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Guest Opinion: The Crucial Moment, Curtis Bowers

Crossroads with JOSHUA PHILIPP More than a decade ago, filmmaker Curtis Bowers released his first documentary: "#Agenda: Grinding America Down," which warned about subversive movements working towards a #socialist push in the United States. Much of what he warned of is now taking place, and to learn more about this Crossroads... Read more →

The huge secret for profitable investment: Fry’s investment report

Investment is a colossal risk with the expectation of earning big. Today financial knowledge is generously distributed by so-called experienced investors. All to lure traders and investors into cashing in money in stock markets with a promise of huge profits. It’s challenging settling for all the experts’ ideas without the knowledge... Read more →

Good News! Indoor Dinning Is Opened; Bad News! The Endless Rules

What are the reopening rules for bars and restaurants? What precautions or policies must they take? Gloucestercitynews.net files Food or beverage establishments may open, including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and food courts, as well as all holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges. Establishments must follow appropriate mitigation requirements detailed... Read more →

How AI Will be a Game Changer For Education Systems

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 4, 2020)--Since the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), the world has experienced a vast number of disruptions across several of its sectors. Industries, including manufacturing, marketing, education, and advertising, have implemented the use of AI over the last few years. Also, the health industry is not left out of the... Read more →

Uncontested Divorces in Oklahoma - How to File for Divorce the Easy Way

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 4, 2020)--Divorces are never easy – and one of the biggest problems is that when you get kids involved or a spouse who’s not wanting a divorce, these can cause a lot of heartache and psychological issues. Divorces can be extremely messy in Oklahoma if you don’t get an uncontested... Read more →

Digestive Enzymes vs Probiotics Review – Which is the Best Supplement to Take

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 4, 2020)--There are quite some similarities between digestive enzymes and probiotics. They carry out functions that are quite complementary. Regardless of these similarities,, digestive enzymes and probiotics still differ very markedly and carry out their functions in different ways. Digestive enzymes are basically substances in the body that play a... Read more →

10 Ways You Can Bring Your Family Closer Together

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 20, 2020)--Your family is the cornerstone of your life. It’s a unit that’s always there for you when you’re down, struggling at work, or just in need of some socialization. While it isn’t always true that “blood is thicker than water”, your family is predetermined for you and can’t be... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Limited Recall of Baby Spinach

August 09, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time MONTEREY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach. The products being recalled are 6 oz Dole Baby Spinach bag, Lot code W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2), and 10 oz Dole Baby Spinach clamshell, Lot code... Read more →

Top 4 Tips for Managing a Restaurant Successfully

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 4, 2019)--Even with its relative accessibility, managing a successful restaurant is a lot more challenging and complicated than most people think. After all, not only do you have to set the business apart in what is essentially an oversaturated and highly competitive market, but every decision made can have a... Read more →

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CNBNews.net want to foster a spirit of community involvement and conversation. At the same time, we can't have objectionable material on the site. In the spirit of that free exchange of ideas, please keep the conversation clean and respectful. If you see something objectionable, please send an e-mail cnbnews1@gmail.com CNBNEWS moderators... Read more →

Chris Freind: Government licensing illegal activity now | cnbnews.net

By Chris Freind, Delaware County Daily Times Since millions of Americans enjoy crystal meth, it only seems appropriate that the government start doling it out freely. After all, doing so would provide for users’ continued pleasure while empowering them to expect more entitlements — the law be damned. Sound crazy? Can’t... Read more →

Chris Freind: Labor Day? Why Union Membership is 'Laboring'

By CHRIS FREIND Times Columnist Click to enlarge ( Wednesday, September 4) -- Talk about freeloading. The nine of 10 Americans who aren’t part of organized labor still took full advantage of Labor Day, that hallowed holiday honoring unions, aka “the working class.” And since those 90 percent aren’t considered “working... Read more →

Freindly Fire: Riley Cooper, Anthony Weiner, enough already! | cnbnews.net

related FREINDLY FIRE By CHRIS FREIND Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper really stepped in it. He uttered one of the most vile, racist, and derogatory slurs out there, one that not only hurts a particular ethnic group, but “…. dampens the aspirations of (its) people.” And here’s the thing. I guarantee Cooper... Read more →

Chris Freind: Seeing red over Indian nickname debate

related FREINDLY FIRE By CHRIS FREIND Times Columnist Life is good. Summer is in full swing, the Trayvon/Zimmerman soap opera is finally fading away, government is probably reading only half our emails now, and the excitement of football is in the air. Most important, though, is that America apparently has solved... Read more →

Chris Freind: No cheers for Gov. Corbett in alcohol sting

related FREINDLY FIRE By CHRIS FREIND Times Columnist The season has finally arrived! Memorial Day weekend ushered in the unofficial start of summer when people relax with family and friends, enjoying what little leisure time is left in America. But Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett made it abundantly clear he wasn’t interested... Read more →

*If Nutter’s Stupidity Were Taxed, Philly Would Be Rich

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRIS FREIND CNBNEWS.net I swore I was done. I promised I would never waste another column writing about how pathetic Philadelphia is. And how its complacent residents and businessmen get exactly what they deserve. Washing my hands of all things Philly, I pledged, most importantly, to never... Read more →

Freind: Demonizing Toomey on guns is shooting blanks | cnbnews. net

related FREINDLY FIRE By CHRIS FREIND Click to enlarge (cnbnews.net)Well, that didn’t take long. Smart money said it would have taken half of Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey’s term before the Wacky Wing of the Republican Party put him in their crosshairs. Instead, it only took two years for them to bend... Read more →

Iron Lady Thatcher: Last From A Great Era

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND (cnbnews.net) There is a fascinating book by Irving Stone entitled, They Also Ran, the story of men defeated for the presidency. Stone, an historian, also analyzes the races to determine if the people chose wisely. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It’s... Read more →

Were Corbett, Legislature Drunk Writing Liquor Bill?

related FREINDLY FIRE READ PART ONE By Christopher Freind Part 2 of 2 on the state’s liquor battle “I don’t know...he’s either very smart or very dumb.” ---Quint in Jaws, trying to figure out the shark. (CNBNews.net)Quint’s famous line perfectly sums up both Governor Tom Corbett and the Republican-controlled House as... Read more →

Why PA’s Liquor Stores Need To Be Privatized

related FREINDLY FIRE By Christopher Freind Part 1 of 2 on the state’s liquor battle (CNBNews.net) In 2010, Governor Tom Corbett was elected by a wide margin, in large part because of his insistence that the state-controlled liquor system be privatized --- an issue on which he was absolutely correct. Despite... Read more →

Chris Freind: It’s time to pull the troops out of South Korea | delcotimes.com

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 By CHRIS FREIND Times Columnist So the North Koreans have declared a state of war against South Korea and, by extension, the United States. One question: Who cares? Why are we so up in arms — literally — about this situation? And why should we be the... Read more →

Op-Ed: Will New Pope Face “Age Old” Problem?

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND (cnbnews.net)Who says the Catholic Church can’t change? By electing Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, the conclave of Cardinals just made history. The list of “firsts” is impressive: -First Pope from the Americas; Pope Francis Portrait Painting (Photo credit: faithmouse) -First non-European in 1,200 years; -First Latin... Read more →

Op-Ed: A Cutting Edge Idea: Slash TSA Knife Policy

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND (cnbnews.net)If the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) could compete for an Emmy, it would definitely be a winner. Its “Security Theatre” has become a cutting-edge soap opera, replete with comedy, drama and ultimately, tragedy. And the latest episode is making the biggest headlines yet. The TSA... Read more →

CNBNEWS Op-Ed: Pope Resigning Is Miracle For Church

RELATED FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND (cnbnews.net)Thank God for small miracles. Or, in this case, huge ones. The decision of Pope Benedict XVI to step down --- the first resignation in 600 years and only the fourth in history --- has given the Catholic Church an unprecedented opportunity to save itself.... Read more →

Op-Ed: Sue The NFL For Concussions? Get Your Head Examined! | cnbnews.net

RELATED FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND cnbnews.net Now that the Super Bowl is over, the really big game begins. And it’s going to be a head-knocker . On one side we have the raiders. No, not Oakland, but the Trial Lawyers, who delight Christopher Friend in raiding everything good and decent... Read more →

Op-Ed: Ravens’ Cheerleader Has No Right To Super Bowl | cnbnews.net

RELATED FREINDLY FIRE Baltimore Has Every Right Not To Send A Plump Cheerleader To Big Game BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND CNBNEWS. NET "Originally I would have loved to go to the Super Bowl, but at this point it looks like it's not going to happen…. I can't say I didn't expect it,... Read more →

Corbett’s Penn State Folly: Suing NCAA Will Not Save Him

Related: FREINDLY FIRE: The Tom And Jerry Comedy Show Continues BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND July of 2012 was notable for several reasons: the hottest month on record, both Christopher Friend parties gearing up for the presidential campaign, and the voluntarily acceptance of harsh NCAA sanctions by the Penn State Board of Trustees,... Read more →


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CNBNews Op-Ed: Give Thanks For Stupidity Of Mankind

English: Photo showing some of the aspects of a traditional US Thanksgiving day dinner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND It makes for the best Thanksgiving conversation Thanksgiving. That hallowed holiday where we gather to give thanks for health and happiness. Which lasts for five minutes. Because let’s... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: Republicans Blame Everyone But Themselves

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND An Accurate Post-Mortem Analysis (cnbnews.net)“Define irony: Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.” So said Steve Buscemi’s character in Con Air as the criminal s rocked out to Leonard Skynyrd. Don’t... Read more →

If your side lost the election, time to secede from the Union?

The Obama administration introduced 'We the People,' at petitions.whitehouse.gov, in September 2011 in a bid to create 'an unprecedented level of openness in government,' according to the website.(screen capture of petitions.whitehouse.gov) Are they just sore losers? Or are they, rather, champions of free speech exercising their right of protest against a... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed:Will Sandusky And Corbett Defeat Romney?

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND The Governor’s mishandling of the Sandusky investigation may doom the GOP Ohio, Ohio, Ohio. It’s all about Ohio. Win the Buckeye state --- win the White House. Very true, especially for Mitt Romney, since no Republican has won without it. But the monumental point is... Read more →

Freindly Fire: Flying Into The Beast With Air Force “Hurricane Hunters” | cnbnews

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND 11 Hour Mission Covered 3,000 Miles Over Roiling Atlantic cnbnews.net Note: Before it was “fashionable” to document the USAF Hurricane Hunters with glitz and post-production studio enhancements (such as The Weather Channel’s current TV series), Chris Freind rode with the Air Force’s bravest into the... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: How To Defuse Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

related FREINDLY FIRE Why Do Iran And Libya Dominate Our Debates? (Part one) BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND (Second in a two part series) (CNBNEWS.NET)For sheer horror, nothing could compare to the detonation of a nuclear weapon by terrorists. Cities would be uninhabitable. Markets would plunge, leading to a global depression. Martial law... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: Why Do Iran And Libya Dominate Our Debates?

related FREINDLY FIRE Part 1 of 2 dealing with Middle East – once and for all BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND cnbnews.net Pop Quiz 1: Which of the following is true: CHRISTOPHER FREIND A) It took Iran 25 years to build one subway line in its only major city, and 26 years to... Read more →

Tip The Scales Against Obesity? Try Shame ..... (Part 2 of 2) | cnbnews.net

related FREINDLY FIRE PART ONE By CHRISTOPHER FREIND CNBNEWS.NET Several years ago, one of the best-loved theme parks in the world shut down a C. Freind classic ride so it could make some “large” adjustments. Why the need? It was something very “deep-seated” --- people had become so obese that the... Read more →

Obese News Anchor Sinks Over A Weighty Issue | cnbnews.net

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND CNBNEWS.NET Part 1 of 2 on obesity, bullying and the lack of shame in America Think just because there’s a presidential election there aren’t other “big” issues? Believe that, and pigs can fly. In fact, there is a large --- huge, even --- discussion eating... Read more →

CNBNEWS Op-Ed: Timid Presidential Debate Format Needs To Be Rebutted

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND CNBNews.net Even France Does It Better With Their Debates Any time we look to France for anything, we're in trouble. But that's exactly what we should do for our Presidential debates. In France, candidates immediately take off the gloves, aggressively sparring with each other from... Read more →

CNBNEWS Op-Ed: Muslim Uprisings Showcase America’s Oil Dependence

related FREINDLY FIRE You don’t have to be a prophet to know the future will be worse BY Christopher Freind (cnbnews.net)It’s bad enough British comedian Russell Brand is painfully unfunny and a horrendous actor. But he crossed the line when he caused emotional distress to American pop music goddess Katy Perry... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: Corbett’s Response On Sandusky Fails To Answer Questions!

related FREINDLY FIRE By Christopher Freind In a speech before the world’s press, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said, “We must keep in mind that when it comes to the safety of children, there can be no margin for error, no hesitation to act.” It was the same authoritative tone he took... Read more →

OPINION: Corbett's office responds to Freind column

To the Editor: Chris Freind's "open letter" to Gov. Corbett is little more than a self-indulgent repetition of questions long ago answered or disregarded for their pure disingenuousness. While conspiracy theories have become a regrettable staple in our national dialogue, the length of the investigation into Jerry Sandusky reflected thoroughness, not... Read more →

Andrews Being Investigated, The Dirty Little Secret, No More Laws | CNBNEWS.NET

CNBNEWS.NET TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY South Jersey Congressman Under Investigation-U.S. Representative Rob CONGRESSMAN ANDREWS Andrews (1st District, D.) is under investigation by the House ethics committee for using campaign funds to pay for a family trip to Scotland last year. The House Committee on Ethics says it is considering... Read more →

Tax & Spend Gov., NJ Unemployment Rises, City Employees Receive Raise, Rams Alumnus Honored, Fixing Up Costello School, Taxes Due

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: BY BILL CLEARY THE HELL WITH THE TAXPAYER-Last week the Essex County Freeholder Board, voted 7-0 to renew the County’s $675,000 contract with insurance broker Conner Strong and Buckelew, a firm headed by South Jersey political boss George E. Norcross. In return the firm will help the... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: Corbett Could Have Stopped Sandusky --- But Didn’t

related FREINDLY FIRE By Christopher Freind cnbnews.net An open letter to Pennsylvania’s governor, who refuses to answer disturbing questions about his role investigating the Penn State sex scandal Bursting with righteous indignation, his cheeks flushed with rage, the Christopher Friend Governor banged the podium in disgust while berating a journalist ---... Read more →


BY BILL CLEARY (cnbnews.net)Walking our dog recently along the railroad tracks in the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City I came upon a young man asleep in the weeds rolled up in a sleeping bag. At first I thought he was dead. It appeared that he wasn’t breathing. Undecided on what... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: If Romney Panders To Latinos, It’s Hasta La Vista Mitt! by Christopher Friend

related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND If he is to win, he must proudly articulate his GOP platform to all, not just some Without a doubt, this presidential election will be close. Sure, some in fantasyland have already coronated Mitt Romney, predicting a November romp. But in reality, the race will... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: Avalon’s Fiery Law Against Gas Grills---And Its Selective Enforcement

related FREINDLY FIRE by Christopher Freind What is the biggest threat to our security? Al-Qaida Illegal immigration Joe Biden’s mouth Gas grills on decks Gas grills, naturally. In an act that can only be described as prescient, Avalon, New Jersey burned its competition by being one of the first to protect... Read more →

CNBNews Op-Ed: Spain And Italy Bailouts? Earth To Europe: Have We Met?

related FREINDLY FIRE By Christopher Freind Pop Quiz: Are the Euro-technocrats (and their America backers) who orchestrated the bailouts C. FREIND of Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Spain (and soon Italy): A) Really smart guys, hell-bent on world domination, who are trying to prop up the Euro to create a one-world currency (to... Read more →

Op-Ed: Use Your Brain --- No Motorcycle Helmet Laws | cnbnews.net

by Chris Freind cnbnews.net CHRIS FREIND No one ever accused the Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board of using their “heads” when opining, and last week was no exception. Like Big Brother that thinks it --- not the individual --- knows best, that “brain” trust is arguing that the State should mandate how... Read more →

Op-Ed: Saving Foie Gras? It’s About Having “Guts!” | cnbnews.net

related: Freindly Fire by Chris Freind cnbnews.net If it talks like a duck, and walks like a duck, then it must be….human? Such is the quacky rationale of many activists as they hoot about animal-cruelty (including and especially all of us who callously continue our non-vegetarian ways), all the while grousing... Read more →