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Mar 10, 2016 - 11:07pm
Trump

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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1SgmFa0r04#t=127My article titled , answered a challenge presen…

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:09pm
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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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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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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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THE DARK JOKE CONTEST 2016

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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The Statue of Liberty - Should it be taken down?

Thank you EABC for the stimulus.   “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”   The Statue of Liberty was given t…

Jul 3, 2018 - 10:56am
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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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Yes, More Nazi Stuff, This Time on Definitions

MEFOBILLS split the world into these definitions:    "Let's define our terms: Holocaust denier:  Somebody that denies that the holocaust happened no matter what.  Holocaust supporter:  Somebody that supports the official story - and is willing to …

May 2, 2018 - 2:50pm
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A Ghetto By Any Other Name

Yesterday a member of our illustrious group defined a ghetto as "a place where white folks can't go, except to buy drugs or black women."   Now, this left me in stunned amazement.  My first reaction was to laugh, my second was to help the poor fellow out.  Alas, my efforts came to nau…

Oct 3, 2017 - 12:25pm
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All Holocausted Out: What I Think of Non-Jews Usin…

I got an email in the comments section of  from the scholar Danusha Goska about something that I said in my posting about how I came to write my book  . I had mentioned that a friend said to me that I must be “all holocausted out” after writing my first book about my pare…

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:08pm
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The Auschwitz You're Not Supposed to Know

The Auschwitz You're Not Supposed to Know by Tom C. Purcell (edit & repost)   For a moment, put yourself in an awkward position. You are tasked with developing a plan of eradication of an ungodly infestation of vermin, and let’s say you would need to eliminate 2500 units per…

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:41pm
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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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Synchronicity - great minds think alike?

I am an antitheist and have seen no evidence for the existence of any deity, yet I find myself strongly attracted to many natural phenomena, such as sunsets, starry nights, trees, rocks, seascapes and mountains, in what I experience as a ‘spiritual’ connection and I am a great believer i…

Aug 5, 2017 - 6:13am
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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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DEAR USA
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DEAR USA

  Dear USA.   Remember when you were an ideal for the world ? I do remember, back in the Seventies. My parents who have been young in the Fifties, were big fans of you. You brought us the washing machine and the dryer for everybody (sorry, the Germans were faster with the Volkswagen, but …

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:32pm
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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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What is the best way to respond to abusive posters…

Everyone has seen abusive posters, and I'm wondering how we can help minimize that sort of behavior in our forums.   I'm not talking about occasional sarcasm, or even words passionate posters often add like the word stupid, I'm certainly guilty there, I'm talking about posters who seem to live …

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:42am
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To Trump Supporters

This is my   1st post on Writer Beat since coming back. I have decided to comment on other members’ post and this is my post. I want to speak to Trump Supporters and I am going to bluntly tell you that what is happening in America is your fault. The reason why is that you wanted to h…

Aug 8, 2018 - 4:02pm
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Islamophobia

Xenophobia - a fear of people from other countries - is a natural part of human nature right across the world. Often it tips over into racism - prejudice, discrimination and dislike of other races based on the principle that 'our' race is superior - which is even worse.   While both of these at…

Jun 5, 2018 - 1:25pm
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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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