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Apr 22, 2017 - 5:39pm
Superheros

Now for something completely different, a break from the usual political articles. Something entertaining and timeless. Superheroes...   Superheroes, both in print, and more recently in film, have inspired the imaginations of many people, myself included. They have served as a means of excapesm and provided moral lessons of good triumphant over evil, right besting wrong, and Justice as the highest virtue. In more contemporary times the once two-dimensional heroes and villains have often blurred the lines between which was which, but you usually still knew who the good guys were despite any lapses in moral character.   I grew up reading comics and found many favorites both in heroes and villains. Batman is probably my favorite hero and the Joker my favorite villain. In my life and before we have seen several great depictions of …

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Boozos

The paying public deserves better.   They (the public) paid for their lavish lifestyles. They paid for their needless overseas study junkets to Europe during the summer months. They paid for the security detail to protect them from themselves (the public). They paid for their scams. They paid …

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:18pm
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Hey Bill!

  Hey Bill! Don't let the FOX News door hit ya in the ass on the way out. Karma's a bitch dude. And eventually it catches up with you. Your sexual predation was too much for even the Murdochs to stomach which is saying a lot!   I can't imagine what inner circle of HELL you will be thrown …

Apr 22, 2017 - 1:58pm
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Democrats Choosing These Clintonites To Read Are G…

Poking around Medium today, I came across this noxious little item, " ," by Sasha Stone and Ryan Adams. It's written by a pair of delusional Clintonites, still trying to relitigate the 2016 presidential campaign, when their candidate failed so miserably. Maybe it was because I've had a slow last two…

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:34pm
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  • - Apr 24, 2017 - 2:38am
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“A righteous man knows the rights of the poo…

This man appeared at our door, a kind of shabby-looking man with a homeless man’s beard and a hard but humble look in his eyes. He had his hands clasped in front of him in supplication, and I was like, “For me?”   He nodded out toward the street almost imperceptibly, where an …

Apr 22, 2017 - 10:36am
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Are You Threatening Me?

  DATELINE: BERZERKELY, USSA   Snowflakes throw white people off campus bridge in the name of tolerance. You can't make  up. Cities decide to make up their own . BLM protesters  in an underground parking garage for his political views.  Crazy snowflake prof .   OK,…

Apr 22, 2017 - 4:15pm
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  • - Apr 23, 2017 - 11:44pm
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The Top 3 Game Changing Industries

 Bob Dylan said in the early sixties; "the times they are a changin".  One of the constants of life is change. When we cease to change we die. However many want to think they live in a permanent cocoon, and live their lives based on how things operated in the past. And it is this resistanc…

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:01am
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Joanie Dies and A Piece of Americana Classic Goes…

This morning the news reported the death of Erin Moran, the girl that played Joanie Cunningham on the much watched show Happy Days.  She later went onto to star in a spin off Joanie Loves Chachi staring Scott Baio.  No cause of death was cited although she hadn't been in the public eye for…

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:21am
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Explaining Myself Standing on a Soapbox #MondayBlo…

I totally get why people would want to tune all out politics. What’s going on in our country right now is an effing fiasco; a train wreck of epic proportions; a depressing, dismaying, infuriating, shocking clusterf**k of authoritarianism, fascism and isolationism. Who wouldn’t want to b…

Apr 23, 2017 - 3:16pm
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It's OK, I'm a Capitalist

I had some work done on my home by a contractor. I was very specific about what I wanted done. There were other things wrong with my house but I told the contractor to ignore them. Three weeks later I called the contractor and accused them of not fixing all of the problems, and if they didn’t …

Apr 23, 2017 - 1:57pm
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  • - Apr 24, 2017 - 2:39am
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Threat Of Major Scandal Prompted Conservatives ear…

Leaders of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have made astonishing claim that Prime Minister Teresa May's move to call an early General Election in June this year was done to preempt a series of by-elections that could be called following a police investigation into alleged electoral frau…

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:45pm
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INTELLIGENCE FOR THE UNINTELLIGENT – ANDBANN…

We are closing in on three months of Trump-o-Matic. It has been a wild and crazy ride.  Crisis, to calamity, catastrophe to cataclysm. Except instead of the fascist state we feared, we got the Keystone Kops. Which we did not expect.   As we  spend our energy trying to dethr…

Apr 21, 2017 - 5:44am
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SENEGAL NEWS TICKER NO. 5 - GETTING READY FOR

  Looks like my month in Senegal is coming to an end soon – 4 more days to go and I’ll be back in rainy and cold Switzerland waiting for July to return ! What amazes me every time anew: I’m sitting in a cab or wait in front of a store to open or to be served is how easy peopl…

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:34pm
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The Merrits of Guaranteed Jobs

Not since the Great Depression has the private sector been unable to provide an adequate number of full time job.  The real unemployment rate is not measured by the BOL.  Credible estimates of the unemployed and those working part time but needing and wanting full time employment are somew…

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:24pm
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  • - Apr 23, 2017 - 11:54pm
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What The 46th President of the United States WillF…

Not a minute too soon. Someone will become the 46th President of the United States, following Donald Trump. What he or she will inherit will depend greatly on how long Trump is allowed to inhabit the Oval Office. Whether it be the full four years of his term or whether his stay is interrupted by im…

Apr 22, 2017 - 9:59pm
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  • - Apr 23, 2017 - 5:10pm
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STAGES

STAGES   I am tied to a stake whose anchor is the earth’s core.   Immovable I am facing West and view the oncoming onslaught.   The winds pick up and the rain intensifies as the predictable storm of age approaches.   The air turns downward and the liquid forms ice pellets …

Apr 23, 2017 - 6:20pm
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Is There Life for Black America After President Ob…

  On November 4, 2008, the 56th quadrennial United States presidential election was held. A changing of the guard was taking place. Republican President George W. Bush’s policies faced a stunning defeat and America was connecting with the campaign slogan of the junior Democratic Senator…

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:09pm
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How long do you mourn a deceased spouse?

My friend told me recently that when her husband of 45 years passed away his remains were cremated. At the gravesite the caretaker of the cemetery jockingly told the childern "there's room enough in there for your mother"    Her children are in their 30's and 40's and they just stared at …

Apr 22, 2017 - 4:38pm
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What happened to Ryans Article?

Ryan Messano posted an excellent article on the Pro Trump rally at Berkley.   Which has disappeared. I wrote brilliant comments as usual, along with others.     Excellent post Ryan. Why did you have to destroy reason with your Morality at the end? So…

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:38pm
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Is Berkeley really so unsafe that consertatives ri…

Recently UC Berkeley prevented Ann Coulter, who is a self proclaimed conservative, from visiting the school as an invited speaker, saying they believed the liberal community would riot violently if they knew where she was speaking.   This reminds me of past threats of racial violence …

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:15pm
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Stuff It

I grew up in a dichotomous environment. My mother loved stuff. She spent thousands and thousands of dollars on innovative gadgets, most of which she never learned how to use, most of which we had to dispose of when she moved from the big house. The best of these was a knitting machine, an elaborate …

Apr 21, 2017 - 1:53pm
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Are Democrats Smarter Than Republicans?

I have asked myself this question many times.  Have recent events changed my mind?   The headline , “Nunes steps aside from Russia probe.”  Why?  As Nunes puts it, "Several leftwing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Et…

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:39am
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DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY   As the cool waters of life wash over you the west winds from the baptismal fount cleanse your soul.   The journey you seek is one of simplicity that is constantly complicated by everyday occurrences.   You strive for oneness even when there is two for there is solace in t…

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:02pm
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