Category Archives: CURRENT AFFAIRS

CURRENT AFFAIRS: Bullying

With the country all abuzz about the most recent and high profile case of bullying by Incognito of Martin, two players for the Miami Dolphins NFL team, it seems to me that we trend our outrage in cycles. To me, … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: Stereotyping

Ironic, how the same people who are so outraged by the Trayvon Martin killing as being solely racially motivated are somehow unaware of their own equally unfounded labeling of Zimmerman, the jury, and anyone who doesn’t agree with them as … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: Student Loans and Mortgages

I seriously cannot stomach this “they gave me all this money to go be a doctor and now they expect me to pay it back” attitude. Who applied for the loan? Would you be happier if they’d turned you down? … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: Thoughts on Law

I believe that the crux of law–and political controversy–is that in an evenly divided society, we must understand that a “can” law is very different than a “cannot” law, and that regardless of personal belief, one half cannot impose restrictions … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: Blame and Benefits

As a retail shop owner in a small town, and as a resident of Connecticut, I can sympathize with the storekeepers in Sandy Hook who lost some good holiday business because of the horrendous tragedy that occurred at the Sandy … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: Social Networking

The devastation and pain caused by Hurricane Sandy in October was not about you and your activism on the cause of global warming. The horror of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was also not about you and your … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: What Can I Say?

This post was making the rounds on Facebook today: Catchy, isn’t it? Like all words¬† put together in a rush and thrown out to a hungry public, and they gobbled it right up. There are two things completely illogical with … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: Ethics

Just watched an ad for a medication and it hit me that there is a trend these days that rivals the values and bad tastes of the old days and advertising of cigarettes, booze, guns, and the “little woman.” In … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: Political BS

Can’t stand it yet you just can’t avoid hearing those damn political ads that ruin summer rerun viewing. The only good news is that after the primaries, at least there will be fewer of them. As an Independent, I cannot … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: Twisting Words

On the Supreme Court’s discussion of the extension of federal rulings to cover states and local government: “Justice Stephen Breyer was most vigorous in asserting that the Second Amendment involves dangerous weapons and should not be accorded the same status … Continue reading

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REALITY?: Job Discrimination–but it’s okay.

It’s no big surprise that older workers who have been laid off are having a much harder time finding a job than younger workers. It’s always been that way, and with the current unemployment near 10%, it’s only gotten worse. … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: The President’s Speech

Though I do understand the concern on the part of some parents regarding the President’s planned speech to schoolchildren this week, I still can’t help but feel that it’s the type of panicked mob mentality response that’s often the case … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: SERIOUSLY,

I don’t understand how, in this atmosphere of economic depression, people don’t see the writing on the wall and do the right thing. I’ve been commenting on Wisebread’s suggestion to small businesses to save money by outsourcing labor to “Virtual … Continue reading

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EDUCATION & CURRENT AFFAIRS: Employment

While every teaching position lost is regrettable due to the personal loss of income for the individuals as well as the impact on students and faculty, I was surprised to see such a low unemployment rate among Connecticut teachers. 1200 … Continue reading

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EDUCATION & CURRENT AFFAIRS: Yes, Every Mom, EVERYBODY Has to Go to College

This page is just too funny to let pass: “80% of Grads Move¬† in With Parents” And this statement, from a new graduate who sounds more like a Miss USA contestant: “There are a lot of, like, openings, especially with … Continue reading

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