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Did you like that title? Those words have been swimming around my head for the last year or so due to the fact that the media continues to bring up all kinds of trouble here in the United States. If it’s not racism, it’s the election. If it’s not police brutality, it’s the wage gap. If it is not this, it’s that. On and on we go and no one seems to be doing anything about it, other than stuffing the pockets of the news agencies with our clicks, likes and shares.

As a white male, I am often stereotyped…


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It would be easy for someone in my position to dismiss racism and go on about my day, but I truly cannot. I see it, I accept it, and, of course, I want it to end. I also know that complaining about it, rioting about it, and trying to isolate yourself from it won’t work. The constant chants of “end racism” are not having the desired effect and I think I know why.

The human mind doesn’t work very well when you tell it to “stop” doing something. Go ahead, try to stop thinking about something…and watch what happens. You…


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Please allow me to start off this article by saying that I don’t believe anybody should take this pandemic lightly. This virus is killing people every day and making life pretty miserable for most of the people that catch it. I have personal experience with people that have caught it and have recovered from it, but it wasn’t easy on them. They say, in most cases, it’s much like a really bad flu with the respiratory systems. It sucks, but you can get through it.

Right now you are being prepared for a vaccine and you might not even know…


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Your life wasn’t that bad under Trump and it’s not going to get that much better under Biden. As we now sit and think about the next few weeks and what it means to this country, I think it’s important that we all take a very sober look at the conditions that we have been living in. Although it can be different to remove our individual bias and emotions, it is absolutely necessary that we do so.

Never in my life have I seen such a pathetic display of imaturity than four years ago when Donald Trump was elected as…


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Everyone says you can be anything you want, so long as you work really, really hard. Perhaps you have heard that before?

So what if I want to be an NFL player at 41 years old? Oh, I have experience, I played a season in junior high school. I even watch football on TV and know how to play the game.

I can be an NFL player, right?

No, Gary, you can’t. To be elite, like an NFL player, you simply have to have the right blend of talent, timing and work ethic.

No matter how hard I work right…


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I’m just going to say it, I think football games without fans is utterly ridiculous. Our approach to this whole thing has been massively flawed as I have stated on previous posts. No I don’t like that we’re living inside of the pandemic and I also don’t like how people are so resistant to the preventative measures that were brought forth from the CDC.

Continuing these halfhearted measures are doing nothing but closing businesses, frustrating the masses, and giving people more ammunition than they need to start more and more arguments while we live in a world of escalating isolation…


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Alabama Department of Public Health, ATTN: Dr. Scott Harris, PO Box 303017, Montgomery, AL 36130–3017

Dr. Harris,

Good afternoon and please allow me to say thank you for reading this letter. I fully recognize that the state health officer will likely never read this letter, but I certainly hope that my words will make an impact worthy of some type of movement in a new direction. As we look around the current state of affairs, we can clearly see how poorly this pandemic has been handled from the beginning. This is the purpose of this letter.

Let me start off…


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New is ewwww….

Time and time again, I have referenced Seth Godin’s blog and how powerful his thoughts have been and continue to be. I mean seriously, the dude is amazing. So amazing, in fact, that all you have to do is Google the word “Seth” and his blog is the first result. How’s that for SEO optimization?

Today he posted an article titled “A new normal” and I would encourage you to read it. Most of his posts take less than a minute to read and you will gain instant value in both a philosophical sense and in reality. …


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Courtesy of United States Army

Originally Written by Michael S. Burke

Okay, I know I this isn’t my content, but it’s too good not to share. I hope that it brings you as much meaning as it did to me. With COVID-19 affecting everyone’s world, this is the first time in a while that a new entrepreneur has had to deal with something of this magnitude.

“Kick his ass!” was one of the multiple jeers I heard through the litany of booing as I stepped on the mat at Dragoon Fight Night, the 2d Cavalry Regiment’s combative showcase. A few weeks prior, I had posted…


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What comes to mind when you think about dating? Do you get feelings of excitement and expectation? Or, instead, do you get feelings of dread and disaster? I think it is massively important that we examine our feelings before we begin to approach the dating space. Without a thorough examination of our emotional state, we’re liable to repeat the same mistakes that made us single in the first place.

Please don’t assume that being single is a bad thing. In fact, I would go so far as to say that over half of the people on dating websites right now…

Gary Allen Roth

Small business owner and US Army Veteran with thoughts on business, culture and relationships. Let's connect and learn from each other.

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