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So can anyone tell me what’s going on in Syria?

Since the government decided they were going to take their respective balls and go home, I’ve not heard a single peep about it. Nobody seems to care about it anymore. I guess everything’s okay over there now, right?

Thanks, media, for keeping us informed on everything instead of filling a 24-hour news cycle with one topic.

(In case you couldn’t tell, that was sarcasm.)

Best,
Clyde O. Watson

Is America Too Lazy To Save Itself?

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Study after study tells us that Americans are lazy, that we’re fat, that we have short attention spans. They say that Americans have an “I’m not getting involved” attitude, that unless it’s our problem or directly affects us we don’t care what’s going on.

And let’s face it: those studies are, for the most part, right.

But just how lazy are we?

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The Boy Who Cried Terrorist

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The Department of Homeland Security started a campaign a while back that will let people report suspicious activity to the authorities. The catchy slogan they came up with is “See Something, Say Something”. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.

Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.

This program has its time and place. There are times when you see something going on that you definitely should say something to someone. Say, if your neighbor is buying fertilizer by the pallet. And he doesn’t have a garden because he lives in an apartment. And he drives a box-type truck. You might say something about that.

But what if your neighbor is a doctor, who just happens to be a darker shade of tan than you and isn’t a very friendly person? Is that someone worth reporting?

The answer is apparently yes, if you’re a police sergeant.

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Where in the world is President Obama?

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I read in USA Today that an Al-Quaida group – one of the many different factions who are labeled as rebels in Syria – has captured an ancient village that is home to the two oldest monasteries in Syria.

These rebels told the residents of Maaloula, many of whom were/are Christian in their religious beliefs, that they could either convert to Islam or be beheaded in the street.

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