OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO KYRGYZSTAN

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The Magazine With Heart
Pacem, Libertatem, Justitiam
January 22, 2017   Vol. 9 No. 20
$1.00 US or Equivalent – If You Can Afford It, Please Go Here

Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry officials work among remains of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The cargo plane crashed Monday morning, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the Manas airport as well as those on the plane. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry officials work among remains of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The cargo plane crashed Monday morning, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the Manas airport as well as those on the plane. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO KYRGYZSTAN

A SPECIAL FROM OUR EUROPEAN DESK:

Hi Rusty:

This time I want to share verbatim a very moving post of my acquaintance from Kyrgyzstan about three days ago concerning the Kyrgyzstan freight plane which crashed into village near the capital Bishkek: 

Catharsis. Nation unites over victory or grief.  

7-year-old boy who went to school in the morning and came out of the ashes of his house and did not find anyone …

A woman once lost three children under the rubble of his home …

The man who went to work in Russia and lost a whole family of seven people …

The young father in whose bedroom flew parts of plane but with a daughter they miraculously survived …

Human sorrow, silent consternation, scream stuck in her throat.

I am often in this village where most of the dwellers- ethnic Kyrgyz from neighboring countries and internal migrants from different areas. This hard-working people with calloused hands who breed cattle and grow wheat.

But even in this sorrow I’m thankful to ordinary people who organized help people in need, provided food and mattresses. People helped silently, without unnecessary big words. After all, it is not about things and money …

Silent actions of people, a nation that can empathize with the human misery, that nation is able to open heart to the pain of ordinary people.”

Kyrgyz citizens living abroad can raise funds here.

Rusty, I totally respect this dedication to help co-citizens. Neighboring Kazakhstan provided their assistance too and that is a great example of co-operation.

Unfortunately on an almost daily basis, we hear about plane tragedies. Hopefully there is a way to change this.

Happy New Year, Mishka.  Stay warm, my cousin.  See you next week.

Olya Bereza – European Editor ` Пятница, 30 декабря 2016, 14:53 +03:00 от Minstrel312@aol.com:

HEADLINE NEWS AT A GLANCE

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AFRICA

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MIDDLE EAST

World Leaders Push Israel And Trump To Forge A 2-State Deal

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EUROPE

Kyrgyzstan Plane Crash: Dozens Die As Turkish Cargo Jet Hits Homes

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RUSSIA

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CANADA

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UNITED STATES

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THE NATIONS

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OCEANA & POLYNESIA

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TOPICAL

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TERRIORISM, ESPIONAGE AND OTHER ILL WILL

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Obama Transfers 4 From Guantánamo, Leaving 41 There As Term Ends

U.S. Airstrike Kills More Than 100 Qaeda Fighters In Syria

ISIS Destroys Part Of Roman Amphitheater In Palmyra, Syria

FOSSIIL FUEL RESISTANCE

Video: Standing Rock Defenders Lead Stand Against Trump

01-october-2016  COMMENTARY

Hi again, from the shores of the Salish Sea.  As is my peculiar custom since I first voted in a national election (No, Olya, it was not for Thomas Jefferson or the other guy), I totally tuned out Inauguration Day.

I want to make it perfectly clear, you see, however, that this is not because I have anything personal against imminent presidents.  It’s just that by the time they get where they’re going, they’ve said about all that can be said and I’ve already heard the rest.

I did listen to my mayor and I liked what he and the City of Seattle had to say.  We know how to be Americans out here.  Considering what some of our ancestors went through to get here ~ mine sailed in steerage ~ we tend to be a rather tough and self-sufficient lot, legal marijuana, a thriving LGBT community, hoodies and immigrants from every patch of land on the planet notwithstanding.

The challenges our region faces were not created by a bunch of people in Washington, DC trying to juggle “what’s best” for us and every other region in America (if not the world).  They are endemic to our specific social and economic evolution.  We are the last part of the continental US to be settled so our destiny is still pretty much in our own hands.

We know what we have here and we’ve demonstrated what we’re willing to do to nurture, defend and protect it.  We’re the populists Donald Trump thought voted for him.  While we’re not consciously trying to lead the nation, if the rest of the country likes the direction we’re headed, there’s always room in the boat for those who can pull their own weight.

Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the earRusty

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MERRITT SCOTT MILLER Bio Wrath of the Testament Author and Northstar Journal editor Merritt Scott (Rusty) Miller is a former newspaper reporter who has published extensively in the Pacific Northwest and several times nationally. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he began his career in the alternative media of the mid-Seventies. His own Sacramento-based monthly ~ Rapline ~ drew praise from Sacramento BEE metro columnist Herb Michelson in a column published that that newspaper; and from Berkeley Film Quarterly editor and author of the bestsellers Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging, Ernest Callenbach. A Northern California native with roots in British Columbia, Mr. Miller has written for several Northwest community newspapers, United Press International, the daily Portland Oregonian and for such Seattle publications as the Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Press and the University Herald. As an investigative reporter for the McMinnville, Oregon News-Register ~ and in conjunction with CBS News in New York, Washington, DC and Flagstaff, Arizona ~ Mr. Miller localized a story of alleged Contra gun-running by an international air freight company headquartered in that Willamette Valley community. During the 1987 Angel Complex Fire in southern Oregon, Mr. Miller worked as the lead dispatcher for the U.S. Forest Service and covered the disaster for National Public Radio and as a special writer for the Portland, Oregonian. His 1988 series on child abuse for a rural weekly earned him praise from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. In his career as a journalist, Mr. Miller has interviewed a Nobel peace laureate; an internationally renowned abstract artist; a popular folksinger and various Pacific Northwest elected officials, include a state treasurer and governor. An accomplished travel book writer, Mr. Miller has penned demographic and feature copy for the “Best Choices” series on Eastern Washington, British Columbia, Virginia, South Carolina and Atlanta. As either a contract or staff publicist, he has served a host of clients including the Olympia Music Festival, Umpqua Valley Community Hospital, the City of Canyonville, the Tiller Ranger District, The English School, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners, Yamhill County Assessor Kim Worrell and Workers of Oregon Development. His freelance publications include: United Press International, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Portland Oregonian, Forest World, American Trucking, Trucks, Oregon Adventures, Oregon Education, Old Oregon, The Entertainer, the Seattle Press, the San Juan Island Sounder, Northwest Passage, Northwest Connection, Seattle Source, Seattle Forum, the University of Colorado’s Writers Forum, Clouds, The long Beach Literary Journal and the Pacific Media Group. He has worked since the age of 13 and has been a hop harvester, professional musician, civil servant, forester, convenience market clerk, lumber mill worker, temporary word processor, technical writer and editor. He has also led a social services research and development team and has six years of radio and telephone communications experience. His interests include astronomy, aviation, camping, Canada, communications, conversation, cooking, dancing, economic development, education, environmentalism, exploration, film/DVDs, fine dining, government, green technology, health. History, human rights, International community, Internet media, law, literature, marine engineering & design, medicine, music, nature, networking, outdoors, pets, photography, romance, science, sexuality, technology, travel, water, wildlife His honors and awards include: Letter of Appreciation - Amnesty International; US Senator Patti Murray Letter of Appreciation for The Northstar Journal Blog; Editors Choice, International Library of Poetry; Congressman Edward Murray Letter of Appreciation; Congressman Frank Chopp Letter of Appreciation; Hersch Best Read on the Net Award for The Northstar Journal; President Bill Clinton Letter of Appreciation; Workers Of Oregon Development Certificate of Appreciation; City of Canyonville Police Department Certificate of Appreciation; City of Canyonville Mayor’s Office Certificate of Appreciation; California Supreme Court Justice Rose Bird Letter of Appreciation; Northwest Magazine Editorial Board Letter of Appreciation for Rain; Editorial Award, Society of Professional Journalists; Sacramento Bee Metro Column; Honor Roll: California State University Long Beach; Deans List: Long Beach City; Mr. Miller currently resides in Seattle, Washington, where he continues to edit and publish The Northstar Journal. He is working on two novels concurrently and a sequel to Wrath of the Testament.
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