It's All About the Money
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Apr 24, 2018 - 3:29pm
It's All About the Money

What is the economy?  Has anyone ever defined this mysterious entity that holds so much power over life and thought?  Is it a government construct, a creation of the Federal Reserve or of Wall Street?   Whatever it is, “the economy” seems pervasive but invisible, like god, or some peoples’ god.  It is powerful yet abstract, composed of numbers, heavily dependent on “jobs.”  The “global economy” is even more elusive.  How many people are directly affected by fluctuations in the economy?  It seems as though it is like the weather, constantly changing yet generally remaining within some livable limits.   Careful reading of the US Constitution reveals that it is an economic document that presumes all citizens are federal government property.  It provides a …

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13 Tenses of the English Language

Most native English speakers believe that the English language has 3 tenses: past, present, and future. Actually there are 13 tenses. And each tense communicates a subtle, yet powerful message.   SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE Fred kills snakes. While called "present," this tense is actually used to conv…

Apr 23, 2018 - 5:07pm
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There is nothing wrong with Gay Marriage, the word…

In my humble opinion the Christian Bible defines the word "marriage", and most religions also have their own version of that WORD which means whatever they say it does.   The Christian Bible pretty clearly say a man and a woman, and limits their religiously sanctioned blessing for that union to…

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:25am
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Foolish international efforts to appease Arabs

The British were awarded temporary administrative custody of a "Mandate of Palestine" by the League of Nations after the Ottoman Turkish Empire was defeated and dissolved by WW1. The 1920 treaty of San Remo divided that Mandatory territory along the Jordan river, awarding the eastern lands to Arabs …

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:52pm
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UK police officers should be armed

Since the 60's I have been in favor of arming the police, here in the UK, the Police officers are still against the concept, even though there are more gun threats now than ever.   My thinking is if the criminals are armed, then the police should be too, how can they protect themselves?   …

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:48am
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  • - Apr 24, 2018 - 2:47pm
  • - by EXPAT
Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Photo Copyright by Huffington Post   Up until about 100 years ago, human entertainment meant being in the physical presence of the person or people providing the entertainment. From the ancient days where stories of survival and of origins were shared around fires that kept wild animals at bay…

Apr 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Have you noticed the proliferation of typewriters as avatars lately. Even Autumn uses an avatar with a typewriter. I counted 8 new writers using different machines, and different names, but all typewriters! Why? I believe it is a symbolic return to a time when being an author, required effort, commi…

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:17pm
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  • - Apr 24, 2018 - 2:36pm
  • - by EXPAT

Fernando Alcoforado * From the book Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones of the American historian Norman Pollack who died in 1917 and was emeritus professor of history at Michigan State University, published by Springer Nature in 2018, I would like to emphasize Pollack's claim tha…

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:17pm
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The Bilge of Bigger Being Better

One of my favorite questions is what is the largest machine on earth, and one of the best answers is the North American power grid. Spanning thousands of miles and connected to millions of people, the North American power grid is not only a gigantic machine,  it has enormous influence on all of…

Apr 22, 2018 - 7:45pm
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  • - Apr 24, 2018 - 10:03am
  • - by Leroy
Positive Vibes - A Vision of Hope and Success.

In this gloom-laden vision of the world dominated by overpopulation, terrorism, war and environmental degradation it is occasionally good to focus on the great things that are going on:   Poverty In the 25 years from 1980 to 2005 those living in abject poverty was reduced by 20%. We are well on…

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:36am
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On Bible Babble

I don't really get Bible babble.   What is that?  Well, let me explain.   I've had conversations, here and elsewhere, where in the middle of a conversation someone will suddenly break out a Bible verse.  If it's in real life life this will be followed by silence and an expectant …

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:35am
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Feral Baby Incinerators

  Here you are those of you who believe in the supremacy of the state here's your handy work! Don't it make you proud! YOU did that!   Twenty-five years ago today Feral Baby Incinerators with the help of F-Troop (apt name for those ATF mutherfuckers) along with the military burned to deat…

Apr 19, 2018 - 2:47pm
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War On Free Speech Killing Comedy?

  Sophie Passmann (Image source: Twitter)   German comedian Sophie Passmann has become probably the first person to have a tweet deleted for being funny under , which is one of the strictest 'hate' laws in Europe, although it does not prohibit Muslim Imans from calling on their followe…

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:08pm
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MONEY TO BLOW!   1million 400 thousand dollars for ONE cruse missile and we sent 105 cruse missiles into Syria to destroy three supposedly chemical sites.   $1,400,000.00 times 105 = 147million dollars divided by 3 = $49,000,000. per target area.   And because 42 people in Syria were…

Apr 20, 2018 - 7:56pm
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On Trump's wealth

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organisation called to John Greenberg to tell him how rich Donald Trump was. Greenberg was reporting for Forbes 400, the magazine's annual ranking of America's richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, he'd valued Trump's holdings at a compa…

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:52am
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The Pulitzer Hip-Hop Drops The Mic(Finally)

  As rare as it may be, brilliance does exist in popular culture. See the album 'Damn' by Kendrick Lamar. This lyric gem shifts from profanity to poetry within the same line. There is a core ethos and theme that threads through the entire work, woven with universal themes. The way he writes abo…

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:30am
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We are on the verge of an economic meltdown

We are on the verge of an economic meltdown on a daily basis. From debt levels to pension short falls, to trade wars, to currency wars, to the ever eroding hegemony of the US empire and dollar, we have threats on every side 24/7.   The "axis of evil" countries are accumulating gold for a reason…

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:29pm
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Pole Shift Evidence Suggests Next Cataclysm is Due…

Pole shift - it isn't the typical political type of story on Writer Beat but since I just had an article on the subject come out yesterday, as follow-up to the book I finished a few days earlier on the same subject - I guess this is as good a time as any to see if anyone here is interested...  …

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:08pm
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We voted for Trump

A couple of years ago I bought a Starbucks coffee, took one drink and threw the rest in the trash can. My wife, on the other hand, loves the stuff. Go figure.   We went to Mexico in Jan/Feb or 2017 and of course came up to San Diego a couple of times. The angst over the Trump victory w…

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:48am
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NBC, Billy Roper & Jacob Goodwin; Path to Radicali…

NBC, Billy Roper & Jacob Goodwin; Path to Radicalization:  A Mother Turns to Hate by Tom C. Purcell     "I'm not a White Separatist, I'm a non-White Extinctionist." - Billy Roper   Even I was a bit shocked by these words from my friend, Billy Roper.  You can he…

Apr 21, 2018 - 5:23pm
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Homosexuality: a vice against God

Five Biblical passages delimiting homosexuality as a vice and sin against God   1. "Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkard…

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:07am
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No Maverick Molecules – Death and Taxes

The cliché is true, although there may be more than two things that are certain in life. Few today escape paying taxes, and only two people in recorded history escaped death: Enoch and Elijah. Our government argues about who pays how much instead of working on the real problems the country face…

Apr 22, 2018 - 4:58pm
Ain't Earth's ability to adapt great!

We had a real winter here in the southeastern US this year, and so our mountain laurel has been actually triggered to bloom for the first time. (Rejoice with us!) Lots of songbirds in the yard today: cardinals, purple finches, blue jays, mockingbirds, catbirds, red-bellied woodpeckers, downy woodpec…

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:39am
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