How to lose the president of the United States

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Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.” So went the first tweet from President Obama for his brand new@POTUS “president of the US” account, which garnered a million followers in less than five hours. An immediate question springs to mind: as an extreme late adopter of Twitter, how did More...

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By bmcsr On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Naked ambition: when the Greeks first stripped off

The oddity of ancient sculpture often escapes us. A male nude, a Greek statue, has become very familiar over the past 2,500 years: it is what we expect of ancient statuary, that it show off its muscles. At times More...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Isis shows ‘Oriental studies’ are essential

The University of Manchester could not have chosen a worse time to consider closing Middle Eastern language courses, writes Hugh Williamson. As Islamic State (Isis) plumbed even greater depths of depravity with More...

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By bmcsr On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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ISIS (members) have the lowest IQ in the world

Forget airborne PTSD or poverty. Here’s a great new terrorist defense. Imran Khawaja was an ISIS Jihadist who liked guns and severed heads. Non-Muslim severed heads. (via Religion of Peace) In one section of More...

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By bmcsr On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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A Middle Eastern ‘Perfect Storm’

 In July, the world will commemorate the centennial of World War I, also known as,” The war to end all wars.” In addition to its horrendous human cost of 37 million casualties, the war led to the demise of More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Why should U.S. arm the Syrian opposition?

In his book “Duty,” former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates narrates the controversy that preceded Israel’s shelling of a nuclear reactor after the 2007 discovery that the Syrian regime had More...

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By bmcsr On Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Hacked email reveals Qatar’s devious plans to smuggle chemical weapons in Syria

Earlier this year, a news report revealed an email in which Qatar asked Britain’s arms contractor, BRITAM to ‘transport’ chemical weapons to the Syrian town of Homs. The email was revealed after More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Terrorist financer in my country allowed to run freely in Britain

One can be sure that arresting one or two terrorists is never enough because as long as the head of them all is still out there operating and recruiting more combatants to join, the venom still remains. I am referring More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Global terrorism rose 43% in 2013

 State Department says 16 Americans killed out of 17,891 totalSurge complicates sprawling counter-terrorism efforts led by US Terrorist attacks rose 43% worldwide in 2013 despite a splintering of al-Qaida’s More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Iran considers ban on vasectomies

Iran’s parliament is seeking a ban on vasectomies and a tightening of abortion rules as the country moves away from its progressive laws on family planning in an attempt to increase the birthrate. Two decades More...