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I'VE BEEN SCROOGLED (SCREWED BY GOOGLE)

I hate Google. I mean I really hate Google.

What do you do when you meet someone? You google him. There was a time when looking into the background of every person you met was considered borderline stalking. Now, it is almost an obligation to google any and every person you meet anywhere. Yes, I am guilty as well. Within two minutes of googling someone, I can see their Facebook profile, LinkedIn profile, and any article both good and bad that has been written about him. I also get to see who hates him so much that they decided to write about him on a message board to say how bad of a boyfriend he was in college.
This is the new normal.

For the recently released felon, this is a major impediment to resuming some sense of normalcy. My name is Michael Szafranski. Yes, it is spelled S Z A F R A N S K I. Yes, the Z is silent. No, I do not know why it is there. Yes, I know in Polish SZ is actually SH, but I make it silent. No, I did not think of changing it to make it easier for OTHER peopl…

The Farmer in the Hell: State Senator Gary Farmer

Why do the good suffer while the evil prosper? Questions such as these have been asked by theologians and religious scholars since the beginning of time. Is it random or is it all part of a master plan?  aIf it is a plan then it is a plan that is bigger than us and beyond our comprehension to understand. The man of faith will certainly opt for the latter while the atheist will opt for the former approach. The fact remains that from our simplistic point of view, we cannot ascertain the reason and attempting to understand the complexities of the universe will likely drive a person insane.

The criminal justice system is not very different. In many ways it is a microcosm on the universe itself in that it seems that prosecutions are handed down at random. As was pointed out in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this week, if we are to become over zealous in prosecuting politicians, we will find that almost every American has violated some law at some point.

However, I am not even referrin…