Tag Archives: United States

Friday Funnies (on Saturday): Global Warming

A Republican Case for Climate Action : As administrators of the E.P.A under Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George W. Bush, we held fast to common-sense conservative principles — protecting the health of the American people, … Continue reading

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Agricultural Innovation: The United States in a Changing Global Reality

On 24th April 2013, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released the report Agricultural Innovation: The United States in a Changing Global Reality authored by University of Minnesota researchers… New measures for global spillover potential presented in the report include: Agro-technological distances – identifying … Continue reading

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Post-War Peace on the Shores of Lake Tanganyika: Riding High!

Civil war officially ended in Burundi in 2006.  For several years thereafter, there have been sporadic fights and attacks, but these, too, have dwindled to almost ‘zero’. What changes has a blanket of peace brought?  This blog concentrates on post-war activities on the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Coptist:
The story of Coptic typography begins with a pilgrimage from Oppenheim to the Holy Land in 1483 by Bernhard von Breydenbach, Canon of Mainz and Dean of its Cathedral. Bernhard von Breydenbach was accompanied to…

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Impact of The Lords Resistance Army in Central Africa

Towards the end of last week there was heavy bombing in the hills just above Uvira, a small town in the Congo,  just across Lake Tanganyika from us: These bombings were by the military of the Congo who, with tactical … Continue reading

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THE LITTLE WONDER: Sewing by machine in 1861

This morning I was searching the web for some information on 19th and 18th century agriculture in the South (of the US) and came across this quaint piece of advertising – in verse – from Harper’s weekly, November 30 1861: … Continue reading

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Post-War Peace Keeping IN Burundi

Keeping the Peace in Burundi – by Working for Peace in  Somalia [First posted Juin 2009,  Revised 13 November 2011] Peace negotiations in Burundi have brought together all rebel groups and are associated with the long and complex process known … Continue reading

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