Global Terrorism
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Oct 23, 2014 - 2:51pm
Global Terrorism

     Global Terrorism today in this a result of an inept administration that six years ago chose to repel the idea that it ever existed....calling it work place violence.  It has tirelessly reduced the military's top echelon of leadership with general staff that support this administrations policy of leading from behind.       We are at war and hence must treat terrorism as such.  Until we deploy our resources globally with "boots on the ground" we will have ISIS, ISIL, Al Qeda, and a slew of other Muslim extremists organizations at our doorstep...including the 33 terrorist training camps that currently exist within our borders...financed and operated by Mosques shepherding their recruitment of extremists through their doors, all the while preaching and screeching their inno…

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No Place For Illegals To Work..........Ag Anyway

Some of you that have followed my articles know I travel Central CA working for Verizon on backup power systems, (so your phones work in a disaster). Some of the towns I travel to and through do not resemble what they were 25 years ago. Madera, Dos Palos, Los Banos, Firebaugh, Taft,…

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:00pm
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A Foot in the Door

In today’s culture, there are many flavors of speech; jargon, slang, derogatory, encouraging, ambiguous, deceptive, etc.  Regardless of which one we select, the emphasis is on exchanging ideas.  The nature of sharing information involves turn-taking, evaluating, questioning, and list…

Oct 24, 2014 - 8:44am
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Entrepreneurs may be our only hope to fixing our e…

Major institutions have been reporting that the job market has significantly improved and the nations unemployment rate has dropped to 6.1%.  The most important factor to take into account is that many people have dropped out of the labor force.  The number of Americans who are not in the …

Oct 24, 2014 - 3:32am
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Capitalism is still the engine

Revisionists are among us and they would like to proclaim that the raising of taxes in America is the way forward and that Capitalism needs a redefinition to include an incredible amount of Government interference.  Markets have not and do not require the unnecessary interference which detached…

Oct 23, 2014 - 4:13am
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Vilification of the Petroleum Industry

Let's vilify the petroleum industry! It's fun and so easy!Let's first mention the vast profits this industry earns. Millions and millions! Millions of millions! Then let's show photos of ruptured pipelines and oil wells on fire. What great visuals to show how dangerous and careless the industry real…

Oct 3, 2014 - 8:17pm
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          The typical story in English involves an animate or inanimate protagonist in a particular setting who faces some challenge to which he or she responds.    I like the IF idea because it allows more interaction between story teller …

Oct 24, 2014 - 2:18pm
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The Queens Garden party

I went this year with my wife. No kidding. I have been a non exec director of a not for profit for the last 7 years and I was quietly told that I could represent the charity that year.  A big envelope with the Royal crest arrived in the mail. With all sorts of instructions mostly to do with sec…

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:56pm
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The Internet of Things Might Be Worth A Lot Someda…

The burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) could be the next big thing. Similar to the boom in the domestic energy industry (being driven by innovations in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling), the IoT could provide plenty of investment and business opportunities over the next several years.

Oct 24, 2014 - 9:53am
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Evading the taxing issue of avoidance

Can anyone tell me the difference between tax evasion and avoidance? The UK’s Her Majesties Revenues and Customs (HMRC) describe tax avoidance as:‘….an attempt to exploit legislation to gain a tax advantage that was never intended. This often involves artificial transactions t…

Oct 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
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Politics 101: Negative Campaign Ads

To understand almost everything that happens in politics one only needs to understand the importance of negative campaign ads.  From foods stamp funding to the outrage over Citizens United, it’s all about negative campaign ads.  To appreciate my theory you must agree on the following…

Oct 20, 2014 - 11:08am
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This Moment

I'm sitting here with multiple tabs open on my computer, trying to organize my thoughts and get some work done that's been piling up. My mind is swirling with "things-to-do" while I'm attempting to catch and corral them into an organized list that'll help me be efficient, effective and--hopefully!--…

Oct 23, 2014 - 7:47pm
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Ebola, (c) The Military of the United States

The United States military developed this strain of Ebola so that the government can apprehend and detain people at their discretion. you open a newspaper these days you get our friend Ebola popping up …

Oct 15, 2014 - 12:47am
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Fourteen is not Enough

Opinion/World/Human Interest/Politics/Business/Technology/ Sport/Education/Art/Health/Spirituality/Religion/Philosophy/Poetry Those are the fourteen categories that I am expected to fit myself into. I am not a political writer and a large portion of what transpires on these pages s…

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:18pm
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Absurd gun laws in California

California has been busy banning guns, not outright, but by making it tougher and tougher for gun owners to know about, understand, and comply with all the rules. Quite some time ago it became illegal for Californians to carry a concealed weapon, and then they made it illegal to carry one…

Oct 12, 2014 - 9:33pm
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The beach is now safe. We have Nuclear Brown and k…

It struck me that occasionally we go off-topic and actually “converse” amongst ourselves about totally random subjects, songs, poems etc. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the random stuff that the original thread is totally lost, and it is difficult to trace back to what was said.And so…

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:57pm
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I Had Sex with Taylor Swift

Before you start badmouthing me because I'm old enough to be her father, maybe her grandfather, in some parts of the world, let me just say that she came on to me.I don't know if she has a father complex thing, and I didn't ask. And yes, we had been drinking, but she showed no signs of b…

Oct 24, 2014 - 2:28pm
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War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Str…

These were the founding principles of Ingsoc according to George Orwell.   He also said that those who control the present control the past and those who control the past control the future.This was to be brought about mainly by the re-writing of history.   As power shifted with …

Oct 19, 2014 - 4:58am
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Did someone else make millions off of your idea?

      Have you ever had an innovative idea? One that you now know you should have pursued but didn't. Maybe you didn't have the money or the know how to see it through. Years later someone else gets the same idea, brings it to market, and has great success.…

Oct 23, 2014 - 7:57am
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When A Movie Just Owns You

A recent discussion about television and movies prompted my jotting this down. Sometimes a particular movie, or even a series of movies, will just claim your soul.Normally I am a SCI-FI follower of mostly paranormal type films. I am not lured by the paranormal itself but the effects…

Oct 23, 2014 - 6:24pm
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Missing persons

I thought I would post some questions to test the water. I can't help noticing that the same themes come up time and again on Writer Beat. And the loong comments often rehearse set viewpoints. So here are the questions.What voices are never heard on this site? What kind of people are the…

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:40am
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Evolve This

Ug, the pre-human at whatever stage you're comfortable with calling someone a pre-human, and his best friend, Og, were walking home from the watering hole, when Ug saw something that made him stop and exclaim in his pre-human tongue, "Dog, Og, it's a dog."Og said, "Where? I don't see a d…

Oct 17, 2014 - 11:17am
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Sally Noyes Burnt at Salem

I first heard the story of Sally Noyes from my Aunt Sophie when I was six years old.Everyone in my family knew about the ancestral witch, but she was a nameless, faceless freak. At Halloween, whenever the topic of witch came up someone would tell what we knew, that one of our re…

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:55am
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