While Americans are distracted by gay athletes coming out of the closet and ice skating scoring controversies at the Olympics, people in Syria have other things on their minds.  This is a picture from Damascus the other day when thousands turned out to get food packages handed out by the UN.

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This is not a movie set, this image has not been Photoshopped, this is reality for countless people in Syria.

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Just so you know, I am a big fan of Mike Rowe.  Of course his extended apprenticeships on Dirty Jobs are now a part of pop culture history, along with his narration on Deadliest Catch and others series.  He’s even done commercials for Lee Jeans and Ford Trucks over the past few years.  What I like about him though is he is actually doing something about the skills gap that currently exists in the workforce.  All good things, but then he does a commercial for Wal-Mart and the Leftists throw a fit.

Mike Rowe

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