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Curtain Raiser

Curtain Raiser: The President’s Choice & Yours, Colltalers

The President’s Choice & Yours, Colltalers

The U.S. has been at war in the Middle East for all but the first nine months of the 21th century. President Obama may have just signed the guarantee that it’ll remain so for at least another 10 years. Worse: the world seems no longer hesitant to follow such trail of fire as it once did.
After a time of healthy self-doubt, when he warded off Pentagon…

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Soup to Nuts

Soup to Nuts: The Office Thief, the Chinese Sitters & Three-Boob Woman

The Office Thief, The Chinese
Sitters & the Three-Boob Woman

Knowingly or not, we all play parts in the staging of someone else’s drama. Some are petty and ruin the proceedings, as others, humbly, master the hapless roles. Yet, there are those whose self-immolating act may make them come out stronger by the end of the third act.
Let’s start with that infamous office jester, the refrigerator thief…

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Curtain Raiser: A March for the Ages, Colltalers

The Climate Alarm Went Off, Colltalers The U.N. Climate Summit, which starts tomorrow in New York, is a last-ditch effort by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to engage governments and corporations in the climate change issue.

Curtain Raiser: A March for the Ages, Colltalers

The Climate Alarm Went Off, Colltalers The U.N. Climate Summit, which starts tomorrow in New York, is a last-ditch effort by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to engage governments and corporations in the climate change issue.

11:58AM: Thousands March for Peace & Action on Climate Change

Thousands March for Peace & Action on Climate Change You should’ve heard the amazing roaring wave traveling through the crowd, once the Minute of Silence ended and the alarms sounded.

11:58AM: Thousands March for Peace & Action on Climate Change

Thousands March for Peace & Action on Climate Change You should’ve heard the amazing roaring wave traveling through the crowd, once the Minute of Silence ended and the alarms sounded.

Three to Get Ready

Three to Get Ready: Through Changing Times, Occupy Wall Street Remains on Message

Through Changing Times, Occupy
Wall Street Remains on Message

While the third anniversary celebration of the Occupy Wall Street movement was a subdued affair last Wednesday at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, it’s fitting that Strike Debt, one its offshoots, was scoring a major win on its efforts to buy and cancel debt.
As a couple of hundred activists were back at the place where the protest…

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Curtain Raiser

Curtain Raiser: Heading Forward to the Past, Colltalers

Heading Forward to the Past, Colltalers

We’re back to our miserable ways again, a steady, media-fueled, seemingly inexorable path to yet another war in a faraway land. As we all now know, this chain reaction always starts when ‘advisors’ are sent. Then come the air strikes and shortly thereafter, a full blown intervention.
Whether President ‘Hope’ Obama is to blame for lighten up the wick this…

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Mission to Rio

Mission to Rio: ‘My Schedule Is Full for the Next 30 Years’

‘My Schedule Is Full
For the Next 30 Years’

In a city Maubrey Destined, NYC, 2014like New York, you’re bound to run into someone like Maubrey Destined: a man with a dream and a meticulous plan to pursue it. But even with the many like him, in a place where eight million dream of reinventing themselves, we all could learn something from his quest.
The German-born Ghanaian-American 100-meter sprinter, who’s on a mission to…

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Bloody Girdles

Bloody Girdles: Things You Didn’t Know About Gladiators, Vikings, & Crusaders

Things You Didn’t Know About
Gladiators, Vikings & Crusaders

As soon as football season kicks off the U.S., we’re once again fed a nauseating diet of war metaphors to go along with the game. All this talk about warriors, soldiers, and battles, has an upside though: it gets us to raid our files on that trio of mythical combatants of ancient times.
Far from unique on their intimacy with pain and…

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Curtain Raiser

Curtain Raiser: The Dignity Collectors, Colltalers

The Dignity Collectors, Colltales

If you’re an American resident, you may live in a household that owes $15K in credit card debt. If there’s a mortgage, its outstanding debt may be $150K. And if there’s one or more college students sharing your last name, then there’s another $33K each to be added to the bill.
Thus, without counting living expenses, just the fact that you live in the world’s…

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Caturday: The Pyros Official Family Photo, 1909

The Pyros Official Family Photo, 1909 Edmund, Ernest & Cecilia, being immortalized by one of the greatest photographers of the day.

Caturday: The Pyros Official Family Photo, 1909

The Pyros Official Family Photo, 1909 Edmund, Ernest & Cecilia, being immortalized by one of the greatest photographers of the day.