The Paradise Papers - the immorality of the wealth…
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Nov 18, 2017 - 5:06pm
The Paradise Papers - the immorality of the wealth…

  The effects of globalisation and automation are already being felt. The wealthy people owning the businesses are taking their factories to the Third World or bringing in automation in order to create more profit. People are being thrown out of high paying jobs into low-paying jobs or chucked on the scrapheap. These same greedy people, already on huge incomes, are busy squirrelling away their ill-gotten gains in Off-shore tax havens in order to avoid paying tax. Some of these mega-earners are paying less tax than ordinary hardworking people. It is simply wrong. Trillions of dollars have been taken off to avoid proper taxation. It is immoral and obscene. These individuals and major organisations are robbing everybody of the money that should be going to pay for our roads, infrastructure, schools, hospitals and care homes. I say: Shut…

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On Rights

A right, according to Webster’s, is “something to which one has a just claim.” The word is often uttered in sonorous phrases like “natural rights,” “human rights” and “equal and inalienable rights.” So today I’ll ask, and try to answer, a f…

Nov 18, 2017 - 6:56am
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The Birch outside my window

The Birch outside my window waves Her naked arms reach skyward still Shed her skin upon the ground Spent cells in multi-colors swirl November's wet, grey blanket Lays to rest Autumn's final fires Rain soaked leaves and low cloud Layers of a Winter shroud Another season spent, she makes her bed For s…

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:56am
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Moore:claims of misconduct is not evidence of misc…

No claims are claims. Evidence OF them is not THEM themselves. That is like trying to use a word in its own definition. It is a party foul.   Number OF accusers, all lacking evidence OF their claims, in addition to those with mile wide holes in what they claim is evidence, isn't evidence of a…

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:20am
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  • - Nov 18, 2017 - 2:56pm
  • - by Leroy
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I used to be a Libertarian

I used to be a libertarian. I was about 19 years old, a time when I was fiercely independent—or so I thought.   I was working the drilling rigs during the summer months. Not only I did like the paychecks, I liked the physical challenge of hard work and fighting the weather. Plus the rigge…

Nov 14, 2017 - 4:57pm
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Liberal Hypocrisy and Judge Roy Moore

Where were you on defending the sanctity of our democracy when democrat operatives were caught on tape sending people to Trump rallies to stoke violence so they could blame Trump supporters for it?   Are you similarly outraged at the Clinton Campaign and the DNC for hiring smear merchants that …

Nov 15, 2017 - 5:56am
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Nothing to See Here, Move Along!

Crossposted from my .   Well it’s been quite a hurricane season in the Atlantic so far, hasn’t it? It’s even gotten the notice of the UK press.   Here are a couple of graphics from , meteorologist at Colorado State University specializing in Atlantic basin seasonal hurr…

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:57pm
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Thoughts about unfair trade

I have a hard time accepting that Chinese trade decisions are somehow outside the realm of fair, are inherently wrong, or are unique the Chinese.   The Germans could just as easily complain about the glut of cheap American cars from our subsidized auto market. Or cheap American corn, or oil or …

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:37pm
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CHILD RAPE: IT’S THE CULTURE!

  CHILD RAPE: IT’S THEIR CULTURE   Tubularsock was just sitting around his top floor corner office in his underground bunker over looking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA ( ) when he noticed that his top-flight-NSA-resistant-carrier-pigeon came flying through the space-time-continu…

Nov 17, 2017 - 8:38pm
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  • - by Nasty
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Ethics and Astronomy: On Imperfection

Christians are hypocrites. ....If you say," The man has a fault", We say," Not so. All Men have fault, that's why they worship the Lord" ...When scientists write an article for publication, do they hand in their first draft, or revise their articles and theories? Scientists make errors. .... T…

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:22pm
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Automation - Good or Evil?

Automation - Good or Evil? It seems to me that every innovation that comes along heralds in a new age of possibility and a new age of problems.   Just like the start of the industrial revolution, which spawned the Luddites of yore, these developments threaten existing jobs and ways of life. The…

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:44am
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I'm an outcast and proud of it

I've checked every box. Except poetry. I didn't lie.   Today I went to the golf course. My golf buddy told me I was an outcast. He didn't say it as a compliment. He said it in a disparaging tone. (opinion)   I'm proud to be an outcast in this world. This world sucks big time. (world)  …

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:17pm
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Christ Wants to Shatter Our Delusions

I am living in a fantasy when I view life as it circles around me. As believers, we sing and recite prayers that proclaim that God is the centre of all but our psychological makeup screams the exact opposite. I view people, events, history and yes even God through my eyes, judging what is right, tru…

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:18am
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A Glimpse Into Hate Management

  I just read an on the elitist, left-wing news blog ZEIT online and I’m mad again.   It describes a court verdict that allowed Kuwait Airways to deny the transportation of an Israeli passenger. There is a law in Kuwait that forbids making contracts with Israelis and upon rea…

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:22pm
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The unholy alliance of climate change & income ine…

The other day I read an article which referenced the NAACP’s climate justice program.  I thought to myself, why would an institution, whose purpose is to advance colored people, care about climate change?  Then I asked, what’s climate justice?  Then it dawned on me, the re…

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:44am
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A NORMAL DAY IN MY LIFE - HOW IS YOURS ?

  Tell you what: I'm pretty tired, it's 7 am here in Switzerland, and I've received a mail from my partner in Senegal including a document where he proposes a business forum in Dakar on February 21, 2018.   So I've been working on that since 5 am, put the paper into a presentable form for…

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:38am
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A fairy tale for the kids of Tehran

Preface:  was written in 2009, the year of the doubtful Iranian presidential elections, where Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was chosen by the ruling Ayatollahs, in spite of popular support for his opponent. Public protests in the streets of Tehran caused a violent response and some clumsy attempts to pe…

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:11pm
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A Liberal's Lament of Love's Labors

A few years ago in an article in Slate, Miya Tokumitsu, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, pointed out the flaws and absurdity of the mantra “do what you love.” Dr. Tokumitsu traces the phrase’s origin from as far back as Confucius or currently with Oprah Winfre…

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:49pm
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STONE'S PHOTO SERIES NO. 3

Here's a few other pics I've worked on lately....hope you like it. Actually I don't really have time for such stuff, but it's relaxing ;-)                    :-)

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:32pm
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The Curse of the Ideal & the Rise of Bubba

The United States of America is cursed, I think.  It’s not some conjured enchantment placed on us by a global adversarial boogeyman; I say this less some in the US begin to believe and then think along the lines of retaliatory action and we know how easily people can gather such war-monge…

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:01am
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Reel in the EPA and OSHA

My Plant, USS Claiton Coke Works spent BILLIONS of dollars back in the early 1980's to comply with environmental standards.  The standards kept increasing quicker than the company could react and the plant, which hired over 8,000 good paying steel workers, was drastically reduced and …

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:40am
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Free Choice and education

We know of the problem with public schools but there's also a problem with private schools: They're usually corporate-run, with the primary interest being making money, not ensuring the best possible education for the students.  Of course the idea is that the best way to get more customers is t…

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:55am
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I  Will Help Make the World a Better Place

                                                                               Dear WB Partici…

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:41am
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