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Quilligrapher

Joined 9 years ago from New York

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  • Is Anybody in Washington Listening?
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    Is Anybody in Washington Listening?

    3 years ago

    The American electorate struggles to alter the course of irresponsible government while elected officials peddle their political influence for person gain.

  • Buy Guns For Cash - No Questions Asked
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    Buy Guns For Cash - No Questions Asked

    3 years ago

    It is rather absurd and naive but the law assumes that only stable, sane, law-abiding buyers attend gun shows where weapons and cash are traded, no questions asked.

  • Illegal Immigration and the Economy
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    Illegal Immigration and the Economy

    3 years ago

    A major national debate rages over U. S. government control of immigration and the impact foreign workers exert on the country's economy. While conversations range from bland indifference to outright hostility, the loudest and most incendiary opinions drown out the more moderate voices and dominate...

  • Black Class Action Demands Apology From Dems
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    Black Class Action Demands Apology From Dems

    7 years ago

    In a press release entitle “The 9/11 Black Attack on Democrats”, the Reverend Wayne Perryman announced a class action by Black Americans that accuses the Democratic Party in America of racial discrimination from 1792 to 2011. The suit names President Barack Obama as a co-defendant and demands...

  • Chicken Little and the U.S. Recovery
    33

    Chicken Little and the U.S. Recovery

    5 years ago

    President George W. Bush’s legacy to the United States of America will always include two avoidable military incursions on foreign soil and the largest economic meltdown since the Great Depression. Americans have borne the financial brunt of his...

  • Religion, Secularism, and DNA
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    Religion, Secularism, and DNA

    5 years ago

    All humans share one odd characteristic not found in other species. When it comes to God, we are all believers. Most say they believe God exists. Others say they believe a god does not exist. And the rest say they believe god may exist. In the...

  • Huckleberry Finn: One Word Does Make A Difference
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    Huckleberry Finn: One Word Does Make A Difference

    4 years ago

    An English professor is collaborating with an Alabama publisher to reprint both Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer in a single volume. The announcement sent tremors through the publication world when it heard the new edition will replace the words "nigger" and "injun" with other terms more acceptable...

  • Voter Ignorance:The Enemy Within
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    Voter Ignorance:The Enemy Within

    3 years ago

    Thomas Jefferson warned that an uninformed electorate would destroy the freedoms of a republic: "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, ...it expects what never was and never will be." His words are a chilling reminder that the United States...

  • Prison Preacher Slams Islam
    8

    Prison Preacher Slams Islam

    7 years ago

    I receive far too many emails that have little or no value. A large portion of them are from friends and relatives who sincerely believe that transferring junk emails from their in-box to mine is a way of "keeping in touch." I should tell them how I...

  • A Wordscape On Civilization - II
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    A Wordscape On Civilization - II

    16 months ago

    A Continuation of Part I, An informal examination of civilization including quotes from notable commentators about its nature, origin, progress, and its ultimate cost to mankind.

  • A Wordscape On Civilization - I
    0

    A Wordscape On Civilization - I

    7 years ago

    An informal examination of civilization including quotes from notable commentators about its nature, origin, progress, and its ultimate cost to mankind.

  • The Art Of Civilized Persuasion
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    The Art Of Civilized Persuasion

    8 years ago

    Powerful suggestions for discussing ideas and opinions with others. Tips on how to disagree without being disagreeable. Techniques to encourage your listeners to consider the value of your beliefs.

  • Irena Sendler, A Heroine of the Holocaust
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    Irena Sendler, A Heroine of the Holocaust

    3 years ago

    Four 9th graders captured the spirit of one woman’s courage and compassion. Their project inspired their community and, ultimately, attracted global attention. This is the life of Irena Sendler in Poland and the students in Kansas who told her amazing story to the entire world.

  • Where To Find The Most Snow In America
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    Where To Find The Most Snow In America

    7 years ago

    When Old Man Winter comes to town, he is usually nasty and rarely very nice. I really hate winter. But what I hate the most about winter is the snow.

  • A View From The Pew
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    A View From The Pew

    9 years ago

    I can believe in God without having to believe there is a God. There are so many different Gods. The world supports so many different religions. While these Gods and religions claim to share the same goal, that is achieving harmony on earth, the...

  • The Last Train to Key West
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    The Last Train to Key West

    22 months ago

    The remarkable, tragic events before, during, and after the horrific hurricane devastated the middle Keys of Florida on Labor Day in 1935. A rescue train dispatched by the Florida East Coast Railroad was swept off the tracks by a huge storm surge. Hundreds of lives were lost and the famous...

  • I Live In A World Of Words
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    I Live In A World Of Words

    9 years ago

    In one of Frank Sinatra’s musical resumes, he sang lyrics by songwriters Kelly Gordon and Dean K. Thompson, "I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a king.. ." When I read that line I hear a drum roll of soft P’s that ends...

  • Are Altruistic Acts Truly Unselfish?
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    Are Altruistic Acts Truly Unselfish?

    7 years ago

    Altruism is an unselfish concern for the welfare of others: a mother for her children, a soldier falling on a grenade to protect his comrades, Mother Theresa, Mohamad, etc. People do feel the pain and misery of others and they respond in a way that provides some comfort.

  • Censorship in the United States
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    Censorship in the United States

    3 years ago

    Censorship is very good at blending with the social landscape in ways that often make it impossible to recognize. When invisible, it can help to keep society in balance or it can become a blight.

  • Why Ellis Island was the Gateway to America
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    Why Ellis Island was the Gateway to America

    4 years ago

    About 40% of all Americans alive today had at least one ancestor who passed through this 27.5-acre portal in New York Harbor now known as Ellis Island, the "Gateway to America."

  • Selecting the Best Franchise: Preparations
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    Selecting the Best Franchise: Preparations

    5 years ago

    Whether there is one franchise investor or many, each must understand the universal recipe for starting any new business venture. The necessary ingredients are measures of capital, labor, and time.

  • The Teardrop Memorial from Russia
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    The Teardrop Memorial from Russia

    2 years ago

    The most controversial of all 9/11 memorials sits on the New Jersey shoreline of New York Harbor, just south of the Statue of Liberty. The site has an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline once dominated by the twin towers. Renowned Russian sculptor Zurab Tseretel created an extraordinary...

  • Selecting the Best Franchise: Fundamentals
    6

    Selecting the Best Franchise: Fundamentals

    5 years ago

    Owning a successful franchise can be a major step toward realizing the "American Dream."

  • The Recipe for Starting a Successful Small Business
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    The Recipe for Starting a Successful Small Business

    5 years ago

    The recipe for starting a successful small business calls for three basic ingredients: Capital, Labor, and Time. Other items can be added to season the business to suit one’s own tastes, but these three are essential.

  • Not Everyone Can Be A
    10

    Not Everyone Can Be A "Propeller Head"

    9 years ago

    As a kid, I wished that I could be like Hopalong Cassidy and own my own white stallion. I wanted to fly faster than a speeding bullet just like Superman. I even saved Oveltine labels and begged my mom for fifteen cents so I could send away for an...

  • A View From The Wall
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    A View From The Wall

    9 years ago

    We suddenly become the beneficiaries of a rare and wonderful twist of fate. We realize today is Saturday, it is the Memorial Day Weekend, we are northbound on I-95 and approaching Washington, DC.

  • A View From The Jury Box
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    A View From The Jury Box

    9 years ago

    According to a 2008 Harris poll, jury duty is the one civil obligation most Americans dread and the one most vigorously avoided. Less then half (44%) of the population reports for duty and only 24% of all Americans actually serve. I just hate the...

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