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National Disasters Bring Out the Fools, Frauds, and Fanatics!

Every society has an assortment of people that represents all segments—fools, frauds, fanatics, and normal people. The coronavirus pestilence is not unusual and produced the same groups. As it makes its way and gathers momentum, the weirdos come out of the closets, from under the rocks, and down from their ivory towers. Fanatics in India […]

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Historically, Officials Lied About Looming Disasters as China Is Doing!

In my study of major disasters in history, the normal reaction of city, state, and national leaders was to dismiss, delay, disparage, deny, and deceive. I am trying to be gracious but many officials lie to cover their incompetence, inadequacies, and inaction. It has happened in all ages, in all societies, in all circumstances. During […]

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How Major Epidemics Have Changed Society Economically, Religiously, Educationally, and Socially!

One of the most obvious effects that major diseases have had on the world is the loss of population. In the pestilence of 302 A.D., the plague had a companion–-famine. The people resorted to eating grass, and deaths from famine almost matched those dying from disease. Hungry dogs fought over the bodies of the human […]

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Ancient Jewish Health Rules Can Defeat the Coronavirus!

The dreaded coronavirus has been connected to some nasty, even shocking culinary habits of the Chinese—primarily their consumption of snakes and bats. A shocking dietary reported this week in the Daily Mail revealed the barbecuing of a live dog in a Chinese market. Eating cats and dogs is considered perfectly acceptable and delicious by many […]

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Trump is Wrong: Tax Dollars Should Not Go to Churches for Storm Relief!

In recent weeks, America has been pummeled by many natural disasters that have caught the attention of the world. The amount of help from faith-based groups has also come to the attention of the world. Author Arthur Brooks points out that “Religious people are far more charitable than nonreligious people. In years of research, I […]

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The Normalcy Bias May Kill You!

The normalcy bias is a mental condition individuals experience when facing a disaster. It causes people to become vulnerable to approaching danger as they underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its potential dangerous impact. This often results in situations where people fail to prepare for a disaster and that failure can be catastrophic […]

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