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by John Massaro AT PRESENT, eight or nine states have a mask mandate, meaning that by “executive order” as dictated by their stupid tyrant governors, masks must be worn inside all public buildings. Here in New York, it was great to see the vicious punk Andrew Cuomo pack his bags and leave office, but his…
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by John Massaro ICELAND IS an island country in the North Atlantic, near the Arctic Circle. Geographically, it’s the size of Ohio, but with a population of only 352,000. It is one of the Whitest countries on earth, and the overwhelming majority are of Scandinavian origin. Despite being poor in natural…
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Casablanca by John Massaro THERE’S A RAILWAY network connecting the major cities of Morocco but I didn’t use it until the very end. What I had missed! My second-class carriage on the 9AM express to Casablanca was new, spotless, quiet ,and punctual. It would’ve been a great finale to my journey were it…
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Djmaa-el-Fna by John Massaro THESE ARE JUST MUSINGS on my part, but the more I thought about it, the more I surmised that Arabs are a lot like Jews, though on a much smaller and harmless scale. They seem to have evolved in parallel ways over the ages in this region of the world. It’s a Semitic thing. To illustrate…
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by John Massaro I MET HIM ON the way to the CTM bus station in Fez, where I was going to enquire about departures to Azrou, a small Berber town to the south. (When I had arrived in Fez, the driver demanded a “tip” before removing my backpack from the luggage compartment.) I was having trouble communicating…
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This image is from an article at Morocco World News entitled “Global Honesty Index: Moroccans at the Bottom of the List.” by John Massaro MOROCCO IS WITHIN SLINGSHOT range of Spain, just across the Straits of Gibraltar, an hour by ferry from the sleepy port town of Algeciras. If its proximity…
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by John Massaro BEFORE I BEGIN TELLING YOU about Morocco, a country in its own league, let me wrap up my overall impressions of the Arab world, which encompasses a large chunk of the Middle East and stretches across the entire Mediterranean littoral of north Africa and deep into the Sahara Desert. If you’ve…
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by John Massaro WE ARE IN the midst of an attempted communist revolution, like the insurrections that broke out in much of Europe after World War One. There haven’t been any epic battles – not yet, anyway – such as there were in our Civil war of 1861-1865. But there have been numerous street conflicts around…
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by John Massaro THE JORDANIANS CALL IT the King Hussein Bridge, the Israelis the Allenby Bridge. At the bus station in Amman they compromise, and if you want to visit what the Jordanians and the rest of the world call the West Bank, but the Israelis refer to as Judea and Samaria, you go to the counter marked…
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by John Massaro I THINK it’s safe to say that nearly every visitor to this site believes next to nothing that comes out of the mouths of politicians and journalists. So let me begin this discussion by stating that, in my opinion, this so-called corona virus pandemic is not a medical event but a media…
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