Category Archives: Reflexions

Anniversary of a National Disaster


On January 1st, 1959, a jubilant Cuba greeted the flight of a dictator and his henchmen. Castro, the new leader, made the nation experience its worst political, economic and social disaster in the 20th century.

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Cuba, Canada and Their Politicians


From the standpoints of history, geography, languages, races, climate and systems of government, Cuba and Canada are very different countries. But surprisingly, some of their politicians share amazing characteristi

On Equality


Therefore, when the judicial advisory committee submits a list of suitable candidates to the Prime Minister or the provincial Premiers, said elected government officials know that whomever they appoint are fully vetted, qualified, and capable persons who know the law.

ARTS AND BUSINESSES


The best works of arts, past and present, should be accessible to billions. The goal is to expose, not impose, the finest of the arts to as most living humans as possible. Children in particular should be educated in the arts from the cradle. In childhood the human mind absorbs the artistic expressions that family, […]

About Multiculturalism


During the first fourteen years of this century immigrants or their descendants committed crimes in many countries. The worse, motivated by political or religious reasons, were reported by the international media. Acts of violence committed against a family member received local coverage but not much abroad. Few dispute that the vast majority of immigrants are […]

The 24-Hour News Cycle in 2013


The cycle probably started when Ted Turner pieced together CNN, but without the scientific and technological advances in communications and computers that energize You Tube, Google, Twitter, et al, plus the battle for audiences and readers in the media, it wouldn’t have turned into a monster. Practically there is no limit to what will get […]

Role models and the choice of professions


A debate on the quality and future of education has been going on for some years now. Many topics are discussed, from tiger moms in Asia to the factors that make teaching an uninviting profession. At present some geneticists argue that genes affect how people learn to read and write and how they learn mathematics […]