America's Loss of Innocence
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Nov 16, 2018 - 10:59am
America's Loss of Innocence

Over the years we've as a country and a society have seem to have loss our innocence.  Some ways this is a very healthy aspect, other ways its been extremely destructive.  Looking back at the 1960s and 1970s America was laughing and singing to what they didn't seem to know or grasp.  Let's take a peak.   In 1971 the music group the Kinks released what would become their smash hit Lola. Lola was about a horny young man desperate for his first sex finds seemingly what appears to be a prostitute.  Turns out that Lola the prostitute is actually a trans sexual.  Despite not having quite the proper "equipment" the young man falls in love with him/her anyway. No you could only imagine the stir such a song would cause today. But yet in 1971 America just sang along and never asked "isn't this a song about some young d…

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An old take of mine on Texas secession from 2011

Governor Rick Perry has made a few remarks indicating that Texas secession might be a possibility, remarks whose tone indicated he might be sympathetic to those who advocated such a thing.   Interesting. For those of you who are denizens of what would, in that event, presumably become the …

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:42pm
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I'll never buy internet voting

My big county in Ohio--like many Ohio counties, I'm told--uses paper ballots with blanks that you fill in with pen. They are checked in by poll workers and issued one paper ballot, which they complete in a privacy booth. Voters then cast their ballots by scanning them (they do the scanning, not the …

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:07am
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We've Been Had!

One year ago, I wrote a post titled , highlighting the people that the administration had placed in positions of high responsibility, and detailing their (un)fitness for those same positions. It is now time to revisit this administration, showing how much (or little) progress has occurred in suppo…

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:50am
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Stan Lee 1922-2018

I want to give tribute to a man who is changed the world for all of us. I am talking about Stan Lee; Mr. Marvel who has definitely changed the way Comic Books are written and read including the co-creator of Spider-man, The Avengers, The X-Men, Fantastic Four, Dr. Strange, and other Marvel character…

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:36pm
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What Happens When You Die?

Most people say there is nothing beyond this life, because they are either naive to what the Bible says or they are in full denial.   The Bible says: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” Therefore, when we die, we …

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:47pm
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  • - Nov 18, 2018 - 2:24pm
  • - by Fmontyr
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Power Trios Rule!

Most of my favorite bands of all time are power trios. I'm not sure why, but I usually don't question such things. All I know is that I like them. Maybe it's because I generally take a minimal and minimalist approach to most things in life. I try to avoid excesses, unless they have something to do w…

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:10am
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Why not everyone should vote

The authors of the Constitution never considered for a moment that every person in the country would vote. They expected States to implement some criteria, a test for financial sensibility. In many States it was "landowner" - a feat which required first the ability to purchase the land (which might …

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:40pm
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Is Hillary Clinton a Sociopath?

Definition of sociopath noun Psychiatry. a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.  (from dictionary.com)  "We came, we saw, he died!" Hillar…

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:54pm
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INFLUENCER ? OLDFLUENCER !

  There's not one day I don't read anything about some INFLUENCER. Whether I read an online paper, or I'm on LinkedIn, or I snatch one of those free daily papers we get here in Switzerland - all the time influencer x or influencer y has greatly influenced some people's POV or product sales. &#…

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:19am
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Murder is still a crime. AS it was before Roe V Wa…

Murder is still a crime. AS it was before Roe V Wade.   Unknown to many pro-lifers, abortion was legal in many states before Roe V. Wade. It was, until then, an issue for individual states.    About 35% of all babies conceived are spontaneously aborted by the mother. The result i…

Nov 17, 2018 - 10:06pm
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THE DEAD CAN DANCE MIDTERMS

THE DEAD CAN DANCE MIDTERMS Now here is a happy election note for one to play on their Horny-Trumpet!   It appears that Dennis Hof, the Trump-Ass-Hole-Like brothel owner, a true total PIG of a man, won his Nevada’s 36th Assembly District by a LANDSLIDE victory.   And it really shows…

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:18pm
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  • - Nov 18, 2018 - 11:27am
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Can Racial Ideas Be Simply Described As Racist Or…

​When listening to , do you believe that the issue of race is a true dichotomy?   When explaining racial disparities, is it a result of bad people or bad policies?  When he asks this question, he's inferring that a racist would believe that it can be explained by some combination of…

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:01pm
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Evidence That Human Activity Has Caused Climate Ch…

First I need to clarify some confusion which arose with my prior article regarding "settled science."  It is settled science that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas.  That was established in 1863 by John Tyndall in England. That lightening is electricity was determined by Ben Franklin in 1…

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:11pm
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WHY WE POST ON WRITER BEAT ISN’T GETTING ANY…

Lately I’ve been noticing some posts that can be said to be critiques of Writer Beat and have posted some myself. I also wrote Autumn Cotes on her invitation for help or to report problems. When I got push-back from Autumn on one of my posts I had to rethink my perception of what WB is and had…

Nov 16, 2018 - 3:37am
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Caravan Onslaught of America’s Borders: A Th…

By Frosty Wooldridge   When do too many become too much?  Why must the world’s miseries become America’s responsibilities?  At what point, does the immigrant line end?   In the past month, emotional writers around the United States tell us that we must accept and care…

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:09pm
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The rich need to be reminded of just how much thei…

An economy is in service to society, that the further up the income ladder you go, the less your money is being earned by your cognitive and/or physical labor thus the reason for progressive taxation with very high rates at the top, that the more money you earn the more government services and infra…

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:33pm
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Self-Classification

   On another site awhile back I was watching an argument (shock!) or as I call them Lectronic Pillow Fight. One person described himself as an 1----,2----3----. Which got me thinkin bout how one would classify themself in a limited response. So I wrote a blog asking just that using only f…

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:33am
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A National Moral Disgrace...

The Congressional Budget Office estimates interest spending will rise to $915 billion by 2028, or 13% of all outlays and 3.1% of gross domestic product. Along that path, the government is expected to pass the following milestones: It will spend more on interest than it spends on Medicaid in 2020; m…

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:19pm
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Inevitable Insolvency

All that politicians - particularly Republicans - seem to want to talk about is the so-called economy which only considers TWO ACCOUNTS (income and expenses) of a General Ledger which is comprised of FIVE ACCOUNTS which are:   1) Assets 2) Income 3) Expenses 4) Liabilities 5) Capital / Equity &…

Nov 18, 2018 - 12:42pm
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My Version of Hell

There is no better therapist than a personal journal.  A journal waits patiently, doesn’t interrupt, argue, criticize, judge, talk back, condemn, nag, or gossip.  It’s there on your terms, when you want it, and it’s essentially free.    It’s also fun and s…

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:11pm
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DIMMS Call for Florida & Arizona to Count Illegal…

Every day the wave of immigrant travel a little farther through Mexico towards America. In reality Mexico does not choose to send them back by force so they continue coming. It is obvious that someone is paying the vehicles owners to transport them toward America. Those that pay for the caravan have…

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:54pm
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Democratic Presidential Preview

Do I get to be first?  It's been over a week since the campaign started. Here is an analysis based on a  , in reverse order.  I have taken the names, added a few details that may help, and my critical reviews of their candidacies. Corrections are welcome, especially to the factual par…

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:03pm
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