Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bender

I gotta check into rehab ‘Cause baby you’re my disease –Rihanna, “Rehab”  * Hi, my name is Tina. I’m an importaholic. Like any addict, after a few months staying clean I thought I was cured. I even went on a couple of … Continue reading

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Aloha: Hawaiian for Made in the USA

At the end of the school year, my {patient and dedicated} teacher-daughter Carolyn took 35 seventh and eighth graders to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. We texted back and forth as she traveled from place to place. When … Continue reading

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Warning: Beware of Dogs

“We’re a global economy and it’s not going away…We are all connected.” –Jack Uhalde, Producer, Marketing and TV Programming, NBC Bay Area  * “How many evil things has China Central Television done in the past? Replacing truth with lies, manipulating … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So: Is PRC Advertising on NBC?

Just weeks after the Chinese dissident writer Liu Xiaobo became the world’s sole imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate in December 2010, the Chinese leadership began an assault against government critics. Since February 16, 2011, dozens of lawyers, civil society activists, … Continue reading

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A Grand Old / New American Flag

It shouldn’t be this difficult to buy only American-made products for one year. I shouldn’t be at the halfway mark of this project thinking Whew, only six more months to go. But let’s be honest. It’s getting to the point … Continue reading

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