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By: The Citizen
The story of the March 2013 EU bailout of Cyprus continues to unfold and the devil is in the details. This case is a benchmark in US financial history because the status of shareholders of bank stock and bonds and of bank depositors has changed. By now, most of us know that the banks in several European nations are insolvent, that is, they do not have sufficient funds on hand to accommodate even one-fourth of their depositors should those depositors show up demanding their cash.
Dr. Melvyn Fein, Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University discusses five values most Americans share under the heading of “Morality”. This is the presentation he made to the Madison Forum on March 30, 2013. The five values are: “Honesty”, “Responsibility”, “Fairness”, “Family” and “Liberty”. The presentation is split into two parts:
By: Randy Evans
Most voters think they have already elected the president and vice president back on Nov. 6 — General Election Day. But, the truth be told, voters actually only elected presidential electors.
Each state has the total number of their congressional delegation (both U.S. House and Senate) as electors. (The District of Columbia has three electors.) For Georgia, this means 16 electors — 14 (reflecting the total number of its representatives) plus two (reflecting its two U.S. senators). California has the most electors with 55. There are a total of 538 electors (435 reflecting the total number of representatives, plus 100 reflecting the number of senators, plus three for the District of Columbia.)
By: Donald S. Conkey
The Constitution of the United States of America will be 225 years old on Monday September 17, 2012. It was crafted in controversy during the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was signed in controversy on September 17, 1787 by only 39 of the 55 men who attended that Constitutional Convention, men whom 21st century Americans honor as theirs Founding Fathers. That Constitution was ratified in controversy during the winter months of 1787 and the spring of 1788. And it is still controversial today – 225 years later. Why?
By: Donald S. Conkey
A TV station we watch has a slogan that reads “See the good in the world today.” I ponder that slogan every morning as I prepare for the new day. I even ask the Lord to help me to be a part of the good in the world. This thought renews my faith in America and in our community of Towne Lake.
When I look for the good in the world I can see it all around me – mostly from people not making the headlines. These are the people who make our local community function and make them a wonderful place to raise a family. Far too few take the time to even look for the good, let alone to see the good that surrounds us.