How and Why.
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Jul 4, 2015 - 1:05pm
How and Why.

Yeah, this is about Greece.   I posted a previous article that was little more than a link to this, but it appears nobody wants to learn.   So, I'll post some excerpts.   The other article is "Five years out". From the article:I’d arrived in Athens just a few days earlier, exactly one week before the next planned riot, and a few days after German politicians suggested that the Greek government, to pay off its debts, should sell its islands and perhaps throw some ancient ruins into the bargain. Greece’s new socialist prime minister, George Papandreou, had felt compelled to deny that he was actually thinking of selling any islands. Moody’s, the ratings agency, had just lowered Greece’s credit rating to the level that turned all Greek government bonds into junk—and so …

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Race Symbolism and Political Correctness

An author on WB make's a really strong case against "political correctness" with his reference to symbolism. Clearly school dress codes serve as window dressing solutions to larger problems, and fail miserably. When I was in high school, in the North, we did have a "dress code", which wasn't too har…

Jul 5, 2015 - 1:18am
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The Confederate flag did not stand for slavery any…

Very recently there has been a huge outcry to ban the Confederate flag by people who largely have no idea what it stood for during the Civil War.  In our own lifetimes an anti-black legacy has been largely invented by people who are simply repeating misinformation about history they know little…

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:55pm
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GREXIT and the Dream of Freedom

PrologueKnow who you are and act like who you want to be. Often check with your dreams to find your way. Always remember where you're dreaming of going, where you are while you're dreaming of going somewhere else, and where you're coming from that isn't the same as where you're dreaming …

Jul 3, 2015 - 5:35am
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Grease the Wheels

I think instead of addressing what is wrong with Greece, why no one is looking at what went wrong with Greece. Do we really want to keep going down this road of hidden manipulation? The whole stock-ownership class has been enjoying nearly a century of ambiguous unexpurgated international espionage. …

Jul 4, 2015 - 8:24am
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Clinton vs Trump - its meme wars!

Memes can move quickly..... Yesterday (30th Jun 2015) I sent Bill O'Reilly a copy of this post. I can't say that he saw it, read it, or acted on it but who knows. However he did give his long-time friend Donald Trump some very very valuable air time on his top rating cab…

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:24am
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Happy Birthday USA: Give us back your Greatness !

On 4th of July 1776, a group of high-profile and influential British Empire subjects and  'immigrants' in the New World issued the 'Declaration of Independence', a textbook of human liberties. What would be seen today - as it was then - an act of social disobedience led to a story of greatness,…

Jul 4, 2015 - 12:37pm
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ISIS PRECEDENTS: Turkification of Ottoman Empire W…

INTRODUCTION:  The Ottoman Empire was a military powerhouse better at conquest than governing vast lands and diverse peoples. The OE was a polyglot of nationalities and religious factions. At its peak the Empire governed most the modern Middle East, the Balkans and North Africa. The E…

Jul 4, 2015 - 9:29pm
 
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How Clean is Electrical Really?

The ubiquitous and stealthy nature of electricity only makes it noticeable by its occasional unfortunate absence. We have grown so used to its effacing role that we tend to see its availability as an enduring source of power that will always be there, just like the sun always shines rays of life upo…

Jul 2, 2015 - 2:58pm
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Battles & Wars

Here’s how you divide a society:  take a contentious issue, remove it from the democratic process and put it in the hands of lifetime appointees accountable to no one, and tell those on the losing end to suck it.  And you close the deal with the tacky display of a rainbow-lit White H…

Jul 2, 2015 - 9:22am
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Presidential Politics

In america we have very few people who vote.  Many people are kept from the polls.  Folks are working too hard for too little and see very little reason to vote.  The very very wealthy are held up as rock stars.  If the youth of America and the poor had a a free education to at l…

Jul 3, 2015 - 11:04am
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Here's a question for everyone.

The statement below is from Lemual Bray... but the question works for anyone. My understanding of philosophy is that everyone, including MD has one behind their ideological basis for acting.  It may be a selfish philosophy that sees everything as mine and a constant fight to ke…

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:26pm
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Marriage: The Strange-Higgs-Boson of Rights

When CERN finished construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in September 2008, the most brilliant of scientists had confidently asserted the Zero-Probability for Marriage as a "Right." ... In fact, research on the topic of "Marriage as a Right" was completely irrelevant, to the point that NO …

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:11pm
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Worldwide U.S. Spy Network Exposed in 1990s (c)199…

As for the NSA, the general public has a horrible memory. I wrote the following story on my Giant Killers Org website in 1998:   Worldwide U.S. Spy Network Exposed Are international supersleuths listening to your telephone calls, computer communications, and …

Jul 1, 2015 - 10:04am
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Sustainability and Business Ethics

As sustainability professionals, do we spend enough time understanding business ethics?“Ethics” comes from the Greek word ethikos from ethos, which means “custom” or “habit.” Human behavior can often be distilled into nothing more than habit—t…

Jun 27, 2015 - 5:38am
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First contact with USA America

First contact with USA AmericaI was 12 years old when I discovered that the USA Americans were tall people, my oldest brother had given (sent from England) me a book on all nationalities, which their pictures, how they dressed, what they believed and what they ate.Then I was lucky to have an America…

Jun 28, 2015 - 7:57am
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The state marriage contract has become a farce, so…

Years ago the state offered marriage certificates as a way to entice people into entering into morally good relationships with a spouse of the opposite sex because that was considered  good thing by the overwhelmingly religious public and they wanted people to abide by their religious values ev…

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:08am
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Grexit wrecks it?

As European citizen and European entrepreneur, I'm following the whole discussion about Greece and the EU with great interest. And with me many others. It looks like everyone has an opinion about it (just as me :-) ) but at the same time it appears that nobody knows the answer. Not the politici…

Jun 30, 2015 - 12:13am
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International Patent Law vs. Non-disclosure agreem…

This is a discussion I wish I had started months ago before the TPP had gotten so far along.  "Free Trade" agreements are loaded with language to protect intellectual property (IP).  These protective efforts do very much have potential to turn into protectionism, which is the opposite of f…

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:02pm
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THERE IS NO AL-QAEDA (AND NO IS?)

A remarkable statement by someone who was part of the inner circle. It could be difficult to brush this aside as being conspiracy stuff only.This is a very short article, in fact, it's not even one. I just want to make people read it and discuss about it.Another q…

Jun 26, 2015 - 4:21am
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What are you working for?

I suspect many here haven't really thought about it too much.   Having been self employed,  one becomes keenly aware of "what you're working for".   This isn't particularly about money, though these things are measured in money, it isn't about money.   It's about what you do and …

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:42pm
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Debts and prosperity in the modern world

Let's beginThe majority of people is more or less concerned about the current situation in the global economy. However, everyone is wondering why there have not been any improvements for years. Inflation is equal to zero, economies of developed countries are not growing, emerging economies are slowi…

Jun 28, 2015 - 2:17pm
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No Govt needed it costs HIM, says Mark David

Here we go with deletion of my comments as Mark David cannot have anyone disagree and show him up.  MD can't handle disagreement with his illogical rant.Its quite okay, Mark David you are welcome here any time, I will respond to your posts on my own post, that should be okay with me…

Jun 29, 2015 - 8:48pm
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