Syria, the war and propaganda.
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Oct 23, 2017 - 10:50am
Syria, the war and propaganda.

  Well news comes at you from all sides - all reeking with bias. I doubt that even the people in the midst of it know what is going on or who is behind what. Syria as a country a. Has it been stirring up terrorism or sectarianism in the region? b. Has it been benign? Assad a. Is Assad a tyrannical despot who needs replacing? b. Is Assad trying to hold the country together against insurgents, terrorists and the West? The Syrian Regime a. Is it repressing its own people? b. Is it representing a section of its people and repressing another? c. Does it reflect a sectarian divide? d. Does it repress democracy? e. Or is it fighting to hold the country together against all the odds? Chemical weapons or Barrel Bombs a. Has it been using chemical weapons and barrel bombs against its own people? b. Is this a fabricated story to manipulate us a…

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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 6:20pm
  • - by John G
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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 - 6:11pm
  • - by John G
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How Taxes and Real Wage Inflexibility Interact to…

This is an excerpt.  For the full article click this .   Milton Friedman (1953) claimed in his “The Case for Variable Exchange Rates” that the increase in nominal wage inflexibility in the 20th century made the gold standard or any regime Electronic copy available at: http://s…

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:18pm
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Top ten things I do not want to hear right now

1. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people – No, people with guns kill people. It’s not like guns are only dangerous in the hands of evil people who want to cause harm either.  Just look at all the kids that are accidentally killed by guns that have not been properly s…

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:51pm
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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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He knew what he signed up for

Today, I’ll go to bat for Donald Trump. But only just a little. Over the past year, I haven’t found any common ground with the president, but in this one instance I’m on his side. Today’s headline: “He knew what he signed up for.” This is the callous rem…

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
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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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The gender gap in self-employment outcomes

This is an excerpt of .   Expected self-employment outcomes have a signifi- cant impact on the decision to become self-employed. Both men and women are more likely to choose selfemployment as their relative expected earnings increase (Lombard 2001). Men are more sensitive to changes in this e…

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:13pm
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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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Why So Scared?

 Popular Mechanics published an article titled “What’s So Scary about the Future Anyway?” Why are people so afraid of the future, especially the young? Let’s look at a few reasons.   Clit-Lit   Clit-lit, short for climate literature, is the mostly young adult f…

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:59pm
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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 causin…

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:26am
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Youth Culture – A label that no longer makes…

  Youth rebels against authority. We have always known that. Way back in history it was the young apprentices, renowned for their drunkenness, sexual exploits and brawling, who did not conform to the standards of the day.   In the ‘modern’ era we had the advent of ‘Youth …

Oct 16, 2017 - 11:21am
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  • - Oct 23, 2017 - 5:40pm
  • - by John G
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From Ted Kennedy to Harvey Weinstein, or, How the…

Let us cut to the chase. Edward “Teddy” Kennedy was one miserable, contemptible excuse for a human being. But dead he has been for eight years, so why bother now sifting through the sordid details, the mountainous offal strewn in the wake of his long and epically degenerate lif…

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:38pm
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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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ARE YOU SURE YOU HAVE PROBLEMS ?

  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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The Pendulum Swings

The Trump Administration has cancelled hundreds of regulations which cost companies and people money according to the Budget Director. Fortunately in Houston companies and areas in Texas there was no or very limited costs. Unfortunately for people of Texas the costs in money and heartbreak are astro…

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:57am
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TRUMPINATOR
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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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Spending Time With FEMA recovery

in We all know how FEMA botched the Katrina recovery in New Orleans more than 12 years ago.  Since then its not that FEMA has gotten much better but they have simply outsourced the recovery and rebuilding effort.  FEMA for all practical purposes doesn't know the difference between a hurric…

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:41pm
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THE DARK CALIPHATE

     Islam has been hijacked by terrorism , sectarian violence , ignorance and wild theology that cares nothing about the advancement of humanity ; those who propagate terrorism extol themselves above the rest of the Moslems as the most "holy" warriors of the God while they feed on m…

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:06pm
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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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Why Some Become Pirates

Pirates worked in the wealth accumulation business over many years in different geographic locations; most pirates conducted business at sea. Pirates perfected the art of plundering both covertly and overtly from numerous sources. Pirates often employed direct force-of-arms to obtain items of worth …

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:16pm
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Obama Care is Taking On Swamp Water

Trump has just put a hole into Obama's signature legislation, The Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obama Care. It is ironic that the home of the Obama library in Jackson Park is in sight of U 505 the German submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry at the Northern end of Jackson Park…

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:48pm
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Does Trump represent America?

“She is white, he is black,” that’s how an older woman described our new neighbors to me and her face showed disapproval. We are a mostly white neighborhood and a mixed racial couple disturbs a lot of the older people here. They are nice to them, don’t cause any harm; the hur…

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:50pm
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