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Emerald’s Gem Box: Integrity

Integrity, according to Dictionary.com means, “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” What is integrity? It is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. It is generally a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. Integrity means doing the right thing, at all times and in all circumstances, whether anyone is watching or not!  Integrity means doing the right thing no matter what the consequences are! Integrity is when your conscience agrees with your actions! My Daddy always taught…

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National Security: MIA

Last week, the North Koreans turned over to the United States the remains of 55 servicemen lost and missing during the Korean War more than six decades ago. The military will transfer these remains to the Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii for forensic testing. It will be a time-consuming process to identify these remains to ensure there are no mistakes. Those that are positively identified will be returned to their families for burial with military honors. Of all the military casualty statuses, the one most feared within the military family…

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From the sunny side… Computer productivity?

I was just on Facebook a few minutes ago, doing something completely work-related (just in case the boss is reading this) and I was greeted with one of those “Do you remember when you posted this five years ago? Don’t you want to post it again?” sort of things. I was reminded of something I had said regarding the game Candy Crush. I was convinced then and I continue to be convinced that the game is some kind of plot to undermine the productivity of America. Forget “Russian collusion,” what…

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Passing Parade: Defending God-given rights

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist The Christian legal team, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), founded in the 1990s, is riding a streak of Supreme Court victories and is poised to become stronger. Kristen Waggoner, the legal mind and public face of the ADF, an Arizona-based Christian conservative legal nonprofit, is described in the July 5, 2018, “Washington Post” c1 by the above-entitled article. Though it is far from a household name, the results of ADF’s work are well known. Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was just one of…

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