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    Posted July 18, 2014 by
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    The World Is Burning


    Here  in the Cornfield we are experiencing the coolest July in 30 years. Yet  across the pond the heat is getting hotter. The world is burning.

    In  Afghanistan, the Taliban are ratcheting up the turmoil and twisting the  vise tighter. In Iraq, the oil fields are shooting flames with murder  and mayhem running rampant. In Syria, the government continues its war  on its own people. Israel has sent tanks into the Gaza Strip to stifle  the rocket launches by the terrorist group, Hamas. In Ukraine, a  Malaysia commercial jet is shot out of the sky raining bodies and debris  down on the ground. In the Philipines, people are mourning the loss of  family and property from devastating typhoons as China braces for an  onslaught from the ever growing storm.

    The world is burning around us.

    Then  we look at the problems in our own country. Many of those seem so small  in comparison to the tragedy occurring throughout the rest of the  globe. Not that our problems are not real.

    The  fear, the concern on this cool Friday morning as I sit in Mark's Den  listening to the news, perusing the news sites online is that the US of A  may be drawn into quarters we do not wish to be nor should we be.

    There  is the tragedy of violence of neighbor turning on neighbor. We were  rocked by the deadly bank robbery attempt in California. We were shocked  at the murders and gun play in Chicago. We hear and read of children  being abducted and murdered. We see children lost, bewildered in  detention centers at our border.

    But still our problems seem to pale compared to trouble spots in other nations.

    My take on the tragic events of Thursday: Kernels From the Cornfield.

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