America

Nick Russell on July 4th, 2010

If you are an American, today is your birthday. America is 234 years old today, and even though we certainly have our share of problems, and some of them seem to get worse every year, we’re still privileged to be citizens of the greatest nation the world has ever known. Just think about it. We […]

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Nick Russell on March 4th, 2010

Last year, about 1.3 million factory jobs disappeared in America, according to USA Today. Every year we see more and more of our jobs moving to Mexico, China, and other countries, while Americans are left with fewer and fewer options to find employment. As companies close down or ship jobs offshore, we see small towns […]

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Nick Russell on February 11th, 2010

Last week, Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans announced that the country is tightening its rules to control the type of immigrants allowed in. Evans said the new policy will favor people who speak English, and professionals.  Evans said the country has been attracting too many hairdressers and cooks, and too few doctors and engineers. Can […]

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Nick Russell on January 10th, 2010

While dining at a restaurant recently, I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation between two young couples at the table next to us. One of the young men was telling his group that he is considering joining the Army, because he’s been out of high school for three years and cannot find a good job, […]

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Nick Russell on November 14th, 2009

Am I the only one who gets really pissed off every time I call some company or government office and have to listen to a recorded message telling me to “Press One For English?” It’s not bad enough that I have to hear this in English, then the damned message tells me the same thing […]

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Nick Russell on August 25th, 2009

Bad Nick is the alter ego of Nick Russell, the relatively mild mannered publisher of the Gypsy Journal RV travel newspaper and the author of a half dozen or so travel books. Before that, he spent his career publishing small town newspapers, and loved stepping on the toes of the local politicians who got caught […]

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