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Facing Facts

Sep 29 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 10 Comments

 Politicians these days - when accessing a situation - are not concerned about how it will effect the country, but how they can best turn it to their advantage, how they can spin it, twist it and gain from it; truth and the nation be damned....

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Old Suspicions

Sep 26 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | General | 23 Comments

 Regardless of the spin machine at the White House and the sycophants who call themselves journalists who defend Obama's every step, any thinking person can see through the saccharine veil with enough clarity to know that a major part of ...

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Winds of War

Sep 22 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS, Middle East | 20 Comments

I have heard differing opinions about how ISIS or ISIL or whatever you choose to call the horde of barbarians murdering, raping and pillaging their way through Iraq and Syria came into being and I'm sure the finger ...

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Reflections on the Golden One

Sep 19 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Family | 3 Comments

Ten o'clock on a Sunday morning doesn't seem very early to most folks, but to a hard-working twenty-something musician who just finished playing his club gig a few hours before, ...

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E Pluribus Unum

Sep 15 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | 9/11, America | 14 Comments

 The term “E Pluribus Unum” appears on American currency and other official places of prominence around America. It’s a Latin phrase which translated means “out of many, one,” which of course implies that out of the many diverse ...

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The Day the Devil Declared War

Sep 10 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | 6 Comments

 It was a pleasant day for early September in the Tennessee midlands where the temperatures can range in the high 80s at that time of year. Hazel and myself had gone to the Tennessee Driver Services Center to renew our carry permits.

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Somebody's Lying

Sep 8 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Benghazi | 11 Comments

Hidden things have a habit of coming to light after a while, especially if the hidden thing is an exposed lie propagated by more lies and cover ups and when it involves the lives of four Americans, Ambassador ...

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Retrospective Rambling

Sep 5 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama, Russia | 3 Comments

When you take a look around you nowadays you're apt to want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head.

Russia is rattling a saber that has lain dormant for decades, dormant but never dead, the seed ...

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Labor Day 2014

Sep 1 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Labor Day | 3 Comments

 When I was a kid, the most significant meaning of Labor Day was that is signaled the beginning of another school year. Our summer vacations began Memorial Day and ran until Labor Day so it was not greeted with much enthusiasm by the ...

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Fatal Inertia

Aug 29 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS, Middle East | 16 Comments

I have learned in my life that there are certain situations that you sit back and let develop and come to you and those, which require your immediate reaction before the seed germinates and the problem grows bigger ...

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