RIP Tom Wolfe

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:40

A conservative gentleman, a scholar, a wordsmith and an architect of sentences. Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. was an extraordinary American author and a progressive journalist who was known for stimulating the New Journalism movement, in which literary techniques are used extensively.

It was twenty years ago that he was interviewed by CBS's Morley Safer. Tom Wolfe 60 Minutes

The Fifth Amendment

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:05

Who may hide behind the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution? This is part of the Bill of Rights and it protects all individuals from being compelled to be witnesses against themselves in criminal cases.

Peace Process?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:43

As Muslims prepare for Ramadan when they fast and pray to grow closer to Allah. This high holiday continues for 30 days, and it is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims are asked to abstain from sex, smoking, swearing, arguments or gossip. Pregnant, breastfeeding and menstruating women are exempt from the fast children, the elderly and the ill also are not required to participate.

SCOTUS Sports Bets

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:19

The US Supreme Court has rule opening the way to sports betting. States may legalize sports betting in a defeat for the major American sports leagues, endorsing New Jersey’s bid to allow such wagering and striking down a 1992 federal law that prohibited it in most places.

Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

Ban Trans Fats

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:54

Fat is one of the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrate and protein. The World Health Organization says trans fats that are often in junk food, baked goods, and fried items are contributing to the deaths of more than 500,000 people annually. This could cause a public health emergency.

Everyone who has dieted has to agree at one time or another that lost pounds often return, and most of us assume the reason is a lack of discipline or a failure of willpower. But anyone can tell you what happens when you assume.

Mother Nature's Dying

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/13/2018 - 22:15

Our planet has been dying a slow death that is now moving faster than ever. On this Mother's Day, we ask why humans allow the slow death of the planet? The citizens of every nation on earth must stand up and say enough, already before it's too late. We only have one planet and we must not allow idiots and imbeciles to ruin it for future generations.

Seems that there's no reason why the world shouldn't shine. Looks like all earth's rivers could run dry. Mother nature is dying each and every day. Does it worry you? Because it worries us all the time.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/13/2018 - 12:55

GUADALUPE Mother of The Americas Our Lady of Guadalupe Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is The Blessed Virgin Mary associated with an image enshrined in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

If you see a colorful procession in your city or town, it may have to do with a venerated "lady" whose presence is ubiquitous in many Latino communities across the U.S and all over The Americas.

Happy Mother's Day

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/12/2018 - 23:19

Happy Mother's Day to every MoM everywhere, and all those folks who should be worshiping their moms. Please, do not listen to her if she says she does not want anything for Mother’s Day Today is the day to honor Mom. Under no circumstances heed her protestations that she doesn’t need any gifts.

First Latino NBA Coach

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/12/2018 - 18:29

40-year-old James Borrego will become the first Latino NBA head coach and one of the youngest ever. Borrego is a Hispanic-American basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.

James Borrego says he doesn’t have fairy dust in his pocket from Spurs to guarantee 60 wins -…