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Army Veterans: 10 Problems Ex-Veterans Face After Military Life

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:30:55 GMT

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Military life is quite different from everyday civilian life. Apart from the obvious dangers that army veterans face in the course of their service, there are several qualities that make military life so dissimilar to civilian life.

These differences are so stark that ex veterans find themselves having to make the necessary adjustments in order to cope with the myriad of changes.

But adjusting to change is fraught with difficulties. In light of this fact, here are ten problems ex-veterans face after service.

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11 Things Only The Truly Poor Would Understand

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 01:30:55 GMT

(image) Society is divided into three broad financial categories. We have the upper class, the middle class and the lower class.

Money is just a tool for the upper class. But for the middle and lower classes, money is air and money is life.  

This disparity in the need for money makes it difficult for the upper class aka rich people to relate with the problems of the lower class aka poor people.

The middle class enjoy a unique seat on the fence. They are never actually rich but they don’t fit into the poor people’s club either. 

They are always at the door of poverty with one foot in and one foot out. This makes it easier for them to relate with the problems of the humble fellows.

So if you find yourself relating with the points I’m about to list out, well you know where you belong.

Now don’t get mad, afterall no condition is permanent. He who stands might fall someday and he that is fallen might rise one day.

By the way, I’m not one to blow my trumpet but I’m just gonna say that I created that quote. Yea the one you just read about he who stands and he that is fallen bla bla bla. So yea, bow before Sage Samuel, lol.

Seriously though, if you can relate to these eleven points then well…hmm

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Feeling Low? Here Is A Method That Holocaust Victims Used To Cope.

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:30:55 GMT

(image) Reality can be a handful sometimes. She does all her best to oppose our fantasies and so most times, she turns out in ways that are contrary to what we want or hope for.

Take for example going through all the rigours of college where you persevere through the bulk of strenuous courses and disagreeable schedules only to come out and find that the job companies aren’t exactly rolling out the red carpets for you to march in and take your place.

It sucks doesn’t it? There’s also the sudden exit of loved ones or the delayed promotion at work. Heavy situations such as these pull our moods down with them.

But just like us, those in the concentration camps during the holocaust also saw the harsh side of reality. She was really mean to them but those of them that survived found a way to cope through this method.[Read More]




Iron Fist (TV Series 2017) Netflix: Who's Laughing Now, Critics?

Sun, 9 Apr 2017 19:30:55 GMT

(image) Iron fist is the fourth in a series of shows that will lead up to Marvel’s well anticipated ‘The Defenders’ miniseries. Considering the show’s illustrious siblings which include; Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, it is not surprising that the Iron Fist had a lot to live up to. It is like the last kid trying to measure up and impress the parents. Did it live up to that? Well, the internet has been bubbling with rampant criticism. Yep, fellows have been yapping about the show’s perceived underwhelming qualities. There are three main points that seem to unite the critics in their head shaking and tongue wagging [Read More]



Last Night Was Five Years Ago-Swing Episode 2

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:30:55 GMT

(image) There’s blood everywhere. It screams out to me from the cocoa yam leaves by the side of the road, from the tires of the black Camry, from the black tar of the highway. But it seems like I’m just getting started. See I’ve still got like six more of them to face. Six more guys that are as tall as goliath holding machine guns that belong in Iraq [Read More]



Crazy Twenty Four Hours-Swing Episode 1

Sat, 8 Apr 2017 16:23:41 GMT

(image) The daylight is still so shy. I can barely make out the leaves beside me. I don’t know their names but they look like bitter leaves, only softer to the touch. My clothes are damp from the dew.

I smell fresh grass and earth. Arrgh, moving hurts, my joints are stiff. But I’ve got to find my way back. I don’t know where I am but I know… I know I am not supposed to be here.

The fact that I am here assures me that something has gone very wrong. I look around; my eyes are searching although the morning light is not helping matters.

See, something of mine is missing, something important. Ah, there it is, my right arm, lying in a tangle of shrubs. With great difficulty, I manage to heave myself up.

Even as I bend down towards the shrubs, I can hear snapping sounds. My joints are fiercely revolting.

It’s almost laughable, you’ll think I am a feeble old bone but in truth I am just barely sixteen, still yet to grow my first beard.  But I persevere and pick up the arm from the thicket where it lies abandoned like an unwanted baby.

It is so stiff and cold and heavy. I wander what my left hand feels when it holds its brother so. I place the dead limb on my shoulder socket just to see how it looks.

To my surprise, it snaps like a clamp and becomes joined to my torso like it was never severed. There is this warm feeling that flows through the arm.

I slowly flex my fingers, intrigued to find the arm fully responsive. If all this is strange to you, then I am pleased to inform you that we are lost in the same forest.

As a matter of fact I cannot remember going to bed tonight because I never did. The last thing I recall doing today was….oh, wow. Okay I think it is best to just narrate the events of my day from the moment I woke up..[Read More]




The Knife- Lorius Midel Episode 1

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:40:42 GMT

(image) I am light complexioned with dark curly hair, full lips and very brown eyes and this made me stand out as people around were more prone to possess a darker skin tone.

At seven, my face was round and I was shorter than my age mates. I always was a daydreamer; in my mind, I had travelled round the world.

I was anything I desired; from being ludicrously wealthy like the merchants that visited our province, to becoming famous like my father. Whatever I desired, my wonderful mind constructed.

 Sometimes, I travelled so far my mother would yell out.

“Get up from that couch Miletus and go and find something useful to do.”

I would reply, “I have nothing to do mother, I am done with all my errands.”

“Then go get your scripts or something and quit lying there staring at the roof like you lack ambition.”[Read More]




Are Tall Guys More Attractive?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:35:20 GMT

(image) I’m 5’9. This is considered just a bit above average height by most people. Let’s face it, being tall starts from the famous six feet.

But it took a long while before my body achieved this insane feat. Gravity and genes fought really hard to keep me around 5’7.

What I’ve got is an unexpected fluke. I’m twenty-one but I love to believe I’m still growing. It’s called positive thinking, deal with it.

Anyway, since I spent so long being a half-man (5’7), this question popped up a couple of times. It just couldn’t be helped. No one wants to be rejected, especially not for such a flimsy reason.

I don’t want to date you because umm, you’re kind of, you know… really short.

Ouch right? The fear of such an occurrence should be enough to make most half-men join a monastery and take an oath of celibacy. [Read More]




Ten Sure Fire Signs You Are Either The Only Child Or The Last Child

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:35:50 GMT

(image) Being the only runt in the pack has a way of labelling you. It imbues you with a certain set of behavioural qualities.

You can call it a mental signature. If you’re an only child or the last kid in the litter then here’s your character in ten points. [Read More]




Want Justin Bieber Fame? How To Get Thousands Facebook Likes For Free

Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:25:20 GMT

(image) Facebook is undeniably the most popular social media site. Arguably everyone uses Facebook or has heard of it except for people who live in Antartica and a couple of Neanderthals who somehow walk among us *winks*.

Since Facebook is a social media site, it is used for all sorts of social activities like connecting with people you care (or do not care) about and a myriad of business activities. 

This vibrant hustle and bustle makes the Facebook Like a very important feature of the site.

The ‘Facebook like’ to some people is a seal of approval or a sign of recognition. To others, it’s just a way to feel close to the beautiful girl that will never reply your private messages. [Read More].