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Oct 20, 2017 - 3:51pm
Human actions should be based on scientific fact,…

How far do you agree with this statement?   The relentless rise of science over the centuries, from the days of the great ancient Greek philosopher-scientists such as Democritus and Aristotle to the present day’s biological experiments with implanting human glial cells into the brains of rodents, has not only captured the imagination of the human race but also gradually planted and nurtured the seed of doubt in the human consciousness about our traditional religious beliefs. Today it has become fashionable to express extreme scepticism about the claims of time-honoured scripture or even decry religious belief as being the domain of irrational, ignorant fools. Fixated on the purported ‘objectivity’, ‘reliability’ and ‘rationality’ of science, the modern man often gravitates towards putti…

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No more borders? Imagine that...

Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too   I guess I don't have to comment or interpret these words, everyone and his cat know where it comes from. Let's all pray for the New World Order where nations, prejudices, religions etc. are elimin…

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:00am
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Syria, the war and propaganda.

  Well news comes at you from all sides - all reeking with bias. I doubt that even the people in the midst of it know what is going on or who is behind what. Syria as a country a. Has it been stirring up terrorism or sectarianism in the region? b. Has it been benign? Assad a. Is Assad a tyranni…

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:50am
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Top ten things I do not want to hear right now

1. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people – No, people with guns kill people. It’s not like guns are only dangerous in the hands of evil people who want to cause harm either.  Just look at all the kids that are accidentally killed by guns that have not been properly s…

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:51pm
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 5:56pm
  • - by Bill H.
Polish Resistance to

The European Union is pressuring Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republican to allow the resettlement Muslim refugees in their countries. Poland has refused, saying, “We learn from others mistakes.”  Western European leaders seem to have little sympathy for their Eastern brethren.…

Oct 21, 2017 - 1:24pm
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Climate Future?

Climate Change has troubled me for years now. I remember back in the late 1970's a huge hole in the ozone layer appeared due to the use of CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbons) used in everything from air conditioners to propellant in aerosol cans.   As the years rolled on, I remember quite a few warning…

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:29pm
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Writing To Stress Writing For Stress

Now, I want to start by saying I am NOT having heart problems.   Originally I was going to start with, "So I went to the doctor to have my heart checked ..." Which would have been foolish, because people actually care about my health. The dog cares. My wife cares. The fire department would have…

Oct 21, 2017 - 3:54am
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Sermon on the Mound, Eve of 2007

CHURCH OF THE HOLIER THAN THOU, INCORPORATED A for-profit religion where nothing is sacred, and human sacrifice is obligatory   SERMON ON THE MOUND Eve of 2007   The following sermon was delivered over a New Year’s Eve bonfire for 2007     Dear Worried Souls:  …

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:42am
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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 3:18am
  • - by John G

  I mean, I'm not a do-gooder, and I really don't give a shit about "political orientation" anymore, and I'm also not an esoteric, or a Jesus-God freak who cites from stuff he has read or heard. I'm kind of real-time. I just had a discussion on another forum about vegetarians and animal lovers…

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:19am
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I entered the columnist Nick Kristof’s  . It closed October 8th, and no one has contacted me from the New York Times. Last time he did a poetry contest, he published the winners about a week after the entry date. I’m assuming that means if I had somehow won, I’d know by now. …

Oct 22, 2017 - 5:23pm

Honor and Honesty   Are these two words closely related? Can either word be used to describe human behavior without inferring the existence of the other word? Dictionary definitions of the noun, honor, have some meanings common to the noun, honesty. By eliminating the last four letters from HON…

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:38pm
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The New Political Party

“Sure come on down to visit us!” an old high buddy yelled back in to the phone. I hadn’t heard from Bill for 12 years. When I learned that he had moved to small town north of our city, I just had to give him a call. We found a weekend free, and I made the trip. There I found Bill w…

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:34am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 6:11pm
  • - by John G
How Taxes and Real Wage Inflexibility Interact to…

This is an excerpt.  For the full article click this .   Milton Friedman (1953) claimed in his “The Case for Variable Exchange Rates” that the increase in nominal wage inflexibility in the 20th century made the gold standard or any regime Electronic copy available at: http://s…

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:18pm
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A 26-month-old piece of fictionalised semi-or-non-fiction from my .  Posted here for your enjoyment, should you choose to experience it:   You Should Relax, You Look Tired   Landing succeeded smoothly – always a great relief – and the beautiful semi-Polynesian hoste…

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:04am
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The Decline and Fall of Which Empire?

  Empires die, if they are lucky, with a whimper, not a bang. On October 14, 2017, Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska let out a huge whimper. On that night, the team representing the University of Nebraska laid down and allowed Ohio State to eviscerate the Husker's defense. Meanwhile, the Oh…

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:55pm
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 5:20pm
  • - by John G

  I believe that Dr. Jeff Young is a valid hero, a humanitarian, and an all-around good person.   The world needs more Dr. Jeff Young's in all aspects of life.   I feel confident that those who know him, are touched by him, and who watch his TV presentations are positively affected.…

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:18am
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Why Some Become Pirates

Pirates worked in the wealth accumulation business over many years in different geographic locations; most pirates conducted business at sea. Pirates perfected the art of plundering both covertly and overtly from numerous sources. Pirates often employed direct force-of-arms to obtain items of worth …

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:16pm
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Some more fluff.

Cross posted from . Star Wars scenes we'd like to see   On Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back.     On board the Second Death Star in Return of the Jedi. (Tip o’ th’ hat to Art Bell)   Vader: Join me, Luke!  Together we shall rule the Galaxy as fat…

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:59pm
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Spending Time With FEMA recovery

in We all know how FEMA botched the Katrina recovery in New Orleans more than 12 years ago.  Since then its not that FEMA has gotten much better but they have simply outsourced the recovery and rebuilding effort.  FEMA for all practical purposes doesn't know the difference between a hurric…

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:41pm
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The LOVE of $$$$$ is called What? Let's Think!

The LOVE of $$$ is what? Let’s Think! The Mark is already here for those with discernment. I now use a credit/debit card for most of my personal transactions. You probably do likewise. Our Smart Phones and our plastic cards are fore-runners of this Mark of the Beast financial system (s…

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:34pm
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The Pendulum Swings

The Trump Administration has cancelled hundreds of regulations which cost companies and people money according to the Budget Director. Fortunately in Houston companies and areas in Texas there was no or very limited costs. Unfortunately for people of Texas the costs in money and heartbreak are astro…

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:57am
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BILLY MADISON IS AN IDIOTIC MOVIE.   Luckily, it knows. It’s self-aware of its stupidity. Because of this, it possesses a don’t-give-a-fuck ethos, knowing that none of this matters, which allows for absurdity. The absurdist humor is what makes the movie work. Unfortunately, there…

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:25am
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He knew what he signed up for

Today, I’ll go to bat for Donald Trump. But only just a little. Over the past year, I haven’t found any common ground with the president, but in this one instance I’m on his side. Today’s headline: “He knew what he signed up for.” This is the callous rem…

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
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