They’re Giving Out Statehood Like Lollipops These Days!
History has taught us that the farcical “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority breaks down every single time it is forcibly initiated by the West. The routine disintegrates because it always un-peacefully proceeds in the following manner: Palestinians make demands, and Israel agrees to them; Palestinians sense weakness and up the stakes, and Israel necessarily balks; Palestinians attack Israel, and Israel counterattacks; the world condemns Israel for its “disproportionate” response, and Palestinians secretly celebrate Israel’s global denigration without shedding a tear over the deaths of its own civilians; and then the whole sordid cycle starts again.Addie and Buck
The author writes a little bit of family history to show what life was like at the beginning of the 20th Century on the untamed Oklahoma Panhandle. Many Confederate soldiers left the ruined South to find a new way of life in the West. Used to living to the rugged life of a soldier, they took easily to the life of the cowboy living in the open under the stars. while others became outlaws. Into this land came homesteaders with families that were to bring stability to this No Man’s Land of outlaws. Congress had decided that this was the way to introduce Law and Order.The 99: Global Superheroes, The Internet and Tolerance
The 99 series begins as librarians and alchemists in the ancient world work to preserve a great civilization’s knowledge before conquerors set out to destroy it. Ninety-nine stones, based on the ninety-nine attributes of Allah, are created to absorb knowledge from books destroyed by the conquerors. These stones survive into the modern age and are scattered across the globe. Those who find the stones absorb the stones’ powers. Sound similar to how modern-day knowledge is preserved? Books are digitized, stored, and distributed globally via the cloud. Scholars search the cloud and absorb the knowledge to become experts in their field, and publish their ideas so that this knowledge persists for future generations.What Is GITEX?
The annual event of GITEX is being conducted for several years, each year seeing significant improvement than the previous one. The past four yearly events have witnessed contribution from more than 136,000 ICT professionals all over the world. Over 3,500 domestic and international vendors in the field of Information Technology will be participated and gaining substantially from this exhibition in 2011.Understanding the Oddities and Absurdities in the Extreme Opens the Mind
Extreme views sometime seem to convey disrespect and disregard and could be even appearing despicable too. For example, terrorism guided by extreme view of an ideology that believes in annihilation and holds no principle to respect life is repulsive in its objective, approach and strategy. Without understanding what prompted this extreme thought and action, the retaliation often assume a horror to civil liberties and rights.The Invention of ZIP Code
The word ZIP stands for “Zone Improvement Plan” and the ZIP codes are a system that represents the postal codes. The ZIP codes are first used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 1963. The phrase ZIP is appropriately written in all caps and is use to suggest the area for the mail travels more efficiently and more quickly. The basic format of a full ZIP code consists of five decimal arithmetical digits.Blind, Rich, and Afraid: A New View on Pre WWII Appeasement
People often see the politics of appeasement worked up by Britain and France in the build-up to WWII with disgust or irony, perhaps the way they would view two bodybuilders donating machine guns to a skinny starving art major who took up rape as a career. A careful investigation of the socio-cultural, political build-up and the military situation before WWII changes the scenery. The British and French operated in appeasement not out of the naive assumption that Hitler would suddenly be a good boy if they gave him the toys he wanted, but out of a fear and distrust…Extent and Limitations of International Treaties
As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, a treaty is “a formally concluded and ratified agreement between states [where “state” refers to any nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government].” In many cases, treaties are also called agreements, protocols, and covenants. Trade, military alliances, and inter-state border definitions are some of the areas for which treaties are commonly executed.Iranian Hostages: Old Story, Same Ending
Western airlines continue to fly potential hostages to Tehran. It’s time to take some of the profit out of the body-snatching business.The Case Against Arab Spring As Precursor to Arab-Israeli Peace
The euphoria generated by the ongoing “Arab Spring” has led certain observers to suggest that Arab-Israeli peace may be closer than ever. As the region’s tyrants give way to freedom, goes the rationale, the desire of the people for peace will no longer be denied. Unfortunately, neither the “Arab Spring” nor any other nuanced political development is likely to derail the region’s rapid motion toward misery and bloodshed.