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Breaking News: School system has the wrong idea in the war against bullying
   
Posted by: Mike Sarzo SelectMedia

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-03-21 08:32:51 -0700 | disasters-news

A story from a North Carolina school system on Friday is merely the latest example of educators who simply donʼt get it when it comes to combating bullying. Noreen Bruce said Buncombe County Schools forbade her 9-year-old son Grayson from...
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Breaking News: Little Pixie's 'Christmas Wish List'
   
Posted by: Jack J. Prather SelectMedia

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-12-02 13:15:40 -0800 | humanitarian-news

It struck my heart like a thunderbolt. There I was, casually sitting with six members of our "Wednesday Lunch Bunch," at a table in a cozy downtown restaurant last week. Three guys were absent, those shirkers. The food was tasty,...
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Breaking News: Winter Olympics in Sochi a worldwide stage for gay rights
   
Posted by: Jack J. Prather

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-01-09 13:05:17 -0800 | political-news

The ongoing brutality toward gays and lesbians exhibited by government forces and rampaging bigots in Russia fortunately was captured on myriad cameras and broadcast to the world via social media and television, and that sparked an overwhelmingly negative reaction that...
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Breaking News: Republicans sink to new heights, rise to new depths about women
   
Posted by: Jack J. Prather

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-01-28 09:44:24 -0800 | political-news

Okay, I'm a guy. You might even say I'm a "guy's guy.” Fortunately, if not now then in the old days, I was also a "woman's guy.” I only hope I don't break my back patting it. Why begin a...
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Breaking News: Mandela: A role model for American reconciliation
   
Posted by: Jack J. Prather

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-12-09 12:14:44 -0800 | political-news

The shock and din surrounding the death of Nelson Mandela is transforming into a deeper understanding of his legacy to the world: that of reconciliation, of love, of respect, of man’s ability to shape his future if he would but...
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Posted by: Jack J. Prather SelectMedia

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-03-09 05:01:40 -0700 | political-news

Tea party Republicans represent themselves, not the full GOP they dominate. This increasingly isolated yet still powerful bunch of extremists are dragging down fellow Republicans, particularly those in the House of Representatives, as well as in the Senate, and in...
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Posted by: Jack J. Prather SelectMedia

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-02-18 22:49:58 -0800 | disasters-news

Guns don't kill people; people with guns kill people. George Zimmerman has guns, lots of guns, and he wasn't shy about using one to fire a bullet into the heart of innocent teenager Trayvon Martin or pointing one at a...
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Breaking News: Men: Jump on board and support women's rights
   
Posted by: Jack J. Prather SelectMedia

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-12-03 15:43:07 -0800 | political-news

I've tried to imagine myself to be in a minority category of Americans my entire adult life. Why? So I'd know what it is like to be in their skin. Of course, I learned early on that a virtual venture...
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Breaking News: GOP war on women must stop before PR strategies can work
   
Posted by: Jack J. Prather

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-12-20 09:40:16 -0800 | political-news

Texas Tea Party Attorney General Greg Abbott has yet to denounce a top aide’s recent tweet that Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis was "too stupid to be governor." That’s the same Wendy Davis who successfully filibustered the Texas Senate to...
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Posted by: Jack J. Prather

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-06-03 09:59:06 -0700 | political-news

Who worked only a third of the time this year and accomplished nothing, yet earned $174,000, plus quality health insurance and other expensive perks? Who has the power to change things for the better, yet remains intransigent about raising the...
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Breaking News: Dream presidential ticket: Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren
   
Posted by: Jack J. Prather SelectMedia

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-02-12 06:15:40 -0800 | political-news

I'm not fantasizing or trolling for readers or dreaming while awake, no! I truly believe that Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would make a fantastic dream ticket for the 2016 presidential election. What a dynamic duo those two women would...
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Posted by: Jack J. Prather

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 11:58:49 -0700 | political-news

UPDATE: January 6th - The United States Supreme Court this morning put a temporary hold on the repeal of Utah's ban on gay marriage, firing a shot across the bow of marriage-equality - hopefully only temporarily. Rights denied are wrong!...
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Source: Fox

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-08-01 14:13:44 -0700 | allnews

And even though I've lived in New York City for the past decade, I still take my tea sweet, my chicken fried and my biscuits buttered. I'm proud to call myself a gun-toting, Bible-clinging Tennessee Volunteer...So you can imagine my...
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Source: Orlando Sentinel Online

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-08-01 14:23:07 -0700 | business-news

How else do you explain an attempt during the legislative session to impose what amounts to a new tax on craft brewers? Or the refusal by lawmakers to legalize the 64-ounce growler? That's a jug that lets patrons fill to-go...
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Breaking News: We must eliminate nukes before they eliminate us
   
Posted by: Jack J. Prather

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-01-03 11:47:47 -0800 | political-news

The following poem is from “Speaking Up in Poetry & Prose” by Jack J. Prather (PublishAmerica 2007): ‘The View from the Cave’ . . . You threw a stone then I threw two, you aimed at me and I aimed...
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