Finally! A Win!
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May 27, 2017 - 6:04pm
Finally! A Win!

Ordinarily, I would just reblog the following post, but it’s so relevant, so timely, so “right-on,” that I decided to copy it word-for-word to ensure every visitor to my blog reads the whole kit and kaboodle.   If you want to comment on the direct post, you can . “How am I doing? Am I doing OK? I’m president. Hey, I’m president.” – Donald Trump in the Rose Garden after the health care vote   Finally, Donald Trump got a win! That’s right Mr. and Mrs. Deplorable your President finally fulfilled a campaign promise in Congress yesterday, he repealed and replaced (cue the sinister music) OBAMACARE! Then he took his new friends, the Republican congress men and women that represent you Mr. and Mrs. Deplorable to the Rose Garden so they could all high-five, sing Kum…

 
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Crony Capitalism Part Two

In an interesting and informative article, fellow WB writer Ari Silverstein wrote an article on “Crony Capitalism.” The debate was informed and vigorous, not including, of course, the usual trolls who cannot accept any facts that didn’t come from some recent internet genius who has…

May 27, 2017 - 5:01pm
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Memorial Day 2017

As we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with friends and family, please don’t forget that this Holiday is to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to provide YOU Freedom and Liberty.  Not all gave their life, many suffered severe trauma, loss of limbs and have difficulty re-ada…

May 27, 2017 - 11:09am
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CNN is a Bully

CNN is a BULLY because it uses bullying tactics the most of any other TV news organization in the USA.   CNN is a narcissistic network empire because it has anchor news hosts that seem to know it all amongst themselves but have somehow been about to twist the information in ways to make themsel…

May 27, 2017 - 7:30am
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Guaranteed Minimum What?

Guaranteed Minimum What?     I was on the road a while back and needed to stop to use the facilities. A chain restaurant on the side of the highway seemed like a reasonable spot. As I headed to the men’s room I noticed iPads on all the tables. These are the new electronic m…

May 27, 2017 - 4:10am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:24pm
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THE FAILURE OF NEOLIBERAL GLOBALIZATION

David Harvey, a British geographer and professor at the City University of New York, says that; 1) neoliberalism is, in principle, the economic policy that supports the thesis that human welfare can advance more with the liberalization of individual entrepreneurship and the existence of an instituti…

May 26, 2017 - 7:48pm
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 10:43pm
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4th Circuit Serves Trump A Sour Lemon.

in a resounding 10–3 decision. This smackdown was harsh. The court came swinging right out of the first paragraph declaring: "The question for this Court, distilled to its essential form, is whether the Constitution . . . remains “a law for rulers and people, equally in …

May 26, 2017 - 6:23pm
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Great read about the UnitedStates

Let’s get rid of a few bits of dreck, for the sake of mental hygiene:   1) Women don’t answer to you, or to the government for having sex, and being forced to have a child is not a fit punishment for what you perceive as promiscuity. Leave other people’s genitals alone.  …

May 26, 2017 - 3:58pm
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The Limiting World ofStereotypes

has a up on the unpleasant habit many of us fall in to of denigrating our fellow Americans.  There’s a lot of good stuff there, but I particularly liked this:   “Why do we want to say such negative things about our own countrymen (Admittedly, I have done it. So I think I k…

May 26, 2017 - 3:50pm
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Paying for health care

Social media is obsessed with politicians (Republicans of course) taking away your "health care." Much of the rhetoric is associated with "old white men" and women's health care, but, of course, it applies to anyone needing health care. Some of the concern is changing the required essential health b…

May 26, 2017 - 2:33pm
 
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Media? We Don't Need No Lying Media! (Or Do We?)

  And now the coarsening of the political discourse continues. To think that a candidate for Congress, on the eve of his election, would be so easily provoked by a reporter's request for a response about the CBO scoring of the AHCA that he would physically assault and tackle that reporter. Tha…

May 26, 2017 - 12:52pm
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Vote for a society that aims towards utopia

This isn’t some wishy-washy bullshit I’m going to put you through here. Utopia is unreachable. Duh. But hear me out.   I’m a centrist. I tried really hard not to put too much weight on one side. Really. I did. But here’s how I see it. Disagree with me, please.  …

May 26, 2017 - 12:12pm
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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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The wind is at our backs now, with red states lead…

While our President is not a fan of wind energy (having unsuccessfully sued the Scottish government to stop an offshore development) and has made some climate change is a hoax comments, rather quietly, renewable energy continues to move up the charts. Solar energy is going like gangbusters with doub…

May 26, 2017 - 10:14am
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Problems With the Polls

Like lots of other people, I finally took notice of the various Polls during the past election and began to question their validity and legitimacy.  The Democratic Party was more shocked and stunned by the staggering discrepancy between "forecast and reality" than any other group.  The Tru…

May 26, 2017 - 9:46am
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Was Europe the Birthplace of Mankind?

by Billy Roper   I’ve often countered the ‘Out of Africa’ theory with the observation that if it were true, it means that the most virile, adventurous, and energetic early humans immigrated Out of Africa to new habitats where their evolutionary development was accelerated thro…

May 26, 2017 - 8:36am
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Differences Between Crony Capitalism and Capitalis…

I believe Crony capitalism is the most misunderstood term of all time.  The reason it’s misunderstood is because people don’t understand the difference between capitalism and crony capitalism.  Defined, capitalism is an economic and political system in which a country's trade a…

May 26, 2017 - 8:04am
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Econ Mystery: Solved

In an interesting opinion piece in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal by William Galston, he asks “Why did wages flatline?”, and cites Bureau of Labor Statistics that since 2010 hourly wages, corrected for inflation, have risen at only 0.5% per year.  Unfortunately, he does not …

May 26, 2017 - 5:09am
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If You Still Have A Mind, This Will BLOW IT OPEN!

Crazy Mushroom Messiah as 838 by 1111           Jesus of The Mushrooms Story of Creation, Canterbury Psalter, 1147 CE Of course I realized perfectly well that what I had just experienced was what many would consider a moment of insanity or…

May 26, 2017 - 2:07am
 
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Frantz

To have gone though life without ever seeing this film would be too silly for words. It doesn’t matter if you are a lofty-left socialist eyes heavenly cast, a right-wing progressive dodging tax fanatic, or a rabid capitalist in terminal decline, Frantz is a must see film. I would put it on …

May 25, 2017 - 9:54pm
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Losing It

It.   It's what we all strive for. It's an intangible something that allows us to believe in ourselves, our quest, our destiny no matter how ugly things become. It is what gets us up in the morning. It is what motivates us to smile at that beautiful person we see on the street, hoping that we'l…

May 25, 2017 - 6:19pm
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Cool Cat Came To Hear Some Scat - by Julius Fann,…

NAME: Cab Calloway OCCUPATION: , BIRTH DATE: , DEATH DATE: , PLACE OF BIRTH: Rochester, Cool Cat  Came To Hear Some Scat     by Julius (jufa) Fann                           &#…

May 25, 2017 - 5:53pm
 
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SALTWATER SURPRISE

SALTWATER SURPRISE   The ocean carries many secrets but none so sacred as what lies beneath the surface off the west coast of South America. Swimming underneath the surface one can tell how the currents pull you from the northwest to the southeast inland. Swirls of power either fighting agains…

May 25, 2017 - 1:08pm
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