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Charles in AL's Profile

Raised in America's Deep South and lived in six Bible Belt state; Republican voter for 28 years. In 2004, I broke with the Republican Party. In 2005, at the age of 48, I moved my family from Alabama to New Brunswick Canada, where we live today.

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Diaries published: 21 (1639 days since last diary on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 03:53 AM PST)

Comments posted: 181 (951 days since last comment on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 02:11 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 942

Total Comment Ratings: 1444

Most Recommended Diary: There was no "worldwide consensus", 401 comments, 735 recommends

People Following Charles in AL: 1

Charles in AL's Most Recent Diaries:

The weakness of complex technological systems is not in their vulnerability to technical attacks. International securities and banking systems, defense systems, communications systems, computer ...
by Charles in AL
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 03:53 AM PST with 3 Recommends
In an August 24 interview, "former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has told the Mainichi [a major newspaper in Japan] he believes the Iraq War - which began while he was in office in 2003 - could ...
by Charles in AL
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 11:39 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience, but where he stands during challenge and controversy.
by Charles in AL
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jun 28, 2010 at 08:14 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I relocated my family to New Brunswick Canada from a rural area in north Alabama in September 2005. I have now lived in Canada for exactly 4 years and nine months. In that time, I have not seen a ...
by Charles in AL
Comment Count 122 comments on Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 02:28 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
In his famous 1835 text, " Democracy in America " (the first volume), the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville described the new United ...
by Charles in AL
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 07:42 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
John McCain wrote a book in (2004) that I read with admiration. The book was entitled, Why courage matters: the way to a braver life . In this book (his third), McCain addressed the crisis ...
by Charles in AL
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon May 24, 2010 at 03:47 AM PDT with 2 Recommends

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