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We’re Better Off With Peace, Colltalers

War, hunger, overpopulation. In the 20th century, these, and our increasing energy needs, were the most alarming trends threatening humanity’s survival. Now, while none of these factors have been subtracted, we’ve added an even scarier one: climate change.
But there’s an underlying thread that links all the great challenges of our age which, not coincidentally, is also an age-old challenge: peace. It’s what’s been sorely missing every year of this young century, as it was already absent in most previous ones.
The quest for peace is about much more than a world without wars, even though such a revolutionary possibility would have completely remade for the better the world as we know it. But it’s hard to even picture borders being marked by agreement instead of conflict.
We’ve been so completely sold on the idea that it’s in the nature of man to wage…

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/15/15

English: Apa Sherpa (born Lhakpa Tenzing Sherp...

English: Apa Sherpa (born Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa), Nepali Sherpa mountaineer, who reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 21st time on May 11, 2011 Dansk: Apa Sherpa (født Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa), Sherpa bjergbestiger fra Nepal, som nåede toppen af Mount Everest for 21. gang den 11. maj 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Revelations in the elevations.

SONOW  =  SWOON,  PRUNS  =  SPURN,  DEODOL  =  DOODLE,  ANUIGA  =  IGUANA   —   Giving us:  SWNSPDODUAN

Clue/Question:  He was explaining to the climber that being a Sherpa had its – – –

English: Aerial view of Everest. Picture taken...

English: Aerial view of Everest. Picture taken by the author during Buddha Air’s Everest Tour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  UPS AND DOWNS

(Very cute.  Not a real puzzler, or anything, but cute.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  We’ve definitely seen “pruns” before.  Great job on the answer letter layout.  It didn’t give the answer away.  Jeff’s cartoon captured the scene beautifully.  It even looks like they’re standing in the shadow of Mt. Everest.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/15/15

English: Keri Russell at the 2009 Toronto Inte...

English: Keri Russell at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”   —   Keri Russell

English: Actress Emily Deschanel at 23rd Genes...

English: Actress Emily Deschanel at 23rd Genesis Awards – Beverly Hills, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This one has merit, but have you ever noticed the number of mundane “quotations” that these online repositories cite for these celebrities?  They might as well quote every one of their sneezes, belches and farts!  And, I like this Keri Russell.  I think she resembles Emily Deschanel more than Zoe Deschanel does.  Maybe they could be cast as sisters some day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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