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  • 02:00

    Can we trust our government

    in Entertainment

    It seems like another skeleton falls out of the United States’ closet every day. Whistleblowers are coming out of the woodwork, and the government is struggling to keep the scandals contained


    In 1996, Gary Webb, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News, published a series of articles known as “Dark Alliance.” The articles detailed how the CIA turned a blind eye as Nicaraguan drug traffickers sold and distributed crack cocaine in Los Angeles throughout the 1980s. It also described how the Reagan administration protected drug dealers from prosecution.


    US Army Private Bradley Manning is responsible for what some have called the biggest leak of secret military data ever. His actions also helped put WikiLeaks on the map, as he provided the organization with hundreds of thousands of classified documents.


    Among the things Manning revealed were:


    • A secret video, nicknamed “collateral murder” that showed US air crew laughing after killing dozens of people (including reporters and civilians) in an air strike.
    • Detailed records of the civilian death toll in Iraq (even though the military repeatedly said there was no record). Out of 109,000 deaths logged in a six year period, 66,081 were unarmed civilians.
    • US Soldiers committed horrific acts of torture on Iraqi prisoners, and despite hundreds of filed complaints, authorities never investigated.
    • US defense contractor DynCorp was involved in child trafficking.


    Currently Manning is being imprisoned by the military and is facing 21 charges, including “aiding the enemy,” which comes with a life sentence. Yes . . . Manning is in jail for exposing the US government paying a company that sold child slaves.


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  • 02:01

    Zaiyah and Uptowns low budget holiday gift giving ideas

    in Entertainment

    It's that time of year again when a lot of us get stressed out at the thought of not being able to purchase the gifts we know our loved ones and friends would love. Unemployment is at an all time high and a raise is out of the question. But don't worry because Zaiyah and Uptown are gonna save your butts! (you can thank us when you see us.) Home made gift Ideas, Zaiyahs House Friends that have Great Businesses, and free things you can give as gifts. Come check us out you might learn something bighead!


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  • 01:57

    Freddie Gray

    in Entertainment

    Freddie Gray's death on April 19 leaves many unanswered questions. But it is clear that when Gray was arrested in West Baltimore on the morning of April 12, he was struggling to walk. By the time he arrived at the police station a half hour later, he was unable to breathe or talk, suffering from wounds that would kill him. Gray died Sunday from spinal injuries. Baltimore authorities say they're investigating how the 25-year-old was hurt—a somewhat perverse notion, given that it was while he was in police custody, and hidden from public view, that he apparently suffered injury. How it happened remains unknown. It's even difficult to understand why officers arrested Gray in the first place. But with protesters taking to the streets of Baltimore since Gray's death on Sunday, the incident falls into a line of highly publicized, fatal encounters between black men and the police.


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    .http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/the-mysterious-death-of-freddie-gray/391119/

  • 01:59

    Does child support entitle your child to preferential treatment?

    in Entertainment

    Your Ex has 3 children but only one of them is yours the father of the other 2 kids is a deadbeat. When you pick up your child for visits you notice he has on hand-me-downs and he is not taking the piano lessons you requested, when you ask his mother what she is doing with the money she states "They are brothers and they have to share everything!"


    Is this acceptable?


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  • 02:00

    13 Brilliant Money-Making Ideas

    in Finance

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/advice/g2897/money-making-ideas/?


    Want to score a little extra cash on the side…without taking your clothes off or getting arrested? Find out how to by checking out these money-making ideas, from Amanda Steinberg, CEO and founder of DailyWorth.com. By Molly Triffin


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  • 01:35

    The story of the 5 Blunts

    in Entertainment

    http://www.perkel.com/politics/issues/pot.htm


    Excerpt from the online artical:


    Marijuana
    Telling Teenagers the Truth
    about Smoking Pot


    I think it's wrong for society to lie to teenagers about smoking marijuana. I find it frustrating when I hear ads from places like "Partnership for a Drug Free America" running commercials against Pot that just aren't true. I don't like it when people warn teens about using "Marijuana and Cocaine" when Pot is almost harmless and Cocaine is a dangerous drug. When people lie to teens about Marijuana then teens assume they are lying about other drugs too and I think they are more likely to do drugs they shouldn't do. So I think it's time to come clean and tell the truth. If teens are going to do drugs, they should have truthful and accurate information. So I have decided to tell it like it is. Best decisions are made when the real facts are presented.


    For those parents who are reading this in horror, I am not trying to get kids to smoke Pot. What I am doing here is trying to tell them the truth, and tell you the truth about a widely misunderstood substance. This is an opportunity for everyone to have a better understanding of reality. If you can't handle reality, stop reading this web page. There are plenty of other web sites that will tell you what you want to hear. This is not one of them.


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  • 01:25

    What's bugging you?

    in Entertainment

    WHat's up? how's life treating you? are you living the life you thought you'd be living? Come share you burden with Brother Uptown on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 02:00

    The United States of Propaganda

    in Entertainment

    Propaganda: ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc.


    I often hear people say, Why are they always protesting? or, If they would only listen to the police they wouldn't get shot. Propaganda is used to make the perpetrator look like the victim, and the victim look like the perpetrator. Learn to know propaganda when you see or hear it.


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  • 01:57

    Why doesn't the government want to legalize marijuana?

    in Entertainment

    Why is it illegal in countries where it grows naturally, especially if it's part of their culture?


    http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2011/06/top_11_reasons_america_doesnt_want_legal_marijuana.php


    Top 11 Reasons America Doesn't Want Legal Marijuana


    By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture


    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm


    #8. In 1937, the guy who started this whole fiasco said...


    "No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a philosopher, a joyous reveler in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer." ~ Harry J. Anslinger


    And people still believe this... Let me help you out, America. You get mellow when you smoke. Whatever was troubling you hurts less now.Harry was right about it making music and stories better, but murderers and insensate? I haven't insensate since high school. (Someone should tell me what "insensate" means.)


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  • 02:02

    What's Going on?

    in Entertainment

    Overt racism on college campuses, Congress trying to usurp the Presidents authority, ongoing wars and massive unemployment. In 1971 Marvin Gaye asked the question "What's Going on?". in the year 2015 it seems as though that question is as relevant as ever.


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  • 02:01

    Give a Brotha a Chance: Dating a Broke Guy

    in Entertainment

    September 1, 2011 - By SisterToldja


    http://madamenoire.com


    Maybe your beau is struggling to find a job in this terrible economy. Or perhaps he’s on a fixed income due to graduate school or helping out family members or some sort of bad investment. Either way…he’s broke. Can you handle it? If you truly care about him, not just about being wined and dined, then a period of financial struggle shouldn’t be a death knell to your relationship. Now, if you two pay bills together or share an apartment, that’s gonna be a bit more complicated. But if both parties are committed, communicative and responsible, you can make it work. Check out our tips for dating a man who’s down on his luck.


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    http://madamenoire.com/68870/give-a-brotha-a-chance-dating-a-broke-guy/