Monthly Archives: August 2015


The Screaming End

GeneVincentby James Ray Deaton8/31/15
Forty-four years ago this October Gene Vincent lost his race with rock ’n roll and the devil. October 12, 1971, talented and troubled Vincent Eugene Craddock, known as rock and roll’s original bad-boy Gene Vincent, fell and vomited blood in his parents’ trailer house in southern California. More » • (1042 views)

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Book Review: Up the Down Staircase

UpDownStaircaseby Anniel8/31/15
This book took the world by storm when it was first published in 1964. The new e-book edition of 2012 has a lengthy introduction by the then 101 year old author, who was born on May 10, 1911 in Berlin, Germany and died on July 25, 2014, in Manhattan, N.Y., shortly after her 103rd birthday. More » • (1023 views)

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TV Series Review: Narcos

Narcosby David Norris8/29/15
This superbly produced Netflix series is part crime drama, part history lesson, and is definitely worth watching. I didn’t have a lot of background about the Columbian drug cartels going into this, but much of the ‘headlines’ from the 1980’s came popping back into my head as the story unfolded. More » • (1243 views)

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A Land of Contrasts

StarOfDavidby Steve Lancaster8/28/15
22 July Monday night, Fayetteville time  •  Well, we are somewhere over the Atlantic and expect to arrive in TA about 10 in the morning Israel time. The plane is full, a small group of Americans who are making Aliyah, (in Hebrew this means to go up to Israel) are on the flight. More » • (760 views)

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Checkpoint Charlie

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu8/28/15
In the summer of 1973, West Berlin was tiny island of democracy in an ocean of communism. The communist regimes of the DDR and Soviet Union did not have warm feelings for the enclave. More » • (967 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins Symposium

by Brad Nelson8/28/15

Because I haven’t been able to gain traction on any other subject, and because there does seem to be interesting in this topic from at least four people or so, I’m polling now for committed participants. More » • (1670 views)

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The Lie of Pro-Choice

Conceptionby FJ Rocca8/28/15
The euphemism chosen by promoters of abortion is “Pro Choice” implies the rational decision of one action over another. It does not consider the quality of the thing about which the choice is being made. The act of choice is essentially neutral. More » • (964 views)

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The Wrong Headedness of Multiculturalism

MultiCultiThumbby FJ Rocca8/28/15
The misconception that America is multicultural is being touted by the Left and too easily bought by many as a magnanimous gesture to people who came from different cultures to the great Melting Pot of America, not to live in separate enclaves More » • (686 views)

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Reaping What We’ve Sown

by Fashqn8/28/15

I believe my Bible makes it very clear that back in the beginning of days
God created man, and then woman; with each unique in their own special ways More » • (628 views)

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Immigration: The Refugee Scam

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke8/27/15
Jeb Bush has called illegal migration “an act of love.” And all over the West we see nations being loved to death, with endless human waves from Third World countries washing ashore. The results were predictable and are now plain: balkanization, riots, ethnic and racial strife and no-go areas in European lands. More » • (1008 views)

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Recalling Eric Hoffer’s Wisdom

EricHofferby FJ Rocca8/26/15
Last May 21st marked the 32nd anniversary of the death of American philosophic icon, Eric Hoffer. Although his biography is somewhat murky, there are facts of which we can be certain. Eric Hoffer was a self-educated, deeply sentient observer of not only the American civilization but of mankind in general. More » • (845 views)

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Mercy Killing One Fifth of the American People

Abortion3by FJ Rocca8/25/15
Since Roe v. Wade took effect in 1973, almost 56 million abortions have been performed. The US population, at present, is approximately 319 million. In four decades, approximately one-fifth of the American population has been legally exterminated. The excuses given for abortion vary. More » • (915 views)

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