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Friday, November 28, 2014

Curious Timing
Roy Meachum

The announcement came at Thanksgiving week, when news is lazing. Furthermore, there are suspicions of that timing that are true.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Best Thanksgiving is Today
Harry M. Covert

Regardless of when or where who started this feast day or who set aside the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving Day is one of remembrance, joy and hope.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Slaves to the State and/or Federal Government?
Cindy A. Rose

Represented or ruled? Which do you feel? I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have to get permission from government for the silliest of things.

Surprise after Surprise
Tom McLaughlin

Samarinda and Tenggarong, Indonesian Borneo – We hired a car and drove about two hours to the capital of the Province, Samarinda. The drive up was pock marked with the strip mining for coal. Ugly gashes in the earth laid bare the orange clay. One could see the remnants of coal embedded in the land.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Titillating Days for Frederick
Harry M. Covert

No matter where life takes us, there’s no uncertainty politics will always play a major role, whether good and bad, up or down, in or out. Everywhere, at city halls, town halls, county seats, civic clubs and churches of all persuasions.

Weekend Saturdays and Sundays
Roy Meachum

Weekends, I sit in front of my television set; I have it on right now. Saturdays are dedicated to college football, and the next day I learn from the professionals, thanks to George Preston Marshall.

Monday, November 24, 2014

CDC Questionnaire for Students Isn’t Academic – Part 1
John W. Ashbury

It isn’t a surprise that a public school education isn’t what it used to be. Those who have taken that 1895 Kansas high school test are keenly aware that even their education of some years ago didn’t measure up to what children learned “back-in-the-day.”

CDC Questionnaire for Students Isn’t Academic – Part 2
John W. Ashbury

Here’s are questions 42 through 78 on the CDC questionnaire for high school students.

CDC Questionnaire for Students Isn’t Academic – Part 3
John W. Ashbury

Here’s are questions 79 through 99 on the CDC questionnaire for high school students.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Government Takes Over The Pulpit
Joe Charlebois

Controlling religious speech seems to be on the agenda of more than just Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker these days. In nearby Prince George’s County, the county’s environmental director Adam Ortiz has been given approval to waive a majority of the “rain tax” fees that churches are required to pay if they only deliver “green sermons.”

Shepherding by Distance
Roy Meachum

As the town’s only newspaper pointed out on Wednesday, we have mornings that seem to chill out. As The Frederick News-Post informs, in the inside pages, we seemed to have arrived at the cold months. It’s about time!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

And So It Begins…Again.
Patricia A. Kelly

President Barack Obama, having waited until after the election, has announced that he will do what he can, using executive order, to create immigration reform. Republicans responded by suggesting that he is violating the Constitution, trying to look good, attempting to create a legacy, trying to pick a fight, etc.

A Case to Better Manage Sports Pains
Harry M. Covert

The sporting life of these modern times is over the moon, to borrow an old expression. As was mentioned recently, federal agencies are getting into the act, supposedly to keep everybody clean, quite possibly pure.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It Didn’t Exist, But There It Was
Tom McLaughlin

Balikpapen, Indonesian Borneo – This is a fast-paced oil and gas town with business people signing contracts, salesmen from all over the world arguing which product is best and westerners busy training the locals. Cranes are everywhere constructing new high rises buildings.

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