The Queen of Soul.
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Aug 16, 2018 - 2:10pm
The Queen of Soul.

So before I begin writing my next article, I want to pay tribute to The Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin who had transitioned from this world today on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Listening to her music has been a part of my life. Growing up with a Single Mother and with 2 siblings: An older Sister, Younger Brother, and myself, Ms. Franklin had taught me as a young age to have respect for Women.    Songs like "Respect" and "Think" are and still the soundtrack of my life. Watching her in the film The Blues Brothers still puts a smile on my face and I highly recommend you see the film if you haven't watched it yet. "Say A Little Prayer" is originally a Dionne Warwick song, but Ms. Franklin had owned the song like it was her own and an example of how to do a Cover Version. My sister had played that song and listening to it again ma…

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What Rules the Rulers?

Aldous Huxley published Brave New World in 1932.  The novel describes a futuristic society that boasts a world government with the motto “Community, Identity, Stability.”  The year is After Ford 632, and babies are decanted rather than born.  Eugenics has been refined to t…

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:03pm
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In Support of Journalists and the Media

  The veneer of civilization is thin. Those with the oratorical skill who are able to manipulate their audience into violently turning against the objects of derision, are deliberately pulling at a loose piece of veneer, caring not whether the veneer comes off and exposes the termite-infested …

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:44pm
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GODDESS ARETHA!

Much more than just "A Natural Woman" was she and talk about R E S P E C T earned, wow Milady did it ALL, cheers!   SOO GLAD SHE GOT HER AUDIENCE WITH THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT. MUST HAVE MADE HER MOMENT THAT MUCH MORE PROFOUND SINCE HER FATHER WORKED WITH "THE KING" MLK, DURING CIVIL RIGHTS…

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:20pm
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OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM-TAPS

OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM “TAPS”   Every so often this nation will need a revolution to give the government back to the people. Sentiment of Thomas Jefferson.   When asked what type of government the founders had established Benjamin Franklin replied, Madam we have given you a repub…

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:44am
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RESPECT...

After a fight with pancreatic cancer today at 9:40 am Aretha Franklin died today in her home in Detroit at 76 years old.  In music, she reached a pinnacle that very few people will ever reach, which was iconic. She had several visitors in the last weeks of her life including good friend Stevie …

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:06am
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The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Tru…

We want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - and that is precisely the problem. In this post-truth era we are all in denial of the truth as presented to us by experts, the media and politicians. We don't believe any of it. Hence we go to sites we think we can trust because they ped…

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:32am
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Colorblind Racism

Not everyone in life starts with the same resources. In real life, some start with $5, while others start with $50,000. That is the real starting position of the'game'. Some are given a head start and fail to realize their starting position.   An excellent book, by Eduardo Bonilla Silva, profes…

Aug 16, 2018 - 6:01am
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The Beat Goes on XXVI

Below is an email I received from a now former participant.  It was sent under the subject heading “You have a larger problem with your site; bullying.”  Truth be told, I only skimmed what he wrote, he had me at “bullying.”   I find the accusation that bullying…

Aug 16, 2018 - 5:29am
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On White Privilege

"White privilege" is for ignoramus' who cannot see a bigger picture, like how black families are typically broken (no father figure) and how fatherless kids are statistically worse off than others.   "White privilege" ignores the ingrained part of black culture that is the "Uncle Tom" - the suc…

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:49am
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An Open Letter to the American Press

[Note : The Boston Globe has convinced most major newspapers in the U.S. to write op-eds concerning Trumps “war on the press” this Thursday, August 16, 2018.  This would be my contribution to that effort.]   The founding fathers, I believe, considered the free press so essentia…

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:02pm
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Congested in California

I really don’t see how driving could be any more difficult in California. The fact that people are being paid such huge gobs of money in the Bay Area, LA, Fresno, San Diego, etc. is incentive enough for them to sit in their cars for two hours every day while the stalled vehicle is removed from…

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:20pm
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Obama's bogus employment narrative

What was reported and promoted by the Obama administration regarding the economy and employment were cherry picked stats to fit their narrative. The actual stats reflected truth. And such was reported by the conservative media.   Obama used the number of those looking for work as a stand-in for…

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:12am
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Leftist rags appealing to other leftist rags

When National Review editors tried ' taking Trump to task' in 2016, I believe that they went down into history as having been written off by most of Trump supporters. Katie Pavlich is young, smart, and malleable enough to hide her despise for Trump. William Kristol, not so much. Add others....George…

Aug 15, 2018 - 4:29am
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The right wing's definition of

The question of capitalism v. socialism is the wrong question. In order for a car to operate, it needs an engine (capitalism), but it also needs some safety devices (brakes, steering, seat belts, etc.) The question is not capitalism v. socialism but how much of a social safety net is compatible with…

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:47pm
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False stories of financial ruin

The solution will be to consolidate the banking industry so fewer banks can enjoy more control of the money supply and / or force banks to comply with installing new software with remote access for the 'right' people. The sheople will be sold some bullshit story about how it will increase their fina…

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:56am
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Sweden Is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinat…

For all the esoteric armchair experts / critics that attacked the comments below in June, read the zerohedge article.  Please do enjoy your normalcy bias and cognitive dissonance. LOL "There were no problems before Feminism took hold in Sweden, and who voted for these stupid bitches,…

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:13am
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Sweden Is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinat…

For all the esoteric armchair experts / critics that attacked the comments below in June, read the zerohedge article.  Please do enjoy your normalcy bias and cognitive dissonance. LOL "There were no problems before Feminism took hold in Sweden, and who voted for these stupid bitches,…

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:13am
 
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Sweden Is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinat…

For all the esoteric armchair experts / critics that attacked the comments below in June, read the zerohedge article.  Please do enjoy your normalcy bias and cognitive dissonance. LOL "There were no problems before Feminism took hold in Sweden, and who voted for these stupid bitches,…

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:10am
 
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Sweden Is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinat…

For all the esoteric armchair experts / critics that attacked the comment below in June, read the zerohedge article.  Please do enjoy your normalcy bias and cognitive dissonance. LOL "There were no problems before Feminism took hold in Sweden, and who voted for these stupid bitches, …

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:06am
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A demented president

The last time we had a demented president, he was a figurehead who took direction well, and the top of the hierarchy was the WH Chief of Staff. This time the president has as little awareness of the real world, but is not content to be a figurehead, because his particular flavor of dementia, his per…

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:22am
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Freedom? It's a Myth!

Well to start with we don't really possess a self in order to be free. Our self is a construct of our interactions so the very idea of freedom for such a construct is spurious.   But having said that a lot of us like the idea of freedom.    We don't like things being imposed on us. &#…

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:07am
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White folks, black people and oppression

I see black folk denying jobs, housing, refusing loans, segregating whites and denying equal education all the time. I have even read about black folk calling cops on white people for doing everyday things like cooking out in the park, walking down the street, canvassing in their congressional distr…

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:54am
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