Curtis M. Hendel

On This Veteran's Day

On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918 the world marked the end of World War I.  The war had lasted four years, three months, and two weeks.  The world had never seen destruction on this scale, with individual battles costing over a million lives and the total casualties topping 38 million combatants.  Surely such a high price would lead to a great world peace.  Leaders at the time could never believe that a war could ever be any worse.  This was the War to End All Wars.

Frank Luntz Concerned with Election Year Mood

Frank Luntz is a pollster that is highly regarded in his profession.  He uses unique methods to read what the mood of potential voters is and why they feel the way they feel.  He has a very strong ability to get to the pulse of the American people.

To Protect And Serve, With Their Backs To The Wall

On the morning of November 2nd, 2016 I awoke to the news; two police officers in Des Moines Iowa were killed by gunfire while sitting in their police cars.  Two Peace Officers, civil servants, assassinated.  Check that, two more police officers had been assassinated.

An Enemy Within?

Election 2016.  What can be said for this year’s election cycle?  I guess there is not much that can be said to describe where this has taken our great country.  Out of over 300 million people, we put up Donald and Hillary.  Where this has gone was almost too easy to see.  Mr. Trump has some solid ideas and, I believe, he would put very good people around him and would have a gambling man’s shot at righting this ship.  But he comes with ego and baggage from a long and successful career.  Just not the prettiest baggage in the world.  Hillary, well, she is just a plain liar, bent on power, taking money for favors and covering her incompetency with the phrase, “This is all lies”.  What a mess.

Secretary of Defense Using Smoke and Mirrors for Election?

The headline read, “Defense Secretary orders Pentagon to stop seeking repayment of California National Guard bonuses”.  So everything is peachy, right?

California Guard Exhibits Bureaucracy at its Worst

After the War on Terror began in late 2001 there wasn’t much talk of manpower shortages until after the Invasion of Iraq in 2003.  Suddenly we were at war in two countries and neither was looking to be over with soon.  As the insurgency in Iraq ramped up it was obvious that the National Guard was going to play a large role in this operation.

Pennsylvania School shows the sad state of our educational system by attacking WWII Veterans

It all started not that long ago and my initial impression was that it would be short lived.  I would have never dreamt that it would grow legs and spread like some new virus, infecting all it touched with a disgusting ability to show one’s true ignorance.  But after the first few weeks this virus started to mutate, and instead of dying on the vine, it grew.  It garnered support from its hosts, pushing them deeper into this black hole of narcissism and false activism.

Terror Once Again Came to America

On September 17th terror once again came to America.  This time it was smaller in scale and only left one of the attackers dead.  There were injuries and property damage, but no innocents were killed.  The attack that occurred in St. Cloud, Minnesota was simple.  A Somali American attacked people in the mall there with a knife, asking some if they were Muslim and praising Allah.  He was killed; nine were injured, but was this still an important incident?

A Veteran's Take - The Unprofessional Professionals

In the last several years we have watched problems brew in our great country that I struggle to make sense of.  Race relations are sinking very fast, and law enforcement officers have been deluged with false stories and facts almost every time they are faced with life and death situations.  Above and beyond so many other issues comes a new one….