Thursday Numbers

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

Welcome to Thursday Numbers and to your weekly dose of knowledge!

In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include CEO pay in Montana, Sprint and Verizon Wireless, unemployment, law enforcement officers, Amtrak, high school diploma, funniest women on Twitter, the Brady poll, Congressional job approval, Laramie Wyoming, Army War College, the Parental Bereavement Act, Christians, sage grouse and much more!

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Cascade County Attorney John Parker: Step Aside

Robynn Dunn is the widow of Cascade County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Dunn, who was killed in the line of duty in August. According to a story in the Great Falls Tribune, she wants someone other than Cascade County Attorney John Parker to prosecute the case.

Parker should honor Robynn Dunn’s request, immediately.

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Why? (Part II)

One week ago after Cascade County (MT) Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Dunn was killed in the line of duty during a high-speed chase, we found out that the suspect, Adam Sanchez Jr., had a very long criminal history.

Last Monday, I asked this question:

After reading about Sanchez’s long criminal history from several different sources, I was left wondering why Sanchez was even free to roam our streets. After reading some on-line comments, it appears I am not the only one wondering.

On Saturday and Sunday the Great Falls Tribune did follow-up stories asking basically the same question. You should read these stories HERE and HERE.

What I discovered from the Tribune’s reporting through these Saturday and Sunday stories is that the Cascade County Attorney’s office and a State District Court Judge basically dropped the ball by allowing Sanchez to be freed.

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or both.

Today I write about funeral processions, the Montana VA, out of state money, vacations, Rewarder.com, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud.

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Thursday Numbers

Can you feel it? It’s here! Welcome to another pretty exciting edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

“Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about a scratch ticket, Deputy Joe Dunn, missing money, journalists, The Simpsons, campaign donations, John Lewis, Jon Tester, Ryan Zinke, Steve Daines, Amanda Curtis, U.S. Navy, unemployment, Hawaii, Ice Bucket Challenge, NFL, breast implants and much more!

Your free dose of knowledge awaits…

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Why?

Last Thursday, Cascade County (MT) Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Dunn was killed in the line of duty during a high-speed chase.

Adam Sanchez Jr. is accused of killing Deputy Dunn. He is in custody, and his bond is set at $2 million dollars according to an article in today’s (Monday) Great Falls Tribune.

After reading about Sanchez’s long criminal history from several different sources, I was left wondering why Sanchez was even free to roam our streets. After reading some on-line comments, it appears I am not the only one wondering.

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The Sunday Message

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

Cascade County (Montana) Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Dunn, age 33, was killed in the line of duty Thursday. He is survived by his wife and two small children, as well as his parents and two siblings. (Obituary)

Dunn was also a veteran of the Marine Corps and he served in Afghanistan.

Please join me in praying for his family, friends, and his fellow deputies during this very difficult time.

If you are so inclined, there is a page set up for people to make donations to help the Dunn family. You can visit the page by clicking HERE.

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