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"THERE IS NOTHING MORE DECIPTIVE THAN AN OBVIOUS FACT." Arthur Conan Doyle   There has been a huge amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth about the 'privacy' or lack there of on Facebook and other social media. Companies pay millions for our information and the owner and other...

"DEATH IS THE SOLUTION TO ALL PROBLEMS. NO MAN - NO PROBLEM." Joseph Stalin   Just think about how horrible the statement from Stalin is and yet without even uttering the words this is how problems are being handled in today's world. If you never saw this quote from...

"REMEMBER HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE TO EACH OTHER." Marcie Penner   I attended a family gathering. It was not anyone who is related to me. It is a member of our rural community who is fighting the fight of her life with the one thing we all hate,...

"BURN DOWN YOUR CITIES AND LEAVE OUR FARMS, AND YOUR CITIES WILL SPRING UP AGAIN AS IF BY MAGIC; BUT DESTROY OUR FARMS AND THE GRASS WILL GROW IN THE STREETS OF EVERY CITY IN THE COUNTRY." William Jennings Bryan   The death of the rural sector has an enemy that...

"JUST REMEMBER, ONCE YOUR OVER THE HILL YOU BEGIN TO PICK UP SPEED." Arthur Schoenhauer   I know that those of you who are still young to the point of thinking you will live forever and that you are flexible enough to bounce back from anything, this will go...

"THEY ONLY SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE IS EXPERIENCE." Albert Einstein   Anderson Creek, Starbuck, Rhea, #34 Complex, these are all names of huge fires that we have learned a lot from. Now what do we do with the knowledge? Those who manage the fighting of these fires have the facts...

"A PEOPLE WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR PAST HISTORY, ORIGIN, AND CULTURE IS LIKE A TREE WITHOUT ROOTS. Marcus Garvey   I always seem to stir up teachers with my opinions and if I do they are not fully reading or understanding why I am ticked at the educational...

"THE CARS WE DRIVE SAY A LOT ABOUT US." Alexandra Paul   Call me old, stubborn, feisty, insufferable, mule headed, independent, obnoxious, or any other term you like. When I look at the gaggle of new cars that they try to sell us and look us straight in...

"TO BE HUMAN IS TO HAVE A COLLECTION OF MEMORIES THAT TELLS YOU WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU GOT THERE." Rosecrans Baldwin   As I write this it is Easter Sunday. This week I am more aware of what Holy Week means than many of the past. It...