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Tag Archives: Paris
The NY Times called it “landmark”
Here. The Guardian called it “the world’s greatest diplomatic success.” Here are the results. Here’s Grist’s take on it. Your thoughts?
Lest you get lost in the jargon
Here’s a guide to understanding some of what is going on in Paris right now, with COP21, the United Nations’ climate talks. And here are the pledges. They’re pretty significant.
We stand with Beirut and Paris
Just like Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who, in the wake of some 27 (or is it 31 now) scared-bunny governors rolling up the welcome mat for Syrian refugees, said: I think that our nation is tested from time to time, and I think this is one of those times to really dig deep and see …
They have guns. We have flowers.
Lois posted this in the comments. I thought to share it.
Dear Syrian refugees: Come to CT.
The New York Times carried a story today about a Syrian family whose members waited three years to be accepted into the U.S. The story includes the work of Chris George, and his wonderful Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven, which has done incredible work getting new Americans settled. The family, whose members waited in …
Terrorism has no religion
And thanks, Mike the Heathen, for the photo.
On being grateful…
…It’s hard to think about being grateful after the Paris attacks. I’ve been pretty much glued to the computer reading updates. The news just keeps getting worse. But I’ve also been on social media, and there is grace there, which is kind of a surprising thing to say considering how completely trivial so much social …
In light of the horror in Paris:
Best thing I’ve read so far on the horrible attacks in Paris: “After Paris Attacks, Don’t Close Doors to Refugees — Open Them,” by Jesse Berney at Rolling Stone. And, if you can take the time, read this, “What ISIS Really Wants,” in The Atlantic. It’s long but worth it, and includes: The Islamic State, also …
Texas gun rights people reenact the Paris massacre
And everyone still died, except for the person who ran away at the first sound of gunfire. You can read about the reenactment here or here. The group’s name? The Truth About Guns. And thanks, DickG., for the link.