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Increasing Number and Power of Hurricanes

Global warming and cycles of storms are bringing rough times Read More »

Vegas Underground

Going to Vegas? Want something to do that’s off the beaten path? Check out First Friday,an art event the first Friday of every month. Yes!! Las Vegas has art and it thrives on First Friday. The hub of First Friday is the Arts Factory on the East side of the Strip on Charleston Blvd. The Arts Factory, a refurbished 1944 ... Read More »

Space: the case for privatization

In the nearly four decades since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, human space travel has gone nowhere. Read More »

Appeasing the Dictator: France and Cuba

As part of its celebrations on Bastille Day, the French government invited representatives from Cuba. This undermines the EU’s position on diplomatic links with the benighted country, still suffering the military tyranny of Fidel Castro. The EU froze links with the murderous dictator in 2003, after the arrest and persecution of some 78 dissidents there. There was a “thaw” in ... Read More »

Update: Emily Hits Yucatan

Force Four hurricane hit the island of Cozumel and then the resort area - Riviera Maya. Reports will be coming. Read More »

Hurricane Emily Targets Yucatan

Hurricane Emily, a powerful cyclonic storm, is aiming for the resorts of the Yucatan, Mexico Read More »

Palm World Voices: Six New Titles can hear the music but also see where it comes from, read about that place and feel involved in the culture Read More »

Sunni Muslim Wakf Board takes over Taj Mahal from Archaeological Survey of India

The Taj Mahal, shrine to love, was declared Sunni Wakf property on the grounds that it is the grave of a woman whose husband, Emperor Shah Jahan was a Sunni. The Archaeological Survey of India, the custodian of this World Heritage Monument said it would appeal the decision to the High Court today, and then the Supreme Court, if necessary. ... Read More »

Cruising: The Cruise Ship Journey

About 1800 people come to eat and drink and take a quick glimpse of another culture Read More »

Sorrow of Sorrows

A child died today. Or perhaps it was yesterday. The days blur into one tragic, slow motion, day-long weekend. Thousands of children die everyday, but I knew this boy. J.R., 13, finished 7th grade only a few weeks ago. Yesterday’s sun rose with the promise of a fun-filled day at the rugged Oregon coast with his family and closest friends. ... Read More »