Presidential Candidates & Martial Law
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Feb 7, 2016 - 9:43pm
Presidential Candidates & Martial Law

<p><em><strong>Presidential Candidates &amp; Martial Law</strong></em></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><em><strong><img src="images/8806/flags.jpg" alt="" /></strong></em></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>The next President of the U.S. may eventually be the result of single-issue votes, but not all will be the same issue. The litmus test votes can sometimes rise to the point of a mandate for the winning candidate. But voters looking to find the least dangerous candidate might want to start thinking about which candidate is the most prone to imposing improper use of Martial Law and States of Emergency. Yes, we&#8217;re talking about the risk for suspension of Habeas Corpus. The Patriot Act is just the edge of a slippery slope to losing some…

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The Germans are coming the Germans are coming

Brought up in the working class streets of Liverpool during the 1950s my friends  would try to frighten war veterans by screaming    (in thick scouse accents)                   …

Feb 7, 2016 - 2:18pm
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My Reasons For My Beliefs

Why I Still Believe In God When Others Have Given Up by Rev. Paul J. Bern   I would like to share with you the reasons why I believe in God. I understand such a conversation may be an automatic turnoff to those of you who do not believe in a higher power, but I assure you there's a nugget of …

Feb 7, 2016 - 3:10pm
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The Backbone of America?

The Bernie Plant at Trump's rally hollered that, 'Illegals are the backbone of America.' Some of them come here for a better life, to escape the drug cartel violence Mexico can't seem to quell; some come for jobs, and some come to join gangs and are busily committing crimes against Americans. I deci…

Feb 5, 2016 - 12:03pm
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The Idiots In Banking

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, as newsletter editor for American Institute of Banking - California, I listened first-hand to bankers bemoan the fact that Japanese banks were becoming larger and more prosperous. Compounding matters were the financial components previously the s…

Feb 4, 2016 - 9:55pm
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                                                  I had a heavy week –it is the financial year-end .  That is why I want to write something light ( no politics, no …

Feb 5, 2016 - 5:50am
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2015's $329 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Is…

Early into 2016 we started to hear about how 2015 was a record breaking year for renewable energy investment. The global markets hit a staggering USD 329 billion according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. But is it really a "record" and where do those numbers come from? I decided to find out, turnin…

Feb 5, 2016 - 9:28am
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No Hope Here

There is no debate about this. In about 4 to 5 billion years our sun will explode and turn into a red giant. Earth will be a crisp. In fact, there will be no earth, not even a crisp. So there. Told you so. Don't cry about it. You were warned.   The sun is now in the middle of its life-cycle, …

Feb 6, 2016 - 4:35am
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A Thought on Those

The continuing saga of Hillary Rodham Clinton's ("Sec. Clinton" or "HRC")e-mail illustrates some important issues in law and in personnel management at a very senior level.  Given this, I see this controversy as being valid for discussion on this forum.   Legal Issues!   More: A…

Feb 3, 2016 - 2:11pm
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Can Capitalism Change

Capitalism and other economic systems have changed over the years, but one constant always emerges, forcing more dramatic change and that is when too much of the economic pie is controlled by too few.   Today, around the globe we have again arrived at a "gilded" age, when a small part of the po…

Feb 2, 2016 - 6:49am
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Obamacare: this Republican has one good thing to s…

Shelving the debate over whether or not Obamacare covers more people or cost more people their coverage.  And shelving the debate as to whether Obamacare serves as an ulterior means to income redistribution, allow me to focus on the one aspect of Obamacare we should all agree did some good: It …

Feb 4, 2016 - 12:39pm
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Where are these jobs and a 5% Employment Rate?

It is unlikely anyone can tell me that this economy has recovered to what it was pre -crash 2008 or at least to a normal standard. I have watched people die, kill themselves, lose homes, work for next to nothing while the government takes a large chunk of their pay and tax refunds to pay their educa…

Feb 5, 2016 - 10:14am
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ISIS' Coming to America Could be Good for Global S…

      Did defected, captured, or defeated Nazi scientists help America defeat Hitler and become the great nation we are? Did Japanese soldiers/doctors/scientists’ barbarous practices on purposely frozen humans help advance our nation’s orthopedic surgical practices? Did N…

Feb 6, 2016 - 2:55am
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Corporate Greed In Exchange For 27 Deaths

“A company that made a blood-clot filter associated with 27 deaths and hundreds of problems replaced the device with a modified version that it knew had similar and potentially fatal flaws soon after it was put on the market.” NBC news 12/31/2015   We just had a tragic mass killing …

Feb 7, 2016 - 5:18am
In America I Understand February Is “Black H…

In America, I understand that the month of February is 'designated' as "Black History Month" and that the rest of the months of the year I suppose should be "White History Months"?   Does that mean that my "Blackness" ceases to exist beyond the month of February? Do those who celebrate "Black H…

Feb 7, 2016 - 1:45pm
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Do No Harm or a Power Grab? Understanding Obama Ca…

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine.  The ACA or Affordable Care Act is here.  You can't blame Obama, the Republicans could have fixed this too but they were taking hand outs too.  Who were they taking them from?  As always, FTM.  Follow the Money Trail.  The A…

Feb 4, 2016 - 2:55pm
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Understanding Putin - An alternative perspective o…

When in the 90s the Berlin wall came down and Germany was reunified, the world took it to mean the irreversible end of the Soviet Empire. As Gorbachev and Jelzin opened Russia to western commerce, the global community thought that the icy blockades of the Cold War had thawed for good. In the 2000s a…

Feb 2, 2016 - 11:31am
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Election 2016: After Iowa!

By Rich Kozlovich   Trump now claims Iowa was somehow stolen by Cruz and there needs to be another election.  Does anyone besides me think this is a cry baby whine from a spoiled brat used to getting his way by getting away with things for all of his life?   This,…

Feb 4, 2016 - 8:48am
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Would it be good if Trump became president?

True or False, Right or Wrong, Good or Bad?It is no wonder we have tremendous conflict in the world. Extreme divisions between ideologies, countries, cultures, religions, the wealthy and the poor. We logically try to focus on the issues. We try to discern if something is trueor false. We must …

Feb 2, 2016 - 10:50am
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The History and Legacy of Affirmative Action for W…

With all the discussions about race, racists, racism and bigotry: in an attempt to further discussion, it's important to understand the legacy of white privilege (especially as it points to the extensive socialism from which many benefited at the detriment to the natives who inhabited these lands lo…

Feb 5, 2016 - 3:16pm
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Making Predictions In A New Political Climate

Polling is a notoriously inexact science, and previous elections have seen pollsters get it tremendously wrong. Neil Kinnock’s loss to John Major in the 1992 UK elections and Alf Landon’s to FDR in the 1936 US presidential elections, in particular, stick in the memory. The 2008 US presid…

Feb 6, 2016 - 4:22pm
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The Drug Wars: What do we Know About the Consequen…

What is really going on in the published data regarding opioids, addiction, suicide, & overdoses?  The world of addiction and chronic pain management has erupted over the pending release of proposed guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control.  In recent days we do have new tools and…

Feb 6, 2016 - 4:56pm
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The Sophistication of American Irony

The clichéd critique of Americans is that they “don’t do irony” and are thus somehow lacking in sophistication, intelligence, or both. A LinkedIn post, , prompted  to ask me the following question:   Is there any validity to the arrogant assumption that English ha…

Jan 31, 2016 - 9:51pm
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