Peace Corps Worldwide

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  • Peace Corps Worldwide is an online community and resource for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), their friends and families, and all who share a desire for international understanding. Peace Corps Worldwide is in no way associated with the Peace Corps or the National Peace Corps Association.

Posh Corps: Not Just a Film - Posted 2 hours ago to John Coyne Babbles

We heard recently from Alan Toth (South Africa 2010-12) about his new ventures with Posh Corps and I asked him to detail the developments of his very fine film ventures about Peace Corps work. Posh Corps: not just a film anymore Several months ago, Socorra Camposanto (Morocco), the audio producer and composer at Posh Corps, [caption id="attachment_9376" align="alignright" width="129" caption="Socorra Camposanto"][/caption] first approached me about the idea of doing a regular.. (Read More)

Ping - Posted 18 hours ago to Introduced Species

Hubby has a new WhatsApp group – his fourth – five old college classmates. There’s another for his running group, his cycling club and his family. I sense creeping jealousy with every Ping. Is his cell phone getting more of his attention than me? He carries the phone to the table at mealtime. Ping as I serve his salad. Ping while cutting my chicken. His eyes can’t resist checking to identify the.. (Read More)

JFK to the Press - Posted 21 hours ago to Homesteading: Starting from Scratch

A powerful speech by John F. Kennedy made in April of 1961, before I was born, is more relevant today than it ever was. Our mainstream press, which I watch several times a week just to decode the propaganda, is a mouthpiece of the globalists. This deliberate attempt to keep the public in the dark by framing the dialogue, keeping to strict talking points, marginalizing any person who dares question the official narrative,.. (Read More)

Press News From The Peace Corps - Posted 1 day ago to John Coyne Babbles

As the Ebola epidemic crept into Liberia in March 2014, a dramatic shift began to take place. In a matter of months, the widespread belief that Ebola didn't even exist gave way to a gripping fear across Monrovia, the capital city. When the decision was made to evacuate Peace Corps volunteers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at the end of July, the agency.. (Read More)

Review: Devil's Breath by Robert Thurston (Venezuela 1968–70) - Posted 2 days ago to Peace Corps Writers

Devil's Breath by Robert Thurston (Venezuela 1968–70, Staff: Belize 1972–75, Honduras 1975–77) CreateSpace September 2014 176 pages $8.99 (paperback), $2.99 (Kindle) Reviewed by Bob Arias (Colombia 1964–66) • We get to meet Gringo Mateo, the volunteer from Mission USA — an organization like Peace Corps in many ways. Mateo is sent to a small village in the remote area of Vainazola to assist the.. (Read More)

Yemen - Posted 5 days ago to Your Money: In the New Economy

Yemen has always been a land of constant conflict.  When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Asmara, Eritrea (then Ethiopia) there was a war raging in what was then Northern Yemen between royalists and republicans.  While nothing about war is funny it was amusing to see the leaders of both sides spending their R&R (rest and recuperation) time in Asmara.  And all one had to do to see how the war was going was.. (Read More)

The Bully Mentality—Part II - Posted 1 week ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Financial FAQs NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, just announced 2014 the warmest year in recorded history, and 14 of the last 15 years as the warmest in recorded history. Yet Paul Krugman in his latest NYTimes Oped still seems mystified by conservatives’ opposition to Good Government—such as denying the results of NOAA, the government organization mandated to track global warming (or maybe he isn’t, really): .. (Read More)

Snowden on Chemtrails - Posted 1 week ago to Homesteading: Starting from Scratch

"Because the program has been carried out on such a massive scale, skeptics might find Snowden’s story unbelievable. However, Snowden explained that the chemtrail program has been incredibly easy to hide, especially with the cooperation of jet fuel companies, a crucial part of the military-industrial complex. Snowden said, “The chemicals which are released by passenger airplanes have been covertly introduced as ‘additives,’ supposedly to improve efficiency... (Read More)

Europe on Verge of Recession - Posted 1 week ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Popular Economics Weekly Oil prices are plunging below $50 per barrel, and the European Central Bank is about to announce whether it will begin its own Quantitative Easing program, similar to the Fed’s purchase of government securities that is designed to pump more money into Europe’s lagging economies. So economists are wondering whether this will have a net plus effect on growth, since the oil industry and countries like Norway that depend on.. (Read More)

Gagging on Hope for Change - Posted 1 week ago to Homesteading: Starting from Scratch

I've been remiss to delve back in to the rabbit holes after so many fine weeks of indulging in the arts of cheeses and sourdoughs.  I fancied my return would be filled with hopes and solutions for a better world with our troops all returning from afar and folks turning away en masse from materialism, apathy, superficiality, and idiocracy. Hehe, not really!  I knew the Kardashians would be as popular as ever, and that pretty much.. (Read More)