Trump Ignores Commission’s Advice, Says More Cops are Solution to Opioid Crisis

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by Tony Wyman I live in the Opioid Capitol of America, Dayton, Ohio. Per capita, more people will die in my city from overdosing on opioids, drugs like fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, tramadol, than any place in America.   “We’re on a pace to to have 800 people die this year from overdose,” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer told reporters at NBC News. He said the county is trying to fight the crisis by giving officers Narcan, a nasal spray emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioids and reverses the…

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Trump’s Battle of Words With Jong Un Escalates into More Division Among Conservatives

By Janice Barlow China has announced it will remain neutral regarding its position with North Korea (DPRK) unless the United States preemptively attacks. This, the culmination of a long week’s battle of words flying back and forth between President Trump and Kim Jong Un over North Korea’s threat to launch missiles with nuclear warheads near Guam, a U.S. territory with approximately 300,000 occupants, both citizens and military. What has changed in recent history regarding the power of North Korea? George W. Bush referred to the relatively small nation as one…

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Texas University Reverses Politically Correct Ruling – SMU Allows 9-11 Display On Main Lawn

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by Oletta Branstiter Application Denied for Traditional Display The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Southern Methodist University followed the proper procedures needed to apply for their annual Never Forget display on the Dallas Hall Lawn, formally requesting the space for nearly 3,000 American flags covering the open area as part of their 9-11 commemoration and remembrance of those killed in the historic attack. In a late July reply, the group received a dramatic change in venue in which administrators cited that the University “respects the right of all members…

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Donald Trump Endorses Luther Strange In Alabama Senate Special Election

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By Tyla MacAllister President Donald Trump has endorsed Luther Strange in the special election for the Alabama senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Also Endorses Strange Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also expressed his support for Strange. “As I would be with any Republican senator. I think he’s done an outstanding job,” the Kentucky Senator said. On July 31 Politico reported Senate Leadership Fund, a pro-McConnell super PAC is set to spend $6-8 million promoting Strange and attacking…

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Trump Retweets Classified Information From An Intelligence Leak Regarding North Korea

by Richard Cameron Donald Trump and his galaxy of defenders have been hammering a consistent narrative about how improper the leaks regarding internal administration matters have been. They have called for an internal investigation to discover who is behind them and to subject them to criminal prosecution. There is just one flaw in the narrative. Donald Trump himself, really does not believe in it. As additional proof, Trump was on Twitter again this morning, in the midst of his “working vacation”, re-tweeting an article published today on the “Fox and…

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Vlad’s Vacations Trump Donald’s Jersey Twitter Travels – Putin Asserts Presidential Vacation Superiority

By Janice Barlow Donald Trump likes to compete with Vladmir Putin in any way possible and Putin seems to enjoy the attention. True to form, both leaders are taking their vacations at the same time. Putin, in great physical shape, has already taken in fishing, horseback riding, scuba diving, mushroom hunting and soaking in some rays in Siberia. Trump has taken in some golf and his favorite pastime, tweeting. A shirtless Putin, rarely smiling, was photographed by Kremlin photographer Alexey Nikolsky, engaging in various activities. Often shown without a hat,…

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Water Quality – Has It Improved Since Flint Michigan And How Can You Know If Your Water Is Safe?

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by Richard Cameron Water quality in the post Flint, Michigan era Much discussion and concern has arisen since the Flint, Michigan water crisis 3 years ago and in addition to the civil lawsuits that are still winding their way through the courts, last month 5 public officials were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter. Involuntary manslaughter in layman’s terms is essentially negligence on steroids. And the Flint, Michigan situation is the heart of the matter of what we’re discussing here, because the whole catastrophe started in April of 2014 when…

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Check It Out: Library Blog – Who Needs School Libraries?

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by Oletta Branstiter Libraries & Books One of the saddest things you’ll ever imagine is a Library that might have been. To this day, historians lament the destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria, believed to have been destroyed by fire around 2,000 years ago. It is believed that around 295 BCE, the scholar and orator Demetrius of Phalerum, an exiled governor of Athens, convinced Ptolemy I Soter to establish the Library. Demetrius envisioned a library that would house a copy of every book in the world, an institution to…

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They Just Want to Live Like An Amputee – BIID: The Disorder of Desiring to Remove Healthy Limbs

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By Janice Barlow As I began to research this very odd condition, it became so strange to fathom that any sane person would want to remove an arm or a leg that is fully functional. After all, there are literally hundreds of thousands of amputees in our nation who would give anything to have their missing limb or limbs back again. Why would anyone want to chop one off? It’s sacrilegious. And yet, there is a bastion of information and Internet groups, among the weird disorders spreading throughout our country,…

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The Affliction Of Corruption; The Choice to Lie and Cheat

by J. Lee LIE AND CHEAT YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS   It seems the message of today is the more dishonest you are, the more success you have. That is not how it used to be. In the past, society rewarded good and punished bad. Now the opposite is true and people who lie and cheat gain status. Often success and fame is gained for the wrong reasons. Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;…

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