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Mar 10, 2016 - 11:07pm

Trump trumps reason. The club mentality and an overriding desire to fit in with one's preferred social environment is a well-known and well-researched trait of those afflicted by Authoritarian Followers Syndrome. They live in a provincial little world with certain norms and social values that see anything or anyone who violates them as an enemy of their way of life and unworthy of their friendship or compassion.   This is essentially a tribal mindset. It is xenophobic, fears change, tends to glorify an ideal past that never existed as something we should all long to return to, etc. It intensely cherry picks context-free, tiny little pieces of reality that appear to support its views as God's truth despite constituting vastly insufficient evidence. It files away conflicting views in separate little m…

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AGW  (Human-Caused Global Warming)

PrefaceFirst, listen to this youtube NASA video soundtrack and watch it show the cycle of seasonal changes and movement of CO(2) in the earth's atmosphere and where in the world it is concentrated: article titled , answered a challenge presen…

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:09pm
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Income Inequality: a thinly veiled ploy to tax

Speak to any member of the Left and I’m sure you’ll discover that chief above the gravest concerns facing our country is the “problem” of income inequality.  They will then usually advocate for higher taxation on (surprise, surprise) the rich.  I’m here to tel…

Sep 9, 2016 - 8:38am
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Democracy will always fail.

 Democracy will always fail.   To set the stage, I first need to quote a few men of note:   Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. Johan Adams (1814).   Democracy stands bet…

Sep 21, 2016 - 11:21am
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  • - Jan 26, 2017 - 9:59am
  • - by Bee Ess
Climate Change Zealots and Religious Zealots - Any…

Religious Zealots are ridiculed by "progressives" as "Anti-Science" for predicting the "End of the World" and for offering phenomena such as floods, droughts, disease and all manner of natural disasters as "proof" that God is so angry with humans that he is just putting a stop to everything.…

May 5, 2016 - 2:02pm
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Earth is Doomed - Climate Change Debate Over

According to the article referenced below, the Earth has passed the CO2 concentration level "Tipping Point" - meaning that the planet wide destruction of life on Earth is now unavoidable.  James Hansen is publishing a paper that conclusively shows that it is too late to avoid this worldwid…

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:57pm
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Don't fall into the liberal inequality trap!

The dialogue related to cries of inequality has gone something like this as of late:Liberals vent about the pay of corporate CEOs and compare their salaries to minimum wage workers, teachers or anyone that gets paid less.  Then they advocate for higher taxes on the rich or higher minimum wages …

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:20am
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  • - Jun 14, 2016 - 8:33am
  • - by Bee Ess
Some Facts About Climate Change

Some Facts About Climate Change Discussions about climate change and global warming usually include a variety of facts, extrapolations, and speculations about what is happening, and what will happen in the future.   These are usually all jumbled up together in an incomprehensible way. …

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:09pm
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Well guys, to make a change, let's get our best dark jokes out of the drawer. I start: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   A man is at work when he receives a call from the hospital informing him that his wife's been …

Jan 3, 2016 - 6:07am
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Would YOU have the strength to think like this ?

I was on Linkedin, and our old friend Fadila posted an article on International Woman's day with that photo on top, that sprang to my eye instantly.I mean, so many people, here on WB as well, do agree on the actions of the Israel government. I don't want to rep…

Mar 9, 2015 - 3:28pm
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Minimum Wage: What Does It Try to Fix?

Whenever there is a labor oversupply, wages drop and business owners naturally make greater profits in the near term. This trend, of course, cannot continue indefinitely, since eventually the high numbers of low wage earners and unemployed begins to erode mass markets. At some point this hurts the g…

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:35pm
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A Disgruntled User Leaves Writer Beat

The following is the email dialogue between me and a former user of Writer Beat.  As you read the exchange there are three questions I’d appreciate feedback on. Knowing I cherish all participants, was there a better way to handle the situation?Do you agree with Sandy (not her real na…

Jul 17, 2014 - 10:12am
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Minimum Wage is NOT Fair Wage

Income Inequality is when the best worker gets paid more because that worker produces more.   Every time wage levels are forced above (higher than) the actual value of the work done by an entry-level worker it causes major changes, but the most daunting are that the entry-level worker is then r…

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:46am
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  • - Apr 24, 2017 - 7:28pm
  • - by John G
Does the Right Actually LIKE Big Gov't?!

In a recent program on the neurology of the human brain, one of the things that came out is that when experimental subjects show lack of empathy, activity in the anterior insular cortex is low and high when empathy is strong. Damaged brain tissue coupled with resulting behavior reinforces this. Thos…

Nov 17, 2015 - 10:47am
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The Real Danger of Confusing Consensus With Scienc…

Most of us enjoy a spirited debate on the various topics discussed on Writer Beat, knowing that human lives don't actually hang in the balance.  However, when the debate centers around a topic with as far reaching implications as Global Warming/Climate Change, I feel obligated to make as compel…

May 19, 2014 - 1:04pm
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Out of Control Israel Must Be Reined in by the Nat…

The world is experiencing déjà vu as nations watch Israel’s ongoing oppression and suppression of the people of Palestine that is, once again, taking a very tenuous situation and escalating it into a bloodbath. It does not take much for the Israeli government to erupt and unleash its…

Jul 18, 2014 - 11:00pm
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1945 - Germany:  Rape, Terror, Genocide

It’s zero hour.  26 Million Germans have lost their homes and loved ones to diabolical bombing and annihilation of their historic cities. One out of every three German children have lost their fathers. Survivors are elderly men, children, and repeatedly raped and abused German w…

Dec 27, 2016 - 3:53pm
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Authors who delete other people's valid comments a…

I was sent an invitation to comment in Marilyn French's "Gender and the Truth Gap" article. My first comment was deleted. Unfortunately, I did not save it to a document, as I will in the future, so I can only paraphrase it here. Basically, I disagreed that Hillary Clinton was qualified to be POTUS, …

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:51pm
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Why taxing the ultra-rich is a recipe for economic…

Because the ultra-rich are have made their money, what should keep them awake at night is how best to preserve their wealth.  To be sure, growing their nest egg can’t be far behind, but without careful attention to preservation, a lifetime or legacy of success, can go poof.  By ̶…

Mar 17, 2015 - 12:37pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2015 - 12:19pm
  • - by Cliff M.
All we are Saying is Give Gun Peace A Chance ! Wha…

Whats the issue here ? Really ? Heres the Challenge !!! A No Brainer !!! A Win Win for Gun Rights Advocates  To the Gun lobbyist and Supporters if you are correct in you theoretically arguments against gun regulation reform, then the deaths will continue at the same pace or maybe…

Jan 6, 2016 - 9:20am
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  • - Dec 20, 2016 - 3:35pm
  • - by Bee Ess
Thoughts on Church and Worship

I've heard many a preacher say that we should be more excited in church, because they know we can get excited as evidenced by our behavior at a sporting event. However, I would like to make the argument that church is not a sporting event. It is a place of humble worship, and we are to show reveren…

Aug 25, 2016 - 9:57am
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Vouchers: the solution to fixing public education

Status quo – Generally speaking, each child, based on where he or she lives, must attend the designated public school.  Some charter schools exist, but those schools handle only a fraction of the total school-aged population.  An obvious alternative is private school, but few have th…

Sep 30, 2014 - 9:05am
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AGW Designed Green House

To help you visualize the scale and perspective of a 400 parts per MILLION (ppm) CO2 concentration, let me give you a real life example.  400 ppm = 4 parts per 10,000.  Suppose you built a Green House with a 10,000 square foot roof.  If the sides of the Green House were equa…

Sep 28, 2015 - 12:02am
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