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Thoughts While Shaving for August 9

Thoughts While ShavingDelta Airline delays, Donald Trump’s Detroit, Michigan speech and the Olympics were among the top news stories yesterday.

Today, Mr. Trump makes campaign stops in Wilmington shortly after lunch and later in Fayetteville.  Guess the closest he comes to Bladen depends on how high his plane is when it flies over.

Campaigning for president is a full-time job and the pace is hectic.

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Hopefully Delta Airlines flyers have a more normal day and activities continue in Brazil, Rio to be exact.

Back in Bladen, all is well.  We operate at a slower pace.

Keep hearing that many Facebook users are apparently receiving bogus ‘friend’ request. 

Remember counting the days left before Back to School?  School was better than cropping and grading tobacco.

Thinking back to my school days, remember Mr. Ippie Pait, my Bladenboro civics teacher’s comment that, “One’s rights end where another begins.”  Today, those lines must be ‘blurred’ more than ever.  Not sure civics is even taught in our schools today.

Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school.  Donna Brazile

You can bring your children under age 18 into the voting booth with you.  Many families do so as a way to teach civic responsibility.  Author unknown

There’s a generation of people I think without a strong connection to family, to religion, to civic duty.  They have a real disassociation from the problems of the world.  Tim Heidecker

I was raised to believe that we all have a civic duty and responsibility as Americans to improve our neighborhoods and our nation.  Paul Cook

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