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Is It Legal To Record Telephone Calls?

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…it is not illegal under CT law to record a call the person making the recording if they are a party to the call…but there are many other factors to consider.. [Read More]

The Deadly Trend of American Indian Disenrollment

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Four people are dead and two critically injured after a recent shooting spree in the tribal headquarters of a California American Indian tribe. Michelle Roberts, facing a mass membership purge in Washington, is not surprised. [Read More]

Big Media: Stop Making Rampage Shooters Famous

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It’s inevitable. There will be another rampage shooting in the coming months. Sadly, they have become regular occurrences. When it happens the event will become a major media event. CNN will go live to the scene of murder and mayhem, repeating over and over whatever tidbits of information they have about the tragedy. When the […] [Read More]

Cannibalism And Mental Illness On Trial In Bridgeport

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“What is most frightening is the daily reminder that there are seemingly mentally ill people in this country like Tyree Smith, the Jared Loughners, Adam Lanzas and so many others walking the streets, going about their daily lives untreated and in dire need of mental health treatment.” [Read More]

FIFA World Cup Soccer Is The Opposite of USA Pro-Sports: My Return To Yankee Stadium

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“FIFA soccer is literally the opposite of American pro-sports.” [Read More]

Justice Scalia: The Fourth Amendment Must Prevail

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Can a person arrested–but not convicted–for a crime be made to give up a DNA sample which will be used to see if they have committed an unsolved crime? Yes said the United States Supreme Court last week, by a narrow 5-4 decision. In a week that revealed unprecedented attacks on American privacy, the Supreme […] [Read More]

Tax Law: Another Setback For Seneca Cigarette Seller

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Robert Gordon has lost another round in his legal battle to distribute tax free cigarettes from his upstate New York Indian reservation. Last week United States District Court Judge Jesse M. Furman denied the Gordon’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of New York aimed at enforcing the “Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking […] [Read More]

Our American War Hero

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By: Jim Diamond and Marian Salzman Originally posted in the Danbury (Conn.) News-Times Saturday, May 26, 2012 Very near to Danbury there lived a true American war hero. His name was Rob J. Lytle Jr., and you may have heard of him when his obituary turned up in local newspapers in 2010.His widow, Lori-Ann Lytle, who lives in New […] [Read More]

Political Journalism in 2012: Where To Look For Analysis of The Candidates

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Water water everywhere, not a drop to drink. That’s how I feel about the political journalism covering the upcoming Republican presidential primaries.  If you’re a Republican voter (which I’m not) and you want to figure out whom to vote for in the upcoming primaries,  where do you look for detailed information? Candidate messaging is exceptionally […] [Read More]

The Case For Neighborhood Shops

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One of my favorite activities is browsing and lingering at bookstores and record stores. You can still do that in most major cities, but in the suburbs, it has become quite a challenge; unfortunately my best shot is at the mall.  And, like most men, the mall experience, with it vast parking lots, multiple levels, […] [Read More]