JANUARY 21, 2010 12:52PM

Corporate Supremacists

 

The Supreme Court has ruled against the people again in further expanding the rights of CORPORATIONS AS INDIVIDUALS.  The problematic nature of this ruling seems so obvious as to force one to wonder what goal this current version of the Supreme Court truly serves.

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JANUARY 19, 2010 6:36AM

Severed Nerve

The cut was sudden, unforeseen but not unforeseeable.  The meat slicer was heavy, its surface greasy, and his hands were wet.  Resisting the force required to break it free and lift it, the slicer’s suction-cup feet sucked to the wet surface of the metal table.  When the feet broRead full post »

 

Frank Apisa recently posted a blog, The Real Reason Politicians are Liars, Cheats…,which asserted broad generalizations of the sort conservatives often assert about human nature;                           &nbs/Read full post »

 
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One of the top news stories, currently, is the story about Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab who “…is a Nigerian citizen who attempted to detonate an explosive device hidden in his underwear during a December 25, 2009, terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight

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This time of year we hear and read so much about “The True Spirit of the Season”.  I think that phrase, which refers to the “Christmas Season”, has become a cliché with no real meaning; at least most times it is used.  Generally, when people refer to/Read full post »

 


The Proper Treatment for

Religio-Acquired-Intellectual-Deficiency

Syndrome (RAIDS) 



 “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the cleRead full post »

  

The "Derby Hunt" ad featuring a coyote on the prowl


I recently posted a semi-gag post called “What We’ve Become”, which consisted merely of a two-line caption, and a photo, with the idea that the pictured act was so ridiculous that it seemingly indicated a/Read full post »

 

The latest round of healthcare reform legislation in America has created a revival of the abortion debate, due in large part to the inclusion of the Stupak amendment, within the bill (HR 3962) passed in the House of Representatives, which excludes abortion coverage under any healthcare format/Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2009 7:53PM

What We've Become

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One picture is truly worth a THOUSAND words.
 
I worry about us sometimes.
 

 
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SEPTEMBER 6, 2009 5:37PM

Evolution Is Not Religion

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In Missouri, a few parents were offended, on religious grounds, by a non-religious t-shirt design worn by Smith-Cotton High School band students.  The school district bought all the t-shirts and banned the t-shirts from being worn.  Each year the high school’s band gets/Read full post »

America's Healthiest Consumer Club


 

Capitalism and Profit:

Antithesis to Quality Healthcare

One of the main arguments put forward by opponents of a single-payer public healthcare system is the supposed increased cost to taxpayers.  That argument deceitfully avoids the fact that many or most of those taxpayers are cu/Read full post »

 

I continue to see comments from Obama supporters that express the hope that Obama is “positioning himself” for some future move that he supposedly will make at just the right moment.  I think people who make the argument that Obama is “positioning himself” sRead full post »

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A story in Courthouse News, Judge Finds It Legal for Police to Taser Suspect to Get DNA Sample, reveals some interesting new developments in the torture debate and how it is affecting our basic rights as citizens: 

“New York Supreme Court Judge Sara Sperrazza ruled it was not uncoRead full post »

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Many think President Obama and Judge Sotomayor did the right thing in retracting her now-controversial statement from her 2001 lecture, A Latina Judge’s Voice.  Well, they may be right on one level – the level of political pragmatism – and they may be wrong on anRead full post »

 

Monster/Suicide/America

Words and music by John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Nick St. Nicholas and Larry Byrom

(Monster)

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and
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A fear in your life will not go away by ignoring or denying it, it will only be overcome by facing it and accepting it.  – Ganesh

 


 

At this moment in the unfolding of the Obama presidency there is much discussion about investigation of theRead full post »

 
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My wife really enjoys American Idol, and I sit and watch the show with her most of the time.  As a songwriter/musician, I confess that I do derive some small degree of enjoyment from the show, even if my pleasure comes mostly from cynically criticizing the show/

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In November of 2008, the United Nations passed a measure titled Combating Defamation of Religions.  Is it possible to “defame” religion?  The term has very specific legal meanings, which are entirely inappropriate with regards to questioning religion.

Defamation:

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My wife loves watching movies.  She especially loves romantic comedies, but she likes anything about love and romance.  Happy endings are particularly important in her enjoyment of these movies and she really dislikes sad endings.  Sometimes she will even avoid watching a movie/… Read full post »

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“It’s not partisan” or “It’s not a partisan issue”; can anybody count the times we’ve heard those phrases recently?  Politicians everywhere are using phrases like “bipartisanship” and “non-partisan issue” and “post-pRead full post »

I just got hit by a computer virus call “Antivirus 360”.  I was surfing the Internet when several pop-up windows appeared.  All the pop-ups indicated I was at serious risk from various forms of computer viruses.  I knew it was a scam, and quickly clicked the close window &lRead full post »

American reluctance to make issues of lies in the face of truth is astounding. 

This video shows two separate instances in early and mid 2001, prior to the 9/11Trade Center attacks, in which Colin Powell and Condi Rice both state quite clearly that Iraq no longer has anyRead full post »

JANUARY 19, 2009 9:51PM

Is Religion Essential to Society?

 

Society Lives…

 

This post is partially inspired by Monte Canfield’s account of his experience with killing at age 10, which can be found here.  His story reminded me of my own similar experience at the same age, and I realized that it fit nicely into this post.


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Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 6, 2009 3:15PM

What is dignity? Is it a useful concept?

 “Dignity” is a word we hear often in a variety of contexts.  And while we all probably think we know what dignity means, there seems to be a lot of disagreement about what constitutes dignity and what does not.  What is a dignified life as opposed to an undignifiedRead full post »

 

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Once upon a time I wandered into the land of OS looking for its renowned Wizard; the Wizard of OS.  I traveled link after link, over rough terrain and smooth, but to no avail.  I encountered many interesting people, many peaceful exchanges and many difficult conflicts,/Read full post »