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NFL is wrong, Adrian Peterson should take the field

NFL is wrong, Adrian Peterson should take the field

Perception is a very powerful thing.

NFL fans’ perception of the league this year has been nothing short of horrible.

The Ray Rice saga, the league’s domestic abuse problem, and the Adrian Peterson situation have led to knee-jerk reactions meant to appease the general public. The league doesn’t care about what’s right; they care about what looks right.

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Missed messages

Missed messages

My poster was important. I knew it was vital information. I wanted everyone who came by to see it and take action on it. As I approached the noticeboard of the local library, I was faced with a harsh reality. It was full.

Here I was with an important message, or so I thought, about a food drive to help the Mid-South Food Bank. The information I wanted to share had the potential to make a difference in someone’s life.  But the board where I wanted to place the message was full of other flyers, posters and business cards. I am sure that everyone else thought that their message was equally as important.

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Medicare plans offer improved quality, steady premiums

Medicare plans offer improved quality, steady premiums

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

As we prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on October 15 and ends on December 7, Medicare wants everyone to know that quality continues to improve both in Medicare Advantage and in the Part D Prescription Drug Program.

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Will an emboldened GOP turn on Obama’s attorney general pick Loretta Lynch?

Will an emboldened GOP turn on Obama’s attorney general pick Loretta Lynch?

Now that President Obama has named his selection of Loretta Lynch as the new U.S. Attorney General, the only question is: how long will it take for the Republicans in Congress to turn on her? They don’t need much of a reason, except that she is an outstanding lawyer, a sister with impeccable credentials, a top notch pedigree and commitment to civil rights.

If confirmed, Lynch would become the nation’s first black woman attorney general, and the first U.S. attorney elevated to the position in two centuries. Given the GOP’s abysmal track record with black people — particularly African-Americans in the Obama White House, including the commander-in-chief himself — we know it is only a matter of time before it gets real.

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You better vote…or you asked for it!

You better vote…or you asked for it!

I had never given money to any party until the Internet age that made it simple to just click and send my meager donations. When President Obama ran for the first time, I clicked and sent more than a few dollars, nothing major maybe, ten dollars or twenty bucks at a time and I was glad to do it. From that time to the present however, I have been bombarded with emails from the party and sometimes find it to be annoying but I understand the need.

I get constant emails from everyone it seems; the President, First Lady, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and many others literally pleading for donations. Now they are using terminology to solicit like, “please respond,” “terrifying” (John Lewis), “I’m begging you” (Harry Reid), “I really need you” (Mrs. Obama), “please Rodney” (the President), “help me out, urgent request” (Hillary) and “we’re desperate,” (can’t remember who said that one right now).

 

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‘Christmas creep’ wants you!

‘Christmas creep’ wants you!

Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales?  They are encouraging people to start buying for Christmas now.  We’ve been experiencing this “Christmas creep” for years. …

Part of the reason for the Christmas creep is that fourth quarter spending can make or break annual sales for retailers. … Not only will fourth quarter spending influence annual profits, but they will also signal the strength of the economic recovery that only a few are experiencing. …

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