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The Medicine wheel.

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The Medicine wheel

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

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Old Native American wisdom. We need to gather as one people to save earth and all people.

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Wisdom of the Medicine wheel.

(I have been lucky. Many kind Native American took me under their wing and taught me how to find peace.)

At the Mall I went to the so-call Native American store.
A Middle East man tried to sell me a China’s made items.
I touched a Medicine Wheel.

I told the man.
“A proper Medicine Wheel has the power of the four winds.”
I touched a  Dream Catcher.
“A real one would protect your spirit and keep bad dreams away.”

He grins at me.
He didn’t understand a word that I spoke.
He told me.
“Does the same things.”
I leave the store with nothing.

Sitting with…

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What Does the Merger of American Airlines and US Airways Mean for Barbados?

This article may interest readers, especially in the USA, who would like to visit Barbados using their “frequent flyer” points.

Barbados Underground

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways has now pushed the combined frequent flyer membership above the 100 million mark. Put another way, almost 33 per cent of the world’s third most populous country, the United States. In any market it would be a difficult segment to persistently ignore, but from our second largest source of long stay visitors, it defies belief, especially during times of economic challenges, when holiday budgets can be among the first to suffer. It may also partially explain why some of our neighbours have overtaken us in American long-stay visitors.

Sadly, the loss of the American Airlines direct service out of New York will further restrict the potential, previously having lost Dallas/Fort Worth and San Juan, plus Philadelphia with US Airways. But with the miles now totally interchangeable between the two carriers, we still have daily service from Miami and currently once a week…

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Guyana: APNU looks to draft flood plan – video

Guyana: APNU looks to draft flood plan – Capitol News 

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has begun a consultation that is aimed at developing a national plan to address the sore issue of flooding.

On Monday APNU Member of Parliament, Rupert Roopnaraine told reporters that flooding is a complex issue which is affecting the entire country not just the City of Georgetown.

He said the Party wants to have a plan that is not only dependent on Central Government for funding.   Continue reading

The Second World War in color – Documentary

Documentary World War 2  in Colour The Second World War color

 

The Crisis of the Middle Class and American Power – commentary

The Crisis of the Middle Class and American Power

Geopolitical Weekly

Geopolitical Weekly – DECEMBER 31, 2013 – Stratfor

By George Friedman 

When I wrote about the crisis of unemployment in Europe, I received a great deal of feedback. Europeans agreed that this is the core problem while Americans argued that the United States has the same problem, asserting that U.S. unemployment is twice as high as the government’s official unemployment rate. My counterargument is that unemployment in the United States is not a problem in the same sense that it is in Europe because it does not pose a geopolitical threat. The United States does not face political disintegration from unemployment, whatever the number is. Europe might.

At the same time, I would agree that the United States faces a potentially significant but longer-term geopolitical problem deriving from economic trends. The threat to the United States is the persistent decline in the middle class’ standard of living, a problem that is reshaping the social order that has been in place since World War II and that, if it continues, poses a threat to American power.

The Crisis of the American Middle Class   Continue reading

Tribute to Terence Holder – by Rafiq Khan

Tribute to Terence Holder – by Rafiq Khan

By: Rafiq Khan – 15 January, 2014

Rafiq Khan

For those of us of a certain age, memories are our only happiness. I would like to share with you some unforgettable memories and reflections about my friend, Terry Holder – not all of them happy.

My most recent happy memory was one of Terry just a few days before Christmas, when he up-ended the purpose of my visiting him by cheering

Terry Holder

Terry Holder

me up instead of my cheering him up.

There was I, on my arrival in the country, full of anxiety for Terry’s welfare, being whisked to his home by our mutual friend Vic Insanally. Unknown to me, Terry had just moved into the very street where my Guyana home is located.

Anticipating a one-on-one visit, I did not know I would be joining a  select group who had fore-gathered at Terry’s request, so that he could be with them for what, it is now sadly clear, he foresaw would be the last time.   Continue reading

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