Moral Panic of 2017
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Oct 17, 2017 - 11:26am
Moral Panic of 2017

People are overlooking the obvious reasons for the chaos in America.   America, the early adopters in social media and alternate news sources, is on the forefront of social reform.  Just as the printing press caused an upheaval and revolutions in many societies, the internet is causing the same throughout the world.  First felt in America.   The revolution is that people are turning away from corporate media which for 100 years had been feeding and filtering information to the public.  The same filtering mechanisms had been overturned by the printing press when religious organizations then, 1000 years old, had been undermined by simple thoughts reproduced by a mechanical device.   The same chaos can be observed by simply poking an ant-hill.  Although there is no real threat, the ants scurry about ma…

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The Decline and Fall of Which Empire?

  Empires die, if they are lucky, with a whimper, not a bang. On October 14, 2017, Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska let out a huge whimper. On that night, the team representing the University of Nebraska laid down and allowed Ohio State to eviscerate the Husker's defense. Meanwhile, the Oh…

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:55pm
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Climate Future?

Climate Change has troubled me for years now. I remember back in the late 1970's a huge hole in the ozone layer appeared due to the use of CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbons) used in everything from air conditioners to propellant in aerosol cans.   As the years rolled on, I remember quite a few warning…

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:29pm
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Russian Involvement In Corrupt Deals With Obama an…

The US election took place almost a year ago but Democratic Party Politicians, Hollywood luvvies (when they're not busy accusing Harvey Weinstein of assaulting everybody in the world,) and the sycophants of mainstream media continue to obsess over a paltry $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly b…

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:21pm
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 10:24pm
  • - by John G

  NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS … NFL     Editor note: Because “Tubularsock, ‘. . . first hand coverage, second hand news”’ has a distant relationship with the Secretary of The Deplorables, we wish to state here in order to be completely transparent to our rea…

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:37pm
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Interesting things that got me to thinking ....

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.”     Helen Keller   “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your lif…

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:02am
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The New Political Party

“Sure come on down to visit us!” an old high buddy yelled back in to the phone. I hadn’t heard from Bill for 12 years. When I learned that he had moved to small town north of our city, I just had to give him a call. We found a weekend free, and I made the trip. There I found Bill w…

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:34am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 10:12pm
  • - by John G

This time she's Ophelia, a Category 3 who's sideswiping the Azores. This is probably the first time since the Eemian period that a Cat-3 hit the Azores. Category 3 Hurricane Ophelia. Let's see: there's Harvey (Cat 4), Irma (Cat 5), Jose (Cat 4), Maria (Cat 5), Lee (Cat 3), and Ophelia …

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:05pm
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  No matter what side of the political spectrum you haunt, you've got to admire how Trump is destroying his enemies.   First he wiped out 16 leading Republicans, all more skilled politically than he. Yes the MSM helped by keeping him on media 24/7 to the tune of $2 bn. dollars of free pub…

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:18pm
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We have been Putin's trolls

A Russian daily Medusa (in its English version) published a  on the Russian "troll farms" activities in United States.    "The Internet Research Agency, Russia’s infamous “troll farm,” reportedly devoted up to a third of its entire staff to meddling in U.S. politics…

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:48am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 10:39pm
  • - by John G
The Smart Phones are Making us Dumber

Recent research reveals, none to my surprise, that our smartphones are making us stupid. To quote The Wall Street Journal: “As the brain grows dependent on the technology, the research suggests the intellect weakens.” When the phone beeps or chirps, it distracts us, whether we admit to i…

Oct 18, 2017 - 7:37pm
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  • - Oct 22, 2017 - 10:58pm
  • - by Bill H.
Illicit Financial Flows and Capital Flight in Afri…

Briefing Note to the UN Economic Commission for Africa on Illicit Financial Flows and Capital Flight in Africa Between 2002 and 2006, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) provided the conservative estimate that Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from developing countries were between $859 billion to $1.06 t…

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:27pm
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 7:05pm
  • - by John G
Polish Resistance to

The European Union is pressuring Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republican to allow the resettlement Muslim refugees in their countries. Poland has refused, saying, “We learn from others mistakes.”  Western European leaders seem to have little sympathy for their Eastern brethren.…

Oct 21, 2017 - 1:24pm
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The Worst Job I Ever Did.

  I have been cleaning off a lot of big tiles. We are redoing our bathroom. It involved stripping big tiles off one wall to put in place around our new bath. The plumber said I'd never manage to get them off without breaking them. But I did. It wasn't easy though. I had to grind out a…

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:12pm
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No more borders? Imagine that...

Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too   I guess I don't have to comment or interpret these words, everyone and his cat know where it comes from. Let's all pray for the New World Order where nations, prejudices, religions etc. are elimin…

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:00am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 11:01pm
  • - by jon vonn
The Virtue of Atheists and Non-Believers

By The Prophet of Life   I am a person of faith but I have friends who are of many different faiths. I have friends who are Agnostic. I have friends who are non-believers and friends who are atheists. There are many faiths which discourage having friends who are not of the same faith. There are…

Oct 15, 2017 - 10:28pm
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Human actions should be based on scientific fact,…

How far do you agree with this statement?   The relentless rise of science over the centuries, from the days of the great ancient Greek philosopher-scientists such as Democritus and Aristotle to the present day’s biological experiments with implanting human glial cells into the brai…

Oct 20, 2017 - 3:51pm
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 10:38pm
  • - by Nasty
Writing To Stress Writing For Stress

Now, I want to start by saying I am NOT having heart problems.   Originally I was going to start with, "So I went to the doctor to have my heart checked ..." Which would have been foolish, because people actually care about my health. The dog cares. My wife cares. The fire department would have…

Oct 21, 2017 - 3:54am
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Touchy Subject But Be Honest...

I was thinking about this the other day since we talk about everything else, politics, music, where we are from, family, and opinions on a variety of topics.   So I was thinking as adults for most of us, we are not the people we were growing up for one reason or another. Experimentation, peer p…

Oct 17, 2017 - 1:44pm
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DNA and Original Sin

About something he wrote, St Paul once said: “I have no command from the LORD, but I give a judgement.” So, I am taking that caveat for this article as I wade out over my head.   In a discussion of what Christians believe, someone on WB wrote a list but ended with one thing he could…

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:19pm
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Sermon on the Mound, Eve of 2007

CHURCH OF THE HOLIER THAN THOU, INCORPORATED A for-profit religion where nothing is sacred, and human sacrifice is obligatory   SERMON ON THE MOUND Eve of 2007   The following sermon was delivered over a New Year’s Eve bonfire for 2007     Dear Worried Souls:  …

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:42am
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  I mean, I'm not a do-gooder, and I really don't give a shit about "political orientation" anymore, and I'm also not an esoteric, or a Jesus-God freak who cites from stuff he has read or heard. I'm kind of real-time. I just had a discussion on another forum about vegetarians and animal lovers…

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:19am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 11:25pm
  • - by Nasty
The neo-Luddites and their apples

Just to dispose of some inattentive readers' attacks:   is defined quite well. The above diagram includes a lot of known pseudo-sciences, superstitions, conspiracy theories etc. It mentions one of the most dangerous: the anti-vaxxers, the people who one of these days could be the undoing …

Oct 15, 2017 - 4:49am
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