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Growing up in the United States, World War II is a focus of history class for many years, as I’m sure it is anywhere else. One of the topics that is covered in great detail is the crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany. We learn about the abductions of families based on their religious identity, the labor, the gas chambers, the branding, and other horrifying aspects of the Third Reich.

We also learn about the heroes of World War II. We learn about the triumph of Anne Frank and the loving sacrifice of Maximillian Kolbe. We read these stories…


After the better part of a decade of being shut off to the public, a baseball field in Bethpage Community Park is finally going to be remediated after years of investigation into ongoing health concerns. While most communities see their local baseball fields utilized for youth leagues and summer camps, this one was designed to serve one additional purpose : to emit noxious fumes from chemical waste into the atmosphere.

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Beautiful Bethpage

Bethpage is my hometown, and it’s a place I’m proud to be from. It’s a modest middle-class town on Long Island with a passion for industry and neighbors that have…


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According to the United States Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism, the United States and Turkey have been allies since 1831 when the United States established diplomatic relations with the Ottoman Empire. There are some, such as Mandel, that have called for a reconsideration of this friendship between states, accusing Turkey of being a State Sponsor of Terrorism. This is by no means a popular opinion in the United States government. Although this idea is recent, it is worth looking at United States-Turkish relations from a terrorism perspective.

According to the Bureau of European and Asian Affairs, the United States…


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Over the past few months, the world has been getting used to the new normal. We’re wearing masks, socially distancing, working from home, and quarantining. I even had to resort to using paper towel rolls the girth of my torso from Georgia Pacific because paper towels were sold out everywhere nearby.

As those weeks have turned into months, I’m starting to understand why the Spanish Flu had a second wave. I just want to get back to normal. When it comes down to it though, we press on with the proper precautionary measures because it’s the right thing to do…


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New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill Gates want to make online education permanent, even in a post COVID-19 world. I’m someone who has spent most of my life as a student, even while in the working world, and I have other ideas.

The State of The State

Before tearing online education apart, let me address a few things that give the conversation some validity. Cuomo has a real problem on his hands. According to the state itself, New York spends 30% of its annual budget on education. New York spends $22,366 per pupil annually — the highest in the nation. The national average in…


Accentuating Reality Is The Future of Performance Cars

Do digital dashboards affect our perception of automotive performance?

The Lexus LFA debuted in 2012 with a screaming V10 engine and radically new styling to compliment it. No expenses spared, the LFA was packed to the panels with cutting edge technology, some which transformed the performance and other bits that transformed the interior. I’ll be focusing on the latter, specifically the dashboard, a digital display fairly foreign at the time but one that is becoming more and more commonplace.

Lexus used a digital dashboard because an analog tachometer and speedometer couldn’t keep…


The battle between form and function meets morality.

Perhaps you’ve become aware of the ethical dilemmas that have come about with autonomous cars, such as who should be saved in the event of a crash, but have you considered that there may be an ethical code to abide by in the design of the cars we drive today?

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I believe that the designers of cars have an ethical obligation to do a genuinely thorough job designing a vehicle, not because the owner has spent many thousands of dollars or pounds or euros on the vehicle, but because design is more…

Kyle Duffy

Creator. Project Minded. Husband. NY Islanders fan. Music Producer. Auto Enthusiast. Bargain Hunter. Writer. https://twitter.com/Kyle_Duffy_

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