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On the Commercial Front

On the Commercial Front

As the old saying goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” (at the risk of offending the animal rights folks), and Turkey is skinning a lot of cats.

February 27th, 2015

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‘Armenian’ Cities’ Elections

‘Armenian’ Cities’ Elections

It’s that time of the biennial election cycle when many California cities hold their local elections for city councils, school boards, and college boards.

February 20th, 2015

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Toumani Take II

Toumani Take II

Circumstances in the form of community reactions, discussions, and commentary obligate me to revisit a topic I did not much want to address in the first place since it gives the culprit what she craves and needs to achieve her untoward desires/goals, ATTENTION.

February 13th, 2015

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It’s/They’re Coming!

It’s/They’re Coming!

April 24, 2015. Events on, around, about, for, through, because of, and probably a whole of other prepositionally connected events are what “it” and “they” are.

February 6th, 2015

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Reverse Crusades

Reverse Crusades

With what can only be described as breathtaking hypocrisy, the nut-job extremists who are Moslems seem to be undertaking their own “CRESCENTade” to “defend” their religion.

January 30th, 2015

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The First Salvo

The First Salvo

Great news came out of UCLA and its student government.

January 23rd, 2015

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Delegate Delight

Delegate Delight

On Sunday, January 11, a significant victory was achieved by the Armenian community living in California’s 43rd State Assembly District (AD), led by the efforts of the ANCA.

January 16th, 2015

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Touting Tourism

Touting Tourism

Most people do it at some point in their lives– visit a place for artistic, cultural, educational, health, historic, nostalgic, photographic, recreational, relaxation, religious, restorative, spiritual, etc. reasons.

January 9th, 2015

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Dram Drama

Dram Drama

It’s year-end, try-to-write-about-something-big-and-profound, time. Luckily, I was provided with just such a topic courtesy of the juncture and clash of international conflicts with economics.
No doubt you’ve read about the fall-and-rise of the tram/dram (Western/Eastern Armenian pronunciation), the money used in the Republic of Armenia (RoA) and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. You might wonder what all the [...]

January 2nd, 2015

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Is Interim ‘Good Enough’ Acceptable?

Is Interim ‘Good Enough’ Acceptable?

No one disagrees that we have significant problems in the Republic of Armenia (RoA). The disagreement is over what they are, how large they loom, and how to solve them.

December 31st, 2014

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Gaps In Our Narrative

Gaps In Our Narrative

We talk a lot about the Genocide. We do it fairly well.

December 24th, 2014

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Should Less Oppose More?

Should Less Oppose More?

Let’s say you and I are seeking some things, some benefits, goods, whatever they might be.

December 19th, 2014

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Soul Searching, or Self Serving?

Soul Searching, or Self Serving?

I’ve been torn for weeks now over whether to write this piece, perhaps you might even say months.

December 12th, 2014

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100s

100s

A hundred, with a hundred, for a hundred, on the hundredth, that was the original, vague “plan”– 100 miles, 100 people, $100,000, 100th Genocide anniversary, respectively. That was eight months ago when we started meeting to organize a walk to honor our ancestors’ memory.

December 8th, 2014

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