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Oct 6, 2015 - 1:10am
Pathological Altruism

 Pathological Altruism is a term now emerging which describes a fundamental in modern humans.  This term encapsulates the acceptance of anyone, anything, all beliefs.  It is people without borders.  It is a product of an age of universality.  Nothing is forbidden.  All must be equal. Socially, it means that what I have must be yours too.  It represents a moral imposition.  It is a commandment--a commandment without context.  We must be good, we must have empathy, and we must be kind.  It is indiscriminate virtue.And this pathological, cancerous empathy may be the death of civilization and human progress. What makes altruism pathological?   Self-loathing.  It is not a product of humility, or love, or compassion.  Pathological Altruism is an emotion…

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by Marvin Leibstone IT was during a recent meeting that the retiring Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner (Republican, Ohio), had with Pope Francis---the Pope had moved quite close to Speaker Boehner and whispered, “Please pray for me.’”WAS the Pope in…

Oct 6, 2015 - 12:37pm
Good People in a Bad World

I'm a writer. My theme is good people in a bad world. In my first novel, of the twenty I've written, that I hope to find success with soon, I tell the story of Sally Noyes, the first woman convicted of witchcraft in Salem in 1691 and burned at the stake. The official account is that none were b…

Oct 5, 2015 - 11:16am
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Every person matters, no matter how small!!

You know, it makes me so sick when I repeatedly hear case after case of adults who know how badly a young person, especially a small child, is being harmed or otherwise terrorized by the persons inside their home.  How tragic our human behaviors and beliefs when we are raised to expec…

Oct 5, 2015 - 9:08am
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Gun Laws, Violence, Life in these United States

Having just watched the latest news conference from the White House, I found myself covering my ears, and making noise to drown out the remainder! Silly??It's just the way I feel when I see someone who had an opportunity, DREW A LINE, ....and hastily Departed. To much chagrin of the US and the world…

Oct 5, 2015 - 12:10pm
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Some deep thoughts regarding the school shootings…

What Kind of People Do We Want To Be?By Rev. Paul J. Bern  I was having a casual conversation with someone just recently, and there came a point where I was asked, “What to you do?”. I replied that I was a minister and a writer, as well as a blogger and political activist.…

Oct 4, 2015 - 4:49pm
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Guns don't kill people; 0bama kills people.

Did you see 0bama on the news last week talking about the Oregon shootings? He was sooo angry; mostly that this will become part of his legacy of failure. If he were really interested in trying to do something he would issue an executive order, just as he has with his pet projects. But he knows that…

Oct 5, 2015 - 11:50am
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Dear America [a rant]

Here at the bottom of the globe, we have looked to you. We absorb your culture on our television screens, we watch your movies and we listen to your music. We listen when you tell us what we should think and do, even when it is not in our best interests. We even fight wars because you tell us the ca…

Oct 6, 2015 - 10:01am
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All Illegals and Socialist will be booted out!

Ill be the first one in line to see all these illegals and socialist booted out of this county I really don't care what you think because none of you respect another's views you people crawl around these low view websites because you would get creamed on social media.  When that Illegal comes t…

Oct 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
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[SOLVED!!!] End of Gun Violence in U.S.

However ... only ONE PERSON can make the "End-of-Gun-Violence" Deal work ... and it will probably require United Nations oversight.       The Iranian Government's sponsorship of Terrorism and violation of numerous International Sanctions made the (possible) solut…

Oct 5, 2015 - 11:08pm
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PEOPLE WOULD BE GOOD IF IT WEREN”T FOR EVIL GUNS. Isn't that the way the Liberal mind works? People are basically good, therefore it must be the weapon of choice that is at fault, RIGHT?Well, let's look at this specious argument. If there were no guns people would not be able to shoot …

Oct 6, 2015 - 2:26am
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A Typical Conversation About Religion on Twitter W…

     The following is a conversation that I had on Twitter with a member of an Evangelical Christian group. I call it “a typical conversation about religion on Twitter”. For the sake of anonymity I will call the Christian Evangelical man Frank, and my comments ar…

Oct 4, 2015 - 8:28pm
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Frauds Using Correlation as Causality

There has been a continuing dialogue on Writer Beat about "Scientific Method" and "Consensus Science" and using statistics to prove or strengthen a theory.  The latest nonsense I have seen is the attempt to delude readers into believing that the "probability" of variables having a cau…

Oct 3, 2015 - 1:49pm
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Boycott Martin Luther King Jr's birthday,

and celebrate Ben Franklin's instead. I just got a 2015 calendar from my trash collection company, and it was annotated with all sorts of interesting date events. I noticed that Ben Franklin's birthday is just two days after MLK's, and, being as upset as I am with the Blacks and their so…

Dec 16, 2014 - 9:31am
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Goldilocks, Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wanted to be a leader. She went to college and learned all the things she needed to know to be a President or CEO.  Pretty soon, she came upon a company. She knocked and went right in. In the organization, there were departments to be led. Sh…

Oct 6, 2015 - 4:25am
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Another Mass Murder in America

Here we go again; mass shootings in America have been happening on an average of every 64 days and now we have yet another that just happened in Oregon, most probably committed by some mentally challenged person who, in this country, has been given the ability to obtain lethal weapons very, very eas…

Oct 1, 2015 - 8:42pm
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Return of Iranian Ports in the Post Sanction Era

BY : Mehdi RastegaryIranian economy in a glance     Islamic Republic of Iran is an outstanding figure in terms of geo-economics and geo-politics. As the largest nation in Middle East and Central Asia, Iran is an economic power in terms of international trade, industry and agric…

Sep 27, 2015 - 8:04am
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Fiorina: I've also seen the Whitey Tape and boy ho…

Cross posted from Pruning Shears.Give Carly Fiorina this much. While she may not have any experience in public office, she has a seasoned pol's grasp of one of the GOP's most effective rhetorical techniques: Adamant denial of reality.It's something Republicans, and only Republicans, can get away w…

Oct 2, 2015 - 7:42am
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Theft, it's a bigger problem than guns.

 And the artist frames the issue perfectly.   Those who want to take for themselves self-justify their theft.  They claim that "good" happens and thus it is justified.   And, like the two thieves in the illustration, they're attempting to cover themselves using politics to void…

Oct 2, 2015 - 11:04pm
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Is a Fetus really a

The essence of the anti abortion argument is that a fetus is a person from the second it's conceived and after that no one but God, and certainly not the Mother has the right to "MURDER" it.   I understand the sediment, but strongly disagree with the assertion that's often made suggestin…

Oct 4, 2015 - 8:38am
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Why We Love House of Cards

Why We Love House of CardsBy Bernadette A Moyer In case you haven’t heard, House of Cards is an original Netflix series with 13 episodes each year that began in 2013. To date there are 36 episodes and the next season of 13 is due to drop in February of 2016. It is billed as an …

Sep 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
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The Beat Goes on IX

The following is my revised wish list / notes to my brother regarding what I’d like to fix and improve.  Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated:1) If someone puts a link in their article or a comment, make it so that the link opens up a new webpage rather than take the use…

Jul 21, 2015 - 5:30am
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Rupert Murdoch Goes to War with Putin...Again

By: Michael Ambrozewicz & Fiorenzo Arcadi In the geopolitical world, the partnership between the US and China acts as more of a convenience than anything. Inevitably, this has changed with China’s Economic Silk Road project. China and the US have established strong economic ties in …

Oct 5, 2015 - 10:28am
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