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Life advice from a wide-eyed 20-something

— CN: DEATH AND MORTALITY —             Barcelona [live updates as of this writing] …Charlottesville…what can I say? What is it with all these rogue vehicles? A runaway car, or a similar attack out of nowhere, could … Continue reading

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The Vulture Paradox (catchup blog 1 of 3)

On the one hand, I’m very surprised that I haven’t written in these pages since Bremen. On the other hand, I’m not. I came back from the Aquarius at the very end of July of last year (can’t believe it … Continue reading

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A quick scapegoatery prevention manual

Terrorist attacks struck Brussels this morning, at Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station. An airport and a metro station I’ve used multiple times. Apparently, the attackers were Islamist terrorists. It’s a very scary thought; I or any one of … Continue reading

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The best images in the aftermath of the Paris attacks

For those who don’t read French, the Koran translation in the top right corner reads: “Do not kill a human being, for Allah has declared them sacred.”

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Attempted words for when there are no words

People have been killing people over ideas for almost as long as people have been killing each other over food and sex. From medieval witch burnings and massacres of Protestants to the Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge, the … Continue reading

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I Do Stand With Charlie (ADDENDUM)

ORIGINAL POST HERE/TEXTE ORIGINAL ICI ADDENDUM: J’ai pris le texte suivant d’un communiqué de l’Association Mosquée de la Capitale concernant les attentats en France. “L’association Mosquée de la Capitale tient tout d’abord à exprimer ses sympathies et condoléances aux familles … Continue reading

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I do stand with Charlie.

LE FRANCAIS SUIVRA Normally, I don’t like bigotry. Islamophobia, antisemitism, racism and xenophobia make me angry, even when I hear that rhetoric from people I don’t know to people I don’t know. I even have some atheist acquaintances who don’tunderstand why … Continue reading

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