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Happy New Year! Who Are YOU Going To Hate In 2017?

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[Sociology]
2017: Resolutions, OUT. Enemies, IN.

In the past, people picked a new year's resolution. That seems kinda passe now. The last few years, I think whether knowingly or not, the new mantra is, "Pick your enemy." What are you going to hate next year? Immigrants? The Federal Reserve Bank? Liberals? Conservatives? Russia? Congress? Blacks? China? Abortion? Muslims? Christians? Atheists? White male privilege? Obama? The Two-Party-System? Cops? Trump? The Electoral College? The UN? Guns? Hillary? Environmentalists? ISIS? Big Banks? Rape Culture? Unions? We all do it whether we realize it or not.

"Hate" is big business. Hate is the easiest emotion in the world to turn on. It's always there like a seasoned wick ready to be ignited by the slightest spark. Hate can turn even the laziest slacktivist into an online-petition-signing maniac; a Facebook-meme-posting army of one! Good luck "love" and "hope" with your teeny tiny little heart and smileyface emoticons. You're no match for hate.

So who and what's worthy of your hate in 2016?

Let's discuss..

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"All Lives Matter" is this generation's "Support Our Troops"

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[Activists]
Maybe you've said it? Maybe you've had a friend say it? "ALL lives matter!"

It's a great way to prove a point, but are you really proving a point, or are you merely trying to silence someone or something that makes you feel uncomfortable?

This isn't the first time we've run into this...

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8 Reasons Progressives Are Wary Of Bernie Sanders' Bandwagon

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I dig Bernie Sanders. I've always loved him and his perspective. I agree with 99% of what he promotes in terms of long-term policy. But I still find myself uneasy with his candidacy. I will vote for whoever gets the Democratic nomination, but I'm not convinced people understand the dynamics and what's really in play right now?

As many of those on the left and the "disenfranchised" are "feeling the Bern" and hopping on the Bernie Sanders bandwagon, theres a schism developing among those who pine for social change.

It seemed hard to fathom that a candidate that has been so succinctly enumerating many of the problems people on the left, center and right have been harping about has now become so contentious?

I gotta be honest.. to me it feels like another Deja Vu moment. How I felt when I heard all my friends get so excited about Ralph Nader in 2000, and how his fresh rhetoric was going to change the political landcape...

It doesn't seem to make sense. Even among the editors at BSAlert, there's contention on the value of a Sanders presidency. Allow us to provide you with what we think are some troubling issues with Sanders and why we feel, as much as we love what he says, In my opinion (though not the opinion of everybody here) Sanders is a pied piper more than he is a path to change...

If all you want is Bernie elected; if all you care about is "sending the message" ok, I can't argue with that. But if you care about actually seeing his policy ideas executed, and moving in a more progressive direction during the next 4-8 years, you have to at least be open to these arguments...

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Behold! The BSAlert Internet Translator

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If you've been wondering where we've been to these last few months, not cranking out as many stories as we usually do, it's because we've been working on a super secret project that is now time to be revealed.

Deep in the recesses of the BSA Secret Fortress(tm), we have been building a "super" computer, a hybrid Compaq 386 with 256k of RAM and some super good programming to create the ultimate Internet language translator. With this, we've managed to provide the computer with certain input text and have it translate the result into a universal language of truth. We're just getting the machine going - see what we've discovered and make your own requests for translation!

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Things That Really Need To Go In 2013

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In the last few years, a number of social constructs seem to have become so engorged and dramatic, I desperately want to assume they've peaked and thus, offer up my hopeful plea that perhaps these things should decline if not begin to disappear from our social radar in the coming year. Read on as I'm sure not everyone will agree with me...

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World's Funniest Amazon.com Product Reviews

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Since we have nothing better to do, and I'm sure a cure for cancer is on the way, and our country's democratic process is in perfect health, we here at BSA decided we could afford a more fruitless pursuit for your pleasure. We scoured Amazon.com for funny, humorous and amusing product reviews...

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BSA Podcast #12 - WEASEL WORDS - How Advertising and Pundits Lie

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In our twelfth podcast we take on the advertising and propaganda industries and expose WEASEL WORDS: How people are lied to and misled about everything from products to promises to history and politics.

Using carefully-selected words and crafted phrases, advertisers and political pundits make you think one thing, but are actually saying another. Join us as we delve into this seedy and mysterious realm where all is not what it appears to be!

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BSA Podcast #11 - Bogosity

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[Pseudo-Science]
There's a cool viral video series online from a guy named Shane Killian. It's like the poor man's version of Penn & Teller's "bullshit" series. We interview Shane and talk to him about all things bogus, as well as some of his opinions on society and politics.

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The Truth About Gun Control And Partisanship

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Ever since Obama was elected to the White House, conservatives and gun enthusiasts have been screaming about how likely Barak Obama is to take away peoples firearms. People talk of the "Clinton ban" which restricted assault weapons in 1994 and claim another Democrat in the White House is bad news for gun owners.

But is this truthful? Are Democrats more for gun control than Republicans? We examine historical and recent legislation to reveal that a lot of what people are saying is total BS...

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BSAlert Podcast 10 - A Potpourri Of Miscellany

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For our tenth show, we eschewed a single topic and decided to launch a new series of featured segments where we talk about what's on our mind. We cover everything from the Madhoff ponzi scheme to bizzarro Bush's commencement speech, Nigerian scams, the United Auto Workers union and even field a visit from the grammar nazis!

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BSA Show #9: Entitlements, Welfare, Socialism Oh Noooooo!

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It's all over the news and our podcast couldn't be any more topical. Before we even finished it there was more talk of bailouts and taxpayer money going to help underprivileged welfare CEOs. Will the madness end? We tackle the argument from both sides. Just who is lazily wasting your tax dollars?

Got iTunes? subscribe to the podcast by clicking here.

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Top 10 Arguments For A McCain Presidency

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I'm sure many think Obama is probably the better candidate, but have you thought about the advantages of a McCain presidency? I came up with a list....

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What Caused The Second Depression In-A-Nutshell

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Everyone is pointing fingers at who is to blame in the current financial and economic crisis. Let's move beyond partisan sniping and take a look and see if we can find some real cause-and-effects...

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BSA Show #8: America's Worst Engineering Disaster

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Most Americans still aren't aware.. just a few years ago, our nation suffered the worst engineering disaster in the United States; the worst in the world since Chernobyl. And it's not "if" but "when" it's going to happen again. Maybe your city will be destroyed? No accountability. Tons of misinformation about the facts. And your congresscritters sitting on their asses worrying about prostitutes and baseball players on steroids.

Now there's a bill to be proposed in Congress to get to the bottom of this issue, but will it ever see the light of day?

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Top Eleven Katrina Myths

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[Environment]
Here is BSA's top 11 Katrina Myths - issues relating to the destruction of New Orleans: fact and fiction.

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BSAlert Show 7: Money, Debt and Finance

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How does credit really work? Do you have nearly as much money as you think, or is debt consuming you? And how does the American financial system work?

We delve into these issues as well as interview moviemaker, Paul Grignon and talk about his very cool documentary called, "Money As Debt".

Click here to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or other services (Always Free!)

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BSA Show #6: Christmas Seasons Greedings!!

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BSAlert tackles the Origins of Christmas as only we can, with a look at the history of various Christmas traditions while reflecting on modern day holiday and religious concerns. Don't miss this great show, also available from iTunes.

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BSAlert Show 5 - James Randi on Paranormalism and Phenomenon

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[Pseudo-Science]
James Randi is interviewed by the BSAlert crew in this podcast, wherein we comment on everything from Georgia's "Prayer for rain" campaign, NBC's Phenomenon TV show, and Uri Geller, to the state of mysticism in American society.

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New Orleans: Two Years Post-Katrina

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[Environment]
I've been making it a regular job to go around the city every now and then and take pictures of the "Rebuilding Effort" that has been going on since the Army Corps of Engineers destroyed the city of New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Come take a look at the latest installment...

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BSAlert Show 4 - Dissecting The Libertarian Government Model

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With everyone going nuts over Libertarian-in-Republican-clothing, Ron Paul, we thought it might be worthwhile to take a deeper look into what this notion of "Liberty" is all about and whether the Libertarian-style of government has any basis in reality. The result, a two-part, two-hour interview with an outspoken, activist, fundamentalist libertarian where we don't pull any punches and get to the bottom of things.

Subscribe to the BSAlert podcast here.

"There wasn't a movement in the early days of the industrial revolution. You don't really get libertarian movements until there's a certain amount of peace, democracy and prosperity, where the hard task of creating a state and building a nation has been done." - Christopher Hitchens

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