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Congress Shall Make No law…

I received the following e-mail, and I would like to discuss it with you, first this was started in 2009 and it had Spam attachments to it. I have deleted them from this copy.  Please read the entire post before you take any action:

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Added by Hugh Akston on April 18, 2015 at 5:22am — 4 Comments

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Hillary Clinton.

In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde presented the idea that the good and evil we do is painted on our faces as we age. People who do good look good and people who do evil look evil.

One look at George Soros, Michael Moore, Fred Phelps, or Harry Reid could be led to believe in the evil part, But think of the good people you know, especially the…

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Added by Hugh Akston on April 14, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Prayer for America

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and…

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Added by R.C. "Bob" Lewis on April 11, 2015 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

The Peoples Democratic Republic Of America.

Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat; the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound like a man. Some words can give you a feeling that make your heart warm.…

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Added by Hugh Akston on April 10, 2015 at 7:25am — No Comments

American Islam History?

OBAMA said, in his Cairo speech: “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

Islam? Arabs or Muslims? Here we have a very important distinction. First not all Arabs are Muslim and not all Muslims are Arabs. Just as not all Goldbergs are Jewish, not all Muhamad Alis are Muslim. While there are some ties between…

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Added by Hugh Akston on April 6, 2015 at 12:31pm — 14 Comments

A sunny day in Nuclear Iran.

A small tramp steamer pulls out of Mumbai India, as a small private sail boat sets sail from Bandar Abbas Iran. After a few days they pass close to each other off the coast of Somalia. No one see the small boat from one to the other transferring a passenger with a little luggage. They both go their own way, the steamer passes by the African coast stopping at random ports of call, loading and unloading cargo, like a wandering…

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Added by Hugh Akston on April 2, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Social

The last part of the report covers technology, Social Media, health and training of officers. Much of which I have no arguments with but I did want to finish covering the full report

“Law enforcement agencies face major challenges including determining the effects of implementing various technologies; identifying costs and benefits; examining…

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Added by Hugh Akston on March 31, 2015 at 12:03pm — No Comments

The Great Race…Debate.

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards, Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each…

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Added by Hugh Akston on March 26, 2015 at 7:02am — 12 Comments

Democrats and Civil Rights.

The Constitution of the United States of America is one of the most egalitarian documents in history. In the original document it refers to people as “Persons” or “Citizens”; there are no references to race, color, sex or other discriminators in its text except to exclude “Indians not taxed” the 15th Ammdt.  is the first mention of race or color in the Constitution.…

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Added by Hugh Akston on March 24, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.Policy& Oversight

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. 2015.

Interim Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st

Century Policing. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services…

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Added by Hugh Akston on March 17, 2015 at 10:32am — 18 Comments

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. 2015.

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. 2015. Interim Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Law enforcement cannot build community trust if it is seen as an occupying force coming in from outside to rule and control the community. …

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Added by Hugh Akston on March 9, 2015 at 8:02am — 32 Comments

Every girl is some man’s daughter.

As I love and treat my Daughters (I include my Daughter-in-law as a Daughter), as I love and treat my Granddaughters; so should I treat every woman I meet. Not necessarily love them, but to treat them with the respect and courtesy that I would want all men to treat my daughters with. I love my wife with a special love reserved just for her, and I have a different special love for my Daughters and Granddaughters; one that no other woman qualifies for. I have a love for all people as the…

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Added by Hugh Akston on March 4, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

A Modern Tramp Abroad Part 5: A Tale Of Three Cities

Travel broadens even the narrowest minds, it often takes you out of your comfort zone and you are forced to tolerate and experience what you would normally never do voluntarily. Sometimes it is to eat food that you would not want to try, go to an opera or Ballet, be in large crowds, climb to new heights, talk to people different than you. For everyone it is something different, and it is often a wonderful experience.

Experience can help us to grow and learn. No one person has all the…

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Added by Hugh Akston on January 23, 2015 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Is America (already) a Socialist Country?

The Question of Socialism

 While “We the People” have been working hard since 2009 to stop the implementation of Socialism in the United States, nothing seems to change to our demands; I have frequently questioned the lack of results to our Activism. I kept coming back to the question- Why aren’t we effective?

Then I wondered if we were fighting to elude something that already exists in full force…

I decided to “ask Google” if the United States of America is…

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Added by Susan Nielsen on January 20, 2015 at 6:30pm — 13 Comments

A Modern Tramp Abroad Part 4 London.

What can you say about a city that is thousands of years old? From before the Romans the Celts had a town here. The London Bridge Started as a pontoon bridge across the Thames River sometime around 400B.C. Like Paris it is full of diverse building styles, with monuments everywhere, there is truly history around every corner you turn. Unlike Berlin, which was total destroyed in the war and has few intact historical buildings, you…

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Added by Hugh Akston on January 19, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

A Modern Tramp abroad Part 3 Berlin

I spent 4 years of my life in Berlin 1980 to 1984 the Cold war was still going on, the Wall was intact for all practical purposes Germany was two separate countries. for political reasons however in Berlin, the Second World War was still in effect. We won, the Germans lost, the British, the French and the Russians were our allies; until Germany was reunited as a single country. I was part of the US Army Occupation…

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Added by Hugh Akston on January 14, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

A Modern Tramp Abroad part 2 Paris.

My personal experience with the French people in the past consisted of working with the French military and dealing with bureaucrats. Therefore my stereotype of the French consisted of a bunch of lazy men wearing ladies underwear, riding bicycles while covered in French perfume, eating cheese and saying “I surrender”.

My apologies to the French People.

Like most stereotypes it did not last long after meeting and talking to a greater cross-section of the French people. For the…

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Added by Hugh Akston on January 9, 2015 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

A Modern Tramp Abroad Part 1.

I have just returned from a trip to Europe; France, Germany, and England. My main interest was to spend time with family and to visit some new places and some we had lived at before. As this will be a series of articles I would like to start with an overall impression, then go into details and individual experiences.

First the European Union (EU). Travel between member nations is quick and easy, very little passport or customs controls, after all taxes and duties paid in one…

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Added by Hugh Akston on January 5, 2015 at 1:25pm — 5 Comments

Justice and GRACE

Proverbs 21:15 (NIV)

15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.

Is it Justice we want?

We hear on TV, stories of a protests; “what do we want?” “JUSTICE!” “when do we want it?” “NOW!”

Is it “justice,” the protesters want?

Wow! What a can of worms this can be. I thought this is a no brainer. It is simple; the protestor and the protested have equal representation under the law. Right? Well not so fast, my assumption was we all…

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Added by R.C. "Bob" Lewis on January 1, 2015 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

PEACE of Christmas

Peace on Earth

good will to men

Luke 2:14 KJV

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

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Added by R.C. "Bob" Lewis on December 24, 2014 at 8:13pm — No Comments

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The Peoples Democratic Republic Of America.

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A Prayer for America

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American Islam History?

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