On Societies
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Dec 17, 2017 - 4:19am
On Societies

Recently, I identified and discussed six levels of community, of which human beings can be part. Today, I’ll look in more detail at the fifth of these levels, the society. And at its relationship to the level above it, Civilization or the convivial order.   To re-cap: A society is a group of people who choose to work together for a common aim. Each society has its own goals and purposes, and may in some sense be said to have a “will.” People can form societies, or join existing societies. The members of a society are held together by binding forces, such as shared aims and objectives and a shared sense of identity.   There are many kinds and purposes of societies. People may meet to share a common activity, such as making music, playing a sport, or performing rites of worship for some deity. Or they may wish to…

 
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Commies destroy the soul

"...communists free reign to build a huge number of hideous prefab apartment blocks in town and country, both as monuments to the dogma of equality and because (perhaps mainly because) they were cheap." - I think it's about psychology more than anything else.   There's something about Beauty li…

Dec 17, 2017 - 12:59am
 
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Tax Cuts

Clarity on the winners and losers of the Republican tax cuts is important for taxpayers, because it signals what legislators aim to accomplish and the effects of the tax cuts on them. Tax cuts reduce government revenue and if government spending is not reduced by the same amount of the tax cuts, the…

Dec 16, 2017 - 6:12pm
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Medieval Castles and The Standing Stone

Medieval Castles and The Standing Stone by Tom C. Purcell   Kilkenny Castle   The more one studies the history of western civilization, the more he understands the importance and prevalence of the Normans.  The Normans conquered England in 1066, but they were just getting started.…

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:04pm
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Where did Mc Puffin go?

I know I wrote it one here, my interview with D Trump at Micky D's where he was kind enough to share his honest opinions of the lesser sex. It progressed like this, women as real estate, women as cars, women as fish. This was over egg Mc Muffins, which D Trump somehow got confused with egg Mc P…

Dec 16, 2017 - 12:49pm
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Elf Sessions

Lets see here the silly elf sessions said: “Over the past year the FBI was unable to get open access to over 7,500 electronic devices even though there were court orders to do so,” said Sessions during his presser at the Southern District US Attorney’s&#…

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:33am
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Nationalized Nepotism

There are always memorable people in our lives, some good memories, some bad, or some people just make an impression on you. That would be several of the people with whom I went to college. One of them dressed to the nines every day in college, or at least in all of the classes that I had with the p…

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:31pm
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Why Bother With Those Pesky People?

I have seen the future, and in it I have totally freed myself from the need of having to interact with anyone at more than a superficial level. I need not familiarize myself with the grocery clerks at the local supermarket, because I have a service that takes my on-line order, and delivers it into…

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:56pm
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Is a guy who grabs a girls butt a creep or a crimi…

Lately there have been a flood of men who got more than a little touchy in the distant past, and have lost their jobs as a result.  At the same time in California many employers can't even legally ask potential employees if they have criminal records on the pre-employment application, because "…

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:42pm
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Movie: Saving the Country From the Alien Beast

I would love to be able to write a movie script. The story line involves the sudden outbreak of psychotic paranoia over the nation. In the movie, people are having auditory hallucinations that tell them there is an alien beast taking over the White House.   The paranoia appears among the leader…

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:35pm
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Trump...a racist no matter what he does

Question? President Trump ignores the Civil Rights  ,he’s a racist ? He attends ,he is dishonoring the black race? Blacks are either equal or you are not.  You are 13% of the population. This nation elected a black president . You have no right to “special” treatme…

Dec 15, 2017 - 4:49pm
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The Past is Not Always Greener!

How is that when you lose someone you loved, whether it be through death or the break-up of a relationship, you always glorify the past? I suppose that’s a good thing when it comes to death – it’s the mind’s auto-mechanism of softening the pain. After all, when someone you lo…

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:56pm
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Automation saves American jobs

Because automation generally requires fewer workers with greater skills, locations with lower wages are less desirable.  Essentially automation reduces the pressure to shift production due to wage demands from organized labor.   The real lesson is that we're paying today for the …

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:51am
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Pandora's Box Takes Down Another Man

Nary a day goes by when a man is not fired, has not committed suicide, or confessed to touching the breast of the person suckling him when he was an infant. This all emerged because of the opening of Pandora’s Box in the events leading to the election of President Trump. What is in the de…

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:36am
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What I learned from Alabama Special Election

This is the second time that the best GOP candidate, a conservative, was not on the ballot. Instead Moore and Trump became the GOP candidates. The DNC put Trump on the ballot while the RNC put Moore on the ballot. GOP leadership I believe would have been comfortable with Trump or Moore loosing to th…

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:18am
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Russian Foreign policy is sane and realistic

Russia must be considered in light of her whole 1000 year history and development, not just the past 25 years or so. Russia is the continuation of the Roman Empire in It's Orthodox Christian form, the ''Third Rome'', the ''Katehon'' or ''Restrainer'' the Apostle spoke of that holds back the manifest…

Dec 15, 2017 - 5:34am
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The Bonfire

Bonfire! Bonfire! Burning bright Please render nil emotional blight Save us from trauma of profit and greed We'll accept less if it's all guaranteed And spare us from those who will not agree That our way is best, we're so much smarter than you Though we've not passed the test we still know what to …

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:31pm
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Why the Rich Should Pay More Taxes.

As  teachers I and my son spend our time developing skills, imparting knowledge, giving direction, encouragement and self-esteem to my students.   As a nurse my son saves lives regularly and makes people better.   There are millions of support staff in the social services, polic…

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:49pm
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AH. AH ? AH ! INTERNET...INTERWHAT ?

    Good pic. She wants it. Man, can she sue me now for being a sexist if I see her on the street and grab her  ? Did I put that pic on the net or did she ?   I mean I can jerk off on Facebook, show my plastic surgery or heart transplant online on a Mediblog, I ca…

Dec 14, 2017 - 5:16pm
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All I needed was a smartphone

It was huge leap for me to get the stupid phone I've had for the last six years. I didn't want it, but I decided to take a trip across country and decided it would be wise to have communication in case something happened.   Then I was given a smartphone, slightly damaged one, with a cracked scr…

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:48pm
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Teachers Being Instructed In “Diversity,&rdq…

The following are my thoughts regarding the article:   Some kids come to school already literate or learn in the normal way. It's important not to water down the rest of the curriculum for them, at least track into different sections.   For those kids who have problems with literacy, it'…

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:55pm
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Treason
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Treason

Merriam-Webster  as:   Keep this definition in mind as I make the case of treason.   Peter Stzrok is an American patriot.  He was the , since demoted.  He is a liberal progressive who supported O.  He loves his country and is willing to do anything to protect it…

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:46pm
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a functioning america?: dumb, dumber, dumbest

  a functioning america?: dumb, dumber, dumbest . . .   OH COME ON …… IS THIS REALLY TRUE?   When Tubularsock saw this, immediately doubt was the reaction.   Now, it is not that Tubularsock has any doubt what-so-ever that Donnie can’t tie his own shoes but Tubu…

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:06pm
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