Vasco de Sousa

The first of all Human Rights

Human rights seem to be falling out of favor. I’ve heard old men deride them, as if they were some new legislative fashion akin to political correctness or “austerity” with their pensions. Recent events in Europe, with the so-called European Court of Human Rights, have tried to bend the meaning of “human rights” in that […]

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The Position

Our brave hero, the Ambitious Candidate (who was exploring the Sea of Jobs for a New Opportunity), was travelling from Interview Bay to FollowupLand, on the Career Peninsula, when his ship (the HJS Network) was blown off course by a barrage of unexpected questions.

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George III and the 76p Stamps

The Royal Mail is kindly reminding us why the American Patriots signed the Declaration of Independence.  It costs 76p to send a letter from the the mainland Britain Empire to America.  And who is on a 76p stamp?  None other than King George III. King George III, of course, is remembered as the man who introduced the “stamp […]

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Melting hearts to bring down a wall of ice

Whatever happened in Iran Contra, that didn’t win the cold war. The Berlin Wall didn’t come down until after Reagan left office, but most of us knew that the fall of communism was just a matter of time. By the end of Reagan’s presidency, Perestroika, Glasnost, and sympathetic soviet characters in children’s cartoons showed us […]

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Breaking News: Chinese Rebels capture Beijing – November 6, ’11

Hong kong Nov. 6  “There was an extroardinary outburst of enthusiasm here today when a report came from Shanghai that the native city of Pekin [Beijing] had been captured by the Rebels.” The Washington Herald reports. “Rebel flags appeared everywhere.” The rebels also captured Zhenjiang, apparently peacefully. “There was no disorder.” And in Shanghai, a […]

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