My Favourite Heroes.
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Sep 20, 2017 - 4:52am
My Favourite Heroes.

My ten favourite heroes! – This one made me think a lot! It could go a number of ways!Every man needs a hero to inspire him to do wonderful things and try to be a better person. Here are some of mine: a. Woody Guthrie. This was a man who was prepared to stand up for what he believed in – justice, equality and freedom. He was prepared to be there on the picket lines and take the blows. He wanted a strong union to fight for fairness of pay and conditions. He believed you fought fascism by educating people.   b. Charles Darwin As a Biologist he looked around the world at the variety of life and realised that the religious explanation did not hold true. He used his intellect to work out what was really happening and painstakingly set out researching to test his theory. When he was sure he published despite t…

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The Religious Madness Merry-Go-Round.

  So another religious Muslim fanatic leaves a bomb on an underground train with the intent of blowing up innocent Christians. They planned it and put the bomb together with the intent of murdering and maiming as many people as possible in the name of god.   The Myanmar Muslim Rohingy…

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:14pm
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Democrat Bigotry and Falsehood In Everything

The Washington Post Gets It Wrong On New Gun Legislation   From  : Law-abiding gun owners are tired of reading articles from elitist writers who want nothing more than to eliminate gun ownership in America. The latest example was Dana Milbank’s Sept. 11 piece, “ ”  …

Sep 22, 2017 - 12:44am
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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Introduction: I greatly enjoyed a recent post by   .  So, this is a hat-tip to him.  His post made me sit down and think of those I considered my heroes.  Those who have inspired me and affected my life and world view.  So here they are.  They are in no particular orde…

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:05pm
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US HUMANS - POEM

  The sky is blue I'm looking up I love that color and just can't stop   to see the wonders and nature's way think it quite does it 'til now ok.   But homo sapiens hunger for all does not respect that don't hear the call   that it's not endless what we do find supply is ending f…

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:38am
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The World has become a very ugly place

Speaking the truth in the past was a virtue, now it makes one a target.  To complement a woman is now called sex abuse. To hold a minority opinion, is to be attacked as naïve. To trust your government, is called a pawn of big business. Everyone knows more than those who 's job it is to kno…

Sep 21, 2017 - 12:03am
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Time to Rethink How We Honor Veterans

Twenty veterans per day commit suicide every day including Sunday and Holidays.   About 65% are older then 50.  Veterans are 20% more likely to commit suicide then non-veterans, and female veterans are 250% more likely to commit suicide then non-female veterans.   Maybe we should…

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:36pm
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Eleanor and Henry

As fascinated as I've been about FDR his entire legacy was built with the participation of wife Eleanor Roosevelt and Secretary of Agriculture and then VP Henry Wallace. Both were as complicated and contradictory as FDR himself.   Eleanor was born three years later after FDR in 1885.  She …

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:16am
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A Free Market Solution to the Question of Gender

Barry Loberfeld’s saucy rant, combining diverse elements of philosophical argumentation counter seasoned with a tart touch of law and a few grains of biology is both unconvincing and pointless.  Back to the basics.      Individuals own their own bodies. Women and …

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:49pm
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The World needs Condoleezza Rice in 2020

  A recent comment on WB reminded me of Condi Rice. If the world survives the next 3 years, it is going to need A great person to lead it out of the Miasma that has overtaken society.   Perhaps the Republican Party will have had enough of The Donald by 2020, or perhaps a new party will ne…

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:47pm
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Why You Will Never Get Ahead

It's real easy to understand by looking at these simple charts. We have been working harder and harder without wages going above inflation rates since the 1970's.     This cumulative inflation chart speaks for itself.       Inverse to inflation is the purchasing power of o…

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:19pm
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  • - by John G
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Climate Change & High School Science

While the scientific community seems united in its vision of climate change and the adverse future on humanity, other scientists offer contrary analyses. Who should we listen to?   Here’s a new perspective for us determine which scientists are right: high school science.   Let’…

Sep 17, 2017 - 5:55pm
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A DAY IN THE LIFE

While Americans celebrated their American Revolution, as a Canadian, I was having the best time of my life living in Venice Beach, California in the Spirit of ´76. It was my first winter in the warm sun in my lifetime. The Times and Winds of Change were favourable toward me since this unexpe…

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:11pm
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Offending People

A friend sent me this e-mail without identifying the author. But I wanted to share it with you as it illustrates how ridiculous or sensitivities have become.   Here is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washingt…

Sep 21, 2017 - 2:34pm
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Why The Red States Suck

It's the people who live in the red states who make the red states suck. People in the red states are stupid, ignorant and lazy. Why are they stupid, ignorant and lazy? It's genetic.     The Human Development Index   The first map is color-coded based on a meta-meas…

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:41am
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Vouchers: the solution to fixing public education

The education status quo in this country is for each child, based on where he or she lives, to attend the designated public school.  Some charter schools exist, but those schools handle only a fraction of the total school-aged population.  An obvious alternative is private school, but few …

Sep 15, 2017 - 10:27am
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Disability insurance and the dynamics of the incen…

Recent growth in the number of Disability Insurance claimants has led to calls for substantial scaling back of the program. We evaluate the incentive cost of the DI program against its insurance value to those in need. The main failure of the program is the number of severely work limited who do no…

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:44am
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10 Reasons to Oppose the Minimum Wage

Peter Schiff made an appearance on   recently. Rogan allowed Schiff to make his  , and he did a solid job. The problem with arguing against the minimum wage is that there are so many ways to show how silly it is, that it’s hard to stay focused and get the entire idea across. …

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:39am
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Elon Musk as the best living Generational Thought…

Elon Musk a Thought Leader?   The title of Thought Leader has been noticeably thrown around a lot, but the reference and meaning seems to require an upgrade.  Choosing examples of a Thought Leader that is living among us today should maybe have measurements that include more than a high le…

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:32pm
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Hunting Nazis On The Golf Course

Hunting Nazis On The Golf Course   With the whole Russia/Trump collusion story in total collapse and news organizations like CNN pulling investigators off the Russia coverage, the newly hired journalism school grad reporters hired to dig dirt on Trump are now scrambling elsewhere for t…

Sep 7, 2017 - 3:47pm
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Relgion Does Matter

So, religion matters, after all. Sen. Dianne Feinstein grilled a Catholic nominee to the U.S. Court of appeals, Amy Coney Barrett, over her religious beliefs, especially, her views on abortion.  According to Democrats such as Feinstein, religious beliefs are not supposed to intrude into the law…

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:57am
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The Beat Goes On XVIII

The following is a dialogue between me and someone who thinks they're following the rules.  Who's right?     Autumn Below is the full text of the rule. I don't think it could be any more straightforward.  Commenting on the work of others is not something you can do 5 days ag…

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:08am
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Free-market capitalism's assault on economics, pol…

Unfettered free-market capitalism has distorted price signals, rules of the game in democracies, and shifted social frames of references for the worse. In simple terms, it has distorted economics, politics and the society.    1. It is now widely accepted that while there are pockets of m…

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:52am
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