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Gadbois got it wrong in his letter about Rep. Scott

Frank Gadbois seems to have a problem with the Georgia Republican congressional delegation supporting President Donald Trump. He especially likes to take verbal shots at 8th District Congressman Austin Scott. Gadbois has again taken some cheap shots at Scott with his April 19, letter to the editor.

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The mother of all bombs resets a new world order

This 21,000-lb. Massive Ordnance Air Blast, explosive, just brought out of the closet in a spectacular second only to a nuclear display of force, has heralded a new and very effective weapon of large destruction by concussive force and oxygen deprivation.

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Vladimir Putin — Part 1: The enigmatic Russian leader will need to show statesmanship in the Syrian crisis

I write these words and I shudder because as I read the BBC headlines and reports in the early morning hours I learned that President Trump ordered, and the U.S. has launched, a devastating missile strike on a Syrian airbase. The American attack is in retaliation for the Syrian chemical attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria a few days ago in which at least 80 of their own people, including dozens of women and children, were killed. Here is how the BBC reported the U.S. missile launch:

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An open letter to citizen Tim McCoy

The other day the Macon-Bibb County Commission’s Operation and Finance Committee added a resolution to the commission’s April 18 agenda that would make it unlawful to discriminate against local members of the LGBTQ community in appointments, employment, and promotions. Before the vote was taken, however, one of our local pastors, the Rev. Dr. Tim McCoy of Ingleside Baptist Church, spoke against the resolution.

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The Doolittle raid: The day we knew we could win

If you are a patriotic American, over the next several years, you should honor and remember, with justifiable pride, the 75th anniversary of many major events of World War II. The first of these memorable milestones is almost upon us. The April 18, 1942 Doolittle raid against Japan. It was not one of the great battles of the war. But, the effect it had on the outcome of the war was incalculable.

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A meeting to remember with Rep. Austin Scott

My meeting on April 10, with Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., could not have been more shocking or disappointing. I met with him to ask for an investigation into the boycott of chiropractic services at Robins Air Force Base for active military in TRICARE as well as injured civilians in federal workers comp program. Over my 35-year career, I have never had any referral from the base nor have any doctors of chiropractic in Middle Georgia.

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Has the world forgotten?

I have not heard or read from either pundits, egghead academics, letter-to-the editor know-it-alls, or even military geniuses, these salient facts: The United States is still in a “state of war” with North Korea and China. (Disclaimer: I fought all of 1951 in Korea as a Marine infantry officer)

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The Great War at age 100

According to the CDC, there are now approximately 100,000 Americans who are aged 100 years or more, a figure that has doubled since 2000. These people were alive at a time and on a day when American history changed forever: Friday, April 6, 1917. As we reach the centennial of that date it is troubling that many Americans are unaware of its significance. 100 years ago the United States entered World War 1 as a combatant ally to Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy, and their Empire nations. After three years of desperately sought neutrality, President Woodrow Wilson was forced by the spring of 1917 to engage the U.S. in the most dreadful, costly and far-reaching conflict of human history to date, a “Great War” that had ravaged Europe and other global theaters for three years since August 1914. How did American get embroiled in this titanic struggle and what did it mean for the next 100 years?

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Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch

One of the great honors of serving in the United States Senate is the opportunity to offer advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees who will faithfully interpret the U.S. Constitution and the laws set forth by Congress.

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Georgians: Ask Governor Deal to Stand Up to the Gun Lobby and veto Campus Carry (HB 280)

While our city and state were distracted by the fiery collapse of Interstate 85, the gun lobbyists (National Rifle Association and Georgia Carry) and their surrogate state legislators were firing another round of shots at Georgia’s public colleges and universities. In the waning hours of the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly on March 30, a House and Senate conference committee reconciled their differences and a final version of House Bill 280 was approved by both bodies. Gov. Nathan Deal now must decide either to veto the bill or sign it into law.

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New guidelines in spine care

Low back pain is epidemic in the nation with nearly 100 million sufferers that has led to the pandemic of prescription opioid painkiller abuse. Medical officials at the CDC and NIH as well as professional health associations have recently changed their guidelines to manage this pandemic of back pain and opioid addiction.

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Bless Rep. Austin Scott’s heart

On Saturday evening, Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., took aim at the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus on Twitter, writing, “Mark Meadows betrayed Trump and America and supported Pelosi and Dems to protect Obamacare.”

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Revenue out jumps safety in search of March Madness

For college basketball fans, March is a great month, The national championship tournament dubbed “March Madness” begins this week. And yours truly is a Duke grad. Need I say more? The tournament consists of 68 of the best teams in the nation competing head to head in a one and done competition in 13 different cities around the country. Participating cities, colleges, media and businesses make millions of dollars during the three-week, hair-raising competition.