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Ron Powell commented on Johnny Robish's blog post World’s First Head Transplant Scheduled for December
"Thanks for the head's up on this."
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"@tr ig;  Your observation helped.  Thanks...."
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Ron Powell commented on MV Neland's blog post Nunes' compromising financial ties with Russia. Yep. Of course. Again.
"IT'S CALLED MONEY LAUNDERING!!!! Russian oligarchs are paying outrageously obscene sums for Western (American) goods and real estate in order to convert embezzled dirty Russian money into clean Western cash. The problem for most of these greedy…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Is the Trump Presidency Irrelevant?: Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on the Failure to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
"I think they're worth reaching and I think they're Americans, but what they were willing to ignore was insane. The track record of cheating local small businesses, like the caterer for his second wedding, should have been enough by itself.…"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post Is the Trump Presidency Irrelevant?: Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on the Failure to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
"Ron    unlike my friends Kosh and RW, I care for those people like I love root canal. Unlike my friends here, i have never held an iota of sympathy for those who conspire in their own political ruin. "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Is the Trump Presidency Irrelevant?: Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on the Failure to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
"@JW; Agreed! This is not so much about Trump as it is about those who should begin to see that he's been willing and intending to screw them from the outset.  "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Is the Trump Presidency Irrelevant?: Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on the Failure to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
"@Kosh;  If I could edit YOUTUBE  I would have shortened this one... However,  O'Donnell's commentary is on the money even if a bit windy.... Trump is not used to work. He has never had to learn the art of compromise and he…"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post Is the Trump Presidency Irrelevant?: Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on the Failure to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
"O'Donnell also was the biggest tv pundit predictor of a Clinton win   by far    so rein in, wait, see    this is no time for celebration beyond the moment"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Is the Trump Presidency Irrelevant?: Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on the Failure to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
"Damn, I lost a comment. That piece was a good ten minutes too long. The guy who looks like Burl Ives was good.  Irrelevant? Probably. When people started getting what Trumpcare would actually mean, he started to lose supporters, though that…"
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Ron Powell commented on Terry McKenna's blog post Suddenly, Donald's nose began to grow. Anyone want to guess why?!
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Ron Powell commented on Terry McKenna's blog post Meaning In Art is in the Mind of the Viewer
"Catherine Opie is an American fine-art photographer. She studies the relationships between mainstream and infrequent society, with a large emphasis on sexual identity, specializing in portraiture, studio, and landscape photography.…"
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Ron Powell commented on Terry McKenna's blog post Meaning In Art is in the Mind of the Viewer
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....Meaning is in the mind of the viewer... Not too difficult to live with that."
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Ron Powell commented on MV Neland's blog post Of course he did. This isn't so much a coup as it is a criminal take over.
"Immunity from prosecution, witness protection, and witness relocation will be in great demand very soon. As the rats seek to escape the consequences of remaining on board the sinking ship, they'll begin to turn against one another in exchange…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Open Call: Can you craft a single sentence oxymoron that adequately and accurately describes your thoughts on the Trump presidency and administration?
"@abg;  Nicely done.... Thanks for the read and the contribution. "
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cheshyre commented on Ron Powell's blog post It's About Care Not Coverage
"You're leaving Big Pharma out of the equation but, "hear, hear!" Obamacare wants to leave the greed in the system and yet still pretend it's sustainable. It plays a shell game for fools about "slowing costs" when in…"
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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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It's About Care Not Coverage

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 5:30am 25 Comments

When health care is declared a right and the profit motive is removed from the equation, the government will have done the job it has been constituted to do.

Privately purchased insurance on the 'open market' is not now, never has been, and never will be, the appropriate or correct response to the question of how to provide health care to all citizens.



Insurance of any kind and in any form is little more than a ponzi scheme that must, by definition, collapse under it's own…

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Franken v Gorsuch: On The Absurdity in the Case of the Frozen Truck Driver

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 10:06pm 4 Comments

The case involves a lawsuit brought by a trucker, Alphonse Maddin, against his former employer, Trans Am Trucking, which found its way to Gorsuch's current place of employment, the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado.

Here is how the judges who ruled in favor of Maddin describe the facts of the case: "Alphonse Maddin was employed…

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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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