CategoryEducation

Talladega College

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Okay, we know everybody outside of Alabama knows all of those who reside within the state are rednecks. The rest of the States and the world think that.  Alabamians are racists, bigots, nair-do-wells, with a 3rd grade education, and half of us are moonshiners. You can call us that, it’s okay.  We’re used to it But also call us proud, our pride is on display. Why? Because the Talladega College...

Is Obama’s Legacy More Important Than Kayla Mueller’s Life Was?

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I had just about finished writing this story when I said to myself, “The pieces of the puzzle do not fit together”. Sure the basic information was there and correct, but not the reason all of this took place as it did. I stopped writing, and sat back and thought about it. I thought and thought about it. I went to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night, as I normally do now, which is caused by...

Our Military Personnel Should Always be Protected on Foreign Soil

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I think all regardless of political persuasion can agree on that. But our military personnel have not been protected as they should have been. Let me give you what I have learned, and you decide who is at fault. Last year 50 security analysts with the Department of Defense signed a letter that said the information concerning the situation with ISIS had been severely altered from what they...

Sometimes Statistics don’t Tell the Whole Story

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One of my friends, on Facebook, cited statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that 480,000 die from smoking each year, more than die from drugs. Those dead from smoking only affected themselves and their relatives who moaned and mourned their passing. In addition to those who died from drugs, let’s look at the collateral damage they caused to people who are affected by their...

Cancer

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As I travel down the cancer road, I don’t think there is much of the spectrum I have missed—chemo, radiation, shots, and now a powerfully, potent, relatively new drug with its aggregate of 1,000 mg I take by mouth. I call them the four pills of the apocalypse in deference to the great sportswriter Grantland Rice’s reference to the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” which were the four offensive...

Nothing Like a Pulmonary Embolism to Ruin my Day

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Actually it was a cluster of small to medium-sized pulmonary embolisms. I had gone in the morning to the Brookwood Hospital outpatient to have a CT scan and a bone scan to check to see what my cancers were doing. First I was given an injection of radio isotopes for the bone scan to read. That would take a while to course through my body. While the isotopes were doing their thing, I was scheduled...