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Don't Be a Dream Killer I've been told racism still exists.  I'm not sure why I've been told this or reminded of this.  When this info has been passed on to me it's come in one of two forms. ...

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I *Might* Follow You I'm far from an expert on Twitter.  In fact, I only gave it a try after hearing a real expert go on and on about it for probably the tenth time.  What I'd classify myself...

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I believe This is Yours? Looking around and watching the world go by can be interesting. No, I'm not saying you should sit and do nothing in life but watch it pass by. You should occasionally...

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Second Time's Easier but is it Better? If you've been following along here and on Twitter (and who isn't, right?) you'll know that I've dipped my toes into the world of writing.  Through what can only be described...

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The Other Shoe Has Fallen Some may not have heard the news but on March 1st I and some 2400 others were informed that short of finding another job within the company, our services would no longer be...

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Your Lunch Buddy

Posted on : 09-05-2010 | By : Orion | In : Government, Observations

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There goes lunchMuch has changed in the way food is presented to us.  Nutritional labels, identifying food’s origin, and warning labels serve to protect us as consumers.  At the same time certain things have risen like portion sizes, obesity, and the resulting cost of related health care.  Some states and even the federal government have used regulations and are looking to do more along these lines to stem the tide.  Of course industry lobbyist paint a picture that these efforts not only negatively impact companies but unfairly target some ethnic and economic groups.  Personally, I don’t buy their position.

There are, however, a few things I didn’t know before that I thought to share.  You won’t find any study or survey results here.  If you’re interested then go ahead and use one of the links here or your favorite search engine to dig a little deeper.

SB 1070 – Too Hot, Too Cold, or Just Right?

Posted on : 24-04-2010 | By : Orion | In : Observations, Political

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On April 23, 2010 Arizona’s Governor, Jan Brewer, signed into law the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.” This Act is viewed to be the most restrictive and perhaps invasive legislation to “discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.”  If you haven’t read the 17 page bill I highly encourage you do so and have included links at the end for your convenience.  In it you’ll likely find aspects that you agree, oppose, feel are overreaching, or do not go far enough to achieve the goal of reducing the number of illegal individuals in the United States by making “attrition through enforcement the public policy”.

What follows is my take on the Arizona’s new law and only the law.

Wake Up America

Posted on : 21-08-2009 | By : Orion | In : Government, Observations, Political

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I love debates. I just worry when things aren’t reviewed. Today I got yet another chain letter regarding H.R. 1388. The subject and title was “WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

Wake Up America? Yes, please do and quickly!!

H.R. 1388 was passed behind our backs? What? By the way the bill is also entitled “The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.”