Category Archives: Heroism

It needed to be said. CNN reporter confronted with the truth.

by Chuck Stanley This woman speaks directly to a CNN reporter today, and tells the unvarnished truth. This has needed saying for years.  I recall reading that early in her broadcasting career, Oprah Winfrey was fired from a local TV … Continue reading

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Flowers of the Forest – A short history of an historical lament, and this time it is personal

by Chuck Stanley It was September 9, 1513. The place was, and still is, a meadowland on a low hill just south of the village of Branxton, Northumberland, UK.  If one looks at satellite images of the area, you can … Continue reading

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Rest in peace my friends

I’d like you to meet five guys I met when I was in Vietnam. These guys were the crew aboard a Lockheed C-130E serial number 62-1785, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing based at Ching Chuan Kang Ab, China. Lockheed … Continue reading

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Dereliction of Duty

On February 20, 2017, Lt. General Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster was named as National Security Advisor following the February 13 forced resignation of Michael T. Flynn. McMaster is a combat veteran of the first Gulf War. His most notable … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Pearl

By Terry Welshans This view looks about east, with the supply depot, submarine base and fuel tank farm in the right center distance. A torpedo has just hit USS West Virginia on the far side of Ford Island (center). Other … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: November 26, 2016

November 26th is National Cake Day World Day of Giving * Small Business Saturday International Aura Awareness Day _____________________________________________________________ MORE! Captain Cook, Eugene Ionesco and Tina Turner, click

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The Cats of Aleppo … and Their Keeper

by Nicole Plyler Fisk If there’s one thing I’ve learned from teaching Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series to freshman composition students, it’s that — despite what presidential candidate Donald Trump would have us believe — we should not wax poetic over bombing anything. … Continue reading

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Flowers For Socrates, From Aleppo

by Nicole Plyler Fisk I’m honored to be a contributing writer to this blog (thanks, Chuck, for the invite). For my first piece, I thought that something with flowers would be appropriate, so I’m adapting a diary I posted, originally, … Continue reading

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Public Safety in the post-Pulse era

By ann summers    Orlando’s horrific domestic extremist attack demonstrates that with the constant, cyclical negation of private and public rights there cannot be win-win solutions in a modern democracy that has foundationally resisted the notion of a theocratic state. An … Continue reading

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Orlando Massacre: Pulse One = Stonewall too

By ann summers The framing of that meme of “the worst act of mass shooting in US history” comes not only as an “act of terror and an act of hate” but also raises some other peripheral issues in the early … Continue reading

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