Tag: bravery

Sniper shot dead

I’m sure that there is something pithy that I should say, but I think that would be tasteless. The story speaks for itself. From BBC: Iraq veteran and ex-US Navy seal Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, has been shot dead on a Texas shooting range, reports say. His body was found at Rough Creek Lodge range on Saturday along with that of his neighbour, Chad Littlefield. Iraq war veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged with murdering both. Mr Kyle, 38, wrote the 2012 bestseller American Sniper, about the psychology of a sniper, in which

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Thoughts on Dr. George Tiller (update)

I did not know Dr. George Tiller. I’m not sure if any my friends knew him. I do know that I’m deeply saddened by this act of violence. Dr. George Tiller, whether you believe in what he did or not, was the kind of physician we all would like to be. In the face of incredible danger, after being shot, after having his office bombed… he continued to serve his patients. His bravery needs to be commended. I guess my question tonight is: Where’s our government? There were some people out there (including Bill O’Reilly who did 29 separate segments on

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Thomas Sowell Didn't Write This, But I'll Comment Anyway

Thomas Sowell is not just any conservative syndicated columnist. He is also an economist and senior fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Because this man happens to be black, I have received his same column titled “Random Thoughts” on three separate occasions. Unfortunately, this pile of non sequiturs and outright insults was not actually written by him. (Here is a list of his recent columns. Although 4 of them are titled “Random Thoughts,” none of them come close to this pile of garbage.) There are about 20 or 30 emails that have been floating around the internet for approximately

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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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