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Dirt Building Mountains on the Streets of Monrovia is a Societal Threat

Posted by Amara M. Kamara on August 5, 2019 at 10:19am 0 Comments

On March 11, 2019, in the Front street community, there was almost an accident to befall us, as the picture above illustrates. We have a very narrow road where only two vehicles are allowed to pass in two opposite directions. However now, we are noticing that half of the road has been occupied by dirt. As a result of this, drivers violate road safety laws by using the opposite direction. Furthermore, this is the same road that motorcyclists and other moving vehicles use for transportation. At the same time, young children and adults also walk on the road.

One of the most frustrating parts about environmental pollution in our…

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Diaspora’s impact in defusing the pressures of civilizational tectonics

Posted by Teodor Stan on July 5, 2019 at 11:26am 0 Comments

On the European continent, the modern Romanian state is the posterchild for undercutting pressures in civilizational tectonics, a picture that Samuel P. Huntington so hauntingly laid out in his post-Cold war portrayal of the “clash of civilizations” thesis. Built at the confluence of Ottoman, Habsburg and Russian Imperial borderlands, Romania’s trifold cultural heterogeneity resonates still and parlays into current social-political divisions and governance expectations.

Conservative estimates approximate between 3 to 5 million the number of Romanians working and living abroad mostly in western European Union (EU) member states. The Romanian diaspora represents an estimated 17% of the country’s remaining population and this diaspora’s…

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Taiwan - China relationship, the history repeats itself.

Posted by Chi-Juei, Wu on June 27, 2019 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Chi-Juei, Wu

Taichung Second Senior High School, Taiwan

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These days, more and more experts have shown theyre highly interested in the current relationship between the Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait. Not only because Im a Taiwanese, but because this issue includes a ton of common problems that will occur in the international relations. For example, relations between Taiwan and China are fundamentally a question of power distribution under geopolitics. As many experts have mentioned "The Thucydides Trap,” after the US National Security Strategy indicated that as China challenges Americas predominance, the situation will probably end up on the path that leads to war. Therefore, Taiwans characteristic in the Taiwan Strait has deeply anchored this war. More…

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#Cyberpeacefare #Presidential Politics #Gerald R. Ford,

Posted by Al LeBlanc on June 27, 2019 at 8:49am 0 Comments

" To me the Presidency and the Vice Presidency were not prizes to be won but a duty to be done."  Gerald R. Ford, "A Time to Heal", 1979.

Comment: Presidential Campaign Season Underway - good to see three women (out of 10 candidates in the first stage of the Democratic Debates) "May the best Leader win."

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