IRS is hiring again up until the 22nd. If you are interested in a job that starts at $32k, is seasonal (January to June - you get to collect unemployment when not working), and they really, really need nice people who are literate. Seattle wants to hire 50 or so - I do not know about the other IRS cities. The…
Since 2011, American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled to eight countries for his long-term photographic project on increasing water scarcity.
The Iran Deal has been greeted in Washington with a theatrical intensity well complemented by the aggressive disinterest on online/social media. On the off chance anyone would be interested, God Forbid, to know the reasons behind this maneuver, think no further than those Good Ol’ American values - fear & money.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen speaks about the necessity of gender equality and his commitment to the cause.
A favourite tactic of trolls is the 'wall of facts'. You would be surprised by the amount of people who attribute weight to an argument because of its volume. Last Thursday The Atlantic posted 10k words with the title, 'What ISIS really wants?'. The answer is take us back into the medieval world.
Here is an interesting article that I came across. It mainly discusses the Anarchist form of their governing structures, but there are also a few other tidbits, such as this gem:
This year marks 25 years from the fall of communism. It went peacefully, in all but one country: Romania.
No one, presumably, because according to this Al Jazeera criticism of Do They Know It's Christmas?, it is about to be released for the fourth time.
Usually, I'm possibly more non-plussed about these attacks than I possibly should be, but this one is shaking me 'cause I know the neighborhood. When I was in Israel, the school I went to is in Har Nof. It's such a tight community that 3 of the dead are husbands of women attached to the school. This was the first time…
The first article is about the fight against Ebola being waged by aid workers, doctors, and geneticists. One particular event in the story was particularly maddening to me, and I assume many here will feel the same way when you read it. Either way, it is well worth your time, and it will give you perspective that is…
A lot of people feel Wikipedia can settle all disagreements because all we have to do is to appeal to facts and reason. A lot of these people also believe that Shakespeare couldn't possibly have written all that without a dictionary.
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On September 5th, Eyal Mesika, an Israeli citizen and CEO of a security firm was detained at Lanseria Airport, north of Johannesburg, along with two Nigerian citizens and suitcases containing $9.3 million in US currency. The money was stacked in $100,000 blocks and the suitcases were combination-locked to which only…
Have you read the "Journalism Under Fire" section of Al Jazeera? I really had no idea the extent of this until I took a look. I must say I am quite ashamed of myself for having my head so deeply in the sand. Story after story of jailed journalists.
For those that might be interested, Occupy now has an online television station. You can watch it here! This just came across my twitter feed this evening, so I have not watched much of it and therefore cannot provide a proper review. Perhaps I will in a few days! Anyway, I just thought I would share it.
Of course very little mention of this is making it into U.S. media. The protests began because many of the participants felt that the most recent elections were fraudulent.
Though I'm sure there have been other examples, the news last week that the hack of JPMorgan-Chase and four other banks was likely a threat from the Russians toward US policy regarding Ukraine, coupled with the news that officials have closed some Moscow-area McDonald's and have stepped-up inspections across the…