Archive for the ‘ Speaking Out ’ Category

 

Libyan Crossfire Despots Deserve a Choice

October 26th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Libyan Crossfire Despots Deserve a Choice

There are those who advocate removing dictators by any means necessary. Others are strict proponents of the rule of law and believe that everyone, dictators included, is entitled to “due process.”

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America’s Most Famous Signature Moment

September 27th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

America’s Most Famous Signature Moment

John Hancock’s oversized and flamboyant signature on the Declaration of Independence is the main contributor to his lasting fame. In American slang, your signature and your “John Hancock” are one and the same.

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The Eyes of the World Are on Egypt

August 29th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

The Eyes of the World  Are on Egypt

The Arab Awakenings happened because the Arab peoples stopped fearing their leaders – but they stalled because the Arab peoples have not stopped fearing each other.

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The Malaria Phenomenon: Part III

July 27th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

The goal of reducing malaria deaths to near zero by 2015 may be impossible; certainly tricky at best.

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The Malaria Phenomenon Part II

June 28th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

The Malaria Phenomenon Part II

Webster’s defines malaria as “an infectious disease caused by the bite of the anopheles mosquito, and characterized by recurring attacks of fever and chills.” I would add that it is also an implacable killer of men, women and children.

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The Malaria Phenomenon Part I

May 30th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Malaria is one of the most ancient infections known to man. It was noted in the writings of Hippocrates in the 5th century BC. It is not known exactly when malaria first made its appearance in the Americas, but some scholars suggest it is highly probable

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Penny-wise and Pound Foolish

April 27th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Penny-wise and Pound Foolish

He is regarded, after Elvis Presley, as the most notorious king in American history, celebrated historian Bruce G. Kauffman said of King George III of England.

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2011 Was a Bad One… for Dictators

April 1st, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

2011 Was a Bad One… for Dictators

Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Moamar El-Khadhafi in Libya and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia–all were pushed from power in 2011. It was definitely a bad year for dictators and a good year for democracy. Still, more than 40 nations around the world remain

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Take Heed, People

March 2nd, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Take Heed, People

My fellow Bay Islanders and residents, as I write this column, I am staring at a headline in the Miami Herald dated January 22, 2012, that proclaims, “Honduras: murder capital of the world. An unholy alliance of cops, crooks, prisoners, and politicians

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Honduras Confidential

February 2nd, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Honduras Confidential

On October 7, 2011, I received a telephone call from a good friend who informed me that he was holding a newspaper published in Tegucigalpa which proclaimed in bold print that Honduras had become the most violent country on the planet. I wish I could

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