Tag Archives: 2017

Statistics on Causes of Deaths in USA – From Business Insider

Posted by Jack The lifetime odds for a death by a gun are 3 times higher for blacks than all others.  Does that mean we should have tougher gun control laws for blacks because it would save lives? No of … Continue reading

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Jack Lee Art – Focke Wulf 190, WWII Fighter

Posted by Jack Just finished another in my aviation series.  This is one of my smaller paintings, 16X20″, acrylic on canvas.  This is a scene of the FW190 making a low pass over a destroyed city.  Note the drifting smoke … Continue reading

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American Basketball Players Virtual Ambassadors to China

by Jack It has only been a little over a decade since the first US v China basketball team played each other in China.  This year UCLA’s team was in Beijing for a big tournament.  It was great to see … Continue reading

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Republican Tax Plan, in Brief

by Jack What happens when you cut taxes and don’t cut spending?  If you said that our debt will increase, you are right.  So, the deficit goes up and knowing that answer apparently makes you smarter than almost every Republican … Continue reading

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Busy Day at the Airport

by Jack The aircraft coming and going at the airport is really something to see. Sadly, it is because of the fires, but if you want to see air tankers in action, now is the time. The planes arrive every … Continue reading

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Jack Lee Art – Greek Church

by Jack Finished this morning. Acrylic on canvas, 24X30, depicting a Greek church that I saw in a photograph.  I liked the color contrasts and the clean, simple, spartan-like appearnce with the unmistakable impression that this is a cloudless, warm, … Continue reading

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North Korean Crisis – Is War Close?

by Jack A lot of Americans still have no clue why North Korea is threatening the United States with nuclear weapons, some in Washington don’t either.   But, here’s the big picture, as clear and concise as I can make … Continue reading

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Warning: Free Speech Under Attack

by Jack At this moment I am feeling very sad for America, because I sense we’re losing our way. We’ve always valued free speech, even though we understood that it will be abused on occasion.   But, what bothers me … Continue reading

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Overcoming Racial Hatred

by Jack Do you think one’s color has anything to do with bias in opinions, attitude and actions?   Sure, of course it does, but it’s a learned condition.  If it can be learned, it can be changed and neutralized.  But, … Continue reading

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Part 2. Lunch at Plaza Park – Where the Homeless Gather

by Jack As hoped, my next contact in the park was with Teri Dubose, the organizer for “Lunch in the Park.” Quite some time ago, Teri began to feel a little uneasy taking her lunch breaks in Plaza Park.  This … Continue reading

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