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And the US is Going - - Where, Exactly?
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Aug 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
And the US is Going - - Where, Exactly?

American exceptionalism - - - Valid?  Invalid?  What does that mean, exactly?For two hundred years, it has been the overriding principle of our Domestic and Foreign Policy - - - Consider - - Jefferson's famous line in his letter to William Stephens Smith in 1787 is often misquoted as - - " The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants." The actual quote is, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."If you look at the sacrifices of those who had recently signed the Declaration of Independence or fought the Revolutionary War when Jefferson wrote those words, you will catch his meaning; If you are not willing to 'put it on the line' - - - all of it " - - our Lives…

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War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Str…

These were the founding principles of Ingsoc according to George Orwell.   He also said that those who control the present control the past and those who control the past control the future.This was to be brought about mainly by the re-writing of history.   As power shifted with …

Oct 19, 2014 - 4:58am
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The Volunteer Economy

I think that it is quite plain that there are many things that are not well served by a purely capitalist approach. These include health care, care of the elderly and, in particular, many socially valuable enterprises. In particular I have seen the slow and steady decline of community …

Jul 31, 2015 - 5:50pm
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New York State Senate District 52 Candidacy

Senator Tom Libous was forced to resign suddenly and the Libertarian Party of NY is meeting on Sunday August 2nd to decide whether or not to support my desire to run as a Libertarian candidate.  If they endorse me, NYS election law requires that I solicit 3,000 petition signatures and submit th…

Aug 1, 2015 - 9:31pm
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This is the headline we should be seeing daily.…

An administrative judge recently handed down a stunning $605,250 fine against an employer for improperly completing its I-9s. The decision, U.S. v. Hartmann Studios, Inc. (OCAHO Case No. 14A00008, July 15, 2015), serves as a reminder that employers need to be taking I-9 compliance as seriously as th…

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:42am
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Douglas McAuthur McCain - The Twisted Radicalized…

Times of Israel, the New York Times and Al-Jazeera among others, carried today’s story about Douglas McAuthur McCain, the 33 year old convert to Islam jihadi who was killed in Syria. He hailed from New Hope, Minnesota. Yet again we have another jihadi in the drama of the return of the radicali…

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:42am
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Any man (or women for that matter) that watched and enjoyed Brook Shields in the movie “Pretty Baby” understands there is nothing evil about being a hebephile.  Her nude scenes as a 12 year old are the stuff dreams are made of and all a reader needs to do is enter “Brook Shiel…

Aug 2, 2015 - 6:38pm
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Trump: Finally One of the Best and Brightest Steps…

Now I know that dreams can come true and miracles do happen. Donald Trump has suddenly emerged from out of nowhere and, like a shooting star, is streaking across America.I have, for some time now, been talking about the best and brightest Americans that are out there somewhere but, in America…

Jul 30, 2015 - 7:55pm
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How cheap can we make 'em? How fast can we sell 'em? Doesn't matter if there is no substance; use filler. Don't matter what filler, just fill 'em out.Yea, that about sizes it up. The New Business Mentaliity that has swept US into oblivion. Pay the employee low wages. Use inferior materials; althoug…

Aug 1, 2015 - 9:10am
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...when he said "(Imagine) there's no heaven, above us only sky". Monday I took a plane to Brussels to visit a friend, it had been a while I was flying, because I'm basically afraid of it. I mean, you sit there in that tiny seat, crammed into a sheet metal box that makes strange noises all the time,…

Jul 30, 2015 - 2:08pm
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Dr. Treekenstein, an exerpt

I recently published a free short novella, 35 pages, on smashwords.The book is a science fiction and set 3.5 million years from now. Its a flash fiction anachronistic satirical look at Rockefeller environmentalism, the corporate media, the nature of propaganda and the knowledge of good and evil. Its…

Jul 31, 2015 - 6:40pm
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I Am No Longer Afraid

Big government/government overreachLoss of freedomRights trampled uponCorrupt politiciansI am afraidWhat do I say?  What do I do?  Can I make a difference?But – I risk being labeled a “domestic terrorist”I risk government spyingI risk loss of freedomDare I take a risk?Yes…

May 6, 2015 - 1:46pm
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Homosexuality in Islamic Perspective

The recent rising of public acceptance on Homosexual activity is really daunting. Public is literally forced to accept it as human nature, natural and normal based on assumptian that homosexual causes of genetic alteration through abnormal biological processes is natural and environmental pressure r…

Jul 31, 2015 - 11:39pm
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Iceland Melted..Greece Slipped..China Cracked

 UPDATE CHINAThe Shanghai Composite Index rose 3.5 percent to 3,957.35 at the close, erasing a weekly drop. The Shenzhen Composite Index climbed 5 percent, the most since 2012, as technology shares rallied. China Securities Finance Corp., a state-backed agency that provides margin finance and …

Aug 1, 2015 - 8:36pm

Words spoken by Hillary Clinton during her 1995 speech at the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. 20 Years on ... Are we there yet? Apparently not: we still read about gender inequality, non-existing equal opportunities and - more latent - biased, male-orientated p…

Jul 28, 2015 - 11:55am
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Trump Grumps

Hmmm… I wonder if it is a good idea to begin a column with a stupid question?Clearly, many real writers ask rhetorical questions some of which are so obviously rhetorical as to appear stupid, but what about the brazenly stupid question? Oh well, in for a penny in for a pound. Let’…

Jul 27, 2015 - 11:35am
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Humans, the only beasts?

Yesterday, I was reading two articles in De Volkskrant, a Dutch quality newspaper. Both where about humans, but there could not be a bigger differnce. In the first, a Kurd was talking. He was fled in 1998 to The Netherlands, afert his father, who left in 1996 because he was hunted by the Iraq…

Jul 29, 2015 - 4:56am
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How Many Conservative Clowns Can You Stuff Into A…

That’s a difficult question but let’s try. I once heard someone once say that there is no limit to how many of them you can pack in that tiny car but, then again, logic would say that it all depends on how big they are. In any case, based on the latest count, there are now 15 Republicans…

Jul 26, 2015 - 2:37pm
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My, How We Creatures Who Were Created Equal Have B…

In the beginning and at the end of life, people are equal. Birth and death are non-respecters of age, sex, nationality, status, or wealth and have always been the bookends of life. What happens between the beginning and end is anything but equal.  Even a casual look reveals that some peop…

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:08am
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How to ensure Prosperity

Rise of the Middle Class    The Middle Class are the backbone of society. Seems cliché; however, it’s true. When the Middle Class have discretionary income they buy more. They invest in their education. This has the effect of driving down costs in all markets creating an econom…

Jul 29, 2015 - 4:37am
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Justice Scalia's Interpretive Jiggery Pokery Of Th…

Jon Stewart is a comedian by trade. Increasingly, his insight and commentary is brilliant. From the follies of Donald Trump, to the lunacy of Fox News, to calling out Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum for their absurd rejections to climate change and Pope Francis' recent commentary,  Stewart continues…

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:55am
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Proof: Obamacare is a Bottomless Money Pit

Obama's own internal accounting group (GAO) released an audit showing rampant waste & fraud. (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) expressed outrage over the latest Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) …

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:45am
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Failure is bad

Picture:  King Canute revealing the epic fail of one of his courtiers.  Americans have serious issues with responsibility.  A recent post from Ray Bradbury offers a fine example, one of many.  Life and business, it seems, are games and failure is good because practice ma…

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:34am
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