World internet needed, according to Facebook’s CEO – a right for all?

Many of today’s generation believe everything is an entitlement or a right! According to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, everyone deserves to be connected to the internet as reported in the Associated Press article in the Rockford Register Star. He says since the Web is an essential part of life everyone deserves to be connected, whether they live in Norway, Nicaragua or Namibia. Excerpt: Of course, connecting more people to the Internet is the kind of philanthropy that would create more potential Facebook users, which would also help...

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Obama’s War on U.S. Energy Independence by executive fiat

The economy is $17T in debt, unemployment remains above 7.5%, the president’s administration is surrounded by scandals – Benghazi, IRS, NSA spying – the DOJ with almost weekly legal issues, $100M dollar trips to Africa, insurrection in Egypt, Obamacare that can’t even get off the ground and European bankruptcies on the horizon, so what does Obama talk about – climate change. Obama told a Georgetown crowd that he would bypass Congress again and order the EPA to declare a war on power plants to save America from...

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Rock Valley College, Spartan, an MRO and the rest of the story

Rock Valley College and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology had been in negotiations for over a year concerning a proposal to RVC by the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based school to build a campus at the Chicago Rockford International Airport and become another source of aviation mechanics in the area. The for-profit school could ensure an ample supply of mechanics at the airport and increase the chances for a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, an MRO, to service all types of aircraft, which would increase the airport’s appeal to...

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City’s crime rate not to blame for San Jose club violence

I disagree with the position that the city’s crime rate might be to blame for the violence which took place at the San Jose Cultural Center last week. Two people were killed, others injured, two business and a residence hit by gunfire, while the perpetrators drove down the street shooting at each other, resulting in multiple car crashes and one of the deaths. Considering that other business venues operate in the same city, subject to the same crime rate as the San Jose establishment, why did their patrons not take similar actions? Since...

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Highlights of Paul Ryan’s Republican convention speech

Some of the quote highlights of Paul Ryan’s Republican convention speech, and there were many, are listed below. Can’t wait for this guy to debate Joe Biden. “I have never seen opponents so silent about their record, and so desperate to keep their power. They’ve run out of ideas. Their moment came and went. Fear and division are all they’ve got left. Right now, 23 million men and women are struggling to find work. Twenty-three million people, unemployed or underemployed. Nearly one in six Americans is living in...

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