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Notre Dame’s Te’o Manti, Lennay Kekua, and Ronalah Tulasosopo: What really happened?

Manti Te’o is a member of the Notre Dame football team. A hoax has been perpetrated by Ronalah Tulasosopo, who tricked Te’o into thinking that there was a woman named Lennay Kekua, but this woman actually never existed. Public sympathy was aroused for Te’o when his fans discovered that not only did his grandmother die,…

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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and the white guy with guitar phenomenon: What didn’t American Idol show us?

Last night on American Idol we saw an edited-down version of the fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. They were arguing over whether or not a singer should know which genre they want to sing in, as early as the auditions. Or at least that was the implication of the argument.   I’m on…

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Recurrent themes in gun shootings in the United States: Lone Star, Newtown, Portland, etc.

There are 3 recurrent themes that are often discussed when we refer to school shootings in the United States. One is the existence of multiple shooters. One is SWAT teams rushing to rescue (or not). One is armed guards. All three of these are routinely mentioned when these shootings are discussed. Let’s look first at…

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Muslims and Mormons: More alike than different?

  The word ‘Mormons’ refers to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Obviously the term ‘Mormons’ erases any reference to Jesus Christ, so this nickname for this group of people does them a disservice from the perspective of trying to evaluate if they are Christian or not.       My…

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What do Gene Rosen and Robbie Parker have in common? They are both victims of anti-religion bullying!

On the cockroachalley website, the site runners show a video of Gene Rosen as he tearfully describes his involvement in the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy which happened in December, 2012. The title of the video refers to this being an audition for the grandfather. They are implying that he is a crisis actor.   It seems…

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Aaron Swartz–modern-day Robin Hood: Killed by the government?

Aaron Swartz was the co-founder of Reddit and RSS. This latter service especially, provided the technology necessary for things like blogs, podcasts, and other marvels of the 21st century. When I read the following article on Swartz and his death, I was reminded of the story of Robin Hood.   Robin Hood stole from the…

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Journal News’ publication of gun owners’ name and addresses: Terrorism!

Recently, a newspaper was irresponsible enough to publish the names of gun owners in the New York area. This paper is the Journal News. However, not only did this paper publish people’s names, they also published their addresses. Not only this, but it gets worse. They made an interactive map to make it easier for…

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In defense of Mormon Robbie Parker

According to a writer at http://difficultrun.nathanielgivens.com/2012/12/18/robbie-parker-and-his-critics/, Robbie Parker is clean-cut in appearance, has several children, and refers to God as Heavenly Father. These are all signs that he is Mormon, or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I agree that these are clues, and although I noticed only the last…

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Is Robbie Parker an actor? Anderson Cooper addresses the issue.

Anderson Cooper has decided to talk about the conspiracy theories about the mass shooting that recently occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. One of the most interesting parts of the discussion occurred for me when Cooper quoted Robbie Parker as saying that people need to focus on what is important, and not be derailed from that. This…

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