Another International Youth Day is here with this year’s theme, “Youth Building Peace”. According to the UN this global day (12 August) serves to recognize efforts young people make in enhancing global society while promoting their participation in shaping global agenda.

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t is only when the world's people collectively forget their own individual humanity will their eternal global enslavement be accomplished by the global oligarchs. It is now a sign of success and well adjustment to be completely and totally sociopathic in the modern day developed first world.

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ne in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, and an average of one in eight faces food insecurity, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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his is, unfortunately, not a learning curve. This is a man in decline” was the recent scathing comment of Joe Scarborough of MSNBC referring to the decision making abilities and general mental state of president Donald Trump.

“… there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”--William Shakespeare

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ately, in the world of intelligence and geopolitics, there is much talk about triangulation, what used to go by the name of Finlandization, now considered an obscene word in the world of diplomacy. “Velvet occupation” seems to be preferred.

Might Makes Right” “Molon Labe” (Come and take it)

On March 27, 2017 an article by a US attorney appeared in Modern Diplomacy titled “President Trump Needs to Either Cancel, Repudiate or Renegotiate the US Debt.” It ends with an exhortation to President Trump to get on and “make America Great Again.”

“What is Truth?--Pontius Pilate

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e live in an Orwellian world of “post-truth” and “alternative facts” wherein the famous question of Pilate to Christ is repeatedly heard: “what is truth?” In effect it means that we no longer believe in truth and consequently we no longer believe in metaphysics, which is essentially a belief in, and a search for truth, as difficult as that may be.

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obody talks about the abuse or the familiar hands that we suffered it from now that we're (my siblings and I) are older. When we were going through it, it was like living in a war that left us nowhere to run to when we were growing up. The abuse didn't have a voice or give us one while we were growing up. My mother's love was a hell we could not bear.

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ishka Hoosen is young. She is also intelligent. She is brave and she is brilliant. She is also very clever, funny and wise beyond her years. Her style is flesh. Let me explain what I mean by that. The beautiful, haunting lines of ‘Call it a difficult night’ will leave you breathless. Her pain and internal struggle will leave you numb.

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ong-standing tensions between quantitative and qualitative research are far common issues in the social sciences research. The debate centres on the perception of the truth by the researchers—ontology, worldviews, etc.

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