Robert Owen - A Pioneer of Socialism
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Feb 20, 2018 - 7:35pm
Robert Owen - A Pioneer of Socialism

In the early 19th Century conditions in the new textile factories were horrendous. People worked 14-15 hour shifts six days a week. Children as young as five were employed to crawl under the machines to retie broken yarn without having to stop the process. This often resulted in horrendous injuries.   Robert Owen ran a factory in New Lanarkshire Scotland and began to look at ways of improving the lot of his workers. He felt that by caring better for his staff he could improve their lives while maintaining his profits. He set about introducing a series of beneficial changes.   He reduced the shifts down to twelve hours.   He raised the age for employment to ten years old.   He introduced schooling for the children of his workers. This was probably the first such school in the world. The curriculum was based on basic rea…

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Federal Pain Management - Healthcare is a Racket

Federal Pain Management by Tom C. Purcell   Modern American healthcare is a racket.  Essentially, it's a pyramid scheme with mega pharmaceutical corporations at the top, and ailing Americans with a direct syphon from their bank accounts to medical corporations at the bottom.…

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
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Regarding really solving school violence:

I have a simple, easy-to-do proposal that will immediately reduce school violence: stop compulsory school attendance.   There is clearly a segment of the population that doesn't want to go to school. This kid Cruz was reported to beat his head against the wall when his adoptive parents tried to…

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:44pm
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 9:28pm
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The Debt Bubble

Encouraged and asked by Katharine I have put together a summation of the current situation with debt.  In short, the world is floating in debt, possibly soon drowning in debt, developed and developing countries alike.  Central Banks around the world have been giving out near free money ove…

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:38pm
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 11:41pm
  • - by Leroy
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Mass Instability & Guns

The blame centers on poorly designed psychology and psychiatry.  Some people might want to blame the current social, societal, and cultural state of affairs. However, these mass tragedies are mainly symptomatic of a troubled mental health system intertwined with a sometimes-helpless justice sys…

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:04am
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 11:56pm
  • - by Pardero
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13 RUSSIANS, A POEM

    13 Russians under my bed there’s got to be three that really are red   Those Commie Pinkos are at it again Trying to topple all of we Americans   Oh no you don’t hack our elections We can do that by having no selections   One asshole is as…

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:09pm
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Bill of Rights..a Discussion on the Law

With current events on the events in Florida, I want to take a different approach on what is happening.   I want to discuss our rights under the so often quoted Bill of Rights. What people don’t understand is that the Bill of Rights is interpreted by the Supreme Court as to the Framers in…

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:14am
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  • - Feb 22, 2018 - 12:01am
  • - by Leroy
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The trucking industry has a serious problem

A lot of guys try to get out of trucking because it is a crummy life. They get out for lower pay but a better life. Our mechanic and oiler both used to drive and got out for a lower wage.   Low wages drove white boys out of agriculture, not the hard work. Stoop labor needs to pay by the bushel …

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:09am
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  • - Feb 21, 2018 - 10:27pm
  • - by Pardero
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The Persuasion Machine of Silicon Valley

Last Saturday, CBC TV aired a documentary called . I recommend everyone who is concerned about the state of democracy and its future spend the hour to watch it. If you can't, here is my synopsis.   This documentary explains how the Trump campaign team used Facebook to win the election.   …

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:04pm
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Why Conservatives Are Liberals Secret Weapon

We live in the age of victims. Politics is all about fostering the sense of being a victim.   This is the age of victims, the era of victims. Modern people all see themselves as victims – even conservatives. That is the whole concept behind politics, that is what drives it. Politicians pa…

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:16am
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Why the Minimum Wage should be abolished

My advice to anyone that enters a discussion on minimum wage is to avoid the back and forth that occurs regarding the calculation of jobs lost versus the benefit of higher wages.  It’s a losing argument because anyone that employees someone at the minimum wage is likely profiting from tha…

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:10am
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Olympic sized thoughts

(These aren't really Olympic sized thoughts--just small thoughts on the Olympics.)     It was nice that benevolent dictator Kim Jong-un let his cheerleaders out of the country to attend the Olympics, along with his sister. Isn't he a good guy? Hopefully they had a chance to grab a nice m…

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:02am
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Trickle Up Economics

I hear a lot about income disparity, the widening gap between rich and poor, the loss of the middle class, and the notion that wealth redistribution is a right and proper function of government.  There are grandiose notions about eliminating poverty and world hunger, spouted by the super-rich a…

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:05am
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The Devil's Advocate

Greetings from the Abyss, my name is James Travil, but my friends call me JT. I am an active member of the Church of Satan.   I'm a lot of other things as well, but people who don't know me most often ask about my religion when they find out what it is. Actually a good deal of people just ASSu…

Feb 18, 2018 - 1:34am
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All traitors...

Clapper, Brennan, Comey, Clinton, Morell (weasel rat bastard), Bezos, and ebay guy.......all traitors.  I am waiting patiently for the perp walks and subsequent tribunal.  Morell recently softened his position with regard to his Clinton-stoogery because he knows the boom is gettin' ready t…

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:12pm
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Chaos Theory?

Here is a definition of the branch of mathematics known as chaos theory:   Chaos: When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. Having survived the events of the past 13 months, I offer the following alternative definition of t…

Feb 20, 2018 - 4:23pm
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Florida Shooting Conspiracy

The shooting took place on Feb 14 2018, after being rehearsed on Feb 13 2018. This is a constant thread that runs through these "shootings and terrorist attacks". Alternative non mainstream sources showed that Sandy Hook was also rehearsed the previous day. 9-11, Spain Madrid  and London 7/7 bo…

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:47pm
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THE DEMOCRAP COMEDY SHOW

The Democrap world, is fashioned on the Cartoon shows of the 60's. If things go wrong, it is because others are conspiring to wreck your good ideas. They are aided in their delusion by the trickle downs, who evolved from Republicans who believed everybody should have a chance.   Trumpty Dumpty …

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:19am
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My ass, it is.   The slave economy is at full employment. Everyone who has to take a sh!t job has one. In fact they've usually got about three.   The employers won't raise the conditions/wages above slave level, the workers who can afford to wait are doing so.   Every indicator says t…

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:51pm
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Gun Madness Continues in the USA - 17 Dead in Flor…

How much longer are Americans going to sit back and allow this death toll to continue? How much longer are they going to allow mentally deranged kids, criminals and gangs to have access to assault rifles??   17 were shot dead in the latest School Massacre. They were shot my a nineteen year old …

Feb 16, 2018 - 12:44pm
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Human Sexuality - some thoughts.

Human Sexuality - Well in the wake of Weinstein this is a bit of a thorny subject that appears to be in a state of flux. But I thought it was worth putting in a few pennyworth of random thoughts.   a. I think human sexual behaviour is naturally more similar to that of Bonobos than that of other…

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:09pm
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The Checkist

is a made in Russia 1992 movie about the Bolshevik Revolution. This is a historical film (compare with Schindlers List*), not a pure fiction. The movie consists of the three things that characterize the Bolshevik Revolution in action: (1)people waiting in line to be shot, (2)people being shot and (…

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:55am
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Reset will come one way or another

What did you expect with a Keynsian / NIRP (negative interest rate policy) system that is used to extract worth from people and keep them in their low life positions than the elites?   Funniest part? You have no way to halt it except through extreme policies of poverty that will cause the popul…

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:33am
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