My Favourite Heroes.
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Sep 20, 2017 - 4:52am
My Favourite Heroes.

My ten favourite heroes! – This one made me think a lot! It could go a number of ways!Every man needs a hero to inspire him to do wonderful things and try to be a better person. Here are some of mine: a. Woody Guthrie. This was a man who was prepared to stand up for what he believed in – justice, equality and freedom. He was prepared to be there on the picket lines and take the blows. He wanted a strong union to fight for fairness of pay and conditions. He believed you fought fascism by educating people.   b. Charles Darwin As a Biologist he looked around the world at the variety of life and realised that the religious explanation did not hold true. He used his intellect to work out what was really happening and painstakingly set out researching to test his theory. When he was sure he published despite t…

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A Free Market Solution to the Question of Gender

Barry Loberfeld’s saucy rant, combining diverse elements of philosophical argumentation counter seasoned with a tart touch of law and a few grains of biology is both unconvincing and pointless.  Back to the basics.      Individuals own their own bodies. Women and …

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:49pm
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  • - Sep 20, 2017 - 11:34pm
  • - by John G
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Is It A Fact, Or Is It An Opinion

A rumor is not a truth. An opinion is not a fact. Believe it or not, most of everything we think we know are rumors and opinions. Strangely however we judge other people according to their belief in rumors and opinions against our own rumors and opinions, and its pretty stupid.   For instance, …

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:45pm
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All The World Is A Stage

…And We Are The Stooges   When you thought you had reached peak conspiracy (and then rejected almost all of that as mere diversion), and then discover the possibility of there existing a whole new level of nefarious activity perpetrated at a level that makes run-of-the-mill conspiracy an…

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:50am
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Time to Rethink How We Honor Veterans

Twenty veterans per day commit suicide every day including Sunday and Holidays.   About 65% are older then 50.  Veterans are 20% more likely to commit suicide then non-veterans, and female veterans are 250% more likely to commit suicide then non-female veterans.   Maybe we should…

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:36pm
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The Religious Madness Merry-Go-Round.

  So another religious Muslim fanatic leaves a bomb on an underground train with the intent of blowing up innocent Christians. They planned it and put the bomb together with the intent of murdering and maiming as many people as possible in the name of god.   The Myanmar Muslim Rohingy…

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:14pm
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  • - Sep 21, 2017 - 3:31am
  • - by John G
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Climate Change & High School Science

While the scientific community seems united in its vision of climate change and the adverse future on humanity, other scientists offer contrary analyses. Who should we listen to?   Here’s a new perspective for us determine which scientists are right: high school science.   Let’…

Sep 17, 2017 - 5:55pm
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Medicare For All! (But . . . why would you want th…

Sen. Sanders (Ind. VT) has proposed “Medicare For All”.   Now, that is NOT exactly what he is proposing. What is Sen. Sanders proposing? In fact, what is “Medicare” or for that matter, what is “Medicaid” and how do they relate to Sen. Sanders proposal?  …

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:10pm
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Intelligence is Overrated

  The other day, a friend waxed eloquent about a university psychologist whose social Darwinist views corroborated her own belief in the hierarchy of intelligence with respect to race and nationality.   This is old news.  The world is full of people and groups who think they are smart…

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:07pm
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Hatred Emanating at the Emmys

I missed the Emmys again this year. I was researching synthetic materials and going over some of the academic journals that review things like that. The Emmys are where a bunch of wealthy people get together and break their arms slapping each other on the back, congratulating each other. You and I a…

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:19pm
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Why You Will Never Get Ahead

It's real easy to understand by looking at these simple charts. We have been working harder and harder without wages going above inflation rates since the 1970's.     This cumulative inflation chart speaks for itself.       Inverse to inflation is the purchasing power of o…

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:19pm
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  • - Sep 20, 2017 - 6:06pm
  • - by John G
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The World needs Condoleezza Rice in 2020

  A recent comment on WB reminded me of Condi Rice. If the world survives the next 3 years, it is going to need A great person to lead it out of the Miasma that has overtaken society.   Perhaps the Republican Party will have had enough of The Donald by 2020, or perhaps a new party will ne…

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:47pm
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10 Reasons to Oppose the Minimum Wage

Peter Schiff made an appearance on   recently. Rogan allowed Schiff to make his  , and he did a solid job. The problem with arguing against the minimum wage is that there are so many ways to show how silly it is, that it’s hard to stay focused and get the entire idea across. …

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:39am
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The Sympathy Vote

The Sympathy Vote           Observe Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old hero of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.  Oskar’s father was killed in the attack on the Twin Towers, and Oskar himself is just as shattered. Alone, he wa…

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:45am
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If Suddenly It Ended Tomorrow I Could Somehow Adju…

Inspired by Jeanne's life story I was reminded of my own.  The title is one of my favorite from a Jimmy Buffett song and his concerts were a blast when I attended those in the 1980s and 90s.  A little background.  It was popular at my college for friends to get a house together for th…

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:24pm
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A DAY IN THE LIFE

While Americans celebrated their American Revolution, as a Canadian, I was having the best time of my life living in Venice Beach, California in the Spirit of ´76. It was my first winter in the warm sun in my lifetime. The Times and Winds of Change were favourable toward me since this unexpe…

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:11pm
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Our Racial Situation: Are We Losing?

Having been born in 1945, I am old enough to have seen historical changes in American society when it comes to racial matters. Though I grew up in Los Angeles, my mother, who was a native of North Carolina, used to take me back there during the summers to visit her family. I can recall at about the …

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
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Vouchers: the solution to fixing public education

The education status quo in this country is for each child, based on where he or she lives, to attend the designated public school.  Some charter schools exist, but those schools handle only a fraction of the total school-aged population.  An obvious alternative is private school, but few …

Sep 15, 2017 - 10:27am
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Suetonius’ reported invective of Nero: conte…

Invective is reported as Suetonius, having attended the court of Hadrian, possessed no direct experience of Nero; thus relied on legitimate documents. The Suda illustrated Suetonius as a Roman Grammarian (Professor of Literature); though, there is no evidence that Suetonius retained students; howeve…

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:40am
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I just can't stop ranting!

I am so fed up with the direction our country is going!  And it is all the result of one man's impact on a gullible segment of our population, many of whom have frustrations of their own and have fallen prey to a charismatic dictator.  THE MOST IMPORT THING FOR THOSE OF US WHO WANT TO BRIN…

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:27am
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Free-market capitalism's assault on economics, pol…

Unfettered free-market capitalism has distorted price signals, rules of the game in democracies, and shifted social frames of references for the worse. In simple terms, it has distorted economics, politics and the society.    1. It is now widely accepted that while there are pockets of m…

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:52am
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The Beat Goes On XVIII

The following is a dialogue between me and someone who thinks they're following the rules.  Who's right?     Autumn Below is the full text of the rule. I don't think it could be any more straightforward.  Commenting on the work of others is not something you can do 5 days ag…

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:08am
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LET’S WAR SOME MORE!

  LET’S WAR SOME MORE! Well thank the Gods that THAT’S OVER! Another 9/11 has hit the history dust bin again and we are still in the dark over just which Saudi and Carlyle Group investment scheme helped to do it.     But hell that is water under the bridge so reall…

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:00pm
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