Day: January 28, 2015

“Our God wins!”

Source: The daily Beast. “Our God wins!” Who do you think made this statement on Saturday in the hopes of rallying a group of religious fundamentalists? A. The leader of ISIS; B. A Yemeni militant commander; C. A radical Islamic cleric; or D. Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal. The correct […]

Jordan says it would swap terrorist for ISIS captive

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First lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with Saudi king. So?

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Saudi’s quiet palace coup

By: David Hearst Source: The World Post King Abdullah’s writ lasted all of 12 hours. Within that period the Sudairis, a rich and politically powerful clan within the House of Saud, which had been weakened by the late king, burst back into prominence. They produced a palace coup in all […]

The hazards of too much stuff

BBC News: by James Wallman — After the deluge of gifts many people have exchanged at Christmas, January seems a good time for soul-searching over the Western obsession with stuff, writes trend forecaster James Wallman. We have more stuff than we could ever need – kit we don’t use, toys […]