Tag Archives: Current Events

Beware of Internet Hoaxes

May 21, 2012


Telling secrets

“This can’t be! Can it?” Those were my thoughts when I read an email that someone sent me recently. It obviously gave me great cause for concern. The email described how, over the past few years, a company called The Freedom Group was slowly and quietly buying one gun manufacturer after another. The collection of […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 13, 2012


Happy Mother's Day

On this day set aside to remember and celebrate mothers, we hope that you take advantage of this opportunity: remember the good times and the helpful thing that you learned from her. If she is still here on earth, let her know that you appreciate her and love her. Happy Mother’s Day! Related Posts Merry […]

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Student Riots in Montreal

April 26, 2012

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Student Riots in Montreal

“Riot police used tear gas and concussion grenades on hundreds of students protesting outside Montreal’s Palais des congrès Friday, where Premier Jean Charest was speaking at a symposium on northern development.” So begins a news report on CBC News. College students have long been an element of social change around the world. Sometimes the protests […]

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Vote Your Heart

April 24, 2012


polling station

Today in the U.S., five states are holding their Grand Old Party (GOP) Primaries. Voters in Connecticut, Delaware, New Year, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are going to the polls to cast their ballots for the Republican that they want to represent them in the general election later this year. Or are they? Our Civic Duty […]

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Happy Easter!

April 8, 2012


Easter Sunday

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, […]

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Another Look at the US Budget

March 21, 2012


our economic game of roulette

According to recent surveys, the economy is one of the most important factors for many voters in this year’s Presidential election. In Tuesday’s Republican Primary in Illinois, 8 out of every 10 voters cited economics issues as being the main issue behind their decision at the ballot box. Social issues like immigration, health care, and […]

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Nuclear Energy: Pros and Cons

March 12, 2012


is nuclear energy a good idea

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.  As such, it seemed a good idea to consider this source of energy and its possible impact on us. Next week, I’ll try to cover some of the ways you can protect yourself from the harmful effects radiation in case of a […]

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Government Debt: Another Reason to Prepare

February 16, 2012


financial road closed

The Gross Domestic Product, the Consumer Price Index, the National Debt, and even the Annual Deficit. What do all of these economic indicators really mean? Or does it really matter? Wouldn’t those in Washington tell us if things were really bad? Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the specifics of how we are […]

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The Great Shakeout 2012

February 7, 2012


devastation after an earthquake

At 10:15am CST, 2.2 million people across 9 states will seek refuge from a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault. People will drop to the ground before the shaking topples them, they will take cover under a sturdy object like a table or beside a bed, and they will hold on until the shaking […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2011

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We celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! Joe & Laura

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