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Even Today Mr. Rogers Offers Comfort

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The tragedy in Boston is horrific. The raw images and video graphic. The city, and the country, filled with pain as we hear reports of death and scores severely wounded. We pray for the families and for the survivors. In our grief, one calming voice returned to offer comfort. Fred Rogers, famed neighborhood friend from PBS often talked to children ...

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Bombs Made in Pressure Cookers

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The Marathon Bombs were likely made in pressure cookers, filled with nails and other metal and set off remotely by cell phone according to new reports from CNN. Use of pressure cookers is seen in Afghanistan bombs and were used in the attempted Time Square bombing of 2010. At this early stage in the investigation no suspects or motives have ...

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Do Drone Strikes Help Recruit Al Qaeda?

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As more information comes out about drone use residents in the US worry. Might there be a drone flying so high its invisible, watching our movements? Might some agent working thousands of miles away be monitoring us for weapons or checking our activities? It’s frightening enough to think of the loss of privacy we, as citizens, may face if drone ...

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Inundated! Video Shows Stream of Border Crossers

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As senators work to find an answer to illegal immigration Fox News reports citizens are attempting to show the country how porous our US/Mexico border is. Many say the administration is trying to play down the number of border crossers in an effort to pass some kind of amnesty legislation. The Secure Border Intel is one such group. They have ...

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WI Football Dance Off

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I admit, being a Pac 10 (now 12) fan the only time I usually see the Wisconsin team is during the Rose Bowl. Still, there’s nothing like a watching a team take its standard practice and turn it into something fun. You don’t have to like the Badgers or even football to enjoy this short dance off between teammates.

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In Hot Pursuit Means More in Dubai

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Gulf News is reporting that the ‘no budget worries’ Dubai Police Department has purchased a Lamborghini ‘squad’ car. The sporty two-seater can reach speeds of 217 miles per hour giving it a definite advantage in most hot pursuits. Painted in the Dubai police colors of green and white the car is expected to be dispatched to in high tourist areas ...

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Caring or Abuse? A Case Goes to Court.

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Regular readers may know that I am a mom to a special needs, non verbal young adult son. He is among the most vulnerable among us. He cannot tell me if things are okay. As mom I must glean from his actions and signs whether he is happy, scared, hungry or tired. One of my greatest fears is that someone ...

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Contrary to DHS Reports, Illegal Border Crossings Thriving

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According to an investigative report written for the Arizona Republic in the past five years more than $106 billion have been spent to build fencing along more than 650 miles of the border and and more than doubling the number of Border Patrol agents along it to almost 18,500. They erected surveillance towers and hidden sensors. They added  drones, aircraft, canine ...

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WSJ: Our Changing Relationship with Health Care

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This week in the Wall Street Journal there is an interesting ‘on the ground’ look at health care and how it has changed in the past 50 years. The article is particularly worth watching because it is written by ‘former’ physician Dr. Ed Marsh. Dr. Marsh opened his practice in pediatrics in the early 1960’s, ran a solo practice for ...

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In the Face of Personal Loss, Where is Our Compassion?

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What has happened to society? Why, when someone suffers a personal loss, are so many jumping to criticize, scorn, and generally offer hate filled messages? Where is our compassion? This morning websites in the United Kingdom opened their pages for readers to offer condolences and tributes with the death of their former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. But before the day’s ...

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Putting Kids in a Bubble?

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According to new rules from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Aussie children will no longer be allowed to blow out candles on their birthday cake. Citing the possibility of spreading germs, the NHMRC recommends parents use single cupcakes with each having one candle on it. Parents, doctors and other caregivers wonder if these new restrictions might be ...

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Media Cancel AZ Rep’s Gay Son’s Interviews

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Last week during the same sex marriage debate Arizona Congresman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) spoke out against the issue while noting he has a gay son. Tossed into the media limelight, the younger Matt R Salmon, a third year medical student, accepted invitations to appear on several news programs. Unfortunately, once the left leaning media discovered that Salmon was tolerant of ...

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Shorter Jay Carney: Obama’s Not King, You Know

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spoke about the much delayed budget President Obama will finally unveil next week. “What I will say is that this is not the president’s idealized budget,” said Carney,  “It is not what he would do if he were king, or if only people who supported his proposals were in Congress. Have we ever had ...

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Oops…Navy Scraps Grounded Minesweeper

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Adding to the embarrassment of accidentally running aground on a national marine park coral reef in January, the Navy has decided its $300 Million Minesweeper ship is not salvageable and has chosen to scrap the state-of-the-art vessel. The official statement stated that their initial review of navigation data indicates an error in the location of Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines. ...

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Reps Chaffetz & Bentivolio Tour a Porous AZ Border

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Following a recent visit to the Arizona border by senators, Congressmen Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Kerry Bentivolio, (R-MI) toured the Yuma Sector of the Arizona-Mexico border. The following is from Representative Chaffetz’  public Twitter account. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Most residents of the US have never seen the arid border that is constantly under discussion ...

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