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Most Dangerous City?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 27, 2007 | 
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As the 14th annual “City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America” was published by CQ Press, discussions erupted over the credibility of the lists.  The study, which was released Sunday, was hit with criticism prior to its release, and it continues to field complaints into this week. The American Society of Criminology issued a statement Friday calling the study “an irresponsible misuse” of crime data, as [&hellip... Read More
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Is Global Warming a Scam?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 26, 2007 | 
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“It’s the greatest scam in history”, writes John Coleman , founder of The Weather Channel.  “I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM”. (Click here to read the article). Wow. If John Coleman is in anyway right about this, not only are we are looking at the greatest scam in history, but also the greatest act of spin in [&hellip... Read More
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Let's Talk About Sexy

By: Arment Dietrich | November 20, 2007 | 
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I would have to take a guess that more than half of our population was not surprised when Matt Damon was announced “sexiest man alive” by People magazine.  Although a little degrading, I think nothing wrong with a little man eye candy.  Although that was 10 minutes well spent, flipping through pictures of the hottest men on earth, I was absolutely appalled when I read the [&hellip... Read More
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Who's Paying for It?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 16, 2007 | 
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With the writer’s strike hitting its second week, many networks are being forced to air repeats.  Which may seem tough on the networks, but writers and actors are still receiving residuals from those episodes and the networks are still getting paid from advertisers.  However, it’s the behind the scenes people, the production staff, hairdressers, make-up artists, and cameraman that are feeling the pinch. NBC had fired [&hellip... Read More
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Kids and Their Crappy Drugs

By: Arment Dietrich | November 15, 2007 | 
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If you were paying close attention to the media last week, you may have noticed a... Read More
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Beer: The Latest Sports’ Drink

By: Arment Dietrich | November 14, 2007 | 
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When I was in college, I learned that nothing gave you a better buzz than drinking after a run. But I never suspected that guzzling beer could be good for me. According to a Spanish research study, a beer after exercise could do you more good than drinking water. This study 100 percent validates my lifelong dream to move to Spain. Taking siestas, drinking after workouts, [&hellip... Read More
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Pumping YOU Up!

By: Arment Dietrich | November 13, 2007 | 
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During the past couple of years there has been a disturbing upward trend concerning people, and no, it’s not children’s weight. It’s the steadily increasing price of gas. We’ve seen the price of gas go from $1.35 in 2000 according to an online report from PBS, to a national average of $3.01. That’s an increase of more than 200 percent, which means people are left with [&hellip... Read More
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The R-word Matters Most: It’s All About the Relations

By: Arment Dietrich | November 12, 2007 | 
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When I took my first “professional” job in public relations there was a study often touted that said the reputation of PR people was right up there with used car salesmen. Fortunately, just as the process of buying a car now is more consumer friendly and credible than in 1984, generally the same can be said about those of us who “do” public relations for a [&hellip... Read More
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Get Inside the Mind of the Married Man

By: Arment Dietrich | November 10, 2007 | 
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I just saw author Stephen Fried on The Today Show.  He’s written a book called “Husbandry“.  While most of his first chapter (read it here) is pretty funny and accurate, I take offense to his comments about the remote control. He said wives should not be allowed to have the remote control because they always end up with the “blue screen”.  I am here to tell [&hellip... Read More
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It's Not Oprah's Fault!

By: Arment Dietrich | November 9, 2007 | 
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So apparently providing $40 million to build a 50-acre school for disadvantaged South African girls will get you a lot of bad publicity.  Just recently, about a dozen girls at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa came forward with a list of complaints which included sexual abuse and harassment.  Although Oprah isn’t entirely to blame for this, she still has to take the heat [&hellip... Read More