"The Brazilian political system not only encourages corruption, but depends on it for its functioning"
North Korea is not a country that immediately pops to mind when we think of sophistication or technology. Most people outside of the capital do not have electricity. But don't get caught off guard, North Korea has a powerful cyber army which rivals the threats posed by other weapons in their arsenol
After the Supreme Court nullified President Kenyatta's win for a 2nd term, the country is faced with challenges never experienced before as his opponent, Odinga doesn't want to accept defeat.
Muammar Gaddafi was labelled as a 'tyrant', a 'terrorist' and a 'dictator', but was he really a bad leader of Libya? Even though there was no democracy in Libya, the facts about Libya and Gaddafi
As an expat living and working in Saudi Arabia, I want to give you the real truth about working in the Kingdom. What are the rules and laws that you must follow if you are going to work here?
This site is to help spread awareness of Islamic extremism and sharia influence in both western civilization and the rest of the world.
Argentina has been marked by rising inflation, continuous blackouts, floodings, protests against the governments and strikes of public services. It has been getting harder for me living in Argentina and my life quality has degraded. This is an update of the current living conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter are believed to have been poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in Salisbury. Russia is currently being held accountable for these actions, but speculation continues to rise over how the poison was administered and how events unfolded.
From the merger of the German chemical company Bayer and the US breeder Monsanto seed germinates a superpower in the field of seeds and pesticides. Together they control a quarter of the world market.
Abolishing the Scottish Parliament has political advantages for Westminster and Theresa May since a second Independence Referendum NO vote is uncertain and Labour are a useless ally
This blog is about the life of a refugee in our modern times and the effects and consequences of the deportation of immigrants.
Even though tourists in North Korea are warned they should behave exactly as they are expected to, some still fail to follow the rule, sometimes leading to tragic consequences.
Today many Countries of the world are in politics but the differences between their politics is that during elections, some use the Secret Ballot System while others use Open Ballot system. The differences between them have a great effect even to...
Benjamin Fulford is a very controversial conspiracy theorist who interviewed David Rockefeller and also worked for Forbes magazine.
This article will argue that whilst we appear to be experiencing a global swing to the right, it is only as a reaction to a more recent swing to the left, and that ultimately, the populus collectively
An opinion piece of the former Philippines President Corazon C. Aquino’s speech given to the United States Congress in September 1986.
The elite get what they want unless the people unite and stand up to them. Do Trump and other nationalist-themed movements across the world signal the beginning of the end of globalization?
Scotland will eventually become independent but careless action by advocates of independence could delay it for generations. A degree of ruthlessness and self examination is needed by the YES movement
An unreported submission to the Supreme Court may compromise both English and Scottish constitutions and negate the Royal Prerogative and Brexit is threatened by an unexpected resignation.
There are many things wrong with the world, and here are what I personally deem to be the 5 worst ones. The purpose of this hub is to inform people of these problems, using statistics and facts, and explaining where it is complicated. Watch out for...
We all know Donald Trump needs lessons desperately. I had hoped that he could learn from elected North American leader, Justin Trudeau. Doesn't look likely.
Canadians are a proud group of people, and why not? There are many things to be proud of. Here is a list of my Top-Ten Canadian Contributions to the American way of life.
The senior reporter has been released after being taken from his home in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.
Kerala, a tiny state in south India, achieved demographic transition solely based on human development. It has left Western scholars confused who want to correlate everything with economic growth.
Meghan Markle was a commoner, but that changed when she married Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. She is now an official part of the royal family. She is the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband is the Duke of Sussex.
A former Soviet spy became double agent and criticized Vladimir Putin; he paid for this with his life.
With threats from Kim-Jong-Un, the U.S. now has two large enemies to confront. It must fend off terrorism emanating from the Middle East as well as protect itself and the free world from North Korea.
An in-depth look at the French citizenship process from the basic requirements to all the necessary paperwork. Prepare yourself by learning the steps to become a French citizen outlined in this guide.
Rightfully proud and independent, the only democracy in the Middle East might be better off, should the time come, asking help from Asia rather than the West.
I became aware as I drove home along Umbilo Road and bought, as I did every afternoon, my copy of the Daily News from a street vendor. Only when I got home and opened the newspaper did I start to get an inkling of just how different that day was.
Most people would agree that humans rights need to be protected, but are we always clear about what counts as a violation of them?
A case in comparison analysis of how Argentina and Chile after transitioning to democracy dealt with the politics of reconciliation with society as a whole, and how they were able to move forward.
Corruption has caused so many harms to many nations. It has its causes and can also be reduce when good solutions are applied.
New Zealand return soldier being held in Casuarina Prison, in Western Australia, despite having committed no crime. Ko is being held without charge at the leisure of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.
How religious divide becomes an effective political tool and propaganda machinery? An insight into one such tragic incident of communal violence in India.
The hijack story that exposes the weak diplomacy and goof-ups in the fight against terrorism, leaving behind some crucial unanswered questions!
Give them enough rope, and they might just hang themselves. Or how Theresa May is setting Brexiteers in her cabinet and Nicola Sturgeon up for failure.
The Unionist civil wars over Brexit may destroy the Rainbow Tory parties. If the YES movement resolves Oil, Currency, Pensions and fights the Tories for Human Rights we can start campaigning.
Britain faces it's biggest challenge since the end of WW2. Should the UK leave the EU and move into the EEA? What challenges and benefits come with this?
The NHS is a political football that’s frequently dissed with bad press. The aim of this article is to dispel some of the myths and propaganda (much from the USA) and show the NHS for what it is.
This story could not happen here. It shows what can happen when an incompetent, ego driven, uncaring and callous government has complete control
With a coalition government a serious possibility, the role and impact of regional parties on both national politics and the direction the economy takes, will be significant.
Fascism and National Socialism are often mistaken for being one and the same thing. Yes, these ideologies did have a lot in common, yet some of the differences are substantial.
The Union Jack is one of the most recognisable on Earth. But where does this famous flag come from? How does it relate to the four home countries of the United Kingdom? And what is its future?
On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. This article gives the author's first impressions of the referendum campaign, and the aftermath of the result
Kim-Yong-Un has captured the media with his nuclear tests. Is he for real? Or is he a flash-in-the-pan?
Brexit - A look at whether the referendum result is essentially the United Kingdom committing harakiri by leaving the European Union and entering post Brexit chaos.
There is experience in the world to prevent and avoid xenophobia and Genocides. I watch with concern the intentions of the USA President Donald Trump to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
A toxicology report by the Malaysian authorities into the killing of Kim Jong-Nam in Kuala Lumpur airport has found VX nerve agent on his skin, the most powerful chemical weapon known to man.
Paul Manafort, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych all walk into a bar and Donald J. Trump becomes President of the United States in 2016. Is this the future American voters’ desire?
Robert Mugabe is well-known for his utterances which has turned him into an icon as regards to his funny, dumb and satirical quotes. This hub article lists his funniest ones.
At present, there are three main issues that affect the political environment of Afghanistan: the recent, abrupt change of command from General McChrystal to General Petraeus, the projected July 2011 troop withdrawal date, President Karzai’s reported communications with Haqqani Network leaders and the adverse impact of cutting funding due to corruption concerns.
When photographer Zsofi Bohm witnessed the plight of refugees in Budapest, she was inspired to create a photo series bringing the issue closer to home.
The Litani River basin in the southern part of Lebanon is, in addition to the Jordan River Basin, the most important water source in the region.
Ex-Baathists have influenced the success and the current structure and character of the Islamic State.
There is daily news on the Syrian conflict and the ISIS forces fighting in Syria, but what was the actual cause of the conflict and what exactly is the motive of ISIS and the rebel forces?
Middle Eastern politics has changed throughout history due to external influences pulling the cultures in new directions and internal turmoil.
The Taliban is a heartless and ruthless terrorist organization that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the ten most distressing facts about the Taliban.
A guide to the meaning of different symbols in Northern Ireland - which are controversial and which represent all the people of Northern Ireland. Also, important advice for employers in Northern Ireland on the use of symbols in a shared workplace.
More than one Canadian stock trader suspects that the brother of Kirkland Lake Mayor Tony Antoniazzi, Paul, the CEO of Opawica Explorations and RT Minerals, is hyping stocks on Twitter using aliases.
In the new Presidency, many of the past policies will play a part going forward. A review of intervention expense in other countries explains much of the national debt now standing at $18.8 Trillion.
The purpose of this hub is to enable you to recognize the propagada techniques that are used . It gives examples of the various techniques and how to overcome them to form your own opinions.
Personal view from my experiences of Americans online, where their lack of knowledge and understanding of the British Social and Political ethos leads to fears and misconceptions.
Could there be a connection between the questionable shares of some Canadian companies and the nation's crisis with missing and murdered Indigenous women?
'The peace that was never achieved, irrespective of the intentions.' A candid take on the most prestigious, yet most controversial honour in the world.
Two years ago, an arbitral tribunal formed pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea issued a blockbuster award finding much of China’s conduct in the South China Sea in violation of international law.
The events in Europe this week have had our heads spinning as Britain seemingly tore up the E.U. Why did they do it? and how will it affect the rest of us?
According to emerging studies, it has been reported that the sensationalist media coverage of terrorist acts has the tendency to trigger further attacks
Government, the Media, Non-Profits, and Business are under a cloud of suspicion across the world; the decline in trust of these organization is led in part by the propagation of fake news
With Jeremy Corbyn gaining a convincing lead in the polls, there is hope at the end of a very dark tunnel.
The USA wants good relationships with all nations, and especially with Russia and China. Recent events call for all Americans to be better informed about those two countries, and what is at stake.
Tweet analysis predicted the US election & the 2015 UK Election. Data driven messages helped Trump. Data Science threatens Democracy and a second Independence Referendum
While we celebrate the triumphant landing of robot rovers on Mars, let's pause to remember Laika the dog, first living creature from Earth to reach outer space, and her tragic story.
Brexit is like the mating of elephants but, like an elephant, is slowly but surely making Scottish Independence more certain. But the YES movement must learn to use the unionist tricks against them.
An eyewitness under sworn testimony in the Senate testifies he witnessed the now President of the Philippines murder eight suspects.
If you're not into history, you may not know much about Nelson Mandela. Here's a brief guide to tell you who he was, what he did, and why many consider him to be a truly remarkable man.
Why Does Iran Hate America? - The 1953 CIA coup that ousted a democratic government in Iran, the subsequent Iranian revolution, and the Iran-Iraq War have generated hate towards America.
Unless you have lived under an oppressive government, it is hard to imagine the freedoms we take for granted are denied to others. There is not freedom of religion or the press in North Korea. Everything including the clothes on your back are owned by the government. You are told how to think
The Yemeni Civil War is not an isolated conflict. Longstanding religious ties have bred violence and devastation across the Middle East. How can this humanitarian catastrophe be stopped?
Ever wondered why there's so much terrorism around? What feeds and sustains terrorism? Who is responsible, and what can we do to rid the world of terrorism? Read on to learn this and more.
The British public blames the government for not controlling immigration. The Conservatives are blaming the previous Labour government and everyday more and more people are seeking visas and asylum.
The Philippine President campaigned on a promise that "the fish will grow fat" from the thousands that he promised to kill during his presidency. Who are the Filipinos who support him?
Although his brother Raul has been running the show for the last several years, it's hard to imagine a Cuba without Fidel Castro.
With the Tories discussing Abolishment of the Scottish Parliament, possibly by statutory instrument, easy scenarios for Independence are becoming less likely.
For many of us, 9/11 changed our lives. From it came changes in policy. America lost its liberties and pursued wars of aggression despite the lack of WMDs in Iraq. There have been many lies surrounding this event. This article only touches on some of the more important issues.
Extension services have focused on increasing the production of cash crops by providing men with training, information, and access to inputs and services. Further, extension services from the government are staffed predominantly by men. But what about women and their needs?
Terrorism will continue when we provide a reason to keep it alive and well. With a war in Syria, and bombing Yemen, Libya, and others, it leaves many young people in a place with no hope.
The 2015 Health and Physical Education Curriculum was officially scrapped for the 2018-2019 school year. Then came the pushback.
It is human nature to assume that everyone sees you in the same light that you see yourself. It can come as quite a shock when there is a difference between these two perceptions. America's international standing appears to be one such area and...
The greatest Canadian story never told. If Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders disclose what investments they own, shouldn't Canadian MPs? Further, is the entire expense debate a 'straw man' argument?
The radio and other mass media enabled the Rwanda genocide in 1994. This essay looks at the situation and how different theories were applied to mobilize civilians to become the perpetrators.
I've long avoided watching Black Hawk Down. I hate war. I hate movies about war,particularly movies that glorify war. I had just spent several weeks in research preparing to write a paper on the tragedy of Somalia, so this time, given the opportunity I watched it.
Excessive rural to urban migration has led to negative impacts on African countries overall development as it has led to the growth of slums and unemployment. Here are some steps governments can take.
Machine translation is not a purely technical issue with European Union translation, but instead it is closely linked to political visions and strategies.
Global fears of World War III have spiked since the election of Donald Trump. Here are 3 reasons why WWIII could start in the Baltic states.
The challenge of providing treatment in a country that previously lacked words for depressive and anxiety syndromes
This year, 2013, marks 50 years after Kenya’s Independence in 1963. This hub commemorates the Jubilee by highlighting the thoughts of the founding father of the nation on that day.
Many people are quite confused about President PNoy's intentions as he seems to be sending mixed signals regarding Freedom of Information Act.
When economic and geopolitical interests collide, the end game generally leads to the negotiating table.
Breaking tradition of vetoing any anti-Israeli resolutions to be proposed at the UN, exiting President Barack Obama stuck a knife in the back of one of the US's closest of allies. Let's take a look.
Brexit and the US Presidential election result have been linked together as anti-establishment protest votes. But is that really the case? What are the similarities and what really motivated Brexit?
Hillary Clinton cannot be trusted to usher in an era of peace and prosperity. She has promised to start World War III with Russia while Donald Trump has promised a warming of relations with Putin.
With college campuses across the country becoming the breeding grounds for anti-Semitism, I set out to sort fact from myth on this controversial conflict.
Not only will Trump have to deal with a nearly-nuclear armed Iran in the Middle East, he will also have to grapple with rising China looking for territory in the sea and a nuclear-armed North Korea.
Those cynics who perpetually sneer, “If libertarianism is such a good idea why aren't there any libertarian countries?” will find their answer in this article.
The gifts the Tories seem to be giving to the Independence movement should be treated as traps. Economic NO voters should be targeted as potential YES voters.
The Syrian crisis is entering its eighth year and the current situation signifies no sooner ending. The loss of human lives, the destruction of Syria and the complete demolition of Syrian infrastructure are horrible. It signifies that Assad and foreign powers have no urgency in preventing more loss.
Whether you agree or disagree that the world's democracies are in need of reform, you will enjoy these out of the box ideas for creating a different type of democracy.
Macron's meteoric rise, which saw him become France's youngest leader since Napoleon, has drawn comparisons to the most famous French leader in history.
It is but natural that the winds of change blowing over our society wil leave its mark everywhere. What effect will it have on politics? And how will that change our society?
A plea to the Conservative Party of Canada. My vote is up for grabs in 2019, and here's how you can get it. Will you rise to the occasion, and try to take it? I hope so.
Premier Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause smacks of bullying, but it's really (probably) sour grapes.
Sure, he's a good looking guy; definitely a Renaissance man of sorts, but can we take him seriously?
Barzan Hussein Liani was detained without charge by the de facto ruling Kurdish Democratic Party Union (PYD) in the Syrian Rojava region, on May 13th.
Nuclear power does not add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere but it comes with a unique set of its own hazards.
Voting in local and national elections is a must for some citizens, but for others it is something that's best left ignored!
Tory resistance to an Independence referendum may not be what it seems. A referendum is neither necessary nor sufficient for independence which can be declared legally without a referendum.
The True Puppet Master, A globalist, an influencer..manipulative and crafty - pay attention and you'll see why the Democrats do what they are told to
The UK will vote in June to see whether or not to stay in the European Union, but the lines are being blurred by those for and against. So who's lying? who should we trust? The answer is none of them.
The One Child policy of China has led to selective abortion, killing, and dumping of girl children. It has severely skewed the sex ration and left over 30 million men without women for marriage.
It's untrue that the non-aggression meaning of libertarianism exists only in the United States. In fact the "NAP" definition continues to spread around the world...
Lopez Obrador’s victory is an important historical moment for Mexico, a country that was ruled by a single party, the PRI, for over 70 years. The majority of the Mexican population has chosen a new alternative. For the first time, Mexico’s presidency will go to a leftist candidate.
Notification for pay revision of university and college teachers is released following 7th CPC recommendations to CG employees
Mandela Madiba Rolihlahla was not a mythic figure, but a real and live leader of our times. This is his path to greatness- from African leader, to prisoner and to President and icon Of South Africa
Complete instructions for how to make an appointment to renew or obtain a passport plus details about what to bring and how to prepare your application to save time and hassle.
North Korea has not been able to overcome the great famine which occurred over 30 years ago. The population has continued to suffer from malnutrition ever since. Somehow, despite the lack of food in the rural areas, the elite continue to live in a land of plenty.
Haiti has long been rated one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking, and was in the top three in the US State Department's own 2016 report.
In 2013, Forbes Magazine said Russian President Vladimir Putin was the most powerful person in the world, and followed that up with three more similar acknowledgements.
Canadian investors are voicing concerns about northern Ontario CEO Paul Antoniazzi. MP Charlie Angus speaks out on Gerald Stanley acquittal. Plus, use of force down by Sudbury Police.
Just like any 30-year old who inherits the family business, controls some nukes and has a bad haircut.
From its humble beginnings, the United Arab Emirates has progressed tremendously within just half a century. This articles reviews briefly where it has been and where it is going.
With vast human and natural resources, Cuba could develop quickly and end decades of a jagged economy. The unhatched potential hinges on the new government's policy.
Can the two groups try to merge their two claims into one? Can the two states become a single, peacefully and mutually agreed upon state?
On June 24 in Ho Chi Minh City, blogger Pham Minh Hoang was deported and forced onto a plane to Paris after he was stripped of his citizenship.
We live in an age when those who are supposed to be examples of sound moral character turn out to have feet of clay; perhaps this was always so.
Margaret Thatcher the first female prime minister of Britain, was a controversial leader of a conservative ideology during her time in office.
As we near the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, we look back at the burning questions about her death that remain unanswered.
This article explain the political process involved in the change in Singapore from a underdeveloped country to an industrious one. It tells how their prime minister Lee Kuan Yew successfully transformed this small island nation.
Is Theresa May using Brexit in her war on Human Rights. If so will she repatriate powers over Human Rights to Westminster or dissolve Holyrood and will this accelerate Scottish Independence?
U.S. Presidents visit Berlin. They've done so to show solidarity to countries close to the Warsaw Pact. Is it still important? What do Berliners think of Presidential visits in the 21st century?
The most controversial of all 9/11 memorials sits on the New Jersey shoreline of New York Harbor, just south of the Statue of Liberty. The site has an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline once dominated by the twin towers. Renowned Russian sculptor Zurab Tseretel created an extraordinary masterpiece as a gift to the people of the United States of America from the people of Russia. Originally calling it the "Tear of Grief," the artist suspended a forty-foot stainless steel teardrop within a
Westminster may have to choose between Brexit and the Union but thinks Scotland too scared for independence. Labour and Tories show contempt for Scotland by denying the devolved assemblies Brexit vote