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18 July, 2013
18 July, 2013
For those who have not heard, the US is swimming in hand guns. The US has by far the highest murder rate among wealthy countries and that is because the way the laws are currently enacted and interpreted makes it easy for anybody to buy and keep hand guns and ammunition.
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18 July, 2013
18 July, 2013
Amir of the Caucasian Islamic Emirate came out with a special statement at the end of June of 2013. He dwelt on suspension of moratorium on carrying out combat operations and clandestine and subversive activities on the entire territory of the Russian Federation. Doku Ummarov declared about his intention to target the 2014 Sochi Olympics as part of the global Jihad (holy war) against not only the Kremlin but also against all so-called Kafirs (infidels).
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18 July, 2013
18 July, 2013
Mobile security startup Bluebox Security has unearthed vulnerability in Android’s security model which it says means that the nearly 900 million Android phones released in the past four years worldwide could be exploited, or some 99% of Android devices. The vulnerability has apparently been around since Android v1.6 (Donut), and was disclosed by the firm to Google back in February. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has already apparently been patched.
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11 July, 2013
11 July, 2013
The Ministry of Education is writing a new plan that will step back from its work and look at goals and what it wants to do. Often these documents are very vague and are simply a list of nice abstractions with not much thought into how these wishes interconnect or which is more important than the others. It would be great if there were some specifics on what education should look like in six or seven years. How many schools, students and teachers, studying what, that sort of thing; a specific direction.
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11 July, 2013
11 July, 2013
Cheese has a surprising number of health benefits. No matter what type of cheese you eat, you are doing well for your body.
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11 July, 2013
11 July, 2013
Leading telecom experts say that Mobile Carriers need to put data caps on their LTE –Long Term Evolution services due to excessive traffic causing massive engineering challenges, the major reason carriers are placing data caps on their LTE services is to prevent users from going exclusively with wireless data services and ditching their landline connections. Telecom industry has already faced cannibalization of “old” telecom services in Georgia, Skype cannibalized ICQ and videoconferencing, Viber is eating mobile roaming, pagers and street payphones died due to rollout of GSM networks, LTE is blowing down fixed phone landlines.
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04 July, 2013
04 July, 2013

The two main political forces in Georgia are talking across each other and it is beginning to cause problems. From 2004 until 2012 some very good things happened and some very bad things happened. Georgian Dream won the elections because of those bad things, but the former government doesn't want to discuss them. It doesn't want to apologize and it will for the most part not admit they happened. In fact they complain that Georigan Dream people don't spend enough time talking about the good things they did.

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04 July, 2013
04 July, 2013
It’s been just half a year since Nokia revealed its first Windows Phone 8 device, and I’ve already got another flagship to review. The Lumia 925 marks a departure in design for Nokia — it looks nothing like its predecessors, barring an expanse of screen and some capacitive Windows buttons. This time around, the phone is housed in an aluminum frame, making it Nokia’s first metal smartphone since those heady Symbian days. This, alongside some hardware repositioning and (minor) specification changes has been enough for the Lumia 925 to weigh notably less than its 920 forebear — and I think it’s enough to feel in your hand. As I juggled the two Windows Phones ahead of this review, my first impressions were that the 925 was also much easier to hold, despite only a negligible difference in thickness.
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04 July, 2013
04 July, 2013
The UN Special Commission for Human Rights had set up ad-hoc international working group on investigating severe cases of human right violations in Chile during General Pinochet’s Junta rule in the 1970’s. The group concluded that many prisoners and other detainees had been tortured by the Junta’s special service, DINA. Some of the detainees were murdered. The much dreaded organ of terror made use of a variety of methods of physical abuses, including rape and psychological tortures. These forms were described in the group’s findings and have since become a report in cases of systematic human rights violation, and they are now widely recognized as a violation of international law and norms of human rights:
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04 July, 2013
04 July, 2013
Having read this article, trust me you will never look at banana the same way again after discovering so many health benefits coming from it, and lots of other reasons for adding them into your diet. Banana is a caloric dense fruit which can do a lot of good things for us the humans, and animals too. It can:
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27 June, 2013
27 June, 2013
On Saturday, I walked from Rustaveli down Gia Chanturia Street with an international journalist to Alexandres Park. There were so many cars parked on the sidewalk above the Literature Museum, we had to walk in the street. When we arrived in the park and sat on a bench to talk, two security police came by and said interviews are forbidden unless we have approval. It all served to show me once again how vulnerable we are when in public space and how vulnerable public space is in Georgia.
For some reason, probably having to do with the residue of Soviet mentality, there is a feeling that people in a park can be told what to do and what not to do, with no control on that.
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27 June, 2013
27 June, 2013
Georgian society is caught up in a multitude of internal political problems and this affacts its foreign policy. Key issues are not in the limelight any longer, as they once were, albeit still omnipotent and strategic. In spite of the range of issues that remain important to Georgia, the region, and the international community, NATO integration and gaining EU membership remains paramount to Georgia’s policy direction. All other issues, even collectively – on the domestic level are less important – and issues of so called “cohabitation” of former regime and current democratically elected government draws attention away from a larger and more pressing discussion. It is a matter of not being able to see the forest for the trees.
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27 June, 2013
27 June, 2013
Hands-free technologies might make it easier for drivers to text, talk on the phone, or even use Facebook while they drive, but new findings from Traffic Safety Research show dangerous mental distractions exist even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.
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20 June, 2013
20 June, 2013
This past week saw very important Iranian presidential elections. The coverage on the Georigan news was slight, it was treated like the typical international news: Obama said something about something, big shots meet in Switzerland, people die in Syria, some flood in Paraguay or Bangladesh. There wasn't much context, or what this means for Georgia.
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20 June, 2013
20 June, 2013
How does society reconcile the technological benefits and privacy impacts of new technology? Deep packet inspection is just one seemingly neutral technological application that can have a significant impact on privacy rights and other basic civil liberties, especially as market forces, the enthusiasm of technologists and the influence of national security interests grow stronger.
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13 June, 2013
13 June, 2013
The most common topic discussed in Georgian media is Georgia's orientation. It is impossible to escape. A large portion of Georgian mass media are talk shows. A host will have one or more guests and they will discuss things.
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06 June, 2013
06 June, 2013
The protests in Istanbul were a surprise to most. Turkey is a big successful regional power but people had mainly gotten used to thinking of it in terms of its relations to Syria, to NATO and the EU, to Palestine and Israel. Things seemed quiet at home. Then they weren’t. The geographical and emotional center of Istanbul is a big square called Taksim.
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06 June, 2013
06 June, 2013
Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Humans are carnivorous species. I would even say that we are omnivorous. Humans have hunted and killed animals for meat since prehistoric times. The advent of civilization allowed the domestication of animals and eventually their use in meat production on an industrial scale – this is at least how it is defined in reference books.
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06 June, 2013
06 June, 2013
With the flick of a switch, Philips Electronics may have just dramatically lowered America’s electric bill. In September 2009 the Dutch electronics giant became the first to enter the U.S. Department of Energy’s L Prize competition, which seeks an LED (light emitting diode) alternative to the common 60-watt light bulb. Sixty-watt lights account for 50% of the domestic incandescent market; if they were replaced by LED bulbs, the U.S. could save enough electricity per year to light 17.4 million households. If Philips won the L Prize, back in 2009 it could claim a cash award and Federal purchasing agreements worth about $10 million. Philips’ LED bulb emits the same amount of light as its incandescent equivalent but uses less than 10 watts and lasts for 25,000 hours — or 25 times as long. The diodes emit light whenever electrical currents are passed through them without creating noticeable heat.
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30 May, 2013
30 May, 2013
There is lots of talk about the economy and money and there doesn't seem to be much money circulating around. Orders are down, and some say there is little foreign investment. The main problem is not that there is little foreign investment, it is that those businesses with money in Georgia aren't spending it or putting it in the economy by expanding or establishing new businesses. The reason they aren't doing this is fear.
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GJ Editor's comment
12 November, 2015
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Just in Denmark, not in Georgia! Aren’t we lucky that nothing
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In Telavi Municipality’s village of Shalauri, inside an old wine cellar, a famous Georgian basketball player Vladimir Boisa began to make wine
“Have you ever thought it was possible to mix American rock music with Georgian folklore?
The daughter of Maia Asatiani, a popular Georgian talk-show host, died yesterday at a hospital in France.
Yet another fashion publication Women's Wear Daily (WWD), a fashion-industry trade journal sometimes called "the bible of fashion”, has dedicated an article to Georgian designer
Electronic libraries are already being installed in Georgian capital.
Georgian boat-shaped cheese bread named Adjaruli Khachapuri is not only Georgians’ beloved dish but now has already become a favorite dish of many people internationally.
First graffiti shop, gallery and studio Fabrikaffiti will open on February 25th at Fabrika, the multifunctional space and a hostel located in an old textile plant.
Georgian National Ballet ‘Sukhishvili’ are on a 2-month tour at the moment.
Unprecedented cleaning efforts of River Mtkvari have been launched by Tbilisi City hall.
Georgian film My Happy Family by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß has been included among the best films presented at Berlinale 2017.
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