Tag: carnage

It is 9/11

(I wrote this over a decade ago. I think it is still relevant.) I feel like we should be doing something. We, as a country, should be marking this day with… something. It seems like after all the pain and suffering, we should be doing more than simply “going on with our lives.” It seems that a simple remembrance is appropriate for the Oklahoma City bombing, but for 9/11, we need more. Hands Across America, that’s too hokey. Maybe, just maybe, a simple moment of silence. Maybe that’s enough. Then the question becomes how long do we try to remember? Five

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Reporters die in Syria

Video of slain reporter’s mother: The carnage in Syria continues. We know how this is going to end. We know how this is going to play out. It will take the world community several more weeks to muster the strength and willpower to forcibly put an end to the violence in Syria. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent lives will be lost while these “delicate negotiations” continue. Yet, we know that the world will soon decide: enough is enough. From Reuters: Western and Arab nations will demand on Friday that Syria allow aid to be delivered to desperate civilians in the

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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