Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Stuff below the fold

In our Prayers: Santiago Cuba and Haiti has been decimated by Sandy, but not much news coverage about them in the major papers:
Santiago de Cuba (Agenzia Fides) - For several days the media have been documenting the devastating force of Hurricane Sandy in its passage in New York and other U.S. cities. Little or nothing is said instead of the damage the hurricane has caused in Santiago de Cuba (Cuba) and Haiti (see Fides 29/10/2012), countries that do not have certain infrastructure and financial resources to assist the displaced and to begin reconstruction.
 Life goes on in Tehran: Amir has his photo blog up and running again...

go check it out: it may surprise you.

Behind the tumoil of the American elections is a long slog toward democracy: Garrison Keillor puts into perspective:

Today is Election Day. Millions of people across the country will be going to the polls today to elect new legislators, judges, sheriffs, school board members, and of course, the president....
John Quincy Adams said: "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."...

Mark Twain said: "If there is any valuable difference between a monarchist and an American, it lies in the theory that the American can decide for himself what is patriotic and what isn't. I claim that difference. I am the only person in the 60 millions that is privileged to dictate my patriotism."

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