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Thursday, August 21, 2014(SNN) - Once upon a time people listened to radios. The heart of the radio itself was a forest of diode vacuum tubes, later replaced with transistors. The tubes burned out with the rapidity of light bulbs and ...
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Dunn Case Not So Done Deal.
Thursday, February 20, 2014(SNN) - Controversy arose this week over the Michael Dunn case, often referred to as the "Florida loud music killing case." Briefly, Dunn, a White male, parked next to an SUV in which some Black teenagers sat listening ...
While I am Gulping Down a Coke.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014(SNN) - Trending earlier this week was the fallout over Coke's Super Bowl #AmericaIsBeautiful commercial, in which "America the Beautiful" was sung in several different languages--reflecting the diversity and ...
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"Pass the MJIA"
Friday, November 29, 2013(SNN) - In the USA thousands of military men and women are waiting for Congress to reconvene in December and, hopefully, pass the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 (MJIA). What the MJIA is designed to do ...
Target Acquired! F-Bombs Away
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