January 17, 2013

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What Can Be Said About A Photograph

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Photographs can be considered abstract works of art. Often, they are used as propaganda to evoke strong feelings, document a story, provide a snapshot into a person’s life, or perhaps capture a memory of a graduation or a wedding. I have taken many different photographs, ranging from wildlife to portraits; from fine art to journalistic. As a photographer, I have ultimate control of what this photograph will become. I choose what to focus on, such as the angle and zoom of the shot. Plus I might just take over a dozen different shots of the same object. Each shot will have…

Did Armstrong Use Taxpayer Funds For Doping?

Photo Credit: Christopher Ena/AP

The man who was once the king of cycling world, will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey this Monday, to discuss the doping scandal that caused him to be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. This interview will be his first public response to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report, accusing him of doping to win the Tour de France. What is Armstrong’s actual motive for coming forward at this time? Athletes can receive up to a 75 percent reduction on competition ban if they provide substantial assistance to anti-doping authorities in building cases against other cheaters. However, this confession might…

Myth: “President Obama gutted welfare reform by removing the work requirement”


“President Obama gutted welfare reform by removing the work requirement” This falsehood was frequently uttered by Mitt Romney during the 2012 election.  Here is what the truth is. At the request of some state governors, Obama allowed states to relax certain regulations in order to increase the number of people who are working. The purpose of this change was to allow states to try new methods to increase employment in their states and get people off of Welfare. Under the new policy, states can now seek a federal waiver from work-participation rules that, among other things, require welfare recipients to engage…

Myth: “Obamacare will add billions to the deficit and drive up our national debt.”


“Obamacare will add billions to the deficit and drive up our national debt.” This often repeated lie is one of the easiest to disprove.  The Congressional Budget Office confirms that the healthcare reform legislation does not add a dime to the deficit. In fact, the law will reduce the deficit by $143 billion in its first decade and by a whopping $1.2 trillion in the second decade.  The Congressional Budget Office even said that repealing the Affordable Care Act would add hundreds of billions to the national debt. Here is a letter from the Congressional Budget Office to House Speaker…

Myth: “Obamacare is a Socialist government takeover of the health care system”.


“Obamacare is a Socialist government takeover of the health care system”.  The Affordable Health Care Act signed by president Obama protects Americans from the abuses of insurance companies and enables more people to have access to health care, but it does not change much of anything about our health care system.  Doctors are still in business for themselves.  Hospitals and clinics are still privately owned and run. Pharmaceutical companies are also still privately owned and run. We still use private, for-profit insurance companies to pay the bills. There is no public option or government run single payer system as many…