The New Political Party
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Oct 22, 2017 - 10:34am
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 with his wife and three kids and a great accounting practice providing for his family.   “There’s an important event tonight in town,” he said, “and I bought you a ticket. We’re forming a new political party.”   “Sounds interesting,” I replied. Not having much to do with politics before, it could be an interesting night for me.   When Bill and I got there, the speech was just starting. “We are making history tonight,” the speaker said. He mentioned that this was a gatheri…

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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 1:04am
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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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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 6:17pm
  • - by John G
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ARE YOU SURE YOU HAVE PROBLEMS ?

  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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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 7:12pm
  • - by Nasty
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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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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 10:53pm
  • - by Nasty
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We have been Putin's trolls

A Russian daily Medusa (in its English version) published a  on the Russian "troll farms" activities in United States.    "The Internet Research Agency, Russia’s infamous “troll farm,” reportedly devoted up to a third of its entire staff to meddling in U.S. politics…

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:48am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 12:59am
  • - by John G
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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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A Solution to the Take A Knee Issue

By Mark Wilkins Last Season, NFL Player Colin  Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem for all of the league games he participated in.  He was subsequently released by his team and no other NFL team has picked him up. He took a knee to protest the continuous wave of unarmed Afric…

Oct 19, 2017 - 6:11pm
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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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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 5:30pm
  • - by John G
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NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS … NFL

  NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS … NFL     Editor note: Because “Tubularsock, ‘. . . first hand coverage, second hand news”’ has a distant relationship with the Secretary of The Deplorables, we wish to state here in order to be completely transparent to our rea…

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:37pm
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TRUMPINATOR
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TRUMPINATOR

  No matter what side of the political spectrum you haunt, you've got to admire how Trump is destroying his enemies.   First he wiped out 16 leading Republicans, all more skilled politically than he. Yes the MSM helped by keeping him on media 24/7 to the tune of $2 bn. dollars of free pub…

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:18pm
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Has Writer Beat Been Infiltrated by the Russians o…

Anyone who has met me on this forum has surely noticed my difficulties in finding my place among your illustrious community.  I am not mystified by the behavior and views of the U.S.  conservatives and libertarians.  As much as I find their beliefs distasteful, I have always been one …

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:24am
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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 5:58pm
  • - by John G
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The Smart Phones are Making us Dumber

Recent research reveals, none to my surprise, that our smartphones are making us stupid. To quote The Wall Street Journal: “As the brain grows dependent on the technology, the research suggests the intellect weakens.” When the phone beeps or chirps, it distracts us, whether we admit to i…

Oct 18, 2017 - 7:37pm
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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 10:58pm
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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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Why So Scared?

 Popular Mechanics published an article titled “What’s So Scary about the Future Anyway?” Why are people so afraid of the future, especially the young? Let’s look at a few reasons.   Clit-Lit   Clit-lit, short for climate literature, is the mostly young adult f…

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:59pm
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Moral Panic of 2017

People are overlooking the obvious reasons for the chaos in America.   America, the early adopters in social media and alternate news sources, is on the forefront of social reform.  Just as the printing press caused an upheaval and revolutions in many societies, the internet is causin…

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:26am
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How to Read Music — Part I : Pitch

How the Pitch of a Musical Tone is Notated.   In western culture, music is written and read by means of a notation— an arbitrarily chosen set of symbols — that had been developed and codified by the 13th century. The notation is still used today.   The originators of the notati…

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:05pm
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THE DARK CALIPHATE

     Islam has been hijacked by terrorism , sectarian violence , ignorance and wild theology that cares nothing about the advancement of humanity ; those who propagate terrorism extol themselves above the rest of the Moslems as the most "holy" warriors of the God while they feed on m…

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:06pm
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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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Touchy Subject But Be Honest...

I was thinking about this the other day since we talk about everything else, politics, music, where we are from, family, and opinions on a variety of topics.   So I was thinking as adults for most of us, we are not the people we were growing up for one reason or another. Experimentation, peer p…

Oct 17, 2017 - 1:44pm
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Arrival

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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Illicit Financial Flows and Capital Flight in Afri…

Briefing Note to the UN Economic Commission for Africa on Illicit Financial Flows and Capital Flight in Africa Between 2002 and 2006, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) provided the conservative estimate that Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from developing countries were between $859 billion to $1.06 t…

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:27pm
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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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Is Writer Beat a Social Psychology research projec…

      Recently Flying Junior asked   he closed this article by saying "Are you guys infiltrated by Russian trolls?  What other possible explanation could there be?"   I don't agree with his conclusions however like a lot of other people including many that have le…

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:19pm
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