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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Good morning Col Burroughs and Posse. It's MLK day which is dedicated to service Any plans?
Thinking independently, something that MLK did and we see a lot less of right now which is part of the reason we sit in two divided camps. The goal is to be the independent thinker; the one who comes up with new solutions that can be embraced by both sides.
I've worked with families who thought that there was no way to find common ground. I asked them to take each other's position on the topic they were arguing about and they found a solution that neither side had even considered before. We can find solutions what work but we have to put aside groupthink to get there.





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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Lt Col Charlie Brown Good morning ma'am, you're very welcome.
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SPC Michael Terrell
SPC Michael Terrell
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I remember that night. I was in the tenth grade, and in Junior Achievement. Our group was out selling our product, door to door. Some idiot opened his door, and the news was on. He was laughing and bragging, ''Someone finally shot that #$%^!" I thought, "What kind of an ass celebrates a murder?"
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Maj Marty Hogan
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All great insights to todays theme Lt Col Charlie Brown - good morning. No specific plans today- I do have a Board meeting for a local Freedom Park and doing research for Thunder on the Missouri- our local version of Rolling Thunder. I have been appointed Ride Captain this year.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I hope you are able to reason well with logic and that you think rationally. By God’s grace HE transforms the mind of each of us to help us think independently the worldly. I pray that you submit your plans to the LORD regularly and trust HIS response. ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. [Romans 12:2 ESV]. my sister-in-Christ Lt Col Charlie Brown.

I thank YOU LORD for the blessing of eternal salvation. I pray that each one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters are grateful to YOU for justifying each of us and having a personal relationship with us. You healed each of us from the judgement for sin. ‘Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.’ [Isaiah 1:18-19 ESV]
I pray LORD that YOU empower each one of us to search the scriptures as YOU Holy Spirit store the WORD in our soul. ‘Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true.’ [Acts 17:11ESV]
I pray LORD that each one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads this prayer realizes that YOU need to be first in our lives. After all YOU loved us first. YOU are rightfully a jealous God, jealous for us not against us. ‘'Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.'. [Matthew 10:34-38 ESV]
I lift parents, teachers and administrators of schools to YOU LORD. I pray that YOU bless each with wisdom and enable them to understand reasoning, mathematics and logic. I pray that parents help their children to think rationally and apply logic to develop answers and solutions based on sound reasoning. ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’ [Proverbs 7:8 ESV]
I pray that most private and many school districts are focused on teaching students how to approach problems & questions and develop solutions & answers on their own. Hopefully parents whose children are at home are teaching their children how to reason well. I pray that logic and reasoning are being taught to young children and they are able to understand and apply what they learned. ‘Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.’ [Philippians 4:8-9 ESV]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Monday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Tuesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
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Thank you for the daily motivational Sir. Independent we must be in thoughts and actions brother Mikel. Enjoy your day. Stay safe and vigilant my friend!
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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SSG Michael Noll - Awesome brother - have a great evening...

“Be independent and think for yourself. Don’t be swayed by others or influenced to think differently by the media or most popular narrative, be an independent thinker and work through your issues, because you’ll make the right decisions. It never hurts to ask for advice, but in the end, you have to decide on your own. May you always be thinking independently with a positive attitude and wisdom; may your mind, body, and soul be opened to grace, goodness, peace, forgiveness, and a continued bountiful life of purpose; and keep your family safe, secure, happy, and healthy. Don’t follow public opinion, think independently, never blindly believe, and never blindly follow. Be you!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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SSG Michael Noll
SSG Michael Noll
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs - Well stated brother Mikel! Thank you!
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I hope you are able to reason well with logic and that you think rationally. By God’s grace HE transforms the mind of each of us to help us think independently the worldly. I pray that you submit your plans to the LORD regularly and trust HIS response. ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. [Romans 12:2 ESV]. my brother-in-Christ SSG Michael Noll.

I thank YOU LORD for the blessing of eternal salvation. I pray that each one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters are grateful to YOU for justifying each of us and having a personal relationship with us. You healed each of us from the judgement for sin. ‘Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.’ [Isaiah 1:18-19 ESV]
I pray LORD that YOU empower each one of us to search the scriptures as YOU Holy Spirit store the WORD in our soul. ‘Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true.’ [Acts 17:11ESV]
I pray LORD that each one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads this prayer realizes that YOU need to be first in our lives. After all YOU loved us first. YOU are rightfully a jealous God, jealous for us not against us. ‘'Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.'. [Matthew 10:34-38 ESV]
I lift parents, teachers and administrators of schools to YOU LORD. I pray that YOU bless each with wisdom and enable them to understand reasoning, mathematics and logic. I pray that parents help their children to think rationally and apply logic to develop answers and solutions based on sound reasoning. ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’ [Proverbs 7:8 ESV]
I pray that most private and many school districts are focused on teaching students how to approach problems & questions and develop solutions & answers on their own. Hopefully parents whose children are at home are teaching their children how to reason well. I pray that logic and reasoning are being taught to young children and they are able to understand and apply what they learned. ‘Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.’ [Philippians 4:8-9 ESV]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Monday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Tuesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
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SSG Michael Noll
SSG Michael Noll
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LTC Stephen F. - Amen brother Stephen.
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“Thinking Independently Day!” Why Not? Good Monday morning Burroughs Posse Leader... Up very late last night, slept in, more to come...

"Independent thinking has to do with self. What this means is, that relative to anything in life, including politics, one soaks in everything, but let's his or her mind sort out the chaff and then makes decisions on the wheat." - Kerry F. Harkins January 18, 2021


!) "When a man becomes a conformist, he is sacrificing the richness of independent thinking." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

2) "The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks." - Christopher Hitchens

3) "The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgment should always be placed foremost, not the acquisition of special knowledge." - Albert Einstein

4) "Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work." - Adrienne Rich

In life, always remember that...

“High self-esteem and high confidence are positive ingredients for leaders that are successful and demonstrate independent thinking!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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GySgt Thomas Vick
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Very true Sgt. Harkins
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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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GySgt Thomas Vick - Thank you, Thomas...
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Sgt (Join to see) - Great personal quote and thanks for all the additional shares brother... Hope you're having a great evening - see you in a few Kerry...

“Be independent and think for yourself. Don’t be swayed by others or influenced to think differently by the media or most popular narrative, be an independent thinker and work through your issues, because you’ll make the right decisions. It never hurts to ask for advice, but in the end, you have to decide on your own. May you always be thinking independently with a positive attitude and wisdom; may your mind, body, and soul be opened to grace, goodness, peace, forgiveness, and a continued bountiful life of purpose; and keep your family safe, secure, happy, and healthy. Don’t follow public opinion, think independently, never blindly believe, and never blindly follow. Be you!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I hope you are able to reason well with logic and that you think rationally. By God’s grace HE transforms the mind of each of us to help us think independently the worldly. I pray that you submit your plans to the LORD regularly and trust HIS response. ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. [Romans 12:2 ESV]. my brother-in-Christ Sgt (Join to see).

I thank YOU LORD for the blessing of eternal salvation. I pray that each one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters are grateful to YOU for justifying each of us and having a personal relationship with us. You healed each of us from the judgement for sin. ‘Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.’ [Isaiah 1:18-19 ESV]
I pray LORD that YOU empower each one of us to search the scriptures as YOU Holy Spirit store the WORD in our soul. ‘Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true.’ [Acts 17:11ESV]
I pray LORD that each one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads this prayer realizes that YOU need to be first in our lives. After all YOU loved us first. YOU are rightfully a jealous God, jealous for us not against us. ‘'Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.'. [Matthew 10:34-38 ESV]
I lift parents, teachers and administrators of schools to YOU LORD. I pray that YOU bless each with wisdom and enable them to understand reasoning, mathematics and logic. I pray that parents help their children to think rationally and apply logic to develop answers and solutions based on sound reasoning. ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’ [Proverbs 7:8 ESV]
I pray that most private and many school districts are focused on teaching students how to approach problems & questions and develop solutions & answers on their own. Hopefully parents whose children are at home are teaching their children how to reason well. I pray that logic and reasoning are being taught to young children and they are able to understand and apply what they learned. ‘Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.’ [Philippians 4:8-9 ESV]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Monday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Tuesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
Perfect Wisdom of Our God (Official Lyric Video) - Keith & Kristyn Getty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSnzYnOe6kI
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