Category Archives: Education

(en) A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what the difference between ignorance and apathy is. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don’t know and I don’t care. Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st Century. (es) Un profesor universitario formuló en un examen una pregunta en el que se pedía describir la diferencia entre la ignorancia y la apatía. El profesor tuvo que dar un 10 a un estudiante que respondió: No lo sé y no me importa. El aprendizaje es lo que la mayoría de los adultos harán para ganarse la vida en el siglo XXI.

what is politics? – (en)

“Dad, what is politics?” “Son, imagine our house: I represent capitalism because I’m the one who brings the money home. Your mother is the government that manages the money. The maid is the working class because she deals with the … Continue reading

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not the american way – (en)

Don’t Walk Away from War, It’s Not the American Way. The United States has been at war — major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination campaigns, occupations, special ops raids, proxy conflicts, and covert actions — … Continue reading

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por amor a mi país – (re) (es)

La monarquía nos hace parecer ridículos. Nos exige y recibe deferencia por razón de nacimiento. Es una idolatría tan bruta y estúpida como la de los antiguos paganos. Esto distorsiona nuestra capacidad de inventar ceremonias y honores por nosotros mismos … Continue reading

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start again – (en)

Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself. Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home. Back in the 90s, there was a series of assumptions everybody … Continue reading

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empezar de nuevo – (es)

El capitalismo salvaje está de vuelta -y no va a domarse a sí mismo. Los capitalistas generan prosperidad sólo cuando se ven amenazados por las rivalidades globales, los movimientos radicales o el riesgo de revueltas en sus propios países. En … Continue reading

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podemos ‘earthquake’ – (en)

The Podemos ‘earthquake’ could spell real reform in Spain. The focus in last week’s European elections was on the seismic waves of the distinct currents of Euro-populism and reaction that “earthquaked” to the top of the polls in France, Britain (or … Continue reading

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heaven on earth? – (en)

Two hundred years ago, before the development of potent synthetic pain-killers or surgical anesthetics, the notion that “physical” pain could be banished from most people’s lives would have seemed no less bizarre. Most of us in the developed world now … Continue reading

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the chess player – (en)

“The unipolar model of the world is over,” declared Vladimir Putin last week. As it tries to punish Russia for the latter’s dismemberment of Ukraine, the West is discovering that the balance of power isn’t what it used to be. … Continue reading

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man and nature – (en)

Time was when all men believed that the earth was flat. It would be difficult now to trace all the errors into which this assumption led the thinking of those days, or to ascertain how many practical comforts and advantages … Continue reading

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if dead people could vote – (en)

I don’t know who the Western spinmeisters think they are fooling. Since the official end of the Cold War and defense spending was scaled back, it did not take the warmongers long to create a new plan to replace the … Continue reading

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corporatocracy – (en)

The Romans claimed to have always fought “just wars.” The fact is they mostly, in the devious road of imperialism, exploited the subjects for the profit of the sovereign citizen. The imperialism pattern, with minor historical adjustments, always follows the … Continue reading

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humans discerning cosmos – (es)

It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approach’d the Elephant, And happening to fall Against … Continue reading

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is putin the irrational one? – (en)

Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is “in another world.” “I agree with what Angela Merkel said … that he is in another world,” said … Continue reading

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white house goes twilight zone – (en)

“We have met the enemy, and he is us!” … Pogo Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone TV series, must be smiling down on us from the hereafter as he watches those of us in our sixties who grew … Continue reading

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why do they hate russia? – (en)

The West is guilty of the same crimes it accuses Russia of committing. Russia is not a superpower. Its population was shrinking, and so is its military, political, and economic might. Yes, Russians have their oil money to organise Olympics or … Continue reading

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where west’s power resides – (en)

People are used to measure the power of a country based on its economic and military power. On this basis, no one seems to question that the USA is the first world power. But perhaps we should analyze all dimensions … Continue reading

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ngos plan ukraine war – (en)

NGOs caught forging documents for war, insider warns all NGOs infiltrated; ‘Independent military observers’ for EU-based group OSCE again turned away in Crimea, OSCE branded one more ‘vulgar instrument’ for foreign interests; and CNN buys the latest State Department hoax. In … Continue reading

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the ukrainian pendulum – (en)

The stakes are high in the Ukraine: after the coup, as Crimea and Donbas asserted their right to self determination, American and Russian troops entered Ukrainian territory, both under cover. The American soldiers are “military advisors”, ostensibly members of Blackwater … Continue reading

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western expansion’s fruit – (en)

The clash in Crimea is the fruit of western expansion. The external struggle to dominate Ukraine has put fascists in power and brought the country to the brink of conflict. Diplomatic pronouncements are renowned for hypocrisy and double standards. But … Continue reading

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ukraine’s looting has begun – (en)

According to a report [ http://www.kommersant.ua/doc/2424454 ] in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so … Continue reading

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