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Four years ago we were introduced to the Ball family. A family of three basketball-playing brothers who were some of the most notorious and promising upcoming talents in the country. The oldest, Lonzo, committed to play for UCLA and was a projected lottery pick before he’d even stepped onto the court. The middle son, LiAngelo, wasn’t flashy but was touted as being an NBA role player one day. The youngest, Lamelo, was under his older brother's tutelage and was thought to be even better than Lonzo when the time came.

But it wasn’t the talent of the brothers that brought the Ball family into the spotlight, it was their father Lavar. …


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2020 was terrible, just downright awful. There were so many times where we would say, well, at least it can’t get any worse…. But don’t dwell on it! Don’t continue to look in the rearview mirror and think about how something negative happened in 2020. Don’t look back and say you hope that never happens again. Don’t dwell on the things you can’t change. That will only make you feel regret and remorse and you’ll never be able to put your best foot forward.

2020 was the definition of moving forward without looking back. Leave that year in the past. …


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The recent SolarWinds cybersecurity attack has redirected the focus from Russian election hacking to other Russian cyber hacking. Over the past four years, Russia has been the number one culprit for cyberattacks in the United States, whether they were behind it or not, the focus was always on them.

Most recently, the Russian government has been accused of the SolarWinds cybersecurity attack by allegedly infiltrating various United States federal computer systems through server software provider, SolarWinds.

SolarWinds is an IT service management provider whose programs are used by the Pentagon, White House, NASA, and roughly 425 of the fortune 500 companies. …


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It’s 2020 and we have technology at our fingertips nearly every second of every day. As human beings, we’ve had thousands, millions of years to advance our forms of communication, yet, there are still too many people who can’t spell correctly.

Could it be a lack of knowledge? There were 56.4 million students who “attended” school in 2020 and the average dropout rate is 5.4%. Maybe? …


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It’s 2020 and nearly everyone is a freelancer. This could be a freelance writer, videographer, cement worker, the list goes on and on. COVID-19 has changed how a lot of working people make ends meet. Millions of people are unemployed and in an effort to utilize their skills on a somewhat part-time basis, they’ve taken to freelancing.

If you’ve taken on being a freelance writer, you’ve found that jobs pay next to nothing for hours of work. Some writers have made a living off of freelancing jobs but they are few and far between. Everyone talks about how easy it was to get started. They got one job and that job turned into three. Those three turned into 30 hours a week of writing and they’re making over six figures each year. …


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We are four years into Donald Trump’s presidency and it appears we won’t be blessed with another four. With the election still undecided, Americans are watching anxiously to see what’s happening, which states are still tabulating results, and who the president will sue next.

For the past four years, we’ve been fed lies, told that the inaccuracies are just alternative facts, instructed to not believe any mainstream media, and that we should reference Twitter to get our facts. Facts only the president knows.

No other time in American history have we seen such propaganda sweep across the nation, and unfortunately, half of Americans still can’t see the truth. With a campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again”, that would mean Americans come together for the betterment of the country. Not to divide people and tell lies for personal gain. …


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America was founded on five basic principles. Freedom of liberty, speech, religion, due process of law, and assembly. Nearly 300 years after these principles were set in place, why is it that we’re struggling to keep these principles alive?

We’re always told that America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. So why is it that we’ve been cooped up in our homes for the past several months and people are afraid to speak out? One of the main reasons is because we have a two-party system.

Citizenship is the common thread that connects all Americans. We are a nation bound not by race or religion, but by the shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality.” …


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Whether you love it or hate it, the UFC has perfected the product offering. When fights are announced, they’re done so in a manner that excites diehard fans, casual fans, and can attract people who don’t know a thing about fighting.

Founded in 1993, the UFC struggled to get off the ground and create a profitable product. After eight years of flirting with bankruptcy and a lack of growth, the UFC brand was purchased for $2 million by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta. Once the brand was purchased, the Fertitta brothers installed longtime friend Dana White as president. …


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It doesn’t happen often, but our cell phones let us down. Screens crack, updates don’t work, and charges don’t last. We put so much reliability into our phones that when they let us down, we end up panicking and not knowing what to do.

Several months ago my phone decided to stop working. I did an update on my iPhone 7 and a few days after, my phone seemed to no longer receive a cell signal. I could use it on WiFi but if I was off of it, it was essentially a useless block.

This happened the night before a holiday and the Apple store wasn’t open the following day. I was stuck without a phone for at least 24 hours. …


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We’re in October and in many parts of the country, we’re still in quarantine due to state mandates. In New York, we have been home since March…eight months ago, and things still haven’t changed. Information from the top down is still muddled and murky, facts are still distorted, statistics can’t be trusted, and we were just told today by the president to not be afraid of COVID.

The Beginning

When COVID first showed up in the United States, we were told that things would never get bad and that it would go away quickly. For many Americans, I think that was the hope. It would be similar to the flu and go away relatively quickly. We were told that lie over, and over, and over, and over. Now, after eight months of COVID being in the United States, there are over 208,000 deaths. For those who say it’s no worse than the flu, the common flu kills between 12,000 and 60,000 Americans each year. …

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