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Moses & Jesus playing golf

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“Moses and Jesus are playing golf.  Moses steps up to the tee and hits a beautiful shot 250 yards, straight down the middle of the fairway.  Jesus steps up to the tee and hooks the ball into the trees.  Jesus looks up into the heavens, raises his arms.  Suddenly, the sky darkens.  A thunderclap rings out.  Rain pours down and a stream rises among the trees.  The golf ball, floating on top, finds its way into …

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#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

I can’t but stop and contemplate what real leaders go through to ensure that the rest of us stand a chance of a better life in our own countries. These courageous men and women sacrificed and continue to pay for our freedom; yet, they unjustly languish in jails which are closer to hell than being rehabilitation centers. All for speaking their minds. All for believing that it is their human right to express themselves in a …

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Unneeded Escalation

I don’t write as often here not because the absence of rich material to blog about, but after so many years of doing so, I feel that I’m now seriously in a “broken record” mode. I feel that I’ve written about so many similar situations over the past ten years and have given the same advice and held on to the same hope that things will change for the better. Soon. Only to be disappointed time …

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Hmmm… I smell even worse civil strife coming up!

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I’m just disenchanted with the whole stupid situation in this country. I’m not that interested in the internal politics any more because the version of politics we currently have is built on a win-lose strategy rather than exercising the art of mediation and arriving at a common ground to resolve this country’s problems. What we have now is not only posturing from both sides, but a ratcheting up of the useless rhetoric which got an already …

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Bahrain, a year on

I don’t have much to add about the situation in Bahrain with the first anniversary of the Bahraini Spring just three days away other than to reiterate that there still is no honest attempt to find a solution and get us on the path of reconciliation. The general “wisdom” seems to be to crush the spirit of protests and demands for a better and more equitable future. Well, that ain’t gonna happen. So better take that …

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