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BearTracks

BearTracks

Jul 27 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Russia | 5 Comments

Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the Berlin Wall was coming down and all the talk about perestroika and glasnost were making the rounds, when Gorbachev came to power and was being viewed as the great Russian ...

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Profiling and Common Sense

Profiling and Common Sense

Jul 24 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Islam, Terrorism | 5 Comments

 The recent massacre of five of America's finest young men in Chattanooga, Tennessee starkly points out the failure of our government - both political parties - to deal with a complex problem that will not go away.

A problem that ...

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Reasons Behind Reasons

Reasons Behind Reasons

Jul 20 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Abortion | 10 Comments

 A small quiz:

Who do you think made the following statement about blacks, immigrants and indigents?

"Human weeds” “spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”

Who said that they should ...

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Now or Later

Now or Later

Jul 17 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | America, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Obama | 13 Comments

What just happened?

Did Barack Obama pull off the diplomatic coup of the century, or did he just open Pandora's nuclear box.

Has he made the world a safer place or has he put every succeeding generation ...

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Under Oath

Under Oath

Jul 13 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 7 Comments

 Mentally questioning what I hear a politician say has become an automatic reflex with me. So many times I doubt the voracity and even the sincerity behind the statements, reactions and game faces they present to the media and the world.

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Priorities

Priorities

Jul 10 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | America, Obama, Politics | 7 Comments

In a time when it's as evident as the nose on your face that Russia has a leader who is every bit as ambitious, dangerous and possibly even slightly demented as any hard line communist butcher who ever ruled over the old Soviet empire, they are ...

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The New Untouchables

The New Untouchables

Jul 6 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama, Politics | 7 Comments

  There was a time when members of the European nobility could have a member of the lower classes flogged, incarcerated, tortured and even executed without standing trial before a jury of their peers.

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Celebrating Our Birthday - My Beautiful America

Celebrating Our Birthday - My Beautiful America

Jun 29 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | America, Independence Day | 21 Comments

I have just completed a leg of our 2015 tour that has taken me across the entire heartland of America, Pacific to Atlantic, and once again I'm deeply touched by what this country means to me.

As the 239th Birthday of the greatest nation the ...

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Flags

Flags

 The recent senseless act of slaughter in a church in Charleston, South Carolina awakened America to the ever present lunacy and evil that walks among us and has also reopened some old wounds and deep feelings on both sides of a long ...

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What Is Truth?

What Is Truth?

Jun 22 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | General, World Politics | 8 Comments

 “What is ‘truth’?”

Pontius Pilate asked this question as Jesus Christ stood in front of him accused of crimes against Rome.

Pilate knew that there was no validity to the charges, that the Pharisees and Jewish religious ...

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