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The Man with the Uzi

obama-romneyThere was this young Israeli who was captured by cannibals. They put him in the cooking pot and were about to light the fire, when he expressed one last wish: “Please box my ears!”

When the cannibal chief obliged, the Israeli jumped up, leveled his Uzi and mowed down his captors.

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You Are God

You Are GodWho? ... Me?

T he statement "You are God" seems an absurd and presumptuous blasphemy, so it needs to be clarified. According to the Vedic tradition and panentheism, it's not just you who are God; all of us are God. And it's not just all of us who are God; everything is God. God is the universe in synergy, the whole that is more than the sum of its parts.

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America’s Drone Terrorism

US DroneIn the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the U.S. safer by enabling “targeted killing” of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts.

This narrative is false.

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Syria: State brutality human agony

demonstratorsFrom peaceful demonstrations in March 2011 inspired by the atmosphere of hope that swept through northern Africa, to bitter, brutal conflict, war, the human disease is rampaging through Syria. Destroying the lives of innocent men women and children upon their homeland, reducing men to murderers and enemies, a country to rubble. Decades of resentment and separation fuel the internal conflict, which muddied by foreign involvement and intensified by recent incidents with Turkey, threatens to escalate into a proxy war, further destabilizing the region.

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Beyond Language: Reflections on the Arakan Tragedy

Myanmar's 800,000 stateless Rohingya are described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted minorities [AFP]Yesterday I listened to the Turkish First Lady, the wife of the Prime Minister, Emine Erdogan, speak about her recent harrowing visit to the Rohingya people in the the federal state of Arakan ( formerly now known as Rakhine) who are located in northwestern Burma (aka Myanmar).

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