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Aug 31, 2014 - 4:23am
My Best Friend

When I was seven yearsdid not have many friendsmy mother's songs I've heardthese bringing me to tears.And then the day it camewhen I did first remarkher round and slender bodythat bright and shiny spark.I took her in my handvibration was I felttouched gently on her throatdid start to understand.She did as told to doat first it was not muchbut slowly, step by stepher answers came as new.As years were passing bythe progress that she madewhenever I had timeI made her sing and cry.I almost stopped to talkbecause there was no useher voice is so much nicershe never does refuseexpressing what I feelmy mouth is often shutshe gives me all I needto do it…

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Climate Change

Besides all the terror in the world, with life threathing conflicts all over the globe, there is an other life threathing disaster comming up; climate change and the human hand.There are roughly two groups in this discussion; those who believe that climate change is being …

Aug 31, 2014 - 4:50am
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Baseless Big Bang Theory

Under Big Bang paradigm there is absolutely no possibility of existence of God for following reasons.1. Philosophically for existence; it has to be some substance (visible, invisible, perceivable or not perceivable) and this applies to God also. Substances occupy space but there is absolutely …

Sep 1, 2014 - 8:14am
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A world of drones

Law Enforcement agencies throughout the US are beginning to consider the implementation of drone technology as part of their surveillance programs. I think we all realize that if this is allowed to continue, we will enter a new era in the loss of what privacies we have left. The manufacturers of dro…

Sep 1, 2014 - 12:13pm
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Liberalism and Paper Benefits

The Federal Government spends nearly $4 trillion and the collective budget of the 50 states is roughly $2 trillion.  That translates into a whopping $6 trillion of spending ($18,750 per person) that “we” benefit from every year. Or do “we?”The military, for example, is t…

Aug 26, 2014 - 12:21pm
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From the

I’ve kept this under my belt for about 15 years now. Not because he told me to but, because I was protecting both him and myself. I’ve told a few close friends who were able to understand. I still can’t tell my mother how right under her nose, her biggest fear was a reality. My mot…

Aug 26, 2014 - 1:40pm
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Is Richard Dawkins Really a Scientist?

Many atheists claim that atheism is the default position; atheism makes no claims, it just disbelieves in God or gods.  This statement is an obvious lie unto itself, as it contains several claims: 1) atheism makes no claims; 2) there is no God; 3) there are no gods; 4) the universe is not creat…

Aug 27, 2014 - 10:09am
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The Value of Education for Children

I believe that education of every child begins in utero with the mother's (and father's/family members') voices influencing a growing womb as much as the mothers nutritional care of herself. It has been proven scientifically that reading aloud and playing music influences the development…

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:53am
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War Hawks Ecstatic Over A World In Turmoil

They can’t get enough, this is what they live for; it’s in their blood and embedded in their psyche. These war hawks that are embedded in Washington D.C. watch the rapidly increasing violence and turmoil taking place in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine and they thank the Gods of war who they beli…

Aug 25, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Neighborhood Environmentalism: Protecting Biodiver…

The environment, specifically climate change, is recieving some much deserved attention as of late. Discussion of climate change is healthy and necessary, but it seems the politico-media complex exclusively discusses climate, leaving other urgent crises to fall under the radar.On…

Aug 30, 2014 - 11:02pm
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Fall in love with a true man

This is a letter from a father to his girl, I translated it because I liked it and felt that there is a lot of truth in it, a father is showing his daughter the kind of man she must fall for, as he knows men and he had fall in love with his daughter before: I need few minutes of your time…

Aug 24, 2014 - 11:57am
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The Real Reasons Leftists Hate Israel and Jews

Israel’s True Unforgivable SinMany commenters are wailing over the latest hot conflict between Israel and Hamas but ignore several key context, which shows the bigotry of the critics – not just garden-variety anti-Semitism, but their racism as well.  The make-up of the most vicious …

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:31am
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All about Israel, but who cares for Iraq ?

I get pretty tired about all those articles about Israel and Gaza, it's all over the news, one could think it's the only conflict right now. Sure, it's a terrible thing, once more, but is it really a surprise ? It's not. This has been going on forever, one might think.But what about Iraq ? Just toda…

Aug 5, 2014 - 1:47pm
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Hurricanes, droughts and the basic weakness of Mar…

Cross posted from Pruning Shears.Ismael Hossein-zadeh has an essay this week about how Marxism is better than Keynesianism at explaining the current terrible economic picture, and has better prescriptions for fixing it as well. To me the article is a great example of both the strengths and (greater)…

Aug 30, 2014 - 8:34am
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I'm a Cop...Don't Challenge Me. No

I hate that headline. It's provocative and possibly incendiary. The implications are disturbing to me. And it's ripe for someone to take out of context.I saw an article last week expressing this sentiment. There is so much wrong with that attitude that it makes my stomach tight. This is NOT th…

Aug 25, 2014 - 11:10pm
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Thoughts on Income Inequality

Income inequality has become the buzz discussion of the day.  The way I view it is some income inequality is a good thing. Its what historically has motivated people to work harder, get a good education, parents ensuring that their children would have an even better life. Its what encouraged po…

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:37pm
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Why the Pope is Less Wrong Than Keith Farrell

[Originally published at Center for a Stateless Society]Pope Francis’s remarks on poverty, inequality and capitalism — most recently at his open air mass in Seoul — don’t sit well with many conservatives and right-leaning libertarians. The Pope’s remarks include cr…

Aug 26, 2014 - 12:55pm
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HEALTH CARE

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:Does everyone have an altruistic “right” to health care, and, if so, why?Does a society have a pragmatic economic rationale to provide health care for all its citizens?PROBLEM: Escalating health care costs, and the insecurities of the populace reg…

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:30pm
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Does noone read anymore?

There is something that has been on my mind for a few years now, and I wondered what other members of our group think about it.It is what I believe to be the decline of literacy and imagination in the English speaking world since the invention of the Television and the entertainment based electronic…

Aug 13, 2014 - 1:09pm
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Small town USA-what makes them different?

When you see the news, whether it be on the internet or television, it can be terrible, it is usually immediate and to some degree biased and most of the time sensationalistic. Even the slim few who get their facts from the newspapers are not exempt from this as they must compete against the immedia…

Aug 22, 2014 - 3:32pm
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American miscreants in real power

Within Western politics at the moment most countries seem to be following the American 'Model' where everybody seems to be in it for the power trip and nobody is there to serve any more. But the system has been overrun by big business and the drivers are not what the general population need.Greed ha…

Aug 25, 2014 - 4:46am
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Which do you prefer: Obamacare or the Affordable C…

I watched some late night show recently where they asked people on the street which they liked better, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?The answers were all priceless displays of ignorance.  Despite the fact the two are the same; I take exception to Obamacare being described as “affor…

Aug 4, 2014 - 9:06am
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Sam Bradford Injury may be too early to judge the…

The injury of Sam Bradford of the St. Louis Rams, number 1 draft pick of 2010 has been the highlight all around sports.  There have been many mixed reactions all over social media.  I was on a Facebook page called the NFC West War room and was shocked to see that rival fans of the 49ers an…

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:11am
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