Where You Don't Belong You Must Not Stay
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May 22, 2015 - 12:33pm
Where You Don't Belong You Must Not Stay

When I created that title I was thinking that during my time at Writer Beat I have been like a fish out of water and everyone knows what that means. A fish just doesn’t belong out of water. I’ve enjoyed my time on Writer Beat but it’s time for me to concentrate a lot more on my primary areas of writing which are elsewhere.I’ve also enjoyed exchanging views with some of the friends I’ve made here; Tony, SEF, George, Marilyn, Patrick, David E. and a number of others who I greatly respect. I think they are all a credit to WB.I have found that my style of writing just doesn’t fit with WB and never will. As Autumn continues to say, this website is a cross between a social network and a blog and that is just fine; but it’s not where a writer with my style of writing and concentration on particular issue…

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European Commission on a Warpath

At first glance ...That's what it looks like: EC versus US Internet giants.Not only due to the recent Statement of Objections which the EC served to Googlebut - according to Reuters - other dominant Internet players (such as Amazon andFacebook) will probably be investigated …

May 22, 2015 - 12:52pm
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Bigotry or Liberty?

So I stopped at a kosher deli and ordered a ham sandwich. They refused me service!Then I went by the Halal meat market and ordered a ham sandwich. They refused me service!I tried to hire Jackson Pollock to paint a family portrait. He refused me service!I stopped by the Washington Post…

May 22, 2015 - 8:22pm
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  • - May 22, 2015 - 9:51pm
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The Bonobo Factor

A little commentary (with tongue in cheek)The Bonobo factor: Is this a possible explanation for the increasingly defined political schisms, experienced in the American political conflict. The Left vs the Right?I closely observe and always with great fascination, the ongoing and seemingly…

May 20, 2015 - 10:43pm
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Renewable Energy

The next big crisis in the world, will be about either energy or fresh water, or both. It could be the largest conflict ever, because it will literally be about live and death. Without water, one can not survive. Without energy, the world will fall still and world as we know it will n…

May 22, 2015 - 1:27am
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The Articles That Say Too Little

Historical PrimerIntroduction to the author; Me.I'm a descendant of Henry Imel Sr. and Margaret Disher(Dasher)...Henry Imel Sr. was the oldest of the Prussian Hessian Soldiers (Brothers)contracted by England to quell the American colonies rebellion, which later turned into the American R…

May 22, 2015 - 8:49am
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YOUR PLANE IS BEING HACKED !

When you're a frequent flyer, read this :http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/hackers-warn-passenger-planes-vulnerable-to-cyber-attacks-a-1035172.htmlGood clean fun. You're sitting in the plane expecting your planned business destination, and suddenly the direction ch…

May 22, 2015 - 2:36pm
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The Pitfalls of Energy Independence

Between the beheadings, car bombings and general misery, the images from the Middle East seem to get more disturbing by the day.  As more countries divulge into chaos with different factions fighting for control, one common thread exists for the ones that aren’t…oil. As we look…

May 21, 2015 - 8:38am
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Year at WriterBeat living among the Chameleons

This was unexpected journey for me, as I had already turned into my retirement age, yet active in life at work and social interaction, I started commenting on Blogs again.  However, I did not find it easy as it appeared one needed an ego, everyone has one but like me it is usually kept by most …

May 19, 2015 - 5:25pm
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Survey:  What do you think are the big lies in ame…

No matter your political affiliation (or maybe you really don't claim to have one, which is even better), I am sure you have heard many things from the media and other people that sets off your "pants on fire" detector.  I can think of a few lies that we are fed over and over again in the media…

May 18, 2015 - 10:20am
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The Obamacare Lie

The graphic above is from 2009.  Before Obamacare.   As you see, the cost of insurance has nothing to do with profits, and everything to do with the actual payments for what we consume.    One of the big lies of Obamacare was that it was going to squeeze the price of health…

May 16, 2015 - 7:40pm
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Mea Culpa: Government & Society

" When I look around and observe the abysmal state of affairs plaguing our nation, I can’t help but think we have all played a role: (1) by remaining silent when we should speak, (2) by being (Unacceptably) ignorant, or (3) by proactively encouraging a divisive environment."     …

May 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
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The Intolerance of Liberals

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/may-web-only/kirsten-powers-rise-of-intolerant-left.html?visit_source=twitter&start=1When Brendan Eich, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, was named CEO of Mozilla in March 2014, he pledged to ensure that the Internet company "will remain a place …

May 14, 2015 - 11:52pm
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Beware the Jealous Peon!

While America's steely gaze was focused on the threats from the east, while her fightin' men were training-up a new generation of heroes in places all across the globe, the tyrannical 'communists' of Venezuela, trampling all over the freedom of anti-government protestors to protest, arrested the rin…

May 21, 2015 - 5:08pm
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CASHLESS SOCIETY: ANOTHER STEP TO TOTAL CONTROL ?

All in all it's just ...another brick in the wall (Pink Floyd)http://finalwakeupcall.info/en/2015/05/13/cashless-society-slavery/I read in a German newspaper today that the EU is (no joke!) considering to make cash payments illegal in the nearer future. Already now some Scandinavian countries like D…

May 18, 2015 - 1:53pm
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The good unintended consequences of Obamacare

Prior to Obamacare healthcare industry was grotesquely inefficient.  For the majority of end users, healthcare was essentially free because the majority of the cost was paid for by a third party insurer.  My family is a perfect example, having trouble conceiving the old fashioned way, we w…

May 12, 2015 - 9:28am
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The Economic Tsunami Gathering Momentum off the Sh…

A massive tsunami, a mega-powerful financial tidal wave, is growing in intensity off the shores of America. This government senses its ominous presence but refuses to prepare for the force that it will unleash. This highly dangerous condition has been brought on by decades of reckless government spe…

May 20, 2015 - 1:07pm
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Quarantine Planet

STAR DATE 53474.64.2 EARTH SECTOR 5 4.5 Billion years of geologic history on planet Earth has produced an interesting branch of the evolutionary tree of life called homo-sapiens.  This warlike, tool using bi-pedal creature possesses five key senses with which to understa…

May 14, 2015 - 5:39pm
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Why fashion is valuable

In my city this week a small fashion event, called Fashfest, (http://www.fashfest.com.au) is underway. It started in 2013, but with every passing year gets bigger – they’ve had to move to cater for the crowds. Normally my reaction to this would have been “yeah, well, goo…

May 15, 2015 - 11:53pm
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The Beat Goes on VIII

The following is my wish list / notes to my brother regarding what I’d like to fix and improve.  Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated:1) Update our article submission process so that it operates more like LinkedIn’s. I especially like LinkedIn’s method of uplo…

May 20, 2015 - 11:53am
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Money and Inflation

Stones are money on Yap, a small island in the Pacific Ocean.  On Yap, a stone has value as currency; stones are used as a store of purchasing power.  The adoption of stone currencies might affect the distribution of wealth in other countries.  Could this ingenious requirement of usin…

May 21, 2015 - 11:43am
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Builders, Destroyers, and Fence Sitters

There are three kinds of people in the world:   Builders Destroyers  Fence SittersThe recent riots in Baltimore were brought to you by the destroyers, but made possible by the fence sitters.Fence sitters are those who see the evil but refuse to name it for what it is.

May 21, 2015 - 3:03pm
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  • - May 22, 2015 - 10:22pm
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11 Nonfiction Books That Stimulate Thinking

Some books have the power to fundamentally broaden your thinking and potentially change your life. Here are eleven non-fiction books that have this power. None can be accepted on faith. All must be read with an active mind. (There are, of course, many other books that could qualify for such a list. …

May 21, 2015 - 4:38pm
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