SOMEONE ELSE’S BABY….

From it’s enviable position as being the greatest publicly-accessible repository of all of human history and knowledge, the Internet, like anything else devised by man, is open not only to manipulation, but is one of the most successful tools ever devised to spread disinformation and propaganda on an unprecedented scale. A single composite image (MEME), or any number of completely fictitious claims or accusations, can circumnavigate the planet within a matter of seconds and before very much time has passed, […]

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GERMANY’S HIDDEN POOR….

Frank Jordans @wirereporter MONTREAL GAZETTE At first glance Christel Paweski’s small plot of land, with its garden gnome and flower beds, appears to be the epitome of comfortable German retirement. Tucked away among the flowers are rows of potatoes, peppers and cabbage that the former nurse carefully tends. But her gardening isn’t a hobby – it’s survival. On her meagre pension, Paweski simply can’t afford to buy groceries at the store. Paweski’s plight and that of millions of other Germans […]

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