How To Simplify Unexpected, Unavoidable Change
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Sep 29, 2016 - 8:28pm
How To Simplify Unexpected, Unavoidable Change

    Perhaps if I sang to it? Did a little dance? Went to a class?   All I want to do is set my fridge to a slightly warmer temperature now that the hot weather has gone and I’m finding frozen, limp celery and lettuce on the fridge shelf. There was a time when I would simply reach in and turn a little dial to a higher or lower number, not find myself sitting cross-legged on the floor in my parka, freezing my butt in front of an open fridge door, manual in my lap and ‘pressing’ one indecipherable icon after another.   I forgot that we came from the decade of fridges with freezers smaller than a breadbox; a “microwave” was saying ‘goodbye’ by waggling two fingers, a ‘motherboard’ was Mum’s wooden spoon, and a ‘smart’ phone hung on the wall and j…

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If You're a Trump Supporter

This is a short article. If you're a Trump supporter, Trump is the people he's promising to protect you from. At the following link, you will see the Trump archetype on the right, the middle class in the middle, and the poor, including economically marginalized minorities, on the left: …

Sep 27, 2016 - 2:39pm
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Government, Consent of the Governed or the Aristoc…

Societies according to Marx move from feudalism to capitalism to communism (a form of Socialism), the history of class struggles.  But Marx before 1880's said America was the exception.  In 1850's America was the most Capitalist society and not even considering turning communist.  Ame…

Sep 29, 2016 - 11:50pm
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Without A Net

How many of you are familiar with ? Did you know that an international consortium of foreign government and advocacy groups may have control over the internet, and that many of them do not support freedom of speech, as we currently enjoy it online? I wrote this article thinking about the internet, …

Sep 29, 2016 - 7:38pm
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Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a person who would easily qualify as one of Lenin’s .  Here is a man who grabbed the brass ring.  Not by government intervention.  Not by being one of the big time crony capitalists who rig the system that chooses winners a…

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:36am
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Frontline: The Choice 2016, and what a choice it i…

I just watched the PBS Frontline show: The Choice 2016. It follows both candidates from childhood to present day, temporally alternating between the two; attempting to show how they became who they are, but leaving the conclusions to the viewer. So, I thought I would take the opportunity summar…

Sep 29, 2016 - 2:34pm
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I'm In the Corner, Watching you kiss her...

I slowly take a drag of my cigarette. I'm sitting in a lonely chair. In a lonely room. The only company I have is a bottle of wine and dismantled memories on repeat in my head. I'm staring at nothing and I'm really not sure how long I've been like this. Time becomes irrelevant being that he's not th…

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:38pm
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Earth is Doomed - Climate Change Debate Over

According to the article referenced below, the Earth has passed the CO2 concentration level "Tipping Point" - meaning that the planet wide destruction of life on Earth is now unavoidable.  James Hansen is publishing a paper that conclusively shows that it is too late to avoid this worldwid…

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:57pm
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Understanding Financial Contagion

I constantly hear from people that do not believe that our economy and/or our financial system will experience another 2008/2009 in the foreseeable future.  While the US economy is experiencing at least anemic growth (GDP of between 1% and 2%) and with near zero interest rates our debt can be s…

Sep 29, 2016 - 6:11pm
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Why I pick the candidate with the larger bank acco…

I choose rich politicians and I do so because I think the power is too tempting if you're poor. Assume a poor person is elected. The incentive to use his or her new found position of power to financial advantage would be great. However, a rich person already has money, so he or she is mo…

Sep 28, 2016 - 8:42am
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The Story of Samantha Smith

  1983 was a very eventful year as far as the Cold War was concerned, and numerous events that transpired that year came very close to making it a thermonuclear Hot War, the result of which, in all probably, would have meant the end of life as we know it on this planet. President Reagan announ…

Sep 27, 2016 - 10:09pm
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The end of the EU will be sudden and merciless.

The UK establishment, faced with the catastrophe of the collapse of Deutsche Bank followed by other EU banks and the end of the Euro, is one of utter denial. Silly season is in full swing.   We have Charles Clark (an anti-democratic toad) declaring that the EU referendum was little more than an…

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:31am
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Gun-Free/Terror-Free Zones and Free Voting

We know from reporting locally that the shooter in the Cascade Mall terrorist event was: Muslim Not “Hispanic” Is of Turkish birth living in the United States as a Permanent Resident Said Al Baghdadi (leader of ISIS) is his “Main Man” Fully supports Hillary Clinton for the Pr…

Sep 29, 2016 - 10:30am
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Business versus Art

I never wanted to be a businessman. I'm already a big enough asshole.   It seems crass to me, making money and profit the point of this exercise. I'm an artist. In everything I do, I want to make it an artistic exploration. It's not pragmatic. Art takes time and patience in pursuit of…

Sep 29, 2016 - 2:34pm
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The End of Argument

"The reason we quarrel is because we don't care to argue" --Anonymous--   There's a disturbing trend in our culture that doesn't elicit much optimism for improving human relations. We often despair at the seeming inability of our politicians and citizens to agree on any issue. I think the probl…

Sep 29, 2016 - 11:38am
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Will Muslim Americans be put in internment camps i…

  Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. While the possibility of internment camps for Muslim Americans may sound farfetched, it happened to Japanese Americans in World War II. Understanding how it happened to the Japanese Americans might help us to prevent it from happ…

Sep 29, 2016 - 1:41pm
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Let's not throw the baby with the bathwater.

Dr. Piper stated as his reasons for rejecting Donald Trump’s presence at the Oklahoma Wesleyan University that Trump is disrespectful towards women, stands for a government takeover of [failing] industries, womanizes proudly, owns casinos and strip clubs, stands for a government definition of …

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:13pm
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The Sins of Spin, At Our Expense

Open Google and search a 1938 Nazi propaganda poster and if you find one, you will find hundreds mocking it. This is 2016 and the ease with which to edit, or 'spin' an image is practically effortless. As is the same with spinning a message. Unfortunately our virtue and in some cases our integr…

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:35pm
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The Only Debate Topic That Matters

submitted by .   The Only Debate Topic That Matters   September 29, 2016 Hot Springs, VA   "Loading up the nation with debt and leaving it for the following generations to pay is morally irresponsible. Excessive debt is a means by which governments oppress …

Sep 29, 2016 - 6:13pm
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Paying for Patriotism

At one point or another, you might have attended a sporting event recently and had the honor of participating in the National Anthem ceremony. It has been the subject of controversy over the past month due to Colin Kaepernick's protest against police brutality. Many people argue that he is being un…

Sep 28, 2016 - 1:39pm
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They Have Spoken...

Well the First Debate is out there and no doubt people will be arguing about this until the next debate. However every single site I read, some stocks and the betting on the race are all saying Hilly Clinton won that debate and as far as I saw, the big battles by these two opponents have yet to be a…

Sep 27, 2016 - 7:03am
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Clinton 2016

As a staunch socialist and a co-founder of the Bernie Sanders Super PAC, I’ve been reserving any further endorsements since the defeat of Mr. Sanders in the Democratic Primary race. I had planned on abstaining because I did not feel like any of the remaining candidates would sit well with my …

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:37am
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Remembering Might Make All The Difference.

       Do something?  Or hide away?   Try to help?  Or be sure I don't create troubles? At my age I no longer expect to help humanity move anywhere.  Humanity will go where it is headed, whether I ask for more kindness from each of us, me included, or not. &#…

Sep 29, 2016 - 1:45pm
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