Well, we’ve just experienced another “Glorious Fourth of July.” There were so many wonderful parades and the display of our “grand old flag” and the recognition of what the day commemorates. Sad to say, I noticed that here were no flags flying in front of residences in areas I passed when going to visit someone. Yes, I had one out and I hope that anyone who came my way saw it.
As a professional speaker, I’ve spent much of the past four years performing at colleges across the country. While the subject of my show is rare and interesting wildlife on all seven continents, I also address the effects of global warming.
On behalf of the 350,000 New Jersey individuals and families coping with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, I would like to thank Governor Chris Christie, who on June 22, 2011 signed legislation intended to help New Jersey address the long-term needs of its individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s by creating a 15-member Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission.
July 16 marks the 66th anniversary of the first nuclear weapons test explosion. The United States’ test, code-named “Trinity,” was exploded in the desert of New Mexico and ignited the nuclear age. The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9 were followed by some 2,050 nuclear tests worldwide, with over half (1030) conducted by the United States.
The current depression is the worst in over seventy years. It is a man-made disaster, unlike an earthquake, hurricane, or tornado. It originated in the abolition of the New Deal laws over the last three decades (like the Glass-Steagal Act, etc.). The correct action is to resurrect these New Deal laws with the following policy changes.
If there is any absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off, and Americans would do well to keep that in mind as Congress and the White House debate whether or not to raise the debt ceiling from its current high of $14.3 trillion.
Cheerleading is a sport, and it can be a dangerous one at that. The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey supports the General Assembly’s recent decision requiring the New Jersey Department of Education to include cheerleading in its student-athlete head injury safety training program.
It gets more discouraging the older I get, when I read and positively see what’s coming out on T.V. Recently, I read about the “F” word becoming accepted in just about every situation. Someone’s got to be kidding, right?
Has it really come to this? Time magazine, one of our most respected magazines, seriously posing the question, “Does It Still Matter?” over the backdrop of the U. S. Constitution partially shredded as their cover page for their 10th Annual History and Fourth of July Issue.
Farming is hard work. It’s no surprise that a career in farming isn’t top on the list when young people are asked what they want to be when they grow up. But this state we’re in has produced an exceptional crop of young farmers.