On the nation’s birthday we need to take a long look at our society and that is what this post is about….an excellent post by one who fought for the freedoms we hold dear…if you do not do anything else on this day then read this post and appreciate what this Veteran has to say……chuq

The Ghosts of Tal'Afar

Independence Day for Americans is a day where we signify the birth of a nation; the start of the grand experiment known as democracy and the establishment of a set of systems and values that would go on to define the United States, of which we are still continuing to how should I say, “refine” as necessary.  Perhaps “tweak” is a more apropos; refinement lends more towards the purposeful processing, removing of impurities or unwanted portions in order to reduce the content of the substance down to a more pure, valuable or useful state. Some may think the United States is being refined, others may think the contrary. Nevertheless, days like the 4th of July have great meaning behind them, that like

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