MEL RHODES' PLACE

"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

THE TRUTH IS OUT

My laptop gave up the ghost on Sunday.   The result has been mixed emotions – I have to admit to being somewhat lost without it but my life is less … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

HOMELESSNESS & THE DECLINING ECONOMY

We live on the west side of Lansing, which is a part of Eaton County.  Two other counties serve Lansing – Ingham and Clinton counties. Within the tri-county area there … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

WHY ARE WE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

“America is losing its hegemony in the Middle East.” So wrote The Economist in its September 13th issue, page 55. This raises a question.   Why does America need to be … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

ONE SMALL STEP

I took our eldest grandson out this morning – the first time since going into the hospital six months ago. As he’s only 2 and a half, he had forgotten … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

TRUTH ABOUT EBOLA

Dr. Joia Mukharjee says racism is to blame for the slow response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and other African countries. Mukharjee is a professor at Harvard Medical School … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

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 · 1 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 · 18 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

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