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  • On this day in 1958, the John Birch Society was founded in Indianapolis by Robert H.W. Welch, Jr. Another one of the founding members was a chemical engineer named Fred C. Koch, who started a company in 1940 named the Wood River Oil and Refining Company, which later became Koch industries.
  • It's a well known fact that Vladimir Putin has long held a grudge against America in general, and Hillary Clinton in particular.This morning's New York Tines contained a LENGTHY article (a touch over 10,000 words) about the extent of Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election. It's worthwhile to set aside some time, and read as much of it as you can.
  • Nothing says peace like 60 dead Palestinians.The reason that peace has been so difficult to maintain in the Middle East is that the land known as Palestine has a VERY long history.For starters, the region was among the earliest in the world to see human habitation, agricultural communities and civilization.
  • It didn't take a long for Congress to realize that the 18th amendment was a huge mistake. Officially, prohibition started on January 17, 1920, exactly 98 years ago last Wednesday. It was repealed by the 21st amendment on December 5, 1933.The guy who benefited the most from Prohibition was Al Capone, who was worth as much as $1.
  • Both Charles Blow and Paul Krugman had excellent articles this morning about Trumpcare 2.0 :https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/opinion/republican-death-wish.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-regionhttps://www.nytimes.
  • Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump’s hate-filled vitriol emboldened scores of his more rabid supporters, and hate crimes against Muslims, Hispanics, and Jews increased almost immediately. One of the most recent examples occurred on February 20, when more than 170 headstones in a Jewish cemetery in the St. Louis suburb of University City were vandalized.
  • Since 1937, the inauguration of our Presidents have taken place on January 20. Prior to that time, they were held on March 4. This has been an extraordinary election, which means that the inauguration date NEEDS TO BE CHANGED back to March 4. I mailed the attached letter to Senator McCain yesterday.
  • The brown shirts of the Nazi Party (Sturmabteilung) operated from 1920 to 1945. Their primary purposes were to provide protection at Nazi rallies, disrupt the meetings of opposing parties, and intimidate Slavic and Romani citizens, unionists, and Jews.
 

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I've been an insurance underwriter, a life insurance salesperson, a college professor, and a car salesman. So far, I have retired 4 times, but it doesn't stick. I'm now in my 4th year of being a substitute teacher at local high schools.

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Most accurate description is liberal, but I'll also admit to voting for George W. Bush in 2000 (we all make mistakes, right?)