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July 21, 2017 - 10:44 am
The person at the intersection is holding a sign asking for money. The person appears to be homeless and usually shows obvious signs that he, or she, has not been in a situation to maintain basic hygiene. Our reaction to that person at the intersection can range from empathy to outrage. We can be...
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July 19, 2017 - 10:28 am
It’s a famous highway; and at one time before the I-10 was completed, it was the route everyone took going east or west through southern Louisiana. It’s Highway 90, and I remember as a kid driving with my family along Highway 90 whenever we went to the Mississippi or Florida Gulf Coast beaches...
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July 18, 2017 - 9:58 am
Overnight in Washington, D.C., the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare died suddenly. There had been talk of its deteriorating condition, but there was still hope the Trumpcare bill would make it. Some Republicans were with the bill as it breathed its last breath; others had already begun to...
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July 17, 2017 - 10:27 am
Every day the local news includes stories about murders, shootings, armed assaults and armed carjackings; and every day honest citizens from the city and the surrounding areas are vowing to stay away from New Orleans. Many of those who do continue to come to the city express new fears, and the...
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July 14, 2017 - 10:42 am
“Once again, we are witnessing the dark side of social media.” That was the observation made by Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania during a press conference detailing the arrests of three teenagers for physically and sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman in a Facebook Live video. Chief Papania...
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July 12, 2017 - 10:16 am
The criticism of rock stars who use their stage at a concert to promote a political agenda or to bash or condemn a president comes from those who say, “I came to the concert to hear their music, not their politics!” Often that criticism comes from those who disagree with the views expressed, and...
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July 11, 2017 - 10:57 am
It’s not surprising that the number of registered Democrats in the state of Louisiana has decreased over the past 16 years. A new analysis from JMC Analytics shows that there has been a significant decrease in the number of registered white Democrats while the number of registered white Republicans...
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July 05, 2017 - 10:38 am
While America was celebrating its independence by shooting fireworks into the sky, North Korea declared its own type of independence by firing the ultimate rocket into the sky – an ICBM. The successful test of an ICBM was a bold, new testament to North Korea’s Dictator Kim Jung-Un’s resolve to ramp...
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July 03, 2017 - 11:06 am
“ Why are you going to Essence Fest ” is the question I got from some people; and when I posted a LIVE Facebook feed on my page (Scoot on the Air), I got comments alluding to my safety. Let’s just address the elephant in the room: I was a “white rocker” at Essence Fest; and I was one of only a few...
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June 29, 2017 - 11:32 am
Are the renegade ATV and dirt bike riders in New Orleans and the brazen attackers of tourists stupid or arrogant? There is a difference. The definition of stupid is lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind . The definition of arrogant is showing an offensive attitude of superiority . It...
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