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By Matt Zajechowski For those who travel often, experiencing cultural mismatches can be common. Even among cities in the same country, there are differences in local traditions, behaviors, mannerisms, and sayings that can affect our opinions of a place.  We surveyed over 1,500 residents of the 30 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. and asked them about the rudeness level of...
Deepfakes MTSU Dr. Larry Burriss
When you go to the store, do you buy a box of chocolates for its nutritional value? Probably not. Likewise, why in the world would you go to the marketplace of ideas and turn to Facebook, TikTok or Twitter for serious discussions about public policy? The answer, you shouldn’t.      Now let’s be clear: there is nothing inherently dishonest with...
Murphy Center Murfreesboro
  Elvis, Elton John, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, The Gods, REM, Nine Inch Nails – even Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Chris Young – perform at the famous Charles M. Murphy Center. Graduation parties, state basketball tournaments, and more took center stage at MTSU’s “The Glass House,” which opened in December 1972. “This special place,...
Elon Musk Twitter Donald Trump
Elon Musk completes Twitter purchase and fires CEO Is there Hope for Free Expression? Musk plans on replacing ousted CEO Parag Agrawal for now The billionaire also intends to scrap lifelong bans on users Twitter Inc. is now owned by Elon Musk, with multiple media outlets reporting Thursday night that the long-anticipated sale had officially closed.   https://youtu.be/PtMjdpo24i8   According to The Wall Street Journal,...
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Secretary of State Tre Hargett wants voters to know about the four proposed Constitutional amendments on the Nov. 8 State and Federal General Election ballot and the process for amendments to pass in Tennessee. "Our Tennessee Constitution is the foundation of our state government and this November, there will be four proposed Constitutional amendments on the ballot,"...
Dan Miller 48days
By Dan Miller Being an artist of any kind who is trying to build a business around your art can be very lonely. It’s often hard to find the support and the momentum to build a business that you’re passionate about, that matches your artistic talents and that will make an income. https://youtu.be/lZ56GcMxUDU   If this is you, I want you to read...
Summary by Ground News Saudi Arabia's energy minister held a virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart to discuss cooperation in the global oil market and on nuclear energy.  The meeting comes amid a deep crisis between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the Saudi-led OPEC+ decision earlier this month to cut oil production.   Why it matters: The meeting comes amid a...
Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi Gabbard the former congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate announced on Tuesday that she is leaving the Democratic Party. For Gabbard, the announcement is no surprise to many who follow her giving the fact that she has been increasingly at odds with the Democratic Party and its failing policies. “I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party. It’s now under...
The Haunted Hospital in Murfreesboro
  With the old Middle Tennessee Medical Center now completely in ruins, it’s a good time to share  about my investigation of a place that I consider one of Murfreesboro’s most haunted. Originally built in the 1920’s, it saw its share of patients come and go. However, some of these patients, it seems, have never actually left. Several medical professionals...
We hear a lot of talk lately about the mental health of our children. Apparently mental health issues are increasing dramatically, and we often hear Covid challenges are the culprits. But is it Covid, or all of the alarmist talk about Covid, and other supposed world difficulties, causing the problems? Media sociologist George Gerbner one time said, “Fearful people are more...

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