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 By Walt Johnson    News    September 1, 2015

A Salute to America's First Intelligence Agency on the Anniversary of 9/11

As we recognize this 15th anniversary of 9/11 it is important to pay tribute to all of the agencies that work together to keep us secure as a nation, including the branch whose efforts we generally...

 

Our Alabama Guard Generals

The October 2013 column entitled, “Losing Our Alabama Defense Force” evoked reader comments about the traditional role of militia and how we’ve morphed into the modern nomenclature of...

 

Roby, Rogers Visit Maxwell for Cyber College Update

Maxwell Air Force Base is taking its reputation as the “Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air Force” to the next level as it expands into the realm of cyber warfare. U.S. Representatives...

 

I Am Not Impressed - - Okay, Maybe I Am

I have to admit, it takes a lot to impress me. I generally do not go all ga-ga over people or things, but every now and then I am taken by surprise. In my world, I have flown with all types of men...

 

American Divorce Rates

First, let us discuss what the divorce rates are to get a better understanding of the need for counseling or marriage and family therapy. Did you know that fifty percent of all North American...

 

The Dangers of Arbitration

Arbitration amounts to privatization of dispute resolution. Many of the States, including Alabama, had a stated policy specifically excluding the possibility of contracting away the right to go to...

 

Social Engineering Slipping into Your Neighborhood

While many in America are still debating the aftermath of the first GOP presidential debate and others count the days to college football season kickoff, we continue down the path of transformation...

 

The Tragedy of a Welfare State

In a free society, welfare of any description is never a legitimate function of government. It is in fact, an important element of communism-i. e. "From each according to his abilities and to each acc...

 

A Big Boy and His Dog

For far longer than we've been around, man and dog have been a team in hunting as well as life itself. The bond of loyalty and trust between the two is a privilege and a joy that only those who raise...

 

Disabled Wildlife

Disabled animals don't realize that they are handicapped: "I want to tell you a little bit about special needs raccoons (wildlife) and our disabilities. I have several handicapped raccoons, some are...

 

The Alabama Gazette - Best of 2015

Picking the top college football teams for the 2015 season was more difficult than in most years. The top four teams will of course qualify for the 2015 National Championship Play-Offs. The obvious ch...

 

Inside the Statehouse

September 2, 2015: It is common knowledge that the Indian casinos in Alabama and throughout the country are granted federal sovereignty and are not subject to state intervention and authority....

 

Exposing The Dangers of International Agreements on Our Children, Our Families, and Our American Sovereignty

Many years ago, we had Dr. Allen Quist speak at a regional Eagle Forum meeting. He spoke about the changes in American Education and spent a great deal of the speech that evening on The “New...

 

It's time for our Annual Senior Citizen Fishing Rodeo!

You are invited to fish at the Montgomery County ponds on...

 

New Dementia Guide Available

A new publication most senors would be wise to get their hands on is the 2015 Dementia Resource Guide that was put out by the Alabama Department of Senior Services, and was recently the subject of...

 

Appealing A Social Security Decision?

Social Security listened to customer feedback and made the online appeals process even better. Now, people who disagree with our disability decision can complete their appeal using our improved...

 

The Undercurrent of Loneliness

Just in the last few days we have heard again about a surfer on the beach who saw two girls in trouble in an undertow just down the beach. Immediately he went into the water and was able to save the...

 

Charles Manson and the Bible

I was probably the only one sitting in Sunday School yesterday thinking of Charles Manson. Manson was the crazed cult leader who directed two terrible mass murders in 1969. I read Vincent Bugliosi's...

 

Southern Cuisine

It was August and I was hot, so I decided to do something about it. I couldn’t change the humidity, the temperature or the dew point here in Alabama, so I decided to change my location. I wanted to...

 

September Potpourri

September, the transition month between summer and fall, is the month for lots of celebration from Labor day to football victories, and back to school rallies. Also, I suggest it is a great month to...

 

"Happy Labor Day!"

Did you know that the Labor Day holiday originally started in the late 1800′s? I can only imagine how excited the people were to take a day off from working. Some may have thought, “What a...

 

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