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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"@AH;  "I do suppose endless drumming it in is better than not talking about it enough....." Firm or no,  it's not a bad way to  look at it..."
12 hours ago
Anna Herrington commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"Ron, yes you are right, global warming is a symptom of climate change (although far too many use the terms interchangeably) and I understand what you were asking. I commented the way I did because I don't see how meteorologists simply stating…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"@Amy; It appears that you noticed the difference between TM'S reaction/response to Koshersalaami and myself."
15 hours ago
Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"@AH; I  believe that there's,a distinction to be  made between climate change and global warming.  The question I raise here suggests that meteorologists recite the basic facts re the relationship between global warming and…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"@TM;  "Don't really give a shit about the herd mentality here either."  Evidence of the fact that the people who rush to save you from yourself are pretty much waiting their time. "
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Anna Herrington commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"Personally, all this saying "It's climate change" does nothing without stating clearly what is actually possible and necessary for individuals to *do* about it, and what Industry will have to change, more importantly. Otherwise…"
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"Ron, stand by for being called an "angry Black man" for pointing out McKenna the Meretricious' foibles.  He already discounts everything you say because... well... **cough**white privilege**cough**, so you already got that…"
17 hours ago
Terry McKenna commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"Wow - such pain.  And no I don't envy you.  I am only trying to get you to think outside of whatever box you are on.   Don't really give a shit about the herd mentality here either.  "
19 hours ago
Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"@TM;  "As usual Ron, you don't seem to understand how the real world works..." I  am the real world. It is you who choose to live in an insulated bubble of isolated , sterilized, and sanitized of any reality beyond that…"
20 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"Ron, I'd go further.  In a case like this with multiple storms, I would suggest that whatever national meteorological association exists organize its member broadcasters to issue a common statement along the lines of the two in my earlier…"
20 hours ago
Terry McKenna commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"Kosh: sure, but that give and take is very situational.  By the way, my sister did traffic and weather for 15 years on radio out of NYC, so yes banter, but very situational.  Often about my late aunts cooking"
20 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"I disagree - there is interpersonal chat in television news. I think there can be occasions where a meteorologist interjects what I said above. My first statement would take under fifteen seconds of air time. "
20 hours ago
Terry McKenna commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"As usual Ron, you don't seem to understand how the real world works.  A man may be an economist, but if he has 2 minutes to discuss the Fed and the gradual unloading of assets (which should be in today's report) then that is what he…"
20 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
"I hope this comment publishes - I've tried to leave a comment here several times this morning.  Yes, it should be done, and it can be done quickly. Advice is given on the air all the time, quickly.  "This is a Category 4…"
20 hours ago
Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Wednesday
" Meteorologists are scientists. The matter of global warming is no more opinion than the shape of the planet is. Global warming is fact.... If there is opinion involved it is related to the cause/source of the warming trend. That some…"
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Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Currently, he teaches Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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Question for a Wednesday

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 2:00am 17 Comments

Should TV meteorologists use this moment to teach or inform the public about the relationship between global warming and the current string of killer storms?…

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Health-Care: Privilege v Right?

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 4:00am 16 Comments

"...There is no rational, fact based way of countering an argument that sees healthcare as a privilege..."

Rodney Roe

http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/healthcare-reform-who-do-you-trust

The second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence starts as follows: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that…

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Mike Flynn is So Fucked!: Rachel Maddow Shows Why He Needs More Than Immunity

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 4:00am 4 Comments

Whether granted immunity or not, Flynn may be in need of witness protection....

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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