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    Apple Logos Go Red for World AIDS Day Fundraising

Apple Logos Go Red for World AIDS Day Fundraising

Apple’s famous fruit-themed logo got a bit of an update on Monday as signs all over the world lit up red in commemoration of World AIDS Day. In addition to making a rare change to the logo, the tech giant is donating a portion of proceeds from certain apps to charity as part of their two-pronged observation of the day. As one of the world’s largest technology companies, Apple’s support

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    The Newsroom in its Final Season

The Newsroom in its Final Season

There are some television viewers who prefer intelligent presentations instead of the idiocy of ‘reality shows.’ Aaron Sorkin is the creator and writer of the ‘Newsroom,’ a thought provoking and fact based-series. This is its third and final season. Its short duration reflects the fact that it’s not about vampires or degenerates; it is about actual events which occurred in our nation and around the world; and includes the surrounding

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    Fracking: Not in my Neighborhood

Fracking: Not in my Neighborhood

Oil and gas companies have never been concerned about people or the environment. Although they spend millions of dollars attempted to convince the people of the United States otherwise, the truth is there for all to see. What they do care about are profits. One of their most destructive practices causes more pollution than drilling. Many are saying, ‘fracking; not in my neighborhood. Fracking is the process of drilling underground

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    Thursday Night Football is an Embarrassment for the NFL

Thursday Night Football is an Embarrassment for the NFL

Five out of seven Thursday night games have been worse than a reality show. Home teams have such an extreme advantage that watching these games is more of a waste of time than taking the time to view American Idol. Thursday Night Football has become an embarrassment to the NFL image. It wasn’t necessary, and fans were ambivalent about it. The owners and CBS wanted it and their reason was

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    Wal-Mart is Synonymous with Greed

Wal-Mart is Synonymous with Greed

Wal-Mart reports record-breaking profits each year. There seems to be a store on every corner, forcing small businesses to close their doors. Wal-Mart is synonymous with greed, and is now seeking even greater profits by removing health care for some employees. Wal-Mart cites ‘rising health care costs’ in its decision to stop providing benefits for some of its part-time employees in the United States. Beginning on January 1st, employees working

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    Women Remain Third Class Citizens

Women Remain Third Class Citizens

There is no doubt that racism is on the increase in the United States. Rhetoric says otherwise, but the facts are there. Equally upsetting is the status of women in America; it is on the decline. Political and social efforts by a country which is male dominated has confirmed the fact that women remain third class citizens. For as long as most of us can remember women have been fighting

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    Ads Attempting to make the Evil Disappear have not Changed the Truth

Ads Attempting to make the Evil Disappear have not Changed the Truth

The ‘Clearwater Horizon’ was a glitch; at least that’s what BP wants us to believe. Their present advertisements extoll the company’s virtues as job creators and a company which is deeply concerned about the environment. Pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufactures, and the coal industry continue to make attempts to place them in a more favorable position in the public eye. Corporations continue to attempt to make the evil disappear, but they

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    Generating Jobs a Catch 22?

Generating Jobs a Catch 22?

Job creation is a complex and has a is a multifaceted process that depends on largely on definitions. Most government officials extol the idea that small business generates almost all of the jobs in this country. By their definition that is true. By government standards, any business with less than 500 employees is considered a small business. Unfortunately by this definition 99.7 percent of all businesses fall into this category.

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