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"Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened." — Sir Winston Churchill

MORE NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

More than 800 police conducted raids on suspected terrorists early Thursday morning in both Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. The raids followed a plot to randomly kidnap people and then videotape … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

SHARING SOME GREAT NEWS

Today the Rhodes family is rejoicing. We just received the news that Diane, my wife of 39 years, is cancer free. It was on the last day of my hospital … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 16 Comments

NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

“Based on current trends China’s economy will overtake America’s in purchasing power terms within the next few years . . . The US is now no longer the world’s sole … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

WHEN IS A TERRORIST NOT A TERRORIST?

Brendan Tevlin was a 19-year-old American white male who was murdered in June by an African-American Muslim who told the police he was fighting jihad (holy war). He was shot … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

PRESIDENT’S SPEECH MISLEADS PEOPLE

  Yesterday’s MEMRI newsletter showed a picture of young Indian Muslims outside of a mosque. They were all wearing ISIS t-shirts. An accompanying article showed that the influence of ISIS … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

HISTORY IS BRUTAL

(Our youngest grandson, Leeson, who turns 2 in December, deleted this morning’s article. Here is an attempt at a re-write.) Bernard Cornwell is an American novelist who has written dozens … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

COUNTDOWN TO DISUNITY

Paul Johnson, the prolific British historian, made the following very perceptive observation about his own country: “Disunity has always proved fatal to the Offshore Islanders.” The offshore islanders he was … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

LONDON BEHEADING POINTS TO THE FUTURE

The death of an 82-year-old great-grandmother would normally be found on the “Obituary” page of the newspaper. But, a few days ago, the beheading of Palmira Silva in Edmonton, a … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

LOOKING BACK ON 35 YEARS

I had a nice surprise a couple of days ago. After posting “So What’s In a Name?” I got a response from Walter Mondale Jr., who was Vice-President during the … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

NATO SUMMIT IN WALES

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO or, in French, OTAN) was formed on the 4th April 1949.  It was said at the time that NATO’s purpose was to “keep the … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

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