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Analysis of the Wheelchair-Bound Racist Airport Incident – The Risk in Taking Viral Videos at Face Value

A Preface In case you’ve already watched the video before my reading my analysis, it’s obvious that the man in the wheelchair, who I’ll refer to as Mike, bears racist beliefs, and as documented in the video, physically assaults the… Continue Reading →

Was Tom’s Restaurant from Seinfeld Featured in the 1988 Film Shakedown?

As a lover of obscure and vintage films, it was only a matter of time that I came across Shakedown, a film I’d throw into the bucket of late 80s / early 90s action movies. One of the main stars… Continue Reading →

Resort Review: Prima Life Makadi

Prima Life is an all inclusive holiday resort located in the Makadi Bay district of Hurghada, Egypt. Those researching holiday destinations in Egypt will have plenty of resorts to choose from, Prima Life being one of the many options available… Continue Reading →

What Will Happen in 2020? Thoughts on Politics & Media in 2019

Now 2 years into the Trump presidency, I find myself at a political crossroads. I think much has changed since this formidable election, unfortunately none for the good as I see divisions in the country being dug deeper than before…. Continue Reading →

Does The Minimum Wage Help The Poor And Small Businesses? 4 Arguments Against Raising The Minimum Wage

Having majored in the so called “dismal science” known as economics, I will concede that much of economic theory must be prefaced by the statement “all things being equal.” Unless you are living in a cave, you’ll soon realize that… Continue Reading →

Minsk Travel Review

Minsk is a very clean and well-planned out city, an example of what countries under the control of the Soviet Union may have looked like in modern day times had world events turned out differently. Unlike other former Soviet states,… Continue Reading →

Why Pulling the Michael Jackson Episode from The Simpsons Sets a Bad Precedent

As a long time Simpsons fan and semi professional global distributor of Simpson’s themed tic tacs (need to update my LinkedIn), I have mixed feelings about the recent decision concerning the famous Michael Jackson episode, officially known as “Stark Raving… Continue Reading →

Privacy is a Privilege – A Lesson from East Germany

Although college education has come under attack as of late, one valuable lesson from my experience was studying overseas. Whenever I have the opportunity, I always encourage students to consider studying abroad. Despite the hackneyed phrase, my education overseas did… Continue Reading →

Is it Safe to Visit Kiev?

If you are wondering whether Kiev is worth visiting and if the city is safe, the answer to both is yes! I’ve spent considerable time in Kiev and can vouch that Kiev is safe both day and night. You must… Continue Reading →

My Moldova Experience

Being situated in Poland, where travel possibilities in all directions are limited only by several hours, on a whim I opted to visit Chișinău, the capital of Moldova. Having done no prior research besides finding the location on a map,… Continue Reading →

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