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Ghosts Are Real: My Experience

Ghosts Are Real: My Experience

Here’s my disclaimer: I do not like scary things.

Never in my life have I gone to see a horror movie and for perspective purposes, the movie “Signs” kept me restlessly awake for over a month.

So take that into consideration when I tell you that the idea of the paranormal scares the be-Jesus out of me. 

The funny thing about the paranormal is that it doesn’t care if you are scared, it will exist without you. That was case when I was growing up and is still the case today.

My first memorable experience with the paranormal was when I lived in Alden, NY.  I was just 4 years old at the time and woke up to the sounds of a party going on downstairs in my basement.  By party, I mean people laughing, talking loudly and music playing.  It was loud enough to wake me out of a sound sleep.  As I crept downstairs to sneak a peek at this party, I noticed that the lights were not on.  No one was down there.

National Education Blogger Says Bullying Initiatives Won't Work

National Education Blogger Says Bullying Initiatives Won't Work

Christopher Emdin of The Huffington Post took a controversial stance in his blog yesterday, explaining what he believes are the 5 Major Reasons that the latest anti-bullying efforts won't work.

His reasons are as follows:

  • The Zero-Tolerance Theory Backfires
  • Avoiding Social Media Is NOT A Solution
  • We Address Bullying with Celebrity, Not Expertise
  • We Forget that the Bullied And The Bully Are Both Children
  • We Turn A Blind Eye To Adult Bullying

 

Edmin cites the deaths of Williamsville teen Jamey Rodemeyer and Rutgers student Tyler Clementi as the main catalysts for the new push to resolve the bullying issue.

For the full blog where Emdin explains his reasoning, click here.

Do you agree/disagree?  What solutions do you think the exper

Is 7 Years in Jail Enough Punishment for Having Sex with a Minor?

Is 7 Years in Jail Enough Punishment for Having Sex with a Minor?

You may remember a case last year in Federal Court, where a Michigan woman was arrested and charged with crossing state lines to have sex with a minor. If not you can find that story from last year here.

In June of last year Jenkins, 35, was arrested in Amherst for continuing in relationship with a minor, 15 years old, that began online in October of 2009.  The relationship escalated from playing an online game to a relationship that involved sexually explicit, phone calls and emails. The minor tried to end the relationship but Jenkins decided to come to Buffalo and take the relationship into a physical relationship.

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

What do you think? Enlightened message or unenlightening atheism? Add your comments below.

This billboard is part of a widespread advertising campaign launched by Amherst's Center for Inquiry

Tobacco: Why all the Fuss?

Tobacco: Why all the Fuss?

Tobacco has been in the news for a few months now, with the FDA releasing its new cigarette labels to big tobacco suing the FDA. Many people have seen the commercials and know that tobacco kills but choose to smoke anyways, so why all the fuss?

Many people have a hard time believing that tobacco is an addictive drug similar to cocaine or heroin. However nicotine, which is the addictive ingredient in tobacco, is one of the most widely abused drugs in the US. In a report from the US Department of Health it states:

The Great Debate: Tims Tops Dunkin

The Great Debate: Tims Tops Dunkin

Last week, 2 Your Town asked you the viewers to help us settle the longstanding debate of Tim Hortons vs. Dunkin Donuts and today we have declared a winner.

With 440 votes cast, Tim Hortons is Western New York's choice as the best coffee, best food, best prices, and ultimate favorite choice for your morning drive.

Not a total washout, Dunkin Donuts received about 30% of the votes in every category.

 

The Great Debate: Dunkin Donuts vs Tim Hortons

The Great Debate: Dunkin Donuts vs Tim Hortons

It's a decision that most Western New Yorkers make every morning: Dunkin Donuts or Tim Hortons.

For most that decision is almost instinctual, but with both chains having a strong following we have to ask, who's better?

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