Profiling Online Dates: Frog, Princess, Or Poser
From shopping to dating, the new market place is online. Many singles have experimented with online dating and increasingly…
How Did Steve Jobs Die?
On October 5th, 2011, we lost one of the most important figures in technology we will likely ever see, Steve Jobs.…
Witches In My Family
As part of the research into my own family genealogy, I found that my great-grandmother(x7), Anna Maria Ludwig, was…
Live to Fight Another Day: Strategic Self Defense
Recent FBI statistics show that violent crimes in the United States including murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated…
Selective Incarceration: Reducing Violence In
According to national crime statistics, the United States incarcerates more of its citizens at 721 per 100,000 people…
Bullied Bus Monitor A Sign Of The Times?
Seems that when kids on a bus captured this video and posted it they had no idea what the outcome would be, and what…
News and Society Articles (2004)
The Last Oprah Show - Now What?
The last Oprah Show. Yes it’s true. On Wednesday, May 25th 2011, millions of fans, friends and devoted tv followers will tune into the last Oprah Show, ever. After 25 years on television, Oprah Winfrey will take her last bow and forever leave her mark as The Talk Show Queen.…
By:  in  News and Society   May 24, 2011  
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Riots In Vancouver BC 2011 - The Real Stanley Cup Losers
Riots In Vancouver BC 2011, June 15th. Well if one thing's for certain, Vancouver Canucks fans are more than disappointed at the 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins, winners of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. In fact, even before the game was over, riots in Vancouver BC 2011 began to…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Jun 15, 2011  
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Strongvpn Com Blocked In China
Strongvpn.com, one of the biggest names in vpn companies, one of the safe-havens for expats and Chinese citizens inside The Great Firewall of China trying to tunnel their ways out has been blocked. For as long as China has been restricting internet access, so has Strongvpn.com been providing a vpn's…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Mar 19, 2011  
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Is Starbucks the Home Front for the New Revolution ?
Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz has fired a shot across the bow of the political status quo, demanding that those aboard the sinking ship, stand and deliver or stand down. Within thirty hours of his challenge, he had garnered thousands of supportive responses but no reply from the politicians that he…
By:  in  News and Society   Aug 24, 2011  
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Perseid Meteor Shower Top Ten Tips for A Spectacular View Of This Natural Show
This is probably the best meteor shower of the year. It is the most reliable, as it regularly generates a visible meteor every 60 seconds. And, most people have heard of it. So, let’s look at what you can do to enhance your view. Find a dark Sky. Not as…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Environmental   Aug 12, 2011  
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Is Investment Parenting A Waste Of Time?
Are you the sort of parent who pushes your child to do all sorts of activities? According to Dr Caplan, a well known parenting guru from the George Mason University in Virginia, America, if you do so then you’re probably wasting your time. In his new book to be published…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   May 16, 2011  
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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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The Dougherty Gang Caught In Colorado
The three siblings who were accused of crimes in both Florida and Georgia were caught today after a high speed chase in Walsenburg Colorado. Grace Dougherty(29),Dylan Dougherty(26), and Ryan Dougherty(21), were accused for robbing a Georgia bank at gun point, and with shooting at a Florida based police officer. A…
By:  in  News and Society   Aug 11, 2011  
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Brad Womack And Emily Maynard Engaged - But Will it Last?
Brad Womack and Emily Maynard engaged.  To many, this was the fairy tale ending... but now that the season is over and true reality hits, their engagement has many viewers wondering if it will truly last? Tonight's two and a half hour finale episode of ABC's The Bachelor drew an…
By:  in  News and Society   Mar 15, 2011  
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The MAC King Has Died! Long Live the King
His arrival was timely. The era of Thomas Edison like inventors had sprung anew. Only the outward appearances had changed  Now there were young college entreprenues that were translating established forms of communication into a personal experience with NO HOLDS BARRED! The sky was the limit and the only restriction…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Oct 06, 2011  
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How to Unblock Facebook In Vietnam
Facebook is the number one social networking site world-wide, so when Vietnam starting blocking it in August 2009, it left many people hanging without a way to interact with their friends and loved ones and wishing they knew how to unblock Facebook in Vietnam. Other Blocked Sites Vietnam’s government has…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Jun 16, 2011  
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Thrift Store Shopping: Great Deals Right In Your Hometown
A lot of people these days LOVE to shop at Wal-mart and the mall and K-mart and all these chain stores and think that $20 for a hoodie that barely fits is a good deal. Well, for those that only have $20 to their name, such as I, think that…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Mar 08, 2011  
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Deadliest US Tornado In 60 Years
The searching for survivors in Joplin Missouri has started and people are coming from the neighboring towns to help. This has been the worse and deadliest U.S. tornado in 60 years. 30 percent of Joplin building's are gone and the death toll is at 122 and expecting to rise. Some…
By:  in  News and Society   May 31, 2011  
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May 21 Doomsday Report
Harold Camping, 89, says May 21 will be the end! Such are the reports being heard. He is the head of the Christian radio network Family Stations Inc. His Family Radio has 66 stations across the country. Should We Believe Camping? First, He predicted Jesus Christ would return in 1994.…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Religion   May 20, 2011  
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Angelina: Disintermediate If You Please
We always shuddered - around the communal table with the desiccated chicken and the stale rice - lovelorn in varying degrees, to hear of lovely Angelina plumping for the United Nations. One of us had actually met her during her UNHCR visit to Baghdad, in the fortress they called the…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Jul 26, 2011  
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Japan Earthquake Updated to 9 By United States Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the recent March 11, 2011 earthquake that hit Japan, to a 9.0 magnitude on March 14.  The earthquake that rocked Tohoku in northern Honshu, Japan, was originally estimated at an 8.9 on the Richter scale, caused a massive tsunami that drove large schools of fish…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Environmental   Mar 15, 2011  
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Earthquake In Myanmar 2011 - Death Toll Rises
Breaking News: Earthquake In Myanmar 2011. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has just struck in the northeastern region of Myanmar, Thursday night, March 24 2011. This, just weeks after the 8.9 earthquake in Japan that has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people. Many living in the remote area are…
By:  in  News and Society   Mar 25, 2011  
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Housing Poblems In The USA
America's economy faces several serious problems like unemployment, huge debt servicing, health issues, and education, but the worst of these is the housing problems in the USA. The housing prices were at their highest in the early months of 2006, but from the mid 2006, there is a steady dip…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Economics   Jun 02, 2011  
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Russian Jet Crashes, Killing 44 People Was It’s Age to Blame?
The age and condition of several Russian jets are being called into question once again, following a crash that killed 44 people and injured several others. That jet one of many that have been questioned as too old to make the grade any longer, especially in some of the extreme…
By:  in  News and Society   Jun 22, 2011  
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Access Facebook In China
Yes, it is now possible to access Facebook in China. For those of you that might be waiting for China to open it's doors to western social networking sites, you can just keep on waiting, it's not going to happen. There are some rumors starting to circulate about Mark Zuckerberg…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   May 19, 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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Proud To Be A Faithless Heathen
Faith is a terrible thing. It has the same condescending quality as “Because I said so”. To begin any other enterprise, we are required to do our ‘due diligence’, to analyze and double check the apparent facts of a certain case—it is considered the only way to assure that any…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Religion   Oct 17, 2011  
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What Does the Bible Say About Friendship?
I live in Argentina. A few days ago I was having coffee with my wife. We love to have a cup of coffee together. My mom who lives close was watching my two daughters so that we could have a date together (with our four month old baby). It was…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Religion   Jul 23, 2011  
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Is the Bible Truth?
We live in an age where making absolute claims can be perceived as intolerant, unwise or even dangerous especially if the claims cannot be proven by science. Certainly there are many who make absolute claims who are intolerant and not very kind (and in some cases dangerous). Is the bible…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Religion   Jul 01, 2011  
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In the Us, the Countdown to Default Continues
The United States is just six days away from a catastrophic default and neither side is really giving much ground. Analysts are worried that the political posturing can have devastating results. Currently, House Republicans are suggesting that the only solution is the plan, described as a “work in progress” by…
By:  in  News and Society   Jul 29, 2011  
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Aliens Aren’t the Biggest Shocker In Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico has long been the stuff of legend in the United States. Whispered stories about aliens and spaceship, alien autopsies and clandestine experiments have been the fodder of many conspiracy theories. The most popular of these of course, is that the US government is housing aliens plus their…
By:  in  News and Society   Jun 15, 2011  
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The Beginning Of the End - Blocked Vpns In China
Is this the beginning of the end? Have vpn's in China become obsolete? The recent attempt to block vpns in China by the government may be an omen for internet users in the country. For Chinese citizens and especially for expats living in China, a vpn is a must-have. A…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Apr 08, 2012  
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The Royal Wedding - The Other Side
The royal wedding is due on Friday, April 29th, which is just around the corner. Most of the news sites are concerned with what Prince William thinks about the wedding, or what Catherine Middleton is going to wear. The ceremony itself is going to be broadcasted all over the world,…
By:  in  News and Society   Apr 27, 2011  
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Tonado In Joplin
The state of Missouri is no stranger to violent tornadoes. The state has been hit on several occasion. Last Sunday, May 23, 2011 at about 5:30 p.m. a massive, deadly tornado slammed into the city of Joplin, Missouri. Not fewer than 89 people lost their lives. Joplin is close to…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Weather   May 23, 2011  
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People Benefiting Off Of Steve Jobs Passing
It is sad that one of the most influential people in the world passed.  It is even more sad when people are trying to make a buck off of it.  I'm here to notify of you of one good thing and one bad thing that I recently saw right now…
By:  in  News and Society   Oct 08, 2011  
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The Arab League's foreign ministers have agreed that a new plan must be put in place for Syria to…
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This is the year when I officially joined the ‘Grumpy Old Women Brigade’. My nearest and dearest…
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An article discussing the spending of $75 billion, brought many comments that agreed in a way on…
New Hampshire authorities have said they intend to speak to everyone in the small town of Stewartstown,…

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