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Jan 14, 2019 - 1:24pm
Tolerance?

This was recently shared by Carlton Milhouse, botanist extraordinaire, providing a brief and thought provoking piece on the subject of tolerance:     I first met Ford a little over ten years ago when my botanical enterprises were still in their infancy. In those years I regularly made the long runs from northern New Mexico, through Colorado and on, all the way to Montana and back again. We first became acquainted through an associate of mine, Javier, under less than conventional circumstances. Not at any time since can I say that any subsequent encounters with the man have even approached conventional. He no longer travels as extensively as he once did. I did have occasion to meet with him fairly recently, however, at an “undisclosed” location.    I met him at the agreed upon hour at a park and ride lot, ri…

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Religion - Source of All Evil

ALL RELIGIONS ARE WRONG. ALL OF THEM. ABOUT EVERYTHING. Don't trust them. Don't believe in them. Most important, don't give them your money. If it wasn't for these various religions, the world would be a much, much, much better place to live. The vast majority of bloodshed, conflict, and general mis…

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:03pm
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The Money Masters

Writer Beat contributor Face Palm and I have been having some interesting discussions, agreeing on a few things and disagreeing on a lot more. Part of the fun when civil discussion ensues is learning new things from other people whose perspectives differ from mine. Anyways, Face Palm convinced me to…

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:11pm
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The Value of Religion. The Significance of God

One of the best ways to understand the role religion has played in the evolution of civilization is by removing what came out of it. So let's start. The easiest items would be the monuments since they are the most visible. Starting with the earliest civilizations (and in no particular order) th…

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:53pm
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I am British!

I am British!   I am British   I am British. I am part of that mongrel nation whose DNA is built from Angle, Saxon, Viking, Norman, Moor, Celt, Roman, Asian. African and so many more. We are full of hybrid vigour.   I have to laugh when I hear of animosity towards the French and …

Jan 14, 2019 - 5:51am
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Thanks and goodbye all

I have tried to impart education and knowledge here, even to those (and especially to those) that disagree with my position.  I have tried to put together a view that could be discussed rationally by those here.   I have since had a discussion with Autumn. There was a user that I extremely…

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:03am
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“Mass shooting” are not as frequent as…

The reality is “mass shooting” are not as frequent as the media plays them to be. Their agenda is to see guns removed from society as if by doing so those will end.   Interestingly, you never hear about violence control, only gun control!   Who can be so stupid as to think that…

Jan 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
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LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION, EVERYWHERE

I don't want to spoon or cuddle. I don't want to tell you what I'm thinking, and I couldn't care less about what's going through your mind. I don't want to break my back helping one of your stupid girlfriends move, especially the cunt who's always reminding you that "you could have done much better.…

Jan 14, 2019 - 3:57pm
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Inalienable Rights, Right?

About a month ago, I was having an interesting discussion with two WB contributors about “inalienable rights”. If I were put their definition into this term, it seems to mean natural claims that individuals have over their societies. These rights are inalienable because they transcend al…

Jan 16, 2019 - 4:41pm
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Walls are but one part of the solution

No, walls are not the end all be all. They are but one part of the solution, Walls can free up enforcement personnel to concentrate on weak areas. Walls can make it easier to install electronic surveillance and sniffers out of reach of those who would disable them.   Immigration reform also nee…

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:08am
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BEER OR WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK ?

Picture: Chopfab beer from Winterthur, Switzerland, where I live. Excellent beer, strong but with a fruity taste. Chopfab means "Head off" LOL   I thought of choosing a lighter subject for a change, and since I'm drinking above beer right now, I write about that, and ask you about your favorit…

Jan 17, 2019 - 11:48am
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Tories and Trump and the funnelling of wealth.

There is an underlying principle found in both Trump and the Tories - how to channel more wealth to the powerful and wealthy and get away with it.   They do this under the guise of tax cuts that greatly favour the wealthy as well as pay freezes for workers.    Now, these tax cuts, eve…

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:59am
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THE SHIT IS THE SHINOLA

  THE SHIT IS THE SHINOLA   Are you happy yet?   Tubularsock has run through all the major YouTube comedy shows to attempt to find at least ONE laugh that would relieve Tubularsock’s total and complete outrage and disgust about how far down we have come as a nation. WE ARE FUCK…

Jan 15, 2019 - 12:58am
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

It must have been Veterans Day one year during the last decade, when Charene, our Human Resources Manager, walked into my office and said “Thank you for your service, Ed.” At first I was shocked, literally. It has been over 45 years since my service days and no one had ever said those wo…

Jan 12, 2019 - 6:45pm
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Give Trump His Damn Wall

This entire government shutdown over a wall that is projected to cost somewhere around $25 billion is a joke.  I say give Trump his $25 billion so that he can go build his precious wall.  I have no idea whether the wall would work and no one should really care.   Considering the US ha…

Jan 15, 2019 - 1:21pm
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Democrats Against America

Democrats now freely display the sort of anti-Catholic bigotry that JFK was thought to have vanquished in the 1960 presidential campaign. As they have done with so much of their history, the Democrats have deposited JFK and the 1960 campaign down the memory hole. I wrote about the anti-Catholic bigo…

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:57pm
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We need to tax the rich more

The only hope "average Americans" have is to stop caving to the economic extortion of the GOP supply side zealots. The implied threat of supply side terrorism is that if we tax the wealthy the way we used to when wealth was more evenly distributed, the people who drive the economy will pick up their…

Jan 8, 2019 - 3:50pm
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Could it happen?

i just read a rather interesting article, speculating about the ways and means Trump might TRULY drain the swamp.   If anyone's been following James O'Keefe and his various hidden cam vids, one knows that at least 3 State dept./DoJ employees were caught on tape confessing to how they've been de…

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:56am
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The Apprenticeship

I am almost feeling sorry for the man. Imagine that you have been trapped all of your life in a search for approval, yet never have been satisfied. First you tried to gain the approval of your father, and even though you were showered with wealth, you continually had to return to your real sugar da…

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:39pm
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Homestead Security and Homeless Vets

Given some of the recent discussions here at the Writer Beat, it seemed like a good idea to post this item.    There is never any such creation as “the perfect defense” for a house, a business or any other structure, and certainly not for an entire isolated homestead completely…

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:23pm
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Racism is back on our streets and football terrace…

Yes the ugliness of racism is rearing its head again throughout Europe and in the States. Bananas are being thrown. The yobs are chanting. I thought we'd grown out of all that. But fascists are marching on our streets again making their Heil Hitler salutes. Islamophobia is mainstream and sanctione…

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:19am
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POEM OF A

Left or right what is your direction do you still fight for other's conviction   all is a fake what you've being told but what is at stake is when you get old   you look in the mirror you know times have changed but you couldn't get them really arranged   because you're still living …

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:24pm
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Nice Winters, and Other Strange Concepts

We had such a nice, warm winter going on there.   (Well ... "nice winter", is relative. But in northern Indiana, if the temperature stays above freezing for any amount of time between late December and the end of January, that's a nice winter.)   I wanted it to continue. I contacted my sta…

Jan 16, 2019 - 4:10am
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