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A (stupid) American in Paris and London

A tale of two cities

    It was the BEST of times...     Can you rightfully continue to call your hometown a "city" once you have seen Paris from the top of La Tour Eiffel? How will you refer to the items in that box on your dresser, after you have been dazzled by the Crown Jewels? Is that building, so full of civic pride, still worthy of the title "museum" after you have wondered the halls of Impressionist masters at the Musée d'Orsay? What is art at all, once one has literally had the breath taken from their lungs upon...
First-round Review of French Presidential Elections

VIVE EMMANUEL MACRON!

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First-round Review of French Presidential Elections

VIVE EMMANUEL MACRON!

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 Aids North Korean Nuclear Effort?

GANGNAM STYLE PACHYDERM OF THE NORTH

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...
U.S. Misery Toleration Meter Explodes over Syria

RWANDA SYNDROME GUIDES TOMAHAWKS HOME

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

Latin-Americans Protest Danish Inhumanity

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen meets with Trump in the Oval Office on March 30, 2017March 31, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Danish sale of the former Danish Virgin Islands to the US. And various groups representing...
Poetic Solution to Middle East Dilemma

WORTHLESS SANDS OF TIME

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...