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Expat currently in Europe

Groups: The Yes We Can Pragmatists, Kosowatt, Friends of the Philippines

Diaries published: 81 (86 days since last diary on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 11:27 PM PST)

Comments posted: 13306 (4 days since last comment on Mon May 18, 2015 at 11:55 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 5374

Total Comment Ratings: 14802

Most Recommended Diary: 70 yr. old Ohio Republican Voter: "I’ve Never Seen Such HATE as This Year in the Republican Party", 122 comments, 500 recommends

People Following Lawrence: 72

Lawrence's Most Recent Diaries:

A little over four months ago, Daesh assaulted the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria, on the border to Turkey. They threw thousands of their best fighters against Kobane, including ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 177 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 06:57 AM PST with 170 Recommends
From the Guardian: 42s ago 16:36 Police raid siege locations There seems to have been a coordinated and decisive response to the two hostage situations in France. It appears that the Charlie ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 79 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 08:40 AM PST with 62 Recommends
Yep, you read that right... 85 people now own more than 3.5 billion other people on this planet: Here's how bad it is: Oxfam now calculates that the 85 richest billionaires on the planet, including ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 02:48 PM PST with 10 Recommends
This is a breaking news item, so it won't be much of a diary. Al Arabiya is reporting that Daesh(ISIS) "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been critically wounded in an airstrike in Iraq that was ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 163 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 01:58 PM PST with 120 Recommends
There is a sprinkling of good news in the otherwise catastrophic 2014 Midterm Election: Oregonian and Alaskan(!) voters both passed recreational marijuana legalization ballot initiatives. They now ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 01:15 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Yep, you read that right. People in the Levant are cheering U.S. airstrikes on ISIS. As reported by Derek Henry Flood, a photographer who has been following the battle for Kobane from the Turkish ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM PDT with 33 Recommends

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