Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:51:43 -0600
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:22:14 -0600Activism is an intentional action with the primary goal of bringing about change through awareness. An activist is anyone who is fighting for a change in society. A person who is an activist enjoys what is among the most satisfying and rewarding lives one can live. A true activist enjoys the feeling that comes with helping others and striving towards societal change.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:59:45 -0600It is interesting that an illegal alien would dare to march in protest in someone else's country trashing their government. We have that occurring in our country today - we have illegal aliens marching in our major cities, on a Communist Holiday - May Day. These illegal immigrants add insult to injury as they march and chant; "He's Not My President". Funny really, because that's actually true, Donald Trump is not their president, as they are not American Citizens, and their president resides in the country they came from before they came here, broke in and decided not to leave.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:02:38 -0600A most powerful political maneuver affects massive numbers of voters in a voting population when a pleasing message masks the underlying truth. A frog is comfortable in water, and will be a willing participant in its own death if the temperature of the water is raised to boiling, one degree at a time. The frog is content, even up to its death because it believes that it got what it wanted.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:46:56 -0600I may not have been present in Washington D.C., or anywhere nearer to my President than FOX News that fortunately extends 4000 miles away, but in spirit I was with him since the first time he played with the idea of being a candidate in 2011. The very first thought was, finally someone who is not a politician!
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:28:34 -0600What do we do when the heat is on? Many are facing all kinds of heat and stress and pressure. These are times of surprises and challenges no matter where we look. As we watch the news and observe the tensions what are we to do? Politics appear to be a-changing. As I write, observing carefully the activities and statements emerging from The White House in Washington, there have been two or three weeks of amazing and astounding decisions, such as we would not have anticipated nor have even guessed. What is about to happen in Washington, Downing Street, London, and Moscow's Kremlin? These are politically unnerving days if you do not have the spiritual nerves and courage to see you safely through these moments that almost take your breath away. Do you want God's solution? Are you interested in the best answer available?
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:27:45 -0600Is there anyone reading this who has never worried? With The White House Washington, Brexit London and the Kremlin, Moscow occupying much of our news time on television and radio, there are many who are becoming increasingly concerned and even deeply worried. We have suddenly entered a new day politically and there are those who think this day has no dawn. Can I say something that might calm a troubled heart and impart peace to a distressed mind? What controls and masters you? Is it fear and worry? Fear and worry are terrible twins. Worry has never changed a situation in the past, and worry does not influence what will happen in the future, but it sure can wreck and ruin and mess up today!
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:58:33 -0600The Governor of California and the left is going to blame Global Warming and the Republicans for one of the biggest dam breaches in US history, that is if that dam break comes to fruition, but please do not be so na?ve to listen. Beware of those who point fingers and try pointing a few back at them or hand them their mirrors. Let's talk about the Oroville California dam crisis, it's a major news story indeed.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:13:23 -0600Wikileaks looks tame compared to the "sieve" we seem to have in our government. We lost a great Atty.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:42:22 -0600What the wall literally and figuratively means - Donald Trump the President of the United States of America has been successfully undoing the decades of efforts taken to bring about communal harmony in America. Being a Cosmopolitan country at its best, in spite of the minor scuffles on interracial issues, the cities and the suburbs alike have been slowly progressing towards a more permissible attitude in the minds of the people towards people of other races. All this has been undone by the President's declaration that he is going to build a wall on the Southern Border to...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:49:48 -0600Christiane Amanpour, globetrotting international journalist of exceptional professionalism and talent, interviewed an obviously affluent, educated, suave French lady on the streets of Paris very early Saturday morning after the terrorist attack there in November 2015. Speaking softly, but deliberately, showing little emotion, the French woman, when asked her thoughts on the horrific Friday evening of mayhem in her country, responded, "Immigration of today is the terrorism of tomorrow." Simple but stirring, painful but poignant, difficult but distressing, a call to attention for what we must consider here in our own country, the United States of America, lest we, ourselves, become even more complacent and ignore the obvious out of a false sense of obligation to the destitute and needy of the entire world.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:46:50 -0600The theme of "Make America Great Again" is a rehash of the successful Republican strategy in the 1920 election which called for a return to "Normalcy.". When this election is viewed in historical perspective, we see that Trump's message was essentially anti-change. His changes attempt to reverse irresistible demographic, economic, and international forces best understood through the lens of Big History..
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:02:04 -0600Many Americans are waiting to see how President Trump will address illegal immigration and immigrants. Emotions aside, what is a good way to think about this illegal immigration issue? Two ways are presented. One is to see illegal immigrants as fake Americans, including the millions who have overstayed their visas. Another is to see them as home invaders, breaking into our private space and threatening our welfare.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:45:06 -0600Donald Trump, the vocal opponent of ISIS, has already demonstrated in his campaign and early weeks in office that his values are too close to those of ISIS for the comfort of American democratic principles. Recognizing and combating the methods and values of the "radicalized" and extremist Trump base is essential for continuity of American democracy.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:41:42 -0600With his henchmen behind him Donald Trump continues his sporadic, neurotic and self inflicting behavior that typifies a person on the edge. This wouldn't be so bad in itself but when we have a President of the United States behaving as only the Trumpseter knows how to do the country and the rest of the world are beginning to realize that this one person could in fact unleash untold damage to the republic of the United States and could realistically shove this nation toward international conflicts that could lead to a world war. That being said the fact of the...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:39:39 -0600The Greeks and their amazing idea of defeating Troy with what appeared to be a gift, which was in fact a cleverly disguised military weapon hiding the elements of their demise and it was unique. The enemy soldiers inside the Trojan Horse succeeded in giving entry to the Greek army, and as they say, the rest is history.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:23:44 -0600As a college student I not only had tuition bills but a family to support. So a part time/full time job was necessary.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:19:14 -0600Is it a lack of English Education that many politicians and so called Journalist lack? What is so difficult to understand about what is behind the EO as it relates to the seven countries?
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:12:21 -0600In the past, actors did most of their talking in the films that they were in, and there would have been what they said in interviews, for instance. This would have related to the talk shows that they were on and the magazines that they were featured in.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:42:58 -0600Many countries, developed or underdeveloped, have struggled mightily to solve the problem of electoral malpractice for decades, but with minimal success. The situation has been augumented by the advancement of technology in which computer hackers can manipulate the voting machines and gain easy access to crucial voter information. Unfortunately, these cyber criminals use this information to influence the outcomes of the elections. To avenge their unfair defeat, some legislators have resorted to taking the law into their own hands by engaging in political violence or civil disobedience. When such lawlessness happens, the innocent women and children are the ones who bear the heavy burdens of their crimes. It is hoped that the eleven commandments discussed here will help shade light on the best way to cope with the unfair loss of an election and turn the defeat into a win.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 06:50:11 -0600Billionaire President Donald Trump is now the leader of the Free World and he is also the epitome of the 'Unreasonable Man' and that is definitely self-evident. Whether you like Donald Trump or his style is quite immaterial, fore he is our president thus, you have to admit; love him or hate him, he is a president that is going to shape humanity's future, and ground zero is Washington DC, which I might add, it is a long time coming.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:41:53 -0600It has increasingly become a fashion to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi in an extremely disquieting way that no sane human being would appreciate. Of course, those who perform these irritatingly annoying tasks would not agree with me and might even deem my statement to be sacrilegious but I beg you to think pragmatically and answer this question, Are the acts performed during the days of Eid Miladun Nabi rationally acceptable?
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:37:58 -0600What Does Donald Trump Say About Mexicans? Since the first day of his campaign back in June 2005, Donald Trump has been recorded several times making racially charged statements.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:07:00 -0600Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Face Book, Uber, Google, eBay, Tesla, along with a host of others are in favor of terrorism! That is exactly the message that is being sent by the actions of these cowardly companies as they mount opposition to the Immigration Issue ordered by the "Big Bad Wolf!
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:39:58 -0600Stories. Our world loves them. And so do we!
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:38:00 -0600Oh how sweet it is! Not only did the conservative right get the last laugh at the polls, current actions from the desk and office of President Trump are pretty much stuffing words back into the mouths of his detractors.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:14:14 -0600Does anybody else see the irony in the great technologists of Silicon Valley railing against the Trump Administration for hampering the economic prosperity of our youth, restricting immigration and diversity, and fostering income inequality. Today's technologists would be well advised to reflect on their own complicity with what's wrong with our world and think about "high tech" solutions for addressing those problems before opting for "low brow" criticism and cheap shots for those currently charged with meeting and overcoming the challenges that await us.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:32:14 -0600During an American presidential election, people from all over the world can stay up to date with what is taking place. As a result of this, these people can have their own views when it comes to who should end up in the white house.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:41:59 -0600The two words feel connected. Crisis and Opportunity. Despite the long-term error inherent in the claim that the Chinese character for crisis signifies opportunity, our own experience can reveal the law of contradiction expressed in the paradoxical relationship.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:02:18 -0600An Unjustified Ban Donald Trump did the unthinkable as he sat in the president's chair. What was thought of as mere rhetoric for the election has turned out to be a reality? Something that cannot be brushed aside.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:01:25 -0600Like many Americans on November 9th, I was very disappointed, upset, angry, and scared to hear that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. But by 9 o'clock on November 8th, the truth was already settling in. Twitter was erupting with fear and concern as Trump took the lead in many unexpected states.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:30:24 -0600The recent political activities across the world have brought a resurgence of several novels written in the first half of the last century. In fact, George Orwell's 1984 has risen to the top of the Amazon best seller list. Another classic, Brave New World by Aldus Huxley, is currently among the best sellers.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:14:54 -0600Have you noticed that our President and Dignitaries on Air Force One and Air Force Two have to walk up stairs to get in? Why? Shouldn't they have escalators on those portable stairs? Remember how much trouble Hillary Clinton had getting into her little leased Boeing 737? If she had won the presidency in November of 2016, she wouldn't be able to make it up all those stairs into a 747 which is twice the uphill hike as that little 737. Russian President Putin doesn't have an escalator either but his aircraft is much smaller than a Boeing 747 like Air Force One, in fact side-by-side, it looks like a toy, although it does have a nice interior (cite: 1).
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:42:43 -0600As the winter of discontent surges to every corner of the globe there are painful reminders of who many voted for last fall. The hindsight of which too many failed to heed the warnings of Senator Sanders has surfaced through the national consciousness. Yet, our democracy in action paved the way for a demigod, narcissistic and power hungry individual to gain the seat of power.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:25:53 -0600Will Donald Trump Be a Good President? With the shock of the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election starting to subside and even hardcore Democrats finally starting to resign to the idea of living under a Donald Trump presidency, one question is on the lips of most Americans - will Donald Trump be a good president? 93% Republicans and 6% Democrats have no doubt about it, but apolitical people and staunch Democrats, including many women and non-white people have serious doubts.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:41:27 -0600If someone lives in America, they are likely to know that Donald Trump is the new president of America. But even if they don't live there, this could still be something that they are aware of.
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:10:13 -0600Former President Obama delivered a Press Conference on NSA Surveillance on August 9, 2013. This article discusses the deceptive and propagandist elements of what he said, to clarify the structure of stated claims that belie the evidence, in general.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:21:10 -0600A theocracy is religious, whereas a democracy is rational. In a theocracy, the population is governed by officials who believe they are guided by a god, always, of course, the one true god. Even when the governing body is chosen in a system of elections, the evolution of a state can drift into a theocratic form of rule over time. Theocracies are not known as champions of liberty or personal freedoms. Religious dogmas tend to be incorporated into laws. In countries where theocracy is prevalent, the rights of women, religious minorities, non-believers, gays and lesbians are curtailed. This essay describes how the election of Donald Trump and the cabinet nominees he has picked are cause to worry about a drift into an American theocracy, with attendant losses of liberty.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:20:41 -0600I have been writing articles for fifteen years. My goal as been to encourage people to look at themselves, their inner workings and their relationships as a way to come closer to others as a world community. As such, I see it as our responsibility to understand each other, learn what is important to others and find ways we can work together in our common interest. I have heard from many people over the years who are working to find a productive and cooperative way to live in peace with others.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:01:05 -0600The phrase "Black Lives Matter" creates a lot of charge among, especially, white people. We tend to feel we're being put down or invalidated, and we respond by saying "All lives matter." This article (which could also be written about brown, Asian, transgender, gay and lesbian people) gives an analogy to show why it's important to say "Black Lives Matter."
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:04:55 -0600Battle of UP is as prestigious as 'Battle of Stalingrad 1942'. If UP falls into opposition BJP will be encircled from three directions Bihar, UP, and Delhi. This will not be good for the party wanting to implement many political, economic, and defence reforms. After the massive defeat of Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler stated, "War God went to their side". Will the UP elections be same for Prime Minister Modi is what political observers are eagerly watching?
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:36:05 -0600It came before Trump, so he cannot be blamed for it. I'm not sure what can, but the divide between the Left and the Right has now come into lounge rooms, workplaces, not just the public squares, and especially through social media platforms everywhere.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:50:26 -0600After an upsetting and unsettling election whar do we do now. All may seem lost but some time will help to sort things out. We must heal and become stronger than before.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:29:50 -0600Did you hear the news and root your feet in the grass feeling like you were sinking in quicksand? The words hit all cultures when the announcement was made of who is the new President of the United States of America. Friendship does not need to suffer because people differ in their vote, but everyone has lost something at the end of the election.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:11:42 -0600HARDLY does the issue need to be named, yet many in the church today are falling for something that was only eradicated seventy years ago. The rise of a fascist threat on the global stage that promises clandestinely (at this stage) to take no prisoners; the church in its wake, ensconced.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:01:10 -0600It was 10:45 am on Inauguration Eve, I was sitting on my couch all alone in Nashville, the confirmation hearings were playing in the background, and I looked up to see an airplane flying in the sky on the upper right-hand corner of my tv. He was headed to Washington, in a plane that didn't have his name in big letters on the side. I wasn't sure if it was Airforce One or not, but I immediately turned off the television and sat in silence.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:55:58 -0600There have been discussions, debates, speeches, arguments, vicious verbal attacks, physical attacks, hatred, lies, tears, depression, and disbelief over the recent US presidential election. None of that really surprises me. But the rhetoric of some indicates they may not see the bigger picture.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:16:25 -0600Voting is not simply a right, but a duty for an American citizen. A duty is an obligation of a citizen to sustain their government. In the military, we characterize our service as duty to our country. It what we give back to our country to insure its stability, its success and its greatness in the world. Yes, voting is our duty!
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:36:58 -0600Recent political events have suggested a boisterous new character to feature in comic strips and children's books. Readers, publishers and purveyors might welcome the advent of a new comic hero who knows everyone in Hollywood and wants to be famous all over the world. Popular children's books, like, for example, Wind in the Willows with Toad of Toad Hall, have succeeded with a central character who is an adult person portrayed as a lovable animal that behaves like a spoilt child. The Disney Corporation might take an interest, seeing a new Donald Duck in the form of a large pink elephant surrounded by a troop of sycophantic baboons.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:21:33 -0600While there are going to be a number musicians and actors, who are generally going to keep their views to themselves, there are others who are going to take a different approach. As a result of this, they are not going to hold back when it comes to what they think about certain topics.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:28:36 -0600Presidential candidates have used media, and in more recent years, social media, to communicate and connect with their voters. After being elected, Presidents have continued to use various media to keep the people of the country informed of the administration's policies and notable actions and achievements.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:58:03 -0600Why are the elites of Hollywood busy eating filet mignon and drinking the finest wine, walking on red carpets with gun toting security in designer clothes giving themselves awards and accolades while they are selling us out to the Chinese? Why does Meryl Streep believe she can use the stage to trash our next president? Of all the hypocrisy in the world, this has to take the cake, and it is totally out of touch with Middle Class America.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:56:21 -0600Why is it that a Democrat Congressman with previous ethics violations continues to cause conflict in America? How is it that such people rise to the top of the food chain in the leadership ranks of the Democrat Party? Isn't inciting a riot a crime? We know a season is 90-days, or three months, but do we really need over 3-months of protests in America, isn't the American Psyche getting protest fatigue? Is this all the left-side of the political spectrum has anymore?
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:12:17 -0600It is time for women to start discussing and filter what the fourth wave of feminism is going to be in the 21st Century. Will women begin to move backward toward not caring about equal pay, contraceptive, abortion rights, misogyny, sexual harassment in the workplace and domestic violence, because those issues have not gone way in North America; nor in the global hemisphere. Women need to decide where they will sit at the table as we move away from the first edifice, of the new century. We must take these issues seriously for our daughters, mothers, nieces, and friends. We must get to the business of figuring out what history will say about us in the fourth wave of feminism.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:57:25 -0600When Abraham Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg Address that a new birth of freedom would ensue in the American republic in the wake of the American Civil War in order to perpetuate a republican government of the People, by the People, and for the People, he did not realize the intent of a vicious Republican Congress to alter the U.S. Constitution to abrogate the power of the States under the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights. And after Lincoln was assassinated, the federal government did exactly what Lincoln had not wanted them to do in order to punish the Southern States and eliminate State power under the U.S. Constitution. The intent of the 14th Amendment was to give the federal government total power over the States' right to regulate their own People. In the 10th Amendment, the States and the People are regarded as the same. Lincoln's Vice-President, Andrew Johnson, opposed the 14th Amendment and the Republican Congress tried to impeach him for doing so. What will President-Elect Donald Trump do, as the 45th U.S. President, to correct what has been done to this republic by evil men and women? Read on...
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:07:19 -0600As the sun was setting over the Western sky Tom Hardy was putting the finishing touches on a news story for tomorrows paper. With so many people still in disbelief over this past years election Tom was duty bound to find tangible proof that Donald Trump not only conned the American public but is engineering a most sinister agenda against millions of Americans. His story is not about the public enemies that are so portrayed in the movies most notably by James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart but about how Donald Trump and the Republicans are aiming to do a full...
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:34:13 -0600President Obama in his final days in office is doing everything he can to save ObamaCare, but the reality is, there is nothing to save. Most are drowning in ultra-high premiums and unusable health care insurance due to super exorbitant deductibles. Those who are actually qualified for ObamaCare (Affordable Health Care Act) don't have any choices, can't pick their doctors, and most of those who are supposed to pay something - are not even paying their premiums. The entire ObamaCare program is a disaster. What does our lame duck president want to save? There is nothing to save, and the Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) is about to implode on its own - it isn't savable as it is.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 06:47:22 -0600When Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy, and called himself an admitted socialist, I thought to myself "oh my god, they want to turn America into Venezuela," and then I remember back in 2013 when Venezuela fell apart after so many mistakes by Hugo Chavez, their socialist President, turned quasi-dictator. Meanwhile, I found it interesting that Democrats in our country said Venezuela's meltdown didn't have anything to do with socialism, rather they said it had to do with poor leadership mistakes made by the President there. Well, yes, but he did all the things socialist leaders do when they get into power.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:39:29 -0600Voters can make a difference in their lives if they consider political engagement at the policy level. It's simple, empowering and has been done before.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:26:01 -0600It seems today, the American Voter, or at least half of them look towards the government whenever there is a problem. They want the government to fix it - the problem is the government bureaucracy can barely take care of itself, much less all of us. And, even if they could give you everything you want, big governments are notoriously bad for societies in the long-term, as they can take everything you have when they no longer need you. Cite: History.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:33:45 -0600Although we may claim that the world has gravitates from authoritarian rulership and that most countries in the world operate under a democratic ambience, but in certain parts of the world and over certain organisations preside some leaders who still lord over their followers without giving them a say at all in the affairs. Every nation and society has its own leader, but what distinguishes the smart leaders in the world today from the bosses and the not-so-smart leaders? Consider the following traits.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:06:48 -0600Now, what next? Will Trump declare a crusade against Muslims? Will he drive all the immigrants out of the US? Will he impose curbs on women and dehumanize them? Will he unleash a tempest of Islamophobic, xenophobic sentiments to trigger widespread riots and unrest all across the world as predicted by the left-liberals?
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:12:11 -0600Donald Trump's appointment of numerous former and current generals to cabinet posts is truly remarkable. Although it may be perceived as a "get tough" approach to protect America's core interests overseas, it also serves as a domestic military command should America come under attack domestically - even against its own citizens legally protesting government policies.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:02:11 -0600Is the political career of the social justice warrior dead? Are they needed anymore? With all the so-called progress they've made you'd think they'd want to take a victory lap - and yet, just as they were preparing to do that, and take it one step further, their movement was caught short by a larger wave - a Tsunami and Rogue Wave of common sense. Still, the buzz words of equality, sustainability, social justice are still alive and well at our academic institutions and they are not going to give up without a fight. Many are banding together in solidarity to show their groupthink ideals by way of protest and propaganda.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:00:45 -0600Recently, in an open letter that hit social media and our community by storm, a local University professor blasted Donald Trump in a non-factual tirade, where are the fact-checkers when you need them, right? His open letter to the faculty, staff, students and community sounded like he stood on moral high ground as he begged the readers to sign the letter and forward it to their social media sites.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:46:28 -0600Capitalism in America has corrupted our democracy. How have we come to let the interest of the wealthy few represent the policies affecting the majority of the people?
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:44:15 -0600Globalization is one of the most important topics that affect our world. One of the more recent problems in the world has been that of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, known as Brexit. The U.K. held a vote to decide whether to stay in the E.U. or leave, and with a 51.9 percent majority they decided to leave. Rita Ricketts Director of Blackwell Projects said, "People voted for Brexit because they were angry and felt marginalized." This led to unrest in the population, due to uncertainty of the future and the potential downfall of the United Kingdom. This paper will discuss some of the economic and political issues that the United Kingdom now faces.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:37:49 -0600The Republican Party base propped the established leaders of the Republican Party up under the falsehoods fed to them for the purpose of the old established Republican Party keeping their self gains in constant movement. With the constant failure's of the other political party the old propped up leadership of the Republican Party is being taken down with the opposition political party.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:18:45 -0600Back in 2013 I recall having a conversation about politics at our think tank, the Republicans had just lost and Barack Obama was reelected for another 4-years and everyone in the media told us that the Republican Party might not ever win another election and that it was over. Fast forward today and we see that it is the Democratic Party that is splintered and in need of a rebuild. So, let's talk about the pendulum of American Politics shall we?
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:07:49 -0600Not long ago, I talked with a gentleman who'd gone to college here to learn how to become a teacher, he then moved back to India. He was extremely interested in our crazy 2016 Presidential Election. In looking at the elections in his own country and ours in the US, he made some interesting comments, and our think tank took notice because he is not alone in his belief system about US politics as we've surveyed many others who feel similar. My acquaintance from India stated.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:09:50 -0600Many are wondering it really can't be Christmas especially after this past years election. The travesty of it all. Through-out the land perplexed and bewildered individuals numbering in the millions remain shell shocked in disbelief.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:15:16 -0600Donald J. Trump received 306 Electoral Votes, surpassing the necessary 270 electoral votes. However, the Electoral College has not voted on the 306 votes yet. That will be done at the State Capitols on December 19th. According to the New York Times on December 5, 2016, one Republican Christopher Suprun, a Republican presidential elector, one of 538 people will not give Trump his electoral votes. Suprun said he is opposed based on Trump's daily disqualifying policies. He says that Trump continues to stoke fears, bypassing opportunities to memorialize Ohio State after an attack there. His obsessive Tweets during the middle of the night. He engages in demagogy and will not detach from his business ties in Argentina, Bahrain, Taiwan and Turkey. Suprun feels he would be up for impeachment within the first year in office. Plus, his military choices like Gen Michael T. Flynn. He claims that Trump has a lack of duty and honor to the Constitution and he will not give him the electoral votes he holds as a presidential elector.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:55:55 -0600During this last 2016 Presidential Election we noted a significant turn-out, but even that was only 58.6%, which was 135.6 million people, but realize that means 41.4% of our population did not vote. The total number of eligible voters in the US in 2016 was 231,556,622. What happened to everyone who didn't vote? Don't tell me they didn't care. Maybe we make it too difficult, maybe people didn't want to automatically be signed up for jury duty. Maybe voters are apathetic for other reasons - but I ask what if it were easier to vote, especially in the presidential years?
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:03:52 -0600First of all, if you did vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton because you thought they'd make a good president (no sense in even suggesting the word "great") you ought to get your head examined. The vast majority of Americans recognize there are huge problems facing the United States- from economics to health to the environment to the social services- which require significant reform beyond anything Washington politicians- left or right- have proposed for decades. Yet time after time, and election after election, this vast majority of Americans duly trudge to the polls to deliver their...
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:03:25 -0600The media is still scratching its head as to why Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump, when the answer lies a little close for comfort. In the fact that the media, along with the conventional Democratic Party, has been disconnected to the real problems of the American public for years, if not decades.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:54:23 -0600With the rise of president elect Donald Trump, it's becoming increasingly obvious that he will be using his Manhattan trump headquarters as a major venue for governing in the presidency. It's also becoming increasingly evident that there needs to be a new popular term or terms coined to describe this venue, for both reporting and populist usage. I would like to be the first to formally suggest either "The Manhattan White House" or the "Gotham City White House".
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:40:37 -0600Soon it will be Christmas and all thru the land not an economist was stirred by all the hype that Trump brought into the land. Forecast after forecast by the media paints a rosy picture unaware of what really lies ahead. But, still it is Christmas, a time that should provide good holiday cheer.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:20:44 -0600The only way to end wars on earth is democracy. The entire world becoming democratic will mean the end of war and famine forever. Democracies don't go to war with each other.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:39:48 -0600Does anyone remember the Republican predictions of disaster during the last eight years? They warned us what could happen if Obama was elected President and if Congress was controlled by Democrats.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:50:19 -0600Donald Trump's election victory represented a stunning embarrassing and humiliating blow to the credibility of media, pundits and pollsters. Despite their deep resources, their quantitative analysis was - for lack of a better word - "trumped" by the qualitative decisions by the large undecided block of voters as well as those who cleverly hid their intentions throughout the campaign.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:28:45 -0600Is it just me or is there a divided world emerging? We probably all know it's always been there. But with the advent of society's problem with and reaction to political correctness gone too far, the divisions are emerging everywhere and they're affecting lives - separating good friends, for instance, because the sharp malalignment of even one passionately felt issue disintegrates their affection.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:40:19 -0600How to deal with what just happened. A ready guide on how to realize optimism.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:32:56 -0600The article deals with the aftermath of the incidents following the law of demonetization being passed in the country. Further, it deals with how the people are coping with it.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:37:25 -0600It was a given that someone would call for a recount of the votes cast during the 2016 presidential election. This call for a recount is becoming a growing trend since the Florida election recount of the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, and augmented by the Washington gubernatorial election recount of 2004, the Vermont Auditor of Accounts election of 2006, the Florida congressional elections of 2006, and the United States Senate election in Minnesota in 2008.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:45:32 -0600Even though the presidential election has come to an end, it doesn't mean that everyone is willing to accept the result. There are going to be plenty of people who are still in shock, even though a number of weeks have now passed.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:40:06 -0600We can continue down the path of war, hatred, greed and violence and obliterate ourselves, or we can create a new paradigm. The old paradigm is run by authorities who have grown-up bodies, but their brains are functioning as a six-year-old. At the moment six-year-old bullies are continually stirring up trouble to overrun humanity. We are at a crossroads. You can be a part of creating the new paradigm! Learn more at http://radianceproject.org/
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:56:01 -0600Now that the presidential election has ended, it has given people the opportunity to focus on something else. Therefore, if someone was caught up with what was taking place; their life may have gone back to how it was.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:52:13 -0600How does the mainstream media works in America - An inside look Recently, many Democratic and Socialist friends of mine have commented on how the media provides Donald Trump unfair amounts of coverage while Bernie Sanders' mentions, even in the last leg of his race, didn't come close. I couldn't help but wonder if Donald Trump won the election without much coverage of his rhetorics and went on to act on the signature promises of his campaign, like the Muslim ban or the border wall, the same friends would go, "Oh, the media never told us."...
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:16:35 -0600On November 8, 2016, in a political shock that turned the system upside down, Donald J. Trump pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in electoral votes and won the United States presidency.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:30:10 -0600This article discusses how we allow fear to rules our lives, which ultimately stunts our growth and keeps us from becoming our best selves. The current Presidential Election provides us with the perfect metaphor.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:17:50 -0600Former President Ronald Reagan was known as the "Great Communicator." Reagan is remembered for his dynamic delivery skills and optimistic messages. We can learn how to be more effective speakers and communicators by reviewing three key qualities in President Reagan's public speaking style:
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:01:03 -0600For the past two years we have been warning that the was a major trend change coming that would affect the global economy, global currencies, politics, & your family's financial well-being. We highlighted that the driving theme of these major changes would be the loss of confidence & rising distrust in Government.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:18:43 -0600The nation is arguably as divided as it was in the years leading up to the election of Abraham Lincoln - and we all know how that turned out. Divisions are nearly equally divided not just between Democrats and Republicans and liberals and conservatives, but as well between urban and rural, young and old, educated and not so much and the prosperous and the have nots. There are more divisions, but this listing makes the point. So, what a wellness enthusiast to think and, more important, do about such a state of national affairs. A few suggestions are highlighted.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:55:12 -0600Sorry to have to break it to you. The truth is that President-elect Donald Trump is not anti-establishment. Certainly he is the opposite to Hillary Clinton in many ways; he will bring different policies to the country and a new look to the White House. Yet these two are only opposite in the same way day is different from night. Day and night together make up one 24 hour cycle of a calendar day. Similarly, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton together comprised the whole of the 2016 presidential election.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:27:14 -0600In today's chaotic world one can relate to the Doors rendition of "Riders On The Storm". We as a society especially after the Trump election victory that's if you can call it that, precludes that we all are riders on a storm. A storm of unimaginable upheaval in the world around.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:55:42 -0600A number of days have passed since Donald Trump won the presidential election, but this doesn't mean that everyone has come to terms with what has taken place. There are plenty of people who can't get their head around what has happened.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:45:18 -0600Democrats and Republicans have always been at odds in politics. Since the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Americans reached a tipping point even back then. After World War II, America wanted to help as many people as they could and that theme has carried over into the 21st Century of politics. Since the New Deal was devised, it was a revolutionary boon for the Democratic Party. Forever thankful would the people be for helping them survive after the war that devastated families who lost so much.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:06:48 -0600When someone has achieved a certain level of fame, there are a number of things that they can do. On one hand, they could use it to increase their income; with their being a number of ways that this can be done.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:47:33 -0600The 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is sparking heated debate and causing great division between America and her citizens. If our nation is to move forward in a positive direction, working together, not against one another, is the key. We must put our differences aside for the greater good.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:26:37 -0600Even though that the presidential election is over, it doesn't mean that everyone is going to carry on with their life. Instead, there are going to be people who are consumed by what has taken place.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:25:28 -0600Donald Trump has won the presidency. How can he affect the United States and the real estate industry he belongs to once he assumes office on January 20, 2017? This article gives off some of these possibilities.