Not once I've seen "respectable" news blogs or media online publications wannabe, just filling the space in order to keep daily posting alive. If you leave the announcement short, without too many insider details, avoiding to be too specific on what you already snatched from another respectable media publication, you avoid also the ridicule. The problem appears when you try to correct the author with a polite comment, and tell him where the fault is. He can check, modify, and thank you after … [Read more...]
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the "Man of the People". I have featured Turkish Prime Minister many times in my blogs. I had a grudge against him from long ago, when he played the dissident and became the most freely advertised politician in Turkish history, maybe just a little bit less than Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. [source] I have been wrong all along, because after years of bad mouthing him, as a two faced painted Taliban, I now admire him without restraint. I am a little bit ("just a little … [Read more...]
I have spent a few important years in Turkey. The rural population consider it an important olive oil producer and exporter. Fortunately, the villagers who own olive trees, have also virgin olive oil. Unfortunately, one cannot find in supermarkets something remotely closer even to that, because what is sold for the rest of Turkey, is obviously refined. Actually a very few know for real, because it can be sometimes a physical impossibility to tell the difference while not having comparison … [Read more...]
After months of verbal gymnastics from the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding the South-Eastern neighbor, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi accused him on Saturday of "terrorizing" his own people and called on him to resign. It's a ping-pong on diplomatic level. Turkey and Syria actually have territorial issues. "The demands of the Turkish people do not justify this violence, and if Erdoğan is incapable of using non-violent methods, then he should quit," state … [Read more...]
Do you remember Alvin Toffler with his Future Shock? He argued that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a "super-industrial society". This change overwhelms people, he believed, the accelerated rate of technological and social change leaving people disconnected and suffering from "shattering stress and disorientation"— future shocked. Toffler stated that the majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock. In his discussion of … [Read more...]
Instead of a Lightbox, I decided to classically charge my site with yet another pictorial, this time with former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and a part of his friends. I'm sure he was good. You can't please everybody even if this must be the purpose of politics. But you see, it's twisted, it's actually "divide and conquer" in politics. It will be only ideal for any elected president to become the respected president of the whole country he lead, or not quite, depending on that country's … [Read more...]