This is a curated list of articles, seeds, photo/video posts and comments for the past week. The series will combine the use of Newsvine's "thumbs up" as well as the minds of the Newsvine team. As always, meta articles about the proper use of the site will be ignored for this feature.
You missed a busy week. It's time to catch up.
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Vlad's Dog writes "How ISIS ruined my birthday! Monday Writing Challenge."
So, in order to keep my birthday sanity next year, I plan to celebrate my 62nd birthday, without ever getting killed, on November 12th, because now November 13th will be bad luck for a party and joy, because, I KNOW FOR A FACT, that the media will want to do an all day, one year look back story on the Paris Attack, on my real birthday, and that will just piss me off further. Terrorists and the media do the same damn jobs daily! They both ruin many birthday celebrations dammit!
Father Guido Sarducci aka Bryce DeWitt writes "Who Is the Most Responsible for the Rise of ISIS - Poll"
However, I did find two credible articles which I hope all visitors will read, before taking the poll. The first article by The National Interest assesses the roles of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama in the rise of ISIS. In the second article, Tony Blair admits that there is truth to the claim that invading Iraq was the principle cause of the rise of ISIS.
My plea to many of my fellow humans, is that you refuse to allow these terrorists to win. THEY want you to hate, harm, attack and kill innocent refugees, as they refused to follow their wicked and ignorant ideology!! They want you to be fearful! They want you to distrust all Muslims! They want you to claim that your religion is the only true religion! They want you to go to war! They want you to propagate their lies! They want to divide us all !
dellasumbrella aka Wendy Wallin writes "Teeter Totter"
It’s then that I ask myself, do we really need swales on the bank? Does the world need a few more crocheted scarves? Is there any reason for me to read another book, write another blog post, plant another tree? Will I have time to make some more pottery and fire it in my new kiln?
The answer is always yes.
Soph0571 writes "They do NOT get to decide who WE are."
Rescue dogs62-8851485 writes "IS ANY ONE WATCHING DEMOCRATIC DEBATE?"
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Rain7216 seeded from Occupy Democrats "Obama: I Refuse To Rush Into War Like Reckless Bush & Cheney"
Soph0571 seeded from Addicting Info "French TV SLAMS Conservatives For Politicizing Paris Attacks: 'Newt Gingrich, Shame On You'"
NY Peach seeded from The Federalist Papers "French Blame Obama's FECKLESS Leadership For Terrorist Attacks"
Dudester Cogburn seeded from the New york Post "It's time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or resign"
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Quote of the Week: “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
So who's going to make next week's Best Of? What did we miss?