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Samuel Vargo worked as a full-time reporter and editor for more than 20 years at a number of daily newspapers and business journals. He was also an adjunct English professor at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida for about a decade. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in English (both degrees were awarded by Youngstown State University).


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Donald Trump is considering buying the island of Greenland, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 18, 2019
Donald Trump Scores a Jackpot of Craziness with His Plans to Buy Greenland With America's infrastructure crumbling, its stature on a global scale dwindling, racial and social tensions on the rise, it's hard to believe the president of the United States might have a serious notion to purchase Greenland, but it's been all over the news the past few days.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 23, 2018
Tribes Fight Final Permitting, Due in August, for the Rosemont Copper Mine Final Permitting for the Rosemont Copper Mine is taking place in Washington, D.C., this month but several groups, including American Indian tribes, are fighting this ecological vamp;ire.
Trump attacks the 'fake media' President Trump spoke about the media while at the Celebrate Freedom Concert in Washington D.C. on July 1. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: ..., From YouTubeVideos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 17, 2018
What's Wrong With The News These Days? A Fake President Throwing A Lot Of Vitriol Around, Targeting The Media Donald Trump's unrelenting attack on the media is scary and very much against everything America stands for -- this dim-witted wannabe autocrat's vitriol against the media will only leave "The Donald" with blood on his hands if something horrific occurs in a newsroom somewhere in America while he's in office.
1868 Peace Commission, Lakota, Fort Leramie, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2018
The Fort Laramie Treaties are the backbone of law statutes governing High Plains Indian lands Two treaties - the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 - are the backbone of law statutes mandating that fracking concerns should not be allowed to operate in Converse County, Wyo., if a consensus of Native American tribes do not want them to operate here.
From commons.wikimedia.org: File:Hydraulic Fracturing Marcellus Shale., From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 28, 2018
An Oglala Lakota Attorney is fighting big gas companies on public lands in Converse County, Wyo. People are getting sick from flaring and other by-products of the rampant fracking operatives ongoing in Converse County, Wyo. An Oglala Lakota Sioux attorney and activist, Mario Gonzalez, is fighting to quell this monstrous project on public lands, but the tribes and the non-Native communities in the area must do a lot more to stave-off fracking on private lands if they want a better Wyoming.
a row of Harleys, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2018
So, are your loyalties with Harley-Davidson or Donald Trump? Man, that's a dumb question! Will Donald Trump's reaction in tweets to Harley-Davidson affect the loyal upholders of this All-American brand? No, not in this world. Harley-Davidson seems to enjoy inelastic demand and its buyers and riders will throw Trump under the bas before they turn their backs to that corporate name surrounded by flying wings.
Colorado River, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 23, 2018
A lot of water (and money) has gone down the river since 1964 for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Mario Gonzalez, attorney for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of California, is fighting a federal battle to get this tribe their due moneys from a 1965 legal guarantee that they have a lot of water that has gone down the river, or, more peculiarly, this water was used by a California municipal body in place of the Chemehuevi people.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 8, 2018
Ivanka and Kim teaming up on prison reform will only lead to big losing, all around What are Ivanka Trump and Kim Kardashian going to do about prison reform in America? Although their intent might be good, it's hard to believe in the reality show world of the current White House, the grand diva of the world's most famed reality show, "Keeping up with the Kardashaians," has taken on such a role. It's sad, but funny, too. Humorous enough to incite a lot of humor by late-night comics yet a tragedy, too.
DSC_0135, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 23, 2018
All are sick with this "Carpenter, you have spilled the whiskey" news Santa Fe Texas this past Friday was a tragedy and a travesty, but there will surely be more school shootings on the horizon. The equivocating debauchery of our federal leaders and a blind obedience to the NRA will make it so. And Donald Trump's tough talk, his rhetoric of vitriol and violence, and his disdain for law and order certainly are not helping matters in this volatile corner of the American scene.
Pineridgereservationmap.p ng  - Wikimedia Commons, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 14, 2018
South Dakota's Republican Primary Race is a Dogfight! Neither of the Republican contenders for South Dakota's heated and tough gubernatorial race have an interest in what the state's American Indian populace believes in, or holds as important and salient. It's a tough sell, all this fighting over the old governor's mansion in Pierre', and many Lakota Natives are just shaking their heads with angst, disappointment, and even despair.
From flickr.com: Donald Trump - Caricature, From MyPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2018
Trump needs to take a 'hands off' approach when it comes to Robert Mueller Donald Trump had better leave Robert Mueller alone if he plans to continue on his rocky and calamitous Presidency. If he continues to attack Mueller and eventually fires the man leading the special investigation into Trump's alleged criminal misdeeds, the Republican power elites will have to pull Trump from the political game.
Looking every bit like his usual angry, hateful self, it's time to question whether Donald Trump is mentally fit to handle his new job., From GoogleImages
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 17, 2017
Trump: "Not Only Do I Ride the Crazy Train, I'm Its No. 1 Engineer and Off-the-Rail Pilot!" Donald Trump is an emotional mess. Do you trust him with the nuclear codes for America's stockpile of nuclear arms? Is he mentally fit to handle having such power at his disposal?
It's rather commonplace to see this seal displayed on the bumper stickers of cars in the Sooner State. The largest tribal grouping of American Indians live in Okloahoma, with nearly 190,000 enrolled members there and almost 300,000 members the world over., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 13, 2017
A'ho, Cherokee Nation and Way to Go! You stopped ongoing radioactive pollution in the Sooner State! Chalk up a big win for the Cherokee Nation. They just stopped further dumping of radioactive waste in a little corner of Oklahoma.
Can we call Donald Trump by the F word yet? Is it too soon to hit him with that label or has he passed the litmus test, if there actually is such a test for an autocratic dictatorial leader., From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 10, 2017
Can we call Donald Trump the "F" word yet? If it walks like a duck and squawks like a duck...Well, we know the drill! Donald Trump has shown many signs of being a fascist leader and in this opinion, many of these warning indicators are discussed and analyzed.
During a Congressional delegation to Haiti, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi gives a warm smile and firm handshake to a fellow American involved with peacekeeping efforts on the Caribbean island., From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2016
Nancy Pelosi is renamed House Dem Leader, winning over Timmy What's His Name In a time of crazy surprises at the federal government level, it's good to know that Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as the Democratic House Leader. She beat Tim Ryan of Ohio's 13th District, her sole challenger Wedmesdau.
Well-written literary fake news., comedy, and satire are so filled with absurdity, nonsense, hyperbole and utter malarkey that nobody sees it as anything other than BS. Like it or hate it, even Benjamin Franklin spent some time writing the stuff., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Why I write comedy, satire, and yes, even "fake" news An attack on 'fake news' is an attack on the First Amendment. Slander and libel laws have been designed to punish those creating hard copy stories without any satiric or comedic value from misleading the public. Let these right-wingers take a slice at fake news and soon, they'll be after real, substantive, accurate news. Wait and see.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/5471912349/: Is he mean? You betcha. Is he predatory, like a wild beast? Yeppers. Do, From Images
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 18, 2016
Donald Trump's unpredictability is his scariest trait Among a long list of very negative attributes, what scares this writer, along with many other people in the world right now, is Donald Trump's unpredictability. He's liable to do and say just about anything.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/28512617446/: Vladimir Putin carrying his buddy Donald Trump - watch out if .The Don, From Images
(92 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 8, 2016
Donald Trump's 'man crush' on Vladimir Putin isn't only disgusting, it's a harbinger of what may come Donald Trump loves strong-arm leaders and in particular, Russian President Vladimir Putin. There is something very peculiar about a Presidential candidate for what is supposedly a democratic country being so enamored with a tyrannical President of an Eastern Bloc country that has always been an adversary to the USA.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/19405705362/: Everything Donald Trump comes up with is an outrageous and horrendous , From Images
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 27, 2016
Donald Trump, "The Man of Steel", has a collosal meltdown! Donald Trump plans to rebuild American with American made steel. Hey cowboy, how's that going to come out of the blast furnace?
Sometimes setting fire to an petroleum drenched swamp is a good thing and the only course of action, as here in remote, wooded swamp tucked inside Bayou Sorrel, La., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 7, 2016
A Big Rebel Yell: The Deep South has more than its share of H2O woes The Deep South, long associated with being business friendly and open to new business pursuits of many varieties, is getting litigious in fighting against companies that are destroying land and polluting water. Southern hospitality comes with a really mean redneck side. Southern communities and even states are seeing red over continued ecological destruction.

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