Identity: Who Am I and Why?
How we identify ourselves is a mystery. Do we identify ourselves through religion, through status, through our families, through society, through peers, through culture or through ourselves? Are they all inter-connected? What makes you, you? Why do I believe in what I believe in?We Need That Iraqi Oil Flowing – It’s Happening Albeit Not Fast Enough
The Iraq oil flow is not what it should be, and yet, who is to blame for all that? Well, it’s safe to say that the new provincial government cannot get’s affairs in order, and there is a bit of sectarian struggle from within. Then there is the Kurds to the North, and even if they for the most part keep to themselves, there are factions within who are constantly at odds within Turkey, and that certainly isn’t helping their cause or ours – our need for oil flow that is.New World Order Conspiracy Theory
The new world order is a conspiracy theory that tends to explain the emergence of a one world government sometime in the future. These conspiracies have culminated to other connections especially the end of the world theory. The common subject on the new world order is however related to a power elite group of people functioning in secrecy to eventually take over the world where the sovereign nations or states will be no more.BRIC Countries Discover Foreign Aid
Foreign aid from the four original BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) more than doubled from 2005 to 2008. During that period, China’s foreign assistance grew by more than 30 percent annually, and India, the largest foreign aid recipient in history, is actively looking to establish a national aid program.Germany Still Wants to Conquer Europe
Germany has suckered the European nations for its own interest, and his time there is no Great Britain or United States to stop her while France, as before, ‘collaborates’. As the weak chips fall down – Ireland, Greece, Portugal – the great socio-democratic machine becomes more and more powerful.Spicing It Up In Spanish Harlem: The Puerto Rican Way – Part 2 Of A 4 Part Series
Puerto Ricans are established as a large part of American society in today’s world, but like many ethnic groups in America, they struggled and worked hard to find their place in the United States. While today, Puerto Ricans make a proud, strong cross section of Americana, their story is quite unique and interesting. In part 1 of this 4 part series we studied the history of their early migration and the lineage of Spanglish, a merging of the English and Spanish language unique to Puerto Rican Americans. In this, part 2 of the series, we examine the growth of Puerto Ricans in American society throughout U.S. History.Spicing It Up In Spanish Harlem: The Puerto Rican Way – Part 4 Of A 4 Part Series
Puerto Ricans have helped build this great country over the past few hundred years. They are as much a part of American history as any ethnic group, minority or majority. In this, the last of a 4 part series on the history of Puerto Ricans in America and New York City, we examine the rich, distinguished, revered traditional culture of the Puerto Rican people as it has adapted over the years.Spicing It Up In Spanish Harlem: The Puerto Rican Way – Part 3 Of A 4 Part Series
In this 4 part series, we examine the history of an important part of the American population, the Puerto Rican community. In part 1, we examined the early history of the migration of Puerto Ricans to America. In Part 2, we examined the struggles of the Puerto Rican community as they assimilated themselves into the American way of life. In this, part 3, we examine the culture of Puerto Ricans as they adapted to the American way of life.It Is Official, Now Syria Is In a Civil War
What started out as just another nation dealing with an Arab Spring has been escalating for months now well into the Arab Fall, and soon the Arab Winter. So far, it has been reported that 3500 Syrian citizens have been killed by their government, but that hasn’t stopped the protesters, as the riots rage on despite the attempts from the international community, and the Arab League to ask Syria to put down their weapons against their own people. Okay so, let’s talk about this shall we?In God We Trust?
The US supreme court recently declared same-sex marriage legal. The country’s relationship with the nation of Israel is frosty. The Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state capitol has been declared illegal by a court and is to be removed. There are also attempts to start a racist conflict in the country. About nine black parishioners were killed in Charleston church shooting and many other black churches have been burnt after that incident. My God! Maybe the House saw this fast descent into infamy coming in 2011 when they passed a resolution reaffirming ‘In God We Trust’ as the country’s national motto. The measure which was sponsored by Republican Representative Randy Forbes from Virginia was approved with 396 for, 9 against and two abstentions. According to him, the measure was necessary to check “a disturbing trend of inaccuracies and omissions, misunderstandings of church and state, rogue court challenges, and efforts to remove God from the public domain by unelected bureaucrats’.