan” simply because it...
klaudio-zic's picture
May.06.2011
MAY QUEEN This year’s Beltane makes for an amusing array of apparent coincidences, starting with the lethal crowning of the Queen of May with Venus in Cetus. First published by Klaudio Zic Publications, 2011 http://stores.lulu.com/astrology Copyright © 2011 by Klaudio Zic. All Rights Reserved. No...
harish-maiya's picture
Feb.19.2010
Check out this recently published non-fiction book titled "Developed Minds, Developing Minds and the Stupid Terrorists". This book talks about the many socio-economic and political issues rattling a number of countries around the globe. Very interesting read.  Amazon link to the book:...
robert-grudin's picture
Jan.30.2008
The following passage is excerpted from Richard Behan's article, Nancy Pelosi, You Must Impeach! in Information Clearing House THE WARS ARE NOT ABOUT TERRORISM The Bush Administration's Curious Behavior Hours after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President Bush told the world...