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Bernard Starr, PhD., is Professor Emeritus at CUNY, Brooklyn College where he taught research methods and statistics in a graduate gerontology program that he directed. He is also the main United Nations representative for the Institute of Global Education (IGE), an NGO with ECOSOC status. Starr is the founder and for twenty-five years the managing editor of the cutting edge Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics published by Springer--and editor of the Springer Publishing Co. series Adulthood and Aging and Lifestyle and Issues in Aging. For several years he wrote for the Scripps Howard News Service on healthcare, the boomers, and issues of an aging society. And for seven years he was writer, producer, and host of an award-winning radio commentary, The Longevity Report, on WEVD-AM Radio in NYC. His book, The Starr-Weiner Report On Sex and Sexuality in the Mature years (co-authored with Dr. Marcella Bakur Weiner) provided the first comprehensive data on sexual activity after age 60. He is a past president of the Brooklyn Psychological Association and a past president of the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy. Starr currently produces and hosts television documentaries on meaningful, active and productive living in the third age of life (Active Aging Stories) for Phoenix Rising Television Productions His latest book is "Jesus, Jews, And Anti-Semitism In Art: How Renaissance Art Erased Jesus Jewish Identity and How Today's Artists Are Restoring It." He is also the author of "Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew," and is the organizer of the art exhibit "Putting Judaism Back in the Picture: Toward Healing the Christian/Jewish Divide. Currently, his articles are published at OpEdNews. Previously, he published on the Huffington Post contributor platform. Starr has also published in Salon, Barons Financial Magazine, the Algemeiner, and the New York Daily News. His earlier book, "Escape Your Own Prison: Why We Need Spirituality and Psychology to be Truly Free," published by Rowman and Littlefield, explores spirituality as a psychology of consciousness. His screenplay, Uncensored (The Jew From Nazareth), a thriller set in 16th century Italy and Spain, has been optioned by Atlantic and Pacific Studios.

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Trump loses and leaves; image designed by Bernard Starr, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2020
Stop the Hysteria: If Trump Loses the Election He Will Promptly Abandon the White House Numerous articles have expressed shock at Donald Trump's hint that if he loses the election ("the fraudulent rigged election") he will not leave. There's good reason to believe that he's bluffing. He always threatens but then backs off when confronted and challenged. It's a mode of operating that he learned from his mentor Roy Cohn: "hit and run." And that's precisely what this article propose he will do if he loses.
Bible and managing slaves;desighned by Bernard Starr, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 6, 2020
After Destroying Statues of Washington and Jefferson, and Closing the Show Hamilton, Should We Burn the Bible? We don't want offensive statues staring at us in our daily lives.But history has never looked kindly on demolishing, hiding, or erasing history. And our celebration today of slave-produced monuments around the world poses a disturbing dilemma. Why not leave some statues and erect alongside each another statue. In my example, the slave and her story devastatingly shatters the inhumane ideology of the figure next to her.
Raging Virus, Soaring Wall Street;image created by Starr, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 3, 2020
The Stock Market Surge and Wall Street's Dangerous Blind Faith in Science The coronavirus is surging in 28 states with devastatng impacet o the economy--and no end in sight. Many businesses that were shut down are not expected to reopen, which will add to the growing unemployment, already greater than 10% Yet despite this economic catastrophe Wall Street is soaring with stock prices reaching new highs. This puzzling phenomenon can be traced to Wall Street's dangerous blind faith in science.
Donald Trump Image by Gage Skdmore;Text addition by Bernard Starr, From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 26, 2020
Trump's Tulsa Rally Was Not a Failure. It Was a Big Success and Democrats Should Be Worried Democrats and media pundits ridiculed the low turnout at Trump's rally in Tulsa Oklahoma--his first on-site rally since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the U.S. But it's no laughing matter. The ones who came despite dire health warnings from medical experts are fierce loyalists. And the ones who didn't show are not switching teams. So why the ridicule and celebration?
Non-Voter's Begging Cup designed by Starr, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Non-Voter's Begging Cup and Prayer Card More than forty percent of eligible voters don't vote in national elections in the U.S. In 2016 100 million Americans didn't cast ballots in the presidential election. Yet for sure, they have needs, wants and complaints. To get what they want they might try the non-voter's begging cup and prayer card. If these don't deliver they might then exercise a proven method: the sacred right to vote in our democracy.
COVID-19 image, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 7, 2020
"COVID-19 Was a Curveball," Says Mayor, Bill de Blasio. No, it Was a Screwball After Failing to Hit Slowballs We had warning after warning over the last several decades that a deadly virus we will not be able to stop was likely to emerge. What was our answer? Rather than mobilizing maximum resources to stop pandemic threats we took a wait and see attitude. Now we see-and it's gruesome. No Mayor de Blasio, COVID-19 isn't a curveball, it's a screwball due to inaction. We need a Manhattan Project for pandemics NOW!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2020
Release Young or Older Prisoners? Will They be Safer as COVID-19 Rages Through Alternative Care Facilities and Society? COVID-19 is surging in American prisons because overcrowding is preventing isolation and social distancing that might save lives. To address this issue prison officials, politicians, and media pundits are urging the largescale release of prisoners. But which ones? Older or younger inmates-and according to which risk factors? And, will they be safer outside of prison during the present pandemic crisis?
COVID-19, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 7, 2020
We Have the Know-How, Ability, and Resources to End Pandemic Threats. So What's Stopping Us? COVID-19 is terrorizing the world spreading fear, disease, and death. Despite warnings of a possible super-virus emerging that could not be stopped, our preparedness has been dismal. More alarming, while we focus strictly on defensive preparedness there is little if any talk about an offensive to mobilize massive resources for scientific research to end pandemic threats--a task that is doable as outlined in this article.
The Manhattan Project's First Atomic Explosion, From Uploaded
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 13, 2020
Call for a 'Manhattan Project' against Epidemic Disease We have had several warnings--Sars, Ebola, Zika--of the possible emergence of a devastating virus that can't be stopped. Yet, after each time we miraculously dodged a lethal bullet we slipped into slumber. It's time to change that with an all-out war on viruses with an operation modeled after the Manhattan Project.
Burisma--Ukranian Gas Company, From Uploaded
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Hunter Biden Was Highly Qualified for the Burisma Board: Attacks on Him Are a Diversionary Cover-Up Tactic In a tactic to divert attention from Donald Trump's blatant impeachable offense of attempting to enlist a foreign government to get dirt on his political opponent Joe Biden, his attorneys have brought irrelevant and false accusations against Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden's credentials obliterate the accusations.
King Trump and King George, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 30, 2019
An Open Letter to Donald Trump's Congressional Sycophants on the Sad Fate that Awaits You When His Presidency Ends Donald Trump remains president only because of the solid backing of Republican sycophants in Congress who enable his destructive policies and behavior. If they fully grasped their likely fate after the Trump presidency ends, they would be horrified and might rethink their knee-jerk allegiance--and realize that short-term gain will bring long- term shame.
Time for sycophants to flip on Trump, From Uploaded
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Now is the Moment to Get Trump's Congressional Sycophants to Flip. Here's How. If Democrats can learn to fight, now is the time for them to go on the offensive to get congressional sycophants to flip. As Trump's reckless behavior worsens, Republicans are beginning to worry that far from Donald Trump helping them with re-election they may go down with a hopelessly sinking ship.
Donald Trump's Sycophant Infested White House, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 26, 2019
Donald Trump is Not the Problem. It's the Sycophants. And They Will Pay a Steep Price for Complicity and Silence Democrats and media pundits wring their hands over Trump's cruelties or bizarre behaviors. But Trump can't and won't change. He is stuck with his personality defects.That's why Democrats should focus on getting his sycophant enablers to flip. Here is a strategy for accomplishing that task.
Really?, From Uploaded
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 1, 2019
Are Most Workers Satisfied With Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance? A Flawed Study Says Yes. Let's Take a Look A flawed study sponsored by an advocacy organization for the insurance industry claims that 71 percent of workers are satisfied with their employer-sponsored health plans. Although the survey doesn't meet scientific standards for reporting findings it has been used as one of the main arguments against Medicare for All.
Mar-a-Lago, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The Trump Chorus Line: Parodies on an American Tragedy Four parodies on the Trump and Company administration: Donald Trump on filling and not filling domestic and international positions in the government; Donald Trump in conversation with Adolf Hitler; The indictment and arrest of President Donald Trump; Donald Trump and his sycophants after the presidency.
Kevlar Bulletproof Vest, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Gun Massacres: Should Workplaces, Schools, and Houses of Worship Issue Bulletproof Vests? The frigtening rise in mass shootings has parents, scoolchildren, workers and worshipers wondering what they can do to protect themselves and their loved ones, since Congress refuses to enact the tough gun laws that most of the public crave for. Is the bulletproof vest a sensible answer?
John Glenn returned to space at age 77, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 14, 2019
How Old is Too Old to Run for President? A Gerontologist Ponders This Critical Question for the 2020 Election Now that several senior citizens are candidates for President of the United States many wonder if they are too old for the job. Psychologist/gerontologist Dr. Bernard Starr illuminates that issue.
Trump Rally, From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 30, 2019
How to Defeat Donald Trump:Think Psychological Warfare Donald Trump's relentless repetition of degrading names and false accusations for his opponents is a powerful psychological conditioning technique that results in mind control.
The Walls of Jericho Came Tumbling Down by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 21, 2019
Ancient and Medieval Walls Only Worked if They Were Backed by Lethal Force. Is That Donald Trump's Plan? Historically, walls alone have been ineffective and could be breached by crude technologies. Against 21st century technologies the medieval type wall sought by Donald Trump is flat out silly. Walls that have appeared effective did so because they were backed by a powerful military prepared to use lethal force. It will be sad day if America unleashes lethal force against caravans migrants seeking asylum from violence
Hanukkah and Christmas Celebrations, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 9, 2018
Hanukkah vs. Christmas: Does It Have to Be a Contest? Hanukkah and Christmas are much different celebrations--Hanukkah for a military victory that restored the practice Judaism, and Christmas for the birth of Jesus, who Christians believe is the Messiah. Since the Hanukkah festival is not mandated in the Torah, secular Jews wonder if it should be celebrated at all. Nevertheless, they worry that no celebration might encourage their children to be drawn to Christmas traditions.

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