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Things you Should Always Buy Generic
While some people don't care one way or the other, there is still a large portion of people who have a hang-up on buying brand name products. Whether they think generic off-brands will not provide the same quality, they feel like people will look down upon them for buying generic, or whatever else the reason might be, they have trouble getting past buying the big names.
Deteriorating Care in The Medical Industry
There’s an old joke in the medical industry. “What do you call a Doctor who graduated at the bottom of their class? The answer – a doctor. While funny, this silly statement is sadly becoming more and more relevant to quality of care in the medical community today.
Another Housing Bubble is Coming Soon
As the title of this article may seem to indicate, this is speculation. However, I am a big believer in the idea of empirical evidence. And it seems such evidence has some pretty good indicators that the housing situation in America is in a rough place.
Poor Work Ethic Running Rampant in America
Recently, the White House boasted about what was perceived to be very good numbers in terms of unemployment in the United States. Statistically, it fell to 3.4%, which is the lowest since 1969. Sounds good right? Well, that depends on how you actually count those numbers.
The Root Cause of Our Current Epidemic of Violence
A few days ago, we learned the name Tyre Nichols, for unfortunate reasons. This was the 29-year-old black man brutally beaten and killed by five black police officers in Memphis, Tennessee. While most police altercations are nuanced and not clear cut, this was pretty obviously unjustified. Less than a week before that, there was a mass shooting carried out in Monterey Park, California by an elderly Asian-American man at a festival. These are just two of the most recent examples of horrific violence taking place in our country and our world on a regular basis.
Yellowstone, Heartland and the Resurgence of the Modern Western
In the 1950s through about the early 1970s, Westerns on both the movie screen and network television where a total hit and a mainstay in programming. They made stars out of actors like Clint Eastwood and John Wayne. The theme songs became ingrained in our culture. Theses show even inspired phrases and lines that have stuck with us through generations. But then for the next several decades, they largely faded away.
What We Learned From the Damar Hamlin Incident
Until about a week ago, it wouldn’t have been all that surprising if you had never heard the name Damar Hamlin before. Outside of a few locations, he has relatively unknown. But today, if you don’t know that name, then you must have been living under a rock for the last week.