Fish Farming, Human Health Dangers, Netting And Bycatch; We Must Be Their Voice

picture of fish farming environment where fish are confined in small enclosures

  J. Lee Horrors of Animal Farming and Netting – The Fish Industry This story exposes fish farms and how it affects humans and other living creatures. FISH FARMING Fish farming poses many dangers to humans and wildlife surrounding the farms. The environment they are kept in is cruel, crowded and unhealthy. The dangers allowed in the name of profit effects fish and shrimp, but it extends to humans and other living creatures. My report is not to convince anyone to go vegan or vegetarian.  Its purpose is to open your eyes…

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Nothing Good Comes From Trading Patriotism For Nationalism – “Alt-Right” Is Wrong On Every Level

by Oletta Branstiter The Shocking Reality of Nationalism No one should be surprised at the mayhem that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday. Shocked? Yes. Horrified? Yes. Disgusted? Yes. After the eight years of racial tension and provocation by the Obama administration, Americans without a firm moral compass, historical perspective, and Constitutional understanding chose to endorse a man who campaigned on the premise of vengeful Nationalism. Donald Trump never represented Patriotism. As a demagogue, he used powerful populism to whip up the reactionary emotions of his followers to accept a type…

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The Impact Of Marijuana Laws In America In The Post Colorado Amendment 64 Era

budding Marijuana plants in seed starter box

by Richard Cameron Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), earlier this week submitted a bill that would legalize marijuana on the federal level and not only that,  but allow states to form their own policies on Cannabis, plus target states that have arrests and incarceration rates that are disproportionately affecting the poor and minorities. In a statement introducing the legislation, Booker said: “For decades, the failed War on Drugs has locked up millions of nonviolent drug offenders — especially for marijuana-related offenses — at an incredible cost of lost human potential, torn-apart…

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Trump Ignores Commission’s Advice, Says More Cops are Solution to Opioid Crisis

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by Tony Wyman I live in the Opioid Capitol of America, Dayton, Ohio. Per capita, more people will die in my city from overdosing on opioids, drugs like fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, tramadol, than any place in America.   “We’re on a pace to to have 800 people die this year from overdose,” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer told reporters at NBC News. He said the county is trying to fight the crisis by giving officers Narcan, a nasal spray emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioids and reverses the…

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Check It Out: Library Blog – Who Needs School Libraries?

Empty Library Bookcases

by Oletta Branstiter Libraries & Books One of the saddest things you’ll ever imagine is a Library that might have been. To this day, historians lament the destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria, believed to have been destroyed by fire around 2,000 years ago. It is believed that around 295 BCE, the scholar and orator Demetrius of Phalerum, an exiled governor of Athens, convinced Ptolemy I Soter to establish the Library. Demetrius envisioned a library that would house a copy of every book in the world, an institution to…

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The Affliction Of Corruption; The Choice to Lie and Cheat

by J. Lee LIE AND CHEAT YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS   It seems the message of today is the more dishonest you are, the more success you have. That is not how it used to be. In the past, society rewarded good and punished bad. Now the opposite is true and people who lie and cheat gain status. Often success and fame is gained for the wrong reasons. Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;…

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Soccer’s Deadliest Strike Team Ever Is About To Break Up – Neymar Heading To PSG

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by Tony Wyman “Neymar is a figure in the present and future of world football. The Brazilian can beat players, score and produce moments of magic. What more could you ask for?” posits the player’s page on fcbarcelona.com.  Apparently, Barca supporters could ask for him not to abandon them. But that seems likely to happen this week when Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., the 25-year-old Brazil superstar, finalizes a deal to leave Barcelona FC and his strike partners, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. Neymar, arguably the greatest player ever to take…

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Revolution Through Education – Trading the Institution of Schooling for the Inspiration of Learning

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by Oletta Branstiter A New Secretary of Education The nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education caught many by surprise. Candidate Donald Trump had included the Department of Education in his wish list of cuts during his efforts to prove his Republican bona fides. Some Conservatives, who were otherwise turned off by his personality and lack of Constitutional knowledge were encouraged by his promises to reduce the role of government in their daily lives. Instead of dismantling the extra-Constitutional tax-funded money pits, former Democrat President Trump opted to nominate…

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Animal Farming – (The Poultry Industry) We Must Be Their Voice

photo of large, industrial poultry farm and the inhumane lack of room for the animals to move around even to the slightest degree

 by J. Lee Horrors of Animal Farming – The Poultry Industry This story exposes the horrors on poultry farms. Writing it was heartbreaking, but it is a story that needs to be told. Future stories will disclose abuses in other animal farming industries. Animal farming often exploits animals in an inhumane and overcrowded environment. The sad fact is unnecessary suffering occurs when profits are put above humane treatment of living beings. Before you buy poultry find out if the animal was acquired from an animal farm that have been cited for animal…

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1950’s America – Dreaming Of Simpler Times

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by J. Lee Simpler times of days gone by! Who wouldn’t want to revisit the past when times were simple, considering all the turmoil in our daily lives and throughout our world? Many were not around to experience it. We can dream about it as we watch television re-runs. Merriam Webster – Yesteryear; time gone by; especially: the recent past I long for simple times such as in the days of  I love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, Father Knows Best, The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Rifleman. TV shows like those…

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