Category Archives: World News

In playground murder, 12-year-old boy charged as an adult

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In playground murder, 12-year-old boy charged as an adultHomeless woman beaten by cop speaks outRussian “aid” convoy in UkraineFirst steps in dealing with a problem drinker

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Are pretty women dumb?

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Are pretty women dumb?Ancient Coins Found Buried in British CaveDependent houseguest

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Myanmar’s Buddhist bigots, etc.

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Myanmar’s Buddhist bigots#BringBackOurGirlsAncient warrior myths help veterans fight PTSDCampaign 2014: A fight for power. Then what?Who’s to blame for air pollution?

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The Ukraine crisis: A chronological listing of news reports

A previous similar collection of links to news items appeared here.

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2014-05-19

Putin says Russian troops on Ukrainian border are coming home

They said this before, and the U.S. and NATO found no evidence that it had happened. We’ll see. But it does sound as if Russia is distancing itself — literally — from the separatists.
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Free speech issues, etc.

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Some news sites cracking down on over-the-top commentsObama suggests sense of powerlessness in confronting the world’s evilsScary people downtownAn angry young man, and divine intervention

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No humane death penalty, and other news

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There’s no humane way to carry out the death penalty.The focal issue for the midterm electionsU.S. “torture” isn’t new.Misleading headline

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Attack of the needy people

This is an unscheduled post.

The letter copied below from Carolyn Hax’s column for today just blew me away, as pertinent to current posts on the topic of presence.  A lifestyle of presence is very much out of synch with contemporary American culture, and is seen by those who don’t understand it as selfish and irresponsible.  The letter I’m quoting here epitomizes what’s likely to happen when you “keep the focus on you” and “mind your own business” — and deal with others who have no intention of doing either one.
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