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Nomi Prins: Dodd-Frank Turns Four and Nothing Fundamental has Changed

Editor’s Note: Nomi Prins is a former managing director at Goldman Sachs and a former senior managing director at Bear Stearns. You can read an abridged version of her remarks at… 46 more words


Enjoying America’s 237th Birthday in Raleigh and Halifax

Hundreds of well-wishers looked on as 30 immigrants from 23 countries officially became American citizens at the State Capitol this Fourth of July, and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz was proud to be there to help officiate. 241 more words


Parkway Fires

The important conclusion in this news story about Parkway fires from the Sacramento Bee is that most of the fires are in the North Sacramento/Cal Expo area of the Parkway, exactly where the concentration of illegal camping by the homeless is centered, while further upstream, in the County area of the Parkway, it is a normal fire season. 279 more words


St. Mary Magdalen

Today is her feast day, and to commemorate it, here is an excerpt from my recent book about her.

“One of the cornerstones of the argument that only men can be priests comes from the documentation of the facts on the ground during Christ’s ministry on earth, where the Church has consistently maintained that the leader of the apostles was Peter and it was upon him that the Church was built by Christ and because only men were chosen as apostles, only men can be ordained as priests. 288 more words

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This Is How We Social Studies: The Beginnings of a Vampire Scrapbook

As I’ve mentioned before, we will be using the Vampire Carlos to help us through our North Carolina History adventures this year. As Carlos has been in North Carolina since 1382, he’s seen quite a lot of events go down. 320 more words

Know How To Request Military Records?

by Kimberly A. Cook              (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

Sent off my snail mail request on Saturday to get copies of my Dad’s military and medical records. Have been meaning to do it for a couple months now, but finally made it happen. 285 more words