Where Do the Most Amish Live in the US?

Some Amish are scouting out land in Canada. I bet they’ve had it with the U.S. Here are the 10 most populous Amish communities in America.

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The Biggest Climate March in History

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This Sunday, Biggest Climate March Ever

If the predictions are correct, New York City will be the site of the biggest march on climate changeearth that’s ever taken place. It’s Sunday, September 21. I’m going. Are you?

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Jamaica Plain, My Hometown

Check out the writeup Yours Truly received from the Jamaica Plain News.

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Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Reenacted in Boston

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I was walking to work today and a scene in my Jamaica Plain neighborhood looked like something right out of the Hitchcock flick “The Birds.” Here, I juxtapose my photo (in which the birds begin to amass on the power lines) with two photos from the pop culture hit film. (Click on my photo to enlarge and get a good view of the birds.)

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Forget Mental Illness; Let’s Concentrate on Getting Rid of Guns

From the New York Times:

It is almost impossible to tell if a person struggling with any mental disorder might ever turn violent; the vast majority never do, even those who make threats and preparations to do so. “Most people who go through these steps never act out in a violent way, never go beyond contemplation of it,” said J. Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist in San Diego and an editor of the International Handbook of Threat Assessment.

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Guns and Why They Need to Go

Guess what? Lots and lots of people who have never been diagnosed with a mental illness have used guns to injure and kill other people. We can’t police everyone and their use of guns. The only way forward is to end the use of guns. If we are supposed to be a civilized society we should not need guns for anything.

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Here’s an Amazing Short Film by Thomas Edison

History comes to life in this short film of street peddlers at the turn of the 20th century in New York City’s Lower East Side. The film is copyrighted by none other than Thomas Edison! Check it out!

 

 

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