The Language of Terrorism

Terror is my weapon, my armoury. It causes fear; destroys lives.

Every nation is vulnerable to me. I can hit anytime, anywhere.

Rout the enemy, destroy and kill. It makes me the champion.

Remember the damage I inflict on nations. It can be your turn one day.

Over my dead body can you stop me. My fame is spreading worldwide.

Read my lips; but you can’t see my face. I am a mask. I don’t dialogue.

I am terrorism. If you don’t meet my demands, I hit you hard. Ask Nigeria. I hit on land and air.

So you want to stop me. Try it, let’s see who will crash. Terror is worry.

Mark my words; the fear of me is the beginning of security. Meet my demands; I will leave you alone.

(30 July 2014)

Eric Okeke is a CSR specialist and strategist in brand marketing and mobilizing support for corporate and social issues. He is the brand storyteller,

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Shopping On eBay (Part 2: Selling)

There are people who make an absolute fortune selling stuff on eBay. And there are tradesmen, too, whose lives have been completely turned around by the commercial opportunities there afforded.

Witness the died-in-the-wool family butcher I saw on TV one night, scion of generations of family butchers – features florid as a Man United shirt, face broad as a side of beef – who had recently disposed of a chain of butcher’s shops in favour of working from home, shifting beef, pork and mutton by the ton via the internet.

Meanwhile, there’s a local guy who sells antique furniture for a living. Long-gone are his (rent-draining) shop premises since he’s been trading via the internet – gone, too, are the super-sized (gas-guzzling) estate car and the heavy (hernia-inducing) lifting of yesteryear. Since opening his e-Bay account the heaviest thing the guy has needed to lift is a telephone handset.

And his wallet.

Because every

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When Children Become Parents

It is usually a formidable day when parents and grandparents celebrate the birth of a new member of the family into its fold. That child becomes the center point of attention and activity for some while until another takes its place or it can begin to function more independently. However, this article is not aimed at a newborn’s entrance into the world. Rather, it has to do with the necessity that is becoming much more commonplace with the advent of more sophisticated medical practices prolonging life. This article is concerned with the care that elderly parents may require from their own children as a result of their inability to care for themselves.


Whether the problems requiring such care are of a serious medical nature such as Alzheimer’s disease or just the afflictions of old age which deny a person the ability to care of themselves as they once did. Certainly, the

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Learn Eight Great Ways to Leverage the Power of Google Plus by Rohi Shetty

If you are an online writer, you need to increase your visibility, promote your content and boost your author rank in Google search pages.

Here are eight ways to use Google+ to build your online authority:

1. Optimize your Google+ profile
If you haven’t already done so, join Google+ and update your profile. Fill in all the fields and include keywords in all relevant sections of your bio.

2. Boost your influence in Google+
To enhance your reputation in Google+, try to increase number of your followers, the number of +1s you get, and the number of times your content is shared. Also, be active in Google+ – post original posts in different formats, share links, and re-share content. When you share a link to an article or blog post, write a fresh headline and add your own comments.

3. Target your content with Google+ Circles
One of the advantages of Google+

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Cornered by Alan Brenham

By Alan Brenham
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Black Opal Books (July 13, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626941386
ISBN-13: 978-1626941380
Author Website:
Genre: Crime/Thriller

About the Author: Alan Brenham is the pen name of Alan Behr, a Texas criminal law attorney and former law enforcement officer.

He was born in upstate New York, in the small Catskill Mountains town of Delhi. He worked as a Texas law enforcement officer for over fourteen years and as a criminal prosecutor and later criminal defense attorney for over twenty-four years. His travels took him from Alaska to Russia, from Norway and Sweden down to Lebanon and Iran plus stops at almost every island in the Caribbean. Today he lives in the Austin, Texas, area with his wife, Lillian.

His first crime novel, Price of Justice, won several awards including best

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How to Define Your Life Purpose in Five Minutes Or Less

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

At his 25th college reunion at Yale, Adam Leipzig was astonished to discover that 80% of his friends were unhappy with their lives. Most of his friends were privileged—highly educated, financially well off, and in positions of power. “Not only did they have the first house and the second house but also the first spouse and the second spouse!”

And yet, they were unhappy with their lives and some of them told Adam:

“I feel as though I’ve wasted my life and I’m halfway through it.”
“I don’t know what my life is all about.”

On the other hand, the remaining 20% were those who had studied subjects like literature, theater and history. They did this not because they thought it would direct them towards a specific job but for the joy of learning. Of

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#BringBackOurGirls – Learning from children

I heard this story in my country Nigeria many years ago, and I want to share it with you. When you communicate with children, don’t always assume you know more than them because of their young age. Don’t assume they must always learn from you.

That’s true in most cases, but not so in some cases. You can also learn from them as this story shows. A man was conversing with his 4-year old daughter. Obviously trying to impress Daddy she was learning something in school, she began to recite the kindergarten rhymes they taught her in school.

Daddy did not listen, but one of the rhymes got his attention. She was singing…

“Two little birds… standing on the wall. One named Peter…One named Paul. Oh, fly away Peter…Oh, fly away Paul,” she concluded in excitement clasping her hands. But her father cut short her excitement.

“You are wrong Ngozi,” as he tried to

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When Love Takes a Left Turn

Falling in love is easy and fun. The initial experience is usually overwhelmingly exciting as it fills all of our senses. Meeting someone whom we believe is our alter ego, the love of our life, our soul mate, is like living in a dream … a dream of total enjoyment that leads us to believe that we have finally “hit the jackpot.” We may decide to commit, whether formally by marriage or deciding to live together as an exclusive couple. Actually, though, unbeknown to us, down the road it becomes a test. Yes, sometimes love can become a test. It becomes a test of our endurance, strength, devotion and faithfulness. In effect, love takes a right turn. Usually it’s not a turn that we choose to make. It just kind of happens over time as a result of the myriad of experiences that we encounter with the person we’ve

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