Trump Cancels the Philadelphia Eagles Trip to the…
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Jun 10, 2018 - 4:42pm
Trump Cancels the Philadelphia Eagles Trip to the…

I realize that this article is not particularly timely but I've been busy at work.  I found a little time so I wanted to share some thoughts about this.   The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII.  It was a very good game, as a football fan I thoroughly enjoyed it, plus I have a personal connection to the Eagles.  I am a native Pennsylvanian, born in the town of Lansdale.   It is located right outside of Philadelphia.  My father was a native of Philadelphia and was a huge fan of the team (he also rooted for the Washington Redskins because he lived there at one time).  Philadelphia fans suffered through lost opportunities in the past so this particular championship was a sweet one, the first since 1960.   I never gave much thought to any visit to the Whit…

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Wealth of Nations Synopsis

Adam Smith’s landmark book, Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, is a 500-plus page treatise on economics, oft cited bur rarely read, except by economists and masochists like me.  If you can overlook Smith’s sing-song style, his tediousness, repetition, generalizations, vague and …

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:37pm
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The Amateur Hour

Amateur - 3. A person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity   The United States is conducting an experiment. An experiment that affects each and every person inside of the country, and many others around the world. This experiment involves turning over the operation of the execut…

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:24pm
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AN AMERICAN
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AN AMERICAN

I live in Thailand by choice, because my country, The United States of America, has become infected with self loathing, and no longer offers the variety of life and freedom for me, it once did.   The beach town that I live in, attracts tourists from around the world. The Thai people who come h…

May 28, 2018 - 5:48am
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Hamilton's Legacy

As the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, pundits and philosophers theorize about the problems of income inequality, social stratification, and legal injustice.  Proposed solutions flow thick and fast, most advocating government intervention or denouncing government de-regulation since th…

Jun 1, 2018 - 12:14pm
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Objective Vs. Subjective

In ancient Athens, there was a large division caused by two differing schools of thought.  On one side was Socrates and his followers who asserted that there were absolute truths that could not be circumvented.  On the other were the Sophists like Protagoras, who asserted that man was the …

Jun 7, 2018 - 8:08pm
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Where the Wild Threats Are

What are the real problems facing society? I’m not talking about the issues that take the most space on cable news channels, or in the remaining newsprint options available, or on internet boards. No, I’m talking about the issues that face humanity across the globe, issues that threaten…

May 30, 2018 - 11:13am
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DEEP STATE: FAKE OR NOT ?

    Ok, here we go. You all have probably heard of the Deep State, the NWO, the Illuminati. Some say it is fake, some say it's not.   Nobody really knows today.   But what we DO know is that since industrialization began, royalty has been replaced by business what concerns the…

May 31, 2018 - 10:58am
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What the sixties meant for me.

I was eleven when the sixties started and twenty one when they ended so the sixties were my formative years and boy what formative years they were. The 1940s were the war years - a time of death, tragedy, loss and destruction. Our cities were blasted to hell. Our economy was wrecked and we were in d…

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:51am
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Hope........

Hello everyone, I was here briefly in the past but lost the time to write and now have more time so I wanted to write a story I have been chewing on after the 2016 election but is still significant today especially after the meeting between Trump and kim jong un and that is my feelings and how …

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:56am
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Children as Weapons

I was on my way to a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers in the Green Zone. We went from Camp Victory, close to Baghdad Airport, down route Irish . We were protected by South African Mercenaries, similar to Black Water. The last armored vehicle, a modified Ford Explorer, housed a heavy machine …

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:27am
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Suicide Ain't Painless

    Note: This is long and excruciatingly tedious. Please consider skipping it if you are pressed for time.  I gave a link to a rock song about the songwriter's troubled brother, named James, who took his own life. The writer lists Bruce Springsteen among his influences, and anyone …

Jun 3, 2018 - 10:10pm
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Today -- A More Gentle Planet

The world turns and glides more gentle today.    Most events on this planet, in a single day, do not have any noticeable effect -- singularly.  Perhaps one 24 hour period in a hundred years would set the trajectory of this globe on a new path which is more kind -- with a bit more…

Jun 12, 2018 - 2:06am
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The Kids Are All Right

I haven't been writing articles lately because I took a job assisgnment that might turn into something permanent, well paid and a great job-financial software consulting.  At this particular company the average age is no more than 25 or 26.  This company likes to hire right out of college,…

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:30pm
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THE SOLUTIONS AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT RESULTING FROM…

Fernando Alcoforado *   Martin Ford, a futurist and author dedicated to the study of artificial intelligence, robotics and the impact on employment, said that researchers at Oxford University published in 2013 a detailed study of the impact of computing on employment in the United States, consi…

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:25pm
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Separating children from Illegals who get arrested…

If you're family is starving and you get arrested for shoplifting and you have your kids with you, they will be taken away from you before you get taken to into custody.  If you get busted driving under the influence your kids will be taken from you before you are taken into custody.  If y…

Jun 17, 2018 - 11:48pm
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Excogitating About Empty Educations

From the New York Times, May 26, 2018: “Last year the University of Wisconsin at Superior that it was suspending nine majors, including sociology and political science, and warned that there might be additional cuts. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point recently dropping 13 majors,…

May 29, 2018 - 12:57pm
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God Speed, Dr. Charles Krauthammer

September of last year (2017) I wrote an article concerning the men and women I consider my heroes ( ).  Of the list of fifteen, only two live today.  Soon it will be one.   Today (6/8/2018), Charles Krauthammer announced that he only has weeks to live.     June 8, 2018 &#…

Jun 8, 2018 - 3:05pm
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In protest against the establishment power

One might think that the party and power behind Wasserman Schultz is completely tone deaf, sending DWS out to recapture the " " of Haitian immigrants. That is a mistaken notion.   The pitiable Haitians are not unaware of DWS' role in Hillary's crooked campaign, or the $Billions stolen from thei…

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:22pm
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Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

As all fourteen of my regular readers know, I'm easily entertained. Butterflies, flowers, dumb eighties sitcoms, there's a good chance I'll sit through them all as long as they're not Kardashian-type "reality" TV shows.   So yes, I was entertained by Solo: A Star Wars Story, and would definitel…

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:56am
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Islamophobia

Xenophobia - a fear of people from other countries - is a natural part of human nature right across the world. Often it tips over into racism - prejudice, discrimination and dislike of other races based on the principle that 'our' race is superior - which is even worse.   While both of these at…

Jun 5, 2018 - 1:25pm
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A Preference for Perfect Postulants

I recently read on a website an article about a hiring manager who discarded the application of any applicant who had less than a 3.0 grade point average (GPA). This manager was quite proud of this fact. So let’s take a look at some of the critical qualifications of hiring and compare some of …

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:27am
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Uranium, Cows, Sex And Corruption

Every day when I switch on the computer, I almost expect to see yet another high level person exposed as a pervert. The #Metoo movement seemed to come out of nowhere to dominate the news pushing other topics out of people’s minds.   Is this a victim-created mass outing, or is the tantaliz…

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:22pm
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