THUMBS UP: To 100 Black Men of Valdosta, American Veterans Post 607 and many other groups and individuals for making sure Thanksgiving was a holiday shared by everyone in the area. These groups work hard to raise funds and to volunteer in other ways to guarantee a holiday meal for everyone. Kudos.
THUMBS DOWN: To the Taliban spokesman who suggested the world should forget about the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States and focus instead on the U.S. actions in Afghanistan. Should leaders of the 80-some nations that lost citizens in those attacks forget about those lives ended for doing nothing more than being at work or flying on a plane? Should the world forget that it is not only the United States, but many other nations, that are supporting action in Afghanistan?
THUMBS DOWN: To the 40 Muslim physicians in India who are boycotting American- and British-made medicines because of the military actions in Afghanistans. The doctors say they will prescribe such medicines only during life-saving emergencies. Why should people suffer until the point they're ready for death? Why should people suffer because of a physician's political or religious views? Shouldn't it be up to the patient?
THUMBS UP: To hunters in Georgia for sharing their bounty with the less fortunate. Georgians donated 488 deer, 33 more than last year, to a program that distributes the venison through the state's food banks. This is a program that combines an opportunity for sportsmanship with charity.
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