Archive | November, 2015

The Syrian Refugee Issue: Bring Them In…

21 November 2015

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Some have thought my previous post (Equivocating the Syrian Refugee Issue…) was a rejection of the refugees. But it wasn’t. What it was is this: a criticism of the way pundits are equivocating the issue (thus the title…follow along). As I wrote, this crisis is unlike any other we’ve had. I think the closest comparison would […]

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Equivocating the Syrian Refugee Issue…

18 November 2015

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Since equivocation is the current trend in ‘discussing’ the Syrian refugee issue, let me ask y’all a question: How many of you locked your doors last night? If you did, are you really showing compassion to the homeless outside your walls, or even to those who have less than you, and wish to avail themselves […]

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Veterans Day: Don’t Thank Me…

10 November 2015

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Veterans Day…I’m a little unsettled by it. I understand the sentiment. As a veteran, I appreciate it. I do.  I really do. But I’m not totally comfortable with it. First, as it seems with everything in this country, there’s the over-commercialization of it, with marketing dedicated to vets for free meals, sales, and special deals […]

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