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American Education – Dead Poets Society

The following quotes are in relation to the original story published in various news websites and blogs. Incidentally, I make it a habit to not only read corporate spun articles but also the underlying comments which often present more insight and analysis then the primary source. Interesting comment regarding some observational differences between priorities.  (…)

Divide and conquer – Treyvor Martin Distractions

Divide and conquer? This tactic historically has many applications, both in contemporary wars and in domestic operations. Considering how most of the nation and world was typically divided along predictable racial patterns, it was illuminating to see someone was looking beyond the veneer of the obvious media diversionary rhetoric. I discovered this interesting post, in(…)

McDonalds Charges Toilet Fee: Pissing Against The Wind For € .20

McDonalds Charges Toilet Fee: Pissing Against The Wind For € .20

McDonald’s Charges Toilet Fee in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Let it be clear this is not a rant comparing aspects of socialism against capitalism. However, living in a modern plutocracy ruled by an oligarchy of technocrats, banker-politico robber barons and PC apologists, does influence one’s perception and cultural bias. Needless to say I was not impressed(…)

NH Schiphol Airport Hotel: Wall Paintings

NH Schiphol Airport Hotel in Amsterdam is a unique place for numerous reasons. The following are some of the rather odd and macabre original artwork which grace the walls of the NH Schiphol hotel in Amsterdam. This is a monstrous hotel with winding corridors, a breezy alcove and a delightful multilingual staff. The walls in(…)

Homeless Pastor: Vanity is my Favorite Sin

Is a homeless pastor who lives in a van in southwest Florida an uncommon sight? Unfortunately the preponderance of suburban sprawl has become an iconic staple of middle class America, effectively breeding social and cultural factors that are a direct result of a peculiar mix of social isolation, limited education, conformity and segregation. Those who(…)

Vrijheid spreek je af (Freedom you speak of)

Vrijheid spreek je af (Freedom you speak of)

This article deals with an Utrecht University contest review. In March of 2013 I decided to enter a Dutch essay contest which was sponsored by the Department of Sociology of the University of Utrecht and the Algemeen Dagblad/Utrecht newspaper. Here is the original Facebook announcement posted by the Humanities Faculty: The winner would receive 500(…)

Fiverr Review – Electronic Caregiver Scam

Fiverr Review – Electronic Caregiver Scam

This is an honest Fiverr Review. An online acquaintance provided this unfortunate incident which concerns the over hyped popular social media platform, Facebook and that horrendous micro-job racketeering website known as Fiverr. Like many people today, she uses Fiverr along with various clones sites to generate additional side income. Nothing wrong with that when you(…)

Florida Idiot – The Religious Cracker (Literally)

Florida Idiot – The Religious Cracker (Literally)

Florida idiot? Yes, definitely, they exist and the news is the best source to exemplify the stereotype. The colloquial term for the indigenous white trash hillbilly in Florida is cracker. How ironic that this tidbit of news would actually involve a delusional nut-job, who happens to be a cracker raving about a divinely inspired Goldfish(…)

Craigslist, Florida and Goodwill

Craigslist, Florida and Goodwill

Craigslist Florida and Goodwill? Can any other combination of words seems so disassociated and meaningless. Perhaps, but when you consider that the online forum, Craigslist is a key factor in this story, then it makes perfect sense. Since I had relocated to Florida, the culture shock was very apparent and the available time of observation(…)

University of Florida – College Student with No Insurance

University of Florida – College Student with No Insurance

Florida College Student No Insurance? Actually sounds like a normal and contemporary position for most students. Way to go Florida for setting a possible precedent on furthering the indebtedness of college students. Then again this is a state were education as a priority is on the extreme low side of the national curve. It is(…)