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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post The Mid -term Elections Have Become a Referendum....
"Trump is but a symptom, not capable enough to be a cause. He is the Last Gasp of the scared White Man ... the verbal and political gymnastics they have displayed since his nomination are beyond any reproach. If we are given the Senate with even the…"
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""The US glorifies in is history of decent, as long as it is White decent, but Black decent is a threat to the Flag and the Union itself for which it stands." Well said...."
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""Millennials are taking the term as a badge of honor." They're in the process of redefining all of it as well they should be..."
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"From your mouth to God’s ear"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post A Yale philosopher on fascism
"Isn't it possible that homogeneousness is a key element of the development of a cult or cabal of condescension, corruption, and criminality? (Fascism) My thesis here is that diversity that is reflective of the racial, ethnic, social,…"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post A Yale philosopher on fascism
"Isn't it possible that homogeneousness is a key element of the development a cult or cabal of condescension, corruption, and criminality? (Fascism) My thesis here is that diversity that is reflective of the racial, ethnic, social, cultural…"
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"Have they completed the study on whether a falling tree makes a noise if no one is there to hear it?"
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"Don't you get it? 1) You're not supposed to notice such details. 2) The work crews that do this kind of work are, more often than not, employed by privatly own construction contractors who are awarded contracts for such work through what…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The Boy Who Cried Wolf
"I'm convinced that big box grocery chains pay local TV stations a premium for the hype and hyperbole re the weather... Frightened people can clean out grocery store shelves in a matter of a few hours... If they were prepared at all to begin…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The Boy Who Cried Wolf
"I'm convinced that big box grocery chains pay local TV stations a premium for the hype and hyperbole re the weather... Frightened people can clean out grocery store shelves in a matter of a few hours... If they were prepared at all to begin…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The Boy Who Cried Wolf
"I'm convinced that big box grocery chains pay local TV stations a premium for the hype and hyperbole re the weather... Frightened people can clean out grocery store shelves in a matter of a few hours... If they were prepared at all to begin…"
Tuesday
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The Boy Who Cried Wolf
"I'm convinced that big box grocery chains pay local TV stations a premium for the hype and hyperbole re the weather... Frightened people can clean out grocery store shelves in a matter of a few hours... If they were prepared at all to begin…"
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Ron Powell commented on Doc Vega's blog post The US Media True Enemy of America Part II
"We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital. If you want to preserve [...] democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, [...] we would lose so much of our individual liberties over…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Rachel Maddow walks us through the Manafort plea and cooperation deal....
"Thus far,  Robert Mueller is batting 1000. All eight of the Americans charged within the scope of his 'Russia Probe' have been found guilty , or have  pled guilty to the charges brought against them. All eight of the Americans…"
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Bio: 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...

Now fully retired, he recently taught Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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The Mid -term Elections Have Become a Referendum....

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

....But not just on Trump and his administration...

The current shenanigans and clown show being put on by Chuck Grassley and his Republican controlled Senate Judiciary Committee, re Kavanaugh and his accuser, have caused the mid-term elections to morph into a full blown referendum on…

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Rachel Maddow walks us through the Manafort plea and cooperation deal....

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 6:30am 1 Comment

On Friday, September 14, 2018, Paul Manfort appeared in Federal Court in Washington, DC to plead guilty to a variety of charges and acknowledge the cooperation agreement that he had entered into with federal prosecutors.

Rachel Maddow provides us with a step by step, blow by blow, description and analysis of what that courtroom proceeding looked and sounded like...

This is fascinating, to say the least:…

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In case you're keeping score....and a question

Posted on September 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 12 Comments

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The Policies and Politics of Death Tolls

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 5:30pm 4 Comments

Total number of Americans killed in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack: 2996 

Total number of Americans dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: 2975

Res ipsa loquitur

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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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