Monthly Archives: January 2016

13 Hours

John Krasinski plays Jack DaSilva, one among those who “had the courage to do what was right” on September 11, 2012 when terrorists attacked the State Department and CIA compounds in Benghazi, Libya. Krasinski believes with regret that the movie … Continue reading

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FBI collects animal cruelty data

Persons guilty of animal cruelty are frequently involved in other criminal activity, and often, also commit violent crimes against humans. In January 2015 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began year-long preparations to collect data on these crimes. The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and … Continue reading

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Missouri driver’s licenses fail DHS test

As of Wednesday, January 13, Missouri driver’s licenses and identification cards (DL/ID) are no longer valid forms of identification for unescorted access to the military base at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., according to information its Public Affairs Office issued earlier this week. Valid secondary … Continue reading

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Skip the resolutions!

Resources online may be more effective to make 2016 a happier, more productive year. Pursuing happiness Happiness is “a feeling or state of well-being and contentment,” according to Merriam-Webster Thesaurus that lists more than 40 words or phrases related to “happiness.” Ellen Charry, a theology professor at … Continue reading

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Today, the future…

Our Grandchildren Redesigned evokes many OMG! moments. Author Michael Bess writes in his introduction, “Welcome to the Future,” about human enhancements coming via technological changes, saying …it is not our gadgets that will be transformed—it is we ourselves, our bodies, our … Continue reading

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