Tag: american history

Deceptions and Lies

I hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday. Nikki and the Civil WarNikki Haley is surging the GOP polls. Well, that’s not quite right. She is doing better than anyone else who is not named Trump. She has been getting more extensive crowds and has performed relatively well in those scripted performances called debates. More than a decade ago, when Haley was running for governor of South Carolina, she was asked about the Civil War. She said that the Civil War was about “traditions versus change.” Yes, she said that. Now, if a 14-year-old taking US History wrote that

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American behavior

A lot of people have no sense of American history. They have no clue about what Americans should be standing for.  American behavior in the past (1900s or so) was about limiting the influence and power of the wealthy. (Oh, I really don’t understand folks who sit down and write these nasty-grams. What do they hope to accomplish? Do they think that we are going to change our behavior based on their letter? Be serious!) From Krugman: I get mail: Paul you are a subhuman communist traitor who should be deported. You are a disgrace to america’s founders and an affront

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Worst Man Made Disaster – Dust Bowl

Ken Burns is American’s greatest story teller. At least he is the best of our time. Watch Episode 1: The Great Plow-Up on PBS. See more from The Dust Bowl. From C&L: If you didn’t get a chance to see this special on PBS this week, and you’ve got some spare time to check it out on line instead, I’d highly recommend making some time to watch this latest documentary from Ken Burns, The Dust Bowl. From PBS: THE DUST BOWL: THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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