Should Mister (Mr.) Be Gender-Neutral?
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May 2, 2016 - 10:42am
Should Mister (Mr.) Be Gender-Neutral?

Should Mister (Mr.) Be Gender-Neutral or Genderless?   We are seeing cultural and societal gender shifts that seem to require major language redefinition.  There are fights and fears involving -  1) gender in marriages, 2) gender in bathrooms/restrooms, 3) gender in sports, 4) gender in religion leadership, 5) gender in pay equity, 6) gender in healthcare, 7) gender in fitting rooms/showers, etc.   Sure, there are heated debates with loads of emotion and anger on this issue, but maybe it is time to revisit the customs associated with the use of Mr., Miss, Ms, Mrs.?  Do we need a new prefix term to formally address people in a gender-neutral fashion or do we need to adjust one or more of the current terms?   For instance, if it is believed that Madam, Maim, and Sir are sex and gender identity loaded words, tha…

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Putting Boots (Birkenstocks) on the Ground: Part I…

  It looks like the American public, or some significant portion of it, is waking up.  There is now a new populist uprising in the making.  Long beaten into submission, the cowering lumps of disengaged despairing doormats have finally seen the writing on the wall, are breathing a new…

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:59pm
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Spirituality is Different For Everyone

It cracks me up when I meet others that swear to me that their way is the only way. Heh! No. That is Not True. My friends who Are religious do not push their beliefs on me. They Know that I am Healthier, Happier, and More Balanced than they are. So Why Would They?? They actually ask me for advice. I…

May 2, 2016 - 9:51pm
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Where Have All The Fathers Gone?

This is a repost of an older article, edited and reposted in honor of Mother's Day.   In 2015, there were over 13,600,000  in the United States.  The vast majority of those families are headed by mom, as nearly one in four children in this country live .  While it is not r…

May 2, 2016 - 12:39pm
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Why We Hate Honesty (It Sounds So Dishonest)

A young woman went on social media recently with a video apologizing for all the millennials out there. Her name is Alexis Bloomer and, outside of looking like a millennial, dressing like a millennial, and talking in her car like a millennial, she didn’t come off like a millennial at all. In f…

May 2, 2016 - 2:21pm
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America has become sick with greed, and I've becom…

America's Sick Culture of Greed – the 7 Warning Signs by Rev. Paul J. Bern   The apostle Paul, in his first letter to his deacon Timothy, admonished him to be wary of the pursuit of money and material wealth. About 1,950 years ago, Paul wrote, “But Godliness with contentment is gr…

May 1, 2016 - 5:57pm
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Cuba&USA. Reconciliation between two former Cold W…

    Coca Cola + Rum = Cuba Libre The last December, after five decades of enmity and cold war, after more than eighteen months of secret negotiations, the presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced that they had reached an agreement to resume relations between Cuba and the United S…

Apr 28, 2016 - 8:42pm
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Blessed are the Homeless For They are Free

The first time that I saw a homeless man was in Grand Central Station in New York City, NY.  The gentleman was passed out on the stairway.  People were walking right by him getting on and off the trains.  In my mind,  I saw a man in need of help.  My first instinct was natur…

May 1, 2016 - 5:38pm
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“courting the felon vote

Today Cal Thomas is accusing Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia of “courting the felon vote.” That is actually the title of Thomas’ column in this morning’s Record-Eagle. Each state determines its own voting regulations, consistent with the Constitution of course. Virginia&…

May 2, 2016 - 9:33am
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The Ministry of Truth says:

So for months and months, everyone has dogged and trashed Trump.  Now, I literally decided earlier this week who I was voting for because in Pennsylvania, it is usually over by now.  But the Republican Party made it really easy.   Yeah, everyone knew the rules, except the voters. …

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:03pm
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We can not allow a Semite as our Prezident who therefore is related to them there Arab people and therefore to terrerists like them that is bomming things up to make us all afrade. He is obviusly not a Christain as we are who woold only bomm them thats deserves it like them Iranis and therefore aga…

Apr 2, 2016 - 1:47pm
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A Miscarriage Of Justice -- Part I

  I'd like to share a little riddle with you:   There is a reason for this because I'd like to convince you how easy it is to convict someone for a crime they didn't commit!   I'd like to assert: that postman mentioned was real!  …

May 2, 2016 - 6:53pm
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The World's Inequality

ActionAid, an international NGO working against poverty and injustice, published that the richest 1% of the global population now control over half of the global wealth, while the poorer half of the world control less than 1% of wealth,   The combined wealth of the 200 richest people in the w…

May 2, 2016 - 9:45am
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Our Current Socioeconomic State related to the 201…

5.1.2016 I do not possess a degree like many of You do. I did gain 94.5 units at Modesto Junior College, and I am Grateful for the knowledge. My Incredible Journey has allowed me to reach a much Higher Level of Consciousness/Higher Vibrational Frequency than most. I sought the knowledge of the Best …

May 1, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Bernie Sanders To Undue The Reagan Disaster

  I voted for Reagan on his first run for office.  A mistake I have always regretted.  I should have voted for Carter.     Before Reagan came, there never were homeless children in America.  If I had grown up in the depression, I might have been able to fathom such a t…

Apr 28, 2016 - 10:09am
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White Americans Shift toward Conservative Policies…

“Take our country back!”   I suppose that I’m not alone in a fascination by that utterance. It continues to pop up these days, and leaves me rhetorically asking myself “take our country back from whom, and give it to whom?”   You see, lacking empirical evidenc…

Apr 7, 2016 - 8:46pm
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Glenn E. Fleming, MD, MPH on MarketHive: Welcome t…

Physician, small business owner, budding real estate/land investor, & educator on MarketHive, a social marketing platform for entrepreneurs that has the combined power of Facebook and LinkedIn.     I think of myself as just a regular guy who is passionate about those issues I bel…

May 1, 2016 - 10:23am
Is Anemic Wage Growth Stifling the Economy?

Bad theories never die.   For example, please recall the economic theory states that decreased unemployment correlates with higher rates of inflation.   Unemployment has plunged, but wage growth and inflation (the latter as measured by the Fed) are nowhere in sight.   Instead of tos…

May 3, 2016 - 7:20am
Is Clinton Hoping the Same Dirty Politics That Bea…

In 2008 the Democratic primary campaign between Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama and the convention that followed in Denver  was probably the dirtiest and most dishonest Democratic political campaign since the days of Boss Tweed who ran the Democratic party establishm…

May 3, 2016 - 7:40am
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Queen Hillary, trying on her colonial robes   From the Devil Caligastia’s* Dictionary: Clintonialism: a neo neocon foreign policy steeped in intervention, war, regime change, and nation building. See also: Iraq, Libya, Syria.   As the general election draws nigh, with Hillary Cli…

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:26am
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Put Care Back in Healthcare

The polls have been eerily silent for suicide rates since 2014. Just consult Google and you’ll find that the most recent data is approximately 2014. But this is what I want to know: Has the suicide rate increased since the introduction of Obamacare?    Should we keep Obamacare? If we…

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:59pm
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Do Not Forget the Racist Roots of the Trump Phenom…

If You Cherish Daniel Berrigan's Legacy, Do Not Forget the Racist Roots of the Trump Phenomenon — and of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Bogus "Religious Freedom" Crusade   Daniel Berrigan, No Bars to Manhood (NY: Doubleday, 1970), p. 64  In his moving tribute in this…

May 1, 2016 - 6:14pm
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Destroying Delusion Series: “The 1% is Rippi…

  It is a cornerstone of the Bernie Sanders campaign. Much of the sentiment has grown from the Occupy Wall Street movement. But the viewpoint long predates these. It is ultimately an indictment of the free market. So the notion has been a staple for those who want to empower government to impos…

Apr 28, 2016 - 4:13pm
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