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VIVE EMMANUEL MACRON!

First-round Review of French Presidential Elections

France has completed voting in the first round, where an inordinate number of presidential candidates vied for the privilege of proceeding to the next round of voting. The two survivors are extreme right-winger Marine Le Pen and fulcrum-sitter Emmanuel Macron, who bested Le Pen by 2.5 points. They will meet in a decisive second-round shootout on May 7. Marine Le Pen heads the National Front Party, which was established by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen in 1957. What distinguishes the Le Pens and their party is the unbearable stench of racism, anti-Semitism and jingoism. When, decades ago, I began...

Latin-Americans Protest Danish Inhumanity

Just the facts alone is why Denmark MUST apologize for enslaving and trading Africans

The orphans in Colombia's cease-fire agreement

It's more than FARC and government

GANGNAM STYLE PACHYDERM OF THE NORTH

Who Aids North Korean Nuclear Effort?

There was a hit song built around an upper-class neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea. No one ever mentions the nuclear physicist elephant or elephants living in “Gangnam style” in Pyongyang, North Korea. No one doubts the abilities of the...

RWANDA SYNDROME GUIDES TOMAHAWKS HOME

U.S. Misery Toleration Meter Explodes over Syria

Those amazingly pinpoint-accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles fired at a Syrian airbase carried with them the disgust of the civilized world. The DNA of that revulsion has long roots; they extend over time and space. In these modern times, there was...

WORTHLESS SANDS OF TIME

Poetic Solution to Middle East Dilemma

O Israel! Thy fight is not with the static, impoverished Palestinian. Why struggle with that wretched, thin strip of desert from which thou departed inancient times? Left behind, buried there, is the sandy hue of thy discarded hide.. Thou spreadest...

CASTRO STORY: BLACK AND WHITE – YES AND NO

Post-Fidel Review

Cuba’s history began when Christopher Columbus, after partially sailing around its endless coastline, pronounced it to be the mainland of Cathay (China). He never set foot on mainland North America. As a late-late comer, British/USA North America’s history in some...

BUT, NICE HAD NOT YET TERROR KNOWN

A poem about the horror at Nice, France

J’ai vu la France lapremiere fois. But, Nice had not yetterror known. The first time I sawParis. Nice had not yetknown the “New Terror.” It was 1993, the yearof “Europa.” But, Nice had not yetterror known. The signs said, “Maastricht,Oui”...

the Hassan family dead & living

A study in death

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