"A truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on (12/19) Monday evening, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others." -- Reuters/ Michael Nienaber and Paul Carrel/ Bangor Daily News
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. - New York Times
"Ralf Jäger, the interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, said an investigation had been launched (involving) Anis Amri, who was due to be deported, earlier this year on suspicion of 'preparing a serious crime endangering national safety'." - London Telegraph
Germany has played a minor role in fighting ISIS in Syria, in response to terrorist attacks in Europe and a French request for assistance. - EA Worldview
On 12/1/15 Germany agreed to send 1,200 troops to Syria to support the fight against ISIS. - London Daily Mail
12/22: "Ich bin ein Berliner." - John F. Kennedy
Please give to Deutsches Rotes Kreuz: Carstennstrasse 58/ 12205 - Berlin, Germany/ +49-30-854-04-0/ firstname.lastname@example.org
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). All quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts. The only blogs not time-dated are those advertising nonprofits. All nonprofits are vetted, investigated, though after the summer of 2018 my vetting has lapsed: (6/1/21).
Kevin O'Kendley: P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496, and 200 P Street, A-32, Sacramento, California, 95814, email@example.com.
Technical help is provided by an evolving computer genius, my son, Conor O'Kendley: A good kid with a great heart who can be reached at P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496. (Conor is in the Navy now, a swabby)
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