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The Logic of Sanctuary Cities
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The Logic of Sanctuary Cities

In the United States today, there appears to be a proliferation of “Sanctuary Cities.” Some states are declaring themselves as “Sanctuary States.” The consequence of this movement is to protect illegal immigrants, with criminal records, from being deported. The ostensible reason for this “protectionism” is to prevent parents from being separated from their children born...

I am going to die
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I am going to die

I am going to die I don’t know when, or how, or why, but I know I will die. Why avoid this basic truth? Is it because we can’t bear to think that we will no longer exist – that there is nothing after death – just a nothingness like being “put under” an anesthetic...

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Regrets are fruitless

Regretting the past only leads to spiritual depression Feelings of regret are not limited to the dying. Nor are they limited to the old. Most people have regrets now and then. Even Job had regrets. In fact, regrets come in all forms: regret over things not done or said; regret over things said and done;...

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Today’s Rant

Every morning, I read the front pages of some of the major news media on-line. #CNN, #FOX, #BBC, #CBS, #NBC, #ABC, #CBC, #CTV. When a headline looking interesting, I pursue it. It is harder and harder to find a piece of news sandwiched in among all the anti-Trump articles. The BBC is more likely to...

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Little Known WWII Facts: Death rates among Civilian POWs in the Philippines

  The following statistics were provided by Angus Lorenzen bacepow@earthlink.net and Martin Meadows mmmeadows2@verizon.net (1) The number of internees fluctuated [at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp or STIC], but usually was around 4,000; people were constantly entering and leaving (e.g., missionaries for a time, the sick, and the elderly), and it has been estimated that,...

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The Illogic of Sanctuary Cities

In the United States today, there appears to be a proliferation of “Sanctuary Cities.” Some states are declaring themselves as “Sanctuary States.” The consequence of this movement is to protect illegal immigrants, with criminal records, from being deported. The ostensible reason for this “protectionism” is to prevent parents from being separated from their children who...

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World War II Survivors are Dying Out

Today, on the FOX NEWS website, there is a story of the army nurses who survived Bataan and Corregidor. They spent the war years at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp. They, with the navy nurses, were the nurses who took care of me when I was hospitalized with intractable diarrhea. (Chapter 7) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/07/pow-story-angels-bataan-army-nurses-is-one-greatest-wwii-stories-never-told.html Many WWII...

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