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Dink, Bonk, Bling, Crash, Smush

Dink, Bonk, Bling, Crash, Smush

Dink, Bonk, Bling, Crash, Smush— the sound effects you might see in the emphatic bubbles in the panels of a comic book are what the news from Turkey is starting to sound like lately, a farce of ego, filth, and conflict.

January 10th, 2014

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Pension Plan for Poverty

Pension Plan for Poverty

Imagine starting off the 2014 New Year knowing that you’re going to get screwed by your own government in yet another way. That’s what our compatriots in the Republic of Armenia (RoA) face starting January 1.

January 3rd, 2014

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Turkish Attitude: A Chronology

Turkish Attitude: A Chronology

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN
The past year has been rife with intriguing developments on our Turkish (non-Azeri) front. So I realized it would probably be good to put those often-positive-seeming events in some context.
Some 1,000 years ago, Turks arrived in Asia Minor— Anatolia and the Armenian Plateau. That’s when our interaction with them began. These marauding horsemen [...]

December 31st, 2013

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Azerbaijan Runs Out of Oil- Then What?

Azerbaijan Runs Out of Oil- Then What?

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN
War. With the Republics of Mountainous Karabakh and Armenia. That’s what!
Here’s how and why.
By all accounts, Azerbaijan’s oil will run out, practically speaking, in a little more than a decade (most comprehensively explained in Alec Rasizadeh’s “Azerbaijan’s Chances in the Karabakh Conflict.” This doesn’t mean there won’t be any oil left underground. It [...]

December 20th, 2013

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reCONciliation

reCONciliation

Reading the phrase “hell-bent on Armenian-Turkish reconciliation” at the end of Harut Sasounian’s most recent column triggered a profound revulsion coupled with a realization.

December 18th, 2013

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Mass & Density

Mass & Density

Mass is how much stuff there is. Density is how tightly packed the stuff is. It’s the old “Which weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of lead?” query. Which, in turn, begs the question, “which one can have more impact?”

December 13th, 2013

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Turks Must Be Smoking Their Own Poppies

Turks Must Be Smoking Their Own Poppies

So disconnected from reality is an article I just read from a Turkish source, that I thought I had found the explanation for why we no longer hear (since the 1970s) about opium from Turkish poppies being shipped to the west— the Turks are smoking it all, with none left for export.

December 6th, 2013

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Come Home

Come Home

There are those who seek it, and know it not. There are those who once were there and should return. There are those who deny it, yet in truth, belong.

November 27th, 2013

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Reasonable Reform Request

Reasonable Reform Request

I recently attended a program where the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund (HAAF) was discussed.

November 27th, 2013

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Rays of Hope

Rays of Hope

I recently saw a newsy clip on YouTube about solar water heaters installed in Armenia. The homeowner was happily describing how he expected to recoup his investment in a matter of months.

November 22nd, 2013

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Pretty Amazing

Pretty Amazing

Yup, pretty amazing, and that’s putting it mildly. You saw the news item. But it was presented so matter-of-factly, so blandly, it might as well have been just another news release from just another organization about just another run-of-the-mill dinner dance. But to me this was epic.

November 15th, 2013

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Voter Disenfranchisement Coming to CA?

Voter Disenfranchisement Coming to CA?

It was just a matter of time, in a state that has seen the likes of the farcically inappropriately named “Minutemen” who professed to address immigration issues, anti-bilingual education ballot measures passing, and dozens of millions of dollars spent to kill passage of a very simple GMO* food labeling ballot measure.

November 8th, 2013

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Facilities

Facilities

Since late August, between preparing for the October 6 formal opening with ribbon cuttings and all the niceties, and the November 1 fundraiser, the focus of community activity in Burbank has been BYC and more BYC (the ACF’s new Burbank Youth Center).

November 1st, 2013

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Armenia’s Environment in LA

Armenia’s Environment in LA

For ten days, three environmental activists from our homeland were in the Los Angeles area to raise awareness levels about the severe problems we face.

October 25th, 2013

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