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Straight Outta Compton: An Issue NOT Addressed in the Movie; the Rivalry Between Dre & E After N.W.A. Split Up.

What was going on BEFORE Dr Dre was with N.W.A.? Eazy-E: sings (raps) about how Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were not real Gangsters but were from the suburbs and learned how to “act” like gangsters and are thus perceived as…
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The Saturation / Deprivation Proposition: Too Much of a Good Thing Can Turn it into a Bad Thing!

Perhaps the social phenomena discussed in the preceding sections will become even clearer if we look at part of an academic body of work called rational choice theory. Previously, this body of work, and its line of reasoning, were labeled…
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How Can Returning Afghanistan & Iraq War Veterans Reconnect to their Intimate Relationships?

“Most of these veterans knew I studied relationships and mentioned that they were having trouble reconnecting with their partner on an intimate level.” After nearly a decade-and-a-half of war,  many  thousands of veterans are returning home to their families and…
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Swingers End Scene: Is Trent Feeling the Attractive Woman’s Vibe? Is He Going to Get “Lucky”?

  After writing the recent posts on ETHNOMETHODOLOGY, or on the rules governing how we “make sense” of what’s happening in our social worlds, I was watching the movie SWINGERS and the end scene is exactly composed of ethnomethodology. Vince…
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Corruption in American Politics: As the Country Entertains Itself on Honey Boo Boo, They Ignore the “Real” World of Politics.

American citizens take our power structure for granted. The assume that the transfer of power in America will be smooth, and that democracy in the U.S. is a “given.” Somehow Americans know that corruption is possible; and some Americans even…
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The Law of Reversed Effort: When You’re in a Relationship, “Offers” Come Out of the Woodwork! Yet When You’re Single, Those “Offers” Tend to Magically Disappear.

  “A woman is like your shadow; the faster you chase her; the faster she runs. The faster you run, the faster she follows.” – Saying on a Chinese fortune cookie.   “If you spend your life trying to find the perfect…
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