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Second Amendment and Bump Stocks

Let me start with two qualifiers – First, I used to sell firearms and I own a couple of semi-automatic pistols. I am not a member of the National Rifle Association or any other pro-gun group. Second, this is not … Continue reading

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Missouri Ethics Laws Or The Lack Thereof

Two weeks ago our legislators got together for their annual veto session. This is an important part of the state legislature’s business; to attempt to override the governor’s healthcare defunding. To say that they failed would be an understatement. But … Continue reading

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Trump’s Impeachment

I just received an email asking me to contribute money to “Impeach Trump.” I did not respond and here is why…  Vice President Mike Pence! Whereas Trump may be a five-year-old dressed up as President of the United States, Pence … Continue reading

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Stop Secretary DeVos And The CNP

February 20, 2017  –  I have said this before and I will say it again – There is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian heritage! There is Judaism and there is Christianity, and though the Christian faiths have usurped the … Continue reading

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Darwin Day 2/12/2017

February 2, 2017 – International Darwin Day is Sunday, February 12, 2017. We need to celebrate the occasion with gusto and reverence. Some years back, I saw a bumper sticker that read, “Maybe God did it Darwin’s way.” Charles Darwin … Continue reading

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Trump’s Trouble With Words…

For those of you who do not know my background, I taught college Communication classes for close to 20-years. One of the classes I developed was Political Communication, which examined U.S. presidential speeches and papers from George Washington’s Farewell Address … Continue reading

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An Unsettled Complaint

I have been quite annoyed reading posts from my fellow atheists as of late. There seems to be a lot of anger concerning religion in general, resulting in a lot of foul language and demeaning accusations (justified or not). We … Continue reading

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7 Points to Active Listening

I have seen the experiment done over and over again in colleges and universities. In fact, in his book How to Win Friends & Influence Strangers, Dale Carnegie tells copious stories about effective communication by not speaking at all. Most … Continue reading

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Using Statistics in Your Business Speech

When using statistical data as part of the opening or within the body of your speech, there is basic rule that should be followed. In fact, the people who produce infomercials know this rule well and use it often. TED … Continue reading

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The Clobber Passages Almost Ready for Release

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Finally, I am my last legs of my third book, The Clobber Passages: The biblical arguments against homosexuality in the United States. If I edit it much more, I … Continue reading

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