Allan on April 29th, 2012

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the early hours of April 6th,  two men, Jacob England and Alvin Watts, entered a predominantly black neighborhood and started shooting people.   They shot 5 black people, 3 of whom died. Police arrested the perpetrators two days later.  They confessed and were charged with three counts of first degree murder and […]

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Allan on April 16th, 2012

Exactly one hundred years ago, April 15th, 1912, RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. The tragic and fascinating story of Titanic has captivated the public for a century and its centennial is being commemorated in various ways. The Titanic story could be a Shakespearean  tragedy—about a magnificent, state-of the-art vessel, the world’s largest at that […]

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Allan on April 2nd, 2012

On March 30th the 2012 Mexican presidential election campaigns officially began. Yes, the candidates had already been chosen, and yes they were already being sized up by the Mexican electorate, and yes they were doing things related to campaigning. But, based on the strict rules laid down by Mexico’s IFE (Instituto Federal Electoral), they were […]

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