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May 20, 2018

British royalty and an African American woman

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:29 pm

Is it O.K. for British royalty to marry an African American?

Sorry — I am against it.

You can read about it in this news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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LONDON — It was an electrifying and unexpected moment in the midst of what had been a (mostly) by-the-book British wedding service. And as it went on, you could practically feel centuries of tradition begin to peel away.

Here was a relaxed, charismatic African-American bishop — Michael Bruce Curry, the head of the Episcopal Church — speaking to British aristocrats and members of the royal family in the cadence of the black American church.

But what was striking was not just his message, of love and inclusion; or his tone, which was soaring and magisterial; or his obvious delight in the matter at hand. It was the sheer fact of his prominence in a service that featured a fair number of ecclesiastical heavyweights, including the archbishop of Canterbury (who tweeted his admiration of the bishop).

The service, carefully put together by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, included all the usual traditional elements, like a reading from the Bible by Harry’s aunt, the sister of Diana, the Princess of Wales.

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May 10, 2018

The Shack is back — in Columbia, Missouri

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:46 pm

This news article tells about “the Shack”.

One of the things that I remember fondly about my college days at the University of Missouri is “The Shack” which was a hangout for students. The original Shack is long gone, but a new Shack was recently built.

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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COLUMBIA – A chipped and faded green door gave way to the musty, wooden smell of one of MU’s oldest hangouts. Inside The Shack, the tables and bar were adorned with initials carved into them by many generations.

The Shack was one of the lasting memories of MU alums for the better part of the 20th century, but it has been nearly 20 years since it burned to the ground in 1988.

Soon, a new generation of MU students will be able to experience this former campus landmark. A restoration of The Shack is included in the plans for the expansion of Brady Commons. But these students might not even realize The Shack dates back to before many of their grandparents were even born.

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May 1, 2018

Today is May Day — time to dance around the May pole

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:14 pm

When I was a young girl in the state of Missouri, we danced around the May pole, as shown in the photo above. When I lived in Germany, I saw lots of May pole dancing. This was always done by girls — no boys allowed.

April 30, 2018

Jewish woman wrote letter to her husband minutes before she was gassed

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:00 pm

Yes, of course, the Jews were allowed to write letters to loved ones minutes before they were gassed. The Germans were not barbarians, as some people think — the Germans had manners.

When I first went to Germany, I was struck by the fact that the German people were very polite. They had manners. I was very surprised by this. In fact, other Americans living in Germany told me that I should watch my manners when dealing with the German people.

I am commenting on this news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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That Vilma Grunwald’s letter even exists is extraordinary. She penned it in the minutes before she was gassed at Auschwitz, addressed it to her husband, and handed it to a Nazi guard who did the improbable—delivered it to the man, who was also imprisoned at the camp. The Washington Post reports she accompanied her eldest child, a 16-year-old named John who limped, to the gas chambers. The Indianapolis Star has the story of the July 11, 1944, letter, which has for the last four years resided at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “I’m always reluctant to say it’s the only such document ever created,” says the museum’s chief acquisitions curator, “but to the best of our knowledge” it is the only surviving letter written at the concentration camp prior to a gassing.

Grunwald’s son, Misa (who now goes by Frank and lives northeast of Indianapolis) learned of the letter as an 11-year-old in 1946 but did not read it until after his father’s 1967 death. Frank tells the Star that what he found most moving was the 11-sentence letter’s tone: free of anger or resentment, and focused only on him and his father. It reads in part: “The famous trucks are already here and we are waiting for it to begin. … You—my only and dearest one, do not blame yourself for what happened, it was our destiny. We did what we could. … Take care of the little golden boy and don’t spoil him too much with your love. Both of you—stay healthy, my dear ones. I will be thinking of you and Misa. Have a fabulous life, we must board the trucks.” (This man buried a letter at Auschwitz; now we know what it says

April 6, 2018

Who is “the second-most dangerous American”?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:09 pm

The title of my blog post is a quote from this news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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Democracy Post editor Christian Caryl says President Trump’s new national security adviser is more capable than other officials. That’s the problem.

Opinion writer March 23

Because John Bolton is five things President Trump is not — intelligent, educated, principled, articulate and experienced — and because of Bolton’s West Wing proximity to a president responsive to the most recent thought he has heard emanating from cable television or an employee, Bolton will soon be the second-most dangerous American. On April 9, he will be the first national security adviser who, upon taking up residence down the hall from the Oval Office, will be suggesting that the United States should seriously consider embarking on war crimes.

The first two charges against the major Nazi war criminals in the 1945-1946 Nuremberg trials concerned waging aggressive war. Emboldened by the success, as he still sees it, of America’s Iraq adventure that began 15 years ago this month, Bolton, for whom a trade war with many friends and foes is insufficiently stimulating, favors real wars against North Korea and Iran. Both have odious regimes, but neither can credibly be said to be threatening an imminent attack against the United States. Nevertheless, Bolton thinks bombing both might make the world safer. What could go wrong?

Much is made of the fact that Bolton is implacably hostile to strongman Vladimir Putin, whom the U.S. president, a weak person’s idea of a strong person, admires. And of the fact that the president has repeatedly execrated the invasion of Iraq that Bolton advocated. So, today among the uneducable, furrowed brows express puzzlement: How can the president square his convictions with Bolton’s? Let’s say this one more time: Trump. Has. No. Convictions.

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April 4, 2018

April 4th, the anniversary of the day that Martin Luther King died

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 11:23 am

You can read about the death of Martin Luther King in this news article:

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(CNN)It’s April 4, 1968, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. steps outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and leans over the balcony.

King has been in an anxious mood all day, and his room reflects his hurried state of mind. His bed remains unmade, and his suitcase — containing his hair brush, clothes, a can of Magic Shave and a copy of his book, “Strength to Love” — remains unpacked.
As King stands on the balcony, he asks a saxophonist in the courtyard below to play his favorite song, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” at a rally he’s leading later that night.
Across the street, a man raises his rifle in the narrow bathroom of a derelict rooming house and points it at King. It is 6:01 p.m.
Just as the man squeezes the trigger, King suddenly returns to his room to don his overcoat against the evening chill. The bullet misses King’s head by inches and slams into a wall.
American history is full of grim what-if questions. What if President Lincoln’s bodyguard had not decided to get a drink and leave Lincoln unguarded that night at Ford’s Theatre? What if Robert Kennedy had decided not to take a shortcut through the kitchen at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, where an assassin was waiting for him on the night he was killed?
As the nation remembers King’s assassination in Memphis 50 years ago, there’s another largely unspoken question: What if King had survived? Would he have changed the trajectory of events that shaped a post-1968 America? And how would events have changed him as the country evolved?

April 2, 2018

What is the true story of 9-11?

Filed under: True Crime, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:28 pm

The 9-11 attack seems to be back in the news.

I have written extensively about 9-11 on these blog posts:

The claim is made today that 9-11 was an attack done by a foreign government. You never hear today that 9-11 was done by one man — the owner of the buildings.

March 31, 2018

“after 9-11” a phrase that is often in the news

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 2:29 pm

How many times have you heard someone recently say “after 9-11”?

This phrase is often in the news now. It is frequently  mentioned in the context of an attack by a foreign government. Why did a foreign government attack America on that day, but never again?

I wrote about the 9-11 attack on this blog post:

March 11, 2018

This is “just some random blog”

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:01 am

There is no need to waste your time reading what I write. This is “just some random blog”, a phrase that was used by Molly Hemingway on TV this morning.

So who is Molly Hemingway and why is she qualified to judge a blog?

Molly Hemingway is just some random person who has a famous name, so she thinks that she has the right to insult random bloggers.

February 27, 2018

Is there enough evidence to arrest Hillary now?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 2:21 pm

Is there evidence that Hillary cheated during the election and lost?

Is there evidence that The Donald cheated and won?

I’m going to go with “cheaters always win” because The Donald won — with the help of Russia.

You can read about it in this news article:

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WASHINGTON – There is enough evidence now to arrest former Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and send her to jail, says the president of a well-known government-watchdog organization.

But Americans shouldn’t hold their breath, because federal authorities are too consumed with politics, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in an exclusive interview with WND.

“As far as I am concerned, there is enough to arrest Hillary Clinton now,” Fitton said bluntly. “And I just want the Justice Department to finally start enforcing the rule of law.”

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I recall that Hillary had a private e-mail server, which is not against the law. I had a private e-mail server at one time, and I am not in prison.

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Still, neither Clinton nor former FBI Director James Comey – who exonerated Clinton during the investigation of her private email server before even interviewing her – are likely to face indictment, despite their brazen disregard for the law, Fitton suspects.

Indictment is “unlikely given the way that Washington is being run these days, certainly out of the Justice Department and FBI – they are more interested in protecting Hillary and Comey rather than enforcing the rule of law,” he said.

In the meantime – while it appears Clinton, for now, will not be prosecuted – President Trump is being targeted by U.S. intelligence agencies “as if he doesn’t deserve protections of the law,” Fitton said.

“The concern is that no one is above the law – right now, it’s like the Obama-Clinton gang are above the law. On the other hand, no one should be below the law or below any protection of the law,” he said. “President Trump is being treated as if he doesn’t deserve the protections of the law. You can do whatever you want against him if you are the FBI and the Justice Department, it doesn’t matter.

“That’s got to stop,” he said.

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So, this news article, implies that Trump broke the law. I believe that the Russians helped Trump to win. I don’t think that Hillary broke the law. It is not against the law to have a private e-mail server.

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