Brexit: My Two Cents
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Jun 27, 2016 - 5:55am
Brexit: My Two Cents

Since all the cool kids are doing it, here's my two cents on Brexit: I spent the first 20 odd years of my life in a city that saw an influx of immigrants. Being a "son of the soil" so to speak, I saw two distinct kinds of immigrants - ones that kept to themselves, worked hard, made the "Mumbaikar Dream" come alive. They tried to integrate, while remaining distinct in their identity. Then came a different wave - the kind who were would move in a mob, would hold rallies where they'd proclaim "We'll take jobs from the locals - let's see who stops us!". It was the latter group that parties like the Shiv Sena and the MNS were able to use as political bait, to increase their support base. The arguments were very similar to Brexit, and I have personally seen a "local" taxi-wallah rant "mustard-oil-eater" at some out of state taxi-wallahs. That's…

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Is it  in the gay community's interest to get guns…

The Orlando shooting inspired a frenzy of gun control activity with a fair amount coming straight from the gay community who were devastated after a shooter shot up a gay night club.  I'd like to examine whether or not getting rid of guns is really in the gay community's best interest, and I th…

Jun 25, 2016 - 11:36am
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THE ROAD TO HELL

It appears the officials of the nation in which we live are in the process of going insane. In the aftermath of the June 12th mass murder spree by a deranged terrorist in Orlando, Florida, and amidst a general deterioration of the social order by an ever increasing portion of the population, our ele…

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:46pm
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Democracy, BREXIT and the morning after - a warnin…

So there it is - Britain has voted to leave the EU and the impact, whilst not immediate, will be profound. The benefits, it seems, will not be. The leave campaigners have backtracked on all promises made because they were not based in fact. Most amazing is the talk of 'let's not be to hasty when inv…

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:14am
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Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Wa…

Hot off the press!  Our party of "tolerance", "open mindedness" and "freedom of expression" has officially become the next NAZI Party of the new 21st century!  Yes - this is DEFINTELY how legitimate science is practiced - at least by a bunch of liberal arts majors who wouldn't know a fract…

Jun 27, 2016 - 2:58pm
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Is 2016 The Year of the Common Man/Woman?

We know that every year Time Magazine picks its Person of the Year.  Most of the time its a specific individual but at times it been a certain caricature.  Is 2016 the year of the common man/woman?   So let's reflect.  All throughout the 1970s through the end of the previous deca…

Jun 26, 2016 - 3:28pm
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Brexit: how did leave campaign win?

The initial shock is over. Thursday, June 23, 2016 will be a day that will remain stuck on the world's calendar as the day that populism and starkly black & white views of the world won. Scarier though is the news that with questions like "What does it mean to leave the EU?" (the number one), …

Jun 27, 2016 - 8:00am
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Donald Trump on debt

The outspoken American businessman/ presidential candidate Mr Donald Trump has a solution to America’s rising debt. He will print more money to pay off national creditors who now stand at a near US$20 trillion bill adding by about US$10 trillion since Obama’s first inauguration. Donald&#…

Jun 27, 2016 - 2:07pm
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There might well always be an England but there might not always be a United Kingdom - "Untied" Kingdom more like. Disintegration is now happening before our eyes whilst Scotland is trying to remain in the EU. As there are no clear leaders emerging, given that Boris the buffoon and Lord of Mis…

Jun 27, 2016 - 4:01pm
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A LETTER FOR GEORGE ROMEY AND MYSELF....

I don't get personal on articles normally, but today I will.   I don't understand that constant criticism of George.   I ask you: Is he wrong in his overall critics of the (global) establishment ? No, he's not. Is he wrong to have kept some of his idealism he probably already had since he …

Jun 27, 2016 - 4:56pm
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TRAP Laws Ruled Unconstitutional

I am happy to report that the Supreme Court of the United States, in a decision 5-3, ruled that Texas's Trap regulations do not further women's health and represent an undue burden to women seeking to access the right to a safe legal abortion.   The case affirmed Roe and Casey and more importan…

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:39pm
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Sex, Politics, and Religion

The three things you’re never supposed to talk about… with friends, family, strangers, or at the dinner table. So let’s do it here, right now. These three topics are such personal topics to each of us, we believe and FEEL them to the deepest of our cores. That must be why we get …

Jun 27, 2016 - 5:21pm
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China Building Disposable Army

Geopolitical news:   CNN reports today that China is ending their 1- Child Policy.  Let's view this in terms of their long term strategy.  Currently, China is militarizing at a very high rate of speed.  They have purchased an aircraft carrier from Russia (their first) and built a…

Jun 27, 2016 - 8:19pm
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LGBT lives matter, and so do all the others

One of the things I do is, I am currently the President and Board Chair of North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity.  This week we had our board meeting and I have been trying to have some type of devotional as part of the opening to the meeting.  So, when I sat down to figure out what…

Jun 27, 2016 - 3:19pm
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Back to slavery

Our nation was founded by great men,  whose names included Adams and Hancock, They were quite handy with the pen, Minutemen among them were experts with the flintlock.   They resented "taxation without representation", They believed, "rebellion against tyranny is obedience to God" So from …

Jun 26, 2016 - 11:59pm
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After Brexit: A Brief History Review of the Europe…

      Why European Integration?       The countries of Western Europe were willing and able to make the first concrete steps towards integration in the immediate postwar years after World War II because Germany needed to be rebuilt and integrated into…

Jun 26, 2016 - 12:38am
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Improving Antibiotic Prescribing and Avoiding Crea…

The current way that antibiotics are often prescribed without testing to see that one is needed and that it is the best one to kill the bacteria infecting the patient is part of the reason we are seeing more resistant strains of bacteria infecting the community.   Evidence Based Prescribing Ha…

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:31pm
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One person One Vote- No exceptions.

A cruel person possessed of an intelligent mind is as dangerous as a stupid person with a machine gun.   In the aftermath of the UK referendum, some Remain supporters are bad losers. Instead of contesting the result as electorally flawed, which might be understandable, they're beginning to reve…

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:48am
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ALWAYS REMEMBER (11):

No matter what happens, no matter how upset you are! _____________________________________________________________________________________                            

Jun 26, 2016 - 11:58pm
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Why is America raising her daughters to be whores…

Much has already been said about Kinsey's fraudulent "studies" done in the '40's on sexuality which were supposed to "liberate" Americans from our Victorian prudery.  It has only liberated us from our common sense, it appears, since hindsight is 20/20.     Kinsey's "studies", includin…

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:13pm
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1973, Genocide legalized in the United States

Today's idiotic Supreme Court Ruling by the brain dead SCOTUS pretend justices Kagan, Ginsberg, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kennedy simply highlights a nation that is beset by debauchery and historical ignorance and apathy.  On the very day they endorse murdering more babies, by allowing unsanitary,…

Jun 27, 2016 - 3:34pm
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THOUGHTS OF A KID IN BED AT NIGHT...

  What do you see when you turn out the light you're kind of small and you don't have a clue do you remember your parents did fight and did you just think that it was 'cos of you ?   Lying in bed and not understand ongoing fights, getting out of hand listening closely, losing your breath …

Jun 27, 2016 - 7:36pm
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Three things communicators can tell you about Brex…

Watching the unfolding Brexit situation in the last few days, I’m reminded of three lessons that any experienced change communicator will have learnt.  Whilst you shouldn’t draw too many parallels between states and corporations in transition, there are some similarities that our l…

Jun 28, 2016 - 6:38am
 
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