TRUTHSQUARE.com - The most provocative global platform for promoting Your Truth!En Truth Squared: Tribute to Margaret Thatcher: great leader has uncovered an alarming void
When Margaret Thatcher passed away recently, it made me sad, though I saw her only on TV. I guess, I was not the only one, for whom this loss mattered - all news channels were full of reminiscences and reviews about her policies and personality. Though some still hated the "iron Lady", overall the whole world was mourning for a great leader. Those who are now in their 40-ies and 50-ies, will probably understand what I am going to say. In every person's life there are heroes and demons, who left an imprint on their personality, on life principles and attitudes. An older friend from school shares a "wisdom" from the street, a "Jenny from the block" leaves first impressions about love and relationships, an unorthodox professor at the institute provokes your desire to think differently, an author of an interesting book sets sails for some of your spiritual journeys, while leaders at national/international levels show you how to lead (of course, if you have an inkling for leading)...
Sun, 26 May 2013 13:35:48 -0500
Truth Squared: Searching for truth about shocking killing in Moldova puts the country to serious integrity and morality test.
On Sunday January 6th, in the middle of calm New Year and Christmas holidays, the bomb exploded in Chisinau, Moldova, when the leader of Ant-Mafia movement Sergiu Mocanu has declared that the General Prosecutor of the country Valeriu Zubco has killed a man on December 23rd, and tried to cover it.<p />What followed afterwards, facts and comments that slowly emerge about this tragic accident, especially those done by the younger generation, which exploded the blogosphere and social networks with revolt and demand decisive actions, definitely show that the country so much praised by EU leaders for its successful reforms, is put to a serious integrity and morality tests. <p />Bad hunting accidents do happen, especially when hunting in groups on a limited area. Hunters have to follow procedures, and still it’s quite a risky activity. Shit can happen to anyone any time.<p />Remember the hunting accident done by United States Vice President Dick Cheney in 2006? So, no one is immune to mishaps...
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:19:47 -0600
Truth Squared: EU praises Moldova: for efficient reforms or for building a kingdom of oligarchs?
Within the last few months the Republic of Moldova has hosted a few top EU leaders, with Catherine Ashton being on the list of next VIPs to visit the country. Every one of them has loudly praised Moldova for implementing successful reforms, which is good for maintaining the high morale of the ruling coalition on its officially declared way to European integration. But are the successes true? High delegations usually come to Moldova for maximum a day, are well received in the famous unique in the world wineries, and then leave, and it is quite doubtful they see the real life and problems of Moldovans. <p />Moldova now is officially the poorest country in Europe. Once a prosperous entity in the former Soviet Union, it had the same level of life standards as Baltic States, and when Soviet Union started to disintegrate in 1990, it even had a higher quality of life than neighboring Romania. But 20 years have passed, and Baltic States as well as Romania are full fledged members of EU, and though Romania has its own serious socio-economic troubles, nevertheless rapid changes for better can be seen and felt at a glance there...
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:47:08 -0600
Truth Squared: Think twice about food supplements and vitamins!
Green tea is praised as an excellent healthy drink, but ever wondered that it can be harmful, too?!<p />They say, human beings could live 150-200 years, if they wouldn't be prone to viruses, bacteria, parasites, worsening ecology, and had they not abused food and alcohol. The God has created human body as a unique and formidable organism, the natural resistance and self-regulatory and self-sustaining capacities of which most of us start to destroy from the very birth. Our body is an excellently tuned instrument, which knows itself what, how much and when to feed it - just listen carefully to it - while Mother Nature has provided the right nourishment and treatment for everyone and for any disease - unfortunately, we just do not know yet all the secret healing natural ingredients.<p />If you are not able to listen to your body, then remember the key words: moderation and caution.<p />Look into the news: alarming rise in obese people, including children, rise in diabetes, rise in depression (and suicide) rates, rise in hormonal disorders, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and so on...
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:15:07 -0600
Truth Squared: The Bildergberg rules the world: truth to be unveiled soon?
There was a news recently, that at the last meeting of Bilderberg group in May in US, the fate of the presidential elections has been already decided: the Republican Mitt Romney is to win.<p />At that time this seemed unrealistic, but as the elections are approaching and especially after the first public debate, lost by Obama (actually, usually so charismatic and strong, he looked then apathetic and fatalistic), and controversial Gallup poll, such an outcome looks more and more real. Do you remember the year 2000 elections? It may repeat... with slight variations.<p />So, we’ll see in about ten days, if Bilderbergs rule the world and are real kingmakers, as conspiracy theories say.<p />I recall a 2009 movie about the New World Order, where some street activists were demonstrating against Bilderberg meetings, and then I thought: what a shallow approach! It's a well known fact that intellectual and financial elite drive the world forward - the alternative to that happened, for example, in Russia, where in 1917 the socialist revolution gave power to "workers and peasants"...
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:48:53 -0500
Truth Squared: The troubles of iPhone: will iPhone 5 be a boost or a bust?
When recently Apple shares abruptly fell because they had another great quarter with unparalleled returns, but slightly under expectations, I didn’t believe Wall Street - I believe my guts and I believe in good products, which make customers happy. And I am pretty sure that Apple with its current wonderful products, with the rumored Apple TV (Apple can turn the TV industry upside down if it launches a revolutionary integrated product), with an iCloud, AppStore and iTunes platform, seamlessly merging all Apple products, the company has a stable growth forecast. But it doesn’t mean it should be complacent.<p />For 18 years I am an Apple user, and in most part it coincided with Steve Jobs period that can be characterized in two words as revolutionary innovation. I’ve been and I am still very happy with my Apple computers and MacOS - these two things always stood apart from Microsoft dominated market as a sign of exclusivity, excellent design, quality, reliability and ease of use...
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:21:12 -0500
Truth Squared: "Pendulum politics" of Moldova or is it truly important geopolitically?
After almost three years of a stalemate political tension in the Republic of Moldova is currently rising to a peak not only because the Parliament is trying again to elect a President, but also due to the fact that the Moldovan separatist region Transnistria has recently elected a new President. With that in mind, not only Moldovan politicians argue about the country's geopolitical importance, but also foreign nations are making their bets on future's Moldovan course, as it is really like a roulette: it's either "red" with communists still playing the card of "our future is with Russia and within the CIS customs/economic union, on one side, or "black", or in our case better say "blue" as is the flag of the European Union, integration with which is a trump card of the democratic parties.<p />On one side, most of the population has been for many years quite skeptic about integrating into the EU: for 200 years Moldova was in the orbit of huge Russian economic, political and religious influence, which has not disappeared up today...
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 14:30:41 -0600
Truth Squared: The people’s new world religion?
The importance of religions in the history of mankind is hard to overestimate. From ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman Gods, to paganism, to Islam and Buddhism, to Protestantism and Baptism, to Pantheism and Hinduism, to Christianity - so many forms and ramifications, which not simply permeated the history, but, in the end, it is History per se, as religions have affected everything around us, starting from moral values and education of an individual, to moral systems of nations. Religions have immensely impacted culture, architecture, music, sciences. Religions divided states and have made wars and, unfortunately, are continuing to fight for influence. And while different cultures currently are battling over whose God is better, unnoticeably but steadily a new kind of religion is slowly emerging. And it has all the potential to become a new world religion.<p />It is said that for an ideology to be considered a religion, three prerequisites are necessary: assuring salvation, believing in a precise theology, and converting the nonbelievers...
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:01:36 -0500
Truth Squared: Arab Spring 2011: a slightly different point of view
Comments and conclusions about the unprecedented wave of revolutions in the Arab world during the spring of 2011 are in abundance, though if we drain them down to essence, practically all of them will have petrol and growing islamism, in certain combinations, as a main reason. But is that true?<p /> Yes and no.<p /> Remember the 1975 Sydney Pollack movie “Three Days of the Condor” with Robert Redford as the main hero? <p /> 1975, two years after the first major world oil crisis, which has resulted in wave of petrol assets redistribution in the arab oil extracting countries, in a sharp multiple increase of international oil prices, and in a painful realization by the leading world powers of dependence of their future economic growth on stable deliveries of petrol from the main oil producing countries. Robert Redford under the code name “Condor” is a member of a group of CIA analysts, who quite accidentally unveil a CIA operational network of agents infiltrated into the Middle East and Arab world...
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:43:59 -0500
Truth Squared: Eurovision song contest voting: is it fair?
Another Eurovision song contest in Dusseldorf ended with a surprising victory of Azerbaijan. After the semi-finals not many comments in various mass media sources favored this country, and I guess talks about “unfair”, “rigged” voting system will emerge again. <p />Many contestants performed well and deserved to be a winner or next to number one. And Azerbaijan was also good, but why its “lullaby” song unexpectedly got so many votes? Was Hungary or Finland or Serbia worse? Lena from Germany, the last year winner, yet again performed extremely well, showing her exclusive vocals, charm and charisma. Georgia rocked the party as well. What about Moldova with an extremely original performance of “Zdob si Zdub”? After their last time participation at the Eurovision contest in Kiev with their famous “Bunica bate doba” there were some articles in the West stating that the voting system basically stole the victory from the Moldovan band. This year they not only managed to sing quite a dynamic and rhythmic rock song, but also originally combined it again with national colors...
Sun, 15 May 2011 06:22:06 -0500
True Statistics: Lack of truly great world leaders nowadays is caused by:
  • Domination of corporate interests - money rules
  • Lower morals of politicians
  • Nobody needs truly strong leaders - it's easier to pull strings without them
  • The world has not yet reached the edge, when such a leader will inevitably emerge
  • Falling general IQ of politicians, their narrow-mindedness
Sun, 26 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500
True Statistics: None of the top EU visits to Moldova, as well as other events in Moldova got any fair coverage by Euronews, because:
  • The chief of Euronews news department is Romanian
  • No one really cares about news from Moldova
  • EU is preoccupied by its own more serious troubles
  • There is nothing interesting or nice to relate from Moldova
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:50:17 -0600
True Statistics: Do you think the use of vitamins and food supplements:
  • Should be freely available, but with loud and clear warning of harmful side effects
  • Should be continuously freely accessible over the counter
  • Should be more strictly controlled and regulated by state authorities
  • Should be prescribed by doctors only
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:18:13 -0600
True Statistics: What is money?
  • Monetized debt and thus a tool for enslaving people.
  • The expression of the pinnacle of human civilization.
  • A harmless medium of exchange.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:50:07 -0500
True Statistics: Do you think gay marriages:
  • Present a threat to society and family, and should be banned as sinful acts
  • Present a threat to morals of society and to the future of marriage/family institution, but should be left an option in present democracies
  • Present a long-term solution for a growing problem, which on the contrary will allow containing the impact of this phenomena on societies
  • Don't have any long-term impact, so let them be
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 06:50:47 -0500
True Statistics: Do you think the year of the Dragon 2012 will be:
  • The year that will bring a major global reset and new beginnings.
  • The year of economic and political perturbations, worse than in 2011.
  • Just another year.
  • The year of the end of the world, as predicted by some prophets.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 14:56:07 -0600
True Statistics: Do you think the wave of revolutions in the arab world in spring of 2011 was:
  • Indirectly induced by the foreign powers interested to change the geopolitical balance in the region.
  • A result of a tactical cooperation between radical islamists and the Western democracies.
  • A spontaneous revolt of the people fed up by the corrupted autocracies and misery they lived in.
  • A rise in religious rebellion sponsored by radical islamists.
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:45:43 -0500
True Statistics: Do you think the Eurovision song contest is:
  • Unfair and rules need to be changed.
  • Easy to be rigged.
  • Quite fair and rules don’t need changing.
  • Impossible to be rigged.
Sun, 15 May 2011 06:25:03 -0500
True Statistics: Do you think leaking/selling out sensitive information from your place of work:
  • is a criminal act and should be severely punished
  • is an immoral act of betrayal
  • is a selfless act, helping establish justice
  • can be excused only and exclusively when required by official undercover investigations
  • is good, if they pay good money for it
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:54:21 -0600
True Statistics: Referring to ticket refunds for not flying the low cost fares for some private reasons, do you think that:
  • budget airlines should be obligated to always refund us, based on clear regulations safeguarding them from malpractice and abuses
  • budget airlines should be obliged by law to always refund us in the same electronic way regardless of the ticket fare, since we haven’t used their services
  • budget airlines should not be obligated to refund us regardless of the ticket fare, as they won’t survive the competition
  • budget airlines should refund us only if we pay for this special term, to help them cover the costs of refunding
  • budget airlines should not be obligated to refund us, because of some other reasons
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 04:34:24 -0600
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<br>With regard to Europe being under a single currency, Margaret Thatcher once said: “Every single fixed exchange rate has cracked in the end. We’re all at different levels of development of our economies. Some countries simply couldn’t live up to a single currency…We should each of us be proud to be separate countries cooperating together.”
Mon, 27 May 2013 00:12:48 -0500
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<br>Pope Benedict: Gay marriage is a threat to the traditional family, that undermines the future of humanity itself.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 07:20:21 -0500
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<br>"Women. They are a complete mystery" - answered Stephen Hawking, one of the world's most renowned scientists, a professor who unravelled some of the most complex questions of modern physics, when asked what he thinks most about.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 07:11:57 -0500
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<br>IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned that the world economy is under threat. “What we are saying to all developing economies is beware of what is happening in advanced economies at the moment. Beware of the clouds that are accumulating in European skies,” Lagarde said.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 15:05:12 -0600
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<br>Skoda cars are becoming better and better, but Skoda symbol is quite outdated and doesn't look modern at all. Some people don't buy the car because of an ugly symbol.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:03:50 -0500
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<br>VISS IPL - the innovative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to remove unwanted hair is scientifically-proven safe and effective, dermatologist recommended, compact, easy to use with minimal maintenance requirements – the answer to long-lasting hair removal.
Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:34:45 -0500
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<br>The Russian spy Ana Chapman would be the real next best James Bond girl!
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 04:43:36 -0500
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<br>Famous Australian professor Frank Fenner: human species is on the course of irreversible self-destruction and will disappear in about a hundred years due to inability to withstand overpopulation and exaggerated consumption.
Tue, 22 Jun 2010 01:49:06 -0500
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<br>Tanning beds are dangerous as their frequent use triple the risk of getting melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.
Tue, 22 Jun 2010 01:48:19 -0500
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<br>Pope Benedict XVI: "The greatest persecution of the church does not come from enemies on the outside but it is born from the sins within the church."
Sun, 23 May 2010 22:56:00 -0500
Knight of Truth: Actress Edie Falco
Actress Edie Falco, a four-time Emmy Award winner, who so brilliantly played the role of mob matriarch Carmela Soprano in „The Sopranos” mafia drama, has recently made quite an explosive declaration, which bears a significant public revelation. I wouldn’t put it better, so I would just cite what has happened: „Who the hell is Kim Kardashian?” Edie answered when asked if she watches reality television, during an interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture blog. ”Who are these people and why are they famous and why are they advertising things and being asked their opinions about things? I just don’t understand what these people did to be in a position of having everyone ask their opinions about stuff. If there’s something about her personality or somethings that she’s accomplished or her philosophy on somethings – but beyond that I don’t understand what’s happening. It’s actually frightening.” That is absolutely right, and finally a woman had enough courage to loudly say, what is probably on the minds of lots of people, who cannot reach such an outstanding audience: what happened to people’s perceptions, if they so eagerly follow the news about persons better known for their porno performances, and listen to their "wise thoughts"? What kind of society we’ll have in the near future, if kids and teenagers better know Paris Hilton, rather than what is the capital of France, or know when Britney Spears didn’t wear underwear, but do not know when was the World War II?
Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:26:58 -0500
Knight of Truth: Julian Assange, editor in chief of the WikiLeaks
An Australian publisher and journalist, quite unknown to the world until he founded and promoted the WikiLeaks web site, specialized on making public various sensitive confidential information obtained thru shadowy ways from governments and different organizations. Got the highest international attention after he published in 2010 the secret US diplomatic cables, many of them referring to such sensitive issues as Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, North Korea, and so on. (Before deciding if he could be voted Knight of Truth, please read first the truth squared by the Editor, “WikiLeaks might be hot news, but not the Truth”)
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:56:20 -0600
Knight of Truth: Sergiu Mocanu, leader of the Popular Action movement in Moldova.
Sergiu Mocanu has probably become one of the most talked about political personality in the Republic of Moldova nowadays. A fighter in the military conflict with Transnistrian separatists in 1992, during which his bravery was marked with the highest state distinction Order of the Republic, then an active politician in the Parliament’s democratic factions in the late 90-ies, then, strangely, turned a top Counsellor of the last communist President Voronin - however, always in the front and always in the loop. After a year of keeping a low-profile, Sergiu Mocanu has literally shaken the country with his outstanding declarations about Moldova being controlled by mafia. He has named some top names and published a scheme, which shows how the top positions in Moldova are controlled by business interests of a certain man Vlad Plahotniuc, who has rapidly amassed enormous fortune within the last years through racketeering and raiding cash rich businesses, having used in his own interests most of the state institutes and corrupted judicial system, which he has bought and controls...
Mon, 06 Sep 2010 06:21:22 -0500
Knight of Truth: Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, 2010 World Cup match with England
Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda’s ruling out of England’s Frank Lampard’s goal against Germany in South Africa, is probably one of the most unfair and shameful referee mistakes in recent history of football World Cups. While all the world clearly saw the goal, it seems only the referees didn’t notice that the ball crossed the line for over a meter. While we can admit the referee’s view angle was the reason of this blunder, the foxy actions of Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer were far from sports fair honest play. It was vivid, that for a split second he clearly saw the ball falling a meter over the gate line (which he later officially admitted), but after the ball unexpectedly bounced back, he grabbed the ball and rushed it back into the game pretending that nothing happened, and thus fooled the referee even more. I wonder, will the goalie himself be happy with such an action?
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 02:17:06 -0500
Knight of Truth: Kevin Costner, "Waterworld" actor and protector of waters?
While British Petroleum struggles to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, which turns to be the worst ecological catastrophe in history, and while politicians are pointing at each other, the famous “Waterworld” actor has come with a new technology, in which he had invested about 20 million USD and spent about 15 years, able to clean the oil-contaminated water at a 99% efficiency rate. The up to 1% residual traces of oil remaining in the cleaned water has been for many years a hurdle for Kevin Costner’s attempts to market the centrifuge oil-cleaning technology in a tough industry, which has been focusing mainly on extraction of oil and not on spending cash on environment preservation machinery. Or was it an excuse not to acknowledge success of a stranger to the system? In any case, thanks to perseverance and dedication of such men as Kevin Costner, they have now technology to help clean the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (and first 32 machines are ordered).
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 01:12:50 -0500
Knight of Truth: Dmitrii Ciubashenko, a daring journalist from Moldova
Dmitrii Ciubashenko is probably the best journalist in Moldova writing in Russian language. Always inquisitive, always investigative, always challenging, he has been consistently trying to expose the political events in Moldova from beyond the facade. Probably because of the qualities mentioned, he has been for many years persona non grata in the office of the communist President Voronin. The newspapers he had founded launched several journalist investigations that led to exposure of vastly spread corruption and mismanagement in the state sector of the country. Considered by many an uncomfortable writer, he ultimately proves to be devoted to his profession, through which he courageously tries to uncover the Truth.
Mon, 26 Apr 2010 03:47:20 -0500
Knight of Truth: Constantin Tanase, prominent Moldovan journalist
Constantin Tanase, not only just a prominent Moldovan journalist with firm principles of promoting freedom of speech and democratic principles in the society, but also a true professional of the written word, who has been consistently critical of all the evils of modern Moldova for the past 20 years, and has always promoted spirituality and high moral values, often in a way mixed with good popular sense of humor. During the communist regime Constantin Tanase’s publications in “Timpul” magazine were the only source of public information, which exposed the abuses of the regime, and he himself has become a vociferous supporter of the liberal opposition. In spite of the fact that liberals are now in power in Moldova, he continues to be the same sharp critical writer, which once again strongly reminds that any democracy risks to sink in complacency and degrade without a good free mass-media criticism.
Sun, 25 Apr 2010 23:39:30 -0500
Knight of Truth: Fidel Castro - Former President of Cuba
At least three quarters of Cubans consider him to be the true leader. For several decades the United States attempted to get rid of Fidel Castro, but he managed to outlast nine American presidents after taking power back in 1959. He is known for his long-lasting anti-American and anti-imperialism speeches. He opposed capitalism and said: "I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition." Despite the fact that a lot of people (mostly outside Cuba) had unsympathetic feelings towards him, Castro did succeed in registering considerable improvements in Cuba. He made medical care freely available for everyone, there's also 98 percent literacy (one of the highest in the world) and the infant mortality rates in the country is almost on the same level as in the Western countries. In addition, Castro, being friend with Hugo Chavez, managed to achieve advantageous agreements with the oil-rich Venezuela. His supporters say that Cuba has one of the most efficient healthcare systems and a stable government, while those who criticize him claim that Cuba constantly violates human rights, Castro is a dictator and that the country has a stagnant economy, remaining far behind modern living standards...
Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:31:01 -0500
Knight of Truth: Sergey Dorenko - a controversial Russian anchorman
Sergey Dorenko is one of the most notorious anchormen in Russia, a cause for many political disputes and controversies. A TV presenter, who, on one side, definitely has a charisma and is well prepared and highly professional, and, on the other side, is often referred to as "killer presenter" for his excessive spite, wicked criticism, and unscrupulous language. Recently, after the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine, when asked to comment on the outcome, he said that Ukrainians hate Russians, hate Europeans, hate Americans and the only one thing Ukrainians like and care for is money, and that is why it doesn't matter who wins. Before that for many years he was considered a puppet in the hands of questionable Russian exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky, whereas others say he is one of the most talented mouthpiece of Russian special services
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 07:52:37 -0600
Knight of Truth: Prime-Minister Vlad Filat: a Moldovan leader of a new generation?
In a country for 8 years dominated by iron rule of communists Mr.Filat has displayed courage and artfulness in setting up a new party, into which he managed to attract a lot of young well educated people and lots of other people fed up by abuses of the communist administration. It was not easy, because communists tried to use prefabricated criminal accusations against Filat and engaged the whole state controlled propaganda machine into discrediting the man. Whereas in 2007, when Mr.Filat left the anemic Democratic Party of Moldova and took part in Mayoral elections in Chisinau, he had quite a pale image and modest results, already in two years his LDPM came second in the parliamentary elections in Moldova, with its Chairman having been appointed as Prime Minister. Vlad Filat was said to be another authoritarian politician, but the growing number of party members and supporters prove the opposite and shows his ability to learn, adapt and succeed in politics. Others say he has no charisma, but instead his actions show he has a backbone, follows party principles and keeps his word, all of which for a politician may be even more important...
Sat, 14 Nov 2009 10:37:00 -0600