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Memorial Day is about Remembering

It isn’t all that often that Shavuot and Memorial Day intersect so closely. While in my Jewish tradition Shavuot (Pentecost in Christianity derives its origins from Shavuot- the day following the counting of 49 days (the Hebrew means Weeks- for it is a week of weeks that gets you 49) for the gathering of the winter grain harvest in ancient Israel). 2,027 more words

My 2015 Commencement Address

By Alan Caruba ~

All manner of people are giving commencement speeches to students graduating from colleges and universities these days. It is doubtful that any will be remembered because the prospects of students depend in large part on the economy into which they are entering, the majors they pursued, their individual ambitions, and capacity for hard work. 1,026 more words

Public Opinion

Nun: Islam IS ISIS; Deniers are Liars

A nun who has been ministering to Muslims for years says that Islam is ISIS, and whoever says otherwise is a liar:

“The mission of (Abu Bakr) Baghdadi, of ISIS, is to convert the world completely to the Islamic religion and bring them to Dar Al Salaam, as they call it.
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Current Events

For those who philosophize DISGRACE

DISGRACE… comes in all forms when it comes to our flag, our values, and how we honor those who gave the full measure of their existence to defend our noble principals. 19 more words

American Values

The Bride, Part 1

by Stephen Halpert

This incident occurred at the annual Spring Rites psychic fair and costume ball. It was held at a hotel in downtown Worcester. Conflicting eyewitness reports stymied police. 879 more words


American Values?

One of the most prominent failures of United States society is that we try to measure how well we as a people are doing by reference to how much money we make in a year: … 286 more words