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A CDB Tradition 2014 - A Carolina Christmas Carol

A CDB Tradition 2014 - A Carolina Christmas Carol

Dec 19 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Christmas | 1 Comment

 For many years during this joyous season we take a break from the usual soapbox as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and we post a story I wrote many years ago called “A Carolina Christmas Carol,...

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Surfacing Old Suspicions

Dec 15 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | World Politics | 6 Comments

There has long been a theory about a mysterious type of international shadow government, a confederation of world-class power players consisting of the super rich, bankers, entrepreneurs, captains of industry and ...

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Feinstein's Folly

Dec 12 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 4 Comments

I watched Dianne Feinstein on the floor of the Senate as she gave a summary of a five-year, forty million dollar report that really made America look like something out of the Middle Ages, complete with dungeons ...

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Expectations

Dec 8 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 5 Comments

After the runoff election in Louisiana which denied incumbent Democratic Senator, Mary Landrieu, a third term, it brings the new Senate to 54 Republicans and 46 Democrats, with the GOP holding the biggest lead in the ...

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Blurred Blue Line

Dec 5 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Law enforcement | 7 Comments

In 2003, a woman with a very long rap sheet left East Tennessee in a stolen car barreling west on Interstate 40 with nothing but trouble on her mind. She refused to even slow down for any of the numerous law ...

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The Forgotten Word

Dec 1 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Ferguson, Race relations | 2 Comments
I sometimes wonder what would have happened had Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived ...
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Powder Keg

Nov 28 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Ferguson | 20 Comments

 The death of Michael Brown was a tragedy that destroyed a family, incited a riot and divided a city, and while there were sincere protests and peaceful marches carried out by truly concerned citizens who felt that the police over reacted, ...

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Modern Day Monarchy

Nov 24 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama | 8 Comments

For well over two centuries the United States of America has existed, in tact, through wars, depressions, civil uprisings, inept politicians and internal struggles, our governmental system not perfect by any stretch ...

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On the Horizon

Nov 21 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Race relations | 5 Comments

 The recent sordid events in Ferguson, Missouri are troubling enough, but it could well be that they are merely a harbinger of much worse things to come.

Ferguson, at least in my opinion, is a conundrum, a “damned if you do, damned ...

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Difference

Nov 17 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | 10 Comments

The National Cathedral was recently used for a Muslim prayer service. Since its inception the National Cathedral has always been a Christian church, with a cross, the international symbol of Christianity prominently ...

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