Why A Country’s Leader Needs to Be An Honorable Man

Why A Country’s Leader Needs to Be An Honorable Man

Every day, those who are the backbone of this country lay their lives on the line, their intention to protect the homeland. Every death is a loss to us all. Those women and men who make that ultimate sacrifice should have done so for the right reasons. To be led by an idiot who makes decisions based on his bowel movements and a news channel is a disgrace to the sacrifice those men make and brings shame on all of…

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Do You See a Pattern Here?

Do You See a Pattern Here?

Question: What countries are labeled “shithole” countries? Answer: In an Oval Office meeting on immigration with Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsay Graham on Thursday, President Trump argued against restoring protections for people who arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries, the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey reports: Quote ”Why are we having all these people from shithole countries coming here?” — President Trump Source: Axios Question: What countries are included in the immigration “ban”? Answer: In January…

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Structural Insanity

Structural Insanity

The world is structured to produce insanity. Everything we see around us, both good and bad, work to move us closer to the edge of reason. It seems as if things shift much in the same way that a pendulum swings, that we go from one extreme to the other but always reach the point of equilibrium albeit for a relatively short period of time. However, it may be a continuum rather than a pendulum as many of the factors…

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What’s So Different about Trump?

What’s So Different about Trump?

As we move into Week three of the new presidency, the number of faux pas has exceeded all other presidencies. Supporters of Trump will say that he is just settling in to his new role and everything will be fine. They support his inconsistent, impromptu decisions because there are few choices other than to admit they screwed up and elected him or actually agree with those whom they have disdained for the past 8 years: the Democrats. Wow! The latter…

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A More Dangerous World… Some Thoughts

A More Dangerous World… Some Thoughts

While we have always lived in a society that favors a normalized, white model, one that reserves power and privilege to those who fit that norm, acts reinforcing -isms have been covertly perpetuated. There have always been open acts but limited in scope. The majority continued to hide their true natures…until now. A major shift in the political structure is now occurring. A person who has proclaimed himself to be racist, sexist, classist, exhibiting other disparaging behavior toward those different from him…

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Filling a Void

Filling a Void

Before WW2, people in Germany with any sense at all left the country for safer places, concerned Adolf Hitler would lead them into ruin. He led Germany into what many would call, Hell on Earth, as the German people, in their fear of losing whatever being German meant, put their hopes in a psychopath. A tear had formed in the fabric of Germany, facing the consequences of starting a war that destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, economically stressed to…

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Finally!! It’s Out in the Open for All to See!!

Finally!! It’s Out in the Open for All to See!!

Finally, we have some honesty in business. The real “way it is” is now public! “I’m working for you now — I’m not working for Trump,” he told supporters at a rally in this key Western swing state Monday. – via CNN This is not about Trump; this is about the way that this country operates, about a system that is designed to keep most of its population’s nose to the grindstone, serving the 1% of the country so that…

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School choice and vouchers: Who are the winners?

School choice and vouchers: Who are the winners?

With recent attempts to eliminate public schools in lieu of charter schools, this article gives a different, often unseen agenda surrounding school voucher programs. Introduction This is the official mission of the United States Department of Education: “. . . to ensure equal access to education and promote educational excellence throughout the Nation” (2002). Approximately $650 billion dollars were spent this past year, most of it at the State level, to fulfill this mission. Having an educated citizenry is essential…

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Some Things Never Change

Some Things Never Change

As I begin this post, I recall reading an excerpt from Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, about the Chicago meat packing plants. It was a vivid description of the horrible immigrant working conditions, cases where disease and sickness were the price paid by workers for the sake of profit. One particular line comes to mind. After reading about the way that pork was pickled and then packaged, the final act was to take the leavings from the drain and use…

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Hey, “Toy” Manufacturers!!!

Hey, “Toy” Manufacturers!!!

A Violent World We live in a world where we see violence every day, in the news, on television, and sometimes, in the streets. Video games provide children with an opportunity to act out violence through their characters and life seems to become less valuable. Manufacturers using “business ethics” as an excuse, manufacture all kinds of weapons look-alikes and sell them to kids who, as all kids do, play out their imaginations. When I was a kid, we played with…

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