Back in February, in his annual message to shareholders in his company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett said this: “Who has ever benefited during the past 237 years by betting against America? ... America’s best years lie ahead.”
Will there be justice in the killing of Michael Brown?
Obamacare has been the focal point of mainstream news for many years. It is a major concern, especially to those who can’t afford healthcare — including unemployed individuals and senior citizens. What has not been addressed is the plight of the healthcare provider, specifically those individuals in the nursing profession who are Licensed Practical Nurses.
Surface mining a bad idea for Floyd County
My husband and I recently returned from an RV trip during which we visited two communities where we were able to see how small and large cities have developed recreational trail systems. The two communities differed in both size and prosperity.
In the days since we learned of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s felony indictments, we’ve heard them called thin, flimsy and a criminalization of politics. And this was from people who normally disagree with him.
My son explained the gig this way: People are dumping buckets of ice water over themselves, filming it and posting the videos online. Then they tag three others, who have 24 hours to do the same or pay up. They’re doing this in the name of ALS.
This is the time of the year to raise a toast to Andre Michaux. You may not think you know him, but you know about his influence on the landscape. It was this French botanist who introduced the common crepe myrtle to Charleston in 1790 — a great day for the South.
So, your neighbor has a garden. It’s that time of year again, where he or she shows up at your front door holding a bag. You grimace. You already know what it is. Okra.
Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
A new study by the National Academy of Sciences warns that the rate of illegal slaughter of African elephants, permitted by African governments and fueled by the market for ivory in China and Asian countries, could lead to the extermination of the animal in the wild within a few years.
On the day the nation watched Michael Brown laid to rest in a nationally televised funeral, there were 16 death notices in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That is hardly the full collection of people being mourned on one given day, but suffice it to say, on any given day in St. Louis, or Ferguson, Missouri, or any city in the nation, there are thousands of people grieving over the passing of loved ones.
Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group
My 80-year-old grandmother is demolishing me at Words With Friends. That may sound adorable to you, but to someone as competitive as I am, it’s infuriating and embarrassing.
I was watching a cartoon in the dentist office while waiting for my wife. A scene with a lot of animals came on, and in it was a group of some of the most awful birds that I had ever seen. They ranged in size from small to large. From ugly to disgusting. It brought back an incident that happened back in the sixties.
By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship.
It seems everything one reads suggests this president is the most unpopular in our lifetimes.
By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Real bravery is knowing that you’re risking your life for a worthy cause but doing it anyway.
How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care. We do. It’s just that we know that, in all likelihood, nothing will come of it.