2004 US election

The neoconservatives in the White House and the Pentagon looked upon the State Department’s Arabists as supporters of the region’s Sunni regimes; some of the neocons saw themselves as the liberators of the Shia and promoters of democracy, and in other cases they merely distrusted the State Department …

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The year had started off on a hopeful note

The year had started off on a hopeful note. U.S. officials expected a new prime minister to be selected any day. They planned for him to sit in the balcony for President Bush’s State of the Union address on January 31, 2006. Gen. George Casey, the four-star commander …

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Richers side of the story

Richer readily conceded that the lack of intelligence crippled the military’s postwar effort. The Pentagon wanted tactical intelligence to go after the resistance that was mushrooming in the summer of 2003, but U.S. intelligence resources were being sucked up by the ongoing search for weapons of mass destruction …

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Seeing Through Possibilities

Sometimes we’re living our life and think “this is it.” We’ll get the kids ready for school in the morning while we get ready for work, and the same day-in, day-out activities can zap us of courage, strength, and even the ability to fight back with faith. If …

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Defining Personas and Keyword Research

A successful SEO campaign begins with good preparation. Before website operators define their content and time goals, they first define their target group through personas. However, keywords take second place. They make up a large part of the SEO strategy. Web designers use the keywords to determine which topics their …

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Understanding Pattern

Humans have long created pattern. Prehistoric cave paintings, such as the mysterious hands (right) dating back 10,000 years, found at the Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands) in Argentina, include patterns within them, for reasons we can only guess at. Over time this use of pattern evolved into …

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How to Memorise Numbers

The ability to remember numbers has many benefits. You can, for instance, memorize and recall such important sequences as:

  • Social Security numbers for everyone in your family
  • Your driver's license number
  • Credit card numbers
  • Birthdays and ages
  • Coordinates
  • Street addresses
  • Phone numbers (Yes, the ability to memorize these still comes …
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What Motivates Your Puppy?

I'm sure you often play fetch with your puppy. Is your puppy a Fetch fanatic? Do they go bonkers for tennis balls? If so, you just stepped up your training game. Instead of reaching for a treat to reward your puppy, you can grab a ball and toss it.

What …

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