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Social Media - Boon or Bane? The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Does anybody even use those words anymore? A boon is something that is helpful or beneficial while a bane is something that is the cause of great distress or annoyance Wow, where to begin?! I have written numerous

Politics
You Are Malicious, Abusive, and Offensive

I’ll admit, that was news to me.  I’ve been told that in person I can be intimidating because of my size and the way I articulate my argument, but never that I was malicious, abusive or offensive.  

Politics
THOU SHALT NOT...

I’m sure we all recognize those three words from the Ten Commandments in which eight of the ten begin with, “Thou shalt not…”  My intention with this piece is not to “preach

Politics
IF NOT FOR GOD, I’D HAVE KILLED YOU YEARS AGO

I was having a conversation with my son-in-law (at the time) about God.  He told me God had never done anything for him.  I replied that indeed He had, that God had kept him alive.  He gave me a questionin

Education
SLAVERY – THEN AND NOW – THE FINAL CHAPTER

In Part One we looked at the early days of slavery in the western hemisphere. Part Two looked at the era up to the Civil War, and in Part Three we covered the post-war era and Reconstruction

Education
SLAVERY – THEN AND NOW – PART FOUR

In Part One we looked at the beginnings of slavery in the western hemisphere. Part Two covered the era up to the Civil War, and Part Three looked at the post-war era and reconstruction. &nbs

Education
SLAVERY – THEN AND NOW – PART THREE

When I first began this series, I planned for three parts.  I decided after part two it would take four or even five!  In Part One we looked at the early beginnings of slavery in the 17th century, the

Education
SLAVERY – THEN AND NOW – PART TWO

In Part One, I looked at the earliest examples of slavery and how it evolved during the 17th century.  I found it interesting that I saw at least one comment that suggested I was rewriting history. I suppose be

Education
THANKSGIVING, A TIME OF INTROSPECTION AND REALITY

I have actually seen more thoughtful posts on social media this year, not so much of “Happy Turkey Day” and more mention of things for which people are thankful.  It’s a nice break from the back an

Education
SLAVERY – THEN AND NOW – PART ONE

I have wanted to write this for some time now, but it seems something else always gets in the way. As I get in discussions, I learn that many people do not understand the beginning of slavery in America—  how

Politics
Consistency – What Do Pancake Batter and Progressives Have In Common – Or Not?

The English language is difficult at best for people to learn as a second language because so many words have the same or similar spelling with different meanings.  To, Too, and Two - Their, There, and They’re

Education
Oscar Made A Choice

As did most slaves of the day, Oscar shared the “family” name of his master. Oscar and his “master to be” were raised together; they played and learned together with the exception, of course, that

Malicious, abusive and offensive. And the debt goes on. National plight.

Facebook blocked my personal blog as malicious, abusive and offensive. Our national debt just keeps marching along, does anyone care? How did we get to this point, in econom...

Malicious, abusive and offensive. And the debt goes on. National plight.

Facebook blocked my personal blog as malicious, abusive and offensive. Our national debt just keeps marching along, does anyone care? How did we get to this point, in econom...

Iran, Clinton, Bannon, Trump, 2A, Cuomo and Brown - Wow

Unrest in Iran, evidence surfaces in the Clinton email saga, Bannon and Trump exchange blows, 2nd amendment means nothing in NY, Cuomo reads the Constitution and Governor Brow...

Taxes, Spending, Reform, Liberty vs Control (Socialism)

The shell game of tax reform, all compromise is always towards more spending and away from liberty. What is socialism, really, and why is capitalism so despised? ...

Project Cassandra, Tax Bill Passes, Bundy Case Mistrial, Uranium 1 and Jerusalem

Evidence comes to light that Obama administration officials stymied a high level drug investigation into Hezbollah. The Republicans pass a Tax plan. The Bundy trial ends in ...

FCC cans Net Neutrality. Underfunded Public pensions, Sectional Feminism, Slavery Then and Now and Russia - Collusion or Something More Sinister?

Net Neutrality is gone. Public pensions are underfunded by $6 trillion. I learn a new term (Sectional Feminism) and what it means. I discuss the conclusion of my series on s...

More allegations, Slavery, Tyranny, National Reciprocity, Russia and the election

More allegations of sexual misconduct and a look at my series on slavery. A government big enough to to anything FOR you is also big enough to do anything TO you. The House ...

Atheists and prayer, sexual allegations, NK Missile program, the Bitcoin phenomenon and net neutrality

Atheists target a football coach - Sexual allegations seemingly fall apart on Roy Moore, but continue to leave a path of destruction among prominent figures. North Korea laun...

Consistency, hypocrisy, taxes and the perils of a secular society

Description: Michael discusses his latest article, Consistency – What Do Pancake Batter and Progressives Have In Common – Or Not?, the latest on Roy Moore, Al Franken and the ...

Terror in a Texas Church, Taxes, Saudi Arabia and Look! There's a Squirrel!

A brief look at the church shooting in Texas, some history of taxes and reform, what's happening in Saudi Arabia and setting priorities in a time of mass confusion....

Second amendment crisis, the origins and reality of Liberty, and special guest Capt John Gries

We take a look at the continued calls for more infringements of gun rights, where does our liberty come from and how do we keep the continued creep of tyranny at bay.  Joining...

Russia Uranium deal blows up, Paddock, Taxes and Sexual Harassment and Tiffany in Michigan

FBI informant has gag order lifted, Paddock shooting raises more questions than answers, Republicans work on some sort of tax plan and spin it to put a smiley face on it, sexu...

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