Where do Easter eggs come from? Why do the children eat chocolate rabbits? And what about that game looking for hare's eggs in the garden? We take a look at the symbolism behind Easter and its traditions and we find some common values and eternal cycles of respect for reproduction and human life.
A second mystery around the disappearance of Flight MH370 has largely gone unnoticed: why hasn't the US been in the forefront of providing information about it? The American military has some of most sophisticated radars on earth, and there is an installation of the highest capability at the secret base on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean
As with politics and social reality and actually just about everything else perception - about America's military spending, capabilities and relative strength - is often more important than knowing the underlying facts involved. The facts are indeed sobering: America has spent about 40% of the total, annual global expenditures on defense
Survival is the key word to understand the Saudi dynasty's latest external and internal policies. These are designed to pre-empt change but paradoxically they are creating more enemies in a changing world order. The 70-year-old strategic oil for security US-Saudi alliance seemed about to crack on its 69th anniversary
As Easter approaches, a time of respect for life, for eternal cycles which respect common human values, which place human life as the most precious common asset since the early days of humankind, I address this open letter to President Barack Obama, expressing the words and hopes of billions of people around the world.
"If NATO troops entered the Crimea, they would put up attack systems there, and then Russia would be squeezed out of the Black Sea region," he explained. "This is really squeezing Russia out of this very important region of the world, for which so many Russian people have died over many centuries," the president said in his televised call-in show
Given that US President Obama has blessed the new Kiev government with legitimacy, America now seeks to stabilize the country with infusions of cash, arms and advisors. Former special operations soldiers-now defense contractors-are on the ground in Ukraine, and so are active duty special operators/advisors perhaps out of US Special Operations...
Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare
Many readers of internationally famous publications believe that the world political favorite is Vladimir Putin, while Obama and Merkel received only 2% and 4% of approval. And that comes after Vladimir Putin was recognized as the most influential politician of the world according to Forbes and a Person of the Year according to Time
Certain religious traditions, including Christianity, emphasise the importance of forgiveness. Forgiveness is misconceived and, therefore, a bad idea. There are important psychological reasons for this. What is the appropriate psychological response to inappropriate behaviour if we want change in the direction of improved functionality in future?
The United Nations Organization has called on all parties to avoid escalation of tensions through propaganda, fear-mongering and incitement to hatred, expressing alarm at the highly volatile scenario in Eastern Ukraine and urges the self-appointed "Government" to respect diversity, inclusivity and equal participation for all, including minorities.
Why should we even bother getting informed about situation in other countries? Unemployment and underemployment, muzzle of political correctness, brainwash and indoctrination, fiscal harassment...Does that ring a bell?
Residents of the Luhansk region are ready to stand up as a human shield on the way of military columns. Yesterday, the locals managed to block the movement of a column of armored vehicles. People's dissatisfaction in the incumbent Kiev authorities in the region has been growing against the backdrop of worsening living standards