The Whimsical Japanese School Buses!
School authorities in Japan have learned a thing or two about kids. For one, they learned that kids are much happier to go to school when its in one of these school buses!
The forces fighting under the banner of the terrorist army of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have swept across central Iraq and are only now facing any real opposition. This lack of resistance has emboldened ISIS as well as having provided them with advanced weapons systems which were abandoned by the Iraqi Army as they retreated, refusing to even engage the oncoming terrorist army. Only now has the Iraqi Army properly prepared to face the onrushing hordes by holding their ground around Baghdad. Much of the Western World has focused upon Baghdad with low expectations and have set attacking Jordan as their line in the sand. Former Israeli National Security Council director Yaakov Amidror commented on the situation Sunday expressing that, “It’s not just in Jordan’s interest, but in Israel’s as well, to work together to solve this problem.” The comments came amidst reports of Jordan deploying…
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No Trespassing! Private Property!
Whenever I see those four words in a sign board, I often wonder how land ownership came about. History books taught me about indigenous people, colonization, slavery, wars and independence. One way or another, these terms were involved in the shaping of our present day boundaries.
There are even countries who not only claim land but the seas as well. If we follow their logic based on historical records they produced, a large part of the planet is theirs. Otherwise, like any country within the United Nations’ organization, every member nation should adhere to international law and settle for arbitration if need be.
Currently there are conflicts in many parts of the world where the question of land ownership is indirectly associated. There are several reasons that are hyped in the media but I think it all boils down to securing control of a particular spot…
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The abilities of the jihadist terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which has notched significant achievements in western Iraq, should not be minimized, but it should also not be given undue credit.
Jordan is still far from falling into the hands of the extremist Sunni group, comprising 10,000 members, which recent reports have warned could happen. Not only does Jordan not need help from Israel and the United States, as reported by the Daily Beast news website, but in light of the balance of forces against ISIS, which primarily consists of several gangs, Jordan can also depend on its small but disciplined and trained army.
ISIS, which was founded in 2003 following the American invasion of Iraq, has grandiose aspirations. To establish the Islamic caliphate they dream of, however, they need the masses to join them in…
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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~
According to Fox News:
The not so rosy, real truth about US economy in 2014.
“President Obama and many of the nation’s top economists entered 2014 predicting a breakout year for economic recovery. However, troubles in the housing sector indicate that there will be more economic difficulties confronting Americans and that several more years of mediocre growth lie ahead.
Residential construction only directly accounts for 3 percent of America’s GDP, however, the vitality of the new and existing home markets importantly influences the economy in other, indirect ways.
Home prices significantly impact consumer confidence and household balance sheets, and in turn, these determine American’s inclinations to spend at the mall, visit new car showrooms and power broader growth.” -more