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  • The United States- Drug Capital of the World

    Recently, I watched a video on how the drug cartels work, as in their drug trafficking business, narco trade and what countries are funneled the most illegal drugs.  I wish I could find that particular map on the video because it indicated the United States were the largest consumers of illegal...
  • Protecting children from adult entertainment

    June was Pride Month.  I'm fine with people celebrating what makes them happy, though as I've written before about labeling, I think it's a slippery slope to continue to put people in categories rather then accept their uniqueness. My issue with Pride Month is the number of Pride parades that ...
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  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/parliament-passes-the-quartering-act https://www.britannica.com/event/Quartering-Act https://www.americanhistorycentral.com/entries/quartering-act-1765/   New York
  • Branding Oopsies

    I don't know about you all but I personally would rather not know about a companies political stance on a polarizing issue, or would rather not support a company that works too hard with an obvious way of branding for the purpose of shock value to obtain media attention. Case and point on the lates...
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  • The downside to assigning labels to people.

    The downside to assigning labels to human behavior and people with health challenges is that labeling often interferes with positivity of oneself as they now feel they are labeled. When I grew up there were very few people with labels in my world.  It wasn't that conditions and types of people...
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  • How are friendships made?

    Have you ever looked back a few decades of your life and wondered about how you met people that became your friends?  You've met people and became friends through places you've worked, places you've worshiped, through relatives gatherings for holidays, met new friends by seating on an airplane,...
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  • The Link between Dopamine and Gamification

    The Link between dopamine and gamification https://www.growthengineering.co.uk/dopamine-the-science-behind-gamification/ Basically, when we get an unexpected reward, dopamine neurons begin firing. If we’re rewarded enough for a specific action, the dopamine response shifts to occur immedia...
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  • Dear Government, please don't ruin my laundry day!

    I miss my old fashioned light bulbs, I dislike the annoying flow filters on my water faucets. I've grown fatigued with the constant changes in refrigerant. I don't have a gas stove, but if I did then I'd have to wonder if I lived in a state that would regulate their removal then what?  Anyone t...
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  • Hawaii 5-O Series (The Original)

    You may or may not recall Jack Lord from the original series Hawaii 5-0.  The series Hawaii 5-0 spanned some twelve seasons. Remembering Jack Lord: https://www.rememberingjacklord.com/biography Six months before Jack finished college, the United States was drawn into World War II with the ...
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  • Walker Texas Ranger and Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris served in the Air Force in the 1950's.  While in the Air Force he studied and trained in South Korea in martial arts. https://www.biography.com/actors/chuck-norris In the 1960s, Norris opened more than 30 karate studios. He taught several celebrities, including Priscilla Presle...
  • The Detective Series Columbo

      I'd like to think that it's not because I'm getting older that I gravitate to movies and series from twenty years ago or more, but for some reason lately, my husband and I are finding more enjoyment catching up with old programs, shows and series, like Columbo.  You might think that ...
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  • History of Thanksgiving

    The History of Thanksgiving   Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2022 occurs on Thursday, November 24. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgivi...
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  • Has Social Media reached it's Peak?

    We’re Witnessing the End of Social Media Opinion article written by Ian Bogost originally in the Atlantic and redistributed by MSN. Ian Bogost from the  Atlantic wrote: It’s over. Facebook is in decline, Twitter in chaos. Mark Zuckerberg’s empire has lost hundreds of bill...
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  • Knowing History prevents you from repeating bad history.

    History ~  Are your eyes wide open to view through windows from the past, and to look into the vicissitudes of the future? From the time I was young, history, was a fascinating subject for me and until this day, it still is.  I read James Michener's book, Centennial in eighth grade, just ...
  • A Weather Enthusiast Storm Chaser's experience.

    I have many little hobbies and subjects I'm enthusiastic about. One of my favorite science topics I'm drawn too is meteorology with particular interest in severe storms that spawn tornadoes, high winds and hail, as well as hurricanes and their level of damage caused by flooding and high velocity win...
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  • History Quotes

    History ~  Are your eyes wide open to view through windows from the past, and to look into the vicissitudes of the future? From the time I was young, history, was a fascinating subject for me and until this day, it still is.  I read James Michener's book, Centennial in eighth grade, just ...
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