Greetings from Phoenix,
With Brexit the European Union seemed doomed, but the EU is expanding in the an area long neglected by the West. The EU’s wavering political commitment to future membership of the six Balkan countries has caused many people in the region to lose hope. The EU strategy aims to turn the tide and push the region towards EU membership and deep transformation.
Dangerous civilization-ending games with North Korea and the world. Antisemitism in France, Drought in South Africa.
This week’s first new 2018 post from Jim Tuck. Iran, North Korea, Philippines, Israel and more….
"Alas, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evil doers, children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel, they have turned away backward. why should you be stricken again? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faints. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; they have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment." (Isa. 1:4-8)
At our October 17, 2017, Batavia, OH Rotary meeting Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan who is also the co-chairman of the Hamilton County Opiate Task Force was our guest speaker. He spoke about the heroin epidemic in Southwest Ohio. It was an eye-opening presentation about a serious drug problem killing at an accelerating rate right here where we live.
Fred Kellers is leaving for New Zealand this week of November 6, 2017 to help Dan Porteous who is recovering from an illness.