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Celebrating the Ides of March

Category: 2017, Freedom, Patriotism

In Roman times the Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars, the god of war, and military parades were usually held. Then on the Ides of March of 44 B.C. something historic happened. Julius Caesar, the Emperor of Rome was assassinated by a group of senators who felt he was gaining […]

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Mar 28, 2017
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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

A distorting mirror or carnival mirror is a popular attraction at carnivals and fairs. Instead of a normal plane mirror that reflects a perfect mirror image, distorting mirrors are curved mirrors, often using convex and concave sections to achieve the distorted effect. Looking at, and through the 2013 mirror, I realize that times have changed. […]

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Oct 18, 2016
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We Still Hold These Truths

In a world of moral confusion, and of arbitrary and unlimited government, America’s founding principles are our best access to permanent truths and the best ground from which to question the current direction of our nation. Join Matt Spalding, author of We Still Hold These Truths and an authority on American political thought and religious […]

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Jul 7, 2016
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The Purpose of Survival

Category: 2016, Freedom, Survival

Having survived some of the most horrific events of the 20th century, for most of my life I considered myself a survivor and after passing age 90 I even had the gall to call myself a professional survivor. I laid out the rules of survival and wrote about it, made speeches about it. It all […]

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Jun 3, 2016
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Rules of Survival

Category: 2016, Life, Survival

You hear me refer to the Rules of Survival quite often, but you may never have had the opportunity to attend a meeting where I reviewed them. I have followed these rules for many years, but did not realize that I was doing so because I never verbalized them. They are quite simple and you […]

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Jun 3, 2016
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The Blizzards I Have Known

Category: 2015, New York, Survival, Weather

As I watch the television describe the latest blizzard hitting the East Coast, I keep hearing about the famous 1947 blizzard that broke all records. Well, I was there and lived through it, so I have a little insight on what happens when a blizzard hits New York. In January 1947, we had just arrived […]

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Jan 27, 2016
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Inflation

Category: 2015, Economics

When someone reaches my age there are stories to tell about the good old days. There are also stories about the bad times and the lessons to be learned from them. Unfortunately it is a basic human tendency not to learn from other people’s mistakes, or from history because we all live with a built […]

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Jan 5, 2016
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Obama on Life Insurance: Labor Day 2015

THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT OF A SPEECH TO BE GIVEN BY THE PRESIDENT ON LABOR DAY 2015. My fellow Americans, Ever since I was a community organizer I always wondered how life insurance companies could build their magnificent office towers and pay large salaries to their executives. It did not take me long to find […]

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Jul 15, 2015
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So Spake Zarathustra the Geomancer

Category: 2009, Belief, Values

When Zarathustra arrived at the city, he saw an assembly of people gathered in a large arena listening and dancing to loud music. The crowd parted as he walked among them, observing his weird robe and remarkable shaft. Soon he stood under the bright lights on stage and the music stopped. “Speak, speak! O, Zarathustra,” […]

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Jul 15, 2015
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American by Choice for 62 Years

Category: 2015, Patriotism, Values

Sixty-two years ago July 4th was on a Saturday, just as it is this year. On Friday, July 3rd 1953, I was sworn in as an American citizen at the Houston Federal Courthouse in ceremonies attended by close to a thousand people, including guests and host organizations. After the speeches and the Oath of Citizenship, […]

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Jul 6, 2015