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Christian Concepts: A madman in Las Vegas

Stephen Paddock was the suspected madman of the Las Vegas massacre. I say, “was” because after unleashing a barrage of deadly gunfire on a crowd at a concert, with arrest imminent, he took his own life. During the next few days, news commentaries will be awash with speculation as to why Paddock shot up a crowd of fun-loving folk who only wanted to hear some country music. The truth is we will never know why he did it. Even if he had been arrested and was later questioned as to…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Pray for the victims and pray for our nation and world

Monday morning, we all woke up to hear the horrific news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.  Our hearts ache for the victims, and their families, during this strenuous and troublesome time in their lives. Listening to the stories of survivors telling of the loss of their loved ones is heart-breaking; one man held his wife of 32 years in his arms as she died; one young woman was being shielded by her husband and could feel when he was shot in the back. While we grieve for those…

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Editorials 

Passing Parade: What? They didn’t tell you?

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist There are a lot of things we aren’t being let in on. Nothing has changed! The game’s been rigged, the club’s been formed, and, we’re not in it! Choosing sides On February 6, 1931, the New York Times, 22, ran a major article on Russian Exiles, many facts and letters showing the exiles’ actual treatment then, as well as a commentary on Soviet “soft-heartedness.” Concerning the USSR’s “political prisoners,” an interesting thing happened. Nothing! The article died on the vine. Little or no impact. An…

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Editorials 

Emerald’s Gem Box: Go kneel by the grave of a soldier

More than 200 NFL players sat or knelt, this past weekend, during the playing of the National Anthem. Some teams stayed in the locker room and didn’t even come out on the field, to show their respect for our country. All of this started last year when Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the National Anthem, in “protest of police treatment of minorities.”  (However, it is funny that one of the current big headline stories, continually, is that of Kaepernick’s continued unemployment status.) Many of the players have said they knelt…

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