Author Archives: Sonya

Israel, Gaza, Hamas, and Media

The Jerusalem Post is “Israel’s best-selling English daily and most-read English website.” I decided to check out its top blogs. I read “The Hamas bombardment of Gaza” by The Warped Mirror.   Petra Marquardt-Bigman says that “You won’t see much in the … Continue reading

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Contradict Much?

Incompetent:  1. not competent; lacking qualification or ability; incapable. 2. characterized by or showing incompetence. 3. Law. a. being unable or legally unqualified to perform specified acts or to be held legally responsible for acts. b. inadmissible, as evidence. Competent:  … Continue reading

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Prepared for Consequences

I have had peace talks frequently in my home. I have four children, so this occurs almost daily. It usually goes something like this:  If you hit, kick, or tackle someone; if you bully someone bigger than you; or if you … Continue reading

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This Day in History. Gettysburg Address, 1863

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether … Continue reading

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Summary of Press Conference Remarks 11/14/2012

Summary of Obama’s Remarks in a Press Conference. We are still recovering from a very bad recession and economic crisis. Job creation is the number one priority.  He wants to help small businesses grow, which is why he has met with the “CEO’s … Continue reading

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Big Business, Corporate Greed, and Boycotts

Some people have decided this is the appropriate action after hearing that Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter’s plan is to “reduce workers’ hours in response to Obamacare.”  I have trouble understanding this logic. Perhaps it is because I have a rare quirk that makes me think … Continue reading

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Principle of Least Effort

If you read about me you know that I have used food stamps.  I was working in a factory and decided to attend college.  I didn’t really know what I wanted to do.  I just didn’t want to work in … Continue reading

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