The City of
Jacksonville; Duval County, Florida
Editorials, Opinions & Essays
- Florida's Candidates-Take a Good Look - Editorial by R. F. Mariano
4/27/02 - 2002 is a pivotal year in elections for Florida's voters. Never
has so much for so many been at stake. From the local County Elections to
the Statewide Elections, we all must pay particular attention to the
candidates. We must pay close attention to what they stand for. By that I
mean their qualifications, aptitude and above all else if they are incumbent
or have prior political experience, how did they vote? What did they
sponsor? Were they independent thinking, voter responsive? And above all
else, did they address the issues effecting voters or did they simply vote
along "party lines"?
- DUBYA'S Report Card-Waffle Diplomacy, Editorial by R. F. Mariano
04/06/02 - Back When George W.
Bush began his campaign for the US Presidency, I had a few
things to say about what I foresaw for this country and
the world if he succeeded in "winning" the election.
Just about everything I foresaw is coming to pass. You
cannot begin to imagine how much, at this time, I wish I
were a fishing guide or simply a worker somewhere deeply
involved in what I was doing and not paying attention to
- VeriSign Labeled "Bungling Idiots"... Editorial
by R. F. Mariano & Staff 03/07/02 -
In the beginning, there was
Visoncommerce.Com, owned by Eric Leberis and hosted on STR
Publishing's Servers. Mr. Leberis programmed STR's servers
making Visioncommerce the host server and DNS server. This
combination worked well for well over two years. Then
- Napster vs the RIAA & MPAA... Will Gnutella win the battle? Editorial by R. F. Mariano 05/01/01 - Now, that Napster is a mere shell of its former self, the RIAA should be PROUD to have forced their will down the throats of fifty million or more of people around the world. ...READ
- The Judiciary... Are they really up to speed technologically speaking? Editorial by R. F. Mariano 09/08/00 - In today's Computing World, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson proves the Judicial System, at every level, in this country is woefully lacking when it comes to knowing about, understanding and being capable of utilizing today's computing technology. READ
- Shystering 3DFX... Editorial by R. F. Mariano 09/01/00 - When Hardware and Software providers begin to use the US Court System as a competitive tool to ruin their competition, the real losers are the users. READ
- Web Scammers & Spammers! Are
the Scam artists and Rip-off Artists aiming at you? --
Editorial by R. F. Mariano 07/21/00 - They are making a
come back but are very much in disguise. They
appear as legit, standup businessmen. But watch out... they are
indeed wolves in sheep's clothing.... READ
- Certification or a FREE Ride?
Is this action worth the effort? --
Editorial by R. F. Mariano 01/07/00 - One week into the
New Year and Millennium... anything different? Can't
prove it by me. Recently though, I had the
"good" fortune of visiting one of these
licensing, instructional centers for computers and
software that are endorsed by Microsoft and the Testing
Center that does the MCSE, CNE etc. certification
tests. On all outward appearances... READ
"JEB" BUSH.. BAD for
FLORIDA?, QUALIFIED? ..OR,
TOKEN & PATRONAGE APPOINTMENTS? --
For the last few months... most individuals in NE
Florida who held an interest in the political and
judicial communities kept an eye and an ear on the
Governor's Office and the appointments being made to the
fourth judicial circuit. So far, "Jeb"
Bush (Republican) has proven to this reporter that he
has learned his back room patronage lessons well. Read
- OPPORTUNISTIC FRIENDS, FAIR-WEATHER
FRIENDS How many of you know of or, have
experienced what a "fair weather" friend is?
Let me clarify with the expression; "opportunistic
friend". Ah.... I knew you'd start to get the
idea. Here it is in a nutshell. Read
What or Who is Really to Blame?
-- Editorial by R. F. Mariano -
04/23/99 - Horrible simply Horrible! Is the most honest
expression to be heard. The "charlatans"
are a dime a dozen, the so-called "analysts"
and "experts" are popping up all over like
mushrooms after a good rainstorm. The truth is;
the answer to the main question; "WHY?" is
very clear. - Read
JAX City Council
Scheme... Fair or Unfair?
-- Editorial by R. F. Mariano - 04/16/99
Jacksonville City Council Elections leave so many
taxpayers/voters un-spoken for and truly not
represented. This editorial is a must read for
Citizens of Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. - Read
FOWLER.... Foul Ball or Homerun? You
decide! She Blasts Clinton
and Ignores Milosevic -- Editorial
by R. F. Mariano - 04/10/99 - Is Tillie Fowler (Rep
Congresswoman) for real? Didn't she learn anything
from History? She is my age so really, there
is no excuse for her not knowing of WWII, the Holocaust
and all its horrors and especially why it came to be. Is she really this naive or
is she mouthing the far
right Republican Zealot line? AGAIN! - Read
Where do the REAL
LIES STOP? Will HYDE and his HENCHMEN EVER Wake
up? - The GOP ZEALOTS
continue to LIE saying; "The People Want
This!" It is a Bold Faced LIE!
-- Editorial by R.F. Mariano - 01/22/99 - Its
amazing! The country is doing very well financially. A
balanced federal budget for the first time in decades,
inflation going down for the second time in three
decades and unemployment at an all-time low. (This
Editorial has the infamous Florida Republican Rep.
Parody Picture) - Read
The Moral Decline of
the USA - One
of the Reasons Why Things are The Way They Are
-- Editorial by R.F. Mariano - 12/31/98 -
Unbelievable.... Christmas here and gone and New Year's
Eve is right on the doorstep. This has to be the fastest
year I've seen yet. What, in the order of significance,
have we seen in the past year? To generalize we've seen
greed, avarice and immorality magnified to highest
levels ever seen in public. - Read
Apocalypse - The
Day the GOP Chose to Ignore The Wishes of the American
People -- Editorial
by R. F. Mariano - 12/19/98 - The Republican Party chose
to ignore the wishes of the majority of Americans.
The American Taxpayers and Citizens wanted NO
Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton, the
zealot far right of the Republican Party Ram-Rodded the
Articles through the House. Read about the two very
decisive directions this action can take the Country's
future. - Read
Presidency - "To Be a
Target or Leader?" -- Editorial by R. F.
Mariano - 08/21/98 - Has the Office of President of the
USA become an equal to a carnival dunking stand?
Where the political party that lost may spend the
duration of the Presidency taking pot shots at the
President, dig deeply into the personal lives of the
first family, use any means at their disposal to
incriminate, vilify or otherwise destroy the reputation
and credibility of the Office? Read this editorial and
let us know what you think about the entire affair. - Read
Starr - "A
Modern Day Inquisitor?" -- Editorial by
R. F. Mariano. - 02/01/98 - One would never think that a
Special Prosecutor could become "Obsessed"
with an assignment. After all, they’re supposed to be
the epitome of Judicial Professionalism. Or, are they?
Read about the escapades of of this "Special
Prosecutor" - Read
Phones & Motor Vehicles - "As BAD as Driving DRUNK!"
-- Editorial by R. F. Mariano. - 01/09/98 - How long
must the conscientious drivers of this nation be forced
to endure the extreme dangers posed by Cellular Phone
Users who insist upon Yapping on the Cell Phone while
operating a Motor Vehicle? Statistics have already
proven; "Cellphone Yappers" are as dangerous,
if not worse than DRUNK DRIVERS! "required"
reading. - Read
- Tilting at Windmills
AGAIN? -- Editorial by R. F. Mariano.
- 10/24/97 - Whaddaya know! Ole Janet (Waco & Ruby
Ridge) Reno is at it again! Persecuting Microsoft. This
time though, I'm willing to bet she's throwing up a
monstrous smoke screen to hide her
"pussyfooting" around the Slick Willie
Campaign $$BUX$$ issues and the abysmal failure of the
Justice Department to put a stop to the runaway Drug
Problems this nation is suffering from. Yes sir, the DOJ
is a master at diversion. Imagine that! And... its not
even national election time yet. This editorial about
the "Diligence" of Janet Reno's DOJ is
"required" reading. - Read
KONG - A Promising
Future? -- Editorial by R. F. Mariano.
- 06/30/97 - What do the currently free and prosperous
citizens of Hong Kong have to look forward to? Will Red
China show her true colors and crush this beautiful
city? Why must we see history begin to repeat itself?
This editorial about the "TakeOver" of Hong
Kong by Red China is "required" reading. - Read
REAL KILLER WEED - KING
TOBACCO! -- Editorial by R. F.
Mariano. - 05/09/97 - What's going on?? The United
States of America's Federal Government is acting weak
knee'd and indecisive?? Tobacco is KILLING more US
Citizens and Costing more Dollars in Medical, Lost
Productivity, Lost Wages and Disability expenses than
Drug & Alcohol Abuse. Why are the negotiations &
trials coming up in favor of BIG Tobacco? This editorial
about the recent Big Tobacco Liability Trial held in
Jacksonville, FL. is "required" reading. - Read
DOJ, Bill Gates, &Microsoft -- Editorial
by R. F. Mariano. - 06/16/95 - Judging from the frantic
rush to prejudge, persecute and prosecute Microsoft, it
would appear the Justice Department's priorities have
dramatically changed. Have they really eliminated drug
smuggling, dealing and use? Is it possible the DOJ is
politics driven after all? Dole attacks the
Entertainment Industry to gain votes for his
Presidential bid. Did it help or hurt his chances? The
Gates Haters in DC are a strange lot. One can only
wonder what they are really "all about". Some
say they're not entirely "up front" about
their origins and who is really funding them. This
editorial is good reading. - Read
OS Wars & Gates Haters -- Editorial by R. F.
Mariano. - 06/09/95 - From school's out, to fight night
of the OS's, to "Gates Haters" this editorial
has a bit to say about them all. As usual, its stated
just the way it is. This is a good start at exposing the
nonsense MS is forced to deal on an almost minute to
minute basis. This is a good read. - Read
Internet & Bill of Rights -- Editorial by R.F.
Mariano. - 05/26/95 - This editorial addresses the
dangerous directions being taken by a few outspoken
politicos who are trying to "Clean up the
Internet". Mariano points out that while they are
trying to do this they are effectively destroying the
Constitution of the United States' Bill of Rights and in
particular, the Fourth Amendment. Get the whole story - Read
Services Days are Numbered -- Editorial by R. F.
Mariano. - 05/12/95 - This editorial deals with one of
the TOP reasons the "Old Line" major online
services have been challenged and whipped at their own
game by "the new kids on the block".
Especially Internet, The Web etc.. Read all about it.
This one should be required reading for the Online
Services Executive Corps. - Read
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