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    MH370 a Victim of U.S. Fear of Terrorism?

MH370 a Victim of U.S. Fear of Terrorism?

A French report claims that Malaysian Airlines flight 370 may have been a victim of the fear of terrorism by the United States. Is there any credibility to this claim by a former French airline CEO? The mystery of the disappearance of MH370 is emblematic of how little modern aviation technology is capable retrieving credible information regarding the explanation of modern airline disasters. Part of the situation can be blamed

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    Hollywood Surrenders to Terrorism Threats

Hollywood Surrenders to Terrorism Threats

Commentary by James Turnage Movies have long been at the forefront of exposing situations of immorality and injustice, and revealing crimes unreported by the media such as domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Movies have opened up our eyes to illegal and illicit actions by governments around the world, including our own. Sony Pictures’ removal of the film “The Interview,” is disappointing. It appears that Hollywood has broken a

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    Putin Voted Russia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Despite Tough End to 2014

Putin Voted Russia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Despite Tough End to 2014

Despite what can fairly be called a tough ending to 2014, Vladimir Putin has been voted Russia’s “Man of the Year” via a Public Opinion Foundation poll. 1,500 people voted in the Russian foundation’s poll and the only person they could come up with was the Russian president himself. Apparently the voters were short on imagination as they could not think of anyone in either the sport or culture categories.

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    Cuba Relations are a bad Idea, and its Obama’s Fault

Cuba Relations are a bad Idea, and its Obama’s Fault

If you are a member of the TEA Party or a true Republican, your assertion is that anything President Obama does is bad for the country. If he turned sand into gold, he would be the cause of inflation. Today his announcement of seeking a relationship with Cuba after 50 years of embargos and denouncement is an effort to rescue the Cuban people from ostracism for conditions which have no

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    Sydney: If Things Were Different (Editorial)

Sydney: If Things Were Different (Editorial)

The hostage situation in Sydney, Australia, concluded overnight, but it remains international news as details filter through and the events of yesterday are given a complete context. The initial fear was that this was a terrorist attack, fueled largely by the appearance of a black flag with Arabic writing in the window of the Lindt cafe, held up by terrified hostages pressed against the glass. It is only after the

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    BREAKING NEWS: Sydney Cafe Scene of Suspected Terrorism Siege

BREAKING NEWS: Sydney Cafe Scene of Suspected Terrorism Siege

Less than an hour ago, a popular Sydney, Australia, cafe became the scene of a siege which is suspected of connections to terrorism. A Lindt Chocolate Cafe in the central business district (CBD) of the Australian city was taken over by at least one armed assailant, causing mass evacuations of the usually busy area. Hostages have been seen pressed up against windows with their hands up and some were seen

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    Mexico in state of Revolt

Mexico in state of Revolt

Mexico’s President promised the people of his nation that he would change things for the nation’s people. Enrique Pena Nieto’s oath claimed that he would reform the corruption in the country. In the aftermath of the apparent slaughter of 43 student teachers on a bus tour, his ratings are plummeting. Huge protests throughout Mexico are signaling a revolt by the nation’s people. How far will it go? When the students

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    Apple Logos Go Red for World AIDS Day Fundraising

Apple Logos Go Red for World AIDS Day Fundraising

Apple’s famous fruit-themed logo got a bit of an update on Monday as signs all over the world lit up red in commemoration of World AIDS Day. In addition to making a rare change to the logo, the tech giant is donating a portion of proceeds from certain apps to charity as part of their two-pronged observation of the day. As one of the world’s largest technology companies, Apple’s support

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    Turkey Aligning with ISIS?

Turkey Aligning with ISIS?

How closely is ISIS linked to Turkey and its Muslim extremist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan? Kurds in the border town of Kobani claim that recent attacks on their city originated in Turkey. Is Erdogan aligning himself with this terrorist group? The attack began with suicide bombers who detonated their vehicle approaching from the Turkish side of Kobani. The Kurdish Commander reported that about 30 fighters were killed, including 21 members

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    9/11 Aftermath and Human Rights Violations

9/11 Aftermath and Human Rights Violations

When the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001, our nation suffered horrendous losses. The loss of innocent lives remains one of the greatest travesties our nation has endured. Changes began rapidly. We lost many of the principals and morals which once made our nation great. Can we recover what was lost? Can we reverse the effects of the 9/11 aftermath and cease violations of human rights? Fear is

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