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About 100 years ago the Czar of Russia (is there any other kind?) and his entire family was murdered by a firing squad by the new boys on the block - the Communists as led by Lenin. The era of brutal Communistic rule and rulers had begun - worldwide. He was founder of the Russian Communist Party,...
We all get spam in our email inbox and they all try various tactics to get your attention above the thousands of others. Here are some that caught my attention during 2017. (I have invented them out of whole cloth and paraphrased others so you will never actually see the ones I have listed below,...
This is a Christmas message for the naive among us. The "game" of Russian roulette is not for the weak at heart. The game is a simple one, but odds are most players will not be receiving old age pensions. A bullet is placed into the cylinder of the .38 caliber pistol, which is usually a five shot...
I was born into the wrong family at the wrong time in the wrong place.  Broth instead of soup so to speak. Six months later another family picked me up, dusted me off and started my voyage into the dysfunctionality of American suburbia. I was surrounded by first and second generation Germans,...

Gary Bégin
  Red Cross Hurricane Harvey - You Can Help Make A Difference redcross.org/Disaster-Relief/Hurricane‎ The website above is the one I trust because I know the American Red Cross, have donated blood to them for years and having also received help from them.  I also trust the Salvation Army for some...
The old folk tune written by Pete Seeger mimics the Bible* and thus acknowledges the reality gained through millennia of man’s experience on planet Earth. Here is the gist of that song: “To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under...
I don’t have all the answers, but no one human does. So here’s the plan: Allow unlimited immigration to the United States with the caveat that all males and females immediately enlist in the military, branch of their choice, as a price for admission. Once they serve a four year contract, which...
I don't have all the answers, but no one human does. So here's the plan: Allow unlimited immigration to the United States with the caveat that all males and females immediately enlist in the military, branch of their choice, as a price for admission. Once they serve a four year contract, which...
Modern American business now seeks to do everything via smart phone apps, websites, texting and gasp, “digital coupons.” Now, being fond of ketchup, especially on my “freedom fries,” hamburgers (free range) and even salmon (wild caught) cakes, I was exhilarated to discover ketchup on sale for .99...
They were from 19 to 37-years-old. Here are their names, ages and hometowns: • Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, Palmyra, Virginia • Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, San Diego, California • Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, Oakville, Connecticut • Noe Hernandez, 26, Weslaco, Texas • Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23,...

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