Curtailing Compensation of Corrupt Civil Servants
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Jan 16, 2018 - 11:46am
Curtailing Compensation of Corrupt Civil Servants

The idea that the federal government has restrictions is becoming nothing more than a wish.  In Thomas Jefferson’s mind, the federal government’s responsibility was to deliver the mail, defend the shores, and settle disputes over things like water rights on rivers that flow through or between states, and not much more. The federal government has expanded its reach to unprecedented lengths, and it needs to back off, or if nothing more, take a breather.   One of the most strongly-held beliefs of the Republicans has been less government and less government involvement in the lives of citizens. We now have an attorney general who is violating Republican tenets as if he was a Democrat. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared that the states that have legalized marijuana will now face strict federal enforcement. Suprem…

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France leads celebrity pushback against '#MeToo'

In the months since allegations of sexual abuse against US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein first emerged, Hollywood stars have been falling over themselves to condemn him, other 'ladies men' in the industry and express their support to those who claimed to be victims of sexual predators. The witch hunt…

Jan 16, 2018 - 2:28pm
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Presidential Pottymouths

We've all heard the rhetoric, the speeches, the pledges, the promises, and everything else that flows like a broken sewer line from a typical politician's scummy and septic mouth. We all know they're somewhere between pond scum and slime molds the size of entire counties, but what about their privat…

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:57pm
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Racism Expert Karim Fereidooni

  ZEIT online has an  with a racism expert. They don’t mean Trump this time. The ‘expert’ is a Muslim lecturer. His name: Karim Fereidonni.   He declines the need for an Antisemitism Secretary in the German government. I couldn’t agree more, but you will see…

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:28pm
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What is the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junio…

For decades to come, the writings and speeches of Dr. King will continue to be taught in our schools.  His writings will be the subject of graduate school theses and books written and published by academia.  Once a year, the portal of the television will recall his most stirring speeches.&…

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:47am
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The Like Switch and How Social Justice Bullies Tur…

The book “ ” lists common pitfalls that impede verbal exchanges and cause others to dislike you. What I noticed was how social justice warriors do everything on the list, likely explaining why they are so widely detested. The numbered list gives the advice from the book “The Like S…

Jan 16, 2018 - 6:42pm
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Thank You America!!!

Thank You America!   Thank you America for all the great stuff you have given us. Out of your melting pot has come a plethora of brilliant stuff!   Just on the Music Scene look of what you have given us! You took African Music, English, Irish and Scottish Folk Music, Canadian French, Nativ…

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:35pm
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Pope Says World Is At The Brink Of Nuclear War

  Shortly before his trip to Chile and Peru about 5 days ago, the Supreme Leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, a.k.a. The Bishop of Rome, a.k.a. the Pope, issued some dire pronouncements. His prognostications were quoted in magazines and newspapers all around the world.   Pope Francis…

Jan 19, 2018 - 9:29pm
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What to do with one's life of rebellion.

When I was in my youth I woke up to the evils of the society I was living in, with its hypocrisy, warmongering, greed and destructive ways. I saw that the constant striving for growth was destroying nature and that most people were snared into a life of mindless consumerism. The tenets of the cultur…

Jan 21, 2018 - 1:53pm
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Winter Did Come

Whose woods are these? They're mine, you know. And they are really filling up with snow. apologies to Robert Frost. Poem paraphrase and picture courtesy of my wife Carrie.   When you are retired, the concept of a Monday doesn't resonate quite as badly as during a work week. But last week,…

Jan 20, 2018 - 11:13am
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Obituary of a Future Politician

      After a short battle with cancer, Eleanor Shareen Boychuk died at the Beltline Hospital in Calgary on the evening of April 21, 2159, at the age of 89 years.   She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 2150, daughter Esmelda in 2136, daughter-in-law Sheila in 2152, and broth…

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:22am
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Uncle Sam and Aunt Mildred go to the grocery store…

We've all heard of Uncle Sam, right? Yeah, that guy.  You know it's said that behind every great man there is a woman. I'm not certain that this is universal, but the rule does seem to apply to lesser men as well. Isn't it a bit peculiar that no one ever seems to ask, "Hey! Is there a Mrs. Uncl…

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:45am
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Tubularsock for President!

As many of you know, I have been promoting my alternative system of governance for several months on Writer Beat and a few other places. This month is my big marketing push to get ebook sales, and preliminary results suggest that I should put my hopes for change elsewhere.   So here is my new a…

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:42am
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The story not told by Flying Junior in, What is th…

Martin Luther King was not born with that first and second Name. At least that is what is said in Eric Metaxas's book "Martin Luther The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World." You forgot God. Martin's father, a minister, Eric tells us visited the historical sites of Martin Luther and upon …

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:18pm
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PASS THE VODKA: NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS!

  PASS THE VODKA: NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS!   HOT BREAKING NEWS Trump’s Secretary of the Deplorables indicted by Mueller! Washington D.C. …. like today’s date, 2018   The investigation into allegations that members of Donald Trump’s campaign staff as well …

Jan 14, 2018 - 9:29pm
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When Your Car Is Smarter Than You

I totally loved my last car, so it’s ironic that it got totaled, which I didn’t love.   Normally I’m not one of those who falls madly in love with automobiles. They’re just something to get me from one place to another until they don’t anymore, which with my track …

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:19am
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Fire and Fury: Trump, the Workplace & the Human Co…

What is the human condition?  The product of poor judgment, it’s that part of us that makes us fallible.  It’s a culmination of everything we do that we know we shouldn’t.  And in the workplace, it’s aggravated by conditions and relationships with colleagues, …

Jan 15, 2018 - 6:49pm
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This Years March..and Whats Coming...

Womens March 2018..Again Not About Trump I broke my wrist in a couple places yesterday…so my trip to NYC for the womens march 2018 is out.  Ive been working on this for a couple of months now.  So I guess I am  with them in spirit.   This year, we have dozens of women …

Jan 20, 2018 - 2:51pm
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Lets Talk About Monsters...

  I know I give men on here a hard time, but some of men are not nice people. Ive seen their handy work and actually met a few that were lovely people,  if you like leather face.   I have often wondered how a nice catholic girl from a well-to do family ended up knowing such peopl…

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:07am
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California Registering Illegal Aliens to Vote

On April 1st, EVERYONE (including ILLEGAL ALIENS) in California who gets a Drivers License is automatically registered to VOTE!  See link below:     This has been corroborated on multiple news outlets, so don't even try the "right wing press" propaganda crap.  All you have to d…

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:38pm
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The History of Western Civilization in a paragraph

This post is inspired by a conversation I enjoyed with the OG man ( we mix it up from time to time). What is presented here is not exactly how it was worded in that thread, but the crux of it is unchanged. Are you ready? Here it is:   Once upon a time a group of people got together and dec…

Jan 14, 2018 - 6:37am
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On the Precautionary Principle

Today, I’m going to look at a mantra much trumpeted by environmentalists; the precautionary principle. I’ll seek to make a case that, since the early 1980s, this idea has been perverted. To such an extent, that the principle now has an effect all but opposite to its true intention. IR…

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:39am
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La Femme Libertine

Webster defines a libertine as one who has no sexual morals, a free thinker; usually a man! What, why?    I am a Femme Libertine, I make this claim loudly and proudly. A libertine believes in the amazing wonderful liberties that the life of a free thinker accords. Life should be experience…

Nov 4, 2017 - 4:56pm
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