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When I recapture the buoyant sculpturing of humanitarian dreams of grandeur — nothing as miniscule as Reagan’s borrowed City of Light Upon a Hill, but rather a majestic, magical refuge, an ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 08:06 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Patriotism is a difficult thing. There is nothing wrong in taking pride with your country, after all, but there’s a line between patriotism and blind ‘rah rah’ for everything your country does.
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 03:41 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Yes there was a war raging in Vietnam but Rick Scott was on a ship selling soda to his shipmates at double the price. This greedy one was cruising around making money off his fellow servicemen.
by Vetwife
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 12:05 AM PST with 22 Recommends
A woman with a nice, honest face . A humble hero. A story with a happy ending: In an interview on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer,” Tuff said she worked to convince the gunman to put ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Tennessee Titans rookie linebacker Jonathan Willard has proven he’s not just a Titan on the field. Willard, 23, who received a $2,000 signing bonus from the Titans as an undrafted free agent, ...
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
What is a hero? What constitutes heroism? Who is worthy of the label? I suppose it's all relative. People tend to have heroes who reflect those values that they themselves hold. Ghandi, MLK, Rosa ...
by Beetwasher
Comment Count 278 comments on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 01:50 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Perhaps being born in 1916 to a farming family on the prairies in eastern Kansas where a child needed to be a amateur yet resourceful mechanic, carpenter and veterinarian through brutal winters and ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 03:30 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Torah reading: Leviticus chapters 9 through 11. Haftarah: 2nd Samuel 6:1 to 7:17. Today I'm going to focus on the Haftarah reading, which describes how the Ark of the Covenant was brought back to ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 48 comments on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 05:53 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The tiny band of adventurers was weary and footsore after crossing a vast wasteland. It had been fairly easy to bluff the zombie army into letting us through, and the guardian of the magic sword had ...
by Jane in Maine
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
A fellow Kossack asked about the man I call My Beloved. When I sat down and wrote a bit about him, and me, and us, and our life together, they suggested I publish this as a diary. It is my first ...
by The Marti
Comment Count 91 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 04:51 PM PDT with 155 Recommends
The events of September 11th, 2001 weren't life-altering to me. I simply was too young- I had just turned eleven when it happened, and the odd circumstances of where I was (away from news, ...
by Kazmarov
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 01:29 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
Heroes are people who do heroic things. Sometimes they are soldiers. Ironically, soldiers decorated as heroes are sometimes uncomfortable in the role, realizing that what they had done was done out ...
by ZedMont
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 10:18 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I have been both a scientist and a political activist for most of my 76 years. But the situation regarding Michael Mann is very different. I just finished a very moving experience reading The ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 12:50 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Last night Eureka, CA police tore down Occupy signs, injured and arrested at least one peaceful demonstrator. Another demonstrator was also injured. I received email from Jack Nounnan of Occupy ...
by Catskill Julie
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 11:35 AM PST with 29 Recommends
To the black bloc "Anarchists", I would like you to listen closely to the gentleman in this video at the 3:17 mark . . . he has something important to say . . You can see people in this video ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 851 comments on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 04:57 PM PST with 577 Recommends
Hello, Officer. I try to respect you. And generally, I do . I’ve needed you, been glad to see you, still have a few friends and family among your ranks here and there. Even when I don’...
by Satyrblade
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Hello, Officer. I try to respect you. And generally, I do . I’ve needed you, been glad to see you, still have a few friends and family among your ranks here and there. Even when I don��
by Satyrblade
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 01:55 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
This story has slipped by most news sources, including Daily Kos, to my astonishment. I guess the background noise has been too much, and as for the MSM, the heroes didn't fit into the usual mould. ...
by sagesource
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 07:15 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
"And any parent that is proud their kid is signing up to be a murderer should not be able to complain when they die, or are maimed or commit suicide. You can't have it both ways." ~ ...
by debstover
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 06:46 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Tell Attorney General Holder to be a hero: Investigate. Or, Resign. "Our government authorized the use of torture...secretly ...
by SJerseyIndy
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:51 PM PST with 28 Recommends