Category Archives: United States

Maryland – 6 Shot in Mass Shooting, 3 Dead

A Rite-Aid Warehouse Distribution Center in Maryland was the scene of this week’s third mass shooting in the United States. Within the 24-hour period before this latest shooting, another took place on Wednesday afternoon at a courthouse in Masontown, Pennsylvania and on Wednesday morning at a software company in Middleton, Wisconsin the latter of which

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John McCain: A Great Man is Gone

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) and CNN quoted former President Jimmy Carter’s description of Senator John McCain as “a man of honor, a true patriot in the best sense of the word.” Few, if any, could have been more accurate. I loved the anecdote Mike Allen shared this morning. It epitomizes that strong sense of honor

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Closing In On the Golden State Killer

Soon after Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., was arrested as the Golden State Killer in April, one comment after another began to open discussions in several Facebook groups and I’m sure elsewhere as well. After some time, I saw a brilliantly researched reference to the data I’d hoped to find–or rather the untimed data with the

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US: Texas – Mass Murder Is Not Always Terrorism

If Sutherland Springs, just east of San Antonio, Texas, was one of those sleepy little country towns we often hear about in literature–whether by Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard or any other number of authors one might associate with such a phrase, it woke up on the morning of November 5 when half of the congregation

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Mayhem and Murder in Manhattan

Every day, somewhere in the world, we see accidents, murders, arguments, skirmishes or outright war between people and their nations. That much doesn’t usually surprise any of us, I’m sure. But when an attack in New York City that has come from a green-card carrying foreign national who has been in the United States for

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World Tapestry: From Mumbai 2008 to Las Vegas 2017

Mumbai, India Somewhere in the Sunday night blur of news on the October 1 Las Vegas attack, I heard a reporter make a one-time reference to the 2008 nights of terror in Mumbai. Perhaps the reference didn’t connect with others. For me, it stood out above all the rest even though I don’t even remember

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Welcome to Jupiter in Scorpio!

UPDATE: Jupiter made ingress to Scorpio this week (on the 10th), and the words strike such a familiar chord for me. I hope you’ll find that to be true for you as well. Jupiter’s ingress for the USA took place on the 10th of October at 9:20:19 AM EDT (Washington, DC), the same day at

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Farewell, Dick Gregory, We’ll Miss Your Voice of Truth and Irreverent Humor!

Of all the voices out there when civil rights and race issues were at the fore, Dick Gregory was too. He confronted when no one else dared. He said the words when no one else could. According to one Washington Post journalist, Gregory “broke the mold” by venturing into areas that often made folks wince,

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