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The Laramie Project

Matthew Shepard, a homosexual college boy from the University of Wyoming, with passion for social sciences, was brutally tortured at a very isolated place by two anti-gay bigots. One of those bigots later revealed in court that apparently the main reason why they severely beat him and tied him up to a fence at that place was because Matt was reaching for his dick. Continue reading

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A decomposing country

North Korea is in severe humanitarian crisis after floods allegedly destroyed a lot of its crops forcing millions of people to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. I say allegedly because I wouldn’t necessarily blame it on nature but on the tyrant regime of the Kim dynasty that has been ruling this country since 1953. Continue reading

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Nebraska Legislature – the only unicameral state legislature

As a country, from political aspect, the United States of America is a federation. It has a federal government in Washington, D.C. and state governments in every single state that is part of its territory. Unlike in a unitary system, where the central government has an entire or almost entire control over local governments in terms of internal affairs, in the United States the 50 different states have certain autonomy and sovereignty in decision-making given to them by the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution where it is said that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”1 Therefore, every state government has more flexibility in decision-making than do local governments in countries with unitary system such as Great Britain, France and others. Continue reading

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The story about Anthony Weiner and what accidentally ousted him

U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (D, NY – 9th District) announced on Thursday his resignation from his political office. For almost a month – when his troubles started – we witnessed vague initial reactions from him regarding the authenticity of the photo that had been posted on his Twitter account mixed with lies, more lewd photos of him reported by the media, his subsequent confession that it was him on that first photo and that he sent it including that he was having online affairs with six young women, refusal to resign, more lewd photos reported by the media again, political pressure from his colleagues urging him to resign or to be completely isolated from the political process in Washington, D.C., opinion from President Barack Obama that if he was in this situation he would resign, and at the end his resignation which was inevitable judging by the circumstances. Continue reading

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The Next 100 Years

American political scientist George Friedman made a forecast in this book that is contrary to what most of us would make judging by what is happening nowadays only. The 21st century, according to him, will be abundant in technological improvements of any kind, demographic crises, and also wars similar to what we have seen in The Fifth Element, Star Wars, and other books and movies picturing the future. Continue reading

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Do all World Bank Presidents have money background

When I read about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s possible run for the World Bank Presidency one question immediately occurred in my mind – do all World Bank Presidents have money background? Hillary Clinton was member of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart, a position that we rarely think of when we initially think of her, and one that is debatable as to whether it could be under the category of money background. We tend to think that leaders of organizations that deal with money – such as the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, for example – have business or bank experience, understand the economy, and that their background speaks for their expertise on how money should be spent. This article aims at answering the aforementioned question – do all World Bank Presidents have money background – and not the competency of the current President and previous Presidents. Continue reading

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North Korea happiness “index:” China is the world’s happiest country

On Friday I came across a Chosun Ilbo article that reports that according to a global happiness index compiled by North Korean “researchers,” China is the happiest country in the world followed by North Korea, as reported on MSNBC. What is that supposed to mean? Continue reading

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