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Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran

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Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran

Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran As a veteran serving during the Vietnam War, I didn’t feel I was receiving the benefits that so many often brag about are going to veterans. I did receive the G.I. Bill back in the 1970s but since then, there hasn’t been much. Until now, as more…

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Roseanne Barr, the media, political hypocrisy and a “teaching moment”

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Roseanne Barr, the media, political hypocrisy and a “teaching moment”

Roseanne Barr, the media, political hypocrisy and a “teaching moment” Roseanne Barr said something stupidly racist about Valerie Jarrett and Jarrett responded saying we should take it as a “teaching moment.” But what kind of “teaching moment” can we have in an America that is deeply divided, caught in the middle between extremist politics and…

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Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters

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Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters

Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters From drive-in movies in the 1950s and 1960s where we could eat and even bring our own food to the super digital movies where you can have dinner delivered to your seat. It’s great to be able to eat, but once-in-awhile, some movies are not…

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Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over

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Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over

Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over The closings of Toys-R-Us, Carsons and other major retailers is a sign of weakness in our economy and the erosion of family life, shifting from personal family involvement to individual use of computers and technology. It’s not just about an economic problem. It’s about the…

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How did Netflix manage to ruin “Lost in Space?”

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How did Netflix manage to ruin “Lost in Space?”

How did Netflix manage to ruin “Lost in Space?” I grew up pining for science fiction on TV in an age when science fiction was both scary and exciting. One of the best TV series was “Lost in Space” which aired from 1965 until 1968, three seasons, projecting into a future called “1997.” In 1998,…

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

Why conspiracy theories are necessary Youtube has launched a campaign to delete and ban videos that promote “conspiracy theories” that trend against mainstream acceptance and news media coverage. But is that a wise thing to allow? Conspiracy theories keep the American public aware of instances when conspiracy theories are actually a reality By Ray Hanania…

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Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

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Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme Some one should explain to J.J. Abrams that it isn’t enough to just put a word in a movie title to create a franchise that will excite the public. I loved the 2008 movie “Cloverfield.” But the two films int he so-called “Cloverfield franchise” don’t even come close…

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Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com

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Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com

Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com The social media “question” site Quora.com recently pushed me to join so I did. I thought it might help with columns I write. You post a question and strangers answer. I posted a question this week that apparently Quora didn’t like. Why haven’t the Arabs done more to protest against President…

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Hamilton tickets shoot higher than his Aaron Burr aim

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Hamilton tickets shoot higher than his Aaron Burr aim

Hamilton tickets shoot higher than his Aaron Burr aim “Hamilton: The Satirical.” More tickets were announced available this week to the politically partisan Broadway musical “Hamilton: An American Musical.” But only the super rich will be able to afford seats that allows them to see the whole stage and even the cheap, obstructed seats will…

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Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees

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Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees

Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees Netflix raised fees, again. But if they want to keep me as a loyal subscriber, they need to be loyal to me and produce some kickass programing. Dropping Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards” is a major blow, and the garbage they are offering the wake of another favorite,…

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