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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:17:47 -0600

 



Republicans Plan to End Medicare Immediately

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:36:47 -0600

As soon as Donald Trump is inaugurated, Speaker Paul Ryan will offer legislation to get rid of Medicare, and most likely, Republican legislators will vote for this bill. This means Medicare will be "privatized." The Medicare program will be ended and given to private insurance companies and millions of the elderly will lose their savings and their homes.



Make America Great Again

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:32:40 -0600

With President-Elect Donald Trump's shocking win and the ever increasing voice of white supremacy groups, comes an onslaught of racist comments which has gotten several Americans to stop and think. Does the slogan 'Make America Great Again' entail an ethnic cleansing of the region?



Adult Genetic Screening, Testing, and Intervention: What Are the Consequences?

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:45:45 -0600

A longstanding concern about genetic screening and testing is that people at increased risk for a serious condition could face discrimination, which prompted passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) in 2008. Lawmakers have designed GINA to prevent discrimination from health insurers and employers. There is a question of whether it can be enforced 100 percent of the time.



The Many Benefits of Citizen Journalism

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:39:49 -0600

Citizen journalism is all about people collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information especially on the social media. This is not my definition, but that of Wikipedia. As we all know, our world is now a global village.



Some Flying Tips and Facts You May Not Be Familiar With

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:31:46 -0500

Budget Traveling Costs In the past, all airlines served food regardless of the price of your ticket. Gone are those days. The saying "you get what you pay for" applies to budget travel.



Learning More About the Terror Watch List

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:30:08 -0500

What a terrorist watch list is The terrorist watch list is officially named the Terrorism Screening Database, which is run by the Terrorist Screening Center of the FBI. This database is the central repository of suspected, as well as known domestic and international terrorists of the country. It consists of the names of alleged international terrorists given by the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment that the National Counterterrorism Center maintains with regard to the US intelligence community, as well as security agencies with information about terrorists.



New Data On Corporal Punishment - Viable Option For Solving Child Misbehavior?

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:56:27 -0500

Contrary to popular belief the majority of western parents approve and promote hitting children as a well-accepted method to correct unacceptable child behavior. The majority of Americans promote and condone physical punishment in the home in all 50-states, and 19 states condone and promote physical punishment in school. 42 countries ban corporal punishment in the home and school. What do these 42 countries know that Americans are turning a blind eye?



Denying Racism Is the New Racism

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:01:42 -0500

Have you ever wondered why it's difficult for most white people in the United States to affirm that racism exists? Well, it's because the white community is seldom on the receiving end of racist activities and as such, they never get to experience it first hand.



White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:09:33 -0500

White rage: the unspoken truth of our racial divide indicates every time African Americans try to make advances towards complete contribution in democracy.



White People Often Disguise Their Racism

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:09:31 -0500

If we observe and focus on various incidents which had taken place during the dark days of slavery and even after that time period, it has been proven, on several occasions that many white people have racial issues which makes them want to stand apart instead of mixing around with black people. Apparently although the situation seems different in the present with the increasing number of interracial relationships, the bitterness within the white people still exist to some extent.



Concussion and Language Change

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:00:26 -0500

The story of Reuben Nsemoh, the teenager in Georgia, USA, who received a blow on the head and woke up speaking Spanish, reminded me of a similar, though less severe, trauma that I experienced in the mid-1970s in Ghana, West Africa. Reuben was playing football and as a goalkeeper he was kicked on the head as he dived for the ball. My own experience occurred while horse riding, when my mount slipped on dry grass while rounding a tight right turn at a canter, and fell, pitching me onto the left side of my head. Reuben woke up speaking Spanish, and I was reported to have spoken only the local African language, Twi, through hours during which I suffered complete memory loss.



The Victorian Workhouse [Part One]

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:18:25 -0500

Life in the Victorian Workhouse. How inmates lived, worked and died.



Racism in the Workplace

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:42:41 -0500

Racism or racial discrimination at the workplace can be observed when the company's behavior is altered based on race or ethnicity. It is thus experienced or witnessed by employees in different forms such as harassment, indirect and direct discrimination or victimization.



Presidential Villa and the Strange Curses (1)

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:18:51 -0500

First of all, to try to understand what is happening there, you must ask these questions: what is the foundation of the place? Who built the structures? What kind of sacrifice was made and still being made at the place? Who are those that visit or work in the place? And who are the opponents, forces against the occupant of the seat?? When you put all these answers together then, you will come to the conclusion that is normal for the place to be having a high-level spiritual conflagration that with be emitting those terrible curses these men have enumerated. Or how do you think the devils will be gathering and there won't be such demonic emissions? Is it possible! The place is spiritually 'overheated' and there must be toxics, releases and reactions. These write-ups reminded me of my contribution ''Nigeria: Rumbling in the Spirit' in 2010, about the plans to poison then President. The action and reactions of this was also well capture in my book Power of Midnight Prayer (Pages 162-170, amazon.com, 2012). There is truly constant spiritual, diabolical plans against those in authority and where they seat.



The Media: Does The Mainstream Media Use Repetition To Control People?

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:04:24 -0500

In the past, one would have watched TV, listened to the radio or read a paper if they wanted to find out what was taking place in the world. Nowadays, this is no longer necessary, and this is because they can simply go online.



Has Derren Brown Turned Evangelical or Was It Just a Theatrical Stunt?

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:34:34 -0500

The recent Derren Brown show on TV has made me wonder if there was a hidden agenda. It was more like a Billy Graham meeting by the time it ended. A bizarre mixture of mind reading glass crunching and healing. It was entertaining as always and it certainly appeared to help many members of the audience cure their aches and pains, but it was certainly different. No doubt if you missed it it will be available on "catch up".



Sitting Out The Anthem Isn't Unpatriotic

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:28:04 -0500

Standing for the American national anthem used to be as automatic as breathing. That's changing now because of the stance initially taken by San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick.



How, in These Times, Can Social Justice Ever Prevail?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:14:34 -0500

While it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate the sense of faith in the current social justice upheaval, faith is the only common denominator that liberates us from the current social injustice that we are seeing, daily, on our television screens and sometimes in our very own streets. Why are we in this situation?



Help Stop Racial Profiling and Move America Forward Together

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:26:52 -0500

There are very many cases of racial profiling in this current era. However, not every individual is precise on the meaning of this highly sensitive term.



The Importance of Law Enforcement in Our Society

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:14:15 -0500

Without proper law enforcement, the rule of the law would mean nothing. There would be no one to protect you from harm and violence.



Something Is Fishy With All These Stupid Little Terrorist Attacks

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:07:35 -0500

In 2016 there were some wannabe terrorist style attacks - your basic YouTube instructional "Pressure Cooker Bomb" copy-cat inspired Islamic Jihadi nonsense. Turns out, the wannabe terrorist ended up dying in a gun-fight with police, family members fled to Afghanistan just a few days before - convenient. Still, all-in-all the NYC bombings were mere mischief with bad intent, hardly worthy of the 24/7 cable news coverage - almost as if a 'purposeful event' to distract us from something else. Like what you ask?



Lori's Heart

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:22:24 -0500

It's coming up on the first anniversary of Lori's passing. I'll never forget the last time I saw her, two years ago, and what she did before hundreds of onlookers...



Finding Peace and Our Purpose in Life

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:18:48 -0500

What has happened to the world today, wars consume and destroy large sections of our planet, whilst in the west we hurry and scurry, no time for cooking nutritious food and time to eat it. People are getting more and more stressed, working to buy more labour-saving devices! The internet is creating cyber bullying, children worry about exams, farmers worry about their livestock and livelihood, others just worry. Too many are overwhelmed and committing suicide. It seems we have all forgotten how to love and care about the well-being of others. How can we reverse this trend?



What You Don't Know About Dog Bites Might Come Back to Bite You

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:00:43 -0500

Dog bite attacks number over one-third of all claims filed each year by homeowners. Since there are no nationwide laws for dog bite attacks, it sometimes leads to a lot of confusion as there may be a lot of conflicting parts to an ordinance for dog bite attacks that has to be proven.



When the Media Hires Storytellers

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:10:59 -0500

The article tells about how the media is sharing crap news Day-to-day only because of increasing pressure from its competitors. It further explores the reason behind the former.



Touching the Sky: How High-Rise Elevators Reach the Top

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:41:46 -0500

Elevators enable cities to reach greater heights. Today, you can reach over 100 floors in less than a minute.



The Left Insists That Anyone Who Does Not Agree Must Be A Racist

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:35:57 -0500

News Flash: Just because someone disagrees with your faulty logic, failed programs or socialist agenda, doesn't make them a racist. The reality is that much of the left's name-calling is in complete hypocrisy. You see, under the Democrat leadership under Barack Obama, the former community protest organizer and now president, has set race-relations back generations due to race-baiting and purporting victimhood for anyone other than white. That may help get votes but it does a terrible disservice to a nation which is supposed to be all-inclusive and was on its way to finally realizing that strategic goal. America does not need more of the same from these current trends of divisiveness, nor does the name-calling foster a positive future towards our goals - America needs a change, not a continuation of a political dynasty, intent on the ultimate power and going global.



As Autumn Winds Blow

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:51:04 -0500

Seasons come and go but it is always at this time of year when the sun sets a little earlier those gentle summer breezes always fade away. As Autumn winds replace that summer breeze there is always a sadness that overcomes the soul. I have always noticed that at this time of year memories of past summers have always brought me to tears.



American Freedoms In The Hands Of Buffoons

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:31:12 -0500

Pictures of people stomping on the American flag and athletes sitting out the national anthem have been an increasingly frequent part of news reports lately. Many of us are unhappy with this. Here I tell you why I am not happy and never will be with such acts of protest. Yes, it's a free country, but why use your freedom to be stupid so freely?



My Heart Will Go On And On

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:12:09 -0500

After a day of giving psychic and mediumistic readings, it's nice to relax with an avocado smoothie (great for the heart), and a Nora Roberts novel. My friend Rochelle's face popped into my mind...



Are Terrorists Using Arson to Attack Us?

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:28:23 -0500

Who is causing these terrible fires in California (Summer of 2016)? Occam's Razor would suggest it is mentally problematic arsonists and a string of copy cats with the same 'love of fire' or need to project themselves and cause harm to all of us. Nevertheless, what if it were an act of terrorism? After all, these terrible wildfires do indeed terrorize us all. Each time we turn on the TV set and see people evacuating in fear from their homes, wondering if they will still be there when they return - it makes us all think about our own vulnerabilities. What if, international terrorists were starting these fires?



Why I Purposefully Lied To A CNN Pollster Who Asked About My Voting Preferences

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:27:36 -0500

Well, what do you know? I finally got a chance to get back at the leftist media today during this final home stretch to the 2016 Presidential Election. You see, I know that CNN has been lying and manipulating our society to the leftist agenda for years. So when they ask me who I would vote for, I just acted like a brain-dead CNN left-leaning viewer mirror and repeated back to them the same sort of rhetoric they air on Cable TV. I told them that I thought Hillary was qualified, but I didn't say for what - my thinking was to go to prison.



Tell Your Stories

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:05:25 -0500

The only one thing more important than knowing who we are: Being aware of where we came from. I realized that recently, when I was giving messages from spirit as part of the holiday service at our Spiritualist church. As I said a quick, silent prayer for guidance, I felt the presence of a grandmotherly energy who wanted to speak.



Americans Should Be Allowed To Have Guns To Protect Themselves - But Why?

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 06:45:59 -0500

Not long ago, there were a string of home burglaries near me, just down the street in fact. On one occasion, the police were called, they caught one of the burglars cuffed and stuffed him in the car, then started looking for the next two who were also reported in cahoots. A neighbor had called and the police responded quickly, but the home backed up to the golf course so of course, the suspects fled making it hard to catch them. Turns out the burglar they caught broke out of the police car and took off running too, thus, they had no suspects - so much for good police procedures.



Whose Reality Is This?

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:13:14 -0500

There are hundreds of reality television shows on today and it seems like everyone is tuning in to watch. Ordinary people, just like you and me, are elevated to celebrity status. The secret thrill of thinking next time, this could be me.



A Mission To Quench The Thirst Of Telangana

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:32:12 -0500

The Mission Bhagiratha's objective is to provide 100 liters of clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 liters per person in urban households. This project aims to provide water to about 25000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations.



Jurors or a Panel of Experts?

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:35:22 -0500

This article is regarding the jury duty service, a duty that currently no other country, except for the US and the UK, poses to its citizens. Other countries saw the need to abolish it (or they never had it) partly because of the unreasonable burden jury duty poses on jurors.



England, 2016: Thirty-Year Reunion, College of Medicine, Class of 1986, Ibadan, Nigeria

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:40:38 -0500

The gathering took place on Friday, July 29th through Saturday, July 30th, 2016, at De Vere Venues, Staverton Park, Staverton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. Days before the event, a final list of who would attend was sent out. Everyone wanted to look their best coming into the reunion to impress their colleagues, many of whom they had not seen for thirty years, since medical school graduation.



When Disaster Strikes, Not Everyone Is Surprised - Message to Humans Doomed to Repeat

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:32:44 -0500

Message to Humans Doomed to Repeat, don't be so duped by politicians, or leadership who says; "no one saw this coming" after a terrible disaster, usually they are just covering up bad judgement and inept decision making - often conclusions which came out of a bureaucratic group think committee. No one wants to own up to their disregard for Murphy's Law, Physics, Probability, or those who recommended against it. Our think tank over the years, has studied disasters of all types, natural and man-made, most of the deaths were preventable and most of the real problems were predicted and forewarned. Let's talk.



Think Tanks Only Work When People Are Allowed To Think and Have Credible Things to Say

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 06:51:51 -0500

There are lots of Think Tanks in the World, some say too many, others say not enough - those who say too many can't keep track of them all or they are policy planners and don't like dissenting opinions. Those who say there aren't enough realize that the world has so many problems there is just too much work to do and not enough people deployed to do them. Then there are people like me who note that there are too many politically motivated thinking groups who have agendas and use their influence to grease the skids for their dictatorial policy direction. Yes, let's talk shall we?



Superdelegates Of The Big Socialist Government Party - The Democrats Of America

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:02:07 -0500

Just how bad is it for Bernie Sanders' supporters? Well, in this historic election, both sides saying it's most likely the most important election of our time, it seems the Democrat Party claims to want to do the right thing. No, not right now - rather, next time. Yes, how convenient indeed. Does that sound fair to you after all this email scandal and censoring of the Bernie Sanders' supporters? It sure doesn't seem right to me, and mind you, I am not a Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders voter, but I know a bad deal when I see one and I can see someone is getting the shaft for political expediency of crushing one opponent for another. Let me explain.



Where to Get Trending and Viral Stories or Facts on the Internet?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:30:50 -0500

How do you react when you read something really interesting? It happens when you scroll social media accounts and get to know something really amazing. You instantly get a thought, from where they collect such facts? Why do you find it hard to get such interesting news? Well, the answer lies in the fact that the person sharing such posts know the right sources to get trending or viral stuff.



The Mob Justice Mentality

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:05:07 -0500

How does mob justice happen? You may question yourself. You are in a busy street going about your daily activity. You hear a shrilly sound from most probably a lady and a heavy commotion follows shortly. There is tension in the air. You turn back to see what is happening only to find a group of three or more roughing up a young man. Your curiosity makes you to get closer to witness the scene. By the time you arrive the number of people have increased, the young man is already drowning into his pool of blood and the people around him are using any available objects to hit him. You come across a young lady and panic is written all over her face and she can't force back her tears. The atmosphere forces you to ask her what is going on. She struggles to speak but after gaining composure she tells you that the young man being beaten thoroughly had tried to snatch her mobile phone and after screaming people came from nowhere and cornered the man who was trying to run for his life.



Indian Dreams of Digital India Is Now Possible

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:19:38 -0500

Digital India aims at making India 'digitally empowered in the field of technology.' Launched by the current prime minister on 2nd July, 2015, the first step in this program includes plans to connect countrified areas with high-speed internet networks. The 3 core components of this initiative are: instauration of digital infrastructure, deporting services digitally and digital literacy.



The Brighter Side of Slum Life

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:54:47 -0500

I appreciate most of the Government's efforts to upgrade the slums into modern houses but as long as the slums do exist in this modern world, we should understand that a lot of positive energy always goes on in these areas. Ambition, hard work, resilience, patience and sheer determination can be best illustrated when you visit any slum across the world.



Full Court Press - The Media Mess

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:38:55 -0500

Journalists are expected to honor a creed that has long been recognized by their industry and respected by Americans. They are charged with the responsibility of accurately and concisely presenting the facts of affairs both foreign and domestic to their citizens. There was an understanding that they stood as the guards at the gates of our freedom by virtue of their accuracy and lack of bias in their presentation. So long as they honored this duty Americans were able to make clear choices about events that affect their future, safety and security. They earned the respect that was afforded to them through their integrity. Something has happened; the effects of this present dangerous consequences to the very fabric of the American people.



Cultivating Genuine Freedom in a Global Culture of Fear

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:16:22 -0500

We exist in a culture of fear, particularly if you invest your time in the News Press, spend any significant time on social media, or have a life that takes you into the community. We can't escape it. So how do we cultivate freedom to oppose this culture of fear?



Managing the Dreaded Traffic Situations in Large Cities

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:31:29 -0500

Heavy traffic is one of the most frustrating situations of city life. The traffic goes from bumper to the next and continues to clog roads and causes pollution. Regardless of where you live, traffic situations are turning into a nightmare of sorts.



Unmasking the African Abstentions

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:16:45 -0500

Irked by the violence especially silent deaths against the LGBT community around the world, the United Nations Human Rights Council decided to appoint an independent watchdog to focus on the investigations of violence against people strictly on grounds of sexual orientation. The tenure of this investigator is for three years. No African country voted in favour of this appointment with them either voting against it or abstaining totally.



The Need to Save a Life

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:03:09 -0500

The most fundamental of all human rights is the Right to Life. It is the most inalienable as it is enshrined in the constitutions of most countries around the world. However a critical look at most constitutional draftings shows an omission of sexual minorities.



Who Is a Real Easy Target?

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:19:22 -0500

I have a friend named Chris who is a registered sex offender. This is his story. With lots of housing searches and negative responses from potential landlords and in many cases without any response at all, Chris found a room in a roach infested shared apartment.



Books - Our Lifelong Guides

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:13:37 -0500

Have you ever thought how important books can be to build analytical thinking and high moral character? Let's check out the article to know more.



Nairobi Street Families and Their Love For Glue

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:03:22 -0500

Glue is the only source of hope for the Nairobi Street Families. It's readily available. They sniff it first thing in the morning. They can't stomach their feelings of hopelessness and their slimmer chances of making it into another day. They want to go about their daily activities without clear sense of mind.



Skill Development Initiatives in India for Unskilled Youth

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:10:10 -0500

Skill Development Initiatives in India are directed at training the unskilled youth of our country to get their due while employed. Programmes like National Skill Development Mission, the Skill Loan Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship are significant efforts made in this area.



Why Nigerians Need a Female President

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:16:54 -0500

Nigerians should start to think of having a female president for our country in the nearest future. This is because from all indices, which are available to the public, it seems our male leaders have failed the country. Nigeria, with an estimated population of 180million people, spread across 35 states and Abuja and 774 local government areas, is a big attraction to local and foreign investors.



Crystal Blue Persuasion - When the Law Walks

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:41:10 -0500

'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... ' Inalienable rights of the American citizen detuned in the Declaration of Independence. Entrenched it is in the memory of impossible dreams that became a reality as a fledging, cold and ill equipped army stood with God and faced the most powerful military force on the planet, and won. It was the humble beginning of the city on the hill whose beckoning light would shine for more than 240 years, penetrating the darkness of humanity through the will, strength and faith of her people. This is America... the champion, the defender, the caregiver to those who cannot see the light. God's hands reach out through the touch of America; it is the land of the free, the hope of humanity, still. Liberty is precious and walks hand in hand with law enforcement.



Buildings Are Getting Taller By the Day

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:19:29 -0500

The world's penchant for erecting very tall buildings makes elevators a necessity. The real question is, should we keep going, or are we due to hit a ceiling soon?



Arise, O' Compatriot

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:53:22 -0500

Originally written for the 234Project, Great Ife Writer. Theme: Seeking a better Nigeria.



Skilling India: A Job Like No Other!

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:30:43 -0500

Much has been debated about India's manpower story. Forecasts suggest that by 2020, about 60% of India's population of 1.3 bn will be in the working age group of 15-59 years.



Brexit: UK Citizens of Cypriot Origin Can Obtain an EU Passport

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:52:57 -0500

An EU passport includes the right to live and work in any EU member-state. Following, the result of the UK referendum, the UK citizens will not have that right anymore. As a result, many people are seeking an alternative passport. Consequently, Cyprus passport can be one option as Cyprus is an EU member-state since 2004.



The Great Shame Game

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:25:49 -0500

A rather novel game has been steadily growing in popularity recently; not a new game but one that has been transformed from its ugly roots of bullying into something chic and alluring to many. It's called the 'Great Shame Game,' now carefully shrouded under a veil of superiority and intrigue. The game comes complete with a label maker allowing the players to easily assign a brand to identify their opponents, lest they forget why they have been deemed unacceptable.



Does The Brexit Vote Send A Message To Large Bureaucratic Socialist Style Government Power?

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:22:35 -0500

When the British voted to leave the European Union it shouldn't have surprised anyone, but it surely did. The media pundits were shocked, the international community was shocked, our Obama Administration was shocked, everyone was blown away - still, I ask why? Obviously, there is incredible discontent amongst EU members. And the Eurozone is in big trouble with the PIIGS - Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain in financial and economic turmoil and Germany a little miffed at trying to keep the whole thing going while socialist government live high on the hog. Many have previously stated that the EU is a slow motion train wreck, it was doomed from the beginning, or it cannot survive without more power at the ECB.



The Cultural Transgression of Living in the Past

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:23:49 -0500

The way of life in South Africa today. Living in the past instead of present.



The Media: Does The Media Realise That Most People Don't Think For Themselves?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:22:25 -0500

When it comes to the mainstream media, there are a lot of people who believe that its sole purpose is to inform people about what is taking place in the world. Through having this outlook, one will be only too happy to accept just about everything they hear.



Ted's Music

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:18:23 -0500

I recently learned of the death of my friend, Ted Ashizawa. I had known him for many years since moving to Batavia in 1974. I got to know Ted through the Genesee Chorale which he founded as well as conducted for many years. I also played with him in the Batavia Recorder Society which met monthly. We played ancient and Renaissance music for recorder and other instruments such as the rackett, shaum, crumhorn and drums.



Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, Sucker

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:35:03 -0500

No matter how much you help some people, they just will not turn their lives around. Fortunately for them, the government will always be there to help.



The Bard, The Ballplayer And A Guy Called Pluto

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:20:38 -0500

Franklin Roosevelt was a communications genius. While broadcasting to the nation, he made listeners believe he was speaking directly to them, which is why his talks were called "fireside chats." We all sat staring at the radio in the same manner people today stare at their 65 inch, high-def television screens. Back then all you needed was a little imagination and you got the picture. Today you get the picture but it usually lacks imagination.



The Media: Do The Events That The Media Cover Happen Randomly?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:43:35 -0500

If one was to pick up a paper or to go onto a news website, for instance, it wouldn't take them long to come across something negative. It could be said that this is partly because bad things happen in the world, and partly because the mainstream media generally focus on what is wrong as opposed to what is right about the world.



True Story Of Hutt River Province Principality!

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:17:42 -0500

Hutt River Province is probably unknown to many parts across the globe. In fact, it is situated 517km on the north of Perth, along the Hutt River, near the town of Northampton in Australia. It is approximately, 75km2, or 18,500 acres in size.



Urbanization: An Analysis

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:10:35 -0500

A little attempt has been made to look into the merits and demerits of Urban life. Read the article to know more.



Guns and Drones

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:52:58 -0500

It's a horrible thought that someone can use a drone with a gun attached to shoot someone and yet that is exactly what was shown on a news broadcast in Australia on May 22nd 2016. Drones are already in use as weapons to target people for assassination in war zones. Is it a good thing that this can be done or have we are passed a point of no return and before long terrorists will use such mechanisms to kill anyone in any place once they get their hands on them?



Is the Constitution Dead for US Citizens Labeled As a Sex Offender?

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:45:49 -0500

The US Constitution, with the Bill of Rights, is supposed to protect life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness to ALL its citizens. However, for a certain section of the US citizenry, namely those labeled as registered sex offenders, any such rights become largely absent, with more restrictive laws being passed locally, statewide, and nationally. These people have served their time in incarceration and paid their restitution, and yet they are subjected to harsher social ostracism for decades, even for life in several states.



Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act: A Money-Maker With Health Benefits

Wed, 18 May 2016 08:18:14 -0500

Following the lead of twenty-three other states, Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Wolfe made history in April by signing the Medical Marijuana Act (SB3) into law. As he told jubilant crowds, "This is about helping people's lives, about helping people that are going to be better, faster. They're going to feel better and that is just such a rewarding thing."



Rider on the Rain - The Storms of Change

Tue, 17 May 2016 06:02:49 -0500

Protesters have risen from the ashes of the 1960's with a renewed vigor, enhanced by the availability of social media that lends the ability to gather groups quickly and easily. Like most things of yesteryear, the younger generation has found a better way to accomplish their goal. These groups appear to be angry, incited by an injustice close to their hearts and willing to make a loud statement. Why are there so many people protesting? Ask them and they quickly reply, 'We're angry... ,' but why? What causes this kind of societal anger?



Medical Marijuana Advocate Against Arresting American Citizens

Thu, 12 May 2016 14:13:18 -0500

My name is Sam Shakespeare of Boca Raton, Florida. I am a strong advocate and proponent of medical marijuana. The disparity of laws across the nation are causing unnecessary harm to families. What some American citizens can freely participate in, others are going to jail for and families are being broken apart.



It's Time To Turn a Spotlight on Abuse in Colorado Homeless Shelters

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:51:54 -0500

A great deal of hands-on help and assistance is provided to Colorado's burgeoning homeless population by individuals, nonprofit, and faith-based institutions across the state. However, without adequate oversight, abuse in shelters designed and funded to help homeless residents is all too common.



Beggars Who Want To Be Choosers

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:53:58 -0500

There exist some people who want to live the high-life and yet avoid spending any of their money just about all the time. They scrounge and 'bum' of other people constantly even though they have a large income and savings.. Many of these are 'beggars by choice'.



A Thrifty Family's Legacy: The Waterloo Area Farm Museum

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:48:00 -0500

The article describes a nineteenth-century Michigan German immigrant farming family. Interviews reveal that they loved alcohol and were extremely conscientious and thrifty. They were from the Swabian region of Germany, where the inhabitants are renowned for thrift. Their home is now a museum that may be visited.



How Fear and Anxiety Cause Violence

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:52:30 -0500

If you have ever studied psychology or even read about it casually, you are most likely familiar with the fight or flight response to fear. Depending on your circumstances, when faced with something fearful to you, you react by attacking the source of your fear (fight) or avoiding it if it seems more powerful than you are. This kind of fear and response to it follow a direct and immediate threat of an attack such as by a wild animal or a wild person. You don't have time to think about it but react almost automatically.



Not Much "Cub" In This Young Reporter

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:22:54 -0500

Veteran journalists are unmoored by industry changes, but an enterprising 9-year-old sticks to basics and does the job. Congratulations to Hilde Kate Lysiak on her scoop.



Reincarnation Proven by Memory of Previous Lives With Evidence

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:49:03 -0500

My reincarnation and strong link to the Spirit of the Universe, the one and only God, shows how much man is deceived to believe in a religious god or gods that are concerned only with the earth and humans on it. There is no heaven or hell and those who dream of such places are even more deceived. No one has ever returned from heaven to explain it but millions have knowledge or inkling of their previous lives and are now talking about them.



Religious Tricks Created Blindness and Deafness Among Followers (Isaiah 29:10-12)

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:03:31 -0500

To belong to a religion is to have your sight removed and your ears blocked to reality. Lessons taught from a young age stay usually for life and is the reason children are indoctrinated. Society is tolerant of these tactics because most are of the same ilk.



The Trap Set to Catch 666 (Job 18:4-21)

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:11:00 -0500

The two beasts of Revelation 13 are described in another section as the two candle sticks and the two olive trees standing before the whole earth (Revelation 12;4). As candle sticks they provided light but it was not like the sun but rather like that of the night. As olive trees they produced oil, which is better described as 'life', such as that experienced by those seeking to know God and who turn to religions to find 'him'.



Capitalism Vs Socialism

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:20:55 -0500

The words Capitalism and Socialism have come to mean opposing ideologies for many people, but are they? This article will explain how they should be considered as cooperative.



Tips for Keeping Up With Daily News

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:28:21 -0500

The news changes daily and even hourly. Keep up with current events without slowing your pace in other areas of your life.



How Much Can We Change Things? Should We Try

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:01:35 -0500

How much can we change things? With yet more suicide bombings, world peace seems a long way off! In our little bit of Spain it feels very peaceful. Shopkeepers are sprucing up their shops, and bars are pulling up their blinds ready for a new season After two days of rain, the first really wet time this winter everything seems clean and fresh. My leg plaster-cast is off and I am once again able to walk along the beach. The clear water of the Mar-Menor, ripples on the sand.



The Media: Does The Mainstream Media Cause People To Have A False View Of The World?

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:16:13 -0500

If one was to talk about the world, there is a strong chance that the mainstream media will have played a part in what they have to say. And this could be a time where one will talk about what is currently taking place in their own country, as well as what it is like in other countries.



Skill Development Initiatives for Unskilled Youth

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:20:26 -0500

Skill development initiatives have been rolled out by many non-governmental organisations for training the unskilled youth. These generally cover the target population of widows, elderly, poor and orphans.



The Development of Traffic Lights and Their Mighty Importance

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:42:23 -0600

The traffic light has many different names like a traffic signal, stop lights, etc. They are placed out there to control the traffic. The first traffic light appeared in the mid-1800's and consisted of two lamps, a red and a green one, like it is still commonly used nowadays in most countries. However, there existed no way to render it automatic back then and a person had to be present all the time to operate it. Traffic officers would turn the lantern to make sure the right light was facing the traffic. Even though this method of traffic control was believed to be successful, it did not last for a very long time. After about one year, the traffic light exploded, and it is believed that an operating officer was killed in the explosion. Everyone then started doubting the safety of the invention, and decided to stop using it until the early 20th century when an electric alternative was introduced. Since then, this method of traffic control has begun spreading throughout the world, and it is currently hard to find a place on the planet without them.



The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Installing Traffic Lights

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:41:51 -0600

When people think about a traffic light, there is usually the immediate association with a 3-lamp light with red at the top, yellow in the middle, and green at the bottom. However, public transport often uses a different kind of traffic light. This is in order to make sure that private traffic and public transport will not meet with a collision in terms of safety and priority. The shapes of public transport lights can vary in terms of letters and arrows, and contain different colored bars.



Shaking Up the Humanitarian Architecture - Why It Matters for Both the Donor and Recipient

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:11:15 -0600

Something has gone woefully wrong with the way humanitarian aid system has come to operate. Humanitarian needs have multiplied several-fold in the past two decades and humanitarian aid has at least doubled in the past five years. At over $24 billion a year, though far below what is actually needed to meet all need, it is not delivering results and outcomes for those in need, on the one hand, and those paying for it, on the other.



Celebrities: Do Celebrities Always Know What They Are Talking About?

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 06:05:12 -0600

In today's world, there are plenty of people who follow a celebrity or a number of them, and it is easier than ever before for this to take place. This is primarily because of the internet and how one can follow them on social media.



The True Nigeria You Never See

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 08:48:38 -0600

Nigeria is one of the most beautifully rich and diverse countries in Africa, but unfortunately it has now been plagued with negative press, although rightfully so, it doesn't do the whole country and its people justice. Devesh Uba, a street photographer from India has now taken it upon himself to showcase the country like never before through photography.



Facts That Will Change the Way You Approach Food Wastage in India

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:16:13 -0600

If you were told millions of people across the world are hungry not because we don't produce enough food, but because we waste food, you'll probably laugh it off. But then, this is a fact, an inconvenient truth to be precise, that we have long turned blind eye to. In fact, when it comes to food wastage, India is one of the major culprits.



My Faceless Role Models

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:18:03 -0600

Civilized behavior is one of the benchmarks of humanity. Often, there are aberrations in civilized behavior. A jilted lover may kill his beloved. It sounds strange, but it's true, when the lover believes in possessive love. A victim of terrorism may have unspoken anger against the terrorist's society, yet it may help the terrorist's society, and educate its youth to check the brain-wash of teenagers by the fundamentalists. There are brave souls amongst us, who don't give in even when they face extreme sufferings and achieve their goal against all odds. Let these noble, and brave souls motivate all youths to shed violence, and be humane, humble, and humourous.



Ronda Rousey: Why Did Ronda Rousey Want To Kill Herself After She Lost To Holly Holm?

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 14:18:17 -0600

On the Ellen DeGeneres show, Ronda Rousey opened up about the experience that she had after losing to Holly Holm. During this interview, she said that she wanted to kill herself after the fight.



The African-American Story and the Evolution of Black History Month

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:43:39 -0600

Black History Month has been recognized every February for as long as many of us can remember, but too few are aware of how it all came to be. For that, we have to go all the way back to 1915 and a gentleman named Carter G. Woodson. A graduate of the University of Chicago, with a doctorate from Harvard, he is known as the "Father of Black History Month."



Power To Nigerian People Through Impeachment & Recall

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:42:10 -0600

An alarming percentage of the Nigerian masses is politically unsophisticated and gullible, and one cannot blame the people, because democracy is new to them. Even after the protracted military rule in the country finally gave way to democracy in 1999, it has been difficult to get the country's ruling class to imbibe true democracy; the leaders find it difficult to shed the entrenched mentality of leadership. This is largely because the populace is largely bereft of knowledge of democratic principles, hence, hardly seek democratic rights, because, they have no idea that such rights actually exist in something else that many do not even know about-the nations constitution! Instead, when pushed to the wall, the masses resort to barbaric ways of venting anger, such as recorded in October 2015 where angry mob besieged a Muslim prayer ground on a festive Sallah Day to throw stones at Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki, defying his bogus security detail. This calls for massive campaign to put the youths of Nigeria on the right (legitimate) path to get even with our leaders and their excesses through legitimate means enshrined in Nigeria's constitution, including my examples-Recall of erring lawmakers, and Impeachment of governors and presidents.



Can Food Security Contribute to Economic Growth?

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:36:01 -0600

Does food security complement economic growth? Most people believe it to be the other way round, but there is more to it than what meets the eye.



Maya Angelou Lashes Out on Paraphrase at the New Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, And She's Right

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:21:27 -0600

To understand the point of this article, the point of Maya Angelou's complaint about paraphrasing the great words of one of history's most influential speakers on his very monument, you must love both language and precision. And above all you must love the truth.