Category Archives: Society

Response: We Are All Refugees

Guest Author: Svetlana Markowicz Etched on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus’ words “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. … Continue reading

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We are all refugees

Over five million Syrians refugees are now registered with the United Nations which works with countries to resettle them.  To date, 1.8 million ended up in Turkey, over one million in tiny Lebanon and over 600,000 in Jordan.  What about the … Continue reading

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Can’t get this song out of my head…

That’s right, I can’t get this song out of my head, and I can’t stop playing the video.  It is not really surprising. There are so many great things about the song and the video.  This is a great song … Continue reading

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A U.S. President who speaks Yiddish?

There is evidence that, no matter what, the future President of the Younited (as in Yuuuge) States may be fluent in basic Yiddish.  Oy! Donald Trump’s comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton — former first lady, former U.S. … Continue reading

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Hillary, Trump: A Visionless America

Eight years ago, Barack Obama surged in the polls against Hillary Clinton, and then Mitt Romney because of his positive vision of hope and change. Today’s leading presidential candidates, Hillary and Trump, offer no such vision, no future in which … Continue reading

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New Year Resolution

Every day, we are bombarded by awful news from around the World: Earthquake in Nepal, tsunami in Japan, hunger in South Sudan, war refugees fleeing Syria. It’s easy to become numb to this constant barrage of bad news, feeling shocked … Continue reading

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Netanyahu, not Iran, a danger to Israel!

President Obama announced today that six major powers and Iran have agreed to a deal to delay and curb Iran’s nuclear development in exchange for sanction relief.  Republicans in the U.S. Congress have criticized this approach, favoring war over peaceful … Continue reading

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Solar Impulse landing in Hawaii

Wow, I am watching the live arrival of Solar Impulse in Hawaii after a historic 5-day flight from Japan only powered by the sun.   Not only is this a historic event in the attempt to fly round the World with … Continue reading

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A brave new world of drones…

Today, May 11 2015, Fortune Magazine announced that “FAA chief Michael Huerta signaled the agency’s openness to approving beyond visual line of sight”.  This is seen by the U.S. unmanned vehicle industry as a very positive sign.  California startup Matternet  has … Continue reading

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Five reasons why Facebook is a force for good

Like many, I find myself browsing my Facebook feed on a regular basis, looking at friends’ posts, commenting on them and posting some of my own.   I am amazed at the number of views that some of these posts … Continue reading

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