Covid-19 Statement

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You'll have to forgive me for my stance that I still hold. You see, the ever present danger I grew up with was "Mutually Assured Destruction" and we, as a society, refused to cower in fear over the Communist threat. This generation is more interested in sprinting toward Communism and fear porn over an incorrect computer model and real world statistics that cannot be padded enough to justify our actions. Go ahead. Tell me I'm unloving. Call me a science denier. Because you will be arguing against top scientists from Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon and other institutions of higher learning. And when I say that our reaction to this will cause more suffering and death than the virus, I am getting my projections from the United Nations. Loving your neighbor…
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Changing Restaurant Paradigms?

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I remember when getting pizza meant going into town and sitting down at the Pizza Hut, where we had a waitress and a pitcher of Pepsi. There was a Space Invaders game, and if I had been good, my dad would give me a quarter to play a game while we waited for the pizza to arrive. Also, the Book-It program gave my family one more reason to go to Pizza Hut and gave me an incentive to get better grades The model evolved and Carryout became more common. And we ate Pizza Hut more frequently. There was no pitcher of Pepsi and no Space Invaders at home, but we had pizza. Pizza that wasn't as hot and fresh as we had it at the store, but my parents didn't…
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The New England Patriots and their Deal with…

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What happened to all the quarterbacks already? Andrew Luck suddenly retired. Nick Foles is out with a collar bone, an injury he really needs to let heal rather than return this season. Ben Roethlisberger says he'll return next year after his elbow surgery, and for what it's worth I believe him. Eli Manning is no longer starting at the Giants, and if I were him I'd try to join the Jags post haste to close out the career with Tom Coughlin. Drew Breese will be out six games, making the Saints an unlikely playoff team. Sam Darnold is out with mononucleosis, which sucks, but at least he will return this season and the likelihood of his team making the playoffs is unchanged in that there is zero likelihood. And what…
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My Happy Birthday (Literally)

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On the subject of my birthday, which just so happens to be today, let me tell you a little something about my birth. In 1973, my mom's water broke during the 1st trimester. The doctors were planning a D&C after that weekend, but stopped when they detected a heartbeat using technology that was new at the time. Instead of my life ending that day, a surgery was performed to assist my mom in carrying me as long as possible. She was warned that I still may not make it. She was told that if I did make it I would likely be deformed or experience mental challenges. She was placed on bed rest the remainder of her pregnancy. She prayed for me. I was born premature because my mother walked…
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There was a gun scare in my community this week and I’m angry

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Yesterday an alert was sounded that a white man wearing black clothes with a backpack and holding a rifle was seen in the vicinity of a Waukee school. This caused the schools to be put on lockdown, an outdoor elementary track and field event to be moved from the High School track to the elementary facilities, uneasiness among the faculty and students, and more. News reporters converged on the town. Everybody had a sense of dread, waiting for the next bit of news. And as the information trickled in, I began to become angry. Why aren't they giving us more information? Why isn't this all over the news outlets? Why haven't they hardened the schools against attack yet? The day continued on, more or less a normal day, and our…
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