The Day Newsweek BungledWritten by Nathaniel Quest
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The Newsweek writers responsible for article obviously didn't check authenticity of report, since report had been found eventually to be baseless and untrue. They relied too much on knowledgeability of their government source.
The utter lack of sensitivity is also problem here. Even if report was true, weekly magazine shouldn't have mentioned it in article. And if they have really gotten hold of such a report, they should have alerted government against such offensive and dangerous practice by military. The U.S. government has been trying it's best to project a good image within Muslim world in its bid to curtail insurgencies in troubled Iraq and Afghanistan. But alas, Newsweek article is a big blow to its campaign. It will take months, perhaps years, and a lot of diplomatic kowtowing to undo what has been done. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would probably have to go back to Iraq secretly again to appease our Muslim brothers in that region.
I wonder, however, since report has already been found to be untrue, where did idea of Koran being flushed down come from?
Nathaniel Quest frequently writes articles on diverse topics. He is the owner and publisher of the One Minute Blog (http://opportunities.typepad.com/news). His other websites include Opportunitiesblog.com (http://www.opportunitiesblog.com).
Love and Life LessonsWritten by Ryan Fyfe
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I've started to see in my life that as I open up to love people, it's amazing at how things have changed in my. I heard this story of a girl walking home from school, terribly depressed and down on life. Ready to commit suicide when she arrives home, as she has just had enough. A classmate who had never spoken to her, comes up and asks if he can carry her books, and walk with her. Coles notes version is that because of Love expressed by that boy, she didn't commit suicide and found new meaning in her life. We think of saving lives as firefighters and police officers. What about that boy? Is he a lifesaver? He didn't boldy enter a burning building or stop a fire. He simply just took time to love.
My first response was and one that I hear from most people is: I'm too busy, or I love enough already. I'd say if you honestly answer those questions you'd have same response as I have. I'm not too busy. I just manage my time badly. I'm riding bus anyways. Why not love guy sitting next to me. I love enough already. There is never a time or a place in your life that you will love enough.
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