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Ron Powell commented on Robert Young's blog post Location, Location, Location [update]
"Declare health care as a fundamental human right. Pass Omnibus Non-Profit Single Payor Health Care legislation which includes: 1. Caps and ceilings on everything from checkups to perscriptions. 2. Limits premiums and claims re medical…"
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Ron Powell commented on Robert Young's blog post Location, Location, Location [update]
"Declare health care as a fundamental human right. Pass Omnibus Non-Profit Single Payor Health Care legislation which includes: 1. Caps and ceilings on everything from checkups to perscriptions. 2. Limist premiums and claims re medical…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"@Kosh; "...Black is primarily one ethnic group while White is an umbrella for many." This assertion is as wrong as the underlying assumption that it is based on. Black is as much an "ethnic umbrella" as White. Although it…"
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Ron Powell commented on marilyn sands's blog post "POKER FACED SEAN SPICER'S TELLS" ...a Slide Show!
"It's one thing to try to bullshit the country with "alternative facts". It's quite another to try to bluff a good poker player holding an 'alternative hand' with a tell like this:"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"" ...we do have white history month, every day." Amen!  Excellent post,  particularly in light of the fact that this is the last week oWomen's History Month."
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Ron Powell commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Crayola to Retire Color From Iconic 24-Count Crayon Box
"The question is 'why'? Is this a marketing ploy like the giant box of movie candy that's more than half empty? 24 is the perfect number for a box of crayons. This is so even if you only used 8 or 10  of the colors on a regular…"
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Ron Powell commented on Doc Vega's blog post Why The Nice Guy Finishes Last in Relationships
"I didn't realize that your purpose and priority here was your standard fare of stupidity,  ignorance, racism, and bigotry. But , alas, I was wrong...And you clearly can't help yourself. All of Christianity is derived from the Catholic…"
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Ron Powell commented on MV Neland's blog post Rachel Maddow Vid: Lesson One
"Her capacity to lay the foundation and ground work for an intricate and complex report is impeccable. Regular viewing of her program is an education in and of itself....."
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"@Amy; "Clinton lost because she clung to the abjectly mistaken belief that she would be 'coronated' and not elected.  Had she been willing compromise her belief that she didn't need to address the concerns of true…"
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Ron Powell commented on Doc Vega's blog post Why The Nice Guy Finishes Last in Relationships
"@Kosh;  "Why do so many Christians make so much of a bigger deal about homosexuality than about adultery?" The hierarchy of sins  comes from  medieval Catholicism. In Dante's Inferno the fornicators and adulterers are…"
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"@Amy; "The MSM, to include the elitist apologists like The New Yorker and its ilk, need to be cleaned out just as much as the current administration does because they are just as much of the problem as Trump." It is clear that the media…"
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"@JMac; "They were not elected, they lost the 2016 election by nearly 3 million votes.  They won the Electoral College vote through the selective process of the demographic preference of rural white voters. There will be nothing normal…"
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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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WHAT NORMALIZATION MEANS: The New Yorker, Guest Post & A Question

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It's About Care Not Coverage

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 5:30am 26 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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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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