Not in Media: MERS Outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and UAE

Big oil means immunity against negative publicity in American media. Cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia are an example. Last month, a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, reported an outbreak of MERS affecting ten people. Few to no mainstream media, particularly in United States, published stories on…

Remember the ’80s: Summer Fashions for Women

by Justin Weinger Be prepared to take this summer to the extreme when it comes to women’s summer 2017 fashions. According to Vogue, this summer will be full of metallic effects, exaggerated lines, trenches, graphic prints with words, and bright vibrant colors. If you loved the 1980s than you will love the fashion trends for…

Micromanagement in the Medical Profession

by Bob Branco I don’t know how it is in other parts of the country, but where I live, I have noticed a trend in the medical profession which I find rather interesting and unnecessary. Think about your first visit to your new doctor and hear me out. Whenever I requested a thorough physical examination…

Outrage over a Painting in South Africa

A picture is worth a thousand words, so by corollary, pictures can have the impact of a thousand words. Perhaps it best manifests when art engages in politics or religion. The recent incident of outrage following a “sex painting” as political commentary on South African political scene is a case of interest. The controversy is…

Germany Test-Flies First All-Electric Flying Car

Fans of the popular 80s’ sci-fi action show V will be thrilled to see the new “flying car” that reportedly took its test flight couple days ago. A ColdFusion video shows the design of the German-made Lilium flying car. Introduced as the world’s first fully electric VTOL jet, it bears a striking similarity to the…

How the Government Runs Our Parents?

by Bob Branco The other evening while listening to a national talk show, I heard a rather disturbing story about a school teacher in Ohio. Apparently, one of her students was out of control, so she recommended to his parents that he receive behavior medication. The parents, who know their kid better than anybody else,…