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May 5, 2015 - 2:07pm
We Are Green

We are dependent on the health of our environment; we are made of nature. The microbiome, for example, is integral to all life: plants, animals (including humans), all ecosystems and the influence of biomes on one another ("Gaia"). Our bodies depend on a mutual relationship with bacteria on & in us; more cells than our own living body cells. Even each of our living cells are composed of "bacteria" which are incorporated as vitally symbiotic and provide, for example, our 50 trillion cells' energy source; mitochondria.This codependent relationship is counter-intuitive to most Westerners. We may ask, "Aren't bacteria 'bad"? or "What happened to the germ theory of disease?". Since biology's "vitalistic" models of life steadily withered through the progression of the Industrial Revolution into the Tech Age, and the prominence of "reduction…

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THE VALUE OF THINGS

The first time I was really listening to music was when my father brought those used 45rpm singles back home. He was insurance agent in the red light district of Zurich, a place full of bars - and jukeboxes. He renewed insurance contracts, knew the owners, and they gave him each month or so a stack …

May 4, 2015 - 2:56pm
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ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY!

NEVER MIND NEW PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. LET'S GO WALMART PROFITS CRAZY AND END DEFICIT!On any given Sunday Walmart just cuts expenses using pay differential (basically robbing each employee of $1 per hour)Seems like 52 Sundays per year @ 8 hour shift = 52 X $8 0r $416 per year per …

May 4, 2015 - 5:59pm
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We are our own worst enemy

We are the enemy: Leaving out ISIS, Taliban etc, we are our own worst enemy. Why? Fear - just simply fear. We all have justifiable fears and unjustifiable fears and fears can change faster than a NY minute depending on the circumstance or immediate threat of danger to oneself or worse someone you lo…

May 3, 2015 - 7:43pm
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The real problem with the economy

Almost all contemporary criticisms of anything only talks about symptoms, because the goal of the author is usually to present something easily understood that the average reader can relate to and agree with. The real problem lies in society's denial (whether conscious or subconscious) of major cont…

May 5, 2015 - 8:25am
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Church attendance is mostly down. Religion, Inc. h…

Why Mainstream Christianity Is Losing Credibilityby Rev. Paul J. Bern It all started out with a Facebook posting stating that when poor people get together to make a statement it's called rioting, but when the wealthy get together to make a statement it's called lobbying. It wasn't mine, but I…

May 3, 2015 - 9:22pm
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Liberal ideology cannot overcome math...

http://www.ijreview.com/2015/05/310771-san-francisco-business-owner-threatened-minimum-wage-law-asks-important-question-possible/  I was appalled! My jaw dropped. Eighty-thousand a year! I didn’t know that. I thought we were talking a small amount of money, something I co…

May 4, 2015 - 9:32pm
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The government steals - because liberals want it t…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGtFWC-12-wThe IRS took $107,000 from this man, with no charges of breaking the law and refuses to give it back. I remember many here arguing that "you didn't build that" and thus, what you earn or have... Is not yours, and therefore, can …

May 4, 2015 - 11:14pm
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The Horrors of Wind Power

Raise your hand if you love nature. Keep your hand up if you believe eagles are among the most majestic of creatures. Okay, keep them up if you want these and millions of other birds hacked to pieces by wind farms so “green energy” corporations can “save the planet” and ̶…

May 5, 2015 - 7:41am
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What Drives The Reptilian Brain?

What motivates the human animal? Why do we do the things we do? How can two people have such differing priorities when confronted with the same situation? I've thought about this a lot over the years, and I've boiled it down to our reptilian brain. When one strips away the veneer of civilization and…

May 1, 2015 - 10:05am
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Not really sure..Social Justice?

I was having an unusually busy Monday when I heard helicopters and sirens all around my neighborhood. The dogs were going crazy and I said to my boyfriend, can you look on the internet and see whats going on in our neighborhood?Well I live in Baltimore and on that day about 10 minutes from my house …

May 2, 2015 - 5:09pm
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An open letter to the PIC

An Open Letter to the People in Charge. Monday May 4th, 2015 2:00 PM DEAR PIC,  Isn't the government residing within in a bottomless pit of debt while it spends money that doesn't exist and never will?  Funny Story right?  Is it l…

May 4, 2015 - 1:52pm
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Free Market and Capitalism the USA style

Free Market of the USA was a great thing; it was that which made the USA America worthy of mimicking worldwide.  This Free Market enterprising brought wealth to the USA America, a good thing for risk and effort to get an ROI (return on investment).However, as part of the Capit…

May 3, 2015 - 9:00pm
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The Problem With The Economy

I think the biggest problem with most economies is too much wealth concentration in too few hands. Shouldn't there be a limit on individual and corporate wealth accumulation? I mean we have a minimum wage here in the U.S. so why not a maximum wage?It seems rather unreasonable that all the members of…

May 2, 2015 - 6:51pm
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Ayn Rand or, how I came to love greed

This is somewhat of a followup essay to my article; 'Atlas shrugged and the world shuddered.' Posted earlier............ For myself and for many who toiled (mostly outside the United States) in the financial world of the last 45 odd years, Ayn Rand in person, was nothing more than a symp…

Apr 18, 2015 - 5:22pm
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The learning gap between the analog and digital wo…

A friend recently sent me an article from the Atlantic stating that many people did not have even a basic financial understanding; (http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/05/the-danger-of-financial-ignorance-do-you-understand-money/361851/?utm_source=SFFB)Then I came across this repor…

May 5, 2015 - 7:11am
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How Good Are We At Predicting Scientific Developme…

 It’s 2015. Marty steps into his DeLorean and pulls down the door. The car lifts and flies off.Desirable stuff in today’s age of continuing traffic jams! But no DeLorean is yet available that can flap its doors, let alone discharge a burst of rocket flames.Neither is the hoverboard …

May 4, 2015 - 3:52am
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America's Control Over The Word Rapidly Ending

It’s no secret that the U.S. is not the most loved country in the world because of its government’s long history of highly aggressive military actions, as well as its interference in the internal affairs of countless nations. But what we are seeing today is that an increasing number of n…

Apr 29, 2015 - 12:28pm
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Has there been any warming yet?

This question should have been the touchstone where every policy analyst should have started from the beginning. The corresponding scientific question should have started with, “Has the observed warming been statistically significant? Astonishingly, that did not happen. This article…

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:37pm
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The blame Bush credit Obama economic mentality

How many times do you hear liberals claim that Obama should get credit for bringing us out of the recession that Bush got us into.  It’s a popular and often repeated theory, but the theory is false for the following reasons:1) The economy is about as easy to control as a herd of wildebees…

Apr 30, 2015 - 2:15pm
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Sharon's ghost returns to haunt Obama

Michael Oren – one of seven members of the recently formed Kulanu party elected to Israel’s new Parliament – seems destined to play a pivotal role in torpedoing President Obama’s proposals for a two-state solution aimed at resolving the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict.

May 2, 2015 - 1:21am
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U.S. Politics (an outsiders view)

In the total spectrum of the American body politic, which ranges from the extreme right to the extreme left, there are none more curious to behold for those watching from beyond the borders of the U.S., than they, of the so called conservative mien, who hold court on the far right. …

Apr 28, 2015 - 7:56pm
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Too Stupid to Live!

YES.  Believe it or not, there are some people that live amongst us that are just too stupid to live.  You have to look at their thought process (if there is one) and wonder what in the world this person was thinking.These are not your average run of the mill folks that make mistakes; …

Apr 29, 2015 - 5:50pm
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