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Why Western Outrage Following the Brussels Terrorist Attacks Is Useless*

By Alexander Mercouris REPORTS of terrorist attacks in Brussels provoke bitter thoughts. These terrorist attack now happen in Europe with the regularity of clockwork. In 2015 Paris witnessed two. Now it is the turn of Brussels. The pattern of response to each of these terrorist attacks is always the same. Western governments express shock and outrage.  Security is tightened. The weeks pass and everything goes back to what […]

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Europe gets burned playing with fire

Europe gets burned playing with fire

By Finian Cunningham BRUSSELS, the administrative capital of Europe, was turned into a war zone after a series of deadly bomb blasts caused the city to shut down all transport links to the outside world. Zaventem International Airport was struck by two blasts during the early morning rush hour. An hour later, a metro station in downtown Brussels underneath the […]

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The subversive Jesus, a reflection on the meaning of Palm Sunday*

The subversive Jesus, a reflection on the meaning of Palm Sunday*

PALM Sunday’s gospel where Jesus was depicted entering Jerusalem on a donkey followed by a multitude of disciples for the Jewish Passover strikes me as a clear illustration of what true power is compared to that which appears to be real but is actually based on an ephemeral illusion. According to bible scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, […]

De-Dollarization: The Story of Gaddafi’s Gold-Backed Currency is Not Over

De-Dollarization: The Story of Gaddafi’s Gold-Backed Currency is Not Over

A DECLASSIFIED email exchange between former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her adviser Sid Blumenthal shows that Clinton was up to her eyeballs in the Western conspiracy against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his Pan-African “Gold Dinar” currency, F. William Engdahl narrates. A recently declassified email from the illegal private server used by ex-Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary […]

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Dapat imbestigahan*

Dapat imbestigahan*

NITONG nakaraang linggo ay ibinunyag ni Presidential candidate at Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte na may pasabi daw sa kanya si Tiyo Samuel na ibig nitong makipag-usap sa kanya tungkol sa sigalot na kinakaharap ng Pilipinas sa West Philippines Sea. Bagamat wala akong nakikitang lantarang illegal sa kwentong ito ay may palagay ako na dapat paimbestigahan ng pamahalaan ang kwentong […]

Military and police armored vehicles are parked in Baglar district, which is partially under curfew, in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey March 17, 2016 © Sertac Kayar / Reuters

Turkish war crimes? Don’t be absurd – they’re in NATO!

By Neil Clark CIZRE Kurds have accused Turkish forces of carrying out a civilian massacre. It is alleged that 150 people were burnt to death in a basement, and civilians were denied access to food and medical supplies. An RT film crew arrived recently in the ruined town. Amid the scenes of destruction, one woman witness accused Turkish forces of […]

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Tumatagilid si Boy Technocrat*

Tumatagilid si Boy Technocrat*

NITONG nakaraan kong kolum ay nasabi ko na maaaring si Boy Technocrat, na pinapaburan ni Tiyo Samuel, ang mukhang mauupo sa Malacanang dahil alam naman ng lahat na siya ang taga-sulong nang pandaigdigang agenda ng tiyuhin natin na pakialamero. Pero kamakailan ay ipinahayag ni Presidential Candidate at Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte na ibig daw siyang kausapin ni Tiyo Samuel […]

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Pagpupugay kay Senate President Jovito Salonga*

ITINABI ko muna ‘yung paksang gusto ko sanang talakayin dito sa espasyo natin. Pakiramdam ko malaking kasalanan sa bahagi ko kung hindi ako makakapag-ambag sa mga pagkilala, papuri at paggalang na iniaalay ng sambayanang Pilipino sa pumanaw na dating SenatePresident Jovito Salonga. Karamihan ng mga ibinoto ko sa pagka-pangulo ng Pilipinas puronatalo, at isa na rito si Senador Salonga. Pero […]

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Korean Crisis: Why Neither Side Would Be Able to Achieve Victory in a War

TENSIONS on the Korean peninsula escalated to new highs this week, with the US and South Korea carrying out massive military drills, and North Korea test-firing missiles and threatening more nuclear tests. With tensions now threatening to spark open war, military analyst Konstantin Sivkov warns that if war did break out, both sides would lose. In his analysis, published by the […]

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Beyond Deadlines is not just a blog*

Beyond Deadlines is not just a blog*

WE keep hearing people refer to Beyond Deadlines as a blog whenever they talk about it. It is not wrong per se to identify this space in the world wide web as such but it is more accurate to say that this corner of the net is both an electronic news site and a blog. Just like any other respectable […]

Ang technocrat na kaya???*

Ang technocrat na kaya???*

KAHIT huli na ay ibig ko pa ring magpugay sa mga katuwang natin sa pamumuhay, ang mga kababaihan. Nitong nagdaang Martes ay ginunita ng mundo ang pandaidigang araw nila at dahil dito ay binabati ko kayo mga kababaihan – “Happy Women’s Day.” * * * Ayon sa katoto natin na si Abner Galino na isa sa mga writers ng Beyond […]

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Ang kaibahan ng Los Angeles sa Metro Manila pagdating sa trapiko

  MARAMI ang nahihirapang pumili ng kanilang mga kandidato para sa pagka-pangulo at pangalawang pangulo ng Pilipinas. Ayos sana kung dahil sa sobrang gagaling ng mga pinagpipilian kung kaya nahihirapan tayong magpasya. Ang saya natin sana kung ito ang dahilan kung bakit ‘di tayo makapili ng iboboto. Kaso nga po ay hindi. Buntong-hininga! Pero ‘wag n’yong sabihing onli in the […]

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What Role Will Russia Play in the US-Chinese South China Sea Drama?

What Role Will Russia Play in the US-Chinese South China Sea Drama?

THE US-Chinese standoff in the South China Sea is heating up, with Washington dispatching a small armada to the area following reports that Beijing had reinforced a key island with fighters and air defenses. Much has been said and written about the dispute, with Russian analysts left pondering: if push comes to shove, what will Russia’s role be? On Thursday, […]

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Sagutin ninyo…*

Sagutin ninyo…*

KAYA parang kumikinang ang rehimen ni Ferdinand Marcos Sr. ngayon ay dahil naging malaya ang media pagkatapos ng kanyang diktadura. Naiuulat na sa publiko ang mga bagay na hindi maibalita noong panahon ng mapanupil niyang rehimen (1972-86) katulad ng mataas na krimen at labis na kahirapan sa lipunan. Ang kawalan ng kalayaan sa pamamahayag ang isa sa mga pangunahing dahilan […]

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Rising Dragon: What Lies Behind China’s Multi-Billion Global Investments

THE Chinese government has invested hundreds of billions of dollars into soft power which is one of the priorities in country’s development. Despite the fact that Beijing still falls short of the US and Europe in promoting its culture abroad some significant progress has been made. The issue of China’s soft power there is that there is a variety of assessments for the […]

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Mga kaganapang pulitikal sa Los Angeles, jamming sa La Habra at iba pa*

MASIGLA ang galaw ng pulitika dito sa Los Angeles. Hindi man maihahambing sa “init” ng bakbakan sa Pilipinas, masarap pa ring sundan ang banggaan ng mga grupong pulitikal dito. Dalawang ilog ang nilalanguyan ng mga Filipino-American o Fil-Am (hindi po ako Fil-Am, “FF” lang po ako – feeling Fil-Am) dito sa Los Angeles. Ito po ang pulitika sa Pilipinas at […]

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The unfulfilled aspirations of EDSA @ 30*

The unfulfilled aspirations of EDSA @ 30*

THE 30th anniversary of the EDSA People’s Power Revolution was recently celebrated amidst the poverty that constantly wears down our people and the uncertainty that grips the world, especially in the Middle East. EDSA is where the hopes of millions of Filipinos for a better living condition and more political freedom are after we deposed the 21-year Marcos regime through […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Sadyang walang kahihiyan*

Sadyang walang kahihiyan*

SADYANG wala ng natitirang pagpapahalaga sa kahihiyan ng ating bayan ang pamunuan ni Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino III. Nasabi ko ito matapos payagan ng kanyang administrasyon na maglagay ang Kaharian ng Saudi Arabia ng sarili nilang security x-ray machines sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport dahil umano sa banta ng terorismo laban sa kanilang mga eroplano dito sa lugar natin. Hindi […]

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US Demands for N. Korea to Abandon Nuclear Program ‘Extremely Hypocritical’

THE United States says it is pursuing peace on the Korean peninsula. And yet, when Pyongyang offered to hold peace talks that could officially end the 65-year-old war, Washington declined. Speaking to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear, Sarah Sloan of the ANSWER Coalition explains. “In 1994 there was an agreement signed between the United States and the DPRK,” activist Sarah Sloan […]

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Foreign Policy Diary – Syria Ceasefire. Strategic Implications

Foreign Policy Diary – Syria Ceasefire. Strategic Implications

              Now we know who are really warring in Syria… ©southfront Video ©YouTUBE

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Si Pacman at ang kanyang cherry-picked moral crusade*

HUMINGI ng tawad ang Pambansang Kamao. Tapos, ipinahanda ang isang long table sa magara niyang mansiyon. Pinatawag ang sanrekwang bading ng pamayanan. Pinakain sila ng isang masaganang hapunan. Ayos ‘di ba? Laitin mo ang mga tao, tapos palamunin mo. Para move on na tayo. One hypocrisy after another. Wala akong problema kay Pacman kung gusto niyang mangaral ng moralidad. Si […]

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Pag-alaala sa mga paring Gomburza* **

Pag-alaala sa mga paring Gomburza* **

EWAN ko kung bakit walang ginagawang kapansin-pansin na pagpapahalaga ang pamahalaan kina Padre Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos at Jacinto Zamora gayong utang natin sa kanila ang ating kamalayang Filipino ngayon. Hindi dapat nating malimutan na ang kamatayan ng tatlong pari sa pamamagitan ng garote ang gumising at nagpaalab sa diwang makabayan ng ating mga bayani tulad nila Marcelo H. Del […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Historiko ang paghaharap ni Papa Fracsico at Patriarko Kirill sa Cuba*

Historiko ang paghaharap ni Papa Fracsico at Patriarko Kirill sa Cuba*

SA kabila ng pagiging mayorya ng mga Kristiyano sa ating bansa ay kataka-takang hindi napagtuunan ng pansin ng mainstream media ang balita ng paghaharap ni Papa Franisco at Patriarko Kirill ng Russian Orthodox Church sa Cuba. Ang makasaysayang pagkikita ni Papa Francisco at Patriarko Kirill ay maaring maging daan ng pagkakaisa muli ng simbahang Romano Katoliko at mga simbahang Eastern […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Agape (God’s love)*

Agape (God’s love)*

THE United States is an exception when it comes to religiosity. Normally, only citizens of poor countries consider religion important in their lives but this North American nation surprisingly bucks this trend. According to a 2009 Gallup survey, 65 percent of the people here considered religion important in their lives. Nevertheless, despite this surprising find, holy week here is observed […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Mga tula para sa Araw ng mga Puso*

MALIGAYANG Araw ng mga puso sa inyong lahat! Kanya-kanyang diskarte para mapasaya ang ating mga mahal sa buhay. Siyempre, karaniwan na ang pagbibigay ng mga tsokolate, rosas at card. ‘Yung iba, matagal nang nagpa-reserve ng mesa sa mga paborito nilang restaurant. ‘Yung iba naman, sorpresa ang inihanda. Noong panahon namin, iba ang ibig sabihin ng sorpresa. Biglang liko ‘yun. Ewan […]

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