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BUILDING A COUNTRY – DESERT STYLE

Saudi Arabia is the desert kingdom that leads many to think of a waste land with little more than oil that would be of any interest to any human. 772 more words

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TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST

For several years we have watched the political situation in the Middle East deteriorate. As we pulled the majority of our forces from bases in Iraq and Kuwait we left a vacuum that legitimized the terrorist movement in the Arab countries. 776 more words

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AMERICAN COLONIALISM

The United States a carved from pieces of different cultures and geographical diversity to form a wondrous and unique country. Originally, colonialism was a way of the world to shape the sphere of influence that a country controlled. 916 more words

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VIVA LA FRANCE

When I was a small child one of the first images that I remembered was the vision of France sending American air wings home. It’s strange how such a vision of a seven year old boy would bias ones vision of another nation. 834 more words

Farmerville Louisiana

THE ECONOMY IS ONTRACK BUT SOFT

The financial crisis of 2007 – 2008 is considered by many to be the biggest financial crisis since the great depression. Financial institutions were on the verge of collapse and the housing market took a dramatic downturn. 826 more words

Farmerville Louisiana

TERRORISM IS TERRORISM

It’s time that America wakes up and calls terrorism for what it is; terrorism. Several years ago a major in the United States Army Medical Corps walked onto Fort Hood at Waco Texas, opened fire and killed twelve and wounded thirty others. 713 more words

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SWINGS IN THE OIL PATCH

This will appear in the Bernice Banner, Bernice, Louisiana, USA the week of 1/5/2015

In the late 1970s and early 1980s the oil and gas industry had come to maturity and supply of oil and gas outstripped demand. 907 more words

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