Joseph M. Cachia

Monday, 21 October 2013 15:23 GFP Columnist - Joseph M. Cachia
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‘Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak, and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.’ - John Adams
 
Hi Dear Leader?
 
Howdy Partners, (sorry if I had perhaps alerted some of you thinking I would continue ‘Partners in Crime’)
 
In all honesty, I must say I never wanted to be part of this gathering but, perhaps not unlike many of you, for the sake of my bread and butter to sustain my life-style, I was compelled to accept and undergo this humiliation for my country.
 
Firstly, I would like to ask:  ‘Who is the leader here?’  ‘Whom must I congratulate?’  ‘For what?’ and finally ‘Who is the toughest guy here?’

 
Saturday, 25 May 2013 21:03 GFP Columnist - Joseph M. Cachia
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“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”- Voltaire
 
Oh, how I detest these ceremonies of remembrances of glorious victories and the continued glorification of past wars and conflicts!
 
On the excuse of ‘nationalism’ – that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce that it engenders mass murder – one of the great evils of all times, along with racism and religious hatred – we send our young people to massacre and be massacred.

 
Monday, 29 April 2013 19:10 GFP Columnist - Joseph M. Cachia
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Where there is no vision, the people perish. - Proverbs 29:18

The history of May 1 as a workers’ holiday is intimately tied to the generations-long movement for the eight-hour day, to immigrant workers, to police brutality and repression of the labour movement, and to the long tradition of American anarchism.

This year International Workers Day arrives with more than 250 million of the world’s workers unemployed. The UN predicts that up to more than 70 million more could be thrown into the streets by year’s end.
 
Saturday, 30 March 2013 14:48 GFP Columnist - Joseph M. Cachia
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“Positive thinking is a much derided concept, only because if it is not followed by positive action it leads to nothing.” - Aaron A. Fimister

By now, I am sure that you have heard about the tragic shooting of 20 small children and 7 adults by, Adam Lanza, a deranged 20 year old in Connecticut, USA. It has been the lead on all news shows and many entertainment shows since it happened.

In the early hours of December 14, 2012, a deadly shooting took place in Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown. The scale of the tragedy and the age of the victims shocked a country that has seen many mass shootings. From the media and political establishment, there is an effort to prevent any discussion of the social and political background to the tragedy, the latest in a long series of similar incidents.

 
Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00 GFP Columnist - Joseph M. Cachia
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“Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

“You have three quarters of an hour, because at five o’clock I will issue a press release. You have either to resign or I shall dismiss you by five o’clock.” - My goodness, could one be more arrogant? And this coming from the mouth of the one and only, the unelected, private-jet loving, Portuguese eurocrat, now top boss of the European Union, already eyeing a third term in his office. It seems that he does not see himself as arrogant but actually as really, really great, the undisputed and indispensable leader of the gang.

 
Saturday, 13 October 2012 00:00 GFP Columnist - Joseph M. Cachia
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“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein

Three corresponding and analogous cases! But the results??

The first…

The Kappara Junction scenario.

The multi-level junction, that includes a flyover, has been in the offing since the early 1990s and MEPA (Malta Environment and Planning Authority) permits for a previous design had already been issued.

Why did it never materialize and now these newer options, opposed by all environmentalists had to be proposed? What part did the Kappara villa residents had in all this?

"The impact on residential areas would be significant…” said the EPD (Environment Protection Directorate) in its objection to the newly proposed project.
 

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