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Citizens Get By in Congo’s Kinshasa Despite Dysfunctional Government

September 20, 2014
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Citizens Get By in Congo’s Kinshasa Despite Dysfunctional Government

People in the affluent West often condescendingly look down on Third World countries, but National Geographic Magazine‘s Robert Draper has discovered that such prejudice is unfounded.       Impoverished and dysfunctional cities actually have their own exuberance, he says:  “We are in the quickening heart of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—where…

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Vietnam Veteran Remembers the Marine Corps Door Gunners

September 19, 2014
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Vietnam Veteran Remembers the Marine Corps Door Gunners

by Michael Ryerson, USMC, 1966-1968      They came in low and hot, close to the trees and dropped their tail in a flare, rocked forward and we raced for the open doorways. This was always the worst for us, we couldn’t hear anything and…

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Should Christians Have to Work on the Sabbath?

September 18, 2014
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Should Christians Have to Work on the Sabbath?

Several branches of government seem to get their way even with the most morally outrageous cases.   Look at taxpayer-funded agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Human Relations Commission, for example.  High-sounding politically correct titles, to be sure, but they operate…

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Old Lady Revisits Childhood Schoolhouse, Long Since Vacant

September 17, 2014
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Old Lady Revisits Childhood Schoolhouse, Long Since Vacant

by Harriet S. Caswell      I lately visited the timeworn building where for a lengthened period, during my early years, I studied the rudiments of education; and what a…

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Gordon Howie on SD Public Radio

September 16, 2014
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Gordon Howie on SD Public Radio

TODAY…. Sept. 16th at 11:00 Mt Time, Gordon will be on SD Public Radio for a live interview. Tune in if you are by a radio. If you can’t catch…

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Shop Classes Should Be Central in the School Curriculum

September 16, 2014
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Shop Classes Should Be Central in the School Curriculum

I had a full year of wood shop in 7th grade, another year of metal shop in the 8th, yet another for electric shop in the 9th.  They would be…

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