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A SECOND OPINION: Rising Crime Poses Problems for Presidential Candidates

A SECOND OPINION: Rising Crime Poses Problems for Presidential Candidates »

16 Apr, 2024
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The New York Time says major crimes have risen 22 percent in the Big Apple, deemed a "hell-hole" for residents who have been surveyed. Sitting President Joe Biden has yet to address the crime crisis whereas Republican presiential nominee Donald Trump is known for his law and order stance and his support of police efforts to fight crime. The public is looking forward to a debate between the candidates in which the crisis will be addressed.

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Slapped with Millions for Business Fraud

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Slapped with Millions for Business Fraud »

25 Feb, 2024
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Former US President Donald Trump has been ordered to pay a staggering $354 million for fraudulent business practices and barred from holding certian position in the private sector. His co-defendants include his sons Donald Jr and Eric, and Allen Weisselberg. Trump Sr denies any wrongdoing. Meantime he's way ahead in the presidential polls, what with sitting President Joe Biden mired in recod-low approval ratings.

A SECOND OPINION: Illegal Immigration a Hot Topic in Presidential Campaigns /

A SECOND OPINION: Illegal Immigration a Hot Topic in Presidential Campaigns / »

12 Feb, 2024
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The victims in this situation are the migrants themselves, who suffer from their long journeys, are in debt to drug cartels, and have little hope of the American Dream once they get here. They must join the vast number of homeless people who are on the streets of America. The border crisis is a sad, sad situation and one that should never have been allowed to happen. The victims in this situation are the migrants themselves, who suffer from their long journeys, are in debt to drug cartels, and have little hope of the American Dream once they get here. They must join the vast number of homeless people who are on the streets of America.

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Wins Big in Presidential Push

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Wins Big in Presidential Push »

21 Jan, 2024
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Trump wins Iowa caucuses. Caucuses are not like a traditional election; rather, they require that participants gather at the same time across the state and join in forum-like meetings before casting their ballots.

A SECOND OPINION: Trump Barred from Ballot in Two US States

A SECOND OPINION: Trump Barred from Ballot in Two US States »

17 Jan, 2024
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Maine joined Colorado in barring Trump from the Primary Ballot in March. Other states are lined up to follow suit. But the former US president still leads in all the polls. . . Joe Biden’s immigration policies have become so unpopular that most question his bid for the Presidency in 2024. Wars are raging under his leadership. . . Still and all, we hope that the people will be able to choose their leader without interference and that wars in the world will cease.

A SECOND OPINION: Wars Rage as Year Closes

A SECOND OPINION: Wars Rage as Year Closes »

17 Dec, 2023
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There is a sense of unease in the air as thoughts of World War Three come to mind. Tensions are rising, and the possibility of wartime destruction looms. I wish you a beautiful New Year with the blessings of lasting peace.

A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year

A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year »

17 Dec, 2023
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"Christmas cards are being written to old friends. It is a time of excitement and tasks to be done. One wonders if there will be time for it all before the Big Day. And as Christmastime turns into New Year’s we think about the possibilities of 2024."

A SECOND OPINION: Thanksgiving Thoughts

A SECOND OPINION: Thanksgiving Thoughts »

18 Nov, 2023
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May your Thanksgiving be blessed with food and fun, and may you remember those who live without.

A SECOND OPINION: No Rodeo and a Trip to the Sea

A SECOND OPINION: No Rodeo and a Trip to the Sea »

12 Sep, 2023
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I’ll be giving the Pendleton Round-up Rodeo and Wild West Parade a miss this year. Leaving the dry hills of Pendleton behind, I’ll be heading for Portland to have fun with all the family I have left for the first time in a long time. So if you don’t hear from me for a couple of weeks you’ll know why.

A SECOND OPINION: Wildfires Blaze in the Summer Heat

A SECOND OPINION: Wildfires Blaze in the Summer Heat »

9 Aug, 2023
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What does one do in a wildfire situation? Evacuation orders should be followed to be sure. A home can be replaced but not a life.