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MySpace Can Be Risky Business Logo“Can I get a myspace account? All my friends have one.”

It was only a matter of time before my grandchildren, girls ages 16 and 17, and a boy, 14, asked this question. “MySpace” has 67 million members posting photos, making mini-videos, browsing chat sites, posting poems or art, and connecting with friends.

My introduction to MySpace came through the MSNBC TV series on child predators who surf this highly popular site looking for vulnerable or curious teens. I watched the series with great interest, while asking the question “where were the parents when their teens were online?” “Did they ever check out where their kids are going online?” «Read the rest of this article»


Happy 43rd Anniversary, 1964 Civil Rights Act! Title VI Compliance Still MIA In Clarksville


President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the Civil Rights act of 1964 with Martin Luther King JR observiingWe are now in the 43rd anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. That’s quite a milestone for the nation. Sadly, it’s a dark anniversary for Clarksville and the state of Tennessee.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law on July 2nd of that year. (Pictured to the left.)History records show our own state legislature didn’t adopt it into the state’s law code until 1993. That’s twenty-nine years after it had became the law of the land! The law of the land, that is, except for the State of Tennessee.

That lag in time may help explain why our own city council has refused, even now, to adopt Title VI of that law, as the city’s official non-discrimination policy. There is a policy statement on display in city offices and the city’s website, to be sure. However, since it is required that the legislative controlling body of local government formally adopt Title VI mandates as official policy to receive federal financial assistance, these displays are meaningless without the council’s follow-thru. A mayoral proclamation is inapplicable. As TDOT’s Commissioner Nicely noted in August 2005, the city is not in compliance with the federal law. «Read the rest of this article»

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Doesn’t this just say it all!


Love the Troops, Hate the War

I am a former Republican, I oppose George W. Bush Jr and his administration, I live in a town near a military base, and I am against the war. That tends to make some people believe that I am not a patriotic American citizen.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s easy to go along with the crowd, to blend in, and be one of the faceless masses, to take the cowards way out. It’s hard to stand up for your principles and do the right thing when it is unpopular, and by doing so making a target out of yourself. «Read the rest of this article»

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League Of Voter Empowerment Candidate Endorsements


League Of Voter Empowerment Candidate Endorsement listSometimes to affect change you have to change yourself. Well a group of concerned citizens have decided that enough is enough and have formed a voters club. In fact the League Of Voter Empowerment (L.O.V.E.) is such a club.

We will endorse and vote for the candidates that we believe best support our agenda and we will work to vote out the elected officials that we know do not have the best interest of their constituents in mind.

The endorsement list you are about to read is the first installment of many that will come out of the membership free, Voters Club (L.O.V.E.). «Read the rest of this article»


EFF’s Spying Case Moves Forward: Judge Denies Government’s Motion to Dismiss AT&T Case


Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)San Francisco – A federal judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF’s) case against AT&T for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying of millions of ordinary Americans. This allows the case to go forward in the courts. «Read the rest of this article»


Soldiers in Iraq shoot dog


Dog shot by SoldiersI was browsing both You Tube and Google video for interesting videos to share with the readers of this site when I stumbled across this one. 

It shows a army patrol in Iraq and a doctor accompanying them shoots a dog, which he claimed was coming at him. The commentator in the video disagreed, and he also states that several of the soldiers were disgusted with the incident and one asked:

What’s the doctor doing out here, with a gun!

I personally think this is sad incident and, and can not help but to wonder how much this and other similar incidents reflects on us as a people, and on us as a nation in the eyes of the Iraqi citizens. «Read the rest of this article»


A Future With Promise


John FarmerMy name is John Farmer and I am a candidate for the Tennessee Congressional District Eight Republican nomination.

As a Conservative, my campaign is certainly about those things you normally think about, pro-Life, pro-Family, Immigration control and the standard fair. However, as a Reagan Conservative, it is about much more than that. «Read the rest of this article»

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Walk the District II


Gregg Schlanger Campaign PosterLast Saturday’s “Walk the District” was a huge success.  Thank you to all who participated. I really appreciate the overwhelming amount of support from all of you. Your encouragement keeps me going.
This Saturday, July 22nd, will be “Walk the District II”.  Please join me for another day of canvassing. We will meet at the Super Giant Dairy Freeze, 1042 S. Riverside Drive, at 10:30 AM, return there for a free lunch at 12:30 and continue canvassing until 3 PM.  If you miss us at 10:30, please come at 12:30 for the afternoon walk. «Read the rest of this article»

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Uncovered: The war on Iraq by Robert Greenwald


Uncovered the war on IraqRobert Greenwald better known for his documentaries “Outfoxed” and “Wal-mart: The high cost of low price”, also did a documentary on the Iraq War.

He describes the documentary as being an important film documenting exactly how the Bush administration hoodwinked the American people into supporting an unnecessary war. A war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, and continues today. «Read the rest of this article»


The Right to Join a Union Makes America Strong


The Right to Join a Union Makes America Strong The right to organize and join a union is a fundamental right which must be preserved and maintained if we are to keep our nation strong. Unions built this nation and built the standard of living that all Americans today enjoy. With the help of trade unions in the United States, workers were able to gain new rights such as the forty hour work week, worker’s pensions, compensation for injury obtained on the job, and living wages. Without Unions we would look more like the developing world , where worker’s have few rights, face hazardous job conditions and receive little compensation for their employment. We would not have the strength and innovation that our economy has without the contribution of our workers and we would not have a healthy and inspired workforce without our unions. «Read the rest of this article»

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