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In her native Dallas she’s one of the city’s most stylish entrepreneurs, and now the rest of the world is discovering Kathy Fielder. Her Design Life Style brand is a favorite of retailers from Neiman Marcus to The Horchow Collection to One Kings Lane to Rue La La. Earlier this month, the Kathy Fielder Collection for Atlantic, a ready-to-assemble home furniture line was announced, and will hit retailers nationwide in Summer 2017.

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Donald Trump’s Reagan Moment

19Nov

Sometime before Inauguration Day, President-elect Trump will be briefed on the American plan for nuclear war, inclusive of the role he plays in ordering nuclear weapons release (i.e., the “nuclear codes”.)  John F. Kennedy was the first American president briefed on this plan, back in 1961.  Afterwards, a shaken Kennedy told his Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, “And we call ourselves the human race.” President Nixon was similarly appalled. “No matter what we do,” he told his National Security Council, “they the Soviets lose their cities…what a decision.” Ninety million Soviets would die in an American nuclear strike, Nixon was told.  And ninety million Americans would die in a Soviet retaliation

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WASHINGTON ― The biggest potential conflict of interest for President-elect Donald Trump sits about half a mile away from the White House: The Trump International Hotel.

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A week ahead of the deadline, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  on Friday appealed a court ruling that could leave the independent watchdog vulnerable to the whims of President-elect Donald Trump . The financial agency had until next Friday to contest an October decision that essentially left its director, Richard Cordray , at the mercy of the president

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Sharon Jones , the Grammy -nominated soul and funk singer who led the Dap-Kings , died Friday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer .

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To no one’s surprise but everyone’s dismay, 2016 is proving to be the hottest year on record according to the World Meteorological Organization. Delivered at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech, this announcement highlights why countries and companies and cities must act together, focusing on the science and solutions rather than the pitch and yaw of global politics. Changes in climate affect us all but particularly vulnerable populations such as agricultural smallholders – who also form the roots of many of our supply chains.

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WASHINGTON ― White nationalists tried repeatedly throughout the presidential campaign to sanitize their language to appeal to mainstream voters as they threw their efforts behind electing Donald Trump .   White nationalists who tried to play down their white nationalism won a victory this week as the president-elect not only chose Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as his chief strategist ― a man who heads a website that regularly airs white nationalist viewpoints ― but many news outlets also are reluctant to use the specific label “white nationalist,” instead calling Bannon a “ flame-throwing outsider ” and a “ nationalist media mogul. ” Of course, calling a person a “white nationalist” who hasn’t self-identified as one is somewhat fraught.

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The Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog, at www.cihablog.com, has as its mission to “transform the phenomenon of aid to Africa into egalitarian and respectful relationships that challenge unequal power relations, paternalism and victimization.” It focuses particularly on “critical and religious voices to explore connections among issues of faith, governance, gender, and race in colonial and post-colonial contexts.

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Keeping Corporate Innovation Alive

17Nov

The difference between market takers and market makers is not product innovation, it is business model innovation. To compete in the age of the customer , business leaders must graduate from leading incremental to transformational changes, requiring emphasis beyond core capabilities that include investments in new products, services and business model innovation

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Natural disasters are overwhelming. For those directly impacted whose lives are shattered. For the humanitarian landscape responding to the devastating needs on the ground

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WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans are gearing up for an assault on one of the trademark populist achievements of the Obama administration, vowing to take on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the US commitment to addressing global climate change here at the UN climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Marrakech serves as host city for the 22nd Conference of Parties ( COP22 ) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC ). The world must now wait to see if the incoming Trump administration will honor those commitments, or if the US will become a rogue nation that denies the very existence of climate change as a hoax “created by and for the Chinese to make US manufacturing less competitive.” Once inaugurated, Trump will stand as THE ONLY head-of-state who denies the science of climate change.

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Stress is a condition that can happen to anyone. Although it is a part of everyone’s life, it does not mean that it should go unchecked. If your stress levels are not under control then you expose yourself to adverse health challenges It was identified to cause psychological and physical problems

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Twitter Quietly Cracks Down On Racist Trolls

16Nov

Twitter moved quietly Tuesday to suspend some accounts posting racist, white nationalist, anti-Semitic and other hateful content.

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A police officer escorts migrants from a train at Hyllie station outside Malmo. TT News Agency/Reuters Nahikari Irastorza , Malmö University and Pieter Bevelander , Malmö University Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe that has provided protection to a large number of refugees fleeing the war zones of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts speculated recently about whether there was enough soap in America to wash off the mud splattered by the dirty, depressing, and uninspired efforts by both presidential candidates to win votes. A week ago, we answered the question of who will lead us over the next four years.

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Six years ago, Jackie came back from a visit to her friend in Warsaw with the recipe for one of the great simple dumplings: leniwe pierogi, or lazy pierogi. They’re lazy (or the cook is) because, first, there’s no filling, just dough (a delicious cheese-based one at that); and, secondly, because they take just a few minutes to make. They can be eaten by themselves with butter and optional fried breadcrumbs, as a dessert, with butter and sugar, or even as a side dish with braised meat – not traditional, but delicious.

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The changing configuration of landscapes and the increasing natural catastrophes that we are being confronted to are a clear demonstration that climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges of this age. And as a global challenge only a concerted action by world governments in an urgent and effective manner will help us save thousands of lives now and for future generations, because the harmful effects of climate change affect us all, being the effects even more harmful for developing countries, as these have less resources to adapt

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When Your Candidate Loses

16Nov

The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted

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The Difference Between Fear and Intuition

16Nov

Have you ever been in the butterflies-in-your-stomach early phase of a new, emerging love?

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Anything Is Possible

16Nov

If there’s anything that Donald Trump has taught us, it’s that anything is possible in America. Any crazy-ass thing, no matter how insane, no matter how fucked up, is possible.

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who helped write tough immigration laws in Arizona and elsewhere, said in an interview that Trump’s policy advisers had also discussed drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. Kobach, who media reports say is a key member of Trump’s transition team, said he had participated in regular conference calls with about a dozen Trump immigration advisers for the past two to three months.

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Back in March 2016, when the GOP primary was still a going concern and the candidates were jockeying for endorsements and assistants, we made note of the fact that Texas Sen.

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“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without having feet.” – Tupac Shakur The late Tupac Shakur’s poem has always resonated with me. His words speak to the underdog, the overlooked and unsung hero, who finds a way to grow and thrive, against the harshest odds.

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The aftermath of a divorce can be expensive and is an experience that is dreaded by most couples. While lovers try their best to save their marriages, sometimes divorce is the only logical conclusion. And things get hotter when there are huge amounts of wealth that need to be split.

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Are routines useful? How can I establish good ones, if so?

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Can’t Just Sleep Off The Election

15Nov

I’m standing on Pennsylvania Avenue watching Donald Trump’s Inauguration Parade. As he waves to the crowd, I try to shout, but my voice is drowned out by the screaming masses around me. I struggle to speak, but things start spinning and then I’m falling.

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It’s no secret that we’re bombarded with bothersome headlines more often than pleasant ones.

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Daina Trout Daina Trout is the CEO of Health-Ade Kombucha , which she co-founded in 2012 alongside her husband, Justin Trout, and best friend, Vanessa Dew. Daina received her BS from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Nutrition and Public Health from Tufts University, where she honed in on her philosophy that health has everything to do with one’s happiness, not just the science.

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It has been almost a week and I am still not prepared for President Trump. I was sure that Hillary Clinton had it in the bag. I had convinced myself that Donald Trump’s arresting, but toxic, message, his misogyny and rage against the “other”, together with his general lack of discipline, organization or depth would do him in.

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It’s essential that the  Demo cratic Party  becomes more of a grassroots organization,  Sen.  Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) believes.

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This article is cross-posted on TheCommunity.com Authors: Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Patron of WithOneSeed Andrew Mahar, CEO, Xpand Foundation As the aftermath of the US election fixes our attention internationally, and will continue to do so as we wait to see what happens next, the issue of climate change is only accelerating in urgency. We must not allow ourselves to lose focus, particularly on the climate talks currently underway in Marrakech (COP22)

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Iced Coffee Cocktail Iced Coffee Cocktail is a Sweet and Fabulous, Caffe Shakerato. This Iced Coffee Cocktail – will have tongues wagging. Serve it after dinner or as an afternoon delight and give a twist to the regular ol’ Iced Coffee

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Denver is making green history yet again. The city’s voters appear to have legalized the social use of marijuana in permitted private establishments, according to election results released Monday evening

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Shantel VanSanten has never been accused of shooting the president. But she’s still had to do some fighting to get to where she is today, which is a starring role in USA’s new action drama Shooter , premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.

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WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump is reportedly considering appointing Clare Lopez, an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist, to serve as his deputy national security adviser. Lopez is the vice president of the Center for Security Policy, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that focuses on the threat of Islamic jihad.

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Headline Hangover: Welp, Here We Are.

15Nov

Welcome to Headline Hangover – our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here’s a look back some of the headlines that caught my attention for the week of November 6, 2016: President-Elect …uhh..

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The good news about the civil rights struggle, suggests a new PBS special, is that we’re winning it. The less good news is that it will never be won

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Many governments persecute people of religious faith. However, one nation stands out: North Korea

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Earth To Trump: Go Green

14Nov

Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true.

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Our Big Fat Queer Wedding

14Nov

I fell in love with a woman, named Dawn, who values diversity as much as I do… I had to marry her. So what a better way to celebrate our union than to have a Big Fat Queer Wedding! When we talked about a theme, there was only one logical answer for both of us, Let Your Freak Flag Fly! We wanted to celebrate in the way we live our life.

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Notice to Trump: We’re Ready

14Nov

On January 14, thousands will converge in Washington, D.C. as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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In Cinzana, Mali, cooperative vegetable gardens were established with access to water, tools & land, to diversify their food and livelihoods (Photo:UNDP) After last year’s successful adoption of the Paris Agreement, climate negotiators and activists are now on their way to Morocco.

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An Everyman’s Guide To Moving To A New City

14Nov

Congratulations! You got the job offer you’ve been working toward since you graduated college. There’s just one hitch ― you live in Brooklyn, and they’re in Chicago. Looks like you’ll need to plan a big move, stat

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Meatless Monday: Table Manners

14Nov

I believe going vegan has a positive impact on your health, your karma, your planet, but you can argue otherwise and I will listen and not reject you.

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I did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president and, like most people, I was surprised when he won. On January 20th he becomes our head of government and head of state; the president is both prime minister and king.

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Frank Sinatra records would rarely be confused with Public Enemy records.

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Lessons Learned At The Esalen Benefit Weekend

14Nov

For those of you who do not already know, the Esalen Institute is home to a truly unique, magical, loving, authentic community of highly intelligent, well-educated and talented thought-leaders committed to positive global transformation. I was extremely honored to be invited to teach alongside some of my favorite teachers such as Sally Kempton , Terry Hunt, Chip Conley and so many others, but when they told me that Reverend Michael Beckwith would also be there I have to admit that I was intimidated

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Sorry, Orson. This time we’re invading Mars, not the other way around.

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Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality – is dead. Regulations and consumer protections – dead.

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John Oliver summed up many people’s feelings on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” when he named 2016 “the fucking worst,” and tried to make sense of Donald Trump ’s victory. All roads led back to the same important question: “What the fuck do we do now?” “We’re going to need to stay here and fight, and not just politically in four years when he’s up for reelection, but constantly, monitoring legislation as it moves through Congress, and fucking voting when your legislators come up for reelection in two years,” Oliver said.

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Criminal hate crime incidents reported to police increased 6.8 percent in the United States in 2015, according to official FBI data released today. There were 5,850 incidents in 2015, compared to 5479 reported in 2014, the widely anticipated report showed .

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Why Do Women Hate Each Other?

14Nov

For the first time in my 50 years on this earth, I have started to doubt that I will see a woman president in my lifetime. There I said it. I have had to wrestle with, and accept a fact so foreign and unexplainable to me: a lot of women seem to have an innate bias against other women

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In November 1983, The Pointer Sisters released their most successful album, Break Out , which spawned four Top Ten singles, won two Grammy Awards, and sold three million copies. One of its hits, The Neutron Dance , prominently featured in Beverly Hills Cop , peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #4 in Australia, and #1 in Canada

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Ayahuasca has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes by indigenous healers in Brazil’s northwestern Acre state for centuries. Luna Parracho/Reuters Rafael Guimarães dos Santos , Universidade de Sao Paulo Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime , Vegetal , Hoasca , Kamarampi , Huni ..

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By: Manoj Jain MD and Mark W. Muesse PhD The pain is silent, subtle and gnawing, like that of being overlooked for a promotion, or being rejected by your dream college. Over 60 million American s who voted for Hillary Clinton may be groping for a way to overcome such a pain after the stunning loss of their presidential candidate.

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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday claimed that the wave of protests against President-elect Donald Trump are “exaggerating the fears” of his presidency, despite an increase in acts of racism and bigotry since the election Tuesday. “I feel very bad about that,” Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week,” addressing the protests.

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Some travelers prefer the beach and nature, others have a soft spot for the pool, and everyone wants a killer view. For all those times when you can’t choose between the two, there’s an infinity pool.

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By AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun – Asian Millennials, born between the early 1980s-early 2000s, are eating out more often and more interested in traveling abroad than Western counterparts. In particular, Millennials in emerging markets such as China and India are seeing their average wage increase and their buying power will increase further in the coming years. Let’s look at the spending habits of the Millennials in Asia.

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As a single woman dating over 50, what are your thoughts about deal breakers in the men you want to meet? Just to be clear on what a deal breaker actually is…. They are qualities a man has that you CAN’T TOLERATE in your life or they are qualities a man MUST HAVE in order to date you, such as the same religion or culture.

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Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji – Stands Up For Them) In what seemed like a virtual nightmare a misogynist bigot was elected as the President of the United States. Of course he is called the “President-Elect” until he is sworn in, but the ceremony itself is just a formality

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Donald Trump delivers his victory speech on November 9, 2016 Donald J. Trump is the president elect.

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LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Going it alone on defense and security is not an option for either the United States or Europe, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in an article published on Sunday. During the presidential election campaign Donald Trump, now president-elect, threatened to abandon U.S.

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Not only did American aviator Jimmie Angel not fear to tread here, he actually crashed his plane right on top.

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Japanese Eating Italian Food Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most travelers’ wishes and Italian cuisine is appreciated all over the world.

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It was the American people’s intervention that prevented the annihilation of Trump.

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Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy . Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain

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President Elect Donald Trump

13Nov

President Elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to reassure all Americans that good things are in store for them. “This will prove to be a great time in the lives of ALL Americans.

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At first glance, it is easy to dismiss poker as a silly game that middle-aged men play at their weekly guy’s night to one-up each other and earn some treasured cash winnings. However, first appearances can be deceiving.

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Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian , Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. In retaliation, Pakistan authorities imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on all its TV channels, including Bollywood movies

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The Abrahamic Moment: A Call for Ir-Responsibility. Let us recall Abraham.

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When it comes to the Middle East, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the linchpin and epicenter of many tensions and conflicts across the region. As an Iranian official stated , Iran dominates four Arab capitals

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5 Incredible Baseball Stadiums Across America

12Nov

Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S

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When traveling to Europe there are many different places that one can visit.

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Staying the Couse on National Security Policy

12Nov

Since last Tuesday, U.S. allies and adversaries along with the American people have been wondering what the election means for their future

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A New Donald?

12Nov

To my considerable surprise, I am coming to believe that there may still be hope for Donald Trump.

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It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn’t be.

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How Much Do They Pay You To Protest?

12Nov

“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language

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My wife came down to breakfast Thursday morning still in a daze over the outcome of the election. She said, poignantly, “I feel just like I did after my father died. I used to wake up each day with a sense of dread saying ‘that really didn’t happen, did it?’ But it did happen, just like this election happened, and I’m having that same sense of dread”

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