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Rodney Roe commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"kosh, I've known mothers who quit work because the costs of childcare and transportation exceeded their income.  Those were hospital/healthcare jobs, not burger flipping."
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"I've heard of instances where poor families can exist easier on assistance because any work can make them ineligible for help they need. The same can be true of single mothers who find that child care is more expensive than not working.…"
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Foolish Monkey commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"makes sense to me rodney.   work is good for the body - even when it hurts... and I find it particularly stimulating for the mind and spirit.  "
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time
"There seems to be at least two conversations going on here. Since the conversation I was involved in has concluded amicably , I'm through here. Suffice to say that there should no argument re the validity or rectitude of the statement made by…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"FM, one study related to the characteristics of societies with unusual longevity was a lack of the concept of retirement."
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Foolish Monkey commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"if the choice is ANY job vs NO job, I'd opt for any.  a human being must work, must be an active player in their own self sufficiency in order to feel worth.  the choice of NO vs ANY is really the choice between being an active player…"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time
"@JW; I see your point... People celebrated Brown v Board of Education as though the battle for equalty in public education had been fought and won, when in reality the Court had simply set the parameters and the rules of engagement....The phrase…"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time
"@JW; BTW, My comment to Amy was essentially about the inconsistency in her position re why and how people evolve. She needs to reconcile her posture re people changing their outloor re LGBT issue because her 'candidate' Tulsi Gabbard has…"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time
"@JW;  ..."anyone w an even basic grasp of our Constitution has to know that all adult citizens are equally endowed w the same rights..." The Constitution was written in such a way as to accommodate evolutionary changes in society and…"
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Steel Breeze commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"to me,its a split answer...before i had kids,would quit on a whim,no matter the job.... after my first was born,worked any and every job,and usally more than at a time......priorities change..."
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time
"@JW;  "That some do not instinctively get this is on them." Surely you jest! Tongue in cheek? Sarcasm? The Constituion, legislation, judicial interpretation, and the entire population have had to "evolve" to get us to where…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"Amy do they have recall elections in Montana? Ron I could find a way to make being a Walmart greeter meaningful."
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time
"@Amy; When an elected official maintains personal views and opinions that are consistent with her/his public views, that's a bonus for the constituency she/he represents,  not a prerequisite to running  for, or holding office. The…"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time
"Kosh, my comment was directed to Amy in response to her posture on how views and positions "evolve".Amy, please take note of the following and try to appreciate the fact people can and do change positions even if they don't change…"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time
" "... I also question it when people "evolve" right along with the poll numbers..." Amy, You may correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Tulsi Gabbard's, views on same sex marriage "evolve" as she sought…"
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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 Thursday

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:11am 19 Comments

This is somewhat of a follow up to the question I raised on Tuesday:

Is having any job better than having no job at all?

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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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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