The Portuguese government has just announced an income tax increase of 3.4 per cent across the board, applicable to the private sector, public sector and pensioners. This is the reply to the massive demonstrations of the last few weeks when one tenth of the population turned out to say No! As usual, the Government is not listening.
As if the murder of 20,000 civilians and security forces was not enough, the terrorist scourge inflicting itself upon Syrian society, raping women, torturing, beheading, looting, torching, murdering journalists, is also wantonly destroying the country's singular and unique cultural heritage.
Americans live in a matrix of lies. They seldom encounter a truthful statement. There is no evidence that Americans can any longer tell the difference between the truth and a lie. Americans fell for all of these lies and more: Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction and al Qaeda connections
Thanks largely to the power and pervasiveness of the Internet, "for-profit" colleges (hereinafter for-profits) have become a growing phenomenon in America. They have also been the subject of much political debate and the focus of a Frontline special entitled College Inc
What has happened in Portugal over the last year can be described in two words: Social Terrorism, the antithesis of Social Democracy. The translation of this is the march of one million people across Portugal two weeks ago (one tenth of the population) and yesterday's rally by the Trade Unions which filled Lisbon's Praça do Comércio.
After the billions are spent and the mountains of election data sorted through, the reason for Obama's victory will be incredibly simple: Romney is not emotionally capable of empathizing, nor would he want to, with Americans of comparatively meager means. He is incapable of "feeling the pain" of the American people
President Obama's speech in front of the UN on Tuesday was a study in total detachment from reality. The man is totally unaware that the rest of the world (not his mythical "international community" in reality only comprised of the FUKUS axis and its sycophants) sees right through the platitudes, the hypocrisy and total deception coming out of his...
Egypt is now facing existential threats to its Nile waters, with Israel having already moved towards a pact with South Sudan. It so happens that Egypt is placed at a strategic geographical location with its Suez canal placed next to the world's largest oil reserves to say the least, this location places Egypt in a delicate position
For all of those who have any questions at all as to what is really happening in Syria, then let the murder of journalist and civilian Maya Nasser serve as an eye-opener, let what happened to him show up the terrorist filth which the west has unleashed on the good people of Syria and let his martyrdom serve as a shining light to illuminate the...
Several years ago, a young lady came into the college where I was teaching to inquire about a full-time instructor's position in the sociology department. She was advised that only adjunct positions were available. Her response was, "No thanks. Once an adjunct, always an adjunct." Her words still echo in my mind
UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon stated in his address to the LXVII meeting of the UN General Assembly that this is a time of turmoil. He refrained from saying whose fault that is. What he did say is that the world is in a race against time to save itself, and ominously, time is running out. A mixture of empty words, piss and wind, and wisdom.
US Congressman C.W. Bill Young has said he has had enough of the war in Afghanistan. The death of one of his soldier constituents by an improvised explosive device (IED) was the last straw for Young. More's the pity the soldier, in a letter to Young, had predicted his own demise at the hands of a commander's ludicrous orders and an IED
The geopolitics of South Central Asian Region (SCAR) and Af-Pak Region (APR) is in a state of massive flux. The US/NATO/ISAF Combine is primed to egress as it struggles, woefully, to retain balance in a fast deteriorating strategic and geopolitical environment. Russia makes its moves to get into the most advantageous position in the region