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Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences

Apr 27 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS, Islam | 1 Comment

 Back in the 40’s there was a very popular, weekly radio show (and later TV) called Truth or Consequences. The premise was that a contestant was asked some impossible question and when they gave the wrong answer the host of the show would ...

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In America

In America

Apr 24 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | America, CDB History | 2 Comments

The 70’s were a time of change, a huge shifting of the generational tectonic plates, an influx of new ideas, new music and the lessening of moral standards. The "if it feels good do it" generation was coming out of it's shell influenced by ...

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Something You Love

Something You Love

Apr 20 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Life | 1 Comment

 When I was a kid, it was hard for me to understand how anybody could actually love to go to work. Why they would want to crawl out from under the warm covers - having to become wide awake in the process - and spend the day toiling away ...

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Suspicions Theories Myth Legend and Make Believe

Suspicions Theories Myth Legend and Make Believe

 There have been stories floating around for centuries about a loose confederation of politicians, business moguls and the super rich who come from different countries and cultures who are the real power behind the throne, who make the ...

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Common Sense and the Obama Accords

Common Sense and the Obama Accords

Apr 13 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Iran, Middle East, Obama | 4 Comments

 I sometimes wonder if President Obama's knowledge of history reaches back past the days of the radicals, flower children, draft card burning and draft dodging and if he hasn't read a lot more Saul Alinsky than Abraham Lincoln and Teddy ...

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Shams, Facades and Outright Lies

Shams, Facades and Outright Lies

Apr 10 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 8 Comments

 As I watch the upcoming election season begin to unfold, I'm once again reminded what a powerful force political ambition really is. Powerful enough it seems, that it can turn a decent person into a conniving, lying, backstabbing charlatan,...

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Pursuing Your Dreams

Pursuing Your Dreams

Apr 6 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Life | 7 Comments

The simple, blue-collar society I was raised in would probably be considered, if not poor, at least far down the financial scale. We lived in a rented house, which had electricity, but our plumbing consisted of a hand pump on the back porch and ...

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Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Apr 3 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Easter | 10 Comments

 Every spring, as the earth renews itself we celebrate what is arguably, the most important day in the Christian faith, Easter, or Resurrection Day as it is sometimes referred to by believers.

As with most holidays, it is surrounded ...

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Hijinks and Hypocrisy

Mar 30 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Clinton, Politics | 3 Comments

Hijinks and Hypocrisy - Soapbox 3/30/15

Recently, on a television news show I was watching, it was revealed that a group of Hillary for President supporters had written a letter to a New York Times reporter ...

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Technological Topsy Turvy

Technological Topsy Turvy

Mar 27 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Children, Life, Technology | 2 Comments

 Whether you're at a fast food outlet, an airline gate, at a ballgame or just walking down the street, if you were to count the number of people either talking or texting on cell phones you'd probably be utterly amazed.

When an ...

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