Tuesday, May 21, 2024


Politics

Movie Review; Shirley. Movie Review; Shirley.

(Akiit.com) (**1/2) She was a pioneer. A political warrior. A woman who’s earned an esteemed place in herstory. After Frederick Douglas (1848), Edwin... 


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisy. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisy.

(Akiit.com) Hypocrisy is always in abundance with politicians in the D.C. swamp, yet Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) battle to ban e-cigarette... 


Why Donald Trump May Win Again—Despite All the Odds. Why Donald Trump May Win Again—Despite All the Odds.

(Akiit.com) It was infuriating, insulting, ludicrous, laughable, and clownish, and horrifically scary but it’s maddeningly effective. The “it” was... 


Politician Dianne Feinstein: Grit And Grace. Politician Dianne Feinstein: Grit And Grace.

(Akiit.com) The late Senator Dianne Feinstein was my Mayor. I’m a native San Franciscan who cut her political chops in my home city. I often spent time... 


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Religion

Spiritual Talk; Prayer in schools. Spiritual Talk; Prayer in schools.

(Akiit.com) The Supreme Court recently decided in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District that a now-former high school football coach had the right to lead... 


Why are ‘Colored’ People Democrats? Why are ‘Colored’ People Democrats?

(Akiit.com) Godless, demonic supporters of anarchy, haters of modernity combined with a fallacious sense of self-worth – there are none whom this better... 


Resurrection. Resurrection.

(Akiit.com) Resurrection: return to life, transformation, rebirth, coming back into notice,             Millions of Christians around the world... 


We should worry about America’s clergy retiring from the pulpit. We should worry about America’s clergy retiring from the pulpit.

(Akiit.com) At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic we saw the “great resignation”—people quitting their jobs in droves, for a host of reasons. The... 


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News

Movie Review; Shirley. Movie Review; Shirley.

(Akiit.com) (**1/2) She was a pioneer. A political warrior. A woman who’s earned an esteemed place in herstory. After Frederick Douglas (1848), Edwin Taylor (1904) and Channing E Phillips (1968). Before Jesse Jackson (1984), Alan Keyes (1992) and Barack Obama (2008). There was Shirley Chisolm (1972). All vied to be president of the United States. She was the only Black woman who dared to enter the... [Read more of this review]


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisy. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisy.

(Akiit.com) Hypocrisy is always in abundance with politicians in the D.C. swamp, yet Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) battle to ban e-cigarette takes hypocrisy to a new level. In the name of protecting children, he has targeted a vaping product called Elf Bar for a possible government ban. There’s nothing hypocritical with that on its own, Schumer is someone who sees government power... [Read more of this review]


Why Donald Trump May Win Again—Despite All the Odds. Why Donald Trump May Win Again—Despite All the Odds.

(Akiit.com) It was infuriating, insulting, ludicrous, laughable, and clownish, and horrifically scary but it’s maddeningly effective. The “it” was Trump’s line in a talk to a bunch of striking UAW workers in Ohio, “The damn things don’t go far enough and they’re too expensive.” He was talking about EVs. Now here’s Trump’s “genius” and “secret” if one can call it that. He... [Read more of this review]


Film Review: Blue Beetle. Film Review: Blue Beetle.

(Akiit.com) (***) It’s a start. One day Latino superheroes will be everyday marvels. Not a rarity. This is the beginning. Blue Beetle first appeared in a comic book back in 1939, in a story about an archaeologist who found a magical blue scarab in Egypt that gave him superpowers. It would eventually become part of DC comics. Ninety years later the blue scarab is still formidable, and it chooses a... [Read more of this review]


Politician Dianne Feinstein: Grit And Grace. Politician Dianne Feinstein: Grit And Grace.

(Akiit.com) The late Senator Dianne Feinstein was my Mayor. I’m a native San Franciscan who cut her political chops in my home city. I often spent time with our Mayor and appreciate her grace and kindness. We didn’t see the world the same way and occasionally crossed swords around race matters. Still, I always respected her and how she managed policy and politics. And I also appreciated the hurdles... [Read more of this review]


Movie Review: The Last Voyage of the Demeter. Movie Review: The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

(Akiit.com) (**) If a horror film goes for the jugular it has to have fangs. Right? Taking a chapter from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula and adapting it into a fright film is a good start. Great source, good premise, legendary story and characters. The right casting, astute direction, reams of dread, lots of thrills and plenty of astoundingly gory scenes are crucial. Yet, as this interpretation... [Read more of this review]


What Happens If You Hit A Jaywalker In California? What Happens If You Hit A Jaywalker In California?

(Akiit.com) As a driver, you have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care and caution while operating your vehicle. This includes being vigilant for pedestrians and obeying traffic laws. But, no matter how careful you are as a driver, sometimes accidents just happen. While collisions are common, you can also find yourself hitting someone. In California, the legal implications of hitting a jaywalker... [Read more of this review]


Camp Lejeune Compensation Eligibility: Do You Qualify? Camp Lejeune Compensation Eligibility: Do You Qualify?

(Akiit.com) In North Carolina, Camp Lejeune is a historic military base renowned for training marines. Its sprawling grounds have shaped the journey of innumerable servicemen, a testament to its significance. However, beneath its storied past and service, a haunting legacy emerges, i.e., water contamination’s enduring health impact on residents. A shadow cast by polluted water has left an indelible... [Read more of this review]


Film Review; Fast X. Film Review; Fast X.

(Akiit.com) (***) “I don’t know what I just saw. But I liked it!” That’s what movie fans will say collectively when they stagger out of the theater after being assaulted with adrenalin-pumping action scenes for 2h 21m. It’s a formula that’s worked for 22 years, ever since The Fast and Furious premiered in 2001. Team up a crew of multicultural drivers and motorcyclists—aka street racers.... [Read more of this review]


A Climate In Crisis. A Climate In Crisis.

(Akiit.com) “There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.” – Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the city’s black neighborhoods bore the brunt of the storm. Twelve years later, the black districts of Houston were devastated... [Read more of this review]


Politics: One Stat Rarely Tells the Story. Politics: One Stat Rarely Tells the Story.

(Akiit.com) Government debt as a share of the U.S. economy is falling. This must mean the Biden administration and Congress are practicing fiscal responsibility, right? No, it doesn’t. The main driver behind the reduction is inflation — inflation that politicians in Washington created with their irresponsible spending and refusal to engage in austerity after the COVID-19 crisis. Misleading... [Read more of this review]


Americans: Save the Planet, Invest in Fossil Fuels. Americans: Save the Planet, Invest in Fossil Fuels.

(Akiit.com) Earth Day is Saturday! Hooray? “Saving humanity from the climate crisis,” says EarthDay.org, requires us to “push away from the dirty fossil fuel economy.” Sounds logical. But my latest video explains why doing that is cruel to poor people. “Three billion people in the world still use less electricity than a typical refrigerator,” explains Alex Epstein,... [Read more of this review]


Why Do ‘GOP’ Lionize the Leaker? Why Do ‘GOP’ Lionize the Leaker?

(Akiit.com) What was once a party that proclaimed its pride in patriotism, military discipline and the defense of national security against all enemies, foreign and domestic, is becoming an engine of insurrection and subversion in the service of hostile foreign powers. In the reaction of leading figures on the Right to the arrest of a young airman for leaking vast stores of secret data, loyal Americans... [Read more of this review]


Republican Tim Scott and American Exceptionalism. Republican Tim Scott and American Exceptionalism.

(Akiit.com) Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina has announced the formation of an exploratory committee for his candidacy for president. You may have noticed that Scott is Black. We may ask, in this woke age of ours, the extent to which this matters in his candidacy. I think it does matter, which requires some explanation given that I am adamantly opposed to identity politics in all its shapes... [Read more of this review]


How To Optimize Your Sales Funnel Conversion Rates? How To Optimize Your Sales Funnel Conversion Rates?

(Akiit.com) Salespeople need to remember that building a business relationship requires creating a connection with the other person. Real conversations are never self-centered to start with. They can be turned around to something that concerns you, but not straight away unless one wants to cross the borderline of impoliteness. Just as in real life, when you bump into someone on the street, it’s... [Read more of this review]


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