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The DOJ Inspector General has released his eagerly-anticipated report for internal review. Thoughts are it won't be kind to the FBI, DOJ, and perhaps other governmental agencies. (Reference.) I can't wait to find out what it says.

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A Sampling of My Articles:

Dot A Few Words about Diversity
Dot A Few Words about White Privilege.
Dot A Look at Global Warming
Dot A Look at Islam
Dot Airport Security
Dot Alex in Wonderland
Dot Al Gore's Big Announcement
Dot Banned Words
Dot The Beehive
Dot The Despicables Museum
Dot Hillary, Was That You?
Dot Internet Scam
Dot Marriage and Family
Dot Of Course You're a Racist
Dot The Racism Hoax
Dot The Social Scene
Dot What's Marriage?
Dot Which Is It?

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Education and Propaganda

. Dot "Spanish Teacher Bullies Middle School Student for Citing Fox News, Tells Him to Google Trump's Lies." Your tax dollars at work.
. Dot "Outrage as School Mural Depicts Severed, Speared Trump Head." Intense hate from the Left continues unabated.
. Dot "Communist Student Group Occupies Cafeteria over Mass Layoff Threat to Unionized Workers." Remember when kids went to college to get an education?
. Dot "Professor Tells a Harmless Lingerie Joke on Elevator. Unfortunately, There's a Gender Studies Professor Aboard. You Can Guess What Happened Next." Turn man against woman, black against white, straight against gay, etc., etc., and what have you got?
. Dot "39% of Colleges Have Zero Republican Professors." This does not bode well for the country.
. Dot "Now Everyone Makes Cheer Squad after 1 Parent Complains." A perfect example of leftist thinking. Utter stupidity.
. Dot "Trump-Lovin' Student Threatened for Exposing Leftist Attackers." What an outrage! It seems crystal clear: free speech no longer exists on many college campuses. Only leftist speech is allowed. And if that hurts someone's feelings . . . who cares? Certainly not college administrators.
. Dot "O'Keefe Shows Video Teachers Union Tried to Conceal."
. Dot "Conservatives Flee Student Groups at the University of Denver after Campus Harassment ." The Left will not tolerate any speech that doesn't fall in lock step with leftist thought. Ergo, free speech is dead at the University of Denver. And at many other universities around the country.
. Dot "The District Offered Them What They Wanted, but These Teachers Are Striking Anyway."
. Dot "Mandatory School Attendance Law Applied to Underage Student."
. Dot "College Demands Student Remove Jesus, Bible References from Graduation Speech. Then She Fights Back."
. Dot "12-Year-Old Autistic Boy Arrested for Playing with Imaginary Rifle at School. It Only Gets Worse." A natural result of leftist thinking.
. Dot "HORRIFYING: Teacher Allegedly Instructs Children to Pelt Three-Year-Old Boy with Rocks."
. Dot "School Board Warned about 'Illegal, Obscene' Classroom Instruction." Note that leftists are the ones promoting this.
. Dot "Teen Vogue Glorifies Karl Marx -- the Reactions Are What You Might Expect."
. Dot "'I Don't Want You to Get Investigated'."
. Dot "Are Good Parents at Breaking Point with Schools?"
. Dot "CAMPUS CHAOS: Female Student Suspended for Sexual Misconduct after Drunken Hookup Files 'Revenge' Suit."
. Dot "Yale Professor Claims It's Time for Affirmative Action for Male Students."
. Dot "Outrage after School Tells Kids to Write Islamic Faith Declaration. This Isn't Even the Beginning."
. Dot "3 Colleges Hit Reverse on Anti-White Indoctrination." It's about time! But just think of the damage that has already been done.
. Dot "'Speech Police' Roam America's College Campuses, Says AMAC."
. Dot "Liberal Graduation Speakers Outnumber Conservatives 12 to 1, Study Finds."
. Dot "School Board Stunner: There Is No 'Biological Sex'." And we're all delivered via pelican.

Global-Warming Deception and the Leftist Environmental Movement

. Dot "Study Shows Climate Skeptics More Eco-Friendly than Global-Warming Alarmists."
. Dot "Study: Electric Cars Will Mean More Pollution, Not Less." But don't worry. Environmentalists will never admit this.
. Dot "Inconvenient and Unreported Weather Fact: We Just Had Two Years of Record-Breaking Global Cooling." Inconvenient facts are unreported facts. At least for the leftist mainstream media.
. Dot "Enviro Activists: Prosecute Accidental Harm to Endangered Species."

Government Run Amuck

. Dot "BOMBSHELL: Parkland Shooter Was Assigned to Obama-Era Program, Superintendent Lied, Report Suggests." So the real blame lies with leftist policies, not guns. I hope this doesn't surprise you.
. Dot "Confirmed: Election Interference . . . by Obama!" Democrats accuse Russians of hurting Hillary in a national election and are outraged, but don't seem upset at all that the U.S. (via Barack Obama) hurt Benjamin Netanyahu in a national election.
. Dot "California Has the 5th Largest Economy in the World yet Leads the Nation in Poverty and Homelessness." That's what happens with leftist policies.
. Dot "California Wants Money for Illegal Alien Health Care." Why not give them all big-screen TVs, too?
. Dot "Confirmed: Obama-era School Discipline Policies Enabled Nikolas Cruz's Massacre." It's amazing how wrong Obama was on so many issues! It was like he was trying to hurt the country.
. Dot "California Becomes First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes." Let's see. Freedom is when an individual is allowed to make decisions by himself or herself. So, when the state makes decisions for you, what are you left with?
. Dot "BRINK OF COLLAPSE: Obama's FBI Spied on Trump More than Previously Thought, New Report Suggests." Obama scandals seem to keep coming.
. Dot "California Bill Proposes to Drop American Holiday and Replace It with this Communist Celebration." Leftist California strikes again.
. Dot "Obama Admin. Spied on Trump Campaign More than Previously Known, Set 'Spy Traps,' New Reporting Says." A major scandal, if true.
. Dot "Feds Plan to Take Ownership of Your Baby's DNA."
. Dot "Seattle City Council Votes 9-0 for Scaled-Down Head Tax on Large Employers." Sounds like 9 Democrats.
. Dot "Obama's 'Promise Diversion Program' Still Supported Despite Failing Mass Killer." Your tax dollars at work.
. Dot "Millions in Tax Dollars Stolen Via Welfare and Sent to Terrorist Group."


. Dot "Walt Disney: American Dreamer."
. Dot "The Very Best Videos from People Are Awesome in 2017." Oh, my gosh!
. Dot "Science Saves Us Again: Octopuses Are Really Aliens Who Crash-Landed on Earth."

The Media

. Dot "Study: Trump's Polls Improve Despite 90% Negative Coverage."
. Dot "Jim Acosta's Tweet Listing Obama Policies Trump Has Nuked Doesn't Go as Planned." Doing what he promised. What an startling idea. At least to liberals.
. Dot "Hypocritical CNN Fights in Court to Keep Editorial Standards Secret."
. Dot "WATCH: NBC Analyst Says He'd Kill Himself if He Had to Interact with Sarah Sanders." Leftist hate marches on.
. Dot "Journalists Outraged over Trump Were Silent about Obama Threatening Press Freedoms." Yes, of course.
. Dot "Believe It! Liberal Talking Heads Are Actually Attacking Trump for Freeing NK Hostages."
. Dot "'Daddy's Little Ghoul': N.Y. Daily News Attacks 'Deplorable' Ivanka." There's no excuse for this. Who's "deplorable" here?
. Dot "It's All a Media Show."
. Dot "CNN’s Chris Cillizza Tweets Image of Donald Trump in Crosshairs." I think his intent was quite clear.
. Dot "Levin: 'American Crap Media' Are 'Disgusting,' 'Propagandists for Hamas'." (Audio.)
. Dot "Anti-Israel Commentators Want More Jews to Die to Even Things Out in Gaza."
. Dot "WATCH: Journalists Repeatedly Call Cuba Embassy 'Historic' and Jerusalem Embassy 'Controversial'." It seems the Left loves communists and hates jews.
. Dot "CNN Analyst Throws Hate Boomerang at Trump, Comes Back and Hits Her."
. Dot "The Media's Derangement over Trump Has Me Wearing a New Hat and Predicting THIS for 2020." Can you find the really good laugh line?

Must-Read (or Must-View or Must-Listen)

. Dot "Russia Investigation Isn't Really about Trump, but Giving Cover to Obama and Hillary." I hope you have time to read this. It's very insightful.
. Dot "Berkeley Commission Obliterates Free Speech." Let's see. The Left doesn't like the First Amendment. It doesn't like the Second Amendment. Sounds like the Left doesn't like American. That seems more and more to be the case.
. Dot "Iran Deal Never Signed, Rush Reveals." Or, in more contemporary terms, the "precious" Iran Deal was a total "nothing-burger." Mr. Obama's legacy has been reduced to utter disgrace and embarrassment. It's not clear he even understands this. Oh, how fortunate we are he's no longer in office!
. Dot "Most Americans Stray from Constitution's Original Intent." This is extremely dangerous. What if referees decided to change game rules every day, to reflect "current times." Today, four strikes and you're out. Tomorrow: only two and you're out. Some would say that would be ridiculous. They would be right.
. Dot "Why Liberals Like Higher Taxes."
. Dot "John Kerry's Arrogance -- Negotiating with Our Enemies to Undermine Trump and Feed His Own Ego."
. Dot "BOZELL & GRAHAM: California Demands that Christians 'Evolve'." And what do you suppose that means? (I think I know.)
. Dot "Iran's Foreign Minister Threatens to Expose Western Diplomats Who Took Bribes to Create the Iran Nuclear Deal." Western diplomats took bribes? Tell us who they are!
. Dot "Federal Judge Slaps Robert Mueller with Humiliating Fact Check in Courtroom over Massive 'Error'." Mueller is turning into a laughing stock. Except what he's doing isn't funny.
. Dot "Inside the Mind of the Hate-America Left."
. Dot "Where's the Outrage over Kerry's Meetings on Iran Deal." Kerry is a Democrat, so the mainstream media surppress any outrage.
. Dot "Paid Agitators: A Long and Dishonorable History." Note: "To seize control of a country, citizens have to stop thinking of themselves as citizens. They must be divided into social, ethnic or economic groups, then pitted against one another. The manufactured violence destabilizes the country, persuading the people to quickly surrender their freedoms to someone promising to restore order." Sound familiar?
. Dot "NYT Report Confirms Obama Administration's FBI Spied on Trump Campaign." So now we know how corrupt and unscrupulous the Left is. It will quickly and assertively ignore laws and morality to reach its objectives. The Left is a dangerous and very powerful agent. It does great harm to the United States.
. Dot "BOMBSHELL: FBI Used Secret Program to Gather Information on Trump Campaign, No Judge Needed, Report Says." Democrats used federal government resources to spy on and disrupt Donald Trump's campaign. And to hamper President Trump in his presidency! This is truly outrageous! It's shocking. It's disgusting. Democrats have stooped to a new low!
. Dot "N.Y. Times Confirms Obama Spied on Trump." This is a gigantic scandal. All orchestrated by Democrats.
. Dot "LISTEN: 26-Year-Old Former Prison Inmate Blows away Rush Limbaugh in Epic Call: 'You Saved My Life'." Amazing conversation.
. Dot "Whodunit? Who 'Meddled' with Our American Democracy?" (We know the answer.)
. Dot "The Obama Legacy Deserves to Be Destroyed." Indeed!


. Dot "WATCH: Rudy Giuliani Asks Why No One Cares about John Kerry 'Violating the Logan Act'."
. Dot "NARRATIVE FAIL: Teen Called 'Racist' for Chinese Prom Dress Wins Praise from . . . CHINA." Just imagine what we couldn't do if our acts and tastes were scrutinized and prohibited as cultural misappropriations. The food we couldn't eat. The items we couldn't buy or own. The things we couldn't say. The Left is crazy. They keep telling us we must embrace diversity, but when we do, they slam us for cultural misappropriation.
. Dot "The Smallest and Most Rejected Minority in America." It's tough to be politically incorrect.
. Dot "Cultural Appropriation: Sombreros, Tacos, Tequila and More."
. Dot "Moms Disappointed in Boy Scouts." Me, too!
. Dot "'Let's Go Dirty and Let's Go Ugly!' -- Phil Mudd Tears into Kamala Harris over 'Torture'." Congress was fully advised of water-boarding before it was used. Congress approved water-boarding!
. Dot "Endangered Species: Independent Media, Free Speech." Indeed.
. Dot "Rush: Did FBI Plant Spy in Trump Campaign?" Interesting!
. Dot "Parents Should Ask Babies' Permission to Change Diapers -- for 'Culture of Consent' at Home: Sex Expert." Expert?
. Dot "Look Out Facebook, Christian Tech Expert Warns."
. Dot "Reversing Trump! Can District Judges Rule the World?" Good question!
. Dot "Half of All Americans Now Live in 'Sanctuaries' Protecting Illegal Aliens." What do you call a country that lets anyone in who wants? Some might say it's a sanctuary. I'd say it's stupid.
. Dot "Democrat Drops the F-Bomb in Anti-NRA Ad, TV Station Says They Can't Censor It." I bet they would censor it if it was said in a pro-NRA ad.
. Dot "The Left's Chilling Refusal to Stop Flirting with Marxist Ideas." That's what the Left is all about.
. Dot "The FBI Shouldn't Be above the Law Either." But is has been for a long time.
. Dot "Former Obama Officials in NYT: European Countries Should Expel American Ambassadors, Sanction American Companies to Punish Trump over Iran Deal." The deep state remains very active.
. Dot "ACCUSER RECANTS: Two Men Wrongfully Convicted of Rape Exonerated 26 Years Later." Wow! Are there no consequences for the woman who lied?
. Dot "Custody Judge to Decide if Frozen Embryos Are 'Persons'." Very interesting.
. Dot "John Kerry Caught Meeting with Iranians in France -- and There's a Photo to Prove It."
. Dot "Stormy Daniels' Attorney Faces Disbarment Complaint, Questions over Funding, Finances."
. Dot "The Suicide of Europe." A PragerU video. Are we seeing some of the same attitudes here?
. Dot "Avenatti Docs Leak: Got $8 Million Out of Thin Air When Stormy Arrived."
. Dot "Republican Gov. Proposes Gun Confiscation Orders, 72-Hour Wait Period on Firearm Purchases." What?
. Dot "Disney Selling Gay-Themed Mickey Mouse Ears."
. Dot "Voter Fraud: Mexican Woman Stole ID and Voted in 3 Presidential Elections." My guess is she voted Democrat.
. Dot "BOMBSHELL: Mueller's FBI Worked Closely with Russian Oligarch, Possibly Broke Law, Report Suggests."
. Dot "Democratic Senator Begrudgingly Admits: 'Hey, Maybe There Was No Collusion After All'." And maybe, just maybe, the sun sets in the west. Do you think?
. Dot "DC Was Just Rocked to Its Core after Iran Threatens to Expose U.S. Politicians that Took Bribes." Oh yes, let the revelations begin!
. Dot "Too Many People of Color Arrested so NYC Must Overhaul Pot Policy." Ingenious! Just ignore those who break the law and arrest numbers will drop dramatically. Sort of like the Promise program. We know how well that worked.
. Dot "Socialists Win 4 Seats in Pennsylvania Legislature." A very dangerous trend. Don't people understand what socialism means? They may learn too late.
. Dot "Giuliani: Robert Mueller Has Said Special Counsel Will Not Indict Trump." Mueller has shown himself to be nothing more than a political hack. A bitter, nasty hack.
. Dot "Local NAACP President, Pastor Says Cop Racially Profiled Him. Bodycam Video Upsets His Narrative."
. Dot "Boulder City Council Unanimously Passes Feel-Good Ban on 'Assault' Weapons." Does anyone know what an "assault" weapon really is? Yes, it sounds scary. Of course, that was the intent. Would we feel the same way if it was called a "self-protection" weapon?
. Dot "Major League Baseball Caves in to 'Gay Pride'."
. Dot "'Hostile' Architecture in Public Spaces Is the Latest Thing Progressives Are OUTRAGED about." It must be Trump's fault.
. Dot "Pelosi Defends MS-13 'Animals' from Trump: 'We're All God's Children'." Isn't it interesting Ms. Pelosi would choose to side with smugglers, kidnappers, arms traffickers, rapists, and murderers.
. Dot "Liberal Writer: I'd Rather My Daughter Date a Member of MS-13 than a Republican."
. Dot "Rush on James Clapper: Got Him in Spy lie!" The Russians want to disrupt the American political system. Everybody seems to agree with that. But who has been disrupting the American political system big time? Oh, that would be Democrats. Democrats have harmed America in the last 16 months far more than the Russians ever could in a hundred years!
. Dot "Dark Sky over Wisconsin." Hmm.
. Dot "Barack Obama Gilds His Legacy."
. Dot "Thousands of Gaza Hamas Thugs Attack Israel for $100 a Day."


. Dot "California Democrats Running for Governor Vow to Hire Equal Numbers of Women and Men." This is what's important in California?
. Dot "D'Souza: Rosie Broke Law 5 Times in Giving Cash to Dems." Equal justice under the law. Ha!
. Dot "Eric Schneiderman, Powerful NY Democrat Accused of Violence against Women and Drug Abuse, Resigns as State Attorney General."
. Dot "DNC's Ellison Sports 'I Don't Believe in Borders' Shirt." Does the whole Democrat Party hate America?
. Dot "Chuck Schumer: Chief Democratic Liar." One among many.
. Dot "John Kerry's Collusion with Iran Should Not Be Surprising." Nor his anti-Americanism.
. Dot "Nancy Pelosi Aims for 'Bipartisan' Tax Hikes, Calls Attack Ad 'Accurate'." Amazing.
. Dot "Nancy Pelosi: We're Raising Taxes When We Win." All those who want to keep less of their money should vote for Nancy Pelosi. And they should vote, too, for all the other Democrats who want higher taxes.
. Dot "Here's the Anti-Trump Ad from a California Billionaire that Even Liberals Say Helps Trump."
. Dot "WATCH: Maxine Waters Melts Down on House Floor over 'Make America Great Again'." It seems Ms Waters has no interest in making America great.
. Dot "Jimmy Carter, Wrong on Donald Trump Once Again." He's wrong on so many things!
. Dot "Dem Lefty's Are Going Off the Rails."
. Dot "Millennials Shift Democrats Even Farther to the Left." That will only hurt America.
. Dot "Judge Rules that Broward Co. Officials Broke the Law by Destroying Ballots in Wasserman Schultz Race."
. Dot "Democrats' Turn to Socialism Is Ominous Sign for the Party -- and for the Country." Very ominous!
. Dot "Robert Mueller's Lost Cause." (It was lost from the day it started. There was absolutely no crime to investigate!)
. Dot "Senator Murphy Demonstrates Why Gun-Control Advocates Are Mistrusted."
. Dot "The Collusion Illusion -- Crossfire Hurricane."

The President

. Dot "Tell the Uninformed What President Trump Has Accomplished." In just a little over a year!
. Dot "Donald Trump vs. Barack Obama: Veni, Vidi, Vici."
. Dot "Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is a Good President?" Sadly, we can not. Some will cling to their wrongful ways forever.
. Dot "This Guy Gets It."
. Dot "The Orchestrated Deceit of Trump-Haters."
. Dot "Trump Donates Quarterly Salary to the VA." My guess is you didn't learn about this from the mainstream media.
. Dot "If Only Dems and Journos Condemned MS-13 with the Same Fervor that They Lie about Trump."


. Dot "'Peter Is Here': Untold Story of Astonishing Search for the Apostle."
. Dot "Mormon Church Severs Ties with Boy Scouts after 105 Years."
. Dot "The End of the American Republic?"
. Dot "Katy Perry Preaches Transcendental Meditation at Vatican." What is the Catholic Church becoming?
. Dot "Islamic Crime Wave in Germany." Can Europe stem the tide? I doubt it.
. Dot "HS Mascot Found to Be 'Offensive Appropriation' in Violation of Church and State." Some people seem to go to great lengths to find things to take offense with.
. Dot "Leaked Report Exposes Hate Teaching at Mosques." Is anyone surprised?
. Dot "'Islamic Force' Claims Responsibility for Beach Contamination."

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I think these articles are of particular importance.
(I'll leave them posted here indefinitely.)


. Dot "Rockefeller's Treachery."
. Dot "The Clintons' Greatest Shame: Chelsea Clinton Is the Biological Daughter of Webb Hubbell and Not Bill Clinton." Imagine the effect this must have on Chelsea, poor kid.
. Dot "Gay Marriage Still Doesn't Exist, No Matter What the Supreme Court Says."
. Dot "Immigration, World Poverty, and Gumballs -- Updated 2010." I think you'll find this eye-opening.
. Dot "Our Kids Don't Need Gun Control Laws, They Need Fathers."
. Dot "Barack Obama Is Not Seeking 'Legacy'."
. Dot "Who Is John Galt?"
. Dot "The Most Shocking Islamic 'Refugee' Video That You Will Ever See . . . Way Worse Than . . . ." This will make you weep . . . when you realize America is just a step or two behind.
. Dot "Belgistan? Sharia Showdown Looms in Brussels."
. Dot "With Open Gates: The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations."
. Dot "Hillary's Camp Freaking Out as This Video Goes Viral." Perhaps this video will give you a new, more fact-based perspective on Bill and Hillary and their kind.
. Dot "The Third American Revolution." This is outstanding! It sums up so well what's going on.
. Dot "101 Peculiarities Surrounding the Death of Vincent Foster." There's a whole lot of corruption in government. Do you believe in truth and justice? The government doesn't.
. Dot "Uh, Hillary, Your Hubby Caused the 2008 Recession." Few people understand this. Many should.
. Dot "The Root Cause of America's New Civil War."
. Dot "Liberty Is Not for Wimps."
. Dot "What's Wrong with Socialism?"
. Dot "John Guandolo Discusses the Muslim Brotherhood's Network in America, Attacks the Media."
. Dot "A Look at Global Warming."
. Dot "The Inside Story on James B. Comey."
. Dot A Look at Islam
. Dot "Why the Russians Conceived the Global Warming Scam."
. Dot "The Rice Video -- Carbon Dioxide in perspective by The Galileo Movement." This one little video shows the whole global warming scare for what it really is: a gigantic hoax.
. Dot "14 Lessons for Stupid People." They should be easy to learn. I guess they aren't.
. Dot "If You Hate Poverty, You Should Love Capitalism."
. Dot "The American Form of Government."
. Dot "A Word to the Wise."
. Dot "Chilling! Left on Brink of Socialist Victory in U.S." I believe it.
. Dot "The Racism Hoax." I think I can prove to you that all the fuss about racism today has very little to do with racism.
. Dot "Democrats Thrive by Keeping Americans Divided, Dependent, and Angry."
. Dot "The Inconvenient Truth about the Republican Party." A lot of Democrats have "forgotten" these facts.
. Dot "What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right." Everyone should read this article. You will learn a lot!
. Dot "A Few Words about Diversity."
. Dot "A Few Words about White Privilege."

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Quotes of Note
Dot "I'll have them nigg--s voting Democratic for two hundred years." -- Lyndon B. Johnson. (Source.)
. . . . . Said about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Apparently, the Act had nothing to do with the civil rights of blacks and everything to do with rounding up votes for Democrats. And it has been undeniably successful toward that end.

Dot "Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty." -- John Adams. (Source.)
. . . . . This is worrisome.

Dot "Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed." -- Karl Marx. (Source.)
. . . . . When you take down statues, you take away heritage.

Dot "When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already. What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.'" -- Adolph Hitler. (Source.)
. . . . . Your child belongs to the government education system.

Dot "If they can get control of children . . . they can change the whole culture in one generation. . . . Do you understand that children are the stem cells for the culture?" -- Dr. James Dobson. (Source.)
. . . . . They already have control of the children.

Dot "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." -- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. (Source.)
. . . . . Margaret Sanger's objective continues to be a rather well-kept secret.

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This week's Miscellaneous Image
"Lest we forget?" I think we've forgotten.

Received in an email dated April 15, 2018. Thanks, Jack.

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Perhaps of interest

Perhaps of Interest

All About the Pocket Watch

If you were in the market for a watch in 1880, would you know where to get one? You would go to a store, right? Well, of course you could do that, but if you wanted one that was cheaper and a bit better than most of the store watches, you went to the train station!

Sound a bit funny? Well, for about 500 towns across the northern United States, that's where the best watches were found.

Why were the best watches found at the train station? The railroad company wasn't selling the watches, not at all. The telegraph operator was. Most of the time the telegraph operator was located in the railroad station because the telegraph lines followed the railroad tracks from town to town. It was usually the shortest distance and the right-of-way had already been secured for the rail line.

Most of the station agents were also skilled telegraph operators and it was the primary way they communicated with the railroad. They would know when trains left the previous station and when they were due at their next station. And it was the telegraph operator who had the watches. As a matter of fact, they sold more of them than almost all the stores combined for a period of about 9 years.

This was all arranged by "Richard", who was a telegraph operator himself. He was on duty in the North Redwood, Minnesota train station one day when a load of watches arrived from the East. It was a huge crate of pocket watches. No one ever came to claim them. So Richard sent a telegram to the manufacturer and asked them what they wanted to do with the watches. The manufacturer didn't want to pay the freight back, so they wired Richard to see if he could sell them. So Richard did. He sent a wire to every agent in the system asking them if they wanted a cheap, but good, pocket watch. He sold the entire case in less than two days and at a handsome profit. That started it all.

He ordered more watches from the watch company and encouraged the telegraph operators to set up a display case in the station offering high quality watches for a cheap price to all the travelers. It worked! It didn't take long for the word to spread and, before long, people other than travelers came to the train station to buy watches. Richard became so busy that he had to hire a professional watchmaker to help him with the orders. That was "Alvah." And the rest is history as they say. The business took off and soon expanded to many other lines of dry goods. Richard and Alvah left the train station and moved their company to Chicago -- and it's still there.

YES, IT'S A LITTLE KNOWN FACT that for a while in the 1880's, the biggest watch retailer in the country was at the train station. It all started with a telegraph operator: Richard Sears and partner Alvah Roebuck!

Received in an email dated April 15, 2018. Thanks, Jack.

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The Villages Dating Ads

Dating Ads for Seniors found in Florida's THE VILLAGES newspaper. You can say what you want about Florida, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north. These are actual ads seen in The Villages Florida newspaper. (Who says seniors don't have a sense of humor?)

Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty, 80's, slim, 5'4' (used to be 5'6'), searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion. Matching white shoes and belt 'a plus.'

Recent widow who has just buried fourth husband, looking for someone to round out a six-unit plot. Dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath, not a problem.

I am into solitude, long walks, sunrises, the ocean, yoga and meditation. If you are the silent type, let's get together, take our hearing-aids out and enjoy quiet times.

Active grandmother with original teeth seeking a dedicated 'flosser' to share rare steaks, corn on the cob, apples and caramel candy.

I still like to rock, still like to cruise in my Camaro on Saturday nights and still like to play the guitar. If you were a groovy chick, or are now a groovy hen, let's get together and listen to my eight-track tapes.

I can usually remember Monday through Thursday. If you can remember Friday, Saturday and Sunday, let's put our two heads together.

Male, 1932 model, high mileage, good condition, some hair, many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves. Isn't in running condition, but walks well.

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

Received in an email dated January 24, 2018. Thanks, Jim.

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Odds and Ends
Dot " Circles."
Dot " I'm Thankful," -- a melody and lyrics I've written and sung to "There Is the Door" by Jason Silver, from the album "12 Girlfriends." Lyrics.
Dot " Just with a Smile," -- a melody and lyrics I've written and sung to "Ready," by Phil Garrod & Scot Schreer. Lyrics.
Dot "Plus & Minus." It's a new card game. Try it out and let me know what you think. (Send your comments to
Dot Old Timers Salute the Poughkeepsie Newyorkers
Dot There's a Train in My Kitchen
Dot Wild, Wild Shoes and Boots
Dot Wild, Wild Shoes and Boots II
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My Brother Jim's Travels
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