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Kurds fleeing war try out life in Japan

About 4 million people are believed to have fled Syria because of the civil war that started in 2011 and the rise of the Islamic State militant group, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.To escape from attacks by Islamic State, Ciwan Ali, 15, a Kurdish refugee in the southeastern Turkish city of Sanliurfa, left northern Syria with his family and now lives with more than 50 relatives in a small house in Turkey. 297 more words

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Japan’s Closed-Door Refugee Policy

Few nations are as generous as Japan in financing international relief efforts for persons displaced by war, civil strife, and natural disasters. Conversely, few nations are as miserly as Japan in providing physical asylum to refugees. 1,042 more words

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An anniversary and other recent happenings.

I’ve been a Mrs. for two years as of May 24, 2015!  Getting to spend my everyday with Kevin is truly the biggest and bestest of blessings.  290 more words

You're where Chief?

(My blog post title today is bought to you by my kids watching the original episodes of Inspector Gadget.)

I should fill you all in with a little bit more detail regarding where exactly in New York we will be situated. 517 more words

Before The Move

Shade Additions

You may remember me telling you about my new ramada… and sharing the picture of the lace table cloth version of shade… (Ref:    https://moablynette.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/shade-version-1-0/ ) I’ve made a couple more “roofs” for the PVC framework – one out of old blue jeans, and the other out of a cotton print I had laying around, intermixed with some unbleached muslin.  143 more words

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Genuis Playroom Labels

I thought I’d share an easy idea for labels in the playroom, or anywhere really…closets, pantries, etc.

In the boys’ playroom we have these plastic bins. 254 more words

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Home Owner Tips: HVAC Systems

Hey guys!! Hope all is going well with all of this crazy weather that we are getting in Texas right now. This post is going to be a little different than the rest, but might become a regular post topic. 374 more words

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