Money Problems

In the Wall Street Journal on June 11, 2012 appeared an article entitled Kiss That Inheritance Goodbye. The basis of the full page article to its readers was some sad news. There were startling statistics which were hard to believe but one should not attempt to deny them. The baby boomers should look at them…

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Too Good To Be Lost

Several nights ago I was listening to a talk show host who is well known. He had an interview with Jerry Falwell, the deceased Baptist minister about Christianity. This was a replay of a broadcast some seven or eight years ago. Jerry Falwell quoted several passages of scripture that Jesus was the only way to…

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Motivation

There are several characteristics which set us apart from other animals. There could be named four or five features we are all familiar. However, there is one which arouses the mind and soul of all humans. The desire is for our name to live on after we have died. Most form of animals as well…

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Loyalty

It is a human failing to not remember what others did for us. This age we live in knows little of the past of individuals, groups and this nation as a whole. When we look around the truth of this statement is more obvious. Recently your author read about an event that happened on September…

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What Are The Numbers?

We have taught that the way to change some program or a culture is to have a vote. This is supposedly the democratic way. Our schools have taught this. Our churches have embraced the idea that the masses decide an issue. The election process over years for the presidency hammers away at this theme. Vote!…

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Hypocrite Christians

A fool is a person who accepts what the world states as being the path that should be followed in life. The culture, which we are now living, is made up of fools that wish only to survive. Our existence is similar to a person who uses alcohol every day and states he will not…

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Self Destruct

There is a fatal characteristic of all humans. It brings about a flawed concept for healthy, mental alertness and spiritual degradation. The rule is very simple that we will not follow sensible rules for our own well-being. Maybe the comic strip Peanuts was right when the author had one of its characters remark We have…

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Prepared To Die

The Western World is indebted to the historian Herodotus for telling of a small contingency of three hundred men who fought for three days against a superior force of Persians led by Xerxes. The battle was short in the number of days. There was a pass in Greece which was very narrow. It has been…

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Apres Moi Le Deluge

There are some languages, which state a preposition better than the English. The phrase which is the title of the article is such a remark. The meaning of the Apres Moi le Deluge is After me the deluge. Credit should be given to the French king Louis XV for this. Years ago the book of…

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Kasserine Pass and El Guettar

The necessity of leadership is always present. The first time the Americans met the German army in World War II was in Tunisia. The German army had been pushed back from Egypt and Libya. The Americans had landed in Morocco and moved across Algeria. It seemed as if the allies would soon win Africa. Not…

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Sic Sempler Tyrannis

When John Wilkes Booth jumped from the theatre box at Ford Theatre on the night of April 15, 1865, he yelled out Sic Semper Tyrannis even though he had a mangled leg. It is customary to make Abraham Lincoln a semi-god in the history of the United States. If you have ever been to the…

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Three Stages

It has been said that movements have three ways that each is dealt with by people. When a student of history observes the life, times and culture of certain ideas this becomes very evident. First, the culture ignores what it stands for and pronouncements are made that the concept espouses. The majority of the citizens…

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