Daily Archives: December 7, 2015

How To Get The Kids Home For The Holidays – video

How To Get The Kids Home For The Holidays

Edeka grocery store in Germany shares with us a sure fire way to get the kids home for the holidays. The creative old man featured in the video is lonely because his kids are all away and he is spending Christmas alone. The kids always think that there will be another year to celebrate Christmas with family but sometimes people not make it another year to celebrate. Thankfully for everyone involved this story has a happy ending that will hopefully inspire a few people to change their plans and spend time with family this holiday season.

Published on Nov 28, 2015 – Popular – this video has had over 34 million views to date.

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – December 07, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 07 December 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

“Heal the World” by Michael Jackson – in Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog

Three Worlds One Vision

Heal the World

My Poetry Corner December 2015 features an excerpt from the song “Heal the World,” written and produced by Michael Jackson (1958-2009). Released in 1992, the song soon hit the top charts. During an Internet chat in 2001, Jackson revealed that he was most proud of creating this song.

During the period he composed this song – just like today – there were regions of the world at war: Afghan Civil War (1989-1992), breakup of Yugoslavia (1990-1992), and the Persian Gulf War (1991). With thousands of children wounded, left orphans and homeless as a result of violence worldwide, Jackson’s call to heal our world remains relevant today.

In the opening stanza, Jackson tackles the problem head on. The solution is simple. We can transform our lives when we make room in our hearts for love.

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Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war

Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war

The Washington Post – Liz Sly
Iraqi forces supported by US-led coalition airstrikes advance their position during clashes with Islamic State group in the western suburbs of Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad.AP Photo/Osama Sami Iraqi forces supported by US-led coalition airstrikes advance their position during clashes with Islamic State group in the western suburbs of Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad.BAIJI,Iraq —
   

On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion.

Ordinary people also have seen the videos, heard the stories and reached the same conclusion — one that might seem absurd to Americans but is widely believed among Iraqis — that the United States is supporting the Islamic State for a variety of pernicious reasons that have to do with asserting American control over Iraq, the wider Middle East and, perhaps, its oil.

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The Indo-Caribbean Experience: Now and Then – by Elizabeth Jaikaran

The Indo-Caribbean Experience: Now and Then

by Elizabeth Jaikaran

The Indo-Caribbean Experience: Now and Then

To be precise, I am an Indo-Guyanese-American: The mother of all hyphenated identities and an illustration of a historic journey from India to the Caribbean. This heritage is commonly packaged in a number of different terms, all of which are heavily used as referential identifiers: Indo-Guyanese. Indo-Caribbean. Caribbean. West Indian. Indian. It is most aptly described as the Indo-Caribbean experience—an experience that is shared by Indians living throughout the Caribbean diaspora and thus serving as the blueprint for my existence.

This unique cultural disposition is why the Indo-Caribbean are able to culturally identify with public figures ranging from Hasan Minhaj to Nicki Minaj. It is why bursts of Caribbean intonation in Rihanna’s voice blanket me in the comfort of home, while the ballads of A.R. Rahman awaken pained demons within me, crying to connect with a history that was ripped from my hands long before I was born.

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Government News Brief December 3, 2015

Government News Brief December 3, 2015

  1. Gina GuyanaGuyana’s sugar production just 8,800 tons away from 2015 production target. The estates should meet and surpass the target of some 227,000 tons before the crop ends later this month. GAWU strikes have affected production recently or the target would have been reached earlier.
  2. Pomeroon-Supernaam Outreach at Anna Regina chaired by Prime Minister Nagamootoo. Agriculture and Local Government will be featured.
  3. Transforming and remodelling the Guyana Police Force with greater focus on recruitment, training and equipment for officers. Most of all salary increases for ranks and officers.    Continue reading
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