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Jul 24, 2017 - 4:51pm

  Now listen.   We have so many discussions here about Jews or Trump or Putin or whoever occupies the media at this point as an actuality or - not.   Subjects which are chewed and chewed upon for decades - all of them are. It's BORING. 70 years ago or so, if we had Internet, we'd have had the same discussions about Churchill, Eisenhauer or Stalin, Hitler and others.   And each one of us thought we were right in our opinions. We're all right and we're all wrong. We judge on our own individual perspective, and that's the reason why will NEVER agree.   And it's good like that. Means we're still individual-   Are we ? ......   BUT: The problem is that we occupy ourselves with stuff which does not concern ourselves and on which we have no power to act upon. What I mean is:   We forget OURSELVES and conc…

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The Four Irreligions

I’ve been involved with Writer Beat off and on for several years. Religion is a common topic and I find it interesting that cynics of religion tend to paint all religions with the same brush.   About 20 years ago, I came across a profound article about the Four Irreligions. I wish I could…

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:21pm
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Trump lauds new 'carrier' as it produces 'FEAR'!

The new $12.9 billion USS Gerald Ford is being deployed into our Atlantic ocean. Our new President claims this will make our enemies “shake with fear”. President Trump says “American might is second to none and we’re getting bigger and better and stronger every day of m…

Jul 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
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Forgotten Voices

Since the beginning of 2015, an unprecedented number of refugees primarily from the countries of the Middle East and Africa have been fleeing war, persecution, and ethnic cleansing. In the hopes of seeking safety, many have been crossing borders to find refuge in neighboring states. This refugee cri…

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:41pm
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The Beat Goes XV

The following is a copy of an email dialogue between myself and a prospective Writer Beat user that decided not to participate.  Start from the bottom.  My final response is in the comment thread.     From Rob   I understand how you feel, but I think there's a big difference…

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:27pm
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Answer The Damn Question!

From my , please enjoy...   Answer The Damn Question!   You've Been Slimed   Almost every time I see or hear a politician in an interview, I can be heard screaming “Answer the damn question!”  Same goes for business leaders, bureaucrats, CEO’s, media ‘pe…

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:55am
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  • - Jul 25, 2017 - 7:29pm
  • - by John G
As the Empire Crumbles Away

Back in the late 1980s and very early 1990s as the Soviet Union collapsed into a heap of central planning dust little did we know that our own empire was well on the way to its demise.  By the late 1980s we were already giving away our valuable manufacturing with much more to come.  The lo…

Jul 23, 2017 - 2:08pm
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The Ripper, The Black Dahlia and other Murders

http://wp.me/p914z-66O (If you are interested)   It is claimed that the case of Jack the Ripper is solved (after 129 years, multiple suspects and multiple indications that the police always knew who it was.) The case is never going to be rested,even if "solved". There are multiple reasons why t…

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:47pm
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Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Sooner or later, Marvel has to screw up. In recent years even their bad movies have been good (depending on who you ask), and that just can't last forever—at some point one of their big budget superhero movies has got to be an Ishtar-level bust.   But not Spider-Man: Homecoming.   &…

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:08am
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Thought Before Language?

"How do you think conscious thought was structured in the time before language? Most people spend countless hours wrapped up in thought within their mind, usually using the English language as a dialect for what I am thinking. Would one's attention have been focused naturally on the presen…

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:45am
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A young woman called 911, to report another woman being assaulted in the alley behind her home. When she saw a patrol car, she ran out in her PJ's to report what had happened. The officer sitting in the passenger seat shot her in the stomach and killed her! That seems to be the factual summary. Ever…

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:33am
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The Kookiness of Modern Monetary Theory: A Study i…

Despite its name, there's nothing "modern" about Modern Monetary Theory. It derives from an old model of money and the state called "Chartalism", whose name, in turn, derives from the Latin word "charta" which means "token" or "ticket" — or more simply, anything without inherent value that ser…

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:56pm
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Those who have read my blogs touching on the political “reality show” that we are currently experiencing will know that my primary aim is to not take sides but rather to state opinions based on observation. In the past I have wondered aloud why Donald J. Trump would want to be President…

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:47am
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Why Climate Deniers, Anti-Vaxxers, and Flat-Earthe…

This is going to be a non-scientific post centered around scientific themes. There will be generalizations. Prepare yourself accordingly.   Climate Deniers (individuals who dissent from the doomsday narrative regarding Climate Change), Anti-Vaxxers (individuals who believe vaccines are more har…

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:00am
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Purcell's Jewish Conspiracy Theory

Purcell, You talk about truth as needing to be completely re-analyzed and you are the person to guide the people to some oasis, some undiscovered mirage in a vast desert of lies.  Yes, a mirage.  Your mirage. It is more than this actually.  From what you say, it is a conspiracy of rac…

Jul 24, 2017 - 4:15pm
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Donald Trumps Khaki Clad ChildArmy

I didn’t watch or listen to Donald Trumps address to the Boy Scouts. I’ve heard his speeches enough to know that at this point he’s just on repeat pep rally mode. We’ve been hearing the same incoherent ramblings for nearly two years. The ramblings often reaffirm a culture w…

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:03am
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The word of the day is “diversity,” what exactly does it mean? My Random House Webster’s does not go into a great deal of detail, it merely says: (1) The state of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.  (2) variety; multiformity.  (3)  a point of difference.  W…

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:26pm
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The Beat Goes On XIV

From a disgruntled former participant of Writer Beat:   Dear Autumn,   When you approached me asking me if you could cross-post my article I agreed with some hesitation, because having looked through your site I saw many anti-Israel and outright anti-Semitic comments. I agreed eventually t…

Jul 21, 2017 - 1:10pm
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Debt, Debt, Debt, and more D$$$$$$$! Why?

Has America managed their finances in a prudent manner these past 37 years (since 1980)? Let’s look at the numbers which reveal our discipline in managing our financial affairs. You can verify these numbers at:  :   Total Local Debt:             $1…

Jul 21, 2017 - 4:27pm
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  • - Jul 25, 2017 - 6:04pm
  • - by John G
Wearing Tee Shirts with Foreign Writing

I have a favorite tee shirt. It is my favorite tee shirt from the time I found it in the trash. Not real trash, but the leavings of college students at the end of the year. It used to be a ritual of my ex and me to open the bags of all the departed on this high holy day of trash picking.   The …

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:46pm
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  IS TRUMP CRAZY? Let’s put it this way, the president, although “not exactly clinically deranged,” is “not altogether stable.” “Frighteningly he’s that far out of touch with himself. He constantly rationalizes his secret passive-aggressive attacks dri…

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:58pm
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What Stephen Hawking Thinks

Stephen Hawking thinks we'll destroy this planet by 2127, meaning it will no longer be suitable for human life, so it is time for us to start searching for a new home. Hawking has set his sights on Mars.   I did not get the detailed version of his reasoning, just the NPR, Cliff's Notes version,…

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:11pm
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Hitler, Zion and WWII - The Victors of War Write t…

Overzealous News Outlets - Some Things Never Change   The victor of war writes history. The vanquished were evil tyrants that were overcome by the good, current establishment.  Such is the story in most countries, or so there government’s propaganda would have its citizens believe.&…

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:14pm
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