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When should you blame the parents?

January 31, 2012

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I wrote a post a while back about how there is a point in one’s life where they have to take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming their parents. There is another side of this that I never saw before: the side where a parent blames everyone but the child when the child (even […]

30% taxes for the rich…or for all?

January 25, 2012

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I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.  ~Mark Twain Death and taxes…those are the only two sure things in life, right? So, apparently, Obama believes that those who make over $1 million a year should pay 30% in taxes. So, if someone grosses $1 million, then they should pay $300,000. […]

The punishment for a death sentence

January 23, 2012

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It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.  ~ Elizabeth Taylor It has been common knowledge that HIV is an incurable disease since the late 1980s. While those who become infected with the disease are living longer than ever now because of drug therapy (sometimes having […]

Night of the living meth heads

January 22, 2012

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Blogger’s note: This is a rant, plain and simple. This is not a “say no to drugs” piece. This is a “I’m scared as hell about what drugs can do to a community” piece. I’ve never been a fan of drugs, whether they be prescription, over the counter or illegal. I don’t like the idea […]

SOPA!

January 20, 2012

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Wednesday was a crazy day on the internet. Wikipedia went dark. Google blacked out their logo. Hundreds of smaller sites, including this blog, blacked out their content for 12-24 hours. Apparently, it was enough. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) have been tabled by Congress. SOPA may be dead. If you […]

01.19.99

January 19, 2012

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“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.”  — Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love It was a white, wintry morning. The sunlight bounced off the snow, making the crystals glisten. I pulled on a brown velvet dress and climbed into my mother’s van. I held […]

When you say nothing at all

January 16, 2012

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“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~ Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne For a journalist, it is important to find something new to write every day. That’s really hard when almost everything imaginable has been written about […]