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Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:23:15 -0600


Gun Policy, And Sanity: 5 Challenges

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:02:55 -0600

Doesn't it seem, nearly every week, we hear about some incident, where someone or several individuals are killed, and/ or wounded, by someone, armed, with a gun? In the United States, our citizens, and government, have a far different position, towards addressing these threats, than in most of the rest of the free world. Statistics clearly indicate, in America, there are more shootings, and gun - related, killings, than in the rest of the world, combined.

Why Trump Supporters Still Still Support Him: 5 Possibilities

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:06:00 -0600

The 2016 Presidential election, was perhaps, the most polarizing one, in recent memory. Unfortunately, rather than the American citizens coming together, for the common good, and seeking a viable, meeting of the minds, we have witnessed a divided nation, where liberals/ progressives, have opposed conservatives, and there has been, precious, little, middle - ground, where well - intentioned people, have been ready, willing, and able to seek, a degree of compromise, etc! Those of us, who have never supported, Donald Trump, have been challenged, to agree, to nearly anything positive, his being President of the United States, means and represents,...

Paths to a Nonviolent America

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:42:28 -0600

Once again we are wracking our brains trying to find an effective way to combat violence in our country, most recently in our schools. Fighting anything suggests that we are approaching the issue with violent means. We seem to forget that such approaches only add fuel to the fire.

Send in the Clowns

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:06:27 -0600

Our times in America are unprecedented. Our way of life is under attack, from the absurd to the preposterous. The assaults come from all directions and are relentless. We are at war and few true Americans realize it. While we fight in Afghanistan and Syria, the real assault is taking place here at home. The time is now and the choice is yours.

The Unspoken Secret Behind America's Decline

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:01:02 -0600

America society is declining at an alarming rate. More people are homeless, more kids in single-parent homes or no homes at all and drugs are overwhelming our system. Churches are now arguing they're all the same while Islam is muscling its way into mainstream America.Underlying our terrifying free fall to Third World status is an obvious answer no one wants to acknowledge. Come along as we explore ground zero of our destruction.

America Stands For FREEDOM

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:58:00 -0600

How can we hope to Make America Great Again, until/ unless, we focus on what it means, to be an America, and what differentiates the United States, and, should, make us proud to be citizens? While we have observed, the core supporters of President Donald J. Trump, appear motivated, and buy - into, what they perceive this means, we've also noticed, this particular messenger, articulates his message, with a large degree of empty rhetoric, and promises, filled with vitriol, and apparent, prejudice, and bias!

System and Lifeworld

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:10:26 -0600

Societies can be divided into two spheres of action: system and lifeworld. The system is the place for strategic actions using cognitive rationality for the purpose of achieving certain worldly goals. Lifeworld is the environment of human beings in their families and communities engaging themselves in communicative actions.

Politics: Rhetoric Versus Reality: 5 Examples

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:59:44 -0600

Decades ago, the late, Senator Charles Goodell, said, Politicians are like antelopes, When things get tough, they paint their behinds white, and run, with the herd. While this has probably, always, been true, for many of those, in elected office, we have recently been witnessing, a level of empty rhetoric and populist promises, as never seen before, in recent memory. Since this has also been accompanied, by partisan politics, to the extreme, our nation, and its essential principles, of the highest commitment to American freedoms, and rights, has seemed to suffer, and be threatened!

Ramifications Of Trump's Actions: 5 Cases

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:58:32 -0600

Whether one is a supporter, or opposes, President Donald J. Trump, everyone must agree, we have never, in recent memory, experienced, anyone, who has conducted himself, as he has! While he maintains the strong support of his core supporters and followers, largely because, they have bought - into his rhetorical, vision, and are motivated, and agree with his rhetoric, and vitriol, many others, feel considerably, uneasy, because of the potential ramifications, of some of his actions, and words.

Principled Positions, Hypocrisy, Double-Standard, Or Politics?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:22:30 -0600

If you are like me, you observe, what our elected officials, do, and say, and wonder, why we even refer to them, as representatives, when, it, so often, seems, the only one, many of them represent, is their own self - interests, and personal agenda. While this has been true, for generations, never has it been, as apparent, as in this past year, since the election of Donald Trump, as President of the United States, simultaneously, with the domination of both houses of Congress, by the same political party, the Republican Party, or G.O.

Why We Must Resist Trump's Challenges To Our Freedoms: 5 Examples

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:06:23 -0600

In what will probably be considered, in history, as an historic Presidential election, in November, 2016, the United States elected Donald J. Trump, to be our 45th President. His core supporters, largely, agreed with his campaign message, Make America Great Again, although his message, was, often, short on details, but, based on rhetoric, vitriol, and often - empty rhetoric!

The Mystery And Miracle Of The Thirteen People

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:18:50 -0600

I was in a traumatic accident in October 2017. The lose of being able to use my right hand is challenging, but during my recovery I have taken time to reflect on life. The following true story gives me hope. If we lose hope we have nothing. I recall the moment when I realized that I witnessed miraculous healings from thirteen people who had nothing in common except the phenomenon that they survived death at a time when medicine had exhausted all hope.

Ego Over Nation? Welcome To Trump World! 4 Examples

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:03:20 -0600

Wouldn't the nation, be best - served, if our leaders, prioritized our common good, rather than any personal agenda, and/ or self - interest, and were ready to admit, no one possesses all the answers, to every question and/ or challenge? If our leaders openly considered alternatives and options, in a bi - partisan, cooperative manner, would we not, be able to achieve, more, which might benefit the nation, and its citizens? However, regardless of whether, one supports President Trump, or opposes him, there must be agreement, his philosophy is My way or the highway, rather than being unifying, and, for...

The African-American With Lewis and Clark

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:34:59 -0600

Everyone knows the story of Lewis and Clark and their journey from Camp Wood near St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. The expedition set out in May 14,1804 with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. But very little is known of one of their very important companions. He was a black man named York.

Behaving Like A President: 4 Examples

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:06:19 -0600

Whether one supports, or opposes, the existing leader of the free world, President Donald Trump, most agree, his behavior, rhetoric, and focus, differs, significantly, from any previous holder of this office, in recent memory! For better or worse, and/ or rightly or wrongly, American citizens, the media, and the rest of the world, expect a certain quality and level of behavior, which others appreciate, respect, and consider, to be, Presidential (whatever that might mean!)!

Leadership and Mediocrity

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:41:40 -0600

If there is anything that is lacking on earth today, it is leadership that has its heads above the water. Almost all leaders are bent on personal ego trip. This is manifested in different forms.

Examine The 5 P's Of Prospective Political Leaders

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:56:29 -0600

With all the challenges, the world faces, today, now, perhaps, more than ever, we need political leaders, who are up - to - the - task, and ready, for prime time! Unfortunately, voters often elect, individuals, who focus more on articulating a populist message, than those, who are well - prepared, and are capable of making well - considered decisions, even when these might not be popular. Obviously, the past, election, for President of the United States, pitted, one individual, who articulated a populist, somewhat - negative, often, vitriol - filled, message, and had no previous public service, but was known,...

Beware Of The Political SPIN

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:10:41 -0600

Many years ago, Michael J. Fox, starred, in a television series. Spin City, where he portrayed a political adviser to the mayor, and, although, the show, was a comedy, pointed out, the degree of SPIN, which is such an intimate component, of our politics, politicians, and political system.

Party-Line Politics: 5 Reasons It's Permitted To Continue

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:18:26 -0600

We often witness, our public officials, performing in such a manner, and/ or focusing, on their personal agenda, and self - interest, rather than the needs, goals, priorities, and best interests, of our citizens. While this is certainly, nothing new, we have seen this behavior, going to extremes, in the past few years. Never, in recent memory, have we witnessed, as much partisan politics, as we are presently experiencing and witnessing, nor as much, apparent, dysfunctional governing!

What The World Needs Now Are CALMING Leaders

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:17:20 -0600

Regardless of one's political orientation, or which candidates and policies, one supports and endorses, most would agree, we are living in stressful, tense times, etc! While, there may be differences, of opinions, regarding, how to proceed, and address the needs, goals, and priorities, there should be nearly - universal agreement, the world would consistently benefit, from having CALMING leadership! In these times, of President Donald Trump, and often, excessive dependence on populist rhetoric and empty promises, combined with excessive vitriol, and a tendency to avoid personal responsibility, and resorting to blaming and complaining, wouldn't a re - dedication, to calm leadership, which...

The Blood Moon and Our Collective Destiny

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:12:36 -0600

There has been talks about the implications of the current full moon that analysts call Blood moon. For those who do not know, 31st January 2018 will witness a period when the moon is nearest to the earth. This will give it such a larger than life appearance that the phenomenon is generally described as super-moon.

Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:53:14 -0600

Female genital mutilation is a form of abuse that 3 million women are at risk of worldwide every year. What is and why is it not widely understood? FGM is practiced in 29 African countries and several countries across Asia and the Middle East. The 'cutting' of women's genital parts causes serious health problems, and sometimes death. It is a form of abuse that must be stopped. Despite claims made by certain people that it is a religious practice, it is not. FGM is not condoned by any main religions holy book. In fact, it is often seen as a sin because it is both physical and emotional abuse. How can we stop FGM?

The 6 P's Of Why The Best Candidate Often Doesn't Win

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:21:00 -0600

How often do we hear someone, say, May the best man win, only, to discover, being the most qualified, often, has very little, to do with, the inevitable result? In America, we have consistently, observed, nearly, as many times, the less - qualified individual winning an election, as the individual, who might be better suited and ready for prime time. Perhaps, this has come - to - a - head, and more obvious, this past year, because of the unusual leadership, which resulted from the election, of someone with no previous public service, Donald Trump, to the highest office in our land!

How Are Genuises Made?

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:17:55 -0600

Geniuses are simply humans that do not conform to the prevailing intellectual straightjacket of knowledge. They may face severe persecution from the conventional custodians of knowledge. But that implies that they are more or less rebels against the status quo.

What Ever Happened To Public Fiscal Responsibility? 5 Examples

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:11:40 -0600

America, often, becomes significantly weaker, when elected officials, proceed, with a populist message, focused on empty promises, and rhetoric, without considering the fiscal, financial, and/ or economic needs, and ramifications. While nations may accumulate deficits, and generally do, in the long - run, it often compromises, their true sustainability, and abilities to face the future, in the best, most sustainable manner! The discussion, often, becomes little more than politics - as - usual, versus other directions, while it should be focused on the needs, priorities and goals, of citizens!

Rhetoric/Promises Versus Actions: The Trump Dilemma - 5 Examples

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:11:42 -0600

The existing President of the United States, was, to a large degree, elected, not because he articulated viable solutions, but, rather, due to his combination of promises, rhetoric, personality, and vitriol. Donald Trump demonstrated, and has continued to demonstrate, whether one supports or opposes him, he's a fighter. The ultimate dilemma, and challenge, however, is how that behavior is exhibited and manifested, and the potential ramifications, of his reliance of being oppositional, rather than unifying, and often, resorting to a combination of lying, blaming and complaining, often without providing any viable solutions, for the better.

The Promise Of Tomorrow

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:08:05 -0600

Tomorrow is promised to those who are willing to accept The Promise Of Tomorrow! This is one of my greatest opinions, as a Motivational Life Coach. If you believe otherwise, then I'm almost a little sad to tell you, that you might not make it to see tomorrow.

The Dangers Of Trump's Mixed-Messages: 5 Examples

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:03:04 -0600

It's often been said, one of the most meaningful, relevant necessities of any public official, is earning the trust, from, both those, he serves and represents, within this country, as well as how he's perceived, on the internation stage! One of the essential aspects/ components, is, most of us, seek a high degree of consistency, rather than inconsistency, in the message, these people provide, and articulate! Perhaps, unlike any time, in recent memory, we have witnessed, since the election of Donald J.

The Current Political Climate in America Is Uniquely Favourable to Third Parties

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:06:33 -0600

The political landscape in America looks increasingly alarming. A new approach is required to ensure a positive future for the people of the nation.

When President Trump Lies, Who Loses? 5 Losers

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:05:20 -0600

Whether one agrees or disagrees with, supports or opposes, or what one's personal opinion of the man, may be, there should be, nearly, universal agreement, President Donald Trump, is certainly, unlike, any of his predecessors, in recent memory. Although, having personally worked on numerous political campaigns, for over 4 decades, I recognize, most politicians, stretch the truth, and resort to spinning the facts, to put them, in the best, possible, light, Trump has taken that tendency, to previously, unobserved, heights! Political fact - checkers have stated, he has lied, or materially mis - stated information, an average of over 5...

Elected Officials Should Prioritize The COMMON Good

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:22:25 -0600

Wouldn't a so - called, representative democracy, such as we supposedly have, in the United States of America, be better served, if our elected officials, prioritized the needs, goals, priorities, perceptions, and objectives of the electorate, rather than their own personal agenda, politics, and/ or self - interest? Perhaps, it's the system, where many, in this country, fail to exercise their right to vote, nor even consider it their responsibility! Maybe, these politicians feel, either, entitled, emboldened, or believe, they can pull the proverbial, wool, over our eyes, and get away with their behavior, without ramifications!

Generosity Is Like A Breath Of Fresh Air

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:05:19 -0600

You don't realize how generous people are until you are in trouble. Yesterday afternoon I called into the local supermarket, but on returning to my car disaster struck. My key stuck in the door lock and wouldn't budge! My phone was at home and the spare key I hadn't seen since the car was serviced, so I had no idea where it was!

6 Ways To Make Our Political System Fairer And Better

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:19:57 -0600

Regardless of one's political orientation, and/ or beliefs, nearly everyone realizes, there is considerable dysfunction, which makes the system, work ineffectively and inefficiently, and is often, less than properly directed, to serve the common good, and/ or needs! Perhaps, now, more than any time, in recent memory, this has become obvious and pronounced, because we have seen numerous incidents, where it appears, politicians tend to place politics, their personal agenda, and/ or self - interest, ahead of the needs, goals and priorities of their constituents, and the common good! WIth that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine,...

Where Have American's Freedoms Gone? 5 Examples

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:10:55 -0600

Whether one embraces a progressive, moderate, or conservative agenda, there is nearly universal agreement, we have witnessed, since the election of Donald J. Trump, in November, 2016, a difference in America's society! While, previous American Presidents, have, generally attempted to provide leadership, which focused on trying to unify, President Trump, has consistently, prioritized pleasing his political core, and base of supporters, and, often, used a combination of rhetoric, vitriol, and making his claims, using Social Media.

Trump - Confusing Signals: 5 Examples

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:16:08 -0600

Leading any nation, especially one, as diverse, ethnically, racially, and politically, as the United States, is challenging, under any circumstances, and especially so, in the present political climate! While there are many things, which are different about the way, Donald J. Trump, perceives and conceives of the position, and represents this nation, perhaps the most troubling, to some of us, is how he often articulates confusing signals, on an almost- daily, basis.

Understanding Trump and His Base

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:30:16 -0600

Discussions in the Oval Office on DACA demonstrated two ways in which President Trump is dedicated to a base, a fact noted by Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina. This article will expand on Representative Clyburn's insight because it gets to the heart of our dysfunctional political situation.

What Does America Stand For? 4 Images

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:33:24 -0600

In November, 2016, the United States elected Donald J. Trump, to serve, as President of the U.S.

President Trump: Telling The Truth, Thinking He Is, Or Lying?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:19:29 -0600

Whether one is a supporter of our current President, or opposes his approaches and policies, it is important to agree, Donald J. Trump, has certainly, in his first year, approached and performed his position, significantly differently, than any of his predecessors, in recent memory! For some, this may be, exactly what they hoped for, but, for many others, it is often frightening, and/ or upsetting!

Race Trumps Love on MLK, Jr Day

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:09:17 -0600

Candidate Trump asked African-Americans: "What do you have to lose?" Today all Americans must ask: "What has already been lost and how much more are we willing to lose?"

Why Trump's Words Matter: 5 Examples

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:11:01 -0600

Nearly everyone, whether they support, or oppose, the policies, etc, of President Donald Trump, realize and recognize, we have never witnessed, any previous occupant of the office, who used the rhetoric, he has consistently articulated! While some either agree, or object, to specific words, or the tone of his message, what might be, more significant, etc, is the overall, and specific impacts, of what he says. Fact - checkers state, Mr.

The Making of a Sociopath

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:27:34 -0600

There is a disturbing trend of a rise in the prevalence of sociopathy in our society as revealed by many sources of media. Our present culture has become the breeding ground for sociopaths. We even don't know that a sociopath might be living next door.

Critical Thinking: Does Identity Politics Disempower People?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:19:23 -0600

In today's political climate, there appears to be a greater focus on what would be good for people who belong to a particular gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. As a result of this, what would benefit people in general no longer has the same level of importance.

Laziness As a Misnomer

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:43:05 -0600

A mainstay of conservative thought holds that those who are too lazy to better themselves do not deserve consideration. It's a mentality that reflects an ignorance of human behavior, an apparent lack of empathy toward others, and a worldview that includes selfish thinking. This mindset serves as the rationale for conservatives to vote against social welfare programs that are designed to assist those less fortunate.

Anyone for Mars: A Tongue in Cheek Look at What Might Be, But Won't Be Able to See

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:59:37 -0600

Have you ever wondered what life will be like in a thousand years? No doubt everything we think of as high - tech today will be museum pieces, that provide a chuckle or two from all those new kids on the block. Will space travel be the norm, with bookings being made for a week or two on the moon, crater viewing?

How To Truly Make America GREAT

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:21:15 -0600

In November, 2016, the United States' electorate, voted for, and elected, Donald J. Trump, as President of the United States. Whether one supported or opposed this individual, there is little doubt, he articulated a different type of populist message.

We Need Positive Political Leaders

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:24:08 -0600

It generally doesn't do society much good, to look back, and believe, as Paul Simon wrote, with differing lyrics (at different times in his life), Everything looks worse (or better) in black - and - white! Many feel, we are presently witnessing, a period, focused more on blaming and complaining, and empty rhetoric and/ or promises, rather than introducing relevant, sustainable solutions! Whether one is a Democrat, or Republican, or considers himself, liberal, conservative, or moderate, it's essential to recognize and realize, we rarely benefit, in any meaningful manner, when the conversation focuses on blaming and complaining, rather than well -...

Rise of the Z-State and Faltering Societal Fate - Part 2

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:39:51 -0600

With the popularity of the zombie genre, from graphic novels to the movie screen, it is an apt depiction of post-modern humanity. Any devotee of "zombie apocalyptic" stories, likewise, finds a correlation between the notion of a "z-state" and reality of a devolving culture to be quite both alarming and fascination. From entertaining dystopic fiction in terror-panicked shopping malls, to the government websites planning for societal pandemic, the metaphorical admonition for survival preparedness and emergency planning reflects real life issues and foolish behaviors.

The Gambit of Power and Control in Human Deception - Part 2

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:36:14 -0600

As the devolution continues, daily occurrences around the U.S. and the rest of the world, offer evidence of the gambit of power and control in human deception. A continuing process of human regression in the imbalance of social equity, the few who manipulate the resources manage to exert influence on those of lesser means. Recently, a prominent business magazine known for reporting on wealth and power within business and government circles stated that 1% own more than 50% of earthly wealth. The continued decline of reasonable materiality does not paint a positive picture.

Evolution Vs Creation

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:33:24 -0600

How did human beings come to earth? By evolution or creation? This article tries to answer that question, including the question of the chicken and egg which came first

Wake-Up, America: Demand Less - Partisan Government: 5 Examples

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:04:59 -0600

While America would probably, be best - served, with either, non - partisan. or bipartisan leadership, we are apparently, witnessing less cooperation, than at any time, in recent memory! How often, in the last year, have we witnessed, politicians placing politics and/ or a political agenda, ahead of quality policy and/ or the best interests of our citizens?

Politicians Might Insist And Lie, But It Doesn't Make It Fact: 5 Examples

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:28:10 -0600

Politicians have enjoyed, less - than - stellar, reputations, for generations. Therefore, it should not be surprising, to anyone, when we witness, them making empty promises, and using over - stated, political rhetoric! However, in today's world climate, we have been witnessing, this behavior, to an extreme, because most observers, seem to recognize, the present occupant of the White House, President Donald Trump, has taken this behavior, to a level, we have never witnessed, in recent memory!

Realisationism Explained

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:33:16 -0600

We are beginning to realise that all humans are clever and have always been so very clever? We are also beginning to waken up to the idea that we have all inherited amazing knowledge via a 'trans-generational memory gene' that has been passed down to us from the first extra-terrestrial/ Homo sapiens offspring! We all have amazing knowledge hidden in our unconscious memory. Realisationism is a concept which requires a belief in an ancient extra-terrestrial led civilisation, way before the Egyptians, which has been hitherto hidden, destroyed or deliberately misrepresented. I believe we are rapidly entering an age of Realisationism and beginning to comprehend how and why we are being manipulated and to recognise how easy it is to be manipulated. Thankfully, every generation is producing more and more of us with great wisdom to question the restrictive elite/establishment/conventional views. Consequently, many more of us are becoming more questioning with an open-mind and slowly but surely uncovering the secrets that have been withheld from us since the Great Flood around 10.500 years ago.

Ramifications of Trump's Behavior: 6 Examples

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 07:23:56 -0600

Few objective observers would deny, for better of worse, we have never, in recent memory, observed any President, behave, like our present occupant of that office. Donald Trump has spent his public career, in a way, which consistently brought attention, to himself, either by his actions, or rhetoric. Few would deny, he is a master of self - promotion, and while, that, probably, personally benefited him, it is questionable, whether, it will be in the best interest of this country, or many of its citizens.

Gentrification Meltdown

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:11:19 -0600

The process that keeps shutting people out. A situation that gives rise to racial and economic class differences.

These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:49:50 -0600

I'm going to stick my neck out and make a few calls for Wall Street 2018 based on evidence, logic... and history. And we have all year to see how I do...

Will The Mid-Term Elections Be About Issues, Or Trump?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:31:26 -0600

2017 was a poltical year, like no other, in recent memory! Whether one is a supporter or detractor, of the President, it must be agreed, we have rarely witnessed, anyone serving in that position, similar to Donald Trump. His combination of personality, rhetoric, use of Social Media, polarizing influence, and, apparent lying and misstatements, have dominated news coverage, and our citizen's mindsets.

5 Behavioral Options For Elected Officials

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:19:29 -0600

We vote for candidates, for any, of a variety of reasons. Some of these, may be personal, while others might be logical and/ or emotional. However, most of us, would hope, that, once elected, these politicians were ready, willing and able, to transform, themselves, into statesmen, and prioritize, what might be best, for society, and their constituents!

Why Are We So Attracted to the Celebrity Lifestyle?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:09:48 -0600

"Celebrity" the word itself explains everything. We all admire, adore and imitate our favorite celebrity once in a lifetime because we want to be like them. Perfect physique, dressing, makeup and oh!

Examine Official's POLICY, Not Promises

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:04:52 -0600

When one considers, and examines, the past results of many elections, it becomes somewhat obvious, many voters, appear to place their votes, based on the often - empty rhetoric, and promises, rather than their best interests, and the true needs, of our society, as a whole! It's important, and we would all benefit, if the typical American voter, would pay more attention, and avoid, either apathy, or proceeding, with the mindset, their vote didn't matter, anyway! With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine, and consider, using the mnemonic approach, why, we would all benefit, if voters...

How to Maintain the Spirit of Giving Each Day of the Year

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:54:03 -0600

There's nothing like the holiday time to be reminded that we're all more alike than we are different. As the year begins to draw to a close, I've been coming by stories that help me maintain my faith in humanity, and I'd like to share one particular one with you today. A Child's Curious Nature We live in such a wealthy country, but poverty exists here at home in our nation.

If Content Is the King, Where Is King's Honor?

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:24:57 -0600

Importance of content is accepted by everyone be they are businesses or politicians. In the olden days, civilizations were cultivated, promoted, and sustained with content. One religion says through word everything is created.

Jungle Laws of Indian Bureaucrats

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:25:05 -0600

In any other country, can you imagine hordes of youngsters passing out of I.I.T and I.I.M and then forsaking million rupees salary packages to become a bureaucrat with a starting salary of just about Rs 35,000-40000 a month? If someone says he or she's doing all this to 'serve' society/country, remember, the statement is as hollow as the one made by a crooked politician who claims to serve his people.

My Political PRAYER For 2018

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:19:24 -0600

Many individuals make year - end, New Year's resolutions, which, while generally being sincere, and well - intentioned, when made, end up, being, abandoned, shortly thereafter! When it comes to our society, and world affairs, there are often, many challenges and obstacles, as well as some great qualities, and occurrences. However, we recently witnessed, a year (2017), which appeared, to be, like few others, in recent memory, and while some, seemed enthusiastic, and encouraged, many of us, believe, it challenged the so - called, norms, as well as attacked, certain freedoms, and protections, that many Americans, have held dear.

Ten Words Or Expressions That Need To Disappear In The New Year

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:08:26 -0600

During one of the half dozen court shows I watch on cold winter afternoons, one of the litigants made a remark I hope does not catch on as we approach a new year. The male millennial said "I have plenty of meat in the freezer." In that case,the guy was a plaintiff suing an ex girlfriend for money he had given her for cosmetic surgery.

Inside Out

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:07:55 -0600

Is it too late to say your sorry America? When Ben Franklin stated when asked what kind of government was created his reply was "a republic if you can keep it." Profound, yes and yet all indications today point that we have lost sight of what Ben Franklin said.

Critical Thinking: Is The Hollywood Harassment Scandal Being Used To Demonize All Men?

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 18:36:08 -0600

Due to what has been taking place in Hollywood recently, a lot has been said about the people who were involved. It hasn't stopped there, though, as there are also people who have taken a completely different approach.

Critical Thinking: Can A Child's Need For Approval Make Them Want To Change Their Gender?

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 09:31:29 -0600

For a number of years now, a lot has been said about adults and children who don't feel comfortable with their gender. And what can define what something thinks about all this can be their age.

Free Speech: Why Does The 'Silent Majority" Exist?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:09:35 -0600

In recent years, there have been a number of surprising results in the political realm, and this is often put down to the fact that there is a 'silent majority'. At the same time, it wouldn't be accurate to say that everyone was taken aback by these results.

The Media: Does The Mainstream Media Use Pictures Of Children And Animals To Manipulate People?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:59:30 -0600

If someone has the tendency to buy a newspaper, they will have probably seen a picture of a child on the front cover at least once. And even if one simply looks at the front covers of newspapers and doesn't buy them, they may also have had the same experience.

Free Speech: Has The Term 'Hate Speech' Been Created To Silence People?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:14:59 -0600

If someone was asked to share their thoughts about 'hate speech', they might have a number of things to say. Firstly, they could say that it has no place in today's world, which is why it is a good thing that it is banned.

Surveillance, Communication, and Intelligence With "Deeper and Far Reaching" Insights

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:19:10 -0600

Oceanography has always been vital for enhancing security, protection of the environment, disaster management, and for monitoring commercial operations. An unmanned sea system can conduct all these tasks at a much lower cost, and can function for much longer periods, compared to a manned vessel. This article appreciates the vitality of an unmanned sea system for surveillance, communication, reconnaissance, and disaster management.

Free Speech: Does The Attack On Free Speech Show How Feminized The Western World Has Become?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:58:25 -0600

While men are a physical expression of the masculine and women are a physical expression of the feminine, it doesn't mean that each sex only has masculine or feminine traits within them. Now, this is not to say that each person on this planet is made up of half of one side and half of the other.

Critical Thinking: Does Focusing On Racism And Sexism Lead To More Racism And Sexism?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:54:45 -0600

If someone pays attention to the mainstream media, they are likely to have read stories about racism and sexism. And the amount of stories that they have come across can all depend on the news sources that they pay attention to.

Making The World Better

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:22:37 -0600

Morality raises many questions more so when applied to the social platforms. Who is in any given society can be said to be of the highest moral standards? Who subjects people to any ethical scrutiny? The fact is we are the society, and we judge one another based on what we know rather than what they know. The is this not unfair? Are we allowed to judge others based on what we see as opposed to what they believe?

Super Mustache Man (Fictional Short Story)

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:36:01 -0600

In movies and comic books are the real world for superheroes, but one man has fallen seriously in taking the praise and aspiring to be doing heroic acts. A dream weaver as he fondly attracted his subconscious mind to form creative information.

Critical Thinking: Has Focusing On Misogyny Caused People To Overlook Misandry?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:46:44 -0600

It has been said that in order to define what someone believes about the world, the only thing that the mainstream media needs to do is gain their attention. And once they have their attention, they can define what they focus on.

Meet Real Life Hero - Sabin Barto

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:21:49 -0600

The fiery crash on a warm Florida evening on July 4, 2012 left an unconscious man trapped in his burning car. Seemingly out of nowhere, a figure plunged out of the darkness through a sheet of flames to rip open the door and carry the driver to safety just moments before the car exploded. Like a scene from a movie, the Independence Day hero retreated to the shadows of obscurity, but it wouldn't be the last time he would help someone in danger.

Human Values: An Analysis

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:20:56 -0500

Are human values losing their worth in the modern society. What we are doing to maintain the moral integrity in our life? Read the article to know more about human values and its importance today...

Male Feminists: Is It A Surprise For Male Feminists To Be Accused Of Harassment?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:37:55 -0500

A few weeks ago, a number of women accused a well-known Hollywood producer of raping, assaulting, and sexually harassing them. And, since then, a number of other women have come forward.

Trap of Contemporary Values?

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:59:05 -0500

The mass media frequently exposes us to viewpoints that reflect contemporary values of society to do with for example consumerism, celebrity, work, and sex. It is easy to unthinkingly fall in line with these images and sentiments. They convey messages about what one must do, should believe, and need to have. You may have a sense there is something missing in such views. They imply having possessions, being well known, attractive, or successful are all important. Are you in any danger of falling into a trap? There is a risk that commonly held fallacies that exist beneath the surface of the mass media will trap our minds. Could any worldly illusions trap and bind you into an unhealthy state of mind? One from which you might wish to escape?

The Great Transformation: A World Awakening

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:51:13 -0500

We are currently living in the most profoundly transformative time in the history of the Planet. Never mind the Industrial Revolution or even the advent of our current techno wonder-world: this is a time of Awakening Consciousness on a planetary level, and not one single being or location on the earth will remain untouched.

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:50:19 -0500

The more I cultivate that Love and Light within me, the more I see it all around me. It increases daily-and I receive the benefit: it's a closed circuit, nourishing itself. I thrive.

The Great Transformation & You

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:48:35 -0500

If you are ready to move into the New Paradigm, if you choose to participate in The Great Transformation-moving out of concern for the personal self and joining forces with the Legions of Light currently engaged in elevating an entire Planet into a Higher Realm of being- your life will begin to change in ways both joyful and profound. As you consciously work on elevating your own frequency-in the name of Service, for the Well-being of All-you receive the first benefits of the intention of your dedication. For the higher the frequency of your energy body, the greater...

Critical Mass 2017

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:48:21 -0500

Our time has come. We have reached the point where the process of awakening Consciousness is being supported on a mass scale-by Cosmic forces of Universal proportion-and whether you know it or not, if you're reading these words, you are meant to participate in this glorious transformation of a civilization and a planet.

Pseudo-Feminism: The New Evil In The Society

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:19:46 -0500

Feminism, sexism, fascism, criticism or any 'isms' that prevail in this society has an underlying rule. If you misuse these terms, you are bound to look stupid to any imbecile out there. The fraudulent use of powerful words to implement ideologies and rights have recently created a dent in this society.

Meditating With the Dalai Lama

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 19:24:26 -0500

I've got spirit and the Dalai Lama to thank for guiding me back to meditation. And a rude driver that cut me off while I was driving around, trying to get the ingredients I needed for a special dinner for my husband and me. A silver Lexus shot out of one lane and zoomed into a shoebox-sized space between my car and the one before me.

The Media: Is It Easy For The Mainstream Media To Control What People Believe?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:21:18 -0500

While there are people who listen to the mainstream media, there are others who pay attention to the alternative media. It hasn't been this way for long, though, and this is due to the fact that there only used to be one option.

Building an Age-Friendly Community

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:47:25 -0500

There are benchmarks for what makes an age-friendly community. Do you know your community, county or state score?

Are We Getting False Survival Warnings From Fake News?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:14:36 -0500

Are we getting fake survival warnings to prepare ourselves when there is still time? Fake news is not a recent phenomenon and has existed for a long time but its impact has become more widespread with the spread of the internet and social media. Fake news can be described as a completely fabricated story without any basis that has been floated by vested interests to serve their own purpose.

The Media: Is Someone Naive If They Believe That The Mainstream Media Exists To Inform People?

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 12:46:57 -0500

If one was to think about what the purpose of a supermarket is, they may say that it is to sell people food. This could be seen as a fairly accurate assessment, and what they could add is that these places often sell house related items.

All Groups Need to Prosper

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:10:30 -0500

Prosperity must be for all people no matter what their race religion sex or nationality. All people must prosper in order to have a better world.

The Media: Is The Mainstream Media More Deceitful Than Ever Before?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:36:19 -0500

There are, of course, a number of ways to find out about what is taking place in the world, and this is why it is no longer necessary to look towards the mainstream media. Someone can now find out about what is taking place by looking towards the alternative media.

Translating Igbo Names at the Igbozue, Summer Picnic

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:34:50 -0500

At the Igbozue summer picnic, held Saturday, August 13, 2017 at Wharton Park, in North Haven, Connecticut, children and teenagers sat around wooden tables for an educational session of translating popular Igbo names into English. God and man are two themes that attract enormous respect and honor in Igbo culture, said the instructor, Chibuike. This explains why lots of Igbo names begin with two prefixes: Chukwu--, or chi--- [a short form of Chukwu], both meaning God, and Nna--, meaning a biological father, or a divine figure.

The Instagram Psychic Lie

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:12:37 -0500

I received a telephone call a few days ago from a distraught woman who fell prey to a psychic scammer. My blood boils whenever I hear about phoney psychics inventing new ways to cheat people. So, here's lesson number one - never let a psychic or medium choose you. You must choose to consult a medium or a psychic.

Migrant Crisis: Is It Easier For Celebrities To Show Compassion To The Migrants?

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:56:21 -0500

If one pays attention to the mainstream media and/or uses social media, they may have heard about a number of celebrities who have shared their views on the migrant crisis. In fact, they may have heard a number of them talk about this on more than one occasion.

Why Writers Must Add Values To Society

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:47:44 -0500

Good writers are wordsmiths, who know and appreciate the potency of the words. They have the capacity to skillfully craft words that will hit their targets with the right messages and bring about reactions or responses- good or bad on them. As I always write, in this 21st century and with modern communication gadgets, spoken or written words have the capacity to spread in few seconds across the world.

Critical Thinking: Why Do Some White People Hate Themselves?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:48:44 -0500

If one pays attention to the mainstream media and/or spends time on different social media sites, they may have come across at least one white person who blames their entire race for all the problems in the world. It is then going to be clear that they are ashamed of the colour of their own skin and what their ancestors have supposedly done.

Ogwashi-Uku History: The Battle for Sectional Supremacy

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:43:36 -0500

For decades, an acceptable history of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom has been the focus of debate. The debate in most cases is as a result of disagreements among indigenes who felt more superior than others and subsequently sees themselves as either ''from the royal family or the first settlers''.

You Have No Case

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:17:13 -0500

Ignorance to Scriptural teachings will not justify one's lack of obedience. Every Believer has the responsibility to search and accept Biblical Truths. Ignorance cannot be pleaded when we have access to the Word of God.

Mark Zuckerberg Biography - Childhood, Life Achievements & Invention

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:55:15 -0500

The name Mark Zuckerberg raises a billion likes in your mind very akin to the blue thumbs-up icon. He is one of the world's youngest business tycoons. The very famous social networking site Facebook is, in fact, his brainchild.