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Dear David, Like millions of us, I know you will be reeling after the horrific attacks in Paris. How can anyone with an ounce of humanity not feel compassion, grief and solidarity with the innocent victims and their loved ones? I hope you will take a brief moment, pause before you take any action. Take a minute to listen to an English Muslim woman speak about how millions of Muslims including my family and me, stand side-by-side with you. Wanting justice and our enemies caught. The people who have claimed responsibility for this atrocity are Daesh (Isis by their name). Daesh hate me and they hate you. They would like to slit my throat just as much as they would want to do the same to the person next to me. They hate us all. Especially moderate Muslims who dare to expose...
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We learned of this unique freebie in a round-about way (handling a complaint of a teacher who got swindled by a teaching internship fraud) Be advised there are over a dozen private companies that want to sell you an internship in China for $499 to $4,999. Do not even say good-bye - hang up the phone and block their Skype, email, and phone number - they are scams. In fact, anyone who asks you to pay money to get any China job or internship is absolutely a fraud that should be avoided like Ebola. These links will identify them for you just in case you are already being wooed by one of them (their sales reps are very good at persuading people so read these links) http://www.worldlawdirect.com/forum/doing-business-china/90007-sophisticated-china-internship-scams-lure-victimize-thousands....
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Lt. Siegfried Sassoon. 3rd Batt: Royal Welsh Fusiliers. July, 1917. I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority because I believe that the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it. I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. I believe that the war upon which I entered as a war of defence and liberation has now become a war of agression and conquest. I believe that the purposes for which I and my fellow soldiers entered upon this war should have been so clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them and that had this been done the objects which actuated us would now be attainable by negotiation. I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops and I can no longer be a party...
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Are you a convenient or selective Christian, or perhaps just one without a conscience? Ever since the Ferguson fiasco I have been both annoyed and disappointed, yet somewhat encouraged by the protests. You see, Thomas Jefferson (who finally admitted to being a Christian) once said "Dissent is both the right and the duty of every American citizen". But I am saddened by the fact that it takes murder and wrongful deaths to get people's attention - enough of it at least to cause outrage, no matter how fleeting and temporary. We are supposed to be "The Christian Nation" yet we tolerate so many unChristian acts from our government it makes me wonder if we have become "CWCs" Christians Without Consciences for the sake of our own convenience, or have we just failed our children and become a...
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Dear Ms. Rowling: I am writing to you today for a couple of reasons. First, I want to tell you how much pleasure I’ve been taking in the Harry Potter series. Now, I realize that you’ve heard that from thousands of fans, and that there’s no reason that my enjoyment deserves any special consideration from you. Still, I did want to tell you how much the amazing adventures of your boy wizard and his intrepid friends—Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and the rest of your brilliant creations—have meant to me. In fact, I am distraught that, with the next installment, Harry’s story will end. All the hours that I’ve spent bewitched (that’s the word, isn’t it?) by his fantastic epic have been amply repaid. Repaid in wonder, excitement, laughter, awe, thrills, caring, hope, and—yes—...
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Dear Mean Girl-Nicole Arbour, I am sorry that I didn't even know you existed until your "Dear Fat People" video went viral…It is a sad, sad day when a talented, pretty, somewhat smart women such as yourself has to resort to playing the "Mindless Twit Card" to boost her ratings. I understand it's hard when your vying against so many stunningly beautiful, plus size models for the cover of People, Elle, Vogue and other magazines typically reserved for skinny people, those who's lives really matter, such as yourself. How dare they get any positive attention and recognition! I can hardly blame you for your "Dear Fat People" video, desperate times call for desperate measures. Not to mention the more successful and talented Fat Comedians, Fat Actors/Actresses and Fat singers with...
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Dear Ms Rowling, This letter, albeit belated, is to apologise for the behind-the-scenes verbal bashing you have unknowingly received from yours truly, and possibly, from other Harry Potter fans alike. As a Harry Potter enthusiast, I've always been quick to reprimand your decision to end the series with The Deathly Hallows, feeling that you ought to have kept writing: be it pre-Harry, or post-Harry. In the past, I have commonly argued that there was much more to be said about Voldemort, much more to be known about Grindewald, and much more to be learned about the founders of Hogwartz. I believed, as do so many of your fans (still), that the Harry Potter series had more life yet; that perhaps that life extended beyond our three most favourite characters (Harry, Ron, and Hermione...
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I grew up in a tough area in Newcastle. I saw drug and alcohol abuse, crime and poverty. I also saw how the lack of role models meant that many of my friends felt they had nowhere to turn. It's easy to see why so many people I knew didn't do well at school and ended up mixing with the wrong crowd and heading down the wrong path to a life of unemployment and sometimes even drugs. It's scary to see that this is still happening. This week marks an incredible turning point for hundreds of thousands of young people who are waking up this week about to embark on a new chapter of their lives. For those who did well with their GCSEs, or even managed to just scrape by, their world is about to change. Maybe they're about to take up a place at college to study their chosen subjects, or...
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"I" am the one who complains all through the year how political parties have lost their morale and sense of service. I am the one who complains that it is a weekend and a dry day owing to elections. I am the one who chooses to lazily sleep through the weekend giving not a damn about the elections. "I" am the one who complains that the govt is not doing enough on securing this country from terrorists. I am the one who at the first hint of a smoke in a bus will push people around - women and kids and old folks - to come out safe. "I" am the one laughs at the "godmen" and their dramas. I am the one who will knock a godman's door at the first hint of trouble in my 'kundli'. "I" am the one - who immoral politicians loot, the terrorists use to instil fear and the godmen trick. "I"...
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Love, I know you. I know your tea preference. I know your favorite movie (Dirty Dancing, as embarrassing as that is.) I know where to find the green tea you hide in your basement. I know that no one will ever care that I don't bother to knock when I come over anymore. And most importantly, I know your heart. You are loving in your own special and unique way. You have a really hard time saying how you feel and I can relate. I know you put yourself out there and get hurt and it hurts me to see you so hurt. A boy in high school probably isn't going to matter in 10 years. If he does, we'll reevaluate. (Unless you end up with some super crazy love story and you meet up again at the same university ...) You deserve someone genuine, like you. I know you've had a dark time. I had one...
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