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Without ADOS Reparations there Won’t be a Gig Economy

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As a descendant of American slaves it is sometimes easy for me to point out the inequalities that have existed  since the county’s founding. ADOS, or American Descendants of Slavery has given the United States its edge in shaping global policy in business and society. Policies affect the various ways that global business transactions are conducted. With the retreat and decline of the...

Bill Weld Announces for President: Can He Save the GOP?

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A news story which would have seemed insignificant to most people even in a week where one of the most iconic buildings in the world hadn’t been engulfed in flames, is that former Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld has announced his candidacy to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for President, next year. As things stands this bid for the presidency is a long-shot which can...

Backstop the most fitting commemoration of NI centenary

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Two years from now will mark the centenary since Ireland was divided in two, in a manner which was likened by the wife of Edward Carson’s private secretary to ‘cutting a live animal in half.’ There were many problems which demanded resolution as Ireland’s withdrawal from the United Kingdom was negotiated over the course of the preceding decades, and ultimately, as there were such wide-ranging and...

Political Parties and History: Issues Beat Party Affiliation

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Introduction People are increasingly unwilling to place a party label onto themselves. Though they are unwilling to put a party bumper sticker to their car, in practice, studies suggest independents are not that at all, as their voting habits lean one way or the other. However, regardless of leaning, not identifying as a Republican or Democrat, suggests a more open-mind than registered party men...

Genocide Denial in America

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“After every atrocity, one can expect to hear the same predictable apologies; it never happened; the victim lies; the victim exaggerates; the victim[s] brought it upon [themselves]; and in any case, it is time to forget the past and move on. The more powerful the perpetrator, the greater is his prerogative to name and define reality, and the more completely his arguments prevail.” -Judith Herman...

A Little Bit About Passover

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INTRODUCING … GOD The Israelites’ Exodus out of Egypt is one of the most important events in the history of the Jewish people, because it tells the story of how God first contacted the nomadic tribe, introduced the concept of monotheism, and led them out of slavery. Families celebrate the eight-day festival of Passover in the early Spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month...

Andy Warhol Takes Over The Whitney Museum: You See Him Once, You See Him Everywhere

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“Why do people think artists are special? It’s just another job.” Quote from Andy Warhol Work that spans three floors and past decades of influence, yet Andy Warhol can still be considered a contemporary influence on the 21stcentury. Even though he passed in 1987. To see Warhol’s work is like seeing the color red; it is everywhere that you look and many times you see it without realizing what you...

The War Diet

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DIETS NEVER WORK FOR LONG Forty years ago, I believed that scientists and doctors would eventually discover a quick and easy way to lose weight. But after decades spent gaining and losing and gaining again, I’ve learned that when it comes to dropping pounds, there’s one hard and fast rule: expend more calories than you take in. Marketing people want us to believe that there are ways to cut...