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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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*BSA Exclusive Editorial*

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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[Humor]
[BSAlert *exclusive*]
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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BSAlert Show #3 - Internet Dating & World's Worst Personal Ads

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[Sex]
Man vs. Wild, Over-protective parents, Arctic pollution and our special on INTERNET DATING with the world's worst personal ads!

Subscribe to the BSAlert podcast here.

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BSAlert Radio Show #2 - Now Online, Politician Sextacular!

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[Sex]
Our second podcast is now up for download. This podcast topic is political sex scandals, Iraq War Vets against the war and more.


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BSAlert's First Podcast

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[Beating Dead Horses]
Hey everybody, we've finally done it!

Our first podcast is now available. Feel free to listen to it and leave some comments and feedback on this article.


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Political Magic the Gathering Cards

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[Media]
Perhaps you're familiar with the phenomenon of Magic the Gathering cards, and the associated game. Or maybe you're not. But either way, you might be interested in some new, more modern versions, that can be integrated into your gameplay for a whole new kind of experience.

This particular set of cards was designed exclusively for BSalert. Check out the various series below for a new perspective on the games of politics and media!

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A Tale of Two Phone Books

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[Beating Dead Horses]
The new New Orleans phone books showed up from Bellsouth/AT&T today. I couldn't help but notice the difference between these and the last ones that came out, so I took a picture...

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New Swag - Funny, Political Bumper Stickers & T-Shirts

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We interrupt this web site to bring you a shameless plug... the BSAlert online store has been updated with a bunch of new, cool bumper stickers and t-shirts... be sure to check 'em out!

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Breakdown of Hurricane Katrina Government Spending

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*Developing Story*

The Federal Procurement Data System posted its latest information on hurricane-related contract awards. The total spent on post-Katrina contracts as of June 23 stands at $1.9 billion and this doesn't even count most FEMA and Defense Department contracts.

So how wisely is the government spending money?

Let's see. Remember that cool night-time photo-op Bush did in front of Jackson Square in New Orleans? Where he promised to completely fix the levees (which was never done). It cost $61,000 just for the generators, air conditioners and trailers. Oh wait, $10,000+ for the light towers for that, and we're just getting started.

How about $21,000 for a 5-drawer filing cabinet! (Brought to New Orleans from Illinois, because obviously there were no 5-drawer legal cabinets anywhere in the southern United States).

Oh yea, there's more...

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Top Monster House Rejected Theme Ideas

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To commemorate the final episode of Monster House, we here at BSAlert.com have discovered the lost list of rejected Monster House themes. Check 'em out!

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Katrina Hits BSAlert

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[Environment]
In case anyone was wondering why the site was down or hasn't been updated in a little while, this is because our servers were located in New Orleans and the hurricane affected us all. As I write this, I'm still in the middle of this, operating on generator power in a very dark, scary city. More later, but I think the site is back online and solid now.

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Index of Blogger-Instigated News

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We here at BSAlert are going to keep a running tab of major news stories that were broken by non-traditional media sources (i.e. Bloggers/Internet). See "Read More" for the details and how you can contribute.

The truth is every day, major stories are "buried" by the mainstream media because they don't serve the interest of their executives or corporate sponsors. In many cases, the "Internet buzz" ends up becoming so substantive that even the mainstream must acknowledge these stories or call more obvious attention to their questionable journalistic standards. We're going to keep track of these stories to show that there are many superior sources of news and information than the corrupted mainstream institutions.

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Observations on the 2004 Oscars

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[The "Buzz"]
[BSAlert *exclusive*]
Since maybe some of you don't have the patience for a three-hour telecast, here are my reflections on the event.

First, the monologue. Generally, it was funny. Politically speaking, it was reasonably balanced. During his monologue, Chris Rock did a good ten-minute riff on Bush. ("Just imagine if you work at the Gap…and when you close up for the day, your register is $75 trillion dollars short.") The audience seemed to love it (surprised?). He did a very mild jab at Michael Moore, but only after saying nice things about his movie.

He also said some nice things about the film "The Passion of the Christ," and Jesus in general, to provide balance. And on a more personal level, if he ever zinged anybody, like Cuba Gooding, he managed to turn it around on himself before he was done.

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A Primer On The Fairness Doctrine: How We Screwed Up

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With the Internet overflowing with various pundits speculating on "What went wrong in the 2004 election?", I'd like to add my theory. Unlike other theories dancing around which take into account partisan intent, what people are thinking and the use of lots of tin-foil hats, I think there's a very straightforward path that shows how and why the American populace has developed into the polarized mindset that was responsible for the current political climate.

This is the first part of a two part rambling diatribe. The first part outlines what I feel are the two major causes of most of the problems. The second part outlines ideas I have on solving the problems in a realistic way given an environment that is vehemently hostile towards equitible debate.

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Part II: Speaking their language to fix the system

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If you're tired of feeling like only one side of the story is being told in mainstream media, here's my idea on how we can effect change, taking a page from the winning side's playbook.

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