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Gordon Parks - a wonderful article, and photographs, but a missed opportunity for the Spencer Museum of Art

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Gorden Parks - A wonderful article in the New York Times, but a missed opportunity for the Spencer Museum of Art and the Edwin A. ...


The Meaning of Christmas

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Christmas has many meanings People forget that not everyone has a place to live or experiences Christmas in a positive way. The following video, posted ...


My first hearing of the King’s College Choir

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My first hearing of the King's College Choir When I was a student at the University of Kansas, I was tuning in one Christmas Eve ...


Immigrants Should Avoid Obama’s Trap

People who are in the United States illegally need to realize that President Barack Obama's immigration proposal [even if he is sincere] is essentially a ...


Is Obama Immigration Plan a Trap?

People who are in the United States illegally need to realize that President Barack Obama's immigration proposal [even if he is sincere] could a trap. ...


Sam Brownback Preferable to Paul Davis

I'm not a fan of Governor Sam Brownback, but four more years of Brownback is preferable to four years of someone who is as out ...



This afternoon I noticed an article that to me is of considerable interest (see below). It addresses the issue of prejudice and might just surprise ...

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Democrats Are Ultraconservative Elitists - Not Liberals

Why do Republicans like Rush Limbaugh continue to help out Democrats be calling them "liberals" even though most Democrats are ultraconservative elitists? Rush's listeners might ...


What and where is this?

Somewhere in Douglas County

I used to post photos of out of the way places in this blog. Today I ran across something that was unexpected. Since it is ...


Time for V.P. Joe Biden to Relieve Barack Obama of Presidential Duties

Increasingly even many Democrats are recognizing that the American ship of state is foundering. It's Captain seems out of touch with reality. The Captain may ...


Round 2 of the United Disk Golf Championship streaming live this weekend

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Round 2 of the United States Disk Golf Championship also streams live Not only is the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival streaming llve from San Francisco ...


It’s streamed live today (Friday) through Sunday, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

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Completely free-Streamed live today through Sunday from Golden Gate Park The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is being streamed live today through Sunday, from Golden Gate ...

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If No Democrat Senate Candidate, I’ll Vote for Roberts

I had been looking forward to the opportunity to vote for an Independent candidate for U.S. Senate. I often vote for "third party" candidates because ...


Festival of Dangerous Ideas, including the future of newspapers, streamed live from Sydney, Australia

Festival of Dangerous Ideas from Sydney, Australia The festival is streamed live from Sydney. You may click on the current streaming, which is indicated with ...


Are Redskins Ashamed of Their Complexion?

I'm attempting to understand why some of the descendants of the people Christopher Columbus called "Indians" say they are ashamed to be called "redskins". The ...


Keep in Mind that Russia Is a Democracy

The Ukrainian government and other western nations need to keep in mind that Russia is a democracy. President Vladimir Putin will have to act if ...


Did Ukraine Air Force Cause MH17 Crash?

Did a Ukrainian Air Force Su-25 in effect guide a missile from a Buk missile launcher to Malaysian flight MH17? Did Russian separatists fire at ...

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Day 3 of the African Summit

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Day 3. A review of the results of the African summit will come in a few days Ebrahima Mbowe from The Gambia and I will ...


Day 2 of the African Summit at the Whitehouse

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President Obama greets young Africans to the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Day 2 of the Africa Summit President Obama gives a toast: Clarence ...


Fear clouds your thinking

How do you prove orbits are elliptical to someone who does not know calculus? Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus in order to prove it. (Yeah, ...