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July 8, 2010

Follow Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtianior One of my first friends in colleges was a woman from Iran.  She was a few years ahead of me, and lived in my dorm.  I do not know why we became friends, but we did.  She looked exotic, but not because she was Iranian, rather because...
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Did You Know?

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July 7, 2010

Follow Do you remember vacuum tubes?  No, not something to help you sweep the floor, but rather the large, bulky, glass tubes which were housed inside of television sets, that were anything but flat!  They were the electronic amplifiers which allowed the world the wonder of radio, television, and the first...
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Oil

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July 6, 2010
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Follow 78 Days Later One of Florida’s perks is that you really can swim year around, as the water is almost always warm; and in general Floridians love the beach.  We live on a peninsula, surrounded by a truly breathtaking vista of sea and sand.  Having lived in California and Hawaii,...
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July 6, 2010
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Follow October 13, 1958   Our family has few heirlooms, most of which no one else would consider of value.  I have just packed away a photo of my father, standing in front of one of his paintings.  I am sending it to Caroline, my younger sister.  Her name is written...
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Did You Know?

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July 6, 2010

Follow With the exception of the Bible, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s Man of La Mancha has been translated into more languages than any other book!  It is undoubtedly, the finest piece of Spanish fiction ever written, credited as the first modern novel, in any language, and considered by many to be...
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June 24, 2010
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Follow The General and The President “I am closing my 52 years of military service. When I joined the Army, even before the turn of the century, it was the fulfillment of all of my boyish hopes and dreams. The world has turned over many times since I took the oath...
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Did You Know?

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June 23, 2010

Follow There are over 40 calendars used in the world today.  In the Western World, we use the Gregorian calendar.  In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII, issued a papal bull to correct the Julian calendar, which was created by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C., inspired by the Jewish and Egyptian calendars.  Caesar,...
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June 9, 2010
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Follow           Legacy   “But in the Lord all the descendants of Israel will be found righteous and will exult.” ~ Isaiah 45:25 ~   “Israel is the only UN member not permitted to stand for election to the full range of UN bodies. So while membership of the UN Human...
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Oil

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June 9, 2010

Follow   “When asked why BP did not have containment systems on standby in case of a leak, BP spokesman Robert Wine said there was no reason to think an accident on this scale was likely.” “It’s unprecedented,” he said. “That’s why these caps weren’t there before.” http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/09/bp-changes-oil-containment-time-prediction/             Fifty-one days...
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Film’s Recommended by Marcial

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May 29, 2010

Follow     This is a trading world and men, women and children, who cannot live on gravity alone, need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is in a business established by the Author of our nature.  If he worthily fulfills...
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