VIB Opinionated
Narrow Mindedness

I contend that most of us are narrow minded.

As I wrote the previous sentence I had a vision of the fingers of the majority of the few people who come here immediately pouncing on their keyboards to pound out an exceptionally fervent agreement or disagreement with that statement. Or maybe they’ll get defensive and pen a personal repudiation.

Prove me wrong. Please wait until you finish reading this post before spouting your response.

Posted By
JoelKlebanoff
3 hours ago
Self
Clear vision

Honesty is like a diamond in the world of lies. To uderstand why we are here, we have to be true to ourselves. The only problem is that most people forgotten their true purpose of existence. They only follow trends or other people.

Posted By
3Stick
4 hours ago

Henry Hudson was an experienced and busy English seaman. Firstly he had been commissioned by the English merchants in the Muscovy Comp­any in 1607; he was to find a north west passage to China via a route above the Arctic Circle. This would be, if he found it, a quick route from England to the "islands of spicery."

Posted By
Hels
5 hours ago
VIB Writing
An Owl Reflects

I was born before I was born. All owls are.

True to the species, my fate was chiseled on ancient rocks by comets hurled from alien space. No one could change it after that, not even God. Certainly not father.

Posted By
uspandey
5 hours ago

What does it take to make an incredible plate of bar-style, fully loaded nachos? For starters, at least three kinds of cheese, two kinds of beans, and two different applications of creamy, tangy dairy. It may sound like overkill, but there's a method to this madness.

Posted By
TonyB
6 hours ago
VIB Opinionated
Television Has News and Views but No Real Clues

Wally is said to have spent most of his weekend finishing up the last few episodes of Star Trek's Next Generation.

Was a time when he'd get up and watch Meet the Press on Sunday morning, but in Wally's mind, David Gregory is no Tim Russert.

While Russert used to confront bullshit when it appeared, Gregory seems to encourage it. Worse yet, the post Russert version of Meet the Press is more like the Milk Toast Review Show. "Dude's always beating a dead horse," Wally is fond of saying.

Posted By
wjl45
6 hours ago

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its most important privacy decision in four decades. In Riley v. California, the majority held that police officers must obtain a warrant prior to searching a suspect’s cell phone during the course of an arrest.

Posted By
Scarinci
7 hours ago

Full disclosure: I ve fortunately never been held at gunpoint. I have however, been mugged for a box of donuts. It was Monday April 21st, 2008 and I was walking down the gritty streets of Toronto with a nearly full box of donuts in my hand.

Posted By
DustyLalas
16 hours ago

In high-income countries -- like the United States and Canada -- some impact of the HIV epidemic has shifted. The disease escalated among intravenous drug users in the mid-'90s, but as its impact fell away in that population, it grew among female sex workers. Estimates of HIV prevalence among prostitutes in Vancouver, for example, are as high as 20 percent; infection rates vary depending on where the sex work takes place.

Posted By
voxmedia
16 hours ago