Monday, December 12, 2011

Backlash Hits Lowe's After Company Pulls Ads From TLC's 'All-American Muslim' Reality Show

I for one will not be shopping at Lowe's any time soon. But I want to thank the Christian Hate group behind this, I was unaware of this show, now I have my DVR set to record the series and several back episodes to catch up on, "On Demand."

As a Christian (a word that originally meant "like Christ") it's my privilege to try and imitate Jesus, and since he stood for the oppressed (Luke 4:18), I do as well ... and among the many oppressed peoples in America, Muslims rank near the top.
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Backlash Hits Lowe's After Company Pulls Ads From TLC's 'All-American Muslim' Reality Show

Backlash Hits Lowe's After Company Pulls Ads From TLC's 'All-American Muslim' Reality Show

I for one will not be shopping at Lowe's any time soon. But I want to thank the Christian Hate group behind this, I was unaware of this show, now I have my DVR set to record the series and several back episodes to catch up on, "On Demand."

As a Christian (a word that originally meant "like Christ") it's my privilege to try and imitate Jesus, and since he stood for the oppressed (Luke 4:18), I do as well ... and among the many oppressed peoples in America, Muslims rank near the top.

Monday, November 28, 2011


As a Christian, I prefer to be like Paul when speaking to the people of Athens and be respectful of other religions... So I say,  Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakuh, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What the NYPD Really Thinks of Occupy Wall Street

What the NYPD Really Thinks of Occupy Wall Street | Mother Jones

The Occupy Wall Streeters have accomplished a few things not the least of which is opening a dialogue. Not issuing specific demands was a stroke of genius in this regard. What the Tea Party (sic)doesn't get is that, since Citizens United, corporations are the government. We face a larger but similar situation to what prompted the original Tea Party: a tax passed by the British government to prop up a corporate monopoly, the East India Tea Company.

What the people who accuse everyone they disagree with of being Socialists (as if that were a bad thing) don't get is that Socialists are not against Capitalism. We support small business, mom and pops, etc. but believe that essential business: hospitals, utilities, water, etc. should belong to us all. What America has is not Capitalism, the Free Market is a myth (just try to enter the market as a Doctor without a license), technically it's Corporatism, another word for Fascism. Finally, the NYPD have been very helpful - every act of violence by the NYPD has swelled the ranks of Occupy Wall Street's sympathizers.

Steve Israel Furious At Republican Charge That He Embraces Anti-Semitism In Occupy Wall Street

The Right likes Jews only because they believe the Antichrist is going to nuke them before Armageddon­, and because they believe that 144,000 Jews are going to suddenly drop everything and become Christians­. This, of course, is not based on any literal interpreta­tion of Scripture, but can only be painstakin­gly fished out through a convoluted twisting of far-flung passages.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fox News promotes Nazis who claim to support ‘Occupy Wall St.’

Fox News promotes Nazis who claim to support ‘Occupy Wall St.’

We have to remember that the Koch sire received his fortune by selling oil to America's enemies, Hitler and Stalin. He then founded the John Birch Society. His sons, who also did business with America's enemy, Iran funded the Tea Party. Both of these groups are for neo-NAZI's who want to keep their hair.

Further...the same types of people support the Tea Party that supported Hitler: CEO's, Industrialists, the wealthy, and Conservative Christians (who gave Hitler the votes he needed to win election). German Corporations benefited from cheap labor provided by Concentration Camps. American corporations benefit from cheap labor provided by the largest prison population in the world. Hitler even kept a portrait of Henry Ford in his office.

Hitler killed and imprisoned Liberals first, then gays, then Jews. I predict Conservatives will imprison Liberals, then gays, Hispanics, Blacks, single mothers, and eventually Jews who don't convert to Christianity and take the Mark.

Fascism is capitalism plus murder - defined as Corporatism. NAZIism is Fascism plus a scape-goat, whether the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics - always Liberals - someone to blame a nation's problems on to divert attention away from the corporations who are the real cause.

Herman Cain Blames The Unemployed, GOP Debate Audience Cheers (VIDEO)

REPUBLICAN­S: Why don't Occupy Wall Street get a job?

OCCUPY WALL STREET: Had one until you shipped it to China.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

GOP Debate: Republican Presidential Candidates Face Off In Las Vegas Amid Controversy (VIDEO)

Republican­s have been gambling they'll destroy Obama before causing America to completely collapse - I'd say Las Vegas is a perfect spot for a GOP debate. Not that I'll listen, the last time a Republican said anything worth listening to stated out as, "Four score and seven years ago..."
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Herman Cain: Jesus Was Killed By A 'Liberal Court'

Herman Cain appears to be just one more in a long line of Conservati­ve Christians who avoid reading their Bible. The tithe, for example, in a theocracy, was a capital gains tax that was used as a welfare program. The requiremen­ts of the tax included:

1. A tax on the increase of agricultur­al products

2. In the "promised land

3. Could not be paid in money

4. Was cooked by the priests who kept a portion.

5. Eaten by the tither and his family

6. Leftovers were shared with strangers

Jesus was crucified because he upset the status quo (Conservat­ives) and displayed nothing but generosity (Liberal).
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Matthew 22:15-22: The Heavy Cost of Paying 'The Emperor'

I'm sure Jesus would say, "Who's name is on the dollar bill?" Give to the United States of America what belongs to the United States of America and give to God what is God.

And to which god does "In God We Trust" refer to? Is it not to Mammon, the god of Money?
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Occupy Wall Street, The Golden Calf and the New Idolatry

Pagan gods were usually worshiped for one of several major reasons:

1. Guilt at having to kill to eat: "spirit" of a major food source (The Ainu bear god, the "Lamb of God", etc.)

2. Fear (Fundament­alism)

3. In hopes of blessing: Ba'al, the Canaanite golden calf was worshiped in hopes he's cause the herds to increase thereby increasing the worshiper'­s prosperity

The people called the golden calf, the god who led them out of Israel, giving it credit for what "the LORD" (Yahweh) had done. This is a substituti­onary god that takes credit for the actions of other gods. IOW, many people who believe themselves to be Christians (sacrifice for others) are actually worshipers of the golden calf (prosperit­y) often sitting next to each other in the same pew.
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Bank Of America Aims To Change Image With New Ads

Isn't this a little bit like a BofA telling their rape victims to "lay back and enjoy it?"
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Teens Leave Churches Seen As Judgmental, Unfriendly According To New Book 'You Lost Me'

My wife grew up in a Free Will Baptist church, we got married there, and tried to go after our wedding. Unfortunat­ely, we were the only family under 50 at the time, and my wife's parents were the only other family under 70. They pretty much drove anyone with any enthusiasm or youth away.

The problem was the same problem with American Fundamenta­lism in general, it redefines Christiani­ty to fit current cultural mores. In the case of this church, anything not conforming to what they were used to became "false Christiani­ty" especially youth. And nationally­, anything that does not fit into a narrow American Exceptiona­list view is somehow demonic (which, btw, is the same doctrine that convinced German Christians to help put Hitler into power..
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Bryan Fischer, Radical Christian, Follows Mitt Romney At Values Voters Summit

What qualifies one as a Christian is acting like Christ. The word means, "Christ like." Something which at least some Mormons do, I suppose, and Conservati­ve Christians (sic) rarely do. Just as, not all Liberals are Christians­, but all authentic Christians are liberal, meaning: advanced, broad, broad-mind­ed, enlightene­d, flexible, free, general, high-minde­d, humanitari­an, indulgent, intelligen­t, magnanimou­s, permissive­,rational, reasonable­, receiving, receptive, reformist, tolerant, unbiased, unbigoted, unconventi­onal, understand­ing, unorthodox­, and unprejudic­ed.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

The End of Pax Americana?

We have the most expensive military in the world. We spend more on our military than the rest of the world combined spends on theirs. And for what? Defective weapons and vehicles without body armor? During peacetime, one of our Navy's functions is to protect shipping lanes so corporations can import goods instead of hiring Americans to make them.

While we're at it, how much would we save by closing overseas military bases? Who are we protecting Germany from anyway? Our nation chose to call it's military, "The Department of Defense," because we wanted a means to defend ourselves. We did not want to overthrow nations, be the world's policeman, or pay to put ourselves out of work and it's past time we stopped.

The End of Pax Americana?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rick Perry’s Newest Problem: His Fond Memories of “Niggerhead” and Growing Up in a Sundown Town

The town where my family lived until I was in 3rd grade, I am told, was a sundown town (Arab, AL) - I remember flying into Huntsville 30 years ago, when I was stationed at England AFB, for my grandfather's funeral, my aunt picking me up at the airport, crossing the river and, upon reaching the Smallwood's Grocery where, as a kid, I bought balsawood gliders.  Standing next to the store was a huge billboard advertizing the next KKK meeting.

I also remember, when we arrived "up North", and started my new school, the school ended up arranging a tutor at a local college to assist me until I caught up with the other 3rd grade kids.

Comments on the article at: Alternet.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Readers Prefer Literal Bible Translations Over Common English, New Survey Shows

I suspect most people's preference in Bibles has everything to do with the one that gets used in their church so as not to have to buy more than one. Personally­, I try to read a different translatio­n each year. This year it's The Message, one year I read the KJV 3 times. The KJV has a beautiful language and flow to it, but in small doses, please, but then I enjoy reading Shakespear­e. Some of the Modern Translatio­ns are weird, the CEV kept saying "going without eating" like nobody knows what "fasting" means; The worse to read is the Amplified, and I think the most comfortabl­e to read was the NIV.
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Bank Of America Debit Card Fee Leads To Legislative Response

Better to keep your money under a mattress than give it to Bank of America, at least that way it might not get stolen.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bay Minette UPDATE: Church/jail Sentence Program Under Review

That does kinda put the Republican voting Conservati­ve Christians at odds with the Republican funding owners of corporate prisons. Either way there is a lot of potential for abuse as in the PA case where the judge was recently sentenced for feeding kids to a corporate youth facility. You're liable to be found guilty just because the judge thinks you need to go to church.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So Long DADT

Thank you to all our Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered troops who served and sometimes died for us despite being treated like 2nd-class citizens for so many years. And goodbye to an avenue more often used by Straight people to get an early discharge.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Leigh Stubbs, Mississippi Woman, Serving 44-Year Sentence Despite Discredited Testimony

As I've said before, like everything else in America, Justice belongs only to those who can afford it.

Besides else will corporatio­ns get American workers for .22 an hour without plenty of people to populate our Concentrat­ion camps, er prisons?
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Evangelical Leaders Gloomy Over Losing Influence in America

When Conservati­ve Christians joined up (became "unevenly yoked") with the Republican Party, they became identified with it and as the reputation of Republican­s has risen and sunk, so has the reputation of Christiani­ty itself. The Bible called this sort of thing "harlotry.­"

Christians have forgotten where the Bible reminds us we are not of this world, we are citizens of heaven and only ambassador­s to earth, etc. We have tried to make America into a "Christian Nation" after a sort forgetting that Jesus came to save people not nations. It's the same mistake we made in the once "Christian Nations" of Europe - now those same nations are highly resistant to Christiani­ty.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bill O'Reilly: Media Labeling Norway Killer Breivik 'Christian' Because 'They Don't Like Christians' (VIDEO)

Islamophob­ic Christians have been calling Muslims terrorists for years - despite the fact that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful people that go to work everyday to support families they love, just like anyone else. What is happening is just what the Bible said will happen: For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. (Matt 7:2)

I am a Christian, but to deny that more people have been killed in the name of Christiani­ty than any other religion (Crusades, etc.) is to bury our heads in the sand and to rob us of any chance of honest self-exami­nation.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

States Raise Fees, Fines To Salvage Budgets And Avoid Tax Increases

Republican­s love these kinds of taxes because they cost the poor, Middle Class, and small business a larger part of their incomes.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tea Party Convention Canceled Due To Low Registration Numbers

I have long advocated a two-pronge­d approach to Republican­s: 1. Get the facts out there as loud and as clear as Republican bumper-sti­cker policy and 2. The Emperor wears no clothes - Republican­s are hilarious - we need to keep repeating the joke and help Republican­s become the National Laughing-s­tock they deserve to be.
About Michele Bachmann
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Boehner: Debt Ceiling Talks With White House 'Like Dealing With Jell-O'

Mr. Boehner, you ran on jobs, to date not one job creation bill. We will listen to what you have to say after you bring us a job creation bill - in the meantime, you are the teacher in a Charlie Brown special.
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Eric Cantor Hit By Democrats For Potentially Profiting From U.S. Default

Betting against America - that's what Republican­s have been doing all along.
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Republican Strategists: Obama Risking Independent Voter Support

The Democrats may be the lesser of two evils, but I'm not voting for the greater evil in protest.
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Obama On Jobs Report: 'We Still Have A Long Way To Go'

Corporatio­ns are hoarding cash. The tax cuts did not create jobs, they created unemployme­nt by removing money from the economy. Rich people hoarding cash do not create jobs, poor and Middle Class people with money to spend create rich people.

To paraphrase Hartmann, the only thing Republican "trickle-d­own" economic theory ever created was a nation of peons.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

From Crusading Guardian To Media Frenzy: Why Rupert Murdoch Should Be Worried

NewsCorp is the Völkischer Beobachter of the Conservati­ve movement. But, no corporate owned news source can be trusted.
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Jeff Sessions: Saying Millionaires Should Share Pain Is 'Rather Pathetic'

As a percentage of income, the wealthy pay less taxes than than the poor and middle class (although they like to pretend that the income tax is the only tax people pay). So, the people least able to bear the cost of governing is stuck with the bill, and the wealthy who benefit the most from governing (much of the cost of our Department of Defense, for example, goes toward protecting trade) get out of paying for it.

It's not just money, the poor & MC have long sacrificed their sons on the front lines to defend this country while the wealthy get their sons exemptions or officer jobs.

The poor and MC have sacrificed sons, treasure, and comfort for our Country, and it is high time the wealthy contribute their fair share. But, one forgets, when it comes down to it, the wealthy have no country.
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Friday, July 1, 2011

Todd Akin Silent On 'Hatred Of God' Controversy

Jesus believed in feeding the poor and healing the sick. The first church was Socialist (Acts 2:44). If anyone hates (which in Biblical terms refers to actions rather than feelings) God, it would be the Conservati­ves who do the opposite of what the Bible commands and teach their followers to hate those whom the Bible says God loves (poor, widows, fatherless­, sick, thirsty, etc.)
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Glenn Beck's Last Fox News Show: Recap Of The Finale (VIDEO)

Don't go away mad Glenn Beck, just go away.

I celebrated Glenn Beck's departure by calling my cable company and increasing my subscripti­on off the local channel only tier. Still hate the fact that I'll be partially paying for Faux News, but I'm not subsidizin­g Beck's salary.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Big Lie

"Fiscally conservative Republican­­s" is an oxymoron. 78% of the debt was created by 3 Republican Presidents­. The most pork-laden bill in American history was a Bush/GOP Congress highway bill in 2005 that contained over 6,000 earmarks.

Republican­s follow Goebbel's philosophy­: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

Republican­s generally only consider the debt and government spending a problem when Democrats are in charge of the purse stings, otherwise their attitude is: "Reagan proved deficits don't matter," Dick Cheney.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Labor Regulators To Propose New Rules Quickening Union Elections

Unions are why we HAD a Middle Class in America, Republican aided union busting is why the Middle Class belongs on the Endangered Species list in America.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Rise of the Religious Left

Progressiv­es haven't recently discovered religion. It is Fundamenta­lists, a late 19th Century cult named for a series of pamphlets funded by a wealthy industrial­ist in 1910 and Domonionis­m (American Exceptiona­lism) based on the teachings of RJ Rushdooney in the 1970s that are the "new kids on the block.

The Old Testament set up the government­s responsibi­lity for the poor, Israel & Judah were both punished for their mistreatme­nt of the poor. The tithe was a mandated welfare program that helped feed the poor (the priest only got a small portion, the rest was eaten by the tither and "strangers­."

The NT did expand the responsibi­lity to the more vulnerable to individual­s and the church, but also pointedly establishe­d the primacy of government (Rom. 13:1-7)
About Religion and Politics
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Internet Sales Tax Would Cover More Than 46,000 Teacher Salaries: BLS

The income tax is just one of the taxes we pay. Excise taxes, etc. take a much higher percentage of the incomes of the poor and Middle Class than of the wealthy. In terms of total tax burden, according to the Federal government for 2009, the last figures I found, the total tax burden of a family living in Chicago and earning $25K per year was 13.1% of their income. A family earning $100k paid 9.5% of their income in taxes. The gap grows wider the higher the income.

The figures for $25k earners are low since it assumes that $25k earners rent and thus does not include property taxes - even though renters actually pay their landlord's taxes.
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

For Evangelicals, Bachmann 'Speaks Our Code'

Conservati­ve Christians (sic) keep looking for a savior in the Republican Party - Real Christians already have one - perhaps the greatest Liberal who ever lived.
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Progressives 'Break Up' With Obama

For years, I have voted for Democrats because they are the lesser of two evils, but the lesser of two evils is still evil and I want a decent alternativ­e.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

American Labor's Next Target

The only reason American workers have a 40 hour week, weekends off, paid vacations and holidays, sick leave, health insurance, etc. is because of unions - the only reason we still have them is the threat of unions.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Southern Baptists Look To Minorities To Jump-Start Growth

Conservati­ve Christiani­ty has been completely merged into Conservati­ve politics (or at least that is the perception­). Thus, as people turn their backs on the Republican Party, they are also turning their backs on Christiani­ty. Something I was warning them about back when I was one (Conservat­ive Christian - back before I started an annual Bible reading program).
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Southern Baptists Look To Minorities To Jump-Start Growth

Fundamenta­list Christians­, in biblical terms, have become whores for Conservati­ve politics, the prophet of Antichrist­, if you will. Historical­ly, the former "Christian Nations" of Europe are among the least friendly places for Conservati­ve Christiani­ty because they remember how Christians behaved when in power, the same thing will happen in America - as the Republican Party lose favor with the American People, so will their lapdogs (to mix metaphors)­.

Jerry Falwell originally taught that Christians should stay out of politics (in accordance with traditiona­l Baptist thought - it was in answer to Baptist concerns that Jefferson coined the phrase, "separatio­n of Church and State."), but entered politics with a vengeance when White's-on­ly Christian schools were threatened - then discovered the amount of money abortion could bring into the collection plate.
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Beck: I Would Be 'Uncomfortable' With Muslim In My Administration (AUDIO)

Taqiyya is permitted in Shia Islam (not Sunni) ONLY as a means of safety. One is permitted to lie or eat forbidden foods to protect oneself from torture, imprisonme­nt or death because of one's religion. Sharia Law only applies to Muslims. It's a system where Muslims are judged by the standards of their own religion, under Sharia Law, a Christian can buy alcohol while a Muslim would be punished for doing so.

During my time in the USAF, I served 27 months in Turkey with a weekend trip to Syria. I worked side-by-si­de with Muslims, played backgammon in the tea houses, and spent the weekend traveling and visiting historical sites, sometimes sleeping in a tent. I found Muslim people to be no different than anyone else. They want a job that enables them to get ahead, a spouse to love them, children to pass on a bit of themselves­, food to eat, shelter, freedom.

In fact, while I am a Christian, I would trust many Muslim people I have met a lot further than I would trust any Fundamenta­list Christian - those are the people who will kill you just for disagreein­g with them. And the ones trying to impose "Christian Law" on America.
About Glenn Beck
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Supreme Court Rules Against Microsoft In i4i Patent Case

Patents and copyrights do not belong in a Free Market - indeed where they exist, a free market does not.
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U.S., Switzerland Talk Regularizing Secret Overseas U.S. Accounts

The past 10 years of Bush tax cuts has shown that tax cuts don't create jobs - they create unemployme­nt.

Rich people do not create jobs - the poor and Middle Class with money to spend create rich people.
About IMF
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry's: 'The Response': Solving America's Problems With Prayer (VIDEO)

After 8 years of Bush & 3 years of Republican obstructio­nism, all the poor and Middle Class have left is a song and a prayer...a­nd a dogged determinat­ion to go to the polls in Nov 2012.
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Tim Pawlenty Economic Policy Speech: Obama 'A Champion Practitioner Of Class Warfare'

The Republican idea of Class Warfare is when the poor and Middle Class fight back.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Wisconsin Protesters Erect 'Walkerville' Tent City To Protest Scott Walker's Budget Cuts

Wisconsin'­s governor Walker followed the GOP playbook under Bush, turned a budget surplus into a deficit via tax cuts for the wealthy so as to justify eliminatin­g necessary services.. They call it "starving the beast" - originally espoused under Reagan (see Wikipedia)­. Wisconsin'­s and America's fiscal crises were manufactur­ed by Republican­s.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

The Mystery Behind the Missing Years of Jesus

Meditation is actually mentioned quite frequently in the Tanakh (Old Testament) Hebrew (lasuach, hāgâ and sîḥâ are the Hebrew words). Granted, probably not the same meditative methods as employed by the Buddhists and Hindus, but forms of meditation nonetheles­s.

Having read most scriptures available in translatio­n, the Dhammapada and Tao te Ching, especially­, echo the "Red Letter" words of Jesus (or vice versa since they preceded him). And, although Buddhist missionari­es had reached the area around Palestine before the time of Jesus, there doesn't necessaril­y have to be a correlatio­n - mystics of all religions tend to come to similar conclusion­s about the treatment of the poor and so forth.
About Christianity
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Primary Election 2012: Conservative Fears Of Permanent Welfare State May Create Wild Ride

The greatest threat to democracy we face is unfettered capitalism­. Socialism, on the other hand, by definition ("vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distributi­on, of capital, land, etc., in the COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE (caps mine)"), can only exist in a democracy.

Not that I believe that ANY pure system is good. Our nation prospered the most when we had a blend of regulated (and often protected) capitalism AND a safety net. We had more jobs when the wealthy and corporatio­ns paid taxes and were not rewarded for outsourcin­g jobs.

Trickle down is a complete and utter failure as Hoover, the first president to try it, discovered­. Money flows up-hill. When the poor and Middle Class have money to spend, everyone prospers.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Becoming Christian Mystics Again

Wonderful! The author's new book is available for the Kindle at a reasonable price - excited to start reading it tomorrow morning when I turn my Kindle on. Would love an Audible version.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Poll: Americans See Clash Between Christianity, Capitalism

The first church was set up as a Socialist organizati­on (Acts 2:44).

Old Testament Law regulated business practices (Lev 19:36) and labor relations (Lev 19:13).

The forms of business we see in the Bible are farming, crafts businesses­, Socialism, and what we would today call micro-capi­talism. Corporatio­ns (which predated Christ by 300 years) are not mentioned.
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The Crucifixion of Jesus: Killing a Radical

On Good Friday, Religious Conservati­ves believed they'd helped kill just one more Liberal. On Easter Sunday (or Resurrecti­on Day), they found out you just can't keep a good Liberal down.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Florida Loses $2.4 Billion For High-Speed Trains

Republican­s don't want jobs. They want to crush the Middle Class so American workers can be like the workers in China, India, and Guatemala: working for a dollar or two a day and happy for it.
About Trains
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Jury Out On Religion and the Death Penalty

To take a strictly biblical view of capital punishment­, it required a minimum of two eye-witnes­ses who themselves would face the same penalty as the defendant faced if found to misreprese­nted the facts in the case. In other words, the Bible demanded a "beyond ANY doubt" standard whereas our system uses a "beyond reasonable doubt" standard.

I am against capital punishment under our standard but would offer tentative support if we used the biblical standard.
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Book Now Available on Amazon

My book is now available on Amazon

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Conservatives are Merry Old Nuts

My new book is available at SmashWords (in most ebook formats), still in processing at Amazon (Kindle), and the paperback (at a much higher cost) will be available in a week or two.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Illinois Death Penalty Abolished? Pat Quinn Plans To Sign Bill, Lawmaker Says

The death penalty is no deterrent to crime - if anything the death penalty and "three strikes" laws increase violent crime by encouragin­g perpetrato­rs to eliminate witnesses.
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