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by / on October 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm / in Education, Society, Uncategorized

Hidden Camera Investigation Reveals An Oil Change Scam

Dishonesty in the workplace isn’t always just between co-workers or bosses and employees. An undercover investigation into an Oil Change & Service chain revealed some shocking and quite blatant FRAUD happening right in front of the customers. Customers were lied to, sold products and services they didn’t need, and in most cases NONE of the work was even performed! Watch […]

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by / on December 14, 2014 at 10:57 am / in Culture, Current Events, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Society, Uncategorized, Women's issues

Your Blackness is Not My Blackness So Please Stay in Your Lane

The social media can be both a curse and a blessing. It is a blessing because you have the opportunity to read the viewpoints of millions of people. However, it is also a curse because very often, you are also exposed to the ignorant arrogance of people. Especially when it comes to defining “Blackness” because some Black folks have declared […]

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by / on March 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm / in Art, Book reviews, Culture, Entertainment, Facebook Fan pages, Society, The Pen Prostitute, Uncategorized

Menthol Slim One-Twenty Blues: A Poetry Review on Walter Beck

Walter Beck’s poetry is not for the weak spined, new age generation who look for light at the end of every dark tunnel and believes that fairness can be doled out through the power of positive thinking. But they should read it, even if it’s force fed down their throats between their helpings of Wiccan poetry and spiritual healing books, […]

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by / on March 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Media, News, Politics, Uncategorized

Privatized Elections Trump Democracy

More and more, multi-millionaires and billionaires are hiding behind patriotic-sounding organizations that do their bidding – many paying no taxes – to marshal mercenary companies who in turn outsource to professional snoops and trackers secretly collecting data, and hiring production companies which produce attack ads against political opponents. With Citizens United campaign funding, political parties are becoming an afterthought. In […]

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by / on January 17, 2014 at 9:08 am / in Editorials, Government, Politics, Uncategorized

Middle East Peace, not War

A Senate bill sponsored by Senator Robert Menendez, NJ, would impose tougher sanctions on Iran, despite dire warnings from the White House, Iranian leaders, ten Democratic committee chairs and a host of liberal groups. It would sink a delicate nuclear agreement already in place, an agreement that prompted Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for some relief from […]

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by / on December 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm / in Editorials, Education, Politics, Religion, Spirituality, Uncategorized

Dope vs Pope?

Whom will you follow? Whom will you listen to — the red-cheeked fat man on the left or the kindly-looking ascetic wearing the pope hat on the right? Since his choosing in March of this year, Pope Francis has become somewhat of a spiritual rock star, charming Catholics and non-Catholics alike – many of them, anyway — with his statements […]

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by / on December 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm / in Current Events, Editorials, Education, Government, Uncategorized

Unemployment, Low Wages, Ponzi Scheme & Crash?

Congress – as now constituted – will not serve us. We have ample evidence that all GOP allegiance is to the rich, certainly not the people. Furthermore, too many Democrats tend to serve Wall Street, let’s say are not aggressive about our basic need of jobs, a fair share of national income, and freedom from corporate fraud. The old fraud […]

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by / on November 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Education, Government, Uncategorized

New Word for Republicans

We need a new word to describe most Republicans, one to fit a behavior that harms the most vulnerable Americans. Words already in the dictionary don’t exactly fit, so I came up with a new one. It is misGOPpath. And to follow proper form, it becomes misgoppath. I have discarded misanthrope because it defines someone who hates people or dislikes […]

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by / on November 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized

Grand Old Tea Party

Reactionaries are extremely conservative, especially opposed to social change, wanting to keep or return to past cultural values. Definitions always seem cut and dried, not allowing for nuance, but this definition perhaps lets us understand what is driven by the Grand Old Tea Party (GOTP, formerly less aptly called the GOP). Ted Cruz, starkly reminiscent of the McCarthy era, perhaps […]

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by / on October 22, 2013 at 8:06 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Politics, Uncategorized

Now It’s Wile E. Coyote (Paul Ryan) & Roadrunner (Patty Murray)

Americans, don’t misguide your anger about the shutdown and the near default, which permanently lost us some $24 billion in economic output, according to Standard and Poor (S&P). Apply reason to the issue so that you can correct the menacing forces that cause all our problems – there can be no doubt it is specifically the Tea Party caucus and […]

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