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The Poisoned Mastermind
Leyi Johnson was a brilliant mind, a master of mathematics and politics. He ruled the chessboard of Nobi, making his moves in the shadows, confident in his power. But 33 years ago, he was trapped in a deadly plot, a game he did not know he was playing. His enemies had rigged the chessboard, and he was a pawn in their hands. His academic excellence, his strategic genius, his pragmatic skills, all became useless against the dark forces that schemed against him. He was outsmarted, outplayed, and outlived by the very game he thought he had conquered. The chessboard, his domain, became his doom, and Leyi was checkmated by the hidden hands that moved the pieces.
Analyzing Democrats' Sweeping Victories in the 2023 Election
The 2023 Election Day witnessed remarkable victories for the Democratic Party, with notable wins in Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and Kentucky. However, these triumphs occurred amidst low polling numbers for President Biden. My purpose is to reconcile these seemingly contradictory outcomes by delving into the factors that contributed to the Democrats' sweeping victories and exploring potential reasons behind President Biden's low polling figures, supported by relevant statistics.
Decorum and Statesmanship
The recent clash between Republican Sen. Markwayne Mullin and Sean O'Brien, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing has raised concerns about the state of discourse within congressional proceedings. While robust debate is an integral part of democracy, the overt escalation to a physical challenge underscores the urgency for a more measured and respectful approach.
Calling Moscow - 20
This conversation happened on November 14, 2023, after Trump went through some of his records and stumbled upon a transcript of a 2019 call with Putin.
Do Blair and Cameron have right stuff to stop the Gaza genocide?
Yesterday proved to be another bizarre day in British political life, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak cutting the umbilical cord with fire-breathing Home Secretary Suella Braverman, whose venomous rhetoric about “hate marches” across the country in protest against Israeli genocide in Gaza had gone down like a lead balloon, and ordaining a shock resurrection for one former PM, with the possibility of a second coming for another.
DC Is Back!
When David Cameron stepped down in 2016 most political pundits thought it was game over. However, in a cabinet reshuffle, the former Prime Minister is back.
Support for Gaza ceasefire brings Cardiff to a standstill
Buoyed by the Senedd’s endorsement for an immediate call for a ceasefire in Gaza to prevent further suffering, thousands of Welsh humanitarians gathered at the Aneurin Bevan statue at the bottom of Queen Street yesterday to demand Westminster follows suit on Tuesday following a parliamentary debate on the crisis.
OLAP vs OLTP: The Best Method of Analyzing Aggregated Data in SaaS
After developing a web application or web service (SaaS) and overcoming a tumultuous period of its growth, you may eventually reach a dead end and become lost in how to grow further. For some reason, new possibilities don’t give you what you expected, and covering new markets doesn’t grant you the anticipated profit. As a result, you put in your SaaS solution more than you get in return.
March to follow Senedd vote of support for Gaza ceasefire
Tomorrow I hope thousands of people will take to the streets in Cardiff, following Wednesday’s Senedd vote in favour of an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, to support the humanitarian stance taken by Welsh politicians against the genocide caused by Israel in the Palestinian enclave.
Sunak Wades in About Sir Mark Rowley.
On Saturday, will be, Armistice Day, when the guns fell silent in WW I. Between 1914 - 18 British, French, Germans, Russians, Americans, Turks, Austrians, Hungarians, etc, were slaughtered in a war that was supposed to be "The War to End All Wars". My grandmother's brother was captured, by the Germans in WW1. He was, thankfully, well-treated and released when this conflict ended.
Calling Moscow - 19
This conversation happened on November 10, following rumors of Putin’s death and Trump’s testimony in the New York civil fraud case.
Suella: Goes to synagogue and a big fan of chicken schnitzel
Apparently Suella Braverman is Britain’s home secretary, not something I was totally aware of as I’ve virtually abstained from “politics” decades ago and generally have very little regard for the people who seek public office. If someone emerged on the political scene who genuinely had a sense of justice and a desire to serve the people of our country I’d take an interest… but sadly I feel very few of them do.