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Once Upon a Time in America

Posted on 05 January 2014

  On July 4, 1776, the United States of America declared its independence from England.  Born as a Republic exempt of royalty and bound by its Constitution, this new nation would be destined to become a world power.  No longer would there be taxation without representation, religious persecution, and disregard of the legal rights of […]

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Don’t Fall for the Red Light Camera Violation Scam!

Posted on 04 October 2013

  Big Brother has assumed control in the State of New Jersey.  Most traffic light-regulated intersections are now home to cameras enabling authorities to capture images of moving violations and send notices of same to violators, as well as a information on a convenient way to pay for the violation online.  Isn’t technology wonderful?!   […]

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When Will It End?

Posted on 30 July 2013

  As reality television continues to grow in popularity, Americans are becoming a nation of voyeurs.  Whether its Toddlers and Tiaras, Jerseylicious, Snooki and JWoww, Sister Wives, or Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the American fascination with the lives, loves, oddities, fortunes, and misfortunes of others seems to have no bounds.  This fascination extends even […]

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Edward Snowden: Patriot or Traitor?

Posted on 13 June 2013

  In the scandal-a-day political milieu that has become the second term of the Obama Administration, truth appears to be a relative concept.  Historians, with the advantage of hindsight, will undoubtedly have a better perspective on the impact of current revelations that have cast doubt on the direction that our country is taking.   As […]

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Secrets and Subterfuge: Our Government Run Amok

Posted on 10 June 2013

  In the past year, a series of scandalous secrets have been uncovered that have Americans questioning whether they do indeed live in the the land of the free and the home of the brave.  The coverup of the terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi, harassment and illegal targeting of conservative groups by the […]

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A Silly Prank with Tragic Results

Posted on 27 April 2013

  It’s not only in England that there is great interest in Queen Elizabeth II.  At one time, the British Empire extended all over the world.  According to the online source Wikipedia, the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly known as the British Commonwealth) now consists of over 50 sovereign states.  Many of these were colonies in […]

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Lessons from the Boston Massacre

Posted on 25 April 2013

  Popular wisdom states that “every dark cloud has a silver lining.”  It also warns that “those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.”   Now that the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing have been tracked down by the capable efforts of the FBI, local police forces, and a vigilant citizenry, the residents […]

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The Boston Massacre: What the Public and our Government Refuse to Admit

Posted on 18 April 2013

  Now that the dust has settled on the events of Monday past, as we bury our dead and heal our wounded, this fact remains:  America is at war with Islamic terrorists that continue to chant “Death to America” and seek opportunities to kill innocent Americans and disrupt our way of life.   Evidently, this […]

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The Spy Who Stung Me: Privacy in a World of Miniature Drones

Posted on 16 April 2013

  What’s a hired assassin to do?  Once, like the fictional James Bond, among government’s most secret and prized resources with a “license to kill,” it seems that government-employed killers are just the latest to succumb to automation technology.  As drone technology improves, trained professional killers will likely hit the unemployment lines en masse.   […]

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Beware the Ides of March

Posted on 09 March 2013

In the history of mankind, many memorable quotations have been recorded.  Among these were –   “Give me liberty or give me death.” (Patrick Henry)    “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.” (General Israel Putnam at the Battle of Bunker Hill)   “Where in the hell are all these Indians coming […]

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