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Spectrum - November 21, 2007

Guest Opinion: Why Burma/Myanmar is closer than it seems to Palo Alto

by Barbara Slone

I was born in Palo Alto almost 61 years ago. My son, Josiah Slone, married his UCLA classmate, a Burmese woman, Khin Khin Slone, who was born and raised in Yangon (Rangoon).

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Barbara Slone is a musician, dancer, community fund-raiser "and mom trying to figure out what I might do when and if I ever grow up!" She can be e-mailed at Barbara.Slone@gmail.com.

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Posted by The Slone Clan
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Nov 24, 2007 at 8:50 am

This is a most noble and worthwhile cause. The Burmese people need so much help and we can make a significant difference by donating our financial resources! Keep up the good work and let neighbors and friends know that they can buy NEW items at this sale for holiday gift giving. Friends and neighbors can drop items off up until Saturday night for this sale. The Monks thank you in advance for all those meals! (50cents=one morning meal). Anyhow, you did a great job Mom and we support this cause all the way!


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 25, 2007 at 9:05 am

Burma is yet another failed socialist state. It's command economy creates commanders that rule by force. If Palo Alto's HRC is going to do something usefual for Burma, it should start by condemning socialism. Only by digging out the roots of this poisonous weed, will Burma begin to recover. A simple vote to "support democracy" is meaningless.


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