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Gary Minter
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None of these good folks are voting for me, either, so you're not alone, Mr. Trump. The Republican debates did look like a TV ad for the Men's Wearhouse HALF OFF sale on Navy Blue suits with matching red or blue patriotic ties, so may I suggest, Mr. Trump, that you purchase, or at least rent, a nice tuxedo for your TV debates with Mrs. Hillary Clinton? A nice aqua or pink or perhaps Canary yellow tux would contrast with Mrs. Clinton's orange pantsuits. Be sure to return the tux to the shop within 48 hours to avoid late fees!
The ranks of Republicans opposing their party's nominee are growing.
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The REAL reason most documents are kept secret is NOT for national security, which is just a lame excuse to cover up crimes, and misdeeds. It is because the documents contain damaging and embarrassing information about powerful insiders. Why were documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ordered to be kept under lock and key for decades by President Lyndon B. Johnson? And look at Nixon's Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House. Nixon's lawyers fought hard to keep those tapes secret, because El Presidente' said a lot of very embarrassing, racist and hateful things about many people. The recently-leaked Panama papers contain evidence of tax evasion, tax fraud, and other criminal acts by hundreds of wealthy families and politicians from all over the world. And why did we kidnap Manuel Noriega, President of Panama and whisk him away to jail in France, where he could not be interviewed by the news media? Because Noriega knew all the dirt about drug smuggling and money laundering in Panama, he was right in the middle of it! Noriega's testimony could put many US politicians and rich people in jail. Why did we hang Saddam Hussein, our former "good buddy" during the Reagan-Bush years, when we allowed Saddam to use poison gas against the Kurds and urged him to fight a meaningless, wasteful, murderous ten-year border war against Iran? Saddam knew too much about US politicians and US war crimes. Same with Osama bin Laden. We had to kill him before he talked about how the US helped him and his Al Qaida cult and the Afghan Taliban against the Russians during the 80s, when the former USSR occupied Kabul and parts of Afghanistan. Lots of heroin flows through that country. How does it get into the USA? And which politicians and wealthy businessmen profit from drug smuggling? Bin Laden knew too much, and had to be killed before he could talk to the press. Same with Moammar Ghaddafi of Libya, our supposed "enemy" who secretly cooperated with our CIA. Fidel Castro of Cuba also secretly cooperated with our CIA and DEA, while pretending to be our lifelong, bitter enemy.
Under the U.S. Constitution, treason against the citizens of the United States is a capital offense. International drug smuggling, money-laundering, bribery and all other acts of betrayal of the people of our nation for the benefit of foreigners is treason.
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Our criminal justice system targets those whose lifestyle puts them at high risk for HIV in the first place: drug dealers and prostitutes who exchange sex for drugs. I worked three years as a member of the "Sex Police," trained by the CDC to investigate and interview everyone in the region who tested positive for HIV and/or syphilis. Most of my time was spent in crackhouses, "shooting gallieries," prisons, jails, public housing complexes, nightclubs, and on the streets where prostitutes with HIV and other STDS stood on the corner and flagged down their "Johns." Many working girls keep soliciting sex despite knowing they are infected with HIV. The crack epidemic brought not only killings by gangbangers but thousands of new cases of syphilis and HIV/AIDS, because the women addicted to crack ("crack whores" or "rock stars") gave sexual favors to all their drug dealers when they ran short of paying customers, usually at the end of the month when food stamp money and SSI ran out. The crack dealers, most of whom were young males, then passed along the syphilis and other diseases to their girlfriends. We had a very busy time every day trying to locate and interview the hookers, dealers, and their sex partners. Usually the girls had no idea of the names, addresses, or jobs of their "dates," so we had to wait until the "Johns" got symptoms and went into the clinic on their own.
The War on Drugs, mass incarceration of drug users, and the failure to provide proven harm reduction and treatment strategies has led to high levels of HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis B and C...
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Murders are usually committed by a "friend" or family member or lover of the victim, with the exception of serial killers like Wayne Williams, the Grim Sleeper, the Night Stalker, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey ("The Cannibal") Dahmer, who prey on prostitutes and homeless people who have no obvious connection to the killer. That's why it takes the police so long to hunt them down and bring them to justice. But using modern technology like DNA it should be much easier and faster to catch serial rapists and serial killers. Such a sad waste of a beautiful young woman. Condolences to your family and loved, ones, Jokisha, and may you rest in peace.
Police now search for Jokisha’s ex-boyfriend, a key suspect
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The "elites" (wealthy, ruling-class families and corporate owners and leaders) of our world, and their hired help, the politicians, have so badly and selfishly mismanaged our whole economy that the peasants are sharpening their pitchforks. Occupy and the Tea Party are just a hint of the shape of things to come. Prior to the French Revolution, the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette of Austria, was told by a member of the court of King Louis XVI that "the people are starving, they have no bread." Queen Marie replied, "then let them eat cake." Whether her remarks were meant as sarcasm, or whether the pampered, spoiled Queen was so clueless about the famine in France, this selfish, cold, arrogant attitude helped inspire the French middle-class and poor to revolt against the monarchy, and tens of thousands of heads rolled in "the Great Terror." ISIS and the Saudi monarchs did not invent cutting off heads....it is a very old tradition.
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Once again Congress is putting politics ahead of public health. How many people will become infected with Zika from mosquito bites during our 4th of July backyard BBQs? Zika and Ebola are serious potential threats. Remember how HIV started with a few sick villagers in Central Africa suffering from "slim disease" (HIV-1)? Within several decades HIV had spread worldwide, killing millions of people. And HIV is much slower and harder to transmit than either Zika or Ebola, HIV can only be spread through direct sexual contact, blood transfusions, mother to baby, or dirty needles shared among IVDU (heroin, speed) if one in the shooting gallery is infected and passes the needle around for re-use. Zika can be spread not only sexually, but through mosquito bites, and perhaps casual contact. Ebola, which has a mortality rate of about 40% among those who show symptoms, IS spread "casually" through coughing, sneezing, spitting, kissing, sex, probably (like Hepatitis A) through food handled by an infected person. How else could Ebola have killed tens of thousands in 3 small West African nations within a few months? If we fail to secure our borders against these viruses, "there will be an epidemic which will turn our cities into shambles." (to paraphrase Warner Oland in "Werewolves of London.") We are not talking about Werewolfery here, we are talking about REAL diseases which cause severe birth defects and death.
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Zika, like Ebola, SARS, MERS, Avian flu, Hantavirus, and many other viral diseases is "airborne": it can be spread by coughing, sneezing, spitting, kissing, sex, mosquito bites (and likely ticks and bedbugs), eating food contaminated by a diseased person, and other "casual" contact, as opposed to direct sexual, bite or blood contact needed to transmit HIV, viral hepatitis, HPV, genital herpes, syphilis, and rabies (though there is evidence that rabies can be transmitted via the air in close quarters, e.g. in caves). Because Zika and Ebola are spread so easily and quickly, they could quickly become epidemic in any given area. All it takes is ONE infected person to start the epidemic. I suggest quarantining anyone suspected of having Zika or Ebola for at least 30 days, until the immune system can suppress the virus enough to lower the risk of transmission. In the case of HIV and syphilis, the period right after initial infection, when "primary" symptoms occur, is highly contagious, then the immune system suppresses HIV to a much lower level and the risk of transmission is very low. People with HIV or other immune-system compromising conditions are at higher risk for other diseases.
The cases, in Miami-Dade County, are the first in the continental United States that were not contracted through travel abroad or sex with an infected partner.
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Speaking of lawyers, politicians, real estate developers and others we can trust: our brave men and women in the North Carolina state House and Senate are trying to prove how "manly" they are by kicking around a few trannies (transsexuals,for those who wish to speak politically-correctly) and save our children from being raped and murdered in the school bathrooms! How noble! How brave! How honorable! They are all honorable men....and women.
Our North Carolina state legislators have made us look as foolish as the Tennessee legislature did when they passed laws against teaching evolution in the public schools. The famous "Scopes Monkey Trial" made Tennessee the laughingstock of the civilized, educated world. This circus trial was immortalized in the great movie "Inherit the Wind" starring Spencer Tracy as Chicago atheist lawyer Clarence Darrow, who defended the biology teacher Mr. Scopes, and Fredric March as special guest prosecutor William Jennings Bryan, the "boy orator of the Platte" who gave the famous "cross of gold" speech and ran unsuccessfully for President three times.
"Inherit the Wind" is one of the finest films ever made, and I recommend showing it to your kids if they ever complain about their teacher saying that we descended from apes, or that the earth is more than 4000 years old.
Perhaps "ignorance is bliss," but I don't want my tax dollars promoting ignorance in our schools or our public toilets!
Speaking of toilets, did you know that our nation's capital, Washington, DC, has only a few public toilets, and they are closed at night? All the tourists and homeless people who can't afford the overpriced restaurants in DC have to wait hours to answer Nature's call. Congress, isn't it time you sprung a few bucks and put some more public toilets in our capital city, which is owned and managed by the US Congress, under our US Constitution?
And one more thing: the residents of the District of Columbia have NO federal voting rights for US Senate or a real, voting member of the US House. So, Congress, how about granting the long-suffering residents of our capital city the right to vote? Or don't you think us slaves on your federal plantation deserve the right to vote, or adequate toilet facilities?
the judge ordered State to begin producing records to the RNC in the case at a rate of 'no less than 500 pages per month.'
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After watching all those late-night TV ads, I had to ask myself, "Why take the best part of life, out of your life, when you can have life, with Post-T-Vac? Not a bad question, Bert!
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Members of the Mob are people, too, and some of them have a great sense of humor....I once had the honor of talking with Mario Puzo, right after he had written "The Godfather" but before the film was made. It was a chance meeting at a movie theater in Durham, NC when my date Debbie and I were getting ready to call a taxi after the movie, this middle-aged man offered to pay for our call since he needed a cab, too. Turned out it was Mario Puzo, who was having some exams at Duke U. Hospital. He was very nice, and I asked him how he learned so much about the Mafia. He said he grew up in the same neighborhoods where some Mob members did, and like any good journalist (I think he majored in journalism at Columbia), he did his research and interviewed numerous people connected with the mob. I asked him if he was ever scared to write about the Mafia (remember, this was in 1969, when the mob, like gay folks, were still almost a "taboo" subject). He said no, that he changed the names and descriptions so no one could sue him or take vengeance for spilling the beans...
The co-owner of iconic Brooklyn pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens was shot to death in a targeted hit outside his Brooklyn home Thursday night. Police found the slumped body of Louis Barbati, 61, at…
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I'm outraged they wouldn't let Fiddy perform onstage "In Da Club." This reminds me of the "tempest in a teapot" over Jim Morrison's lyrics to "Light my Fire" on the Ed Sullivan Show, and years earlier how Ed and the TV censors would not show Elvis from the waist down because his swirling hips were too sexy! Times have changed...or have they? I love the Caribbean Islands, and always wanted to retire there. Travellers to tropical areas should be very careful about exposure to deadly viral diseases which cannot be cured. Depending on your point of view, many of our good things and bad things come from other places. Most of our US heroin comes from Afghanistan and through various channels in the Mideast and SE Asia's Golden Triangle. How about all the heroin ODs in my NE Washington, DC neighborhood at 18th St NE and Benning Road NE? Mexican generals, colonels, high ranking Federal Police and other government officials have been providing protection for Latin American drug lords/cartels for decades, and some of our own military and government officials, including corrupt police and border patrol agents, were involved in cocaine smuggling during the 70s and 80s...ever see "Air America"? It is common knowledge that corrupt cops routinely take payoffs from drug dealers, prostitutes and other organized crime elements in most of our cities, even small towns. Concerning our current Presidential race, what do Mr. Big Stuff, the Wicked Witch of the West Wing and Libertarian Gary Johnson have to say about the lack of public toilets and voting rights for US Senate and US House in our nation's capital city, Washington, the District of Columbia? For health reasons, we need more public toilets!There are only a few, and they are closed at night! Handwashing is recommended by the CDC as the best way to slow the spread of contagious diseases spread by "casual" contact like Ebola, the flu, Norovirus, the common cold, TB, and many others. If we do not stop diseases like Zika, Watergate and today's political gum-flappers and hot-air propagators and scandals will be a dim memory as we struggle to survive in Zombieland. Guns won't matter much, except to defend yourself and your loved ones against legions of brain-dead zombies. There will be a lot more serious disabilities and deaths if we fail to stop Zika, Ebola and HIV. Travelers and Immigrants not only bring in drugs and terror, but also deadly diseases. Poor people crowded together in shelters and eating community meals are more susceptible to becoming infected with contagious diseases like Tuberculosis and Norovirus. People already infected with HIV are much more at risk for serious illness and death from other diseases. Congress has decided to put Zika on the back burner during our 4th of July recess. What do Hillary and The Donald and Gary Johnson Supporters 2016 think of this? Once again both ruling parties are putting politics and $ ahead of our public health. How many people will become infected with Zika from mosquito bites during our 4th of July backyard BBQs? Zika and Ebola are serious potential threats. Remember how HIV started with a few sick villagers in Central Africa suffering from "slim disease" (HIV-1)? Within several decades HIV had spread worldwide, killing millions of people. And HIV is much slower and harder to transmit than either Zika or Ebola, HIV can only be spread through direct sexual contact, blood transfusions, mother to baby, or dirty needles shared among IVDU (heroin, speed) if one in the shooting gallery is infected and passes the needle around for re-use. Zika can be spread not only sexually, but through mosquito bites, and perhaps casual contact. Ebola, which has a mortality rate of about 40% among those who show symptoms, IS spread "casually" through coughing, sneezing, spitting, kissing, sex, probably (like Hepatitis A) through food handled by an infected person. How else could Ebola have killed tens of thousands in 3 small West African nations within a few months? If we fail to secure our borders against these viruses, "there will be an epidemic which will turn our cities into shambles." (to paraphrase Warner Oland in "Werewolves of London.") We are not talking about Werewolfery here, we are talking about REAL diseases which cause severe birth defects and death.
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It's sad that the only real--as opposed to faked or staged for TV--emotion we see in politics nowadays is from Skinheads, Occupy and the Tea Party. Politics, like religion, is meant to serve The People, and elected officials are supposed to be public servants. But Politics has become, like the rest of America, corporatized, sanitized, and in the process has lost its soul. The Democratic "sit-in" in the House over gun control, and the campaign of anti-war, pro-Peace, pro Little People candidate "Bernie from the Bronx" Sanders reminded me for a moment of the antiwar protests of the 60s, when the Democratic Party still had a soul....before Dr. Martin Luther King and Senator Bobby Kennedy were murdered on April 4 and June 6, 1968. LBJ and J. Edgar Hoover could not allow Bobby to become President so Bobby would have power to reopen the investigation into the assassination of his brother, President John F. ("Jack") Kennedy. After Kent State, after Bobby and Dr. King were killed, Crosby Stills Nash and Young wrote "Ohio": "Tin Soldiers and Nixon coming, we're finally on our own..." and Dion sang about the murders of our best leaders: "Abraham, Martin and John." Even if you disagreed with these men, and many did, even if you disliked or hated their views and despised their philandering, at least they stood up for their beliefs. Their lives and their deaths MEANT something.
Neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party has a heart or soul anymore, "it's all about the Benjamins," the political strategists and operatives, and the media sound bites and advertising. Just like much of religion and sports nowadays. No heart, no soul.
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  • Duke University
    Zoology and World Religions, 1968 - 1972
  • Glenbard West High School
    Biology, 1964 - 1968
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Journalist and Sales Vendor "Street Sense" Newspaper
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  • Beijing Jiatong University
    Professor, 2004 - 2006
  • Communications University of China
    Professor, 2005 - 2006
  • Beijing International Studies University (BISU)
    Professor, 2006 - 2007
  • China Academy of Agricultural Sciences
    Professor, 2007 - 2008
  • Capital Normal University
    Professor, 2008 - 2009
  • North Carolina Department of Health
    HIV/AIDS and Epidemiology and Environmental Health, 1991 - 2004
  • WFIR Radio WSJS Radio WPTF Radio
    Talk Show Host Weekend News Anchor, 1988 - 1993
  • WPTF Radio
    Weekend News Anchor, 2002 - 2003
  • Roanoke County Virginia
    County Supervisor Hollins Magisterial District, 1982 - 1986
  • Roanoke Neighborhood Alliance
    Executive Director and Anti-Crime Program Director, 1978 - 1990
  • Virginia CARES
    Public Relations and Grant Writer, 1986 - 1988
  • Prudential Insurance Company
    Sales Agent, 1980 - 1983
  • Mutual Life Insurance of New York (MONY)
    Sales Agent, 1973 - 1974
  • City or Roanoke and County of Roanoke Public Schools
    Teacher, 1972 - 1973
  • Josten's American Yearbook College Publications
    Sales Agent, 1973 - 1974
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Beijing China - Roanoke Virginia - Raleigh North Carolina - Winston-Salem North Carolina - Glen Ellyn Illinois - Villa Park Illinois - Chicago Illinois
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