Monday, April 20, 2015

Come Back To Us



In the news. Last fall I got a Kindle Fire—and now I spend way too much time playing solitaire and watching YouTube videos. A subscription to the Washington Post came gratis with the Kindle. And, I just read that
they are doubling down on their search for that missing Malaysian airjet. Isn’t that how they always refer to it? The headlines are part of my subconscious.

Yet—where are the girls? I haven’t seen any headlines about the missing girls recently except—
one year on 219 Nigerian schoolgirls are still gone. That a lot of grieving parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters.

If only the international community could put its resources behind the search for these girls. “Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters that the next phase of the search was expected to cost about 50 million Australian dollars (about $39 million in U.S. currency), according to Reuters.” I wonder how much has been spent looking for the missing girls?  Goodluck Jonathan, the former Nigerian president was defeated at the polls by Muhammadu Buhari, who promises to renew the search, but I’m afraid after one year there is very little will or interest. 

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