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Communication

Communication

Jun 24 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Technology | 2 Comments

When it comes to education - by today's standards - I am way behind the curve. Things like digital technology and "the new math" came along long after I had picked up my high school diploma, along with the other 21 graduates in the class of 1955 ...

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Peaceful Religion With a Caveat

Peaceful Religion With a Caveat

Jun 20 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Islam, Terrorism | 7 Comments

Ever since the interfaith gathering that took place shortly after 9/11 when President George W. Bush energetically stated and reiterated several times that Islam is a peaceful religion, some of us have been wondering where he got his information....

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Harbinger

Harbinger

I fear that the recent attack on the nightclub in Orlando, Florida signals a new direction in America's struggle with radical Islamic terror, and something that our president has neither the stomach nor the motivation to deal with.

The ...

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A Nation in Mourning and a President in Denial

A Nation in Mourning and a President in Denial

The unprecedented tragedy that took place at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida over the weekend will play out in hyperbole and journalistic spin in the next few weeks, as America tries to figure out what happened, why and how best to prevent it ...

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Love

Love

Jun 10 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | 3 Comments

There are few words in the English language that get used in more ways than the little four-letter word “love.”

I love my wife.

I love my kids.

I love football.

I’d love to be rich.

I love to watch the sunrise....

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Whistling Past the Graveyard

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Jun 6 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS | 6 Comments

 Anyone who hasn't been able to draw the conclusion that ISIS, al-Qaeda and various and sundry other radical Muslim organizations and non-entities, are bent on destroying the free world and all it stands for has not got enough sense to pour ...

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The Thought Police

The Thought Police

Jun 3 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 7 Comments

"There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all ...

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A Day to Honor Those Who Gave Their All

A Day to Honor Those Who Gave Their All

May 30 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Memorial Day | 5 Comments

I was five-years-old plus two months when the Japanese bombed our Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which placed some of my most formative years in some of the darkest days of the Second World War.

The casualty lists were made public ...

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Response to a Non-Existent But Typical Liberal Hate Letter

Response to a Non-Existent But Typical Liberal Hate Letter

May 27 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Liberalism | 12 Comments

Dear fellow American from the “dream world,”

I want to thank you for your letter and all the unkind things you attempted to say about me. I have a few comments of my own to make.

First of all, your command of the English ...

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Disgrace

Disgrace

May 23 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | 10 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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