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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Democrats; Time to Re-brand and Reboot.
"@Amy; So you're saying that we should keep an eye on Jill Stein... She has a lot of political maturring to do...,,And if she's to become a serious contender, she'll have to make deals, compromises, and accommodatiions that wil not be…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Democrats; Time to Re-brand and Reboot.
"The Republicans have been political alchemists and con artists for decades. They understand that while slavery is America's original sin, racism is America's pre-existing condition, poverty iis a weapon of mass destruction, and that the…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Democrats; Time to Re-brand and Reboot.
"@Amy;  We already kno what the ideology is. What is YOUR plan for : A. Developing sufficient political muscle to have an impact and make a difference? AND B. Winnining primetime , high stakes elections?  "
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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Picking pineapple. Try it."
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Boanerges commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"The worst? Working in PR for a year after taking time off from my established career to get a degree. It did my head in, and I scuttled back to newspapers where I belonged. It was worse than setting pins in a bowling alley when I was 10 or 11."
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alsoknownas commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"I've often said that I've had a hundred odd jobs. Some were definitely more odd than others."
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Anyone falling for these adverts deserves a lifetime of Big Mac effects. The real issue isn't the kid in these ads; it's his 30-something manager in what for him is undoubtedly dead-end work."
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JMac1949 Today commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"I worked at over 60 jobs before I found a defacto career in "high tech" manufacturing in Southern California. Most of those jobs were minimum wage employment with wages ranging from 60 cents an hour in 1965 to $3.50 an hour in 1980. …"
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Rodney Roe commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Every good job has aspects that we don't like.   Cleaning the crap out of a bowel taken out at surgery so that I could examine the lining for abnormalities was not pleasant.  Screening pap smears was deadly dull (I've actually…"
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Terry McKenna commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"My honest answer is that I had many lousy jobs and I can't really say which was the worst.  If you don't get a job with a future till you are 32, you work at a lot of jobs where you say to yourself, how did I end up standing outside a…"
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Ron Powell commented on MV Neland's blog post Racially motivated gerrymandering losing in North Carolina
" Clarence Thomas voted with the majority in the split decision that struck down the gerrymandering.... This bears watching. If Thomas shoukd become a 'swing' vote on tge court interesting times are ahead... Interesting times,…"
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Ron Powell commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Noted Artists Refuse to Paint Trump’s Official Portrait
"Good for them! Trump would likely prefer a water color selfie anyway....."
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Ron Powell commented on Mike Shields's blog post Destroying Dixie: Confederate Monument Removal
"@Mike; The fun part of the exercise is to acquire a documentary history of the United States and lay it side by side with the Aptheker materials, as I did as a student, and see how intertwined and interwoven the histories are... My take is this: If…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trudeau v Trump: A Doonesbury Guest Post
"@TM; 30% of the voting public will cling to him no matter what.... However, there are a number of people who voted for Trump who now won't admit having done so...."
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Terry McKenna commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trudeau v Trump: A Doonesbury Guest Post
"Rodney: a majority voted against, I take that as most.  maybe most is a bit too large.  But it seems 99.9999% of his voters are in denial.  "
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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 Tuesday

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 3:00am 7 Comments

"Committed to being America’s best first job"  is the trademarked slogan for the

McDonald's ad campaign to counter the labor movement for a $15.00 per hour minimum wage.



They've poured millions of dollars into national advertising and lobbying all levels of government in an effort to surppress the upward pressure on the minimum wage rather than taking the same money and distributing it to employees.



All of us have had experience with that very first 'real' job and… Continue

Trudeau v Trump: A Doonesbury Guest Post

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 9:30am 9 Comments

"If Clinton wins, I’ll miss the daily outrage. If Trump wins, I’ll miss civilization as we know it...."

-----Garry Trudeau…

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One Sentence Question for a Tuesday

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 4:30am 13 Comments

Would the advocates of 'wait and see' and 'benefit of the doubt'  please come forward and tell us whether we're still supposed to be 'waiting and seeing' or 'benefit of the doubting'?…

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A Bit of History: "Tapes" In the White House

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 6:30am 22 Comments

Then Senate Attorney, the late Fred Thompson of "Law & Order" fame, leads the Senate Watergate Committee Hearing  interrogation of White House aide Alexander Butterfield, on the matter of tapes in the White House.

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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 2:44pm on December 1, 2012, Kimberly Koch said…

Since I have a lot of Jewish studies under my belt which also included the 60's which brought the Jews and the Blacks together many times.  I was wondering if you have read this book?  

http://www.amazon.com/Blacks-Jews-Couch-Psychoanalytic-Black-Jewish/dp/0275956660/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354397951&sr=8-1&keywords=Jews+and+blacks+on+the+couch

I found it interesting.  I would love your opinion, if you have stumbled across it before?

At 1:57pm on December 1, 2012, Kimberly Koch said…

LOL There were three centuries of German Composers..  Are you serious?  He is one of there most sung heroes, in a way.  So you know about Germany, right?  I took German language, German culture, and also have studied the Jews of Germany with an emphasis on WWII.  If in fact, he was black which I am not convinced one way or another because I have not read on it, but if they did change his etchings to look more Aryan, you have to already know the answer to the question.  

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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