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My Friend in Malawi

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If you study in an international place like Amsterdam at an international school for social sciences, you find yourself living with some insanely ambitious and worldy people. I’m talkin bicyclemark and his 4 or 5 languages and dual nationality is basically considered average. And of course, as I’ve mentioned before, it’s also a situation where people are constantly passing through, moving on, moving out. And just as frequently, they come back to visit.… Read Full Text

Step Two:

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After awhile it becomes boring to just echo what all the other follow-the-leader bloggers are yappin about. So go somewhere else to read about how little scooter is done for. And this is certainly not nuff, I want so heads to roll next week as well please.

What they really should fire/disband is the whole CIA. It is a pathetic agency. I repeat PATHETIC. Intelligence? They don’t seem to have a clue about the world in the last few decades.… Read Full Text

bicyclemark77: Jazz Legends Remembered, and East Timor Revisited (REPOST*)

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(REPOST Due to hurricane damage)Shirley Horn and Elvin Jones Remembered. While East Timor seems to have been forgotten.

AudioCommunique #77(mp3)
28min+, 80kbps, 16Mb+

Shirley Horn Died
Elvin Jones Died and Carlos Santana Reflects on Popular Culture’s Ignorance
East Timor – The Post-Colonial History
Henry Kissinger and the invasion of East Timor
The mass murder of Timorese with no US, Portuguese, or Australian Intervention – 1975
The Trial of Henry Kissinger (documentary)

All Music from the Shirley Horn Album: The Main IngredientRead Full Text

Health, Can Anyone Afford it?

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I’ve been thinking alot lately about work, unions, health insurance. Three terms that long ago, went hand in hand. Long, long ago. Before my time actually. Several sources have triggered and fueled my thoughts on this topic, among them:

Bill Maher shutting down that bow-tie wielding simpleton Tucker Carlson, on the subject of 44 million uninsured Americans versus Canadian national health insurance.

The BC government’s attempts to paint teachers on strike as criminals.… Read Full Text