The Answer Man
Q: What is The Ferguson Effect? A: It involves a statistic that is very disturbing. There is a new book out by Heather Mac Donald entitled "The War On Cops." This book says that the recent violence between cops and African-Americans has caused cops to back off from violent neighborhoods, therefore causing a dramatic increase in homicides. It's called "The Ferguson Effect."...
There is something about our human nature that makes us not like to be put on hold or have to wait on someone or something. We often feel like what we want to say or do is so important that, if we are put on hold or made to wait, we are not being taken seriously enough. We feel what we are doing is very important and needs attention...
"And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding." (Job 28:28) Those who wish to avoid confrontations in this life need to listen to the wisdom of God revealed in His word. If you fear God and would follow what His word teaches, you are wise and exhibit wisdom...
The Answer Man
Q: What suits your palate today? A: How about some delicious penguin or seal meat? There may be some strange Epicureans out there today who like to fire up some blubber, and, with some boiled seaweed as an appetizer, then cook some penguin or seal meat for hearty consumption...
Missouri cotton acreage increases but also problems with dicamba misuse
Missouri planted acres of cotton is at 300,000 acres, up 62 percent from 2015, which only had 185,000 acres. This is the highest planted area since 2012, when 350,000 acres were planted. Last year was the lowest acreage planted since the 1980's. One reason for the increase in acreage for cotton is that many producers believe that they can make better yields and profits with cotton...
The Answer Man
Q: Do old folks really think that things were much better a long time ago? A: Most of us know better, but still remember some pretty wonderful things. Who would want to go back to when air conditioning was almost impossible to find? Who would like it better when men & women had to labor harder to accomplish things that modern technology does for us comparatively easy today?Would anyone want to go back to two-lane roads for trips that might take six hours when it could be done in two hours today; or do we miss the thrill of being on an unpaved road when a passing car could throw dust in our faces? "Roll up the windows, here comes a truck!!!" Was there any fun in being stuck on a muddy road?. ...
Protecting yourself from identity theft
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. It is an attack not only on your finances and credit history, but also on your reputation and well-being. Much of the time, thieves have no personal relation to you -- they only want to get rich quick! Here are some things you should know:...
The Truth Works
Independence Day began on the Fourth of July 1776 when the American colonists declared their independence from England by signing the Declaration of Independence. This fledgling nation also declared its dependence on the Almighty God and knew it would not survive without His help...
Throughout the Bible we can find several accounts in regards to storms that were encountered by God's people. It is strange how quick a storm will move in and disrupt your current path and destination. If it is a quick storm it is just a moment of inconvenience and once it has passed we continue about our daily affairs with no residual effects except for the frustration of being inconvenienced; however, if it is a major storm it carries with it the possibilities and potential to leave havoc and destruction in our paths and we are left to face the challenges of rebuilding and slowly getting back to normal.. ...