Posts byKerry Marasco

The State of Our Country

For most of the country, politics can be a polarizing topic, so much so that many wise people advise against discussing anything politically related with strangers and mere acquaintances. However, this year’s election was so steeped in hostility and divisiveness that many of us had a hard time discussing our political feelings with family members.
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Did the Obama administration already walk back their ‘genocide’ designation on the Islamic State?

All of the kudos being given to the Obama administration for labeling the atrocities committed by the Islamic State as “genocide” are premature. There is no indication that anything will come from this harshly worded condemnation. Words are words. Extreme actions are the only things that can possibly make a difference in the lives of
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Can Obama and Netanyahu make nice? Yes and no.

It doesn’t take a behavioral scientist to look at the interactions between US President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and come to the conclusion that they don’t like each other. The politically far-left Obama and the far-right Netanyahu have more than just political perspectives driving them apart. They have a completely different
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Donald Trump. Democrat?

When someone starts discussing conspiracy theories, we often picture JFK’s assassination, aliens, and Elvis. Few would think that Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign would be the topic of discussion for a popular conspiracy theory YouTube channel, but that’s exactly what happened today.
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The emergence of the crossover

Remember the story of Goldilocks and how it took three different tries to find the bed that was just right?  For some drivers, finding the car that is just right can be a struggle.  A traditional car is too small, not comfortable enough, or just seems vulnerable on the road.  At the same time, an
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Scotland says No to GMO

Once the European Union granted the right to member nations to decide on their own whether they wanted genetically modified organisms polluting their food supply, Scotland acted. Now, they’re initiating a ban on GMO crops in the island nation.
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Northeast weather looks bad for Memorial Day weekend

It’s considered by many to be the unofficial start of Summer. Memorial Day is known for barbeques, picnics, and travel. The Northeast United States may have a difficult time doing their traditional Memorial Day weekend activities as the weather appears to be anything but accommodating. Chilly air from Canada will effect everywhere from Pennsylvania up
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Mexico, Canada bully US over meat labeling law

The Republican Congress is taking measures to repeal a law that requires meat to be labeled with information about where an animal was born, raised and slaughtered. The reason: Canada and Mexico think it’s unfair and it’s costing them money. They’re also calling it discriminatory against imported livestock. As consumers, we should be outraged. There’s
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Is it too late to save the environment?

While the debate still rages about whether or not climate change is real as well as whether or not it’s man-made if it is real, there’s another more important debate happening right now that really is the biggest question of them all: is doing a lot the same as doing enough?
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Zion National Park in Springdale Utah

When you visit Utah’s first national park, one thing becomes clear: this land is tremendously beautiful. Full of life in a desert region and loaded with the natural landscape associated with Utah, Zion National Park is a popular destination for those wanting to see the ancient west.
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