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Modern Day Monarchy

Nov 24 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama | 7 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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Old and Hurtful Memories

Nov 14 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS | 2 Comments

I remember when I first started hearing about Vietnam, a place nobody had ever been and few people even knew where it was, but by the time we learned to pronounce the name, America had slipped enough troops in through the back door, under the ...

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Prejudice

Nov 10 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Race relations | 4 Comments

One of the most overused and misused words in the English language these days is racism. It's bandied about by people who don't even know the real meaning of the word, people who have the misconception that any ...

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What Now?

Nov 7 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Congress, Obama, Politics | 3 Comments

 America has spoken loudly and clearly, expressing their dissatisfaction with President Obama's policies, domestic and international, by electing a Republican majority in both houses of Congress.

But from what I could glean from ...

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The Bible and the World Today

Nov 3 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Israel, Religion | 22 Comments

Unfortunately much of the world today looks at the Holy Bible as being an archaic old tome made up of the writings of long dead men, an ancient collection of fables and obsolete thinking, written by unenlightened, ...

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Two More Years of What?

Oct 31 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama | 4 Comments

 The only way to describe the last few years of the Obama Administration is a mess.

It's been scandal after scandal, deception after deception, and now crisis after crisis and President Obama and his ...

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Observations on Turning 78

Oct 27 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Life | 5 Comments

October 28th will be my 78th birthday and I'm just sitting here wondering what, if anything, it represents, some significant milestone or chronological line I'll be crossing that will change my perspectives or effect my ...

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To Tell the Truth

Oct 24 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama | 5 Comments

To Tell The Truth - Soapbox 10/24/14

One of the first things I was taught as a child was to tell the truth, no matter the consequences, no matter the ramifications. It was ingrained in me from my earliest ...

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