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Author, columnist, and blogger with a long career in business management, management consulting and executive coaching. I've authored and published six books: "You, Your Self and the 21st Century,"The Flowers Are Talking to Me," and "Faith Stirred Not Shaken," Christianity in America,"The Martian Prelude," Faith Stirred not Shaken, 2nd edition." Something I try to keep in mind when I write: Sometime back I was watching an old movie titled Biloxi Blues. At one point a young man named Epstein, warns the protagonist, a fledgling writer, played by a very young Matthew Broderick, "when you compromise your true opinions you commit yourself to mediocrity."


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Minneapolis Vigil - June 12, 2016 Orlando Pulse Shooting Monday, June 13, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fifty Dead in Orlando: The Latest Fatalities in World War III We fail to see that we've lost the objective while we fight about whether "guns kill people" or "people kill people." Whether drones create more terrorists when we kill their leaders. We fail the see that we all victims of this war. Even the perpetrators who pull the triggers or fly the drones are victims.

David Perdue - Caricature Friday, June 10, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Did Senator Perdue Really Pray for the President's Death? Here we have a perfect storm of inferential leaping and dog whistle politics. Ms. Woodruff's headline leaps to a conclusion that her report doesn't support unless one can hear the dog whistle"or simply concede the old saying, "the large print giveth and the fine print taketh away."

Paul Ryan Caricature Friday, June 3, 2016 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ryan Accepts Trump. Move Along. Nothing to See Here. Please be assured I'm not singling Mr. Ryan out for criticism. He's a politician and a successful one at that. He's just more obvious because of his elevated status. I'm afraid his quick-change expertise is just an example of business as usual in our political system.

nature walk's Monday, August 17, 2015 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who's Selling Your Grandchildren's Futures for Political Gain. Climate is changing. You can just believe what you've decided to believe, ignore the obvious current weather anomalies and let your grandkids fend for themselves or begin to find out the facts and what we need to do. It's your choice.

Manhattan Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I'm No scientist. I'm a Worried Grandfather. Everything is preceded by some causal event. If this is true, it must follow that events today will cause events tomorrow and all the tomorrows of our future. So given our seeming inability to deal with our real issues and instead focus on simple-minded concerns like some movie star's sexual orientation, one hundred years from now things might look like this:

The steeple of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, Friday, June 19, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
National Illusion Crumbles In South Carolina Nine black people die at the hands of a young white supremacist. He admitted his motive was to start a race war. And still one half of this nation is twisting itself into contortions to protect the illusion that overt racism wasn't the reason for his actions.

Support Iran Protests! #Iranelection Friday, June 12, 2015 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rosewater, a Film Full of Parallels At first I was stunned at the ubiquitous display of propaganda all over Tehran; on the side of buildings, signs and bill boards everywhere. But then it occurred to me, there are parallels here too. But in America the propaganda is not about the religion of Islam. It's about Western religion, capitalism.

The Dome of the Rock - .The most contested piece of real estate on eart Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who Speaks for Sincere Believers of All Faith Traditions? We're on a very slippery slope as long as reasonable people, Christians, Muslims, and Jews, the true children of Abraham, allow themselves to be represented by the lunatic fringe.

an unwitting victim...bwahahhahahaa Saturday, February 14, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Despicable Act in Chapel Hill: Victims Include the Shooter As senseless as the loss of three promising young people was, they were not the only victims of this horrendous act. The killer is a victim of a sick subculture in our society.

Grace Cathedral 06 Monday, February 9, 2015 (22 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
He's at it Again: Pope Teaching True Christianity! To these Pauline Christians, the task of extricating extremist right wing politics from their perverted religious interpretations is onerous. An onerous task made more difficult because when their form of religion is used as an ideological pretext to political ambitions, there is no inspirational core on which to stan

JeSuisCharlie-4 Monday, January 12, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Je suis Charlie" Me Too! To add fuel to the roaring fire, certain news organizations and individuals have rushed to condemn all Muslims for the acts of an infinitesimal, disenfranchised minority. Some claiming that the Muslim community doesn't do enough to protest these horrible actions being committed in the name of Islam. Wrong again. Tens of thousands of true Muslims have protested all over the world, France included.

Secret Comedy Podcast 06 - 2 August 2013 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sicker Than Our Secrets We only need to look as far as the success of Fox News to find a thermometer. Have you ever thought about why a channel independently proven to be falsifying facts and misinforming viewers is the leading cable news organization?

Image from page 28 of .The gospel of slavery : a primer of freedom. ( Monday, December 8, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We're as Sick as Our Secrets You see, the problem is that until we can openly admit that our country's foundation is crazed through with injustices, we will all continue to be victims. Whether it be the Michael Browns or the people who kill them or the friends and families who suffer their losses; all victims of the same systemic illness we see, deflect, deny, project, and in every other way resist every day of our lives.

Amtrak, Train Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I Took a Trip on a Train and I thought About... Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer were looking at America in 1939. I was looking at America in 2014. I wondered what had caused so much change. Then it came to me. We were in the southern red states where the Republican economic policies abound in freedoms.

old school Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Degradation of Our Educational System is Canary in the Mineshaft Our graduates carry a debt load of $1.2 trillion dollars while the cost of a college degree in the United States has increased "12 fold" over the past 30 years, far outpacing the price inflation of consumer goods, medical expenses and food.

ISIL Flag Monday, September 29, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bombing the Mideast for Fun and Profit The Bush administration sold us the need for the invasion that created the instability and now we are being sold the fable that the problems in the Mideast are caused by religious extremism. If we think critically about this we will see that, although religious extremism is the apparent reason, it is a symptom of much deeper issues.

Ignorance-is-a-virus.-Once-it-starts-spreading-it-can-only-be-cured-b Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Willful Ignorance: An American Ideal? Economist Paul Krugman's, comment explains what will happen, "When faith meets evidence, evidence doesn't stand a chance." And this is the culture media for willful ignorance to flourish.

Ten Commandments Monday, September 15, 2014 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who's Responsible for Your Morality? Although most elements of our unique brand of American Christian extremism have earned our rebuke, we might dismiss something very important in the process of our rejection. Religion is, in more instances than not, a practical road to individual moral development. The problems show up when people don't complete the journey.

MidEast_Cultural_Historical_Zones_lg Thursday, September 11, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bombing ISIS or Not. It shouldn't be difficult to understand the emergence of this wave of religious fundamentalism around the world. When revered models have remained undisturbed for long periods and are suddenly disturbed, any kind of aberrant behavior is to be expected. A return to the most fundamental beliefs of that model seems like the most grounded place from which to defend against the disturbance.

obama getting high : smoke shop mural upper haight street, san francis Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bad President, Bad, Bad! Recently, I developed two theories about the constant nitpicking complaints and downright obscene insults thrown at this president. The obvious reason is his color. In a country with institutionalized racism, a tan-colored man in the White House is an omen. But the deeper reason that probably exists at a subconscious level: Bush II

Image from page 5 of .The life and death of Dr. Martin Lvther; the pa Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Blame it on Luther. What we're seeing is society honoring the moral authority of unqualified people who may or may not even be mentally stable. When we decree the individual and his epistemology to be sacrosanct with no further investigations or qualifications we have the moral chaos we see in America today.

2014-8-17 hands up Wednesday, August 20, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Not More of the Same on Ferguson, MO While Americans line up on either side of the events in Ferguson we are missing an important tool for reconciliation. Our racial tensions arise from very fundamental differences in our cultural contexts and the meanings that shape who we are as individuals. The issue is not color of skin. That's the marker. The issues are shaped by historical narratives that create the moods that predispose behaviors on both sides.

blinding glimpse Monday, August 18, 2014 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obfuscate = Re-elect = Going Nowhere. But We're Making Good Time. While our politicians' obfuscate, the media aids and abets under the guise of neutrality. The effect is to obscure the facts with pettifogging flotsam and jetsam.

By @adorn_jewellery_ .#humanity #gaza #gazaunderattack #freepalestine Thursday, August 7, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Obscene Asymmetry in Gaza There is an obscenity being perpetrated on the Palestinian people as I write this essay. And please don't obscure it with talk of Hamas and its intentions. I'm writing clear-eyed about the inhumanity involved in Gaza.

From flickr.com/photos/80835334@N07/14616568348/ Friday, August 1, 2014 (123 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Children, You're Not Welcome Here! On the surface one might ask what happened to America's big heart? The one that donates time, money, physical help to people in natural disasters in foreign countries. The country that is the home of tens of thousands of young men and women who have given their lives in defense of other homelands?

Christian Values Sampler - On Sale Now at Hobby Lobby (Made in China) Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A New Transubstantiation: Contraception Becomes Abortion if One Believes Deeply Here's a thought experiment for you: Roman Catholics believe in transubstantiation; the communion wafer becomes the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ during the Mass. How many of you Protestants, Jews and Muslims think that because a Roman Catholic believes in transubstantiation deeply, the communion wafer actually becomes the body and blood of Jesus? I thought so.

A God for Everyone Friday, May 9, 2014 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Thou Shalt Have No False Gods Before Me. I don't believe in a god who only loves the superstitious, anti-intellectual, heterosexual, white Anglo-Saxon, Protestant archetype. You know, the false idol of the extremes of American Christianity.

Renault 5 1981 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Duty of Care Dead? Wikipedia defines Duty of Care thusly, "In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others."

//www.flickr.com/photos/79586279@N00/12482431664/: Catacombes Thursday, April 3, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Death of Our Democracy We're suffering continual erosion of our democracy as the wealthy elite take over the political and governing process.

//www.flickr.com/photos/77071923@N00/6598742717/: Rodin - Gates of Hell Friday, February 28, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Does Jan Brewer's Veto Unlock the Gates of Hell? The very effect the Christian right fears is being caused by their own extreme and misguided ideology. In the void created by the absence of religion, our young people are learning their values from popular culture.

//www.flickr.com/photos/55814502@N00/8147716985/: Les armes de la foi 2 Monday, February 24, 2014 (33 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
General Boykin: Owning an AR-15 is Biblical. So in this unique American version of fundamentalist Christianity, the Lord has cleaved society into at least two camps: Those who will do the slaying and those who will be slain. What better reason to own an automatic weapon, as General Boykin urges, than to be on the side of those doing the slaying, in the name of Jesus, of course?

//www.flickr.com/photos/77480727@N07/12659525273/: Girl with gun YU YANK Friday, February 21, 2014 (54 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
More Guns: Symptom of Illness in Society As counter-intuitive as it may sound, that the social norms are the reason for the pathology, the evidence is undeniable. We are living in a society that is tearing itself apart, ostensibly to save itself.

//www.flickr.com/photos/32345848@N07/8388466124/: Your NRA, exploiting a tragedy to advance a pre-existing pol Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (101 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mood of Fear = Need for Concealed Carry Here's something to think about: "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

//www.flickr.com/photos/37441499@N07/12248801663/: Gun and alcohol Thursday, February 13, 2014 (36 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Illinois Is Now on Board. We Can Carry Concealed Weapons in Every State. I don't propose taking guns away from hunters and sports enthusiasts. I have no illusions about getting rid of almost 300 million guns. But I do have confidence that if we were to simply agree that the statistics point to something real and decide to do something productive about them, I believe we can come up with a solution that would honor our 2nd amendment rights and protect innocent people from lethal gun violen

//www.flickr.com/photos/9106303@N05/10701540024/: The Party's Over. Saturday, February 8, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Real America is Full of Real Conservatives. Creating another reality with people to hate has been going on a long time. Like since the old days in the south where even the lowliest white man, no matter how locked in poverty he was by the system, was made to believe he was still better than that "lazy, ignorant Negro" down the road.

//www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/9925141983/: Bill O'Reilly - Caricature Thursday, February 6, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Fox News Alternative Reality Makes Any Middle Ground Impossible. The reality show advertised as the O'Reilly interview of President Obama on Super Bowl Sunday was revealing. As usual, O'Reilly was the star. This time he had Mr. Obama as a prop, there to be interrupted for the purposes of proving O'Reilly's brilliance and improving his ratings (and income, of course), as he pandered to his loyal followers.

//www.flickr.com/photos/7521779@N05/11574412935/: Pope Francis Facepalms Paul Ryan Tuesday, February 4, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pope Francis = 1: Paul Ryan = 0 A couple of offhand thoughts: Mr. Ryan is a Roman Catholic, so I know he wouldn't lie. I think he just misunderstood the pope. Or maybe he's just so convinced that his party's positions are so correct that he is willing to risk the ire of the Church to correct this pope.

//www.flickr.com/photos/110933916@N08/11557918763/: 3. abortion Thursday, January 30, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pope Francis Strikes Again: This Time It's Abortion Even though I am no longer a practicing member, I was raised and educated Roman Catholic and I still believe abortion is morally wrong for any reason. But even though I abhor the practice, I don't think it's my place to dictate how another person lives her life.Even though I am no longer a practicing member, I was raised and educated Roman Catholic and I still believe abortion is morally wrong for any reason.

//www.flickr.com/photos/10710442@N08/6662540827/: The Gipper, In All His Drippage Tuesday, January 28, 2014 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Open Posthumous Letter to President Reagan The government didn't protect me from the one threat that still lies at the foundation of the problems in our society remains: A breathtaking ignorance and lack of curiosity that allows lies, myths and superstitions to fill the void it creates.

//www.flickr.com/photos/32586799@N00/11944218775/: By @supreme_elo_him .Amazingly this piece by Michael #D'Ant Friday, January 24, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Don't be Fooled: Black Racism Causes White Racism So even though I've got my theories about why racism is worse now than before President Obama's election, the final question has remained open until today. But finally I found an answer, in of all places, a piece on Fox News by Travis Gettys on rawstory.com.

//www.flickr.com/photos/60141638@N06/9021720982/: Clear As Mud Thursday, January 23, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Offering Assessments as Assertions Creates Confusion. Why! Most of us take language for granted. We don't realize the power it has to not only describe but to create. In other words, it is not only descriptive, it is also generative, in that it generates reality.

//www.flickr.com/photos/29233640@N07/11914571234/: ev'ry heart beats true 'neath the red, white and blue Friday, January 17, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Fading Artifice of American Democracy The American illusion of a representative democracy has strayed too far from the reality. Regardless of what he or she says during elections, no individual politician's promises will ever shape his or her party's platform. Collaboration for the benefit of our society is an obsolete concept.

//www.flickr.com/photos/91994044@N00/10685053685/: 1956 pistol Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Popcorn, M&M's and Ammunition So this unfortunate situation was the toxic combination I've written about before. This time it was on steroids. A categorical thinking, gun toting, retired cop who hates texting in theaters, in Florida, "the" stand your ground state. Add to this, people feel more aggressive when they carry guns and the pop corn seemed like a drone attack to this good guy.

//www.flickr.com/photos/67835627@N05/7301112448/: 10070024 Tuesday, January 14, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Should Medicare Really Pay for Seniors' Penis Pumps? I need to laugh because if I don't, I will cry uncontrollably. Why? I read the above item the morning after I was reviewing charges to Medicare for the foam rubber filter on my CPAP breathing machine. It is approximately 1 & inches by inch by inch and Medicare is charged $13.99. It's a stretch to say it has $.01 worth of material in it.

//www.flickr.com/photos/76061588@N03/8629489955/: Lazy day! #lazy #lazyday #lazysunday #afternoons #outside #r Monday, January 13, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Don't Need No Stinking Jobs. We Got Government Benies. The theory X advocate says most people are inherently lazy, dislike work and will avoid it if they can. The theory Y advocate says that most people are ambitious and self-motivated and will exercise self-control. They are motivated to work. So who's right?

//www.flickr.com/photos/49842283@N04/9494343342/: Devil inside 224/365 Saturday, January 11, 2014 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
If Corporations Are People, Pope Francis is Exorcist. Well, contrary to the Vatican's official position, I think the Pope is an exorcist. One of the most important exorcists ever. I'll call him an Exorcist Extraordinaire. And he is appearing at exactly the right time in history.

//www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/11143599094/: Pope Francis - Caricature Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pope Francis:Religious Fundamentalism is Blind to Reality. Me: It's Delusional. Last year, "Kathleen Taylor, a neurologist at Oxford University, said that recent developments suggest that we will soon be able to treat religious fundamentalism and other forms of ideological beliefs potentially harmful to society as a form of mental illness."

//www.flickr.com/photos/7521779@N05/11614579916/: Paul Ryan Refers to Pope Francis as Some Guy Monday, January 6, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pope's Actions Expose The Search for a Superior Moral Justification for Selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith gave us a something to think about when he wrote, "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

//www.flickr.com/photos/7521779@N05/11661967153/: Ken Langone Threatens Pope Francis Friday, January 3, 2014 (41 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
This Pope Makes Me Want to be an Atheist When I apply this pope's words, most of the atheists I know are better Christians than many of the Christians I know.

//www.flickr.com/photos/63504485@N00/11685817956/: Fireworks Jena 2013 Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Only Problem in America is We Don't Have Enough. My hope for 2014 is more. Because in the United States, we don't have enough yet. That's our problem. It's simple.

//www.flickr.com/photos/99619582@N00/10992707936/: Harrell Lake 2 Saturday, December 21, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Phil Robertson Spreading Ignorance under the Pretext of Freedom of Expression? Ignoring the question of whose left after that all-encompassing description, the masses are now debating the rightness or wrongness of his beliefs, his expression of those beliefs, A&E's decision to take him off the air for a while, and who's more hypocritical, conservatives or progressives.

//www.flickr.com/photos/23024164@N06/11395057043/: Lay it down Monday, December 16, 2013 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ethan Couch: An Example of the Pathology of Wealth Ethan Couch is a victim of an illness that is destroying this country and the democracy we all love to brag about. It's, in Chris Hedges' words, "the pathology of wealth." A pathology manifest in our adulation of the super rich; allowed by the unexamined belief that our day will come and we will join their ranks. Why? Because we still believe in an American dream that's been dying for the last four decades.

//www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/8276169730/: Mary's Christmas Museum 2012 - Inclusive Christmas Wednesday, December 11, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Did the Buddha Teach to Make Our Christmas Joyful? While O'Reilly and his Fox friends yammer on about their imaginary war, (their form of crass commercialism for personal gain) this column offers an antidote that might be more useful.

//www.flickr.com/photos/28650594@N03/6589604865/: Christmas in Regional Command-East [Image 2 of 3] Monday, December 9, 2013 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
O'Reilly's War On Christmas But think about it. Is there really a war on Christmas? Christmas is the longest season of the year, opening up retail stores on Thanksgiving day for pre-season shopping. Those same stores are decorated, some starting in October, with seasonal trimmings from stem to stern.

//www.flickr.com/photos/98783669@N05/11021838684/: turkey-NaturalHealthStoreUS Monday, November 25, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who are You Thankful to This Year? It's that time of the year again. Let's murder a turkey and give thanks. But to whom? To whom do you owe your gratitude?

//www.flickr.com/photos/78445643@N07/7024132827/: rageface_obama_not_bad Thursday, November 21, 2013 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is This President that Bad? Really? As an individual non-story being disguised as a news item this seems harmless enough. But when added together with a constant stream, its accumulative effect results in a distorted notion of this president's performance.

//www.flickr.com/photos/23004521@N02/3262032108/: HATE IS A STRONG WORD Saturday, November 16, 2013 (42 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Do We Hate Each Other in America? The truth is the nation was never unified. It was dominated by an archetype from one of the eleven nations that make up America. And the upheaval we suffer is shaped by a futile effort of that group (think Republican Party here) to maintain domination rather than share power.

//www.flickr.com/photos/90315279@N00/10200779306/: Fiery Sunset. Monday, October 14, 2013 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Reflection on a God in America Here's the key question: Am I being blasphemous by asking these questions or are those who believe in this particular and peculiar American god? Let's explore together.

//www.flickr.com/photos/9106303@N05/7518093736/: Sophisticated GOP Campaign Literature Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Government Shutdown: A Ploy of the Christian Right? It should concern us all that there is a well-funded movement pressing science, intellectual discourse, and reason out of the public domain and attempting to replace them with pre-enlightenment thinking or, in Harris's words, with "a vastitude of ignorance."

//www.flickr.com/photos/97019737@N03/9043662276/: card Monday, October 7, 2013 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
American Dystopia Anyone but the deluded, clueless and/or marginally conscious can see the crisis is being created by the very congress that claims it's Mr. Obama's fault for not being willing to negotiate away a law passed by the congress, tested by the Supreme Court and ratified again by an election of the same president.

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