Your life is powered by a fear of shaving but you have to shave every day… after that, by domino theory, civilization hangs on by a whisker.
A hero can be a migratory cheer of the heart just before being shot down in flight by second thoughts, a hero one day a dead duck the next (posted earlier).
Happy Birthday, Daneen.
Please give to St. Jude's Hospital, Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105/ 800-822-6344
Today is the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army. 1.1 million people, primarily Jewish, were put to death by the Nazis in the prison camp, gassed and incinerated.
Approximately six million Jews were systematically murdered in Nazi concentration camps in World War ll, between 1939 and 1945.
Before the Holocaust, the pre-war Jewish population (and as early as 1933) in Europe was approximately 9.5 million. By 2012, Europe's Jewish population was approximately 1.4 to 1.6 million.
The world's Jewish population is approximately 14.2 million people. About half of the world's Jewish population lives in the U.S.
- Sources: BBC, NerLeElef/Judaism Online, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum web site, Wikipedia, Jewish Virtual Museum.
Please give to the Jewish World Service/ 45 West 36th Street, 11th Floor/ New York, New York, 10018/ 212-792-2900
With respect: to Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran:
Where is Robert Levinson?
To: Secretary John Kerry, the American and Iranian negotiators, and the Iranian people, thank you for the release of Americans Jason Razaian, Amir Hekmeti, Pastor Saeed Abedini, Mathew Trevithick, and Nosratollah Khosrawi from Iranian prisons.
Good to see you fellas could make it home. - RS and 680 News
1/21: If anyone in Washington DC needs a volunteer for the coming snow storm of the century, I have truck w/ snowplow -- I'm in Maine -- and can drive down to do roads, parking lots, driveways... email@example.com
2/5: C.I.A. consultant Robert Levinson, who is Jewish, disappeared from the island of Kish (Iran) March, 2007. He was a retired FBI agent, a former Drug Enforcement Agency officer, and a private investigator. A prisoner of Iran, 67-year-old Levinson was last confirmed alive, via proof of life photographs, in 2011. He is a father, a husband, a friend, a brother, and a grandfather. - Wikipedia, and the Washington Post
Please give to the World Vision-Syrian Refuge Crisis/ PO Box 9716/ Federal Way, Washington 98063/ 1-888-511-6443/ worldvision.org
Happy Martin Luther King Day:
..."when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Excerpt from: I Have A Dream: Martin Luther King - taken from Intellectual Properties Management.
Please support the National Urban League/ 120 Wall Street, 8th Floor/ New York, New York, 10005/ 212-558-5300
21st Century consensus: those children born to U.S. citizen-parents in foreign countries qualify as natural born Citizens. So a child born in a foreign country to American parents or parent can become president of the United States of America.
Presidential eligibility is considered a "non-justiciable political question" that might possibly be a Congressional question and not a question for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Within Article II of the U.S. Constitution (abridged):
"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States" can become president. Other requirements included in Article II: The president has to be of the "Age of thirty-five Years and had been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."
- The World Almanac 2015 & Wikipedia
Please give to the Shriner's Hospitals: 2425 Stockton Boulevard/ Sacramento, California, 95817/ 916-453-20000/ and 3551 North Broad Street/ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19140/ 215-430-4000
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).
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