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May 19, 2017 - 7:23pm
So what’s wrong withsocialism?

Socialism is a range of and characterised by and of the ;   It is a system that is opposed to the rampant greed of capitalism. This mantra of profit before all else, greed and to hell with everything, is what is creating inequality, environmental destruction, overpopulation and fuelling war. There’s a better way.   I like democracy and having a say in what is going on.   Socialism is based on the idea of equality.   It is associated with environmentalism, feminism and liberalism.   They are all things I am in agreement with.   I’ve been listening with interest to the arguments put forward at the Labour Conference and good ones they are too.   An end to austerity and the vicious attacks on the poor, disabled and public servants.   I want an educational system for everyone ̵…

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WESTERN WORLD - WHAT'S THAT AND WHERE ?

    A recent discussion with one of our dear writers brought "Western World" on the table. The tone was that we have to defend our Western values against .... (as the media tries to tell us) Russia or China or Islam or whatever.   OK.   So let's defend. I go to Moscow, and what …

May 20, 2017 - 12:55pm
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  • - May 22, 2017 - 3:33am
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The Deep State Strikes Back

The "Deep State" is a newly minted term to describe the resistance of unelected bureaucrats to the promise by President Trump to "drain the swamp".  As daily headlines scream to us about the latest horrible thing President Trump is alleged to have done, we should not be drawn into "he sai…

May 16, 2017 - 6:25pm
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What Does Series of Scandals Mean?

   So what is a series of scandals?  Rumors of misbehavior or actual damage to the US by behavior?  Did Trump leak anything to Russia, via Sergey Lavrov and is he a spy? Come on people..follow the  the money.  Ive even read that Ivanka was hanging out with Putin's Girlf…

May 17, 2017 - 12:12pm
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the Four Million Dead at Auschwitz

I'm new here and I've spent some time this morning, reading articles and leaving some comments.   One thing I ran across is the Holocaust denier meme "the Four Million Dead at Auschwitz."  I've always been curious about this meme, it ignores certain historical facts. 1) The original plaque…

May 16, 2017 - 2:29pm
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The problem with gaymarriage

This article was originally posted on    To me, the problem with gay marriage is that there is no problem. I don’t understand how the decision of two consenting adults to join lives in matrimony effects anyone other than the two of them. For me personally it doesn’t matt…

May 14, 2017 - 5:25pm
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Poverty is aChoice

A recent study found that Americans collectively owe over one trillion dollars in car debt. Couple this with the one trillion dollars in student loan debt, and it is little wonder that most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Many of us cannot possibly get ahead financially because we have b…

May 21, 2017 - 3:33am
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“A Government ofDeath”

Globalisation. “A rising tide lifts all boats.” It was always a lie — a propagandistic slogan only — from the outset, for even its proponents described it in terms of “creative destruction”. There would be “winners” and “losers”. But in pu…

May 16, 2017 - 1:09am
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  • - May 21, 2017 - 8:55pm
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Unions – Angels or Devils?

I've always had mixed feelings toward labor unions. On one hand, they've done a lot to improve the pay and working conditions of us blue collar types, but on the other hand, they can be like a pimp shaking down a ho. As if Uncle Sam isn’t a big enough pimp. They also have their own unique form…

May 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
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Discrimination In the Workplace

  According to The Wall Street Journal and verified in other business periodicals, including Reuters, there is a lawsuit brought against PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) for hiring a “stunningly low” number of employees over the age of forty. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP acquires virt…

May 19, 2017 - 2:01pm
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LIGHT OF THE WORLD – A STUDY ONVULNERABILITY

This post is part of a series in which I explore the concept of vulnerability and its place in God’s design. , I began to explore the link between darkness, light and vulnerability. I finished the post with a question:   What is this “light”? Can it be defined or descri…

May 15, 2017 - 8:10pm
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  • - May 19, 2017 - 9:32pm
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Make Liberalism Great Again: a 6 Step Plan

This is going to be tough, but now that Donald Trump is president, there is no time to waste. Following the publication of my previous article Donald Trump’s Victory is a Failure of Liberalism, I have been asking for and receiving responses. One of the most common problems I found with the re…

May 21, 2017 - 3:22am
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Revenge of the Water Heater

 The thing about a water heater is that it's supposed to heat water--hence the name--and then hold aforementioned heated water until you let it out. If the water gets out before you want it to, that's a problem. It's also a problem if the heated water isn't heated, but never mind.   So whe…

May 19, 2017 - 5:12am
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RIP CHRIS. YOU WILL BE MISSED.

I got the news today, oh boy (copyright "A day in the life" by the Beatles). Chris Cornell is dead. The best-known singer of Soundgarden and other bands, who had that distinctive voice. I remember when I heard "You know my name" the first time. Ok, it was not HEAVY or METAL, not even Grunge, but th…

May 18, 2017 - 2:07pm
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A Thanks to the Jews

Over the past several years I've suffered from unemployment and underemployment.  I have finally started full time employment.  I have come to realize that there are many people in this country in deep trouble, impaled by a failing economy.  I've made my views well known here on WB. T…

May 20, 2017 - 1:51pm
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The End of Mr. Trump

So Mr. Trump is going on his maiden visit to Europe and the Middle East. I wonder what could happen? Not that this is going to happen or anything you know. Just maybe, unless, they know, we know, then they won't. Just putting this out there.   Mr. Trump gets assassinated on Middle Eastern sand …

May 19, 2017 - 12:19pm
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WRITING.....AND PERCEIVING

I wish that I could write The way I often feel I try it though despite My fingers are like steel   To bend them you need fire An ultimate desire To tell the world: now hey ! Just act and do, don’t pray   And when I think it’s good That I am understood A word does mess it all A…

May 16, 2017 - 2:14pm
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Unsupported Ideas and Questions

Someone said that my articles, whether you agreed with them or not, were well supported.   In this case, I am just going to note some half-baked thoughts or questions that have been in the back of my mind to prompt (I hope!) debate.    IT and Science There should be a way to incorpora…

May 10, 2017 - 11:26am
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Evidence Against Trump

Trump is on the verge of being impeached (or resigning). There are so many scandals, it shows he's unfit to be president. This is the narrative from the collective media.   What is the evidence candidate Trump colluded with Russia during the campaign / election? To my knowledge there is no…

May 20, 2017 - 6:22am
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The Internet. Is it safe? Is it broken?

I read today a very interesting article on Ev Williams (founder of Twitter and Medium) and his take on the writing and writers on the Internet. I've read it a couple of times and am still digesting it. But I'd like to share it as many of his ideas are exactly what we're doing here on WB. ( https://w…

May 20, 2017 - 5:26pm
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Real “Choice” – InEducation

On April 26thThe Signal published a column by Christy Smith with the title “State must reaffirm local education control” ( ).   One thing Smith wrote really jumped out at me: “… representatives in Sacramento must reaffirm their control over our schools and prevent out-o…

May 18, 2017 - 2:50pm
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LIKE TO KEEP ALIVE OUR BLACK BIG MAMMA'S

  Felix, what we have acknowledged as your grandmother's gift[s], is not isolated. In the Black communities of America, from slavery up until the modern day, colored persons, such as your grandmother described, were common in their everyday living. They were the Big Mamma's who would not only …

May 20, 2017 - 11:57am
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The Illiberal Alliance with the RegressiveLeft

In “ ” I lamented the problem of so-called progressives being “offended all the time”, “coming to pre-ordained conclusions”, and conflating their ego-centric political-correctness with their imagined right to restrict open discussion and freedom of thought …

May 22, 2017 - 1:34pm
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