Archive For The “General Topics” Category

My ongoing love affair with soda pop

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a store. But, if a store charges too much for soda pop, I will banish that store and defend the honor of my sweet love. It’s unforgivable…

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage The Arlington Heights Daily Herald has been running a series of news reports that read more like opinion columns, slamming the Tollway Authority for changing it’s administrative staff, a change most people agree has been good. But do the attacks from the newspaper also have a tinge of…

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Standing up against racist laws that restrict free speech

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Standing up against racist laws that restrict free speech

Standing up against racist laws that restrict free speech By Ray Hanania #BDS#BoycottLaws#IsraeliApartheidLetter I wrote to Illinois Representative David Harris of Arlington Heights (Republican) who introduced a bill last year to expand the existing anti-BDS law that prohibits Americans from criticizing a specific foreign country, Israel. I criticize Israel’s government and will continue to criticize…

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Year of JFK Truth, and because lies continue

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Year of JFK Truth, and because lies continue

Year of JFK Truth, and because lies continue Originally published in the Southwest News-Herald Newspaper on March 22, 2013. Remembering as the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination approached the 50th year mark. All of the theories and conspiracies pushed down by the government, the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia and pro-government Historians who…

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Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans

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Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans

Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans When President Trump says something negative about veterans or “Gold Star” families, he is crucified. But when the left says something negative about veterans, it’s considered an acceptable form of humor, a joke, and free speech. The disrespect of our veterans has intensified and become a…

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Federal Court in Arizona blocks anti-BDS law targeting Israel critics

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Federal Court in Arizona blocks anti-BDS law targeting Israel critics

Federal Court in Arizona blocks anti-BDS law targeting Israel critics U.S. Federal District Court Judge Diane J. Humetewa Friday suspended an Arizona State law that has been spreading across America like a cancer that singles out critics of Israel for special punishment. The Law targets anyone who “boycotts” Israel for any reason denying them the ability…

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Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence

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Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence

Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence Organized protests may bring attention to the problem of neighborhood violence. But if community homeowners and families don’t stand up to the violence in their own community, they can’t make a difference and violence will continue. The past weekend when Chicago saw 74 brutal…

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Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage

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Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage

Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage The mainstream news media’s bias is empowering President Donald Trump. So far, every one of their predictions has been wrong, from asserting he could never with the presidency to claims he would be impeached before completing his first year. What the news media is doing is helping…

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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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