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Jun 20, 2017 - 6:32pm

  Dear USA.   Remember when you were an ideal for the world ? I do remember, back in the Seventies. My parents who have been young in the Fifties, were big fans of you. You brought us the washing machine and the dryer for everybody (sorry, the Germans were faster with the Volkswagen, but never mind) and more.    You brought us Elvis and Rock'n'Roll. You brought us Jack Kerouac and Carlos Castaneda. Freedom and easy riding. Woodstock and Jimi. I mean I was 12 at that time, but it caught on. We saw all the hippies and others protesting against an unjust WAR in Vietnam. We were impressed.   We admired you.   We all wanted to be like you. An open society where everybody accepts everyone, all living together in peace, since: Wasn't the US created with those ideals (never mind African slaves...;-) ? Where all peop…

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  PROVOCATION ! SCREAM !   Why do I say that ? I don't want to insult anybody who believes in the old guy in the sky, Don't I....well....probably I do. Not insult, but well, give them a slap to the forehead for their arrogance to know the "truth".   Why ?     Because I simp…

Jun 8, 2017 - 4:00am
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Is overpopulation the biggest threat to the world?

Thomas Robert Malthus was a reverend from the eighteenth century who foresaw the effects of a huge burgeoning world population. He thought it would be a catastrophe. It would take room, use up resources and create famine and pestilence. He proposed that measures needed to be taken in order to restri…

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:58am
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Paris Accord
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Paris Accord

With Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Accord--called a treaty everywhere else--I expected to see the gnashing of teeth and the rending of clothing here on WB.  But, alas, I am disappointed.  The collective heads of the world leaders have exploded.  It is the day, according to them, t…

Jun 2, 2017 - 9:08am
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  • - Jun 26, 2017 - 5:56pm
  • - by Leroy
Is Religion defunct in this modern day and age?

  The three Abrahamic religions started up way back in the dawn of time – in a time of medieval ignorance. Judaism has its roots 3000 years ago. Christianity 2000 years ago. Islam 1500 years ago. They originated in nomadic tribes of Arabs in a small area of the Middle East renowned for it…

Jun 23, 2017 - 7:09pm
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What is Money? My Challenge to all Financial Pundi…

  Any pundit who thinks they understand this concept called ‘money’ are invited to challenge my views below.  Write a missive to counter my view and let’s create a challenge system to get to the bottom of this question: what is money? Today, I talked to more busine…

Jun 1, 2017 - 3:21pm
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  • - Jun 22, 2017 - 5:50pm
  • - by Matt
Bush, the Iraq War and future wars

From Donald Trump to Kathy Griffin, if there is one thing most of America agrees on is that George Bush started the war with Iraq.  This commonly held belief is false.   Following September 11th, Republicans and Democrats voted for action.  This action included support for both the wa…

Jun 18, 2017 - 7:32am
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  • - Jun 23, 2017 - 4:43pm
  • - by John G
Did Jews Declare War on Nazi Germany?  Denier meme…

So, another popular Holocaust denier meme is that Jews declared war on Nazi Germany in 1933.  This made his subsequent actions against them justified (though this did not include attempting to exterminate them...of course).  These subsequent actions included putting them in camps to separa…

May 28, 2017 - 10:34am
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From D-Day to Valhalla

Addendum Dedication to Brothers, Sisters, Kin and Cousins   Most of us have heard the phrase “Nazi Supermen” in some sort of context. In recent years the astonishing, courageous, brilliant performances on the battlefield by history’s most highly skilled armed forces in all f…

Jun 6, 2017 - 1:56pm
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GOP Congressman Shot During Congressional Baseball…

To quote John Lennon, I read the news today, oh boy.....   A gunman attacked a group of Republican Congressmen today while these Congressmen were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game.  From the reports that I'm reading, if not for the bravery of Capitol Hill policemen and …

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:48pm
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Rock Music - What makes a great song or performer?

Rock Music – What makes a great song, band or performer?Posted on December 7, 2014 What is quite clear is that it is not all about talent or ability. Some of the best Rock songs have been very basic, not requiring any great virtuosity, such as ‘Louie Louie’ by the …

May 30, 2017 - 6:48pm
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Open Letter to Autumn and all Contributors

After defending a point in one of his articles against an absurdly irrational and rude attack on it, I recently commiserated with Robert Schneider in another comment below it as follows: "You're more than welcome, Howard. This site is becoming increasingly overwhelmed by a mindless horde of sna…

Dec 22, 2013 - 11:14pm
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  Ok. I hear you. Fake !!! That site is NOT serious ! Shame on you ! You have no idea !   Stay calm and read it, ok ?   Fact is that there's no "enemy" country around that wants to overthrow the "West" and install "communism", right ? That was the argument used in the cold war agai…

Jun 3, 2017 - 8:02am
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Brainstorming Community Wellness

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it might really take to fix some of the social issues that we face in this country, i.e., homelessness, hunger, and poverty being core issues.    I was having a discussion with Mike Haluska and he mentioned that communities should take care of thes…

May 26, 2017 - 11:17am
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Putin's Genius, Wall Street's Stupidity and Americ…

Hats off to the true Leader of the Free World!      It must be wonderful being Vladimir Putin and being the most powerful person on earth. And not even have to say so yourself. The US Democratic Party is saying it for Putin along with the entirety of the Western presstitute media and…

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:46pm
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Truth vs. The United States of America

  Those of us who are Awakened from The Matrix are concerned that there are no checks on Washington’s use of nuclear weapons in the interest of US hegemony over the world.   Washington and Israel are the threats to peace. Washington demands world hegemony, and Israel demands hegemony…

May 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
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People's Inability to Think

Yesterday I was trying to explain an issue with two millennials involving an issue with a bill in which we pay back a portion of a building improvement to the landlord based upon a predetermined schedule of payments.  However, the invoices from the landlord were less than the scheduled amounts.…

Jun 8, 2017 - 8:41am
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Good Luck With Amazon, Whole Foods

Amazon has taken over Whole Foods. There is the lack of transparency in Amazon, and it is deliberate. Let’s first note that it is unethical (not to mention illegal) to restrict the free speech of employees when they are not on the clock. Of course, the media has to respect the firm in question…

Jun 18, 2017 - 1:47pm
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I need a new site!

Autumn deleted a piece of humor I posted about the Washington post Mensa contest. She says it was within her 48 hour limit. But she lets  post 10 articles on June 11 and they remain to this day. She is right. I am contributing too much to this Blog. Can anyone recommend another site were I can…

Jun 14, 2017 - 11:00am
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The Beat Goes On XII

I’m proud to announce Writer Beat’s new marketing program.  It’s the most revolutionary idea I’ve had in years….Bumper Stickers.  That’s right, I spent $42.39 on a bunch of bumper stickers and I’m giving them away for free.  Simply email me th…

Jun 2, 2017 - 9:20am
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Bill Maher and the

  There has been a rather ridiculous argument as of late for firing Bill Maher for his recent use of the "n-word" on his HBO television show. I say ridiculous because it stinks of hypocrisy in the light of the endless acceptance of use of said word by black rappers in daily life. As I see it ei…

Jun 5, 2017 - 6:36pm
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Too Big to Fail Again

Illinois is the latest financial crisis.  Speculation is that it will file for bankruptcy, even though it is not possible without congressional approval.  Congress granted Puerto Rico authority to file for bankruptcy.  Why not Illinois?  Why does it matter?Illinois is…

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:29am
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Poverty Not So Simple, But Not Inevitable

Just 20 years ago most people were enslaved in poverty due to either generational conditioning or bad choices made, usually made as a young person (dropping out of school, drugs, gangs, crime, etc.)  The aftermath of the 2008 crash changed that dynamic.  Companies began to fire and never r…

May 29, 2017 - 4:39pm
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