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Who We Really Are
With all the division in the country and the world, how can we begin to change if we don’t recognize who we really are? French philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote, “We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate one another.” American-Israeli artist Efrat Cybulkiewicz: “We are more alike than different....
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April 30, 2021
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Meet in The Middle
I didn’t know much about Tyler Perry before Sunday’s Academy Award event. I sure know a lot more now. Last Sunday, Perry was the recipient of the Gene Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The honor is only periodically given to an “individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” And Perry more than qualified. His...
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April 28, 2021
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Every year, Buzzwords are added to the lexicon of our lives. Nowhere have they been more prevalent than in politics. Before he even rode down the escalator into infamy, Donald Trump would frequently use the word, “Fake,” or “Fake News Media.” In fact, he used the word so often – nearly 2,000 times, according to Britain’s Independent – that  the...
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April 26, 2021
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Is it Ethical to Require People to Get Vaccinated?
Normally, I’m against passing any legislation that forces a health decision on anyone. But we are not living in normal times. We continue to live with a contagious virus that affects the entire world – a pandemic. According to Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, more than 3 million have died worldwide. As of Wednesday, deaths in the United States have...
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April 23, 2021
Enough! – Conclusion
Yesterday, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin’s conviction resolves one incident. It’s a big step forward, but it’s just one step. Embed from Getty Images Thirteen-year-old Adam Toledo, with his hands raised, was killed by police. Daunte Wright, shot by police 11 miles from where George Floyd was...
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April 21, 2021
150 – that’s the number of mass shootings since January 1, 2021. 148 – that’s the number of people killed (including shooters) in mass shootings since January 1, 2021. Embed from Getty Images Yesterday, in Kenosha Wisconsin, 3 were killed and 2 injured in the latest incident. Every week we hear of another mass shooting and another and another.  » Read...
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April 19, 2021
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Everlasting Problems
With the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, and the shooting death of Dante Wright just blocks from where Floyd died, racial injustice has raised its ugly head again. Police are charged with protecting people, not placing their knee on a suspect’s neck until he is dead. Statista Research, a data research...
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April 16, 2021
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What We All Need Right Now
Note: Sorry, folks, will return on Thursday. This past year has been an incredible challenge for us all, for some, brutally so. However, 13-year-old William Olmstead from Wilton, Connecticut chose a different challenge. CBS reporter Steve Hartman, tells this short but inspiring story. “Olmstead, a Boy Scout, loved camping until COVID-19 came along. So, he thought, what better way to...
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April 12, 2021
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Galileo Syndrome
He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. – Psalms 104:5-6 And yet, it moves. – Galileo Galilei Headline, Florence Morning Sun (April 1616): “GALILEO FRAUD, CHURCH SAYS” While Nicolaus Copernicus determined that the earth revolved around the sun, he never published his findings until the last year of his death fearing dire consequences. When Italian...
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April 9, 2021
What’s the Truth About Georgia’s New Election Law?
Embed from Getty Images “I’m telling you the truth about this bill,” Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp tells Atlanta’s NPR affiliate. “It expands access.” You can fool all the people some of the time… “After the November election last year, I knew,” Kemp said, “like so many of you, that significant reforms to our state elections were needed.” And some of...
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April 7, 2021