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5 Reliable Resources for Fact Finding

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

November 2008.  I was heavily researching McCain and Obama’s views on life and government, so I could make a well educated decision when voting.  What were their beliefs?  What did they stand for?  There were so many debates, so many arguments, so many false stories.  I was tired of all the negativity.  All I wanted was the facts.  What was the truth?  I wanted to find out.

I started doing research myself.  I hated relying solely on the media which tends to be biased.  FOX News must counter balance MSNBC.  ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and affiliates of each tend to steer their headlines to appease their viewers.   I couldn’t judge these organizations.  They were taught that if you want to be successful in your market, you have to know who your audience is, and feed them what they want.  It’s how they believe they must survive financially.  But that’s an unfortunate view, because for folks like you and me, we just want the truth.

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Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America (Interview)

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk 4 Comments

Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America
2012 Non-Fiction
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The historical and personal significance of Eradicate is profound.  With thorough research as its foundation, David Fiorazo does an excellent job depicting the exact timeline of the moral, social, spiritual, and political decay in America.  I couldn’t put this book down.  I was enlightened, convicted, and moved to actively defend the moral fabric of our society.  Here is my interview with the author David Fiorazo, as he shares his thoughts on the history of America and what we need to do to make a difference. This is a must read before anyone votes in the upcoming 2012 Presidential election.  If you are looking to get informed, this is the one book for you.
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Why NFL Replacement Refs were Doomed from the Start

Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

The #1 Rule in sports is don’t blame the refs.  As a basketball coach, when games come down to the wire, I would normally tell my players and parents, “This is our doing.  That last play wasn’t the deciding factor.  If a game is so close to the wire, you can usually look back and point to a number of other plays that collectively determine the outcome.”  If we lost, there is always a number of things we could have done differently to garnish a win instead.

Alternatively, the Monday night professional football game this week (9/24/12) between the NFL (National Football League) Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks was different.  The penalties called or missed throughout the game were so badly botched up that, in this case, it proves there is always an exception to the rule.

We are in the third week of the professional NFL season and four months into a labor strike between Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, and the NFL Referees Association (NFLRA).  The gridlock bewteen the NFL and the NFLRA over labor disputes and pension plans have left 32 NFL teams in a state of despair.  New referees, with less experience, were brought in to replace those on strike, and it has changed the game tremendously.  The onslaught of poor officiating has created a third team on the field and a battle for fair play.

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