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Gun Culture: 2 Views

In the aftermath of 4 mass shootings in a week in the US, two view points on the nature of the Gun Culture appeared to offer insights and into the prevalence of gun ownership in the US relative to the rest of the world by CNN and a provocative analysis of what sustains the American …

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NYTimes: Meet the Democratic Candidates

NYTimes has taken the initiative and has recently presented defining profiles of 21 of 22 Democratic candidates for President. The profiles come from each cadidate’s answers to the same 18 questions about the upcoming Presidential contest and their reason for participating in it. Despite many requests by the NYTimes, Joe Biden declined to participate given that …

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Payback on the Front Burner

Worldwide Inequality Becomes More Pronounced Both Wealth and Income continue to skew in favor of privileged 1% as seen in these reports and charts: First there is the trend of income inequlity shows three disturbing trends: First, the top 10% of the population continues to increase its disproportionate percentage of  National Income giving substance to …

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Yet Again Executive Pay Levels

The recent surge in Sports Pay Levels has added a new dimension to the annual astonishment “let us see what Pay Executives are now making”. Here are the numbers from Equilar and ESPN  for compensation levels: ORGANIZATION CEO YEARS TOTAL  COMPENSATION Facebook Mark Zuckerberg 7 $5,600,752,735 CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves 12 $1,023,459,129 Apple Timothy Cook …

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How Google Lost Computing Credibility

“Do No Evil” Google has in the past 3 years lost a lot of its technical lustre and credibility as  Google+ has been killed. Google was once the goto computing innovator among scandal ridden monopolistic players like Apple, IBM and Microsoft. But now Google  is crashing in technical and business stature. And It all seems to …

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How the Web Went from Benign to Malvolent & GDPR

The Web has been transformed from benignly hopeful just 25 years ago to an increasingly  dangerous place. There are key players silently vying for control of Web Space – the Nation-State cyber warriors almost all have been  armed primarily by an incompetently vulnerable NSA and CIA.The Cyber Criminals trolling for vast amounts of easy money pickings …

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The Republican Partisan Wall

This reviewer did a story 7 years ago about Obama Hitting the Republican Partisan Wall. The recent Charlottesville Travesty has exposed the underlying bigotry embraced by President Trump and seen as a defining flaw by the Economist as seen in two telling magazine covers. So the underlying motivations and support for the Republican Radical Partisanship of …

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GOP Vindictive Obstruction – 4 More Years

How the Republican Party staves off Disintegration The Republican party has become petty and vindictive as it clings to a fracturing voter Base It is a two-faced union of  the Business Establishment  attached to self-identified victim groups like Evangelicals, National Debtors [where were they when George Bush rang up a massive $5trillion in debt with unpaid …

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The Bachelor vs Hells Kitchen: Which is Worse?

American Television over the past 10 years has seen a Renaissance in specialty channels and innovative TV productions. However, the 4 major networks in contrast are stuck  grinding down  to the lowest common denominator of low gear values. Two of the worst  offerings this Fall are many-year repeats, so you know they have gained at the …

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The Clinton Minefield

Hillary Clinton and the DNC should be congratulated for a convention that produced more clearly stated testimonials for Hillary – Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Tim Kaine being the most eloquent. Likewise the attacks on Trump were very telling including Muslim father Khizr Khan, Independent Enterepreneur Michael Bloomberg, and Vice President Joe Biden . Clearly, the …

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5 Questions for Democrats: Clinton Email Disaster

Why  nominate a presidential candidate who used a private email server  a)which was illegal according to the State Department and then used irresponsibly according to the FBI; b)so then she has had to  continuously and  profusely lie about its use; c)because  she used it to avoid FOIA-Freedom Of Information Act requirements for disclosure by petitioning media and d)that …

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5 Questions for Democrats: Restoring Rule of Law and Financial Safety

Rule of Law and Financial Safety are deeply intertwined through the nexus of unfettered campaign financing allowed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision. Justice Stevens dissenting opinion states the case succinctly – “the Court’s ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation….a democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are …

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5 Questions for Democrats:Why Give Hillary So Much Leeway

Hillary Clinton has been the beneficiary of so much leeway by her party.First she has a former Campaign Manager as DNC Party Chair who instead of being neutral was actively working to give every advantage to Hillary  throughout Primaries. Only because of WikiLeaks, has Debbie Wasserman Schulz   been  finally  ousted from her post. Likewise early in the primaries …

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5 Questions for the Democratic Party: Elizabeth Warrens Endorsement Ambiguity

In our ongoing series of 5 questions of the Demoratic Party – here are 3 about Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth Warren for the past 10 years has been a staunch advocate for Consumer Financial protection Reforms. This  work has gained her open emnity from the Financial Community but also a legions of supports among Progressive from …

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