March 4, 2018

Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (030418)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: ‘God did this’- How a 22 year-old Texan began a Catholic school for Uganda’s deaf children

Filed under: Education,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Denver:

Mar 1, 2018 / 05:00 am

Rannah Evetts had always wanted to go to Africa. She has no explanation for it, other than that God had planted a deep love of everything Africa in her heart for as long as she can remember.

“Ever since I was a little kid, I would say I was going to Africa, and I didn’t really understand why, and my mom would just call me her little African child because that’s all I would talk about,” Rannah recalled.

Today, Rannah is living out her childhood dream, having founded a Catholic school for deaf children in Uganda at the age of 21.

But it came to fruition in a way she could never have imagined.

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Merkel Acknowledges Germany ‘No-Go Areas’; Longtime U.S. Media Deniers Hardest Hit

Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel recognized that Germany has “no-go areas” — places where police and public safety personnel cannot visit without risking serious physical harm. A short Associated Press item on her statement described “German officials” as “speechless.” It appears that the wire service’s Berlin reporter shared that assessment, and may even have believed that Merkel had fabricated her claim.

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