Overwhelming and inexcusable ignorance on display. Here is a rebuttal, of sorts.
Meanwhile, there are some folks in Mumbai who are in genuine crisis and could use all of our prayers.
It's been a tough year. It could still get tougher. And yet..., and yet we still live in the greatest country on earth at a time when new insights, new discoveries and new inventions are broadening our horizons and our opportunities on a daily basis. As a whole, we live better and have more freedom and, yes, more resources if we would only tap them, than anyone anywhere anywhen. So in spite of all the tsuris, we have a great deal to give thanks for, this year and every year.