Pet Crates; Safe Environments or Animal Prisons?

by J. Lee To Crate or Not to Crate? There are many opinions regarding the use crates for dogs. Some feel they provide safety. Some see crates as prisons. Pro-Crate Putting a dog in a crate to keep it safe is considered acceptable if the length of time is limited.  Examples could be when a dog is being transported, when they are part of an adoption event, maybe a new puppy is being introduced in a household with another dog or dogs, during family dinnertime or for medical reasons as…

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Psychosis Abhors A Vacuum – What Fresh Madness Will Replace Confederate Monuments?

Toppled Confederate Soldier Monument

by Oletta Branstiter Psychosis Abhors A Vacuum What Do the Protesters Really Want? When the offensive monuments have all been toppled and hidden away, will the protesters be happy? What will replace these objects of their anger? Baltimore, Maryland Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered the removal of Confederate statues in the city after the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA. “After the removal of the Lee Jackson monument, activists had put the Madre Luz figure on top of the empty pedestal where the Lee Jackson monument stood. But then someone knocked it…

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We’re All Gonna Die – With or Without Insurance – Let’s Aim for Magnificence in the Face of Fear

by Oletta Branstiter California Democrat Nancy Pelosi made a dire pronouncement regarding the Senate bill on the Republican version of health insurance legislation. On CBS This Morning, she warned, “We do know that many more people, hundreds of thousands of people, will die if this bill passes.” All of the drama and wringing of hands concerning the false right to health care serves as an effective distraction to reality. The very idea that humans have an unalienable right to “affordable health care” mandated by an oligarchy exempt from the very…

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God Told us There Would Be Times Like These

By Janice Barlow The Bible, is the go-to Book for millions of Christians worldwide. If it’s not, it should be. The words, “fear not” appear in it 365 times. That’s one for each day of the year. So, as our military approaches the North Pacific, and as President Trump calls for a “secret” meeting of the entire Senate at the White House (a very rare event), what do Christians do? We sit and wring our hands and say, “Oh no, what are we going to do now?” Would it be presumptuous for…

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