Tips for Expats Relocating to Bulgaria
It takes some time for freshly relocated expatriates to comfortably settle into the surroundings of their newly chosen home country. Let’s be honest – even in some of the biggest expat hubs, such as Dubai, Shanghai or Moscow, and even after some time spent acclimatizing, foreigners are still quite easy to spot.Freedom and the French-American Friendship
The Statue of Liberty, Normandy, Casablanca all speak of a friendship between France and America. Both countries value freedom highly.Iran And The Nuclear Bomb
The world is aware of nuclear related activities being carried out by the Islamic Republic of Iran. However, what it is not certain about is the direction of these activities. Are they purely for the purpose of generating energy, as the leaders of Iran claim, or are they directed towards constructing nuclear weapons?When Ignorance Is Not Bliss
I learned how ignorance is not bliss when I eavesdropped on a conversation between an American couple and a Norwegian during recent travel on a coach through Cambodia. You may have heard the old adage “Ignorance is Bliss when it is Folly to be Wise”? This ill thought out adage distracts and demeans the search for human understanding and we need be careful about what we automatically assume to be wise sayings.Will the Entire Arab World Go Nuclear – Nuke Weapons for All?
It is amazing how many nations have nuclear weapons, and it’s unfortunate because it all started with the United States. Russia had given nuclear technology to China, China had most likely given it to North Korea, and now North Korea wants to go into the nuclear weapons business, as a sideline export industry to pay for the economic travesty they’ve created there. The Pakistanis have also sold nuclear technology to Iran, Libya, Algeria, and several other nations.Abu Mus’Ab Al-Suri’s Teachings on Fourth-Generation Warfare, Individual Jihad and Future of Al-Qaeda
The writings and teachings of Abu Mus’ab Al-Suri, who is one of Al-Qaeda’s most prominent ideologues and strategists. It laid the foundations for the current generation of followers of Al-Qaeda in the West who would be willing to engage in jihadi activities without leaving their home countries, and with little or no contact with the organization.Charitable Donations: To Give Or Not To Give?
As responsible members of our communities and compassionate people, we all want to give as much as we can to charitable organizations. After all, the money that we give to charities is really an investment in our communities, our country, and the world at large.In Celebration of Independence Day
July 4, 1776 While the birth of our nation followed several years later with the signing of the Articles of Confederation (1781), and still later the Constitution of the United States (September 17, 1787), the fourth of July is our country’s most coveted day – Independence Day. The day we recognize as the signing date of the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. With the stroke of the quill, and in John Hancock’s case, a flourish, thirteen small colonies declared their separation from the most powerful nation on earth, their former sovereign.“I Know You Are, But What Am I?” – Closing the Cultural Gap
Conflicting values, mixed with impatience and a lack of understanding, are often at the root of discontent. Accusing the Chinese shopkeepers of being rude may appear reasonable until you learn their culture considers placing money directly in a customer’s hand a sign of disrespect. What needs to be changed; your assumption or their actions?Artist Usher Raymond’s New Look Foundation Continues to Grow After More Than a Decade of Service
Often is the case that when celebrities reach certain levels of success, they get involved in philanthropic initiatives or take the ultimate step by forming their own charitable organization. Following a successful breakthrough into the American R&B music genre in the 1990s, Usher Raymond IV (known simply as “Usher”) did just that, founding a non-profit organization by the name of New Look Foundation.