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Hello there and thank you for reading. I am here writing because sometimes I have to let my creative juices flow. Some articles are academic, some are just my random thoughts on the world and life. I welcome all comments and thank you for taking the time to read my hubs.

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  • Trump's America: This is who we are
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    Trump's America: This is who we are

    5 months ago

    Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States of America. Many are shocked that such a man could win the highest office is the land. But Trump exemplifies America. This is who we are

  • Thank You Arco Arena
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    Thank You Arco Arena

    17 months ago

    Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena is closing its door to make room for a State of the Art Entertainment and Sports Complex in Downtown. As much as a new arena was needed, the old barn will be missed.

  • Sacramento Kings Fans - Maloofery Still Exists
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    Sacramento Kings Fans - Maloofery Still Exists

    5 months ago

    Bad customer service can ruin what it is supposed to be a good time. The new owners of the Sacramento Kings promised the service of the past is gone. They were wrong.

  • Best Movies to Watch on New Years Eve
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    Best Movies to Watch on New Years Eve

    15 months ago

    Staying home on New Years Eve doesn't have to mean a boring night. There are great movies that you can watch. The following is a list of the some of the best movies to watch on New Years Eve.

  • Why Democrats Will Lose The Midterm Elections
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    Why Democrats Will Lose The Midterm Elections

    4 years ago

    Anyone who follows politics knows that the midterm elections are coming in November. Almost every political pundit, and everyone on Fox News, predicts that Democrats will lose a substantial amount of seats in November....

  • The Republican Fear Machine
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    The Republican Fear Machine

    20 months ago

    President Franklin Roosevelt said that "we have nothing to fear, but fear itself."  Since September 11, 2001, the Republican Party has done everything in its power to make sure that Americans have feared fear itself. ...

  • Separate But Not Equal
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    Separate But Not Equal

    4 years ago

    The separate but equal doctrine arose out of the Supreme Court case of Plessy v. Ferguson. The Plessy case upheld the practice of segregation in private businesses stating that if separate services were provided to...

  • Hotel Review - Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites - Not A Magical Place
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    Hotel Review - Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites - Not A Magical Place

    18 months ago

    So the family decided it was time for a nice little vacation. Why not take the kids to Disneyland? We go to Disneyland almost every year and have our plan in place. We do not stay at any of the Disneyland resort hotels...

  • An Overview of Stagflation
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    An Overview of Stagflation

    5 years ago

    With so much emphasis being placed on the state of the American economy on news channels and at dining tables across the nation, it is important to understand what specific economic terms mean.  One such economic term...

  • Racism In America: Brown is the new Black
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    Racism In America: Brown is the new Black

    15 months ago

    Many ask whether racism still exists in America. The answer is yes. But it has taken on different forms and has its scope has grown.

  • God Hates America
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    God Hates America

    5 months ago

    There is a group in America that protest the funerals of the brave men and women who return from Iraq and Afghanistan in a casket. This group holds up signs in front of the grieving parents, children and spouses that...

  • The Best Family Restaurants In Sacramento
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    The Best Family Restaurants In Sacramento

    5 months ago

    Going out to dinner is a favorite and fun family activity.  Sacramento, California’s capitol city, offers many great restaurants for families. From restaurants for those special occasions to restaurants for some good...

  • National Sorry Day
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    National Sorry Day

    3 years ago

    On May 26, there is an unofficial holiday in Australia called National Sorry Day.  The day commemorates the day a national report called “Bringing Them Home” was official handed to the Australian government in 1997...

  • Best Thanksgiving Movies For Kids
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    Best Thanksgiving Movies For Kids

    19 months ago

    Looking for something for the kids to do while dinner is cooking on Thanksgiving? These classic movies may help.

  • Top Ten Halloween Costumes For College Students
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    Top Ten Halloween Costumes For College Students

    2 years ago

    Many people believe that Halloween is just a kid’s holiday and that adults should not be dressing up.  But why should only kids have the fun?  And where do college kids fit in all of this?  The answer is simple:...

  • Common Superstitions Regarding Numbers And Dates
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    Common Superstitions Regarding Numbers And Dates

    6 years ago

    Human Beings are odd creatures sometimes.  For some reason, every culture on Earth has its own sets of superstitions.  In every culture around the world there is a set of beliefs held by the people that have nothing...

  • Strange But Fun College Mascots
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    Strange But Fun College Mascots

    4 years ago

    A lot of thought goes into where a person goes to college. A prospective students considers their major, reputation, school rankings, extracurricular activities and many other factors. One thing that student probably...

  • Racial Undertones
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    Racial Undertones

    5 years ago

    Former President Jimmy Carter is being blasted by Republicans for stating that much of the opposition to the policies of President Barack Obama is based on race rather than policy. While certainly not everybody who...

  • Great Sitcom Final Episodes
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    Great Sitcom Final Episodes

    18 months ago

    Throughout the history of television there have been hundreds of sitcoms.  Those funny little shows that bring twenty two minutes of laughs and memories.  Most sitcoms do not have a long shelve life.  Most were...

  • Understanding the Hearsay Evidence Rule
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    Understanding the Hearsay Evidence Rule

    3 years ago

    Generally speaking, hearsay evidence is an out of court statement used to prove the truth of the matter asserted. Put simply, hearsay evidence is when a person testifies as to what someone else said in order to prove...

  • An Overview Of Proper Golf Etiquette
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    An Overview Of Proper Golf Etiquette

    2 years ago

    Golf is an old and traditional gentlemen’s game. As such, there are two different sets of rules of golf. There are the rules of the game itself and the rules that govern proper golf etiquette. The Golf etiquette rules...

  • 1990's Ska
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    1990's Ska

    5 years ago

     Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s.  Ska was the precursor to reggae and combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with Jazz and Rhythm and Blues.  The current version of ska...

  • The Doolittle Raid Of Japan
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    The Doolittle Raid Of Japan

    3 years ago

    On December 7, 1941, the island nation of Japan conducted a surprise attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack sank four U.S. Navy Battleships and severely damaged four more. The attack sank or...

  • NRA and Conservative Support of Arming Terrorists Legally
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    NRA and Conservative Support of Arming Terrorists Legally

    15 months ago

    Recent reports claim that known and suspected terrorists have been legally buying guns in the United States. Under the Bush Administration, those that are found on the terror watch list that have tried to buy guns or...

  • An Overview Of Boxing Weight Divisions
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    An Overview Of Boxing Weight Divisions

    7 years ago

    Boxing is an exciting but brutal sport. Two men stand in a ring, toe to toe, and fight until one of them either is lying on the canvas or the fight ends and three judges decide the winner. Bigger fighters have more...

  • Why Sacramento Is The Capital Of California
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    Why Sacramento Is The Capital Of California

    16 months ago

    Ask any grade school student in New York or Chicago what City is the capital of California; most would likely say Los Angeles or San Francisco. As amazing as it may seem, however, the Capitol of California is the City...

  • The First Presidential Assassination Attempt
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    The First Presidential Assassination Attempt

    5 years ago

    Through the course of American History, there have been four confirmed Presidential Assassinations and two more rumored assassinations. There have also been over 90 confirmed Presidential Assassination attempts on...

  • The Real Uncle Sam
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    The Real Uncle Sam

    7 years ago

    Who is the real Uncle Sam?

  • Best Arguments In Baseball History
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    Best Arguments In Baseball History

    7 years ago

    Every sport has rules and those rules are enforced by objective referees, umpires and judges. During every game and match, someone disagrees with a call made by these objective observers. Sometimes these arguments...

  • Benedict Arnold:  From Founding Hero To Traitor
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    Benedict Arnold: From Founding Hero To Traitor

    6 years ago

    The name Benedict Arnold in American lore is synonymous with being a traitor to the United States. And with good reason. Benedict Arnold for his own personal reasons and benefit committed crimes against the American...

  • Mississippi Burning Comes Full Circle
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    Mississippi Burning Comes Full Circle

    6 years ago

    The small Mississippi town of Philadelphia has a notorious and sordid past. Fifty years ago the town of only seven thousand was in the middle of the fight for civil rights and stood for the South’s continued...

  • The First Capital of California:  Monterey
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    The First Capital of California: Monterey

    7 years ago

    American elementary school students learn each of the fifty State Capitals within the United States.  Many are shocked to learn that Albany is the State Capital of New York.  Many more are shocked to learn that...

  • The Story of Tellico Dam and The Snail Darter
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    The Story of Tellico Dam and The Snail Darter

    10 months ago

    The Snail Darter is a tiny little fish that is native to the waters of Tennessee. In 1975, the Snail Darter was placed on the newly created Endangered Species List. In 1984, its status was lowered to threatened. Even...

  • Eureka - The State Motto Of California
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    Eureka - The State Motto Of California

    6 years ago

    The State Motto of the State of California is “Eureka.” Eureka comes from the Greek and means “I have found it.” The California State Motto is the only State Motto rendered in Greek. The term Eureka is found...

  • Famous Mistakes In Baseball History
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    Famous Mistakes In Baseball History

    6 years ago

    Baseball has a long and rich history. From Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Pete Rose through today, Baseball is rich in tradition and nostalgia. With this long history comes a rich tradition of horrible mistakes that have...

  • Odd Coincidences in American Presidential History
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    Odd Coincidences in American Presidential History

    24 months ago

    Come learn about strange coincidences in American Presidential History

  • When Did Being Liberal Become A Bad Thing?
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    When Did Being Liberal Become A Bad Thing?

    6 years ago

    I am a self described Liberal. I believe in the power of government to do good without infringing of individual rights. I believe in protecting our environment, regulating the market and defending a woman's right to...

  • Protecting The Environment: NEPA v. CEQA
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    Protecting The Environment: NEPA v. CEQA

    5 months ago

    I. INTRODUCTION The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a revolutionary time for the role of government and the protection of the natural environment. For perhaps the first time in the nation’s history, the...

  • Sacramento's Tower Bridge
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    Sacramento's Tower Bridge

    7 years ago

    On a cold December day in 1935, thousands of the citizens of Sacramento, California gathered at the end of M Street to celebrate the dedication of their city's new landmark. An accumulation of sixteen months of hard...

  • The Legacy of Harry Truman
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    The Legacy of Harry Truman

    6 years ago

    Presidential history differs from the other disciplines of history in that from the moment a president takes office his legacy and background are under scrutiny. As soon as a president first walks through the front door...

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