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Disgrace

Disgrace

May 23 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | 4 Comments

If you were a strong and able man and saw a situation where a boy was kept in chains and regularly raped and abused by a grown man, what would you do?

If your heart was in the right place, you would probably free the boy and land a couple of ...

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Big Government and Small Freedoms

Big Government and Small Freedoms

May 20 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 6 Comments

Recently, I have been thinking about how much life has changed in the last three quarters of a century and how much of that change is influenced by the bureaucracies and federal agencies that hold sway over almost every facet of life in America ...

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A Long, Winding Trail

A Long, Winding Trail

I usually don't write about subjects like the one I'm going to broach today, because I, like I know many of you, dislike hearing people "blow their own horn" or brag on their achievements.

Believe me, that boasting is the furthest thing ...

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Are You Kidding Me?

Are You Kidding Me?

May 13 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Bathrooms | 11 Comments

Having come up in the Jim Crow days of segregation and second class citizenry for people of color, having experienced the cruelty and unfairness firsthand and standing eye to eye and toe to toe with the monster of racial prejudice, I felt a deep ...

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Believe It, Or Not

Believe It, Or Not

May 9 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Religion | 5 Comments

When I look at the unfathomable vastness of the universe, the intricate workings of the solar system, the constant, predictable journey of the moon around the earth and the earth around the sun it's incomprehensible to me that it just happened, ...

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Signs and Suspicions

Signs and Suspicions

We have all heard the rumors, the stories, and the conspiracy theories about a secret confederation of international bankers, politicians, and media moguls who operate in the shadows and from positions of anonymity and secrecy pull the strings ...

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Bitter Fruit

Bitter Fruit

May 2 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics, Religion, Socialism | 4 Comments

Over a half century ago America started caving in to the "enlightened" generation and, although it was not identified by that name, the new age had dawned and the era of political correctness had arrived, as a nation with a bad conscience ...

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From a Layman's Point of View

From a Layman's Point of View

Apr 29 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Elections, Politics | 10 Comments

There's a lot to do with the election process that I'll admit I don't understand, and I'm sure that a lot of the more cosmopolitan minded pundits and professional practitioners of the art, science, three-ring circus or whatever modern day ...

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National Disgrace

National Disgrace

Apr 25 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics, VA | 7 Comments

We've all heard the stories about veterans with serious medical problems being put on long waiting lists and denied the immediate attention they need, to the point that some have even died waiting.

When confronted, the president and ...

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The Problem With Weakness

The Problem With Weakness

Apr 22 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | America, Obama, Russia | 7 Comments

 When I was in grammar school, my dad's job necessitated several moves, requiring my attending three schools in a single school year more than once.

This was over 70 years ago when disagreements among school aged boys were likely to ...

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