The newspapers lately have raised my suspicion of collusion among people who made mortgage loans to unassuming home owners.  Somewhere within the banks’ systems, some employees have had secret conversations about how likely a given customer is to make payment.  I am not alone in my suspicion because churches, for example, have started withdrawing their money from banks they suspect of this collusion.


appease.current events

The category/label called CURRENT EVENTS indicates a post that addresses a recent  local, national or global event.  An event is a specific occurrence in time.  The subject of posts that use this category describe or explain something that has happened recently.  Such posts differ from ones labelled as personal experiences.  This latter category, as the next post explains, refers to an experience you personally have had–either a specific or a general experience.  Incidentally, you may have had a personal experience  of a current event, in which case you apply both labels.  For example, maybe you were heckled or applauded while speaking at the Occupy Atlanta camp.


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The ruling military council in Egypt are having an increasingly difficult time appeasing the tens of thousands of protesters who gather in Tahrir Square.  The streets of Cairo are filling up with people who think the military leaders are not relinquishing their power fast enough.


The lead article in the most recent edition of Holy Innocents’ school newspaper, The Crimson and Gold, describes the start of a new program designed to foster philanthropy among the students.  Austin Holland, a Holy Innocents’ senior and one of fourteen founding board members of the Charitable Youth Fund, explains that “Though I’ve tried to involve myself in other philanthropic causes in the past, the HICYF is, in my opinion, unparalleled” (15 Nov. 11: 1).


Some people think that not establishing a Palestinian state in the late 1940s, when the opportunity first presented itself, was a decision inimical to both Israeli and Palestinian people.  Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Authority, recently expressed this opinion.  Daily examples of inimical relations abound.