The Informed Voter
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Apr 23, 2014 - 12:46pm
The Informed Voter

I’m so tired of hearing people complain about the President, I can’t stand it. Not because I’m a huge fan of our currently elected official (I wasn't particularly impressed with his predecessor either), but rather because it obfuscates the responsibility ‘We the People’ have taken in putting that individual in office. I am offended by the abandonment of responsibility within the press corps for reporting facts rather than what we see now which is essentially the formal establishment of propaganda outlets (both left and right). The dogma of journalism has departed from reporting the facts and letting the people make their own decisions to editorializing and creating/improving ratings in a 24x7 news cycle. Where does that leave the voter? How does one make an in…

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GLIMPSE OF ROMAN EMPIRE

Respected readers please fasten your seat belts and throw off your watches, because this time we are going to ride into the era of hourglass. Yes, you are thinking right, today I have arranged for you a tour to Roman Empire and hope you will enjoy each and every aspect of this amazing trip. Bef…

Apr 23, 2014 - 1:27am
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Tanning Salons: the secret to underst…

Obamacare is over 2,000 pages long with roughly 75,000 pages of rules and regulations and more pages of rules still to be written.  In addition, since its passing, there have been 37 delays to the law and a number of executive orders tweaking the law.   Needless to say, it’s a c…

Apr 21, 2014 - 8:08am
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Crazy Fucking Bitch.

“Concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami.” -Judge James Leon Holmes Ladies be wary. There are so many of those. Draw your lines and make them clear. Don't question your inst…

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:44am
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Are UFOs Real?

People have been arguing about whether aliens exist all of my life.  Most people come down on either side of the argument.  I fall on the believer side.When I was young, we had a young pastor join our church.  I may have been around 13 at the time.  This would ha…

Apr 16, 2014 - 8:16am
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Ghosts of Babi Yar

Anti-semitism has reared its ugly face once more in the Ukraine. Donetsk, a city in the eastern section of the country, has become immersed in a World-wide controversy. Jewish worshipers emerging from a synagogue claim they were given leaflets ordering them to register with pro-Russian officials who…

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:32am
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Obama grew up poor and obviously does…

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Obama keeps making the same financial mistakes I would expect a naive young kid to make, and never learns from history.Very recently he announced he'd be extending HARPP home loans to people whose credit history has previously excluded them, because banks don…

Apr 22, 2014 - 8:31pm
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Crimea and The Hypocrisy of the Natio…

The people of Crimea see their nation seized by an opposition they do not support, an opposition filled with right-wing "bandits" that violently tore down their democratically elected president and took hold of parliament. They see a state which is no longer their own a…

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:28am
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Wage Discrimination

I normally prefer to post my own writings, but the article below is so good and so relevant to the discussion of today that I wanted to share it and solicit some discussion from the people here.  In my home state of Pennsylvania, there is one gubernatorial tossing about this bogus 77% statistic…

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:22am
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Why Veterans often fail in Companies

It is upsetting to see excellent veterans fail when working for companies after military service. Many seem to lack a vital understanding, style or approach causing, frequently, highly successful military careers to crash land in the civilian world.This situation desperately needs a solution. The pr…

Apr 19, 2014 - 5:18am
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AGW  (Human-Caused Global Warming)

PrefaceMy article titled Answer to “How Well Can You Reason?”, answered a challenge presented in another of my articles (by the name in quotes) that involved a logical loop. This made every condition depend on every other condition for its satisfaction. There was only a single, logically…

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:09pm
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The '77 Cents on the Dollar' Myth Abo…

The WSJ article below thoroughly debunks the gender pay gap.  And in doing so proves the dirty politicking Democrats are willing to engage in to win elections.  April 8 is "Equal Pay Day," an annual event to raise awareness regarding the so-called gender wage gap. As President O…

Apr 18, 2014 - 12:04pm
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Everybody's Retirement Package

Starting tomorrow, I believe everybody should walk into their place of employment and tell his/her employers that it is decided that the company should immediately give the entire staff a 3% raise. And then, tell the employer that upon retirement, every employee will leave the job with a retirement …

Apr 17, 2014 - 10:29am
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Americans and Disasters...

Let me state up front that this is an opinion piece, not a piece designed to say someone else’s view is any less important than mine…or vice versa. Please read and comment in the spirit in which it is presented. Americans love a good disaster! …at least that must be what the n…

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:38pm
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Harry Reid, A Chinese Green Energy Co…

http://www.libertynews.com/2014/04/harry-reid-a-chinese-green-energy-company-the-blm-and-the-cliven-bundy-ranch-the-story-you-arent-being-told/?Ref_ID=25908Harry Reid like many politicians abuse their power for their own agendas and political gains.  The sad part is that many people who aimless…

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:15pm
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The Next World War

Will America and its allies involve themselves in the next big war? Will they have any choice?Is it going to happen?What are the alternatives?Global warming and its effects (if global warming is real) may not be felt for possibly the next fifty years or so but the threat of a big war in …

Apr 3, 2014 - 5:26pm
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Greed is Good

Gordon Gecko, the charming anti-hero from the movie “Wall Street”, stated the phrase “Greed is Good” at a shareholders’ meeting where he made the argument to the shareholders to preserve their self-interest.  In so doing, he sought to increase shareholder wealth th…

Apr 2, 2014 - 5:19pm
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The state of college sports (fraud/sc…

It is all over the place:http://www.newsmax.com/RonaldKessler.../17/id/359233/http://www.businessweek.com/articles...rs-to-everyonehttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/us...raud.html?_r=0This is my opinion when it comes to ethics and a fix. 

Apr 18, 2014 - 2:30pm
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Drama and Noise

As a parent, School Board member, and adult educator I am intrigued by the "drama and noise" in the public discourse surrounding public education. As we often hear of the US's low standing in the world and comparisons to Finland, China and Japan, I must wonder at the motivations. I recently saw…

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:36pm
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American People...or American Sheeple…

A hundred years ago, when we had no routine air travel, cars were still slow and the interstate highway system non-existent, the ability of citizens to acquire information about candidates and initiatives was limited to newspapers, posters, debates attended in person, and the periodic journal. In th…

Apr 14, 2014 - 5:37pm
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Can Charles Darwin be Trusted?

Historical people, like the rest of us, sometimes contradict themselves and often change their minds over time.  It is generally fair to conclude what scientists say in their older age represents their true lifetime professional opinion, rather than what they might have said when they were youn…

Apr 3, 2014 - 6:31pm
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A La Cartel
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A La Cartel

The business of organised crime has recently found itself faced with a falling market for drugs.  Today only 8% of people admit to taking illegal drugs compared with 11% 15 years ago.  Everyone needs to eat however, and recent hard times have meant that more and more people are keen to fin…

Apr 5, 2014 - 5:24am
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Brendan Eich and the Intolerant Silic…

I’ve been mulling this issue over for some days now and I still have problems coming to grips with it. I’ve been an IT professional for a number of years now and I’ve seen a number of fads and trends pass (and return too), but the resignation of Brendan Eich from Mozilla has me con…

Apr 7, 2014 - 8:07pm
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