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50 WEEKS TO 12/21/12: PLANET NOW READY FOR THE BIG LEAP FORWARD

50 WEEKS TO 12/21/12: PLANET NOW READY FOR THE BIG LEAP FORWARD

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza / Guru Ra

31 December 2011

 

 

A Happy New Year to all spiritual seekers, freethinkers, aspirants, mystics & gurus!

 

The Planetary Ascension is just 50 weeks and couples of days away as of this writing. Terrans just celebrated the last Christmas (Dec. 24/25) for the 3rd dimension/density history of the planet.…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 31, 2011 at 3:22am — No Comments

BLUEPRINTING OCEAN & COASTAL SUSTAINABILITY

BLUEPRINTING OCEAN & COASTAL SUSTAINABILITY

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Effective ocean governance, ocean & coastal sustainability, blue-green development seem to be among the new clichés formed by experts in the development circles notably the international organizations. Westerners are particularly prone to ‘fetishism of the concept’ as the late sociologist C.Wright Mills noted the phenomenon (in his critique of Talcott Parsons), so…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 29, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments

RETHINKING CHRISTMAS: AN ARCHEOLOGY OF MEANINGS

RETHINKING CHRISTMAS: AN ARCHEOLOGY OF MEANINGS

Erle Frayne Argonza



[See: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com/2007_12_01_archive.html]

A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone else!

That I started with a goodwill greeting associated with the Christmas occasion doesn’t make me a church devotee of which I definitely am not. I have departed a long time ago yet…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 23, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

NORWAY TOPS 2011 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, CONGO IS LAST

NORWAY TOPS 2011 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, CONGO IS LAST

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

The United Nations Development Program had released the 2011 report on Human Development. Gladly, the peace-sponsoring nation of Norway topped the human development ranking worldwide. Sadly, the struggling republic of Congo was the last.

 

Let me express my own Big Kudos! to the people of Norway and all of the stakeholders involved that made…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 18, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

DOES G-20 PROTECT PEOPLE?

DOES G-20 PROTECT PEOPLE?

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Does G20 protect people? If so, up to what extent do people matter to the aggrupation of the world’s wealthiest nations? If in case the G20 does protect its own people, does such protection apply to the people of its aid clientele countries?

 

People not things matter most, says a famous line from the legendary  Mao Tsetung of China’s revolutionaries. A populist line, it has…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 17, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments

LATIN AMERICANS BREEDING LESS, YET SERVICES SLOW IN COMING

LATIN AMERICANS BREEDING LESS, YET SERVICES SLOW IN COMING

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Latin America’s population growth has been slowing down. This could be part of the broad trend of demographic transition, where population growth finally slows down as economic growth moves up.

 

The bad news though is that Latin America’s peoples don’t seem to get access to services as quickly as one gets in economically growing countries.…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 14, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

WHERE GOES EGYPTIAN MIGRANTS RETURNING FROM LIBYA?

WHERE GOES EGYPTIAN MIGRANTS RETURNING FROM LIBYA?

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

It seems that Egypt has become a catch basin for expatriates who were chased by the ghosts of the conflicts in Tunisia and Libya. The latter conflict has been particularly traumatizing, so a little empathy from any observer will lead to the conclusion that any migrant that sought shelter in neighboring countries wouldn’t eye going back to the source of that…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 13, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

DO PEOPLE’S CHOICES COUNT IN DEVELOPMENT GOALS?

DO PEOPLE’S CHOICES COUNT IN DEVELOPMENT GOALS?

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Do people’s choices count at all in the setting of development goals, whether these be the broadest compass of change or the typical short-term palliatives by erstwhile technocrats? This is a big question in today’s globalizing context where over 7 billion people are spread out across a rapidly urbanizing planet.

 

Expanding people’s choices is a matter of…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 12, 2011 at 3:08am — No Comments

TUNISIA JUMP-STARTS S & T

TUNISIA JUMP-STARTS S & T

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Tunisia is a showcase country in terms of the governance change waged via the Arab Spring. The turbulence that saw the overthrow of the authoritarian regime there surely had some dislocating effects on certain sectors.

 

Needless to say, the event was so tumultuous as to have put to a near-catastrophic halt the development thrusts of the nation. Gargantuan amounts of…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 11, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

TUNISIA JUMP-STARTS S & T

TUNISIA JUMP-STARTS S & T

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Tunisia is a showcase country in terms of the governance change waged via the Arab Spring. The turbulence that saw the overthrow of the authoritarian regime there surely had some dislocating effects on certain sectors.

 

Needless to say, the event was so tumultuous as to have put to a near-catastrophic halt the development thrusts of the nation. Gargantuan amounts of…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 7, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

CASH-STRAPPED G20 RAISES FUNDS VIA FUN SHOW

CASH-STRAPPED G20 RAISES FUNDS VIA FUN SHOW

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

It seems cash-strapped wealthy nations are desperate in raising funds to use for development aid or related sweeteners in the group’s dealings with poor nations. Their officials, who have targeted to raise $50 Billions for development aid, just may be running out of fresh ideas precisely on how to raise funds for the largesse.

 

No wonder that the said power…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 6, 2011 at 1:32am — No Comments

GLOBAL OPEN ACCESS PORTAL

GLOBAL OPEN ACCESS PORTAL

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

A recent exciting development in shared information systems was the launching of the Global Open Access Portal. Through this system, scientific information can now be disseminated and mutually shared by enthused stakeholders across…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 4, 2011 at 4:49pm — No Comments

BRAZIL’S POOR NORTHEAST GETS DEVELOPMENT BOOST

BRAZIL’S POOR NORTHEAST GETS DEVELOPMENT BOOST

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Brazil is a bustling middle income country that possesses its own complexities, from socioeconomics to cultural diversity. Though redistribution has been fairly appreciative as over half of its population are…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 3, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

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