The Bahamas In Transition #14
In 1984 the scandal caused a major shake up in the Progressive Liberal Party, The Deputy Prime Minister, Arthur Hanna,…
Disaster Preparation Series 02: Automobile
There were no cars when my dad was born. He saw his first one when the family doctor gave him a ride in 1908 or so.…
Exposing Lies And Intolerance; Dostoyevsky's
If one has a suitable higher power; a god, a moral principle, a scientific formulae or a spiritual influencer; call…
The Spirit Of Christmas Believes In Us; The Human
It never ceases to amaze me how many heroes walk past us every day, being dismissed as one of the crowd. There are…
Race And Educational Institutions
What determines a person’s life chances? Is it their environment? Is it nurture? Is it ambition or self-determination?…
Sarnia: Interesting Anecdotes
We first encountered the Port of Sarnia back in the early 1800's. Long before any great influx of settlers arrived…
Anthropology Sociology Articles (55)
Superstitions of the Mediterranean Cultures, their Parallels within the Culture of the United States
It never ceases to amaze me how identical human physiology is yet how complex and versatile our thinking can be. How can a brain consisting of the same parts act and think so differently from one person to another? What amazes me even more is the part of the brain…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Aug 22, 2011  
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RIP Steve Jobs
Unfortunately we have suffered the loss of an incredible inventor, Steve Jobs. The CEO of Apple died at the age of 56 today (October 5th, 2011).  Apple has lost a creative genuis and visionary while the world lost a great human being. His legacy lives on through Apple and the…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Oct 09, 2011  
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Oprah Winfrey Show Ends
The most phenomenal talk show host for the past twenty five years has been Oprah Winfrey. Her educational, thought provoking, inspiring, and uplifting shows were anticipated and viewed by over 42 million people in about 150 countries world wide. But, like everything else, one has to say farewell to her…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   May 29, 2011  
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Disaster Preparation Series 02: Automobile
There were no cars when my dad was born. He saw his first one when the family doctor gave him a ride in 1908 or so. He moved to the north east corner of Utah about 1912 and it was a ranching community of horses, not cars. He never owned…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Mar 04, 2012  
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The Greatest Bell We Have to Toll
It is not necessary for us to act against another's aggression unless it directly affects us. This is a statement frequently made by those who believe that intervention in a country where one group of people are being aggressive (sometimes murderously so) towards another group, is wrong. This infers they…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Nov 16, 2011  
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Educating Us to Be Docile Sheep
It is most troubling what we hear in the news lately about a young boy named Briar Mac Lean (13 years of age). He is a boy who is being punished for doing the right, moral, and courageous thing. In case you are unfamiliar with this young lads name (or…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jun 27, 2013  
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Share And Be Shared With: Moving Beyond The Living Grave Of Grief
Grief is among the worst of the human states. It can range from mild sadness at something or someone’s passing, to a spirit splattering agony that requires years to recover from; if recovery is even possible. There is truth in the theory that grief can kill or at least bring…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jan 23, 2012  
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Construct Targeted Lists
One of the first and significant things you ought to do when you are beginning a business is to manufacture a rundown of imminent clients. Your contact rundown or lead rundown is the way to the life span of your business, and your email list building strategies will be a…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   May 29, 2016  
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The Bahamas In Transition # 12
Education In The Bahamas For the first few years everything appeared quite rosy and nice, but there were issues that people were not happy about, with regards to education. The Government High School was a prestigious public school built during the United Bahamian Party administration to educate the brightest of…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Oct 10, 2012  
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The Spirit Of Christmas Believes In Us; The Human As Heroism
It never ceases to amaze me how many heroes walk past us every day, being dismissed as one of the crowd. There are more heroes passing by us on any given day than rheave eturned from every war ever fought. Heroism is not those relatively rare acts ocurring in the…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Dec 18, 2011  
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Our Right To Privacy
The Merriam-Webster dictionary Definition of THE RIGHT OF PRIVACY state: “The qualified legal right of a person to have reasonable privacy in not having his private affairs, made known or his likeness exhibited to the public having regard to his habits, mode of living, and occupation”. We can sit and…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jul 10, 2015  
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Why the Revolution will not be Tweeted - 2
“Reforming Egypt in 140 Characters” and “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.” The two articles in the above title, the first written by Dennis Baron and the latter by Malcolm Gladwell; both have something to say about texting/Tweeting, and Facebook. Specifically they discuss how this new medium…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jun 25, 2012  
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University Applications Down 13% on Last Year
When applications rates to University go down, it is not wholly unfair to say that something has probably gone up. It might be criteria for entry, tuition fees, literacy figures, failures in school examinations, or the perception that 'Uni' is simply not all it is cranked up to be -…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Nov 29, 2011  
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July 4th And Lack Of Grace In the USA on the Day the Egyptian Leadership is Over - Thrown
As I attempt putting these words to paper, chaotic scenes currently broadcasting of Tahrir Square show Egypt in the very loud and lively throes of over-turning their duly elected leadership. One year ago, the Egyptian people chose their leadership in a democratic election. However, a year later, the Egyptian economy…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jul 08, 2013  
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Felony Employment
Correctional facilities are actually prisons, and while rehabilitation poses a lofty description for real punishment, the prospect of employment for people with felonies occasions few high rises. While the reasons are many that jobs for felons are limited, employment with a felony record is an uphill battle for the individual.…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Feb 14, 2012  
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The Problem Of Reverse Racism
A misunderstood and resented concept among whites, “I can’t understand why blacks can have black churches or other meeting places without it being called racism.” I understand how this situation can cause negative feelings among whites, and though entitled to their feelings; through lack of interpersonal experience and overwhelming corporate…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Sep 05, 2011  
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The Bahamas In Transition # 13
Policy Shift The Progressive Liberal Party increased the constituency from 38 to 43 seats for the 1982 general election. The PLP won 32 seats , Free National Movement 18 and Vanguard Socialist Party 0. The people in the Bahamas were beginning to complain and object to some of the actions…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Oct 11, 2012  
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Ghettoised Or Merely Modernised?; The Impact Of A Near 6% Rise In Train Journeys
Here in the UK it has been confirmed that train fares are to rise by an average 5.9% in January, more than the rate of inflation. In other words travellers are going to have to pay more to travel whilst in real terms earning less to pay for it. For…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Dec 20, 2011  
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Local Support Group Offers Care for Trans Individuals
Two local therapists have made it their mission to provide support for transgender individuals in the Manitowoc area. In February 2015, Georgeann Knier and her husband Phillip formed a transgender support group within Family Dynamic Solutions of Manitowoc to provide a safe place for local trans individuals to share their…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jul 20, 2015  
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Pompey Museum New Discoveries
On April 19th 2012 , the Government of the Bahamas signed a $1.1 million contract with Coastline construction, for Pompey Museum restoration , destroyed by fire last year. Creation of a new Pompey Square, will have a water fountain in the center, adorned with chairs and tables, landscaped with Bahamian…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jul 13, 2012  
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Up to Two Million Set to Strike
Two million people is a lot; then again it's a fraction of the UK population. As with the 13% fractional drop in UK University applications, I wonder if the two million striking are among the two million richest or the two million poorest members of society? Strikes are not easy…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Nov 30, 2011  
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Railways & The Criminal Conspiracy Machine Forward!
If we as Canadians are not aware of how truly insidious, agenda driven, how the obvious conspiracy machine corporations such as the railways have become, then we as a society are hopelessly lost. I have lived a good portion of my life in two railway towns, and one of them…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jul 17, 2013  
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Mandela Released From the Hospital With A Clean Bill Of Health
Sunday February 26th, 2012 Nelson Mandel left the hospital with, it is being said that he left with a clean bill of health, helping to put to rest the rising fear of many in the nation of South Africa. Mandela went to the hospital on Saturday for a simple operation…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Feb 27, 2012  
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The Bahamas In Transition #14
In 1984 the scandal caused a major shake up in the Progressive Liberal Party, The Deputy Prime Minister, Arthur Hanna, minister of Finance, resign in protest of Pindling handling of the situation. Hon. Hubert Ingraham and Hon. Perry Christie actions for opposing Pindling, handling of the drug allegations, caused their…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Oct 17, 2012  
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Interesting, Social And Scary; the 2:1 Suicide Rate Between Caucasions And African Americans
Whilst surfing through a few of our more well known social networking sites, I came across this interesting social curiousity; Caucasians are twice as likely to commit suicide as African Americans. It's curious because historically, Caucasions are said to have had a better time of it than African Americans. That…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Dec 21, 2011  
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Taking A Risk With Your Life
Would you actually risk your life so as to impress 25,000 strangers? Well a man who has a fear of heights has actually done just that, at the same time trying to overcome his acrophobia. This idea was not well thought out to say the least. The distance from the…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jul 25, 2015  
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Powaqqatsi (video Reaction)
This video was one of the best ones I have ever seen. I really enjoy watching movies and documentaries, but I never seen anything like this. This video was more than a movie. It shows a lot of different cultures, most of them from the southern part of the world.…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jul 28, 2012  
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A Mis - Train Carriage Of Justice?
By now a great many people will have seen the footage of the young man being ejected from a train apparently travelling from Edinburgh to Perth on the 9th December this year. There has been much vilification and defence of the young man, the train-guard and the passenger who intervened…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Dec 13, 2011  
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Who Were The Counterculture Icons at The Turn Of the Century?
Much has been written about the the migration of young people to San Francisco during the 1960's, Haight-Ashbury Street and the counterculture (or hippie) movement. Many of us are not aware of counterculture icons before this and what part they had in forming the bohemian life style of The Beat…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Aug 28, 2013  
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Ötzi The Ice Man Had What? Lyme Disease?
Ötzi, the Alpine wanderer, has captured the imagination of all who fancy Alpine wanderers. Known as the Iceman, he was found on the Austrian-Italian border in 1991. He lived some 5500 years ago as shown by carbon dating, so I'm told. Although he is quite dead, he now resides at…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Feb 29, 2012  
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Wallace Grove Grand Bahama is now regarded our second city, but during the fifties and before, this…
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