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George Floyd, Neck Kneeling, Minnesota Statute

George Floyd
Quick note: I am using the word "suspect" below because I am not just talking about George Floyd. Please do not think I am dehumanizing him or focusing on the fact that he was a felon and in the process of being arrested for a crime. While that is true it does not make what the police did right. It was wrong and below I will explain why. The officer kneeling on his neck seems to be the thing...
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Obamagate

Side Glance Obama
You may have noticed that the normally reticent former president Barack Obama has been rather vocal of late. I think Obamagate is the reason for that. Since Watergate the word "gate" has become a suffice meaning a scandal. Some love to say that Obama had a "scandal-free" administration. Those people weren't paying attention. That aside perhaps they are paying attention now? Kayleigh McEnany...
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The Royal Game of Ur – The Oldest Playable Game

"The board lay face upwards in the soil." Such a simple start to something that is quite amazing. I have shared before with you that I love the artifacts of history best when they are something that was used commonly. Items like shoes, clothing, cups, and games represent individuals living life. The below image is the actual board which was made between 2600 BC to 2400 BC. The below video i...
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Masked Men – Why America Dislikes Them

Masked Men
The other day I went to a grocery store. Standing by the carts was a young woman wearing the uniform of the store and a black mask. For a brief moment I found myself alerted. That is when I realized (and I should have sooner) why Americans have such a problem wearing masks and seeing others wear masks. Masks you see - are for bad guys. Sure, we have a pantheon of super-heroes and the Lone Ranger w...
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