Eric W Bray

Profile Updated: September 18, 2019
Residing In: Philadelphia, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: Deborah Wilson Bray
Homepage: http://drbray.blogspot.com/
Occupation: Active-Retired Physician
Children: Khalid (258), born 1980; Sharif (261), born 1983
Military Service: U.S. Army  
Post secondary school education

Oglethorpe University - B.S. in Biology
U.S. Army Flight School - Commercial Helicopter Pilot License
Temple University Medical School - MD.
Hahnemann Hospital - Internship, Residency, & Chief Resident <> Family Medicine

What's happened since leaving Central

1. Went to college
2. Served in U.S. Army (Vietnam-Helicopter Pilot)
3. Went to Medical School
4. Went into private practice after residency

School Story:

We were sitting in 11th grade history class, David A. Bechtel {who for some reason loved clowning around in that class} walked into the classroom wearing a very large 'Spy vs. Spy' hat and pretending to be smoking a cigarette from a very long cigarette holder. The entire class just broke out in a dozen healthy belly laughs! Of course the history teacher tried his best not to smile, however we all could see that he was losing his self control, before he dismissed David A. Bechtel from this class and telling him to never come back!!

Central's influence in my life

My experiences (both Good & Bad) at Central taught me that if you want anything in life you had to take charge of your own destiny and not just let things happen to you without your own input.

I definitely think the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Experience is a hard teacher... .. . She gives the examination first & she teaches the lesson afterwards!"; is something I learned early in life at Central and tried to avoid having that being the way of "hard knocks" that affected the rest of my life.

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Sep 22, 2019 at 8:16 PM

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019 at 8:41 PM

This is the REASON an AR-15 assault rifle is a "useless" instrument as a hunting weapon. You aren't going to stop a charging 414 pound beast like this with a few 5.56x45mm (.223 Cal) rounds. Those tusks will maim anyone very badly.

Just imagine a 1000 pound moose in 'heat' mistaking you as a rival and charging you with just an AR-15 as your weapon; then you are in trouble!

The military M-16/M-4 and its civilian version, the AR-15, was developed to shoot, wound, and kill human beings!

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Sep 18, 2019 at 8:31 PM

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/referee-who-forced-new-jersey-high-school-wrestler-cut-dreadlocks-n1056021

A BLATANT CASE OF "WHITE PRIVILEGE" AGAINST AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUTH!!

By Erik Ortiz

The referee who made a New Jersey high school wrestler cut his dreadlocks right before a match in order to be allowed to compete — a case that ignited debate over abuse of power and cultural bias — has been suspended from his position for two years, state officials announced Wednesday.

The punishment against Alan Maloney, who officiated the match last December, was reached between the state's Division on Civil Rights and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. In addition to Maloney being suspended for two wrestling seasons, officials and staff involved in high school athletics across New Jersey must participate in implicit bias training.

"Student athletes should be able to compete with each other on a level playing field," New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement. "Racial discrimination in the enforcement of the rules of any sport is inconsistent with the spirit of fair play. The Division on Civil Rights' action today makes it less likely that any student athlete will have to endure discrimination that not only undermines fair competition but also violates our state laws."

The Division on Civil Rights also issued guidance on how racial discrimination can be based on one's hairstyle, which it says occurs when certain physical traits, like hair, are "inextricably intertwined with or closely associated with race." The guidance clarifies that banning or restricting hairstyles that are associated with black people or those with black ancestry, including dreadlocks and twists, may violate New Jersey law.

Officials with the state athletics association said the new rules will help "ensure that a situation like this does not happen in the future."

The state opened its civil rights investigation after the match involving Andrew Johnson, a biracial athlete from Buena Regional High School in Atlantic County, went viral — an incident viewed millions of times and leading to accusations of racism.

Maloney, who is white, had told Johnson that his hair and headgear did not comply with rules, and that if he wanted to compete, he would have to immediately cut his dreadlocks — or forfeit. Johnson agreed to a haircut in the moments just before competing.

Maloney, who was once accused of calling another referee a racial slur during a March 2016 social gathering, was suspended pending the outcome of the state investigation. He could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

In a legal filing in March signaling that he may sue for defamation and "emotional distress," Maloney said he "properly performed his duties as the referee and fairly applied the rules governing a wrestling match."

The initial incident in December was condemned by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Olympic wrestler Jordan Burroughs and film director Ava DuVernay, among others.

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Sep 18, 2019 at 8:50 PM

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019 at 10:12 PM

MICHELLE OBAMA'S BOOK DEAL

She received a $32,500,000.00 advance for signing with the publisher. {More money for an advance than any former 1st Lady in history}

Then she is to get a "royalty" of $4.00 for each book that is sold, which originally sold for $33.00.

So far, the total sales of her book, "Becoming Michelle Obama" has hit the 8,000,000 mark in hardback form; meaning that she has earned $32,000,000.00 from the initial sales of the book.

at a 37% tax bracket that is around:

$32,000,000.00
$11,840,000.00 -
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$20,160,000.00 = profit after taxes just from the sales of the book

The publisher probably made $10.00 per book sold (2½ times what they paid the author) meaning they made at least $80,000,000.00! The rest of the monies probably paid for her advance, ordinary expenses, and the physical printing of the book!

1.) We ALL know that Donald J. Trump DIDN'T get that kind of a royalty for his book "The Art of the Deal" way back in 1987! {probably only around $1.50 per book} So that is why he is so "upset" with the Obamas' book deal(s)!

2.) I am betting you that President Barack Obama's NEW book is released sometime during the year 2020, just in time to bother President Donald J. Trump's ego during the presidential campaign!

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Sep 17, 2019 at 10:07 PM

OBAMAS' NETFLIX DEAL

"President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multiyear agreement to potentially produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docuseries, documentaries, and features,” the streaming service tweeted."

ALL the years that President Trump was on "The Apprentice" he was just an EMPLOYEE, because the show's creator, Mark Burnett {producer of "Survival"}, was smart enough in the "Hollywood" business world to NEVER open the door for Donald J. Trump to become a producer of the show and own a piece of the big money in television circles.

That is why he is so upset with the Obamas' "Netflix" deal, because they are the co-producers and are bound to make the big monies that ALL Hollywood producers eventually fill their coffers with when these shows are broadcast and/or goes into syndication!

He was cut out; what happened to the great 'Art of the Deal' negotiator when he came up against the Hollywood types?

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Sep 12, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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Sep 08, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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Sep 05, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Posted on: Sep 05, 2019 at 11:29 AM

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/climate/trump-light-bulb-rollback.html?fbclid=IwAR2asBzd46iwJ3Se7BrrB2mb1e1jixJVFPtiPygyaUN4iYxam7235kNqIe0

The Trump administration plans to significantly weaken federal rules that would have forced Americans to use much more energy-efficient light bulbs, a move that could contribute to greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

The proposed changes would eliminate requirements that effectively meant that most light bulbs sold in the United States — not only the familiar, pear-shaped ones, but several other styles as well — must be either LEDs or fluorescent to meet new efficiency standards.

Is it all about using inefficient light bulbs so that there will be a need for coal fired power plants to generate the extra power?

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Aug 29, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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Aug 31, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019 at 9:31 PM

OK, enough of all this serious political writings!!

Let's have some fun with an old fashion game that has been around, in various forms, for centuries and I am quite sure that most of the members of our class have tried it at one time or another.

It is the Classic Peg Solitaire or "JUMP-A-PEG" Game!

I remember having one the was set in a big circular metal base and you used marbles instead pegs to fill the holes. I also remember having a miniature one with little plastic pegs and it was a portable travel type game.

Wiegleb's Board (45 holes)

WELL, if you ever come across a physical version of the game or a modern computer version of the game, I am going to "help" you out so you can now impress your family, friends, and colleagues with your ability to solve the puzzle.

Attached to this message are photographs showing a version of the game I had as a youth and a user exactly how to wind up with just one (1) marble or peg in the center slot of the game board.

ENJOY! Now that you have the "secret" to success with this old puzzle!

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Aug 25, 2019 at 4:37 PM

https://www.facebook.com/StandWithMueller/videos/1156085357927815/?t=66

Another Psychiatrist's opinion about the "Mental Health" of the 45th POTUS!

I have seen the 45th POTUS as a case of full blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder (301.81); this mental health professional approaches the patient from the point of view of the 45th POTUS's ability to make ration decisions!

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Aug 24, 2019 at 9:52 PM

https://www.facebook.com/eric.bray.378/posts/2536358983320049?notif_id=1566695139380583¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic

Has anyone seen this GIF on FaceBook? It is REALLY amusing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Aug 24, 2019 at 8:55 PM

Trump doubles down on claim he can order U.S. companies to cut ties with China!

Citing unspecified Congressional action from 1977, Trump again claimed that he can order U.S. companies not to do business with China. (Another Lie?)

What will he do about the manufacture of his brand of neckties?

A GOOD Leader leads by "EXAMPLE"!

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Aug 19, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019 at 3:26 PM

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/12/key-facts-about-race-and-marriage-50-years-after-loving-v-virginia/

The people in this photograph from the mid 1950s probably are mostly deceased in 2019, however they must be tossing & turning 'over' in their graves when their 'spirits' see what has happened to the demography of American Society.

All states experienced an increase in the percentage of interracial and interethnic married-couple households from 2000 to 2012-2016.

…..Two states, Hawaii and Oklahoma, and the District of Columbia increased by 4.34 percentage points or more.

…..Nine states, located mostly in the West and the Mid-Atlantic region, increased by 3.34 to 4.33 percentage points.

…..Seventeen states increased by 2.40 to 3.33 percentage points.

The remaining 22 states increased by less than 2.40 percentage points.
While the percentage of married-couple households that are interracial/interethnic increased overall, this varied by county.

https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2018/07/interracial-marriages.html

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Aug 18, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Posted on: Aug 16, 2019 at 11:05 PM

Here is an 'Oldie but Goodie' song 1st released on September 28, 1976 {43 years ago} that surely may be the solution to the many different (hateful?) attitude(s) that are found throughout America in this era of populist politician(s) that are trying his/their best to have people at each others throats for various reasons!

The album "Songs in the Key of Life" in 2003, it was ranked number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2005, it was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, which deemed it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

In April 2008, the album was voted the "Top Album of All Time" by the Yahoo! Music Playlist Blog, using a formula that combined four parameters – "Album Staying Power Value + Sales Value + Critical Rating Value + Grammy Award Value".

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Aug 26, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Posted on: Aug 16, 2019 at 10:08 AM

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/racial-differences-doctors.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Myths about physical racial differences were used to justify slavery — and are still believed by doctors today.

"Over the centuries, the two most persistent physiological myths — that black people were impervious to pain and had weak lungs that could be strengthened through hard work — wormed their way into scientific consensus, and they remain rooted in modern-day medical education and practice."

That is WHY in reparable "study after study" it is found that African-American patients are ALWAYS given "less" pain medication than Caucasian patients for the exact same aliments.

Another tangible example of "white privilege" were the Caucasian patients receive an adequate amount of pain medication and the African-American patients are made to suffer needlessly.

Never mind that the first line in our Hippocratic Oath is, "FIRST, I will do no harm!"

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Sep 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019 at 5:12 PM

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/slavery-capitalism.html

Digest the scars on the back of this "human being" inflicted upon him by his 'owners' for various reasons {not moving quickly enough to perform a given task, or not show enough respect to his 'owner', or failing to not look his owner in the eye} and then propose to me how he or his descendants are to be compensated for this kind of typical cruelty that was heaped upon the slaves since 1619 to 1863?

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Aug 08, 2019 at 4:43 PM

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6u5u86tb713jw5t/President%20Obama%20sings%20Amazing%20Grace%20%28C-SPAN%29-IN05jVNBs64_mpeg4.mp4?dl=0

Nine (9) citizens are murdered in Dayton, OH and the 45th POTUS brags about how HE was a "rock star" while he was visiting the wounded (the ones doing the suffering) in the hospital.

Nine (9) citizens are murdered in Charleston, SC and the 44th POTUS leads the country in singing "Amazing Grace" at a memorial service to remember their sacrifice.

Can you say 'Compare & Contrast'?

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Aug 07, 2019 at 6:19 PM

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/massive-ice-raids-sweep-680-undocumented-immigrants-across-mississippi-n1040176

ICE raids sweep up 680 undocumented immigrants across Mississippi

The raids hit seven food processing plants in six cities. They're believed to be the biggest single-state, one-day ICE operation in U.S. history.

UNTIL, the corporations {and their middle man "jobbers"} are criminally punished for hiring these undocumented works paying them 'lower' than the going wage and providing those same workers with NO BENEFITS, there will always be an illegal, undocumented immigrant/worker problem in this country.

Does anyone want to bet that those food processing plants administrations DIDN'T KNOW that most of those 680 workers were undocumented illegal immigrants?

These big raids look good on the news stations, but how many of those plants will closed down permanently and how many of them will reopen with more undocumented, illegal workers/immigrants at another location that will be away from the authorities eyes for a couple of more years?

Tip of the iceberg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Aug 09, 2019 at 8:35 PM

Posted on: Aug 07, 2019 at 11:27 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=HODxnUrFX6k

The false flag that started the Vietnam War
There was no torpedo attack in the Gulf of Tonkin

On this day in 1964, Congress passed the “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution” which began massive escalation of the US war and occupation of Viet Nam.

1. The “incident” never happened and at least one of the radar man on duty knew and reported it (“Radar men” were later blamed for the false report.”
2. The Gulf of Tonkin resolution and all the immediate retaliatory actions after the “incident” had to have been planned weeks if not months in advance of August 4th.
3. We were lied into the Vietnam War with a faked incident attributed to North Vietnam – a classic false flag operation.
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson ran and won the presidency on a campaign of “No War in Vietnam.”

Then “something” happened on the night of August 4th in the Gulf of Tonkin (after a previous incident on August 3rd) in international waters off of Vietnam.
Just six days later, the normally slow-moving Congress passed the infamous Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which formed the basis for military action in Vietnam.

It was all based on a deliberate fraud as this former active duty Navy lieutenant explains.
One two US Senators opposed the resolution: Senators Wayne Morse (D-OR) and Ernest Gruening (D-AK).

Senator Gruening objected to “sending our American boys into combat in a war in which we have no business, which is not our war, into which we have been misguidedly drawn, which is steadily being escalated”.

The following video is on result of this FIASCO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J2VwFDV4-g

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Posted: Apr 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM
This is all the data that I have been able to research myself using simple internet searches. Without this genealogy existing I would NOT of been around to even have the privilege to attend CHS! :-)
Posted: Jun 07, 2015 at 2:44 PM
Earliest photograph that I have of myself!
Posted: Jun 13, 2015 at 8:33 AM
I am the only male that made it to CHS; a couple of the females made it to GHS
Posted: Mar 22, 2015 at 7:06 PM
9th Grade Homeroom Classmates
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 at 10:17 AM
June 1965 - 50 Year Old Polaroid of Graduation Ceremony #1
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 at 10:18 AM
June 1965 - 50 Year Old Polaroid of Graduation Ceremony #2
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 at 12:41 PM
June 1965 - Myself, Father (154), and Sister at graduation
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 at 9:53 PM
College Year Book Photograph - Me as my College [Oglethorpe Univ.] Student Newspaper's Photography Editor
Posted: Mar 11, 2015 at 7:14 AM
College Yearbook Photograph - Me as the Chairman of the college's [Oglethorpe University] Photography Committee, which was the combined newspaper and yearbook photography staffs which did all the semi-professional photography for the whole institution.
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 at 12:45 PM
U.S. Army - Primary Helicopter Flight School Class
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Posted: Sep 16, 2016 at 7:01 PM

The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself

This was the Number #1 song on the charts the day of the graduation ceremony - June 17, 1965
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Oglethorpe University Main Buildings

The physical campus of the main buildings of Oglethorpe University as was the case in the late 1960s.

http://www.100digitalcreativity.com/clients/OU/?s=pano21&h=-138.34&v=0.0000&f=90.0000
Posted: May 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Core Curriculum @ Oglethorpe

You can read my personal thoughts on the "core" by downloading the file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10471230/Oglethorpe.pdf
Posted: May 15, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Year in Vietnam

After first going through primary & advanced flight training*, this video is a brief pictorial account of my year in South Vietnam from December 1969 to December 1970 which was served with the 162nd AHC; ......... The music for this video: James Pete Johnson's -- "My Fate Is In Your Hands" - (1944) -- 72236 -- DECCA 23594 from the site -- http://www.jazz-on-line.com/**
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wULbHHjJUjY
**It is not the intent of Jazz On Line to infringe any copyright; we believe the material offered on this website to be public domain. Please notify us via email with evidence you are the copyright holder to any of these recordings or compositions, and we will promptly remove those items.
Posted: Mar 11, 2015 at 7:11 AM

Creating a 3D anaglyph Image with GIMP

I became interested in photography while at CHS, but it really blossomed in college. A video tutorial on how to create a 3D Anaglyph Image using GIMP v 2.8.4 and a single image as your starting point. An article describing the history of the photograph first taken in 1967 is available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/that6dc0h967h11/1967%20Photograph.pdf
Posted: Jun 01, 2015 at 7:18 PM

Sharif Bray

Audio broadcast of my younger son, Sharif (261), scoring 17 straight points in a college basketball game.
Posted: Jan 06, 2019 at 8:10 PM

Granddaughter's Gymnastics

11 y.o. granddaughter Gold Medal performance on the floor exercise.