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Pity There Are So Few Heroes Around

Every now and then when I want to feel inspired I visit ted.com. Other times I visit because I want to be reassured that the human race is special and beautiful after I've just been shocked again by ..
(February 29, 2008)
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We Are Living In A Free Love Society

In a rather illuminating article in the latest Trendwatching brief, the discussion is about FREE LOVE. It's about businesses offering goods, services or experiences to consumers for free and making ..
(February 29, 2008)
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Why the Facebook Madness?

What is it about social networking sites, that gets people interested and makes them participate? Some Facebookers are really addicted to their profile and the communities they belong to. They visit ..
(August 28, 2007)
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Terrorist Doctors, Hard to Believe

And here I always felt so ‘not worthy’ when speaking to medical doctors. Qualified doctors are perceived to be the elite, the top strata of intelligence, the level that the ordinary folk like .
(July 02, 2007)
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Terrorist Doctors, Hard to Believe

And here I always felt so ‘not worthy’ when speaking to medical doctors. Qualified doctors are perceived to be the elite, the top strata of intelligence, the level that the ordinary folk like .
(July 02, 2007)
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Happiness is Now a Six Letter Word

With thanks to ‘Der Spiegel’ for that cute headline. I love the stories about people queueing for the new iPhone. Firstly because I am a Mac fan, having used Macs since 1996. Ok then, I'm .
(June 30, 2007)
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John Travolta and His Dance with Princess Diana

There is this lovely little story in the British Daily Mirror where John Travolta is quoted as saying that he had some help when he was experiencing a real dip in his acting career. In fact he is ..
(June 21, 2007)
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Accountability is a Dirty Word

Agent Orange was the highly poisonous dioxins releasing herbicide and defoliant used by the United States military in the Vietnam war. It was used from 1961 to 1971 to encourage trees to denude ..
(June 15, 2007)
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The Children Of The World Are The Responsibility Of Everybody

Sometimes a single image reflects a view of mankind that touches the heart and brings tears to the eyes. I had occasion to look again at the photograph taken by Huynh Cong Ut, now better known as ..
(June 15, 2007)
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High Achievers Want To Prove A Point

There is an interesting theory that I read in an interview on a South African marketing site. The person being interviewed was the CEO of one of, if not, the biggest publishing house in SA. His ..
(June 07, 2007)
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Powerful New Invention

This is my kind of invention. A team of scientists at MIT have demonstrated their, still in its infancy, new technology which has been called WiTricity. The basic principle is that electrical ..
(June 07, 2007)
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Demonstrating For Human Rights

At the G8 conference in Germany, some 16 000 police have been deployed to control an estimated 6 000 protesters. Police are using baton charges, water cannon and tear gas in an attempt, mostly ..
(June 06, 2007)
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How to Make a Million Dollars - Step Eight

Expect pain as you will have to suffer. You will not make a Million Dollars without hurting. And sometimes it can be a fair amount of pain. Unless you win the lotto, it takes some time to get to that .
(June 04, 2007)
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Morality and Sex

In the 21st century it still surprises me to have people state that having sex is a moral issue. The moralists state that you are only allowed sex if you are married. Every other occasion is immoral. .
(June 02, 2007)
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Physician Assisted Suicides - A Moral Dilemma

I'm going to tackle this thorny question. As soon as I have posted this, I am leaving the country. Physician assisted suicide. Ok, I'm ducking already. I was reading about Jack Kevorkian. This ..
(May 31, 2007)
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The Next Big Thing Is - Garbage

For at least three years now, a friend and I have been mulling over what could be the next big thing. In recent years, computers, windows operating system, mobile telephony and internet search ..
(May 30, 2007)
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Al Gore for President

In my small way I have been supporting Hillary Clinton for American President. All of four articles on my blog show my personal vote. As can be seen the American Presidency is not at the top of my ..
(May 25, 2007)
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I Couldn't Finish the London Marathon Because It Was Too Hot

Officials of the London Marathon think this year could be a record in terms of heat on the day of the race. It is expected that the anticipated 23C could break the record temperature of 21C recorded ..
(April 21, 2007)
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A Rare Balanced Budget

I happen to be in South Africa on holiday during the annual budget speech, on Feb 21, 2007, by the Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel. This is his 11th. During this occasion he announced the first ..
(March 11, 2007)
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The World And Debt

The latter part of the 20th century and now the 21st century has seen a global economy that required annual growth to keep the system running smoothly. This growth is engineered by the consumption of .
(March 11, 2007)
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Big Brother Will Be Able to Watch Everything

I am finally reading the Sunday paper dated March 11, 2007. It's a few days late. And in the business and money section an article really jumped out at me screaming Big Brother. It said ..
(March 19, 2007)
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Your Life And You - Compatible?

Here's a story for you. A newspaper I was reading talked about a Reverend Billy in the United States, who although no ordained minister, was out with his church choir every day, preaching against ..
(April 11, 2007)
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Take Responsibility for Your Life

For me, Christopher Reeve personifies the idea of using personal power to take responsibility for ones life. Christopher Reeve, also known as Superman, was an American actor, director, producer and ..
(April 20, 2007)
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Digg Got Buried

The recent stand-off and subsequent back down at Digg was an interesting example of the power of the internet users if they combine their efforts. Digg is a news aggregator site which is heavily ..
(May 02, 2007)
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Do Gays Still Need To Hide Their Sexual Preference?

Lord Browne resigned as chief executive from BP on May 1 with immediate effect. This move was in response to a court battle he had lost. He had unsuccessfully tried to stop a newspaper from printing ..
(May 02, 2007)
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