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Right now, students everywhere are looking forward to spring break. I am sure that you will be having a great time, especially if you and the family are traveling to visit grandma, aunt Sue, a campsite upstate, a hotel in the Caribbean, or taking a cruise. I also know that many of you are on Facebook and can’t wait to post photos of your journey for your friends at home. Stop! Don’t do it. Wait until you return home.

So many of you send photos along with a message telling the world that you will return in five or 10 days. Do that and you are also telling thieves that your home will be empty during that time. When you return, you may find that your apartment was burglarized. And why? Because you told them that nobody will be home for those five to 10 days.

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One more thing that concerns high-school students who are graduating and applying for colleges: You might want to know that 40 percent of college admissions officers report that they check applicants’ Facebook pages and social media when weighing who should get an acceptance letter. Right now you are thinking, “What the hell did I write that might hurt my future?”

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A short time ago, I wrote a piece about Chris Matthews’s question: “What is the difference between a Socialist and a Democrat?” He asked both Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Hillary Clinton the same question on different shows. Both double-talked and fumfered but failed to answer his question. In every one of my columns, I place an e-mail address for readers to communicate with me, and I received a few notes on this particular matter. All responded by saying that the two important ladies could not answer Matthews’s question because there is no difference. A vote for any Democrat today is a vote for a Socialist. Do you agree? If not, perhaps you can enlighten America by telling us the difference without double-talk.

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In 2012, 66 percent of America had a favorable opinion of Hillary Rodham Clinton. That number dropped to 59 percent in 2013. Near the end of 2014, Mr. Gallop announced that Clinton’s favorable polling was down to 48 percent. What is it now? It doesn’t matter. We learned a long time ago that there is only one poll that counts — the one on Election Day.

The No. 1 word associated with Hillary Clinton is “liar.” Anybody wonder why? Her lies, most of which are very unimportant, go on and on. Yet she continues, and the fabrications keep coming. To you Hillary fans who are really not aware of what your heroine has done, you might want to Google William Safire’s essay “Blizzard of Lies” published on Jan. 8, 1996 in the New York Times. Read what the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer had to say, and learn something about your heroine. We know that all politicians tell some lies, but Hillary? She certainly is the Lying Queen.

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I am StanGershbein@Bellsouth.net closing this week with one question: Megyn Kelly, what the heck did you do to your hair?

Read Stan Gershbein's column every Monday on BrooklynDaily.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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